Ann Magnuson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ann Magnuson (born January 4, 1956) is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub performer who first gained prominence in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan. The New York Times described her as "An endearing theatrical chameleon who has as many characters at her fingertips as Lily Tomlin does". Description above from the Wikipedia article Ann Magnuson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Clear and Present Danger (1994)

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CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Panic Room (2002)

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Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dwight Yoakam

Small Soldiers (1998)

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

Still Breathing (1997)

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James F. Robinson
CAST:  Lou Rawls  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Joanna Going  •  Ann Magnuson

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James F. Robinson
CAST:  Lou Rawls  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Joanna Going  •  Ann Magnuson

The Hunger (1983)

Miriam promises her lovers the gift of eternal life, but John, her companion for centuries, suddenly discovers that he is getting old minute by minute, so he looks for Dr. Sarah Roberts, a researcher on the mechanisms of aging, and asks her for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Bowie  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Cliff DeYoung

Miriam promises her lovers the gift of eternal life, but John, her companion for centuries, suddenly discovers that he is getting old minute by minute, so he looks for Dr. Sarah Roberts, a researcher on the mechanisms of aging, and asks her for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Bowie  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Cliff DeYoung

The United States of Leland (2003)

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A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

Cabin Boy (1994)

A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat, and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Resnick
CAST:  Chris Elliott  •  Ritch Brinkley  •  James Gammon  •  Brian Doyle-Murray

A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat, and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Resnick
CAST:  Chris Elliott  •  Ritch Brinkley  •  James Gammon  •  Brian Doyle-Murray

Tequila Sunrise (1988)

In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon Nick's loyalties are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Towne
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kurt Russell  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon Nick's loyalties are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Towne
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kurt Russell  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Making Mr. Right (1987)

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A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Ben Masters

A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Ben Masters

Night at the Golden Eagle (2002)

Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals seemingly get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin
CAST:  Vinnie Jones  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Vinny Argiro  •  James Caan

Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals seemingly get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin
CAST:  Vinnie Jones  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Vinny Argiro  •  James Caan

Open House (2004)

Dan Mirvish's "fatabulous" musical comedy Open House, is a tangled tale of intrigue, romance, lost love and the one thing everyone has in common: the American dream of finding a home. We meet Barry (Anthony Rapp, Rent) - the eager-to-please real estate agent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Mirvish
CAST:  Hedy Burress  •  James Duval  •  Jerry Doyle  •  Jenna Leigh Green

Dan Mirvish's "fatabulous" musical comedy Open House, is a tangled tale of intrigue, romance, lost love and the one thing everyone has in common: the American dream of finding a home. We meet Barry (Anthony Rapp, Rent) - the eager-to-please real estate agent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Mirvish
CAST:  Hedy Burress  •  James Duval  •  Jerry Doyle  •  Jenna Leigh Green

Happiness Runs (2010)

The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he's smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Sherman
CAST:  Joni Barth  •  Kirsten Berman  •  Mark Boone Junior  •  Joseph Castanon

The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he's smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Sherman
CAST:  Joni Barth  •  Kirsten Berman  •  Mark Boone Junior  •  Joseph Castanon

The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

Romulus, a misunderstood musician turned recluse hiding from personal demons in a New York City cave, finds the frozen body of a young drifter in a tree. The authorities, including his police officer daughter, claim the death is accidental. Romulus is convinced the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasi Lemmons
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Colm Feore  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Aunjanue Ellis

Romulus, a misunderstood musician turned recluse hiding from personal demons in a New York City cave, finds the frozen body of a young drifter in a tree. The authorities, including his police officer daughter, claim the death is accidental. Romulus is convinced the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasi Lemmons
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Colm Feore  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Aunjanue Ellis

Jobriath A.D. (2012)

Called "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll" and "Hype of the Year," Jobriath's reign as the first openly gay rock star was brief and over by 1975. Now, 35 years later, "Jobriath A.D." spotlights his life, music, groundbreaking influence and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kieran Turner
CAST:  Jobriath  •  Jayne County  •  Dennis Christopher  •  Joe Elliott

Called "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll" and "Hype of the Year," Jobriath's reign as the first openly gay rock star was brief and over by 1975. Now, 35 years later, "Jobriath A.D." spotlights his life, music, groundbreaking influence and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kieran Turner
CAST:  Jobriath  •  Jayne County  •  Dennis Christopher  •  Joe Elliott

Woman's Picture (2011)

Woman's Picture is an anthology film inspired by classic women's films of the thirties, forties, and fifties. The story is divided into three sections, each of which deals with its own specific female character. The segments function as parallel dimensions, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Pera
CAST:  Ann Magnuson  •  Calpernia Addams  •  Amy Lavere  •  Corey Parker

Woman's Picture is an anthology film inspired by classic women's films of the thirties, forties, and fifties. The story is divided into three sections, each of which deals with its own specific female character. The segments function as parallel dimensions, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Pera
CAST:  Ann Magnuson  •  Calpernia Addams  •  Amy Lavere  •  Corey Parker

Vortex (1982)

A film noirish atmosphere is created to show detective Lunch (a popular underground musician and poet) plow her way through the plans of a corporate businessman who seeks government defense contracts through real "corporate wars" and the manipulation of politicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beth B  •  Scott B
CAST:  James Russo  •  Lydia Lunch  •  William Rice  •  Dick Miller

A film noirish atmosphere is created to show detective Lunch (a popular underground musician and poet) plow her way through the plans of a corporate businessman who seeks government defense contracts through real "corporate wars" and the manipulation of politicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beth B  •  Scott B
CAST:  James Russo  •  Lydia Lunch  •  William Rice  •  Dick Miller

Heavy Petting (1989)

HEAVY PETTING is a hilarious and salacious exploration of the sexual mores of the 50's as seen through the eyes of a generation that lived through the Sexual Revolution. Creative baby boomers-- including musician David Byrne, performance artist Spalding Gray, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Waletzky  •  Obie Benz
CAST:  David Byrne  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  Frances Fisher  •  Abbie Hoffman

HEAVY PETTING is a hilarious and salacious exploration of the sexual mores of the 50's as seen through the eyes of a generation that lived through the Sexual Revolution. Creative baby boomers-- including musician David Byrne, performance artist Spalding Gray, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Waletzky  •  Obie Benz
CAST:  David Byrne  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  Frances Fisher  •  Abbie Hoffman

Made for TV (1984)

Combining Rubnitz’s skillful manipulation of the familiar “look” of TV shows with an extraordinary range of characters, performer Ann Magnuson convincingly impersonates the array of female types seen on TV in a typical broadcast day. From glitzy to drab, from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Rubnitz
CAST:  Ann Magnuson  •  Eric Bogosian

Combining Rubnitz’s skillful manipulation of the familiar “look” of TV shows with an extraordinary range of characters, performer Ann Magnuson convincingly impersonates the array of female types seen on TV in a typical broadcast day. From glitzy to drab, from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Rubnitz
CAST:  Ann Magnuson  •  Eric Bogosian

Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003)

Documentary about the creation of the stage musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and its subsequent film adaptation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laura Nix
CAST:  John Cameron Mitchell  •  Stephen Trask  •  Miriam Shor  •  Jack Steeb

Documentary about the creation of the stage musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and its subsequent film adaptation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laura Nix
CAST:  John Cameron Mitchell  •  Stephen Trask  •  Miriam Shor  •  Jack Steeb
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