Frances Sternhagen

Frances Hussey Sternhagen is an American actress. Sternhagen has appeared on and off Broadway, in movies, and on TV since the 1950s.

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Doc Hollywood (1991)

After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Julie Warner  •  Barnard Hughes  •  Woody Harrelson

After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Julie Warner  •  Barnard Hughes  •  Woody Harrelson

Outland (1981)

An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Peter Boyle  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  James B. Sikking

An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Peter Boyle  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  James B. Sikking

The Hospital (1971)

A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Diana Rigg  •  Richard Dysart  •  Barnard Hughes

A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Diana Rigg  •  Richard Dysart  •  Barnard Hughes

Starting Over (1979)

After divorcing his ambitious singer wife, a middle-aged man begins a new relationship with a teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Charles Durning

After divorcing his ambitious singer wife, a middle-aged man begins a new relationship with a teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Charles Durning

Raising Cain (1992)

When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more children disappear, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Steven Bauer  •  Frances Sternhagen

When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more children disappear, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Steven Bauer  •  Frances Sternhagen

And So It Goes (2014)

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A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Diane Keaton  •  Sterling Jerins  •  Paloma Guzmán

A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Diane Keaton  •  Sterling Jerins  •  Paloma Guzmán

Dolphin Tale (2011)

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Martin Smith
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Ashley Judd  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Nathan Gamble

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Martin Smith
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Ashley Judd  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Nathan Gamble

Curtain Call (1998)

A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  James Spader  •  Michael Caine  •  Maggie Smith  •  Sam Shepard

A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  James Spader  •  Michael Caine  •  Maggie Smith  •  Sam Shepard

Reunion (1994)

The undying bond between a mother and her beloved son nearly destroys the lives of an entire family. Jessie Yates (Marlo Thomas) is torn between the ghost of her son and the life she has created with her husband and family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Grant
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Peter Strauss  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  Courtney Chase

The undying bond between a mother and her beloved son nearly destroys the lives of an entire family. Jessie Yates (Marlo Thomas) is torn between the ghost of her son and the life she has created with her husband and family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Grant
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Peter Strauss  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  Courtney Chase

See You in the Morning (1989)

Three years after his divorce from his model-wife is the psychologist Larry Livingstone ready for a new commitment. He falls in love with the young widow Beth who has two children. But Beth and the children are still in mourning over their dead husband and father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Alice Krige  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Drew Barrymore

Three years after his divorce from his model-wife is the psychologist Larry Livingstone ready for a new commitment. He falls in love with the young widow Beth who has two children. But Beth and the children are still in mourning over their dead husband and father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Alice Krige  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Drew Barrymore

Independence Day (1983)

Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's real passion is photography, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Kathleen Quinlan  •  David Keith  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Cliff DeYoung

Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's real passion is photography, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Kathleen Quinlan  •  David Keith  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Cliff DeYoung

Romantic Comedy (1983)

Jason Carmichael is a popular New York City playwright in desperate need of a new writing partner who can provide him with inspiration. Phoebe Craddock is a small-town teacher who aspires to be a writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  Janet Eilber

Jason Carmichael is a popular New York City playwright in desperate need of a new writing partner who can provide him with inspiration. Phoebe Craddock is a small-town teacher who aspires to be a writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  Janet Eilber

Two People (1973)

Evan Bonner is a deserter from the Vietnam war; he is on his way back to America to give himself up when he meets Deirdre McCluskey, a beautiful if petulant model. The two make an unlikely couple, but once in France the magic of Paris works its charm and these two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  Lindsay Wagner  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Alan Fudge

Evan Bonner is a deserter from the Vietnam war; he is on his way back to America to give himself up when he meets Deirdre McCluskey, a beautiful if petulant model. The two make an unlikely couple, but once in France the magic of Paris works its charm and these two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  Lindsay Wagner  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Alan Fudge

Sibling Rivalry (1990)

Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has no ambition, and her 8 year marriage to Harry puts her in constant competition with his family (all doctors)..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Kirstie Alley  •  Bill Pullman  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Jami Gertz

Marjorie Turner is suffocating. Her younger sister Jeanine has no ambition, and her 8 year marriage to Harry puts her in constant competition with his family (all doctors)..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Kirstie Alley  •  Bill Pullman  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Jami Gertz

Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bridges
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Jason Robards

A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bridges
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Jason Robards

Prototype (1983)

An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their own set of tests in Washington. When the project leader realizes the military ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Christopher Plummer  •  David Morse  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  James Sutorius

An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their own set of tests in Washington. When the project leader realizes the military ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Christopher Plummer  •  David Morse  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  James Sutorius

Resting Place (1986)

A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help Johnson's parents bury their son. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Morgan Freeman  •  CCH Pounder  •  Frances Sternhagen

A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help Johnson's parents bury their son. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Morgan Freeman  •  CCH Pounder  •  Frances Sternhagen

Julie & Julia (2009)

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Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Amy Adams  •  Chris Messina  •  Stanley Tucci

Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Amy Adams  •  Chris Messina  •  Stanley Tucci

Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules (there's an up and and a down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Sandy Dennis  •  Patrick Bedford  •  Eileen Heckart  •  Ruth White

Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules (there's an up and and a down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Sandy Dennis  •  Patrick Bedford  •  Eileen Heckart  •  Ruth White

Misery (1990)

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Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also dangerously unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged, and at her mercy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  James Caan  •  Kathy Bates  •  Richard Farnsworth  •  Frances Sternhagen

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also dangerously unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged, and at her mercy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  James Caan  •  Kathy Bates  •  Richard Farnsworth  •  Frances Sternhagen
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