Rick Moranis

Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a retired Canadian comedian, actor and musician. He came to prominence in the 1980s on Second City Television, before moving on to appearances in several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew; Ghostbusters; Spaceballs; Little Shop of Horrors; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; Little Giants; Parenthood; The Flintstones, and My Blue Heaven. In 1996–1997, Moranis announced that he would retire from acting due to family commitments, though he occasionally does voice-over work. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rick Moranis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Brother Bear (2003)

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Blaise  •  Robert Walker
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Jeremy Suarez  •  Jason Raize  •  Rick Moranis

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Blaise  •  Robert Walker
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Jeremy Suarez  •  Jason Raize  •  Rick Moranis

Brother Bear 2 (2006)

Kenai finds his childhood human friend Nita and the two embark on a journey to burn the amulet he gave to her before he was a bear, much to Koda's dismay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Gluck
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Jeremy Suarez  •  Dave Thomas  •  Rick Moranis

Kenai finds his childhood human friend Nita and the two embark on a journey to burn the amulet he gave to her before he was a bear, much to Koda's dismay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Gluck
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Jeremy Suarez  •  Dave Thomas  •  Rick Moranis

Club Paradise (1986)

When Chicago firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort. Together they renovate the resort and lure tourists to Club Paradise in an effort to fight off corrupt officials and businessmen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Rick Moranis  •  Jimmy Cliff

When Chicago firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort. Together they renovate the resort and lure tourists to Club Paradise in an effort to fight off corrupt officials and businessmen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Rick Moranis  •  Jimmy Cliff

Ghostbusters (1984)

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After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Marcia Strassman  •  Robert Oliveri  •  Daniel Shalikar

Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Marcia Strassman  •  Robert Oliveri  •  Daniel Shalikar

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Marcia Strassman  •  Matt Frewer  •  Kristine Sutherland

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Marcia Strassman  •  Matt Frewer  •  Kristine Sutherland

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)

The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein to do anything they want, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Cundey
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Eve Gordon  •  Bug Hall  •  Robin Bartlett

The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein to do anything they want, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Cundey
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Eve Gordon  •  Bug Hall  •  Robin Bartlett

L.A. Story (1991)

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Richard E. Grant

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Richard E. Grant

Little Giants (1994)

When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached by his brother, a former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duwayne Dunham
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Ed O'Neill  •  Devon Sawa  •  Shawna Waldron

When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, composed of other ragtag players who were also cut. Can his team really learn enough to beat the elite team, coached by his brother, a former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duwayne Dunham
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Ed O'Neill  •  Devon Sawa  •  Shawna Waldron

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Levi Stubbs  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Levi Stubbs  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia

My Blue Heaven (1990)

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FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rick Moranis  •  Joan Cusack  •  Melanie Mayron

FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rick Moranis  •  Joan Cusack  •  Melanie Mayron

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the 'black sheep' of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Tom Hulce  •  Rick Moranis  •  Martha Plimpton

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the 'black sheep' of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Tom Hulce  •  Rick Moranis  •  Martha Plimpton

Spaceballs (1987)

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Rick Moranis  •  Bill Pullman  •  Daphne Zuniga

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Rick Moranis  •  Bill Pullman  •  Daphne Zuniga

Streets of Fire (1984)

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Michael Paré  •  Diane Lane  •  Rick Moranis  •  Amy Madigan

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Michael Paré  •  Diane Lane  •  Rick Moranis  •  Amy Madigan

The Flintstones (1994)

Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Rick Moranis  •  Rosie O'Donnell

Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Rick Moranis  •  Rosie O'Donnell

Strange Brew (1983)

Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug McKenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of vicious hockey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Moranis  •  Dave Thomas
CAST:  Dave Thomas  •  Rick Moranis  •  Max von Sydow  •  Paul Dooley

Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug McKenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of vicious hockey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Moranis  •  Dave Thomas
CAST:  Dave Thomas  •  Rick Moranis  •  Max von Sydow  •  Paul Dooley

The Last Polka (1985)

A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Blanchard
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Rick Moranis  •  Catherine O'Hara

A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Blanchard
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Rick Moranis  •  Catherine O'Hara

Head Office (1985)

In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's daughter, no less) who's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Judge Reinhold  •  Lori-Nan Engler  •  Eddie Albert  •  Merritt Butrick

In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's daughter, no less) who's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Judge Reinhold  •  Lori-Nan Engler  •  Eddie Albert  •  Merritt Butrick

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1994)

Wayne Szalinski is receiving the Inventor of the Year Award for his shrink ray. When attempting to demonstrate it, it goes haywire and ends up shrinking you, the audience, instead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Brian To  •  Eric Idle  •  Katherine LaNasa  •  Rick Moranis

Wayne Szalinski is receiving the Inventor of the Year Award for his shrink ray. When attempting to demonstrate it, it goes haywire and ends up shrinking you, the audience, instead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Brian To  •  Eric Idle  •  Katherine LaNasa  •  Rick Moranis
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