Search results for "Alan Parker"

Angela's Ashes (1999) RT 52% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Joe Breen  •  Michael Legge

Angel Heart (1987) RT 78% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jun 1998

The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Robert De Niro  •  Lisa Bonet  •  Charlotte Rampling

Birdy (1984) RT 88% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Nicolas Cage  •  John Harkins  •  Sandy Baron

Evita (1996)

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Madonna  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Jimmy Nail

Fame (1980) RT 83% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Eddie Barth  •  Irene Cara  •  Lee Curreri  •  Laura Dean

Midnight Express (1978) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2001

Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Irene Miracle  •  Bo Hopkins  •  Randy Quaid

Mississippi Burning (1988) RT 89% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Feb 1998

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Frances McDormand  •  Brad Dourif

Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982)

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Christine Hargreaves  •  James Laurenson  •  Eleanor David  •  Bob Geldof

The Commitments (1991) RT 88% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Robert Arkins  •  Michael Aherne  •  Angeline Ball  •  Maria Doyle Kennedy

The Life of David Gale (2003) RT 19% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

Bugsy Malone (1976) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2005

A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Martin Lev  •  John Cassisi  •  Scott Baio

Come See the Paradise (1990) RT 70% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jun 2006

Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Sab Shimono  •  Brady Tsurutani

The Evacuees (1975)

The experiences of two young Jewish boys evacuated from Manchester to Blackpool during the Blitz.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie • War
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Maureen Lipman  •  Margery Withers  •  Gary Carp  •  Steven Serember

Shoot the Moon (1982) RT 89% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 2007

After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Diane Keaton  •  Karen Allen  •  Peter Weller

The Road to Wellville (1994) RT 41% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Sep 2002

An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Matthew Broderick  •  John Cusack

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) RT 85% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 2007

With commentary from Hollywood stars, outtakes from his movies and footage from his youth, this documentary looks at Stanley Kubrick's life and films. Director Jan Harlan, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Jan Harlan
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Stanley Kubrick  •  Barbara Kroner  •  Steven Marcus

100 Films and a Funeral (2007) RT Audience 80%

This documentary covers the life and death of London-based Polygram Filmed Entertainment  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Michael McNamara
CAST:  Stephan Elliott  •  Jodie Foster  •  Geoffrey Gilmore  •  Gilles Jacob

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

A surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of the career of Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers, as he prepares to release his final ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Tony Garnett  •  Nell Dunn  •  Tony Selby

Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014)

The life story of the film director, movie star and industry figure who furthered the cause of cinema: Lord Richard Attenborough.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sally Norris
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Candice Bergen  •  Michael Douglas  •  Julian Fellowes