Search results for "Billie Whitelaw"

Frenzy (1972) RT 87% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Mar 2001

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Alec McCowen  •  Barry Foster  •  Billie Whitelaw

Hot Fuzz (2007) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2007

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

Maurice (1987)

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Wilby  •  Hugh Grant  •  Rupert Graves  •  Denholm Elliott

Quills (2000) RT 75% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2001

A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Kate Winslet  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Michael Caine

Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) RT 80% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jul 2003

An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. One set is haughty and aristocratic, the other poor ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • History
DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Hugh Griffith  •  Jack MacGowran

The Dark Crystal (1982) RT 72% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 1999

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz  •  Jim Henson
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Kathryn Mullen  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz

The Omen (1976) RT 86% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Lee Remick  •  David Warner  •  Billie Whitelaw

Twisted Nerve (1968) RT Audience 66%

Hywel Bennett stars as Martin Durnley, a rich but damaged Oxford University drop-out with a hatred of his banker stepfather, played by Frank Finlay. His mum babies the boy, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roy Boulting
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Hywel Bennett  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Frank Finlay

Night Watch (1973) RT 58% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jun 2006

Ellen Wheeler, a rich widow, is recovering from a nervous breakdown. One day, while staring out the window, she witnesses a murder. But does anybody believe her?  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Laurence Harvey  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Robert Lang

Gumshoe (1971) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Feb 2009

A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Frank Finlay  •  Janice Rule

The Krays (1990) RT 85% / Audience 81%

DVD release: May 1991

The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Gary Kemp  •  Martin Kemp  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Tom Bell

Shooting the Past (1999) RT Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2006

A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Lindsay Duncan  •  Timothy Spall  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Billie Whitelaw

Murder Elite (1985)

DVD release: Mar 1987

An English woman (Ali MacGraw) returns to her homeland after losing her fortune in America, and is stalked by a serial killer.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Claude Whatham
CAST:  Ali MacGraw  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Hywel Bennett  •  Ray Lonnen

Shadey (1985)

A young man discovers that not only does he have the ability to read minds, but that if he holds a camera next to his head he can transmit the thoughts he sees onto film.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Philip Saville
CAST:  Antony Sher  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Patrick Macnee

Lorna Doone (1990) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2005

A feisty 17th-century Scotswoman falls in love with a despised landowner, to the dismay of her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Michael MacKenzie  •  Andrew Ferguson  •  Sean Bean  •  Claire Madden

The Dressmaker (1988) RT Audience 100%

In England during World War II, a repressed dressmaker and her sister struggle looking after their 17-year-old niece, who is having a delusional affair with an American soldier.  (more)

CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Billie Whitelaw  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Jane Horrocks

The Devil's Agent (1962)

German actor PETER VAN EYCK stars as Droste, a mild-mannered businessman who was an intelligence expert during World War II. When Droste runs into his old friend Baron Von ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  Peter van Eyck  •  Marianne Koch  •  Macdonald Carey  •  Christopher Lee

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)

After the suicide of her friend and employer, who has been teaching her to be a detective, Cordelia Gray (Pippa Guard) takes over his business and begins an investigation of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Petit
CAST:  Billie Whitelaw  •  Paul Freeman  •  Pippa Guard  •  Dominic Guard

The Fake (1953) RT Audience 57%

Someone is stealing priceless paintings from the great museums of the world and replacing them with nearly flawless forgeries. Leonardo da Vinci's "Madonna and Child" is being ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Godfrey Grayson
CAST:  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Coleen Gray  •  Hugh Williams  •  Guy Middleton