Search results for "Bruce Beresford"

Evelyn (2002) RT 64% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Vavasseur  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianna Margulies

Black Robe (1991) RT 92% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 1998

Missionary Father LaForgue travels to the New World in hopes of converting Algonquin Indians to Catholicism. Accepted, though warily, by the Indians, LaForgue travels with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Lothaire Bluteau  •  Aden Young  •  Sandrine Holt  •  August Schellenberg

Breaker Morant (1980)

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Edward Woodward  •  Jack Thompson  •  Bryan Brown  •  John Waters

Double Jeopardy (1999) RT 25% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Feb 2000

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Annabeth Gish

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) RT 82% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 1997

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Patti LuPone

Her Alibi (1989) RT 15% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Paulina Porizkova  •  William Daniels  •  James Farentino

Puberty Blues (1981) RT Audience 67%

The mating rituals of two teenage surf chicks from the southern suburbs of Sydney.Meet Sue, a teenage Australian girl in the late 70s, whose life mainly consists of doing what ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Nell Schofield  •  Jad Capelja  •  Geoff Rhoe  •  Tony Hughes

Tender Mercies (1983) RT 85% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2000

Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Tess Harper  •  Betty Buckley  •  Wilford Brimley

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Sep 2007

Barry McKenzie sets off for England with his aunt, Edna Everage, to advance his cultural education. Bazza is an innocent abroad, fond of beer, Bondi and beautiful sheilas, but ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Barry Crocker  •  Barry Humphries  •  Peter Cook  •  Paul Bertram

Silent Fall (1994) RT 24% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Jun 2000

An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Linda Hamilton  •  John Lithgow  •  J. T. Walsh

King David (1985) RT 8% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 2003

This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Alice Krige  •  Denis Quilley  •  Cherie Lunghi

Last Dance (1996) RT 29% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Rob Morrow  •  Randy Quaid  •  Peter Gallagher

The Contract (2006) RT Audience 26%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  John Cusack  •  Alice Krige  •  Megan Dodds

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)

A conservative lawyer named Diane takes her two teenage children Jake and Zoe to meet their estranged, hippie grandmother in Woodstock after her husband asks for a divorce.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Catherine Keener  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Chace Crawford

The Club (1980) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: May 1992

Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Jack Thompson  •  Graham Kennedy  •  Frank Wilson  •  John Howard

Don's Party (1976) RT Audience 65%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Don's Party stars John Hargreaves as Don Henderson, a schoolteacher living with his wife, Kath (Jeanie Drynan), in 1969. Out of boredom, he invites a small group of friends to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  John Hargreaves  •  Graham Kennedy  •  Ray Barrett  •  Clare Binney

The Fringe Dwellers (1986) RT Audience 60%

The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Ernie Dingo  •  Justine Saunders  •  Kristina Nehm

Aria (1987)

Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Nicolas Roeg  •  Bruce Beresford  •  Charles Sturridge  •  Julien Temple  •  Ken Russell  •  Franc Roddam  •  Bill Bryden  •  Derek Jarman
CAST:  Theresa Russell  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Buck Henry  •  Stephanie Lane

Mao's Last Dancer (2009) RT 55% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2011

At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Chi Cao  •  Chengwu Guo  •  Wen Bin Huang  •  Joan Chen

Money Movers (1978) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Jul 1991

A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Terence Donovan  •  Tony Bonner  •  Ed Devereaux  •  Candy Raymond