Search results for "Donald Pleasence"


The Great Escape (1963) RT 93% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 1998

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  James Garner  •  Richard Attenborough  •  James Donald

THX 1138 (1971) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 2004

People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Don Pedro Colley  •  Maggie McOmie

Arch of Triumph (1985) RT Audience 21%

DVD release: Jan 2005

Arch of Triumph is a 1985 British made-for-television film based on the novel Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, which was previously adapted in 1948 for a film of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Frank Finlay

Cul-de-sac (1966) RT 85% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 2011

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Françoise Dorléac  •  Lionel Stander  •  Iain Quarrier

Dien Bien Phu (1992)

Vietnam, 1954. An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the battle of Điện Biên Phủ, between the French army and the Vietminh.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Pierre Schoendoerffer
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Patrick Catalifo  •  Jean-François Balmer  •  Ludmila Mikaël

Dracula (1979) RT 64% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Count Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Frank Langella  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Kate Nelligan

Escape from New York (1981) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2000

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Donald Pleasence

Eye of the Devil (1966) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Feb 2011

A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Sharon Tate  •  David Hemmings

Fantastic Voyage (1966) RT 93% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jun 2007

The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Raquel Welch  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Donald Pleasence

Halloween (1978) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes  •  P. J. Soles




Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) RT 14% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dominique Othenin-Girard
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Danielle Harris  •  Ellie Cornell  •  Beau Starr

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) RT 29% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Aug 1998

The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Ellie Cornell  •  Danielle Harris  •  George P. Wilbur

Halloween II (1981) RT 31% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Sep 1998

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Charles Cyphers  •  Jeffrey Kramer

Halloween 6 (1995)

Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joe Chappelle
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Paul Rudd  •  Marianne Hagan  •  Mitchell Ryan

Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (1985)

Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Michele Soavi
CAST:  Dario Argento  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Keith Emerson  •  Donald Pleasence

Oh, God! (1977) RT 72% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jul 2002

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  John Denver  •  George Burns  •  Teri Garr  •  Donald Pleasence

Prince of Darkness (1987) RT 58% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Lisa Blount  •  Victor Wong  •  Jameson Parker

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) RT 15% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Aug 2003

A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  Robin Gibb  •  Maurice Gibb  •  Paul Nicholas

Shadows and Fog (1991) RT 50% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Jun 2001

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kathy Bates  •  Mia Farrow  •  John Cusack

Soldier Blue (1970) RT 43% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Dec 2006

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Strauss  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Anderson