Search results for "Fred Schepisi"

Fierce Creatures (1997) RT 53% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi  •  Robert Young
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Robert Lindsay

I.Q. (1994)

Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Meg Ryan  •  Walter Matthau  •  Lou Jacobi

Mr. Baseball (1992) RT 13% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Jack Elliot, a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees is now on the down side of his baseball career. With a falling batting average, does he have one good year left and can ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Ken Takakura  •  Aya Takanashi  •  Toshi Shioya

Plenty (1985)

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

Roxanne (1987) RT 88% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2000

Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Rick Rossovich  •  Shelley Duvall

Evil Angels (1988)

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Sam Neill  •  Dale Reeves  •  David Hoflin

Iceman (1984) RT Audience 48%

DVD release: Dec 2004

An anthropologist is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  John Lone  •  David Strathairn

The Devil's Playground (1976)

DVD release: Jul 1990

A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Arthur Dignam  •  Nick Tate  •  Simon Burke  •  Charles McCallum

Words and Pictures (2013) RT 42% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Sep 2014

An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Keegan Connor Tracy  •  Bruce Davison

The Eye of the Storm (2011) RT 58% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Feb 2013

In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, Maria and Flora, a housekeeper, Lotte, and a solicitor, Arnold, attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son Sir Basil, a famous but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Charlotte Rampling  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Judy Davis  •  Dustin Clare

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) RT 100% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Nov 2008

The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Tom E. Lewis  •  Freddy Reynolds  •  Ray Barrett  •  Jack Thompson

Libido (1973)

Scripted by four of Australia’s greatest authors (David Williamson, Thomas Keneally, Hal Porter and Craig McGregor), this quartet of carnal desires explores adultery and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi  •  Tim Burstall  •  David Baker  •  John B Murray
CAST:  Elke Neidhart  •  Bryon Williams  •  Mark Albiston  •  John Williams

Six Degrees of Separation (1993) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Aug 2000

The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Stockard Channing  •  Ian McKellen

The Russia House (1990) RT 75% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Dec 2001

An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Roy Scheider  •  James Fox

It Runs in the Family (2003) RT 28% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Oct 2003

This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Rory Culkin  •  Cameron Douglas

Barbarosa (1982) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Willie Nelson  •  Gary Busey  •  Isela Vega  •  Gilbert Roland

Last Orders (2001)

Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Tom Courtenay  •  David Hemmings  •  Bob Hoskins

Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible (2018)

With credits including Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding, The Dish, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and Road to Perdition Jill Bilcock is regarded as one the world’s great ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Axel Grigor
CAST:  Jill Bilcock  •  Baz Luhrmann  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Fred Schepisi