Search results for "John Cassavetes"


A Child Is Waiting (1963) RT 91% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Nov 2015

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Steven Hill

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Fred Draper  •  Lady Rowlands

Faces (1968) RT 89% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 1999

An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Marley  •  Lynn Carlin  •  Seymour Cassel

Gloria (1980) RT 95% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2003

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Julie Carmen  •  John Adames  •  Buck Henry

Love Streams (1984) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2014

Two closely-bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Diahnne Abbott  •  Seymour Cassel

Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) RT 83% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Val Avery  •  Timothy Carey

Opening Night (1977)

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Joan Blondell

Shadows (1959) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Shadows is an improvisation inspired film about interracial relations during the Beat Generation years in New York City, and was written and directed by John Cassavetes. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Ben Carruthers  •  Lelia Goldoni  •  Hugh Hurd  •  Anthony Ray

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) RT 77% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Apr 1999

A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Timothy Carey  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Robert Phillips

Big Trouble (1986) RT Audience 27%

DVD release: Jul 2003

Leonard Hoffman is an insurance salesman struggling to make ends meet. The fact that he has triplet sons who all want to go to Yale isn't making things any easier. Blanche ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes  •  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Peter Falk  •  Charles Durning




Husbands (1970) RT 71% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2009

A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Peter Falk  •  John Cassavetes  •  Jenny Runacre

Mikey and Nicky (1976) RT 85% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2004

In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ned Beatty  •  Rose Arrick

The Dirty Dozen (1967) RT 91% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Apr 1998

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • War
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Charles Bronson  •  Jim Brown

The Fury (1978) RT 80% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Sep 2001

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  John Cassavetes  •  Amy Irving  •  Carrie Snodgress

The Killers (1964) RT 77% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Feb 2003

A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Angie Dickinson  •  John Cassavetes  •  Clu Gulager

The Incubus (1982) RT 29% / Audience 20%

DVD release: Jan 2013

In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  John Cassavetes  •  John Ireland  •  Helen Hughes  •  Kerrie Keane

A Constant Forge (2000) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 2004

A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Charles Kiselyak
CAST:  Seymour Cassel  •  Carol Kane  •  Jon Voight  •  Ben Gazzara

Heroes (1977)

A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Henry Winkler  •  Sally Field  •  Harrison Ford  •  Val Avery

Crime in the Streets (1956) RT Audience 37%

A social worker tries to end juvenile crime by getting involved with a street gang.  (more)

GENRES: Crime
DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  James Whitmore  •  Sal Mineo  •  Mark Rydell  •  Virginia Gregg