Search results for "John Houseman"


Scrooged (1988) RT 68% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 1999

In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Karen Allen  •  John Glover  •  John Forsythe

Ghost Story (1981) RT 35% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  John Houseman

My Bodyguard (1980) RT 86% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Chris Makepeace  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Matt Dillon  •  Martin Mull

John Carpenter's The Fog (1980)

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  John Houseman

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) RT 86% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Aug 2000

When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  Ricardo Montalbán  •  George Kennedy

Three Days of the Condor (1975) RT 86% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 1999

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Max von Sydow

Too Much Johnson (1938) RT Audience 64%

This film was not intended to stand by itself, but was designed as the cinematic aspect of Welles' Mercury Theatre stage presentation of William Gillette's 1894 comedy about a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Virginia Nicholson  •  Arlene Francis  •  Mary Wickes

Wholly Moses! (1980) RT Audience 42%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists in Israel, discover an ancient scroll about Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gary Weis
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Laraine Newman  •  James Coco  •  Paul Sand

Rollerball (1975) RT 64% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Jun 2001

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  James Caan  •  John Houseman  •  Maud Adams  •  John Beck

The Cheap Detective (1978) RT 50% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Ann-Margret  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Sid Caesar




Another Woman (1988) RT 65% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Ian Holm  •  Blythe Danner

A Christmas Without Snow (1980) RT Audience 35%

DVD release: Oct 2001

A divorced woman (Michael Learned) moves to San Francisco from Omaha with her young son. She's trying to re-build her life after her divorce, she leaves her son with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Michael Learned  •  John Houseman  •  Ramon Bieri  •  James Cromwell

Old Boyfriends (1979) RT Audience 50%

John Belushi was the high school sweetheart who ruined her reputation with lies. Richard Jordan was the collage lover that she almost married. Keith Carradine is the unstable ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joan Tewkesbury
CAST:  Talia Shire  •  Richard Jordan  •  Keith Carradine  •  John Belushi

Seven Days in May (1964) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2000

A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Fredric March  •  Ava Gardner

The Babysitter (1980) RT Audience 40%

Overprotective mother Liz Benedict meets 18 year-old orphan Joanna Redwine and hires her as house help and live-in companion to rambunctious daughter Tara. Liz's husband Jeff ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Patty Duke  •  William Shatner  •  Quinn Cummings  •  Stephanie Zimbalist

St. Ives (1976)

A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  John Houseman  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Maximilian Schell

Fear On Trial (1975)

The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Lamont Johnson
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  William Devane  •  John Houseman  •  Judd Hirsch

Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  James Bridges
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Jason Robards