Search results for "Joseph Maher"

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Heaven Can Wait (1978) RT 89% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jul 1999

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Buck Henry  •  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  James Mason  •  Dyan Cannon

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

Sister Act (1992) RT 71% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Jan 2000

A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Maggie Smith  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Wendy Makkena

The Shadow (1994) RT 35% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  John Lone  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Peter Boyle

Time After Time (1979) RT 86% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Aug 2002

The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Meyer
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  David Warner  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Charles Cioffi

Frankenweenie (1984) (1984)

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Shelley Duvall  •  Daniel Stern  •  Barret Oliver  •  Joseph Maher

My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) RT 19% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Kim Basinger  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Alyson Hannigan

Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980)

A small-town star helps a young apprentice land the girl of his dreams.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Frank Langella  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Tom Hulce  •  Jerry Stiller

Killer (1994) RT Audience 60%

This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mark Malone
CAST:  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Matt Craven  •  Peter Boyle

Baby Brokers (1994)

A woman (Cybill Shepherd) financially supports the natural parents in hope of adopting their newborn, but she discovers she is the victim of a scam.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  Nina Siemaszko  •  Anna Maria Horsford  •  Tom O'Brien

O.K. Garage (1998)

DVD release: Jun 2001

A lovely school teacher finds herself the victim of a scam artist - a garage owner who delights in ripping off his customers. Soon, she has two eager young men, her ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Brandon Cole
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  John Turturro  •  Will Patton  •  Olek Krupa

My Old Man (1979)

An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track and buys his 16-year old daughter a horse to salvage their relationship. When frank is hurt prior to the opening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Warren Oates  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Howard Rollins

The Evil That Men Do (1984) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Mar 2002

Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  José Ferrer  •  Theresa Saldana  •  Joseph Maher

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982) RT Audience 46%

DVD release: Jun 2005

An adaptation of Barbara Gordon's nonfiction account of her addiction to Valium.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Hofsiss
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Nicol Williamson  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Joe Pesci

Just Tell Me What You Want (1980) RT Audience 43%

DVD release: Dec 2010

A television producer woman tries to let down her overbearing boyfriend who is her boss. She wants to marry with a young writer.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Ali MacGraw  •  Alan King  •  Myrna Loy  •  Keenan Wynn

Funny Farm (1988) RT 67% / Audience 50%

DVD release: May 1999

Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne  •  Kevin O'Morrison  •  Joseph Maher

Under the Rainbow (1981) RT Audience 49%

In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Steve Rash
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Eve Arden  •  Joseph Maher

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