Search results for "Melinda Dillon"


A Christmas Story (1983) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1999

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Melinda Dillon  •  Darren McGavin  •  Peter Billingsley  •  Ian Petrella

Magnolia (1999) RT 84% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

Absence of Malice (1981) RT 86% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Mar 1998

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his supposed crime was committed but it ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Sally Field  •  Bob Balaban  •  Melinda Dillon

Adam & Steve (2005) RT 55% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Craig Chester
CAST:  Malcolm Gets  •  Parker Posey  •  Chris Kattan  •  Craig Chester

Bound for Glory (1976)

A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength ...  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Ronny Cox  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Gail Strickland

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  François Truffaut  •  Teri Garr  •  Melinda Dillon

F.I.S.T (1978)

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon

Harry and the Hendersons (1987) RT 44% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Margaret Langrick  •  Joshua Rudoy

How to Make an American Quilt (1995) RT 61% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Feb 1999

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

Slap Shot (1977) RT 81% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 1999

To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Strother Martin  •  Michael Ontkean  •  Jennifer Warren




The Muppet Movie (1979) RT 87% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

The Prince of Tides (1991) RT 73% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Nov 2001

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Blythe Danner  •  Kate Nelligan

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) RT 41% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2003

Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Wesley Snipes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Stockard Channing

Debating Robert Lee (2004) RT Audience 31%

DVD release: Dec 2006

A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Dan Polier
CAST:  Daniel Letterle  •  Kaley Cuoco  •  Billy Kay  •  Beau Bridges

Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (1995)

This is a true story about the relationship between a mother and her daughter, and their struggle to make it to the top in the music world. It is about hopes and dreams... ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Bobby Roth
CAST:  Kathleen York  •  Viveka Davis  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Melinda Dillon

The Effects of Magic (1998)

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GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Chuck Martinez
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  Robert Carradine  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Jacobo Morales

A Painted House (2003) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Arija Bareikis  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Melinda Dillon

Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993)

The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police finds his wife Helen and their three children slayed in their house - ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bobby Roth
CAST:  Robert Blake  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  David Caruso  •  Melinda Dillon

Nightbreaker (1989) RT Audience 50%

Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's, exposed to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Lea Thompson  •  Melinda Dillon