Search results for "Michael Murphy"


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

Batman Returns (1992) RT 80% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Apr 1997

Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Danny DeVito  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken

Brewster McCloud (1970) RT 83% / Audience 84%

Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Bud Cort  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Michael Murphy  •  William Windom

Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) RT 43% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Sixties couples Michael and Donna and Paul and Erica become involved with the intense Count Yorga at a Los Angeles séance, the Count having latterly been involved with Erica's ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Bob Kelljan
CAST:  Robert Quarry  •  Roger Perry  •  Michael Murphy  •  Michael Macready

Live from Baghdad (2002) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jun 2003

A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Lili Taylor

Manhattan (1979) RT 98% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jul 2000

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Michael Murphy  •  Mariel Hemingway

MASH (1970)

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Elliott Gould  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Sally Kellerman

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) RT 89% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jun 2002

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  Rene Auberjonois  •  William Devane

Nashville (1975)

This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  David Arkin  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Ned Beatty  •  Karen Black

Salvador (1986) RT 92% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jun 2001

A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  James Woods  •  James Belushi  •  Michael Murphy  •  John Savage




Shocker (1989)

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Mitch Pileggi  •  Sam Scarber  •  Camille Cooper

Tanner on Tanner (2004)

Tanner on Tanner is a follow up to celebrated filmmaker Robert Altman and DOONESBURY cartoonist Gary Trudeau's political satire TANNER '88, a mockumentary following a ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Cynthia Nixon  •  Michael Murphy  •  Pamela Reed

The Front (1976) RT 75% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Feb 2004

A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Andrea Marcovicci  •  Michael Murphy  •  Woody Allen  •  Herschel Bernardi

The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Jan 1996

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Warren Oates  •  Jill Clayburgh

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) RT 89% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Aug 1997

Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Linda Hunt  •  Michael Murphy

What's Up, Doc? (1972) RT 90% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2003

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Ryan O'Neal  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Kenneth Mars

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) RT 58% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 2006

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men and The Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Ian McKellen  •  Patrick Stewart

An Unmarried Woman (1978) RT 89% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jan 2006

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Alan Bates  •  Michael Murphy  •  Cliff Gorman

Cloak & Dagger (1984)

11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Family
DIRECTION:  Richard Franklin
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Michael Murphy  •  Christina Nigra

Kansas City (1996) RT 63% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Robert Altman's story is a riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music. It all takes ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Music • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Michael Murphy