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Cast (feature film)

Truman Show, The (1998)
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey''s dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir''s satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was born. When the seams in this make-believe world begin to split and he realizes his whole life is a lie, it leads to a breakdown - and a famous breakout. The 1998 film - Oscar-nominated for Best Screenplay, Director and Supporting Actor -co-stars Laura Linney and Ed Harris. .
People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
It was the early 1970s, the twilight of the sexual revolution in America, when a sex industry entrepreneur named Larry Flynt leveraged a small string of Ohio strip-clubs into the beginnings of a publishing empire. "Hustler" was a raw and raunchy magazine that pushed the limits of American tolerance.
To Sleep with Anger (1990) as Okra Tate
Witnessing how the generational disputes between the family patriarch, his wife and their two married sons become amplified when an unexpected visitor drops in... Enter Harry, a smiling charmer from the old days in the Deep South... Is he in fact an evil spirit, setting a curse upon the house?.. Har
Outback (1989)
Two men fall in love with the same woman in the Australian outback at the turn of the century.
Nick Knight (1989) as Dr Dave
Nick Knight is a homicide detective who also happens to be a vampire with super-human strength, the ability to fly and highly sensitive vision. He finds himself entangled with a series of bloody murders that seem to have been committed by a vampire.
Miracle at Beekman's Place (1988)
A television movie about Dr. Cyrus Beekman, an esteemed hospital administrator who changes his career goals following a personal tragedy. He decides to open a clinic which becomes known as "Beekman's Place" in an area of the city most in need of it.
Dallas: The Early Years (1986) as Preacher
The origins of the feuds and fortunes of the Ewings and Barnes clan are chronicled in this self-contained "prequel" to the popular "Dallas" series, spanning the years from the Depression through the early 1950s. Larry Hagman, as J.R. Ewing, spins the tale which unfolds entirely in flashback and has
Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984) as Woodrow
Attack on Fear (1984) as Seth Anderson
A pair of married small-town journalists take on the controversial Synanon organization with their expose forcing a government investigation and winning for them a Pulitzer Prize. Filmed in June of 1982 under the title "The Light on Synanon," it was based on the book of that name by Dave and Cathy M
Ambush Murders (1982) as Moran
James Brolin replaced Sam Elliott as the dedicated defense attorney at the third trial of a drawn-out murder case against an outspoken black activist who has been accused in the killing of two white policemen. This fictionalized version of a true story was adapted from the book by Ben Bradlee, Jr.
Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) as James
A writer, a waitress, a nun and other motorists land in a desperate Florida mayor's tourist trap.
Billion Dollar Threat, The (1979) as Doorman
A James Bondish superspy is assigned to thwart the devious plans of a master agent who is threatening to destroy the planet unless he is paid one billion dollars within forty-eight hours. This lighthearted thriller was the pilot for a proposed series.
Contract on Cherry Street (1977)
Sinatra's TV-movie debut had him playing a hard-driven New York cop who explodes after his close friend and team partner is gunned down and decides to operate outside of established procedures to break an organized crime ring.
From Noon Till Three (1976) as Amanda'S Servant
A two-bit outlaw becomes a legend when he''''s mistakenly reported dead.
Return to Earth (1976)
A dramatization of the true story of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin who, two years after his historic moon landing in 1969, suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, ultimately losing his wife and children.
First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant, The (1975) as Dr Dorsett
An idealistic young surgical resident confronts the realities of medical ethics with a life and a career at stake during his first hectic hours on call at a big city hospital.
Case of Rape, A (1974)
A tough drama about a middle-class housewife whose rape experience made her feel not only humiliation but the feeling that she was the guilty party following her husband's waning trust and the harsh courtroom interrogation leading to sympathy for the accused. The sensitive performance by Elizabeth M
Get Christie Love! (1974) as Myron Jones
A foxy female cop goes undercover to bust a drug empire in this pilot for the first of the policewoman series (1974-75), in which Miss Graves was joined by Charles Cioffi (in the role originated by Guardino) and Jack Kelly as their boss. Graves subsequently disappeared from television to take up rel
Detroit 9000 (1973)
Congressman Aubrey Hale Clayton is Michigan's first Black Gubernatorial Candidate and his political organization holds a gala fund-raising affair at the elegant and once lily-white Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel. There's only one complication... It all happens in less than ten minutes. A well rehearsed tea
Glass Houses (1972) as
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1972) as The prosecutor
Based on trial of Father Daniel Berrigan and eight other Vietnam War protesters who burned draft records, this film examines the motives of war protesters of the time.
Halls of Anger (1970) as
A former basketball star returns home to teach and lands in the middle of racial tensions.
Hotel (1967) as Dr. Adams
A New Orleans hotel owner fights off a corporate raider while his guests struggle through a variety of personal problems.
The Chase (1966) as
A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown.
Quick, Before It Melts (1965) as
The team at an Antarctic station try to fly in a planeload of girls.
The Killers (1964) as Maitre d'
Supposedly based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. In this film noir, two hitmen want to find out why their latest victim (a race car driver!) "just stood there and took it" when they came to shoot him. Ronald Reagan plays a rich, double-crossing bad guy. A young Angie Dickinson (looking just like Ellen Barkin) plays the femme fatale.
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) as Fly
A young gigolo returns to his southern hometown in search of the lost love of his youth.
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) as Darl
An ambitious farm girl rushes into marriage with a rich man, almost destroying four lives in the process.
Murder By Contract (1958) as
A ruthless contract killer balks when he discovers his next hit is a woman.
Assignment in Brittany (1943) as Orderly
A French Resistance fighter discovers he''''s a dead ringer for a Nazi official.
Watch on the Rhine (1943) as Overdorff
Nazi agents pursue a German freedom-fighter and his family to Washington.
Chetniks! (1943) as Mounted officer
A guerrilla resistance leader battles Nazi troops in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) as Lieutenant
British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter (John Sutton) on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard (Lee J. Cobb), that lives near the plant, over the objections of his daughter Odette Bonnard (Annabella), who believes that the British were responsible for the fall of France. Her attitude softens toward Carter, who is living with the family as posing as a son, but Odette cannot bring herself to aid in Carter's plan because of her fear of reprisals against her family. She turns informer and the Nazis capture Carter.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) as Rudolph Anders Braun
Sherlock Holmes fights to keep a new bombsite design from the Nazis.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Gerhardt
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
Riders of the Northland (1942) as Agent
Eagle Squadron (1942) as German squad leader
The Great Impersonation (1942) as [Karl] Hofmann
An unconscious man is found in a boat which drifts to the landing of an isolated African outpost where Baron von Ragenstein (Ralph Bellamy), an enemy agent, recognizes the man as his exact double, Sir Edward Dominey (Ralph Bellamy), with whom von Ragenstein went to school. He plots to kill Dominey and pose as the dead man.He learns about Dominey's broken marriage to Muriel (Evelyn Ankers) and his relation to Sir Ronald (Aubrey Mather), head of home defense. Back at the Dominey estate,Muriel is delighted with the change in Dominey, and Sir Ronald gives the spy a confidential position.The situation is complicated by Bardinet(Edward Norris), Muriel's admirer who, like von Regenstein, is under orders from Seaman (Henry Danielle), chief of the enemy agents. Another difficulty is Baroness Stephanie (Kaaren Verne), a spy who loves von Regenstein. The jealous Bardinet tells Muriel that Dominey is an imposter and she tells Sir Ronald. At Police headquarters Dominey reveals that, in Africa, it was actually von Regenstein that was killed and that he, Dominey posing as von Regenstein, has been playing the dual role in order to uncover the enemy leaders.
Desperate Journey (1942) as Kruse
American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom.
Junior Army (1942) as Horner
An English refugee and a street thug go to military school together.
Berlin Correspondent (1942) as Policeman
American correspondent Bill Roberts (Dana Andrews) is a thorn in the side of the Nazis, as his paper always scoops the world with the truth about Germany. Gestapo Captain Carl Von Rau (Martin Kosleck) means to plug the leak and assigns Karen Hauen (Virginia Gilmore), who he attends to wed, to the case. Roberts is obtaining his information for his stories and broadcasts from an elderly stamp collector who, defiantly opposed to the Nazis, sells the "proper" stamps to Roberts, giving him the information. Attracted to Karen, Roberts invites her to his apartment where she learns his secret. The old philatelist is sent to a concentration camp, and then Karen learns that he is her father (Erwin Kalser). She appeals to Roberts for help and he, in loyality to the old man and now in love with Karen, agrees to help.
The Phantom Plainsmen (1942) as Colonel Eric Hartwig
The Pied Piper (1942) as Lieutenant
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English.
To Be or Not to Be (1942) as Gestapo sergeant
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) as Schieler
Sherlock Holmes investigates acts of terrorism linked to Nazi radio broadcasts.
A Dangerous Game (1941) as [Dr.] Fleming
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Butler
The Great Dictator (1941) as
A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.
Down in San Diego (1941) as Henry Shrode
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
Shining Victory (1941) as Officer
A psychiatrist sacrifices everything for his research.
The Man I Married (1940) as Second storm trooper
An American woman learns that her German husband is a Nazi sympathizer.
Four Sons (1940) as Hempel
A Czech family is torn apart by violence and political conflicts during the rise of Nazi Germany in this 1940 drama. Frau Bernie's four sons all choose different paths: pro-Czech, pro-Nazi, and toward America. The mother becomes an eyewitness to tragedy as she begins to lose her sons to the war. Based on the 1928 film of the same name, which was set during World War I.
The Mortal Storm (1940) as Hartman
The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family.
Arise, My Love (1940) as Prussian officer
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter find adventure in Europe on the eve of World War II.
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Elder
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Meet the Wildcat (1940) as Feral
Espionage Agent (1939) as Paul Strawn
American spies try to steal Nazi secrets from a moving train.
Escape to Paradise (1939) as Alexander Komac

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Winds of War, The (1983)
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that
Sophisticated Gents, The (1981) as Perkins
Twenty-five-year reunion of members of a Black athletic-social club, based on the book "The Junior Bachelor Society", brings together nine of its members for the first time to honor their old coach but is marred by a murder investigation involving one of the gents (Melvin Van Peebles, who had writte
Roots (1977)
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

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