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Born: September 5, 1939 Cause of Death:
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Cast (feature film)

1.
2.
50 to 1 (2014)
A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys are on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. The cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world's racing elite.
3.
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)
The chief is back on the job. When a shocking double homicide rocks the quiet town of Paradise, Stone is forced back into action. His police department nearly emptied of staff, he has to rely on his expert intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues as he attempts to unravel the mysterious
4.
Dark Knight Rises, The (2012)
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
5.
Leprechaun's Revenge (2012)
A leprechaun is accidentally set free, and takes revenge on the descendants of his captors on St. Patrick's Day.
6.
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Jesse Stone, Paradise's former Chief of Police, returns to investigate the death of a friend. Cindy Van Aldan was like a daughter to Jesse. Now she's dead. Although all signs point to a suicidal drug overdose, Jesse knows his friend better than that. This time it's personal, and Jesse will stop at n
7.
Good Morning, Killer (2011)
An F.B.I. agent tracks a serial kidnapper and develops a connection with his most recent victim.
8.
Kane Files: Life of Trial, The (2010)
The third installment of Keiller's "Robinson" trilogy finds Robinson wandering through the English countryside, wondering aloud whether the failures of late capitalism in the UK can be explained by the flora and detritus he passes.
9.
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Jesse Stone is in self-imposed seclusion after being suspended from his duties as Chief of Police in the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts. He is drawn back into the game when he begins moonlighting to investigate a series of murders in Boston that he believes are connected to one of the city's
10.
Least Among You, The (2009)
A black man named Richard Kelly who, after graduating from college and becoming successful in the corporate world, is falsely arrested in the 1965 Watts riots. Kelly faces racial prejudice from professors and students after his agreement to a plea bargain that involves spending two semesters at a s
11.
Fall, The (2009)
Tony Jakubiak is careening through life as a hip, black sheep under-achiever. He is the polar opposite of his square, over-achieving district attorney older brother Frank, who is on his way to becoming the youngest governor in history. Then, one night, Tony is arrested for the brutal murder of a pri
12.
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
Based on the 5th installment of the Robert B. Parker novels. Jesse Stone finds his job in jeopardy after the attempted murder of the State Police Captain.
13.
Chasing the Green (2009)
The true story of Adam and Ross, two brothers who became millionaires while still in their 20's. They were among the first to market electronic terminals for credit card transactions. Confident and bold, they ignored warnings by the government to 'respond' to numerous complaints regarding their prac
14.
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Baal manages to cause a rift in time where the Stargate program never occurs and the team must travel back in time to restore their timeline.
15.
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2008)
Small town police chief Jesse Stone investigates a six-year old murder of a bank teller, a rape case and a vengeful brother to a dead mobster.
16.
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Based on the novel by Robert B. Parker, small town sheriff Jesse Stone tackles the mysterious murder of a teenage girl and the case of a battered wife while struggling with his alcoholism, his ex-wife and his disastrous love life. The teenage girl's murder leads him to a sex trafficking ring and int
17.
DECEIT (2004)
Based on the BBC Miniseries, the story of a woman who learns of her wealthy husband's past only when she becomes suspected of his murder.
18.
Monte Walsh (2003) as Cal Brennan
An aging cowboy realizes that the West is changing and fights to keep his piece of it alive. Facing the death of an era as the age of technology invades his old-school cowboy ways at the turn of the 20th century, Monte Walsh must change with the times or die defending his way of life.
19.
Race To Space (2002) as Richard Thornhill
Dr. Wilhelm von Huber, a top NASA scientist recently relocated to Cape Canaveral with his 12-year-old son, Billy. Their relationship has become strained in the wake of the recent death of Billy's mother. Billy finds his father old-fashioned and boring. He wants to lead an exciting life, to be a hero
20.
Control (2002) as Colonel Weldon
Dr. Daryl Sheleigh is smart, beautiful, and in trouble... she's a psychotherapist whose clients have begun to mysteriously disappear. Badger Welldon is working undercover with the police, he poses as her patient looking for clues about four missing men (which also includes his younger brother). He's
21.
Hollow Man (2000) as Dr Kramer
Sebastian Caine is a brilliant yet arrogant scientist working on a top secret mission for the U.S. government -- to unlock the secret to human invisibility. After creating a serum that induces invisibility in laboratory animals, he disobeys Pentagon orders by trying the serum on himself. Though it
22.
Space Cowboys (2000)
In 1958, Frank Corvin and three other cocky and reckless young pilots lost their chance to be the first Americans in space to a chimpanzee named Mary Ann. In the year 2000, a Russian communications satellite has run into trouble and the only one who can fix it is the man repsonsible for designing it
23.
Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story (2000)
An emotionally disconnected family must band together in their struggle to survive after their small plane crashes into a snowy mountain.Tom Kincaid and his wife, Anne, are looking forward to celebrating their anniversary at their winter cabin with their three children. Tom is a wealthy businessman
24.
Poor White Trash (2000)
Desperate to escape life in the trailer park, Mike Bronco resorts to burglary as a way of financing his college dreams.
25.
Payback (1999)
Porter and Val carry off a successful heist, but then Val makes several mistakes: he steals Porter''s cut of the money, he steals Porter''s wife, and he tries to kill him. Now Porter is out for payback. He wants his cut and he is determined to get it, come what may.
26.
Absolute Truth, The (1997)
A producer of a news program is forced to confront the issue of morals and ethics in the world of politics and television journalism when she is given inside information on a presidential candidate who has been sexually harrassing his employees.
27.
Exception to the Rule (1997)
After cheating on his pregnant wife during a business trip, a gems trader finds himself trapped in a blackmail plot.
28.
Forgotten Sins (1996)
Movie based on a "New Yorker" article and book about a 1988 case of alleged sexual abuse in Olympia, Washington. When two daughters recall horrible memories of rape and ritual abuse brought upon them by their well-respected father, a sociologist is called in to offer an evaluation.
29.
Robin Cook's Virus (1995)
After the outbreak of a rare virus in Los Angeles, a medical researcher discovers a group of doctors who purposely released the plague. Based on Robin Cook's novel "Outbreak."
30.
Alistair MacLean's Night Watch (1995) as Nick Caldwell
A special agent hired by the United Nations Anti-Crime Organization teams up with his commander and a battlefield-tough operative to track down a stolen painting.
31.
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
When a plane mysteriously runs out of fuel in mid-air, the passengers and crew endure a tension-filled search for a safe landing site. Based on an actual incident.
32.
Lady in Waiting (1994) as Lieutenant
A madame is unveiled as the true murderer of her call girls.
33.
For the Love of Nancy (1994) as Tom Walsh
Television movie based on the article, "We Love Our Daughter So Much We Took Her to Court." Parents confront their daughter's life-threatening anorexic condition.
34.
Rubdown (1993)
A Beverly Hills masseur, who is having a passionate affair with the wife of a disreputable businessman, finds himself under suspicion for murder when the man turns up dead.
35.
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993)
An investigator for the Utah District Attorney's Office becomes obsessed with capturing a charismatic and murderous cult leader.
36.
President's Child, The (1992)
A journalist fears for her illegitimate son's safety when his father decides to run for the presidency of the United States.
37.
Obsessed (1992) as Ed Bledsoe
A movie about a young woman who becomes obsessed with an older man.
38.
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Based on the true story of a small-town South Carolina sheriff called upon to solve the kidnapping of a local girl by a serial killer.
39.
Murder C.O.D. (1990) as Alex Brandt
A police commander tries to track down an elusive, self-appointed hit man known for committing murder unasked and then extorting money from those who benefited from the death.
40.
Vital Signs (1990)
A doctor guides seven student doctors through their third year of residency at a Los Angeles hospital. Marriages collapse and colleagues fall in love, but it takes a dying cancer patient to make the medical students realize what really matters in life.
41.
Preppie Murder, The (1989)
A television movie based on the murder of Jennifer Levin, an affluent young woman killed in Central Park in New York in August, 1986, and the subsequent trial of her confessed killer, Robert Chambers, who was ultimately convicted not on a murder charge but on a lesser one of manslaughter. The case g
42.
Timestalkers (1987)
A twentieth-century college professor is sought out by a woman of the twenty-sixth century to help her locate a power-crazed scientist who has left the future to change a significant event in the past in order to alter the future. Their manhunt stretches from the year 2586 back to 1886.
43.
Hadley's Rebellion (1986) as Coach Ball
44.
With Intent to Kill (1984) as Aaron Charney
The outraged father whose daughter was killed while out with her hot-tempered high school jock boyfriend embarks on a crusade to put the young man behind bars following his release from a mental institution after copping an insanity plea. The psychological drama was filmed on location in Dallas.
45.
Jane Doe (1983) as Lieutenant William Quinn
A suspense thriller involving a young amnesiac who was left for dead following a brutal assault and now is being stalked by her assailant to complete the job before she can remember the circumstances of the crime. Karen Valentine is the victim, William Devane the tenacious detective intrigued by her
46.
Testament (1983)
47.
Other Victim, The (1981)
After his wife is raped at knife-point when he is away from home, a happily married construction worker discovers a radical change in his relationship with her, although she desperately needs his understanding, and within himself, as his emotions turn to rage.
48.
Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (1981) as Major Phil Clark
Rivalry between jet pilots -- in the old Chester Morris-Richard Arlen "B-movie" mold -- is woven through this fictional account of Air Force war games over the Nevada desert, highlighted by some extraordinary aerial photography by Rexford Metz. Retired General Charles Yeager, the famed test pilot of
49.
Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
A writer, a waitress, a nun and other motorists land in a desperate Florida mayor's tourist trap.
50.
Dark, The (1979)
At night the Mangler stalks the streets of Los Angeles, killing and mutilating random victims. On the trail are a TV reporter (Cathy Lee Crosby), the father of one of the victims (William Devane), and a police detective (Richard Jaeckel), but despite their efforts only the mysterious psychic DeRenzy (Jacquelyn Hyde) knows what the killer is and how to stop it.
51.
Yanks (1979)
52.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver dollars from him. In the process they also manage to kill his wife and son and destroy his hand. The Major wants revenge so he enlists the help of his war buddy Johnny to meet the thugs in a final showdown.
53.
Red Alert (1977)
A suspense thriller about an accident at a nuclear power plant in which a mysterious breakdown causes a giant computer to erroneously detect escaped radiation and seal off the building, trapping fourteen technicians inside.
54.
Bad News Bears In Breaking Training, The (1977)
After miraculously winning the the Little League champions of California, the team is invited to play an exhibition game at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly, the Bears'' star player, decides to rejoin the team for the trip to Houston, where he confronts his estranged father, Mike.
55.
Marathon Man (1976)
A covert government group uncovers a criminal plot run by Nazi War criminals.
56.
Family Plot (1976) as Adamson
A phony psychic takes on a pair of kidnappers.
57.
Fear on Trial (1975)
This Emmy-nominated film follows the troubles stalking John Henry Faulk, a folksy, homespun radio-television personality of the early 1950s whose broadcasting career was abruptly cut off during the blacklisting of the era. Retaining attorney Louis Nizer, he went to court and successfully sued for li
58.
Report To The Commissioner (1975)
When a rookie cop accidentally kills a female cop working undercover in narcotics, he unwittingly becomes involved in a police department cover-up.
59.
Missiles of October, The (1974)
A three-hour television movie dramatizing the events surrounding the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the Soviet Union tried to establish nuclear ballistic missles on Cuba in defiance of the American demands that they be removed. Some months later, the U.S. removed its own missles from bases in Tu
60.
Bait, The (1973)
An undercover policewoman risks her life as she lures a homicidal rapist into a trap.
61.
Lady Liberty (1972)
An Italian immigrant causes an international incident when she tries to bring a large Mortadella sausage through customs as a gift for her fiancee.
62.
Crime Club (1972)
A fraternity of public and private investigators looks into the suspicious death in an auto accident of the son of one of its members' long-time, wealthy ladyfriend. This was yet another pilot for a prospective series for Lloyd Bridges.

Writer (feature film)

63.
Million Dollar Rip-Off, The (1976)
Prinze, in his only dramatic film role, is an ex-con electronics whiz who, with the aid of four female accomplices, steals a bundle from the Chicago Transit Authority, much to the annoyance of a dyspeptic detective who has been keeping an eye on him since he left prison. The original story, interest

Cast (special)

64.
Intimate Portrait: Donna Mills (1998)
Profile of the life and career of actress Donna Mills.
65.
Hollywood Diaries (1997)
The personal feelings, fears and passions of Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Joan Crawford and Marlon Brando are disclosed in their own words. Culled from autobiographies, interviews and diaries, and dramatized by four contemporary actors: Daryl Hannah, William Devane, Lauren Hutton and Patrick Sway
66.
1994 People's Choice Awards (1994)
A live special honoring America's favorite entertainers in the fields of television, motion pictures and music, as determined by a special Gallup Poll.
67.
Secrets Revealed (1994)
Special explaining the stories and reasons behind some well-kept secrets.
68.
Knots Landing Block Party (1993)
"Knots Landing" cast members recall their favorite scenes, storylines and relationships from the series 14 years on the air. Also includes interviews with fans of the series. Broadcast immediately preceding the two-hour series finale of "Knots Landing."
69.
18th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1992)
A live presentation of the "18th Annual People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers, in which the public determines the winners by special Gallup Poll.
70.
Ancient Secrets of the Bible (1992)
A special featuring historic re-enactments, analysis, and commentary from religious scholars and scientists about events depicted in the Bible.
71.
Most Dangerous Game, The (1990) as Narration
A special exploring the risks and dangers faced by wildlife filmmakers.
72.
Wildest West Show of the Stars, The (1986)
Stars from television, film, and music recreate the color, fun, games, and excitement of a classic Wild West Show, from Pony Express relay races to quick-draw contests to trick-riding displays. Taped at the Equestrian Center in Burbank, California, and at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park.
73.
America's Polo Championship (1986) as Broadcaster
The taped broadcast of America's Polo Championship from the Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, pits the top players from the United States and Mexico against the team from Argentina.
74.
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade (1985)
A live telecast featuring highlights of five different Thanksgiving Day Parades. The special includes: Macy's Parade in New York; Gimbel's Parade in Philadelphia; the Michigan Parade in Detroit; the Metro Parade in Toronto; and the Aloha Floral Parade in Hawaii.
75.
Battle of the Network Stars XVII (1984)
The seventeenth competition in which stars from ABC, CBS and NBC compete in various sporting contests to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
76.
Battle of the Network Stars XVI (1984)
The sixteenth battle in which stars from ABC, CBS and NBC compete to determine which network is number one on the athletic field.
77.
Battle of the Network Stars XV (1983) as Cbs Team Captain
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
78.
Big Easy, The (1982)
The story, set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, follows the exploits of Jake Rubidoux, a tough private detective, who, on occasion, plays clarinet at The Big Easy, a nightclub run by a friend of his. In the pilot episode, Jake accepts a missing persons case -- to find the daughter of a wealthy
79.
Jack London With William Devane (1982) as Jack London
The film traces the life of author Jack London from his youth in the slums of San Francisco to his untimely death at the age of forty. Dramatizations from London's major works are included.
80.
Big Easy, The (1982)
The story, set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, follows the exploits of Jake Rubidoux, a tough private detective, who, on occasion, plays clarinet at The Big Easy, a nightclub run by a friend of his. In the pilot episode, Jake accepts a missing persons case -- to find the daughter of a wealthy
81.
Battle of the Network Stars VIII (1980)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
82.
Celebrity Football Classic, The (1979)
Top-name celebrities compete in a game of flag football for charity.
83.
Battle of the Network Stars VI (1979)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
84.
Battle of the Network Stars V (1978)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

85.
Badge, The (2002)
88.
Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-De-Sac (1997)
Two-part miniseries based on the long-running primetime soap opera, "Knots Landing." Mack's midlife crisis causes serious marital problems for Mack and Karen. They also disagree over whether or not to tell their adopted daughter that Gary is her real father. Across the cul-de-sac, Val and Gary are e
89.
90.
Woman Named Jackie, A (1991)
A three-part miniseries based on C. David Heyman's book on the life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
91.
From Here to Eternity (1979)
An expanded new version of the 1953 movie classic taken from James Jones' memorable first novel dealing with military life in Hawaii on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Burt Lancaster-Deborah Kerr-Montgomery Clift-Frank Sinatra-Donna Reed roles were here played by (respectively) William De

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