Allen Garfield, born and sometimes credited as Allen Goorwitz (born November 22 1939), is an American film and television actor.
Garfield was born in Newark, New Jersey to Alice Lavroff and Philip Goorwitz. A graduate of Weequahic High School, he was a sports reporter and Golden Gloves boxer before becoming an actor. He studied acting at The Actors Studio in New York City, studying with both Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan, and worked in stage before film. Garfield is a quirky and prolific actor who has appeared in over 100 films and television shows. He is known for playing nervous villains, corrupt businessmen and politicians. In addition he has appeared in two art films by German director Wim Wenders, Der Stand der Dinge and Bis ans Ende der Welt.
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Cyborg 2 is a 1993 science fiction action film directed by Michael Schroeder. It is the direct sequel to the 1989 film Cyborg. It is notable as the first film to feature Angelina Jolie in a starring role (she had previously made one earlier film as a child actress). It was followed by the 1994 direct-to-video release Cyborg 3: The Recycler.
Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 live-action film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. This is the sequel to the 1984 hit Beverly Hills Cop and was followed by Beverly Hills Cop III in 1994.
Paramount had planned a television series based on the 1984 original. Eddie Murphy refused the series but was willing to do a sequel. Taglines: "The heat's back on!"
"Axel Foley is back. Back where he doesn't belong."
Set approximately two years after the original film, Captain Bogomil (Ronny Cox), Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold), and John Taggart (John Ashton) are trying to figure out who is behind the "Alphabet Crimes", a series of mostly high end store robberies (and one shooting) distinctive by their monogrammed envelopes with an alphabetical sequence the assailants leave behind. Complicating matters is the new "political" state of the Beverly Hills police, headed by temperamental new police chief Harold Lutz (Allen Garfield), doing everything he can to stay on the Mayors good side...,
Continental Divide is a 1981 [[United States|American]] romantic comedy. It was [[film director|directed]] by Michael Apted from an original screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and produced by Steven Spielberg and stars John Belushi and Blair Brown.A Chicago reporter, Ernie Souchak (Belushi), is investigating a corrupt city councilman. After doing an expose on some corrupt land dealings by the councilman, he is assaulted by two crooked police officers sent by the councilman, and ends up in the hospital. His editor decides to send him out of town for his own safety. Souchak reluctantly travels to the Rockies to interview Dr. Nell Porter (Brown), who has been conducting research on bald eagles for several years. The two are at odds at first. After finding out he is a reporter, she is reluctant to let him stay, but realizes he is not able to survive in the mountains without his guide, who is not scheduled to return for two weeks. He is skeptical about her work, but comes to like her for her...
Mother, Jugs & Speed was a 1976 comedy film starring Bill Cosby (Mother), Raquel Welch (Jugs) and Harvey Keitel (Speed), who are employees of a low-budget ambulance service trying to survive in Los Angeles. Allen Garfield plays the role of Harry Fishbine, the owner of the company. Larry Hagman appears in the movie as a driver obsessed with sex. The movie was directed by Peter Yates.Mother's last name, Tucker, is mentioned only once during the film, when Naomi Fishbine is calling Unit 1 on the radio....
The Conversation is an Academy Award nominated 1974 mystery thriller about audio surveillance, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Teri Garr, and Cindy Williams; it also features an early performance by Harrison Ford and an uncredited appearance from Robert Duvall.Harry Caul (Hackman) is a paranoid surveillance expert running his own company. Caul is obsessed with his own privacy; his apartment is almost bare behind its triple-locked door, he uses pay phones to make calls and claims to have no home telephone, and his office is enclosed in wire mesh in a corner of a much larger warehouse. Caul is utterly professional at work, but he finds personal contact difficult. He is exquisitely uncomfortable in dense crowds and withdrawn and taciturn in more intimate situations; he is also reticent and secretive with work colleagues. He is nondescript in appearance, except for his habit of wearing a translucent plastic raincoat virtually everywhere...,
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat is a 1971 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Locke. It involves a young hippy and his search for the meaning of life while in Central Park....,
Cry Uncle! (also American Oddballs and Superdick) is a 1971 film in the Troma library. It is directed by John G. Avildsen and stars Allen Garfield. The story, based on the Michael Brett novel Lie A Little, Die A Little, follows the misadventures of a slobbish private detective who is hired by a millionaire to investigate a murder. Typical for a Troma picture, the film features a great deal of nudity, sex, drug use, and other shocking activities. One particular scene features an explicit act of necrophilia. The film was banned in Finland for the year following its release, and in Norway until 2003.
TriviaDuring an interview featured in the Special Edition of the film's DVD, Allen Garfield claims that Cry Uncle! is Oliver Stone's favorite film comedy.
The movie features one of Paul Sorvino's first screen performances.
Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma, has a cameo appearance as a drugged-out hippie.
See also List of Troma filmsExternal linksThe official home of Troma...
Hi, Mom! (1970) is a black comedy by Brian De Palma, and is one of Robert De Niro's first movies. De Niro reprises his role of Jon Rubin from Greetings. In this film, Rubin is a fledgling "adult filmmaker" who has an idea to post cameras at his window and video tape his neighbors, a la Hitchcock's Rear Window. De Niro's character, as well as the movie overall, may be seen as a kind of comic precursor to the later De Niro film, Taxi Driver.
Its most memorable sequence is one where a black radical group invite a group of WASPs to feel what it's like to be black, in a sequence called Be Black, Baby. It is both a satire and an example of the experimental theatre and cinĂ©ma vĂ©ritĂ© movements. Shot in the style of a documentary film, it features a theater group of African American actors interviewing Caucasians on the streets of New York City, asking them if the whites know what it is like to be black in America.
Later, a group of theater patrons attend a performance by the troupe, wherein ...,
Putney Swope is a 1969 film written and directed by Robert Downey Sr. and starring Arnold Johnson as Swope. Swope is the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, and is accidentally put in charge after the death of the chairman of the board. In particular, following the unexpected death of the chair, the other members of the board believed that each of them, individually, should be elected to the board. However, the bylaws of the corporation prohibit voting for oneself for the chair, so each individual member voted in a secret ballot for the person that no one else would vote for, i.e., Putney Swope.
Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", Swope replaces all but one of the white employees and insists they no longer accept business from companies that produce alcohol, war toys, or tobacco. The success of the business draws unwanted attention from the United States Government, which considers it "a threat to the national security."
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Greetings is a 1968 film directed by Brian De Palma. The film, which featured a young Robert De Niro in his first major role, is a satirical film about men avoiding the Vietnam War draft.
The film did, however, earn some criticism: it made the 2004 documentary The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made. It was also the first film to receive an X rating, although it was later given an R rating.
De Niro reprised the character of Jon Rubin in the 1970 film Hi, Mom! also directed by De Palma.
Allen Garfield was born in Newark, New Jersey, Essex County