Eric Cuthbert Christmas (b. March 19, 1916; d. July 22, 2000), born in London, UK, is a British stage and screen actor, with over 40 films and several more television roles to his credit. He is well-known for his role as Mr. Carter, the principal of Angel Beach High School in the 1982 hit comedy Porky's, the 1983 sequel Porky's II: The Next Day, and the 1985 sequel Porky's Revenge.
His role as a priest in the 1971 film Harold and Maude includes a memorable monologue to an off-camera Harold, in which he discusses, with increasing nausea and disgust, how the thought of Harold's sexual affair with a much older woman "makes [him] want...to vomit."
His other film roles include The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Bugsy (1991), Almost Dead (1994), Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994), Air Bud (1997), and his final feature film Mousehunt (1997).
Eric Christmas also made guest appearances in many television shows, including Adventures in Rainbow Country, ER, Night Court, Seinfeld, Cheers, ...
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Air Bud is the 1997 feature film that sparked the franchise centered around the fictional dog Buddy, a Golden Retriever. The movie's title may be wordplay with "Air Jordan", a nickname of basketball superstar Michael Jordan.
The original movie was successful, grossing US$4 million in its opening weekend and totaling US$24 million for its final run.The plot revolves around a 12-year-old boy, Josh Framm, who has an interest in basketball. After the death of his father, Josh moves with his family to a new town and is too shy to try out for his middle school's basketball team and too shy to make any friends. Through a series of coincidences, Josh meets Bud, a Golden Retriever who escaped his cruel owner, an alcoholic clown Norman Snively. Josh soon learns that Bud has an uncanny ability to play the sport of basketball.
Bud becomes the mascot of Josh's school's basketball team and begins appearing in their halftime shows. However, when it is discovered that there is no rule that a...
The Philadelphia Experiment is a 1984 science fiction film. It was directed by Stewart Raffill and starred Michael Paré, Bobby Di Cicco, Nancy Allen, and Eric Christmas.
The plot is based on the urban legend of the Philadelphia Experiment. In 1943, two sailors, David Herdeg (Paré) and Jim Parker (Di Cicco), are stationed on a ship in an experiment to make it invisible. However, the experiment goes horribly wrong and Herdeg and Parker are the only two survivors. They both undergo time travel (because of the experiment) and find themselves in the Nevada desert in the year 1984.
A sequel called Philadelphia Experiment II, featuring a different cast and crew, and a parallel storyline, was released in 1993 to little acclaim. It starred Brad Johnson as David Herdeg and Gerrit Graham as the stealthy villain who meets an untimely end.
David Herdeg and Jim Parker are assigned to the core part of the equipment installed to render the destroyer U.S.S. Eldridge invisible to radar in Philadelphia...,
Porky's II: The Next Day is the 1983 sequel to the 1982 hit film Porky's. The film is written and directed by Bob Clark.The gang from Angel Beach High School are at it again. After they dealt with Porky, they are ready for a new challenge: The High School Drama Club is getting ready to do a Shakespeare play. Unfortunately, a religious leader named Reverend Bubba Flavel wants to halt the production because he and his group "The Righteous Flock" think that Shakespeare is indecent. The gang also has to deal with a double crossing politician, and the Ku Klux Klan, who object to a non-white (Runningfox's Seminole character) playing Romeo. The sex crazed teens really know how to get even, and play pranks on each other and their foes.According to a man posting under the name P. J. Gladnick, actor Chuck Mitchell, who played Porky in the previous film, refused to appear in Porky's II because he would "have to appear stark naked" in the final scene. This is a plausible scenario, as actor ...
Harold and Maude is a cult classic movie directed by Hal Ashby in 1971. The film, featuring slapstick, dark humor, and existentialist drama, centers around the exploits of a morbid young man -- Harold -- who drifts away from the life that his detached mother prescribes him as he falls in love with septuagenarian Maude.
The film is number 45 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Funniest Movies of all time, and number 42 on Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies. In 1997, it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. It is particularly noteworthy as having an enormous and zealous cult following.
The film was a commercial failure when it was released and the critical reception was extremely mixed. The screenplay upon which the film was based was written by Colin Higgins, and published as a novel in 1971. The movie was shot in the San Francisco Bay Area. Harold and Maude was also a play on Broadway for some time.
The movie has given rise to two...,
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