Jake Busey (born June 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California), sometimes credited as Jacob Busey or William Busey, is an American actor/film producer.
Jake is the son of actor Gary Busey and Judy Helkenberg. His parents divorced when he was 16. He has a half-sister, Ellie Busey.
Jake Busey's start in acting came in the 1978 feature film, Straight Time, wherein he portrayed the son of his real-life father, Gary Busey, and Kathy Bates. His eleventh film was 1994's S.F.W., where he played Morrow Streeter. Busey's acting range can be seen in the contrast of his smart-mouthed soldier Ace Levy in 1997's Starship Troopers to the psychotic hitchhiker in 2002's The Hitcher 2: I've Been Waiting. Busey has played a few notable villains, examples of which include his portrayal of a religious fanatic in the 1997 film Contact, and undead serial killer Johnny Bartlett in The Frighteners.
Busey also starred in the 1999 UPN television comedy Shasta McNasty.
One of Hollywood's 'bad boys', Busey initially...
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Identity is a 2003 psychological horror film, directed by James Mangold and written by Michael Cooney. The film stars John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet. The plot is inspired by Agatha Christie's novel And Then There Were None.
The film tells two stories. Ten strangers, after a series of accidents, find themselves stranded at the same motel
during a rainstorm, where they start suffering increasingly horrible deaths. Elsewhere, at an emergency midnight meeting, a doctor attempts to convince a judge that a serial killer about to go to his death is, in fact, insane and cannot be held accountable for his actions. The convergence of these two stories marks an unusual plot twist.
The film, which was modestly budgeted, exceeded expectations at the box-office. This was largely attributed to a clever advertising campaign, which went on to win several "Best of..." awards that year. It was also reasonably well received in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The film was...,
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest is a 2002 movie based on a novel by technology-culture writer Po Bronson. The film stars Adam Garcia.
The film was made by 20th Century Fox at the cost of $17 million and is sometimes shown on HBO. The video and DVD received limited release in New York and Los Angeles. Po Bronson played a cameo role in the film as one of many tuba players living in the same building as the main character.
Garcia stars as Andy, a man who gives up his cushy marketing job to do something more fulfilling. He gets himself hired at LaHonda Research Institute where Francis Benoit (Enrico Colantoni) assigns him to design the PC99, a PC to sell for $99. He moves into a rundown apartment building where he meets his lovely artist next-door neighbor, and puts together a team of unassigned employees: Salman Rushdie (Anjul Nigam), a short, foreign man with an accent who is hacking into CIA files when Garcia's character meets him; Curtis "Tiny" Russell (Ethan Suplee), an...
Tomcats is an American comedy film written and directed by Gregory Poirier. The film stars Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth, and Jake Busey. Horatio Sanz, Jaime Pressly, Bernie Casey, and David Ogden Stiers co-star.
The story concerns a group of guys who have made a deal to each invest in a fund, which would be paid to the last remaining bachelor of the group. Michael Delaney attempts to get the other remaining bachelor, Kyle Brenner, married so he can claim the fund to pay off a gambling debt. Michael then gets himself into all sorts of misadventures, from getting captured by a young woman with a bizarre BDSM fetish (who seems like a quiet librarian at first glance) to trying to retrieve a surgically-removed testicle.
Starship Troopers is a 1997 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, and starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. The movie is loosely based on the novel Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.
Starship Troopers tells the story of an interplanetary war between Earth and colonies of large insect-like aliens in the twenty-third century. It focuses on the experiences of Juan "Johnny" Rico (Van Dien), one of three friends who sign up to the military one year before Earth declares war on the aliens.
The film opens to a futuristic television viewing sequence. The news is dominated by an ongoing war with the aliens, called Arachnids or Bugs due to their appearance. A one year flashback takes the scene to the posh Buenos Aires high school of a young man named Juan "Johnny" Rico (Van Dien). History teacher Mr Rasczak (Michael Ironside) forcefully quizzes his students about the efficacy of "naked force" in dispute resolution, and the need for civic...,
The Frighteners is a 1996 comedy/horror film directed by Peter Jackson about a psychic private detective who stands in the way of a murderous Grim Reaper-like creature. As with his later films, Jackson filmed the movie in his home country, New Zealand on location in Lyttelton and Governers Bay. Released on July 19, 1996, the film earned $16 million at the U.S.box office.
In 1998, Jackson commissioned Universal Studios home video to release a laserdisc special edition of the film (with a 4 1/2 hour documentary) as well as a standard edition DVD. Some collectors spend up to $500 to get a copy of the out-of-print laserdisc special edition on eBay.
A Director's Cut Edition DVD was released in December 2005, to coincide with the release of Jackson's film King Kong. This edition included the 4 1/2 hour documentary and feature commentary of the laserdisc version, as well as a short introduction by Jackson recorded for the DVD. The Director's Cut DVD set is available in Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5...,
S.F.W. (or So Fucking What) is a 1994 film, directed by Jefery Levy. It is based on a novel by Andrew Wellman, and stars Stephen Dorff, Jake Busey and Reese Witherspoon, in one of her first lead roles.
Cliff Spab (Stephen Dorff) and his friend Joe Dice (Jack Noseworthy) go out one evening to buy some beer in a random Los Angeles convenience store. While there, a group of masked and heavily armed terrorists take Cliff, Joe, and three other people hostage. The terrorists, who call themselves S.P.L.T. Image, have a video camera, and they tape their hostages. During the month-long standoff with the police, S.P.L.T. Image's only demand is that their broadcasts be televised on worldwide television live and uncut, or else the hostages will be killed. After two of the hostages are killed, Cliff, Joe and another hostage—a young teenage girl named Wendy Pfister (Reese Witherspoon)—are the only ones left. After 36 days, Cliff become indifferent to being killed, and he says repeatedly, "So...
The Foot Shooting Party is a 1994 short film about conscription for the Vietnam War. It was written by Kenneth F. Carter and directed by Annette Haywood-Carter. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the film was made as part of a short-lived program at Touchstone Pictures that funded experimental short films and scripts. The film played two festivals and had several private screenings but was never released commercially. The film co-starred Jake Busey, Bradley Gregg and Michael Rapaport. When the lead singer of an up-and-coming band (DiCaprio) is drafted, his bandmates gather to shoot him in the foot so that he can avoid being sent to VietNam. Pulling the trigger is much harder than any of them expect. ...,
Jake Busey was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County