Keith Carradine (born August 8, 1949, in San Mateo, California) is an actor and Academy Award-winning songwriter born into a family of actors. His father is John Carradine, his half-brother is David Carradine, and his full brother is Robert Carradine. All three Carradine brothers appeared together as the Younger brothers in Walter Hill's 1980 film The Long Riders, with Keith playing Jim Younger. Carradine appeared again for Hill in 1981's Southern Comfort.
His daughter by actress Shelley Plimpton is Martha Plimpton, who was conceived when her parents appeared together in the Broadway musical Hair.
Carradine's first notable film appearance was in director Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller in 1971. He also portrayed the character Kwai Chang Caine as a teenager in the 1972 television series, Kung Fu (the adult Caine was portrayed by his brother, David).
He went on to play one of the principal characters, a callow, womanizing folk singer, in Altman's critically acclaimed 1975 movie...
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Falcons (Icelandic: Fálkar (pronunciation (help·info))), was the seventh film directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. This film, released in 2002, is mostly in English language and therefore this drama is considered to be a film of both domestic and international appeal.It is the story of an ex con, Simon (Carradine) who after returning to Iceland, where his mother was born visit relatives, but actually he is looking for the loneliest place in the world to commit suicide. In a small village he met Dúa (Vilhjálmsdóttir), an Icelandic young lady, who is found to be an interesting, rather strange woman by Simon. Dúa has a caged falcon that she hopes to tame, but they get into trouble as it is illegal to possess this kind of animal in captivity.
In the story Simon is the embodiment of a jailed bird, one of the falcons and as she is an air sign, they join in a relationship ruled by Simon’s belief that she is his illegitimate daughter. Surrounded by tension between them, Simon serves as a...
Keeping the Promise is a 1997 historical drama television film based on the children's novel The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. It stars Brendan Fletcher as Matt Hallowell, Keith Carradine as Matt's father, Annette O'Toole as Matt's mother, Gordon Tootoosis as Chief Saknis, and William Lightning as Attean. The film was released to DVD and VHS on July 25, 2000. A boy Matt Hallowell is left with his family's claim while his father goes to fetch his mother, sister, and brother. The indians near his claim help him when his family gets delayed in trade for him to teach Attean William Lightning to read english.
Andre is a 1994 feature film starring Tina Majorino and is about a child's encounter with a seal. The film is an adaptation of the book A Seal Called Andre which was based on a true story.
Toni Whitney, a nine-year-old girl, and her Rockport, Maine family adopt an orphaned baby seal, naming it Andre. Andre is manageable when he is young but as Andre gets older and and starts getting into mischief, he antagonizes some of the local fishermen. Toni forms an inseparable bond with Andre and their relationship becomes threatened when the fishermen do not want to deal with Andre's antics any longer.
Is There Life Out There is a 1994 made-for-tv movie starring Reba McEntire, who also sings the title song.Lily Marshall (McEntire) has a loving, supportive husband, two great kids and an unfulfilled dream: to return to college and get the degree she always wanted. "Is there life beyond her family and home?", Lily wonders. The hole in Lily's life is soon filled by too much. There's a confusing new social life on campus, schoolwork keeping her up late, a part-time job keeping her from her husband and kids whose mom is turning into a stranger. Lily's strength, love and perseverance are the only things that can help her now....
Choose Me is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Alan Rudolph, it being Rudolph's second film after Welcome to L.A. It was rated R by the MPAA. The film's tagline is In the middle of the night, when there's no one else...Geneviève Bujold is Nancy, a.k.a. "Dr. Love", a radio talk show host unskilled at practicing what she preaches. Keith Carradine is Mickey, whose many varied experiences make people believe he's a compulsive liar, which he probably isn't. Lesley Ann Warren is Eve, a former hooker who is forced into ownership of a bar. The three lead lonely, unfufilling lives in Los Angeles. They don't know each other and they've never met before, but their experiences together will reveal their true selves.
Southern Comfort is a 1981 film directed by Walter Hill, working from a script by Hill, longtime collaborator David Giler, and Michael Kane. It starred Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Alan Autry, Les Lannom, Peter Coyote, T. K. Carter, Fred Ward, Lewis Smith, Carlos Brown, Franklyn Seales and Brion James.
Set in 1973, the film features a Louisiana National Guard patrol of 9 on weekend manoeuvres in bayou country. Members of the patrol (portrayed as initially brutish, violent and arrogant) frighten and anger local Cajun hunters by stealing their canoes and firing blanks at the Cajuns as a prank. The frightened Cajuns fire back killing Staff Sgt. Poole (Coyote). Sgt. Casper (Lannom) orders they continue their mission but with only a few live bullets between them they are vulnerable. They continue down the bayou until they reach the shack of a local Cajun hunter and poacher (Brion James). They arrest him and then an emotionally unstable soldier Cpl. 'Coach' Bowden (Autry) blows up...,
The Long Riders is a 1980 Western directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James Keach, Stacy Keach and Tim Zinnemann and featured an original soundtrack by Ry Cooder. Cooder won the Best Music award in 1980 from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for this soundtrack.The Long Riders depicts the lives of the James-Younger gang. While the film is (for the most part) historically accurate, it omits their early career as guerilla fighters against the Union Army during the latter stages of the American Civil War.The film shows, in graphic detail, the fateful shootout in Northfield, Minnesota in which several of the gang were killed trying to rob the bank.The Long Riders is a notable film in part due to Hill's decision to cast four sets of actor brothers as the real-life sets of brothers:It also features an uncredited appearance by Ever Carradine, daughter of Robert Carradine and niece to David and Keith Carradine....,
Almost Perfect Affair is a 1979 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie about the Cannes Film Festival and an affair between a filmmaker and a film producer's wife, set during the film festival. It stars Keith Carradine and Monica Vitti....
Pretty Baby is a 1978 historical fiction, dramatic film directed by Louis Malle. The screenplay was written by Polly Platt. The title is inspired by the Tony Jackson song, "Pretty Baby", which is used in the soundtrack.
In 1917, the last months of legal prostitution in Storyville, the red-light district of New Orleans, Louisiana. Hattie, a prostitute at the elegant home of Madame Nell, and her 12-year-old daughter Violet are the only ones awake when photographer Ernest J. Bellocq comes by with his camera. He takes photographs of Hattie and fascinates Violet. Over the next few months, Nell arranges for the auction of Violet's virginity, Hattie marries and goes to St. Louis, leaving Violet behind, and Violet determines to marry Bellocq.
The soundtrack used many local New Orleans musicians playing in the jazz, ragtime, and blues style of the city in the early 20th century. A LP album of the soundtrack, also entitled Pretty Baby, was issued in 1978 on ABC Records.
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The Duellists (1977) was Ridley Scott's first feature film, based on the Joseph Conrad short story "The Duel" published in A Set of Six. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, it features two French Hussar officers, D'Hubert and Feraud (played by Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel). Their quarrel over an initially minor incident turns into a bitter, long-drawn out struggle over the following fifteen years, interwoven with the larger conflict that provides its backdrop. The Keitel character is painted as an allegorical representation of Napoleon, and Carradine is a representation of the countries which opposed Napoleon. At the beginning, Feraud is the one who jealously guards his honor and repeatedly demands satisfaction anew when a duelling encounter ends inconclusively; he aggressively pursues every opportunity to locate and duel his foe. As the story progresses, D'Hubert also finds himself caught up in the contest, unable to back down or walk away.
The film has...
Welcome to L.A. is a 1976 film directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Keith Carradine.
displays his characteristic mood of romantic despair utilizing a La Ronde-like circle of sexual adventures and failed affairs centered around song-writer Carroll Barber Keith Carradine which spread out through the city. Barber is an aloof womanizer who cannot commit or love and is used by Alan Rudolph to illustrate the loneliness inherent in big-city life. The film, featuring a haunting score by Richard Baskin, is a bit too ambitious for the beginning director. However, he gets good performances from Sally Kellerman as a lonely real estate agent, Geraldine Chaplin, as a Valley housewife addicted to taxi rides and Lauren Hutton as the mistress of a wealthy man
British Academy of Film and Television ArtsNominatedBest Supporting ActressGeraldine Chaplin...,
Nashville is a 1975 film directed by Robert Altman. It depicts the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee and combines them with material on U.S.presidential politics. The film weaves together multiple storylines that eventually coalesce in the final half-hour in a climactic sequence at the Parthenon in Nashville. Among its many musical sequences, the song "It Don't Worry Me" is the film's theme, heard sporadically throughout and then performed at the climax.
The film features a large ensemble cast including David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Robert DoQui, Shelley Duvall, Allen Garfield, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, David Hayward, Michael Murphy, Cristina Raines, Bert Remsen, Lily Tomlin, Gwen Welles and Keenan Wynn.
The film was written by Joan Tewkesbury but as in many of Altman's films, improvisation was important in the filming process, and Nashville...,
Thieves Like Us is a 1974 film directed by Robert Altman and starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall. The film was based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson. The novel is also the source material for the 1949 film They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray.
Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 American movie starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Keith Carradine. The original title of the movie was Emperor of the North Pole. It was re-released under the shorter title Emperor of the North, and is better known under the latter name.
The movie is about hobos during the 1930s and is set in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is based, in part, on the books The Road by Jack London and From Coast to Coast with Jack London by "A-No.-1" (the pen-name of Leon Ray Livingston), although both of those books predate the 1930s by a few decades. Carradine's character, Cigaret, uses the same moniker that Jack London used on the road, and like London, is portrayed as a young traveling companion to the older A-No.-1 (played by Marvin), but that is otherwise where the similarity between Carradine's character and Jack London ends, as Cigaret is portrayed in the film as immature, loud-mouthed, and none too bright. The title is a reference to a joke among hobos...
A group of young researchers, each less than 20 years old, are working on a secret government project in Idaho. Other government entities seek to shut down the project as the idealistic scientists attempt to keep the nature of the project a secret. The researchers learn of an impending catastrophe that will wipe out civilization, but exactly what is not specified. The project is developing time machine, so young people can be sent 50 years into the future in order to rebeuild a new civilization. Adults older than 30 are not able to live for any length of time in the future, because, apparently, their kidneys will begin to hemorrhage.
After the time machines cease to function, the young researchers hike to Oregon, but certain problems set in that do not bode well for the project's goals. Disheartened, the girl protagonist hikes back to the time machine, where she is attacked by one of the researchers who has been driven mad. She uses the transfer station to escape and returns to a...
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