Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis Preston-Travolta (born October 13, 1962) is an American model and actress known for being the wife of actor John Travolta since 1991.
Preston was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother, Linda, was an administrator of a mental health center, and her father, who worked for an agricultural firm, drowned when Preston was three years old. Preston's adoptive father was Peter Palzis, a personnel director, and her step-father was Lee Carlson. She spent time living in Iraq and Australia as a result of her biological father's work when she was a child. While living in Australia, she attended Pembroke School in Adelaide.
Preston had a modeling career when she was a teenager. At sixteen, she was discovered by a fashion photographer who helped her get acting work in commercials and other small parts, which eventually developed into a successful movie career. She is a spokesperson for Neutrogena and appears in print and television ads.[citation...
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Broken Bridges is a 2006 film starring Toby Keith, Lindsey Haun and Kelly Preston. The film, a music-drama, is centred on a fading country singer's return to his hometown near a military base in Kentucky where several young men who were killed in a training exercise on the base were from. He is reunited with his former sweetheart and estranged daughter, who return to the town as well.
Broken Bridges is about Bo Price (Keith) who goes back home for his brother's funeral and reunites with his true love, Angela Delton (Preston) who has also come home for her brother's funeral. While there, Bo also meets their 16-year-old daughter, Dixie Lee Delton (Haun) for the first time. Keith plays a down and out country singer who had it all but threw it away for alcohol. Preston plays a Miami news reporter who has raised a child by herself from the age of 17. Haun plays a 16-year-old kid who has never met her father or the rest of her family, but shares her father’s musical talent.
Sky High is a superhero film from Walt Disney Pictures that opened in the United States on July 29, 2005. It was directed by Mike Mitchell and was written by Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, and Mark McCorkle.
Sky High is the story of fourteen-year-old William Theodore Stronghold (Michael Angarano), the son of two famous superheroes; the incredibly strong, seemingly invulnerable Commander (Kurt Russell) and the high-speed flying Jetstream (Kelly Preston). He and his best friend, Layla (Danielle Panabaker) are facing their first day of high school, which is even more daunting for Will since he will attend his parents' alma mater, a school for superheroes called Sky High. What Will hasn't told his parents is that he doesn't actually know if he actually has any powers of his own. Along with other super-powered teenagers, Will and Layla are driven to school in a flying schoolbus piloted by a man named Ron Wilson (Kevin Heffernan). When the kids arrive, they're accosted by two bullies,...,
Eulogy is a 2004 comedy film directed by Michael Clancy. The US release was a limited theatrical release.After Edmund Collins dies, his granddaughter, Kate Collins, is tasked with giving the eulogy at his funeral. As the Collins family joins their widowed mother/grandmother, Charlotte Collins, the family's dysfunctions and idiosyncrasies come to light. Kate's father, Daniel Collins, is an "obscure foreign film" actor whose career peaked at age 8 when he appeared in a peanut butter commercial. Kate's uncle, Skip Collins, is an overly hormonal father of overly hormonal twin sons (Fred & Ted) who managed to run their mother out of their family. Kate's aunt, Lucy Collins, is a lesbian who has been verbally chastised since a younger age by Kate's other aunt, Alice Collins. Alice also has managed to raise three silent children and marry a silent husband because of her persistent talking and badgering.During the film, Kate continually tries to come up with a Eulogy while dealing with a...,
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 live-action film, based on the 1957 book, produced by Universal Studios, DreamWorks Pictures, and Imagine Entertainment. It was produced by Brian Grazer and directed by Bo Welch; it starred Mike Myers as the title role of the Cat in the Hat, and Dakota Fanning as Sally. Sally's brother, who is not named in the book, is known in this version as "Conrad" and played by Spencer Breslin. While the basic plot of the live-action adaptation of The Cat in the Hat rotates around the same as that of the book, the film filled out its 82 minutes by adding new subplots and characters quite different from those of the original story. As a result of the frequent adult themes, the widow of Theodore Geisel (who holds the rights to his work) declared that there are to be no more live-action movies based on the works of Dr. Seuss; arguing that the film has clearly deviated from her late husband's family-friendly work.
The movie starts with an inside look of...,
What a Girl Wants is a 2003 film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. It is directed by Dennie Gordon.
The film is a remake of the 1958 film, The Reluctant Debutante which had a screenplay by William Douglas-Home, based on his play of the same name.
Daphne Reynolds (Bynes) has what every girl wants--or so it seems. This young American girl has a unique style
all her own, an unconventional but loving relationship with her Bohemian mother Libby and a future full of possibilities. But despite her remarkable promise, Daphne feels incomplete.
She dreams of one day meeting the father she’s never known, the man Libby loved deeply seventeen years ago, but ultimately left behind because his aristocratic family found her unsuitable. Determined to live out her fantasy of forging a storybook relationship with her long-absent dad, Daphne, on an impulse, gets a flight to London, where she quickly discovers that her father is a high profile politician Lord Henry...,
View from the Top is a 2003 film directed by Bruno Barreto.
Donna is a girl from a small town who wishes to see the world. She reads a book by Sally Weston, a flight attendant who has flown to practically everywhere, and decides to become a flight attendant at a small commuter airline.
After gaining a little experience, Donna decides to apply to a major airline. She convinces her two co-workers, Sherry and Christine, to join her. While Christine and Donna get in, Sherry does not. Donna puts her heart and soul into the new position, and, after meeting her idol Sally Weston, she is determined to be assigned to an international route. Alas, when the assignments are posted, Donna is shocked to discover that she has been assigned to a commuter route in Cleveland. It is revealed that Donna's friend Christine switched her and Donna's identification numbers when handing in the exams to the instructor, and thus Donna is assigned a commuter route out of Cleveland, while Christine moves to...,
Holy Man is a film produced in 1998 starring Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston. It was directed by Stephen Herek.Ricky (Goldblum) is a producer of a home shopping network, and business is not good. Preston plays a fellow employee brought in to shape things up by the manager. Eddie Murphy plays G, an itinerant holy man, who shows the two that life itself is more important than business.Ricky and Preston are having trouble selling their Home Shopping items. They meet up with G, a weird yet happy guy wearing robes. They put him on the Home Shopping programming and the viewers identify with him and they buy the items he's hawking.Later, G learns that this is all about business, and it's all about money and greed. G loses faith in things and it's up to Ricky and Preston to bring him back to the magic of his happy life....
Jack Frost is a 1998 Christmas film, starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston about a father that dies and comes back as a snowman. Three of Frank Zappa's four children: Dweezil Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, and Moon Unit Zappa, appear in the film.Michael Keaton plays the title character, a man who is actually named Jack Frost. He runs a band, and thus is forced to miss many events in his son's life, but promises to be home for Christmas Eve. His band is scheduled for an audition that day, but mid-way along the trip they change their minds to be with their respective families. Jack tries to race home to make it in time. However, he gets in a car crash and is killed.A year later, Jack returns as his son Charlie's snowman, and decides to make up for all the times he missed with his son. In the end, Jack is forced to flee with his son to a cabin to stay cold, and thus alive. His wife arrives, and realizes that her husband has returned. Dawn and Christmas Day arrive, and Jack becomes human once...
Addicted to Love is a 1997 romantic comedy film, directed by Griffin Dunne. It is intended to be a humorous love story. The movie's title is based on Robert Palmer's song "Addicted to Love". In reality, it is at some points dark comedy, full of bitterness and pain, and at selective others, it is the traditional, sweet romantic comedy for which Meg Ryan, who plays the part of Maggie, is known.
The story seems simple: Two pairs of lovers playing out a comedy of errors, in which Maggie and Sam, Matthew Broderick's character, try several unethical and nasty tricks to break apart the envied union of their respective former partners, Anton and Linda, played by Tchéky Karyo and Kelly Preston.
However, the film was crippled by very harsh reviews. Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert panned it as immature, implausible, and imbecilic, but still gave it two stars out of a possible five.He did not go as far as the Los Angeles Times' Kevin Thomas, who called it creepy and said:
Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was written and directed by Cameron Crowe.
Jerry Maguire (Cruise) works for Sports Management International, a company that manages the careers of present and future professional athletes. Much of his job involves "spinning" negative publicity surrounding his clients, encouraging them to continue playing even at the expense of their health and families, and even turning autograph sessions into money-making enterprises.
One day in his hotel room, Jerry suffers a nervous breakdown as the result of his pent-up stress from confronting his conscience. He decides on a whim to write a "mission statement" about what he dreams his company should be. Though mission statements are generally brief in nature, his reaches 25 pages in length. He takes the finished product, called "The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of our Business" to a copy store and runs off enough bound...
Curdled is 1996 black comedy about a Colombian immigrant who takes a job cleaning up after crime scenes, and discovers evidence about a local serial killer dubbed the "Blue Blood Killer" for his targeting of socialites. The film is a re-make of a 1991 short film of the same name, which also was directed by Reb Braddock and starred Angela Jones.
Run is a 1991 film. The film is directed by Geoff Burrowes. The film stars Patrick Dempsey and Kelly Preston.Charlie Farrow (Patrick Dempsey) is a Boston law school student, who happens to be terrific at poker. One night he has to leave his home game early because he doesn't have "trust funds" like his friends do and has to work (at a garage). Charlie's boss gives him the task of delivering a car to someone in Atlantic City (which is greatly welcomed because it has a high pay rate).This easy task turns into a living nightmare. On the way to Atlantic City, the car breaks down and he has to have it fixed. It takes a while, so Charlie goes to a casino run by the mob. He gets into a fight with the son of a notorious mob boss. The son tries to attack him, but trips and hits his head, leaving him dead and Charlie in a lot of trouble.He is stranded in the New England town and haunted by a crime lord, Charlie becomes the target of vicious mobsters and a corrupt police force who will stop at...
Twins is a 1988 comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito) that were separated at birth. The core of the film is the relationship between DeVito's streetwise character and Arnold's Ingenue persona. The original music score was composed by Georges Delerue and Randy Edelman.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, and Hulk Hogan have all revealed in interviews that Schwarzenegger and DeVito were given the option of doing this movie or Suburban Commando. Had DeVito and Schwarzenegger made Suburban Commando, Hulk Hogan and Christopher Lloyd would have made this movie. Only Hogan and DeVito state that Vincent would have been hassled by horse racing bookies instead of loan sharks. The film is marketed with the tagline "Only their mother can tell them apart."
Julius and Vincent Benedict are fraternal twins; the results of a secret experiment carried out at a genetics laboratory to produce the perfect child, using sperm donated by...,
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Secret Admirer is comedy film directed by David Greenwalt, released in 1985. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston and Fred Ward.
Produced at the height of the teen sex comedy cinema craze in the mid-1980s, Secret Admirer (1985) was the directorial debut of David Greenwalt, who would later move from screwball comedy to horror with the television series The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. C. Thomas Howell stars as Michael Ryan, a high school student who receives an anonymous love note in his locker. Hoping that it's from Deborah Ann Fimple (Kelly Preston), a gorgeous but air-headed classmate who only dates college boys, Michael hatches a scheme with Toni (Lori Loughlin), who is friendly with both him and Deborah, to write her back. What Michael doesn't know, however is that the first letter was really from Toni, who has more than friendship in mind. In the meantime, the unsigned missives fall into the wrong hands, leading Michael's mother, Connie (Dee...,
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn is a 1983 science fiction movie starring Jeffrey Byron, Michael Preston, Tim Thomerson, Kelly Preston and Richard Moll. It was directed and produced by Charles Band who is possibly better known for his other, rather low-budget scifi and horror films such as The Puppet Master and Trancers series. Parts of Metalstorm were shown in 3-D. There are two versions of this film, the shorter theatrical version, and the rare "extended version" with a voiceover at the beginning helping explain some of the story's back history, and containing extended scenes.
The story was portrayed as a space-age western which combined themes of esoteric sorcery and high technology. Critics have pointed out that the title, "...the Destruction of Jared-Syn", makes little sense since the villain is never destroyed and actually gets away in the end.
Tagline: "It's high noon at the end of the universe."
The movie portrays the story of a space ranger named Dogen, (played by...,
Kelly Preston was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu County