Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. Sutherland also owns a recording studio and record label, called Ironworks.
Sutherland was born in London, England, the son of Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, both of whom are successful Canadian actors. He is of Scottish descent on both sides and is the grandson of Canadian statesman Tommy Douglas. Sutherland and his twin sister, Rachel, were born in London (in Saint Mary's Hospital, Paddington) while his parents were working there. As a result, through the jus soli and the jus sanguinis, he holds both a Canadian passport and a British passport with certificate of Right to Abode.
His family moved to Los Angeles, California shortly afterwards, but his parents eventually divorced in 1970. In 1975, Sutherland moved with his mother to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he...
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Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight is set to be the first direct-to-video movie release based on the Dragonlance campaign setting of Dungeons & Dragons. The first novel in the setting, Dragons of Autumn Twilight by co-creators Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, is the basis for the movie. The screenplay adaptation is being handled by George Strayton, with creative assistance by Weis and Hickman, and Will Meugniot is directing. The movie will be animated and is being distributed by Paramount Pictures.The current cast is slated as:As of August 1, 2007, the movie is in post-production and slated for release in the northern hemisphere in Winter 2007 and in Summer 2008 for the southern hemisphere. No reason for the two dates or the hemisphere segmentation has been given.
The first trailer was premiered at the Margeret Weis Productions exhibit at DragonCon 2007.
According to co-executive producer Cindi Rice, "the movie [will] combine traditional 2D animation and computer-generated...
The Wild is a computer-animated film directed by Steve 'Spaz' Williams, produced by Clint Goldman, assistant produced by John Burton and C.O.R.E. Feature Animation, and was released by Walt Disney Pictures on April 14, 2006 (May 26 2006 in UK). The story was written by Ed Decter.
Samson the lion, known as "Samson R. the Wild", is the star of the New York City zoo. (Though the zoo's best-selling merchandise is a talking doll which looks like Nigel the koala, another resident.) Samson continually recounts tales of his adventures in the wild to his 13-year-old son Ryan, whose sense of inadequacy is heightened by the fact that his 'roar' is little more than a squeak. His father's stories fill him with a desire to escape, but Samson is perfectly content to remain in the zoo. (Later, however, Ryan sneaks into a shipping container bound for Africa.) Samson's conversation with his friend Benny, a squirrel, hints at a dark secret in the lion's past.
After the zoo closes, some animals play a...
River Queen is a 2005 New Zealand film directed by Vincent Ward and starring Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland and Cliff Curtis. The film opened to mixed reviews and performed well at the local box-office.New Zealand, 1868. Sarah O’Brien (Samantha Morton) has grown up among soldiers in a frontier garrison on Te Awa Nui, the Great River. Pregnant at 16 by a young Maori boy, she gives birth to a son. When, 7 years later, her son, Boy, is kidnapped by his Maori grandfather, Sarah is distraught.Abandoned by her soldier father, Sarah’s life becomes a search for her son. Her only friend, Doyle (Kiefer Sutherland) is a broken-down soldier without the means to help her.Lured to the ill rebel chief Te Kai Po’s village by the chance to see her child, Sarah finds herself falling in love with Boy’s uncle, Wiremu (Cliff Curtis) and increasingly drawn to the village way of life.Using medical skills she learned from her father, Sarah heals Te Kai Po (Temuera Morrison) and begins to reconcile with...,
Taking Lives is a 2004 film starring Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke. The film was marketed with the tagline "He would kill to be you."The original music score was composed by Philip Glass and the main title's theme was composed by Austrian Walter Werzowa, best known for the Intel jingle and his work in the band Edelweiss.The film was based on the novel of the same title by Michael Pye. Numerous hands have a part in the screenplay. The cover page of the screenplay credits Jon Bokenkamp with the original draft, Nicholas Kazan with subsequent revisions, Hilary Seitz with more revisions, and David Ayer with the last revisions (to February 28, 2003). The Writers Guild of America ultimately awarded screenplay and adaptation credit to Bokenkamp alone.A successful FBI profiler, Illeana Scott (Jolie), is summoned to help out Canadian law enforcement in Montreal, to hunt down the serial killer Martin Asher, who assumes the lives and identities of the people he kills as he travels across North...,
Mirrors is a remake of "Into the Mirror" (South Korea/2003) directed by Kim Seong-ho and starring Yu Ji-tae. Mirrors was first titled Into the Mirror, but later changed to Mirrors. The film is currently in preproduction and is set to begin filming May 1st, 2007.A man is head of security at a department store plagued by unexplained deaths. The store is also the target of demonstrators wanting compensation for an earlier staff fire tragedy. The man becomes intrigued by a disturbed woman. She claims her sister, who died in the fire, is exacting revenge, using mirrors as a gateway back into the living world....,
Phone Booth is a 2003 morality thriller about a man who is trapped in a telephone booth by a sniper. It stars Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell and Katie Holmes, and was directed by Joel Schumacher. The film was originally scheduled to be released in the fall of 2002, but was delayed until April 4, 2003 due to the Beltway sniper attacks.
The principal photography on the film was completed in 10 days, with an additional 2 days of establishing shots, pick-ups and re-shoots. The film is set in real-time, so the timespan in which the film takes place is as long as it takes to watch it, much like the television series 24, which also stars Kiefer Sutherland.
Even though the film is set in New York City, it was filmed in downtown Los Angeles (at Fifth Street, between Broadway Street and Spring Street). This is made evident by the LACMTA buses periodically driving by.
Larry Cohen originally pitched the concept of a film that takes place entirely within a phone...,
The autobiography of Ernest Gordon, " To End All Wars ", [formerly entitled "Miracle on the River Kwai"] recounts the experiences of faith and hope of the men held in a JapaneseP.O.W. camp in the last three and a half years of World War II.
To End All Wars has been adapted into a movie starring Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland and Sakae Kimura. It was filmed primarily in Waimea Canyon, on the island of Kauai, Hawai'i, with some excerpt shots of Thailand.
(The film was rated R in the U.S. for war violence and brutality, and for some language).
Dark City is a 1998 science fiction film written by Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer, and directed by Proyas. It stars Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jennifer Connelly. While not a major box office hit, it has a considerable reputation within the film industry, with film critic Roger Ebert a particularly big fan.The story concerns a man waking in a hotel room with no memory, which soon proves to be but one of many troubles. He is sought by police, who believe him to be a serial killer, and also by a group of mysterious men with psychokinetic powers. Furthermore, something appears to be wrong with the world at large: time, memory, and identity behave in unusual ways.
John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) wakes in a hotel bathtub, having suffered amnesia. He is called by Dr. Daniel Schreber (Kiefer Sutherland), who urges him to flee the hotel from a group of men called The Strangers. Murdoch escapes, eventually uncovers his real name, and tracks down his wife Emma (...
Truth or Consequences, N.M. is an American neo-noir film released in 1997 directed by Kiefer Sutherland, who makes his directorial debut.The film was executive produced by Phillip M. Goldfarb and stars Sutherland, Vincent Gallo, Kevin Pollack, Rod Steiger, Martin Sheen, and others.
This noir is about a drug heist gone seriously wrong.
Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Raymond thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former boss gets him a measly job in a warehouse, he decides on revenge and comes up with a plan to steal a million dollars worth of drugs from the guy.
He plans the heist with Marcus Weans (Mykelti Williamson) and the disturbed trigger-happy Curtis Freley (Kiefer Sutherland). In pure noir fashion, fatalism hits the boys hard when they kill an undercover DEA agent (who's wearing a wire) during the heist. They decide...,
Freeway is a 1996 thriller film starring Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland and Brooke Shields. It was written and directed by Matthew Bright. The original music score is composed by Danny Elfman. The film is marketed with the tagline "Her life is no fairytale."
The movie is a black comedy with an animated opening title sequence which suggests Little Red Riding Hood; Witherspoon's character is meant to be Red Riding Hood, while Sutherland's is the Big Bad Wolf.
Vanessa Lutz is a poor, illiterate teenage girl living in the slums of Los Angeles. After her mother is arrested in a prostitution sting, she runs away with a stolen car from her social worker guardian to stay with her grandmother in Stockton. Bob Wolverton, a serial killer and rapist known as "the I-5 killer", picks her up after her car breaks down, and promises to take her to her grandmother's house.
After manipulating Vanessa into confessing to him the details of her painfully dysfunctional life, including a prostitute...,
Eye for an Eye is a film starring Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly D'Angelo and Joe Mantegna. The film opened on January 12 1996.
After her daughter Julie was brutally raped and murdered, Karen McCann grieves as the murderer is released on a technicality, she sets out to find him and seeks vengeance for her slain daughter. As she follows him she soon discovers that he's going to commit the crime again and sets out for justice. She puts her plan into motion when she learns that he befriended her younger daughter. She stalks him making him come for her.
The 1966 film with the same title was an unrelated western starring Slim Pickens.
Karen McCann (Sally Field) is a woman with everything to live for. She is happily married to Mack (Ed Harris) and has two daughters, 17-year-old Julie (Olivia Burnette (from Karen's previous marriage though this is not an issue) and six-year-old Megan (Alexandra Kyle). She lives in a nice house in Santa Monica, California and has a good...,
The Cowboy Way is a 1994 action comedy directed by Gregg Champion. It stars Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland as championship rodeo stars and lifelong best friends, who travel from New Mexico to New York in search of their missing friend/mentor Nacho Salazar (played by Joaquín Martínez).
The Vanishing is a 1993 thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, and Sandra Bullock. It is an American English-language remake of a 1988 Franco-Dutch film of the same name, also directed by George Sluizer.
Jeff Harriman's (Kiefer Sutherland) girlfriend Diane Shaver (Sandra Bullock) vanishes at a gas station, with no trace of her left behind. Three years later, and with a new (frustrated) girlfriend, Rita Baker (Nancy Travis), in tow, Jeff is still obsessed with finding out what happened. Barney Cousins (Jeff Bridges) arrives and admits that he was responsible for the disappearance. Cousins promises to show Jeff what happened to Diane, but only if he agrees to go through the exact same thing she did.
In a short series of flash-backs, the build-up to the crime is shown. Jeff is taken to the gas station where his lover went missing, and is told that if he drinks a cup of coffee, which has been drugged, he will discover her fate by experiencing it. He does, and...
The Three Musketeers is a 1993 movie version of the classic story from Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Stephen Herek. The original music score is composed by Michael Kamen and the cinematography is by Dean Semler.
In this version, the titular Musketeers are played by Charlie Sheen (Aramis), Kiefer Sutherland (Athos), and Oliver Platt (Porthos), with Chris O'Donnell as d'Artagnan. The supporting cast includes Tim Curry as Richelieu, Rebecca De Mornay as Milady de Winter, Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Wincott, Paul McGann, Julie Delpy, and Hugh O'Conor.
The movie is very loosely based on the novel The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of d'Artagnan on his quest to join the three title characters in becoming a musketeer. However, this adaptation greatly simplifies and alters the story, and takes liberties with French History to the point of resembling an uchronia.
Following in his late father’s footsteps, d'Artagnan sets off to,
A Few Good Men, a play by Aaron Sorkin, was acclaimed on Broadway and was subsequently made into a successful film in 1992. It tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, United States Marines accused of murder.
The play was originally presented at the Heritage Repertory Theatre of The University of Virginia's Department of Drama.
The original Broadway stage production opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York on November 15, 1989 in a production directed by Don Scardino, designed by Ben Edwards, and with music by John Gromada. It starred Tom Hulce as Lt. Kaffee, Megan Gallagher as Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway and Stephen Lang as Col. Jessep. (Replacement actors included Timothy Busfield and Bradley Whitford as Kaffee, Perry King, Michael O'Hare, and Ron Perlman as Jessep, and Pamela Blair as Galloway. Joshua Malina also appeared.) It ran for 497 performances.
The national touring company...,
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is a 1992 movie directed by David Lynch and starring Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, Ray Wise, Chris Isaak, Kyle MacLachlan and Kiefer Sutherland, as well as an appearance from David Bowie. The movie title is sometimes given as Fire Walk With Me. In some countries, it was released as Twin Peaks: The Movie.
The film can be viewed as both prologue and epilogue to the cult television series Twin Peaks (1990–91), created by Lynch and Mark Frost. It tells of the investigation into the murder of Teresa Banks and the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Lee), a popular high school student in the small Washington town of Twin Peaks. These two connected murders were the central mysteries of the television series. Thus the film is often called a prequel, but it is not intended to be viewed before the series and also has sequel qualities. This is particuarly apparent in the scenes in which Dale Cooper is seen to be physically present in the Black Lodge, somewhere...
Are you afraid to die? Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland) isn't. He's an ambitious, charismatic medical student who persuades classmates Rachel Mannus (Julia Roberts) and David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon) to take part in a reckless experiment. To see if there is life after death, they will kill themselves: temporarily shut down ("flatline") their heart and brain functions to briefly experience clinical death. After Nelson survives the first experiment the others flatline for increasingly longer intervals. But their horror begins when they realize that although they've come back alive...they haven't come back alone (their perceived sins start literally coming back with them until their need for atonement is realised).
Flatliners is a chilling suspense thriller of obsession, fear and redemption, that will take you across the line to a place where terror lives forever.
Young Guns II is a 1990 film, and is the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, and features William Petersen as Pat Garrett. It was directed by Geoff Murphy.It follows the life of William H. Bonney aka Billy the Kid (played by Emilio Estevez) in the years following the Lincoln County War in which Billy was part of "The Regulators" -- a group of around 6 highly skilled gunmen avenging the death of John Tunstall -- and the years before Billy's documented death. The film, however, is told by Brushy Bill Roberts, a man who in the 1940s appeared claiming to be the real Billy the Kid.While the film is not entirely historically accurate, it does show some of the key events leading up to Billy's documented death, including his talks with Governor Lew Wallace, his capture by friend-turned-foe Pat Garrett, his trial and his subsequent escape in which he killed two deputies.The film opens with a young attorney talking to an...,
1969 is a 1988 drama film starring Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. It was written and directed by Ernest Thompson. The original music score is composed by Michael Small.
In 1969, two best friends, Ralph Karr and Scott Denny live in a stuffy, upper-middle class suburban town in Maryland at the offset of the Vietnam war, and are both in college. While Scott's brother Alden enlists, he and Ralph are outspoken in their opposition to the war. Scott's attitude alienates him from his father Cliff and he and Ralph decide to spend the summer on the road, living out of their van and experiencing all the freedom the counterculture has to offer. Various events lead them back to town where they learn of the death of Alden. This event proves to be the catalyst needed to bridge the gap between father and son and enlightens them both to the true cost of the war.
Young Guns is a 1988 action/western film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco.
Its stars include Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, and Casey Siemaszko. It also features Terence Stamp, Terry O'Quinn, Brian Keith, and Jack Palance. Young Guns is a fictionalized retelling of the adventures of Billy the Kid (Estevez) during the Lincoln County War, which took place in New Mexico during 1877-1878. It was filmed in and around Los Cerrillos, New Mexico.
John Tunstall, an educated Englishman and cattle rancher in Lincoln County, New Mexico, hires wayward young gun men to live and work on his ranch. Tunstall's ranch is heavy competition for another well-connected rancher named Murphy and their men clash on a regular basis. Tunstall recruits Billy and tensions escalate into the murder of Tunstall. Billy (Estevez), Doc (Sutherland), Chavez (Phillips), Dick (Sheen), Dirty Steve (Mulroney), and Charley (Siezmasko), consult...,
Bright Lights, Big City is a 1988 film staring Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland and Phoebe Cates.
Michael J. Fox plays a sympathetic cocaine addict in the movie of Jay McInerney's popular novel Bright Lights, Big City, the book that famously chronicled the coke- and cash-fueled era of the 1980s. Originally from Kansas, Jamie Conway (Fox) works as a fact-checker for a major New York magazine, but because he spends his nights partying with his glib best friend (Kiefer Sutherland), he's on the verge of getting fired. His wife, a fast-rising model (Phoebe Cates), just left him; he's still reeling from the death of his mother (Dianne Wiest) a year earlier; and he's obsessed with a tabloid story about a pregnant woman in a coma. The movie captures some of the glossy chaos of the time and of a man desperately trying to escape the pain in his life.
The Lost Boys is a 1987 American horror film about young Californians who must fight a gang of teenage vampires. It stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim, and Kiefer Sutherland, and co-stars Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes. It was directed by Joel Schumacher.
The Lost Boys was produced at the height of Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" anti-drug ad campaign, and the film's depiction of vampirism is a direct metaphor for teenage drug addiction as it was portrayed in the media in the 1980s. The film's title is derived from Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.
A divorced mother, Lucy Emerson (Dianne Wiest), and her two teenage sons Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move to live with Lucy's father in the small California town of Santa Carla (based loosely on the city of Santa Cruz, California, the film's primary filming location). Santa Carla plagued by problems with a motorcycle gang and unexplained disappearances.
Stand by Me is a 1986 drama film directed by Rob Reiner. The title comes from a song with the same title by Ben E. King (which plays during the closing credits) and is based on the novella The Body by Stephen King.
Stand by Me is a coming of age film set in 1959. The film describes a journey embarked upon by four boys across the woodlands nearby their home town to see a dead body of another boy, similar to their own age. The movie is told via recollection of the main character, Gordon Lachance, a freelance writer. It describes how his friend, Vern, overheard his older brother discussing the body of a missing boy, after accidentilly witnessing it in the woods with his friend. The gang of lead characters decide to visit the body themselves, a journey requiring two days walk in which flashbacks and personalities reveal the lives and struggles of the four boys. Their overcoming of difficulties along the way, and their companionship as friends are strong themes within the storyline.
The Bay Boy is a critically acclaimed 1984 Canadian film. It is a semi-autobiographical film based on director Daniel Petrie's experiences of growing up in Glace Bay, a mining town on Cape Breton Island, during the Great Depression. It features the screen debut of Kiefer Sutherland as the film's central character.Donald Campbell (Kiefer Sutherland) is a sensitive teenage boy coming of age in a dark and uncertain time for both his community and life. His mother (Liv Ullman) wants him to continue his education and become a priest, but Donald is more interested in girls than the Bible, and a molestation attempt by a local priest dissuades him further from this path.Donald spends his time helping his father (Peter Donat) with a Bootleg Pit while caring for his mentally handicapped older brother and pursuing Saxon Coldwell (Leah Pinsent), his next-door neighbor.Donald lives a hard-working but happy life, surrounded by old friends and family. But one night he witnesses a murder by a local...
Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, Greater London