Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and comedian.
Quaid was born in Houston, Texas to Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" (née Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. Quaid is married to former Helmut Newton model Evi Quaid, and is the older brother of fellow actor Dennis Quaid.
In a career that spans over 30 years, he has appeared in over 90 movies. Peter Bogdanovich discovered him when Quaid was a student at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He received his first exposure in The Last Picture Show, when escorting Jacy Farrow (played by Cybill Shepherd) to late-night indoor skinny dipping at a swimming pool. It was the first of several roles he has had which were directed by Bogdanovich and/or based on the writings of Larry McMurtry.
Quaid appeared in several National Lampoon 's Vacation movies where he proved an impressive scene-stealer as Cousin Eddie, the dim-witted, bucolic in-law of Clark...
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Goya's Ghosts is a 2006 Spanish film directed by Academy Award winner Miloš Forman (Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Xuxa Producciones (Spain) and by Saul Zaentz (The English Patient, Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), and written by Miloš Forman and Jean-Claude Carrière. The film stars Academy Award nominee Natalie Portman, Academy Award nominee Javier Bardem, and Stellan Skarsgård, and was shot on location in Spain during late 2005. The film was written, produced and performed in English language although it is a Spanish production.
Two of Forman and Zaentz's previous collaborations, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, won the team both Best Director and Best Picture Oscars in 1975 and 1984, respectively.
The first part of the film is set in 1792, as Spain reels amidst the turmoil and upheaval of the French Revolution. Francisco Goya is a renowned painter, who, among others, does portraits for the royal family as the Official Court Painter to the King and...,
Brokeback Mountain is an Academy Award-winning 2005 LGBT romantic drama film that depicts the relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983.
The film is directed by Taiwanese director Ang Lee from a screenplay by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, which they adapted from the short story Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx. The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams.
Brokeback Mountain won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and was honored with Best Picture and Best Director accolades from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Golden Globe Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards among many other organizations and festivals. Brokeback Mountain had the most nominations (eight) for the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. The film was widely considered to be a front-runner for the Academy Award for Best Picture, though...,
The Ice Harvest is a 2005 neo-noir/comedy-drama film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Richard Russo and Robert Benton, based on the novel of the same name by Scott Phillips. It is distributed by Focus Features. The DVD was released on February 28, 2006.
The film begins on Christmas Eve in Wichita, Kansas. Charlie Arglist, (Cusack) a mob lawyer, has just stolen a duffel bag full of money from his employer with the help of Vincent "Vic" Cavanaugh (Thornton). All they have to do is act casually and unsuspiciously until they leave town. Vic takes the money while Charlie spends the night visiting his client's strip clubs and evading suspicion. Early on, he meets up with Renata (Nielsen), a strip club owner after whom he has secretly lusted. She hints at spending the night with him if he can produce a certain photo of a local politician's indiscretion for blackmail. Things begin to go sour when a henchman of Charlie's boss comes looking for him and Vic. The body count mounts as the...,
Back By Midnight is a 2002 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Phil LaMarr, Harland Williams, Randy Quaid, Gilbert Gottfried, and Kirstie Alley.It also features cameo appearances by Dangerfield's real-life friends, Ron Jeremy and Michael Bolton.Dangerfield plays Jake Puloski, a prison warden whose plans for renovating his rundown prison are ruined when his superior, Eli Rockwood (Randy Quaid) rejects his budget. This comes at the same time that Rockwood is in the midst of selling his company to the very wealthy Gloria Beaumont (Kirstey Alley). Rockwood also informs Puloski that his contract as prison warden will not be renewed, which means that Puloski will be forced to retire in two months. Without the funds for a proper remodeling, Puloski decides to approach the problem by allowing a group of prisoners to leave the prison to burgle a sporting goods store owned by Rockwood (on the condition that they are "back by midnight").The film was unsuccessful at the box-office.http://www...
Home on the Range is a 2004 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on April 2, 2004. The film is the forty-fourth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, and was named after the popular country song "Home on the Range".
The film stars the voices of Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Steve Buscemi, G.W. Bailey, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Randy Quaid.
A mismatched trio of dairy cows – brash, adventurous Maggie, prim, proper Mrs. Caloway and ditzy, happy-go-lucky Grace (voiced by Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench and Jennifer Tilly respectively) – must capture an infamous cattle rustler, for his bounty, in order to save their idyllic farm from foreclosure. (As Grace puts it, "Who better to catch a cattle thief...than a cow?") Aiding them in their quest is Lucky Jack, a feisty, peg-legged rabbit, but a selfish stallion named Buck (Cuba Gooding Jr.), eagerly working in the service of Rico, a famous bounty hunter, seeks...,
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure is an American made-for-TV comedy movie. It premiered December 20, 2003 on NBC. It is the sequel to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, although it is more of a spin-off than a direct chapter in the National Lampoon Vacation series of movies, because the main stars (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'angelo) from the original films do not appear.*** It stars Randy Quaid and Miriam Flynn, reprising their roles as Cousin Eddie and Catherine. It was a direct to video 2003 release.
Tagline: What could go wrong in paradise? Just about anything!
The famous Vacation series returns, but this time, Cousin Eddie takes over. The story begins with Cousin Eddie at his latest workplace, a chemical factory where he works along side a monkey. When Eddie finds out he is being fired in lieu of the monkey, he calls the monkey a name and it bites him. To convince him not to sue, the owner of the plant gives Eddie a free Christmas...
Kart Racer is a 2003 Canadian feature film starring Will Rothhaar, David Gallagher and Randy Quaid. The film borrows ideas from The Fast and The Furious series.
Kart Racer is a movie about a kid named Watts "Lightbulb" Davies, who likes to race go-karts. As he follows his dream, he then has to race against his enemy and idol. The movie's lesson is "Those who believe in the beauty of their dreams, succeed."
The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy as the owner of a lunar nightclub investigating who was behind the arson that destroyed his club.
The film was highly unsuccessful. Its budget was estimated at (U.S.) $100 million, with marketing costs of $20 million and the domestic box office (of which the studio typically receives about half) was $4,420,080 and $2,683,893 (overseas) for a total worldwide gross of $7,103,973. Eddie Murphy poked fun at himself in an interview with Barbara Walters about this movie by saying: "I know 2 or 3 people that liked this movie." Not even a US DVD rental gross of $25,400,000 could rescue the film into breaking even.The movie had its origins in the mid-1980s. The script went through numerous revisions and, upon completion of filming, sat on the shelf for two years, finally being released in August 2002. The majority of critics lambasted the movie for its acting, dialogue, and lack of...,
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle was a critically and financially unsuccessful movie released in 2000 based on the television cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show by Jay Ward. The animated characters Rocky and Bullwinkle shared the screen with live actors portraying Fearless Leader (Robert DeNiro), Boris Badenov (Jason Alexander), Natasha Fatale (Rene Russo), and FBI agent Karen Sympathy (Piper Perabo).
The film was nominated for two Saturn Awards, Alexander for Best Supporting Actor and Russo for Best Supporting Actress. Russo was also nominated for a Razzie Award as Worst Supporting Actress.
The movie proved unpopular with audiences, grossing only $6,814,270 in its opening weekend. After grossing $26,005,820 domestically with an overseas gross of $9,129,000, it totaled a worldwide gross of $35,134,820, well short of its budget of $76 million.  This makes the film one of the biggest box office bombs in history (the studio typically receives half the box office gross), with...,
P.U.N.K.S. is a Disney Channel Original Movie about a group of misfit teens evade a corrupt scientist when they steal and attempt to return a suit that delivers supernatural strength to its wearer.Drew Utley is tired of being pushed around at school, and his dad is tired of being pushed around at work. But when Drew understands that his father is being used as a puppet for an evil organization trying to make a supernatural suit, he and his friends have to stop the corporation and save his father!...
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns is a 1999 Hallmark Entertainment made-for-TV fantasy movie. It stars Randy Quaid, Colm Meaney, Kieran Culkin, Roger Daltrey and Whoopi Goldberg. The film contains two main stories that eventually intertwine: the first being the story of an American business who visits Ireland and encounters magical leprechauns, the second being the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers who happen to be a fairy and a leprechaun, belonging to opposing sides of a magical war.
American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the fairies' costume ball and Muldoon's son falls in love with fairy Princess Jessica. Their love re-ignites a feud between the leprechauns and the fairies, which escalates into a war. The Grand Banshee warns of terrible consequences and Jack Woods is chosen to make peace. Woods interrupts his own romance with an...,
Hard Rain is a 1998 action movie, produced by Mark Gordon, written by Graham Yost and directed by former cinematographer turned first-time director Mikael Salomon. It stars Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver and Ed Asner. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Set in a small town Huntingburg, Indiana beset by a huge rainstorm, armored truck drivers Tom (Christian Slater) and his uncle Charlie (Ed Asner) are collecting the money from the local banks affected by the flood. After driving into a ditch, they are ambushed by Jim (Morgan Freeman) and his gang of armed robbers. Tom gets away with the $3 million in cash and hides it. In a panic, Tom tells the local sheriff (Randy Quaid) about the area he hid the money in and the sheriff locks him up. Now Tom has to get to the money and keep himself alive battling the corrupt sheriff, Jim and the elements.
A simple plan. An instant fortune. Just add water.
Vegas Vacation, released in 1997, is the fourth part of the Vacation film series centering around the fictitious Griswold family, following National Lampoon's Vacation, National Lampoon's European Vacation, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It is also the first film in the series not licensed with the National Lampoon moniker. Chevy Chase again reprises his starring role as Clark Griswold, the patriarch of the family.Griswold, after receiving a bonus, announces to his family that he is taking them on vacation. Enthusiasm wanes, however, when they hear they are headed to Las Vegas, Nevada. His wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and teenage daughter, Audrey (Marisol Nichols) have their doubts, as Las Vegas is not known for its family-friendly atmosphere, while Rusty (Ethan Embry) appears more eager, even asking if prostitution is legal there.Upon arriving in Vegas, the family embarks upon a series of mishaps and adventures that bring them in contact with many famous people, as well...
Kingpin is a 1996 Farrelly brothers film starring Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel, and Randy Quaid. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh as a stand in for Scranton, Amish Country and even Las Vegas, Nevada. As most Farrelly brothers movies, most of the film's humor is gross-out and slapstick. However, it was seen as somewhat more mature than the brothers' earlier effort, Dumb & Dumber.The critical reception was mixed and it gets 57% at Rottentomatoes.Roger Ebert had one of the more noteworthy positive reviews, giving it 3.5 out of 4 stars. As with The Big Lebowski, the film has garnered a huge following and is widely considered a cult classic.This film is number 67 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".Kingpin starts with Woody Harrelson starring as Roy Munson, a child bowling prodigy who recently won the 1979 Iowa state amateur bowling championship. Young Roy comes from Ocelot, Iowa, and is all set to leave his tiny hometown to go on the professional bowling...
Independence Day (also known as its promotional abbreviation ID4) is an Academy Award winning science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. The film's main plot is about an attempted alien invasion of Earth, and features several scenes of major landmarks being destroyed by the aliens, such as the White House, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the US Bank Tower (then known as the First Interstate World Center) in Los Angeles.The film's success was partially credited to an extensive marketing campaign which began in the United States with a dramatic commercial during Super Bowl XXX. The movie was scheduled for release on July 3, 1996, but due to the high level of anticipation for the film, many theaters began showing it on the evening of July 2, 1996, the same day the action in the film begins. The movie's total worldwide gross was $817 million the 17th highest worldwide gross for a movie all-time.The film has a famous opening: it begins on the moon, at the ...,
Last Dance is a 1996 film starring Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid and Peter Gallagher.The prison which the film is shot is in Ridgeland South Carolina.A woman receives a death sentence for a brutal double murder she had committed in her teens, 12 years earlier. A clemency lawyer tries to save her, based on the argument that she was no longer the same person she had been at the time of the murder....,
The Paper is a 1994 film directed by Ron Howard that stars Michael Keaton. The movie depicts 24 hours in a newspaper editor's professional and personal life.Henry Hackett (Michael Keaton) is the metro editor of the New York Sun, a fictional, New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, the paper's publisher, Graham Keighley (Jason Robards) faces financial straits, and has hatchetman managing editor Alicia Clark (Glenn Close), Henry's nemesis, impose unpopular cutbacks. Henry's wife Martha (Marisa Tomei), a pregnant former reporter, is fed up because he has so little time for his family. He is therefore considering an offer from Paul Bladden (Spalding Gray) to serve as an assistant managing editor at the New York Sentinel, a fictional newspaper based on The New York Times, which would mean more money, shorter hours, more respectability...but might also be a bit boring for his tastes. But a hot story soon...
The television miniseries aired on ABC in 1993. It was based on the 1957 murder spree carried out by 19 year-old Charles Starkweather throughout Nebraska and Wyoming. The first half of the miniseries covers the murders, and the second half covers the trial and the separate accounts given by Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, his 14 year-old girlfriend.
The film received strong praise from critics and multiple Emmy nominations.
The inspiration for Murder in the Heartland came from both Terrence Malick's 1973 film Badlands, and Bruce Springsteen's 1982 album Nebraska.
The entire film was shot on location in, and around, Dallas, Texas.
Brian Dennehy was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special. Ronald Victor Garcia was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography.
Texasville is a 1990 American film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. It is a sequel to The Last Picture Show, and is based on the book of the same name by Larry McMurtry.
The story focuses on Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges) now in his forties as the wealthy tycoon of a suffering oil company, and his relationship with his family. He's got a wife (Annie Potts) who believes the mild mannered Duane is cheating on her (which he is), a son (William McNamara) who seems to be following in his father's libidinous footsteps and the responsibility as being the only responsible one of his entire family and the grandchildren. In addition to his dysfunctional life is the presence of Anarene's other town folk who have never moved beyond its boundaries like Ruth Popper (Cloris Leachman), Lester Marlow (Randy Quaid) and his distant best friend Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) whose behavior lately has caused Duane to become concerned about his mental well-being. Entering the picture is Jacy Farrow (Cybill...
Quick Change is a 1990 comedy film starring Bill Murray, who also co-directed with the film's screenwriter Howard Franklin. Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, and Jason Robards co-star. Other cast members include Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Phil Hartman, Victor Argo, Kurtwood Smith, Bob Elliott, and Philip Bosco. It is based on a book of the same name by Jay Cronley.
The film is set in New York City, particularly in Manhattan and Queens, with scenes taking place on the New York City Subway and within John F. Kennedy International Airport. Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty are also briefly seen.
Quick Change remains the only directorial credit of Bill Murray's career.
The movie opens with Grimm (Murray), dressed as a clown, robbing a bank in Midtown Manhattan by ingeniously setting up a hostage situation and slipping away with an enormous sum of money and his accomplices; girlfriend Phyllis (Davis) and best friend Loomis (Quaid). However, whilst the heist...
Days of Thunder is an auto racing drama film released in 1990 by producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes and Michael Rooker. The film also features appearances by real life racers, such as Rusty Wallace, and the late Neil Bonnett. Commentator Dr. Jerry Punch, of ESPN, has a cameo appearance.
The title was used as the name of a NASCAR-style racing series in Europe from 2003-04, but was later changed to Stock Car Speed Association.
Days of Thunder revolved around a talented, hot-shot auto racing rookie, Cole Trickle (Cruise), who, after trying his hand in the American open wheel ranks, seeks to win on the NASCAR circuit. His mechanic mentor, Harry Hogge (Duvall), acts as his crew chief and Dr. Claire Lewicki (Kidman) is a young brain surgeon who tries to tame Cole.
The plot was very loosely based on some real-life NASCAR personalities: Duvall's character was based on crew...
Parents is a 1989 horror film directed by Bob Balaban. The film is about a disturbed young boy living in 1950s suburbia who suspects his parents of cannibalism. The film starred Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, and Bryan Madorsky. Although the film is primarily in the horror genre (it can also be categorized as surrealistic horror, and the film has sometimes been compared to the work of David Lynch), it features many comic moments, including the use of sitcom-like music in its soundtrack, and has sometimes been categorized as a black comedy.
Critics were mixed in their reaction to the film, and the film was not well received by audiences when it was originally released. The film had an estimated budget of $3 million, according to the Internet Movie Database, but grossed only $870,532 in the United States. Since its initial box office failure, however, the film has developed a cult following on home video. The film was released on DVD on May 25, 1999 in its unmatted full...,
Caddyshack II is a 1988 sequel to the 1980 cult classic golf comedy film Caddyshack.The film stars Jackie Mason, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Chevy Chase, Jonathan Silverman and Jessica Lundy.
Interestingly, the original Caddyshack was rated R, but the sequel was PG.
Kate Hartounian (Jessica Lundy) and her father, Jack (Jackie Mason), apply for membership at Bushwood, the club from the first movie. When the current members meet Jack, who builds low-income housing, his application to join is rejected. In retaliation, Jack buys the rights to Bushwood and turns it into an amusement park.
The movie made USD $11 million compared to the original's USD $39 million gross at the box office.
Cast reception was negative. Chevy Chase, who reprises the role of Ty Webb, was rumored to have murmured to the film's director Allan Arkush during post-production, "Call me when you've dubbed the laugh-track," before walking away in disgust. Arkush, who also directed Rock 'n' Roll High School...,
Moving is the title of a comedy film produced in 1988 and starring Richard Pryor. It centers on the mishaps that befall Arlo Pear (Pryor), his family and his car while moving from New Jersey to Idaho. The film was advertised under the tagline "On the New Jersey Turnpike, no one can hear you scream".The movie was modestly successful at the box office, grossing US$10,815,378.Other notable appearances in the film include Randy Quaid as an annoying neighbor and Dana Carvey as a man with multiple personalities whom Arlo hires to drive his car (a black Saab 900 turbo) to Idaho. The movie marked the first film appearance of Stacey Dash, as Arlo's daughter Casey.This movie has now been released on DVD as of August 22, 2006, as part of a double feature, packaged with "Greased Lightning." Both movies are on the same side of a single disc....
Fool for Love is a 1985 film directed by Robert Altman. The film stars Sam Shepard, who also wrote the screenplay....
National Lampoon's Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid and Imogene Coca.
The screenplay, written by John Hughes, is reportedly about his own family's ill-fated trip to the fictional Walley World (originally planned to be Disneyland) when he was a boy, written in short-story form for National Lampoon magazine. The story was originally titled, "Vacation '58", and was set in 1958 rather than 1983, the year of the film. The success of the movie helped launch his screenwriting career.
The film was a significant box office hit, earning over $61 million in the United States with an estimated budget of $15 million. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted National Lampoon's Vacation the 46th greatest comedy film of all time. It is widely considered to be the best film in National Lampoon's series of Vacation films. It continues to be a popular film and...
Heartbeeps (1981) is an American comedy film about two robots who fall in love and decide to strike out on their own. It was directed by Allan Arkush, and starred Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters as the robots.
Val Com 17485 (Andy Kaufman), a robot designed to be a valet with a specialty in lumber commodities meets Aqua Com 89045 (Bernadette Peters), a hostess companion robot designed to assist at poolside parties. They are at a factory awaiting repairs. They fall in love and decide to escape, stealing a van from the company. The story takes them on a journey as they look for a place to live, with the more immediate need to find a way to get a fresh electrical supply. They assemble a small robot--Phil--built out of spare parts, who they treat as their child. The Crimebuster robot follows them, but with the help of humans who run a junk yard, and using Catskill's battery pack, they come to a happy ending. (Catskill, as the name implies, is a comic in the Catskill quip and one-liner...,
Foxes is a 1980 English-language drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Gerald Ayres. The film starred Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman and Randy Quaid. The original music score is composed by Giorgio Moroder. The film is marketed with the tagline "The city had it coming."
Although the film generally came and went at the box office when it was first released in February of 1980, it has nonetheless gone on to become somewhat of a cult classic. At the time of its release the film received a positive review from Roger Ebert who even stated that "The movie's a rare attempt to provide a portrait of the way teen-agers really do live today in some suburban cultures." 
It was also one of Foster's last major roles before taking a four-year period away from acting to attend Yale University. Also it was Lyne's film debut as a director. He would later go on to direct hits such as Flashdance, 9 1/2 Weeks and Fatal Attraction.
A group of four teenage girls in the San...,
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....,
Midnight Express is a 1978 film, based on Billy Hayes' book of the same name adapted into screenplay by Oliver Stone. Hayes was a young American student sent to a Turkish prison for trying to smuggle hashish out of Turkey . The movie deviates from the book's accounts of the story, especially in its portrayal of Turks, to such a level that many have criticized the movie version, including Billy Hayes himself. Later both Oliver Stone and Billy Hayes expressed their regret on how Turkish people were portrayed in the movie. It starred Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith, Randy Quaid, Norbert Weisser, Peter Jeffrey and John Hurt. Alan Parker directed and David Puttnam produced. The film's title is prison slang for an inmate's escape attempt.
On October 6, 1970, after a stay in Istanbul, a U.S. citizen named Billy Hayes is arrested by Turkish police, on high alert due to fear of terrorist attacks, as he is about to fly out of the country with his girlfriend...,
This article is about the motion picture. For the geographical feature, see Upper Missouri River Breaks National MonumentThe Missouri Breaks is a 1976 western film starring Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando. The film was directed by Arthur Penn, with supporting performances by Randy Quaid, Harry Dean Stanton, and Frederick Forrest. The soundtrack was composed by John Williams.
The title of the movie refers to a forlorn and very rugged area in north central Montana, where over eons the Missouri River has made countless deep cuts or "breaks" in the land. The movie chronicles a gang of horse thieves that set their sights on a Montana ranch, with Nicholson posing as a farmer who soon comes under the suspicion of Brando, an eccentric bounty hunter hired by the ranch's ruthless owner.
In a May 24 1976 Time magazine interview it was revealed that Brando "changed the entire flavor of his character—a bounty hunter called Robert E. Lee Clayton—inventing a deadly hand weapon resembling both a...,
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a 1974 Canadian comedy-drama film based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler.
Duddy Kravitz is a brash Jewish kid from Montreal who is determined to "make it": whatever "it" is, and whatever "it" takes. Taking to heart his grandfather's maxim that "a man without land is nothing", Kravitz schemes and dreams and hits on his idea: a lakeshore property in the Laurentian mountains. To become successful, he often betrays the people who have loved and helped him. He finally gains the land he wants, but loses love and friendship.
The film was shot in Montréal and in the Ontario village of Elora.Duddy Kravitz has an important place in Canadian film history because it was the most commercially successful Canadian film ever made at the time of its release, and has thus been described as a 'coming of age' for Canadian cinema. The film has been designated and preserved as a "masterwork" by the Audio-Visual...,
Paper Moon is an American motion picture comedy that was released in 1973 and was directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
The screenplay was adapted from the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown.
The film is set during the Great Depression in the U.S. state of Kansas and it starred the real life father and daughter pairing of Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, as on screen father and daughter Moses and Addie.
In September 1974, a television series called Paper Moon, based on the film, premiered on the ABC television network. The television version of Paper Moon starred Jodie Foster as Addie and Christopher Connelly (who had played Ryan O'Neal's brother in the TV series Peyton Place) as Moses Pray. However, it was not a ratings success and it went off the air a few months after it debuted, in January 1975.
The film project was originally associated with John Huston and intended to star Paul Newman and his daughter, Nell Potts; however, when Huston left the project, the Newmans became dissociated from...
The film stars Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, Randy Quaid, Clifton James, Carol Kane, Michael Moriarty, and Nancy Allen, and was directed by Hal Ashby. The screenplay was adapted by Robert Towne from a novel by Daryl Ponicsan.
The Last Detail was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jack Nicholson), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Randy Quaid), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Nicholson reportedly turned down a part in The Sting (eventually filled by Robert Redford) to appear in this film, which was written by his good friend Robert Towne. Both he and Redford were nominated as Best Actor of 1973 at the Academy Awards, but the award went to Jack Lemmon for his work in Save the Tiger.
The Last Picture Show is a 1971 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a 1966 novel by Larry McMurtry.Set in the semi-fictitious town of Anarene, Texas in the early 1950s (November 1951 - November 1952), it is about the coming of age of two young men, best friends Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges).Cybill Shepherd, making her screen debut, plays Duane's girlfriend Jacy Farrow, and their friend and mentor Sam the Lion, owner of the town's only movie theater, is played by Ben Johnson. The movie also features Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Sam Bottoms, Sharon Ullrick, Randy Quaid and John Hillerman.The screenplay was adapted by James Lee Barrett, Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry and Polly Platt (uncredited) from the novel of the same name by McMurtry. It was the first successful film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, who had already built a reputation as a film critic. It was filmed in black and white by cinematographer,
Randy Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, Harris County