Richard Masur (born November 20 1948 in New York City) is an American actor who has appeared in over 80 movies during his career. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) (1995–1999).
Masur attended P.S. 28, Walt Whitman Junior High School, and Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York. He is the son of the late Claire and Jesse Masur, the brother of Judith Masur, and the husband of Eileen Henry.
Masur studied acting at The Yale School of Drama and appeared on stage before acting in movies during the 1970s. He had recurring roles in such TV sitcoms as Rhoda (1974–78), One Day at a Time (1975–76), and Hot L Baltimore (1975). In January 2006, he began playing a recurring character on the soap opera All My Children.
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Palindromes is a 2004 comedy/drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz. In the same year it had been released, Palindromes had been nominated for a Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.The protagonist, a 13-year-old girl named Aviva, is played by eight different actors (of different ages, races, and sexes) during the course of the film. In addition to Aviva, Palindromes also features an array of secondary characters.The movie opens with a funeral for a young woman. The person who has died is in fact Dawn Wiener, the main character from Solondz's film Welcome to the Dollhouse, who went to college, gained a lot of weight, and committed suicide. Her brother Mark (Matthew Faber, reprising his role) reads the eulogy while Dawn's tearful parents remain in the audience. (Solondz had asked the original actress Heather Matarazzo to return to the role; however, she declined.)Aviva is her cousin, who desires to have a child. She has sex with Judah, a family friend, and becomes ...,
It (also referred to as Stephen King's It) is a 1990 horror mini-series based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.
The miniseries was filmed in New Westminster, British Columbia, which stood in for the town of Derry. An actual former movie house in New Westminster, the Paramount, appeared in several scenes in the miniseries, including an establishing scene where the young Losers go to a Saturday matinee and a later scene where the adult Richie drives by the theatre and sees a disturbing message from It on the marquee. In reality, the New Westminster Paramount stopped showing movies in 1983 and now functions as a strip club.
It aired as a two-part television mini-series on November 18, 1990 on ABC, and loosely follows the plot of the novel. The first half of the film, set in 1960 (in the novel, it was set in 1958), introduces a group of social outcasts, the "Losers", as they meet and form a tight-knit group in the face of a cruel and intolerant world. They each individually...
License to Drive is a 1988 teen comedy/adventure, starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Carol Kane, Richard Masur, Heather Graham, Michael Manasseri and Nina Siemaszko. The screenplay was written by Neil Tolkin. It also marked Greg Beeman's directorial debut.
The film was in production during the latter months of 1987. It was one of the most popular films that starred both Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. It was released on July 6, 1988 in the United States and grossed over $20 million at the domestic box office. It received a PG-13 rating in the United States, PG in the United Kingdom and M in Australia. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox.
The film is about a guy named Les Andersen (played by Haim) who is trying to get his driver's license, and he has a huge crush on the hottest girl in school, Mercedes (played by Graham).
But Les fails his driving test. He then lies to his friends, and sneaks out in his grandpa's prized Cadillac for a night on the town with Mercedes. She gets drunk...
Bride of Boogedy is a 1987 family film, directed by Oz Scott and written by Michael Janover, which originally aired as an episode of "The Disney Sunday Movie" on ABC. It tells the continuing story of the Davis family and their encounters with an evil 300-year-old ghost in the fictional New England town of Lucifer Falls.
The film is a sequel to Mr. Boogedy, which aired in 1986.
Mr. Boogedy is a 1986 family film, directed by Oz Scott and written by Michael Janover, which originally aired as an episode of "The Disney Sunday Movie" on ABC. It tells the story of a gag gift salesman and his family moving into a new house in New England which they soon find to be haunted by ghosts from the colonial period.
The film's sequel, Bride of Boogedy, aired in 1987.
Thrilled to finally be moving into a full-sized house in a New England town named Lucifer Falls, Carlton and Eloise Davis and their children Jennifer, Corwin, and R.E. arrive at the location on a dark, gloomy night. They enter the house and begin to search for a light switch, only to be spooked by an old man named Neil Witherspoon who warns them about the house's tragic history and tells them to beware of the Boogedy Man.
After Mr. Witherspoon leaves, the family begins to check out their new home. While Corwin and R.E. inspect the ground floor, Jennifer looks around upstairs. She hears someone sneezing and sees...,
The Mean Season is a 1985 thriller directed by Phillip Borsos. The film starred Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, Joe Pantoliano, and Andy Garcia. The screenplay was written by Leon Piedmont, based on the novel In the Heat of the Summer by John Katzenbach.
Malcolm Anderson (Russell) is a reporter for a Miami newspaper, who is burned out from years of covering the worst crimes in the city. He promises his girlfriend Christine (Hemingway) that they will move away from the city, but he ends up covering a series of grisly murders by a serial killer who calls him telling the reporter that he will kill again. The lines between covering the story and becoming part of it are blurred.
Kurt Russell ... Malcolm Anderson Mariel Hemingway ... Christine Connelly Richard Jordan ... Alan Delour Richard Masur ... Bill Nolan Richard Bradford ... Phil Wilson Joe Pantoliano ... Andy Porter Andy Garcia ... Ray Martinez William Smith ... Albert O'Shaughnessy...,
Nightmares is a 1983 film with four tales of horror, starring Emilio Estevez and Lance Henriksen. The film is directed by T.V. veteran Joseph Sargent and began as a television project of four horror stories. The results were deemed too strong for the small screen. An opening scene was added and the project was instead shipped into theaters by Universal Pictures.
Taglines:Nightmares... is this year's sleeper.You'll Never Be the SameEach summer one film opens that you've never heard of... and that you'll never forget.Four of your worst NIGHTMARES come true.The DVD was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 1999 and has since gone out-of-print.
During a traffic stop at night, a cop is stabbed to death by someone leaping from the bushes. A killer is terrorizing this local California area and the TV and radio are reporting that the cop is his fifth victim.
After Lisa (Raines) puts her children to bed, she discovers that she's out of cigarettes. Her husband (Joe Lambie) forbids her to...,
Risky Business is a 1983 film written and directed by Paul Brickman. Considered a breakout film for actor Tom Cruise (in the role of Joel), the movie is about a suburban Chicago teenage guy with aspirations of attending Princeton. While his parents are on vacation, Joel crashes his father's Porsche 928. To raise money for the repairs, Joel runs a brothel in his parents' Glencoe house and becomes a pimp. The film also stars Rebecca De Mornay as Lana, Joe Pantoliano as Guido, Curtis Armstrong as Miles, Richard Masur as Rutherford, the Princeton University interviewer, and Bronson Pinchot as Barry.
In the movie's iconic scene, Cruise dances in his underwear and socks and lip syncs to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock & Roll".
The movie, Risky Business, was filmed in Diana Levy's house on Linden Ave. in Highland Park, IL
The scene of Tom Cruise dancing in his white tee shirt and briefs to Bob Seger has become a popular culture touchpoint, and is often shown in parody:
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, directed by William Dear, is the 1982 time travel movie starring Fred Ward as Lyle Swann, a cross country dirt bike racer. It was the first official appearance of Julianne Moore.
When Swann goes miles off course he stumbles across a time travel experiment that utilizes two "cannons" that fire temporal energy to send each other back in time. Swann gets sent back to 1877 but rides off before the time cannons can return him to the future. Unsure of what has happened to him, Swann rides across the wild west in red motorcycle leathers and a red dirt bike, scaring local Mexicans who think he is the devil.
Swann meets a beautiful woman and sleeps with her, but she is later kidnapped by a ruthless criminal, Porter Reese (portrayed by Peter Coyote) and his gang of rapists, thieves, and murderers. They also manage to capture Lyle Swann's dirt bike, leading to a series of hijinx, while Swann gets help from a posse trying to capture or kill the gang of...,
The Thing is a 1982 science fiction film, directed by John Carpenter. Ostensibly a remake of the 1951 Howard Hawks film The Thing from Another World, Carpenter’s film is actually more faithful to the original novella, “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr. (writing under the pseudonym of Don A. Stuart). The film’s musical score was composed by Ennio Morricone, a rare instance of Carpenter not scoring one of his own films. Carpenter considers the film to be the first part of his Apocalypse Trilogy, followed by 1987’s Prince of Darkness and 1995’s In the Mouth of Madness.
An American Antarctic research station is infiltrated by an alien creature with the ability to perfectly imitate any animal or human that it physically contacts. The crew of the station come to distrust each other as they cannot discern who is human and who is not. One by one they are killed, either by the creature or by each other.
The crew realize that if the creature were to reach the outside world, it would...,
Heaven's Gate is a 1980 western movie, which depicts a highly fictionalized account of the Johnson County War, a dispute between land barons and European immigrants in Wyoming in the 1890s. The director, Michael Cimino, had an expansive and ambitious vision for the film and pushed the film far over its planned budget. The movie's financial problems and United Artists' subsequent demise led to a move away from director-driven film production in the American film industry and a shift toward greater studio control of films.The film's actors included Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Joseph Cotten, Geoffrey Lewis, Richard Masur, Terry O'Quinn, Mickey Rourke, and Willem Dafoe.The film opens in 1870 as two young men, Jim Averill (Kristofferson) and William C. "Billy" Irvine (Hurt), are graduating from Harvard University. The Reverend Doctor (Joseph Cotten, in his penultimate film role) speaks to the graduates on...,
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