|The Aviator 2004 PG-13, 168 min.|
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Alec Baldwin, Danny Huston, Jude Law, Adam Scott, Kelli Garner, Gwen Stefani, Frances Conroy, Matt Ross, Brent Spiner
Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the role of legendary millionaire Howard Hughes during the 20 years from 1927 when he was building his company until 1947 when he was investigated for being involved in corruption concerning World War II government contracts. Based on John Logan's screenplay, this is a very entertaining film. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett who plays his love interest Katherine Hepburn); six other nominations were received, including Best Picture, Actor (DiCaprio), Director, and Supporting Actor (Alan Alda for his role as Sen. Ralph Owen Brewster).
|Betsy's Wedding 1990 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Alan Alda
Cast: Alan Alda, Madeline Kahn, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Joey Bishop, Anthony LaPaglia, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Julie Bovasso, Nicolas Coster, Bibi Besch, Dylan Walsh, Camille Saviola, Allan Rich
Eddie Hopper (Alan Alda) has problems with his contracting business and to add to his predicament, his daughter Betsy (Molly Ringwald) has just announced her engagement. One way out is to let the mob finance his failing housing development and to find "discounts" in wedding supplies. Of course, everything goes awry, but in the meantime it makes for a very funny story.
|California Suite 1978 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Bill Cosby, Jane Fonda, Walter Matthau, Maggie Smith, Elaine May, Richard Pryor, Herb Edelman, Denise Galik, Gloria Gifford, Sheila Frazier, Kelly Harmon, David Sheehan, Michael Boyle
Based on Neil Simon's Broadway play, there are four stories about couples visiting a Beverly Hills Hotel. In this film version of the play, the stories are interwoven. First, divorced couple Bill and Hannah Warren (Alan Alda and Jane Fonda) rent a suite to talk to each other about the custody of their child. Then, Hollywood stars Sidney Cochran and Diana Barrie (Michael Caine and Maggie Smith) use the suite while waiting for the Academy Awards and use sex to fill their time. In the next episode, Willis Panama and Chauncy Gump (Bill Cosby and Richard Prior) bring their families to the hotel for a great vacation that turns out to be anything but. Finally, Marvin Michaels' (Walter Matthau) wife Millie (Elaine May) catches him in the suite with a hooker, and he is placed in the impossible position of explaining his behavior. The cast is great, and the film is worth watching. Maggie Smith won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
|Canadian Bacon 1995 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: John Candy, Rhea Perlman, Alan Alda, Kevin Pollak, Rip Torn, Steven Wright, Kevin J. O'Connor, Bill Nunn, G.D. Spradlin, James Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Richard Council, Brad Sullivan, Stanley Anderson, Wallace Shawn
After his National Security Advisor Stuart Smiley (Kevin Pollak) tells the U.S. President (Alan Alda) about a brawl in Canada at a hockey game that began when American Sheriff Bud Boomer (John Candy) degraded Canadian beer, the President comes up with a way to regain his popularity in the polls. He launches a campaign against Canada, and Americans burn their ice skates and refuse to use maple syrup. But, when Sheriff Boomer and his deputy Honey (Rhea Perlman) put together their own scheme of getting Americans to cross the border and toss litter around Canada, matters get out of control and turn into a very amusing international incident.
|Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Martin Landau, Claire Bloom, Jerry Orbach, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Dolores Sutton, Sam Waterston, Joanna Gleason, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Gregg Edelman, Daryl Hannah, Kenny Vance, Joel Fogel
A New York City doctor, Judah Rosenthal (Martin Landau), tries to end an affair, but his mistress Dolores Paley (Anjelica Huston) has other ideas. When Dolores threatens to expose his infidelity to his wife (Claire Bloom), Judah confides in his brother Jack (Jerry Orbach) who has ties to organized crime. Jack suggests that Judah have Dolores murdered. Meanwhile, documentary filmmaker Clifford Stern (Woody Allen) is commissioned to make a film about his brother-in-law Lester (Alan Alda) who is a successful TV producer, and both Clifford and Lester fall for TV producer Halley Reed (Mia Farrow). All of the characters represent different sides of human frailities that result in everything from murder to comedy. Another of Woody's hits for which he received Oscar nominations for Director and Writing. Landau was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
|Diminished Capacity 2008 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Terry Kinney
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda, Virginia Madsen, Dylan Baker, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Tom Aldredge, P.J. Brown, Jimmy Bennett, Anthony Del Negro, Lois Smith, Jim True-Frost
Chicago newspaper editor Cooper (Matthew Broderick) was the recipient of a blow to the head that has left him with short-term memory loss. He travels back to his hometown in Missouri to visit his senile Uncle Rollie (Alan Alda), and while there Cooper discovers that Rollie owns a rare Chicago Cubs baseball card. Cooper and Rollie decide to take a road trip back to Chicago with Cooper's high-school ex-girlfriend Charlotte (Virginia Madsen). The reason for the trip is to sell Rollie's baseball card at a memorabilia convention in Chicago where they will meet more than their share of crooked dealers scheming to get their hands on the card and giving as little as possible to Rollie in return.
|Flash of Genius 2008 PG-13, 119 min.|
Director: Marc Abraham
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Jake Abel, Daniel Roebuck, Tim Kelleher, Bill Smitrovich, Alan Alda, Josette Halpert, Andrew Gilles, Mitch Pileggi, Chuck Shamata, Kate Parr, Kristian Truelsen, Simon Reynolds
In the 1960s, Detroit's Wayne State University Electrical Engineering professor, Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear), has invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Kearns and his friend Gil Previck (Dermot Mulroney) take the prototype to the Ford motor company, but the company says they are not interested. Just a few years later, Ford proceeds to install the wipers on their new models. Kearns sues the company, and the litigation goes on for years. Finally, Kearns is awarded $30 million, but he loses his mind and his wife Phyllis (Lauren Graham) and family in the process.
|Flirting with Disaster 1996 R, 93 min.|
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Tea Leoni, Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Lily Tomlin, Josh Brolin, Richard Jenkins, David Patrick Kelly, Celia Weston, Glenn Fitzgerald, Beth Ostrosky, Cynthia Lamontagne, John Ford Noonan
New parents Mel (Ben Stiller) and Nancy (Patricia Arquette) have problems naming their son. Mel was adopted and wants to find his birth parents before coming up with a name. The fun really begins when Mel's adoptive parents (Mary Tyler Moore and George Segal) get in on the act.
|The Four Seasons 1981 PG, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Alan Alda
Cast: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Bess Armstrong, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Len Cariou, Jack Weston, Robert Hitt, Elizabeth Alda, Beatrice Alda, Kristi McCarthy, David Stackpole
Using Vivaldi's score as a background, three couples–Jack and Kate Burroughs (Alan Alda and Carol Burnett), Nick and Anne Callan (Len Cariou and Sandy Dennis), and Danny and Claudia Zimmer (Jack Weston and Rita Moreno)–are followed through a series of vacations and changes in relationships as they approach middle age. Things get really tight when Nick dumps Anne for a younger woman (Bess Armstrong). Alda wrote, directed, and stars in this comedy.
|The Glass House 1972 TV, 92 min.|
Director: Tom Gries
Cast: Alan Alda, Vic Morrow, Billy Dee Williams, Clu Gulager, Kristoffer Tabori, Dean Jagger, Luke Askew, Scott Hylands, Edward Bell, Tony Mancini, G. Wood, Roy Jenson, Alan Vint
Filmed on location at Utah State Prison, this made-for-TV film revolves around college professor Jonathan Paige (Alan Alda) who is serving his term for manslaughter. Needing protection from those around him, Paige gets close to a gang led by ruthless Hugo Slocum (Vic Morrow)–and his problems only grow worse. Troubles abound also for prison guards. The chief prison guard is Officer Brown (Roy Jenson) who is a pawn of Slocums. New recruit Brian Courtland (Clu Gulager) finds his hands are tied as well. Everything about this prison appears to be corrupt, but that does not stop Courtland from attempting to bring about reform.
|Gone Are the Days 1963 N/R, 99 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: Purlie Victorious
The Man from C.O.T.T.O.N.
Director: Nicholas Webster
Cast: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sorrell Booke, Godfrey Cambridge, Hilda Haynes, Alan Alda, Beah Richards, Charles Welch, Ralph Roberts
A self-ordained minister, the Reverend Purlie Victorious Judson (Ossie Davis), returns home to rural Georgia with his wife, Lutiebelle (Ruby Dee). The Reverend wants to purchase an old barn and turn it into a church. With help from the liberal son, Charlie (Alan Alda), of the racially intolerant plantation owner, Ol'Cap' Stonewall Jackson Cotchipee (Sorrell Booke), the barn is purchased and turned into a church. This film captures the theme of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
|Jake's Women 1996 TV, 90 min.|
Director: Glenn Jordan
Cast: Alan Alda, Anne Archer, Lolita Davidovich, Julie Kavner, Mira Sorvino, Joyce Van Patten, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ashley Peldon, Perry Anzilotti, Aasif Mandvi, Steven M. Porter, Yul Vazquez
This made-for-TV film is based on Neil Simon's play about a troubled writer (Alan Alda) whose imaginary conversations with people who are no longer part of his life, appear to keep him from acknowledging the cruel realities of his life.
|Mad City 1997 PG-13, 114 min.|
Cast: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Robert Prosky, Blythe Danner, William Atherton, Ted Levine, Tammy Lauren, Raymond J. Barry
A museum security guard, Sam Baily, has lost his job and, out of frustration, takes museum visitors hostage. Reporter Max Brackett (Dustin Hoffman) just happens to be on the scene and seizes the moment to advance his own career.
|Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 PG, 108 min.|
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen, Ron Rifkin, Ira Wheeler, Joy Behar, William Addy
Woody Allen fans will not be disappointed in the humor of this film. Diane Keaton is back and plays the catalyst among a group of friends who decide to investigate the possibility of murder.
|The Mephisto Waltz 1971 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Paul Wendkos
Cast: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Curd Jurgens, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman, William Windom, Kathleen Widdoes, Pamelyn Ferdin, Curt Lowens, Gregory Morton, Janee Michelle, Lilyan Chauvin, Alberto Morin, Berry Kroeger
Terminally ill pianist Duncan Ely (Curd Jurgens), who is also a Satanist, grants an interview with up-and-coming pianist Myles Clarkson (Alan Alda). Duncan is impressed with Clarkson, and at the moment of his death, he transfers his soul to Clarkson. It isn't long before Clarkson's wife Paula (Jacqueline Bisset) notes the change in her husband. But that's not all. Paula eventually takes over the soul of Ely's daughter Roxanne (Barbara Parkins). The musical score provides an eerie background.
|Murder at 1600 1997 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Dwight H. Little
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Alan Alda, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox, Diane Baker, Tate Donovan, Harris Yulin, Nicholas Pryor, Tom Wright, Charles Rocket, Tamara Gorski, Nigel Bennett, Douglas O'Keeffe
Washington, D.C., police detective Harlan Regis (Wesley Snipes) is sent to the White House to investigate the murder of a woman. He runs into Secret Service agent Nick Spikings (Daniel Benzali) who refuses to cooperate but does manage to share convictions with Secret Service agent Nina Chance (Diane Lane) that there is more to this crime than meets the eye.
|Nothing But the Truth 2008 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Rod Lurie
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Angela Bassett, Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Noah Wyle, Floyd Abrams, Preston Bailey, Kristen Bough, Julie Ann Emery, Robert Harvey, Michael O'Neill, Kristen Shaw
With support from her editor Bonnie Benjamin (Angela Bassett), Washington, D.C., political journalist Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) reveals the name of covert CIA agent Erica Van Doren (Vera Farmiga) in her story about a government scandal. When she refuses to reveal her source, U.S. District Court Judge Hall (Floyd Abrams) throws Rachel into jail for contempt of court, and her legal struggles begin as U.S. attorney Patton Dubois (Matt Dillon) pressures her to reveal her source. Rachel's attorney, Albert Burnside (Alan Alda), cites her First Amendment rights as he pleads her case. Meanwhile, Rachel spends one year in jail where she is beaten up by the inmates and is alienated from her husband Ray (David Schwimmer) but, through it all, maintains her integrity.
|The Object of My Affection 1998 R, 112 min.|
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Tim Daly, Alan Alda, Nigel Hawthorne, John Pankow, Kali Rocha, Lena Cardwell, Allison Janney, Liam Aiken
A social worker, Nina Borowski (Jennifer Aniston), helps a grade-school teacher, George Hanson (Paul Rudd), by inviting him to move into her home. They get along well, but when Nina becomes pregnant and doesn't want her boyfriend to bring up their child, George isn't sure he should follow Nina's suggestion that they raise her child together.
|Resurrecting the Champ 2007 PG-13, 111 min.|
Director: Rod Lurie
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo, Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, Teri Hatcher, Kristen Shaw, Nick Sandow, David Paymer, Harry Lennix, Peter Coyote, Ryan McDonald
Erik (Josh Hartnett) worked as a sports reporter for the Denver Times but is not regarded highly at the office. His estranged wife Joyce (Kathryn Morris) is an esteemed editor for the same paper, and the new editor-in-chief, Metz (Alan Alda), is not a fan of Erik's work. Erik is concerned about his personal life and tries to be a hero to his six-year-old son Teddy (Dakota Goyo) by making up stories about his relationships with sports heroes. Then one day Erik finds a homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) stumbling in the alley after a beating. He tells Erik that he is the former boxing champion "Battling" Bob Satterfield. Now Erik has a purpose in life to tell the story of this fallen sports hero, and while dedicating himself to writing an honest story, Erik re-examines his professional and personal lives and improves them both.
|Same Time, Next Year 1978 PG, 119 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Alan Alda, Ivan Bonar, Bernie Kuby, Cosmo Sardo, David Northcutt, William Cantrell
In 1951, George (Alan Alda) and Doris (Ellen Burstyn) leave their mates and join each other at an inn in California after which they return to their homes. They continue their trysts every five years until 1977. This story reflects their personal changes over the 25 year period. George sees a psychiatrist, moves to California, and becomes a piano player. Doris' life also changes from a hippie lifestyle to that of a successful businesswoman. Without fail, every five years, they always appear on schedule and help each other through crises of life. Burstyn was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
|The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979 R, 107 min.|
Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Cast: Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Kimbrough, Carrie Nye, Michael Higgins, Blanche Baker, Dan Hedaya, Chris Arnold, Maureen Aneerman, Robert Christian, Maurice Copeland, Lu Elrod
Senator Joe Tynan (Alan Alda) fights for moral issues in the U.S. Congress. However, his moral actions do not extend to his personal life when he has an affair with Karen Traynor (Meryl Streep)–a certain threat to his marriage to Ellie (Barbara Harris).
|Sweet Liberty 1986 PG, 107 min.|
Director: Alan Alda
Cast: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Lillian Gish, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins, Lise Hilboldt, Saul Rubinek, Lois Chiles, Linda Thorson, Diane Agostini, Antony Alda, Leo Burmester, Alvin Alexis, Christopher Bregman, Cynthia Burr
The quiet town of Sayeville is altered one summer when a Hollywood film crew comes to film a historical saga of the Revolutionary War. The author of the source for the filming is a college professor, Michael Burgess (Alan Alda), who lives in town and is on hand to watch how the movie moguls are ruining his story.
|What Women Want 2000 PG-13, 125 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, Ashley Johnson, Mark Feuerstein, Lauren Holly, Delta Burke, Valerie Perrine, Judy Greer, Ana Gasteyer, Lisa Edelstein, Sarah Paulson, Loretta Devine, Diana-Maria Riva
Chicago advertising executive Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) loses out in the selection for a top job in his agency. Instead, Darcy Maguire (Helen Hunt) wins the spot. Nick survives a freak hair dryer accident and discovers that he can now hear what women think. At first, he uses this new power to his own benefit–he is especially effective at stealing Darcy's ideas and using them as his own. Later, when he begins to sympathize with problems women encounter, he finds himself falling in love with Darcy.
|Whispers in the Dark 1992 R, 105 min.|
Director: Christopher Crowe
Cast: Annabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Anthony LaPaglia, Jill Clayburgh, John Leguizamo, Deborah Kara Unger, Anthony Heald, Alan Alda, Jacqueline Brookes, Gene Canfield, Joseph Badalucco Jr., Bo Dietl
This psychological thriller involves a psychiatrist, Ann Hecker (Annabella Sciora); her patient, Eve (Deborah Kara Unger); and her boyfriend, Doug (Jamey Sheridan). After Eve is murdered, Ann realizes that she and Eve have both been dating Doug, and now she suspects that Doug is the murderer.
|White Mile 1994 R, 98 min.|
Director: Robert Butler
Cast: Alan Alda, Peter Gallagher, Robert Loggia, Bruce Altman, Fionnula Flanagan, Jack Gilpin, Dakin Matthews, Don McManus, Ken Jenkins, Robert Picardo, Max Wright, Tim Choate
After advertising executive Dan Cutler (Alan Alda) arranges a white-water rafting trip for his employees and friends, what starts out as a bonding experience turns deadly when the raft capsizes and some of the boaters are killed. A court battle ensues, brought about by a widow of one of the victims. Based on a true story.
|1. The Aviator (2004)|
2. Betsy's Wedding (1990)
3. California Suite (1978)
4. Canadian Bacon (1995)
5. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
6. Diminished Capacity (2008)
7. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
8. Flash of Genius (2008)
9. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
10. The Four Seasons (1981)
11. The Glass House (1972)
12. Gone Are the Days (1963)
aka: Purlie Victorious
aka: The Man from C.O.T.T.O.N.
13. Jake's Women (1996)
14. Mad City (1997)
15. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
16. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
17. Murder at 1600 (1997)
18. A New Life (1988)
19. Nothing But the Truth (2008)
20. The Object of My Affection (1998)
21. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
22. Same Time, Next Year (1978)
23. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
24. Sweet Liberty (1986)
25. What Women Want (2000)
26. Whispers in the Dark (1992)
27. White Mile (1994)
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