|Bernice Bobs Her Hair 1976 TV, 48 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Cast: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Bud Cort, Lane Binkley, Patrick Byrne, Dennis Christopher, Polly Holliday, Mark La Mura, Murray Moston, Mark Newkirk, Gary Springer, Leslie Thorsen, Claudette Warlick, Ken Olin, Patrick Reynolds
Set during the "Roaring '20s," this made-for-TV adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's tale is the story of shy, young Bernice (Shelley Duvall) who longs for popularity. She visits flapper cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright) who tries to "modernize" Bernice, and the transformation begins.
|The Big Empty 2003 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Steve Anderson
Cast: Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Bud Cort, Daryl Hannah, Jon Gries, Adam Beach, Gary Farmer, Rachael Leigh Cook, Brent Briscoe, Melora Walters, Kelsey Grammer, Sean Bean, Alejandra Aquilan, Jay Brothers, Sara Fouts
When struggling actor John Person (Jon Favreau) is offered $27,000 to deliver a suitcase to Cowboy (Sean Bean) in the middle of a desert, he eagerly takes on the task. Unfortunately, John misses his connection with Cowboy, and problems multiply leaving John to deal with a number of strange characters and events.
|Brewster McCloud 1970 R, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Bud Cort, Sally Kellerman, Michael Murphy, William Windom, Shelley Duvall, Rene Auberjonois, Stacy Keach, John Schuck, Margaret Hamilton, Bert Remsen, Jennifer Salt, Corey Fischer, G. Wood, Angelin Johnson, Dean Goss
This is a very offbeat story about a young boy, Brewster McCloud (Bud Cort), who dreams of constructing bird's wings and flying through the Houston Astrodome. When he arrives at the stadium ready to take flight, Brewster is greeted by police and his flight is in jeopardy. Will Brewster make his flight?
|But I'm a Cheerleader 1999 R, 81 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jamie Babbit
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, Bud Cort, Mink Stole, RuPaul, Michelle Williams, Melanie Lynskey, Julie Delpy, Richard Moll, Brandt Wille, Katie Donahue, Danielle Reneau, Eddie Cibrian, Katrina Phillips
This satire, based on the premise that homosexuality can be cured, features Natasha Lyonne as the cute, all-American, Christian cheerleader: Megan. When friends and family suspect that she has homosexual tendencies, they pack Megan off to the True Directions Program where she–predictably–meets lesbian Graham (Clea DuVall) and falls in love. Fresh ideas do not abound in this plot.
|The Chocolate War 1988 R, 100 min.|
Director: Keith Gordon
Cast: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison, Adam Baldwin, Brent David Fraser, Bud Cort, Corey Gunnestad, Robert Davenport, Jenny Wright, Ethan Sandler, Wayne Young
A new student, Jerry (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), has entered St. Trinity School for Boys where he submits to rituals that include selling chocolates for the annual fundraising. The headmaster, Brother Leon (John Glover), and a group of bullies–"The Vigils"–make Jerry's life miserable until he refuses to listen to them and stops selling chocolates to prove he is through being pushed around.
|Coyote Ugly 2000 PG-13, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Musical
Director: David McNally
Cast: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Tyra Banks, Melanie Lynskey, John Goodman, Adam Alexi-Malle, Izabella Miko, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Weston, Del Pentecost, LeAnn Rimes, Jeremy Rowley, Ellen Cleghorne, Bud Cort
Violet (Piper Perabo) heads for New York, dreaming of becoming a successful songwriter, and enters a world unknown to her in South Amboy, NJ. She joins up with the Coyotes–Cammie (Izabella Miko) and Rachel (Bridget Moynahan)–and convinces Lil (Maria Bello) to hire her as a waitress at the Manhattan bar, Coyote Ugly. Soon, Violet is bumping and grinding on top of the bar, pouring drinks, and spritzing male customers with seltzer. Get the idea?
|Dogma 1999 R, 125 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Kevin Smith
Cast: Ben Affleck, George Carlin, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Kevin Smith, Janeane Garofalo, Brian O'Halloran, Bud Cort, Jeff Anderson
In this satire on Catholicism, two renegade angels–Loki (Matt Damon) and Bartleby (Ben Affleck) who were cast out of Heaven–think they have found a loophole that will get them back into Heaven. But Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) are on to the ploy and are determined to prevent their return.
|Electric Dreams 1984 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Steve Barron
Cast: Lenny von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort, Don Fellows, Alan Polonsky, Wendy Miller, Harry Rabinowitz, Miriam Margolyes, Holly De Jong
Miles (Lenny von Dohlen) purchases a computer (Bud Cort) that begins to express emotions after an exposure to spilled champagne. This poses no big problem–until the computer and Miles both fall in love with the beautiful Madeline.
|Gas! -or -It May Become Necessary to Destroy... 1970 PG, 79 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Sci-Fi
Director: Roger Corman
Cast: Bob Corff, Elaine Giftos, Pat Patterson, George Armitage, Ben Vereen, Cindy Williams, Alex Wilson, Bud Cort, Talia Shire
(Full title: "Gas! - or, It May Become Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It") Gas that causes premature aging escapes from an Alaskan plant and kills all humans over 25 years old in this disjointed–but hilarious–story.
|Harold and Maude 1971 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Hal Ashby
Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Ellen Geer, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner, Eric Christmas, G. Wood, William Lucking, Judy Engles, Shari Summers, Tom Skerritt, Susan Madigan, Ray K. Goman, Hal Ashby
This cult classic is a dark comedy in which 19-year-old Harold (Bud Cort), who is obsessed with death, demonstrates creative ways to fake his own death to scare his dominating mother (Vivian Pickles). His mother wants him to start dating, but Harold is busy attending funerals and has no time for women in his life. While attending a funeral, Harold meets and then falls in love with swinging, life-loving 79-year-old Maude (Ruth Gordon)–much to the disgust of his mother. But, as Harold passes into manhood, Maude teaches him lessons about how best to spend his time on Earth. Good soundtrack by Cat Stevens.
|Hysterical 1983 PG, 86 min.|
Director: Chris Bearde
Cast: Bill Hudson, Mark Hudson, Brett Hudson, Cindy Pickett, Richard Kiel, Julie Newmar, Bud Cort, Robert Donner, Murray Hamilton, Clint Walker
The Hudson brothers set out to make a funny movie–and ended up making a laughable one. A burned-out writer rents a lighthouse in Oregon (Hellville, no less), hoping to write again. But, he soon starts being haunted by a woman who committed suicide there 100 years ago, and she intends to use his body to house her husband, Howdy. When grisly murders result, two inept detectives investigate. The "Airplane"-style spoof doesn't work. Not at all.
|Invaders from Mars 1986 PG, 100 min.|
Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman, James Karen, Bud Cort, Louise Fletcher, Eric Pierpoint, Jimmy Hunt, Dale Dye
This remake of the 1953 film is a near disaster. The only interesting comment is that the boy in the earlier film is now the police chief (Jimmy Hunt). A boy (Black's real-life son) sees an alien landing in his back yard, and then sees the townsfolk get taken over. Watch the earlier version.
|The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge, Robyn Cohen, Waris Ahluwalia
After a shark killed his best friend, ocean documentary-maker Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) gathers an oddball group–his long-lost son Ned (Owen Wilson), his estranged wife Eleanor (Anjelica Huston), and journalist Jane Winslett-Richardson (Cate Blanchett)–to crew his ship, the Belafonte. The group sets off on a mission to avenge Steve's friend's death and, in the process, become involved in a kidnapping, bankruptcy, and a band of pirates.
|Love Letters 1983 R, 98 min.|
aka: My Love Letters
Director: Amy Holden Jones
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, James Keach, Amy Madigan, Matt Clark, Sally Kirkland, Rance Howard, Bud Cort, Bonnie Bartlett, Brian Wood, Phil Coccioletti, Larry Cedar
When Anna Winter (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds letters from a secret lover among her late mother's belongings, she begins her own illicit love affair with a married man.
|M*A*S*H 1970 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff, Bud Cort, Rene Auberjonois, Fred Williamson, Roger Bowen, David Arkin, Michael Murphy, Kim Atwood, Tim Brown
This is the irreverent movie about one Mobile Army Surgical Hospital staff serving in the Korean War and was the basis for the popular television series. Battlefield surgeons Hawkeye Pierce (Donald Sutherland), Trapper John McIntyre (Elliott Gould), and Duke Forrest (Tom Skerritt) relieve the horrors of war through numerous pranks aimed at chief nurse Hot Lips Houlihan (Sally Kellerman) and Maj. Frank Burns (Richard Duvall). Ring Lardner Jr. won the Oscar for his screenplay, and four nominations were received, including Best Picture, Director, and Actress in a Supporting Role (Kellerman).
|Maria's Lovers 1984 R, 103 min.|
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Cast: Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Robert Mitchum, Keith Carradine, Tracy Nelson, John Goodman, Danton Stone, Vincent Spano, Bud Cort, Bill Smitrovich
Returning from a Japanese prison camp after World War II, Ivan (John Savage), the husband of Maria (Nastassja Kinski), faces problems resulting from his years of torture.
|The Million Dollar Hotel 2000 R, 122 min.|
Director: Wim Wenders
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Jeremy Davies, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smits, Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer, Gloria Stuart, Tom Bower, Donal Logue, Bud Cort
While investigating the possible murder of a billionaire's son, FBI agent Skinner (Mel Gibson) moves in on a group of misfits living in a decrepit hotel in L.A. and becomes so emotionally involved with the tenants that it threatens his investigation.
|Pollock 2000 R, 122 min.|
Director: Ed Harris
Cast: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Amy Madigan, Jennifer Connelly, Jeffrey Tambor, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour, Tom Bower, Robert Knott, David Leary, Sally Murphy, Molly Regan, Matthew Sussman
American painter Jackson Pollock (Ed Harris) is the subject of this biography, which doesn't hesitate to illustrate his degrading personal life. But the film shows how Pollock's energetic and creative work of splashing paint on canvas resulted in his rise to fame as an abstract artist. Marcia Gay Harden won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Pollock's long-suffering wife and caretaker. Ed Harris was nominated for Best Actor.
|South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
Director: Dwight Yoakam
Cast: Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda, Paul Reubens, Bud Cort, Michael Jeter, Bo Hopkins, Luke Askew, Joe Unger, Noble Willingham, Matt Clark, Scott Wilson, Ritchie Montgomery
Raised by crooks, Sheriff Valentine Casey (Dwight Yoakam) has turned over a new leaf and now defends the law in early-1900s' Arizona. But, after his brother, Taylor Henry (Vince Vaughn), and his gang arrive in town and rob the bank, Valentine takes a walk during which he falls in love with actress Adalyne (Bridget Fonda). When Taylor's gang threatens Adalyne, Valentine decrees that justice must prevail.
|The Strawberry Statement 1970 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Stuart Hagmann
Cast: Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, Bud Cort, Bob Balaban, Bert Remsen, Jeannie Berlin, James Coco, James Kunen, Carol Bagdasarian, David Dukes, Tom Foral, Murray MacLeod, Israel Horovitz, Michael Margotta, Jon Hill
This adaptation of James Kunen's book about Columbia University's riots in the 1960s involves students occupying a campus building to force the issue of their radical philosophy in that historic era. One student, Simon (Bruce Davison), is on the rowing team and stays clear of the unrest–until he looks into what is really going on and becomes a revolutionary leader.
|Ted & Venus 1991 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
aka: Ted and Venus
Director: Bud Cort
Cast: Bud Cort, James Brolin, Kim Adams, Carol Kane, Pamella D'Pella, Brian Thompson, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson, Martin Mull, Roberta Wallach, Timothy Leary, Tricia O'Neil, Tony Genaro, Vincent Schiavelli, Andrea Martin
Hippie poet Ted Whitley (Bud Cort) spends his time in 1974 on the boardwalk at Venice Beach, California, where he delivers his poetry inspirations. One day, Ted sees a vision: beautiful, bikini clad Linda (Kim Adams) emerging from the sea. Ted entertains Linda with his poetry and decides to pursue her. Linda does not share Ted's interest, and soon Ted resorts to using obscene phone calls and stalking–all of which terrorize Linda–to make Linda forever his.
|Theodore Rex 1995 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Action / Fantasy
Director: Jonathan Betuel
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Richard Roundtree, Bud Cort, Joe Dellesandro, Juliet Landau, George Newbern, Carol Kane, Jack Riley, Peter Mackenzie, Stephen McHattie, Tony T. Johnson, Susie Coelho, Peter Kwong
A futuristic police officer (Whoopi Goldberg) and her animatronic sidekick (a dinosaur) investigate a murder and a weird scientist (Armin Mueller-Stahl) in this not-so-very-funny comedic escapade.
|1. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)|
2. The Big Empty (2003)
3. Brewster McCloud (1970)
4. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
5. The Chocolate War (1988)
6. Coyote Ugly (2000)
7. Die Laughing (1980)
8. Dogma (1999)
9. Electric Dreams (1984)
10. Gas! -or -It May Become Necessary to Destroy... (1970)
11. Harold and Maude (1971)
12. Hysterical (1983)
13. Invaders from Mars (1986)
14. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
15. Love Letters (1983)
aka: My Love Letters
aka: Passion Play
16. M*A*S*H (1970)
17. Maria's Lovers (1984)
18. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
19. Pollock (2000)
20. South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
21. The Strawberry Statement (1970)
22. Ted & Venus (1991)
aka: Ted and Venus
23. Theodore Rex (1995)
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