Daniel Stern Actor

Daniel stern

Daniel Jacob Stern (born August 28, 1957) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in the Hollywood films C.H.U.D., Diner, City Slickers, the first two Home Alone films where he played bandit Marv Merchants and as the narrator for the television series The Wonder Years. Stern was born in Bethesda, Maryland, to a social worker father and a mother who managed a day care center. His brother is television writer David M. Stern. Stern is 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall and Jewish. During his years at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Stern starred in several theater productions, including playing C.C. Baxter in The Apartment. Stern applied for a job as a lighting engineer for a Shakespeare Festival in Washington, D.C., but was hired as a walk-on in their production of As You Like It. After taking acting lessons, Stern began his acting career in Off Broadway and Broadway productions, including a performance at Second Stage Theatre with actor Bob Gunton. In 1979, Stern made his movie debut as Cyril in Breaking Away. The following year he played a student who raised objections during Jill Clayburgh's proof of the snake lemma in the film It's My Turn.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 28th, 1957
Place of birth
Bethesda
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
Jewish American
Places lived
Bethesda , Maryland
pop. 60,858 (2010)

Family

Siblings
Spouse
Children

Education

1. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School High school

- 1975

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC) is a Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, public school named for two of the towns it serves along with Kensington and Silver Spring, Maryland. It is located at 4301 East-West Highway, in Bethesda, an unincorporated community in Montgomery County. In May 2011, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School was ranked #1 in the state of Maryland, and #59 in the nation.

Type Public school
Institution colors
Founded
1926
Headquarters
850 Hungerford Drive, 20850 - Rockville, Maryland
Official web page www.mcps.k12.md.us
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School connected by profession and/or age

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2. HB Studio Educational Institution

Founded in 1945 by Herbert Berghof, the HB Studio is a school that offers professional training in the performing arts. Located in Greenwich Village in New York City, its curriculum includes classes in a variety of areas, including acting, directing, playwrighting, screenwriting, musical theatre, movement and dance, puppetry, dialect study, and scene analysis. Select classes require an audition for admission.

Founded
1945
Headquarters
Greenwich Village
Official web page www.hbstudio.org
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended HB Studio connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy296.17
Family46.43
Drama156.95
Crime66.28
Adventure85.7
Romance46.17
Sport36.6
Western26.05
Thriller36.2
Horror35.73
Fantasy36.17
Mystery25.9
Action45.8
Short27.2

1. A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

Comedy
played The Old Man
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
,
Phillip B. Goldfine
11 Show list

A Christmas Story 2 is a 2012 film directed by Brian Levant. The movie is a sequel to the 1983 film A Christmas Story and was released straight to DVD on October 30, 2012.

Awards

Top cast

Mother
Ensign Payne
Heating Guy
Higbee's Santa
Angry Customer #1
Dr. Gunter Strassen
Nazi Interrogator
Ralph Parker
Female Shopper
Franklin Roosevelt
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Kerry Weinrauch
English
United States of America, Canada

2. The Next Three Days (2010)

Crime, Drama, Romance
played Meyer Fisk
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
153.0
, ,
Marc Missonnier
,
Olivier Delbosc
13 Show list $35M

The Next Three Days is a 2010 vigilante thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010 and was filmed on location in Pittsburgh. It is a remake of the 2008 French film Pour Elle by Fred Cavayé and Guillaume Lemans.

Awards

Top cast

Damon
John Brennan
Nicole
George Brennan
Lt. Nabulsi
Detective Quinn
Sergeant Harris
Detective Collero
Barney
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Stéphane Fontaine
Abigail Murray
The Next Three Days
English
United States of America, France

3. Whip It! (2009)

Drama, Sport
played Earl Cavendar
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
,
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
11 Show list $15M

Whip It is a 2009 comedy-drama film written by Shauna Cross, based on Cross's novel Derby Girl. The film is directed and co-produced by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut. It stars Ellen Page as a teenager from the fictional town of Bodeen, Texas, who joins a roller derby team. The film received generally positive reviews from critics but was a disappointment commercially.

Awards

Top cast

Maggie Mayhem
Bliss Cavendar
Iron Maven
Bloody Holly
Eva Destruction
Sheriff Boyd
'Hot Tub' Johnny Rocket
Oliver
Birdman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Roller derby
Beauty Pageant
The Section Quartet
Catherine Marie Thomas
Whip It
English
United States of America

4. Otis (2008)

Comedy, Crime, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Tony Krantz
3 Show list

Otis is a 2008 direct-to-DVD comedy horror film directed by Tony Krantz. It is the fourth Raw Feed horror film from Warner Home Video.

Awards

Top cast

Riley Lawson
Kate Lawson
Kim #4
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Thomas Yatsko
English
United States of America

5. Bachelor Party Vegas (2006)

Adventure, Comedy
played Harry Hard
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Trent Othick
20 Show list

Bachelor Party Vegas is a comedy film that was released in 2006 starring Kal Penn, Jonathan Bennett, Charlie Spiller, Diora Baird and Donald Faison. In Australia and the UK it was released under the title 'Vegas Baby'.

Awards

Top cast

Big Gut Mel
She-Elvis
Cassandra
Carmine, Mr. Kidd
Officer Stone
Penelope
Z-Bob
Gold Tooth
Bachelorette
Airport Security
Johnny C. MacElroy
The Iceman
The Showgirl
UFC Biker #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robert Primes
Oneita Parker
English
United States of America

6. Previous Engagement (2006)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Joan Carr-Wiggin

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom, Canada, Malta

7. The Last Time (2006)

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
Michael Caleo
1 Show list $4M

The Last Time is a 2006 independent film starring Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser and Amber Valletta.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Shawn Holly Cookson
English
United States of America

8. The Last Full Measure (2004)

Drama, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
18.0
Nina Leidersdorff
1 Show list $50K

The Last Full Measure is a 2004 short film written and directed by Alexandra Kerry, daughter of U.S. Democratic Senator John Kerry. Set in 1973, during the Vietnam War, it explores the emotions of a nine-year-old girl awaiting her father's return from the war. The cast includes 24 stars Xander Berkeley and Reiko Aylesworth. The title is drawn from the Gettysburg Address of President Abraham Lincoln.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vietnam War
Michael Hansen
Laura Siegert
,
Tricia Parsons
English
United States of America

9. Very Bad Things (1998)

Comedy, Crime, Thriller
played Adam Berkow
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
,
Diane Nabatoff
,
Michael Schiffer
11 Show list $10M

Very Bad Things is a 1998 black comedy film directed by Peter Berg, based on the book by Gene Brewer. It stars Christian Slater and Cameron Diaz, with Jon Favreau, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Leland Orser in supporting roles.

Awards

Top cast

Laura Garrety
Charles Moore
Kyle Fisher
Michael Berkow
Robert Boyd
Mr. Fisher
Rabbi
Adam Berkow Jr.
Judge Tower
Doctor #3
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David Hennings
Terry Dresbach
English
United States of America

10. Celtic Pride (1996)

Comedy, Sport
played Mike O'Hara
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
, , ,
Charles J.D. Schlissel
Tom DeCerchio
12 Show list

Celtic Pride is a 1996 American comedy written by Judd Apatow and Colin Quinn, and directed by Tom DeCerchio. It stars Daniel Stern and Dan Aykroyd as Mike O'Hara and Jimmy Flaherty, two passionate Boston Celtics fans, and Damon Wayans as Lewis Scott, the Utah Jazz's All-Star shooting guard.

Awards

Top cast

Jimmy Flaherty
Coach Kimball
Ted Hennison
Rich Man
Kevin O'Grady
Chris McCarthy
Car Theft Victim
Nick, the Landlord
Carol O'Hara
Tommy O'Hara
Lurch
Boston Garden Announcer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Basketball
English
United States of America

11. Bushwhacked (1995)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Bushwhacked is a 1995 comedy adventure crime film starring Daniel Stern, Jon Polito, Anthony Heald and Brad Sullivan. It was originally planned to be a spin off film to the Home Alone franchise with Daniel Stern reprising his role as Marv. This was Greg Beeman's last theatrical film before he moved on to direct television movies for Disney Channel. This also marked Sullivan's last theatrical appearance before his retirement in 2000 and his death in 2008.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Theo van de Sande
English
United States of America

12. City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

Adventure, Comedy, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
116.0
3 Show list $40M

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold is a 1994 comedy film directed by Paul Weiland. It is the sequel to City Slickers and stars Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Jon Lovitz and Daniel Stern. Although a mild financial success, the film did not reach the popularity of the first, receiving a generally negative response. It was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Remake or Sequel.

Awards

Top cast

Mitch Robbins
Glen Robbins
Duke Washburn
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Judy L. Ruskin
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
English
United States of America

13. Rookie of the Year (1993)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy
played Brickma
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
9 Show list

Rookie of the Year is a 1993 American sports comedy film starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey as players for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The cast also includes Albert Hall, Dan Hedaya, Eddie Bracken, Amy Morton, Bruce Altman, John Gegenhuber, Neil Flynn, Daniel Stern and an uncredited John Candy.

Awards

Top cast

Larry 'Fish' Fisher
Cliff Murdoch
Okie
Chet 'Rocket' Steadman
Henry Rowengartner
Sal Martinella
Jack Bradfield
Mary Rowengartner
Bob Carson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Baseball
Jay Hurley
English
United States of America

14. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Adventure, Comedy, Family
played Marv Merchants
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
121.0
25 Show list 1 Show list $18M

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series and the sequel to Home Alone. The film stars Macaulay Culkin in the lead role as Kevin McCallister, while Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern reprise their roles as the Wet Bandits. Catherine O'Hara, John Heard, Tim Curry, and Brenda Fricker are also featured. The movie was filmed in Winnetka, Illinois, O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Miami, and New York City. The exterior of Duncan's Toy Chest in New York City was filmed outside of the Rookery Building in downtown Chicago. Despite receiving mostly negative reviews from critics, the film became the second most financially successful film of 1992, earning over $173 million in revenue in the United States and over $359 million worldwide against a budget of $20 million. Home Alone 3 followed five years later in 1997, Home Alone 4 followed in 2002, and Home Alone: The Holiday Heist followed in 2012. Culkin did not appear in any of them nor did the rest of the cast.

Awards

1993 People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie

Top cast

Harry Lime
Cedric
Kate McCallister
Peter McCallister
Mr. Hector
Desk Clerk
Cop in Times Square
Kevin McCallister
NY Ticket Agent
Johnny
Uncle Frank
Jeff McCallister
Arresting Cop in Central Park #2
Pigeon Lady
Tracy McCallister
Megan McCallister
Brooke McCallister
Celeb #3
E.F. Duncan
Fashion Model
Celeb #1
Sleeping Man
Celeb #2
Ding-Dang-Dong Host
Man in Toy Store
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christmas
Julio Macat
Jay Hurley
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
French, English
United States of America

15. City Slickers (1991)

Comedy, Western
played Phil Berquist
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
,
Irby Smith
13 Show list 4 Show list $27M

City Slickers is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater and Noble Willingham. The film's script was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and the film was shot in New York City; New Mexico; Durango, Colorado; and in Spain. The film's success spawned a sequel, City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold, which was released in 1994.

Awards

1992 People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie
1992 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
1991 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1991 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Danny Robbins
Mitch Robbins
Ed Furillo
Barry Shalowitz
Curly Washburn
Classroom Student
Mitch's Mother
Jeff
Bonnie Rayburn
Barbara Robbins
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Judy L. Ruskin
English
United States of America

16. Home Alone (1990)

Comedy, Family
played Marv Merchants
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
25 Show list 3 Show list $15M

Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two would-be burglars played by Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci. The film also features Catherine O'Hara and John Heard as Kevin's parents. As of 2009, Home Alone was the highest-grossing comedy of all time. It spawned a successful franchise, with four sequels and three video games, and with the main cast reprising their roles for the sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Awards

1991 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor
1991 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie
1991 Funniest Actor In A Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Top cast

Harry Lime
Kate McCallister
Officer #1
Peter McCallister
Gus Polinski
French Ticket Agent
Officer Balzak
Kevin McCallister
Steffan
Scranton Ticket Agent
Johnny
Mr. Potter
Uncle Frank
Linnie McCallister
Jeff McCallister
Woman in Airport
Man in Airport
Tracy McCallister
Megan McCallister
Brooke McCallister
Shopper who tells Kevin which aisle Fabric Softener can be found
Heather
Snakes
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christmas
Julio Macat
Jay Hurley
Home Alone
English
United States of America

17. My Blue Heaven (1990)

Comedy, Crime
played Will Stubbs
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
,
Anthea Sylbert
21 Show list

My Blue Heaven is a 1990 comedy film directed by Herbert Ross, written by Nora Ephron and starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack. This is the third film Steve Martin and Rick Moranis starred together in. It has been noted for its relationship to the movie Goodfellas, which was released one month after this film. Both movies are based upon the life of Henry Hill, although the character is renamed to "Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli" in My Blue Heaven. While Goodfellas was based upon the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the screenplay for My Blue Heaven was written by Pileggi's wife, Nora Ephron, and much of the research for both works was done in the same sessions with Hill. The movie was filmed primarily in the California city of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding area, though the nominal setting is a fictional suburb of San Diego, California. Some scenes were shot in San Diego. The film's title comes from the famous song which appears in the soundtrack, performed by Fats Domino.

Awards

Top cast

Hannah Stubbs
Dr. Margaret Snow Coopersmith
Shaldeen
Underwood
Barney Coopersmith
Nicky
Linda
Billy Sparrow
Nun
Kirby
U.S. Attorney
Removal Man
Supermarket Employee
Defense Attorney
Vinnie's Mother
Wally Bunting
Hotel Maid
Crystal Rybak
Tommie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States Federal Witness Protection Program
Henry Hill
American Mafia
English
United States of America

18. Coupe de Ville (1990)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
3 Show list

Coupe de Ville is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Joe Roth. It stars Daniel Stern, Arye Gross, and Patrick Dempsey as three very different brothers asked by their father to drive the titular Cadillac Coupe DeVille from Detroit to Miami.

Awards

Top cast

Fred Libner
Robert 'Bobby' Libner
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Reynaldo Villalobos
English
United States of America

19. Little Monsters (1989)

Comedy, Adventure, Family
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
,
Andrew Licht
,
Dori Berinstein
,
Jack Grossberg
,
Jeffrey A. Mueller
,
Michell Cannold
3 Show list

Little Monsters is a 1989 comedy film starring Fred Savage as Brian Stevenson, a sixth-grader who has recently moved to a new town, and Howie Mandel as Maurice, the monster under the bed. The story purports to explain "what really goes on under the bed" and why children are always getting blamed for things they did not do. Beginning as a flashback, it tells of how Maurice befriends Brian and shows him a world where there are no rules and no parents to tell them what to do. However, there is more to this fantasy world than meets the eye, and when Brian's brother Eric is kidnapped, the fun and games turn deadly serious.

Awards

Top cast

Brian Stevenson
Maurice
Eric Stevenson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
, ,
Roxanne Seeman
English
United States of America

20. Leviathan (1989)

Adventure, Horror, Mystery
played Buzz 'Sixpack' Parrish
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
,
Luigi De Laurentiis
8 Show list

Leviathan is a 1989 science fiction horror film about a hideous creature that stalks and kills a group of people in a sealed environment, in a similar vein to such films as Alien and The Thing. It is one of many underwater-themed movies released around 1989, including The Abyss, DeepStar Six, The Evil Below, Lords of the Deep, and The Rift.

Awards

Top cast

Justin Jones
G. P. Cobb
Steven Beck
Dr. Glen 'Doc' Thompson
Bridget Bowman
Ms. Martin
Tony 'DeJesus' Rodero
Elizabeth 'Willie' Williams
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
April Ferry
Leviathan
English
Italy, United States of America

21. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
played Herbie Platt
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
17 Show list 1 Show list

The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American drama film based on the John Nichols novel of the same name, the first book in a trilogy. It was directed by Robert Redford and the screenplay was written by Nichols and David S. Ward. The ensemble cast includes Ruben Blades, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen, Melanie Griffith, John Heard, Daniel Stern, Chick Vennera, James Gammon and Christopher Walken. Filmed on location in Truchas, New Mexico, the film is set in the fictional rural town of Milagro, with a population of 426, a predominantly Hispanic and Catholic town, with a largely interrelated population. The film tells of one man's struggle as he defends his small beanfield and his community against much larger business and state political interests.

Awards

1988 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score

Top cast

Kyril Montana
Governor
Charlie Bloom
Horsethief Shorty
Milagro Townsperson #4
Milagro Townsperson #3
Person In The Governor's Office #1
Emerson Capps
Flossie Devine
Ladd Devine
Sheriff Bernabe Montoya
Ruby Archuleta
The Senile Brigade member #3
Milagro Townsperson #1
Nancy Mondragon
Amarante Cordova
Milagro Townsperson #27
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
The Milagro Beanfield War
English
United States of America

22. D.O.A. (1988)

Mystery, Thriller
played Hal Petersham
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
,
Ian Sander
10 Show list

D.O.A. is a 1988 remake of the 1950 film noir D.O.A. While it shares the same premise, it has a different story and characters. The film was directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, the creators of Max Headroom, and scripted by Charles Edward Pogue. The writers of the original film, Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene, share story credit with Pogue. It stars Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, and Charlotte Rampling and featured Timbuk 3 playing one of their songs in a bar scene. The movie was filmed in Austin, Texas and San Marcos, Texas.

Awards

Top cast

Dexter Cornell
Sydney Fuller
Detective Ulmer
Detective Brockton
Mrs. Fitzwaring
Nicholas Lang
Gail Cornell
Cookie Fitzwaring
Timbuk 3
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Poisoning
Yuri Neyman
Nancy Cone
English
United States of America

23. Weekend War (1988)

Action, Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Weekend War is a television movie starring Daniel Stern and Stephen Collins that premiered on the ABC network on Monday February 1, 1988. It is directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and written by brothers Dennis and Steven Hackin. Columbia Tristar Home Video released this on video in 1992, possibly because of Daniel Stern's success in the Home Alone franchise. The plot concerns a rag-tag group of U.S. Army reservists who are deployed to Honduras to build a runway. After an intervention by the U.S. Embassy, the crew are then sent to a dangerous nearby village to repair a bridge. The title comes from his character's death scene where he shouts "Two tours in 'Nam I never get hit. This is a lousy weekend war!" Actor Charles Haid called this film Stephen Collins' best performance ever in an interview with The Washington Post. He enjoyed working on the film, saying: "We shot it for 20 days in a jungle in the rain, under the sun, with bugs ... It was great. This time we got to say something. That's why I'm happy I did it: I am actually involved in a project that I believe in 100 percent.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

24. Born in East L.A. (1987)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Stan Coleman
4 Show list

Born in East L.A. is a 1987 American comedy film written and directed by Cheech Marin of the Cheech & Chong comedy team. The film is about a Mexican-American from East Los Angeles who is mistaken for an undocumented immigrant and deported. It is based on a 1984 novelty parody song of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and "I Love L.A." by Randy Newman. Written by Marin and released on the 1985 Cheech & Chong album Get Out of My Room, the parody was made a music video the same year. Marin used the song as the basis of his first solo film.

Awards

Top cast

What's Happening Boys
McCalister
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, Mexico

25. The Boss' Wife (1986)

Comedy
played Joel Keefer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
Ziggy Steinberg
10 Show list

The Boss's Wife is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Ziggy Steinberg and starring Daniel Stern, Arielle Dombasle and Christopher Plummer.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Roalvang
Carlos Delgado
Tony Dugdale
Harry Taphorn
Janet Keefer
Louise Roalvang
Ticket Taker
Suzy Dugdale
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

26. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Comedy, Drama
played Dusty
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
20 Show list 14 Show list $6.4M

Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The film was written and directed by Woody Allen, who stars along with Mia Farrow as Hannah, Michael Caine as her husband, and Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest as her sisters. The film's ensemble cast also includes Carrie Fisher, Farrow's mother Maureen O'Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Max von Sydow, and Julie Kavner. Daniel Stern, Richard Jenkins, Fred Melamed, Lewis Black, Joanna Gleason, John Turturro, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus all have minor roles, as do Tony Roberts and Sam Waterston, who have uncredited cameo appearances. Several of Farrow's children, including a pre-adolescent Soon-Yi Previn, have credited and uncredited roles, mostly as Thanksgiving extras. The film was for a long time Allen's biggest box office hit, without adjusting for inflation, with a North American gross of US$41 million. Adjusted for inflation it falls behind Annie Hall and Manhattan, and possibly also one or two of his early comedies. Midnight in Paris recently surpassed Hannah and her Sisters' box office.

Awards

1987 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay
1987 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
1987 BAFTA Award for Best Direction
1987 BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
1986 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
1986 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
1986 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1986 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1986 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1986 London Film Critics Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year
1986 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film
1986 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
1986 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
1986 National Board of Review Award for Best Director
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. Key Exchange (1985)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0

Key Exchange is a film directed by Barnet Kellman released on August 14, 1985.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

28. Frankenweenie (1984) (1984)

Short, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
29.0
Leonard Ripps
1 Show list $1M

Frankenweenie is a 1984 Tim Burton-directed short film produced with Buena Vista Distribution and co-written by Burton with Leonard Ripps. It is both a parody and homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley's novel of the same name. Burton also directed a feature-length 2012 remake.

Awards

Top cast

Susan Frankenstein
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

29. C.H.U.D. (1984)

Horror, Sci-Fi
played A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
Andrew Bonime
Douglas Cheek
,
Shepard Abbott
7 Show list $1.25M

C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas Cheek with Peter Stein as the director of photography and William Bilowit as production designer. The cast includes Daniel Stern and John Heard and features early appearances by both John Goodman and Jay Thomas as police officers. It was followed in 1989 by C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. C.H.U.D. is an acronym for "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller". However, the alternate acronym "Contamination Hazard Urban Disposal" was mentioned in the film.

Awards

Top cast

Cop in Diner
George Cooper
Chief O'Brien
Murphy
Officer Crespi
Lauren Daniels
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David A. Hughes
Peter Stein
Jennifer Lax
English
United States of America

30. Daniel (1983)

Drama
played Artie Sternlicht
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
130.0
Burtt Harris
20 Show list

Daniel is a 1983 film which was adapted by E. L. Doctorow from his novel The Book of Daniel. It was directed by Sidney Lumet. The film was based on the life story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted as spies and executed by the United States government in 1953 for giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union. This story follows their fictionalized son as he attempts to find out the truth. Paul and Rochelle Isaacson are played by Mandy Patinkin and Lindsay Crouse. Their son Daniel is played by Timothy Hutton, his wife Phyllis by Ellen Barkin, and their daughter Susan by Amanda Plummer. In actuality the Rosenbergs had two sons, Michael and Robert. Ed Asner also stars.

Awards

Top cast

Susan Isaacson
Jacob Ascher
FBI #1
Phyllis Isaacson
Daniel Isaacson
Dr. Duberstein
Ben Cohen
Rochelle Isaacson
Robert Lewin
Paul Isaacson
The Mayor
Linda Mindish
Frieda Stein
Prison Guard
Daniel Isaacson
Prison Matron
The Judge
Protestor
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Anna Hill Johnstone
English
United Kingdom, United States of America

31. Get Crazy (1983)

Comedy, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0

Get Crazy is a 1983 musical comedy directed by Allan Arkush and starring Malcolm McDowell, Allen Garfield, Daniel Stern, Gail Edwards, and Ed Begley, Jr.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosanna Norton
Get Crazy - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
English
United States of America

32. Blue Thunder (1983)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Officer Richard Lymangood
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0
Andrew Fogelson
,
Gordon Carroll
,
Phil Feldman
Don Jakoby
,
21 Show list

Blue Thunder is a 1983 action thriller film that features a high-tech helicopter of the same name. The movie was directed by John Badham and stars Roy Scheider. A spin-off television series also called Blue Thunder lasted 11 episodes in 1984.

Awards

Top cast

Col. F.E. Cochrane
Officer Frank Murphy
Alf Hewitt
Kress
Grundelius
Vietcong Soldier
Mayor's Aide
Capt. Jack Braddock
Policeman at Bridge
Holmes
Montoya
Helicopter Pilot #3
TV Director #2
Fletcher
Detective
F-16 Pilot
Police Dispatcher
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
English
United States of America

33. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)

Biography, Drama
played Jim
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
22 Show list

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can is a 1982 American biographical film directed by Jack Hofsiss, starring Jill Clayburgh. The screenplay by David Rabe is based on the memoir of the same title by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon, whose addiction to and difficult withdrawal from Valium serves as the basis of the plot.

Awards

Top cast

Doctor Roberts
Roger
Doctor Klein
Mr. Brunner
Julie Addison
Karen Mulligan
Walter Kress
Alan Newman
Barbara Gordon
Doctor Kalman
Teddy
Newscaster
Patient #2
Derek Bauer
Debby
Jean Scott Martin
Doctor Rawlings
Doctor #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Julie Weiss
English
United States of America

34. Diner (1982)

Comedy, Drama
played Laurence 'Shrevie' Schreiber
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
12 Show list 1 Show list $5M

Diner is a 1982 American comedy-drama written and directed by Barry Levinson. The film is Levinson's screen directing debut, and the first of Levinson's four "Baltimore Films" set in his hometown during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s: Diner, Tin Men, Avalon, and Liberty Heights.

Awards

1982 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

Top cast

Timothy Fenwick, Jr.
TV Customer
Beth Schreiber
Modell
Eddie Simmons
Technical Director
Billy Howard
Jane Chisholm
The Emerson Black & White Console Televison Customer
Audio Man
Clothing Hustler
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Bruce Brody
Peter Sova
Gloria Gresham
Diner
English
United States of America

35. Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

Action, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
2 Show list $24M

Honky Tonk Freeway is a 1981 comedy film directed by John Schlesinger. The film, conceived and co-produced by Don Boyd, was one of the most expensive box office flops in history, losing its British backers Thorn-EMI an estimated $11,000,000 and profoundly impacting its fortunes and aspirations. The film was financed in part by Roy Tucker's tax avoidance schemes funded by the Rossminster banking group.

Awards

Top cast

Ericka
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

36. Stardust Memories (1980)

Comedy, Drama
played Actor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
8 Show list $10M

Stardust Memories is a 1980 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault and Sharon Stone in her film debut. The film is about a filmmaker who recalls his life and his loves—the inspirations for his films—while attending a retrospective of his work. Allen considers this to be one of his best films, along with The Purple Rose of Cairo and Match Point. The film is shot in black and white and is reminiscent of Federico Fellini's 8½, which it parodies. The film was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for Best Comedy written directly for screen. Allen denies that this film is autobiographical and has expressed regret that audiences interpreted it as such. "[Critics] thought that the lead character was me," the director is quoted as saying in Woody Allen on Woody Allen [see Further Reading, below]. "Not a fictional character but me, and that I was expressing hostility towards my audience. That was in no way the point of the film.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Abel
Fan in Lobby
Shelley
Vivian Orkin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Filmmaking
English
United States of America

37. A Small Circle of Friends (1980)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0
Ezra Sacks
3 Show list

A Small Circle of Friends is a film released in 1980 by United Artists starring Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Shelley Long, Jameson Parker, Peter Mark, and an uncredited Craig Richard Nelson, who played Bell in The Paper Chase, another film set at Harvard. The film follows the life of three students at Harvard University and Radcliffe College in the 1960s. The soundtrack features instrumental music composed by Jim Steinman. Some outdoor riot sequences were filmed some 37 miles south of Cambridge at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts after Harvard declined to allow the filming on their campus. Other scenes were filmed at MIT and other local colleges. As of 2010, it is Rob Cohen's only film as director not to be released by either Universal Studios or Columbia Pictures.

Awards

Top cast

Jessica Bloom
Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo
Alice
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

38. Starting Over (1979)

Comedy, Romance
played Student 2
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
, , ,
Isabel Halliburton
13 Show list 1 Show list

Starting Over is a 1979 American comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen and Jill Clayburgh which tells the story of a recently divorced man who is torn between his new girlfriend and his ex-wife. It co-stars Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen, Austin Pendleton and Mary Kay Place. The movie was adapted by James L. Brooks from a novel by Dan Wakefield. It was directed by Alan J. Pakula. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager wrote three original songs for the film: "Easy For You," "Better Than Ever," and "Starting Over." All three were sung onscreen by Bergen.

Awards

1980 People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor

Top cast

Workshop Member #2
Husband
Michael "Mickey" Potter
Jessica Potter
Marva Potter
Marilyn Homberg
Older Woman
Bloomingdale's Couple #2
Stephanie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

39. Breaking Away (1979)

Comedy, Drama, Sport
played Cyril
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
8 Show list 8 Show list

Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four male teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who have recently graduated from high school. It stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, and Paul Dooley. The film was written by Steve Tesich and directed by Peter Yates. It was shot in and around Bloomington and on the university's campus. Breaking Away won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Tesich, and received nominations in four other categories. It also won the 1979 Golden Globe Award for Best Film, and received nominations in three other Golden Globe categories. As the film's young lead, Christopher won the 1979 BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the 1979 Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor, as well as garnering a Golden Globe nomination as New Star of the Year. The film is ranked eighth on the List of America's 100 Most Inspiring Movies compiled by the American Film Institute in 2006. In June 2008, AFI announced its "Ten top Ten"—the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community.

Awards

1980 Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy
1980 London Film Critics Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year
1980 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Comedy
1980 BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
1979 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1979 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay
1979 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
1979 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film

Top cast

Ray Stohler
Dave Stohler
Mike's Brother
Nancy
Evelyn Stohler
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cycling
Cycle sport
Road bicycle racing
Betsy Cox
Italian, French, English
United States of America

Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
Bushwhacked
Adventure,Comedy,Crime
1995

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
Rookie of the Year
Comedy,Family,Fantasy
1993

TV program created 1

Title Year Network Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Co-creators First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages External resources
Danny 2001 1 September 28th, 2001 October 5th, 2001

Starring TV roles

1. Vegetable Soup

Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

PBS
September 22nd, 1975 December 14th, 1978 2 English

2. Hometown

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
CBS
August 22nd, 1985 October 15th, 1985 1
John Bedford Lloyd
English

3. Danny

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
September 28th, 2001 October 5th, 2001 1

4. Regular Joe

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
March 28th, 2003 April 18th, 2003 1 English

5. Dilbert

Animation, Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Dilbert
UPN
January 25th, 1999 July 25th, 2000 3 English

6. The Wonder Years

Comedy, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
January 31st, 1988 May 12th, 1993 7 English

Guest TV appearances

Family Guy

Program genre

Comedy
Animated series
Animated cartoon
Sitcom
Black comedy
Slapstick
Animation

Official site

External resources

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its humor in the form of cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture.nThe family was conceived by MacFarlane after developing two animated films, The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve. MacFarlane redesigned the films' protagonist, Larry, and his dog, Steve, and renamed them Peter and Brian, respectively. MacFarlane pitched a seven-minute pilot to Fox on May 15, 1998. The show was given the green light and started production. Shortly after the third season of Family Guy had aired in 2001, Fox canceled the series, putting the series to a 2-year hiatus. However, favorable DVD sales and high ratings for syndicated reruns on Adult Swim convinced the network to renew the show in 2004 for a fourth season, which began airing on May 1, 2005.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E10 March 22nd, 2009

Monk

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Comedy
Police procedural
Crime
Mystery
Comedy-drama
Drama

Official site

External resources

Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to 2009 and is primarily a police procedural series, and also exhibits comic and dramatic tones in its exploration of the main characters' personal lives. The series was produced by Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television in association with Universal Television.nThe series debuted on July 12, 2002, on USA Network. It was well received and continued for eight seasons, with the final season concluding on December 4, 2009. The series held the record for the most-watched scripted drama episode in cable television history from 2009 through 2012 with Mr.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E03 August 21st, 2009 Sheriff Fletcher

Nature

Program genre

Documentary film
News
Family

Official site

External resources

Nature is a wildlife television program produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It has been distributed to United States public television stations by the PBS television service since its debut on October 10, 1982. Some episodes may appear in syndication on many PBS member stations around the U.S. and Canada and on the Discovery Channel. This series currently airs on Wednesday on PBS.nNature is one of the most watched documentary series in the world. It is a weekly one-hour program that consists of documentaries about various animals and ecosystems. The on-camera host of the first season was Donald Johanson, with voice-over narration by George Page. Starting with the 1983 season George Page became both the on-camera host and the narrator until the series' 19th season in 2000. Since then, Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham has frequently narrated episodes, as has ecologist Chris Morgan.nNature is one of the few programs in television history that has won and has been nominated for the same number of Emmy Awards during its longevity. In 1986, host George Page was nominated for best Outstanding Individual Achievements in Informational Programming.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S25-E05 January 28th, 2007

The Simpsons

Program genre

Animation
Comedy
Television comedy
Family

Official site

External resources

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition.nThe family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with the producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the network's first series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season.nSince its debut on December 17, 1989, the show has broadcast 555 episodes, and the 26th season began on September 28, 2014.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 May 9th, 1991

seaQuest DSV

Program genre

Drama
Action
Science Fiction
Adventure Film
Family

External resources

seaQuest DSV is an American science fiction television series created by Rockne S. O'Bannon. It originally aired on NBC between 1993 and 1996. In its final season, it was renamed seaQuest 2032. Set in the near future;
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 October 24th, 1993 Pierre
Helaine Head

TV programs produced

1. Danny

Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
1
30 min.
22 min.
September 28th, 2001 October 5th, 2001

Wikipedia

Check Daniel Stern on wikipedia.

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