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Contents
Articles
Woody Harrelson
1
Wildcats (film)
8
Cool Blue
10
Mickey's 60th Birthday
12
Killer Instinct (film)
14
L.A. Story
15
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
17
Doc Hollywood
20
Ted & Venus
22
White Men Can't Jump
24
Cheers
28
Indecent Proposal
43
Natural Born Killers
46
The Cowboy Way (film)
58
I'll Do Anything
60
Money Train
63
The People vs. Larry Flynt
66
Kingpin (film)
70
The Sunchaser
73
Wag the Dog
75
Welcome to Sarajevo
79
The Thin Red Line (1998 film)
83
Palmetto (film)
94
The Hi-Lo Country
96
Play It to the Bone
98
EDtv
100
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
103
Grass (1999 film)
111
Anger Management
113
Go Further
117
Scorched (film)
119
After the Sunset
123
She Hate Me
127
North Country (film)
131
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
136
The Big White
139
Free Jimmy
142
A Scanner Darkly (film)
148
A Prairie Home Companion (film)
156
The Walker
160
No Country for Old Men (film)
162
Battle in Seattle
174
The Grand (film)
178
Nanking (film)
181
Semi-Pro
185
Sleepwalking (film)
191
Transsiberian (film)
194
Surfer, Dude
198
Management (film)
201
Seven Pounds
204
The Messenger (2009 film)
209
Zombieland
213
2012 (film)
223
Defendor
232
Bunraku (film)
236
Woody Boyd
243
References
Article Sources and Contributors
245
Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors
251
Article Licenses
License
253
Woody Harrelson
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Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson, April 2007
Born
Woodrow Tracy HarrelsonJuly 23, 1961Midland, Texas, U.S.
Occupation
Actor
Years active 1985–present
Spouse
Nancy Simon (1985–1986)
Laura Louie (2008–present)
Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor and comedian.
Harrelson's breakthrough role came in the television sitcom Cheers as bartender Woody Boyd. Notable film
characters include basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump, bowler Roy Munson in Kingpin, serial
killer Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers, magazine publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt, country
singer Dusty in A Prairie Home Companion, bounty hunter Carson Wells in No Country for Old Men, zombie killer
Tallahassee in Zombieland, blind piano player/meat salesman Ezra Turner in Seven Pounds, conspiracy nut Charlie
Frost in 2012, a delusional man who believes that he is a superhero named Defendor in Defendor and Cpt. Tony
Stone in The Messenger. For The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger, Harrelson earned Academy Award
nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.
Early life
Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, the son of Diane Lou (née Oswald) and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who
divorced in 1964; he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett. Harrelson's father, who was a contract killer, was arrested
for the killing of Federal Judge John H. Wood, Jr., who was shot and killed by rifle fire in 1979 in San Antonio.[1]
His father was convicted and eventually died during his life sentence in maximum security prison.[1]
Harrelson grew up in Lebanon, Ohio with his mother. Harrelson attended Lebanon High School, working through
much of high school as a wood-carver at Kings Island amusement park. He later attended Hanover College in
Hanover, Indiana, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He received a bachelor of arts in theater
arts and English in 1983.
Woody Harrelson
Career
Television career
Harrelson is widely known for his work on the NBC sitcom Cheers. He played bartender Woody Boyd, who
replaced Coach (played by Nicholas Colasanto, who died in the third season). He joined the cast in 1985 for season
four and lasted eight seasons (1985–1993) on the show. For this role, Harrelson was nominated for five Emmy
Awards, winning once in 1989. His character of Boyd was from Hanover, Indiana, the town where Harrelson
attended college.
In 1999, Harrelson guest-starred in the Cheers spin-off success Frasier, in which he reprised the role of Woody
Boyd. Harrelson was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for this
performance.
He appeared in several 2001 episodes of Will and Grace as Grace's new boyfriend.
In the November 12, 2009 episode of the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, Harrelson was interviewed by
Stephen Colbert to promote his movie The Messenger. In response to Colbert's questioning of his support for the
troops, Harrelson agreed to let Colbert shave his head on camera.
On June 6, 2010, Harrelson took part playing in Soccer Aid 2010 for UNICEF UK at Old Trafford in Manchester,
UK. The match was broadcast live on UK's ITV television. After being brought on a substitute for Gordon Ramsay,
Harrelson took the final penalty in the penalty shootout, following a 2-2 draw after 91 minutes. Despite being
initially unaware of exactly from where his kick had to be taken, Harrelson scored to win the game for "The Rest of
the World" team, beating England for the first time since the tournament began. When later interviewed he claimed
that he "didn't even remember the moment of scoring".
Movie career
While still working on Cheers, Harrelson pursued a film career. His first movie had been Wildcats, a football
comedy in 1986 with Goldie Hawn. Harrelson reunited and became friends with Wesley Snipes and starred with him
in the box-office hits White Men Can't Jump and Money Train.
In 1993 he had a starring role opposite Robert Redford and Demi Moore in the drama Indecent Proposal, which
earned him a worst supporting actor Razzie Award. After that film's success, Harrelson played Mickey Knox in
Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers and Dr. Michael Raynolds in the Michael Cimino film The Sunchaser. In 1996,
he starred in the comedy Kingpin alongside Randy Quaid and Vanessa Angel.
Harrelson's career gained great momentum when he starred in the Milos Forman film The People vs. Larry Flynt, in
which he played Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film was a success and Harrelson's performance
was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor.
After that, Harrelson was cast in more serious film roles. He starred in the 1997 war film Welcome to Sarajevo and
also in 1997 had a featured role as Sergeant Schumann in Wag the Dog. In 1998, Harrelson starred in the thriller
Palmetto and played Sergeant Keck in The Thin Red Line, a war film nominated for seven Academy Awards in
1999.
Harrelson made other films such as The Hi-Lo Country and portrayed Ray Pekurny in the comedy EDtv. Also in
1999, he appeared as boxer Vince Boudreau in the Ron Shelton film Play It to the Bone.
Harrelson didn't appear in movies again until 2003 when he co-starred as Security Guard Gary in the comedy film
Anger Management. He appeared in the action film After the Sunset and the comedy She Hate Me.
In 2005, Harrelson was in The Big White and North Country. Also in 2005 he appeared as Kelly Ryan, husband of a
contest-obsessed woman in the film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. Harrelson made two films in 2006, the
animated film version of Free Jimmy and also A Scanner Darkly. In 2007 he played Carter Page III, gay escort of
privileged Washington D.C. women, in the film The Walker.
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Woody Harrelson
In the Oscar-winning 2007 crime thriller No Country for Old Men, Harrelson had a small but key role as Carson
Wells, a bounty hunter. The film won Best Picture and Best Director for Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Harrelson also
won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast, along with Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and
Kelly Macdonald.
In 2008, Harrelson appeared in several films, among them the Will Ferrell basketball comedy Semi-Pro and the Will
Smith stark drama Seven Pounds.
In 2009, Harrelson received significant praise for his performance as Captain Tony Stone in The Messenger. In what
many critics considered to be his best role, Harrelson was nominated for a Satellite Award, an Independent Spirit
Award, a Golden Globe Award a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Harrelson has also won the Best Supporting Actor award in the 2009 National Board of Review award ceremonies
and received accolades from various critics' societies.
Also in 2009, he co-starred in the horror comedy Zombieland and Roland Emmerich's 2012 as Charlie Frost, a man
who warns of the end of the world.
Stage career
In 1999 Harrelson directed his own play, Furthest from the Sun, at the theater de la Juene Luene in Minneapolis. He
followed next in Roundabout's Broadway rival at the N. Richard Nash played The Rainmaker in 2000, Sam
Shepard's The Late Henry Moss in 2001, John Kolvenbach's On an Average Day opposite Kyle MacLachlan in
London's West End in the fall of 2002, and in the summer of 2003, Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of
Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth at the Berkley Street Theater. In the winter of 2005/2006 Harrelson returned
to London's West End, starring in Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana at the Lyric Theater.
Personal life
In 1985, Harrelson married Nancy Simon, daughter of playwright Neil Simon, in Tijuana. The two intended to
divorce the following day, but the storefront marriage/divorce parlor was closed when they had returned to it, and the
two remained married for ten months.[2]
On December 28, 2008, Harrelson married Laura Louie, his girlfriend since 1987. The couple have three daughters,
Deni Montana (born February 28, 1993), Zoe Giordano (born September 22, 1996), and Makani Ravello (born June
3, 2006). When announcing Makani's birth, the couple referred to the three as their "goddess trilogy". Laura is his
former assistant and a co-founder of Yoganics, an organic food delivery service.[3]
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Advocacy work
Harrelson is an enthusiast and supporter for the
legalization of marijuana and hemp, but does not
consider himself to be an activist for that cause.[4] [5] On
June 1, 1996, he was arrested in Lee County, Kentucky,
after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to
challenge the state law which did not distinguish
between industrial hemp and marijuana. Harrelson won
the case. Since 2003, Harrelson serves as a member on
NORML's advisory board.[6]
Harrelson is also an environmental activist. He once
scaled the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco with
members of North Coast Earth First! group to unfurl a
banner that read, "Hurwitz, Aren't ancient redwoods
more precious than gold?" in protest of Maxxam
Inc/PALCO CEO Charles Hurwitz, who once stated,
"He who has the gold, makes the rules".[4]
Woody Harrelson in 2004
He once traveled to the west coast in the U.S. on a bike and a domino caravan with a hemp oil-fueled biodiesel bus
with The Spitfire Agency (the subject of the independent documentary, Go Further) and narrated the documentary
Grass. Harrelson briefly owned an oxygen bar in West Hollywood called "O2". He is a peace activist, and has often
spoken publicly against the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Harrelson is also a vegan and raw foodist. He did not eat Twinkies
for his movie Zombieland, replacing them with vegan faux-Twinkies made from cornmeal.[7] In October 2009, he
was conferred an honorary degree by York University for his contributions in the fields of environmental education,
sustainability, and activism.[8]
In June 2010, Harrelson took part in Soccer Aid at Old Trafford to raise money for UNICEF. Harrelson played for
the "Rest of the World" team, playing in the last 15 minutes, and scored the winning goal in the penalty shootout
following a 2-2 draw during normal time.[9]
He now lives on Maui, Hawaii, in a mostly self-sustained community. Neighbors include Kris Kristofferson and
Willie Nelson.[10]
Filmography
Year
Film
Role
Notes
1986 Wildcats
Krushinski
1987 Bay Coven
Slater
1988 Cool Blue
Dustin
Direct-to-video
Mickey's 60th Birthday
Woody Boyd
TV-Movie
Killer Instinct
Charlie Long
TV Movie
Harris' Boss
Cameo
Lou the Lamb
Cameo
1990 L.A. Story
Mother Goose Rock 'n'
Rhyme
film debut
Woody Harrelson
1991 Doc Hollywood
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Hank Gordon
Homeless Vietnam
Veteran
Cameo
Billy Hoyle
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with
Rosie Perez)
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
(shared with Wesley Snipes)
Woody Boyd
NBC special
1993 Indecent Proposal
David Murphy
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Demi Moore)
Razzie Award for worst supporting actor
1994 Natural Born Killers
Mickey Knox
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with
Juliette Lewis)
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
(shared with Juliette Lewis)
Ted & Venus
1992 White Men Can't Jump
Cheers: Last Call!
The Cowboy Way
Pepper Lewis
I'll Do Anything
Ground Zero Hero
1995 Money Train
Charlie
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt
Larry Flynt
Kingpin
Roy Munson
The Sunchaser
Dr. Michael Reynolds
1997 Wag the Dog
Welcome to Sarajevo
1998 The Thin Red Line
Sgt. William Schumann
Jordan Flynn
Sgt. Keck
Palmetto
Harry Barber
The Hi-Lo Country
Big Boy Matson
1999 Play It to the Bone
Vince Boudreau
EDtv
Ray Pekurny
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Himself
Shagged Me
Grass
2003 Anger Management
Himself
Himself
Scorched
Jason 'Woods' Valley
She Hate Me
Cameo
Narrator
Galaxia/Security Gary
Go Further
2004 After the Sunset
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion
Picture Drama
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding
Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Stanley "Stan" P. Lloyd
Lenald Power
documentary
Woody Harrelson
2005 North Country
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Bill White
The Prize Winner of
Defiance, Ohio
Leo "Kelly" Ryan
The Big White
Raymond "Ray"
Barnell
2006 Free Jimmy
Roy Arnie (voice)
A Scanner Darkly
Ernie Luckman
A Prairie Home Companion
Dusty
2007 The Walker
Carson Wells
Battle in Seattle
Dale
The Grand
One Eyed Jack Faro
Nanking
Bob Wilson
Nominated — Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a
Cast in a Motion Picture
Ed Monix
Sleepwalking
Randall
Transsiberian
Roy
Surfer, Dude
Jack
Management
Jango
Seven Pounds
Ezra Turner
2009 The Messenger
English language version released in 2008
Carter Page III
No Country for Old Men
2008 Semi-Pro
Limited
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Captain Anthony 'Tony' Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Stone
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Body of Work
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best
Supporting Actor
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best
Supporting Actor
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best
Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor –
Motion Picture
Nominated — Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best
Supporting Actor
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion
Picture
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best
Supporting Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding
Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for
Best Supporting Actor
Zombieland
Tallahassee
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Body of Work
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best
Supporting Actor
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2012
Charlie Frost
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Body of Work
Woody Harrelson
2010 Defendor
Bunraku
7
Arthur Poppington
The Bartender
References
[1] "Woody Harrelson's Father Dies in Prison" (http:/ / www. cbsnews. com/ stories/ 2007/ 03/ 21/ entertainment/ main2592684. shtml).
Associated Press. CBS News. 2007-03-21. .
[2] "Woody Harrelson" (http:/ / www. hollywood. com/ celebrity/ Woody_Harrelson/ 196697). hollywood.com (http:/ / www. hollywood. com/ ).
2007. . Retrieved 2007-09-09. "whimsically married in Tijuana in 1985 intending to divorce the following day, but when the couple returned
to the storefront marriage/divorce parlor, they found it closed because it was Sunday; marriage lasted 10 months; Harrelson would later tell
USA TODAY's Tom Green, "We had to get a summary dissolution through Jacoby and Meyers. I think at the time Neil was a little bit worried
I might try to go after her money."
[3] "Woody Harrelson Gets Married in Hawaii" (http:/ / www. usmagazine. com/ news/ woody-harrelson-gets-married). US Weekly. 2008. .
Retrieved 2008-12-30. "wife Laura Louie: born c. 1965; co-founded Yoganics, an organic food home delivery service in 1996"
[4] "Woody Harrelson – Cannabis activist and personal freedom supporter" (http:/ / www. e-stoned. com/ rec/ 79-Woody-Harrelson/ ).
e-stoned.com (http:/ / www. e-stoned. com/ ). 2007. . Retrieved 2007-09-09. "among other prominent activists opposed to marijuana
prohibition. He has consistently lent his celebrity status to the cause of reforming marijuana laws. Harrelson Backs Medical Pot Growers in
California"
[5] "Playboy Interview: Woody Harrelson" (http:/ / www. playboy. com/ articles/ playboy-interview-woody-harrelson/ index. html?page=2).
Playboy. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. October 2009. . Retrieved 2010-04-28.
[6] "NORML Advisory Board" (http:/ / www. norml. org/ index. cfm?Group_ID=5471). NORML. August 25, 2009. . Retrieved 13 September
2009.
[7] Woody harrelson Talks About Eating Faux Twinkies. Jimmy Kimmel Live (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=WIBQn3hZTN0&
feature=sub)
[8] Activist, actor Woody Harrelson receives honorary degree at York U convocation (http:/ / www. yorku. ca/ mediar/ archive/ Release.
php?Release=1750)
[9] (http:/ / www. timesonline. co. uk/ tol/ sport/ columnists/ giles_smith/ article7145548. ece)
[10] http:/ / www. imdb. com/ name/ nm0000437/ bio
External links
• Woody Harrelson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000437/) at the Internet Movie Database
• VoiceYourself (http://www.voiceyourself.com/)
• Woody Harrelson (http://www.tv.com/person/893/summary.html) at TV.com
Wildcats (film)
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Wildcats (film)
Wildcats
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Michael Ritchie
Produced by
Anthea Sylbert
Written by
Ezra Sacks
Starring
Goldie Hawn
Jan Hooks
Swoosie Kurtz
LL Cool J
Wesley Snipes
Woody Harrelson
Music by
James Newton Howard
Distributed by
Warner Bros.
Release date(s)
February 14, 1986
Running time
106 minutes
Country
United States
Language
English
Wildcats is a 1986 film starring Goldie Hawn and costarring Jan Hooks and Swoosie Kurtz. It also features LL Cool
J and is the film debut of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. They also appeared together in White Men Can't
Jump and Money Train.
Synopsis
Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn), is the daughter of a famed football coach who's dying to head her own team[1] .
When her wish is finally granted, Molly leaves her job coaching girl's track at an affluent High School (Prescott
High School) to take over a football team at an inner-city high school (Central High School)--the kind of place where
guard dogs are needed to patrol the campus. At first the new coach’s idealism and optimism are suffocated with
racial and gender prejudice, but eventually her overriding spirit begins to whip her unruly team into shape. At the
same time, she must also struggle to win a battle for the custody of her two young daughters. The real test for Molly
Wildcats (film)
comes when her Central High team faces Prescott in the city championship.
Filming
Wildcats used Lane Technical College Prep High School football stadium for some of their shots.
References
[1] Movie/TV helmets (http:/ / mghelmets. com/ movies. html)
External links
• Wildcats (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092214/) at the Internet Movie Database
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Cool Blue
10
Cool Blue
Cool Blue
Promotional poster
Directed by
Mark Mullin
Richard Shepard
Written by
Mark Mullin
Richard Shepard
Starring
Woody Harrelson
Ely Pouget
Hank Azaria
Editing by
Robin Katz
Release date(s) February 27. 1990
Running time
Country
Language
93 minutes
United States
English
Cool Blue is a 1990 English language romantic comedy starring Woody Harrelson, Ely Pouget, and Hank Azaria and
directed by Mark Mullin and Richard Shepard. The film received an R rating by the MPAA.
Plot summary
The film is about an aspiring painter named Dustin who meets a woman named Christiane. Dustin is on a search for
love, sex, and inspiration. When Christiane dumps him and disappears as quickly as she dropped in, Dustin embarks
on an obsessive search in Southern California to find for her.
References
• Cool Blue [1] at the Internet Movie Database
• Cool Blue (1988) [2] at Reel.com [3]
Cool Blue
External links
• Cool Blue [1] at the Internet Movie Database
References
[1] http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0094908/
[2] http:/ / www. reel. com/ movie. asp?MID=11483
[3] http:/ / www. reel. com
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Mickey's 60th Birthday
12
Mickey's 60th Birthday
Mickey's 60th Birthday
Directed by
Uncredited
Written by
Joie Albrecht
Scott Garen
Starring
Wayne Allwine
Russi Taylor
Tony Anselmo
Charles Fleischer
Distributed by Walt Disney Productions
Release date(s) November 13, 1988
Country
United States
Language
English
Preceded by
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday
Followed by
A Goofy Movie
Mickey's 60th Birthday is the 1988 television special broadcast on The Magical World of Disney on November 13,
1988 on NBC. As the title suggests, it was produced for the 60th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse character. Not
unlike Who Framed Roger Rabbit (which had been recently released at the time), much of the footage featured in the
film is live-action with newly-made animation (although some of the animation used for some scenes are made from
existing footage). It was rebroadcast on Disney Channel Europe on November 13, 2008 to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the special.
Synopsis
Mickey Mouse's 60th Birthday special is being taped and as his appearance in the show draws to a close, Mickey
finds himself trying to decide how he should present himself to his audience. Rummaging through an old trunk, he
finds the magic hat from The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of Fantasia and considers using it, but he is warned by
the sorcerer who owns the hat (who was not Yen Sid) that he shouldn't be using other people's magic when he has his
own. With that in mind, Mickey goes out on stage along with his birthday cake, provided by Roger Rabbit, who
realizes that he placed a stick of dynamite on the cake instead of a candle. In his attempt to put the dynamite out,
Roger ends up destroying the set, which prompts Mickey to use the magic from the hat to repair the damage. The
audience screams for more and Mickey agrees to do so, but when he does, he suddenly vanishes.
The sorcerer, furious that Mickey disobeyed his warning, punishes the Mouse by casting a spell on him in which
anyone he runs into fails to recognize him as Mickey Mouse. The Mouse is then returned to the real world, where
he's found by Andy Keaton of Family Ties, who mistakenly believes him to be a good impression of the real thing.
Andy shows Mickey off to Mallory and Jennifer, but when they're not convinced, even Andy turns him down.
Dejected, Mickey goes to the bar from Cheers, only to realize he has no money to buy himself a drink. He then sings
the "Happy Birthday" song to Rebecca Howe, cheering her up so much that she takes him out to dinner and a movie.
Meanwhile, The Walt Disney Company has organized a search party to find the missing Mickey, which was reported
on a local news show. In the process, the reporters begin to suspect Donald Duck after being told of how upset he
was that he wasn't going to appear in Mickey's special. Their suspicions go even further when they find old footage
of Donald doing his own version of The Mickey Mouse Club theme song and Donald is soon arrested after he tries
(unsuccessfully) to testify his innocence (he claimed that the kidnapper was either Minnie Mouse, "the guy who
Mickey's 60th Birthday
framed Roger Rabbit", the Wicked Witch or Porky Pig). Donald is to be represented by the legal firm of McKenzie,
Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak. As they continue with their reports on the search, the reporters show various clip
montages of Mickey and various tributes people were putting out to him.
As the special nears its end, Mickey returns to Disneyland, where a custodian mopes over the fact that he can't see
any point in his profession if the guest of honor isn't going to show up for his own birthday party. Phylicia Rashad
then sings a song called "It's Magic", with Mickey accompanying the ensuing song-and-dance number. At this point,
the sorcerer reappears and tells Mickey that he's finally found his own magic inside him and thus breaks the spell.
Just as the sorcerer exits, Roger rushes up to Mickey and instantly recognizes him. The news of Roger having
"found" Mickey is brought to the news and the innocent Donald is released from jail just in time to join Mickey's
birthday celebration. Soon, a parade appeared, taking Mickey to the Disneyland Castle, where Minnie is. The parade
members threw him to the balcony of the castle to where she was at. Finally, Mickey & Minnie reunited after being
separated.
Also making cameo appearances are several reporters for NBC stations, including Sue Simmons of WNBC-TV.
Cast
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Carl Reiner as Mel Pollini
Wayne Allwine as Mickey Mouse (voice)
Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck (voice)
Charles Fleischer as himself and Roger Rabbit (voice)
John Ritter as Dudley Goode
Jill Eikenberry as Mia Loud
Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse (voice)
Brian Bonsall as Andy Keaton
Justine Bateman as Mallory Keaton
Michael J. Fox as Alex Keaton (in flashback clip)
Tina Yothers as Jennifer Keaton
John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin
Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Kirstie Alley as Rebecca Howe
Cheech Marin as the cleanerman in Disneyland
Peter Cullen as the Sorcerer
External links
• Mickey's 60th Birthday [1] at the Internet Movie Database
References
[1] http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0221395/
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Killer Instinct (film)
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Killer Instinct (film)
Killer Instinct
Directed by
Waris Hussein
Produced by
Conrad Bromberg
Stuart Millar
Written by
Conrad Bromberg
Starring
Melissa Gilbert
Woody Harrelson
Music by
Paul Chihara
Cinematography Robert Steadman
Editing by
Andrew Chulack
Distributed by
NBC
Release date(s)
November 22, 1988
Running time
93 minutes
Country
USA
Language
English
Killer Instinct, released on video as Deadly Observation, is a 1988 television film directed by Waris Hussein.
Plot
Charlie is a young attorney assigned to the case of Freddy, a violent and uncontrollable man, about to be released
from the hospital. Charlie doesn't think it is a good idea for a man with mental problems to be released and tries to
prove that, with the help of Dr. Lisa DaVito. Her career is in jeopardy when he is eventually released and
immediately committed a murder.[1]
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Woody Harrelson as Charlie Long
Lane Smith as Dr. Butler
Kevin Conroy as Dr. Steven Nelson
References
[1] Review summary (http:/ / movies. nytimes. com/ movie/ 130220/ Killer-Instinct/ overview) The New York Times
External links
• Killer Instinct (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095443/) at the Internet Movie Database
L.A. Story
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L.A. Story
L.A. Story
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Mick Jackson
Produced by
Daniel Melnick
Written by
Steve Martin
Starring
Steve Martin
Victoria Tennant
Richard E. Grant
Marilu Henner
Sarah Jessica Parker
Music by
Peter Melnick
Cinematography
Andrew Dunn
Editing by
Richard A. Harris
Greg Le Duc
Studio
Carolco Pictures
Distributed by
TriStar Pictures
Release date(s)
February 8, 1991
Running time
95 minutes
Country
USA
Language
English
L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Mick Jackson and written by Steve Martin, who
also stars in the film. Set in Los Angeles, California, it tells the story of Harris K. Telemacher (Martin), an L.A.
weatherman who falls in and out of love with the aid of a talking freeway sign which arguably speaks for the city
itself. Over the years since its initial release, L. A. Story has acquired a strong underground and cult following. The
movie is both a romantic comedy and a satire and celebration of life and L.A. culture. Three songs by Enya, "On
Your Shore" and "Exile" (from Watermark) and "Epona" (from Enya), can be heard in this motion picture.
L.A. Story
Plot
Steve Martin plays Harris K. Telemacher, a news meteorologist living in Los Angeles. He is in a meaningless
relationship with his girlfiend Trudi, played by Marilu Henner, and wants to find some meaning and magic in his
life. At a luncheon with a group of friends, he meets Sara, a journalist from London played by Victoria Tennant with
whom he immediately becomes infatuated. Driving home that night, his car breaks down on the freeway and he pulls
over into the shoulder, only to realize that a freeway traffic condition sign is displaying messages intended solely for
him. The sign offers Harris cryptic advice on his love life throughout the movie. While he begins to fall for Sara, she
feels she has a commitment to her ex-husband, Roland, played by Richard E. Grant, with whom she has tentatively
pledged to reconcile. Afraid a relationship with Sara is impossible, Harris decides to go out with the ditzy blonde
SanDeE*, a wannabe spokesmodel, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, whom he met at a clothing store. After the date
with SanDeE*, Harris learns that Trudi has been cheating on him for three years with his agent; the revelation sets
him free. He decides to pursue his love interest in Sara, but this is still complicated by his relationship with SanDeE*
and by Sara's obligation to Roland. In the end he succeeds, with more help from the freeway sign.
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Steve Martin - Harris K. Telemacher
Victoria Tennant - Sara McDowel
Richard E. Grant - Roland Mackey
Marilu Henner - Trudi
Sarah Jessica Parker - SanDeE*
Susan Forristal - Ariel
Kevin Pollak - Frank Swan
Sam McMurray - Morris Frost
Patrick Stewart - Mr. Perdue, maitre d' at L'Idiot
Iman - lunch guest
There are also uncredited appearances from Chevy Chase, Woody Harrelson, Paula Abdul, Martin Lawrence, Rick
Moranis and Terry Jones. In addition, John Lithgow and Scott Bakula filmed scenes - respectively as a movie agent
and Harris's neighbour - but didn't appear in the final cut (although references to Lithgow's character remain in the
freeway shootout and the 'California Cuisine' lunch scenes).
Reaction
It has a 94% rating of top critics on Rotten Tomatoes. L.A. Story was voted as the 20th best film set in Los Angeles
in the last 25 years by a group of Los Angeles Times writers and editors with two criteria: "The movie had to
communicate some inherent truth about the L.A. experience, and only one film per director was allowed on the
list".[1]
References
[1] Boucher, Geoff (August 31, 2008). "The 25 best L.A. films of the last 25 years" (http:/ / www. latimes. com/ entertainment/ news/ movies/
la-ca-25films31-2008aug31,0,70218. htmlstory). Los Angeles Times. . Retrieved 2008-08-31.
External links
• L.A. Story (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102250/) at the Internet Movie Database
• L.A. Story (http://www.allmovie.com/work/27837) at Allmovie
• L.A. Story (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/la_story/) at Rotten Tomatoes
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Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (also Shelly Duvall's Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme or Shelly Duvall's Rock n'
Rhymeland) is a 1990 musical TV movie that aired on the Disney Channel starring Shelley Duvall as Little Bo Peep
and Dan Gilroy as Gordon Goose, the son of Mother Goose (Jean Stapleton) along with a star-studded supporting
cast of various other actors and musicians portraying a wide range of characters, mostly of Mother Goose Nursery
rhyme fame. The film deals with the events surrounding Gordon and Little Bo Peep, who, while still trying to find
her sheep, goes to Mother Goose's house for help, only to discover her sudden absence. Bo Peep and Gordon search
Rhymeland to flush out what has happened to Mother Goose, all the while watching as many Mother Goose
characters begin to mysteriously disappear.
Versions
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
This full and uncut version was released on VHS. Run time: 95 minutes
Shelly Duvall's Rock n' Rhymeland
This was a remixed and shortened version for TV. It contained a differing musical score and a few other scenes were
cut. Run time: 77 minutes
Changes for TV Version
Several edits and changes were made to the audio, musical score, and video for the TV edit. A non-comprehensive
list of some of these variations appears below:
• Parts of the movie play in a different order:
• Mary Had a Little Lamb
• Little Miss Muffet
• Jack & Jill
• Several scenes were completely cut:
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Old Mother Hubbard
Gordon Rearranging His Closet
Introductory Speech for Old King Cole
• On-screen lyrics during the "Gordon Won't You Come Out And Play" dungeon metal band scene are featured
with a "bouncing ball" format to follow along.
• Different musical score during the Crooked Man Chase, the Itsy Bitsy Spider scenes, and the Cow Jumped Over
the Moon scenes
• Alternative music mix for the Del Rubio Triplets opening "Hop To It"
• Alternative Intro to Bobby Brown's "Three Blind Mice"
• More present and different musical score, with background music playing through most of the film as opposed to
various non-musical moments in the uncut version.
• The End Credits: The uncut version features an original song while the made for tv version features a longer
version of Little Richards "Party With The King"
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Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
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Cast of Characters
The film features an all-star cast including:
Actor
Role
Harry Anderson
Peter Piper
Cyndi Lauper
Mary (of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Brian Bonsall
Michael
Elayne Boosler
Mother Hubbard
Bobby Brown
Three Blind Mice
Shelley Duvall
Little Bo Peep
Art Garfunkel
Georgie Porgie
Teri Garr
Jill (of Jack and Jill)
Dan Gilroy
Gordon Goose
Woody Harrelson
Lou the Lamb (of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Deborah Harry
Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
David Leisure
Newscaster / Game Show Host
Little Richard
Old King Cole
Neill Gladwin
Crooked Man & His Dog, Happy 1 & 2
Stephen Kearney
Crooked Man & His Dog, Happy 1 & 2
Howie Mandel
Humpty Dumpty
Cheech Marin
Carnival Barker
Van Dyke Parks
Minister of Merriment
Katey Sagal
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
John Santucci
All the King's Men (of Humpty Dumpty)
Garry Shandling
Jack (of Jack and Jill)
Paul Simon
Simple Simon
Jean Stapleton
Mother Goose
Brian Setzer
Georgie Porgie's House Band
Lee Rocker
Georgie Porgie's House Band
Slim Jim Phantom
Georgie Porgie's House Band
Ben Vereen
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Billy Gibbons
Three Men in a Tub
Dusty Hill (billed as "Joe Hill") Three Men in a Tub
Frank Beard
Three Men in a Tub
Pia Zadora
Little Miss Muffet
Dan Albert
Special Guest Appearance
Bob Bolser
Special Guest Appearance
Stephen Bray
Special Guest Appearance
Vance Colvig Jr.
Special Guest Appearance
Charlotte Crossley
Special Guest Appearance
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
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Paul Daniels
Special Guest Appearance
Elena Del Rubio
Special Guest Appearance
Milly Del Rubio
Special Guest Appearance
Warren DeMartini
Special Guest Appearance (metal band musician in dungeon scene)
Jennifer Evans
Special Guest Appearance
Eddie Gilroy
Special Guest Appearance
Niki Harris (as Niki Haire)
Special Guest Appearance
Johnny Hayden
Special Guest Appearance
Seymour Heller
Special Guest Appearance
William Holden Jr.
Special Guest Appearance
Randy Jackson
Special Guest Appearance
Matthew Leslie
Special Guest Appearance
Peter Leslie
Special Guest Appearance
Terrence Lindholm
Special Guest Appearance
Debra Crandle Parson
Special Guest Appearance
Tim Torrance
Special Guest Appearance
Dweezil Zappa
Special Guest Appearance
External links
• Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme [1] at the Internet Movie Database
References
[1] http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0100192/
Doc Hollywood
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Doc Hollywood
Doc Hollywood
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by
Michael Caton-Jones
Produced by
Deborah D. Johnson
Marc Merson
Neil B. Shulman
Susan Solt
Written by
Neil B. Shulman
Laurian Leggett
Jeffrey Price
Peter S. Seaman
Daniel Pyne
Starring
Michael J. Fox
Julie Warner
Woody Harrelson
Bridget Fonda
David Ogden Stiers
Frances Sternhagen
Music by
Carter Burwell
Cinematography Michael Chapman
Editing by
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly
Distributed by
Warner Bros.
Release date(s)
August 2, 1991
Running time
104 min.
Language
English
Doc Hollywood is a 1991 American romantic comedy film based on the book, What? Dead Again?, by Dr. Neil
Shulman. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson and Bridget Fonda. It was directed by
Michael Caton-Jones.
Doc Hollywood
Plot
Dr. Benjamin Stone is a hotshot young doctor who longs to leave the drudgery of the emergency room and finally
leaps at his chance at more money and less work on the West Coast. On his last day, Ben's relationship with his
co-workers is presumed to be anything but a warm one. None of his colleagues will join him for a drink, and a cake
in his honor has an iced portion of the phrase "Good riddance, asshole" sliced out.
Ben's cross-country drive in a 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster to become a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon is interrupted
when he crashes in the rural hamlet of Grady, South Carolina. The crash is through the fence of local judge Evans,
who sentences him to community service at a nearby hospital. Ben offers to pay for the fence, but the stern judge
increases his community service each time he talks back.
Defeated, he reports to the hospital, where Nurse Packer humbles him by ordering him to clock in and out, as would
a factory worker.
Though upset, Ben finds his clinic work much more laid-back than the emergency room. His are simple cases such
as spots before the eyes (from an elderly patient not cleaning her glasses), fishing hook impalings, and even reading
mail for a young illiterate couple, whose baby he later delivers.
The experience also humbles Ben when he mistreats a case of mitral valve regurgitation leading to late cyanosis in
the child. The town's elderly and idiosyncratic doctor, Aurelius Hogue, orders Ben to give the boy a Coca-Cola.
Dismissing Hogue's treatment as quackery, Ben calls for a helicopter to transport the boy to another facility in
Athens, Georgia, to see a heart specialist. Hogue learns the boy had chewed his father's tobacco and explains the
carbonic acid component of the soda would stop the pain.
The two doctors finally bond when Ben saves Hogue after he suffers a near-fatal heart attack. Since Hogue is
retiring, Ben is urged by the folksy locals to stay -- it pays only $35,000 a year (a fair amount of money with a low
cost of living) but is made tempting by his budding romance with a tomboyish ambulance driver, Vialula, better
known as "Lou". She is a single mother to a four-year old girl, the product of a relationship she had with a former
husband while living in New York.
Ben confides that he grew up in a small town in rural Indiana, where his parents lived and died, and can't see himself
confined to a small town.
Lou is also pursued by Hank Gordon, a local insurance salesman. Hank waits for Ben at the mayor's lakeside lodge,
where Ben has been staying. Ben expects a fight, but Hank explains that though he can't give Lou what Ben can, he's
still a better man for her. Ben comes to realize he's not selfless enough for a life with Lou and plans to not see her
anymore.
Ben finishes his community service and is free to go to California after his car is fixed. He shows signs of maturity
from his experience in Grady and has become attached to his patients. Putting career first, he leaves.
On the west coast, Ben's new boss Dr. Halberstrom hires him at the interview, thanks to an unexpected letter of
recommendation from Hogue. But Ben quickly tires of the superficiality of Beverly Hills. He's surprised by Nancy
Lee and Hank, who have fled Grady to come to California. Hank tells Ben he took his own advice to "do what a
man's gotta do." Ben, seeing an opportunity at true happiness, returns to Grady, hoping to patch things up with Lou,
who takes him back.
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Michael J. Fox as Dr. Benjamin Stone
Julie Warner as Vialula/"Lou"
Woody Harrelson as Hank Gordon
Bridget Fonda as Nancy Lee Nicholson
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Aurelius Hogue
George Hamilton as Dr. Halberstrom
David Ogden Stiers as Mayor Nick Nicholson
Frances Sternhagen as Lillian
Reception
The movie got a mixed reception.[1] [2]
References
[1] "MOVIE REVIEW `Doc Hollywood': Southern Exposure" (http:/ / articles. latimes. com/ 1993-12-01/ entertainment/
ca-62783_1_doc-hollywood). The Los Angeles Times. . Retrieved 2010-11-03.
[2] "Another `Doc` Finds Happiness" (http:/ / articles. chicagotribune. com/ 1991-08-30/ entertainment/
9103050081_1_doc-hollywood-julie-warner-ben-stone). Chicago Tribune. . Retrieved 2010-11-03.
External links
• Doc Hollywood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101745/) at the Internet Movie Database
Ted & Venus
Ted & Venus is a 1991 film directed by Bud Cort. This comedy is written by Bud Cort and Paul Ciotti, and features
and all-star cast including Brian Thompson. The original music is composed by David Robbins.
The film was initially released theatrically in the United States on December 20, 1991.[1] and on home video in 1993.
On March 1, 2005, the film was released on DVD in Canada by Legacy Entertainment, but in full frame format and
without any bonus material. The DVD has since been discontinued, and as of 2010, there are currently no plans for a
new DVD of the film.
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Bud Cort as Ted Whitley
James Brolin as Max Waters
Kim Adams as Linda Turner
Carol Kane as Colette
Pamella D'Pella as Gloria
Brian Thompson as Herb
Rhea Perlman as Grace
Woody Harrelson as Homeless Vietnam Veteran
Martin Mull as Ted's Attorney
Roberta Wallach as District Attorney
Timothy Leary as Judge William H. Converse
Tricia O'Neil as Judge Katherine Notch
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Vincent Schiavelli as Publisher
Andrea Martin as Bag Lady
Cassandra Peterson as Lisa
Tracy Reiner as Shelly
Arleen Sorkin as Marcia
Pat McCormick as Marcia's Elderly Boyfriend
Gena Rowlands as Mrs. Turner
Lily Mariye as Rose
Bettye Ackerman as Poetry Award Presenter
John Blyth Barrymore as Patient #1
Rob Moran as Patient #2
Zoe R. Cassavetes as Waitress with Attitude
Chad Taylor as Chainsaw Juggler
Joe Paul as Wino
Tamara De Treaux as Park Bench Lover
Peter Koch as Cop #1
Norma Maldonado as Cop #5
Reviews
• Variety.com [2]
• Thepronegunman’s Weblog [3]
• Screaming Stoner Video [4]
References
[1] http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0103057 /releaseinfo
[2] http:/ / www. variety. com/ review/ VE1117795505. html?categoryid=31& cs=1& p=0
[3] http:/ / apronegunman. wordpress. com/ 2008/ 08/ 25/ ted-and-venus-bud-corts-lost-paean-to-harold-and-maude/
[4] http:/ / s-s-v. freehostia. com/ 98-04/ ss_rev_07. html#Ted
External links
• http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103057/maindetails
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