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Ed Harris

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KnightridersKnightriders (1981) Recommended
Dir. George Romero
Feat. Ed Harris, Tom Savini
One–of–a–kind event follows the bizarre exploits of a travelling motor–cycle show who engage in medieval–style combat…
Right Stuff, TheRight Stuff, The (1983) Recommended
Dir. Philip Kaufman
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Fred Ward
A richly detailed, down–to–earth account of the lives of the first Americans to travel into space. Top ensemble cast.
Under FireUnder Fire (1983) Recommended
Dir. Roger Spottiswoode
Feat. Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman
A sterling drama concerning journalistic ethics in the mire of the Nicaraguan civil war. Nick Nolte is a photographer who is tempted into taking…
Alamo BayAlamo Bay (1985)
Dir. Louis Malle
Feat. Amy Madigan, Ed Harris
Gulf–coast fisherman clash with Vietnamese boat–people. Ry Cooder soundtrack.
Sweet DreamsSweet Dreams (1985)
Dir. Carol Rice
Feat. Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth
Sterling biopic of country singer Patsy Cline.
WalkerWalker (1988)
Dir. Alex Cox
Feat. Ed Harris, Rene Auberjonois, Peter Boyle
Harris is William Walker in an unwieldy, idiosyncratic account of the American adventurer's takeover of Nicaragua in 1855.
JacknifeJacknife (1989)
Dir. David Jones
Feat. Robert De Niro, Ed Harris
Vietnam vet Robert De Niro looks up old army buddy, Ed Harris.
Abyss, TheAbyss, The (1989) Recommended
Dir. James Cameron
Feat. Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
A spectacular 60 million dollar turkey that is, despite its absurd ending, a first class sci–fi thriller. Cameron's 'special edition' is…
State of GraceState of Grace (1990) Recommended
Dir. Phil Joanou
Feat. Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Ed Harris
Penn returns to his Irish mob roots in New York's Hell's Kitchen to find tenuous–at–best relations with the neighbouring Mafia. Oldman…
Glengarry Glen RossGlengarry Glen Ross (1992) Aro Favourite
Dir. James Foley
Feat. Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris
Gripping transposition of David Mamet's savage stageplay about ruthless real estate salesmen who reel under a do–or–die sales ultimatum.…
Needful ThingsNeedful Things (1993) Recommended
Dir. Fraser C. Heston
Feat. Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Amanda Plummer
This Faustian tale has Max Von Sydow (ironically) cast as the devil who trades special goods for diabolic favours. Stephen King's rambling novel…
China MoonChina Moon (1994) Recommended
Dir. John Bailey
Feat. Ed Harris, Madeleine Stowe
Contemporary film noir, replete with lust–struck fall–guy (Ed Harris), shadowy femme fatale (Madeleine Stowe), a murdered husband, and…
Apollo 13Apollo 13 (1995)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
An All–American true story in which Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon are astronauts aboard the ill–fated mission to the moon, while…
Just CauseJust Cause (1995)
Dir. Arne Glimcher
Feat. Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Ed Harris
Power–attorney Sean Connery defends a death row prisoner despite the evidence against him, and butts heads with Larry Fishburne, the cop…
NixonNixon (1995)
Dir. Oliver Stone
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Ed Harris
With almost Shakespearian gravitas, Anthony Hopkins portrays a flawed but fully–rounded Richard Nixon. Instead of the anticipated whitewash,…
Rock, TheRock, The (1996) Recommended
Dir. Michael Bay
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris
Amateur commando Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery square–up against a granite–faced Ed Harris, holding San Francisco to ransom with…
Eye for an EyeEye for an Eye (1996)
Dir. John Schlesinger
Feat. Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris
Grief and anger manifest in retribution for Sally Field as the mother of a murdered child who sees the killer released on a technicality. Weighty…
Absolute PowerAbsolute Power (1996)
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Judy Davis
Cat–burglar Clint Eastwood witnesses the US President murder his friend's wife after a bout of infidelity, and is hunted down by a deadly…
Truman Show, TheTruman Show, The (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Weir
Feat. Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Natascha McElhone
A brilliantly conceived script by expat–Kiwi whizz–kid Andrew Niccol (GATTACA) finds consummate direction in the hands of esteemed…
StepmomStepmom (1998)
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Julia Roberts, Ed Harris, Susan Sarandon
Career–distracted fashion photographer Julia Roberts grapples with husband Ed Harris and his family 'baggage': kids and severely judgemental…
Third Miracle, TheThird Miracle, The (1999)
Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Feat. Ed Harris, Anne Heche, Armin Mueller-Stahl
It's religious scepticism that's tested in this thoughtful drama, whereby a grizzled Ed Harris must judge the apparent healing touch of a dying…
PollockPollock (2000)
Dir. Ed Harris
Feat. Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Amy Madigan
The life of ‘Abstract Expressionist’ painter Jackson Pollock, is rendered with bold, heartfelt strokes by dir. Harris in his debut effort (also…
Enemy at the GatesEnemy at the Gates (2001) Recommended
Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud
Feat. Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz
A big–budget recreation of the crucial WWII battle of Stalingrad, in which Germans and Russians fought it out till there was a toll of over 1…
Beautiful Mind, ABeautiful Mind, A (2001)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris
This ‘true story’ of mental illness in academia is the kind of earnest gloss that’s tailor made for the ‘Academy’, but its Oscar glory for…
Buffalo SoldiersBuffalo Soldiers (2001)
Dir. Gregor Jordan
Feat. Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris
Broadly subversive drama set among the bored US Army Corp guarding West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Chiefly tracks…
Prime Gig, ThePrime Gig, The (2001)
Dir. Gregory Mosher
Feat. Ed Harris, Vince Vaughn, Julia Ormond
A soberly played drama–thriller, in which Vince Vaughn is drawn into a shady telemarketing scam operated by philosophising villain Ed…
Hours, TheHours, The (2002) Recommended
Dir. Stephen Daldry
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore
Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer–prize winning novel is brought to the screen with excellent performances, and though simplified and not for all…
Human Stain, TheHuman Stain, The (2003) Recommended
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise
An astute adaptation of a modern American classic, with a distinguished Anthony Hopkins and a blazing Nicole Kidman striking a surprising…
Masked and AnonymousMasked and Anonymous (2003)
Dir. Larry Charles
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, Bob Dylan
In a near–apocalyptic future America, a popular singer (Bob Dylan) sets out on a nationwide tour to revive his career before heading into a…
RadioRadio (2003)
Dir. Michael Tollin
Feat. Ed Harris, Cuba Jr. Gooding, Alfre Woodard
A semi–biographical sports drama based on the true story of a high–school football coach and a mentally challenged young man, James…

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