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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…
A History of ViolenceA History of Violence (2005) Recommended
Dir. David Cronenberg
Feat. Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris
An incisive take on the noir thriller from celebrated horror auteur David Cronenberg (EXISTENZ et al), in which a smalltown family man (Mortensen) is…
Empire Falls (TV Mini-series)Empire Falls (TV Mini-series) (2005)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Ed Harris, Paul Newman, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Conventional and well–handled drama series set in the once–booming factory town of Empire Falls, Maine, and mostly getting down in among…
Copying BeethovenCopying Beethoven (2006)
Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Feat. Diane Kruger, Ralph Riach, Ed Harris
Fictionalised account of the last year of Beethoven’s life which looks at the musical genius’ personal fall from grace and struggle for…
CleanerCleaner (2007)
Dir. Renny Harlin
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes
Noir–ish thriller stars Sam Jackson as an ex–cop–turned–crime–scene–cleaner who inadvertently finds himself…
National Treasure 2: Book of SecretsNational Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)
Dir. Jon Turtletaub
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger
Family adventure sequel joining up with a treasure hunter on a global quest for clues to prove his family's innocence over Abraham Lincoln's death. A…
Gone Baby GoneGone Baby Gone (2007) Recommended
Dir. Ben Affleck
Feat. Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman
Surprisingly gutsy and sure–footed urban crime drama from actor Ben Affleck, who stays behind the camera to direct his brother, Casey, as a…
AppaloosaAppaloosa (2008) Recommended
Dir. Ed Harris
Feat. Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renee Zellweger
Enjoyable "old–school" Western directed by Ed Harris, who also stars as an incorrigible marshal who is hired along with deputy Viggo Mortensen…
Once FallenOnce Fallen (2010)
Dir. Ash Adams
Feat. Brian Presley, Taraji P. Henson, Ed Harris
Credible portrait of a young drug–trafficker's struggle to adjust to life outside prison. Committed performances help disguise what is…
Way Back, TheWay Back, The (2010)
Dir. Peter Weir
Feat. Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell
A small group of multi–national prisoners escape a Siberian Gulag and make their way across five countries on foot in this survivalist epic…
VirginiaVirginia (2010)
Dir. Dustin Lance Black
Feat. Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Carrie Preston
Top–heavy Southern melodrama finds Jennifer Connelly as a schizophrenic single mom engaged in an ill–fated affair with a devoutly Mormon…
Salvation BoulevardSalvation Boulevard (2011)
Dir. George Ratliff
Feat. Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei
Lightweight spoofing of religious hysteria with stoner Kinnear taking the fall for a pastor after a meeting with a militant atheist goes awry.
Man on a LedgeMan on a Ledge (2012)
Dir. Asger Leth
Feat. Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell
An ex–con threatening to take his own life by jumping from a Manhattan high rise may in fact be a decoy to enable an elaborate jewel heist to…
Game ChangeGame Change (2012)
Dir. Jay Roach
Feat. Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris
Julianne Moore is uncanny as John McCain's notorious 2008 presidential running mate in this revealing biopic of Alaska Governor turned right wing…
Sweet VengeanceSweet Vengeance (2013)
Dir. Logan Miller, Noah Miller
Feat. Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs
January Jones plays the loving wife of a Mexican farmer who takes things into her own hands when the town's hostile and racist community make their…
Pain & GainPain & Gain (2013)
Dir. Michael Bay
Feat. Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Anthony Mackie
Michael Bay directs Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg in this all–American saga of beefcake personal trainers in over their heads in an…
Face of Love, TheFace of Love, The (2013)
Dir. Arie Posin
Feat. Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams
Annette Bening is superb in this otherwise carelessly melodramatic romance centred on a woman who falls in love with a man (Ed Harris) who's the…
SnowpiercerSnowpiercer (2013) Recommended
Dir. Joon-ho Bong
Feat. Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt
Korean maestro Bong Joon–ho's English language debut is a breakneck sci–fi thriller set on a perpetual motion train carrying the last…
Planes: Fire & RescuePlanes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
Dir. Robert Gannaway
Feat. Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen
Dusty, world–famous air racer, turns his attention to aerial firefighting in this fly–by–night sequel.
CymbelineCymbeline (Anarchy) (2014)
Dir. Michael Almereyda
Feat. Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich
After their edgy version of Hamlet (2000), Ethan Hawke and director Michael Almereyda re–team for one of Shakespeare's lesser–known…
Run All NightRun All Night (2015)
Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra
Feat. Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman
Liam Neeson moves both legs and fists as a professional hitman who must figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, or with his mob…
Westworld (TV Series)Westworld (TV Series) (2016) Recommended
Feat. Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Phenomenally popular science–fiction western series from creator Jonathan Nolan, set in a fictional theme park populated by android "hosts",…
Mother!Mother! (mother!) (2017) Aro Favourite
Dir. Darren Aronofsky
Feat. Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris
A polarising yet brilliant psychological horror bursting with allegorical detail, from visionary auteur/provocateur Darren Aronofsky. A couple's…
GeostormGeostorm (2017)
Dir. Dean Devlin
Feat. Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris
A designer of malfunctioning climate–control satellites tries to save the world from impending ecological disaster. The predictable plot and…
KodachromeKodachrome (2017)
Dir. Mark Raso
Feat. Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen
Heartfelt father–son road trip drama shot entirely on Kodak motion picture film. Jason Sudeikis plays a son who takes his father and his…

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