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Bill Murray

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Rutles, TheRutles, The (All You Need is Cash) (1978)
Dir. Gary Weis, Eric Idle
Feat. Michael Palin, John Belushi, Bianca Jagger
The mock–Beatles twist and "rut" in a spot–on piss–take of the Fab Four, led by Monty Python’s Eric Idle and making a…
MeatballsMeatballs (1979)
Dir. Ivan Reitman
Feat. Bill Murray
A laidback Bill Murray injects some meat into the summer camp cliche, here playing a trainee counselor in charge of a group of misfit stereotypes:…
Mr. Mike's Mondo VideoMr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979) Recommended
Dir. Michael O'Donoghue
Feat. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher
Notorious spoof of the Italian schockumentaries is the brain child of Saturday Night Live's oddball genius Michael O'Donoghue. Originally…
CaddyshackCaddyshack (1980)
Dir. Harold Ramis
Feat. Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray
Rude and crude golfing hi–jinks, often deliriously funny. Perhaps most famous for the infantile chocolate–bar in the swimming pool scene.
Where the Buffalo RoamWhere the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Dir. Art Linson
Feat. Bill Murray, Peter Boyle
In a piece of dream–casting, Bill Murray plays 'gonzo' journalist Hunter S Thompson, with Peter Boyle as his lawyer sidekick having a series of…
StripesStripes (1981)
Dir. Ivan Reitman
Feat. Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates
In a moment of weakness and despair, a slobbish Bill Murray enlists in the US Army and spends the rest of the movie humourously regretting the…
Rodney Dangerfield - No RespectRodney Dangerfield - No Respect (1981-1995)
Feat. Rodney Dangerfield, Tim Allen, Bill Murray
Weighty retrospective of comic legend Rodney Dangerfield's hilarious career highlights, with collaborative appearances by other big name comedy acts,…
TootsieTootsie (1982) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray
Much–loved classic, with unemployed actor Dustin Hoffman donning a dress to pay the bills. Unfortunately, his TV–soap character, Dorothy…
GhostbustersGhostbusters (1984) Recommended
Dir. Ivan Reitman
Feat. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Blockbuster supernatural comedy follows the lives of three flaky paranormal investigators who find themselves in countless gooey situations. The…
Razor's Edge, TheRazor's Edge, The (1984)
Dir. John Byrum
Feat. Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Denholm Elliott
Bill Murray is in early dramatic mode as a despondent WWI vet. embarking on a spiritual walkabout through India and the Himalayas. Written by…
ScroogedScrooged (1988)
Dir. Richard Donner
Feat. Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Alfre Woodard
Bill Murray is hilariously mean–spirited as a yuppie incarnation of Charles Dicken’s ‘Scrooge’ who eventually gets a change of attitude…
Ghostbusters 2Ghostbusters 2 (1989)
Dir. Ivan Reitman
Feat. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
A cash–in for sure, but as much fun as the original, with the paranormal pests here thriving on all the "bad vibes" of grumpy Manhattanites.…
Quick ChangeQuick Change (1990) Recommended
Dir. Bill Murray
Feat. Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid
Clever caper comedy features the most ingenious bank robbery ever staged. Rollicking fun with Bill Murray, Geena Davis and Randy Quaid.
What About Bob?What About Bob? (1991) Recommended
Dir. Frank Oz
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Murray
Psychiatrist Richard Dreyfuss is followed and endlessly harassed on his vacation by a lovable but neurotic Bill Murray. Wonderful lunacy ensues.
Saturday Night Live - 15th Anniversary SpecialSaturday Night Live - 15th Anniversary Special (1992)
Feat. Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks
Compilation of some of the best sketches from the first fifteen years of the US TV–show 'Saturday Night Live'. This programme was a training…
Mad Dog and GloryMad Dog and Glory (1992)
Dir. John McNaughton
Feat. Robert De Niro, Bill Murray, Uma Thurman
Wimpy cop Robert De Niro saves the life of smarmy mobster Bill Murray who then obliges him with the dubious services of one Uma Thurman for a week.…
Groundhog DayGroundhog Day (1993) Recommended
Dir. Harold Ramis
Feat. Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell
Bill Murray is perfectly cast as a cranky TV weatherman who gets stranded in a tin–pot town, where he wakes every day in the same day, over and…
Ed WoodEd Wood (1994) Aro Favourite
Dir. Tim Burton
Feat. Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker
Tim Burton, the eccentric visionary behind EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, PEE–WEE and BATMAN finds a soul mate in recounting the life of the world's…
KingpinKingpin (1996) Recommended
Dir. Pete Farrelly, Bob Farrelly
Feat. Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray
Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid go bowling for the makers of DUMB AND DUMBER. The gross–out slapstick is this time charged with edgy satire,…
Space JamSpace Jam (1996)
Dir. Joe Pytka
Feat. Michael Jordan, Bill Murray
Basketball star Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny slam dunk with other looney tunes and a host of midget aliens. Anarchic humour and a decent…
Larger Than LifeLarger Than Life (1996)
Dir. Howard Franklin
Feat. Bill Murray, Jeremy Piven, Linda Fiorentino
Bill Murray is a 'motivational speaker' who inherits an elephant from the father "he never knew he had". Thus begins a trans–continental…
Man Who Knew Too Little, TheMan Who Knew Too Little, The (1997)
Dir. Jon Amiel
Feat. Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley
Contrived spy comedy, in which a bumbling Bill Murray accidently inducts himself into various high level intrigues. Though nothing special, this…
RushmoreRushmore (1998)
Dir. Wes Anderson
Feat. Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams
Bamboozling minds everywhere is this oblique comedy from Wes Anderson (BOTTLE ROCKET), re–envisioning that Hollywood mainstay, Highschool USA,…
Cradle Will RockCradle Will Rock (1999)
Dir. Tim Robbins
Feat. John Cusack, Bill Murray, John Turturro
Caught between government paranoia and unionist principles in depression–era New York, a theatre troupe voice their dissent by attempting to…
Charlie's AngelsCharlie's Angels (2000)
Dir. McG
Feat. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu
TV's favourite female crimefighters get the big screen makeover. Not quite the phenomenon that were Farrah and co., contemporary imposters Drew…
HamletHamlet (2000)
Dir. Michael Almereyda
Feat. Ethan Hawke, Julia Stiles, Bill Murray
Setting Shakespeare’s play in the contemporary corporate world, the dir. of NADJA brings a fresh slant to the classic despite low–budget…
Osmosis JonesOsmosis Jones (2001)
Dir. Pete Farrelly, Bob Farrelly
Feat. Bill Murray, Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne
The Farrelly Bros (KINGPIN) take their comic fixation with bodily functions to extremes by setting this icky animation within the bowels of Bill…
Lost in TranslationLost in Translation (2003) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sofia Coppola
Feat. Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi
A coolly romantic and engaging tale of a “brief encounter” between two Americans stranded in Tokyo – a movie–star in midlife crisis…
Coffee and CigarettesCoffee and Cigarettes (2004)
Dir. Jim Jarmusch
Feat. Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop
A compendium of whimsical b&w shorts from lapsidaisical indie auteur Jim Jarmusch, set around various celebrity encounters over nicotine and…
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, TheLife Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004) Recommended
Dir. Wes Anderson
Feat. Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett
Another snorkle into the 'Cinema Absurd with Wes Anderson', delivering an intricate comedic conceit woven around a washed–up oceanographer…

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