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Dennis Quaid

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Breaking AwayBreaking Away (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid
Deftly scripted, immensely enjoyable tale of a group of college friends in small town America who have yet to decide what they'll do after graduating…
Long Riders, TheLong Riders, The (1980)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine
Sombre treatment of the perennial Jesse James/Cole/Younger–gang saga, starring real–life brothers Carradine, Keach and Quaid, does…
CavemanCaveman (1981)
Dir. Carl Gottlieb
Feat. Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long
Stone Age spoof in which a hairy Starr cavorts with various other grunting stars in a distant past ruled by dinosaurs. High quality production and…
BillBill (1981) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Page
Feat. Mickey Rooney, Dennis Quaid
Top–end telemovie with Mickey Rooney as a mentally retarded man struggling to find his place in the world after spending much of his life…
All Night LongAll Night Long (1981)
Dir. Jean-Claude Tramont
Feat. Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Dennis Quaid
Gene Hackman escapes the druggery of family life by shacking up with nutty Barbra Streisand in this uneven screwball comedy. Totally erratic,…
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.
DreamscapeDreamscape (1984)
Dir. Joseph Ruben
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer
Psychic Dennis Quaid treks through the dreams and nightmares of others, ultimately confronting the nihilistic visions of the President. Works well…
Enemy MineEnemy Mine (1985)
Dir. Wolfgang Petersen
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Louis Jr. Gossett, Brion James
Warmhearted Sci–Fi yarn with two space pilots on opposing sides in an intergalactic war crash landing on a desolate planet, and having to make…
InnerspaceInnerspace (1987) Recommended
Dir. Joe Dante
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan
The premise of FANTSTIC VOYAGE is comically reworked with a vastly different plotline involving a miniaturized Dennis Quaid is inadvertently injected…
Big Easy, TheBig Easy, The (1987) Recommended
Dir. Jim McBride
Feat. Ellen Barkin, Dennis Quaid
Highly enjoyable detective romp with Ellen Barkin and Dennis Quaid providing steamy moments both in and out of bed. A terrific cajun music score…
SuspectSuspect (1987)
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid
Solid courtroom thriller proffers Cher as the defence for derelict murder–accused Liam Neeson, who’s helped out by a juror who smells a rat…
D.O.A.D.O.A. (1988)
Dir. Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling
After being fed a slow poison, Dennis Quaid endeavours to find his killer before he meets his maker. Remake of the 1950 classic.
Great Balls of FireGreat Balls of Fire (1989)
Dir. Jim McBride
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin
Brash, but seriously–intentioned biopic of early rock'n'roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, who was equally famous for marrying his 13–year old…
Come See the ParadiseCome See the Paradise (1990)
Dir. Alan Parker
Feat. Dennis Quaid
An epic romance about a hot–headed unionist whose love affair with a Japanese American is torn apart when the state interns 100,000 Japanese…
Undercover BluesUndercover Blues (1993)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid
Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid star in this farcical thriller as husband–and–wife Private I's, forced to combat international…
Flesh and BoneFlesh and Bone (1993) Recommended
Dir. Steve Kloves
Feat. James Caan, Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan
Southern gothic mood piece with James Caan and Dennis Quaid as estranged father and son that share a sinister secret involving Meg Ryan. This won't…
Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp (1994)
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Feat. Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman
Lovingly crafted rendition of an oft–told legend is the first major flop in the careers of Costner and the director. Not a bad film, but the…
Something to Talk AboutSomething to Talk About (1995)
Dir. Lasse Hallstrom
Feat. Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall
The screenwriter of THELMA AND LOUISE penned this tale of a happily married woman (Julia Roberts) whose life is turned on its head when she discovers…
DragonheartDragonheart (1996)
Dir. Rob Cohen
Feat. Sean Connery, Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis
Medieval fantasy hokum highlighted by Sean Connery in drag! Drag–on, that is – the large lizard of legend variety. The sublime CGI…
Parent Trap, TheParent Trap, The (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. Nancy Meyers
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Lindsay Lohan
A–list entertainment for the pint–sizes is the Disney remake of their own Hayley Mills–as–twin–sisters favourite from…
Playing by Heart (1999)
Dir. Willard Carroll
Feat. Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Gillian Anderson
Ambitious multi–character film along the lines of SHORT CUTS, likewise set in the varying social strata of Los Angeles, but infused with…
Any Given SundayAny Given Sunday (2000)
Dir. Oliver Stone
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, LL Cool J
Tackling the subject of American football with trademark fervour, a mix of film stocks and some frantic editing, Oliver Stone delivers a…
FrequencyFrequency (2000)
Dir. Gregory Hoblit
Feat. John Caviezel, Dennis Quaid
Time–travel thriller tuned to an interesting premise – a NYPD cop speaks to his dead father via a ham radio. Features some…
TrafficTraffic (2000) Aro Favourite
Dir. Steven Soderbergh
Feat. Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones
A masterful, suitably complex address of the ‘drug problem’ and how it enslaves consumers, dealers, policy–makers and law–enforcers…
Dinner With FriendsDinner With Friends (2001)
Dir. Norman Jewison
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Greg Kinnear
Warm and unexpectedly insightful telemovie that depicts a series of eventful evening meals between two couples. Based on the prize–winning…
Far From HeavenFar From Heaven (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Todd Haynes
Feat. Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert
An exquisitely designed pastiche of 50s soap opera that mimics the look and acting style of vintage–movie melodrama but cleverly deviates by…
Rookie, TheRookie, The (2002)
Dir. John Lee Hancock
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez
Disney sports drama based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief but famous Major League Baseball career in 1999–2000.
Cold Creek ManorCold Creek Manor (2003)
Dir. Mike Figgis
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff
A middling twist on the city–folks–go–country thriller, with Quaid, Stone and family moving into a creaky old mansion with a bad…
Day After Tomorrow, TheDay After Tomorrow, The (2004)
Dir. Roland Emmerich
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dash Mihok
Another disaster–spectacle revival from the makers of "Independence Day" that sees scientist Dennis Quaid trying in vain to warn the world of…
Alamo, TheAlamo, The (2004)
Dir. John Lee Hancock
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric
Big–budget recasting of the fabled 'Battle of the Alamo' in 1836 between Texan (US) and Mexican forces, which marked a turning point in…
In Good CompanyIn Good Company (2004)
Dir. Paul Weitz
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson
Grappling with the personal dynamics and conflicts of corporate culture in a marketing department, this has a youthful upstart (Grace) promoted over…
Flight of the PhoenixFlight of the Phoenix (2004)
Dir. Jason Moore
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Miranda Otto
Workmanlike remake of the 1965 Aldrich near–classic, in which a plainload of oilworkers crashland in the desert (here the Gobi), leaving them…
Yours, Mine and OursYours, Mine and Ours (2005)
Dir. Raja Gosnell
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Rip Torn
A 'bigger is better' knock–off of CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (based on a 1968 comedy) in which two high school sweethearts (Quaid and Russo), both…
American DreamzAmerican Dreamz (2006)
Dir. Paul Weitz
Feat. Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Willem Dafoe
Although not fulfilling the audacious thematic ambitions signalled by its title, this media satire does conjure a watchably absurd vision of the US…
Vantage PointVantage Point (2008)
Dir. Peter Travis
Feat. Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid
Tipsy, time–swapping political thriller cribs liberally from RASHOMON and TV–terrorist heart–stopper 24 in congealing multiple…
Smart People Smart People (2008)
Dir. Noam Murro
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page
Dunderheaded dramedy focused on a widowed, misanthropic professor (Quaid) who awakens to life again after a hit to the head, only to discover that…
Express, TheExpress, The (2008)
Dir. Gary Fleder
Feat. Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid
Treacle–drenched sports biopic tells the story of Ernie Davis (Brown), a talented African–American football player, and his struggle…
G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Dir. Stephen Sommers
Feat. Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Rachel Nichols
SFX heavy live–adaptation of the popular toy franchise sees the G.I. Joe super–soldiers take on a corrupt arms dealer and the mysterious…
Horsemen, TheHorsemen, The (2009)
Dir. Jonas Akerlund
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Zhang Ziyi, Lou Taylor Pucci
Blood–soaked biblical thriller from dir. Akerlund (better known for his Lady Gaga music videos), with Dennis Quaid as a grizzled detective…
PandorumPandorum (2009)
Dir. Christian Alvart
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet
Two astronauts adrift in deep space awaken to find their vessel abandoned, possibly haunted, and with no memory of what happened. Paul…
LegionLegion (2010)
Dir. Scott Charles Stewart
Feat. Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black
Enjoyable apocalyptic hokum with diner patrons caught in a crossfire between gun–toting celestials on the eve of Armageddon. Paul Bettany plays…
Special Relationship, TheSpecial Relationship, The (2010)
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Hope Davis
The third in the trilogy of 'Tony Blair' movies scripted by Peter Morgan (following THE DEAL and THE QUEEN), this one examines the complex dynamics…
Soul SurferSoul Surfer (2011)
Dir. Sean McNamara
Feat. Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, AnnaSophia Robb
A courageous teenage surfing champ loses her arm after a shark attack, and must call upon all her strength and Christian faith to get back in the…
FootlooseFootloose (2011)
Dir. Craig Brewer
Feat. Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid
Kick off your Sunday shoes once more for this none–too–shabby remake of the eighties fave. Kenny Wormald is the city kid who just wants…
What To Expect When You're ExpectingWhat To Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Dir. Kirk Jones
Feat. Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks
Strictly one for those either expecting or rearing, this predictable rom–com via the rocky road of motherhood angles its jokes squarely at…
Words, TheWords, The (2012)
Dir. Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Feat. Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid
Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer whose conscience gets the better of him when a found manuscript he passes off as his own achieves great…
Playing for KeepsPlaying for Keeps (2012)
Dir. Gabriel Muccino
Feat. Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid
A womanising hunk (Gerard Butler, obviously) allows himself to be objectified by the soccer moms on a junior team he's coaching in order to win back…
Movie 43Movie 43 (2013)
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Common
Hollywood's enthusiasm for large ensemble comedies continues with this star–studded monstrosity, framed around a struggling director (Quaid)…
TruthTruth (2015) Recommended
Dir. James Vanderbilt
Feat. Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace
A multi–layered and incrementally tense newsroom docudrama that captures the controversy that befell Dan Rather and CBS after they broadcast an…
A Dog's PurposeA Dog's Purpose (2017)
Dir. Lasse Hallstrom
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, Josh Gad
One for the dog–lovers, this unashamedly sugary canine caper features a single dog reincarnated fives times and each time offering boundless…

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