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Herbert Ross

Director, Actor

Owl and the Pussycat, TheOwl and the Pussycat, The (1970)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Allen Garfield
Callgirl Barbra Streisand has a uniquely nutty affair with George Segal.
T.R. BaskinT.R. Baskin (1971)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Candice Bergen, Peter Boyle, James Caan
Candice Bergen plays a naive but enthusiastic young woman who runs away to Chicago in the hopes of finding a fulfilling romantic life and career, but…
Play It Again, SamPlay It Again, Sam (1972) Aro Favourite
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
Probably Woody Allen's funniest film is this tale of a nerdish film critic who is aided by the ghost of Bogart to find love after his wife divorces…
Funny LadyFunny Lady (1975)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand grows up and reprises her role in this sequel to FUNNY GIRL.
Sunshine Boys, TheSunshine Boys, The (1975)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Walter Matthau, George Burns
Two ageing comedians, known as the "Sunshine Boys" for 43 years together, have parted ways on unfriendly terms and have not spoken to each other in…
Goodbye Girl, TheGoodbye Girl, The (1977) Recommended
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason
One of writer Neil Simon's best comedies, contrives another odd couple into sharing a New York apartment: downheel actor Richard Dreyfuss and…
Turning Point, TheTurning Point, The (1977)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Shirley Maclaine, Anne Bancroft, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Rarely are ballet films quite so dramatically satisfying – if still laden with a few cliches – than this tale of two friends reuniting,…
California SuiteCalifornia Suite (1978)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith
Five couples converge on the Beverly Hills Hotel during ‘Oscar–week’ to play out various marital dramas. Likeable comedy assembles a…
Pennies from HeavenPennies from Heaven (1981) Recommended
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken
Dennis Potter’s provocative, 1930s–set melding of drama and musical is spot–on in this US version of the BBC TV–series, which…
I Ought to Be in PicturesI Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
A Hollywood writer whose career is in freefall has his life made even more complicated when his estranged daughter turns up at his door demanding a…
FootlooseFootloose (1984) Recommended
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Christopher Penn
Rock'n'roll city kid Kevin Bacon fights for his right to party in the face of small town conservatism in this infectious, under–rated musical…
ProtocolProtocol (1984)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus
Goldie Hawn plays a charmingly naive cocktail waitress who ends up employed at the White House after saving the president's life, in this…
Secret of My SuccessSecret of My Success (1987)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan
Michael J. Fox returns back to the present to climb the Wall Street corporate ladder.
Steel MagnoliasSteel Magnolias (1989)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah
Light comedy–come–tearjerker in which six Southern belles congregate at a beauty salon over several years.
My Blue HeavenMy Blue Heaven (1990)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
Steve Martin plays a mob informant who has trouble adapting to his new life–style in suburbia, arranged by FBI dweeb, Rick Moranis.
True Colours (1991)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs
Political drama in which John Cusack and James Spader's law school friendship turns to sour grapes when they graduate to Washington's corridors of…
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…
Boys On the SideBoys On the Side (1995)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore
Strangers hit the road together and share more in common than they expect. As disparate women–of–the–nineties the three stars keep…

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