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Richard Dreyfuss


American GraffitiAmerican Graffiti (1973) Recommended
Dir. George Lucas
Feat. Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss
Seminal coming–of–age comedy set in '62 spawned a hit TV show (Happy Days), a mega–selling soundtrack and boosted many careers.
Apprenticeship of Duddy KravitzApprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Dir. Ted Kotcheff
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss
A baby–faced Richard Dreyfuss excels as a pushy Jewish con–artist / entrepreneur in this teeming, energetic coming–of–age…
JawsJaws (1975) Aro Favourite
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw
Brilliantly executed, famously scary Spielberg pic about a killer fish. Spawned three forgettable sequels (also available!) and dozens of imitations.
InsertsInserts (1975)
Dir. John Byrum
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper, Bob Hoskins
Talky, tawdry film–within–a–film about a washed–up director (Dreyfuss) who inserts SUSPIRIA's Jessica Harper as a body double…
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Special EditionClose Encounters of the Third Kind - Special Edition (1977)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss' manic everyman is put to great use in this cathartic journey of a man making progressive contact with an alien spacecraft. Special…
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…
Stand by MeStand by Me (1986) Recommended
Dir. Rob Reiner
Feat. Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Stephen King adaptation has its darker moments, as four boys journey across 50s rural Maine to see a dead body, but a genuine feeling for childhood…
Down and Out in Beverly HillsDown and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Dir. Paul Mazursky
Feat. Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler
Street bum Nick Nolte moves in to the plush home of neurotic fat cat Richard Dreyfuss and family, to amply comedic effect.
StakeoutStakeout (1987)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe
Cops Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez run into some well–scripted comic entanglements on surveillance detail.
NutsNuts (1987)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton
Barbra Streisand must prove her sanity in order to stand trial for manslaughter. Richard Dreyfuss helps out with some heavy duty courtroom banter.
Tin MenTin Men (1987)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Danny De Vito, Richard Dreyfuss, Barbara Hershey
A bitter feud escalates between aluminum–cladding salesm en Danny De Vito and Richard Dreyfuss in the 1950s. Both chinwaggers are in their…
AlwaysAlways (1989)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman, Holly Hunter
Heartwarming fantasy about a deceased pilot whose spirit returns to help his best friend pursue the same career and lady.
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.
Once AroundOnce Around (1991)
Dir. Lasse Hallstrom
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Gena Rowlands
Richard Dreyfuss plays an abrasive, rich braggart who enters into an emotional tug–of–war with the family of fiancee Holly Hunter.
Prisoner of HonourPrisoner of Honour (1991)
Dir. Ken Russell
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Oliver Reed, Peter Firth
Fact–based story of a military official Alfred Dreyfuss who was wrongly convicted of espionage in the French army c1900. Richard Dreyfuss (no…
Lost in YonkersLost in Yonkers (1993)
Dir. Martha Coolidge
Feat. Mercedes Ruehl, Richard Dreyfuss
Neil Simon's laugh–and–cry theatre piece about two boys carted off to live with their eccentric rellies in '40s New York. Mercedes Reuhl…
Silent Fall (1994)
Dir. Bruce Beresford
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss
An autistic child is the only witness to a brutal murder. The job of bringing him out of his shell falls to discredited child psychologist Richard…
American President, TheAmerican President, The (1995)
Dir. Rob Reiner
Feat. Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen
Appealing romantic comedy in which Michael Douglas, in refreshingly light mode, plays a widowed Mr. President looking for a partner who'll love the…
Mr. Holland's OpusMr. Holland's Opus (1996)
Dir. Stephen Herek
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly
A would–be composer who settled for a career in teaching reflects on an inspirational life's work. Though steeped in nostalgic sentiment,…
Trigger HappyTrigger Happy (Mad Dog Time) (1996)
Dir. Larry Bishop
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Jeff Goldblum, Gabriel Byrne
Grinning mob–boss Richard Dreyfuss is fresh out of the asylum, gunning down wisecracking old friends and enemies alike. Old friends is indeed…
Night Falls On ManhattanNight Falls On Manhattan (1997)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Andy Garcia, Lena Olin
Poking around among the NYPD's rotten apples, this unsettling thriller gouges up about as much police corruption and moral dry–rot as you can…
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Dir. Todd Holland
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Lily Tomlin
Bristled anthropologist Richard Dreyfuss commits scientific fraud to help out with the career and mortgage, making films of an undiscovered New…
Fail SafeFail Safe (2000)
Dir. Stephen Frears
Feat. Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Richard Dreyfuss
A TV–movie with a difference, this remake of Sidney Lumet's 1964 feature, was acted and broadcast live on American TV, heightening the…
Old Man Who Read Love Stories, TheOld Man Who Read Love Stories, The (2001)
Dir. Rolf De Heer
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Timothy Spall, Hugo Weaving
Acclaimed Australian dir. De Heer seeks to transport his touch for creating dramatic fables into deepest Amazonia, with Dreyfuss playing a cranky…
Who is Cletis Tout?Who is Cletis Tout? (2002)
Dir. Chris Ver Wiel
Feat. Christian Slater, Richard Dreyfuss, Portia de Rossi
Shifty, light–headed crime caper features Christian Slater as a grifter mistakingly earmarked for death after he assumes the alias of a…
Coast to CoastCoast to Coast (2004)
Dir. Paul Mazursky
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, Selma Blair
Audience faves Judy Davis and Richard Dreyfuss play a married couple on the verge of divorce who take a road trip together in this witty but…
Silver CitySilver City (2004)
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. Chris Cooper, Danny Huston, Daryl Hannah
Oddly tangled satire of Bush–era American politics in which a George Dubya soundalike (Cooper) goes on the campaign trail in Colorado, while…
PoseidonPoseidon (2006)
Dir. Wolfgang Petersen
Feat. Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss
Pointless, but admittedly lean and racy, this remake of the 1970s disaster epic THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE is set aboard a giant cruise ship which is…
Tin Man (TV Mini-series)Tin Man (TV Mini-series) (2007) Recommended
Dir. Nick Willing
Feat. Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough
Futuristic, CGI–rich TV mini–series re–imagining the L. Frank Baum classic THE WIZARD OF OZ. Quirk bunny Zooey Deschanel (WEEDS,…
W.W. (Bush) (2008)
Dir. Oliver Stone
Feat. Josh Brolin, Richard Dreyfuss, James Cromwell
Oliver Stone examines the leadership of former U.S. President George W. Bush in this wayward, if strangely compelling account of the Texan’s…

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