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Sydney Pollack

Director, Actor

This Property is CondemnedThis Property is Condemned (1966) Recommended
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson
A splendid Tennessee William's adaptation, where Redford plays a Railroad company official sent to close down a yard in a Southern small town during…
Scalphunters, TheScalphunters, The (1968)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Ossie Davis
A 'mountain' Western, with fur trapper Lancaster and ex–slave Davis teaming up to recapture a cargo of stolen pelts. The script aims at various…
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York
Excellent adaptation of a '30s novel considered too grim for depression–weary audiences. Jane Fonda gives a career–best performance as a…
Castle KeepCastle Keep (1969)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Anachronistic WWII film in which a ragtag squad of GI's, led by an eye–patched Burt Lancaster, hunker down in a medieval castle and try to halt…
Jeremiah JohnsonJeremiah Johnson (1972)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Redford, Will Geer
A counter–culture sensibility pervades this rugged wilderness western, about a mountain man whose distaste for civilization sees him go off the…
Way We Were, TheWay We Were, The (1973) Recommended
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand
A rich–kid aspiring novelist and a political activist go through the pleasure and pain of courtship and marriage through three decades.…
Yakuza, TheYakuza, The (1975)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura
Mitchum challenges the sword and secrets of the Japanese Mafia in this accomplished actioner written by Paul Schrader and Robert Towne.
Absence of MaliceAbsence of Malice (1975)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Sally Field, Paul Newman
Reporter Sally Feild smears innocent Paul Newman in this solid examination of ethics, power and corruption in the US media.
3 Days of the Condor3 Days of the Condor (Three Days of the Condor) (1975)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson
A polished thriller from the heyday of the 70s conspiracy genre, with Robert Redford as the hunted CIA operative who knows 'too much'. Going on…
Bobby DeerfieldBobby Deerfield (1977)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey
Solid, if overlong and overly sincere, drama about an American racing car driver (Pacino) who falls in love with a dying heiress. Not exactly…
Electric Horseman, TheElectric Horseman, The (1979)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine
Curious romantic western with Redford as a former rodeo star who turns his back on his lucrative gig advertising cereal, and heads off to the desert…
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…
Out of AfricaOut of Africa (1985) Recommended
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Meryl Streep, Robert Redford
Epic, elegant retelling of Karen Blixen's African memoirs. Winner of seven Oscars including Best Picture.
HavanaHavana (1990)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Redford, Lena Olin
A gracefully ageing Robert Redford seeks his fortune on the verge of the Cuban revolution, while romantic entanglement with Lena Olin has political…
Husbands and WivesHusbands and Wives (1992)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack, Liam Neeson
A Woody Allen 'art–imitates–life' parable about aging intellectuals with the twenty–year itch. Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack and Liam…
Firm, TheFirm, The (1993)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman
Tom Cruise ain't bad as a prodigal law graduate offered a six–figure salary with a prestigious but corrupt law firm. A reasonable meal is made…
SabrinaSabrina (1996)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond
Remake of the Hepburn–Bogart classic, the story of the chauffer's daughter who falls for the 'other' guy is tailored for a new generation,…
Random HeartsRandom Hearts (1999)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Kristin Scott Thomas, Harrison Ford
Both widowed by the same plane–crash, Kristen Scott Thomas and Harrison Ford put the pieces together and discover their respective spouses were…
Changing LanesChanging Lanes (2002) Recommended
Dir. Roger Michell
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Affleck, Toni Collette
After a rush hour fender–bender between lawyer Ben Affleck and insurance agent Samuel L Jackson, a tit for tat game of ‘get even’ for high…
Interpreter, TheInterpreter, The (2005) Recommended
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener
A topical thriller embroiled in the thorny issues of African politics (with obvious allusions to Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe), this is a slick,…
Sketches of Frank GehrySketches of Frank Gehry (2005)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Heaping praise on acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, Hollywood filmmaker Sydney Pollack crafts a loving, unashamed ode to his close friend and mentor…
Orchestra SeatsOrchestra Seats (Fauteuils d'orchestre) (2006)
Dir. Daniele Thompson
Feat. Cecile De France, Sydney Pollack
A fetching French soufflé with a keen eye for Parisian charms, this dainty bohemian offering follows an appealing ensemble cast headed by café…
Michael ClaytonMichael Clayton (2007) Recommended
Dir. Tony Gilroy
Feat. George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson
Razor–sharp legal thriller involving a sprawling class–action law suit and alleged cover–up, George Clooney plays a humble legal…
Made of HonourMade of Honour (2008)
Dir. Paul Weiland
Feat. Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd
Cushy romantic comedy in the spirit of MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, with a wealthy womaniser (Dempsey) asked to be maid of honour for his best chick…
Amazing GraceAmazing Grace (Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin) (2019) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott
Soul–shaking concert film featuring the mighty Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January…

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