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Christopher Walken

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Anderson Tapes, TheAnderson Tapes, The (1971)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam
An inventive, if over–ambitious thriller in which a master–thief (Connery) recently released from prison plans a difficult heist, without…
Next Stop, Greenwich VillageNext Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
Dir. Paul Mazursky
Feat. Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene
Cozy, semi–autographical coming–of–age from New York native Paul Mazursky, recounting with fondness the formative years of an…
RoselandRoseland (1977)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Geraldine Chaplin
Three separate but interlocking stories set in New York's famed dance palace, about people trying to essentially, 'find the right dance partner'.…
Deer Hunter, TheDeer Hunter, The (1978) Recommended
Dir. Michael Cimino
Feat. Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep
A grimly realistic portrait of how the atrocities of the Vietnam war have an effect on a group of friends. Robert De Niro heads a virtuoso cast in…
Heaven's GateHeaven's Gate (1980)
Dir. Michael Cimino
Feat. Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt
One of Hollywood's biggest financial disasters contributed to the demise of United Artists studios. Despite its flaws, this full–length version…
Dogs of War, TheDogs of War, The (1980)
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Christopher Walken, Colin Blakely, Tom Berenger
Frederick Forsyth's best–seller gets reasonably good treatment here, Christopher Walken playing a hard bastard mercenary hired by Big Business…
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…
Dead Zone, TheDead Zone, The (1983) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Cronenberg
Feat. Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Brooke Adams
A dynamite thriller based on one of Stephen King's best stories. Christopher Walken plays a clairvoyant, who after helping police with homicide…
BrainstormBrainstorm (1983)
Dir. Douglas Trumball
Feat. Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher
A ‘Hard Sci–fi’ fable about the development of a sensory experience device – ‘virtual reality’ in today’s…
At Close RangeAt Close Range (1985)
Dir. James Foley
Feat. Sean Penn, Christopher Walken
Sean Penn plays a wayward youth who reunites with his gangland father (Christopher Walken) with violent consequences. Sordid yet solid drama.
View to a Kill, AView to a Kill, A (1986)
Dir. John Glen
Feat. Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts
Roger Moore's final outing as agent 007. Evil billionaire industrialist Max Zorin (Walken) and his lethal associate May Day (Jones) plan to take over…
Biloxi BluesBiloxi Blues (1988)
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken
Famed scriptwriter Neil Simon (THE GOODBYE GIRL) here gives a semi–autobiographical account of his experiences in boot–camp during WW2,…
CommunionCommunion (1989)
Dir. Phillipe Mora
Feat. Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse
Based on the ‘experiences’ of novelist Whitley Strieber, who claimed multiple abductions by aliens, this has Christopher Walken whisked away for…
King of New YorkKing of New York (1990) Recommended
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes
A ruthless drug lord (Walken) is determined to resume his throne as the king of New York's underworld after five years behind bars. A vicious crime…
Comfort of Strangers, TheComfort of Strangers, The (1991)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Christopher Walken
Genuinely unsettling, if not ultimately coherent, tale of an English couple (Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson) in Venice who become the…
Sarah, Plain and TallSarah, Plain and Tall (Winter's End; Skylark) (1991-1999)
Dir. Glenn Jordan
Feat. Glenn Close, Christopher Walken
A beloved made–for–TV adaptation of Patricia MacLachlan's famous children's novel. A widowed farmer places an ad for a wife, with a…
MistressMistress (1992)
Dir. Barry Primus
Feat. Martin Landau, Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello
A movie movie about a struggling Hollywood writer whose ethics are violated on the hellish road to production by hack producers Martin Landau, Robert…
Batman ReturnsBatman Returns (1992) Recommended
Dir. Tim Burton
Feat. Michael Keaton, Danny De Vito, Michelle Pfeiffer
The lone Bat returns to defend Gotham City from Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and The Penguin (Danny De Vito). Everything you loved or loathed about…
Business Affair, ABusiness Affair, A (1993)
Dir. Charlotte Brandstom
Feat. Carole Bouquet, Christopher Walken, Jonathan Pryce
Would–be writer Carole Bouquet is caught between her husband (another struggling scribe) and publisher Christopher Walken. European…
True RomanceTrue Romance (1993) Recommended
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Gary Oldman
Precocious, ultra–violent black comedy from the pen of Tarantino in which comic–book–nerd Christian Slater transforms into…
Wayne's World 2Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Dir. Stephen Surjik
Feat. Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken
Party time for Mike Myers and Dana Carvey again in this not–quite–so–excellent sequel.
Pulp FictionPulp Fiction (1994) Aro Favourite
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Feat. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman
With just his second film, Quentin Tarantino not only became a household name but a massive cultural phenomenon. He miraculously surpasses…
Four Rules, TheFour Rules, The (Search and Destroy) (1995)
Dir. David Salle
Feat. Griffin Dunne, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken
Smalltime shark Griffin Dunne's obsession with self–help philosophy leads him into some tense encounters with Dennis Hopper and Christopher…
Wild SideWild Side (1995) Recommended
Dir. Donald Cammell
Feat. Anne Heche, Christopher Walken, Joan Chen
Bank exec Anne Heche moonlights as a hooker to service a debt and initiates a twisted game of role–playing with miscreants Christopher Walken…
Nick of TimeNick of Time (1995)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken
Johnny Depp strives for action–hero big time with this cliff–hanger played out in real time. Randomly singled out of a crowd, he must…
Prophecy II & III, TheProphecy II & III, The (1995-2000)
Feat. Christopher Walken
Two sequels in the 'PROPHECY' Series.
Prophecy, TheProphecy, The (1996)
Dir. Gregory Widen
Feat. Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Elias Koteas
Christopher Walken plays the Archangel Gabriel(!), spreading terror on earth on behalf of a private vendetta in heaven. X–FILES fans should…
Things to Do in Denver When You're DeadThings to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1996) Recommended
Dir. Gary Fleder
Feat. Andy Garcia, Christopher Walken, Gabrielle Anwar
Things get messy for 'good guy' Andy Garcia under the sadistic tutelage of crippled crime–boss Christopher Walken. Cool and confident…
Last Man StandingLast Man Standing (1996)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, Christopher Walken
Gunslinger Bruce Willis dishes up violent justice for two factions of bootleggers in an actioner that ropes in western, mob movie, film noir and even…
Funeral, TheFuneral, The (1996)
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Christopher Walken, Christopher Penn, Annabella Sciorra
Indie iconoclast Abel Ferrara delves deeper into the troubled psyches of men–on–the–edge with a brooding chamber–piece.…
BasquiatBasquiat (1996)
Dir. Julian Schnabel
Feat. Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Gary Oldman
The director sends a post–mortem loveletter to his friend and contemporary, Jean–Michel Basquiat, a celebrated but fragile New York black…
TouchTouch (1997)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Skeet Ulrich, Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken
Auteur of urban paranoia Paul Schrader opts for a lighter touch in this satirical roam through the vagaries of contemporary American religion and its…
Mouse HuntMouse Hunt (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Christopher Walken
Larger than life, very entertaining all–ages comedy follows the misfortunes of brothers Nathan Lane and Lee Evans, who inherit the family…
AntzAntz (1998) Recommended
Dir. Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Feat. Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone
Fully computer–animated family film takes best advantage of current technology, and successfully implants the voice and persona of Woody Allen…
TranceTrance (The Eternal) (1998)
Dir. Michael Almereyda
Feat. Christopher Walken, Jared Harris, Alison Elliott
Revision of Universal's horror classic THE MUMMY as a contemporary Gothic mood–piece set in coastal Ireland, an alcoholic American couple…
IlluminataIlluminata (1998)
Dir. John Turturro
Feat. Beverly D'Angelo, Susan Sarandon, Rufus Sewell
A backstage drama set in New York in the early 1900s, with Turturro as a playwright struggling to get his latest effort on stage. With a dozen…
Blast from the PastBlast from the Past (1999)
Dir. Hugh Wilson
Feat. Brendan Fraser, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek
Resurfacing after thirty years in a nuclear bunker, Brendan Fraser enters the outside world of the 1990s a wide–eyed innocent, a contrast…
Suicide KingsSuicide Kings (1999)
Dir. Peter O'Fallon
Feat. Christopher Walken, Denis Leary
Post–PULP FICTION black–comedy, that does better than most in juggling a crime setting, a mystery and various comical dialogues, with a…
Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow (1999)
Dir. Tim Burton
Feat. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
The oft–filmed short story 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is fashioned by illustrious iconoclast Tim Burton as the goriest, most…
America's SweetheartsAmerica's Sweethearts (2001)
Dir. Joe Roth
Feat. John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts
Self–satirising amusement wherein Hollywood “golden–couple–who–actually–hate–each–other”, Catherine…
Affair of the Necklace, TheAffair of the Necklace, The (2001)
Dir. Charles Shyer
Feat. Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Joely Richardson
Hilary Swank (BOYS DON’T CRY) wigs up as a penniless French aristocrat in pre–revolution times who conspires to defraud Cardinal Jonathon…
Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You Can (2002)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
A widely enjoyed but minor caper comedy “inspired by” the career of a teenage con man, who passed himself off as an airline pilot, doctor, and…
Plots with a ViewPlots with a View (Undertaking Betty) (2002) Recommended
Dir. Nick Hurran
Feat. Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts
Lunatic Welsh farce in which an unhappy Brenda Blethyn contrives with a besotted funeral director (Molina) to fake her own death so as to escape a…
Julius CaesarJulius Caesar (2003)
Dir. Uli Edel
Feat. Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken
A television feature which presents the life, reign and demise of Rome's first emperor. Rising from a family of minor administrators in the…
Kangaroo JackKangaroo Jack (2003)
Dir. David McNally
Feat. Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Estella Warren
A misadventure comedy ensues when two friends from Brooklyn, NY are forced to deliver mob money to Australia, only to see it 'stolen' by a kangaroo…
Welcome to the JungleWelcome to the Jungle (The Rundown) (2003)
Dir. Peter Berg
Feat. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken
Broadly enjoyable action–comedy in which 'retrieval expert' The Rock lands in the Amazon rainforest to rescue his employer's kidnapped…
GigliGigli (2003)
Dir. Martin Brest
Feat. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino
Famously derided as one of the worst films ever made, this cinematic failure finally proved to Hollywood that audiences don't care about $75 million…
Man on FireMan on Fire (2004)
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell
A hard–eyed revenge thriller which sees an alcoholic bodyguard (Washington) losing a 11–yr old girl he's assigned to protect in Mexico…
Stepford Wives, TheStepford Wives, The (2004)
Dir. Frank Oz
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken
Remade as a comedy, this glossy, satirical double–take on the spooky 70s thriller of the same name has man–eating TV executive Nicole…
EnvyEnvy (2004) Recommended
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz
Ben Stiller and Jack Black team together for the first time in a black comedy that, for all its waywardness, is refreshingly off the beaten track for…
Around the BendAround the Bend (2004)
Dir. Jordan Roberts
Feat. Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Michael Caine
Unusually quirky weepie, in which several generations of men are brought together unexpectedly for an extended attempt to grapple with the…
Wedding CrashersWedding Crashers (2005)
Dir. David Dobkin
Feat. Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken
Two friends (Wilson and Vaughn) are connected by their hobby of 'crashing' weddings during the summer nuptial season, purporting to be invited, in…
DominoDomino (2005)
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Delroy Lindo
Brash, hyperkinetic action rendition of the life and times of Domino Harvey (played by Knightley), the daughter of movie–star Laurence Harvey,…
Romance and CigarettesRomance and Cigarettes (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Turturro
Feat. James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet
Actor John Turturro wrote, directed and self–released this bawdy and often brilliant 60's–pop–anthem–fuelled comedy musical,…
ClickClick (2006)
Dir. Frank Coraci
Feat. Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken
Clever high–concept farce has Adam Sandler continue his recent low–key run playing a 'married & harried' architect who inadvertantly…
Man of the YearMan of the Year (2006)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney
Played for quick laughs, this political satire suitably casts Robin Williams as an affable, late–night talk show host who runs for President…
HairsprayHairspray (2007) Aro Favourite
Dir. Adam Shankman
Feat. John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
Sweet, plump Tracey Turnblad (newcomer Nikki Blonsky) twists and do–wops her way into her own dream – a place in the core cast of the…
Balls of FuryBalls of Fury (2007)
Dir. Ben Garant
Feat. Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez
Yet another in a recent wave of "sports spoof" comedies, this one, believe it or not, set in the Asian–infused world of extreme…
$5 A Day$5 A Day (Five Dollars a Day) (2008)
Dir. Nigel Cole
Feat. Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Sharon Stone
Lightweight comedy with the conservative son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joining his father on the road –– after being released from…
Maiden HeistMaiden Heist (2008)
Dir. Peter Hewitt
Feat. Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman, William H. Macy
Agreeable caper with three aging security guards conspire to steal the artwork they're supposed to be protecting. Intended as an affectionate…
Kill the IrishmanKill the Irishman (2011)
Dir. Jonathan Hensleigh
Feat. Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer
Based on the violent exploits of Shamrock career criminal Danny Greene – a union crook, loan shark heavy, and finally, organised crime boss in…
Dark HorseDark Horse (2011)
Dir. Todd Solondz
Feat. Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Mia Farrow
Todd Solondz's latest black comedy of discomfort, about a toy–obsessed thirty–something who enters into a relationship with a chronic…
Seven PsychopathsSeven Psychopaths (2012)
Dir. Martin McDonagh
Feat. Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson
Three Hollywood deadbeats incur the wrath of a violent gangster after kidnapping his beloved shih zhu in this stinging black comedy from IN BRUGES…
PerformancePerformance (A Late Quartet) (2012) Recommended
Dir. Yaron Zilberman
Feat. Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman
A celebrated string quartet in New York struggle to stay together through a combination of illness and relationship woes in this nuanced ensemble…
Stand Up GuysStand Up Guys (2012)
Dir. Fisher Stevens
Feat. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin
Three geriatric wiseguys strive to recapture their youth by engaging in a crime spree for nostalgia's sake. A surprisingly sweet, endearingly…
Jersey BoysJersey Boys (2014) Recommended
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza
Clint Eastwood brings the hit stage musical of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons' rise to stardom to the big screen.
Eddie the EagleEddie the Eagle (2016) Recommended
Dir. Dexter Fletcher
Feat. Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken
Feelgood biopic about the infamous British ski–jumper Eddie Edwards whose lack of athletic prowess and unlikely character charmed the world at…
Jungle Book, TheJungle Book, The (2016) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jon Favreau
Feat. Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley
An eye–popping, effects–driven take on the tale of Mowgli a young boy raised by wolves who's existence is threatened by the tiger Shere…
Family Fang, TheFamily Fang, The (2016)
Dir. Jason Bateman
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn
The Fang siblings, raised by performance artist parents, return home as adults with their own artistic careers in this art–world family…
Wild Mountain ThymeWild Mountain Thyme (2020)
Dir. John Patrick Shanley
Feat. Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm
John Patrick Shanley, who created MOONSTRUCK, brings his sweeping romantic vision to Ireland with Wild Mountain Thyme. The headstrong farmer Rosemary…

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