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Movies with Olympia Dukakis

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The Idolmaker

Genres: Romance, Drama, Biography

Year: 1980

Country: USA

Director: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Joe Pantoliano, Tovah Feldshuh, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Bright, Peter Gallagher, Ray Sharkey, John Aprea

Available Quality: Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 6.4

The Idolmaker is a 1980 American musical drama starring Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land, Tovah Feldshuh and Joe Pantoliano.

 

I Love Trouble

Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance

Year: 1994

Country: USA

Director: Charles Shyer

Starring: Dan Butler, Julia Roberts, Nora Dunn, Nick Nolte, Saul Rubinek, James Rebhorn, Robert Loggia

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod

IMDB Rating: 5

She's green and eager. He's seasoned and jaded. They're reporters for rival Chicago newspapers assigned to cover the same story. He offers tips and advice; she scoops him. Then, their snappy patter, repartee, and ripostes get romantic even as their competitive juices overflow. Will corrupt scientists at a chemical company whose goats give cancer-causing milk kill the cub and the columnist, or will they escape with their lives and their by-lines to hear wedding bells?

 

Mr. Holland's Opus

Genres: Drama, Music

Year: 1995

Country: USA

Director: Stephen Herek

Starring: William H. Macy, Joanna Gleason, Olympia Dukakis, Terrence Howard, Jay Thomas, Alicia Witt, Jean Louisa Kelly

Available Quality: Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Glenn Holland is a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his 'spare time', he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. As Holland discovers 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success.

 

Day on Fire

Genres: Drama

Year: 2006

Country: USA

Director: Jay Anania

Starring: Carmen Chaplin, Olympia Dukakis, Martin Donovan, Richard Bright, Noah Fleiss, Robert Khakh, Avi Tairy

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 4.4

The lives of a Palestinian journalist and a Jewish model become inextricably, and shockingly, intertwined after they meet by accident in New York.

 

Moonstruck

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Year: 1987

Country: USA

Director: Norman Jewison

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Julie Bovasso, Joe Grifasi, Leonardo Cimino, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Olympia Dukakis

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her late 30s whose husband died several years earlier in a bus accident, decides it's time to get married again. So she accepts the proposal of a nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri. Loretta is convinced her first marriage was cursed because she and her husband had gotten married at City Hall; this time, she's determined to do things right, even as she admits to her mother, Rose, that she's not really in love with Johnny. (To which Rose replies: "Good. When you love them, they drive you crazy, 'cause they know they can." Rose speaks from rueful experience; she suspects, with good reason,...

 

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Year: 2006

Country: USA

Director: Jonathan Frakes

Starring: Bob Newhart, Olympia Dukakis, Erick Avari, Gabrielle Anwar, Jonathan Frakes, Jane Curtin, Robert Foxworth

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.9

Only one film under his belt, and already Flynn Carsen (Noah Wylie) is talking like Indiana Jones. "Relax," he tells a companion before daringly retrieving an ancient artifact before it can be used for evil. "This kind of stuff happens to me all the time." A character of modest charms (much like this made-for-cable movie), Carsen is not your typical movie action hero. His brain serves him better than his brawn. Early on, his knowledge of vegetation plays a key role in a cliff-jumping escape from pursuing bad guys. Carsen, for those just tuning in, is a librarian at the Metropolitan Library, which secretly houses history's mythic artifacts, in...

 

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

Genres: Documentary, Biography, Short

Year: 2009

Country: USA

Director: Richard Shepard

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Gene Hackman, Carol Kane, Al Pacino, Olympia Dukakis, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 8

John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation.

 

Look Who's Talking Now

Genres: Comedy, Family, Romance

Year: 1993

Country: USA

Director: Tom Ropelewski

Starring: Danny DeVito, Olympia Dukakis, John Travolta, David Gallagher, George Segal, Diane Keaton, Lysette Anthony

Available Quality: DVD, iPod

IMDB Rating: 3.8

In this, the third film, it's the pets who do the talking. The Ubriacco's find themselves the owners of two dogs, Rocks, a street wise cross breed, and Daphne, a spoilled pedegree poodle. James has a new job, pilot to the sexy and lonely Samantha. Mollie's just lost hers and is stuck at home.

 

Look Who's Talking Too

Genres: Comedy, Family, Romance

Year: 1990

Country: USA

Director: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Mel Brooks, Bruce Willis, Elias Koteas, Olympia Dukakis, John Travolta, Damon Wayans, Gilbert Gottfried

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 4

This time, a new baby is on the way, and it's a girl. Wrapped together with the standard conflict between mother and father, Mikey engages in a bit of sibling rivalry with his new sister, voiced by Roseanne.

 

The Thing About My Folks

Genres: Comedy

Year: 2005

Country: USA

Director: Raymond De Felitta

Starring: Olympia Dukakis, Elizabeth Perkins, Lydia Jordan, Paul Reiser, Peter Falk, Marshall Efron, Ann Dowd

Available Quality: DVD, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip while dad and son explore their past, their relationship, and why Sam's wife might have left him. The road trip includes fishing, drinking, playing pool, sleeping under the stars, and frank discussion. Anger simmers close at hand, as do love and hope. Where Sam's wife is - and why she left - leads to the movie's resolution.

 

The Event

Genres: Drama

Year: 2003

Country: USA, Canada

Director: Thom Fitzgerald

Starring: Parker Posey, Don McKellar, Olympia Dukakis, Dick Latessa, Sarah Polley, Jane Leeves, Cynthia Preston

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.2

An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the most recent case, a suspicious apparent suicide, and her interviews with friends and family of the deceased trigger extensive and intricately interwoven flashbacks that reveal surprising facts about the man's life and death.

 

Working Girl

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Year: 1988

Country: USA

Director: Mike Nichols

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Nora Dunn, Joan Cusack, Olympia Dukakis

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.6

A witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle: Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess simply takes over her office, her apartment, even her wardrobe. She then creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her straight to the top - or finish her off for good.

 

In the Land of Women

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Year: 2007

Country: USA

Director: Jon Kasdan

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Kristen Stewart, Olympia Dukakis, Dustin Milligan, Adam Brody, Meg Ryan, Makenzie Vega

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Devastated over his breakup with his girlfriend, Carter Webb leaves L.A. to stay with his wacky Grandma in her suburban Detroit home, across the street from the Hardwicke family. As Carter struggles to reconcile his own inner conflicts, he is drawn into the pains and loves of the Hardwicke women -- all of whom, in their way, fall in love with Carter, and all of whom, in their way, help him find his way back.

 

Look Who's Talking

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Year: 1989

Country: USA

Director: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Bruce Willis, Olympia Dukakis, John Travolta, Don S. Davis, George Segal, Brenda Crichlow, Kirstie Alley

Available Quality: DVD, iPod

IMDB Rating: 5.6

Mollie is a single mum who's on the lookout for a reliable and normal boyfriend. Her son Mikey, (unbeknownst to her) seems to have a better idea of which of the men she dates would make a good father figure! If only she could understand him...

 

Mighty Aphrodite

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

Year: 1995

Country: USA

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Peter Weller, F. Murray Abraham, Olympia Dukakis, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Rapaport, Claire Bloom

Available Quality: DivX, DVD, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7

Sportswriter Lenny Weinrib and his wife adopt a baby from an anonymous mother. A few years pass, and Lenny starts to wonder about the woman. Curiosity quickly gets the better of him, so he steals files from the adoption agency and sets out to find her. He is eager partly because he wants to reunite mother and son, but mostly because he is neurotically obsessed with Greek tragedy (Is the mom a knockout? Will "Oedipus Rex" relive itself, with Lenny as Oedipus' father?). Of course Lenny is dismayed, maybe even terrified, to find that Linda, the mother, is a beautiful $200-an-hour prostitute. So that he can fashion the proper mother-son reunion a...

 

Away from Her

Genres: Romance, Drama

Year: 2006

Country: Canada

Director: Sarah Polley

Starring: Wendy Crewson, Alberta Watson, Olympia Dukakis, Julie Christie, Grace Lynn Kung, Deanna Dezmari, Gordon Pinsent

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. Now, in the oncoming twilight of their years, they are forced to face the fact that Fiona's "forgetfulness" actually is Alzheimer's Disease. After Fiona wanders away and is found after being lost, they agree she must go into a nursing home. For the first time in the five decades their relationship has spanned, they are forced to undergo a long-time separation since the nursing home has a "no-visitors" policy for the first 30 days of a patient's stay, so they can adjust to their new surroundings. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated...

 

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller

Year: 2004

Country: USA

Director: Peter Winther

Starring: Bob Newhart, Olympia Dukakis, Kelly Hu, Clyde Kusatsu, Jane Curtin, Noah Wyle, David Dayan Fisher

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.9

When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return. To do so, however, he enlists the service of a woman with exceptional martial arts skills - who becomes the enforcer in the relationship.

 

Jane Austen's Mafia!

Genres: Comedy, Crime

Year: 1998

Country: USA

Director: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Billy Burke, Philip Suriano, Olympia Dukakis, Carol Ann Susi, Christina Applegate, Tony Lo Bianco, Vincent Pastore

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 5.1

Young Vincenzo Cortino, son of a Sicilian postman, delivers a package for his father and accidentally sees something he should not see. In a donkey's, well, he is smuggled out of town, where he tries to reach a ship headed for America. There, Vincenzo works his way up to the top of the Mafia. One day, his youngest son makes a mistake and has to leave town. A little later, he ends up as a casino boss in Las Vegas. But the heads of the other families want old Don Cortino out of the way. So, they shoot him 47 times and send a *very* attractive woman to distract his son from his casino work. Will he fall for her or will he return to Diane, who, b...

 

Steel Magnolias

Genres: Romance, Drama

Year: 1989

Country: USA

Director: Herbert Ross

Starring: Daryl Hannah, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Kevin J. O'Connor, Sam Shepard

Available Quality: DivX, DVD, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon. Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle Depuy Desoto (who may or may not be married because her marriage may not be legal) is introduced to Truvy's customers as her new "glamour technician." While...

 
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