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Sam Wanamaker

Sam Wanamaker

Birthdate: June 14, 1919

Deathdate: December 18, 1993

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Samuel Wanamaker  (14 June 1919 – 18 December 1993) was an American film director and actor and is credited as the person most responsible for the modern recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. He is father to actress Zoë Wanamaker. Description above from the Wikipedia article Samuel Wanamaker, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia ...detailed bio


Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

David Merrill (De Niro), a director in 1950s Hollywood, returns from abroad to find that a rising tide of McCarthyism and the Red Scare has led to his not being allowed to work in films. He will only be allowed to direct once he implicates colleagues as Communist agents. He must decide whether to...

Judgment in Berlin (1988)

American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)

After saving a group of cosmonauts whose spaceship is jeopardized by a rogue satellite, Superman visits his hometown of Smallville disguised as Clark Kent, and checks in on the now uninhabited farm where he grew up. In an empty barn, he uncovers the space-capsule that brought him to Earth, and re...

Baby Boom (1987)

J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a driven Manhattan career woman (nicknamed the "Tiger Lady") whose fast-paced lifestyle leaves her with no time for romance or relaxation, though she derives pleasure from her frantic schedule and demanding job. She works as a management consultant and lives with an i...

Sadie and Son (1987)


Raw Deal (1986)

On December 16, 1985, in a remote wooded cabin a mob informant with information on Luigi Patrovita, the strongest of the Chicago Mafia Dons, is being protected by FBI bodyguards. They are ambushed by a hit squad armed with automatic weapons who brutally slaughter the bodyguards and the witness. O...

Deceptions (1985)

Deceptions is a 1990 drama film starring Nicollette Sheridan, Harry Hamlin and Robert Davi. It was directed by Ruben Preuss and written by Ken Denbow and Richard Taylor. The film received a nomination for a CableACE Award for "best international dramatic special or movie. AllRovi reviewer Linda R...

The Aviator (1985)

The film begins in 1918, at a US Army Air Corps flying school where Edgar (Christopher Reeve) is a flight instructor giving a young pilot landing instruction. During one of the landing attempts, the plane crashes and the young pilot is killed, though Edgar survives. Ten years pass, and Edgar has...

Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

The film begins with media attention surrounding Casey Brodsky's (Drew Barrymore) decision to divorce her parents and have her nanny, Maria Hernandez, become Casey's legal guardian, which results in her parents, Albert and Lucy Brodsky, being brought out of their self-absorbed lives and made to t...

The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)

A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.

Private Benjamin (1980)

Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) is an American woman who joins the U.S. Army after her new husband (Albert Brooks) dies on their wedding night during sex. Duped by a sneaky recruiting sergeant, Jim Ballard (Harry Dean Stanton), who lets her believe military life to be more glamorous than it is, she h...

The Competition (1980)

Paul Dietrich is an extremely gifted but disillusioned classical pianist, running out of time to prove himself. He logically believes that the time has come to give up performing in piano competitions and accept a salaried position as a music teacher at a school. Against his better judgment, Paul...

From Hell to Victory (1979)

From Hell to Victory is a European Macaroni-War film directed in 1979 by Umberto Lenzi. The movie was a co-production between Italy (where it was released as Contro 4 bandiere), France (where is known with the title De l'enfer à la victoire) and Spain (where is known as De Dunkerke a la victoria).

Holocaust (1978)

Overview Details This groundbreaking miniseries explores a decade in the lives of the members of an extended Jewish family and a German lawyer who becomes a Nazi officer. As the horrific events of the holocaust unfold, all will face unthinkable decisions and fates. Featuring a superb cast that ...

Death on the Nile (1978)

The film begins with a meeting between wealthy heiress Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles) and her close friend Jacqueline de Bellefort (Mia Farrow). Jackie wants her fiancé, Simon Doyle (Simon MacCorkindale), to work for Linnet, but he and Linnet have a whirlwind affair and end up marrying. While hone...

The Sell-Out (1977)

The CIA, the KGB and the Mossad scheme to eliminate Gabriel Lee, a former CIA agent who defected to the Soviet Bloc but left Eastern Europe to travel to Israel. He seeks his old mentor Sam Lucas for help. Lucas is now running an antiquities store in Jerusalem with his mistress Deborah who was Gab...

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

Sinbad (Patrick Wayne), sailor and Prince of Baghdad, moors at Charak, intent on seeking permission from Prince Kassim to marry Kassim's sister, Princess Farah (Jane Seymour). He quickly gets used to the city and its people, but finds it under curfew. When he shelters in a nearby tent, he is atta...

Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

In a retelling of the Frank Capra film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin) is appointed a United States Senator to fill out the remaining term of another Senator. It is hoped that he will quietly vote the party line, but his term in the Senate runs into trouble when he propose...

Voyage of the Damned (1976)

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler"s Germany in a desperate fight for survival.

Catlow (1971)

Jed Catlow and Ben Cowan served together in the Civil War and became friends, but now Catlow is a thief and Cowan a marshal tracking him down. Catlow is accused of rustling the wealthy rancher Parkman's cattle. Parkman has hired a vicious gunfighter, Orville Miller, to kill Catlow. Offering to tu...