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Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley

Date of Birth: Jul 20, 1963

Country: USA

Biography: Frank Joseph Whaley is an American film and television actor known for his roles in independent films. Whaley made his film debut in 1987's Ironweed, and performed mostly in made-for-TV movies until 1989, when he appeared in Field of Dreams alongside Burt Lancaster and Kevin Costner, and Born on the Fourth of July alongside Tom Cruise. This latter film began a long collaboration with director Oliver Stone, including 1991's The Doors, in which he played Robby Krieger...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 51 (Actor), 4 (Director), 4 (Writer)

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    All That We Destroy (2019)
    A geneticist who fears her son may be a serial killer creates a group of clones to cure him of his violent tendencies. (imdb)
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    Wish Man (2019)
    One boy's wish changed a man. One man's wish changed the world. (imdb)
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    The Shed (2019)
    Stan lives with his abusive grandfather and tries to protect his best friend from high school bullies. When he discovers a murderous creature has taken refuge inside his tool shed, he tries to battle the demon alone until his bullied friend discovers the creature and has a far more sinister plan.
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    Warning Shot (2018)
    A single mother and her young daughter struggle to make ends meet until they inherit their family's farmhouse. When a business rival covets their water rights, the situation spirals out of control. (imdb)
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    Cold Moon (2016)
    A girl is murdered by a mask killer in Babylon, Florida in 1989 and a sheriff tries yo unveil the mystery while the grandmother of the girl is convinced of the identity of the killer.
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    Monster Trucks (2016)
    Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.
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    Luke Cage (2016)
    Luke Cage (2016) - TV Series
    Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
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    Madoff (2016)
    Madoff (2016) - TV Mini-Series
    The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history. (imdb)
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    Aftermath (2014)
    A dark comedy about one man's overreaction! Roma's (Anthony Michael Hall) perfect life unravels when his foreman goes missing and he chooses to fire the wrong guy.
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    Rob the Mob (2014)
    A Queens couple who specialize in robbing mafia social clubs stumble upon a score bigger than they could ever imagine, becoming targets of both the mob and the FBI in the process.
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    Janie Jones (2011)
    A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
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    As Good as Dead (2010)
    Seeking revenge for the murder of their religious leader, fundamental loyalists kidnap and torture the man they believe responsible.
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    The Cell 2 (2009)
    The Cell 2 (2009) - Direct-to-Video
    Barely escaping death at the hands of a killer who repeatedly revives his victims in order to draw out their agonizing ordeal, a woman uses her new-found psychic powers to get into the maniac's mind before he claims his next victim. (allmovie.com)
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    The Hottest State (2007)
    Days before his 21st birthday, William (Mark Webber), an actor, meets and quickly falls madly in love with Sara (Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno), a seductive yet elusive singer/songwriter. The film follows William from a Lower East Side tenement to a Mexican hotel room, to a snowbound weekend in Connecticut, and to a sweltering homecoming in the hottest state of all--Texas--in the pursuit of Sara. His stubborn and sweetly innocent quest to find someone who loves him as much as he loves her may not lead to happiness, but surely leads to newfound maturity. (THINKFilm)
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    Vacancy (2007)
    A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
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    Crazy Eights (2006)
    Circumstance brings six childhood friends together to face their past, and a secret they share. (imdb)
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    Where There
    A hapless grifter stands to inherit a small fortune from his estranged grandmother if he travels to Harmony. (imdb.com)
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    Mrs. Harris (2005)
    Mrs. Harris (2005) - TV Movie
    Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris. (imdb)
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    Detective (2005)
    Detective (2005) - TV Movie
    This hard-boiled drama based on Arthur Hailey's novel traces the efforts of Miami detective Malcolm Ainslie (Tom Berenger) to find the person responsible for a string of local murders, all of which make reference to the Bible. (Good thing the gumshoe used to be a priest.) Meanwhile, in his chaotic personal life, Ainslie's pressed to make a choice between his attractive young partner (Annabeth Gish) and his wife (Cybill Shepherd).
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    School of Rock (2003)
    Hell raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur Dewey Finn (Black) has been kicked out of his band. Desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. (Paramount)
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    A Good Night to Die (2003)
    Hit man August (Michael Rapaport) is in deep trouble with his mentor, Ronnie (Gary Stretch), after botching a hit. Having recruited August for the job, Ronnie must now find a way to right the situation before their boss takes care of it -- and them!
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    Red Dragon (2002)
    The first and most terrifying chapter in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. (Universal Pictures)
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    Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
    Ad executive Alan Oliver (Whaley), a man fed up with his job and series of empty, failed relationships finally realizes that romantic fulfillment is right under his nose in the person of Marissa Kiley (Gish), his best friend from kindergarten. (The Martindale Group)
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    The Jimmy Show (2001)
    Jimmy O'Brien works in the stockroom of a grocery store, where he is reminded of his powerlessness by his boss. Only his love for his wife offers him comfort, but their obligations to his invalid grandmother and a new baby stifle their dreams. It is not until open-mike night at the local comedy club that he allows himself to do what he needs to do: run off at the mouth.
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    Curtain Call (1999)
    A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment. (imdb)
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    Glam (1998)
    Traveling from the backwoods to Los Angeles to visit his cousin, a writer discovers a world of sex, drugs, crime and violence revolving around a beautiful young woman and her mobster boyfriend. (imdb)
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    When Trumpets Fade (1998)
    In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning (Ron Eldard) reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. Despite requesting a discharge on the grounds of mental disability, Manning is promoted to sergeant and assigned to lead a new platoon of young inductees. (imdb)
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    Buddy Faro (1998)
    Buddy Faro (1998) - TV Series
    A hip 60's detective brings his act into the 90's. (imdb)
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    Retroactive (1997)
    Karen has to take a ride in Frank's car. He's travelling with his wife, on his way to sell computer chips, which he obtained illegally. He suspects his wife is being unfaithful and tragic things happen, following a discussion. Karen escapes, reaching a lab where a scientist has discovered how to go back in time, and she returns by accident some minutes before the violent events. Then she tries to make things better, but things tend to become worse, as time cycles keep being repeated. (imdb)
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    You
    Comparisons between the films of Quentin Tarantino and older works, claiming that he borrow things from them without proper recognition.
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    Broken Arrow (1996)
    Nuclear warheads are stolen from the US military and a pilot and park ranger are forced to work together to try to recover them.
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    Bombshell (1996)
    Characters in a bio technological firm utilize nanotechnology (miniature, smart robots) to control others for their own good. (imdb)
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    The Winner (1996)
    A story about a man who can't seem to do anything but win at the tables in Vegas. This, of course, brings hustlers out of the woodwork intent on using him for financial gain. One of them is the man's brother who, incidentally, is trying to find who it was that killed their father, while still another is a woman who has schemes of her own. Couple all of this with drug kingpins and general thugs and you have a comedy with a fresh twist on surviving in Vegas. (imdb)
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    The Desperate Trail (1995)
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    After years of suffering under her beating husband, Sarah decides to no longer take any humiliation or battery and kills him. Marshal Speakes, her father in law sentences her to the Gallows. During a failed hold-up on the coach she escapes but Jack Cooper manages to steal the transported $2500 from her, which she would have needed to start a new life. She follows him to get it back. Soon they have to team up against the Marshal, who wants her dead badly, he doesn't mind breaking the law himself. (imdb)
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    Cafe Society (1995)
    A society playboy with a taste for the lowlife is set up for exploitation by an unscrupulous undercover cop and his shadowy political masters. (imdb)
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    Homage (1995)
    In the opening moments of this drama, we see a man brutally murder a woman. In the story that follows, we look back at the events that led up to this tragedy as the killer awaits trial. (msn.com)
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    Swimming with Sharks (1994)
    A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss. (imdb)
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    Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993)
    The story of the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in Russia, the turmoil following the assassination, raising her family, and coming to grips with the fact that she too may have been a pawn in a grand conspiracy. (imdb)
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    To Dance with the White Dog (1993)
    When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant. Sam takes the dog on a nostalgic journey which dramatizes the fulfillment he shared with his departed wife. (imdb)
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    Swing Kids (1993)
    The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US... (imdb)
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    Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992)
    During Gorbatchov's perestroika, Archer Sloan, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he becomes a pawn in a dangerous cat and mouse game for a black Madonna, a precious icon, which was stolen from Russian Orthodox clergy by the quickly rising, rich and corrupt Russian mafia, and then by a black market-girl he followed just as a flirt who didn't know herself what she nicked. (imdb)
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    Hoffa (1992)
    A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa. (imdb)
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    A Midnight Clear (1992)
    Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive... (imdb)
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    Career Opportunities (1991)
    Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home... (imdb)
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    The Doors (1991)
    The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison (imdb)
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    Cold Dog Soup (1990)
    Randy Quaid as the taxi driver drives Zen parables (Is time money - Is time the root of all evil?) into his passenger/protegee in a high-speed, idiosyncratic tour of their city's ethnic coteries. All the boy wants is to dispose of his date's dead dog Jasper and get back to the babe who's so hot she mutters darkly about being a Pressure Cooker: his conventional efforts are continually thwarted.
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    The Freshman (1990)
    Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. (imdb)
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    Field of Dreams (1989)
    "If you build it, he will come." With thes words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife Annie (Madigan), Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true. Along the way he meets reclusive activist Terence Mann (Jones), the mysterious "Doc" Graham (Lancaster), and even the legendary "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (Liotta). (Universal)
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    Little Monsters (1989)
    A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed. (imdb)
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    Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
    The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for. (imdb)
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    Alcatraz (2012)
    Alcatraz (2012) - TV Series