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John Cassavetes
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Date of Birth: Dec 9, 1929

Country: USA

Biography: John Nicholas Cassavetes was an American actor, screenwriter and filmmaker. He appeared in many Hollywood films. He is most notable as a pioneer of American independent film. His films are noted for their use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 44 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (35) | Director (12) | Writer (12)
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A Constant Forge (2000)
A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work. (imdb)
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Gloria (1999)
Everything about Gloria was big -- especially the trouble she was in. When she and a young boy are thrown together and must fight for their lives, Gloria quickly realizes that the only thing she knows about kids is that this one could get her killed. (Columbia Pictures)
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Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and is put in a psychiatric institution. Ten years later, Eddie is released and finds that Maureen has divorced him and is remarried with three children, one of whom is his little girl Jeanie. Eddie goes to reclaim his wife. (imdb)
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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
Despite its nearly four-hour running time, this is a uniquely personal look at movies from one of the late 20th century's great directors and film historians... (imdb)
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Anything for John (1993)
An intimate portrait of actor-writer-director John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to his genius for studying and depicting the human character. In-depth, candid interviews with his wife and muse Gena Rowlands as well as his most trusted friends and co-workers like Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassel, etc. Clips from Cassavetes' greatest films, and many rare photos illustrate this touching documentary. (imdb)
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Big Trouble (1986)
Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband. (imdb)
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Director Michael Ventura goes behind the scenes on the set of John Cassavetes' last written and directed movie, Love Streams (1984). (imdb)
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Love Streams (1984)
The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon (John Cassavetes) and his sister Sarah (Gena Rowlands)... (imdb)
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Marvin & Tige (1983)
Down-on-his-luck widower Marvin (John Cassavetes) meets Tige (Gibran Brown), an 11-year-old boy distraught in the wake of his mother's death. Despite a rocky introduction, Marvin soon develops a close bond with the youngster and decides to adopt him.
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The Haircut (1982)
The Haircut (1982) - Short Film
A businesseman (John Cassavetes) goes into a barber's for a quick haircut before a meeting. By the end of it, he has no care for the meeting he had to get to in fifteen minutes at all.
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Tempest (1982)
Philip Dimitrius's marriage is on the rocks; he searches for a more meaningful experience returning to his roots in Greece. While his wife is off gallivanting with a Greek tycoon, Philip falls for the footloose Aretha. (imdb)
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The Incubus (1981)
Weird sex killings seem to be following the pattern of an ancient demon ritual. (Chas. Balun)
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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Ken Harrison is an artist that makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck... (imdb)
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Gloria (1980)
Jack Dawn and his family are eliminated by the mob, because he was their accountant and was feeding information to the FBI... (imdb)
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The Fury (1978)
A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities. (imdb)
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Brass Target (1978)
General Patton tries to transfer the German gold stock to Frankfurt. But someone foils his plan. The military police begin to find the guilty... (imdb)
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Opening Night (1977)
An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her. (imdb)
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Two-Minute Warning (1976)
A psychotic man, armed with a hunting rifle and acting alone, goes on a sniping spree and is hunted by the police and a SWAT team. Sniper and SWAT converge at a crowded major-league football game, where at the two-minute warning shots ring out and mass panic ensues. (imdb)
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
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Mikey and Nicky (1976)
Nicki is on the run from the mob, and he turns to old pal Mikey for help.
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Capone (1975)
The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years after Capone was imprisoned. (imdb)
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A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Peter Falk is a blue collar man trying to deal with his wife's mental instability. He fights to keep a semblance of normality in the face of her bizarre behavior, but when her actions affect their children, he has her committed. (imdb)
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Columbo: Étude in Black (1972)
Music conductor Alex Benedict has an affair with a pianist, and when the pianist threatens to reveal their affair to Benedict's wife, whose wealthy mother owns the company on which Benedict's career is dependent, Benedict decides to permanently silence his mistress. He strangles her and arranges for her death to look like a suicide by kitchen stove gas asphyxiation. (imdb)
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Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Minnie breaks up with her married boyfriend and becomes disillusioned. However, she begins to learn that there is hope for love and romance in a desperate world when she meets a crazy car-parker named Seymour. (imdb)
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Husbands (1970)
A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived. (imdb)
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Machine Gun McCain (1969)
A mobster is released from prison and presented with a heist full of problems.
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If It
A group of travelers from the United States race through seven countries in 18 days. Included in the group are Suzanne Pleshette as a lovely young miss who finds time for some romance with handsome Britisher Ian McShane; Mildred Natwick as an elderly lady with energy to spare; Norman Fell and Riva Rose as a married couple who get separated; and Sandy Baron as an Italian-American who almost gets married off while visiting relatives in Venice. (imdb)
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Rosemary
A woman discovers that her pregnancy is actually part of a satanic ritual. (imdb)
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Faces (1968)
Richard Forst has grown old. One night, he leaves his wife for Jeannie Rapp, a young woman who does not like friendship... (imdb)
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Mia and Roman (1968)
Mia and Roman is a 1968 23-minute documentary film which was shot during the making of Rosemary's Baby. The title refers to Mia Farrow and Roman Polanski. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Bandits in Rome (1968)
A 1968 Italian crime film. It stars actor Gabriele Ferzetti. (wikipedia.org)
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The Dirty Dozen (1967)
A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II. (imdb)
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Devil
An exiled band of Hell's Angels strike a bargain with the Sheriff of a local town, let them stay and the town is safe. But a local girl strays into their lair and sparks off a full scale Angel war. (imdb)
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The Killers (1964)
Supposedly based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. In this film noir, two hitmen want to find out why their latest victim (a race car driver!) "just stood there and took it" when they came to shoot him (imdb)
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Alexander the Great (1963)
The year is 330 BC and Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military minds of all time, begins his march through Persia. Soon he will battle the Persian army in his first direct engagement with King Darius III, a pivotal event in his journey to conquering much of the known world. However, before facing his great rival Alexander must first face down his own war weary army and dissent from his internal rivals.
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A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Jean Hansen comes to a school for disabled children to work there as a teacher. She becomes especially interested in young Reuben, an autistic boy whose parents have not visited him for several years. But the school principal, Dr. Clark does not appreciate her keen interest. (imdb)
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Too Late Blues (1961)
Ghost is an idealogical musician who would rather play his blues in the park to the birds that compromise himself. However, when he meets and falls in love with beautiful singer, Jess Polanski, she comes between him and his band members, and he leaves his dreams behind in search of fame. (imdb)
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Shadows (1959)
Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era New York City.
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Virgin Island (1959)
Evan and Tina want to live their lives differently. They go to live on an island. Tina's mother is concerned about her daughter's future. There is smuggling going on on the island. (imdb)
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Saddle the Wind (1958)
Steve Sinclair (Robert Taylor) is a world a world-weary former gunslinger, now living as a peaceful farmer. Things go wrong when his wild younger brother Tony (John Cassavetes) arrives on the scene with his new bride Joan Blake (Julie London). (imdb)
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Affair in Havana (1957)
Songwriter falls in love with a crippled man's wife. (imdb)
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Edge of the City (1957)
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes), an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler (Sidney Poitier), an easy-going freight car loader who's growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik (Jack Warden), a notably repellent punk. Feature film debut of noted director Martin Ritt. (imdb)
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Crime in the Streets (1956)
Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang.` (imdb)
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The Night Holds Terror (1955)
A group of escaped convicts take over a suburban home to evade the ongoing police manhunt, making the lives of the family living there a nightmare. The longer the men stay there, the more the tensions build and the more likely it becomes a tragedy will occur. Based on a real-life hostage-taking. (imdb)
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