Karen Allen

Karen Allen

Date of Birth: 05 Oct 1951

Country: USA

Biography: Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress best known for her role as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). Allen has also had roles in films including National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Wanderers (1979), Cruising (1980), Starman (1984), Scrooged (1988), The Sandlot (1993), and Poster Boy (2004)...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 40 (Actor)

Biography submitted by hellboy76

Find more information about Karen Allen at The Internet Movie Database

Titles you haven't rated - Actor (40)

    The Basket
    A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice woven against a background of beauty, The Basket ultimately points to triumph and hope in a changing America.
    Your probable score
    ?
    The Perfect Storm
    In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    You're in for thrills as Indiana Jones (Ford) confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another -- all topped off by the discovery and opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. (Paramount)
    Your probable score
    ?
    When Will I Be Loved
    This hip, scintillating, post-feminist film takes a classic Hollywood form -- that of a leading lady as black widow -- and brings it edgy new life. (IFC Films)
    Your probable score
    ?
    World Traveler
    On the day of his son's third birthday, without discussion with his wife or even leaving a note, Manhattan architect Cal gets in the family Volvo and starts driving. Marriage is suffocating him. His traveling seems aimless: stopping to work construction, drinking heavily, picking up women, thinking about his wife and son but not calling them. He sometimes goes across the borderline into fantasy as he imagines resolutions to his travels... (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Scrooged
    A cynically selfish TV executive gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
    Your probable score
    ?
    The Sandlot
    Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball... (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Animal House
    At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the Delta House Fraternity, but those roughhousers have other plans for him. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    King of the Hill
    A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down hotel after his parents and younger brother are individually separated from which is set in the 1930s Depression-era Midwest.
    Your probable score
    ?
    Shoot the Moon
    A fifteen year marraige dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them.
    Your probable score
    ?
    Starman
    An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Terminus
    In a sort of "Mad Max" futuristic adventure, an international sport has been established where a driver of a computerized truck must drive across country to an established terminus and not be stopped by other vehicles. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    The Glass Menagerie
    A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    The Wanderers
    Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers. Slight comedy, slight High School angst and every bit entertaining with its classic 1950's Rock n' Roll soundtrack such as "Walk Like a Man", "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons and "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels... (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Cruising
    A police detective goes undercover in the sleazy and underground gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer whom is murdering numerous gay men with S&M tactics. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Poster Boy
    Inspired by the real-life story of lesbian Mary Cheney, daughter of conservative Vice President Dick Cheney, Poster Boy is a timely and provocative story set against the explosive intersection of radical right-wing politics and increasing gay visibility. (Regent Releasing)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    \
    Two strangers meet briefly. Twenty years later they have changed and their lives become intertwined.
    Your probable score
    ?
    Ghost in the Machine
    Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's address book to demonstrate a hand-held scanner. Karl obtains the file, and while driving to Terry's house that night in a heavy rainstorm, his car runs off the road and lands upside down in a cemetery... (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Backfire
    Mara and Donny are the ideal couple, young, rich and attractive. Only the horrible nightmares of Vietnam that haunt Donny flaw their perfect life. The fury of artillery, the screams of the wounded, and the ominous putt-putt of choppers rage within him and suddenly, there is blood everywhere...Betrayal, deceit and murder ignite the tension. Is that only a backfire, or is someone firing back? (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Falling Sky
    Emily (Brittany Murphy), a young girl coming of age in lower class Las Vegas, must deal with her alcoholic mother, Resse (Karen Allen). (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Wind River
    Nick Wilson (Blake Heron) finds his young life forever changed when he's kidnapped by a Shoshone tribe and forced to live among Native Americans, whom he begins to see as his true family. When a settler-led search party eventually shows up to bring him home, he's not sure he wants to be rescued. Karen Allen and Wes Studi also star in this family-friendly adventure inspired by the memoirs of Pony Express rider Elijah Nicholas Wilson.
    Your probable score
    ?
    White Irish Drinkers
    Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.
    Your probable score
    ?
    A Small Circle of Friends
    Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge the system and begin to lose their ideals. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Split Image
    Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out of it, they hire a guy who kidnaps and then de-programs him. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Voyage
    Voyage (1993) - TV Movie
    Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have bought some real estate with an old ruin of a hotel on it, which they are going to rebuild. A few days before they are about to start, they meet Gil and Ronnie Freeland. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Briar Patch
    A woman becomes immersed in a brutal love triangle when an unwelcomed admirer kills her abusive husband even though she's already having an affair. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Challenger
    Challenger (1990) - TV Movie
    This film profiles the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. Center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of the o-rings that ultimately were blamed for the explosion. Film is lent authenticity by being filmed at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Bad Hurt
    Chronicles a family's hopeful battle to stay together as personal demons and destructive secrets threaten to rip them apart. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Shaka Zulu: The Citadel
    Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior is the true story of the legendary African warrior and his struggle to unite his people against the largest empire in the world.
    Your probable score
    ?
    Year by the Sea
    Hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Secret Weapon
    The story of nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, an Israeli pacifist and government employee, who committed an act of treason in 1986 by informing the British press that his country is working on a nuclear bomb.
    Your probable score
    ?
    Colewell
    For thirty-five years, Nora Pancowski (Karen Allen) has been the postmaster of Colewell, Pennsylvania. When the USPS decides to close her office, she must choose whether to relocate for a new position or face retirement in Colewell. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    I Am Number Four
    John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed ... he is Number Four. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    In the Bedroom
    Set in a tranquil town on the coast of Maine, In the Bedroom tells the story of a couple (Spacek, Wilkinson) whose only child is involved in a love affair with a single mother (Tomei). When the relationship comes to a sudden and tragic end, each person must face the intensely difficult decision of how to respond. (Miramax)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Manhattan
    A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Things Heard and Seen
    An artist relocates to the Hudson Valley and begins to suspect that her marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals her new home's history. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Sweet Talker
    Con artist Harry Reynolds is released from prison armed with his partners research for a new scam. Harry heads for the dying town of Beachport near the coast of Australia where he cons the locals into investing big bucks into his scam (the recovery of an old ship and the building of a theme park). Complications arise when Harry falls for the local hotel owner Julie and her young son David. (imdb)
    Your probable score
    ?
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    Your probable score
    ?
    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
    Archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary artifact that can change the course of history.
    Your probable score
    ?