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Alan Arkin Films Viewed by Kathy
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Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Olimpia Carlisi, Marcel Dalio, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Charles Grodin, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight and Orson Welles
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II so he can stop flying missions.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price and Alan Arkin
A scientist builds an animated human being - the gentle Edward. The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg's teen daughter. However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward's hands make him an outcast.
Freebie and the Bean (1974)
Director: Richard Rush
Starring: James Caan, Alan Arkin, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen, Christopher Morley, Mike Kellin, Alex Rocco, Linda Marsh and Valerie Harper
Two wisecracking plain-clothes San Francisco policemen discover that there is a contract on the life of the suspect they have been tailing. The pair decide to act as bodyguards until they can get a warrant to pick him up. But plans for a clean arrest go spectacularly wrong and the two cops manage to bring the city to a virtual standstill.
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal and Alan Arkin
Vincent Freeman has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow, a laboratory-engineered "valid." He assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene. An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer complicates Vincent's plans.
The In-Laws (1979)
Director: Arthur Hiller
Starring: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault, Penny Peyser, Arlene Golonka, Michael Lembeck, Paul L. Smith, Carmine Caridi, Ed Begley Jr. and James Hong
Sheldon Kornpett is an anxious Manhattan dentist who just wants to get through his daughter’s wedding in one piece. Unfortunately, she’s marrying the son of Vince Ricardo, who may or may not be a certifiably insane rogue CIA agent.
Inspector Clouseau (1968)
Director: Bud Yorkin
Starring: Alan Arkin, Frank Finlay, Patrick Cargill, Beryl Reid, Barry Foster, Clive Francis, Delia Boccardo, Richard Pearson, Michael Ripper, Susan Engel, Wallas Eaton, Tutte Lemkow, Katya Wyeth, Tracey Crisp, John Bindon, Geoffrey Bayldon, Eric Pohlmann, George Pravda and Anthony Ainley
When an elusive group of thieves commits a string of robberies across Europe, the British prime minister enlists the expertise of bumbling sleuth Inspector Clouseau. To complicate matters, the crimes are suspected to be connected to a Scotland Yard dirty cop, so Clouseau must save the day all on his own. However, he finds himself in a tricky situation when he is kidnapped and the robbers use a mask of his own face to conceal their identity while they continue to rob banks.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Directors: Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin
A comedy about a family of six who are all having a mental breakdown at the same time. To ease their mental lows they decide to take a cross country road trip to a “Little Miss Sunshine” contest that their daughter has qualified for.
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith, Theodore Bikel, Jonathan Winters, Paul Ford, Tessie O'Shea, John Phillip Law, Ben Blue, Don Keefer, Andrea Dromm, Sheldon Collins, Guy Raymond, Cliff Norton, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Schaal, Milos Milos and Cindy Putnam
When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander orders his second-in-command Lieutenant Rozanov to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island locals, including the police chief and a vacationing television writer, while trying to allay their fears of a Communist invasion by claiming he and his crew are Norwegian sailors.
Sunshine Cleaning (2009)
Director: Christine Jeffs
Starring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Jason Spevack, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Steve Zahn and Alan Arkin
Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski now finds herself a 30-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah, is still living at home with their dad Joe, a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes.
Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other specialized situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find a true respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms.
Director: Terence Young
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jack Weston, Samantha Jones, Julie Herrod and Mel Ferrer
After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to retrieve it. When Hendrix leaves for business, the crooks make their move - and find his blind wife Susy alone in the apartment. Soon a life-threatening game begins between Susy and the thugs.
A list of the films that I have so far seen starring American actor Alan Arkin.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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