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James Caan Films Viewed by Kathy
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Krüger, Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Arthur Hill and Liv Ullmann
Late in 1944, the Allies seem to have the upper hand in the European land war. A combined British and American paratrooper force led by American general Gavin and British general Urquhart plans to take a highway leading from the Netherlands into Germany so that British ground troops led by Lieutenant General Horrocks and Lieutenant Colonel Vandeleur can enter enemy territory. But the Allies soon learn that they may be overconfident.
Directors: Chris Miller and Phil Lord
Starring (voices): Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, James Caan, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Andy Samberg, Mr. T, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Al Roker, Lauren Graham and Will Forte
When hard times hit Swallow Falls, its townspeople can only afford to eat sardines. Flint Lockwood, a failed inventor, thinks he has the answer to the town's crisis. He builds a machine that converts water into food, and becomes a local hero when tasty treats fall from the sky like rain. But when the machine spins out of control and threatens to bury the whole world under giant mounds of food, Flint finds he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
Director: Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn
Starring (voices): Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal and Terry Crews
His genius finally recognized by his idol Chester V, inventor Flint Lockwood gets to join Chester's company, where he can work full-time on technologies to help mankind. However, Flint soon discovers that his most-famous machine, which turns water into food, is still operating but now creates animal/vegetable hybrids. With the fate of humanity in Flint's hands, he and his friends set out to save the world from tacodiles, shrimpanzees and other deliciously dangerous creatures.
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Starring: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard, Richard Farnsworth, Jim Davis, Mark Harmon, Macon McCalman, Basil Hoffman, James Kline and James Keach
Determined single woman Ella Connors struggles to maintain her ranch despite constant attempts by Jacob "J.W." Ewing, the aging owner of the neighboring ranch, to coerce her into selling. When oil companies begin pressuring both ranchers to allow drilling, Ella's position becomes even more perilous. Though Ella thinks she's scrappy enough to fight them on her own, her chances get better with the arrival of hunky war veteran Frank "Buck" Athearn.
Dick Tracy (1990)
Director: Warren Beatty
Based on the 'Dick Tracy' comic strips by Chester Gould
Starring: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, Glenne Headly, Charlie Corsmo, Charles Durning, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Sorvino, Kathy Bates, Catherine O'Hara, Henry Silva, Colm Meaney, R.G. Armstrong, Michael J. Pollard, Chick Hicks, Ed O'Ross and Seymour Cassel
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
El Dorado (1967)
Director: Howard Hawks
Starring: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt, Paul Fix, Arthur Hunnicutt, Michele Carey, R. G. Armstrong, Ed Asner, Christopher George, Marina Ghane, Johnny Crawford, Jim Davis, Adam Roarke, John Mitchum, Chuck Roberson, Don Collier and Olaf Wieghorst
Heartless tycoon Bart Jason hires a group of thugs to force the MacDonald family out of El Dorado so he can claim their land. J.P. Harrah, the town's sheriff, is too deep in the throes of alcoholism to help the family. When Harrah's friend, noble elder gunfighter Cole Thorton, learns of the predicament, he travels to El Dorado with his upstart friend, Mississippi, to help Harrah clean up in time for a shootout against Jason's men.
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.
Funny Lady (1975)
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall, Carole Wells and Ben Vereen
In this sequel to "Funny Girl," Fanny Brice is now a huge star on Broadway whose fortunes have taken a hit from the Great Depression. After a whirlwind romance, Fanny marries Billy Rose and the two agree to collaborate on a show. Despite the show's early struggles, Fanny makes it a success but the sudden fame puts a strain on her marriage - especially when Billy learns she still has feelings for her ex-husband Nick.
The Gambler (1974)
Director: Karel Reisz
Starring: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton and Morris Carnovsky
Alex Freed is a literature professor and gambling addict. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some loan sharks, who come after him. Despite of all this, he cannot stop gambling.
The Godfather (1972) (2001)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Talia Shire, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Gianni Russo, Abe Vigoda, Lenny Montana, Richard Bright, Johnny Martino, Al Martino, Alex Rocco, Simonetta Stefanelli, Corrado Gaipa, Franco Citti, Angelo Infanti, Al Lettieri, Victor Rendina and Tony Giorgio
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Talia Shire, Michael V. Gazzo, Morgana King, Lee Strasberg, G. D. Spradlin, Mariana Hill, Richard Bright, James Caan, Troy Donahue, Tom Rosqui, Joe Spinell, Dominic Chianese, Carmine Caridi, Danny Aiello, Salvatore Po, Harry Dean Stanton and Bruno Kirby
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
Director: Kasra Farahani
Starring: James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist, Laura Innes, Edwin Hodge, Anne Dudek, Bailey Noble, Lili Reinhart, Mindy Sterling, Nik Dodani, Tamlyn Tomita and Dean Cameron
A pair of mischievous high school kids create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor. While keeping his every reaction under surveillance, they see much more than they bargained for and discover that the man they're tormenting is not the easy target they'd expected.
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth and Frances Sternhagen
After a serious car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, who claims to be his biggest fan. Annie brings him to her remote cabin to recover, where her obsession takes a dark turn when she discovers Sheldon is killing off her favorite character from his novels. As Sheldon devises plans for escape, Annie grows increasingly controlling, even violent, as she forces the author to shape his writing to suit her twisted fantasies.
Silent Movie (1976)
Director: Mel Brooks
Starring: Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Bernadette Peters, Sid Caesar, Anne Bancroft, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Marcel Marceau and Paul Newman
In this dialogue-free slapstick comedy, film director Mel Funn travels to the ailing Big Picture Studios to pitch his comeback film: the first feature-length silent movie in many years. Desperate for a hit, the studio chief gives Funn and his cronies, Eggs and Bell, the go-ahead - but only if they can get big celebrities to act in it. Excited, Funn begins an adventure across the country in his effort to secure superstars for his film.
Director: Gary Fleder
Starring: Andy García, Christopher Lloyd, Treat Williams, Steve Buscemi, Christopher Walken, Fairuza Balk, William Forsythe, Bill Nunn, Jenny McCarthy, Buddy Guy, Josh Charles, Don Cheadle and Gabrielle Anwar
Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.
Director: James Caan
Starring: James Caan, Jill Eikenberry, Robert Viharo, Barbara Rae, Joe Grifasi, Kenneth McMillan, Josef Sommer, Danny Aiello and David Clennon
Tom Hacklin is a blue-collar worker in Buffalo, N.Y., whose estranged wife Ruthie has taken up with a local mobster, Jack Scolese. When Scolese agrees to testify against his former Mafia bosses, the state puts him in the witness protection program along with Ruthie and the two children she shares with Tom. Trouble is, Tom has no idea where they've gone and, since no one will tell him, he's forced to seek them out on his own.
A list of the films that I have so far seen starring American actor and director James Caan.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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