|Ablaze 2000 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Jim Wynorski
Cast: John Bradley, Ice-T, Tom Arnold, Amanda Pays, Cathy Lee Crosby, Pat Harrington Jr., Edward Albert, Michael Dudikoff, Mary Jo Catlett, Richard Biggs, Christian Oliver, Michael Trucco, William Zabka, Eric James Virgets, Michael Cavanaugh
There's a disaster out there, and it's not just in the story. Developer Wendell Mays (Tom Arnold) needs money, so he sets fire to his refinery in order to get the insurance money. The firemen and other relief agencies have their hands full. Ice-T has two short scenes.
|Animal Factory 2000 R, 95 min.|
Director: Steve Buscemi
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Seymour Cassel, Mickey Rourke, Steve Buscemi, Tom Arnold, John Heard, Danny Trejo, Jake La Botz, Afemo Omilami, Mark Boone Junior, Chris Bauer, Rockets Redglare, Victor Pagan, Ernest Harden Jr.
When a young hood, Ron Decker (Edward Furlong), is sent to prison at age 21, he runs into Earl Copen (Willem Dafoe) who assumes the role of mentor. Copen has learned how to survive in prison surroundings, takes Ron under his wing, and teaches him how to survive in the animal factory.
|Bar Hopping 2000 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Steve Cohen
Cast: Tom Arnold, Linda Favila, Nicole Sullivan, Kevin Nealon, Sally Kellerman, Kelly Preston, Scott Baio, John Henson, Anson Downes, Romy Windsor, Linda Graybel, J.C. Brandy, Jack Kyle, J.C. Brandy, Adoni Maropis
The L.A. bar scene is the focus of this comedy as the singles gather for love and fun. Several recognizable film and TV personalities join the cast.
|Big Bully 1996 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Steve Miner
Cast: Tom Arnold, Rick Moranis, Julianne Phillips, Don Knotts, Carol Kane, Jeffrey Tambor, Curtis Armstrong, Faith Prince, Tony Pierce, Blake Bashoff, Cody McMains, Harry Waters Jr., Stuart Pankin, Justin Jon Ross, Michael Zwiener
David Leary (Rick Moranis) is a novelist who returns to his hometown of Hastings, Minnesota to teach at his old high school. He runs into his old nemesis, Ross "Fang" Bigger (Tom Arnold), who is now the shop teacher, and the feud from 25-years-ago is on again.
|Blue Ridge Fall 1999 R, 105 min.|
aka: The End of Innocence
Director: James Rowe
Cast: Peter Facinelli, Jay R. Ferguson, Chris Isaak, Amy Irving, Tom Arnold, Rodney Eastman, Will Estes, Heather Stephens, Garvin Funches, Brent Jennings, Heather Stephens, Scott Subiono, Robert Lewis, Stephen Rippey, Dennis W. Zerull
Teenaged friends–Taz, Danny, and Shane (Will Estes, Peter Facinelli, and Jay R. Ferguson)–vow to protect their friend, Aaron (Rodney Eastman), by covering up evidence after Aaron kills his father (Tom Arnold). The coverup leads to one problem after another, and their help only makes the bad situation worse.
|Body Bags 1993 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Comedy
Director: John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper
Cast: John Carpenter, Robert Carradine, Alex Datcher, Wes Craven, Sam Raimi, Stacy Keach, David Warner, Deborah Harry, Mark Hamill, John Agar, Tom Arnold, Tobe Hooper, Peter Jason, Molly Cheek, David Naughton
John Carpenter is the coroner-host of this made-for-TV trio of horror/comedy stories. 1. A killer is on the loose, and the gas station attendant is worried about it as various odd-balls pass by. 2. A man is concerned over his hair loss and tries out a very strange clinic. 3. A baseball player is in a car accident, receives an eye transplant, and what he sees is bad indeed. Carpenter is a hilarious host with lots of cameos–including Roger Corman.
|Carpool 1996 PG, 89 min.|
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: Tom Arnold, Rhea Perlman, David Paymer, Rod Steiger, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kim Coates, Jordan Warkol, Colleen Rennison, John Tench, Obba Babatunde
Bank robber Franklin Laszlo (Tom Arnold) takes over a minivan filled with kids on their way to school. Of course, the kids bond with Franklin, and the chase is on with police in pursuit.
|Chasing Christmas 2005 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Ron Oliver
Cast: Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Leslie Jordan, Brittney Wilson, Robert Clarke, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Jed Rees, Casey Dubois, Keith Dallas, Marco Soriano
Tom Arnold takes on the role of Jack Cameron, a modern day Scrooge, in this reworked version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Jack is a bitter divorcee who, since his wife left him seven years ago on Christmas Eve, refuses to celebrate Christmas. But, after visits with the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Leslie Jordan), Christmas Present (Andrea Roth), and Christmas Future (Jed Rees), Jack realizes his mistake and returns to the present in time to enjoy the holidays.
|Children on Their Birthdays 2002 PG, 102 min.|
Director: Mark Medoff
Cast: Sheryl Lee, Joe Pichler, Jesse Plemons, Tania Raymonde, Christopher McDonald, Tom Arnold, Phyllis Frelich, Tom Brainard, Ritch Brinkley, Brazhal Brewer
Set in a small Alabama town in the summer of 1947, this a warm and humorous coming-of-age story during the post-war era. Thirteen-year-old Lily Jane (Tania Raymonde) arrives in town with her mother (Phyllis Frelich) who is mute. The self-assured Lily Jane quickly fits in, though many schoolmates are shocked when she befriends African-American Rosalba (Brazhal Brewer). She also catches the eye of Billy Bob (Joe Pichler) and his mischievous friend, Preacher (Jesse Plemons). As Billy Bob tries to impress Lily Jane, he also must deal with his widowed mother's romance with a local mechanic. Based on a short story by Truman Capote.
|Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cast: Jet Li, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Hu, Tom Arnold, Mark Decascos, Gabrielle Union, Drag-On, Paolo Seganti, Paige Hurd, Michael Jace, Richard Trapp, Ron Yuan, Woon Young Park, Johnny Nguyen
Jet Li and DMX star in this nonstop action-filled story that begins with a diamond heist and continues through–among other things–a kidnapping, motorcycle and car races, speeding subway trains, and an exploding helicopter.
|Exit Wounds 2001 R, 100 min.|
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cast: Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington, Anthony Anderson, Michael Jai White, Bill Duke, Jill Hennessy, Tom Arnold, Bruce McGill, Eva Mendes
Misfit cop Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) and drug kingpin Latrell Walker (DMX) team up to uncover corruption in a Detroit precinct. Violence abounds.
|Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 1991 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Fantasy / Comedy
aka: A Nightmare on Elm Street 6
Director: Rachel Talalay
Cast: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane, Ricky Dean Logan, Breckin Meyer, Yaphet Kotto, Johnny Depp, Roseanne, Tom Arnold, Elinor Donahue, Virginia Peters, Marilyn Rockafellow, David Dunard, Cassandra Rachel Friel
Freddy (Robert Englund) has finally killed all the youngsters in Springfield, so he decides it is time to go elsewhere for new victims. He recruits his daughter Maggie (Lisa Zane)–Where did she come from?–to assist, but instead he must duke it out with her in the final 3-D climax. Yes, Freddy is dead (again), but this turns out NOT to be the "final nightmare." Several guest stars make cameo appearances. A few clever scenes.
|The Great Buck Howard 2009 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Sean McGinly
Cast: John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn, Tom Hanks, Ricky Jay, Debra Monk, Griffin Dunne, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, John Stewart, Martha Stewart, Tom Arnold, George Takei, Adam Scott
Buck Howard (John Malkovich) is an illusionist whose show business career is on the down slope. He is hoping for a comeback when he hires law school dropout Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) as his road manager. Troy's father (Tom Hanks, Colin's real life father) disapproves of Troy's choice of careers, but Troy sees his job as a new beginning. Troy tries to deal with Buck's large ego and manages to hold his own when Buck exhibits tantrums. Buck has also hired Valerie Brennan (Emily Blunt) as his new publicist with hopes that she will stage his comeback, and Valerie does not hesitate to tell Buck exactly what she is thinking. Meanwhile, Valerie exhibits a sexual interest in Troy. Despite Buck's downsides, he does teach Tony lessons about life and the importance of being true to yourself.
|Hacks 1997 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery
aka: Sink or Swim
Director: Gary Rosen
Cast: Stephen Rea, Illeana Douglas, John Ritter, Dave Foley, Richard Kind, Dusty Kay, Tom Arnold, Robert Patrick, Ryan O'Neal, Ricky Jay, Jason Priestley, Olivia d'Abo, Matt Clark, Lisa Kudrow, Kim Lores
TV script-writer Brian (Stephen Rea) is given the task of coming up with a new TV series–but he's out of ideas. Then, while at his routine poker game with his buds, Brian sees a couple on a balcony and gets an idea for the series. He meets the balcony-girl, offers to buy her life story, and then disappears with her. Well-known cast, but the film didn't hit it big.
|Hansel & Gretel 2002 PG, 88 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy
Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe
Cast: Taylor Momsen, Jacob Smith, Delta Burke, Howie Mandel, Gerald McRaney, Lynn Redgrave, Alana Austin, Bob Goldthwait, Dakota Fanning, Sinbad, Tom Arnold, Daniel Roebuck
The popular Grimm's fairy tale gets an updating to, presumably, have a greater appeal to the modern child. When Hansel's (Jacob Smith) and Gretel's (Taylor Momsen) father (Gerald McRaney) heads to the city in search of work, their dastardly stepmother (Delta Burke) takes the opportunity of getting rid of them in an enchanted forest where the adventures begin for the youngsters.
|Happy Endings 2005 R, 128 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Don Roos
Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Ritter, Tom Arnold, David Sutcliffe, Sarah Clarke, Laura Dern, Hallee Hirsh, Eric Jungmann
Ten stories intertwine over a period of 20 years, and the result is an entertaining film.
|Hero 1992 PG-13, 112 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: Accidental Hero
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Joan Cusack, Kevin J. O'Connor, Maury Chaykin, Stephen Tobolowsky, Tom Arnold, Warren Berlinger, Christian Clemenson, Susie Cusack, Richard Riehle, Cady Huffman, James Madio, Daniel Baldwin
Andy Garcia plays John Bubber who takes credit and the $1,000,000 reward for the rescue effort of a burning airplane. In fact, the real hero is Bernie LaPlante (Dustin Hoffman) who is amazed at the attention and money Bubber receives.
|Jackie's Back 1999 TV, 120 min.|
Director: Robert Townsend
Cast: Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, T.V. Blake, Tangie Ambrose, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce, Tom Arnold, Julie Hagerty, JoBeth Williams, Robert Bailey Jr.
Told in documentary style, this is the story of Jackie (Jenifer Lewis), a former blues singer who hits the comeback trail and gets TV and media coverage of her comeback concert. Lots of cameos.
|The Kid & I 2005 PG-13, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Cast: Tom Arnold, Eric Gores, Linda Hamilton, Joe Mantegna, Henry Winkler, Richard Edson, Shannon Elizabeth, Brenda Strong, Arielle Kebbel, Yvette Nicole Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gabrielle Sanalitro, Laura Michel Kahwaji, Shaquille O'Neal
Tom Arnold wrote and stars in this story about a washed-up actor, Bill Williams, who is offered big money from billionaire Davis Roman (Joe Mantegna) to direct an action-hero film starring Davis' son, Aaron (Eric Gores), who suffers from cerebral palsy. Misadventures ensue as the two embark on the project, which, by story's end, will enhance both their lives.
|McHale's Navy 1997 PG, 108 min.|
Director: Bryan Spicer
Cast: Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, Debra Messing, David Alan Grier, Tim Curry, Ernest Borgnine, Bruce Campbell, French Stewart, Danton Stone, Brian Haley, Honorato Magaloni, Eduardo Lopez Rojas
Retired skipper McHale (Tom Arnold) steams around the Caribbean in his PT boat peddling his wares to the sailors. But his old foe, Vladikov (Tim Curry), is tired of being called the "second best terrorist" and takes over an island on which to take over the world by building a nuclear site. So McHale is brought out of retirement, gathers his motley old crew, and attempts to stop this nonsense. Speaking of nonsense... Highlight: the original McHale in the 1960s' TV series, Ernest Borgnine, puts in an appearance.
|Nine Months 1995 PG-13, 102 min.|
Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Robin Williams, Mia Cottet, Ashley Johnson, Joey Simmrin, Alexa Vega
This film is about a young man's fear of becoming a father. In this case, child psychologist Sam (Hugh Grant) is the father of Rebecca's (Julianne Moore) unborn child. Robin Williams is funny in his role as the obstetrician, and the movie does have some good gags, though overall, it's lightweight stuff.
|Pride 2007 PG, 104 min.|
Director: Sunu Gonera
Cast: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Tom Arnold, Brandon Fobbs, Alphonso McAuley, Regine Nehy, Nate Parker, Kevin Phillips, Scott Reeves, Evan Ross, Gary Anthony Sturgis
Based on the life of 1970s' school teacher Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard), this is the story of how lives were changed for the better when Jim founded an African-American swim team. As Jim was preparing the Marcus Foster Recreation Center swimming pool for demolition, he cleaned the pool, filled it, and opened it up for the North Philly neighborhood kids. With Jim's help, their lives changed for the better, and the swim team was formed.
|Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th 2000 R, 86 min.|
Director: John Blanchard
Cast: Julie Benz, Majandra Delfino, Tiffani Thiessen, Simon Rex, Tom Arnold, Coolio, Aimee Graham, Kim Greist, Harley Cross, Mink Stole, Chris Palermo, Danny Strong, Steven Anthony Lawrence, Martin Diggs, Rose Marie
Now we're making spoofs of spoofs of teen slash movies, but this one has a couple of fun moments and originality–like the character names. Hagitha Utslay (Tiffany-Amber Thiessen) is a reporter for Empty-V News and is now covering the murder rampage going on at the high school. Not only is the killer inept, but so is the security man–Doughy (Tom Arnold)–who is hired to protect the students. Got my drift?
|Soul Plane 2004 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Jessy Terrero
Cast: Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, K.D. Aubert, Godfrey, Brian Hooks, D.L. Hughley, Arielle Kebbel, Ryan Pinkston, Mo'Nique, Missi Pyle, Sofia Vergara, Sommore, Loni Love
Bathroom humor and ethnic jokes prevail in this story about the charter flight on Nashawn Wade's (Kevin Hart) new airline, which caters to the needs of Blacks. When Mr. Hunkee's (Tom Arnold) White family is added to the passenger list at the last moment, chaos ensues.
|The Stupids 1996 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Director: John Landis
Cast: Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Mark Metcalf, Matt Keeslar, Christopher Lee, Bob Keeshan, Scott Kraft, Carol Ng, Victor Ertmanis, Earl Williams, George Chiang, Max Landis, Arthur Eng
The Stupids are America's dumbest family, and their father, Stanley (Tom Arnold), becomes involved with aliens, terrorists, AND Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan).
|Three Wise Guys 2005 TV, 86 min.|
Director: Robert Iscove
Cast: Tom Arnold, Judd Nelson, Eddie McClintock, Nicholas Turturro, Katey Sagal, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Roddy Piper, Arye Gross, Kathy Lampkin, Josh Berry
Casino owner Murray Crown (Tom Arnold) hires hit men–Joey (Eddie McClintock), George (Judd Nelson), and Vincent (Nicholas Turturro)–to kill his accountant Leo (Arye Gross) before he gives incriminating evidence to Federal agents. While carrying out their assignment, the hit men meet crafty, pregnant Mary Ann (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) who not only wraps Joey, George, and Vincent around her little finger but also teaches them the true meaning of Christmas.
|Touch 1997 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, Bridget Fonda, Tom Arnold, Gina Gershon, Janeane Garofalo, Lolita Davidovich, Paul Mazursky, John Doe, Conchata Ferrell, LL Cool J, Maria Celedonio, Anthony Zerbe, Breckin Meyer, Tom Arnold
Juvenal (Skeet Ulrich) is a healer who can perform miracles through his touch. He is a confused young man who Bill Hill (Christopher Walken) hopes to exploit–with help from Lynn (Bridget Fonda)–as a member of his evangelism business. Hill plots to have Lynn tell Juvenal that she is an alcoholic in need of help, but when Lynn meets Juvenal, she is attracted to him and has second thoughts about carrying out Hill's plan. Meanwhile, Reverend August Murray (Tom Arnold) believes that Lynn is not a good influence on Juvenal and wants her out of Juvenal's life.
|True Lies 1994 R, 142 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Thriller / Romance
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Charlton Heston, Art Malik, Eliza Dushku, Marshall Manesh, Jane Morris, Grant Heslov, James Allen, Crystina Wyler, Dieter Rauter, Katsy Chappell
From the director of "The Terminator" comes another thriller. Superspy Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) poses as a computer salesman. He is so good at the disguise that even his wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis) has not suspected his double life. When he learns that Helen is having an affair, he uses his equipment to monitor her activities. Meanwhile, Tasker is on the trail of Middle Eastern terrorist Salim Abu Aziz (Art Malik) who has formed a terrorist network, "Crimson Jihad." They are threatening to nuke the U.S. Now, Harry must stop the terrorists and save his marriage in the process. This film is filled with exciting action as Harry and Gib (Tom Arnold) fight the terrorists; even Helen gets into the act of saving the world in this very funny spoof of adventure films.
|Undercover Blues 1993 PG-13, 89 min.|
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Fiona Shaw, Stanley Tucci, Larry Miller, Tom Arnold, Park Overall, Ralph Brown, Obba Babatunde, Marshall Bell
Ex-CIA agents Jane and Jeff Blue (Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid), with baby in tow, go about their job tracking down criminal elements–never mind that they are retired from the CIA, there are nuclear weapons and thugs who must be eliminated from society. 2 User Reviews
|One of my top 5 comedies|| 08/20/2010 |
| Ditto to the previous review. When you laugh through the whole movie, it's a comedy, and a great one at that. I saw it at least 6 times.|
|Comedy||Anonymous 04/27/2010 |
| I would never call this movie a drama or thriller. It is a comedy through and through. I watched it at least half a dozen times. I picked up more each time. I laughed so hard! It is great! |
This is a light hearted, family comedy that everyone will love!
|1. Ablaze (2000)|
2. Animal Factory (2000)
3. Bar Hopping (2000)
4. Big Bully (1996)
5. Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
aka: The End of Innocence
6. Body Bags (1993)
7. Carpool (1996)
8. Chasing Christmas (2005)
9. Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
10. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
11. Exit Wounds (2001)
12. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
aka: A Nightmare on Elm Street 6
13. The Great Buck Howard (2009)
14. Hacks (1997)
aka: Sink or Swim
15. Hansel & Gretel (2002)
16. Happy Endings (2005)
17. Hero (1992)
aka: Accidental Hero
18. Jackie's Back (1999)
19. The Kid & I (2005)
20. McHale's Navy (1997)
21. Nine Months (1995)
22. Pride (2007)
23. Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000)
24. Soul Plane (2004)
25. The Stupids (1996)
26. Three Wise Guys (2005)
27. Touch (1997)
28. True Lies (1994)
29. Undercover Blues (1993)
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