Tag: Piper Laurie

A Christmas Memory (1997) (TV) 7.4

A Christmas Memory (1997) (TV)

A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. Buddy brings life to the house and ...

Son of Ali Baba (1952) 5.9

Son of Ali Baba (1952)

In medieval Persia, Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a roisterer by night. The morning after a rowdy banquet, Kiki, an escaped slave, takes shelter under Kashma's roof. Word comes that the wicked Caliph is look...

The Crossing Guard (1995) 6.3

The Crossing Guard (1995)

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in ...

The Faculty (1998) 6.5

The Faculty (1998)

On the Harrington High School in Ohio, the newcomer Marybeth Louise Hutchinson tries to befriend the outcast Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell. The quarterback Stan Rosado quits the football team and breaks off with his girlfrie...

The Grass Harp (1995) 7

The Grass Harp (1995)

After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city slicker comes to town and convin...

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway-1993 7.1

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway-1993

Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts...

Eulogy-2004 6.6

Eulogy-2004

When three generations of a dysfunctional family gather in Rhode Island to bury the family patriarch, members of the Collins clan are at each other's throats in no time. Son Daniel is a secret porn actor, and daughter Lu...

Smoke Signal-1955 6.2

Smoke Signal-1955

Capt. Harper's cavalry patrol returns to the fort to find it besieged by Ute Indians. The apparent cause is the recapture of Army traitor Brett Halliday, who deserted to the Utes in a previous war; but Brett has a differ...

Other People’s Money-1991 6.2

Other People’s Money-1991

A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured ...

The Hustler-1961 8

The Hustler-1961

"Fast" Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary "Minnesota Fats" to a high-stakes match, but he loses in a heartbre...

Trauma-1993 5.9

Trauma-1993

An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, a...

The Dead Girl-2006 6.6

The Dead Girl-2006

In Los Angeles, a story about a dead girl, told in five chapters. A woman, miserable in her circumscribed life caring for her domineering mother, finds a body. Somehow, this discovery allows her to change. At the morgue,...

Appointment with Death-1988 6.2

Appointment with Death-1988

Emily Boynton (Piper Laurie), stepmother to the three Boynton children, and mother to Ginevra (Amber Bezer), blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope (David Soul), into destroying the second will of her late husband,...

Hesher-2010 7

Hesher-2010

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from th...

The Golden Blade-1953 5.7

The Golden Blade-1953

Harum (Rock Hudson) is a fearless man of the people who comes to Bagdad to avenge the murder of his father and meets Krairuzan (Piper Laurie), a princess disguised as a commoner, working against a plot by a band of evil ...

Tim-1979 6.4

Tim-1979

Tim is a young man with below average intelligence. He works as a builder's labourer, and is often taken advantage of by his fellow workers and other people. Mary asks Tim to work around her yard for a day. The day stret...

Carrie-1976 7.4

Carrie-1976

It's nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, largely due to being unwise to the ways of the world based on her upbringing. Her mother, Margaret White, is a religious fanat...

Hounddog-2007 6.3

Hounddog-2007

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.::Anonymous...

Return to Oz-1985 6.7

Return to Oz-1985

Dorothy Gale has recently come home to Kansas from the Land of Oz is now almost back to perfect health since the incident of the tornado, only she cannot get that wonderful place out of her head. She frequently talks abo...

Children of a Lesser God-1986 7.2

Children of a Lesser God-1986

James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and o...

Rainbow-1978 6.8

Rainbow-1978

The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her mother was forever pushing her...

Another Harvest Moon-2010 6.1

Another Harvest Moon-2010

An elderly dementia patient must decide whether to leave this world under his own conditions, before he loses his dignity, or give in to his loving family and nursing home roommates' appeals to fight on and risk losing i...

Snapshots-2018 6.5

Snapshots-2018

Love lost, love found, love betrayed. When Rose's secret past collides with her granddaughter's secret future and her daughter Patty's angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to accept decades of decei...