Jeff Daniels Movies

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1. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 466,776 | Gross: $66.49M

2. Grounded (2013)

R | Drama

7.1
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A hard-living salesman becomes a quadriplegic after an accident.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Aaron Paul, Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 36

3. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 11,499 | Gross: $0.62M

4. Paper Man (2009)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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37 Metascore

A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

Directors: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 16,523 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Away We Go (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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58 Metascore

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 47,844 | Gross: $9.45M

6. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Votes: 119,629 | Gross: $37.02M

7. The Answer Man (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

A reclusive author of spiritual books is pursued for advice by a single mother and a man fresh out of rehab.

Director: John Hindman | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 5,889 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Traitor (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Archie Panjabi, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 51,223 | Gross: $23.53M

9. Space Chimps (2008)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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36 Metascore

Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.

Director: Kirk De Micco | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stanley Tucci, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 9,489 | Gross: $30.11M

10. Mama's Boy (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.

Director: Tim Hamilton | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jon Heder, Jeff Daniels, Anna Faris

Votes: 5,126

11. A Plumm Summer (2007)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Family

6.2
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Based on a true-story - A Plumm Summer tells the remarkable tale of two young brothers, Elliott and Rocky Plumm, who go head-to-head with the FBI in order to crack the "frog-napping" case and get their beloved TV puppet, Froggy Doo back on the air, all the while become local heroes and best friends.

Director: Caroline Zelder | Stars: Jeff Daniels, William Baldwin, Henry Winkler, Lisa Guerrero

Votes: 337 | Gross: $1.78M

12. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

Votes: 53,032 | Gross: $4.60M

13. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 14,939 | Gross: $1.15M

14. RV (2006)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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33 Metascore

Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque

Votes: 49,612 | Gross: $71.73M

15. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 87,320 | Gross: $31.50M

16. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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54 Metascore

A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Eva Marie Saint, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 9,062 | Gross: $32.65M

17. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 65,536 | Gross: $7.36M

18. Imaginary Heroes (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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53 Metascore

The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

Director: Dan Harris | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch, Michelle Williams

Votes: 8,932 | Gross: $0.23M

19. I Witness (2003)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 1,233

20. Gods and Generals (2003)

PG-13 | 219 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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30 Metascore

The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Donzaleigh Abernathy

Votes: 13,901 | Gross: $12.87M

21. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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81 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 109,371 | Gross: $41.68M

22. Blood Work (2002)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus

Votes: 36,917 | Gross: $26.20M

23. Super Sucker (2002)

R | 93 min | Comedy

4.5
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Two door to door vacuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other.

Director: Jeff Daniels | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Matt Letscher, Harve Presnell, Dawn Wells

Votes: 819

24. Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.

Director: Jeff Daniels | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Harve Presnell, Joey Albright, Wayne David Parker

Votes: 1,528

25. Chasing Sleep (2000)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

Director: Michael Walker | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Molly Price, Ben Shenkman, Gil Bellows

Votes: 2,768

26. All the Rage (1999)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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39 Metascore

Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Stern | Stars: Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, Robert Forster, Andre Braugher

Votes: 1,640 | Gross: $0.01M

27. My Favorite Martian (1999)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.0
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A Martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 11,485 | Gross: $36.83M

28. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 109,148 | Gross: $40.57M

29. Trial and Error (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen

Votes: 5,472 | Gross: $13.55M

30. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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49 Metascore

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 83,191 | Gross: $136.19M

31. 2 Days in the Valley (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Charlize Theron

Votes: 16,523 | Gross: $11.11M

32. Fly Away Home (1996)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.8
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney

Votes: 20,941 | Gross: $24.51M

33. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

7.3
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41 Metascore

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

Votes: 309,738 | Gross: $127.18M

34. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 282,044 | Gross: $121.25M

35. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

Votes: 23,113 | Gross: $10.77M

36. There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.8
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Willis Embry, who is a psychologist in a jail, was left by his girl-friend. He has no time to be sad about it because an old man, who is very ill, tells him something about a robbery and ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Phillips | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, Hector Elizondo, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 892

37. Rain Without Thunder (1992)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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It's the year 2042 and the threat is real...women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the convictions.

Director: Gary O. Bennett | Stars: Betty Buckley, Carolyn McCormick, Iona Morris, Steve Zahn

Votes: 217 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)

99 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why ... See full summary »

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow, Jim Haynie

Votes: 2,113

39. The Butcher's Wife (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.3
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A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 5,747 | Gross: $9.69M

40. Love Hurts (1990)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Cynthia Sikes, Judith Ivey, John Mahoney

Votes: 163

41. Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak

Votes: 54,140 | Gross: $53.21M

42. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Winona Ryder, Jeff Daniels, Laila Robins, Thomas Wilson Brown

Votes: 4,105 | Gross: $3.99M

43. Checking Out (1989)

R | 96 min | Comedy

4.8
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A successful family man, who works for an airline, becomes consumed by fear of death after his colleague and best friend dies in front of him from heart attack while telling the setup for the joke: "Why don't Italians like barbecues?"

Director: David Leland | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Mayron, Michael Tucker, Kathleen York

Votes: 343

44. Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years and are now in the process of breaking up. Sam, his childhood friend, is just beginning to fall in love with a new teacher at the high ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 684 | Gross: $3.79M

45. The House on Carroll Street (1988)

PG | 101 min | Thriller

6.2
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In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 1,864 | Gross: $0.46M

46. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.6
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 26,731 | Gross: $14.79M

47. Something Wild (1986)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.9
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73 Metascore

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, George 'Red' Schwartz, Leib Lensky

Votes: 13,314 | Gross: $8.36M

48. Heartburn (1986)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 7,669 | Gross: $25.31M

49. Marie (1985)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.7
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A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 644 | Gross: $2.51M

50. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Votes: 40,036 | Gross: $10.63M

51. Terms of Endearment (1983)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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79 Metascore

Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

Votes: 44,716 | Gross: $108.42M

52. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 7,160 | Gross: $21.02M