Latest Titles With Fern Persons


1. Boricua (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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Slice of life in a Chicago neighborhood of Puerto Ricans, or boricuas. Tata wants to win a beauty pageant, Germán wants to succeed in real estate: both have few scruples. Lola is a college ... See full summary »

Director: Marisol Adler | Stars: Mariluz Adler, Christian S. Anderson, Sofía Arroyo, Eric Aviles

Votes: 103

2. The Secret (I) (2001)

6.5
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Filmed in the Ukranian Village in the West Town area of Chicago, brought to you by MDR Films.

Director: Melinda Roenisch | Stars: Richard Bull, Carey Cannon, Maury Cooper, Diane Fabian

Votes: 24

3. Early Edition (1996–2000)
Episode: Home Groan (1999)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Gary tries to convince a prison that two criminals are escaping, however they do not believe him. The criminals escape to Gary's hometown. Gary tries to help the local sheriff, but the sheriff does not like Gary and refuses his help.

Director: Scott Paulin | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Billie Worley, Myles Jeffrey, Shanesia Davis

Votes: 25

4. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Power (1999)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Romano observes the ER, and rubs the staff the wrong way. Lucy finds out that an elderly patient's bedsore is really much more. Carter breaks up with his girlfriend. The power goes out at ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Innes | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben

Votes: 144

5. Early Edition (1996–2000)
Episode: Psychic (1997)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Gary saves a psychic from a building with a gas leak. She thinks he is a psychic and admits she is a fake. When a young child is kidnapped, they are forced to work together to save the child.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis, Fisher Stevens, Kathy Najimy

Votes: 38

6. Early Edition (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis, Fisher Stevens, Billie Worley

Votes: 9,733

7. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 41,618

8. Missing Persons (1993–1995)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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Follows a special police department which deals with cases where people have disappeared.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Erik King, Juan Ramírez, Frederick Weller

Votes: 45

9. Missing Persons (1993–1995)
Episode: Pilot (1993)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.0
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As we meet the characters, Johnny investigates a case of a little Polish girl snatched on a subway train, Carlos tries to find a 14 year old victim of sexual abuse, Bobby searches for a ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Erik King, Juan Ramírez, Frederick Weller

Votes: 5

10. Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.6
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A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, Ned Beatty

Votes: 6,795 | Gross: $20.01M

11. Mario and the Mob (1992 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ann Jillian, Byrne Piven, Bo Kaprall

Votes: 44

12. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 90,538 | Gross: $64.43M

13. Sable (1987–1988)

60 min | Adventure

7.2
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A children's book writer serves as a mysterious vigilante at night.

Stars: Lewis Van Bergen, Rene Russo, Ken Page, Holly Fulger

Votes: 31

14. Jack and Mike (1986–1987)
Episode: Dreamland (1987)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Shelley Hack, Tom Mason, Harry Groener, Dean Hill

15. Sable (1987–1988)
Episode: Watchdogs (1987)

Adventure

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Stars: Lewis Van Bergen, Rene Russo, Ken Page, Holly Fulger

16. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 36,162 | Gross: $28.61M

17. Jack and Mike (1986–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The stories revolve around Jackie, a newspaper columnist for a Chicago newspaper, and Mike, a restaurant owner, live a fast paced life and their careers often interfere in their plans. ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Hack, Tom Mason, Tricia O'Neil, Holly Fulger

Votes: 32

18. Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

R | 97 min | Drama

5.2
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Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. ... See full summary »

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Troy Donahue

Votes: 1,410

19. Hard Knox (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.0
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A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Robert Conrad, Red West, Joan Sweeny, Bill Erwin

Votes: 111

20. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Under the Biltmore Clock (1984)

PG | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1915 Chicago, 21-year-old Myra Harper sets her sights on the wealthy and reserved Knowleton Whitney to get him to marry her. All goes well, but later when Myra gets to meet his wacky ... See full summary »

Director: Neal Miller | Stars: Sean Young, Lenny von Dohlen, Barnard Hughes, Mark Hulsey

Votes: 67

21. Risky Business (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

Director: Paul Brickman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

Votes: 64,896 | Gross: $63.50M

22. Class (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 7,889

23. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 145

24. On the Right Track (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Lester is a homeless shoeshine boy living in a railway station. He's got this funny knack for picking the winning horses' names out of the paper while shining shoes. When word gets around, ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Gary Coleman, Maureen Stapleton, Norman Fell, Michael Lembeck

Votes: 333

25. Hudson Taylor (1981)

85 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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Biopic of Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), a British protestant missionary in China.

Director: Ken Anderson | Stars: Mike Hickman, Rebecca Baker, Charles Applegate, J. Wesley Baker

Votes: 20

26. Chicago Story (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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This is the story of a pair of cops, a pair of doctors, and a pair of lawyers. And how the shooting of a little girl affects their lives.

Directors: Harvey S. Laidman, Jerry London | Stars: Vincent Baggetta, Dennis Franz, Kene Holiday, Jack Kehoe

Votes: 31

27. Man of Steel (1967)

81 min

6.5
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An odd morality tale of a film that falls into three distinct parts. It opens in a steel town where a group of workers oppose the forces of capitalism, then switches to a wilderness ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Anderson | Stars: Harry Elders, Louise Kearley, Elizabeth Lee, Jack Lester

Votes: 12

28. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: Chicago 2-1-2 (1957)

25 min | Drama

7.0
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A Chicago fire investigator attempts to apprehend the arsonist who has set a series of blazes in run-down buildings near the river. He suspects that the perpetrator might be part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Roy Thinnes, Curley Bradley, Tomi Thurston

Votes: 5

29. Adventure in Dairyland (1956– )

7.5
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Annette Funicello and Sammy Ogg visit a 560 acre dairy farm in Wisconsin. In the eight episode serial Mr. and Mrs, McCandless and their three children show them how their big dairy farm is run.

Stars: Tommy Cole, Kevin Corcoran, Annette Funicello, Sammy Ogg

Votes: 13

30. Adventure in Dairyland (1956– )
Episode: Off to Wisconsin (1956)

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Stars: Tommy Cole, Kevin Corcoran, Annette Funicello, Sammy Ogg

31. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 38

33. The Golden Gloves Story (1950)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.5
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Joe Riley is a boxing referee whose life-code is the same as the sporting rules of the prizefight ring. Two Golden Glove (a tournament for amateur prizefighters) contestants Nick Martel, a ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: James Dunn, Dewey Martin, Gregg Sherwood, Kevin O'Morrison

Votes: 21