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Rich Man, Poor Man (Mini-series)Rich Man, Poor Man (Mini-series) (1976)
Feat. Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely
Popular TV Mini–Series with a superb ensemble cast based on the best–selling Irwin Shaw novel following the fate of two immigrant…
Deep, TheDeep, The (1977)
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Shaw
Underwater intrigue from novelist Peter 'Jaws' Benchley, with Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset (in next to nothing) teaming with salty seadog Robert…
Who'll Stop The Rain?Who'll Stop The Rain? (Dog Soldiers) (1978) Recommended
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty
Classic post–Vietnam War thriller has journalist Moriarty ditching his journalistic career for heroin–smuggling, recruiting wife Weld and…
HeartbeatHeartbeat (1979)
Dir. John Byrum
Feat. Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek
From the bomb to the pill as seen through the eyes of beatnik poet Jack Kerouac with Neal and Carolyn Cassady.
48hrs48hrs (48 Hours) (1982) Recommended
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole
Eddie Murphy excels in his film debut as a street–smart ex–con who teams up with veteran cop Nick Nolte to track down some bad…
Under FireUnder Fire (1983) Recommended
Dir. Roger Spottiswoode
Feat. Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman
A sterling drama concerning journalistic ethics in the mire of the Nicaraguan civil war. Nick Nolte is a photographer who is tempted into taking…
Ultimate Solution of...Grace Quigley, TheUltimate Solution of...Grace Quigley, The (1984)
Dir. Anthony Harvey
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte
Curious black comedy features Hepburn as a lonely widower who enlists hitman Nolte to hasten her demise.
Down and Out in Beverly HillsDown and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Dir. Paul Mazursky
Feat. Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler
Street bum Nick Nolte moves in to the plush home of neurotic fat cat Richard Dreyfuss and family, to amply comedic effect.
Weeds (1987)
Dir. John Hancock
Feat. Nick Nolte
Fact–based story of a San Quentin prisoner who is relieved of his life term to pursue his talent for play–writing.
Extreme PrejudiceExtreme Prejudice (1987)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Maria Conchita Alonso
Former childhood friends Boothe and Nolte find themselves on opposite sides of the law, and in love with the same woman in this gritty modern…
Farewell to the KingFarewell to the King (1989)
Dir. John Milius
Feat. Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae
Half–successful attempt to fashion a mythic tale from the Japanese invasion of Borneo in WW2, with a US Army deserter (Nolte) and a British…
Everybody WinsEverybody Wins (1990)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton
Arthur Miller's first screenplay since THE MISFITS tells the story of a private eye, hired for a murder enquiry by a strange woman who claims to know…
Another 48 HoursAnother 48 Hours (1990)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James
Barely adequate sequel to the buddy–cop smash hit.
Q & AQ & A (1990)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Nick Nolte, Armand Assante, Timothy Hutton
Lengthy, sometimes incoherent thriller from genre specialist Sidney Lumet, set amid a not entirely unfamiliar cesspit of NYC corruption. Notable for…
Prince of Tides, ThePrince of Tides, The (1991)
Dir. Barbra Streisand
Feat. Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte
Babs directs herself in self–adoring but skillful fashion as the genteel psychiatrist of Pat Conroy's classy novel. Nick Nolte plays her…
Cape FearCape Fear (1991) Aro Favourite
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange
Excruciating but masterful telling of a convicted rapist (Robert De Niro) who calculates revenge on his former attorney by way of his family. Scores…
Lorenzo's OilLorenzo's Oil (1992) Recommended
Dir. George Miller
Feat. Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon
Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon do a virtuoso job as parents forced to take science into their own hands when their son is diagnosed with a rare and…
Jefferson in ParisJefferson in Paris (1995)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Thandiwe Newton
Thomas Jefferson's sabbatical in revolutionary Paris with Nick Nolte in the central role. Merchant Ivory's period detail is of course faultless, but…
Mulholland FallsMulholland Falls (1996)
Dir. Lee Tamahori
Feat. Nick Nolte, Michael Madsen, Chazz Palminteri
ONCE WERE WARRIORS director Lee Tamahori goes Hollywood with this tough gangster noir, fitted with an all–star cast and open chequebook. At…
Mother NightMother Night (1996)
Dir. Keith Gordon
Feat. Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Alan Arkin
Ambitious adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's meaty novel recounts the memoirs of an unheralded American spy – from German 'hero' to destitute…
U-TurnU-Turn (1997)
Dir. Oliver Stone
Feat. Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte
The Drifter, Sean Penn, swerves into a small desert town for a round of duelling tangos with Femme Jennifer Lopez and local Kingpin Nick Nolte, while…
AfflictionAffliction (1997) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek
A murder–mystery obscured in a snowbound landscape of wrecked relationships and alcoholic longings, this gets right under the skin of its…
AfterglowAfterglow (1998)
Dir. Alan Rudolph
Feat. Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Lara Flynn Boyle
At times precious but ultimately wise drama of multiple adulteries sees disjointed couple Nick Nolte (plumber) and Julie Christie (ex–horror…
NightwatchNightwatch (1998)
Dir. Ole Bornedal
Feat. Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette
Ewan MacGregor checks in for morgue attendance in this Anglo remake of the director's own Danish thriller. Must confess, we never watched this…
Thin Red Line, TheThin Red Line, The (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. Terrence Malick
Feat. Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Elias Koteas
A studiously arthouse rendition of WWII, isolating a crucial battle of the Pacific campaign (Guadacanal) as a minutely observed microcosm of humanity…
SimpaticoSimpatico (1999)
Dir. Matthew Warchus
Feat. Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone
Two former criminal–partners replay the old grudges in this thriller–cum–drama based on Sam Shepard's play. Nick Nolte and Jeff…
TrixieTrixie (2000)
Dir. Alan Rudolph
Feat. Emily Watson, Nick Nolte, Dermot Mulroney
Uneven attempt at a film–noir spoof by cult dir. Rudolph (who did it better in LOVE AT LARGE) with Emily Watson as a low–wattage…
Golden Bowl, TheGolden Bowl, The (2000)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Nick Nolte, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale
Ambitious adaptation of Henry James’ most complex novel, Merchant–Ivory recruiting Nick Nolte, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale and Jeremy…
Good Thief, TheGood Thief, The (2002)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes
This woozy, lightly stylised thriller finds Nick Nolte as the titular gambling thief looking to go into retirement by heisting expensive paintings…
HulkHulk (2003) Recommended
Dir. Ang Lee
Feat. Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte
The thinking person's superhero actioner, this boldly revises the 1960s Marvel Comics icon, a mild–mannered scientist who, when triggered or…
NorthforkNorthfork (2003)
Dir. Michael Polish
Feat. Nick Nolte, James Woods, Daryl Hannah
Eerie, heavily–stylized independent film with a prestige cast and exquisite design and photography that serve less of a storyline than its…
Hotel RwandaHotel Rwanda (2004) Aro Favourite
Dir. Terry George
Feat. Don Cheadle, Nick Nolte, Sophie Okonedo
A deeply affecting expose of the Rwandan conflict of the early 1990s that matches its political conscience with vivid staging and terrific…
Beautiful Country, TheBeautiful Country, The (2004)
Dir. Hans Petter Moland
Feat. Nick Nolte, Tim Roth, Ling Bai
A troubling account of how a young Vietnamese man (Nguyen) – the offspring of a brief liason between a Vietnamese woman and an American G.I.…
CleanClean (2004)
Dir. Olivier Assayas
Feat. Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Beatrice Dalle
An unorthodox drugs movie from the always–interesting Olivier Assayas (IRMA VEP), this distills with refreshing clarity the aftermath of…
NeverwasNeverwas (2005)
Dir. Joshua Michael Stern
Feat. Ian McKellen, Aaron Eckhart, Brittany Murphy
Emotive, 'realist' fairytale concerns a psychiatrist (Eckhart) who discovers the magical world his deceased father (Nolte) wrote about in a Lewis…
Over the HedgeOver the Hedge (2006) Recommended
Dir. Tim Johnson
Feat. Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell
Jovial animation tells of the best laid plans of a scheming raccoon (voiced by Bruce Willis), who recruits a gaggle of forest creatures to invade the…
Few Days in September, AFew Days in September, A (Quelques jours en septembre) (2006)
Dir. Santiago Amigorena
Feat. Juliette Binoche, John Turturro, Nick Nolte
Pre–September 11 spy–thriller dramatising events leading up to the fatal terrorist attack, with former spy (Binoche) being stalked…
Paris, Je T'aimeParis, Je T'aime (Paris, I Love You) (2006) Recommended
Dir. Olivier Assayas, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet
Feat. Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi
A prestige line–up of actors and filmmakers converge in this grand anthology of love letters to the city of romance. With each vignette…
Buy the Ticket, Take the RideBuy the Ticket, Take the Ride (2006)
Dir. Tom Thurman
Feat. Gary Busey, John Cusack, Benicio Del Toro
Definitive documentary about the life and death of the late, great gonzo himself, Hunter S. Thompson. Visuals draw heavily on clips, including…
Peaceful WarriorPeaceful Warrior (2006)
Dir. Victor Salva
Feat. Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Scott Mechlowicz
Empowering soul food from dir. Victor Salva about an injured, Olympic–aspiring gymnast who finds solace and spiritual growth in the imparted…
Spiderwick Chronicles, TheSpiderwick Chronicles, The (2008) Recommended
Dir. Mark Waters
Feat. Freddie Highmore, Nick Nolte, Sarah Bolger
Enchanting fantasia in the Gothic tradition, centred around three children (including Freddie Highmore as twins!) who move into a dilapidated mansion…
Tropic Thunder Tropic Thunder (2008) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ben Stiller
Feat. Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jnr., Jack Black
Ferociously funny action comedy from actor–director Ben Stiller, following a group of pretentious actors on a mission to create the biggest…
ArthurArthur (2011)
Dir. Jason Winer
Feat. Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner
Russell Brand stands in for Dudley Moore in this uptown remake of the beloved playboy comedy, about a loveable millionaire whose inheritance is…
WarriorWarrior (2011)
Dir. Gavin O'Connor
Feat. Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte
Dramatically sound underdog story of two estranged brothers who battle domestic struggles while fighting to compete in a lucrative mixed martial arts…
Luck (TV Series)Luck (TV Series) (2012) Recommended
Dir. Michael Mann, Phillip Noyce, Mimi Leder
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz
Heavy–hitting HBO crime drama centred on the deal–makers who frequent a popular Los Angeles racetrack – principally, an aging…
Company You Keep, TheCompany You Keep, The (2012)
Dir. Robert Redford
Feat. Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie
Robert Redford directs and stars in this bristling thriller, about a former Weather Underground member, now in hiding, whose violent past comes back…
ParkerParker (2013)
Dir. Taylor Hackford
Feat. Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis
Jason Statham adds a muscular, street–wise dimension to Donald E. Westlake's pulp anti–hero (fixture of such films as POINT BLANK and…
Gangster SquadGangster Squad (2013)
Dir. Ruben Fleischer
Feat. Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin
This straight–shooting, bang–a–minute gangster flick scores as both an entertaining throwback to 40s–era crime fighting, and…
Gracepoint (TV Series)Gracepoint (TV Series) (2014)
Feat. David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Jackie Weaver
The US remake of BROADCHURCH is largely a shot–for–shot remake with some minor plot tweaking. A young boy is found dead on the shores of…
Walk in the Woods, AWalk in the Woods, A (2015)
Dir. Ken Kwapis
Feat. Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte walk the Appalachian trail together in this lightly comic adaptation of Bill Bryson's memoir, with much of the pleasure…
Angel Has FallenAngel Has Fallen (2019)
Dir. Ric Roman Waugh
Feat. Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith
Third installment in the "Fallen" franchise which follows an assassination attempt on the U.S. President (Morgan Freeman), and attempts by Secret…

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