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Bill Paxton

Director, Actor

Streets of FireStreets of Fire (1984)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Michael Pare, Rick Moranis
Surprise hit is an unusual blending of motorcycles, 50s rock'n'roll melodrama and tough, futuristic street action. Lane plays a pop diva who is…
Weird ScienceWeird Science (1986)
Dir. John Hughes
Feat. Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly Le Brock, Bill Paxton
Two computer nerds generate their fantasy woman in the form of Kelly Le Brock. Innocuous teen fun.
AliensAliens (1986) Aro Favourite
Dir. James Cameron
Feat. Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn
Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from the first grisly encounter with the slimy she–creature, here joining a team of…
Near DarkNear Dark (1987) Recommended
Dir. Kathryn Bigelow
Feat. Adrian Pasdar, Lance Henrikson, Jenny Wright
The blueprint vampire–in–contemporary–clothing movie about a pack of young hedonists on the urban fringes afflicted with…
Brain DeadBrain Dead (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. Adam Simon
Feat. Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort
Long unreleased in New Zealand (which possibly explains why Peter Jackson also claimed the title), this arrives a bit of a lost gem from the halcyon…
Next of KinNext of Kin (1989)
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Patrick Swayze, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt
Patrick Swayze is at his two–fisted best as a tough Chicago cop who teams with his hillbilly kinfolk when a young brother is brutally murdered…
Predator 2Predator 2 (1990)
Dir. Stephen Hopkins
Feat. Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Ruben Blades
No Arnie this time, but the evil alien is back (he was cheaper) for another bout of human carnage. This time downtown Detroit gets the brunt of its…
One False MoveOne False Move (1990) Recommended
Dir. Carl Franklin
Feat. Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton
Naive county sheriff Bill Paxton gets a chance at the big–time when two vicious criminals sweep through his sleepy town. Things lighten up…
Navy SealsNavy Seals (1990)
Dir. Lewis Teague
Feat. Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton
Explosive action flick starring Charlie Sheen and Michael Biehn as Commandos in America's most elite Navy squad, who are on a mission to rescue…
Dark Backward, TheDark Backward, The (1991) Recommended
Dir. Adam Rifkin
Feat. Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton, Wayne Newton
Weird black comedy about a hopeless stand–up comic (Judd Nelson) who finds that the third arm growing from his back is his ticket to the…

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