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Sean Penn

Director, Actor

TapsTaps (1981)
Dir. Harold Becker
Feat. Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, George C. Scott
A surprise box–office smash about a group of cadets who take over their military college, which is on the brink of being closed down. Inspired…
Fast Times at Ridgemont HighFast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Aro Favourite
Dir. Amy Heckerling
Feat. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold
This early–80s teen pic survives a lot better than most, finding surprisingly subtle shades of the adolescent experience amid some frank…
Racing with the MoonRacing with the Moon (1984)
Dir. Richard Benjamin
Feat. Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, Nicolas Cage
A well–observed and resonant drama, about the last few days of boyhood for a couple of inductees into the US Marines in 1942. The cast all…
Falcon and the SnowmanFalcon and the Snowman (1985)
Dir. John Schlesinger
Feat. Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton
A composed intellectual convinces his wayward friend to sell federal secrets to the Russians. Stunning political drama featuring a stand–out…
At Close RangeAt Close Range (1985)
Dir. James Foley
Feat. Sean Penn, Christopher Walken
Sean Penn plays a wayward youth who reunites with his gangland father (Christopher Walken) with violent consequences. Sordid yet solid drama.
Shanghai SurpriseShanghai Surprise (1986)
Dir. Jim Goddard
Feat. Sean Penn, Madonna, Paul Freeman
Universally panned adventure flick stars Madonna as a missionary (!) on the hunt for medicinal opium (!) and then–husband Penn plays the…
ColorsColors (1988)
Dir. Dennis Hopper
Feat. Sean Penn, Robert Duvall
A grim portrait of law enforcement. Mismatched police partners are assigned to the rife gang–related problems in South–Central L.A.
Judgement in BerlinJudgement in Berlin (1988)
Dir. Leo Penn
Feat. Martin Sheen, Sean Penn, Sam Wanamaker
Stolid courtroom drama about the trial of an man who hijacked an airplane in order to flee East Germany for the West, Martin Sheen plays the American…
Casualties of WarCasualties of War (1989)
Dir. Brian De Palma
Feat. Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John Leguizamo
A squad of soldiers become caught in the moral dilemma of wartime Vietnam.¬†Platoon leader Sean Penn goes beyond the call of duty while Michael J.…
We're No AngelsWe're No Angels (1989)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore
Robert De Niro and Sean Penn team up as a couple of escaped convicts who cross the border in clergical attire.

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