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Smile | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  Smile  113 min,  PG,  [Comedy]  [Michael Ritchie]  [28 Mar 1977]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Barbara Feldon, Bruce Dern, Geoffrey Lewis, Michael Kidd
Plot:  It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful ...
Writer:  Jerry Belson
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Bad News Bears | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  The Bad News Bears  102 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama, Family]  [Michael Ritchie]  [07 Apr 1976]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, Metacritic 83/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Joyce Van Patten, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Walter Matthau
Plot:  An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Writer:  Bill Lancaster
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Candidate | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  The Candidate  110 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Michael Ritchie]  [11 Aug 1972]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Don Porter, Melvyn Douglas, Peter Boyle, Robert Redford
Plot:  Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Writer:  Jeremy Larner
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Downhill Racer | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Downhill Racer  101 min,  M,  [Drama, Sport]  [Michael Ritchie]  [09 Jan 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, Metacritic 90/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 nominations.
Actors:  Camilla Sparv, Gene Hackman, Karl Michael Vogler, Robert Redford
Plot:  Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax.
Writer:  James Salter
Language:  English, German, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Semi-Tough | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Semi-Tough  108 min,  R,  [Comedy, Romance, Sport]  [Michael Ritchie]  [19 May 1978]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Kris Kristofferson, Robert Preston
Plot:  A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
Writer:  Walter Bernstein, Dan Jenkins (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Fletch | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Fletch  98 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Crime, Mystery]  [Michael Ritchie]  [31 May 1985]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 76%, Metacritic 68/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Chevy Chase, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Joe Don Baker, Richard Libertini
Plot:  Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.
Writer:  Gregory McDonald (novel), Andrew Bergman (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Prime Cut | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Prime Cut  88 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [Michael Ritchie]  [08 Jul 1972]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 70%, External Reviews
Actors:  Angel Tompkins, Gene Hackman, Gregory Walcott, Lee Marvin, Sissy Spacek
Plot:  A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.
Writer:  Robert Dillon
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Diggstown | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  Diggstown  98 min,  R,  [Drama, Sport]  [Michael Ritchie]  [14 Aug 1992]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 57%, External Reviews
Actors:  Bruce Dern, James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Oliver Platt
Plot:  Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a...
Writer:  Leonard Wise (novel), Steven McKay (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
An Almost Perfect Affair | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  An Almost Perfect Affair  93 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Michael Ritchie]  [27 Apr 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Christian De Sica, Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone
Plot:  A smalltime US filmmaker goes to Cannes to try to get his movie in the limelight. A wife of one of the producers there gets interested in his story and they begin an affair.
Writer:  Walter Bernstein, Don Petersen (screenplay), Don Petersen (story), Michael Ritchie (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Couch Trip | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 50%  The Couch Trip  97 min,  R,  [Comedy]  [Michael Ritchie]  [15 Jan 1988]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 43%, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Grodin, Dan Aykroyd, Donna Dixon, Walter Matthau
Plot:  The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. ...
Writer:  Ken Kolb (novel), Steven Kampmann (screenplay), William Porter (screenplay), Sean Stein (screenplay), Walter Bernstein (screenwriter)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Fletch Lives | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 46%  Fletch Lives  95 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Mystery, Crime]  [Michael Ritchie]  [17 Mar 1989]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 37%, Metacritic 40/100, External Reviews
Actors:  Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey
Plot:  After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.
Writer:  Gregory McDonald (character), Leon Capetanos
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Island | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 46%  The Island  109 min,  R,  [Action, Adventure, Drama]  [Michael Ritchie]  [13 Jun 1980]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 40%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Angela Punch McGregor, David Warner, Frank Middlemass, Michael Caine
Plot:  In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda's Triangle area. Maynard is divorced ...
Writer:  Peter Benchley (screenplay), Peter Benchley (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Student Bodies | Movie Details for Director Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 40%  Student Bodies  86 min,  R,  [Comedy, Horror]  [Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie]  [07 Aug 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 25%, External Reviews
Actors:  Jerry Belson, Joe Flood, Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby
Plot:  A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.
Writer:  Mickey Rose
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Golden Child | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 40%  The Golden Child  94 min,  PG-13,  [Action, Adventure, Comedy]  [Michael Ritchie]  [12 Dec 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 26%, Metacritic 37/100, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis, Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate
Plot:  A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child who dark forces want to eliminate.
Writer:  Dennis Feldman
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Simple Wish | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 39%  A Simple Wish  89 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Family, Fantasy]  [Michael Ritchie]  [11 Jul 1997]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 25%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Francis Capra, Jonathan Hadary, Mara Wilson, Martin Short, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee
Plot:  Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ...
Writer:  Jeff Rothberg
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Wildcats | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 38%  Wildcats  106 min,  R,  [Comedy, Sport]  [Michael Ritchie]  [14 Feb 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 18%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Brandy Gold, Goldie Hawn, Robyn Lively, Swoosie Kurtz
Plot:  A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she expected trying to whip her tough inner city team into shape.
Writer:  Ezra Sacks
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Scout | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 37%  The Scout  101 min,  PG-13,  [Comedy, Drama, Sport]  [Michael Ritchie]  [30 Sep 1994]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 22%, External Reviews
Actors:  Albert Brooks, Anne Twomey, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest
Plot:  The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled baseball player.
Writer:  Roger Angell (article), Andrew Bergman (screenplay), Albert Brooks (screenplay), Monica Mcgowan Johnson (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Survivors | Movie Details for Director Michael Ritchie | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 33%  The Survivors  103 min,  R,  [Comedy, Crime, Drama]  [Michael Ritchie]  [22 Jun 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 9%, External Reviews
Actors:  James Wainwright, Jerry Reed, Robin Williams, Walter Matthau
Plot:  Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.
Writer:  Michael Leeson
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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