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Mitchell Ryan

Born: January 11, 1928, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Mitchell Ryan is an American actor most recently known for playing Edward Montgomery (Greg's father) on the sitcom Dharma & Greg. He also worked with his on-screen wife from Dharma & Greg, Susan Sullivan, in the short-lived series Julie Farr, M.D...Ryan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.2 After the Korean War, he went to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. There he went on to make his acting debut in Thunder Road along with the Theatre's founder Robert Porterfield. 


Ryan was an original cast member on the cult TV soap Dark Shadows, playing Burke Devlin until he was fired from the show in June 1967 due to his alcoholism, citation needed and replaced by Anthony George. His other acting credits include Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Liar, Liar, Magnum Force (Dirty Harry's ill-fated despondent best friend and fellow traffic cop Charlie McCoy), Lethal Weapon (as the key villain, The General), Grosse Pointe Blank, Electra Glide in Blue, and Hot Shots! Part Deux (as senator Grey Edwards). In 1973, he played the lead in the NBC adventure show Chase, with co-stars Wayne Maunder and Reid Smith. I

n 1980, Ryan played wagonmaster Cooper Hawkins in the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms, taking a wagon train of pioneers to California during the 1840s, and becoming the de facto head of the Chisholm family after the death of patriarch Hadley Chisholm. Ryan appeared in NBC's The A-Team episode "Waste 'Em". He appeared as the father of Commander William Riker in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Icarus Factor". (Ryan had earlier been considered for the part of series lead Captain Jean-Luc Picard.) He played a police officer in a 1993 episode of NYPD Blue. His Broadway theatre credits include Wait Until Dark, Medea, and The Price. Ryan has been married and divorced twice and is the father of three children. 

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Liar Liar (1997)

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| 86 Min

The truth shall set you free... unless you're Fletcher Reede (comic giant Jim Carrey), a fast-talking attorney who discovers he can't tell a lie for 24 hours after his 5 year-old son makes a birthday wish. Hilarity ensues as Reede must try to keep his practice and life in one piece when his inappropriately candid mouth would have him ruined. Carrey earned a Golden Globe for his performance in this film that ranks among his best. Joined by Golden Globe winner Amanda Donohoe and Golden Globe nominees Jennifer Tilly and Swoosie Kurtz, "Liar Liar" is a classic Carrey comedy!

68 1997 86
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The Devils Own (1997)

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Crime |
Drama |
Thriller |
USA |
| 107 Min

A police officer uncovers the real identity of his houseguest, an IRA terrorist in hiding.

61 1997 107
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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

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USA |
| 107 Min

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

74 1997 107
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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

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Horror |
Thriller |
| 88 Min

Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after giving birth to Michael s child. She runs to Haddonfield to get Dr. Loomis to help her again.

49 1995 88
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Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

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Action |
Comedy |
War |
USA |
| 86 Min

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.

66 1993 86
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The Ryan White Story (1989)

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Drama |
| 102 Min

The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.

73 1989 102
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Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Adventure |
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Comedy |
Thriller |
Crime |
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| 110 Min

Mel Gibson stars as a one-man killing machine, a Los Angeles policeman who recently lost his wife and has been acting increasingly unstable. Danny Glover plays a by-the-book homicide detective with an impeccable record and a loving family. Now, the two are stuck with each other aspartners, investigating a suicide that leads to an international crimering and ever-increasing danger in this blockbuster action thriller.

76 1987 110
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Uncommon Valor (1983)

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| 100 Min

The pilot for an unsold weekly series, Uncommon Valor stresses the courage and resourceful of a team of firefighters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Headed by dauntless battalion chief Tom Riordan (Mitchell Ryam), the unit tries to drench a raging conflagration at County General Hospital (a disaster enhanced by some pretty good special effects). They also have to battle the villain of the piece, discreetly described in the original network press release as a \deranged arsonist.\

69 1983 100
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Two-Minute Warning (1976)

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Action |
Thriller |
| 115 Min

A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and rush to the scene. Still, they may be too late, as an all-star cast finds itself lined up in the sights of a gun-toting madman.

60 1976 115
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Magnum Force (1973)

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Crime |
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| 124 Min

\Dirty\ Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.

72 1973 124
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High Plains Drifter (1973)

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Western |
| 105 Min

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

76 1973 105
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

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Crime |
Drama |
| 102 Min

Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank robbing/kidnapping hoodlum chums. But who else is dealing with the feds? Who gets the blame for snitching on the bank robbers?

76 1973 102
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Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

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USA |
| 114 Min

A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around him in order to solve the case, eventually returning to solitude in the desert.

72 1973 114
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The Hunting Party (1971)

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Action |
Drama |
Western |
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| 111 Min

A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

64 1971 111
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Monte Walsh (1970)

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| 106 Min

Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to them, but the freedom of the open prarie is what they long for. Eventually, they all must say goodbye to the lives they knew, and try to make a new start.

71 1970 106



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