Rutanya Alda is a Latvian-American actress. She began her career in the late 1960s, and went on to have supporting parts in The Deer Hunter, Rocky II, and the cult classic film Mommie Dearest
|13 October 1942
She also appeared in a lead role in the horror films Amityville II: The Possession and Girls Nite Out.
American Perfekt [11 June 1997]
Psychiatrist Jake (Robert Forster) decides to take a vacation during which he makes all decisions based on a coin toss. Driving through the California desert, he picks up Sandra (Amanda Plummer), who's been run off the road by con man Santini (David Thewlis). When Sandra steals cash from Santini's car, he comes after them. Jake and Sandra develop a bond as they outrace him, but events take a turn for the worse when Sandra disappears and her unstable sister, Alice (Fairuza Balk), turns up.… MORE
Amityville Horror [27 July 1979 (USA)]
A newly-wed couple moves into a large mansion on the Long Island coast and discovers that it is haunted. Unfortunately for them, anyone who tries to exorcise the house meets with devastation.
Amityville II: The Possession [24 September 1982 (USA)]
Soon after the Montelli family buys a house in the Long Island suburb of Amityville, unsettling events begin to occur. Mysterious demons seem to infest the house, preying on abusive father Anthony (Burt Young) and ferociously religious mother Dolores (Rutanya Alda), who calls on family priest Father Adamsky (James Olson) for an exorcism. Teenage Sonny (Jack Magner) is drawn furthest into madness, abusing his younger sister, Patricia (Diane Franklin), and eventually exploding in a horrific fury.… MORE
Apprentice to Murder 
In 1927 the simple life of a community in Pennsylvania was plagued by cruel and inexplicable acts of violence. The miracle healer Dr Reese understands who is responsible and wants to put an end to this.
Arthur Hailey's Detective 
A serial killer on death row promises to reveal the truth about his past, the crimes he committed, and the crimes he confessed to - but only to the detective who helped to convict him.
Article 99 [13 March 1992]
Dr. Richard Sturgess (Ray Liotta) leads a team of compassionate doctors at a veteran's hospital. Along with Drs. Morgan (Kiefer Sutherland), Handleman (Forest Whitaker) and Van Dorn (Lea Thompson), he fights to deliver adequate care to needy veterans in the face of funding cuts and a corrupt administration. To succeed, the staff may have to bend the rules and circumvent the villainous "Article 99," a bureaucratic loophole that prevents veterans from receiving the benefits they deserve.… MORE
Black Widow [29 April 2020 (France)]
At birth the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.
Blume in Love [17 June 1973]
A California lawyer (George Segal) tries to win back his ex-wife (Susan Anspach) from her lazy live-in boyfriend (Kris Kristofferson).
Christmas Evil [7 November 1980 (USA)]
Comical festive frights. A toy-maker who revels in the Christmas spirit suffers a mental break when his work is met with hypocrisy and cynicism and goes on a yuletide killing spree.
Girls Nite Out [20 June 1982]
Ohio coeds on a scavenger hunt find a slasher dressed like their school's bear mascot.
Greetings [15 December 1968 (USA)]
Following the misadventures of three young men and their attempts to avoid being drafted to fight in the Vietnam conflict. Full of anti-war sentiment, this film was controversial when released at the height of the Vietnam War, yet was a box office success and led to a sequel called `Hi, Mom!'.
Gross Anatomy [20 October 1989]
A young medical student managing to skive his way through college gets a rude awakening when a female professor intervenes.
Handsome Harry [12 October 2009 (Canada)]
Tasked with carrying out the final wishes of a dying friend, a former sailor (Jamey Sheridan) visits his old mates to find out what really happened to a member of their group one fateful evening.
Hi, Mom! [27 April 1970]
After serving in Vietnam, veteran Jon Rubin (Robert De Niro) arrives in New York City and approaches sleazy producer Joe Banner (Allen Garfield) about directing a pornographic film. Rubin becomes obsessed with his beautiful neighbor, Judy Bishop (Jennifer Salt). He also begins shooting footage of the residents of an apartment building on the other side of the street. Soon, he falls in with a group of militant black activists as he struggles to find meaning in his increasingly unsatisfying life.… MORE
Hotshot [23 January 1987]
A soccer player (Jim Youngs) leaves his rich family and goes to Brazil to learn from a master (Pelé).
Last Exit to Brooklyn [12 October 1989 (West Germany)]
A homosexual factory worker (Stephen Lang) and a teenage hooker (Jennifer Jason Leigh) symbolize the damned in 1952 Brooklyn.
Late Phases [9 March 2014]
A secluded retirement community is plagued by mysterious and deadly attacks until a grizzled war veteran moves in, rallies the residents, and discovers a beast is behind the killings.
Leaving Normal [29 April 1992]
A waitress with a past that's weighing her down, Darly (Christine Lahti) decides to drive to Alaska to try and come to terms with her unfortunate history. Along the way, Darly meets Marianne (Meg Tilly), an impulsive young woman leaving an abusive relationship. The two hit the road together and keep driving north, bonding over the hardships that they have endured and meeting a number of eccentric characters as they get closer to their destination.… MORE
Love Comes Softly [13 April 2003]
A young woman's husband dies after they arrive to start a new life on the frontier. She agrees to spend the winter with a widower and gradually she falls in love with her new family.
Mommie Dearest [16 September 1981 (New York)]
In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM studios, her callous and abusive behavior towards her daughter Christina (Diana Scarwid) becomes even more pronounced. Christina leaves home and takes her first acting role, only to find her mother's presence still overshadowing her.… MORE
Murder Without Conviction [5 September 2004]
A nun who has recently been released from her vows becomes embroiled in an investigation involving twin savant brothers who were accused of killing their mother on Good Friday.
My First Mister [12 October 2001]
Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who is her total opposite, a precise and well-ordered menswear store owner of forty-nine who manages limited expectations and protects lonely secrets with pleasant ritual and quiet, ironic reserve. These two total opposites collide in conflict then come together in a surprising alliance, changing each other's lives forever.… MORE
Mystery Woman: Snapshot [Georg Stanford Brown]
Amateur sleuth Samantha's friend is shocked to find she has been left out of her brother's will. She suspects foul play among greedy relatives and when she is murdered, Sam has to unravel the mystery.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village [4 February 1976]
Fresh out of college, Larry Lapinsky (Lenny Baker) leaves Brooklyn and moves to Greenwich Village. Larry comes from a traditional Jewish home, and though his mother, Faye (Shelley Winters), wants him to get a steady job, he tries to make it as an actor. He quickly takes his place among some young creative types, including girlfriend Sarah (Ellen Greene) and writer Robert (Chris Walken). Soon Larry is on the verge of a career breakthrough -- and his mother finds it hard to let go.… MORE
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid [23 May 1973 (New York)]
Lawyer Pat Garrett, an honest man, is called upon by a group of wealthy cattle barons to deal with Billy the Kid, a notorious outlaw who is also his childhood friend.
Prancer [17 November 1989 (USA)]
Refusing to give up her belief in Santa Claus, a child, Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harrell), discovers a hurt reindeer in the woods, which she believes to be Prancer. With the help of a sympathetic veterinarian (Abe Vigoda), Jessica takes care of the wounded creature. It's supposed to be a secret, but eventually a store Santa Claus (Michael Constantine), the girl's dad (Sam Elliott) and the entire town find out about Prancer, leading to big problems for Jessica and her family.… MORE
Racing with the Moon [23 March 1984]
In their last weeks before deployment to World War II as Marines, teenage friends Henry Nash (Sean Penn) and Nicky (Nicolas Cage) try to make the best of the time they have left in their small California town. When Nash spots Caddie Winger (Elizabeth McGovern), a new girl in town he mistakenly believes to be wealthy, he sets about winning her over. But the good times are ruined when Nicky finds himself trying to solve a serious predicament, and implicating Nash and Caddie in the process.… MORE
Rappin' [10 May 1985 (USA)]
An ex-convict (Mario Van Peebles) shows residents of his Pittsburgh ghetto how to drive out riffraff with rap music.
Rosemary's Baby [12 June 1968 (USA)]
After moving into an apartment with Guy, her husband, Rosemary hears and dreams strange things. When she gets pregnant, she suspects her neighbours have sinister plans for her baby.
Safe Passage [23 December 1994]
Mag Singer (Susan Sarandon) is an obsessive and superstitious mother who must face the severe issues that threaten to tear apart her entire family. One of her several sons, all of whom are grown, might have been killed in the Middle East, where he was serving in the Marines. The rest of her sons and her estranged husband (Sam Shepard) gather at her home to help each other through this trying period. Accompanying them, unfortunately, are the sins and regrets of the past.… MORE
Scarecrow [11 April 1973 (USA)]
The story of two friends - Max, an ex-con and Lionel who is a sailor and how they succeed in life.
Steel [15 August 1997]
In this comic book action-adventure, John Irons, aka superhero Steel must stop weapons maker Burke before he causes disaster.
Stolen [12 March 2010 (USA)]
Detective Tom Adkins tries to deal with the disappearance of his ten-year-old son. While no leads turn up in that case the detective receives a phone call which leads him to the mutilated, mummified remains of a boy buried in a box fifty years earlier. The similarities between the two cases push Tom to the edge of sanity and will eventually lead him to the fate of his son.… MORE
Swashbuckler [29 July 1976]
In Jamaica 1781, Captain Red Lynch and his band of pirates join forces with hot-headed noblewoman Jane Barnet to oppose the greedy Lord Durant.
The Dark Half [10 June 1993 (Germany)]
Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) has had success writing novels under both his real name and his pseudonym, George Stark, which he uses to publish base thrillers. When word gets out that they are one and the same, the author holds a mock funeral for Stark. But after a rash of murders eerily similar to those in the Stark books, Thad and his wife, Liz (Amy Madigan), realize that Stark is real and responsible, and must work with local Sheriff Pangborn (Michael Rooker) to stop him.… MORE
The Deer Hunter [22 February 1979 (Sydney)]
In the backdrop of the US-Vietnam war, three friends who join the army to fight in Vietnam are later captured by the enemy forces. They manage to escape but are soon separated and imprisoned again.
The Fury [10 March 1978 (USA)]
When a devious plot separates CIA agent Peter Sandza (Kirk Douglas) from his son, Robin (Andrew Stevens), the distraught father manages to see through the ruse. Taken because of his psychic abilities, Robin is being held by Ben Childress (John Cassavetes), who is studying people with supernatural powers in hopes of developing their talents as weapons. Soon Peter pairs up with Gillian (Amy Irving), a teen who has telekinesis, to find and rescue Robin.… MORE
The Glass House [14 September 2001 (USA)]
After Ruby's parents die in an accident, she and her brother move in with a childless couple. She, however, discovers that her foster parents are not what they seem to be.
The Last Tycoon [12 September 1991 (Germany)]
While trying to find a cure for his wife's blindness, Dr. Farber has created a device that allows the user to send images directly to the brain, enabling the blind to see. The creation and operation of such a machine is in stark contrast to a deteriorating global situation, where the continued existence of mankind is under threat from a nuclear powered satellite that is falling toward earth.… MORE
The Long Goodbye [7 March 1973 (USA)]
Detective Philip Marlowe helps his friend Terry Lennox get to the Mexican border late one night. When he makes his way back home, he finds police waiting for Terry who has murdered his own wife.
The Panic in Needle Park [1 June 1971 (France)]
Bobby (Al Pacino) is a heroin addict who lives in "Needle Park," the nickname for an area on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where junkies congregate. He meets Helen (Kitty Winn), a lonely homeless girl, and they fall in love. However, Bobby also introduces Helen to heroin, and she eventually becomes addicted, too. As Bobby and Helen become more and more dependent on each other and on heroin, their need for money to feed their habit grows, resulting in crime, desperation and betrayal.… MORE
The Ref [9 March 1994 (USA)]
Abandoned by his partner, Denis, a thief finds himself embroiled in a family that has a lot of differences. He tries to get to the bottom of the situation and helps them resolve their differences.
The Stuff [14 June 1985 (USA)]
A private detective investigates a new consumer taste treat that's absolutely delicious and just possibly lethal.
The Terminal Man [19 June 1974 (USA)]
Harry Benson, a brilliant scientist, undergoes a surgery to insert a microcomputer in his brain in order to get rid of violent seizures. However, the surgery does not go as planned.
The War with Grandpa [29 November 2020 (India)]
Peter and his grandpa used to be very close, but when Grandpa Jack moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession: his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out. However, grandpa doesn't give up easily, and it turns into an all-out war between the two.… MORE
They [14 November 1993]
A woman (Vanessa Redgrave) who contacts the ghosts of children helps a man (Patrick Bergin) who has lost his 10-year-old daughter.
Too Big to Fail [23 May 2011]
After leaving his top job at Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson, the secretary of Treasury, tries to tackle the problems that arose during the global economic meltdown.
Vigilante [6 January 1983 (Netherlands)]
An outraged family man (Robert Forster) joins a co-worker's (Fred Williamson) vigilantes against a New York street gang.
When a Stranger Calls [26 October 1979 (USA)]
A young high school student babysits for a very rich family. She begins to receive strange phone calls threatening the children. When she finally realises that it's not a joke, she calls the police, only to find that the calls are coming from inside the house.
Where Is Kyra? [27 June 2019 (Germany)]
A fragile woman is already stressed from a fast-paced world when her mother dies and she must find a means for survival while hiding her struggles from her new boyfriend.
You Don't Know Jack [14 April 2010 (New York)]
Dr Jack Kevorkian pioneers physician-assisted suicide and introduces the idea to the public. His family supports his ideology but faces stiff opposition from outside.
- 13 October 1942.
- Riga, Latvia.