In 1967, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear), a middle class father raising six kids with his wife Phyllis (Lauren Graham), invents a working prototype of the world's first intermittent windshield wiper. Succeeding where every automaker in the world has failed, Kearns believes his family will be financially secure for the rest of their lives. But, when the major auto manufacturers steal his invention and refuse to give him credit, Kearns begins a one man crusade to ensure that his life's work is acknowledged. Directed by Marc Abraham. With Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda and Jake Abel. Categories: Drama, Biography. Year: 2008.
Alan Alda in Flash of Genius
After writing a story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent, political journalist Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing a possible jail sentence for refusing to reveal her source. Struggling to defend the principles she has built her career upon, Rachel finds an ally in Alan Burnside (Alan Alda), an attorney who works to win her freedom. Directed by Rod Lurie. With Preston Bailey, Noah Wyle, Angela Bassett, Matt Dillon and Kristen Bough. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Independent Film. Year: 2008.
Alan Alda in Nothing But the Truth
Looking for a story to put him on the map, struggling sports reporter Erik Kernan ( Josh Hartnett) happens to help a homeless man who claims to be boxing legend Bob Satterfield (Samuel L. Jackson). Since most people think that the former champ had passed away, Erik sees their chance meeting as a great opportunity to resurrect Satterfield'a story and escape the shadow of his successful father. But, when the truth of the Champ's life comes to the surface, Erik is forced to reexamine his own life and his relationship with his estranged wife (Kathryn Morris) and their young son (Dakota Goyo). Directed by Rod Lurie. With Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, Teri Hatcher and David Paymer. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
Alan Alda in Resurrecting the Champ
Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a millionaire tycoon, but his real passion is flying. A talented businessman with eccentric habits, Hughes becomes involved in oil, casinoes and the film industry before starting a quest to create the fastest and biggest planes ever flown. While courting some of Hollywood's most beautiful women, including Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale) and Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett), Hughes is also faced with severe obsessive-compulsive behavior, that ultimately leads to his downfall. Directed by Martin Scorsese. With John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Ian Holm, Jude Law and Alan Alda. Categories: Politics, Biography, Drama. Year: 2004.
Alan Alda in The Aviator
A hotshot advertising executive, Nick (Mel Gibson), is in a strange accident that leaves him with the power to read women's thoughts. He uses his power to find out what's really going with Darcy (Helen Hunt), his rival at work. He also zeroes in on the waitress (Marisa Tomei) at a nearby coffeshop. Directed by Nancy Meyers. With Ashley Johnson and Mark Feuerstein. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 2000.
Alan Alda in What Women Want