Following his release from prison after serving time for a rape conviction, Max Cady (Robert De Niro) seeks revenge on Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte), the public defender who represented him during his trial. Cady believes that Bowden deliberately held back important information about his case that could have kept him out of jail. As payback, the psychopath sets off to terrorize Bowden, his wife (Jessica Lange) and their 15 year-old daughter (Juliette Lewis). Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam and Fred Dalton Thompson. Categories: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller. Year: 1991.
Martin Balsam in Cape Fear
Capt. John Yossarian (Alan Arkin), a WWII bombardier, can't take the stress absurdity of war anymore and does everything he can to certified as insane so he can stop flying missions. Based on the Joseph Heller novel, Yossarian's story is a parody of the military mentaility and of bureaucracy in all of its incarnations. Directed by Mike Nichols. With Martin Balsam, Art Garfunkel, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight, Charles Grodin, Norman Fell, Paula Prentiss and Susanne Benton. Categories: Comedy, War, Based on a Novel. Year: 1970.
Martin Balsam in Catch-22
In 1941 as World War II sweeps across Europe, the United States attempts diplomatic correspondence with Japan. Simultaneously, Japan is preparing for an attack on an American naval base in case diplomacy fails. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese perspectives, this film surpasses typical war films to address the political and cultural importance of that fateful day in November. Directed by Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku and Toshio Masuda. With Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten and Tatsuya Mihashi. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, War, History. Year: 1970.
Martin Balsam in Tora! Tora! Tora!
Paul Varjak (George Peppard) is a struggling writer who has just moved to New York, hoping to jumpstart his career. He soon becomes entranced by his neighbor, the very confusing Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) who seems to be a coy and graceful socialite in public, yet is much more clumsy and vulnerable in private. Directed by Blake Edwards. With Patricia Neal, Patricia Neal, Martin Balsam , and Mickey Rooney. Categories: Comedy,Drama, Romance, Cult Classics, New York. Year: 1961.
Martin Balsam in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is sick of her life. An officer worker in Arizona, she seizes the chance to take $40,000 from her boss and heads out for her boyfriend (John Gavin) in California. Along the way, she stops at the Bates Hotel, a quiet roadside getaway with a suspicious owner (Anthony Perkins) and a terrifying secret. When she doesn't show up in California, her boyfriend and sister (Vera Miles) journey to the Hotel to investigate. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Martin Balsam, John McIntire and Simon Oakland. Categories: Cult Classics, Horror, Thriller, Classic. Year: 1960.
Martin Balsam in Psycho
After the defense and prosecution have rested, the jury files into the jury room to deliberate on what seems to be an open and shut murder case. But, one dissenting juror (Henry Fonda) slowly tries to convince the others that the case is not as clear as it seemed in court. As they discuss the murder case, the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other come to light. Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Martin Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman and Jack Warden. Categories: Drama, Crime. Year: 1957.
Martin Balsam in 12 Angry Men