When a man is murdered in Antarctica, U.S. marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is sent to investigate, just as winter is closing in. She is joined in her search for the killer by a UN official (Gabriel Macht). As the blizzards begin, Carrie finds herself closer to the killer than she ever imagined, yet he remains just out of reach. Directed by Dominic Sena. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2009.
Tom Skerritt in Whiteout
When the democratic government of Nigeria is overthrown in a coup, a U.S. Navy SEAL, A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) is sent to rescue Lena (Monica Bellucci), a doctor who has gone to help refugees. Lena will only agree to leave if Waters and his men rescue some of the refugees as well. Waters has orders to remain neutral, but when he sees the brutality of the new regime, he chooses to help. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller, War. Year: 2003.
Tom Skerritt in Tears of the Sun
Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) is an independent radio astronomer who rockets into celebrity after she finds a coherent radio signal emanating from deep space. Deciphering the message with the help of Palmer Joss (Matthew McConaughey), Ellie discovers plans for building an advanced machine of unknown power. As Ellie prepares to test the device, she stands at the precipice of what may be the greatest moment in human history, or possibly its last. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With William Fichtner, James Woods and Angela Bassett. Categories: Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery. Year: 1997.
Tom Skerritt in Contact
In a small town Louisiana beauty parlor, a close-knit circle of friends come together during the best and worst of times. Visiting Truvy (Dolly Parton), the shop's owner, are Shelby (Julia Roberts), a diabetic who's set to marry a Southern lawyer (Dylan McDermott), her bossy mother M'Lynn (Sally Field), Ouiser Boudreaux (Shirley MacLaine), an ill-tempered woman with a quick wit, and Clairee Belcher (Olympia Dukakis), a recent widow. Directed by Herbert Ross. With Sam Shepard, Tom Skerritt and Kevin J. O'Connor. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 1989.
Tom Skerritt in Steel Magnolias
In deep space, the crew of the mining ship Nostromo investigates a suspected SOS signal being sent from a moon orbiting a nearby planet. Discovering a derelict ship on the moon's surface, Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Kane (John Hurt) and Lambert (Veronica Cartwright) enter and come upon a chamber filled with large, forboding eggs. When Kane is suddenly attacked by a mysterious parasite that attaches itself to his face, Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) initially refuses them re-entrance to the ship, siting quarantine protocol. But, Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm) disregards her order and lets them in. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Harry Dean Stanton and Yaphet Kotto. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1979.
Tom Skerritt in Alien
Captains Hawkeye Pierce (Donald Sutherland), Duke Forrest (Tom Skerritt) and Trapper John McIntyre (Elliott Gould) are three young Army surgeons trying to cope with the horrors of the Korean War. Part of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, the trio of rebellious, womanizing rule-breakers create a series of ridiculous episodes at their base camp in an effort to blow off some steam, realizing the importance of laughter, even in terrible situations. Directed by Robert Altman. With Sally Kellerman and Robert Duvall. Categories: Comedy, War, Drama. Year: 1970.
Tom Skerritt in MASH