Movies starring Tom Skerritt


MASH (1970)   4/54/54/54/54/5

116 mins     Comedy, Drama, War      

"M*A*S*H" was one of those TV series which you could watch over and over again and never grow tired of seeing the same old episode. It always had great writing and comedy along with a touch of emotion which drew us into the l...

The Devil

The Devil's Rain (1975)   2/52/52/52/52/5

86 mins     Horror      

I read some where many years back that "The Devil's Rain" was one of the worst movies ever made, maybe it was back in 1975 when it was released with advertising making it out to be more than it ended up but watched 40 years l...

The Last Day

The Last Day (1975)   4/54/54/54/54/5

100 mins     TV Movie, Western      

Quick question for you? Do you watch a movie firstly to be entertained or firstly to be educated. There is of course no right or wrong answer but for me my preference is entertainment over education although I don't object to...


Alien (1979)   5/55/55/55/55/5

117 mins     Horror, Sci-Fi      

I was far too young back in 1979 to watch Ridley Scott's "Alien" and it wasn't until the start of the 90s that I finally managed to watch his sci-fi adventure/ horror. That didn't stop it leaving a lasting impression on me as...

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone (1983)   4/54/54/54/54/5

103 mins     Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller      

The more movies I watch the more I come to realise that no one shares the exact same taste in movies as I do and so whilst I might agree with the opinions of a reviewer most of the time there will be times when we will disagr...

Calendar Girl Murders

Calendar Girl Murders (1984)   2/52/52/52/52/5

92 mins     Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV Movie      

"Calendar Girl Murders" has one of those tantalising titles which suggest something which might be a little sexy. "Calendar Girl Murders" also has the tantalising prospect of featuring Sharon Stone before she became a big sta...

Top Gun

Top Gun (1986)   3/53/53/53/53/5

109 mins     Action , Drama, Thriller      

"Top Gun" the movie which saw Tom Cruise star as Maverick an arrogant fighter pilot who falls for his instructor Charlie (Kelly McGillis) whilst having issues with rival Ice Man (Val Kilmer)....

The Parent Trap II

The Parent Trap II (1986)   3/53/53/53/53/5

81 mins     Comedy, Family, TV Movie      

How much did you like the original 1960s version of "The Parent Trap"? Did you love it to the point that you watched it till you knew every line or did you just enjoy it as a fun children's movie? It's an important question b...

Miles to Go...

Miles to Go... (1986)   3/53/53/53/53/5

100 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

Over the past few months I have found myself somehow having watched a fair few movies which deal with life's illnesses from Parkinson's disease to cancer and whilst they often have similarities they also tend to bring somethi...


SpaceCamp (1986)   3/53/53/53/53/5

107 mins     Adventure , Family, Sci-Fi      

"Police Academy" for children who dream of either going in to space or just attending NASA's space camp, that is what "SpaceCamp" is. As such the first half of the movie is all about the training with these children getting t...

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias (1989)   3/53/53/53/53/5

117 mins     Drama, Romance      

"Steel Magnolias" is a movie which splits my opinion right down the middle as there is part of this female orientated movie which I just can't stand. Yet at the same time "Steel Magnolias" makes me smile, makes me cry and the...

Child in the Night

Child in the Night (1990)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Drama, Mystery, Thriller, TV Movie      

Let me break "Child in the Night" down to its two parts starting with the relationships. On one hand we have this interesting relationship which forms between Jackie and Luke as she sets about gaining his trust in order to un...

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It (1992)   4/54/54/54/54/5

123 mins     Drama      

Adapted from Norman Maclean's popular novel "A River Runs Through It" appears to be a movie without a point. A beautifully crafted look at the life of Norman Maclean from his days being schooled by his father a Presbyterian m...


Singles (1992)   3/53/53/53/53/5

99 mins     Comedy, Drama, Romance      

Directed by Cameron Crowe "Singles" is what I call a generational movie, basically one which deals with the ups and downs of a specific generation. In this case we are talking about twenty something's as they deal with variou...


Contact (1997)   4/54/54/54/54/5

150 mins     Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi      

There has been a surprising amount written about the movie "Contact" over the years, and in these various writings things such as that it focuses on the age old debate of science & religion is often mentioned, so is the fact ...

Trial by Media

Trial by Media (2000)   3/53/53/53/53/5

91 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

"Trial by Media" which is also known as "An American Daughter" is a sprightly little movie about how something seemingly unimportant in your past can affect your present. It made me think because whilst this movie works on so...

High Noon

High Noon (2000)   3/53/53/53/53/5

88 mins     TV Movie, Western      

"Not for you", are the three words which I need to say if you like many are a fan of the exceptional "High Noon" starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly and discover that in 2000 they remade the classic with Tom Skerritt steppin...

Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers (2001)   3/53/53/53/53/5

90 mins     Drama, Western      

There is a simple way to describe "Texas Rangers", it's as if someone loved the youthfulness of "Young Guns" and tried to give us another youthful western. We may have a different storyline, as we have a group of young men be...

Tears of the Sun

Tears of the Sun (2003)   3/53/53/53/53/5

116 mins     Action , Drama, Thriller      

"Tears of the Sun" is an interesting movie, or actually it should have been, it starts with a lot of promise that it could be something quite serious maybe along the lines of "The Killing Fields", but then soon falls into a r...

Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill (2005)   3/53/53/53/53/5

93 mins     Drama      

You can sum "Vinegar Hill" up as a family with secrets movie, the sort where you know things aren't as they seem, that something in the family's history has been buried but has left them all strained. As such whilst "Vinegar ...

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