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Allan F. Nicholls is a Actor, Director, Writer, Associate Producer, Assistant Director and Sound Canadien born on 8 april 1945

Allan F. Nicholls

Allan F. Nicholls
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Nationality Canada
Birth 8 april 1945 (73 years)

Allan F. Nicholls born April 8, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec, is a Canadian actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, composer and musician. He was nominated for both a BAFTA and WGA award for his writing on the 1978 film A Wedding. He is often credited as Allan Nicholls.
Allan was lead vocalist in the mid-60s with recording acts J.B. & The Playboys (RCA), who later became The Jaybees (on RCA) then Carnival Connection (Capitol). After playing Claude in the musical "Hair" he returned to Montreal to briefly sing lead vocals with Mashmakhan before releasing a number of solo recordings (with some charting in Canada) before delving into a career with the movie industry. A "J.B. & The Playboys - Anthology" CD was released by Super Oldies in 2005. He is probably most well known to the general public for his role as team captain Johnny Upton in the cult classic hockey movie Slap Shot.

Best films

Dead Man Walking (1996)
(Associate Producer)
Nashville (1975)

Usually with

Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(7 films)
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(3 films)
Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(4 films)
Jack Black
Jack Black
(3 films)
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Filmography of Allan F. Nicholls (17 films)

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The Crew
The Crew (2000)
, 1h28
Directed by Michael Dinner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Burt Reynolds, Seymour Cassel, Richard Dreyfuss, Dan Hedaya, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jeremy Piven
Rating56% 2.801282.801282.801282.801282.80128
Four retired mobsters (Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya and Seymour Cassel) plan one last crime to save their apartment at a retirement home (the owners are forcing them out with a rent increase so that the apartments can be rented to young, affluent South Beach couples). The four steal a corpse from the mortuary to use as the "victim" in a staged murder scene. Unknown to them, the body belonged to the head of a Colombian drug smuggling ring. As a result of the "murder", many of the young renters leave and the four men are given cash and a rent discount by the complex to keep living there. Much of this money is spent on high living and women, which causes a young woman (Jennifer Tilly) to discover that the four men staged the murder - while spending time with the normally-silent "Mouth," he reveals that his mouth is loosened by intimacy with women.
Cradle Will Rock, 2h12
Directed by Tim Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about television, Political films
Actors Hank Azaria, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Cary Elwes, Rubén Blades, Angus Macfadyen
Roles George Zorn
Rating68% 3.4491353.4491353.4491353.4491353.449135
The film begins with a long tracking shot focusing on a destitute young woman named Olive Stanton (Emily Watson). She is sleeping illegally in a theater, being awakened and kicked out. The shot continues as she slowly walks down the street following the sound of the song Nickel Under My Foot. When she arrives at the source of the music, the camera pans up the side of the building and moves inside where we are introduced to the playwright Marc Blitzstein (Hank Azaria), who is attempting to write the songs and put together the musical The Cradle Will Rock. Acting as Blitzstein’s conscience/mentors are a vision of his deceased wife and, later, an imaginary Bertolt Brecht. Brecht was a radical playwright who stressed the importance of breaking down the wall between the audience and actors.
Bob Roberts, 1h42
Directed by Tim Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about politics, Musical films, Political films
Actors Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Wise, Gore Vidal, John Cusack, Peter Gallagher, Alan Rickman
Roles Cutting Edge Live director
Rating69% 3.4987453.4987453.4987453.4987453.498745
Bob Roberts takes place in Pennsylvania in 1990. It depicts a fictitious senatorial race between a conservative Republican folk singer, Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins), and the incumbent Democrat, Brickley Paiste (Gore Vidal). The film is shot through the perspective of Terry Manchester (Brian Murray), a British documentary filmmaker who is following the Roberts campaign. Through his lens we see Roberts travel across the state, performing songs about drug users, lazy people and the triumph of traditional family values over the rebelliousness of the 1960s. As the campaign continues, Paiste remains in the lead until a scandal arises involving him and a young woman who was seen emerging from a car with him. Paiste claims that she was a friend of his granddaughter who he was driving home, but he cannot shake the accusations.
Threshold (1981)
, 1h37
Directed by Richard Pearce
Origin Canada
Actors Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Mare Winningham, Sharon Acker, John Marley, Allan F. Nicholls
Roles Dr. Basil Rents
Rating62% 3.10083.10083.10083.10083.1008
Respected cardiac surgeon Dr. Thomas Vrain performs a risky operation to provide a patient with the first artificial heart ever implanted in a human subject.
Popeye (1980)
, 1h54
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Pirate films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul L. Smith, Paul Dooley, Richard Libertini
Roles Rough House
Rating52% 2.6003752.6003752.6003752.6003752.600375
Popeye, a sailor, arrives at the small coastal town of Sweethaven ("Sweethaven—An Anthem") while searching for his long-lost father. He is immediately feared by the townsfolk simply because he is a stranger ("Blow Me Down"), and is accosted by a greedy taxman. He rents a room at the Oyl family's boarding house where the Oyls' daughter, Olive, is preparing for her engagement party. Her hand is promised to Captain Bluto, a powerful, perpetually angry bully who runs the town in the name of the mysterious Commodore. In the morning, Popeye visits the local diner for breakfast ("Everything Is Food") and demonstrates his strength as he brawls with a gang of provocative ruffians who give him and the other customers a hard time.
A Perfect Couple, 1h52
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Paul Dooley, Titos Vandis, Henry Gibson, Belita Moreno, Dennis Franz, Dimitra Arliss
Roles Dana 115
Rating60% 3.000793.000793.000793.000793.00079
An older man, played by Paul Dooley, tries romancing a younger woman, played by Marta Heflin. She is part of a travelling band of bohemian musicians who perform gigs in outdoor arenas around the country. He joins them on the road and tries to fit into their communal lifestyle. The film features multiple musical numbers.
A Wedding
A Wedding (1978)
, 2h5
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Desi Arnaz Jr., Carol Burnett, Géraldine Chaplin, Howard Duff, Vittorio Gassman, Mia Farrow
Roles Jake Jacobs
Rating70% 3.5472253.5472253.5472253.5472253.547225
Dino Corelli (Desi Arnaz Jr.) marries Muffin Brenner (Amy Stryker) in a lavish Episcopalian church wedding presided over by a doddering, forgetful bishop. After the ceremony, the wedding party and guests drive back to the Corelli mansion for the reception. Meanwhile, the elderly, bedridden matriarch Nettie Sloan (Lillian Gish), mother of Regina Sloan Corelli (Nina Van Pallandt) and grandmother of the groom Dino, is being tended in her upstairs bedroom at the mansion by drunk, lecherous Dr. Jules Meecham (Howard Duff). Nettie is lying in her bed speaking with wedding planner Rita Billingsley (Geraldine Chaplin) when Nettie suddenly dies peacefully. Dr. Meecham informs Dino's father and head of household Luigi Corelli (Vittorio Gassman) of Nettie's death, but leaves it to him to tell his wife Regina, which Luigi is unable to do because Regina is high on drugs and mentally unstable. Nettie's corpse remains lying in bed, appearing to be asleep, throughout the reception, while various attendees are quietly told about her death or in some cases visit her in her room without realizing she's actually dead. By the time her bossy daughter Toni (Dina Merrill) finds out and calls a family meeting to make a dramatic announcement, the other family members are mostly not surprised or even too upset.
Slap Shot
Slap Shot (1977)
, 2h3
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Jennifer Warren
Roles Johnny Upton
Rating73% 3.6987253.6987253.6987253.6987253.698725
Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) is the aging player-coach of the Charlestown Chiefs hockey team in the fictional Federal League. A perennial loser for years, the team's manager Joe McGrath (Strother Martin) has resorted to extreme cost-cutting techniques and embarrassing promotional antics to keep local interest alive. Dunlop, while not particularly talented as either a player or coach, is a skilled con man, and regularly manipulates the team to his own advantage. During a hopeless season, the Chiefs pick up the Hanson Brothers, bespectacled violent goons with childlike mentalities, complete with toys in their luggage. Horrified at being given players who seem stupid, immature, and unreliable, Dunlop initially chooses not to play them.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, 2h3
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Circus films, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel, Will Sampson, Allan F. Nicholls
Roles The Journalist (Prentiss Ingraham) (as Allan Nicholls)
Rating61% 3.0985253.0985253.0985253.0985253.098525
The story begins in 1885 with the arrival of an important new guest star in Buffalo Bill Cody's grand illusion, Chief Sitting Bull of Little Big Horn fame. Much to Cody's annoyance, Sitting Bull proves not to be a murdering savage but a genuine embodiment of what the whites believe about their own history out west. He is quietly heroic and morally pure.
Welcome to L.A., 1h46
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Actors Keith Carradine, Géraldine Chaplin, Sally Kellerman, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Hutton, Viveca Lindfors
Roles David Howard
Rating60% 3.0499353.0499353.0499353.0499353.049935
The theme of romantic despair and shallowness is displayed utilizing a La Ronde-like circle of sexual adventures and failed affairs around songwriter Carroll Barber (Carradine), which spread out through the city. Barber is an aloof womanizer who cannot commit or love and is used to illustrate the loneliness inherent in big-city life.
Nashville (1975)
, 2h39
Directed by Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Barbara Baxley, Géraldine Chaplin, Scott Glenn
Roles Bill
Rating77% 3.8980453.8980453.8980453.8980453.898045
The overarching plot takes place over five days leading up to a political rally for Replacement Party candidate Hal Phillip Walker, who is never seen throughout the entire movie. The story follows 24 characters roaming around Nashville, in search of some sort of goal through their own (often overlapping) story arcs.
Jennifer on My Mind, 1h30
Directed by Noel Black
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Michael Brandon, Tippy Walker, Renee Taylor, Robert De Niro, Steve Vinovich, Barry Bostwick
Roles Hell's Angel #2
Rating46% 2.3340352.3340352.3340352.3340352.334035
Marcus Rottner (Brandon), a 24-year-old heir of his late grandfather's fortune, is living in his New Jersey Palisades apartment as he finds out hippie girlfriend Jennifer Da Silva (Walker) has died of a heroin overdose in his living room. Fearing that he might be arrested for her death, he decides to dump her body, but not before his sister Selma (Taylor) and her psychologist boyfriend Sergei (Bonerz) -- whom Marcus detests—pay him a visit. They notice his strange behavior and suspect that Marcus has gotten himself into trouble. They search his apartment, but to no avail.
Footsteps In the Snow, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Adventure
Actors Peter Kastner, Veronica Lake, Meredith MacRae, Allan F. Nicholls
Roles The Jaybees (musical group / soundtrack)
Rating64% 3.2131053.2131053.2131053.2131053.213105
Obsessed, 1h42
Directed by Robin Spry
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Kerrie Keane, Sam Robards, Daniel Pilon, Saul Rubinek, Jenna Elfman, Lynne Griffin
Roles NY Cabbie
Rating67% 3.3695853.3695853.3695853.3695853.369585
A Canadian mother and businesswoman Dinah Middleton (Keane) is devastated when her teenage son, Alex (Anderson), is killed by a hit-and-run driver. When the police fail to turn up any suspects, she turns private detective to track the killer down. She traces the murderer to New York, only to discover that the crime is not covered by the extradition treaty between Canada and the US. She becomes obsessed with bringing the criminal to justice.