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Anne-Marie Martin is a Actor and Scriptwriter Canadienne born on 11 november 1957 at Toronto (Canada)

Anne-Marie Martin

Anne-Marie Martin
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Birth name Edmonda Benton
Nationality Canada
Birth 11 november 1957 (62 years) at Toronto (Canada)

Anne-Marie Martin (born Edmonda Benton, November 11, 1957) is a Canadian actress and writer who is perhaps best known for playing Sgt. Dori Doreau in the American television comedy series Sledge Hammer! from 1986 to 1988.

Martin also played Gwen Davies on the soap opera Days of Our Lives in the early 1980s. Prior to 1980, she acted under her real name, "Eddie Benton", most notably in the unsuccessful series pilot/telefilm Dr. Strange (1978). She also appeared in films such as Prom Night, The Boogens, and a cameo in Halloween II; as well as numerous TV series guest roles. Among these were Stella Breed, a woman with psychokinetic powers in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Twiki is Missing", and an officer who faces an amputation after injury in the line of duty on T. J. Hooker. Prior to this she appeared in H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come, a low-budget science fiction film that capitalized on the popularity of Buck Rogers (Martin was made up to resemble Erin Gray's Buck Rogers character, Wilma Deering). She was also a regular on the short-lived 1977 series Rafferty opposite Patrick McGoohan and appeared in the equally short lived Time Express in 1979. Credited by her birth name, Martin also auditioned unsuccessfully for the role of Princess Leia in the first Star Wars movie.

In the early 1980s, she appeared in a Highway to Heaven episode in which she and Victor French traded bodies. Alan Spencer, who created Sledge Hammer, chose her for the Doreau role; he also wrote an episode of the series that allowed her to, if not exactly change bodies with Sledge Hammer, at least impersonate him.

Martin married author Michael Crichton in 1987 (she had a small role in Crichton's film Runaway three years earlier), and following the cancellation of Sledge Hammer!, retired from television and film acting. In 1989, they had a daughter, Taylor-Anne, who attended Barnard College in New York. In the 1990s, Martin co-wrote, with Crichton, the screenplay to the 1996 film Twister. The couple separated in 2001 and a divorce settlement was reached in 2003. Martin went on to pursue her love of horses and ride competitively. She rode for the American Team in the World Championship competition for Icelandic horses.

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Twister (1996)
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Filmography of Anne-Marie Martin (11 films)

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Actress

Between the Canals, 1h28
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Anne-Marie Martin, Peter Coonan
Rating57% 2.8630252.8630252.8630252.8630252.863025
The film follows three small-time criminals as they pinball their way about Dublin on a boozy Saint Patrick's Day. Liam (Dan Hyland) is plotting an escape from minor villainy. Dave (Peter Coonan) hopes to move up the criminal pecking order, while Scratcher (Stephen Jones) seems happy to coast.
Runaway
Runaway (1984)
, 1h36
Directed by Michael Crichton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes, Kirstie Alley, G. W. Bailey, Chris Mulkey
Roles Hooker at Bar
Rating58% 2.949512.949512.949512.949512.94951
The film is set in the near future, where robots are commonplace--a part of everyday life like any other electrical appliance--and are just as prone to malfunctions. But when a robot malfunctions, it could pose a threat to people or property. Such robots are known as "runaways." Since they are more dangerous than the average machine, they are handled by a division of the police trained in robotics. The "runaway" squad, however, is treated as an easy and unexciting assignment and often ridiculed.
Halloween II, 1h32
Directed by John Carpenter, Rick Rosenthal
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Lance Guest, Jeffrey Kramer, Dick Warlock, Pamela Susan Shoop
Roles Darcy Essmont
Rating64% 3.249963.249963.249963.249963.24996
On October 31, 1978, picking up immediately after the events of the first film, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is rushed to the hospital after being attacked by Michael Myers (Dick Warlock), who disappeared after being shot six times and falling from a second story balcony. Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) attempts to track down Michael. After escaping, Michael steals a butcher knife from the house of an elderly couple and kills the next door neighbor, who came outside to investigate the neighbor's scream. He later learns of Laurie's location from a radio broadcast and makes his way to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. Laurie begins having flashbacks of being adopted by the Strodes and visiting a boy in a mental institution. However, her sedation leaves her in a semi-conscious state most of the time. Paramedic Jimmy (Lance Guest) begins to develop romantic feelings for Laurie, despite the chagrin of the head nurse Mrs. Alves (Gloria Gifford), who is trying to get Laurie to rest comfortably. Dr. Loomis and Sheriff Brackett (Charles Cyphers) continue to search for Michael, only for an oncoming speeding police car to accidentally hit and kill Bennett Tramer (who was wearing a mask similar to Michael's) in the process.
The Boogens, 1h35
Directed by James L. Conway
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Rebecca Balding, Anne-Marie Martin, John Crawford, Jon Lormer
Roles Jessica Ford
Rating56% 2.804742.804742.804742.804742.80474
A small construction team of four men work to reopen an abandoned silver mine, 100 years after a mysterious massacre forced the Army to shut it down. What they don't know is that their excavating has inadvertently freed some amphibious reptilian creatures lurking deep within the mine shafts.
Savage Harvest, 1h26
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about lions
Actors Tom Skerritt, Michelle Phillips, Anne-Marie Martin, Derek Partridge, Arthur Malet
Roles Wendy
Rating59% 2.954582.954582.954582.954582.95458
A family in Africa is besieged by a group of lions, driven to desperation by the drought. They have to survive multiple attacks but some colleagues are eaten by the lions.
Prom Night
Prom Night (1980)
, 1h30
Directed by Paul Lynch
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Serial killer films, Teen movie
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anne-Marie Martin, Robert A. Silverman, Melanie Morse MacQuarrie, Jeff Wincott
Roles Wendy (as Eddie Benton)
Rating54% 2.7016752.7016752.7016752.7016752.701675
In 1974, 11-year-olds Wendy Richards, Jude Cunningham, Kelly Lynch, and Nick McBride play hide and seek in an abandoned convent. 10-year-old Robin Hammond tries to join them, but they start teasing her by repeating "Kill! Kill! Kill!". Robin is then backed up towards a window from which she falls to her death. Instead of reporting the incident to the police, the children make a pact not to tell anyone what happened and keep the incident a secret, but after they leave, a shadow falls across Robin's body. Later a known rapist is mistakenly blamed for Robin's death and is arrested.
The Shape of Things to Come, 1h38
Directed by George McCowan
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Disaster films
Actors Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse, John Ireland, Nicholas Campbell, Anne-Marie Martin
Roles Kim Smedley
Rating31% 1.5854451.5854451.5854451.5854451.585445
Sometime in the future, Earth is recovering from "The Robot Wars" that devastated the planet seven years earlier. Most of humanity now lives on the Moon within a domed city called New Washington, but their survival depends on an anti-radiation drug called Raddic-Q2 which is manufactured on the distant planet Delta 3.
The Shape of Things to Come, 1h38
Directed by George McCowan
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction
Actors Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse, John Ireland, Nicholas Campbell, Anne-Marie Martin
Roles Kim Smedley
Rating31% 1.5854451.5854451.5854451.5854451.585445
Après des années de guerre des robots, la Terre retrouve son calme mais n'est plus qu'un grand champ de ruines. Les survivants sont contraints de se réfugier sur la lune. Alors qu'elle a à peine immigré, la communauté doit faire face au tyran Omus et à son armée de droïdes qui veulent éradiquer définitivement la race humaine...
Deadman's Curve, 1h40
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Richard Hatch, Bruce Davison, Susan Sullivan, Pamela Bellwood, Denise DuBarry, Anne-Marie Martin
Roles Nancy
Rating69% 3.4835053.4835053.4835053.4835053.483505
On Jan and Dean's rise to the top of the music industry, a horrible car accident leaves Jan incapacitated and their dreams shattered. With the help of Dean and others, Jan slowly recovers, learning again to walk and talk. A comeback to the music industry is seen as a slim chance, but Jan's willingness to try and with Dean right by his side, the duo aim for another shot.
Dr. Strange, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Clyde Kusatsu, Anne-Marie Martin, Peter Hooten, Jessica Walter, John Mills, Bob Delegall
Roles Clea Lake
Rating53% 2.658242.658242.658242.658242.65824
The film opens in Hell, where The Nameless One (David Hooks) discusses with Morgan le Fay (Jessica Walter) her failure five hundred years ago to overcome a wizard to allow the demon access to our world. The demon tells le Fay that the wizard is now old and weak, and must transfer his position and powers to his successor. Le Fay has three days either to defeat the wizard or kill his successor.

Scriptwriter

Twister
Twister (1996)
, 1h53
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Transport films, Catastrophe climatique, Road movies, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck
Rating63% 3.199483.199483.199483.199483.19948
In June 1969, 5-year-old Jo Thornton (Alexa Vega), her parents, and the family dog Toby seek shelter in a storm cellar as a powerful F5 tornado. This tornado is so strong that the storm cellar door is ripped off, and Jo's father (Richard Lineback) is pulled into the storm to his death. Jo, her mother (Rusty Schwimmer), and Toby survive.