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Brenda Bakke is a Actor American born on 15 may 1963 at Klamath Falls (USA)

Brenda Bakke

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Birth name Brenda Jean Bakke
Nationality USA
Birth 15 may 1963 (57 years) at Klamath Falls (USA)

Brenda Jean Bakke (born May 15, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her roles in 1990s films Hot Shots! Part Deux, Gunmen, Demon Knight and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Bakke also played Lana Turner in the 1997 neo-noir L.A. Confidential.


Élevée à Portland, Oregon, elle commence déjà à jouer dans quelque productions locales, puis elle se rend à Los Angeles pour perfectionner son jeu dramatique auprès de l’American Academy of the Dramatic Arts et commence ensuite sa carrière d'actrice, dans laquelle on retrouve bon nombre de rôle de "bad girls" ou de femme à la morale élastique.

Ses débuts dans Hardbodies 2 (1986) vont la cataloguer dans ce genre pour des petites productions vidéo. Paradoxalement c'est grâce à Hot Shots ! 2 (1993) qu'elle va se faire remarquer par les chasseurs de têtes du monde des acteurs, même si elle joue encore des rôles très discrets comme dans Piège à grande vitesse (1995).

Sa carrière s'épanouit aussi dans la télévision, par la participation à plusieurs séries, telle American Gothic (CBS, 1995), où son jeu alternatif jour/nuit est remarquable, ou encore Ryan Caulfield: Year One (Fox, 1999), où elle incarne la mère d'un adolescent qui travaille avec la police.

Best films

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

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Filmography of Brenda Bakke (22 films)

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Groom Lake
Groom Lake (2002)
, 1h32
Directed by William Shatner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors William Shatner, Dan Gauthier, Amy Acker, Tom Towles, Dick Van Patten, Dan Martin
Roles Joyce
Rating24% 1.245881.245881.245881.245881.24588
Kate is dying. She wants reassurance that there is life elsewhere in the Universe. She and Andy go to the one place that may hold the answers to her questions. Alien lights have been seen. Alien ships have been sighted. If she could only come into contact with these foreign forces! The bizarre people who inhabit the area also play a role in Kate and Andy's quest. The one place that may hold the answer is...GROOM LAKE!
Moving August, 1h36
Origin USA
Actors Eddie McClintock, Sarah Winter, Josh Holloway, Alexandra Adi, Brenda Bakke
Rating62% 3.101923.101923.101923.101923.10192
The pretty and quirky interior designer Michelle Kelly (Sarah Wynter) has convinced her struggling photographer boyfriend, August Loder (Eddie McClintock) to finally move in with her. On the same morning they're moving August out, the girl moving in mistakenly arrives to move in... she's a hot looking free-spirit named Hunter (Alexandra Adi) and August falls in love with her at first sight.August and Hunter decide to help each other move in and out. Throughout the day, their two very outrageous groups of friends tangle through conflicts and sex while August tries to decide which girl he wants to be with before it's too late.
The Quickie, 1h39
Directed by Sergueï Bodrov
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brenda Bakke, Vladimir Machkov, Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Dean Stockwell, Jsu Garcia
Roles Jane
Rating58% 2.900792.900792.900792.900792.90079
Oleg, un séduisant milliardaire de la mafia russe, entretient une bonne partie de sa famille et de ses amis, même si ses affaires ne sont plus aussi florissantes que par le passé. Dans la grande villa de Malibu qu'il vient d'acquérir, il organise une fête pour le réveillon et annonce qu'il veut changer de vie. Le même soir, Oleg reçoit une lettre de menace. Le lendemain, alors que la cuisine est envahie de cafards, il fait appel à une société de désinfection. Arrive alors Lisa, une séduisante jeune femme qui lui propose un quickie, "un petit coup vite fait", pour quelques dollars de plus.
L.A. Confidential, 2h18
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about prostitution
Actors Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell
Roles Lana Turner
Rating81% 4.098834.098834.098834.098834.09883
In early 1950s Los Angeles, Detective Sergeant Edmund "Ed" Exley (Guy Pearce), the son of a legendary LAPD detective, is determined to live up to his father's reputation. His intelligence, insistence on following regulations and cold demeanor contribute to his isolation from other officers. He exacerbates this resentment by volunteering to testify in a police brutality case, insisting on a promotion to Detective Lieutenant against the advice of Captain Dudley Smith (James Cromwell). Exley's ambition is fueled by the murder of his father by an unknown assailant, to whom he refers as "Rollo Tomasi" to give him personality.
Trucks (1997)
, 1h35
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Transport films, Trucker films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Timothy Busfield, Brenda Bakke, Jay Brazeau, Aidan Devine, Rick Skene, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Hope
Rating39% 1.958231.958231.958231.958231.95823
In a small American town, the town residents live peacefully. But one day, trucks mysteriously start to come to life and develop their own minds, but they end up prompting violence, starting to destroy houses and kill people, and the rest of the townspeople have to figure out a way to destroy them all before they kill all the residents of the town.
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, 1h32
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Thomas Haden Church, CCH Pounder, Dick Miller
Roles Cordelia
Rating66% 3.3487453.3487453.3487453.3487453.348745
On a film set, The Crypt Keeper directs an installment of the television show despite his disapproval of the lead actor's talent. Upon becoming aware of the viewer, he proffers his latest project, which he hopes will get him into Hollywood: Demon Knight.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, 1h39
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Rail transport films, Dans un avion, Films about hijackings, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Katherine Heigl, Morris Chestnut, Everett McGill, Brenda Bakke
Roles Cap. Linda Gilder
Rating55% 2.75132.75132.75132.75132.7513
Casey Ryback has retired from the United States Navy and is a chef at the Mile High Cafe in Denver, Colorado. Casey is taking his estranged niece Sarah to Los Angeles to visit the grave of Sarah's father. Sarah and Casey board the Grand Continental, a train traveling from Denver to Los Angeles through the Rocky Mountains. Armed mercenaries, led by former U.S. government computer hacker and computer genius Travis Dane and mercenary leader Marcus Penn, hijack the train. Dane worked on Grazer One, a top-secret military satellite particle weapon designed to destroy underground targets. The military fired Dane because of his mental instability; Dane later faked his suicide.
Terminal Voyage
Directed by Rick Jacobson
Genres Science fiction
Actors Steven Bauer, Emma Samms, Brenda Bakke, Cliff De Young, Ming-Na Wen, Alan Rachins
Roles Zinovitz
Rating44% 2.2484552.2484552.2484552.2484552.248455
In 2035, the Earth population is on the verge of extinction because of global warming. The Earth Federation sends a space ship to the distant planet Trion which could be inhabitable for humans. The crew-members come from Russia, USA, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Saudi Arabia. The crew has spent 80 years in hibernation while their ship traveled at the speed of light. When they wake up, they find out that the Captain has been dead in his capsule for the last 75 years.
Hot Shots! Part Deux, 1h26
Directed by Jim Abrahams
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Politique, Children's films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Michelle Rodham Huddleston
Rating65% 3.299273.299273.299273.299273.29927
One night, an American special forces team invades Saddam Hussein's (Haleva) palace and a nearby prison camp to rescue captured soldiers from Operation Desert Storm and to eliminate Saddam, but they find the Iraqis prepared for them, and the entire rescue team is captured. This failed operation turns out to be the latest in a series of rescue attempts which were foiled by the Iraqis, and consequently the advisors of President Benson (Admiral Benson in the previous film, played by Bridges) suspect sabotage in their own ranks. Colonel Denton Walters (Crenna) suggests to gain the aid of war hero Topper Harley (Sheen) for the next mission, but Topper has retired from the Navy and become a Buddhist in a small Thai village. Walters and Michelle Huddleston (Bakke), CIA, arrive and try to persuade him to come out of retirement in order to rescue the imprisoned soldiers and the previous rescue parties.
Gunmen (1993)
, 1h31
Directed by Deran Sarafian
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Christophe Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Denis Leary, Kadeem Hardison, Sally Kirkland, Richard C. Sarafian
Roles Maria
Rating53% 2.652142.652142.652142.652142.65214
Wheelchair-bound drug baron Peter Loomis (Patrick Stewart) has his $400 million drug fortune stolen in South America by his errand boy Carlos, who stashed the fortune on an undisclosed boat in an undisclosed harbor. Loomis sends ruthless killer Armor O'Malley (Denis Leary) to find the boat and recover the money—he and sidekick Marie (Brenda Bakke) kill Carlos before they can get the name and location of the boat, but they learn that Carlos's brother Dani (Christopher Lambert) knows where it is, and set out to find him.
Gunmen (1993)
, 1h31
Directed by Deran Sarafian
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Christophe Lambert, Denis Leary, Patrick Stewart, Kadeem Hardison, Sally Kirkland, Richard C. Sarafian
Roles Maria
Rating53% 2.652142.652142.652142.652142.65214
Carl, le frère de Dani (Christopher Lambert) a caché 400 millions de dollars dans un bateau quelque part en Amérique du Sud. Ce magot appartient à Peter Loomis (Patrick Stewart) qui envoie Armor O'Malley (Denis Leary) pour trouver le bateau. Dani, qui est en prison, connaît le lieu où se trouve le bateau mais pas son nom.
Medium Rare
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Brenda Bakke
Rating54% 2.7246352.7246352.7246352.7246352.724635
The Medium is loosely based on the Toa Payoh ritual murders of 1981, and its perpetrator, Adrian Lim, with a supernatural twist to the ending. Lim murdered two children and was sentenced to death in 1988. However, in the movie ending, the main character based on Adrian Lim escaped from the prison and ran into an incoming truck where Satan catches him and subjected him to eternal torture. This was said to be added to re-assure audience that crime does not pay.
Secrets (1992)
, 1h33
Directed by Peter H. Hunt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Christopher Plummer, Stephanie Beacham, Linda Purl, Gary Collins, Ben Browder, Josie Bissett
Roles Sandy Warwick
Rating56% 2.8109252.8109252.8109252.8109252.810925
The film focuses on the cast and crew of a new TV series called Manhattan, which is shot on location in New York City. Mel Wexler is a successful producer who has become a workaholic since the death of his family in a plane crash. Trying to forget his loss, he throws himself on producing Manhattan. For the lead role, he tries to cast the feared film star Sabina Quarles, who has a reputation of being hard to work with. She initially declines, explaining she is too good for television. However, because of her past with Mel, she finally accepts the role. They soon start a relationship, but he remains suspicious of her constant visits to San Francisco. She is reluctant to explain why she is going there every month, which makes him think she has an affair.
Solar Crisis, 1h51
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Disaster films
Actors Tim Matheson, Charlton Heston, Peter Boyle, Corin Nemec, Dorian Harewood, Paul Williams
Roles Claire Beeson
Rating40% 2.0125752.0125752.0125752.0125752.012575
A huge solar flare is predicted to irradiate the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a backup if the Artificial Intelligence fails) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp CEO Teague thinks the flare will not happen and wants the mission to fail so he can buy the planet cheaply while the scare lasts. Employee Haas prepares a surprise for the astronauts. While Steve Kelso commands the space ship where temperature rises, Steve's father Admiral 'Skeet' Kelso is searching the desert for Steve's son Mike who has gone AWOL to say goodbye to his dad but who inadvertently crossed the path of the guys from IXL after meeting desert-dweller Travis.
Gunhed (1989)
, 1h40
Directed by Masato Harada
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, War, Action, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Brenda Bakke, Masahiro Takashima, Mickey Curtis
Roles Texas Air Ranger Sgt. Nim
Rating55% 2.7537852.7537852.7537852.7537852.753785
In the early 2030s, a new material called Texmexium (more powerful than nuclear energy) enabled the world to be controlled by a new generation of super computers. Due to fear of misusing Texmexium, it was guarded within hyper-nuclear facilities that powered every major city. Concurrently occurring was the world's depletion in raw materials to create new all-powerful computers; conductive plastics and computer chips have out-valued gold and gave rise to tech scavengers that seek their fortunes through acquiring and selling computer parts despite the extreme dangers.