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Janet Carroll is a Actor American born on 24 december 1940 at Chicago (USA)

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Birth name Janet Thiese
Nationality USA
Birth 24 december 1940 at Chicago (USA)
Death 22 may 2012 (at 71 years) at New York City (USA)

Janet Carroll (December 24, 1940 – May 22, 2012) was an American film, stage and television character actress.

Janet Carroll's career spanned more than four decades and included major roles in Broadway musicals and Hollywood productions, but was perhaps most recognized for her portrayal of the oblivious mother of Joel (Tom Cruise) in the 1983 film Risky Business.

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Bruce Young
Bruce Young
(2 films)
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(2 films)
Jim Kouf
Jim Kouf
(1 films)
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Filmography of Janet Carroll (15 films)

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What Happens Next, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jon Lindstrom, Wendie Malick, Natalia Cigliuti, Christina Broccolini, Janet Carroll, James Duke Mason
Rating58% 2.9019852.9019852.9019852.9019852.901985
Paul Greco (Jon Lindstrom) is a wealthy man who has sold his business and has retired. His sister Elise (Wendie Malick) gives him a dog. Paul assumes the daily dog-walking routine in the park where he encounters Andy Chance (Chris Murrah), a gay self-employed advertising whiz, who happens to own a dog himself. The daily meeting develops into a tender series of situations between the two as conversations exchanged become more and more involved and sincere.
(Untitled) (2009)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Eion Bailey, Lucy Punch, Vinnie Jones, Zak Orth
Roles Helen Finkelstein
Rating63% 3.15143.15143.15143.15143.1514
Set in the artsy Chelsea, this satirical film centers on a young bohemian avant-garde composer Adrian (Goldberg), who becomes involved with a trendy New York art gallery owner, Madeleine (Shelton). Adrian is a composer who makes music by breaking glass and kicking metal buckets. In contrast to Adrian is his brother Josh (Bailey), a successful painter who happens to bring Madeline to one of his brother's concerts. Madeleine is immediately drawn to Adrian's work and invites him to perform at her gallery and into her bedroom. Eventually, Josh discovers the secret relationship between Madeleine and Adrian, and the fact that Madeleine has been using Josh's paintings, which have commercial appeal, to keep the gallery running while it features more avant-garde work.
Enough (2002)
, 1h55
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Films about domestic violence
Actors Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Juliette Lewis, Dan Futterman, Fred Ward, Tessa Allen
Roles Mrs. Hiller
Rating58% 2.9061152.9061152.9061152.9061152.906115
The film begins in a Los Angeles diner where a waitress named Slim (Jennifer Lopez) works with her best friend, Ginny (Juliette Lewis). She receives romantic advances from a customer who teases her about her name. Another man in the diner, Mitch Hiller (Billy Campbell) reveals that the customer had made a bet that he would be able to convince Slim to sleep with him. Soon after, Slim falls in love with and marries Mitch, and they have a child named Gracie (Tessa Allen). Years later, Slim finds out Mitch has been cheating on her with a woman named Darcelle. She confronts him and he admits it, but also insisting Darcelle means nothing to him. Slim becomes angry and threatens to leave, which enrages Mitch who becomes violent, slapping and punching her in the face. He gives her a warning, saying that he makes the money and gets to do whatever he likes, implying he wants an open marriage. Mitch refuses to stop his affair unless she wants to fight him. The next day, Slim confides in Mitch's mother (Janet Carroll), she asks her what she did to make Mitch angry, implying he has a history of physical abuse. Ginny advises Slim to leave Mitch, but Slim doesn't want to hurt Gracie. She then goes to pick up Gracie from school, only to discover Mitch had already picked her up. Panicked that Mitch might have left town with her, she calls Mitch, who tells her that he took Gracie to the zoo.
All You Need
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kellie Martin, Janet Carroll, Robert Pine, Gloria LeRoy, Dylan Cash, Mary Jo Catlett
Roles Jane Sabistan
Rating67% 3.378423.378423.378423.378423.37842
Beth a bien des soucis avec sa famille. Sa mère est alcoolique ; son père est très distant et l'un de ses beaux-frères ne cesse de la courtiser.
Forces of Nature, 1h45
Directed by Bronwen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock, Maura Lynn Tierney, Steve Zahn, Blythe Danner, Ronny Cox
Roles Barbara Holmes
Rating54% 2.7002452.7002452.7002452.7002452.700245
Ben Holmes (Affleck) is a "blurb" writer responsible for writing the short introductions on the sleeves of hardcover books. On his way from his home in New York City to Savannah, Georgia for his wedding with Bridget (Maura Tierney), he's already nervous about flying. His nerves aren't helped when he's seated next to Sarah (Bullock), a free-spirited person who seems to get on his nerves. On takeoff, a bird flies into one of the engines, causing a flameout. Now afraid to fly, he reluctantly agrees to travel with Sarah, who also needs to get to Savannah within a few days.
The Omega Code, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Casper Van Dien, Michael York, Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside, Devon Odessa, Jan Tříska
Rating36% 1.8066651.8066651.8066651.8066651.806665
In Jerusalem, a rabbi named Rostenburg is using software he designed to decode seventy eschatological prophecies hidden within the Torah. Rostenburg handwrote each one he found in a journal, to be entered into the program for deciphering. The program deciphers a prophecy which says that he is about to die; immediately, he tears the page containing the final code from his journal, hiding it in his shirt pocket. He is then shot and killed by an assassin, who takes his journal and the optical disc containing the decoding program. After the assassin leaves, two mysterious men (later revealed to be two prophets) retrieve the journal page Rostenburg had hidden.
Born to Be Wild, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Wil Horneff, Helen Shaver, John C. McGinley, Peter Boyle, Gregory Itzin, Alan Ruck
Roles Judge Billings
Rating51% 2.5582752.5582752.5582752.5582752.558275
Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who continues to get himself into trouble. To keep him out of mischief, his mother, Margaret, puts him to work cleaning the cage of a female gorilla named Katie, Margaret is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. When the owner of the gorilla, Gus Charnley, takes her away to become a flea market freak, Rick decides to rescue Katie and take her on an adventurous journey to get her out of the country.
Destiny Turns on the Radio, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors James LeGros, Dylan McDermott, David Cross, Quentin Tarantino, Nancy Travis, James Belushi
Roles Escabel
Rating45% 2.2581752.2581752.2581752.2581752.258175
An incarcerated bank robber, Julian Goddard, escapes from prison. He is rescued in the desert by Johnny Destiny, a bizarre, possibly supernatural character. Destiny takes Julian to Las Vegas and the Marilyn Motel, owned by Harry Thoreau, who was Julian's partner in crime. Julian searches for his girlfriend, Lucille, and the proceeds of the heist. However, Destiny has taken the money and Lucille is pregnant and shacking up with Tuerto, a mob kingpin. Her agent has convinced a record label to send a talent scout to hear her lounge singing act, but Julian’s arrival upsets her plans. As they are hunted by both the police and Tuerto’s henchmen, Destiny toys with their fate.
Talent for the Game, 1h31
Directed by Robert Malcolm Young
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, Jamey Sheridan, Terry Kinney, Felton Perry, Tom Bower
Roles Rachel Bodeen
Rating60% 3.001843.001843.001843.001843.00184
Virgil Sweet (Olmos) is a veteran baseball scout for the California Angels. He is in danger of losing his life's work because the Angels' new owner, Gil Lawrence (Kinney), is unhappy with the farm system and threatening to eliminate the team's scouts.
Family Business, 1h50
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto, Janet Carroll, Victoria Jackson
Roles Margie
Rating57% 2.8993452.8993452.8993452.8993452.899345
Jessie McMullen (Sean Connery) is a Scotch-Irish American widower who emigrated with his Sicilian wife to New York in September 1946. A lovable rogue, incorrigible womaniser and tough guy, Jessie is proud of his criminal past and lifestyle. He raised son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) to follow in his footsteps, but Vito went straight at 21 when his son Adam was born. Vito now runs a thriving wholesale Twelfth Avenue meat-packing warehouse and has left his criminal life behind.
When He's Not a Stranger, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Annabeth Gish, John Terlesky, Kevin Dillon, Kim Myers, Stephen Elliott, Paul Dooley
Rating62% 3.1004753.1004753.1004753.1004753.100475
At Woodword University, a football-oriented California school, Lyn McKenna is raped and brutalized by her best friend's boyfriend, football player Ron Cooper. Lyn is hesitant to reveal this information as she fears that doing so will create a number of social issues and will simply worsen the aftermath of her experience. However, continued threats from Ron and his fellow football teammates lead Lyn into desperate action, and she requests that the school hold a disciplinary hearing against Ron, and ultimately demands that a district attorney prosecute.
Memories of Me, 1h45
Directed by Henry Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Billy Crystal, Alan King, JoBeth Williams, David Ackroyd, Janet Carroll, Phil Fondacaro
Roles Dorothy Davis
Rating57% 2.8530652.8530652.8530652.8530652.853065
After a heart attack, Abbie Polin, a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe, who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years.
The Killing Time, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Romance
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Beau Bridges, Michael Madsen, Wayne Rogers, Joe Don Baker, Harvey Vernon
Roles Lila Daggett
Rating54% 2.706182.706182.706182.706182.70618
As the film opens, a stranger (Kiefer Sutherland) shoots a man named Brian Mars and buries him on the side of a road. Then he assumes his identity and moves to a small town in California to start a job as a deputy sheriff. His motives are unclear, but he has nightmares of being a child and finding his father's dead body hanging on a rope.
Secret Admirer, 1h30
Directed by David Greenwalt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Fred Ward, Dee Wallace, Leigh Taylor-Young
Roles Toni's Mother
Rating66% 3.300543.300543.300543.300543.30054
Michael Ryan is a high school student who receives an anonymous love letter. Michael is obsessed with Deborah Ann Fimple, the class beauty, and his best friend, Roger, convinces him that the letter is from her. However, he is totally oblivious that his friend Toni Williams is in love with him. Michael writes Deborah Ann an anonymous love letter in return, and asks Toni to give it to her. Toni realizes the letter is poorly written and unromantic (since Michael had copied words from greeting cards), so she rewrites it. Elizabeth Fimple, Deborah Ann's mother, discovers the letter. Her jealous police officer husband, Lou Fimple, sees her reading it. He steals the letter, and believes that his wife is having an affair. He suspects his neighbor (and bridge partner) George Ryan. George also mistakenly reads the letter because Lou's wife is his night school teacher and it somehow ends up in his book. When George asks her about it he assumes she wants to have an affair with him despite the fact his wife and she are friends. Meanwhile, Lou shows the letter to George's wife, Connie, and proposes that they expose the adulterers. Receiving no response from Deborah Ann, Michael writes a second letter, which Toni again rewrites.
Risky Business, 1h38
Directed by Paul Brickman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Transgender in film, Erotic thriller films, Teen movie, LGBT-related films, Films about virginity, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Sean Penn, Richard Masur, Bronson Pinchot
Roles Joel's Mother
Rating67% 3.3985553.3985553.3985553.3985553.398555
Joel Goodson is a normal high school student who lives with his wealthy parents in the North Shore area of suburban Chicago. His father wants him to attend Princeton University, his alma mater, so Joel participates in Future Enterprisers, an extracurricular activity in which students work in teams to create small businesses.