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Murray Hamilton is a Actor American born on 24 march 1923 at Washington (USA)

Murray Hamilton

Murray Hamilton
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Nationality USA
Birth 24 march 1923 at Washington (USA)
Death 1 september 1986 (at 63 years) at Washington (USA)

Murray Hamilton (March 24, 1923 – September 1, 1986) was an American stage, screen, and television character actor who appeared in such films as Anatomy of a Murder, The Hustler, The Graduate, The Amityville Horror and Jaws.

Best films

Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
The Graduate (1967)
The Amityville Horror (1979)

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Filmography of Murray Hamilton (42 films)

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The Last Days of Patton, 2h26
Directed by Delbert Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Political films
Actors George C. Scott, Eva Marie Saint, Murray Hamilton, Ed Lauter, Richard A. Dysart, Kathryn Leigh Scott
Roles Brigadier General "Hap" Gay
Rating62% 3.1492853.1492853.1492853.1492853.149285
As a result of General George S. Patton's (George C. Scott) decision to use former Nazis to help reconstruct post-World War II Germany (and publicly defending the practice), General Dwight Eisenhower (Richard Dysart) removes him from that task and reassigns him to supervise "an army of clerks" whose task is to write the official history of the U.S. military involvement in World War II.
Hysterical (1983)
, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Vampires in film, Zombie films
Actors Bill Hudson, Richard Kiel, Cindy Pickett, Julie Newmar, Bud Cort, Franklyn Ajaye
Roles The Mayor
Rating56% 2.806062.806062.806062.806062.80606
Frederic "Casper" Lansing (Bill Hudson) is a writer who hopes to find inspiration while vacationing in Hellview, Oregon; however, the lighthouse in which he's staying is haunted by the ghost of Venetia (Julie Newmar), who had killed herself 100 years ago and now wants to use Lansing as a vessel for her dead husband, Captain Howdy (Richard Kiel). When Howdy's ghost starts killing people, two bumbling scientists (Brett Hudson and Mark Hudson) are brought in to investigate the history of the lighthouse and solve the case.
Mazes and Monsters, 1h40
Directed by Steven Hilliard Stern
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Tom Hanks, Wendy Crewson, David Wallace, Chris Makepeace, Lloyd Bochner, Peter Donat
Roles Lt. John Martini
Rating42% 2.1071652.1071652.1071652.1071652.107165
The film opens with a scene that is repeated later in the film in which a reporter meets with police searching a cavern. He is told a Mazes and Monsters game got out of hand.
Brubaker (1980)
, 2h12
Directed by Bob Rafelson, Stuart Rosenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Morgan Freeman, David Keith, Everett McGill
Roles John Deach
Rating71% 3.5500153.5500153.5500153.5500153.550015
In 1969 a mysterious man (Robert Redford) arrives at Wakefield State Prison in Arkansas. As an inmate, he immediately witnesses rampant abuse and corruption, including open and endemic sexual assault, torture, worm-ridden diseased food, insurance fraud and a doctor charging inmates for care. Brubaker eventually reveals himself—during a dramatic standoff involving a deranged prisoner who was being held in solitary confinement—to be the new prison warden to the amazement of both prisoners and officials alike.
1941 (1979)
, 1h58
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Christmas films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee
Roles Claude Crumn
Rating57% 2.899732.899732.899732.899732.89973
On Saturday, December 13, 1941 at 7:01 a.m., a woman goes swimming somewhere on the California coast, only to find a Japanese submarine surfacing beneath her. The submarine crew believes they have arrived in Hollywood, and the vessel submerges while the woman swims to safety.
The Amityville Horror, 1h58
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, John Larch
Roles Father Ryan
Rating62% 3.1004853.1004853.1004853.1004853.100485
George and Kathy Lutz are a young married couple who have recently purchased a home and move into the property. George appears not to be strong of faith, but Kathy is at least a nominal Catholic. The couple turn to Father Delaney to bless the home, but Delaney encounters troubles in trying to bless the home, including a room full of flies, out of season; violent stomach sickness; and later, blisters on his palm when trying to make a phone call to Kathy at their home.
Jaws 2
Jaws 2 (1978)
, 1h56
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson
Actors Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Barry Coe
Roles Mayor Larry Vaughn
Rating57% 2.8513452.8513452.8513452.8513452.851345
Prior to a new hotel opening on Amity Island, a huge great white shark ambushes two divers who are photographing the wreck of the Orca, the late Quint's boat. A few days later, the shark devours a water skier. The speedboat driver defends herself by dumping gasoline on the shark (accidentally spilling some on herself) and shooting it with a flare gun, causing the boat to explode. The shark escapes but is severely scarred.
Casey's Shadow, 1h57
Directed by Martin Ritt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses
Actors Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Murray Hamilton, Robert Webber, Whit Bissell, Andrew Rubin
Roles Tom Patterson
Rating60% 3.002373.002373.002373.002373.00237
Down on his luck Louisiana horse trainer Lloyd Bourdelle (Walter Matthau) dreams of winning the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. Lloyd has three sons, Buddy, Randy and Casey. Buddy (Andrew Rubin) helps his father train horses, while Randy (Steve Burns) rides them in races. Lloyd takes Casey (Michael Hershewe) and Randy to a small bush track, to try to make some money by racing Casey's small pony, Gypsy. They find a match race with Mr Marsh (Robert Webber) and his daughter Kelly (Susan Myers), but play a trick on Marsh by tying a live chicken to Gypsy's saddle. Gypsy wins the race, but Marsh doesn't pay up, complaining that Lloyd cheated him by not having a rider on Gypsy. Lloyd laughs and remarks that the chicken is the best live jockey around. The races end and Lloyd takes Randy and Casey home.
Damnation Alley, 1h31
Directed by Jack Smight
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Dominique Sanda, Paul Winfield, Jackie Earle Haley, Robert Donner
Roles Gen. Landers
Rating53% 2.6511852.6511852.6511852.6511852.651185
First Lieutenant Jake Tanner (Jan-Michael Vincent) shares ICBM silo duty at an American air force missile base in the Californian desert with Major Eugene "Sam" Denton (George Peppard), who is requesting not to work with him. On their way to duty, Denton talks to Airman Tom Keegan (Paul Winfield), an aspiring artist. When the United States detects incoming nuclear missiles from the Soviet Union, Tanner and Denton launch part of the retaliatory strike. The United States is hit hard, although it manages to intercept 40% of Soviet missiles.
Jaws (1975)
, 2h4
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Giant monster films
Actors Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Susan Backlinie
Roles Mayor Larry Vaughn
Rating79% 3.998053.998053.998053.998053.99805
While a group of teenagers are having an evening beach party on Amity Island, Chrissie Watkins (Susan Backlinie) goes skinny dipping in the ocean. Something violently grabs and pulls her underwater. In the morning, Deputy Hendricks (Jeffrey Kramer) finds her remains on the beach. Upon hearing from the medical examiner that the cause of death was a possible shark attack, Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) proceeds to close the beaches, but Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing news of a shark attack will ruin the summer tourist season, the town's primary revenue source. He rationalizes that there have been no prior shark problems in the area, and theorizes the girl was killed in a boating accident. The coroner concurs and Brody reluctantly accepts their conclusion.
The Drowning Pool, 1h48
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton, Gail Strickland, Melanie Griffith
Roles Kilbourne
Rating64% 3.249773.249773.249773.249773.24977
Private detective Lew Harper (Paul Newman) investigates a blackmail plot in Louisiana bayou country involving the daughter (Melanie Griffith) of an old flame of his, Iris Devereaux (Joanne Woodward).
The Way We Were, 1h58
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles, Patrick O'Neal, Viveca Lindfors
Roles Brooks Carpenter
Rating71% 3.550023.550023.550023.550023.55002
Told partly in flashback, it is the story of Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) and Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford). Their differences are immense: she is a stridently vocal Marxist Jew with strong anti-war opinions, and he is a carefree WASP with no particular political bent. While attending the same college, she is drawn to him because of his boyish good looks and his natural writing skill, which she finds captivating, although he doesn't work very hard at it. He is intrigued by her conviction and her determination to persuade others to take up social causes. Their attraction is evident, but neither of them act upon it, and lose touch after graduation.
The Failing of Raymond
Directed by Boris Sagal
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jane Wyman, Dean Stockwell, Dana Andrews, Paul Henreid, Murray Hamilton, Katey Sagal
Roles Sgt. Manzak
Rating70% 3.517183.517183.517183.517183.51718
On the day before she retires, a teacher discovers that a student she had flunked ten years previously is out to kill her.