Michael Schoeffling


Let's Get Harry

Director: Alan Smithee
(Stuart Rosenberg)
1986

Of the hundreds of actors and actresses mentioned or honored in various locations around the Meeker Museum, we find it kind of strange that we seem to get more inquiries about Michael Schoeffling than just about anybody else. Well, maybe it's not so strange. Just look at the guy! It's probably true that we dwell a bit too much on looks and sex appeal around here, but let's be honest -- dramatic skill doesn't mean a hell of a lot when you're putting together a collection of stills and posters on a particular performer. Mr. Schoeffling should have his own museum (or maybe a temple of worship) simply because photographs of him are worthy of attention even if you never plan to see one of his films. However, when somebody does force you to watch something like Let's Get Harry or Vision Quest, it's a nice bonus to discover that Schoeffling actually has both talent and screen presence to burn. He's certainly no George C. Scott or Rod Steiger or Robert Duvall -- and for this we can all be eternally grateful! We just have one question: where the hell is Michael Schoeffling these days?



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Sixteen Candles

Director: John Hughes
1984

 

FILMS OF
MICHAEL SCHOEFFLING:

 

Racing with the Moon

1984

Director:
Richard Benjamin
Cast: Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern, John Karlen, Crispin Glover, Rutanya Alda, Carol Kane, Michael Schoeffling.

Sixteen Candles

1984

Director:
John Hughes
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Blanche Baker, Edward Andrews, Billie Bird, Carole Cook, Max Showalter, Liane Curtis, John Cusack, Darren Harris, Deborah Pollack and Anthony Michael Hall.

Press Release: Michael Schoeffling in "Sixteen Candles"

Vision Quest

1985

Director:
Harold Becker
Cast: Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox, Harold Sylvester, Roberts Blossom, Charles Hallahan, Daphne Zuniga, Forest Whitaker, Raphael Sbarge.

Sylvester

1985

Director:
Tim Hunter
Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers, Pete Kowanko, Arliss Howard, James Gammon.

Let's Get Harry

1986

Director:
Alan Smithee (Stuart Rosenberg)
Cast: Michael Schoeffling, Tom Wilson, Glen Frey, Gary Busey, Robert Duvall, Rick Rossovich, Ben Johnson, Matt Clark, Gregory Sierra, Mark Harmon, Jere Burns, Elpidia Carillo.

Belizaire the Cajun

1986

Director:
Glen Pitre
Cast: Armand Assante, Michael Schoeffling, Gail Youngs, Stephen McHattie, Will Patton, Nancy Barrett, Robert Duvall.


Slaves of New York

1989

Director:
James Ivory
Cast: Bernadette Peters, Adam Coleman Howard, Chris Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt, Nick Corri, Madeleine Potter, Mercedes Ruehl, Betty Comden, Steve Buscemi, Michael Schoeffling, Tammy Grimes, Charles McCaughan, Anthony LaPaglia

Mermaids

1990

Director:
Richard Benjamin
Cast: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling, Christina Ricci, Caroline McWilliams, Jan Miner.


Longtime Companion

1990

Director:
Norman Rene
Cast: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Bruce Davison, John Dossett, Mark Lamos, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Schoeffling, Campbell Scott, Robert Joy.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

1991

Director:
Steve Miner
Cast: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman, Kathleen York, Frank Renzulli.


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