Films: Rod Steiger

End of Days

  • 1999
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Peter Hyams
  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Robin Tunney, Rod Steiger, Udo Kier, CCH Pounder

The Amityville Horror

  • 1979
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
  • Cast: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Said to be based on the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family, this horror classic details the strange occurences witnessed by a family when they move into a house where a murder has recently taken place.

Duck, You Sucker! (Aka A Fistful Of Dynamite)

  • 1971
  • Italy / Spain
  • 2h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sergio Leone
  • Cast: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti, Rik Battaglia

Amidst the carnage of the Mexican Revolution, amoral outlaw Juan Miranda (Rod Steiger) and his bandit family roam the country looking for wealthy coaches to rob. After one lucrative raid, his path is crossed by John Mallory (James Coburn), an Irish explosives expert who has fled to Mexico with the intention of joining the…

In the Heat of the Night

  • 1967
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Norman Jewison
  • Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

Jewison's five-time Oscar winner follows a black police detective, Virgil Tibbs (Poitier), as he investigates a murder in a racist Mississippi town, where he runs into resistance from Police Chief Bill Gillespie (Steiger).

Doctor Zhivago

  • 4 stars
  • 1965
  • US / UK
  • 3h 13min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lean
  • Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay

Sparkling digital restoration of Lean's epic, itself adapted from Pasternak's novel. It frequently surrenders to flamboyant melodrama and fails to engage with the political context, but Sharif is affecting as the titular medic and poet and Christie is divine as the love of his life. Whatever its flaws, films made with…

The Longest Day

  • 1962
  • US
  • 3h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ken Annakin (British & French exteriors), Andrew Marton (American exteriors), Bernhard Wicki (German episodes), Gerd Oswald (parachute drop), Darryl F Zanuck (uncredited), John Wayne (uncredited)
  • Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, Curd Jürgens, Richard Burton, Peter Lawford, Rod Steiger, Irina Demick, Gert Fröbe, Edmond O'Brien, Kenneth More

An incredible international line-up of stars and recreation of events on a grand scale makes this retelling of the Normandy invasions one of the most successful war movie epics of all time. Screen legends just keep on appearing amidst an Oscar-winning plethora of special effects and relentlessly pacy cinematography.

Across the Bridge

  • 1957
  • UK
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ken Annakin
  • Cast: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee

After corporate executive Carl Schaffner's three million dollar embezzlement crime reaches the headlines before he crosses the border into Mexico, he switches identities with a fellow train passenger.

On the Waterfront

  • 4 stars
  • 1954
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • Written by: Budd Schulberg
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Lee J Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden

Taking on gangster supremo Lee J Cobb only leads to tragedy for Brando's ex-boxer Terry Malloy in this early masterpiece of the Method school. Despite over-obvious religious symbolism, Budd Schulberg's politically contentious script and Kazan's involved direction, this offers one of Brando's best screen performances and…