The best movies with Ed Lauter

List of the 10 best movies starring Ed Lauter, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Breakheart Pass
10

Breakheart Pass

Role in movie: Major Claremont
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t the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being transported to face trial for murder.

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French Connection II
9

French Connection II

Role in movie: General Brian
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Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.

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Satan’s Triangle (Satan's Triangle)
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Satan’s Triangle (Satan's Triangle)

Role in movie: Strickland
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he female survivor of a shipwreck and two Coast Guard helicopter pilots sent to rescue her find themselves trapped in a mysterious part of the ocean known as Satan's Triangle.

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Magic
7

Magic

Role in movie: Duke
A

ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

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The Longest Yard
6

The Longest Yard

Role in movie: Captain Knauer
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n this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship.

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Real Genius
5

Real Genius

Role in movie: David Decker
C

hris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

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Family Plot
4

Family Plot

Role in movie: Maloney
L

ighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

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Eureka
3

Eureka

Role in movie: Charles Perkins
A

n Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.

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The New Centurions
2

The New Centurions

Role in movie: Galloway
A

n idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

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The Artist
1

The Artist

Role in movie: Peppy's Butler
H

ollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

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Ed Lauter

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edward Lauter ( born October 30, 1940) is an American actor. He has appeared in numerous movies and was a stand up comic before getting into acting. Lauter was born in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. His films include The Last American Hero (1973), Executive Action (1973), The Midnight Man (1974), The Longest Yard (1974), Breakheart Pass (1975), King Kong (1976), Magic (1978), Death Hunt (1981), Cujo (1983), Real Genius (1985), Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985), Death Wish 3 (1985), Youngblood (1986), Raw Deal (1986), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), The Rocketeer (1991), School Ties (1992), True Romance (1993), Under Wraps (1997) Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Purple Heart (2005), Camille (2007) and A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper(2007). He starred with Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, Karen Black and William Devane in the final film of director Alfred Hitchcock, Family Plot. Hitchcock was impressed by Lauter and asked him to play a major role in the romantic espionage thriller he planned as his next film; the director's failing health and eventual death in 1980 meant that The Short Night never went into production. Lauter's TV guest appearances include performances on Psych, The X-Files, Kojak, The A-Team, Booker, Charmed, Highlander: The Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (as Lt. Cmdr. Albert in the season 5 episode "The First Duty"),The Equalizer and ER (with a recurring role as Fire Captain Dannaker). Description above from the Wikipedia article Ed Lauter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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