River Phoenix started his acting career at the age of ten. He made a number of television appearances as well. He was seen in ‘Explorers,’ a sci-fi adventure film. He rose to prominence with ‘Stand By Me,’ a film based on the novel ‘The Body.’ He bagged in an ‘Academy Award’ nomination in a ‘Supporting Role’ for ‘Running on Empty’ where he portrayed the role of a son of escapee parents. His performance as a gay hustler in ‘My Own Private Idaho’ was also well-received by the audiences and he won the Best Actor from the ‘National Society of Film Critics’ as well as a ‘Volpi Cup for Best Actor.’
Some of his other works include, ‘It’s Your Move,’ ‘Circle of Violence: A Family Drama,’ ‘Hotel,’ ‘The Thing Called Love,’ ‘Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade,’ ‘Sneakers,’ ‘Dogfight,’ ‘Running on Empty,’ ‘Dark Blood,’ etc.
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s play Henry IV, this film tells the story of two best friends who work as street hustlers, as they embark on a journey of self discovery.
Stand by Me is a coming-of-age movie centering on the lives of four friends, Gordon ‘Gordie’ Lachance, Christopher ‘Chris’ Chambers, Theodore ‘Teddy’ Duchamp, and Vernon ‘Vern’ Tessio. On their quest to find a dead body, the four boys battle personal demons and a gang led by John ‘Ace’ Merill, only to return home permanently changed by their experience.
After his father goes missing while searching for the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones embarks on a journey to find his father and teams up with Austrian archaeologist Elsa Schneider, who has questionable loyalty. Once he rescues his father from the clutches of the Nazis, they must retrieve the Grail before the Nazis get to it.
Dogfight is a romantic comedy drama film which revolves around a group of teenagers, who decide to play a game before being sent off to fight in Vietnam. They all have to look for the ugliest woman they can find for a party, and the one whose date turns out to be the ugliest, wins a prize.
Martin Bishop, who runs a company that tests security systems, is blackmailed by government agents into getting a black box from its inventor. Bishop’s ex-girlfriend and his team of experts, who retrieve the device, discover that it can decode any encryption code. As Bishop realizes that those men were criminals and not government officers, they incriminate him in the murder of the inventor.
Joe, a pizza parlor owner, is married to Rosalie. Their life seems pretty normal until one day Rosalie discovers that Joe is cheating on her for a very long time, with multiple women. Rosalie hires two hitmen, but they seem to be incompetent.
An idealist inventor moves his family to a remote island in the Caribbean, in order to protect them from the consumerism which he believes to be destroying America. He also tries to use his genius skills to make gadgets for the natives and tries to enhance their primitive lifestyle.
Explorers is a science fiction film which tells the story of Ben, a young boy who likes watching science fiction films and playing video games and also reading comic books. His life takes an interesting turn when his friend builds a spacecraft which takes them to outer space.
Jeffrey Nicolas Grant is a high school student who has applied for entry to the Air Force Academy. FBI agent Roy conducts a routine check, and he finds evidence that Grant and his family might be sleeper agents for the Soviet Union. He moves into a house across the street, and decides to keep an eye on them.