Filmography (Synopses)

White Dog (1982)

Paul Winfield is a trainer attempting to reprogram vicious dog who's been trained to attack and kill people with black skin.

Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)

Barret plays a little boy in a restaurant.

In this delightful remake of the Brazilian film DOÑA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS, a widow, Kay (Sally Field), finally moves back into the home she left after her spouse?s death three years earlier, determined to let go of old memories of her popular, playful husband, Jolly (James Caan), and leap into her upcoming marriage to Rupert (Jeff Bridges), a stuffy Egyptologist. But the ghost of Jolly, who appears only to Kay, has something to say to her about remarrying, and Kay begins to have doubts about her future happiness just as everyone around her starts worrying about her sanity. Kay, Jolly, and Rupert develop an unlikely, otherworldly ménage à trois as the wedding inexorably approaches and forces Kay to decide where her heart belongs. The talented cast, guided by the light touch of director Robert Mulligan (SUMMER OF '42), dives lustily and wholeheartedly into the film's wonderfully cockeyed mix of romance, comedy, and the macabre.

Jeckyll and Hyde...Together Again (1982)

Barret plays a little boy in a supermarket.

Dr Daniel Jekyll researching into drugs that would help mankind avoid surgery discovers a white powder that unleashes the animal in every man, and in his case turning him from a shy and timid doctor into a wild sex crazed party animal. To the delight and dismay of both his rich fiancée and stripper girlfriend.

Uncommon Valor (1983)

Barret plays a little boy in a group of kids

With the financial backing of a wealthy Texan, Colonel Jason Rhodes (Gene Hackman) prepares to carry out a dangerous mission to find his son who is listed as "Missing In Action" in Vietnam. Five of his son's Marine buddies accompany him. Also starring Robert Stack, Patrick Swayze, Fred Ward and Randall 'Tex' Cobb. Directed by Ted Kotcheff, director of the first RAMBO film.

Memorable Quote:
"It dosn't matter how you tell it, it's still gonna be bitchin!"

Invitation to Hell (1984)

Barret plays Robbie Winslow.

When a family moves to a suburban California neighborhood, everything is going great. The neighbors are nice, the neighborhood is clean, and there is a local health spa close to their house that everyone in the town belongs to. At first they consider joining it until there neighbors and co-workers hastle them constantly for not doing it right away. They start to get a little suspicous towards why they are so interested in them joining, but not the point where they think something is wrong. The wife and kids are up for it, but the dad is sceptical and fears a bit of evil in the spa. Is the dad just a little superstitous or is the spa really a Invitation to Hell?

Memorable Quote:
"What are you looking at?"

Frankenweenie (1984)

Barret plays Victor Frankenstein.

In FRANKENWEENIE, a dark but hilarious short, director Tim Burton creates an ode to James Whale's classic horror movie FRANKENSTEIN while commenting on what it's like to grow up in suburban America when there's something about you that's just not quite like everyone else. Victor (Barret Oliver), an average American kid, loves nothing more than his devoted dog. But when his dog is hit by a car and killed, Victor can only think of one solution to the problem: bring the canine back from the dead. Much to the dismay of Victor's parents (Shelly Duvall and Daniel Stern), and, eventually to the horror of their neighbors, the dead dog, alive again, is now a creepy monster covered in scars. Burton infuses the film with his own black humor and poignancy. Shot in black and white, FRANKENWEENIE evokes 1950s sitcoms like OZZIE AND HARRIET as much as it does 1930s monster movies.

The Neverending Story (1984)

Barret plays Bastian Bux.

In director Wolfgang Petersen's charming fantasy, Bastian (Barrett Oliver), a lonely schoolboy alienated from his father and bullied by his classmates, retreats to an attic where he becomes engrossed in a book entitled THE NEVERENDING STORY. It is the tale of a magical kingdom appropriately named Fantasia, since it is a world born of human fantasies. However, as humanity loses faith in the power of imagination, the once-thriving Fantasia is being destroyed by great storms of Nothingness. Dangerously ill herself, Fantasia's youthful empress (Tami Stronach) sends the young warrior Atreju (Noah Hathaway) on a quest to find a cure for the kingdom. After encountering flying dragons, swamp monsters and a vast assortment of other strange creatures, the young hero discovers that only a human boy can save Fantasia, at which point Bastian is drawn, literally, into the pages of the story.

Memorable Quote:
"Than my first wish is..."

D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

Barret plays Daryl.

Escaping from a maximum security research facility, D.A.R.Y.L. (Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform) is rescued and adopted by the Richardsons. Micheal McKean, Mary Beth Hurt, and young Danny Corkill as 'Turtle'. All is happily domestic until D.A.R.Y.L.'s "actual parents", two scientists, come to claim him. The Richardson's soon realize that their adopted son is more than flesh and blood, but complete with a microchip brain as well. He is taken away from the Richardsons, by a couple, who happen to be creators, posing as his parents, and he is taken back to the lab of his birth. From there, Daryl makes a run for his life from the maximum security facility to return to his beloved memory home of the Richardsons, using all his knowledge of mechanics, planes, and computers, and driven by a necessity for parental love.

Memorable Quote:
"Computers don't make errors, people do!"

Cocoon (1985)

Barret plays David.

A group of senior citizens residing in a rest home find their lives turned upside down after they are offered the gift of eternal youth by benevolent aliens in Ron Howard's wonderful tribute to the human spirit. Brian Dennehy is Walter, an alien who returns to earth to rescue 20 of his friends now hibernating in cocoons off the coast of Florida. With the help of a charter boat captain (Steve Guttenberg), the cocoons are stored in a deserted swimming pool. When three men from a nearby retirement village (the charming Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, and Hume Cronyn) sneak into the pool for a swim, they discover what seem to be oversized oystershells in the water. Suddenly they feel physically and spiritually rejuvenated, believing they've found the long elusive Fountain of Youth. The men's frisky behavior causes something of a controversy in the retirement village as residents are forced to choose between a second youth or accepting the more natural aging process. The ensemble cast of experienced actors, including Ameche, Brimley, and Cronyn as well as Cronyn's real-life wife, Jessica Tandy; Maureen Stapleton; Gwen Verdon; and the skeptical Jack Gilford all bring a dignity to the film?s youthful, spirited theme. COCOON, one of the best films of the 1980s, is a heartwarming story that should be treasured for generations.

The Secret Garden (1986)

Barret plays Dicken Soberby.

Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless tale, about a lonely orphan's life and how it is changed forever when she turns an abandoned garden into a world of splendor, discovering its magic, unlocking its mysteries and revealing the secret of happiness. When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a plague, she is sent back to England to live in a rural mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She wishes to discover what has caused him so much sorrow and to bring joy back to the household. It all must have something to do with the screams and wails which echo through the house at night and no one wants to talk about.

Cocoon: The Return (1988)

Barret plays an older David.

In director Daniel Petrie's sequel to the smash hit COCOON, the retirees who chose to leave earth to live forever return home for a temporary visit with their loved ones while their alien escorts attempt to rescue a cocoon dislodged by a pesky oceanographer (Courteney Cox). Don Ameche is back as Art Selwyn, with his friends Ben Luckett (Wilford Brimley) and Joe Finley (Hume Cronyn) and their wives, Bess (Gwen Verdon), Mary (Maureen Stapleton), and Alma (Jessica Tandy). They rediscover the value of human emotion and the fragility of their own lives as they visit with their old friends and remember what it's like to live on earth. As the group of friends reconsider what life would be like if they returned permanently, they shop, party, and make some miraculous discoveries about the future of their relationships. Before they decide whether to stay on Earth or return to space, they must help their alien escort Kitty (Tahnee Welch) rescue an alien cocoon from the hands of the government, with the help of her old friend Jack Bonner (Steve Guttenberg). Once again the elderly friends must debate whether to stay or to go and consider whether it is better to die surrounded by the people one loves or live forever, separated from family and friends. This charming sequel features delightful ensemble acting from its fine cast of stars, including Elaine Stritch and Jack Gilford in dynamite supporting roles.

Scenes From The Class Struggle In Beverly Hills (1989)

Barret plays Willie Saravian

After former television star Clare Lipkin's husband dies, various friends, neighbors and relatives drop in at her expensive Beverly Hills home. Among the wacky houseguests are: divorcee Lisabeth Hepburn-Saravian and her son, who live next door; Peter, Lisabeth's pompous writer brother; To-bel, Peter's sexy black wife, who has a big secret; and the ghost of Sidney, Clare's husband. It doesn't take long for all of these assorted screwballs to get at each other's throats.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

O no!!!! Barret finished his movie career with a bad roled in "class struggle". So, Thanks god he wasn't continued his career in movie industry.