Top 9 Films of Dennis Quaid

Jim Spellman

Happy 60th Dennis!

Listed here in chronological order by year of release.

1. The Right Stuff
Released in 1983. Directed by Philip Kaufman. Based on 1979 book of the same name by Tom Wolfe. Biopic about the test pilots that were eventually selected as astronauts for Project Mercury. Dennis Quaid plays astronaut Gordon Cooper. Also starring in the film were Fred Ward, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, and Fred Ward.

2. Dreamscape
Released in 1984. Directed by Joseph Ruben. Science fiction film about a psychic that can enter people’s dreams. Dennis Quaid stars as Alex Gardner. Also starring in the film were Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Kate Capshaw and David Patrick Kelly.

3. Enemy Mine
Released in 1985. Directed by Wolfgang Peterson. Based on a Barry Longyear story. Science fiction film about a soldier that crashes on an alien planet and has to work with his alien enemy to survive. Dennis Quaid stars as Will Davidge (the soldier). Also starring in the film was Louis Gossett Jr.

4. Great Balls of Fire!
Released in 1989. Directed by Jim McBride. Biopic film about Jerry Lee Lewis. Dennis Quaid plays the starring role. Also starring Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, and John Doe.

5. Wyatt Earp
Released in 1994. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Biopic about the legendary lawman. Dennis Quaid stars as Doc Holliday. Also stars Kevin Costner (in the title role), Gene Hackman, Jeff Fahey, Mark Harmon, Michael Madsen, Bill Pullman, Tom Sizemore, Adam Baldwin, and Tea Leoni.

6. Any Given Sunday
Released in 1999. Directed by Oliver Stone. Sport drama film about a fictional professional football team. Dennis Quaid stars as team captain and starting quarterback Jack Rooney. Also starring in this film were Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, James Woods, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, and Aaron Eckhart.

7. Frequency
Released in 2000. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. Science fiction time travel film about a father and son that connect through time via a radio. Dennis Quaid stars as Frank Sullivan. Also starring in this film was Jim Caviezel.

8. The Rookie
Released in 2002. Directed by John Lee Hancock. Sports drama film based on the life of baseball pitcher Jim Morris. Dennis Quaid plays the starring role. Also in the film were Brian Cox and Rachel Griffiths.

9. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Released in 2009. Directed by Stephen Sommers. Action film based on the G.I. Joe comic book series and television series. Dennis Quaid plays General Hawk. Also in the film were Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Ray Park, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Christopher Eccleston.


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