After his reckless behavior lands him in jail, talented rugby player Rick Penning (Sean Faris) gets a second chance when prison ward Marcus Tate (Sean Astin) works out an arrangement for him to play for a rival team. Initially reluctant to submit to Coach Gelwix's (Gary Cole) grueling training schedule and strict code of conduct, Rick eventually forms a close bond with his new teammates. But, after Rick is released and allowed to rejoin his old team for the National Championship game, he must decide whether to play for his demanding father (Neal McDonough), or stick with his Coach Gelwix. Directed by Ryan Little. With Penn Badgley, Arielle Kebbel and Julie Warner. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2008.
Gary Cole in Forever Strong
After Dale Denton (Seth Rogen), a lazy stoner, witnesses a crooked cop (Rosie Perez) and a dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole) commit a murder, he heads to his dealer Saul Silver's (James Franco) house to make sure that the rare weed he dropped at the scene can't be traced back to him. When it turns out that the Pineapple Express he left behind will lead the killers straight to Saul, Dale and his permanently stoned dealer go on the run. With their lives in danger, Dale and Saul will have to use every brain cell they have left to outsmart the killers on their trail. Directed by David Gordon Green. With Bill Hader, James Remar, Danny R. McBride, Craig Robinson and Kevin Corrigan. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2008.
Gary Cole in Pineapple Express
Uprooted from their lives and forced into internment camps in Utah in the early 1940s, the Nomuras, a Japanese American family, face a country that doubts their loyalty and confines them to prisoners' conditions. The father (Masatoshi Nakamura), a former pro ballplayer, starts a baseball league as a way to find strength and pride during the difficult time. With his older brother Lane (Leonardo Nam) enlisted in the Army, Lyle Nomura (Aaron Yoo) plays against teams mad eup of guards and bigoted minor league players. Directed by Desmond Nakano. With Gary Cole and Sarah Drew. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
Gary Cole in American Pastime
In his quest to be made an FBI agent, computer specialist Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe) is assigned to clerk for senior agent Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) and write down everything he does. Initially told he's a part of an investigation into Hanssen's sexual habits, O'Neill eventually finds that the FBI suspects Hanssen of selling sensitive US intelligence to the Soviet Union. As the pair grows closer, O'Neill digs deeper into the life a devout Catholic he has come to respect and finds it more and more difficult to keep his personal and professional lives separate. Directed by Billy Ray. With Laura Linney, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole, Dennis Haysbert and Kathleen Quinlan. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Gary Cole in Breach
NASCAR sensation Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) becomes a national hero due to his willingness to do whatever it takes to win the checkered flag. Ricky Bobby and his loyal racing partner Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly) become known as "Shake" and "Bake" for their uncanny ability to finish races #1 and #2. The pair enjoys the sweet life until Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), a flamboyant French Formula One driver, enters the scene and challenges Ricky Bobby for the top spot in stock car racing. Directed by Adam McKay. With Amy Adams, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan and Molly Shannon. Categories: Comedy, Sports. Year: 2006.
Gary Cole in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
After escaping from the curse of a mysterious video tape that killed everyone else unfortunate enough to watch it, journalist Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) and her son, Aidan (David Dorfman), move from Seattle to a small coastal town in Oregon, hoping to leave the horrifying tragedy behind them. But, after being in their new home for only a short time, another death occurs which seems eerily familiar to Rachel. When her investigation once again leads her to possess the dreaded tape, Rachels destroys it, believing that they curse may be put to rest once and for all. Her hopes prove to be short lived, however, when she returns home to discover that Samara, the young girl depicted in the tape, has made an intimate connection with Aiden that may cos thim his soul. Directed by Hideo Nakata. With Simon Baker, Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole, Sissy Spacek, Ryan Merriman and Emily VanCamp. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery. Year: 2005.
Gary Cole in The Ring Two
Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is a normal guy in his thirties, sick of the mindless tasks and bureaucratic nonesense that he's subjected to everyday at his job working for a computer software company. To deal with his depression and endless requests from his boss, Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole), to come in on weekends, Gibbons undergoes hypnotherapy. But, when the hypnotherapist falls over dead before the end of their session, Gibbons stops going to the office and, later, teams up with two of his coworkers to put a virus on their company's network that will allow them to embezzle thousands of dollars. When the plan goes awry, Gibbons has to figure out a way to cover his tracks and explain his erratic behavior to his new girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston). Directed by Mike Judge. With John C. McGinley, Ajay Naidu, David Herman, Diedrich Bader and Stephen Root. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy. Year: 1999.
Gary Cole in Office Space
Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) is haunted by the fateful day in Dallas when he became one of the few men in his line of duty to lose a President. Now, with former CIA assassin Mitch Leary (John Malkovich), who feels betrayed by the government he served, stalking the current President, Horrigan faces a new adversary. Leary has been studying Horrigan and taunts him at every turn, but Horrigan is determined not to let history repeat itself. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. With Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole and John Mahoney. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 1993.
Gary Cole in In the Line of Fire