Charles Grodin Dies at 86 - How to Stream His Best Movies Online Including ‘Midnight Run’
Beloved comic actor Charles Grodin died Tuesday at his home in Connecticut. He was a reliable supporting actor who often played as a foil to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Robert De Niro and Steve Martin. His unique delivery was intentionally low key, but his impact was unmistakable.
Charles Grodin was 86. The New York Times reported that his son said he died of bone marrow cancer.
If you’d like to celebrate the life of this iconic actor, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled some of his biggest hits available for streaming. We recommend starting with “Midnight Run.”
The Best of Charles Grodin
1 april 1994
When his brother asks him to look after his young son, Clifford, Martin Daniels agrees, taking the boy into his home and introducing him to his future wife, Sarah. Clifford is fixated on the idea of visiting a famed theme park, and Martin, an engineer who helped build the park, makes plans to take him. But, when Clifford reveals himself to be a first-rate brat, his uncle goes bonkers, and a loony inter-generational standoff ensues.
20 juli 1988
Jack Walsh är en före detta polis som numera är prisjägare. Mot en belöning på 100 000 dollar får han i uppdrag att hitta Jonathan Mardukas, en efterlyst förskingrare och föra honom till domstol för att vittna mot sin förre maffiaboss. Men det visar sig bli aningen svårt att få med Mardukas hem. Jack har nämligen maffian, FBI och en av sina kollegor efter sig!
Roger Ebert wrote: “Robert De Niro is often said to be the best movie actor of his generation. Grodin has been in the movies just about as long, has appeared in more different titles and is of more or less the same generation, but has never received the recognition he deserves — maybe because he often plays a quiet, self-effacing everyman. In ‘Midnight Run,’ where he is literally handcuffed to De Niro at times, he is every bit the master’s equal, and in the crucial final scene it is Grodin who finds the emotional truth that defines their relationship.”
15 augusti 1984
San Francisco. Teddy Pierce, en medelålders lyckligt gift PR-man, utbyter fantasier om otrohet tillsammans med sina vänner Joe, Michael och Buddy. En dag får han se en tjej i rött, som han gärna vill hoppa över skaklarna med. Hon heter Charlotte och är modell i en PR-kampanj som sköts av Teddys medarbetare Ms Milner. Teddy försöker få till stånd ett möte med Charlotte, men råkar i stället ringa Ms Milner. Medan Ms Milner på kvällen väntar på en restaurang får Teddy samvetskval och dyker inte upp. Teddy får veta att Charlotte tycker om att rida i parken och han tar upp den sporten. Han får träffa henne och hon är villig att tillbringa natten med honom på ett hotell i Los Angeles.
21 september 1984
Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger’s body instead, forcing him to battle Edwina for control of his own being.
26 juni 1981
Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It’s up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.
30 januari 1981
After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over the world. This evil group plots to kidnap Pat and perform experiments on her so that they can eventually shrink everyone.
2 mars 1979
A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series “An American Family”.
28 juni 1978
Joe Pendleton omkommer nästan i en olycka. En ambitiös ängel för honom till himlen, men där upptäcks att Pendleton inte var redo att dö. Problemet är att hans kropp är kremerad, så en ny kropp måste hittas. Valet faller på en nyligen avliden miljonär.
Grodin did make one major blunder in his career besides appearing in the legendary bomb “Ishtar.” He passed on the lead role in“The Graduate,” and that opened the door for Dustin Hoffman’s rise to fame.
As you might imagine, Hollywood heavyweights lined up on Twitter to share remembrances of Grodin and his performances.
So said to hear. One of the funniest people I ever met: Charles Grodin, Star of ‘Beethoven’ and ‘Heartbreak Kid,’ Dies at 86 - https://t.co/OwDYFLIgae— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) May 18, 2021
My beloved Charles Grodin was a fabulous friend to moi onscreen and off. Debonair, handsome, talented, charming – and great taste! I’ll miss him dearly. pic.twitter.com/V4o2CxKZnM— Miss Piggy (@MissPiggy) May 18, 2021
R.I.P. Charles Grodin. A brilliant comedy actor. I had the wonderful experience of working with him in my first feature “Real Life” and he was amazing. Rest In Peace, Chuck.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) May 18, 2021
Charles Grodin in Heartbreak Kid, Real Life, Heaven Can Wait, alone. So incredibly funny. He knew how to do so little so brilliantly. #RIPCharlesGrodin— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 18, 2021
RIP Charles Grodin— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) May 18, 2021
My mother’s favorite comedy was Midnight Run but she didn’t like all the cursing & for years searched in vain for a copy of the movie that had the curses removed & now I hope Charles Grodin is with her in heaven explaining to her that they didn’t sell those
Oh my God, the BEST. Rest In Peace Charles Grodin. Thank you. https://t.co/E4WhW5efAQ— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) May 18, 2021
No, not #CharlesGrodin . Rest In Peace Legend. Thank you for every gift you gave us, especially the masterpiece that is Midnight Run. 🙏— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 18, 2021