Film and Video
||Sweet Country (1986) (alternate title:
Playmovie Productions (Greece)
Drama about the aftermath of the 1973 assassination of Salvadore
Allende of Chile, focusing on two families, one a politically prominent
Chilean family, the other an idealistic American couple living there.
Written and directed by Michael Cacoyannis, based on the book by
Cast: Jane Alexander, John Cullum (Ben), Carole Laure, Franco Nero,
Joanna Pettit, Randy Quaid, Irene Papas, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Pierre
Released on VHS by Cinema Group Home Video
credits on IMDB
||Quantum Leap "Catch a Falling Star" and "All Americans" (TV episodes,
included in the DVD set Quantum
Leap: Season Two
Starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell
In "Catch a Falling Star,"
Michelle Pawk, Paul Sands, Janine Turner and Ernie Sabella guest star
in thise episode set around a touring production of the musical "Man of
La Mancha." Sam (Scott Bakula) is understudying a drunken star
(John Cullum) on the verge of destroying his career. If Sam
does his job, he'll "leap" out of that time/place and lose the old love
(Michelle Pawk) he's just found again.
The cast performed several of the numbers from "La Mancha" in a
recording studio and on stage, with John Cullum and Scott Bakula
playing Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote, Janine Turner and Michelle
Pawk playing Aldonza/Dulcinea, and Ernie Sabella as Sancho Panza.
Look for the complete curtain call (cast and crew) at the end of the
video, as seen on the original broadcast. The syndicated TV
version often cuts the scene backstage when Al (Dean Stockwell)
discusses how important "Man of La Mancha" and the image of the
impossible dream were to Sam when they were building the Quantum Leap
project ("the only disc you ever played").
John Cullum has starred in
"Man of La Mancha" many times. In the original Broadway
production, he was original star Richard Kiley's last alternate and
first replacement. He also toured nationally in the show in the
mid-1990s. But this television episode (in which he sings the
opening number "I, Don Quixote" and the love song "Dulcinea") is the
only known recording of John's performance in that role.
In his interview on the MUSIC FROM
QUANTUM LEAP CD, Scott Bakula talks
about this episode, and calls John Cullum "one of my heroes, my
idol." The first show Scott saw on Broadway was
SHENANDOAH. For candid photos of John and Scott together, visit
Gallery on this site.
"Catch a Falling Star" was also released separately on VHS and
"All Americans" aired
later in the same season, and was John's
television directorial debut. The story is about
high school football players from a Mexican-American family. A
threat against the player's family will be carried out if he doesn't
throw the big game.
||NORTHERN EXPOSURE (TV, 1990-1995)
Probably John Cullum's best known television role to date was as
Holling Vincouer, owner of The Brick bar in Cicely, Alaska, and
sweetheart of former beauty queen Shelly Tambo (Cynthia Geary).
Over the course of the series' six seasons, Holling and Shelly
showed that true love knows no boundaries (their age difference was
more than 40 years), staying together, getting married, and eventually
John Cullum was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor
(1993) and received a Viewers for Quality Television "Q" Award (in
1992). Photos from the VQT Awards are posted in the Television Gallery
on this site.
Original Regular Cast: Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, John Cullum,
Barry Corbin, John Corbett, Cynthia Geary, Darren Burrows, Elaine
Miles, Peg Phillips.
Seasons 1 - 4 have been relased on DVD by MGM/UA. Season 5 to be
released 11/14/06. Individual episodes were previously released
on VHS and laser disc.
||With a Vengeance (TV movie,1992),
released on Video as Undesirable
A young woman without a past is haunted by nightmares of her former
Directed by Michael Switzer.
Cast: Melissa Gilbert, Jack Scalia, Michael Gross, John Cullum.
|The Secret Life of Algernon (1997)
Marano Productions, Inc. (Canada)
Dark comedy written by John Cullum, John Gray and Charles
Jarrott, based on the novel "The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton" by
Russell Greenan; Directed by Charles Jarrott
Cast: John Cullum (Algernon Pendleton), Charles Durning, Carrie
Anne Moss, Harant Alianak, Kay Hawtrey, voice of Kathleen Barr.
credits on IMDB
|Ricochet River (1998) Dee Gee
Drama about teenagers growing up in a small town in Oregon.
By Patrick O'Connor, from the novel by Robin Cody; Directed by Deborah
Del Prete; Produced by Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker
Cast: Jason James Richter, Kate Hudson, Douglas Spain, John Cullum (Link
Curren), Matthew Glave, Linda Hawkins, Dan Lauria, Sheila Goold
Released on VHS and DVD by Lions Gate Home Entertainment
credits on IMDB
||Touched By An Angel: It Came Upon a
Midnight Clear (TV episode,
||Inherit the Wind (HBO, 1999)
||Held Up (1999) Trimark
Comedy about a stick-up gone wrong.
By Jeff Eastin and Erik Fleming; Directed by Steve
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, Barry Corbin, John Cullum
(Jack), Jake Busey, Michael Shamus Wiles, Eduardo Yáñez,
Sarah Paulson, Diego Fuentes, Roselyn Sanchez, Julie Hagerty
Released on VHS and DVD by Trimark Home Video
credits on IMDB
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