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Tom Skerritt

Tom Skerritt [5]


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Born:August 25, 1933 (85)
Filmography Rating:7.97 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.55 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.18 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:85.12%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Alien: Director's Cut [1979](46) => Dallas
Alien [1979](46) => Dallas
Poltergeist III [1988](55) => Bruce Gardner
Contact [1997](64) => David Drumlin
The West Wing: Season 5 [2003](70) => Senator Chris Carrick

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AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem [2007]
  • Steven Pasquale's character "Dallas Howard" shares his name with Tom Skerritt's character from the original Alien movie - Dallas was the captain of the Nostromo. Moreover, he says the line "Get to the chopper!", which was also said by Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Predator. Perhaps a coincidence, he also shares his name with actress Bryce Dallas Howard who does not appear in any of these series.
    The Fifth Element [1997]
  • This is one of two science-fiction movies featuring Ian Holm in which there is a character by the name of Dallas. The other one is Alien, which stars Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas.
    Poltergeist III [1988]
  • Producer [?] David E. Kelley has quite a connection to this film. He cast Tom Skerritt and Zelda Rubinstein in his Emmy-winning TV drama [Picket Fences] after seeing them together in this film. The character of Skerrit's daughter was played by Holly Marie Combs on the show. That character is reminiscent in character and physicality to Lara Flynn Boyle's character [?] Donna Gardner in this film. Nancy Allen was originally cast to portray the town's mayor in Season 2 of [Picket Fences] but had to drop out due to her contractual obligations to appear in RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3. That role was then filled by Leigh Taylor-Young.
  • Tom Skerritt makes a reference to Brian De Palma's Carrie to Nancy Allen. This is presumably an in-joke, as Allen had starred in that film, as Chris Hargenson, back in 1976.