Elmore Leonard on Film

by AlienatorX | created - 18 Dec 2015 | updated - 08 Mar 2016 | Public

These are all the films based on short stories or novels written by Elmore Leonard or original screenplays written by him.

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1. The Tall T (1957)

Approved | 78 min | Romance, Thriller, Western

An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 4,056

Based on the novel by

2. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana

Votes: 17,156

Based on the short story by

3. Hombre (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Western

80 Metascore

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Native Americans, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento

Votes: 10,508

Based on the novel by

4. The Big Bounce (1969)

R | 102 min | Drama

A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?

Director: Alex March | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin, Lee Grant

Votes: 332

Based on the novel by

5. The Moonshine War (1970)

GP | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A federal agent attempts to make some real money before the alcohol ban is lifted so he sets his sights on the whiskey cache of an old army buddy.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark, Alan Alda, Melodie Johnson

Votes: 377

Based on the novel by

6. Valdez Is Coming (1971)

PG-13 | 90 min | Western

A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.

Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Frank Silvera, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,152

Based on the novel by

7. Joe Kidd (1972)

PG | 88 min | Western

52 Metascore

An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud

Votes: 15,626

Written by

8. Mr. Majestyk (1974)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, Al Lettieri, Lee Purcell

Votes: 7,015

Written by

9. High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, Western

Former Marshal Will Kane returns to Hadleyville a year after he resigned and finds the town in the grip of a tyrannical Marshal who abuses his power.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lee Majors, David Carradine, J.A. Preston, Michael Pataki

Votes: 246

Written by

10. The Ambassador (1984)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An American ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East conflict through unconventional methods, but his efforts are hampered at every turn and his personal life threatened.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson, Fabio Testi

Votes: 525

based on the novel by

11. Stick (1985)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Released from prison, Stick meets up with a friend and joins him on a job delivering a bag. His friend gets killed in the setup. Stick gets away and is ready to forget all and see his daughter, but they won't forget.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, George Segal, Charles Durning

Votes: 1,766 | Gross: $8.49M

Based on the novel by/Written by

12. 52 Pick-Up (1986)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover

Votes: 4,570 | Gross: $5.19M

Based on the novel by/Written by

13. Desperado (1987 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Western

Cowboy Duell McCall wants to quickly deliver a herd of cattle to town, get paid and move on but romance with local girl Nora gets him involved in a feud between the town boss and Nora's dad.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Alex McArthur, David Warner, Yaphet Kotto, Donald Moffat

Votes: 254

Written by

14. The Rosary Murders (1987)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Charles Durning, Belinda Bauer, Josef Sommer

Votes: 1,123 | Gross: $1.73M

Written by

15. Glitz (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Thriller

Vincent Marra is a Miami cop on medical leave in Puerto Rico, where he's being stalked by a sex offender he testified against. Vincent's girlfriend leaves him for a job as a "hostess" in an... See full summary »

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Markie Post, John Diehl, Madison Mason

Votes: 108

Based on the novel by

16. Cat Chaser (1989)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Miami hotel owner finds danger when he becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis, Charles Durning, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 1,069

Based on the novel by/Written by

17. Border Shootout (1990)

Not Rated | 96 min | Western

Young rancher Kirby Frye is appointed deputy in a small town tyrannized by ruthless Phil Sundeen, the son of one of the founders of the town.

Director: Chris McIntyre | Stars: Michael Forest, Cody Glenn, Michael Horse, Sergio Calderón

Votes: 115

Based on the novel by

18. Split Images (1992 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A journalist knows more about a grisly murder than is good for her. All her evidence points toward a mysterious millionaire but no one will believe her.

Director: Sheldon Larry | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Robert Collins, Rebecca Jenkins, Steve Whistance-Smith

Votes: 45

Based on the novel by

19. Get Shorty (1995)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

82 Metascore

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

Votes: 72,757 | Gross: $72.08M

Based on the novel by

20. Last Stand at Saber River (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Western

After the Civil War, a returning Confederate veteran must reclaim his Arizona land and homestead from the Yankee carpetbaggers who illegally occupy it.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan, Haley Joel Osment

Votes: 1,527

Based on the novel by

21. Touch (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

At the discovery of his ability to work miracles, Juvenal becomes a media sensation, but now he's prone to those who want to exploit him.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, LL Cool J

Votes: 2,181 | Gross: $0.41M

Based on the novel by

22. Pronto (1997 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Harry Arno is a Miami Beach bookie who finds himself in trouble with his mob bosses for reasons he can't quite figure out. When an assailant attempts to kill him, he decides that it's time ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Peter Falk, Glenne Headly, James Le Gros, Sergio Castellitto

Votes: 180

Based on the novel by

23. Gold Coast (1997 TV Movie)

R | 109 min | Drama

Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weller | Stars: David Caruso, Barry Primus, Marg Helgenberger, Jeff Kober

Votes: 323

Based on the novel by

24. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 297,454 | Gross: $39.67M

Based on the novel by

25. Out of Sight (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

85 Metascore

A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn

Votes: 81,479 | Gross: $37.56M

Based on the novel by

26. The Big Bounce (2004)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

42 Metascore

A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise, Sara Foster

Votes: 17,279 | Gross: $6.47M

Based on the novel by

27. Be Cool (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 65,649 | Gross: $56.05M

Based on the novel by

28. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman

Votes: 276,117 | Gross: $53.61M

Based on the short story by

29. Killshot (2008)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Brandon McGibbon

Votes: 20,050 | Gross: $0.02M

Based on the novel by

30. Freaky Deaky (2012)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Set in 1974, a pair of '60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.

Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Billy Burke, Christian Slater, Crispin Glover, Michael Jai White

Votes: 6,133

Based on the novel by

31. Life of Crime (2013)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Director: Daniel Schechter | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte

Votes: 16,289 | Gross: $0.26M

Based on the novel by

32. The Arrangement (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A Colombian woman moves to Miami to marry an ambitious politician, in an attempt to leave her troubled past behind.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Michelle LaBret, Stephanie Sigman, Manolo Cardona

Votes: 363

Based on the novel by



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