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C.Thomas Howell

After making a brief film debut in Speilberg’s sci-fi epic “ET”  (1982), Chris got his big break when he was given a major role in the Francis Ford Coppola teen classic “The Outsiders” (83).   Other notable fims include, “Grandview USA” (1984), “Red   Dawn” (1984), “Secret Admirer” (1985),“The Hitcher” (1986),  “Soul Man” (1986), “A Tiger’s Tale” (1988), “Side Out” (1990).

C. Thomas Howell Fact File :

Birth Name: Christopher Thomas Howell
Date Of Birth: 7th December 1966
Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

Nickname: C.T. or Tommy

Height: 5’ 11”

Spouses: Sylvie Anderson (1992 - Present)
Rae Dawn Chong (1989 - 1990)

Film Debut: “ET” (1982)

Trivia: Christopher was a junior rodeo circuit champion. His father is a stuntman.

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C. Thomas Howell’s Top 10 Movies on DVD :

The Outsiders [DVD](1983) DVD
Beautiful and exciting adaptation of S.E. Hinton's classic tale of gangs and growing up in Oklahoma. Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell and Emilio Estevez head the dynamic cast of rising stars; with Leif Garrett, Sofia Coppola. Francis Coppola directs. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, French; trailer.

Red Dawn [DVD](1984) DVD
Exciting action hit set against a Soviet invasion of the United States. A small band of plucky high school students turns freedom fighters and fights for their survival. Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey and Ron O'Neal star. 100 min. Widescreen and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer; interactive menus; scene access.

Secret Admirer [DVD](1985) DVD
A passionate unsigned love letter sets off a hilarious chain of events as it gets delivered again and again...but to all the wrong people! Romantic comedy of mistaken delivery stars C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Cliff De Young. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Surround stereo, Spanish mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.

Soul Man [DVD](1986) DVD
An ambitious white teenager hits upon a unique way to get into Harvard Law School: he disguises himself as a black student and wins a minority scholarship, only to learn a valuable lesson about life on the "other side of the fence." C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Leslie Nielsen, and James Earl Jones star. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.

Side Out [DVD](1990) DVD
What "Long Shot" did for foosball and "Dreamer" did for bowling, this action-packed film does for volleyball! C. Thomas Howell and Peter Horton star as two of California's volleyball masters who meet their match on and off the beach. Courtney Thorne-Smith and Harley Jane Kozak also star. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.

The Sweeper [DVD](1995) DVD
A Los Angeles cop with a record of brutality against suspects is recruited by a secret organization that sends out "sweepers" to take care of criminals the law can't touch, But what is the group's connection to a tragedy in the policeman's past? Intense actioner stars C. Thomas Howell, Jeff Fahey, Ed Lauter, Cynda Williams. 101 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

First Degree [DVD](1998) DVD
The head of a high-tech company has his employees over for a morale-boosting barbecue, but what develops over the course of the afternoon is a less-than-appetizing buffet of backbiting, office and sexual politics, kidnapping and worse. Intense drama stars Erika Eleniak, C. Thomas Howell, James Russo and Karen Black. AKA: "Charades." 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Escape From Alaska [DVD](1999) DVD
In a small Alaskan town, several skiers are killed by an avalanche caused by an oil refinery explosion. Years later, the rebuilding of the refinery is overseen by Dr. Lia Freeman, sole survivor of the disaster. When her warnings of another impending avalanche are ignored, Dr. Freeman enlists the help of a reluctant helicopter pilot to save the city from a snowy doom. Caroleen Feeney, C. Thomas Howell, Thomas Ian Griffith star. AKA: "Avalanche." 96 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby stereo; theatrical trailer.

Net Games [DVD](2003) DVD
Steamy thriller stars C. Thomas Howell as a married man who becomes a frequent visitor to an erotic, adults-only website. But what starts out as an innocent pastime turns into an all-consuming obsession as Howell finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of desire, blackmail, and murder. Lala Sloatman, Ed Begley, Jr., Marina Sirtis, and Joan Van Ark co-star. 97 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: Spanish; theatrical trailer.

Gods And Generals [DVD](2003) DVD
Stunning battle sequences and amazing historical detail highlight this prequel to 1993's "Gettysburg" which focuses on such Civil War military leaders as the South's Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall) and Stonewall Jackson (Stephen Lang) and the Union's Josh Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels). Following these commanders' actions from 1861 to 1863, the film faithfully depicts the pivotal early battles of Manassas, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. With Mira Sorvino, C. Thomas Howell, and Kevin Conway. 219 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; featurettes; music videos; DVD-ROM content.


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The Outsiders (1983)
Secret Admirer (1985)
Hidalgo (2004)

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