Keith Gordon

Keith Gordon

Highest Rated: 88% A Midnight Clear (1992)

Lowest Rated: 39% The Singing Detective (2003)

Birthday: Feb 03, 1961

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

This former juvenile lead has already garnered a reputation as a capable director of small, serious films with only four features to his credit (as of 1999). As a performer, Gordon was best known as the quick-witted young hero of Brian De Palma's flashy Hitchcockian thriller "Dressed to Kill" (1980). He began performing in the theater, moved on to TV-movies and miniseries and soon graduated to features. He played the young Roy Scheider/Joe Gideon/Bob Fosse in "All That Jazz" (1979); the nerd-from-Hell owner of the title car in John Carpenter's "Christine" (1983); and the high-diving son of Rodney Dangerfield in "Back to School" (1986). Gordon displayed an engaging presence in many of these roles; his long face and bright, spectacle-clad eyes radiated intelligence and enthusiasm.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Op Shop Male Shopper (Character) - 2011
39% 40% The Singing Detective Director $336.5K 2003
51% 78% Waking the Dead Director,
Writer,
Producer
$327.4K 2000
63% 76% Mother Night Director,
Producer
$390.5K 1996
88% 79% A Midnight Clear Director,
Screenwriter
$580.9K 1992
82% 68% The Chocolate War Director - 1988
86% 68% Back to School Jason Melon (Character) $89.2M 1986
No Score Yet 40% Combat High Max Mendelsson (Character) - 1986
45% 75% The Legend of Billie Jean Lloyd (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 81% Static Ernie Blick (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Palikari Unknown (Character) - 1983
69% 64% Christine Arnie Cunningham (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kent State Jeff Miller (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 39% Home Movies Denis Byrd (Character) - 1980
80% 74% Dressed to Kill Peter Miller (Character) - 1980
85% 86% All That Jazz Young Joe (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
86% 72% Dispatches From Elsewhere Director 2020
91% 85% Legion Director 2018
92% 84% Fargo Director 2017
97% 96% Better Call Saul Director 2017
91% 89% The Leftovers Director 2017 2014-2015
85% 85% Homeland Director 2013-2015
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Director 2014-2015
84% 87% Masters of Sex Director 2014
72% 80% Dexter Director 2013 2006-2010
95% 93% Rectify Director 2013
90% 96% House Director 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Director 2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Palms Director 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1989

QUOTES FROM Keith Gordon CHARACTERS

Binx says: (about Lloyd's pills) What are those, uppers and downers?

Lloyd says: They're for asthma, you want one?

Lloyd says: I'm done bein' your hostage.

Billie Jean says: Fine, I'll see you in jail!

Dennis Guilder says: That's funny, 'cause I heard that it was totaled.

Arnie Cunningham says: Well, after I swept up the broken glass, it wasn't too bad.

Arnie Cunningham says: Don't touch me, s******! This is what you wanted! Get away from her!

Arnie Cunningham says: Oh man, there is nothing finer than being behind the wheel of your own car! Except "maybe" for pussy!

Arnie Cunningham says: Oh man, there is nothing finer than being behind the wheel of your own car! Except 'maybe' for pussy!

Arnie Cunningham says: (about Christine) - Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She's real sensitive.

Arnie Cunningham says: (about Christine) Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She's real sensitive.

Arnie Cunningham says: (after a driver swerves his car out of the way, as Arnie drove toward him; head on) - Chiiiiiiicken SH*T!

Arnie Cunningham says: (after a driver swerves his car out of the way, as Arnie drove toward him; head on) Chicken sh*t!

Arnie Cunningham says: Let me tell you a little something about love Dennis. It has a voracious appetite. It eats everything-- friendship, family. It kills me how much it eats. But I'll tell you something else. You feed it right, and it can be a beautiful thing, and that's what we have. You know when someone believes in you man, you can do any FU**ING THING in the ENTIRE universe...and when you believe RIGHT BACK at that someone...THEN WATCH OUT WORLD, 'cause nobody could stop you then, NOBODY! EVER!

Arnie Cunningham says: Let me tell you a little something about love Dennis. It has a voracious appetite. It eats everything, friendship, family. It kills me how much it eats. But I'll tell you something else. You feed it right, and it can be a beautiful thing, and that's what we have. You know when someone believes in you man, you can do any fu**ing thing in the entire universe, and when you believe right back at that someone. THEN WATCH OUT WORLD, 'cause nobody could stop you then, NOBODY! EVER!

Dennis Guilder says: And you feel this way about Leigh?

Arnie Cunningham says: (laughs) - What? F**k, no! I'm talking about Christine, man. No shitter ever came between me and Christine.

Arnie Cunningham says: (laughs) What? f**k, no! I'm talking about Christine, man. No shitter ever came between me and Christine.

Dennis Guilder says: I'm scared for you, for what's happened to you. It's this fu**ing car.

Arnie Cunningham says: I know you're jealous. But we'll always be friends as long as you stick with me. And you know what happens to shitters who don't.

Dennis Guilder says: No. What does happen?

Arnie Cunningham says: Well let's not kid each other Dennis.

Dennis Guilder says: Who are the shitters?

Arnie Cunningham says: ...All of 'em.

Arnie Cunningham says: All of 'em.

Arnie Cunningham says: (driving in the car with Dennis, drinking a beer) - A toast. Death...to the shitters of the world in 1979!

Arnie Cunningham says: (driving in the car with Dennis, drinking a beer) A toast to Death. To the shitters of the world in 1979!

Rudolph Junkins says: I understand, uh, one of the perpetrators, uh, defecated on the dashboard. Now, I would of thought you'd be madder than hell at that. And I thought you would of reported that.

Arnie Cunningham says: Sh*t wipes off.

Arnie Cunningham says: (on the phone with Leigh) - I need to see you. I care about you. Look, I love you Leigh. I think we deserve one more try, don't you? Would you give me a fu**ing yes or no! Please don't do this to me. Just be straight with me. You've had it, right? WELL, F**K YOU, BITCH! (Hangs up on her)

Arnie Cunningham says: (on the phone with Leigh) I need to see you. I care about you. Look, I love you Leigh. I think we deserve one more try, don't you? Would you give me a fu**ing yes or no! Please don't do this to me. Just be straight with me. You've had it, right? Well f**k you, bitch! (Hangs up on her)

Rudolph Junkins says: (talking about Moochie Wells) - The kid's dead Arnie, they had to scrape his legs up with a shovel.

Rudolph Junkins says: (talking about Moochie Wells) The kid's dead Arnie, they had to scrape his legs up with a shovel.

Arnie Cunningham says: Well, isn't that what you're supposed to do with sh*t? Scrape it up with a little shovel?

Rudolph Junkins says: Don't get smart with me, son.

Arnie Cunningham says: Has it ever occurred to you that part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids?

Arnie Cunningham says: (after his car slightly repairs a section of itself) - ...Okay...Show me!

Arnie Cunningham says: (after his car slightly repairs a section of itself) Okay, Show me!

Arnie Cunningham says: (talking to his parents about his car being destroyed) - It's your fault. If you hadn't been so damn selfish; you wouldn't let me park my own car...in your precious driveway, this never would have happened.

Arnie Cunningham says: (talking to his parents about his car being destroyed) It's your fault. If you hadn't been so damn selfish, you wouldn't let me park my own car in your precious driveway, this never would have happened.

Regina Cunningham says: (saddened) - Arnie, that's not fair.

Regina Cunningham says: (saddened) Arnie, that's not fair.

Arnie Cunningham says: Oh it's fair.

Regina Cunningham says: Can't we even...talk about this...like rational human beings?

Regina Cunningham says: Can't we even talk about this, like rational human beings?

Arnie Cunningham says: One of them took a sh*t on the dashboard of my car, Ma. Now how's that for rational, huh?

Michael Cunningham says: Why don't we-- Your mother and l have decided to help you buy a new car.

Michael Cunningham says: Why don't we. Your mother and l have decided to help you buy a new car.

Arnie Cunningham says: Well, that's what everybody wants, isn't it? Well, f**k you...I'm fixing up Christine.

Arnie Cunningham says: Well, that's what everybody wants, isn't it? Well, f**k you. I'm fixing up Christine.

Michael Cunningham says: (runs after Artie and grabs him by the jacket) - Listen, mister, you've been disrespectful to us once too often! You go back in there and apologize to your mother right now!

Michael Cunningham says: (runs after Artie and grabs him by the jacket) Listen, mister, you've been disrespectful to us once too often! You go back in there and apologize to your mother right now!

Arnie Cunningham says: Hey take your mitts off me, motherfu**er! (Attacks his father)

Arnie Cunningham says: (yells at Leigh after she tries to comfort Arnie, after he sees his car destroyed) - DON'T TOUCH ME, SHITTER! Oh, this is just what you wanted! You get away from her! GET AWAY FROM HER!!!

Arnie Cunningham says: (yells at Leigh after she tries to comfort Arnie, after he sees his car destroyed) Don't touch me, shitter! Oh, this is just what you wanted! You get away from her! Get away from her!

Leigh Cabot says: And there are other things. That radio...All it gets is those old songs. And sometimes when we're making out...it just stalls. As if the car were jealous, Arnie...A goddamn car!

Leigh Cabot says: And there are other things. That radio. All it gets is those old songs. And sometimes when we're making out it just stalls. As if the car were jealous, Arnie, a goddamn car!

Arnie Cunningham says: You know what I think? I think you're just sexually frustrated.

Arnie Cunningham says: (after Leigh punches the seat in Arnie's car) - Cut it out. Don't.

Arnie Cunningham says: (after Leigh punches the seat in Arnie's car) Cut it out. Don't.

Leigh Cabot says: What? You don't like me slapping your girl?

Dennis Guilder says: (about Leigh Cabot dating Arnie) - She just happens to be the most beautiful girl in the whole school.

Dennis Guilder says: (about Leigh Cabot dating Arnie) She just happens to be the most beautiful girl in the whole school.

Arnie Cunningham says: Well, it's not what you think. No I really...respect her mind. And...She lusts after my body. What can I say?

Arnie Cunningham says: Well, it's not what you think. No I really, respect her mind. And, she lusts after my body. What can I say?

Arnie Cunningham says: (to his mother, as she complains to him about his behavior) - Get off my back!

Arnie Cunningham says: (to his mother, as she complains to him about his behavior) Get off my back!

Arnie Cunningham says: (sees Dennis approaching his him, in Arnie's yard) - Oh sh*t!

Arnie Cunningham says: (sees Dennis approaching his him, in Arnie's yard) Oh sh*t!

Dennis Guilder says: Greetings to you too.

Will Darnell says: Look uh...I know you don't exactly have money falling out of you?re a**hole. If you did, you wouldn't be here...Maybe we can work out some kind of deal...Why don't you sweep up around the place... do a few lubes... put the toilet paper on the little spools, sh*t like that. Do that and you can raid my junk pile for whatever you want? Hell, I might even throw in a few bucks.

Will Darnell says: Look uh, I know you don't exactly have money falling out of you?re a**hole. If you did, you wouldn't be here. Maybe we can work out some kind of deal. Why don't you sweep up around the place, do a few lubes, put the toilet paper on the little spools, sh*t like that. Do that and you can raid my junk pile for whatever you want? Hell, I might even throw in a few bucks.

Arnie Cunningham says: (smiles) - Well, I'll have to think about it.

Arnie Cunningham says: (smiles) Well, I'll have to think about it.

Will Darnell says: (angry) - Well don't think about it too long, I'll throw you out on your fu**ing ass!

Will Darnell says: (angry) Well don't think about it too long, I'll throw you out on your fu**ing ass!

Dennis Guilder says: What is it about that car?

Arnie Cunningham says: Maybe it's just that for the first time in my life, I found something that's uglier than me.

Arnie Cunningham says: (talking to his mother about the new car he bought, "Christine") - Look...you wanted me in college courses - I'm there. You wanted me in chess club instead of band. Okay, I'm there too. Now I've managed to get through seventeen years without embarrassing you in front of your Bridge Club or landing in jail. Now I'm telling you, I'm gonna have this. This one thing!

Arnie Cunningham says: (talking to his mother about the new car he bought, 'Christine') Look, you wanted me in college courses, I'm there. You wanted me in chess club instead of band. Okay, I'm there too. Now I've managed to get through seventeen years without embarrassing you in front of your Bridge Club or landing in jail. Now I'm telling you, I'm gonna have this. This one thing!

Dennis Guilder says: (talking about the car "Christine", after seeing it for the first time) - It's a piece of sh*t Arnie.

Dennis Guilder says: (talking about the car 'Christine', after seeing it for the first time) It's a piece of sh*t Arnie.

Arnie Cunningham says: She could be fixed up. She could. Oh, she could be really tough.

Bemis says: (talking about Roseanne to Dennis, as she walks away) - I wouldn't put that in my mouth. - You don't know where it's been.

Bemis says: (talking about Roseanne to Dennis, as she walks away) I wouldn't put that in my mouth. You don't know where it's been.

Dennis Guilder says: Get out of here.

Arnie Cunningham says: (jumps in the conversation; joking with Bemis) But we know where it hasn't been. Hasn't been with you, huh? (Laughs)

Bemis says: (gets annoyed with Arnie) - Ha-ha, Having trouble with your locker?

Bemis says: (gets annoyed with Arnie) Ha-ha, Having trouble with your locker?

Dennis Guilder says: Now that we're gonna be seniors, l figure it's about time...that we got you laid. - You know, like this year, huh?

Dennis Guilder says: Now that we're gonna be seniors, l figure it's about time that we got you laid. You know, like this year, huh?

Arnie Cunningham says: You need a girl to get laid.

Dennis Guilder says: What about Gail Justin?

Arnie Cunningham says: l don't like her mustache.

Dennis Guilder says: Oh f**k you Arnie. I mean, what do you care if you get a little hair in your mouth? - Okay. How about Sally Hayes? She's cute.

Dennis Guilder says: Oh f**k you Arnie. I mean, what do you care if you get a little hair in your mouth? Okay. How about Sally Hayes? She's cute.

Arnie Cunningham says: She's a sophomore!

Dennis Guilder says: So what? She's a walking sperm bank.

Arnie Cunningham says: I don't know.

Dennis Guilder says: Come on.

Arnie Cunningham says: l don't have the minimum deposit to open an account.

Dennis Guilder says: Are you kidding? You carry your life savings between your legs. Come on, Arnie.

Arnie Cunningham says: l think maybe I'll just beat off.

Dennis Guilder says: (talking to Arnie about his mother, in the car) - Are you guys having a war?

Dennis Guilder says: (talking to Arnie about his mother, in the car) Are you guys having a war?

Arnie Cunningham says: She's pissed off 'cause I'm taking shop...My dad too.

Arnie Cunningham says: She's pissed off 'cause I'm taking shop. My dad too.

Dennis Guilder says: It won't embarrass them when you fix their stupid Volvo for free. (Arnie shuts the music off) - What?

Dennis Guilder says: It won't embarrass them when you fix their stupid Volvo for free. (Arnie shuts the music off) What?

Arnie Cunningham says: Last night, we're playing Scrabble. It's neck-and-neck between me and her. We blew my dad away early. So, at the end, l had this choice of ''ratio'' for five lousy points... - or...

Arnie Cunningham says: Last night, we're playing Scrabble. It's neck-and-neck between me and her. We blew my dad away early. So, at the end, l had this choice of 'ratio' for five lousy points, or...

Dennis Guilder says: Or what, Arnie?

Arnie Cunningham says: "Falatio" for the triple word score for 24 points and the game.

Arnie Cunningham says: 'Falatio' for the triple word score for 24 points and the game.

Dennis Guilder says: What did she do?

Arnie Cunningham says: She won by seven points because obscenity's not allowed in Scrabble. And it's in the dictionary!