Colm Meaney Filmography
Moonlighting (1987) (TV) - Starring as Katharina's Suitor in "Atomic Shakespeare"
| When former fashion model Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) goes broke and finds that one of her few remaining assets is the Blue Moon Detective Agency. She partners with David Addison (Bruce Willis) to solve some quirky cases. |
In this episode, a student starts to watch Moonlighting, then his mother appears and reminds him he has to read Taming of the Shrew for school. As he starts to read, the characters from Moonlighting enact the play.
|Tales from the Darkside (1987) (TV) - Starring as a Constable in "Beetles"|
| A 30-minute horror/fantasy series in the same style as The Twilight Zone. Some episodes are gruesome, a few are of a lighter comedic style. Like many such shows, it adapted the work of famous genre authors of the period such as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. |
In this episode an Egyptologist working on a sarcophogus ignores a curse and meets a horrific fate.
|Dick Tracy (1990) - Starring as Cop at Tess'|
| Warren Beatty directs and stars in this lavish adaptation of Chester Gould's famous comic strip. Tess Trueheart wants is to settle down to a quiet life with Dick Tracy (Beatty). But Dick has his hands full with the likes of villain Big Boy Caprice (Al Pacino) and the irresistable Breathless Mahoney (Madonna). Some other of the famous cast include Lips Manlis (Paul Sorvino), Mumbles (Dustin Hoffman), Spaldoni (James Caan), D.A. Fletcher (Dick Van Dyke), and Texie Garcia (Catherine O'Hara).|
|Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) - Starring as Pilot on Windsor Plane|
| Christmas Eve, one year after the Nakatomi Plaza siege that took place in Los Angeles, Colonel Stuart (William Sadler) and his team of ex-commandos seize Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. to rescue drug lord General Ramon Esperanza from justice. Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis), is there to meet his wife (Bonnie Bedelia), and he has to fight incompetent airport security, anti-terrorist squads and a deadly winter snowstorm to stop the terrorist's before his wife's plane runs out of fuel and crashes.|
- The Pilot/Co-Pilot/Navigator role for the Windsor Airliner Plane is when the terrorists crash the DC-8 by falsifying the ground parameters on the tracking system, killing everyone on board. McClane tries to warn them with a torch, but fails.
|The Commitments (1991) - Starring as Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.|
| Young Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) is a local promoter who wants to bring soul music to Dublin. His friends, Derek and Outspan ask him to manage their band, so Jimmy agrees and places an ad in the paper for young people to play rhythm and blues cover versions of black soul singers. Out of the band's new members, two stand out. Deco who hogs the spotlight and Joey "The Lips" Fagan who's an aging trumpet player that rides a moped. Egos clash and fame and fortune start to tear the band apart. The band members struggle with each other to become a tight for one night.|
- Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr. is Jimmy's father. Sharon's pregnancy is a source of tension with her father. He's unemployed, so he goes to work with his best friend Bimbo.
MacGyver (1991) (TV) - Starring as Doctor Irwin Malcolm in "Good Knight MacGyver: Part 1"
| MacGyver stars Richard Dean Anderson and he is is a secret agent who uses his scientific knowledge and intelligence to defeat his enemies by unorthodox methods.|
In this episode, while tracing his family roots, MacGyver is knocked unconscious and transported back to the court of King Arthur, where he is asked to free a princess from the clutches of a tyrannical queen.
- In the beginning of this two-part episode, Dr. Irwin Malcolm helps MacGyver and Pete in tracking the Phoenix troubleshooter's lineage. After meeting with Malcolm, MacGyver is knocked unconscious while trying to save a man from a falling flower pot.
|Into the West (1992) - Starring as Barreller|
| A gigantic white stallion appears mysteriously to a grandfather and his two grandsons in an Irish slum. Since, puzzlingly, the younger of the two boys is the only individual who can control the horse, ownership falls to him and his older brother by default. There's no place for the animal, so they move him into the apartment of their alcoholic father. Police remove him and, in a shady deal, he ends up under control of a wealthy, underhanded horse breeder. The boys manage to retrieve him and escape on his back, but the stallion seems to have his own travelling agenda.|
|Far and Away (1992) - Starring as Mike Kelly|
| In the late 1800's Joseph Donnelly (Tom Cruise) is a poor Irish farmer who seeks revenge after his father's death. He meets Shannon Christie when she stabs him with a pitchfork. They head off to the America's because they are giving away land for free. As soon as they arrive, they're robbed so Joseph becomes a street-fighter to survive. They end up racing in the Oklahoma land rush, and even though there are a few cheaters, and a not so nice rival to fight, Joseph and Shannon eventually place their stake and win their land, but not before suggesting Joseph may die of course.|
- Mike Kelly is an Irish 'fixer' and Joseph is his prize fighter. They meet when Joseph distracts him and he gets punched in the face.
|Under Siege (1992) - Starring as Doumer|
| Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal) is a cook on the battleship Missouri, but he's also a former Navy SEAL captain. When Commander Krill (Gary Busey) and William Stranix (Tommy Lee Jones) take over the ship at the Captain's birthday party so they can steal the nuclear warheads, Ryback breaks out of the kitchen freezer where Krill imprisoned him, and proceeds to start killing the mercenries. With the help of Jordan Tate (Erika Eleniak), who is the girl that pops out of the birthday cake, Ryback goes on a mission to stop Strannix.|
- Doumer is one of Strannix' mercenaries, who at one point deploys the welding crews, but other than that is just a hired gun. Jordan Tate shoots Doumer in the back when he levels his gun at Ryback.
|The Snapper (1993) (TV) - Starring as Dessie Curley|
| This is Stephen Frears' adaptation of the second book in Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy. Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of the town. |
- Dessie Curley is Sharon's father. He supportive, but begins to chafe at the derisive gossip aimed at his family and his daughter. This leads to a confrontation between the two.
|War of the Buttons (1994) - Starring as Geronimo's Dad|
| The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, throwing stones and cutting off their opponents buttons etc. And sometimes they go to battle completely naked and exposed. In one such scene about 30 boys return from a battle to celebrate victory at a barn-house only to find some girls waiting for them and they get very embarrassed at losing their privacy.|
|The Road to Wellville (1994) - Starring as Doctor Lionel Badger|
| Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (Anthony Hopkins) runs a stylish health farm for the wealthy in Welville, based on extreme vegetarianism, and sensual stimulation. Eleanor Lightbody (Bridget Fonda) drags her sickly, incredulous husband Will (Matthew Broderick) along to the therapy. Kellogs stubbornly willful adopted son George (Dana Carvey) is a filthy embarrassment and Charles Ossining (John Cusack) panics when arriving at Welville when he finds his aunt's fortune made him partner in an empty shell- health food company, but they hope to get rich from their own cornflakes brand anyway.|
- Dr. Lionel Badger is a famous vegetarian fanatic who has written a paper on sexual gratification and Dr. Kellogg loathes him for it.