Martin Bohm is a widower and single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son Jake. But when Martin discovers that Jake can predict events before they happen, everything changes. Touch is available on DVD on October 16th.
KIEFER SUTHERLAND’S GREATEST HITS
Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland’s acting career began – with a much-shortened name – at the age of 17 with a small part in a movie that starred his father, Donald, Max Dugan Returns. Sutherland has been a mainstay in TV and movies ever since. Take a look at his biggest successes:
Stand by Me (1986)
In the small, but pivotal role of Ace Merrill, town bully, Kiefer stands out as a menacing foil to the band of best friends, searching for a dead body. This feel-good movie directed by Rob Reiner launched several other careers including Wil Wheaton and Jerry O’Connell.
The Lost Boys (1987)
After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that they are sharing their new neighborhood with a gang of vampires. In one of his most infamous parts, Sutherland puts the Twilight vampires to shame, though he may never live down being killed by the two Coreys.
Young Guns (1988) and Young Guns II (1990)
Although this movie’s star is Emilio Esteves as Billy the Kid, Sutherland is the standout as Doc Holliday in both films. Not an easy feat among ensembles that include Charlie Sheen, Christian Slater, Loud Diamond Phillips, Demort Mulroney and more.
Alongside Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon, Sutherland stars as a medical student determined to study the afterlife by killing himself for minutes at a time and then reviving himself. This dark project also saw Sutherland reunited with director Joel Scumacher, who directed The Lost Boys and would go onto directing him in three more films.
A Few Good Men (1992)
Again paired with Stand by Me director, Reiner, Sutherland stars as a serious-as-they-come Marine in the middle of a murder trial scandal. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the film was nominated for four Oscars® and four Golden Globes® as well as several other honors.
A Time to Kill (1996)
This remains Sutherland’s only other project with his father to date. His performance as a dangerous white supremacist is so convincing, it’s hard not to hate Sutherland himself – a testimony to how great he is in this role. Oddly enough, the film’s lead, Matthew McCaunaughey was originally cast in the part but asked for a switch.
“24” (2001 – 2010)
In the role that would launch 1000 memes, Sutherland earned almost annual Emmy and Golden Globe nominations as well as one Golden Globe trophy. And while he will most certainly go onto more acclaim, it will not be easy to ever forget him as the heroic Jack Bauer.
Phone Booth (2002)
Oddly enough, while this remains one of Sutherland’s most memorable roles, his voice was only added into the movie as the chilling “caller” in post-production when he came on to replace an actor who had to drop out o the project. In fact, Sutherland only appears on screen in the movie for a total of three minutes.
In this gripping series, Sutherland star as Martin Bohm, a widower and single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son, Jake. But when Martin discovers that Jake can predict events before they happen, everything changes.
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