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SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR FILM APPEARANCES

FREEDOM FORCE (2013) - Nicole

Animation. Original title: The Illusionauts. Release date 15 November 2013. With Christopher Lloyd. The President of France and his Minister of Cultural Affairs try to change history. A group of kids with special powers (one of whom is Nicole) and their dog are sent back in time on a mission to restore the timeline.
OFFICIAL SITE

The FREEDOM FORCE Page

POSSESSION (2010) - Jessica Shelburn

Based on a 2002 South Korean film, Jungdok. Jessica's husband and brother-in-law switch bodies after a car accident. Directed by Simon Sandquist and Joel Bergvall. Co-starring Lee Pace and Michael Landes.

Paul Jarrett (the psychiatrist) was Mr. Fleming in THE GRUDGE 2.

POSSESSION & JUNGDOK PAGE

VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE (2009) - Veronika Deklava

Gellar replaced Kate Bosworth in this. Directed by Emily Young. Co-starring Jonathan Tucker and David Thewlis (Remus Lupin in Harry Potter films).

Veronika attempts suicide, then wakes up in mental hospital to learn that she has five days to live.

VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE Page

SUBURBAN GIRL (2007) - Brett Eisenberg

Brett is assistant editor for a New York publishing company, who is not doing all that well until she meets and gets involved with prominent New York writer Archie Knox, an alcoholic, diabetic, charming raconteur. Co-stars Alec Baldwin. Released in Germany as "Upper East Side Love".

The SUBURBAN GIRL Page (Clip, Photo Gallery, Review)

THE AIR I BREATHE (2007) - Sorrow

With Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser, and Forest Whitaker. Director: Bob DeRosa.

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. In a series of interrelated vignettes, a businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss; and a doctor must save the love of his life.

Clark Gregg (Henry) was Ken O'Donnell
in A WOMAN NAMED JACKIE.

The AIR I BREATHE Page (Clips, Interview, Photo Gallery)

TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (2007)
voice of April O'Neil

Premise: 3000 years ago, an imaginative warlord discovered that every 3000 years a "constellation" aligns in just the right way to enable the opening of a portal to another "world". Probably he would have been an Assyrian, as they were the only conqueror types around in those days. Having read something in his ancient Babylonian history about this portal conveying a bunch of power on whoever opens it, he did so. As a result, his army (of 3001) was turned to stone, and 13 "monsters" came through the portal to earth. He was made immortal.

The film is visually stunning with a great soundtrack. Kevin Smith (Dinner Cook) was Simon Theory in "Southland Tales".
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

The TMNT Page - Clip, Photo Gallery

HAPPILY NEVER AFTER (2006)
voice of Ella

Mean stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) tries to change the ending of Cinderella. Meanwhile, Ella (of the Cinders) is learning self-sufficiency, and questioning her "happy ending". Ella ends up marrying the dishwasher (Freddie Prinze Jr.) George Carlin was the voice of the Wizard. Wallace Shawn (Munk) was also Baron von Westphalen in "Southland Tales".
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

CLIPS and PHOTO GALLERY

THE RETURN (2006) - Joanna Mills

A traveling business woman begins to have nightmares about a murder that occurred 15 years previously. She returns to her hometown in Texas where her father (Sam Shepard) still lives. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

With Peter O'Brien and Adam Scott. Director: Adam Sussman. Adam Scott (Kurt) co-starred with Gellar in the HBO pilot THE WONDERFUL MALADYS

THE RETURN Page

THE GRUDGE 2 (2006) - Karen Davis

The Grudge with Catholic schoolgirls. In Tokyo, a young woman (Tamblyn) is exposed to the same curse that afflicted her sister (Gellar) in the first film. Kayako, the ghost from the first film, is still holding her grudge. She really doesn't want anyone coming to her house. When three schoolgirls do that, she follows one of them all the way to Chicago. Jennifer Beals, Arielle Kebbel, and Amber Tamblyn co-star. Directed by Takashi Shimizu.

Amber Tamblyn (Aubrey) was Janice for one episode of BTVS (All the Way).
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

CLIP AND PHOTO GALLERY

SOUTHLAND TALES (2006)
Krysta Lynn Kapowski/Krysta Now

Alternate reality as created by a time-shifted actor (Dwayne Johnson), and a time-shifted Iraq vet (Sean William Scott). Set in Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Gellar portrays Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project.

The DVD is a shortened version of what was shown at Cannes. Perhaps someday the original cut will be issued. Dwayne Johnson, Justin Timberlake, Cheri Oteri, Mandy Moore, and John Lovitz. Directed by Richard Kelly.
The SOUTHLAND TALES Page

THE GRUDGE (2004) - Karen Davis

Takashi Shimizu directed this remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-on. With Jason Behr, Ted Raimi, and William Mapother. An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a supernatural curse that seems to induce suicide. For some reason this film is shot largely in hallways and stairwells.

Jason Behr (Doug) was Billy Fordham in BTVS. Clea DuVall (Jennifer) was Marcie Ross in BTVS. Yuya Ozeki, Takako Fuji, and Takashi Matsuyama, who play the Saeki family in this film, all appeared in Ju-on as well (in the same roles). The Director's Cut is really much better than the theatrical release and has some 15 extended scenes that contribute greatly to character development and suspense. Written by Stephen Susco.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

THE GRUDGE Page with REVIEW OF THE ORIGINAL JU-ON

NIGHT WATCH: NOCHNOY DOZOR (2004)
- Buffy Anne Summers (archive footage)

Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina, and Galina Tjunina. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. This film broke all box-office records in Russia. In the International version of the film Yegor (Dimitriy Martynoy) is seen watching BTVS (Buffy vs. Dracula).
The NIGHT WATCH Page

SCOOBY DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED (2004)
- Daphne Blake

Mystery, Inc. attend the opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology as Guests of Honor, and it is promptly attacked by many of the villains the group has previously vanquished.
with Freddie Prinze Jr., Peter Boyle, Seth Green, Alicia Silverstone, and Linda Cardellini
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SCOOBY-DOO (2002) - Daphne Blake

After an angry break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange happenings. While there, they sort out their problems and reunite. Matthew Lillard was Brock Hudson in SHE'S ALL THAT.

With Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini. Directed by James Gunn.
DAPHNE BLAKE/SCOOBY DOO Page

HARVARD MAN (2001) - Cindy Bandolini

A semi-autobiographical account of director James Torback's experiences at Harvard in the 60's. Cindy is the daughter of a mob boss. Her main boyfriend is a star basketball player at Harvard. Figure out the plot from there. I'm not sure if this film is supposed to be funny or serious. Co-stars Adrian Grenier, and Eric Stoltz.

Eric Stoltz replaced Matthew Broderick in the 1986 stage production of "The Widow Claire" in which Gellar played Molly.
The HARVARD MAN Page

CRUEL INTENTIONS (1999) - Kathryn Merteuil

Psycho Stepsister  - The Kathryn Merteuil Fanlisting Kathryn bets sex against a Jaguar that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to have sex with Annette. Modern version of Dangerous Liaisons.

Christine Baranski, Tara Reid, Sean Patrick Thomas, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe. Directed by Roger Kumble. Jim Jenkins (Mr. Caldwell) played a priest in BTVS (Lover's Walk).
The CRUEL INTENTIONS Page

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE (1999)
- Amanda Shelton

Director: Mark Tarlov. With Sean Patrick Flanery and Patricia Clarkson. A department store executive (Flanery) tries to resist falling in love with a young woman (Gellar). The fates are against him, though, in the form of a talking crab, and a supernatural cabbie. The scene where the couple floats above the floor while dancing is reminiscent of a similar scene with Tara and Willow in BTVS.

Patricia Clarkson (Lois McNally) is great in this. Margaret Sophie Stein (Mrs. Meuller) was Corvina Lang on All My Children.
CLIP, RECIPE, AND PHOTO GALLERY

SHE'S ALL THAT (1999) (uncredited)
- Girl in Cafeteria

This is supposed to be a modern version of Pygmalion, and were George Bernard Shaw alive to see it, I doubt he would recognize anything but the bare premise of his play. Eliza, instead of being an illiterate but charming cockney, is mousy, bespectacled, and bookish Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook). Instead of educating the girl, our hero's design is to turn her into a prom queen.

Starring Freddie Prinze Jr. Matthew Lillard (Brock Hudson) was Shaggy in SCOOBY-DOO. Clea DuVall (Misty) was Jennifer in THE GRUDGE, and Marcie Ross in the BTVS episode "Out of Sight, Out of Mind".

The SHE'S ALL THAT Page

SMALL SOLDIERS (1998) - voice of Gwendy Doll

With Robert Picardo. Toys gain a kind of intelligence after advanced military technology is used in their manufacture. This film could be viewed as a comment on the stupidity of warfare by an intelligent audience. One scene has a human character literally mowing down the apparently sentient commandos with a riding mower. Commando Elite voices by the original cast members of "The Dirty Dozen" Voices of the Gorgonites by members of SPINAL TAP. Christina Ricci also did some Gwendy Doll voices. Cheri Oteri (Zora Charmichaels in Southland Tales) is the Globotech Telephone Operator.
CLIP AND PHOTO GALLERY

SCREAM 2 (1997) - Casey "Cici" Cooper

A really funny spoof of the genre. Selma Blair, Cici's friend on the phone, was Cyane in one episode of Xena in 2000. One of the dancers, Sarah Christine Smith, was also a dancer in SOUTHLAND TALES. Wes Craven has a cameo as a doctor.

Director Wes Craven. With David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Laurie Metcalf, and Portia de Rossi.
The SCREAM 2 Page - clip, photo gallery, and interview

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997)
- Helen Shivers

Written by Lois Duncan. Helen and the gang are in danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea. The film had an alternate ending that was used as a teaser trailer for the sequel. It won the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film of 1997. Patti D'Arbanville is Mrs. Shivers (uncredited). D'Arbanville got her start with Andy Warhol's "Flesh" in 1968.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Anne Heche. Director: Jim Gillespie.

MORE ON IKWYDLS - Clip, Photo Gallery

HIGH STAKES - (1989)
(as Sarah Gellar) - Karen Rose

Sally Kirkland and Kathy Bates. Directed by Amos Kollek.

A New York hooker (Kirlkand) tries to keep her daughter (Gellar) away from the clutches of the Mob. They are befriended by a yuppie stockbroker, who then finds himself a great deal more committed to helping them than he originally intended. A very good film. Were cars really that big in 1989? Great soundtrack.
CLIPS, CAST AND PHOTO GALLERY

FUNNY FARM (1988) - Elizabeth's student (uncredited)

Apparently the scenes of Elizabeth with her students have been entirely deleted and are not included in the DVD. Green Acres on the wide screen. Chevy Chase is funnier than Eddie Albert, though, and Madolyn Smith is a step up from Gabor.

With Alice Drummond and Jack Gilpin. Nicholas Wyman (Dirk Criterion) was Grant Booth in Swans Crossing.

CROSSROADS (1986) - (uncredited)

Should have been called Mystic Jazz. With Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz. A music student in New York breaks his jazz hero out of jail and heads for Mississippi. Some great guitar work by Steve Vai and Ry Cooder. Harry Carey Jr. (bartender) was Mutino in CROSSBOW.

PHOTO GALLERY AND EXPLANATION

OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE (1984) (uncredited)
- Uncle Phil's daughter

Elliott Gould fights tradition and his own indecisiveness to win Margaux Hemingway. There are two memorable scenes in this film. First, Carol Kane attempting to seduce Elliot Gould, and second, Gould's highly emotional confrontation with his Uncle Benjamin (Sid Caesar). Sid Caesar is the best part of this film.

Sid Caesar, Carol Kane, Elliott Gould, Margaux Hemingway, Shelley Winters. Menahem Golan directed.
CAST, CLIP & PHOTO GALLERY