Barbara Roche

Barbara Roche

Producer, screenwriter and publisher in Chicago, Illinois

About Barbara

Writer, producer, casting director, Barbara L Roche is representing a select group of indie film projects that are currently in development.


Name: Barbara Roche

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois

Occupation: Producer, Screenwriter, Publisher and Casting Director

Projects

  • Gladiator

    Gladiator (2000)
    Film (Action and Drama) Casting department Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. Written by Chris "Morphy" Terry

  • My Life

    My Life (1993)
    Film (Drama) Casting department Life is going well for Bob Jones: great job, beautiful loving wife and a baby on the way. Then he finds out that he has kidney cancer that will leave him dead within months. He sets out to videotape his life's acquired wisdom for his child, and ends up on a voyage of self-discovery and reconciliation. Written by Reid Gagle

  • Mad Dog and Glory

    Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
    Film (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Romance) Casting department Wayne Dobie is a shy police photographer who saves the life of crime boss Frank Milo. Greatful, Milo insists on being Wayne's friend, offering him the companionship of "Glory", one of his employees. Wayne is thus in a difficult situation: he can't be seen to be fraternising with criminals, and he's unsure about how to deal with Glory. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day (1993)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy and Romance) Casting department A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it's Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. Written by Rob Hartill

  • Candyman

    Candyman (1992)
    Film (Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Casting department Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror. Of course, Helen doesn't believe all this stuff, but the people of the area are really afraid. When she ignores their warnings and begins her investigation in the places that he is rumored to appear, a series of horrible murders begins. Could the legend be true? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

  • Mo' Money

    Mo' Money (1992)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance and 1 More) Casting department Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of criminals... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

  • Prelude to a Kiss

    Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy and Romance) Casting department A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

  • Folks!

    Folks! (1992)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Casting department Jon has it all, great job, beautiful wife and kids, and a dream house. But when his father, who is a little senile, burns his house trailer down while his mother is in the hospital, Jon brings his parents to live with him. Soon his wife goes home to mother, he's fired for suspicion of insider trading, his sister and her unruly kids get booted out by her boyfriend, and moves in, he's about to be evicted, and his assets are frozen. How could things get any worse? Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

  • The Babe

    The Babe (1992)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Sport) Casting department Traces the career of Babe Ruth from his days as a youngster in an orphanage to his last days as a manager. Includes such moments as the famous predicted home run and the promise to little Johnny. Written by Anonymous

  • Curly Sue

    Curly Sue (1991)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Family and Romance) Casting department Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiance, insist on putting the two up for the night. As they get to know each other, Bill becomes convinced that this is where Curly Sue belongs - in a home, cared for by someone that can give her the advantages that his homeless, nomadic existence lacks. He plans to leave the young girl in the care of Grey and take off.... but Curly Sue has other ideas! Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

  • V.I. Warshawski

    V.I. Warshawski (1991)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime and Mystery) Casting department Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's daughter, Kat, and together they set out to crack the case. Written by Rob Hartill

  • Dutch

    Dutch (1991)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Casting department Working-class good guy Dutch Dooley is the current boyfriend of a wealthy, snobbish tycoon's ex-wife. Volunteering to drive the woman's son home for Thanksgiving to Chicago from his boarding school in Georgia, little does Dutch expect the picaresque adventures in store for him. When a blunt, down-to-earth construction worker takes to the road with an insufferable twelve-year-old snob (desperately insecure under the surface) who does not approve of him in the least, quite a little must happen before they can reach their destination as friends -- or, for that matter, get home at all. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

  • Eyes of an Angel

    Eyes of an Angel (1991)
    Film (Drama) Casting department John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a courier for, father and daughter leave the dog and flee cross-country to Los Angeles with both canine and mobsters in pursuit. Written by Rodney Esperanza <esperanz@pacbell.com>

  • Gabriel's Fire

    Gabriel's Fire (1990 - 1991)
    Television (Drama and Thriller) Casting department A cop who's been sent to prison for killing his partner is freed by a lawyer who hires him as a private investigator.

  • Backdraft

    Backdraft (1991)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Casting department A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

  • Only the Lonely

    Only the Lonely (1991)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Casting department Danny, a cop, meets and falls in love with Theresa. They get engaged, despite sneaking around behind his mother's back, but when push comes to shove, he can't quite quit worrying about his mother long enough to be any kind of lover to Theresa. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone (1990)
    Film (Comedy and Family) Casting department It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. Written by John Wiggins

  • Opportunity Knocks

    Opportunity Knocks (1990)
    Film (Comedy) Casting department Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter supposed to watch the house for the absent owner won't be able to watch the house due to a new job in another part of the country. This provides for a pretty nifty arrangement for Eddie and Lou...until the relatives of the house owner drop by to visit. Eddie quickly adopts the guise of the person supposedly housesitting for the owner, and the shenanigans start from there. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

  • Men Don't Leave

    Men Don't Leave (1990)
    Film (Drama) Casting department A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all that comes with the city life. Written by MasoK <grok@tri-lakes.net>

  • Music Box

    Music Box (1989)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Casting department Hungarian immigrant Mike Laszlo has done well for himself since arriving in the USA over 40 years ago after WWII's end. He is particularly proud of his daughter, Ann, a successful lawyer. Following the release of some secret WWII records by the Russians, Mike finds himself accused of being a notorious war criminal. He's convinced it's a Communist plot to discredit him and insists that Ann defend him in court. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

  • Thirtysomething

    Thirtysomething (1988 - 1989)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Casting department Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst. Michael runs an ad agency with his friend Elliot, whose marriage to Nancy is beginning to show the cracks of age, as is the friendship between Hope and her best friend Ellyn. Michael's best friend, Gary, on the other hand, is trying to get on with his womanising life, and get over the mutually-destructive affair he had with Michael's cousin, Melissa. It all sounds like just another soap, but is given a unique atmosphere by the production team (the Bedford Falls company, also responsible for 'My So Called Life') whose intelligent scripts, believable characters and frequent dips into the slightly surreal world of the character's minds places the series as one of the highlights of the late 1980s. Written by Spiral Lobster <discordia@tanagra.demon.co.uk>

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play (1988)
    Film (Fantasy and Horror) Casting department When Charles Lee Ray needs to get quick escape from cop Mike Norris, he takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll Chucky. Little does he know a little boy by the name of Andy Barclay will be the new owner of him soon-to-come. Charles confides in Andy while he commits numerous murders. Once the adults accept Andy's story as truth, it's too late. Written by Kris Hopson <kris.hopson@hotmail.com>

  • Things Change

    Things Change (1988)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Casting department Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe. Jerry's bragging to his friends of his important charge, as well as Gino's dignified, quiet demeanor, soon result in much complication for them both. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

  • Midnight Run

    Midnight Run (1988)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Casting department Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Charles Grodin). The FBI have had no success in locating The Duke, so when Jack finds him in next to no time, they are a little embarrassed. In order to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack must take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles. However, the Mafia and the FBI have other ideas, as does Marvin Dorfler (John Ashton), a rival bounty hunter. On their long cross-country trip to LA, the two get to know each other and they build up a strange friendship. Written by Rob Hartill

  • Red Heat

    Red Heat (1988)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Casting department Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Georgian drug dealer who has escaped to the United States and is awaiting extradition in Chicago. Jim Belushi plays his temporary partner on the Chicago police. When the drug dealer escapes, the two police must overcome their differences in order to recapture him. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • Poltergeist III

    Poltergeist III (1988)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Casting department Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally achieve his target and capture Carol Anne again, or will Tangina be able, yet again, to thwart him? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

  • She's Having a Baby

    She's Having a Baby (1988)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Casting department Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

  • Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery

    Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (1987)
    TV Movie (Mystery and Thriller) Casting department Frank Dowling is a priest who's views on religion are somewhat liberated and also has a penchant for solving mysteries. He now has to solve the mystery of a young man who's obsessed with finding his natural parents. When he steps out on the ledge of a building, threatening to jump unless he's told who his parents are, Father Dowling is called to try and talk him down but unfortunately he jumps and Father Dowling feeling responsible looks into it. And he learns that he may have been murdered, but he still has to find out how, why, and who. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

  • Jack and Mike

    Jack and Mike (1986 - 1987)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Casting department The stories revolve around Jackie, a newspaper columnist for a Chicago newspaper, and Mike, a restaurant owner, live a fast paced life and their careers often interfere in their plans. Carol is the head waitress at one of Mike's restaurants; Nora is the editor and Anthony a reporter at the newspaper; and Rick is an attorney who appeared occasionally. Written by J.E. McKillop <jcmkillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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