Quaid plays Arnie Metzger, a lawyer that represents
the Ayala family after husband Carlos (Steven Bauer)
is arrested by Drug Enforcement Agents.
Quaid has built quite a
career in Hollywood. Working since he was a young
man, Quaid put together a number of enjoyable performances
in underachieving movies. It was his performance
as Jerry Lee Lewis in GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! that
made people finally realize how good of actor he
truly was. He also received praise for his portrayal
of Doc Holliday in Kevin Costner's WYATT EARP.
In the mid-nineties, after
starring in a string of largely forgettable movies,
Quaid began his quiet comeback with SWITCHBACK.
The film itself was was not considered a success,
but Quaid's performance got many critics talking.
He then followed with the incredible SAVIOR, a film
that was highly praised, but barely seen (if you
haven't seen this film, RENT IT NOW!). Since then,
Quaid has been putting in well regarded performances
in the remake of THE PARENT TRAP (this film actually
got great reviews, largely due to Quaid's performance),
PLAYING BY HEART, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY and FREQUENCY.
In addition to TRAFFIC,
Quaid will soon be seen in THE ROOKIE, the true
story of a high school baseball coach who tries
out for the Major Leagues after making a bet with
THE RIGHT STUFF
THE BIG EASY
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!
THE PARENT TRAP
PLAYING BY HEART
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
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