|Bird 1988 R, 161 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright, Keith David, Michael McGuire, James Handy, Sam Robards, Bill Cobbs, Arlen Dean Snyder, Damon Whitaker, Morgan Nagler, Penelope Windust, Glenn Wright, George Orrison
Clint Eastwood directed this classy, but bittersweet, musical about jazz saxophone superman Charlie "Bird" Parker's (Forest Whitaker) troubled personal and professional life, which ended in his untimely death from the chronic effects of drug abuse. Although Charlie's wife Chan (Diane Venora) supports him and refuses to place Charlie in a mental institution, she cannot rescue him from his ultimate demise. The film won an Oscar for Best Sound Recording.
|Heartbreak Ridge 1986 R, 126 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Comedy
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Bo Svenson, Mario Van Peebles, Moses Gunn, Eileen Heckart, Arlen Dean Snyder, Boyd Gaines, Rodney Hill, Vincent Inzarry, Ramon Franco, Peter Koch, Tom Villard, Mike Gomez
Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway (Clint Eastwood) lacks respect for his seniors and is ending his career in the Marine Corps. He is transferred back to his old unit, and, under his teachings, turns his young unit into "a few good Men." Meanwhile, Highway works to win back the love of his ex-wife Aggie (Marsha Mason) from whom he has spent many years away from while serving in the Marine Corps.
|Kansas 1988 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: David Stevens
Cast: Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy, Leslie Hope, Kyra Sedgwick, Brent Jennings, Brynn Thayer, Alan Toy, Andy Romano, Harry Northup, Arlen Dean Snyder, Clint Allen, Jim Lovelett, T. Max Graham, Louis Giambalvo, Craig Benton
While riding on a freight train, teenager Doyle Kennedy (Matt Dillon) encounters teenage drifter Wade Corey (Andrew McCarthy) and charms him into returning to his town in Kansas. Soon after, they perform a bank robbery but are separated, and Wade hides the loot. While hiding out, Wade rescues the governor's (Harry Northup) young daughter and becomes a celebrity hero. He then finds work on a farm and falls in love with Lori (Leslie Hope). But even though he is enjoying his new life, Wade worries that Doyle will come looking for him–and the money.
|Mommy 2: Mommy's Day 1997 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Max Allan Collins
Cast: Patty McCormack, Paul Peterson, Mickey Spillane, Rachel Lemieux, Gary Sandy, Brinke Stevens, Arlen Dean Snyder, Michael Cornelison, Scott Casber, Todd Eastland
Mommy (Patty McCormack) is back at it again as she continues to protect her daughter in the direct-to-video sequel to "Mommy," who is the grown up "bad seed." There is some comic relief in this version as Mommy "takes care" of those who cross her.
|No Man's Land 1987 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Peter Werner
Cast: Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney, Randy Quaid, Lara Harris, Bill Duke, Arlen Dean Snyder, M. Emmet Walsh, R.D. Call, Al Shannon, Bernie Pock, Kenny Endoso, James F. Kelly
Cars are being stolen in L.A., and a young cop (D.B. Sweeney) is hot on the thieves' trail in spite of personal problems with a senior policeman (Randy Quaid). Charlie Sheen does a good job portraying the leader of the bad guys.
|Yanks 1979 R, 141 min.|
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Chick Vennera, Rachel Roberts, John Ratzenberger, Joan Hickson, Arlen Dean Snyder, Annie Ross, Derek Thompson, Martin Smith, Philip Whileman, Simon Harrison, Tony Melody
American soldiers–Matt (Richard Gere) and John (WIlliam Devane), –go to England during World War II and are met with varied reactions from British citizens. This film highlights stories of three American GIs as they meet and fall in love with local women.
|1. Bird (1988)|
2. Deadly Force (1983)
3. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
4. Kansas (1988)
5. Mommy 2: Mommy's Day (1997)
6. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
7. No Man's Land (1987)
8. Yanks (1979)
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