|Fear of Fiction 2000 N/R, 99 min.|
Director: Charlie Ahearn
Cast: Melissa Leo, Sam Trammell, David Wheir, Stephen Pearlman, Penn Jillette, Jay Devlin, Irma St. Paule, Linda Larkin, Anney Giobbe, Clark Johnson, Talmadge Lowe, Lee Bryant, Augusta Dabney, Reno, Patrick Brinker
Sigrid (Melissa Leo), who is trying to be a writer, links up with Red (Sam Trammell) to share a ride on a trip across Canada. Both, it turns out, have twin siblings, though Sigrid's sister had been killed in an accident. As the trip proceeds, the twin theme continues to come up as they visit Sigrid's old family cottage and run across Red's brother more than once.
|Fire Sale 1977 PG, 88 min.|
Director: Alan Arkin
Cast: Alan Arkin, Rob Reiner, Vincent Gardenia, Anjanette Comer, Kay Medford, Sid Caesar, Barbara Dana, Alex Rocco, Richard Libertini, William Prince, Sally Mar, Marvin Worth, Augusta Dabney, Oliver Clark, Viola Harris
The Fikus family owns a retail business and has opted for the crime of arson to collect insurance money on their store.
|The Heartbreak Kid 1972 PG, 104 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Elaine May
Cast: Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, Cybill Shepherd, Eddie Albert, Audra Lindley, William Prince, Art Metrano, Augusta Dabney, Doris Roberts, Mitchell Jason, Marilyn Putnam, Jack Hausman, Erik Lee Preminger, Tim Browne, Jean Scoppa
Some marriages are not made in Heaven! Even before Lenny (Charles Grodin) and Lila (Jeannie Berlin) reach their honeymoon destination of Miami Beach, Lila's whining has caused the marriage to disintegrate. At the hotel, Lenny finds Kelly (Cybill Shepherd), and a new romance blossoms.
|The Portrait 1993 TV, 89 min.|
Director: Arthur Penn
Cast: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Cecilia Peck, Paul McCrane, Donna Mitchell, Mitchell Laurance, William Prince, Augusta Dabney, John Murphy, John Bennes
Margaret (Cecilia Peck-Gregory's real-life daughter) returns home after a long absence to finish a portrait of her parents (Peck and Bacall). But things are not the way they used to be in her childhood, such as the house being sold and her father showing the effects of aging.
|Running on Empty 1988 PG-13, 116 min.|
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Christine Lahti, River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Arby, Martha Plimpton, Ed Crowley, Steven Hill, David Margulies, Augusta Dabney, Lynne Thigpen
Danny Pope (River Phoenix) has been accepted to the Julliard School of Music. There is one major problem: his parents. It seems that 20 years before, they made an extreme political statement when they bombed a defense research installation. Ever since, they have been running from the FBI, and now the family may have to break up in order for the son to accomplish his dreams. River Phoenix was nominated for an Oscar (Supporting Actor).
|1. Fear of Fiction (2000)|
2. Fire Sale (1977)
3. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
4. The Portrait (1993)
5. Running on Empty (1988)
6. Violets Are Blue (1986)
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