|Bone Daddy 1998 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Mario Azzopardi
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Barbara Williams, R.H. Thomson, Joseph Kell, Robin Gammell, Blu Mankuma, Mimi Kuzyk, Wayne Best, Daniel Kash, Peter Keleghan, Kirsten Bishop, Dean McDermott, Kyra Azzopardi, Marc Donato, Michael Caruana
Ex-Medical Examiner William Palmer (Rutger Hauer) writes a fictional book based on one of his cases. The book brings the subject–"Bone Daddy"–out of retirement, and his first victim is Palmer's agent. After kidnapping the agent, Bone Daddy cuts out a bone and sends it to Palmer, which was his modus operandi when Palmer was Medical Examiner. Palmer decides he must hunt down the sadistic criminal.
|Inventing the Abbotts 1997 R, 120 min.|
Director: Pat O'Connor
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup, Will Patton, Kathy Baker, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sutton, Liv Tyler, Joanna Going, Barbara Williams, Alessandro Nivola
The three wealthy Abbott sisters–Alice (Joanna Going), Pam (Liv Tyler), and Eleanor (Jennifer Connelly)–are pursued by the less-influential Holt brothers (Joaquin Phoenix and Billy Crudup) in this story set in 1950s Illinois.
|Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 R, 97 min.|
Director: Richard Pryor
Cast: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Paula Kelly, Billy Eckstine, J.J. Barry, Barbara Williams, Wings Hauser, Virginia Capers, Art Evans, Dennis Farina
This is a pretty good movie about a famous entertainer (Richard Prior) who, because of crisis in his life, must take a second look at what he has considered important.
|Manhood 2003 R, 82 min.|
Director: Bobby Roth
Cast: Nestor Carbonell, John Ritter, Janeane Garofalo, Bonnie Bedelia, Nick Roth, Lauren Tom, Barbara Williams, Barry Newman, Andrew J. Ferchland, Skyler Shaye, Sybil Temchen, Carole Davis
Reformed womanizer Jack (Nestor Carbonell) tries to put his life back together–starting with connecting to his son and nephew. This is a boring, dark drama of a dysfunctional family. Sundance Film Festival material was billed as a dark comedy, but the comedy is hard to find.
|Thief of Hearts 1984 R, 100 min.|
Director: Douglas Day Stewart
Cast: Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, John Getz, David Caruso, Christine Ebersole, George Wendt, Alan North, Romy Windsor, Joe Nesnow, Gordon Pulliam
While Mickey and Ray (Barbara Williams and John Getz) are celebrating their anniversary in San Francisco, sophisticated thief Scott (Steven Bauer) is robbing their house. He finds her revealing diary, which prompts him to try to start an affair with her.
|Tiger Warsaw 1988 R, 92 min.|
Director: Amin Q. Chaudhri
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Piper Laurie, Lee Richardson, Mary McDonnell, Barbara Williams, Bobby DiCicco, Kaye Ballard, Jenny Chrisinger, James Patrick Gillis, Michelle Claven
Tiger Warsaw (Patrick Swayze) brought shame and sorrow to his family when he shot his father and now must live with himself and his unforgiving relatives. Pretty weak stuff.
|Watchers 1988 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Jon Hess
Cast: Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Barbara Williams, Blu Mankuma, Jason Priestley, Duncan Fraser, Dale Wilson, Lala Sloatman, Colleen Winton, Frank C. Turner, Christopher Cary, Graeme Campbell, Dan O'Dowd, Lou Bollo, Phillip Wong
In this adaptation of Dean R. Koontz's novel, Travis Cornell (Corey Haim) takes in a stray dog and unwittingly places himself in danger because the dog wears a device through which the evil monster Oxcom (Phillip Wong) can always locate the dog–and Travis.
|1. Bone Daddy (1998)|
2. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
3. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
4. Manhood (2003)
5. Peter Gunn (1989)
6. Thief of Hearts (1984)
7. Tiger Warsaw (1988)
8. Watchers (1988)
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