|25th Hour 2002 R, 134 min.|
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Tony Siragusa, Levani Outchaneichvili, Misha Kuznetsov, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Tony Devon, Michael Genet, Patrice O'Neal, Al Palagonia, Aaron Stanford
While drug dealer Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) faces a seven year jail term, he spends his last 24 hours of freedom making peace with friends and relatives.
|3: The Dale Earnhardt Story 2004 TV, 92 min.|
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Cast: Barry Pepper, Elizabeth Mitchell, Andrea Powell, J.K. Simmons, Craig S. Harper, Sean Bridgers, Greg Thompson, David Sherrill, David Wilson, Teresa Delgado, Joe Chrest, Michael Flippo, Ron Prather, Chad McCumbee, Marshal McGee
This biography of NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt (Barry Pepper) follows Dale from his childhood through his rise in racing, to becoming the most well-known racer in the U.S., to his death in the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Made for ESPN TV.
|61* 2001 TV, 130 min.|
Director: Billy Crystal
Cast: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Bruce McGill, Seymour Cassel, Bob Gunton, Donald Moffat, Jennifer Crystal, Joe Grifasi, Paul Borghese, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur, Chris Bauer, Michael Nouri, Robert Joy
This is the story of the "M & M Boys," Roger Maris (Barry Pepper) and Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane), as each goes for the baseball home run record–61 homers–in 1961. Mantle, the flashy, outspoken heir to Joe DiMaggio and Maris, the quiet family man, hit it off as roommates while they vie for the record. Whether you're a Yankee fan or hater, you should enjoy this good made-for-HBO sports story, though there are a few slow moments.
|Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 2000 PG-13, 117 min.|
aka: Battlefield Earth
Director: Roger Christian
Cast: John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsenti, Richard Tyson, Marie-Josee Croze, Kelly Preston, Michael Byrne, Sean Hewitt, Christian Tessier, Silvain Landry, Christopher Freeman, Tim Post, Michel Perron
Set in the year 3000, L. Ron Hubbard's (the founder of Scientology) story is about manipulative aliens, led by Teri (John Travolta), who have rounded up humans to mine Earth. When Jonnie Goodboy Tyler (Barry Pepper) is captured and sent to the mines, he determines to beat the aliens at their own game.
|Enemy of the State 1998 R, 128 min.|
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Stuart Wilson, Loren Dean, Jake Busey, Barry Pepper, Jason Robards, Laura Cayouette, Ian Hart, Scott Caan, Jason Lee, Jack Black
Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Dean (Will Smith) becomes caught up in an attempt by Congressman Phillip Hammersley (Jason Robards) to protect the privacy of citizens when a friend drops a tape–showing National Security Agency agent Reynolds (Jon Voight) faking the congressman's suicide–in Dean's briefcase. Then, Reynolds attacks ex-NSA agent Edward Lyle (Gene Hackman) who reluctantly joins forces with Dean.
|Firestorm 1998 R, 85 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Dean Semler
Cast: Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis, Christianne Hirt, Garwin Sanford, Sebastian Spence, Michael Greyeyes, Vladimir Kulich, Tom McBeath, Benjamin Ratner, Jonathon Young, Chilton Crane, Robyn Driscoll, Barry Pepper
A roaring forest fire threatens to annihilate all in its path. Enter the smoke jumpers (specially trained firefighters who parachute into the middle of the holocaust) and everyone is saved. The special effects are spectacular.
|Flags of Our Fathers 2006 R, 132 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, Jamie Bell, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Walker, Neal McDonough, Ned Eisenberg, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Robert Patrick, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas McCarthy, Judith Ivey
This story, which is built around the battle of Iwo Jima, cuts back and forth between the actual battle and the three surviving soldiers–John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Ira Hayes (Adam Beach)–of six who raised the flag depicted in the powerful picture taken by Joe Rosenthal (Ned Eisenberg). Rosenthal's picture was used to raise the spirits of a war-worn American public, and the soldiers were sent on a tour to sell war bonds. The story begins in the present when Bradley's son, James (Thomas McCarthy), interviews Rosenthal trying to get information on how the soldiers coped with the attention received from his photograph. Superb directing by Clint Eastwood. An Oscar was received for Best Sound Editing.
|Knockaround Guys 2001 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Cast: Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Seth Green, Andy Davoli, Dennis Hopper, John Malkovich, Arthur J. Nascarella, Tom Noonan, Shawn Doyle, Nicholas Pasco, John Liddle, Kris Lemche, Dov Tiefenbach, Andrew Francis, Kevin Gage
Four sons Matty Demaret, Taylor Reese, Johnny Marbles, and Chris Scarpa (Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Seth Green, and Andy Davoli) of mobsters join forces and head to a Montana town ruled by Sheriff Decker (Tom Noonan) to retrieve stolen loot before their fathers learn of the ineptness that landed them in the situation in the first place. When Sheriff Decker figures out their plans, he demands a bonus from the stolen cash, and even more problems ensue.
|Saving Private Ryan 1998 R, 170 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, Max Martini, Dylan Bruno, Joerg Stadler
Steven Spielberg directed this great film depicting war for what it really is. The story involves a World War II drama in which three brothers are killed in action, and the remaining brother is trapped (it is not known whether he is dead or alive) behind enemy lines. Eight comrades, led by Capt. John H. Miller (Tom Hanks), set off on the dangerous mission of finding that fourth brother, Private Ryan (Matt Damon), and sending him home and out of harm's way. Spielberg won his second Director Oscar, and nominations included Best Picture and Actor (Tom Hanks). In all, the film won five Oscars and was nominated for six others.
|Seven Pounds 2008 PG-13, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Romance
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Cast: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Smitrovich, Robinne Lee, Joe Nunez, Tim Kelleher, Gina Hecht, Andy Milder, Sarah Jane Morris, Madison Pettis, Judyann Elder
Haunted by guilt, using the credentials of an IRS auditor, Ben Thomas (Will Smith) interviews seven people whose lives are in danger and sets out to help them. One of the people Ben tries to help is Emily (Rosario Dawson), an artist in need of a heart transplant. Emily and Ben fall in love, but Emily has no idea about the other six people–including blind telemarketer Ezra (Woody Harrelson), abused mother Connie (Elpidia Carrillo), and Ben's own brother (Michael Ealy) to whom he donates his kidney–who are on Ben's list of those he wants to help.
|The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 R, 121 min.|
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Cedillo, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Melissa Leo, Levon Helm, Mel Rodriguez, Vanessa Bauche, Cecilia Suarez
Ranch foreman Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones) believes that Border Patrolman Mike Norton (Barry Pepper) has killed his best friend, Melquiades Estrada. In the meantime, the body was buried in the west Texas desert, was found, and once again buried in the town cemetery. Pete kidnaps Norton and forces him to dig up the body and then help him bring the corpse across the border into Mexico to be buried in his hometown.
|Unknown 2006 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Simon Brand
Cast: James Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, Joe Pantoliano, Barry Pepper, Jeremy Sisto, Peter Stormare, Chris Mulkey, Clayne Crawford, Kevin Chapman, Mark Boone Junior, Wilmer Calderon, David Selby
Five men awaken trapped in a locked-down warehouse and realize they have no memories. They find a newspaper lying around with a story about two developers who have been kidnapped and believe that two of them are the developers. But, which two are they? Now they must figure out who is good and who is bad if they are to survive.
|We Were Soldiers 2002 R, 138 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Randall Wallace
Cast: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, Josh Daugherty, Barry Pepper, Keri Russell, Edwin Morrow, Mike White, Duong Don, Ryan Hurst, Robert Bagnell, Marc Blucas, Jsu Garcia
This film is based on a book co-written by Lt. Gen. Harold Moore, who led the First Battalion into the first all-out battle in Vietnam, and UPI reporter Joseph L. Galloway who was also present. While the action scenes of battle are fierce, the characters are well developed. Both U.S. and enemy troops have personal sides apart from that of soldiering. An insightful story.
|1. 25th Hour (2002)|
2. 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
3. 61* (2001)
4. Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
aka: Battlefield Earth
5. Enemy of the State (1998)
6. Firestorm (1998)
7. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
8. Knockaround Guys (2001)
9. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
10. Seven Pounds (2008)
11. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
12. Unknown (2006)
13. We Were Soldiers (2002)
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