|Desperate Hours 1990 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse, Kelly Lynch, David Morse, Bob Evans, Elias Koteas, Mike Nussbaum, Shawnee Smith, Danny Gerard, Gerry Bamman, Matt McGrath, John Christopher Jones, John Finn
This is a remake of the 1955 film starring Humphrey Bogart. This time around, Mickey Rourke plays the role of the escaped convict who holds a family hostage. With help from his lawyer, Nancy Breyers (Kelly Lynch), Bosworth (Rourke) escapes from jail and holds the Cornells–Tim (Anthony Hopkins) and Nora (Mimi Rogers) and their family–hostage in their home. FBI agent Brenda Chandler (Lindsay Crouse) is on Bosworth's trail and uses Breyers as the lead she needs to find Bosworth.
|Kid Galahad 1937 N/R, 101 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
aka: The Battling Bellhop
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris, Harry Carey, Jane Bryan, William Haade, Soledad Jimenez, Joseph Crehan, Ben Welden, Joe Cunningham, Veda Ann Borg, Frank Faylen, Harland Tucker, Bob Evans
Boxing manager Nick Donati (Edward G. Robinson) decides to promote a young bellhop (Wayne Morris) as the next champion. While still training for his prize fight, the bellhop knocks out heavyweight Chuck McGraw (William Haade) after he insults Donati's girlfriend Louise "Fluff" Phillips (Bette Davis), and he is given the name "Kid Galahad." Later, he falls in love with Donati's young sister Marie (Jane Bryan). Their interest in each other angers Donati, and he arranges a fight that he is sure "Kid Galahad" will lose. But, will "Kid Galahad" come through and live up to his reputation as a winner? Remade in 1941 as "The Wagons Roll at Night" and in 1962 as "Kid Galahad."
|Stroszek 1977 N/R, 115 min.|
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Eva Mattes, Bruno S., Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg, Burkhard Driest, Clayton Szaplinski, Pitt Bedewitz, Ely Rodriguez, Alfred Edel, Scott McKain, Ralph Wade, Michael Gahr, Vaclav Vojta, Yuecsel Topcuguerle, Bob Evans
Three German emigrants–street musician Bruno Stroszek (Bruno S.), prostitute Eva (Eva Mattes), and elderly Scheitz (Clemens Scheitz)–arrive in America looking for fame and fortune and end up in Railroad Flats, Wisconsin. After discovering that they can buy on credit, they move into a motor home but soon find that their lives have not changed and sadly resemble those that they had lived in Germany. This is an excellent social satire.
|1. Desperate Hours (1990)|
2. Kid Galahad (1937)
aka: The Battling Bellhop
3. Stroszek (1977)
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