|Always 1989 PG, 123 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Drama / Romance
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman, Audrey Hepburn, Roberts Blossom, Keith David, Dale Dye, Marg Helgenberger, Brian Haley, Ed Van Nuys, James Lashly, Kim Robillard, Michael Steve Jones, Jim Sparkman
Daredevil pilot Pete Sandich (Richard Dreyfuss) dies while saving his friend Al Yackey (John Goodman). However, angel Hap (Audrey Hepburn) sends him back to Earth as a guardian angel helping a young pilot, Ted Baker (Brad Johnson). Pete must deal with his jealousey when Ted falls in love with his old love Dorinda (Holly Hunter).
|Baby's Day Out 1994 G, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Drama
Director: Patrick Read Johnson
Cast: Adam & Jacob Worton, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley, Lara Flynn Boyle, Cynthia Nixon, Eddie Bracken, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Neville, Matthew Glave, Brigid Duffy, Guy Hadley, Kenneth L. Jordahl, Raymond Henders, Jim Foley
Twins, Adam and Jacob Worton, play Baby Bink who is kidnapped by three inept criminals (Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, and Brian Haley). Baby Bink escapes from his captors and manages to crawl through, over, and under obstacles that would stop grown men. The weak humor in this story is that of the kidnappers as they try to recapture Baby Bink.
|The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial 1988 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Eric Bogosian, Jeff Daniels, Brad Davis, Peter Gallagher, Michael Murphy, Kevin J. O'Connor, Daniel Jenkins, Danny Darst, Ken Michels, Matt Malloy, David Miller, Kenneth V. Jones, Matt Smith, L.W. Wyman, Brian Haley
Based on Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this is a very well-produced, made-for-TV film about the compulsive Captain Queeg (Brad Davis) whose crew mutinies and takes over their minesweeper. Lt. Steve Maryk (Jeff Daniels) led the mutiny because a deadly storm was brewing, and Maryk felt that Capt. Queeg was losing his sanity. The act leads to a court martial. Defense attorney Lt. Barney Greenwald (Eric Bogosian) calls Queeg to testify for the defense–knowing that the only way to win the case is to prove that Capt. Queeg really was incompetent. A compelling story.
|Gran Torino 2008 R, 116 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe, John Carroll Lynch, William Hill, Brooke Chia Thao, Chee Thao, Scott Eastwood, Xia Soua Chang, Doua Moua
Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) lives in a Detroit neighborhood with his Golden Labrador Retriever, Daisy. Walt is racially biased against his Hmong immigrant neighbors and doesn't hesitate to express his views. When the Hmong teenage neighbor Thao (Bee Vang) is ordered by a gang to steal Walt's 1972 Gran Torino, Walt saves him, takes Thao in, and serves as his role model–an act that will change both of their lives as Walt becomes a hero to his Hmong neighbors.
|The Little Giants 1994 PG, 105 min.|
Director: Duwayne Dunham
Cast: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, John Madden, Shawna Waldron, Emmett Smith, Harry Shearer, Mary Ellen Trainor, Devon Sawa, Brian Haley, Dabbs Greer
When Becky O'Shea (Shawna Waldron) is not chosen as a team member on an Urbana, Illinois, Pop Warner football team, she joins with others who were rejected, and they form their own team. One of the highlights of this film is the pep talk Becky's team gets from John Madden and a group of L.A. Raiders.
|The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 R, 116 min.|
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Scarlett Johansson, Katherine Borowitz, Jon Polito, Richard Jenkins, Tony Shalhoub, Christopher Kriesa, Brian Haley, Jack McGee, Gregg Binkley, Alan Fudge, Lilyan Chauvin
Set in Santa Rosa after World War II, this drama revolves around Ed Crane (Billy Bob Thornton) who is married to Doris (Frances McDormand) and working in his brother-in-law Frank's (Michael Badalucco) barbershop. Ed suspects that Doris is having an affair with her boss, Big Dave Brewster (James Gandolfini). When Ed becomes intrigued by a get-rich scheme, he uses his suspicion to blackmail Big Dave for the $10,000 he needs for the venture. That marks the beginning of many twists and turns in this crime story.
|McHale's Navy 1997 PG, 108 min.|
Director: Bryan Spicer
Cast: Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, Debra Messing, David Alan Grier, Tim Curry, Ernest Borgnine, Bruce Campbell, French Stewart, Danton Stone, Brian Haley, Honorato Magaloni, Eduardo Lopez Rojas
Retired skipper McHale (Tom Arnold) steams around the Caribbean in his PT boat peddling his wares to the sailors. But his old foe, Vladikov (Tim Curry), is tired of being called the "second best terrorist" and takes over an island on which to take over the world by building a nuclear site. So McHale is brought out of retirement, gathers his motley old crew, and attempts to stop this nonsense. Speaking of nonsense... Highlight: the original McHale in the 1960s' TV series, Ernest Borgnine, puts in an appearance.
|That Darn Cat 1997 PG, 89 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy
Director: Bob Spiers
Cast: Christina Ricci, Doug E. Doug, George Dzundza, Peter Boyle, Bess Armstrong, Michael McKean, Dean Jones, Estelle Parsons, Dyan Cannon, John Ratzenberger, Megan Cavanagh, Rebecca Schull, Thomas F. Wilson, Brian Haley, Mark Christopher Lawrence
In this remake of "That Darn Cat" (1965), Christina Ricci takes the role of Patti whose cat, D.C. (Darn Cat), stumbles upon a kidnap victim who scratches the word "Help" on her wristwatch and attaches it around D.C.'s neck. Patti discovers the watch and joins forces with FBI rookie Zeke (Doug E. Doug), and together they tail D.C.–believing that he will lead them to the kidnap victim and, hopefully, to the abductors (Peter Boyle and Rebecca Schull).
|1. Always (1989)|
2. Baby's Day Out (1994)
3. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
4. Gran Torino (2008)
5. The Little Giants (1994)
6. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
7. McHale's Navy (1997)
8. That Darn Cat (1997)
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