|Fargo 1996 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare, Steve Reevis, Kristin Rudrud, John Carroll Lynch, Tony Denman, Gary Houston, Warren Keith, Larry Brandenburg, Bruce Bohne
This film by Joel and Ethan Coen is based on actual events that took place in Fargo, ND. Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) plots to have his wife (Kristin Rudrud) kidnapped so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell). Frances McDormand won an Oscar as Best Actress for her role as the pregnant policewoman. An Oscar also went to the Coens for Writing, and five other nominations were received, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (William H. Macy).
|Julian Po 1997 PG-13, 84 min.|
Director: Alan Wade
Cast: Christian Slater, Robin Tunney, Michael Parks, Cherry Jones, Frankie Faison, Harve Presnell, Bruce Bohne, Roy Cooper, Zeljko Ivanek, Allison Janney
Julian Po's (Christian Slater) car breaks down outside a depressing, small town, so he has no choice but to clutch his suitcase and head for the town. As a stranger, Julian is regarded with suspicion–until he reveals that he is planning suicide. This knowledge spurs the townsfolk into action as players in their roles during the last days of Julian's life.
|Patch Adams 1998 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Tom Shadyac
Cast: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob Gunton, Josef Sommer, Irma P. Hall, Harve Presnell, Frances Lee McCain, Peter Coyote, Daniella Kuhn, Harold Gould, Michael Jeter, James Greene, Bruce Bohne
Robin Williams performs well as the real-life West Virginia physician, "Patch" Adams, an ex-mental patient who is now in medical school. Patch uses humor to challenge both the medical establishment and fellow students to become more personal in their relationships with patients. Based on a true story.
|Three Days of Rain 2005 R, 94 min.|
aka: 3 Days of Rain
Director: Michael Meredith
Cast: Peter Falk, Michael Santoro, Don Meredith, Joey Bilow, Merle Kennedy, Erick Avari, Lyle Lovett, Penelope Allen, Bruce Bohne, Blythe Danner, Robert Carradine, Heather Kafka, Bill Stockton
Loosely based on six short stories by 19th-century Russian author Anton Chekhov, this film changes the locale to Cleveland, Ohio, and interweaves a number of tales involving ordinary residents. Among the characters are an alcoholic father (Peter Falk) who manipulates his son (Bill Stockton), a cab driver (football great Don Meredith who in real-life is the director's father), and a disabled janitor (Joey Bilow) being forced out of his job. All have their unique sets of problems and now must endure a three day rain storm.
|1. Fargo (1996)|
2. Julian Po (1997)
3. Patch Adams (1998)
4. Three Days of Rain (2005)
aka: 3 Days of Rain
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