|Congo 1995 PG-13, 108 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Director: Frank Marshall
Cast: Dylan Walsh, Laura Linney, Ernie Hudson, Joe Don Baker, Tim Curry, Bruce Campbell, James Karen, Mary Ellen Trainor, Stuart Pankin, Grant Heslov, Lorene Noh, Misty Rosas, Carolyn Seymour, Romy Rosemont, Bill Pugin
This film is based on Michael Crichton's novel about Transicom (a greedy American corporation) whose C.E.O., R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker), sends a group to search for diamonds in Africa. When the group goes missing, Travis sends former CIA operative Karen Ross (Laura Linney) into the jungles in search of the group and the diamonds. Karen travels with a researcher of ape development, Peter (Dylan Walsh), and a Romanian, Herkermer (Tim Curry), who is searching for the Lost City of Zinj. Once they reach Africa, they are met by "great white hunter" Monroe Kelly (Ernie Hudson). While on their journey, they encounter a danger they had not planned on in the form of bloodthirsty gorillas. Special effects are a good addition to the story.
|Gumshoe 1971 PG, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule, Carolyn Seymour, Fulton Mackay, George Innes, George Silver, Bill Dean, Wendy Richard, Maureen Lipman, Neville Smith, Oscar James, Joe Kenyon, Bert King
Comedian and nightclub bingo caller Eddie Ginley (Albert Finney) dreams of becoming a detective. Despite warnings from his brother and sister-in-law William and Ellen (Frank Finlay and Billie Whitelaw), Eddie uses a newspaper to advertise his services as a private-eye. He is hired by Jacob De Fries (George Silver) and soon finds himself involved in drug and gun smuggling as well as dealing with members of the South African liberation movement.
|The Ruling Class 1972 PG, 154 min.|
Director: Peter Medak
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Nigel Green, William Mervyn, Michael Bryant, James Villiers, Kay Walsh, Carolyn Seymour, Hugh Burden, Graham Crowden, Patsy Byrne, Joan Cooper
There are lots of wild happenings in this black comedy as the crazy son Jack Gurney (Peter O'Toole)–who thinks he is Jesus Christ– inherits an estate from his nobleman father. Thus begins the mayhem as family members try to retrieve the estate from our "hero." Peter O'Toole was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor.
|1. Congo (1995)|
2. Gumshoe (1971)
3. The Ruling Class (1972)
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