|The Abyss 1989 R, 140 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Adventure / Thriller / Drama
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, George Robert Klek, John Bedford Lloyd, Christopher Murphy, Adam Nelson, J.C. Quinn, Todd Graff, Chris Elliott, Leo Burmester, Kimberly Scott, Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., Dick Warlock, Jimmie Ray Weeks
Ex-husband and wife Virgil "Bud" and Lindsey Brigman (Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) who hate each other, a crew of engaging oil drillers, and some gung-ho Navy divers find themselves fighting for their lives in the deep ocean while on a mission for the Navy to disarm a missing nuclear submarine–and there's something out there, too. Well deserved Academy Award winner in 1989 for Best Special Effects.
|Asteroid 1997 TV, 120 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Thriller
Director: Bradford May
Cast: Michael Biehn, Annabella Sciorra, Zachary Charles, Don Franklin, Anthony Zerbe, Carlos Gomez, Michael Weatherly, Jensen Daggett, Frank McRae, Gerry Becker, Anne-Marie Johnson, Dennis Arndt, Brian Hill, Christopher Murphy, John Lindsey
Originally a TV miniseries, this filmed version has been pared down by about an hour. A large asteroid is headed for Earth after being kicked out of its orbit by a comet. The asteroid could wipe out the entire population of Earth, so something must be done to destroy it. That something would be weapons fired at it, which does break it up into small pieces. The bad news is that the chunks all fall on Dallas, wreaking havoc. The last half of the film is concerned with the efforts of our heroes to save the people from the devastation.
|The Hidden II 1994 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: Seth Pinsker
Cast: Raphael Sbarge, Kate Hodge, Jovin Montanaro, Christopher Murphy, Michael Weldon, Michael A. Nickles, Tony DiBenedetto, Tom Tayback, Honey Lauren, Garvin Funches
This follow-on to the successful "The Hidden" is a slow, cheap effort. We now find out that the bad alien was not quite destroyed; it was able to leave pods behind, which now spawn. A new "good" alien teams with the daughter of the original film's hero to handle this problem.
|Jocks 1987 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Steve Carver
Cast: Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree, R.G. Armstrong, Christopher Lee, Trinidad Silva, Stoney Jackson, Adam Mills, Donald Gibb, Tom Shadyac, Christopher Murphy, Katherine Kelly Lang, Garth Shaw
Up until now, ineffective tennis coach Chip Williams (Richard Roundtree) has not had a winning season. He has been issued an ultimatum from the college that tells him that he will lose his job if the team does not shine. Williams takes Los Angeles college team to Las Vegas for a Western Conference championship, but the team is more interested in partying that playing tennis.
|1. The Abyss (1989)|
2. Asteroid (1997)
3. The Hidden II (1994)
4. Jocks (1987)
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