|Angel Baby 1995 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Michael Rymer
Cast: John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Colin Friels, Deborra-Lee Furness, Daniel Daperis, Robyn Nevin, David Argue, Geoff Brooks, Humphrey Bower, Jane Menelaus, Alex Pinder, Marcus Eyre, Heather Bolton, Samuel Johnson, Lesley Baker
Harry (John Lynch) and Kate (Jacqueline McKenzie) are mental patients who meet at an outpatient clinic and fall in love. When Kate becomes pregnant, the couple decides they no longer need their prescribed medications–the results are NOT easy to watch but do provide insights into the worlds of those suffering from mental illness.
|Class Action 1991 R, 109 min.|
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Gene Hackman, Colin Friels, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joanna Merlin, Laurence Fishburne, Donald Moffat, Jan Rubes, Matt Clark, Fred Dalton Thompson, Jonathan Silverman
A lawyer (Gene Hackman) files a suit on behalf of his clients against an automobile manufacturer and finds that his own daughter (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) is the lawyer representing the auto company.
|Cosi 1996 R, 100 min.|
Director: Mark Joffe
Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Pamela Rabe, Jacki Weaver, Paul Chubb, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Colin Friels, Colin Hay, David Wenham, Tony Llewellyn-Jones
Lewis (Ben Mendelsohn) takes a position as play director at a mental institution with the job of helping in the rehabilitation process. Inmate Roy (Barry Otto) talks Lewis into producing Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutti." A cast of wild characters from the patients is assembled, though none can sing nor speak Italian, which is the language of the play. But Lewis soon learns a lesson or two about imagination from the unlikely cast in this Australian production.
|Dark City 1998 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Colin Friels, Bruce Spence, John Bluthal, Mitchell Butel, Melissa George, Frank Gallacher, Ritchie Singer, Justin Monjo, Nicholas Bell
When an extraterrestrial force, the Strangers, invades his town and creates murder and mayhem by controlling residents' minds, John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens in a bathroom filled with the blood of a dead girl. He has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Now, Murdoch fights desperately for his very existence as he tries to stop the diabolical actions of the Strangers.
|Darkman 1990 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake, Nelson Mashita, Jesse Lawrence Ferguson, Nicholas Worth, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Jenny Agutter
Darkman (Liam Neeson) is transformed from a mild-mannered scientist into a superhero who avenges his accidental disfigurement by doing away with those responsible. Sequels follow.
|Kangaroo 1987 R, 108 min.|
Director: Tim Burstall
Cast: Colin Friels, Judy Davis, John Walton, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Julie Nihill, Peter Hehir, Tim Robertson, Peter Cummins, Malcolm Robertson, David Hutchins, Richard Moss, Victor Kazan, Bill Richardson, Alan Lee, Howard Priddle
English writer Richard Somers (Colin Friels) and his German wife Harriet (Judy Davis) move to Australia during World War I, and their new neighbors are Vicki and Jack Calcott (Julie Nihill and John Walton). Jack is a member of a paramilitary group, the Diggers, led by a general whose code name is Kangaroo. The Diggers are trying to rid Australia of the union movements, and Somers is caught in the middle between the Diggers and the trade unionists. This film relates the semi-autobiographical novel by D.H. Lawrence telling of his move to Australia following critics' reviews deeming his novels too sexy.
|1. Angel Baby (1995)|
2. Class Action (1991)
3. Cosi (1996)
4. Dark City (1998)
5. Darkman (1990)
6. A Good Man in Africa (1994)
7. High Tide (1988)
8. Kangaroo (1987)
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