|Amazing Stories: Book 1 1986 PG, 71 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror / Mystery
Director: Steven Spielberg, Danny DeVito
Cast: Kevin Costner, Kiefer Sutherland, Christopher Lloyd, Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito, Casey Siemaszko, J.J. Cohen, John Philbin, Peter Jason, Anthony LaPaglia, Terry Beaver, Bernadette Birkett, David Byrd, Jacqueline Cassell, Louis Giambalvo
Two episodes from the popular TV series are compiled in this home video offering. Steven Spielberg directs "The Mission," in which Kevin Costner is a World War II airplane gunner who is trapped in the turret. Danny DeVito directs "The Wedding Ring," starring his wife, Rhea Perlman. A waitress' husband gives her a ring, which, as it turns out, may not have been a good idea.
|Big Top Pee-Wee 1988 PG, 86 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Adventure
Director: Randal Kleiser
Cast: Paul Reubens, Kris Kristofferson, Susan Tyrrell, Penelope Ann Miller, Valeria Golino, Albert Henderson, Jack Murdock, Terrence Mann, Frances Bay, Kenneth Tobey, Wayne White, David Byrd, Mary Jackson, Anne Seymour, Leo Gordon
In Pee-Wee Herman's (Paul Reubens) second film, he awakens on his farm one morning and finds that a tornado has deposited a traveling circus on his property. Pee-Wee makes friends with the circus owner Mace Montana (Kris Kristofferson) and allows the circus to stay for awhile. He tries to get the attention of gorgeous trapeze artist Gina (Valeria Golino) by joining the circus as an acrobat. Good idea, but Pee-Wee's fiancee Winnie (Penelope Ann Miller) has other ideas about what Pee-Wee should do with his life. When the circus faces bankruptcy, Pee-Wee comes up with the idea, and they stage a three-ring spectacular–starring Pee-Wee.
|Thick as Thieves 1999 R, 95 min.|
Director: Scott Sanders
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Michael Jai White, Andre Braugher, Rebecca De Mornay, David Byrd, Bruce Greenwood, Richard Edson, Robert Miano, Khandi Alexander, Janeane Garofalo, Erich Anderson, Reginald Ballard, Bradford English, Ricky Harris, Gavin Polone
A double-cross by quirky thieves–Mackin (Alex Baldwin) and Pointy (Michael Jai White)–leads to retribution plots that threaten to accelerate into full-fledged Mob wars. Pointy hires two cops to kill Mackin, but Mackin kills them instead. Detective Petrone (Rebecca De Mornay) investigates the murders and tries to figure out Mackin's mode of operation. The characters in this story are multidimensional and provide good entertainment.
|1. Amazing Stories: Book 1 (1986)|
2. Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
3. Thick as Thieves (1999)
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