|American Hot Wax 1978 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Floyd Mutrux
Cast: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Jeff Altman, John Lehne, Moosie Drier, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stewart Steinberg, Jack Edward Ellis, Richard Forbes, Stephen Pearlman, Keene Curtis, Pat McNamara
The 1950s and Rock 'n Roll bring out the best and worst in humanity in this biography of Alan Freed (Tim McIntire)–the center of the controversy involved in the "corrupting" new music.
|The Beautician and the Beast 1997 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Ken Kwapis
Cast: Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice, Patrick Malahide, Michael Lerner, Phyllis Newman, Todd Graff, Lisa Jakub, Heather DeLoach, Adam LaVorgna, Kyle/Tyler Wilkerson, Timothy Dowling, Michael Immel, Tonya Watts, Tamara Mello
An ex-beauty schoolteacher, Joy Miller (Fran Drescher), heads for the less-than-advanced country of Slovetzia where she becomes (surprise!) a nanny to the children of the nation's despot Boris Pochenko (Timothy Dalton) in this sometimes amusing comedy.
|Cadillac Man 1990 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher, Zack Norman, Annabella Sciorra, Lori Petty, Paul(2) Guilfoyle, Bill Nelson, Eddie Jones, Mimi Cecchini, Tristine Skyler, Judith Hoag, Lauren Tom, Anthony Powers
This amusing film stars Robin Williams as philandering car salesman Joey O'Brien who will lose his job if he doesn't sell 12 cars in as many days. To further complicate matters, the jealous husband Larry (Tim Robbins) of the dealership's resident sexpot Donna (Annabella Sciorra) holds everyone in the dealership hostage, and Joey must use every sales tactic he knows to talk him out of killing them all.
|Car 54, Where Are You? 1994 PG-13, 89 min.|
Director: Bill Fishman
Cast: David Johansen, Fran Drescher, John C. McGinley, Nipsey Russell, Rosie O'Donnell, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Piven, Al Lewis, Tone Loc
WELL, if you were a fan of the original 1960s television series, you may find some redeeming qualities in this film. If not, forget it, and check out another film. It is the same old story, no new twists and turns, but it will fill up an hour and a half on a rainy afternoon.
|Doctor Detroit 1983 R, 91 min.|
Director: Michael Pressman
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Lydia Lei, T.K. Carter, Lynn Whitfield, Fran Drescher, Kate Murtagh, Andrew Duggan, George Furth
A college professor (Dan Aykroyd) is transformed into a crime lord defending a group of prostitutes.
|The Hollywood Knights 1980 R, 95 min.|
Director: Floyd Mutrux
Cast: Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer, Fran Drescher, Leigh French, Robert Wuhl, Stuart Pankin, Richard Schaal, Debra Feuer, Randy Gornel, Gary Graham, Sandy Helberg, Steve Ballard, Julius Averitt, Gailard Sartain, James Jeter
Halloween night, 1965, is chosen by a group of teenagers, who call themselves The Hollywood Knights, as the time to partake in outlandish pranks in Beverly Hills. Drag racing, obscenities, and sabotaging a police car are only a few of the things that take place in Tony Danza's feature film debut.
|Jack 1996 PG-13, 117 min.|
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Adam Zolotin, Todd Bosley, Seth Smith, Allan Rich, Don Novello, Mario Yedidia
Robin Williams plays 10-year-old Jack who suffers from a disease that ages his physical body at an excessive rate. While touted as a comedy, this film is really a drama about acceptance in a civilization that does not always understand people different from themselves.
|The Rosebud Beach Hotel 1984 R, 85 min.|
aka: The Big Lobby
The No-Tell Hotel
Director: Harry Hurwitz
Cast: Colleen Camp, Peter Scolari, Christopher Lee, Fran Drescher, Eddie Deezen, Chuck McCann, Hank Garrett, Hamilton Camp, Daniel Greene, Monique Gabrielle, Cherie Currie
Mr. Clifford King (Christopher Lee)–the owner of a dilapidated, seaside hotel–offers to let his daughter Tracy's (Colleen Camp) boyfriend (Peter Scolari) take over the management. When Tracy arranges for hookers to serve as the hotel's bellhops, business skyrockets.
|Saturday Night Fever 1977 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: John Badham
Cast: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Donna Pescow, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Martin Shakar, Fran Drescher, Julie Bovasso, Bruce Ornstein, Sam Coppola, Nina Hansen, Lisa Peluso, Denny Dillon, Bert Michaels
This is the definitive movie on 1970s' teenage culture. The story is about 19-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero (John Travolta) who lives for Saturday night disco dancing. But, disco dancing is one of the few good things in Tony's life where his priest brother Frank Manero Jr. (Martin Shakar) gets all the accolades at home. A chance for change appears in the form of Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) who wants to leave Brooklyn and move to the big city of Manhattan. After Stephanie and Tony enter a dance competition as partners, Tony's life is destined to change forever. Travolta was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. Sequel: "Staying Alive."
|Stranger in Our House 1978 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Jeff McCracken, Jeff East, Carol Lawrence, Macdonald Carey, Fran Drescher, Billy Beck, James Jarnigan, Kerry Arquette, Sierra Pecheur, Patricia Wilson, Frederick Rule, Helena Makela
When cousin Julia (Lee Purcell) moves in with the Bryant family, after her parents are killed in an auto accident, she charms all in the household except Rachel (Linda Blair), who is sure that Julia is a witch.
|This Is Spinal Tap 1984 R, 82 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Anjelica Huston, Bruno Kirby, Ed Begley Jr., Fran Drescher, Patrick Macnee, Billy Crystal, Tony Hendra, David Kaff, Jean Cromie, Patrick Maher, Danny Kortchmar
This film is a satire on the rock scene, and "Spinal Tap" is a British rock group that has definitely seen better days. Members of the band include David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), and Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer). Director Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) is intent on making a documentary about the band when they visit America. All sorts of things go wrong, and comedy reigns in behind-the-scenes footage. A Reiner riot filled with guest stars.
|UHF 1989 PG-13, 97 min.|
Director: Jay Levey
Cast: Weird Al Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, David Bowe, Stanley Brock, Anthony Geary, Trinidad Silva, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Barty, John Paragon, Fran Drescher
Loser George (Weird Al Yankovic) is put in charge of a failing UHF station that his uncle won in a poker game. After the frustrated George walks out during a program, the dimwitted janitor finishes the show. The show is a hit, and the recipe of stupid programming saves the struggling station. But an unethical rival station doesn't like the success George's station is enjoying.
|1. American Hot Wax (1978)|
2. The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
3. Cadillac Man (1990)
4. Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
5. Doctor Detroit (1983)
6. The Hollywood Knights (1980)
7. Jack (1996)
8. The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)
aka: The Big Lobby
aka: The No-Tell Hotel
9. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
10. Stranger in Our House (1978)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. UHF (1989)
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