|Beyond the Sea 2004 PG-13, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Kevin Spacey
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, Caroline Aaron, Peter Cincotti, Michael Byrne, Matt Rippy, Gary Whelan, Jake Broder, William Ullrich, Tayfun Bademsoy, Tomas Spencer
The romance and marriage of singer Bobby Darin and actress Sandra Dee is the subject of this Kevin Spacey biopic in which Spacey does a good job of recreating Darin's vocal style. The story begins when seven-year-old Bobby (William Ulrich)–who is being raised in the home of his mother Polly (Brenda Blethyn), his sister Nina (Caroline Aaron), and Nina's husband Charlie (Bob Hoskins)–gets rheumatic fever, but, with their care, he survives. Later, Bobby (Spacey) works his way up in the entertainment world and becomes a star. He meets Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth), and, despite her mother Mary's (Greta Scacchi) objections, they marry. All goes well–until conflicts of Sandra's acting career and Bobby's touring cause strains on their relationship.
|Prime Suspect 1991 TV, 207 min.|
Director: Christopher Menaul
Cast: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe, Zoe Wanamaker, Bryan Pringle, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Wilkinson, John Forgeham, Gary Whelan, Jack Ellis, Craig Fairbrass
Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) is the only woman on London's homicide squad. When the head investigator of a murder case dies, Jane lobbies for and heads up the case. She not only must deal with a crazed serial killer but also with her hostile male comrades in the squad. This is the first of several British TV miniseries entries that follow the exploits of Jane Tennison.
|1. Beyond the Sea (2004)|
2. Prime Suspect (1991)
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