|Around the Bend 2004 R, 85 min.|
Director: Jordan Roberts
Cast: Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Jonah Bobo, Glenne Headly, David Eigenberg, Robert Douglas Washington, Carlos A. Cabarcas, Gerry Bamman, Jean Effron, Lily Knight, Rick Negron, Laurie O'Brien, Norbert Weisser, David Marciano
After the funeral of family patriarch Henry Lair (Michael Caine), three generations of the Lair family–Zach, Jason, and Turner (Jonah Bobo, Josh Lucas, and Christopher Walken)–set off on a trip through the Southwest distributing Henry's ashes, uncovering family secrets, and bonding.
|The Bodyguard 1992 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Romance / Musical
Director: Mick Jackson
Cast: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite, Robert Wuhl, Debbie Reynolds, Tomas Arana, Mike Starr, Richard Schiff, Michele Lamar Richards, Christopher Birt, DeVaughn Nixon, Gerry Bamman, Charles Keating
Popular singing star Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) has been threatened by an obsessed fan. Enter Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) who has been hired to protect her. Complications arise when Frank begins to fall for Rachel and fears that her life is truly in danger.
|The Chase 1991 PG-13, 93 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Paul Wendkos
Cast: Casey Siemaszko, Ben Johnson, Ricki Lake, Anthony Tyler Quinn, Barry Corbin, Robert Beltran, Gerry Bamman, Megan Follows, Sheila Kelley, Gailard Sartain, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Daniel Quinn, Paul Collins, Micole Mercurio, Nada Despotovich
Based on a true story, this made-for-TV tale tells the story of bank robber Hutchinson (Casey Siemaszko) who kills a cop and takes old man Laurienti (Ben Johnson) hostage. The high-speed chase was filmed by a TV crew in a helicopter that contributed to the eventual capture.
|The Confession 1999 R, 114 min.|
Director: David Hugh Jones
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Jay O. Sanders, Kevin Conway, Anne Twomey, Richard Jenkins, Boyd Gaines, Chris Noth, Gerry Bamman
Following his son's death, Harry Fertig (Ben Kingsley) kills the three people he believes are responsible. Now, he hires the high-powered lawyer, Roy Bleakie (Alec Baldwin), to defend him when he is indicted for murder.
|Desperate Hours 1990 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse, Kelly Lynch, David Morse, Bob Evans, Elias Koteas, Mike Nussbaum, Shawnee Smith, Danny Gerard, Gerry Bamman, Matt McGrath, John Christopher Jones, John Finn
This is a remake of the 1955 film starring Humphrey Bogart. This time around, Mickey Rourke plays the role of the escaped convict who holds a family hostage. With help from his lawyer, Nancy Breyers (Kelly Lynch), Bosworth (Rourke) escapes from jail and holds the Cornells–Tim (Anthony Hopkins) and Nora (Mimi Rogers) and their family–hostage in their home. FBI agent Brenda Chandler (Lindsay Crouse) is on Bosworth's trail and uses Breyers as the lead she needs to find Bosworth.
|Home Alone 1990 PG, 102 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, John Candy, Angela Goethals, Devin Ratray, Gerry Bamman, Hillary Wolf, Larry Hankin, Michael C. Maronna, Daiana Campeanu, Kristin Minter
In the excitement and confusion of preparing for a family Christmas vacation in Paris, young Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is inadvertently left at home by himself. He becomes remarkably adept at providing his own entertainment and hunger needs as well as warding off two bungling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern).
|Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 PG, 120 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Adventure
Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard, Devin Ratray, Tim Curry, Gerry Bamman, Brenda Fricker, Dana Ivey, Hillary Wolf, Maureen Elisabeth Shay, Michael C. Maronna, Terrie Snell, Jedidah Cohen
This sequel of "Home Alone" again features Macaulay Culkin as Kevin who does not do well in arriving at the right place on family vacations. This time, Kevin boards the wrong plane and arrives in New York City while the rest of his family flies to Florida for Christmas vacation. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are back in their roles as bungling burglars.
|Lorenzo's Oil 1992 PG-13, 135 min.|
Director: George Miller
Cast: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite, Gerry Bamman, Margo Martindale, James Rebhorn, Ann Hearn, Maduka Steady, Mary Wakio, LaTanya Richardson
This is the true story of Lorenzo (Zack O'Malley Greenburg) who was dying from a rare disease, ALD, a degeneration of the brain. His parents (Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon) refused to accept the diagnosis without searching for a cure. Susan Sarandon received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
|Married to It 1993 R, 110 min.|
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing, Robert Sean Leonard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cybill Shepherd, Ron Silver, Nathaniel Moreau, Gerry Bamman, Don Francks, Donna Vivino
Planning a school pageant for their children becomes the vehicle for new relationships with three couples that appear to have little in common at first.
|Passion of Mind 1999 PG-13, 105 min.|
Director: Alain Berliner
Cast: Demi Moore, Stellan Skarsgard, William Fichtner, Sinead Cusack, Peter Riegert, Matthew Beisner, Joss Ackland, Chaya Cuenot, Julianne Nicholson, Gerry Bamman
In this psychological, romantic chiller, Demi Moore takes on dual roles of Marty and Marie who live diverse lifestyles but are all too aware of each other through dreams.
|The Puppet Masters 1994 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
aka: Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters
Director: Stuart Orme
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Richard Belzer, Keith David, Will Patton, Tom Mason, Yaphet Kotto, Dale Dye, Benjamin Mouton, Gerry Bamman, Sam Anderson, J. Patrick McCormack, Marshall Bell, Nicholas Cascone
A flying saucer lands in rural Iowa, and the aliens try to take control of the residents by turning them into puppets. U.S. security agent Andrew Nivens (Donald Sutherland) and his team–Sam (Eric Thal), Jarvis (Richard Belzer), and Dr. Mary Sefton (Julie Warner)–try to stop the extraterrestrial beings from carrying out their nasty plot. Special effects and Sutherland are the redeeming qualities in this film, which is based on top sci-fi novelist Robert A. Heinlein's book.
|Runaway Jury 2003 PG-13, 127 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Gary Fleder
Cast: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce Davison, Bruce McGill, Jeremy Piven, Nick Searcy, Stanley Anderson, Cliff Curtis, Nestor Serrano, Jennifer Beals, Leland Orser, Gerry Bamman, Joanna Going
Based on John Grisham's novel about jury tampering, this film centers on a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the murder gun. Lawyer Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman) tries to prove that the company did not follow federal regulations in allowing the sale of the weapon. Meanwhile, as part of the defense team, Fitch (Gene Hackman) assesses the potential jurors to ensure that the verdict will favor the gun company. But, juror Nick Easter (John Cusack) appears to have his own plans for swaying the jury. And a mysterious woman, Marlee (Rachel Weisz), contacts both Fitch and Rohr with her own deal to sway the jury in favor of the highest bidder.
|The Secret of My Succe$s 1987 PG-13, 110 min.|
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Fred Gwynne, Mercedes Ruehl, Christopher Murney, Gerry Bamman, Carol Ann Susi, Elizabeth Franz, Drew Snyder, Susan Kellerman, Barton Heyman, Ira Wheeler
Young Brantley Foster (Michael J. Fox) heads for the Big Apple with lots of dreams and ambitions. Once he gets there, his uncle, Howard Prescott (Richard Jordan), gives Brantley a mailroom job in his corporation. Reality hits Brantley head on with a menial job and squalid apartment. Not discouraged, he continues to look for that big break, and when he meets junior executive Christy Wills (Helen Slater), he sees his chance. To impress Christy, Brantley poses as an executive and finds an empty office in the corporate building that he can pretend that he is working in–all this while trying to keep the secret from his uncle and Christy. Craziness ensues.
|Superstar 1999 PG-13, 82 min.|
Director: Bruce McCulloch
Cast: Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, Elaine Hendrix, Harland Williams, Mark McKinney, Glynis Johns, Jason Blicker, Gerry Bamman, Emmy Laybourne, Jennifer Irwin, Tom Green, Chuck Campbell, Rob Stefaniuk, Natalie Radford, Karyn Dwyer
Based on a "Saturday Night Live" skit about that nerdy Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) who attends a Catholic school, this story revolves around Molly's plan to enter the school talent show as her way of getting the attention of the most popular boy in school, Sky Corrigan (Will Ferrell).
|Urbania 2000 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Jon Shear
Cast: Dan Futterman, Alan Cumming, Matt Keeslar, Josh Hamilton, Lothaire Bluteau, Bill Sage, Barbara Sukowa, Paige Turco, Megan Dodds, Gabriel Olds, Samuel Ball, James Simon, Gerry Bamman, Scott Denny, Pamela Shaw
First-time director Jon Shear brings to the screen a fascinating film centering on a lonely, grief-stricken Charlie (Dan Futterman) who roams the streets of New York City by night looking for a mysterious man he has only seen from afar. In the process, Charlie experiences bizarre visions that leave the viewer wondering whether they are just memories or, in fact, ghosts.
|1. Around the Bend (2004)|
2. The Bodyguard (1992)
3. The Chase (1991)
4. The Confession (1999)
5. Desperate Hours (1990)
6. Home Alone (1990)
7. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
8. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
9. Married to It (1993)
10. Passion of Mind (1999)
11. The Puppet Masters (1994)
aka: Robert A. Heinlein's The Puppet Masters
12. Runaway Jury (2003)
13. The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
14. Superstar (1999)
15. Urbania (2000)
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