|Barfly 1987 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, J.C. Quinn, Frank Stallone, Jack Nance, Joe Unger, Sandy Martin, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Fritz Feld, Roberta Bassin, Gloria LeRoy, Harry Cohn, Gary Cervantes, Rik Colitti
This is the story of alcoholic writer Henry Chinasky (Mickey Rourke) who hangs around in a neighborhood bar where barfly Willa (Faye Dunaway) works. Willa also drinks too much and is thought to be more than a little bit crazy. Henry and Faye set off on a weird relationship involving irrational behavior, and Henry moves in with her. Later, book publisher Tully Sorenson (Alice Krige) becomes interested in Henry and wants to publish his writings. As she tries to help Henry out of his drinking problems, they end up in bed together. A cat fight at the bar between Wanda and Fay ends with Henry toasting the patrons with a drink. Written by Charles Bukowski and based on his own experiences.
|Bloodbrothers 1978 R, 116 min.|
aka: A Father's Love
Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Paul Sorvino, Tony Lo Bianco, Richard Gere, Lelia Goldoni, Yvonne Wilder, Kenneth McMillan, Marilu Henner, Danny Aiello, Robert Englund, Eddie Jones, Floyd Levine, Michael Hershewe, Kristine DeBell, Paulene Myers, Gloria LeRoy
Taken from Richard Price's novel, this good story concerns macho influences from construction-worker family members that influence the lives of all in the family.
|The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 PG, 99 min.|
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker, Harry Andrews, Joseph Wiseman, Denholm Elliott, Elliott Gould, Bert Lahr, Richard Libertini, Gloria LeRoy, Eddie Lawrence
Set in the 1920s, this is a tale about a young Amish woman, Rachel Schpitendavel (Britt Ekland) heads for New York with her father Jacob (Harry Andrews) on her trail. She seeks employment as a dancer on Broadway but ends up working as a stripper at Minsky's burlesque house where she stars as "Mme. Fifi" along with comedians Raymond and Chick (Jason Robards and Norman Wisdom). All goes well–until the burlesque house is raided.
|Sparkler 1997 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Darren Stein
Cast: Park Overall, Veronica Cartwright, Jamie Kennedy, Steven Petrarca, Freddie Prinze Jr., Don Harvey, Sandy Martin, Grace Zabriskie, Gloria LeRoy, Glenn Shadix, Jack Wallace, Frances Bay, Bunny Summers, Octavia Spencer, Allison Jacobs
Melba May (Park Overall) "escapes" life in California–her trailer park and husband Flint (Don Harvey)–after a phone psychic tells her that three kings will change her life. She heads for Las Vegas and along the way meets Trent (Jamie Kennedy), Brad (Freddie Prinze Jr.), and Joel (Steven Petrarca). She believes that they are her mystical three kings. While in Las Vegas Melba meets her old high-school friend, Dottie Delgato (Veronica Cartwright), and Melba does win a Las Vegas sweepstakes prize. But, Flint learns Melba has won a $1,000,000 prize and wants to take the money from her.
|1. Barfly (1987)|
2. Bloodbrothers (1978)
aka: A Father's Love
3. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
4. Sparkler (1997)
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