|American Dreamer 1984 PG, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Rick Rosenthal
Cast: JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Coral Browne, James Staley, Huckleberry Fox, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jean Rougerie, Pierre Santini, Leon Zitrone, Andre Valard, Robin Coleman, Alain Flick, Yassan Khan, Christian de Tilliere
Ohio housewife Cathy Palmer (JoBeth Williams) wins a trip to Paris after writing a chapter for a book in a mystery writing contest. Cathy arrives in Paris and is hit in the head when knocked down by a car in an accident. Upon awakening in the hospital, Cathy has no memory of her past life and believes that she is the James Bond-type heroine, Rebecca Ryan, the spy she wrote about in the contest. She meets Alan McMann (Tom Conti) and does not know that he is the ghost writer of the novel for which she won the prize. Together, they experience adventures involving spies and other villains before Cathy finally regains her memory.
|Misunderstood 1984 PG, 91 min.|
Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Cast: Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox, Susan Anspach, Maureen Kerwin, June Brown, Helen Ryan, Nadim Sawalha, Nidal Ashkar
After the death of their mother, two young sons rely on their father (Gene Hackman) to help them overcome their emotional trauma.
|Pharaoh's Army 1995 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
Director: Robby Henson
Cast: Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Kris Kristofferson, Robert Joy, Richard Tyson, Frank Clem, Huckleberry Fox, Will Lucas, Mac Miles, Robert E. Simpson, Maude Mitchell, Rebecca Ryland, Scott Coffman, Gale Wilson, Stacie Coffman
A Union Army officer, Captain John Hull Abston (Chris Cooper), leads four of his men in an attempt to steal livestock from a Kentucky farm. Sarah Anders (Patricia Clarkson) is in charge of the farm, which she tends while her husband is off fighting for the CSA. When one of the soldiers injures himself on the farm, the other Union soldiers decide to wait for him to heal. Not a good idea, as conflicts ensue.
|Terms of Endearment 1983 PG, 132 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Danny DeVito, Betty King, Huckleberry Fox, David Wohl, Lisa Hart Carroll, Troy Bishop, Norman Bennett, F. William Parker
This excellent comedy/drama covers three decades in the relationship of Aurora Greenaway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Debra Winger). Aurora has overly protected Emma during her childhood until Emma finally escapes to marry college professor Flap (Jeff Daniels). But that marriage is doomed when Flap begins an affair with a college student, and Emma turns to a married man (John Lithgow) for solace. Meanwhile, Aurora deals with being a grandmother while finding her own consolation in her next-door neighbor, astronaut Garrett Breedlove (Jack Nicholson). Academy Awards were received for Best Picture, Actress (MacLaine), Supporting Actor (Nicholson), Director, and Writing. There were also six nominations, including Best Actress (Winger) and Supporting Actor (Lithgow).
|1. American Dreamer (1984)|
2. Misunderstood (1984)
3. Pharaoh's Army (1995)
4. Terms of Endearment (1983)
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