|Charades 1998 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
aka: First Degree
Director: Stephen Eckelberry
Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Erika Eleniak, Jack Scalia, James Wilder, James Russo, Karen Black, Kimberley Kates, Richard Hillman, Robert Fields, James Andronica, Robert Hoffmo, Don Moss, Zoe Clarke-Williams, Jann Karam, Niklaus Lang
Quinn and his wife Laura (James Wilder and Kimberly Kates) host a weekend barbecue for his co-workers. We soon find out that there is a motivation behind the party when Jude (Karen Black) shows up. Jude's husband, who had been the owner of the company, was murdered, and Jude intends to find out "whodunit." A mix of mystery, thriller, and black comedy.
|Fear City 1984 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Mystery
Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Melanie Griffith, Jack Scalia, Rossano Brazzi, Rae Dawn Chong, Joe Santos, Michael V. Gazzo, Jan Murray, Maria Conchita Alonso, Janet Julian, Daniel Faraldo, Ola Ray, John Foster, Emilia Crow
New York prostitutes are being killed, and police try to find the murderer. This film contains plenty of violence and follows the predictable course as good guys try to capture the bad guy. Very good cast wasted.
|I'll Take Manhattan 1987 TV, 450 min.|
Director: Douglas Hickox, Richard Michaels
Cast: Valerie Bertinelli, Francesca Annis, Perry King, Jane Kaczmarek, Ken Olin, Jack Scalia, Barry Bostwick, Paul Hecht, Tim Daly, Robert Addie, Walter Gotell, Adam LeFevre
Based on a novel by Judith Krantz, this TV miniseries tells the story of Maxi's (Valerie Bertinelli) struggles to save her father's empire from her uncle (Perry King), who married her mother after her father's death and is now ruining the publishing business. A long "soaper."
|Red Eye 2005 PG-13, 85 min.|
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson, Jayma Mays, Jack Scalia, Loren Lester, Angela Paton, Suzie Plakson, Dey Young, Max Kasch, Terry Press, Robert Pine, Carl Gilliard, Mary Kathleen Gordon
Lisa boards her flight in Dallas expecting to be back at work the next morning as manager of the Lux Atlantic Hotel in Miami. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, her seat partner, Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy), shows Lisa her father's stolen wallet and reveals that he needs help in killing the Deputy Director of Homeland Security who is scheduled to arrive at her hotel the next day. If Lisa refuses, Jackson will contact his partner and tell him to kill Lisa's father.
|The Rift 1990 N/R, 79 min.|
aka: La Grieta
Director: Juan Piquer Simon
Cast: Jack Scalia, R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise, Deborah Adair, John Toles-Bey, Edmund Purdom, Ely Pouget, Emilio Linder, Tony Isbert, Luis Lorenzo
Finding the cause of the disappearance of an experimental submarine is the mission for another experimental submarine, "Siren II." The crew encounters monsters of the deep during their quest.
|Shattered Image 1994 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Fritz Kiersch
Cast: Jack Scalia, Bo Derek, John Savage, Dorian Harewood, David McCallum, Ramon Franco, Michael Harris, Carol Lawrence, Sully Diaz, Michael Shamus Wiles, Patrick Thomas, Kevin Brophy, Donald Burton, Trent Dolan
During his investigation of the apparent murder of businessman Ben Allgood (David McCallum), FBI agent Brian Dillon (Jack Scalia) zeroes in on his prime suspect, Ben's wife Helen (Bo Derek), who, with her boyfriend David (John Savage), had plotted to have Ben kidnapped. Problems lie ahead during the investigation when Brian falls in love with Helen, and he loses his objectivity.
|Storybook 1995 G, 88 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Lorenzo Doumani
Cast: Sean Fitzgerald, Swoosie Kurtz, Richard Moll, William McNamara, Milton Berle, Gary Morgan, Robert Costanzo, Brenda Epperson Doumani, Jack Scalia, James Doohan, Vinny Argiro, Kathrin Lautner, Heather Lauren Olson, Benjamin Zachary, Ed Begley
Eight-year-old Brandon (Sean Fitzgerald) opens a storybook and, while chasing his dog, magically enters the realm of evil Queen Evilia (Swoosie Kurtz) in the enchanted Storyland. Brandon finds adventure when he helps good Prince Arthur (William McNamara) save the kingdom.
|T-Force 1994 R, 77 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Richard Pepin
Cast: Jack Scalia, Evan Lurie, Erin Gray, Bobby Johnston, Jennifer MacDonald, Vernon Wells, Deron McBee, Martin E. Brooks, Nick DeMauro, Sean Moran, Duke Stroud, Robert Gallo, R. David Smith, Thom Bosco, Chris Jackson
T-Force is the name of the "cybernaut" police team in the early 21st century. After a shootout where innocent people are inadvertently killed, the team is ordered to be disbanded. The members then fend for themselves in an effort to survive outside the law, and police officer Jack (Jack Scalia) is given the duty of tracking down the renegades. Jack reluctantly accepts help from Cain (Bobby Johnston) who is the only cyborg that respects law and order. Plenty of action follows, and, by the end of the hunt, Jack learns to respect Cain.
|1. Charades (1998)|
aka: First Degree
2. Fear City (1984)
3. I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
4. Red Eye (2005)
5. The Rift (1990)
aka: La Grieta
aka: Endless Descent
6. Shattered Image (1994)
7. Storybook (1995)
8. T-Force (1994)
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