|Action Jackson 1988 PG-13, 96 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Craig R. Baxley
Cast: Carl Weathers, Vanity, Craig T. Nelson, Sharon Stone, Thomas F. Wilson, Bill Duke, Robert Davi, Jack Thibeau, Roger Aaron Brown, Stan Foster, Mary Ellen Trainor, Ed O'Ross, Bob Minor, David Glen Eisley, Dennis Hayden
Sgt. Jericho "Action" Jackson (Carl Weathers) is a tough Black cop who also happens to be a Harvard graduate. He becomes involved in a case against a big-shot auto tycoon, Peter Dellaplane (Craig T. Nelson) and is attracted to Dellaplane's mistress Sydney Ash (Vanity). When Dellaplane tries to frame Jackson for murder, Jackson gets help from Sydney and solves the case. Action, violence, and good-looking women.
|City Heat 1984 PG, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Actiion / Adventure
Director: Richard Benjamin
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Jane Alexander, Rip Torn, Madeline Kahn, Irene Cara, Tony Lo Bianco, Richard Roundtree, William Sanderson, Robert Davi, Nicholas Worth, John Hancock, Jude Farese, Jack Thibeau, Gerald S. O'Loughlin
After his partner is killed, private eye Mike Murphy (Burt Reynolds) reluctantly teams up with a detective, Lieutenant Speer (Clint Eastwood), to pursue gangsters Primo Pitt (Rip Torn) and Leon Coll (Tony Lo Bianco). Murphy and Speer were once good friends, but now they do not trust each other. Despite having a few disputes, as they work together on the case, they respect each other's abilities and become friends once again. Story and screenwriting by Blake Edwards.
|Escape from Alcatraz 1979 PG, 112 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, Fred Stuthman, Garry Goodrow, Danny Glover, Bruce M. Fischer, Frank Ronzio, David Cryer, Madison Arnold, Blair Burrows
Alcatraz was supposedly escape-proof, or so it was thought, until 1962 when three prisoners–Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) and the Anglin brothers Clarence and John (Jack Thibeau and Fred Ward)–actually swam away into San Francisco Bay. This is a good prison film, and Clint Eastwood does a great job.
|The Hitcher 1986 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Robert Harmon
Cast: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn, John M. Jackson, Billy Green Bush, Jack Thibeau, Gene Davis, Henry Darrow, Colin(3) Campbell, Armin Shimerman, Jon Van Ness, Tony Epper, Tom Spratley
On a car trip to California, Jim (C. Thomas Howell) picks up psychotic hitchhiker John Ryder (Rutger Hauer), and, from that point on, his excursion turns into a nightmare. John points a switchblade at Jim's crotch, but when Jim escapes, a game of cat-and-mouse begins. John is a serial killer, and he leaves corpses of victims in their cars for Jim to discover, and Jim is framed as the chief suspect in the killings. When Jim meets truck-stop waitress Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh), the two of them set out, evading the police, to stop John's murder spree and clear Jim's name.
|Lethal Weapon 1987 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitch Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Mary Ellen Trainor, Ed O'Ross, Traci Wolfe, Steve Kahan, Jack Thibeau, Jackie Swanson, Bill Kalmenson, Lycia Naff, Grand L. Bush
L.A. cops Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh (Mel Gibson and Danny Glover) employ different methods to uncover a drug dealing operation. As a recent widower, Riggs is a loose cannon, and Murtaugh, who is about to celebrate his 50th birthday, is a cautious family man. They are on the trail of trained killers led by The General (Mitch Ryan) whose top henchman Joshua (Gary Busey) will stop at nothing to achieve success in drug smuggling. Great action and clever humor. You don't have to think too hard–just enjoy. Three sequels follow.
|Ms. 45 1981 R, 84 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: Angel of Vengeance
Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Zoe Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, Helen McGara, Nike Zachmanoglou, Jack Thibeau, Abel Ferrara, Peter Yellen, S. Edward Singer, Editta Sherman, Stanley Timms, Faith Peters, Lawrence Zavaglia, Alex Jachno, Nancy Ulrich
A young mute woman, Thana (Zoe Lund), was abused and raped twice in a 24-hour period. After killing the second rapist (Peter Yellen), Thana seeks revenge by killing males during an insane killing spree. The story's climax comes at a Halloween party where Thana dresses in a nun's habit and is armed with a .45 strapped to her thigh.
|Sudden Impact 1983 R, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Audrie J. Neenan, Jack Thibeau, Nancy Parsons, Mara Corday, Michael Currie, Mark Keyloun, Albert Popwell, Bette Ford, Joe Bellan, Paul Drake, Kevyn Major Howard
This is the fourth in a series of "Dirty Harry" movies in which "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Clint Eastwood) uses his own form of crime control. In this sequel, Harry is in San Paulo working on a case involving a woman who shoots her male victims in the genitals and kills them. Harry meets rape victim Jennifer Spencer (Sondra Locke) who, unknown to Harry, is the killer he is searching for. Jennifer, like Harry, finds her own way for revenge, and, once again, events will lead to Harry's unique solutions.
|1. Action Jackson (1988)|
2. City Heat (1984)
3. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
4. The Hitcher (1986)
5. Lethal Weapon (1987)
6. Ms. 45 (1981)
aka: Angel of Vengeance
7. Sudden Impact (1983)
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