|The Gambler 1974 R, 111 min.|
Director: Karel Reisz
Cast: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Jacqueline Brookes, Morris Carnovsky, Burt Young, Stuart Margolin, M. Emmet Walsh, Vic Tayback, James Woods, Carmine Caridi, Steven Keats, London Lee, Allan Rich, Carl W. Crudup
Gambling addict Axel Freed (James Caan) is a professor at a New York university. However, when he is not in his classroom, Axel gambles and cannot be convinced that he has an illness. His family–mother Naomi (Jacqueline Brooke) and grandfather A.R. Lowenthal (Morris Carnovsky)–have helped him as has his girlfriend Billie (Lauren Hutton), but now he is hopelessly in debt. Axel owes thousands to his bookie Hips (Paul Sorvino) who is losing patience with him, and Axel now is forced to deal with the vindictive world of loan sharks.
|Ghost Story 1981 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: John Irvin
Cast: Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Craig Wasson, Patricia Neal, Alice Krige, Jacqueline Brookes, Brad Sullivan
Fifty years after four New Englanders took part in an evil deed, they (and their sons) are now haunted by the past.
|The Good Son 1993 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Joseph Ruben
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Jacqueline Brookes, Quinn Culkin, Ashley Crow, Guy Strauss, Keith Brava, Jerem Goodwin, Andria Hall, Bobby Huber, Mark Stefanich, Rory Culkin
Mark (Elijah Wood) moves into the home of his cousin, Henry (Macaulay Culkin), following his mother's tragic death. After getting to know Henry, Mark discovers that there is a dark side to his cousin that is apparent only to him.
|Last Embrace 1979 R, 102 min.|
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, Christopher Walken, Sam Levene, John Glover, Charles Napier, Jacqueline Brookes, David Margulies, Lou Gilbert, Andrew Duncan
Roy Scheider plays a paranoid government agent who believes that someone is trying to kill him. He meets a graduate student (Janet Margolin) and the suspense begins.
|The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 PG-13, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Drama
Director: David Zucker
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Robert Goulet, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Richard Griffiths, Jacqueline Brookes, Anthony James, Lloyd Bochner, Tim O'Connor, Peter Mark Richman, Ed Williams, John Roarke, Margery Ross, Peter Van Norden
Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is still on the police force, and now he is involved in keeping ecology safe by stopping the power brokers from talking the country into passing a new energy policy. Drebin investigates when energy czar Dr. Albert S. Meinheimer (Richard Griffiths) is kidnapped by the energy industries–with help from villain Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet)–so that they can substitute a conspirator in his place who will then enact an energy policy more favorable to those who supply the energy. Once again, Jane (Priscilla Presley) is there to help Drebin. Still lots of funny things going on.
|The Werewolf of Washington 1973 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Horror
Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg
Cast: Dean Stockwell, Katalin Kallay, Biff McGuire, Clifton James, Michael Dunn, Beeson Carroll, Jane House, Barbara Spiegel, Despo Diamantidou, Thayer David, Nancy Andrews, Henry Ferrentino, Jacqueline Brookes
White House Press Secretary Jack Whittier (Dean Stockwell) is bitten by a werewolf while visiting Hungary, returns to Washington, D.C., and turns into a deadly beast at night attacking politicians. Now, the President (Biff McGuire) appears to be his next intended victim.
|Whispers in the Dark 1992 R, 105 min.|
Director: Christopher Crowe
Cast: Annabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Anthony LaPaglia, Jill Clayburgh, John Leguizamo, Deborah Kara Unger, Anthony Heald, Alan Alda, Jacqueline Brookes, Gene Canfield, Joseph Badalucco Jr., Bo Dietl
This psychological thriller involves a psychiatrist, Ann Hecker (Annabella Sciora); her patient, Eve (Deborah Kara Unger); and her boyfriend, Doug (Jamey Sheridan). After Eve is murdered, Ann realizes that she and Eve have both been dating Doug, and now she suspects that Doug is the murderer.
|Without a Trace 1983 PG, 120 min.|
Director: Stanley R. Jaffe
Cast: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing, Jacqueline Brookes, Keith McDermott, Kathleen Widdoes, William Duell, William H. Macy, Danny Corkill
Based on a true story (with a different ending) this is the tale of Susan Selky's (Kate Nelligan) ordeal when her six-year-old son (Danny Corkill) disappears after leaving home to walk to school. 1 User Review
|lmckrc 08/04/2009 |
| Really good movie, stayed with me even though I saw it over 20 years ago.|
|1. The Entity (1982)|
2. The Gambler (1974)
3. Ghost Story (1981)
4. The Good Son (1993)
5. Last Embrace (1979)
6. The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
7. The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
8. Whispers in the Dark (1992)
9. Without a Trace (1983)
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