|Dinner at Eight 1989 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Cast: Lauren Bacall, Marsha Mason, Charles Durning, Ellen Greene, Harry Hamlin, John Mahoney, Joel Brooks, Tim Kazurinsky, Stacy Edwards, Lenore Kasdorf, Kelly Connell, Jane Alden, Julia Sweeney
This made-for-TV update of the 1933 version, which is based on the George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber play, is adequately done, but the first version certainly is better. It tells the story of a social-climber (Marsha Mason) getting ready to throw an extravagant dinner party for the elite. Lauren Bacall is great as a "trash" novelist.
|Door to Door 2002 TV, 90 min.|
Director: Steven Schachter
Cast: William H. Macy, Helen Mirren, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathy Baker, Joel Brooks, Michael Shanks, Woody Jeffreys, Laurie Murdoch, Shylo Sharity, Brittany Tiplady
Based on a true story, this inspirational made-for-TV film follows the 40-year career of a door-to-door salesman, Bill Porter (William H. Macy), who was born with cerebral palsy. Despite this severe condition, he succeeded through determination and the support of his mother and his assistant.
|Indecent Proposal 1993 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Adrian Lyne
Cast: Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Seymour Cassel, Oliver Platt, Billy Bob Thornton, Rip Taylor, Billy Connolly, Mariclare Costello, Joel Brooks, Pierre Epstein, Danny Zorn, Kevin West, Tommy Bush, Pamela Holt
If you can get past the insane idea that Robert Redford would have to pay for sex, then you will be able to sit back and enjoy this film. The story revolves around a young couple, Diana and David Murphy (Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson) who go to Las Vegas to win money to build their dream house. While there, billionaire John Gage (Robert Redford) offers them $1 million if Diana will spend one night with him. Yes, it is certainly a stretch!
|Skin Deep 1989 R, 102 min.|
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alyson Reed, Julianne Phillips, Chelsea Field, Peter Donat, Don Gordon, Nina Foch, Denise Crosby, Michael Kidd, Joel Brooks, Dee Dee Rescher, Bryan Genesse, Bo Foxworth, Raye Hollitt
An alcoholic writer (John Ritter), constantly on the make, finds a new target in his wife's hairdresser (Julianne Phillips). His wife (Alyson Reed) finds out, and husband is out.
|Spring Break Lawyer 2001 R, 82 min.|
Director: Alan Cohn
Cast: Brad Raider, Sean Murray, Busy Philipps, Gary Grubbs, Adrienne Barbeau, Travis Wester, Chris Wylde, Michael Spound, Shashawnee Hall, Joel Brooks, deMann, Roberto Raad, P.J. Byrne, Jennifer Garms, Jacob Head
Jay (Brad Raider) is kicked out of law school and, with his buddy, medical-school-flunkey Nick (Sean Murray), Jay sets up a law office on the beach to take care of the legal problems resulting from the wild beach parties. And their business takes off.
|Stir Crazy 1980 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Sidney Poitier
Cast: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Georg Stanford Brown, Barry Corbin, Miguel Angel Suarez, Nicolas Coster, Jonathan Banks, Lee Purcell, Charles Weldon, Joel Brooks, Erland van Lidth, Lewis Van Bergen, Karmin Murcelo
Out-of-work friends Harry Monroe and Skip Donahue (Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder) dress up as woodpeckers to promote a bank opening. Their costumes are stolen and used for a bank robbery, and now they are sentenced to 120 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. From there on, comedy reigns as Harry and Skip frustrate prison officials and finally break out of prison to pursue the real thieves. 1 User Review
| 12/22/2009 |
| a classic|
|1. Dinner at Eight (1989)|
2. Door to Door (2002)
3. Indecent Proposal (1993)
4. Skin Deep (1989)
5. Spring Break Lawyer (2001)
6. Stir Crazy (1980)
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