|Best Defense 1984 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Willard Huyck
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Dudley Moore, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza, Helen Shaver, David Rasche, Mark Arnott, Peter Michael Goetz, Tom Noonan, Joel Polis, Paul Comi, Darryl Henriques, John A. Zee, Matthew Laurance, Christopher Maher
An inventor for the military (Dudley Moore) has produced a piece of equipment that simply does not do what was expected. That would be fine except that the military has opted to employ the invention and a soldier (Eddie Murphy) finds it impossible to work with it.
|Fatal Vision 1984 TV, 192 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: David Greene
Cast: Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint, Andy Griffith, Gary Cole, Barry Newman, Gary Grubbs, Mitch Ryan, Albert Salmi, Joel Polis, Wendy Schaal, Scott Paulin, Barry Corbin, Alexandra Johnson, Paddi Edwards, Frank Dent
In 1970, a military doctor's pregnant wife and two small daughters were brutally murdered in their home. During the investigation of this real life case, the murdered woman's father becomes increasingly suspicious of his son-in-law's role in the murder. He convinces the police to focus their scrutiny on the doctor. An Emmy went to Malden for his job as the father.
|The Sleepwalker Killing 1997 TV, 88 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: John Cosgrove
Cast: Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Nordling, Charles Esten, Natalia Nogulich, Lisa Darr, Sean Murray, Victor Love, Marisa Coughlan, Sam Anderson, Julianna McCarthy, Joel Polis, John Rubinstein, Norman Parker, Sarah Bibb, Marykate Harris
Mark (Charles Esten) turns himself into the police saying that he may have killed his mother-in-law but cannot remember it. Could he have been sleepwalking? Made for TV.
|The Thing 1982 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Richard Dysart, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Richard Mazur, Donald Moffat, Charles Hallahan, Keith David, Peter Maloney, Thomas G. Waites, Joel Polis, Norbert Weisser, Larry J. Franco, Nate Irwin
In this remake of the 1951 film, an American scientific expedition, whose 12 members include MacReady (Kurt Russell) and Copper (Richard Dysart) goes to Antarctica and finds a spaceship embedded in the ice. Strange occurrences begin, and it is soon evident that the expedition is in deep trouble when The Thing appears, and it becomes evident that The Thing can mutate into anyone that it kills. Lots of gory special effects.
|Tumbleweeds 1999 PG-13, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Cast: Janet McTeer, Kimberly J. Brown, Jay O. Sanders, Gavin O'Connor, Lois Smith, Laurel Holloman, Michael J. Pollard, Noah Emmerich, Ashley Buccille, Cody McMains, Linda Porter, Brian Tahash, Josh Carmichael, Sara Downing, Joel Polis
Mary Jo Walker (Janet McTeer) has run away from every person she has had a relationship with except for one person: her 12-year-old daughter, Ava (Kimberly J. Brown). As the story begins, this twosome are on the way to San Diego leaving behind Mary Jo's fourth husband. Once "settled in," Ava finds her niche, but Mary Jo is still a piece of work in progress. Janet McTeer received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
|1. Best Defense (1984)|
2. Fatal Vision (1984)
3. The Sleepwalker Killing (1997)
4. The Thing (1982)
5. Tumbleweeds (1999)
6. Twilight Man (1996)
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