|Batteries Not Included 1987 PG, 107 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Director: Matthew Robbins
Cast: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Pena, Michael Carmine, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tom Aldredge, Jane Hoffman, John DiSanti, John Pankow, MacIntyre Dixon, Michael Greene, Doris Belack, Wendy Schaal, Jose Angel Santana
This entertaining movie produced by Steven Spielberg is all about delightful space creatures that look like household appliances coming to the rescue of an odd assortment of tenants in a building about to be torn down. Jessica Tandy and her real life husband, Hume Cronyn, make this worth watching.
|Lenny 1974 R, 112 min.|
Director: Bob Fosse
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck, Gary Morton, Rashel Novikoff, Guy Rennie, Frankie Man, Michelle Yonge, Kathryn Witt, Monroe Myers, John DiSanti
Comedian Lenny Bruce is portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in this well-made film showing Bruce's trials and tribulations as seen through the eyes of his wife (Valerie Perrine), his mother (Jan Miner), and his agent (Stanley Beck). It received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Actor (Hoffman), Actress (Perrine), and Director.
|Outrageous Fortune 1987 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: Bette Midler, Shelley Long, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky, John Schuck, George Carlin, Anthony Heald, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Christopher McDonald, Florence Stanley, Jerry Zaks, John DiSanti, Diana Bellamy, Gary Morgan, J.W. Smith
Aspiring actresses Sandy (Bette Midler) and Lauren (Shelley Long) are both in love with Michael (Peter Coyote). When Michael vanishes under mysterious circumstances, Sandy and Lauren try to track him down. During their cross-country search, they learn that Michael is an espionage agent for a foreign country, and this, in turn, leads them into involvement with the CIA.
|The Presidio 1988 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Peter Hyams
Cast: Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden, Mark Blum, Dana Gladstone, Jenette Goldstein, Marvin J. McIntyre, Don Calfa, Robert Lesser, John DiSanti, James Hooks Reynolds, Curtis W. Sims, Rick Zumwalt, Rosalyn Marshall
While stationed at the Presidio, Army M.P. Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell (Sean Connery) has run-ins with San Francisco cop Jay Austin (Mark Harmon) over jurisdictional matters. Things really heat up when Harmon becomes interested in Caldwell's pretty daughter Donna (Meg Ryan).
|Running Scared 1986 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama
Director: Peter Hyams
Cast: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel, Joe Pantoliano, Jimmy Smits, Dan Hedaya, Jon Gries, Tracy Reed, Larry Hankin, John DiSanti, Don Calfa, Betty Carvalho, Robert Lesser, Louis Perez
In this comedy/action film, cool undercover policemen Ray Hughes and Danny Costanzo (Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal) set out to stop Julio Gonazales' (Jimmy Smits) drug trafficking in Chicago. But, after their boss Captain Logan (Dan Hedaya) chews them out for blowing the cover on the operation, they leave Chicago and take a forced vacation in Key West where they enjoy the sunshine. They have so much fun in Key West that they decide to retire–after they return to Chicago and put an end to Julio and his drug ring. Hines and Crystal play well off each other and make this an enjoyable movie.
|The Star Chamber 1983 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Peter Hyams
Cast: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Sharon Gless, Yaphet Kotto, James Sikking, Joe Regalbuto, Don Calfa, John DiSanti, Otis Day, Jack Kehoe, Larry Hankin, Dick Anthony Williams, Margie Impert, Dana Gladstone, David Proval
Judges who are frustrated with turning criminals free on technicalities become members of "The Star Chamber" and decide to mete out their own punishments without regard for constitutional law. When his colleague Benjamin Caulfield (Hal Holbrook) invites young judge Steve Hardin (Michael Douglas) to join the secret organization, Hardin uncovers a diabolical plot and, in the process, becomes their target.
|1. Batteries Not Included (1987)|
2. Lenny (1974)
3. Outrageous Fortune (1987)
4. The Presidio (1988)
5. Running Scared (1986)
6. The Star Chamber (1983)
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