|Sgt. Bilko 1996 PG, 92 min.|
aka: Sergeant Bilko
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Cast: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Glenne Headly, Max Casella, Daryl Mitchell, Eric Edwards, Chris Rock, Rance Howard, Dan Ferro, Austin Pendleton, John Marshall Jones, John Ortiz, Pamela Adlon, Mitchell Whitfield
"Sergeant Bilko" is reincarnated from the 1960s' TV series. In this film version, starring Steve Martin in the title role, Major Thorn (Phil Hartman) is Bilko's nemesis as he plots revenge for being bilked over a boxing match 15 years ago.
|She's So Lovely 1997 R, 112 min.|
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Sean Penn, Robin Wright, John Travolta, Harry Dean Stanton, Debi Mazar, James Gandolfini, Gena Rowlands, Susan Traylor, John Marshall Jones, Chloe Webb, Bobby Cooper, James Soravilla, Jamie Bozian, Paul Johansson, Justina Machado
When Maureen (Robin Wright Penn) is raped, her husband Eddie (Sean Penn) freaks out, kills a cop, and is sent to a mental hospital. While her husband is away, Maureen becomes involved with the gentle Joey (John Travolta); they marry, have three children, and then Eddie is released and returns–still retaining his passion for Maureen. Penn won the Cannes Film Festival award for "Best Actor" for his role in this film.
|Taking Care of Business 1990 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne DeSalvo, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott, Hector Elizondo, Veronica Hamel, Mako, Gates McFadden, John de Lancie, Thom Sharp, Ken Foree, John Marshall Jones, Andre Rosey Brown, Terrence E. McNally
Die-hard Cubs' fan/car thief Jimmy (James Belushi) is serving his last two days in prison and wins a pair of World Series tickets to the final game–which includes the Cubs. When the warden refuses to let Jimmy out early, the prison-mates spring Jimmy. Meanwhile, rich businessman Spencer (Charles Grodin) leaves his filofax (holding his personal information, money, and mansion keys) at an airport. Yes, Jimmy finds the filofax and starts the search for Spencer to claim the reward that is offered for the return of the filofax. In the process, he ends up assuming Spencer's identity. Low-level fun, but the Cubs in the World Series? Get real.
|White Men Can't Jump 1992 R, 112 min.|
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell, Cylk Cozart, Kadeem Hardison, Ernest Harden Jr., John Marshall Jones, Marques Johnson, David Roberson
Sidney and Billy (Snipes and Harrelson) are good playground basketball players (and hustlers) who team up in a contest for $5,000. They win, of course, that that's not the end of the story. Too long.
|1. Sgt. Bilko (1996)|
aka: Sergeant Bilko
2. She's So Lovely (1997)
3. Taking Care of Business (1990)
4. White Men Can't Jump (1992)
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