|48 Hrs. 1982 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Brion James, Sonny Landham, Jonathan Banks, Kerry Sherman, James Keane, Tara King, Greta Blackburn, Marot Rose, Denise Crosby
Convict Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) is granted a two-day furlough in which he is told to aid a San Francisco police detective Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) in the search for cop killers. This unlikely couple works well together as they intersperse comedy with violence, and the result is a top-notch Comedy/Action film. This is Eddie Murphy's screen debut.
|Armed and Dangerous 1986 PG-13, 88 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama
Director: Mark L. Lester
Cast: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia, Meg Ryan, Kenneth McMillan, Brion James, Don Stroud, Steve Railsback, Jonathan Banks, Larry Hankin, Robert Burgos, Tony Burton
Recently kicked off the police force following false charges, Frank Dooley (John Candy) is hired along with disbarred lawyer Norman Kane (Eugene Levy), and they take jobs as security guards at a Los Angeles firm. Crime lord Michael Carlino (Robert Loggia) is running a smuggling operation out of the firm, and Dooley and Kane uncover the foul play. But, will these two naive security guards have what it takes to bring about law and order?
|Beverly Hills Cop 1984 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Martin Brest
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Lisa Eilbacher, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Jonathan Banks, Stephen Elliott, Paul Reiser, Gilbert R. Hill, Art Kimbro, Joel Bailey, Bronson Pinchot, Michael Champion
This is Eddie Murphy's first portrayal of Axel Foley, the Detroit "cop from Hell." When Foley tracks a friend's killer back to Southern California, he finds that the ultra-snooty citizens of Beverly Hills are not quite ready for him. Neither are the cops who find themselves involved with a big time cocaine smuggler. Murphy steals the show.
|Boiling Point 1993 R, 90 min.|
Director: James B. Harris
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Seymour Cassel, Jonathan Banks, Tony Lo Bianco, Valerie Perrine, Paul Gleason, Christine Elise, Lorraine Evanoff, Stephanie Williams, Tobin Bell, Bobby Hosea
When scam-artist Red Diamond (Dennis Hopper) is released from prison along with dim-witted Ronnie (Viggo Mortensen), they join forces. Their new business goes bad when Ronnie kills a treasury agent. The partner of the deceased agent, Jimmy Mercer (Wesley Snipes), wants to avenge the partner's death and is given one week in which to find the killers of his partner before he is transferred. At the same time, Diamond is trying to come up with money owed to the Mafia, and he is trying to deal with his long-suffering wife Mona (Valerie Perrine). A final showdown at the local dance hall lies ahead.
|Cold Steel 1987 R, 91 min.|
Director: Dorothy Ann Puzo
Cast: Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, Jonathan Banks, Jay Acovone, Adam Ant, Eddie Egan, Sy Richardson, Anne Haney, Ron Karabatsos, William Lanteau
Cop Johnny Modine (Brad Davis) is on the trail of disfigured Iceman (Jonathan Banks) after Iceman killed Johnny's father. But Iceman also has a score to settle with Johnny: when both were police cadets, they were attacked by a gang that left Iceman scarred for life and killed another friend. It's just not fair that Johnny came away unscathed, and so after the obligatory chases, etc., showdown time arrives.
|Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy
Director: Simon Wincer
Cast: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Alec Wilson, Serge Cockburn, Aida Turturro, Paul Rodriguez, Gerry Skilton, Steve Rackman
"Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan), along with Sue (Linda Kozlowski) are back, but this time around the couple has produced a young son (Serge Cockburn). Sue takes the lead in an investigation that results in uncovering a smuggling plot.
|Dark Blue 2003 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, Ving Rhames, Michael Michele, Brendan Gleeson, Kurupt, Lolita Davidovich, Dash Mihok, Jonathan Banks, Khandi Alexander, Dana Lee, Chapman Russell Way, Jim Cody Williams, Marin Hinkle, Eloy Casados
During April, 1992–just five days before four White LAPD officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King–Special Investigations Squad veteran Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell) and rookie Bobby Keough (Scott Speedman) are sent to investigate a quadruple homicide. It doesn't take long for young Bobby to become disillusioned. He witnesses Perry's unethical tactics and the department's corruption when orders go out to kill two sex criminals and pin the homicide on them.
|Flipper 1996 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure
Director: Alan Shapiro
Cast: Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan, Jonathan Banks, Isaac Hayes, Chelsea Field, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Wesson, Mal Jones, Louis Seeger Crume, Bill Nolan, Mary Jo Faraci, Allison Bertolino
Sandy (Elijah Wood) is spending the summer visiting his uncle, Porter (Paul Hogan), in Key West, Florida. One day while boating with Porter, Sandy spots a dolphin, dubs him Flipper, and they form an attachment. When Sandy and Porter learn that toxic waste is being dumped locally, they realize the harm that could come to Flipper, and they set out to track down the culprit (Jonathan Banks).
|Foolish 1999 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Dave Meyers
Cast: Eddie Griffin, Master P, Amie Petersen, Frank Sivero, Jonathan Banks, Andrew Dice Clay, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Marla Gibbs, Anthony Boswell, Bill Nunn, Daphne Duplaix, John Marlo, Traci Bingham, Clifton Powell, Anthony Johnson
Two brothers, Foolish Waise (Eddie Griffin) and Fifty Dollah Waise (Master P), have their differences in what they want out of life. Foolish wants a show business career, and Fifty Dollah is involved with crime lord El Dorado Ron (Andrew Dice Clay). When Fifty Dollah has a conflict with El Dorado and is backed against the wall, the brothers support each other and decide to become business partners in the world of show business.
|Frances 1982 R, 140 min.|
Director: Graeme Clifford
Cast: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Jeffrey DeMunn, Bart Burns, Jordan Charney, Kevin Costner, Anjelica Huston, Jonathan Banks, Bonnie Bartlett, James Brodhead, Jane Jenkins, Rod Colbin, Daniel Chodos, Lee de Broux
Actress Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange) had everything going for her–except the ability to adapt to stardom, and her controlling mother (Kim Stanley) does not help the situation. As a solution to her problems, Frances resorts to alcohol, and her mother has her committed to an insane asylum. While in the asylum, a brain operation is performed on Frances, and she is raped by inmates. Finally, Frances is released to her mother's custody where she must remain until she comes up with a legal way to break away from her mother. Lange won an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the rebellious actress who was silenced by the Hollywood establishment.
|Freejack 1992 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Geoff Murphy
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Jonathan Banks, David Johansen, Amanda Plummer, Grand L. Bush, Frankie Faison, Wilbur Fitzgerald, John Shea, Esai Morales, Jerry Hall, Glen Trotiner, Jody Waddell
Auto racer Alex Furlong (Emilio Estevez) is snatched by time travel into the year 2009. The intent is to use Furlong's body to house the soul of a tycoon, McCandless (Anthony Hopkins). Good chase scenes ensue with Mick Jagger as a bounty hunter.
|Harvey 1998 TV, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Director: George Schaefer
Cast: Harry Anderson, Swoosie Kurtz, Leslie Nielsen, William Schallert, Robert Wisden, Alf Humphreys, Ingrid Tesch, Jonathan Banks, Brendan Beiser, Jessica Hecht, Lynda Boyd, Lisa Akey, Dolores Drake, Alex Ferguson
In this made-for-TV version of "Harvey," Harry Anderson takes on the role of Elwood P. Dowd whose relationship with invisible rabbit Harvey may get him committed to an insane asylum.
|Outlaw Justice 1999 R, 90 min.|
Director: Bill Corcoran
Cast: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Travis Tritt, Waylon Jennings, Danny Sullivan, Sancho Gracia, Jonathan Banks, Jorge Bosso, Eduardo Hererra, Tony Isbert
After a gunslinger is shot while surrendering, the old gang is re-formed by two "retired" gunfighters (Nelson and Kristofferson) to avenge the shooting.
|Proud American 2008 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Documentary / Drama
Director: Fred Ashman
Cast: Jonathan Banks, Dennis Haskins, Michael Barreta, Marc McClure, Kimberlin Brown, Jane Le, Mackenzie Rosman, Hayley Chase, Jon Jon Briones, Michael G. Davis, Chris Emerson, Grant Goodeve, Sara Hackney, Richard Kaszonyi, Michelle Ashman
Beautiful American scenes and patriotic music emphasize the theme of this film about patriotism and tie together the stories that are interwoven in a tribute to the American spirit. Among the stories is the saga of a Vietnamese refuge (Jane Le) who is befriended by her American classmates and, later becomes a successful businesswoman. Another tale involves Brazilian immigrant Carlos (Michael Barreta) who, with help from Mr. Moretti (Jonathan Banks), rises in the restaurant business and then joins the Navy Seals. Carlos is injured in the line of duty and begins a new, productive life as a wheelchair athlete. And the stories continue as they celebrate the spirit of American citizens.
|Rage 1980 TV, 100 min.|
Director: William A. Graham
Cast: David Soul, James Whitmore, Yaphet Kotto, Caroline McWilliams, Vic Tayback, Sharon Farrell, Craig T. Nelson, Robert Davi, Darleen Carr, Jonathan Banks, Tom Noonan, Randy Brooks, Gary Walberg, John Durren, James Gammon
This is an insightful look at therapy provided for rapists and the odds about them repeating their crimes.
|Reign Over Me 2007 R, 124 min.|
Director: Mike Binder
Cast: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland, Robert Klein, Melinda Dillon, Mike Binder, Jonathan Banks, Rae Allen, Paula Newsome, John de Lancie, Paul Butler
Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) has it all: a great job, loving wife (Jada Pinkett Smith), and beautiful daughters. One evening, Alan runs into his college roommate Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) and learns that Charlie once had everything Alan has, but Charlie's wife and children died when the plane crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11. Charlie now suffers post-traumatic stress disorder. When Alan realizes that Charlie needs help, their friendship is rekindled. Alan hangs out with Charlie and draws him back, at least part-way, into the normal world and, in the process recognizes and finds solutions for his own troubles.
|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.
|Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann 1982 PG, 93 min.|
Director: William Dear
Cast: Fred Ward, Belinda Bauer, Peter Coyote, Richard Masur, Tracey Walter, Ed Lauter, L.Q. Jones, Chris Mulkey, Macon McCalman, Jonathan Banks
Through the magic of a time machine, Lyle Swann (Fred Ward) is transported to 1875 where he rides his motorcycle in the Mexican desert and meets an assortment of bandits, murderers, and rapists.
|Trash 1999 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Mark Anthony Galluzzo
Cast: Jeremy Sisto, Eric Michael Cole, Jaime Pressly, Grace Zabriskie, Jonathan Banks, Daniel Joseph, Charles Venturi, Marisa Ryan, Veronica Cartwright, Brian Krause
Another coming-of-age film hits the screen with this one set in poverty-ridden trailer parks in Florida. Two friends (Jeremy Sisto and Eric Michael Cole) deal with the death of a mutual friend in different ways.
|Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Geoff Murphy
Cast: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Katherine Heigl, Morris Chestnut, Everett McGill, Nick Mancuso, Kurtwood Smith, Peter Greene, Dale Dye, Brenda Bakke, Andy Romano, David Gianopoulos, Sandra Taylor, Jonathan Banks, Wren T. Brown
Navy SEAL/cook veteran Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal) has his work cut out for him when he tries to diffuse a plot to destroy both Washington D.C. and the Pentagon. The villain, Travis Dane (Eric Bogosian) hijacks the Grand Continental train to aid in the plot, but here comes our hero to the rescue.
|1. 48 Hrs. (1982)|
2. Armed and Dangerous (1986)
3. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
4. Boiling Point (1993)
5. Cold Steel (1987)
6. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
7. Dark Blue (2003)
8. Flipper (1996)
9. Foolish (1999)
10. Frances (1982)
11. Freejack (1992)
12. Harvey (1998)
13. Outlaw Justice (1999)
14. Proud American (2008)
15. Rage (1980)
16. Reign Over Me (2007)
17. Stir Crazy (1980)
18. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
19. Trash (1999)
20. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
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