|Bean 1997 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Mel Smith
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Larry Drake, John Mills, Danny Goldring, Johnny Galecki, Chris Ellis, Andrew Lawrence, Peter Egan, Peter Capaldi, June Brown, Peter James
When an ineffective museum caretaker, Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), arrives in Los Angeles to preside at an art gallery exhibit featuring the famous painting, "Whistler's Mother," young curator David Langley (Peter MacNicol) is forced to put up with Bean's havoc-producing antics.
|Misunderstood 1984 PG, 91 min.|
Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Cast: Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn, Huckleberry Fox, Susan Anspach, Maureen Kerwin, June Brown, Helen Ryan, Nadim Sawalha, Nidal Ashkar
After the death of their mother, two young sons rely on their father (Gene Hackman) to help them overcome their emotional trauma.
|Oliver Twist 1985 TV, 330 min.|
Director: Gareth Davies
Cast: Ben Rodska, Eric Porter, Frank Middlemass, Scott Funnell, Lysette Anthony, Amanda Harris, Michael Attwell, Godfrey James, Brian Badcoe, Norman Rutherford, June Brown, Keith Campbell, Nicholas Bond-Owen, David King, David Garlick
This is an enjoyable British TV miniseries based on Charles Dickens' tale about the experiences of street urchin Oliver (Ben Rodska). The evil Fagin (Eric Porter) tutors Oliver in the art of pickpocketing, and Oliver starts working the streets–until he finds out that he is entitled to a large inheritance.
|Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971 R, 110 min.|
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton, Maurice Denham, Bessie Love, Vivian Pickles, Harold Goldblatt, Richard Pearson, Frank Windsor, Thomas Baptiste, June Brown, Hannah Norbert, Marie Burke
In this story of a bisexual love triangle, set in London during the early 1970s, Bob Elkin (Murray Head) is the lover of both Dr. Daniel Hirsh (Peter Finch) and Alex Greville (Glenda Jackson)–who happen to share the same answering machine service. Bob and Alex agree to babysit for the five children of Alva and Bill Hodson (Vivian Pickles and Frank Windsor), but on Saturday morning Bob excuses himself and leaves. Alex knows that he is headed off to see Daniel and does not handle the problem well–all of which Bob will learn when he returns on Sunday. This is a groundbreaking film on the subject of homosexuality. Great performances make this adult drama an event well-worth viewing. Oscar nominations were received for Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Jackson), and Best Director.
|1. Bean (1997)|
2. Misunderstood (1984)
3. Oliver Twist (1985)
4. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
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