|Deterrence 2000 R, 101 min.|
Director: Rod Lurie
Cast: Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sean Astin, Clotilde Courau, Badja Djola, Mark Thompson, Uzi Gal, Kathryn Morris, Michael Mantell
In the year 2008, U.S. President Emerson (Kevin Pollak), who took office after the death of the elected president, is now running for his own term as president. He and his staff get snowed in at a small diner in Colorado. That's a good time for Saddam Hussein's son, now running Iraq, to invade Kuwait and kill hundreds of members of the American peacekeeping force. The President warns that he will nuke Iraq if they don't retreat, and Hussein counters with his own threats. So, Emerson asks the people in the diner what to do. Made in 1998 but sat on the shelf until the 2000 release.
|Inherit the Wind 1999 PG, 127 min.|
Director: Daniel Petrie
Cast: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Piper Laurie, Beau Bridges, Tom Everett Scott, John Cullum, Kathryn Morris, Lane Smith, Brad Greenquist, Peter Mackenzie
Based on the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, this made-for-TV offering features Jack Lemmon in the role of defense attorney Henry Drummond, while George C. Scott takes on the role of the grumpy prosecutor, Matthew Harrison Brady. The excellent cast provides a high level of drama in this classic argument over the right to teach evolution in schools.
|Mindhunters 2004 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Christian Slater, Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Jonny Lee Miller, Eion Bailey, Clifton Collins Jr., Will Kemp, Kathryn Morris, Patricia Velasquez, Cassandra Bell, Trevor White
As part of their training for the FBI psychological program, seven young agents are sent to a remote island where they are to track down a serial killer, the Puppetmaster. But the game turns deadly serious when one of them turns out to be a serial killer who is killing off the other trainees, one by one. Now, those remaining must look for clues to figure out who is trying to murder them.
|Minority Report 2002 PG-13, 145 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Kathryn Morris, Tim Blake Nelson, Peter Stormare, Lois Smith, Steve Harris, Mike Binder, Neal McDonough, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jessica Capshaw, Daniel London, Richard Coca
Based on one of Philip K. Dick's great short stories, the plot adopts the premise that investigators can find and arrest killers before they commit murders. In a twist of fate, Detective John Adderton (Tom Cruise), who heads up the department in charge of predicting murders, is identified as a future killer. Now, he must uncover the circumstances to clear his name.
|Paycheck 2003 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Thriller / Mystery
Director: John Woo
Cast: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Joe Morton, Michael C. Hall, Peter Friedman, Kathryn Morris, Ivana Milicevic, John Cassini, Fulvio Cecere, Christopher Kennedy, Callum Keith Rennie, Michelle Harrison
Reverse engineer Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) disassembles cutting-edge technology in order to improve on it for the competition. He wakes up one day with no recollection of the past two years because his memory has been erased so he cannot expose his employers. Worse yet, it appears that those employers are out to kill him, and Jennings must put together pieces of a puzzle to save his own life.
|Resurrecting the Champ 2007 PG-13, 111 min.|
Director: Rod Lurie
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo, Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, Teri Hatcher, Kristen Shaw, Nick Sandow, David Paymer, Harry Lennix, Peter Coyote, Ryan McDonald
Erik (Josh Hartnett) worked as a sports reporter for the Denver Times but is not regarded highly at the office. His estranged wife Joyce (Kathryn Morris) is an esteemed editor for the same paper, and the new editor-in-chief, Metz (Alan Alda), is not a fan of Erik's work. Erik is concerned about his personal life and tries to be a hero to his six-year-old son Teddy (Dakota Goyo) by making up stories about his relationships with sports heroes. Then one day Erik finds a homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) stumbling in the alley after a beating. He tells Erik that he is the former boxing champion "Battling" Bob Satterfield. Now Erik has a purpose in life to tell the story of this fallen sports hero, and while dedicating himself to writing an honest story, Erik re-examines his professional and personal lives and improves them both.
|1. Deterrence (2000)|
2. Inherit the Wind (1999)
3. Mindhunters (2004)
4. Minority Report (2002)
5. Paycheck (2003)
6. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
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