|Desperate Choices: To Save My Child 1992 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Andy Tennant
Cast: Joanna Kerns, Bruce Davison, Reese Witherspoon, Joseph Mazzello, Jeremy Sisto, Bruce McGill, Steven Gilborn, Rondi Reed, Ron Canada, J.D. Hall, Phillip Curry, Larry Brandenburg, William Newman
Carefree teenager Cassie (Reese Witherspoon) is diagnosed with leukemia, and her life depends on a bone-marrow transplant from her six-year-old half-brother Willy (Joseph Mazzello). Now, her parents (Joanna Kerns and Bruce Davison) marriage comes under great strains as they make a decision that could risk one child's life to save the other.
|Fargo 1996 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare, Steve Reevis, Kristin Rudrud, John Carroll Lynch, Tony Denman, Gary Houston, Warren Keith, Larry Brandenburg, Bruce Bohne
This film by Joel and Ethan Coen is based on actual events that took place in Fargo, ND. Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) plots to have his wife (Kristin Rudrud) kidnapped so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell). Frances McDormand won an Oscar as Best Actress for her role as the pregnant policewoman. An Oscar also went to the Coens for Writing, and five other nominations were received, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (William H. Macy).
|The Mod Squad 1999 R, 94 min.|
Director: Scott Silver
Cast: Claire Danes, Omar Epps, Giovanni Ribisi, Dennis Farina, Josh Brolin, Steve Harris, Michael Lerner, Toby Huss, Richard Jenkins, Larry Brandenburg
The Mod Squad–Julie Barnes (Claire Danes), Lincoln Hayes (Omar Epps), and Peter Cochran (Giovanni Ribisi)–are redeemed souls serving on the LAPD. As an updated version of the 1960's TV show, the Mod Squad is still investigating crime. This time around, it is a conspiracy behind the murder of their boss that draws the attention. From its opening scene, this film suffers from a downhill slide into mediocrity.
|Mo' Money 1992 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Peter MacDonald
Cast: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl, Harry Lennix, Marlon Wayans, Mark Beltzman, Quincy Wong, Kevin Casey, Larry Brandenburg, Garfield, Almayvonne, Richard E. Butler, Matt Doherty, Evan Lionel Smith
Johnny (Damon Wayans) is a con man with his brother Seymour (Marlon Wayans) on the streets of Brooklyn . Johnny decides to go straight after meeting Amber (Stacey Dash) and gets a job in the mail room of a credit card company where she works. He needs money to impress Amber–so he steals a credit card. Things get tough when he is caught in the act (on camera) by the security chief who drags Johnny into big-time crime.
|The Santa Clause 1994 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy / Drama
Director: John Pasquin
Cast: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Peter Boyle, Mary Gross, Larry Brandenburg, Paige Tamada, Jayne Eastwood, Melissa King, Bradley Wentworth, Azura Bates, Joshua Satok, Judith Scott
Santa Claus fell off the roof and Charlie Calvin (Eric Lloyd) talks his father, Scott (Tim Allen), into taking on the chore of delivering gifts. Problems arise when Charlie's mother and new husband (Wendy Crewson and Judge Reinhold) have doubts about Scott's abilities to parent.
|The Shawshank Redemption 1994 R, 142 min.|
Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, William Sadler, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Proval, Larry Brandenburg, Neil Guintoli, Brian Libby, Joseph Ragno, Jude Ciccolella
Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) has been falsely convicted of murder and sentenced to Shawshank State Prison in Maine. Once there, he learns just how tough prison can be. One shining light in his newfound Hell is Red (Morgan Freeman) who shows Andy how to work the prison system to survive. Set in the 1940s, this film is based on a Stephen King short story. Seven Academy Award nominations were received, including Best Picture and Actor (Morgan Freeman).
|What the #$*! Do We Know? 2004 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicenti
Cast: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Barry Newman, Robert Bailey Jr., John Ross Bowie, Armin Shimerman, Robert Blanche, Larry Brandenburg, Daniela Serra, James Drake
During Amanda's (Marlee Matlin) attempt to find answers about life, psychiatrists, doctors, physicists, scientists, and philosophers speak intermittently throughout the film on the subjects of religion and science as well as that intersecting line that separates them.
|1. Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992)|
2. Fargo (1996)
3. The Mod Squad (1999)
4. Mo' Money (1992)
5. The Santa Clause (1994)
6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
7. What the #$*! Do We Know? (2004)
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