|The Day Reagan Was Shot 2001 TV, 98 min.|
Director: Cyrus Nowrastch
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Crenna, Yannick Bisson, Colm Feore, Michael Murphy, Holland Taylor, Kenneth Welsh, Leon Pownall, Robert Bockstael, Beau Starr, Alex Carter, Andrew Tarbet, Christian Lloyd, Sean McCann, Jack Jessop
On March 30, 1981, John Hinkley shot President Reagan in an assassination attempt. This made-for-cable TV film covers the events that followed over the next day as the confused (according to the film) Reagan staff reacted. Based on press accounts and other written materials.
|Dead Poets Society 1989 PG, 128 min.|
Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Allelon Ruggiero, Norman Lloyd, Kurtwood Smith, James Waterston, Carla Belver, Leon Pownall, George Martin, Joe Aufiery
An interesting, unconventional literature teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), in "the best prep school in America" challenges his students to question conventional views. A great performance by Williams, who was nominated for an Oscar. The film also received nominations for Best Picture and Director, and won for Best Writing.
|Dirty Pictures 2000 R, 104 min.|
Director: Frank Pierson
Cast: James Woods, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Leon Pownall, David Huband, Judah Katz, R.D. Reid, Matt North, Allegra Fulton, Muzzi Michele
Protection of the First Amendment is the subject of this docudrama, which reenacts the 1990 trial of Cincinnati museum director Dennis Barrie (James Woods). Barrie was prosecuted for exhibiting the sexually explicit photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. An interesting examination of the museum's right to use controversial art in its exhibition.
|Four Minutes 2005 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Charles Beeson
Cast: Jamie MacLachlan, Christopher Plummer, Amy Rutherford, Shaun Smyth, Philip Craig, Chris Wiggins, Leon Pownall, Greg Morris, Jonathan Watton, Grahame Wood, Drew Carnwath, Audrey Gardiner, Darcy Dale Dunlop, Shaun Austin-Olsen, Graham Harley
This is the story of the first man to run a mile in under four minutes: Roger Bannister (Jamie MacLachlan). Roger was one of Great Britain's top runners, but he considered running as a sideline to his medical studies at Oxford. However, he came to realize how important it was for Great Britain to have a hero after World War II when he failed to win a medal in the 1952 Olympics. Thus, he began a rigorous, scientific training program to be the first man to run a mile in under four minutes with tough Archie Mason (Christopher Plummer) as his trainer.
|How the West Was Fun 1994 G, 85 min.|
Director: Stuart Margolin
Cast: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Martin Mull, Michele Greene, Patrick Cassidy, Ben Cardinal, Leon Pownall, Peg Phillips, Wes Tritter
During what was supposed to be an uncomplicated visit to their grandmother's ranch, Susie and Jessica (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) get in the middle of a fracas with would-be developers who have other plans for the dude ranch.
|1. The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)|
2. Dead Poets Society (1989)
3. Dirty Pictures (2000)
4. Four Minutes (2005)
5. How the West Was Fun (1994)
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