|Beautiful 2000 PG-13, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Sally Field
Cast: Minnie Driver, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Joey Lauren Adams, Kathleen Turner, Leslie Stefanson, Bridgette Wilson, Kathleen Robertson, Michael McKean, Gary Collins, Linda Hart, Brent Briscoe, Colleen Rennison, Jacqueline Steiger, Sylvia Short, Herta Ware
Mona (Minnie Driver) is determined to gain fame and fortune via the "Miss American Miss" contest. But first she must pawn off her illegitimate daughter, Vanessa (Hallie Kate Eisenberg), on her friend Ruby (Joey Lauren Adams). When Ruby is sent to jail for a crime she did not commit, Mona is forced to reevaluate her priorities.
|The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest 2002 PG-13, 105 min.|
Director: Mick Jackson
Cast: Adam Garcia, Jake Busey, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Enrico Colantoni, Anjul Nigam, Gregory Jbara, Dan Butler, Rob Benedict, Linda Hart, Shiva Rose, Chandra West, Heather Paige Kent, Stoney Westmoreland, John Rothman
Andy Kasper (Adam Garcia) gets a job at a research facility where he recruits computer geeks, and they come up with a revolutionary PC. Now that they have come up with their unusual product, they must find a way to market it.
|Get Shorty 1995 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini, David Paymer, Miguel Sandoval, Martin Ferrero, Jon Gries, Renee Props, Jacob Vargas, Linda Hart, Bobby Slayton
Miami loan shark Chili Palmer (John Travolta) heads for Hollywood to collect on a gambling debt from B-movies producer Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman). After meeting Harry, Chili stays on to be part of the film business when Harry convinces him that he has a great script that could be Academy Award material IF Harry can convince a major star, Martin Weir (Danny DeVito), to take the lead role. Meanwhile, Harry is in cahoots with drug dealer Bo Catlett (Delroy Lindo) who also wants in on the action. Bette Midler and Harvey Keitel are among several guest stars in this enticing crime story.
|Gypsy 1993 TV, 142 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Director: Emile Ardolino
Cast: Bette Midler, Cynthia Gibb, Peter Riegert, Edward Asner, Christine Ebersole, Michael Jeter, Andrea Martin, Linda Hart, Anna McNeely, Jennifer Rae Beck, Tony Shalhoub, Sean Sullivan, Jeffrey Broadhurst, Rachel Sweet, Lacey Chabert
This TV remake of the Jules Styne/Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical is based on famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee (Cynthia Gibb) and involves her relationship with her domineering stage mother, Mama Rose (Bette Midler). Mama Rose has dreamed of stardom but having failed now concentrates on her daughters June (Jennifer Rae Beck) and Louise (Gibb) in her effort to turn them into vaudeville stars. Louise does succeed, but, instead of becoming a vaudeville star, she gains fame as burlesque stripper "Gypsy Rose Lee."
|Stella 1990 PG-13, 109 min.|
Director: John Erman
Cast: Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado, Stephen Collins, Marsha Mason, Eileen Brennan, Linda Hart, Ben Stiller, William McNamara, Charles W. Gray, John Bell, Ashley Peldon, Alisan Porter, Kenneth Kimmins, Bob Gerchen
This is an update to Olive Higgins Prouty's novel "Stella Dallas," though it strays far afield from the book or earlier movie versions. As Stella's daughter matures, her single mother (Midler) decides it is time for the father to contribute financially to the daughter.
|Texas Justice 1995 PG-13, 175 min.|
Director: Dick Lowry
Cast: Peter Strauss, Heather Locklear, Dennis Franz, Lewis Smith, Susan Walters, Chris Mulkey, Linda Hart, Ned Vaughn, Bill Smitrovich, Dean Norris, Shannon Whirry, Brandon Smith
This made-for-TV film is based on a true story and involves the trial of Texas millionaire Thomas Cullen Davis (Peter Strauss) whose lawyer, Richard "Racehorse" Haynes (Dennis Franz), defends him in the case of attempted murder of his ex-wife (Heather Locklear).
|Tin Cup 1996 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Linda Hart, Dennis Burkley, Rex Linn, Richard Lineback, Lou Myers, Mickey Jones, George Perez, Michael Milhoan, Peter Jacobson
Kevin Costner and Ron Shelton re-team ("Bull Durham") in this film about the sport of golf. The story revolves around "Tin Cup" McAvoy (Kevin Costner) whose gambling ruined his chances on the pro circuit. Now he lives in a Winnebago overlooking the driving range he runs. One day, psychologist Molly Griswold (Rene Russo) stops by, and "Tin Cup" is smitten. One major problem exists: Molly's boyfriend David Simms (Don Johnson).
|Wicked 1998 R, 87 min.|
Director: Michael Steinberg
Cast: Julia Stiles, William R. Moses, Patrick Muldoon, Vanessa Zima, Michael Parks, Chelsea Field, Louise Myrback, Linda Hart, Amaryllis Borrego, Casey Rion, Patrick McTavish, Connie Blankenship, Venessa Verdugo, Kyle Sabihy, Sterling Macer Jr.
Fourteen-year-old Ellie (Julia Stiles) knows exactly what she is doing after her mother's (Chelsea Field) mysterious murder. Ellie takes her mother's place, dresses in her wardrobe, wears her makeup, and sleeps with her father, Ben (William R. Moses). All the while, Detective Boland (Michael Parks) snoops around, finding more than one suspect in the homicide.
|1. Beautiful (2000)|
2. The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)
3. Get Shorty (1995)
4. Gypsy (1993)
5. Stella (1990)
6. Texas Justice (1995)
7. Tin Cup (1996)
8. Wicked (1998)
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