|Fortress 1993 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: Christopher Lambert, Kurtwood Smith, Loryn Locklin, Clifton Collins Jr., Lincoln Kilpatrick, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Towles, Vernon Wells, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Alan Zitner, Denni Gordon, Eric Briant Wells, Dragicia Debert, Heidi Stein, Harry Nurmi
Set in the future, this story is about John Henry Brennick (Christopher Lambert) and his wife, Karen (Loryn Locklin), who are thrown into prison for having a baby–in violation of population control laws. Their sentence includes mind control, laser beams for cell bars, and a stomach probe that electronically causes intense pain. Despite the odds, John plots their escape.
|Taking Care of Business 1990 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne DeSalvo, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott, Hector Elizondo, Veronica Hamel, Mako, Gates McFadden, John de Lancie, Thom Sharp, Ken Foree, John Marshall Jones, Andre Rosey Brown, Terrence E. McNally
Die-hard Cubs' fan/car thief Jimmy (James Belushi) is serving his last two days in prison and wins a pair of World Series tickets to the final game–which includes the Cubs. When the warden refuses to let Jimmy out early, the prison-mates spring Jimmy. Meanwhile, rich businessman Spencer (Charles Grodin) leaves his filofax (holding his personal information, money, and mansion keys) at an airport. Yes, Jimmy finds the filofax and starts the search for Spencer to claim the reward that is offered for the return of the filofax. In the process, he ends up assuming Spencer's identity. Low-level fun, but the Cubs in the World Series? Get real.
|1. Fortress (1993)|
2. Taking Care of Business (1990)
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