|Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy 1997 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Kenneth Johnson
Cast: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Terri Treas, Lauren Woodland, Sean Six, Jeff Marcus, Ron Fassler, Jenny Gago, Peggy McCay, Tim De Zarn, Michael Mantell, Robert Gossett, Jeff Allin, Lane Smith
The detective duo–earthling Matt Sikes (Gary Graham) and alien Newcomer George Francisco (Eric Pierpoint)–is back; this time they are investigating Newcomers programmed to perform peoples' dirty work. The investigation's findings present new problems in George and Susan's (Michele Scarabelli) lives.
|Chain of Command 2000 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: John Terlesky
Cast: Roy Scheider, Michael Biehn, Patrick Muldoon, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ric Young, Sung Hi Lee, William R. Moses, Tom Wright, Philip Tan, Michael Mantell, Byron Field, John Putch, Pat Skipper, Francis Maikai, Herb Mitchell
Secret Service agent Michael Connelly (Patrick Muldoon) is assigned to guard the briefcase that allows the President of the United States, Jack Cahill (Roy Scheider), to release nuclear weapons. When terrorists capture the President and the briefcase, Connelly and Vice President Valdez (Maria Conchita Alonzo) must work together to save the world from a nuclear disaster.
|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.
|Lost Souls 2000 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Drama
Director: Janusz Kaminski
Cast: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, John Hurt, Philip Baker Hall, Elias Koteas, Sarah Wynter, Alfre Woodard, John Beasley, Victor Slezak, John Diehl, Brian Reddy, Paul Kleiman, Brad Greenquist, Oliver Clark, Michael Mantell
The lives of successful author Peter Kelson (Ben Chaplin) and exorcist Maya Larkin (Winona Ryder) cross when Maya finds papers identifying Kelson as the one through whom Satan will become flesh. Maya is a devout Catholic working with Father Lareaux (John Hurt) and John Townshend (Elias Koteas), but Peter does not believe Maya–until he begins experiencing Satanic omens.
|Ocean's Thirteen 2007 PG-13, 113 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Carl Reiner, Shaobo Qin, Michael Mantell, Eddie Jemison
Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and the gang are back in Las Vegas where Danny's mentor Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) has been double-crossed by Willie Banks (Al Pacino) while they partnered in building a new Las Vegas casino. Danny and Rusty (Brad Pitt)–along with the rest of the gang–plot to get revenge by ruining the grand opening of the casino. The plan calls for infiltrating the casino's security system, rigging the casino games so that everyone will win, and emulating an earthquake to get all of those winners away from the gambling tables before they lose their winnings.
|Power 98 1995 R, 89 min.|
Director: Jaime Hellman
Cast: Eric Roberts, Lisa Thornhill, Jason Gedrick, Jack Betts, Michael Mantell, Jennie Garth, Jim Fyfe
Radio personality Karlin Pickett (Eric Roberts) wants to improve ratings, so he recruits young John Price (Jason Gedrick) to go on the air with him. The ploy works, but John's success brings on major problems with his girlfriend Sharon. BUT by now, most viewers will have lost interest.
|Secretary 2002 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Steven Shainberg
Cast: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Patrick Bauchau, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie, Oz Perkins, Jessica Tuck, Amy Locane, Mary Joy, Michael Mantell, Lily Knighr, Sabrina Grdevich, Lacey Kohl, Julene Renee
Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has been released after a short stay at a sanitarium but still practices masochistic behavior, inflicting pain on herself when she encounters her drunken father (Stephen McHattie). Her overprotective mother (Leslie Ann Warren) has encouraged Lee to gain secretarial skills, and now Lee is hired as a secretary in the office of Florida attorney F. Edward Grey (James Spader). Grey often criticizes Lee, and Lee, in turn, thrives on his mental and physical abuse. Even after being fired, Lee plots to get her job–and Grey–back.
|When Billie Beat Bobby 2001 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Jane Anderson
Cast: Holly Hunter, Ron Silver, Matt Letscher, Bob Gunton, Jacqueline McKenzie, Elizabeth Berridge, Vincent Van Patten, Caitlin Martin, Gerry Becker, Michael Mantell, Caroline Aaron, Jack Hallett
The famous "battle of the sexes" tennis match between tennis stars Billie Jean King (Holly Hunter) and Bobby Riggs (Ron Silver) in 1973 is recreated in this made-for-TV film. Seeing an opportunity to cash in on the rise of feminism, over-the-hill Bobby challenged top female tennis stars. The match between him and Billie Jean King at the Astrodome was watched by millions on TV.
|Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough 2005 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Jay Lowi
Cast: Serah D'Laine, Sandra McCoy, Linden Ashby, Ron Melendez, Claire Coffee, Brad Johnson, Michael Mantell, Dina Meyer, Van Epperson, Nikki Griffin, Elena Maria Garcia, Claudio Sad, Eric Fleeks, Zakareth Ruben, Kymberly Newberry
Here comes another sequel, or, like the second of the series, a remake of "Wild Things." Spoiled, rich Marie (Sarah Laine) has a problem: her stepfather, Jay (Brad Johnson), will not part with two valuable diamonds that Marie's mother left for her in the will. Add Elena (Sandra McCoy), from the wrong side of the tracks, to the problem. She accuses Jay of rape and will accept the diamonds as restitution. Plenty of double-crossing and plot twists in this sleazy thriller.
|1. Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997)|
2. Chain of Command (2000)
3. Deterrence (2000)
4. Lost Souls (2000)
5. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
6. Power 98 (1995)
7. Secretary (2002)
8. When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
9. Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough (2005)
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