|Desperate Hours 1990 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, Lindsay Crouse, Kelly Lynch, David Morse, Bob Evans, Elias Koteas, Mike Nussbaum, Shawnee Smith, Danny Gerard, Gerry Bamman, Matt McGrath, John Christopher Jones, John Finn
This is a remake of the 1955 film starring Humphrey Bogart. This time around, Mickey Rourke plays the role of the escaped convict who holds a family hostage. With help from his lawyer, Nancy Breyers (Kelly Lynch), Bosworth (Rourke) escapes from jail and holds the Cornells–Tim (Anthony Hopkins) and Nora (Mimi Rogers) and their family–hostage in their home. FBI agent Brenda Chandler (Lindsay Crouse) is on Bosworth's trail and uses Breyers as the lead she needs to find Bosworth.
|Fatal Attraction 1987 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Adrian Lyne
Cast: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Fred Gwynne, Tom Brennan, Lois Smith, Meg Mundy, Mike Nussbaum, J.J. Johnson, Michael Arkin, Sam Coppola, Eunice Prewitt
This film weaves the suspenseful story that results from the effect of a brief affair. The married man, Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), cannot rid himself of his illicit partner Alex Forrest (Glenn Close). Too late, he realizes her psychotic personality is bent on the destruction of his marriage to Beth (Anne Archer). Several Academy Award nominations include Best Picture, Actress (Close), Supporting Actress (Anne Archer), and Director.
|Harry and Tonto 1974 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Paul Mazursky
Cast: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Chief Dan George, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman, Arthur Hunnicutt, Josh Mostel, Melanie Mayron, Herbert Berghof, Philip Bruns, Rene Enriquez, Cliff De Young, Mike Nussbaum
Harry (Art Carney) is a New York City retired teacher who is evicted from his apartment. He finds a purpose in his life when he and his cat, Tonto, set off on a cross-country trip. Art Carney won the Oscar for Best Actor.
|House of Games 1987 R, 102 min.|
Director: David Mamet
Cast: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala, J.T. Walsh, Willo Housman, William H. Macy, Meshach Taylor, Karen Kohlhaas, Steven Goldstein, Jack Wallace, Ricky Jay, G. Roy Levin
When a psychiatrist (Lindsay Crouse) tries to help her patient (Steven Goldstein) by pleading with the person (Joe Mantegna) to whom he owes a gambling debt, she becomes hopelessly involved in his mysterious world.
|Men in Black 1997 PG-13, 98 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Comedy
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub, Siobhan Fallon, Mike Nussbaum, Jon Gries, Sergio Calderon, Carel Struycken, Fredric Lehne, Richard Hamilton, Kent Faulcon, John Alexander
Federal agents–Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith)–are assigned to monitor alien activity in New York City. They uncover the diabolical plot of an intergalactic terrorist, Edgar (Vincent D'Onofrio), to destroy Earth. Now, Agent K and Agent J race against time to prevent Edgar from accomplishing his dastardly deed. The film won an Academy Award for Best Makeup and received two other nominations.
|Separate But Equal 1991 PG, 186 min.|
Director: George Stevens Jr.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, John McMartin, Graham Beckel, Ed Hall, Lynne Thigpen, Cleavon Little, Mike Nussbaum, Macon McCalman, Randle Mell, William Cain, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Tommy Hollis, John Rothman
Based on one of the most important cases to be heard by the Supreme Court, this is a made-for-TV account of Brown vs. Board of Education, which challenged school segregation based on race. The acting is excellent, with Sidney Poitier as Thurgood Marshall who argued the case, Burt Lancaster as his courtroom opponent John W. Davis, and Richard Kiley as Chief Justice Earl Warren. Lancaster's last role.
|Shadow of a Doubt 1995 TV, 92 min.|
Director: Brian Dennehy
Cast: Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia, Fairuza Balk, Mike Nussbaum, Joe Grifasi, Michael MacRae, Kevin Dunn, Ken Pogue, Brent Jennings, Bruce McGill, Donnelly Rhodes, Fulvio Cecere, Don MacKay, Henry Beckman, Joe Grifasi
Over-the-hill, alcoholic attorney Charlie Sloan (Brian Dennehy) has a chance to get back in the courtroom when an old flame, Robin (Bonnie Bedelia), asks him to defend her daughter, Angel (Fairuza Balk), who has been charged with murder. The prosecution not only takes on the defendant but also takes on Charlie in the courtroom. Can Charlie come through? Made for TV.
|Steal Big, Steal Little 1995 PG-13, 135 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Andrew Davis
Cast: Andy Garcia, Alan Arkin, Rachel Ticotin, Joe Pantoliano, David Ogden Stiers, Charles Rocket, Holland Taylor, Richard Bradford, Kevin McCarthy, Ally Walker, Nathan Davis, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Mike Nussbaum, Rita Taggart, Takaaki Ishibashi
Ruben Partida Martinez (Andy Garcia) is a good citizen, but his identical twin, Robby Martin (Andy Garcia), is a greedy businessman. The twins were adopted by a California couple who subsequently divorced, with the mother taking Ruben and the father getting custody of Robby. When the mother dies, Ruben inherits her Santa Barbara ranch, but Robby decides to stake his claim.
|Things Change 1988 PG, 105 min.|
Director: David Mamet
Cast: Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, J.J. Johnston, Ricky Jay, Mike Nussbaum, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Jack Wallace, Dan Conway
An elderly man (Don Ameche) resembles a Mafia boss who wants him to confess to a gangster's murder. While being coached for the confession, he is mistaken for the real Don and the mistaken identity leads to very funny events.
|1. Desperate Hours (1990)|
2. Fatal Attraction (1987)
3. Harry and Tonto (1974)
4. House of Games (1987)
5. Men in Black (1997)
6. Separate But Equal (1991)
7. Shadow of a Doubt (1995)
8. Steal Big, Steal Little (1995)
9. Things Change (1988)
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