|The Blue Iguana 1988 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: John Lafia
Cast: Dylan McDermott, Jessica Harper, James Russo, Pamela Gidley, Tovah Feldshuh, Dean Stockwell, Yano Anaya, Flea, Michele Seipp, Katia Schkolnik, John Durbin, Don Pedro Colley, Pedro Altamirano
This spoof on private-eye movies involves the blackmail of bounty hunter Vince Holloway (Dylan McDermott) by I.R.S. agents (Tovah Feldshuh and Dean Stockwell). Under pressure, Holloway agrees to travel to the Latin American town of El Diablo to stop the illegal transfer of $20 million between crooked banker Cora (Jessica Harper) and gangster Reno (James Russo). Double crosses reign in a very tough environment.
|Cherry 2000 1987 PG-13, 99 min.|
Director: Steve DeJarnatt
Cast: Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Ben Johnson, Tim Thomerson, Brion James, Harry Carey Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Pamela Gidley, Michael C. Gwynne, Marshall Bell
A science fiction film about women androids who are used only for making love. When a man breaks his robot/sex toy, he is led through the desert by a flesh and blood soldier of fortune (Melanie Griffith) and encounters maniacal renegades.
|Jane Austen's Mafia! 1998 PG-13, 84 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jim Abrahams
Cast: Jay Mohr, Lloyd Bridges, Billy Burke, Christina Applegate, Pamela Gidley, Olympia Dukakis, Jason Fuchs, Joe Viterelli, Tony Lo Bianco, Seth Adkins, Blake Hammond, Philip Suriano, Vincent Pastore, Gregory Sierra, Marisol Nichols
Vincenzo Cortino (Lloyd Bridges) rose from a poor Sicilian background to the top of the U.S. Mafia. After an attempt on his life, his son Anthony (Jay Mohr) heads for Las Vegas and runs a casino where things get complicated.
|Liebestraum 1991 R, 109 min.|
Director: Mike Figgis
Cast: Kevin Anderson, Pamela Gidley, Bill Pullman, Kim Novak, Graham Beckel, Zach Grenier, Thomas Kopache, Taina Elg, Max Perlich, Catherine Hicks
Nick (Kevin Anderson) is called back to his hometown by his dying mother (Kim Novak). Thus begins the story of an old scandal, his own affair with his boyhood friend's wife, and other brooding moments. While director Figgis does his usual great job of presenting his story beautifully, the story itself is not all that good in this instance.
|The Little Vampire 2000 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Uli Edel
Cast: Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter, Alice Krige, Rollo Weeks, John Wood, Pamela Gidley, Tommy Hinkley, Anna Popplewell, Dean Cook
Based on the characters from Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's popular children's series, this story is about eight-year-old Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki) whose family moves from San Diego to Scotland. Tony is lonely until he meets a young vampire, Rudolph (Rollo Weeks). The boys become close friends, and it is possible that, through Tony, Randolph and his family may escape their vampire existence and gain the condition of being human.
|Paper Hearts 1993 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
aka: Cheatin' Hearts
Director: Rod McCall
Cast: James Brolin, Sally Kirkland, Pamela Gidley, Kris Kristofferson, Jim Magee, Michael(3) Moore, Gary Naylor, Laura Johnson, Renee Estevez, Mickey Cottrell, Helen Evans, Mark Voltura, Paula Baz, Ed Ostertag, Jackson D. Kane
The joys of a wedding are marred when Henry (James Brolin), the father who deserted his family years before, returns to attend his younger daughter Kat's (Renee Estevez) big event. Henry, with his new girlfriend Patsy (Laura Johnson) in tow, arrives with divorce papers for his estranged wife Jenny (Sally Kirkland). He is greeted with coolness by Jenny and older daughter Samantha (Pamela Gidley). Family squabbles ensue. Jenny turns to her friend Tom (Kris Kristofferson) for solace, and, once again, Henry leaves his family.
|Permanent Record 1988 PG-13, 92 min.|
Director: Marisa Silver
Cast: Alan Boyce, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Rubin, Michelle Meyrink, Pamela Gidley, Michael Elgart, Richard Bradford, Dakin Matthews, Barry Corbin, Kathy Baker
This film does a good job of dealing with teenage suicide. The plot involves Chris (Keanu Reeves) whose best friend kills himself, and the focus is on the effect of the tragedy on those friends left behind.
|Thrashin' 1986 PG-13, 93 min.|
Director: David Winters
Cast: Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, Pamela Gidley, Chuck McCann, Brett Marx, Sherilyn Fenn, Brooke McCarter, Josh Richman, David Wagner, Tony Alva
Street skating is the theme of this rather lame movie about a skateboarder (Josh Brolin) who runs into trouble when he appears in L.A. for a skateboard contest.
|The Treat 1998 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Jonathan Gems
Cast: Julie Delpy, Georgina Cates, Pamela Gidley, Daniel Baldwin, Patrick Dempsey, Seymour Cassel, Vincent Perez, Alfred Molino, Michael York, Yancy Butler, Larry Drake, Mark Boone Junior, Richmond Arquette, George Lee Jones, Stuart Lancaster
This story follows prostitutes–Francesca (Julie Delpy), Mimi (Georgina Cates), and Dolly (Pamela Gidley)–working out of a nightclub as they engage in all kinds of assorted kinky sex with dirty old men when they go to the mayor candidate's (Seymour Cassel) birthday party.
|Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992 R, 135 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Mystery / Fantasy / Thriller
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Kyle MacLachlan, Dana Ashbrook, David Bowie, Harry Dean Stanton, Kiefer Sutherland, James Marshall, Grace Zabriskie, Pamela Gidley, David Lynch, Peggy Lipton, Moira Kelly, Miguel Ferrer, Heather Graham
This film was followed by the TV series and told of the events that would later haunt the characters in the series. Laura's (Sheryl Lee) last days are spent with her boyfriend James Hurley (James Marshall) and her best friend Donna Hayward (Moira Kelly). At night, however, drug-addicted Laura hangs out with dope dealer Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook). When Laura's father, Leland (Ray Wise), learns of Laura's double life he goes into a fit of rage, which ends in tragedy for Laura and her friends.
|1. The Blue Iguana (1988)|
2. Cherry 2000 (1987)
3. Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)
4. Liebestraum (1991)
5. The Little Vampire (2000)
6. Paper Hearts (1993)
aka: Cheatin' Hearts
7. Permanent Record (1988)
8. Thrashin' (1986)
9. The Treat (1998)
10. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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