|American Hot Wax 1978 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Floyd Mutrux
Cast: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Jeff Altman, John Lehne, Moosie Drier, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stewart Steinberg, Jack Edward Ellis, Richard Forbes, Stephen Pearlman, Keene Curtis, Pat McNamara
The 1950s and Rock 'n Roll bring out the best and worst in humanity in this biography of Alan Freed (Tim McIntire)–the center of the controversy involved in the "corrupting" new music.
|Ash Wednesday 2002 R, 98 min.|
Director: Edward Burns
Cast: Edward Burns, Elijah Wood, Rosario Dawson, Oliver Platt, Malachy McCourt, James Handy, Julie Hale, Pat McNamara, Jimmy Burke, Michael Leydon Campbell, Brian Burns, John DiResta, Chris McGovern, Peter Gerety, Brian Delate
Francis (Edward Burns), now a bartender, was once a tough guy in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan. But, after his brother, Sean (Elijah Wood), was (presumably) killed three years ago, in 1980, Francis had gone straight. When Sean is spotted in the neighborhood, the crime boss reacts. Meanwhile, Francis has been very friendly with Sean's widow Grace (Rosario Dawson), and problems follow.
|Blue Thunder 1983 PG-13, 108 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: John Badham
Cast: Roy Scheider, Malcolm McDowell, Candy Clark, Warren Oates, Daniel Stern, Paul Roebling, Joe Santos, David Sheiner, Ed Bernard, Jason Bernard, James Murtaugh, Pat McNamara, James Murtaugh, Jack Murdock, Clifford A. Pellow
The Los Angeles Police Department wants to use the specially modified Blue Thunder helicopter to prevent terrorism during the 1984 Olympics and assigns Frank Murphy (Roy Scheider) to train as the pilot. Meanwhile, the project pilot, Col. F.E. Cochrane (Malcolm McDowell), is conspiring to take over the United States. Murphy uncovers the plot and takes to the skies in a battle for justice. This movie inspired the "Airwolf" TV series about a super helicopter that can do just about anything.
|A Chorus Line 1985 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges, Sharon Brown, Gregg Burge, Michael Douglas, Cameron English, Terrence Mann, Vicki Frederick, Janet Jones, Alyson Reed, Pat McNamara, Timothy Scott, Mansoor Najeeullah, Jan Gan Boyd, Tony Fields
In this film version of the long-running Broadway show, the off-stage lives of struggling performers are revealed as part of their auditions. While harsh director/choreographer Zach (Michael Douglas) puts those auditioning through their paces, his former girlfriend Cassie (Alyson Reed) appears at the theater to try out for the show, and Zach's own past rises to the fore.
|Commandments 1996 R, 87 min.|
Director: Daniel Taplitz
Cast: Aidan Quinn, Courteney Cox, Anthony LaPaglia, Shirl Bernheim, Pamela Gray, Louis Zurich, Pat McNamara, Tom Eldredge
Following his wife's death two years earlier, Dr. Seth Warner (Aidan Quinn) has endured numerous personal catastrophes. Angrily, he directs his wrath at the divine hand of God and determines to systematically break all Ten Commandments.
|Crimes of Passion 1984 R, 101 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Ken Russell
Cast: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin, Annie Potts, Bruce Davison, Stephen Lee, John G. Scanlon, Gordon Hunt, Pat McNamara, Dan Gerrity, Terry Hoyos, Vince McKewin, Norman Burton, James Crittenden
Prostitute or fashion designer–Joanna Crane (Kathleen Turner) cannot seem to decide which way to go. She works as designer "Joanna" by day but at night is streetwalker "China Blue." When Bobby Grady (John Laughlin) is given the job of looking for evidence that Joanna is stealing designs, he sees her turning into China Blue at night. Unhappily married to his wife (Annie Potts), Bobby falls in love with Joanna. But, a fanatic preacher, Rev. Peter Shane (Anthony Perkins), is determined to prevent Bobby and Joanna from ever getting together.
|The Daytrippers 1996 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery / Romance
Director: Greg Mottola
Cast: Hope Davis, Pat McNamara, Anne Meara, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, Campbell Scott, Marcia Gay Harden, Stanley Tucci, Stephanie Venditto, Marc Grapey, Douglas McGrath, Jill Rowe, Andy Brown, Paul Herman, Amy Stiller
Eliza (Hope Davis) discovers a love note that she thinks shows her husband Louis (Stanley Tucci) has been unfaithful. A chain of events results in Eliza's family–Eliza's domineering mother Rita (Anne Meara) and her husband Jim (Pat McNamara), and Eliza's sister Jo (Parker Posey) and her fiance Carl (Liev Schreiber)–cramming into the family station wagon and heading off to New York City to show Louis the incriminating note. The trip, with its participants interacting in close proximity, is the focus of this comedy.
|The Last Time I Committed Suicide 1997 R, 92 min.|
Director: Stephen T. Kay
Cast: Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Tom Bower, Adrien Brody, John Doe, Claire Forlani, Jim Haynie, Marg Helgenberger, Lucinda Jenney, Gretchen Mol, Pat McNamara, Kate Williamson, Amy Smart, Clark Gregg
The 1940s' Beat generation is portrayed in this story about Neal Cassady's (Thomas Jane) relationship with his suicidal girlfriend, Joan (Claire Forlani), and his friendship with a loser, Harry (Keanu Reeves).
|Obsession 1976 PG, 98 min.|
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Cliff Robertson, Genevieve Bujold, John Lithgow, Sylvia Kuumba Williams, Wanda Blackman, Don Hood, Pat McNamara, Stanley Reyes, Nick Kreiger, Stocker Fontelieu
New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland (Cliff Robertson) is haunted by the kidnapping and murder of his wife and daughter. Then, on a visit to Italy, he meets Sandra Portinari (Genevieve Bujold) who eerily resembles his dead wife Elizabeth (also played by Bujold).
|Prototype 1983 TV, 100 min.|
Director: David Greene
Cast: Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Frances Sternhagen, Alley Mills, Arthur Hill, James Sutorius, Stephen Elliott, Doran Clark, Ed Call, Jonathan Estrin, Richard Kuss, Pat McNamara
Under contract to the government, scientist Carl Forrester (Christopher Plummer) builds an Android, Michael (David Morse), that successfully passes as human. When Carl finds out that Michael will be the first of an army of soldiers, he kidnaps Michael, and the chase is on. Made for TV.
|Stone Pillow 1985 TV, 100 min.|
Director: George Schaefer
Cast: Lucille Ball, Daphne Zuniga, William Converse-Roberts, Stephen Lang, Susan Batson, Anna Maria Horsford, Stefan Schnabel, Rebecca Schull, Gloria Cromwell, Patrick Kilpatrick, Pat McNamara, Michael Champagne, Matthew Locricchio, Pat McNamara, Josephine Nichols
Lucille Ball switches from comedy to drama in her role of bag lady Florabelle who carries her possessions in a shopping cart and struggles to survive on the streets of Manhattan. Daphne Zuniga takes on the part of a naive social worker who tries to get Florabelle off the streets.
|1. American Hot Wax (1978)|
2. Ash Wednesday (2002)
3. Blue Thunder (1983)
4. A Chorus Line (1985)
5. Commandments (1996)
6. Crimes of Passion (1984)
7. The Daytrippers (1996)
8. The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
9. Obsession (1976)
10. Prototype (1983)
11. Stone Pillow (1985)
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