|The Anniversary Party 2001 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Cast: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, Jane Adams, John C. Reilly, John Benjamin Hickey, Parker Posey, Denis O'Hare, Owen Kline, Greta Kline, Clara Demedrano, Norizzela Monterroso, Jennifer Beals
Joe and Sally Therrian (Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh) have reunited after a year's separation–just in time for their sixth wedding anniversary. Friends are invited to their home and presents exchanged, but, when the drug Ecstasy is passed around, the party takes a dreadful turn.
|Bodies, Rest, & Motion 1993 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Michael Steinberg
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Alicia Witt, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Peter Fonda, Warren Burton, Sidney Dawson, Jon Proudstar, Scott Johnson, Rich Wheeler, Scott Frederick, Amaryllis Borrego, Kezbah Weidner
One small weekend can make a difference! Four young adults–Nick (Tim Roth), Beth (Bridget Fonda), Carol (Phoebe Cates), and Sid (Eric Stoltz)– play "Fruit Basket Upset" as their lives are rearranged in just a few short days.
|Bright Lights, Big City 1988 R, 110 min.|
Director: James Bridges
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Swoosie Kurtz, Dianne Wiest, Frances Sternhagen, John Houseman, Jason Robards, Tracy Pollan, William Hickey, Charlie Schlatter, David Warrilow, Alec Mapa, Sam Robards, Gina Belafonte
Based on Jay McInerney's insightful novel, this is the story of Midwesterner Jamie Conway (Michael J. Fox) who heads for New York City to become an author. James has suffered tragedies when his mother (Dianne Wiest) died, and his wife Amanda (Phoebe Cates) left him. He starts working for a major magazine and becomes deeply involved in drugs and alcohol with his friend Tad (Kiefer Sutherland). Jamie is fired from his job, and now has only Tad's cousin Vicky (Tracy Pollan) to come to his much-needed aid.
|Drop Dead Fred 1991 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Ate de Jong
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason, Tim Matheson, Carrie Fisher, Keith Charles, Ashley Peldon, Daniel Gerroll, Ron Eldard, Eleanor Mondale, Bob Reid, Peter Thoemke
Elizabeth's (Phoebe Cates) life is a mess, and to top it off her philandering husband moves out for another woman. Reluctantly, she moves in with her overbearing mother (Marsha Mason). Back in her childhood home, she recalls her imaginary childhood friend, Drop Dead Fred (Rik Mayall), who helped her through her early life. The thoughts bring Drop Dead Fred back, and he sets out to take care of those who have hurt Elizabeth. A dark, dark comedy.
|Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Amy Heckerling
Cast: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston, Eric Stoltz, Vincent Schiavelli, Amanda Wyss, Scott Thomson, Forest Whitaker, Kelli Maroney, Blair Tefkin, D.W. Brown
Lifestyles of teenagers–including jobs, sex, and drugs–are wryly depicted in this film. The story is based on Cameron Crowe's book relating his experiences when he returned to high school and pretended to be a student. While stoned student Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) spends much of his time arguing with his history teacher Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), other students–including Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Linda (Phoebe Cates), Mark (Brian Backer), and Mike (Robert Romanus)–visit the shopping mall, surf, eat fast-food, and experiment with sex. When they do attend class, wild havoc is often the order of the day.
|Gremlins 1984 PG, 111 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Comedy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Joe Dante
Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Scott Brady, Polly Holliday, Glynn Turman, Harry Carey Jr., Keye Luke, Dick Miller, Corey Feldman, John Louie, Don Steele, Judge Reinhold, Arnie Moore, Donald Elson
Billy Peltzer's (Zach Galligan) father Randall (Hoyt Axton) brings home a strange, but lovable, gremlin from a shop in Chinatown. However, Billy is told to never feed it after midnight, never expose it to bright light, and never let it get wet. After an accident occurs, the gremlin is exposed to light and food after midnight. This results in the whole town being threatened by evil offspring of the lovable creature.
|Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Comedy / Horror / Sci-Fi
Director: Joe Dante
Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Tony Randall, Christopher Lee, Dick Miller, Keye Luke, Kathleen Freeman, Haviland Morris, Jackie Joseph, Gedde Watanabe, Shawn Nelson, Howie Mandel
The Gremlins are back, and this time they invade the Clamp Center office building in New York that is owned by billionaire Daniel Clamp (John Glover). Billy (Zach Galligan) and Kate (Phoebe Cates) are also back, and now they work for Clamp. One day, they find a Gremlin in the building. But, it is too late, the Gremlin reproduces a new generation of Gremlins, and their leader Brain Gremlin (voice of Tony Randall) is plotting an escape after dark so that they can wreak havoc on New York. Lots of funny stuff with the gore.
|Paradise 1982 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Romance
Director: Stuart Gillard
Cast: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates, Tuvia Tavi, Richard Curnock, Neil Vipond, Aviva Marks, Joseph Shiloach, Shoshana Duer, Jerry Rosen, Riki Halfon
A teenage couple David and Sarah (Willie Aames and Phoebe Cates) are traveling in a caravan from Baghdad to Cairo in the 1800s. Problems develop when a sheik, The Jackal (Tuvia Tavi), attempts to increase his harem by capturing Sarah. David and Sarah learn about sex while stranded in the desert.
|Princess Caraboo 1994 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Michael Austin
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Jim Broadbent, Wendy Hughes, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Stephen Rea, Peter Eyre, Jacqueline Pearce, Roger Lloyd-Pack, John Sessions, John Wells, John Lynch, Kate Ashfield, Arkie Whiteley, Ewan Bailey
Supposedly based on a true story, this is the tale of a young woman (Phoebe Cates) who shows up in an English village during the early 1800s speaking a strange language. She is taken in by the Worralls (Jim Broadbent and Wendy Hughes) whose butler, Frexos (Kevin Kline) convinces them to have her tried for vagrancy. During the trial, she uses pantomime to convince the magistrate that her name is "Caraboo" and that she is a princess who was kidnapped by pirates but managed to escape by swimming ashore. The Worralls take her back to their home, but a reporter, Gutch (Stephen Rea), still thinks she is a fraud and investigates to find out whether or not Caraboo is telling the truth. Fun, with a good cast and story.
|Private School 1983 R, 97 min.|
aka: Private School...For Girls
Director: Noel Black
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Kathleen Wilhoite, Matthew Modine, Michael Zorek, Fran Ryan, Ray Walston, Sylvia Kristel, Jonathan Prince, Kari Lizer, Richard Stahl, Julie Payne, Frances Bay, Frank Aletter
This teen-sexploitation film features plenty of nudity as the boys from a boys academy mix in their own unique ways with the girls attending a private girls' school.
|Shag 1989 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Zelda Barron
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Scott Coffey, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish, Shirley Anne Field, Page Hannah, Robert Rusler, Jeff Yagher, Tyrone Power Jr., Paul Lieber, Donald Craig, Carrie Hamilton, Jay Baker, Joe Seely, Leilani Sarelle
Despite its plot, this is a surprisingly good comedy. The story takes place during the summer of 1963 when Carson (Phoebe Cates) is getting married. Her friends Melaina (Bridget Fonda), Pudge (Annabeth Gish), and Luanne (Page Hannah) take her for one last fling to Myrtle Beach where the four Southern high-school girls partake of the Summer Fun Festival.
|1. The Anniversary Party (2001)|
2. Bodies, Rest, & Motion (1993)
3. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
4. Date with an Angel (1987)
5. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
6. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
7. Gremlins (1984)
8. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
9. Heart of Dixie (1989)
10. Paradise (1982)
11. Princess Caraboo (1994)
12. Private School (1983)
aka: Private School...For Girls
13. Shag (1989)
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