|The Bodyguard 1992 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Romance / Musical
Director: Mick Jackson
Cast: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite, Robert Wuhl, Debbie Reynolds, Tomas Arana, Mike Starr, Richard Schiff, Michele Lamar Richards, Christopher Birt, DeVaughn Nixon, Gerry Bamman, Charles Keating
Popular singing star Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) has been threatened by an obsessed fan. Enter Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) who has been hired to protect her. Complications arise when Frank begins to fall for Rachel and fears that her life is truly in danger.
|Chato's Land 1972 PG, 100 min.|
Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, Richard Basehart, James Whitmore, Victor French, Simon Oakland, Ralph Waite, Richard Jordan, Jill Ireland, Lee Patterson
A half-breed Apache (Charles Bronson) is on the run in 1870's New Mexico. He is the suspect in a murder case, and a brutal posse will stop at nothing in the attempt to capture him.
|Cliffhanger 1993 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rooker, John Lithgow, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Leon, Max Perlich, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, Caroline Goodall, Craig Fairbrass, Gregory Scott Cummins, Denis Forest, Michelle Joyner, Trey Brownell
Treasury Department officers, along with $100 million, are skyjacked and crash in the mountains. Along come Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) out of retirement and his ex-partner Hal Tucker (Michael Rooker) as guides. They are ready to save the day. Unfortunately, they end up captured by a gang, led by Qualen (John Lithgow), whose intention is to find the crash site first and plan to use Gabe as their guide. Good photography, stunts, and action.
|Five Easy Pieces 1970 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Bob Rafelson
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Lois Smith, Susan Anspach, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg, Ralph Waite, Sally Struthers, John P. Ryan, Marlena MacGuire, Richard Stahl, Helena Kallianiotes, Lorna Thayer, William Challee
After an extended separation from his wealthy family, California oil rigger Bobby Eroica Dupea (Jack Nicholson) returns to Puget Sound to visit his ailing father Nicholas (William Challee) with his pregnant girlfriend Rayette (Karen Black) in tow. Bobby cannot stand the atmosphere in his family's upper-class mansion and seduces his uptight brother Carl's (Ralph Waite) fiancee Catherine (Susan Anspach). Now pulled between Rayette and Catherine and his family, Bobby cannot decide which way to go and simply runs away from it all. Several Oscar nominations were received including Best Picture, Actor (Nicholson), and Supporting Actress (Black).
|The Grissom Gang 1971 R, 128 min.|
Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Robert Lansing, Connie Stevens, Irene Dailey, Wesley Addy, Joey Faye, Don Keefer, Dots Johnson, Michael Baseleon, Ralph Waite, Hal Baylor, Alvin Hammer, Matt Clark
Heiress Barbara (Kim Darby) is captured by the sadistic, violent Grissom Gang, which is headed by Ma Grissom (Irene Dailey). Its modus operandi: get the ransom, kill the hostage. However, drooling moron Slim (Scott Wilson) falls for Barbara, and she learns how to survive in the ultra violent world. Set around 1930, the film is based on James Hadley Chase's bestseller "No Orchids for Miss Blandish" that was panned at the time of publication as "sadistic pornography." Previously filmed in 1948 as "No Orchids for Miss Blandish."
|Kid Blue 1973 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Western / Comedy
Director: James Frawley
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle, Ben Johnson, Janice Rule, Lee Purcell, Ralph Waite, Clifton James, Howard Hesseman, M. Emmet Walsh, Jose Torvay, Mary Jackson, Jay Varela, Warren Finnerty, Owen Orr
During the early 1900s in Texas, outlaw Kid Blue (Dennis Hopper) fails during a train robbery and tries to adapt to living an honest life. Unsuccessful in his jobs and under the watchful eye of Sheriff "Mean Joe" Simpson (Ben Johnson), Kid Blue–who is now known as Bickford Waner–cannot seem to make it. Finally, he gets a job working in Mr. Hendricks' (Clifton James) ceramics factory making Santa Claus ashtrays. He steals the Christmas payroll and heads to the desert, proving that the outlaw lifestyle is the one for him.
|Last Summer 1969 R, 97 min.|
Director: Frank Perry
Cast: Barbara Hershey, Richard Thomas, Bruce Davison, Catherine Burns, Ernesto Gonzales, Bibi Andersson, Conrad Bain, Ralph Waite, Peter Turgeon, Lou Gary
Four teens–Sandy (Barbara Hershey), Peter (Richard Thomas), Dan (Bruce Davison), and Rhoda (Catherine Burns)–come of age during one summer of discovery on Fire Island. Catherine Burns was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Rhoda.
|Lawman 1971 PG, 98 min.|
Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Sheree North, Joseph Wiseman, Robert Duvall, Albert Salmi, J.D. Cannon, John McGiver, Richard Jordan, Ralph Waite, John Beck, William Watson, Walter Brooke, Charles Tyner
After a drunken spree in Sabbath, during which an old man is accidentally killed, Bannock Marshal Jared Maddox (Burt Lancaster) sets out to arrest those responsible but finds the town against him. The town is run by land baron Vincent Bronson (Lee J. Cobb), and he does not want to punish those responsible. Despite the fact that the town of Sabbath's Marshal Cotton Ryan (Robert Ryan) does not agree, Maddox is not willing to compromise, and a major confrontation lies ahead.
|The President's Man 2000 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Eric Norris, Michael Preece
Cast: Chuck Norris, Dylan Neal, Jennifer Tung, Ralph Waite, Stuart Whitman, Soon-Tek Oh, Jonathan Nichols, Marla Adams, Adam G., Brigitta Dau, Ariel Chipman, Ken Farmer
Aging Secret Service Agent Joshua (Chuck Norris) feels that it's time to train a younger man (Dylan Neal) as his replacement. But when the First Lady is kidnapped by terrrorists, Joshua springs into action.
|Silver City 2004 R, 129 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Mystery
Director: John Sayles
Cast: Chris Cooper, Michael Murphy, Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Huston, Miguel Ferrer, Ralph Waite, Daryl Hannah, Tim Roth, Billy Zane, Kris Kristofferson, Maria Bello, Thora Birch, John C. Ashton, Elizabeth Rainer, James Gammon
In a not very subtle imitation of George W. Bush, Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dickie Pilager (Chris Cooper) reels in a corpse from the lake during the taping of a political ad to roll back pollution controls. His manager, Chuck Raven (Richard Dreyfuss), promptly hires investigator Danny O'Brien (Kris Kristofferson) to look for links between the corpse and political enemies, which results in the discovery of corruption emanating from the Pilager family.
|Sioux City 1994 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
aka: Ultimate Revenge
Director: Lou Diamond Phillips
Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Ralph Waite, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Melinda Dillon, Lise Cutter, Bill Allen, Tantoo Cardinal, Gary Farmer, Apesanahkwat, John Dye, Michael Corbett, Adam Roarke, Michael Corbett, Ronny Quintanar Jr., Jim Great Elk Waters
As an infant, Dr. Jesse Rainfeather Goldman (Lou Diamond Phillips) was given up for adoption. One of the few memories he has of his birth mother involve beatings by an unidentified man. When he goes back to Nebraska to find his mother, he learns that she had died in a fire just a few days before. After discussing the fire with police, his opinion that she was murdered is not popular, and he is beaten later by police officers. His next step is to study his tribe's customs, which leads to performing a ritual in which he contacts his mother's soul hoping for answers to the puzzle.
|The Stone Killer 1973 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, David Sheiner, Norman Fell, Ralph Waite, Walter Burke, John Ritter, Eddie Firestone, Charles Tyner, Paul Koslo, Jack Colvin, Stuart Margolin, Alfred Ryder, Kelley Miles, Lisabeth Hush
A cop, Detective Lou Torrey (Charles Bronson), is transferred to Los Angeles and tracks down low-life gangsters with Mafia connections in this violent–but entertaining–action film.
|Sunshine State 2002 PG-13, 141 min.|
Director: John Sayles
Cast: Edie Falco, Angela Bassett, Jane Alexander, Timothy Hutton, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Edson, Miguel Ferrer, Mary Alice, Ralph Waite, James McDaniel, Bill Cobbs, Alex Lewis, Alan King, Clifton James, Eliot Asinof
Plantation Island off Florida's coast is the location developers have chosen on which to build expensive condos, hotels, and golf courses. But, first, the developers must talk property owners into selling. The owners consist of two side-by-side, but very different, beach communities: Lincoln Beach's African-American community and the tourist town of Delrona Beach.
|1. The Bodyguard (1992)|
2. Chato's Land (1972)
3. Cliffhanger (1993)
4. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
5. The Grissom Gang (1971)
6. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
7. Kid Blue (1973)
8. Last Summer (1969)
9. Lawman (1971)
10. OHMS (1980)
11. The President's Man (2000)
12. Silver City (2004)
13. Sioux City (1994)
aka: Ultimate Revenge
14. The Stone Killer (1973)
15. Sunshine State (2002)
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