|Drunks 1995 R, 90 min.|
Director: Peter Cohn
Cast: Richard Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Dianne Wiest, Parker Posey, Amanda Plummer, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Spalding Gray, Liza Harris, George Martin, Sam Rockwell
Jim (Richard Lewis) falls off the wagon after his wife dies. Meanwhile, we watch and listen to the rest of his AA group's problems. This film does not do a service for AA efforts.
|Game Day 1999 R, 106 min.|
Director: Steven Klein
Cast: Richard Lewis, Sean Squire, Gerry Becker, Frank Gorshin, Alicia Minshew, Brenton Birmingham, Lee Bryan, Valorie Hubbard, Hillel Meltzer, Kenny Albertas
Alcoholic doper Steve Adler (Richard Lewis) is also a basketball coach fired from a high-profile college after losing championship games too many times. Now he is coach of a second-rate team in a second-rate backwoods town. He brings the team to the championship game and another chance to win–at basketball if not in life. This drama/comedy is just another rags-to-riches sports story going nowhere.
|Hugo Pool 1997 R, 92 min.|
Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Robert Downey Jr., Richard Lewis, Malcolm McDowell, Alyssa Milano, Cathy Moriarty, Sean Penn, Bert Remsen, Chuck Barris, Sean Glenn
Swimming pool attendant Hugo Dugay (Alyssa Milano) lives and works in a world of bizarre clients, including babbling idiot Franz Mazur (Robert Downey Jr.) and wheelchair-bound ALS victim Floyd Gaylen (Patrick Dempsey) with whom she falls in love.
|Leaving Las Vegas 1995 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mike Figgis
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis, Steven Weber, Kim Adams, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Valeria Golino, Xander Berkeley, Emily Procter, Stuart Regen, Graham Beckel, Carey Lowell, Thomas Kopache
This is a haunting love story about alcoholic Ben Sanderson (Nicolas Cage) who is bent on drinking himself to death in Las Vegas when he meets Sera (Elisabeth Shue), a troubled prostitute. Clinging to each other in their platonic relationship, they both move beyond their desperate selves into a somewhat better place. An American tragedy. Nicolas Cage won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and three other nominations were received, including Best Director and Actress (Shue).
|Once Upon a Crime 1992 PG, 94 min.|
Director: Eugene Levy
Cast: John Candy, James Belushi, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young, Richard Lewis, Ornella Muti, Giancarlo Giannini, George Hamilton, Roberto Sbaratto, Joss Ackland, Caterina Boratto, Elsa Martinelli
Americans–Phoebe (Sean Young) and Julian (Richard Lewis)–meet in Rome, find a missing dachshund, and decide on a trip from Rome to Monte Carlo in order to collect a $5,000 reward for the dog's return.
|Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 PG-13, 102 min.|
Director: Mel Brooks
Cast: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, Dave Chappelle, Mark Blankfield, Tracey Ullman, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Dick Van Patten, Isaac Hayes, Megan Cavanagh, Eric Allan Kramer, Matthew Porretta, Patrick Stewart
The evil Prince John (Richard Lewis) and his henchman, the Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees), are oppressing the people while King Richard (Patrick Stewart) is in exile. Robin Hood (Cary Elwes) gathers together a band of men to protect the people, and, in his spare time, Robin Hood falls in love with Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck). The humor is delightful, and, while a satire, this film somehow brings to life all that Robin Hood represents in the genre of swashbuckling heroes.
|Wagons East 1994 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Western / Adventure
Director: Peter Markle
Cast: John Candy, Richard Lewis, John C. McGinley, Ellen Greene, Robert Picardo, Ed Lauter, William Sanderson, Rodney A. Grant, Russell Means, Charles Rocket, William Tucker, Tony Pierce, Derek Senft, Robin McKee, Joel McKinnon Miller
Not all settlers in the latter half of the 1800s could handle the challenges of the frontier. One such group hires drunken wagon master James Harlow (John Candy) to lead them East to St. Louis. The adventures of the oddball group are chronicled in this film. John Candy died during the shooting of the film.
|The Wrong Guys 1988 PG, 86 min.|
Director: Danny Bilson
Cast: Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Franklyn Ajaye, Tim Thomerson, Brion James, Biff Manard, John Goodman, Ernie Hudson, Timothy Van Patten
Yes, there are even reunions for Cub Scout members, and at this reunion the five decide to go on a camping trip. That was a mistake, since they get involved in several misadventures, including running across childhood enemies and an escaped convict. Too poorly written and acted to be funny for these stand-up comedians, but it may appeal to those who liked the "Police Academy" series.
|1. An All-Star Toast to the Improv (1988)|
2. Drunks (1995)
3. Game Day (1999)
4. Hugo Pool (1997)
5. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
6. Once Upon a Crime (1992)
7. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
8. Wagons East (1994)
9. The Wrong Guys (1988)
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