|All of Me 1984 PG-13, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Carl Reiner
Cast: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Richard Libertini, Jason Bernard, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Dana Elcar, Eric Christmas, Gailard Sartain, Neva Patterson, Peggy Feury, Nan Martin, Michael Ensign, Basil Hoffman, Hedley Mattingly
This is one of those out-of-the-body comedies in which a lawyer (Steve Martin) must share half of his body with filthy rich, bad-tempered female client Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin) who had planned to inhabit the body of a young beautiful woman, Terry Hoskins (Victoria Tennant). All sorts of funny situations occur as the two sides fight, especially in the bathroom.
|Animal Behavior 1989 PG, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Kjehl Rasmussen, H. Anne Riley
Cast: Karen Allen, Armand Assante, Holly Hunter, Josh Mostel, Richard Libertini, Alexa Kenin, Jon Matthews, Nan Martin, Crystal Buda, Ivan Bonar, Vivian Warfield, Janni Brenn, Cynthia Vance, Steven Kent Foster, Joyce Brothers
Dr. Alex Bristow (Karen Allen) is psychologist so caught up in her communication with chimpanzee experiments, in which she uses sign language, that she ignores music professor Mark Mathias' (Armand Assante) attempts to woo her. Believing that he is married, Alex accepts Mark's help with her project, and, after watching video tapes of Mark playing with her chimp Michael, she becomes interested in Mark. After a number of problems, Mark explains that he is not married, and a romance blooms.
|Awakenings 1990 PG-13, 121 min.|
Director: Penny Marshall
Cast: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller, Max von Sydow, Ruth Nelson, Anne Meara, Richard Libertini, Judith Malina, Alice Drummond, Laura Esterman, Barton Heyman, George Martin, Dexter Gordon
Neurologist Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) works in the chronic-care ward of a hospital in the Bronx where he gives the new drug L-DOPA to patient Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro) who is in a semi-comatose state. The drug works, and Lowe is gradually awakened after 30 years. He experiences the wonder of life and love, and this success with L-DOPA encourages Sayer to administer the drug to his other patients. Oscar nominations included Best Picture and Actor (De Niro).
|Best Friends 1982 PG, 116 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Ron Silver, Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes, Audra Lindley, Keenan Wynn, Richard Libertini, Carol Locatell, Peggy Walton-Walker, Noah Hathaway, Mikey Martin, Helen Page Camp, Joan Pringle, Vincent J. Isaac
After living together for many years, professional writers Richard Babson and Paula McCullen (Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn) get married. Now, they are more than "Best Friends" and find that they can no longer collaborate on their work as they did before and are stymied in their attempt at producing any worthwhile screenwriting.
|Betrayed 1988 R, 128 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Cast: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, John Mahoney, Betsy Blair, Ted Levine, Jeffrey DeMunn, Albert Hall, David Clennon, Richard Libertini, Robert Swan, Maria Valdez, Brian Bosak, Alan Wilder, Clifford A. Pellow
An FBI agent Catherine Phillips (Debra Winger), posing as an itinerant farm worker and using the identity of Katie Weaver to expose a right-wing organization's involvement in the killing of a television personality, falls in love with farmer Gary Simmons (Tom Berenger) and discovers that he's a racist murderer.
|Big Trouble 1986 R, 93 min.|
Director: John Cassavetes
Cast: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning, Robert Stack, Paul Dooley, Valerie Curtin, Richard Libertini, Steve Alterman, John Finnegan, Jerry Pavlon, Paul La Greca, Karl Lukas, Maryedith Burrell, Edith Fields
"The In-Laws" duo (Peter Falk and Alan Arkin) are back with some funny moments, but not as many as in the original film. An insurance agent (Arkin) needs more money if he wants to get his boys through college. One way is to help the flighty Blanche (Beverly D'Angelo) in her plot to kill her husband (Falk).
|Days of Heaven 1978 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Terrence Malick
Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz, Robert J. Wilke, Jackie Shultis, Stuart Margolin, Timothy Scott, Richard Libertini, Gene Bell, Doug Kershaw, Frenchie Lemond, Bob Wilson, Sahbra Markus, Muriel Jolliffe
Bill (Richard Gere) is a 1920s' Chicago steelworker who sets out with his girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) and sister Linda (Linda Manz) to work in the wheat fields of the Texas panhandle. They find work on a farmer's (Sam Shepard) ranch. When Bill learns that the farmer is terminally ill and that he has fallen in love with Abby, Bill convinces Abby to marry the farmer as the means of inheriting a fortune. But, plans go awry, and tragedy awaits. Beautifully photographed (and won an Oscar for Best Cinematography).
|Don't Drink the Water 1969 G, 98 min.|
Director: Howard Morris
Cast: Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell, Joan Delaney, Michael Constantine, Howard St. John, Avery Schreiber, Richard Libertini, Danny Meehan, Pierre Olaf, Mark Gordon, Phil Leeds
American tourists (Jackie Gleason and Estelle Parsons) are bound for Europe when their plane is skyjacked, and they end up behind the Iron Curtain. From that tenuous position, their plight gets even worse when they are accused of spying.
|Fire Sale 1977 PG, 88 min.|
Director: Alan Arkin
Cast: Alan Arkin, Rob Reiner, Vincent Gardenia, Anjanette Comer, Kay Medford, Sid Caesar, Barbara Dana, Alex Rocco, Richard Libertini, William Prince, Sally Mar, Marvin Worth, Augusta Dabney, Oliver Clark, Viola Harris
The Fikus family owns a retail business and has opted for the crime of arson to collect insurance money on their store.
|Fletch 1985 PG, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Michael Ritchie
Cast: Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Joe Don Baker, M. Emmet Walsh, Richard Libertini, George Wendt, Kenneth Mars, Geena Davis, Bill Henderson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, William Traylor, George Wyner, Tony Longo, Ralph Seymour, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I.M. "Fletch" Fletcher (Chevy Chase) is a big city newspaperman who goes undercover and poses as a bum. He stumbles onto a story when Santa Monica aviation executive Alan Stanwyk (Tim Matheson), who has bone cancer, offers him $50,000 to murder him so that his family can collect on his life insurance. Fletch believes that there is more to the story and, before long, uncovers a drug dealing connection between Stanwyk and police Chief Karlin (Joe Don Baker).
|Fletch Lives 1989 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Michael Ritchie
Cast: Chevy Chase, Julianne Phillips, Hal Holbrook, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Libertini, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Cleavon Little, Richard Belzer, Geoffrey Lewis, George Wyner, Phil Hartman, Patricia Kalember, Titos Vandis, Don Hood, Dennis Burkley
When L.A. investigative reporter "Fletch" Fletcher (Chevy Chase) inherits his aunt's crumbling Southern plantation, he heads to Louisiana where he hooks up with probate lawyer Amanda (Patricia Kalember) who then is found dead in Fletch's bed. Fletch is the prime suspect and now must use his investigative skills to find out what really happened.
|Going Berserk 1983 R, 85 min.|
Director: David Steinberg
Cast: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Alley Mills, Pat Hingle, Richard Libertini, Paul Dooley, Dixie Carter, Ernie Hudson, Sarah M. Miles, Eve Brent, Elizabeth Kerr, Ronald E. House, Kurtwood Smith, Gloria Gifford
Limousine driver John Bourgignon (John Candy) is engaged to Congressman Ed Reese's (Pat Hingle) daughter Nancy (Alley Mills) when he is taken captive by Reese's opponents. Their plot is to hypnotize John and get him to assassinate Reese at the upcoming wedding.
|The In-Laws 1979 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault, Penny Peyser, Arlene Golonka, Michael Lembeck, Ed Begley Jr., Eduardo Noriega, James Hong, Paul L. Smith, Carmine Caridi, Barbara Dana, Sammy Smith, Alvaro Carcano
Future fathers-in-law–Vince Ricardo (Peter Falk) and dentist Sheldon Kornpett (Alan Arkin)–are brought together shortly before their children's wedding when Vince, who claims to be a CIA agent, convinces Sheldon to join him on what will turn out to be a wild adventure in General Garcia's (Richard Libertini) South American country. In this very funny story, Sheldon soon finds himself in the middle of international intrigue involving the counterfeit of U.S. currency.
|The Lemon Sisters 1990 PG-13, 93 min.|
Director: Joyce Chopra
Cast: Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Kathryn Grody, Elliott Gould, Ruben Blades, Aidan Quinn, Estelle Parsons, Richard Libertini, Sully Boyar, Bill Boggs
Eloise, Franki, and Nola (Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, and Kathryn Grody) have been best friends in Atlantic City since childhood and currently moonlight as a not-too-successful singing trio, the Lemon Sisters. They are always on the lookout for money schemes so they can get their own club, but have been unsuccessful. When Eloise and Nola strike it rich by selling their small businesses to a casino developer, things change for all.
|Lethal Weapon 4 1998 R, 123 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock, Jet Li, Steve Kahan, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Richard Libertini, Kim Chan, Jack Kehler, Eddy Ko, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith
The group is back for another go-around. Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh (Mel Gibson and Danny Glover) were joined by Leo (Joe Pesci) in the second film and by Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) in the third, and now Lee Butters (Chris Rock) joins them. He adds additional humor to the scenes. This time, Chinese gangsters deal in slave labor and counterfeiting, while our group is the target for The Triad. Action and explosions reach a new high, as the heroes banter their way through to another successful conclusion.
|Nell 1994 PG-13, 113 min.|
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini, Nick Searcy, Robin Mullins, Jeremy Davies, O'Neal Compton, Heather M. Bomba, Marianne E. Bomba
When found in the Tennessee mountains, Nell (Jodie Foster) seemed only to utter unintelligible phrases. A doctor (Liam Neeson) and a psychiatrist (Natasha Richardson) become interested in the case and try to protect Nell from the harsh world she has now entered. In the process, the two are changed by the wisdom of Nell. Jodie Foster was nominated for an Oscar.
|The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 PG, 99 min.|
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker, Harry Andrews, Joseph Wiseman, Denholm Elliott, Elliott Gould, Bert Lahr, Richard Libertini, Gloria LeRoy, Eddie Lawrence
Set in the 1920s, this is a tale about a young Amish woman, Rachel Schpitendavel (Britt Ekland) heads for New York with her father Jacob (Harry Andrews) on her trail. She seeks employment as a dancer on Broadway but ends up working as a stripper at Minsky's burlesque house where she stars as "Mme. Fifi" along with comedians Raymond and Chick (Jason Robards and Norman Wisdom). All goes well–until the burlesque house is raided.
|Popeye 1980 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Wesley Ivan Hurt, Richard Libertini, Linda Hunt, Donald Moffat, MacIntyre Dixon, Roberta Maxwell, Donovan Scott, Allan F. Nicholls, Bill Irwin, Robert Fortier
This financially less-than-successful rendition of the cartoon character who is "strong to the finish because he eats his spinach" is still OK, but slow, fare as Robin Williams plays the "human" version of Popeye the sailorman, and Shelley Duvall plays the light of his life, Olive Oyl. Popeye and Olive Oyl get together, and Popeye adopts Swee'pea (Wesley Ivan Hurt), but problems lie ahead with Bluto (Paul L. Smith).
|Sharky's Machine 1981 R, 119 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Burt Reynolds
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith, Charles Durning, Earl Holliman, Henry Silva, Darryl Hickman, Hari Rhodes, John Fiedler, Bernie Casey, Richard Libertini, Joseph Mascolo, Carol Locatell, James O'Connell
In the police/action genre, this film fares well. As a member of the vice squad, Sharky (Burt Reynolds) investigates and falls in love with a call girl (Rachel Ward). She is murdered, and to avenge her death Sharky trains his co-workers into the precision tool of a "Machine."
|Soup for One 1982 R, 87 min.|
Director: Jonathan Kaufer
Cast: Saul Rubinek, Marcia Strassman, Gerrit Graham, Teddy Pendergrass, Richard Libertini, Andrea Martin, Joanna Merlin, Christine Baranski, Maury Chaykin, Michael Jeter, Mordecai Lawner, Lewis J. Stadlen, Ellen March, Deborah Offner, Anna Deavere Smith
Some clever scenes highlight this comedy about a young man pursuing the woman of his dreams.
|Telling You 1998 R, 90 min.|
Director: Robert DeFranco
Cast: Peter Facinelli, Dash Mihok, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Frank Medrano, Richard Libertini, Robert DeFranco, Matthew Lillard, Jennifer Jostyn, Gary Wolf, Rick Rossovich
Phil Fazzulo (Peter Facinelli) and Dennis Nolan (Dash Mihok) have come home from college to take dead-end jobs at a pizza parlor. They have a good time socializing, but find their lives going nowhere while their college friends seem to be moving up in the world.
|Unfaithfully Yours 1984 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Howard Zieff
Cast: Dudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Armand Assante, Albert Brooks, Cassie Yates, Richard Libertini, Richard B. Shull, Art LaFleur, Jane Hallaren, Bernard Behrens, Jan Triska, Benjamin Rayson, Leonard Mann, Estelle Omens, Penny Peyser
This remake of 1948's "Unfaithfully Yours" stars Dudley Moore in the role of symphony conductor Claude Eastman who plots revenge for the affair he believes his wife Daniella (Nastassja Kinski) is enjoying with violinist Max Stein (Armand Assante). While conducting a symphony, Claude plots the method he will use to get revenge by murdering Daniella. But, the plan he dreams up turns out to be difficult to carry out, and the humor of his bungling becomes the name of the game.
|Vendetta 1999 R, 117 min.|
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Cast: Christopher Walken, Clancy Brown, Bruce Davison, Joaquim de Almeida, Edward Herrmann, Kenneth Welsh, Luke Askew, Richard Libertini, Andrea Di Stefano, Joel Gordon, Chris Benson, Wayne Robson, Pierrino Mascarino, Daragh O'Malley, Richard Blackburn
In the 1890s, cotton exporter James Houston (Christopher Walken) masterminds a plot to take over the New Orleans docks. When police chief David Hennessy (Clancy Brown) stands in the way, he is killed. As a result of the homicide, Sicilian immigrants who work on the New Orleans docks are rounded up for questioning. Eventually, nine go on trial, but all are acquitted. However, the populace does not agree with the verdicts, and a series of lynchings result. This made-for-HBO film is based on a true story.
|1. All of Me (1984)|
2. Animal Behavior (1989)
3. Awakenings (1990)
4. Best Friends (1982)
5. Betrayed (1988)
6. Big Trouble (1986)
7. Days of Heaven (1978)
8. Deal of the Century (1983)
9. Don't Drink the Water (1969)
10. Fire Sale (1977)
11. Fletch (1985)
12. Fletch Lives (1989)
13. Going Berserk (1983)
14. The In-Laws (1979)
15. The Lemon Sisters (1990)
16. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
17. Nell (1994)
18. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
19. Popeye (1980)
20. Sharky's Machine (1981)
21. Soup for One (1982)
22. Telling You (1998)
23. Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
24. Vendetta (1999)
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