|The Big Squeeze 1996 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Marcus DeLeon
Cast: Lara Flynn Boyle, Danny Nucci, Peter Dobson, Luca Bercovici, Teresa Dispina, Michael Chieffo, Bert Santos, Sam Vlahos, Valente Rodriguez, Raye Birk, Angelina Estrada, Janet MacLachlan, Tony Genaro, Mrita De Leon, Laura Ceron
The Latino community in Los Angeles is the setting for this film centering on Tanya (Lara Flynn Boyle) who leaves her macho husband, Henry (Luca Bercovici), and then plots to get Henry to donate money to a needy mission by faking a miracle of a fast-growing tree.
|Christmas in the Clouds 2005 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Romance
Director: Kate Montgomery
Cast: Timothy Vahle, Sam Vlahos, Mariana Tosca, M. Emmet Walsh, Graham Greene, Sheila Tousey, Rosalind Ayres, Rita Coolidge, Lois Red Elk, Jonathan Joss, Shirley Cheechoo, Karina Moeller
Ray Clouds on Fire (Timothy Vahle) runs a ski resort owned by a Native American Nation, and he does a thorough job of preparing the establishment for a travel guide who is coming to inspect the premises. But twists and turns rise to the fore when Ray mistakenly identifies Tina Littlehawk (Mariana Tosca) and treats her royally. Meanwhile, the real travel agent, Stu O'Malley (M. Emmet Walsh), must endure mismanagement from the eccentric staff.
|Held Up 1999 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Steve Rash
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, Barry Corbin, John Cullum, Jake Busey, Michael Shamus Wiles, Eduardo Yanez, Sarah Paulson, Diego Fuentes, Julie Hagerty, Roselyn Sanchez, Sam Gifaldi, Dalton James, Sam Vlahos, Andrew Jackson
A Chicago businessman, Michael Dawson (Jamie Foxx), finds his vacation plans going awry when his girlfriend Rae (Nia Long) dumps him. As if that isn't bad enough, he then is taken hostage by migrant thugs, and his problems continue.
|Powwow Highway 1989 R, 90 min.|
Director: Jonathan Wacks
Cast: A Martinez, Gary Farmer, Joannelle Nadine Romero, Amanda Wyss, Sam Vlahos, Wayne Waterman, Margot Kane, Geoffrey Rivas, Wes Studi, Graham Greene, John Trudell, Tony Frank
Cheyenne Buddy Red Bow (A Martinez) and Philbert (Gary Farmer) take off from their Montana reservation in Philbert's beat-up car on their way to Santa Fe to bail Buddy's sister out of jail. This is not only a road film but also a good treatise on the plight of today's Native Americans.
|The Rapture 1991 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Michael Tolkin
Cast: Mimi Rogers, David Duchovny, Patrick Bauchau, Will Patton, Dick Anthony Williams, James LeGros, Kimberly Cullum, Terri Hanauer, Marvin Elkins, Stephanie Menuez, Sam Vlahos, Rustam Branaman, Scott Burkholder, Vince Grant, Patrick Bauchau
Sin and redemption are the themes of this religious film. Following her conversion to a fundamentalist faith, Sharon (Mimi Rogers) marries, has a child, and is widowed. She then finds herself looking up to the skies waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
|The Zeros 2000 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Sci-Fi
Director: John Ryman
Cast: Mackenzie Astin, John Ales, Rachel Wilson, Sam Vlahos, Jennifer Morrison, Dwier Brown, John Diehl, Kyle Gass, Shishir Kurup, Howard S. Miller, Kim Maxwell-Brown, Angeli Millan, Ruben Neubauer, Michael Rivkin, Kate Mulligan
Upon finding that he has only weeks to live, Joe (Mackenzie Astin) embarks on a cross-country trip in search of childhood sweetheart Joyce (Jennifer Morrison). Along the way, he meets assorted oddballs–including Seth (John Ales), Fanny (Rachel Wilson), and Durango (Sam Vlahos)–in this dark comedy.
|1. The Big Squeeze (1996)|
2. Christmas in the Clouds (2005)
3. Held Up (1999)
4. Powwow Highway (1989)
5. The Rapture (1991)
6. The Zeros (2000)
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