|Affliction 1997 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True-Frost, Marian Seldes, Holmes Osborne, Brigid Tierney, Sean McCann, Tim Post, Christopher Heyerdahl, Janine Theriault, Wayne Robson, Sheena Larkin
Based on Russell Banks' novel, this film adaptation features Nick Nolte as Wade Whitehouse, a small-town sheriff in New England who delves into an "accidental" hunting accident to redeem his bleak life–both professionally and personally. He reexamines his life and the relationship he has with his abusive father Glen (James Coburn). Meanwhile, his ex-wife (Mary Beth Hurt) hates him, and his relationship with his daughter Jill (Brigid Tierney) is badly in need of repair. Wade is dating Margie (Sissy Spacek) who is the only one he seems capable of relating to. After his mother dies, Wade's brother Rolfe (Willem Dafoe) comes home to pay his respects, and now Wade suspects Rolfe of being involved in the criminal world. James Coburn won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and Nick Nolte was nominated for Best Actor.
|The Air Up There 1994 PG, 106 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Comedy
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Charles Gitonga Maina, Yolanda Vazquez, Winston Ntshona, Sean McCann, Mabutho "Kid" Sithole, Dennis Patrick, Ilo Mutombo, Nigel Miguel, Eric Menyuk, Keith Gibbs, Miriam Owiti, Francis Mutei, Gibson Gathu Mbugua, Douglas Leboyare
In an attempt to recruit a new player for his basketball team, Jimmy Dolan (Kevin Bacon) travels to an African village. He learns that his recruit, Saleh (Charles Gitonga Maina), is the son of tribal chief Uradu (Winston Ntshona), and, hoping to convince Uradu to allow his son to travel to America, Jimmy becomes involved in the local community. In the process, Jimmy finds himself in the middle of a battle with businessman Nyaga (Mabutho "Kid" Sithole) who is stealing cattle to drive Uradu's tribe off their land.
|Ambulance Girl 2005 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Kathy Bates
Cast: Kathy Bates, Robin Thomas, Gordon Pinsent, Nathalie Toriel, Jennifer Overton, Sean McCann, Wayne Best, Kristina Nicoll, John Dunsworth, Rhonda McLean
Writer Jane Stern (Kathy Bates) suffers from depression and finds relief when she volunteers as an EMT riding in an ambulance and rescuing those in need.
|Criminal Law 1989 R, 113 min.|
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Karen Young, Tess Harper, Joe Don Baker, Sean McCann, Ron Lea, Karen Woolridge, Tyrone Benskin
After an attorney (Gary Oldman) successfully defends an accused murderer, he discovers that not only was he indeed guilty, but he intends to kill again.
|The Day Reagan Was Shot 2001 TV, 98 min.|
Director: Cyrus Nowrastch
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Crenna, Yannick Bisson, Colm Feore, Michael Murphy, Holland Taylor, Kenneth Welsh, Leon Pownall, Robert Bockstael, Beau Starr, Alex Carter, Andrew Tarbet, Christian Lloyd, Sean McCann, Jack Jessop
On March 30, 1981, John Hinkley shot President Reagan in an assassination attempt. This made-for-cable TV film covers the events that followed over the next day as the confused (according to the film) Reagan staff reacted. Based on press accounts and other written materials.
|Deadly Matrimony 1992 TV, 180 min.|
Director: John Korty
Cast: Brian Dennehy, Treat Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Lisa Eilbacher, Xander Berkeley, John M. Jackson, George Morfogen, Susan Ruttan, Sean McCann, James Rebhorn, Kerrie Keane, Terry Kinney
Chicago cop John Reed (Brian Dennehy) is intent on proving that mob lawyer Alan Masters (Treat Williams) killed his own wife. But that won't be easy since Alan has friends in high places AND controls the crooked cops. This made-for-TV film is based on a true story.
|Flying 1986 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
aka: Teenage Dream
Dream to Believe
Director: Paul Lynch
Cast: Olivia d'Abo, Rita Tushingham, Keanu Reeves, Jessica Steen, Renee Murphy, Sean McCann, Samantha Langevin, Nicole Logan, Samantha Logan, Eugene Clark, Anthony Kramreither, Denis Simpson, Louis Tucci, Cynthia Rhodes, Rocky Romagnuolo
Robin (Olivia d'Abo) encounters obstacles to achieve her dream of being a gymnastics star. Suffering from injuries in an accident that killed her father, living with a mean stepfather, and not being accepted by many at school are a few of the barriers. She is intent on success in this predictable, but OK film that features a young Keanu Reeves.
|Gang in Blue 1996 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles
Cast: Mario Van Peebles, Josh Brolin, Melvin Van Peebles, Cynda Williams, J.T. Walsh, Stephen Lang, Sean McCann, Zach Grenier, Bruce Smolanoff, William MacDonald, Peter Kosaka, Sandi Ross, Michael Tough, Michael Copeman, Brent Schaefer
Racism and corruption reign supreme within an inner-city police force, and Black policeman Michael Rhoades (Mario Van Peebles) ends up the target of a set-up when he launches a campaign to expose his fellow officers.
|Hockey Night 1984 N/R, 77 min.|
Director: Paul Shapiro
Cast: Megan Follows, Rick Moranis, Gail Youngs, Yannick Bisson, Robin Ward, Maury Chaykin, Sean McCann, Rob McEwan, Ingrid Veninger, Henry Ramer, Ken Camroux, Deanna Ethridge
The small Canadian town needs more hockey talent for its high-school team, and Cathy (Megan Follows), an avid hockey player, arrives in town with a desire to play. But she's a girl, and that doesn't sit well with some of the boy players. She makes the team in this enjoyable teen tale.
|Iron Eagle IV 1995 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Cast: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Cadieux, Al Waxman, Joanne Vannicola, Max Piersig, Karen Gayle, Ross Hull, Rachel Blanchard, Dominic Zamprogna, Sean McCann, Victoria Snow, Jason Blicker, J.D. Nicholsen, Dean McDermott, Aidan Devine
These "Iron Eagle" movies keep coming at us. This time, retired Air Force General Chappy Sinclair (Louis Gossett Jr.) is running a flight school for juvenile delinquents. They are quite a handful–but they come together to save the world when they uncover a plot by Air Force officers to use biological weapons against U.S. enemies.
|Miracle 2004 PG, 135 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Cast: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Sean McCann, Kenneth Welsh, Eddie Cahill, Patrick O'Brien Demsey, Michael Mantenuto, Nathan West, Kenneth Mitchell, Eric Peter-Kaiser, Bobby Hanson, Billy Schneider, Nate Miller, Joseph Cure
This film is based on the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) and how he coached the 1980 underdog U.S.A. ice hockey team to a surprise victory over the Russian team at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
|The Pentagon Papers 2003 R, 100 min.|
Director: Rod Holcomb
Cast: James Spader, Claire Forlani, Paul Giamatti, Alan Arkin, Kenneth Welsh, Maria del Mar, Sean McCann, James Downing, Richard Fitzpatrick, Jonas Chernick, Amy Price-Francis, Aaron Ashmore
Hero or traitor? This made-for-TV film details events in the life of Daniel Ellsberg leading up to his 1971 release of the Pentagon Papers–1,000 pages of classified government documents–to the Washington Post and the NY Times newspapers. The information revealed how the public was misled in reports regarding success and failure during the Vietnam War.
|Reckless Disregard 1985 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Harvey Hart
Cast: Tess Harper, Leslie Nielsen, Ronny Cox, Kate Lynch, Henry Ramer, Sean McCann, Frank Adamson, Joanne Bates, Glenn Beck, Matsu Anderson
This film is based on Dan Rather's "60 Minutes" story about Dr. Edward Lucas (Frank Adamson) who is accused of turning his clinic into a profitable industry for dispensing pills. Dr. Lucas asks for help from lawyer Meredith Craig (Tess Harper), tells her he is innocent and asks her for help in filing a lawsuit against the TV program.
|Starship Invasions 1977 PG, 89 min.|
Director: Ed Hunt
Cast: Robert Vaughn, Christopher Lee, Daniel Pilon, Helen Shaver, Henry Ramer, Victoria Johnson, Tiiu Leek, Doreen Lipson, Kate Parr, Sherri Ross, Linda Rennhofer, Richard Fitzpatrick, Ted Turner, Sean McCann, Bob Warne
Captain Rameses (Christopher Lee) leads the Legion of the Winged Serpent brigade on a space mission to claim Earth and manages to telepathically cause Earthlings to commit suicide. To the rescue comes Professor Allan Duncan (Robert Vaughn), but is it too late?
|Tommy Boy 1995 PG-13, 103 min.|
Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Chris Farley, David Spade, Bo Derek, Brian Dennehy, Rob Lowe, Julie Warner, Sean McCann, Dan Aykroyd, Zach Grenier, James Blendick, Clinton Turnbull, Ryder Britton, Graeme Millington, Michael Cram, Dean Marshall
Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) strives to save the family auto parts manufacturing business after his father Big Tom (Brian Dennehy) dies. His stepmother Beverly (Bo Derek) is trying to ruin the business when Tommy, along with accountant Richard David Spade), heads off on a very funny road trip to sell brake pads parts in order to save the business.
|Trapped in Paradise 1994 PG-13, 111 min.|
Director: George Gallo
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Donald Moffat, Madchen Amick, Richard Jenkins, Richard B. Shull, Sean McCann, John Ashton, Angela Paton
The three unsavory Firpo brothers (Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, and Jon Lovitz) rob the bank in the town of Paradise that happens to have citizens so good that the brothers wish they had never stolen from them.
|1. Affliction (1997)|
2. The Air Up There (1994)
3. Ambulance Girl (2005)
4. Criminal Law (1989)
5. The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
6. Deadly Matrimony (1992)
7. Flying (1986)
aka: Teenage Dream
aka: Dream to Believe
8. Gang in Blue (1996)
9. Guilty as Sin (1993)
10. Hockey Night (1984)
11. Iron Eagle IV (1995)
12. Miracle (2004)
13. Naked Lunch (1991)
14. The Pentagon Papers (2003)
15. Reckless Disregard (1985)
16. Starship Invasions (1977)
17. Tommy Boy (1995)
18. Trapped in Paradise (1994)
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