|Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning 1995 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Bruce Paltrow
Cast: Randy Quaid, Alex McArthur, Ving Rhames, Eddie Jones, Alan Blumenfeld, Ron Perkins, Steven Flynn, Johann Carlo, Tracy Middendorf, Mary-Joan Negro, Alison Moir, Steve Park, Danne Bray, Richard Portnow, Dayton Callie
The detectives of NYC's 87th precinct are highlighted in the first of a series of made-for-TV films based on Ed McBain stories. In this episode, a serial killer is on the loose with female track and field stars on his hit list. The detectives are hot on the trail.
|Falling Down 1993 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Schumacher
Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin, Tuesday Weld, Frederic Forrest, Lois Smith, Raymond J. Barry, Michael Paul Chan, Macon McCalman, Joey Hope Singer, Ebbe Roe Smith, Kimberly Scott, D.W. Moffett, Steve Park
William 'D-Fens' Foster (Michael Douglas) is laid off from his job and ends up in a traffic jam on his way to his daughter's birthday party. He abandons his car and walks to a convenience store, which he demolishes with a baseball bat because the clerk is less than helpful. Next, 'D-Fens' attacks a gang that unsuccessfully retaliates, and 'D-Fens' steals their guns. Now, it is the mission of Detective Martin Prendergast (Robert Duvall) to hunt down 'D-Fens' and stop the terror that he is wreaking on the streets of Los Angeles.
|Federal Protection 2002 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Anthony Hickox
Cast: Armand Assante, Angela Featherstone, Dina Meyer, David Lipper, Maxim Roy, Tony Calabretta, Maria Bertrand, Frank Chiesurin, Mark Camacho, Steve Park, Chip Chuipka, Danny Blanco Hall, Anatoly Zinoviev, Michael Filipowich, Carl Alacchi
Frankie (Armand Assante), a small-time Chicago mobster, is in trouble with his boss and avoids assassination by the henchmen, but he ends up in the hands of the law. Frankie comes under the federal protection program after testifying against his cohorts. But his life is still not easy as he gets mixed up in affairs that could lead him to be turned over to the mob.
|Rocket Science 2007 R, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Cast: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Vincent Piazza, Aaron Yoo, Josh Kay, Steve Park, Maury Ginsberg, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Denis O'Hare, Lisbeth Bartlett, Candace Scholz, Virginia Frank, Marilyn Yoblick
Shy, high-school student Hal Hefner (Reece Thompson) stutters; however, with encouragement from debating star Ginny Ryerson (Anna Kendrick), Hal joins the debate team. Hal adores Ginny, and to help her win the New Jersey State Debate Championship, which she lost the previous year, he adopts a number of ploys to correct his stuttering problem. One solution: memorize his speech and then perform it to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
|1. Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning (1995)|
2. Falling Down (1993)
3. Federal Protection (2002)
4. Rocket Science (2007)
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