|American Friends 1991 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Tristram Powell
Cast: Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Trini Alvarado, Alfred Molina, David Calder, Simon Jones, Alun Armstrong, Bryan Pringle, Fred Pearson, Susan Denaker, Jonathan Firth, Ian Dunn, Robert Eddison, Charles McKeown, John Nettleton
In line for the presidency of his college, the Reverend Francis Ashby (Michael Palin) leaves for a vacation in San Francisco and a possible love affair that threatens his career path.
|The Babe 1992 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner, Peter Donat, James Cromwell, J.C. Quinn, Joe Ragno, Richard Tyson, Michael McGrady, Ralph Marrero, Robert Swan, Bernard Kates, Stephen Caffrey, Gene Ross
John Goodman plays the role of home-run hitter George Herman "Babe" Ruth in this biographical drama. The story begins in Baltimore where George's brother Mathias (James Cromwell) teaches him the game of baseball. George is later signed with the Boston Red Sox, and he begins his career of hitting homers. Ruth is sold to the Yankees and brings his wife Helen (Trini Alvarado) to the city, but their marriage breaks up soon after. Ruth's second wife is Ziegfeld showgirl Claire Hodgeson (Kelly McGillis), and life becomes fun–for awhile. This script also objectively relates the ups and downs of Ruth's career. The on-field play is enhanced by use of good old Danville (Illinois) Stadium.
|The Frighteners 1996 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace, Chi McBride, Jim Fyfe, Julianna McCarthy, R. Lee Ermey, Jake Busey, Troy Evans, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Angela Bloomfield, Desmond Kelly
When citizens of Fairwater realize they have a problem with ghosts, they call on the services of ghostbuster Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox) who has psychic powers that enable him to see ghosts. There have been many mysterious murders in the town, and Bannister joins forces with one victim's widow, Lucy Lunskey (Trini Alvarado), and follows the trail leading to invalid Patricia Bradley (Dee Wallace) and her mother (Julianna McCarthy) to uncover the mystery.
|Little Children 2006 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Todd Field
Cast: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Noah Emmerich, Jackie Earle Haley, Gregg Edelman, Phyllis Somerville, Raymond J. Barry, Jane Adams, Ty Simpkins, Sadie Goldstein, Trini Alvarado
Suburban parents–stay-at-home dad Brad Adamson (Patrick Wilson) and frustrated mom Sarah Pierce (Kate Winslet)–meet while taking their children to community playgrounds. Their sexual attraction to each other is obvious, and, after awhile, a torrid affair ensues. Meanwhile, Brad's friend Larry Hedges (Noah Emmerich) spends much of his time driving by the house of recently released sex offender Ronald James McGorvey (Jackie Earle Haley) who has returned to the neighborhood to live with his mother (Phyllis Somerville). The lives and adventures of other parents in the neighborhood cross as well while supervising their children at playgrounds and pools in the small town. Three Academy Award nominations were received, including Best Actress (Kate Winslet) and Supporting Actress (Jackie Earle Haley).
|Little Women 1994 PG, 118 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Romance
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Cast: Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Mary Wickes, Susan Sarandon, Eric Stoltz, Christian Bale, John Neville, Florence Patterson, Robin Collins, Corrie Clark, Rebecca Toolan
Louisa May Alcott's delightful story of the New England, March sisters–Meg (Trini Alvarado), Jo (Winona Ryder), Amy (Samantha Mathis), and Beth (Claire Danes)–growing up during the Civil War era is once again interpreted for the screen. Fans of "Little Women" should add this to their list of "must sees." Winona Ryder was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.
|Mrs. Soffel 1984 PG-13, 113 min.|
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Cast: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann, Jennifer Dundas, Trini Alvarado, Terry O'Quinn, Danny Corkill, Harley Cross, Pippa Pearthree
Taking place around the beginning of the 19th century, this film deals with the role of women. Mrs. Soffel (Diane Keaton) is a prison warden's wife who reads the Bible to her husband's convicts. Two prisoners (Mel Gibson and Matthew Modine) play on her sympathy, and she aids them in their escape.
|Paulie 1998 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: John Roberts
Cast: Gena Rowlands, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Bruce Davison, Jay Mohr, Trini Alvarado, Buddy Hackett, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Matt Craven, Bill Cobbs, Tia Texada, Laura Harrington
Paulie (voice of Jay Mohr) is a parrot that can do more than speak–it can also reason mentally. Paulie helps Marie (Hallie Kate Eisenberg), a young girl who stutters. But when the two are separated, Paulie spends years searching for Marie. Despite adversities, Paulie flies the skies searching for Marie who has moved across country.
|Rich Kids 1979 PG, 101 min.|
Director: Robert M. Young
Cast: Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy, Kathryn Walker, John Lithgow, Terry Kiser, David Selby, Olympia Dukakis, Jill Eikenberry, Irene Worth, Paul Dooley
Franny (Trini Alvarado) and Jamie (Jeremy Levy) are two young upper-class New Yorkers who become friends as Franny struggles to understand, and accept, her parents' divorce.
|Satisfaction 1988 PG-13, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical / Romance
aka: Girls of Summer
Director: Joan Freeman
Cast: Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson, Trini Alvarado, Julia Roberts, Britta Phillips, Scott Coffey, Deborah Harry, Chris Nash, Michael DeLorenzo, Tom(2) O'Brien, Kevin Haley, Peter Craig, Steve Cropper, Sheryl Ann Martin, Lia Romaine
Rock band lead singer Jennie Lee (Justine Bateman) finds unforeseen problems when her group, "Mystery," is hired for a gig at an expensive resort. Her companions, who are from a seedy side of town, have mixed reactions to their new surroundings.
|Stella 1990 PG-13, 109 min.|
Director: John Erman
Cast: Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado, Stephen Collins, Marsha Mason, Eileen Brennan, Linda Hart, Ben Stiller, William McNamara, Charles W. Gray, John Bell, Ashley Peldon, Alisan Porter, Kenneth Kimmins, Bob Gerchen
This is an update to Olive Higgins Prouty's novel "Stella Dallas," though it strays far afield from the book or earlier movie versions. As Stella's daughter matures, her single mother (Midler) decides it is time for the father to contribute financially to the daughter.
|Sweet Lorraine 1987 PG-13, 91 min.|
Director: Steve Gomer
Cast: Maureen Stapleton, Trini Alvarado, Lee Richardson, John Bedford Lloyd, Freddie Roman, Giancarlo Esposito, Todd Graff, Edie Falco, Tamara Tunie, Evan Handler, Mindy Morgenstern, Boris Sichkin, Ben Lin, Marcell Rosenblatt, Donald Moore
The Lorraine is a hotel in the Catskills that is falling on hard times. Maureen Stapleton plays the owner, Lillian Garber, who must decide whether to sell out to developers or hang in there with her dreams for the hotel.
|Times Square 1980 R, 111 min.|
Director: Allan Moyle
Cast: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield, Herbert Berghof, David Margulies, Anna Maria Horsford, J.C. Quinn, Miguel Pinero, Elizabeth Pena
Pamela Pearl (Trini Alvarado) is a troubled teenager who "escapes" onto 42nd Street where she teams up with Nicky (Robin Johnson), another runaway. The girls enter the punk-rock lifestyle, perform in a strip joint, and engage in other asocial behaviors that illustrate their off-the-wall mental states.
|1. American Friends (1991)|
2. The Babe (1992)
3. The Frighteners (1996)
4. Little Children (2006)
5. Little Women (1994)
6. Mrs. Soffel (1984)
7. Paulie (1998)
8. The Perez Family (1995)
9. Rich Kids (1979)
10. Satisfaction (1988)
aka: Girls of Summer
11. Stella (1990)
12. Sweet Lorraine (1987)
13. Times Square (1980)
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