|Colors 1988 R, 127 min.|
Director: Dennis Hopper
Cast: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks, Don Cheadle, Grand L. Bush, Gerardo Mejia, Glenn Plummer, Sy Richardson, Damon Wayans, Rudy Ramos, Trinidad Silva, Charles Walker, Fred Asparagus, Sherman Augustus
This controversial film about L.A. street gangs caused violence among moviegoers. Veteran cop Bob Hodges (Robert Duvall) and brash young rookie cop Danny McGavin (Sean Penn) must deal with a gang involved in selling drugs. An honest, in depth look at how gangs provide a sense of family for people living in the poor inner city areas and how hard it is for law enforcement to stop the violence.
|Crackers 1984 PG, 91 min.|
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn, Larry Riley, Trinidad Silva, Christine Baranski, Irwin Corey
A group of San Francisco misfits, led by Weslake (Donald Sutherland), plot to rob a seedy pawnshop on Madonna Street in San Francisco. This American remake of the hilarious, and excellent, "Big Deal on Madonna Street" misses the mark.
|El Norte 1983 R, 135 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Gregory Nava
Cast: Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Heraclio Zepeda, Stella Quan, Trinidad Silva, Tony Plana, Lupe Ontiveros, Abel Franco, Diane Cary, Mike Gomez, Christina Kokubo, Ronald G. Joseph, Enrique Castillo
In this poignant story, two Guatemalans, Rosa and Enrique Xuncax (Zaide Silvia Gutierrez and David Villalpando), head for the U.S. border after their father is murdered. They make their journey across the U.S./Mexican border and end up living lives as illegal immigrants in Los Angeles. Although they are in constant fear of deportation, they struggle to make a living and don't give up their dream of the chance for a better life.
|Jocks 1987 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Steve Carver
Cast: Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree, R.G. Armstrong, Christopher Lee, Trinidad Silva, Stoney Jackson, Adam Mills, Donald Gibb, Tom Shadyac, Christopher Murphy, Katherine Kelly Lang, Garth Shaw
Up until now, ineffective tennis coach Chip Williams (Richard Roundtree) has not had a winning season. He has been issued an ultimatum from the college that tells him that he will lose his job if the team does not shine. Williams takes Los Angeles college team to Las Vegas for a Western Conference championship, but the team is more interested in partying that playing tennis.
|UHF 1989 PG-13, 97 min.|
Director: Jay Levey
Cast: Weird Al Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, David Bowe, Stanley Brock, Anthony Geary, Trinidad Silva, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Barty, John Paragon, Fran Drescher
Loser George (Weird Al Yankovic) is put in charge of a failing UHF station that his uncle won in a poker game. After the frustrated George walks out during a program, the dimwitted janitor finishes the show. The show is a hit, and the recipe of stupid programming saves the struggling station. But an unethical rival station doesn't like the success George's station is enjoying.
|1. Colors (1988)|
2. Crackers (1984)
3. El Norte (1983)
4. Jocks (1987)
5. UHF (1989)
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