|C.H.U.D. 1984 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Sci-Fi
Director: Douglas Cheek
Cast: John Heard, Kim Greist, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Brenda Currin, Laure Mattos, Justin Hall, Michael O'Hare, Cordis Heard, Vic Polizos, Eddie Jones, Sam McMurray, Frank Adu, J.C. Quinn, Patricia Richardson
Reporter Murphy (J.C. Quinn) tells photographer George Cooper (John Heard) about the government dumping nuclear waste under the streets of New York City, and Cooper decides to investigate. Meanwhile, police Capt. Bosch (Christopher Curry), whose wife (Laure Mattos) has been abducted, joins forces with The Reverend (Daniel Stern) who suspects something strange is going on beneath the streets. In fact, a tribe of Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.D.) is preying on the citizens of New York City. Now, Bosch, The Reverend, Cooper, and Murphy race against time to stop the creatures.
|Detective 2005 TV, 170 min.|
aka: Arthur Hailey's Detective
Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Cast: Tom Berenger, Annabeth Gish, Rick Gomez, Frank Whaley, J. Karen Thomas, Renee Rizzo, Wanda De Jesus, Cybill Shepherd, Sean O'Bryan, David Atkinson, Thomas Rosales Jr., Charles Durning, Douglas Fisher, Vic Polizos, Stephanie Cameron
While awaiting his execution on death row, serial killer Elroy Doil (Sean O'Bryan) confesses his crimes to a Catholic priest who is now a police detective, Malcolm Ainslie (Tom Berenger). Now Ainslie, in turn, must distinguish between fact and fiction in the confession as he begins his investigation. This is not an easy task.
|Graveyard Shift 1990 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Ralph S. Singleton
Cast: David Andrews, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff, Kelly Wolf, Vic Polizos, Brad Dourif, Robert Alan Beuth, Jimmy Woodard, Ilona Margolis, Minor Rootes, Jonathan Emerson, Susan Lowden, Joe Perham, Dana Packard, Kelly L. Goodman
An abandoned textile mill in Gates Falls, Maine, has been reopened, and when an employee meets his death during the graveyard shift–between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.–county inspectors declare the mine unsafe. The mine foreman, Warwick (Stephen Macht), hires a crew to clean up the mine. As the crew works through the rat-infested lower levels, they discover a maze of tunnels that lead to a man-eating rodent that proceeds to systematically kill off the crew members.
|Harlem Nights 1989 R, 119 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Eddie Murphy
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Della Reese, Stan Shaw, Arsenio Hall, Robin Harris, Jasmine Guy, Vic Polizos, Lela Rochon, David Marciano, Thomas Mikal Ford, Berlinda Tolbert
The plot of this movie involves mobsters taking over a Harlem nightclub. Illegal casino owner Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor) joins forces with his adopted son, Quick (Eddie Murphy). They put their lives on the line to prevent gangster Bugsy Calhoune (Michael Lerner) and corrupt cop Phil Cantone (Danny Aiello) from muscling in on the casino business. Their solution: fix a boxing match and collect Bugsy's cash.
|Light It Up 1999 R, 99 min.|
Director: Craig Bolotin
Cast: Usher Raymond, Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, Robert Ri'chard, Judd Nelson, Fredro Starr, Sara Gilbert, Vanessa Williams, Glynn Turman, Vic Polizos
When Mr. Knowles (Judd Nelson), a favorite teacher at Lincoln High, is unfairly suspended, the suspension sets off a reaction from students that quickly explodes in violence when one student, Ziggy (Robert Richard), grabs Officer Jackson's (Forest Whitaker) police weapon. The gun goes off. Within minutes the school is vacated–with the exception of six students, led by Ziggy, who are now holding Jackson hostage.
|Prizzi's Honor 1985 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: John Huston
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston, William Hickey, John Randolph, Lee Richardson, Robert Loggia, Lawrence Tierney, CCH Pounder, Dick O'Neill, Michael Lombard, Vic Polizos, Raymond Serra, Sully Boyar, Tom Signorelli
Mafia hit man Charley Partanna (Jack Nicholson) falls in love with beautiful Irene Walker (Kathleen Turner). Charley thinks Irene is a tax consultant, but it turns out that she is hit man for a mob, which makes Charley question his loyalty between Irene and the Mafia. As luck would have it, there is a third member, Maerose Prizzi (Angelica Huston), making up this triangle, and she has devious plans for the other two. Angelica Huston won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. There were seven other nominations including Best Picture, Actor (Nicholson), Director, and Supporting Actor (William Hickey).
|Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Sto 1995 TV, 91 min.|
Director: John Korty
Cast: Glenn Close, Judy Davis, Jan Rubes, Wendy Makkena, Susan Barnes, William Converse-Roberts, William Allen Young, Kevin McNulty, Vic Polizos, Molly Parker, Trevor St. John, Ryan Reynolds, Lance Robinson, Colleen Flynn, Eric Dane
Glen Close takes on the role of Margarethe Cammermeyer in this true story of Cammermeyer's legal fight to prevent the U.S. Army from discharging her when her status as a homosexual was revealed. Close won an Emmy for her role in this film, and costar Judy Davis also was awarded the Emmy for her depiction of Cammermeyer's lover, Diane.
|Winchell 1998 R, 105 min.|
Director: Paul Mazursky
Cast: Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly, Paul Giamatti, Christopher Plummer, Xander Berkeley, Kevin Tighe, Frank Medrano, Vic Polizos, Paula Cale, Megan Mullally
Stanley Tucci won the Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Walter Winchell in this true story about the larger-than-life gossip columnist. The story meanders at times, but Tucci's performance makes viewing worthwhile.
|1. C.H.U.D. (1984)|
2. Detective (2005)
aka: Arthur Hailey's Detective
3. Graveyard Shift (1990)
4. Harlem Nights (1989)
5. Light It Up (1999)
6. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
7. Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Sto (1995)
8. Winchell (1998)
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