|Act of Vengeance 1986 PG-13, 97 min.|
Director: John Mackenzie
Cast: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley, Hoyt Axton, Ellen Barkin, Keanu Reeves, Robert Schenkkan, Maury Chaykin, Caroline Kava, Alan North, Peg Murray, William Newman, Tom Harvey, Alf Humphreys, Joseph Kell
This is the story of Jock Yablonski (Charles Bronson), a United Mine Workers official who challenged United Mine Workers boss Tony Boyle (Wilford Brimley) after 80 men were killed in a West Virginia mine. Boyle does not like the challenge and orders assassins to kill Yablonski and his wife Margaret (Ellen Burstyn). Based on the book by Trevor Armbrister.
|Chattahoochee 1990 R, 98 min.|
Director: Mick Jackson
Cast: Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Ned Beatty, William DeAcutis, Dennis Hopper, Pamela Reed, M. Emmet Walsh, Lee Wilkof, Gary Howard Klar, Matt Craven, Timothy Scott, Richard Portnow, William Newman, Whitey Hughes, Wilbur Fitzgerald
Based on a true story, this film is about Emmett Foley (Gary Oldman) and the inhumane treatment of Foley and other patients in mental hospitals endured in the 1950s. Foley is a Korean War veteran who is depressed and goes on a shooting spree hoping that police will arrive in his neighborhood and kill him so that his wife Mae (Frances McDormand) will be able to collect his insurance. Instead, police capture Foley, and he is sent to Chattahoochee, which is a Florida state mental institution. Foley experiences mistreatment, and, when his anger erupts, Dr. Harwood (Ned Beatty) administers shock treatments and tranquilizers. Throughout his years in Chattahoochee, Foley keeps notes on his abuse, and, with encouragement from his friend Walker Benson (Dennis Hopper), Foley sends letters of protest to authorities, which leads to an investigation during which Foley's story is told.
|Desperate Choices: To Save My Child 1992 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Andy Tennant
Cast: Joanna Kerns, Bruce Davison, Reese Witherspoon, Joseph Mazzello, Jeremy Sisto, Bruce McGill, Steven Gilborn, Rondi Reed, Ron Canada, J.D. Hall, Phillip Curry, Larry Brandenburg, William Newman
Carefree teenager Cassie (Reese Witherspoon) is diagnosed with leukemia, and her life depends on a bone-marrow transplant from her six-year-old half-brother Willy (Joseph Mazzello). Now, her parents (Joanna Kerns and Bruce Davison) marriage comes under great strains as they make a decision that could risk one child's life to save the other.
|Funny Farm 1988 PG, 101 min.|
Director: George Roy Hill
Cast: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher, Jack Gilpin, Brad Sullivan, MacIntyre Dixon, Caris Corfman, William Severs, Mike Starr, William Duell, Helen Lloyd Breed, Kit Le Fever, Dakin Matthews, William Newman
This entertaining comedy is about a writer, Andy Farmer (Chevy Chase), and his wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith Osborne) who move to rural Vermont. The purpose of the change of pace is to enable Andy to find peace and quiet as he creates his new book. What they discover is that rural living has unique problems that are unsuspected by the couple.
|Leprechaun 1993 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Horror / Fantasy
Director: Mark Jones
Cast: Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Mark Holton, Robert Hy Gorman, John Sanderford, Shay Duffin, John Voldstad, Pamela Mant, William Newman, David Permenter, Raymond C. Turner
After Dan O'Grady (Shay Duffin) returns to his North Dakota farm with the pot of gold he stole while visiting Ireland, his plans for enjoying his new-found wealth are quickly ended. The Leprechaun (Warwick Davis), whose gold Dan had stolen, has followed him. Now, the Leprechaun kills Dan's wife Leah (Pamela Mant), and Dan suffers a stroke–but not before locking the Leprechaun in a crate. Years later, teenager Tory (Jennifer Aniston) and her father J.D. (John Sanderford) move into the house, and the Leprechaun is accidentally released. Murder and mayhem ensue as the evil Leprechaun stops at nothing to regain his stolen pot of gold.
|Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear 1988 R, 113 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: Monkey Shines
Director: George A. Romero
Cast: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Christine Forrest, Stanley Tucci, Janine Turner, Stephen Root, William Newman, Tudi Wiggins
A young active man (Jason Beghe) suffers an accident that leaves him paralyzed from the neck down. Coming to his rescue is his best friend (John Pankow) who offers him a trained monkey from his science lab. The monkey is supposed to help as companion and errand runner. Everything goes well until–the monkey takes on more than anticipated.
|The Mosquito Coast 1986 PG, 119 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Thriller
Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Harrison Ford, River Phoenix, Helen Mirren, Jadrien Steele, Hilary Gordon, Rebecca Gordon, Jason Alexander, Dick O'Neill, Butterfly McQueen, Andre Gregory, Conrad Roberts, Alice Heffernan-Sneed, Martha Plimpton, Michael Rogers, William Newman
The theme of this film is the same as "The Swiss Family Robinson." This time, a father, Allie Fox (Harrison Ford), who is upset with what is happening to the culture of America, takes his family (Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele, Hilary Gordon, and Rebecca Gordon) to Central America where they attempt to set up a perfect community. At times beautiful and inventive and at times a drag, but in any event it will hit each viewer differently.
|The Odd Couple: Together Again 1993 TV, 90 min.|
Director: Robert Klane
Cast: Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Barbara Barrie, Jim Haynie, Toni Kalem, Jerry Adler, Penny Marshall, Dick Van Patten, Garry Walberg, Bruce Kirby, Debra Jo Rupp, Gloria Cromwell, Harvey Miller, Ben Lemon, William Newman
Felix Unger (Tony Randall) and his wife Gloria (Barbara Barrie) are planning their daughter Edna's (Toni Kalem) wedding but are having difficulties working together. So, Gloria tells Felix to leave for a few days, and he heads to Oscar Madison's (Jack Klugman) apartment where he discovers that Oscar is recuperating after having a vocal cord removed. More problems enter the picture–especially when it is learned that Edna's fiance has been married and divorced twice before–but when it comes time for the wedding, everything is settled.
|The Serpent and the Rainbow 1988 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield, Brent Jennings, Conrad Roberts, Badja Djola, Theresa Merritt, Michael Gough, Paul(2) Guilfoyle, Dey Young, Aleta Mitchell, Jaime Pina Gautier, William Newman, Evencio Mosquera Slaco
It appears that zombies really do exist, and scientist Dennis Alan (Bill Pullman) is sent to Haiti by a drug company to find the drug that may used in creating zombies. Teaming up with a local "good" voodoo priest (Paul Winfield) and his daughter (Cathy Tyson), Alan finds that, as he gets closer to the answers, the resistance from the "bad" voodoo priest becomes greater, and he is in jeopardy of becoming a zombie himself. Based on a book by Wade Davis who actually looked for the drug. Good special effects.
|Silver Bullet 1985 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Mystery / Horror
Director: Daniel Attlas
Cast: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows, Terry O'Quinn, James Gammon, Bill Smitrovich, Tovah Feldshuh, Lawrence Tierney, Leon Russom, Robin Groves, Joe Wright, Kent Broadhurst, Heather Simmons, William Newman
A werewolf is on the loose and is extremely active in his hunt for prey. Young Marty Coslaw (Corey Haim) is paralyzed and lives with his Uncle Red (Gary Busey), who builds Marty a hot-rod wheelchair, and his resentful sister Jane (Megan Follows). They are only a few of those affected when the werewolf appears as the full moon rises, and there are many adventures. This is a Steven King tale in which he lives up to his excellent reputation in the genre of horror stories.
|Tom and Huck 1995 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: Peter Hewitt
Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Eric Schweig, Amy Wright, Charles Rocket, Michael McShane, Marian Seldes, Rachael Leigh Cook, Lanny Flaherty, Courtland Mead, William Newman, Peter Mackenzie, Heath Lamberts, Joey Stinson, Blake Heron
This is the Disney rendition of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." When their friend, Muff Potter (Michael McShane), is arrested for the murder of Doc Robinson (William Newman), Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and Huck Finn (Brad Renfro) come to his rescue.
|1. Act of Vengeance (1986)|
2. Chattahoochee (1990)
3. Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992)
4. Funny Farm (1988)
5. Leprechaun (1993)
6. Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988)
aka: Monkey Shines
7. The Mosquito Coast (1986)
8. The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993)
9. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
10. Silver Bullet (1985)
11. Tom and Huck (1995)
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