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Titles You've Rated (94)
Summary: Final story in the Logan McQueen (Burt Reynolds) series finds the ex-cop having to rescue a congressman, his family, and Logan's ex-partner from a kidnapper who has taken the group hostage in an old hotel. (imdb)
Summary: Burt Reynolds plays Logan McQueen, the hardest and most fearless cop in Florida. A series of attacks begins to happen in Miami, everyone of them meticulously carried out by a person who seems to be an extremely lethal terrorist. Buildings, schools, public places, everything is destroyed by the bombs. When trying hopelessly to find and to destroy the terrorist, Logan McQueen ends up getting closer to a convict who says that he is capable to foresee the explosions. (imdb)
Summary: Burt Reynolds directs and stars in this action-infused film about Logan McQueen, a Miami detective who uncovers police corruption while investigating a murder he's accused of committing. With pressure mounting and time ticking, McQueen must prove his innocence not only to the authorities, but to the merciless crime boss who believes McQueen stole his money.
Summary: On Christmas Day, Santa brings two lonely people together. But can love overcome deception? (imdb)
Summary: Three stories by author Irwin Shaw provide the cornerstone for a movie that explores the personal differences that cause problems in the relationships of three diverse couples. This piece of stagecraft was produced for television and is part of the Broadway Theatre Archive of plays.
Summary: A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him. (imdb)
Summary: A lawyer and her partner run from the Colombian Mafia and the corrupt U.S. marshals and attorneys assigned to protect them. (imdb)
Summary: An older priest has retained the good will of his parishioners by cracking jokes and not taking a stand on crucial matters. A young seminarian with a rebellious reputation arrives and the older priest is tasked to bring him to 'party line'.
Summary: A San Francisco cab driver find himself in possession of a monkey that is carrying a formula for turning atomic waste into a plutonium bomb. He finds himself framed for a murder and chased all over town by people trying to get the formula. (imdb)
Summary: A Harvard graduate transports a load of marijuana from Boston to Berkeley, California. (imdb)
Summary: Ernest (Stick) Stickley returns from prison, and very soon he gets involved with his old friend in a drug-running deal that goes sour. Hired by a rich investor, he tries to walk the line, but trouble follows him throughout as he tries to collect a debt and make up for lost time with his daughter. Stick also finds a new flame with a lady financial wizard (Kyle) and gets set to enjoy a new life, but Chucky and Nestor, the two hoods that owe him the debt, have other plans for Stick. (imdb)
Summary: Through a series of horrific murders, the occult, biblical prophecy and sex clash in a melee of gore and mystery, with psychiatrists, attorneys, homicide detectives and rock stars all being suspects.imdb (imdb)
Summary: Four angels try to save the people of earth from another of God's vengeful floods by choosing a typical human to show that there are still good people on earth. The typical man is Jack Melon (played by John Travolta), who holds up a bank, but the teller Debbie Wylder (played by Olivia Newton-John) secretly takes the money herself. Jack finds Debbie to get the money back, but things go awry, and become more complicated when the devil gets involved as well.
Summary: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life. The two form, what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship
Summary: A look at the relationship between a lonely introverted girl and a young video store clerk vying for her attention.
Summary: Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighbouring antique store and things get a little complicated. (imdb)
Summary: Ann-Margret is great in this movie. This is just a simple story of the boy next door falling in love with his girlfriends mother. Kelly Preston's performance in this movie is probably the best part. This movie is good fun. It's definetly worth checking out! (imdb)
Summary: An American veteran (Weller) of the Dominican Republic intervention (LBJ era) is running a hotel in Miami, and is trying to put the memories of the intervention behind him. He gets involved with a former Dominican Republic general's wife (McGillis). He then gets duped through a series of intricate plot twists into helping a group of people trying to rip the general off. (imdb)
Summary: A scientist stands against an entire town when he discovers their medicinal spa is polluted. (imdb)
Summary: The Yooks and the Zooks are two different kinds of, well, Seuss characters, who each have their own way of spreading butter on bread, one side up, the other side down. Soon there are goofy attempts by a hired Grandfather Yook (voiced by Charles Durning) to take on the task of stopping the Zooks from continuing on their bottom-buttered path. (imdb)
Summary: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. (imdb)
Summary: A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.
Summary: A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. (imdb)
Summary: The behind the scenes of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison. (imdb)
Summary: Captured Hearts, an insane serial killer/horror film, is a heart-jumping, heart-crushing - truly demented - roller coaster ride of mystery, violence, sex and gore. With a raging, climatic twist, all hearts end up in one place. And it's not where they're supposed to be. (imdb)
Summary: Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated.
Summary: A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.
Summary: Society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat oblivious to the health and financial problems of her husband. (imdb)
Summary: This lavish drama focuses on the jet-set's continual struggle for love and power. The world's richest shipping magnate romances the widow of a United States President. (TCM.com)
Summary: 'Bonnie and Clyde' are reinvented in SCAVENGER KILLERS, where a charming judge and a hot criminal defense attorney go on a maniacal killing rampage. With bizarre, yet somehow believable, FBI agents (a physically powerful, condescending mute with wooden legs, and a Tourette's Syndrome introvert with psychic abilities) on the hunt, the deranged duo amp up their rampage, never murdering with the same method but always with same untamed ferocity. (imdb)
Summary: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father. (imdb)
Summary: Kidnapped by a mysterious figure, three women find themselves trapped in an abandoned hospital. (imdb)
Summary: Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the coach of the local high school American Football team, which brings him in constant contact with the other residents of the town.
Summary: A small town lad's passion for authentic wrestling is not matched by those around him at a California prep school. (imdb)
Summary: A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the idea that someone who knows so much about them won't be under their control anymore, and decide to send their own hitmen to eliminate him.
Summary: Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations. (imdb)
Summary: Brady Hawkes and Billy Montana join forces once again in this new adventure. This time around their goal is to help the Sioux fight the government and get the supplies they need. They also uncover corruption within a government outpost and find themselves in a dangerous position. (imdb)
Summary: "Cowboy" Sam Steele (Marc Singer) is a Los Angeles patrolman with a naïve young partner, Wade (Steve Bacic), and a squadron full of trouble. It seems his immediate superior, Alexander (Michael Madsen), is leading a band of longtime renegade cops who Cowboy and Wade catch robbing a warehouse. Cowboy accepts the payoff to keep quiet, but Wade is considering going to Internal Affairs -- which would be a mistake for reasons that become clear. (allrovi.com)
Summary: Everything brilliant and compassionate defense attorney Paul Madriani stands for is put to the test when he's hired to defend an indefensible adversary, Baltimore's Judge Armando Acosti's. Acosti is arrested for soliciting a prostitute-undercover vice cop, Brittany Hill, who's called in as key witness for the prosecution. When Hill is murdered, and all evidence points to the judge, Acosti finds himself in desperate need of a savvy defense. (imdb)
Summary: The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes. (imdb)
Summary: A terminally ill crime boss, known only as The Man, hires a hit man named Frank to carry out his own assassination as well as the assassination of The Woman he loves. When The Woman turns out to be Frank's long lost lover, he turns against The Man becoming the target himself. (imdb)
Summary: A US Treasury Agent finds himself in opposition with his fellow agents who are involved in gun running. This puts him on the run and into the hands of a Greek mafia chief whom he saves from an assassination attempt by the agency. Actually he had become attracted to the mafia chief's wife, who reminds him of his comatose wife, and in saving her also saved the chief. All of which sets up an affair between the agent and the wife. (imdb)
Summary: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules. (imdb)
Summary: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her bickering parents must put aside their differences to help her recover before her condition kills her. (imdb)
Summary: Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s. (imdb)
Summary: Tilt is the story of a young girl, who is a pinball machine wizard. Because she does not get on with her parents, Tilt is contemplating running away from home, and skipping school one day she decides to go to Mickey's Bar. Mickey, who is Tilt's good friend, helps her set up a gambler for a pinball game. Because the gambler is unaware of Tilt's pinball wizardry, he is easily hustled out of his money.
Summary: A retarded man is unjustly accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot. Later, after it is revealed he saved the girl from a vicious dog attack, members of the search posse are killed by a mysterious scarecrow. (imdb)
Summary: Feeling unappreciated next to her famous husband, Mrs. Santa Claus decides to get out an see the world. An accident lands her in Manhattan where she has abundant opportunities to share her wisdom and optimism.
Summary: Lloyd Hopkins, a hard-boiled American police detective is on the trail of a mass murderer who is victimizing women in Los Angeles... (imdb)
Summary: Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league. (imdb)
Summary: Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (imdb)
Summary: Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist. (imdb)
Summary: An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it. (imdb)
Summary: A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. (imdb)
Summary: Feeling unneeded, a disillusioned Santa Claus (Charles Durning) quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas (and the help of his bumbling chief elf, Philpot (Bruce Vilanch), Santa and the child travel across America and Santa discovers that people really do need him and care about other people. (imdb)
Summary: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion... (imdb)
Summary: De Niro (a Catholic Priest) and Duvall (a Homicide Detective) play brothers drawn together after many years apart, in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a young prostitute. (imdb)
Summary: A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit. (imdb)
Summary: An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera. (imdb)
Summary: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced.
Summary: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (imdb)
Summary: An American Pie-like teen comedy in which a high school senior tries to become the first student in years to complete the Dirty Deeds, an outrageous series of challenges that must be completed by the Homecoming banquet at 9 a.m.
Summary: A big-budget movie crew descends upon a quaint New England village, sowing a bumper crop of corruption, vanity and greed.
Summary: A trio of escaped prisoners (Clooney, Nelson, Turturro) embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and the promise of sharing in the division of a fortune in buried treasure. (Touchstone Pictures)
Summary: In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (imdb)
Summary: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (imdb)
Summary: De Niro plays Vietnam Vet. John Rubin. Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village... (imdb)
Summary: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend... (imdb)
Summary: General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof. Ukrinsky. (imdb)
Summary: Sibling rivalry begins when orphan twins, raised by nuns, are finally separated after years of togetherness. (imdb)
Summary: Town Sherif and regular patron, fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a TV preacher targets it as the Devils playhouse. (imdb)
Summary: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities. (imdb)
Summary: Sam, Carl and Eddie are three retired war veterans making the most out of their modest pensions as they live out their "Golden Years" in Sunrise Village, a trailer park outside of Pheonix, Arizona. The trio spends most of their time vying for the attention of their neighbor, Chrissy DeLee, and ex Las Vegas showgirl still famous for her "Double Dip" (forgetaboutitthefilm.com)
Summary: Vincent Foster directs two-time Academy Award nominee CHARLES DURNING, Academy Award nominee, EILEEN BRENNAN, RICHARD TYSON, MAXINE BAHNS, and introducing CIERA ROSE ALLEN as Eve Malone who runs against the crooked Congressman... but does it in the nude! (weggeeproductions.com)
Summary: A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. (imdb)
Summary: Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband. (imdb)
Summary: This film is a compendium of the facts and fiction of the events leading up to the disaster. For dramatic effect, Sabotage was chosen as the cause, rather than electricity lashing out at a couple of tons of hydrogen. (imdb)
Summary: Filmed on location in Central, South and West Texas. Corbin plays a fictional Menard County sheriff who uses country savvy and cowboy logic to straighten out his angry teen-aged grandson, Clay, a high school senior who can't seem to stay out of trouble. (imdb)
Summary: Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems. (imdb)
Summary: A series of comic vignettes illuminates the changing relationship of two hitmen over the years.
Summary: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's daughter, Kat, and together they set out to crack the case. (imdb)
Summary: Far North is set in rural Minnesota, at the home of a dour, curmudgeonly farm family. Only Kate (Lange) has been able to escape this repressive environment, but she comes home when dad Bertram (Charles Durning) is laid up in the hospital. Despite her city-bred sophistication, Kate almost instantly reverts to childhood, trying desperately to "prove herself" to her misogynistic papa. (All Movie Guide)
Summary: A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery. (imdb)
Summary: Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman. (imdb)
Summary: An equal opportunity offender, this film is a surreal, funny and provocative view of the participants and psychology that fueled the epochal 1992 events. (Image Entertainment)
Summary: A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. (imdb)
Summary: Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future. (imdb)
Summary: Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone. (imdb)
Summary: Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who, while chasing a dealer, gets involved in a shootout that doesn't please the top brass. As a result, he's sent down to the Vice division, which he considers the lowest rung on the ladder. (imdb)
Summary: High school student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting by a caller who repeatedly asks, "Have you checked the children lately?" After notifying the police, Jill is told that the calls are coming from inside the house... (imdb)
Summary: En route to Lake Tahoe for a much anticipated vacation, the Carver family is arrested for blowing out all four tires on their camper. Collie Entragian is the arresting officer, the self-made sheriff of a town called Desperation, Nevada, and the quintessential bad cop... (imdb)
Summary: Hildy Johnson is the top reporter on a Chicago newspaper during the 1920s. Tired of the whole game he's determined to quit his job to get married. His scheming editor, Walter Burns, has other plans though. It's the day before guilty (but insane) murderer, Earl Williams, is due to go to the gallows and Burns tempts Johnson to stay and write the story. (imdb)
Summary: Dateline # Austin, TX. Barefoot Bobby Briggs, the legendary running back for the Austin Steers was today sentenced to die for his role in the armed robbery/murder at a downtown Stop 'n Go convenience store... It's five years later, and Bobby's appeals have all but run out, and the Austin Steers are - once again - on the march to the Superbowl, with a lock on the playoffs, when their wide receiver has a season ending injury.
Summary: Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Creating a memoir of his own experiences, writer and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo) tells the story of Dale, an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale instead finds the experience rich in unexpected ways... (imdb)