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Billy Bob Thornton: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows
The Ice Harvest | DVD | (23/10/2006)
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Thick thieves. Thin ice. Based on the novel by Scott Phillips The Ice Harvest is a comic film noir set in very cold and icy Wichita Kansas. John Cusack turns in another fine performance as Charlie Arglist a soft-spoken lawyer who works for local mob boss Bill Guerrard (Randy Quaid). Charlie hangs out in strip clubs pines after femme fatale Renata (Connie Nielsen) rarely sees his kids and basically watches life happen all around him. Ready for a change he and the much more hardened Vic Cavanaugh (Billy Bob Thornton) steal $2.1 million from Guerrard and plan to play it cool before leaving town trying not to create suspicion. All they need to do is make it through Christmas Eve--but that's not going to be easy for Charlie who spends the long night getting caught up in a series of very funny very dangerous and very bloody events that unfold while sweet Christmas carols echo in the background....
Jerry Bruckheimer Action Collection | DVD | (08/07/2013)
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<b>Crimson Tide:</b> Superstars Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman face off in the intense action-thriller Crimson Tide. Viggo Mortensen and James Gandolfi ni also star as the full-throttle tension builds relentlessly! Amidst a global crisis, the USS Alabama is ordered to launch its nuclear missiles - signaling the start of World War III! And when the sub's commander and his executive offi cer clash over the validity of their orders, an epic struggle for control erupts under the sea. <b>The ...
U-Turn | DVD | (01/10/1999)
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Oliver Stone used such words as "liberating" and "fun" to talk about U-Turn's relatively quick production schedule of 42 days. Stone's ideas of film fun, however, are something older generations would call sick. This film is a Southwestern noir tale about Bobby Cooper (Sean Penn), a hotshot who is stuck in the tight confines of Superior, Arizona, when his car breaks down. His subsequent adventure is a meatball comedy--loud, obnoxious and violent, and stuffed with diffused light, a hot cast and a no-fat Ennio Morricone score. This film has plenty of odd characters but you never really find out much about them. Bobby's first encounters include a repulsive mechanic (Billy Bob Thornton under the grease) and a blind Indian (Jon Voight under the makeup). Then there's Grace McKenna (a sizzling Jennifer Lopez), who is as dangerous as the curves of her red sundress. Bobby's got time to kill and Grace seems more than willing. Unfortunately, it seems that Bobby has never seen a movie such as A Touch of Evil; if he had, he would know it can only get worse. About the time Grace's husband, Jake (Nick Nolte), shows up, Bobby is knee-deep in murder plots and double-crosses. The first 40 minutes or so are "fun" to a point. Penn is the perfect near-creep to root for and as he wanders back into town after meeting Grace, the eclectic characters pile up. But soon it gets monotonous, tiring and just plain ugly. And when incest and bloody fights begin, the fun is gone. If Penn wasn't so solid an actor and able to be empathetic in the most morose situations, the movie would be unwatchable in stretches. Lopez makes another good impression but this is not a performance that stands out. Nolte, raspy and ill-looking, is the Lee Marvin of the 90s. Before U-Turn is over, you are already wondering if Oliver Stone will do something else, something more important, soon. --Doug Thomas
Princess Mononoke (DVD and Book) | DVD | (22/10/2001)
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Princess Mononoke has already made history as the top-grossing domestic feature ever released in Japan, where its combination of mythic themes, mystical forces, and ravishing visuals tapped deeply into cultural identity and contemporary, ecological anxieties. For international animation and anime fans, this epic, animated 1997 fantasy, represents an auspicious next step for its revered creator, Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service), an acknowledged anime pioneer, whose painterly style, vivid character design, and stylised approach to storytelling take ambitious, evolutionary steps here. Set in medieval Japan, Miyazaki's original story envisions a struggle between nature and man. The march of technology, embodied in the dark iron forges of the ambitious Tatara clan, threatens the natural forces explicit in the benevolent Great God of the Forest and the wide-eyed, spectral spirits he protects. When Ashitaka, a young warrior from a remote, and endangered, village clan, kills a ravenous, boar-like monster, he discovers the beast is in fact an infectious "demon god", transformed by human anger. Ashitaka's quest to solve the beast's fatal curse brings him into the midst of human political intrigues as well as the more crucial battle between man and nature. Miyazaki's convoluted fable is clearly not the stuff of kiddie matinees, nor is the often graphic violence depicted during the battles that ensue. If some younger viewers (or less attentive older ones) will wish for a diagram to sort out the players, Miyazaki's atmospheric world and its lush visual design are reasons enough to watch. For the English-language version, Miramax assembled an impressive vocal cast including Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup (as Ashitaka), Claire Danes (as San), Minnie Driver (as Lady Eboshi), Billy Bob Thornton, and Jada Pinkett Smith. They bring added nuance to a very different kind of magic kingdom. -- Sam Sutherland, Amazon.com On the DVD: with an impressive widescreen aspect of 2.35:1 and a pleasant 5.1 Dolby digital sound, you cannot fault the transfer of this animation in any way. However, the special features leave a lot to be desired on what is a classic piece of modern anime. The "Behind the Scenes" feature holds no information on the making of Princess Mononoke in its original form--with no input from animator Hayao Miyazaki--and the trailer is taken from the American release of the movie (even though it calls itself an "original" theatrical trailer), complete with the annoyingly hyped-up voiceover that comes with US film trailers. The redeeming feature of this DVD is the ability to watch the anime in its original language with subtitles, a much more passionate and beautiful form--so much of the feeling and lyricism of the movie is lost with the transfer to English language and misplaced casting. After watching the original Japanese version of Princess Mononoke and reading the book you begin to wonder why the West has become such a solitary child of Disney. --Nikki Disney
Bandits | DVD | (03/03/2014)
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Escaped convicts Joe (Bruce Willis) and Terry (Billy Bob Thornton) have come up with a new way to approach to bank robbery: they will take the bank manager hostage the night before, and then accompany him or her to the bank in the morning and clear out the vaults. Amazingly, the plan works, and the pair are soon known nationwide as the notorious 'Sleepover Bandits'. But when madcap housewife Kate (Cate Blanchett) joins the gang, both men quickly fall in love with her, and their previously har...
Intolerable Cruelty | Blu Ray | (24/01/2011)
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From Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen comes this outrageously funny comedy about a man who wins in court and a woman who courts to win. Top divorce attorney Miles Massey (George Clooney) has got it all serial gold-digger Marilyn Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones) wants it all. When Miles falls for the unobtainable Marilyn a hilarious battle of deceit ensues as underhand tactics deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as the two square off this classic battle of the sexes.
Levity | DVD | (23/05/2005)
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How you gonna make it right? Available on DVD for the first time! Billy Bob Thornton stars in 'Levity' as Manual Jordan an ex-con recently released from a 21-year jail sentence who is seeking redemption from Adele Easley (Holly Hunter) the sister of the guy he murdered. His mild manner and passivity make him immune to the new freedoms he'll experience outside of jail and so his release seems like more of a punishment than a reward. By a stroke of luck he meets a spiritual man (Morgan Freeman) who runs a soup kitchen and community center. He is given a job as a parking attendant for the nearby nightclub. This job is the catalyst that brings him in touch with a young girl Sofia (Kirsten Dunst) whose difficult home life has turned her into a self-destructive wreck wasting her life on booze and drugs. However her faith is restored by Manual's gentle way of looking out for her. Little by little Manual's goodness - the result of years of guilt spent reflecting on his crime in prison - casts a ray of new light on everyone involved including the young and troubled son of Adele.
Mr Woodcock | DVD | (28/01/2008)
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Mr Woodcock stars Sean William Scott as John Farley a self-help author who returns to his hometown only to discover that his mother (Susan Sarandon) has fallen in love with his old high school nemesis Mr. Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton) - the gruff no-nonsense gym teacher who had put him through years of mental and physical humiliation. Determined to prevent history from repeating itself John sets out to stop his mother from marrying the man who had made life miserable for him and his classmates.
The Informers | Blu Ray | (09/11/2009)
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The Informers is an adaptation of Bret Easton Elis' novel and stars Winona Ryder Amber Head Billy Bob Thronton Mickey Rouke Kim Basinger Brad Renfo and Rhys Ifans. The Informers is set in LA and details over the course of a week in 1983 a collection of loosly related short stories involving movie execs rock stars a vampire and other morally challenged characters.
One False Move | DVD | (22/01/2001)
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They did it for money. For power. For fun. Two ruthless drug dealers commit a brutal mass murder in Los Angeles and are forced to flee the state. And when Fantasia their beautiful accomplice begs to go home to Arkansas she unwittingly leads them into the eye of the hurricane. Waiting for them in Arkansas is an unlikely arsenal of law enforcers that includes two cynical L.A. cops and one eager small-town sheriff. Sheriff Dale ""Hurricane"" Dixon has waited all his life for a majo
Jayne Mansfield's Car | DVD | (17/03/2014)
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In what critics are calling his best work as writer/director since Sling Blade Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton stars along with Oscar winner Robert Duvall two time Oscar-nominee John Hurt and Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon in this story of fathers and sons wars and peace and the turbulent time that changed America forever. It's 1969 in a small Alabama town and the death of a quirky clan's long estranged wife and mother bring together two very different families for the funeral. But do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart or expose truths that could lead to the most unexpected collisions of all? Robert Patrick (Walk The Line) Ray Stevenson (Dexter) Katherine Lanasa (Deception) and Frances O'Connor (The Hunter) co-star in the acclaimed comedy/drama where 'the performances are first-rate' (NY Daily News).
The Baytown Outlaws | Blu Ray | (26/12/2012)
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When the ruthless Oodie brothers, the sweatiest outlaws south of the Mason-Dixon line, get a visit from Celeste (Eva Longoria) they are offered a job that sounds too easy to be true - to rescue Celeste's godson from her mafioso ex-husband Carlos (Billy Bob Thornton). The crazy trio take the case, not knowing that Carlos has a few tricks up his sleeve - tricks such as crooked cops, a ferocious gang of Tomahawk-wielding bikers, a team of strippers-turned-assassins and a truckload of apocalyptic road pirates... Welcome to the world of The Baytown Outlaws - the biggest redneck kick-ass bonanza of the year! Special Features: Behind the Scenes with Cast and Crew Theatrical Trailer Original Trailer
Cutbank | DVD | (13/06/2016)
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Dwayne McLaren dreams about escaping small town life in Cut Bank, Montana, the coldest spot in the nation, with his vivacious girlfriend Cassandra. When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries to leverage a bad situation into a scheme to get rich quickly but he finds that fate and an unruly accomplice are working against him. Thrust into the middle of a police investigation spearheaded by the local sheriff, everything goes from bad to worse in this all-American thriller.
The Winner | DVD | (02/03/1998)
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After director Alex Cox alienated the powers that be in Hollywood with Straight to Hell and Walker his anarchic follow-ups to Repo Man and Sid and Nancy it would be nearly a decade before he made a film in the United States again. After making the critically acclaimed underseen Highway Patrolman in Mexico he agreed to direct The Winner based on the play A Darker Purpose by Wendy Riss. Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Philip a soft-spoken rather dimwitted young man who stumbles into an incredible lucky streak in Las Vegas. Every Sunday he enters the same casino wins some money and goes home. While Philip himself is pretty nonchalant about his lucky streak it earns him the attention of a lot of unsavory characters. Louise (Rebecca De Mornay who also executive produced the film) a tacky nightclub singer and her impotent hitman boyfriend Jack (Billy Bob Thornton) plan to get Philip to fall in love with Louise and offer her a fortune to pay off her debt to the sinister seemingly omnipotent Kingman (Delroy Lindo) the casino owner who employs Jack. A small-time hood Joey (Frank Whaley) and his motley crew (Richard Edson and Saverio Guerra) plan to rip Philip off but their plans are complicated when the antic impulsively violent Joey begins to feel a strange attraction to his would-be prey. Wolf (Michael Madsen) Philip's thuggish brother (and Louise's former lover) arrives in town practically guaranteeing some kind of violent showdown. After shooting the film Cox returned to Mexico to work on his next project. While he was away the producers then re-edited The Winner without his consent and replaced the film's soundtrack. Cox has since distanced himself from the final product.
The Complete Coen Collection: 1984 - 2004 | DVD | (18/02/2008)
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Modern-day auteurs of the cinematic world the Coen Brothers have built a reputation as one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmakers of the late 20th century. Combining thoughtful eccentricity wry humour arch irony and often brutal violence the films of the Coen brothers have become synonymous with a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres -- especially film noir -- while sustaining a firmly post-modern feel. For the first time ever all eleven of the Coen Brothers titles available in one box set which cover the first 20 years of their output Blood Simple (1984): A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But when blood is involved nothing is simple. Raising Arizona (1987): When a childless couple of ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another familys quintuplets their lives get more complicated than they anticipated. Miller's Crossing (1990): Tom Reagan an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. Barton Fink (1991): In 1941 New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle Barton develops severe writers block. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994): A nave business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. Fargo (1996): Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson. The Big Lebowski (1998): 'Dude' Lebowski mistaken for millionaire Lebowski seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to get help O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000): Set in 1930s Deep South three stumblebum convicts escape to go on a quest for treasure and meet various characters while learning where their real fortune lies. The Man Who Wasn't There: (2001) A laconic chain-smoking barber blackmails his wifes boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning but his plan goes terribly wrong. Intolerable Cruelty: (2003) A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverley Hill lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce. The Ladykillers: (2004) An eccentric if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord: a sharp old woman.
The Apostle | DVD | (02/01/2006)
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The hardest soul to save was his own. He was touched by the power and filled with the spirit. A man of faith. A man of the flesh. A man plagued by the darker side of human desire and rage. Robert Duvall stars (and directs) as Sonny a gifted Southern preacher loved by his community. When Sonny loses control and commits a crime of passion he is forced to run from the law. Hiding out in the small town of Bayou Boutte Sonny adopts a new identity and sets out on a new mission
School For Scoundrels | DVD | (25/06/2007)
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Too nice? Too honest? Too *you*? Help is on the way. School For Scoundrels tells the hilarious story of Roger a dejected traffic cop who enrolls in ""confidence building"" class. Roger is tired of being walked all over and wants to win the affection of Amanda the girl he loves. Roger and his classmates get much more than they bargained for when their domineering professor exhibits some unusual teaching methods and sets his own sights on Amanda. Suddenly the mild-mannered geek squad must go from zeroes to heroes in order to stop being pushed around and win the girl back.
The Badge | DVD | (31/03/2008)
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The Badge features Billy Bob Thronton as a local sheriff who begins an investigation into the death of a transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic his investigation causes him to be rejected by others forcing him to seek help from the people he once despised.
Bad News Bears | DVD | (26/12/2005)
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Billy Bob Thornton stars in this fresh take on the irreverent 1976 comedy hit as grizzled former minor league baseball player Morris Buttermaker who is recruited to coach a woefully inept Little League team to a championship against their hated rivals...
The Astronaut Farmer | DVD | (31/03/2008)
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All systems are ""Go"" for Charles Farmer. He's faced bank foreclosure neighborhood naysayers and a government alarmed by his huge purchase of high-grade fuel but now he's ready to blast into space inside the homemade rocket he built in his barn. Just be home in time for dinner Charlie. Billy Bob Thornton portrays Charlie in this charmer about chasing dreams...and about what it means to be a family. 10 000 pounds of rocket fuel alone can't lift Charlie into the heavens. He needs a launch/recovery crew and he has one of the best: his wife (Virginia Madsen) and children dreamers all. They have liftoff. Our spirits have uplift. Gravity cannot hold down our dreams. The Astronaut Farmer is that kind of movie.