The story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.
The glowering brutality that is aikido head-banger Steven Seagal's substitute for a star persona at least gives us a rancid taste of authenticity in Marked for Death, a cookie-cutter action picture. This glum lug seems really to enjoy hurting people; he snaps limbs and shatters noses with visible relish. Pitted against a gang of Jamaican gangsters who invade his (white ethnic) Chicago neighbourhood and threaten his family, retired DEA agent John Hatcher sets out to solve the case with robotic efficiency, kicking butt in just about every scene. Not quite as pudgy in this 1990 outing as he became a few films later, Seagal looks like the genuine, lethal article in the fight sequences but like a hopeless amateur when he tries to act his way out of the waterlogged-paper-bag of a script. So what else is new? The one bright spot here is Basil Wallace, a mostly unsung actor who throws himself into the showy role of the Rasta gang-boss Screwface, a garishly scarred psycho with piercing ice-blue eyes. --David Chute, Amazon.com
A fascinating 5 disc set of half hour profiles spotlighting the personal lives and extraordinary careers of fifty legendary Hollywood leading ladies. Exotic Greta Garbo! Feisty Bette Davis! Sultry Marilyn Monroe! Brilliant Jodie Foster! Just a few of the great movie actresses featured in this definitive collection. From the early classic era of Gloria Swanson Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford to more contemporary cinema queens such as Faye Dunaway Jane Fonda and Kim Basinger 'Hollywood Biographies: The Leading Ladies' tells their amazing stories through rare film clips television appearances photographs and interviews.
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