An ultimately futile attempt to make lightning strike twice, this so-called spin-off from 1993's blockbuster The Fugitive avoids the label of "sequel" by forging ahead without the first film's star, Harrison Ford. The idea is to showcase the return of Tommy Lee Jones in his Oscar-winning role as tenacious U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard, this time testing his mettle against a covert government operative (Wesley Snipes) accused of murdering two secret service attachés. Unfortunately, Jones and the entire cast have been trapped in a rambling plot, and the underdog status that made Ford such a compelling hero is sacrificed to an evenly matched and eventually tiresome game of cat and mouse, with a villain whose identity is far too predictable. With no dramatic build-up and several superfluous characters to distract its focus, the film's momentum plays out like a rote exercise compared to the high stakes of the earlier film. --Jeff Shannon
Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he becomes the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician.
Tea With Mussolini (Dir. Franco Zeffirelli 1999): Florence 1934. A diverse group of cultured ladies meet for tea each afternoon: Lady Hester Random widow of the British Ambassador to Italy Arabella an artist and singer Georgie the exuberant American archaeologist and the brash and uninhibited Elsa. One of their fold Mary becomes surrogate mother to a young boy Luca and he is soon virtually adopted and brought up by the group of ladies. But the shifting political climate begins to have serious consequences for this unconventional community and the maturing Luca must face up to a personal challenge of independence. How To Make An american Quilt (Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse 1995): Berkeley graduate student Finn (Winona Ryder) is spending the summer at the home of her sparring grandmother and great aunt (Oscar-winners Ellen Burstyn & Anne Bancroft). Their house is a quiet haven where Finn intends to finish her latest thesis and think over a marriage proposal. But when she meets sexy smoldering Leon things begin to get complicated. As she wrestles with her decision the women in her grandmother's quilting bee confide to her the stories of the loves that shaped their own lives. ""How to Make an American Quilt"" brings unbridled passion true love betrayal joy and heartbreak vividly to life in a touchingly funny cinematic tapestry that celebrates finding your way and following your heart.
A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous friends, escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
Driving through a stormy night a wolf runs in front of Will Randall's car. Checking to see if it is okay Will (Nicholson) is bitten and the wolf disappears into the night. From this moment on Will begins to change in subtle ways that he cannot explain his senses quicken and he becomes dynamic and adventurous in every aspect of his life. However Will's new-found lust for life has a price and he finds it increasingly difficult to contain the wild and predatorial spirit that is also growing within him... Starring Jack Nicholson Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader Wolf is a supernatural tale with a delicious modern twist. Beware: the animal is out!
This mammoth box set includes the following BBC Shakespeare Adaptations: 1. Romeo And Juliet - Directed by Alvin Rakoff (1978) 2. Richard II - Directed by Jane Howell (1983) 3. As You Like It - Directed by Basil Coleman (1978) 4. Julius Caesar - Directed by Herbert Wise (1979) 5. Measure For Measure - Directed by Desmond Davis (1979) 6. Henry VIII - Directed Kevin Billington (1979) 7. Henry IV: Parts I & II - Directed by David Giles (1979) 8. Henry V: Parts I & II - Directed by Davi
Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman) directs the screen adaptation of Terence McNally's play Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune, the story of a short-order cook (Al Pacino) who drives a waitress (Michelle Pfeiffer) crazy with his adamant courtship and mixed messages. The film is okay and not much more than that, the major stumbling block being Marshall's failure to scrub away enough star veneer on Pacino and Pfeiffer to accept them as minimum-wage drones with nowhere to go but toward each other. Fortunately, Marshall's feel for the texture offered by supporting players--Hector Elizondo as a café owner, Nathan Lane as Pfeiffer's inevitably gay neighbour-buddy, Kate Nelligan as another lonely waitress--keeps things interesting enough. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling espionage thriller by Ken Follet, and directed by Richard Marquand (most famous for Star Wars V1: Return of the Jedi) Englishmen know him as Faber (Donald Sutherland), but to the Fatherland, he's the loyal and lethal spy known as 'The Needle'. Shipwrecked on a Scottish island en route to Germany, Faber befriends the beautiful Lucy (Kate Nelligan), whose marriage to a crippled, embittered pilot is faltering. Faber sets about seducing her, intending to use her to help carry out his mission and prevent the impending D-Day invasion. Special features: Original theatrical trailer Other extras TBC Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films and full film credits
Richard Chamberlain leads an all-star cast in this stirring adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of injustice, revenge and retribution. Co-starring Trevor Howard, Louis Jourdan, Donald Pleasence and Tony Curtis, The Count of Monte-Cristo is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio It is the height of the Napoleonic era and, for Edmond Dantes, things are looking up - with an impending marriage and a promotion to captain his own ship. But when three men falsely accuse him of conspiring with Napoleon he is sentenced to an agonising life on the isolated island fortress of Monte-Cristo, kept going only by his overwhelming desire for revenge. Special Features: Theatrical trailer Image gallery
Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan ignite the screen as ill-fated lovers in the exciting emotionally involving thriller. Based on the best-selling novel by Ken Follet this searing mystery is a roller coaster ride of suspense centering on the relationship between master spy and a brave woman - with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Englishmen know him as Faber but to the fatherland he's the loyal and lethal spy known as 'The Needle.' On his way back to Germany Fabe
Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer) has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice (Robert Redford) is a brilliant hard edged veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. Tally’s career takes a meteoric rise and she and Warren fall in love. The romance that results is as intense and revealing as television news itself. Yet each breaking story ev
Tom Wingo (Nolte) a disillusioned southern coach must reveal his tortured childhood in order to help his troubled sister. Susan Lowenstein (Streisand) a determined psychiatrist battles Tom's resentment and rage in search of the truth. Their antagonism gradually gives way to love as Tom and Susan find the secret that unlocks his sister's torment and the courage to change their own lives... A story about the memories that haunt us and the truth that sets us free.
For her acclaimed second feature as a director, BARBRA STREISAND (Yentl) crafted a sumptuous, emotionally wrenching adaptation of PAT CONROY's best-selling novelwhich she also produced and starred in. Summoned to New York after his sister attempts suicide, Tom Wingo (Cape Fear's NICK NOLTE) must serve as her memory, reckoning with the traumas of their southern childhood so that her psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein (Streisand), can help her recover. But Tom's sessions with Lowenstein will plunge him into the depths of his own long-repressed painand reawaken the possibility of love within him. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Nolte's soulful performance, The Prince of Tides is a life-affirming tale of healing and renewal from a triple-threat filmmaker with a keen and humane insight into her characters' sorrows, joys, and yearnings. Special Features New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Barbra Streisand, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray Audio commentary featuring Streisand, recorded in 1991 and updated in 2019 Making-of featurette from 1991 Excerpt from a 2018 interview with Streisand, conducted by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on El Rey Network's The Director's Chair Audition and rehearsal footage Deleted scenes and alternate takes Costume and makeup tests Alternate end credits with vocal performance by Streisand Behind-the-scenes footage Gag reel Production-stills gallery and other archival materials Interview with author Pat Conroy from a 1992 episode of Cinema Showcase with Jim Whaley Interview with Streisand from a 1992 episode of the British television show Aspel & Company with Michael Aspel Trailers PLUS: An essay by film historian Bruce Eder
The bald detective in a fedora finds himself attracted to a foxy, enigmatic woman who is suspected in the murders of her two small sons.
In a poor Canadian mining village after the Second World War fragile dreamer Margaret McNeil finds a kindred spirit when a tall Celtic miner serenades her one night in a diner and follows her home. Her mother a viciously misanthropic widow who has lost both a son and husband to the mines views such displays of emotion as folly - futile and soul crushing. Against her mother's wishes Margaret marries the miner who tries to avoid the harsh mining life by getting fired and taking a job as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant. As Margaret's brother falls in love with the cruel mine manager's daughter plotting to leave the godforsaken hamlet and keep both their souls intact Margaret and Neil shut themsleves away from the oppressive community building their own refuge by the wind swept coast a haven for their burgeoning desires and memories.
Chalk this one up as something that seemed like a good idea at the time. Frank Langella had just taken Broadway by storm in a revival of the play based on Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel. He was tall, elegant, and almost painfully romantic--all qualities that failed to translate to this garish, tarted-up film version. The story remains the same, if told in greater length than in Bela Lugosi's version. The film even offered Laurence Olivier as vampire-hunter Van Helsing (in one of several roles he played during the period that required a middle-European accent) and a young Kate Nelligan as the woman whose love (and blood) Dracula most wants. But director John Badham, working from W.D. Richter's clunky script, makes a hash of most of it, relying on special effects to do the heavy lifting. --Marshall Fine
This stylish production of the classic gothic horror tale stars Frank Langella repeating his electrifying award-winning stage performance as the bloodthirsty Count with Laurence Olivier as the devout vampire hunter Van Helsing Dracula's nemesis.
Sophisticated to a point, this well-executed wolf-man tale works due to its clever setting and enormous star power. We all know Jack Nicholson can go nuts but the script makes his character aware of his changes, sometimes for the better, early on. The setting, a publishing house in the middle of a takeover, gives the characters dramatic life before the horror elements kicks in. A senior editor about to get the boot, Nicholson's character becomes a new man after being bitten by a wolf. He takes on challenges at work, lives a more robust life and attracts a new love. But will his new-found energy consume him? Director Mike Nicholson keeps the action alive in the first half but the film peters out at the end with cheap theatrics and the overuse of slow motion. Michelle Pfeiffer has little to do as simply the love interest with a grittier than average personality. Better is James Spader as a smarmy colleague. Nicholson is in fine form, relying on his keen gift to spark interest (a twitch of the head, a look in the eyes), instead of heavy doses of movie make-up. Giuseppe Rotunno's sweeping camerawork sets the mood quite well. Wolf is easy to recommend, with the added feature it's hardly gratuitous. --Doug Thomas
Once upon a time, in the small town of Arcata in California, a rich and successful actor made a promise to a young, attractive and vulnerable girl: I shall love you. Look after you. I don't want to hurt you or oppress you, or deny you in any way. But the promise was broken. After being constantly abused and assaulted, the girl left, and the actor fell into a self-destructive spiral: drink, no friends, no work. Now, left alone in a shabby basement flat, he is haunted by that promise, the girl to whom he made it, and himself. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins stars opposite Kate Nelligan in renowned playwright David Mercer s intense, harrowing screenplay, for which producer Peter Willes received a Silver Medal for Outstanding Creative Achievement from the Royal Television Society. First screened as part of ITV s Sunday Night Drama anthology, The Arcata Promise showcases a tour-de-force performance from one of the world's most significant and respected actors.
A terrific cast headed by Melissa Gilbert Kate Nelligan (BAFTA-winner for Frankie and Johnny and Oscar nominee for The Prince of Tides) and Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore The Exorcist) come together for a compelling true story that tells how one young woman faced up to her nightmares to force a change in the law for the benefit of others. Gilbert plays Shari Karney a promising young attorney with a bright career ahead. But one da
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