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Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies From: colint@spider.co.uk (Colin Tinto) Subject: LIST: Plot Summary List Message-ID: <1993Mar25.133359.25314@spider.co.uk> Date: 25 Mar 93 13:33:59 GMT Organization: Spider Systems Limited, Edinburgh, UK Lines: 1205 [This contains both parts, concatenated.] This is the Plot Summary List. For full details on how to submit a plot summary, see the rules posted earlier, or mail me at colint@spider.co.uk with PLOT QUERY in the title. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: 'Round Midnight PL: Aging jazz player Dale Turner (based on Bud Powell and Lester Young) lives PL: in an expatriate community in Paris, 1959. A local impoverished artist PL: is a big fan, and befriends Turner; the friendship inspires Turner to PL: new creativity. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Drama Biography ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: 39 Steps, The (1935) PL: Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to 1930's London. After a disturbance PL: at a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is on the run from foreign PL: agents. He takes her back to his appartment, but they are followed and PL: later that night Annabella is murdered. Hannay goes on the run to break the PL: spy ring and thus prove his innocence. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Spy Road ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension, The PL: Neurosurgeon/Rock Star/Superhero Buckaroo has perfected the oscillation PL: overthruster, which allows him to travel through solid matter by using the PL: eighth dimension. The Red Lectroids from Planet 10 are after this device PL: for their own evil ends, and it's up to Buckaroo and his band and PL: crime-fighting team The Hong Kong Cavaliers to stop them. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Comedy Sci-Fi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, The PL: Two stories. PL: The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story PL: of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to PL: fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very PL: latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is up PL: to his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger to save him from himself. PL: - PL: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Retelling of Washington Irving's story PL: set in a tiny New England town. Ichabod Crane, the new PL: schoolmaster, falls for the town beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, and PL: the town Bully Brom Bones decides that he is a little too successful PL: and needs "convincing" that Katrina is not for him. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Alice in Wonderland (1951) PL: Disney version of Lewis Carroll's Children's story. Alice becomes PL: bored and her mind starts to wander. She sees a white rabbit who PL: appears to be in a hurry. She chases it into its burrow and then PL: a most bizarre series of adventures begins. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens Musical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Alien (1979) PL: The crew of the deep space mining ship Nostromo are awoken from hypersleep PL: to investigate a strange signal from a nearby planet. While investigating PL: the signal, they discover it was intended as a warning, and not an SOS. PL: What follows are some grisly and inventive special effects based on the PL: work of H.R.Giger BY: Colin Tinto GE: Horror Sci-Fi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Aliens PL: The sequel to Alien is a non-stop, high-tech, war movie, with Space Marines. PL: Ripley is found in deep space by a salvage ship, 57 years after narrowly PL: escaping with her life - and her cat - at the end of Alien. She then PL: discovers The Company have colonised the planet where the alien was first PL: encountered. When contact with the colony is lost, The Company send a PL: team of Space Marines, with Ripley as an "advisor", to find out what has PL: happened. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Sci-Fi Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Back to the Future PL: Marty McFly helps out his friend Doc Brown, and ends up being taken PL: back in time by Doc's time-machine. Marty, a boy of the 80's, has PL: to come to grips with being in the 50's and get his parents to fall in PL: love to set straight the damage his presence has done to the events PL: of the past. BY: Greg Bole GE: Comedy Fantasy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Basic Instinct PL: Former rock star and San Francisco nightclub owner Johnny Boz is found PL: murdered in his bed. Detective Nick Curran is assigned to the case; he has PL: a history of alcoholism and drug abuse although he is clean now. The prime PL: suspect is Catherine Tramell, an attractive and manipulative novelist who PL: had been seeing Boz for a while. Police psychiatrist Beth Gardner (who PL: happens to be Nick's ex-girlfriend) is brought in on the case when it is PL: discovered that Boz's murder was copied directly from one of Catherine's PL: novels. Nick starts to get too involved and everyone seems to be a suspect. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Beauty and the Beast (1991) PL: Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial PL: French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced "affections" PL: of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a PL: spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, PL: Belle's father, causes the two to meet. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Musical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure PL: Ted "Theodore" Logan and Bill S. Preston esquire won't graduate if they PL: don't do well in their history presentation. This would be both bogus PL: and uncool ! A dude called Rufus comes from the future in a telephone PL: box to help them, as their lives are apparently rather important to the PL: future of mankind ! They travel through time doing some interesting PL: research for their history presentation, and generally being PL: excellent to each other ! BY: Colin Tinto GE: Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Birds, The PL: Spoilt socialite and notorious practical joker Melanie Daniels is shopping PL: in a San Francisco pet store when she meets Mitch Brenner. Mitch is looking PL: to buy a pair of love birds for his young sister's birthday; he recognises PL: Melanie but pretends to mistake her for an assistant. She decides to get her PL: own back by buying the birds and driving up to the quiet coastal town of PL: Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends his weekends with his sister and mother. PL: Shortly after she arrives, Melanie is attacked by a gull, but this is just PL: the start of a series of attacks by an increasing number of birds. BY: Colin Needham GE: Horror ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Blackmail (1929) PL: Alice White is the daughter of a shopkeeper in 1920's London. Her boyfriend, PL: Frank Webber is a Scotland Yard detective who seems more interested in PL: police work than in her. Frank takes Alice out one night, but she has PL: secretly arranged to meet another man. Later that night Alice agrees to go PL: back to his flat to see his studio. The man has other ideas and as he tries PL: to rape Alice, she defends herself and kills him with a bread knife. When PL: the body is discovered, Frank is assigned to the case, he quickly PL: determines that Alice is the killer, but so has someone else and blackmail PL: is threatened. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Blackmail Murder ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Blade Runner PL: Deckard is a Blade Runner, a police man of the future who hunts down PL: and terminates replicants, artificially created humans. He wants to get PL: out of the force, but is drawn back in when 5 "skin jobs", a slang term PL: for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard PL: must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future. PL: This film questions what it is to be human, and why life is so precious. BY: Greg Bole GE: Sci-Fi Action ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Bonfire of the Vanities, The PL: Financial "Master of the Universe" Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel PL: when his mistress Maria Ruskin hits a black boy with his car. When PL: yellow journalist Peter Fallow enflames public opinion with a series PL: of distorted tabloid articles on the accident, the case is seized upon PL: by opportunists like Reverend Bacon and mayoral candidate D.A. Abe Weiss. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Brazil (1985) PL: Bureaucracy and ductwork run amok in the story of a paperwork mixup that PL: leads to the imprisonment of Mr. Buttle, shoe repairman, instead of PL: Harry Tuttle, illegal freelance Heating Engineer. Bureaucrat Sam Lowry PL: (prone to escapes to a fantasy world) gets branded a terrorist and becomes PL: hunted by the state himself in the process of correcting the mistake. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Fantasy Satire ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Breaking In PL: Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike PL: clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get PL: as good as Ernie. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Comedy Adventure ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Champagne PL: A spoilt rich girl leads a life of luxury on the profits from her father's PL: champagne business. To bring her back down to earth he tells her that all PL: the money has been lost so she goes to seek her fortune. BY: Colin Needham GE: Comedy Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Cinderella (1950) PL: Retelling of the fairy tale of the same name. Cinderella, adopted PL: daughter of an upper-class lady, is made a slave in her own home. PL: While her mother and ugly stepsisters are out at the royal ball PL: she gets a surprise visit from a friend. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens Musical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Defending Your Life PL: Yuppie Daniel Miller is killed in a car accident and goes to Judgment City, PL: a waiting room for the afterlife. During the day, he must prove in a PL: courtroom-style process that he successfully overcame his fears (a hard PL: task, given the pitiful life we are shown); at night, he falls in love PL: with Julia, the only other young person in town. Nights are a time of PL: hedonistic pleasure, since you can (for instance) eat all you want without PL: getting fat. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Comedy Fantasy Romance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Dial M for Murder (1954) PL: Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice decides to murder his wife for her money and PL: because she had an affair the year before. He blackmails an old college PL: associate to strangle her, but when things go wrong he sees a way to turn PL: events to his advantage. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Do the Right Thing PL: It's the hottest day of the year in the Bed-Stuy district of Brooklyn, and PL: tensions are growing in this black ghetto area, with the only local PL: businesses a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie, Sal's delivery PL: boy, manages to always be at the center of the action. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Comedy Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Double Indemnity (1944) PL: Insurance salesman Walter Neff meets attractive Phyllis Dietrich when he PL: calls to renew her husband's automobile policy. The couple are immediately PL: drawn to each other and an affair begins. Soon they cook up a scheme to PL: murder Mr. Dietrich for the insurance money, but all does not go to plan. BY: Colin Needham GE: Film_Noir Thriller Suspense ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Downhill PL: Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the PL: blame for a friend's theft and his life falls apart in a series of PL: misadventures. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb PL: General Jack D. Ripper goes completely and utterly mad, and sends a bomber PL: wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that the communists are trying PL: to rob Americans of their "precious bodily fluids". The U.S. president PL: meets with his advisors, where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if PL: the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Device" PL: which will destroy the U.S. with buried bombs. Will the bombers be PL: caught in time, or will General Jack D. Ripper have succeeded in PL: destroying the world ? BY: Colin Tinto GE: Sci-Fi Comedy War ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Dumbo PL: The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs Jumbo, veteran of the PL: circus, but the newborn is ridiculed because of his truly enormous PL: ears and dubbed "Dumbo". Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown PL: acts; it is up to his only friend, a mouse, to assist Dumbo to PL: achieve his full potential. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Easy Virtue PL: Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a scandalous divorce case. She PL: escapes to France to rebuild her life where she meets John Whittaker. PL: They are later married, but John's well-to-do family finds out Larita's PL: secret. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Excalibur PL: The myth of King Arthur brought once again to the screen. Uthur PL: Pendragon is given the mystical sword Excalibur by the wizard Merlyn. PL: At his death Uthur buries the sword into a stone, and the next man that PL: can pull it out will be King of England. Years later Arthur, Uthur's PL: bastard son draws Excalibur and becomes king. Guided by Merlyn, Arthur PL: marries Guenivere and gathers the Knights of the Round Table. Arthur's PL: evil half-sister Morgana sires a son with him, who may prove his downfall. BY: Greg Bole GE: Fantasy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Family Plot PL: Fake medium Madam Blanche and her taxi driver boyfriend make a living from PL: her phoney powers. They are hired by an aging widow, Julia Rainbird to find PL: her nephew who was given away for adoption many years earlier following a PL: family scandal. Meanwhile, an extremely clever couple are behind a series of PL: kidnappings in the San Francisco area. The two couples path's cross and PL: chaos results in Hitchcock's last film. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Fantasia ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Fantasia PL: Animation done to classical music by Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky PL: Various classical music works are illustrated, some abstractly, some PL: and others. PL: humorously, and some dramatically. A wide range of artistic styles is BY: Tim Pickett PL: displayed. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Animated GE: Animated Musical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Farmer's Wife, The (1928) PL: Farmer Sweetland is a lonely old widower. He is determined to marry again PL: and he enlists the help of his housekeeper Minta to pick a wife from the PL: local single women. BY: Colin Needham GE: Comedy Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Foreign Correspondent PL: Johnny Jones is an action reporter on a New York newspaper. The editor PL: appoints him European correspondent because he is fed up with the dry, PL: reports he currently gets. Jones' first assignment is to get the inside PL: story on a secret treaty agreed between two European countries by the PL: famous diplomat, Mr. Van Meer. However things don't go to plan and Jones PL: enlists the help of a young woman to help track down a group of spies. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Spy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Frenzy (1972) PL: London is terrorised by a vicious sex killer known as the neck tie PL: murderer. Following the brutal slaying of his ex-wife, down-on-his-luck PL: Richard Blaney is suspected by the police of being the killer. He goes on PL: the run, determined to prove his innocence. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Serial_Killer ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Fun and Fancy Free PL: Disney version of fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk", featuring PL: Mickey, Donald and Goofy in the main roles. Also contains another PL: short film, re-released as "Bongo" BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Ghostbusters PL: Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions PL: at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They PL: decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, PL: trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. PL: They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway PL: to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. PL: The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple. BY: Greg Bole GE: Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Hope and Glory PL: A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy PL: called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. PL: For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total PL: upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect PL: of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up PL: your school. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Comedy Drama War ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Hunt for Red October, The PL: Based on the Best Selling novel by Tom Clancy this film tells the story PL: of Captain Marko Ramius, the skipper of the Soviet Union's newest nuclear PL: sub. Jack Ryan of the CIA gets involved in a tense, tangled hunt for PL: this sub, when Ramius defects, taking the "Red October" with him. The PL: story is an action packed techno-thriller. BY: Greg Bole GE: Action Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: I Confess PL: Otto Kellar and his wife Alma work as caretaker and housekeeper at a PL: Catholic church in Quebec. Whilst robbing a house where he sometimes works PL: as a gardener, Otto is caught and kills the owner. Racked with guilt he PL: heads back to the church where Father Michael Logan is working late. Otto PL: confesses his crime, but when the police begin to suspect Father Logan he PL: cannot reveal what he has been told in the confession. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade PL: Renowned archaeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, returns PL: for the 3rd and final Indy film. Teaming up with his father, Indiana PL: sets out to try and find the Holy Grail. Once again, the Nazis are after PL: the same prize, and try to foil Indianas plans. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Adventure ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom PL: Renowned archaeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is PL: back in action in the 2nd Indy film. He teams up with a night club PL: singer and a 12 year old named Short Round. They end up in an PL: Indian village, where the people believe evil spirits have taken their PL: children away after a sacred stone was stolen. Indiana agrees to try PL: and retrieve the stone for the villagers. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Adventure ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Innerspace PL: Lt. Tuck Pendelton, an American pilot, takes part in an experiment where PL: he is miniaturised inside a submarine-like craft and is to be injected PL: into a rabbit. The bad guys try to steal him, and the machine, while he PL: is miniaturised, and eventually he ends up inside Jack Putter, a PL: hypochondriac. This film borrows ideas from the classic "Fantastic PL: Voyage" and Steve Martins "All of Me". BY: Colin Tinto GE: Comedy Fantasy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Jamaica Inn (1939) PL: Irish orphan girl Mary is sent to stay with Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss in PL: Cornwall. Joss is the landlord of Jamaica Inn and also the head of a PL: gang of pirates who lure ships to their doom on the rocky coast. Mary soon PL: finds herself in trouble when she discovers the truth. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Juno and the Paycock PL: A poor Dublin family gets into trouble during the uprising of the 1920s BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Lady Vanishes, The (1938) PL: Travellers on a trans-European train are delayed for a night due to bad PL: weather in an unnamed country. The passengers cram into the small village PL: hotel where socialite Iris Henderson meets an old governess called Miss PL: Froy. Shortly after the journey restarts, Miss Froy disappears. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Railway ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Lady and the Tramp PL: Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls PL: himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but PL: happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a PL: while. This turns out to be a bad move, as no dog is above the law. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens Musical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Last Emperor, The PL: A biography of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at the age of three was PL: named the Emperor of China, and dies as a gardener at the Botanical PL: Gardens of Peking. Told in an interesting flashback/flashforward PL: style, we learn of Pu Yi's childhood, the time he spent imprisoned PL: in the Forbidden City, his term as the emperor of Japans Manchukuo, and PL: his eventual release back to public life in 1959. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Historical Biography ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Lethal Weapon PL: Roger Murtaugh has just turned 50, and only has a few more years to go PL: before he retires from the Los Angeles Police Department. Martin Riggs PL: has just lost his wife in an accident, and doesn't care if he lives or PL: dies. When they are paired together, Murtaugh has problems with Riggs PL: suicidal attitude towards work, as they investigate a drugs baron dubbed PL: "The General". BY: Colin Tinto GE: Crime Action ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Lethal Weapon 2 PL: Riggs and Murtaugh are at it again in this sequel to the original PL: Lethal Weapon in 1987. When a red BMW crashes while they are chasing PL: it, they discover the trunk is full of South African Krugerands. PL: Their boss assigns them to protect a federal witness named Leo Getz PL: to try and keep them out of trouble. When the witness reveals he has PL: been doing business with South Africans, the story evolves into a fast PL: moving chase. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Crime Thriller Action ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Lifeboat PL: In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a PL: battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the PL: boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, PL: a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and PL: an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull PL: a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller War ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Little Mermaid, The (1989) PL: Loosely based upon the story by Hans Christian Andersen. PL: Ariel, youngest daughter of King Triton, is dissatisfied with life PL: in the sea. She longs to be with the humans above the surface, and PL: is often caught in arguments with her father over those "barbaric PL: fish-eaters". She goes to meet Ursula, the Sea Witch, to strike a PL: deal, but Ursula has bigger plans for this mermaid and her father. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Musical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Lodger, The (1926) PL: A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering PL: blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting PL: looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and PL: is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes PL: jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Serial_Killer Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Make Mine Music PL: Animation done to modern (for the 1940s) music. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1934) PL: Bob and Jill Lawrence are on a winter sports holiday with their teenage PL: daughter Betty. When their friend Louis Bernard is shot whilst dancing with PL: Jill, he tells Bob of an assassination about to take place in London. PL: Fearing that their plot will be revealed, the assassins kidnap Betty in PL: order to keep the Lawrence's quiet. Bob and Jill return to London and take PL: matters into their own hands. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Kidnap Assassination ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956) PL: Dr. Ben McKenna, his wife Jo and their son Hank are on a touring holiday of PL: Africa when they meet the mysterious Louis Bernard on a bus. The next day PL: Bernard is murdered in the local marketplace, but before he dies he manages PL: to reveal details of an assassination about to take place in London. PL: Fearing that their plot will be revealed, the assassins kidnap Hank in order PL: to keep the McKenna's silent. Ben and Jo go to London and take matters into PL: their own hands. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Kidnap Assassination ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Man Who Would Be King, The PL: This adaptation of the famous short story by Rudyard Kipling tells PL: the story of Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan, two ex-soldiers in PL: India when it was under British rule. They decide that the country PL: is too small for them, so they head of to Karafistan in order to become PL: Kings in their own right. Kipling is seen as a character that was there PL: at the beginning, and at the end of this glorious tale. BY: Greg Bole GE: Adventure Epic ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Manxman, The PL: Despite their differing backgrounds, fisherman Pete and lawyer Philip have PL: been life long friends on the Isle of Man. Pete wants to marry Kate, the PL: landlord's daughter at the local inn, however Kate's father doesn't think PL: he is good enough. Pete leaves the island to seek his fortune abroad and PL: entrusts Kate to Philip, but they start to be attracted to each other. BY: Colin Needham GE: Romance Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Marnie PL: Marnie Edgar is an ice-cold habitual thief. She uses her looks to gain the PL: confidence of her employers, robs them, and changes her identity. Her only PL: loves are her horse and her mother, although she has problems with the PL: latter relationship. Marnie applies for a job at Mark Rutland's Philadelphia PL: publishing company. Mark recognises her since he is a client of her last PL: employer, but instead of turning her in, he decides to watch her. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Psychoanalysis ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Melody Time PL: Animation done to contemporary music. Somewhat of a sequel to "Make PL: Mine Music". BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Midnight Sting PL: Gabriel Cane has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with PL: a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing mad town called PL: Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out PL: 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within 24 hours. Honey Roy Palmer PL: is that man - although at 46, many say he is too old. A sub plot is PL: thrown in about Charles Makem Diggs - the heavyweight champion that gave PL: the town its name - and who is now confined to a wheel-chair. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Thriller Comedy Boxing ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Monty Python's the Meaning of Life PL: The comedy groups last full length movie returns to the feel of the PL: hugely popular BBC TV show. It features small comedy sketches dealing PL: with all of the stages and trials of life. Expect the un-expected. PL: Plenty of religious, vulgar, and sexual humor may offend some groups. PL: There are even musical numbers, but with that same unmistakable brand PL: of Python humor. BY: Greg Bole GE: Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Mortal Storm, The PL: The Roth family lead a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps PL: during the early 1930's. When the Nazi's come to power, the family is PL: divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama War ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Mountain Eagle, The PL: In the Kentucky hills a store keeper tries to win the love of an innocent PL: schoolteacher. She runs away and seeks refuge with a hermit. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Mr. and Mrs. Smith PL: Sophisticated New York couple David and Annie Smith have an unusual marriage PL: with an inordinate number of rules and regulations. One rule entitles them PL: to ask each other one question per month which the other must answer PL: completely honestly. Annie asks David if he would marry her again if he PL: could have the time over again and David confides that he misses his freedom PL: and so probably wouldn't. Later that day, an official from the town where PL: they got married calls to see David. He explains that owing to a state PL: boundary dispute, all couples married between 1936 and 1939 in the county PL: where not legally married. David decides to have fun with this fact, but PL: unbeknown to him, the county official calls to see Annie too and disaster PL: results. BY: Colin Needham GE: Comedy Screwball ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Murder! PL: An actress in a travelling theatre group is murdered and Diana Baring, PL: another member of the group is found suffering from amnesia standing by PL: the body. Diana is tried and convicted of the murder, but Sir John Menier PL: a famous actor on the jury is convinced of her innocence. Sir John sets out PL: to find the real murderer before Diana's death sentence is carried out. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: North by Northwest PL: Middle-aged Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill is PL: mistaken for a government agent by a gang of spies. He gets involved in a PL: series of misadventures and is pursued across the States by both the spies PL: and the government whilst being helped by a beautiful blonde. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Comedy Road ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Notorious (1946) PL: Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., PL: Alicia Huberman takes to drink and men. She is approached by a government PL: agent (T.R. Devlin) who asks her to spy on a group of her father's Nazi PL: friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro. A romance develops between Alicia PL: and Devlin, but she starts to get too involved in her work. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Romance Spy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Number Seventeen PL: A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a PL: detective is on their trail. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: On the Waterfront PL: Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons PL: and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of PL: the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and PL: later meets the dead mans sister and feels responsible for his death. PL: She introduces him to Father Barry, who trys to force him to provide PL: information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Paradine Case, The PL: The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind PL: husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to PL: fall in love with her, she encourages him. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama Courtroom ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Patriot Games PL: Jack Ryan, the hero of Tom Clancy's techno-thriller series, returns PL: in the sequel to _The Hunt for Red October_. Ryan is on vacation in PL: England when he spoils an assassination attempt on an important member of PL: the Royal Family. Ryan gets drawn back into the CIA when the same PL: splinter faction of the IRA targets him and his family. BY: Greg Bole GE: Action Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Peter Pan (1953) PL: Adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. PL: The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter PL: Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with PL: the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens Musical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Pinocchio (1940) PL: Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His PL: wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a PL: fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's PL: "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too PL: successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with PL: Pinocchio deep in trouble. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Pleasure Garden, The PL: Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets PL: Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill PL: meets adventurer Hugh Fielding and they get engaged, but when Hugh travels PL: out of the country, she begins to play around. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Princess Bride, The PL: To cheer up his ailing grandson, The Grandfather reads his favorite story, PL: a classic tale of love, intrigue, and fire swamps. It's the story of PL: Westley's love for Buttercup (The Princess Bride), and Inigo Montoya's PL: life-long search for the six-fingered man that killed his father ("prepare PL: to die"). BY: Jon Reeves GE: Comedy Fantasy Romance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Psycho PL: Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated PL: her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get PL: married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One PL: Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the PL: opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and PL: heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught PL: in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. PL: The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be PL: dominated by his mother. BY: Colin Needham GE: Horror Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Raiders of the Lost Ark PL: Renowned archaeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is PL: hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is PL: believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents PL: of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, PL: escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from PL: Nepal to Cairo. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Adventure ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Rain Man PL: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father dies and leaves a fortune -- to PL: Raymond, the institutionalized savant brother that Charlie didn't know PL: he had. They set out on a cross-country journey of discovery. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Drama Relationship ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Rear Window PL: Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while PL: getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York PL: apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing PL: the neighbours. He begins to suspect that the man opposite may have PL: murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his society model girlfriend PL: Lisa Freemont and his nurse Stella to investigate. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Rebecca PL: A shy ladies companion is staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer PL: when she meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. Max is still troubled by the PL: death of his wife, Rebecca in a boating accident the year before. She and PL: Max fall in love, get married and return to Manderlay, his large country PL: estate in Cornwall. The second Mrs. de Winter meets the housekeeper Mrs. PL: Danvers and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at PL: Manderlay. BY: Colin Needham GE: Romance Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Rescuers Down Under, The PL: Sequel to The Rescuers (1977). Cody, a boy from Mugwomp Flats (a PL: fictitious place in central Australia) falls in with Percival PL: McLeach, a poacher of native animals. It is up to Bernard and PL: Bianca of the Rescue Aid Society to put McLeach where he belongs. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Rescuers, The PL: Bernard and Bianca, of the Rescue Aid Society (a mouse organization) PL: receive a message in a bottle from an orphaned girl who appears to have PL: been kidnapped by Madame Medusa, a selfish woman who has no qualms PL: about using children for her own purposes. The two mice go off PL: to Devil's Bayou to attempt to rescue the little girl. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Reservoir Dogs PL: A gang of thieves carry out an armed robbery on a Diamond warehouse. PL: The police are after them so quickly that they suspect they have a rat PL: in their company. This film starts right after the robbery, with PL: flashbacks to before the robbery, and to the planning of the crime. PL: We are also introduced to the main characters in flashback mode. PL: Plenty of fast action, and plenty of blood and gore. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Thriller Heist ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Rich and Strange PL: Fred and Emily Hill lead a boring life in the London suburbs. They decide PL: to escape from it all by writing to a rich relative and asking for their PL: inheritance in advance. Using the money they go on a world cruise and get PL: into a series of misadventures. BY: Colin Needham GE: Comedy Romance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Ring, The (1927) PL: Jack Saunders and Bob Corby are two boxers in love with Nellie. Jack and PL: Nellie are married but their marriage is flat so she starts to look to PL: Bob for comfort. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama Boxing Silent ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Risky Business PL: A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. PL: An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of PL: money, which he raises in a creative way. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Robin Hood (1973) PL: Retelling of the Robin Hood legend with animals for the characters. PL: Robin Hood is an outlaw who starts to form a gang in Sherwood Forest PL: to fight the injustices of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who levies PL: unpayable taxes upon the people. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves PL: Robin of Locksley escapes from a prison in the Holy Land with his friend, PL: Azeem. He returns to England to find his father has been murdered, King PL: Richard the Lionheart is in exile, and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham PL: has taken over the countryside. Robin encounters a gang of thieves, and PL: wins their trust and respect. Robin Hood - as the thieves call him - PL: leads the gang in an attempt to defeat the Sheriff and his army. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Action Adventure Historical ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Robin and Marian PL: Robin Hood is an old man when he returns with his best friend Little John PL: to England after the Crusades. Maid Marian has entered a nunnery, King PL: Richard is a raving lunatic, his Brother John a moron, and the age of PL: great adventure has seemed to have passed Robin by. But when The Sheriff PL: of Nottingham once again threatens Sherwood, Robin gathers his faithful PL: men, and band of peasants to fight oppression. BY: Greg Bole GE: Adventure ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Robocop PL: Detroit - in the future - is crime ridden, and run by a massive company. PL: The company have developed a huge crime fighting robot, which PL: unfortunately develops a rather dangerous glitch. The company sees a way PL: to get back in favour with the public when a cop called Alex Murphy is PL: killed by a street gang. Murphys body is reconstructed within a steel PL: shell and named Robocop. The Robocop is very successful against PL: criminals, and becomes a target of supervillian Boddicker. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Crime Sci-Fi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Rope PL: Brandon and Philip are two young men who share a New York appartment. They PL: consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend David Kentley PL: and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle David PL: with a rope and placing the body in an old chest, they proceed to hold a PL: small party. The guests include David's father, his fiancee Janet and their PL: old schoolteacher Rupert from whom they mistakenly took their ideas. As PL: Brandon becomes increasingly more daring, Rupert begins to suspect. BY: Colin Needham GE: Suspense Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Roxanne PL: A modernisation of Edmond Rostands "Cyrano De Bergerac". PL: C.D. Bales is a fire chief, who just happens to have an enormous nose. PL: He hires a new fire-fighter, Chris, who is handsome, and knows his PL: hoses, but is useless when it comes to women. Roxanne is an astronomer PL: who has just arrived in town. She catches the eye of Chris, and he PL: asks C.D. to help him woo her. Little does Chris know that C.D. is mad PL: about Roxanne, but hasn't found the right way to tell her - yet. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Comedy Romance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Sabotage PL: Mr. Verloc is part of a gang of foreign saboteurs operating out of London. PL: He manages a small cinema with his wife and her teenage brother as a cover, PL: but they know nothing of his secret. Scotland Yard assign an undercover PL: detective to work at the shop next to the cinema in order to observe the PL: gang. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Saboteur PL: Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the States when PL: he is wrongly accused of starting a fire which killed his best friend. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Road ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Secret Agent PL: British soldier and novelist Edgar Brodie returns home during WWI to PL: find that a government agency has faked a report of his death. They get PL: him to change his name to Richard Ashenden and travel to Switzerland to PL: track down a German agent. BY: Colin Needham GE: Spy Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Shadow of a Doubt (1943) PL: The Newton family lead a quiet life in the North California town of Santa PL: Rosa. The Newton's eldest daughter, Charlotte, decides that things need PL: brightening up and resolves to contact her Uncle Charlie (after whom she PL: is named) and invite him to stay. On arrival at the telegraph office she PL: discovers he is already on his way. However, Uncle Charlie is being pursued PL: by a couple of detectives who suspect him of being "The Merry Widow PL: Murderer", an evil strangler wanted in connection with the deaths of several PL: rich East coast widows. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Shopworn Angel, The PL: During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York PL: for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car PL: nearly runs him over. Daisy agrees to pretend to be Bill's girl to impress PL: his friends, but then a real romance begins. BY: Colin Needham GE: Romance War ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Skin Game, The (1931) PL: An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small PL: English village and almost destroy each other. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Sleeping Beauty (1959) PL: Adaption of the fairy tale of the same name. Princess Aurora is PL: cursed by the evil witch Maleficent - who declares that before PL: Aurora reaches her 16th birthday she will die by a poisoned PL: spinning-wheel. To try to prevent this, the king places her into PL: hiding, in the care of three goodnatured - but not too bright - PL: fairies. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Spellbound PL: The head of the Green Manors mental asylum Dr. Murchison is retiring to be PL: replaced by Dr. Edwards, a famous psychiatrist. Edwards arrives and is PL: immediately attracted to the beautiful but cold Dr. Constance Petersen. PL: However, it soon becomes apparent that Dr. Edwards is in fact a paranoid PL: amnesiac imposter. He goes on the run with Constance who tries to help his PL: condition and solve the mystery of what happened to the real Dr. Edwards. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Romance Psychoanalysis Mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Stage Fright (1950) PL: Jonathan Cooper is wanted by the police who suspect him of killing his PL: lover's husband. His friend Eve Gill offers to hide him and Jonathan PL: explains to her that his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood is the real PL: murderer. Eve decides to investigate for herself, but when she meets the PL: detective in charge of the case, she starts to fall in love. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Stand by Me PL: 4 young friends set out on an adventure. Geordie, Chris, Teddy and PL: Vern go looking for the missing body of a local teenager - found by PL: a gang of older boys. A story of boys hangin' out and growin' up. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Strangers on a Train PL: Psychotic mother's boy Bruno Anthony meets famous tennis professional Guy PL: Haines on a train. Guy wants to move into a career in politics and has PL: been dating a senator's daughter (Ann Morton) while awaiting a divorce from PL: his wife. Bruno wants to kill his father, but knows he will be caught PL: because he has a motive. Bruno dreams up a crazy scheme whereby he and Guy PL: exchange murders. Guy takes this as a joke, but Bruno is serious and takes PL: things into his own hands. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Suspicion (1941) PL: Johnny Aysgarth is a handsome gambler who seems to live by borrowing money PL: from friends. He meets shy Lina McLaidlaw on a train whilst trying to travel PL: in a first class carriage with a third class ticket. He begins to court PL: Lina and before long they are married. It is only after the honeymoon that PL: she discovers his true character and she starts to become suspicious when PL: Johnny's friend and business partner, Beaky is killed mysteriously. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Mystery ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Sword in the Stone, The PL: Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's PL: squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful PL: but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. PL: He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), PL: believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. PL: Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way. BY: Tim Pickett GE: Animated Childrens ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: THX 1138 PL: George Lucas adapted this, his first film, from a short he made at PL: University. THX 1138, LUH 3417, and SEN 5241 attempt to escape from PL: a futuristic society located beneath the surface of the Earth. The PL: society has outlawed sex, with drugs used to control the people. PL: THX 1138 stops taking the drugs, and gets LUH 3417 pregnant. They PL: are both thrown in jail where they meet SEN 5241 and start to plan their PL: escape. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Sci-Fi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Taxi Driver PL: Travis Bickle is a Vietnam veteran who spends his nights driving a New PL: York taxi cab. The violent life he sees through his windscreen turns PL: him into a loner, and after a long nights driving he spends his days PL: alone in his room or in porno movie houses. Then he meets Iris, a PL: 14 year old prostitute. Travis decides to "save" Iris from her PL: situation, and turns himself into a one man killing machine to PL: "put the world to rights". BY: Colin Tinto GE: Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Terminator 2: Judgment Day PL: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for PL: termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the PL: future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly PL: terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector PL: back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Sci-Fi Action ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Terminator, The PL: A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill PL: Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in PL: years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent PL: from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence PL: and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly PL: indestructible cyborg ? BY: Colin Tinto GE: Sci-Fi Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: To Catch a Thief PL: A series of ingenious jewelry robberies takes place on the French Riviera. PL: The police suspect John Robbie - an expert thief who was known as "The Cat" PL: before he retired from crime. Robbie enlists the help of an insurance man PL: to guess where the real thief will strike next. He befriends wealthy PL: widow Jessie Stevens and her attractive daughter Frances. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Romance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Topaz PL: A high ranking Russian official defects to the United States, where he is PL: interviewed by US agent Michael Nordstrom. The defector reveals that a PL: French spy ring codenamed "Topaz" has been passing NATO secrets to the PL: Russians. Michael calls in his French friend and counterpart Andre PL: Devereaux to expose the spies. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Spy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Torn Curtain PL: U.S. rocket scientist Michael Armstrong and his assistant/fiancee Sarah PL: Sherman are attending a convention in Norway. Michael is acting very PL: suspiciously and Sarah follows him to East Germany when he apparently tries PL: to defect to the other side. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller Spy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Trouble with Harry, The PL: Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is PL: found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that PL: they had something to do with his death. BY: Colin Needham GE: Black_Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Two Way Stretch PL: Peter Sellers has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends PL: to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into PL: prison before anyone notices. With only a few days sentence left, and the PL: perfect alibi - what could possibly go wrong ? BY: Colin Tinto GE: Comedy Crime ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Under Capricorn PL: In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life PL: with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he PL: arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict Sam Flusky, who wants PL: to do a business deal with him. Whilst attending a dinner party at Flusky's PL: house, Charles meets Flusky's wife Henrietta who he had known as a child PL: back in Ireland. Henrietta is an alcoholic and seems to be on the verge of PL: madness. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Unforgiven (1992) PL: William Munny - a notorious killer - has settled down on a farm with his PL: two children. His animals are sick, and times are very hard. When he PL: finds out there is 500 dollars to be made from killing two cowboys - who PL: deserve it - he reluctantly takes it on. He calls on his old partner, PL: Ned, who rides with him and "The Schofield Kid", the young boy who told PL: Munny about the money. They enter the town, which is watched over by PL: an evil sheriff - Little Bill. A gritty and realistic tale of how the PL: West really was. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Western Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Vertigo PL: San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson develops a fear of PL: heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during PL: a chase. An old college friend (Gavin Elster) hires Scottie to watch his PL: wife Madeleine who has become obsessed with the past. Scottie follows her PL: around San Francisco and is drawn into a complex plot. BY: Colin Needham GE: Mystery Thriller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Waltzes from Vienna PL: The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger. BY: Colin Needham GE: Musical Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: WarGames PL: A young computer whizz kid accidentally connects into a top secret PL: super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. PL: It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently PL: starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he PL: wanted to play a games and not the real thing ? BY: Colin Tinto GE: Thriller Action War Hacking ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Who Framed Roger Rabbit PL: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake PL: with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop PL: on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead PL: and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the PL: live and animated characters, and lots of references to classic animation. BY: Jon Reeves GE: Comedy Animated Noir ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Wild One, The PL: A gang of 40 motorcyclists, the Black Rebels, gatecrash a legitimate PL: motorcycle race. They are eventually thrown out, but one of the gang PL: steals the first prize trophy and gives it to their leader, Johnny. PL: The gang then ride into Wrightsville, where they cruise up and down the PL: main street, and pile into Bleekers - the local bar. The owner of the PL: bar, the Sheriff, is happy to let the bikers spend their money, so does PL: nothing to break up any disturbances. Johnny falls for the Sheriffs PL: daughter, and tries to impress her with the trophy. When a rival gang PL: ride into town, trouble is just around the corner. BY: Colin Tinto GE: Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Witches of Eastwick, The PL: Alex, Jane, and Suki are three bored New England woman left to live without PL: their husbands. They innocently conjure up a mystery man, who could PL: satisfy all their desires. A new man moves into town - and he fits the PL: bill perfectly. Daryl Van Horne is filthy rich and wild eyed, and PL: within days the three women have all discovered almighty power within PL: themselves. Will good triumph over evil, or will Daryl continue to have PL: his evil way with his witches ? BY: Colin Tinto GE: Horror Comedy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Witness (1985) PL: Samual Lapp is a young Amish boy who witnesses a murder in Philadelphia PL: while traveling with his mother Rachel. A good cop named John Book PL: must go with them into hiding when the killers come after them. All PL: three retreat to Amish country and Book has to adjust to the new life PL: style, and his feelings for the boys mother. Of course the killers PL: are still on their trail. BY: Greg Bole GE: Drama Thriller Romance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Wrong Man, The PL: Manny Ballestero is an honest hardworking musician at New York's Stork PL: Club. When his wife needs money for dental treatment, Manny goes to the PL: local insurance office to borrow on her policy. Employees at the office PL: mistake him for a hold-up man who robbed them the year before and the PL: police are called. The film tells the true story of what happened to Manny PL: and his family. BY: Colin Needham GE: Drama ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MV: Young and Innocent PL: A film actress is murdered by her estranged husband who is jealous of all PL: her young boyfriends. The next day, writer Robert Tisdall (who happens to PL: be one such boyfriend) discovers her body on the beach. He runs to call the PL: police, however, two witnesses think that he is the escaping murderer. PL: Robert is arrested, but owing to a mix up at the courthouse, he escapes and PL: goes on the run with a police constable's daughter Erica, determined to PL: prove his innocence. BY: Colin Needham GE: Thriller

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