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Title One Night in Paris
Original Title One Night in Paris
Number 106
Year 2002
Director Anton Corbijn
Rating 9
Runtime 117
Country France
Genre Documentary | Music
Media DVD
Discs 2
Collection
Volume
Cast David Gahan as Band
Andrew Fletcher as Band
Martin Gore as Band rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan Bailey as Background Vocals
Christian Eigner as Drums
Peter Gordeno as Keyboards
Georgia Lewis as Background Vocals
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Title Einer kam durch
Original Title One That Got Away, The
Number 249
Year 1957
Director Roy Ward Baker
Rating 7
Runtime 106
Country UK
Genre Drama | War
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Hardy Krüger as Franz von Werra
Michael Goodliffe as RAF Interrogator
Colin Gordon as Army Interrogator
Alec McCowen as Duty Officer, Hucknall
Terence Alexander as RAF Intelligence Officer
Jack Gwillim as Commandant, Grizedale
Andrew Faulds as Lieutenant, Grizedale
Julian Somers as Booking Clerk
Harry Lockart as German Prisoner
Robert Crewdson as German Prisoner
George Mikell as German Prisoner
George Roubicek as German Prisoner
John Van Eyssen as German Prisoner
Frederick Jaeger as German Prisoner
Richard Marner as German Prisoner
Paul Hansard as German Prisoner rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Anderson as Adjutant - Swanick (uncredited)
Arthur Bentley as Cook - Swanick (uncredited)
Victor Brooks as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Edward Cast as Driver - Hucknall (uncredited)
Robert Cawdron as Officer on Horseback (uncredited)
Cyril Chamberlain as Sgt, in Holding Cell (uncredited)
Peggy Ann Clifford as Train Conductor (uncredited)
Jan Conrad as Orderly (uncredited)
Reed De Rouen as Canadian Truck Driver (uncredited)
Robert Dorning as Corporal Wilson (uncredited)
Michael Golden as First Detective (uncredited)
Celia Hewitt as Farm Girl 2 (uncredited)
George Hirste as Jim - old porter (uncredited)
Bernard Horsfall as Lieutenant - Kent (uncredited)
Glyn Houston as Harry 'Hurricane' (uncredited)
Stratford Johns as Second Detective (uncredited)
Charles Morgan as Manager at Hucknall (uncredited)
Etain O'Dell as Farm Girl 1 (uncredited)
Robert Raglan as Bystander (uncredited)
Michael Ripper as The Corporal who frisks Franz (uncredited)
Norman Rossington as Sergeant - Swanick (uncredited)
Anthony Sagar as Cook - Kent (uncredited)
Jack Taylor as First Gunner - Kent (uncredited)
Frank Williams as Station Porter (uncredited)
Plot This is the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner of war taken in Britain...



This is the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner of war taken in Britain during the Second World War who escaped from numerous British POW camps and got back to Germany.

Written by
Patrick Dominick {p-dominick@adfa.oz.au}
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Title Unternehmen Petticoat
Original Title Operation Petticoat
Number 205
Year 1959
Director Blake Edwards
Rating 7
Runtime 124
Country USA
Genre Comedy | War
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Cary Grant as Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman
Tony Curtis as Lt. JG Nicholas Holden
Joan O'Brien as Lt. Dolores Crandall RN
Dina Merrill as Lt. Barbara Duran RN
Gene Evans as Chief Molumphry
Dick Sargent as Ens. Stovall (as Richard Sargent)
Virginia Gregg as Maj. Edna Heywood RN
Robert F. Simon as Capt. J.B. Henderson
Robert Gist as Lt. Watson
Gavin MacLeod as Ernest Hunkle
George Dunn as The Prophet
Dick Crockett as Harmon
Madlyn Rhue as Lt. Reid RN
Marion Ross as Lt. Colfax RN
Clarence Lung as Sgt. Ramon Gillardo (as Clarence E. Lung)
Frankie Darro as Pharmacist Mate Dooley
Tony Pastor Jr. as Fox
Robert F. Hoy as Reiner (as Robert Hoy)
Nicky Blair as Seaman Kraus
John W. Morley as Williams
Arthur O'Connell as Chief Mechinist's Mate Sam Tostin rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hal Baylor as MP Sergeant (uncredited)
William Bryant as Crewman (uncredited)
Bert Byers as Bowman (uncredited)
Dick Callinan as Lt. Morrison (uncredited)
Gordon Casell as Col. Higginson (uncredited)
Malcolm Cassell as Sailor (uncredited)
H. Haile Chace as Soldier (uncredited)
Tony Corrado as Fireman Lye (uncredited)
Dale Cummings as MP (uncredited)
Vince Deadrick Sr. as Bit Part (uncredited)
Francis De Sales as Capt. Kress (uncredited)
Alan Dexter as Navy Chief (uncredited)
Tusi Faiivae as Witch Doctor (uncredited)
Paul Frees as Voice (uncredited)
Bob Gibson as Seaman (uncredited)
Larry Gilliland as Sailor (uncredited)
Preston Hanson as Lt. Col. Simpson (uncredited)
Fred Harflinger II as Sailor (uncredited)
Harry Harvey Jr. as Soldier (uncredited)
Vi Ingraham as Pregnant Filipino Woman (uncredited)
Glenn Jacobson as Control Tower Staff (uncredited)
Robert Keys as MP (uncredited)
Joseph Kim as Filipino (uncredited)
William Kinney as Bit Part (uncredited)
James Lanphier as Lt. Cmdr. Daly (uncredited)
Nelson Leigh as Adm. Koenig (uncredited)
Leon Lontoc as Filipino Farmer (uncredited)
John James Russell as Sailor (uncredited)
Alan Scott as Chief of Demolition (uncredited)
Bob Stratton as Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
Nino Tempo as Crewman (uncredited)
Howard Venezia as Soldier (uncredited)
Francis L. Ward as Petty Officer (uncredited)
Robert C. Youmans as Lieutenant (uncredited)
Plot World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses. full summary | add synopsis



A submarine newly commissioned is damaged in the opening days of WW II. A captain, looking for a command insists he can get it to a dockyard and captain it. Going slowly to this site, they find a stranded group of Army nurses and must take them aboard. How bad can it get? Trying to get a primer coat on the sub, they have to mix white and red in order to have enough. When forced to flee the dock during an air attack, they find themselves with the world's only Pink submarine, still with 5 women in the tight quarters of a submarine.

Written by
John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}
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Title Papillon
Original Title Papillon
Number 272
Year 1973
Director Franklin J. Schaffner
Rating 8
Runtime 151
Country USA | France
Genre Adventure | Biography | Crime | Drama
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Steve McQueen as Henri 'Papillon' Charriere
Dustin Hoffman as Louis Dega
Victor Jory as Indian Chief
Don Gordon as Julot
Anthony Zerbe as Toussaint
Robert Deman as Maturette
Woodrow Parfrey as Clusiot
Bill Mumy as Lariot
George Coulouris as Dr. Chatal
Ratna Assan as Zoraima
William Smithers as Warden Barrot
Val Avery as Pascal
Gregory Sierra as Antonio
Vic Tayback as Sergeant (as Victor Tayback)
Mills Watson as Guard
Ron Soble as Santini
Barbara Morrison as Mother Superior
Don Hanmer as Butterfly Trader
E.J. André as Old Con
Richard Angarola as Commandant
Jack Denbo as Classification Officer
Len Lesser as Guard
John Quade as Masked Breton
Fred Sadoff as Deputy Warden
Allen Jaffe as Turnkey
Liam Dunn as Old Trustee rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Brocco as Doctor (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth as Manhunter (uncredited)
Billy M. Greene as Old man (uncredited)
Anne Byrne Hoffman as Mrs. Dega (uncredited)
Fred Lerner as Convict on ship (uncredited)
Harry Monty as (uncredited)
Ellen Moss as Nun (uncredited)
Dalton Trumbo as Commandant (uncredited)
Plot A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. full summary | full synopsis



Based on the true story of Henri Charriere, also known as Papillon, which is French for 'butterfly' (the character even sports a large tattoo of a butterfly). A petty criminal, Papillon is wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in a French penal colony in 'Guiane' (French Guiana, South America). Papillon is determined to escape but attempt after attempt meets with difficulty, resulting in eventual recapture. He continues his attempts to escape despite incarcerations in solitary confinement as punishment.

Written by
Reid Gagle
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Title Pappa ante Portas
Original Title Pappa ante Portas
Number 276
Year 1991
Director Vicco von Bülow, Renate Westphal-Lorenz
Rating 8
Runtime 89
Country Germany
Genre Comedy
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Evelyn Hamann as Renate Lohse
Vicco von Bülow as Heinrich Lohse / Opa Hoppenstedt / Lothar Frohwein / Geigenspieler (as Loriot)
Irm Hermann as Hedwig
Hans-Peter Korff as Hellmuth
Dagmar Biener as Brigitte Mielke
Ortrud Beginnen as Gertrud Mielke
H.H. Müller as Manufacturer / Fabrikant Drögel
Hans-Günter Martens as Kurt
Inge Wolffberg as Frau Kleinert
Gerrit Schmidt-Foß as Dieter Lohse
Dagmar Altrichter as Gaststar
Katharina Brauren as Gaststar
Kurt Hübner as Executive Chairman / Generaldirektor
Brigitte Sanner as Receptionist / Vorzimmerdame
Christine Oberländer as Secretary / Sekretärin
Klaus Münster as Supplier / Lieferant
Dagmar Gruhl as Rita
Monika Ogonek as Gerti
Luise Lunow as Frau Bredenbek
Ursula Reit as Frau Klapproth
Gerd Dudenhöffer as Waiter / Ober
Heinz Rennhack as Bartender / Barkeeper
Erich Schwarz as Train waiter / D-Zugkellner
Udo Thomer as Policeman / Polizist
Elisabeth Goebel as Trader / Lebensmittelhändlerin
Karl-Ulrich Meves as Trader / Lebensmittelhändler
Charlotte Asendorf as Hawker / Hausiererin
Nikolaus Schilling as Hawker / Hausierer
Walter Jacob as Doorman / Pförtner
Kurt Ackermann as Guest at cafe / Gast im Café
Günther Gürsch as Pianist
Heinz Meier as TV director / Fernsehregisseur
Ludger Pistor as Assistant director / Regieassistent
Günther M. Stocklöv as Production manager / Aufnahmeleiter
Antonia Lerch as Scriptgirl
Gerda Gmelin as Grandma / Oma Jensen
Alexander May as Mayor / Bürgermeister
Balduin Baas as Music teacher / Musiklehrer
Klaus Jepsen as Dr. Pohlmann
Evelyn Meyka as Frau Pohlmann
Ingrid von Bothmer as Old dame / alte Dame
Heidemarie Schneider as District nurse / Gemeindeschwester
Bernd Raucamp as Pastor Hummel
Eleonore Wittekind as Giggle girl / Kichererbse
Daniela Hoffmann as Temporary waitress / Servierhilfe
Joseph Rothmann as Cook / Koch
Plot After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire...



After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16 year old son. But - do they want that?

Written by
Markus Lasermann {mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de}
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Title Der Partyschreck
Original Title Party, The
Number 98
Year 1968
Director Blake Edwards
Rating 7
Runtime 99
Country USA
Genre Comedy
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Peter Sellers as Hrundi V. Bakshi
Claudine Longet as Michele Monet
Natalia Borisova as Ballerina
Jean Carson as Nanny
Marge Champion as Rosalind Dunphy
Al Checco as Bernard Stein
Corinne Cole as Janice Kane
Dick Crockett as Wells
Frances Davis as Maid
Danielle De Metz as Stella D'Angelo (as Danielle de Metz)
Herbert Ellis as Director (as Herb Ellis)
Paul Ferrara as Ronnie Smith
Steve Franken as Levinson
Kathe Green as Molly Clutterbuck
Allen Jung as Cook
Sharron Kimberly as Princess Helena
James Lanphier as Harry
Buddy Lester as Davey Kane
Stephen Liss as Geoffrey Clutterbuck
Gavin MacLeod as C.S. Divot
Jerry Martin as Bradford
Fay McKenzie as Alice Clutterbuck
J. Edward McKinley as Fred Clutterbuck
Denny Miller as 'Wyoming Bill' Kelso
Elianne Nadeau as Wiggy
Tom Quine as Congressman Dunphy (as Thomas W. Quine)
Timothy Scott as Gore Pontoon
Ken Wales as Assistant Director
Carol Wayne as June Warren
Donald R. Frost as Drummer
Helen Kleeb as Secretary
George Winters as Cliff Hanger
Linda Gaye Scott as Starlet rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vin Scully as Himself (voice)
Plot A clerical mistake results in a bumbling film extra being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired. full summary | full synopsis



An Indian actor makes a huge mistake during the filming of a costume epic. When the 'Fire this guy' list gets confused with the studio head's guest list for a party, he appears there and everyone assumes he must belong.

Written by
John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}


After getting fired from General Federal Studios, Junior Artiste, Hrundi V. Bakshi, ends up getting invited to an upscale party thrown by the wealthy Clutterbuck family. After his tryst with his shoe, he is aided by an inebriated butler and a baby elephant to create hilarious chaos for the hosts and their chic guests.

Written by
rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)
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Title Das Glücksprinzip
Original Title Pay It Forward
Number 155
Year 2000
Director Mimi Leder
Rating 7
Runtime 123
Country USA
Genre Drama | Romance
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Kevin Spacey as Eugene Simonet
Helen Hunt as Arlene McKinney
Haley Joel Osment as Trevor McKinney
Jay Mohr as Chris Chandler
James Caviezel as Jerry
Jon Bon Jovi as Ricky McKinney
Angie Dickinson as Grace
David Ramsey as Sidney Parker
Gary Werntz as Mr. Thorsen
Colleen Flynn as Woman on Bridge
Marc Donato as Adam
Kathleen Wilhoite as Bonnie
Liza Snyder as Michelle
Jeanetta Arnette as Nurse (as Jeannetta Arnette)
Hannah Werntz as Thorsen's Daughter
Tina Lifford as Principal
Loren D. Baum as Rough Kid #1
Nico Matinata as Rough Kid #2
Zack Duhame as Rough Kid #3
Shawn Pyfrom as Shawn
Alexandra Kotcheff as Alexandra
Bradley White as Jordan
Christi Colombo as Christi
Phillip D. Stewart as Phillip (as Phillip Stewart)
Justin Parsons as Justin
Myeshia Dejore Walker as Myeshia
Brenae Suzanne Davey as Brenae
Molly Kate Bernard as Molly
Andrew Patrick Flood as Andy
Tameila N. Turner as Tameila
Julian Correa as Julian
Carrie Ann Sullivan as School Girl
Patricia Deanda as Change Girl
Ryan Berti as Hallway Kid #1
Gabriela Rivas as Hallway Kid #2
Carrick O'Quinn as Man in Window
Stephanie Feury as Sandra
Bernard White as Cop
Tom Bailey as Liquid Man #1
Tim De Zarn as Liquid Man #2 (as Tim Dezarn)
Jonathan Nichols as Liquid Man #3
Ron Keck as Lowlife #1
John Powers as Lowlife #2
Bob McCracken as Creepy Middle-Aged Man
Frank Whiteman as Doctor
Eugene Osment as Cop Who Gives Directions
Kendall Tenney as Male Newscaster
Sue Tripathy as Female Newscaster
Rusty Meyers as News Stand Guy
Leslie Dilley as The Governor rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Ettinger as (unconfirmed)
Joe Rampino as Bar patron
Stacy Bellew as School Girl (uncredited)
Jeremy Dunn as Diner Patron (uncredited)
Sebastian Feldman as Looky Lou (uncredited)
Ian Hodgkinson as Vampiro (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ryan Keating as Stranded Motorist (uncredited)
Lana Kinnear as Dancer (uncredited)
Plot A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. full summary | full synopsis



Young Trevor McKinney, troubled by his mother's alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward--repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people. Trevor's efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him.

Written by
Jim Beaver {jumblejim@prodigy.net}


A school social studies assignment leads to social changes that spread from city-to-city. Assigned to come up with some idea that will improve mankind, a young boy decides that if he can do three good deeds for someone and they in turn can "pay it forward" and so forth, positive changes can occur. What appears to initially be a failure, is indeed a success that is not immediately known but is traced backwards by a reporter who is a benefactor. The initial recipients of the boy are a drug addict, his badly scarred school teacher, and a classmate who is constantly bullied by his peers. While physically and mentally scarred by past events, the teacher is not the only one bearing scars. The young boy fears his mother's fate, particularly at his brutal, alcoholic father's hands. The mother also bears scars from her childhood with a homeless, alcoholic mother.

Written by
John Sacksteder {jsackste@bellsouth.net}
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Title Peanuts - The complete Episodes disc 9
Original Title Peanuts - The complete Episodes disc 9
Number 62
Year 1979
Director Phil Roman
Rating 7
Runtime 24
Country USA
Genre Animation | Short | Sport
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Arrin Skelley as Charlie Brown (voice)
Patricia Patts as Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt (voice)
Casey Carlson as Marcie / Crowd (voice)
Michelle Muller as Lucy van Pelt / Girl (voice)
Daniel Anderson as Linus van Pelt / Crowd (voice)
Tim Hall as Fred Fabulous (voice)
Scott Beach as Announcer (voice)
Bill Melendez as Snoopy (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mel Blanc as Charlie Grunting (uncredited)
Plot Charlie Brown, Marcie and Snoopy compete in the School Olympics' decathalon event. full summary | add synopsis



Signing up late for the School Olympics, Charlie Brown becomes a contender in the only available, and most demanding, Olympic event, the decathlon. With great difficulty, Charlie Brown, and later Marcie, train for the event. On the day of competition, the pair face an arrogant opponent and Snoopy as well as the "Masked Marvel." During the contest, Charlie Brown proves to be a surprisingly viable competitor.

Written by
Kenneth Chisholm {kchishol@execulink.com}
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Title Der Sturm
Original Title Perfect Storm, The
Number 31
Year 2000
Director Wolfgang Petersen
Rating 6
Runtime 130
Country USA
Genre Adventure | Drama | Action | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast George Clooney as Captain Billy Tyne
Mark Wahlberg as Bobby Shatford
Diane Lane as Christina Cotter
John C. Reilly as Dale 'Murph' Murphy
William Fichtner as David 'Sully' Sullivan
John Hawkes as Mike 'Bugsy' Moran
Allen Payne as Alfred Pierre
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Linda Greenlaw
Karen Allen as Melissa Brown
Cherry Jones as Edie Bailey
Bob Gunton as Alexander McAnally III
Christopher McDonald as Todd Gross
Michael Ironside as Bob Brown
Rusty Schwimmer as Irene 'Big Red' Johnson
Janet Wright as Ethel Shatford
Dash Mihok as Sgt. Jeremy Mitchell
Josh Hopkins as Capt. Darryl Ennis
Todd Kimsey as Lt. Rob Pettit
Chris Palermo as Flight Engineer Borgers
Wiley M. Pickett as Sgt. Millard Jones (as Wiley Pickett)
Hayden Tank as Dale Murphy, Jr.
Merle Kennedy as Debra Murphy - Murph's Ex-Wife
Jennifer Sommerfield as Alfred Pierre's Girlfriend
Joseph D. Reitman as Douglas Kosco
Sandy Ward as Quentin - The Old Timer
Melissa Samuels as Pam - Todd Gross' Assistant
Steven Barr as Commander Brudnicki (as Steve Barr)
J. Scott Shonka as Communications Officer
Patrick Foley as Falcon Jet Pilot
Lloyd Malone as Falcon Jet Co-Pilot
Billy Mayo as C-130 Pilot
Mark Adams as C-130 Co-Pilot
Tim Trotman as C-130 Navigator
Barry Rutstein as C-130 Engineer
Patrick Stinson as TV Newscaster #1
Terry Anzur as TV Newscaster #2
Katelyn C. Brown as Carrot Top Kid #1
Miles Schneider as Carrot Top Kid #2
James Lee as Helmsman
Jim Argenbright as Quartermaster
Michael Spaseff as Lookout rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Altman as Bartender (uncredited)
Janet Borgman as Church Parishioner (uncredited)
Jeffrey Corazzini as Coast guard rescue unit (uncredited)
Tim Cowgill as Crow's Nest Patron (uncredited)
Elizabeth Duff as Billy Tyne's Ex-Wife (uncredited)
Matt Duggan as Crow's Nest Patron (uncredited)
Alan Francis as Assistant Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Sebastian Junger as Crow's Nest Patron (uncredited)
Ariane Von Kamp as Crow's Nest Pool Player (uncredited)
Edmund Loughlin as Local (uncredited)
Bruce Mahler as Mr. Moss (uncredited)
Brad Martin as Gloucester Fisherman #1 (uncredited)
Kevin McNamara as Coast Guard Sailor (uncredited)
Ken Parham as Fisherman in Bar (uncredited)
Marcio Rosario as Pool Player (uncredited)
Mike Swanson as Police Photographer (uncredited)
Alex Martinez Wallace as Person at Funeral (uncredited)
Plot An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger. full summary | full synopsis



In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.

Written by
Erwin van Moll {max404@hotmail.com}


Billy Tyne is a sword-fishing-boat captain out of Gloucester, highly competitive and stung by a string of poor outings. His crew is hardly back in port when he tells them he's going out again, even though it's October and the weather can turn ugly. Five join him: the young Bobby, newly in love; Murph, a devoted father recently divorced; Sully, a guy Murph despises; Bugsy, who's finally met a woman who likes him; and Alfred, a quiet Jamaican. They catch little, so they sail east, with Tyne ignoring storm warnings behind him. Finally, the fish bite, but the ice machine fails. Should they head home through the storm of the century, or wait it out and lose their catch? Fearful, the women wait.

Written by
{jhailey@hotmail.com}
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Title Pi
Original Title Pi
Number 223
Year 1998
Director Darren Aronofsky
Rating 8
Runtime 84
Country USA
Genre Thriller | Sci-Fi
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Sean Gullette as Maximillian Cohen
Mark Margolis as Sol Robeson
Ben Shenkman as Lenny Meyer
Pamela Hart as Marcy Dawson
Stephen Pearlman as Rabbi Cohen
Samia Shoaib as Devi
Ajay Naidu as Farrouhk
Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao as Jenna
Espher Lao Nieves as Jenna's Mom
Joanne Gordon as Mrs. Ovadia
Lauren Fox as Jenny Robeson
Stanley Herman as Moustacheless Man
Clint Mansell as Photographer
Tom Tumminello as Ephraim
Henri Falconi as Kaballah Scholar
Isaac Fried as Kaballah Scholar
Ari Handel as Kaballah Scholar
Oren Sarch as Kaballah Scholar
Lloyd J. Schwartz as Kaballah Scholar (as Lloyd Schwartz)
Richard Lifschutz as Kaballah Scholar (as Richard 'Izzi' Lifschutz)
David Strahlberg as Kaballah Scholar
Peter Cheyenne as Brad
David Tawil as Jake
J.C. Islander as Man Presenting Suitcase
Abraham Aronofsky as Man Delivering Suitcase
Ray Seiden as Transit Cop
Scott Franklin as Voice of Transit Cop (voice)
Chris Johnson as Limo Driver
Sal Monte as King Neptune
Plot A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. full summary | full synopsis



Max is a genius mathematician who's built a supercomputer at home that provides something that can be understood as a key for understanding all existence. Representatives both from a Hasidic cabalistic sect and high-powered Wall Street firm hear of that secret and attempt to seduce him.

Written by
Anonymous


The mathematician Maximillian Cohen is tormented by a severe migraine since he was a kid, and he uses many pills to reduce his painful headaches. He is a lonely man, and his only friend is his former professor Sol Robeson. Max has the following assumptions, which rules his life: (1) Mathematics is the language of nature; (2) Everything around us can be represented and understood from numbers; (3) If you graph the numbers in any systems, patterns emerge. Therefore there are patterns everywhere in nature. Based on these principles, Max is trying to figure out a system to predict the behavior of the stock market. Due to his research, Max is chased by a Wall Street company with obvious interest in the results of his studies, and by an orthodox Jew follower of the Torah, who believes that this long string of numbers is a code sent from God.

Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


In Manhattan, behind six locks, lives Max Cohen, a mathematician and computer whiz. Since staring at the sun at age six, he's had terrible headaches; plus, he can't abide human contact except with an aging professor, and he's obsessed with finding numeric patterns. His current obsession is the stock market; his theories bring him to the attention of Wall Street traders. He also keeps running into Lenny, a fast-talking Hasidic who fronts for a cabal that wants to rediscover long-lost mathematical mysteries in the Torah. Neither group is benign, and they pursue Max as his hallucinations and headaches worsen. Does nature offer any solutions? Can Max find them?

Written by
{jhailey@hotmail.com}
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Title Pirates of the Caribbean
Original Title Pirates of the Caribbean
Number 29
Year 2003
Director
Rating 7
Runtime
Country USA
Genre Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
Media DVD
Discs 2
Collection
Volume
Cast Keira Knightley as Narrator (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nat Benchley as Townspeople 4 (voice)
Garrett Brawith as Marine
Arnold Chon as Jack's crew member
Ralph Cosham as Townspeople 3 (voice)
Catherine Flye as Townspeople 1 (voice)
Peter Gil as Townspeople 2 (voice)
Robert Hoffman as Skeleton
Darren Joel as Featured British Marine
Seth Adam Jones as Marine
Sebastian Lionell as Pirate
Mykal Wayne Williams as Bad Pirate
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Title Plan 9 from Outer Space
Original Title Plan 9 from Outer Space
Number 125
Year 1959
Director Edward D. Wood Jr.
Rating 4
Runtime 79
Country USA
Genre Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Gregory Walcott as Jeff Trent
Mona McKinnon as Paula Trent
Duke Moore as Lt. John Harper
Tom Keene as Col. Tom Edwards
Carl Anthony as Patrolman Larry
Paul Marco as Patrolman Paul Kelton
Tor Johnson as Inspector Daniel Clay
Dudley Manlove as Eros
Joanna Lee as Tanna
John Breckinridge as The Ruler
Lyle Talbot as General Roberts
David De Mering as Co-Pilot Danny
Norma McCarty as Stewardess Edith
Bill Ash as Army Captain
Reverend Lynn Lemon as Minister at Insp. Clay's Funeral
Ben Frommer as Fat Mourner
Gloria Dea as Mourner
Conrad Brooks as Patrolman Jamie
Vampira as Vampire Girl
Bela Lugosi as Ghoul Man
Criswell as Himself / Narrator rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald A. Davis as Drunk (uncredited)
Johnny Duncan as Undetermined Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Karl Johnson as Farmer Calder (uncredited)
Tom Mason as Ghoul Man with Cape Over Face (uncredited)
J. Edward Reynolds as Gravedigger (uncredited)
Clay Stone as Mourner Reading Bible in Opening Scene (uncredited)
Hugh Thomas Jr. as Gravedigger (uncredited)
Edward D. Wood Jr. as Man Holding Newspaper (uncredited)
Plot Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop human kind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). full summary | add synopsis



"Can your heart stand the shocking facts about Graverobbers from Outer Space?" That's the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the "stupid minds" of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not discouraged them.) An intrepid airline pilot living near the cemetery must rescue his wife from this low-budget terror. "Can you prove it *didn't* happen?"

Written by
David Thiel {d-thiel@uiuc.edu}


Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our stupid minds are in danger.

Written by
Qrrbirbel
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Title Planet der Affen
Original Title Planet of the Apes
Number 96
Year 1968
Director Franklin J. Schaffner
Rating 8
Runtime 112
Country USA
Genre Action | Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Charlton Heston as George Taylor
Roddy McDowall as Cornelius
Kim Hunter as Zira
Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius
James Whitmore as President of the Assembly
James Daly as Honorious
Linda Harrison as Nova
Robert Gunner as Landon
Lou Wagner as Lucius
Woodrow Parfrey as Maximus
Jeff Burton as Dodge
Buck Kartalian as Julius
Norman Burton as Hunt Leader
Wright King as Dr. Galen
Paul Lambert as Minister rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene O'Donnell as (unconfirmed)
Army Archerd as Gorilla (uncredited)
James Bacon as Ape (uncredited)
Erlynn Mary Botelho as Gorilla (uncredited)
Priscilla Boyd as Human #1 (uncredited)
Eldon Burke as Gorilla (uncredited)
David Chow as Chimpanzee (uncredited)
Billy Curtis as Child Ape (uncredited)
Frank Delfino as Child Ape (uncredited)
Buddy Douglas as Child Ape (uncredited)
William Graeff Jr. as Gorilla (uncredited)
Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski as Gorilla (uncredited)
Robert Lombardo as Gorilla Photographer (uncredited)
Jerry Maren as Child Ape (uncredited)
Cass Martin as Chimpanzee (uncredited)
Steve Merjanian as Gorilla (uncredited)
Harry Monty as Child Ape (uncredited)
John Michael Quijada as Gorilla (uncredited)
Smokey Roberds as Chimpanzee (uncredited)
Jane Ross as Human (uncredited)
George Sasaki as Chimpanzee (uncredited)
Felix Silla as Child Gorilla (uncredited)
Emory Souza as Child Ape (uncredited)
Dianne Stanley as Astronaut Stewart (uncredited)
Plot An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. full summary | add synopsis



Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.

Written by
John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}


In the year 3978A.D. a spaceship with a crew of 4 crashes down on a distant planet. One of the crew members had died in space and the other 3 head out to explore the planet. They soon learn that the planet is much like their own. They then find the planet is inhabited by intelligent apes. One of the men is shot and killed and the others are taken to the apes' city. There, one undergoes brain surgery and is put into a state of living death. The other befriends some of the apes but is feared by most. After being put through ape trial he escapes with a female human native to the planet. After helping his ape friends escape a religious heresy trial he escapes out into the wilderness with the female. There he learns the planet might not be so distant after all...

Written by
{tim1370@aol.com}


Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

Written by
Robert Lynch {docrlynch@yahoo.com}


After having their ship crash on a mysterious planet, two US astronauts wander across the desert plain. Thinking they are alone, the surprise comes when life forms appear, not just as mute human but as apes. Walking, talking apes. The apes see themselves as the original beings on the planet and do anything to keep all humans locked up.

Written by
FilmFanUk
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Title Platoon
Original Title Platoon
Number 158
Year 1986
Director Oliver Stone
Rating 8
Runtime 120
Country UK | USA
Genre Action | Drama | War
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Keith David as King
Forest Whitaker as Big Harold
Francesco Quinn as Rhah
Kevin Dillon as Bunny
John C. McGinley as Sgt. O'Neill
Reggie Johnson as Junior
Mark Moses as Lt. Wolfe
Corey Glover as Francis
Johnny Depp as Lerner
Chris Pedersen as Crawford
Bob Orwig as Gardner
Corkey Ford as Manny
David Neidorf as Tex
Tom Berenger as Sgt. Barnes
Willem Dafoe as Sgt. Elias
Charlie Sheen as Chris
Richard Edson as Sal
Tony Todd as Warren
Kevin Eshelman as Morehouse
Terry McIlvain as Ace (as James Terry McIlvain)
J. Adam Glover as Sanderson
Ivan Kane as Tony
Paul Sanchez as Doc
Dale Dye as Captain Harris
Peter Hicks as Parker
Basile Achara as Flash
Steve Barredo as Fu Sheng
Chris Castillejo as Rodriguez
Andrew B. Clark as Tubbs
Bernardo Manalili as Village Chief
Than Rogers as Village Chief's Wife
Li Thi Van as Village Chief's Daughter
Clarisa Ortacio as Old Woman
Romy Sevilla as One-Legged Man
Mathew Westfall as Terrified Soldier
Nick Nicholson as Mechanized Soldier #1 (as Nick Nickelson)
Warren McLean as Mechanized Soldier #2
Li Mai Thao as Rape Victim
Ron Barracks as Medic rest of cast listed alphabetically:
H. Gordon Boos as Soldier with Mohawk Haircut (uncredited)
Mark Ebenhoch as Ebenhoch (uncredited)
Robert 'Rock' Galotti as Huffmeister (uncredited)
Eric Hahn as Soldier (uncredited)
Oliver Stone as Alpha Company Major in Bunker (uncredited)
Henry Strzalkowski as Bit Part (uncredited)
Plot A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. full summary | full synopsis



Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two commanding officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two officers and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon.

Written by
Jeremy Thomson


A gritty and emotional look at the lives of a platoon of American soldiers as they patrol, fight and die in the jungles of Vietnam as seen through the perspective of a young recruit. Two veteran sergeants clash when one of them precipitates a massacre of villagers.

Written by
Keith Loh {loh@sfu.ca}
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Title Plunkett & Macleane
Original Title Plunkett & Macleane
Number 27
Year 1999
Director Jake Scott
Rating 6
Runtime 99
Country UK
Genre Action | Drama | Adventure
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Jonny Lee Miller as Macleane
Iain Robertson as Highwayman Rob
Robert Carlyle as Plunkett
Ken Stott as Chance
Tommy Flanagan as Eddie
Stephen Walters as Dennis
James Thornton as Catchpole
Terence Rigby as Harrison
Christian Camargo as Lord Pelham
Karel Polisenský as Newgate Priest
Neve McIntosh as Liz
Matt Lucas as Sir Oswald
David Walliams as Viscount Bilston
David Foxxe as Lord Ketch
Jake Gavin as Newgate Gent
Alexander Armstrong as Winterburn
Ben Miller as Dixon
Jan Kuzelka as Peruquier
Vladimír Javorský as Headbutted Tailer
Milena Sajdkova as Horse Dealer
Alan Cumming as Lord Rochester
Michael Gambon as Lord Gibson
Liv Tyler as Lady Rebecca Gibson
Karel Dobry as Lewd Young Man
Daniel de la Falaise as MP
Tom Ward as Backbench Heckler
Nicholas Farrell as M.P.s Secretary
Gordon Lovitt as Ranelagh MC
Claire Rushbrook as Lady Estelle
Tim McMullan as Bridegroom
Jeff Nuttall as Lord Morris
Dana Jurzova as Duchess of Stoke
Martin Serene as Josh
Dean Cook as Older Highwayman Kid
Jacob Yentob as Younger Highwayman Kid
Annabel Brooks as Widow with Garter
Tony Maudsley as Older Clergyman
Alex Palmer as Younger Clergyman
Victoria Harrison as Maria
Emma Faulkner as Young Girl Prostitute
Noel Fielding as Brothel Gent
Jack Walters as Duel Referee
Pavel Greg as Surgeon
Susan Porrett as Lady Newbold
Nichola McAuliffe as Lady Crombie
Anna Keaveney as Lady Marchant
Jacques Mathou as French Count
Michael Culkin as Judge Beresteade
Murray Lachlan Young as Poet
Dave Atkins as Landlord
Karel Augusta as Hangman
Drahomir Miraz as Hangman's Assistant rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Cella as Juror (uncredited)
Joseph Gatt as Pimp (uncredited)
Caroline Quentin as Lady Darcy (uncredited)
Plot Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England...



Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social connections, they team up to be soon known as "The Gentlemen Highwaymen". But when one day these gentlemen hold up Lord Chief Justice Gibson's coach, Macleane instantly falls in love with his beautiful and cunning niece, Lady Rebecca Gibson. Unfortunately, Thief Taker General Chance, who also is quite fond of Rebecca, is getting closer and closer to getting both: The Gentlemen Highwaymen and Rebecca, who, needless to tell, don't want to get any closer to him. But Plunkett still has a thing to sort out with Chance, and his impulsiveness gets all of them in a little trouble.

Written by
Julian Reischl {julianreischl@mac.com}


Plunkett (Robert Carlyle) is a highwayman who's partner is killed by the evil Police Detective Chance (Ken Stott). He soon hooks up with disgraced soldier Captain Macleane (Johnny Lee Miller) to continue robbing the rich to fund his move to America. Things get a little bit muddled for them when Macleane falls in love with Lady Rebecca (Liv Tyler) and Chance comes closer and closer to nailing them.

Written by
Shawn Watson
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Title Populärmusik aus Vittula
Original Title Populärmusik från Vittula
Number 277
Year 2004
Director Reza Bagher
Rating 7
Runtime 105
Country Sweden | Finland
Genre Comedy | Drama
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Niklas Ulfvarson as Matti (age 7)
Max Enderfors as Matti (age 15)
Tommy Vallikari as Niila (age 7)
Andreas af Enehjelm as Niila (age 15)
Björn Kjellman as Greger
Jarmo Mäkinen as Isak, father of Niila
Kati Outinen as Päivi, mother of Niila
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala as Grandmother
Göran Forsmark as Birger
Lisa Lindgren as Signe
Sten Ljunggren as Grandfather
Lamine Dieng as Kambune
Fredrik Hammar as Ville
Lennart Jähkel as Einari
Anne Järvinen as Hilma
Rikard Haapala as Håkani
Carla Abrahamsen as Maggan (age 14)
Gustav Wiklund as Ryssi-Jussi
Ona Kamu as Bride
Tuula Nyman as Mother of the bride
Kirsti Väänänen as Lilith
Filip Pachucki as Holgeri
Ville Kivelä as Erkki
Eero Milonoff as Johan
Jari Hietanen as Kauko
Panu Vauhkonen as Ismo
Oskari Heimonen as Jarmo (age 9) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alf Andersson as Busschauffören
Börje Andersson-Junkka as Tawe
Lasse Beischer as Matti (age 40)
Erika Björkén as Karro
Hampus Carlbom as Kaksoset
William Carlbom as Kaksoset
Peter Franzén as Narrator (Finnish)
Johan Hanno as Roffe (age 15)
Carina Johansson as Solveig, Mattis mor
Reio Johansson as Johan - age 12
Magnus Krekula as Roffe (age 9)
Maija Kuurtii as Potatisodlarens fru
Jussi Lampi as Skolvaktmästaren
Lena Lövdal as Syster Felicia
Annika Marklund as Communist girl
Maria Möller as Finskan
Mikael Niemi as Narrator (Swedish) / Extra
Mikael Nilsson as Jarmo - age 15
Sune Palo as Potatisodlaren
Tord Peterson as Knut
Mia Poopola as Anno
Hugo Rantatalo as Rektorn
Elvis Presley as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gladys Presley as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Title Pulp Fiction
Original Title Pulp Fiction
Number 224
Year 1994
Director Quentin Tarantino
Rating 9
Runtime 154
Country USA
Genre Crime
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast John Travolta as Vincent Vega
Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield
Tim Roth as Pumpkin - Ringo
Amanda Plummer as Honey Bunny - Yolanda
Eric Stoltz as Lance
Bruce Willis as Butch Coolidge
Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace
Phil LaMarr as Marvin
Maria de Medeiros as Fabienne
Rosanna Arquette as Jody
Peter Greene as Zed
Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace
Duane Whitaker as Maynard
Paul Calderon as Paul
Frank Whaley as Brett
Burr Steers as Roger
Bronagh Gallagher as Trudi
Susan Griffiths as Marilyn Monroe
Steve Buscemi as Buddy Holly
Eric Clark as James Dean
Joseph Pilato as Dean Martin
Brad Parker as Jerry Lewis
Angela Jones as Esmarelda Villalobos
Don Blakely as Wilson's Trainer
Christopher Walken as Captain Koons
Carl Allen as Dead Floyd Wilson
Stephen Hibbert as The Gimp
Julia Sweeney as Raquel
Laura Lovelace as Waitress
Michael Gilden as Phillip Morris Page
Jerome Patrick Hoban as Ed Sullivan
Gary Shorelle as Ricky Nelson
Lorelei Leslie as Mamie van Doren
Brenda Hillhouse as Mrs. Coolidge - Butch's Mother
Chandler Lindauer as Young Butch
Sy Sher as Klondike
Robert Ruth as Sportscaster #1 - Coffee Shop
Rich Turner as Sportscaster #2
Venessia Valentino as Pedestrian / Bonnie Dimmick
Alexis Arquette as Man #4
Linda Kaye as Shot Woman
Kathy Griffin as Kathy Griffin
Quentin Tarantino as Jimmie Dimmick
Harvey Keitel as Winston 'The Wolf' Wolfe
Karen Maruyama as Gawker #1
Lawrence Bender as Long Hair Yuppy Scum
Emil Sitka as Hold Hands You Lovebirds (archive footage)
Dick Miller as Monster Joe (scenes deleted) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rene Beard as Bar Tender (uncredited)
Devan Richardson as Hop along cassidy (uncredited)
Glendon Rich as Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Ani Sava as Woman in Bathroom (uncredited)
Plot The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. full summary | full synopsis



Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

Written by
Soumitra


The film initiates with two small-time thieves, Honey Bunny and Pumpkin, who spontaneously decide to hold up a restaurant. The film then shifts to the story of Jules and Vincent, who hit men for the well known and feared Marsellus Wallace, who is caught up in a deal gone wrong with struggling boxer Butch Coolidge.

Written by
David Landers {dml@gwis.com}


Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are two thieves who, while dining at a coffee shop, decide that the best thing to do is to rob it. Vincent and Jules, two hit men working for mob kingpin Marcellus Wallace, are sent to retrieve a very special and very mysterious briefcase for their boss. Vincent later must also show Mrs. Wallace a good time while her husband is out. Butch Coolidge is an aging prizefighter who is being paid to "take a dive", but instead, accidentally kills him opponent, and tries to flee town, but not before getting his dead father's lucky golden watch. These four seemingly unrelated stories are interwoven together in a non-linear fashion.

Written by
movies_are_forever


Jules and Vincent work as hitmen for crime boss Marcellus Wallace. Wallace is currently dealing with Butch Collidge, a boxer who failed to throw a fight after taking Wallace's money and is now planning to flee the city, but can't leave his father's watch behind. Vincent faces some problems of his own when Wallace asks him to show his wife Mia a good time while he's away. Some of these people redeem themselves and some don't, and all meet an end appropriate to their choices.

Written by
rmlohner


Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are two hitmen on the hunt for a briefcase whose contents were stolen from their boss, Marsellus Wallace. They run into a few unexpected detours along the road. Marsellus is out of town, and he's gotten Vincent to take care of his wife, Mia. That is, take her out for a night on the town. Things go smoothly until one of them makes a huge error. Butch Coolidge is a boxer who's been approached by Marsellus and been told to throw his latest fight. When Butch ends up killing the other boxer, he must escape Marsellus. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny (not their real names) are two lovebirds/thieves who have decided to rob the restaurant they're currently eating at. But the restaurant doesn't turn out to be as easy as the other places they've robbed.

Written by
G-reaper
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Title Radio Days
Original Title Radio Days
Number 228
Year 1987
Director Woody Allen
Rating 8
Runtime 88
Country USA
Genre Comedy | Music
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Mike Starr as Burglar
Paul Herman as Burglar
Don Pardo as 'Guess That Tune' Host
Martin Rosenblatt as Mr. Needleman
Helen Miller as Mrs. Needleman
Danielle Ferland as Child Star
Julie Kavner as Mother
Julie Kurnitz as Irene
David Warrilow as Roger
Wallace Shawn as Masked Avenger
Mick Murray as Avenger Crook (as Michael Murray)
William Flanagan as Avenger Announcer
Seth Green as Joe
Michael Tucker as Father
Josh Mostel as Abe
Renée Lippin as Aunt Ceil (as Renee Lippin)
William Magerman as Grandpa
Leah Carrey as Grandma
Joy Newman as Ruthie
Hy Anzell as Mr. Waldbaum
Judith Malina as Mrs. Waldbaum
Dianne Wiest as Bea
Fletcher Farrow Previn as Andrew
Oliver Block as Nick
Maurice Toueg as Dave
Sal Tuminello as Burt
Rebecca Nickels as Evelyn Goorwitz
Mindy Morgenstern as 'Show & Tell' Teacher
David Mosberg as Arnold
Ross Morgenstern as Ross
Kenneth Mars as Rabbi Baumel
Andrew B. Clark as Sidney Manulis (as Andrew Clark)
Mia Farrow as Sally White
Lee Erwin as Roller Rink Organist
Roger Hammer as Richard
Terry Lee Swarts as Nightclub Customer
Margaret Thomson as Nightclub Customer
Tito Puente as Latin Bandleader
Denise Dumont as Latin singer "Tico-Tico no Fubá"
Dimitri Vassilopoulos as Perfirio
Larry David as Communist Neighbor
Rebecca Schaeffer as Communists's Daughter
Belle Berger as Mrs. Silverman
Guy Le Bow as Bill Kern
Brian Mannain as Kirby Kyle
Stanley Burns as Ventriloquist (as Stan Burns)
Todd Field as Crooner
Peter Lombard as Abercrombie Host
Martin Sharman as Mr. Abercrombie
Crystal Field as Abercrombie Couple
Maurice Shrog as Abercrombie Couple
Marc Colner as Whiz Kid
Roberta Bennett as Teacher with Carrot
Joel Eidelsberg as Mr. Zipsky
Danny Aiello as Rocco
Peter Castellotti as Mr. Davis
Gina DeAngeles as Rocco's Mother (as Gina DeAngelis)
Shelley Delaney as Chekhov Actress
Dwight Weist as Pearl Harbor Announcer
Ken Levinsky as USO Musician
Ray Marchica as USO Musician
Jeff Daniels as Biff Baxter
J.R. Horne as Biff Announcer
Kuno Sponholz as German
Henry Yuk as Japanese
Sydney A. Blake as Miss Gordon
Kitty Carlisle as Radio Singer (as Kitty Carlisle Hart)
Robert Joy as Fred
Henry Cowen as Principal
Philip Shultz as Whistler
Mercedes Ruehl as Ad Men
Bruce Jarchow as Ad Men
Greg Gerard as Songwriter
David Cale as Director
Ira Wheeler as Sponsor
Hannah Rabinowitz as Sponsor's Wife
Edward S. Kotkin as Diction Teacher
Ruby Payne as Diction Student
J.E. Beaucaire as Diction Student (as Jaqui Safra)
Paul Berman as 'Gay White Way' Announcer
Richard Portnow as Sy
Tony Roberts as 'Silver Dollar' Emcee
Barbara Gallo as Dance Palace Musician
Jane Jarvis as Dance Palace Musician
Liz Vochecowizc as Dance Palace Musician
Ivan Kronenfeld as On-the-Spot Newsman
Frank O'Brien as Fireman
Yolanda Childress as Polly's Mother
Artie Butler as New Year's Bandleader
Diane Keaton as New Year's Singer
Gregg Almquist as Radio Voice (voice)
Jackson Beck as Reporter In Disaster Sequence (voice)
Wendell Craig as Radio Voice (voice)
William H. Macy as Radio actor (as W.H. Macy)
Ken Roberts as Radio Voice (voice)
Norman Rose as Radio Voice (voice)
Kenneth Welsh as Radio Voice (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Patterson as Nightclub Orchestra Trombonist
Woody Allen as The Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Lee Bakley as (uncredited)
David Bickford as Silver Dollar Assistant (uncredited)
Ron Leir as Radio Actor (uncredited)
Fred Melamed as Bradley (uncredited)
Ilana Rapp as Counter Girl (uncredited)
Tommy Roeder as Gym Trainer (uncredited)
Ruth Rugoff as Rita the Soda Jerk (uncredited)
Christine Scheier as (uncredited)
Plot A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. full summary | add synopsis



Woody Allen's sentimental reminiscence about the golden age of radio. A series of vignettes involving radio personalities is intertwined with the life of a working class family in Rockaway Beach, NY circa 1942.

Written by
Scott Renshaw {as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu}


Several generations of a family packed into a pre-War Rockaway house always have the radio on. The fearless Masked Avenger, breakfast-show socialites (and philanderers) Roger and Irene, and Sally the Cigarette Girl are almost important as, say, whether the Pacific is a better ocean than the Atlantic, or even what your dad actually does for a living.

Written by
Jeremy Perkins {jwp@aber.ac.uk}
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Title Raiders of the Lost Ark
Original Title Raiders of the Lost Ark
Number 220
Year 1981
Director Steven Spielberg
Rating 9
Runtime 115
Country USA
Genre Action | Adventure
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Karen Allen as Marion
Paul Freeman as Belloq
Ronald Lacey as Toht
John Rhys-Davies as Sallah
Denholm Elliott as Brody
Alfred Molina as Satipo
Wolf Kahler as Dietrich
Anthony Higgins as Gobler
Vic Tablian as Barranca / Monkey Man
Don Fellows as Col. Musgrove
William Hootkins as Major Eaton
Bill Reimbold as Bureaucrat
Fred Sorenson as Jock
Patrick Durkin as Australian Climber
Matthew Scurfield as 2nd. Nazi
Malcolm Weaver as Ratty Nepalese (as Malcom Weaver)
Sonny Caldinez as Mean Mongolian
Anthony Chinn as Mohan
Pat Roach as Giant Sherpa / 1st Mechanic
Christopher Frederick as Otto
Tutte Lemkow as Imam
Ishaq Bux as Omar
Kiran Shah as Abu
Souad Messaoudi as Fayah
Terry Richards as Arab Swordsman
Steve Hanson as German Agent
Frank Marshall as Pilot
Martin Kreidt as Young Soldier
George Harris as Katanga
Eddie Tagoe as Messenger Pirate
John Rees as Sergeant
Tony Vogel as Tall Captain
Ted Grossman as Peruvian Porter rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darin Chambers as Nazi Supporter (uncredited)
Peter Diamond as German Soldier (uncredited)
Harry Fielder as German (uncredited)
Nick Gillard as German Soldier (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara as German Soldier (uncredited)
Barrie Holland as Archivist (uncredited)
Terry Leonard as Driver of German Truck (uncredited)
Dennis Muren as Nazi Spy on the Airplane (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. as Flying Wing Mechanic (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor as German Soldier (uncredited)
Plot Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. full summary | full synopsis



The year is 1936. A professor who studies archeology named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles in South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap doing so, miraculously, he escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Renee Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.

Written by
John Wiggins


Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.

Written by
Colin Tinto {cst@imdb.com}


You're in for thrills as Indiana Jones confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another--all topped off by awesome sequences involving the discovery and opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. It's one of the greatest adventures of all time.

Written by
Robert Lynch {docrlynch@yahoo.com}


The year is 1936. Archeology professor Indiana Jones narrowly escapes death in a South American temple with a gold idol - by poison dart, fall, and finally a giant boulder that chases him out the front. An old enemy, Rene Belloq, steals the idol and then orders Hovito indians after Indy. Indy, however, escapes back to the USA, where Army Intelligence officers are waiting for him at his university. They tell him about a flurry of Nazi archaeological activity near Cairo, which Indy determines to be the possible resting place of the Ark of the Covenant - the chest that carried the 10 Commandments. The Ark is believed to carry an incredibly powerful energy that must not fall into Nazi hands. Indiana is immediately sent overseas, stopping in Nepal to pick up an old girlfriend (his old professor's daughter) and then meeting up in Cairo with his friend Sallah. But danger lurks everywhere in the form of Nazi thugs, and poisonous snakes in the Ark's resting place. After Belloq, hired by the Nazis, makes off again with the Ark, Indy & Marion are determined to get it back, and they overpower the pilot of a German plane. But Indy finds himself confronted with a giant German thug, and after a frightening hand-to-hand fight Indy & Marion blow up the plane. Now the Nazis must drive the Ark to Cairo, but Indy regains control of the Ark after running the convoy off the road, one vehicle at a time. Once again the Nazis recapture the Ark...and Marion, heading for a Nazi-controlled island. There, Belloq will open the Ark...to demonstrate the horrific power it can unleash upon the world!

Written by
Derek O'Cain


Spring 1936. In the thick jungle of the South American continent, a renowned archeologist and expert on the occult is studying fragments of a map, when one of his exploration party pulls a gun. The archeologist pulls out a bullwhip and with such disarms the turncoat, sending him running - thus does Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones stay alive. He and a guide enter a dank and oppressively vast cave that contains several traps created by the ancient race which hid inside a famous handheld statue; Indy barely escapes such traps but is cornered by native tribesmen served by Belloq, an old enemy who arrogantly makes off with the statue, while Indy must flee for his life and escape on a friend's seaplane. Back in the US two agents from US Army intelligence tell him of Nazi German activities in archeology, including a gigantic excavation site in Egypt - a site that an intercepted cable indicates to Indy is the location of the Ark of the Covenant, the powerful chest bearing the Ten Commandments, that the Nazis can use to obliterate any enemy. Indy must recruit a former girlfriend (the daughter of his old professor) and an old chum in Cairo to infiltrate the Nazi site and make off with the Ark, but along the way Indy gets involved in a series of fights, chases, and traps, before the Nazis learn the full power of the Ark.

Written by
Michael Daly
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Title Requiem for a Dream
Original Title Requiem for a Dream
Number 185
Year 2000
Director Darren Aronofsky
Rating 9
Runtime 102
Country USA
Genre Drama
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Ellen Burstyn as Sara Goldfarb
Jared Leto as Harry Goldfarb
Jennifer Connelly as Marion Silver
Marlon Wayans as Tyrone C. Love
Christopher McDonald as Tappy Tibbons
Louise Lasser as Ada
Marcia Jean Kurtz as Rae
Janet Sarno as Mrs. Pearlman
Suzanne Shepherd as Mrs. Scarlini
Joanne Gordon as Mrs. Ovadia
Charlotte Aronofsky as Mrs. Miles
Mark Margolis as Mr. Rabinowitz
Michael Kaycheck as Donut Cop (as Mike Kaycheck)
Jack O'Connell as Corn Dog Stand Boss
Chas Mastin as Lyle Russel
Ajay Naidu as Mailman
Sean Gullette as Arnold The Shrink
Samia Shoaib as Nurse Mall
Peter Maloney as Dr. Pill
Abraham Abraham as King Neptune
Aliya Campbell as Alice
Te'ron A. O'Neal as Young Tyrone
Denise Dowse as Tyrone's Mother
Bryan Chattoo as Brody
Eddie De Harp as Brody's Henchman Victor
Scott Franklin as Voice of Jailer (voice)
Peter Cheyenne as Sal the Geep (as Peter Howard)
Brian Costello as First AD
Abraham Aronofsky as Newspaper Man on Train
James Chinlund as Space Oddity
Olga Merediz as Malin & Block Secretary
Allison Furman as Malin & Block Office Woman
Robert Dylan Cohen as Paramedic Greenhill
Ben Shenkman as Dr. Spencer
Keith David as Big Tim
Dylan Baker as Southern Doctor
Shaun O'Hagan as Ward Attendant Seto (as Shaun O'Hagen)
Leland Gantt as Ward Attendant Penn
Bill Buell as Court Doctor
Jimmie Ray Weeks as Prison Guard
Gregg Bello as E.R. Doctor
Henry Stram as ECT Technician
Heather Litteer as Big Tim Party Girl
Jenny Decker as Big Tim Party Girl
Ami Goodheart as Big Tim Party Girl
Nina Zavarin as Big Tim Party Girl
Stanley Herman as Uncle Hank (as Stanley B. Herman)
Scott Bader as Party Animal
Jim Centofanti as Party Animal
Scott Chait as Party Animal
Daniel Clarin as Party Animal
Ben Cohen as Party Animal
Eric Cohen as Party Animal
Brett Feinstein as Party Animal
Ricky Fier as Party Animal
John Getz as Party Animal
Andrew Kessler as Party Animal
Ross Lombardo as Party Animal
Carter Mansbach as Party Animal
Scott Miller as Party Animal
Todd Miller as Party Animal
Joshua Pollack as Party Animal
Craig Rallo as Party Animal
Geordan Reisner as Party Animal
Keith Scandore as Party Animal
David Seltzer as Party Animal
Chris Varvaro as Party Animal
Ricardo Viñas as Party Animal
Chad Weiner as Party Animal
Jesse Weissberger as Party Animal
Greg Weissman as Party Animal
Hubert Selby Jr. as Laughing Guard
Lianna Pai as Angelic Nurse (as Liana Pai) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darren Aronofsky as Visitor (uncredited)
Diana Berry as Malin & Block Executive (uncredited)
Plot The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. full summary | full synopsis



Drugs. They consume mind, body and soul. Once you're hooked, you're hooked. Four lives. Four addicts. Four failures. Doing their best to succeed in the world, but failing miserably, four people get hooked on various drugs. Despite their aspirations of greatness, they succumb to their addictions. Watching the addicts spiral out of control, we bear witness to the dirtiest, ugliest portions of the underworld addicts reside in. It is shocking and eye-opening but demands to be seen by both addicts and non-addicts alike.

Written by
Jeff Mellinger {jmell@uclink4.berkeley.edu}


Requiem for a Dream exposes four paralleled individuals and their menacing addiction to heroin, cocaine, and diet pills (speed). Taking place in Brooklyn amidst the waning Coney Island, the drugs are very easily obtained and keep each main character in its cycle of dependence. The protagonist Harry Goldfarb is your typical heroin junky with an ambitious plan of "Getting off hard knocks," with help from his cocaine crazed girlfriend Marion and his long time friend Tyrone. Meanwhile his widowed mother is obsessed with the glamor of television and eventually finds her way to a dietitian who pushes her into the cycle of drug induced enslavement.

Written by
spiro muqhar


A film paralleling the lives of Sara Goldfarb, a lonely, TV obsessed widow, and her son Harry, his girlfriend Marion, and his drug dealer friend Tyrone. After learning that she will make an appearance on a TV game show, Sara tries to lose weight so that she can fit into her prized red dress, and becomes hooked on diet pills. Meanwhile, Harry and his friends are taking heroin and cocaine. We then witness the disasterous consequences and the downward spiral their lives take as a result of their addictions.

Written by
richie-29


Pills and heroin offer fulfillment of the dreams of four residents of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach in the shadow of a crumbling Coney Island amusement park. Sara dreams of appearing on television wearing a red dress that's a bit snug. So she starts a diet assisted by uppers. Her son Harry, his girlfriend Marion, and his best friend Tyrone pin their hopes for money on moving up from pushing nickel bags of heroin to buying in bulk. They also deal to support their growing habits. Things are going well: Harry buys his mom a new TV, she's losing weight, she has status among her friends, Tyrone's girlfriend is cool, and the team has money in a shoe box. These dreams are addictive.

Written by
{jhailey@hotmail.com}


The film depicts the lives of four different people living in Brooklyn on their quest for satisfaction in life. It shows the direct and indirect effects that drugs and various addictions have on each of the individuals, and then portrays their downward spirals from the hopes of blossoming dreams into the helpless state of moral and physical decay.

Written by
{elikapeka92@hotmail.com}
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Title Reservoir Dogs
Original Title Reservoir Dogs
Number 131
Year 1992
Director Quentin Tarantino
Rating 8
Runtime 99
Country USA
Genre Crime | Mystery | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Harvey Keitel as Mr. White - Larry Dimmick
Tim Roth as Mr. Orange - Freddy Newandyke
Michael Madsen as Mr. Blonde - Vic Vega
Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie Cabot
Steve Buscemi as Mr. Pink
Lawrence Tierney as Joe Cabot
Randy Brooks as Holdaway
Kirk Baltz as Ofcr. Marvin Nash
Edward Bunker as Mr. Blue (as Eddie Bunker)
Quentin Tarantino as Mr. Brown
Steven Wright as K-Billy DJ (voice)
Rich Turner as Sheriff #1
David Steen as Sheriff #2
Tony Cosmo as Sheriff #3
Stevo Polyi as Sheriff #4 (as Stevo Poliy)
Michael Sottile as Teddy
Robert Ruth as Shot Cop
Lawrence Bender as Young Cop / Radio Play Background Voice
Linda Kaye as Shocked Woman
Suzanne Celeste as Shot Woman
Laurie Latham as Radio Play Background Voice (voice)
Maria Strova as Radio Play Background Voice (voice)
Burr Steers as Radio Play Background Voice (voice)
Craig Hamann as Radio Play Background Voice (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rowland Wafford as Diner Patron (uncredited)
Plot After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. full summary | add synopsis



Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss Joe Cabot to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with an intention that they won't get too close and concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members and one of them is killed in the subsequent shootout along with a few policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop.

Written by
Soumitra


A gang of thieves carry out an armed robbery on a Diamond warehouse. The police are after them so quickly that they suspect they have a rat in their company. This film starts right before the robbery, with flashbacks to before the robbery, and to the planning of the crime. We are also introduced to the main characters in flashback mode. Plenty of fast action, and plenty of blood and gore.

Written by
Colin Tinto {cst@imdb.com}


They were six strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime: Mr. White, a professional criminal; Mr. Orange, a young newcomer; Mr. Blonde, a trigger-happy killer; Mr. Pink, a paranoid neurotic; Mr. Brown; and Mr. Blue. Hired by mob boss Joe Cabot and given fake names so no one could identify the others, they thought there was no way their heist could have failed. But after a police ambush, killing Mr. Brown and seriously injuring Mr. Orange, the criminals return to their rendezvous point (a warehouse), and realize that one of them had to have been a police informant. But who?

Written by
movies_are_forever


The tale of a group of thugs who are hired to rob a diamond store. But the plan starts to fall apart when the alarm is tripped and the cops show up within moments. Of the group of men, all of whom are identified by colors, only four survive with one being seriously wounded. It is suspected that there is a police informant in the group, but no one is sure who it is.

Written by
David Landers {dml@gwis.com}


Joe Cabot, a small-time crime boss, assembles five strangers with reputations as good thieves to steal a lot diamonds. When the police arrive at the scene before the burglars can even make their getaway, it becomes apparent that one of them is an undercover police officer.

Written by
Bug {junebug2@texas.net}
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Title Der Stoff aus dem die Helden sind
Original Title Right Stuff, The
Number 99
Year 1983
Director Philip Kaufman
Rating 8
Runtime 193
Country USA
Genre Adventure | Drama | History
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Sam Shepard as Chuck Yeager
Scott Glenn as Alan Shepard
Ed Harris as John Glenn
Dennis Quaid as Gordon Cooper
Fred Ward as Gus Grissom
Barbara Hershey as Glennis Yeager
Kim Stanley as Pancho Barnes
Veronica Cartwright as Betty Grissom
Pamela Reed as Trudy Cooper
Scott Paulin as Deke Slayton
Charles Frank as Scott Carpenter
Lance Henriksen as Wally Schirra
Donald Moffat as Lyndon B. Johnson
Levon Helm as Jack Ridley / Narrator
Mary Jo Deschanel as Annie Glenn
Scott Wilson as Scott Crossfield
Kathy Baker as Louise Shepard
Mickey Crocker as Marge Slayton
Susan Kase as Rene Carpenter
Mittie Smith as Jo Schirra
Royal Dano as Minister
David Clennon as Liaison Man
Jim Haynie as Air Force Major
Jeff Goldblum as Recruiter
Harry Shearer as Recruiter
Scott Beach as Chief Scientist
Jane Dornacker as Nurse Murch
Anthony Munoz as Gonzales
John P. Ryan as Head of Program
Darryl Henriques as Life Reporter
Eric Sevareid as Eric Sevareid
William Russ as Slick Goodlin
Drew Letchworth as The Permanent Press Corps
Christopher P. Beale as The Permanent Press Corps
Richard Dupell as The Permanent Press Corps
William Hall as The Permanent Press Corps
John X. Heart as The Permanent Press Corps
Ed Holmes as The Permanent Press Corps
Jack Bruno Tate as The Permanent Press Corps
Edward Anhalt as Grand Designer
Mary Apick as Woman Reporter
Robert Beer as Dwight D. Eisenhower
Erik Bergmann as Eddie Hodges
James Brady as Aide to Lyndon B. Johnson (as James M. Brady)
Katherine Conklin as Woman TV Reporter
Maureen Coyne as Waitress
Tom Dahlgren as Bell Aircraft Executive
John Lion as Bell Aircraft Executive
Peggy Davis as Sally Rand
John Dehner as Henry Luce
Robert Elross as Review Board President
Drew Eshelman as Assistant Scientist
Robert J. Geary as Game Show M.C.
Royce Grones as 1st X-1 Pilot (as Major Royce Grones)
David Gulpilil as Aborigine
Anthony Wallis as Australian Driver (as Anthony Wallace)
Kaaren Lee as Young Widow
Sandy Kronemeyer as Cocoa Beach Girl
Frankie Di as Cocoa Beach Girl
Michael Pritchard as Texan
Ed Corbett as Texan
O-Lan Jones as Girl at Pancho's (as O-Lan Shepard)
Mark Todd as Astronaut Trainee
Allen Gebhardt as Astronaut Trainee (as Alan Gebhart)
Chuck Yeager as Fred (as General Chuck Yeager) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Sullivan as Himself (archive footage)
Gilbert Bazan as Spectator (uncredited)
Nikolai Bulganin as Himself - Viewing Parade for Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Dana as Jose Jimenez (archive footage) (uncredited)
Yuri Gagarin as Himself - Embracing Khrushchev (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lyndon Johnson as Himself - Standing Behind JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nikita Khrushchev as Himself - Embracing Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Georgi Malenkov as Himself - Viewing Parade for Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Mathers as Capt. Mills (uncredited)
Anastas Mikoyan as Himself - Viewing Parade for Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mimi Sarkisian as New Mexico Nurse in Lobby (uncredited)
Tony Toscano as Reporter (uncredited)
Kliment Voroshilov as Himself - Viewing Parade for Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Plot The original US Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. full summary | full synopsis



Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.

Written by
John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}


The first seven Mercury astronauts: we go behind the prepackaged, unblemished saints we knew through the media to find imperfect human beings who were actually even more heroic. The astronauts are heroes, no doubt about it. As space pioneer Chuck Yaeger bitterly points out, these men all knew the risks they were taking as they rode their primitive capsules into space. They knew they were powered by rockets that could explode them into the tiniest of atoms. There were the fierce fires of re-entry that could reduce them to cinders, as well as the possibility of no re-entry, leaving them to perish miserably in their orbits. Yet these men eagerly took those risks. They were made of the right stuff.

Written by
alfiehitchie
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Title Willkommen in Wellville
Original Title Road to Wellville, The
Number 21
Year 1994
Director Alan Parker
Rating 5
Runtime 118
Country USA
Genre Comedy | History
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Anthony Hopkins as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
Bridget Fonda as Eleanor Lightbody
Matthew Broderick as William Lightbody
John Cusack as Charles Ossining
Dana Carvey as George Kellogg
Michael Lerner as Goodloe Bender
Colm Meaney as Dr. Lionel Badger
John Neville as Endymion Hart-Jones
Lara Flynn Boyle as Ida Muntz
Traci Lind as Nurse Irene Graves
Camryn Manheim as Virginia Cranehill
Roy Brocksmith as Poultney Dab
Norbert Weisser as Dr. Spitzvogel
Monica Parker as Mrs. Tindermarsh
Jacob Reynolds as Young George Kellogg
Michael Goodwin as Dr. Frank Linniman
Marshall Efron as Bartholomew Bookbinder
Alexander Slanksnis as Mr. Unpronounceable
Carole Shelley as Mrs. Hookstratten
Gabriel Barre as Desk Clark
Robert Tracey as Ernest O'Reilly
Ann Tucker as Hannah
Jemila Ericson as Mrs. Kellogg
Marianne Muellerleile as Nurse Bloethal
Jean Wenderlich as Ralph
Mark Jeffrey Miller as Woodbine
Joanne Pankow as Laughing Lady
Mary Jane Corry as Pianist
Rich Valliere as Reporter #1 (as Richard Valliere)
George Nannarello as Reporter #2
James Bigwood as Reporter #3
David Kraus as Laughing Instructor
D. Anthony Pender as Waiter on Train
Mary Lucy Bivins as Woman on Train
William Hempel as Bellman
Richard H. Thornton as Mr. Abernathy
Lisa Altomare as Mrs. Portois
Jim Bath as Bartender
Madeline Shaw as Waitress #1
Barbara Phillips as Waitress #2
Lindsay Hutchinson Berte as Breathing Instructor
Denise S. Bass as Nurse
Charlotte H. Ballinger as San Guest
John Henry Scott as Bath Attendant
Richard K. Olsen as Fox Fur Man
Ann Deagon as Fox Fur Woman
Thomas Myers Jr. as Process Server
Beth Bostic as Miss Jarvis
Kerry Maher as Doorman
Sam Garner as Farrington rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Boyce as Burly Attendant #2 (uncredited)
Robert J. Maxwell as Christmas carol guest (uncredited)
Plot A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg. full summary | full synopsis



A madcap portrayal of William Lightbody's stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. William's wife, Eleanor, has persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg is very unconventional, and almost barbaric in his treatments.

Written by
Rob Hartill


In Welville, at Battle Creek, eccentric rich Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (a historical figure) runs a stylish health farm for the wealthy, an idea ahead of his time, based on extreme vegetarianism, neither sex, masturbation or even sensual stimulation, but laughing therapy and purging the 'polluted' body, mainly by exercises, often in open air, vicious diet, his invention corn flakes, laxatives, anal yogurt cure, enemas and brutal mechanical cleansing. Eleanor Lightbody drags her sickly, incredulous husband Will along to the therapy; the couple is almost immediately separated and getting horny for more available members of the opposite sex. Kellogs stubbornly willful adopted son (among over 30 kids) George is a filthy embarrassment, paid off just to stay away. Charles Ossining panics when arriving in Battle Creek he finds his aunt's fortune made him partner in the empty shell- health food company Per-fo, not the planned corn-flakes factory; however with a former Welville-employee and George's name they hope to get rich from their own cornflakes brand. When an electric therapy goes fatally wrong and several other patients die, Will's incredulous reluctance turns to panic...

Written by
KGF Vissers
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Title Grasgeflüster
Original Title Saving Grace
Number 229
Year 2000
Director Nigel Cole
Rating 7
Runtime 93
Country UK
Genre Comedy | Crime
Media DVD
Discs 2
Collection
Volume
Cast Brenda Blethyn as Grace Trevethyn
Craig Ferguson as Matthew Stewart
Martin Clunes as Dr. Martin Bamford
Tchéky Karyo as Jacques Chevalier (as Tcheky Karyo)
Jamie Foreman as China MacFarlane
Bill Bailey as Vince
Valerie Edmond as Nicky
Tristan Sturrock as Harvey
Clive Merrison as Quentin Rhodes
Leslie Phillips as Rev. Gerald Percy
Diana Quick as Honey Chambers
Phyllida Law as Margaret Sutton
Linda Kerr Scott as Diana Skinner
Denise Coffey as Mrs. Hopkins
Paul Brooke as Charlie
Ken Campbell as Sgt. Alfred Mabely
John Fortune as Melvyn
Philip Wright as Nigel Plimpton
Darren Southworth as Terry
Magnus Lindgren as Tony
Dean Lennox Kelly as Bob
Johnny Bamford as Removal Boss
Bill Hallet as Postman
Alison Dillon as Secretary
Bill Weston as John Trevethyn
Jonathan Kydd as Presenter #1
Mark Crowdy as Presenter #2
Jay Benedict as Master of Ceremonies
Ben Cole as Man at Checkout rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Edwins as Inmate
Peter Evans as Alex (uncredited)
Trevor White as Wally (uncredited)
Plot A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind. full summary | full synopsis



l marito di Grace non era proprio uno stinco di santo ed anche per gli affari non aveva un gran fiuto. Per cui, quando muore (cadendo da un aereo in volo!) lascia la povera donna in un mare di debiti e con la villa ipotecata. Come riuscire a non perdere tutto, per lei che ha sempre vissuto nell'illusione dell'agiatezza? Si potrebbe sfruttare il suo famoso 'pollice verde'. Così, il suo giardiniere Matthew la convince a coltivare una 'strana' piantina, per poi poterla rivendere in città a qualche onesto spacciatore. Tutto sembra filare, mentre le piante attecchiscono con soddisfazione. Ma la donna non è portata per affari illeciti troppo più grandi di lei. Alla fine troverà l'amore e salverà casa e futuro con l'aiuto...di un facoltoso 'cliente' che s'innamora di lei e la sposa.

Written by
rosebud6


A widow discovers after her husband's suicide that he has mortgaged everything they own and the banks are ready to foreclose. Faced with impending doom and little working knowledge except her ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home. Enter her gardener, who is struggling to make a few marijuana plants grow in a hidden location and suggests that she use her green house to help grow the plants and sell them to make the money both need. He is wanting to get married, but needs capital. What he doesn't know is that his girl friend is pregnant and thus fears that they will be busted for growing marijuana. While supposedly working, the whole village including the local constable is well aware of the endeavor and is hoping for their success. When the plants come in, Grace takes the crop to London and tries to sell it to a ruthless, but charming drug dealer. Everything busts loose from there.

Written by
John Sacksteder {jsackste@bellsouth.net}


Grace has just lost her husband, which is sad enough, but she's also discovered that he's left her in debt to the tune of thousands of pounds. Faced with losing all of her belonging and her home, Grace turns to the only thing she's got left: her skill as a greenhouse gardener. She and her handyman Matthew hatch a brilliant marijuana-growing scheme. But are they doing the right thing? Can Matthew's girlfriend put up with these kind of illegal antics? And finally, once they grow it, can they even manage to sell the stuff?

Written by
Martin Lewison {mlewison@utk.edu}


A wealthy widow discovers that she is not wealthy at all: in fact she is 300,000 British pounds in debt, thanks to her late husband's failed business ventures. To get her out of debt, her handyman comes up with a plan to grow a certain cash crop in her greenhouse.

Written by
Tim Horrigan {horrigan@aol.com}
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Title Der Soldat James Ryan
Original Title Saving Private Ryan
Number 250
Year 1998
Director Steven Spielberg
Rating 9
Runtime 170
Country USA
Genre Action | Drama | War
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Tom Hanks as Capt. John H. Miller
Tom Sizemore as Sgt. Mike Horvath
Edward Burns as Pvt. Richard Reiben
Barry Pepper as Pvt. Daniel Jackson
Adam Goldberg as Pvt. Stanley Mellish
Vin Diesel as Pvt. Adrian Caparzo
Giovanni Ribisi as T-5 Medic Irwin Wade
Jeremy Davies as Cpl. Timothy P. Upham
Matt Damon as Pvt. James Francis Ryan
Ted Danson as Capt. Fred Hamill
Paul Giamatti as Sgt. Hill
Dennis Farina as Lt. Col. Anderson
Joerg Stadler as Steamboat Willie
Max Martini as Cpl. Henderson (as Maximilian Martini)
Dylan Bruno as Toynbe
Daniel Cerqueira as Weller
Demetri Goritsas as Parker
Ian Porter as Trask
Gary Sefton as Rice
Julian Spencer as Garrity
Steve Griffin as Wilson
William Marsh as Lyle
Marc Cass as Fallon
Markus Napier as Maj. Hoess
Neil Finnighan as Ramelle Paratrooper
Peter Miles as Ramelle Paratrooper
Paul Garcia as Field HQ Major
Seamus McQuade as Field HQ Aide
Ronald Longridge as Coxswain
Adam Shaw as Delancey
Rolf Saxon as Lt. Briggs
Corey Johnson as Radioman
Loclann Aiken as Soldier on the Beach
John Barnett as Soldier on the Beach
Maclean Burke as Soldier on the Beach
Victor Burke as Soldier on the Beach
Aiden Condron as Soldier on the Beach
Paschal Friel as Soldier on the Beach
Shane Hagan as Soldier on the Beach
Paul Hickey as Soldier on the Beach
Shane Johnson as Soldier on the Beach
Laird Macintosh as Soldier on the Beach
Brian Maynard as Soldier on the Beach
Martin McDougall as Soldier on the Beach
Mark Phillips as Soldier on the Beach
Lee Aaron Rosen as Soldier on the Beach (as Lee Rosen)
Andrew Scott as Soldier on the Beach
Matthew Sharp as Soldier on the Beach
Vincent Walsh as Soldier on the Beach
Grahame Wood as Soldier on the Beach
John Sharian as Corporal
Glenn Wrage as Doyle
Crofton Hardester as Senior Medical Officer
Martin Hub as Czech Wehrmacht Soldier
Raffaello Degruttola as Goldman (as Raph Taylor)
Nigel Whitmey as Pvt. Boyd
Sam Ellis as Pvt. Hastings
Erich Redman as German #1
Tilo Keiner as German #2
Stephan Grothgar as German #3 / Voice on Bullhorn
Stephane Cornicard as Jean
Michelle Evans as Jean's Wife
Martin Beaton as Jean's Son
Anna Maguire as Jean's Daughter
Nathan Fillion as Pvt. James Frederick 'Minnesota' Ryan
Leland Orser as Lt. DeWindt
Michael Mantas as Paratrooper Lieutenant
David Vegh as Paratrooper Oliver
Ryan Hurst as Paratrooper Mandelsohn
Nick Brooks as Paratrooper Joe
Sam Scudder as Paratrooper #1
John Walters as Old French Man
Dorothy Grumbar as Old French Woman
James Innes-Smith as MP Lieutenant
Harve Presnell as Gen. George C. Marshall
Dale Dye as War Department Colonel
Bryan Cranston as War Department Colonel
David Wohl as War Department Captain
Eric Loren as War Department Lieutenant
Valerie Colgan as War Department Clerk
Amanda Boxer as Mrs. Margaret Ryan
Harrison Young as Ryan as Old Man
Kathleen Byron as Old Mrs. Ryan
Rob Freeman as Ryan's Son
Thomas Gizbert as Ryan's Grandson rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John de Lancie as Letter Reader (voice) (uncredited)
James Embree as German Paratrooper (uncredited)
Declan Geraghty as Soldier (uncredited)
Taylor Murphy as Sergeant Blaine (uncredited)
Nina Muschallik as Ryan's Granddaughter (uncredited)
Mac Steinmeier as Waffen SS Soldier (uncredited)
Vincent Ventresca as Soldier on beach (uncredited)
Plot Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. full summary | full synopsis



Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother...

Written by
J.Zelman


After the invasion of fortress Europe on June 6th 1944, Tom Hanks leads his squad from the 2nd Ranger Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division, on a mission to find and bring home Private James Francis Ryan after the death of his brothers. The mission takes them through Nazi occupied territory to establish contact with Ryan's unit an element of the 101st Airborne Division. This exiting war thriller brings the reality of history's bloodiest war into the homes of ordinary people, but also brings into light the reality of broken and lost families in a time of total and encompassing war.

Written by
Pvt. Maher, HHC 29th Aviation Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD


After learning that Private Ryans three brothers have all died in the war, the government attempts to locate him to send him home. The problem is they don't know if he is dead or alive behind enemy lines.

Written by
Anonymous


During WWII, Chief of Staff, General Marshall is informed that three of a woman's sons have been killed and that she's going to receive the notifications of their demise at the same time. And when he learns that a fourth son is still unaccounted for, the General decides to send a unit to find him and bring him back, despite being told that it's highly unlikely that he is still alive and the area that he was known to be at is very dangerous. So the unit consisting of 8 men are sent to find him but as stated it's very dangerous and one by one, each of them are being picked off. Will they find him and how many of them will still be alive.

Written by
rcs0411@yahoo.com


Following the Allied invasion of Normandy, two brothers lay dead in the wake of the onslaught. Meanwhile, in New Guinea, a third brother has been killed fighting the Japanese. After the Army General Staff learns that a fourth brother is missing in the French countryside, a rescue mission is ordered to find the young soldier and return him safely home. The mission is mounted by a veteran Ranger Captain commanding a squad of men who have mixed feelings about risking their lives to "Save Private Ryan".

Written by
Anthony Hughes {husnock31@hotmail.com}
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Title
Original Title Science Fiction Classic Box Vol. 2
Number 278
Year
Director
Rating 0
Runtime 372
Country
Genre
Media DVD
Discs 2
Collection
Volume
Cast
Plot - Space Mutiny
- Jupiter Inferno
- Abenteuer auf dem Mars
- Erdbeben - Flammendes Inferno von Tokio
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Title Scooby Doo - Die größten Abenteuer
Original Title Scooby Doo - Die größten Abenteuer
Number 137
Year 1969
Director
Rating 8
Runtime 115
Country USA
Genre Animation | Family | Mystery | Comedy | Adventure
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Don Messick as Scooby Doo (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Casey Kasem as Shaggy (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Nicole Jaffe as Velma (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Frank Welker as Fred (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Stefanianna Christopherson as Daphne (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Heather North as Daphne (8 episodes, 1970)
John Stephenson as Additional Voices / as (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Hal Smith as Additional Voices / as (6 episodes, 1969)
Jean Vander Pyl as Additional Voices / as (6 episodes, 1969)
Vic Perrin as Additional Voices (5 episodes, 1969)

Barry Richards as Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
George A. Robertson as Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
Susan Steward as Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
Michael Stull as Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
Plot A group of friends and their dog (Scooby Doo) travel in a van solving strange and hilarious mysteries full summary



Popular cartoon series featuring Scooby Doo, a dog who joins Velma, Daphne, Freddie, and Shaggy on many quests to solve mysterious. Each mystery is new and unusual and involves the group stopping someone from wreaking certain havoc on the world.

Written by
David Landers {dml@gwis.com}


The first incarnation of what has become a franchise-of-sorts. Scooby-Doo was a large, loveable but cowardly Great Dane who hung around four California high school students (Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy). The four teen-agers were in constant search of mysteries and adventures, driving around in a bright green van known as the Mystery Machine. Many of the group's adventures involved villians who took on supernatural disguises (ghosts and monsters); the villians' activities usually involved blackmail, theft, fraud and other forms of corruption. At the first hint of trouble, Scooby-Doo (and usually, Shaggy as well) running for cover; they usually found themselves in even deeper trouble. It usually took the promise of a Scooby snack to get Scooby (and Shaggy) to come out of hiding. The mysteries were always solved by the end of each show (the villian proclaiming, "And I would have gotten away with it if it hadn't have been for you kids!" or some similar line).

Written by
Brian Rathjen {briguy_52732@yahoo.com}
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Title Das Geheimnis meines Erfolges
Original Title Secret of My Succe$s, The
Number 263
Year 1987
Director Herbert Ross
Rating 6
Runtime 111
Country USA
Genre Comedy
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Michael J. Fox as Brantley Foster / Carlton Whitfield
Helen Slater as Christy Wills
Richard Jordan as Howard Prescott
Margaret Whitton as Vera Prescott
John Pankow as Fred Melrose
Christopher Murney as Barney Rattigan
Gerry Bamman as Art Thomas
Fred Gwynne as Donald Davenport
Carol Ann Susi as Jean (as Carol-Ann Susi)
Elizabeth Franz as Grace Foster
Drew Snyder as Burt Foster
Susan Kellermann as Maureen
Barton Heyman as Arnold Forbush
Mercedes Ruehl as Sheila
Ira Wheeler as Owens (as Ira B. Wheeler)
Ashley J. Laurence as Vernon S. Fletcher
Rex Robbins as McMasters
Christopher Durang as Davis
MacIntyre Dixon as Ferguson
Bill Fagerbakke as Ron
Jack Davidson as Davidson
John Bowman as Proctor
Jeff Brooks as Executive
Ascanio Sharpe as Executive
Don Amendolia as Executive
Judith Malina as Mrs. Meacham
Mary Catherine Wright as Research Department Clerk
Joseph Ragno as Shipping Executive
Burke Pearson as Fired Executive
Ray Ramirez as Liquor Store Owner
Gloria Irizarry as Wife of Liquor Store Owner
Mark Margolis as Maintenence Man
Rick Aviles as Maintenance Man
John Capodice as Man in KRS Building (as John C. Capodice)
Sally-Jane Heit as Woman in KRS Building
Richard Arthur Gallo as Harried KRS Executive
Luis Ramos as Cuban rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Crawford as Herself (uncredited)
R. Emmett Fitzsimmons as (uncredited)
Elain R. Graham as (uncredited)
Bruce McGill as Unnamed employer (uncredited)
Plot A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life. full summary | add synopsis



Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room. Then Brantley meets Christy Wills, who happens to be one of the top executives. Believing that the best way to win her over is by posing as an executive, Brantley decides to take a position under the name Carlton Whitfield, and soon things get unexpectedly out of hand.

Written by
watzdabigdeal


Well educated, Kansas born and raised, Brantley Foster sets out to make his fortune in New York. Unfortunately, when he arrives, the job he is promised fails to materialise, so he reluctantly looks up a distant relative, Howard Prescot, who runs a multimillion dollar corporation. Starting at the bottom, doesn't appeal to Brantley so he pretends to be an executive, whilst keeping this a secret from "uncle" Howard and Brantley's dream girl Christy.

Written by
Rob Hartill
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Title Shawshank Redemption, The
Original Title Shawshank Redemption, The
Number 13
Year 1994
Director Frank Darabont
Rating 9
Runtime 142
Country USA
Genre Crime | Drama
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne
Morgan Freeman as Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Bob Gunton as Warden Norton
William Sadler as Heywood
Clancy Brown as Captain Hadley
Gil Bellows as Tommy
Mark Rolston as Bogs Diamond
James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen
Jeffrey DeMunn as 1946 D.A.
Larry Brandenburg as Skeet
Neil Giuntoli as Jigger
Brian Libby as Floyd
David Proval as Snooze
Joseph Ragno as Ernie
Jude Ciccolella as Guard Mert
Paul McCrane as Guard Trout
Renee Blaine as Andy Dufresne's Wife
Scott Mann as Glenn Quentin
John Horton as 1946 Judge
Gordon Greene as 1947 Parole Hearings Man (as Gordon C. Greene)
Alfonso Freeman as Fresh Fish Con
V.J. Foster as Hungry Fish Con
John E. Summers as New Fish Guard
Frank Medrano as Fat Ass
Mack Miles as Tyrell
Alan R. Kessler as Laundry Bob
Morgan Lund as Laundry Truck Driver
Cornell Wallace as Laundry Leonard
Gary Lee Davis as Rooster
Neil Summers as Pete
Ned Bellamy as Guard Youngblood
Joe Pecoraro as Projectionist (as Joseph Pecoraro)
Harold E. Cope Jr. as Hole Guard
Brian Delate as Guard Dekins
Don McManus as Guard Wiley (as Don R. McManus)
Donald Zinn as Moresby Batter (as Donald E. Zinn)
Dorothy Silver as 1954 Landlady
Robert Haley as 1954 Food-Way Manager
Dana Snyder as 1954 Food-Way Woman
John D. Craig as 1957 Parole Hearings Man
Ken Magee as Ned Grimes
Eugene C. DePasquale as Mail Caller (as Eugene C. De Pasquale)
Bill Bolender as Elmo Blatch
Ron Newell as Elderly Hole Guard
John R. Woodward as Bullhorn Tower Guard
Chuck Brauchler as Man Missing Guard
Dion Anderson as Head Bull Haig
Claire Slemmer as Bank Teller
James Kisicki as Bank Manager
Rohn Thomas as Bugle Editor
Charlie Kearns as 1966 D.A.
Rob Reider as Duty Guard
Brian Brophy as 1967 Parole Hearings Man
Paul Kennedy as 1967 Food-Way Manager rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Babson as Con (uncredited)
Dennis Baker as Old Man on Bus (uncredited)
Fred Culbertson as Police Officer (uncredited)
Richard Doone as Con (uncredited)
Rita Hayworth as Gilda Mundson Farrell (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alonzo F. Jones as Inmate (uncredited)
Michael Lightsey as Con (uncredited)
Brad Spencer as 1957 Parole Hearings Guard (uncredited)
Plot Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. full summary | full synopsis



Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner.

Written by
Martin Lewison {milst1@cislabs.pitt.edu}


After the murder of his wife, hotshot banker Andrew Dufresne is sent to Shawshank Prison, where the usual unpleasantness occurs. Over the years, he retains hope and eventually gains the respect of his fellow inmates, especially longtime convict "Red" Redding, a black marketeer, and becomes influential within the prison. Eventually, Andrew achieves his ends on his own terms.

Written by
Reid Gagle


Announced guilty for the murder of his wife, Andy Dufresne is sent to Shawshank prison to serve a life term. Becoming friends with Red, Andy tries to adapt to prison life, and goes on an unforgettable journey with Red inside the prison walls.

Written by
FilmFanUk


Andy Dufresne, is sent to Shawshank Prison for the murder of his wife and secret lover. He is very isolated and lonely at first, but realizes there is something deep inside your body, that people can't touch and get to....'HOPE'. Andy becomes friends with prison 'fixer' Red, and Andy epitomizes why it is crucial to have dreams. His spirit and determination, leads us into a world full of imagination, filled with courage and desire. Will Andy ever realize his dreams?

Written by
Andy Haque
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Title Eine wie keine
Original Title She's All That
Number 239
Year 1999
Director Robert Iscove
Rating 5
Runtime 95
Country USA
Genre Comedy | Romance
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Freddie Prinze Jr. as Zack Siler
Rachael Leigh Cook as Laney Boggs
Matthew Lillard as Brock Hudson
Paul Walker as Dean Sampson
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Taylor Vaughan
Kevin Pollak as Wayne Boggs
Anna Paquin as Mackenzie Siler
Kieran Culkin as Simon Boggs
Elden Henson as Jesse Jackson
Usher Raymond as Campus D.J.
Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones as Alex
Gabrielle Union as Katie
Dulé Hill as Preston
Tamara Mello as Chandler
Clea DuVall as Misty
Tim Matheson as Harlan Siler
Debbi Morgan as Ms. Rousseau
Alexis Arquette as Mitch
Dave Buzzotta as Jeffrey Munge Rylander
Chris Owen as Derek Funkhouser Rutley
Charlie Dell as Man in Falafel Barn
Michael Milhoan as Principal Stickley
Carlos Jacott as Prom Photographer
Ashlee Levitch as Melissa
Vanessa Lee Chester as Girl #2
Patricia Charbonneau as Lois Siler
Katharine Towne as Savannah
Wendy Fowler as Harmony
Flex Alexander as Kadeem
Robert Baglia as Beatnik (as Bob Baglia)
Debbie Lee Carrington as Felicity
Clay Rivers as Gustave
Sara Rivas as Vampire Girl
Amon Bourne as 'She's All That' Rapper
Takbir Bashir as 'She's All That' Rapper
Anthony Rivera as 'She's All That' Rapper (as Anthony 'Click' Rivera)
Jarrett Lennon as Naylon
Brandon Smith as JV Cleaning Boy
Milo Ventimiglia as Soccer Player
Kente Scott as Sophomore Boy (as Kenté Scott)
Kim Cottom as Dancer (as Kim Cotton)
T.J. Espinoza as Dancer
Brian Friedman as Dancer
Tony Fugate as Dancer
Caroline Girvin as Dancer
Alicia Gilley as Dancer
Scott Hislop as Dancer
Jennifer Lee Keyes as Dancer (as Jennifer Keyes)
Richard Kim as Dancer
Stephanie Landwehr as Dancer
Dani Lee as Dancer
Joe Loera as Dancer
Mayah McCoy as Dancer
Ayesha Orange as Dancer (as Yesha Orange)
Robert Schultz as Dancer
Josh Seffinger as Dancer
Sarah Christine Smith as Dancer (as Sarah Smith)
Christopher Smith as Dancer
Bree Turner as Dancer
Christine Vincent as Dancer
Jerry 'Flo' Randolph as Dancer rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rakefet Abergel as Student (uncredited)
Richard Brown as (uncredited)
Richard Chaim as Bartender (uncredited)
Doran Clark as (uncredited)
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Girl in Cafeteria (uncredited)
Lauri Gladstein as (uncredited)
Johnathan Gordon as (uncredited)
Clark Henderson as (uncredited)
Kevin Hyman as (uncredited)
David Iscove as (uncredited)
Geyer Kosinski as (uncredited)
Gary Meadow as (uncredited)
Bob Osher as (uncredited)
Meryl Poster as (uncredited)
Morgan Schultz as (uncredited)
Randy Spendlove as (uncredited)
Click Tha Supah Latin as Rapper (uncredited)
Rainbow Underhill as Goth Student (uncredited)
Christian Vincent as Dancer (uncredited)
Audrey Wasilewski as Student (uncredited)
Plot A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen. full summary | add synopsis



Freddie Prinze Jr. stars as a high school hottie who makes a bet with a fellow classmate that he can turn geeky Rachel Leigh Cook into a Prom Queen. Problems arise when hot shot Prinze becomes involved and in love with the transformed Cook.

Written by
Buffy {SurferBetty@worldnet.att.net}


High school favourite Zach Siler is dumped by his prom queen shoe-in girlfriend for some slimey TV soap star. On the rebound he takes a bet from his best friend that he can take up with mousey bespectacled Laney Boggs and get her voted prom queen instead. Great friend, impossible task. Though once Laney scraps her glasses, does her hair, and gets into decent rags, Zach finds himself taking rather a lot of notice of her.

Written by
Jeremy Perkins {jwp@aber.ac.uk}


A modern-day version of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, where Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), is a Los Angeles high school hunk who's been dumped by his popular, but mean-spirited, girlfriend Taylor Vaughn (Jodi Lynn O'Keefe) for a famous volleyball player (Matthew Lillard). Frustrated, Zack accepts a bet from his friends that he can turn Laney Boggs (Rachel Leigh Cook), a geeky girl into the school's prom queen. Naturally he falls in love with her which leads to other complications from each other's friends and enemies alike.

Written by
Matt Patay
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Title Shrek
Original Title Shrek
Number 237
Year 2001
Director Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Rating 8
Runtime 90
Country USA
Genre Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Romance
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Mike Myers as Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy as Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona (voice)
John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad (voice)
Vincent Cassel as Monsieur Hood (voice)
Peter Dennis as Ogre Hunter (voice)
Clive Pearse as Ogre Hunter (voice)
Jim Cummings as Captain of Guards (voice)
Bobby Block as Baby Bear (voice)
Chris Miller as Geppetto / Magic Mirror (voice)
Cody Cameron as Pinocchio / Three Pigs (voice)
Kathleen Freeman as Old Woman (voice)
Michael Galasso as Peter Pan (voice)
Christopher Knights as Blind Mouse / Thelonious (voice)
Simon J. Smith as Blind Mouse (voice)
Conrad Vernon as Gingerbread Man (voice)
Jacquie Barnbrook as Wrestling Fan (voice)
Guillaume Aretos as Merry Man (voice)
John Bisom as Merry Man (voice)
Matthew Gonder as Merry Man (voice)
Calvin Remsberg as Merry Man (voice)
Jean-Paul Vignon as Merry Man (voice)
Val Bettin as Bishop (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Adamson as Duloc Mascot (voice) (uncredited)
Elisa Gabrielli as Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Plot An ogre, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord, wishing himself King. full summary | add synopsis



When a green ogre called Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out, with a very loud donkey by his side, to 'persuade' Farquaad to give his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is waiting for her one true love. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona is keeping something secret.

Written by
Film_Fan


Shrek is a big ogre who lives alone in the woods, feared by all the people in the land of Duloc. When Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc, exiles all the fairy-tale beings to the woods, Shrek loses his peaceful life and his home becomes a refugee camp. So he sets out to find Lord Farquaad and convince him to take the fairy-tale beings back where they belong, and leave him alone. Lord Farquaad accepts, under one condition. Shrek must first go and find the beautiful young princess Fiona, who will become Farquaad's bride. So the big Ogre begins his quest, along with his newfound donkey friend...

Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos {makzax@hotmail.com}


In a faraway land called Duloc, a heartless ruler, the diminutive Lord Farquaad, has banished all the fairy tale beings from the land so it can be as boring as he is. But there are three characters who will stand in his way. The first is a green, smelly ogre with a heart of gold named Shrek, his faithful steed, Donkey, who will do anything but shut up, and the beautiful but tough Princess Fiona whom Lord Farquaad wishes to make his wife so he can become king of Duloc. What's to do in a screwy fairy tale like this?

Written by
Will
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Title Sin City
Original Title Sin City
Number 218
Year 2005
Director Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
Rating 8
Runtime 124
Country USA
Genre Action | Crime | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 2
Collection
Volume
Cast Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan
Devon Aoki as Miho
Alexis Bledel as Becky
Powers Boothe as Senator Roark
Cara D. Briggs as Hearing Panel Person (as Cara Briggs)
Jude Ciccolella as Liebowitz
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw as Motorcycle Cop (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Rosario Dawson as Gail
Jesse De Luna as Corporal Rivera
Benicio Del Toro as Jackie Boy
Jason Douglas as Hitman
Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute
Tommy Flanagan as Brian
Christina Frankenfield as Judge
Rick Gomez as Klump
Carla Gugino as Lucille
Josh Hartnett as The Man
Rutger Hauer as Cardinal Roark
David H. Hickey as Juicer (as David Hickey)
Evelyn Hurley as Josie
Greg Ingram as Bouncer
Nicky Katt as Stuka
Jaime King as Goldie / Wendy
Helen Kirk as Maeve
Michael Madsen as Bob
Ethan Maniquis as Bozo #1
Jason McDonald as Ronnie
John McLeod as Mercenary
Clark Middleton as Schutz
Frank Miller as Priest
Brittany Murphy as Shellie
Ethan Rains as Bozo #4 (as Iman Nazemzadeh)
Lisa Marie Newmyer as Tammy
Tommy Nix as Weevil
Nick Offerman as Shlubb
Clive Owen as Dwight
Marco Perella as Skinny Dude
Sam Ray as Interrogator #1
Randal Reeder as Man with Hitman
Mickey Rourke as Marv
David Alex Ruiz as Thug #2
Ryan Rutledge as Painted Cop (as Rayan Rutledge)
Marley Shelton as The Customer
Jeff Schwan as Louie
Korey Simeone as Priest #2
Nick Stahl as Roark Jr. / Yellow Bastard
Paul T. Taylor as Assistant DA
Scott Teeters as Lenny / Benny
Ken Thomas as Bozo #2
Rico Torres as Cop #2
Makenzie Vega as Nancy, Age 11
Arie Verveen as Murphy
Patricia Vonne as Dallas
Shaun Wainwright-Branigan as Doctor
Chris Warner as Bozo #3
Bruce Willis as Hartigan
Elijah Wood as Kevin
Danny Wynands as Big Mercenary
J.D. Young as Store Employee rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charissa Allen as Old Town Waitress (uncredited)
Penny Drake as Old Town Girl (uncredited)
Lauren-Elaine Edleson as Old Town Girl (uncredited)
Jessica Hale as Good Time Girl (uncredited)
Sammy Harte as Waitress (uncredited)
Michael Lambert as Bar Patron (uncredited)
Amanda Phillips as Girl (uncredited)
Emmy Robbin as Old Town Girl (uncredited)
Kelley Robins as Ol' Town Girl (uncredited)
Texas as Old Town Girl (uncredited)
Plot A film that explores the dark and miserable town Basin City and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in the violent corruption of the city. full summary | full synopsis



"Sin City" is four stories inter-weaved telling tales of corruption in Basin City. The first story (The Customer is always right) is short, and is based on the depression of women that they need to pay a man to feel loved when they commit suicide. The next story is Part 1 of "That Yellow Bastard" about a cop who needs to save a young girl from being raped. The third story (The Hard Goodbye) features a man taking revenge on a heartless killer who murdered his one-night stand. The fourth story (The Big, Fat Kill) stars a man who must dispatch a cop's body, but it will be a tough ride to do it. Following that are two conclusions to Sin City, the ending of "That Yellow Bastard" which is set 8 years later, and a short story that ends Sin City.

Written by
Jesse Hefford


Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash.

Written by
Tom Benton


"Sin City" is infested with criminals, crooked cops and sexy dames, some searching for vengeance, some for redemption and others, both. The film incorporates storylines from three of Miller's graphic novels including 'Sin City,' which launched the long-running, critically acclaimed series, as well as 'That Yellow Bastard' and 'The Big Fat Kill.' Where Hartigan, a cop with a bum ticker and a vow to protect stripper Nancy. Marv, the outcast misanthrope, is on a mission to avenge the death of his one true love, Goldie; there's also Dwight, the clandestine love of Shelley who spends his nights defending Gail and her Old Towne girls from Jackie Boy, a dirty cop with a penchant for violence.

Written by
Austin4577@aol.com


An adaptation of Frank Miller's stories based in a morally bankrupt metropolis. Chief amongst the town's residents is Marv, who trawls the darkest areas of town looking for the person who murdered Goldie while she lay sleeping in his bed.

Written by
Anonymous
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Title Sirocco - Zwischen Kairo und Damaskus
Original Title Sirocco
Number 273
Year 1951
Director Curtis Bernhardt
Rating 6
Runtime 98
Country USA
Genre Drama | Action
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Humphrey Bogart as Harry Smith
Märta Torén as Violette
Lee J. Cobb as Col. Feroud
Everett Sloane as Gen. LaSalle
Gerald Mohr as Major Jean Leon
Zero Mostel as Balukjiaan
Nick Dennis as Nasir Aboud
Onslow Stevens as Emir Hassan
Ludwig Donath as Flophouse proprietor
David Bond as Achmet
Vincent Renno as Arthur rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas as Arab singer (uncredited)
John Bleifer as Hungarian (uncredited)
Peter Brocco as The barber (uncredited)
Argentina Brunetti as Woman (uncredited)
Tristram Coffin as Guard (uncredited)
Edward Colmans as Col. Corville (uncredited)
Jeff Corey as Feisal (uncredited)
Carmen D'Antonio as Dancer (uncredited)
Al Eben as Sergeant (uncredited)
Harry Guardino as Lt. Collet (uncredited)
George Khoury as Cart driver #1 (uncredited)
Eddie Le Baron as Syrian (uncredited)
Peter Mamakos as Merchant businessman (uncredited)
Louis Merrill as Egyptian (uncredited)
Marta Mitrovich as Hysterical woman (uncredited)
Jay Novello as Hamal (uncredited)
Peter Ortiz as Maj. Robbinet (uncredited)
Leonard Penn as Rifat (uncredited)
Julian Rivero as Master Sergeant (uncredited)
Joe Sawaya as Cart driver #2 (uncredited)
Sam Scar as Sergeant (uncredited)
Dan Seymour as Wealthy Syrian (uncredited)
Sammy Shack as Bartender (uncredited)
Felipe Turich as Soldier (uncredited)
Martin Wilkins as Omar (uncredited)
Plot A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation. full summary | add synopsis



In 1925 Damascus Harry Smith runs guns to the rebels under Emir Hassan. The French arrest him along with others and force him to sell weapons to them. He develops an interest in French intelligence officer Feroud's mistress Violette.

Written by
Ed Stephan {stephan@cc.wwu.edu}


In 1925, in Damascus, the patriotic rebels of Syria are fighting against the invader French forces. The powerful weapons smuggler Harry Smith is an amoral dealer taking advantage of the situation. He meets in a restaurant, Violette, the girl of the idealistic French Col. Feroud. Feroud is trying to make a deal with the rebel leader Emir Hassan, and he forces Harry to be his liaison and arrange a meeting with Hassan.

Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Title Sixth Sense, The
Original Title Sixth Sense, The
Number 72
Year 1999
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Rating 8
Runtime 107
Country USA
Genre Drama | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Bruce Willis as Dr. Malcolm Crowe
Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear
Toni Collette as Lynn Sear
Olivia Williams as Anna Crowe
Donnie Wahlberg as Vincent Grey
Peter Anthony Tambakis as Darren (as Peter Tambakis)
Jeffrey Zubernis as Bobby
Bruce Norris as Stanley Cunningham
Glenn Fitzgerald as Sean
Greg Wood as Mr. Collins
Mischa Barton as Kyra Collins
Trevor Morgan as Tommy Tammisimo
Angelica Torn as Mrs. Collins
Lisa Summerour as Bridesmaid
Firdous Bamji as Young Man Buying Ring
Samia Shoaib as Young Woman Buying Ring
Hayden Saunier as Darren's Mom
Janis Dardaris as Kitchen Woman
Neill Hartley as Visitor #2
Sarah Ripard as Visitor #3
Heidi Fischer as Visitor #4
KaDee Strickland as Visitor #5
Michael J. Lyons as Visitor #6
Samantha Fitzpatrick as Kyra's Sister
Holly Rudkin as Society Lady #1
Kate Kearney-Patch as Society Lady #2
Marilyn Shanok as Woman at Accident
M. Night Shyamalan as Dr. Hill
Wes Heywood as Commercial Narrator
Nico Woulard as Hanged Child
Carol Nielson as Hanged Female
Keith Woulard as Hanged Male
Jodi Dawson as Burnt Teacher
Tony Michael Donnelly as Gunshot Boy (as Tony Donnelly)
Ronnie Lea as Secretary
Carlos Xavier Lopez as Spanish Ghost on Tape (voice) (as Carlos X. López)
Gino Inverso as Young Vincent
Ellen Sheppard as Mrs. Sloan
Tom McLaughlin as Anna's Father
Candy Aston-Dennis as Anna's Mother (as Candy Aston Dennis)
Patrick McDade as Shaken Driver (as Patrick F. McDade)
Jose L. Rodriguez as Husband rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Bowersox as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Kym Cohen as Bride's maid (uncredited)
Sean Oliver as Ghost in the Dungeon (uncredited)
Alison Robertson as Waitress (uncredited)
Plot A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. full summary | add synopsis



Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient. This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy (Cole) much to the dismay of his wife. Cole's mom is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope.

Written by
Jeff Mellinger {jmell@uclink4.berkeley.edu}


Child psychologist Malcom Crowe is one night visited by an ex-patient named Vincent, angry, enraged. He wounds Crowe, then kills himself. A few months later, Crowe is visited by a 9-year old boy named Cole. He sees dead people who do not know they are dead. Because of this, he is called a freak in school. Crowe, at first thinks he is seeing things, but after spending a lot of time with Cole (much to his wife's dismay), he discovers Cole may be seeing dead people after all.

Written by
neo101


Child psychiatrist Malcolm Crowe is confronted one night by his former patient Vincent Gray who he failed to help. After Vincent shoots Crowe in the stomach and kills himself, Crowe can't stop thinking about it. A few months later he is hired to help a troubled boy named Cole Sear, who has many of the same problems Vincent had. Crowe sees a chance to redeem himself, but doubts his ability to reach the boy, particularly when Cole claims to see ghosts who don't know they're dead.

Written by
rmlohner
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Title Sleepy Hollow
Original Title Sleepy Hollow
Number 22
Year 1999
Director Tim Burton
Rating 8
Runtime 105
Country USA | Germany
Genre Horror | Mystery
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane
Christina Ricci as Katrina Van Tassel
Miranda Richardson as Lady Van Tassel / Crone
Michael Gambon as Baltus Van Tassel
Casper Van Dien as Brom Van Brunt
Jeffrey Jones as Reverend Steenwyck
Richard Griffiths as Magistrate Philipse
Ian McDiarmid as Doctor Lancaster
Michael Gough as Notary Hardenbrook
Christopher Walken as Hessian Horseman
Marc Pickering as Young Masbath
Lisa Marie as Lady Crane
Steven Waddington as Killian
Claire Skinner as Beth Killian
Christopher Lee as Burgomaster
Alun Armstrong as High Constable
Mark Spalding as Jonathan Masbath
Jessica Oyelowo as Sarah
Tony Maudsley as Van Ripper
Peter Guinness as Lord Crane
Nicholas Hewetson as Glenn
Orlando Seale as Theodore
Sean Stephens as Thomas Killian
Gabrielle Lloyd as Doctor Lancaster's Wife
Robert Sella as Dirk Van Garrett
Michael Feast as Spotty Man
Jamie Foreman as Thuggish Constable
Philip Martin Brown as Constable One
Sam Fior as Young Ichabod
Tessa Allen-Ridge as Young Lady Van Tassel
Cassandra Farndale as Young Crone
Lily Phillips as Girl 2
Bianca Nicholas as Little Girl
Paul Brightwell as Rifleman rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Layla Alexander as Widow (uncredited)
Martin Landau as Peter Van Garrett (uncredited)
Nic Main as Red Coat (uncredited)
Plot Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. full summary | add synopsis



Ichabod Crane will have to brave the nearby woods to win the heart of Katrina Van Tassel, even though several decapitated bodies have been found. And then the legend of the axe wielding headless horsemen come together to make this movie.

Written by
Chris Barker


In the early United States of America, young policeman Ichabod Crane is sent to from New York to the fledgling settlement of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of ghoulish murders. On his arrival, the town council informs him that the three victims were killed in open ground, and the heads had disappeared - taken by a headless ghost that is supposedly responsible. Ichabod is unconvinced of this, but learns more about the ghostly horseman - it is the ghost of a Hessian sent by the British during the revolutionary war, and he was caught by redcoats and decapitated with his own sword. When Ichabod sees the ghost kill one of the town council members, his skepticism evaporates - and he soon discovers that the horseman's ghost has an unholy connection to Balthus Van Tassel, a wealthy farmer - and whose daughter Ichabod is falling in love with...

Written by
Derek O'Cain


1799: Ichabod Crane is a constable from New York who is most concerned with all the new scientific gadgets that will allow him to do his job better. However, he is quite squeamish about his latest assignment: traveling to the town of Sleepy Hollow, where there have been a series of murders involving people whose heads have been cut off. The locals believe it is the work of the legendary Headless Horseman. Ichabod does not believe this, but with the help of the fair Katrina Van Tassel and the young son of one of the victims, he uncovers some very interesting evidence that would suggest otherwise.

Written by
Tommy Peter


Constable Ichabod Crane of the New York police arrives in the small village of Sleepy Hollow in 1799 to solve a mystery of murders. With all the victims found with their heads missing, everybody in Sleepy Hollow is talking about the ghost of the "headless horseman" who is out in the woods seeking revenge for his murder many years ago. Crane, believing only in logic, refuses to believe the public's theory about the horseman and begins his investigations, only to find his faith shattered when he himself encounters the headless horseman. A magical tale of sense against myth.

Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos {makzax@hotmail.com}


After the head of a Hessian horseman is stolen, the horseman returns from hell to take the heads of the people of Sleepy Hallow until its own is returned. Constable Ichabod Crane is called in to investigate three murders. Through his investigation he learns of the legend of the Headless Horseman, but he doesn't believe that the stories are true...until the horseman takes off the head of one of the elders right in front of his very eyes. Now he must race to find out the origins of the horseman in order to send him back to his grave for good. But the question remains...if the head was stolen once, how safe is it?

Written by
thexotherxchris
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Title Schmalspurganoven
Original Title Small Time Crooks
Number 186
Year 2000
Director Woody Allen
Rating 7
Runtime 94
Country USA
Genre Comedy | Crime
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Woody Allen as Ray
Carolyn Saxon as Candy Salesperson
Tracey Ullman as Frenchy
Michael Rapaport as Denny
Tony Darrow as Tommy
Sam Josepher as Real Estate Agent
Jon Lovitz as Benny
Lawrence Howard Levy as Dynamite Dealer (as Lawrence Levy)
Diane Bradley as Cookie Store Customer
Crystal Field as Cookie Store Customer
Cindy Carver as Cookie Store Customer
Ray Garvey as Cookie Store Customer
Bill Gerber as Cookie Store Customer
Olivia Hayman as Cookie Store Customer
Laurine Towler as Cookie Store Customer
Fanda Nikic as Cookie Store Customer
Brian Markinson as Cop
Elaine May as May
Dana Tyler as TV News Reporter
Steve Kroft as Himself
Brian McConnachie as Paul Milton
Ricardo Bertoni as Winklers' Butler
Isaac Mizrahi as Winklers' Chef
Kristine Nielsen as Emily Bailey
Larry Pine as Charles Bailey
Hugh Grant as David
Julie Lund as Linda Rhinelander
Teri Black as Winkler Party Guest
John Doumanian as Winkler Party Guest
Phyllis Burdoe as Winkler Party Guest
Maurice Sonnenberg as Garth Steinway
Richard Mawe as Anthony Gwynne
Karla Wolfangle as Modern Dance Performer
Rob Besserer as Modern Dance Performer
Frank Wood as Oliver
Ruth Laredo as Concert Pianist
Julie Halston as Concert Party Guest
Anthony Sinopoli as Frenchy's Chauffeur
Jesse Levy as Church Cellist
Josephine Calabrese as Churchgoer
Cindy Wilks as Churchgoer
Trevor Moran as Churchgoer
Peter McRobbie as Frenchy's Lawyer
Douglas McGrath as Frenchy's Lawyer
Elaine Stritch as Chi Chi Potter
Howard Erskine as Langston Potter
Christine Pipgras as Potter Party Guest
Nick Garfinkle as Potter Party Guest
Kenneth Edelson as Potter Party Guest
Ira Wheeler as Potter Party Guest
William Hill as Potter Party Guest
Ramsey Faragallah as Potter's Waiter
Scotty Bloch as Edgar's Wife
George Grizzard as George Blint
Marvin Chatinover as Dr. Henske rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alva Chinn as Potter Party Guest (uncredited)
Evelyn Iocolano as Waitress (uncredited)
Plot A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success. full summary | add synopsis



Dishwasher and small-fry criminal Ray hits on a plan with his partners in crime to re-open a local pizza place and dig through to the bank down the street. As his wife can't cook pizza but does great cookies, that's what they sell. While the no-hope tunnellers get lost underground, the cookie operation really takes off and the team find themselves rich business people. But the other local money isn't quite ready to accept them.

Written by
Jeremy Perkins {jwp@aber.ac.uk}


Ray Winkler is a "small time crook" with big dreams. Recruiting his wife and some fellow bumblers, he leaves his job as a dishwasher to open a cookie store next to a bank. And while his wife operates the cookie store, he and his cohorts work in the basement on breaking into the bank. Wealth comes from an unexpected direction, helping fulfill his dreams. But there is an ancient curse about getting everything you wish for.

Written by
Greg Bulmash {greg@imdb.com}
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Title Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee
Original Title Smilla's Sense of Snow
Number 251
Year 1997
Director Bille August
Rating 6
Runtime 121
Country Denmark | Germany | Sweden
Genre Action | Drama | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Ona Fletcher as Inuit Hunter
Julia Ormond as Smilla Jasperson
Agga Olsen as Juliane Christiansen
Patrick Field as Policeman
Matthew Marsh as Detective
Gabriel Byrne as The Mechanic
Jim Broadbent as Dr. Lagermann
Tom Wilkinson as Prof. Loyen
Charlotte Bradley as Mrs. Lagermann
Richard Harris as Dr. Andreas Tork
Charles Lewsen as Pastor (as Charles Lewson)
Robert Loggia as Moritz Jasperson
Emma Croft as Benja
Bob Peck as Ravn
Ann Queensberry as Mrs. Schou
Vanessa Redgrave as Elsa Lübing
David Hayman as Telling
Ida Julie Andersen as Smilla as a child
Maliinannguaq Markussen-Molgard as Smilla's mother (as Maliinannguaq Markussen-Mølgård)
Alvin Ing as Licht
Peter Capaldi as Birgo Lander
Mario Adorf as Capt. Sigmund Lukas
Jürgen Vogel as Nils Jakkelsen
Erik Holmey as Hansen
Peter Gantzler as Maurice
Lars Brygmann as Verlaine
Clipper Miano as Isaiah Christiansen rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lars Bjarke as Gangster (uncredited)
Plot Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof...



Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof. Smilla Jasperson, a close friend who lives in the same house begins to suspect murder because she knows that the boy was afraid of heights and would not have played on the roof. As she begins to investigate, she is pulled deeper and deeper into a conspiracy that could very well mean her death.

Written by
Harald Mayr {marvin@bike.augusta.de}


Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is a 37 years old woman of Eskimo origin, who is living in Copenhagen. She is unmarried, unadapted, childless and irascible. One day her friend - 6 years old Esajas - falls down from the roof and is killed in what seems an accident. But Smilla believes he has been killed. Highly ranked people try to 'convince' her not to interfere, but she does not listen to them and tries to solve the crime. Her sense of snow leads her into a mystery with roots far back in time...

Written by
Allan Simonsen {allans@daimi.aau.dk}


Smilla Jaspersen, a transplanted Greenlander, lives in Copenhagen. A young boy falls to his death from the roof of her apartment building; his death is ruled an accident, yet Smilla, an expert on ice and snow, can tell from his footprints that he was running from someone. Smilla begins her own investigation, forming an uneasy friendship (and perhaps a romance) with her neighbor, a mechanic. Smilla uncovers a trail of clues, leading her towards a secretive corporation that has made several mysterious expeditions to Greenland. What are they looking for? Were they somehow responsible for the boy's death? We'll find the answer on Gela Alta, a frozen island off Greenland's western coast.

Written by
Marty Cassady {martyc@bev.net}


When a young boy from Greenland falls from the top of the house Smilla Jorgensen lives in, she suspects that this was no accident. She gets in trouble with the government and police when she tries to dig deeper in what seems to be a big case...

Written by
Thomas Meyer {i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de}
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Title Snatch.
Original Title Snatch.
Number 199
Year 2000
Director Guy Ritchie
Rating 8
Runtime 104
Country UK | USA
Genre Comedy | Crime | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Ade as Tyrone
William Beck as Neil
Andy Beckwith as Errol
Ewen Bremner as Mullet
Jason Buckham as Gary
Mickey Cantwell as Liam
Nicola Collins as Alex (as Nikki Collins)
Teena Collins as Susi
Charles Cork as MC
James Cunningham as Horrible Man
Sorcha Cusack as Mum O'Neil
Mickey Dee as Jack The All Seeing Eye
Benicio Del Toro as Franky Four Fingers
Sam Douglas as Rosebud
Dennis Farina as Avi
Jason Flemyng as Darren
Adam Fogerty as Gorgeous George
Alan Ford as Brick Top
Robbie Gee as Vinny
Goldie as Bad Boy Lincoln
Stephen Graham as Tommy
Sid Hoare as Reuben
Ronald Isaac as Referee
Lennie James as Sol
Vinnie Jones as Bullet Tooth Tony
Chuck Julian as Michael
Dave Legeno as John
Eric Meyers as Avi's Colleague
Jason Ninh Cao as Charlie
Paul O'Boyle as Patrick
Brad Pitt as Mickey O'Neil
Mike Reid as Doug The Head
Jimmy Roussounis as Paulie
Sidney Sedin as Pauline
Rade Serbedzija as Boris The Blade (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Jason Statham as Turkish
Trevor Steedman as Bomber Harris
Yuri Stepanov as Himy
Peter Szakacs as Sausage Charlie
John Taheny as Salt Peter
Mick Theo as Mad Fist Willy
Andy Till as John The Gun
Velibor Topic as The Russian
Scott Welch as Horace 'Good Night' Anderson
Michael Hughes as Gypsy Man
Liam McMahon as Gypsy Man
Jim Warren as Gypsy Man
Austin Drage as Gypsy Kid
Liam Donaghy as Gypsy Kid
Joe Williams as Gypsy Kid
John Farnell as Brick Top's Henchman
Shaun Pearson as Brick Top's Henchman
Dean Smith as Brick Top's Henchman
Roy Snell as Brick Top's Henchman
Tim Faraday as Policeman
Andrew Shield as Policeman rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Batchelor as Waterboy (uncredited)
Sol Campbell as Bouncer (uncredited)
Elwin 'Chopper' David as Boxer (uncredited)
Tom Delmar as Thug with head crushed in door (uncredited)
Christopher Fosh as Bricktop's Henchman (uncredited)
Guy Ritchie as Man Reading Newspaper (uncredited)
Peter Rnic as Irish traveller (uncredited)
Andy Skinner as Mickey O'Neil Boxing Corner (uncredited)
Tony Tang as Patrick (uncredited)
Plot Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. full summary | add synopsis



Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets the shit kicked out of him by Pitt, a 'pikey' ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Pitt not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Whilst all this is going on, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including 'Cousin Avi', 'Boris The Blade', 'Franky Four Fingers' and 'Bullet Tooth Tony'. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the damned dog!

Written by
Filmtwob {webmaster@filmfreak.co.za}


Turkish, an unlicenced boxing promoter is pulled into trouble when he becomes involved in big time criminal Brick Top, who wants him to arrange a fight and fix it. Meanwhile, a diamond theft goes down but the 84 karat stone goes missing. This leads Avi, the boss who was supposed to receive the stone, to come to England to search for it, with the help of his cousin, Doug The Head and Bullet Tooth Tony. As events twist and turn, the two situations blend into one with a chain reaction of events carrying on for each and every character.

Written by
~^Æ~§íX~^Æ~


A diamond of prodigious size is stolen from Antwerp by an American thief. En route back to New York, he takes a slight detour in London, at the suggestion of a treacherous partner, who sets the thief (Franky Four Fingers) up with his cousin, Boris. Boris hires incompetent thieves to retrieve the diamond from a bookies, where FFF went to place a bet. The bookies belongs to Brick Top, a local underworld kingpin who runs illegal fights. In his fights, a fighter is being staged by two boxing promoters, Turkish and his partner Tommy. Turkish decides to improve his office a little bit, and sends Tommy to a gypsy campsite to buy a caravan. The boxer, Gorgeous George, is knocked out at the campsite, and Turkish decides to replace the boxer with Mickey, the gypsy leader. After Brick Top's bookies are robbed, Boris double-crosses the two incompetents, and kills FFF. Franky's boss comes to London for the sake of the diamond, and this is the final event which sets off a chain of events and characters involving wild gypsies, phenomenally stupid thugs, hapless boxing promoters, immortal Russian arms dealers and... a stray dog.

Written by
Kullervo
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Title Sonnenallee
Original Title Sonnenallee
Number 256
Year 1999
Director Leander Haußmann
Rating 7
Runtime 101
Country Germany
Genre Comedy | Romance
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Alexander Scheer as Michael 'Micha' Ehrenreich
Alexander Beyer as Mario
Katharina Thalbach as Mutter Ehrenreich
Teresa Weißbach as Miriam Sommer
Detlev Buck as ABV
Henry Hübchen as Vater Ehrenreich
Ignaz Kirchner as Onkel Heinz
Robert Stadlober as Wuschel
Annika Kuhl as Sabine
Elena Meißner as Sabrina
Horst Lebinsky as Grenzer
Martin Moeller as Kosscke
Patrick Güldenberg as Appel
David Müller as Brötchen
Margit Carstensen as Direktorin
Minh-Khai Phan-Thi as Gast aus Vietnam (as Minh Khai Phan-Thi)
Sabine Orléans as Pionierleiterin
Steffi Kühnert as FDJ Funktionärin
Uwe Dag Berlin as Schallplattendealer
Waldemar Kobus as Samson
Thorsten Ranft as Olaf (aus / from Dresden)
Steffen Scheumann as Udo (aus / from Dresden) (as Steffen Schult)
Christine Harbort as Gemüsefrau Raschke
Ezard Haußmann as Mann bei Direktorin
Claudia Fritzsche as Moppel
Susanne Kaps as Girl at Party
Benno Frevert as Bruder von Miriam
Hans-Uwe Bauer as Stasinachbar
Winfried Glatzeder as Paul / Neighbour of Miriam
Matthias Matschke as Sabines Georg
Michael Maertens as Sabines Ralf Roland
Andreas Pietschmann as Scheich von Berlin
Us Conradi
Erdmann von Garnier
Susann-Maria Hempel as Weibliche Petze (as Susann Maria Hempel)
Michael Klobe as Grenzer (Zoll)
Alexander von Maravic
Samir Osman as Sabines Geistlicher
Robert Alan Packard
Paul Faßnacht as Grenzsoldat
Jonathan Meese rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johanna Penski
Samuel Maxim Benke as Kind (uncredited)
Christian Blietz as Grenzgänger (uncredited)
Leander Haußmann as Betrunkener (uncredited)
Traute Höss as Miriams Mutter (uncredited)
Lena Lauzemis as Girl at Party (uncredited)
Plot A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to...



A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The antics of these kids, their families, of the "West German" friends and relatives who come to visit, and of the East German border guards, all serve to illustrate the absurdity of everyday life on the Sonnenallee, and therefore throughout the former East Germany.

Written by
GMeleJr
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Title Soylent Green
Original Title Soylent Green
Number 1
Year 1973
Director Richard Fleischer
Rating 7
Runtime 97
Country USA
Genre Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Charlton Heston as Thorn
Leigh Taylor-Young as Shirl
Chuck Connors as Tab
Joseph Cotten as Simonson
Brock Peters as Hatcher
Paula Kelly as Martha
Edward G. Robinson as Sol Roth
Stephen Young as Gilbert
Mike Henry as Kulozik
Lincoln Kilpatrick as The Priest
Roy Jenson as Donovan
Leonard Stone as Charles
Whit Bissell as Santini
Celia Lovsky as The Exchange Leader
Dick Van Patten as Usher #1
Morgan Farley as Book #1
John Barclay as Book #2
Belle Mitchell as Book #3
Cyril Delevanti as Book #4
Forrest Wood as Attendant
Faith Quabius as Attendant
Jane Dulo as Mrs. Santini
Tim Herbert as Brady
John Dennis as Wagner
Jan Bradley as Bandana Woman
Carlos Romero as New Tenant
Pat Houtchens as Fat Guard
Joyce Williams as The Furniture Girls
Erica Hagen as The Furniture Girls
Beverly Gill as The Furniture Girls
Suesie Eejima as The Furniture Girls
Cheri Howell as The Furniture Girls
Kathy Silva as The Furniture Girls
Jennifer King as The Furniture Girls
Marion Charles as The Furniture Girls rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Ito as Shoe Seller (uncredited)
Ida Mae McKenzie as Woman Calling for Revolution (uncredited)
Richard Sterne as TV Announcer (uncredited)
Plot In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff. full summary | full synopsis



A tale of Earth in despair in 2022. Natural food like fruits, vegetables, and meat among others are now extinct. Earth is overpopulated and New York City has 40 million starving, poverty stricken people. The only way they survive is with water rations and eating a mysterious food called Soylent. A detective investigates the murder of the president of the Soylent company. The truth he uncovers is more disturbing than the Earth in turmoil when he learns the secret ingredient of Soylent Green.

Written by
Mystic80


In the year 2022, earth's face has completely changed. New York's population, for example, has grown to 40 million mouths to feed. The greenhouse effect has risen the temperature into nearly unbearable regions, and the people are kept in the cities by law. The rich live in separated luxury apartments (with women as part of the rented furniture) but also experience the lack of natural food. Strawberries are at $150 for a glass of them. Police Detective Thorn investigates a strange murdering case of an official from the Soylent corporation, which feeds the masses with a palette of their creations: Soylent red, yellow, or, even more nutritious, green.

Written by
Julian Reischl {julianreischl@mac.com}


The year is 2022. New York City has become overpopulated with 40 million people and pollution has caused the temperature to be risen and all natural resources have been destroyed, leaving 40 million people starving. The Soylent Company has create a new food product, Soylent Green. In the overpopulated and polluted New York City, police detective Thorn is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of an corporate official of the Soylent company, William R. Simonson. Thorn's investigation into Simonson's murder leads him to uncover a conspiracy in the Soylant company and the Soylent Green food product itself, where Thorn uncovers the horrible truth about Soylent Green.

Written by
Daniel Williamson


In the year 2022, overpopulation and the greenhouse effect have made life extremely difficult for the majority of people. The population of New York City is 40 million and the constant heat is unbearable. The city's infrastructure has broken down. Water is rationed and fresh food is virtually non-existent. Rather, most of the population live on soylent green, made from ocean vegetation and formed into tasteless green wafers. In this environment Detective Robert Thorn is assigned to investigate the death of William Simonson who was ultra-rich and didn't suffer any of life's hardships. He was killed with a blow to the head and it was all made to look like an interrupted break-in but Thorn is convinced early on that it was an assassination. Thorn learns that Simonson was a member of the Board of the Soylent Corporation but had recently become sad and morose. What, Thorn wonders would make such a rich man unhappy.

Written by
garykmcd
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Title Spartacus
Original Title Spartacus
Number 257
Year 1960
Director Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Mann
Rating 8
Runtime 184
Country USA
Genre Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | Romance
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Kirk Douglas as Spartacus
Laurence Olivier as Marcus Licinius Crassus
Jean Simmons as Varinia
Charles Laughton as Sempronius Gracchus
Peter Ustinov as Lentulus Batiatus
John Gavin as Julius Caesar
Nina Foch as Helena Glabrus
John Ireland as Crixus
Herbert Lom as Tigranes Levantus
John Dall as Marcus Publius Glabrus
Charles McGraw as Marcellus
Joanna Barnes as Claudia Marius
Harold J. Stone as David
Woody Strode as Draba
Peter Brocco as Ramon
Paul Lambert as Gannicus
Robert J. Wilke as Guard captain
Nick Dennis as Dionysius (as Nicholas Dennis)
John Hoyt as Caius
Frederick Worlock as Laelius (as Frederic Worlock)
Tony Curtis as Antoninus rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Batanides as Legionnaire (uncredited)
Bill Blackburn as Prisoner (uncredited)
Buff Brady as Soldier (uncredited)
Rudy Bukich as Gladiator (uncredited)
Bob Burns as Pirate (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns as Fimbria (uncredited)
Joe Canutt as Soldier (uncredited)
Tap Canutt as Soldier (uncredited)
Al Carmichael as Gladiator (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney as Soldier (uncredited)
Dick Crockett as Guard (uncredited)
Carol Daniels as Christian girl (uncredited)
Ted de Corsia as Legionnaire (uncredited)
Terence de Marney as Majordomo (uncredited)
Johnny Duncan as Beheaded man (uncredited)
Roy Engel as (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth as (uncredited)
Charlotte Fletcher as Mother with Child (uncredited)
Robert Fuller as Extra (uncredited)
Seamon Glass as Pirate (uncredited)
Joe Gold as Soldier (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin as Slave (uncredited)
Sol Gorss as Slave leader (uncredited)
James Griffith as Otho (uncredited)
Brad Harris as Gladiator (uncredited)
Harry Harvey Jr. as Slave (uncredited)
Joe Haworth as Marius (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward as Soldier (uncredited)
Vinton Hayworth as Metallius (uncredited)
Hallene Hill as Beggar woman (uncredited)
Charles Horvath as Slave leader (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy as Soldier (uncredited)
Jil Jarmyn as Julia (uncredited)
Valley Keene as Soldier (uncredited)
George Kennedy as Rebel soldier (uncredited)
Aron Kincaid as Crassus' standard-bearer (uncredited)
Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski as Soldier (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger as Pirate (uncredited)
Carey Loftin as Guard (uncredited)
Dayton Lummis as Symmachus (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons as Soldier (uncredited)
Gordon Mitchell as (uncredited)
Bob Morgan as Galeno (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan as Bit part (uncredited)
Eddie Parker as Slave (uncredited)
Harvey Parry as Guard (uncredited)
Regis Parton as Gladiator (uncredited)
Leonard Penn as Garrison officer (uncredited)
Gil Perkins as Slave leader (uncredited)
Vic Perrin as Narrator (uncredited)
Bill Raisch as Soldier Whose Arm is Hacked Off (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson as Slave (uncredited)
George Robotham as Pirate (uncredited)
Autumn Russell as Slave girl (uncredited)
Russell Saunders as Soldier (uncredited)
Charles Schaeffer as Soldier (uncredited)
Jim Sears as Gladiator (uncredited)
Tom Steele as Gladiator (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson as Legionnaire (uncredited)
Jo Summers as Slave girl (uncredited)
Ken Terrell as Bit part (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel as Trainer (uncredited)
Louise Vincent as Slave at Gracchus' home (uncredited)
Carleton Young as Herald (uncredited)
Plot The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. full summary | full synopsis



The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.

Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher {rocher@fiberbit.net}


Spartacus, a Thracian slave, refuses to allow himself to become the animal the Roman civilization would have him be. His love for Varinia, a slave girl, coupled with his revulsion at the crushing treatment and callous murders of his fellow slaves, ignite in his breast a passion for freedom. They escape and are joined by more runaways, and swell to become a vast army. Contrasted with their impassioned plans for open rebellion are the cool, calculating minds of their Roman adversaries Crassus, Grachus and Batiatus. To Rome, a poorly equipped army of slaves are no more threatening than the invasion of insects which attack the city during the hot, humid seasons. The slaves' cries for freedom and their challenge will be but a more diversion from the musty affairs of state. And so, in a chilling engagement, the superior military might of Rome proceeds to crush the army of Spartacus.

Written by
filmfactsman
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Title Spun
Original Title Spun
Number 267
Year 2002
Director Jonas Åkerlund
Rating 7
Runtime 101
Country USA
Genre Comedy | Crime | Drama
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Jason Schwartzman as Ross
Mickey Rourke as The Cook
Brittany Murphy as Nikki
John Leguizamo as Spider Mike
Patrick Fugit as Frisbee
Mena Suvari as Cookie
Chloe Hunter as April Love
Elisa Bocanegra as Giggles
Julia Mendoza as La Sadgirl
China Chow as Escort
Nicholas Gonzalez as Angel
Deborah Harry as Neighbor
Josh Peck as Fat Boy
Charlotte Ayanna as Amy
Eric Roberts as The Man
Larry Drake as Dr. K
Rob Halford as Pornclerk
Peter Stormare as Mullet Cop
Alexis Arquette as Moustache Cop
Jorge Cottini as Doorman
Annie O'Donnell as Vet Receptionist
Ericka Lesa as Cocktail Waitress
Billy Corgan as Doctor
Tony Kaye as Emcee
Ron Jeremy as Bartender
Thomas Knickerbocker as Jail Cop (as Tom Knickerbocker)
Lisa Brounstein as Frisbee's Mother
Marji Martin as Truck Stop Clerk rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianni Biasetti as News reporter (uncredited)
Plot An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice's creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow). | full synopsis
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Title Der Spion der mich liebte
Original Title Spy Who Loved Me, The
Number 46
Year 1977
Director Lewis Gilbert
Rating 7
Runtime 125
Country UK
Genre Action | Adventure | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 1
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Volume
Cast Roger Moore as James Bond
Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova
Curd Jürgens as Karl Stromberg (as Curt Jurgens)
Richard Kiel as Jaws
Caroline Munro as Naomi
Walter Gotell as General Anatol Gogol
Geoffrey Keen as Sir Frederick Gray
Bernard Lee as 'M'
George Baker as Captain Benson
Michael Billington as Sergei Barsov
Olga Bisera as Felicca
Desmond Llewelyn as Q
Edward de Souza as Sheikh Hosein (as Edward De Souza)
Vernon Dobtcheff as Max Kalba
Valerie Leon as Hotel Receptionist
Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
Sydney Tafler as Liparus Captain
Nadim Sawalha as Aziz Fekkesh
Sue Vanner as Log Cabin Girl
Eva Reuber-Staier as Rubelvitch (as Eva Rueber-Staier)
Robert Brown as Admiral Hargreaves
Marilyn Galsworthy as Stromberg's Assistant
Milton Reid as Sandor
Cyril Shaps as Dr. Bechmann
Milo Sperber as Prof. Markovitz
Albert Moses as Barman
Rafiq Anwar as Cairo Club Waiter
Felicity York as Arab Beauty
Dawn Rodrigues as Arab Beauty
Anika Pavel as Arab Beauty
Jill Goodall as Arab Beauty
Shane Rimmer as Commander Carter
Bob Sherman as USS Wayne Crewman
Doyle Richmond as USS Wayne Crewman
Murray Salem as USS Wayne Crewman
John Truscott as USS Wayne Crewman
Peter Whitman as USS Wayne Crewman
Ray Hassett as USS Wayne Crewman
Vincent Marzello as USS Wayne Crewman
Nicholas Campbell as USS Wayne Crewman
Ray Evans as USS Wayne Crewman
Anthony Forrest as USS Wayne Crewman
Garrick Hagon as USS Wayne Crewman
Ray Jewers as USS Wayne Crewman
George Mallaby as USS Wayne Crewman
Christopher Muncke as USS Wayne Crewman
Anthony Pullen Shaw as USS Wayne Crewman (as Anthony Pullen)
Robert Sheedy as USS Wayne Crewman
Don Staiton as USS Wayne Crewman
Eric Stine as USS Wayne Crewman
Stephen Temperley as USS Wayne Crewman
Dean Warwick as USS Wayne Crewman
Bryan Marshall as Commander Talbot
Michael Howarth as HMS Ranger Crewman
Kim Fortune as HMS Ranger Crewman
Barry Andrews as HMS Ranger Crewman
Kevin McNally as HMS Ranger Crewman
Jeremy Bulloch as HMS Ranger Crewman
Sean Bury as HMS Ranger Crewman
John Sarbutt as HMS Ranger Crewman
David Auker as HMS Ranger Crewman
Dennis Blanch as HMS Ranger Crewman
Keith Buckley as HMS Ranger Crewman
Jonathan Bury as HMS Ranger Crewman
Nick Ellsworth as HMS Ranger Crewman
Tom Gerrard as HMS Ranger Crewman
Kazik Michalski as HMS Ranger Crewman
Keith Morris as HMS Ranger Crewman
John Salthouse as HMS Ranger Crewman
George Roubicek as Stromberg One Captain
Lenny Rabin as Liparus Crewman
Irvin Allen as Stromberg One Crewman
Yashaw Adem as Stromberg One Crewman (as Yasher Adem)
Peter Ensor as Stromberg One Crewman rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Alon as Russian Sub Crewman (uncredited)
Paul Bannon as Sub Mariner (uncredited)
Jack Cooper as Cortina Gunman #1 (uncredited)
Jeremy Coote as Guard in Submarine Pen (uncredited)
Brian Gwaspari as Tanker Crewman (uncredited)
George Leech as Cortina Gunman #2 (uncredited)
Ralph Morse as Skier (uncredited)
Bob Simmons as KGB Thug #2 (uncredited)
Victor Tourjansky as Man with Bottle (uncredited)
Chris Webb as KGB Thug #1 (uncredited)
Jeremy Wilkin as Captain Forsyth (uncredited)
Michael G. Wilson as Man in the Audience at the Pyramid Theatre (uncredited)
Plot James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. full summary | add synopsis



James Bond is back again and his new mission is to find out how a Royal Navy Polaris submarine holding sixteen nuclear warheads simply disappear whilst on patrol. Bond joins Major Anya Amasova and takes on a a web handed mastermind, known as Karl Stromberg, as well as his henchman Jaw, who contains a mouth of metal teeth. Bond must track down the locations of the missing submarine before the warheads are fired.

Written by
simon


The British discover that someone has perfected a way of tracking submerged submarines and is offering the technology to the highest bidder. An international crisis breaks when a Royal Navy Polaris submarine equipped with sixteen nuclear warheads disappears while on patrol. The British send agent James Bond to secure the tracking device and locate the missing vessel before its missiles are launched at the West.

Written by
Dave Jenkins {david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk}


A shipping magnate, Karl Stromberg, has employed two brilliant scientists to develop a submarine tracking system. Once it is finished, he assures them of multimillion-dollar payouts to their Swiss bank accounts, but not before ruthlessly murdering his young assistant by dumping her into a tank inhabited by a man-eating tiger shark. Shortly afterward, British & Soviet submarines vanish while on routine moves, and Bond is called into action. Also called to duty is his Soviet counterpart, Major Anya Amasova. Though they are initially working against each other, the British Secret Service & KGB begin to work together to find the microfilm contains the tracking system. Bond & Anya must deal with Stromberg's goons who have been ordered to eliminate anyone who comes into contact with the microfilm. One of these is Jaws, a 7' towering Goliath with metal teeth. When a U.S. submarine is also hijacked, Bond & Anya must move quickly to avert World War 3, which Stromberg is hoping to start...

Written by
Derek O'Cain


Both the British and Russians are amazed when a submarine from each country disappears and the only link is a microfilm detailing the movements of the British submarine meaning that somehow a submarine can be tracked via it's "wake". The British sends agent James Bond and the Russians send Major Anya Amasova, otherwise known as "Triple-X". After first fighting against each other over the microfilm, the two agents are ordered to work together against the real enemy, mad shipping billionaire Carl Stromberg who plans to use the submarines to destroy the world via nuclear missiles so that any survivors are forced to live in Stromberg's dream world beneath the sea. However James must also defend himself against Anya as she finds out that James had killed her lover on a previous mission...

Written by
Lee Horton {Leeh@tcp.co.uk}


When a massive underwater craft abducts U.S. and Russian submarines, global tensions are heightened to the brink of war. In order to find the true culprit, James Bond joins forces with beautiful Russian secret agent Anya Amasaova. Together they follow a trail that leads to Karl Stromberg, a powerful shipping magnate who is implementing a horrific scheme for world domination. Bond struggles to foil the plot, but Stromberg has provided him with the most lethal adversary: Jaws, a seemingly indestructible steel-toothed giant. Agent 007's adventure takes him to the Egyptian pyramids, under the sea and to a mountaintop ski chase that builds to one of the most amazing stunts ever filmed.

Written by
Robert Lynch {docrlynch@yahoo.com}
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Title Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Original Title Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Number 196
Year 1999
Director George Lucas
Rating 6
Runtime 133
Country USA
Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Media DVD
Discs 2
Collection
Volume
Cast Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman as Queen Padmé Amidala
Jake Lloyd as Anakin Skywalker
Pernilla August as Shmi Skywalker
Frank Oz as Yoda (voice)
Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine
Oliver Ford Davies as Gov. Sio Bibble
Ray Park as Darth Maul
Hugh Quarshie as Capt. Panaka
Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks (voice)
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Kenny Baker as R2-D2
Terence Stamp as Supreme Chancellor Valorum
Brian Blessed as Boss Nass (voice)
Andrew Secombe as Watto
Lewis Macleod as Sebulba (voice)
Steve Speirs as Capt. Tarpals
Silas Carson as Viceroy Nute Gunray / Ki-Adi-Mundi / Lott Dodd / Radiant VII Pilot
Ralph Brown as Ric Olié
Celia Imrie as Fighter Pilot Bravo 5
Benedict Taylor as Fighter Pilot Bravo 2
Karol Cristina da Silva as Rabé
Clarence Smith as Fighter Pilot Bravo 3
Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu
Dominic West as Palace guard
Liz Wilson as Eirtaé (as Friday 'Liz' Wilson)
Candice Orwell as Yané
Sofia Coppola as Saché
Keira Knightley as Sabé
Bronagh Gallagher as Radiant VII captain
John Fensom as TC-14
Greg Proops as Beed (voice)
Scott Capurro as Fode (voice)
Margaret Towner as Jira
Dhruv Chanchani as Kitster
Oliver Walpole as Seek
Katie Lucas as Amee (as Jenna Green)
Megan Udall as Melee
Hassani Shapi as Eeth Koth
Gin Clarke as Adi Gallia (as Gin)
Khan Bonfils as Saesee Tiin
Michelle Taylor as Yarael Poof
Michaela Cottrell as Even Piell
Dipika O'Neill Joti as Depa Billaba
Phil Eason as Yaddle
Mark Coulier as Aks Moe
Lindsay Duncan as TC-14 (voice)
Peter Serafinowicz as Darth Maul (voice)
James Taylor as Rune Haako (voice)
Chris Sanders as Daultay Dofine (voice)
Toby Longworth as Sen. Lott Dodd / Gragra (voice)
Marc Silk as Aks Moe (voice)
Amanda Lucas as Tey How / Diva Funquita (voice) (as Tyger) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Armitage as Naboo Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
Don Bies as Pod race mechanic (uncredited)
Trisha Biggar as Orn Free Taa's aide (uncredited)
Jerome Blake as Rune Haako / Mas Amedda / Oppo Rancisis / Orn Free Taa (uncredited)
Michonne Bourriague as Aurra Sing (uncredited)
Ben Burtt as Naboo Courier (uncredited)
Doug Chiang as Flag bearer (uncredited)
Rob Coleman as Pod race spectator in Jabba's Private Box (uncredited)
Roman Coppola as Senate guard (uncredited)
Matt Daniel-Baker as Naboo Foot Soldier (uncredited)
Russell Darling as Naboo Royal Security Guard (uncredited)
Warwick Davis as Wald / Pod race spectator / Mos Espa Citizen (uncredited)
C. Michael Easton as Pod race spectator (uncredited)
Ned Gorman as Naboo Citizen (uncredited)
Joss Gower as Naboo fighter pilot (uncredited)
Raymond Griffiths as GONK Droid (uncredited)
Nathan Hamill as Pod race spectator / Naboo palace guard (uncredited)
Tim Harrington as Naboo Security Guard (uncredited)
Jack Haye as Pod race spectator in Jabba's Private Box (uncredited)
Nifa Hindes as Ann Gella (uncredited)
Nishan Hindes as Tann Gella (uncredited)
Alexi Kaye Campbell as Naboo Guard (uncredited)
John Knoll as Lt. Rya Kirsch (Bravo 4) / Flag bearer (uncredited)
Kamay Lau as Sei Taria - Senators Aide (uncredited)
Dan Madsen as Kaadu handler (uncredited)
Iain McCaig as Orn Free Taa's aide (uncredited)
Rick McCallum as Naboo courier (uncredited)
Taylor Murphy as Battle Droid (uncredited)
Jeff Olson as Pod race spectator in Jabba's Private Box (uncredited)
Lorne Peterson as Mos Espa citizen (uncredited)
Alan Ruscoe as Plo Koon / Bib Foruna / Daultay Dofine (uncredited)
Steve Sansweet as Naboo courier (uncredited)
Mike Savva as Naboo Royal Guard (uncredited)
Christian J. Simpson as Lt. Gavyn Sykes - Bravo 6 (uncredited)
Paul Martin Smith as Naboo courier (uncredited)
Scott Squires as Naboo speeder driver (uncredited)
Tom Sylla as Battle Droid (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Tlusty as Chokk, Jabba's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Danny Wagner as Mawhonic (uncredited)
Matthew Wood as Bib Fortuna / Ody Mandrell (uncredited) (voice)
Plot The evil Trade Federation, led by Nute Gunray is planning to take over the peaceful world of Naboo....



The evil Trade Federation, led by Nute Gunray is planning to take over the peaceful world of Naboo. Jedi's Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to confront the leaders. But not everything goes to plan. The two Jedis escape, and along with their new Gungan friend, Jar Jar Binks head to Naboo to warn Queen Amidala, but droids have already started to capture Naboo and the Queen is not safe there. Eventually they land on Tatooine, where they become friends with a young boy known as Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon is curious about the boy, and sees a bright future for him. The group must now find a way of getting to Coruscant and to finally solve this trade dispute, but there is someone else hiding in the shadows. Are the sith really extinct? Is the Queen who she really says she is? and what's so special about this young boy?

Written by
simon


When the evil Trade Federation plots to take over the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi warrior Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi embark on an amazing adventure to save the planet. With them on their journey is the young queen Amidala, Gungan outcast JarJar Binks, and the powerful Captain Panaka, who will all travel to the faraway planets of Tatooine and Coruscant in a futile attempt to save their world from Darth Sidious, leader of the Trade Federation, and Darth Maul, the strongest Dark Lord of the Sith to ever wield a lightsaber.

Written by
Anchorhead {skywalker@n2space.com}


As imminent conflict brews between the powerful Trade Federation and the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi travel to Naboo to warn the Queen of the galactic fallout which is to follow. Eventually, Naboo is invaded forcing the Jedis to evacuate the planet with the Queen and her court. They travel to the desert planet of Tatooine where they meet a slave boy called Anakin Skywalker who is evidently one with the Force. They enlist his help in fighting the war, while the Jedis confront one of the Dark Jedis behind the invasion, Darth Maul, while his master Darth Sidious continues to lead the invasion as a "phantom" behind the scenes.

Written by
Matthew McQuillan {mjment@hotmail.com}


It is a distant galaxy eons before the gestation of the planet Earth. Advancements in technology and science have allowed the evolution of millions of worlds that are otherwise in many respects still primitive. These worlds are somewhat loosely allied into an intergalactic Republic, whose capital world is the planet Coruscant, a planetary city. Upholding order for the Republic are the Jedi, an order of warriors endowed with near-super power derived from self-generated fields of energy known collectively as The Force. Within the Republic, dissident worlds have banded into an alliance known as the Trade Federation, and the Trade Federation is locked in a dispute with the peaceful world of Naboo. Two Jedi knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and his youthful apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, have been sent to Naboo to help mediate an end to the dispute, but Nute Gunray, an alien viceroy, orders them to be killed, and the two Jedi discover upon their escape that the Trade Federation will launch an invasion of Naboo. With the help of a well-meaning but hopelessly subliterate alien native of Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan land on Naboo to rescue her ruler, Queen Amidala, a ruler whose rule is a mixture of monarchy and republican democracy. Escaping Naboo, they are attacked by a Federation base star and are forced to land on the distant planet Tatooine, where in seeking parts to complete their journey to Coruscant they encounter a young boy, Annikan Skywalker, a slave who possesses a gift for the savagely dangerous sport of podracing - a gift that Qui-Gon deduces is part of a genetic makeup perfect for the Jedi Order. Annikan eventually joins with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, and in the process attracts the attention of one of Queen Amidala's handmaidens with a dramatic secret, and all reach Coruscant, but endless and pointless debate within the Republic's Senate leave them no choice but to strike out on their own to liberate Naboo, a task made all the more difficult because a traitor within Coruscant has at his command a dissident Jedi warrior who seeks the death of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.

Written by
stp43
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Title Sweet and Lowdown
Original Title Sweet and Lowdown
Number 119
Year 1999
Director Woody Allen
Rating 7
Runtime 95
Country USA
Genre Comedy | Music
Media DVD
Discs 1
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Volume
Cast Woody Allen as Himself
Ben Duncan as Himself
Daniel Okrent as A.J. Pickman
Dan Moran as Boss
Tony Darrow as Ben
Chris Bauer as Ace - Pool Player
Sean Penn as Emmet Ray
Constance Shulman as Hazel - Hooker #1
Kellie Overbey as Iris - Hooker #2
Darryl Alan Reed as Don
Marc Damon Johnson as Omer
Ron C. Jones as Alvin (as Ron Cephas Jones)
Steve Bargonetti as Musician Friend
Benjamin Franklin Brown as Musician Friend
James Urbaniak as Harry
Vince Giordano as Bass Player #1
Emme Kemp as Jam Session Musician
Clark Gayton as Jam Session Musician
Marcus McLaurine as Jam Session Musician
Carolyn Saxon as Phyliss
Brian Markinson as Bill Shields
Drummond Erskine as First Hobo
Joe Ambrose as Second Hobo
Molly Price as Ann
Joseph Rigano as Stagehand (as Joe Rigano)
Denis O'Hare as Jake
Dennis Stein as Dick Ruth - Club Owner
Nat Hentoff as Himself
Katie Hamill as Mary
Samantha Morton as Hattie
Kaili Vernoff as Gracie
Carole Bayeux as Rita - Opium Party Hostess
Paula Parrish as Party Guest
Cory Solar as Party Guest
Lexi Egz as Party Guest
Yvette Mercedes as Party Guest
Peter Leung as Party Guest
John Waters as Mr. Haynes
William Addy as Master of Ceremonies
Dick Monday as Chester Weems
Mary Stout as Felicity Thomson - Amateur Singer
Dick Mingalone as Birdman
Mr. Spoons as Spoon Player
Carol Woods as Helen Minton
Josh Mowery as Movie Director
Fred Goehner as William Weston
Eddy Davis as Bass Player #2
Vincent Guastaferro as Sid Bishop
Ralph Pope as Panhandler
Douglas McGrath as Himself
Jerome Richardson as Club Musician
Earl P. McIntyre as Club Musician
James Williams as Club Musician
Frank Wess as Club Musician (as Frank Wellington Wess)
Al Bryant as Club Musician
Ray Garvey as Club Manager
Sally Placksin as Sally Jillian
Uma Thurman as Blanche
Lola Pashalinski as Blanche's Friend
Simon Wettenhall as Jam Session Musician
Orange Kellin as Jam Session Musician
Brooks Giles III as Jam Session Musician
Anthony LaPaglia as Al Torrio
Brad Garrett as Joe Bedloe
Alfred Sauchelli Jr. as Ned - Pool Player
Michael Peter Bolus as Lynch - Bar Room Friend (as Michael Bolus)
Mick O'Rourke as Holdup Man
John Patrick McLaughlin as Holdup Man (as John P. McLaughlin)
Chuck Lewkowicz as Police Officer
Rick Mowat as Flat Tire Man
Ted Wilkins as Gas Station Proprietor
Michael Sprague as Django Reinhardt
Gretchen Mol as Ellie rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Cowling as Musician Friend (uncredited)
Michael Criscuolo as Carnival Vendor (uncredited)
Stanley Crouch as Himself (uncredited)
Anna Damergis as Manicurist (uncredited)
Catherine Dudley as Eavesdropper (uncredited)
Kenneth Edelson as Party Guest (uncredited)
Alan Francis as Party Guest (uncredited)
Rick Hickman as Angry Townsman (uncredited)
Fiona Jones as Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Jon M. McDonnell as Music enthusiast (uncredited)
Trish McGettrick as Patron (uncredited)
Maria Ottavia as Mother and Family on Boardwalk (uncredited)
Adam Sietz as John (uncredited)
John H. Tobin as Bartender Serving Emmet (uncredited)
Plot In the 1930s, fictional jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute. full summary | add synopsis



A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world. We follow Ray's life: bouts of getting drunk, his bizzare hobbies of shooting rats and watching passing trains, his dreams of fame and fortune, his strange obsession with the better-known guitarist Django Reinhardt, and of course, playing his beautiful music.

Written by
Martin Lewison {mlewison@utk.edu}
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Title TRON
Original Title TRON
Number 8
Year 1982
Director Steven Lisberger
Rating 7
Runtime 96
Country USA | Taiwan
Genre Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Media DVD
Discs 2
Collection
Volume
Cast Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn / Clu
Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley / Tron
David Warner as Ed Dillinger / Sark / Master Control Program
Cindy Morgan as Lora / Yori
Barnard Hughes as Dr. Walter Gibbs / Dumont
Dan Shor as Ram / Popcorn Co-Worker
Peter Jurasik as Crom
Tony Stephano as Peter / Sark's Lieutenant
Craig Chudy as Warrior #1
Vince Deadrick Jr. as Warrior #2 (as Vince Deadrick)
Sam Schatz as Expert Disc Warrior
Jackson Bostwick as Head Guard
David S. Cass Sr. as Factory Guard (as Dave Cass)
Gerald Berns as Guard #1
Bob Neill as Guard #2
Ted White as Guard #3
Mark Stewart as Guard #4
Michael Sax as Guard #5
Tony Brubaker as Guard #6
Charlie Picerni as Tank Commander (as Charles Picerni)
Pierre Vuilleumier as Tank Gunner #1
Erik Cord as Tank Gunner #2
Loyd Catlett as Conscript #1 / Video Game Cowboy
Michael Dudikoff as Conscript #2 (as Michael J. Dudikoff II)
Richard Bruce Friedman as Video Game Player
Rick Feck as Boy in Video Game Arcade
John Kenworthy as Boy in Video Game Arcade rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Maren as (uncredited)
Plot A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. full summary | full synopsis



Hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn who is digitally broken down into a data stream by a villainous software pirate known as the Master Control and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the ultimate blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron to outmaneuver the Master Control program that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game.

Written by
Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}


Computer Classic, one of the first computer generated movies. A hacker is split into molecules and is transported into a computer. In this computer a mean program called Master Control behaves like a dictator. The hacker, who programmed a number of features of the environment he got into, teams up with a book keeping program and his girl-friend and together they try to replace Master Control with Tron. Tron is an honest safety system.

Written by
Ivo Kroone {ab2693@triton.heao.hsa.nl}


Kevin Flynn is a former employee of the software corporation ENCOM, now running a arcade. Flynn has been trying to hack into ENCOM's mainframe computer to find evidence that ENCOM's senior executive Ed Dillinger stole four video games he created. But Dillinger's supercomputer "Master Control Program" foils Flynn's efforts and dictates and controls most of the computer systems. One night, Flynn's former girlfriend Lora and her boyfriend, ace computer programmer Alan Bradley helps Flynn break into ENCOM to shut down the MCP with Alan's security program "TRON". But MCP uses Lora's matter transmission program and converts Flynn into data and sends him into the computer. Flynn finds himself in a electronic world ruled by the MCP and his evil chief henchman Sark, where computer programs are the alter-egos of their creators and are forced to compete in gladiatorial games. With help from Tron, a heroic and fearless security program and his lover, Yori, Flynn sets out destroy the MCP and help Tron liberate the system from the MCP's control, by destroying the MCP is Flynn's only way of returning to the real world.

Written by
Daniel Williamson


Tron is a high tech version of the Life of Christ. Inside the computer belief in the users is waning. The Master Control Program and his agent Sark are subjugating all programs to do their wishes instead of those of the users. Flynn, a user who wrote many of the programs, is incarnated into the computer where he meets TRON whose mission is to shut down the MCP.

Written by
Michael Draves {draves@gale.com}


Hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn is desperate to prove that the hottest videogames from ENCOM were stolen from him by a former co-worker, who is now a senior executive there. Flynn's efforts, however, are made fruitless by ENCOM's "Big Brother," the megalomaniacal Master Control Program. One night, the MCP catches Flynn in an attempted hack and pulls him into the virtual world. Flynn finds that the MCP is making life in the virtual world just as, if not more, miserable as in the real world. Flynn's only hope is to find TRON, a heroic independent system security program, and help him destroy the MCP to bring order to both worlds.

Written by
The Fox
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Title Tank Girl
Original Title Tank Girl
Number 215
Year 1995
Director Rachel Talalay
Rating 5
Runtime 104
Country USA
Genre Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Lori Petty as Tank Girl
Ice-T as T-Saint
Naomi Watts as Jet Girl
Don Harvey as Sgt. Small
Jeff Kober as Booga
Reg E. Cathey as Deetee
Scott Coffey as Donner
Malcolm McDowell as Kesslee
Stacy Linn Ramsower as Sam
Ann Cusack as Sub Girl
Brian Wimmer as Richard
Iggy Pop as Rat Face
Dawn Robinson as Model
Billy L. Sullivan as Max
James Hong as Che'tsai
Charles Lucia as Capt. Derouche
Harlan Clark as Additional Ripper
Doug Jones as Additional Ripper
Ata Scanlan as Additional Ripper
Alvarez Wortham as Additional Ripper
Roz Witt as Dr. Nikita
Brixton Karnes as Pilot
Will 'Nahkohe' Strickland as Razor Ray
Charles Robert Harden as Zack
Tom Noga as Foreman
Bojesse Christopher as Town
John David Bland as Trooper Wayne
Jo Farkas as Sand Hermit
Stanton Davis as Father
Jillian Balch as Mother
Richard Schiff as Trooper in Trench
Kane Picoy as Trooper #1
Troy Startoni as Jet Pilot
Beth DePatie as Prostitute
Clayton Landey as Guard at Front Entrance
Roger Bohman as Technician
Frank Walton as Trooper in Basement
Richard Scott Sarafian as Flyer Trooper
Aaron Kuhr as Trooper at Pump Hanger
Kelly Cousineau as Young Rebecca
Chief Gordon as Trooper
Kelly Kerby as Trooper
Jim Sullivan as Semi Driver
William A. Doyle as Dig Site Worker
Robert 'Rock' Galotti as Long Hair
Peer Ebbighausen as Flyer Pilot
Bruce Spaulding Fuller as Puppeteer
Shane Mahan as Puppeteer
Mark Maitre as Puppeteer
Alan Scott as Puppeteer
Aurorah Allain as Liquid Silver Dancer
Kristie J. Canavan as Liquid Silver Dancer
Anne Fletcher as Liquid Silver Dancer
Carla Garrido as Liquid Silver Dancer
Heather Hendricks as Liquid Silver Dancer
Carolyn Kusian as Liquid Silver Dancer
Letha M. Lamb as Liquid Silver Dancer
Larissa Lanoue as Liquid Silver Dancer
Holly Manville as Liquid Silver Dancer
Corey William May as Liquid Silver Dancer
Mary Ann Hermansen as Liquid Silver Dancer
Kristianne Reed as Liquid Silver Dancer
Lynette Ruiz as Liquid Silver Dancer
Ryoko Sawaishi as Liquid Silver Dancer
Joie Shettler as Liquid Silver Dancer
Wes Veldink as Liquid Silver Dancer
Dee Dee Weathers as Liquid Silver Dancer
Anacia Weiskittel as Liquid Silver Dancer
Nikki Whitfield as Liquid Silver Dancer
Kimberly Wolfe as Liquid Silver Dancer rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Welker as Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Kristen Fick as Model (uncredited)
Robert 'Roby' Hutchinson as Water Power Guard (uncredited)
Ann Magnuson as The Madam (uncredited)
Plot Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply. full summary | full synopsis



Tank Girl (Rebecca) and her friends are the only remaining citizens living in the wasteland that is Earth, where all the remaining water is controlled by Water and Power, the mega corporation/government that runs the territory. While incarcerated at W + P, Tank Girl and her new friend Jet Girl break out and steal... a tank and a jet. After meeting some mutant kangaroo/humans, and rescuing her little girl (adopted by her friends), the kangaroos and the girls kick Water and Powers' butt.

Written by
David Flaherty {flaherty@infohouse.com}


The plot revolves around the fact that Tank Girl and her rebel group are attacked by Water & Power, a powerful force that controls the remaining water on a dystopian Earth, led by Kesslee. A young girl named Sam is abducted and the story revolves around TG's quest to save her and seek vengeance against those who killed her crew with the help of Jet Girl, the rippers and Booga, who has a noticeably different personality than in the comics.

Written by
Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}
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Title Taxi
Original Title Taxi
Number 184
Year 1998
Director Gérard Pirès
Rating 7
Runtime 86
Country France
Genre Action | Comedy | Crime
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Samy Naceri as Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal as Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Marion Cotillard as Lilly Bertineau
Manuela Gourary as Camille Coutant-Kerbalec
Emma Wiklund as Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
Bernard Farcy as Commissaire Gibert
Georges Neri as Joe
Guy Quang as Pizza Joe Motorcyclist
Maurice Murcia as Pensioned Taxi Driver
Sabine Bail as Femme Préfecture
Dan Herzberg as Paulo
Sébastien Thiery as Driving Instructor
Eric Bérenger as Butcher
Philippe Du Janerand as Passenger to Airport
Christophe Fesquet as Flic Radar #1
Gérard Vantaggioli as Flic Radar #2
Edouard Montoute as Alain
Tara Römer as Collègue Emilien
Christian Mazucchini as Pilote Ringard #1
Guillaume Lanson as Pilote Ringard #2
Sébastien Pons as Akim
Malek Bechar as Rachid
Gérard Dubouche as Chauffeur Gibert
Richard Sammel as German Gangster #1
Niels Dubost as German Gangster #2
Franck Libert as German Gangster #3
Dominique Noé as Ministre
Pierre Brichese as Chauffeur
Stephan Chrisz as German Gangster #4
Paul Fructus as Krüger Bar Patron
Grégory Knop as Krüger
Denis Braccini as Chef Pompier
Bernard Destouches as Flic Barrage Valises
Emilio Martínez as Homme Nettoyeur Banque
Catherine Alias as Femme Nettoyeur Banque
Stéphane Algoud as Jimmy
Thierry Melia as Caissier Banque
Jérôme Leleu as Jean Bat
Jean-François Palaccio as Jeune Flic Mérris
Henri Masini as Vieux Flic Mérris
Jean-Baptiste Chaudoul as Flic Feu Rouge No. 13
Paul Silve as Préfet
Didier Gayral as Cas 1er Carton
Stéphane Eichenholc as Flic Radar #3
Plot In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true...



In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job.

Written by
Cyril Morcrette {cyril@ceci.mit.edu}
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Title Tenchi Muyô! The Daughter of Darkness
Original Title Tenchi Muyô! Manatsu no Eve
Number 152
Year 1998
Director Satoshi Kimura
Rating 7
Runtime 95
Country Japan
Genre Action | Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Masami Kikuchi as Tenchi Masaki
Ai Orikasa as Ryoko
Yumi Takada as Ayeka
Chisa Yokoyama as Sasami
Yûko Mizutani as Mihoshi
Yuri Amano as Kiyone
Yûko Kobayashi as Washu
Etsuko Kozakura as Ryo-Ohki
Takeshi Aono as Katsuhito & Nobuyuki Masaki
Junko Iwao as Mayuka
Yô Inoue as Yuzuha rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Petrea Burchard as Ryoko (voice)
Jennifer Darling as Aeka (voice)
Debi Derryberry as Ryo-Ohki (voice: English version)
Rebecca Forstadt as Mihoshi
Barbara Goodson as Yuzuha (voice)
Wendee Lee as Kiyone
Sherry Lynn as Kiyone / Sasami (voice)
Julie Maddalena as Mayuka (voice)
Matt K. Miller as Tenchi Masaki / Young Yosho (voice) (as Matthew K. Miller)
Bob Papenbrook as Kasuhito / Nobuyuki (voice)
K.T. Vogt as Teddy Bear / Washu (voice) (as K.T. Voght)
Plot One hot summer day, a young girl suddenly appears in front of Tenchi claming the he's her papa! Everyone wonders who the mother could be...



One hot summer day, a young girl suddenly appears in front of Tenchi claming the he's her papa! Everyone wonders who the mother could be, and this greatly upsets Ryoko, and she wants the new rival to leave. Lurking in the background, Yuzuha, the Demon of the World of Darkness, is about to get her revenge! So it begins, Tenchi must fight for his friends and Mayuka, daughter or not!

Written by
Dave Clark {qokie@computerpro.com}
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Title Die Rache der Pharaonen
Original Title Terror of the Mummy
Number 265
Year 1959
Director Terence Fisher
Rating 7
Runtime 88
Country UK
Genre Horror
Media DVD
Discs 1
Collection
Volume
Cast Peter Cushing as John Banning
Christopher Lee as Kharis, the Mummy
Yvonne Furneaux as Isobel Banning / Princess Ananka
Eddie Byrne as Inspector Mulrooney
Felix Aylmer as Stephen Banning
Raymond Huntley as Joseph Whemple
George Pastell as Mehemet Bey, Alias Mehemet Akir
Michael Ripper as Poacher
George Woodbridge as Police Constable
Harold Goodwin as Pat
Denis Shaw as Mike
Gerald Lawson as Irish Customer
Willoughby Gray as Dr. Reilly
John Stuart as Coroner
David Browning as Police Sergeant
Frank Sieman as Bill at the Red Lion
Stanley Meadows as James, Engerfield Attendant
Frank Singuineau as Head Porter rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Clarke as Priest (uncredited)
John Harrison as Priest (uncredited)
Frederick Rawlings as (uncredited)
Plot In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally...



In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later back in England a follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes the mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past.

Written by
Jeremy Perkins {jwp@aber.ac.uk}


Three British archeologists discover the grave of an important Egyptian female priest who has died about four millenia ago. But when they open it a bad curse falls on them for having woken up the mighty guard of the grave who was buried with the priest.

Written by
Volker Boehm


In 1895, a team of archaeologists uncover the tomb of Princess Ananka, an Egyptian high priestess. They are warned not to disturb the tomb but in doing so, inadvertently bring to life the mummy of Kharis, the high priest who loved the Princess. While in the tomb alone, something happens to frighten the leader of the expedition, Stephen Banning. Three years later an Egyptian, Mehemet Bey, transports the mummy to England to seek revenge against those who desecrated the Princess' tomb. It is left to Stephen Banning's son John to unravel the mystery and to protect his wife Isobel, who bears a striking resemblance to the Princess.

Written by
garykmcd