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The Bruce Willis Handbook - Everything you need to know about Bruce Willis

The Bruce Willis Handbook - Everything you need to know about Bruce Willis

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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense.

Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe Award-winning and four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000 after thirteen years of marriage.

This book is your ultimate resource for Bruce Willis. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away: The First Deadly Sin, The Verdict, A Guru Comes, Blind Date (1987 film), The Return of Bruno (film), Sunset (film), Die Hard, That's Adequate, In Country, Look Who's Talking, Die Hard 2, Look Who's Talking Too, The Bonfire of the Vanities (film), Mortal Thoughts, Hudson Hawk, Billy Bathgate (film), The Last Boy Scout, The Player, Death Becomes Her, Loaded Weapon 1, Striking Distance, North (film), Color of Night, Pulp Fiction (film), Nobody's Fool (1994 film), Die Hard with a Vengeance, Four Rooms, Twelve Monkeys, Last Man Standing (film), Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, The Fifth Element, The Jackal (1997 film), Mercury Rising, Armageddon (1998 film), The Siege, Breakfast of Champions (film), The Sixth Sense, The Story of Us, The Whole Nine Yards (film), Disney's The Kid (2000 film), Unbreakable (film), Bandits, Hart's War, Grand Champion, Tears of the Sun, Rugrats Go Wild, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Whole Ten Yards, Ocean's Twelve, Hostage (film), Sin City (film), Alpha Dog, 16 Blocks, Fast Food Nation (film), Lucky Number Slevin, Over the Hedge (film), The Astronaut Farmer, Perfect Stranger (film), Grindhouse (film), Nancy Drew (2007 film), Live Free or Die Hard, What Just Happened, Assassination of a High School President, Surrogates (film), Cop Out (2010 film), The Expendables (2010 film), Red (2010 film), Catch .44, The Cold Light of Day, Kane & Lynch (film), Looper (film)

Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense.

Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe Award-winning and four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000 after thirteen years of marriage.

This book is your ultimate resource for Bruce Willis. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away: The First Deadly Sin, The Verdict, A Guru Comes, Blind Date (1987 film), The Return of Bruno (film), Sunset (film), Die Hard, That's Adequate, In Country, Look Who's Talking, Die Hard 2, Look Who's Talking Too, The Bonfire of the Vanities (film), Mortal Thoughts, Hudson Hawk, Billy Bathgate (film), The Last Boy Scout, The Player, Death Becomes Her, Loaded Weapon 1, Striking Distance, North (film), Color of Night, Pulp Fiction (film), Nobody's Fool (1994 film), Die Hard with a Vengeance, Four Rooms, Twelve Monkeys, Last Man Standing (film), Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, The Fifth Element, The Jackal (1997 film), Mercury Rising, Armageddon (1998 film), The Siege, Breakfast of Champions (film), The Sixth Sense, The Story of Us, The Whole Nine Yards (film), Disney's The Kid (2000 film), Unbreakable (film), Bandits, Hart's War, Grand Champion, Tears of the Sun, Rugrats Go Wild, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Whole Ten Yards, Ocean's Twelve, Hostage (film), Sin City (film), Alpha Dog, 16 Blocks, Fast Food Nation (film), Lucky Number Slevin, Over the Hedge (film), The Astronaut Farmer, Perfect Stranger (film), Grindhouse (film), Nancy Drew (2007 film), Live Free or Die Hard, What Just Happened, Assassination of a High School President, Surrogates (film), Cop Out (2010 film), The Expendables (2010 film), Red (2010 film), Catch .44, The Cold Light of Day, Kane & Lynch (film), Looper (film)

Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.

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  • The First Deadly Sin
  • The Verdict
  • A Guru Comes
  • Blind Date (1987 film)
  • The Return of Bruno (film)
  • Sunset (film)
  • Die Hard
  • That's Adequate
  • In Country
  • Look Who's Talking
  • Die Hard 2
  • Look Who's Talking Too
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)
  • Mortal Thoughts
  • Hudson Hawk
  • Billy Bathgate (film)
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • The Player
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Loaded Weapon 1
  • Striking Distance
  • North (film)
  • Color of Night
  • Pulp Fiction (film)
  • Nobody's Fool (1994 film)
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance
  • Four Rooms
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Last Man Standing (film)
  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
  • Beavis and Butt-Head: Do America
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Jackal (1997 film)
  • Mercury Rising
  • Armageddon (1998 film)
  • The Siege
  • Breakfast of Champions (film)
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Story of Us
  • The Whole Nine Yards (film)
  • Disney's The Kid (2000 film)
  • Unbreakable (film)
  • Bandits
  • Hart's War
  • Grand Champion
  • Tears of the Sun
  • Rugrats Go Wild
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
  • The Whole Ten Yards
  • Ocean's Twelve
  • Hostage (film)
  • Sin City (film)
  • Alpha Dog
  • 16 Blocks
  • Fast Food Nation (film)
  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Over the Hedge (film)
  • The Astronaut Farmer
  • Perfect Stranger (film)
  • Grindhouse (film)
  • Nancy Drew (2007 film)
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • What Just Happened
  • Assassination of a High School President
  • Assassination of a High School President
  • Surrogates (film)
  • Cop Out (2010 film)
  • The Expendables (2010 film)
  • Red (2010 film)
  • Catch .44
  • The Cold Light of Day
  • Kane & Lynch (film)
  • Looper (film)

Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and musician

. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense. Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2.64 billion to 3.05 billion at North American box offices, making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globe Award-winning and four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000 after thirteen years of marriage. This book is your ultimate resource for Bruce Willis. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away: The First Deadly Sin, The Verdict, A Guru Comes, Blind Date (1987 film), The Return of Bruno (film), Sunset (film), Die Hard, That’s Adequate, In Country, Look Who’s Talking, Die Hard 2, Look Who’s Talking Too, The Bonfire of the Vanities (film), Mortal Thoughts, Hudson Hawk, Billy Bathgate (film), The Last Boy Scout, The Player, Death Becomes Her, Loaded Weapon 1, Striking Distance, North (film), Color of Night, Pulp Fiction (film), Nobody’s Fool (1994 film), Die Hard with a Vengeance, Four Rooms, Twelve Monkeys, Last Man Standing (film), Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, The Fifth Element, The Jackal (1997 film), Mercury Rising, Armageddon (1998 film), The Siege, Breakfast of Champions (film), The Sixth Sense, The Story of Us, The Whole Nine Yards (film), Disney’s The Kid (2000 film), Unbreakable (film), Bandits, Hart’s War, Grand Champion, Tears of the Sun, Rugrats Go Wild, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, The Whole Ten Yards, Ocean’s Twelve, Hostage (film), Sin City (film), Alpha Dog, 16 Blocks, Fast Food Nation (film), Lucky Number Slevin, Over the Hedge (film), The Astronaut Farmer, Perfect Stranger (film), Grindhouse (film), Nancy Drew (2007 film), Live Free or Die Hard, What Just Happened, Assassination of a High School President, Surrogates (film), Cop Out (2010 film), The Expendables (2010 film), Red (2010 film), Catch .44, The Cold Light of Day, Kane & Lynch (film), Looper (film) Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.

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Bruce Willis The First Deadly Sin The Verdict A Guru Comes Blind Date (1987 film) The Return of Bruno (film) Sunset (film) Die Hard That's Adequate In Country Look Who's Talking Die Hard 2 Look Who's Talking Too The Bonfire of the Vanities (film) Mortal Thoughts Hudson Hawk Billy Bathgate (film) The Last Boy Scout The Player Death Becomes Her Loaded Weapon 1 Striking Distance North (film) Color of Night Pulp Fiction (film) Nobody's Fool (1994 film) Die Hard with a Vengeance Four Rooms Twelve Monkeys Last Man Standing (film) Beavis and Butt-Head Do America The Fifth Element The Jackal (1997 film) Mercury Rising 1 14 17 20 21 23 24 26 33 34 38 41 46 49 55 57 62 65 69 73 78 81 85 90 94 119 121 125 131 139 142 147 155 158

Armageddon (1998 film) The Siege Breakfast of Champions (film) The Sixth Sense The Story of Us The Whole Nine Yards (film) Disney's The Kid (2000 film) Unbreakable (film) Bandits Hart's War Grand Champion Tears of the Sun Rugrats Go Wild Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle The Whole Ten Yards Ocean's Twelve Hostage (film) Sin City (film) Alpha Dog 16 Blocks Fast Food Nation (film) Lucky Number Slevin Over the Hedge (film) The Astronaut Farmer Perfect Stranger (film) Grindhouse (film) Nancy Drew (2007 film) Live Free or Die Hard What Just Happened Assassination of a High School President Surrogates (film) Cop Out (2010 film) The Expendables (2010 film) Red (2010 film) Catch .44 The Cold Light of Day Kane & Lynch (film) Looper (film) 161 169 173 176 181 185 189 193 199 202 205 206 209 214 218 221 226 230 239 247 251 255 259 264 268 271 287 291 300 303 307 314 319 328 334 336 338 339 .

Licenses and Contributors 340 351 Article Licenses License 353 .References Article Sources and Contributors Image Sources.

He has also appeared in over sixty films.B. including comedic. His brother Robert died of pancreatic cancer in 2001.[6] . Golden Globe Award-winning and four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor. better known as Bruce Willis. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000 after thirteen years of marriage. an American soldier. producer. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series.05 billion at North American box offices. and The Sixth Sense. New Jersey. Willis's father took his family back to Penns Grove. and David Willis. musician Years active 1980–present Spouse Demi Moore (1987–2000) Emma Heming (2009–present) Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19. The Fifth Element. where he worked as a welder and factory worker. and musician. the son of a Kassel-born German.64 billion to 3. who worked in a bank.Bruce Willis 1 Bruce Willis Bruce Willis Willis at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010 Born Walter Bruce WillisMarch 19. Florence. Willis Bruno Occupation Actor. Motion pictures featuring Willis have grossed US$2. Marlene. Early life Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein. aged 42.[1] [2] He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning. and action roles. which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. including box office successes like Pulp Fiction. and became a regular at several bars. New Jersey.[5] After being discharged from the military in 1957.[3] [4] Willis is the eldest of four children: he has a sister. His career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film since. Sin City. Armageddon. 1955). West Germany. 12 Monkeys.[10] He quit after a colleague was killed on the job.[6] Willis attended Penns Grove High School in his hometown. is an American actor. and a brother.[6] After high school. producer. Willis took a job as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant[9] [10] and also transported work crews at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater. dramatic. West Germany Other names W. 1955Idar-Oberstein. where he encountered issues with a stutter. David. making him the ninth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and twelfth highest including supporting roles. Willis began performing on stage and his high school activities were marked by such things as the drama club and student council president.[6] [7] [8] Finding it easy to express himself on stage and losing his stutter in the process. He was nicknamed Buck-Buck by his schoolmates.

[4] Willis returned to the bar scene. with the show lasting five seasons. which included the hit single "Respect Yourself". titled "No Exit. though Willis has returned to the recording studio several times.[16] and the film grossed $138. but has become popular on video. of the television series Moonlighting (1985–89). Willis made his theater debut in the off-Broadway production of Heaven and Earth.[15] Willis at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989 One of his first major film roles was in the 1987 Blake Edwards film Blind Date with Kim Basinger and John Larroquette. which was very poorly received by critics.[14] The advertising campaign paid the rising star between $5–7 million over two years.708. These first three installments in the Die Hard series grossed over US$700 million internationally and propelled Willis to the first rank of Hollywood action stars. However.[13] The starring role. However. He gained more experience and exposure in Fool for Love.[17] Following his success with Die Hard.[10] [11] After multiple auditions. Striking Distance. Willis's career suffered a moderate slump starring in flops such as The Bonfire of the Vanities. among others. helped to establish him as a comedic actor. only this time for a part-time job at the West Bank Cafe in New York City's Manhattan Plaza. This film was followed up by Die Hard 2: Die Harder in 1990 and Die Hard With a Vengeance in 1995. Follow-up recordings were not as successful. Willis returned to acting.[18] promoted by a Spinal Tap-like rockumentary parody featuring scenes of him performing at famous events including Woodstock. in 1994. He enrolled in the drama program at Montclair State University. while competing against 3. During the height of the show's success. he had a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed Pulp Fiction. He starred in a leading role in the highly sexualized thriller Color of Night (1994).000 other actors for the position. Willis enjoyed moderate success as a recording artist. opposite Cybill Shepherd. and in a Levi's commercial. Willis left school in his junior year and moved to New York City.[19] . Edwards would cast him again to play the real-life cowboy actor Tom Mix in Sunset. as well as its sequel Look Who's Talking Too. he was the executive producer of the cartoon Bruno the Kid which featured a CGI representation of himself.[4] In 1984. he appeared in an episode of the TV series Miami Vice.Bruce Willis After a stint as a private investigator (a role he would play in the television series Moonlighting as well as in the 1991 film. 2 Career Early career Willis left New York City and headed to California to audition for several television shows. which gave a new boost to his career."[12] He auditioned for the role of David Addison Jr. The Last Boy Scout). beverage maker Seagram hired Willis as the pitchman for their Golden Wine Cooler products. Willis acquired major personal success and pop culture influence playing John McClane in 1988's Die Hard. where he was cast in the class production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 1980s and 1990s In the late 1980s. In spite of that.852 worldwide. In the early 1990s. recording an album of pop-blues titled The Return of Bruno. In 1996. Willis chose not to renew his contract with the company when he decided to stop drinking alcohol in 1988. he had a supporting role in the drama In Country as Vietnam veteran Emmett Smith and also provided the voice for a talking baby in Look Who's Talking. He performed most of his own stunts in the film. and a film he co-wrote titled Hudson Hawk. it was his then-unexpected turn in the film Die Hard that catapulted him to movie star status.

Willis was slated to play U. appearances on the show. due to the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike. saved only by the success of the Michael Bay-directed Armageddon which was the highest grossing film of 1998 worldwide. he makes a cameo appearance as himself.[27] Tying in with this. Army general William R. opposite Sharon Stone. Also in 2000.[23] In Ocean's Twelve (2004). . he appeared in the thriller Perfect Stranger. by the end of the 1990s. he appeared again. Rumer. this time wearing a Sanjaya Malakar wig. Subaru did a limited run of Legacys. Willis played Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski in The Whole Nine Yards alongside Matthew Perry. and marked his return to the role of John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard. having one side of his face made up with simulated buckshot wounds after the Harry Whittington shooting. Willis stages elaborate jokes. the crime/drama film Alpha Dog.2010s In 2000. such as wearing a day-glo orange suit in honor of the Central Park gates. in the 2005 premiere in June 2007 film Hostage. The Sixth Sense.[21] In 1999. Mercury Rising. In 2007.[25] His most recent appearance was on June 25. opposite Halle Berry. However. Willis then went on to the starring role in M. Willis after a ceremony where he was named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Man of the Year in 2002 Willis has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman several times throughout his career. based on [28] the comic book of the same name. Recently he appeared in the films What Just Happened and Surrogates.[26] Willis also appeared on Japanese Subaru Legacy television commercials. following Sin City.[22] He was also nominated for a 2001 American Comedy Award (in the Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series category) for his work on Friends. 2007 when he appeared wearing a mini-turbine strapped to his head to accompany a joke about his own fictional documentary titled An Unappealing Hunch (a wordplay of An Inconvenient Truth). Night Shyamalan's film. he appeared in the Planet Terror half of the double feature Grindhouse as the villain. The film was both a commercial and critical success and helped to increase interest in his acting career. the film was cancelled. Willis also worked with his eldest daughter. badged "Subaru Legacy Touring Bruce".[29] However. Willis has appeared in four films with Samuel L. when he was supposed to be a guest. 2007. In 2007. or trying to break a record (parody of David Blaine) of staying underwater for only twenty seconds. Willis was originally cast as Terry Benedict in Ocean's Eleven (2001) but dropped out to work on recording an album. in honor of Willis. before Willis at a Live Free or Die Hard dropping out.S. Jackson (National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1. and Breakfast of Champions. This marks Willis's second collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez.Bruce Willis He went on to play the lead roles in Twelve Monkeys (1995) and The Fifth Element (1997). a drama about the investigation of the 1968 My Lai Massacre. Pulp Fiction. On April 12. a mutant soldier. 2003. He filled in for an [24] On many of his ill David Letterman on his show February 26. and Unbreakable) and both actors were slated to work together in Black Water Transit. his career had fallen into another slump with critically panned films like The Jackal. Die Hard with a Vengeance. Peers in director Oliver Stone's Pinkville.[20] The same year his voice and likeness were featured in the PlayStation video game Apocalypse. Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Friends (in which he played the father of Ross Geller's much-younger girlfriend). 3 2000s .

This was the first time these three legendary action stars appeared on screen together. 1987 and had three daughters: Rumer Willis (b. July 20. February 3. it was one of the most highly anticipated scenes in the film. 2009. In early 2009. and Kutcher. Willis met actress Demi Moore.[30] He also appeared in the music video for the song "I Will Not Bow" by Breaking Benjamin. Stallone wants to expand Willis' role and that he wants Willis to play the villain in the next Expendables.[4] Willis was engaged to Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together. Personal life Marriages and family At the premiere for the film Stakeout.Bruce Willis Willis appeared on the 2008 Blues Traveler album North Hollywood Shootout. August 16.[35] 4 Upcoming films Willis will star in the movie adaptation of the video game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men." He credited actor Will Smith for helping him cope with the situation.[4] [14] After their breakup. Bruce Willis played the role of "Mr.[37] Sylvester Stallone revealed that he is talking to Willis about returning for The Expendables sequel. rumors persisted that the couple planned to re-marry. he appeared in a cameo with former Planet Hollywood co-owners and '80s action stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film The Expendables. Willis married Moore on November 21. he appeared in an advertising campaign to publicize the insurance company Norwich Union's change of name to Aviva. The couple gave no public reason for their breakup. 2010.[31] Willis starred with Tracy Morgan in the comedy Cop Out.[4] . The film was released on October 15.[32] The film was released in February 2010. 2010 it was announced that Die Hard 5 would be made and that Willis was on board to play his most famous role of John McClane for a fifth time. Willis has maintained a close relationship with both Moore and Kutcher.[34] His most recent project was Red. The ceremony was not legally binding. Willis stated. giving a spoken word performance over an instrumental blues-rock jam on the track "Free Willis (Ruminations from Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop)". Scout LaRue Willis (b.[40] Willis has expressed interest in having more children. 2009. Willis and Moore currently share custody of their daughters. 1991) and Tallulah Belle Willis (b. Church". so the couple wed again in a civil ceremony in Beverly Hills six days later.[38] They have talked about Willis' schedule and possible actors that could join the sequel. Although the scene featuring the three was short. The trio filmed their scene in an empty church on October 24. "I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being able to make it work. an adaptation of the comic book mini-series of the same name. even attending their wedding.[33] Also in 2010. 2000.[13] He married Emma Heming in Turks and Caicos on March 21. Regarding the divorce. in which he portrayed Frank Moses. The song is from his 2009 science fiction film Surrogates. 1994) before the couple divorced on October 18. directed by Kevin Smith and about two police detectives investigating the theft of a baseball card. until Moore married the actor Ashton Kutcher. 1988). Moore.[39] guests included his three daughters. Willis appeared in the music video for the song "Stylo" by Gorillaz.[36] On May 5.

because Dole had criticized Moore for her role in the film Striptease. In several June 2007 interviews. Steve McQueen. 2007 during a live broadcast of a Nets home playoff game on TSN by saying a catch phrase from his Die Hard films. a beach home on Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos. stating: "Sometimes I overestimate my ability to function under duress with less than enough sleep". "Modern religion is the end trail of modern mythology. where people were discussing the fact that Live Free or Die Hard received a PG-13 rating. in 1996. and multiple properties in Sun Valley. a ranch in Montana. after clarifying in a July 1998 interview with George magazine: “ Organized religions in general. he declared that he still maintains some Republican ideologies. Idaho. Lutheran (specifically Lutheran Church .[50] The responses included detailed information on Live Free or Die Hard. rents an apartment in the Trump Tower in New York City. And that's what makes [42] America cool. and John Wayne. Bush for reelection and he was a vocal critic of Bill Clinton.[48] [49] Reacting to the backlash.[55] and actively supported George W.[47] Other activities Willis.[43] and Trump Place. "They were all very important when we didn't know why the sun moved. He did not make any contributions or public endorsements in the 2008 presidential campaign.[53] Political views In 1988. he later blamed his actions on jet lag.[4] Willis owns his own motion picture production company called Cheyenne Enterprises.[41] but no longer practices. he continues. California. and Over the Hedge on June 28. Many people were skeptical that "Walter_B" was indeed Willis.[54] Willis was an invited speaker at the 2000 Republican National Convention. with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. 2006 many film trivia answers. someone using the screen name "Walter_B" started posting detailed responses onto Ain't it Cool News. but on May 9.[4] [14] . you know? ” Business activities Willis owns property in Los Angeles. at one point.[45] He also owns several small businesses in Hailey.Missouri Synod). why hurricanes occurred.[51] [52] Willis' acting role models are Gary Cooper. Idaho. why weather changed. direct criticisms of other film crews and casts. 2007.3% ownership in the company. instead of an R rating like the earlier three Die Hard films. are dying forms". the theme Willis at the German premiere of of the Die Hard film series. Literally! I choose not to believe that's the way. which he started with his business partner Arnold Rifkin in 2000. which was yet to be released. But there are people who interpret the Bible literally.Bruce Willis 5 Religion Bruce Willis was. or volcanoes happened". Motherfucker". "Yippee-Ki-Yay. Bush that year. Dukakis's Presidential bid. including The Mint Bar and The Liberty Theater and is a co-founder of Planet Hollywood.[44] as well as a home in Malibu. Four years later.[14] On May 5. at the end of the interview. in my opinion. Willis revealed his identity on a video chat session (using iChat).[46] In 2009 Willis signed a contract to become the international face of Belvedere SA's Sobieski vodka in exchange for 3. he supported President George H. made controversial comments on April 29. Robert De Niro. he and Moore actively campaigned for Massachusetts Governor Michael S. However. he says. an avid New Jersey Nets fan.W. he declined to endorse Clinton's Republican opponent Bob Dole.

then the only people who have guns are the bad guys. "You would fight for your life.. The Accelerators. Willis purchased 12. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican. Growing up in a military family. helping get the water turned back on and you don't hear any of that on the news. Willis appeared in Manhattan to talk about 16 Blocks with reporters. Write that down. You hear. in order to end the drug trafficking. helping getting the power turned back on. ” Willis stated in 2005 that he wanted to "make a pro-war film in which American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and democracy. In 2002." [58] Even a pacifist. he clarified that the statement was made hypothetically and not meant to be taken literally.[56] In several interviews Willis has said that he supports large salaries for teachers and police officers. Kennedy and other troops stationed throughout the Middle East at the time. 2006. he insists. 24th Infantry.[61] In 2003. or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government. the 1st Battalion. Willis described the plot of the film as "these guys who [66] do what they are asked for very little money to defend and fight for what they consider to be freedom. The film is to be based on the writings of blogger Michael Yon. he proposed that the United States should invade Colombia. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these goddamn lobbyists out of Washington. I want them to stop shitting on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of. In February 2006." .. Willis has depicted several military characters in films such as The Siege." ” ” Willis has criticized the religious right and its influence on the Republican party. Tallulah. It's like spitting on these young men and women who are [64] over there fighting to help this country..[54] [57] Willis also stated that he is a big supporter of gun rights: 6 “ “ "Everyone has a right to bear arms. and Grindhouse. would get violent if someone were trying to kill him. however. but was interrupted by Willis in mid-sentence: I'm sick of answering this fucking question. I'm not a Republican. and says that he is disappointed in the United States' foster care and treatment of Native Americans.. singing to the troops with his band.S. and they were distributed to sailors aboard USS John F. Willis has also criticized the media for its coverage of the war.[62] Willis considered joining the military to help fight the second Iraq war."[65] The film would follow members of Deuce Four. Tears of the Sun.000 boxes of cookies.[60] Military pursuits Throughout his film career. I want less government intrusion. Willis visited Iraq as part of the USO tour. One reporter attempted to ask Willis about his opinion on current events. helping get hospitals open. Willis has publicly sold Girl Scout cookies for the United States armed forces.[63] It was believed he offered US$1 million to any non combatant who turns in terrorist leaders Osama bin Laden. in the June 2007 issue of Vanity Fair. but was deterred by his age. every year. I hate the government. that condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and supported Israel in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. a former United States Army Special Forces soldier who was embedded with Deuce Four and sent regular dispatches about their activities. Hart's War. complaining that the press were more likely to focus on the negative aspects of the war: Willis meeting members of the U. suggested that he purchase Girl Scout cookies to send to troops. Ayman al-Zawahiri. If you take guns away from legal gun owners. OK? I'm [59] apolitical. Willis's youngest daughter. 'X number of people were killed today.Bruce Willis In 2006. Navy in July 2002 “ I went to Iraq because what I saw when I was over there was soldiers—young kids for the most part—helping people in Iraq. who spent considerable time in Mosul and were decorated heavily for it. Willis's name was in an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times on August 17.' which I think does a huge disservice.

Willis participated in Apocalypse. The company reworked the game using Willis's likeness and voice and changed the game to use him as the main character. a PlayStation video game. a writer and producer from Moonlighting wrote a roman à clef on Willis titled A Place to Fall." In 1998. The game was originally announced to feature Willis as a sidekick. Bill Capa Butch Coolidge Carl Roebuck (uncredited) (uncredited) (uncredited) Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Voice Only Voice Only Writer Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor Uncredited Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor . petulant actor. Ernest Menville John McClane Tom 'Tommy' Hardy Narrator Dr. that Willis was angry at Director.[21] Filmography Film Year Title Role Notes 1980 1982 1985 1987 1988 1988 1988 1989 1989 1989 1990 1990 1990 1991 1991 1991 1991 1992 1992 1993 1993 1994 1994 1994 1994 The First Deadly Sin The Verdict A Guru Comes Blind Date The Return of Bruno Sunset Die Hard That's Adequate In Country Look Who's Talking Die Hard 2 Look Who's Talking Too The Bonfire of the Vanities Mortal Thoughts Hudson Hawk Billy Bathgate The Last Boy Scout The Player Death Becomes Her National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Striking Distance North Color of Night Pulp Fiction Nobody's Fool Man Entering Diner Courtroom Observer Extra Walter Davis Bruno Radolini Tom Mix John McClane Himself Emmett Smith Mikey John McClane Mikey Peter Fallow James Urbanski Eddie 'Hudson Hawk' Hawkins Bo Weinberg Joseph Cornelius 'Joe' Hallenbeck Himself Dr.Bruce Willis 7 Cultural references In 1996. Roger Director. because the character was written as a "neurotic.[67] Cybill Shepherd wrote in her 2000 autobiography. not as the main character. Cybill Disobedience.

Stamper Major General William Devereaux Himself Short subject Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor Voice Only Uncredited Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor 8 . Named 'Die Hard 4.Bruce Willis 1995 1995 1995 1996 1996 1997 1997 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 Die Hard with a Vengeance Four Rooms Twelve Monkeys Last Man Standing Beavis and Butt-Head Do America The Fifth Element The Jackal Mercury Rising Armageddon The Siege "Franky Goes to Hollywood" Breakfast of Champions The Sixth Sense The Story of Us The Whole Nine Yards Disney's The Kid Unbreakable Bandits Hart's War Grand Champion Tears of the Sun Rugrats Go Wild Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle The Whole Ten Yards Ocean's Twelve Hostage Sin City Alpha Dog 16 Blocks Fast Food Nation Lucky Number Slevin Over The Hedge The Astronaut Farmer Perfect Stranger Grindhouse Nancy Drew Live Free or Die Hard What Just Happened Dr. Blandford Lieutenant A.K. McNamara Mr. Waters Spike William Rose Bailey Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Himself Jeff Talley John Hartigan Sonny Truelove Jack Mosley Harry Rydell Mr.0' outside North America Voice Only Uncredited Also Producer Also Producer Voice Only Uncredited Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor John McClane Leo James Cole John Smith Muddy Grimes Korben Dallas The Jackal Art Jeffries Harry S. William A. Muldoon Himself John McClane Himself Uncredited Also Producer. Goodkat RJ Colonel Doug Masterson Harrison Hill Lt. Malcolm Crowe Ben Jordan Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Russell 'Russ' Duritz David Dunn Joe Blake Col.

67 episodes Bruno the Kid Amnesia patient Dr.Bruce Willis 2008 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012 Assassination of a High School President Surrogates Cop Out The Expendables Red The Last Full Measure Catch .44 The Cold Light of Day Ten Kane & Lynch Looper Adam "Kane" Marcus Mel Principal Kirkpatrick Agent Tom Greer Jimmy Monroe Mr. Church Frank Moses In production post-production post-production pre-production filming pre-production Uncredited 9 Television Year 1984 1985 Title Miami Vice Role Tony Amato Notes Episode: "No Exit" Episode: "Shatterday" The Twilight Zone Peter Jay Novins 1985– Moonlighting 1989 1996– Bruno the Kid 1997 1997 1999 2000 2002 2005 Mad About You Ally McBeal Friends True West That '70s Show David Addison Jr. Nickle Paul Stevens Lee Vic Voice Episode: "The Birth Part 2" Episode: "Love Unlimited" Three episodes Television movie Episode: "Misfire" Producer Year 1988 2002 2007 Sunset Title Notes Co-executive producer The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Producer The Hip Hop Project Executive producer .

The Sixth Sense. 1986. OCLC 21322754." • In April 2006. Motown. [71] Willis wrote online: "I saw Foster Care as a way for me to serve my country in a system by which Bush. track "Free Willis (Ruminations from Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop)" Awards and honors Willis has won a variety of awards and has received various honors throughout his career in television and film. track "Good Lovin'" Hudson Hawk soundtrack. • For his work on the television show Moonlighting he won an Emmy ("Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series") and a Golden Globe ("Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series — Comedy/Musical") plus received additional nominations for the show. and I'm still excited. stated "I used to come down here and look at these stars and I could never quite figure out what you were supposed to do to get one. both duets with Danny Aiello Rugrats Go Wild soundtrack. 2006. tracks "Swinging on a Star" and "Side by Side". Willis. shining a little bit of light could benefit a great deal by helping kids who were literally wards of the government. the award is given to performers who give a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.Bruce Willis 10 Discography Solo albums • The Return of Bruno. 1991. Willis was awarded the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award from Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Compilations / Guest appearances • • • • Moonlighting soundtrack. OCLC 15508727 • If It Don't Kill You. • Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Masters Collection. According to the organization. It Just Makes You Stronger.321st star awarded in its history. 1987. 2001. He was also nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor and received two nominations for the MTV Movie Awards for "Best Male Performance" and "Best On-Screen Duo". the power of the emotions that he invites us to share on the world's screens and the sturdy personalities of his legendary characters. Willis won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award ("Favorite Actor — Suspense") and the People's Choice Award ("Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama"). 2008.. reacting to his reception of the star. Willis was honored with a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. OCLC 71124889. "Big Bad Cat" with Chrissie Hynde and "Lust for Life" Blues Traveler.[69] Hollywood Walk of Fame star.[70] • Also in 2002.[68] • In 2000. Willis was appointed as national spokesman for Children in Foster Care by President George W. Polygram Int'l. he was honored by French government for his contributions to the film industry. The star is located at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard and it was the 2. Willis was named "Officier Dans L'ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres" (Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters) in a ceremony in Paris. Motown / Pgd. • In February 2002. 1989."[73] ."[72] • On October 16. 2003.. • In the 1999 drama/thriller film.time has passed and now here I am doing this.[68] • He was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in the film In Country • Maxim magazine had named his sex scenes in Color of Night (1994) as the best sex scenes ever in film history. I'm still excited to be an actor. Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Friends. The French Prime Minister stated "This is France's way of paying tribute to an actor who epitomizes the strength of American cinema. North Hollywood Shootout.

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along with Faye Dunaway. in his final acting role. . Detective Sergeant Edward X. A then-unknown Bruce Willis made his film debut in a bit part. first of a series of popular novels by Lawrence Sanders. The First Deadly Sin was based on the novel of the same name. who was dropped by Columbia Pictures after statutory rape charges were brought against him. he plays a troubled New York City homicide cop. The last of nine films produced by Sinatra and his final starring performance. Delaney. Martin Gabel. Brenda Vaccaro. Co-starring in the film was Dunaway as the detective's ailing wife. 1980 (premiere) 112 min. and was originally slated to be directed by Roman Polanski. James Whitmore and. David Dukes. United States English The First Deadly Sin is a 1980 American film produced by and starring Frank Sinatra. bed-ridden in hospital during the entire duration of the story with a rare kidney affliction.''The First Deadly Sin'' 14 The First Deadly Sin The First Deadly Sin Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Brian G. Hutton Frank Sinatra Elliott Kastner George Pappas Mark Shanker Novel: Lawrence Sanders Screenplay: Mann Rubin Frank Sinatra Faye Dunaway David Dukes George Coe Brenda Vaccaro James Whitmore Martin Gabel Gordon Jenkins Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Jack Priestley Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Filmways Pictures October 3. virtually unrecognizable as a hat covers most of his face.

a seemingly normal businessman who is leading a secret life. Delaney tries to cross-section the recent killing with other murders in various parts of the city. Cast • • • • • • • Frank Sinatra as Edward X. who first worked with Sinatra on the 1957 album "Where Are You?"." . while daughter Nancy Sinatra commented in her book Sinatra: An American Legend that this was a film her father was very excited about. Delaney throws himself into the murder case. His investigation leads to a man named Blank. and the victim's wife." Maltin wrote: "Sinatra in good form in one of his better serious vehicles. Edward Delaney is at the scene of a brutal murder when news comes from the hospital in which his wife is receiving treatment for an unusual kidney illness that her condition has worsened after an operation. a more subtle approach allowed the ending to be more in tune with the rest of the film. while some critics were left cold by a slow-burning picture that tried to focus more on character and plot without succumbing to action scenes and shootouts.''The First Deadly Sin'' The First Deadly Sin was the third production by Sinatra's Artanis production company and was shot on location in New York City. looking for a common link. Critics Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin both praised Sinatra's performance as one of his best. Approaching retirement. He is fascinated by a crime committed with what seems to be a very unusual weapon. Delaney uses psychological warfare in an attempt to trap the killer. Here. The musical score was provided by composer and arranger Gordon Jenkins. The ending was changed from the novel in which the killer Daniel Blank retreated to a bluff called Devil's Needle in upstate New York where he died of dehydration before Delaney and the State Troopers where able to bring him down. with a growing depression in the face of his wife's condition. a coroner. 15 Plot New York police Sgt. all while the condition of the policeman's wife deteriorates by the hour. "Who would have thought. Bernardi Brenda Vaccaro as Monica Gilbert Martin Gabel as Christopher Langley Bruce Willis as Man Entering Diner (uncredited) Critical reception The First Deadly Sin failed to make much of an impression at the box office. that Frank Sinatra still had this performance in him?" wrote Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. A lack of solid leads leaves Delaney at a loose end until he recruits assistance from an enthusiastic museum curator. Delaney Faye Dunaway as Barbara Delaney David Dukes as Daniel Blank George Coe as Dr. in all honesty. "The movie is one of the season's pleasant surprises. It premiered on October 23. 1980 at Loew's State Theatre in Times Square as part of a benefit for the Mother Cabrini Medical Centre.

dll/ article?AID=/ 19801030/ REVIEWS/ 10300301/ 1023 [2] http:/ / www. imdb. allmovie. com/ title/ tt0080738/ [3] http:/ / www. com/ apps/ pbcs. USA Best Supporting Actor.''The First Deadly Sin'' 16 Accolades • Nominated: Academy of Science Fiction. suntimes. Martin Gabel • Nominated: Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The Edgar Award for Best Picture • Nominated: Golden Raspberry Awards Razzie for Worst Actress. Fantasy & Horror Films. com/ work/ 17480 . Faye Dunaway External links • Roger Ebert's Review [1] • The First Deadly Sin [2] at the Internet Movie Database • The First Deadly Sin [3] at Allmovie References [1] http:/ / rogerebert.

Zanuck David Mamet The Verdict by Barry Reed Paul Newman Charlotte Rampling Jack Warden James Mason Milo O'Shea Cinematography Andrzej Bartkowiak Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Peter C.''The Verdict'' 17 The Verdict The Verdict Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Screenplay by Based on Starring Sidney Lumet David Brown Richard D. Charlotte Rampling. Since the lawsuit involves a woman in a persistent vegetative state. and Lindsay Crouse. The movie stars Paul Newman. Jack Warden. Best Picture and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (David Mamet). but discovers along the way that he is doing the right thing. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Mason). 1982 129 minutes United States English The Verdict is a 1982 courtroom drama film which tells the story of a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer who pushes a medical malpractice case in order to improve his own situation. the movie is cast in the shadow of the Karen Ann Quinlan case. . The Verdict was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Newman). the film was adapted by David Mamet from the novel by Barry Reed and is not a remake of the 1946 film of the same name. James Mason. Frank 20th Century Fox December 8. Best Director (Sidney Lumet). Milo O'Shea.

who run the Catholic hospital where the incident took place. once a promising Boston lawyer. his friend Mickey (Jack Warden) throws him a medical malpractice case where it's all but assured that the defense will settle for a large amount. but he was uncomfortable with the script. His star medical witness bails on him. is now an alcoholic ambulance chaser who has lost all of his four cases over the last three years. Production Robert Redford was originally slated to star in this film. went wrong in the emergency room on the day in question. Clay Dear as Courthouse Lawyer J. Cigar Stand Leib Lensky as Wheelchair Patient H. He then meets with the defendants: The Archdiocese of Boston. Towler Joe Seneca as Dr. Foley as John. The jury sides with Frank and awards the family a large. is stunned by Frank's decision.J. Gruber (as Lewis Stadlen) • . The case involves a young mother who was possibly administered the wrong anesthetic and is now in a coma. his new lover. but Frank declines the offer. As expected. Thompson Kent Broadhurst as Joseph Alito Colin Stinton as Billy Burtt Harris as Jimmy . Clark as Courthouse Guard Gregory Doucette as Sheraton Bar Waiter Tony La Fortezza as Sheraton Bartender Marvin Beck as Sheraton Bar Patron Herb Peterson as Sheraton Bar Patron Tobin Bell as Courtroom Observer Kevin Fennessy as Funeral Mourner Lewis J. in one of his first film projects. Willis can be seen to the left of Paul Newman's head and can be seen smiling. and no one wants to talk about what. he decided that he did not like the story and left the project. he concludes with an impassioned final speech calling the jury to pursue truth and justice. amount of money. the high-priced attorney Ed Concannon (James Mason). Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Paul Newman as Frank Galvin Charlotte Rampling as Laura Fischer Jack Warden as Mickey Morrissey James Mason as Ed Concannon Milo O'Shea as Judge Hoyle Lindsay Crouse as Kaitlin Costello Edward Binns as Bishop Brophy Julie Bovasso as Maureen Rooney Roxanne Hart as Sally Doneghy James Handy as Kevin Doneghy Wesley Addy as Dr. Another notable star in this very same instance. Frank discovers that Laura (Charlotte Rampling).P. was contracted by the defense's law firm to spy on him. Though his case is somewhat weak at times. even when he has the opportunity to have the case declared a mistrial. Sidney Lumet came on board and chose the original script as the one he would direct. if anything.the Bartender Scott Rhyne as Young Priest Susan Benenson as Deborah Ann Kaye • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Gregor Roy as Jury Foreman John Blood as Funeral Director Dick McGoldrick as Manager of 2nd Funeral Parlor Edward Mason as Widow's Son Patty O'Brien as Irish Nurse #1 Maggie Task as Irish Nurse #2 Joseph Bergmann as Friedman Herbert Rubens as Abrams J. Bruce Willis has an uncredited background appearance as an extra. Stadlen as Dr. as he fears that this may be his last chance to do right as a lawyer and taking the money would make him "lost. After several rewrites. He refuses to give up. Things quickly go wrong for Frank." Everyone. After the verdict is read for the plaintiff. but to the right is Tobin Bell. The relatives of the mother are hoping for the settlement and Frank assures them they have a strong case. including the presiding judge and the mother's relatives. As a favor. has a large legal team at his disposal and they prove to be masterful with the press.''The Verdict'' 18 Plot Frank Galvin (Paul Newman). the archdiocese offers a fair amount of money to settle out of court. Frank visits the coma-stricken young mother and is deeply affected. but unstated. his opponent.

In a poll of 500 films held by Empire Magazine. Gruber's Maid Jack Collard as Bailiff Ralph Douglas as Clerk • • • Willow Hale Jon Hopwood as Courtroom Observer Bruce Willis as Courtroom Observer 19 Reception The Verdict has a 96% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It's also ranked #75 on AFI's 100 Years… 100 Cheers and #4 on AFI's Top 10 Courtroom Dramas. com/ title/ tt0084855/ . External links • The Verdict [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www. it was voted 254th Greatest Movie of all time. Gruber's Nurse Juanita Fleming as Dr. imdb.''The Verdict'' • • • • Evelyn Moore as Dr.

The film is about a man coming back home from Florida to visit his family. Caspar Jörg Pleva Wolfgang Kieling Eugen Thomass Ulrike Pahl Germany German 1980 Music by Editing by Country Language Release date Running time 98 minutes A Guru comes is a 1980 German TV movie starring Donald Arthur. com/ title/ tt0163652/ . External links • Ein Guru kommt [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www. but finding them all dead when he gets there. Bruce Willis appeared in the film as an uncredited extra. imdb. Wernicke Rainer Erler Wolfgang Reichmann Eric P.''A Guru Comes'' 20 A Guru Comes Ein Guru kommt Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Rainer Erler Hans G.

It was Willis' film debut — his character in the film was deliberately written so as to be different from the character he had played in the TV series Moonlighting. David. directed by Blake Edwards and starring Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis. Nadia (Basinger). To make matters worse. but both backed out at the last minute.000 (estimated) $39.''Blind Date (1987 film)'' 21 Blind Date (1987 film) Blind Date Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Blake Edwards Tony Adams Dale Launer Bruce Willis Kim Basinger John Larroquette William Daniels Henry Mancini Music by Cinematography Harry Stradling Jr.000. Nadia's jealous ex-boyfriend. (John Larroquette) exacerbates the situation by stalking the couple all night. Plot Walter Davis (Willis) allows his brother. Walter ends up driven insane by Nadia's mishaps. wreaking havoc at Nadia's friend's party and getting arrested after .715 [2] [1] Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film. The film was originally intended for the recently married Madonna and Sean Penn. Nadia is quiet and shy and the two experience some awkwardness with each other. Nadia begins to drink and behave in a wild manner (a warning given by Ted which Walter disregarded thinking it was a joke made up by Ted rather than a serious warning). The film was a financial success and opened at number one at the box office. Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Pergament TriStar Pictures March 27. However. 1987 95 minutes United States English $18. as the evening goes on.321. Ted (Phil Hartman) to set him up on a blind date with his wife's cousin.

com/m/1002571-blind_date/) at Rotten Tomatoes Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. Track listing 1.Hubert Tubbs "Something For Nash" . Before the wedding.htm) at Box Office Mojo . Box Office Mojo. boxofficemojo.Stanley Jordan "Simply Meant To Be (Instrumental)" . Bang. htm). Chaos ensues. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 8.com/title/tt0092666/) at the Internet Movie Database Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. .Billy Vera & The Beaters "Oh. [2] "BLIND DATE" (http:/ / www. imdb. "Simply Meant To Be" . David gives Nadia chocolates filled with brandy. External links • • • • Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. 2. Internet Movie Database.Henry Mancini "Treasures" .Billy Vera & The Beaters "Anybody Seen Her?" . 6. Boom" .Billy Vera & The Beaters "Talked About Lover" .boxofficemojo.000 in bail for Walter and agrees to marry David if he will help Walter escape prison time.com/work/6041) at Allmovie Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www.imdb.Gary Morris & Jennifer Warnes "Let You Get Away" .com/movies/?id=blinddate.Henry Mancini References [1] "Blind Date (1987) — Box office / business" (http:/ / www.rottentomatoes.) Nadia posts $10. 9. Walter attempts to stop the wedding.allmovie. 7.Keith L'Neire "Crash. 22 Cast • • • • • • • • • • Kim Basinger as Nadia Gates Bruce Willis as Walter Davis John Larroquette as David Bedford William Daniels as Judge Harold Bedford George Coe as Harry Gruen Mark Blum as Denny Gordon Phil Hartman as Ted Davis Stephanie Faracy as Susie Davis Alice Hirson as Muriel Bedford Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan makes a rare cinematic appearance as himself Soundtrack The soundtrack to the motion picture was released by Rhino Records in 1987. 3. 4. What A Nite" . .''Blind Date (1987 film)'' menacing David with a female mugger's revolver (Walter forces David to do the moonwalk before firing at the frightened man's feet. com/ movies/ ?id=blinddate. 5. Retrieved 2009-07-20. com/ title/ tt0092666/ business).

imdb. It is a mockumentary starring Bruce Willis as his fictitious alter ego "Bruno Radolini". paying tribute to Radolini. All the songs come from Willis' musical album The Return of Bruno.The Return of Bruno (film) 23 The Return of Bruno (film) The Return of Bruno is a 1987 comedic film. Phil Collins and Ringo Starr appear in the film as themselves. originally aired as a one-hour special on HBO and later released on VHS. a legendary blues singer. External links • The Return of Bruno (film) [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www. A number of famous musicians such as Elton John. com/ title/ tt0095987/ .

released in 1967. Although Willis received top billing in his second film. . The story is based on Rod Amateau's novel Sunset. Written and directed by Blake Edwards.000 (estimated) $4. This was the second film in which Garner played Wyatt Earp. the movie stars Bruce Willis as legendary western actor Tom Mix and James Garner as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. Richmond Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Pergament TriStar Pictures April 29. which was loosely based on fact as Earp actually did serve as technical adviser for some early silent westerns.''Sunset (film)'' 24 Sunset (film) Sunset Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Screenplay by Story by Starring Blake Edwards Tony Adams Blake Edwards Rod Amateau Bruce Willis James Garner Malcolm McDowell Mariel Hemingway Henry Mancini Music by Cinematography Anthony B. 1988 103 min. the first being in John Sturges's Hour of the Gun. Garner actually has much more screen time during the movie.000.452 [2] [1] Sunset is a 1988 film released by TriStar Pictures. United States English Spanish $19.594.

(Blake Edwards) 1989 Razzie Awards.imdb. com/ title/ tt0096193/ business). Worst Director. Internet Movie Database.''Sunset (film)'' 25 Plot Set in Hollywood of the late 1920s during the waning days of the industry's transition to sound film.allmovie. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Tom Mix James Garner as Wyatt Earp Malcolm McDowell as Alfie Alperin Mariel Hemingway as Cheryl King Kathleen Quinlan as Nancy Shoemaker Jennifer Edwards as Victoria Alperin Patricia Hodge as Christina Alperin Richard Bradford as Capt. • Winner.com/videosearch?q="archive+of+american+television+ interview+with+james+garner") at Archive of American Television . Blackworth M. 1989 Razzie Awards. Retrieved 2009-07-10. But now she is the wife of studio boss Alperin and he isn't amused by Earp's investigations. Soon Earp unveils the true sadistical character of Alfie Alperin and after the death of Christina matters become personal. Gwynne as Mooch Dermot Mulroney as Michael Alperin Awards and nominations • Nominee. Tom Mix is cast as the great United States Marshal and the real Earp is on set as a technical adviser. htm) at Box Office Mojo External links • Sunset (http://www. References [1] "Sunset (1988) — Box office / business" (http:/ / www.google. Emmet Walsh as Chief Dibner Joe Dallesandro as Dutch Kieffer Andreas Katsulas as Arthur Dann Florek as Marty Goldberg Bill Marcus as Hal Flynn Michael C. Together they search for the missing son of Earp's former girlfriend Christina. Best Costume Design (Patricia Norris).com/work/47702) at Allmovie • James Garner interview (http://video. boxofficemojo. • Nominee.com/title/tt0096193/) at the Internet Movie Database • Sunset (http://www. prostitution and corruption. [2] Sunset (film) (http:/ / www. 1989 Academy Awards. But before Earp and Mix can start their movie adventure they are caught in a real case of murder. . imdb. com/ movies/ ?id=sunset. producer and studio head Alfie Alperin wants to produce a great Western movie about Wyatt Earp. Worst supporting actress (Mariel Hemingway).

''Die Hard'' 26 Die Hard Die Hard Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by John McTiernan Lawrence Gordon Joel Silver Associate Producer: Beau Marks Executive Producer: Charles Gordon Steven E. Urioste Silver Pictures Gordon Company 20th Century Fox July 15. Link Frank J.852 Die Hard 2 .708. de Souza Jeb Stuart Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp Bruce Willis Alan Rickman Bonnie Bedelia Reginald VelJohnson Alexander Godunov Paul Gleason Michael Kamen Chris Boardman (uncredited) Screenplay by Based on Starring Music by Cinematography Jan de Bont Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Followed by John F. 1988 131 minutes United States English $28 million $138.

McClane continues to sneak through the building to detain the terrorists. Robinson (Paul Gleason). and Gruber shoots Ellis. led by Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. When Nakatomi executive Joseph Takagi (James Shigeta) refuses to reveal the code for one of the vault's seven locks. who send Sergeant Al Powell (Reginald VelJohnson) to investigate. Die Hard 2 in 1990. McClane is driven to the Nakatomi Plaza building by a limo driver named Argyle (De'voreaux White). Gruber's men appear from an elevator and fire at McClane. de Souza. Holly. Gruber orders Theo (Clarence Gilyard). in the form of Special Agent Johnson (Robert Davi) and Agent Johnson (Grand L. severely damaging his car as Powell calls in back up. which deactivates the vault's final lock as Gruber had intended. Theo ransacks the now open vault. Gruber promises to handle the last lock. Hans and his group secure the party goers as hostages. tries to negotiate with Hans and McClane for the return of the detonators. and take control from the police. to kill McClane and retrieve the detonators. The company Christmas party is disrupted by the arrival of thirteen international terrorists led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). and detonators from the body of one terrorist. loading the bearer bonds into an ambulance to be used as their getaway vehicle. One of Holly's coworkers.''Die Hard'' Die Hard is a 1988 American action film and the first in the Die Hard film series. McClane appears to let down his guard. 27 Plot On Christmas Eve. McClane and Powell are unable to prevent the SWAT team from being ambushed. Fooled by the impostor guard. Gruber executes him. Gruber sends his men. and Alan Rickman as thief Hans Gruber. It stars Bruce Willis as NYPD officer John McClane. The film was produced by Lawrence and Charles Gordon. When he finds Gruber working at the explosives planted on the roof. As this happens. and Live Free or Die Hard in 2007. The film was followed by three sequels. his technical expert. The roof is rigged to explode with the detonators. With the helicopter nearing with both agents Johnson on board. however. seal the building exits. led by Karl (Alexander Godunov). but it is revealed that they are actually trying to steal $640 million in bearer bonds from the Nakatomi vault. to break through the locks on the vault. who is forced to flee. At the same moment one of Gruber's men opens fire on Powell. Holly Gennaro (Bonnie Bedelia). leaving behind the detonators. Gruber plans to use the roof explosion to make the authorities believe him to be dead and allow him to escape with the bonds. Gruber portrays himself to the police as a terrorist working towards various extremist goals. as he makes friendly conversation and gives Gruber a pistol. but McClane manages to kill the terrorists attacking the SWAT team. Gruber orders the hostages to the roof. itself a sequel to the book The Detective. Powell is about to leave when McClane drops the corpse of a terrorist onto Powell's police car. McClane moves through the building. The police send in a SWAT team and an armored vehicle. but McClane manages to slip into the stairwell of the building. C4 explosives. Bonnie Bedelia as his wife. As the helicopters travel to the scene. when Gruber attempts to fire the weapon. Gruber observes a television news story from investigative reporter Richard Thornburg (William Atherton) and learns that Holly is McClane's wife. taking personal control . It is based on a 1979 novel by Roderick Thorp titled Nothing Lasts Forever. Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) of the New York City Police Department arrives in Los Angeles to reconcile with his estranged wife. The film was directed by John McTiernan and written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. Theo reminds Hans that the final lock is powered by circuits that cannot be cut locally. Die Hard With A Vengeance in 1995. along with Joel Silver. which was previously made into a 1968 film starring Frank Sinatra. trapping Argyle and the limo inside the parking garage and replace the building guard with one of their own. They order the power to the building shut down. McClane refuses to return them. The terrorists cut the telephone lines. Harry Ellis (Hart Bochner). Gruber passes himself off as a terrified hostage who escaped. McClane uses the radio to attract the attention of the LAPD. The FBI arrive. it is discovered that there were no bullets in the gun and McClane gave him the gun to test his underhandedness. hiding from or killing the terrorists he encounters. Bush). McClane explains the situation via the two-way radio as the police. arrive. and Gruber lures the FBI into the trap by asking for helicopter transport for him and his men to Los Angeles International Airport in exchange for the hostages. He learns more of their motives while acquiring a two-way radio.

28 German version In the German dub. Bush as Agent Johnson De'voreaux White as Argyle James Shigeta as Joseph Yoshinobu "Joe" Takagi Rick Ducommun as Walt the engineer Dennis Hayden as Eddie Al Leong as Uli Andreas Wisniewski as Tony Vreski Taylor Fry as Lucy McClane Noah Land as John McClane Jr. after having detained Theo attempting to escape in the ambulance. Robinson William Atherton as Richard Thornburg Hart Bochner as Harry Ellis Robert Davi as Special Agent Johnson Grand L. McClane offers to give himself over. Karl. meeting Powell in person. Gruber falls backwards through a window. The new background depicts them as some internationally organized terrorists having gone freelance and for profit rather than ideals. is helped out of the building before rising up with a gun and pointing it at McClane. engulfing the FBI helicopters killing both Johnsons. just like the two evil giants in the fairy tale" while referring to them as Jack and Charlie later. who remained Italian as they were in the original English version): Hans became Jack. Heinrich turned into Henry. Meanwhile. the names and backgrounds of the German-born terrorists were changed into English forms (mostly into their British equivalents. previously thought dead. Argyle stops Theo from escaping by knocking him unconscious. McClane and Holly are escorted from the building. their relationship renewed by their experiences. Karl became Charlie. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Detective John McClane Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber Alexander Godunov as Karl Vreski Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro McClane Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. and Argyle comes crashing out the parking garage in the limo. Realizing Gruber holds Holly and that he is down to his last two bullets. deals with the terrorists escorting the hostages including Karl.''Die Hard'' over Holly. still hanging onto Holly by her watch. and uses the feint to shoot Gruber in the shoulder and Gruber's last man in the head. but McClane is able to unclasp Holly's watch in time and catch her while Gruber falls 32 stories to his death.[1] This was because German terrorism (especially by the Red Army Faction) was still considered a sensitive issue by the West German government in the 1980s. McClane arrives at the roof. Karl is shot by Powell before he can open fire. John and Holly are driven off by Argyle. with the exception of Marco and Franco. attempts to drag her with him. Bruno Doyon as Franco Hans Buhringer as Fritz Gary Roberts as Heinrich Lorenzo Caccialanza as Marco . as Theo Paul Gleason as Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. and scares the hostages back downstairs before the roof explodes. In the scene where John is writing down the names of the terrorists. a voiceover in the German version says "I'm gonna call you Hans and Karl. Al Powell Clarence Gilyard Jr.

again previously used in a Kubrick film. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. rather than having the villains be overly ponderous. limousine driver Argyle plays the rap song "Christmas In Hollis". was used for exterior shots of the Nakatomi building. portrayed in the film as "Nakatomi Plaza" According to commentary from the film's DVD release. Nothing Lasts Forever. Music Beethoven's 9th Symphony is featured prominently in Michael Kamen's score throughout the film. the score also features sleigh bells in some cues. a move which angered Rickman. The novel's tone is darker and more serious than the film's. and the politically motivated fighters of the novel became thieves pretending to be terrorists in the film." Two 1987 pop songs are used as source music: near the beginning of the film. and dialogue taken directly from the novel. Fox Plaza in Los Angeles. Alan Rickman's surprise when Gruber is dropped from the building is genuine: the director chose to release Rickman a full second before he expected it in order to get genuine surprise. and the American Klaxon Oil Corporation becoming the Japanese Nakatomi Corporation. while talking . the story was altered to be a stand-alone film with no connections to The Detective. the hero's daughter becoming his wife. Basing his score around thematic variations on well-known pieces is a conceit that Kamen previously used in Brazil and would repeat in Die Hard 2 (which featured Jean Sibelius's "Finlandia") and McTiernan's Die Hard With A Vengeance (which featured variations on the Civil War marching tune. Director John McTiernan states on the DVD commentary that the change from a tale of political terrorism to a heist film was made because he wanted to bring "joy" to the story. was written with the intention of being adapted into a film sequel to the film adaptation of The Detective. characters. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb). performed by Run-D. in many guises and variations (mostly as a leitmotif for Gruber and the terrorists). Fox Plaza in Los Angeles. The text commentary track also reveals that the shooting script did not originally feature the meeting between McClane and Gruber pretending to be a hostage. and later. As the film has a Christmas setting. much of the film's memorable scenes. Other changes included the older hero of the novel becoming younger. The name Hans Gruber was used by one of the villains in the 1966 film Our Man Flint. John McTiernan said in the Die Hard DVD commentary that he incorporated those themes into the movie's soundtrack as an homage to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (which featured both pieces of music). and thematic variations on "Singin' in the Rain" are also featured as the theme for the character Theo.M. a sequel to Thorp's earlier novel The Detective. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home".''Die Hard'' • Joey Plewa as Alexander • Wilhelm von Homburg as James • Gerard Bonn as Kristoff 29 Production Die Hard follows its source material — Roderick Thorp's novel Nothing Lasts Forever — closely. The newly built corporate headquarters of 20th Century Fox. When Sinatra turned down the offer to star in the sequel. as well as the Christmas pop standard "Winter Wonderland. it was only written in when it was discovered that Rickman could perform a rather convincing American accent. 3 is playing during the party sequence near the start of the film. which starred Frank Sinatra..C.

2/10. grossing $7. The Fight (1:07) 7. Released in 21 theaters on July 15.[4] The film's title and its story of a lone hero battling a multitude of single-minded opponents in an isolated setting also became a common descriptor for later action movies: "Die Hard on a _____" became a simple and easy way to define the plot of many action films that came in its wake. The film earned $83 million domestically and $140.[2] The score as heard in the film was released by Varese Sarabande in February 2002. 94% of critics gave Die Hard a positive review. I Had An Accident (2:37) 18. giving it a mere two stars and criticizing the stupidity of the deputy police chief character. Roger Ebert gave it a less than flattering review. The music heard when McClane and Powell see each other for the first time is from John Scott's score for Man on Fire (1987). TV Station/His Bag Is Missing (3:52) 13. Gruber's Departure (1:56) 21. but was limited to 3000 copies. claiming that "all by himself he successfully undermines the last half of the movie.[3] 1. Gruber's Arrival (3:40) 3. Have A Few Laughs (3:29) 11. Ode To Joy – Beethoven (3:36) 19. When Karl appears with his rifle. And If He Alters It? (2:39) 9. Welcome To The Party (1:00) 12. Argyle is listening to Stevie Wonder's "Skeletons. The Nakatomi Plaza (1:50) 2. Similarly to Aliens.[6] However. the score by Michael Kamen was heavily edited. The Battle (10:15) 20. Bill Clay (2:02) 17."[7] Die Hard had a budget of $28 million. with music samples looped over and over and cues added to scenes. The Roof (3:57) 6. 1988 it widened to 1. The most notable example is the "brass blast" heard when John shoots Marco from under a table and later when Hans Gruber falls to his death. The final four minutes of the film were tracked with music from two other Twentieth Century Fox features – these were 'temp tracks' which the studio ultimately decided to leave in the picture. John Is Found Out (5:03) 15. Going After John Again (4:33) 10. For example.276 theaters the following weekend.7 million . it was highly acclaimed by critics and was considered one of the best action films of its era. a cut from the 1986 science fiction action film Aliens composed by James Horner is heard.''Die Hard'' on the phone in the limousine. Based on 50 reviews collected by the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Attention Police (3:38) 16. This music can be found on the Aliens soundtrack as the first few minutes of the cue "Resolution and Hyperspace". with an average rating of 8. 1994's Speed was called "Die Hard on a bus"." The end credits of the film begin with the Christmas song "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (performed by Vaughn Monroe) and continues/concludes with Beethoven's 9th Symphony. He Won't Be Joining Us (3:53) 8. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Instrumental Version) – Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn (2:00) 30 Reception When Die Hard was released. John's Escape/You Want Money? (5:52) 4. The Tower (1:49) 5.[5] 1996's The Rock was dubbed "Die Hard on an island".1 million. Assault On The Tower (8:16) 14.

Hans Gruber | Empire (http:/ / www. htm). it was named the best action film of all time. Retrieved on 2011-01-14. ISBN 0312157088. empireonline. [18] Crawford. com/ article/ entertainmentNews/ idUSN1448232520070615). reuters. [14] The 100 Greatest Movie Characters| 17. [8] Die Hard (1988) (http:/ / boxofficemojo. [2] "Filmtracks: Die Hard (Michael Kamen)" (http:/ / www. Smithsonian. 2007). premiere. MTV. [15] The 100 Greatest Movie Characters| 12. asp?c=17). a prop badge. Retrieved on 2011-01-14."" (http:/ / www. net/ 2010/ 06/ 09/ fresh-new-titles-for-foxs-die-hard-5-fantastic-four-reboot) [12] This is the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 Most Heart-Pounding American Movies (http:/ / connect. com/ List/ The-100-Greatest-Movie-Lines/ 96. suntimes. [17] The 30 Best Christmas Movies Ever (http:/ / www.[10] [11] In 2001. [4] "Die Hard (1988)" (http:/ / www. He was also listed as the 17th greatest movie character by Empire Magazine. ". Retrieved 2009-07-10. [16] " "96. com/ movies/ news/ articles/ 1638454/ 20100505/ story. 2010-05-05. . Reuters. Bruce Willis donated the undershirt worn in the film to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. motherfucker" was voted as #96 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere magazine in 2007.empireonline. smithsonianmag.. ). "Yippie-kai-yay. .com (2006-12-05). Die Hard was listed at number 39 on AFI's 100 Years. jsp). com/ books?id=m6IFlodX4E4C& pg=PA52). . www. Retrieved September 10. Wannabe: A Would-Be Player's Misadventures in Hollywood (http:/ / books. Retrieved 2009-07-10. [6] The Movies of the Eighties (1990) by Ron Base and David Haslam.[15] McClane's catchphrase "Yippee kai yay.com (2006-12-05). com/ m/ die_hard/ ).. Everett (1997). is in the scripting stage and is tentatively planned to begin filming in 2011.com. . Roger Ebert. com/ features/ 30-best-christmas-movies/ p30). com/ 100-greatest-movie-characters/ default. 2009. p. Rotten Tomatoes. Amy (July 1. Varesesarabande. Box Office Mojo.''Die Hard'' worldwide. John McClane | Empire (http:/ / www. [9] " "The Official Academy Awards Database" (http:/ / awardsdatabase. com/ 100-greatest-movie-characters/ default. all featuring Willis as McClane. June 15. google. [3] "Die Hard by Michael Kamen" (http:/ / www. . . Retrieved August 30. asp?pid=VCL-0202-1004). [7] "Die Hard" (http:/ / rogerebert. [5] Weinberger. html). . Macmillan.[18] In addition to the shirt. com/ movies/ ?id=diehard. a list America's most heart-pounding films.com. org/ ampas_awards/ BasicSearchInput. [10] "'Die Hard 5' Script In Negotiations" (http:/ / www.com. . [11] Fresh New Titles for Fox's Die Hard 5 & Fantastic Four Reboot (http:/ / www. 2010. mtv. 31 References [1] "Schnittberichte — Stirb Langsam" (http:/ / www. com/ details. Hans Gruber was listed at #46 on AFI's 100 Years.[12] In the June 22. empireonline.[13] In 2003. Retrieved on 2011-01-14. 2007 issue of Entertainment Weekly.empireonline. dll/ article?AID=/ 19880715/ REVIEWS/ 807150301/ 1023). jhtml?rsspartner=rssYahooNewscrawler). . firstshowing. com/ apps/ pbcs. 2009. Retrieved December 17. 100 Heroes and Villains list. asp?c=12). 2007. mother@#!%er. Best Film Editing. filmtracks.. com/ arts-culture/ willis. schnittberichte. ". "Die Hard Donation" (http:/ / www.. pdf?docID=250) [13] ""Die Hard" tops magazine list of best action films" (http:/ / www. Retrieved on 2011-01-14. 52. A fifth film in the series. afi. Retrieved 2007-10-12. . rottentomatoes.[8] The film was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Sound Effects Editing. -Yippie-kay-yay-mother-!-er. html). Retrieved 2010-05-05. Chicago Sun-Times. Filmtracks. com/ titles/ die_hard. oscars. Empireonline. com/ site/ DocServer/ thrills100.[16] In 2010 Die Hard was voted by Empire Magazine as The Greatest Christmas Film Of All Time[17] In July 2007.[9] The film spawned three popular sequels: Die Hard 2 (1990). a poster of the film. with the working title Die Hard 24/7. empireonline. www. 100 Thrills.com. and a script for the sequel Live Free or Die Hard were also donated. com/ schnittbericht. Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. php?ID=1105). varesesarabande. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) and Live Free or Die Hard (2007).[14] John McClane was placed at number 12 on the same list. Museum director Brent Glass called the film "a quintessential Hollywood action movie".

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imdb.  United States English That's Adequate is a 1989 mockumentary documenting a fictional Hollywood studio. Robert Downey. allmovie. Jerry Stiller. com/ work/ 49300 [3] http:/ / www. Adequate Film Studios. rottentomatoes. External links • That's Adequate [1] at the Internet Movie Database • That's Adequate [2] at Allmovie • That's Adequate [3] at Rotten Tomatoes References [1] http:/ / www. Jr. com/ m/ thats_adequate/ . Anne Meara. com/ title/ tt0098464/ [2] http:/ / www. the film features an all-star cast including James Coco. Narrated and hosted by Tony Randall. and Bruce Willis.''That's Adequate'' 33 That's Adequate That's Adequate Directed by Produced by Written by Narrated by Starring Harry Hurwitz Harry Hurwitz Irving Schwartz Harry Hurwitz Tony Randall Tony Randall James Coco Robert Downey Jr Jerry Stiller Bruce Willis Ben Stiller Cinematography João Fernandes Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Southgate Entertainment January 1990 82 mins..

17. Samantha finds some old photographs. Samantha's father. Willis earned a best supporting actor Golden Globe nomination for his role. a quiet laid-back Vietnam veteran who smokes marijuana about 14 times a day. Plot Recent high school graduate Samantha Hughes. Kentucky with her uncle Emmett Smith. and becomes obsessed with finding out more about him. He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. The original music score was composed by James Horner. Irene. was killed in Vietnam at 21 after marrying and impregnating Samantha's mother.532. and letters of her father.000 In Country is a 1989 American drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison. Dwayne. lives in fictional Hopewell. The screenplay by Frank Pierson and Cynthia Cidre was based on the novel by Bobbie Ann Mason. as in the novel. . 1989 120 minutes United States English $3.''In Country'' 34 In Country In Country Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Norman Jewison Norman Jewison Richard A. September 29. Roth Frank Pierson Cynthia Cidre Bobbie Ann Mason (novel) Bruce Willis Emily Lloyd James Horner Starring Music by Cinematography Russell Boyd Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Gross revenue Antony Gibbs Lou Lombardo Warner Bros. starring Bruce Willis and Emily Lloyd. medals.

who plays Samantha's father Dwayne in the Vietnam flashbacks. Kentucky. the minister of a large Baptist church in Paducah. who has moved to Lexington. Emily Lloyd stayed with a lawyer and his family in Paducah. who plays Jim Holly (the organizer of the veteran's dance). as she tells Samantha. The commencement speaker was played by Don Young. 35 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Emmett Smith Emily Lloyd as Samantha Hughes Joan Allen as Irene Kevin Anderson as Lonnie John Terry as Tom Peggy Rea as Mamaw Judith Ivey as Anita Daniel Jenkins as Dwayne Stephen Tobolowsky as Pete Jim Beaver as Earl Smith Richard Hamilton as Grandpaw Heidi Swedberg as Dawn Ken Jenkins as Jim Holly Jonathan Hogan as Larry Patricia Richardson as Cindy Production Casting To prepare for her role.C. Several scenes were shot in Paducah.''In Country'' Irene. But Samantha would rather stay with Emmett and try to find out more about her father. Her mother is no help. . In order to get into the mindset of a girl whose father has died. is the father of Daniel Jenkins. Ken Jenkins. the young actress thought of the death of her paternal grandfather. Filming Many scenes were shot in Mayfield. I hardly even remember him. Finding her father's name in the memorial releases cathartic emotions in Samantha and her family. Scotty. Dempsey. located in Mayfield. Their casting in the film was purely coincidental. Earl. only one." Finally. he might "borrow" parts of it in future sermons. a British actor to whom she was very close. Kentucky with her second husband. belonged to the actual resident of the home. Emmett and her grandmother visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. He was 19. Kentucky particularly the scenes inside their home. Jim Beaver. I married him a month before he left for the war. In an interview with The Paducah Sun. In a quick shot outside the small home. wants Samantha to move in with them and go to college. Charles Lloyd Pack. is played by an actual Vietnam veteran. and their real family members accompany them. The walk-in doctor's office seen in the film is actually a dry cleaners which was renamed "Clothes Doctor" following its appearance in the film. "Honey. Of the five major characters who are Vietnam veterans.[1] Lloyd underwent training to speak with a Kentucky accent in the film. Kentucky. The boxer. while the black lab was Dempsey's lifelong pal from down the street. Kentucky. one can briefly observe a boxer and a black lab lying under a tree in the front yard. Samantha. The veterans in the dance sequence are all actual Vietnam veterans. D. he said the speech had been written for him but joked that it was so good.

and found James Horner's score. com/ 1989/ 08/ 20/ movies/ the-americanization-of-emily. html?scp=3& sq="In+ Country"& st=nyt).505 on its opening weekend. and it is the most complete thing she has so far done on the screen. "In Country premiere dedicated to vets". "offensive and distracting". [10] James. David (October 2. . [6] Groen. Rick (September 15. 1989). html). Furthermore. [8] Malcolm. "Up Against the Wall. Newsweek.[6] USA Today gave the film three out of four stars and praised Bruce Willis' "subsidiary performance as Lloyd's reclusive guardian-uncle is admirably short on showboating". 1989). [7] Clark. the movie doesn't seem to have any better sense than its high-school heroine of just what it's looking for. It was given a wide release on September 29.. Deirdre (September 8. Rick Groen praised Emily Lloyd's performance: "Emily Lloyd. necessary little stitch in our torn time". .[11] In her review for the Washington Post. [4] "In Country" (http:/ / www. "In Country: A small-town memorial to the war". It has an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Then you find out".[7] In his review for The Guardian.[8] Time magazine felt that the script "perhaps pursues too many banal and inconsequential matters as it portrays teen life in a small town". sometimes moved. Caryn James criticized the "cheap and easy touches .5 million in North America. Mike (September 15. Caryn (September 15. 1989 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-04-01. . com/ movies/ ?id=incountry. boxofficemojo. Benedict (August 20. The New York Times. At once underdramatized and faintly stagy. nytimes. . "At the Movies" (http:/ / www. 1989).[4] Critical reception In Country was generally well-received by critics. good as she was in Wish You Were Here". The Guardian. Box Office Mojo. [5] Ebert.[12] References [1] Nightingale.[9] In her review for The New York Times. Chicago Sun-Times. suntimes. "Festival of Festivals: In Country". absorbed. 1989. . organized to honor the local Viet vets. Jewison leaves it to stymied viewers to figure out the gist of it". 1989). [2] Van Gelder. Retrieved 2010-02-09. com/ 1989/ 08/ 18/ arts/ at-the-movies. USA Today. . is letter perfect – her accent impeccable and her energy immense". "The movie is like a time bomb. Retrieved 2009-04-01. its critic felt that the film was "a lovely. It went on to make $3. com/ apps/ pbcs. 1989). sometimes amused. 1989). Roger (September 29. Retrieved 2009-04-01. [9] "A Stitch in Time" (http:/ / www. 1989 in 606 theaters grossing $1. that reduce it to the shallowness of a television movie". interested. . Retrieved 2010-02-09. "The Americanization of Emily" (http:/ / www. nytimes. October 2. You sit there. dll/ article?AID=/ 19890929/ REVIEWS/ 909290302/ 1023). The New York Times. Globe and Mail. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars and wrote.. "What's meant to be a cohesive family portrait. a suffering American microcosm. the callow Brit who burned up the screen in Wish You Were Here. 1989). html?scp=2& sq="In+ Country"& st=nyt). but wondering in the back of your mind what all of this is going to add up to. 1990). htm).[10] Newsweek magazine's David Ansen wrote. [11] Ansen. com/ movie/ review?_r=1& res=950DE6D71F3CF936A2575AC0A96F948260& partner=Rotten Tomatoes).00. "In Country.9171. "America goes to the Wall – Hollywood is still coming home from Vietnam". [3] Kelly.958651. 1989 in four theaters grossing $36. "In Country" (http:/ / rogerebert. The New York Times. Rita Kempley wrote. Time. "While one can respect its lofty intentions. it keeps promising revelations that never quite materialize". Lawrence (August 18. Retrieved 2010-02-09 a.[2] which Bruce Willis attended and dedicated to Canadian war veterans who fought in Vietnam. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. nytimes.[3] Box office performance The film was given a limited release on September 15. Coping With Vietnam" (http:/ / movies. 1989). time. works out awkwardly". Derek Malcolm praised Lloyd for her "portrait is of a lively waif who does not intend to be easily defeated by the comedy of life without adding a few jokes of her own. Derek (January 11. Globe and Mail. Again".''In Country'' 36 Release In Country had its world premiere on September 7. but that "the film starts to gather force and direction when a dance.3 million on its opening weekend.[5] In his review for the Globe and Mail. is a shambles of threads dangling and characters adrift.

com/movies/?id=incountry. htm).allmovie. washingtonpost. 1989).boxofficemojo. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ incountryrkempley_a09fda.com/title/tt0097570/) at the Internet Movie Database In Country (http://www.com/work/1:24485) at Allmovie In Country (http://www. Retrieved 2009-04-01.htm) at Box Office Mojo .com/m/in_country/) at Rotten Tomatoes In Country (http://www. "The War In Country" (http:/ / www. 37 External links • • • • In Country (http://www.imdb. Washington Post.''In Country'' [12] Kempley. Rita (September 15. .rottentomatoes.

500.''Look Who's Talking'' 38 Look Who's Talking Look Who's Talking Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Amy Heckerling Jonathan D. the illegitimate father of Mikey. .000 $297.000. Mikey. 1989 93 min.[2] The film features George Segal as Albert. Krane Amy Heckerling John Travolta Kirstie Alley Olympia Dukakis George Segal Abe Vigoda Bruce Willis David Kitay Music by Cinematography Thomas Del Ruth Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Followed by Debra Chiate TriStar Pictures October 13.000 Look Who's Talking Too Look Who's Talking is a 1989 American comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling and stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. United States English $7.[1] Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son.

he had overheard the discussion. After he sees a taxi outside the nursing home and believes it to be James. who is babysitting him. She explains to the manager why James's grandfather's behavior had been so bad. She agrees but forgets to inform James. Later. womanizing executive named Albert. and becomes pregnant. As the credits roll. Soon after. She receives a call from the nursing home James's grandfather is staying at complaining about his behavior. Mollie insists that their relationship has to stop. after imagining what life would be like if she married him. He seduces her. When she hails a cab. The latest client she has been assigned by her firm is a charmingly handsome but shallow. and he returns the purse she left behind in his taxi. . She gives birth to a son she names Michael. succumbing to temptation. she informs him. We see three of them with her at restaurants. One night. and when he calls James "Da-da. Over the next month. who has just given birth to Mikey's half-sister. A fight ensues when Albert arrives and claims to be Mikey's father. James and Mollie get into an argument. Mikey escapes from James's grandfather. but perfect for her. she proceeds to destroy his office with the help of a very enthusiastic Mikey. and they seem to enjoy each other's company. however. the driver. Mollie takes Mikey to see Albert. He meets Mikey. Angry and upset. Mollie runs into James outside the office. who shows that he has not changed. looking for James' taxi. she finds Albert in a clinch with Melissa. when Mollie and her best friend. the nurses mistake him for the father of Mollie's baby. While Mollie is pleading with the manager. Until then. he ends up standing in the middle of open traffic. She continues her relationship with Albert as the pregnancy develops. Once she realizes this. First he wanders into the cafeteria and then the kitchen. Mollie is dealing with being a single parent and Mikey is becoming used to his new world when she discovers that James has been using her address to keep his grandfather in a nursing home in the local area. A few days after he is brought home. the third is a man named Harry who works with her father. or "Mikey". Mollie receives a visit from James. are shopping. a heart-broken Mollie storms off in a rage while the fight causes her to suddenly go into labor. he embarks on an affair with her. and he thanks her. however. Julie. and he leaves. realizes the seriousness of the situation and speeds off wildly to the hospital. Mollie is forced to help Albert with his taxes. as well. They kiss. Mollie starts dating again but quickly realizes that none of the men she has been seeing are good enough for Mikey." Mollie sees that he is not only perfect for Mikey. Melissa. and although he is married. Rona. After leaving the cab. which she agrees to. despite him telling her he loves both her and Mikey. James and Mollie rescue him from the street. she fears he is seeing another woman. the second is a fastidious neat freak who she sees as too uptight. then we see her imagining how they'd treat Mikey after witnessing their behaviors: the first angrily berates the waiter for messing up his order and Mollie imagines him being an abusive father. She confronts him and he offers to babysit Mikey if she lets him continue to use the address. she lets her guard down and almost sleeps with James. she decides to tell her eccentric and overbearing parents that there is no father and that she became pregnant via a sperm donor. who takes the news well and again promises to leave his wife and raise the baby with her. and he agrees to let him stay. Upon reaching the hospital. James tricks him into taking advantage of her by having her pay for everything. he climbs in as it is taken away by a tow truck.''Look Who's Talking'' 39 Plot Mollie Jensen is an accountant living and working in New York City. she asks him to leave. with Mikey looking on happily. she proceeds to have sex with him. and he feels inclined to stay. an older Mikey and James are shown walking through a hospital to see Mollie (now married to James). James Ubriacco. believing Mollie to be his wife. when he pleads with her to let him see Mikey. James does not believe this is possible. however. Later. as Mollie had told him she used a sperm donor. promising to leave his wife for her.

Simon (April 6. On April 6. uncredited) Ryan Pfabe as Michael "Mikey" Jensen Reception The film currently holds a 59% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. [2] Willman. which aired from 1991 until 1992 and which featured Tony Danza as the voice of "Baby Mickey.000. html). Digital Spy. latimes. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 2010). . The Los Angeles Times. it was reported that Fast & Furious producer Neal H.000 making it Travolta's most successful film since Grease. Retrieved April 7. The film made $297.''Look Who's Talking'' 40 Cast • • • • • • • • John Travolta as James Ubriacco Kirstie Alley as Mollie Jensen George Segal as Albert Twink Caplan as Rona Abe Vigoda as Grandpa Ubriacco Bruce Willis as Michael "Mikey" Jensen (voice) Joan Rivers as Julie Ubriacco (voice. The success of the first two films also inspired an ABC sitcom called Baby Talk. LA Times. . . Retrieved 2010-08-24. latimes. 2010.[3] References [1] "Look Who's Smiling .imdb. 1989). Moritz is planning to reboot the series.com/title/tt0097778/) at the Internet Movie Database . 2010. Chris (October 13. "'Looks Who's Talking' reboot in the works" (http:/ / www. Kirstie Alley and Olympia Dukakis are the only actors to appear in all three films in the series. Sequels and reboot This movie was successful enough to spawn two sequels: Look Who's Talking Too (1990) and Look Who's Talking Now (1993). . External links • Look Who's Talking (http://www. Hachette Filipacchi Médias." John Travolta. [3] Reynolds. ." (http:/ / articles. com/ movies/ news/ a212729/ looks-whos-talking-reboot-in-the-works. "Witty Fun for Grown-Ups in 'Look Who's Talking'" (http:/ / articles. com/ 1989-10-13/ entertainment/ ca-93_1_baby-talk). com/ 1989-10-26/ entertainment/ ca-1013_1_amy-heckerling). : Movies: The hit "Look Who's Talking" has made writer-director Amy Heckerling hot again--thanks to her daughter. digitalspy.

1990 124 minutes .''Die Hard 2'' 41 Die Hard 2 Die Hard 2 Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Renny Harlin Charles Gordon Lawrence Gordon Joel Silver Associate Producer: Suzanne Todd Co-Producer: Steve Perry Line Producer: James Herbert Executive Producer: Lloyd Levin Michael Levy Steven E. Ferretti Silver Pictures Gordon Company 20th Century Fox July 4. de Souza Doug Richardson 58 Minutes by Walter Wager Original characters by Roderick Thorp Bruce Willis William Sadler Art Evans Bonnie Bedelia Dennis Franz John Amos Franco Nero Reginald VelJohnson Michael Kamen Screenplay by Based on Starring Music by Cinematography Oliver Wood Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Stuart Baird Robert A.

The novel has the same premise but differs slightly: a cop must stop terrorists who take an airport hostage while his wife's plane circles overhead. Former U.947 (domestic) $239. The film co-stars Bonnie Bedelia (reprising her role as Holly McClane). McClane ends up in a fight. and seize control of the airport. who is on the same flight. LAPD detective John McClane is waiting at the Washington Dulles International Airport for his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) to arrive from Los Angeles . He must stop the terrorists before his wife's plane and several other incoming flights that are circling the airport run out of fuel and crash. Dennis Franz. Dulles communications director Leslie Barnes (Art Evans) heads to the unfinished Annex Skywalk with a SWAT team to establish communications with the planes. They take over air traffic control systems. Before . he ends up following them into the baggage area. Army Special Forces Colonel Stuart (William Sadler) and other former members of his unit set up a base in a small church near the airport. Plot Two years after the Nakatomi Tower Incident. The screenplay was written by Steven E. a drug lord and dictator of Val Verde. Stuart's henchmen ambush them. William Atherton reprising his role as Richard (Dick) Thornberg. and a military commander who does not want his assistance. McClane becomes upset because his wife is on one of the planes which are circling above Washington with too little fuel to be redirected and therefore most likely to crash if the terrorists remain in control. adapted from the novel 58 Minutes by Walter Wager.''Die Hard 2'' Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by United States English Spanish $70. and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. on Christmas Eve. and warn the Dulles controllers not to try to restore control. Al Powell who was in the first film. Upon learning about this. While sitting at the bar area. maintenance workers. who is flying into the United States to stand trial. Roderick Thorp (who wrote the novel Nothing Lasts Forever upon which the first Die Hard film was based) receives credit for creating "certain original characters" although his name is misspelled onscreen as "Roderick Thorpe. Suspicious.540. McClane must also contend with airport police. stating that they want to rescue Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero). McClane believes something is about to happen and tells the news to airport police Captain Carmine Lorenzo (Dennis Franz). killing the SWAT team.947 (worldwide) Die Hard Die Hard with a Vengeance 42 Die Hard 2 (often subtitled Die Harder)[1] is a 1990 American action film and the second in the Die Hard film series. He has 58 minutes to do so before the plane crashes. he spots two men dressed in army fatigues and carrying a package and sees that one of them has a gun.S. and Reginald VelJohnson who makes a cameo as Sgt. The film was directed by Renny Harlin. John Amos.000 (estimated) $117. Franco Nero. During the night. Fred Thompson. but Lorenzo refuses to listen and has McClane thrown out of his office. Learning the dead man is a mercenary who was thought to have been killed in action." As with the first film.with reporter Richard Thornberg (William Atherton). The film was followed by Die Hard with a Vengeance in 1995 and Live Free or Die Hard in 2007. William Sadler.540. de Souza and Doug Richardson. Art Evans. and therefore decides to fight the terrorists. They demand a Boeing 747 so they can escape to another country. killing one of them while the other escapes. the action in Die Hard 2 takes place on Christmas Eve. cutting off communication to the planes.000. McClane is waiting for his wife to land at Washington Dulles International Airport when terrorists take over the air traffic control system. as involuntary company.

the mercenaries escape on snowmobiles during a shootout between Grant's team and Stuart's team. after learning about the situation by listening in on a radio transmission from Barnes. McClane bursts in through an air vent. 43 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Lieutenant John McClane Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennero McClane William Sadler as Colonel Stuart Art Evans as Leslie Barnes Dennis Franz as Captain Carmine Lorenzo Reginald VelJohnson as Sergeant Al Powell William Atherton as Richard "Dick" Thornberg Franco Nero as General Ramon Esperanza John Amos as Major Grant Fred Thompson as Trudeau Tom Bower as Marvin Sheila McCarthy as Samantha "Sam" Coleman Don Harvey as Garber Tony Ganios as Baker Peter Nelson as Thompson Robert Patrick as O'Reilly John Leguizamo as Burke Tom Verica as Kahn Vondie Curtis-Hall as Miller Mark Boone Junior as Shockley Colm Meaney as Pilot of Windsor Airlines plane Robert Costanzo as Sergeant Vito Lorenzo Darren Naylor as Taffin . Grant comes out and fights McClane. The other planes. Stuart comes out to fight next.''Die Hard 2'' Stuart's henchmen can kill Barnes. He realizes the mercenaries and Special Forces were using blanks in their guns and are working together. which drops him off on the wing of the plane and blocks the ailerons with his jacket. ignites the rest of the fuel and destroys the plane. McClane uses his cigarette lighter to ignite the trail of leaking fuel. which travels right back to the plane. but McClane manages to open the fuel hatch. circling in the air. who had barricaded himself in the lavatory. Stuart responds by using the instrument landing system to crash a plane. and McClane and his wife are reunited. Holly uses a taser to subdue Thornberg. McClane and Barnes discover where the mercenaries are located and tell Grant and his team to raid it. McClane contacts Lorenzo to send out officers to intercept the plane. preventing the plane from taking off. leading to panic in the airport and preventing the officers from reaching the plane. However. killing everyone on board. and he succeeds by knocking McClane off the plane. Thornberg. After landing. but finds that the gun he picked up does not work. McClane escapes via the ejection seat and returns to the airport to find an Army Special Forces team led by Major Grant (John Amos) has arrived. Lorenzo tries to arrest McClane for interfering but McClane fires at Lorenzo with the blank gun making him realize that McClane is telling the truth. McClane pursues them. He gets there before Stuart's henchmen. McClane hitches a ride on a news helicopter. but Stuart traps him in the cabin and throws grenades into the cockpit. After learning of this. A two-way radio dropped by one of Stuart's henchmen tips McClane off that Esperanza is landing. phones in a sensational take on what is happening at Dulles. but ends up being sucked fatally into the engine. killing all passengers on board. use the lighted trail to land. A gunfight breaks out where McClane kills all of Stuart's men.

Soundtrack Michael Kamen. also composed the score for Die Hard 2.000 and had a wide release in 2. The Doll (3:48) 7. Retrieved 2009-07-10. "Die Hard 2: Die Harder (Review)" (http:/ / rogerebert. Icicle (2:53) 10. The Terminal (6:08) 12. osu. 1. .000. Roger (July 3.Jean Sibelius (7:29) References [1] The film's on-screen title is Die Hard 2. maxim. It garnered a "fresh" 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes."[2] Joel Siegel of Good Morning America stated that the film is "the best of the blockbusters" of 1990. com/ movies/ lists/ 43865/ greatest-movie-plane-crashes. [2] Ebert. The film had a budget of $70. Roger Ebert. Maxim named the plane crash as #2 on their list of "Greatest Movie Plane Crashes". Unlike the previous movie. the movie was a box-office success and received a reasonably positive critical reception. The Annexe Skywalk 5. Maxim. The Church (1:12) 6. The end credits of the film begin with the Christmas song "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (performed by Vaughn Monroe). as well as adapating Jean Sibelius's "Finlandia" (in a similar fashion to his incorporation of Beethoven's 9th Symphony into the score of the first Die Hard).''Die Hard 2'' 44 Reception While lacking the huge impact of the original. com/ apps/ pbcs. org/ web/ 20080621213143/ www.com [4] Leonard. The Runway (3:55) 8. General Esparanza (2:11) 4. . "The History of Computer Graphics and Effects" (http:/ / accad. almost doubling that of the first movie. and some video releases use the title Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Kamen reprises several music cues from his Die Hard score (most notably during the action sequences). com/ diehard/ trinity/ dh2/ ) refers to it as such.5 million worldwide. a soundtrack album was released alongside the movie by Varese Sarabande.[3] Production and promotion Die Hard 2 was the first movie to have a digitally manipulated matte painting. Michigan.507 theaters. Ohio State University Department of Industrial Interior and Visual Design. dll/ article?AID=/ 19900703/ REVIEWS/ 7030301/ 1023). and the film's official website (http:/ / web. In The Plane (1:37) 9.7 million its opening weekend. while noting the rather substantial plot credibility problems with the movie.5 million and $239. . The film's original advertising used "Die Harder" as both a tagline and a subtitle. suntimes. archive. It was used for the last scene. foxhome. 1990). making $21. as they did in Die Hard.[4] Industrial Light and Magic supplied the film's visual effects. the music composer for the first Die Hard movie. Matt. html). Finlandia . Snowmobiles (2:40) 11. Baggage Handling (3:45) 3. Many scenes from this film were filmed at Alpena County Regional Airport in Alpena. retrieved 2010-01-29 [3] "The Greatest Movie Plane Crashes" (http:/ / www. Die Hard 2 has domestically made $117. Colonel Stuart (1:28) 2. edu/ ~waynec/ history/ lesson14. which took place on a runway. described it as "terrific entertainment. Chicago Sun-Times. html).

allmovie.''Die Hard 2'' 45 External links • Die Hard 2 (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/work/72519) at Allmovie • Die Hard 2 (http://www.com/m/die_hard_2_die_harder/) at Rotten Tomatoes .com/title/tt0099423/) at the Internet Movie Database • Die Hard 2 (http://www.imdb.

074 Look Who's Talking Look Who's Talking Now Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to the commercially successful movie Look Who's Talking (1989). they are ages 7 and 4 respectively.''Look Who's Talking Too'' 46 Look Who's Talking Too Look Who's Talking Too Theatrical release poster Directed by Written by Starring Amy Heckerling Amy Heckerling Neal Israel John Travolta Kirstie Alley Elias Koteas Twink Caplan Gilbert Gottfried and Olympia Dukakis Bruce Willis Roseanne Barr Mel Brooks Damon Wayans Lorne Sussman as Mikey Distributed by TriStar Pictures Release date(s) December 14. In addition to this. Mikey is having trouble using a potty but the unorthodox advice he gets from his playmate Eddie (voiced by Damon Wayans) doesn't make his problem any better. 1990 Running time Country Language Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by 81 minutes United States English $47. In the following film. .789. a toddler coping with the newest addition to the family. It stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as the parents of Mikey (voiced by Bruce Willis). [1] This is also the last film in the series to feature Bruce Willis as well as Roseanne Barr as the voices of Mikey and Julie. baby Julie (voiced by Roseanne Barr).

Mollie realizes that she needs James to help her. Herbert. She dresses up for him in an attempt to get back together with him. Mollie watches the news and learns that storms are all around the area. Rona arrives and once she hears about how Stuart helped save the day. Mollie. Julie sees the head of her stuffed penguin (the one that Mikey tore apart) and decides to learn to walk and leave. However. and her parents talk. causing a bigger fire. James occasionally hangs out with his kids (including scamming their way into a movie theater) and has fun with them. to see his new baby sister. while Mikey explains to Julie why he saved her from the fire and they start to get along. Stuart is completely oblivious to the fact that he left an oven mitt on a hot stove. The mitt falls off the stove onto some newspapers. . he gets her back in the mood and they continue. Stuart soons develops a romance with Mollie's best friend Rona (Twink Caplan) and they even start dating. and him going into the hospital room. James runs in and gets the fire extinguisher and puts out the fire. One manages to get around her diaphragm. she catches them with a crack pipe (which greatly disgusts and frightens her). Duringt this process. She is born through a c-section and is taken to the nursery. She asks Stuart to marry her and he agrees. Mikey and Julie panic and he pushes her out of the apartment and saves them both from the fire. and "rapes" the egg who feels both violated and pleasured. However. he has to be a responsible big brother. They tell Mikey that he's got to be potty trained. "Who's this asshole?" He gets jealous of her immediately. with James. Meanwhile. causing it to catch fire. he tears up one of Julie's favorite stuffed penguins (which she calls "her friend. Mikey is having trouble using a potty so he gets some advice from Eddie. he says hello. Mollie stops the boys and when she does. and she asks. a burglar breaks in and runs when Stuart comes in with his unloaded gun. she falls deeper in love with him. of Mollie (Kirstie Alley) and James (John Travolta) saving baby Mikey (voice of Bruce Willis). Mikey uses the toilet and calls his parents. At some point in time. The film cuts to James' sperm cells traveling toward Mollie's egg. Mollie sees this and is excited calling James and Stuart. Mikey learns that with his new baby sister on the way. the egg teases the sperm cells since the diaphragm is blocking them from getting it. It opens with Mollie and James preparing to have sex. he warns him about Mr.''Look Who's Talking Too'' 47 Synopsis The movie picks up in between the events. Toilet Man (voiced by Mel Brooks) who's actually just a figment of their imaginations. Mikey is upset about James being gone and out of anger. Mollie discovers she's pregnant and James is working diligently. you'll hear the Tri-Star Pictures theme while Julie is walking. He goes to check on him and returns to Mollie. Mikey gets scared and calls James into the room. The police arrive soon afterwards and arrest the thief. leaving Stuart with Mikey and Julie. her umbilical cord gets caught around her neck. One night. She goes to get James before he takes off. with him ensuring her is wearing her diaphragm. a baby girl (voice of Roseanne Barr) is conceived during this process. who arrived in the elevator. The parents fight about Mollie's brother Stuart (Elias Koteas) staying there which leads to her kicking out James. James and Mollie. A few days later. One day. Although she fell asleep. who are immensely proud of him. putting her in distress. One day."). James. When she and Mikey meet. Mollie and James catch up with Stuart and ask where Mikey and Julie are. who's already potty trained. She is named Julie. from almost being hit by a car. They see the smoke in the apartment and run in to get the kids. Mikey realizes one night that he hasn't been very nice to Julie and decides to try to do so. When the baby is about to be born. Mollie exclaims that she hasn't felt that happy about Mikey since he was born. If you listen carefully. Mikey and his playmate Eddie (voice of Damon Wayans) try to walk off with Julie's stroller and decide to ditch her at the zoo. She manages to walk without support. The next day.

was played during the scene when baby Julie practices walking." When the movie airs on ABC Family. Look Who's Talking Now.''Look Who's Talking Too'' 48 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • John Travolta as James Ubriacco / voice of James' sperm cells Kirstie Alley as Mollie Jensen-Ubriacco / voice of Mollie's egg (uncredited) Elias Koteas as Stuart Jensen Twink Caplan as Rona Olympia Dukakis as Rosie Jensen Lesley Ewen as Debbie (Eddie's mom) Gilbert Gottfried as Joey. Toilet Man. the baby gym instructor Bruce Willis as Michael "Mikey" Jensen-Ubriacco Roseanne Barr as Julie Ubriacco Damon Wayans as Eddie Mel Brooks as Mr. Michael (1990-12-14)." he said. many of the film's deleted scenes (such as Mollie threatening Mikey with a spanking if he takes his sister away again) are shown. Toilet Man Voices Alternate versions On Fox Family. com/ 1990-12-14/ entertainment/ ca-6596_1_star-talking-babies). "'Look Who's Talking Too' Needs a Diaper Change" (http:/ / articles. under the pseudonym "Baby Guess". and Gilbert Gottfried.com/title/tt0100050/) at the Internet Movie Database . composed by Dave Grusin. This film was followed by another sequel. instead of John Travolta saying "Don't make me look like an asshole. "Don't make me look like a jackass. Also appearing are Olympia Dukakis. References [1] Wilmington. Due to scheduling conflicts. Retrieved 2010-08-24. Mel Brooks makes a cameo appearance as the voice of Mr. Baby actors in the film included Lorne Sussman and Megan Milner. providing the voice of baby Julie. she declined the role. Elias Koteas. Production The film is notable for coming out so soon after the original and for being extremely short in time length compared to the previous film. Casting The bum teaser at the end of the original Look Who's Talking portrayed Joan Rivers. latimes. External links • Look Who's Talking Too (http://www. A variation exists at the beginning of the logo when Bruce Willis (voice of Mikey) was doing a Mister Ed imitation. The famous TriStar Pictures theme music.imdb. LA Times. in 1993. Further vocal talents include Damon Wayans in a supporting role as Mikey's friend Eddie. .

''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' 49 The Bonfire of the Vanities (film) The Bonfire of the Vanities Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Narrated by Starring Brian De Palma Brian De Palma Tom Wolfe (novel) Michael Cristofer (screenplay) Bruce Willis Tom Hanks Bruce Willis Melanie Griffith Kim Cattrall Saul Rubinek Morgan Freeman Dave Grusin Music by Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond Editing by Beth Jochem Besterveld Bill Pankow David Ray Warner Bros.192 The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe. Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow. lust and vanity in America.691. and Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy." . The screenplay was written by Michael Cristofer. The film was marketed with the tagline "An outrageous story of greed. [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue December 21. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and stars Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy.000. Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. and the original music score was composed by Dave Grusin.000 (estimated) $15. Sherman's wife. 1990 126 minutes United States English $47.

or that the District Attorney Weiss pushed this case not in the interest of justice but in the interest of appealing to minority voters to further his political career by appealing to their desire to "get even". the New York community fragments into different factions who use the case to suit their own cynical purposes. . Finally. indigent alcoholic journalist Peter Fallow. Sherman gets his hands on a tape and plays the recording in court. to which Judge White launches into a tirade that they have no right to act self-righteous and smarmy. or that they are above Sherman. and knows of secret recordings of conversations in the apartment made by the authorities to prove that the woman is not in fact living in the rent-controlled apartment herself. he asserts that the tape is all his (making it admissible evidence and it is technically truthful since it refers only to the dummy tape he was holding and ignores the real tape that is hidden which is not his). who has been discovered as the hit-and-run driver. Cristofer's original script ended cynically with the supposed victim of the hit-and-run walking out of the hospital. narrates in voice-over. That ending did not test well with audiences and was dropped. in order to cultivate the image as an avenger for the minorities and be propelled to the mayorship of New York City. considering Reverend Bacon claims to help disadvantaged New Yorkers but actually engages in race baiting. Maria guns the engine. When they are approached by two black youths. where it reveals Maria directly contradicting the evidence she has just given.''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' 50 Plot Sherman McCoy is a Wall Street investor who makes millions while enjoying the good life and the sexual favors of Maria Ruskin. resulting in his acquittal. As Sherman is brought to his knees. Weiss recognizes the press coverage inherent in prosecuting the callow Sherman. almost all of DA Weiss' prosecutions end up with black and Puerto Rican defendants going to prison and Weiss is seeking a white defendant for purposes of convincing the minority-majority community that he is worth re-electing. a Southern belle gold digger. who was English in the book but American in the film. where there is a large audience applauding Peter Fallow's premiere of his book. who in turn covertly supplies it to Sherman McCoy's defense lawyer. Meanwhile. The people in the court go into an uproar. Sherman plays the tape in a tape recorder inside his briefcase connected to a small loudspeaker that he holds on the desk. who is the Bronx District Attorney seeking re-election. Fallow says that Sherman McCoy has moved away from New York City to an unknown destination. anxious for a story to make good with his editor. The two drive away and decide not to report the accident to the police. which she gives to Fallow. suggesting that the whole scenario was concocted. She discovers information about the McCoy case. The Fallow character. Sherman is left without any allies to support him except for the sympathetic Judge Leonard White and the remorseful Fallow. showing she has been perjuring herself and causing her to faint. running over one of the teenagers and putting him in a coma. According to Judge Leonard White. The film ends as it begins. When the judge orders that he approach the bench with this evidence . comes upon the hit-and-run case as a rallying point for the black community calling upon Jewish district attorney Abe Weiss. presumably to live in obscurity. Sherman and Maria are driving back to Maria's apartment from JFK airport when they take a wrong turn on the expressway and the two find themselves in the "war-zone" of the South Bronx. Fallow gains a tremendous advantage and insight into the case when he is dating a woman who is the sub-letting landlady of Maria's apartment.

But I mean. the studio forced the director to cast Bruce Willis (who had starred in the successful 1988 film Die Hard) as Fallow instead."[3] Salamon's . but demanded a fee of $1 million. chose to not be credited over a contract dispute. Arkin was replaced by Morgan Freeman when the studio decided to change the judge's ethnicity from Jewish to African-American in order to moderate criticism of the film's racial politics. For instance. the studio took liberties with the source material.[2] Also. She portrayed it all very accurately." In one notorious instance. Walter Matthau was initially offered the role of the judge. Judge Leonard White. who has a significant part in the film. When De Palma was unable to deliver an actor. the book shows that Brian de Palma had a difficult relationship with then-rising-star Bruce Willis who. this particular scene ended up being considerably shorter and simpler than originally intended. making Sherman McCoy more sympathetic and adding a subplot involving a minor character. in words of Julie Salamon. I let Julie Salamon see everything. written by Julie Salamon. The controversies surrounding the film would be detailed in a book called The Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood (1991). during the filming of one scene in which Willis was with Alan King (the scene in which the character played by King dies).000. We were very enthusiastic about what we were doing. Lastly.''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' 51 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy Saul Rubinek as Jed Kramer Morgan Freeman as Judge Leonard White John Hancock as Reverend Bacon Kevin Dunn as Tom Killian Clifton James as Albert Fox Louis Giambalvo as Ray Andruitti Barton Heyman as Detective Martin Norman Parker as Detective Goldberg Donald Moffat as Mr McCoy Alan King as Arthur Ruskin Beth Broderick as Caroline Heftshank Kurt Fuller as Pollard Browning Adam LeFevre as Rawlie Thorpe Richard Libertini as Ed Rifkin Kirsten Dunst as Campbell McCoy Geraldo Rivera as Robert Corso Production The film was plagued by controversy: the role of Peter Fallow was offered to both Jack Nicholson and John Cleese (Fallow was English in the novel) by Brian De Palma. allegedly because it was very hot on the set. Willis challenged the crew to make the whole scene move along faster. The producers balked at meeting his price and signed Alan Arkin instead for a modest $150. Brian De Palma described The Devil's Candy as "a very good book. F. and dialogue was added to have the judge give the final denouncement towards the manipulative actions of the main characters. Even though Willis was called out of the set by de Palma to discuss this incident. nobody realized it was going wrong when we were making it. "was generally disliked by most of the cast and crew [due to his ego]. Murray Abraham. but both turned down the role.

track for another 250 ft. Courthouse exteriors were at the Mario Merola Building / Bronx County Courthouse. ride it for 380 ft. and further material by Salamon (in which she describes Bruce Willis's negative reaction to the book). "Director of Photography Vilmos Zsigmond said he's going to make it beautiful. The rain and the phone box were fake. Maria Ruskin (Melanie Griffith) arrives in New York on an Air France Concorde. Others complained that despite opening with a well-executed tracking shot.[10] The actress playing the P. get out again. late at night.000[5] and lasted just 10 seconds in the final cut. get off it again. The exteriors that were supposed to be Park Avenue really were Park Avenue." retorted the director. featuring Tom Hanks fighting with the sword from the statue of blind justice. Tom Hanks's real-life wife.[4] The 5-camera shot cost $80.[9] The five-minute Steadicam shot of Peter Fallow arriving at the Palm Court of the Winter Garden was a tour de force for operator Larry McConkey. but initially grossed just over US$15 million at the US box office. The huge party scenes in Act 3 were shot at the L. The lobby scenes were shot at 77 Park Avenue—De Palma said he hated that lobby. Many critics complained about the casting. while winning a bet that he could make the scene an essential part of the movie. Several of the sets parodied the home decorated by Robert Denning and Vincent Fourcade for Carolyne Roehm and Henry Kravis. at night. after a frantic search that drove the executive producers crazy. woman who accompanies Bruce Willis during the shot is Rita Wilson.R. to serve as a backdrop. This was a farcical scene depicting Sherman McCoy and the judge battling the protesters.''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' book was re-released in 2002 with a revised title. Eric Schwab." "I hate beautiful. were finally shot at Queens County Courthouse. calculated the time and day when a runway at JFK would line up exactly with the setting sun. But he sucked it up." said Caruso. get on a golf cart.A. In one notable visual scene in the film. but it was all co-producer Fred Caruso could come up with. A camera assistant was injured on the first attempt. the $2 million scene that had taken five nights to shoot was dropped. After three separate test audiences said they hated it. designed by Richard Sylbert. stage in Burbank. The subway entrance was fake — there is no subway station there. Reception The film itself was a critical and commercial flop when it was first released. get into the elevator. "Don't worry. The film cost an estimated US$47 million to make.[8] Another courthouse scene was shot at the Essex County Courthouse in Newark.[7] The courthouse scenes. the first two acts of the film were horribly paced and that too much time was spent making Sherman McCoy a likable character rather than advancing the plot of the story. The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco. and managed to film in the single 30-second time period when this occurs in any given year. 52 Locations Sherman and Judy McCoy's luxury apartment was built on the Warner Bros. especially the casting of Hanks and Willis as McCoy and Fallow. He had to track backwards. Schwab also directed the opening title shot — an almost equally elaborate and expensive set-up requiring a 24-hour timelapse of Manhattan. The shoot took eight nights. Natural History Museum. from a camera platform beside a gargoyle on top of the Chrysler Building. . track backwards 234 ft. The film's Second Unit Director.[6] The cover of Peter Fallow's book in the film is a reproduction of the original first edition of Tom Wolfe's novel from 1987.

[6] "Vincent Fourcade .Trivia (http:/ / www. [2] The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) . and I said. sat-planet. but this was a studio movie with Tom Hanks in it. especially in Eastern Europe. including Worst Picture. in the countries of former Yugoslavia it has been aired on various TV stations dozens of times. so I was sort of left to my own devices and pursued ways in which I thought I could make this movie more commercial and keep some edge of the book.I thought we were going to get away with it. com/ title/ tt0099165/ trivia) [3] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93.200 [9] Salamon. December 2008. p.''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' Of the way Tom Wolfe's story was adapted. Worst Supporting Actress (Kim Cattrall) and Worst Screenplay. . Julie (1991).[13] [14] [15] 53 References [1] "The New Hollywood Hot Property The competition for movie rights is so fierce that manuscripts are bought by producers even before they cross the publisher's desk" (http:/ / articles. and you get it out of the time that it was released.” And I think if you look at the movie now. however. the film achieved a cult status in Europe. php?t=4765& page=5 . net/ showthread. moved on and went over to Columbia Pictures. De Palma had his editors change it to real-time action — an incredibly time-consuming and expensive process which essentially consisted of editing out every other frame. but did not win any of those categories. 169 – one of twenty five persons named by the magazine "Interior Design Legends". However. [7] Salamon. p.223 [11] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93. If you’re going to do The Bonfire of the Vanities.372. v. the film was nominated for 5 Golden Raspberry Awards. Retrieved 2010-11-18.94 [12] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93. January 2000. and it is considered one of De Palma's major works. [5] Salamon. I think John Lithgow would have been a better choice for Sherman McCoy. The Devil's Candy. Architectural Digest.94 [4] "'THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES' (1990)" (http:/ / findarticles. p... Worst Actress (Melanie Griffith). The pain of this decision was excruciating. aspx [14] http:/ / www. The Los Angeles Times. but because it was such an expensive movie we tried to humanize the Sherman McCoy character – a very unlikeable character. slatkocose. and you don’t know anything about the book.171 [8] Salamon. “Well. In an attempt to make it more palatable to test audiences. December 2008. p. latimes. com/ p/ articles/ mi_qn4158/ is_20070202/ ai_n17205796). 243. The scene had originally been shot for slow motion. I think you can see it in a whole different way. but we didn’t. php?33591-Filmovi-na-satelitu-i-tv/ page10 [15] http:/ / www. December 2008."[11] De Palma has. by Mitchell Owens. New York: Dell. you would have to make it a lot darker and more cynical. hr/ film/ 5818/ vatromet-tastine. p. imdb. . org/ showthread. once we had cast Tom Hanks. p. this is a movie. been quick to downplay the notion that the movie suffered because of studio interference: "The initial producers. We made a couple of choices that in retrospect were wrong. p. We could have done that if we’d been making a low-budget movie. 57 #1.94 [13] http:/ / mojtv. com/ 1990-06-03/ entertainment/ ca-853_1_film-rights/ 2). ISBN 0 385 30824 8. because he would have got the blue-blood arrogance of the character. Worst Director."[12] Overall. [10] Salamon. Brian De Palma said "the initial concept of it was incorrect.CELEBRATING THE PLEASURES OF MAGNIFICENT EXCESS". For example. and it is almost regularly being aired every year. I knew that the people who read the book were going to be extremely unhappy. it isn’t the book. p. much like the character in The Magnificent Ambersons. p.

com/work/6609) at Allmovie • The Bonfire of the Vanities (http://www.allmovie.''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' 54 External links • The Bonfire of the Vanities (http://www.rottentomatoes.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=bonfireofthevanities.htm) at Box Office Mojo • The Bonfire of the Vanities (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099165/) at the Internet Movie Database • The Bonfire of the Vanities (http://www.com/m/bonfire_of_the_vanities/) at Rotten Tomatoes .

It was directed by Alan Rudolph and stars Demi Moore. and Harvey Keitel. who is interrogated by the police about the death of her friend's husband. drug-addict husband of Cynthia's friend Joyce (Glenne Headly).''Mortal Thoughts'' 55 Mortal Thoughts Mortal Thoughts Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Alan Rudolph Taylor Hackford Stuart Benjamin William Reilly Claude Kerven Demi Moore Bruce Willis Glenne Headly John Pankow Harvey Keitel Billie Neal Frank Vincent Mark Isham Music by Cinematography Elliot Davis Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Tom Walls Columbia Pictures April 19. 1991 102 minutes United States English $8 million $19.321 Mortal Thoughts is a 1991 mystery film thriller. Bruce Willis plays James Urbanski. Bruce Willis.018. the violent. based on the story of a woman. . who is murdered one horrible evening at a nearby Feast of Saint Rocco festival.

com/ movies/ ?id=mortalthoughts. Joyce's parents Karen Shallo as Gloria. The interrogation arouses particular suspicion about whether Cynthia's own husband could have informed the police about the incident and anything which his wife could have confided in him. James' mother External links • Mortal Thoughts [1] at the Internet Movie Database • Mortal Thoughts [2] at Box Office Mojo • Mortal Thoughts [3] at Rotten Tomatoes References [1] http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ title/ tt0102469/ [2] http:/ / www.''Mortal Thoughts'' 56 Plot The film revolves mainly around a scene in which Cynthia Kellogg (Demi Moore) is interrogated by two investigators at the police station. The deposition given by Cynthia is supported by detailed flashbacks throughout the film. htm [3] http:/ / www. com/ m/ mortal_thoughts/ . rottentomatoes. imdb. Cast • • • • • • • • Demi Moore as Cynthia Kellogg Bruce Willis as James Urbanski Glenne Headly as Joyce Urbanski John Pankow as Arthur Kellogg Harvey Keitel as Detective John Woods Billie Neal as Detective Linda Nealon Frank Vincent and Doris McCarthy as Dominic and Jeanette.

Richard E. The plot combines material based on conspiracy theories. and Sandra Bernhard are also featured.[4] The live action film makes heavy use of cartoon-style slapstick.218. 1991 100 minutes United States English Italian $51 million [2] [3] $17. Lorraine Toussaint. Grant. and historic . James Coburn. secret societies. David Caruso. de Souza Daniel Waters Bruce Willis Robert Kraft Bruce Willis Danny Aiello Andie MacDowell James Coburn Sandra Bernhard Richard E. Bruce Willis stars in the title role and also co-wrote the story. Frank Stallone.080 (USA) Hudson Hawk is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann. Grant David Caruso Michael Kamen Robert Kraft [1] Music by Cinematography Dante Spinotti Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Chris Lebenzon Michael Tronick TriStar Pictures May 24. which enhances the movie's signature surreal humour.''Hudson Hawk'' 57 Hudson Hawk Hudson Hawk Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Screenplay by Story by Starring Michael Lehmann Joel Silver Steven E. Danny Aiello. Andie MacDowell. including sound effects.

Alfred. Tommy trips Snickers. headquartered in the Esposizione Universale Roma (E. The company. the Da Vinci Codex. during which Kit Kat and Butterfingers are betrayed and killed by Minerva. However. who take him to Darwin and Minerva Mayflower. The holders of the various players' puppet strings turn out to be a "psychotic American corporation". including his own parole officer. with Tommy trapped inside and George on the hood. but when Hawk sticks needles into Antony Mario's face they try to run him down (as the stretcher Hawk is on falls out of the ambulance as it speeds along the highway). but eventually refuses to steal the helicopter design. to stop the Mayflowers from successfully operating the machine.''Hudson Hawk'' mysteries. The movie culminates in a showdown at Leonardo's castle. Peter's Basilica. it explodes and kills Minerva. 58 Plot The story begins with Eddie "Hudson Hawk" Hawkins (Bruce Willis). Hudson and Baragli escape the castle and discover that Tommy survived the crash due to airbags and sprinklers inside the limo. and the team of Hudson. and Baragli.. In the battle that follows. and it explodes just as it falls over a cliff. The movie ends with Hudson finally drinking a cappuccino. Sister Anna Baragli (Andie MacDowell). Hawk meets CIA head George Kaplan (James Coburn) and his CIA agents: Snickers (Don Harvey). but are both killed when their driver crashes the ambulance due to the needles in Antony's face. but is foiled each time. Immediately afterwards. is seeking to take over the world by reconstructing "La Macchina dell'Oro". Five-Tone. and the CIA into doing several dangerous art heists. Tommy fights Darwin and Alfred inside Darwin's limo. and Butterfinger (Andrew Brynarski). causing his bomb launcher to shoot a bomb onto his head.[5] A recurring plot device in the film has Hudson and his partner Tommy "Five-Tone" (Aiello) singing songs concurrently but separately. Kit Kat and Butterfinger take Anna to the castle. a master burglar and safe-cracker. initially his tail and later his refuge (and subsequent love interest). Mayflower Industries. take Hawk away inside an ambulance. while Hudson fights George Kaplan on the roof. and knocks him on top of the limo. a minor Newark Mafia family headed by Cesar Mario (referred to as the Mario Bros. Alfred (Donald Burton). After blowing up an auctioneer to cover up the theft of the Sforza. and eventually decapitates him on his own blades. jumps out of the limo with Darwin and plants a bomb on it. and Tommy "Five-Tone" Messina (Danny Aiello). and a scale model of DaVinci's helicopter design. Hudson attempts to enjoy a cappuccino. but Hawk intentionally leaves out one small piece.R. Darwin is electrocuted and Hawk battles Alfred. run by a husband-and-wife team Darwin Mayflower (Richard E. Hawk successfully steals the Da Vinci Codex from another museum. is an operative for a secretive Vatican counter-espionage agency. Grant) and Minerva Mayflower (Sandra Bernhard) and their blade-slinging butler. attempting to celebrate his first day of parole from prison with a cappuccino. when the Mayflowers try the machine. Before he can get it. fakes his death so they can escape.) in Rome. between the remaining CIA agents.U. which makes an unexplained arrangement with the CIA to assist in the Roman portion of Hudson's mission. though apparently intending all along to use the connection to foil the robbery at St. Almond Joy (Lorraine Toussaint). as well as outlandish "clockpunk" technology à la Coburn's Our Man Flint movies of the 1960s. Darwin and Minerva force Hawk to put together the crystal powering the machine. Throughout the movie.). a machine purportedly invented by Leonardo da Vinci (Stefano Molinari) which converts lead into gold. Willis-Aiello duets of Bing Crosby's Swinging on a Star and Paul Anka's Side by Side feature on the movie's soundtrack. the Mayflowers. to time and synchronize their exploits. called the Vatican Organization. the Mario Bros. as a reference to Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. Hudson's friend and partner. Kit Kat (David Caruso). though wounded. A special assembly of crystals needed for the machine to function are hidden in a variety of Leonardo's artworks: the maquette of the Sforza. he is blackmailed by various entities. they are found and attacked by the CIA Agents. As a result. Hudson and Tommy escape while Snickers and Almond Joy are killed when the bomb goes off. .

beg them to stop. and to continue making movies under their own names. Catch The Hawk". Part of the reason for the box office failure is that the film is clearly intended as an absurd comedy and yet was marketed as an action film one year after the success of Die Hard 2. Catch The Excitement. Catch The Hawk" was changed to "Catch The Adventure. "A movie this unspeakably awful can make an audience a little crazy. You want to throw things. Columbia and Tri-Star were allowed to keep their own logos. Because Hawk (in conjunction with other unsuccessful movies from the same studio) had lost so much money. the Sony Corporation had to salvage TriStar by purchasing its remaining stock.) .[7] [8] [9] [10] [11] James Brundage of AMC filmcritic said the film was "so implausible and so over the top that it lets inconsistency roll off like water on a duck's back. Catch The Laughter. In his autobiography. (Interestingly. Richard E. and by reorganizing the company as part of the recently-formed Sony Studios. When the film came to home video the tag line "Catch The Adventure. noting the ad-hoc nature of the production and extensive rewriting and replotting during the actual filming. but has not made any further forays into scriptwriting."[13] It received Razzie Awards for Worst Director.[14] Effect on TriStar Pictures Hudson Hawk has the dubious distinction of being the final film produced by TriStar Pictures prior to their being bought out and merged with Columbia Pictures (which was going through similar financial difficulties).''Hudson Hawk'' 59 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Eddie "Hudson Hawk" Hawkins[6] Danny Aiello as Tommy "Five-Tone" Messina Andie MacDowell as Anna Baragli Richard E. Raise The Titanic. Grant as Darwin Mayflower Sandra Bernhard as Minerva Mayflower James Coburn as George Kaplan Donald Burton as Alfred Andrew Bryniarski as Butterfinger David Caruso as Kit Kat Lorraine Toussaint as Almond Joy Don Harvey as Snickers Doug Martin as Igg Steve Martin as Ook Leonardo Cimino as The Cardinal Frank Stallone as Cesar Mario Carmine Zozzara as Anthony Mario Emily Eby as Peppermint Patty Reception The film received very negative critical reviews and was overall a box office bomb. Grant diarises the production of the film in detail. Willis went on to become one of the leading box-office stars of the 1990s. following the costly failure of three ambitiously-expensive movies: The Legend of the Lone Ranger. and Saturn 3. With Nails. As with United Artists when they were bought out by MGM. TriStar was first formed under similar circumstances: with stock purchased from Lord Grade's now-defunct ITC."[12] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said of the film. yell at the actors. Worst Screenplay and Worst Picture.

played by Sandra Bernhard is sitting on a desk singing the song while it is being played on her headphones. Side by Side . latimes. chicagotribune. as the Hawk. John (05:38) 2. Sony Imagesoft released versions of the game for the NES and Game Boy. Retrieved 2010-10-28. [5] "Real `Hudson Hawk`" (http:/ / articles. chicagotribune. com/ 1992-01-12/ entertainment/ ca-461_1_hudson-hawk). Why the 'Hudson Hawk' Budget Soared So High" (http:/ / select. janitors. nytimes. including dachshunds that try to throw him off the roof of the auction house. Welcome to Rome (01:46) 6. boxofficemojo. and a tennis player (presumably Darwin Mayflower). [9] "Hudson Hawk Buried in a Landslide" (http:/ / articles. [7] "No Blockbusters Among This Crop of Memorial Day Movies" (http:/ / articles. com/ movies/ ?id=hudsonhawk. References [1] "Hudson Hawk" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2010-10-28. The Los Angeles Times. [2] "FILM. com/ 1991-05-28/ entertainment/ ca-2601_1_memorial-day). It is a side-scrolling game where the player. washingtonpost. Igg and Ook (02:22) 8. Then Castle Da Vinci has to be infiltrated in order to steal the mirrored crystal needed to power the gold machine. Minerva Mayflower. Leonardo (04:55) 5. Retrieved 2010-10-29. Cartoon Fight (02:54) 9. Chicago Tribune. . The Los Angeles Times. . The New York Times. photographers. while Ocean Software released it for the Commodore 64. latimes. . Released by Varèse Sarabande in 1991. Hudson Hawk Theme . . Stealing the Codex (01:58) 7. .''Hudson Hawk'' 60 Soundtrack listing Music composed and conducted by Michael Kamen for the film. com/ 1991-06-02/ features/ 9102190255_1_hudson-hawk-film-million-budget). Amiga. Retrieved 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2010-12-20. com/ 1991-05-19/ entertainment/ 9102140878_1_eddie-hawkins-hudson-river-film). com/ 1991-05-24/ entertainment/ ca-2308_1_hudson-hawk). [3] http:/ / www. .Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello (02:53) . . killer nuns. On his journey. Chicago Tribune. Hudson Hawk Theme (instrumental) (05:18) The song "The Power" by Snap! is featured. Retrieved 2010-10-28. must steal the Sforza and the Codex from the auction house and the Vatican. and Atari ST. The Gold Room (05:57) 10. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ hudsonhawkrhinson_a0a682. there are eleven tracks in all. although not included on the soundtrack. com/ gst/ abstract. Washington Post. when Hudson Hawk is taken for the first time to the headquarters of the Mayflowers. htm [4] "Hawk better fly Are action-adventure movies dying or dormant?" (http:/ / articles. [8] "Bruce Willis' 'Hudson Hawk' Fails to Fly as Comedy Caper" (http:/ / articles. Hawk must face many oddball adversaries.Sung in incorrect order of verses (the plot device in the movie refers to the original track length as 5:32) 3. latimes. Retrieved 2010-10-29. ZX Spectrum. respectively. .Dr.Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello (02:18) (the plot device in the movie refers to the original track length as 6:00) 4. . com/ 1991-05-19/ entertainment/ ca-3167_1_joel-silver). latimes. htm). html?res=F2061EF73A5C0C758EDDAC0894D9494D81). [6] "Summer Movie Special : Bruce & Joel's Q & A Adventure : Partners-in-action Bruce Willis and producer Joel Silver fire away on everything from 'Hudson Hawk' to the press" (http:/ / articles. The Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times. Hawk Swing (03:41) 11. Video game A video game based on the film was released in 1991 for various home computers and game consoles. 1. Swinging on a Star .

The Los Angeles Times. 61 External links • Hudson Hawk (http://www.boxofficemojo. Chicago Tribune. rollingstone. latimes. [11] "Smug `Hudson Hawk` Looks Like A Turkey" (http:/ / articles.imdb. latimes.com/title/tt0102070/) at the Internet Movie Database • Hudson Hawk (http://www.htm) at Box Office Mojo . com/ 1991-05-29/ entertainment/ ca-2570_1_box-office). Retrieved 2010-10-28. . com/ misc/ emporium. com/ 1991-06-09/ entertainment/ ca-676_1_hudson-hawk).Hudson Hawk (http:/ / www.com/movies/?id=hudsonhawk″. nsf/ reviews/ Hudson-Hawk) [13] Rolling Stone .com/work/23773) at Allmovie • Hudson Hawk (http://www. chicagotribune. The Los Angeles Times.allmovie.''Hudson Hawk'' [10] "FILM COMMENT : Who Was That 'Moonlighting' Detective? Maybe He Can Piece It Together for Us" (http:/ / articles. com/ 1991-05-24/ entertainment/ 9102160454_1_hudson-hawk-eddie-hawkins-heathers). [12] filmcritic . . filmcritic. com/ reviews/ movie/ 5948221/ review/ 5948222/ hudson_hawk) [14] "'Backdraft' Burns 'Hawk's' Wings at the Box Office" (http:/ / articles.Hudson Hawk (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-10-29. . Retrieved 2010-10-03.

and Bruce Willis.565. Steve Buscemi.''Billy Bathgate (film)'' 62 Billy Bathgate (film) Billy Bathgate Original Theatrical Poster Directed by Written by Robert Benton Novel: E. Doctorow distanced himself from the film for the extensive manner in which it deviated from the book in style and content. It is based on the novel of the same name by E.000 $15. starring Loren Dean as the titular character and Dustin Hoffman as gangster Dutch Schultz. . Doctorow. Doctorow Screenplay: Tom Stoppard Dustin Hoffman Nicole Kidman Loren Dean Steven Hill Steve Buscemi and Bruce Willis Mark Isham Starring Music by Cinematography Néstor Almendros Editing by Alan Heim David Ray Robert M.363 Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Billy Bathgate is a 1991 American crime film directed by Robert Benton. United States English $48.000. 1991 106 min. The film co-stars Nicole Kidman. Reitano Touchstone Pictures November 1. Steven Hill.L.L. The screenplay is by Tom Stoppard.

the best Billy can do in the end is try to save Drew's life and his own. Dutch and his thugs take Bo captive and prepare to send him to a watery grave. Awards and nominations The film received one Golden Globe nomination.''Billy Bathgate (film)'' 63 Plot Billy Behan is a poor 15-year-old kid in the 1930s Bronx. Dutch brings along his "protege" Billy and the sophisticated lady Drew to put up a front of respectability. Cast • • • • • • • • • • Dustin Hoffman as Arthur "Dutch" Schultz Nicole Kidman as Drew Preston Loren Dean as Billy Bathgate Bruce Willis as Bo Weinberg Steven Hill as Otto Berman Stanley Tucci as Lucky Luciano Mike Starr as Julie Martin Steve Buscemi as Irving Frances Conroy as Mary Behan Moira Kelly as Becky Production The film was shot in Hamlet. In an episode of VH1 television's Confessions of a Teen Idol. is busy trying to beat a rap in court and also determine whether his partner Bo Weinberg has been betraying him. North Carolina and Saratoga Springs. Jamie Walters claimed he was up for a part in Billy Bathgate and even went to Dustin Hoffman's house to audition. Dutch proceeds to claim the attentions of beautiful Drew Preston. Billy adopts the name of a neighborhood street and begins to work for the organization. Facing a court case in an upstate New York rural community. • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (Nicole Kidman) . Billy is taught the ropes by Dutch's business associate Otto Berman and given menial chores. Billy falls for her and admires his new boss. a married young socialite Bo has been seeing who clearly has a weakness for powerful. dangerous men. it is Billy who eventually helps prove that Bo lied about his whereabouts. While his boss Dutch stands trial. Even though he likes Bo. a free spirit who likes having Billy's eye on her as she bathes nude in the woods. ingratiating himself to the locals with good manners and money. Billy's job is to keep an eye on Drew. meanwhile. New York. Unable to intervene on Bo's behalf. Dutch. but ultimately did not get the part. After the wealthy gangster Dutch Schultz takes him under his wing. at least until witnessing first-hand exactly how ruthless a criminal Dutch really is.

com/ movies/ ?id=billybathgate. boxofficemojo. htm . com/ title/ tt0101453/ [2] http:/ / www. imdb.''Billy Bathgate (film)'' 64 External links • Billy Bathgate [1] at the Internet Movie Database • Billy Bathgate [2] at Box Office Mojo References [1] http:/ / www.

The movie was produced by Warner Bros.509. Pictures and Geffen Pictures and directed by Tony Scott.925 The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 action film starring Bruce Willis as a former Secret Service agent. and Damon Wayans as a retired professional football player. 1991 105 minutes USA English $59. The two join forces to solve the murder of Wayans' character’s girlfriend (played by the then-little known Halle Berry). .''The Last Boy Scout'' 65 The Last Boy Scout The Last Boy Scout Theatrical poster Directed by Produced by Written by Tony Scott Joel Silver Michael Levy Story: Shane Black Greg Hicks Screenplay: Shane Black Bruce Willis Damon Wayans Danielle Harris Halle Berry Michael Kamen Starring Music by Cinematography Ward Russell Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Gross revenue Stuart Baird Mark Goldblatt Geffen Pictures Silver Pictures Warner Bros. December 13. now working as a private detective.

but is unsuccessful. He orders Milo to frame Joe for the murder before executing him. allowing them to fight their way free. Joe immediately crosses paths with her over-protective boyfriend. Milo survives his crash and kidnaps Darian after Joe leaves her to wait for the police. in a drug-induced rage. which in turn led to a (possibly) erroneous gambling charge that ended his career. After an annoyed Jimmy takes Cory away for some private time. Cole shoots three opposing players to make it to the end zone. destroying Cory's evidence in the process. Joe takes Jimmy home and meets his daughter Darian (Danielle Harris). Secret Service agent-turned Private Detective. Baynard. Joe blows up his car to kill the assassins. As the police move in.''The Last Boy Scout'' 66 Synopsis During a rainy football game between (fictional) teams from Los Angeles and Cleveland. At Cory's house.S. is being bribed by Los Angeles football team owner Sheldon "Shelly" Marcone (Noble Willingham). Baynard has proven too expensive to bribe. Jimmy and Joe discover she had proof that Sen. As Joe turns the tables on his would-be assassin. Knowing Milo will attempt to shoot Baynard from a sniper position on the stadium lights. Grabbing the game ball. They manage to capture both briefcases after running the bodyguards and Milo off the road. in turn prompting her murder by Marcone's men. is shot dead by the hitmen hiding in the car. Cole ingests PCP and. stopping to confront the other driver. Cole kneels down and announces "Ain't life a bitch?" before shooting himself in the head. since he knew too much. they appear trapped. but Marcone's top henchman. after giving Joe an assignment to act as bodyguard for a stripper named Cory (Halle Berry). Hallenbeck's indifference and lack of anger towards either of them frustrates his wife. Joe had been a respected agent in the Secret Service and even once saved President Jimmy Carter's life. enraged. They also eliminated Mike. Joe goes after him while sending Jimmy to warn Baynard. the police. The same morning. Approached by more hitmen to finish them off as well. knocking him down just as Milo begins shooting. Joe decides to wait outside. The next morning. Cory immediately gets into a minor car accident and. After another police interrogation. Joe finds him and they fight. by switching a briefcase of graft money intended for Baynard's men with one containing a bomb. Jimmy invades the field on a horse. discovers that his wife (Chelsea Field) is having an affair with his best friend and sometime business partner. Cory had learned of the men's agreement and had used her knowledge as leverage to allow Jimmy to return to football. Before Milo can shoot again. however. Jimmy and Cory leave the bar in separate cars. Jimmy had to retire from professional football after a sports injury led to an addiction to painkiller's. captures Joe first. later finding Jimmy in his bathroom attempting to use drugs. Joe destroys the drugs and throws Jimmy out. but a quick-thinking Jimmy creates a diversion. Marcone reveals himself and explains Sen. attempting to shout a warning to Baynard in his nearby corporate box. where he is attacked by thugs and taken away to be executed. Ordered to bring the cases to Marcone's stadium office to save Darian. brings a firearm onto the field. who had been banned from professional football on gambling and drug possession charges. Joe Hallenbeck (Bruce Willis). Milo. but Joe is rescued by Jimmy and Darian before escaping in Jimmy's sports car. upon discovering that the corrupt Senator Calvin Baynard (Chelcie Ross) was physically abusing one of his one-night stands. star running back Billy Cole (Billy Blanks) receives a threatening phone call during half time from someone named Milo (Taylor Negron). having learned of Mike's affair with Joe's wife. They decide to work together to solve Cory's murder. warning him to win the game at all costs. Mike is killed in a mysterious car explosion outside Joe's house. Mike Matthews (Bruce McGill). he throws it at Baynard. before his career was ended when he punched a protectee in the face. decide Joe must have killed Mike for revenge and move to arrest him. Beginning his assignment that night at the bar where Cory works. former football star James Alexander "Jimmy" Dix (Damon Wayans). At the police station to explain themselves. as she solely did it to get his attention. with Joe making good on his earlier threat by knocking Milo to the edge of the . a former U. and later at Joe's house. Jimmy and Joe bond over their past and present failings. currently the chairman of the Senate commission to investigate gambling in professional sports. so Marcone plots to murder him at that evening's football game.

67 Cast • Bruce Willis as Joe Cornelius Hallenbeck. Joe's partner. Baynard tries to pin everything on Joe who punches him out again out of annoyance. a former professional football player and the other main protagonist. saying it was "a superb example of what it is: a glossy. • Chelcie Ross as Senator Calvin Baynard. Joe begins to dances a jig as he says he would earlier in the film if he survived the night's events. skillful. cost Joe his job as a Secret Service agent. a cynical.[3] [4] [5] [6] It grossed $7. and is killed by his own bomb. where police snipers shoot him several times. Stallions and the main antagonist.''The Last Boy Scout'' platform. • Joe Santos as Bessalo • Clarence Felder as McCoskey • Tony Longo as Big Ray Walston • Frank Collison as Pablo • Eddie Griffin as Club DJ Awards The Last Boy Scout was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards. into the blades of a circling helicopter. a stripper and Jimmy's girlfriend. downbeat private eye and former Secret Service agent and one of the main protagonists. utterly corrupt and vilely misogynistic action thriller". • Bruce McGill as Mike Matthews. • Noble Willingham as Sheldon Marcone.925.7 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database. who Joe jokes about doing his wife before killing. • Damon Wayans as James Alexander "Jimmy" "Danger" Dix. smart. • Badja Djola as Alley Thug. causing him to fall off. • Halle Berry as Cory. owner of the fictional L.669 in its opening weekend.75 million).Bruce Willis & Damon Wayans Reception The film performed under expectations given the star power and hype surrounding the then record price paid for the screenplay by Shane Black ($1. Reviews were mixed. The suitcase of money is recovered and the fleeing Marcone has ironically escaped with the wrong briefcase. an idiotic henchman of Marcone. [1] Roger Ebert gave the film three stars. • Kim Coates as Chet. • Best Action Sequence . cynical. and some critics cited the Christmas time release for such a violent film as a reason for its sluggish box office. • Chelsea Field as Sarah Hallenbeck.For the helicopter blade sequence • Best On-Screen Duo .509. her murder gets Jimmy and Joe on the case. Marcone's chief henchman and the secondary antagonist. Joe and his wife decide to reconcile and work things out.[7] [8] . a corrupt official who Marcone intends to assassinate to insure the legalization of gambling. Joe's foul-mouthed and ungrateful daughter. At the end of the film Joe and Jimmy agree to a partnership as they walk off down the sidewalk.A. • Taylor Negron as Milo.923. • Danielle Harris as Darian Hallenbeck. Joe's lonely wife. and the total gross was $59.[2] It has a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 6.

also starring Bruce Willis.boxofficemojo. com/ 1991-12-17/ business/ fi-526_1_christmas-season).jsp?stid=80812) at the TCM Movie Database The Last Boy Scout (http://www. latimes. . Retrieved 2010-12-12. [3] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. The Los Angeles Times. latimes. imdb. [7] "JFK. Leong was one of the terrorists in the movie Die Hard. [6] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-12-12. [5] Last Boy Scout "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / articles. `Hook' Bring Out the Crowds `Hook' Stays Atop Weekend Box Office" (http:/ / articles. . [4] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. . [8] "Weekend Box Office Holiday Sweepstakes Starts This Week" (http:/ / articles. com/ ew/ article/ 0. the scene that she is watching is the torture scene with Al Leong. dll/ article?AID=/ 19911213/ REVIEWS/ 112130302).com/m/last_boy_scout/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Last Boy Scout (http://www.com/work/28287) at Allmovie The Last Boy Scout (http://www. variety. com/ 1991-12-17/ entertainment/ ca-783_1_weekend-box-office). . suntimes. ew.allmovie. com/ 1991-06-22/ entertainment/ ca-886_1_image-awardThe). com/ 1991-12-23/ entertainment/ ca-784_1_weekend-box-office). [2] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / rogerebert.imdb.com/title/title. Washington Post. com/ review/ VE1117792453?refcatid=31). Retrieved 2010-12-12. which was also written by Shane Black and produced by Joel Silver. More specifically. Last Boy Scout. . Retrieved 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12. The Los Angeles Times.00. htm). latimes. com/ apps/ pbcs. latimes. Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 2010-12-12. .rottentomatoes. The Los Angeles Times. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ thelastboyscoutrhowe_a0ae8c. com/ title/ tt0102266/ trivia External links • • • • • The Last Boy Scout (http://www. [9] http:/ / www. washingtonpost. Retrieved 2010-12-12.''The Last Boy Scout'' 68 Trivia The movie that Darian is watching on television is Lethal Weapon.com/title/tt0102266/) at the Internet Movie Database The Last Boy Scout (http://tcmdb. Variety. Retrieved 2010-12-12.[9] References [1] "Movie Studios Urgently Need Christmas Hits" (http:/ / articles.com/movies/?id=lastboyscout.. html). . The Los Angeles Times. Entertainment Weekly.309134.htm) at Box Office Mojo .

" offending no one. It may seem surprising that around sixty Hollywood celebrities agreed to play themselves in the film. The film is loaded with movie references and Hollywood insider jokes and functions as a critique of a movie business that treats artists poorly and sacrifices quality for commercial success.000 Running time Country Language Budget The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name.[1] It is the story of Hollywood studio executive Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) who gets away with murdering an aspiring screenwriter he believed was sending him death threats.''The Player'' 69 The Player The Player theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Robert Altman David Brown Michael Tolkin Nick Wechsler Michael Tolkin Tim Robbins Greta Scacchi Fred Ward Whoopi Goldberg Peter Gallagher Brion James Cynthia Stevenson Thomas Newman Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Jean Lepine Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Geraldine Peroni Fine Line Features 3 April 1992 (Cleveland Int'l FF) 10 April 1992 (US-general) 124 minutes United States English US$8. but Altman himself insisted.000. "It is a very mild [2] satire. .

Mill will step in at the last moment. Mill receives a postcard from the writer suggesting they meet at a club. While Mill is waiting. where he discovers a live rattlesnake. At the airport. he calls Mill a liar. Griffin takes June to a Hollywood awards banquet and their relationship blossoms. His job is endangered when up-and-coming story executive Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher) begins working at the studio. hoping this will stop the threats. Mill attends Kahane’s funeral and gets along with June. Mill asks June to go away with him to Acapulco. pointing out that Mill only saw the last five minutes of The Bicycle Thief. who was placed in the lineup with the other suspects. June is now Griffin's wife and pregnant with his child. Griffin discovers DeLongpre with police officers patrolling the terminal. whom he watches while talking to her on the phone. The two go to a nearby bar and have some drinks. that Kahane is at a showing of The Bicycle Thief. Having persuaded Bonnie to leave for New York on studio business.000 submissions. a film featuring no major stars and with a depressing ending. Bonnie objects to the changes and is fired. he is cornered by two screenwriters who pitch Habeas Corpus. Griffin and June consummate their relationship. The near-death experience makes Griffin realize he has feelings for June. and the pair head for an isolated desert resort and spa. she knows none of the other mourners. Mill receives a call from his attorney. An eyewitness has come forward who claims to have seen the murder and can identify the assailant. Leaving the club. he claims to have approved only 12 out of 50. Detectives Avery (Whoopi Goldberg) and DeLongpre (Lyle Lovett) suspect Mill is guilty of murder. The writer’s title for the film is The Player. advising him to look under his raincoat. Mill receives a pitch over the phone from a man who reveals himself as the postcard writer. who informs him that studio head Joel Levinson (Brion James) has been fired. June Gudmundsdottir (Greta Scacchi). Mill goes to the theater. he rebuffs Bonnie when she appeals her termination to him. and denying responsibility for sending Mill postcards. In the bar's parking lot the two men fight and Mill kills Kahane in a rage. Mill's plan to "save" the movie worked and he is head of the studio. suggesting some changes to salvage the film’s box office. Kahane gets intoxicated and rebuffs Mill’s offer. During their weekend. and Bonnie confronts him about his relationship with June. Mill receives a fax from the stalking writer in his Range Rover. Mill has also been receiving threatening postcards. Mill surmises that the disgruntled writer is David Kahane (Vincent D’Onofrio). Mill phones Levy and invites the two writers to pitch Habeas Corpus. One year later. They question him and DeLongpre keeps an eye on him. letting him reclaim his position at the studio. Mill lurks around Kahane's home and is told by Kahane's girlfriend. The next day Mill receives another postcard. . Studio chief of security Walter Stuckel (Fred Ward) confronts Mill about the murder and says that the police know Mill was the last one to see Kahane alive. a decision Griffin does not overule. making the death look like a robbery gone wrong. studio power players are watching the end of Habeas Corpus with its tacked-on upbeat ending. Mill convinces Levy that the scenario is good and the movie will be an Oscar contender. Apprehensive that Levy continues encroaching on his job. assumed to be from a screenwriter whose pitch he rejected. Mill recognizes the pitch as blackmail and gives the writer a deal. pretending to recognize Kahane after the film and offering him a scriptwriting deal. Kahane continues goading Mill about his job security at the studio. Mill hears story pitches from screenwriters and decides which have the potential to be made into films. Mill plans to let Levy shepherd the film through production and have it flop. and the police want Mill to participate in a lineup.''The Player'' 70 Plot Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a Hollywood producer dating studio executive Bonnie Sherow (Cynthia Stevenson). The man pitches an idea about a studio executive who kills a writer and gets away with murder. Mill gains a reprieve when the witness identifies DeLongpre. He pretends to have left his passport at home and suggests a change of plans to June.

often doing small-budget projects or filmed plays to keep his career alive. Opening tracking shot The opening tracking shot lasts 7 minutes and 47 seconds without a single camera break. Short Cuts (1993). Miller. Fifteen takes were required to shoot this scene. although it was distributed by Fine Line Features rather than a major studio (though FLF in itself was a division of New Line Cinema. Altman continued to work outside the studios in the late '70s and throughout the '80s. Geraldine Peroni was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing. Tolkin was nominated for a Screenwriting Academy Award. who continued on to an epic adaptation of Raymond Carver's short stories.[2] • • • • • • • • • • • Steve Allen • James Coburn John Cusack Brad Davis Paul Dooley Peter Falk Felicia Farr Katarzyna Figura Louise Fletcher Dennis Franz • • • • • • • • • Teri Garr Leeza Gibbons Scott Glenn Jeff Goldblum Elliott Gould Joel Grey Buck Henry Anjelica Huston Kathy Ireland • • • • • • • • • Steve James Sally Kellerman Sally Kirkland Jack Lemmon Marlee Matlin Andie MacDowell Jayne Meadows Martin Mull Nick Nolte • • • • • • • • • Alexandra Powers • Bert Remsen Burt Reynolds Jack Riley Julia Roberts Mimi Rogers Annie Ross Alan Rudolph Scott Shaw Jill St.''The Player'' 71 Production Altman had troubles with the Hollywood studio system in the '70s after a number of studio films (McCabe & Mrs. It ushered in a new period of filmmaking for Altman. The Long Goodbye) lost money or had trouble finding audiences despite the critical praise and cult adulation they received. John • • • • • • • • • • Susan Sarandon Adam Simon Rod Steiger Patrick Swayze Joan Tewkesbury Brian Tochi Lily Tomlin Robert Wagner Ray Walston Bruce Willis Marvin Young Richard Anderson • Rene Auberjonois • Harry Belafonte Shari Belafonte Karen Black Michael Bowen Gary Busey Robert Carradine Cher • • • • • • Cathy Lee Crosby • David Alan Grier • Malcolm McDowell • Charles Champlin • Reception Altman won a number of European best-director awards (the BAFTA.[3] . Best Director at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival)[3] and he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe as best director (the film won the Golden Globe for best "comedy or musical"). Cameos Most of the notable Hollywood actors who appeared as themselves in the movie received no payment for their cameo appearances. The Player was a comeback to making films in Hollywood. which pays homage to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil and Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (which are both mentioned during the scene). Tim Robbins also won the Golden Globe for "best actor in a comedy or musical" and the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. and he received an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Fine Line was reorganized into Picturehouse in 2005).

.com/title/tt0105151/) at the Internet Movie Database The Player (http://tcmdb. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 15/ year/ 1992.allmovie. .com/work/38437) at Allmovie The Player (http://www.jsp?stid=18104) at the TCM Movie Database The Player (http://www.com/title/title. com/ books?id=KSCdACRt0qkC& printsec=frontcover).com/m/player/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Player (http://www. Michael. 1st ed. 1988.''The Player'' 72 References Notes [1] Tolkin. html). [3] "Festival de Cannes: The Player" (http:/ / www.boxofficemojo. ISBN 0871132281 [2] DVD commentary on The Player.imdb. festival-cannes. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press. Retrieved 2009-08-15.com. festival-cannes. "The Player" (http:/ / books.rottentomatoes. google. External links • • • • • The Player (http://www.htm) at Box Office Mojo .com/movies/?id=player.

after they both are killed in their fight for the love of a neurotic mortician. Death Becomes Her won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. and Bruce Willis.022. . the film was a commercial success. the potion revives them as the undead and they are forced to maintain their deteriorating bodies forever. The film focuses on a childish pair of rivals who drink a magic potion that promises eternal youth. However.''Death Becomes Her'' 73 Death Becomes Her Death Becomes Her Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Robert Zemeckis Robert Zemeckis Steve Starkey Martin Donovan David Koepp Goldie Hawn Meryl Streep Bruce Willis Alan Silvestri Music by Cinematography Dean Cundey Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Arthur Schmidt Universal Pictures July 31. Meryl Streep.650 [1] Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American dark slapstick screwball comedy fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Goldie Hawn. Despite mixed reviews. 1992 104 minutes United States English $55 million $149.

Madeline buys the potion for an undisclosed (but presumably very high) sum of money and drinks it. not noticing as Madeline sits up and approaches him with her head twisted backwards. In the meantime. but fail to do any real damage or even inflict pain upon each other. After a trip to the ER. and is evicted from her apartment for nonpayment of rent. She is living in Beverly Hills with Ernest. Despite Ernest's assurances to Helen that he has no interest in Madeline. they put her in the morgue after she faints in the doctor's office. Helen has seduced Ernest and convinced him to kill Madeline. where they discover she has no pulse. youthful. Madeline and Ernest attend the book signing party for "Forever Young. Helen is committed to a psychiatric hospital. Helen is an obese. the two are married within months. and will need him to perform routine maintenance to their bodies forever. She tears the card in half and drops it into her purse thinking no more about it. Madeline breaks her neck and lands motionless at the bottom. is taking in the show with her fiancé. Aspiring writer Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn). She offers Madeline a magical potion to reverse the process of aging. Ernest states that the dinner with Madeline was just business and nothing more. eliminating the only witness. distressed. When Helen gets up despite the basketball-sized hole gaping through her stomach. Madeline is given the business card of a woman who specializes in beauty and youth rejuvenation. all the while still plotting revenge on Madeline." an ill-conceived musical version of Sweet Bird of Youth. Helen then decides to pretend she is rehabilitated and is released. and uses his mortician skills to repair the damage to Madeline's body. After the show concludes Ernest. gives Madeline a standing ovation. But Madeline and Helen beg him to first repair their incredibly damaged bodies. Madeline. and Helen is thin. Lisle warns Madeline to take care of her new body. Seven more years later (1992). Although Lisle makes an impassioned argument for immortality and offers to give the potion to Ernest free of . After arriving home Ernest tells Helen about his dinner date with Madeline. Ernest agrees on the condition that after the work is done they never see him again. which she thinks little of. now a miserable alcoholic reduced to working as a high-end mortician. They conspire to make Ernest drink the potion as well. and trying to drive in a down pouring rain storm. Dumbfounded by Helen's new appearance. Ernest decides to stop drinking and dumps the cocktail on a potted plant.) Amazed. The two undead rivals fight. Ernest decides he can no longer tolerate their bickering over him and being manipulated by them. After being arrested by the police during her eviction. Ernest and Madeline have a heated argument and Ernest pushes Madeline down the stairs.''Death Becomes Her'' 74 Plot The film opens in 1978 on Broadway in New York City. (The horrified doctor collapses and dies. a wealthy and beautiful socialite who looks 20-something. Seven years later (1985). first offering him a roofie-ridden cocktail." Helen's first novel. thus leading them to reconcile. At a spa for a day. After having time to think. shoots Helen with a double-barreled shotgun and blackmails Ernest into helping her dispose of her body. However. and decides to leave. However. a body temperature below 80 degrees. and radiantly beautiful. and only Ernest. Disheveled. Ernest phones Helen for advice. but reveals that she is actually 71 years old. Helen and Ernest are invited to Madeline's dressing room. before their elaborate plot can be carried out. Ernest thinks that her resurrection is a miracle and a sign that they are meant to be together. very much alive and having overheard their plot. Believing she is dead. with aging actress Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) on stage performing in "Songbird. Madeline's career is all but over. depressed woman obsessed with her hatred for Madeline. Madeline and Helen realize that his repairs would only be temporary. Madeline's longtime rival. reverting to her youthful and shapely form. Madeline goes to see her young lover and discovers that he has been two-timing her with a younger woman. she digs out the business card and drives to the home of the mysterious Lisle von Rhuman (Isabella Rossellini). where she drives the other patients and doctors crazy with her constant talk about Madeline. where Madeline shows an interest in Ernest. after spilling most of it talking while holding the glass. After witnessing a sample tested on her left hand. They then resort to knocking him unconscious with vases and taking him to Lisle. plastic surgeon Ernest Menville (Bruce Willis). When Helen arrives at the house to dispose of Madeline's body. and two shattered vertebrae. One night while Ernest is prepping for surgery Madeline shows up and invites him to dinner. Madeline correctly guesses that Helen is also a client of Lisle's. who is the only person in the audience who appears to be enjoying himself.

and his descendants. Helen steps on the missing can of spray paint and begins to lose her balance. then falls after it when his suspenders break. Ernest is eulogized as having lived a good and adventurous life. and the two bicker when they realize it is missing. rubs the paint off. In trying to escape. He puts the bottle in his pocket and attempts to flee. dangling him several stories above the ground. much to their chagrin. The two women realize. decapitated head being asked by Helen's head. accomplishing much more in his mortal lifespan than Helen and Madeline are ever likely to do in immortality. "Do you remember where you parked the car?" 75 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Goldie Hawn as Helen Sharp Meryl Streep as Madeline Ashton Bruce Willis as Dr. they look up at the priest when he describes Ernest as having attained eternal life and youth--through his accomplishments. blah. blah. the impatient Helen grabs her and the two women tumble to the bottom of the steps. rotted skin. he refuses it--a life lived forever. Knowing how unpleasant immortality would be in their company. and Madeline and Helen are attending his funeral incognito. in trying to wipe her eyes. Helen weeps and. Still bickering with Madeline. Thirty-seven years later (2029). Franklin John Ingle as Eulogist Debra Jo Rupp as Patient Fabio as Lisle's bodyguard . knowing that everyone else in the world would continue to age and eventually die as he watches.''Death Becomes Her'' charge. But Ernest leaves town and disappears without a trace. his good works. Madeline says. On the way out of the church. but slips after being startled by Madeline and Helen and his suspenders get caught on the rain gutter. Madeline and Helen beg one last time that he drink the potion so he will survive the fall. he drops the potion." and the two leave. The film ends with Madeline's tottering. Lisle tells the women it would be better for them to get him back. is worthless to him. shattering to pieces as they crash. Ernest Menville Isabella Rossellini as Lisle von Rhoman Ian Ogilvy as Chagall Adam Storke as Dakota Nancy Fish as Rose Alaina Reed Hall as Psychologist Michelle Johnson as Anna Mary Ellen Trainor as Vivian Adams William Frankfather as Mr. She asks Madeline for a can of spray paint. "Blah. just as Madeline did in her earlier confrontation with Ernest. Ernest climbs across the roof of Lisle's mansion to get to an exit door. Outside the church. the two raise their veils to reveal faces caked with smeared makeup and peeling layers of hardware paint over their now gray. After recognizing the situation. Ernest has died. that they will have to take care of one another for the rest of their undead "lives". When Madeline purposely hesitates in helping her back up. After crashing through the skylight glass ceiling he manages to land in Lisle's swimming pool and escapes with only a couple of scrapes and bruises. who carry on his name.

"Pretend this is Goldie.355 upon the also opening weekends of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Bebe's Kids.Comedy/Musical (Meryl Streep) Nominated Best Actor (Bruce Willis) Best Actress (Meryl Streep) Best Supporting Actress (Isabella Rossellini) Nominated Nominated Won Special effects Like most of director Robert Zemeckis' films.[2] [3] It currently holds a 53% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 19 reviews (10 positive. Despite the film's winning for an Academy Award for its effects. Meryl Streep accidentally cut Goldie Hawn's face. saying: My first. Death Becomes Her was a technically complex movie to make. commenting that while the film had great special effects. I loved how it turned out. it won an Academy Award and Meryl Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance. and the production had its fair share of mishaps. such as Madeline's twisted neck and stretching skin.110. Bob. 9 negative). . in a scene where Helen Sharp and Madeline Ashton are battling with shovels. Streep admitted that she disliked working on a project that focused so heavily on special effects.[5] Despite the lackluster reception. it lacked any real substance or character depth. leaving a faint scar. she went off the mark by five centimeters.[6] Awards and nominations Award Academy Award Best Visual Effects Golden Globe Saturn Award Saturn Award Saturn Award Role Result Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture . my last. For example. and the large bullet hole through Helen's abdomen. But it's not fun to act to a lampstand.[4] Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert both gave the film a 'thumbs down'.[7] Computer generated imagery (CGI) software was used to create the skin effects. and now her head won't match her neck!" It was like being at the dentist. I think it's tedious. I'm sorry. The film opened at #1 at the box office with $12. Whatever concentration you can apply to that kind of comedy is just shredded.''Death Becomes Her'' 76 Reception The film received mixed reviews. no. right here! Uh. You stand there like a piece of machinery — they should get machinery to do it. my only.

imdb.jsp?stid=19219) at the TCM Movie Database • Movie stills (http://film. ew. Retrieved 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2010-12-28.[8] References [1] "Death Becomes Her at Box Office Mojo" (http:/ / www. ew. 2000-03-24. html). com/ 1994-05-10/ entertainment/ ca-56005_1_weekend-box-office). com/ news/ 20063) External links • Death Becomes Her (http://www. Retrieved October 4. Variety. com/ m/ death_becomes_her/ ) Rotten Tomatoes profile [5] Death Becomes Her review (http:/ / bventertainment. com/ ew/ article/ 0. html?sec=1& subsec=759) Atthemoviestv. . com/ ew/ article/ 0. Retrieved 2010-10-03. . The Los Angeles Times. [8] 10 of the Most Underrated Horror Scores! (http:/ / www. [4] Death Becomes Her (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ ?id=deathbecomesher. rottentomatoes.00. [3] "Death Becomes Her" (http:/ / www..com/film. .com [6] "Weekend Box Office `Honors' Tops in a Lackluster Bunch" (http:/ / articles.com/title/tt0104070/) at the Internet Movie Database • Death Becomes Her (http://tcmdb. . boxofficemojo. htm).php?filmid=821) .virtual-history. com/ tv/ buenavista/ atm/ reviews. variety. Retrieved 2010-10-03. [7] "Depth Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. [2] "Death Becomes Her" (http:/ / www..''Death Becomes Her'' 77 Soundtrack The score was composed by American film composer Alan Silvestri who also composed most of Zemeckis' other films. bloody-disgusting.com/title/title. Entertainment Weekly.. html). go. 2010. . com/ review/ VE1117901657.00. html?categoryid=31& cs=1).311403. Entertainment Weekly.275733_4. latimes.

you knew it was coming!" When Loaded Weapon 1 underperformed at the box office. the deal was severed. directed by Gene Quintano and starring Emilio Estevez. Jackson and William Shatner. Rambo.''Loaded Weapon 1'' 78 Loaded Weapon 1 Loaded Weapon 1 DVD cover for Loaded Weapon 1 Directed by Produced by Written by Gene Quintano Suzanne Todd David Willis Gene Quintano Don Holley Tori Tellem Emilio Estevez Samuel L. A deal had been set in place before the film had gone into production and a poster had even been printed with the caption. as well as other films that include Basic Instinct. There was every intention to make a sequel to Loaded Weapon 1. .. Dirty Harry. The film mainly spoofs the first three Lethal Weapon films. Die Hard. Samuel L. however. Silence of the Lambs and 48 Hrs. Jackson Kathy Ireland Frank McRae Tim Curry William Shatner Robert Folk Starring Music by Distributed by New Line Cinema Release date(s) February 5. "Oh come ON. United States English National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (also known simply as Loaded Weapon 1) is a 1993 crime-comedy film. 1993 Running time Country Language 84 min.

Captain Doyle William Shatner . the Cookie Factory is destroyed in an explosion due to a cigarette and a gasoline spill. is assigned to the case with Luger.FBI-agent Phil Hartman . They pursue the villains.Sgt. As part of the terms for letting Luger taking the case.Mr. Jackson).Scotty Erik Estrada . takes the case in an attempt to avenge her death.John McClane Denise Richards .Rick Becker Tim Curry . Jackson .Officer Jon Baker Corey Feldman . the psychotic burned-out narcotics agent.Sgt. Jigsaw (Tim Curry dressed as a wilderness girl) because she possesses a microfilm with the recipe to turn cocaine into wilderness girls cookies and she won't hand it over to the ones that seek it.Spinach Destiny Dr.Man with car-phone Charlie Sheen . Main cast • • • • • • • • • • Emilio Estevez . Joyce Brothers . Luger must journey into his past to realize the right thing to do.Desk Clerk Bruce Willis (uncredited) . before the villains are apprehended. however.''Loaded Weapon 1'' 79 Plot summary In Los Angeles.Sgt.Miss Destiny Demeanor Frank McRae . T. Billie York (Whoopi Goldberg.General Curtis Mortars Denis Leary .Officer Francis Poncherello Larry Wilcox . Her former partner. Jack Colt Samuel L. Jack Colt (Emilio Estevez). uncredited) is murdered by Mr. In the end.Gern.Young cop Paul Gleason . Jigsaw Kathy Ireland . Walsh . Billy York Celebrity cameos • • • • • • • • • • • • • • James Doohan . Murray Abraham . Harold Leacher Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited) .Dr. Wes Luger Jon Lovitz .Mike McCracken F.Cindy Allyce Beasley .Prison Attendant J. Parking Valet . Wes Luger (Samuel L.Medical Examiner Christopher Lambert (uncredited) .Officer Davis Richard Moll .

''Loaded Weapon 1'' 80 Reception The movie received a mostly negative reception. Retrieved 2010-12-05.com/work/34584) at Allmovie . [6] "Movies" (http:/ / articles. [2] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-12-25..[5] [6] References [1] "`Loaded Weapon' Takes Its Shots But Then Misfires" (http:/ / articles. [4] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / rogerebert. Variety. com/ apps/ pbcs. The Los Angeles Times. External links • Loaded Weapon 1 (http://www.imdb. [3] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / www. variety.[1] [2] [3] [4] Box Office Loaded Weapon 1 opened at No. Chicago Sun Times. html). [5] "Weekend Box Office Here Come the First Hits of 1993" (http:/ / articles. suntimes. The Los Angeles Times.allmovie. latimes. com/ review/ VE1117793428?refcatid=31). .com/title/tt0107659/) at the Internet Movie Database • Loaded Weapon 1 (http://www. ew. .305526. . chicagotribune. Retrieved 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2010-12-05. dll/ article?AID=/ 19930205/ REVIEWS/ 302050302). latimes.1 at the box office but ultimately underperformed. com/ 1993-02-15/ entertainment/ ca-74_1_box-office). Chicago Tribune. . com/ ew/ article/ 0. Retrieved 2010-12-25. com/ 1993-02-05/ entertainment/ 9303175723_1_police-academy-emilio-estevez-cops). Entertainment Weekly. com/ 1993-02-09/ entertainment/ ca-1220_1_weekend-box-office). Retrieved 2010-12-05. . .00.

''Striking Distance'' 81 Striking Distance Striking Distance Promotional movie poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Rowdy Herrington Marty Kaplan Arnon Milchan Rowdy Herrington Marty Kaplan Bruce Willis Sarah Jessica Parker Dennis Farina Tom Sizemore Robert Pastorelli Timothy Busfield Andre Braugher John Mahoney Cinematography Mac Ahlberg Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Language Gross revenue Pasquale Buba Mark Helfrich Columbia Pictures September 17.623 (USA) Striking Distance is a 1993 film starring Bruce Willis. . Sarah Jessica Parker. The movie has a strong cult following. and Tom Sizemore as Pittsburgh Police officers pursuing a serial killer. The film was shot on location throughout Pittsburgh.798. Dennis Farina. It was directed by Rowdy Herrington and written by Herrington and Marty Kaplan. English $23. 1993 USA 101 min. its early title was Three Rivers.

Later that night. the cars collide. and that Emily is most likely his next target. Tom and Jo are alerted to a body found floating the river. an airline stewardess that Tom once dated. Connie. but is stopped by Christman. At a local hospital. has just broken the Blue Code of Silence by informing on his partner and cousin. he calculates the distances of . Later that night Tom receives a phone call at his home similar to the ones left by the Polish Hill Strangler two years earlier. Jo intervenes and takes him home. but eventually succumbs and they make love. When he regains consciousness. an old acquaintance of Tom's. and tries to get him to talk at gunpoint. Later Eiler informs Nick that he suspects Tom of the murders. causing both to run off the road and roll down a big hill. Harper lies on the witness stand about Tom's confrontation with Chicanis. However. and Tom is knocked unconscious. It is revealed that Jo Christman is really Detective Emily Harper of the Pennsylvania State Police. However. and has become an alcoholic. and that the killer got away. a Pittsburgh Police detective. Tom meets Jo at the policeman's ball and the two join the Hardy's. that his father has been shot dead. A court hearing in an attempt to have Tom removed from the force. it is revealed by Tom's uncle. On the day of the hearing. He just recently returned from California and has forgiven Tom for his role in Jimmy's death. an unseen stranger silently observes the vulnerable and exposed lovers in their bedroom. and he goes unpunished. Det. but Nick refuses to let Eiler bring Tom in. Danny DeTillo has stepped down from the force. The victim is Sheryl Putnam. he tracks down Chicanis.''Striking Distance'' 82 Plot Tom Hardy (Bruce Willis). the ball is postponed after a police scan goes out indicating that a serial killer nicknamed the Polish Hill strangler has been spotted on the 31st Street Bridge. their strenuous lovemaking illuminated through the drawn blinds of the windows. Tom returns and shows her a newspaper article stating that another woman. threatening to jump. has been killed. However. She is tasered and the scene goes black. and has been monitoring Tom to find evidence of misconduct. Tom and his cousin (and Jimmy's brother) Det. where he has just been assigned a new partner. Jo Christman (Sarah Jessica Parker). Tom then goes to the precinct. Tom is initially caught off guard. Outside the boat. but when Vince blows out the killer's tire. The police converge on the suspect. has also been found. Danny throws a drunken outburst at the party which causes a brawl between Hardy and several police officers. Lt. Tom loses his temper when Jo pours his scotch down the sink in an effort to keep him from drinking. Tom figures out that the killer is targeting women in his life. but she refuses and kisses him passionately. Tom is working for the Pittsburgh PD River Rescue. Tom is then sure that the Polish Hill Strangler is still out there. Jimmy DeTillo (Robert Pastorelli). yet another of Tom's old acquaintances. A few days later. It is revealed by District Attorney Frank Morris (Andre Braugher) that Tom had been demoted to river rescue after he went on the news and publicly stated his belief that the Polish Hill Strangler is a member of the police force. The next day. but he narrowly escapes. Danny DeTillo (Tom Sizemore). Tom believes the suspect is a patsy. and steals the case file associated with the Polish Hill murders in order to conduct an unauthorized investigation. but Jimmy jumps off the bridge. The body of Paula Puglisi. and nearly box him in at the intersection of Carson Street and Commerce Drive. for using excessive force on a suspect. Two years later. Tom and Vince are the only ones who can keep up with the killer. He drives out to the policeman's ball with his father. police have found a suspect in the Polish Hill murders based on the testimony of Chick Chicanis. obviously by the killer. Back at the boat cabin. The following morning Jo stumbles upon Tom's investigation notes and photos of the two victims. Emily is kidnapped. However. He implores her to leave. Jimmy climbs to the top of the 31st Street Bridge. While on river patrol. Based on the previous body dumps. Detective Eddie Eiler (Brion James) goes on the news stating that the murder was committed by a copycat. while on river patrol. Tom is met with strong opposition by his uncle Nick when he states that he received a phone call from the killer. Vince Hardy (John Mahoney). and then hears a woman scream before she is shot and the phone goes dead. try to talk him down. a nurse is stalked and abducted by an unseen person. Captain Nick DeTillo (Dennis Farina). He states that Tom has been under scrutiny by Internal Affairs.

Tony Sacco John Mahoney .Captain Nick Detillo Tom Sizemore . in the ensuing struggle. and was the first to confront the killer. Nick was aware of Jimmy's crimes. The killer reveals himself as none other than Jimmy DeTillo. Nick tried to stop him and. Just then.Man on Ship (Uncredited) Billy Hartung . giving Tom a chance to free himself. Danny. Nick tries to kill Jimmy.Detective Danny Detillo Brion James . killing Nick. causing him to drown. but he is wearing Kevlar and returns fire. who had survived the fall into the river two years earlier. so Jimmy flees on a motorboat.Lieutenant Vince Hardy Andre Braugher . Danny charges at Jimmy. Vince pried himself out of the wreckage of Tom's car and took aim at the fleeing killer. Eddie Eiler's Partner Robert Gould . accidentally killed Vince. Later Tom awakens and finds himself. seeking revenge for Jimmy.Sergeant Fred Hardy Jodi Long . He then suspects that Danny DeTillo is the killer. and wants him to turn himself in.Detective Tom Hardy Sarah Jessica Parker . with Tom in pursuit.Detective Jimmy Detillo Timothy Busfield . and Emily handcuffed to chairs. another of his old girlfriends.Chick Chicanis Kurt Russell . As the police arrive. Jimmy is defiant and commands Tom to ask Nick how Vince Hardy really died. Tom heads off on his boat to his uncle's cabin to confront Danny. tipped off by the killer. After this revelation. but nevertheless let him escape.Douglas Kesser Gareth Williams .Officer Kim Lee Roscoe Orman .Officer Jo Christman/Detective Emily Harper Dennis Farina . he was horrified by Jimmy's crimes. someone shows up behind Tom and knocks him out with a stun gun.Sid. A flashback reveals that Nick arrived on the scene immediately after the crash. Jimmy is about to kill Emily when Nick suddenly walks in and stops him. The police begin closing in.''Striking Distance'' the body dumps to be in close proximity to his Uncle Nick's old cabin. unaware that it is Jimmy.Detective Eddie Eiler Robert Pastorelli . he finds another body. with the news broadcast of Jimmy's brutality case playing on a TV. The two eventually get into a scuffle in which Tom kills Jimmy by tasering him in his mouth while he is soaked in water. When Danny shows up Tom aims his pistol at him and demands to know where Emily is.Boat Preppie Timothy Butts . In a fit of rage.Detective Huck Tuckerman (Uncredited) .District Attorney Frank Morris Tom Atkins . When he arrives at the cabin. The movie ends with Tom visiting Vince Hardy's grave with Emily and her daughter Sarah 83 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis . As Jimmy fled.

com/ m/ striking_distance/ http:/ / www. Pennsylvania External links • • • • • Striking Distance [1] at the Internet Movie Database Striking Distance [2] at the TCM Movie Database Striking Distance [3] at Allmovie Striking Distance [4] at Rotten Tomatoes Striking Distance [5] at Box Office Mojo References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] http:/ / www. com/ title/ title. Pennsylvania Natrona. com/ title/ tt0108238/ http:/ / tcmdb. Pittsburgh Neville Island. imdb. allmovie.''Striking Distance'' 84 Filming locations • • • • • • • Pittsburgh City Hall Point State Park. com/ movies/ ?id=strikingdistance. boxofficemojo. htm . Pennsylvania Monongahela. com/ work/ 1:119001 http:/ / www. Pittsburgh Allegheny County Courthouse. jsp?stid=18887 http:/ / www. Pittsburgh Mount Washington neighborhood. rottentomatoes.

000. 1994 (USA) 87 minutes United States English $40.''North (film)'' 85 North (film) North Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Rob Reiner Rob Reiner Alan Zweibel Andrew Scheinman Novel: Alan Zweibel Screenplay: Alan Zweibel Andrew Scheinman Bruce Willis Elijah Wood Jason Alexander Julia Louis-Dreyfus Bruce Willis Jon Lovitz Alan Arkin Dan Aykroyd Reba McEntire Lauren Tom Keone Young Matthew McCurley Marc Shaiman Written by Narrated by Starring Music by Cinematography Adam Greenberg Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Leighton Castle Rock Entertainment Columbia Pictures (USA) New Line Cinema (non-USA) July 22.449 (USA) .000 (estimated) $7.138.

Meanwhile. North's real parents. to whom North explains his problems. Jason Alexander. Dan Aykroyd. However. his parents are shocked to the point where they are rendered comatose. despite this near-perfect life. he decides to give his parents one last chance by giving them a phone call. about his plan to possibly divorce himself from his parents. who have snapped out of their comas. He goes to New York where he meets a singer named Joey Fingers (also played by Bruce Willis). and starring Elijah Wood. The last straw comes when his new parents stage a musical number about the horrible things they're going to do to him. who convinces North that "a bird in the hand is always greener than the grass under the other guy's bushes". North then tells his friend Winchell (Matthew McCurley). the children. There. who sees himself as a guardian angel. When the announcement of his divorce is made. where he meets Governor Ho and Mrs. The Easter Bunny suggests that North make up with his parents and leave them. who works on the school paper. Faith Ford. . He is later visited by a cowboy (also played by Bruce Willis) who convinces him to look for his new parents somewhere else. North is also Scarlett Johansson's debut film. Ho (Keone Young and Lauren Tom). Scarlett Johansson and Jesse Zeigler) that treat him as their own. who send their elderly grandfather (Abe Vigoda) out to sea on an ice floe so that he may die with dignity. they reveal that they want him to be more like their first son Buck. Thanks to North's success. he hopes that people will become more inclined to settle in Hawaii knowing that North lives there. However. who also wrote the screenplay and has a minor role in the film. China and Paris. North prepares to move in with a set of Amish parents (Alexander Godunov and Kelly McGillis). When North notices that they are attempting to fatten him up. Julia Louis-Dreyfus. 86 Plot The movie begins with North (Elijah Wood) listening to his parents (Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) argue at the dinner table. which propels Belt and Winchell into being the richest and most powerful people in the world. After going to Africa. He realizes that his parents are unable to see his talents while all of the other parents in his neighborhood can. the narrator (Bruce Willis) explains that North is having difficulties with his parents. he is visited by a man in a pink bunny suit who claims to be the Easter Bunny (also played by Bruce Willis). putting a damper on what is otherwise a successful life. while finding solace in a living room display at a mall. are unwilling to let North reunite with his parents and chase him down. who also want to adopt him. Bruce Willis. The story is based on the novel North: The Tale of a 9-Year-Old Boy Who Becomes a Free Agent and Travels the World in Search of the Perfect Parents by Alan Zweibel. A box office flop that earned overwhelmingly negative reviews. Governor Ho soon unveils a new billboard that features North in an embarrassing manner that will be installed along every major highway in the mainland. who died in a stampede. North's first stop is at Texas. all the children in the world are threatening to leave their parents and hiring Arthur Belt as their lawyer. However.''North (film)'' North is a 1994 film directed by Rob Reiner. Reba McEntire. However. Humiliated. One day. he finally settles in with a seemingly nice family (played by John Ritter. and Alan Arkin. North officially decides to divorce himself from his parents. As he does. North is a child prodigy who is loved by all except for his own parents. North still isn't happy and leaves. Judge Buckle (Alan Arkin) gives North one summer to go out and find his new parents or he'll be put in an orphanage. North has a panic attack. With no opposition from North's parents. and begins to lose consciousness. but is quickly discouraged by the lack of electricity (along with the large size of his new family) and leaves in a hurry. hiring lawyer Arthur Belt (Jon Lovitz) to do so. His next stop is Hawaii. are put on display in a museum (the curator of which is played by Ben Stein). still comatose. he settles into an Inuit village with a father and mother (Graham Greene and Kathy Bates). He is saved by a FedEx truck driver (also played by Bruce Willis). He drives North to an airport so that he can reunite with his parents. When he is blown off by his father. North has a conversation with a metal detector-wielding tourist (also played by Bruce Willis) and subsequently moves to Alaska. where he tries to spend some time with his first set of new parents (Dan Aykroyd and Reba McEntire). who have taken advantage of North's case up to this point.

earning about US$7 million for an estimated budget of US$40 million. True Lies. In addition. 87 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Elijah Wood as North Jason Alexander as North's Dad Julia Louis-Dreyfus as North's Mom Marc Shaiman as Piano Player Bruce Willis as the Narrator/Easter Bunny/Cowboy/Tourist/Sleigh Driver/Joey Fingers/FedEx Truck Driver Matthew McCurley as Winchell Jon Lovitz as Arthur Belt Alan Arkin as Judge Buckle Dan Aykroyd as Pa Tex Reba McEntire as Ma Tex Keone Young as Governor Ho Lauren Tom as Misses Ho Graham Greene as Alaskan Dad Kathy Bates as Alaskan Mom Abe Vigoda as Alaskan Grandfather Ben Stein as Curator Alexander Godunov as Amish Dad Kelly McGillis as Amish Mom Faith Ford as Donna Nelson John Ritter as Ward Nelson Scarlett Johansson as Laura Nelson Jesse Zeigler as Bud Nelson Reception North received almost entirely negative reviews. adult content. it has scored 11% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. and incomprehensible plot. North was a multiple nominee at the 1994 Golden Raspberry Awards and was nominated for Worst Picture and Worst Director for Rob [2] Reiner.''North (film)'' As North rushes home to his parents before the summer is up. revealing that his adventures had been all a dream. The Mask and Clear and Present Danger. Forrest Gump.[1] North suffered severely from competition with The Lion King. now empty. and 4. and is greeted by a warm embrace from his parents. and flopped at the box office. Just as the hit man shoots North.[3] . racial insensitivity.2/10 on the Internet Movie Database. Winchell hires a hit man to assassinate North as he runs towards his parents' arms. North awakens in the mall. North is taken back home by the man who claimed to be the Easter Bunny. it was panned by many critics for its humorless jokes. As of July 2010. references to pedophilia.

His review concluded with the now-famous statement: "I hated this movie. because everybody in this movie was vulgar and stupid. with some financing provided by New Line Cinema." [6] Ebert's future co-host of Ebert and Roeper. North may be the most difficult to watch from start to finish. In any event. "Ebert reviews North" (http:/ / rogerebert. 2003. "cataclysmically unfunny" and "first-class junk" and both critics declared it the worst film of 1994. 66-67."[4] The review was later read at a roast for Reiner."[7] Rights and home video releases The film was a production of Castle Rock Entertainment. com/ watch?v=LRtRWSN7EO8) [7] Richard Roeper. I Hated. Ebert said on the Siskel and Ebert at the Movies program "I hated this movie as much as any movie we [he and Siskel] have ever reviewed during the 19 years we've been doing this show. and because the jokes weren't funny and because most of the characters were obnoxious and because of the phony attempt to add a little pseudo-philosophy by the Bruce Willis character. I hated it because of the premise. Gene Siskel. North was distributed by Columbia Pictures domestically.com [6] Siskel & Ebert At the Movies-1994 Worst of 94 pt 2 (http:/ / www. [5] I Hated.S. No video re-issue is currently planned. The film has been released on DVD outside of North America. On September 1995 New Line Home Video in conjunction with Columbia TriStar Home Video and Image Entertainment released North on VHS and Laserdisc formats due to New Line's original partnership with this film. through independent distributors. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it. [the review] isn't really that bad. which seems shockingly cold-hearted. When released theatrically in July 1994. com/ apps/ pbcs. Hated. youtube. . calling it "deplorable". a compilation of reviews of films most disliked by Ebert. 10 Sure Signs a Movie Character is Doomed and Other Surprising Movie Lists. amazon. com/ title/ tt0110687/ business) Internet Movie Database http:/ / www. but because New Line (and later PolyGram) originally had ancillary U. New York: Hyperion Books. Richard Roeper. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. would later go on to list North as one of the 40 worst movies he's ever seen. and because this premise is being suggested to kids as children's entertainment. Hated it. imdb. dll/ article?AID=/ 19940722/ REVIEWS/ 407220302/ 1023). Hated This Movie. who jokingly insisted that "if you read between the lines. hated. com/ dp/ 0740706721) Amazon. suntimes." An abridged version of the opening remark quoted above became the title of a 2000 book by Ebert. com/ m/ north/ http:/ / www. com/ title/ tt0110687/ Roger Ebert (1994-07-22). the current domestic distribution remains uncertain. hated. possibly the companies that originally distributed the film theatrically for New Line. and even sixteen years later it remains on his list of most hated films. hated. Retrieved 2008-12-30. while international distribution sales were held by New Line. "Of all the films on this list. Hated. also hated the film. pp. Hated This Movie at (http:/ / www. In Spring 2001. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Ebert awarded North a rare zero-star rating.[5] Ebert's co-host of Siskel and Ebert. noting that Wood and especially Reiner had both previously made much better films. saying that. rights. Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment re-issued North purchasing full video rights from New Line but only on VHS at the time. Hated. rottentomatoes. References [1] [2] [3] [4] Box office and business page for North at the (http:/ / imdb. . Chicago Sun-Times. hated this movie.''North (film)'' 88 Roger Ebert's review Film critic Roger Ebert seemed especially baffled by North. it is possible that it will be re-issued through MGM.

''North (film)'' 89 External links • • • • North (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/work/131233) at Allmovie North (http://www.imdb.com/m/north/) at Rotten Tomatoes A Nostalgia Critic spoof (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/title/tt0110687/) at the Internet Movie Database North (http://www.allmovie.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/ 7838-north) .

The Stunt Man had three Academy Award nominations. the other being The Stunt Man 14 years before. It flopped at the box office but did well in the home video market. [3] [2] .726. Color of Night did win a Golden Globe nomination in the category Best Original Song — Motion Picture for its theme song "The Color of the Night. 1994 Running time 121 min Director's Cut: 140 min English $40. Directed by Produced by Written by Richard Rush Buzz Feitshans David Matalon Story: Billy Ray Screenplay: Billy Ray Matthew Chapman Bruce Willis Jane March Ruben Blades Lesley Ann Warren Scott Bakula Dominic Frontiere Starring Music by Distributed by Hollywood Pictures (USA) Cinergi Pictures (foreign markets) Release date(s) August 19." performed by Lauren Christy. whereas this film received a 1994 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture.000 Language Budget Gross revenue $19. As a measure of the difference between the two. It is one of two well-known works by director Richard Rush.000.050 [1] Color of Night is a 1994 erotic mystery thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Jane March.''Color of Night'' 90 Color of Night Color of Night Poster for Color of Night. Maxim magazine singled it out as having the Best Sex Scenes in film history. becoming a top-five renter. made by Cinergi Pictures and released in the United States by Hollywood Pictures. To its credit.

she actually became "Richie" but when she was forced into therapy as a result of being arrested for drug possession. possibly suicidal. one of these patients is violently murdered and Capa himself becomes the target of several attempts on his life. • Sondra Dorio is a nymphomaniac and kleptomaniac. They actually had a brother called Richie who was sexually molested by a child psychiatrist named Niedelmeyer.''Color of Night'' 91 Plot summary Bill Capa is a New York City psychoanalyst who becomes disturbed himself when after speaking harshly to a patient she commits suicide by jumping from his high-rise building's office window. and Capa. and one at the end. and the murders have been committed by her deranged brother Dale. Richie committed suicide and. Capa takes over Moore's patients and learns of their pasts and obsessions: • Clark suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and insists on cleanliness and counting things. Over time. The sight of the bloody body of his patient clad in a bright green dress causes Capa to suffer from psychosomatic color blindness taking away his ability to see the color red. The murder of his wife and daughter remains unsolved. He also discovers that all but one of his patients has been romantically involved with the exotic Rose. fearing that they would soon link Rose to "Richie". ex-cop. under other identities. who invites him to sit in on a group patient session. She stabbed her father with a knife and fork and one of her husbands died of unnatural causes. Dale forced Rose to play the part of their brother. He paints sado-masochist works of art and once burned down his father's house. Capa continues to live in Moore's house and begins a torrid affair with Rose. This leads to a twist ending: "Richie" is really Rose. He wants to be a woman and has a history of drug use. But one night Moore is violently murdered in the office and Capa is plunged into the mystery of his friend's death. Rose started to re-emerge and. This led him to beat up his wife. Hector Martinez considers them. bookending the story with two suicide attempts — one at the beginning. started relationships with other members of the group. Moore would gather his patients every Monday for a discussion of their problems and police detective Lt. • Buck is an anti-social. Horrified by this. As relationships develop. . To restart his life. fellow therapist and best-selling author Dr. resulting in Capa's loss of color vision. Dale proceeded to kill them. thwarted and resulting in his regaining it. • Casey Heinz is the arrogant son of a wealthy man. suspects in the murder. • Richie is a 16-year-old with a stutter and a gender identity problem. unable to come to terms with the fact that he failed to protect him. When Capa confronts Rose and Dale over this. Dale tries to kill him but is killed by Rose. Soon. a mysterious girl who comes and goes without warning into his life. Capa travels to Los Angeles to stay with a friend. Bob Moore. she tries to commit suicide but Capa is able to stop her.

Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Dr. doubting Capa's observation that a woman could have committed the murder. Cutting The film briefly received an NC-17 rating before Rush edited it sufficiently to receive an R. Bob Moore Eriq La Salle as Det. Hector Martinez Lesley Ann Warren as Sondra Dorio Brad Dourif as Clark Lance Henriksen as Buck Kevin J. A good example is when Willis and March first make love: in the version shown on British television. Disney (owners of Hollywood Pictures) had a policy not to release any unrated movies on home video market. but it also leaves out some scenes that are on the DVD in the U. Many various differences are shown in the alternative versions section [4] of the imdb entry on the film. version also has some meetings between Capa and Martinez's partner Detective Anderson (Eriq La Salle) and mentions Martinez's affair with Buck's late wife. On the DVD. in the DVD the dress does not come off until they are in the pool. Bill Capa Jane March as Rose/Richie/Bonnie Ruben Blades as Det.S. however. According to Kevin S. Rose takes off her red dress before she and Capa drop into the pool. the police are shown in Casey's loft after Capa has found his body. Sandler's book The Naked Truth: Why Hollywood Doesn't Make X-Rated Movies. this version was not totally uncut. This was the second film in which March appeared in explicit sex scenes (the first being The Lover). No totally uncut version of Color of Night is yet available. Again. watching a couple making love in another house and coming close to consummating their own passion for each other. His "Director's Cut" version was released in US on DVD in 1999. The U. Anderson Andrew Lowery as Dale Dexter Shirley Knight as Edith Niedelmeyer Kathleen Wilhoite as Michelle . The examiner gives Capa and Martinez a preliminary report. The European version of Color of Night has very few extra scenes. O'Connor as Casey Heinz Scott Bakula as Dr.S.''Color of Night'' 92 Controversy Color of Night received a certain degree of notoriety for the sex scenes between Willis and Jane March. this scene is replaced by Sondra and Rose having a night out. these bits are left out of the UK version. which were somewhat graphic for a mainstream movie: the many nude scenes made by the two main actors included a full-frontal by Willis. so they didn't release the totally uncut version of Color of Night on DVD. in the version shown on British TV.

000 budget.imdb." She also cited the revelation of the murderer..939 in Argentina. [7] Ironically the film is the first Worst Picture "winner" to take that Award and not win even one other Razzie.com/m/color_of_night/) at Rotten Tomatoes . imdb. Worst Actress (Jane March). com/ title/ tt0109456/ trivia External links • Color of Night (http://www. imdb. $565. htm http:/ / www.454. The film also a note worthy failure internationally grossing only $1. since any shred of credibility was obviously the first thing thrown overboard. To call it absurd would be missing the point. [6] Color of Night won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture.''Color of Night'' 93 Reaction Referring to the film as "memorably bizarre.104 in Sweden. com/ dailynews/ pop/ 12_00/ 12_06a. warnerbros.610. warnerbros. and $364.rottentomatoes. Worst Original Song (The Color of the Night). Worst Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren).com/title/tt0109456/) at the Internet Movie Database • Color of Night (http://www. html http:/ / www. It's so lurid in its melodrama and so goofy in its plotting that with just a bit more trouble. frankly. Worst On Screen Couple (Any Combination of Any Two People From the Entire Cast).488 its opening weekend playing at a total of 1. "whose disguise won't fool anyone." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote: "I was. com/ reframe. [8] References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] http:/ / boxofficemojo.726.167 in Germany. latimes. it could have been a comedy.[5] the film ended up becoming a box office failure grossing only $19. imdb. html http:/ / telepixtvcgi. com/ movies/ ?id=colorofnight. and was also nominated in seven other categories including Worst Actor (Bruce Willis also for North). Worst Supporting Actor (Jane March as Ritchie)." Janet Maslin in her August 19. com/ title/ tt0109456/ business [7] http:/ / www. 1994 New York Times review wrote: "The enthusiastically nutty Color of Night has the single-mindedness of a bad dream and about as much reliance on everyday logic. com/ 1994-08-23/ entertainment/ ca-30121_1_forrest-gump).050 far below its $40. com/ title/ tt0109456/ alternateversions "Weekend Box Office : 'Forrest Gump' in Top Spot--Again" (http:/ / articles. The Los Angeles Times.085 in the UK. . $112. $4.690 in Austria.000. ew. Worst Director (Richard Rush). html?http:/ / telepixtvcgi. Retrieved 2011-01-11. imdb. stupefied. anywhere.00.725. com/ title/ tt0109456/ awards [8] http:/ / www." The film opened at #4 grossing $6.299493. [6] http:/ / www.740 theaters. com/ ew/ article/ 0.

Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. It was also awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.S. ironic mix of humor and violence. it revitalized the career of its leading man. eclectic dialogue.9 million (domestic) US$212. The film is known for its rich. 1994 (United States) 154 minutes United States English US$8.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' 94 Pulp Fiction (film) Pulp Fiction Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Quentin Tarantino Lawrence Bender Quentin Tarantino Roger Avary John Travolta Samuel L. theatrical) May 1994 (Cannes) [1] October 14.5 million US$107. The film was nominated for seven Oscars. who cowrote its screenplay with Roger Avary. and host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references.9 million (worldwide) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. John . including Best Picture. Jackson Uma Thurman Harvey Keitel Tim Roth Amanda Plummer Maria de Medeiros Ving Rhames Eric Stoltz Rosanna Arquette Christopher Walken Bruce Willis Cinematography Andrzej Sekuła Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Sally Menke Miramax Films (U. nonlinear storyline. A major critical and commercial success.

Mia. Pulp Fiction is structured around three distinct but interrelated storylines—in Tarantino's conception. Considerable screen time is devoted to conversations and monologues that reveal the characters' senses of humor and perspectives on life. as did costars Samuel L. known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue. and Vincent's fellow contract killer. Jules Winnfield. 5. fringe players. the brooding melancholy and operatic death scenes. beginning with a title card that gives two dictionary definitions of "pulp". 2. In Philip Parker's description. who received an Academy Award nomination. including mob kingpin Marsellus Wallace. and extensive use of homage and pastiche have led critics to describe it as a prime example of postmodern film. Pulp Fiction is self-referential from its opening moments. they would run: 4a. the narrative is presented out of sequence. then picks up the stories of Vincent. The picture's self-reflexivity. would be altogether out of place in the crisp and brightly lit wonderland that Tarantino conjures up.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' Travolta. 7. mob hitman Vincent Vega is the lead of the first story. 1. and several other important characters. 95 Narrative structure In keeping with writer-director Quentin Tarantino's trademark of nonlinear storytelling.[4] Similarly. find themselves embroiled in the hold-up. The plot. Considered a cultural watershed. the same is true of sequences 2 and 6. and distribution and its consequent profitability had a sweeping effect on the field of independent cinema (although it is not an independent film itself). 3. small-time criminals. and underworld problem-solver Winston Wolf. 5. It finally returns to where it began. The film's title refers to the pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid-20th century. 3. 6.[5] and Foster Hirsch suggests that its "trippy fantasy landscape" characterizes it more definitively than any genre label. prizefighter Butch Coolidge is the lead of the second. his wife. There are a total of seven narrative sequences—the three primary storylines are preceded by identifying intertitles on a black screen: 1.[7] Although each storyline focuses on a different series of incidents. marketing.[2] the film is also frequently labeled a "neo-noir". as in many of Tarantino's other works. in the diner: Vincent and Jules. 7. Pulp Fiction's influence has been felt in several other media. The nature of its development. Jules. Nicholas Christopher calls it "more gangland camp than neo-noir". 6. Pulp Fiction joins the intersecting storylines of Los Angeles mobsters. [It is] neither neo-noir nor a parody of noir". is the lead of the third. 2. Jackson and Uma Thurman. 4. unconventional structure. Considered by some critics a black comedy. . who have stopped in for a bite. b—present) "The Gold Watch" "The Bonnie Situation" Epilogue—The Diner (ii) If the seven sequences were ordered chronologically." Other analysts [9] describe the structure simply as a "circular narrative".[3] Critic Geoffrey O'Brien argues otherwise: "The old-time noir passions. Sequences 1 and 7 partially overlap and are presented from different points of view. is presented out of chronological sequence. Directed in a highly stylized manner. the structural form is "an episodic narrative with circular events adding a beginning and end and [8] allowing references to elements of each separate episode to be made throughout the narrative. Prologue—The Diner (i) Prelude to "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife" "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife" Prelude to "The Gold Watch" (a—flashback. they connect and intersect in various ways. 4b. Butch. The film starts out with a diner hold-up staged by "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny". and a mysterious briefcase.[6] Pulp Fiction is viewed as the inspiration for many later movies that adopted various elements of its style.

''Pulp Fiction (film)'' 96 Plot Prologue "Pumpkin" (Tim Roth) and "Honey Bunny" (Amanda Plummer) are having breakfast in a diner. Moments after they initiate the hold-up. He is in his boxing colors—it is time for the fight he has been paid to throw. but thinking he is alone. reviving her. "Fox Force Five". The next day. he learns from the death-obsessed driver. He shoots up before driving over to meet Mrs. The Gold Watch Butch flees the arena. They head to Jack Rabbit Slim's. A bell rings. Vincent Vega (John Travolta) talks about his experiences in Europe. startling the adult Butch out of this reverie. and Butch and Vincent briefly cross paths. Vincent says that Marsellus has asked him to escort his wife while Marsellus is out of town. Jules tells Vincent that Marsellus had someone thrown off a fourth-floor balcony for giving his wife a foot massage. Fabienne (Maria de Medeiros). they return to the Wallace house with the trophy. Mia recounts her experience acting in a failed television pilot. Koons explains that he has brought a gold watch. Before parting ways. Only then does he notice a submachine gun on the . the French McDonald's and its "Royale with Cheese". The pair—both wearing dress suits—are on their way to retrieve a briefcase from Brett (Frank Whaley). Jackson) drives. They conclude their banter and "get into character". Vincent rushes her to Lance's house for help. Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) and take her out. Butch finds the watch quickly. Vincent and Jules—now inexplicably dressed in T-shirts and shorts—arrive to deliver the briefcase. she snorts it and overdoses. aging prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) accepts a large sum of money from Marsellus (Ving Rhames). are lying low. After participating in a twist contest. Butch's father died of dysentery while in a POW camp. Mistaking it for cocaine. as they did during their previous heist. that he killed the opposing fighter. Butch has double-crossed Marsellus. He returns to his apartment to retrieve it. having won the bout. pauses for a snack. Mia and Vincent agree not to tell Marsellus of the incident. Vincent drops by the house of Lance (Eric Stoltz) and Jody (Rosanna Arquette) to score some high-grade heroin. they administer an adrenaline shot to Mia's heart. who has transgressed against their boss. Together. [10] The "famous dance scene": Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) do the twist at Jack Rabbit Slim's. They decide to rob it after realizing they could make money off the customers as well as the business. Making his getaway by taxi. at the motel where he and his girlfriend. Prelude to "The Gold Watch" Television time for young Butch (Chandler Lindauer) is interrupted by the arrival of Vietnam veteran Captain Koons (Christopher Walken). betting his payoff on himself at very favorable odds. Mia finds his stash of heroin in his coat pocket. Butch discovers that she has forgotten to pack the irreplaceable watch. and at his dying request Koons hid the watch in his rectum for two years in order to deliver it to Butch. gangster Marsellus Wallace. the scene breaks off and the title credits roll. which soon involves executing Brett in dramatic fashion after Jules recites a baleful "biblical" pronouncement. Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife In a virtually empty cocktail lounge. agreeing to take a dive in his upcoming match. Prelude to "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife" As Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. While Vincent is in the bathroom. although Marsellus's men are almost certainly looking for him. The next morning. passed down through generations of Coolidge men since World War I. from where he has just returned: the hash bars in Amsterdam. a 1950s-themed restaurant staffed by lookalikes of the decade's pop icons. Esmarelda Villalobos (Angela Jones).

"Honey Bunny". with one section by Tarantino. so long as he never tells anyone about the rape and departs Los Angeles forever. Development and production Writing The first element of what would become the Pulp Fiction screenplay was written by Roger Avary in the fall of 1990: Tarantino and Avary decided to write a short. creating a Mexican standoff. Vincent emerges from the restroom with his gun trained on her. They drive the car to a junkyard. is due back from work soon and he is very anxious that she not encounter the scene. ordering Jules and Vincent to clean the car. As Zed is raping Marsellus on a pommel horse. and accidentally shoots him in the face. Butch readies the gun in time to kill a startled Vincent Vega exiting the bathroom. At Jules's request. trains her gun on Jules. hide the body in the trunk. Marsellus informs Butch that they are even with respect to the botched fight fix. "The Wolf" takes charge of the situation.. Maynard (Duane Whitaker). Butch drives away but while waiting at a traffic light. hysterical. pondering how they were spared and leaving the briefcase to be returned to Marsellus. Jules surprises "Pumpkin" (whom he calls "Ringo"). after the seminal hardboiled crime fiction . After they execute him..[11] The initial inspiration was the three-part horror anthology film Black Sabbath (1963). Marsellus walks by and recognizes him. from where Wolf and the owner's daughter. The Tarantino–Avary project was provisionally titled "Black Mask". their informant. Marsellus arranges for the help of Winston Wolf (Harvey Keitel). But they quickly realized that nobody produces shorts. Butch agrees and returns to pick up Fabienne on Zed's chopper. Butch rams Marsellus with the car. "Pumpkin" demands all of the patrons' valuables. leaving a silent masked figure referred to as "the gimp" to watch a tied-up Butch. Butch breaks loose and knocks out the gimp. Marvin (Phil LaMarr). head off to breakfast and Jules and Vincent decide to do the same.. While Vincent is in the bathroom. Jules expresses his ambivalence about his life of crime. missing every time before an astonished Jules and Vincent return fire. Epilogue As Jules and Vincent eat breakfast in a coffee shop the discussion returns to Jules's decision to retire. captures them at gunpoint and ties them up in a half-basement area. one by Avary. As his first act of redemption. Jules decides this is a miracle and a sign from God for him to retire as a hitman. Maynard is joined by Zed (Peter Greene). including Jules's mysterious case. he allows the two robbers to take the cash they have stolen and leave. another man (Alexis Arquette) bursts out of the bathroom and shoots wildly at them. they take Marsellus to another room to rape him. Each eventually expanded his section into a feature-length script. and change into T-shirts and shorts provided by Jimmy. Raquel (Julia Sweeney). we see "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny" shortly before they initiate the hold-up from the movie's first scene. Forced to remove their bloodied car from the road. In a brief cutaway. He is about to flee when he decides to save Marsellus. holding him at gunpoint. Reprising his pseudo-biblical passage. on the theory that it would be easier to get made than a feature. dispose of their own bloody clothes. Marsellus retrieves Maynard's shotgun and shoots Zed in the groin. so the film became a trilogy. the hold-up commences. After a foot chase the two men land in a pawnshop. by Italian filmmaker Mario Bava. They drive off with one of Brett's associates. Butch kills Maynard with a katana. finishing the hitman's final job for his boss. Vincent asks Marvin for his opinion about the "miracle". then another automobile collides with his. 97 The Bonnie Situation The story returns to Vincent and Jules at Brett's. and one by a third director who never materialized. The shopowner.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' kitchen counter. Hearing the toilet flush. Jules calls upon the house of his friend Jimmy (Quentin Tarantino). Jimmy's wife. Bonnie.

"[14] Tarantino explains that the idea "was basically to take like the oldest chestnuts that you've ever seen when it comes to crime stories—the oldest stories in the book."[7] "I'm using old forms of storytelling and then purposely having them run awry".[29] Pulp Fiction. the first Miramax project to get a green light after the Disney acquisition. these genre characters and these genre situations and actually apply them to some of real life's rules and see how they unravel.[13] With work on Reservoir Dogs completed. the picture was a critical and commercial success.'. You know.. boxer Butch Coolidge. Michael Shamberg. and unfilmable. Someone's dead and then they're alive. along with his brother. So I thought. He characterizes the studio's position: "'This is the worst thing ever written.[12] Tarantino's script was produced as Reservoir Dogs. 'Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife'—the oldest story about. titled "Pandemonium Reigns"..[21] 98 Financing Tarantino and his producer. I wanted him to be a bully and a jerk". Ultimately a development deal worth around $1 million had been struck—the deal gave A Band Apart. his directorial debut. In January 1993. Bob—was instantly enthralled by the script and the company picked it up.[19] The script included a couple of made-up commercial brands that would feature often in later Tarantino films: Big Kahuna burgers (a Big Kahuna soda cup appears in Reservoir Dogs) and Red Apple cigarettes. Tarantino returned to the notion of a trilogy film: "I got the idea of doing something that novelists get a chance to do but filmmakers don't: telling three separate stories.[24] According to a studio executive.[13] Two scenes originally written by Avary for the True Romance screenplay. Tarantino also accompanied Reservoir Dogs around the European film festivals. in October 1992.[16] Tarantino went to work on the script for Pulp Fiction in Amsterdam in March 1992.."[15] In at least one case. and Stacey Sher.. Pulp Fiction appeared on a Variety list of films in preproduction at TriStar. violent.[20] As he worked on the script. the studio put the script into turnaround. there were also indications that the studio simply saw the project as too low-budget for its desired star-driven image. encompassing the script's fundamental structure. It makes no sense. He cast the lead actress. Angela Jones.[18] The notion of the crimeworld "cleaner" that became the heart of the episode was inspired by a short.[26] There were suggestions that TriStar was resistant to backing a film featuring a heroin user.. exclusively credited to Tarantino. was budgeted at $8.[24] In February. you've seen the story a zillion times.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' magazine. It's too long. which paid Tarantino for the right to consider exercising its option..[30] It became the first movie that Miramax completely financed.[23] Jersey had a distribution and "first look" deal with Columbia TriStar. Killing Zoe—has said that TriStar's objections were comprehensive.[31] Helping hold costs down was the plan Bender executed to pay all the main actors the same amount per week. Avary's. "Part of the trick is to take these movie characters. initial financing and office facilities.. . brought the script to Jersey Films.[25] In June. You know. Curdled.[17] He was joined there by Avary. Bender and Tarantino's newly formed production company. however. 'That's that!'"[28] Bender brought the script to Miramax. Harvey Weinstein—co-chairman of Miramax. Lawrence Bender. Before even seeing Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino had in mind a specific character from a classic Hollywood crime story: "I wanted him to be basically like Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer in Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly [1955]. the formerly independent studio that had recently been acquired by Disney.S. TriStar chief Mike Medavoy found it "too demented". that Tarantino saw at a film festival. the production company run by Danny DeVito. would form the basis for the "Gold Watch" storyline of Pulp Fiction. in Pulp Fiction and later backed the filmmakers' production of a feature-length version of Curdled. having characters float in and out with different weights depending on the story. the Pulp Fiction script was complete. Jersey got a share of the project and the right to shop the script to a studio.the guy's gotta go out with the big man's wife and don't touch her. were incorporated into the opening of "The Bonnie Situation": the "miraculous" missed shots by the hidden gunman and the rear seat automobile killing. Released in the U. who contributed "Pandemonium Reigns" to the project and participated in its rewriting as well as the development of the new storylines that would link up with it. he says. Jersey had attempted to [22] sign Tarantino for his next project.5 million.[27] Avary—who was about to start shooting his own directorial debut.

Bruce Willis as Butch Coolidge: Willis was a major star.. but Tarantino wanted Thurman after their first meeting."[46] Willis's appearance and physical presence were crucial to Tarantino's interest in casting him: "Bruce has the look of a 50s actor. appearing on a bed with cigarette in hand. I can't think of any other star that has that look. Though Tarantino had written the part specifically with Roth in mind. virtually ensuring its profitability. She took little advantage of her newfound fame.[37] Samuel L.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' regardless of their industry status. choosing not to do any big-budget films for the next three years. but most of his recent films had been box-office disappointments.[41] [42] She dominated most of the film's promotional material. Miramax garnered $11 million for the film's worldwide rights.. released a year earlier. exemplifies Tarantino's notion of [45] costume as symbolic armor. the concept remains unrealized.paid off royally: Pulp Fiction not only brought Willis new respect as an actor. who had a major role—Vic Vega—in Reservoir Dogs."[47] Keitel had played a character similarly employed as a "cleaner" in Point of No Return. In the filmmaker's words.. but the strategy. Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace: Miramax favored Holly Hunter or Meg Ryan for the role. Willis evoked one 1950s actor in particular for Tarantino: "Aldo Ray in Jacques Tourneur's Nightfall [1956].[34] Harvey Weinstein pushed for Daniel Day-Lewis in the part. a bartender at Marsellus's social club. in which he played a similar character." His boxing robe.[36] Travolta was subsequently cast in several hits including Get Shorty.. Harvey Weinstein convinced Jackson to audition a second time. taking a role in the modestly budgeted film "meant lowering his salary and risking his star status.000 or $140. TriStar head Mike Medavoy preferred Johnny Depp or Christian Slater. Jackson as Jules Winnfield: Tarantino had written the part with Jackson in mind. but the actor nearly lost it after his first audition was overshadowed by Paul Calderon's. She was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar and was launched into the celebrity A-list. On the strength of his name. London one in Pulp Fiction.[38] Jules was originally scripted with a giant afro.."[16] Harvey Keitel as Winston Wolf or simply "The Wolf": The part was written specifically for Keitel. I said let's go for that whole [44] look. Calderon appears in the movie as Paul. In 2004. He had used an American accent in the earlier film.[39] (One reviewer took it as a "tacit comic statement about the ghettoization of blacks in movies".[35] Travolta accepted a bargain rate for his services—sources claim either $100.000—but the film's success and his Oscar nomination as Best Actor revitalized his career. Tim Roth as "Pumpkin" or "Ringo": Roth had starred in Reservoir Dogs alongside Keitel and was brought on board again. As described by Peter Bart. and the John Woo blockbuster Face/Off. Tarantino discussed an idea for a movie starring Travolta and Madsen as the Vega brothers.[48] . "Harvey had been my favorite actor since I was 16 years old.)[40] Jackson received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. and his performance of the final diner scene won over Tarantino. who had starred in Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and was instrumental in getting it produced. designed by Betsy Heimann. Jackson assumed the audition was merely a reading. but also earned him several million dollars as a result of his gross participation.[43] Thurman would later star in Tarantino's two Kill Bill movies. but uses his natural. Madsen was still rueing his choice over a decade later. but Tarantino and Jackson agreed on the Jheri-curled wig seen in the film.[32] The biggest star to sign on to the project was Bruce Willis. Though he had recently appeared in several big-budget flops. Alfre Woodard and Meg Tilly were also considered.[33] 99 Cast John Travolta as Vincent Vega: Tarantino cast Travolta in Pulp Fiction only because Michael Madsen. he was still a major overseas draw. chose to appear in Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp instead.

in everything except the price tag.[56] The lead offscreen talent had all worked with Tarantino on Reservoir Dogs—cinematographer Andrzej Sekuła.[12] She had previously costarred with Thurman in Henry & June (1990).[53] Rosanna Arquette as Jody: Lance's wife. Haig passed on the role. Roth had introduced the actress and director. however. Rhames gave "one of the best auditions I've ever seen. in scope. Ellen DeGeneres also read for Jody. rock and roll. but not. Tarantino convinced Avary to forfeit his agreed-on cowriting credit and accept a "story by" credit.[61] For the costumes. with Quentin Tarantino instead using an eclectic assortment of surf music. devoted to the Vietnam veteran's monologue about the gold watch. which is the slowest stock they make. in ambition. "I want to work with Amanda in one of your films. it's lustrous. Tarantino chose surf music as the basic musical style for the film. and Out of Sight. who had appeared in many classic exploitation movies of the 1970s. was shot "on 50 ASA film stock.[45] Tarantino cast himself in a modest-sized role as he had in Reservoir Dogs. because of its association with surfing culture: "To me it just sounds like rock and roll. in length. denies that he ever even met Cobain. production designer David Wasco.[54] Grier was later cast as the lead of Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Lovelace also appeared in the film as Laura. Maria de Medeiros as Fabienne: Butch's girlfriend. but Tarantino did not believe audiences would find it plausible for Lance to yell at her. film editor Sally Menke.[50] According to Bender. Courtney Love later reported that Kurt Cobain was originally offered the role of Lance. In 1993. where it was joined by several other sets as well as the film's production offices. It's an epic in everything—in invention. even Morricone music. a long-discontinued General Mills cereal. who believed that the clothes his characters wore were their symbolic suits of armor."[58] The largest chunk of the budget—$150.000—went to creating the Jack Rabbit Slim's set. he insists. I wanted it to look like an epic. 1993. a waitress. telling Tarantino. he says. and costume designer Betsy Heimann. "[W]e had $8 million [sic].[59] It was built in a Culver City warehouse. if he had taken it. Before Pulp Fiction's premiere. Pam Grier read for the role. and pop songs. Dick Dale's rendition of "Misirlou" plays during the opening credits. Love would have played the role of his wife. Con Air.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' Amanda Plummer as Yolanda or "Honey Bunny": Tarantino wrote the role for Plummer. soul. but she has to have a really big gun. According to Tarantino.[55] Christopher Walken as Captain Koons: Walken appears in a single scene. I wanted it to look like a $20–25 million movie. Tarantino met the Portuguese actress while traveling with Reservoir Dogs around the European film festival circuit."[57] The film. 100 Filming The Pulp Fiction shoot commenced on September 20.[60] The diner sequence was shot on location in Hawthorne at the Hawthorne Grill. Tarantino took his inspiration from French director Jean-Pierre Melville. who were credited as music consultants. also returned from the earlier film. Fruit [62] The shoot wrapped on Brute. so the line "Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino" could be used in advertising and onscreen. she reprises the role . in which she plays a serial killer.[51] Eric Stoltz as Lance: Vincent's drug dealer."[49] Plummer followed up with director Michael Winterbottom's Butterfly Kiss. One of his pop totems.[41] Music No film score was composed for Pulp Fiction. The reason we use it is that it creates an almost no-grain image. much less offered him a role in the movie."[42] His acclaimed performance led to his being cast in big-budget features such as Mission Impossible. playing Anaïs Nin. It sounds like rock and roll spaghetti Western music.[52] Tarantino."[64] Some of the songs were suggested to Tarantino by his friends Chuck Kelley and Laura Lovelace. specifically to partner Roth onscreen. known for its Googie architecture. Walken had appeared in another small but pivotal role in the "Sicilian scene" in the Tarantino-written True Romance. [63] November 30. It's the closest thing we have to 50s Technicolor. the part was offered to Sid Haig. Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace: Before Rhames was cast.

box office. Against its budget of $8. to the film's engagement with the "younger. Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction. [He] has come up with a work of such depth. generating a further wave of publicity. Fiction was the top-grossing film at the box office its first weekend.[82] .[68] 101 Reception Release and box office Pulp Fiction premiered in May 1994 at the Cannes Film Festival. went one slogan. she says. As Peter Biskind describes. it went wide immediately. release. Pulp Fiction went into general release in the United States. The Weinsteins "hit the beach like commandos". such as speculation about the contents of the precious briefcase.[70] [71] It won the Palme d'Or. Locarno.5 million and about $10 million in marketing costs. 'underground' pop mixed with 'classic' ballads such as Dusty Springfield's 'Son of a Preacher Man' is crucial to the film's postmodern knowingness. but in book form its screenplay became the most successful in UK publishing history.[78] In terms of domestic grosses.93 million at the U. 1994. not only was the film a big hit.[75] Tarantino later said.. "The movie was nothing less than a national cultural phenomenon."[73] From Cannes forward. and San Sebastian.. wit and blazing originality that it places him in the front ranks of American film makers. It's actually fun to watch an audience in some ways chase after a movie.[72] The first U.is certainly not that of the publicly recognized counter-culture featured in Forrest Gump.' You can almost feel everybody moving in their seats. Pulp Fiction wound up grossing $107."[71] On October 14. Munich." She contrasts the soundtrack with that of Forrest Gump.S.. reached number 59. the highest-grossing film of 1994. rather. but is. The New York Times published its review the day of the opening. all of a sudden. promoting the film. You'll Be a Woman Soon". The album peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at number 21. making it the first "indie" film to surpass $100 million. bringing the picture's entire cast over. a landscape of danger. hilarity and vibrant local color. as well: In Britain. was released along with the film in 1994.. Tarantino's ripe imagination. Taormina. Reservoir Dogs had given Tarantino a reputation for glamorizing violence. "One thing that's cool is that by breaking up the linear structure. which also relies on period pop recordings: "[T]he version of 'the sixties' offered by Pulp Fiction. the traditional way of releasing an indie film. a top-ten bestseller.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' in Jackie Brown. "indicates the kind of cult status that Pulp Fiction achieved almost immediately.. 'hanging'—that is resolutely apolitical. that is." The soundtrack is central.a startling. a more genuinely marginal form of sub-culture based around a lifestyle—surfing.I gotta pay attention. Norway. Tarantino was on the road continuously.S. building buzz: Nottingham.[74] Over the next few months it played in smaller festivals around Europe.[65] The soundtrack album. which was in its second week and playing at more than twice as many theaters."[81] Abroad.[66] The single.."[76] In late September."[1] In the eyes of some cultural critics. Worldwide. review of the film was published on May 23 in industry trade magazine Variety. Janet Maslin called the film a "triumphant. it took in nearly $213 million. Miramax played with the [77] Pulp issue in its marketing campaign: "You won't know the facts till you've seen the fiction". into 1.[79] Popular engagement with the film."[80] As MovieMaker puts it.S. "It was not platformed. [The] use of the mono-tracked.. where it opened a week after its U. cleverly disorienting journey through a demimonde that springs entirely from Mr. it opened the New York Film Festival. the festival's top prize. even though it played on substantially fewer screens than any other film in the top 20. It's like. when I watch the film with an audience.. edging out a Sylvester Stallone vehicle.S. massive success. 'I gotta watch this. it does break [the audience's] alpha state. it did not open in a handful of theaters and roll out slowly as word of mouth built..[67] Estella Tincknell describes how the particular combination of well-known and obscure recordings helps establish the film as a "self-consciously 'cool' text. shock. beat-heavy style of early 1960s U. cinematically knowledgeable spectator" it solicits.100 theaters.[69] The film was unveiled at a midnight hour screening and caused a sensation. Urge Overkill's cover of the Neil Diamond song "Girl. Todd McCarthy called Pulp Fiction a "spectacularly entertaining piece of pop culture. The Specialist. it was the tenth biggest film of 1994.

with various awarding bodies ascribing credit differently. metaphysics. Southeastern Film Critics Association. James Wood. the film attained exceptionally high ratings among U. Society of Texas Film Critics. Kenneth Turan wrote. "The fact that Pulp Fiction is garnering more extravagant raves than Breathless ever did tells you plenty about which kind of cultural references are regarded as more fruitful—namely. set the tone for much subsequent criticism: "Tarantino represents the final triumph of postmodernism. reviewers: a 94% score at Rotten Tomatoes[87] and a Metascore of 94 on Metacritic.'"[83] Richard Corliss of Time wrote. National Board of Review. most famous feature. or moral interest.[97] The screenplay won several prizes. Some commentators took exception to the movie's frequent use of the word "nigger".. Pulp Fiction nourishes."[85] "You get intoxicated by it. It dares Hollywood films to be this smart about going this far. of someone who's afraid of losing his reputation scrambling for any way to offend sensibilities. being composed of secondhand. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times describing it as "so well-written in a scruffy. thus avoiding its capacity to do anything except helplessly represent our agonies. named as sole recipient of the Best Screenplay honor. especially one involving bondage harnesses and homosexual rape. Pulp Fiction was named Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics. Tarantino. cultural slumming. While not panning the film. abets. David Ansen wrote. Only in this age could a writer as talented as Tarantino produce artworks so vacuous." Awards season Around the turn of the year. and Kansas City Film Critics Circle. have the uncomfortable feeling of creative desperation. Todd Boyd argued that the word's recurrence "has the ability to signify the ultimate level of hipness for white males who have historically used their perception of black masculinity as the embodiment of cool". John Simon was unswayed: "titillation cures neither hollowness nor shallowness". it succeeds in gleaming like something new. In the Washington Post. writing in The Guardian."[91] Observing in the National Review that "[n]o film arrives with more advance hype"."[86] Overall. the film received seven Oscar nominations—Best Picture. . "Pulp Fiction is indisputably great.. Donna Britt described how she was happy not to see Pulp Fiction on a recent weekend and thus avoid "discussing [93] the rousing scene in which a gunshot sprays somebody's brains around a car interior". Director.S. "high on the rediscovery of how pleasurable a movie can be. I'm not sure I've ever encountered a filmmaker who combined discipline and control with sheer wild-ass joy the way that Tarantino does. failed to mention Avary in his acceptance speech. If good directors accept Tarantino's implicit challenge. wrote Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. so entirely stripped [95] of any politics."[89] Some who reviewed it in the following weeks took more exception to the predominant critical reaction than to Pulp Fiction itself. the movie theater could again be a great place to live in. "It towers over the year's other movies as majestically and menacingly as a gang lord at a preschool.[98] In February 1995. Boston Society of Film Critics. "The miracle of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction is how.[92] Debate about the film spread beyond the review pages.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' 102 Critical response The response of major American movie reviewers was widely favorable. Some sequences.[96] Tarantino was named Best Director by all seven of those organizations as well as by the New York Film Critics Circle and Chicago Film Critics Association. Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader wrote."[84] In Newsweek.[88] The Los Angeles Times was one of the few major news outlets to publish a negative review on the film's opening weekend.." wrote Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman. In the Chicago Tribune. the ones we already have and don't wish to expand. At the Golden Globe Awards."[40] "There's a special kick that comes from watching something this thrillingly alive". Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Violence was often the theme. debased parts. which is to empty the artwork of all content. Stanley Kauffman of The New Republic felt that "the way that [it] has been so widely ravened up and drooled over verges on the disgusting.[94] In Britain."[90] Responding to comparisons between Tarantino's film and the work of French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard. fanzine way that you want to rub noses in it—the noses of those zombie writers who take 'screenwriting' classes that teach them the formulas for 'hit films. especially his first. "The writer-director appears to be straining for his effects.

the trajectory of Pulp Fiction from Cannes launch to commercial smash "forever altered the game" of so-called independent cinema.[112] It "triggered a myriad of clones". will be the ultimate honor for Pulp Fiction. Tarantino and Avary were announced as joint winners of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. it criticizes other movies. Jackson. Pulp Fiction was soon associated with his charges concerning gratuitous violence."[117] The film's large financial return on its small . I predict. he cited two less celebrated movies based on Tarantino screenplays. and Thurman were each nominated as well for the 1st Screen Actors Guild Awards. 1995. Travolta. Original Screenplay.[104] Ken Dancyger writes that its "imitative and innovative style"—like that of its predecessor.[99] At the Academy Awards ceremony the following month.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' Actor (Travolta). the violent intensity of Pulp Fiction calls to mind other violent watershed films that were considered classics in their time and still are.[108] In Peter Biskind's description. and Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange [1971]. and Jackson won for Best Supporting Actor. four incorporated violent shoot-outs over a soundtrack of iconoclastic 70s pop hits. The consequence is twofold—the presumption of deep knowledge on the part of the audience of those forms such as the gangster films or Westerns. it created a "guys-with-guns frenzy". Hitchcock's Psycho [1960]. but extended the noir vision virtually around the world. Less than a year after the picture's release.[107] Paula Rabinowitz expresses the general film industry opinion that Pulp Fiction "simultaneously resurrected John Travolta and film noir". when David Denby of The New Yorker credited it with initiating the ongoing cycle of disordered cinematic narratives.[101] Pulp Fiction garnered four honors at the Independent Spirit Awards. In Siskel's view. "Pulp became the Star Wars of independents. Tarantino and Avary shared the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay."[114] Pulp Fiction's effect on film form was still reverberating in 2007. Supporting Actor (Jackson). Gene Siskel argued that Pulp Fiction posed a major challenge to the "ossification of American movies with their brutal formulas". Supporting Actress (Thurman). Dole did accuse Pulp Fiction—which he had not seen—of promoting "the romance of heroin". Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde [1967]." the Radio (1995). according to David Desser.[111] and 2 Days in the Valley (1996). director. bloated movie industry and used a world of lively lowlifes to reflect how dull other movies had become.[103] 103 Influence and reputation Pulp Fiction quickly came to be regarded as one of the most significant films of its era.[116] It "cemented Miramax's place as the reigning indie superpower". a different experience for the audience. Natural Born Killers and True Romance. in which Tarantino acted. Reservoir Dogs—represents a new phenomenon. and screenplay (Tarantino). writes Fiona Villella.[1] writes Biskind. male lead (Jackson).[104] Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995). According to Variety.[105] In a widely covered speech on May 31.[100] The furor around the film was still going strong: much of the March issue of Artforum was devoted to its critical dissection. horror films or adventure films. held at the end of the month: best feature. Dole had not. In 1995. presented on February 25. in a special edition of Siskel & Ebert devoted to Tarantino. And that the parody or alteration of that film creates a new form. mentioned the film.[102] At the British Academy Film Awards.[106] In September 1996. two climaxed with all the main characters shooting each other at once. British critic Jon Ronson attended the National Film School's end-of-semester screenings and assessed the impact: "Out of the five student movies I watched. but none took home the honor. Like all great films.[109] The stylistic influence of Pulp Fiction soon became apparent. in fact.[113] Internationally. exploding expectations for what an indie film could do at the box office. and Film Editing.[115] Its impact on Hollywood was deeper still. Not since Citizen Kane has one man appeared from relative obscurity to [110] Among the first Hollywood films cited as its imitators were Destiny Turns on redefine the art of moviemaking. and one had two hitmen discussing the idiosyncrasies of The Brady Bunch before offing their victim. Each film shook up a tired. Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole attacked the American entertainment industry for peddling "nightmares of depravity". the movie whose style is created from the context of movie life rather than real life. it "not only influenced a British brand of noir. And that.

most unambiguously in the in their classic pose.[123] As of January 2010. it ranked as the number 3 film in history. Roger Ebert called it "the most influential film of the decade".spawning a flock of me-too classics divisions. with Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta clutching bananas instead of guns. In 2007..[133] In 2007.[138] It was voted as the fourth greatest film of all time in a nationwide poll for Britain's Channel 4 in 2001. it is number 10 on Banksy's "famous mural" was painted in 2002 [135] and painted over by municipal workers five years Metacritic's list of all-time highest scores. Variety. [S]mart studio executives suddenly woke up to the fact that grosses and market share.. "You'd be hard-pressed.[137] In a 2006 readers' poll by the British magazine Total Film...[118] In 2001.[127] The scene of Travolta and Thurman's characters Vincent and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L.. highly in popular surveys..[136] In a 2007 poll of the online film community."[130] Jules's "Ezekiel" recitation was voted the fourth greatest movie speech of all time in a 2004 poll. literature. Institute's "Ten Top Ten" poll ranked it number 7 all-time in the gangster film genre. it was identified as a significant focus of attention within the growing community of Internet users. which got all the press. Entertainment Weekly named it the best film of [124] That same year. in particular Marsellus's threat.. to name a moment from Quentin Tarantino's film that isn't iconic.[119] And its impact was even broader than that.[131] Pulp Fiction now appears in several critical assessments of all-time great films. in 2008. by now.[121] Adding Pulp Fiction to his roster of "Great Movies" in 2001. pointing their guns.[126] The adrenalin shot to Mia Wallace's heart is on Premiere's list of "100 Greatest Movie Moments"... it was voted 94th overall on the AFI's "100 Years. and critics named Pulp Fiction the ninth best film of all time. movie industry professionals. Time's Corliss wrote much the same: "(unquestionably) the most influential American movie of the 90s".copy[ing] Miramax's marketing and distribution strategies.100 Movies" list.[113] [120] Not long after its release. BBC News reported that "London transport workers have painted over an iconic mural by 'guerrilla artist' Banksy. The film ranks very [132] later. the American Film the past quarter-century. and advertising.[139] 104 .[125] It was referenced more than a decade and a half later in the Travolta vehicle From Paris with Love. Once the studios realized that they could exploit the economies of (small) scale. were not the same as profits. it placed eleventh. noting the increasing number of actors switching back and forth between expensive studio films and low-budget independent or indie-style projects.. Entertainment Weekly declared.[122] Four years later. In 2008. starring the same two actors."[129] Certain lines were adopted popularly as catchphrases."[124] Jules and Vincent's "Royale with Cheese" dialogue became famous.. suggested that the "watershed moment for movie stars" came with the decision by Willis—one of Hollywood's highest-paid performers—to appear in Pulp Fiction. music. they more or less gave up buying or remaking the films themselves.[123] Several scenes and images from the film achieved iconic status. A 2008 Empire poll combining the opinions of readers. The image of Travolta and Jackson's characters standing side by side in suit and tie. This image represents Pulp [128] Fiction on Time's "All-Time 100 Movies" list.. 2005 film Be Cool. The image depicted a scene from Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. "I'm 'a get medieval on your ass. an "international phenomenon" that influenced television.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' budget transform[ed] the industry's attitude toward the lowly indies..[134] In 2005. Jackson) dancing has been frequently homaged.. has also become widely familiar. as Disney had Miramax. it was named one of Time's "All-Time 100 Movies". It has been described as a "major cultural event". and either bought the distributors. or started their own..

[146] Todd McCarthy writes that the film's "striking widescreen compositions often contain objects in extreme close-up as well as vivid contrasts. directed by Stanley Kubrick].. "[W]hat is the film about?" and answers.[150] O'Brien. "If the film is actually about anything other than its own cleverness.[144] Robert Kolker sees the "flourishes.. the "expansive. interweaving structure of Pulp Fiction. obscenely epigrammatic". argues that "Pulp Fiction is more a guided tour of an infernal theme park decorated with cultural detritus.to date"."[112] Richard Alleva argues that "Pulp Fiction has about as much to do with actual criminality or violence as Cyrano de Bergerac with the realities of seventeenth-century France or The Prisoner of Zenda with Balkan politics.and its constantly teasing and often deferential references to other films". On this model. the "absurd dialogue". dismissing attempts to associate the movie with film noir."[145] He contrasts Pulp Fiction with postmodern Hollywood predecessors Hudson Hawk (1991.empty pastiche. extremely dark sense of humor Leonard applies to the realm of violence as a source of inspiration. it is "a succulent guilty pleasure. She proposes that it "can be seen as effecting her resurrection from the dead. whose influence Tarantino has acknowledged. "unexpectedly transforms the meaning of the violence cliché.. brightly colored widescreen visuals" evoke comedy directors such as Frank Tashlin and Blake Edwards. He suggests that Leonard's "rich dialogue" is reflected in Tarantino's "popular-culture-strewn jive"..[140] Geoffrey O'Brien sees the result as connected "rather powerfully to a parallel pulp tradition: the tales of terror and the uncanny practiced by such writers as Cornell Woolrich [and] Fredric Brown..''Pulp Fiction (film)'' 105 Critical analysis Tarantino has stated that he originally planned "to do a Black Mask movie".. Conard asks. Foster Hirsch finds Pulp Fiction far from a masterpiece: "authoritative.is essentially of two films that Tarantino can't seem to get out of his mind: Mean Streets [1973.... David Walker writes that it "is marked by its playful reverence for the 1950s." Mark T. he also points to the acute.. the goofy fracturing of temporality [as] a patina over a pastiche.[142] Philip French describes the film's narrative as a "circular movement or Möbius strip of a kind Resnais and Robbe-Grillet would admire. starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) that "took the joke too far.. a realm that Pulp Fiction makes its own.[147] The movie's host of pop culture allusions. O'Brien finds a strong affinity between the intricate plot mechanics and twists of Brown's novels and the recursive. fragments of blaxploitation and Roger Corman and Shogun Assassin. Describing the film in 2005 as Tarantino's "postmodern masterpiece."[143] James Mottram regards crime novelist Elmore Leonard.[73] To Martin Rubin. He characterizes its convoluted narrative technique as "postmodern tricksiness". starring Willis) and Last Action Hero (1993.."[4] Catherine Constable takes the moment in which a needle filled with adrenaline is plunged into the comatose Mia's heart as exemplary.[153] In Alan Stone's view. like that between Vincent and Jules in the scene where the former accidentally kills Marvin.. influential. the referencing of previous aesthetic forms and styles moves beyond. and meaningless". "[I]t kind of went somewhere else". ranging from the famous image of Marilyn Monroe's skirt flying up over a subway grating to Jules addressing a soon-to-be victim as "Flock of Seagulls" because of his haircut.."[141] In particular. Pulp Fiction unmasks the macho myth by making it laughable and deheroicizes the power trip glorified by standard Hollywood violence. the apparent witty banality of the dialogue.[148] have led many critics to discuss it within the framework of postmodernism. sometimes bringing to mind the visual strategies of Sergio Leone". "wise-guy literate. beautifully made junk food for cinéastes". media-smart.simply mocked or suggested that they were smarter than the audience" and flopped. directed by Martin Scorsese] and The Killing [1956."[154] Stone reads the film as . it seems dedicated to the dubious thesis that hit men are part of the human family.[149] Calling the film a "terminally hip postmodern collage". "American nihilism. referring to the magazine largely responsible for popularizing hardboiled detective fiction. The pastiche."[152] Hirsch suggests. Set "in a world that could exist only in the movies". simultaneously recalling and undermining the Gothic convention of the vampire's stake. Both dealt heavily in the realm of improbable coincidences and cruel cosmic jokes. an acknowledged hero of Tarantino's.. music out of a twenty-four-hour oldies station for which all the decades since the fifties exist simultaneously. [151] sustaining an 'inventive and affirmative' mode of postmodernism. as the film's primary literary antecedent. Buddy Holly and Mamie Van Doren.." He reads the movie as a form of romance whose allure is centered in the characters' nonnaturalistic discourse.

All the better.". confined. and airless nastiness of the world Tarantino creates. and irony-without-insight as elements of mediation.. But the scene existed before John Travolta was cast. but this nastiness keeps being laughed off—by the mock intensity of the action. never stop. "the postmodern is about surfaces.. put on a white polyester suit. He isn't part of America's own mad cosmology. "Great. but he's stopping the movie to have a musical sequence. and we're with Tony [160] again... the prowling. it was like. beyond "all the better"."[155] According to Kolker. Kolker finds a vacuum: "The postmodern insouciance.. And the fact that it's not a musical. he explains. writes Gary Groth."[154] Where Stone sees a celebration.."[158] Two scenes in particular have prompted discussion of the film's highly intertextual style. [It] celebrates interracial friendship and cultural diversity. Everybody thinks that I wrote this scene just to have John Travolta dancing. Travolta's presence is essential to the power of the scene. That's why Pulp Fiction was so popular. however. My favorite musical sequences have always been in Godard. But once he was cast. and racism of Pulp Fiction were perfectly acceptable because the film didn't pretend seriousness and therefore didn't mock it. humor. There is no nudity and no violence directed against women.[t]he facile consumption of shocking images and hallucinatory delight. Many have assumed that the dance sequence at Jack Rabbit Slim's was intended as a reference to Travolta's star-making performance as Tony Manero in the epochal Saturday Night Fever (1977).''Pulp Fiction (film)'' "politically correct.... perverse. and the director swims against the current of class stereotype. the myth of a movie star who has fallen out of favor. Tarantino is a cinematic kleptomaniac—he literally can't help himself. because they just come out of nowhere. The film's cycle of racist and homophobic jokes might threaten to break out into a quite nasty view of the world. Daniel Day-Lewis couldn't have woken such a powerful longing in us. "Tarantino's characters". It's so infectious. [Vince and Mia's] actual dance may be closer to the choreography of Anna Karina's shuffle with her two bumbling gangster boyfriends in Bande à part.' while Travolta's dance performance inevitably references 'the seventies' and his appearance in Saturday Night Fever. We get to see John dance... it is flattened spatiality in which event and character are in a steady state of reminding us that they are pop-cultural figures. We keep waiting for him to shed his paunch.. homophobia."[157] 106 Homage as essence Cinema Pulp Fiction is full of homages to other movies.. Tarantino. there are strong women and strong black men. so friendly... makes it all the more sweet.[156] Henry A.. "inhabit a world where the entire landscape is composed of Hollywood product. According to the filmmaker. credits a scene in the Jean-Luc Godard film Bande à part (1964) with the inspiration.. and of the film: Travolta's entire career becomes "backstory". and enter the 2001 Odyssey club in Bay Ridge... None of these elements gets beyond the seduction of voyeuristic gazing. but because the narrative and spatial structure of the film never threatened to go beyond themselves into signification.. where he will dance for us and never.the twist contest is a musical sequence which evokes 'the sixties. offering viewers only the immediacy of shock. Giroux argues that Tarantino "empties violence of any critical social consequences."[146] Calling it the "acme of postmodern nineties filmmaking". confronting. Not because all audiences got all or any of its references to Scorsese and Kubrick. but even that reference is lost to us. but still resides in our memory as the king of disco..[159] Jerome Charyn argues that. Estella Tincknell notes that while the "diner setting seems to be a simulacrum of a 'fifties' restaurant. Brooklyn. The 'past' thus becomes a more general 'pastness' in . Tony Manero [is] an angel sitting on Vince's shoulder. violence.

the science-fiction film Zardoz (1974). directed by John Boorman."[167] Giroux reads the rape scene homage similarly: "in the end Tarantino's use of parody is about repetition. I Spy.[163] [164] The Evil Dead II (1987)[163] katana (samurai sword)—many. as well as sending up his own reputation as an enfant terrible of movie violence. including Seven Samurai (1954). and taboo into an entertainingly subtle adrenaline play—a fiction.[154] Zed shares a name with Sean Connery's character in Boorman's follow-up.. Don Siegel. with the possible exception of The Avengers. in contrasts.[165] David Bell argues that far from going against the "current of class stereotype". and softening the face of violence by reducing it to the property of film history. transgression.. a portentous line of Marsellus's echoes one from the 1973 crime drama Charley Varrick. The Avengers. Kung Fu."[161] She also argues that in this passage the film "briefly shifts from its habitually ironic discourse to one that references the conventions of the classic film musical and in doing so makes it possible for the film to inhabit an affective space that goes beyond stylistic allusion. the name of the character who speaks it there is Maynard. in Glyn White's words."[161] The pivotal moment in which Marsellus crosses the street in front of Butch's car and notices him evokes the scene in which Marion Crane's boss sees her under similar circumstances in Psycho. "two sadistic honkies straight out of Deliverance" (1972). Moreover. this scene."[166] Stephen Paul Miller believes the Pulp Fiction scene goes down much easier than the one it echoes: "The buggery perpetrated is not at all as shocking as it was in Deliverance. The Partridge Family. horror.honourable heroes. and significantly. represents a culture with a well-defined moral code and thus connects Butch with a more meaningful approach to life. like Deliverance..'"[169] Neil Fulwood focuses on Butch's weapon selection. Mia's fictional pilot.. The nineties film reduces seventies competition.. tipping a nod to the noble and the notorious. that was a Sixties thing. When Butch decides to rescue Marsellus. selects identifies him with. "Here."[163] Conard argues that the first three items symbolize a nihilism that Butch is rejecting.[163] Critics have identified these weapons with a range of possible allusions: • • • • hammer—The Toolbox Murders (1978)[164] baseball bat—Walking Tall (1973). writing. The traditional Japanese sword."[168] In Groth's view.[171] "The above list. Tarantino's love of movies is at its most open and nonjudgemental. and last but not least.[163] [164] The Yakuza (1975). Our culture was television.[170] Television Robert Miklitsch argues that "Tarantino's telephilia" may be more central to the guiding sensibility of Pulp Fiction than the filmmaker's love for rock 'n' roll and even cinema: Talking about his generation. directed by another of Tarantino's heroes. one that came of age in the '70s. the scene makes a sly comment about the readiness of cinema to seize upon whatever is to hand for its moments of mayhem and murder. The Three Stooges. "he finds a trove of items with film-hero resonances"." writes Miklitsch. a pulp fiction. the crucial difference is that "in Deliverance the rape created the film's central moral dilemma whereas in Pulp Fiction it was merely 'the single weirdest day of [Butch's] life. "mobilize[s] a certain construction of poor white country folk—and particularly their sexualization.'rustic sexual expression often takes the form of homosexual rape' in American movies. Tarantino has commented that the "number one thing we all shared wasn't music. Green Acres.[162] Marsellus and Butch are soon held captive by Maynard and Zed.[163] The Untouchables (1987)[164] chainsaw—The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).''Pulp Fiction (film)'' which the stylistic signifiers of various decades are loaded in to a single moment. Clutch Cargo. "suggests that Pulp Fiction has less of an elective affinity with the cinematic avant-gardism of Godard than with mainstream network .[163] Shogun Assassin (1980)[164] 107 At the conclusion of the scene." A random list of the TV programs referenced in Pulp Fiction confirms his observation: Speed Racer."[164] White asserts that "the katana he finally. The Flintstones.. Happy Days.. Fox Force Five. The Brady Bunch.

in the 1978 Vietnam War movie The Deer Hunter."[173] Miklitsch asserts that."[172] Kolker might not disagree.[181] . Vincent's demeanor reinforces the allusion to. it's like comparing a combined museum. Roger Ebert dismissed it as "nothing more than a widely distributed urban legend given false credibility by the mystique of the Net". The Vietnam War veteran is played by Christopher Walken. male interiority. mystified. arguing that "Pulp Fiction is a simulacrum of our daily exposure to television. and department store with a jukebox."[172] Jonathan Rosenbaum had brought TV into his analysis of the Tarantino/Godard comparison. Kiss Me Deadly. for some critics. the scene between young Butch and his father's comrade-in-arms..[176] In a 2007 video interview with fellow director and friend Robert Rodriguez. with an intertitle that reads "Missing Reel". film archive. the case was to contain diamonds. whose presence in the role evokes his performance as a traumatized G. but the film cuts out and skips the scene in the style employed in Tarantino and Rodriguez's Grindhouse (2007). and plays on through.I. walks out of the movie clutching it still. The interview resumes with Rodriguez discussing how radically the "knowledge" of the briefcase's contents alters one's understanding of the movie. Analyzing the notion... a video-rental outlet.[179] To Susan Fraiman. record shop. For filming purposes. gazes into In scholar Paul Gormley's view. and remain with nothing to comprehend.. as specified in Tarantino's screenplay. it contained a hidden orange light bulb that produced an otherworldly glow. Tarantino purportedly "reveals" the secret contents of the briefcase. [T]he gray light of the television presiding over the scene seems to inscribe the ghostly paternal gaze.. Much valued. Willis writes that "when Captain Koons enters the living room.[80] A strong similarity has often been observed with the 1955 film noir Kiss Me Deadly. and an issue of TV Guide. library. aka Gabrielle (Gaby Rodgers).the scene in Kiss Me Deadly in which Lily [178] Carver. thugs and perverts. this radiant. many solutions to what one scholar calls this "unexplained postmodern puzzle" have been proposed. we see Walken in his function as an image retrieved from a repertoire of 1970s television and movie versions of ruined masculinity in search of rehabilitation."[91] Sharon Willis focuses on the way a television show (Clutch Cargo) marks the beginning of. much vaunted. a pure plot device. laugh."[156] 108 Notable motifs The mysterious briefcase The combination of the mysterious suitcase is 666. the "number of the beast"."[180] The idea that the briefcase contains Marsellus's soul gained popular currency in the mid-1990s. but this was seen as too mundane.. sentimental boxers and pimp promoters move through a series of long-take tableaux: we watch. [175] the glowing case. whose protagonist Tarantino has cited as a source for Butch. its homophobes. Originally. acknowledging that the directors were similar in wanting to cram everything they like onscreen: "But the differences between what Godard likes and what Tarantino likes and why are astronomical. who wants to lose the baggage of a barricaded self..transfixed" into the glowing [174] case. the unseen contents represent "defended.. makes it possible to read the eerie glow as symbolic of violence itself.. this connection with explosive. features a glowing briefcase housing an atomic . That movie. Despite Tarantino's statements. the film is a "prime example of the pernicious ooze-like influence of mass culture exemplified by their bête noire: TV. indefinable softness is locked within a hard. Even Jules. Tarantino has said that there is no explanation for its contents—it is simply a MacGuffin. and a similar one with Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).''Pulp Fiction (film)'' programming. and never finally shown.[177] Vincent "stares. exterior shell.

this contrasts with the film's prevalent representation of a nihilistic culture. Conard argues that as Jules reflects on the passage. that same recitation a second time. which overlaps the end of the earlier sequence. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. from the diner scene. Jules is shown to be cognizant of a place beyond this simulation. It may make you feel good. to Conard. In the second. [T]his is perhaps most marked when he moves on from being a simulation of a Baptist preacher. for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. Chiba's character would lecture the villain-of-the-week about how the world must be rid of evil before killing him... In the King James version from which Jules's speech is adapted. Mia goes to "powder her nose"—literally. which. "And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes.[191] At Jack Rabbit Slim's. though to a lesser extent. a fourth man is hiding in the bathroom—his actions will lead to Jules's transformative "moment of clarity". 1976).[187] Adele Reinhartz writes that the "depth of Jules's transformation" is indicated by the difference in his two deliveries of the passage: "In the first. Ezekiel 25:17 reads in its entirety. but just a few seconds later in screen time.he appears to be a different sort of man altogether.[186] Two critics who have analyzed the role of the speech find different ties between Jules's transformation and the issue of postmodernity. proclaiming the prophecy with fury and self-righteousness... brushing her teeth.. spouting Ezekiel because it was "just a cool thing to say. the hardback but pulp-style novel Vincent is shown with in two scenes.. The first version of the passage is as follows: 109 “ The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men." In his conversion. it dawns on him "that it refers to an objective framework of value and meaning that is absent from his life". but it certainly doesn't leave you any wiser. As Jules and Vincent confront Brett and two of his pals.[189] Rosenbaum finds much less in Jules's revelation: "[T]he spiritual awakening at the end of Pulp Fiction."[183] Tarantino's primary inspiration for the speech was the work of Japanese martial arts star Sonny Chiba. and they shall know that I am the LORD. [I]n true postmodern fashion. he in the shower.. he is a majestic and awe-inspiring figure. is a piece of jive avowedly inspired by kung-fu movies.. the first two are fabricated from various biblical phrases.[184] In the 1980s television series Kage no Gundan (Shadow Warriors). . After Marvin's absurd death.. Tarantino's other films also feature this trope. the film constructs as God. which Jackson performs beautifully. in this case. when I shall lay my vengeance upon them. Gormley argues that unlike the film's other major characters—Marsellus aside—Jules is linked to a "thing" beyond postmodern simulation. before he executes someone. the next morning." While the final two sentences of Jules's speech are similar to the actual cited passage."[188] Similar to Gormley.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' Jules's Bible passage Jules ritually recites what he describes as a biblical passage. is identical except for the final line: "And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. she brushing her teeth. at the beginning of "The Bonnie Situation"..[185] A killer delivers a similar biblical rant in Modesty Blaise. and in the epilogue at the diner. where it is both shown as a scrolling text and read by an offscreen narrator. Vincent and Jules wash up in Jimmie's bathroom. ” The second version. [he] reflects on the meaning of his speech and provides several different ways that it might pertain to his current situation.[182] The text of Ezekiel 25 preceding verse 17 indicates that God's wrath is retribution for the hostility of the Philistines. Butch and Fabienne play an extended scene in their motel bathroom. surrounded by a bevy of women vainly primping. there she is again. she snorts coke in the restroom. We hear the passage three times—in the introductory sequence in which Jules and Vincent reclaim Marsellus's briefcase from the doomed Brett. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and goodwill shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee. Ezekiel 25:17. Its text and its identification as Ezekiel 25:17 derive from an almost identical creed that appears at the beginning of the Chiba movie Karate Kiba (The Bodyguard."[190] The bathroom Much of Pulp Fiction's action revolves around characters who are in the bathroom or need to use the toilet.....

"[173] Despite that. 2. Perched on the toilet with his book. "Pulp Fiction demonstrates. During a stakeout at Butch’s apartment.we see the contemporary world as utterly contingent. lurid stories on cheap paper. in the instant you are not looking.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' where they get into a contretemps over a bloody hand towel. Mia mistakes his heroin for cocaine. Vincent is feminized by sitting instead of standing as well as by his trashy tastes. especially the popular culture of one's childhood.[115] When the diner hold-up turns into a Mexican standoff. and is realized in the third instance: 1. director) Best Screenplay (Motion Picture) — Quentin Tarantino Best Film — Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino. 3. What we have then is a series of damaging associations—pulp. Vincent emerges from the toilet with his book and is killed by Butch. "I gotta go pee!"[192] As described by Peter and Will Brooker..that even an open pulpophile like Tarantino may continue to feel anxious and emasculated by his preferences. he is implicitly infantilized and homosexualized.. and overdoses. In the Brookers' analysis. While Vincent is in the bathroom worrying about the possibility of going too far with Marsellus's wife. Tarantino reinforces its association with shit. snorts it. argues Fraiman. Jackson Best Original Screenplay — Quentin Tarantino/Roger Avary Palme d'Or — Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino. transformed.[194] Willis reads Pulp Fiction in almost precisely the opposite direction. and the seemingly inevitable result is being pulverized by Butch with a Czech M61 submachine gun. women. director) Best Director — Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay — Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary It also received the following nominations:[100] [103] [195] . finding "its overarching project as a drive to turn shit into gold. already suggested by the dictionary meanings of "pulp" that preface the movie: moist."[193] Fraiman finds it particularly significant that Vincent is reading Modesty Blaise in two of these instances.. "In three significant moments Vincent retires to the bathroom [and] returns to an utterly changed world where death is threatened. disastrously. shit—that taint not only male producers of mass-market fiction but also male consumers."[192] 110 Awards Pulp Fiction won the following major honors:[72] [100] [103] [195] [196] Category — Recipient(s) Academy Awards BAFTA Awards Cannes Film Festival Golden Globe Awards National Society of Film Critics Best Original Screenplay — Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary Best Supporting Actor — Samuel L. She links this fact with the traditional derisive view of women as "the archetypal consumers of pulp": Locating popular fiction in the bathroom. shapeless matter. Vincent and Jules’s diner breakfast and philosophical conversation is aborted by an armed robbery while Vincent is reading on the toilet. This is one way of describing the project of redeeming and recycling popular culture. as is Tarantino's wont as well as his stated aim. "Honey Bunny" whines. also. "Through Vince. That this fate has to do with Vincent's reading habits is strongly suggested by a slow tilt from the book on the floor directly up to the corpse spilled into the tub."[193] The threat increases in magnitude as the narrative progresses chronologically. preoccupied by the anal..

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flirting with Carl's wife Toby openly at every opportunity. his fortune takes a turn for the better and even the lovely Toby . Philip Seymour Hoffman. Bruce Willis. his estranged son. usually with his dim-witted young friend Rub by his side. Josef Sommer. Jailed for punching a police officer named Raymer who has been persecuting him. He free-lances in the construction business. 1994 110 minutes United States English Nobody's Fool is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Richard Russo. Jessica Tandy. While they reconstruct their relationship. Sully strikes up a new one with his young grandson Will. Dylan Walsh. Family complications of his own develop for Sully with a visit from Peter. Plot Donald "Sully" Sullivan is something of an oddball in the peaceful and snowy New York village of North Bath. 1994. and Philip Bosco. Gene Saks. Melanie Griffith. whose banker son strongly urges her to kick the boarder out. The film was written for the screen and directed by Robert Benton. and is often at odds with Carl Roebuck.''Nobody's Fool (1994 film)'' 119 Nobody's Fool (1994 film) Nobody's Fool Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Based on Starring Music by Robert Benton Arlene Donovan Scott Rudin Robert Benton Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo Paul Newman Howard Shore Cinematography John Bailey Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language John Bloom Paramount Pictures December 23. But in turn his son and grandson warm up to him. It stars Paul Newman. Sully is a tenant in the home of Miss Beryl. It was Tandy's final film before her death on September 11. a local businessman. Pruitt Taylor Vince. Sully's luck seems to be all bad.

Fishkill. is based on the village of Ballston Spa in Saratoga County. the upstate New York village of North Bath. and Hudson. Sully is pretty much back where he began. but this time the picture of contentment. Poughkeepsie. imdb. New York Beacon. At the end of the film. 120 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • Paul Newman as Sully Sullivan Jessica Tandy as Beryl Peoples Bruce Willis as Carl Roebuck Melanie Griffith as Toby Roebuck Dylan Walsh as Peter Sullivan Pruitt Taylor Vince as Rub Squeers Gene Saks as Wirf Wirfley Josef Sommer as Clive Peoples Jr. com/ title/ tt0110684/ . External links • Nobody's Fool [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www. Accolades Nobody's Fool was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Newman) and Best Writing. Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Officer Raymer Philip Bosco as Judge Flatt Catherine Dent as Charlotte Sullivan Production Nobody's Fool was filmed in the Upstate New York locations of Beacon.''Nobody's Fool (1994 film)'' expresses a willingness to leave Carl and run away with him. The setting for both the book and movie. boarding at Miss Beryl's.

666 Die Hard 2 Live Free or Die Hard . Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by John Wright Cinergi Pictures 20th Century Fox (North America) Touchstone Pictures (International) May 19.101. Lemer David Willis Andrew G. 1995 131 minutes United States English $90 million $366.''Die Hard with a Vengeance'' 121 Die Hard with a Vengeance Die Hard with a Vengeance Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by John McTiernan John McTiernan Michael Tadross Robert H. Vajna Buzz Feitshans Robert Lawrence Jonathan Hensleigh Characters by Roderick Thorp Bruce Willis Jeremy Irons Samuel L. Jackson Larry Bryggman Graham Greene Colleen Camp Michael Kamen Written by Based on Starring Music by Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.

and make a daring attempt to board it. McClane attempts to follow the dump trucks through the aqueduct. Jackson as McClane's reluctant partner Zeus Carver. but are quickly caught. After Simon leaves. within 30 minutes to stop a bomb on it. . It was produced and directed by John McTiernan (who directed the first film). During the debriefing. written by Jonathan Hensleigh. who was killed by McClane in the first film. Simon calls into the group and warns that another bomb has been planted in one of New York's City schools. realizes that something is wrong and returns to Wall Street while Carver continues to follow Simon's instructions. The two are met by FBI agents that have identified Simon as Simon "Peter" Gruber. 122 Plot When a bomb explodes at the Bonwit Teller department store. McClane reveals that there was no gold on the ship. Carver joins McClane and convinces him to finish his call to Holly at a nearby pay phone. Though McClane manages to get aboard the train. the brother of Hans Gruber. As they regroup with the police and have their wounds tended to. in his underwear. who barely escapes. but McClane is able to fire upon a power line. 1995 and followed by Live Free or Die Hard 12 years later. and stars Bruce Willis as NYPD detective John McClane. and several of his cohorts. They continue to follow the dump trucks to a tanker. Simon still ignites the bomb. John McClane (Bruce Willis) to walk through the middle of Harlem. McClane and Carver learn that Simon is likely in possession of several gallons of a bio-chemical agent explosive stolen the night before. and throw it off the train car. McClane. McClane finds Simon's men have raided the Federal Reserve Bank through the ruined subway system. and Jeremy Irons as the main villain Simon Peter Gruber. As McClane and Carver are forced to complete more games to identify the school. McClane is driven there by Cobb and three other officers. One of Simon's games require McClane and Carver to travel to the Wall Street subway station. discovers that an aspirin bottle given to him by Simon identifies a nearby border town in Quebec. and Simon has likely gotten away. 90 blocks south. but a gang of black youths attacks McClane and Carver. and that any police radio could set it off. Harlem electrician Zeus Carver (Samuel L. identify the bomb. as it was replaced with scrap metal. which would send the gold to the bottom of the sea. McClane is forced to lie to Carver to gain his trust. wearing a sandwich board with the slogan "I hate Niggers" on it. Jackson) spots McClane and tries to get him off the street before he is killed. but Simon destroys a cofferdam and floods the tunnel. but while on line with her. while playing at Simon's games. ravaging much of the station but without any fatalities thanks to McClane and Carver. making off with $140 billion of gold bullion from the vault. McClane and Carver escape the doomed tanker just before the bomb is detonated. a man calling himself "Simon" (Jeremy Irons) phones Major Case Unit Inspector Walter Cobb (Larry Bryggman) at the police station and claims responsibility for the bomb. McClane and Carver find that Simon has instead used the rest of the explosive to rig the tanker to explode. Simon calls the station again and demands McClane and Carver put themselves through a series of "games" to prevent any more explosions. forcing the teams to rely on telephone communications. Simon attempts to escape on a helicopter and shoot down McClane. hauling it away in dump trucks. Carver prompts McClane to call his estranged wife Holly. McClane leads a raid along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on a warehouse where Simon and his men have started to distribute the gold. McClane escapes and regroups with Carver. Samuel L. It was released on May 19.''Die Hard with a Vengeance'' Die Hard with a Vengeance (also known as Die Hard 3) is a 1995 American action film and the third in the Die Hard film series. At the same time that the police attempt to evacuate the school they think the bomb is in. Returning to the station. He orders suspended police officer Lt. severing it onto the helicopter and destroying it. the police organize a massive search of every school.

Walter Cobb Alternate endings An alternative ending to the one shown in the final movie was filmed with Irons and Willis. The scene then shifts to the plane where the terrorists find the briefcase bomb they left in the park and which Carver gave back to them (in this version it was not used to blow up the dam). screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh claims that this version was dropped because the studio thought it showed a more cruel and menacing side to McClane. but he is still tracked down to his foreign hideaway. set some time after the events in New York. When Simon gets a riddle wrong. This involves a form of Russian Roulette with a small Chinese rocket launcher with the sights removed. Of course. McClane forces him at gunpoint to fire the launcher. so even if Simon had pointed the launcher the right way. In this version it is presumed that the robbery succeeds. was never actually filmed. Simon has double-crossed most of his accomplices. meaning it cannot be determined which end is which. According to the DVD audio commentary. He is fired from the NYPD after more than 20 years on the force and the FBI has even taken away his pension. a man who killed for revenge rather than in self-defense. McClane tells him not to be so sure. set some time after the main events of the movie. which fires the rocket through Simon. Jackson as Zeus Carver: Laurence Fishburne was originally offered the role but turned it down.[1] Graham Greene as Joe Lambert Colleen Camp as Connie Kowalski Larry Bryggman as Insp. a second alternate ending had McClane and Carver floating back to shore on a makeshift raft after the explosion at sea. This alternative ending. In this version. McClane then asks Simon some riddles similar to the ones he played in New York. would have marked a serious break from the Die Hard formula. In the DVD audio commentary. John McClane Jeremy Irons as Peter Krieg / Simon Peter Gruber Samuel L. It can be found on the special edition DVD. . This is very similar to Alec Guinness's situation in the British heist movie The Lavender Hill Mob made some 45 years earlier in which the stolen gold is turned into Eiffel Tower paperweights. This draft of the script was rejected early on. it is likely that the relatively low-velocity rocket would not have caused McClane enough injury to prevent him from shooting Simon. in which the plot unfolds over a period of roughly 12 hours. The movie would end on a darkly comic note as Simon asks if anyone has a 4 gallon jug. killing him. gotten the loot to a safe hiding place (Nova Scotia). and has the gold turned into statuettes of a famous landmark (in this case the Empire State Building) in order to smuggle it out of the country. McClane had been wearing a flak jacket (which was the answer to the final riddle "what could he have brought to the meeting to save his life?"). Nevertheless he still manages to track Simon using the batch number on the bottle of aspirins and they meet in a cafe in Hungary. and that McClane was used as the scapegoat for everything that went wrong. Carver says it is a shame the bad guys are going to get away.''Die Hard with a Vengeance'' 123 Cast • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Lt. Hensleigh's intention was to show that the events in New York and the subsequent repercussions had tilted him psychologically. and unlike the rocket-launcher sequence. McClane is keen to take his problems out on Simon whom he invites to play a game called "McClane Says".

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Michael Kamen returned to score the third film, again incorporating other material into his score (most notably When Johnny Comes Marching Home, not included on the soundtrack album), but excerpts from his score for Die Hard 2 were tracked into the new film. The soundtrack was released by RCA Victor; Kamen tracks in bold. 1. Summer in the City – The Lovin' Spoonful (2:44) 2. Goodbye Bonwits (6:28) 3. Got it Covered – Fu-Schnickens (4:13) 4. John and Zeus (3:19) 5. In Front of Kids – Extra Prolific (2:44) 6. Papaya King (5:20) 7. Take A-Nnother Train (2:55) 8. The Iron Foundry – Alexander Mosolov (3:08) 9. Waltz of the Bankers (4:13) 10. Gold Vault (3:45) 11. Surfing in the Aqueduct (2:30) 12. Symphony No. 1 – Johannes Brahms (15:00) 13. Symphony No. 9 – Ludwig van Beethoven (9:46)

Critical reaction
The film received mixed reviews with a 49% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly stated that while "McTiernan stages individual sequences with great finesse... they don't add up to a taut, dread-ridden whole."[2] James Berardinelli thought that the explosions and fights were "filmed with consummate skill, and are thrilling in their own right."[3] Samuel L. Jackson was also praised in the film. Desson Howe of the Washington Post thought that "the best thing about the movie is the relationship between McClane and Zeus," saying that Jackson was "almost as good as he was in Pulp Fiction."[4] James Berardinelli, said that Jackson "rises above the material."[3]

Box office
Die Hard with a Vengeance became the highest grossing film of 1995 worldwide, and the 10th highest of 1995. The film earned $100,012,499 in the United States, while it earned $266,089,167 worldwide giving its total gross of $366,101,666.[5]

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External links
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Four Rooms
Four Rooms

Directed by

Allison Anders Alexandre Rockwell Robert Rodriguez Quentin Tarantino Lawrence Bender Allison Anders Alexandre Rockwell Robert Rodriguez Quentin Tarantino Tim Roth Madonna Valeria Golino David Proval Jennifer Beals Antonio Banderas Tamlyn Tomita Quentin Tarantino Paul Calderon Marisa Tomei Bruce Willis Combustible Edison Esquivel

Produced by Written by


Music by

Cinematography Rodrigo García Buillermo Navarro Phil Parmet Andrzej Sekuła

''Four Rooms''
Editing by Margie Goodspeed Elena Maganini Sally Menke Robert Rodriguez A Band Apart Miramax Films December 25, 1995 102 minutes United States English $4 million $4,257,354


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Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a hotel in the US city of Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Tim Roth stars as the principal character of the frame tale; he also takes part to a greater or lesser degree in the four stories. The movie was directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino with each of them directing one "room" of the film.

The film opens with Sam (Lawrence), an elderly bellhop, instructing the newcomer Ted (Roth), about his job before retiring on New Year's Eve.

Honeymoon Suite - The Missing Ingredient
• Written and directed by Allison Anders Ted assists a number of unusual women in transporting their bags up to the honeymoon suite. He learns that they are a coven of witches, brewing a potion to reverse a spell placed on their goddess (De Cadenet) 40 years ago. In order to create the potion, each witch must place an ingredient into a large cauldron during a ritual. However, one of the witches (Skye) has failed to bring semen and is now charged by the other witches to obtain it. The witch manages to seduce an initially reluctant Ted and has sex with him in the cauldron. After he leaves, the witches complete the ritual and the goddess emerges from the cauldron.

Room 404 - The Wrong Man
• Written and directed by Alexandre Rockwell Two drunken party guests call room service to get some ice. They are confused about whether they are on the fourth or the fifth but eventually direct Ted to room 404, where he finds himself in the middle of a fantasy hostage situation between a husband and wife. Siegfried (Proval), the husband, angrily accuses Ted (whom he calls Theodore) of having slept with his wife, Angela (Beals). At gunpoint, Ted is forced to participate in the scenario, without knowing what is real or fantasy. At one point, Ted is stuck in a bathroom window and one of the drunken party guests (Bender) appears in the window upstairs and almost hits Ted with his vomit. Eventually, Ted escapes just when the other drunken party guest (Paul Skemp) appears, looking for room 404 and is greeted by Siegfried in the same manner as Ted was at the beginning of the episode.

Ted sees a man leaning out of the window in the room above. Ted gets Betty on the phone and quits. an unsettled Ted calls his boss. Ted is paid $500 to keep an eye on the children by the father. Ted initially tries to leave but a $100 bill convinces him to stay and a total $1000 finally persuades him to play the assigned role. as it is located on the botton of the two floors. Betty begs Ted to tend to their needs before leaving.The Man from Hollywood • Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino The penthouse is currently being occupied by the famous director Chester Rush (Tarantino). While the credits are rolling. As Ted is responsible for the entire hotel. Ted is asked to take part in a challenge: Chester's friend Norman (Calderon) bet him that he can light his Zippo cigarette lighter ten times in a row. a bucket of ice and a hatchet as sharp as the devil himself. Penthouse . Betty (Griffin). 127 Room 309 . at which point he delivers them stale crackers and milk and attempts unsuccessfully to put them to bed by putting ointment on their eyelids to prevent them from opening their eyes. seeing the whole scene. After a prolonged conversation with a stoned Margaret (Tomei). While Ted tries to quell the chaos in the room he is stabbed in the leg with a syringe by the girl. After getting acquainted with Chester and his friends. itself adapted from Roald Dahl's "Man from the South". Norman fails on the first try. but a call from the penthouse comes in. he loses his pinky finger. should he fail. At one point. Ted is asked to deliver a block of wood. a doughnut. the boy is smoking a cigarette and watching a pornographic channel and a dead prostitute (Vonne) is stuffed under the mattress. This suggests the room is indeed 404. After this.The Misbehavers • Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez A husband (Banderas) and wife (Tomita) go out to a New Year's Eve party and leave their two children (Danny Verduzco and Lana McKissack) in the hotel.''Four Rooms'' 404 or 409 It is not fully clear if these events take place in room 404. or in room 409. Adding to this uncertainty. However. with a "4" or "9" apparently missing. his finger is chopped off and Ted immediately leaves with the money. a club sandwich. who appears to be one of the drunken party guests from the beginning of the segment. After Ted leaves. he wins Chester's car. Ted stumbles into a scene of mass chaos: the walls and paintings of the bedroom are all drawn with lipstick. to quit. If he succeeds. The plot is an extended reference to an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. the room door reads "40-". three nails. The children call for toothbrushes. exploding a bottle of champagne in the process. but instead instructs the children to amuse themselves by watching television. a ball of twine. who gives them the stern warning not to misbehave. Siegfried is shown answering the phone in a call connecting to room 409 (as revealed in The Misbehavers) which appears to hint that the location is in fact room 409. he is unable to actually stay in the room with the children. but if he fails. Ted is charged to act as an impartial "hatchet man" and cut off Norman's finger. due to the importance of continued Hollywood business to the hotel. the frantic rush of Chester and company are running to get the friend to a hospital. . asks "Did they misbehave?". After they wash their eyes and summon him back to the room once more. the boy throws away the cigarette and sets the bedroom on fire and the children's father reenters the room and. the siblings quickly begin to squabble and proceed to both explore and vandalize the room.

A strange telephone call in The Wrong Man is explained in The Misbehavers and Angela from The Wrong Man reappears in the final segment. recalls the witches' ritual with the expression "weird voodoo thing" in The Wrong Man and recalls the events of the preceding three segments when calling his boss. the events of which both precede and succeed the events of The Wrong Man. except for The Misbehavers. There is little linkage between the segments.''Four Rooms'' 128 Crossovers between rooms The four segments are shown in chronological order. Cast Segment 1 Honeymoon Suite Segment 3 Room 309 Segment 2 Room 404 Segment 4 Penthouse Tim Roth as Ted the Bellhop Valeria Golino as Athena Madonna as Elspeth Alicia Witt as Kiva Sammi Davis as Jezebel Lili Taylor as Raven Ione Skye as Eva Amanda de Cadenet as Diana Antonio Banderas as Man Tamlyn Tomita as Wife Lana McKissack as Sarah Danny Verduzco as Juancho Patricia Vonne as Corpse Salma Hayek as TV dancing girl David Proval as Sigfried Quentin Tarantino as Chester Rush Jennifer Beals as Angela Paul Skemp as Real Theodore Lawrence Bender as Long Hair Yuppie Scum Quinn Thomas Hellerman as Baby Bellhop Paul Calderon as Norman Bruce Willis as Leo (uncredited) Kimberly Blair as Hooker (uncredited) Marisa Tomei as Margaret Kathy Griffin as Betty Julie McClean as Left Redhead Laura Rush as Right Redhead Soundtrack Four Rooms: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack by various artists . though Ted hangs up the two cherries received in The Missing Ingredient at the beginning of The Misbehavers.

"Vertigogo (Opening Theme)" (Combustible Edison) – 2:35 • Tracks 2-11 from The Missing Ingredient: 2. "Strange Brew" – 0:27 9. "Eva Seduces Ted" – 2:10 • 12. 15. Sigfried" – 0:29 "Angela" – 0:46 "Punch Drunk" – 2:57 "Male Bonding" – 3:06 • Tracks 18-25 from The Misbehavers: .[2] [3] Track listing 1. "Invocation" – 1:26 7. "Tea and Eva In The Elevator" – 0:55 6. "The Earthly Diana" – 0:36 11. "Theme From 'Bewitched'" (Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller) – 1:01 5. 16. "Breakfast At Denny's" – 3:57 8. Additional music is by Juan García Esquivel. "Four Rooms Swing" – 2:11 4. Pukin. co-produced by Mark Mothersbaugh.20 Elektra/Asylum Mark Mothersbaugh Carl Plaster Combustible Edison Professional reviews • 129 Allmusic link [1] Robert Rodriguez film soundtrack chronology Four Rooms (1995) Desperado (1995) Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack chronology Pulp Fiction (1994) Four Rooms (1995) From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) The soundtrack to Four Rooms features a score composed and performed by contemporary lounge music band Combustible Edison.''Four Rooms'' Released Genre Length Label Producer 1995 Lounge music. "Junglero" – 1:54 3. 13. 17. 14. Tracks 12-17 from The Wrong Man: "Hallway Ted" – 0:31 "Headshake Rhumba" – 0:41 "Skippen. soundtrack 49. "Coven Of Witches" – 0:59 10.

boxofficemojo. htm) in the Washington Post.[4] James Berardinelli of ReelViews described the film as "one of 1995's major disappointments". 1995 (accessed February 11. com/ m/ four_rooms/ [5] Four Rooms review (http:/ / www. 20. 25. 2009). reelviews. External links • Four Rooms (http://www. It has become somewhat of a favorite for fans of Tarantino and Rodriguez alike. 2009).257. performed by Esquivel) – 2:30 "The Millionaire's Holiday" – 2:13 Tracks 26-29 from The Man from Hollywood: "Ted-o-vater" – 0:39 "Vertigogo (Closing Credits)" – 5:33 "'D' In The Hallway Credits" – 0:25 "Torchy" – 0:16 130 Critical reception The film did not fare as well with critics as it did with the film's audience. December 25.[8] References [1] http:/ / www. php?identifier=675) on ReelViews. "Mariachi" – 0:29 "Antes De Medianoche" – 2:45 "Sentimental Journey" (Written by Bud Green. com/ movies/ ?id=fourrooms. 19.''Four Rooms'' 18. 2009).allmovie. 29. rottentomatoes. 1995 (accessed February 11. net/ php_review_template. receiving a 15% rating from Rotten Tomatoes but a 'fresh' 72% from moviegoers. php?movieid=55403& labelid=29410) at Soundtrack Collector [4] http:/ / www. [7] The (Not So) Sweet Sixteenth Annual RAZZIE Awards (for 1995) (http:/ / www. soundtrackcollector.[6] Most reviews agree that "The Misbehavers" the best of the rooms. Madonna won the 1995 Razzie award for Worst Supporting Actress for her part in "The Missing Ingredient".com/work/135797) at Allmovie . performed by Esquivel) – 2:39 "Kids Watch TV" – 2:03 "Champagne and Needles" – 2:06 "Bullseye" – 1:01 "Harlem Nocturne" (Written by Earle Hagen.354 in only 319 theaters. 23. 22. • 26. washingtonpost. razzies. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ fourroomsrhinson_c03fa1. 28. com/ forum/ forum_posts.[5] Hal Hinson of the Washington Post described the experience as "a goof so laboriously and aggressively that you almost feel pinned back in your seat". com/ catalog/ soundtrackdetail.[7] The film grossed $4. [6] Four Rooms review (http:/ / www.imdb.com/title/tt0113101/) at the Internet Movie Database • Four Rooms (http://www. 2009). The film fared better with audiences with a solid 'B-' rating from Box Office Mojo and a 'B' rating from Yahoo!. allmusic. 24. Les Brown and Ben Homer. com/ album/ r229301 [2] Four Rooms (http:/ / www. htm (accessed February 9. [8] http:/ / www. 21. asp?TID=345& PN=2) (accessed February 9. soundtrack. December 25. 27. net/ albums/ database/ ?id=1) at SoundtrackNet [3] Four Rooms (http:/ / www.

''Twelve Monkeys'' 131 Twelve Monkeys 12 Monkeys Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Based on Starring Terry Gilliam Charles Roven David Peoples Janet Peoples La jetée by Chris Marker Bruce Willis Madeleine Stowe Brad Pitt Christopher Plummer Paul Buckmaster Music by Cinematography Roger Pratt Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Mick Audsley Atlas Entertainment Classico Universal Pictures December 29.4 million worldwide. Brad Pitt. where the story was set. and starring Bruce Willis. Under Terry Gilliam's direction. Madeleine Stowe.5 million $168. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film. David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La jetée. 1995 127 minutes United States English $29. and won a Golden Globe for his performance. The . and filming lasted from February to May 1995. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore.5 million budget.839. and Christopher Plummer. The film was released to critical praise and grossed approximately $168. Universal granted the filmmakers a $29.459 12 Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam. Brad Pitt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

who gives Cole a handgun and instructions to complete his mission. the Earth's surface was contaminated by a virus so deadly that it forced the surviving population to live underground. In 1996–1997. he is to obtain a pure sample of the original virus so a cure can be made.''Twelve Monkeys'' film also won and was nominated for various categories at the Saturn Awards. he encounters Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt). and persuades the scientists to send him back again. Cole. Cole is interviewed by the scientists. At the same time. Goines denies any involvement with the virus and suggests that wiping out humanity was Cole's idea. He is arrested and hospitalized in a mental institution on the diagnosis of Dr. thought to be released by a terrorist organization known as the Army of the Twelve Monkeys. but then disappears. Cole is restrained and locked in a cell. including Goines. Cole tries unsuccessfully to leave a voicemail on a number monitored by the scientists in the future. Dr. they learn that the Army of the Twelve Monkeys is a red herring. learning that he is the founder of the Army of the Twelve Monkeys. The scientists then send him back to 1996. They both now realize that the coming plague is real. If possible. Railly attempts to settle the question of Cole's sanity by leaving a voice mail on the number he provided. she makes eye contact with a small boy – the young James Cole witnessing his own death. He is soon confronted by Jose (Jon Seda). while fighting through security. however. not 1996 as planned. Cole. and make plans to enjoy the time they have left. . There. Cole allows scientists to send him on dangerous missions to the past to collect information on the virus. a fellow mental patient with animal rights and anti-consumerist leanings. When confronted. As Cole dies in Railly's arms. Railly begins to doubt her diagnosis of Cole when she finds evidence that he is telling the truth. an assistant at the Goines virology lab. convinces himself that his future experiences are hallucinations. Peters. is fatally shot as he tries to stop Peters. Cole vanishes again as the police approach. He is also shown photos of numerous people. which matches the sequence (memorized by Cole) of viral outbreaks. Railly spots the true culprit behind the virus: Dr. Peters is about to embark on a tour of several cities around the world. he arrives in Baltimore in 1990. On Cole's first trip. Cole leaves a last message telling the scientists they are on the wrong track following the Army of the Twelve Monkeys. safely aboard. Throughout the film. Cole is troubled with recurring dreams involving a chase and a shooting in an airport. On their way to the airport. 132 Plot James Cole (Bruce Willis) is a convicted criminal living in a grim post-apocalyptic future. one of the lead scientists in the future. Cole kidnaps Railly and sets out in search of Goines. creating the message the scientists played prior to his second mission. returning to the future. an acquaintance from his own time. all the Army has done is delay traffic by releasing all the animals in the zoo. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe). At the airport. Peters (David Morse). After a failed escape attempt. on the other hand. sits down next to Jones (Carol Florence). who play a distorted voice mail message which gives the location of the Army of the Twelve Monkeys and states that they are responsible for the virus. and that he will not return. originally broached at the asylum in 1990. After Cole disappears. the scene that will replay in his dreams for years to come. To earn a pardon. Back in his own time.

but Universal objected. of death and re-birth. The story is disconcerting. Kathryn Railly because he was impressed by her performance in Blink (1994).5 million (low for a Hollywood science fiction film). It deals with time. Universal reluctantly agreed to purchase the remake rights and hired David and Janet Peoples to write the screenplay. Chris Marker. Gilliam reasoned. Halperin David Morse as Dr. It is a study of madness and dreams.[2] Gilliam had just abandoned a film adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities when he signed to direct 12 Monkeys. To get 12 Monkeys greenlighted.[3] "She has this incredible ethereal beauty and she's incredibly intelligent". to let him pitch the project to Universal Pictures."[2] Universal took longer than expected to greenlight 12 Monkeys.[2] The director first met Stowe when he was casting his abandoned film adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities. Peters Frank Gorshin as Dr. Fletcher Vernon Campbell as Tiny Lisa Gay Hamilton as Teddy Bob Adrian as Geologist Simon Jones as Zoologist Carol Florence as Astrophysicist/Jones Bill Raymond as Microbiologist Thomas Roy as a street preacher Production Development The genesis of 12 Monkeys came from executive producer Robert Kosberg. "Those two things rest . he was captivated by the Peoples' "intriguing and intelligent script. who first met Bruce Willis while casting Jeff Bridges' role in The Fisher King (1991).''Twelve Monkeys'' 133 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as James Cole Madeleine Stowe as Kathryn Railly Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines Christopher Plummer as Dr.[4] Because of Universal's strict production incentives and his previous history with the studio on Brazil (1985). seeing it as a perfect basis for a full-length science fiction film. although Gilliam had two stars (Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt) and a firm budget of $29.[6] Casting Gilliam's initial casting choices were Nick Nolte as James Cole and Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey Goines.[5] The Writers Guild of America was also skeptical of the "inspired by" credit for La Jetée and Chris Marker. who had been a fan of the French short film La jetée (1962).[1] Producer Charles Roven chose Terry Gilliam to direct because he believed the filmmaker's style was perfect for 12 Monkeys's nonlinear storyline and time travel subplot. believed Willis evoked Cole's characterization as being "somebody who is strong and dangerous but also vulnerable. Universal's production of Waterworld (1995) had resulted in various cost overruns. Gilliam convinced Willis to lower his normal asking price. Gilliam received the right of final cut privilege."[2] The actor had a trio of tattoos drawn onto his scalp and neck each day when filming: one that indicated his prisoner number. and a pair of barcodes on each side of his neck. set in a world coming apart. Goines Jon Seda as Jose Christopher Meloni as Lt. Kosberg persuaded the film's director. Although he prefers to direct his own scripts. madness and a perception of what the world is or isn't.[3] Gilliam. Gilliam cast Madeleine Stowe as Dr.[3] The film also represents the second film for which Gilliam did not write or co-write the screenplay.

"[7] The filmmakers were not allowed the luxury of sound stages. and that still haunts him.[11] To create the majority of visual effects sequences. when he was still an "up and coming" actor. however. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). acknowledged Jeffrey Beecroft (Mr. Casino Royale).[2] .[5] Also. and the film needed those elements because it has to be romantic. the way we communicate these days.''Twelve Monkeys'' very easily with her. Beecroft. while the Pennsylvania Convention Center at Reading Terminal housed interior scenes. "It was a tough shoot". while Cinesite worked on film scanning services. the London-based effects studio he founded in the late-1970s with visual effects supervisor Kent Houston (The Golden Compass. Pitt spent weeks at Temple University's hospital. and Crispian Sallis (set decorator) went to several flea markets and salvage warehouses looking for materials to decorate the sets. making Pitt an A-list actor. and Se7en (1995) had been released. You try to see the faces on the screens in front of you. which drew greater attention to the film and boosted its box-office standing. Brooks. Despite setbacks. Filming at the psychiatric hospital was done at the Eastern State Penitentiary. Shooting on location in Philadelphia and Baltimore (including the Senator Theatre)[7] [8] in the winter time was fraught with weather problems. By the time of 12 Monkeys' release. the director managed to stay within the budget and was only a week behind his shooting schedule. Gilliam.[3] Pitt was cast for a relatively small salary. There were also technical glitches with the futuristic mechanical props. Legends of the Fall (1994). thus they had to find abandoned buildings or landmarks in Philadelphia to use. through technical devices that pretend to be about communication but may not be. "There wasn't a lot of money or enough time.[4] The interrogation room where Cole is being interviewed by the scientists was based on the work of Lebbeus Woods. Because the film has a nonlinear storyline.[6] The exterior shots of the climactic airport scene were conducted at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. months before filming. To me that's the world we live in. 1995.[2] 134 Filming Filming for 12 Monkeys lasted from February 8-May 6. but he was really adamant about not going over budget.[5] In Philadelphia. Gilliam also injured himself when he went horseback riding. Gilliam awarded the shots to Peerless Camera. visiting and studying the psychiatric ward to prepare for his role."[10] The art department made sure that the 2035 underground world would only use pre-1996 technology as a means to depict the bleak future. including the art direction and cinematography (specifically using fresnel lenses). however. but the real faces and voices are down there and you have these tiny voices in your ear. Additional digital compositing was done by The Mill. but the casting director convinced him otherwise. He got crucified for Munchausen."[2] Gilliam originally believed that Brad Pitt was not right for the role of Jeffrey Goines. continuity errors occurred and some scenes had to be reshot. these scenes were shot at three different power stations (two in Philadelphia and one in Baltimore). Dances with Wolves). Terry is a perfectionist. Gilliam intended to show Cole being interviewed through a multi-screen interrogation TV set because he felt the machinery evoked a "nightmarish intervention of technology.[9] Design Gilliam undertook the same filmmaking style from his own Brazil (1985). the production designer.

[9] Brief notes of Bernard Herrmann's 1958 film score can also be heard. as Judy (Kim Novak) transformed herself into blonde Madeleine in Vertigo. Cole and Railly later have a similar conversation while the same music from [9] Vertigo is repeated. Further on in the film. and monkeys are scattered throughout the film. The main theme is based on Argentinian tango musician and composer Ástor Piazzolla's Suite Punta del Este.[9] Similar to La Jetée.[12] Themes Memory. Railly also wears the same coat Novak wore in the first part of Vertigo. resonates with larger themes in 12 Monkeys'. In fact. time. which most people somehow accept as normal. • A "mentally divergent" man at the asylum who has false memories.''Twelve Monkeys'' 135 Music The film's score was composed. Railly then transforms herself with a blonde wig. Cole wakes up in a hospital bed with scientists of the future talking to him in chorus. where Judy (as Madeleine) looks at the growth rings of a felled redwood and traces back events in her past life. The scene at Muir Woods National Monument. and technology "Cole has been thrust from another world into ours and he's confronted by the confusion we live in. the Muir Woods scene in Vertigo is also re-enacted in La Jetée. The Marx Brothers movie Monkey Business (1931) on TV in the asylum and the subplots of monkeys (drug testing. Examples of false memories include:[6] • Cole's recollection of the airport shooting which is altered each time he has a dream. as Scottie (James Stewart) saw Judy emerge within a green light. This is a direct homage to the "Dry Bones" scene in Dennis Potter's The Singing Detective. specifically. making this another connection to that film. arranged. and what's happening around him seems random and weird. 12 Monkeys also presents Hitchcockian elements and references to Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). and conducted by English musician Paul Buckmaster. news stories and animal rights). Cinematic allusions 12 Monkeys is inspired by the French short film La jetée (1962).[13] . So he appears abnormal. The film is also a study of [6] modern civilization's declining efforts to communicate with each other due to the interference of technology. • Railly telling Cole "I remember you like this" when a barely recognizable Cole and Railly are seen in disguise for the first time. Cole and Railly hide in a theater showing a 24-hour Hitchcock marathon and watch a scene from Vertigo. time travel. Toward the end of the film. including the Woody Woodpecker "Time Tunnel" cartoon playing on the TV in a hotel room. both protagonists being haunted by the image of their own death. The climaxes for both films also take place in an airport. James sees her emerge within a red light. Is he mad or are we?" — Director Terry Gilliam [4] 12 Monkeys studies the subjective nature of memories and their effect upon perceptions of reality. References to time.

finding similarities with Blade Runner (1982.14 million in US totals and $111. damp one. effective experience.84 million in its opening weekend. coming to a worldwide total of $168. but lost to James Acheson of Restoration. Holland's Opus and Black Sheep. Based on 45 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes. Frida) was also nominated for her work. Thomson reasoned. And as entertainment.8/10 score.[18] By comparison. 1995.''Twelve Monkeys'' 136 Reception Release 12 Monkeys was given a limited release in the United States on December 29.7 million in other countries. Gilliam's atmospherics and an exhilarating momentum easily outweigh such trifling flaws in the script". "The film is a celebration of madness and doom. also directed by Terry Gilliam). it appeals more to the mind than to the senses."[17] The film was more balanced with Rotten Tomatoes' 18 reviewers in the "Top Critics" poll. Rather than being sent to change the past. Metacritic calculated a 74/100 rating. Ebert wrote. with a hero who tries to prevail against the chaos of his condition.[28] . based on 20 reviews. 1996. Bruce Willis. but lost to Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects. All of this is done very well.[25] However."[20] Desson Thomson of The Washington Post praised the art direction and set design.629 theater wide release came on January 5. but excellent performances and mind-blowing plot twists make 12 Monkeys a kooky. Costume designer Julie Weiss (Hollywoodland. 87% of the critics enjoyed 12 Monkeys with an average rating of 7. "In its frantic mix of chaos. Gilliam and writers David and Janet Peoples received nominations. Pitt was able to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. "This vision is a cold. Corliss wrote.[15] Universal Studios Home Entertainment's special edition release of 12 Monkeys in May 2005 contains an audio commentary by director Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven. Pitt and Weiss also won awards at the 22nd Saturn Awards. James Cole is instead observing it to make a better future.[22] Internet reviewer James Berardinelli believed the filmmakers took an intelligent and creative motive for the time travel subplot.[16] Critical reception The film received a positive response from critics. carnage and zoo animals. also scripted by David Peoples) and Brazil (1985. When the 1.84 million. The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (a making-of documentary) and production notes. the film earned $13. dark.[21] Peter Travers from Rolling Stone magazine cited the film's success on Gilliam's direction and Willis' performance.[24] Awards and nominations Brad Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. and is inadequate". and the more you know about movies (especially the technical side).[26] Terry Gilliam was honored for his directing duties at the 1996 Berlin International Film Festival. receiving an 83% approval rating and a 6.[14] The film was able to hold the #1 spot on box office charts for two weeks in January. The consensus reads: "The plot's a bit of a jumble.[19] Roger Ebert observed 12 Monkeys' depiction of the future. the more you're likely to admire it.[23] Richard Corliss of Time magazine felt the film's time travel aspect and apocalyptic depiction of a bleaker future was overtly cliché. and even the romance between Willis and Stowe feels desperate rather than joyous.[9] 12 Monkeys received positive notices from the science fiction community. 12 Monkeys eventually grossed $57. Madeleine Stowe. before dropping from competition to From Dusk till Dawn. "Willis and Pitts's performances. 12 Monkeys is Jumanji for adults". Mr.6/10. Fantasy & Horror Films awarded 12 Monkeys the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film. The film was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation[27] and the Academy of Science Fiction.

org/ works2/ suite. html). [24] Richard Corliss (1996-01-08). Ástor Piazzolla. . oscars. rottentomatoes. Pitch" (http:/ / www. . Retrieved 2009-04-01. pp. [14] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. 220–225. London: Faber and Faber. earning over $1 million from Universal. benedict. Retrieved 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2009-04-01. "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. amazon. Sight & Sound. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ twelvemonkeys. salon. Woods won his lawsuit. ReelViews. goldenglobes. . [29] "Copyright Casebook: 12 Monkeys . The New York Times. [21] Desson Thomson (1996-01-05). The Hugo Awards Organization. Retrieved 2009-04-01. . "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-04-05.1219922_1. . "Time and the Machine". imdb. Retrieved 2008-03-12. . suntimes. 1998. [25] "1995 (68) Academy Awards" (http:/ / awardsdatabase. Time. com/ exec/ obidos/ ASIN/ B0007PALZ2).226–230 [5] The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (http:/ / www.[29] Architect Lebbeus Woods filed a lawsuit against Universal in February 1996. com/ title/ tt0116479/ ). DVD audio commentary.9171. . . ew. aspx). pp. time. org/ ampas_awards/ DisplayMain. Amazon. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-04-01. .00. Universal Home Video [7] Jill Gerston (1995-12-24). [20] Roger Ebert (1996-01-05).com. piazzolla. [28] "Past Saturn Awards" (http:/ / www. com/ Visual/ Monkeys/ Monkeys. [23] James Berardinelli. [19] "12 Monkeys (1995): Reviews" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-04-01. ISBN 0-571-20280-2. com/ m/ 12_monkeys/ ?critic=creamcrop). claiming that his work "Neomechanical Tower (Upper) Chamber" was used without permission. com/ movies/ ?id=twelvemonkeys. . Retrieved 2009-04-01.''Twelve Monkeys'' 137 Lebbeus Woods lawsuit In the beginning of the film. . The Washington Post. .983933. html). [11] [DVD's Production Notes] [12] "Suite Punta del Este" (http:/ / www. com/ ew/ article/ 0. Entertainment Weekly. html). The Numbers.00. Charles Roven.231–233 [10] Nick James (April 1996). washingtonpost. com/ movie/ twelve-monkeys). thehugoawards. rollingstone. org/ past. [15] "Twelve Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Rotten Tomatoes. [27] "1996 Hugo Awards" (http:/ / www. "They Call Him Mr. Gilliam. Rotten Tomatoes. Terry Gilliam (1999). . . [18] "12 Monkeys: Top Critics" (http:/ / www. "Back To The Bleak Future" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-04-01. Benedict. [26] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. rottentomatoes. . net/ movies/ t/ twelve_mon. [13] "SALON Reviews:12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. com/ reviews/ movie/ 5948875/ review/ 5948876/ 12_monkeys). "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / rogerebert. [9] Christie.. dll/ article?AID=/ 19960105/ REVIEWS/ 601050301/ 1023). "Brass Bald" (http:/ / www. "Twelve Monkeys" (http:/ / www. html#film). com/ m/ 12_monkeys/ ). ew. php). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. [4] Christie. . reelviews. . James is brought into the interrogation room and told to sit in a chair which is attached to a vertical rail on the wall. Academy of Science Fiction. org/ browse/ film/ 23446).297297.[29] References [1] Chris Nashawaty (2006-08-04). Chicago Sun-Times.00. htm). Universal Home Video [6] Terry Gilliam. . htm#howe). com/ apps/ pbcs. Box Office Mojo. and allowed the studio to continue distribution of the film. html). [16] "12 Monkeys (Special Edition) (1996)" (http:/ / www. jsp). Retrieved 2009-04-01. Retrieved 19 Jan 2010. Rolling Stone. [17] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Metacritic. Fantasy & Horror Films.com. Retrieved 09-12-2010. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0.Universal Studios and Lebbeus Woods" (http:/ / www. saturnawards. [8] Jeff Gordinier (1995-05-19). Retrieved 2009-04-01. html).. boxofficemojo. pp. "Terry Gilliam: Going Mainstream (Sort Of)". html). Retrieved 2009-04-04. com/ movies/ 1995/ 012MN. Salon Media Group. Gilliam. . . com/ 05/ reviews/ monkey2. the-numbers. Retrieved 2009-04-01. . [2] DVD production notes [3] Ian Christie. A sphere supported by a metal armature is suspended directly in front of him. probing for weaknesses as the inquisitors interrogate him. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 1997. Retrieved 2009-04-01. org/ ?page_id=24). metacritic. com/ ew/ article/ 0. Retrieved 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2007-04-14. Retrieved 2009-04-04. [22] Peter Travers (1996-01-25). Gilliam on Gilliam.

htm) at Box Office Mojo .com/movies/?id=twelvemonkeys.com/title/tt0114746/) at the Internet Movie Database Twelve Monkeys (http://www.com/m/12_monkeys/) at Rotten Tomatoes Twelve Monkeys (http://www.rottentomatoes.allmovie.imdb.''Twelve Monkeys'' 138 External links • • • • Twelve Monkeys (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/work/135562) at Allmovie Twelve Monkeys (http://www.

Sarkissian Ryuzo Kikushima Akira Kurosawa Walter Hill Bruce Willis David Patrick Kelly Ned Eisenberg Bruce Dern Christopher Walken William Sanderson Ry Cooder Elmer Bernstein (uncredited score withdrawn) Starring Music by Distributed by New Line Cinema Release date(s) Running time Language Budget September 20. Christopher Walken. It is a credited remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo. all of whom make their living by catering to Jericho's criminal elements. aside from the bartender Joe Monday (William Sanderson). an undertaker. English Spanish $67. .000 US (est.000.45 caliber pistols. near the Mexican border. starring Bruce Willis.) Gross revenue $18. The film is known primarily for its intense gunfights. 1996 101 min.''Last Man Standing (film)'' 139 Last Man Standing (film) Last Man Standing Directed by Produced by Written by Walter Hill Walter Hill Arthur M. Plot In Prohibition Era Texas.the Italians under Strozzi. in the style reminiscent of Hong Kong Blood Opera. and the Irish under Doyle . The town is virtually deserted except for two feuding bootleg gangs .927[1] Last Man Standing is a 1996 action film written and directed by Walter Hill.115. featuring Bruce Willis's character dual-wielding two M1911 . and Bruce Dern. a mysterious character (later identifying himself as "John Smith") (Bruce Willis) drives into Jericho. and a corrupt sheriff (Bruce Dern).that have driven the other residents away.

bringing valuable information with him. The gang war re-starts when Strozzi suborns a corrupt Mexican police captain escorting a convoy of Doyle's trucks through Mexico to Doyle (David Patrick Kelly). Two days later. confront Smith at the burned-out remains of Strozzi's hideout. he escapes by killing two of Doyle's men. Strozzi's men had already killed the guards and abducted Felina. The next day Smith relays a false rumor that Strozzi is bringing in more soldiers. and kills Hickey. his original destination. The next day. He warns that he can tolerate one gang in Jericho. he makes Doyle afraid that Strozzi will try to kidnap her. Doyle and Hickey are absent. Before he can get further. Seeing an opportunity to make some easy money while he is on the way to Mexico. a brazen act that gets the attention of both gangs. Doyle. Doyle goes berserk and declares all-out war on Strozzi's gang. This includes seducing Strozzi's mistress. Smith's plan goes awry when Hickey puts together the truth. Strozzi forces a stalemate by kidnapping Felina (Karina Lombard). Smith is summoned by the Sheriff to meet with Captain Tom Pickett (Ken Jenkins) of the Texas Rangers. Playing on Doyle's obsession with Felina. but not two and if more than one remains in Jericho in ten days time. The Mexican police murder Doyle's men and turn the trucks over to Strozzi. this is just a ploy to invite the other man to shoot him in the back. having given all the money he made off the two gangs to various women in order to get them out of town. allowing Hickey to turn and gun him down). and claims that he arrived too late. and escapes town with the aid of Joe Monday and the Sheriff. Lucy (Alexandra Powers) and slipping information to Doyle's gang through the Sheriff. However. Smith takes refuge at a remote church where Felina went to pray. Strozzi and Giorgio are the last two to die. He then hands Smith his twin Colt . he consoles himself that everyone in the two gangs is better off 140 . he will bring a squad of Rangers into Jericho and wipe out both gangs.''Last Man Standing (film)'' Smith immediately establishes a reputation by outdrawing and killing Doyle's top shooter. Joe shoots Doyle with an antique pistol. still despondent over the loss of Felina. but Smith is faster. Smith promptly hires himself out to Strozzi's gang for what Strozzi (Ned Eisenberg) predicts is an upcoming gang war. Doyle's right-hand man. tells Smith they can be partners and begs him to reveal where to find her. Doyle. interrupts a meeting between the Mexican police captain and Strozzi's cousin Giorgio (Michael Imperioli). Later that night. and Doyle orders Smith to the safehouse where Felina is. Smith kills the men guarding Felina and sends her away with a car and a roll of money. Doyle imprisons Smith and has him tortured. beat her and had Gerorgio cut her ear off when she revealed her affair with Smith. In the final scene. having gone down to Mexico in a desperate search for Felina. After killing the captain (along with a corrupt Border Patrol officer). Doyle agrees to exchange the two prisoners and the two gangs scatter. Smith gives her some money and puts her on a bus out of Jericho. gunning down the remainder of his men and rescuing Joe. Doyle's mistress. and Smith shoots Bob before he can retaliate. who is upset over the death of the Border Patrol officer. demanding to know where Felina is. angered after the exchange. Smith is waiting at the safehouse when Doyle arrives. Smith then quits Strozzi's gang and hires himself to Doyle's. he begins playing the two gangs off against each other. Hickey drops his submachine gun and says he doesn't want to die in Texas ("Chicago maybe") and starts to walk away (as seen in the earlier scene with the Border Patrol officer. As they are driving out of town. including Felina and Lucy. Hickey takes Giorgio hostage and Doyle demands that Strozzi give up his entire operation in exchange for him. Hickey and Sheriff Galt's corrupt deputy Bob. Smith refuses to talk. Lucy comes to Smith and reveals that Strozzi. He reflects that he is as broke as he was when he first arrived. With lightning speed he turns and quickdraws a pistol from his holster. Smith gets into his car and drives on to Mexico. Hickey (Christopher Walken). they see Doyle's gang slaughtering Strozzi's at a roadhouse.45s and informs him that that is all the help Smith can expect from him. Smith returns to town and storms Doyle's headquarters. Sheriff Galt arrives and informs Smith that Joe was caught smuggling food and water to Smith and that Doyle will probably torture him to death.

movingimage. Roger (1996-09-20). [3] Galbraith IV.''Last Man Standing (film)'' dead. and the film's Pyrrhic victory finale. however. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 1996. us/ film_programs/ program_notes/ y/ yojimbo. Retrieved 2006-08-13. . This is such a sad. almost monotonous personality of Willis' character between gunfights.. It also has strong parallels with Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (1964). RogerEbert. . Common recurring complaints found in the negative reviews address the oppressive and depressing atmosphere of the film. The victory at the end is [2] downbeat. and there is an indifference to it. It contains elements that are often found in entertainments — things like guns. References [1] "Last Man Standing (1996) . so dry and laconic and wrung out. htm). seems to have influenced subsequent pictures. gangs and spectacular displays of death — but here they crouch on the screen and growl at the audience.[3] Yojimbo itself is a probable adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novels Red Harvest and The Glass Key.Box Office Mojo" (http:/ / boxofficemojo. Stuart (2001). Tom Pickett Response The film did poorly at the box office. . the flat. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote: “ Last Man Standing is such a desperately cheerless film. 141 Cast Actor Bruce Willis William Sanderson Ned Eisenberg Michael Imperioli Bruce Dern Role John Smith Joe Monday Fredo Strozzi Giorgio Carmonte Sheriff Ed Galt David Patrick Kelly Doyle Christopher Walken Hickey Karina Lombard Ken Jenkins Felina Capt. dll/ article?AID=/ 19960920/ REVIEWS/ 609200302/ 1023). Box Office Mojo. Even the movie's hero is bad company.com. New York: Faber and Faber. ” The cinematography of the movie. grossing only a total $18. and received poor critical reviews. . [2] Ebert. "The Emperor and the Wolf" (http:/ / www. that you wonder if the filmmakers ever thought that in any way it could be . lonely movie.448 by December 22. "Last Man Standing review" (http:/ / rogerebert.127. com/ movies/ ?id=lastmanstanding. Retrieved 2009-12-01.. fun. suntimes. Literary Influences Last Man Standing was an official remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo (1961). especially with regard to the use of selective color. which was itself an unofficial remake of Yojimbo.. . html). com/ apps/ pbcs..

Beavis and Butt-head.imdb.bbc. and co-written and .''Last Man Standing (film)'' 142 External links • Last Man Standing (http://www.386 Music by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Beavis and Butt-head Do America is a 1996 animated feature film.co. 1996 81 minutes United States English $12 million $61.uk/dna/h2g2/ A1161271) Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Beavis and Butt-Head: Do America Promotional Poster For Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Mike Judge Yvette Kaplan (animation) Abby Terkuhle Mike Judge Joe Stillman Mike Judge Kath Soucie Demi Moore Bruce Willis Robert Stack Cloris Leachman Greg Kinnear (uncredited) David Letterman (credited as Earl Hofert) John Frizzel Geffen Pictures MTV Films Paramount Pictures December 20.htm) at Box Office Mojo • A Comparison of Yojimbo.com/title/tt0116830/) at the Internet Movie Database • Last Man Standing (http://www.com/movies/?id=lastmanstanding.boxofficemojo.[1] It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen Pictures and MTV Films. based on the TV series. A Fistful of Dollars and Last Man Standing (http://www.118.

which is adjacent to the room of the hunted woman. D.C. During the plane ride. and nearly causes the plane to crash when be barges into the cockpit and scares the pilot and co-pilot. the boys find themselves in their hotel room. and they escape by jumping onto the road. effectively cutting the power to Las Vegas. Agent Fleming becomes convinced the pair are criminal masterminds after they accidentally damage the Hoover Dam.11 million in North America. Beavis and Butt-head casually walk past the scene and get back on the tour bus. Grimes means "score with". Thinking quickly. The film grossed $20. she is confronted in the parking garage by Muddy. He drives them to the airport in his Lincoln Continental Mark V to catch the plane to her hotel room on the Las Vegas Strip. The men tell them that they once hooked up with two "sluts" from the boys' hometown of Highland. She then gets them tickets on a tour bus to Washington. Before Dallas can meet with Beavis and Butt-Head to recover the weapon. thinking Beavis and Butt-Head are the killers he has contracted. headed by Agent Flemming (voiced by Robert Stack) who orders a body cavity search on everyone he encounters. the police arrive to arrest her. both Beavis and Butt-Head manage to cause chaos and Beavis consumes massive quantities of caffeine pills given to him by an old lady (voiced by Cloris Leachman). Beavis consumes caffeine pills. Dallas. who flies into a rage when he realizes that the two managed to escape from his trunk. and Muddy subsequently shoots it. Butt-Head convinces Beavis that both of them can "score. after munching on a peyote cactus. The next day they are found by Muddy Grimes. Thinking that by "do". causing an eighteen wheeler to swerve off the road. Beavis goes into a mescaline induced hallucination. Beavis wakes Butt-Head to the fact that someone has stolen their television. Beavis asks if they can watch TV first. Grimes. telling the ATF that he hid the weapon "in some kid's pants. . they wander through the desert and meet two men who strongly resemble them. They also share similar personalities. The pair then embark on a quest to replace it." Muddy then hands them a photograph of his wife with instructions on where to find her. After causing a mild stir in a Las Vegas casino. Dallas betrays Muddy. While Beavis and Butt-Head begin fighting over who will "do" Dallas first. Butt-Head jacks the trunk open. she plants a stolen biological weapon called the "X-5 Unit" in Beavis' pants in order to get rid of it as evidence. featuring music by White Zombie with animation inspired by Rob Zombie. In the middle of I-81 in Virginia. stopping at the United States Capitol Building before finally reaching the White House. and grossed a total of $63. resulting in a huge. the same guys who stole Beavis and Butt-Head's television. creating a large fireball. 400-car pileup. they visit landmarks including the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park.''Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'' directed by creator Mike Judge.11 million in its opening weekend. Faced with the possibility of a 60 year jail sentence. After becoming stranded in Petrified Forest National Park. and." The ATF is dispatched to the White House due to Beavis and Butt-Head being there on the same day as the "Give Peace A Chance" conference. and last one to be rated PG-13 until Save the Last Dance in 2001. tells them that they must "do" (murder) his wife. to murder his wife. instructing them that she will be waiting for them in the Capitol of the United States and will let them "do her" there. After stealing and destroying a TV from school (resulting in their expulsion) and breaking the TV in Tom Anderson's camper. The stolen biological weapon attracts the attention of the ATF. they then visit a low-quality motel that advertises "TVs in every room. Muddy and Dallas then briefly reconcile before they are arrested by the ATF while having sex in Muddy's car. Muddy decides to take them the rest of the way in his car trunk to hunt down Dallas." There they encounter the drunken Muddy Grimes (voiced by Bruce Willis) who is waiting for two hired hit men. 143 Plot After a surreal dream. then transforms into Cornholio again. He wanders around the White House and picks up the red phone in the Oval Office. He subsequently transforms into Cornholio. after nearly dying of dehydration. sugar and coffee while on the White House tour. The boys then continue to trek through the desert. and they spend the trip laughing at his car jack and pretending to masturbate. On the tour bus. Dallas soon realizes they have no idea what they were actually hired for. Dallas Grimes (voiced by Demi Moore). and Butt-head's father's pulling down his pants and farting in the fire. as evidenced by Beavis' father's fascination with fire. This was MTV Films' second film.

containing John Hancock's signature. Another alternate scene was done for when Butt-Head meets Chelsea Clinton in her bedroom. stuck to his shoe. they return to Highland and find their TV in front of the hotel. President Bill Clinton then makes Beavis and Butt-head honorary ATF agents. for his bunghole. before deciding to stop by Tom Anderson's tool shed. credited in the home video version) • Cloris Leachman . and the ATF spots Beavis walking around pants-less. Beavis sneaks out. The weapon. Beavis attempts to take a dump but cannot due to the absence of toilet paper in the stall. which showed her packing up to leave the White House. where ATF enforcers detain him and perform a cavity search on him.k. Anderson.P. backmasking occurs in which Beavis says "I suggest that everyone go to college and study hard. credited in the home video version) • Demi Moore .a. breaks the glass with the US flagpole and steals it to use as "T. The pants are ripped open.ATF Agent Flemming • Greg Kinnear . The scene does not appear on the recently released DVD. although it is mentioned on the disc's commentary track. Anderson opens his camper door. Butt-Head's Dad) (credited as Earl Hofert) • Tony Darling . is recovered.Dallas Grimes (uncredited in the end credits from the theatrical version. The movie ends with them carrying their TV into the sunset while insulting each other with various names. Beavis leaves the White House and looks at the photo of Dallas before going to masturbate in Mr Anderson's camper. 144 Backmasking During the desert scene when Beavis and Butt-Head have their hallucination. and exits the stall with a piece of the Declaration. landing safely on Butt-Head's hand.Old Woman • Robert Stack . Meanwhile. In the track. . This alternate scene was made in the event Bill Clinton lost his 1996 re-election bid to Bob Dole.ATF Agent Bork (uncredited) • Richard Linklater . While visiting the National Archives. They believe he has the weapon on him and are just about to fire when Mr. which causes the ATF to go after the pants. Butt-Head also wanders around the White House and encounters Chelsea Clinton in her bedroom. Butt-Head is equally angry because the urinals lack the automatic flushing mechanisms that had amazed him in Yellowstone National Park.Mötley Crüe Roadie #2 (Beavis's Dad) Deleted scene When Beavis and Butt-Head Do America premiered on MTV on August 7. Blame for the incident is ultimately pinned on Mr.Tour Bus Driver • David Letterman . Beavis cleans up. Mr Anderson discovers Beavis and throws him out of the camper.''Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'' causing the military to go to DEFCON 4." While Archive guards rush to see what happened. with the weapon flying out of them. She promptly throws him out the window.Mötley Crüe Roadie #1 (a. who is arrested and placed in the same van as Dallas and Muddy. making a pass at her."[2] Character Voices • Bruce Willis . 1999. an additional cut scene followed the movie. Afterwards. telling Beavis to take his pants with him. After the rest of their tour group finished looking at the encased Declaration of Independence. Judge noted that the scene did not test well.Muddy Grimes (uncredited in the end credits from the theatrical version.

4:37 3. "Ratfinks. "White Trash" . Van Driessen singing.Engelbert Humperdinck .4:18 * 7.5:05 12. "Two Cool Guys" . 1996 1995-1996 Heavy metal. "Two Cool Guys". It incorporates the theme from the Beavis and Butt-head television series as a rhythm guitar line. who wrote the theme.Ozzy Osbourne .3:59 6. is a semi-parody of Hayes' Academy Award-winning "Theme from Shaft". "Snakes" .3:06 2. is given a co-writing credit with Hayes in the soundtrack liner notes.4:44 10.3:39 Noticeably missing are Mucha Muchacha. hard rock. alternative rock. "Lesbian Seagull" . "Walk on Water" . and series creator Mike Judge. Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls" . . "Gone Shootin'" .4:21 9. ska punk.Southern Culture on the Skids .Red Hot Chili Peppers .Butthole Surfers . the version of Lesbian Seagull with Mr.No Doubt .Rancid with Stubborn All-Stars .White Zombie . "Love Rollercoaster" . "Ain't Nobody" . written and performed by soul and funk icon Isaac Hayes.4:38 4. hip hop 49:00 Geffen Professional reviews • Allmusic link [3] 1. "The Lord Is a Monkey" (Rock Version) . "Pimp'n Ain't EZ" .AC/DC .3:53 5.4:34 8. and the score tracks. "I Wanna Riot" .LL Cool J .Isaac Hayes .2:03 11.''Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'' 145 Soundtrack Beavis and Butt-Head Do America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Recorded Genre Length Label November 5. which were released on a separate album.Madd Head .

a strong return for a film that cost only $12 million to produce. "Walk on Water" was released as a single and peaked at number 28 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. Spanish language tracks. and more. It was also given a 12 by the BBFC for "frequent moderate sex references" Awards and nominations BMI Film & TV Awards One award: • BMI Film Music Award for John Frizzell 1997 MTV Movie Awards One nomination: • Best On-Screen Duo: Beavis and Butt-head 17th Golden Raspberry Awards Two nominations: • Worst New Star: Beavis and Butt-head • Worst Screen Couple: Beavis and Butt-head DVD release The movie was released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment in 1999. more revised and complete version. The bonus features on the disc were a widescreen presentation. more theatrical trailers. while the soundtrack itself contains a later." It contained more in the way of bonus features such as audio commentaries. The original demo. "Making of" documentaries. It lacks the deleted National Archives scene. The film actually used an earlier demo version.[4] 146 Reception It gained mostly positive reviews from film critics and a "two thumbs up" from Siskel and Ebert and it currently holds a 71% score on Rotten Tomatoes. and for a drug-related scene. . can be found on Osbourne's Prince of Darkness box set. which appears in the film.''Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'' The version of Ozzy Osbourne's "Walk on Water" is not the same version included in the film. and two theatrical trailers. The film earned over $60 million at the domestic box office.[5] Rating The movie was rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for continuous crude sex-related humor and language. The movie was re-released on a Special Edition DVD in 2006 as "The Edition That Doesn't Suck.

com/bcdb/cartoon.com/work/136658) at Allmovie The Fifth Element The Fifth Element Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Story by Starring Luc Besson Patrice Ledoux Robert Mark Kamen Luc Besson Luc Besson Bruce Willis Gary Oldman Milla Jovovich Ian Holm Chris Tucker Éric Serra Music by Cinematography Thierry Arbogast Editing by Studio Distributed by Sylvie Landra Gaumont Film Company Gaumont Film Company (France) Columbia Pictures (US) . com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. chartFormatGroupName=Singles& model. latimes. 2009. The Los Angeles Times. . Retrieved March 28.imdb. Retrieved February 17.cgi?film=23613&cartoon=Beavis and Butt-head Do America) at the Big Cartoon DataBase • Beavis And Butt-head Do America (http://www. findthefilm. billboard. com/ 1996-12-20/ entertainment/ ca-10832_1_mike-judge). latimes. vnuArtistId=5355& model. [2] "Find The Film movie trivia" (http:/ / www. [3] http:/ / www. do?model. . Retrieved 2010-11-08. 2009.com/title/tt0115641/) at the Internet Movie Database • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (http://www. Retrieved 2010-11-08. com/ movies/ beavis_and_butthead_do_america. php). [5] "Beavis and Butt-head Make Creator and Paramount Proud" (http:/ / articles. The Los Angeles Times. com/ 1996-12-24/ entertainment/ ca-12081_1_paramount-pictures). allmusic. . vnuAlbumId=942077). .bcdb.allmovie. External links • Beavis And Butt-head Do America (http://www. com/ album/ r241210 [4] "Billboard singles chart history-Ozzy Osbourne" (http:/ / www.''Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'' 147 References [1] "Road Trip the Right Vehicle for Beavis and Butt-head" (http:/ / articles.

and tell him to pass it through future generations. 1997 (United States) 126 minutes France English $90. Mostly set during the twenty-third century.000. which causes the liner's occupants to evacuate. which blows the entire ship up.920. After taking the weapons as "war is coming" but promising to return. appears at Dallas's apartment to have him to travel undercover as the winner of a rigged contest to meet the Diva. an opera singer. but Dallas finds that Leeloo has become disillusioned and unwilling to perform her role because humans seem compelled to war. Because the Mangalores failed to obtain the stones. Dallas meets media personality Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker). Dallas' former superior. the Mondoshawan (pronounced "Mon-do-SHEE-wan") arrive at an ancient Egyptian temple and retrieve the only weapon capable of defeating the Great Evil.180 The Fifth Element is a 1997 French science fiction film directed. From the remains of the ambush. a former major in the Federated Army's Special Forces. the film's central plot involves the survival of humanity which becomes the duty of a taxicab driver (and former special forces major) named Korben Dallas (Willis) when a young woman (Jovovich) falls into his taxicab. but then discovers that his decoy case is empty. with only five seconds to spare. takes a decoy case and leaves a time bomb. Ian Holm. Dallas. Rhod. Cornelius learns that the four original Elements were entrusted to Diva Plavalaguna. killing Zorg and the remaining Mangalores. "the perfect being. but upon it's deactivation. which conjugates the other four into life. The group arrange the stones and figure out how to activate them all. and thus returns to steal the real case. but their compatriots decide to obtain the Elements for themselves. "Leeloo" (Milla Jovovich). Dallas must join efforts with the girl and a priest (Holm) to recover four mystical stones which are the key to defending Earth from an impending attack of pure evil and destruction. Gary Oldman. escapes and lands on the flying New York taxicab of Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis). In 2263. and Chris Tucker. Dallas confesses his love for Leeloo and kisses her.''The Fifth Element'' Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue May 7. the Mondoshawans present a key to their human confidant. a "Great Evil" appears which attempts to destroy all life in the universe. As the Mondoshawans return to Earth. a priest. Dallas delivers Leeloo to current keyholder Priest Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) and his apprentice. the Great Evil appears and destroys a Federated Army battleship as it heads to Earth. Cornelius. a dying Mangalore reveals that he had his own bomb planted with a five second countdown. and Leeloo escape just in time. The four return to the temple on Earth as the Great Evil approaches. David (Charlie Creed-Miles)." Leeloo. The publicity of the contest attracts the Mangalores and Zorg to the space liner as well. Plot Every 5. but Dallas retrieves the Elements from the Diva's body. using Zorg's spacecraft. Earth scientists recover a portion of the Fifth Element and reconstitute it to create a humanoid woman. The Diva is killed when Mangalores attack the ship. Upon learning of her significance. hired by wealthy industrialist and Great Evil ally Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman). He turns off his bomb so that he can have time to search the spaceliner. a collection of four stones representing the classical elements and a Fifth Element. Zorg kills them. General Munro (Brion James). Milla Jovovich. Dallas travels to the spaceport and boards the spaceplane with Leeloo as Cornelius instructs David to prepare the temple and sneaks onboard the spaceplane. they are ambushed by shape-shifting Mangalores. starring Bruce Willis. terrified of her unfamiliar surroundings. Zorg arrives. and based on a story by Luc Besson. his escort for the trip. co-written. Realizing that love is worth .000 years in conjunction with a planetary alignment. In 1914. Zorg departs on his spacecraft.000 [1] 148 $263. 1997 (France) May 9. On the flight.

except for the special effect shots that show the Planet Fhloston through the ship's portholes. 149 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas. a "supreme being". starring Jean Reno. as President Lindberg Maïwenn Le Besco as Diva Plavalaguna Christopher Fairbank as Professor Mactilburgh Lee Evans as Fog John Bluthal as Professor Massimo Pacoli Luke Perry as Billy Masterson John Bennett as Priest Kim Chan as Mr. a taxi driver and former "special forces" soldier. Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg Ian Holm as Father Vito Cornelius Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod. The concert scenes were filmed at the Royal Opera House. Many scenes contain visual effects. Korben Dallas (Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. Kim John Neville as General Staedert Al Matthews as General Tudor Fitz Hall (Footballer of Queen's Park Rangers FC) appears at the beginning of the film as a twelve-year old boy. Jr. Some scenes were also shot on location in Mauritania. Leeloo finds the inspiration to release the "Divine Light". Besson read the book and was inspired to change the character of Dallas to a taxicab driver who flies through a futuristic New York City. returned to illustrating The Circles of Power. a popular radio talk show host Charlie Creed-Miles as David Brion James as General Munro Tricky (Adrian Thaws) as Right Arm Clifton Lloyd Bryan as Aknot Tom Lister. Covent Garden. who .''The Fifth Element'' saving. The production design for the film was developed by French comics creators Jean Giraud (Moebius) and Jean-Claude Mézières. Milla Jovovich as Leeloo. Seattle) Largely set in a futuristic New York City. This particular volume featured a character named S'Traks who drives a flying taxicab through the congested air traffic of the vast metropolis on the planet Rubanis. while comic book artist Jean-Claude Mézières.[2] Production As the film went into development in the early 1990s. causing the Great Evil to become dormant as a new moon in Earth's orbit. the fifth element. The Fifth Element was shot in Super 35 mm film format. and nearly all of the visual effects scenes are hard-matted with aid of Computer-generated imagery. The film closes with Dallas and Leeloo making love in the chamber used for her resurrection. the film was a French production. the fifteenth volume in the Valérian and Laureline series. who had been hired as a conceptual designer for The Fifth Element. with most of the principal photography filmed at Pinewood Studios in England. Zorg owns the taxi company that employs and subsequently fires Dallas as part of a one-million person layoff designed to slow economic growth at the request of the government. Besson went on to create Léon. Pistol used by Bruce Willis as Maj. The costume design was created by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

The film was re-released in Sony's Superbit collection on October 9. and DVD. and Best Production Design. while the Remastered version contains only English and French audio. Spanish. The "Divine Language" spoken in the film is a fictional language with only 400 words. 2006. which seems a reasonable length. losing to Titanic. but it won the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects. This enhanced release. released on July 17. and featured subtitling in six languages (English. A two-disc Ultimate Edition was released on January 11. The first Blu-ray Disc release of the film occurred on June 20. and was widely criticized as having poor picture quality. almost three times its budget of US$90 million. 2001. But at 127 minutes.[10] The Fifth Element was nominated for an Academy Award in 1998 in the Best Effects. also pressed in its original 2. LaserDisc. grossing over US$263 million. "It may or may not be the worst movie ever made.[13] The feature set of the original Blu-ray release matches Disc 1 of the Ultimate Collection. 2007. The second disc provided special features.[5] Some critics praised the film as having an unconventional visual art style and camerawork while others criticized it for what they saw as an inconsistent storyline and limited character development.35:1 anamorphic widescreen format.[3] 150 Reception The Fifth Element received mixed-to-positive reviews with a 72%. This name also appears in the novelization of the film. saying. it plays long.[12] Sony subsequently made a remastered Blu-ray version available. based on 22 reviews on Metacritic. on VHS. It was nominated for seven César awards and won three for Best Director. Portuguese. invented by director Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich. and I recommend it for its richness of imagery. The original DVD was in its original 2.[9] 76% of the receipts for The Fifth Element were from markets outside of the United States. for the first time. Neither release carried special features. Soundtrack . certifying it as "Fresh".35:1 format. Disc one contained the Superbit DVD with five languages of subtitles (all the Superbit subtitles except Thai) and added audio tracks in German and Swedish."[6] David Edelstein of Slate gave it a negative review. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave it 3 stars out of 4 saying "I would not have missed seeing this film. 2005."[7] The film was selected as the opening film for the 1997 Cannes Film Festival[8] and became a major box office success. 1997.[11] Home media The original home video release of The Fifth Element took place in North America on December 10. Chinese and Thai) but only English audio and no special features. and carried no special features. The original name of the character Ruby Rhod was Loc Rhod. but it is one of the most unhinged.''The Fifth Element'' produced 954 costumes for use in the film. French. based on 53 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes. Visual Effects Society voted the visual effects of The Fifth Element to be the 50th most influential of all time. Best Cinematography. had English and Spanish audio and subtitling. used a higher data rate for a better picture.[4] and a less favorable 52/100. Jovovich stated that she and Besson wrote letters to each other in the Divine Language as practice. Sound Effects Editing category. including deleted scenes and a production featurette.

particularly Raï. Two versions of The Fifth Element score have been produced. and the fight choreography is set to the music. but used as a dramatic score for the fight scene. while the role of Plavalaguna was played by French actress Maïwenn Le Besco. the mad scene of Act III. The Diva Dance opera performance featured music from Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor : "Il dolce suono". Plavalaguna performs on stage. In addition to the version released commercially. titled "Alech Taadi" by Algerian performer Khaled.''The Fifth Element'' 151 The Fifth Element: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack by various artists Released Genre Label 6 May 1997 Film score Virgin Professional reviews • • • Allmusic Musicfromthemovies Soundtrack-express link [14] link [16] link [15] Much of the film's score. In Plavalaguna's performance. Part One (titled Lucia di Lammermoor) and Part Two (titled The Diva Dance) of this piece are included as separate tracks on The Fifth Element soundtrack. as the music is audible to the characters in the theater. The first disc in the set contains 46 tracks and the second contains 31 tracks. that was available exclusively as a promotional piece. but are sequenced to create the effect of the entire performance seen in the film. the music and the vocalization abruptly shift from a classical to a trance style. composed by Éric Serra. the music is both diegetic and extra-diegetic. shows an influence of North African music. This striking change is cross-cut with scenes of Leeloo's fight with the Mangalores in Plavalaguna's chamber. The music used for the taxicab chase scene. creating a smooth transition between the two tracks. The end of Part One blends into the beginning of Part Two. and was sung by Albanian soprano Inva Mula-Tchako. is excluded from the film soundtrack. In this sequence. The tracks are sequenced in . but it is available on Khaled's album N'ssi N'ssi. Scene II. there is a two-disc set titled "The Fifth Element: The Complete Score".

"Leeloo" – 4:56 8. 21. "Mangalores" – 1:06 14. "The Diva Dance" – 1:31 • 16. and recordings not used in the final film. Tracks 5 through 31 on the second disc are the same tracks selected for commercial release. 19. "Il dolce suono" from the 3rd act of Lucia di Lammermoor (Gaetano Donizetti/Salvadore Cammarano) – 3:10 • Performed by Inva Mulla Tchako and the London Symphony Orchestra 15. "Heat" (Serra/Sebastien Cortella) – 2:54 12. "Timecrash" – 1:49 4. Track listing All tracks composed by Éric Serra unless indicated otherwise. "Koolen" – 0:55 6. "Badaboom" – 1:12 13. although the set includes extended and alternate versions. "Akta" – 1:51 7. 17. 22. 25. 1. 24.''The Fifth Element'' parallel to the film's narrative. "Aknot! Wot?" (bonus track) (Serra/Besson/Kamen) – 3:35 . "Plavalaguna" – 1:47 10. Performed by Inva Mulla Tchako "Leeloominai" – 1:41 "A Bomb in the Hotel" – 2:14 "Mina Hinoo" – 0:54 "No Cash No Trash" – 1:04 "Radiowaves" – 2:32 "Human Nature" – 2:03 "Pictures of War" – 1:19 "Lakta Ligunai" – 4:14 "Protect Life" (Serra/Cortella) – 2:33 "Little Light of Love" (end titles version) – 3:29 152 • Performed by RXRA 26. as well as music used only in previews. "Ruby Rap" (Serra/Luc Besson/Robert Kamen) – 1:55 11. "Little Light of Love" – 4:50 2. 20. "Korben Dallas" – 1:43 5. 23. "Five Millenia Later" – 3:13 9. "Mondoshawan" – 4:01 3. 18.

htm) at Box Office Mojo [11] VES 50: The Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time (http:/ / www. Bibliography • Besson. allmusic. com/ ?id=3218) [8] "Festival de Cannes: The Fifth Element" (http:/ / www. Massachusetts: Focal Press. com/ system/ files/ 15/ files/ ves50revelfin. 60–66. .''The Fifth Element'' 153 Spin-offs A video game adaptation based on the film was also created by Activision for the PlayStation game console and PC. html). Luc. [6] Ebert review (http:/ / rogerebert. com/ apps/ pbcs. boxofficemojo. Pictures . London: Aurum. com/ osts/ felement. pdf) Press release from VES [12] Williams. html). Piers. metacritic. pp. com/ mytwocentsa137. ign. org/ oclc/ 36966341& referer=brief_results) [21] TB Biblio RTF (http:/ / www. html [2] Bryant. [13] Hunt. . html [10] The Fifth Element (http:/ / www. It was generally met with average to negative reviews. html) game review at IGN [19] NYR: New York Race . ISBN 1-85286-863-5 • Bizony. (1997) The Story of the Fifth Element: The Adventure and Discovery of a Film. rottentomatoes. asp?letter=f& offset=40& ID=4496 [16] http:/ / www.The Fifth Element for Game Boy Color (http:/ / uk. London: The Guardian. [14] http:/ / www. Retrieved 27 September 2009.Rotten Tomatoes (http:/ / www. Retrieved 24 August 2009. com/ biblio. Bill (21 May 2007). London: Titan. festival-cannes. musicfromthemovies. (2001) Digital Domain: The Leading Edge of Visual Effects. com/ html/ fifth_element. [9] http:/ / www.[19] There was also a novel adaptation by Terry Bisson and published by HarperPrism. 1997). festival-cannes. com/ html/ fifth_element.com. html) [22] Terry Bisson. dvdreview. com/ review. gamespot. visualeffectssociety. ISBN 1-85410-707-0 • Hanson. suntimes. . com/ video/ titles/ fifthelement?q=fifth). com/ articles/ 153/ 153936p1. Tom (24 October 2007). (2005) "The Fifth Element". Blu-ray. terrybisson. element. "My Two Cents 5/21/07" (http:/ / www. guardian. Burlington. Retrieved 25 May 2010. php?id=456& show=review). com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4789/ year/ 1997. The Digital Bits. in Building Sci-Fi Moviescapes: The Science Behind the Fiction. com/ movies/ movies. shopping. worldcat. com/ album/ r276281 [15] http:/ / www. blu-ray. htm [17] The Fifth Element for PlayStation (http:/ / www.com. com/ m/ fifth_element/ ) [5] element "The Fifth Element" (http:/ / www. Ben (5 August 2007). "The Fifth Element Blu-ray" (http:/ / www. html#fra). com/ xPF---NYR-New-York-Race-The-Fifth-Element) [20] The fifth element : a novel [WorldCat. com/ ps/ action/ fifthelementthe/ index. "Has a journalist ever won an international cap?" (http:/ / football. .[17] [18] A racing game titled New York Race was also released in 2001. co. html) game review at Gamespot [18] The Fifth Element (http:/ / psx. dll/ article?AID=/ 19970509/ REVIEWS/ 705090303/ 1023) [7] Slate magazine review (http:/ / slate. ISBN 0-240-80772-3. Matt.org] (http:/ / www. uk/ theknowledge/ story/ 0.. thedigitalbits. .00. The Fifth Element: A Novel (Harpercollins. [4] The Fifth Element Movie Reviews.2197545. [3] Interview included in the bonus feature "The Adventure and Discovery of a Film: The Story of the Fifth Element" on the DVD release of The Fifth Element (Ultimate Edition). dvdreview. msn. com/ movies/ ?id=fifthelement.[20] [21] [22] References Notes [1] http:/ / www. soundtrack-express.

com/title/tt0119116/) at the Internet Movie Database The Fifth Element (http://tcmdb.divinelanguage.com/m/fifth_element/) at Rotten Tomatoes Sculptor Keith Short (http://www.''The Fifth Element'' 154 External links • • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www.com/thefifthelement11.allmovie.com/homevideo/thefifthelement/) The Fifth Element (http://www.com/film.htm) Images of set pieces sculpted for The Fifth Element • Film stills (http://film.virtual-history.com/title/title.keithshortsculptor.boxofficemojo.com) An enthusiast support dictionary & reference guide .php?filmid=187) • The Divine Language (http://www.jsp?stid=328897) at the TCM Movie Database The Fifth Element (http://www.sonypictures.htm) at Box Office Mojo The Fifth Element (http://www.com/work/154944) at Allmovie The Fifth Element (http://www.com/movies/?id=fifthelement.imdb.rottentomatoes.

It was directed by Michael Caton-Jones.330.''The Jackal (1997 film)'' 155 The Jackal (1997 film) The Jackal Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Michael Caton-Jones Michael Caton-Jones Sean Daniel James Jacks Kevin Jarre Chuck Pfarrer Bruce Willis Richard Gere Sidney Poitier Diane Venora Mathilda May Jack Black Carter Burwell Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Karl Walter Lindenlaub Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Language Budget Gross revenue Jim Clark Universal Pictures November 14. Diane Venora and Sidney Poitier. English Russian $60. Its title is similar to the 1973 film The Day of the Jackal.000 [1] [1] $159. .280 The Jackal is a 1997 suspense film starring Bruce Willis. and it shares many key plot elements.000. 1997 124 min. Richard Gere.

K.FBI Director Donald Brown Jack Black . As the Jackal realises he is being tracked by Mulqueen with assistance from Zanconia. including the fact that he is American and that he has acquired his skills mainly from Spanish partisans. the mobster hires an enigmatic assassin known only by the pseudonym "The Jackal" (Willis) to kill an unseen target. deduce that the Jackal intends to utilise a long-range machine gun for the assassination.Douglas . Arriving just in time. Instead of Zanconia. Preston lets Mulqueen go free.The First Lady Leslie Phillips . Simmons . Witherspoon Richard Lineback .Isabella Zanconia J.Special Agent T. Mulqueen finally sees that his target is not the FBI Director. Preston and Mulqueen stand as the only witnesses to the Jackal's burial in an unmarked grave. eventually having Mulqueen at his mercy. the MVD capture one of the mobster's henchmen. with the help of Mulqueen. The Jackal attempts to escape into the subway. who along with Mulqueen shoots the assassin dead. Meanwhile. while Preston saves the First Lady from a volley of gunfire. As the Jackal makes his final preparations. Valentina Koslova Mathilda May . he finds Major Koslova and Agent Witherspoon (Simmons) and promptly kills them. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis . During interrogation. Lamont demands more money in exchange for keeping quiet. the Jackal hires gunsmith Ian Lamont (Jack Black) to design and build a mount for the weapon he intends to use for the assassination.Maj. It becomes apparent that Mulqueen has a personal motive for hunting the Jackal: the assassin wounded Zanconia while she was pregnant with Mulqueen's child. Mulqueen has summoned Zanconia.FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston Diane Venora . Mulqueen successfully disables the Jackal's weapon. As the Jackal begins his preparations for the assassination — utilising a series of disguises and stolen IDs in the process — the FBI learns of one person who can identify him. The FBI discovers Lamont's body and. Zanconia provides information that can help identify the Jackal. After exchanging a few words. This coupled with the documents recovered from the henchman's briefcase lead the FBI and MVD to assume the target for the retaliatory hit is FBI Director Donald Brown.Declan Mulqueen Sidney Poitier . however. but the First Lady (Tess Harper) . who is due to give a major public speech. he infiltrates Zanconia's house. I. Mulqueen eventually agrees to help in exchange for their best efforts to get him released from prison. The Jackal responds by brutally murdering Lamont with the very weapon Lamont designed.Woolburton Stephen Spinella . he reveals information about the Jackal. A few days later. causing a miscarriage. Meanwhile.Special Agent McMurphy John Cunningham .''The Jackal (1997 film)'' 156 Plot A joint mission of the American FBI and the Russian MVD leads to the death of the younger brother of an Azerbaijani mobster. FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston (Poitier) and Russian Police Major Valentina Koslova (Venora) turn to a former Irish Republican Army sniper named Declan Mulqueen (Gere). Assuming the Jackal is simply planning a robbery. who they believe can identify The Jackal.The Jackal Richard Gere . however. who had a relationship with a Basque woman named Isabella Zanconia (Mathilda May). In retaliation. unbeknownst to the Jackal.Ian Lamont Tess Harper .

.[4] Box office The Jackal premièred on November 14.''The Jackal (1997 film)'' 157 Production Fred Zinnemann. dll/ article?AID=/ 19971114/ REVIEWS/ 711140302/ 1023). com/ movies/ ?id=jackal.com/movies/?id=jackal. sfgate.com/m/jackal/) on Rotten Tomatoes . Chicago Sun-Times. [4] The Austin Chronicle: Film Listings (http:/ / www. "'Jackal' Can't Hide From Absurd Plot / Willis alters look in mishmash thriller" (http:/ / www. DTL).htm) at Box Office Mojo • The Jackal (http://www.[2] Ruthe Stein of the San Francisco Chronicle called it "more preposterous than thrilling". Ruthe (November 14. . com/ apps/ pbcs. austinchronicle. also publicly distanced himself regarding his novel and the remake. com/ cgi-bin/ article. The San Francisco Chronicle. director of The Day of the Jackal.boxofficemojo. Retrieved 2009-03-01 [2] "The Jackal" (http:/ / rogerebert. html).[1] It would go on to gross $159. curiously flat thriller". [3] Stein. suntimes.280 worldwide. References [1] "Box Office Mojo: The Jackal" (http:/ / www. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1997/ 11/ 14/ DD16221. boxofficemojo.com/title/tt0119395/) at the Internet Movie Database • The Jackal (http://www. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called it a "glum. who wrote the novel the original film was based on.imdb. 1997).rottentomatoes. (Frederick Forsyth. the movie was a financial success." Reception Critical response The film received mostly negative reviews from critics.) The film was credited as being "based on the screenplay for Day of the Jackal by Kenneth Ross. Against its $60m budget. External links • The Jackal (http://www.164. fought with Universal Pictures to change the title of the movie so it wouldn't share the original's name. com/ gyrobase/ Calendar/ Film?Film=oid:140948). .330.[3] and Russell Smith of the Austin Chronicle called it "1997's most tedious movie". 1997 with an opening weekend totaling $15.595.

289 Mercury Rising is a 1998 American action thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Harold Becker. Willis plays Art Jeffries. the movie is based on Ryne Douglas Pearson's 1996 novel originally published as Simple Simon.''Mercury Rising'' 158 Mercury Rising Mercury Rising Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Harold Becker Brian Grazer Karen Kehela Ric Kidney Joseph Singer Thomas Mack Novel: Ryne Douglas Pearson Screenplay: Lawrence Konner Mark Rosenthal Bruce Willis Alec Baldwin Miko Hughes John Barry Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Michael Seresin Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Peter Honess Imagine Entertainment Universal Pictures April 3. . an undercover FBI agent who protects a nine year old boy with autism who is targeted by government assassins after cracking a top secret government code.107. 1998 111 minutes United States English $60 million $93.

Jeffries begins to realize the difficulty of protecting. fails to find Simon. set a trap at the meeting spot. Meanwhile. Jordan confirms that the fingerprint markings on it were Pedranski's. who. Dean Crandell (Robert Stanton) and Leo Pedranski (Bodhi Elfman). in which they kill both . After killing the parents. but shortly after he is murdered too. Art finds Simon with Stacey and finds out that Stacey is his new friend. upset by disagreement over how to handle the case. Leo Pedranski turns to him for help. let alone questioning Simon. Emily Lang (Carrie Preston) takes to the FBI and Jordan discreetly arranges for her to meet with Jeffries to show them both the carbon paper used to type the letter. as the inside man. the assassin. While investigating the scene. the NSA receives a message from a nine year-old autistic savant named Simon Lynch (Miko Hughes) who calls a telephone number written in the code which was secretly published in a puzzle magazine by two of the creators. arrangements are made for a meeting at the Wrigley Building. because of his impaired social abilities as a result of his autism. he meets a woman named Stacey Siebring (Kim Dickens) and asks her to watch Simon for him while he goes to meet Crandell. sees the boy's ability to decipher the code as a liability and. This then fully validates the evidence against Kudrow. who tells him he'd report to Washington. While Jeffries introduces himself to Kudrow at his birthday party. instead plans to silence Simon. One day. Meanwhile. Kudrow. The next morning. However. with Jordan and a small FBI task force's help. in typical government fashion. but the Chicago PD went ahead with protection of Simon. Lt. which. he has managed to leave a letter detailing Kudrow's crimes. and Jeffries is soon painted by the NSA as a kidnapper. which his girlfriend. Colonel Nicholas Kudrow (Alec Baldwin). has Dean Crandell murdered by his hit man when he starts to reveal the Mercury plans to Jeffries. to see if anyone could break it. who is the program chief. Jeffries. protects a 9 year old kid named James while trying to talk a bank robber named Edgar Halstrom into surrendering. Art takes Jordan's car and takes Simon to Simon's house where his parents were murdered the previous morning.''Mercury Rising'' 159 Plot The film opens with a hostage situation in South Dakota where FBI Agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis). Jeffries finds Simon hiding in a cache of his bedroom closet and takes the boy under his wing. the FBI task force kills the robbers and James. The situation is further complicated by the fact that nobody at the FBI believes Simon is in any danger. Stacey agrees and tells Art that she was going on a business trip to Des Moines to make the rent in a few days. being covered in Pedranski's fingerprints is crucial evidence in its own right. Simon again calls the telephone number written in the code. he contacts Jordan who explains they are fine as well as how the Witness Protection meeting is going to happen. Kudrow tries to have FBI director Lomax (Kevin Conway) help him stop Jeffries by using his authority and the fact that Jordan arranged the Witness Protection under false pretenses. Jordan shows the evidence to Lomax and despite his initial doubts. Art and Simon asks Stacey for a place to stay. and gives her Jordan's number to contact if there was an emergency. is sent to investigate what is initially thought to be a murder-suicide of Simon's parents. After Kudrow leaves. Jeffries. rather than rectify the problem adequately. and. A cryptographic code called "Mercury" was created by the National Security Agency and allegedly so complex that its creators believe no computer on Earth can decipher it. Later in the middle of the night. Peter Burrell (Lindsey Lee Ginter). However. sending a hit man and his partner to murder the boy and parents. Jordan under Jeffries's suggestion arranges for Simon to go into Witness Protection. Originally it was created during the Reagan Administration as a test to keep the United States' highest priority secrets under wraps. with only his best friend and fellow agent Thomas Jordan (Chi McBride) aware that he did not commit the crime. and demands that Kudrow lay off Simon Lynch. and leaves at the sound of approaching sirens. After the shooting. though they are unaware that their conversation over the phone is being monitored by Kudrow. When Jeffries returns and finds Stacey and Simon gone. searches the house. Jeffries confronts his superior. after realizing that Simon is talking to Crandell and Pedranski. since Jordan had been in contact with Jeffries when the incident began. Art tells Stacey to call anybody for an emergency except the police. After the meeting with Emily. who has been demoted following a diagnosis of delusional paranoia. He plans to have the NSA take over the protection for the meeting spot. who were called off at the last minute.

000 internationally for a total of $93. the film grossed $32.[1] Bruce Willis won the 1999 Golden Raspberry for his performance. won the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film .boxofficemojo.104.com/title/tt0120749/) at the Internet Movie Database • Mercury Rising (http://www. at his school. and saves the boy as well as Stacey. garnering an 18% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. having finally accepted him as a person of his trust.com/movies/?id=mercuryrising. External links • Mercury Rising (http://www.935. Retrieved July 5.715 in its opening weekend in 2. Miko Hughes. .''Mercury Rising'' Kudrow's hit man and then Kudrow himself.htm) at Box Office Mojo .172. now living with foster parents. however.289.386 theaters. Box office The film earned $10. 160 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Special Agent Art Jeffries Alec Baldwin as Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Kudrow Miko Hughes as Simon Lynch Chi McBride as FBI Agent Tommy Jordan Kim Dickens as Stacey Siebring John Carroll Lynch as Martin Lynch Kelley Hazen as Jenny Lynch Lindsey Lee Ginter as Peter Burrell Robert Stanton as Dean Crandell Bodhi Elfman as Leo Pedranski Kevin Conway as Lomax Carrie Preston as Emily Lang John Doman as Supervisor Hartley Richard Riehle as Edgar Halstrom Reception The film received mostly negative reviews from film critics. just as Kudrow grabs the screaming Simon in a last-ditched effort to take him to the helicopter.Leading Young Actor at the 1999 Young Artist Awards for his portrayal of Simon. rottentomatoes. References [1] "Rotten Tomatoes" (http:/ / www.107. Altogether. com/ m/ mercury_rising/ ). The film ends with Jeffries and Stacey visiting Simon.289 in the United States and $60. 2007. who embraces Jeffries as a welcome friend.imdb. Mercury Rising.

''Armageddon (1998 film)'' 161 Armageddon (1998 film) Armageddon Directed by Produced by Michael Bay Michael Bay Jerry Bruckheimer Gale Anne Hurd Screenplay: Jonathan Hensleigh J. Abrams Story: Robert Roy Pool Jonathan Hensleigh Adaptation: Tony Gilroy Shane Salerno Bruce Willis Ben Affleck Billy Bob Thornton Liv Tyler Will Patton Michael Clarke Duncan Owen Wilson Peter Stormare Steve Buscemi William Fichtner Keith David Jason Issacs Jessica Steen Ken Hudson Campbell Trevor Rabin Harry Gregson-Williams Jerry Bruckheimer Films Valhalla Motion Pictures Written by Starring Music by Studio Distributed by Touchstone Pictures Release date(s) July 1. J. 1998 Running time Country Language Budget 150 minutes United States English $140 million .

watching from NASA headquarters. Michael Clarke Duncan and Steve Buscemi. Liv Tyler. NASA discovers a gigantic asteroid will collide with Earth in 18 days. J. and then lose their entire driller and another crew member when they strike a gas pocket. Harry puts his trust in A. who is able to drill to the required depth for the charge. Armageddon is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc format. becomes distraught over A. J. Saving Private Ryan. when ignited. They all soon discover that A. Armageddon was an international box-office smash. creating another extinction event. the Independence is punctured by debris and appears to crash onto the asteroid. J. led by Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) plan to embed a nuclear device hundreds of feet within the asteroid that. NASA is forced to reveal its plans to the world.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' Gross revenue $553. (Ben Affleck). a sudden rock storm damages the triggering mechanism. As the asteroid moves dangerously close to the earth. It features an ensemble cast including William Fichtner. and have driven the other driller to the drilling site.. and one person is forced to stay behind to trigger it manually. The shuttles continue the plan. they soon launch two military Space Shuttles. NASA puts Harry's crew through a shortened rigorous training schedule. the shuttles dock with a Russian space station manned by Lev Andropov (Peter Stormare) to refuel. which starred Morgan Freeman.799. NASA scientists. Harry and Grace learn of the critical issues of the asteroid. despite generally mixed reviews from critics. J. NASA contacts Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis). J. including A. and "Bear" (Michael Clarke Duncan. Deep Impact. Astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate. it begins to heat up and make the surface conditions extremely dangerous. They lose a significant amount of time and spare equipment in their attempt. encounters a problem while trying to stop the fuel pumps. Grace. Ben Affleck. produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and released by Disney's Touchstone Pictures. knowing it would have no effect on the asteroid's path. Armageddon opened in theaters only two-and-a-half months after a similar impact-based movie. safely aboard the Independence. Harry's team offers to help but only after being assured of being rewarded from an esoteric list of demands.'s apparent death. Owen Wilson.. Once in orbit.[3] Both films were equally received by critics. draws the short one. When the crew decide to draw straws A. A. another of Harry's crew) made the Independence crash alive. J. and the station is evacuated before it explodes. and Harry explains he will need his team members. With the military.. slingshoting around the Moon in order to land on the backside of the asteroid. Both Harry and Dan work to disable this option. A. with Lev and A. who has fallen in love with her much to Harry's dismay. while traveling through the debris field behind the asteroid. The film follows a group of blue-collar deep-core drillers sent by NASA to stop a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Harry's team learn that the military had implemented a backup plan of igniting the bomb on the surface of the asteroid regardless of the team's safety. to help advise NASA. However. Freedom and Independence. though the occupants find that they have overshot their target area and now are facing hard iron plate to drill through. J. Plot When a meteor shower destroys the Space Shuttle Atlantis and bombards parts of New York City. When they try to plant the bomb. When fragments from the asteroid wipe out Shanghai and Paris. Harry returns to NASA along with his daughter Grace (Liv Tyler) in order to keep her away from one of his young and more rambunctious drillers. will split the asteroid in two parts that will both safely fly past the Earth. and Harry comes to realize that his crew needs to be part of the mission to assure success. Billy Bob Thornton.566[1] 162 Armageddon is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film. Once they have been rounded up. It became the highest-grossing film of 1998 worldwide surpassing the Steven Spielberg war epic. Lev.[2] though Armageddon fared better at the box office. When they report their failure to NASA. Harry and his team reoutfit the mobile drillers NASA plans to use on the asteroid. Freedom safely lands. but as . Bruce Willis. directed by Michael Bay. Peter Stormare. considered the best deep-sea oil driller in the world. Will Patton. J.

Jessica Steen as Jennifer Watts: Co-pilot of shuttle Freedom. the film was nominated for four 1998 Academy Awards: 'Best Sound'. Keith David as General Kimsey: Member of US government who proposes using nukes to shoot down the asteroid. it received a large amount of criticism from film reviewers. J. Marshall R. Ken Hudson Campbell as Max Lennert: Operator of the Armadillo of shuttle Freedom drill team.[6] However. The film received the Saturn Awards for Best Direction and Best Science Fiction Film (where it tied with Dark City). Billy Bob Thornton as Dan Truman: Head of NASA. Greg Collins as Lt. Harry rips the air hose from A. Stanley Anderson as the president of the United States. in addition to his appearances . and later recounts his life as the Freedom moves to safe distance. Reception The film was given generally mixed reviews and. William Fichtner as Colonel Willie Sharp: Pilot of shuttle Freedom. photos of Harry and the other lost crew members are present in memoriam. The Freedom lands. 'Best Visual Effects'.J. Michael Clarke Duncan as J. Worst Director. J. Grayson McCouch as Gruber: Munitions specialist of shuttle Freedom. J. Worst Screen Couple (Tyler and Ben Affleck) and Worst Original Song. Jason Isaacs as Dr. The film is on the list of Roger Ebert's most disliked films. Liv Tyler as Grace Stamper: Daughter of Harry Stamper and A. it similarly scores 42%.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' he and Harry descend to the air lock. Owen Wilson as Oscar Choice: Geologist of shuttle Independence. Worst Screenplay. Judith Hoag as Denise Chappel: Chick's ex-wife who has not allowed Chick to be part of their son's life. and the surviving crew are treated as heroes. Chris Ellis as NASA Flight Director Clark. Peter Stormare as Lev Andropov: Russian cosmonaut and overseer of the Russian Space Station. Ronald Quincy: Head scientist at NASA. Will Patton as Charles "Chick" Chappel: Harry's best friend and drill team member of shuttle Freedom. Frost: Leader and Armadillo operator of shuttle Independence drill team. Dyllan Christopher as Tommy Chappel: Chick's son who does not know his father till the end of the movie. It was also nominated for seven Razzie Awards[7] including: Worst Picture. Clark Brolly as Freddy Noonan: Member of the shuttle Independence drill team. Ben Affleck as A.[5] In his original review. On Rotten Tomatoes it scores 41%. the coordinator of the mission and Truman's immediate subordinate. 163 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Harry Stamper: Leader of shuttle Freedom drill team. Ebert stated. common sense and the human desire to be entertained". At A. although it was an international box office success. who comes up with the idea of blowing up the asteroid from inside. the brain. and both halves miss the Earth. "The movie is an assault on the eyes. Worst Supporting Actress (Liv Tyler). Steve Buscemi as "Rockhound": Geologist of shuttle Freedom. breaks into two. the ears. Harry contacts Grace and says his last goodbyes. The asteroid. as predicted. Metacritic. before triggering the bomb (after some difficulty and in the nick of time). 'Best Sound Effects Editing'. Only one Razzie was awarded: Bruce Willis received the Worst Actor award for Armageddon. discovers the asteroid and organizes the plan to destroy it.[4] on a similar website.'s suit and tells him that he trusts him well enough now to marry Grace and then takes the responsibility of detonating the bomb.'s fiancee. Otis "Bear" Kurleenbear: Member of shuttle Independence drill team. and 'Best Original Song (I Don't Want To Miss A Thing performed by Aerosmith)'. Anthony Guidera as Captain Tucker: Co-pilot of shuttle Independence. and Grace's wedding. Teague as Colonel Davis: Pilot of shuttle Independence. Halsey: Munitions specialist of shuttle Independence.

states that the film is "a work of art by a cutting-edge artist who is a master of movement.709. who taught Michael Bay at Wesleyan University. Prospective managers are asked to find as many inaccuracies in the movie as they can.[9] 164 Scientific inaccuracies In an interview with Entertainment Weekly. saying. razzle-dazzle.$352. At least 168 impossible things have been found during these screenings of the film. a specialist film distributor of primarily arthouse films that markets what it considers to be "important classic and contemporary films" and "cinema at its finest".[8] In an essay supporting the selection of Armageddon.000[1] Opening Weekend Gross (Domestic) .$201. I don't know what is". some screen captures from the opening scene where Atlantis is destroyed were passed off as satellite images of the disaster in a hoax. near the end of the movie's credits there is a disclaimer stating.972[1] Total Domestic Grosses .[13] Also.$553. film scholar Jeanine Basinger. was "much more in line with top-secret research. in response to the disaster."[11] NASA shows the film as part of its management training program.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' in Mercury Rising and The Siege. Roy Pool. lifting their efforts up into an epic event.606[1] Total Worldwide Grosses . "If that isn't screenwriting.US$140. "that [NASA] could actually do something in a situation like this. "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's cooperation and assistance does not reflect an endorsement of the contents of the film or the treatment of the characters depicted therin.788[1] Soundtracks Armageddon: The Album ." was unrealistic.578.131. both released in the same year as this film." Further.182[1] Total Overseas Grosses .[14] Box office • • • • • Budget . Despite the general critical disdain. Michael Bay admitted that central premise of the film. a DVD edition of Armageddon was released by The Criterion Collection.000.[12] Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Following the 2003 Columbia disaster. light. she states that in the first few moments of the film all the main characters are well established. in which an anti-gravity device is used to deflect a comet from a collision course with Earth. She sees it as a celebration of working men: "This film makes these ordinary men noble. and shape—and also of chaos. a contributing screenwriter."[10] Additionally.$36. FX pulled Armageddon from the night's schedule and replaced it with Aliens. stated that his script. and explosion". color.089.

Jon Bon Jovi 9. 1998 Pop Rock 56:35 Sony Records Professional reviews • Allmusic link [15] The soundtrack features the song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing".Journey 3. "When the Rainbow Comes" .Aerosmith 4.Bob Seger 6. 1998): 1. The soundtrack also features the song "Remember Me". who was hired to replace long-time singer Steve Perry after his departure from the band. "Roll Me Away" .Dialogue by Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler. "Wish I Were You" .Our Lady Peace 12. "La Grange" . "Starseed" . "Theme from Armageddon" .''Armageddon (1998 film)'' 165 Armageddon Soundtrack by Various artists Released Genre Length Label June 23. "Animal Crackers" . "Sweet Emotion" . vocals and piano by Steven Tyler . June 23.Chantal Kreviazuk 13. "Remember Me" . as performed by Journey. "Come Together" .Aerosmith 8.Aerosmith 2. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" .Shawn Colvin 7. Armageddon: The Album (Sony.Trevor Rabin 14.ZZ Top 5. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" . "Mister Big Time" .Aerosmith 10. This song was the first studio recording with new lead vocalist Steve Augeri. Our Lady Peace's "Starseed" is a remixed version of the original. performed by Aerosmith. "What Kind of Love Are You On" .Patty Smyth 11.

1998 Soundtracks Original Score Film music Sony Professional reviews • Label Allmusic link [17] There was also an instrumental score titled Armageddon: Original Motion Picture Score by Trevor Rabin. 6.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' Chart positions Year 1998 Chart Position 166 The Billboard 200 1 End of decade charts Chart (1990–1999) U. Billboard 200 [16] Position 94 Armageddon: Original Motion Picture Score by Trevor Rabin Armageddon Soundtrack by Trevor Rabin Released Genre November 10. 5.S. 7. 2. 4. 1. Rabin was formerly a member of the progressive rock band Yes. 8. "Armageddon Suite" "Harry & Grace Make Peace" "A.J.'s Return" "Oil Rig" "Leaving" "Evacuation" "Harry Arrives at NASA" "Back in Business" . 3.

Retrieved 30 April 2006. Box Office Mojo. [13] "Photos of the Shuttle Columbia Disaster? . Retrieved 2009-12-13. com/ album/ r365497 [16] Geoff Mayfield (December 25. CBS News<!. 2010. com/ article/ mg19526191. com/ asp/ content/ XcNewsPlus.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' 9. Abrams. . "Armadillo" 14. [14] Font size Print E-mail Share By Sue Chan (2003-02-03). . com/ genres/ chart/ ?id=disaster. com/ asp/ about. com/ movies/ ?id=armageddon. com/ asp/ release. "5 Words" 11. "Hollywood Does the Universe Wrong" (http:/ / www. [8] The Criterion Collection . Space. . . "Long Distance Goodbye/Landing" 167 Novelization A novelization was written by C. com/ album/ r381638 . asp?cmd=view& articleid=38).Movie Review . breakthechain. htm). allmusic. com/ opinionscolumns/ opinions/ plait_000217. Retrieved October 15. kr/ books?id=9w0EAAAAMBAJ& lpg=PP1& lr& rview=1& pg=RA1-PA4#v=onepage& q& f=false). Hewlett-Packard Ad. space. Steve (March 27. 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade . shtml). "Underwater Simulation" 12. Billboard. "Finding Grace" 13. [6] Roger Ebert . Retrieved 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2009-12-13.J. html). "Rockstorm" 16. Roger (2005-08-11). movie-page. Retrieved 2011-01-14. Box Office Mojo. Tony Gilroy and Shane Salerno and the story by Jonathan Hensleigh and Robert Pool. 500-feedback. html). boxofficemojo.org<!. criterion.About Criterion (http:/ / www. org/ exclusives/ shuttlepics. Bruce Willis Movie Yanked From Air . . "The Hype That Fell To Earth". "Ebert's Most Hated" (http:/ / rogerebert. [3] "Disaster Movies" (http:/ / www. com/ apps/ pbcs. suntimes. [15] http:/ / www. References [1] "Armageddon (1998)" (http:/ / boxofficemojo. Phil (2000-02-17).BreakTheChain. com/ m/ 1083337-armageddon/ ) [5] Ebert. [11] http:/ / www. Bolin. J. . "Demands" 17. txt [12] "New Scientist (September 1. htm). "Launch" 10.org" (http:/ / www. "Feedback" p 72: ISSN 0262-4079" (http:/ / www.com. asp?id=40& eid=56& section=essay& page=1) [10] Daly. "Armageddon Piano" 19. 2007).CBS News" (http:/ / www.The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s (http:/ / books. . rottentomatoes. [2] Plait. . dll/ article?AID=/ 20050811/ COMMENTARY/ 50808002). Retrieved 2009-12-13. com/ 1998/ armageddon/ credits. google. allmusic. [4] Armageddon . com/ apps/ pbcs. . html). 1999). 1998-10-11.Armageddon (http:/ / rogerebert. based on the screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh. "Death of MIR" 18. co. criterion. suntimes. 1998). cbsnews. newscientist. Retrieved 2008-03-23. BreakTheChain.Rotten Tomatoes (http:/ / www. asp) [9] The Criterion Collection: Armageddon by Michael Bay (http:/ / www. com/ stories/ 2003/ 02/ 03/ entertainment/ main539194. [17] http:/ / www. dll/ article?AID=/ 19980701/ REVIEWS/ 807010301/ 1023) [7] "1998 Golden Rasberry Award Nominees and Winners" (http:/ / razzies. "Short Straw" 15. "TV Pulls Shuttle Sensitive Material.

com/Armageddon/filming_locations) Ketzer.badastronomy.html) Bad Astronomy .com) Criterion Collection essay by Jeanine Basinger (http://www.imdb.com/2008/08/armageddon-1998.html) at Movie Smackdown! (http://www.moviesmackdown.Deep Impact (http://www.com/title/tt0120591/) at the Internet Movie Database Armageddon (http://www.com .asp?id=40&eid=56& section=essay).com/bad/movies/ armpitageddon.The Astronomy of Armageddon (http://www.com/work/158802) at Allmovie Armageddon (http://www.Ketzer.htm) at Box Office Mojo Armageddon (http://www.The Armageddon movie props and costumes archive (http://www.boxofficemojo.rottentomatoes.com/armageddon) .com .criterion.Maps and directions to Armageddon Filming Locations (http://www.com/asp/release.movietourguide.com/m/armageddon/) at Rotten Tomatoes Armageddon -vs.moviesmackdown.com/moviephysics/armageddon.allmovie. from a Wesleyan University professor under whom the film's director studied Movie Physics review of Armageddon (http://intuitor.com/movies/?id=armageddon.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' 168 External links • • • • • • • • • • Armageddon (http://www.html) Movie Tour Guide.

''The Siege'' 169 The Siege The Siege Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Screenplay by Edward Zwick Lynda Obst Edward Zwick Lawrence Wright Menno Meyjes Edward Zwick Lawrence Wright Denzel Washington Annette Bening Tony Shalhoub David Proval Bruce Willis Graeme Revell Story by Starring Music by Cinematography Roger Deakins Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Steven Rosenblum 20th Century Fox November 6. 1998 116 minutes United States English $70 million $116.912 The Siege is a 1998 American action-thriller-drama film directed by Edward Zwick.672. Annette Bening. The film is about a fictional situation in which bloodthirsty terrorist cells have made several attacks on New York City. Tony Shalhoub. . It stars Denzel Washington. and Bruce Willis.

Tariq Husseini. Devereaux tortures and kills Husseini in the course of the interrogation. Hubbard and Haddad arrive in time to stop him leaving but Samir shoots Bridger in the stomach as she struggles to stop him. The FBI receives warnings to release Sheikh Ahmed bin Talal. due to a policy shift by the American government. She and Hubbard compel Samir to arrange a meeting with the final terrorist cell. a kindergarten is held hostage and the FBI headquarters is destroyed with over 600 casualties. Hubbard reminds Devereaux that the civil liberties and human rights which he took from Husseini are what all his predecessors have fought and died for. Deveraux insists that under the War Powers Resolution the authority vested in him by the President now supersedes that of the court which issued the arrest warrant and he declares himself to be the law. It is revealed that she herself provided training and support to certain militants opposed to Saddam Hussein's regime. FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Denzel Washington) and his Lebanese-American partner Frank Haddad (Tony Shalhoub) are told of a hijacked bus. Devereaux finally submits to arrest. A crowded theater is bombed. Hubbard convinces Haddad that he needs his help and Haddad returns to the FBI. There are reports of Army killings. He then commands his soldiers to aim their guns at the FBI agents resulting in a Mexican standoff. accompanied by other FBI agents places Major. sickened." He straps a bomb to his body which he intends to detonate amongst the marchers. but Bridger and Samir have already left. Samir reveals to Bridger that he himself constitutes the final cell while in another sense he says. continue their investigation and capture a suspect. After this Bridger tells Hubbard that Husseini knew nothing of value because of the basic principles of compartmentalized information and. Afterwards another terrorist threat is made and a bus is bombed. Kraft is both romantically involved with Samir and his handler. fully loaded with passengers and containing an apparent explosive device. now going by the name Sharon Bridger. .''The Siege'' 170 Plot The film opens with the bombing of a US Army Barracks in Saudi Arabia (using real-life news footage from the Khobar Towers bombing) leading to both civilian and military American casualties. Haddad resigns in anger. Devereaux under arrest for the torture and murder of Tariq Husseini. The bomb turns out merely to be a huge paint bomb and the terrorists manage to escape. However. under Devereaux. including Haddad's son Frank Jr. The terrorist incidents begin to escalate. Subsequently all young males of Arab descent. Hubbard eventually comes into conflict with CIA agent Elise Kraft (Annette Benning). Hubbard kills Samir but despite their best efforts he and Haddad can only watch as Bridger bleeds to death. New Yorkers stage violent demonstrations against the army and the racial profiling of the Arabs and the Army fights to maintain control. Hubbard takes a terrorist suspect into custody and arrests Kraft. Martial law ends and the detainees are freed. she finally tells Hubbard what she knows. When the FBI captures a man named Samir Nazhde he admits to signing the visa application of one of the suicide bombers in the course of signing many applications for student visas in his job as a lecturer. After the funding and support was suddenly cut. The U. Gen. Kraft insists that Samir is not a terrorist and that his continued freedom is vital to the investigation. As the march is getting under way Hubbard and Haddad arrive at the meeting place. Bridger took pity on the few of them who had not yet been slaughtered by pro-Hussein forces arranging for them to be able to escape to the United States and ultimately leading to the present situation.S. are rounded up and detained in a makeshift prison camp in Yankee Stadium. In spite of objections the President declares martial law and the Army's 101st Airborne Division. A peaceful march involving all ethnic groups in New York demonstrates against the occupation of Brooklyn. "there will never be a last cell. Hubbard. including Haddad's son. Hubbard and Kraft. occupies and seals off Brooklyn in an effort to find the remaining terrorist cells. blames a group led by a certain "Sheikh Ahmed bin Talal" who is subsequently seized and surgically extracted before being held under the watch of Major General William Devereaux (Bruce Willis).

" says Zwick."[5] "What the movie is most deeply about — it's about our own latent possibilities of repression. I happen to come from the school that thinks that movies should not only make you uncomfortable.[4] Controversy When the film opened. when Arabs were immediately assumed responsible. if you've not offended somebody. I have a friend who says. This is actually dangerous. saying. government.691. that image is the announcement to the viewer of the presence of violence. It's beyond offensive." The groups were "faxing and calling news organizations on a regular basis" to voice their concerns. to see people held without habeas corpus — to have their rights violated in such a way is such a chilling and just terrifying thing to see — that is what one takes away. you can anticipate this kind of reaction. that's become a daily thing. .[3] Box office The film grossed $40. but said that Arab and Islamic groups are upset by "the very strong equation between Muslim religious practices and terrorism.S. I believe." He thought it was "Insidious and incendiary" because it "reinforces stereotypes that lead to hate crimes. … How does it feel to be a lightning rod? It gets the blood going. from this film. they might make you think. it's good to be talked about. Its spokesman Hussein Ibish said "The Siege is extremely offensive. you're a nobody. In a culture where there seems to be so much to talk about."[7] . the ritual washing of hands everybody does before they pray five times a day.623 in other territories on a budget of $70 million. "To see Americans rounded up in the streets..S.. He says that director Edward Zwick does a good job of the crowd scenes.981. bomb the World Trade Center in 1993.[Thanks to this film] Every time someone goes through the Muslim ablution.[5] [6] Director Edward Zwick had met with Arab Americans. to see Americans put into stadiums. Should we only present every group as paragons and monoliths of virtue? The movie inspires to engender this kind of dialogue. I think it's better than being universally ignored. Army Major General William Devereaux Tony Shalhoub as FBI Special Agent Frank Haddad[1] Aasif Mandvi as Khalil Saleh Sami Bouajila as Samir Nazhde Ahmed Ben Larby as Sheik Akhmed bin Talal Reception Critical response Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of a 44% 'fresh' based on 59 reviews. the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee came out against the film. We're used to offensive. the Muslims have total disregard for human life. This idea was rejected. in fact. … You can anticipate any kind of reaction in these times in which sensitivity seems very high in the culture. "Anytime you talk about issues that touch on religion of any kind." Echoing such criticism the Council on American-Islamic Relations protested that "In this film." Ibish acknowledged that Arab terrorists did.289 in North America and $75. who suggested that the story be changed to mirror the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing.''The Siege'' 171 Cast • • • • • • • Denzel Washington as FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anthony "Hub" Hubbard Annette Bening as CIA officer Elise Kraft / Sharon Bridger Bruce Willis as U. He criticizes the film saying that although it is not intentionally offensive it is clumsy. Zwick noted that The Siege's villains also include members of the U.[2] Roger Ebert gives the film a score of 2 1/2 stars out of 4. stereotyping and prejudice. and dismissed the criticism.

com/ apps/ pbcs. CNN NewsStand. com/ 1998/ nov/ 03/ entertainment/ ca-38733).metacritic. com/ m/ 1085113-siege/ ). "Reporting The Bin Laden Beat" (http:/ / www.com/film/titles/siege) at Metacritic The Siege (http://www. August 25. htm). htm). Amazon.com/m/1085113-siege/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Siege (http://www. [2] "The Siege (1998)" (http:/ / www. Retrieved January 4. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. November 10. . [3] The Siege Roger Ebert November 6. 1998. 1998. 1998 http:/ / rogerebert. 1998. boxofficemojo. External links • • • • The Siege (http://www. .''The Siege'' In a September 2007 interview. Retrieved 2010-10-24. Retrieved January 4. suntimes. 2010. org/ 5mWyIKvfJ). David (September 9. shtml) on January 4.com/movies/?id=siege. [7] "Director Ed Zwick defends 'The Siege'" (http:/ / www. cbsnews. org/ 5mWy4QhzO).boxofficemojo. Rotten Tomatoes. html) on January 4. latimes. latimes. 2010. . Box Office Mojo. 2007). edu/ ~haroldfs/ popcult/ handouts/ demoniz/ TERR05. Los Angeles Times.htm) at Box Office Mojo . 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-01.com. com/ SHOWBIZ/ Movies/ 9811/ 10/ siege/ index. Archived from the original (http:/ / edition. rottentomatoes. com/ stories/ 2007/ 09/ 09/ sunday/ main3244713. claiming that it was the most rented movie in America after the September 11 attacks. com/ movies/ ?id=siege. [8] Martin. [6] "Islamic Council Protests Timing of 'The Siege'" (http:/ / articles. [5] "Muslims feel under siege from Hollywood" (http:/ / ccat.[8] 172 References [1] "Caught in the Middle" (http:/ / articles. The Los Angeles Times. screenwriter Lawrence Wright attributed the film's disaster at the box office to Muslim and Arab protests at theaters playing the film. November 5. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-24. sas.rottentomatoes.imdb.com/title/tt0133952/) at the Internet Movie Database The Siege (http://www. 2010. com/ 1998/ aug/ 25/ entertainment/ ca-16165). Flixster. dll/ article?AID=/ 19981106/ REVIEWS/ 811060302/ 1023 Chicago Sun Times [4] "The Siege (1998)" (http:/ / www. Retrieved January 4. cnn. webcitation. . . upenn. CBS News. . . webcitation.

Jr.''Breakfast of Champions (film)'' 173 Breakfast of Champions (film) Breakfast of Champions Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Screenplay by Story by Starring Alan Rudolph David Blocker David Willis Alan Rudolph Kurt Vonnegut.278 Breakfast of Champions is a 1999 American comedy film adapted and directed by Alan Rudolph from the novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut. (Novel) Bruce Willis Albert Finney Nick Nolte Mark Isham Music by Cinematography Elliot Davis Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Suzy Elmiger Hollywood Pictures September 17. 1999 110 minutes United States English $12 million $178. . Jr.

as Commercial director Production Lukas Haas makes a cameo as Bunny. Donald C. there is brief conversation between Vonnegut and long-time friend and attorney. Vonnegut's reaction At the close of the Harper Audiobook edition of Breakfast of Champions. in the film Bunny instead plays at the AmeriTel Inn. makes a one-line cameo as a TV commercial director. But it never compromises its zany vision of the country as a demented junkyard wonderland in which we are all strangers groping for a hand to guide us through the looking glass into an unsullied tropical paradise of eternal bliss. scoring a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes. Farber in which the two. Jr. For legal reasons."[1] Reception Critical response Breakfast of Champions received negative reviews. among jokes. in the novel."[2] . "In many ways. disparage this loose film adaptation of the book as "painful to watch. In his review for The New York Times. Barry Ken Campbell as Eliot Rosewater / Gilbert Jake Johanssen as Bill Bailey Will Patton as Moe the truck driver Chip Zien as Andy Wojeckowzski Owen Wilson as Monte Rapid Alison Eastwood as Maria Maritimo Shawnee Smith as Bonnie McMahon Michael Jai White as Howell Michael Duncan as Eli Kurt Vonnegut. plays piano in the lounge at the Holiday Inn. Kurt Vonnegut. Stephen Holden wrote. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Dwayne Hoover Albert Finney as Kilgore Trout Nick Nolte as Harry LeSabre Barbara Hershey as Celia Hoover Glenne Headly as Francine Pefko Lukas Haas as George "Bunny" Hoover Omar Epps as Wayne Hoobler Vicki Lewis as Grace LeSabre Buck Henry as Fred T. Idaho. Dwayne's homosexual son. Breakfast of Champions is an incoherent mess. Much of the film was shot in and around Twin Falls. who. Jr. Dwayne Hoover (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy car dealership owner who is on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.''Breakfast of Champions (film)'' 174 Plot The film is a portrait of a fictional town in the Midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters.

he forces his actors to become hams rather than believable characters."[6] In her review for the Village Voice."[7] 175 References [1] Breakfast of Champions CD Unabridged by Kurt Vonnegut. Entertainment Weekly. bfi. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1999/ 12/ 10/ DD79354.''Breakfast of Champions (film)'' Entertainment Weekly gave the film an "F" rating and Owen Gleiberman wrote. Rudolph needed to make a sharper differentiation between the everyday world his people live in and the vivid world of their tormented imaginations. "As it is.imdb. Jr (http:/ / www. [5] Lawrenson. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie990916-4. . "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. Edward (September 2000).allmovie. . no method.rottentomatoes.7972230.com/m/breakfast_of_champions/) at Rotten Tomatoes . com/ ew/ article/ 0. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-07-23. The result could almost be his version of a Robert Altman disaster — a movie so unhinged it practically dares you not to hate it. Village Voice. too heavily satirical in its look. com/ library/ film/ 091799breakfast-film-review. Retrieved 2009-07-23. com/ cgi-bin/ article. Stephen (September 17. Retrieved 2009-07-23. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-07-23. calendarlive. in an act of insane folly. ew."[5] In his review for the Los Angeles Times. uk/ sightandsound/ review/ 318).00. html). "Sticky-Sweet Hereafters" (http:/ / www.com/work/176057) at Allmovie • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. 1999). "Rudolph. and its ideas not as fresh as they should be. "Willis' performance. html). aspx) [2] Holden. 1999). Breakfast of Champions is too in-your-face. DTL). and insisting on pushing almost every scene as frantic comedy weighted by social commentary. . "Another middle-aged male-crisis opus. San Francisco Chronicle."[3] In his review for the San Francisco Chronicle.com/title/tt0120618/) at the Internet Movie Database • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. 1999). . "The Affluent Society? Welcome to the Fun House" (http:/ / www. Peter (December 10. which continues unabated throughout. Amy Taubin wrote. Peter Stack wrote.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Breakfast of Champions (http://www.0. it begins on a note of total migraine-inducing hysteria. [7] Taubin. nytimes. org.com/movies/?id=breakfastofchampions. . story). The New York Times.64251. For the film to have grabbed us from the start. soon feels embarrassingly indulgent. Kevin Thomas wrote. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Owen (September 24.. [3] Gleiberman. 1999).boxofficemojo. "Rudolph botches the material big time. Sight and Sound. External links • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. seems to think that what matters is the story. com/ books/ 9780060586232/ Breakfast_of_Champions_CD_Unabridged/ index. com/ 1999-09-21/ film/ sticky-sweet-hereafters/ 1). Amy (September 21. [6] Thomas. sfgate. Los Angeles Times. villagevoice. harpercollins. . [4] Stack."[4] Sight and Sound magazine's Edward Lawrenson wrote. Retrieved 2009-07-23. all madness. 1999). Kevin (September 17. Relying on lame visual gimmicks that fall flat. "Way Too Much Ham In Overdone Breakfast" (http:/ / www.

Night Shyamalan. and an equally troubled child psychologist (Bruce Willis) who tries to help him.292 The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American psychological thriller written and directed by M. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment). The film was nominated for six Academy Awards.806. . a troubled. including Best Picture.''The Sixth Sense'' 176 The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by M. Night Shyamalan Bruce Willis Haley Joel Osment Toni Collette Olivia Williams James Newton Howard Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Tak Fujimoto Editing by Studio Andrew Mondshein Spyglass Entertainment Kennedy/Marshall Hollywood Pictures August 2. most notably his affinity for twist endings. Night Shyamalan Kathleen Kennedy Frank Marshall Barry Mendel M. The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director. 1999 107 minutes United States English $40 million [1] [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $672. and introduced the cinema public to his signatures. isolated boy who is able to see and talk to the dead.

Nine year-old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment). Cole also counsels Crowe on his marriage. too. He says that he doesn't want to be afraid anymore and accuses Crowe of failing him. He finds out where the girl. where he finds his wife asleep on the couch with the couple's wedding video on in the background. Cole soon tells Lynn that her own mother once went to see her perform in a dance recital one night when she was a child." and that he loves her.[2] Cole confesses his secret to his mother. Recalling Cole's advice. He also tells her the answer to a question she asked when alone at her mother's grave. One is an overworked wife abused by her husband who slit her wrists. but he soon decides to try it. Kyra Collins (Mischa Barton). he is free to leave behind the world of the living. returns home one night with his wife. a boy a bit older than Cole asks him to come into the room. Due to Cole's efforts. Lynn (Toni Collette). Crowe begins working with another patient. though he is haunted by doubts over his ability to help him after his failure with Vincent. Releasing her to move on with her own life. which is opened to reveal a videotape. perhaps to aid them in their unfinished business on Earth. Crowe recognizes him as Vincent Grey. The third ghost appears very briefly. When Cole gives it to Kyra's father. Anna's hand releases Malcolm's wedding ring (which he suddenly discovers he has not been wearing). revealing the twist ending of the film: Crowe himself was actually killed by Vincent and was unknowingly dead the entire time he was working with Cole. Anna Crowe (Olivia Williams). saying she was "never second. a former patient whom he treated as a child for hallucinations. Lynn tearfully accepts this as the truth. and seconds later turns the gun on himself. the videotape shows Kyra's stepmother putting floor cleaner fluid in Kyra's food while she cared for Kyra during her illness. As she sleeps. from an event in which he was honored for his work. he is also very worried that his relationship with his wife is beginning to fall apart due to his focus on work. She says that everything in the world is second to his job including her. a very sick girl who appears in his bedroom. The continual illness may point to a slow poisoning in a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Kyra died after a prolonged illness and funeral guests note that Kyra's younger sister is starting to get sick. another that tries to hurt Cole is only heard as a voice who starts calmly pleading to Cole to let him out of the dark cupboard because he's suffocating. Kyra's ghost appears and gives Cole a box. Meanwhile. Cole finally talks to one of the ghosts. he eventually comes to believe that Cole is telling the truth and that Vincent may have had the same ability. Cole at first does not want to. a prominent child psychologist in Philadelphia. because the ghosts terrify him. Crowe becomes dedicated to the boy. Crowe's unfinished business—rectifying his failure to understand Vincent—is finally complete. Crowe returns to his home. Although his mother at first does not believe him. lived and goes to her house during her funeral reception. to find the boy's father's gun. Cole eventually confides in him that he "sees dead people that walk around like regular people. Crowe speaks to his sleeping wife and fulfills the second reason he returned.''The Sixth Sense'' 177 Plot Dr. and that Lynn was not aware of this because her mother stayed in the back of the audience where she could not be seen." Though Crowe at first thinks Cole is delusional. then yells at Cole that he didn't steal "the Master's horse" and threatens to attack Cole if he doesn't obey. He suggests to Cole that he try to find a purpose for his gift by communicating with the ghosts. . The next fall. Once Crowe earns his trust. not for the first time. The two discover they are not alone. who has a condition similar to Vincent's. a young man (Donnie Wahlberg) appears brandishing a gun. The boy turns around to show that he has a large gunshot exit wound on the back of his head. suggesting he try talking to his wife while she is asleep. Grey shoots Crowe in the lower abdomen. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis).

6 million in its opening weekend and spent five weeks as the #1 film at the U. the camera zooms slowly towards his face when Cole says "I see dead people.5% distribution fee for itself. for the scene where Cole encounters a female ghost in his tent. it was given at first a limited release at 9 screens..292 in the United States and a worldwide gross of $672. Michael Cera said that he made his first film audition for the role of Cole Sear. ranking it 35th on the list of box-office money earners in the U. which included his overcoat. apparently in a show of little confidence in the film.S. the doorknob on the locked closet door Malcolm can't open.292.[9] [10] By vote of the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Vogel bought the rights to the script. The Sixth Sense also captured 60th place on AFI's 100 Years.''The Sixth Sense'' 178 Cast • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Dr. the volume numbers on Crowe's tape recorder. Disney. Hill Production According to the book DisneyWar. Disney later stripped Vogel of the title of President of Walt Disney Pictures. Donnie Wahlberg lost 43 pounds to achieve his character's emaciated look. but decided to leave it in. carpet.[6] and 64 rating on Metacritic.[7] The film had a production budget of approximately $40 million (plus $25 million for prints and advertising).[5] Reception The film received very positive reviews from critics. as of April 2010. and the shawl wrapped around the sleeping Anna when Malcolm realizes he is a ghost. Kyra's mother's dress at the wake. the tent in which he first encounters Kyra. The Sixth Sense was awarded the Nebula Award for Best Script in 1999. but is used prominently in a few isolated shots for "anything in the real world that has been tainted by the other world"[3] and "to connote really explosively emotional moments and situations". Without obtaining approval from his boss.506.806. It grossed $26.[1] It earned $293. Disney's David Vogel read Shyamalan's speculative script and instantly loved it. and Vogel left the company. It was also recently named the 89th Best Film of all time by the American Film Institute in 2007. Though the filmmakers were careful about clues of Malcolm's true state.S. In the commentary from the film Superbad. sold the production rights to Spyglass Entertainment. and entered at #8 before climbing up to #1 the following week with 430 theatres playing the film. box office. Night Shyamalan 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 Glenn Fitzgerald as Sean Mischa Barton as Kyra Collins Trevor Morgan as Tommy Tammisimo M. The line "I see dead people" from the film became a popular catchphrase after its release. The film was #71 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. with an 85% 'Certified Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. and kept only a 12." In a special feature the filmmakers mention they initially feared this shot would be a giveaway. honoring .[4] Examples include the door of the church where Cole seeks sanctuary.[8] In the United Kingdom.. reaching #44 on AFI's 100 Years. despite the high price of US$2 million and the stipulation that Shyamalan could direct the film. The color red is intentionally absent from most of the film. 100 Movie Quotes. All of the clothes Malcolm wears during the film are items he wore or touched the evening before his death... the color of the balloon. and Cole's sweater at the birthday party. his blue sweater and the different layers of his suit. 100 Thrills.

boxofficemojo. 2010. whose nominations include an Academy Award. . Retrieved December 23. com/ m/ sixth_sense/ ) at Rotten Tomatoes [7] The Sixth Sense. Especially lauded was the supporting role of actor Haley Joel Osment. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 1999). to its writing. com/ news/ Another_Day_Another_Movie_Award/ 311784). com/ movies/ ?id=sixthsense. Retrieved 2008-03-09. org/ browse/ film/ 25569).''The Sixth Sense'' America's most "heart pounding movies". "Howard. with nomination categories ranging from those honoring the film itself (Best Film). "Rules and Clues" bonus featurette on the DVD.[13] Overall. [10] "United Kingdom Box Office Returns for the weekend starting 12 November 1999" (http:/ / www. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. boxofficemojo. org/ awards-database. Box Office Mojo. es/ ~revistamedicinacine/ Volumen_2_1/ n1/ ing_1_pdf/ munchausen_ing. rottentomatoes. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. International Press Academy. a list of America's 100 greatest films of all time. editing.[16] Supporting actress Toni Collette was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Satellite award for her role in the film. shtml). January 10. 179 Accolades The Sixth Sense has received numerous awards and nominations. Retrieved December 23. with awards being received for writing (M. Retrieved December 23. Los Angeles Times.com. Metacritic (http:/ / www. imdb. . Kim (December 22. 2010. Best Editing. Retrieved 2008-01-27. British Academy Film Awards. 2000. [12] Ellen A. It also appears on AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition). com/ satawards/ awards2000. The Sixth Sense was nominated for six Academy Awards and four British Academy Film Awards. seattlepi. Internet Movie Database. pdf) [3] Screenwriter/director M. bafta. imdb. Retrieved December 23. 2010. [11] "The Sixth Sense – 1999 Academy Awards Profile" (http:/ / boxofficemojo. . usal. to its cast's performance (Best Actor / Actress). "Rules and Clues" bonus featurette on the DVD. goldenglobes. 2010. 2000).[11] [14] The film received three nominations from the People's Choice Awards and won all of them. . 2010. htm) at Box Office Mojo [2] MLM Marcos. [5] Producer Frank Marshall. com/ video/ titles/ sixthsense?q=The Sixth Sense) [8] "The Sixth Sense – Box Office Data" (http:/ / www. metacritic. com/ boxoffice/ ?date=1999-11-12& region=uk). [13] "The Sixth Sense" (http:/ / www. "Rules and Clues" bonus featurette on the DVD. in the cinema. and direction (Best Direction. com/ oscar/ movies/ ?id=sixthsense. [6] The Sixth Sense (http:/ / www.[11] a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award.[15] The Satellite Awards nominated the film in four categories. . com/ lifestyle/ peop10. [4] Producer Barry Mendel. . . . Retrieved December 23. [17] Don Heckman (April 27. with lead actor Bruce Willis being honored for his role. Night Shyamalan) and editing (Andrew Mondshein). Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. .[11] [16] James Newton Howard was honored by the American Society of Composers. [15] "'Sixth Sense' tops People's Choice Awards" (http:/ / www.[12] and a Golden Globe Award. Associated Press. Hollywood. html?year=1999& category=Film& award=false). Night Shyamalan. shtml). [14] "Awards Database" (http:/ / www. but won none.page 12 (http:/ / campus. [16] "2000 4th Annual SATELLITE Awards" (http:/ / pressacademy. htm). Best Original Screenplay). Donen Honored by ASCAP". Internet Movie Database. Another Movie Award" (http:/ / www.[17] References [1] The Sixth Sense (http:/ / www. hollywood. Retrieved December 23. com/ boxoffice/ ?date=1999-11-05& region=uk). "Another Day. [9] "United Kingdom Box Office Returns for the weekend starting 5 November 1999" (http:/ / www. Authors and Publishers for his composition of the music for the film. com/ alltime/ domestic. . htm). 2010.

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''The Story of Us'' 181 The Story of Us The Story of Us Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Rob Reiner Frank Capra III Tammy Glover Jessie Nelson Rob Reiner Jeffrey Stott Alan Zweibel Alan Zweibel Jessie Nelson Bruce Willis Michelle Pfeiffer Eric Clapton Marc Shaiman Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Michael Chapman Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Alan Edward Bell Robert Leighton Castle Rock Entertainment Universal Studios (USA) Warner Bros. and starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a couple married for fifteen years. (1989) starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. 1999 95 minutes  United States English Italian The Story of Us is a 1999 American film directed by Rob Reiner. .. The depiction of the marriage through a series of non-linear flashbacks is reminiscent of Two for the Road (1967) starring Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn. while the "interview" segments featuring characters addressing the camera directly as a therapist are reminiscent of Reiner's previous film When Harry Met Sally. (non-USA) October 15..

it's even harder when both their fun and their fury seem slickly scripted."[4] In the Los Angeles Times. The Story of Us doesn't want to be real enough to jeopardize its homogenized humor. Erin (Colleen Rennison) and Josh (Jake Sandvig).[1] Reception The Story of Us holds a rating of 28% on Rotten Tomatoes. While it's already hard to accept carefully photographed major stars like Willis and Pfeiffer as regular folks with everyday problems. look wistful or scream so hard that their necks turn red. Ben's Literary Agent (uncredited) Steven Greene as Youth soccer player The Story of Us was the last full-length feature film appearance of Academy Award-winning actor Red Buttons. Perhaps that would explain the casting of Bruce Willis as a jokey but sensitive suburban Dad and Michelle Pfeiffer as his beleaguered spouse.a performance they deliver daily for the benefit of their children. Sending their kids off to summer camp. Janet Maslin wrote: "The Story of Us offers such an arthritic vision of middle-aged marriage that it feels like the first Jack Lemmon comedy made expressly for the baby boom generation. Though it sets out to explain why this marriage is worth saving.[3] indicating generally unfavorable reviews. it's not clear that we even want to. variously directed by Rob Reiner to kid around. they have two children.[2] and a score of 37 on Metacritic. Their happy marriage. during which both try and remember what it is about the other that caused them to fall in love in the first place. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Ben Jordan Michelle Pfeiffer as Katie Jordan Colleen Rennison as Erin Jordan at Ten Jake Sandvig as Josh Jordan at Twelve Tim Matheson as Marty Rob Reiner as Stan Julie Hagerty as Liza Rita Wilson as Rachel Ken Lerner as Dr.''The Story of Us'' 182 Plot Ben Jordan (Bruce Willis) and his wife Katie (Michelle Pfeiffer) have been married for fifteen years.. a nice home and a comfortable life. In the New York Times. The Story of Us could prompt even single members of the audience to file for divorce. Pfeiffer and Willis acquit themselves as well as the script and direction allow. Not only don't we feel the Jordans' pain. Hopkins Albert Hague as Dr. though Willis' romantic comedy timing does seem to have gotten rusty since his Moonlighting days. Kenneth Turan wrote: "A wannabe sensitive film that's scared of cutting too deeply. Rifkin Victor Raider-Wexler as Dr.. The stars. however. is a sham . Their movie-stars-yelling-at-each-other relationship doesn't feel much more real than the happily married act they put on . while behind the scenes they cannot stand each other anymore. are not helped by the film's elbow-in-the-ribs humor or its overbearing tactics. Ben and Katie commence a trial separation. Siegler Jayne Meadows as Dot Tom Poston as Harry Betty White as Lillian Jordan Red Buttons as Arnie Jordan Paul Reiser as Dave.

and make us dream about you again. (b) the line isn't funny. I imagined a documentary of the marriage of. and the scene ends with Reiner doing a double-take directly into the camera. either. and not insipid fights about sitcom issues.. One thing the movie accomplishes: It shows how arguments can flare up out of nowhere and become shouting matches. melancholy) attempt to rip off Meg Ryan's famous restaurant orgasm in Reiner's When Harry Met Sally. but because Moore and Willis are spirited and intelligent people who no doubt had interesting fights about real issues. it's When Sally Divorced Harry. enough with the mommy crap! Get a cocktail dress and a pair of very high-heeled Steve Maddens. she spends so much time screaming at him for failing to fill the windshield wiper fluid container in the van that it's easy to forget she is one of the world's most beautiful women and gifted actresses. because the concept isn't funny..''The Story of Us'' for their kids. his failure to flesh out or evoke sympathy for either character reduces the movie to an unedifying slanging match. because (a) he's too angry to think up or stop for a punch line. which is not really about marriage. His tendencies toward smirkiness have been encouraged and sentimentalized."[9] Time Out wrote: "Time has steadily coarsened Reiner's once sure touch for frantic comedy. there is a restaurant scene in which Willis screams angrily in an unsuccessful (indeed. Mick LaSalle wrote: "Anyone so naive as to turn to Hollywood for a wise and honest statement about marriage deserves this film. Roger Ebert wrote: "Gene Siskel used to ask if a movie was as good as a documentary of the same actors having lunch. And who thinks the misery of this film can be repaired by a showboat monologue at the end that's well-delivered by Pfeiffer."[10] 183 . It's about Kodak moments. Though Katie gushes to her husband within earshot of her kids.. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. and (c) the setup wasn't funny."[7] In the Washington Post. he never cuts to the children for their reactions.. Pfeiffer and Willis are convincingly married in those moments. At the end of his tirade. Willis jumps up and tells Reiner what he can "shove up the tops of your legs!" Doesn't work.. Watching The Story of Us. as Bruce (playing Bruce) and Michelle (the whining wife) try a temporary separation. Oh. Michelle. Reiner compounds dishonest writing with dishonest direction. he tries to make us believe the kids didn't hear a thing.. In fact.. but reads like an audition scene. then proceed to dissect their marriage with the obligatory flashbacks (Bruce Willis with long hair getting the only laugh) and weakly written Nora Ephron-esque chats with witty pals (Bruce gets Reiner and Paul Reiser."[8] Empire wrote: "Essentially. As for Pfeiffer.. say. Michelle gets Rita Wilson).. which only serve to remind us how much better this would have been if Reiner had hired Ephron to write it. It's typical of The Story of Us."[6] In the San Francisco Chronicle."[5] In the Chicago Sun-Times. Stephen Hunter wrote: "Willis seems particularly miscast. I do not say that to score a cheap point. and although he neutralises the more sentimental elements of Alan Zweibel and Jessie Nelson's banal screenplay. How many ways can one scene be mishandled? Who thought this movie would be entertaining? The same person who thinks we need more dialogue about why guys do the wrong thing with rolls of toilet paper..

dll/ article?AID=/ 19991015/ REVIEWS/ 910150303/ 1023). 1999). Stephen (October 15. 1999). uk. com/ title/ tt0160916/ awards). com/ m/ story_of_us/ ). Retrieved 2009-12-26. . imdb. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie991014-18. [6] Ebert.imdb. The" (http:/ / www. [10] "The Story of Us Review . washingtonpost.com. html).Awards" (http:/ / www. .Trivia" (http:/ / www.com. metacritic. metacritic.[11] References [1] "The Story of Us (1999) .com. com/ reviews/ ReviewComplete. [8] Hunter. Along With His Apron" (http:/ / www.com. "'Story' Should Have Ended in Quick Divorce / Willis. Retrieved 2009-12-26.suntimes. [4] Maslin.com. [11] "The Story of Us (1999) . . "'The Story of Us': Take My Husband. "The Story of Us . [2] "The Story of Us Movie Reviews. . sfgate. com/ movie/ the-story-of-us). [3] "Story of Us.com.com/title/tt0160916/) at the Internet Movie Database .com.com. .com.rottentomatoes.''The Story of Us'' 184 Awards and nominations Colleen Rennison was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film . empireonline. Kenneth (October 15.1355381. empireonline. Pictures" (http:/ / uk. [7] LaSalle. Roger (October 15. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1999/ 10/ 15/ DD97176.Film . Please.com :: Reviews" (http:/ / rogerebert.MOVIE REVIEW . nytimes. Mick (October 15. com/ wp-srv/ style/ movies/ reviews/ storyofushunter. htm). "'The Story of Us' (R)" (http:/ / www. "The Story of Us :: rogerebert. com/ library/ film/ 101599story-film-review. . asp?FID=5903). imdb. External links • The Story of Us (http://www. com/ film/ reviews/ 75415/ the_story_of_us. [5] Turan. imdb. DTL). [9] "Review of The Story of Us" (http:/ / www. html). nytimes. sfgate. Retrieved 2009-12-26. Pfeiffer star as separated couple" (http:/ / www. Janet (October 15.Time Out London" (http:/ / www. story). suntimes. timeout. washingtonpost. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 1999). . .Supporting Young Actress.com. 1999). rottentomatoes.0. rogerebert. 1999). calendarlive. . com/ cgi-bin/ article.Los Angeles Times" (http:/ / www. imdb. timeout. com/ apps/ pbcs. . . Retrieved 2009-12-26. Retrieved 2009-12-26. com/ title/ tt0160916/ trivia).

Bruce Willis. Kevin Pollak and Rosanna Arquette. the whole. February 18. Amanda Peet.''The Whole Nine Yards (film)'' 185 The Whole Nine Yards (film) The Whole Nine Yards Promotional poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Jonathan Lynn Elie Samaha Andrew Stevens Mitchell Kapner Bruce Willis Matthew Perry Amanda Peet Natasha Henstridge Michael Clarke Duncan Kevin Pollak Rosanna Arquette Harland Williams Randy Edelman Music by Cinematography David Franco Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Followed by Tom Lewis Morgan Creek Franchise Pictures Warner Bros. Natasha Henstridge. 2000 98 minutes United States English $24 million $106." . The title derives from a popular expression which means "completely.651 The Whole Ten Yards The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American Mafia comedy starring Matthew Perry.371. everything. Michael Clarke Duncan.

to kill Yanni and Cynthia to get all the money.''The Whole Nine Yards (film)'' 186 Plot Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky (Matthew Perry) is a depressed. simultaneously intending to kill Cynthia. who urges him to get away from his wife who she believes is "not a good person". but that he also reassures Oz that it's all according to plan. hired by Sophie to kill Oz. tells Oz to calm down and says that not only does he already know what happened. Using the dead cop's body. At the meeting. and Cynthia arrives at the room. Oz returns to his room. . Jill (Amanda Peet). who becomes excited and insists that Oz introduce her. Oz flees the scene with Cynthia. a second hit man. but does not go to see Yanni. and Jimmy shoots him dead. for whom Oz immediately harbors an attraction. Sophie presses Oz to travel to Chicago. Oz travels to Chicago against his better judgment. and then Frankie places the body in a car with Yanni's. which Oz is coerced into admitting that he knows. Yanni explains that he intends to find out where Jimmy is. Jimmy is hiding out in Canada. he's worth more dead than alive to her. She reveals that some time ago.a. which Oz objects to. but Oz tells Jimmy he loves Cynthia. Oz realizes this is Jimmy's plan . and a tape recorder inside reveals Sophie's plan to have Oz murdered. however. There is. An increasingly paranoid Oz reveals what is happening to Jill. the cops concluding that she killed the cop when he tried to back out of the plan. she ended up liking him too much to go through with it. he becomes enraged. before setting the car on fire. in his room. Having testified against the Gogolak gang. Frankie beats up Oz and takes him to meet Yanni. causing Sophie to flee the neighborhood in terror. who realizes who he is and becomes very nervous around him. she. and has an alternative plan that will mean she doesn't have to die. but that he currently cannot afford to divorce her. and immediately calls Jimmy and blurts out the whole mess. Jimmy takes a quick liking to Jill and incorporates her into his plan. He immediately befriends Oz. She was hired by Oz's wife to kill him. with the understanding that Frankie will go with him to assassinate Jimmy. To Oz's shock. It is at this meeting he first encounters Jimmy's wife Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge). A few days later. Oz goes to his hotel room to find another notorious hitman. a very dangerous crime family in Chicago. At work. Oz alters his dental work to resemble Jimmy's. or one principal with two death certificates. His wife Sophie (Rosanna Arquette) and mother-in-law (Carmen Ferland) hate him. Quebec. Then Yanni releases Oz. and his deceased father-in-law has saddled him with a lot of debt. Oz has made friends with his receptionist. "Frankie Figgs" (Michael Clarke Duncan). Jimmy's trap succeeds and he. Both Sophie and her mother are arrested. Oz talking about how he ended up in his current situation. Oz and Cynthia have sex before Oz returns home with Frankie the next day. sounding unruffled. A badge found in the dead "hit man"'s pocket reveals him to be an undercover police officer. let him know where Jimmy "The Tulip" is and collect a finder's fee. slightly neurotic American dentist working and living in Montreal. When Jimmy discovers that Oz slept with Cynthia. Oz admits that due to his life insurance. Jill reveals she is an aspiring "hit woman" who idolizes Jimmy. Jimmy plans to set a trap for Yanni and kill him and Cynthia. The night of the plan. where he is to meet up with Yanni Gogolak (Kevin Pollak). and it is revealed that he and Frankie are friends who are working to betray Yanni. Oz hangs up. Franklin Figueroa. but subsequently bonds with him after Jimmy invites him to show him around Montreal. enters the house. Back home. a. Jimmy and Yanni set up a joint account containing 10 million dollars. Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis). Jimmy. a hitman. moves in next door under the assumed name of "Jimmy Jones". apologizing to Jimmy about revealing his whereabouts and imploring him to save himself. but after going to work for him (to get a feel for his movements and work out the best time to kill him). a naked Jill and Frankie kill Yanni and his men.or two principals and the death certificate of the third. the police also find the dead cop's car.k.the money can only be withdrawn in person by all three principals . which match Yanni and Jimmy's. A short time later. the burned bodies can only be identified by dental records. While investigating Jimmy's house. a special stipulation . whom Frankie has told to come up to Canada himself. Oz meets with Jimmy.

Cynthia realizes that she really does love Oz. When he mentions his debt. she smiles and says. completes the transfer of the money. Claire Kevin Pollack as Yanni Gogolak Reception Box office The film grossed $57. and then come after Jimmy later.651. Meanwhile.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 47 out of 100. Jimmy and Frankie take Oz out on a boat. Meanwhile. At the bank. Jill meets with Cynthia. with an additional $49." . he's about to find out if Cynthia loves him back.he just loves her. but arranges for $1 million to be set aside for Cynthia and Oz.[1] Critical reaction The Whole Nine Yards received mixed reviews from Western critics. theatrical run.159 internationally. Frankie takes Jimmy aside and says they have to kill Oz. noting in particular that the highlight was Amanda Peet's performance as Jill. who witnessed all their crimes.262. Jill lovingly runs into Jimmy's arms. on a balcony overlooking Niagara Falls. based on 33 reviews. She melts and accepts. "something tells me we'll get by. They give Oz an affectionate sendoff. Jimmy tells Oz that. Jimmy has a change of heart and shoots Frankie rather than Oz. who will collect the money with the death certificates for Yanni and Jimmy. Jill.371. ironically. Oz asks her to marry him.S. Frankie would have.[3] Roger Ebert's was one of the more positive reviews. Its worldwide total sits at $106.''The Whole Nine Yards (film)'' The next day. to collect the money.109. When the boat docks. which Ebert called "perfect. She is initially distrustful. thinking that Oz knows about the money. based on 90 reviews." The film ends with Oz and Cynthia dancing at their wedding. and declines. delighted.492 during its U. if she doesn't. which will be wired straight to Jimmy in exchange for her life. Jill tempts Cynthia with the idea of taking the money and running. He reasons that. thinking he'd gone soft. Meeting Cynthia near the airport. if he hadn't killed Oz. Out at sea. 187 Cast • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski Matthew Perry as Nicholas 'Oz' Ozeransky Rosanna Arquette as Sophie Ozeransky Michael Clarke Duncan as Franklin 'Frankie Figs' Figueroa Natasha Henstridge as Cynthia Tudeski Amanda Peet as Jill St. even knowing that Jimmy will kill Oz if she does. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 46% of critics gave the film positive reviews. she'll just take the money and run. But he doesn't know .

[3] "Whole Nine Yards.imdb. rottentomatoes.metacritic. 2004.com/title/title. boxofficemojo. com/ film/ titles/ wholenineyards).rottentomatoes. Metacritic. . References [1] "The Whole Nine Yards (2000)" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2008-05-16. Pictures .com/m/whole_nine_yards/) at Rotten Tomatoes • The Whole Nine Yards (http://www. The (2000): Reviews" (http:/ / www.Rotten Tomatoes" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2008-05-16.jsp?stid=333048) at the TCM Movie Database The Whole Nine Yards (http://www. Retrieved 2008-05-16.''The Whole Nine Yards (film)'' 188 Sequel A sequel entitled The Whole Ten Yards with most of the original cast was released on April 9.allmovie.com/work/181891) at Allmovie The Whole Nine Yards (http://www. [2] "The Whole Nine Yards Movie Reviews. External links The Whole Nine Yards (http://www.htm) at Box Office Mojo • The Whole Nine Yards (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/title/tt0190138/) at the Internet Movie Database The Whole Nine Yards (http://tcmdb. metacritic. Rotten Tomatoes.com/film/titles/wholenineyards) at Metacritic [[Category:Films shot in • • • • . com/ movies/ ?id=wholenineyards. htm). Box Office Mojo.com/movies/?id=wholenineyards. . . com/ m/ whole_nine_yards/ ).

.317. Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Peter Honess David Rennie Walt Disney Pictures July 7.580 Disney's The Kid is a 2000 American film. It co-stars Emily Mortimer. 2000 104 minutes United States English $65 million [1] $110. and Jean Smart.''Disney's The Kid (2000 film)'' 189 Disney's The Kid (2000 film) Disney's The Kid Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Jon Turteltaub Hunt Lowry Arnold Rifkin Christina Steinberg Jon Turteltaub David Willis Audrey Wells Bruce Willis Spencer Breslin Emily Mortimer Lily Tomlin Chi McBride Jean Smart Marc Shaiman Jason White Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr. Chi McBride. directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Bruce Willis and Spencer Breslin. Lily Tomlin.

He then walks around the house until he finds the kid and begins a chase through the house. and Russ throws the tape away at first. arguing. After shouting at Russ for hiding such a secret from her. One day. Rusty tells him that he dislikes his future. When she finds out that Russ saved and aired the Riley tape. and that has no wife. and at the reception. He then surprises the kid in his couch eating his popcorn. Amy watches Rusty and Russ argue and sees the two fighting. but that when he saw the TV and the popcorn he couldn't resist. Russ and Amy talk about who will take care of him during his client's wedding and Amy proposes to take him but Russ says he will humiliate him. if he has become a pilot. Later. to get him off the hook. whom Rusty has dreamed of owning. Rusty then recalls some bullies bothering him the same way. He remembers that his mother who was sick came to school for him. He recalls a fight he will have on his birthday. but he actually kept the money. She replies that he is being paranoid and that it could be a neighbor's child. but then Russ remembers that that wasn't the worst part of the day. They go to the streets and reach the airport where he sees the kid entering a "Skyway Diner. After refusing the whole psychology session he gets his pills and leaves. to which the kid replies to take his toy plane. he asks Amy to marry him. both Russ and Rusty finally decide to tell her the truth. at which she faints. but after he goes to the kitchen the channel has changed to Ed. Amy starts wondering about Russ and Rusty's similarities and begins to think they are father and son." he tries to catch him there but no one inside has seen the kid. He turns the TV on and watches the news. He hears someone inside his house and gets out of bed to investigate when he finds a toy plane with the name Rusty on it on his front step which he assumes had been left there by his father for him. Russ goes back to bed and wakes up hearing noises again. He asks the kid who he is and what has he come for. When they get home. that he is not a pilot but an image consultant. So the next day Russ goes to a psychiatrist and tells her that he only needs five minutes and a powerful medicine to stop his hallucinations. he sees a red plane flying over his head but no one else seems to have seen it. She tells him that he should try to learn more from Rusty and leaves disappointed. Afterwards. He thinks he is hallucinating again. Russ replies that he can't handle dogs with his constant traveling. he turns around to look back at the diner. so Russ brings him to a client's boxing ring and teaches him to fight. but he is a jerk to people and has a strained relationship with his father. Rusty's father angrily goes to Russ saying "Are you trying to kill her faster?!" Rusty cries and his father rubs Rusty's . That makes them go back to 1968. she likes him and wants to take him to eat ice cream but Russ makes fun of his weight. Riley had promised to set aside 5% of the ticket sales to fund a baseball camp for disadvantaged kids. Rusty falls during the wedding ceremony. Edd n Eddy.''Disney's The Kid (2000 film)'' 190 Plot Russ Duritz works as an image consultant. but he secretly retrieves it (offscreen). when Amy finds out about the kid. Russ finally decides to cancel all of his appointments and spend an afternoon trying to find out why Rusty is there and what he needs to fix from the past. gesturing the same way. in a Japanese restaurant Amy feels that the video is unethical. When Russ walks outside looking for the kid. So Russ has them make a video of some children throwing pie at Riley. The next day. he and his assistant Amy meet a stadium manager named Bob Riley. Rusty then starts asking Russ things such as if he has a dog named Chester. but it has vanished. She thinks it's Russ sending her the message. Rusty wins that fight and saves the life of a three-legged dog called Tripod. When Russ gets home he sees a shadow of a kid. Russ then asks the boy his name and finds out it's his own. she gets mad at him. though they end up arguing instead. Later. and if Russ has a wife. and he immediately calls his secretary to change his house security system. Both begin comparing memories and scars and figure out that Rusty is Russ as a kid.

Russ tells Rusty that his father was angry and scared because of the huge responsibility of raising a kid alone. Russ tells Rusty that his mother will die before his next birthday. Suddenly a dog comes in and goes directly to Rusty. and two Young Artist Awards. They hear a man call the dog Chester. receiving only one Young Artist Award:[2] . 191 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Russ Duritz Spencer Breslin as Young Rusty Emily Mortimer as Amy Lily Tomlin as Janet Chi McBride as Kenny Jean Smart as Deidre Lefever Dana Ivey as Dr. buys tickets to Hawaii for his secretary. Then Russ returns to his time. Suzanne Alexander Zach Redo as James Brian McGregor as Vince Reiley McClendon as Mark Brian Tebbits as Herbert Brian McLaughlin as George Steve Tom as Bruce. have a wife (Amy) and a dog named Chester. Release Awards and nominations The Kid was nominated for one Saturn Award.687. arranges plans to see his dad.''Disney's The Kid (2000 film)'' eyes painfully causing Rusty to have a lifelong facial tic. Vivian (uncredited) Box office The film opened at #4 at the North American box office making $12. Lawyer Larry King as himself Jeri Ryan as herself Nick Chinlund as himself Matthew Perry as Mr. They go to the "Skyway Diner" and keep talking about the fight.726 USD in its opening weekend behind The Patriot. and goes to Amy's house with a dog. they both follow him and find out that the red plane is Russ's plane and that the man with the dog is Russ and that they really changed the future and that in 30 years Russ would be a pilot. congratulating each other on their birthday. The movie ends as she invites him in. then comforts him. The Perfect Storm and Scary Movie.

metacritic. References [1] "The Kid (2000)" (http:/ / boxofficemojo. Disney Channel Asia continues to show the film occasionally. Retrieved 2007-07-07. In 2008.rottentomatoes. Disney Channel.com/film/titles/kid) at Metacritic The Kid (http://www. and possibly.com/movies/?id=kidthe. it took 4 years for the film to have its next cable airing. This makes Disney's The Kid one of Disney Channel's longest preempted films in network history. Hallmark Movie Channel currently airs the movie. 2007 and has been aired on Disney Channel's sister station. com/ movies/ ?id=kidthe.allmovie.htm) at Box Office Mojo .com/work/188918) at Allmovie The Kid (http://www. imdb. would have had a 2nd airing. which hasn't aired Disney's The Kid as of 2008. htm). 2008. [2] "Awards for The Kid (2000)" (http:/ / www. Box Office Mojo.Comedy Won Nominated Television On cable.Young Actor Age Ten or Under Spencer Breslin Best Family Feature Film . the third. com/ title/ tt0219854/ awards). However. after Disney Channel showed Disney's The Kid only once on Saturday. they started to show it on Disney Cinemagic. Internet Movie Database. External links • • • • • The Kid (http://www. 2008.imdb.com/m/disneys_the_kid/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Kid (http://www. August 9. 2007. 2003. but was preempted like Little Secrets and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants were.boxofficemojo. On June 23. But in a seminar held on July 11. . November 4. but the Encore channels have played the movie several times. Retrieved 2007-07-07. It aired on Hallmark Channel on Saturday. it was announced that Disney Channel will air Disney's The Kid for the second time.''Disney's The Kid (2000 film)'' 192 Group The Saturn Awards (2001) Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Spencer Breslin Win Nominated Young Artist Awards (2001) Best Performance in a Feature Film . March 31.com/title/tt0219854/) at the Internet Movie Database The Kid (http://www. . ABC Family on Sunday.

121 Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Unbreakable is a 2000 psychological thriller film written. The film stars Bruce Willis. and Robin Wright Penn. 2000 106 minutes United States English $75 million $248. Jackson Robin Wright Penn Spencer Treat Clark James Newton Howard Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Eduardo Serra Editing by Studio Dylan Tichenor Blinding Edge Pictures Barry Mendel Productions Limited Edition Productions Inc. Night Shyamalan M. After he decided to settle on the origin story aspect of his outline. Shyamalan began to write the screenplay as a spec script with Bruce Willis already set to star in the film and Samuel L. Night Shyamalan Bruce Willis Samuel L. Samuel L. Touchstone Pictures November 22. Unbreakable tells the story of Philadelphia security guard. and directed by M. Shyamalan conceived the idea for Unbreakable to parallel a comic book's traditional three-part story structure. who slowly discovers that he is a superhero.''Unbreakable (film)'' 193 Unbreakable (film) Unbreakable Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by M. Night Shyamalan Barry Mendel Sam Mercer Roger Birnbaum Gary Barber M. Filming for .118. it explores the analogies between the real world and the mythology of superheroes. David Dunn. The film is a study on the dimensions of comic books. produced. Jackson in mind to portray Elijah Price. Night Shyamalan. Jackson.

Years later. sustaining no injuries himself. David attends an exhibition at Elijah's comic book art gallery and gets to meet Elijah's mother (Charlayne Woodard). but Elijah stalks him and his wife. the last being David's train accident. Price theorizes that if he is frail at one extreme. This encourages Joseph to take David's loaded pistol and point it at him saying that if shot. 194 Plot Elijah Price (Samuel L. with which he can glimpse immoral acts committed by people he touches. . Elijah suggests that the incident highlights his one weakness. security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is also searching for meaning in his life. "Mr. where he nearly drowns but is rescued by the children. The Sixth Sense. even going so far as to suggest that his childhood moniker. However. The worst offender is a sadistic janitor holding a family hostage and torturing them inside their home. Joseph confronts some bullies at school thinking he might share his dad's abilities. Returning from a job interview in New York. David's faith in Elijah is shaken when he remembers an incident from his childhood in which he almost drowned. and a rapist. a memory he had long repressed. After freeing the children. He then strangles the janitor. but that he had ripped a door off the car in order to save Audrey. but by threatening to pack up and leave for New York. who proposes to a disbelieving David that he is a real instance of the kind of person after whom comic-book superheroes are modeled. because Audrey had a hatred of the sport and David knew that the only way their relationship could ever flourish would be to get football out of the picture. David tries to ignore him. his father would not die. Under Elijah's influence. who was committed to an institution for the criminally insane. David is the sole survivor of a horrific train wreck that kills 131 passengers.[2] The film grossed approximately $95 million in the United States and $250 million in world wide box office totals. David finally agrees to hear Elijah out. David shakes his hand and discovers to his horror that Elijah had orchestrated many of the fatal disasters he mentioned throughout the movie. He gave up a promising American football career to marry his love Audrey (Robin Wright Penn) after they were involved in an auto accident. trying to get his attention. water. It transpires that David used the excuse of the accident to quit football." should have alerted him to the fact that he was always a villain. and begins to test himself. to the distress of their young son Joseph (Spencer Treat Clark). After talking with Elijah in the back room of his studio. Glass. then perhaps there is someone strong at the opposite extreme. Drawing on what he has read in comic books during his many hospital stays. a rare disease in which bones break easily. In a flashback of the car accident he and Audrey were in. Jackson) is born with Type I osteogenesis imperfecta. but is injured instead. David manages to talk him out of the deed. Elijah insists the deaths were justified as a means to find David.''Unbreakable (film)'' Unbreakable began in April 2000 and finished that following July. not by saying he would die. He explains that his purpose in life is to be the archvillain to David's hero. That night. they discover that his physical strength is far beyond what he previously thought and Joseph begins to idolize his father and believe he is a superhero. he is ambushed by the lurking janitor who throws him off a balcony into a pool below. secretly shows the newspaper article of his anonymous heroic act to his son. The final captions reveal that David led police to Elijah. causing hundreds of deaths. While lifting weights with Joseph. Unbreakable received generally positive reviews[1] with critics noting its weaker ending compared with Shyamalan's previous film. At Elijah's suggestion. David follows the janitor back to the victims' house. However their marriage is dissolving. but finds the parents dead. On a rainy night. a racist hate crime perpetrator. David tries to console his son by saying that Elijah is wrong and that he's just as normal as everyone else. David develops his security guard hunches into extra-sensory perception. it is revealed not only that he was unharmed. he is reconciled with Audrey and the following morning. he walks through a crowd in a Philadelphia train station and senses crimes perpetrated by strangers who brush past him: a jewel thief. He is contacted by the adult Elijah. To relieve his family from further distress.

The majority of filming took place in Philadelphia. "He wanted something that was very different. As a newborn. Shyamalan began to write Unbreakable as a spec script[4] during post-production on The Sixth Sense.[3] As he does in his other films. and minimized the number of instruments (strings. David's wife. He was also given another $5 million to direct." Howard remarked. that immediately evoked the movie when people heard it. but there is something about the sound of that church studio. Glass' color to David Dunn's green was also Jackson's idea. Disney decided to release Unbreakable under their Touchstone Pictures banner. very distinctive. Shyamalan makes a cameo appearance. he is primarily seen reflected in mirrors. he decided to write Unbreakable as an origin story. Night Shyamalan first conceived the idea for Unbreakable. he is reflected in a glass frame in his art gallery. Glass' hair wig was modeled after Afro-American statesman Frederick Douglass. During the filming of The Sixth Sense."[11] Shyamalan wanted a "singularity" tone for the music. trumpets and piano)."[11] .[5] With the financial and critical success of The Sixth Sense in August 1999. He plays a man David suspects of dealing drugs inside the stadium."[11] Howard explained. These scenes are available on the DVD release. Shyamalan gave the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group a first look deal for Unbreakable.[9] Mr. Glass character involve glass. Pennsylvania. Jackson as Elijah Price Robin Wright as Audrey Dunn Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. "You could have recorded the same music in a studio in Los Angeles. Howard said. Price Eamonn Walker as Dr. Robin Wright Penn was cast in her place. Jackson specifically in mind for the two leading characters.[10] Music Film score composer James Newton Howard was approached by Shyamalan to work on Unbreakable immediately after scoring The Sixth Sense.[7] Principal photography began on April 25. 2000 and ended that following July. the film's setting. and it would have been great. Mathison M. with limited orchestrations.[8] Shyamalan and cinematographer Eduardo Serra chose several camera angles to simulate the look of a comic book panel. Night Shyamalan as stadium drug dealer Development Production When M. "He sat there and storyboarded the whole movie for me". he is seen reflected in a blank TV screen. "It's definitely more mysterioso. Disney purchased Shyamalan's screenplay at a "spec script record" for $5 million. Blinding Edge Pictures. In return. Various visual narrative motifs were also applied. the outline originally had a comic book's traditional three-part structure (the superhero's "birth". Finding the birth section most interesting. "I've never had a director do that for me. and also helped Shyamalan establish his own production company.[6] Julianne Moore dropped out of portraying Audrey. Using purple as Mr. When he leaves his calling card on the windshield of David Dunn's car. and as a young child. his or her struggles against general evil-doers. Some of the compositions were recorded in a converted church in London. and the hero's ultimate battle against the "archenemy"). Shyamalan had already approached Bruce Willis for the lead role of David Dunn. Jackson requested his walking stick be made of glass to make his character more menacing.[3] With Willis and Samuel L. Howard and Shyamalan chose to simplify the score.''Unbreakable (film)'' 195 Cast • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as David Dunn Samuel L. in favor of her role as Clarice Starling in Hannibal. Several scenes relating to the Mr. More than 15 minutes of footage was deleted during post-production of Unbreakable.

orange).[2] Metacritic. which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics. Night Shyamalan describing the film's use of superhero archetypes [3] Filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith felt Unbreakable was briefly similar to a comic book titled Mage: The Hero Discovered. writer-director M. based on 31 reviews. as compared to Shyamalan's previous film The Sixth Sense. is contained in comic books. an alternative universe that lurks right under our noses.11 million internationally. 2000 in 2. with an average score of 6. Night Shyamalan leads you into a fascinating labyrinth. writing in the Los Angeles Times. Roger Ebert largely enjoyed the film. this story might have been assigned to oblivion.[18] Richard Corliss of Time magazine reviewed that Unbreakable continued Shyamalan's writing/direction of "balancing sophistication and [19] Desson Thomson from The Washington Post wrote that "just as he did in The Sixth horror in all of his movies".01 million in the United States and $153. Mage follows a wizard who convinces an Average Joe to try and find out if he is a superhero.[23] Shyamalan also disliked Touchstone Pictures' marketing campaign. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 68% of critics gave the film positive write-ups. but was disappointed with the ending.  — M.[13] Unbreakable faced early competition from How the Grinch Stole Christmas."[20] Kenneth Turan. to contrast them with the dark and dreary comic book color scheme. He wanted to promote Unbreakable as a comic book movie. The film went on to gross $95.''Unbreakable (film)'' 196 Comic book references Good cannot exist without evil and evil cannot exist without good. Elvis Mitchell from The New York Times mentioned the visual similarities between David Dunn on patrol in his poncho and the DC Comics character known as The Spectre. the shadow of The Sixth Sense hangs over Unbreakable".[1] Critics generally noted the weaker ending.[15] Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Unbreakable as a two-disc special edition DVD in June 2001. Sense.[16] The film made an additional $95 million in DVD sales. similar to The Sixth . Turan reasoned "if The Sixth Sense hadn't been as big a success as it was."[21] Todd McCarthy of Variety mostly criticized Shyamalan's writing and the performances given by the actors. In this case. the main characters have their identified color schemes.[14] but managed to set opening weekend box office records in Brazil. Written and illustrated by Matt Wagner. He did praise Dylan Tichenor's editing and James Newton Howard's music composition. totaling a worldwide gross of $248. the wallpaper and bed sheets in their houses.[3] Release Box office and home media Unbreakable was released in the United States on November 22. based on a sample of 155. but Touchstone insisted on portraying it as a psychological thriller.12 million. the film has received an average score of 62. it's the mythological world and. the key to the path. Both Unbreakable and Mage are set in Philadelphia.33 million in its opening weekend. gave a negative review.708 theaters. and various personal items. The colors show up in their clothes. in these modern times. arguing that Unbreakable had no originality. or at least to rewrite.[22] Shyamalan admitted he was disappointed by the reaction Unbreakable received from the general public and critics.[3] The people whose bad deeds are sensed by David are identified by an article of clothing in a single bright color (red. David's is green and Elijah's is purple.[12] As in comic books. earning $30. Elijah's note to David. "Whether it means to or not.2/10.[17] Critical reception The reviews were largely positive with a majority of reviews listed as "favorable" at movie review websites. the secret design to that labyrinth. Ebert believed that Willis' "subtle acting" was positively different from Willis' usual work in "brainless action movies".

Variety. 2001. com/ exec/ obidos/ ASIN/ B00003CXQA). Shyamalan instead is focusing the movie on a new mastermind to be played by himself. .87399. 22" (http:/ / www. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. [6] Angelina Chen. . html). Tarantino praised the film as a "brilliant retelling of the Superman mythology. Entertainment Weekly. [10] Deleted Scenes With M.00. com/ ew/ article/ 0. variety. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment [4] Christopher John Farley (2000-11-27). Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino included Unbreakable on his list of the top 20 films to be released since 1992. "Comic Belief" (http:/ / www. Variety. Barry Mendel. IGN Entertainment.''Unbreakable (film)'' Sense. com/ article/ VR1117778962). "Green monster gobbles B. ew. amazon. Retrieved 2008-12-19. Shyamalan revealed that the second planned villain from the first film was moved to the planned sequel. metacritic. .998594. because of successful DVD sales. . Retrieved 2008-12-19. Jackson said there was some discussion of a sequel when the film was being made.[27] In a September 2008 article. Variety. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 2001-10-05. html). [17] "The Charts" (http:/ / www. Willis said that Shyamalan was "still thinking about doing the fight movie between me and Sam that we were going to do". Night Shyamalan. [7] Staff (2000-03-02). "Moore gets 'Break'" (http:/ / www. Shyamalan denied rumors he wrote Unbreakable as the first installment of a trilogy saying he was not even thinking about it.00. Variety. [13] "Unbreakable" (http:/ / www. the year he became a director. an idea Shyamalan said the studio originally turned down because of the film's poor box office performance." (http:/ / www.[29] In September 2010.. Shyamalan stated that. com/ article/ VR1117760020). [14] Carl Diorio (2000-11-26). Samuel L. James Newton Howard. com/ ew/ article/ 0. time. ew. Box Office Mojo.[26] In December 2000. Inside the Actors Studio. Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-12-19. com/ movies/ ?id=unbreakable. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment [11] Rick Lyman (2000-11-24). Retrieved 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2010-04-16. . Retrieved 2008-12-19.com. but that it mostly died with the poor box office." (http:/ / www. Amazon." He noted that he considers it to contain Bruce Willis' best performance and that the film would have been better marketed with the question "what if Superman was here on earth. htm). Bruce Willis. CBS. Jackson". com/ article/ VR1117792429). [2] "Unbreakable (2000)" (http:/ / www. "A New Day Dawns For Night" (http:/ / www. Michael Fleming (1999-12-15). html).. [16] "Unbreakable (Two-Disc Vista Series) (2000)" (http:/ / www.90839. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2008-12-18. he had approached Touchstone Pictures about an Unbreakable sequel.. "At The Movies: A Full Plate For the Holidays". . com/ film/ titles/ unbreakable). Sam Mercer. .[26] In August 2001. Bruce Willis was quoted as hoping for an Unbreakable trilogy. variety. Rotten Tomatoes. [8] Charles Lyons (2000-01-14). [5] "Movie Preview: Nov.O. ew. [3] M. 2002-06-02. but that character has now been used for an upcoming film he will write the story for and produce. Eduardo Serra. Entertainment Weekly. . . Jackson. variety.254278. boxofficemojo.[24] In 2009. . "Overseas auds crowd 'Cast Away' at B. Variety. and stated that as long as Jackson was able to participate he would be "up for it".00. rottentomatoes. and didn't know he was Superman?" [25] 197 Sequels rumors This film had rumors of possible sequels circulating on different interview and in film fansites after its release. Retrieved 2008-12-19. Night Shyamalan.O. Time.9171. 2001. variety. Shyamalan and Samuel L. .00. Retrieved 2008-12-19. com/ m/ unbreakable/ ). Jackson said he was still interested in a sequel but Shyamalan was non-committal. The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-19.[28] In February 2010. variety. In 2000. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 2000-08-11. Bravo. Jackson asked George Lucas for a purple lightsaber in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. [9] Unrelated to this movie. . com/ ew/ article/ 0. [15] Don Groves (2001-01-23). com/ article/ VR1117760850). . The Making of Unbreakable. . Inc. "Deal makes 'Sense'" (http:/ / www.[30] References [1] "Unbreakable:Review" (http:/ / www. "Inside Moves" (http:/ / www."Samuel L. html). Retrieved 2008-12-19.starting from the stadium episode he had with Willis' character. [12] Scott Brown (2000-12-06). com/ article/ VR1117789537).

Retrieved 2008-12-19.com" (http:/ / www. "An Unbreakable Sequel?" (http:/ / www. "Scary And Smart" (http:/ / www. "Shyamalan's Hollywood Horror Story — NYTimes. . [24] Weiner. . Variety.com.0. [26] Brian Linder (2000-12-05). "'Unbreakable': Unrelentingly Gripping" (http:/ / www. calendarlive. Retrieved 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2009-08-17. MTV News.333419. IGN. Rick (2010-02-22). [25] "Tarantino's Top 20 Movies Since 1992" (http:/ / www. com/ ew/ article/ 0.4110177.00. variety. Time. Retrieved 2008-12-20.com/movies/?id=unbreakable. [27] Olly Richards (2001-08-01).0.9171. "Bruce Willis Says M. html). com/ News/ story. Chicago Sun-Times. dll/ article?AID=/ 20001122/ REVIEWS/ 11220302/ 1023). Entertainment Weekly. . time. asp?nid=13123). Retrieved 2010-06-12. suntimes. [30] "Unbreakable 2: Broken' Story to be Used for Third Night Chronicles".''Unbreakable (film)'' [18] Roger Ebert (2000-11-22). . Retrieved 2009-01-23. com/ review/ VE1117788668. 198 External links • • • • Unbreakable (http://www. . . html). Night Shyamalan On The ‘Unbreakable’ Sequel That Never Was. [28] Casey Seijas (2008-09-18). com/ 2010/ 02/ 22/ bruce-willis-says-m-night-shyamalan-still-thinking-about-unbreakable-2/ ). "'Unbreakable 2' on the Horizon?" (http:/ / www. story). PopMatters. Empire Online. com/ video/ tarantinos-top-20/ 3228451). But Might Be" (http:/ / splashpage. .994783. Night Shyamalan 'Still Thinking' About 'Unbreakable 2'" (http:/ / splashpage. org/ web/ 20080622010752/ http:/ / www. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. com/ wp-srv/ entertainment/ movies/ reviews/ unbreakablehowe. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie001121-3. story) on 2008-06-22. .com/m/unbreakable/) at Rotten Tomatoes . "Unbreakable" (http:/ / www. com/ 2008/ 09/ 18/ samuel-l-jackson-m-night-shyamalan-on-the-unbreakable-sequel-that-never-was-but-might-be/ ). mtv. Retrieved 2008-12-20. . washingtonpost. Jackson. ew. Retrieved 2010-06-12. [20] Desson Thomson (2000-11-24). mtv. html). "Unbreakable" (http:/ / rogerebert.4110177. . www. calendarlive. html).allmovie.boxofficemojo. nytimes. "Night of the Living Dread" (http:/ / www. M. [23] Daniel Fierman (2002-08-02). . com/ 2008/ 06/ 02/ business/ media/ 02night. com/ articles/ 036/ 036655p1. archive. Retrieved 2008-12-20.com/title/tt0217869/) at the Internet Movie Database Unbreakable (http://www. "An 'Unbreakable' Sense of Déjà Vu" (http:/ / web. [22] Todd McCarthy (2000-11-20).rottentomatoes. "Willis' Unbreakable Trilogy Hopes Shattered" (http:/ / movies. Spike (TV channel). htm).com/work/214082) at Allmovie Unbreakable (http://www. com/ pm/ post/ 121312-unbreakable-2-on-the-horizon/ ). [21] Kenneth Turan (2000-11-21). . Allison Hope (2008-06-02). html). Retrieved 2008-12-20. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-12-20. MTV News. "Samuel L. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie001121-3. [29] Marshall.htm) at Box Office Mojo Unbreakable (http://www. Viacom. Retrieved 2008-12-20. popmatters. empireonline. Bill (2010-02-24). com/ apps/ pbcs. Archived from the original (http:/ / www.00. Gibron. ign.imdb. The Washington Post.. . Retrieved 2008-12-20. [19] Richard Corliss (2004-08-02). spike.nytimes.

and Cate Blanchett.903 Bandits is a 2001 American crime-comedy drama film directed by Barry Levinson.631. 2001 123 minutes United States English $75 million [1] [2] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $67. Filming began in October 2000 and ended in February 2001. Thornton and Blanchett were nominated for Supporting Actor and Actress Golden Globes for their performances in this film. Billy Bob Thornton. It helped Thornton earn a National Board of Review Best Actor Award for 2001.''Bandits'' 199 Bandits Bandits Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Barry Levinson Barry Levinson Michael Birnbaum Harley Peyton Bruce Willis Billy Bob Thornton Cate Blanchett Christopher Young Music by Cinematography Dante Spinotti Editing by Studio Stu Linder Hyde Park Entertainment Empire Pictures Cheyenne Enterprises Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer October 12. . It stars Bruce Willis.



Plot summary
Two friends and convicts, one charismatic (Joe, played by Bruce Willis), the other neurotic and hypochondriac (Terry, played by Billy Bob Thornton), break out of Oregon State Penitentiary in a concrete mixing truck and start a bank robbing spree, hoping to fund a dream they share. They become known as the "Sleepover Bandits" because of their modus operandi: they kidnap the manager of a target bank the night before a planned robbery, then spend the night with the manager's family; early the next morning, they accompany the manager to the bank to get their money. Using dim-witted would-be stunt man Harvey Pollard (Troy Garity) as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off a series of robberies that gets them recognition on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. When a housewife with a failing marriage (Cate Blanchett) decides to run away, she ends up in the hands of the criminals. Initially attracted to Joe, she also ends up in bed with Terry and a confused love triangle begins. The three of them run away and manage to pull off a few more robberies, but after a while the two begin to fight over Kate, and she decides to leave them. The two criminals then decide to pull off one last job. The story is told in flashbacks, framed by the story of the pair's last robbery of the Alamo Bank, as told by Criminals at Large, a fictional reality television show. The show tells the story of the last job to be a failure when Kate tips off the police and the two are caught in the act. The two then begin to argue when Joe tells the police "You won't take us alive!" and the argument gets to the point where the two of them shoot each other dead. But at the end of the film the real story behind the last job is revealed: Harvey used some of his special effects to make it seem as though Terry and Joe were shooting each other. Harvey and his girlfriend then ran in dressed as paramedics and placed the stolen money, Terry, and Joe in body bags. In the ambulance, Harvey uses electronics to blow out his tires which sends the ambulance into a junkyard. Under his jumpsuit, Harvey was wearing a fire suit. He lights himself on fire and rigs a bomb to go off. Kate, Harvey, Harvey's girlfriend, Terry, and Joe flee the scene, leading officials to believe the bodies were burned. Reunited, Joe, Terry, Harvey and Kate make it to Mexico to live out their dream. The last scene shows Harvey getting married in Mexico and Kate kissing Joe and Terry passionately.

• • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Joe Blake Billy Bob Thornton as Terry Collins Cate Blanchett as Kate Wheeler Troy Garity as Harvey Pollard Brian F. O'Byrne as Darill Miller Stacey Travis as Cloe Miller Bobby Slayton as Darren Smith January Jones as Claire William Converse-Roberts as Charles Wheeler Richard Riehle as Lawrence Fife



1. "Gallows Pole" - Jimmy Page & Robert Plant 2. "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum" - Bob Dylan 3. "Holding Out for a Hero" - Bonnie Tyler 4. "Twist in My Sobriety" - Tanita Tikaram 5. "Rudiger" - Mark Knopfler 6. "Just Another" - Pete Yorn 7. "Walk On By" - Aretha Franklin 8. "Superman (It's Not Easy)" - Five for Fighting 9. "Crazy 'Lil Mouse" - In Bloom 10. "Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers and Grover Washington, Jr. 11. "Wildfire" - Michael Martin Murphey 12. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Bonnie Tyler 13. "Bandits Suite" - Christopher Young

Box office
In its opening weekend, the film opened at #2 raking in $13,050,700, behind Training Day, which was on its second week at the top.[3] The film's release and box office intake was marred by the initial anthrax attacks at NBC on the morning of its release.

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External links
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''Hart's War''


Hart's War
Hart's War

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Directed by Produced by Gregory Hoblit Wolfgang Glattes Gregory Hoblit David Ladd Arnold Rifkin Novel: John Katzenbach Screenplay: Billy Ray Terry George Bruce Willis Colin Farrell Terrence Howard Cole Hauser Marcel Iureş Rachel Portman Alar Kivilo David Rosenbloom MGM February 15, 2002 125 min. United States English German $70,000,000 $33,076,815

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Hart's War is a 2002 film about a World War II prisoner of war (POW) based on the novel by John Katzenbach starring Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard and Marcel Iureş. The film, directed by Gregory Hoblit, was shot at Barrandov Studios in Prague, and released on 15 February 2002.

McNamara reveals to Hart that the "defense". Two Tuskegee Airmen are brought to the camp. a tent spike. McNamara realized this and killed Bedford to prevent it. Late one night. a vicious racist. On the witness stand. but retorts that it is McNamara's duty to ensure that he. McNamara overhears Hart's closing speech. Staff Sergeant Vic W. Taken to a local prison. Threatened with frostbite and pneumonia. and prevent further strafing. whereas McNamara was tortured for a month. claiming that he was trying to escape. causing some of the POWs to be killed by friendly fire. Directly after that. and. Scott (Terrence Howard) and Lamar T. the angered Scott gives an emotional address on the treatment of blacks like himself who joined up to serve their country with honor but are treated with disrespect in return. agrees. Lincoln A. After arriving at the camp. As he is about to go down. rather than allow him to bunk with the other officers. and their situation is compounded by their status as officers. which could be used as a weapon. Visser suspects an escape plot and locates the tunnel. money and clothes. and in war sometimes one man must be sacrificed to save the lives of many. McNamara reminds Hart that they are at war. like the trial itself. Hart is debriefed by the ranking American officer. McNamara knows this to be a lie. Hart acknowledges this. It is also revealed that Bedford planned to escape with forged German documents. Colonel William McNamara (Willis). Hart denies it. Since the painted letters POW on the top of the train are covered by thick snow. in return for the guards executing him for it. spell POW with their bodies. he is coerced into divulging intelligence to his German interrogator. Oberst Werner Visser (Marcel Iureş). is a sham. a flight of P-51 Mustangs attack the station. a trial to which the camp commandant. Bedford is himself later found dead.''Hart's War'' 203 Plot Belgium. Hart notices a fellow POW acting suspiciously and follows him to a room behind the theater where the trial is taking place. furthering the conflict between him and McNamara when he uses the rule book to question the Colonel's conducting of the trial. They are the only blacks in the camp. is their primary antagonist. his boots are confiscated and he is left naked in a cell. December 16. Second Lieutenants. an elaborate distraction to hide a planned escape and attack on a nearby ammunition plant which the Allies mistakenly believe to be a shoe factory. the Mustangs fire on the train. Later. Now fully aware of the deception. a radio used by the Americans to receive coded messages via the BBC is found and destroyed. He and many other Americans are later transferred by train to a prisoner of war camp. The Germans drag him out and shoot him. After the head count is short by 35 prisoners. Visser orders everyone out and announces that Hart will be shot there and then. is the sacrifice. Hart is shocked that McNamara as a senior officer would sacrifice fellow Americans to perpetuate this. not Scott. While en route. Hart announces that he killed Bedford. since he knows Hart was held for three days after seeing only a Level 1 interrogator. They then slip down the escape tunnel. There he discovers a tunnel being dug. McNamara and 34 others feign food poisoning in order to be excused from the closing arguments. Hart is appointed by McNamara to defend the accused pilot at his court-martial. He does not reveal this to Hart and sends him to bunk in a barracks for enlisted men. he furiously . Visser gives Hart a manual on US Army court-martial proceedings. It is revealed that Bedford planted the spike in Archer's bunk. On the last day of the trial. Disgusted. In order to save Scott. is found in Archer's bunk. Bedford (Cole Hauser). the POWs leave the train. likely in return for telling the Germans about McNamara's plan. When McNamara asks if he cooperated with the Germans after he was captured. 1944: First Lieutenant Thomas Hart (Farrell) is captured by German commandos during the opening of the Battle of the Bulge. Scott is seen standing over the body and is accused of killing him in revenge for Bedford framing Archer. in reference to how Hart gave in to a Level 1 interrogator after three days. McNamara says that Hart knows nothing about duty. Archer (Vicellous Reon Shannon). To save themselves. gave them the location of the secret radio. A law student at Yale before the war.

Major Joe Clary Adrian Grenier . But before the sentence is carried out. moved by Hart's selfless sacrifice. McNamara. Gerber Sam Jaeger . Scott Cole Hauser . Hart is a navigator who survives being shot down in 1942. voluntarily returns to the camp to accept responsibility.2nd Lieutenant Lincoln A. rottentomatoes. "Moose" Codman Rick Ravanello . At that moment the factory blows up and the other escapees scatter away. Bedford Marcel Iureş .Sergeant Carl S. Webb Sebastian Tillinger . Archer Maury Sterling .Colonel William A. Abrams Sam Worthington . Hart leads the salute to McNamara's dead body. Hart Terrence Howard . imdb. sparing the remaining prisoners.Cpl. Differences from the novel The film changes some of the novel's story.Private Bert D. Visser holds McNamara accountable and personally executes him on the spot. 'Depot' Guidry In addition. php http:/ / www. The main one is that in the book. Ross Vicellous Reon Shannon . com/ m/ harts_war/ http:/ / www. McNamara Colin Farrell .''Hart's War'' orders everybody at the trial to be shot as well. Cromin Rory Cochrane .Corporal. the German army surrenders to the Allies and the prison camp is liberated. whose disappointment was believed by friends to have contributed to his suicide in 2003. Joe S. themysteryreader. Sisk Scott Michael Campbell .2nd Lieutenant Lamar T. allmovie.Private First Class Dennis A. com/ title/ tt0251114/ http:/ / www. several actors had their scenes cut from the final take. External links • Hart's War [2] at the Internet Movie Database • Hart's War [3] at Allmovie • Hart's War [4] at Rotten Tomatoes [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] • Hart's War (book synopsis) [5] at The Mystery Reader http:/ / www.Obst.Captain R. the-numbers. Most notable among these was Jonathan Brandis. Three months later. com/ work/ 258953 http:/ / www.J.Captain Peter A. but feels guilt over the loss of the rest of his crew.Private Daniel E. 204 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis . B. Werner Visser Linus Roache . G.1st Lieutenant Thomas W. com/ movies/ 2002/ HSWAR.Staff Sergeant Vic W. com/ katzenbach-hart. html .

appear during the film. rottentomatoes.''Grand Champion'' 205 Grand Champion Grand Champion Movie poster Directed by Produced by Barry Tubb Amanda Micallef Jay Michaelson Lawren Sunderland Barry Tubb Joey Lauren Adams Emma Roberts George Strait Written by Starring Distributed by American Family Movies Release date(s) August 27. com/ title/ tt0335126/ [2] http:/ / www. imdb. com/ m/ 10004523-grand_champion/ . George Strait. Emma Roberts and Joey Lauren Adams. External links • Grand Champion [1] at the Internet Movie Database • Grand Champion [2] at Rotten Tomatoes References [1] http:/ / www. starring Jacob Fisher. George Strait does the "Hokey Pokey" in it. about a young boy who wants his calf "Hokey" to grow up to be the Grand Champion. as well as actors such as Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts. 2004 Running time Country Language 93 min United States English Grand Champion can also refer to Fuji Grand Champion Series. Grand Champion (also released as Buddy's World in Germany) is a 2002 family film. and many other country stars.

he filmed the sequel on condition he could use its sub-title for his SEALs war film. and took the title from an early sub–title for Live Free or Die Hard.''Tears of the Sun'' 206 Tears of the Sun Tears of the Sun Film poster Directed by Produced by Antoine Fuqua Ian Bryce Mike Lobell Arnold Rifkin Alex Lasker Patrick Cirillo Bruce Willis Monica Bellucci Cole Hauser Hans Zimmer Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Mauro Fiore Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Conrad Buff Columbia Pictures March 7. his production company. A. (director's cut) United States English $70. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci) from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital. Willis produced Tears of the Sun through Cheyenne Enterprises.458 [1] [2] Country Language Budget Gross revenue Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American war film.2003 121 min.000.000 $85. (theatrical cut) 142 min.S. the fourth film in the Die Hard series. Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U.K. depicting a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria. .632. citizen Dr. Lt. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua.

leaving the refugees stranded in the jungle. The Northern Fulani Muslim rebels then execute a violent ethnic cleansing. Waters (Bruce Willis) and his SEAL Team are sent by Captain Bill Rhodes (Tom Skerritt) to Nigeria to extract a "critical persona". Flea. Slo (Nick Chinlund) determines that a refugee is transmitting a signal allowing the rebels to locate them. Kendricks had predicted. but direct the fighter pilots on where to attack. Kendricks says farewell to friends and flies away in the same helicopter with LT Waters. Lieutenant A. personnel. The finale shows the refugees recognizing Arthur Azuka as tribal chief and bearer of his father's democratic dreams for Nigeria. Zee. however. and Red (Cole Hauser) rise from the grass as Navy helicopters land in Cameroon. after their short and ambiguous conversation. and they continue to the extraction point. Doc (Paul Francis). and Zee are wounded. Again en route. violently overthrowing the Presidential family.S. LT Waters forces Dr. Arthur is the only person left with a legitimate claim to the leadership of Nigeria. The team decides to continue escorting the refugees to Cameroon. Lake. two 18E/F Super Hornet take off and head for the fire fight. En route to the aircraft carrier. which they realize is the reason the rebels are hunting them. Kendricks of the company of rebel soldiers closing on her hospital and the mission. tortured. Guerrilla rebels rapidly approach their position.S. Waters calls Captain Rhodes for options.''Tears of the Sun'' 207 Plot A coup d'état occurs in Nigeria. Aware of having the opportunity to stop it. they fly over the original mission compound. Kendricks that they will take those refugees able to walk. As they escape and evade the rebels. He then loads as many refugees as he can into the helicopter instead and decides to escort the remaining refugees to the Cameroon border. and that the team’s orders are to extract U. Captain Rhodes promises LT Waters that he will recover the bodies of his men. A detail of Marines then escort the SEALs to some helicopters. Waters is angry at Dr. a U. surviving son of deposed President Samuel Azuka. A newer refugee picked up during the trek is discovered with the transmitter on his person. Kendricks refuses to leave without the patients. The search for the transmitter reveals the presence of Arthur Azuka (Sammi Rotibi). Kendricks worries to LT Waters that the rebels are going to the mission. Kendricks. The SEAL team decides to stay behind as rearguard to buy the refugees enough time to reach the border safely. Waters. Their secondary mission is to extract the Mission Priest and two Nuns. letting in the SEALs and the refugees. Zee (Eamonn Walker) calls the Harry S. She begins assembling the able-bodied for the twelve-kilometre hike. Remorseful. unprotected against the rebels. citizen by marriage. and establishing the dictatorship of rebel general Mustafa Yakubu. The rebels kill Slo. regardless of the cost. because she knew all along about Arthur. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci). and Silk. seeing it destroyed and all its occupants murdered. Being the last surviving member of the presidential family. as Dr. against the Christian (mainly Catholic) Igbo tribes in the southern region. He raises his arm exclaiming "Freedom!" as everyone celebrates around him. Irritated and behind schedule. . Truman for air support. Waters. Red. A fire fight ensues when the rebels finally catch up with the SEALs. one Dr. When they arrive. LT Waters orders the pilot to return to the refugees. and Waters stealthily kills a straggling rebel.K. Kendricks into the helicopter. Arthur and Dr. The team is emotionally affected by the atrocities they see the rebels have done to the villagers. Dr. the team enters a village whose inhabitants are being raped. LT Waters tells Dr. During the hike to the border. the team and the refugees leave the hospital mission after daybreak. Captain Rhodes arrives and orders the gate open. Waters’ initial plan becomes clear: the SEALs suddenly turn away the refugees from the waiting helicopter. but he is determined to carry out his orders. yet never informed him. The mission begins as planned. and massacred by rebel soldiers. He attempts to run but is shot. using satellite scans. the priest and the nuns stay behind to take care of the injured. Kendricks are scrambling to the Cameroon border gate when they hear the fighters’ approach and bomb the entire rebel force. At nightfall they take a short break. Dr. opposite the Nigerian border fence gate. he concedes to Dr. Waters orders the team to take down the rebels. Edmund Burke's epilogue for Tears of the Sun is "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing". they discover the rebels are somehow tracking them.

S.K. while waiting for a ride back to his hotel. then transferred to Beijing. cast as one of the SEALs. Rifleman Johnny Messner as Kelly Lake: Mohawk. lost his footing and fell approximately three stories. Smith decided to walk about the Central China Television film studio grounds. while visiting a film set in China. Oahu. 2002. when there was ample opportunity to explore similar. Truman.[3] [4] Time Out London was scathing. but historically accurate atrocities.''Tears of the Sun'' 208 Cast The cast of Tears of the Sun features refugees portrayed by true African refugees living in the U." [5] . These materials are sufficient to build a film almost as good as if there had been a better screenplay. The F/A-18A Hornet jet fighters are from VFA-204. Hawaii. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Lieutenant A. He died on February 15. they had to address and refer to each other by character name — even off camera. however. The SH-60B Seahawk helicopters in the film are from HSL-37. and after completing work on Warriors of Virtue 2. cinematography and the face of Bruce Willis. Reception Tears of the Sun received mixed reviews. severely injuring his head. died accidentally. Roger Ebert. Rifleman Monica Bellucci as Dr. and climbed a prop tower in a set of another film. gave the film three stars out of four and said "Tears of the Sun is a film constructed out of rain. the movie review aggregation websites Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic record average favourable review ratings of 38% and 45% respectively. Waters: Team Commander. Lead Scout. without regaining consciousness. On February 6. lambasting the focus on a fictional atrocity in a real country. 2002. Lena Kendricks Cole Hauser as James "Red" Atkins: M-60 Machine Gunner Eamonn Walker as Ellis "Zee" Pettigrew: Radioman. the "River Rattlers". until it was discontinued. He lapsed into a coma and was on life support for ten days. to improve interaction. The shooting was touched by misfortune when actor Kevin Tod Smith. the "Easy Riders" stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. He was taken to hospital. Tears of the Sun is the first film photographed on the Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Harry S. during principal photography. Rifleman Chad Smith as Jason "Flea" Mabry: Marksman Tom Skerritt as Captain Bill Rhodes Malick Bowens as Colonel Idris Sadick Akosua Busia as Patience Sammi Rotibi as Arthur Azuka Production The actors who portrayed SEALs underwent a two-week boot camp. VFA-204 is a Navy Reserve strike fighter squadron at Naval Air Station New Orleans. Rifleman Nick Chinlund as Michael "Slo" Slowenski: SAW Gunner Charles Ingram as Demetrius "Silk" Owens: Sniper Paul Francis as Danny "Doc" Kelley: Hospital Corpsman.

sonypictures. Metacritic. [1] [2] [3] [4] External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. com/ m/ tears_of_the_sun/ ) at Rotten Tomatoes "Tears of the Sun (2003): Reviews" (http:/ / www. com/ apps/ pbcs. metacritic. Daily Nancy Cartwright Dionne Quan Cheryl Chase Michael Bell Melanie Chartoff Jack Riley Julia Kato Tim Curry Jodi Carlisle Lacey Chabert Danielle Harris Bruce Willis .rottentomatoes. suntimes. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2009-06-18. ""Tears of the Sun"" (http:/ / rogerebert.com/homevideo/tearsofthesun/) Tears of the Sun (http://www. . Roger. Retrieved 2009-07-09.com/m/tears_of_the_sun/) at Rotten Tomatoes Tears of the Sun (http://www.com/title/tt0314353/) at the Internet Movie Database Tears of the Sun (http://www. the-numbers. php Tears of the Sun (http:/ / www.''Tears of the Sun'' 209 References Tears of the Sun (http:/ / www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=tearsofthesun. boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?id=tearsofthesun.com/film/titles/tears_of_the_sun) at Metacritic Rugrats Go Wild Rugrats Go Wild Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Norton Virgien John Eng Gabor Csupo Arlene Klasky Kate Boutiler E. . com/ movies/ 2003/ TEARS. [5] Ebert. rottentomatoes. com/ video/ titles/ tearsofthesun?q=tears of the sun). htm) at Box Office Mojo http:/ / www. dll/ article?AID=/ 20030307/ REVIEWS/ 303070304/ 1023).allmovie.G.imdb.com/work/278863) at Allmovie Tears of the Sun (http://www.metacritic.htm) at Box Office Mojo Tears of the Sun (http://www.

Gilligan's Island.''Rugrats Go Wild'' Music by Editing by Studio Mark Mothersbaugh John Bryant Kimberly Rettberg Nickelodeon Movies Klasky Csupo 210 Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) June 13. 2003 by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. the teenage Thornberry. the Pickles' dog. is exploring about the jungle and runs into Spike. . but on the other side. It grossed the least out of the three Rugrats movies. Photos of the families on the Lipschitz Cruise are shown during the end credits. They end up arriving on a small uninhabited island. Rugrats Go Wild stands as the final Rugrats film. Since Eliza can talk to animals. On the same island. are the famous globe-trotting family the Thornberrys (out to film a Clouded Leopard). Plot The Rugrats and their parents set sail on a ramshackle boat that Tommy's father. It also makes this the Rugrats series finale. It is the only Nickelodeon film to be a crossover. Somewhere along the way Chuckie gets lost and runs into the Thornberry's Tarzan-like child Donnie and the two switch clothes. Meanwhile Eliza. and takes off with Debbie in the Thornberry's all-purpose mobile communication vehicle (commvee). Angelica (going by "Angelitiki. has rented in the South China Seas. He attempts to head in their direction but ends up tumbling down a hill and receives amnesia after a coconut falls on his head. Susie tags along with Polaroid-like camera in hand and doesn't have her parents traveling with her. Spike (now voiced by Bruce Willis) talks for the first time and he informs her that the babies are lost somewhere on the island. Nigel.405. pop culture references to just about anything about castaways on an island (in particular. Also. The film concludes with the children being reunited with their families. While not paying attention the twosome sink the commvee. unlike the previous movies. Meanwhile. While this is occurring Eliza's father. the Island Princess") runs into Debbie. the gifted Thornberry.[1] [2] The film was produced by Klasky Csupo and released in theaters on June 13. and Lord of the Flies) ensue. Tommy treats Nigel like an idol and as seen at the beginning of the movie wishes that he could be like him). Stu. 2003 Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by 80 minutes United States English $25 million $361. after the show ceased production. Survivor. finds the lost babies. As there are currently no further Rugrats movies in production.466 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie The Wild Thornberrys Movie Rugrats Go Wild is a 2003 crossover animated film. The boat is flipped over by a rogue wave during a tropical storm and they are forced to abandon ship onto a life raft. The babies set off to find them for they suspect they are somewhere on the island (as it happens. with two animated Nickelodeon television series Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.

however.com.402. The television version. Chas Finster Melanie Chartoff as Didi Pickles Julia Kato as Kira Finster Phil Proctor as Howard DeVille Jack Riley as Stu Pickles Tara Strong as Dil Pickles .405. Betty DeVille Dionne Quan as Kimi Finster Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles Tim Curry as Nigel Thornberry Joe Alaskey as Grandpa Lou Tress MacNeille as Charlotte Pickles Michael Bell as Drew Pickles.466 worldwide. The box-office disappointment was shown as part of the results of the downfall of Rugrats's fame during the mid-2000s. didn't renew the copyright for Odorama.G. There were many complaints. Early trailers for the film give the title The Rugrats Meet The Wild Thornberrys. that the only thing that the "Odorama" cards smelled like was cardboard. a 90 minute special. He later said that "a check would have been an homage". Burger King and Blockbuster released a scratch and sniff piece of cardboard that was to be scratched and sniffed during the run of the movie. still exists somewhere in the Klasky Csupo/Nickelodeon vaults. Rating This is the only Rugrats film to earn a PG rating by the MPAA. Waters felt he was ripped off and realized that New Line Cinema.[4] [5] The film made $39. the studio that released Polyester. and the use of "Odorama" cards to enhance the viewing experience. and opened at #4 at the box office. Among the biggest hype this movie received was Bruce Willis voicing Spike. The Odorama card was some what of an homage to John Waters' film Polyester. Release Receptions This film was released in the summer of 2003 to mixed reviews (gaining a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. it earned enough money to cover its $25 million budget. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • E.572 in domestic grossing and $55. (directed by Mark Risley and written by Kate Boutilier) but after wildly successful screenings. which also got mixed reviews).''Rugrats Go Wild'' 211 Production Rugrats Go Wild was originally made by Klasky Csupo's television unit. about the same amount as The Wild Thornberrys Movie.[6] Home video The film was released on videocassette and DVD on December 16. Despite the homage. Paramount decided it should be shelved and remade into a feature film. 2003. one less than The Rugrats Movie. making it a box-office disappointment compared to the other 2 films.[3] "Odorama" cards would later be released with the DVD release of the movie. and ended up grossing about $39 million. Daily as Tommy Pickles Nancy Cartwright as Chuckie Finster Kath Soucie as Phil and Lil DeVille. However.

''Rugrats Go Wild'' • • • • • • Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael Danielle Harris as Debbie Thornberry Jodi Carlisle as Marianne Thornberry Lacey Chabert as Eliza Thornberry Michael "Flea" Balzary as Donnie Thornberry Tom Kane as Darwin 212 Guest stars • • • • Bruce Willis as Spike Chrissie Hynde as Siri the clouded leopard Tony Jay as Dr. Lipschitz Ethan Phillips as Toa Soundtrack Rugrats Go Wild: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Recorded Genre Length Label June 10. 2003 2003 Soundtrack 55:35 Hollywood Records Professional reviews [7] • [8] Allmusic link Rugrats soundtrack chronology Rugrats in Paris (2000) Rugrats Go Wild (2003) Rugrats Holiday Classics (2004) .

[4] "Rugrats Go Wild" (http:/ / www.Chrissie Hynde & Bruce Willis (written by Alex Greggs) 3.George Clinton. [7] http:/ / music. "Diaper-Clad Adventurers Heed the Call of the Wild" (http:/ / www. . co. "Lust for Life" . [3] Jeff Garlin's film of John Waters' one man show This Filthy World. "Phil's Diapey's Hanging Low" . "She's on Fire" .The Clash 11. Retrieved 2010-08-24. "Atomic Dog" .Rugrats cast (pastiche of traditional "Swing Low. Peter M. 2003).American Hi-Fi 2. html?scp=4& sq=wild thornberrys& st=cse).Bruce Willis (written by Iggy Pop & David Bowie) 12. BBC. Kevin (June 13. [6] Nichols.rugratonline. Retrieved 2010-08-25. "It's a Jungle Out Here" . nytimes. .com/all_nick/movies/rugratsgowild/index2. . latimes.com/rrthorn. "Dresses and Shoes (Precious & Few)" .Aerosmith 6. 2003). dvdtalk. [2] "Rugrats Go Wild!" (http:/ / www. "Rugrats go 'Wild' in search of adventure" (http:/ / articles. [5] "Rugrats Go Wild" (http:/ / www. LA Times. shtml). "Island Princess" . "Changing Faces" . Daily References [1] Thomas. "Lizard Love" . uk/ films/ 2003/ 07/ 23/ rugrats_go_wild_2003_review.boxofficemojo.imdb.Flashlight Brown 7. com/ reviews/ 6604/ rugrats-go-wild/ ). Retrieved 2010-08-25. allmusic.Rugrats cast (written by Kate Boutilier) 5. New York Times. com/ Rugrats-Go-Wild/ e/ 720616239921. com/ 2003/ 06/ 20/ movies/ 20TAKI.com/title/tt0337711/) at the Internet Movie Database Rugrats Go Wild (http://www. 9.''Rugrats Go Wild'' An original soundtrack was released on June 10.G.nick.E.com/movies/?id=rugratsgowild. film4. Sweet Chariot") 13. "The Morning After" .com/cartoons/30521-Rugrats_Go_Wild) at the Big Cartoon DataBase Rugrats Go Wild (http://www. com/ reviews/ 2003/ rugrats-go-wild).Rugrats cast (written by Joel Hirschhorn) 8. Retrieved 2010-08-12. bbc. . "Ready to Roll" . "Big Bad Cat" . [8] http:/ / www. . Retrieved 2010-08-24.htm) at Box Office Mojo The Unofficial Rugrats Online page on the movie (http://www. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" .Rugrats cast (written by Walter Nims) 10. com/ album/ r641183 External links • • • • • Rugrats Go Wild (http://www. "Message in a Bottle" . Film Four.Train (written by Charles Colin) 4. 2003 from Hollywood Records. Jr. barnesandnoble.bcdb.Rugrats cast (written by Mark Mothersbaugh) 14.jhtml) . DVD Talk.htm) The main site (http://www. com/ 2003/ jun/ 13/ entertainment/ et-rugrats13). 213 Track listing 1. (June 20.

2003 106 minutes United States English $120.''Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'' 214 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Promotional poster Directed by Produced by McG Drew Barrymore Leonard Goldberg Nancy Juvonen John August Cormac Wibberley Marianne Wibberley Cameron Diaz Drew Barrymore Lucy Liu Bernie Mac Voice of John Forsythe Crispin Glover Justin Theroux Robert Patrick Demi Moore Shia LaBeouf Luke Wilson John Cleese Edward Shearmur Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Russell Carpenter Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Wayne Wahrman Sony Pictures Entertainment Columbia Pictures June 27.000 $259.175.788 Charlie's Angels .000.

the Tanaka Yakuza. rejecting his attempts to remind her that the Angels are a family and shooting his speaker off the desk. and Alex. Crispin Glover as the Thin Man Justin Theroux as Seamus O'Grady. Seamus kills the Thin Man as he shares a kiss with Dylan and Dylan manages to kill her ex. will display a list of all individuals in the witness protection program. the Angels' new sidekick Demi Moore as Madison Lee. with the Angels subsequently stopping Madison's attempt to blow up the premiere of Alex's boyfriend Jason's new movie thanks to Bosley knocking the bomb away. It opened in the United States on June 27.2 million.returns to the agency to "confront" Charlie. the Angels investigate the scene and discover evidence suggesting that the killer is a surfer with a scar on one leg. when put together in a special machine. the Angels defeat her in a final confrontation in an abandoned theatre. Learning that the rings will be sold after a rendezvous on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dylan leaves the Angels because she doesn't want to endanger them with her Seamus's vendetta. 2003. Shia LaBeouf as Max Petroni John Forsythe as Charles "Charlie" Townsend (voice) Matt LeBlanc as Jason Gibbons Luke Wilson as Pete Komisky John Cleese as Mr.a member of the O'Grady mafia family . Having discovered that one person on the list has been killed. but a vision of former Angel Kelly Garrett prompts her to return. It is the sequel to 2000's Charlie's Angels. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Cameron Diaz as Natalie Cook Drew Barrymore as Dylan Sanders Lucy Liu as Alex Munday Bernie Mac as Jimmy Bosley. Dylan and the others deduce that former angel Madison Lee is the perpetrator of the crimes due to her being the only individual possessing the necessary contacts to carry out such a scheme. and the Diablo Cartel up to be caught by the FBI in a faked rendezvous. causing an explosion that kills her. the Angels travel to Hollywood. and was number one at the box office for that weekend and made a worldwide total of $259. Having tracked the killer to his next victim who is subsequently sent to Bosley's house for protection . Madison. Alex and Dylan take out the O'Gradys.[1] 215 Plot The Angels. although they are saved by their specially-designed Kevlar vests . throwing her through a gas main just as she fires her gun. The film ends with the Angels celebrating their victory with Bosley. Although Madison tries to escape. Dylan's evil ex-boyfriend and the secondary antagonist. coldly sneering that she was always the best. Dylan. having shot the Angels and rendered them unconscious after reacquiring the rings. Munday (Alex's father) Robert Patrick as Ray Carter Rodrigo Santoro as Randy Emmers Cameos . With Madison having contacted the O'Gradys to act as security. having concluded "Why be an Angel. while Natalie and Madison go head-to-head themselves. when [she] can be God". They set the Antonioni Crime Family. Natalie.it is revealed that angel Dylan was once named Helen Zaas and is in the program herself for sending her former boyfriend Seamus .''Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'' Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a 2003 American action comedy film. Although they recover the rings. are hired to locate a set of titanium rings stolen from the Department of Justice that. a rogue Angel and the main antagonist of the film.to jail.

and Luke Massy as Irish henchmen Andrew Wilson as crime scene police officer 216 Development Courtney Love. she turned it down. It grossed $100. Retrieved 2009-06-05. Dita Von Teese is in the credits. listed under "Special Thanks". Retrieved 2009-06-05. . and had to depend on earnings from overseas box office to make profit. using it as the launch for its T610i mobile phone. Drew Barrymore's close friend. was originally offered the role of Madison Lee. an act which Dita is well known for. . Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle earned a 42% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. ca/ movies/ galleries/ MovieGallery.''Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'' • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Jaclyn Smith as Kelly Garrett Bruce Willis as William Rose Bailey Pink as Coal Bowl Starter[2] The Pussycat Dolls as Themselves (dancing to a vamped-up "Pink Panther Theme") Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as Themselves/Angels-in-Training Eve as Herself Ed Robertson as Sheriff Robert Forster as Roger Wixon Chris Pontius and Bam Margera as Irish dock workers Bela Karolyi as Himself Carrie Fisher as Mother Superior Eric Bogosian as Alan Caulfield Tommy Flanagan. there is a series of online animated episodes[3] that explain how the Angels got there and their mission. animatedangels.175. "Take 1: Movie firsts that changed cinema forever" (http:/ / entertainment. . Whenever Seamus O'Grady (Justin Theroux) appears. but after suffering a miscarriage while filming stunts for Trapped. concluded by the very introduction of the movie. Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson heavily sponsored the movie. By the end of its run the film had grossed $259. Jonas Barnes. This is because Dita allowed Cameron Diaz to perform the 'Dancing In The Martini' scene. Reception The movie had a budget of $120 million. However.788 worldwide and performing about as well worldwide as its predecessor. msn. imdb. Retrieved 2009-06-05. and is performed by P!nk. The movie starts up abruptly from the first film. 2004. com). aspx?cp-documentid=17240697& imageindex=16). December 8. com/ news/ ni0051302/ ). [3] "Charlie's Angels Animated Adventures" (http:/ / www. The Seamus O'Grady prison introduction scene is a direct reference to Robert De Niro's prison-set introduction in Cape Fear.111 at the United States box office.830. he is accompanied by Bernard Hermann's theme from Cape Fear. MSN Movies. Chris Pontius. sympatico. . which Lucy Liu uses in the ship dock scene. The song "Feel Good Time" is the film's main track. References [1] Jonathan Crocker. [2] "Pink to Write Her Own Movie" (http:/ / www.

allmovie.boxofficemojo.imdb.html) Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (http://www.com/m/charlies_angels_full_throttle/) at Rotten Tomatoes .com/title/tt0305357/) at the Internet Movie Database Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (http://www.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/movies/?id=charliesangels2.''Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'' 217 External links • • • • Official website (http://http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/charliesangelsfullthrottle/index.com/work/275302) at Allmovie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (http://www.

2004 United States April 9.155. Natasha Henstridge. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Australia/New Zealand) April 7. and Kevin Pollak.781 [1] Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by The Whole Nine Yards The Whole Ten Yards is a 2004 film directed by Howard Deutch and sequel to the 2000 film The Whole Nine Yards.''The Whole Ten Yards'' 218 The Whole Ten Yards The Whole Ten Yards Film poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Howard Deutch David Bergstein Mitchell Kapner Bruce Willis Matthew Perry Amanda Peet Kevin Pollak Natasha Henstridge John Debney Music by Cinematography Neil Roach Editing by Studio Distributed by Seth Flaum Morgan Creek Productions Warner Bros. Matthew Perry. The film stars Bruce Willis. 2004 98 minutes United States English $30million $26. . Amanda Peet.

the four drive away. finally apparently shooting Jimmy in the head when he informs her that she'll never be a successful hitter. While re-arming themselves at Oz's house. where Jimmy greets him to apologize for recent events. Having captured Lazlo's remaining son. it is revealed that Jill was in on the plan as well. but Jimmy initially refuses to help until Lazlo's men attack the house after following Oz's car. Oz contacts Jimmy and Jill for assistance. Jimmy and Cynthia reveal that the plan was set up to acquire Lazlo's half of the dollar. but the relationship is complicated due to Oz's over-excessive paranoia about security. Increasingly driven to breaking point by recent events. a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a "clean" hit (everyone she is hired to kill dies in bizarre accidents before she can kill them). Lazlo shoots her. as well as Cynthia's secret continued contact with Jimmy. whose attempts to shoot them result in Strabo being killed in the crossfire. the three are attacked by an unknown marksman. Oz. having set up Strabo's body so that he appears to be alive and tied up in her car. Increasingly frustrated at her poor sex life with Jimmy. the combined dollar revealing the account number for a Gogalak account containing $280 million. meanwhile. Claiming to want to join Lazlo's organization. Jimmy subsequently having Jill shoot Lazlo in the foot. out for revenge for Oz and Jimmy's role in her brother's death. Jill (Amanda Peet). With Jules having been exposed as the shooter who killed Strabo. Jill is ordered to shoot Jimmy. unable to kill the man who raised him. Jill shows up. revealing that she is the sister of 'Frankie Figgs'. Their lives are further complicated by the return of Lazlo Gogolak (Kevin Pollak). resulting in Jimmy walking in on them and knocking Oz out. having merely shot Jimmy with blanks. threatening to detonate explosives in her car unless Lazlo releases Oz and Cynthia. Having deduced that Jimmy is still alive. Waking up with Cynthia and Jimmy in Lazlo's apartment. Jimmy and Jill having killed his son Yanni while Lazlo was in prison. subsequently regaining his passion for Jill and his work as the two proceed to have sex in the bathroom. which he had torn in half to be divided between Jimmy and Yanni when they were kids. a father figure of Jimmy's who ran the mob that Jimmy was once a member of. but the group's attempt to check into a hotel results in Oz unintentionally triggering further conflict between Jimmy and Jill when he reveals that Jimmy still wears a crucifix Cynthia gave him. Jill attempts to seduce Oz. With Jill having revealed that she is pregnant. As the group depart. although Oz becomes frustrated when Jimmy starts discussing his and Cynthia's old sex life. Oz only just managing to escape thanks to one of Lazlo's henchmen shooting out a light. Just as Lazlo is preparing to kill the three of them. the subsequent argument causing Jill to leave in frustration at Jimmy's insults of her capabilities and Jimmy coldly dismissing Oz. Strabo. Jimmy tells Lazlo that he will trade Cynthia for Strabo. . only for Oz's new receptionist Julie to chloroform Oz and Jimmy. Retreating to a bar to get drunk. When Jill's car detonates when Lazlo's men go to release Strabo. culminating in them becoming so drunk that Oz and Jimmy wake up in the same bed (Although nothing happens). now expecting their first child. retired hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis) now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife. Jimmy becomes increasingly depressed about his apparent failure to father a child with Jill. is now married to Jimmy's ex-wife Cynthia and has a dental practice in California.''The Whole Ten Yards'' 219 Plot Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas "Oz" Ozeransky (Matthew Perry). With no other options. Oz retreats to his practice. Lazlo abducts Cynthia and threatens Oz to try and learn Jimmy's location. Oz is shocked to learn that the current situation has been part of a plan by Jimmy and Cynthia from the beginning so that Cynthia could find Lazlo's half of the first dollar he ever stole.

[3] Box office Despite the films considerable star power and its predecessors warm reception from audiences. Retrieved on 2009-10-27. rottentomatoes.metacritic.com/m/whole_ten_yards/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.imdb. the consensus being that the film was "A strained.328.827. the film did not manage recoup its $30. Metacritic.com/movies/?id=wholetenyards.310 internationally.com/film/titles/wholetenyards) at Metacritic The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. metacritic.htm) at Box Office Mojo . com/ film/ titles/ wholetenyards).com/title/tt0327247/) at the Internet Movie Database The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. [3] "Whole Ten Yards. . com/ m/ whole_ten_yards/ ). htm) at Box Office Mojo. boxofficemojo.471 domestically and $9.000 budget.rottentomatoes. With a worldwide total of $26.allmovie.000.[1] References [1] The Whole Ten Yards (http:/ / www.The Whole Ten Yards was a box office bomb. [2] "The Whole Ten Yards Movie Reviews" (http:/ / www.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 24 out of 100. based on 110 reviews. Rotten Tomatoes.''The Whole Ten Yards'' 220 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Matthew Perry as Dr. bringing in only $16. The Whole Ten Yards recycles its predecessor's cast and plot but not its wit or reason for being" . Retrieved 2008-05-16. External links • • • • • The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. less than one-quarter the gross of the original. based on 27 reviews.155. . laugh-free sequel. The (2004): Reviews" (http:/ / www.781. Claire Kevin Pollak as Lazlo Gogolak Natasha Henstridge as Cynthia Tudeski-Ozeransky Frank Collison as Strabo Johnny Messner as Zevo Silas Weir Mitchell as Yermo Tasha Smith as Jules "Julie" Figueroa Elisa Gallay as Anya Tallulah Belle Willis as Buttercup Scout Johnny Williams as Vito George Zapata as Guy in Trunk #1 Carlos Zapata as Guy in Trunk #2 (as Carlo Zapata) McNally Sagal as Maitre D' Reception Critics The Whole Ten Yards was universally panned by critics. Retrieved 2008-05-16.com/work/285892) at Allmovie The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?id=wholetenyards. Nicholas "Oz" Ozeransky Amanda Peet as Jill St. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 4% of critics gave the film positive reviews.

744. 2004 United States: December 10. 2004 Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by 125 minutes United States English $110 million $362.280 Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Thirteen . Pictures Release date(s) December 9.''Ocean's Twelve'' 221 Ocean's Twelve Ocean's Twelve Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Steven Soderbergh Jerry Weintraub George Nolfi George Clooney Brad Pitt Matt Damon Catherine Zeta-Jones Andy García Don Cheadle Bernie Mac Julia Roberts Casey Affleck Scott Caan Vincent Cassel Eddie Jemison Shaobo Qin Carl Reiner Elliott Gould David Holmes Stephen Mirrione Village Roadshow Pictures Music by Editing by Studio Distributed by Warner Bros.

Catherine Zeta-Jones. Like its predecessor. bring him the Egg that he had stolen years ago and relinquished due to his wife's wishes. They are foiled by the unexpected appearance of Roberts' friend Bruce Willis (himself) who is aware of details about Roberts that Tess cannot answer. . Baron François Toulour (Vincent Cassel). which was for the Dutch East India Company. Danny and his gang begin to plan an elaborate heist to swap the Egg for a holographic recreation. While Lahiri prepares her case against Danny's team. was released on June 8. Toulour claims to have stolen the Egg at night using his agility and Capoeira skills to evade the heavy security. aided by Lahiri having forged documents to allow her own involvement in the bust. Toulour is upset that LeMarc did not describe him as the best thief in the world. the lead agent is in fact Linus's mother (Cherry Jones). both of whom she has been trailing for years. 222 Plot Terry Benedict (Andy García) rounds up the original eleven members of Danny Ocean's (George Clooney) gang. demanding they return the $160 million they stole from his casinos with $38 million in interest. Bernie Mac and others. it would help extend their deadline and secure another job by Matsui that will be enough to pay the debt. official. including raising the house a few inches to achieve a necessary line-of-sight. they find the document has already been stolen by another master thief "The Night Fox. The film starred George Clooney. Danny and Tess return to Toulour's estate where he reveals his glee at their failure. They pay back Benedict and promise not to perform any more heists in his casinos but Toulour keeps the group under watch (a foreshadowing of the events of Ocean's Thirteen). which was a remake of the 1960 film of the same name. posing as a U. She surprises the group at their lodgings. imply that she and Rusty have re-kindled their relationship. Matt Damon. in which the primary characters enjoy a private poker session. the group schemes to stage another heist in Europe to avoid problems with United States authorities. who has a mansion on Lake Como. but the engineer hired by the group accidentally tips off Lahiri to their presence. Short by half.S." After the failed attempt. and challenges Danny to steal the Coronation Egg. Lahiri is taken to a safe house lent to him by LeMarc. who reveals himself to be her father. Toulour invites Danny to his mansion and reveals that he had hired Matsui to inform the gang about the certificate in order to arrange the meeting with Danny. 2004. Some time later. The sequel. Ocean's Thirteen. owned by an agoraphobe and kept in his private home in Amsterdam. they are extradited by the FBI. With Rusty's help. While the certificate would not meet their debt. and the rest of the group are captured. After a complex series of schemes. Julia Roberts. Europol Detective Isabel Lahiri (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is called to investigate the theft and realizes Danny's gang attempted the heist based on her previous relationship with Rusty (Brad Pitt) as well as the Night Fox's involvement. The film was released in the United States on December 10.''Ocean's Twelve'' Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American crime comedy film. Toulour will pay off the debt to Benedict. Linus (Matt Damon) comes up with a second plan to have Danny's wife Tess (Julia Roberts) pose as a pregnant Julia Roberts in order to get close to The Egg and swap it. Toulour's celebration is short-lived when Danny reveals that his group stole the Egg while it was in transit to the museum and Toulour realises they were tipped off by LeMarc. A flashback reveals that Danny and Rusty had met with LeMarc much earlier where he revealed his long con whose success would humiliate Toulour. The final scenes of the film. and she captures most of The Twelve on their first attempt. Toulour is forced to admit Danny won the bet and gives him the money for the debt. They are tipped off by an informant named Matsui (Robbie Coltrane) about the location of the first stock certificate ever issued in 1602. 2007 in the United States. Brad Pitt. Don Cheadle. If Danny and his gang wins. the film used a celebrity ensemble cast. Danny and his gang discover the Night Fox is a wealthy businessman. the sequel of Ocean's Eleven from 2001. Andy García. and eventually reunite him with his daughter. and warns them they cannot beat the Night Fox or his mentor LeMarc.

Winnetka. Brad Pitt as Rusty Ryan 3. Eddie Jemison as Livingston Dell 9. Cast Ocean's Twelve 1. Rome. and Castellammare del Golfo. Ocean's Twelve did not fare as well as Ocean's Eleven. the crew filmed in Amsterdam. Casey Affleck as Virgil Malloy 7. Caldwell Robbie Coltrane as Matsui Topher Grace as Himself Candice Azzara as Saul Bloom's girlfriend Jerry Weintraub as Denny Shields (uncredited/cameo/extra) Jared Harris as Basher's Engineer Reception In spite of extremely high box office expectations and a promising opening weekend. Illinois. Paris. George Clooney as Daniel Ocean 2. In Europe. United States film cities include Beverly Hills.''Ocean's Twelve'' 223 Production The sequel was based on a spec script by George Nolfi called Honor Among Thieves that was originally intended to be directed by John Woo. Shaobo Qin as "The Amazing" Yen 11. Scott Caan as Turk Malloy 8. Haarlem. Bernie Mac as Frank Catton 5. Lake Como. Elliott Gould as Reuben Tishkoff 6. Illinois. California. The filming of Ocean's Twelve took place at many locations worldwide. Carl Reiner as Saul Bloom 12. while Ocean's Eleven made about $184 million domestically and grossed $444 million worldwide in its entire box office run. Ocean's Twelve grossed about $125 million in the United States and $351 million after its worldwide theatrical run. Lake Forest. Don Cheadle as Basher Tarr 10. California. and Los Angeles. Julia Roberts as Tess Ocean/Herself (credited as "and introducing Tess as Julia Roberts") Others • • • • • • • • • • • • • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Europol Detective Isabel Lahiri Andy García as Terry Benedict Vincent Cassel as Baron François Toulour/The Night Fox Albert Finney as Gaspar LeMarc (uncredited) Eddie Izzard as Roman Nagel Bruce Willis as Himself Jeroen Krabbé as Van der Woude Cherry Jones as Molly Star/Mrs. although by film industry standards it was still a financial success. Illinois. Lincolnwood. Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell 4. The Hague. By comparison with its predecessor. . Monte Carlo.

.''Ocean's Twelve'' The movie received mixed reviews overall. which we have taken on good faith. having dramatized narrative events for us. received by composer David Holmes. all of Hollywood will put in about a day's work on Ocean's Seventeen. it suddenly and arbitrarily delivers narrative events which completely invalidate events. I really sort of liked it. The soundtrack is also absent of the music used during the Nightfox "laser-dance" sequence in the film. The music Benedict plays on the piano when he comes to visit Basher is called "Requiem for a Dead". scoring a 57% on Rotten Tomatoes. The track that plays as the group are escorted from the police station to the black cars is "Margaret" by Giuseppe De Luca. The film was criticized for its slow start. star power and wiseass in-jokes."[4] Ocean's Twelve was rated by Entertainment Weekly as one of "The 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made". "The movie is all about behavior."[2] Claudia Puig with USA Today remarked. "At the rate things are going. according to the film's end credits. the studied hipness can get so pleased with itself it borders on the smug. Pitt and Damon) to work on a project together. 2004 Electronic music Ambient music Modern Rock 57:05 Warner Bros. David Holmes returned to compose the music for the film and won a BMI award. dialogue. Length Label The original soundtrack to Ocean's Twelve was released by Warner Bros. Roger Ebert concluded his review this way. Records on December 7. It was written and performed by Andy García. the film won a BMI Film Music Award. The film was nominated for several other festival awards. The track titled "The Real Story" is different on the commercial soundtrack than it is in the film. which uses "Rito a Los Angeles" by Giuseppe De Luca. The clip is from a track called "Thé à la Menthe" performed by La Caution. The Washington Post's Stephen Hunter said that "it all ends on one of those infuriatingly sloppy notes where. His songs "Amsterdam" and "I Love Art. its complex plot and a final twist that negated much of the preceding action. The track that ."[3] More mercifully. 2004. featuring part of the main riff of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida."[1] Many viewers and critics also felt the movie was a thinly veiled excuse for several A-list actors (including Clooney.[5] Despite its poor critical response.Really!" were released as singles and do not appear on the commercial soundtrack. 224 Soundtrack Ocean's 12 Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Genre December 7.. Newsweek said that "while it looks like the cast is having a blast and a half.

washingtonpost. "Yen on a Carousel" – 3:13 14. when Linus sings the first two lines of the song. Ocean's Twelve" (http:/ / www. 2007. dll/ article?AID=/ 20041209/ REVIEWS/ 41122004) SunTime. December 10.''Ocean's Twelve'' plays as Lahiri cracks Matsui is "El Capitalismo Foraneo" by Gotan Project. "Ascension to Virginity" by Dave Grusin – 5:05 16.# 16. "Faust 72" by Dynastie Crisis – 3:23 9. . unless otherwise noted 1. "What R We Stealing" – 3:21 8. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0. David (2004-12-13).html) Ocean's Twelve (http://www. When Danny and Rusty come out.allmovie. Roger (2004).warnerbros. "10:35 I Turn Off Camera 3" – 2:25 6. and Linus is told to wait outside.com/liv/fab/fab27.1169126_11. performed by Ornella Vanoni – 4:35 2. html). 2010. . 225 References [1] "An Uneven 'Twelve'" (http:/ / www.com/work/289385) at Allmovie Ocean's Twelve (http://www.com/title/tt0349903/) at the Internet Movie Database Ocean's Twelve (http://www.. Rusty asks Linus: "Kashmir?". com/ wp-dyn/ content/ article/ 2004/ 12/ 10/ AR2005033114889. "Ocean's Twelve" (http:/ / rogerebert.com/flash. usatoday. "Three 8 Bar Drum Loops" – 1:02 (hidden track) There is also a reference to Kashmir.S. Matsui takes offence to this. com/ apps/ pbcs. "The Real Story" – 2:55 15. Retrieved 2008-09-07. [2] Ansen. Retrieved May 20. Newsweek. suntimes. "L'appuntamento" by Roberto Carlos. Partie" by Roland Vincent – 2:59 4. "Explosive Corrosive Joseph" by John Schroeder – 2:33 13. during the meeting between Rusty.D. "$165 Million + Interest" (into) "The Round Up" – 5:43 3. "Stealing the Stock" (into) "Le Renard de Nuit" – 4:53 10.rottentomatoes.dailyscript. "L. 2004. Stephen Hunter. Entertainment Weekly. html). "Lifting the Building" – 2:34 5. "7/29/04 The Day Of" – 3:11 11. All songs by David Holmes. Claudia (2004). com/ life/ movies/ reviews/ 2004-12-09-oceans-12_x. "Style Over Substance". "Ascension to Virginity" was taken from the 1968 movie Candy where it likewise appeared in the epilogue -.the version on the soundtrack is the full length version from the Candy soundtrack LP. [5] "The worst movie sequels ever .00.pdf) 1897 Imperial Coronation Egg by Carl Faberge (http://andrejkoymasky. Erasmo Carlos and Bruno Lauzi.com/m/oceans_twelve/) at Rotten Tomatoes Ocean's Twelve Script (early draft) (http://www.com. "Lazy [Album Version]" by Yellow Hammer – 4:30 12.com/scripts/oceans-12_roughdraft1. External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://oceans12. "Forecast for 'Ocean's': Splashy and very cool" (http:/ / www. 144 (24):63 [3] Puig. "Crepuscolo sul mare" by Piero Umiliani – 2:44 7. Retrieved August 3.html) . Matsui and Danny (who speak an incoherent language code that Linus cannot understand). The Washington Post. htm) [4] Ebert.imdb.

.''Hostage (film)'' 226 Hostage (film) Hostage Promotional poster Directed by Produced by Florent Emilio Siri • • • • • Mark Gordon Arnold Rifkin Bruce Willis Bob Yari David Wally Written by Starring Doug Richardson Robert Crais (novel) • • • • Bruce Willis Kevin Pollak Ben Foster Jonathan Tucker Music by Alexandre Desplat Cinematography Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Richard Byard Olivier Gajan Miramax March 9. In the novel. The film's plot is roughly the same as the novel. 2005 (Philippines) March 11. the main difference is that a complicated subplot involving the Mafia was removed and the ages of the first group of hostage-takers was lowered slightly. 2005 113 minutes United States English $52 million $77. The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais. a crime overlord whose influence reaches throughout the entire West Coast.944. Smith's employer is Sonny Benza.725 [1] Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Hostage is a 2005 thriller film with Bruce Willis that was directed by Florent Emilio Siri. and was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson.

''Hostage (film)'' 227 Plot Former SWAT officer Jeff Talley is a hostage negotiator in Los Angeles. Dennis pistol-whips Walter. He and Walter Smith then go to the inn where Talley's wife and daughter are being held hostage by the Watchman and other masked men. Dennis and Kevin are ready to go. Talley runs through the barricaded door and finds the man and his wife dead. with whom he was apparently infatuated. knocking him out. She and her brother flee. but is shot in the side by the only surviving agent. Talley learns that Mars is a serial killer. in Smith's house after a failed robbery attempt. In the boy's room he finds the son. Talley gives him the DVD. who dies in front of him. set free by Talley and grateful for his own family being saved. who could turn on the hostages and his own accomplices at any moment. Smith. lighting himself on fire and vanishing in a pillar of flame. He was preparing to turn over a batch of important encrypted files (recorded on a DVD) when he was taken hostage. Talley is told to return to the hostage scene and stall for time until the organization can launch its own attack against Smith's house. Mars then shoots Dennis. destroying his patrol car. Mars begins to kill the majority of the fake FBI agents using his pistol and multiple Molotov Cocktails. Talley attempts to rescue the seriously injured officer. distracting the agent long enough to be killed by Talley. just when Kevin is about to release the kids to the police. Talley finds himself in another hostage situation. A year after the incident. and their mysterious accomplice Marshall "Mars" Krupcheck take hostage Walter Smith and his two children. Talley evacuates the hostages. The brothers die in each other's arms. They lock themselves in the house's panic room. He offers half to Talley to help Dennis and Kevin (but not Mars) escape. Talley is negotiating with a man who has taken his wife and son hostage after learning she has been cheating on him. The agent tracks down Talley and the children. grabs his father's gun and talks to Talley on Jennifer's cell phone. He makes eye contact with Jennifer. This leaves Talley emotionally scarred. Mars reappears. Dennis has his partners Mars and Kevin tie up the kids. Traumatized and unwilling to put himself through yet another life-or-death situation. There are three gunshots in the house. who passes away in Talley's arms. Mars throws a Molotov Cocktail at Talley. Dennis comes to Kevin's side and assumes the cops killed him. Talley hears the children screaming as they flee. This allows Talley to kill the other masked gunmen. He collapses to his knees. To protect such incriminating evidence from discovery. Two teenagers. a teenager and a young child. The syndicate sends fake FBI agents to recover the DVD and they storm the house. Thomas escapes. shoots the Watchman in the head. Dennis picks the money and Kevin is even more upset so he grabs the bags full of money and empties them on the floor so Dennis punches him.demanding him to make a decision: it's either him or Mars. Kevin is upset that his older brother picked Mars over him and confronts Dennis. Dennis and his brother Kevin. then finds a large amount of cash. the syndicate orders someone known only as the Watchman to kidnap Talley's wife and daughter. The first officer to respond. weakened by the wounds in his torso and blood loss. Talley denies a SWAT commander's request to give snipers the green light to take out the suspect. Smith has been laundering money for a mysterious criminal syndicate through offshore shell corporations. Mars prepares to throw the last bomb and kill everyone in the room. Mars is stabbed in the cheek by Jennifer. . The police bring a helicopter. He moves with his family to become police chief in Bristo Camino. Talley hands authority over to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and leaves. in fact. a (fictional) peaceful suburban hamlet in Ventura County. demanding to be given the encrypted DVD. is brutally shot twice by Mars just before Talley and a fellow officer arrive. California. but the chopper is for three people and Mars won't leave without Jennifer. then drops the Molotov Cocktail. Talley's family is safe. Carol Flores. Mars dies. Mars does. kill Kevin.

[3] Bristo Camino also appears to have influenced the name of an unsigned indie band in Leeds. just east of downtown. Leifitz Jamie McShane as Joe Mack Jimmy Pinchak as Sean Mack Chad Smith as Bobby Knox Production Filming took place in the Malibu area (in western Los Angeles County). Bristo Camino was possibly intended to be a representation of Ojai or Moorpark. between Malibu and Los Angeles. where Willis is the police chief.[2] Vehicles of the fictional Bristo Camino police department and paramedic fire and rescue service are featured heavily in the film. The logo for the Bristo Camino police department features a Black Bear in a mountain setting. is a fictional town in Ventura County. it is revealed that Bristo Camino has a very small police department so Willis requests the assistance of Ventura County Sheriff's Department in order to handle the situation. the main setting of the film. The exterior views of Smith's lavishly appointed house were filmed at a real house in the unincorporated Topanga Canyon area. California.[4] Although being fictional. Roberts as Bob Ridley Art LaFleur as Bill Jorgenson Randy McPherson as Kovak Hector Luis Bustamante as Officer Ruiz Kathryn Joosten as Louise Johnny Messner as Mr. the interior scenes were done on soundstages in Hollywood.''Hostage (film)'' 228 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Police Chief Jeff Talley Kevin Pollak as Walter Smith Jimmy Bennett as Tommy Smith Michelle Horn as Jennifer Smith Ben Foster as Marshall "Mars" Krupcheck Jonathan Tucker as Dennis Kelly Marshall Allman as Kevin Kelly Serena Scott Thomas as Jane Talley Rumer Willis as Amanda Talley Kim Coates as The Watchman Robert Knepper as Wil Bechler Tina Lifford as Deputy Sherrif Laura Shoemaker Ransford Doherty as Officer Mike Anders Marjean Holden as Officer Carol Flores Michael D. Bristo Bay is the name of Bristo Camino in the original 2001 Robert Crais novel. The movie's opening scenes were filmed in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Bristo Camino. England. . and has since seen use in clothing items and memorabilia. As the drama unfolds in the movie. Jones Glenn Morshower as Lt.

com/ California/ slides/ Bristo Camino. rottentomatoes.[1] Home media Hostage was released on DVD June 21.[7] Ty Burr of the Boston Globe gave the film 2 stars out of 4. boston.[6] Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of 4.939 at the box office in the United States and a total international gross of $77. Flixster. script-o-rama.[5] Rotten Tomatoes' selected top critics gave the film a score of 17% based on 36 reviews. Retrieved 2010-05-30.944. com/ movie_scripts/ h/ hostage-script-transcript-bruce-willis. Flixster. dll/ article?AID=/ 20050310/ REVIEWS/ 50301003/ 1023 3/4 stars [8] 2005-03-11 http:/ / www. Rotten Tomatoes. "Hostage (2005)" (http:/ / www. channel4.imdb. html) Collectors site image of Bristo Comino PD badge (http:/ / waltruch. com/ movies/ ?id=hostage. rottentomatoes. [7] 2005-03-11 Roger Ebert Hostage http:/ / rogerebert.639.''Hostage (film)'' 229 Reception Critical response Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 36% based on 152 reviews. com/ apps/ pbcs. suntimes. amazon. com/ movies/ display?display=movie& id=7430 2/4 stars [9] http:/ / www. .com/title/tt0340163/) at the Internet Movie Database . Retrieved 2010-05-30. com/ m/ 1141099-hostage/ ). com/ music/ myband/ BristoCamino) "Hostage (2005)" (http:/ / www. .[8] Box office The film earned $34. htm Hostage film script (http:/ / www. 2005. com/ m/ 1141099-hostage/ ?critic=creamcrop). com/ Hostage-Bruce-Willis/ dp/ B0009ETCUQ External links • Hostage (http://www. html) Channel 4 Music website profile of Bristo Camino (http:/ / www.725.[9] See also • 2005 in film References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] http:/ / boxofficemojo. Rotten Tomatoes.

753. 2005 124 minutes 147 minutes (Extended cut) United States English $40 million $158.''Sin City (film)'' 230 Sin City (film) Sin City Theatrical release poster Directed by Frank Miller Robert Rodriguez Quentin Tarantino (Special Guest Director) Elizabeth Avellan Frank Miller Robert Rodriguez Frank Miller Bruce Willis Mickey Rourke Clive Owen Jessica Alba Benicio del Toro Brittany Murphy Elijah Wood Rosario Dawson Jaime King Nick Stahl John Debney Graeme Revell Robert Rodriguez Produced by Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Robert Rodriguez Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Followed by Robert Rodriguez Troublemaker Studios Dimension Films April 1.820 Sin City 2 [1] .

Marv kills the priest after he insults Goldie. Elijah Wood. which focuses on a street war between a group of prostitutes and a group of mercenaries. shoots Hartigan in the back. Marv goes to Old Town. He flees the frame-up. Mickey Rourke. Marv finds out that Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark (Rutger Hauer) arranged for Goldie's murder. Hartigan catches up and shoots off Junior's ear. who has bribed the police to cover up his son's crimes. hand. Benicio del Toro.[2] is a 2005 crime thriller film written. now recovered. and That Yellow Bastard. The film was screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in-competition and won the Technical Grand Prize for the film's "visual shaping". He learns that the killer's name is Kevin (Elijah Wood) and escapes. as well as several henchmen. Sin City's prostitute-run red-light district. The Big Fat Kill. about a man who embarks on a brutal rampage in search of his one-time sweetheart's killer. but is attacked by a woman who looks like Goldie. Bob leaves and Nancy lies down in Hartigan's lap. to learn more about Goldie and is captured by her twin sister. Bob (Michael Madsen) tries to convince Hartigan to walk away. produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. also known as Frank Miller's Sin City. who had been stalking him and the attacker who Marv dismissed as .[3] [4] 231 Plot The Customer Is Always Right (Part 1) The Salesman (Josh Hartnett) walks onto a penthouse balcony where The Customer (Marley Shelton) looks out over Basin City. Brittany Murphy. which rendered most of the film in black and white but retained or added coloring for select objects. Junior shoots Hartigan in the shoulder and tries to escape. Clive Owen. Jaime King. among others. after the squad is killed. which follows an aging police officer who protects a young woman from a grotesquely disfigured serial killer. He says he’ll never know what she was running from but that he’ll cash her check in the morning. Marv (Mickey Rourke) awakens to find Goldie (Jaime King) has been killed while he slept. Lucille (Carla Gugino). which he dismisses as a hallucination. Wendy (the leader of the prostitutes). As the sirens approach. and Nick Stahl. Marv goes to the Roark family farm and is subdued by the silent stalker who killed Goldie. Bob. That Yellow Bastard (Part 1) On the docks of Sin City. she dies in his arms. He awakens in the basement to find Lucille has been captured after looking into his story. fighting off the pain caused by his bad heart.''Sin City (film)'' Sin City. vowing to avenge her death. The film is primarily based on three of Miller's works: The Hard Goodbye. She tells Marv that the killer is a cannibal and that Goldie was a prostitute. and genitals. aging police officer John Hartigan (Bruce Willis) tries to stop serial child-killer Roark Junior (Nick Stahl) from raping and killing eleven-year-old Nancy Callahan (Makenzie Vega). The Hard Goodbye After a one-night stand. who. gathering particular recognition for the film's unique color processing. Hartigan's partner. reasoning his death is a fair trade for the girl's life. Sin City opened to wide critical and commercial success. Junior is the son of Senator Roark (Powers Boothe). He offers her a cigarette and says that she looks like someone who is tired of running and that he will save her. Lucille is gunned down by the leader of an arriving squad of cops. His parole officer. working up to a corrupt priest (Frank Miller). Hartigan knocks him out. Marv interrogates several informants. The two share a kiss and he shoots her. Hartigan passes out. he has been paid off by Roark Sr. Hartigan heads into the warehouse where Junior is holding Nancy. Rosario Dawson. who reveals that the Roark family was behind the murder. It is a neo-noir based on Miller's graphic novel series of the same name. The film stars Bruce Willis. warns him to give up on this mission. is interrogated by Marv. Jessica Alba.

When Jackie Boy threatens Becky with a gun. After eight years. but activates an explosive he placed inside the head. Marv is taken to a hospital where cops threaten to kill his mother to get him to confess to killing Roark. Again. Jackie Boy flees to Old Town. destroying it before it can be taken to the cops for evidence. also witnesses the scene. not knowing he is being followed by a deformed. . yellow man. and their victims. they will die. Dwight (Clive Owen) violently warns him to leave Shellie alone. He receives a weekly letter from Nancy. Hartigan commits suicide to ensure Nancy's safety. their truce with the prostitutes would end and the mob would be free to wage war on Old Town. Dwight takes the bodies to a tar pit. Becky has been threatened with the death of her mother by the mob and has betrayed the prostitutes. if he tells anyone the truth. She and Marv return to the farm where Marv kills Kevin. the prostitutes' leader and Dwight's on-and-off lover. The mob is moving to invade with Manute leading. revealing himself as Junior Roark. a young prostitute. They realize Jackie Boy is actually Detective Lieutenant Jonathan "Iron Jack" Rafferty of the Sin City police. Kevin was the cardinal's ward. the two men ate the prostitutes to consume their souls. Hartigan goes to jail. the deformed man returns. The other prostitutes gun down the mercenaries while an injured Becky escapes. Kevin. He eventually finds her at Kadie's Bar. Manute (Michael Clarke Duncan). Dwight follows and sees them harass Becky (Alexis Bledel). He nearly drowns in the tar before Miho saves him. the letters stop and he receives a severed finger instead. Miho (Devon Aoki). he justifies his life for Nancy's as a fair trade. A grateful Nancy promises to write letters every week while he is in prison.''Sin City (film)'' a hallucination. where she has become an erotic dancer. He realizes he was set up to lead the yellow man to Nancy and the two escape in Nancy's car. the head mercenary. where he is attacked by Irish mercenaries of the mob. Knowing that Senator Roark will never stop hunting them. The mercenaries run away in the sewer with Jackie Boy's severed head but Dwight and Miho are able to retrieve it and return to Old Town. Hartigan confesses to all charges leading to his parole and searches for an adult Nancy (Jessica Alba). He eventually convinces her that he is not the killer. Meanwhile. That Yellow Bastard (Part 2) Hartigan is recovering in a hospital when Senator Roark informs him that Junior is in a coma and the Roark legacy is in serious jeopardy. disfigured by years of surgery to regenerate his body parts. 232 The Big Fat Kill Shellie (Brittany Murphy) is being harassed by her abusive ex-boyfriend Jackie Boy (Benicio del Toro). though he refuses to confess. Marv kills the cardinal but is captured by his guards. Hartigan will be framed for Junior's crimes. Hartigan follows and fakes a heart attack. Hiding at a hotel. Gail (Rosario Dawson). who confesses his part in the murders. He confronts Cardinal Roark. Dwight trades Jackie Boy’s head in exchange for Gail. considered a "hero cop" by the press. He is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Wendy visits him on death row and thanks him for avenging her sister. kidnaps Gail. If the cops learn how he died. as promised. giving him a chance to kill Junior. kills Jackie Boy and his friends. Her current boyfriend. Junior attacks Hartigan and takes Nancy to the Roark farm to finish what he started eight years before. Marv is executed the next day. a martial arts expert.

Cast Notable roles: Organized by the story in which they primarily appear. The Customer Is Always Right • Josh Hartnett as The Salesman. Her fate is never revealed. as she abruptly ends the call with her mother. Narrating the scene. he says that if you turn the right corner in Sin City. He offers her a cigarette. known in the screenplay as "The Man". John Hartigan Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan Nick Stahl as Roark Junior/Yellow Bastard Powers Boothe as Senator Roark Michael Madsen as Bob Makenzie Vega as Young Nancy Callahan Jude Ciccolella as Liebowitz Rick Gomez as Klump Nick Offerman as Shlubb Mickey Rourke (cameo) as Marv The Big Fat Kill That Yellow Bastard . Jack "Jackie Boy" Rafferty Rosario Dawson as Gail Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute Alexis Bledel as Becky Devon Aoki as Miho Brittany Murphy as Shellie Patricia Vonne as Dallas Nicky Katt (cameo) as Stuka Bruce Willis as Det. you can find anything. talking on a cell phone with her mother. In the elevator she encounters The Salesman. Lt. • Marley Shelton as The Customer • Alexis Bledel (cameo) as Becky The Hard Goodbye • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mickey Rourke as Marv Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy Carla Gugino as Lucille Elijah Wood as Kevin Rutger Hauer as Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark Jason Douglas as Hitman Frank Miller as Priest Clive Owen (cameo) as Dwight McCarthy Brittany Murphy (cameo) as Shellie Jessica Alba (cameo) as Nancy Callahan Rosario Dawson (cameo) as Gail Alexis Bledel (cameo) as Becky Clive Owen as Dwight McCarthy Benicio del Toro as Det. calling her by name.''Sin City (film)'' 233 The Customer Is Always Right (Part 2) An injured Becky departs from a hospital.

While the use of a green screen has become quite standard for special effects filming. and Elijah Wood's white glasses. Jaime King's red dress and blonde hair. Miller did not want to release the film rights. Rodriguez. as in film noir tradition. not an adaptation". and Immortel (Ad Vitam)—to be shot primarily on a digital backlot. Digital backlot This is one of the first films—along with Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. the use of high-definition digital cameras is quite noteworthy in the production of this film. 2004. • The hospital corridor in the epilogue. Mickey Rourke's red blood. has used similar techniques in the past. Three sets were constructed by hand: • Kadie's Bar. Alexis Bledel's blue eyes and red blood. Casshern. that allowed for the artificial backgrounds (as well as some major foreground elements. 300. Much of the blood in the film also has a striking glow to it. and red lips.[5] In hopes of convincing Miller to give the project his blessing. Although the first shot of walking feet was done on greenscreen.[6] he recalled Rodriguez's speech during production of Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams: "This is the future! You don't wait six hours for a scene to be lighted. as a result. an aficionado of cinematic technology. which was shot on film. The background becomes artificial again when the interior of the elevator is shown. the corridor in the next shot is real. . and Miller was very happy with the results. Rodriguez flew Miller into Austin to be present at this test shooting. was eager to adapt Sin City for the screen. but also to make it appear more like the original comic. such as cars) to be added later during the post-production stage. In critic Roger Ebert's review of the film. The front door and kitchen are real. Colorization is used on certain subjects in a scene.[5] Rodriguez. This footage was later used as the opening scene for the completed film. Marley Shelton's green eyes. red dress. while bathroom and corridors are artificial. Principal shooting Principal photography began on March 29. This technique also means that the whole film was initially shot in full color. • Shellie's apartment. Several of the scenes were shot before every actor was currently signed-on. The combination of these two techniques makes Sin City (along with Sky Captain. a long-time fan of the graphic novels. Nick Stahl's yellow face and body. His plan was to make a fully authentic adaptation. Michael Clarke Duncan's golden eye. which was produced the same way) one of the few fully digital. The film was color-corrected digitally and. and make a "translation. such as Devon Aoki's red-and-blue clothing. This was done not only to give a more film-noir look. several stand-ins were used before the actual actors were digitally added into the film during post-production. Clive Owen's red Converse shoes and Cadillac. You want a light over here. follow the source material closely. treated for heightened contrast so as to more clearly separate blacks and whites. live-action motion pictures.''Sin City (film)'' • Elijah Wood (cameo) as Kevin • Brittany Murphy (cameo) as Shellie • Carla Gugino (special edition) as Lucille 234 Production Proof of concept After his experience with Hollywood on the third RoboCop film. Rutger Hauer's green eyes. The film employed the Sony HDC-950 high-definition digital camera. having the actors work in front of a green screen. This technique was used again on another Frank Miller adaptation. where all of the major characters make an appearance at least once and also the only location in which all objects are in color. Rodriguez shot a "proof of concept" adaptation of the Sin City story "The Customer is Always Right" (starring Josh Hartnett and Marley Shelton). and was converted to black-and-white. fearing a similar result.

Rodriguez. Scott.. William Arnold of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer described it as a celebration of "helpless people being tortured. rape and misogyny. Yes. "Really. He applauds the fact Rodriguez "has rendered a "scenes depicting castration. These scenes were later added in the release of the Sin City Collectors DVD. and brilliant. decided to resign from the Guild so that the joint credit could remain. which also split the books into the 4 separate stories. there will be no reason for anyone to make a comic-book film ever again. argued that "Something is missing – something human. murder. Sin City is their movie. removal of some nudity. new colorized objects. criticizing it for a lack of "humanity". unlike most other comic book adaptations. Don't let the movies fool you: Roger Rabbit was guilty. You want a nuclear submarine. I kept thinking of those clean-cut young American guards at Abu Ghraib. Rodriguez first planned to give Miller full credit. you make one out of thin air and put your characters into it. Despite having no previous directorial background. When the Directors Guild of America refused to allow two directors that were not an established team to be credited (especially since Miller had never directed before). Miller and Rodriguez worked as a team directing the rest of the film. Rodriguez felt that they should both be credited as directors on the film."[12] Other critics focused on especially negative elements: New York Times critic Manohla Dargis claimed that the directors' "commitment to absolute unreality and the absence of the human factor" made it "hard to get pulled into the story on any level other than the visceral". and Quentin Tarantino. Rodriguez stated that he considered the film to be "less of an adaptation than a translation". stating that "the problem is.[5] As a result. O.. Miller would not accept this. as he certainly could not have done it without Rodriguez. slightly edited violence." The film was noted throughout production for Rodriguez's plan to stay faithful to the source material. and minor deleted scenes.[14] In a more lighthearted piece focusing on the progression of movies and the origins of Sin City. decapitation.''Sin City (film)'' you grab a light and put it over here. Reception Critical response The film opened on April 1. there is no screenwriting in the credits. fellow Times critic A. That is exactly the mentality Rodriguez is celebrating here."[6] Online critical reaction was particularly strong: James Berardinelli placed the film on his list of the ten best films of 2005. Because of this (and the fact that Miller's original books were used as storyboards). uncompromising and extreme. Rodriguez. Credit is given for Rodriguez's "scrupulous care and obvious love for its genre influences" but Dargis notes "it's a shame the movie is kind of a bore" where the private experience of reading a graphic novel does not translate. also refusing to take full credit.[8] Several critics including Ebert compared the film favorably to other comic book adaptations. Miller was substantially involved in the direction of the film. providing direction to the actors on their motivations and what they needed to bring to each scene.[10] Critic Chauncey Mabe of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel wrote.[7] Roger Ebert awarded the film four stars. receiving a 78% "Certified Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. torture. simply "Based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller". describing it as "a visualization of the pulp noir imagination. identifying Who Framed Roger Rabbit as its chief cinematic predecessor. There were several minor changes. Miller and Rodriguez have pushed the form as far as it can possibly go. the last for directing one scene in the film." with regards to the increasing use of digitisation within movies to replace the human elements. this is his private experience. not ours"."[11] There were several reviews predominantly focused on the film's more graphic content."[13] . particularly Batman[9] and Hulk. such as dialogue trimming. 235 Credits Three directors received credit for Sin City: Miller. 2005 to largely positive reviews.

but is now available at most retailers in the UK. Shortly after. and Rodriguez won the Technical Grand Prize for the visual shaping of the film. In October 2007. the film grossed $84. 2008 a Blu-ray edition. sin without guilt and. Bonus material included an audio commentary with director Rodriguez and Miller. The single-disc edition was released with four different slipcovers to choose from and featured a "Behind-the-Scenes" documentary. 2009. HMV stores had limited quantities of the four slipcases. Extended. It is a 2-disc edition featuring both the Theatrical and the "Recut. 2005.''Sin City (film)'' gorgeous world of silvery shadows that updates the expressionist cinematography of postwar noir" but bemoans that several elements of "old film noirs has been digitally broomed away". which is region free. 2005.uk released another limited edition which housed the film. the special edition DVD was released.1 million against its $40 million negative cost. dropping over fifty percent.6 million. On October 21. The film saw a sharp decline in its second weekend. defeating fellow opener Beauty Shop by more than twice its opening take. death without grief. featuring both the 124-minute theatrical release. in a hard case. Although it does not feature the reproduction of "The Hard Goodbye" book. Then.[1] Awards and honors Mickey Rourke won awards from the Academy of Science Fiction. Extended" edition (this edition restored edited and deleted scenes that were missing from the theatrical edition). a commentary with Rodriguez and Tarantino. 2009 a US Blu-ray Disc release was confirmed for April 23. the Recut. The initial Region 2 release only features a 7-minute featurette on the movie.7 million. along with the 147-minute "Recut. Ultimately. Unrated. for a worldwide total from theater receipts of $158. the same DVD/book package was released in a limited edition giftbox with a set of Sin City playing cards and a small stack of Sin City poker chips not available anywhere else. The film was in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. and the three books it is based on. Chicago Film Critics Association. Amazon. ultimately. and the Irish Film and Television Awards for his performance. Also included were various behind-the-scenes documentaries and features. as well as a pocket-sized version of the graphic novel "The Hard Goodbye". was released by Alliance in Canada. the film ended its North American run with a gross of $74. Extended" versions of the film. Online Film Critics Society. known as the "Recut.[3] Home media The Region 1 DVD was released on August 16. it does come in Steelbook packaging. on December 13. Unrated. and a third commentary featuring the recorded "audience reaction" at the Austin.[15] 236 Box office Sin City grossed $29. The Special Edition was a two-disc set. Fantasy & Horror Films. This version of the movie was initially exclusive to HMV stores. Texas Premiere. Unrated" edition.1 million on its opening weekend. Extended. Overseas. . and Unrated edition was finally released in the UK. resulting instead in a movie that "offers sensation without feeling.co. novelty without surprise". On January 29.

In a December 4. pending details of production.[18] A subsequent article that month said that Jolie.[19] Miller in November 2007 said without explaining that delays in producing Sin City 2 would lead to a Sin City 3 as well. and "That Yellow Bastard") were each scored by an individual composer: Revell scored "Goodbye". including the promotional trailers and television spots.[31] . 2009.[28] With the death of Brittany Murphy in December 2009. Miller stated that. Rodriguez stated that his plan is to start working on Sin City 2 after the completion of Spy Kids 4. it is unsure if the character Shellie will be recast or written out of the sequel. 2008 interview. Dawson mentioned that Rodriguez was still planning on making Sin City 2 very soon and that the film will honor Brittany Murphy's role in the series in some form. mostly due to Rodriguez's involvement with a scheduled remake of Barbarella. "Sensemayá" by Silvestre Revueltas is also used on the end sequence of "That Yellow Bastard". 2008. Weinstein lawyer Bert Fields quickly denied this. "The Big Fat Kill". Miller stated that he and Rodriguez are very close to beginning production. Rumours indicate that Johnny Depp will play the lead. Any suggestion to the contrary is complete hogwash. He also mentioned that the character Hartigan (Bruce Willis) could potentially reappear in the sequel. Debney scored "Kill". as well as being featured on the film's DVD menus. Additionally. Salma Hayek. who played Gail.[23] Rourke confirmed that he would return as Marv. 2009. MTV News reported that the script was indeed finished and would shoot sometime in 2009. the first film was strictly based on his graphic novels.[20] Miller has confirmed that he and Rodriguez have completed a script.''Sin City (film)'' 237 Soundtrack Original music was composed by Rodriguez as well as John Debney and Graeme Revell. it was reported that The Weinstein Company had lost the rights to the prequel.[30] In November 2010. as Shellie plays a significant role in A Dame to Kill For and appears in the short story Blue Eyes. saying: "TWC's rights to produce sequels to Sin City remain intact as they always have been. The three main stories in the film ("The Hard Goodbye".[21] On September 19. he and Rodriguez could begin shooting "as soon as April". and Rodriguez scored "Bastard".[20] with Rodriguez saying the third film would adapt Miller's Hell and Back story featuring the character Wallace. Unlike the first film it will include new material by filmmaker Frank Miller. Prequels and sequels Sin City 2 is a proposed prequel to Sin City. Miller said in early 2007 it would be based on A Dame to Kill For."[26] [27] In October 2009. Rodriguez co-scored with the other two composers on several tracks.[29] In October 2010. Fluke's track "Absurd" is also used when Hartigan first enters Kadie's. and Rose McGowan have "been tipped to play" the role. producer Stephen L'Heureux of Solipsist Films said Sin City 2 would go into production sometime in the second half of 2010.[22] Dawson confirmed Miller's news of an April start as well as her reprisal of Gail.[25] On April 7. He also stated that there is a possibility that the “Hell & Back” storyline from Miller’s original books could show up in Sin City 2.[24] On January 30. Another notable piece of music used was the instrumental version of the song "Cells" by the London-based alternative group The Servant. which ties directly into A Dame To Kill For and would likely feature into any sequel based on that story arc.[17] Rosario Dawson. potentially by including stock footage from the first film. said in March 2006 that Rodriguez "has been interested in Angelina Jolie for the lead". The song was heavily featured in the film's publicity.[16] Production on the film has been delayed.

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(http:/ / splashpage. rottentomatoes. html?ex=1271995200& en=83f36c443f1c41eb& ei=5088& partner=rssnyt& emc=rss). Maitland. 2005 (http:/ / rogerebert. Entertainment Weekly. "Jolie Eyed For Sin 2" (http:/ / www. . The New York Times. 2006 [20] "Frank Miller Confirms Sin City 3" (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ news/ articles/ 1527380/ story. com/ m/ comic_con_2007/ news/ 1657014/ ). . com/ Review. html). com/ movies/ ?id=sincity. [24] Mackay. [17] Weinberg. php?option=com_content& task=view& id=5886& Itemid=99). html). rottentomatoes. com/ m/ sin_city/ ) at Rotten Tomatoes [8] James Berardinelli. php?id=4248)." (http:/ / www. suntimes. "How Rourke fought back from the edge" (http:/ / www. com/ apps/ pbcs.''Sin City (film)'' 238 References Notes [1] "Sin City" (http:/ / www. 2007. au/ articles/ 2005/ 07/ 18/ 1121538902049. com/ scifiwire/ index. org/ web/ 20070225084539/ http:/ / www. worstpreviews. com/ scifiwire/ index. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4278140/ year/ 2005. 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Quicktime) (http://images.suntimes.dll/article?AID=/ 20050331/REVIEWS/50322001/1023) • Frank Miller`s Sin city & 300 & Spirit (http://sincity. click "Extended Audio") (http://www. • An extensive interview with Miller and Rodriguez (59:39 minutes.apple.''Sin City (film)'' 239 External links • • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www.imdb.html) • IGN UK interview with Frank Miller (http://movies.com/wiki/Main_Page) Sin City Trailer 1 (14.5 MB.ign. org/templates/story/story.com/work/303869) at Allmovie Sin City (http://www.boxofficemojo.metacritic.com/articles/600/600908p1.com) Sin City (http://www.com/film/titles/sincity) at Metacritic Sin City Wiki (http://sincity.npr.net) – Database articles.kryspin.com/node/10) • Peter Sanderson's indepth analysis of the film (http://comics.wikia. html?RSSwhen2008-12-04_061400&RSSid=935585) Alpha Dog Alpha Dog Promotional poster Directed by Produced by Written by Nick Cassavetes Paul Ralph Nick Cassavetes .com/movies/?id=sincity.com/articles/935/935585p1. mov) Reviews and interviews • Roger Ebert's original review of Sin City (http://rogerebert. images and other files about Frank Millers and his comics adaptation.com/apps/pbcs.com/title/tt0401792/) at the Internet Movie Database Sin City (http://www.ign.allmovie.sincitythemovie.htm) at Box Office Mojo Sin City (http://www.php?storyId=4569989) • The spoilers alternate DVD commentary of Sin City (http://spoilerspodcast.com/movies/miramax/sin_city/sin_city_m480.

It tells the story of Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch). Justin Timberlake. After a failed attempt at asking for the money from his parents. with a wide release the following year on January 12. California and his circle of friends. 2006. The film demonstrates internal gang dynamics and social context that contribute to the events leading to kidnapping and murder. first screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27. supplies his son with marijuana. Anton Yelchin with Harry Dean Stanton. Ben Foster. 2007 (wide release) 124 minutes (Sundance Film Festival) 122 minutes (wide release) United States English $32.''Alpha Dog'' Starring Emile Hirsch Justin Timberlake Dominique Swain Bruce Willis Shawn Hatosy Olivia Wilde Sharon Stone Ben Foster Amanda Seyfried Anton Yelchin Fernando Vargas Aaron Zigman 240 Music by Cinematography Robert Fraisse Editing by Studio Alan Heim Sidney Kimmel Entertainment A-Mark Entertainment Alpha Dog LLC VIP 2 Medienfonds Universal Pictures United States: January 27. Johnny owns his own house where he holds meetings and parties. Olivia Wilde. from which Johnny makes a fortune dealing and selling. The film is based on the true story of the kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz and related events in 2000.[2] The film stars Emile Hirsch. which includes Frankie Ballenbacher (Justin Timberlake). 2007. he goes over to Johnny's house . a young drug dealer in Claremont. Tiko "TKO" Martinez (Fernando Vargas) and Elvis Schmidt (Shawn Hatosy). Plot Alpha Dog is a movie based on events that took place in 2000 and characters are given fictional names. who owes Johnny a $1. 2006 (Sundance Film Festival) January 12. Shawn Hatosy. Amanda Seyfried. The film starts with an interviewer talking to Sonny about his son. Olivia (Sharon Stone) and Butch (David Thornton) Mazursky. Sharon Stone and Bruce Willis. Sonny tells the story.141. It portrays the involvement of Jesse James Hollywood.561 [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Gross revenue Alpha Dog is a crime drama film written and directed by Nick Cassavetes.200 drug debt. The film is set in November 1999. Another associate of the gang is Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster). Johnny's father. a young middle-class drug dealer in California. Johnny. Sonny Truelove (Bruce Willis).

Alma (Amber Heard). Zack meets some of Frankie's friends. Olivia and Butch do everything they can to find Zack. Frankie suggests that they can "grease the kid". throwing him into the van. and their attorney confront him about the kidnapping.. this will all be over. Sonny is furious with his son. Meanwhile. a young druggie. including Keith Stratten (Chris Marquette). His lawyer tells him that Johnny is looking at 25 years to life in prison for his actions if Zack rats them out. Zack. or offer Zack money for him to keep his mouth shut. and his godfather. Zack loses his virginity when he has sex with Julie and her girlfriend. Johnny becomes increasingly paranoid about the situation and he calls Jake with the intent of explaining the situation. Johnny hangs up and calls his lawyer and explains the situation as a hypothetical scenario involving a 'friend'. Elvis instead takes Keith and they go to a remote location in the hills to dig a grave. finds out about Zack. Johnny interrupts and politely asks Julie to leave the room. so he can talk to Zack in private. until Frankie tells her the offer Johnny gave him to murder Zack. Johnny gets Jake fired from his job by ratting on him to his boss that Jake is on drugs. the youngest member of the group. Elvis. He offers Zack food. Angela. Frankie tells Susan not to say anything to anyone. Jake tells Johnny that he'll never pay him the money. Elvis tells a disturbed Frankie that they are all looking at life in prison if Zack goes home. High with anxiety. In retaliation. The next morning. The two strike up an unlikely friendship. Susan is the only one who is very concerned about it. who is in deep debt with Johnny. Frankie and Tiko decide to go to Jake personally and collect the money with the threat of violence but Jake is not in. with Johnny there. Susan is hysterical and Frankie tells her Zack will be fine and will go home. Susan is concerned about Zack still being missing and how Frankie needs to bring Zack home. Frankie grows nervous when Johnny hypothetically offers Frankie $2500 to murder Zack and dispose of his body. Elvis is skeptical at first. Taking Frankie's advice of "greasing the kid. Elvis arrives at the hotel and explains to Frankie that Zack is not going home and was ordered by Johnny to have Zack killed. Later that night. Johnny. and the gang are at a party at a hotel. Asks him if everyone is treating him okay. Sonny. while Johnny is thinking about what to do with him." Johnny promises that the next day. saying that Johnny can be locked up and everyone involved will wind up dead. Jake enters a party looking for Johnny. Susan thinks he's being paranoid.v. and thinks it's hot. Cosmo. which he accepts. Zack. resulting in an intense fight between Jake and the party-goers. Johnny approaches Elvis. Meanwhile. reluctantly agrees and the night turns into a party at Frankie's house. That night. During a street fiesta. The next day. and offers to cancel the debt if he agrees to have Zack murdered. Frankie offers him a chance to escape. not wanting to cause any trouble for his brother. Frankie clears the party. When Zack and Julie are about to kiss. A heated argument between the two results in a violent fight that Frankie and the gang break up. and Keith trick Zack into thinking he's going home. When they get back to the hotel. Johnny seems to have made up his mind. and when he learns of Johnny's plan to 241 . Zack stays at Frankie's house for the night and even helps him with his chores. Olivia and Butch learn Jake owes money to "someone". She reluctantly leaves. Julie even refers to him as 'Stolen Boy'.''Alpha Dog'' where Johnny is having a party. Johnny grows concerned and comes over and discusses with Frankie what to do about Zack. yet do nothing as Zack seems cool with everything. breaking his backyard window and defecating on the carpet. Johnny calls Frankie and tells him he's heading over there to bring Zack home. Johnny gives him a MAC-11 automatic-pistol and leaves with his girlfriend. Zack makes little effort to escape. but agrees and they borrow their friend Pick's car. but learns that Jake already suspects it was him who kidnapped Zack and screams that he'll kill Johnny. He thinks Johnny is just spun. Back at the party. which Zack declines. On their way back. Missing Person posters are put up. he hides from Jake. Frankie furiously declines and Johnny claims it was a joke. Frankie is enraged at Elvis. as well as striking up a relationship with Julie (Amanda Seyfried). his dad. Later Johnny calls and falsely tells him that Zack is going home. they stumble upon his brother Zack Mazursky (Anton Yelchin) and decide to kidnap him in broad daylight. Back at Johnny's girlfriend's house. Johnny apologizes to Zack about the kidnapping. not trusting Frankie since he refused the offer. and then sort the whole situation privately with Jake. Frankie sadly agrees and he. and a furious Olivia forces Jake to go look for Zack. It's just Frankie. Even though armed. Johnny. stealing his flat-screen t. Frankie is worried about the situation. Frankie offers him beer and cigarettes. Jake and his gang break into Johnny's house. and Keith. while Frankie. The next day at Zack's home. They all learn of Zack's kidnapping. and angrily tells him he won't let him do it.

A. Johnny is finally found and arrested in Paraguay. He takes Johnny into his house. He thinks Sonny helped Johnny and knows exactly where Johnny is. if proven guilty. and refuses to help him. believing that Elvis and Frankie aren't really going to kill Zack. a panicky Zack asks Frankie what they're really doing.A. After getting a new car. but Elvis is keen on the job he's been given. While Johnny is out getting cigarettes. they all serve their respective sentences: Tiko serving nine years for the kidnapping.A. Realizing something is wrong. Frankie calms Zack down and tells him that he would never hurt him. and he and his girlfriend leave L. She talks candidly about her failed suicide attempts and the loss that she has experienced from her son's murder. She is not convinced with him and goes to the authorities. Johnny hears what happened. Keith turns himself in out of guilt. and Johnny agrees. Zack is not aware of what's going on and is tricked into believing someone's picking him up. Johnny. which Johnny refuses. Tiko is arrested at his house. with FBI agents raiding his house. after over five years of being on the America's Most Wanted list. one of the girls that was with Zack for two days. Text on the screen informs the audience that Johnny is in California awaiting trial. the police find Angela and arrest her. The epilogue shows the aftermath of the crime. 242 Cast . in 2005. He grows a little suspicious when a deeply saddened Keith silently tells Frankie he can't go through with it. an interviewer is asking Sonny how Johnny was able to escape authorities for four years. killing him. reads the paper saying Zack was found dead. Buzz offers to ride Johnny out of the country. after giving Zack a goodbye hug. by Interpol. Frankie serving a seven years to life for special circumstances of aggravated kidnapping. Frankie and Elvis then silently leave. Elvis goes to his friend Pick's house to ask him for a ride out of town. and ties a weeping Zack up with tape. is interviewed. is nowhere to be found. faces the death penalty. he turns around and he was gone.. and Buzz decides to leave him. Frankie tells Elvis that they shouldn't do it. Despite all the cover up. and. the gang members are found and arrested. Frankie is arrested after he finds his dad co-operating with the police. but Frankie reassures him and the three continue walking up the hill. Susan. and meets Cosmo. for New Mexico. Zack sees the grave and begins to break down. After being convicted. he commands that he call it off. Buzz. He is astonished when Elvis violently knocks Zack into the grave with the shovel and then fires at Zack with the pistol. Johnny decides to go back to L. goes to wait in the van. Cosmo said the day Johnny came back to L. Johnny keeps changing his mind. Though they reach the border. however. She confronts Frankie about it and he claims he had nothing to do with it. They think Johnny is lost and confused. Frankie. Soon after. Keith serving at a juvenile facility until the age of 25 for digging Zack's grave and second-degree murder. Meanwhile. Sonny assures that he doesn't know where Johnny is. sobbing and begging Frankie and Elvis to let him go. who is surprised to see him. Olivia. and Buzz grows annoyed. Johnny escapes and hitchhikes a ride to meet his old school friend. Elvis is put on death row for kidnapping Keith and murdering Zack. Cosmo went to the kitchen to grab a sandwich. now suffering from obesity and depression. Back in the present. and. Pick is furious that Elvis and Johnny used his mother's car for the murder. they stop at a motel to plan what to do next. Soon the police arrive and Elvis makes a run for it. Realizing now that there's no going back.''Alpha Dog'' kill Zack. Zack's body is found three days later. Elvis. Eventually. though he is quickly stopped and arrested. Zack and Keith arrive in the hills and begin walking to the grave.

Friend of Rugge. Despite Rugge explaining that he didn't. [4] Skidmore was released in April 2009. Hollywood's friend. and later received 18 [6] months in an Arizona prison. His vehicle was used in the murder of Nick Markowitz. Since released.). a member of Jesse James Hollywood's crew.). 16 at the time. Chas Saulsbury. Jesse James's godfather. a lawyer. Hollywood has since been tried and convicted for the kidnapping and his role in the murder. 19 at the time. 19 at the time. and Nick. 21 years old at the time. 20 at the time. Casey Sheehan. Arrested in 2005. Susan Hartunian Bobby "911" Kaye Alex Solowitz Tiko 'TKO' Martinez Fernando Vargas Angela Holden Buzz Fecske Sonny Truelove Olivia Wilde Lukas Haas Bruce Willis William Skidmore Nine years in state prison for kidnapping and robbery out of a plea bargain. 20 years old at the time. Last met during junior high. 20 at the time. Ryan Hoyt (currently on death row at San Quentin for the murder of Nick Markowitz). Rugge's girlfriend. His petition for parole was denied in 2006. Wanda Haynes Julie Beckley Pick Giaimo Cosmo Gadabeeti Detective Tom Finnegan Sabrina Alma Heather Wahlquist Amanda Seyfried Vincent Kartheiser Harry Dean Stanton Holt McCallany Charity Shea Amber Heard . Ben's fiancée. Officer looking for Hollywood. Jesse Rugge (sentenced to life in prison. 17 at the Time. Served three years in prison for robbery. Hollywood's friend. His van was used in the kidnapping of Nick Markowitz. what happened. Arrested for harboring a fugitive. After reading in the paper that Nick was murdered. Kelly Carpenter (given immunity in exchange for testimony). Nick's girlfriend. she confronted Rugge and asked if he had anything to do with it. 20 at the time. and Jack's best friend. Frankie Ballenbacher Justin Timberlake Elvis Schmidt (Shooter) Jake Mazursky (Elder Half-Brother of Victim) Zack Mazursky (Victim) Olivia Mazursky (Mother of Victim) Keith Stratten Shawn Hatosy Ben Foster Anton Yelchin Nicholas Markowitz (murdered by Ryan Hoyt. Since released. Sharon Stone Susan Markowitz Chris Marquette Dominique Swain Graham Pressley. 17 at the time. Benjamin Markowitz. 20 years old at the time.) Natasha Adams-Young (Given Immunity in Exchange for Her Testimony). 22 years old at the time.) Nick was 15 when he died. for manufacturing the illicit narcotic GHB . (Released from the California Youth Authority in 2007. Michelle Lasher. but the charge was later thrown out in court. the same day son Jesse James was captured in [5] Brazil. he arrested the crew as well as interviewed witnesses. John "Jack" Hollywood Jesse James's father. he in turn called police. for the kidnapping of Nick Markowitz with the possibility of parole after seven years. Arrested. she knew he was lying and she told her father. Hollywood's girlfriend. Second degree murder. John Roberts.''Alpha Dog'' 243 Role Johnny Truelove (leader) Actor Real-Life Counterpart Emile Hirsch Jesse James Hollywood (convicted July 8. In July 2002 tried as an minor and October 2002 as an adult. Jack remained in custody on an outstanding 2002 warrant for a marijuana-related charge. Tried to help Hollywood get out of the country. 2009 of the kidnapping and murder of Nick Markowitz and was [3] sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole . then bailed out. Graham. Brian Affronti joined Hollywood and the crew minutes after they had kidnapped Nick. Served five years in juvie for digging Nick's grave. Arrested for harboring a fugitive (Hollywood).

2010. In addition.[18] . 2006. 2007 after grossing $15. Zonen prosecuted Hollywood’s co-defendants and was poised to prosecute Hollywood. while Justin Timberlake gives a noteworthy performance.[15] the consensus being.[16] Home media Alpha Dog was released on DVD on May 1.[7] [8] On December 20. citing his desire to have Hollywood captured. 2006 that. Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Ronald J. who played her in the movie.[14] The film closed on February 22. evil murder?"[19] Nonetheless. Susan and Jeff Markowitz's reaction Susan Markowitz has attempted to commit suicide three times." and conveying all of it beautifully.''Alpha Dog'' 244 Legal issues During filming.[10] Nonetheless.412. based on Zonen's disclosure of the files and consultant service—he should be recused from further involvement in prosecuting Hollywood. his defense lawyer claimed there was a conflict of interest. 2007. hedonistic teenagers. and the California Court of Appeal for the Second District ruled on October 5. How would any loving parent feel about a Hollywood movie that glamorizes their son's death and allows celebrities to cash in on a brutal. Brazil and subsequently returned to the United States. Susan Markowitz attended the film's release and reportedly was moved by Anton Yelchin's portrayal of her son. Atty. "She is so tortured by what happened that she has tried to take her own life. After Hollywood was captured in Saquarema.115 worldwide over its six-week release.[12] In his opening statement.[17] It was released on the Blu-ray format on July 13.com. "a glossy yet unflinching portrait of violent. It includes a DVD/HD DVD combo package where both forms are included in one box.2 million domestically. the California Supreme Court granted review on the case effectively staying the order to recuse Zonen.775 and was in 7th at the box office. Lynn described Hollywood as "a ruthless coward. Joshua Lynn.036 units sold. Hollywood's trial started May 15. Hollywood's attorney James Blatt tried to block the release of the movie." Up-and-comer Anton Yelchin is praised as "able to bring all of the conflicting emotions of Zack.535 in revenue from 743. and totaled $32.[3] Reception Box office During its opening weekend. 2008. 2009 he was convicted of kidnapping and first-degree murder with special circumstances for which he can face the death penalty.[11] After the delay. DVD sales gathered $12.324.145. Alpha Dog grossed $6.[9] On May 12. After the screening she embraced Sharon Stone. Zonen was replaced as lead prosecution attorney by Deputy Dist. The last thing that either of us want is to see this picture."[13] On July 8. Zonen provided copies of many documents on the case and served as an unpaid consultant to the film.[18] Jeff Markowitz elaborated.[1] Critical response The film received mixed to positive reviews with a 56% rating on rottentomatoes. Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone chew the scenery. 2009 with the defense's opening statements saying Hollywood was not involved with the murder. the California Supreme Court ruled that Zonen should not be recused.

"Elvis Arrested" written by Aaron Zigman 20. pqarchiver.[20] [21] 1. html?dids=1190444621:1190444621& FMT=ABS& FMTS=ABS:FT). Retrieved 2007-01-01. The true-crime `Alpha Dog' becomes a part of the teen murder case it depicts" (http:/ / pqasb. .''Alpha Dog'' 245 Soundtrack Alpha Dog Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Genre Label Producer January 9. signonsandiego. "Bullet & a Target" performed by Citizen Cope 4. independent. 2006. "No Hollywood ending. Gina Cassavetes 13. . com/ news/ 2009/ may/ 21/ hollywoods-day-court/ ). . boxofficemojo. htm?POE=LIFISVA). "Let's Chill" performed by Mic Holden. Los Angeles Times. htm) at Box Office Mojo. [6] Piccalo. com/ latimes/ access/ 1190444621. [3] "Jesse James Hollywood convicted of murder. "Night and Day" performed by Tech N9ne 23. October 5. com/ id/ 16636250/ page/ 2/ ). 2007). kidnapping" (http:/ / www. 2009. "Over the Rainbow" performed by Eva Cassidy 2. March 10. com/ movies/ ?id=alphadog. [5] "Longtime fugitive Jesse James Hollywood captured in Brazil" (http:/ / www. "Cookie Monster" performed by Paul Graham & Paul Bushnell 19. MSNBC. July 8. "Never Give Up" performed by Mic Holden 15. . "Jake Breaks In" performed by Paul Bushnell 5. Gina (January 7. 2007 Rap Milan Aaron Zigman A soundtrack for the film was released by Milan Records on January 1. com/ life/ people/ 2006-10-05-jesse-james-hollywood_x. google. 2005. Retrieved 2009-06-08. Maya & Reneé Rogers 11. Retrieved 2009-06-01. "Winner" performed by Paul Bushnell 10. Associated Press. "At the Site/Driving to the Site" written by Aaron Zigman & Nick Cassavetes 16. [7] "Deputy DA removed from Jesse James Hollywood murder case" (http:/ / www. 2007. The San Diego Union-Tribune. usatoday. Retrieved 2009-06-01. . "Marco Polo" performed by Lowd & Cassie Simone 22. [2] "The real story behind 'Alpha Dog'" (http:/ / www. 2005. com/ hostednews/ ap/ article/ ALeqM5hu3iSLsUJxnynwnEm-W3zarIXxXwD99AJQ400). html). Retrieved 2009-06-01. "Pool Party" performed by Mic Holden 14. May 21. "Dragonfly" performed by Miredys Peguero & Paul Bushnell 12. . Retrieved on 2009-11-07. The Santa Barbara Independent. "Slither" performed by Tech N9ne 8. . msn. "Say Goodbye Hollywood" performed by Eminem References [1] Alpha Dog (http:/ / www. "We Are The Lost" performed by Lawrence Faljean 17. "Enemy and I" performed by Lazarus 3. USA Today. "Basketball" performed by Lowd 18. "Weightlifting" performed by Lowd 21. com/ news/ state/ 20050310-1604-ca-jessejameshollywood. msnbc. "LA LA Land" performed by Tech N9ne feat. 2009. [4] "Hollywood's Day in Court" (http:/ / www. "Caribou Lou" performed by Tech N9ne 6. "Liar" performed by Miredys Peguero & Paul Graham 9. "Revolving" performed by Paul Bushnell 7.

com/ news/ nationworld/ washingtondc/ la-na-scotushollywood21-2008oct21. ___ Cal. com/ m/ alpha_dog/ numbers. com/ movies/ 2007/ ALPHA-DVD.''Alpha Dog'' [8] Hollywood v. 49 Cal.Rotten Tomatoes (http:/ / www. [14] Alpha Dog . [20] Alpha Dog soundtrack information at Milan Records (http:/ / www. . the-numbers. S147954). Retrieved 2009-06-01. rottentomatoes. "Shooting stars" (http:/ / www.rottentomatoes.com. 4th 858. [10] Hollywood v.Movie Reviews. courtinfo. Superior Court. allmusic. Greg (May 15. milanrecords. Pictures . com/ m/ alpha_dog/ ) [16] Anton Yelchin Interview . and Charlie Bartlett (http:/ / movies.com/title/tt0426883/) at the Internet Movie Database Alpha Dog (http://www.htm) at Box Office Mojo Alpha Dog (http://www. Los Angeles Times. com/ results/ index/ index. com/ lanow/ 2009/ 05/ kidnapmurder-trial-opens-for-jesse-james-hollywood.com/work/317023) at Allmovie .imdb. php?release_name=ALPHA_DOG) [21] Alpha Dog soundtrack information at AllMusic (http:/ / www. latimes. com/ hostednews/ ap/ article/ ALeqM5hu3iSLsUJxnynwnEm-W3zarIXxXwD9870HJG3). 2007-01-07. 2008.2900953.Rotten Tomatoes (http:/ / www. ca. [12] Risling. Retrieved 2009-06-01. uk/ film/ 2007/ apr/ 01/ features. gov/ opinions/ revpub/ B188550. Los Angeles Daily News. com/ od/ alphadog/ a/ alphadog042607. [11] "DEFENDANT SUES OVER 'ALPHA DOG' JESSE JAMES HOLLYWOOD SEEKS TO STOP PRETRIAL FILM" (http:/ / moreresults. the True Story. PDF). Trailers. about. . Los Angeles Times. ca. html).com/film/titles/alphadog) at Metacritic Alpha Dog (http://www. courtinfo. com/ news/ Alpha_Dog_Victims_Mother_Attempts_Suicide/ 3611994).Anton Yelchin on Alpha Dog. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 3d 598 (2006). Hollywood. latimes. The Observer. hollywood. Retrieved 2007-01-01.com/) Alpha Dog (http://www. 143 Cal. gov/ opinions/ revpub/ B188550. 2009).boxofficemojo. Rptr. co. [13] "Kidnap-murder trial opens for Jesse James Hollywood" (http:/ / latimesblogs. App. Superior Court (http:/ / www. php [18] Gaby Wood.Movie Reviews. php) [15] Alpha Dog . 2009. PDF) [9] "Jesse James Hollywood appeal turned down by the Supreme Court" (http:/ / www. May 15.com/movies/?id=alphadog. story). guardian. Pictures .com/m/alpha_dog/) at Rotten Tomatoes Alpha Dog (http://www. Sunday 1 April 2007 [19] "'Alpha Dog' Victim's Mother Attempts Suicide" (http:/ / www. htm) [17] http:/ / www. . rottentomatoes.alphadogmovie.allmovie. com/ album/ r947497) 246 External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. . factiva. (http:/ / www. . com/ releases/ releases. "Jesse James Hollywood called coward at trial" (http:/ / www. October 21. October 28. 2006. aspx?ref=LAD0000020061031e2as0001i). Trailers.0. magazine1). Associated Press. google.4th ___ (May 12.metacritic. 2008.

2006. The main characters are played by Bruce Willis. Germany English $ 55.''16 Blocks'' 247 16 Blocks 16 Blocks Promotional movie poster Directed by Produced by Richard Donner Avi Lerner Randall Emmett John Thompson Arnold Rifkin Jim Van Wyck Richard Wenk Bruce Willis Mos Def David Morse Klaus Badelt Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Glen MacPherson Editing by Studio Steven Mirkovich Alcon Entertainment Millenium Films Cheyenne Enterprises Emmett/Furla Films The Donners' Company Equity Pictures Nu Image Sunswept Entertainment Warner Bros. and David Morse.000 $65. (USA) 20th Century Fox (Brazil) Sony Pictures (Australia) March 3. 2006 110 minutes United States . It was released in the United States on March 3.664. Mos Def.000.721 [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue 16 Blocks is a 2006 film directed by Richard Donner and released by Warner Bros. The film is .

finally an old Asian man lets them in. to mend Eddie's wound. Two years later.) with both films being about an alcoholic detective escorting a loud-mouthed witness. Jack remains on the bus but the cops still believe that there are eight more hostages. Frank's team searches the building floor to floor. and leave the trial to him. Eddie changes clothes and describes his dream of opening a bakery. Frank tries to convince Jack it is not worth protecting Eddie. who will testify against others to save himself. they escape behind a barricaded steel door. Jack displays a tape recorder that recorded the conversation Frank and Jack had downstairs. Trapped. Jack asks Eddie to leave. yells for the cops not to shoot. Jack walks down the stairs but finds Frank waiting.m. Jack and Eddie enter an apartment building. After working all night. 248 Plot Jack Mosley is an alcoholic and burned-out NYPD detective. Frank stares miserably as the tape discloses his admission. Security surrounds Jack but he announces he is testifying instead of Eddie. inside Jack reveals to Eddie that he is one of the cops that Eddie was testifying against. and gets back on the bus. Eddie knocks on random doors. but find Frank waiting. a paramedic. Jack and Frank trade shots while discussing old memories. They steal a bus with passengers. Eddie fires the gun but before his execution Jack uses the bar's shotgun and cripples the executor. Both films end with the protagonists driving a city bus through a gauntlet of police officers. Frank Nugent and several other cops. Jack and Eddie run out the back door. Jack calls his sister. Jack stops at a liquor store on the way. and hands it to the prosecuting attorney. including them. his lieutenant orders him to escort Eddie Bunker to testify in front of a grand jury before 10 a. a gunman ambushes the car with Eddie inside. ESU shoots Eddie but him and Jack escape into a building. Jack calls the prosecuting attorney and tells her the address and room number. Jack drives the bus with ESU chasing them into an alley. Eddie sends Jack's grieving sister a cake. ESU shoots the tires immobilizing the bus and creating a hostage situation. His call for backup brings Jack's ex-partner. but the attorney still finds and plays the tape recorder in his pocket. The plot holds a strong resemblance to the story of the Clint Eastwood film The Gauntlet (also from Warner Bros. Frank's man still tries to kill him but a SWAT sniper shoots him. Frank finally loses his cool and lets Jack get into an elevator but orders one of his men upstairs to kill him. . Jack had Eddie take a different route and Eddie is able to sneak up behind Frank and hold him at gunpoint. An alternate ending included on the DVD has Frank's man succeeding in killing Jack. Before ESU storms the bus Jack releases all the passengers while Eddie sneaks off in the confusion. Jack kills the gunman and runs over his partner. After opening his bakery. Jack forces the passengers to cover the windows with newspaper. Frank explains that Eddie is about to testify against a cop. the bus driver admits he was the last passenger. In the apartment. Forced.''16 Blocks'' shot in the "real time" narration method. They go to Jack's regular bar and he kicks everybody out. Jack retrieves his spare handgun from his sister's apartment and disables one of the cops searching for him. Continuing the escort Frank's men chase Jack and Eddie. Jack confronts Frank about their crimes. Eddie sends a letter and photos along with a cake of him and his new bakery (named Eddie and Jack's Good Sign Bakery) listing the names of people who have changed on the cake. they try to flee using a broken elevator. she sends more cops. only to find that the city's police force wants the witness dead. Eddie returns. For his crimes he spent two years in prison before being released. Frank receives Jack's location from a mole but as his men break in they realize it is the wrong apartment. Jack is celebrating his birthday with his sister. At the last second the elevator starts to work. Frank takes Jack's gun and gives it to Eddie. Jack and Eddie ride it up and leave out the front door. Jack limps into the courthouse car park but runs into Frank. Jack has his sister call an ambulance.

shtml 16 Blocks Review .Box office / business (http:/ / www. his endless gabble and Rain Man rambling making it all too easy to sympathise with Willis' world-weary hero.com. Box office In its opening weekend.53 million on rentals. org/ 5hPSEr6cN). The first was Twelve Monkeys in which Morse plays Dr. box office. 16 Blocks is a shopworn entry in the buddy-action genre. It made $65. bbc.[3] According to Box Office Mojo. which was the second-highest earning film of the weekend. htm) on 2009-06-09. it has an 56% rating from critics. he can't make Mos Def's whiny simpleton even halfway likeable.''16 Blocks'' 249 Cast • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Detective Jack Mosley Mos Def as Eddie Bunker David Morse as Detective Frank Nugent Jenna Stern as Diane Mosley Casey Sander as Captain Dan Gruber Jeffrey Kelly as Detective Holland Casting Willis originally wanted rapper Ludacris to play the part of Eddie Bunker..'[6] References [1] "16 Blocks (2006)" (http:/ / www. . rottentomatoes. com/ title/ tt0450232/ business) [4] '16 Blocks' Gets Clocked by 'Madea' (http:/ / www. Try as he might.6 million worldwide. com/ news/ ?id=2020) [5] "''Rotten Tomatoes''" (http:/ / www. webcitation.[2] This is the second film where David Morse plays the villain to Bruce Willis as the protagonist. tense and intermittently exciting. 51% among professional critics. and remained on the DVD top 50 charts for 17 consecutive weeks. Reception 16 Blocks received mixed to negative reviews. Retrieved 2010-05-07. the film grossed a total of $36. Rottentomatoes. the film grossed $12.. com/ movies/ ?id=16blocks..Trivia (http:/ / www. [6] http:/ / www."[5] Neil Smith from BBC Movies gave the film three stars out of five stating that 16 Blocks was 'Fast-paced. On review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. uk/ films/ 2006/ 04/ 24/ 16_blocks_2006_review. production costs were around US$55 million. As of its May 15.[4] The film made $51. Retrieved 2009-06-07. [2] 16 Blocks (2006) . with the following consensus: "Despite strong performances from Bruce Willis and Mos Def. though.S. co.7 million. Peters. boxofficemojo. com/ m/ 16_blocks/ ?critic=creamcrop). imdb. . boxofficemojo. com/ title/ tt0450232/ trivia) [3] 16 Blocks (2006) . imdb.895 million in the U. 2006 closing date. Archived from the original (http:/ / www.

allmovie.com/movies/?id=16blocks.html) 16 Blocks (http://www.com/film/titles/16blocks) at Metacritic 16 Blocks (http://www.rottentomatoes.boxofficemojo.com/work/326283) at Allmovie 16 Blocks (http://www.com/16blocks/index.com/m/16_blocks/) at Rotten Tomatoes 16 Blocks (http://www.warnerbros.suntimes.imdb.com/apps/pbcs.metacritic.com/title/tt0450232/) at the Internet Movie Database 16 Blocks (http://www.''16 Blocks'' 250 External links • • • • • • • 16 Blocks Official Site (http://www2.dll/article?AID=/20060302/REVIEWS/60301010/ 1023) review by Roger Ebert .htm) at Box Office Mojo 16 Blocks (http://rogerebert.

.322 [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Gross revenue Fast Food Nation is a 2006 American/British drama film directed by Richard Linklater. loosely based on the latter's bestselling 2001 non-fiction book of the same name.''Fast Food Nation (film)'' 251 Fast Food Nation (film) Fast Food Nation Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Richard Linklater Jeremy Thomas Malcolm McLaren Book Eric Schlosser Screenplay Richard Linklater Eric Schlosser Greg Kinnear Wilmer Valderrama Bobby Cannavale Catalina Sandino Moreno Bruce Willis Kris Kristofferson Friends of Dean Martinez Starring Music by Cinematography Lee Daniel Editing by Studio Sandra Adair Recorded Picture Company Participant Productions BBC Films Fox Searchlight Pictures (USA) Tartan Films (UK) November 17 2006 116 minutes United States United Kingdom English Spanish $2. The screenplay was written by Linklater and Eric Schlosser.209.

executive VP of Mickey's. They proceed to sneak up to a holding pen at the plant. Upon hearing the police. Suspicious of the facade he's been shown. Don Anderson (Greg Kinnear) is the Mickey's hamburger chain marketing director who helped develop the "Big One". While her life seems to be set. however. studying for college and living with her mother Cindy (Patricia Arquette). Mike (Bobby Cannavale). Amber and Cindy are visited by Cindy's brother Pete (Ethan Hawke). falls and is injured. Raul (Wilmer Valderrama).Coco develops a drug habit. Rudy and his Chicana housekeeper (Raquel Gavia) both assure him that because of the plant's production level. Sylvia has sex with Mike in an attempt to find a job at Uni-Globe. can not take the environment. Sylvia. They all go to Uni-Globe in hopes of finding a job . Because Raul is now unable to work. she continually faces the contrast between her current career and her own ambition. and Lou Taylor Pucci) who plan liberate cattle from Uni-Globe as their first act of rebellion. a friend of Raul's falls in a machine and gets his leg mangled. The inhumane working conditions quickly become apparent . Don later meets up with Harry Rydell (Bruce Willis). emphasized by her two lazy co-workers (Paul Dano and Matt Hensarling) who. they retreat and contemplate why the cattle decided to stay in confinement. is faced with the fact that Raul was also high on amphetamines at work. his love interest Sylvia (Catalina Sandino Moreno) and Sylvia's sister Coco (Ana Claudia Talancón) are illegal immigrants from Mexico. rushing to the hospital. is guilty of sloppy production. trying to make it in Colorado. Avril Lavigne. Raul. and instead finds a (less lucrative) job as a hotel maid. Don meets up with rancher Rudy Martin (Kris Kristofferson). he travels to the fictitious town of Cody. when during a work accident. Events take a tragic turn." Cast • • • • • • • • • • Greg Kinnear as Don Anderson Wilmer Valderrama as Raul Bobby Cannavale as Mike Catalina Sandino Moreno as Sylvia Bruce Willis as Harry Rydell Kris Kristofferson as Rudy Martin Ashley Johnson as Amber Patricia Arquette as Cindy Ethan Hawke as Pete Paul Dano as Brian . they are shocked that the cattle make no attempt to leave. attempting to save him.''Fast Food Nation (film)'' 252 Plot The film has several interwoven plot lines. but is not concerned. Amber (Ashley Johnson) is a young.Raul becomes a cleaner. who used to supply cattle to the Uni-Globe plant. Amber eventually meets a group of young activists (Aaron Himelstein. assuring him that everything the company produces is immaculate. its most popular menu item. but after breaking down the fence. who admits being well aware of the issue. When he learns that independent research has discovered a considerable presence of fecal matter in the meat. workers have no time to make sure that the manure coming from the intestines stays away from the meat. and begins an affair with her exploitative superior. having heard of various armed robberies against fast food restaurants in the area. Sylvia. who encourages Amber to leave town and start a real career. upbeat employee of Mickey's. Don's tour shows him only the pristine work areas and most efficient procedures. Sylvia ends up working on the "kill floor. while Coco works on a meat processing conveyor belt. Mickey's main meat supplier. Colorado to determine if the local Uni-Globe meatpacking processing plant. start planning their own. several safety regulations are ignored or worked against.

It's a mirror and a portrait."[6] . helpless suffering of the cows. as well as in Mexico. O. It doesn't hold together or grip you the way a documentary might have. yes.. As of September 7.. "while it does not shy away from making arguments and advancing a clear point of view. You're unlikely to leave the theater with a hankering for a fast food patty of any size. In the end. Texas and Colorado Springs. film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes indicates that the film has an approval rating of 51%. As a call-to-arms. Mr."[3] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone awarded the film three out of four stars and added. much of the dialogue sounds like preaching. Linklater and Mr. an unnatural way to talk in what's billed as entertainment . "It's less an expose of junk-food culture than a human drama. viewers waiting for an emotional and/or dramatic payoff will be disappointed.. But it does get its message across.just when you start to care about one of them.. "Richard Linklater's rough-hewn tapestry of assorted lives that feed off of and into the American meat industry is both rangy and mangy... 66 "Rotten"). the aspirations of the working poor (legal and otherwise) and the frustrations of the dreaming young. 2009. sprinkled with sly. It is didactic. The film is brimming with grand ambitions but trips on many of them as some characters aren't given enough screen time to register and others vanish just when you want to learn more about them. The meat packing plant was in Mexico as well. high-minded polemic. Schlosser have really undertaken a much deeper and more comprehensive critique of contemporary American life . Fast Food Nation isn't a particularly good movie. it's highly sympathetic but surprisingly mild-mannered. Critical reception The film received mixed reviews. but it's also dialectical. about how that culture defines how we live . While the climactic images of slaughter and butchery — filmed in an actual abattoir — may seem intended to spoil your appetite. Colorado."[5] Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote. but it also acknowledges the status anxiety of the managerial class. The movie does not neglect the mute. it remains appealing for its subversive motives and revelations even as one wishes its knife would have been sharper . and a movie as necessary and nourishing as your next meal.. with an average score of 5. The people are sketchily drawn . Scott of The New York Times said the film. based on 136 reviews (70 "Fresh". is far too rich and complicated to be understood as a simple."[4] Ruthe Stein of the San Francisco Chronicle felt "for all the filmmaker's good intentions.. he or she vanishes. provoking wit.7/10.''Fast Food Nation (film)'' • • • • • Aaron Himelstein as Andrew Ana Claudia Talancón as Coco Luis Guzmán as Benny Avril Lavigne as Alice Lou Taylor Pucci as Paco 253 Production The film was shot on location in Austin and Houston.[2] A. To get the consumer-beware message across.

539 in the US and $1. rottentomatoes. 2009. org/ 5jbfFYq0Y). festival-cannes.44 million in rentals in its first seven weeks. [4] Travers. 2006 and earned $410. . "Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www. webcitation.com/fastfoodnation/) Fast Food Nation (http://www.783 in foreign markets for a total worldwide box office of $2.[7] and the Imagen Foundation nominated Wilmer Valderrama Best Actor in Film. Retrieved September 7. 2006). [2] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. References [1] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. Retrieved September 7. org/ 5jbfUKQzd). Archived from the original (http:/ / www. . 2009. Box office The film opened on 321 screens in the US on November 17. Retrieved September 7. webcitation. rollingstone. htm). html). Retrieved September 7. [6] McCarthy.com/index. boxofficemojo. . Retrieved September 7.libsyn. 2009. asp?layout=features2006& content=jump& jump=review& dept=cannes& nav=RCannes& articleid=VE1117930559& cs=1& p=0) on September 7. com/ m/ fast_food_nation/ ). com/ movies/ ?id=fastfoodnation. O. 2006).allmovie. 2007 and grossed $6. org/ 5jbfMDlTF).imdb. nytimes.com/movies/?id=fastfoodnation.[1] Home media The DVD was released on March 6. webcitation.[7] It went into limited release in Australia on October 26. festival-cannes. Variety. boxofficemojo.209. External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. "A plentiful serving of diet don'ts" (http:/ / www. php?post_id=143918) • Mother Jones interview with Richard Linklater (http://www. Retrieved September 7. variety. "Fast Food Nation (2006) Movie Review" (http:/ / movies.[8] Awards and nominations Richard Linklater was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.motherjones.''Fast Food Nation (film)'' 254 Release The film premiered In Competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on May 19.com/work/326364) at Allmovie Fast Food Nation (http://www.005. Retrieved September 7.foxsearchlight. com/ cgi-bin/ article. It eventually grossed $1. .metacritic.com/media/2006/10/ grazed-and-abused) . com/ movies/ ?page=homevideo& id=fastfoodnation. Box Office Mojo. 2009. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ DDGQKMDSV91. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4360399/ year/ 2006. Ruthe (November 17. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. 2009. com/ reviews/ movie/ 10733406/ review/ 12450503/ fast_food_nation) on September 7.com. [7] "Festival de Cannes: Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www. (November 17. Todd (May 19. [3] Scott. 2006). html). The New York Times.htm) at Box Office Mojo Fast Food Nation (http://www. . A. 2009. . .804 in its opening weekend. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. [5] Stein. 2009. com/ index. 2006). [8] "Fast Food Nation (2006): DVD/Home Video" (http:/ / www. com/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ movies/ 17fast.fbi945movies. 2009.com/film/titles/fastfoodnation) at Metacritic Australian radio interview with Richard Linklater (http://www. htm).203. 2009. 2009.322. . "Fast Food Nation: Review" (http:/ / www. Rotten Tomatoes. DTL) on September 7. sfgate.com/title/tt0460792/) at the Internet Movie Database Fast Food Nation (http://www. Retrieved 2009-12-13. San Francisco Chronicle. 2006. Peter (November 13.boxofficemojo. Rolling Stone. Box Office Mojo.

000. two feuding crime lords known as The Boss (Freeman) and The Rabbi (Kingsley). Goodkat (Willis). Ralph Music by Cinematography Peter Sova Editing by Distributed by Andrew Hulme North America Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer The Weinstein Company International New Line Cinema United Kingdom February 24.881 [1] [2] Lucky Number Slevin. and a mysterious hitman known as Mr. Bruce Willis.308. directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett. the plot focuses on the paths of Slevin Kelevra (Hartnett). Lindsey (Liu). Stanley Tucci. renamed for DVD as Lucky # Slevin (also known as The Wrong Man).000 $56. 2006 110 minutes  United States Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue English $27.''Lucky Number Slevin'' 255 Lucky Number Slevin Lucky Number Slevin Promotional theater poster Directed by Written by Starring Paul McGuigan Jason Smilovic Josh Hartnett Morgan Freeman Sir Ben Kingsley Lucy Liu Stanley Tucci and Bruce Willis J. Morgan Freeman. and Lucy Liu. 2006 United States April 7. is a 2006 crime thriller film written by Jason Smilovic. Ben Kingsley. . Set in New York City.

killing his bodyguards and taking him hostage. Slevin is hassled by Brikowski and his men. a young man is approached by a man in a wheelchair. As an alternative to payment. in retaliation for the Rabbi's apparent involvement in the death of the Boss' son. their ledgers stolen from their bodies by unseen killers. and that she and Slevin should investigate together later. both the Boss and the Rabbi awaken. In the morning. Goodkat comes out from hiding in the Rabbi's penthouse. Slevin is kidnapped by two henchmen. That night. Around twenty years ago. and he convinces him ." The word 'Kelevra' is revealed to mean "Bad Dog" as opposed to "Goodkat" Sometime later at the bus terminal. a powerful crime lord who has mistaken Slevin for Nick. and his son. In New York City. Their squabbles are interrupted by Slevin. Slevin is kidnapped again. this time by The Rabbi's gang. Slevin visits The Fairy at his apartment and shoots him. at a bus terminal. Goodkat tells the Boss that he will kill Slevin and the Fairy when they are together. and he recommends that Slevin approach The Fairy romantically. and is shot by a sniper. two bookies are ambushed in separate locations and murdered. Goodkat concludes the story. Slevin relates that he is visiting after some recent bad luck and that when he arrived in New York he was mugged. Excusing himself. It is also revealed that the Rabbi and the Boss were the ones who killed Max. The mobsters financing the fix discovered others betting on it. Slevin and Lindsey go out to dinner. Hours later. Goodkat appears at the morgue where Lindsey works and shoots her to protect his identity. and that Detective Brikowski. Goodkat kills The Fairy's bodyguards. Goodkat appears while The Fairy is dying and shoots him again. Slevin reveals that the story of Max is that of himself and his father. As Slevin leaves. his wife. Slevin looks up to see Lindsey. Meanwhile. where they survey The Fairy. so they staged her death. Looking around. revealing that the Kansas City Shuffle is making someone look left. he offers Slevin the option of murdering his Jewish rival Schlomo The Rabbi’s homosexual son. Lindsey suggests that maybe Nick is missing. The horse at the center of the fix that resulted in Max's death was named "Lucky Number Slevin. and Goodkat manipulated the resulting gang warfare and job offers to allow Slevin to gain access to both crime lords. The Boss gives him three days. Elsewhere. and after Lindsey leaves. Slevin spends the night in Lindsey's apartment. He confesses he has not seen Nick. They embrace and it is revealed that Slevin knew Goodkat would try to kill her. Slevin sees Goodkat. As they leave. As payback. Slevin returns to the apartment and Lindsey shows up again. He meets Nick’s neighbor Lindsey (Lucy Liu). and puts him in the back of a truck. after Lindsey leaves for work. Goodkat (Bruce Willis). Intercut with this conversation. The Rabbi's henchmen are shown to have been shot. They plan to go on a date later that night. The Boss orders Slevin to repay Nick's debt. Returning home. Slevin Kelevra (Josh Hartnett) answers the door to his friend Nick Fisher’s apartment. Slevin asphyxiates them in the same manner his father was killed. but he spared him instead. Yitzchok The Fairy. who tells the story of Max and the Kansas City Shuffle. Slevin murdered the Boss's son. while you go right and he promptly snaps the man's neck. who ducks into Fisher's apartment to borrow some sugar. Slevin approaches The Fairy in the restroom and arranges a future date with him. who explains how the bookies were killed in order to find a name in each book who owed the bosses money: Nick Fisher. restrained to chairs in the Boss' penthouse. leading them to murder Max. They then get rid of the evidence by blowing up the apartment. The Rabbi also mistakes Slevin for Nick and demands he pays Nick's sizeable debt to him.''Lucky Number Slevin'' 256 Plot Over the film's opening credits. Later. Slevin returns to the Boss and agrees to kill The Fairy. Goodkat steps out of the shadows. as he is a homosexual. killed Slevin’s mother. After he leaves. They take him to The Boss. and that the apartment was unlocked when he arrived. revealing his involvement with The Boss. Detective Brikowski is shot and killed by Slevin. As Slevin goes to get the body of the young man from the bus terminal that Goodkat killed earlier. Max bet borrowed money on a fixed horse race. Goodkat visits the Boss. while Slevin kidnaps the Rabbi. Goodkat was hired to kill Slevin. Later. a man walks out of a downtown building. and is later picked up by The Boss' henchmen. and that he will make it look like a double suicide. Moments later.

implying that she's dead. the song "Kansas City Shuffle" starts playing on the car's radio. Slevin shoots Lindsey while Goodkat looks on. Goodkat/Smith Lucy Liu as Lindsey Morgan Freeman as The Boss Sir Ben Kingsley as The Rabbi Michael Rubenfeld as Yitzchok The Fairy Peter Outerbridge as Detective Dumbrowski Stanley Tucci as Detective Brikowski Kevin Chamberlin as Marty Dorian Missick as Elvis Mykelti Williamson as Sloe Scott Gibson as Max Daniel Kash as Bodyguard #1 Dmitry Chepovetsky as Bodyguard #2 Sam Jaeger as Nick Fisher Danny Aiello as Roth Oliver Davis as Henry Corey Stoll as Saul Howard Jerome as Abe J.) The film closes with Goodkat and the young Slevin shortly after Max's death. Goodkat takes Slevin into his car and tells him that it will be a long time before they can return to New York. D. As the car starts to drive away. (In a deleted scene. Jackson as Mugger Jennifer Miller as Slevin's girlfriend Kelly Sebastien Roberts as Man Robert Forster as Murphy Shira Leigh as Hottie Janet Lane as Gloria Nicholas Rice as Doc Bernard Kay as Morty Sam Stone as Old Waiter Darren Marsman as Slim Hopkins Gerry Mendicino as Benny Begin Diego Klattenhoff as Ginger Rick Bramucci as Soldier Victoria Fodor as Helen .''Lucky Number Slevin'' to spare her and leave. 257 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Josh Hartnett as Slevin Kelevra Bruce Willis as Mr.

877.rottentomatoes.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Watch: Red Carpet Premiere. bringing its worldwide total to $83.com/title/tt0425210/) at the Internet Movie Database Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. boxofficemojo. . the-numbers. [2] "Lucky Number Slevin (2006)" (http:/ / www.imdb. . on independentfilm. php). Box Office Mojo. and on Blu-ray November 8. com/ movies/ 2006/ SLEVN.com/work/320190) at Allmovie Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. Retrieved December 1.independentfilm.boxofficemojo.256 in home video sales.allmovie. com/ movies/ ?id=luckynumberslevin.Feature Film Milan International Film Festival • Won: Best Film (Paul McGuigan) • Won: Best Actor (Josh Hartnett) Motion Picture Sound Editors. 2008.com/movies/?id=luckynumberslevin. To date the film has made $26. External links Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. This does not include rentals or Blu-ray sales. 2009.shtml) • • • • .com/m/lucky_number_slevin/) at Rotten Tomatoes Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. Retrieved December 9. Awards and nominations Directors Guild of Canada • Nominated: Outstanding Sound Editing .''Lucky Number Slevin'' 258 Home media The film was released on DVD on September 12. 2006. htm).com (http://www.com/films/ videogalleryfilms/lucky-number-slevin-red-carpet-new-york. 2010. USA • Nominated: Best Sound Editing for Music in a Feature Film • Nominated: Best Sound Editing for Sound Effects and Foley in a Foreign Film References [1] "Lucky Number Slevin (2006)" (http:/ / www.186. NYC.137.

Lewis Bruce Willis Garry Shandling Steve Carell William Shatner Wanda Sykes Nick Nolte Avril Lavigne Eugene Levy Catherine O'Hara Allison Janney Thomas Haden Church Rupert Gregson-Williams John K.996[1] Over the Hedge is a 2006 computer-animated-comedy-film based on the characters from United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson. Karey Kirkpatrick and produced by Bonnie Arnold.''Over the Hedge (film)'' 259 Over the Hedge (film) Over the Hedge Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Tim Johnson Karey Kirkpatrick Bonnie Arnold Christian Kubsch Len Blum Karey Kirkpatrick Tim Johnson Michael Fry T. 2006 Running time Country Language Budget 83 minutes United States English $80 million Gross revenue $336. it was released in . Carr DreamWorks Animation Pacific Data Images Starring Music by Editing by Studio Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) May 19.002.

The other animals upon learning. The film features the voices of Bruce Willis. who turn the van around to return home. who tries to convince them of RJ's manipulation. realizes they have a vermin problem. Meanwhile. Eventually. RJ helps Verne reconcile with his friends and convinces the animals to do one more raid of Gladys' home after she has received a large supply of food for a dinner party the next day. RJ insists on getting the can. a can of "Spuddies" potato chips. encounters the hibernating bear Vincent (voiced by Nick Nolte). but cannot do so. catching the animals in the act. Initially. and they turn to help RJ defend himself from the bear. surprised to find a large hedge that separates the forest from the human community.''Over the Hedge (film)'' the United States on May 19. trapped by Vincent on one side and Gladys and Dwayne on the other. RJ appears to the group and tells them they can collect all the food they will need within a week by raiding the humans' trash and homes. Verne the box turtle (voiced by Garry Shandling). Dwayne is able to catch them all save for RJ. After one raid. aka "The Verminator". As Dwayne starts to drive away with the caged animals. and a small forested plot where a pack of hibernating animals have just awoken. RJ jumps out of the hedge to lure Vincent into Gladys' yard. 2006. followed by an angry Vincent. and calls for help from Dwayne LaFontant (voiced by Thomas Haden Church). The film was released by DreamWorks Animation and distributed through Paramount Pictures. RJ delivers the food to Vincent. but at the last moment. RJ and Verne come up with a plan. The impact stuns Dwayne and frees the other animals. Steve Carell. Verne becomes extremely annoyed at RJ putting his "family" in danger. RJ promises to restore the cache within the week when Vincent has fully awakened from hibernation. urges the others to start stashing food for next year. while foraging for food. With no control. who abandons the group to return the food to Vincent. Meanwhile. Fearful of being eaten by Vincent. despite Verne trying to get them to leave. RJ finds a nearby suburban community that has been recently erected. Verne is able to convince the other animals that RJ is trying to help them. but RJ is able to convince the others to join him. They use Stella (voiced by Wanda Sykes) the skunk to lure Gladys' Persian cat Tiger (voiced by Omid Djalili) away while the other animals enter the kitchen and raid Gladys' pantry. the van eventually makes a jump and flies through Gladys' home. and accidentally makes a remark which convinces the animals he values himself above the rest of them. and organizes daring daytime stunts. the president of the development's homeowner association. Garry Shandling. and his large cache of commercially-packaged food. As the animals try to flight. destroying it. RJ is chased by Vincent atop the van. the animals only raid for food at night. RJ is surprised that the other animals now consider him part of their family. RJ finds out and tries to stop him. but instead wakes Vincent and causes the food to be crushed by a truck on a nearby road. The animals flee into the hedge. They are nearly done when RJ spots one last item to replace on Vincent's list. William Shatner. and provide him with a luxurious spot using items they've stolen from homes. RJ tries to steal it. still worried about his family's safety. refused to allow to come inside by the other animals who consider him a traitor. moving at superhuman speed. Verne. has a change of heart and uses the wagon with the food to catch up to Dwayne's van. Dwayne installs a high-powered extermination system in Sharp's backyard. initiated by giving the hyperactive squirrel Hammy (Steve Carrell) an energy drink. such has having the opossum Ozzie (voiced by William Shatner) feign being run over by a car allowing the other animals to steal food from it. are angry at Verne. Wanda Sykes. activates the new . Verne is extremely pessimistic about crossing the hedge. the group's elder. but RJ realizes he needs to work faster to restore Vincent's cache. 260 Plot RJ the raccoon (voiced by Bruce Willis). but too late the wagon the food is on is dragged by a playful rottweiler named Nugent (Brian Stepanek) and eventually is all destroyed. Gladys appears. RJ feels guilt over using the animals and attempts to tell the truth to Verne. attempts to return all the stolen food to the humans. while Hammy. Gladys Sharp (voiced by Allison Janney). forcing him to reveal the truth about the food and Vincent. and Avril Lavigne. Meanwhile. Nick Nolte. With only one day before Vincent's deadline.

and Ariel Winter. an overweight. • Allison Janney as Gladys Sharp. • Steve Carell as Hammy. a naturally tentative ornate box turtle who is the leader of the foragers. a North American porcupine father and family patriarch with an overly talkative and optimistic attitude. • Eugene Levy as Lou.''Over the Hedge (film)'' extermination system. Dwayne. Gladys. sassy striped skunk who is constantly being told by the other foragers that she needs a man in her life. Grayson Spann. April Struebing.A. is also welcomed. but his world is turned upside-down when RJ introduces his chaotic lifestyle into the mix. Tiger. Talula Holt. • Brian Stepanek as Nugent. They're big on video games (unlike their actual size) and are the most enthusiastic about exploring the world beyond the hedge. Sandy Holt. and re-welcomes him to their family. He is naive and very childish in nature. a short-tempered. the other animals. she serves as a ground between their family and the other animals. • Thomas Haden Church as Dwayne "Gebzey" LaFontant. • Shane Baumel. a common raccoon who is very devious and deceptive. a human and president of the Camelot Estates Home Owners Association. developing feelings of guilt over using his new-found companions to his own ends. Nicholas Guest. a playful Rottweiler whose only intelligible word is "Play!". Verne genuinely cares for his "family" and will do anything to protect them. but has an innate sense of the animals surrounding him by sniffing. a Virginia opossum father and daughter who see the world from different points of view. He has his own ways of doing the daily tasks. with an extremely short attention span. Erin Lander. a massive American black bear whose ruthless behavior intimidates RJ and later. He's often fooled by plastic garden flamingos. • Garry Shandling as Verne. Michelle Ruff. other than something that sounds like barking. Additional voices include Steve Alterman. though Dwayne is able to escape from custody only to run into Nugent. a hyperactive American red squirrel. a Persian cat whose sense of smell has faded to nothing after years of his "beautiful" evolution. stunning them all. • Wanda Sykes as Stella. and Vincent fall into a pile as the high-powered system comes on-line. she's arrested for using illegal animal traps. Jordan Orr. Bridget Hoffman. his Persian name is "Prince Tigerius Mahmoud Shaboz. Sami Kirkpatrick. Kirk Bailey. • Nick Nolte as Vincent. rules. Jessie Flower. • Catherine O'Hara as Penny. also now ownerless but attracted to Stella. over-zealous human pest exterminator hired by Gladys Sharp. . Jordan Del Spina. and Madison Davenport as Spike. Ozzie often embarrasses Heather when he feigns death to get away from danger. Marcelo Tubert. The animals find that while Hammy was in his caffeine-charged state. Through this.O. he had refilled their food cache with nuts to satisfy them for the year. he is revealed to have a softer personality. This is Avril Lavigne's first movie voice role. he can detect the species and even the sex of any animal that has recently been in the area. Lou and Penny's three identical sons. David Hiller. She is disgusted by animals and is very strict on H." He falls in love with Stella and comes to live with her at the end of the movie. they would have gladly given it because "that's what families do". whose mouth moves as fast as his feet. • Omid Djalili as Tiger. Despite his hard outer shell. 261 Cast • Bruce Willis as RJ. The animals regroup in the forest. Bucky and Quillo. Vincent is taken away by animal control to the Rockies. • William Shatner and Avril Lavigne as Ozzie and Heather. and Verne assures him that if he had told them he needed help. while both Gladys and Dwayne are charged with the highly-illegal extermination system. in the end. the porcupine family matriarch and optimistic mother.

but today it ranks among the lowest-grossing films in DreamWorks Animation history. Critic Frank Lovece of Film Journal International found that.003 did not quite live up to DreamWorks Animation's other titles released over the past few years. Soundtrack Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Label May 19.059 theaters.996. and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch". were voiced by Lee Bienstock and Sean Yazbeck. "DreamWorks' slapstick animated adaptation of the philosophically satiric comic strip . Since it was Memorial Day Weekend. the film dropped 30% to $27. Critical reaction was mostly positive with the film being rated 74% on the Rotten Tomatoes movie review aggregate site. Over the Hedge was released on DVD October 17. The film closed on September 4. the film grossed a total of $35.612 average from an expanded 4. In its third weekend. but its gross of $38.322. the film was a commercial success. for a $5. grossing $155.002. the film was in second place to The DaVinci Code. is a lot of laughs and boasts a much tighter story than most animated features" Ken Fox of TVGuide.093 theaters and finishing third.774 for a $6.[2] On opening weekend. The film had a per-theater average of $9. resulting in only a 8% slide.340 domestically along with $180.647. 2006 after 112 days of release.115 over the four-day weekend. appearing during the dog chase scene. two participants on The Apprentice 5 as part of a reward for winning a task.019.284 and once again placing in third behind The Break-Up and X Men: The Last Stand. the film held well with a 24% drop to $20. 2006 Epic Records/Sony Music Soundtrax Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture was released in 2006.. behind X Men: The Last Stand and The DaVinci Code. 2006. 262 Reception The film was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival..457.''Over the Hedge (film)'' Two minor human characters.983.com called it "a sly satire of American 'enough is never enough' consumerism and blind progress at the expense of the environment. It's also very funny. Produced on an $80 million budget.993 theaters. In its second weekend.474 from 4.170 average from 3.656 overseas for a worldwide total of $336.[3] Home media A short film titled "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure" was released with the Over the Hedge DVD. .063.

bcdb. Retrieved 2010-11-17. html). htm). Retrieved 2009-12-17.boxofficemojo.com.overthehedgemovie. Festival de Cannes.allmovie.htm) at Box Office Mojo . festival-cannes. com/ newsearch/ detail. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4359997/ year/ 2006. [3] Over the Hedge Review (http:/ / online. Retrieved 2010-11-17. Box Office Mojo.imdb. TVGuide.''Over the Hedge (film)'' 263 # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Song "Family of Me" "RJ Enters the Cave" "The Family Awakes" "Heist" Ben Folds Rupert Gregson-Williams Rupert Gregson-Williams Ben Folds Artist Length 1:28 4:37 2:32 3:02 3:30 3:39 2:28 2:38 1:49 Where Played Film Film Film Film Credits Film Film Film Film Credits Film Film "Lost in the Supermarket" Ben Folds (Originally by The Clash) "Let's Call It Steve" "Hammy Time" "Still" "Play?" Rupert Gregson-Williams Michael Whitlock Ben Folds Rupert Gregson-Williams 10 "Rockin' the Suburbs" 11 "The Inside Heist" 12 "RJ Rescues His Family" Ben Folds (Featuring a speaking part by William Shatner) 4:57 Rupert Gregson-Williams Rupert Gregson-Williams 7:38 4:18 Video games See also: Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts! References [1] Over the Hedge (2006) (http:/ / www.cgi?film=46387/) at the Big Cartoon DataBase Over the Hedge (http://www. aspx?id=46819& sourcetype=m& progseriesparentid=0& tvobjectid=0& keyword=& more=ucmoviereview).com/movies/?id=overthehedge.com/work/290158) at Allmovie Over the Hedge (http://www. com/ movies/ ?id=overthehedge.com/title/tt0327084/) at the Internet Movie Database Over the Hedge (http://www. External links • • • • • Official website (http://http://www.com/bcdb/cartoon. boxofficemojo.com) Over the Hedge (http://www. tvguide. [2] Over the Hedge (2006) (http:/ / www.

launches himself into outer space.130. 2006 United States limited February 23. 2007 104 minutes United States English $13 million [1] [1] Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $11. The story focuses on a Texas rancher who constructs a rocket in his barn and. David Mullen Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) James Haygood Warner Bros.''The Astronaut Farmer'' 264 The Astronaut Farmer The Astronaut Farmer Original poster Directed by Produced by Michael Polish Len Amato Mark Polish Michael Polish Paula Weinstein Mark Polish Michael Polish Billy Bob Thornton Virginia Madsen Bruce Dern Max Thieriot Stuart Matthewman Written by Starring Music by Cinematography M. . Mill Valley Film Festival October 15. against all odds.889 The Astronaut Farmer is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael Polish. who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Mark.

Sunshine Farmer Bruce Willis .... and when he recovers sufficiently to start anew. The film premiered at the 2006 Mill Valley Film Festival. which would be liquid hydrogen....[2] The film's soundtrack includes "Rocket Man" by Elton John.... Texas. the rocket rises out of the barn.. Tobacco.. Additionally.. His ranch facing financial ruin. Its February 23. FBI Agent Mathis Jon Gries . Friendship 7. who seek to stall him beyond his deadline to foreclose on the farm.. Farmer's first launch is delayed by endless red tape created by government officials...''The Astronaut Farmer'' 265 Plot Charles Farmer is a former astronaut-in-training who was discharged from the military before he could fulfill his dream of becoming a vital part of NASA. Spectators and their vehicles are nearly crushed. "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)" by Dwight Yoakam.. 2007 theatrical release in the United States was three days after the 45th anniversary of the country's first orbital mission.. FBI Agent Killbourne . "(Hey Baby) Que Paso" by Texas Tornados. and daughters Stanley and Sunshine. the rocket featured in the film is a nearly-scale replica of the Mercury-Atlas that launched America's first astronauts into orbit. he decides to build a replica of the historic Mercury-Atlas in the barn on his secluded ranch in the fictional town of Story. Charles Farmer Virginia Madsen . "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender. Having missed the opportunity to travel into space. Hal Mark Polish . Audrey "Audie" Farmer Max Thieriot . Farmer nearly dies with head trauma and other injuries after his capsule is thrown from the rocket.. After orbiting Earth nine times and suffering a brief period of a communication blackout. the FBI and FAA step in to investigate.. using all his assets and facing foreclosure as a result. he is able to do so in relative privacy with the support of his wife Audrey. Firearms and Explosives are arresting his one lone illegal-alien farmhand.. "John Saw That Number" by Neko Case. "I Made a Lover's Prayer" by Gillian Welch. As officials from the Bureau of Alcohol. Shepard Farmer Jasper Polish . Colonel Doug Masterson (uncredited) Bruce Dern .. "Luckenbach. Farmer is denied the fuel he wishes. public interest in his project wanes. and the ensuing publicity thrusts Farmer into the spotlight and makes him a media darling... Stanley Farmer Logan Polish . Cast • • • • • • • • • Billy Bob Thornton ... a bonus feature on the DVD release of the film.. The space suit worn by Farmer is the same Mercury-era Navy Mark V pressure suit worn by all Mercury Seven astronauts prior to Mercury-Atlas 9. During the months he spends recuperating. screenwriters Michael and Mark Polish reveal they used their father as a role model for the character of Charles Farmer... he panics and somehow launches his rocket before it is ready and without the proper fuel.. His rocket falls over and horizontally blasts out of an old wooden barn.. he returns safely and is given a hero's welcome home through the credits.. Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" by Waylon Jennings.... "List of Reasons" by Dale Watson.. When he begins making inquiries about purchasing rocket fuel. Production In How to Build a Rocket: The Making of The Astronaut Farmer.. piloted by John Glenn. his son Shepard. An inheritance left by his father-in-law Hal allows him to settle all his debts and finance reconstruction of his rocket which he succeeds in launching.

. .. "[I]n less artistic hands.." [6] .... and the availability of big stars and a reasonable special-effects budget has not entirely blunted their taste for odd.. Mark directs and Michael acts . Jacobson Kiersten Warren . who ventured into wholesome territory with The Straight Story and came up with something profound in its simplicity .. But it's in the few moments when they go outside those lines that the movie momentarily soars. Pepe Garcia J.. leaving no question of whom the audience will root for. hug-a-munchkin family stuff resonate. K... Michael and Mark Polish . It maintains a 58% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.. The Astronaut Farmer's goofy quality makes it totally endearing.. . . however. ... is the passion of the Billy Bob. but Mr. Thornton can be relied upon for understated dignity accompanied by an intriguing undertone of serious craziness . "There's something old-fashioned about The Astronaut Farmer that's so conventional it feels unconventional. Arnold "Arnie" Millard Richard Edson .. Beth Goode Graham Beckel ... It follows the paradigm of inspirational movies so perfectly that even the smallest deviation seems rebellious. handcrafts a rocket in his barn one valve at a time is presented as both familiar and otherworldly. . . While both write and produce.. resonant images." [3] Kevin Crust of the Los Angeles Times observed. but their grown-up dynamic is what keeps the movie from drifting out of orbit. Mrs.. A.. and for the most part. Negative reviews concentrate on the ridiculous plot and the total reliance on "a decidedly American formula of can-do crazy" while positive reviews highlight the same elements as the good things about the movie. avoid triteness by sheer force of imagination. . The opening shots. Frank Marshall Bell . The brothers are following a path set by David Lynch. Madison Roberts Julie White ... .. With this movie.. .. the [Polish] brothers have been given a giant coloring book.. part Twilight Zone . hint at a strangeness that the rest of the movie never quite lives up to. . they attempt to stay within the lines.. ... What is believable. . of Farmer on horseback in his space suit. Phyllis Rick Overton .. Scott of the New York Times called the film "a disarmingly sincere follow-your-dreams fable" and added. The movie's orthodoxy is precisely what allows us to take such pleasure in its irregularities ." [5] Steve Dollar of the New York Sun said. Harder 266 Critical reception The movie was a financial flop and a moderate critical success. . . The Polish brothers. Simmons . The Polishes set up a classic David and Goliath situation.''The Astronaut Farmer'' • • • • • • • • • • • Tim Blake Nelson .. . .. but it does have a visual freshness that makes the bromides and clichés palatable. The Astronaut Farmer demands that the audience suspend its disbelief on multiple fronts ... . Chopper Miller Elise Eberle . part Norman Rockwell.. Judge Miller Kathleen Arc . "The tone of the film .. the king of weird. Kevin Munchak Sal Lopez .. Madsen to match Mr. have always placed wonderment above storytelling. .O. the mawkishness would be unbearable. There are sufficient surprises along the way. Maybe it takes an actress as sensual and earthy as Ms. is wide-eyed and unapologetically sentimental .. . in earlier films like Twin Falls Idaho and Northfork." [4] Ruthe Stein of the San Francisco Chronicle called the film " exemplary family-friendly entertainment" and added. . so the ending is far from predictable.. . He genuinely makes all the tearjerker.. Thornton in emotional honesty. It's also super entertaining. With another actor in the title role . The small Texas town where Charles Farmer . "Even for a comedy with dramatic drive. . [it] could easily spin into cliche....

com interview with Billy Bob Thornton and Mark and Michael Polish (http://sidewalkstv.com (http:/ / www. a blooper and outakes reel. com/ cgi-bin/ article. and an interview with former astronaut David Scott. com/ arts/ secret-space-cadet-in-all-of-us/ 49197/ ) External links • Official website (http://theastronautfarmermovie.php?feature=2073) • SidewalksTV. htm) CollectSpace. Virginia Madsen. calendarlive. French.com interview with Billy Bob Thornton. and Spanish. The disc offers the option of watching the film in either anamorphic widescreen or fullscreen formats. It has an English audio track and subtitles in English. com/ movies/ ?id=astronautfarmer. collectspace.rottentomatoes. com/ 2007/ 02/ 23/ movies/ 23astr.com/ specialfeatures/movies/astronautfarmer.com/) • The Astronaut Farmer (http://www.html) .7426649. 2007. DTL) New York Sun review (http:/ / www.0.com/feature. boxofficemojo. html) New York Times review (http:/ / movies. Bonus features include How to Build a Rocket: The Making of The Astronaut Farmer.com/title/tt0469263/) at the Internet Movie Database • The Astronaut Farmer (http://www. and Mark and Michael Polish (http:// www. References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] BoxOfficeMojo.warnerbros. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 2007/ 02/ 23/ DDGDNO8SCH1. com/ printedition/ calendar/ cl-et-astronaut23feb23. html) Los Angeles Times review (http:/ / www.imdb. story) San Francisco Chronicle review (http:/ / www.''The Astronaut Farmer'' 267 DVD release Warner Home Video released the film on DVD on July 10. nysun. nytimes.com (http:/ / www.efilmcritic.com/m/astronaut_farmer/) at Rotten Tomatoes • eFilmCritic. sfgate. com/ news/ news-013107a.

[2] It was produced by Revolution Studios for Columbia Pictures.611 [1] Perfect Stranger is a 2007 neo-noir psychological thriller film. Michos Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Gross revenue Christopher Tellefsen Revolution Studios Columbia Pictures April 13.090. Thomas Screenplay: Todd Komarnicki Story: Jon Bokenkamp Halle Berry Bruce Willis Giovanni Ribisi Antonio Pinto Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Anastas N.''Perfect Stranger (film)'' 268 Perfect Stranger (film) Perfect Stranger Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by James Foley Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas Stephanie Langhoff Daniel A. starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis. 2007 109 minutes United States English $73. .

claiming to have been attacked by Miles and that he might have been the real murderer. Rowena stabs him to death and ransacks the kitchen. he fires her. believing her to be a corporate spy. Rowena flashes back to a memory of her father attempting to molest her and her mother subsequently bludgeoning him to death with a fireplace poker.''Perfect Stranger (film)'' 269 Plot The film opens with reporter Rowena Price (Halle Berry) and researcher Miles Haley (Giovanni Ribisi) going after a conservative senator who has been having secret sexual encounters with his male interns despite his publicly anti-gay agenda. puts a stop to the story. explaining that he knows she is the real killer and has been using this investigation to frame Hill. While walking home. a wealthy advertising executive. Grace gives Rowena her e-mails as proof of their extramarital affair. however. Rowena meets her childhood friend. Disgusted. Grace Clayton (Nicki Aycox). implying she might sleep with him. She goes to the police. since he has long lusted after her. She flirts with Hill both online and in real life but when he catches her snooping. The story is shut down. A few days later Grace is found dead. However. Miles arrives home and Rowena confronts him. Miles asks how she intends to keep him quiet. After Hill's conviction Miles visits Rowena. She then calls the police. which Hill recently ended. Rowena discovers a shrine to her and explicit pictures of Miles and Grace. a supporter of the senator. Rowena quits her job. presumably having witnessed what really happened. Miles describes in detail how she had plotted the murder to end Grace's blackmail and pinned the murder on Hill. who arrest Harrison for the murder of Grace. leading Rowena to suspect Harrison. who seeks her help in taking down Harrison Hill (Bruce Willis). Grace has been blackmailing Rowena with this knowledge. A younger Grace watches from her window as they bury his body. At Miles's apartment. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Halle Berry as Rowena Price Bruce Willis as Harrison Hill Giovanni Ribisi as Miles Haley Florencia Lozano as Lieutenant Karen Tejada Jason Antoon as Bill Patel Patti D'Arbanville as Esmeralda Jane Bradbury as Toni Jared Burke as Keneth Phelps Gary Dourdan as Cameron Clea Lewis as Gina Daniella van Graas as Josie Tamara Feldman as Bethany Deirdre Lorenz as Veronica Nicki Aycox as Grace Clayton Paula Miranda as Mia Hill Lauren Potter as Client #1 . when the source clams up and Rowena's editor. With Miles' help Rowena goes undercover as a temp at his company. The film ends with a man looking out of a neighboring window.

com/ m/ 1171939-perfect_stranger/ ). Rotten Tomatoes. References [1] Perfect Stranger (2007) (http:/ / www.[3] Home media Perfect Stranger was released on August 21. External links • • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www.com/homevideo/perfectstranger) Perfect Stranger (http://www. in character.com/index/lifestyle-features/id. boxofficemojo.boxofficemojo. 2007 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.771/title. This is a relatively new form of viral marketing similar to an alternate reality game. rottentomatoes.sonypictures.metacritic.htm) at Box Office Mojo Perfect Stranger .rottentomatoes. imdb.hiphopdx. Retrieved 2010-11-19. [3] Perfect Stranger Movie Reviews. Josie.com/m/1171939-perfect_stranger/) at Rotten Tomatoes Perfect Stranger (http://www. speaking the text of the entry with minor changes. based on 138 reviews. com/ movies/ ?id=perfectstranger. Retrieved 2010-11-19. halle-berry-the-perfect-stranger) at HipHopDX. Hill all have blogs dating back to September or October 2006 with YouTube videos of the respective actresses.com/work/335655) at Allmovie Perfect Stranger (http://www. Pictures (http:/ / www. Box Office Mojo.allmovie. [2] Full cast and crew for 'Perfect Stranger' (2007) (http:/ / www. IMDb.Interview with Nicki Aycox (http://www.''Perfect Stranger (film)'' 270 Reception Perfect Stranger was critically panned. with an 11% negative rating on Rotten Tomatoes.com/reviews/mark-sells/interviews/ nicki_aycox.imdb.com/title/tt0457433/) at the Internet Movie Database Perfect Stranger (http://www. and Mrs.com/movies/?id=perfectstranger.oregonherald. htm). Promotion The characters of Grace.com . Retrieved 2010-11-19.html) • Interviews Halle Berry about the film (http://www.com/film/titles/perfectstranger) at Metacritic Perfect Stranger (http://www. com/ title/ tt0457433/ fullcredits#cast).

''Grindhouse (film)'' 271 Grindhouse (film) Grindhouse Theatrical release poster Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror) Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof) Robert Rodriguez Rob Zombie Edgar Wright Eli Roth (Fake trailers) Elizabeth Avellan Erica Steinberg Robert Rodriguez Quentin Tarantino Robert Rodriguez (PT) Quentin Tarantino (DP) Rose McGowan Freddy Rodriguez Josh Brolin Marley Shelton Kurt Russell Rosario Dawson Vanessa Ferlito Jordan Ladd Naveen Andrews Bruce Willis Nicolas Cage Robert Rodriguez Graeme Revell (PT) Produced by Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Robert Rodriguez (PT) Quentin Tarantino (DP) Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Robert Rodriguez (PT) Sally Menke (DP) Troublemaker Studios Dimension Films April 6. 2007 .

Two soundtracks were also released for the features and include music and audio snippets from the film. As the patients quickly become enraged aggressors. murdering them with his "death proof" stunt car. Bruce Willis. Meanwhile. 2007. William Block (Josh Brolin) and his abused. Rodriguez's segment. focuses on a misogynistic. The film is a double feature consisting of two feature-length segments. a restaurant owned by J. and Vanessa Ferlito. stuntwoman Zoë Bell. go-go dancer Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) decides to quit her low-paying job and find another use for her numerous "useless" talents. psychopathic stunt man who targets young women. Marley Shelton. After the film was released on April 6. Cherry and El Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night. mockingly referred to as "sickos" by the surviving humans. The gas reaches the town and turns its residents into deformed bloodthirsty psychopaths. Muldoon learns that Abby has an extra supply on hand and attempts to take him hostage. The film's title derives from the U. a group of military officials. ticket sales performed significantly below box office analysts' expectations despite mostly positive critic reviews.T. Death Proof. film industry term "grindhouse". The infected townspeople are treated by the sinister Dr. produced. Jeff Fahey. Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Hague (Jeff Fahey). are making a business transaction with a scientist named Abby (Naveen Andrews) for mass quantities of a deadly biochemical agent known as DC2 (codename "Project Terror"). each feature was released separately in extended versions.187. Naveen Andrews. Rosario Dawson. The series has had two spin-offs based on fake trailers: Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun. while Tarantino's segment. neglected anesthesiologist wife Dakota (Marley Shelton) at a local hospital. and in-theater announcements. Planet Terror In a rural town in Texas. despite the box office failure.''Grindhouse (film)'' Running time 191 minutes (Complete) 80 minutes (US) 105 minutes (EUR) (PT) 90 minutes (US) 114 minutes (Int) (DP) United States English Spanish $53 million [1] [2] [3] 272 Country Language Budget Gross revenue $50. often exploitation films. Abby intentionally releases the gas into the air. Freddy Rodriguez.S. and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. which refers to (now mostly defunct) movie theaters specializing in B movies. shown in a multiple-feature format. Each feature is preceded by faux trailers of exploitation films in other genres that were developed by other directors. the Rodriguez-directed Planet Terror and Tarantino-directed Death Proof. advertisements. This film later found more success on DVD and Blu-Ray.789 (Worldwide) Grindhouse is a 2007 horror/exploitation film co-written. Cast • Rose McGowan as Cherry Darling • Freddy Rodriguez as El Wray . led by the demented Lt. Michael Biehn. and bookended by fictional trailers for upcoming attractions. In much of the rest of the world. Josh Brolin. struggling to find safety. The film's cast includes Rose McGowan. Kurt Russell. In several interviews. Jordan Ladd. Muldoon (Bruce Willis). She runs into mysterious ex-boyfriend El Wray (Freddy Rodriguez) at the Bone Shack. the directors have expressed their interest in a possible sequel to the film due its critical acclaim and successful home media sales. revolves around an outfit of rebels attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud with a rogue military unit. Planet Terror.

The man. and radio disc jockey "Jungle" Julia Lucai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) — spend a night in Austin.T. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike Zoë Bell as Zoë Rosario Dawson as Abernathy Vanessa Ferlito as Arlene "Butterfly" Jordan Ladd as Shanna Rose McGowan as Pam Sydney Tamiia Poitier as "Jungle" Julia Lucai Tracie Thoms as Kim Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Lee Montgomery Quentin Tarantino as Warren Eli Roth as Dov Michael Parks as Earl McGraw James Parks as Edgar McGraw Marley Shelton as Dr. stalks the young women with his "death proof car". Fourteen months later. Dakota Block Rebel Rodriguez as Tony Block Jeff Fahey as J. tails another group of young women — Lee (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Shanna (Jordan Ladd). whose Stock 1970 Dodge Challenger proves a worthy adversary. eventually killing all three. now in Tennessee and driving a 1969 Dodge Charger. unknowingly followed by a mysterious man in a souped-up 1971 Chevy Nova. Stuntman Mike. William Block Marley Shelton as Dr.''Grindhouse (film)'' • • • • • • • • • • • Josh Brolin as Dr. Hague Michael Biehn as Sheriff Hague Naveen Andrews as Abby Bruce Willis as Lt. Dakota Block (née McGraw) . and stuntwoman Zoë — a group of women working below the line in Hollywood. Muldoon Stacy Ferguson as Tammy Visan Michael Parks as Earl McGraw Quentin Tarantino as Lewis (Rapist #1) Greg Kelly as Rapist #2 273 Death Proof Three friends — Arlene (Vanessa Ferlito). Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell). Abernathy (Rosario Dawson). Kim (Tracie Thoms). Texas celebrating Julia's birthday.

You got me. 'Say no more. I made Machete. and I went with the Nazis. 'I have a trailer: Werewolf Women of the SS.[7] Machete Rodriguez wrote Machete in 1993 as a full feature for Danny Trejo. along with professional wrestlers Andrew "Test" Martin and Oleg Prudius (better known as Vladimir Kozlov).000. According to Zombie. and Love Camp 7—I've always found that to be the most bizarre genre. While Wright and Roth shot only what ended up on screen. Zombie's wife. and Olja Hrustic. Fräulein [4] Devil. It said something like 'Rodriguez and Tarantino doing a double feature and Tarantino says there's gonna be fake trailers.S.[8] [9] Cast • • • • Danny Trejo as Machete Cheech Marin as Padre Jeff Fahey as the Well-Dressed Man Tito Larriva as Henchman Werewolf Women of the SS Rob Zombie's contribution. "We had so many ideas for trailers. and Lorielle New as the Werewolf Women. "Basically. they'll hire an agent from Mexico to come do the job for $25.' And I thought. 'Can we do a trailer? We have an idea for a trailer!' We were like. and he just flipped out because it looked so vintage and so real. this guy should have his own series of Mexploitation movies like Charles Bronson or like Jean-Claude Van Damme. She Wolf of the SS. the commandant of Death Camp 13. If theirs come out really great. there are trailers advertising fake films." Zombie is also quoted as saying "I . Go shoot it. "I had cast him in Desperado and I remember thinking.' Then Rob Zombie came up to me in October at the Scream Awards and said.' But I never got around to making it."[4] The trailer was made into a feature film and released in September 2010. Udo Kier as Franz Hess.' So I wrote him this idea of a federale from Mexico who gets hired to do hatchet jobs in the U. There're all those movies like Ilsa. 'Wow. I had two ideas. Werewolf Women of the SS. According to Rodriguez. as well as vintage theater snipes and an ad for a fictional restaurant called Acuña Boys. 'There are?'"[4] Rodriguez and Tarantino had originally planned to make all of the film's fake trailers themselves. 'Hey. Sheri. "I didn't even know about it until I read it in the trades. we'll put it in the movie to Eli Roth directs the fake trailer Thanksgiving. I shot lobby cards and the poster and cut the trailer and sent it to Quentin. and they said.''Grindhouse (film)'' 274 Fake trailers Before each segment.[6] Some Canadian screening releases included the South by Southwest-winning trailer Hobo with a Shotgun. and Sybil Danning as SS officers/sisters Eva and Gretchen Krupp (The She-Devils of Belzac). I thought. we'll put theirs in the movie. have some variety. featured Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu. He started showing it around to Eli Roth and to Edgar Wright. let them shoot it. It was either going to be a Nazi movie or a women-in-prison film.'"[5] Each trailer was shot in two days. He would come and do a really dangerous job for a lot of money to him but for everyone else over here it's peanuts. According to Rodriguez. Zombie shot enough footage to work into a half-hour film and was particularly pained to edit it down. If we don't get around to shooting ours. it was Tarantino's idea to film fake trailers for Grindhouse. I had heard sometimes FBI or DEA have a really tough job that they don't want to get their own agents killed on. 'That's Machete.' I said. Meriah Nelson.

Rafe Spall.[10] The trailer featured appearances from Jason Isaacs. I've got a whole bunch of Nazi uniforms. and Roth himself as his intended victims. Stuart Wilson. and Michael Biehn as the Sheriff. you know. when American International would release European horror films. The design for the titles in Thanksgiving was based on a Mad magazine slasher parody titled Arbor Day. we were huge slasher movie fans and every November we were waiting for the Thanksgiving slasher movie. Jay Hernandez. I just loved the fact that there isn't a big window scene in the film—it's all based around the spin and the voiceover not really telling you what the hell is going on in the film. To get the necessary 1970s' look. who plays the killer pilgrim — we grew up in Massachusetts."[4] On the Charlie Rose talk show. as if the trailer was intentionally edited to prevent American viewers from realizing that the film is British. 'Well.[6] the trailer starred Jeff Rendell as a killer who stalks victims dressed as a pilgrim. Wright used vintage lenses and old-style graphics. In Spain and in Italy. April Fool's Day and My Bloody Valentine. Lucy Punch. "In the '70s. and then he killed his family and . We had the whole movie worked out: A kid who's in love with a turkey. Don't. and then his father killed it.. and a voice-over by Will Arnett. During editing. "My friend Jeff. it was called Don't Open the Window. But in the States. According to Roth.[6] [11] Mark Gatiss.''Grindhouse (film)'' was getting very conceptual in my own mind with it. MyAnna Buring. singer Katie Melua. Heinrich von Strasser 275 Don't Edgar Wright's contribution. they'd give them snazzier titles."[6] Cast • • • • • • Nicolas Cage as Dr. Fu Manchu Udo Kier as Commandant Franz Hess Sheri Moon Zombie as Eva Krupp Tom Towles as Lt. And the one that inspired me was this Jorge Grau film: In the UK. Georgina Chapman. Produced in the style of holiday-based slasher films such as Halloween. he scratched some of the film with steel wool and dragged it around a parking lot to make it appear neglected by wayward projectionists. Quentin Tarantino also pointed out another aspect of American advertising of British films in the 1970s that is being referenced—none of the actors have any dialogue in the trailer. Black Christmas. Peter Serafinowicz. Wright regulars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Boorman Sybil Danning as Gretchen Krupp Bill Moseley as Dr.[4] Select excerpts of the score from Creepshow were used. among others. We'll put 'em together!' They start jamming things in there. Michael Smiley and Nicola Cunningham (who played the zombie "Mary" in Shaun of the Dead).. I think it's called Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead. it's called The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue. made cameo appearances though they eventually went uncredited.[12] Cast • • • • • • • Jason Isaacs as Bearded Man Matthew Macfadyen as Man who rips his eyes out Katie Melua as Brunette with Hatchet Victim Stuart Wilson as Old Man Lucy Punch as Running Blonde Woman Simon Pegg as Bearded Cannibal Nick Frost as Baby Eater Thanksgiving Eli Roth's contribution is a promo for the slasher opus Thanksgiving. Jordan Ladd. Matthew Macfadyen. Emily Booth. was produced in the style of a 1970s' Hammer House of Horror film trailer. so I took that approach. [.[6] According to Wright. but I got this Chinese set too.] A lot of times these movies would be made like.

John Davies. he is shown killing numerous persons. 'Dude. guess what. Once they saw it with all the bad splices and the distress and scratches they were fine with it. bouncing on a trampoline and getting stabbed in the vulva. But we had a great discussion with the ratings board. I called Jeff and said. we can just shoot the best parts. Every shot is decapitation or nudity. and three decapitations. one of which occurring as the victim's girlfriend performs fellatio on him. It's just so wrong and sick that it's right.[18] the release date for Hobo has not yet been announced."[6] Roth confirmed in an interview with Cinema Blend that he and co-writer Jeff Rendell are working on a possible feature film. Nova Scotia filmmakers Jason Eisener. and Rob Cotterill. created by Dartmouth. Hobo With a Shotgun will be the second of Grindhouse's fake trailers to be turned into a feature film. . we don't have to make the movie. It's so ridiculous. They got it. Cast • • • • • • • David Brunt as The Hobo Mike Jackson as The Pimp[7] Glen Matthews as Masked Machete Mugger[7] Robert Cotterill as Shot Cop[7] Zoe Dunsworth as Store Clerk[7] Loretta Yu as Hostage[7] Cadence Macmichael as Hooker/Mob Boss Girl[7] [7] [16] [17] In 2009 the trailer was made into a full-length feature starring Rutger Hauer as the hobo.[14] In the trailer. won Robert Rodriguez's South by Southwest Grindhouse trailers contest."[6] Roth's fake trailer contained elements that almost earned Grindhouse an NC-17 rating. including a cheerleader simultaneously stripping.[15] The trailer was available in certain selected movie theaters in the United States and Canada. ranging from armed robbers to corrupt cops to a pedophilic Santa Claus. watching it all jammed together nonstop makes it more shocking. a vagabond with a 20-gauge shotgun becomes a vigilante. "because every shot is a money shot." Roth has stated.'"[4] "Shooting the trailer was so much fun. According to Roth. "Instead of seeing it spread out in a feature.[7] The trailer.[13] Cast • • • • • Michael Biehn as The Sheriff Jordan Ladd as Judy Eli Roth as Tucker/Trailer Announcer Jay Hernandez as Bobby Vendula Bednarova as Cheerleader 276 Hobo with a Shotgun Some screenings of Grindhouse (mainly in Canada) also featured a fake trailer for a film titled Hobo with a Shotgun. it's absurd. In the trailer. the first being Machete.''Grindhouse (film)'' went away to a mental institution and came back and took revenge on the town.

stuntmen could slam their cars headfirst into a brick wall at 60 mph (97 km/h) and survive.''Grindhouse (film)'' 277 History and development The idea for Grindhouse came to Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino when Tarantino set up screenings of double features in his house. because with the exception of women-in-prison films. but we're actually making something that lives up to the posters. spaghetti Westerns—all those risible genres that were released in the 70s. Tarantino stated."[4] According to Rodriguez. blaxploitation. This inspired Tarantino to create a slasher film featuring a deranged stuntman who stalks and murders sexy young women with his "death-proof" car. there is no other genre quite as rigid. and then I didn't know where to go with it. Hey. sexploitation. 'You have to call it Death Proof."[4] The poster for a double feature consisting of the films Dragstrip Girl and Rock All Night sparked the idea for Grindhouse. In between that. Giallo. "I realized I couldn't do a straight slasher film.' I said. horror."[5] Rodriguez first came up with the idea for Planet Terror during the production of The Faculty: "I remember telling Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett. but that I thought they were going to come back in a big way because they’d been gone for so long. My version is going to be fucked up and disjointed. Every time a stunt happens. And Final Destination 2 had a magnificent car action piece. the last terrific car chase was in Terminator 2.] I don't think there have been any good car chases since I started making films in '92—to me. I knew that I should've made my zombie film.'" The story was reapproached when Tarantino and Rodriguez developed the idea for Grindhouse. based on his fascination for the way stuntmen would "death-proof" their cars. I said. "CGI for car stunts doesn't make any sense to me—how is that supposed to be impressive? [. And if you break that up. and then I got onto other movies. It's just action. and I was like. that zombie movies were dead and hadn't been around in a while. Tarantino developed the story for Death Proof. but I don't feel it in my stomach. you aren't really doing it anymore.' We got all excited about it. but it seemingly uses the structure of a slasher film. As long as they were driving. the zombie [movie] invasion happened and they all came back again.' I helped title the movie. but that's it. the 'good old boy' redneck car-chase movies.. not a lot.. complete with trailers before and in between the films. It's inorganic. Rodriguez noticed that he owned the same double feature movie poster as Tarantino for the 1957 films Dragstrip Girl and Rock All Night. hopefully against you."[5] Of the car chases.' I had [a script] I’d started writing. During one screening in 2003. 'Ah. "The posters were much better than the movies. It was about 30 pages.[19] Rodriguez asked Tarantino. He started to tell me the story and said. . 'We've got to be there first. Sure enough. and I said to them. 'There are characters for all of you to play. there's twelve cameras and they use every angle for Avid editing. 'It's got this death-proof car in it. "And we've got to call it Grindhouse!"[2] The film's name originates from the American term for theaters that played "all the exploitation genres: kung fu. so I realized—let me take the structure of a slasher film and just do what I do. "I always wanted to do a double feature."[4] According to Rodriguez.[5] Tarantino remembers. The introduction was about as far as I'd gotten. "[Tarantino] had an idea and a complete vision for it right away when he first talked about it. all these young actors.[5] As Planet Terror took shape. why don't you direct one and I'll do the other?" Tarantino quickly replied.

whom Roth had previously worked with on Hostel. The director of photography for Rob Zombie's fake trailer Werewolf Women of the SS was Phil Parmet. Parks first portrayed the role in From Dusk Till Dawn. So it's really both of their brainchild. His son. he always deferred to Robert on Planet Terror and vice versa for Death Proof. he's a true hero.[20] Bruce Willis had appeared in both Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Rodriguez's Sin City. but I'm thinking: When is Kurt Russell going to be a badass again?"[2] Cinematography Rodriguez and Tarantino each acted as cinematographer on their segments. Of course. there's a whole audience out there that doesn't know what Kurt Russell can do. When I open the newspaper and see an ad that says 'Kurt Russell in Dreamer.''Grindhouse (film)'' 278 Production Directing According to actress Marley Shelton. So much so that we didn't actually see each other's movie completed until three weeks before the film opened. He had notes and adjustments to our performances and he changed lines every once in a while.' or 'Kurt Russell in Miracle. She was eventually cast in the role of a customer in the opening sequence of Sin City. Although Rodriguez had previously worked as the cinematographer on six of his own feature films. but both were unable to work due to prior commitments. and then put them together and watched it all play. but Rodriguez chose not to cast her.. Death Proof marked Tarantino's first credit as a cinematographer. a character that first appeared in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money. James Parks."[20] Tarantino has stated "I can't imagine doing Grindhouse with any other director in the way me and Robert did it because I just had complete faith and trust in him. Michael Parks reprises the role of Earl McGraw in Planet Terror and Death Proof. Tom Savini had previously acted in From Dusk Till Dawn."[19] Casting Many of the cast members had previously worked with both directors. Tarantino attempted to cast both Kal Penn[21] and Sylvester Stallone[22] in Death Proof. In an interview. which was written by Tarantino and directed by Rodriguez. and pretty much that was it. at least Planet Terror. . whom Zombie had first worked with on The Devil's Rejects. has a cameo in Death Proof. in addition to having a cameo appearance in a segment Tarantino directed for the anthology film Four Rooms. The director of photography for Eli Roth's fake trailer Thanksgiving was Milan Chadima. "Rodriguez and Tarantino really co-directed. and director Eli Roth. and then made a couple of little changes after that. The first time the two characters appeared together was in Tarantino's Kill Bill. who contributed the fake trailer Thanksgiving and whose film Hostel was produced by Tarantino. appears in Death Proof as Edgar McGraw. Before appearing in Grindhouse. Tarantino himself plays small roles in both segments of Grindhouse. Marley Shelton had auditioned for The Faculty. It was as if we worked in little vacuums and cut our movies down. Tarantino revealed that he decided to cast Kurt Russell as the killer stunt driver because "for people of my generation.but now.' I'm not disparaging these movies. Quentin was on set a lot..

000-frame reels were edited with real film damage. during post-production the effects teams digitally removed McGowan's right leg from the shots and replaced it with computer-generated props—first a table leg and then an M16 rifle..[26] Shortly after. some sexuality. [. as seen in the trailer Machete." Rodriguez recalls. [. that's where the good guy really turns out to be the bad guy. which were generally shipped around from theater to theater and usually ended up in bad shape. my God. the films are set in the present day. and it worked. and the movie still works with 20 minutes gone out of it. To accomplish the fake leg that Cherry sports after her accident.. During shooting for these scenes. We've got to have a missing reel!' I'm going to use it in a way where it actually says 'missing reel' for 10 seconds. and drug use". To reproduce the look of damaged film reels in Planet Terror. for example. McGowan wore a special cast which restricted her leg movement to give her the correct motion."[19] An extended.''Grindhouse (film)'' 279 Special effects The film uses various unconventional techniques to make the films more like those that were shown in grindhouse theaters in the 1970s. 'Oh. only minimal cuts were made which ended up totaling 20 seconds. It leaves you guessing. and helped the effects artists to [23] digitally remove it during post-production. But it's really interesting because after the missing reel. five of the six 25. Ain't It Cool News reported that according to Tarantino. "[Quentin] was about to show an Italian crime movie with Oliver Reed. all bets are off and it's a whole new story anyway. Planet Terror makes heavy use of digital effects throughout the film. and stock footage.. 2007. The New York Post reported that the film would possibly require heavy and extensive cuts in order to avoid an NC-17 rating.' I thought.. Throughout both feature-length segments and the fake trailers. Editing During editing. the film is intentionally damaged to make it look like many of the exploitation films of the 1970s. it's got a missing reel in it.) The intentionally "aged" look of the film. Tarantino stated "There is half-an-hour's difference between my Death Proof and what is playing in Grindhouse. pervasive language.] It will be the first time everyone sees Death Proof by itself. including me. that's what we’ve got to do. Tarantino and Rodriguez came up with the idea of inserting "missing reels" into the film. use of cellular phones is prevalent in both films. in the third act. "and he was saying.. [. nudity. though. I cut it down to the bone and took all the fat off it to see if it could still exist. plug-ins. Suddenly. and the bad guy is really good.[23] (Despite these aging effects.[27] .. and then when we come back."[19] Grindhouse is rated R in the United States for "strong graphic bloody violence and gore. and the couple becomes friends.] I was like a brutish American exploitation distributor who cut the movie down almost to the point of incoherence. but I'm just as excited if not more excited about actually having the world see Death Proof unfiltered.] The late second acts in movies are usually the most predictable and the most boring. 127-minute version of Death Proof was screened in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. Perhaps the most notable effect is Cherry's (played by Rose McGowan) fake leg. On March 15. the film officially received an R-rating from the MPAA. you're arriving in the third act."[5] On the editing of Death Proof.[19] [24] [25] Tarantino is quoted as saying "It works great as a double feature. you don't know if he slept with a girl or he didn't because she says he did and he says that he didn't. 'Oh.

excellent candidates for exploitation immortality. they're all spot-on pastiches.. Scott of The New York Times notes that "[a]t a certain point in Death Proof the scratches and bad splices disappear. Berardinelli found the film to be "cinema as an expression of pulp with attitude.[29] At the website Metacritic. Geoff Pevere of the Toronto Star wrote that the use of the trailers helps the film establish ". Response Critical reception Grindhouse was embraced favorably by the consensus of critics."[31] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film a positive review.[28] A cover version of The Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" performed by Nouvelle Vague was also featured. gasping. He gave Grindhouse as a whole two and a half stars out of four.[30] Entertainment Weekly awarded the film a "B+" rating. praising it as a "crazily funny and exciting tribute to the grimy glory days of 1970s exploitation films" that "will leave you laughing. the film earned a favorable rating of 77/100 based on 33 reviews by mainstream critics. Inspiration for his score came from John Carpenter. its credibility as both mock-artifact and geeky fetish object even before the opening feature. awarding Planet Terror two stars and Death Proof three stars."[41] . whose music was often played on set. this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again.."[33] The critics who did not like the film were not amused by the film's graphic and comical violence..[42] which tries a little too hard."[39] Jeff Vice of Deseret News. with Larry Ratliff of San Antonio Express-News noting that "this ambitious. but that doesn't mean everyone sitting in the theater will get it. the strongest aspect of the entire presentation.[37] Critics generally enjoyed the fake trailers."[38] Todd McCarthy of Variety claimed that the trailers were ". how to put the bad back in badass. [Rodriguez and Tarantino] are speaking from the hearts. who gave the feature films negative reviews.. and you find yourself watching not an arch. called the trailers ". including excerpts from the scores of other films.''Grindhouse (film)'' 280 Soundtrack influences The music for Planet Terror was composed by Robert Rodriguez. Critic A. The double feature appeared at number six on Jack Mathews and Owen Gleiberman's respective top ten lists for New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly."[32] Critic James Berardinelli also enjoyed the film but was not as positive as other critics. Awarding the film three stars (out of four). have considered Death Proof to be a deeper and more noteworthy segment.."[40] Maitland McDonagh of TV Guide claimed "With the exception of Werewolf Women. by contrast. 2007. Marc Savlov listed Death Proof at number ten on his list for The Austin Chronicle... the Tarantino one long-winded and juvenile. and at number seven on Stephanie Zacharek's list for Salon."[36] Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert was divided. The soundtrack for Death Proof consists entirely of non-original music. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 83% of critics gave the film a positive review based on a sample of 185 reviews. at long last. scratched and weathered venture never manages a real death grip on the senses. thrilled at a movie that knows. commenting that "by stooping low without selling out."[35] Others.. with an average score of 7. clever pastiche of old movies and movie theaters but an actual movie.3/10.."[34] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle awarded the film a high rating. Soundtrack albums for both segments were released on April 3. but noted that "the Rodriguez segment is terrific. O.. which utilizes a normalized rating system.

box office analysts originally predicted an opening weekend total of at least $20–$30 million..[50] Release Theatrical Outside the U. noting that the weekend is more tailored for family-oriented films or light-comedy..[58] In April 2008.[44] Costing $53 million to produce. the edited version of Death Proof was first screened on November 1. In an attempt to explain the film's disappointing opening weekend.. However.''Grindhouse (film)'' 281 Box office Grindhouse did not perform well at the box office. Planet Terror and Death Proof were released separately in extended versions.[59] In South America.] People who saw it loved it and applauded.422.[60] ."[19] Harvey Weinstein said that he was so "incredibly disappointed" with the film's opening weekend that he was considering re-releasing it as two separate movies and possibly adding back the "missing" scenes.088 in ticket sales.5 million" in the United States. not exploitative horror films. such as the lap dance scene. instead of two separate volumes.] I'm proud of my flop. So you are kind of trying to teach us something else. while Death Proof was releasead on July 2010 at least in Brazil. they don't really have this tradition .[52] [53] In reaction to the possibility of a split in a foreign release.[55] In the United Kingdom.[56] The release of Planet Terror followed on November 9.. But the movie worked with the audience.[46] [47] The opening weekend box office total stood below not only the second weekends of Blades of Glory and Meet the Robinsons. Death Proof was released on September 21.[57] In Australia. The additional material includes scenes that were replaced in the American theatrical release version with a "missing reel" title card.. Tarantino stated "Especially if they were dealing with non-English language countries. "It was disappointing. 2007.[49] The film has altogether earned $25. While the separated version of Planet Terror includes the Machete trailer. none of the other fake trailers were included when the features were released individually."[43] Box office analyst Lee Tistaert of popular tracking website Lee's Movie Info compared the result with what may have happened if Tarantino's Kill Bill saga had been released as one film. not only do they not really know what a grind house is. and Canada. Grindhouse was screened by Dendy Cinemas in one venue at a time across the country. they don't even have the double feature tradition. approximately two months apart. Grindhouse had limited screenings.417. Others attributed the film's disappointing opening to the timing of Easter weekend. through the use of a traveling 35 mm reel. too scary to be funny. and it also opened below the opening weekend of the widely panned Are We Done Yet?."[54] Many European fans saw the split as an attempt to increase profits by forcing audiences to pay twice for what was shown as a single film in the United States. Death Proof was screened in Europe in the extended version that was presented in competition at the Cannes film festival.S.[43] [45] making a per-theater average of $4. yeah. A total of about 27 minutes were added for this version.[51] The poster artwork for each film's release in the Netherlands claimed that Death Proof would feature "coming attractions" from Rodriguez. while Planet Terror would feature "coming attractions" from Tarantino.[43] surprising box office analysts and fans alike given the strong reviews and favorable media buzz. from January 17. Planet Terror was released on January 2010. 2007 as a separate film. box office analyst Brandon Gray suggested that Grindhouse "suffered the usual horror comedy dilemma that afflicted Snakes on a Plane and Slither among others: too funny to be scary.. [. 2008.[1] [2] Grindhouse opened poorly with "a disappointing $11.[48] Quentin Tarantino is quoted as saying about the film's box office results. "Is it possible that Tarantino got his wish this time as a result of two back-to-back $60 million grosses?" he asked. [.

I think they're still trying to figure out Grindhouse 1 before we think about Grindhouse 2. 2008 in Japan. with the exception of Machete.[69] Tarantino said that he wants to shoot an "old-school Kung Fu movie in Mandarin with subtitles in some countries. The Blu-ray edition of Planet Terror also contained a "scratch-free" version of the film that removed much of the damage effects. the film was pushed back to a 2010 release date. and that his 10-Minute Cook School would appear on it.[67] The theatrical version of Grindhouse is set for a Region 2 DVD and stand alone version of Death Proof HD DVD released in Germany on December 31. 3rd.[71] According to Eli Roth. and release a shorter. where we'd be trained in Mexico to come back here and fight. 2007.[65] Planet Terror and Death Proof were released individually on Blu-ray Disc on December 16. The trailers were omitted from both releases.[63] This release would also reportedly include Hobo with a Shotgun.S. originally stated their uncle wanted to do a sequel featuring both Machete and The Babysitter Twins.[73] However.[61] [62] Robert Rodriguez stated in his 10-Minute Film School that a box set of the two films would be available soon.[70] It has also been reported by Rotten Tomatoes that Edgar Wright may expand Don't into a feature film. dubbed cut in others" for his segment." Electra Avellan told bloody-disgusting. 2007. 2010 in the U. Roth is quoted as saying "We're talking to Dimension about it. and has exclusive bonus features.[74] "Robert mentioned something about the end of the world and Hollywood action films. but I've already been working on the outline for it and I would do it in a heartbeat.com."[72] Rodriguez announced plans to create a feature-length adaptation of the Machete trailer and release it by the time Planet Terror and Death Proof would be made available on DVD. Blu-Ray. with Planet Terror following on October 16. 2010 that the Blu-ray would also include a 5-minute version of "Werewolf Women of the SS". Sequel Both Rodriguez and Tarantino have said that they are interested in making a sequel to Grindhouse. he and Wright have discussed the possibility of pairing Don't with Thanksgiving for a Grindhouse sequel.''Grindhouse (film)'' 282 Home media Death Proof and Planet Terror were released separately on DVD in the United States. separated only by the faux trailers that were seen in theaters. 2008 in North America.[66] while the Blu-ray edition of Death Proof only contained the "damaged" version of the film.[64] A six-DVD edition of the film was released on March 21.[68] A two-disc Blu-Ray "Special Edition" of Grindhouse was released on October 5. Rodriguez's nieces who play the Crazy Babysitter Twins in both films.[75] . featuring the films in both their individual extended versions and in the abridged double feature presentation along with previously-unreleased special features. Machete was screened Sept. but the latter concept did not materialize with the former's release. due to various delays. 1st and released across cinemas in the US on Sept. Both were two-disc special editions featuring extended versions of the films. Death Proof was released on September 18. This release marks the first time that US viewers can duplicate the full Grindhouse experience at home as it was seen in theaters. Bill Moseley stated at FanExpo on August 27. 2009. Electra and Elise Avellan. The first disc of the 2-disc set contains Death Proof and Planet Terror.

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with the film scoring a 49% at Rotten Tomatoes. Kay Panabaker as George. thematic elements and brief language. . 2007 99 minutes United States English $20 million $30.666. One reviewer felt that it "caters to an exclusive club whose members are prone to overlook its numerous faults"[1] and it was mocked in The New Yorker. The film was rated PG by the MPAA for "mild violence.666.[2] The critics who did like it generally thought it was refreshing." Set in Los Angeles. and Amy Bruckner as Bess Marvin.930 Nancy Drew is a 2007 American film loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. it was directed by Andrew Fleming.[3] [4] The film grossed $30. Max Thieriot as Ned.''Nancy Drew (2007 film)'' 287 Nancy Drew (2007 film) Nancy Drew Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Andrew Fleming Jerry Weintraub Andrew Fleming Tiffany Paulsen Emma Roberts Josh Flitter Max Thieriot Rachael Leigh Cook Tate Donovan Marshall Bell Ralph Sall Music by Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Jeff Freeman Virtual Studios Jerry Weintraub Productions Warner Bros. It stars Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew.930 worldwide on a $20 million budget. June 15. Critics' reaction to it was mixed.

as an early birthday present. but gets into a car crash and must go to the emergency room. Nancy discovers that Biedermeyer is the one who was disinherited by Dehlia's will (signing his papers with a large "Z" as his middle name is Zachary). However. She learns that the child. which is rented by Leshing (Marshall Bell). when he questions Nancy about the will. she is a bit sad that the mystery is over. She tracks the will to a Chinese antique shop. Nancy tries to fit in with the text messaging mean teens (Daniella Monet and Kelly Vitz). She is just as cheerful as ever as she runs back into their River Heights home. Nancy kicks Biedermeyer in the shin and escapes. but Leshing's. along with Biedermeyer. Corky becomes jealous of Nancy and Ned's close relationship and tries his best to get Nancy's attention. Nancy manages to make it all the way home and is caught by Biedermeyer who threatens to "squeeze the will out of her. leaving her father with Biedermeyer and his men. Jane Brighton (Rachael Leigh Cook). Drew. only befriending a younger boy. a tearful Jane arrives on Nancy's doorstep and announces that her daughter has been taken away from her on false charges of child endangerment. she soon comes to. As Nancy watches a video sent by Jane and her new Draycott Home for Single Mothers. Nancy chose their California house because it was the home of Dehlia Draycott. Draycott had a child and gave it up for adoption in privacy. Nancy's father has forbidden her from further sleuthing and encourages her to focus on high school and being normal." Nancy asks him why he killed Dehlia and he replies that Dehlia went a bit crazy after her reappearance. Despite the mystery. and contacts her father's business associate. She reveals that after Nancy's initial visit. she discovers a letter that Draycott wrote to an unknown "Z". Nancy manages to remove it and though she is knocked unconscious in the blast. Leshing arrives via the secret passageway and knocks the henchmen unconscious and Nancy reveals that she secretly recorded what Biedermeyer told her. While police arrive at the house and arrest Biedermeyer. She goes outside to see Ned repairing her car. move from River Heights for a few months and rent a house in California. Nancy escapes. Her father. is the sole beneficiary of Draycott's will. Ned understands her persistence in sleuthing and finds himself assisting Nancy with the Draycott mystery. Nancy receives a threatening phone call telling her to get off the case. discovering an underground passageway to a neighbor's basement. a man showed up on her doorstep to threaten her. but just after retrieving it. Meanwhile. her father tells her that she has a long distance phone call for a new mystery in Scotland. concludes that he is Dehlia Draycott's supposed love. Nancy demands that her father take up Jane's case. Right after Nancy and Ned kiss. to assist her with the case. which has disappeared. that Jane is not his daughter. One afternoon. She realizes that the sleuthing world is the only place she fits in and decides to solve the Draycott mystery. Ned (Max Thieriot). the lawyer of the Draycott estate. Nancy is chloroformed into unconsciousness and kidnapped by the villain's henchmen. While watching a Dehlia Draycott film. and demands the will. Nancy realizes that Draycott must have hidden her revised will in a prop from one of her movies. . she figures out that just before her death. In the Draycott mansion.''Nancy Drew (2007 film)'' 288 Plot Nancy Drew (Emma Roberts) and her widower father. Corky (Josh Flitter). She admits to her secret sleuthing and explains about Draycott's hidden will. Biedermeyer offers them a ride home so he can sign a business deal with Mr. a murdered movie star based on Natalie Wood whose case has never been solved. Naturally. From photographs of Draycott before her death. They talk and they both lean in for a kiss. who was supposedly Draycott's love interest. the groundskeeper to the Draycott estate. Nancy tells Leshing he's Jane's father and he tells Jane and she hugs him for the first time of her life. Dashiel Biedermeyer (Barry Bostwick). arrives and demands to know what is going on. Nancy's father presents her with the blue Nash Metropolitan convertible she left back at home in River Heights. The trio spend numerous hours together. but is once again cornered by Biedermeyer and his henchmen. At one point. Nancy struggles to fit in at her new school. a bomb is left in Nancy's roadster. He agrees as Jane stays with them. Jane is able to get back her daughter and converts the Draycott mansion into a home for single mothers as the Drews return to River Heights. where Carson has a temporary job. Along with her roadster comes her long-time crush/guy friend. The will is restored to its rightful owner. Carson Drew (Tate Donovan). she manages to jump out of the moving car.

At this point in time. including South Pasadena.832.[7] .612. have acquired the rights to the 2007 film version of Nancy Drew.520 in the US and $5. Billings Rich Cooper as Charlie Kaitlyn Van Item as Allie Brighton Pat Carroll as the landlady. Box Office. Bruce Willis as Himself (uncredited) Chris Kattan as Burglar (uncredited) Craig Gellis as Thug Background and production Filming was done in 2006. not Disney Channel. Long Beach. has aired the 2002 made-for-TV version of Nancy Drew starring Maggie Lawson.666. La Canada Flintridge and Burbank.[6] Plugged In said that "the film has all of the oversimplifications of a teen mystery novel with a little . Reception The reviews for the film has been mixed.S. Free-TV airings for Nancy Drew U.''Nancy Drew (2007 film)'' 289 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew (doubled by Karine Mauffrey) Josh Flitter a s Corky Max Thieriot as Ned Nickerson Rachael Leigh Cook as Jane Brighton Tate Donovan as Carson Drew Marshall Bell as John Leshing Laura Harring as Dehlia Draycott (as Laura Elena Harring) Barry Bostwick as Dashiel Biedermeyer Daniella Monet as Inga Veinshtein Kelly Vitz as Trish Amy Bruckner as Bess Marvin Kay Panabaker as George Fayne David B. ABC Family. Emma Roberts did not have her driver's license and was unable to drive the roadster for the car chase scenes herself. Los Angeles.410 overseas for a total $30. Doty as Father Murphy Caroline Aaron as Barbara Barbara (doubled by Caryn Mower) Cliff Bemis as Chief McGinnis Adam Clark as Sgt.but not enough humorous self-awareness tossed in to make the story satisfying for adults".054. the film grossed $6. Santa Clarita. It received a 49% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and a 54% at Metacritic.S. cable networks. The movie was filmed in several California cities.318 on its opening weekend and has since grossed $25.930 worldwide.[5] Nancy's car in the film is a blue Nash Metropolitan convertible. such as ABC Family and Disney Channel. Opening at #7 in the U.

imdb. cgi/ web/ vortex/ display?slug=nancy15& date=20070615& source=st). .com/movies/?id=nancydrew. imdb. com/ arts/ critics/ cinema/ 2007/ 06/ 25/ 070625crci_cinema_lane?currentPage=2). archive. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-et-nancydrew15jun15. com/ title/ tt0479500/ locations).htm) at Box Office Mojo Nancy Drew (http://www. story).Shaun Ryder) References [1] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www. "Party Tonight" (Bizarre) 13. com/ film/ titles/ nancydrew). "Perfect Misfit" (Liz Phair) 3.com/title/tt0479500/) at the Internet Movie Database Nancy Drew (http://www. reelviews. "All I Need" (Cupid) 12. calendarlive. "Like a Star" (Corinne Bailey Rae) 8. [4] "Teen detective dazzles as she takes on Tinseltown" (http:/ / archives.allmovie. 2008. Retrieved July 2. "Nice Day" (Persephone's Bees) 9. 2007. [2] "Discoveries" (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-et-nancydrew15jun15. 2007. "Come to California" (Matthew Sweet) 2. External links • • • • • Official website (http://http://nancydrewmovie. "Looking for Clues" (Katie Melua) 6. 2007. "DARE" (Gorillaz feat. . .0. seattletimes. "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?" (Rooney) 14. Retrieved July 1. . story) on September 29. [7] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. 2007. metacritic. html). . Retrieved July 2. "Kids in America" (The Donnas) 4. nwsource. htm). [5] "Filming locations for Nancy Drew (2007)" (http:/ / www. com/ cgi-bin/ texis. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. .com/) Nancy Drew (http://www.4483130. org/ web/ 20070929134832/ http:/ / www. Retrieved July 1. [3] "'Nancy Drew' solves the modern girl blues.4483130. com/ movies/ ?id=nancydrew. "We Came to Party" (J-Kwon) 11. [6] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www. "Blue Monday" (Flunk) 10. Retrieved January 17.rottentomatoes. "Hey Nancy Drew" (Chris Price) 7.''Nancy Drew (2007 film)'' 290 Soundtrack 1. 2007. calendarlive.boxofficemojo. net/ movies/ n/ nancy_drew. "Pretty Much Amazing" (Joanna) 5.com/work/335705) at Allmovie Nancy Drew (http://www. newyorker. Retrieved July 1. . 2007.warnerbros." (http:/ / web.0. 2007.com/m/nancy_drew/) at Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved July 2.

2007 129 minutes Distributed by Release date(s) Running time .''Live Free or Die Hard'' 291 Live Free or Die Hard Live Free or Die Hard Live Free or Die Hard official movie poster Directed by Produced by Len Wiseman Michael Fottrell Co-Producer: Stephen James Eads Executive Producer: William Wisher Arnold Rifkin Mark Bomback Uncredited Screenplay: [1] Kevin Smith Bruce Willis Len Wiseman Mark Bomback David Marconi "A Farewell to Arms" by John Carlin Characters: Roderick Thorp Bruce Willis Justin Long Timothy Olyphant Maggie Q Mary Elizabeth Winstead Kevin Smith Cliff Curtis Marco Beltrami Screenplay by Story by Based on Starring Music by Cinematography Simon Duggan Editing by Studio Nicolas De Toth 20th Century Fox Cheyenne Enterprises Dune Entertainment Ingenious Film Partners 20th Century Fox June 27.

. When Gabriel tries to contact Mai. Plot summary A number of computer hackers upload programs they were paid to code to a woman named Mai Linh (Maggie Q). Mai uses the programs to cause a brief computer outage at the FBI Cyber-Security Division in the J. McClane's unexpected arrival stops Farrell from unknowingly triggering the explosives meant for him.464 Die Hard with a Vengeance Die Hard 5 Live Free or Die Hard (released as Die Hard 4. An unrated version of Live Free or Die Hard containing profanity and violence not included in the theatrical version was made available for the DVD release. who taunts him with the news of his dead girlfriend. FBI director Miguel Bowman is uninterested in his surmise: Farrell believes that the terrorists are mounting a "fire sale" (where "everything must go") attack. Unlike the prior three films in the series.[2] After the project was stalled due to the September 11. and the fourth installment in the Die Hard series. D. the US rating was PG-13 rather than R. Mai has assassins as backup. is a 2007 American action film. McClane and Farrell drive away in an FBI Police cruiser to a secure building. setting off a public panic. where Farrell is questioned. The main plot finds McClane fighting a gang of cyber terrorists who plan to hack FBI computers. McClane is able to kill all of them.531. he reaches McClane instead. 2007. taking advantage of the vulnerability of the nation's computer-controlled infrastructure. For the DVD release. 2001 attacks. but Gabriel and Mai are able to locate Farrell and divert them to gunmen waiting in a helicopter. The film had total international box office gross receipts of $383.5 million. The score for the film was released on July 2. The film received generally positive reviews. In the ensuing firefight. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. As McClane and Farrell recover. 20th Century Fox pioneered a new kind of DRM. that tries to weaken the incentives for consumers to learn how to rip discs by offering them a downloadable version with studio-imposed restrictions. 2007. even though Wiseman and Willis stated that they wanted to limit the amount of CGI in the film. Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant). but McClane is able to protect Farrell and kill most of their attackers. gives her orders to initiate his plot.[3] The film's North American release date was June 27. Digital Copy. both Willis and his stunt double were injured. Mai's boss and companion. Farrell believes that the power grid will be the next target. The film was based on the 1997 article "A Farewell to Arms" written for Wired magazine by John Carlin. where they find Mai and her henchmen. McClane manages to destroy the helicopter with the police cruiser. production eventually began. NYPD detective John McClane is assigned to bring a hacker named Matthew "Matt" Farrell (Justin Long) into FBI custody. The first phase involves taking control of the transportation grid (most particularly. The FBI responds by initiating a nationwide roundup of all known top hackers. McClane takes Farrell to the FBI headquarters in Washington. allowing them to . Soon. and the film's title was switched several times. and directs McClane to a utility superstation in West Virginia. Farrell transmits Gabriel's image to the FBI. Edgar Hoover Building. all of the unknown hackers are killed by explosives wired to their computers.C.''Live Free or Die Hard'' Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by United States English $110 million [2] 292 $383. A variety of visual effects were used for action sequences. In separate incidents during filming. The next day. earning a 82% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 69/100 from Metacritic.0 outside North America). over the Fourth of July weekend. Gabriel televises a national broadcast of a fake video of the United States Capitol exploding. traffic lights) and the stock market.

After Warlock traces Gabriel's location to Woodlawn.[5] It was speculated that Willis' real life daughter Rumer. who has power generators ready in case of an outage. Gabriel redirects all the natural gas in nearby pipelines to the station. FBI Deputy Director Kevin Smith as Frederick "Warlock" Kaludis. 293 Cast • • • • Bruce Willis as Lieutenant John McClane Justin Long as Matthew "Matt" Farrell Timothy Olyphant as Thomas Gabriel. During the chase. killing him.[8] and Taylor Fry. In case of a total computer systems failure—such as the one Gabriel manufactured—every critical personal and financial record across the country is sent to servers there to create a backup. had all previously auditioned for the role. he reveals to McClane that he has taken McClane's estranged daughter Lucy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) hostage. Gabriel's main hacker Cyril Raffaelli as Rand. was a prime candidate for the part of Lucy McClane. who was born the same year that the original • • • • • • • • Die Hard was released. Farrell suggests that they get help from his hacker friend. McClane and Farrell head there.[4] Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Lucy Gennero-McClane. he was fired and his reputation was tarnished when he tried to sound the alarm about America's vulnerability to cyber-warfare. and Farrell. Gabriel's men take over the facility and start downloading a copy. Warlock. Enraged. Afterwards. McClane hijacks Gabriel's semi and pursues.[9] who played Lucy in the original Die Hard film in 1988. when Gabriel grinds his gun into McClane's wound. Gabriel's henchman Željko Ivanek as Agent Molina. Farrell manages to encrypt the downloaded data to block access to it. Gabriel detects Warlock's hack and speaks with him. McClane. Maryland. The inclusion of McClane's daughter was previously considered for Die Hard with a Vengeance. to McClane's chagrin. Gabriel hacks into the military's computers to deceive a United States Air Force F-35B Lightning II pilot into believing that McClane is a terrorist. but is captured. Gabriel and his men then leave the facility. Gabriel's henchman. but he manages to survive and inadvertently destroys the aircraft with falling debris. Frederick "Warlock" Kaludis (Kevin Smith). before the FBI arrive. where Farrell triggers an alarm in the facility to alert the FBI. Emerson. but McClane and Farrell escape just before the resulting explosion causes a power outage over most of the East Coast.''Live Free or Die Hard'' identify their nemesis. he was once a top expert for the NSA. Olyphant filmed his role in three weeks. Warlock is also able to explain Gabriel's motivation: a talented hacker. It is being used in a Social Security Administration building at Woodlawn. Gabriel's last surviving henchman is killed by Farrell. Maggie Q as Mai Linh Cliff Curtis as Miguel Bowman. McClane fires it through his own shoulder and into Gabriel. McClane's estranged daughter. Farrell's hacker friend Jonathan Sadowski as Trey. Bowman's assistant and friend Edoardo Costa as Emerson. McClane spots Gabriel's Hazmat van pulling into a nearby warehouse and heads there. Gabriel's main henchman Sung Kang as Raj . The pilot attacks McClane's vehicle. an unlikely target. McClane gives the license plate number of Gabriel's Hazmat van to Bowman so he can use the vehicle's LoJack to locate Gabriel and bring help.[7] Britney Spears. locates the program Farrell created for Gabriel. shoots McClane in his shoulder and Gabriel makes McClane watch as he prepares to kill Lucy and Farrell. Lucy and Farrell show interest in each other. However. However. As McClane deals with Gabriel's forces. Escaping the destruction. and she was in the video game Die Hard: Vendetta. but Gabriel still holds Lucy and Farrell hostage. They discover that it is actually a front for a highly classified government facility which Gabriel instituted during his tenure at the National Security Agency (NSA). Farrell and Lucy in tow.[6] Jessica Simpson. McClane dispatches all but one of Gabriel's henchmen. McClane uses the truck's CB to contact Warlock who connects him to Bowman.

[20] The Orphanage developed a multi-level freeway interchange for use in one of the final scenes of the film by creating a digital environment and a 1000-foot (300 m) long spiral ramp that was built in front of a bluescreen. and utilities infrastructure systems. this one has to feel more real.[20] including the sequence that shows characters John McClane and Matt Farrell crouching between two cars as another car lands on top of the other cars.0 title.com by David Marconi.0. Pixel Magic.[19] Digital Dimension worked on 200 visual effects shots in the film. with added CGI for the debris and moving rotor blades. It has to be embedded in some kind of practical reality in order to give it that edge of being a Die Hard.[21] When the jet is shown hovering near the freeway.[10] Using a Wired article entitled "A Farewell to Arms" by John Carlin. screenwriter of Enemy of the State. telecommunications. editors used the software 3D graphics program Maya to blur the background and create a heat ripple effect.[16] as the film was released outside North America with that title.[19] The company also assisted in adding cars for traffic collisions and masses of people for evacuations from several government buildings. This was accomplished by first filming one take where an assassin with a rifle jumps from the helicopter. Marconi crafted a screenplay about a cyber-terrorist attack on the U. financial. because we’ve got Transformers and other big CG movies coming out. depicting a three-stage coordinated attack on a country's transportation. International trailers use the Die Hard 4. only to be resurrected several years later and rewritten into Live Free or Die Hard by Doug Richardson and eventually by Mark Bomback. the project was stalled.[17] Visual effects For the visual effects used throughout the film.0. "Live Free or Die". John McClane propels a car into a hovering helicopter.''Live Free or Die Hard'' • Tim Russ as Agent Summers 294 Production Script and title The film's plot is based on an earlier script entitled WW3. R!ot. which crashes to the ground.[21] .[19] In the same sequence.[18] One VFX producer said that "Len was insisting on the fact that. and Amalgamated Pixels assisted in the visual effects of the film. actor Bruce Willis and director Len Wiseman stated that they wanted to use a limited amount of CGI. both Wiseman and Willis note a preference for Die Hard 4. a crane yanked the car and threw it in the air onto the two cars that were also being pulled by cables.[21] When a F-35 jet is chasing McClane on the freeway.[21] [22] The nine-foot model was constructed from November 2006 through February 2007. The Orphanage. a miniature model and a full-size prop were both built to assist in digitally adding the jet into the scene. The shot was completed when the two characters were integrated into the footage of the car stunt after the lighting was adjusted and CGI glass and debris were added. which is attributed to a quote from General John Stark. To achieve this effect. and subtly mock the Live Free or Die Hard title.[14] [15] The title is based on the state motto of New Hampshire. IGN later reported the film was to be called Die Hard: Reset instead.S.[12] Willis said in 2005 that the film would be called Die Hard 4. The final view of the shot overlays the two takes.[3] [11] The attack procedure is known as a "fire sale". 2007 with filming to begin in September 2006. and in the next take the car is propelled into the stationary helicopter as it is hoisted by wires. Early into the DVD commentary for the film. After the September 11. as it revolves around computers and cyber-terrorism. 2001 attacks."[19] Companies such as Digital Dimension.[13] 20th Century Fox later announced the title as Live Free or Die Hard and set a release date of June 29.

he noticed that the situation was much more serious than previously thought—in the DVD commentary.[25] Post-production for the film only took 16 weeks. due to the level and intensity of the action. not really thinking so much about what the rating would be."[29] Willis said he thought that viewers unaware that it was not an R-rated film would not suspect that. character dialogue was cut or muted in post-production to reduce profanity.[25] When recording the sound for the semi trailer used in one of the final scenes of the film. But in the end. Live Free or Die Hard.6 m) from a fire escape to the pavement. It seems almost a courageous move to give a picture an R rating these days. and fractures in both wrists. and Len Wiseman filming on location in Baltimore. these stitches can accidentally be seen in the scene where McClane first delivers Farrell to Bowman. 18 microphones were used to record the engine.''Live Free or Die Hard'' 295 Filming and injuries Filming for Live Free or Die Hard started in downtown Baltimore.[26] Willis was injured January 24. Rippenkroeger suffered broken bones in his face. An FBI Police (CVPI) car used during filming.[25] Justin Long. tires.[25] Bruce Willis' stunt double.. although less than the previous films."[17] Bruce Willis was upset with the studio's decision. it's better than the first one. a punctured lung. and I hadn't even heard that it was PG-13. stating.[24] Eight different sets were built on a large soundstage for filming many scenes throughout the film. Bruce Willis.. Willis described the event as "no big deal" but when Len Wiseman inspected his injury. Willis personally paid the hotel bills for Rippenkroeger's parents and visited him a number of times at the hospital. 2007 during a fight scene. Willis was hospitalized and received seven stitches which ran through his right eyebrow and down into the corner of his eye.[30] [31] He also said that this film was the best of the four: "It's unbelievable. I personally think. "I really wanted this one to live up to the promise of the first one. production was temporarily shut down.[27] Throughout filming. In some cases. Wiseman indicates in inspecting the wound that he could see bone. Maryland on September 23. and the usage of some profanity. Due to the film's non-linear production schedule. Director Len Wiseman commented on the rating. That's a studio decision that is becoming more and more common. saying "It was about three months into it [production]. In order to prevent possible injuries and be in peak condition for the film."[32] . Willis worked out almost daily for several months prior to filming. But we still made a pretty hardcore. smashmouth film. because they’re trying to reach a broader audience. however. several broken ribs. Due to his injuries. which I always thought was the only really good one. I just saw it last week. Larry Rippenkroeger. when it was more common for similar films to use 26 weeks.[28] Rating In the United States the first three films in the Die Hard series were rated R by the MPAA. watching it. and damage to the vehicle. when he was kicked above his right eye by a stunt double for actress Maggie Q who was wearing stiletto heels. was knocked unconscious when he fell 25 feet (7. 2006. sparked controversy because it was edited to obtain a PG-13 rating. between 200 and 250 stunt people were used. it was just trying to make the best Die Hard movie.[23] The Social Security Datacenter exteriors were shot at Diamond Ranch High School in California.

"Cycler" by RipTide Music. action-packed summer popcorn flick" and a score of a generally favorable 69% on Metacritic based on 34 reviews.3 million counting Wednesday and Thursday). for a total of $383. 2007 63:06 Varèse Sarabande Professional reviews • SoundtrackNet link [44] The score for Live Free or Die Hard. "a smart script and spectacular special effects make this the best Die Hard of 'em all."[38] Michael Medved gave the film three and a half out of four stars. film critic Richard Roeper and guest critic Katherine Tulich gave the film "Two thumbs up.5 million domestically. "I'm So Sick" by Flyleaf. making it the twelfth highest grossing film of 2007."[37] On the television show Ebert & Roeper. the same as Die Hard With A Vengeance (The first 2 films in the series received an 18 certificate). Other songs in the film include "Rock & Roll Queen" by The Subways.[41] the best opening day take of any film in the Die Hard franchise (not taking inflation into account). written by Marco Beltrami.[33] with reference to the line "Yippiee-ki-yay Motherfucker" which. this new Die Hard works as both its own story about an over-the-hill but still vital hero and as a nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the original films. several days after the United States release of the film. "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.[40] Live Free or Die Hard made $9. '"Out Of Bullets" (1:08) 2.''Live Free or Die Hard'' In the United Kingdom the BBFC awarded the film a 15 rating." with Richard Roeper stating that the film is "not the best or most exciting Die Hard. "Willis is in top form in his career-defining role.[43] Soundtrack Live Free Or Die Hard Score Soundtrack by Marco Beltrami Released Length Label July 2. 2007 by Varèse Sarabande (which also released the soundtracks for the first two Die Hard films). opining.[42] The film made $134. but Kamen is not credited on the film or the album.172 theaters. Roeper also remarked." Toppman also said that the film had a lack of memorable villains and referred to John McClane as "just a bald Terminator with better one-liners".[35] [36] A review on IGN stated "Like the recent Rocky Balboa. 1. due to his passing away in 2003 .[34] 296 Reception The film has a score of 82% with a certified "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 197 reviews with the consensus being it is "an efficient. The film was released with no cuts made and advice that it 'contains frequent action violence and one use of strong language'.0 million overseas.3 million ($48. This was the first film not to be scored by Michael Kamen. was released on July 2.Beltrami incorporates Kamen's thematic material into his score. and "War Zone" by Audiomachine.1 million in its first day of release in 3. although obscured by gunfire.5 million. "Shootout" (3:41) . it is the most successful film in the franchise.[2] To date."[39] Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer stated: "I can safely say I've never seen anything as ridiculous as Live Free or Die Hard. but it is a lot of fun" and that it is his favorite among the sequels to the original Die Hard. and $249. "Goth (Remix)" by 615 Music and Craig Sharmat. the BBFC claimed was clearly audible therefore contributing towards the issuing of a 15 certificate. On its opening weekend Live Free or Die Hard made $33.

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What Just Happened is an independent film. 2008 (United States) 104 minutes United States English $25 million $5.679 [1] What Just Happened is a satirical comedy-drama directed by Barry Levinson starring Robert De Niro. produced by 2929 Productions. 2008 (Sundance) October 17. about his experiences as a producer in Hollywood.[2] . Art Linson Productions and Tribeca Productions. by Art Linson.291. The film is based on the book. What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line. and was released on October 17. 2008.''What Just Happened'' 300 What Just Happened What Just Happened Promotional poster Directed by Produced by Barry Levinson Art Linson Mark Cuban Robert De Niro Jane Rosenthal Art Linson Robert De Niro Sean Penn Catherine Keener Stanley Tucci John Turturro Robin Wright Penn Kristen Stewart Michael Wincott Bruce Willis Marcelo Zarvos Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Stéphane Fontaine Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Hank Corwin Magnolia Pictures (USA) Pathé (UK) January 19.

. but is made even more violent with the addition of nearly a full minute of bullets being shot into their bodies. Dick Bell. mostly caused by the fact that its ending features its main character (played by Sean Penn. Meanwhile. and ending without the dog being harmed. Ben tries to get Willis's agent. Ben. Jeremy adamantly refuses. Jeremy has re-edited the film again without the knowledge of Ben or Lou. and the film goes ahead. to which Brad Pitt later becomes attached. Nonetheless. on the other hand. evidently not realizing that the only reason Ben let him put it in there was so that the studio would overlook the film's other violent content. A week later. and in turn put a certain end to Ben's career. although after the magazine's publishers hear about the debacle in Cannes Ben is relegated to the far edge of the photo. he reveals that Fiercely turned out to be a major blockbuster but its success doesn't stop Jeremy from having a run-in with the law. Ben's voice-over.''What Just Happened'' This film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. and immediately flies out of Cannes on the studio's private jet. Ben eventually does make it back home. along with his pet dog. During the film's postscript as narrated by Ben. who falls into a deep depression and starts drinking heavily while living with Ben's ex-wife. Lou and Jeremy attend Cannes. The situation with Fiercely is eventually remedied when Jeremy relents and re-edits the final shots to have the dog running up to Penn's character after Penn is fatally wounded instead of before. 2008. and Bruce Willis is refusing to shave the large. thick beard that he has grown. Dick Bell. leaving Ben stranded in France. Lou on the other hand is not impressed. comments that this represents him nearly. the response is not entirely negative. who plays himself elsewhere in the film) being graphically shot dead. Ben and his maverick British director. However. Jeremy Brunell (Michael Wincott). May 25. foul-mouthed response. but his efforts only get Bell fired. Willis does eventually shave his beard off. Adding to Ben's problems. Any attempt to reason with Willis inevitably meets a violent. Unfortunately. and despite abuse being shouted by some audience members. meaning he won't be on the magazine's cover and will be barely noticeable in the larger inside version. is considering several offers to direct other projects after Fiercely's success and Ben would work with him again. drawing a comparison to Amores Perros. Scott has a screenplay that he's trying to get off the ground. cutting edge material although this previously contradicts her dislike of Jeremy's work. hopeful that they might take a Palme D'Or award. as the film ends. many eagerly applaud the final version of the film. Emotionally unstable Jeremy is revealed to be holding drugs in his suitcase and he's stopped at the airport. Brad Pitt dropped out of the film project that was written by Scott. as does Penn (although any chance of a Palme d'Or is now obviously gone). he is having trouble making a clean break from Kelly. 301 Plot Ben (Robert De Niro). But Jeremy. Fiercely. his second wife. to reason with him and get the beard removed. Lou Tarnow becomes the recipient of a major award for ushering in maverick talent like Jeremy and putting out successful. according to Ben. and the third version of the ending not only features Penn's character and the dog being killed. plead their case to studio executive Lou Tarnow (Catherine Keener). He is subsequently kicked out for this behavior. in time for a photo-shoot of Hollywood's top thirty producers with Vanity Fair. which he is sentenced to rehab. a married screenwriter who Ben has previously worked with. but not quite being pushed out of Hollywood. Another problem arises when Ben discovers that his wife is also having sexual relations with Scott Solomon. She threatens to pull it from Cannes and hire an independent editor to re-do the film unless at least the dog's death is removed. which will result in the studio pulling the plug on their new project. witnesses a poor test screening for his new film. still suffers from excruciating stress-induced stomach pain that prompts him to pull over to the side of the road while on a date. a Hollywood producer.

but this inside-baseball take on Hollywood lacks satirical bite.com/title/tt0486674/) at the Internet Movie Database . Author Art Linson ISBN 1582342407 [3] "What Just Happened" (http:/ / www. Rotten Tomatoes. com/ movies/ ?id=whatjusthappened. boxofficemojo. Retrieved 2009-05-24." Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Robert De Niro as Ben. agent to Bruce Willis Kristen Stewart as Zoe.whatjusthappenedfilm. [2] "What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line". a Hollywood producer Stanley Tucci as Scott Solomon John Turturro as Dick Bell.''What Just Happened'' 302 Critical reception Based on 113 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes as of February 7. External links • Official website (http://http://www. htm).8/10. with a weighted average score of 5. the film has received an overall "Rotten" rating of 53 percent. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 2009.com) • What Just Happened (http://www. . IGN Entertainment.[3] In describing the critical consensus. Ben's second wife Catherine Keener as Lou Tarnow Moon Bloodgood as Laura Bruce Willis as Himself Sean Penn as Himself Michael Wincott as Jeremy Brunell Mark Ivanir as Johnny Jacques Maroun as Taxi Driver Alex Norca as Guard Tifany Scott as Executive Assistant Jolie Brady as Zoe's best friend Marin Hinkle as Vanity Fair Coordinator Peter Jacobson as Cal References [1] "What Just Happened? (2008)" (http:/ / www. Ben's daughter Robin Wright Penn as Kelly. it stated: "What Just Happened has some inspired comic moments. com/ m/ what_just_happened/ ). Box Office Mojo. rottentomatoes.imdb. .

5 million $48. David Mullen William M.[2] It was released on DVD in the United States on October 6. Mischa Barton and Michael Rapaport.''Assassination of a High School President'' 303 Assassination of a High School President Assassination of a High School President DVD cover Directed by Produced by Written by Narrated by Starring Brett Simon Roy Lee Doug Davison Tim Calpin Kevin Jakubowski Reece Thompson Reece Thompson Bruce Willis Mischa Barton Michael Rapaport Kathryn Morris Josh Pais Daniele Luppi M. 2009. but that release was postponed indefinitely following the bankruptcy of its distributor. Yari Film Group's releasing division. Bruce Willis. 2009. It premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and garnered rave reviews. 2009 93 minutes United States English $11. Nordberg Vertigo Entertainment Yari Film Group October 6. and starring Reece Thompson. directed by Brett Simon.394 Music by Cinematography Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Assassination of a High School President is a 2009 American neo noir comedy film.[1] The film had been scheduled for limited theatrical release on February 27. written by Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski. . Anderson Thomas J.

When Funke entered the room. Funke becomes one of the most popular kids at St. proclaiming his innocence. but is unable to get a story out of Paul and is bullied by Paul's friends. Funke says that while Paul wasn't a part of the scam. only to be shut down and left to deal with Kirkpatrick's punishment. The Student Council had actually stolen the SATs along with other tests throughout the year. Paul is the star of the basketball team and on a game night. Although Bobby claims he's a great writer. Kirkpatrick rounds up his "usual suspects" of high school misfits along with Bobby to question them. group ringleader Marlon Piazza (Luke Grimes) has Paul framed to avoid being caught. When senior Francesca Facchini (Mischa Barton) solicits Bobby's help tracking down the set of stolen SATs[3] . Donovan's. followed by the student body and Francesca.''Assassination of a High School President'' 304 Plot Bobby Funke (Reece Thompson) is a less than popular high school sophomore with a dream to get into Northwestern University's summer journalism program. The next morning Principal Kirkpatrick (Bruce Willis) discovers the SATs have been stolen from a safe in his office. Clara decides to submit Funke's article to Northwestern which earns Bobby a scholarship to the summer program. Funke investigates even deeper into the lives of Paul's shady friends. Funke's friends save him from being thrown out the window and Kirkpatrick rushes into the office. Bobby attempts to get an interview. Paul confronts Bobby. Funke uncovers a story. Funke also finds out that Francesca lead him along the entire time to keep him from finding out the truth. Marlon threatens to have Funke thrown out the window and frame it as a suicide. are revealed as lovers. modifying the marks of the best students to make them doubt their test-taking abilities and turn to the Student Council for performance-enhancing Adderrall and other speed-like medications. and funky by the rest of the school) Mischa Barton as Francesca Fachini Bruce Willis as Principal Kirkpatrick Patrick Taylor as Paul Moore Michael Rapaport as Coach Z Luke Grimes as Marlon Piazza Kathryn Morris as Nurse Platt Michael Zegen as Stephen Lohman Melonie Diaz as Clara Zoe Kravitz as Valerie Josh Pais as Señor Newell Marc John Jefferies as Elliott Duncan Zachary Booth as Rocky Aaron Himelstein as Tad Goltz . He sets on a large scale investigation and links Paul Moore to the crime. Funke confronts the group in the principal's office. He writes an article pointing the finger at Paul. As Funke's popularity grows so do his suspicions. the student body president. Francesca attempts to gain Funke's trust again. all members of the Student Council. he's never finished an article for St. Kirkpatrick forces Paul to open his locker and the SATs fall out. As a result of his sleuthing. (Melonie Diaz). Francesca and Marlon. he secretly turned on the microphone. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Reece Thompson as Bobby Funke (pronounced as Funk. The editor-in-chief Clara. stating that he got into Cornell but decided to take the test again to see if he could get a better score. Donovan's School Newspaper. Funke begins to wonder if the president really stole the SATs or if he's just a pawn in a conspiracy. Funke wins the respect of everyone from Principal Kirkpatrick to the kid that farts on him in Spanish class and Francesca takes Funke to homecoming. Paul takes a fall and injures his knee. He discovers their involvement with drug dealing. by himself. step-siblings. The group is innocent but Kirkpatrick warns them all to watch their step. but his threat and confession are heard on the school's intercom system. assigns Bobby to do an article on Paul Moore.

. Retrieved 2009-03-03. The movie is complete and ready to go but there is no release date set and it is not looking likely there will be one.[16] [17] In August 2009. thesun.[5] [6] [7] In May 2009. [2] Eller. com/ news/ activism-brilliant-high-school-assassination-foiled-by-studio-collapse. The Usual Suspects. favourably comparing it to Rushmore. This has attracted a response in the media urging a theatrical release. php) Film School Rejects. the movie was released in Portugal. Sixteen Candles and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. 25 January 2008. The movie was shot on location at Bayonne High School in Bayonne. but brilliantly balances every reference to Nietzsche with a joke about a chocolate swirly.[22] References [1] "Sundance Review: Assassination of a High School President" (http:/ / www. The look of the school and style of dress were drawn from these high schools. indicating a mixed critical reaction. 13 March 2009 [7] Is ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT getting shafted? Looks like! (http:/ / www. Barton spoke to reporters about the future of the film: "They just can't get the funding to distribute it. "Court compels Yari Film Group's releasing unit into Chapter 11" (http:/ / latimesblogs. html). "Movie stars seen around Hudson County" The Union City Reporter. the film was not released to theaters but announced for a May 14 premiere on the Russian TNT TV. php). The film was highly praised by MTV. Page 8 [5] Help Save Assassination of a High School President From Going Direct To DVD (http:/ / www. . com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2008/ 12/ court-compeles. Several journalists have advised that the film should at least receive a limited theatrical release and have encouraged fans to support the film on social networking sites such as Facebook. 12 March 2009 [6] Activism: Brilliant High School ‘Assassination’ Foiled by Studio Collapse. Al. September 23. 4 March 2009 [4] Sullivan. Chinatown. and avoiding a direct-to-dvd release by Sony who own the home video distribution rights. slashfilm. The school mascot (Friar) was inspired from Fenwick. Donovan's High School was inspired by the Catholic high schools of writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski. latimes. The release date was not met as its distributor Yari Film Group's releasing division filed for bankruptcy. distributed by Ecofilmes."[15] In Russia. uk/ sol/ homepage/ showbiz/ film/ article2292656.[4] Release The film was scheduled for a February 17 limited theatrical release. filmschoolrejects. [20] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] Reception The film holds a 50% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. [3] Mischa goes back to school (http:/ / www. Los Angeles Times. com/ node/ 40414) Aintitcool 13 March 2009 . Illinois. followed by a wide release on March 27.''Assassination of a High School President'' • John Magaro as Cipriato 305 Inspiration The fictional St. com/ 2009/ 03/ 12/ is-assassination-of-a-high-school-president-going-direct-to-dvd/ ) Slash. filmschoolrejects. The network added that "The film's central mystery keeps you guessing intelligently. ece) The Sun. Calpin attended Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton Pennsylvania while Jakubowski attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park. Willis is "hilariously intense" and Barton "brings the femme fatale back for a new generation. Claudia (2008-12-12). 2007. New Jersey. com/ reviews/ sundance-review-assassination-of-a-high-school-president."[21] The Hollywood Reporter cited the film's lack of "novel insights" but praised the performance of two of its actors. Needs Our Help (http:/ / www. aintitcool. because of YFG's bankruptcy it was reported that the film would not receive a theatrical release.[18] [19] However. co. in April 2010. Thompson is "completely convincing" and Barton is "captivating". Film School Rejects." The casting choices were also praised. and would instead be released straight-to-DVD on October 6. 2009.

13 March 2009 [11] Yari's Woes Threaten 'Assassination of a High School President' (http:/ / www. collider. [18] ‘Assassination of a High School President’ Snags a Release Date (http:/ / screenrant.rottentomatoes. blogspot.boxofficemojo.com/2008/01/25/video-clips-assassination-of-a-high-school-president/) from /Film . businessinsider. 13 March 2009 [12] Attention Movie Studios! Someone please pick up ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT (http:/ / www. 2009 [19] Assassination of a High School President Arrives on DVD in October (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ 2009/ 06/ 30/ help-save-assassination-of-a-high-school-president/ ) Flick Cast. com/ dvd/ news/ article_1494071.''Assassination of a High School President'' [8] Buzzworthy "Assassination of a High School President" Destined For DVD Death (http:/ / www. [17] (Russian) "Film's description in the TNT-TV guide" (http:/ / www. hollywoodreporter. com/ entertainment/ news/ article. 25 January 2008 External links • Assassination of a High School President (http://www. ru/ tvprogram/ 2009-05-14.com/work/404665) at Allmovie • Assassination of a High School President (http://www. com/ buzzworthy-assassination-of-a-high-school-president-destined-for-dvd-wasteland-2009-3) The Business Insider. com/ assassination-of-a-high-school-president-dvd-release-date-kofi-20243/ ) Retrieved August 8.com/title/tt1018818/) at the Internet Movie Database • Assassination of a High School President (http://www. php) Obsessed with film. com/ movie-news/ saving-a-high-school-president. 2009 306 [20] http:/ / portalcinema. com/ 2008/ 01/ 23/ sundance-review-assassination-of-a-high-school-president/ ) MTV. php/ Assassination-of-a-High-School-President-arrives-on-DVD-in-October) Retrieved August 8. cinematical. 13 March 2009 [10] Mischa Barton’s ‘High School President’ May Graduate To DVD (http:/ / moviesblog. 23 January 2008 [22] Assassination of a High School President-Bottom Line: Good performances can't dispel the stale feel of this teen satire (http:/ / www.com/m/ assassination_of_a_high_school_president/) at Rotten Tomatoes • Video clips (http://www. jsp?& rid=10524) Hollywood Reporter.slashfilm.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Assassination of a High School President (http://www. 13 March 2009 [14] Help Save ‘Assassination of a High School President’ (http:/ / theflickcast. . obsessedwithfilm. 2009-05-13. tnt-tv. com/ hr/ awards_festivals/ fest_reviews/ article_display. html [21] 'Assassination Of A High School President': A Sundance Review (http:/ / moviesblog. iol. 30 June 2009 [15] Barton's new movie missing money for launch (http:/ / breakingnews.allmovie. com/ 2009/ 03/ 13/ mischa-bartons-high-school-president-may-graduate-to-dvd/ ) MTV. 13 March 2009 [13] Saving a HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT (http:/ / www. com/ 2010/ 04/ critica-assassination-of-high-school. . monstersandcritics. html) Ireland Online. com/ 2009/ 03/ 13/ yaris-woes-threaten-assassination-of-a-high-school-president/ ) Cinematical. ru/ tnt-comedy/ AssasinationOfTheHighSchool/ ) (in Russian). tnt-tv. htm) (in Russian).com/movies/ ?id=assassinationofahspresident. asp?aid=11238& tcid=1) Collider. 14 March 2009 [9] Help Save Assassination of a High School President from DVD Doom! (http:/ / www. 2009-05-13. net/ 2009/ 03/ 13/ please-help-save-assassination-of-a-high-school-president-from-dvd-doom/ ) First Showing. mtv. firstshowing. ie/ entertainment/ bartons-new-movie-missing-money-for-launch-411222.imdb. 18 May 2009 [16] (Russian) "TNT-TV guide for May 14" (http:/ / www.

772 Surrogates is a 2009 American science fiction-action film. [1] United States English $80 million [2] [3] $122. Radha Mitchell plays Greer's partner Agent Peters. with Ving Rhames as the anti-surrogate religious leader Prophet. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. . based on the 2005–2006 comic book series of the same name. Rosamund Pike plays Greer's wife Maggie. 2009 89 min. and James Cromwell as the creator of the surrogates Lionel Canter.''Surrogates (film)'' 307 Surrogates (film) Surrogates Theatrical poster Directed by Produced by Jonathan Mostow David Hoberman Todd Lieberman Max Handelman Elizabeth Banks John Brancato Michael Ferris (screenplay) Robert Venditti (story) Bruce Willis Radha Mitchell Rosamund Pike Boris Kodjoe Jack Noseworthy James Cromwell Ving Rhames Richard Marvin Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Oliver Wood Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Kevin Stitt Barry Zetlin Touchstone Pictures September 25.444. it stars Bruce Willis as FBI Agent Tom Greer who ventures out into the real world to investigate the murder of surrogates. Boris Kodjoe as Greer and Peters' boss Stone.

supplied Strickland with the weapon and ordered the assassination of Dr. These fit. The Prophet orders that the weapon be delivered to Peters before being shot during a military raid on the Dread reservation which reveals that he is also a surrogate.''Surrogates (film)'' The film's main concept centers around the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase remote controlled humanoid robots through which they interact with society. Greer's surrogate is eventually destroyed by a mob of humans. Canter uses the weapon to kill Stone and proceeds to upload the virus to all surrogates. and inadvertently crash-lands into an anti-surrogate zone. After locating Strickland. forcing him to interact in the world without one. was killed instead. good-looking. use of remotely-controlled androids called "surrogates" allows everyone to live in idealized forms in the safety of their own homes. Greer eventually chooses to let the virus permanently shut down every surrogate worldwide. who informs Greer that Andrew Stone. Agent Greer faces a choice to either destroy all the surrogates or cancel the virus upload. Canter. Greer and Peters determine that a human. using one of Canter's many surrogates. Greer goes back home and shares an emotional embrace with Maggie in her real form. enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. His son. Greer is injured during the chase when Strickland uses the weapon again. Miles Strickland. The film ends with an aerial view of all of the collapsed surrogates along with overlapping news reports of the downed surrogates and how people are now "on their own" again. investigate the death of two people who were killed when their surrogates were destroyed. which will destroy the surrogates and kill their operators. under a government contract. the inventor of surrogates. Dr. the son of Dr. by the same company that produces the surrogates. the Dread Reservation (one of many throughout the United States). Canter disconnects from controlling Peters's surrogate and swallows a cyanide pill. confused and afraid of what just happened. FBI agent Tom Greer has a strained relationship with his wife Maggie. with the assistance of the network's system administrator. Agent Greer takes control of the surrogate and. the Prophet takes the weapon (after apparently killing Strickland). due to the death of their son several years before. The unexpected side effect was that the weapon disabled the fail-safe protocols that keep the surrogate's operator safe. The Dread leader. It was designed to load a virus which would overload the surrogate's systems thus disabling it. He never sees her outside of her surrogate and she criticizes his desire to interact via their real bodies. (Scars on her face imply that she was in the car accident that killed their son but managed to survive. People then begin to emerge without their surrogates. Surrogates was released on September 25. Greer heads to home of Dr. . Lionel Canter. remotely controlled robots ultimately assume their life roles. their boss at the FBI.) Greer and his partner. 2009 in the United States and Canada. used a new type of weapon that overloaded the surrogate's systems and disabled the fail-safe mechanisms that shield an operator from harm. who has been controlling both the Prophet and Peters.[4] 308 Plot In the future. One of the victims is Jarod Canter. the project was scrapped and all prototypes were destroyed except for one. A surrogate's operator is protected from harm and does not feel any pain when their surrogate is damaged. insulates the virus so the operators will survive. Believing that his plan is unstoppable. Agent Jennifer Peters. Canter. Greer attempts to bring him into custody. Agent Peters is murdered and her surrogate is hijacked by an unknown party. who has been increasingly critical of surrogate use. After the first test. Agent Greer learns that the weapon was produced. killing the operators. Using Agent Peters' surrogate in FBI Headquarters.

Release The world premiere debuted at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. and 2 featurettes. Jonathan Mostow was attached to direct the film based on an adapted screenplay by Michael Ferris and John Brancato.[8] The following November. Los Angeles. 2010.[10] Milford. Agent Greer's wife[6] Ving Rhames as The Prophet. a man hired to kill Lionel Canter. Disney acquired feature film rights to the 2005–2006 comic book series The Surrogates with the intent to distribute under Touchstone Pictures. a commentary by director Jonathan Mostow.[5] It was delayed. California on September 24. Hopedale. The Blu-ray version features four deleted scenes. a surrogate that belonged to Lionel Canter's son. The film was then released the next day in North American cinemas by Touchstone Pictures.[14] [15] Visual effects were handled by Sandbox FX. Taunton. Trevor Donovan as Surrogate Tom Greer Jack Noseworthy as Miles Strickland. and they enlisted producer Todd Lieberman to move it forward.701 in DVD sales.[17] Soundtrack .[7] James Cromwell as Dr.558. Under Disney.[16] Industrial Light and Magic and Moving Picture Company. a cult figure who disdains surrogates. Bruce Willis was cast to star in the lead role. the administrator of the FBI computer system that controls the surrogate network.[7] Filming then took place in the Massachusetts cities Lynn. Peters and Greer's supervisor at the FBI. Lionel Canter. • Helena Mattsson as JJ. The movie has sold 676. • • • • • • • • • • • Production In March 2007. 2008 in Woburn.[9] beginning on April 29. 2009. Filming was scheduled to begin in February 2008 in Lynn. who investigates the mysterious murder of a college student [5] Radha Mitchell as Agent Jennifer Peters.[6] Boris Kodjoe as Andrew Stone. The DVD & Blu-ray was released on January 26. a blonde female surrogate. the inventor of the surrogates. The project was conceived by Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks (Handelman's wife who is better known for her acting). Worcester.[11] [12] Lawrence.603 units which gives it an overall total of $11. Michael Cudlitz as Colonel Brendon Devin Ratray as Bobby Saunders. Agent Greer's partner[6] Rosamund Pike as Maggie Greer.''Surrogates (film)'' 309 Cast Bruce Willis as FBI Agent Tom Greer. Brickyard VFX.[13] and Wayland. [7] James Francis Ginty as Canter Surrogate. Massachusetts.

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Surrogates: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was orchestrated by composer Richard Marvin. Surrogates is the fifth film that director Jonathan Mostow and composer Richard Marvin have collaborated on. Marvin recorded his score with an 120-piece orchestra of the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Although it was not featured in the soundtrack, The song "I Will Not Bow" performed by Breaking Benjamin, was played during the film's ending credits. The soundtrack was released on November 10, 2009.
No. Title 1. "Pix Title Sequence" 2. "Drive To Club" 3. "Cam's Apt/Greer's Apt" 4. "Warrant Received/Foot Chase" 5. "Urine Abomination" 6. "Prophet Lies/Greer Rides" 7. "I Want You" 8. "Operation Prophet" 9. "Stone's Headache" 10. "T-Bone/Stone Zapped" 11. "Shift Enter" Length 3:14 1:39 4:06 6:20 0:57 1:29 2:03 1:49 3:01 5:41 5:26

''Surrogates (film)''
12. "Aftermath" Total length: 5:21 41:06


Critical reception
Surrogates received generally mixed reviews from film critics. The review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 39% of critics gave the film positive ratings, based on 106 reviews, while the "Top Critics" gave it a rating of 43% with a consensus that "Though it sports a slick look and feel, Surrogates fails to capitalize on a promising premise, relying instead on mindless action and a poor script".[21] Metacritic gave the film an average score of 45, based on 21 critic reviews. IGN gave the film a 6.0/10, saying that it provides a competently made, relatively predictable and slickly presented piece of genre entertainment, offering just the right amount of action beats and futuristic visuals to keep the viewer engaged without ever having an actual thought. It's good, escapist fun. Yahoo! Movies gave it a grade "C+" based on 10 reviews.[22] Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 2½ stars out of 4. Ebert stated that Surrogates is entertaining and ingenious, but it settles too soon for formula. While more ambitious than it has to be, the film descends into action scenes too quickly. He also says that the concept, based on a graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett [23] Weldele, would lead naturally to intriguing considerations. Jordan Hoffman of UGO Entertainment gave Surrogates a positive B+ rating. Hoffman replied that it is intellectually stimulating enough to keep you intrigued while never forgetting its obligation as B movie fun. Hoffman also states that Director Johnathan Mostow does his best to infuse the film’s periphery with this depth, taking a cue more from Children of Men than Zack Snyder.[24]

Box office performance
Surrogates played at 2,992 theaters, where it generated $5,053,646 on its opening day. On its opening weekend, it grossed to $14,902,692, averaging $5,050 per theater, ranking #2 at the U.S. box office, behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. For the second weekend of Oct 2-4th, it saw a 45% decrease where it fell down to 4th place at the box office only to gross about $6 million. The third domestic weekend release saw a 36% decrease, which was 9% less than its last weekend. The film went on to gross $38,577,772 domestically and $83 million worldwide, with an overall gross of $122,444,772.[3]

Differences between the film and the novel
There are many liberties taken between what happened in the graphic novel and what happened in the movie. First, the two police officers investigating the crimes against surrogates are Harvey Greer and Peter Ford (Greer's partner was a male).[25] The person committing the crimes was indeed Lionel Canter, but he was controlling a nameless, prototype surrogate who became known as "Steeplejack". [26] Harvey and Canter do not have sons in the novel (thus, Canter's motivation for causing the problem with surrogates is different). The Prophet was not a surrogate, and was actually killed by Steeplejack. [27] Harvey's surrogate is the same in appearance as his normal self (unlike most people); this is because of his lack of enthusiasm for the use of surrogates, even early on. Harvey's surrogate was actually destroyed in an encounter with Steeplejack, where Steeplejack knocks him out a window. [28] After Harvey's surrogate is destroyed, Harvey continues working the case as himself in secret, not letting anyone he works with aside from his partner know that he is doing so. His partner never takes him shopping for a new surrogate. There are no people mentioned living in normal society who do not use surrogates.

''Surrogates (film)'' There is also no way mentioned to disable surrogates remotely as done in the movie, nor does any surrogate operator get killed and have their surrogates hijacked (though, one could suppose it is possible). Harvey does not chase anyone into the Dread Reservation, and thus does not get suspended from being a police officer. Harvey does, however, give up his badge at the end of the novel. He gives it to Canter, saying his heart would not be in the job any more. [29] The meeting of Harvey and The Prophet is heavily dramatized in the graphic novel: when Harvey goes to the Dread Reservation, the way they prove he is not a surrogate is by cutting a wound into his hand. When Harvey talks to The Prophet, he notices the wound and says "Welcome back into the fold." [30] The idea of people dying when their surrogates are destroyed was likely changed for drama: when Steeplejack destroys surrogates, their users are not killed. His motive was simply to disable all surrogates, not to harm anyone. There is a higher amount of tension regarding normal society and the Dreads. In the novel, the police no longer use normal ammunition in their guns, as it would not deter criminals using surrogates. Instead, they have long been using "Sonic Guns" to disable surrogate users. However, this becomes a problem when Dreads revolt in the novel, because all that would do to a human would be to cause a nasty headache. Normal ammunition does still exist, but has been long locked away and is out of use. [31] And finally, two large details from the ending were changed. Harvey does not let Canter disable all surrogates, he simply arrives too late to stop him. This is not to say that he is not pleased by this result. When Harvey comes home to see his wife, she is dead. It is implied that she overdosed on her medication. [32]


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mint-condition baseball card who find themselves up against a merciless. This is the first film that Smith directed for which he did not write the screenplay. Platt Polly Johnsen Michael Tadross Mark Cullen Robb Cullen Bruce Willis Tracy Morgan Seann William Scott Harold Faltermeyer Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Dave Klein Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Kevin Smith Warner Bros. 2010 107 minutes [1] United States English $37 million [2] [3] $55.444. February 26. written by brothers Mark and Robb Cullen. and starring Bruce Willis. Tracy Morgan & Seann William Scott.975 Cop Out is 2010 American film directed by Kevin Smith. .''Cop Out (2010 film)'' 314 Cop Out (2010 film) Cop Out Official poster Directed by Produced by Kevin Smith Marc E. rare. memorabilia-obsessed violent gangster. The main plot revolves around two longtime NYPD partners (portrayed by Willis and Morgan) on the trail of a stolen.

but tells Paul there's nothing on it. but he falls out of a tree and apparently dies. so he sets up a secret video camera in a teddy bear. They go to the dealer. Jimmy and Paul pay Dave's bail so that he may retrieve the card and gun. are celebrating their ninth year together as partners. and the price for the wedding is close to fifty thousand dollars. cops working for the NYPD. but is surrounded by the gang. Dejected at the destruction of his prized card. During the closing credits. which is hidden in Poh Boy's shirt pocket. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Detective James "Jimmy" Monroe Tracy Morgan as Detective Paul Hodges Kevin Pollak as Hunsaker Seann William Scott as Dave Jason Lee as Roy Rashida Jones as Debbie Hodges Adam Brody as Barry Mangold Guillermo Diaz as Poh Boy Cory Fernandez as Juan Diaz Michelle Trachtenberg as Ava Monroe Ana de la Reguera as Gabriela Jim Norton as George Fred Armisen as Russian Lawyer . Paul is worried that his wife Debbie (Rashida Jones) is cheating on him. They find out that Dave is going to rob a house that night. Jimmy previews the tape from Paul's hidden camera and finds what looks to be Debbie and another man. Jimmy lets Roy pay for the wedding. They shoot him dead. she flees. Jimmy goes in to retrieve the card. While Jimmy is selling a 1952 Andy Pafko baseball card to pay for the wedding. Jimmy's daughter Ava (Michelle Trachtenberg) is getting married. When they find the car. Paul arrests Dave and discovers he has sold the card and gun for a better script. At the same time. but Paul discreetly points his pistol at Roy and orders him to sit down at the moment the priest calls out the father who would give away Ava. Pleased with the duo's investigation and assisting two colleagues (Adam Brody & Kevin Pollak) who were caught in the shootout. Paul then sees the tape from his hidden camera and is heartbroken when he sees that Jimmy has lied: Debbie is with another man in their bedroom.''Cop Out (2010 film)'' 315 Plot James "Jimmy" Monroe (Bruce Willis) and Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan). Paul learns that Debbie is not cheating on him after all: she has played a trick on him for hiding the camera in their bedroom. they discover a distressed woman named Gabriela (Ana de la Reguera) in the trunk. so they stake out the house to retrieve the card and gun. Not wanting to get Jimmy and Paul hurt. After killing most of the gang. but Paul's bullet goes through the head of the baseball player on Jimmy's card. who steals his card and Paul's favorite gun whilst robbing the shop Jimmy was selling his card to. who tells them they may have the card if they retrieve a stolen car. Jimmy is robbed by Dave (Seann William Scott). Paul is calling Debbie. it is revealed that Dave did not die in the fall when he pulls a prank on the coroner opening the body bag by doing one of his knock-knock jokes. which contains information about offshore bank accounts. Poh Boy (Guillermo Díaz). Gabriela reveals that she's the mistress of a murdered drug lord who was kidnapped by Poh Boy's gang. leaving for them a flashdrive concealed in a cross. the precinct chief (Sean Cullen) restores Jimmy and Paul to active duty and gives them commendations. After failing to capture Juan Diaz (Cory Fernandez) and for causing a disastrous neighborhood shootout and beating up a child. Jimmy is determined to find a way to come up with the money so that Roy won't humiliate him. Jimmy and Paul find Poh Boy holding Gabriela at gunpoint. Though his ex-wife Pam's second husband Roy (Jason Lee) offers to pay for the wedding. a heartless police captain suspends them without pay refusing to care about Jim's feelings for his daughter's wedding.

439. Variety reported[6] that the title had been changed to A Couple of Cops due to controversy surrounding the original one. [6] —Kevin Smith. and he and Dave Klein. and.[2] Marketing The first trailer for the film was released on December 23. 2010. that's right up my alley. the movie had at one point gone by the also-rejected title of Cop Suckers. The film was also advertised extensively in the United States during NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.875.[7] After negative reaction to the change.[15] for a February 26.126 on its opening weekend.[17] earning $18.''Cop Out (2010 film)'' • • • • • Susie Essman as Laura Mark Consuelos as Manuel Ernest O'Donnell as Masked Man #1 Jayce Bartok as Eddie Larissa Drekonja as the "Hourly Housekeeper" 316 Production In March 2009 it was announced that Kevin Smith signed on to direct a buddy-cop comedy starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan (both of whom Smith had worked with on previous projects) titled A Couple of Dicks and written by the Cullen Brothers. Smith agreed. 2009 and then attached to Sherlock Holmes.481 at the domestic box office and $7. 2010 Cop Out has earned $44.[6] Filming began on June 2. [it's] a movie I was hired to direct.211. recanted the story and reverted to the original title.[16] A red band trailer was also released on February 5. It's like Dante and Randal as cops. Warner Bros. Kevin Smith announced via his Twitter page that the film would indeed go by the new title.786[3] . the first feature film Smith has ever directed.[4] [5] Prior to principal photography. 2010 release.[6] In December 2009. 2009. 2009. in addition to A Couple of Dicks. Willis joked that.[10] [11] He also stated that the first trailer for this film would be attached to every copy of Sherlock Holmes when it hits theaters on Christmas day.338. the studio changed the title from A Couple of Dicks to Cop Out. I mean. on why he wanted to direct the film ” On December 9.581 overseas giving it a worldwide total of $55. Box office The film opened #2 behind Shutter Island.[12] At the time. “ [T]he Cullen brothers are dialogue crazy — the whole movie is like cops who are practically married but not actually.[9] While promoting the film on The Late Show with David Letterman. 2009 in New York City and finished on August 14. Ultimately. Smith acknowledged that the film is "not MY movie. reviewed the results with Warner Bros. Cop Out cost Warner studios $37 million to produce. but not written.[3] As of May 20."[13] [14] The studio requested Smith to storyboard the entire film. the director of photography.[8] though Smith denies that the original change was requested by the studio. two months in advance.

nsf/ c2fb077ba3f9b33980256b4f002da32c/ c2ef29a56cecdd0f802576d200427e9a?OpenDocument). Bbfc. 2008-10-17.[26] References [1] "COP OUT rated 15 by the BBFC" (http:/ / www. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-28. com/ movies/ ?id=coupleofdicks. this subsequently ignited a strong response from some critics condemning his stance as "dishonest" and "disingenuous". "Measured against this year’s other police farce -.co."[21] Controversy “ Kevin Smith thinks critics should have had to pay to see "Cop Out.com.com.[23] Home video In May 2010. then they would REALLY have hated it. Quickstopentertainment. Ben (February 25.remember Cop Out? -. Retrieved 2010-03-01. ‘Inception’ Trailer For Christmas" (http:/ / thefilmstage. 2010. com/ daily/ entertainment/ 2009/ 05/ kevin_smith_on_zack_and_miri. Retrieved 2010-09-28. . com/ 2009/ 03/ 04/ bruce-willis-tracy-morgan-are-a-couple-of-cops-for-kevin-smith/ ). php?page=news& news_id=116). Tribune Company. com/ ThatKevinSmith/ status/ 6444366708). . 2010. latimes. released the same year. All you've done is make fun of something that wasn't doing you any harm and wanted only to give some cats some fun laughs. 2009 entertainment article from New York magazine [7] "Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan are "A Couple of Cops" for Kevin Smith" (http:/ / moviesblog. .mtv. [9] "(Exclusive) Smith’s ‘A Couple of Dicks’ New Title Revealed. [8] ""A Couple of Dicks". com/ 2009/ 03/ 05/ a-couple-of-dicks-warner-bros-doesnt-cop-out/ ).[19] Some critics praised the Will Ferrell film The Other Guys. . htm). Moviesblog. [10] Twitter / KevinSmith: (1/3) DICKS NEWS: The Movi (https:/ / twitter. 2010).''Cop Out (2010 film)'' 317 Critical reception The film was panned by critics and received overwhelmingly negative reviews. bbfc. representing Smith's worst rated film by critics to date. slashfilm. com/ 2009/ 12/ 12/ exclusive-smiths-a-couple-of-dicks-new-title-revealed-inception-trailer-for-christmas). Kevin Smith lashed out at the community of film critics on his Twitter account saying. [5] "erc BoxOffice" (http:/ / www. —Critic Roger Ebert. 2010-09-23. Twitter. Doesn't Cop Out" (http:/ / www. quickstopentertainment.com.com. DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film were announced for release on July 20. . Retrieved 2010-09-28. "Cop Out cost Warner $37 million to make. Retrieved 2010-09-28. with Richard Roeper stating. Retrieved on 2010-12-22. [2] Fritz. as the best comedy police film of the year against the critically panned Cop Out. reporting that only 19% of critics nationwide have given the film a positive review based on 154 reviews. html). responding to Smith ” [22] In response to the critical drubbing his 2010 film Cop Out received."[20] and Stephen Whitty of The Star-Ledger said in his mixed review. Retrieved April 2. Warner Bros. co.[18] Review aggregate Metacritic gave the film an average score of 31 out of 100 based on 34 reviews." But Kev. Cop Out was the #1 selling DVD in the US. .[18] Critical consensus is: "Cop Out is a cliched buddy action/comedy that suffers from stale gags. ."[23] [24] Smith also implied on Twitter that he may charge critics for advance screenings of his films.com (2009-12-07). slack pacing and textbook editing". 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2010-09-28. "Movie Projector: 'The Crazies' could drive 'Cop Out' mad" (http:/ / latimesblogs. html). Thefilmstage. with an average score of 3. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes labeled the film "rotten".uk. "Writing a nasty review for Cop Out is akin to bullying a retarded kid." [3] "Cop Out (2010)" (http:/ / www.8/10. "Note to Kevin Smith: THIS is how you do a spoof of the buddy-cop genre. com/ index. mtv. Slashfilm. erc BoxOffice. [6] Kevin Smith on A Couple of Dicks and the Collapse of Zack and Miri (http:/ / nymag. Retrieved 2010-09-28.[25] In July. com/ 2009/ 03/ 09/ smodcast-79/ ). a May 14. ercboxoffice. Box Office Mojo.it looks absolutely heroic. [4] "SModcast 79" (http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 02/ the-crazies-could-drive-cop-out-mad. a service which has typically been provided free. setting its bar for success higher. . uk/ website/ Classified. .

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2010 104 minutes United States English $80 million [1] [2] [3] $274.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' 319 The Expendables (2010 film) The Expendables Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Sylvester Stallone • • • • • Avi Lerner Kevin King Templeton John Thompson Sylvester Stallone David Callaham Screenplay by Story by Starring David Callaham • • • • • • • • • Sylvester Stallone Jason Statham Jet Li Dolph Lundgren Randy Couture Steve Austin Terry Crews Mickey Rourke Bruce Willis Music by Brian Tyler Cinematography Jeffrey Kimball Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue • • • • Ken Blackwell Paul Harb Nu Image Millennium Films Lionsgate August 13. and the . Filming began on March 28. and Los Angeles.524 The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone. 2009. and directed by Stallone. in Rio de Janeiro.468. New Orleans.

Ross meets mission coordinator and former teammate Tool (Mickey Rourke) to vent his feelings of guilt. weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) and demolitions expert Toll Road (Randy Couture). Ross and Christmas fly to Vilena to do initial reconnaissance after meeting their contact. are deployed to the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia to halt local pirates from executing the hostages on a merchant vessel. Jensen instigates a firefight. Christmas and Yang manage to kill The Brit while Toll kills Paine. makes amends and gives the layout of Garza's palace. A wounded Jensen. Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger (the latter two in cameo roles). Caesar. but Sandra refuses to leave. Later. who takes the name "Mr. The team then travels to New Orleans where they are based.[3] the United Kingdom. Terry Crews. as well as more recent stars such as Jason Statham. only for the mission to go awry. former SAS soldier and blades specialist Lee Christmas (Jason Statham). Yang. Ross boards the plane with Yang and finds the rest of team. as the CIA could not kill one of their own by sending in the Special Forces or the Navy Seals. The pursuit ends in an abandoned warehouse. highly-trained mercenaries. who he discovers has left him for another man. and stars an array of action veterans from those decades. . Ross and Caesar manage to destroy the helicopter Munroe was to escape on. believing he is about to die. Ross learns that Garza is backed by ruthless ex-CIA agent James Munroe (Eric Roberts) as well as his henchmen Paine (Steve Austin) and The Brit (Gary Daniels).[4] and China. telling Christmas and Yang he will do it alone. and how he felt that if he had saved her. Ross reluctantly releases Jensen from the Expendables. Mickey Rourke. Yang however tags along. Munroe kills him for his treachery. Sandra (Gisele Itié). Meanwhile. martial artist Yin Yang (Jet Li). Jensen attempts to impale Yang on a pipe. Tool makes an emotional confession to Ross about letting a woman commit suicide during the Bosnian War. Church offers them a mission in Vilena. General Garza (David Zayas). a fictional island in between the Gulf of Mexico and South America. with Ross finally intervening. Christmas visits Lacy again to find that her new boyfriend has beaten her up. ready to aid their friend. Christmas. He leaves in a fit of rage. showing Lacy what he does for a living and winning her over. Busy with other things. Meanwhile. The film is about a group of elite mercenaries. Christmas visits his girlfriend. and Yang deduce that Mr. the Expendables. As a result of his psychological problems and drug use. Ross. The entire team fights and shoots their way through Garza's soldiers. The Expendables infiltrate Garza's compound. tasked with a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator. Ross decides to abort and causes casualties among the army as they escape. who manipulate and keep Garza in power by making his people fear him. Hearing this. Jet Li. Ross and rival mercenary leader Trent Mauser (Arnold Schwarzenegger) visit a church to meet a man. When Garza has a change of heart after Munroe tortures his daughter and realized he had changed for the worst. The film received mixed reviews from critics but was very successful commercially. Christmas beats him and his friends. Church is a member of the CIA and that the real target is Munroe. opening at number one at the box office in the United States. It pays tribute to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s and early 1990s. and Toll plant explosive charges throughout the site. he could've saved what was left of his soul. causing Garza's loyal men to think it was the Expendables who killed him and scatter in rage. sniper Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren). Yang and Jensen fight over a moral disagreement about hanging a pirate. Trent gives the contract to Ross. and Steve Austin. Lacy (Charisma Carpenter). Ross decides to go back for Sandra. Sandra is revealed to be Garza's daughter. only to be shot by Ross.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' film was released in theaters on August 13 in North America. The team consists of leader Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone). Christmas. Gary Daniels. Church" (Bruce Willis). while driving they are chased on the road by Jensen in a shootout. a vengeful Jensen approaches Garza and Munroe to help their side. to overthrow a brutal dictator. Dolph Lundgren. including Stallone. where Yang and Jensen fight a second time. while Lacy insists her actions occurred because she does not see Christmas often and does not even know what he does for a living. causing casualties for the pirates.[5] 320 Plot A team of elite.

2009. according to Stallone in the Blu-ray director commentary). kick-ass action movie where people are fighting with knives and shooting at each other. Stallone claimed to have been speaking to Van Damme over the phone and had said. The team travels back to New Orleans and celebrate their victory at Tool's tattoo parlor. Louisiana. "I told you!".''The Expendables (2010 film)'' Ross and Christmas catch up to Munroe and kill him. adding. in Elmwood and New Orleans. Austin. "It's an old-school."[10] At the premiere of the film. Church (Cameo) • Arnold Schwarzenegger as Trent Mauser (Cameo) Crews. Production Film production began on March 3. Peter Street. Christmas and Tool challenge each other to a game of knife throwing and Christmas recites a limerick about his respect for Tool. On June 2.[9] Stallone said that Van Damme told him that he should "be trying to save people in South Central. but on October 27 there was a pick-up scene at a church in Hollywood featuring Stallone.[11] .[8] Casting Jean-Claude Van Damme was personally offered a role by Stallone. Instead of taking the payment for the mission. Schwarzenegger and Willis (the latter two doing the scene without compensation. Guanabara Bay. the second for green screen and the third for Stallone to keep. with a budget of $82 million. 321 Cast • Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross • Jason Statham as Lee Christmas • Jet Li as Yin Yang • Dolph Lundgren as Gunnar Jensen • Eric Roberts as James Munroe • Gisele Itié as Sandra Garza • David Zayas as General Garza • Randy Couture as Toll Road • Terry Crews as Hale Caesar • Steve Austin as Dan Paine • Mickey Rourke as Tool • Gary Daniels as The Brit • Charisma Carpenter as Lacy • Bruce Willis as Mr." says Stallone's co-star Dolph Lundgren. including the French Quarter.[6] Filming commenced 25 days later in Rio de Janeiro and other locations in Brazil. but turned it down because he felt there was no substance or development to the character. Lundgren and Couture promoting The Expendables at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International. Colônia Juliano Moreira and Parque Lage. with the reformed and recovering Jensen."[7] The flying boat used for filming is a Grumman HU-16 Albatross. St. Ross gives it to Sandra to restore Vilena. to which Van Damme concurred and expressed his regret over not participating. Niteroi. Stallone. then throwing a bull's eye. West Coast Customs Street Customs built three customized 1955 Ford F100s for Sylvester Stallone for the film. Fort Macomb. "The Expendables has a seventy million-dollar budget. Filming officially ended on July 1. turning. walking through the door into the street. Brazilian company O2 Filmes released a statement saying it was still owed more than $2 million US for its work on the film. One was built for a crash scene. In summer 2010. Claiborne Avenue and the Interstate 10 overpass. including Mangaratiba. Filming originally ended on April 25 but was continued on May 11. saving Sandra.

Church was confirmed by August 2009.[18] Stallone spent several months after principal photography determined to find a big action name for the part. Ben Kingsley. depending on the storyline.[15] Robert De Niro. Al Pacino.[14] Steven Seagal was asked to make a cameo appearance. By May 2009.[12] Due to a scheduling conflict prior to filming. Schwarzenegger was offered that role. whose agent replied that he was not interested in "ensemble acting at the moment".[19] 322 Music The Expendables : Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Film score by Brian Tyler Released Length Label August 10. Mr. as was the fact that he would appear in a scene with both Stallone and Schwarzenegger. who was busy filming Cop Out. Church. Rumors suggested that the role had been offered to friend and fellow former Planet Hollywood co-owner Bruce Willis.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' The role of Hale Caesar was initially conceived as a role for Stallone's Demolition Man co-star Wesley Snipes. Stallone's Demolition Man co-star Sandra Bullock was rumored to have a role in the film. she did express interest in working in another action film and would have liked to appear in the film. and Ray Liotta were all considered for the role of James Munroe before Eric Roberts was eventually cast in the role. but instead appeared as fellow mercenary leader Trench[17] The role was then offered to Kurt Russell.[16] The role of the man who hires the Expendables. but later rewritten for Forest Whitaker. Willis's casting as Mr. Whitaker was then replaced by 50 Cent[13] before the part of Hale Caesar finally went to former NFL player Terry Crews. Despite the news. 2010 71:41 Lionsgate Records Brian Tyler chronology Skyline (2010) The Expendables (2010) . was difficult to cast. but revealed that she did not even know about the project. but turned down the offer due to negative experiences with producer Avi Lerner. the script had undergone a number of rewrites.

"Waterboard" 16. "Trinity" 15. The American hard rock band Shinedown also contributed a brand new track. recorded specifically for the movie but the song does not appear in the film nor its official soundtrack. "Take Your Money" 18.[23] The score for the film was released on August 10. "Mayhem And Finale" Length 3:22 2:58 4:49 2:15 3:24 6:56 4:29 2:56 3:41 3:47 1:31 3:27 3:49 4:19 3:01 2:37 2:41 3:57 1:55 5:47 323 . "Royal Rumble" 10. "Time To Leave" 20. "Lee And Lacy" 5.[24] Track listing All songs written and composed by Brian Tyler. The Expendables: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack No. Godsmack vocalist Sully Erna was approached by Stallone himself to write a song for the film. However. "Confession" 9. The tracklists have been revealed. the scene that Sinner's Prayer was originally meant to be used in was reworked and the song was taken off the film and its soundtrack. "Lifeline" 8. "Giant With A Shotgun" 19. "The Contact" 12. "Ravens And Skulls" 4. The song was used in the theatrical trailer and the finished piece was released on June 15.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' Composer Brian Tyler announced on his official website that he had been hired to write original music for the film. "Massive" 6.[22] The song "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy also played in TV spots and is played over the credits. "The Gulf Of Aden" 7.[21] One of the alternate trailers uses the song "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses.[20] Tyler previously worked with Stallone on Rambo in 2008. "The Expendables" 2. Erna showed him a potential unfinished piece of Sinners Prayer and Stallone liked it and wanted to use it in the film. "Scanning The Enemy" 11. during the films post-production. Title 1. "Surveillance" 13. "Warriors" 14. "Losing His Mind" 17. 2010. "Aerial" 3. "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)".

2010. The grand premiere of the film was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on August 10. 2010. The Hollywood Reporter said that "the body count is high and the personalities click in this old-school testosterone fest.270 theaters with approximately 4. but was later pushed back four months until August 13. exceeding the $9. The film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes shows that 41% of critics gave the film a positive review based upon reviews by 182 critics. stating. to extend production time. and the conviction the actor brings to the occasion throws the movie completely out of whack. which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics. nearly two months after the promo trailer was leaked. epic brawls and supersize explosions."[31] and Boxoffice Magazine stated that "it's filled with literally explosive excitement" and that "a who's who of classic action stars light up the screen for pure combustible entertainment in Sly Stallone's The Expendables."[33] Peter Paras of E! Online said that the movie is "peppered with funny dialogue. stunts that don't fizzle.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' 324 Release The film had an original scheduled release date set at April 23. "Rourke delivers a monologue about his time in Bosnia. it was officially released online.[39] Mickey Rourke's performance was given special recognition by some critics." and that "The Expendables is the adrenaline shot the summer of 2010 needs.3 million in sales."[41] Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Worst Director at the 31st Golden Raspberry Awards. the official international poster for the film was released. Anthony Lane called it "breathtakingly sleazy in its lack of imagination". Lou Lumenick labeled it "the brain-dead male equivalent of Sex and the City 2".[37] Peter Travers. The promo trailer was edited by Stallone and it was shown at the Venice Film Festival. box office. which earned it the #10 spot on the list of the 'Biggest Independent Releases of All Time' at Box Office Mojo [42] and the #16 spot on their list of top opening weekends for August. the film earned $13. The film had its red carpet Hollywood premiere on August 3.8 million in its opening weekend and took the #1 position in the U. Reception Critical response The critical reaction to The Expendables has been mixed. based on 35 reviews. Box office The film made its US debut at 3.[25] On March 17. the official theatrical trailer for the film was released."[38] Claudia Puig. What's actual acting doing in a movie like this?"[40] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle also praised Rourke for the same scene. In the Chicago Tribune. blood that isn't digital and an animating spirit that might convince us to give a damn. Michael Phillips said. "Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction.[30] Some reviews praised the film highly. a sort of Dirty Dozen meets Inglourious Basterds—and then some… "[32] Richard Corliss of Time added that "what you will find is both familiar in its contours and unique in its casting. 2010.[43] It earned $34.[35] Some highly negative reviews appeared. said. dialogue that actors can speak without cringing.300 screens.7 million sum from the debut of the last previous summer action film The A-Team.[44] On the day of its release. On April 1.S. writing the review for USA Today.[36] and in The New Yorker. summed the film up as a "sadistic mess of a movie".[29] At Metacritic. 2010. 2010.[27] [28] Sometime in October. writing for Rolling Stone."[34] and the Boston Globe stated that the film is "a lot of unholy fun".[26] A promo trailer (aimed at industry professionals) was leaked online in August 2009. "He's amazing… a great actor. the film has received a mean score of 45. a coherent plot. In The New York Post.[45] .

and he's going to get everybody in this time. as the first film was. Ben (2010-08-12).068. he was courting the actor to take on a larger role in the sequel. latimes. . he's coming back.S. and $171. References [1] Fritz. Movie News.[52] Charlie Sheen. compared to competing films Eat Pray Love and Scott Pilgrim vs.468. Dwayne Johnson.[47] As of December 17. The Blu-ray is a 3 disc combo pack. com/ movies/ 2010/ XPNDB. As well. Ben (August 15.[53] Chuck Norris. earning a weekend total of nearly $17 million. Sequel Prior to release. the-numbers.com | followed by The Expendables 2 Retrieved on 2010-11-4. com/ hr/ content_display/ asia/ news/ e3idbe87d2389f4477ce5614c5b60fadd96). box office during its second weekend. the World. possibly as a "super villain. the film has made $103."[51] Sources said that Stallone had been talking with Jean-Claude Van Damme. but "It's plotted out in my mind's eye. The results were unexpected. "I have an idea ready to go" and "I'm going to try to do something that's quite radical". Olivier Gruner[54] and Ryan Seacrest[55] about the sequel. latimes. html)."[54] Stallone reportedly wants Sheen to play a CIA agent chasing Willis' crime lord character. 2010. A director's cut of the film will be due out for an early 2011 DVD/Blu-ray release. 1 Spot" (http:/ / www. Mr. 'Scott Pilgrim' out of tune.[2] [3] This film is the most successful movie with Sylvester Stallone in a starring role since Rocky IV. bringing its worldwide gross to $274.[48] In an interview on August 15. "'Airbender. too.Box Office Data.[53] while Norris' role will be a cameo like Schwarzenegger's in the first film."[1] Research by Lionsgate found that between 38% and 40% of the film's viewers were female. Retrieved 2010-11-04. Stallone stated. php). 2010. [6] Fritz. Hopefully. if he is asked to appear in it. 325 Home media The theatrical cut of The Expendables was released on DVD/Blu-ray on November 23. Willis is quoted as saying that "Even Stone Cold Steve Austin who took two bullets in the last film. The Numbers.[1] [46] The Expendables remained at the top position in the U. 1" (http:/ / www. Retrieved August 30. Frank.[54] It is thought Steven Seagal will turn down the sequel. 'Eat Pray Love' has decent first bite" (http:/ / latimesblogs. 2010). Los Angeles Times.400. Cast Information" (http:/ / www. Jeff Speakman. Retrieved 2010-08-30. Vin Diesel. Carl Weathers. [5] Segers. "Movie projector: Stallone's 'Expendables' to blow away 'Eat Pray Love' and 'Scott Pilgrim'" (http:/ / latimesblogs. because it will be produced by Avi Lerner. boxofficemojo. they'll start shooting it while we're young enough to survive" and "I talked to Sly and he's going for all the marbles this time.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo has stated that the film "took a commanding lead in its debut".524 in the U. [2] "The Expendables . Also to be released soon is a documentary called Inferno: The Making of The Expendables which will also provide more insight on Stallone's injury while filming a fight scene with Steve Austin. for a film thought to have limited appeal to female filmgoers.000 in the international box office. htm) at Box Office Mojo Amazon.524. ""The Expendables" cost $82 million to produce" . . Lorenzo Lamas. he described it as "a crowd-pleaser even if critics didn't take to it. 2010."[50] In a recent Total Film article. co. com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 08/ stallones-expendables-to-blow-away-eat-pray-love-and-scott-pilgrim. hollywoodreporter. Retrieved August 15. metro. he said that he does not have a new script yet. uk/ film/ 839187-the-expendables-takes-no-1-uk-box-office-spot). com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 08/ box-office-expendables-on-target-scott-pilgrim-out-of-tune-eat-pray-love-has-decent-first-bite-. [4] "Expendables Takes No. com/ movies/ ?id=expendables."[49] Stallone announced that after having dinner with Bruce Willis. . "Box office: 'Expendables' blows up. . T. html). Hulk Hogan. .[45] Ben Fritz of The Los Angeles Times stated that the "over-the-top shoot-'em-up'" opened to a "very strong" reception. 2010. [3] The Expendables (http:/ / www. Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company).' 'Expendables' fight for o'seas No. which he intends to be "a love letter to martial arts.S. The Hollywood Reporter.

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2010 111 minutes United States English Russian $58 million [1] [2] [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $164.672.''Red (2010 film)'' 328 Red (2010 film) RED Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Robert Schwentke Lorenzo di Bonaventura Mark Vahradian Jon Hoeber Erich Hoeber • • • Screenplay by Based on Red by Warren Ellis Cully Hamner Starring Bruce Willis Mary-Louise Parker Morgan Freeman John Malkovich Helen Mirren Karl Urban Christophe Beck Music by Cinematography Florian Ballhaus Editing by Studio Thom Noble di Bonaventura Pictures DC Entertainment Summit Entertainment October 15. and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage.051 RED is an American action-comedy film loosely inspired by the three-issue comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. The film stars Bruce .

Marvin tells them that the names on the list are all connected to a 1981 secret mission in Guatemala in which Frank participated. having escaped an attempt on his life. An unknown sniper kills Joe as he leaves the mansion. Cooper gives Frank the key to his handcuffs and shoots Wilkes while Marvin and Victoria kill Dunning's bodyguards. a former black-ops CIA agent. Frank and Sarah infiltrate the CIA headquarters to steal the file but Frank is injured in the process. Disgusted with Dunning and Wilkes' greed and corruption and being used by her and Dunning. and that one person. "RED". His life is disrupted when a hit squad raids his house in the middle of the night. fleeing from Moldovan Army troops with a stolen nuclear device. Alexander Dunning (Dreyfuss). However. along with Ivan (revealed to be Victoria's former lover). and track down his old black ops team for help. the title of the film. but Sarah is captured. Frank calls Cooper and says he is willing to trade Stanton for Sarah. is derived from designation for the status of agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis).''Red (2010 film)'' Willis. Cooper tries to negotiate Frank's surrender. Frank first goes to New Orleans to find his mentor Joe Matheson (Freeman). in a wooden wheelbarrow with Marvin wearing a dress being pushed by Frank. Cooper agrees to let Frank and his team go. who at the time was a young lieutenant that experienced a breakdown and massacred the occupants of the village. Meanwhile. It becomes apparent that Stanton is trying to erase all the loose ends as he plans to run for president. a paranoid conspiracy theorist. but Frank tells Cooper about the vice-president's treachery. which shakes his faith. The film was released on October 15. who tells them that the mission involved extracting a person from a village and that everybody on the list has been killed to silence them. as part of returning a favor to Ivan for his help. currently living in a retirement community and terminally ill. Helen Mirren and Karl Urban with Robert Schwentke directing a screenplay by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber. Victoria. who misses her old life as a wetwork agent. knowing they would have tapped his phone. is now living a quiet life in retirement. The team. With the help of Russian secret agent Ivan Simanov (Cox). Frank kills the assassins and. helps extract the team and joins them. As they leave the scene. Cooper and the FBI surround Dunning's mansion. is still alive. The final scene shows Frank and Marvin in Moldova. John Malkovich. all the team can figure out is that the only man involved not on the list. is also in on the plot.[4] [5] 329 Plot Frank Moses (Willis). to provide more information. Frank calls Cooper and threatens his family if Sarah is harmed. At that moment. Gabriel Singer (Remar). At the meeting point. where he reveals under interrogation that the mission was to extract Vice-President Robert Stanton (McMahon). and they all hide out in Victoria's (Mirren) house for first aid. They then track down Marvin Boggs (Malkovich). Frank and Sarah are eager to start a new life together. infiltrate Stanton's fundraising gala in Chicago and successfully kidnap him despite Cooper's best efforts to stop them. The confusion buys the team enough time to escape. has some way of protecting himself. Morgan Freeman. Joe sacrifices himself by taking Frank's place and pretending to give up. 2010. who tells him that the hit squad Frank killed were also responsible for the murder of a news reporter. goes to Kansas City to protect Sarah. and Frank crushes Dunning's windpipe. he begins to feel lonely and often chats on the phone with Sarah (Parker). Frank and Sarah find clues left behind by the deceased reporter. Singer is then assassinated by a helicopter-borne sniper. Dunning arrives and reveals that he is the mastermind behind the assassinations and that Stanton was merely a pawn and scapegoat. While avoiding Cooper. . Cynthia Wilkes. meaning "Retired. a customer service agent working for Frank's pension office in Kansas City. After reviewing the file. Cooper's handler. She becomes Frank's reluctant companion while he tries to find out who is trying to kill him. Mary-Louise Parker. which leads them to a hit list. Extremely Dangerous". and that he intends to kill Stanton. The team arrives at Dunning's house. and the team makes their escape as Cooper closes in. despite Cooper's order to hold fire. joins the team as well. The trio track Singer down. Joe. CIA agent William Cooper (Urban) is assigned to hunt and kill Frank.[3] In the film version.

[7] It was also reported in November 2009 that John C. Summit Entertainment announced plans to adapt Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's Red. Bruce Willis was reportedly in discussions with Summit to take the starring role of Frank Moses. who also wrote the adaptations of Whiteout and Alice. Especially when you know the casting.[17] Also in July 2009. Unusually this made it the first film from DC not produced by Warner Bros. Parker would play the romantic interest. 2010.[16] It was reported in July 2009 that Morgan Freeman was in talks to co-star alongside Bruce Willis in the film. It's not as violent as the comic book. Robert Schwentke.[19] In the same month Julian McMahon. Funny. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker were in negotiations to join the cast. replacing John C.[21] The same month James Remar was cast in an unspecified role. Eventually several years later in 2008 Noveck was allowed to take the project elsewhere.[13] in addition to Karl Urban as "Cooper". Red was filmed in and around the Toronto metropolitan area for nine weeks before moving on to the road and ending in New Orleans in late March for . Transformers). Canada." and that "The script that I've read is obviously different from the comic. Who wouldn't want to see Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle?". Not the book. Very tight piece of work. Not bad.[18] In August 2009 Schwentke confirmed to MTV News that he was onboard. They're all kind of giddy over the casting coups.[14] In June 2008. Ernest Borgnine. who exited the role in late December. The project was produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (GI Joe. Reilly would play a retired CIA agent who is paranoid that everyone is out to kill him. Reilly. Talked to the producers last week. 2010 in Toronto. "It's very funny."[6] In November 2009 it was reported that Helen Mirren would work alongside Freeman and Willis in the film.. The Records Keeper Richard Dreyfuss[11] as Alexander Dunning Brian Cox as Ivan Simanov[11] [12] James Remar as Gabriel Singer[13] Rebecca Pidgeon as Cynthia Wilkes Production Gregory Noveck a representative of DC working in Hollywood to get their titles made into films. because I don't think the comic gives you enough for a two-hour movie. The creators of the comic exercised their right to go to elsewhere but this required approval from all divisions of Warner including television before it could be approved.[10] In January 2010 it was reported that John Malkovich had signed to star opposite Bruce Willis. the director of The Time Traveler's Wife and Flightplan.[9] Principal photography began on Red on January 18.[15] By April 2009. Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox entered negotiations to join the cast.[20] Also in December 2009 Summit Entertainment announced a release date of October 22.''Red (2010 film)'' 330 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Frank Moses[3] Mary-Louise Parker as Sarah Ross[3] Morgan Freeman as Joe Matheson[6] Helen Mirren as Victoria[7] [8] John Malkovich as Marvin Boggs[8] [9] Karl Urban as William Cooper[10] Julian McMahon as Vice President Robert Stanton. which the comic book isn't .[11] Ernest Borgnine[11] as Henry. to Mark Vahradian at Di Bonaventura Productions. was interested in getting the comic developed but Warners were not interested. RED was adapted for the big screen by brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber. was in negotiations to direct Red..[11] In December 2009 creator Warren Ellis stated on his mailing list that "(I) Read the RED script. but not bad. He stated that he loved the script but there are differences between the comic and the movie stating. a federal pension worker who becomes embroiled in the Willis character's struggle to stay alive.

[28] Metacritic gave the film a score of 60% based on a normalized rating of 34 reviews.[33] As of January 18.''Red (2010 film)'' the final two weeks of principal photography. It features actors that we like doing things we wish were more interesting.255 locations.[23] 331 Release Red premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Red has a 70% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 170 reviews with an average rating of 6.[22] Additional photography was shot for a post-credits scene in Louisiana in August 2010.[3] Filming in the French Quarter of New Orleans commenced in March 2010.[8] Home media Red was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 25. stating that it's "neither a good movie nor a bad one. California on October 11.[31] Critics of the film include Roger Ebert who gave the film two stars out of four. the film had grossed over $90 million in the United States and with worldwide total of over $164 million.3/10. 2011. [27] Reception Critical response Mirren and Willis at a panel for the film at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2010 Reception for the film has been mostly positive. 2010.[29] Positive reviewers of the film include Justin Chang of Variety stated Red is "An amusing.5 million on around 4.[1] Awards . it benefits from flavors of humor and romance that keep its appeal from being fanboy-only".[26] The first full trailer debuted in July 2010 at the San Diego Comic-Con International.[30] John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter stated "Although tailor-made for genre fans.[24] [25] Marketing A teaser trailer for the film was released in June 2010.100 screens at 3. coming in second behind Jackass 3-D."[32] Box office On its opening weekend Red earned an estimated $22. 2011. light-footed caper about a team of aging CIA veterans rudely forced out of retirement".

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co.boxofficemojo. [26] "Exclusive Teaser Trailer" (http:/ / movies. org/ blog/ 2010/ 12/ the-68th-annual-golden-globe-awards-nominations/ [35] Kit. Justin (2010-09-29). [32] Roger Ebert (2010-10-13). . "Summit Pulls the Trigger on 'RED' Sequel" (http:/ / www. com/ feature/ red. [29] "Red (2010): Reviews" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2011-01-18. hollywoodreporter. html). . "'Jackass' Crashes Into Fall Record" (http:/ / boxofficemojo. The Hollywood Reporter. 2009-12-17. "Red" (http:/ / www. slashfilm. . . /Film. The Hollywood Reporter. . com/ 2009/ 12/ 17/ red-gets-2010-release-date/ ). html). hollywoodreporter. com/ fansites/ Poniverse/ news/ ?a=16484). 04-11-2009. html). [36] Rosenberg.com) Red (http://www. com/ [28] "Red Movie Reviews. Screenwriters Returning" (http:/ / splashpage. accesshollywood. 333 External links • • • • Official website (http://http://www. comicbookmovie. [33] Gray. . . [21] "Red Gets 2010 Release Date" (http:/ / www. com/ apps/ pbcs. Retrieved 2011-01-26. Adam (2011-01-26). [25] "Me and my girls: Bruce Willis proudly shows off his wife and eldest daughter Rumer on the red carpet of new film Red" (http:/ / www. "Red" (http:/ / rogerebert. Flixster. 2009-07-28. . .com. Daily Mail. [31] John DeFore (2010-09-29). [18] "Director closes in on 'Red'" (http:/ / www. The Hollywood Reporter. Viacom. Metacritic. Borys (2011-11-17). com/ red-la-premiere_video_1253954). Yahoo!. The Hollywood Reporter. yahoo. Retrieved 2010-04-01. [22] "RED Movie Set Pictures" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 19-01-2010.com/work/504371) at Allmovie Red (http://www. . uk/ tvshowbiz/ article-1319768/ Red-premiere-Bruce-Willis-shows-wife-Emma-daughter-Rumer-red-carpet. [24] "‘Red. com/ m/ red/ ).red-themovie. The Hollywood Reporter. metacritic. . Variety. 2009-07-19. mtv. [19] "John C. red-themovie. Box Office Mojo. heatvisionblog. Retrieved 20-01-2010. hollywoodreporter. Retrieved 2010-10-06.allmovie. slashfilm. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 19-01-2010. com/ review/ VE1117943749. Retrieved 19-01-2010. Retrieved 2011-01-18.htm) at Box Office Mojo Red (http://www. [20] Warren Ellis (2009-11-30). Brandon (2010-10-17). . Amazon.imdb. /Film. dll/ article?AID=/ 20101013/ REVIEWS/ 101019991). com/ movie/ red). flirble. ComicBookMovie. "BAD SIGNAL Ungh" (http:/ / mailman. . Retrieved 2010-08-23. rogerebert. Retrieved 2010-10-15. com/ blogs/ heat-vision/ official-summit-pulls-trigger-red-72680). dailymail. rottentomatoes. com/ hr/ content_display/ film/ news/ e3ide843f7bf07c511f74fa417b2745e22d). Retrieved 2011-01-18. html?showVideo=1). . com/ review/ red-film-review-7384). html). [34] http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-06-24. Retrieved 19-01-2010. 2010-10-12. html?ito=feeds-newsxml). Mary-Louise Parker seeing 'Red'" (http:/ / www. [27] http:/ / www. suntimes. hollywoodreporter. . "'RED' Sequel Confirmed. [30] Chang. com/ 2011/ 01/ 26/ red-sequel/ ). "Red -. goldenglobes. [23] "Willis. Malkovich head south for quick 'Red' shoot (exclusive)" (http:/ / heatvision.’ LA Premiere" (http:/ / www. Access Hollywood. Chicago Sun Times. 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-10-18.com.com/movies/?id=red2010. Pictures" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-10-21.com. .Film Review" (http:/ / www. 2010-10-12. . variety. htm). Reilly. 2010-03-31. com/ 2010/ 08/ bruce-willis-john-malkovich-red-shoot. org/ pipermail/ badsignal/ 2009/ 000063. com/ news/ ?id=2951& p=. Retrieved 2010-10-14. MTV News. com/ 2009/ 07/ 19/ morgan-freeman-joins-the-big-screen-adaptation-of-warren-ellis -red/ ).com/title/tt1245526/) at the Internet Movie Database . com/ 2009/ 11/ john-c-reilly-marylouise-parker-film-red-bruce-willis-morgan-freeman-helen-mirren. Rotten Tomatoes.''Red (2010 film)'' [17] "Morgan Freeman Joins The Big Screen Adaptation of Warren Ellis’ Red" (http:/ / www. . Retrieved 2010-10-21.

due to scheduling conflicts.44 Directed by Aaron Harvey Screenplay by Aaron Harvey Starring Bruce Willis Malin Åkerman Nikki Reed Deborah Ann Woll Forest Whitaker United States English Country Language Catch . Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Mel Malin Åkerman as Tes Deborah Ann Woll as Dawn Nikki Reed as Kara Forest Whitaker as Ronny Brad Dourif as Sheriff Connors Michael Rosenbaum as Brandon Shea Whigham as Billy Edrick Browne as Devon Jill Stokesberry as Francine P. .J.44'' 334 Catch . Forest Whitaker. After some months with no word about the movie. Lizzy Caplan dropped out the project and Deborah Ann Woll was casted as Dawn. and was replaced by Nikki Reed. The cast was completed then.44 Catch . who. Sarah Roemer as Dawn and Lauren German as Kara. The film is written and directed by Aaron Harvey. Maggie Grace and Lauren German also gave up on doing the movie. Lizzy Caplan and Kate Mara were cast to play Tes. Marshall as Deputy Elmore Ivory Dortch as Waitress Production Shooting started on July 8 2010 in Louisiana. Malin Akerman and Nikki Reed. Malin Åkerman. Kate Mara dropped out the movie as well. some months after. Just a couple of days after. Bruce Willis and Forest Whitaker were attached to the movie. also dropped out the project. Roemer was the first actress to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Laura Ramsey. Dawn and Kara respectively. The original cast was Maggie Grace as Tes. The three lead female roles have gone through a lot of change.44 is an upcoming action drama starring Bruce Willis.''Catch . Then.

com/ title/ tt1215970/ .44 [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www.44'' 335 External links • Catch . imdb.''Catch .

His trap is ultimately successful in ensnaring the murderer. There was also a Dutch remake of the film. Heinz Rühmann and Gert Fröbe both starred in the [1] 1958 movie. a Swiss playwright and novelist. and the first incarnation of the film is still acclaimed by critics.''The Cold Light of Day'' 336 The Cold Light of Day Es geschah am hellichten Tag Directed by Written by Ladislao Vajda Friedrich Dürrenmatt. even after leaving the police force. Ladislao Vajda Heinz Rühmann. he embarks upon buying a gasoline shop in the remote area where he hopes to find the criminal. Plot The three films follow the same basic plot. Hans Jacoby. by Rudolf Van Den Berg. and uses a little girl as bait to attract the killer. directed by Nico Hoffmann. he pledges to find her killer – and so. The original screenplay was written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Siegfried Lowitz. Gert Fröbe Bruno Canfora Starring Music by Cinematography Ernst Bolliger. In 1997. where a senior police detective is attached to elucidate the murder of a little girl. Heinrich Gärtner Release date(s) Running time Country Language 1958 95 minutes Germany German Es geschah am hellichten Tag (German for It Happened in Broad Daylight) is the title of a 1958 Swiss suspense film directed by Ladislao Vajda. As the detective hopes for leads while talking with the mother of the murdered girl. . Michel Simon. it was remade under the same title as a German TV film. under the title The Cold Light of Day made in 1995.

imdb.Lt. Retrieved 2010-01-01. Feller Siegfried Lowitz . bloody-disgusting.Schrott Berta Drews . com/ title/ tt0051588/ awards).Oberleutnant Matthäi Sigfrit Steiner .Det. named The Pledge in 2001. American director Sean Penn made a fourth movie on the topic.Gemeindepräsident Awards Nominated • 8th Berlin International Film Festival: Golden Bear[2] Alternative versions Friedrich Dürrenmatt had not been happy to see the detective proven successful at the end the story.Frau Heller Anita von Ow . as preferred by Dürrenmatt. References [1] Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: A Brief History of Child Murder in Cinema (http:/ / www.Polizeikommandant Gert Fröbe .Professor Manz Roger Livesey . Penn's movie incorporates Das Versprechen's darker ending. so he wrote the novel Das Versprechen: Requiem auf den Kriminalroman (The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel) from the previous film script. This failure ultimately leaves the detective a broken and witless old man.Professor Manz (voice: English version) María Rosa Salgado .Frau Schrott Ewald Balser .imdb.Annemarie Heller Barbara Haller .com.''The Cold Light of Day'' 337 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • Heinz Rühmann .Jacquier Heinrich Gretler . External links • Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1958) (http://www. com/ news/ 19930) [2] "IMDB.com/title/tt0051588/) at the Internet Movie Database • Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1997) (http://www. Heinzi Michel Simon . .Ursula Fehlmann Emil Hegetschweiler . imdb. imdb. Das Versprechen differs from Es geschah am hellichten Tag by having the detective fail to identify the killer in the end because of murderer's death in an auto accident.com/title/tt0119073/) at the Internet Movie Database .com: Awards for Es geschah am hellichten Tag" (http:/ / www.

com/title/tt0968747/) at the Internet Movie Database . vg247.imdb.[3] References [1] http:/ / www. hollywoodreporter. escape during a prison transport and team up to retrieve a stolen fortune. Gary Gray signed on as director. an ex-mercenary named Adam "Kane" Marcus (Willis) and a schizophrenic criminal named James Seth Lynch (Foxx). Gary Gray Daniel Alter Adrian Askarieh Michael Paseornek Howard Sun Kyle Ward Bruce Willis Jamie Foxx Lionsgate Written by Starring Studio Distributed by Lionsgate Country Language United States English Kane & Lynch is an upcoming 2011 action film written by Kyle Ward. com/ 2010/ 05/ 28/ report-kane-lynch-movie-without-a-director/ #more-97670 [2] http:/ / kotaku. The film is based on the video game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men.[1] It stars Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx as Kane and Lynch. respectively. Plot A pair of Death Row inmates. Cast • Bruce Willis as Kane • Jamie Foxx as Lynch Production It was announced that Simon Crane would be making his directorial debut with this film. com/ 2010/ 06/ kane-lynch-f-gary-gray. but eventually departed the project due to difficulties with the studio.[2] F. com/ 5549794/ report-kane--lynch-movie-loses-director [3] http:/ / heatvision. Filming was expected to occur in 2010 and be released in 2011 before delays pushed the project back.''Kane & Lynch (film)'' 338 Kane & Lynch (film) Kane & Lynch Directed by Produced by F. html External links • Kane & Lynch (http://www.

[2] both Willis and Gordon-Levitt play the same character at different points in time.[1] Plot According to reports from the Cannes Film Festival in May 2010. cinematical. com/ movie/ looper/ 1415423/ synopsis). com/ 2010/ 05/ 15/ bruce-willis-joins-rian-johnsons-time-travel-flick-looper/ ?icid=main). Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Dano. References [1] "Looper Plot and Synopsis" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-06-12. It will be produced by Ram Bergman through Endgame Entertainment Pictures. moviefone.com/ • Looper (http://www. Mike (2010-05-14). deadline. . [3] Flemming. Retrieved 2010-06-12. "CANNES: Bruce Willis Plays Mature Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Time Travel Pic 'Looper'" (http:/ / www.tumblr. "Bruce Willis Joins Rian Johnson's Time Travel Flick 'Looper'" (http:/ / www. .com Media Corporation.''Looper (film)'' 339 Looper (film) Looper is an upcoming science fiction film written and directed by Rian Johnson.imdb.[3] The film is set in the near future before time travel exists." said Johnson in an interview. Emily Blunt. Cinematical. com/ 2010/ 05/ cannes-bruce-willis-plays-mature-joseph-gordon-levitt-in-time-travel-pic-looper/ ). Retrieved 2010-09-07. [2] Nastasi. . Alison (2010-05-15). Moviefone. External links • http://loopermovie. which will star Bruce Willis. "Complications set in from there.com/title/tt1276104/) at the Internet Movie Database . An even farther future crime syndicate sends its intended victims back in time to be killed and disposed of. Mail. Deadline Hollywood.

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