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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

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 .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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

a PlayStation video game. Ernest Menville John McClane Tom 'Tommy' Hardy Narrator Dr. because the character was written as a "neurotic." In 1998. Roger Director.[67] Cybill Shepherd wrote in her 2000 autobiography. that Willis was angry at Director. The game was originally announced to feature Willis as a sidekick. Willis participated in Apocalypse. Cybill Disobedience.[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. 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 . not as the main character. The company reworked the game using Willis's likeness and voice and changed the game to use him as the main character. a writer and producer from Moonlighting wrote a roman à clef on Willis titled A Place to Fall. petulant actor.Bruce Willis 7 Cultural references In 1996.

Waters Spike William Rose Bailey Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Himself Jeff Talley John Hartigan Sonny Truelove Jack Mosley Harry Rydell Mr. 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.K. William A. Blandford Lieutenant A.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. Malcolm Crowe Ben Jordan Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Russell 'Russ' Duritz David Dunn Joe Blake Col. McNamara 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. Muldoon Himself John McClane Himself Uncredited Also Producer. Goodkat RJ Colonel Doug Masterson Harrison Hill Lt.

44 The Cold Light of Day Ten Kane & Lynch Looper Adam "Kane" Marcus Mel Principal Kirkpatrick Agent Tom Greer Jimmy Monroe Mr. 67 episodes Bruno the Kid Amnesia patient Dr. 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 .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 .

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.[69] Hollywood Walk of Fame star. 2006. 1991. tracks "Swinging on a Star" and "Side by Side".Bruce Willis 10 Discography Solo albums • The Return of Bruno. Willis was honored with a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The French Prime Minister stated "This is France's way of paying tribute to an actor who epitomizes the strength of American cinema. • In February 2002. Motown / Pgd." • In April 2006. 1989.[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. Willis was appointed as national spokesman for Children in Foster Care by President George W. both duets with Danny Aiello Rugrats Go Wild soundtrack. the power of the emotions that he invites us to share on the world's screens and the sturdy personalities of his legendary characters. 2001. OCLC 21322754. 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. Willis won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award ("Favorite Actor — Suspense") and the People's Choice Award ("Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama"). 2003. and I'm still excited. 1987."[72] • On October 16. he was honored by French government for his contributions to the film industry. It Just Makes You Stronger. Willis was awarded the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award from Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Polygram Int'l.321st star awarded in its history."[73] . North Hollywood Shootout. 2008. According to the organization. Compilations / Guest appearances • • • • Moonlighting soundtrack. OCLC 71124889. the award is given to performers who give a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment. The star is located at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard and it was the 2.. track "Good Lovin'" Hudson Hawk soundtrack. Willis.[68] • In 2000.time has passed and now here I am doing this. reacting to his reception of the star. 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. 1986. shining a little bit of light could benefit a great deal by helping kids who were literally wards of the government. OCLC 15508727 • If It Don't Kill You. I'm still excited to be an actor. [71] Willis wrote online: "I saw Foster Care as a way for me to serve my country in a system by which Bush. • In the 1999 drama/thriller film. The Sixth Sense. Willis won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Friends. Motown.. • Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Masters Collection. • 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.[70] • Also in 2002. "Big Bad Cat" with Chrissie Hynde and "Lust for Life" Blues Traveler. 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".

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

15 Plot New York police Sgt. all while the condition of the policeman's wife deteriorates by the hour. He is fascinated by a crime committed with what seems to be a very unusual weapon." . that Frank Sinatra still had this performance in him?" wrote Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. while daughter Nancy Sinatra commented in her book Sinatra: An American Legend that this was a film her father was very excited about. Delaney Faye Dunaway as Barbara Delaney David Dukes as Daniel Blank George Coe as Dr. A lack of solid leads leaves Delaney at a loose end until he recruits assistance from an enthusiastic museum curator. It premiered on October 23. 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. His investigation leads to a man named Blank. The musical score was provided by composer and arranger Gordon Jenkins. 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. Here. Delaney throws himself into the murder case. 1980 at Loew's State Theatre in Times Square as part of a benefit for the Mother Cabrini Medical Centre.''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. and the victim's wife. 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." Maltin wrote: "Sinatra in good form in one of his better serious vehicles. in all honesty. Cast • • • • • • • Frank Sinatra as Edward X. with a growing depression in the face of his wife's condition. 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. who first worked with Sinatra on the 1957 album "Where Are You?". Delaney tries to cross-section the recent killing with other murders in various parts of the city. Critics Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin both praised Sinatra's performance as one of his best. Delaney uses psychological warfare in an attempt to trap the killer. looking for a common link. a seemingly normal businessman who is leading a secret life. a coroner. "The movie is one of the season's pleasant surprises. "Who would have thought. Approaching retirement. a more subtle approach allowed the ending to be more in tune with the rest of the film.

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. The Edgar Award for Best Picture • Nominated: Golden Raspberry Awards Razzie for Worst Actress. com/ work/ 17480 . suntimes.''The First Deadly Sin'' 16 Accolades • Nominated: Academy of Science Fiction. com/ title/ tt0080738/ [3] http:/ / www. imdb. Fantasy & Horror Films. USA Best Supporting Actor. allmovie. dll/ article?AID=/ 19801030/ REVIEWS/ 10300301/ 1023 [2] http:/ / www. Martin Gabel • Nominated: Edgar Allan Poe Awards. com/ apps/ pbcs.

and Lindsay Crouse. the movie is cast in the shadow of the Karen Ann Quinlan case. Since the lawsuit involves a woman in a persistent vegetative state. . Charlotte Rampling. Directed by Sidney Lumet. 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. Best Picture and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (David Mamet). The Verdict was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Newman). Jack Warden. but discovers along the way that he is doing the right thing. Milo O'Shea. Best Director (Sidney Lumet). James Mason. 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. Frank 20th Century Fox December 8.''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. The movie stars Paul Newman. 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. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Mason).

Frank discovers that Laura (Charlotte Rampling). 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. once a promising Boston lawyer. if anything. As a favor. his opponent. who run the Catholic hospital where the incident took place. Stadlen as Dr.''The Verdict'' 18 Plot Frank Galvin (Paul Newman). The relatives of the mother are hoping for the settlement and Frank assures them they have a strong case. Foley as John. He then meets with the defendants: The Archdiocese of Boston. Gruber (as Lewis Stadlen) • . the high-priced attorney Ed Concannon (James Mason). amount of money. Another notable star in this very same instance. Cigar Stand Leib Lensky as Wheelchair Patient H. Frank visits the coma-stricken young mother and is deeply affected. 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. 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. including the presiding judge and the mother's relatives." Everyone. has a large legal team at his disposal and they prove to be masterful with the press. The case involves a young mother who was possibly administered the wrong anesthetic and is now in a coma. as he fears that this may be his last chance to do right as a lawyer and taking the money would make him "lost. Though his case is somewhat weak at times. went wrong in the emergency room on the day in question. he concludes with an impassioned final speech calling the jury to pursue truth and justice. but to the right is Tobin Bell. but unstated. After several rewrites. Thompson Kent Broadhurst as Joseph Alito Colin Stinton as Billy Burtt Harris as Jimmy . He refuses to give up. Willis can be seen to the left of Paul Newman's head and can be seen smiling. he decided that he did not like the story and left the project. His star medical witness bails on him. but Frank declines the offer. in one of his first film projects. the archdiocese offers a fair amount of money to settle out of court. Bruce Willis has an uncredited background appearance as an extra. his new lover. Things quickly go wrong for Frank. The jury sides with Frank and awards the family a large. and no one wants to talk about what. is stunned by Frank's decision. Production Robert Redford was originally slated to star in this film.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. but he was uncomfortable with the script. Towler Joe Seneca as Dr. As expected. Clay Dear as Courthouse Lawyer J. Sidney Lumet came on board and chose the original script as the one he would direct. After the verdict is read for the plaintiff.P. is now an alcoholic ambulance chaser who has lost all of his four cases over the last three years. was contracted by the defense's law firm to spy on him.J. even when he has the opportunity to have the case declared a mistrial.

''The Verdict'' • • • • Evelyn Moore as Dr. In a poll of 500 films held by Empire Magazine. It's also ranked #75 on AFI's 100 Years… 100 Cheers and #4 on AFI's Top 10 Courtroom Dramas. 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. com/ title/ tt0084855/ . imdb. it was voted 254th Greatest Movie of all time. Gruber's Nurse Juanita Fleming as Dr. External links • The Verdict [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www.

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. but finding them all dead when he gets there. Bruce Willis appeared in the film as an uncredited extra. External links • Ein Guru kommt [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www. com/ title/ tt0163652/ . The film is about a man coming back home from Florida to visit his family.''A Guru Comes'' 20 A Guru Comes Ein Guru kommt Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Rainer Erler Hans G. Wernicke Rainer Erler Wolfgang Reichmann Eric P. imdb.

but both backed out at the last minute.321. 1987 95 minutes United States English $18. To make matters worse. Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Pergament TriStar Pictures March 27. 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. Nadia (Basinger). David. 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 originally intended for the recently married Madonna and Sean Penn.''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. Nadia's jealous ex-boyfriend. as the evening goes on. directed by Blake Edwards and starring Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis.000 (estimated) $39. (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. Nadia is quiet and shy and the two experience some awkwardness with each other. wreaking havoc at Nadia's friend's party and getting arrested after .000. Ted (Phil Hartman) to set him up on a blind date with his wife's cousin. The film was a financial success and opened at number one at the box office. However.715 [2] [1] Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film.

8. 5. .) Nadia posts $10.''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. Bang. Walter attempts to stop the wedding. com/ title/ tt0092666/ business). 3.allmovie.Gary Morris & Jennifer Warnes "Let You Get Away" .imdb.htm) at Box Office Mojo . David gives Nadia chocolates filled with brandy. com/ movies/ ?id=blinddate. Retrieved 2009-07-09.rottentomatoes.com/title/tt0092666/) at the Internet Movie Database Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. imdb. [2] "BLIND DATE" (http:/ / www. Boom" . External links • • • • Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. 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.boxofficemojo. Chaos ensues. "Simply Meant To Be" . 2.000 in bail for Walter and agrees to marry David if he will help Walter escape prison time. htm). 9. What A Nite" .Hubert Tubbs "Something For Nash" . Before the wedding.com/m/1002571-blind_date/) at Rotten Tomatoes Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www.Stanley Jordan "Simply Meant To Be (Instrumental)" . 4.Billy Vera & The Beaters "Talked About Lover" .com/work/6041) at Allmovie Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www.Billy Vera & The Beaters "Oh. 6.Henry Mancini References [1] "Blind Date (1987) — Box office / business" (http:/ / www.Henry Mancini "Treasures" . Box Office Mojo. .Billy Vera & The Beaters "Anybody Seen Her?" . boxofficemojo. 7. Track listing 1. Internet Movie Database.Keith L'Neire "Crash. Retrieved 2009-07-20.com/movies/?id=blinddate.

A number of famous musicians such as Elton John. External links • The Return of Bruno (film) [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www.The Return of Bruno (film) 23 The Return of Bruno (film) The Return of Bruno is a 1987 comedic film. All the songs come from Willis' musical album The Return of Bruno. a legendary blues singer. 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. paying tribute to Radolini. com/ title/ tt0095987/ . imdb. It is a mockumentary starring Bruce Willis as his fictitious alter ego "Bruno Radolini".

000.000 (estimated) $4.452 [2] [1] Sunset is a 1988 film released by TriStar Pictures. 1988 103 min. The story is based on Rod Amateau's novel Sunset. the movie stars Bruce Willis as legendary western actor Tom Mix and James Garner as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. released in 1967. Richmond Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Pergament TriStar Pictures April 29. This was the second film in which Garner played Wyatt Earp. Garner actually has much more screen time during the movie.''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. . United States English Spanish $19.594. Written and directed by Blake Edwards. Although Willis received top billing in his second film. the first being in John Sturges's Hour of the Gun. which was loosely based on fact as Earp actually did serve as technical adviser for some early silent westerns.

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

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. Link Frank J.852 Die Hard 2 .708.''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. 1988 131 minutes United States English $28 million $138.

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

engulfing the FBI helicopters killing both Johnsons. Meanwhile. the names and backgrounds of the German-born terrorists were changed into English forms (mostly into their British equivalents. Al Powell Clarence Gilyard Jr.[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. their relationship renewed by their experiences. and scares the hostages back downstairs before the roof explodes. Heinrich turned into Henry.''Die Hard'' over Holly. as Theo Paul Gleason as Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. with the exception of Marco and Franco. Realizing Gruber holds Holly and that he is down to his last two bullets. who remained Italian as they were in the original English version): Hans became Jack. just like the two evil giants in the fairy tale" while referring to them as Jack and Charlie later. attempts to drag her with him. meeting Powell in person. Gruber falls backwards through a window. and uses the feint to shoot Gruber in the shoulder and Gruber's last man in the head. John and Holly are driven off by Argyle. deals with the terrorists escorting the hostages including Karl. McClane and Holly are escorted from the building. The new background depicts them as some internationally organized terrorists having gone freelance and for profit rather than ideals. Argyle stops Theo from escaping by knocking him unconscious. Karl is shot by Powell before he can open fire. a voiceover in the German version says "I'm gonna call you Hans and Karl. In the scene where John is writing down the names of the terrorists. 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. Karl. and Argyle comes crashing out the parking garage in the limo. is helped out of the building before rising up with a gun and pointing it at McClane. previously thought dead. but McClane is able to unclasp Holly's watch in time and catch her while Gruber falls 32 stories to his death. McClane arrives at the roof. after having detained Theo attempting to escape in the ambulance. Karl became Charlie. Robinson William Atherton as Richard Thornburg Hart Bochner as Harry Ellis Robert Davi as Special Agent Johnson Grand L. 28 German version In the German dub. Bruno Doyon as Franco Hans Buhringer as Fritz Gary Roberts as Heinrich Lorenzo Caccialanza as Marco . still hanging onto Holly by her watch. McClane offers to give himself over. 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.

The newly built corporate headquarters of 20th Century Fox. it was only written in when it was discovered that Rickman could perform a rather convincing American accent. again previously used in a Kubrick film. was used for exterior shots of the Nakatomi building. 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. Fox Plaza in Los Angeles. rather than having the villains be overly ponderous.M. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb). 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). limousine driver Argyle plays the rap song "Christmas In Hollis"." Two 1987 pop songs are used as source music: near the beginning of the film. the story was altered to be a stand-alone film with no connections to The Detective. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. Nothing Lasts Forever. and thematic variations on "Singin' in the Rain" are also featured as the theme for the character Theo. Other changes included the older hero of the novel becoming younger. a move which angered Rickman. 3 is playing during the party sequence near the start of the film. was written with the intention of being adapted into a film sequel to the film adaptation of The Detective. characters. and the politically motivated fighters of the novel became thieves pretending to be terrorists in the film.C.''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. much of the film's memorable scenes. 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. and dialogue taken directly from the novel. Fox Plaza in Los Angeles. The name Hans Gruber was used by one of the villains in the 1966 film Our Man Flint. performed by Run-D. as well as the Christmas pop standard "Winter Wonderland. 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. As the film has a Christmas setting. When Sinatra turned down the offer to star in the sequel. and the American Klaxon Oil Corporation becoming the Japanese Nakatomi Corporation. and later.. Music Beethoven's 9th Symphony is featured prominently in Michael Kamen's score throughout the film. a sequel to Thorp's earlier novel The Detective. in many guises and variations (mostly as a leitmotif for Gruber and the terrorists). which starred Frank Sinatra. The novel's tone is darker and more serious than the film's. 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. the hero's daughter becoming his wife. while talking . "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". the score also features sleigh bells in some cues. portrayed in the film as "Nakatomi Plaza" According to commentary from the film's DVD release.

Bill Clay (2:02) 17. I Had An Accident (2:37) 18. Attention Police (3:38) 16. with an average rating of 8. it was highly acclaimed by critics and was considered one of the best action films of its era. John's Escape/You Want Money? (5:52) 4. And If He Alters It? (2:39) 9.2/10.[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. Similarly to Aliens. Released in 21 theaters on July 15.276 theaters the following weekend. 94% of critics gave Die Hard a positive review.[5] 1996's The Rock was dubbed "Die Hard on an island". but was limited to 3000 copies. Going After John Again (4:33) 10. grossing $7.1 million. Based on 50 reviews collected by the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.7 million . the score by Michael Kamen was heavily edited. When Karl appears with his rifle. with music samples looped over and over and cues added to scenes."[7] Die Hard had a budget of $28 million. This music can be found on the Aliens soundtrack as the first few minutes of the cue "Resolution and Hyperspace". John Is Found Out (5:03) 15. Gruber's Departure (1:56) 21. Welcome To The Party (1:00) 12. Have A Few Laughs (3:29) 11. The Fight (1:07) 7. a cut from the 1986 science fiction action film Aliens composed by James Horner is heard." 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. Roger Ebert gave it a less than flattering review.[2] The score as heard in the film was released by Varese Sarabande in February 2002. TV Station/His Bag Is Missing (3:52) 13. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Instrumental Version) – Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn (2:00) 30 Reception When Die Hard was released. Argyle is listening to Stevie Wonder's "Skeletons. The Roof (3:57) 6. The Battle (10:15) 20. The Nakatomi Plaza (1:50) 2. He Won't Be Joining Us (3:53) 8.''Die Hard'' on the phone in the limousine. Gruber's Arrival (3:40) 3. 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). Ode To Joy – Beethoven (3:36) 19. Assault On The Tower (8:16) 14. The Tower (1:49) 5.[3] 1. giving it a mere two stars and criticizing the stupidity of the deputy police chief character. 1988 it widened to 1. For example. 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.[6] However. claiming that "all by himself he successfully undermines the last half of the movie. The film earned $83 million domestically and $140. 1994's Speed was called "Die Hard on a bus".

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

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

Charles Lloyd Pack. 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. Jim Beaver. The veterans in the dance sequence are all actual Vietnam veterans. "Honey.''In Country'' Irene. the young actress thought of the death of her paternal grandfather. Their casting in the film was purely coincidental. who plays Samantha's father Dwayne in the Vietnam flashbacks. belonged to the actual resident of the home. the minister of a large Baptist church in Paducah. I hardly even remember him. is played by an actual Vietnam veteran. Kentucky particularly the scenes inside their home. a British actor to whom she was very close. who plays Jim Holly (the organizer of the veteran's dance). he might "borrow" parts of it in future sermons. He was 19. Scotty. The commencement speaker was played by Don Young. In an interview with The Paducah Sun. and their real family members accompany them. Kentucky with her second husband. Samantha. 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. is the father of Daniel Jenkins. Earl. Kentucky. Ken Jenkins. Her mother is no help. In a quick shot outside the small home. while the black lab was Dempsey's lifelong pal from down the street. In order to get into the mindset of a girl whose father has died. as she tells Samantha. Dempsey. Of the five major characters who are Vietnam veterans. Kentucky. Several scenes were shot in Paducah." Finally. who has moved to Lexington. But Samantha would rather stay with Emmett and try to find out more about her father. one can briefly observe a boxer and a black lab lying under a tree in the front yard. I married him a month before he left for the war. he said the speech had been written for him but joked that it was so good. Finding her father's name in the memorial releases cathartic emotions in Samantha and her family. Emmett and her grandmother visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Emily Lloyd stayed with a lawyer and his family in Paducah.[1] Lloyd underwent training to speak with a Kentucky accent in the film.C. only one. Kentucky. wants Samantha to move in with them and go to college. located in Mayfield. . The boxer. Filming Many scenes were shot in Mayfield. D.

[3] Kelly. works out awkwardly". a suffering American microcosm. Caryn James criticized the "cheap and easy touches . It went on to make $3. Rick Groen praised Emily Lloyd's performance: "Emily Lloyd. . "The movie is like a time bomb. . At once underdramatized and faintly stagy.5 million in North America. [5] Ebert..[9] In her review for The New York Times.[3] Box office performance The film was given a limited release on September 15. . Retrieved 2010-02-09 a. boxofficemojo. "offensive and distracting". Newsweek. [8] Malcolm. . "What's meant to be a cohesive family portrait. "Up Against the Wall.[4] Critical reception In Country was generally well-received by critics.[8] Time magazine felt that the script "perhaps pursues too many banal and inconsequential matters as it portrays teen life in a small town". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-09. USA Today. Globe and Mail. and it is the most complete thing she has so far done on the screen. the movie doesn't seem to have any better sense than its high-school heroine of just what it's looking for. html?scp=2& sq="In+ Country"& st=nyt).. 1990). Roger (September 29. Caryn (September 15. it keeps promising revelations that never quite materialize". Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars and wrote. 1989). Rick (September 15.[10] Newsweek magazine's David Ansen wrote.[5] In his review for the Globe and Mail. [7] Clark. com/ 1989/ 08/ 18/ arts/ at-the-movies. Coping With Vietnam" (http:/ / movies. 1989 at the Toronto International Film Festival. 1989 in 606 theaters grossing $1. [6] Groen. and found James Horner's score.9171. the callow Brit who burned up the screen in Wish You Were Here. dll/ article?AID=/ 19890929/ REVIEWS/ 909290302/ 1023). 1989). Derek (January 11. nytimes. com/ movies/ ?id=incountry.[12] References [1] Nightingale.00. "In Country premiere dedicated to vets". interested. suntimes. 1989). sometimes moved. Benedict (August 20.''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. 1989 in four theaters grossing $36. David (October 2. [2] Van Gelder. Retrieved 2009-04-01. necessary little stitch in our torn time". Furthermore. "In Country. The New York Times. com/ movie/ review?_r=1& res=950DE6D71F3CF936A2575AC0A96F948260& partner=Rotten Tomatoes). good as she was in Wish You Were Here". is a shambles of threads dangling and characters adrift. 1989). "In Country: A small-town memorial to the war". "The Americanization of Emily" (http:/ / www.[7] In his review for The Guardian. but wondering in the back of your mind what all of this is going to add up to. Then you find out". It was given a wide release on September 29. The New York Times. its critic felt that the film was "a lovely.[2] which Bruce Willis attended and dedicated to Canadian war veterans who fought in Vietnam. Retrieved 2009-04-01. Rita Kempley wrote. The New York Times. com/ 1989/ 08/ 20/ movies/ the-americanization-of-emily.[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". Again". com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. Chicago Sun-Times. 1989). October 2. organized to honor the local Viet vets. htm). [11] Ansen. Lawrence (August 18. html). nytimes. 1989). 1989). Mike (September 15. It has an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. sometimes amused. nytimes. [9] "A Stitch in Time" (http:/ / www. . You sit there. "While one can respect its lofty intentions.505 on its opening weekend. com/ apps/ pbcs. . 1989). Time. "In Country" (http:/ / rogerebert.958651. 1989. is letter perfect – her accent impeccable and her energy immense". "America goes to the Wall – Hollywood is still coming home from Vietnam". . that reduce it to the shallowness of a television movie". time. Globe and Mail.3 million on its opening weekend. html?scp=3& sq="In+ Country"& st=nyt). Deirdre (September 8. "Festival of Festivals: In Country".[11] In her review for the Washington Post. 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. "At the Movies" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-02-09. [10] James. Retrieved 2009-04-01. absorbed. [4] "In Country" (http:/ / www. The Guardian. Jewison leaves it to stymied viewers to figure out the gist of it".

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

Mikey.''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.[2] The film features George Segal as Albert.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.000 $297. the illegitimate father of Mikey. 1989 93 min. .000. United States English $7.[1] Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son.500. 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.

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

Retrieved 2010-11-06. . 2010).com/title/tt0097778/) at the Internet Movie Database . Kirstie Alley and Olympia Dukakis are the only actors to appear in all three films in the series. [3] Reynolds. Retrieved April 7. "Witty Fun for Grown-Ups in 'Look Who's Talking'" (http:/ / articles. latimes. 1989). Simon (April 6. . latimes. . Retrieved 2010-08-24.000 making it Travolta's most successful film since Grease. html)." John Travolta. The success of the first two films also inspired an ABC sitcom called Baby Talk. External links • Look Who's Talking (http://www. com/ 1989-10-13/ entertainment/ ca-93_1_baby-talk).imdb. com/ 1989-10-26/ entertainment/ ca-1013_1_amy-heckerling). The film made $297.[3] References [1] "Look Who's Smiling . Digital Spy. "'Looks Who's Talking' reboot in the works" (http:/ / www. 2010. The Los Angeles Times. . com/ movies/ news/ a212729/ looks-whos-talking-reboot-in-the-works. Hachette Filipacchi Médias. Moritz is planning to reboot the series. [2] Willman. Chris (October 13. digitalspy. it was reported that Fast & Furious producer Neal H. which aired from 1991 until 1992 and which featured Tony Danza as the voice of "Baby Mickey.000. : Movies: The hit "Look Who's Talking" has made writer-director Amy Heckerling hot again--thanks to her daughter. uncredited) Ryan Pfabe as Michael "Mikey" Jensen Reception The film currently holds a 59% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. ." (http:/ / articles. 2010. On April 6. LA Times.''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. 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).

''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. 1990 124 minutes . 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. Ferretti Silver Pictures Gordon Company 20th Century Fox July 4.

and Reginald VelJohnson who makes a cameo as Sgt. The film co-stars Bonnie Bedelia (reprising her role as Holly McClane). Former U. killing the SWAT team. 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. 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. They take over air traffic control systems. who is flying into the United States to stand trial.S. and therefore decides to fight the terrorists. The film was followed by Die Hard with a Vengeance in 1995 and Live Free or Die Hard in 2007. William Atherton reprising his role as Richard (Dick) Thornberg. Upon learning about this. McClane must also contend with airport police. Dennis Franz. de Souza and Doug Richardson. a drug lord and dictator of Val Verde. McClane is waiting for his wife to land at Washington Dulles International Airport when terrorists take over the air traffic control system.000 (estimated) $117. Stuart's henchmen ambush them.000. McClane ends up in a fight. he ends up following them into the baggage area. William Sadler. and a military commander who does not want his assistance. Franco Nero.947 (domestic) $239. adapted from the novel 58 Minutes by Walter Wager. He has 58 minutes to do so before the plane crashes. They demand a Boeing 747 so they can escape to another country. and seize control of the airport.''Die Hard 2'' Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by United States English Spanish $70. 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. and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. the action in Die Hard 2 takes place on Christmas Eve.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. Art Evans. Fred Thompson. LAPD detective John McClane is waiting at the Washington Dulles International Airport for his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) to arrive from Los Angeles . he spots two men dressed in army fatigues and carrying a package and sees that one of them has a gun.540. Before . While sitting at the bar area. Plot Two years after the Nakatomi Tower Incident. 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. who is on the same flight. Dulles communications director Leslie Barnes (Art Evans) heads to the unfinished Annex Skywalk with a SWAT team to establish communications with the planes. Suspicious. The film was directed by Renny Harlin.540. Al Powell who was in the first film. During the night. John Amos. on Christmas Eve. McClane believes something is about to happen and tells the news to airport police Captain Carmine Lorenzo (Dennis Franz).with reporter Richard Thornberg (William Atherton). and warn the Dulles controllers not to try to restore control. The screenplay was written by Steven E. killing one of them while the other escapes." As with the first film. 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. cutting off communication to the planes. Learning the dead man is a mercenary who was thought to have been killed in action. but Lorenzo refuses to listen and has McClane thrown out of his office. maintenance workers. as involuntary company. stating that they want to rescue Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero).

A two-way radio dropped by one of Stuart's henchmen tips McClane off that Esperanza is landing. leading to panic in the airport and preventing the officers from reaching the plane. A gunfight breaks out where McClane kills all of Stuart's men. McClane hitches a ride on a news helicopter. McClane pursues them. Holly uses a taser to subdue Thornberg. circling in the air. and he succeeds by knocking McClane off the plane. killing everyone on board. Grant comes out and fights McClane. but ends up being sucked fatally into the engine. killing all passengers on board. After learning of this. and McClane and his wife are reunited. He realizes the mercenaries and Special Forces were using blanks in their guns and are working together.''Die Hard 2'' Stuart's henchmen can kill Barnes. Stuart responds by using the instrument landing system to crash a plane. but Stuart traps him in the cabin and throws grenades into the cockpit. He gets there before Stuart's henchmen. ignites the rest of the fuel and destroys the plane. McClane contacts Lorenzo to send out officers to intercept the plane. use the lighted trail to land. but finds that the gun he picked up does not work. McClane and Barnes discover where the mercenaries are located and tell Grant and his team to raid it. 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 . The other planes. Stuart comes out to fight next. which travels right back to the plane. Thornberg. After landing. which drops him off on the wing of the plane and blocks the ailerons with his jacket. preventing the plane from taking off. who had barricaded himself in the lavatory. 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. phones in a sensational take on what is happening at Dulles. McClane uses his cigarette lighter to ignite the trail of leaking fuel. after learning about the situation by listening in on a radio transmission from Barnes. McClane bursts in through an air vent. 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. but McClane manages to open the fuel hatch. However. the mercenaries escape on snowmobiles during a shootout between Grant's team and Stuart's team.

and some video releases use the title Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Maxim.[4] Industrial Light and Magic supplied the film's visual effects. as they did in Die Hard. Many scenes from this film were filmed at Alpena County Regional Airport in Alpena. html). The Church (1:12) 6. which took place on a runway. 1990). also composed the score for Die Hard 2. Maxim named the plane crash as #2 on their list of "Greatest Movie Plane Crashes". org/ web/ 20080621213143/ www.5 million worldwide. Soundtrack Michael Kamen. Unlike the previous movie. The Terminal (6:08) 12. Roger (July 3. the music composer for the first Die Hard movie. html). The film had a budget of $70. Ohio State University Department of Industrial Interior and Visual Design.Jean Sibelius (7:29) References [1] The film's on-screen title is Die Hard 2. described it as "terrific entertainment. Finlandia . com/ diehard/ trinity/ dh2/ ) refers to it as such. "The History of Computer Graphics and Effects" (http:/ / accad. The Runway (3:55) 8."[2] Joel Siegel of Good Morning America stated that the film is "the best of the blockbusters" of 1990. suntimes. Matt. Roger Ebert. . archive. and the film's official website (http:/ / web. maxim.000 and had a wide release in 2. osu. Michigan.5 million and $239. It garnered a "fresh" 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. a soundtrack album was released alongside the movie by Varese Sarabande. retrieved 2010-01-29 [3] "The Greatest Movie Plane Crashes" (http:/ / www. 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). [2] Ebert.[3] Production and promotion Die Hard 2 was the first movie to have a digitally manipulated matte painting.7 million its opening weekend. The Annexe Skywalk 5. In The Plane (1:37) 9. making $21.''Die Hard 2'' 44 Reception While lacking the huge impact of the original. dll/ article?AID=/ 19900703/ REVIEWS/ 7030301/ 1023).507 theaters. while noting the rather substantial plot credibility problems with the movie. 1. Snowmobiles (2:40) 11. Retrieved 2009-07-10. The film's original advertising used "Die Harder" as both a tagline and a subtitle. almost doubling that of the first movie. Icicle (2:53) 10. Kamen reprises several music cues from his Die Hard score (most notably during the action sequences). General Esparanza (2:11) 4. the movie was a box-office success and received a reasonably positive critical reception. The Doll (3:48) 7. . Die Hard 2 has domestically made $117.000. Colonel Stuart (1:28) 2. Chicago Sun-Times. foxhome. edu/ ~waynec/ history/ lesson14. "Die Hard 2: Die Harder (Review)" (http:/ / rogerebert. The end credits of the film begin with the Christmas song "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (performed by Vaughn Monroe).com [4] Leonard. com/ movies/ lists/ 43865/ greatest-movie-plane-crashes. . Baggage Handling (3:45) 3. com/ apps/ pbcs. It was used for the last scene.

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

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).789. .''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. baby Julie (voiced by Roseanne Barr). In addition to this. a toddler coping with the newest addition to the family. 1990 Running time Country Language Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by 81 minutes United States English $47. 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. they are ages 7 and 4 respectively. In the following film. 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.

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

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

''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. Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow.691. Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. Sherman's wife. The screenplay was written by Michael Cristofer. 1990 126 minutes United States English $47. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and stars Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy. The film was marketed with the tagline "An outrageous story of greed. and Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy." .000. lust and vanity in America.192 The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe.000 (estimated) $15. and the original music score was composed by Dave Grusin. [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue December 21.

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). Maria guns the engine. in order to cultivate the image as an avenger for the minorities and be propelled to the mayorship of New York City. 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. who was English in the book but American in the film. She discovers information about the McCoy case. where there is a large audience applauding Peter Fallow's premiere of his book. 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. The two drive away and decide not to report the accident to the police. The Fallow character. the New York community fragments into different factions who use the case to suit their own cynical purposes. Meanwhile. who in turn covertly supplies it to Sherman McCoy's defense lawyer. Finally. indigent alcoholic journalist Peter Fallow. Sherman gets his hands on a tape and plays the recording in court. who has been discovered as the hit-and-run driver. Weiss recognizes the press coverage inherent in prosecuting the callow Sherman. That ending did not test well with audiences and was dropped. anxious for a story to make good with his editor. comes upon the hit-and-run case as a rallying point for the black community calling upon Jewish district attorney Abe Weiss. who is the Bronx District Attorney seeking re-election. When they are approached by two black youths. presumably to live in obscurity. considering Reverend Bacon claims to help disadvantaged New Yorkers but actually engages in race baiting. which she gives to Fallow. According to Judge Leonard White. a Southern belle gold digger. 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". Sherman is left without any allies to support him except for the sympathetic Judge Leonard White and the remorseful Fallow. 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. When the judge orders that he approach the bench with this evidence . The film ends as it begins. As Sherman is brought to his knees. or that they are above Sherman. 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. Fallow says that Sherman McCoy has moved away from New York City to an unknown destination. running over one of the teenagers and putting him in a coma. 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. . resulting in his acquittal. to which Judge White launches into a tirade that they have no right to act self-righteous and smarmy. narrates in voice-over. Cristofer's original script ended cynically with the supposed victim of the hit-and-run walking out of the hospital.''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. suggesting that the whole scenario was concocted. where it reveals Maria directly contradicting the evidence she has just given. showing she has been perjuring herself and causing her to faint.

Lastly. in words of Julie Salamon. 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. I let Julie Salamon see everything." In one notorious instance. nobody realized it was going wrong when we were making it. written by Julie Salamon. But I mean. but demanded a fee of $1 million. Murray Abraham. this particular scene ended up being considerably shorter and simpler than originally intended.000.''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. the studio took liberties with the source material. who has a significant part in the film. "was generally disliked by most of the cast and crew [due to his ego]. She portrayed it all very accurately. making Sherman McCoy more sympathetic and adding a subplot involving a minor character. The producers balked at meeting his price and signed Alan Arkin instead for a modest $150. When De Palma was unable to deliver an actor. and dialogue was added to have the judge give the final denouncement towards the manipulative actions of the main characters. but both turned down the role."[3] Salamon's . Even though Willis was called out of the set by de Palma to discuss this incident. chose to not be credited over a contract dispute. Brian De Palma described The Devil's Candy as "a very good book. the book shows that Brian de Palma had a difficult relationship with then-rising-star Bruce Willis who. Walter Matthau was initially offered the role of the judge. For instance. Willis challenged the crew to make the whole scene move along faster.[2] Also. allegedly because it was very hot on the set. We were very enthusiastic about what we were doing. 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). the studio forced the director to cast Bruce Willis (who had starred in the successful 1988 film Die Hard) as Fallow instead. during the filming of one scene in which Willis was with Alan King (the scene in which the character played by King dies). F. Judge Leonard White.

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

"[12] Overall. If you’re going to do The Bonfire of the Vanities.Trivia (http:/ / www. in the countries of former Yugoslavia it has been aired on various TV stations dozens of times. however..223 [11] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93.94 [13] http:/ / mojtv.I thought we were going to get away with it.[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. com/ 1990-06-03/ entertainment/ ca-853_1_film-rights/ 2). moved on and went over to Columbia Pictures. much like the character in The Magnificent Ambersons. p. . but we didn’t."[11] De Palma has. p. but did not win any of those categories. . ISBN 0 385 30824 8.171 [8] Salamon. January 2000. php?33591-Filmovi-na-satelitu-i-tv/ page10 [15] http:/ / www. imdb. New York: Dell.” And I think if you look at the movie now. been quick to downplay the notion that the movie suffered because of studio interference: "The initial producers. However. p. and it is almost regularly being aired every year. com/ title/ tt0099165/ trivia) [3] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93. and you don’t know anything about the book. p. The scene had originally been shot for slow motion. v. I think you can see it in a whole different way. once we had cast Tom Hanks. Brian De Palma said "the initial concept of it was incorrect.200 [9] Salamon.372. and I said. Worst Supporting Actress (Kim Cattrall) and Worst Screenplay. Worst Actress (Melanie Griffith). by Mitchell Owens. [5] Salamon. it isn’t the book. Retrieved 2010-11-18. Julie (1991). p. December 2008. 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. php?t=4765& page=5 . We could have done that if we’d been making a low-budget movie. this is a movie. because he would have got the blue-blood arrogance of the character. The Devil's Candy. especially in Eastern Europe. p. I think John Lithgow would have been a better choice for Sherman McCoy. the film achieved a cult status in Europe. The pain of this decision was excruciating. slatkocose. the film was nominated for 5 Golden Raspberry Awards. net/ showthread. 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. org/ showthread. We made a couple of choices that in retrospect were wrong. 169 – one of twenty five persons named by the magazine "Interior Design Legends". [2] The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) . p. [7] Salamon. p. For example. 57 #1. [10] Salamon. hr/ film/ 5818/ vatromet-tastine. [6] "Vincent Fourcade . you would have to make it a lot darker and more cynical. December 2008. “Well.''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' Of the way Tom Wolfe's story was adapted. In an attempt to make it more palatable to test audiences. Architectural Digest. latimes. Worst Director.CELEBRATING THE PLEASURES OF MAGNIFICENT EXCESS".. I knew that the people who read the book were going to be extremely unhappy. com/ p/ articles/ mi_qn4158/ is_20070202/ ai_n17205796). 243. p. aspx [14] http:/ / www. sat-planet. including Worst Picture. but because it was such an expensive movie we tried to humanize the Sherman McCoy character – a very unlikeable character. The Los Angeles Times. and it is considered one of De Palma's major works. but this was a studio movie with Tom Hanks in it.94 [4] "'THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES' (1990)" (http:/ / findarticles. December 2008.94 [12] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93.

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

1991 102 minutes United States English $8 million $19. .''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. based on the story of a woman. who is interrogated by the police about the death of her friend's husband. the violent. and Harvey Keitel.018. drug-addict husband of Cynthia's friend Joyce (Glenne Headly). who is murdered one horrible evening at a nearby Feast of Saint Rocco festival. Bruce Willis. It was directed by Alan Rudolph and stars Demi Moore.321 Mortal Thoughts is a 1991 mystery film thriller. Bruce Willis plays James Urbanski.

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. imdb. 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. rottentomatoes. htm [3] http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. 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. 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. The deposition given by Cynthia is supported by detailed flashbacks throughout the film. com/ m/ mortal_thoughts/ . com/ movies/ ?id=mortalthoughts. Joyce's parents Karen Shallo as Gloria.

Frank Stallone. Grant. which enhances the movie's signature surreal humour. 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. including sound effects. James Coburn. The plot combines material based on conspiracy theories. 1991 100 minutes United States English Italian $51 million [2] [3] $17. Danny Aiello.080 (USA) Hudson Hawk is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann. Lorraine Toussaint.[4] The live action film makes heavy use of cartoon-style slapstick. Bruce Willis stars in the title role and also co-wrote the story.218. and Sandra Bernhard are also featured. Richard E.''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. de Souza Daniel Waters Bruce Willis Robert Kraft Bruce Willis Danny Aiello Andie MacDowell James Coburn Sandra Bernhard Richard E. and historic . Andie MacDowell. secret societies. David Caruso.

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

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. TriStar was first formed under similar circumstances: with stock purchased from Lord Grade's now-defunct ITC. As with United Artists when they were bought out by MGM.[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). 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."[12] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said of the film. noting the ad-hoc nature of the production and extensive rewriting and replotting during the actual filming. following the costly failure of three ambitiously-expensive movies: The Legend of the Lone Ranger. (Interestingly."[13] It received Razzie Awards for Worst Director. Raise The Titanic. Grant diarises the production of the film in detail. Catch The Hawk". yell at the actors. In his autobiography. and to continue making movies under their own names. and Saturn 3. When the film came to home video the tag line "Catch The Adventure. beg them to stop. and by reorganizing the company as part of the recently-formed Sony Studios. "A movie this unspeakably awful can make an audience a little crazy. Willis went on to become one of the leading box-office stars of the 1990s. the Sony Corporation had to salvage TriStar by purchasing its remaining stock. Catch The Hawk" was changed to "Catch The Adventure. Because Hawk (in conjunction with other unsuccessful movies from the same studio) had lost so much money. With Nails. Catch The Excitement.[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.) . Richard E. Columbia and Tri-Star were allowed to keep their own logos. Catch The Laughter.''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. Worst Screenplay and Worst Picture. You want to throw things. but has not made any further forays into scriptwriting.

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

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

Steven Hill. and Bruce Willis.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.565.''Billy Bathgate (film)'' 62 Billy Bathgate (film) Billy Bathgate Original Theatrical Poster Directed by Written by Robert Benton Novel: E.L.000. 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.000 $15. United States English $48. Steve Buscemi. 1991 106 min. Reitano Touchstone Pictures November 1. 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.L. starring Loren Dean as the titular character and Dustin Hoffman as gangster Dutch Schultz. . Doctorow. The film co-stars Nicole Kidman. The screenplay is by Tom Stoppard.

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

htm . imdb. com/ title/ tt0101453/ [2] http:/ / www. com/ movies/ ?id=billybathgate.''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. boxofficemojo.

1991 105 minutes USA English $59. .925 The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 action film starring Bruce Willis as a former Secret Service agent. December 13.''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. now working as a private detective.509. Pictures and Geffen Pictures and directed by Tony Scott. and Damon Wayans as a retired professional football player. The two join forces to solve the murder of Wayans' character’s girlfriend (played by the then-little known Halle Berry). The movie was produced by Warner Bros.

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

Joe's partner.669 in its opening weekend. Stallions and the main antagonist. saying it was "a superb example of what it is: a glossy. Baynard tries to pin everything on Joe who punches him out again out of annoyance. • Best Action Sequence . where police snipers shoot him several times. Joe begins to dances a jig as he says he would earlier in the film if he survived the night's events. who Joe jokes about doing his wife before killing. • Noble Willingham as Sheldon Marcone.''The Last Boy Scout'' platform. Joe's foul-mouthed and ungrateful daughter. cynical. skillful.7 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database. an idiotic henchman of Marcone. a corrupt official who Marcone intends to assassinate to insure the legalization of gambling. • Kim Coates as Chet. [1] Roger Ebert gave the film three stars. cost Joe his job as a Secret Service agent.509.75 million). • Bruce McGill as Mike Matthews. her murder gets Jimmy and Joe on the case.[7] [8] .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. into the blades of a circling helicopter. Reviews were mixed. • 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.A.923. • Chelcie Ross as Senator Calvin Baynard. a stripper and Jimmy's girlfriend. • Halle Berry as Cory. Joe and his wife decide to reconcile and work things out. owner of the fictional L. a cynical. • Damon Wayans as James Alexander "Jimmy" "Danger" Dix.[3] [4] [5] [6] It grossed $7. downbeat private eye and former Secret Service agent and one of the main protagonists. and is killed by his own bomb. and some critics cited the Christmas time release for such a violent film as a reason for its sluggish box office. utterly corrupt and vilely misogynistic action thriller".[2] It has a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 6. • Taylor Negron as Milo. • Danielle Harris as Darian Hallenbeck. Joe's lonely wife. smart.925. 67 Cast • Bruce Willis as Joe Cornelius Hallenbeck. • Chelsea Field as Sarah Hallenbeck. causing him to fall off. a former professional football player and the other main protagonist. The suitcase of money is recovered and the fleeing Marcone has ironically escaped with the wrong briefcase. Marcone's chief henchman and the secondary antagonist. At the end of the film Joe and Jimmy agree to a partnership as they walk off down the sidewalk.For the helicopter blade sequence • Best On-Screen Duo . and the total gross was $59. • Badja Djola as Alley Thug.

com/ 1991-12-17/ entertainment/ ca-783_1_weekend-box-office).com/movies/?id=lastboyscout. [3] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. . Retrieved 2010-12-12. Chicago Sun Times. . Leong was one of the terrorists in the movie Die Hard. washingtonpost.com/title/tt0102266/) at the Internet Movie Database The Last Boy Scout (http://tcmdb. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-12-12. . [5] Last Boy Scout "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / articles. Washington Post. The Los Angeles Times.imdb. ew. Retrieved 2010-12-12. [2] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / rogerebert.allmovie.jsp?stid=80812) at the TCM Movie Database The Last Boy Scout (http://www. com/ ew/ article/ 0. `Hook' Bring Out the Crowds `Hook' Stays Atop Weekend Box Office" (http:/ / articles.htm) at Box Office Mojo .. Retrieved 2010-12-12. Variety. the scene that she is watching is the torture scene with Al Leong. . The Los Angeles Times. latimes. latimes. Retrieved 2010-12-12. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ thelastboyscoutrhowe_a0ae8c. com/ review/ VE1117792453?refcatid=31). The Los Angeles Times.309134. also starring Bruce Willis. latimes. imdb. which was also written by Shane Black and produced by Joel Silver. .com/work/28287) at Allmovie The Last Boy Scout (http://www. dll/ article?AID=/ 19911213/ REVIEWS/ 112130302). com/ apps/ pbcs. com/ 1991-06-22/ entertainment/ ca-886_1_image-awardThe). Retrieved 2010-12-12.00. More specifically. Retrieved 2010-12-12.boxofficemojo.[9] References [1] "Movie Studios Urgently Need Christmas Hits" (http:/ / articles. [9] http:/ / www. [4] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. com/ 1991-12-23/ entertainment/ ca-784_1_weekend-box-office).com/title/title. html).com/m/last_boy_scout/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Last Boy Scout (http://www. . [8] "Weekend Box Office Holiday Sweepstakes Starts This Week" (http:/ / articles. suntimes.''The Last Boy Scout'' 68 Trivia The movie that Darian is watching on television is Lethal Weapon. Last Boy Scout. . Retrieved 2010-12-12. com/ title/ tt0102266/ trivia External links • • • • • The Last Boy Scout (http://www. variety. latimes. [6] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. The Los Angeles Times. [7] "JFK. htm). com/ 1991-12-17/ business/ fi-526_1_christmas-season).rottentomatoes.

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." offending no one. It may seem surprising that around sixty Hollywood celebrities agreed to play themselves in the film. but Altman himself insisted.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. "It is a very mild [2] satire.000. .''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.

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

and he received an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.[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 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).''The Player'' 71 Production Altman had troubles with the Hollywood studio system in the '70s after a number of studio films (McCabe & Mrs. 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. who continued on to an epic adaptation of Raymond Carver's short stories. Fine Line was reorganized into Picturehouse in 2005). often doing small-budget projects or filmed plays to keep his career alive. The Long Goodbye) lost money or had trouble finding audiences despite the critical praise and cult adulation they received. Miller. 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"). Fifteen takes were required to shoot this scene. Geraldine Peroni was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing. It ushered in a new period of filmmaking for Altman. Opening tracking shot The opening tracking shot lasts 7 minutes and 47 seconds without a single camera break. Tolkin was nominated for a Screenwriting Academy Award.[3] . Cameos Most of the notable Hollywood actors who appeared as themselves in the movie received no payment for their cameo appearances. 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. Short Cuts (1993). Tim Robbins also won the Golden Globe for "best actor in a comedy or musical" and the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.

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

. However. The film focuses on a childish pair of rivals who drink a magic potion that promises eternal youth.022.650 [1] Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American dark slapstick screwball comedy fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Goldie Hawn. Meryl Streep. after they both are killed in their fight for the love of a neurotic mortician. 1992 104 minutes United States English $55 million $149. Despite mixed reviews. and Bruce Willis. Death Becomes Her won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. the potion revives them as the undead and they are forced to maintain their deteriorating bodies forever.''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. the film was a commercial success.

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

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

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

. . Retrieved 2010-10-03. [8] 10 of the Most Underrated Horror Scores! (http:/ / www. 2000-03-24.imdb. Retrieved 2007-01-25. com/ ew/ article/ 0.00. [2] "Death Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. . go.jsp?stid=19219) at the TCM Movie Database • Movie stills (http://film. com/ news/ 20063) External links • Death Becomes Her (http://www. com/ tv/ buenavista/ atm/ reviews. com/ movies/ ?id=deathbecomesher. . com/ 1994-05-10/ entertainment/ ca-56005_1_weekend-box-office).com/film. Entertainment Weekly. html). com/ review/ VE1117901657. com/ ew/ article/ 0.com/title/title.[8] References [1] "Death Becomes Her at Box Office Mojo" (http:/ / www. Retrieved October 4.311403. .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. Retrieved 2010-10-03.. Variety. ew.virtual-history. [4] Death Becomes Her (http:/ / www. 2010. boxofficemojo.. Retrieved 2010-12-28. rottentomatoes. ew.''Death Becomes Her'' 77 Soundtrack The score was composed by American film composer Alan Silvestri who also composed most of Zemeckis' other films. Entertainment Weekly. html?categoryid=31& cs=1). bloody-disgusting.php?filmid=821) . [3] "Death Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. [7] "Depth Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. latimes. com/ m/ death_becomes_her/ ) Rotten Tomatoes profile [5] Death Becomes Her review (http:/ / bventertainment.275733_4. html). . html?sec=1& subsec=759) Atthemoviestv. The Los Angeles Times. htm).00. variety.

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

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

.[1] [2] [3] [4] Box Office Loaded Weapon 1 opened at No. [4] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / rogerebert. Variety. . com/ ew/ article/ 0. [5] "Weekend Box Office Here Come the First Hits of 1993" (http:/ / articles. [2] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / www.305526. com/ review/ VE1117793428?refcatid=31). Retrieved 2010-12-05. . latimes. Retrieved 2010-12-05. com/ 1993-02-09/ entertainment/ ca-1220_1_weekend-box-office). The Los Angeles Times. ew.com/work/34584) at Allmovie .[5] [6] References [1] "`Loaded Weapon' Takes Its Shots But Then Misfires" (http:/ / articles. Retrieved 2010-12-25. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-05.com/title/tt0107659/) at the Internet Movie Database • Loaded Weapon 1 (http://www. [3] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / www. [6] "Movies" (http:/ / articles. suntimes. chicagotribune. com/ apps/ pbcs. .allmovie. . External links • Loaded Weapon 1 (http://www.imdb. . variety. Retrieved 2010-12-05.00. Retrieved 2010-12-25. dll/ article?AID=/ 19930205/ REVIEWS/ 302050302).. Chicago Tribune. Entertainment Weekly. Chicago Sun Times. com/ 1993-02-15/ entertainment/ ca-74_1_box-office). latimes. com/ 1993-02-05/ entertainment/ 9303175723_1_police-academy-emilio-estevez-cops).''Loaded Weapon 1'' 80 Reception The movie received a mostly negative reception.1 at the box office but ultimately underperformed. html).

It was directed by Rowdy Herrington and written by Herrington and Marty Kaplan.623 (USA) Striking Distance is a 1993 film starring Bruce Willis. English $23. Dennis Farina. its early title was Three Rivers. and Tom Sizemore as Pittsburgh Police officers pursuing a serial killer. The movie has a strong cult following. 1993 USA 101 min.798.''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. The film was shot on location throughout Pittsburgh. . Sarah Jessica Parker.

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

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

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1994 (USA) 87 minutes United States English $40.000 (estimated) $7.000.''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 22.138.449 (USA) .

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

and is greeted by a warm embrace from his parents. and flopped at the box office. and incomprehensible plot.2/10 on the Internet Movie Database. it has scored 11% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. North was a multiple nominee at the 1994 Golden Raspberry Awards and was nominated for Worst Picture and Worst Director for Rob [2] Reiner. and 4. earning about US$7 million for an estimated budget of US$40 million.[1] North suffered severely from competition with The Lion King. now empty. The Mask and Clear and Present Danger. revealing that his adventures had been all a dream.''North (film)'' As North rushes home to his parents before the summer is up.[3] . racial insensitivity. As of July 2010. North awakens in the mall. it was panned by many critics for its humorless jokes. Just as the hit man shoots North. 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. Forrest Gump. references to pedophilia. adult content. North is taken back home by the man who claimed to be the Easter Bunny. In addition. Winchell hires a hit man to assassinate North as he runs towards his parents' arms. True Lies.

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

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

becoming a top-five renter." performed by Lauren Christy. 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 19.000. whereas this film received a 1994 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. 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.726.000 Language Budget Gross revenue $19. It is one of two well-known works by director Richard Rush. 1994 Running time 121 min Director's Cut: 140 min English $40.''Color of Night'' 90 Color of Night Color of Night Poster for Color of Night. the other being The Stunt Man 14 years before. It flopped at the box office but did well in the home video market. The Stunt Man had three Academy Award nominations. made by Cinergi Pictures and released in the United States by Hollywood Pictures. Maxim magazine singled it out as having the Best Sex Scenes in film history. To its credit. [3] [2] . As a measure of the difference between the two.050 [1] Color of Night is a 1994 erotic mystery thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Jane March.

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

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

. imdb. Retrieved 2011-01-11. html?http:/ / telepixtvcgi. imdb. frankly." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote: "I was. since any shred of credibility was obviously the first thing thrown overboard. [6] http:/ / www.610. stupefied. html http:/ / telepixtvcgi." Janet Maslin in her August 19. com/ movies/ ?id=colorofnight.939 in Argentina.299493. warnerbros.000 budget. "whose disguise won't fool anyone. com/ title/ tt0109456/ business [7] http:/ / www. com/ ew/ article/ 0.167 in Germany. The Los Angeles Times. [6] Color of Night won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. latimes. Worst Actress (Jane March). com/ title/ tt0109456/ awards [8] http:/ / www.488 its opening weekend playing at a total of 1. Worst Director (Richard Rush)." The film opened at #4 grossing $6. htm http:/ / www.085 in the UK.[5] the film ended up becoming a box office failure grossing only $19. $4. and was also nominated in seven other categories including Worst Actor (Bruce Willis also for North). To call it absurd would be missing the point.104 in Sweden. com/ title/ tt0109456/ alternateversions "Weekend Box Office : 'Forrest Gump' in Top Spot--Again" (http:/ / articles.''Color of Night'' 93 Reaction Referring to the film as "memorably bizarre.00. com/ title/ tt0109456/ trivia External links • Color of Night (http://www. imdb.726.725. ew.690 in Austria. $565.740 theaters. [8] References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] http:/ / boxofficemojo. and $364. html http:/ / www.454.000. imdb.imdb. Worst Original Song (The Color of the Night).rottentomatoes. It's so lurid in its melodrama and so goofy in its plotting that with just a bit more trouble. [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 . com/ 1994-08-23/ entertainment/ ca-30121_1_forrest-gump). Worst Supporting Actor (Jane March as Ritchie). 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. anywhere. $112. warnerbros. com/ reframe. The film also a note worthy failure internationally grossing only $1." She also cited the revelation of the murderer. it could have been a comedy.050 far below its $40. Worst On Screen Couple (Any Combination of Any Two People From the Entire Cast).. com/ dailynews/ pop/ 12_00/ 12_06a. Worst Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren).com/title/tt0109456/) at the Internet Movie Database • Color of Night (http://www.

who cowrote its screenplay with Roger Avary. It was also awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. 1994 (United States) 154 minutes United States English US$8.S. and host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. A major critical and commercial success. John . nonlinear storyline. theatrical) May 1994 (Cannes) [1] October 14.9 million (worldwide) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. 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.5 million US$107.9 million (domestic) US$212. it revitalized the career of its leading man. ironic mix of humor and violence.''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. eclectic dialogue. The film is known for its rich. including Best Picture. The film was nominated for seven Oscars.

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

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

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

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

but the actor nearly lost it after his first audition was overshadowed by Paul Calderon's. Tim Roth as "Pumpkin" or "Ringo": Roth had starred in Reservoir Dogs alongside Keitel and was brought on board again. Though Tarantino had written the part specifically with Roth in mind. I can't think of any other star that has that look.[38] Jules was originally scripted with a giant afro.paid off royally: Pulp Fiction not only brought Willis new respect as an actor.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' regardless of their industry status. but uses his natural. TriStar head Mike Medavoy preferred Johnny Depp or Christian Slater.[35] Travolta accepted a bargain rate for his services—sources claim either $100. Calderon appears in the movie as Paul. chose to appear in Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp instead. in which he played a similar character.[41] [42] She dominated most of the film's promotional material.[36] Travolta was subsequently cast in several hits including Get Shorty. but also earned him several million dollars as a result of his gross participation."[46] Willis's appearance and physical presence were crucial to Tarantino's interest in casting him: "Bruce has the look of a 50s actor. taking a role in the modestly budgeted film "meant lowering his salary and risking his star status.. Harvey Weinstein convinced Jackson to audition a second time." His boxing robe. the concept remains unrealized. who had a major role—Vic Vega—in Reservoir Dogs. Alfre Woodard and Meg Tilly were also considered. appearing on a bed with cigarette in hand.[48] .)[40] Jackson received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.. but the strategy.. Bruce Willis as Butch Coolidge: Willis was a major star. virtually ensuring its profitability. Tarantino discussed an idea for a movie starring Travolta and Madsen as the Vega brothers. She took little advantage of her newfound fame. Willis evoked one 1950s actor in particular for Tarantino: "Aldo Ray in Jacques Tourneur's Nightfall [1956].[39] (One reviewer took it as a "tacit comic statement about the ghettoization of blacks in movies". As described by Peter Bart. Jackson as Jules Winnfield: Tarantino had written the part with Jackson in mind.000 or $140.[34] Harvey Weinstein pushed for Daniel Day-Lewis in the part. but Tarantino wanted Thurman after their first meeting. and the John Woo blockbuster Face/Off. Madsen was still rueing his choice over a decade later. designed by Betsy Heimann.[33] 99 Cast John Travolta as Vincent Vega: Tarantino cast Travolta in Pulp Fiction only because Michael Madsen."[16] Harvey Keitel as Winston Wolf or simply "The Wolf": The part was written specifically for Keitel. She was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar and was launched into the celebrity A-list. and his performance of the final diner scene won over Tarantino. Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace: Miramax favored Holly Hunter or Meg Ryan for the role. Though he had recently appeared in several big-budget flops. In 2004. who had starred in Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and was instrumental in getting it produced.[37] Samuel L. a bartender at Marsellus's social club.. London one in Pulp Fiction. but Tarantino and Jackson agreed on the Jheri-curled wig seen in the film. Jackson assumed the audition was merely a reading. He had used an American accent in the earlier film. choosing not to do any big-budget films for the next three years.[43] Thurman would later star in Tarantino's two Kill Bill movies. exemplifies Tarantino's notion of [45] costume as symbolic armor. In the filmmaker's words.000—but the film's success and his Oscar nomination as Best Actor revitalized his career.. I said let's go for that whole [44] look. released a year earlier."[47] Keitel had played a character similarly employed as a "cleaner" in Point of No Return. he was still a major overseas draw. On the strength of his name. but most of his recent films had been box-office disappointments.[32] The biggest star to sign on to the project was Bruce Willis. Miramax garnered $11 million for the film's worldwide rights. "Harvey had been my favorite actor since I was 16 years old.

a waitress. devoted to the Vietnam veteran's monologue about the gold watch. even Morricone music. a long-discontinued General Mills cereal.[50] According to Bender. telling Tarantino. and Out of Sight. specifically to partner Roth onscreen. [63] November 30. so the line "Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino" could be used in advertising and onscreen."[64] Some of the songs were suggested to Tarantino by his friends Chuck Kelley and Laura Lovelace. It sounds like rock and roll spaghetti Western music. 1993."[58] The largest chunk of the budget—$150. film editor Sally Menke. however. Maria de Medeiros as Fabienne: Butch's girlfriend. Lovelace also appeared in the film as Laura. Dick Dale's rendition of "Misirlou" plays during the opening credits. According to Tarantino. but not. "I want to work with Amanda in one of your films. soul.[56] The lead offscreen talent had all worked with Tarantino on Reservoir Dogs—cinematographer Andrzej Sekuła.[55] Christopher Walken as Captain Koons: Walken appears in a single scene. he says.[51] Eric Stoltz as Lance: Vincent's drug dealer.[45] Tarantino cast himself in a modest-sized role as he had in Reservoir Dogs.[54] Grier was later cast as the lead of Tarantino's Jackie Brown.000—went to creating the Jack Rabbit Slim's set. which is the slowest stock they make. Ellen DeGeneres also read for Jody.[59] It was built in a Culver City warehouse.[60] The diner sequence was shot on location in Hawthorne at the Hawthorne Grill.[52] Tarantino. in everything except the price tag. production designer David Wasco."[42] His acclaimed performance led to his being cast in big-budget features such as Mission Impossible. rock and roll. Tarantino convinced Avary to forfeit his agreed-on cowriting credit and accept a "story by" credit. in length.[41] Music No film score was composed for Pulp Fiction. 100 Filming The Pulp Fiction shoot commenced on September 20. it's lustrous. was shot "on 50 ASA film stock. Roth had introduced the actress and director. playing Anaïs Nin. and costume designer Betsy Heimann. Haig passed on the role. Courtney Love later reported that Kurt Cobain was originally offered the role of Lance. because of its association with surfing culture: "To me it just sounds like rock and roll. "[W]e had $8 million [sic].[61] For the costumes. Before Pulp Fiction's premiere."[49] Plummer followed up with director Michael Winterbottom's Butterfly Kiss. The reason we use it is that it creates an almost no-grain image. In 1993. Love would have played the role of his wife.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' Amanda Plummer as Yolanda or "Honey Bunny": Tarantino wrote the role for Plummer. I wanted it to look like a $20–25 million movie."[57] The film. but she has to have a really big gun. It's the closest thing we have to 50s Technicolor. Pam Grier read for the role. also returned from the earlier film. who believed that the clothes his characters wore were their symbolic suits of armor. Fruit [62] The shoot wrapped on Brute. with Quentin Tarantino instead using an eclectic assortment of surf music. I wanted it to look like an epic. One of his pop totems. It's an epic in everything—in invention. and pop songs. Rhames gave "one of the best auditions I've ever seen. denies that he ever even met Cobain. in which she plays a serial killer. where it was joined by several other sets as well as the film's production offices. Con Air. but Tarantino did not believe audiences would find it plausible for Lance to yell at her. Walken had appeared in another small but pivotal role in the "Sicilian scene" in the Tarantino-written True Romance. Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace: Before Rhames was cast. known for its Googie architecture. in scope. Tarantino met the Portuguese actress while traveling with Reservoir Dogs around the European film festival circuit.[12] She had previously costarred with Thurman in Henry & June (1990). the part was offered to Sid Haig. much less offered him a role in the movie. who were credited as music consultants. he insists. if he had taken it. Tarantino took his inspiration from French director Jean-Pierre Melville.[53] Rosanna Arquette as Jody: Lance's wife. she reprises the role . in ambition. who had appeared in many classic exploitation movies of the 1970s. Tarantino chose surf music as the basic musical style for the film.

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

Kenneth Turan wrote.[92] Debate about the film spread beyond the review pages. Violence was often the theme. 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. the film received seven Oscar nominations—Best Picture."[91] Observing in the National Review that "[n]o film arrives with more advance hype"." wrote Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman."[89] Some who reviewed it in the following weeks took more exception to the predominant critical reaction than to Pulp Fiction itself. "The miracle of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction is how. Southeastern Film Critics Association. named as sole recipient of the Best Screenplay honor. reviewers: a 94% score at Rotten Tomatoes[87] and a Metascore of 94 on Metacritic.[98] In February 1995. debased parts. writing in The Guardian.'"[83] Richard Corliss of Time wrote. 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"."[85] "You get intoxicated by it. which is to empty the artwork of all content. In the Chicago Tribune.. James Wood."[84] In Newsweek. wrote Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Boston Society of Film Critics. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times describing it as "so well-written in a scruffy. the ones we already have and don't wish to expand.. Society of Texas Film Critics."[40] "There's a special kick that comes from watching something this thrillingly alive". especially his first.[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. thus avoiding its capacity to do anything except helplessly represent our agonies.[94] In Britain. Director. so entirely stripped [95] of any politics. with various awarding bodies ascribing credit differently.S."[90] Responding to comparisons between Tarantino's film and the work of French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard. the film attained exceptionally high ratings among U. metaphysics. set the tone for much subsequent criticism: "Tarantino represents the final triumph of postmodernism. it succeeds in gleaming like something new. being composed of secondhand. failed to mention Avary in his acceptance speech. "Pulp Fiction is indisputably great. "The writer-director appears to be straining for his effects. have the uncomfortable feeling of creative desperation. most famous feature.[97] The screenplay won several prizes. "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. National Board of Review. Only in this age could a writer as talented as Tarantino produce artworks so vacuous. Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader wrote. Pulp Fiction nourishes. and Kansas City Film Critics Circle." Awards season Around the turn of the year. It dares Hollywood films to be this smart about going this far. Some sequences. 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". "It towers over the year's other movies as majestically and menacingly as a gang lord at a preschool. "high on the rediscovery of how pleasurable a movie can be. . of someone who's afraid of losing his reputation scrambling for any way to offend sensibilities. Pulp Fiction was named Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics. If good directors accept Tarantino's implicit challenge. or moral interest. While not panning the film. At the Golden Globe Awards. Tarantino. John Simon was unswayed: "titillation cures neither hollowness nor shallowness".''Pulp Fiction (film)'' 102 Critical response The response of major American movie reviewers was widely favorable. Some commentators took exception to the movie's frequent use of the word "nigger".[88] The Los Angeles Times was one of the few major news outlets to publish a negative review on the film's opening weekend. 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. especially one involving bondage harnesses and homosexual rape. abets. cultural slumming. 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."[86] Overall. David Ansen wrote. In the Washington Post. Los Angeles Film Critics Association.. the movie theater could again be a great place to live in.

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

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

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

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

" A random list of the TV programs referenced in Pulp Fiction confirms his observation: Speed Racer. in Glyn White's words. "two sadistic honkies straight out of Deliverance" (1972).[171] "The above list.. Mia's fictional pilot.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' which the stylistic signifiers of various decades are loaded in to a single moment. transgression. The Avengers. with the possible exception of The Avengers. this scene. directed by another of Tarantino's heroes. Green Acres.[163] Critics have identified these weapons with a range of possible allusions: • • • • hammer—The Toolbox Murders (1978)[164] baseball bat—Walking Tall (1973). The Brady Bunch.'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.. a portentous line of Marsellus's echoes one from the 1973 crime drama Charley Varrick.[165] David Bell argues that far from going against the "current of class stereotype".[163] [164] The Yakuza (1975).'"[169] Neil Fulwood focuses on Butch's weapon selection. Fox Force Five. selects identifies him with. Moreover. Our culture was television. a pulp fiction.. Clutch Cargo. "mobilize[s] a certain construction of poor white country folk—and particularly their sexualization.honourable heroes. "he finds a trove of items with film-hero resonances". When Butch decides to rescue Marsellus. one that came of age in the '70s. Don Siegel. like Deliverance.[163] [164] The Evil Dead II (1987)[163] katana (samurai sword)—many.[162] Marsellus and Butch are soon held captive by Maynard and Zed.[154] Zed shares a name with Sean Connery's character in Boorman's follow-up. tipping a nod to the noble and the notorious.[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. and softening the face of violence by reducing it to the property of film history. and last but not least.. The Partridge Family."[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. as well as sending up his own reputation as an enfant terrible of movie violence. 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. horror. and significantly."[163] Conard argues that the first three items symbolize a nihilism that Butch is rejecting."[164] White asserts that "the katana he finally. directed by John Boorman. in contrasts. the name of the character who speaks it there is Maynard. represents a culture with a well-defined moral code and thus connects Butch with a more meaningful approach to life."[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. "suggests that Pulp Fiction has less of an elective affinity with the cinematic avant-gardism of Godard than with mainstream network . writing. Happy Days."[168] In Groth's view. 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.[163] The Untouchables (1987)[164] chainsaw—The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). the science-fiction film Zardoz (1974)."[167] Giroux reads the rape scene homage similarly: "in the end Tarantino's use of parody is about repetition. Kung Fu...[163] Shogun Assassin (1980)[164] 107 At the conclusion of the scene. including Seven Samurai (1954). Tarantino's love of movies is at its most open and nonjudgemental. that was a Sixties thing.. The Flintstones. I Spy. and taboo into an entertainingly subtle adrenaline play—a fiction. The nineties film reduces seventies competition. "Here." writes Miklitsch."[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. The traditional Japanese sword.

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

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

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

pp. Poetically".. Rita (1994-10-14).g. 13. and October (Tarantino [1994]. n. [28] Quoted in Mottram (2006). html#b2) on 2006-12-31. 1994. Retrieved 2007-09-19. October 8. ch. 235. 64. San Francisco Chronicle. [20] Wells. "Circular Narratives: Highlights of Popular Cinema in the '90s" (http:/ / web. 148. 71. Silver and Ursini (2004). [21] Charyn (2006). html?categoryid=13& cs=1& query="pulp+ fiction"+ 1994+ tarantino). p. Biskind (2004) says $1 million (p. Pulp Fiction DVD (Buena Vista Home Entertainment). p. washingtonpost. p. [16] Quoted in Dargis (1994a). p. "Criminals Rendered in 3 Parts. 14). September. [25] "TriStar Pictures Slate for 1993" (http:/ / www. Dancyger (2002). 174–5. [29] Biskind (2004). 139. SouthCoast Today.[196] Notes [1] Biskind (2004). . Kempley. Polan (2000) says "close to a million dollars" (p. sensesofcinema. p. Pulp Fiction DVD (Buena Vista Home Entertainment). [26] Biskind (2004). p. 68). Toronto Star. [7] "Pulp Fiction: The Facts" (1993 location interview). Jackson was the runner-up in both the Best Actor and the Best Supporting Actor categories. pp. [18] Mottram (2006). cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1995/ 09/ 15/ DD26653.000 (ch. . Retrieved 2007-09-20. Enhanced Trivia Track. [27] Polan (2000). 147. p. [12] Enhanced Trivia Track. org/ web/ 20061231115331/ http:/ / www. 23. [11] Biskind (2004). [6] Hirsch (1997). Real (1996). 78). September 11. [23] Dawson (1995). 1993-02-05. New York Times. [19] Enhanced Trivia Track." incorporating brief revisions made in August. . p.g. [17] Dawson (1995). pp. Villella. "Pulp Fiction (R)" (http:/ / www. 71. See also Barker and Austin (2000): "iconic scene" (p. 68–69. [15] "Pulp Fiction: The Facts" (1994 promotional interview). p. 167). [2] See. Samuel L. 146. e. Retrieved 2007-09-21. htm). . p. sensesofcinema. [13] Biskind (2004). ch. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 140. com/ cgi-bin/ article. com/ contents/ 00/ 3/ circular. Archived from the original (http:/ / archive. southcoasttoday. Senses of Cinema. com/ article/ VR103729.. (January 2000). 90. [14] Quoted in Lowry. "Heavyweight Tarantino Won't Be Taken Lightly". 129. pp. p. Pulp Fiction DVD. 189. Biskind (2004).g. Waxman (2005). e. 168. variety. pp. Dawson (1995). p. 122. [10] Waxman (2005). Beverly. "Pulp Grabs You Like a Novel" (http:/ / sfgate. 10. p. Mike (1995-09-15). 14. p. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ pulpfictionrkempley_a01ac7. p. com/ contents/ 00/ 3/ circular. p. 71. King (2002). 185–7. e. Washington Post. [4] O'Brien (1994). 144–6. "Searching for a Big Kahuna Burger" (http:/ / archive. com/ daily/ 07-96/ 07-12-96/ c04ae104. Variety. p. Dawson (1995).. Jackson) | Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture) (Uma Thurman) BAFTA Awards Golden Globe Awards In the balloting by the National Society of Film Critics. p. Craig.p. 167. Pulp Fiction DVD (Buena Vista Home Entertainment). says $900. . [5] Christopher (2006). [24] Dawson (1995). Pulp Fiction DVD (Buena Vista Home Entertainment). [8] Parker (2002). archive. 168–9. 167–8. p. . 1994. Jackson) | Best Film Editing (Sally Menke) Best Film (Lawrence Bender/Quentin Tarantino) | Achievement in Direction (Quentin Tarantino) Best Actress in a Leading Role (Uma Thurman) | Best Actor in a Leading Role (John Travolta) Best Cinematography (Andrzej Sekuła) | Best Editing (Sally Menke) | Best Sound (Stephen Hunter Flick/Ken King/Rick Ash/David Zupancic) Best Motion Picture (Drama) (Lawrence Bender) | Best Director (Motion Picture) (Quentin Tarantino) Best Actor (Motion Picture—Drama) (John Travolta) Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture) (Samuel L. 65.) [22] Dawson (1995).. MacInnis.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' 111 Category — Nominee(s) Academy Awards Best Picture (Lawrence Bender. [9] See. html#b2). The published version of the screenplay identifies its basis as "May 1993/last draft. p. See also Rubin (1999). Jeffrey (1996-07-12). Retrieved 2006-12-31. DTL). LaSalle. p. 359. [3] See. p. 240. Fiona A. htm). pp. producer) | Best Director (Quentin Tarantino) Best Actor (John Travolta) Best Supporting Actress (Uma Thurman) | Best Supporting Actor (Samuel L. 65.

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htm) at Box Office Mojo Pulp Fiction (http://www.com/work/131235) at Allmovie Pulp Fiction (http://www.com/film/titles/pulpfiction) at Metacritic Pulp Fiction (http://www.: Duke University Press).imdb.allmovie.boxofficemojo.berkeley.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' • Willis.rottentomatoes. N. High Contrast: Race and Gender in Contemporary Hollywood Film (Durham. ISBN 082232041X 118 External links • • • • • • Pulp Fiction (http://www.metacritic.com/m/pulp_fiction/) at Rotten Tomatoes Pulp Fiction bibliography (via UC Berkeley) (http://www.lib.com/movies/?id=pulpfiction.edu/MRC/tarantino.html#pulp) .com/title/tt0110912/) at the Internet Movie Database Pulp Fiction (http://www. Sharon (1997).C.

Bruce Willis. While they reconstruct their relationship. a local businessman. Plot Donald "Sully" Sullivan is something of an oddball in the peaceful and snowy New York village of North Bath.''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. Josef Sommer. The film was written for the screen and directed by Robert Benton. Melanie Griffith. Gene Saks. Jessica Tandy. 1994. 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. and is often at odds with Carl Roebuck. Pruitt Taylor Vince. Sully is a tenant in the home of Miss Beryl. He free-lances in the construction business. Sully's luck seems to be all bad. It stars Paul Newman. flirting with Carl's wife Toby openly at every opportunity. and Philip Bosco. whose banker son strongly urges her to kick the boarder out. Jailed for punching a police officer named Raymer who has been persecuting him. But in turn his son and grandson warm up to him. his estranged son. Dylan Walsh. Family complications of his own develop for Sully with a visit from Peter. Philip Seymour Hoffman. usually with his dim-witted young friend Rub by his side. his fortune takes a turn for the better and even the lovely Toby . Sully strikes up a new one with his young grandson Will. It was Tandy's final film before her death on September 11.

Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. Fishkill. 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. is based on the village of Ballston Spa in Saratoga County. Poughkeepsie. com/ title/ tt0110684/ . imdb. but this time the picture of contentment. The setting for both the book and movie.''Nobody's Fool (1994 film)'' expresses a willingness to leave Carl and run away with him. and Hudson. 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. At the end of the film. External links • Nobody's Fool [1] at the Internet Movie Database References [1] http:/ / www. boarding at Miss Beryl's. New York Beacon. Sully is pretty much back where he began. Accolades Nobody's Fool was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Newman) and Best Writing. the upstate New York village of North Bath.

Jackson Larry Bryggman Graham Greene Colleen Camp Michael Kamen Written by Based on Starring Music by Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr. Lemer David Willis Andrew G.''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.666 Die Hard 2 Live Free or Die Hard . 1995 131 minutes United States English $90 million $366. Vajna Buzz Feitshans Robert Lawrence Jonathan Hensleigh Characters by Roderick Thorp Bruce Willis Jeremy Irons Samuel L.101. 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.

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

set some time after the main events of the movie. McClane is keen to take his problems out on Simon whom he invites to play a game called "McClane Says". Walter Cobb Alternate endings An alternative ending to the one shown in the final movie was filmed with Irons and Willis. In this version it is presumed that the robbery succeeds.[1] Graham Greene as Joe Lambert Colleen Camp as Connie Kowalski Larry Bryggman as Insp. Hensleigh's intention was to show that the events in New York and the subsequent repercussions had tilted him psychologically. In this version. Nevertheless he still manages to track Simon using the batch number on the bottle of aspirins and they meet in a cafe in Hungary. but he is still tracked down to his foreign hideaway. 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?"). and that McClane was used as the scapegoat for everything that went wrong. a man who killed for revenge rather than in self-defense. This involves a form of Russian Roulette with a small Chinese rocket launcher with the sights removed. In the DVD audio commentary. was never actually filmed. He is fired from the NYPD after more than 20 years on the force and the FBI has even taken away his pension. 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. According to the DVD audio commentary. When Simon gets a riddle wrong. gotten the loot to a safe hiding place (Nova Scotia). Of course. 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).''Die Hard with a Vengeance'' 123 Cast • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Lt. which fires the rocket through Simon. so even if Simon had pointed the launcher the right way. Jackson as Zeus Carver: Laurence Fishburne was originally offered the role but turned it down. screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh claims that this version was dropped because the studio thought it showed a more cruel and menacing side to McClane. Simon has double-crossed most of his accomplices. 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. McClane then asks Simon some riddles similar to the ones he played in New York. John McClane Jeremy Irons as Peter Krieg / Simon Peter Gruber Samuel L. McClane forces him at gunpoint to fire the launcher. McClane tells him not to be so sure. This alternative ending. It can be found on the special edition DVD. killing him. would have marked a serious break from the Die Hard formula. . set some time after the events in New York. The movie would end on a darkly comic note as Simon asks if anyone has a 4 gallon jug. This draft of the script was rejected early on. meaning it cannot be determined which end is which. 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. and unlike the rocket-launcher sequence. Carver says it is a shame the bad guys are going to get away. a second alternate ending had McClane and Carver floating back to shore on a makeshift raft after the explosion at sea.

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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


Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue

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.

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

''Four Rooms'' 128 Crossovers between rooms The four segments are shown in chronological order. There is little linkage between the segments. though Ted hangs up the two cherries received in The Missing Ingredient at the beginning of The Misbehavers. the events of which both precede and succeed the events of The Wrong Man. except for The Misbehavers. 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 . 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. A strange telephone call in The Wrong Man is explained in The Misbehavers and Angela from The Wrong Man reappears in the final segment.

Pukin.''Four Rooms'' Released Genre Length Label Producer 1995 Lounge music. "Coven Of Witches" – 0:59 10. "Eva Seduces Ted" – 2:10 • 12. Tracks 12-17 from The Wrong Man: "Hallway Ted" – 0:31 "Headshake Rhumba" – 0:41 "Skippen. "Invocation" – 1:26 7. "The Earthly Diana" – 0:36 11. 14. "Four Rooms Swing" – 2:11 4. 17. 15. Additional music is by Juan García Esquivel. soundtrack 49. "Breakfast At Denny's" – 3:57 8. "Vertigogo (Opening Theme)" (Combustible Edison) – 2:35 • Tracks 2-11 from The Missing Ingredient: 2. "Junglero" – 1:54 3. Sigfried" – 0:29 "Angela" – 0:46 "Punch Drunk" – 2:57 "Male Bonding" – 3:06 • Tracks 18-25 from The Misbehavers: . 16.20 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. co-produced by Mark Mothersbaugh. "Tea and Eva In The Elevator" – 0:55 6. "Theme From 'Bewitched'" (Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller) – 1:01 5. "Strange Brew" – 0:27 9. 13.[2] [3] Track listing 1.

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

Madeleine Stowe. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film. The film was released to critical praise and grossed approximately $168. Under Terry Gilliam's direction.839. The . Universal granted the filmmakers a $29. and won a Golden Globe for his performance. and Christopher Plummer.''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 29.459 12 Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam. 1995 127 minutes United States English $29. inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La jetée.5 million budget. where the story was set. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore. and filming lasted from February to May 1995. David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script.5 million $168. Brad Pitt. and starring Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.4 million worldwide.

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

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

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

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

dark."[20] Desson Thomson of The Washington Post praised the art direction and set design. it appeals more to the mind than to the senses. The consensus reads: "The plot's a bit of a jumble. but lost to James Acheson of Restoration. Fantasy & Horror Films awarded 12 Monkeys the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.[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. the more you're likely to admire it. The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (a making-of documentary) and production notes.[28] . 1996.629 theater wide release came on January 5. All of this is done very well. And as entertainment. "Willis and Pitts's performances. the film earned $13. but lost to Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects. Metacritic calculated a 74/100 rating.7 million in other countries. Ebert wrote. "In its frantic mix of chaos. Bruce Willis.[25] However. 12 Monkeys is Jumanji for adults". receiving an 83% approval rating and a 6. Mr. Pitt was able to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Thomson reasoned. 87% of the critics enjoyed 12 Monkeys with an average rating of 7."[17] The film was more balanced with Rotten Tomatoes' 18 reviewers in the "Top Critics" poll. "This vision is a cold. with a hero who tries to prevail against the chaos of his condition. Pitt and Weiss also won awards at the 22nd Saturn Awards.[22] Internet reviewer James Berardinelli believed the filmmakers took an intelligent and creative motive for the time travel subplot.[24] Awards and nominations Brad Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.6/10. The film was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation[27] and the Academy of Science Fiction.[21] Peter Travers from Rolling Stone magazine cited the film's success on Gilliam's direction and Willis' performance. Frida) was also nominated for her work.84 million.[18] By comparison. finding similarities with Blade Runner (1982. "The film is a celebration of madness and doom. and the more you know about movies (especially the technical side). Costume designer Julie Weiss (Hollywoodland. but excellent performances and mind-blowing plot twists make 12 Monkeys a kooky. also scripted by David Peoples) and Brazil (1985. damp one.''Twelve Monkeys'' 136 Reception Release 12 Monkeys was given a limited release in the United States on December 29. based on 20 reviews.[19] Roger Ebert observed 12 Monkeys' depiction of the future. effective experience.8/10 score. coming to a worldwide total of $168. Rather than being sent to change the past. Holland's Opus and Black Sheep. When the 1.[23] Richard Corliss of Time magazine felt the film's time travel aspect and apocalyptic depiction of a bleaker future was overtly cliché. Based on 45 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes. and even the romance between Willis and Stowe feels desperate rather than joyous. and is inadequate".84 million in its opening weekend.[16] Critical reception The film received a positive response from critics. also directed by Terry Gilliam). Madeleine Stowe. 1995. 12 Monkeys eventually grossed $57.[26] Terry Gilliam was honored for his directing duties at the 1996 Berlin International Film Festival. Corliss wrote.[14] The film was able to hold the #1 spot on box office charts for two weeks in January. Gilliam's atmospherics and an exhilarating momentum easily outweigh such trifling flaws in the script".14 million in US totals and $111. Gilliam and writers David and Janet Peoples received nominations. carnage and zoo animals. before dropping from competition to From Dusk till Dawn.[9] 12 Monkeys received positive notices from the science fiction community. James Cole is instead observing it to make a better future.

washingtonpost. jsp).[29] References [1] Chris Nashawaty (2006-08-04). suntimes.. London: Faber and Faber.[29] Architect Lebbeus Woods filed a lawsuit against Universal in February 1996.231–233 [10] Nick James (April 1996). amazon. boxofficemojo. "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-04-01. The New York Times. . Retrieved 2009-04-01. .297297. "Time and the Machine". oscars. [11] [DVD's Production Notes] [12] "Suite Punta del Este" (http:/ / www. [9] Christie. reelviews. . org/ works2/ suite. Retrieved 2009-04-05. dll/ article?AID=/ 19960105/ REVIEWS/ 601050301/ 1023). [23] James Berardinelli. [25] "1995 (68) Academy Awards" (http:/ / awardsdatabase. The Washington Post. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ twelvemonkeys. Charles Roven. . . [20] Roger Ebert (1996-01-05). com/ movie/ twelve-monkeys). Retrieved 2009-04-01. org/ ampas_awards/ DisplayMain. The Hugo Awards Organization. Pitch" (http:/ / www.00. Gilliam. [28] "Past Saturn Awards" (http:/ / www. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. the-numbers. imdb. . . James is brought into the interrogation room and told to sit in a chair which is attached to a vertical rail on the wall. claiming that his work "Neomechanical Tower (Upper) Chamber" was used without permission. Retrieved 09-12-2010. com/ m/ 12_monkeys/ ?critic=creamcrop). time. Retrieved 2009-04-01. Benedict. ISBN 0-571-20280-2. DVD audio commentary. "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / rogerebert. Amazon. . Universal Home Video [6] Terry Gilliam. [4] Christie. Retrieved 19 Jan 2010.00. Fantasy & Horror Films. [24] Richard Corliss (1996-01-08). org/ past. thehugoawards. . Retrieved 2009-03-30. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. earning over $1 million from Universal. [22] Peter Travers (1996-01-25). com/ ew/ article/ 0. Academy of Science Fiction. Woods won his lawsuit. Retrieved 2009-03-24. [27] "1996 Hugo Awards" (http:/ / www. [15] "Twelve Monkeys" (http:/ / www. com/ m/ 12_monkeys/ ). com/ ew/ article/ 0. Retrieved 2009-04-04. "Back To The Bleak Future" (http:/ / www. org/ ?page_id=24). Time. [26] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. com/ 05/ reviews/ monkey2. Gilliam on Gilliam. html). . php). 1998. pp. [2] DVD production notes [3] Ian Christie. . html). Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2008-03-12.00. saturnawards. goldenglobes. Retrieved 2009-04-01. org/ browse/ film/ 23446). .1219922_1. Retrieved 2007-04-14. . net/ movies/ t/ twelve_mon. ReelViews. com/ exec/ obidos/ ASIN/ B0007PALZ2). Entertainment Weekly.Universal Studios and Lebbeus Woods" (http:/ / www. . metacritic. rottentomatoes. Terry Gilliam (1999). "They Call Him Mr. Rolling Stone.9171. ew. [21] Desson Thomson (1996-01-05). Salon Media Group. rollingstone. ew. 1997. pp. htm#howe). Retrieved 2009-04-01. [13] "SALON Reviews:12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-04-01. com/ Visual/ Monkeys/ Monkeys. . Retrieved 2009-04-01.. probing for weaknesses as the inquisitors interrogate him. Retrieved 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-04-01. [18] "12 Monkeys: Top Critics" (http:/ / www. Box Office Mojo. Metacritic. html#film). rottentomatoes. "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. pp.''Twelve Monkeys'' 137 Lebbeus Woods lawsuit In the beginning of the film.com.com. The Numbers. . [29] "Copyright Casebook: 12 Monkeys . 220–225. html). Ástor Piazzolla. A sphere supported by a metal armature is suspended directly in front of him. benedict. [19] "12 Monkeys (1995): Reviews" (http:/ / www. [17] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. . piazzolla. html). com/ movies/ ?id=twelvemonkeys. [8] Jeff Gordinier (1995-05-19). . Sight & Sound. com/ reviews/ movie/ 5948875/ review/ 5948876/ 12_monkeys). "Brass Bald" (http:/ / www. html). [14] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Entertainment Weekly.983933. com/ apps/ pbcs. htm). com/ title/ tt0116479/ ). [16] "12 Monkeys (Special Edition) (1996)" (http:/ / www. Gilliam. com/ movies/ 1995/ 012MN. Rotten Tomatoes. Universal Home Video [7] Jill Gerston (1995-12-24).226–230 [5] The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (http:/ / www. and allowed the studio to continue distribution of the film. . Rotten Tomatoes. aspx). "Twelve Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-04-01. . Chicago Sun-Times. "Terry Gilliam: Going Mainstream (Sort Of)". salon. . html).

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

) Gross revenue $18. The film is known primarily for its intense gunfights. starring Bruce Willis. in the style reminiscent of Hong Kong Blood Opera. Plot In Prohibition Era Texas. a mysterious character (later identifying himself as "John Smith") (Bruce Willis) drives into Jericho. Christopher Walken. and a corrupt sheriff (Bruce Dern).115.''Last Man Standing (film)'' 139 Last Man Standing (film) Last Man Standing Directed by Produced by Written by Walter Hill Walter Hill Arthur M. featuring Bruce Willis's character dual-wielding two M1911 .45 caliber pistols.000 US (est. all of whom make their living by catering to Jericho's criminal elements.927[1] Last Man Standing is a 1996 action film written and directed by Walter Hill. 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. English Spanish $67. It is a credited remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo. an undertaker. aside from the bartender Joe Monday (William Sanderson).that have driven the other residents away. and Bruce Dern. The town is virtually deserted except for two feuding bootleg gangs . near the Mexican border. 1996 101 min.the Italians under Strozzi.000. and the Irish under Doyle . .

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

Stuart (2001). movingimage. Even the movie's hero is bad company. Common recurring complaints found in the negative reviews address the oppressive and depressing atmosphere of the film. the flat. almost monotonous personality of Willis' character between gunfights. RogerEbert. seems to have influenced subsequent pictures. "Last Man Standing review" (http:/ / rogerebert.[3] Yojimbo itself is a probable adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novels Red Harvest and The Glass Key. [3] Galbraith IV. suntimes. . Film critic Roger Ebert wrote: “ Last Man Standing is such a desperately cheerless film.com. Retrieved 2006-08-13. It contains elements that are often found in entertainments — things like guns. . which was itself an unofficial remake of Yojimbo. The victory at the end is [2] downbeat. however.127. . gangs and spectacular displays of death — but here they crouch on the screen and growl at the audience.. Retrieved 15 August 2010.. and the film's Pyrrhic victory finale. lonely movie. Roger (1996-09-20). New York: Faber and Faber. grossing only a total $18. so dry and laconic and wrung out. fun. Retrieved 2009-12-01. References [1] "Last Man Standing (1996) . html).''Last Man Standing (film)'' dead. htm).. dll/ article?AID=/ 19960920/ REVIEWS/ 609200302/ 1023). It also has strong parallels with Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (1964). .Box Office Mojo" (http:/ / boxofficemojo. Tom Pickett Response The film did poorly at the box office. and received poor critical reviews. especially with regard to the use of selective color. . com/ movies/ ?id=lastmanstanding. us/ film_programs/ program_notes/ y/ yojimbo. ” The cinematography of the movie. that you wonder if the filmmakers ever thought that in any way it could be .. 1996.448 by December 22. and there is an indifference to it. [2] Ebert. Literary Influences Last Man Standing was an official remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo (1961). Box Office Mojo. com/ apps/ pbcs. "The Emperor and the Wolf" (http:/ / www. This is such a sad. 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.

and co-written and . A Fistful of Dollars and Last Man Standing (http://www.boxofficemojo.htm) at Box Office Mojo • A Comparison of Yojimbo.com/movies/?id=lastmanstanding.bbc. Beavis and Butt-head.''Last Man Standing (film)'' 142 External links • Last Man Standing (http://www.co.com/title/tt0116830/) at the Internet Movie Database • Last Man Standing (http://www.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. based on the TV series.118.386 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. 1996 81 minutes United States English $12 million $61.[1] It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen Pictures and MTV Films.imdb.

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

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

"I Wanna Riot" . who wrote the theme. is a semi-parody of Hayes' Academy Award-winning "Theme from Shaft". "Lesbian Seagull" .3:59 6.3:53 5.4:34 8.3:39 Noticeably missing are Mucha Muchacha.Isaac Hayes . "Snakes" . and the score tracks.4:38 4.4:21 9.Ozzy Osbourne . alternative rock. "Walk on Water" .Butthole Surfers . "Ain't Nobody" . the version of Lesbian Seagull with Mr. "The Lord Is a Monkey" (Rock Version) .No Doubt .Southern Culture on the Skids .2:03 11.White Zombie .Engelbert Humperdinck . "Ratfinks.Red Hot Chili Peppers .4:37 3. "Love Rollercoaster" .4:44 10.5:05 12. 1996 1995-1996 Heavy metal. "Two Cool Guys".Rancid with Stubborn All-Stars .AC/DC . "White Trash" . "Two Cool Guys" . which were released on a separate album.LL Cool J . Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls" .''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. ska punk. Van Driessen singing. hard rock. hip hop 49:00 Geffen Professional reviews • Allmusic link [3] 1.3:06 2. It incorporates the theme from the Beavis and Butt-head television series as a rhythm guitar line. "Gone Shootin'" . is given a co-writing credit with Hayes in the soundtrack liner notes. and series creator Mike Judge. "Pimp'n Ain't EZ" .4:18 * 7. written and performed by soul and funk icon Isaac Hayes.Madd Head . .

" It contained more in the way of bonus features such as audio commentaries. . more revised and complete version. 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. Spanish language tracks. and more. "Walk on Water" was released as a single and peaked at number 28 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. a strong return for a film that cost only $12 million to produce. The film actually used an earlier demo version. which appears in the film. The original demo. The film earned over $60 million at the domestic box office.''Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'' The version of Ozzy Osbourne's "Walk on Water" is not the same version included in the film.[5] Rating The movie was rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for continuous crude sex-related humor and language. "Making of" documentaries. It lacks the deleted National Archives scene. and two theatrical trailers. can be found on Osbourne's Prince of Darkness box set. while the soundtrack itself contains a later.[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. more theatrical trailers. and for a drug-related scene. The bonus features on the disc were a widescreen presentation. The movie was re-released on a Special Edition DVD in 2006 as "The Edition That Doesn't Suck.

Retrieved February 17. 2009. The Los Angeles Times. com/ movies/ beavis_and_butthead_do_america. com/ 1996-12-20/ entertainment/ ca-10832_1_mike-judge). . External links • Beavis And Butt-head Do America (http://www.com/title/tt0115641/) at the Internet Movie Database • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (http://www. allmusic. [3] http:/ / www.imdb. billboard.com/bcdb/cartoon. com/ album/ r241210 [4] "Billboard singles chart history-Ozzy Osbourne" (http:/ / www. do?model.allmovie. latimes. . findthefilm. The Los Angeles Times.bcdb. 2009. . Retrieved 2010-11-08. [5] "Beavis and Butt-head Make Creator and Paramount Proud" (http:/ / articles. com/ 1996-12-24/ entertainment/ ca-12081_1_paramount-pictures). com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. Retrieved March 28. Retrieved 2010-11-08. vnuArtistId=5355& model. latimes. chartFormatGroupName=Singles& model. [2] "Find The Film movie trivia" (http:/ / www.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) . . vnuAlbumId=942077).''Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'' 147 References [1] "Road Trip the Right Vehicle for Beavis and Butt-head" (http:/ / articles.cgi?film=23613&cartoon=Beavis and Butt-head Do America) at the Big Cartoon DataBase • Beavis And Butt-head Do America (http://www. php).

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

The film closes with Dallas and Leeloo making love in the chamber used for her resurrection. causing the Great Evil to become dormant as a new moon in Earth's orbit. starring Jean Reno. Jr.[2] Production As the film went into development in the early 1990s. a taxi driver and former "special forces" soldier. who . 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. Many scenes contain visual effects. The costume design was created by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.''The Fifth Element'' saving. Leeloo finds the inspiration to release the "Divine Light". 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. Pistol used by Bruce Willis as Maj. the fifth element. Seattle) Largely set in a futuristic New York City. the film was a French production. while comic book artist Jean-Claude Mézières. Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg Ian Holm as Father Vito Cornelius Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod. Some scenes were also shot on location in Mauritania. The Fifth Element was shot in Super 35 mm film format. 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. 149 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas. who had been hired as a conceptual designer for The Fifth Element. The concert scenes were filmed at the Royal Opera House. with most of the principal photography filmed at Pinewood Studios in England. Besson went on to create Léon. 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. except for the special effect shots that show the Planet Fhloston through the ship's portholes. Korben Dallas (Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. The production design for the film was developed by French comics creators Jean Giraud (Moebius) and Jean-Claude Mézières. 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. Milla Jovovich as Leeloo. and nearly all of the visual effects scenes are hard-matted with aid of Computer-generated imagery. 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. the fifteenth volume in the Valérian and Laureline series. a "supreme being".

LaserDisc. The film was re-released in Sony's Superbit collection on October 9. which seems a reasonable length."[7] The film was selected as the opening film for the 1997 Cannes Film Festival[8] and became a major box office success. Soundtrack . 2005.35:1 anamorphic widescreen format.[12] Sony subsequently made a remastered Blu-ray version available. and was widely criticized as having poor picture quality. losing to Titanic. and Best Production Design. Visual Effects Society voted the visual effects of The Fifth Element to be the 50th most influential of all time. This name also appears in the novelization of the film."[6] David Edelstein of Slate gave it a negative review. 2007.[3] 150 Reception The Fifth Element received mixed-to-positive reviews with a 72%. and carried no special features.[9] 76% of the receipts for The Fifth Element were from markets outside of the United States. and DVD. 2006. French.[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. saying. but it won the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects. Neither release carried special features. Portuguese. The original DVD was in its original 2. also pressed in its original 2. while the Remastered version contains only English and French audio.[10] The Fifth Element was nominated for an Academy Award in 1998 in the Best Effects. grossing over US$263 million. 2001. released on July 17.[11] Home media The original home video release of The Fifth Element took place in North America on December 10. based on 22 reviews on Metacritic. The second disc provided special features. A two-disc Ultimate Edition was released on January 11. Chinese and Thai) but only English audio and no special features. "It may or may not be the worst movie ever made. The first Blu-ray Disc release of the film occurred on June 20.''The Fifth Element'' produced 954 costumes for use in the film. It was nominated for seven César awards and won three for Best Director. Jovovich stated that she and Besson wrote letters to each other in the Divine Language as practice. based on 53 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes.[13] The feature set of the original Blu-ray release matches Disc 1 of the Ultimate Collection. 1997. Spanish. including deleted scenes and a production featurette. Sound Effects Editing category. This enhanced release. used a higher data rate for a better picture. The original name of the character Ruby Rhod was Loc Rhod. on VHS.[4] and a less favorable 52/100. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave it 3 stars out of 4 saying "I would not have missed seeing this film. for the first time. But at 127 minutes. certifying it as "Fresh". invented by director Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich. but it is one of the most unhinged. and featured subtitling in six languages (English. Best Cinematography. almost three times its budget of US$90 million. The "Divine Language" spoken in the film is a fictional language with only 400 words. had English and Spanish audio and subtitling.35:1 format. it plays long. and I recommend it for its richness of imagery. 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.

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

"Heat" (Serra/Sebastien Cortella) – 2:54 12. Track listing All tracks composed by Éric Serra unless indicated otherwise. "Ruby Rap" (Serra/Luc Besson/Robert Kamen) – 1:55 11. 20. 25. Tracks 5 through 31 on the second disc are the same tracks selected for commercial release. "Five Millenia Later" – 3:13 9. 17. "Timecrash" – 1:49 4. although the set includes extended and alternate versions. 1. "Akta" – 1:51 7. "Leeloo" – 4:56 8. "Mangalores" – 1:06 14. "Plavalaguna" – 1:47 10. 18. 19. 21. "The Diva Dance" – 1:31 • 16. 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. 24. "Korben Dallas" – 1:43 5. "Little Light of Love" – 4:50 2. "Koolen" – 0:55 6. "Mondoshawan" – 4:01 3. "Aknot! Wot?" (bonus track) (Serra/Besson/Kamen) – 3:35 . 23. "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.''The Fifth Element'' parallel to the film's narrative. as well as music used only in previews. "Badaboom" – 1:12 13. and recordings not used in the final film. 22.

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

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

Diane Venora and Sidney Poitier.''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. Its title is similar to the 1973 film The Day of the Jackal.000. .000 [1] [1] $159.280 The Jackal is a 1997 suspense film starring Bruce Willis. and it shares many key plot elements. 1997 124 min. English Russian $60. Richard Gere.330. It was directed by Michael Caton-Jones.

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

330.) The film was credited as being "based on the screenplay for Day of the Jackal by Kenneth Ross. DTL). . Ruthe (November 14. com/ gyrobase/ Calendar/ Film?Film=oid:140948). director of The Day of the Jackal. Against its $60m budget. [3] Stein. 1997 with an opening weekend totaling $15.[1] It would go on to gross $159. . ." Reception Critical response The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. sfgate.''The Jackal (1997 film)'' 157 Production Fred Zinnemann. also publicly distanced himself regarding his novel and the remake. [4] The Austin Chronicle: Film Listings (http:/ / www.rottentomatoes.164. curiously flat thriller". boxofficemojo. suntimes. com/ movies/ ?id=jackal. dll/ article?AID=/ 19971114/ REVIEWS/ 711140302/ 1023).boxofficemojo. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called it a "glum. com/ cgi-bin/ article. 1997).imdb.com/title/tt0119395/) at the Internet Movie Database • The Jackal (http://www. com/ apps/ pbcs. The San Francisco Chronicle. who wrote the novel the original film was based on.[2] Ruthe Stein of the San Francisco Chronicle called it "more preposterous than thrilling". References [1] "Box Office Mojo: The Jackal" (http:/ / www. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1997/ 11/ 14/ DD16221. fought with Universal Pictures to change the title of the movie so it wouldn't share the original's name. (Frederick Forsyth.280 worldwide.com/movies/?id=jackal.[4] Box office The Jackal premièred on November 14. austinchronicle.htm) at Box Office Mojo • The Jackal (http://www.com/m/jackal/) on Rotten Tomatoes . "'Jackal' Can't Hide From Absurd Plot / Willis alters look in mishmash thriller" (http:/ / www.595. External links • The Jackal (http://www. Retrieved 2009-03-01 [2] "The Jackal" (http:/ / rogerebert.[3] and Russell Smith of the Austin Chronicle called it "1997's most tedious movie". the movie was a financial success. html). Chicago Sun-Times.

289 Mercury Rising is a 1998 American action thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin.''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 3.107. 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. . 1998 111 minutes United States English $60 million $93. the movie is based on Ryne Douglas Pearson's 1996 novel originally published as Simple Simon. Willis plays Art Jeffries. Directed by Harold Becker.

since Jordan had been in contact with Jeffries when the incident began. Jeffries. After the shooting. The next morning. arrangements are made for a meeting at the Wrigley Building. and demands that Kudrow lay off Simon Lynch. who.''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. While Jeffries introduces himself to Kudrow at his birthday party. Lt. While investigating the scene. Jeffries confronts his superior. upset by disagreement over how to handle the case. Jordan under Jeffries's suggestion arranges for Simon to go into Witness Protection. but the Chicago PD went ahead with protection of Simon. Jordan shows the evidence to Lomax and despite his initial doubts. which. After the meeting with Emily. Jeffries begins to realize the difficulty of protecting. because of his impaired social abilities as a result of his autism. sees the boy's ability to decipher the code as a liability and. though they are unaware that their conversation over the phone is being monitored by Kudrow. Art finds Simon with Stacey and finds out that Stacey is his new friend. Dean Crandell (Robert Stanton) and Leo Pedranski (Bodhi Elfman). This then fully validates the evidence against Kudrow. being covered in Pedranski's fingerprints is crucial evidence in its own right. Art tells Stacey to call anybody for an emergency except the police. set a trap at the meeting spot. Simon again calls the telephone number written in the code. the FBI task force kills the robbers and James. Kudrow. Jeffries. Colonel Nicholas Kudrow (Alec Baldwin). with only his best friend and fellow agent Thomas Jordan (Chi McBride) aware that he did not commit the crime. Meanwhile. Peter Burrell (Lindsey Lee Ginter). who has been demoted following a diagnosis of delusional paranoia. However. Art takes Jordan's car and takes Simon to Simon's house where his parents were murdered the previous morning. and gives her Jordan's number to contact if there was an emergency. which his girlfriend. the assassin. with Jordan and a small FBI task force's help. let alone questioning Simon. has Dean Crandell murdered by his hit man when he starts to reveal the Mercury plans to Jeffries. in typical government fashion. When Jeffries returns and finds Stacey and Simon gone. 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. who were called off at the last minute. he has managed to leave a letter detailing Kudrow's crimes. He plans to have the NSA take over the protection for the meeting spot. he contacts Jordan who explains they are fine as well as how the Witness Protection meeting is going to happen. Leo Pedranski turns to him for help. he meets a woman named Stacey Siebring (Kim Dickens) and asks her to watch Simon for him while he goes to meet Crandell. fails to find Simon. and Jeffries is soon painted by the NSA as a kidnapper. but shortly after he is murdered too. 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. Stacey agrees and tells Art that she was going on a business trip to Des Moines to make the rent in a few days. and leaves at the sound of approaching sirens. to see if anyone could break it. Meanwhile. instead plans to silence Simon. The situation is further complicated by the fact that nobody at the FBI believes Simon is in any danger. who is the program chief. 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. as the inside man. After killing the parents. after realizing that Simon is talking to Crandell and Pedranski. Jordan confirms that the fingerprint markings on it were Pedranski's. protects a 9 year old kid named James while trying to talk a bank robber named Edgar Halstrom into surrendering. However. Later in the middle of the night. is sent to investigate what is initially thought to be a murder-suicide of Simon's parents. and. 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. Art and Simon asks Stacey for a place to stay. sending a hit man and his partner to murder the boy and parents. who tells him he'd report to Washington. searches the house. One day. Originally it was created during the Reagan Administration as a test to keep the United States' highest priority secrets under wraps. After Kudrow leaves. rather than rectify the problem adequately. in which they kill both .

''Mercury Rising'' Kudrow's hit man and then Kudrow himself. just as Kudrow grabs the screaming Simon in a last-ditched effort to take him to the helicopter. References [1] "Rotten Tomatoes" (http:/ / www. Altogether. won the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film . Retrieved July 5. the film grossed $32. garnering an 18% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. rottentomatoes. Box office The film earned $10.289.com/title/tt0120749/) at the Internet Movie Database • Mercury Rising (http://www. .107.172. The film ends with Jeffries and Stacey visiting Simon.386 theaters. and saves the boy as well as Stacey. com/ m/ mercury_rising/ ). 2007.com/movies/?id=mercuryrising. 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.000 internationally for a total of $93. External links • Mercury Rising (http://www.boxofficemojo.[1] Bruce Willis won the 1999 Golden Raspberry for his performance.imdb. at his school. Miko Hughes. now living with foster parents.104. however.htm) at Box Office Mojo .715 in its opening weekend in 2. who embraces Jeffries as a welcome friend.Leading Young Actor at the 1999 Young Artist Awards for his portrayal of Simon.289 in the United States and $60. Mercury Rising.935. having finally accepted him as a person of his trust.

1998 Running time Country Language Budget 150 minutes United States English $140 million . 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.''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. J.

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

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

788[1] Soundtracks Armageddon: The Album . 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".US$140. both released in the same year as this film. who taught Michael Bay at Wesleyan University. near the end of the movie's credits there is a disclaimer stating. saying.$36. Prospective managers are asked to find as many inaccuracies in the movie as they can. She sees it as a celebration of working men: "This film makes these ordinary men noble. Roy Pool. I don't know what is". lifting their efforts up into an epic event."[10] Additionally. in response to the disaster.[9] 164 Scientific inaccuracies In an interview with Entertainment Weekly. states that the film is "a work of art by a cutting-edge artist who is a master of movement. in which an anti-gravity device is used to deflect a comet from a collision course with Earth.000[1] Opening Weekend Gross (Domestic) ." was unrealistic.089. and shape—and also of chaos. she states that in the first few moments of the film all the main characters are well established.$352.$201.709.182[1] Total Overseas Grosses . color.606[1] Total Worldwide Grosses . film scholar Jeanine Basinger. FX pulled Armageddon from the night's schedule and replaced it with Aliens.$553. a contributing screenwriter. Despite the general critical disdain.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' in Mercury Rising and The Siege. a DVD edition of Armageddon was released by The Criterion Collection.[14] Box office • • • • • Budget ." Further. "If that isn't screenwriting. and explosion". was "much more in line with top-secret research. Michael Bay admitted that central premise of the film.131. light.[8] In an essay supporting the selection of Armageddon.[12] Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Following the 2003 Columbia disaster.972[1] Total Domestic Grosses . "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.[13] Also. At least 168 impossible things have been found during these screenings of the film.000. stated that his script.578."[11] NASA shows the film as part of its management training program. "that [NASA] could actually do something in a situation like this. some screen captures from the opening scene where Atlantis is destroyed were passed off as satellite images of the disaster in a hoax. razzle-dazzle.

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

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

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

and Bruce Willis. Tony Shalhoub. Annette Bening. 1998 116 minutes United States English $70 million $116. .912 The Siege is a 1998 American action-thriller-drama film directed by Edward Zwick. The film is about a fictional situation in which bloodthirsty terrorist cells have made several attacks on New York City.672.''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. It stars Denzel Washington.

Samir reveals to Bridger that he himself constitutes the final cell while in another sense he says. After this Bridger tells Hubbard that Husseini knew nothing of value because of the basic principles of compartmentalized information and. Hubbard and Haddad arrive in time to stop him leaving but Samir shoots Bridger in the stomach as she struggles to stop him. Devereaux finally submits to arrest.S. including Haddad's son Frank Jr. It is revealed that she herself provided training and support to certain militants opposed to Saddam Hussein's regime. Kraft insists that Samir is not a terrorist and that his continued freedom is vital to the investigation. Devereaux under arrest for the torture and murder of Tariq Husseini. FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Denzel Washington) and his Lebanese-American partner Frank Haddad (Tony Shalhoub) are told of a hijacked bus. continue their investigation and capture a suspect. She and Hubbard compel Samir to arrange a meeting with the final terrorist cell. 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. a kindergarten is held hostage and the FBI headquarters is destroyed with over 600 casualties. Haddad resigns in anger. 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. Kraft is both romantically involved with Samir and his handler. including Haddad's son. A crowded theater is bombed.''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. The bomb turns out merely to be a huge paint bomb and the terrorists manage to escape. sickened. After the funding and support was suddenly cut. . Hubbard eventually comes into conflict with CIA agent Elise Kraft (Annette Benning). 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). The U. There are reports of Army killings. Gen. "there will never be a last cell. Hubbard kills Samir but despite their best efforts he and Haddad can only watch as Bridger bleeds to death. under Devereaux. 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. Hubbard takes a terrorist suspect into custody and arrests Kraft. Hubbard and Kraft. New Yorkers stage violent demonstrations against the army and the racial profiling of the Arabs and the Army fights to maintain control. are rounded up and detained in a makeshift prison camp in Yankee Stadium. The terrorist incidents begin to escalate. she finally tells Hubbard what she knows. However. 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. occupies and seals off Brooklyn in an effort to find the remaining terrorist cells." He straps a bomb to his body which he intends to detonate amongst the marchers. but Bridger and Samir have already left. Tariq Husseini. now going by the name Sharon Bridger. Subsequently all young males of Arab descent. He then commands his soldiers to aim their guns at the FBI agents resulting in a Mexican standoff. due to a policy shift by the American government. Afterwards another terrorist threat is made and a bus is bombed. 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. fully loaded with passengers and containing an apparent explosive device. accompanied by other FBI agents places Major. The FBI receives warnings to release Sheikh Ahmed bin Talal. Martial law ends and the detainees are freed. As the march is getting under way Hubbard and Haddad arrive at the meeting place. Hubbard convinces Haddad that he needs his help and Haddad returns to the FBI. Hubbard. Devereaux tortures and kills Husseini in the course of the interrogation.

in fact. it's good to be talked about. He criticizes the film saying that although it is not intentionally offensive it is clumsy. I happen to come from the school that thinks that movies should not only make you uncomfortable. they might make you think. 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."[7] . the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee came out against the film. saying.289 in North America and $75.. "To see Americans rounded up in the streets. if you've not offended somebody. This idea was rejected.[2] Roger Ebert gives the film a score of 2 1/2 stars out of 4.[4] Controversy When the film opened. stereotyping and prejudice. that image is the announcement to the viewer of the presence of violence." Echoing such criticism the Council on American-Islamic Relations protested that "In this film. I think it's better than being universally ignored. who suggested that the story be changed to mirror the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. It's beyond offensive." says Zwick. We're used to offensive. you can anticipate this kind of reaction. government.[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. when Arabs were immediately assumed responsible.[Thanks to this film] Every time someone goes through the Muslim ablution.S. you're a nobody. the ritual washing of hands everybody does before they pray five times a day.S. 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. that's become a daily thing. the Muslims have total disregard for human life. and dismissed the criticism.[5] [6] Director Edward Zwick had met with Arab Americans.623 in other territories on a budget of $70 million. 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. Zwick noted that The Siege's villains also include members of the U.691." Ibish acknowledged that Arab terrorists did." The groups were "faxing and calling news organizations on a regular basis" to voice their concerns.981. He says that director Edward Zwick does a good job of the crowd scenes. In a culture where there seems to be so much to talk about. … How does it feel to be a lightning rod? It gets the blood going.''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. I have a friend who says. "Anytime you talk about issues that touch on religion of any kind. Its spokesman Hussein Ibish said "The Siege is extremely offensive. from this film. This is actually dangerous.." He thought it was "Insidious and incendiary" because it "reinforces stereotypes that lead to hate crimes. I believe. … You can anticipate any kind of reaction in these times in which sensitivity seems very high in the culture. bomb the World Trade Center in 1993. ."[5] "What the movie is most deeply about — it's about our own latent possibilities of repression.

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

Jr.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. Jr. 1999 110 minutes United States English $12 million $178. (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. .''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.

makes a one-line cameo as a TV commercial director. in the novel. Farber in which the two. Vonnegut's reaction At the close of the Harper Audiobook edition of Breakfast of Champions. "In many ways. 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. Jr."[1] Reception Critical response Breakfast of Champions received negative reviews. Dwayne's homosexual son. plays piano in the lounge at the Holiday Inn. 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. Jr."[2] . as Commercial director Production Lukas Haas makes a cameo as Bunny. 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. Donald C. In his review for The New York Times. Breakfast of Champions is an incoherent mess. Kurt Vonnegut. scoring a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes. who.''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. Dwayne Hoover (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy car dealership owner who is on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality. among jokes. Idaho. in the film Bunny instead plays at the AmeriTel Inn. disparage this loose film adaptation of the book as "painful to watch. For legal reasons. Stephen Holden wrote. there is brief conversation between Vonnegut and long-time friend and attorney. Much of the film was shot in and around Twin Falls.

1999). [3] Gleiberman.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. "Sticky-Sweet Hereafters" (http:/ / www. villagevoice. ew. too heavily satirical in its look. com/ books/ 9780060586232/ Breakfast_of_Champions_CD_Unabridged/ index. "As it is. which continues unabated throughout."[5] In his review for the Los Angeles Times. "The Affluent Society? Welcome to the Fun House" (http:/ / www. Jr (http:/ / www. soon feels embarrassingly indulgent. Owen (September 24. in an act of insane folly. and insisting on pushing almost every scene as frantic comedy weighted by social commentary.rottentomatoes. Breakfast of Champions is too in-your-face.com/m/breakfast_of_champions/) at Rotten Tomatoes .''Breakfast of Champions (film)'' Entertainment Weekly gave the film an "F" rating and Owen Gleiberman wrote. uk/ sightandsound/ review/ 318). Los Angeles Times. com/ cgi-bin/ article. nytimes. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1999/ 12/ 10/ DD79354. com/ ew/ article/ 0."[7] 175 References [1] Breakfast of Champions CD Unabridged by Kurt Vonnegut. Retrieved 2009-07-23. . External links • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. Peter Stack wrote. The New York Times. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www."[3] In his review for the San Francisco Chronicle. 1999). "Another middle-aged male-crisis opus. Peter (December 10.7972230.64251. html).boxofficemojo.imdb. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www.com/movies/?id=breakfastofchampions. Edward (September 2000). html). Kevin (September 17. . . "Rudolph botches the material big time. he forces his actors to become hams rather than believable characters.com/work/176057) at Allmovie • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. no method. it begins on a note of total migraine-inducing hysteria. Amy (September 21. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Village Voice. Sight and Sound. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie990916-4. [4] Stack. Kevin Thomas wrote. The result could almost be his version of a Robert Altman disaster — a movie so unhinged it practically dares you not to hate it. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 1999).0. bfi."[6] In her review for the Village Voice. and its ideas not as fresh as they should be. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-07-23. DTL).. For the film to have grabbed us from the start. Relying on lame visual gimmicks that fall flat. org. Retrieved 2009-07-23. aspx) [2] Holden. Stephen (September 17. harpercollins. .com/title/tt0120618/) at the Internet Movie Database • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. [7] Taubin. com/ 1999-09-21/ film/ sticky-sweet-hereafters/ 1). com/ library/ film/ 091799breakfast-film-review. Amy Taubin wrote. Rudolph needed to make a sharper differentiation between the everyday world his people live in and the vivid world of their tormented imaginations. San Francisco Chronicle. 1999). "Rudolph. sfgate. seems to think that what matters is the story. ."[4] Sight and Sound magazine's Edward Lawrenson wrote. "Willis' performance. story). calendarlive. [6] Thomas. all madness. [5] Lawrenson.00. 1999). .allmovie. "Way Too Much Ham In Overdone Breakfast" (http:/ / www.

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

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

[5] Reception The film received very positive reviews from critics. the color of the balloon.6 million in its opening weekend and spent five weeks as the #1 film at the U. as of April 2010. Hill Production According to the book DisneyWar. reaching #44 on AFI's 100 Years.[7] The film had a production budget of approximately $40 million (plus $25 million for prints and advertising). carpet. for the scene where Cole encounters a female ghost in his tent. Kyra's mother's dress at the wake. Disney's David Vogel read Shyamalan's speculative script and instantly loved it.[4] Examples include the door of the church where Cole seeks sanctuary. ranking it 35th on the list of box-office money earners in the U. the doorknob on the locked closet door Malcolm can't open. Michael Cera said that he made his first film audition for the role of Cole Sear.[1] It earned $293. 100 Thrills. 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 film was #71 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Vogel bought the rights to the script. and Vogel left the company. sold the production rights to Spyglass Entertainment..S.. In the commentary from the film Superbad. All of the clothes Malcolm wears during the film are items he wore or touched the evening before his death. and Cole's sweater at the birthday party.''The Sixth Sense'' 178 Cast • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Dr.. Without obtaining approval from his boss. The line "I see dead people" from the film became a popular catchphrase after its release. with an 85% 'Certified Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It grossed $26. box office. which included his overcoat. The Sixth Sense also captured 60th place on AFI's 100 Years. his blue sweater and the different layers of his suit. and kept only a 12.292 in the United States and a worldwide gross of $672. and entered at #8 before climbing up to #1 the following week with 430 theatres playing the film. Disney." In a special feature the filmmakers mention they initially feared this shot would be a giveaway.506. 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". Disney later stripped Vogel of the title of President of Walt Disney Pictures.[9] [10] By vote of the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.S. Though the filmmakers were careful about clues of Malcolm's true state.. and the shawl wrapped around the sleeping Anna when Malcolm realizes he is a ghost. honoring . the volume numbers on Crowe's tape recorder. the tent in which he first encounters Kyra. It was also recently named the 89th Best Film of all time by the American Film Institute in 2007.5% distribution fee for itself. Donnie Wahlberg lost 43 pounds to achieve his character's emaciated look. the camera zooms slowly towards his face when Cole says "I see dead people. apparently in a show of little confidence in the film.[6] and 64 rating on Metacritic. but decided to leave it in.[8] In the United Kingdom. Night Shyamalan as Dr. despite the high price of US$2 million and the stipulation that Shyamalan could direct the film. it was given at first a limited release at 9 screens.806. 100 Movie Quotes.292. The color red is intentionally absent from most of the film. The Sixth Sense was awarded the Nebula Award for Best Script in 1999.

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

essay by Laurence A.com/work/180403) at Allmovie The Sixth Sense (http://www.com/m/sixth_sense/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Sixth Sense .com/sixthsense) Recognition Values: Seeing The Sixth Sense Again for the First Time (http://othervoices.libsyn. Night Shyamalan Online (http://www.com/title/tt0167404/) at the Internet Movie Database The Sixth Sense (http://www.2/rickels/ index.html).php?post_id=132294) .allmovie.M. fbi945movies. Other Voices. • Radio Interview with Sixth Sense Producer Frank Marshall from FBi 94.mnight. March 2002.5 Sydney Australia (http://www.org/2.com/index.rottentomatoes.''The Sixth Sense'' 180 External links • • • • • The Sixth Sense (http://www. Richels.imdb.

1999 95 minutes  United States English Italian The Story of Us is a 1999 American film directed by Rob Reiner.. (non-USA) October 15.. (1989) starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. 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.''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. . while the "interview" segments featuring characters addressing the camera directly as a therapist are reminiscent of Reiner's previous film When Harry Met Sally. and starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a couple married for fifteen years.

a performance they deliver daily for the benefit of their children. variously directed by Rob Reiner to kid around. 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.''The Story of Us'' 182 Plot Ben Jordan (Bruce Willis) and his wife Katie (Michelle Pfeiffer) have been married for fifteen years. Sending their kids off to summer camp. it's even harder when both their fun and their fury seem slickly scripted. Though it sets out to explain why this marriage is worth saving. during which both try and remember what it is about the other that caused them to fall in love in the first place. Their happy marriage. 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 could prompt even single members of the audience to file for divorce. The stars. Kenneth Turan wrote: "A wannabe sensitive film that's scared of cutting too deeply. Rifkin Victor Raider-Wexler as Dr. they have two children."[4] In the Los Angeles Times. The Story of Us doesn't want to be real enough to jeopardize its homogenized humor..[3] indicating generally unfavorable reviews. it's not clear that we even want to. In the New York Times. Erin (Colleen Rennison) and Josh (Jake Sandvig).[2] and a score of 37 on Metacritic. a nice home and a comfortable life. look wistful or scream so hard that their necks turn red. Not only don't we feel the Jordans' pain.[1] Reception The Story of Us holds a rating of 28% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ben and Katie commence a trial separation. While it's already hard to accept carefully photographed major stars like Willis and Pfeiffer as regular folks with everyday problems. are not helped by the film's elbow-in-the-ribs humor or its overbearing tactics. however. Perhaps that would explain the casting of Bruce Willis as a jokey but sensitive suburban Dad and Michelle Pfeiffer as his beleaguered spouse. is a sham . Pfeiffer and Willis acquit themselves as well as the script and direction allow. though Willis' romantic comedy timing does seem to have gotten rusty since his Moonlighting days. Hopkins Albert Hague as Dr.. 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. Siegler Jayne Meadows as Dot Tom Poston as Harry Betty White as Lillian Jordan Red Buttons as Arnie Jordan Paul Reiser as Dave. 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.

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

"'The Story of Us': Take My Husband.com.suntimes.Supporting Young Actress. rottentomatoes. . html). com/ wp-srv/ style/ movies/ reviews/ storyofushunter. uk. . Pfeiffer star as separated couple" (http:/ / www. "The Story of Us .com. nytimes. nytimes. .com. [3] "Story of Us. Retrieved 2009-12-26. Kenneth (October 15. imdb. 1999). imdb. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1999/ 10/ 15/ DD97176. [5] Turan. suntimes.Film . Pictures" (http:/ / uk. .com. com/ film/ reviews/ 75415/ the_story_of_us. rogerebert. Roger (October 15. calendarlive. washingtonpost. timeout.[11] References [1] "The Story of Us (1999) .imdb.com. .MOVIE REVIEW . 1999). [11] "The Story of Us (1999) . Retrieved 2009-12-26.0. com/ cgi-bin/ article. [4] Maslin. "'The Story of Us' (R)" (http:/ / www. timeout. com/ title/ tt0160916/ awards). . Please.Time Out London" (http:/ / www. Janet (October 15. Retrieved 2009-12-26. "'Story' Should Have Ended in Quick Divorce / Willis.Trivia" (http:/ / www. . DTL). The" (http:/ / www.rottentomatoes. . Retrieved 2009-12-26.Awards" (http:/ / www.Los Angeles Times" (http:/ / www. empireonline. com/ reviews/ ReviewComplete.com. 1999). Stephen (October 15.com. 1999). com/ m/ story_of_us/ ). [7] LaSalle. imdb. [6] Ebert.''The Story of Us'' 184 Awards and nominations Colleen Rennison was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film .com. metacritic. [10] "The Story of Us Review . 1999). com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie991014-18. com/ title/ tt0160916/ trivia). imdb. . Along With His Apron" (http:/ / www. sfgate. washingtonpost. External links • The Story of Us (http://www. "The Story of Us :: rogerebert. story). asp?FID=5903). com/ movie/ the-story-of-us).com. . html). [8] Hunter. Retrieved 2009-12-26.com :: Reviews" (http:/ / rogerebert. sfgate. metacritic.1355381. dll/ article?AID=/ 19991015/ REVIEWS/ 910150303/ 1023).com/title/tt0160916/) at the Internet Movie Database . Mick (October 15. . com/ apps/ pbcs.com. Retrieved 2009-12-26. empireonline. [2] "The Story of Us Movie Reviews. htm). com/ library/ film/ 101599story-film-review. [9] "Review of The Story of Us" (http:/ / www.

371. Amanda Peet. Michael Clarke Duncan. everything. Natasha Henstridge. the whole. The title derives from a popular expression which means "completely. February 18.''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." .651 The Whole Ten Yards The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American Mafia comedy starring Matthew Perry. Bruce Willis. Kevin Pollak and Rosanna Arquette. 2000 98 minutes United States English $24 million $106.

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

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

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

317. Lily Tomlin. 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. and Jean Smart. . Chi McBride. It co-stars Emily Mortimer. 2000 104 minutes United States English $65 million [1] $110. directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Bruce Willis and Spencer Breslin.''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.

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

congratulating each other on their birthday.687. Russ tells Rusty that his mother will die before his next birthday. Lawyer Larry King as himself Jeri Ryan as herself Nick Chinlund as himself Matthew Perry as Mr. Russ tells Rusty that his father was angry and scared because of the huge responsibility of raising a kid alone. buys tickets to Hawaii for his secretary. and two Young Artist Awards. Release Awards and nominations The Kid was nominated for one Saturn Award. They hear a man call the dog Chester. receiving only one Young Artist Award:[2] . 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. They go to the "Skyway Diner" and keep talking about the fight. Vivian (uncredited) Box office The film opened at #4 at the North American box office making $12. have a wife (Amy) and a dog named Chester.''Disney's The Kid (2000 film)'' eyes painfully causing Rusty to have a lifelong facial tic.726 USD in its opening weekend behind The Patriot. Then Russ returns to his time. Suddenly a dog comes in and goes directly to Rusty. and goes to Amy's house with a dog. arranges plans to see his dad. 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. The movie ends as she invites him in. then comforts him. 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. The Perfect Storm and Scary Movie.

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

Night Shyamalan. it explores the analogies between the real world and the mythology of superheroes. Shyamalan conceived the idea for Unbreakable to parallel a comic book's traditional three-part story structure. Jackson in mind to portray Elijah Price. Night Shyamalan Bruce Willis Samuel L. Unbreakable tells the story of Philadelphia security guard. 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.''Unbreakable (film)'' 193 Unbreakable (film) Unbreakable Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by M. and directed by M. The film stars Bruce Willis. 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 M. who slowly discovers that he is a superhero. produced.121 Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Unbreakable is a 2000 psychological thriller film written. After he decided to settle on the origin story aspect of his outline. Samuel L. The film is a study on the dimensions of comic books. Filming for .118. and Robin Wright Penn. Night Shyamalan Barry Mendel Sam Mercer Roger Birnbaum Gary Barber M. David Dunn. Touchstone Pictures November 22. Jackson.

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

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

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

Box Office Mojo. Variety. Jackson.90839. com/ article/ VR1117789537). Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment [4] Christopher John Farley (2000-11-27). Shyamalan instead is focusing the movie on a new mastermind to be played by himself. Night Shyamalan. Willis said that Shyamalan was "still thinking about doing the fight movie between me and Sam that we were going to do". Retrieved 2008-12-19. 2001. Inside the Actors Studio. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment [11] Rick Lyman (2000-11-24)." (http:/ / www. Tarantino praised the film as a "brilliant retelling of the Superman mythology. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. CBS. boxofficemojo. com/ article/ VR1117778962). Retrieved 2008-12-19."Samuel L. Shyamalan revealed that the second planned villain from the first film was moved to the planned sequel.. time.00. com/ ew/ article/ 0. . Retrieved 2008-12-19. . . Barry Mendel. . Retrieved 2008-12-19.O. . [3] M. [12] Scott Brown (2000-12-06). com/ article/ VR1117760850). 2002-06-02. Bruce Willis was quoted as hoping for an Unbreakable trilogy. Samuel L. Jackson said he was still interested in a sequel but Shyamalan was non-committal. .9171. Inc. because of successful DVD sales. In 2000. Retrieved 2008-12-18. rottentomatoes. ew.[26] In December 2000. Entertainment Weekly.00. "Comic Belief" (http:/ / www. com/ film/ titles/ unbreakable). James Newton Howard. an idea Shyamalan said the studio originally turned down because of the film's poor box office performance. Retrieved 2008-12-19. htm). Retrieved 2008-12-19.87399.[29] In September 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-16. [16] "Unbreakable (Two-Disc Vista Series) (2000)" (http:/ / www. Shyamalan denied rumors he wrote Unbreakable as the first installment of a trilogy saying he was not even thinking about it. "At The Movies: A Full Plate For the Holidays".00.998594.[30] References [1] "Unbreakable:Review" (http:/ / www. html). com/ article/ VR1117760020). amazon. The New York Times. [7] Staff (2000-03-02). IGN Entertainment. . Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino included Unbreakable on his list of the top 20 films to be released since 1992. html). html). Variety. Shyamalan and Samuel L.O. [17] "The Charts" (http:/ / www. and stated that as long as Jackson was able to participate he would be "up for it". variety. Metacritic. [9] Unrelated to this movie.. 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. the year he became a director. . Entertainment Weekly. Jackson asked George Lucas for a purple lightsaber in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Retrieved 2008-12-19. Eduardo Serra. Entertainment Weekly. . Shyamalan stated that.[26] In August 2001. variety. Bruce Willis. but that it mostly died with the poor box office. ew. [6] Angelina Chen.254278. 2000-08-11. but that character has now been used for an upcoming film he will write the story for and produce.[24] In 2009. com/ ew/ article/ 0. "Overseas auds crowd 'Cast Away' at B.starting from the stadium episode he had with Willis' character. variety.. Retrieved 2008-12-19. Michael Fleming (1999-12-15). Jackson said there was some discussion of a sequel when the film was being made. Variety. com/ article/ VR1117792429). Retrieved 2008-12-19. [15] Don Groves (2001-01-23). "Inside Moves" (http:/ / www. . he had approached Touchstone Pictures about an Unbreakable sequel.[27] In a September 2008 article." (http:/ / www. "A New Day Dawns For Night" (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ ?id=unbreakable. Jackson". metacritic.''Unbreakable (film)'' Sense. Sam Mercer. "Deal makes 'Sense'" (http:/ / www. [10] Deleted Scenes With M. "Moore gets 'Break'" (http:/ / www. Variety. com/ exec/ obidos/ ASIN/ B00003CXQA). Bravo. [14] Carl Diorio (2000-11-26). Retrieved 2008-12-19. . ew. variety.com. Retrieved 2010-04-16. com/ ew/ article/ 0. html). com/ m/ unbreakable/ ).00. [2] "Unbreakable (2000)" (http:/ / www. . Night Shyamalan. [8] Charles Lyons (2000-01-14). Time. Rotten Tomatoes." 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. variety. [13] "Unbreakable" (http:/ / www. .[28] In February 2010. 2001-10-05. 2001. [5] "Movie Preview: Nov. "Green monster gobbles B. Variety. . The Making of Unbreakable. 22" (http:/ / www. Amazon.

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''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 12.903 Bandits is a 2001 American crime-comedy drama film directed by Barry Levinson.631. Thornton and Blanchett were nominated for Supporting Actor and Actress Golden Globes for their performances in this film. It helped Thornton earn a National Board of Review Best Actor Award for 2001. It stars Bruce Willis. and Cate Blanchett. 2001 123 minutes United States English $75 million [1] [2] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $67. Billy Bob Thornton. Filming began in October 2000 and ended in February 2001. .



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
• • • • Bandits (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219965/) at the Internet Movie Database Bandits (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=bandits.htm) at Box Office Mojo Bandits (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bandits/) at Rotten Tomatoes Movie stills (http://film.virtual-history.com/film.php?filmid=214)

''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.

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

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

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

citizen Dr.000 $85.632. (director's cut) United States English $70. Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U. Willis produced Tears of the Sun through Cheyenne Enterprises. depicting a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria. the fourth film in the Die Hard series. . he filmed the sequel on condition he could use its sub-title for his SEALs war film.000. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua. and took the title from an early sub–title for Live Free or Die Hard.458 [1] [2] Country Language Budget Gross revenue Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American war film. (theatrical cut) 142 min.2003 121 min. his production company.''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. Lt.S. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci) from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital.K. A.

Waters. Dr. The team is emotionally affected by the atrocities they see the rebels have done to the villagers. Arthur is the only person left with a legitimate claim to the leadership of Nigeria. violently overthrowing the Presidential family. regardless of the cost. When they arrive. the priest and the nuns stay behind to take care of the injured. which they realize is the reason the rebels are hunting them. using satellite scans. he concedes to Dr. unprotected against the rebels. The team decides to continue escorting the refugees to Cameroon. Lake. after their short and ambiguous conversation. Dr. Aware of having the opportunity to stop it. and massacred by rebel soldiers. but direct the fighter pilots on where to attack. Zee. a U. however. A newer refugee picked up during the trek is discovered with the transmitter on his person. Kendricks says farewell to friends and flies away in the same helicopter with LT Waters. En route to the aircraft carrier. and Waters stealthily kills a straggling rebel. The SEAL team decides to stay behind as rearguard to buy the refugees enough time to reach the border safely. At nightfall they take a short break. they fly over the original mission compound. because she knew all along about Arthur. opposite the Nigerian border fence gate. Waters is angry at Dr. Again en route. He raises his arm exclaiming "Freedom!" as everyone celebrates around him. She begins assembling the able-bodied for the twelve-kilometre hike. tortured. Kendricks into the helicopter. Red. Waters calls Captain Rhodes for options. Waters. as Dr. Waters (Bruce Willis) and his SEAL Team are sent by Captain Bill Rhodes (Tom Skerritt) to Nigeria to extract a "critical persona". The search for the transmitter reveals the presence of Arthur Azuka (Sammi Rotibi).S. the team enters a village whose inhabitants are being raped. Kendricks. Lieutenant A. and Zee are wounded. A fire fight ensues when the rebels finally catch up with the SEALs. leaving the refugees stranded in the jungle. Arthur and Dr. Irritated and behind schedule. Remorseful. and Red (Cole Hauser) rise from the grass as Navy helicopters land in Cameroon. Slo (Nick Chinlund) determines that a refugee is transmitting a signal allowing the rebels to locate them. Their secondary mission is to extract the Mission Priest and two Nuns. Being the last surviving member of the presidential family. one Dr. seeing it destroyed and all its occupants murdered. As they escape and evade the rebels. surviving son of deposed President Samuel Azuka.K. Kendricks refuses to leave without the patients. personnel. The finale shows the refugees recognizing Arthur Azuka as tribal chief and bearer of his father's democratic dreams for Nigeria. During the hike to the border. Kendricks are scrambling to the Cameroon border gate when they hear the fighters’ approach and bomb the entire rebel force. Captain Rhodes arrives and orders the gate open. A detail of Marines then escort the SEALs to some helicopters. letting in the SEALs and the refugees. 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". Kendricks worries to LT Waters that the rebels are going to the mission. Kendricks of the company of rebel soldiers closing on her hospital and the mission. Captain Rhodes promises LT Waters that he will recover the bodies of his men. Zee (Eamonn Walker) calls the Harry S. The Northern Fulani Muslim rebels then execute a violent ethnic cleansing. LT Waters orders the pilot to return to the refugees. Guerrilla rebels rapidly approach their position. Truman for air support. . and establishing the dictatorship of rebel general Mustafa Yakubu. He attempts to run but is shot. Kendricks had predicted. but he is determined to carry out his orders. The mission begins as planned. LT Waters tells Dr. two 18E/F Super Hornet take off and head for the fire fight. the team and the refugees leave the hospital mission after daybreak.''Tears of the Sun'' 207 Plot A coup d'état occurs in Nigeria. and they continue to the extraction point. yet never informed him. against the Christian (mainly Catholic) Igbo tribes in the southern region. and that the team’s orders are to extract U. Waters’ initial plan becomes clear: the SEALs suddenly turn away the refugees from the waiting helicopter. He then loads as many refugees as he can into the helicopter instead and decides to escort the remaining refugees to the Cameroon border. Kendricks that they will take those refugees able to walk. and Silk. Waters orders the team to take down the rebels. citizen by marriage. they discover the rebels are somehow tracking them. Flea. Doc (Paul Francis). The rebels kill Slo. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci).S. LT Waters forces Dr.

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

com/ video/ titles/ tearsofthesun?q=tears of the sun). Metacritic. .''Tears of the Sun'' 209 References Tears of the Sun (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ 2003/ TEARS.rottentomatoes. Chicago Sun-Times.com/title/tt0314353/) at the Internet Movie Database Tears of the Sun (http://www. Retrieved 2009-06-18. boxofficemojo. suntimes. dll/ article?AID=/ 20030307/ REVIEWS/ 303070304/ 1023). Retrieved 2009-07-09.boxofficemojo.G.com/homevideo/tearsofthesun/) Tears of the Sun (http://www. metacritic. rottentomatoes. Roger. [1] [2] [3] [4] External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. the-numbers. htm) at Box Office Mojo http:/ / www. com/ apps/ pbcs.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. ""Tears of the Sun"" (http:/ / rogerebert. php Tears of the Sun (http:/ / www.com/work/278863) at Allmovie Tears of the Sun (http://www.com/m/tears_of_the_sun/) at Rotten Tomatoes Tears of the Sun (http://www.imdb. com/ m/ tears_of_the_sun/ ) at Rotten Tomatoes "Tears of the Sun (2003): Reviews" (http:/ / www. [5] Ebert.com/movies/?id=tearsofthesun.sonypictures.metacritic.htm) at Box Office Mojo Tears of the Sun (http://www. com/ movies/ ?id=tearsofthesun. . 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 .allmovie.

the Pickles' dog. Plot The Rugrats and their parents set sail on a ramshackle boat that Tommy's father. is exploring about the jungle and runs into Spike.405. Photos of the families on the Lipschitz Cruise are shown during the end credits. Susie tags along with Polaroid-like camera in hand and doesn't have her parents traveling with her. The boat is flipped over by a rogue wave during a tropical storm and they are forced to abandon ship onto a life raft. 2003 by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. . Meanwhile. It also makes this the Rugrats series finale. after the show ceased production. Survivor. are the famous globe-trotting family the Thornberrys (out to film a Clouded Leopard). pop culture references to just about anything about castaways on an island (in particular. Also. the teenage Thornberry. Spike (now voiced by Bruce Willis) talks for the first time and he informs her that the babies are lost somewhere on the island. and takes off with Debbie in the Thornberry's all-purpose mobile communication vehicle (commvee). On the same island. While this is occurring Eliza's father. Nigel. The film concludes with the children being reunited with their families. Meanwhile Eliza. the Island Princess") runs into Debbie. with two animated Nickelodeon television series Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys. Rugrats Go Wild stands as the final Rugrats film. Angelica (going by "Angelitiki. He attempts to head in their direction but ends up tumbling down a hill and receives amnesia after a coconut falls on his head. Stu.''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 Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by 80 minutes United States English $25 million $361. It is the only Nickelodeon film to be a crossover.[1] [2] The film was produced by Klasky Csupo and released in theaters on June 13. the gifted Thornberry. Since Eliza can talk to animals. Somewhere along the way Chuckie gets lost and runs into the Thornberry's Tarzan-like child Donnie and the two switch clothes. has rented in the South China Seas. They end up arriving on a small uninhabited island. 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. finds the lost babies. Gilligan's Island. Tommy treats Nigel like an idol and as seen at the beginning of the movie wishes that he could be like him). The babies set off to find them for they suspect they are somewhere on the island (as it happens. While not paying attention the twosome sink the commvee. and Lord of the Flies) ensue. unlike the previous movies. It grossed the least out of the three Rugrats movies. but on the other side.

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

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.''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. 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) .

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

175.788 Charlie's Angels .000 $259. 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.

a rogue Angel and the main antagonist of the film. and Alex. when [she] can be God".returns to the agency to "confront" Charlie. are hired to locate a set of titanium rings stolen from the Department of Justice that. having concluded "Why be an Angel. With Madison having contacted the O'Gradys to act as security. 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. Having discovered that one person on the list has been killed. throwing her through a gas main just as she fires her gun. and was number one at the box office for that weekend and made a worldwide total of $259. Alex and Dylan take out the O'Gradys.to jail.[1] 215 Plot The Angels. 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. will display a list of all individuals in the witness protection program.2 million. rejecting his attempts to remind her that the Angels are a family and shooting his speaker off the desk. Having tracked the killer to his next victim who is subsequently sent to Bosley's house for protection . causing an explosion that kills her. although they are saved by their specially-designed Kevlar vests . Although Madison tries to escape. the Angels travel to Hollywood. 2003. but a vision of former Angel Kelly Garrett prompts her to return. the Angels defeat her in a final confrontation in an abandoned theatre. Dylan.a member of the O'Grady mafia family . the Tanaka Yakuza. the Angels' new sidekick Demi Moore as Madison Lee. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Cameron Diaz as Natalie Cook Drew Barrymore as Dylan Sanders Lucy Liu as Alex Munday Bernie Mac as Jimmy Bosley.it is revealed that angel Dylan was once named Helen Zaas and is in the program herself for sending her former boyfriend Seamus . while Natalie and Madison go head-to-head themselves. It is the sequel to 2000's Charlie's Angels. It opened in the United States on June 27. 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. Crispin Glover as the Thin Man Justin Theroux as Seamus O'Grady. The film ends with the Angels celebrating their victory with Bosley. Munday (Alex's father) Robert Patrick as Ray Carter Rodrigo Santoro as Randy Emmers Cameos . Although they recover the rings. Seamus kills the Thin Man as he shares a kiss with Dylan and Dylan manages to kill her ex. Learning that the rings will be sold after a rendezvous on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Natalie. and the Diablo Cartel up to be caught by the FBI in a faked rendezvous. having shot the Angels and rendered them unconscious after reacquiring the rings. Dylan's evil ex-boyfriend and the secondary antagonist. 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. They set the Antonioni Crime Family. coldly sneering that she was always the best. Madison. Dylan leaves the Angels because she doesn't want to endanger them with her Seamus's vendetta.''Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'' Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a 2003 American action comedy film.

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

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

2004 United States April 9.781 [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.155. The film stars Bruce Willis. Amanda Peet. 2004 98 minutes United States English $30million $26.''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. and Kevin Pollak. Natasha Henstridge. . Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Australia/New Zealand) April 7. Matthew Perry.

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

The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 4% of critics gave the film positive reviews. Retrieved on 2009-10-27. 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.metacritic.000. [2] "The Whole Ten Yards Movie Reviews" (http:/ / www. com/ film/ titles/ wholetenyards). With a worldwide total of $26.imdb. . rottentomatoes. based on 27 reviews.[1] References [1] The Whole Ten Yards (http:/ / www. Nicholas "Oz" Ozeransky Amanda Peet as Jill St.155. . based on 110 reviews. metacritic. com/ m/ whole_ten_yards/ ).471 domestically and $9. boxofficemojo.allmovie. Rotten Tomatoes.rottentomatoes. External links • • • • • The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. bringing in only $16.''The Whole Ten Yards'' 220 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Matthew Perry as Dr.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 24 out of 100. Metacritic. com/ movies/ ?id=wholetenyards.com/title/tt0327247/) at the Internet Movie Database The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. The (2004): Reviews" (http:/ / www. [3] "Whole Ten Yards.com/movies/?id=wholetenyards.com/work/285892) at Allmovie The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.781.310 internationally.328.The Whole Ten Yards was a box office bomb. less than one-quarter the gross of the original.com/m/whole_ten_yards/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. Retrieved 2008-05-16.000 budget.boxofficemojo.htm) at Box Office Mojo .827. the film did not manage recoup its $30. Retrieved 2008-05-16. the consensus being that the film was "A strained. htm) at Box Office Mojo.[3] Box office Despite the films considerable star power and its predecessors warm reception from audiences. laugh-free sequel. The Whole Ten Yards recycles its predecessor's cast and plot but not its wit or reason for being" .com/film/titles/wholetenyards) at Metacritic The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.

744. 2004 Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by 125 minutes United States English $110 million $362.''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.280 Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Thirteen . Pictures Release date(s) December 9. 2004 United States: December 10.

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

and Castellammare del Golfo. By comparison with its predecessor. Casey Affleck as Virgil Malloy 7. the crew filmed in Amsterdam. Shaobo Qin as "The Amazing" Yen 11. Lake Forest. 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. Carl Reiner as Saul Bloom 12. Ocean's Twelve grossed about $125 million in the United States and $351 million after its worldwide theatrical run. In Europe. Bernie Mac as Frank Catton 5. Cast Ocean's Twelve 1. Don Cheadle as Basher Tarr 10. Elliott Gould as Reuben Tishkoff 6. Brad Pitt as Rusty Ryan 3. California. Scott Caan as Turk Malloy 8. . Winnetka. while Ocean's Eleven made about $184 million domestically and grossed $444 million worldwide in its entire box office run. and Los Angeles. Ocean's Twelve did not fare as well as Ocean's Eleven. Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell 4.''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. Haarlem. 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. although by film industry standards it was still a financial success. The Hague. Illinois. George Clooney as Daniel Ocean 2. Rome. Monte Carlo. Lake Como. California. Illinois. Lincolnwood. United States film cities include Beverly Hills. Paris. Illinois. The filming of Ocean's Twelve took place at many locations worldwide. Eddie Jemison as Livingston Dell 9.

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

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

The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais. .944.725 [1] Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Hostage is a 2005 thriller film with Bruce Willis that was directed by Florent Emilio Siri. The film's plot is roughly the same as the novel.''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. a crime overlord whose influence reaches throughout the entire West Coast. 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. Smith's employer is Sonny Benza. In the novel. and was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson. 2005 113 minutes United States English $52 million $77. 2005 (Philippines) March 11.

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

is a fictional town in Ventura County. Jones Glenn Morshower as Lt. 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. As the drama unfolds in the movie. The exterior views of Smith's lavishly appointed house were filmed at a real house in the unincorporated Topanga Canyon area. England.[3] Bristo Camino also appears to have influenced the name of an unsigned indie band in Leeds. The logo for the Bristo Camino police department features a Black Bear in a mountain setting. between Malibu and Los Angeles. 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.[2] Vehicles of the fictional Bristo Camino police department and paramedic fire and rescue service are featured heavily in the film. 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). 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. where Willis is the police chief. and has since seen use in clothing items and memorabilia. The movie's opening scenes were filmed in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Bristo Camino. California. just east of downtown. the main setting of the film. Bristo Camino was possibly intended to be a representation of Ojai or Moorpark. Bristo Bay is the name of Bristo Camino in the original 2001 Robert Crais novel.[4] Although being fictional. .

Rotten Tomatoes. . com/ music/ myband/ BristoCamino) "Hostage (2005)" (http:/ / www.[9] See also • 2005 in film References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] http:/ / boxofficemojo. htm Hostage film script (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-05-30. Flixster. boston. com/ Hostage-Bruce-Willis/ dp/ B0009ETCUQ External links • Hostage (http://www. channel4.[6] Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of 4.[7] Ty Burr of the Boston Globe gave the film 2 stars out of 4. com/ California/ slides/ Bristo Camino. Retrieved 2010-05-30. .725.''Hostage (film)'' 229 Reception Critical response Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 36% based on 152 reviews. com/ movies/ display?display=movie& id=7430 2/4 stars [9] http:/ / www.[5] Rotten Tomatoes' selected top critics gave the film a score of 17% based on 36 reviews. [7] 2005-03-11 Roger Ebert Hostage http:/ / rogerebert. Rotten Tomatoes. "Hostage (2005)" (http:/ / www.[1] Home media Hostage was released on DVD June 21. dll/ article?AID=/ 20050310/ REVIEWS/ 50301003/ 1023 3/4 stars [8] 2005-03-11 http:/ / www.imdb.944. html) Channel 4 Music website profile of Bristo Camino (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ m/ 1141099-hostage/ ?critic=creamcrop). com/ movie_scripts/ h/ hostage-script-transcript-bruce-willis.939 at the box office in the United States and a total international gross of $77. suntimes.639. rottentomatoes. html) Collectors site image of Bristo Comino PD badge (http:/ / waltruch.com/title/tt0340163/) at the Internet Movie Database . rottentomatoes. Flixster. com/ m/ 1141099-hostage/ ).[8] Box office The film earned $34. com/ apps/ pbcs. com/ movies/ ?id=hostage. script-o-rama. 2005.

820 Sin City 2 [1] .753.''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. 2005 124 minutes 147 minutes (Extended cut) United States English $40 million $158.

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

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

known in the screenplay as "The Man". calling her by name. In the elevator she encounters The Salesman. talking on a cell phone with her mother. 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. Lt. The Customer Is Always Right • Josh Hartnett as The Salesman. • 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. He offers her a cigarette.''Sin City (film)'' 233 The Customer Is Always Right (Part 2) An injured Becky departs from a hospital. you can find anything. Cast Notable roles: Organized by the story in which they primarily appear. 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 . as she abruptly ends the call with her mother. he says that if you turn the right corner in Sin City. Narrating the scene. Her fate is never revealed.

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

" The film was noted throughout production for Rodriguez's plan to stay faithful to the source material. rape and misogyny. Miller would not accept this. describing it as "a visualization of the pulp noir imagination. Don't let the movies fool you: Roger Rabbit was guilty. O.[5] As a result."[11] There were several reviews predominantly focused on the film's more graphic content. Sin City is their movie." with regards to the increasing use of digitisation within movies to replace the human elements. the last for directing one scene in the film. stating that "the problem is. There were several minor changes.[10] Critic Chauncey Mabe of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel wrote. Miller and Rodriguez worked as a team directing the rest of the film. Reception Critical response The film opened on April 1. simply "Based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller".[14] In a more lighthearted piece focusing on the progression of movies and the origins of Sin City. Rodriguez."[6] Online critical reaction was particularly strong: James Berardinelli placed the film on his list of the ten best films of 2005. decapitation. slightly edited violence."[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". there is no screenwriting in the credits. new colorized objects. providing direction to the actors on their motivations and what they needed to bring to each scene.[8] Several critics including Ebert compared the film favorably to other comic book adaptations. 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). uncompromising and extreme... torture. and Quentin Tarantino. That is exactly the mentality Rodriguez is celebrating here. such as dialogue trimming. 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. argued that "Something is missing – something human. which also split the books into the 4 separate stories. Despite having no previous directorial background. You want a nuclear submarine. William Arnold of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer described it as a celebration of "helpless people being tortured. 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. as he certainly could not have done it without Rodriguez. also refusing to take full credit. Because of this (and the fact that Miller's original books were used as storyboards).''Sin City (film)'' you grab a light and put it over here. I kept thinking of those clean-cut young American guards at Abu Ghraib. decided to resign from the Guild so that the joint credit could remain. Rodriguez felt that they should both be credited as directors on the film. you make one out of thin air and put your characters into it. not ours". fellow Times critic A. 2005 to largely positive reviews. Miller and Rodriguez have pushed the form as far as it can possibly go. receiving a 78% "Certified Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. murder. this is his private experience. Rodriguez stated that he considered the film to be "less of an adaptation than a translation".[7] Roger Ebert awarded the film four stars. criticizing it for a lack of "humanity". there will be no reason for anyone to make a comic-book film ever again. "Really. particularly Batman[9] and Hulk. 235 Credits Three directors received credit for Sin City: Miller. Scott. and brilliant. Rodriguez first planned to give Miller full credit. identifying Who Framed Roger Rabbit as its chief cinematic predecessor. Yes. unlike most other comic book adaptations. and minor deleted scenes."[13] . Miller was substantially involved in the direction of the film. removal of some nudity. Rodriguez.

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

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

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com/articles/935/935585p1. 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 .sincitythemovie.dll/article?AID=/ 20050331/REVIEWS/50322001/1023) • Frank Miller`s Sin city & 300 & Spirit (http://sincity.5 MB.com/work/303869) at Allmovie Sin City (http://www.com/movies/miramax/sin_city/sin_city_m480.ign.html) • IGN UK interview with Frank Miller (http://movies. click "Extended Audio") (http://www.com/wiki/Main_Page) Sin City Trailer 1 (14.wikia. images and other files about Frank Millers and his comics adaptation.''Sin City (film)'' 239 External links • • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www.com/title/tt0401792/) at the Internet Movie Database Sin City (http://www. • An extensive interview with Miller and Rodriguez (59:39 minutes.htm) at Box Office Mojo Sin City (http://www. mov) Reviews and interviews • Roger Ebert's original review of Sin City (http://rogerebert.net) – Database articles.allmovie.kryspin.php?storyId=4569989) • The spoilers alternate DVD commentary of Sin City (http://spoilerspodcast.com/apps/pbcs.com/node/10) • Peter Sanderson's indepth analysis of the film (http://comics.com/articles/600/600908p1. org/templates/story/story.com/film/titles/sincity) at Metacritic Sin City Wiki (http://sincity.metacritic.apple. Quicktime) (http://images.npr.ign.imdb.com) Sin City (http://www.suntimes.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=sincity.

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

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

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

Arrested for harboring a fugitive (Hollywood). His van was used in the kidnapping of Nick Markowitz. Rugge's girlfriend. 20 years old at the time.). Chas Saulsbury. 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. 17 at the time. and Jack's best friend. Graham. Nick's girlfriend. and later received 18 [6] months in an Arizona prison. John Roberts. Served five years in juvie for digging Nick's grave. Second degree murder. she confronted Rugge and asked if he had anything to do with it. His vehicle was used in the murder of Nick Markowitz. but the charge was later thrown out in court. for the kidnapping of Nick Markowitz with the possibility of parole after seven years. what happened. 20 at the time. (Released from the California Youth Authority in 2007. 19 at the time. His petition for parole was denied in 2006. 2009 of the kidnapping and murder of Nick Markowitz and was [3] sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole . 16 at the time. Since released. he arrested the crew as well as interviewed witnesses. Since released. Jesse James's godfather. Tried to help Hollywood get out of the country. Arrested for harboring a fugitive. 19 at the time. Sharon Stone Susan Markowitz Chris Marquette Dominique Swain Graham Pressley. [4] Skidmore was released in April 2009. Jack remained in custody on an outstanding 2002 warrant for a marijuana-related charge. After reading in the paper that Nick was murdered.). 20 at the time. Officer looking for Hollywood. then bailed out. Hollywood's friend. 21 years old at the time. 22 years old at the time. John "Jack" Hollywood Jesse James's father. Benjamin Markowitz. 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. Brian Affronti joined Hollywood and the crew minutes after they had kidnapped Nick.) Nick was 15 when he died. she knew he was lying and she told her father. Hollywood's girlfriend. Hollywood's friend. 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 .) Natasha Adams-Young (Given Immunity in Exchange for Her Testimony). Michelle Lasher. Arrested in 2005. he in turn called police. 20 at the time. Jesse Rugge (sentenced to life in prison. Served three years in prison for robbery. Ben's fiancée. a member of Jesse James Hollywood's crew. a lawyer. Friend of Rugge. Hollywood has since been tried and convicted for the kidnapping and his role in the murder. Arrested. 20 years old at the time. and Nick. for manufacturing the illicit narcotic GHB . In July 2002 tried as an minor and October 2002 as an adult. the same day son Jesse James was captured in [5] Brazil. 17 at the Time. Despite Rugge explaining that he didn't. Kelly Carpenter (given immunity in exchange for testimony). Ryan Hoyt (currently on death row at San Quentin for the murder of Nick Markowitz). Casey Sheehan.''Alpha Dog'' 243 Role Johnny Truelove (leader) Actor Real-Life Counterpart Emile Hirsch Jesse James Hollywood (convicted July 8. Last met during junior high.

775 and was in 7th at the box office. 2008. 2006. Hollywood's trial started May 15. citing his desire to have Hollywood captured. Zonen was replaced as lead prosecution attorney by Deputy Dist. Susan and Jeff Markowitz's reaction Susan Markowitz has attempted to commit suicide three times. evil murder?"[19] Nonetheless. DVD sales gathered $12. 2007.[18] .[1] Critical response The film received mixed to positive reviews with a 56% rating on rottentomatoes. After Hollywood was captured in Saquarema. 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.[11] After the delay. Zonen provided copies of many documents on the case and served as an unpaid consultant to the film.[14] The film closed on February 22. based on Zonen's disclosure of the files and consultant service—he should be recused from further involvement in prosecuting Hollywood. Zonen prosecuted Hollywood’s co-defendants and was poised to prosecute Hollywood.[12] In his opening statement.[15] the consensus being. Alpha Dog grossed $6."[13] On July 8.412.115 worldwide over its six-week release. 2006 that. It includes a DVD/HD DVD combo package where both forms are included in one box.[17] It was released on the Blu-ray format on July 13.[9] On May 12. 2010. Susan Markowitz attended the film's release and reportedly was moved by Anton Yelchin's portrayal of her son." Up-and-comer Anton Yelchin is praised as "able to bring all of the conflicting emotions of Zack." and conveying all of it beautifully. "a glossy yet unflinching portrait of violent. who played her in the movie. the California Supreme Court ruled that Zonen should not be recused. Brazil and subsequently returned to the United States.[10] Nonetheless.[7] [8] On December 20. Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone chew the scenery. his defense lawyer claimed there was a conflict of interest. After the screening she embraced Sharon Stone.036 units sold. 2009 he was convicted of kidnapping and first-degree murder with special circumstances for which he can face the death penalty. Atty.[3] Reception Box office During its opening weekend. Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Ronald J. Joshua Lynn.145.com. "She is so tortured by what happened that she has tried to take her own life.[16] Home media Alpha Dog was released on DVD on May 1. 2007 after grossing $15. and the California Court of Appeal for the Second District ruled on October 5.324. Hollywood's attorney James Blatt tried to block the release of the movie. hedonistic teenagers. the California Supreme Court granted review on the case effectively staying the order to recuse Zonen.535 in revenue from 743. 2009 with the defense's opening statements saying Hollywood was not involved with the murder.''Alpha Dog'' 244 Legal issues During filming. Lynn described Hollywood as "a ruthless coward.[18] Jeff Markowitz elaborated. and totaled $32. In addition.2 million domestically. The last thing that either of us want is to see this picture. while Justin Timberlake gives a noteworthy performance.

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

[12] Risling. Los Angeles Daily News.com/film/titles/alphadog) at Metacritic Alpha Dog (http://www. hollywood. htm) [17] http:/ / www. story). [10] Hollywood v. com/ releases/ releases.Rotten Tomatoes (http:/ / www.alphadogmovie.com/title/tt0426883/) at the Internet Movie Database Alpha Dog (http://www. Trailers. Pictures . ca. 4th 858. Retrieved 2009-06-01. Hollywood.Rotten Tomatoes (http:/ / www. 2007-01-07. 2008. . (http:/ / www. php) [15] Alpha Dog . 2008. 2009. about. milanrecords. latimes. 49 Cal. Associated Press. ___ Cal. gov/ opinions/ revpub/ B188550. Superior Court. Rptr. PDF).''Alpha Dog'' [8] Hollywood v.com/movies/?id=alphadog. courtinfo. [20] Alpha Dog soundtrack information at Milan Records (http:/ / www. October 21. . latimes.allmovie. "Shooting stars" (http:/ / www. [13] "Kidnap-murder trial opens for Jesse James Hollywood" (http:/ / latimesblogs. guardian. uk/ film/ 2007/ apr/ 01/ features.com/m/alpha_dog/) at Rotten Tomatoes Alpha Dog (http://www. [11] "DEFENDANT SUES OVER 'ALPHA DOG' JESSE JAMES HOLLYWOOD SEEKS TO STOP PRETRIAL FILM" (http:/ / moreresults. [14] Alpha Dog . aspx?ref=LAD0000020061031e2as0001i). 2009).metacritic.com. the-numbers. com/ hostednews/ ap/ article/ ALeqM5hu3iSLsUJxnynwnEm-W3zarIXxXwD9870HJG3). "Jesse James Hollywood called coward at trial" (http:/ / www.htm) at Box Office Mojo Alpha Dog (http://www. google. Los Angeles Times. php [18] Gaby Wood. S147954). html). The Observer.imdb. Retrieved 2009-06-01. allmusic. gov/ opinions/ revpub/ B188550.com/work/317023) at Allmovie . com/ results/ index/ index.Movie Reviews. the True Story. 143 Cal. rottentomatoes. com/ news/ nationworld/ washingtondc/ la-na-scotushollywood21-2008oct21.Movie Reviews. Los Angeles Times.Anton Yelchin on Alpha Dog. com/ news/ Alpha_Dog_Victims_Mother_Attempts_Suicide/ 3611994).2900953. . Greg (May 15. Pictures . magazine1). 3d 598 (2006). rottentomatoes. Retrieved 2009-06-01. PDF) [9] "Jesse James Hollywood appeal turned down by the Supreme Court" (http:/ / www. Trailers.4th ___ (May 12. com/ m/ alpha_dog/ ) [16] Anton Yelchin Interview .rottentomatoes. com/ lanow/ 2009/ 05/ kidnapmurder-trial-opens-for-jesse-james-hollywood. . 2006. . App. Retrieved 2007-01-01. and Charlie Bartlett (http:/ / movies.boxofficemojo. com/ m/ alpha_dog/ numbers.com/) Alpha Dog (http://www.0. October 28. Sunday 1 April 2007 [19] "'Alpha Dog' Victim's Mother Attempts Suicide" (http:/ / www. May 15. com/ album/ r947497) 246 External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. com/ od/ alphadog/ a/ alphadog042607. Superior Court (http:/ / www. courtinfo. com/ movies/ 2007/ ALPHA-DVD. factiva. co. php?release_name=ALPHA_DOG) [21] Alpha Dog soundtrack information at AllMusic (http:/ / www. ca.

(USA) 20th Century Fox (Brazil) Sony Pictures (Australia) March 3. Germany English $ 55. 2006. 2006 110 minutes United States .000 $65. The film is . It was released in the United States on March 3.664.721 [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. Mos Def. The main characters are played by Bruce Willis. and David Morse.''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.000.

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

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

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

209.322 [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. . The screenplay was written by Linklater and Eric Schlosser.''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. loosely based on the latter's bestselling 2001 non-fiction book of the same name.

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

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

The New York Times. 2007 and grossed $6.metacritic.005. . . sfgate. com/ reviews/ movie/ 10733406/ review/ 12450503/ fast_food_nation) on September 7. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4360399/ year/ 2006.com/movies/?id=fastfoodnation. (November 17. Retrieved September 7. San Francisco Chronicle. "Fast Food Nation (2006) Movie Review" (http:/ / movies.209. Ruthe (November 17. [7] "Festival de Cannes: Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www.com. htm). Retrieved September 7. 2006). [3] Scott. Box Office Mojo. [2] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. . Retrieved 2009-12-13. . 2006 and earned $410. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. Archived from the original (http:/ / www.44 million in rentals in its first seven weeks. O. 2009. boxofficemojo. variety. rollingstone. 2009.203.[8] Awards and nominations Richard Linklater was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. 2009. Peter (November 13.motherjones.[7] It went into limited release in Australia on October 26. 2009. festival-cannes. "Fast Food Nation: Review" (http:/ / www.[7] and the Imagen Foundation nominated Wilmer Valderrama Best Actor in Film. html). webcitation. htm). asp?layout=features2006& content=jump& jump=review& dept=cannes& nav=RCannes& articleid=VE1117930559& cs=1& p=0) on September 7. 2009.804 in its opening weekend.322. Rotten Tomatoes.allmovie. org/ 5jbfMDlTF). . Box Office Mojo. com/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ movies/ 17fast. 2009.imdb. Retrieved September 7. . com/ movies/ ?page=homevideo& id=fastfoodnation. Retrieved September 7. DTL) on September 7.[1] Home media The DVD was released on March 6. Retrieved September 7.boxofficemojo. 2009. 2009.com/title/tt0460792/) at the Internet Movie Database Fast Food Nation (http://www.783 in foreign markets for a total worldwide box office of $2. webcitation. References [1] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. Box office The film opened on 321 screens in the US on November 17. Rolling Stone. . 2006). org/ 5jbfFYq0Y). It eventually grossed $1. 2006). 2006. [6] McCarthy. Variety. Archived from the original (http:/ / www.com/film/titles/fastfoodnation) at Metacritic Australian radio interview with Richard Linklater (http://www. boxofficemojo. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ DDGQKMDSV91.com/media/2006/10/ grazed-and-abused) . Retrieved September 7.com/fastfoodnation/) Fast Food Nation (http://www. com/ cgi-bin/ article. nytimes.com/index. org/ 5jbfUKQzd). php?post_id=143918) • Mother Jones interview with Richard Linklater (http://www. "Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www.fbi945movies. 2006). 2009.htm) at Box Office Mojo Fast Food Nation (http://www. 2009. com/ m/ fast_food_nation/ ). webcitation.foxsearchlight. com/ index.libsyn. [8] "Fast Food Nation (2006): DVD/Home Video" (http:/ / www. Retrieved September 7. rottentomatoes. . Todd (May 19. festival-cannes. html). [4] Travers.com/work/326364) at Allmovie Fast Food Nation (http://www. "A plentiful serving of diet don'ts" (http:/ / www. [5] Stein.''Fast Food Nation (film)'' 254 Release The film premiered In Competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on May 19. com/ movies/ ?id=fastfoodnation.539 in the US and $1. A.

Stanley Tucci.881 [1] [2] Lucky Number Slevin.308. and Lucy Liu. the plot focuses on the paths of Slevin Kelevra (Hartnett).000. is a 2006 crime thriller film written by Jason Smilovic. Morgan Freeman.''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. . Ben Kingsley. two feuding crime lords known as The Boss (Freeman) and The Rabbi (Kingsley). Set in New York City. Goodkat (Willis). Lindsey (Liu). Bruce Willis. renamed for DVD as Lucky # Slevin (also known as The Wrong Man). 2006 United States April 7. 2006 110 minutes  United States Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue English $27. 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. directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett. and a mysterious hitman known as Mr.000 $56.

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

the song "Kansas City Shuffle" starts playing on the car's radio. (In a deleted scene. As the car starts to drive away. D.''Lucky Number Slevin'' to spare her and leave. Slevin shoots Lindsey while Goodkat looks on.) The film closes with Goodkat and the young Slevin shortly after Max's death. 257 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Josh Hartnett as Slevin Kelevra Bruce Willis as Mr. implying that she's dead. Goodkat takes Slevin into his car and tells him that it will be a long time before they can return to New York. 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 . 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.

.com/title/tt0425210/) at the Internet Movie Database Lucky Number Slevin (http://www.186. Retrieved December 9.877. the-numbers. To date the film has made $26.com/m/lucky_number_slevin/) at Rotten Tomatoes Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. 2006.''Lucky Number Slevin'' 258 Home media The film was released on DVD on September 12. on independentfilm. .com/movies/?id=luckynumberslevin.shtml) • • • • . bringing its worldwide total to $83.imdb.boxofficemojo.com/films/ videogalleryfilms/lucky-number-slevin-red-carpet-new-york. com/ movies/ ?id=luckynumberslevin. htm). com/ movies/ 2006/ SLEVN.137.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Watch: Red Carpet Premiere. 2008. Retrieved December 1. Awards and nominations Directors Guild of Canada • Nominated: Outstanding Sound Editing . 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.com (http://www.Feature Film Milan International Film Festival • Won: Best Film (Paul McGuigan) • Won: Best Actor (Josh Hartnett) Motion Picture Sound Editors.independentfilm.rottentomatoes.com/work/320190) at Allmovie Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. 2009. php). 2010. boxofficemojo. [2] "Lucky Number Slevin (2006)" (http:/ / www. NYC. This does not include rentals or Blu-ray sales.256 in home video sales.allmovie. Box Office Mojo. and on Blu-ray November 8. External links Lucky Number Slevin (http://www.

Carr DreamWorks Animation Pacific Data Images Starring Music by Editing by Studio Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) May 19. Karey Kirkpatrick and produced by Bonnie Arnold.002. it was released in . Directed by Tim Johnson. 2006 Running time Country Language Budget 83 minutes United States English $80 million Gross revenue $336.''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.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. 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.

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

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

340 domestically along with $180. .612 average from an expanded 4. the film dropped 30% to $27.322.. but today it ranks among the lowest-grossing films in DreamWorks Animation history.[3] Home media A short film titled "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure" was released with the Over the Hedge DVD. Critic Frank Lovece of Film Journal International found that.983.002..063. the film grossed a total of $35.647.[2] On opening weekend. In its second weekend. The film had a per-theater average of $9. "DreamWorks' slapstick animated adaptation of the philosophically satiric comic strip . the film was in second place to The DaVinci Code.093 theaters and finishing third. Since it was Memorial Day Weekend. Produced on an $80 million budget. is a lot of laughs and boasts a much tighter story than most animated features" Ken Fox of TVGuide.474 from 4.993 theaters.170 average from 3. behind X Men: The Last Stand and The DaVinci Code. 262 Reception The film was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.284 and once again placing in third behind The Break-Up and X Men: The Last Stand.656 overseas for a worldwide total of $336. grossing $155. 2006 after 112 days of release. The film closed on September 4. but its gross of $38. the film was a commercial success. two participants on The Apprentice 5 as part of a reward for winning a task. Soundtrack Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Label May 19. were voiced by Lee Bienstock and Sean Yazbeck. resulting in only a 8% slide. and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch".774 for a $6. for a $5.059 theaters. Critical reaction was mostly positive with the film being rated 74% on the Rotten Tomatoes movie review aggregate site.996. 2006 Epic Records/Sony Music Soundtrax Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture was released in 2006.115 over the four-day weekend.457.''Over the Hedge (film)'' Two minor human characters. It's also very funny. the film held well with a 24% drop to $20.com called it "a sly satire of American 'enough is never enough' consumerism and blind progress at the expense of the environment. appearing during the dog chase scene. In its third weekend. 2006.003 did not quite live up to DreamWorks Animation's other titles released over the past few years.019. Over the Hedge was released on DVD October 17.

overthehedgemovie. Retrieved 2009-12-17.com.com/movies/?id=overthehedge.htm) at Box Office Mojo . Retrieved 2010-11-17.com/work/290158) at Allmovie Over the Hedge (http://www. Retrieved 2010-11-17.bcdb. [3] Over the Hedge Review (http:/ / online.boxofficemojo. html). tvguide. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4359997/ year/ 2006. [2] Over the Hedge (2006) (http:/ / www. festival-cannes.cgi?film=46387/) at the Big Cartoon DataBase Over the Hedge (http://www. Festival de Cannes. External links • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. com/ newsearch/ detail.''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. TVGuide.com) Over the Hedge (http://www.com/bcdb/cartoon. com/ movies/ ?id=overthehedge. Box Office Mojo. aspx?id=46819& sourcetype=m& progseriesparentid=0& tvobjectid=0& keyword=& more=ucmoviereview). boxofficemojo. htm).imdb.allmovie.com/title/tt0327084/) at the Internet Movie Database Over the Hedge (http://www.

who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Mark. 2006 United States limited February 23. Mill Valley Film Festival October 15. 2007 104 minutes United States English $13 million [1] [1] Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $11.''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. . against all odds. launches himself into outer space.130.889 The Astronaut Farmer is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael Polish. 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.

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

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

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

2007 109 minutes United States English $73. . starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis.[2] It was produced by Revolution Studios for Columbia Pictures.611 [1] Perfect Stranger is a 2007 neo-noir psychological thriller film.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. Michos Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Gross revenue Christopher Tellefsen Revolution Studios Columbia Pictures April 13.

believing her to be a corporate spy. which Hill recently ended. A younger Grace watches from her window as they bury his body. since he has long lusted after her. explaining that he knows she is the real killer and has been using this investigation to frame Hill. Grace has been blackmailing Rowena with this knowledge. After Hill's conviction Miles visits Rowena. however. With Miles' help Rowena goes undercover as a temp at his company. a supporter of the senator. The film ends with a man looking out of a neighboring window. 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. Rowena stabs him to death and ransacks the kitchen. leading Rowena to suspect Harrison. She flirts with Hill both online and in real life but when he catches her snooping. The story is shut down. puts a stop to the story. While walking home.''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. implying she might sleep with him. presumably having witnessed what really happened. She then calls the police. She goes to the police. Rowena meets her childhood friend. Miles asks how she intends to keep him quiet. Grace Clayton (Nicki Aycox). A few days later Grace is found dead. Rowena discovers a shrine to her and explicit pictures of Miles and Grace. 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 . Grace gives Rowena her e-mails as proof of their extramarital affair. Rowena quits her job. claiming to have been attacked by Miles and that he might have been the real murderer. At Miles's apartment. he fires her. who seeks her help in taking down Harrison Hill (Bruce Willis). Miles describes in detail how she had plotted the murder to end Grace's blackmail and pinned the murder on Hill. However. Disgusted. a wealthy advertising executive. when the source clams up and Rowena's editor. Miles arrives home and Rowena confronts him. who arrest Harrison for the murder of Grace.

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

''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 .

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

William Block Marley Shelton as Dr. Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell). whose Stock 1970 Dodge Challenger proves a worthy adversary. Stuntman Mike. eventually killing all three. unknowingly followed by a mysterious man in a souped-up 1971 Chevy Nova. stalks the young women with his "death proof car".''Grindhouse (film)'' • • • • • • • • • • • Josh Brolin as Dr. and stuntwoman Zoë — a group of women working below the line in Hollywood. 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. and radio disc jockey "Jungle" Julia Lucai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) — spend a night in Austin. Texas celebrating Julia's birthday. Kim (Tracie Thoms). 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).T. tails another group of young women — Lee (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Shanna (Jordan Ladd). Dakota Block Rebel Rodriguez as Tony Block Jeff Fahey as J. now in Tennessee and driving a 1969 Dodge Charger. Abernathy (Rosario Dawson). Hague Michael Biehn as Sheriff Hague Naveen Andrews as Abby Bruce Willis as Lt. Dakota Block (née McGraw) . The man. Fourteen months later.

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

. We had the whole movie worked out: A kid who's in love with a turkey. I think it's called Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead. they'd give them snazzier titles. MyAnna Buring. Matthew Macfadyen. when American International would release European horror films. you know. [.[10] The trailer featured appearances from Jason Isaacs. Heinrich von Strasser 275 Don't Edgar Wright's contribution. 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. 'Well. Jay Hernandez. singer Katie Melua.[6] According to Wright. Fu Manchu Udo Kier as Commandant Franz Hess Sheri Moon Zombie as Eva Krupp Tom Towles as Lt. We'll put 'em together!' They start jamming things in there. "My friend Jeff. To get the necessary 1970s' look. and then he killed his family and . Don't. Georgina Chapman. "In the '70s.[6] [11] Mark Gatiss. Boorman Sybil Danning as Gretchen Krupp Bill Moseley as Dr. who plays the killer pilgrim — we grew up in Massachusetts. among others. we were huge slasher movie fans and every November we were waiting for the Thanksgiving slasher movie. But in the States. and then his father killed it. as if the trailer was intentionally edited to prevent American viewers from realizing that the film is British. 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."[6] Cast • • • • • • Nicolas Cage as Dr. so I took that approach. and Michael Biehn as the Sheriff."[4] On the Charlie Rose talk show. but I got this Chinese set too. And the one that inspired me was this Jorge Grau film: In the UK.[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.''Grindhouse (film)'' was getting very conceptual in my own mind with it. During editing.[6] the trailer starred Jeff Rendell as a killer who stalks victims dressed as a pilgrim. he scratched some of the film with steel wool and dragged it around a parking lot to make it appear neglected by wayward projectionists. Peter Serafinowicz. The design for the titles in Thanksgiving was based on a Mad magazine slasher parody titled Arbor Day. Produced in the style of holiday-based slasher films such as Halloween. Jordan Ladd. made cameo appearances though they eventually went uncredited. and a voice-over by Will Arnett. Emily Booth. Rafe Spall. Lucy Punch.[4] Select excerpts of the score from Creepshow were used. I've got a whole bunch of Nazi uniforms.] A lot of times these movies would be made like. In Spain and in Italy. was produced in the style of a 1970s' Hammer House of Horror film trailer. Wright regulars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Michael Smiley and Nicola Cunningham (who played the zombie "Mary" in Shaun of the Dead). and Roth himself as his intended victims. it's called The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue. Stuart Wilson. April Fool's Day and My Bloody Valentine. Wright used vintage lenses and old-style graphics. it was called Don't Open the Window. According to Roth.

According to Roth. we don't have to make the movie. guess what. ."[6] Roth's fake trailer contained elements that almost earned Grindhouse an NC-17 rating. It's just so wrong and sick that it's right. and Rob Cotterill. he is shown killing numerous persons. Hobo With a Shotgun will be the second of Grindhouse's fake trailers to be turned into a feature film. we can just shoot the best parts.[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. "Instead of seeing it spread out in a feature." Roth has stated. watching it all jammed together nonstop makes it more shocking. Nova Scotia filmmakers Jason Eisener. They got it."[6] Roth confirmed in an interview with Cinema Blend that he and co-writer Jeff Rendell are working on a possible feature film. won Robert Rodriguez's South by Southwest Grindhouse trailers contest. Every shot is decapitation or nudity. "because every shot is a money shot.[18] the release date for Hobo has not yet been announced. Once they saw it with all the bad splices and the distress and scratches they were fine with it. it's absurd. ranging from armed robbers to corrupt cops to a pedophilic Santa Claus. including a cheerleader simultaneously stripping.[7] The trailer. John Davies. But we had a great discussion with the ratings board. 'Dude. bouncing on a trampoline and getting stabbed in the vulva. It's so ridiculous. the first being Machete. created by Dartmouth.[14] In the trailer. 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.[15] The trailer was available in certain selected movie theaters in the United States and Canada.'"[4] "Shooting the trailer was so much fun. In the trailer. I called Jeff and said. one of which occurring as the victim's girlfriend performs fellatio on him.''Grindhouse (film)'' went away to a mental institution and came back and took revenge on the town. and three decapitations. a vagabond with a 20-gauge shotgun becomes a vigilante.

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

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

the film officially received an R-rating from the MPAA. 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. five of the six 25.000-frame reels were edited with real film damage. nudity. During shooting for these scenes. my God. all bets are off and it's a whole new story anyway. On March 15.."[19] An extended.[27] . To reproduce the look of damaged film reels in Planet Terror.[19] [24] [25] Tarantino is quoted as saying "It works great as a double feature. plug-ins. McGowan wore a special cast which restricted her leg movement to give her the correct motion. and the movie still works with 20 minutes gone out of it. "and he was saying. 2007. To accomplish the fake leg that Cherry sports after her accident.) The intentionally "aged" look of the film. use of cellular phones is prevalent in both films. Perhaps the most notable effect is Cherry's (played by Rose McGowan) fake leg. pervasive language. though.] The late second acts in movies are usually the most predictable and the most boring. you're arriving in the third act. Tarantino stated "There is half-an-hour's difference between my Death Proof and what is playing in Grindhouse. I cut it down to the bone and took all the fat off it to see if it could still exist. 'Oh. [.[23] (Despite these aging effects. and it worked. It leaves you guessing. some sexuality. that's where the good guy really turns out to be the bad guy. 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. and drug use". for example. including me. the films are set in the present day. in the third act. Suddenly.' I thought."[19] Grindhouse is rated R in the United States for "strong graphic bloody violence and gore. Tarantino and Rodriguez came up with the idea of inserting "missing reels" into the film. Ain't It Cool News reported that according to Tarantino. only minimal cuts were made which ended up totaling 20 seconds.. [. and stock footage.. Planet Terror makes heavy use of digital effects throughout the film. the film is intentionally damaged to make it look like many of the exploitation films of the 1970s. [. and the bad guy is really good. Throughout both feature-length segments and the fake trailers. and the couple becomes friends. 127-minute version of Death Proof was screened in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. Editing During editing. 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. and then when we come back.] It will be the first time everyone sees Death Proof by itself. it's got a missing reel in it. 'Oh." Rodriguez recalls.] I was like a brutish American exploitation distributor who cut the movie down almost to the point of incoherence. that's what we’ve got to do."[5] On the editing of Death Proof.. The New York Post reported that the film would possibly require heavy and extensive cuts in order to avoid an NC-17 rating. "[Quentin] was about to show an Italian crime movie with Oliver Reed..''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. and helped the effects artists to [23] digitally remove it during post-production. as seen in the trailer Machete.[26] Shortly after. but I'm just as excited if not more excited about actually having the world see Death Proof unfiltered. which were generally shipped around from theater to theater and usually ended up in bad shape. But it's really interesting because after the missing reel..

[30] Entertainment Weekly awarded the film a "B+" rating... the strongest aspect of the entire presentation. the Tarantino one long-winded and juvenile."[38] Todd McCarthy of Variety claimed that the trailers were ". awarding Planet Terror two stars and Death Proof three stars.."[36] Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert was divided. called the trailers "."[39] Jeff Vice of Deseret News. whose music was often played on set."[32] Critic James Berardinelli also enjoyed the film but was not as positive as other critics. 2007. they're all spot-on pastiches. how to put the bad back in badass. commenting that "by stooping low without selling out. clever pastiche of old movies and movie theaters but an actual movie. Soundtrack albums for both segments were released on April 3. The soundtrack for Death Proof consists entirely of non-original music. and at number seven on Stephanie Zacharek's list for Salon. including excerpts from the scores of other films. gasping.[42] which tries a little too hard. praising it as a "crazily funny and exciting tribute to the grimy glory days of 1970s exploitation films" that "will leave you laughing."[41] . scratched and weathered venture never manages a real death grip on the senses. who gave the feature films negative reviews.[28] A cover version of The Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" performed by Nouvelle Vague was also featured. the film earned a favorable rating of 77/100 based on 33 reviews by mainstream critics. this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again. 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. which utilizes a normalized rating system. by contrast. thrilled at a movie that knows. He gave Grindhouse as a whole two and a half stars out of four. [Rodriguez and Tarantino] are speaking from the hearts. but that doesn't mean everyone sitting in the theater will get it. Geoff Pevere of the Toronto Star wrote that the use of the trailers helps the film establish "."[34] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle awarded the film a high rating. its credibility as both mock-artifact and geeky fetish object even before the opening feature... with an average score of 7.3/10.''Grindhouse (film)'' 280 Soundtrack influences The music for Planet Terror was composed by Robert Rodriguez. Scott of The New York Times notes that "[a]t a certain point in Death Proof the scratches and bad splices disappear. excellent candidates for exploitation immortality. Awarding the film three stars (out of four).[37] Critics generally enjoyed the fake trailers. at long last.. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 83% of critics gave the film a positive review based on a sample of 185 reviews."[33] The critics who did not like the film were not amused by the film's graphic and comical violence.. have considered Death Proof to be a deeper and more noteworthy segment. O... Critic A. with Larry Ratliff of San Antonio Express-News noting that "this ambitious."[40] Maitland McDonagh of TV Guide claimed "With the exception of Werewolf Women. but noted that "the Rodriguez segment is terrific. Inspiration for his score came from John Carpenter..[29] At the website Metacritic. Berardinelli found the film to be "cinema as an expression of pulp with attitude. and you find yourself watching not an arch. Response Critical reception Grindhouse was embraced favorably by the consensus of critics. Marc Savlov listed Death Proof at number ten on his list for The Austin Chronicle."[31] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film a positive review."[35] Others.

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

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

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Kay Panabaker as George. Critics' reaction to it was mixed. The film was rated PG by the MPAA for "mild violence. 2007 99 minutes United States English $20 million $30. .[3] [4] The film grossed $30.666." Set in Los Angeles. Max Thieriot as Ned.930 Nancy Drew is a 2007 American film loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. and Amy Bruckner as Bess Marvin.666. It stars Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew.930 worldwide on a $20 million budget. 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. June 15.''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.[2] The critics who did like it generally thought it was refreshing. thematic elements and brief language. with the film scoring a 49% at Rotten Tomatoes. it was directed by Andrew Fleming.

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

but not enough humorous self-awareness tossed in to make the story satisfying for adults". not Disney Channel. Bruce Willis as Himself (uncredited) Chris Kattan as Burglar (uncredited) Craig Gellis as Thug Background and production Filming was done in 2006. such as ABC Family and Disney Channel.S.054.930 worldwide.318 on its opening weekend and has since grossed $25. including South Pasadena.S. ABC Family. Opening at #7 in the U. Reception The reviews for the film has been mixed. Santa Clarita. the film grossed $6. It received a 49% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and a 54% at Metacritic. Box Office. Emma Roberts did not have her driver's license and was unable to drive the roadster for the car chase scenes herself. has aired the 2002 made-for-TV version of Nancy Drew starring Maggie Lawson.410 overseas for a total $30. At this point in time.612. Doty as Father Murphy Caroline Aaron as Barbara Barbara (doubled by Caryn Mower) Cliff Bemis as Chief McGinnis Adam Clark as Sgt. Los Angeles. cable networks. The movie was filmed in several California cities.[5] Nancy's car in the film is a blue Nash Metropolitan convertible.[7] . Free-TV airings for Nancy Drew U. have acquired the rights to the 2007 film version of Nancy Drew.832.''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. La Canada Flintridge and Burbank. Billings Rich Cooper as Charlie Kaitlyn Van Item as Allie Brighton Pat Carroll as the landlady.[6] Plugged In said that "the film has all of the oversimplifications of a teen mystery novel with a little .520 in the US and $5.666. Long Beach.

Retrieved January 17.rottentomatoes. cgi/ web/ vortex/ display?slug=nancy15& date=20070615& source=st). [7] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www.4483130. "Hey Nancy Drew" (Chris Price) 7. .0. Retrieved July 1. 2007. story) on September 29. "Nice Day" (Persephone's Bees) 9.boxofficemojo. "Party Tonight" (Bizarre) 13. reelviews. 2007. htm). Retrieved July 1.0. 2007.allmovie. Retrieved July 1. imdb.com/) Nancy Drew (http://www. "DARE" (Gorillaz feat. Retrieved July 2. archive. . net/ movies/ n/ nancy_drew. 2007. com/ movies/ ?id=nancydrew.com/movies/?id=nancydrew. [5] "Filming locations for Nancy Drew (2007)" (http:/ / www. "We Came to Party" (J-Kwon) 11. . com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-et-nancydrew15jun15.Shaun Ryder) References [1] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www. "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?" (Rooney) 14. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. [6] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www. 2007. Retrieved July 2. newyorker. "Perfect Misfit" (Liz Phair) 3. "Blue Monday" (Flunk) 10.imdb. com/ arts/ critics/ cinema/ 2007/ 06/ 25/ 070625crci_cinema_lane?currentPage=2). . calendarlive. "Like a Star" (Corinne Bailey Rae) 8.warnerbros. Retrieved July 2. "Come to California" (Matthew Sweet) 2. .com/m/nancy_drew/) at Rotten Tomatoes . com/ cgi-bin/ texis. 2007. [4] "Teen detective dazzles as she takes on Tinseltown" (http:/ / archives. nwsource. metacritic. org/ web/ 20070929134832/ http:/ / www.com/work/335705) at Allmovie Nancy Drew (http://www.com/title/tt0479500/) at the Internet Movie Database Nancy Drew (http://www. . "Pretty Much Amazing" (Joanna) 5. External links • • • • • Official website (http://http://nancydrewmovie. "Kids in America" (The Donnas) 4.''Nancy Drew (2007 film)'' 290 Soundtrack 1. "Looking for Clues" (Katie Melua) 6. story)." (http:/ / web. seattletimes. html). "All I Need" (Cupid) 12. boxofficemojo.4483130.htm) at Box Office Mojo Nancy Drew (http://www. com/ title/ tt0479500/ locations). com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-et-nancydrew15jun15. . 2007. 2008. calendarlive. [3] "'Nancy Drew' solves the modern girl blues. com/ film/ titles/ nancydrew). [2] "Discoveries" (http:/ / www.

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.

and directs McClane to a utility superstation in West Virginia. McClane and Farrell drive away in an FBI Police cruiser to a secure building. McClane is able to kill all of them. and the film's title was switched several times. setting off a public panic. The film received generally positive reviews. but Gabriel and Mai are able to locate Farrell and divert them to gunmen waiting in a helicopter. both Willis and his stunt double were injured. he reaches McClane instead. Farrell believes that the power grid will be the next target.''Live Free or Die Hard'' Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by United States English $110 million [2] 292 $383. The main plot finds McClane fighting a gang of cyber terrorists who plan to hack FBI computers. A variety of visual effects were used for action sequences. over the Fourth of July weekend. Soon. taking advantage of the vulnerability of the nation's computer-controlled infrastructure. gives her orders to initiate his plot.464 Die Hard with a Vengeance Die Hard 5 Live Free or Die Hard (released as Die Hard 4. The next day. traffic lights) and the stock market. 2007. NYPD detective John McClane is assigned to bring a hacker named Matthew "Matt" Farrell (Justin Long) into FBI custody. even though Wiseman and Willis stated that they wanted to limit the amount of CGI in the film.. Plot summary A number of computer hackers upload programs they were paid to code to a woman named Mai Linh (Maggie Q). When Gabriel tries to contact Mai. McClane's unexpected arrival stops Farrell from unknowingly triggering the explosives meant for him. FBI director Miguel Bowman is uninterested in his surmise: Farrell believes that the terrorists are mounting a "fire sale" (where "everything must go") attack. Edgar Hoover Building. In separate incidents during filming. 2007. allowing them to . D.0 outside North America). The score for the film was released on July 2. The FBI responds by initiating a nationwide roundup of all known top hackers. Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant). McClane takes Farrell to the FBI headquarters in Washington. the US rating was PG-13 rather than R. Farrell transmits Gabriel's image to the FBI. and the fourth installment in the Die Hard series. where Farrell is questioned. For the DVD release. Mai's boss and companion. The first phase involves taking control of the transportation grid (most particularly. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. who taunts him with the news of his dead girlfriend. where they find Mai and her henchmen.C.531.[3] The film's North American release date was June 27. Mai uses the programs to cause a brief computer outage at the FBI Cyber-Security Division in the J. In the ensuing firefight.[2] After the project was stalled due to the September 11. is a 2007 American action film. all of the unknown hackers are killed by explosives wired to their computers. As McClane and Farrell recover. production eventually began. The film was based on the 1997 article "A Farewell to Arms" written for Wired magazine by John Carlin. 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. Digital Copy. Mai has assassins as backup. that tries to weaken the incentives for consumers to learn how to rip discs by offering them a downloadable version with studio-imposed restrictions. Unlike the prior three films in the series. but McClane is able to protect Farrell and kill most of their attackers. 2001 attacks. Gabriel televises a national broadcast of a fake video of the United States Capitol exploding. earning a 82% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 69/100 from Metacritic. McClane manages to destroy the helicopter with the police cruiser. The film had total international box office gross receipts of $383.5 million. 20th Century Fox pioneered a new kind of DRM.

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

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

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

3 million counting Wednesday and Thursday). This was the first film not to be scored by Michael Kamen.[2] To date. was released on July 2.[33] with reference to the line "Yippiee-ki-yay Motherfucker" which. and $249. "Willis is in top form in his career-defining role."[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. "I'm So Sick" by Flyleaf. opining. On its opening weekend Live Free or Die Hard made $33. making it the twelfth highest grossing film of 2007. the same as Die Hard With A Vengeance (The first 2 films in the series received an 18 certificate). "Cycler" by RipTide Music.5 million domestically.172 theaters.[35] [36] A review on IGN stated "Like the recent Rocky Balboa.1 million in its first day of release in 3. written by Marco Beltrami.[43] Soundtrack Live Free Or Die Hard Score Soundtrack by Marco Beltrami Released Length Label July 2.[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. "a smart script and spectacular special effects make this the best Die Hard of 'em all.0 million overseas. 1. 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." 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". "Shootout" (3:41) . but it is a lot of fun" and that it is his favorite among the sequels to the original Die Hard.[40] Live Free or Die Hard made $9.''Live Free or Die Hard'' In the United Kingdom the BBFC awarded the film a 15 rating. 2007 63:06 Varèse Sarabande Professional reviews • SoundtrackNet link [44] The score for Live Free or Die Hard. Roeper also remarked.5 million." with Richard Roeper stating that the film is "not the best or most exciting Die Hard."[37] On the television show Ebert & Roeper. it is the most successful film in the franchise. the BBFC claimed was clearly audible therefore contributing towards the issuing of a 15 certificate. "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. "Goth (Remix)" by 615 Music and Craig Sharmat. but Kamen is not credited on the film or the album."[38] Michael Medved gave the film three and a half out of four stars. Other songs in the film include "Rock & Roll Queen" by The Subways. action-packed summer popcorn flick" and a score of a generally favorable 69% on Metacritic based on 34 reviews.3 million ($48.[41] the best opening day take of any film in the Die Hard franchise (not taking inflation into account). for a total of $383. and "War Zone" by Audiomachine. due to his passing away in 2003 . The film was released with no cuts made and advice that it 'contains frequent action violence and one use of strong language'. film critic Richard Roeper and guest critic Katherine Tulich gave the film "Two thumbs up. although obscured by gunfire.[42] The film made $134. 2007 by Varèse Sarabande (which also released the soundtracks for the first two Die Hard films). several days after the United States release of the film. '"Out Of Bullets" (1:08) 2.Beltrami incorporates Kamen's thematic material into his score.

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produced by 2929 Productions. 2008 (Sundance) October 17.[2] .''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. and was released on October 17. The film is based on the book.291.679 [1] What Just Happened is a satirical comedy-drama directed by Barry Levinson starring Robert De Niro. 2008 (United States) 104 minutes United States English $25 million $5. 2008. What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line. What Just Happened is an independent film. about his experiences as a producer in Hollywood. by Art Linson. Art Linson Productions and Tribeca Productions.

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

Retrieved 2009-05-24. [2] "What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line". rottentomatoes. a Hollywood producer Stanley Tucci as Scott Solomon John Turturro as Dick Bell." Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Robert De Niro as Ben. IGN Entertainment. but this inside-baseball take on Hollywood lacks satirical bite. 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.[3] In describing the critical consensus. boxofficemojo. Retrieved 2009-02-07. it stated: "What Just Happened has some inspired comic moments. . Rotten Tomatoes.com/title/tt0486674/) at the Internet Movie Database .whatjusthappenedfilm.8/10.imdb. with a weighted average score of 5. htm). External links • Official website (http://http://www. com/ m/ what_just_happened/ ). Author Art Linson ISBN 1582342407 [3] "What Just Happened" (http:/ / www.com) • What Just Happened (http://www. Box Office Mojo. .''What Just Happened'' 302 Critical reception Based on 113 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes as of February 7. Ben's daughter Robin Wright Penn as Kelly. agent to Bruce Willis Kristen Stewart as Zoe. 2009. com/ movies/ ?id=whatjusthappened. the film has received an overall "Rotten" rating of 53 percent.

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. written by Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski. and starring Reece Thompson. 2009.''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.[1] The film had been scheduled for limited theatrical release on February 27. .[2] It was released on DVD in the United States on October 6. Bruce Willis. Nordberg Vertigo Entertainment Yari Film Group October 6. Mischa Barton and Michael Rapaport. David Mullen William M. 2009. but that release was postponed indefinitely following the bankruptcy of its distributor. directed by Brett Simon. 2009 93 minutes United States English $11. Yari Film Group's releasing division. Anderson Thomas J.5 million $48. It premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and garnered rave reviews.

assigns Bobby to do an article on Paul Moore. Funke investigates even deeper into the lives of Paul's shady friends. Kirkpatrick rounds up his "usual suspects" of high school misfits along with Bobby to question them. The editor-in-chief Clara. the student body president. followed by the student body and Francesca. Paul confronts Bobby. he's never finished an article for St. When Funke entered the room. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Reece Thompson as Bobby Funke (pronounced as Funk. Funke says that while Paul wasn't a part of the scam. stating that he got into Cornell but decided to take the test again to see if he could get a better score. step-siblings.''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. Paul takes a fall and injures his knee. Clara decides to submit Funke's article to Northwestern which earns Bobby a scholarship to the summer program. by himself. Funke becomes one of the most popular kids at St. Kirkpatrick forces Paul to open his locker and the SATs fall out. He sets on a large scale investigation and links Paul Moore to the crime. are revealed as lovers. but is unable to get a story out of Paul and is bullied by Paul's friends. Funke uncovers a story. The next morning Principal Kirkpatrick (Bruce Willis) discovers the SATs have been stolen from a safe in his office. Funke's friends save him from being thrown out the window and Kirkpatrick rushes into the office. Funke begins to wonder if the president really stole the SATs or if he's just a pawn in a conspiracy. Although Bobby claims he's a great writer. Funke confronts the group in the principal's office. Francesca attempts to gain Funke's trust again. The group is innocent but Kirkpatrick warns them all to watch their step. The Student Council had actually stolen the SATs along with other tests throughout the year. 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. he secretly turned on the microphone. group ringleader Marlon Piazza (Luke Grimes) has Paul framed to avoid being caught. He discovers their involvement with drug dealing. 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 . Francesca and Marlon. Paul is the star of the basketball team and on a game night. proclaiming his innocence. only to be shut down and left to deal with Kirkpatrick's punishment. Funke also finds out that Francesca lead him along the entire time to keep him from finding out the truth. all members of the Student Council. Bobby attempts to get an interview. He writes an article pointing the finger at Paul. 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. but his threat and confession are heard on the school's intercom system. When senior Francesca Facchini (Mischa Barton) solicits Bobby's help tracking down the set of stolen SATs[3] . As a result of his sleuthing. Donovan's School Newspaper. Donovan's. As Funke's popularity grows so do his suspicions. (Melonie Diaz). Marlon threatens to have Funke thrown out the window and frame it as a suicide.

html). slashfilm. 4 March 2009 [4] Sullivan. Needs Our Help (http:/ / www.[22] References [1] "Sundance Review: Assassination of a High School President" (http:/ / www. com/ 2009/ 03/ 12/ is-assassination-of-a-high-school-president-going-direct-to-dvd/ ) Slash. com/ node/ 40414) Aintitcool 13 March 2009 . The release date was not met as its distributor Yari Film Group's releasing division filed for bankruptcy. September 23. co. Donovan's High School was inspired by the Catholic high schools of writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski. [20] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] Reception The film holds a 50% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[4] Release The film was scheduled for a February 17 limited theatrical release. 2009. Willis is "hilariously intense" and Barton "brings the femme fatale back for a new generation. Sixteen Candles and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. 25 January 2008. favourably comparing it to Rushmore.[5] [6] [7] In May 2009. Page 8 [5] Help Save Assassination of a High School President From Going Direct To DVD (http:/ / www." The casting choices were also praised. New Jersey. com/ news/ activism-brilliant-high-school-assassination-foiled-by-studio-collapse. 12 March 2009 [6] Activism: Brilliant High School ‘Assassination’ Foiled by Studio Collapse. The film was highly praised by MTV. This has attracted a response in the media urging a theatrical release. in April 2010. latimes. thesun. The network added that "The film's central mystery keeps you guessing intelligently. Los Angeles Times. 13 March 2009 [7] Is ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT getting shafted? Looks like! (http:/ / www. The school mascot (Friar) was inspired from Fenwick. php). . The look of the school and style of dress were drawn from these high schools. because of YFG's bankruptcy it was reported that the film would not receive a theatrical release. but brilliantly balances every reference to Nietzsche with a joke about a chocolate swirly. com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2008/ 12/ court-compeles. uk/ sol/ homepage/ showbiz/ film/ article2292656. followed by a wide release on March 27. 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. php) Film School Rejects."[15] In Russia. the film was not released to theaters but announced for a May 14 premiere on the Russian TNT TV. Thompson is "completely convincing" and Barton is "captivating". 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. . Film School Rejects. Chinatown. Al. The movie was shot on location at Bayonne High School in Bayonne. ece) The Sun. com/ reviews/ sundance-review-assassination-of-a-high-school-president. Calpin attended Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton Pennsylvania while Jakubowski attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park. indicating a mixed critical reaction. 2007. the movie was released in Portugal. Barton spoke to reporters about the future of the film: "They just can't get the funding to distribute it.[18] [19] However. distributed by Ecofilmes. and would instead be released straight-to-DVD on October 6."[21] The Hollywood Reporter cited the film's lack of "novel insights" but praised the performance of two of its actors. The Usual Suspects. and avoiding a direct-to-dvd release by Sony who own the home video distribution rights.''Assassination of a High School President'' • John Magaro as Cipriato 305 Inspiration The fictional St. Illinois. Claudia (2008-12-12). filmschoolrejects. "Movie stars seen around Hudson County" The Union City Reporter. [2] Eller. filmschoolrejects. [3] Mischa goes back to school (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-03-03. aintitcool. "Court compels Yari Film Group's releasing unit into Chapter 11" (http:/ / latimesblogs.

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based on the 2005–2006 comic book series of the same name. Radha Mitchell plays Greer's partner Agent Peters. Directed by Jonathan Mostow.444.''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. Rosamund Pike plays Greer's wife Maggie. Boris Kodjoe as Greer and Peters' boss Stone. . and James Cromwell as the creator of the surrogates Lionel Canter. it stars Bruce Willis as FBI Agent Tom Greer who ventures out into the real world to investigate the murder of surrogates. 2009 89 min. with Ving Rhames as the anti-surrogate religious leader Prophet. [1] United States English $80 million [2] [3] $122.772 Surrogates is a 2009 American science fiction-action film.

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

a man hired to kill Lionel Canter.[7] James Cromwell as Dr. the inventor of the surrogates. Disney acquired feature film rights to the 2005–2006 comic book series The Surrogates with the intent to distribute under Touchstone Pictures. who investigates the mysterious murder of a college student [5] Radha Mitchell as Agent Jennifer Peters. a surrogate that belonged to Lionel Canter's son. • Helena Mattsson as JJ. Agent Greer's partner[6] Rosamund Pike as Maggie Greer. Taunton. Michael Cudlitz as Colonel Brendon Devin Ratray as Bobby Saunders. The movie has sold 676. a blonde female surrogate. The film was then released the next day in North American cinemas by Touchstone Pictures. Hopedale.558. [7] James Francis Ginty as Canter Surrogate. Under Disney. Worcester. Release The world premiere debuted at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Jonathan Mostow was attached to direct the film based on an adapted screenplay by Michael Ferris and John Brancato.701 in DVD sales. Los Angeles.''Surrogates (film)'' 309 Cast Bruce Willis as FBI Agent Tom Greer. Bruce Willis was cast to star in the lead role. Brickyard VFX. 2009. • • • • • • • • • • • Production In March 2007.603 units which gives it an overall total of $11. and they enlisted producer Todd Lieberman to move it forward.[16] Industrial Light and Magic and Moving Picture Company. The Blu-ray version features four deleted scenes.[13] and Wayland.[6] Boris Kodjoe as Andrew Stone.[8] The following November. Trevor Donovan as Surrogate Tom Greer Jack Noseworthy as Miles Strickland. Filming was scheduled to begin in February 2008 in Lynn. Peters and Greer's supervisor at the FBI. The DVD & Blu-ray was released on January 26.[14] [15] Visual effects were handled by Sandbox FX.[17] Soundtrack .[10] Milford. a commentary by director Jonathan Mostow.[7] Filming then took place in the Massachusetts cities Lynn. a cult figure who disdains surrogates. 2010.[11] [12] Lawrence. Agent Greer's wife[6] Ving Rhames as The Prophet.[5] It was delayed.[9] beginning on April 29. 2008 in Woburn. and 2 featurettes. the administrator of the FBI computer system that controls the surrogate network. The project was conceived by Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks (Handelman's wife who is better known for her acting). California on September 24. Lionel Canter. Massachusetts.

''Surrogates (film)''


Surrogates: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Film score by Richard Marvin Released Recorded Genre Label Producer November 10, 2009 2009 Soundtrack Lakeshore Records Richard Marvin Professional reviews
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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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The main plot revolves around two longtime NYPD partners (portrayed by Willis and Morgan) on the trail of a stolen.444. and starring Bruce Willis. mint-condition baseball card who find themselves up against a merciless.''Cop Out (2010 film)'' 314 Cop Out (2010 film) Cop Out Official poster Directed by Produced by Kevin Smith Marc E. 2010 107 minutes [1] United States English $37 million [2] [3] $55. This is the first film that Smith directed for which he did not write the screenplay.975 Cop Out is 2010 American film directed by Kevin Smith. memorabilia-obsessed violent gangster. rare. February 26. Tracy Morgan & Seann William Scott. written by brothers Mark and Robb Cullen. . 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.

They go to the dealer. Though his ex-wife Pam's second husband Roy (Jason Lee) offers to pay for the wedding. Jimmy's daughter Ava (Michelle Trachtenberg) is getting married. Not wanting to get Jimmy and Paul hurt. When they find the car. but Paul's bullet goes through the head of the baseball player on Jimmy's card. Paul is worried that his wife Debbie (Rashida Jones) is cheating on him. so he sets up a secret video camera in a teddy bear. While Jimmy is selling a 1952 Andy Pafko baseball card to pay for the wedding. are celebrating their ninth year together as partners. During the closing credits. 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. Jimmy lets Roy pay for the wedding. but is surrounded by the gang. Jimmy goes in to retrieve the card. Jimmy is determined to find a way to come up with the money so that Roy won't humiliate him. After failing to capture Juan Diaz (Cory Fernandez) and for causing a disastrous neighborhood shootout and beating up a child. she flees. Jimmy and Paul pay Dave's bail so that he may retrieve the card and gun. 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. 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.''Cop Out (2010 film)'' 315 Plot James "Jimmy" Monroe (Bruce Willis) and Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan). Paul is calling Debbie. but he falls out of a tree and apparently dies. Gabriela reveals that she's the mistress of a murdered drug lord who was kidnapped by Poh Boy's gang. 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. but tells Paul there's nothing on it. They shoot him dead. Jimmy and Paul find Poh Boy holding Gabriela at gunpoint. Pleased with the duo's investigation and assisting two colleagues (Adam Brody & Kevin Pollak) who were caught in the shootout. At the same time. a heartless police captain suspends them without pay refusing to care about Jim's feelings for his daughter's wedding. Jimmy previews the tape from Paul's hidden camera and finds what looks to be Debbie and another man. 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. Paul arrests Dave and discovers he has sold the card and gun for a better script. 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 . Dejected at the destruction of his prized card. cops working for the NYPD. After killing most of the gang. who tells them they may have the card if they retrieve a stolen car. Poh Boy (Guillermo Díaz). which is hidden in Poh Boy's shirt pocket. Jimmy is robbed by Dave (Seann William Scott). They find out that Dave is going to rob a house that night. and the price for the wedding is close to fifty thousand dollars. who steals his card and Paul's favorite gun whilst robbing the shop Jimmy was selling his card to. 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. which contains information about offshore bank accounts.

and he and Dave Klein.875.[15] for a February 26. Kevin Smith announced via his Twitter page that the film would indeed go by the new title. that's right up my alley.[8] though Smith denies that the original change was requested by the studio. 2009.[4] [5] Prior to principal photography."[13] [14] The studio requested Smith to storyboard the entire film.439. 2009 and then attached to Sherlock Holmes. Variety reported[6] that the title had been changed to A Couple of Cops due to controversy surrounding the original one. reviewed the results with Warner Bros.''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. [6] —Kevin Smith. Cop Out cost Warner studios $37 million to produce.[2] Marketing The first trailer for the film was released on December 23.[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. in addition to A Couple of Dicks.[17] earning $18. Willis joked that. the first feature film Smith has ever directed. The film was also advertised extensively in the United States during NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Ultimately. Smith acknowledged that the film is "not MY movie. “ [T]he Cullen brothers are dialogue crazy — the whole movie is like cops who are practically married but not actually. I mean.[9] While promoting the film on The Late Show with David Letterman. the director of photography.[12] At the time. the movie had at one point gone by the also-rejected title of Cop Suckers. Smith agreed. It's like Dante and Randal as cops. [it's] a movie I was hired to direct.786[3] .481 at the domestic box office and $7. Box office The film opened #2 behind Shutter Island. on why he wanted to direct the film ” On December 9. 2009 in New York City and finished on August 14. Warner Bros. recanted the story and reverted to the original title. 2010. and.[16] A red band trailer was also released on February 5. 2010 Cop Out has earned $44.211.338. 2009.[7] After negative reaction to the change.[6] Filming began on June 2. two months in advance.[3] As of May 20.126 on its opening weekend. 2010 release. but not written.[6] In December 2009. the studio changed the title from A Couple of Dicks to Cop Out.581 overseas giving it a worldwide total of $55.

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2010 104 minutes United States English $80 million [1] [2] [3] $274. Filming began on March 28.''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 13.468.524 The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone. 2009. and directed by Stallone. and the . in Rio de Janeiro. and Los Angeles. New Orleans.

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

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

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

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

2010. and the conviction the actor brings to the occasion throws the movie completely out of whack. In the Chicago Tribune. writing for Rolling Stone. On April 1."[38] Claudia Puig.[37] Peter Travers. blood that isn't digital and an animating spirit that might convince us to give a damn.7 million sum from the debut of the last previous summer action film The A-Team.[35] Some highly negative reviews appeared.S.[30] Some reviews praised the film highly. The promo trailer was edited by Stallone and it was shown at the Venice Film Festival. 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."[33] Peter Paras of E! Online said that the movie is "peppered with funny dialogue. but was later pushed back four months until August 13. stunts that don't fizzle.[27] [28] Sometime in October. epic brawls and supersize explosions. box office. it was officially released online. Reception Critical response The critical reaction to The Expendables has been mixed. Lou Lumenick labeled it "the brain-dead male equivalent of Sex and the City 2". stating. Michael Phillips said. summed the film up as a "sadistic mess of a movie". "Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction. The Hollywood Reporter said that "the body count is high and the personalities click in this old-school testosterone fest. a coherent plot. to extend production time.[39] Mickey Rourke's performance was given special recognition by some critics.300 screens."[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. 2010. 2010."[41] Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Worst Director at the 31st Golden Raspberry Awards.3 million in sales.270 theaters with approximately 4. the official international poster for the film was released. In The New York Post. which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics. writing the review for USA Today. the film earned $13. "Rourke delivers a monologue about his time in Bosnia.[45] . exceeding the $9.8 million in its opening weekend and took the #1 position in the U. The grand premiere of the film was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on August 10. 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. Anthony Lane called it "breathtakingly sleazy in its lack of imagination". 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.[29] At Metacritic. dialogue that actors can speak without cringing.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' 324 Release The film had an original scheduled release date set at April 23. Box office The film made its US debut at 3."[34] and the Boston Globe stated that the film is "a lot of unholy fun".[43] It earned $34. said.[26] A promo trailer (aimed at industry professionals) was leaked online in August 2009. based on 35 reviews. 2010. The film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes shows that 41% of critics gave the film a positive review based upon reviews by 182 critics." and that "The Expendables is the adrenaline shot the summer of 2010 needs.[36] and in The New Yorker.[25] On March 17. the film has received a mean score of 45. "He's amazing… a great actor. The film had its red carpet Hollywood premiere on August 3. nearly two months after the promo trailer was leaked. the official theatrical trailer for the film was released. 2010.[44] On the day of its release.

'Eat Pray Love' has decent first bite" (http:/ / latimesblogs. if he is asked to appear in it. T. hollywoodreporter. possibly as a "super villain. htm) at Box Office Mojo Amazon.524. box office during its second weekend. 'Scott Pilgrim' out of tune. boxofficemojo. Retrieved August 15.' 'Expendables' fight for o'seas No.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo has stated that the film "took a commanding lead in its debut". 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. as the first film was. he described it as "a crowd-pleaser even if critics didn't take to it. Olivier Gruner[54] and Ryan Seacrest[55] about the sequel. 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. 1" (http:/ / www. . com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 08/ box-office-expendables-on-target-scott-pilgrim-out-of-tune-eat-pray-love-has-decent-first-bite-. com/ movies/ 2010/ XPNDB.[47] As of December 17. com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 08/ stallones-expendables-to-blow-away-eat-pray-love-and-scott-pilgrim. html). ""The Expendables" cost $82 million to produce" . earning a weekend total of nearly $17 million. Hopefully."[54] Stallone reportedly wants Sheen to play a CIA agent chasing Willis' crime lord character. Frank.[54] It is thought Steven Seagal will turn down the sequel. compared to competing films Eat Pray Love and Scott Pilgrim vs.S. Retrieved 2010-08-30.468. "Box office: 'Expendables' blows up. the film has made $103. Retrieved 2010-11-04. . but "It's plotted out in my mind's eye. 2010). Stallone stated. [3] The Expendables (http:/ / www. 1 Spot" (http:/ / www.[52] Charlie Sheen. which he intends to be "a love letter to martial arts. the-numbers. Lorenzo Lamas."[50] In a recent Total Film article. com/ hr/ content_display/ asia/ news/ e3idbe87d2389f4477ce5614c5b60fadd96). 325 Home media The theatrical cut of The Expendables was released on DVD/Blu-ray on November 23. Vin Diesel. Carl Weathers. Mr. [6] Fritz. Retrieved August 30. and $171. 2010. Dwayne Johnson. Ben (August 15.[48] In an interview on August 15. "'Airbender. The results were unexpected. The Hollywood Reporter. he's coming back. and he's going to get everybody in this time. References [1] Fritz. As well.[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. html). 2010. The Numbers. too.Box Office Data. the World.068. metro. "Movie projector: Stallone's 'Expendables' to blow away 'Eat Pray Love' and 'Scott Pilgrim'" (http:/ / latimesblogs. . uk/ film/ 839187-the-expendables-takes-no-1-uk-box-office-spot).000 in the international box office. Los Angeles Times. for a film thought to have limited appeal to female filmgoers. . Willis is quoted as saying that "Even Stone Cold Steve Austin who took two bullets in the last film.[53] Chuck Norris. php). 2010. "I have an idea ready to go" and "I'm going to try to do something that's quite radical". Ben (2010-08-12).[53] while Norris' role will be a cameo like Schwarzenegger's in the first film.400."[49] Stallone announced that after having dinner with Bruce Willis.[1] [46] The Expendables remained at the top position in the U. latimes."[1] Research by Lionsgate found that between 38% and 40% of the film's viewers were female. Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Sequel Prior to release. Movie News. [5] Segers. A director's cut of the film will be due out for an early 2011 DVD/Blu-ray release. co. [2] "The Expendables . . because it will be produced by Avi Lerner. Cast Information" (http:/ / www.S.524 in the U. latimes. Jeff Speakman."[51] Sources said that Stallone had been talking with Jean-Claude Van Damme. com/ movies/ ?id=expendables. [4] "Expendables Takes No. he said that he does not have a new script yet.com | followed by The Expendables 2 Retrieved on 2010-11-4. The Blu-ray is a 3 disc combo pack. Hulk Hogan. 2010.[45] Ben Fritz of The Los Angeles Times stated that the "over-the-top shoot-'em-up'" opened to a "very strong" reception. he was courting the actor to take on a larger role in the sequel.

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The film stars Bruce .''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 15.672. 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. 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.

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

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

''Red (2010 film)'' the final two weeks of principal photography. Red has a 70% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 170 reviews with an average rating of 6. coming in second behind Jackass 3-D.100 screens at 3.[26] The first full trailer debuted in July 2010 at the San Diego Comic-Con International.[22] Additional photography was shot for a post-credits scene in Louisiana in August 2010. light-footed caper about a team of aging CIA veterans rudely forced out of retirement". 2010. California on October 11."[32] Box office On its opening weekend Red earned an estimated $22.5 million on around 4. 2011.3/10. [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.255 locations.[3] Filming in the French Quarter of New Orleans commenced in March 2010. 2011. It features actors that we like doing things we wish were more interesting.[8] Home media Red was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 25. the film had grossed over $90 million in the United States and with worldwide total of over $164 million. it benefits from flavors of humor and romance that keep its appeal from being fanboy-only".[23] 331 Release Red premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.[30] John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter stated "Although tailor-made for genre fans.[33] As of January 18.[1] Awards .[31] Critics of the film include Roger Ebert who gave the film two stars out of four. stating that it's "neither a good movie nor a bad one.[28] Metacritic gave the film a score of 60% based on a normalized rating of 34 reviews.[29] Positive reviewers of the film include Justin Chang of Variety stated Red is "An amusing.[24] [25] Marketing A teaser trailer for the film was released in June 2010.

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Malin Åkerman. due to scheduling conflicts. some months after. Lizzy Caplan dropped out the project and Deborah Ann Woll was casted as Dawn. . also dropped out the project. Marshall as Deputy Elmore Ivory Dortch as Waitress Production Shooting started on July 8 2010 in Louisiana.J. Sarah Roemer as Dawn and Lauren German as Kara. Maggie Grace and Lauren German also gave up on doing the movie. Then. who. 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. Malin Akerman and Nikki Reed. Lizzy Caplan and Kate Mara were cast to play Tes. The cast was completed then.''Catch . and was replaced by Nikki Reed. Forest Whitaker. Dawn and Kara respectively.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 . The three lead female roles have gone through a lot of change.44'' 334 Catch . Roemer was the first actress to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Laura Ramsey.44 is an upcoming action drama starring Bruce Willis. The original cast was Maggie Grace as Tes. Kate Mara dropped out the movie as well. After some months with no word about the movie. The film is written and directed by Aaron Harvey.44 Catch . Just a couple of days after. Bruce Willis and Forest Whitaker were attached to the movie.

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

Frau Schrott Ewald Balser .Det. Penn's movie incorporates Das Versprechen's darker ending.Annemarie Heller Barbara Haller . imdb. named The Pledge in 2001.imdb. Feller Siegfried Lowitz .Polizeikommandant Gert Fröbe .Lt. External links • Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1958) (http://www.com/title/tt0051588/) at the Internet Movie Database • Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1997) (http://www.Jacquier Heinrich Gretler .Oberleutnant Matthäi Sigfrit Steiner .com: Awards for Es geschah am hellichten Tag" (http:/ / www.Professor Manz (voice: English version) María Rosa Salgado . Heinzi Michel Simon . bloody-disgusting.''The Cold Light of Day'' 337 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • Heinz Rühmann .Professor Manz Roger Livesey .Schrott Berta Drews . 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.imdb. References [1] Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: A Brief History of Child Murder in Cinema (http:/ / www.com. . com/ title/ tt0051588/ awards). so he wrote the novel Das Versprechen: Requiem auf den Kriminalroman (The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel) from the previous film script.Frau Heller Anita von Ow . com/ news/ 19930) [2] "IMDB. 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.Ursula Fehlmann Emil Hegetschweiler . This failure ultimately leaves the detective a broken and witless old man. Retrieved 2010-01-01. imdb. as preferred by Dürrenmatt.com/title/tt0119073/) at the Internet Movie Database .

Plot A pair of Death Row inmates.[3] References [1] http:/ / www. com/ 5549794/ report-kane--lynch-movie-loses-director [3] http:/ / heatvision. Gary Gray signed on as director. hollywoodreporter. Filming was expected to occur in 2010 and be released in 2011 before delays pushed the project back. com/ 2010/ 05/ 28/ report-kane-lynch-movie-without-a-director/ #more-97670 [2] http:/ / kotaku. respectively. The film is based on the video game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. 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. but eventually departed the project due to difficulties with the studio. 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. vg247. com/ 2010/ 06/ kane-lynch-f-gary-gray. html External links • Kane & Lynch (http://www. escape during a prison transport and team up to retrieve a stolen fortune.''Kane & Lynch (film)'' 338 Kane & Lynch (film) Kane & Lynch Directed by Produced by F.[2] F.imdb. an ex-mercenary named Adam "Kane" Marcus (Willis) and a schizophrenic criminal named James Seth Lynch (Foxx).com/title/tt0968747/) at the Internet Movie Database .[1] It stars Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx as Kane and Lynch.

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

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