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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)

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Sections

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

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

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

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

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

On April 12.2010s In 2000. Die Hard with a Vengeance. The film was both a commercial and critical success and helped to increase interest in his acting career. he makes a cameo appearance as himself. Peers in director Oliver Stone's Pinkville. and marked his return to the role of John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard. having one side of his face made up with simulated buckshot wounds after the Harry Whittington shooting. 2007. the crime/drama film Alpha Dog. The Sixth Sense. He filled in for an [24] On many of his ill David Letterman on his show February 26. 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).Bruce Willis He went on to play the lead roles in Twelve Monkeys (1995) and The Fifth Element (1997).[25] His most recent appearance was on June 25. Rumer. his career had fallen into another slump with critically panned films like The Jackal. 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). Mercury Rising. and Unbreakable) and both actors were slated to work together in Black Water Transit. badged "Subaru Legacy Touring Bruce". appearances on the show.[20] The same year his voice and likeness were featured in the PlayStation video game Apocalypse. Subaru did a limited run of Legacys. he appeared in the thriller Perfect Stranger.[26] Willis also appeared on Japanese Subaru Legacy television commercials.[23] In Ocean's Twelve (2004). due to the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike. he appeared again. 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. a mutant soldier.[29] However. Willis was originally cast as Terry Benedict in Ocean's Eleven (2001) but dropped out to work on recording an album. Willis was slated to play U.[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.[21] In 1999. when he was supposed to be a guest. . 2003. However. such as wearing a day-glo orange suit in honor of the Central Park gates. a drama about the investigation of the 1968 My Lai Massacre. or trying to break a record (parody of David Blaine) of staying underwater for only twenty seconds. Willis then went on to the starring role in M. saved only by the success of the Michael Bay-directed Armageddon which was the highest grossing film of 1998 worldwide. following Sin City. Willis also worked with his eldest daughter. in the 2005 premiere in June 2007 film Hostage. In 2007. opposite Halle Berry. by the end of the 1990s. Also in 2000. Night Shyamalan's film. the film was cancelled. Recently he appeared in the films What Just Happened and Surrogates. he appeared in the Planet Terror half of the double feature Grindhouse as the villain. Army general William R. in honor of Willis. opposite Sharon Stone. this time wearing a Sanjaya Malakar wig. before Willis at a Live Free or Die Hard dropping out. Willis has appeared in four films with Samuel L. and Breakfast of Champions.[27] Tying in with this. Pulp Fiction. Willis played Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski in The Whole Nine Yards alongside Matthew Perry. Jackson (National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1. based on [28] the comic book of the same name. This marks Willis's second collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez.S. Willis stages elaborate jokes. In 2007. 3 2000s .

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

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

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

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

William A. Goodkat RJ Colonel Doug Masterson Harrison Hill Lt. Malcolm Crowe Ben Jordan Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Russell 'Russ' Duritz David Dunn Joe Blake Col. McNamara Mr. Waters Spike William Rose Bailey Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Himself Jeff Talley John Hartigan Sonny Truelove Jack Mosley Harry Rydell Mr.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. Named 'Die Hard 4. Stamper Major General William Devereaux Himself Short subject Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor Voice Only Uncredited Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor 8 .K. Muldoon Himself John McClane Himself Uncredited Also Producer. Blandford Lieutenant A.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.

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 .44 The Cold Light of Day Ten Kane & Lynch Looper Adam "Kane" Marcus Mel Principal Kirkpatrick Agent Tom Greer Jimmy Monroe Mr.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 .

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

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

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

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

Charlotte Rampling. Milo O'Shea. 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. Directed by Sidney Lumet. 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. but discovers along the way that he is doing the right thing. Best Picture and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (David Mamet). Best Director (Sidney Lumet). The Verdict was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Newman). Jack Warden. The movie stars Paul Newman. and Lindsay Crouse.''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 is cast in the shadow of the Karen Ann Quinlan case. the film was adapted by David Mamet from the novel by Barry Reed and is not a remake of the 1946 film of the same name. James Mason. Since the lawsuit involves a woman in a persistent vegetative state. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Mason). . Frank 20th Century Fox December 8.

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

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

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

Walter ends up driven insane by Nadia's mishaps. Nadia is quiet and shy and the two experience some awkwardness with each other. Nadia begins to drink and behave in a wild manner (a warning given by Ted which Walter disregarded thinking it was a joke made up by Ted rather than a serious warning). Nadia's jealous ex-boyfriend. (John Larroquette) exacerbates the situation by stalking the couple all night. but both backed out at the last minute. Nadia (Basinger). The film was originally intended for the recently married Madonna and Sean Penn. wreaking havoc at Nadia's friend's party and getting arrested after . as the evening goes on.''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. However. Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Pergament TriStar Pictures March 27.321.715 [2] [1] Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film. 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.000 (estimated) $39. Ted (Phil Hartman) to set him up on a blind date with his wife's cousin. David. 1987 95 minutes United States English $18.000. The film was a financial success and opened at number one at the box office. directed by Blake Edwards and starring Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis. To make matters worse. Plot Walter Davis (Willis) allows his brother.

Before the wedding.com/m/1002571-blind_date/) at Rotten Tomatoes Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www.Gary Morris & Jennifer Warnes "Let You Get Away" .Stanley Jordan "Simply Meant To Be (Instrumental)" . Boom" .com/title/tt0092666/) at the Internet Movie Database Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. What A Nite" . 8.Billy Vera & The Beaters "Talked About Lover" .) Nadia posts $10.imdb.com/work/6041) at Allmovie Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www.boxofficemojo. .htm) at Box Office Mojo . External links • • • • Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. Walter attempts to stop the wedding. htm). Retrieved 2009-07-09. Bang. [2] "BLIND DATE" (http:/ / www. Box Office Mojo. 4.000 in bail for Walter and agrees to marry David if he will help Walter escape prison time. com/ title/ tt0092666/ business).Henry Mancini References [1] "Blind Date (1987) — Box office / business" (http:/ / www. Chaos ensues. David gives Nadia chocolates filled with brandy.Billy Vera & The Beaters "Oh. 3.Henry Mancini "Treasures" . 7.Keith L'Neire "Crash.allmovie.Hubert Tubbs "Something For Nash" .''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. 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. "Simply Meant To Be" . com/ movies/ ?id=blinddate.com/movies/?id=blinddate. Track listing 1. 2.Billy Vera & The Beaters "Anybody Seen Her?" . imdb. 9. . 6. Retrieved 2009-07-20. boxofficemojo.rottentomatoes. Internet Movie Database. 5.

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

Richmond Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Pergament TriStar Pictures April 29.000.452 [2] [1] Sunset is a 1988 film released by TriStar Pictures. Garner actually has much more screen time during the movie. Written and directed by Blake Edwards. United States English Spanish $19. 1988 103 min. which was loosely based on fact as Earp actually did serve as technical adviser for some early silent westerns. This was the second film in which Garner played Wyatt Earp. the first being in John Sturges's Hour of the Gun.594.000 (estimated) $4. the movie stars Bruce Willis as legendary western actor Tom Mix and James Garner as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. released in 1967. Although Willis received top billing in his second film.''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. . The story is based on Rod Amateau's novel Sunset.

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

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

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

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

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

a cut from the 1986 science fiction action film Aliens composed by James Horner is heard. For example.''Die Hard'' on the phone in the limousine. John's Escape/You Want Money? (5:52) 4. The Battle (10:15) 20. it was highly acclaimed by critics and was considered one of the best action films of its era. The Fight (1:07) 7. 94% of critics gave Die Hard a positive review. 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."[7] Die Hard had a budget of $28 million. 1988 it widened to 1." 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. Based on 50 reviews collected by the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. The Roof (3:57) 6. TV Station/His Bag Is Missing (3:52) 13. And If He Alters It? (2:39) 9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Instrumental Version) – Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn (2:00) 30 Reception When Die Hard was released. but was limited to 3000 copies. 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). 1994's Speed was called "Die Hard on a bus". Bill Clay (2:02) 17. When Karl appears with his rifle. The Tower (1:49) 5.7 million .276 theaters the following weekend.2/10. Released in 21 theaters on July 15. Welcome To The Party (1:00) 12. Gruber's Departure (1:56) 21. I Had An Accident (2:37) 18. with music samples looped over and over and cues added to scenes. with an average rating of 8. He Won't Be Joining Us (3:53) 8.[3] 1. Argyle is listening to Stevie Wonder's "Skeletons. Roger Ebert gave it a less than flattering review. Assault On The Tower (8:16) 14. claiming that "all by himself he successfully undermines the last half of the movie. 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. Similarly to Aliens. Gruber's Arrival (3:40) 3.[2] The score as heard in the film was released by Varese Sarabande in February 2002.[5] 1996's The Rock was dubbed "Die Hard on an island".1 million. Have A Few Laughs (3:29) 11. Ode To Joy – Beethoven (3:36) 19. The film earned $83 million domestically and $140. The Nakatomi Plaza (1:50) 2. John Is Found Out (5:03) 15. grossing $7. Attention Police (3:38) 16. Going After John Again (4:33) 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. This music can be found on the Aliens soundtrack as the first few minutes of the cue "Resolution and Hyperspace". giving it a mere two stars and criticizing the stupidity of the deputy police chief character. the score by Michael Kamen was heavily edited.

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

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

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

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

Mike (September 15. com/ apps/ pbcs. Derek (January 11. html?scp=2& sq="In+ Country"& st=nyt). 1989). 1989 in four theaters grossing $36. [5] Ebert. time. Then you find out". . "Up Against the Wall. [8] Malcolm. Roger (September 29. [9] "A Stitch in Time" (http:/ / www. "At the Movies" (http:/ / www. . the callow Brit who burned up the screen in Wish You Were Here. htm). Rick (September 15. October 2. interested. com/ 1989/ 08/ 20/ movies/ the-americanization-of-emily. its critic felt that the film was "a lovely.5 million in North America. it keeps promising revelations that never quite materialize". works out awkwardly". At once underdramatized and faintly stagy. organized to honor the local Viet vets. "The movie is like a time bomb. 1990). "In Country. html?scp=3& sq="In+ Country"& st=nyt). Benedict (August 20.[9] In her review for The New York Times. Rita Kempley wrote. Caryn James criticized the "cheap and easy touches . 1989).[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". the movie doesn't seem to have any better sense than its high-school heroine of just what it's looking for. [11] Ansen. .[11] In her review for the Washington Post. It has an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 1989). com/ movie/ review?_r=1& res=950DE6D71F3CF936A2575AC0A96F948260& partner=Rotten Tomatoes). Rick Groen praised Emily Lloyd's performance: "Emily Lloyd. "Festival of Festivals: In Country". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-01. Chicago Sun-Times. [4] "In Country" (http:/ / www. "America goes to the Wall – Hollywood is still coming home from Vietnam". absorbed. Retrieved 2010-02-09 a. [6] Groen.[12] References [1] Nightingale. 1989 in 606 theaters grossing $1. "In Country" (http:/ / rogerebert. com/ movies/ ?id=incountry. com/ 1989/ 08/ 18/ arts/ at-the-movies. Caryn (September 15. Retrieved 2010-02-09. sometimes moved.[5] In his review for the Globe and Mail. [2] Van Gelder. 1989). Lawrence (August 18. "offensive and distracting". It was given a wide release on September 29. "While one can respect its lofty intentions. Deirdre (September 8. good as she was in Wish You Were Here". and it is the most complete thing she has so far done on the screen. Furthermore. 1989). Retrieved 2009-04-01. The New York Times.505 on its opening weekend. nytimes. David (October 2. . The Guardian. [10] James. is a shambles of threads dangling and characters adrift. Coping With Vietnam" (http:/ / movies. It went on to make $3. Box Office Mojo. and found James Horner's score. . The New York Times.[4] Critical reception In Country was generally well-received by critics. 1989. html).[3] Box office performance The film was given a limited release on September 15. that reduce it to the shallowness of a television movie".. 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. [3] Kelly.[7] In his review for The Guardian.3 million on its opening weekend. Globe and Mail. "In Country premiere dedicated to vets". dll/ article?AID=/ 19890929/ REVIEWS/ 909290302/ 1023). 1989).958651. but wondering in the back of your mind what all of this is going to add up to. Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2009-04-01.00. a suffering American microcosm. necessary little stitch in our torn time".[8] Time magazine felt that the script "perhaps pursues too many banal and inconsequential matters as it portrays teen life in a small town". nytimes. nytimes. "The Americanization of Emily" (http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. Retrieved 2010-02-09. Time. You sit there. 1989 at the Toronto International Film Festival. . sometimes amused. suntimes. Newsweek. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. Again". Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars and wrote. Jewison leaves it to stymied viewers to figure out the gist of it". but that "the film starts to gather force and direction when a dance. [7] Clark.[2] which Bruce Willis attended and dedicated to Canadian war veterans who fought in Vietnam. "In Country: A small-town memorial to the war". 1989).''In Country'' 36 Release In Country had its world premiere on September 7. . 1989).. USA Today. is letter perfect – her accent impeccable and her energy immense".[10] Newsweek magazine's David Ansen wrote. "What's meant to be a cohesive family portrait.9171.

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

Mikey.[1] Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son.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. 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. the illegitimate father of Mikey.500.''Look Who's Talking'' 38 Look Who's Talking Look Who's Talking Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Amy Heckerling Jonathan D.000. United States English $7. 1989 93 min.000 $297.[2] The film features George Segal as Albert. .

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

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

1990 124 minutes .''Die Hard 2'' 41 Die Hard 2 Die Hard 2 Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Renny Harlin Charles Gordon Lawrence Gordon Joel Silver Associate Producer: Suzanne Todd Co-Producer: Steve Perry Line Producer: James Herbert Executive Producer: Lloyd Levin Michael Levy Steven E. 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.

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

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

The end credits of the film begin with the Christmas song "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (performed by Vaughn Monroe). 1990). The Terminal (6:08) 12. as they did in Die Hard. Ohio State University Department of Industrial Interior and Visual Design. com/ apps/ pbcs. Maxim. dll/ article?AID=/ 19900703/ REVIEWS/ 7030301/ 1023).000 and had a wide release in 2. It was used for the last scene. "The History of Computer Graphics and Effects" (http:/ / accad. It garnered a "fresh" 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. "Die Hard 2: Die Harder (Review)" (http:/ / rogerebert. Matt.com [4] Leonard. making $21.Jean Sibelius (7:29) References [1] The film's on-screen title is Die Hard 2. html). described it as "terrific entertainment. also composed the score for Die Hard 2. Baggage Handling (3:45) 3. osu. [2] Ebert. a soundtrack album was released alongside the movie by Varese Sarabande. The Church (1:12) 6. com/ diehard/ trinity/ dh2/ ) refers to it as such. Icicle (2:53) 10.5 million and $239. org/ web/ 20080621213143/ www. Finlandia .507 theaters. foxhome. Roger Ebert. Kamen reprises several music cues from his Die Hard score (most notably during the action sequences). and the film's official website (http:/ / web. com/ movies/ lists/ 43865/ greatest-movie-plane-crashes. Roger (July 3. The Annexe Skywalk 5. archive. Chicago Sun-Times. Michigan. General Esparanza (2:11) 4. suntimes. 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). which took place on a runway. Many scenes from this film were filmed at Alpena County Regional Airport in Alpena. the movie was a box-office success and received a reasonably positive critical reception. The Runway (3:55) 8. The film had a budget of $70."[2] Joel Siegel of Good Morning America stated that the film is "the best of the blockbusters" of 1990. Die Hard 2 has domestically made $117.7 million its opening weekend. 1. retrieved 2010-01-29 [3] "The Greatest Movie Plane Crashes" (http:/ / www. . Retrieved 2009-07-10. Colonel Stuart (1:28) 2.000. Maxim named the plane crash as #2 on their list of "Greatest Movie Plane Crashes". and some video releases use the title Die Hard 2: Die Harder. The film's original advertising used "Die Harder" as both a tagline and a subtitle. The Doll (3:48) 7. the music composer for the first Die Hard movie. maxim.''Die Hard 2'' 44 Reception While lacking the huge impact of the original. almost doubling that of the first movie. edu/ ~waynec/ history/ lesson14. Soundtrack Michael Kamen. Snowmobiles (2:40) 11. In The Plane (1:37) 9. html).5 million worldwide. .[4] Industrial Light and Magic supplied the film's visual effects. while noting the rather substantial plot credibility problems with the movie. . Unlike the previous movie.[3] Production and promotion Die Hard 2 was the first movie to have a digitally manipulated matte painting.

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

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. In addition to this. [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. they are ages 7 and 4 respectively. In the following film. 1990 Running time Country Language Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by 81 minutes United States English $47.789. a toddler coping with the newest addition to the family. It stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as the parents of Mikey (voiced by Bruce Willis). . baby Julie (voiced by Roseanne Barr).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).''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.

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

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

Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow. [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue December 21. lust and vanity in America. and the original music score was composed by Dave Grusin." . Sherman's wife. The film was marketed with the tagline "An outrageous story of greed. Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin. 1990 126 minutes United States English $47.691.000 (estimated) $15.''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.000.192 The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe. The screenplay was written by Michael Cristofer. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and stars Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy. and Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy.

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

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

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

The pain of this decision was excruciating. p. Brian De Palma said "the initial concept of it was incorrect. 243.94 [13] http:/ / mojtv. Worst Actress (Melanie Griffith). hr/ film/ 5818/ vatromet-tastine. [6] "Vincent Fourcade . imdb. Architectural Digest. p. 57 #1. p. the film was nominated for 5 Golden Raspberry Awards. I think John Lithgow would have been a better choice for Sherman McCoy. but this was a studio movie with Tom Hanks in it. and I said. “Well. ISBN 0 385 30824 8. slatkocose. The Los Angeles Times. For example.. p.372.” And I think if you look at the movie now. The Devil's Candy. p. been quick to downplay the notion that the movie suffered because of studio interference: "The initial producers."[12] Overall.[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. However. in the countries of former Yugoslavia it has been aired on various TV stations dozens of times.CELEBRATING THE PLEASURES OF MAGNIFICENT EXCESS". p. [7] Salamon. much like the character in The Magnificent Ambersons. but did not win any of those categories. December 2008. because he would have got the blue-blood arrogance of the character. php?33591-Filmovi-na-satelitu-i-tv/ page10 [15] http:/ / www. 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. January 2000. com/ title/ tt0099165/ trivia) [3] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93. and it is considered one of De Palma's major works. but because it was such an expensive movie we tried to humanize the Sherman McCoy character – a very unlikeable character. moved on and went over to Columbia Pictures. latimes. com/ 1990-06-03/ entertainment/ ca-853_1_film-rights/ 2). however. and you don’t know anything about the book. . especially in Eastern Europe.171 [8] Salamon. and it is almost regularly being aired every year. In an attempt to make it more palatable to test audiences. Julie (1991). org/ showthread. Worst Supporting Actress (Kim Cattrall) and Worst Screenplay. by Mitchell Owens. but we didn’t.94 [4] "'THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES' (1990)" (http:/ / findarticles. December 2008. sat-planet. com/ p/ articles/ mi_qn4158/ is_20070202/ ai_n17205796). and you get it out of the time that it was released. December 2008.''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' Of the way Tom Wolfe's story was adapted. including Worst Picture. p.Trivia (http:/ / www. net/ showthread.94 [12] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93. If you’re going to do The Bonfire of the Vanities. . Worst Director.223 [11] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93. p. We made a couple of choices that in retrospect were wrong."[11] De Palma has. 169 – one of twenty five persons named by the magazine "Interior Design Legends". this is a movie. the film achieved a cult status in Europe. aspx [14] http:/ / www. The scene had originally been shot for slow motion.200 [9] Salamon. New York: Dell. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 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. it isn’t the book. php?t=4765& page=5 . [2] The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) .. We could have done that if we’d been making a low-budget movie. once we had cast Tom Hanks. v. I knew that the people who read the book were going to be extremely unhappy. [10] Salamon.I thought we were going to get away with it. [5] Salamon. you would have to make it a lot darker and more cynical. p. I think you can see it in a whole different way.

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

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

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. com/ m/ mortal_thoughts/ . com/ title/ tt0102469/ [2] http:/ / www. Joyce's parents Karen Shallo as Gloria. The deposition given by Cynthia is supported by detailed flashbacks throughout the film. rottentomatoes. htm [3] http:/ / www. 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.''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. boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?id=mortalthoughts. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

The screenplay is by Tom Stoppard. Doctorow. and Bruce Willis.000 $15.L. Steven Hill. . Doctorow distanced himself from the film for the extensive manner in which it deviated from the book in style and content. 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. Steve Buscemi. The film co-stars Nicole Kidman.000.363 Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Billy Bathgate is a 1991 American crime film directed by Robert Benton.L. 1991 106 min.565. United States English $48.''Billy Bathgate (film)'' 62 Billy Bathgate (film) Billy Bathgate Original Theatrical Poster Directed by Written by Robert Benton Novel: E. It is based on the novel of the same name by E. Reitano Touchstone Pictures November 1. starring Loren Dean as the titular character and Dustin Hoffman as gangster Dutch Schultz.

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

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. com/ title/ tt0101453/ [2] http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. htm . imdb.

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

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

• Chelcie Ross as Senator Calvin Baynard. Joe's foul-mouthed and ungrateful daughter. Joe's lonely wife. Joe begins to dances a jig as he says he would earlier in the film if he survived the night's events. and the total gross was $59. • Noble Willingham as Sheldon Marcone. a stripper and Jimmy's girlfriend.[3] [4] [5] [6] It grossed $7.[2] It has a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 6. Marcone's chief henchman and the secondary antagonist. 67 Cast • Bruce Willis as Joe Cornelius Hallenbeck.A. a cynical. a corrupt official who Marcone intends to assassinate to insure the legalization of gambling. Joe and his wife decide to reconcile and work things out. • Badja Djola as Alley Thug. • Danielle Harris as Darian Hallenbeck. • Kim Coates as Chet. and is killed by his own bomb.7 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database.509. • Chelsea Field as Sarah Hallenbeck. Reviews were mixed. Stallions and the main antagonist. The suitcase of money is recovered and the fleeing Marcone has ironically escaped with the wrong briefcase.923.[7] [8] . a former professional football player and the other main protagonist. • Damon Wayans as James Alexander "Jimmy" "Danger" Dix. causing him to fall off.For the helicopter blade sequence • Best On-Screen Duo .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. and some critics cited the Christmas time release for such a violent film as a reason for its sluggish box office. skillful.75 million). utterly corrupt and vilely misogynistic action thriller". cost Joe his job as a Secret Service agent. Joe's partner. smart. into the blades of a circling helicopter. • Taylor Negron as Milo. • 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. Baynard tries to pin everything on Joe who punches him out again out of annoyance. • Best Action Sequence . [1] Roger Ebert gave the film three stars.925. saying it was "a superb example of what it is: a glossy. her murder gets Jimmy and Joe on the case. where police snipers shoot him several times. who Joe jokes about doing his wife before killing. cynical. downbeat private eye and former Secret Service agent and one of the main protagonists.669 in its opening weekend. • Bruce McGill as Mike Matthews.''The Last Boy Scout'' platform. owner of the fictional L. an idiotic henchman of Marcone. • Halle Berry as Cory. At the end of the film Joe and Jimmy agree to a partnership as they walk off down the sidewalk.

variety. dll/ article?AID=/ 19911213/ REVIEWS/ 112130302). the scene that she is watching is the torture scene with Al Leong.imdb. .rottentomatoes. [4] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2010-12-12. [9] http:/ / www. [8] "Weekend Box Office Holiday Sweepstakes Starts This Week" (http:/ / articles.htm) at Box Office Mojo . Retrieved 2010-12-12.allmovie. com/ title/ tt0102266/ trivia External links • • • • • The Last Boy Scout (http://www. com/ review/ VE1117792453?refcatid=31). latimes.com/title/tt0102266/) at the Internet Movie Database The Last Boy Scout (http://tcmdb.com/movies/?id=lastboyscout. [2] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / rogerebert. [7] "JFK.com/work/28287) at Allmovie The Last Boy Scout (http://www. Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-12. .[9] References [1] "Movie Studios Urgently Need Christmas Hits" (http:/ / articles. Retrieved 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12. Entertainment Weekly. The Los Angeles Times. com/ 1991-06-22/ entertainment/ ca-886_1_image-awardThe). .jsp?stid=80812) at the TCM Movie Database The Last Boy Scout (http://www. also starring Bruce Willis. Retrieved 2010-12-12. Chicago Sun Times. com/ 1991-12-17/ entertainment/ ca-783_1_weekend-box-office). washingtonpost. Retrieved 2010-12-12. [6] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. htm). `Hook' Bring Out the Crowds `Hook' Stays Atop Weekend Box Office" (http:/ / articles. imdb. com/ 1991-12-17/ business/ fi-526_1_christmas-season). latimes. latimes. ew.''The Last Boy Scout'' 68 Trivia The movie that Darian is watching on television is Lethal Weapon. The Los Angeles Times. [5] Last Boy Scout "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / articles. Leong was one of the terrorists in the movie Die Hard. html). .boxofficemojo. com/ ew/ article/ 0. .. Variety. .com/title/title. which was also written by Shane Black and produced by Joel Silver. Last Boy Scout. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ thelastboyscoutrhowe_a0ae8c. Retrieved 2010-12-12. suntimes.00.309134. The Los Angeles Times. com/ 1991-12-23/ entertainment/ ca-784_1_weekend-box-office). com/ apps/ pbcs. latimes. [3] "The Last Boy Scout" (http:/ / www. The Los Angeles Times. .com/m/last_boy_scout/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Last Boy Scout (http://www. More specifically.

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. 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." offending no one. It may seem surprising that around sixty Hollywood celebrities agreed to play themselves in the film. The film is loaded with movie references and Hollywood insider jokes and functions as a critique of a movie business that treats artists poorly and sacrifices quality for commercial success.[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.

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

Geraldine Peroni was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing. The Player was a comeback to making films in Hollywood. 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"). 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. which pays homage to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil and Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (which are both mentioned during the scene). Opening tracking shot The opening tracking shot lasts 7 minutes and 47 seconds without a single camera break. Cameos Most of the notable Hollywood actors who appeared as themselves in the movie received no payment for their cameo appearances. Fine Line was reorganized into Picturehouse in 2005). Altman continued to work outside the studios in the late '70s and throughout the '80s. Tolkin was nominated for a Screenwriting Academy Award.[3] . and he received an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. often doing small-budget projects or filmed plays to keep his career alive. although it was distributed by Fine Line Features rather than a major studio (though FLF in itself was a division of New Line Cinema. Fifteen takes were required to shoot this scene.''The Player'' 71 Production Altman had troubles with the Hollywood studio system in the '70s after a number of studio films (McCabe & Mrs. Short Cuts (1993). It ushered in a new period of filmmaking for Altman. Tim Robbins also won the Golden Globe for "best actor in a comedy or musical" and the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. Miller.[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 Long Goodbye) lost money or had trouble finding audiences despite the critical praise and cult adulation they received. who continued on to an epic adaptation of Raymond Carver's short stories.

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

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

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

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

Streep admitted that she disliked working on a project that focused so heavily on special effects. Despite the film's winning for an Academy Award for its effects.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. I'm sorry.''Death Becomes Her'' 76 Reception The film received mixed reviews.355 upon the also opening weekends of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Bebe's Kids.[2] [3] It currently holds a 53% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 19 reviews (10 positive. leaving a faint scar. I loved how it turned out. and the large bullet hole through Helen's abdomen. Meryl Streep accidentally cut Goldie Hawn's face.[7] Computer generated imagery (CGI) software was used to create the skin effects. saying: My first.[4] Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert both gave the film a 'thumbs down'. she went off the mark by five centimeters.[5] Despite the lackluster reception. such as Madeline's twisted neck and stretching skin. But it's not fun to act to a lampstand. I think it's tedious. For example. and the production had its fair share of mishaps. You stand there like a piece of machinery — they should get machinery to do it. my last. . right here! Uh. in a scene where Helen Sharp and Madeline Ashton are battling with shovels. my only. Whatever concentration you can apply to that kind of comedy is just shredded. "Pretend this is Goldie. 9 negative). and now her head won't match her neck!" It was like being at the dentist.[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 . Bob. it lacked any real substance or character depth. no. commenting that while the film had great special effects. it won an Academy Award and Meryl Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance. Death Becomes Her was a technically complex movie to make. The film opened at #1 at the box office with $12.110.

[3] "Death Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. ew. 2000-03-24.imdb. Retrieved 2010-12-28. Retrieved October 4.php?filmid=821) . . . Retrieved 2010-10-03. variety. com/ movies/ ?id=deathbecomesher. [4] Death Becomes Her (http:/ / www. rottentomatoes..com/film.com [6] "Weekend Box Office `Honors' Tops in a Lackluster Bunch" (http:/ / articles. boxofficemojo. The Los Angeles Times. .. htm). html?categoryid=31& cs=1). go.311403.''Death Becomes Her'' 77 Soundtrack The score was composed by American film composer Alan Silvestri who also composed most of Zemeckis' other films. Retrieved 2010-10-03.com/title/title. bloody-disgusting.275733_4. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0. . com/ review/ VE1117901657. Retrieved 2007-01-25.virtual-history. latimes. . com/ m/ death_becomes_her/ ) Rotten Tomatoes profile [5] Death Becomes Her review (http:/ / bventertainment. com/ news/ 20063) External links • Death Becomes Her (http://www.jsp?stid=19219) at the TCM Movie Database • Movie stills (http://film. Entertainment Weekly.[8] References [1] "Death Becomes Her at Box Office Mojo" (http:/ / www. html?sec=1& subsec=759) Atthemoviestv. [2] "Death Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. html). com/ 1994-05-10/ entertainment/ ca-56005_1_weekend-box-office).00. html).. com/ tv/ buenavista/ atm/ reviews. com/ ew/ article/ 0.00. [8] 10 of the Most Underrated Horror Scores! (http:/ / www.com/title/tt0104070/) at the Internet Movie Database • Death Becomes Her (http://tcmdb. Entertainment Weekly. 2010. [7] "Depth Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. Variety.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

138.''North (film)'' 85 North (film) North Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Rob Reiner Rob Reiner Alan Zweibel Andrew Scheinman Novel: Alan Zweibel Screenplay: Alan Zweibel Andrew Scheinman Bruce Willis Elijah Wood Jason Alexander Julia Louis-Dreyfus Bruce Willis Jon Lovitz Alan Arkin Dan Aykroyd Reba McEntire Lauren Tom Keone Young Matthew McCurley Marc Shaiman Written by Narrated by Starring Music by Cinematography Adam Greenberg Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Leighton Castle Rock Entertainment Columbia Pictures (USA) New Line Cinema (non-USA) July 22.449 (USA) .000. 1994 (USA) 87 minutes United States English $40.000 (estimated) $7.

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

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

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

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

To its credit. 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. made by Cinergi Pictures and released in the United States by Hollywood Pictures. 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.000 Language Budget Gross revenue $19. becoming a top-five renter.050 [1] Color of Night is a 1994 erotic mystery thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Jane March. the other being The Stunt Man 14 years before. whereas this film received a 1994 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture.''Color of Night'' 90 Color of Night Color of Night Poster for Color of Night." performed by Lauren Christy. Maxim magazine singled it out as having the Best Sex Scenes in film history.000. 1994 Running time 121 min Director's Cut: 140 min English $40. It is one of two well-known works by director Richard Rush. It flopped at the box office but did well in the home video market. [3] [2] . As a measure of the difference between the two. The Stunt Man had three Academy Award nominations.726.

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

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

Worst Supporting Actor (Jane March as Ritchie)." The film opened at #4 grossing $6. It's so lurid in its melodrama and so goofy in its plotting that with just a bit more trouble. com/ title/ tt0109456/ awards [8] http:/ / www.167 in Germany.939 in Argentina.000. To call it absurd would be missing the point. $112. com/ 1994-08-23/ entertainment/ ca-30121_1_forrest-gump). imdb.104 in Sweden. Worst Director (Richard Rush). com/ title/ tt0109456/ business [7] http:/ / www. $565. latimes.690 in Austria. it could have been a comedy. anywhere. com/ reframe.com/m/color_of_night/) at Rotten Tomatoes . The Los Angeles Times. Worst On Screen Couple (Any Combination of Any Two People From the Entire Cast).imdb. com/ title/ tt0109456/ alternateversions "Weekend Box Office : 'Forrest Gump' in Top Spot--Again" (http:/ / articles. stupefied. since any shred of credibility was obviously the first thing thrown overboard. imdb. warnerbros.050 far below its $40.454. $4. com/ title/ tt0109456/ trivia External links • Color of Night (http://www. ew.726.610.[5] the film ended up becoming a box office failure grossing only $19. com/ dailynews/ pop/ 12_00/ 12_06a.00. and was also nominated in seven other categories including Worst Actor (Bruce Willis also for North). [7] Ironically the film is the first Worst Picture "winner" to take that Award and not win even one other Razzie. imdb. html http:/ / www. and $364." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote: "I was. html http:/ / telepixtvcgi. [6] Color of Night won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. [8] References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] http:/ / boxofficemojo. "whose disguise won't fool anyone. com/ movies/ ?id=colorofnight.. Worst Original Song (The Color of the Night). 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." Janet Maslin in her August 19.740 theaters. Worst Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren).725.488 its opening weekend playing at a total of 1. .085 in the UK.''Color of Night'' 93 Reaction Referring to the film as "memorably bizarre. Retrieved 2011-01-11. [6] http:/ / www.rottentomatoes. com/ ew/ article/ 0. Worst Actress (Jane March). warnerbros.299493.com/title/tt0109456/) at the Internet Movie Database • Color of Night (http://www. htm http:/ / www." She also cited the revelation of the murderer. frankly. imdb. html?http:/ / telepixtvcgi.000 budget. The film also a note worthy failure internationally grossing only $1.

and host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. It was also awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. The film is known for its rich.9 million (domestic) US$212.9 million (worldwide) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. who cowrote its screenplay with Roger Avary. The film was nominated for seven Oscars. it revitalized the career of its leading man. John . 1994 (United States) 154 minutes United States English US$8.''Pulp Fiction (film)'' 94 Pulp Fiction (film) Pulp Fiction Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Quentin Tarantino Lawrence Bender Quentin Tarantino Roger Avary John Travolta Samuel L. ironic mix of humor and violence.S. including Best Picture. Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. nonlinear storyline. A major critical and commercial success. 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. theatrical) May 1994 (Cannes) [1] October 14. eclectic dialogue.5 million US$107.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

666 Die Hard 2 Live Free or Die Hard .101. Vajna Buzz Feitshans Robert Lawrence Jonathan Hensleigh Characters by Roderick Thorp Bruce Willis Jeremy Irons Samuel L.''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. 1995 131 minutes United States English $90 million $366. 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. 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.

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

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

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Soundtrack
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)

Reception
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]

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] Summer Movie Preview - May | Movies | EW.com (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,297323_2,00. html) Die Hard With a Vengeance | Movies | EW.com (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,297354,00. html) Reelviews Movie Reviews (http:/ / www. reelviews. net/ php_review_template. php?identifier=309) 'Die Hard With a Vengeance' (http:/ / www. washingtonpost. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ diehardwithavengeancerhowe_c016b7. htm) [5] "Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)" (http:/ / boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?id=diehardwithavengeance. htm). Box Office Mojo. . Retrieved 1 December 2008.

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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

Starring

Music by

Cinematography Rodrigo García Buillermo Navarro Phil Parmet Andrzej Sekuła

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

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

Plot
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.

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

A strange telephone call in The Wrong Man is explained in The Misbehavers and Angela from The Wrong Man reappears in the final segment.''Four Rooms'' 128 Crossovers between rooms The four segments are shown in chronological order. recalls the witches' ritual with the expression "weird voodoo thing" in The Wrong Man and recalls the events of the preceding three segments when calling his boss. the events of which both precede and succeed the events of The Wrong Man. except for The Misbehavers. There is little linkage between the segments. though Ted hangs up the two cherries received in The Missing Ingredient at the beginning of 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 .

Sigfried" – 0:29 "Angela" – 0:46 "Punch Drunk" – 2:57 "Male Bonding" – 3:06 • Tracks 18-25 from The Misbehavers: . "Tea and Eva In The Elevator" – 0:55 6. Tracks 12-17 from The Wrong Man: "Hallway Ted" – 0:31 "Headshake Rhumba" – 0:41 "Skippen.[2] [3] Track listing 1. "Four Rooms Swing" – 2:11 4. 13. "Strange Brew" – 0:27 9.20 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. "Breakfast At Denny's" – 3:57 8. 17. 15. soundtrack 49. Additional music is by Juan García Esquivel. "Theme From 'Bewitched'" (Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller) – 1:01 5. "Invocation" – 1:26 7. 16. "The Earthly Diana" – 0:36 11. Pukin.''Four Rooms'' Released Genre Length Label Producer 1995 Lounge music. "Junglero" – 1:54 3. "Vertigogo (Opening Theme)" (Combustible Edison) – 2:35 • Tracks 2-11 from The Missing Ingredient: 2. 14. co-produced by Mark Mothersbaugh. "Coven Of Witches" – 0:59 10. "Eva Seduces Ted" – 2:10 • 12.

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

4 million worldwide. and won a Golden Globe for his performance. The .839. Universal granted the filmmakers a $29.''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. inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La jetée. where the story was set.5 million $168. and filming lasted from February to May 1995. 1995 127 minutes United States English $29. and starring Bruce Willis. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore.459 12 Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam. Madeleine Stowe.5 million budget. David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. and Christopher Plummer. Under Terry Gilliam's direction. Brad Pitt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Brad Pitt. The film was released to critical praise and grossed approximately $168. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film.

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

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

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

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

Gilliam and writers David and Janet Peoples received nominations. Pitt and Weiss also won awards at the 22nd Saturn Awards. The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (a making-of documentary) and production notes. Ebert wrote. effective experience. "Willis and Pitts's performances. receiving an 83% approval rating and a 6.[22] Internet reviewer James Berardinelli believed the filmmakers took an intelligent and creative motive for the time travel subplot. coming to a worldwide total of $168. The consensus reads: "The plot's a bit of a jumble. "In its frantic mix of chaos. with a hero who tries to prevail against the chaos of his condition. damp one.[9] 12 Monkeys received positive notices from the science fiction community. Costume designer Julie Weiss (Hollywoodland. but lost to Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects.[25] However. The film was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation[27] and the Academy of Science Fiction. carnage and zoo animals. James Cole is instead observing it to make a better future. Based on 45 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes.''Twelve Monkeys'' 136 Reception Release 12 Monkeys was given a limited release in the United States on December 29. based on 20 reviews. All of this is done very well.8/10 score. also directed by Terry Gilliam).[28] . 1995. Madeleine Stowe. Gilliam's atmospherics and an exhilarating momentum easily outweigh such trifling flaws in the script".[21] Peter Travers from Rolling Stone magazine cited the film's success on Gilliam's direction and Willis' performance. but excellent performances and mind-blowing plot twists make 12 Monkeys a kooky.84 million. Rather than being sent to change the past.[18] By comparison.14 million in US totals and $111. also scripted by David Peoples) and Brazil (1985. Metacritic calculated a 74/100 rating. but lost to James Acheson of Restoration."[20] Desson Thomson of The Washington Post praised the art direction and set design. dark. Thomson reasoned. 1996. finding similarities with Blade Runner (1982. 12 Monkeys is Jumanji for adults". Bruce Willis. the film earned $13. and the more you know about movies (especially the technical side). "The film is a celebration of madness and doom. Mr. Frida) was also nominated for her work. "This vision is a cold. Corliss wrote. and even the romance between Willis and Stowe feels desperate rather than joyous. it appeals more to the mind than to the senses. Holland's Opus and Black Sheep. When the 1. And as entertainment. the more you're likely to admire it. 87% of the critics enjoyed 12 Monkeys with an average rating of 7. Fantasy & Horror Films awarded 12 Monkeys the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.[23] Richard Corliss of Time magazine felt the film's time travel aspect and apocalyptic depiction of a bleaker future was overtly cliché.[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.84 million in its opening weekend.7 million in other countries.[26] Terry Gilliam was honored for his directing duties at the 1996 Berlin International Film Festival."[17] The film was more balanced with Rotten Tomatoes' 18 reviewers in the "Top Critics" poll.[19] Roger Ebert observed 12 Monkeys' depiction of the future.[16] Critical reception The film received a positive response from critics.629 theater wide release came on January 5. 12 Monkeys eventually grossed $57. before dropping from competition to From Dusk till Dawn. and is inadequate". Pitt was able to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.6/10.[24] Awards and nominations Brad Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[14] The film was able to hold the #1 spot on box office charts for two weeks in January.

1998. . . The Hugo Awards Organization. Academy of Science Fiction. Rotten Tomatoes.983933. saturnawards. benedict. pp. The Numbers. Gilliam. html). ReelViews. . com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. com/ ew/ article/ 0. ISBN 0-571-20280-2. [9] Christie. Entertainment Weekly. Benedict. [23] James Berardinelli. Woods won his lawsuit.[29] Architect Lebbeus Woods filed a lawsuit against Universal in February 1996. Pitch" (http:/ / www. .00. [18] "12 Monkeys: Top Critics" (http:/ / www. org/ works2/ suite. "Back To The Bleak Future" (http:/ / www. suntimes. Metacritic. . Terry Gilliam (1999). earning over $1 million from Universal. pp. Universal Home Video [7] Jill Gerston (1995-12-24). . the-numbers.9171. jsp). Sight & Sound. [21] Desson Thomson (1996-01-05). . Retrieved 2009-04-01. [11] [DVD's Production Notes] [12] "Suite Punta del Este" (http:/ / www. htm). com/ m/ 12_monkeys/ ). [15] "Twelve Monkeys" (http:/ / www. pp. Chicago Sun-Times.297297. James is brought into the interrogation room and told to sit in a chair which is attached to a vertical rail on the wall. html). html#film). "Brass Bald" (http:/ / www.. . [2] DVD production notes [3] Ian Christie. Ástor Piazzolla. . . com/ apps/ pbcs. Retrieved 2009-04-01. "Terry Gilliam: Going Mainstream (Sort Of)". [8] Jeff Gordinier (1995-05-19). com/ movies/ ?id=twelvemonkeys. . Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 220–225. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2009-04-01. salon. html). Gilliam. htm#howe).00. . . [14] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Salon Media Group. Retrieved 2009-04-01.com. washingtonpost. probing for weaknesses as the inquisitors interrogate him. [19] "12 Monkeys (1995): Reviews" (http:/ / www. "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / rogerebert. "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. com/ title/ tt0116479/ ). Universal Home Video [6] Terry Gilliam. Retrieved 2009-04-01. com/ ew/ article/ 0. Retrieved 19 Jan 2010. Fantasy & Horror Films. Rolling Stone. . com/ Visual/ Monkeys/ Monkeys. goldenglobes. Retrieved 2007-04-14. Retrieved 2009-04-04.com. ew. "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. . html). [29] "Copyright Casebook: 12 Monkeys . Charles Roven. DVD audio commentary. boxofficemojo. London: Faber and Faber. "Time and the Machine". . org/ ampas_awards/ DisplayMain. org/ past. rollingstone. Retrieved 2009-04-01. The New York Times.''Twelve Monkeys'' 137 Lebbeus Woods lawsuit In the beginning of the film. . Retrieved 2009-04-01. time. Retrieved 2009-04-01. com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ twelvemonkeys. Retrieved 2009-03-30.Universal Studios and Lebbeus Woods" (http:/ / www. [26] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. . A sphere supported by a metal armature is suspended directly in front of him. aspx). and allowed the studio to continue distribution of the film. com/ 05/ reviews/ monkey2. org/ ?page_id=24). [24] Richard Corliss (1996-01-08). [4] Christie. [17] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-04-04. Amazon. [27] "1996 Hugo Awards" (http:/ / www. The Washington Post.226–230 [5] The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (http:/ / www. Retrieved 09-12-2010. [25] "1995 (68) Academy Awards" (http:/ / awardsdatabase. com/ m/ 12_monkeys/ ?critic=creamcrop). Rotten Tomatoes. [22] Peter Travers (1996-01-25). com/ movies/ 1995/ 012MN. Retrieved 2008-03-12.231–233 [10] Nick James (April 1996). Retrieved 2009-04-01. com/ movie/ twelve-monkeys). ew. Retrieved 2009-04-05. Box Office Mojo. org/ browse/ film/ 23446). imdb. . . html). com/ reviews/ movie/ 5948875/ review/ 5948876/ 12_monkeys). [13] "SALON Reviews:12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. amazon.. "Twelve Monkeys" (http:/ / www. [20] Roger Ebert (1996-01-05). dll/ article?AID=/ 19960105/ REVIEWS/ 601050301/ 1023).[29] References [1] Chris Nashawaty (2006-08-04).1219922_1. Entertainment Weekly. [28] "Past Saturn Awards" (http:/ / www. claiming that his work "Neomechanical Tower (Upper) Chamber" was used without permission. php). thehugoawards. net/ movies/ t/ twelve_mon. rottentomatoes. rottentomatoes. [16] "12 Monkeys (Special Edition) (1996)" (http:/ / www.00. "They Call Him Mr. com/ exec/ obidos/ ASIN/ B0007PALZ2). piazzolla. Time. Retrieved 2009-03-24. oscars. metacritic. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 1997. html). . Retrieved 2009-04-01. Gilliam on Gilliam. reelviews.

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featuring Bruce Willis's character dual-wielding two M1911 . an undertaker. The film is known primarily for its intense gunfights. in the style reminiscent of Hong Kong Blood Opera. near the Mexican border. The town is virtually deserted except for two feuding bootleg gangs .''Last Man Standing (film)'' 139 Last Man Standing (film) Last Man Standing Directed by Produced by Written by Walter Hill Walter Hill Arthur M. and a corrupt sheriff (Bruce Dern). Sarkissian Ryuzo Kikushima Akira Kurosawa Walter Hill Bruce Willis David Patrick Kelly Ned Eisenberg Bruce Dern Christopher Walken William Sanderson Ry Cooder Elmer Bernstein (uncredited score withdrawn) Starring Music by Distributed by New Line Cinema Release date(s) Running time Language Budget September 20. Christopher Walken. Plot In Prohibition Era Texas.000 US (est. and the Irish under Doyle .000.the Italians under Strozzi.that have driven the other residents away. 1996 101 min.45 caliber pistols. starring Bruce Willis. . aside from the bartender Joe Monday (William Sanderson).) Gross revenue $18. all of whom make their living by catering to Jericho's criminal elements. a mysterious character (later identifying himself as "John Smith") (Bruce Willis) drives into Jericho.115.927[1] Last Man Standing is a 1996 action film written and directed by Walter Hill. English Spanish $67. It is a credited remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo. and Bruce Dern.

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

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

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 20.386 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.[1] It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen Pictures and MTV Films.imdb. A Fistful of Dollars and Last Man Standing (http://www.boxofficemojo.''Last Man Standing (film)'' 142 External links • Last Man Standing (http://www. Beavis and Butt-head.118.bbc. and co-written and .com/title/tt0116830/) at the Internet Movie Database • Last Man Standing (http://www.co.com/movies/?id=lastmanstanding. 1996 81 minutes United States English $12 million $61.htm) at Box Office Mojo • A Comparison of Yojimbo. based on the TV series.

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

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

ska punk.4:18 * 7.4:37 3.3:53 5.No Doubt . who wrote the theme.Rancid with Stubborn All-Stars . "Two Cool Guys". is given a co-writing credit with Hayes in the soundtrack liner notes. 1996 1995-1996 Heavy metal.''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. Van Driessen singing. "Snakes" . . "White Trash" .Madd Head .3:39 Noticeably missing are Mucha Muchacha. and series creator Mike Judge. the version of Lesbian Seagull with Mr.3:06 2.Southern Culture on the Skids .3:59 6.Ozzy Osbourne . It incorporates the theme from the Beavis and Butt-head television series as a rhythm guitar line. hard rock.4:38 4.Butthole Surfers .5:05 12.4:34 8. is a semi-parody of Hayes' Academy Award-winning "Theme from Shaft".White Zombie . "Ratfinks.2:03 11. "The Lord Is a Monkey" (Rock Version) . alternative rock. "Gone Shootin'" .4:44 10. "I Wanna Riot" .AC/DC .Engelbert Humperdinck .Isaac Hayes . "Two Cool Guys" .4:21 9. "Pimp'n Ain't EZ" . "Ain't Nobody" . "Lesbian Seagull" .LL Cool J . "Love Rollercoaster" . hip hop 49:00 Geffen Professional reviews • Allmusic link [3] 1.Red Hot Chili Peppers . written and performed by soul and funk icon Isaac Hayes. which were released on a separate album. Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls" . and the score tracks. "Walk on Water" .

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

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

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

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

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

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

''The Fifth Element'' parallel to the film's narrative. "Korben Dallas" – 1:43 5. "Il dolce suono" from the 3rd act of Lucia di Lammermoor (Gaetano Donizetti/Salvadore Cammarano) – 3:10 • Performed by Inva Mulla Tchako and the London Symphony Orchestra 15. "Heat" (Serra/Sebastien Cortella) – 2:54 12. Tracks 5 through 31 on the second disc are the same tracks selected for commercial release. 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. and recordings not used in the final film. "Leeloo" – 4:56 8. 17. 22. "Timecrash" – 1:49 4. "Five Millenia Later" – 3:13 9. "Badaboom" – 1:12 13. 23. "Akta" – 1:51 7. 18. "Mondoshawan" – 4:01 3. 20. as well as music used only in previews. 21. "Aknot! Wot?" (bonus track) (Serra/Besson/Kamen) – 3:35 . although the set includes extended and alternate versions. Track listing All tracks composed by Éric Serra unless indicated otherwise. 25. "Mangalores" – 1:06 14. "Ruby Rap" (Serra/Luc Besson/Robert Kamen) – 1:55 11. "The Diva Dance" – 1:31 • 16. 19. 24. "Koolen" – 0:55 6. "Plavalaguna" – 1:47 10. "Little Light of Love" – 4:50 2. 1.

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

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

and it shares many key plot elements. 1997 124 min.''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 14.000 [1] [1] $159. . It was directed by Michael Caton-Jones. English Russian $60. Richard Gere.000.330. Its title is similar to the 1973 film The Day of the Jackal.280 The Jackal is a 1997 suspense film starring Bruce Willis. Diane Venora and Sidney Poitier.

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

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

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

Jeffries finds Simon hiding in a cache of his bedroom closet and takes the boy under his wing. and leaves at the sound of approaching sirens. but the Chicago PD went ahead with protection of Simon. as the inside man. sees the boy's ability to decipher the code as a liability and. searches the house. After Kudrow leaves. being covered in Pedranski's fingerprints is crucial evidence in its own right. though they are unaware that their conversation over the phone is being monitored by Kudrow. The situation is further complicated by the fact that nobody at the FBI believes Simon is in any danger. he contacts Jordan who explains they are fine as well as how the Witness Protection meeting is going to happen. in which they kill both . arrangements are made for a meeting at the Wrigley Building. However. who is the program chief. When Jeffries returns and finds Stacey and Simon gone. because of his impaired social abilities as a result of his autism. Peter Burrell (Lindsey Lee Ginter). instead plans to silence Simon. After killing the parents. Later in the middle of the night. Originally it was created during the Reagan Administration as a test to keep the United States' highest priority secrets under wraps. who. with only his best friend and fellow agent Thomas Jordan (Chi McBride) aware that he did not commit the crime. One day. which his girlfriend. and Jeffries is soon painted by the NSA as a kidnapper. sending a hit man and his partner to murder the boy and parents. but shortly after he is murdered too. While Jeffries introduces himself to Kudrow at his birthday party. and gives her Jordan's number to contact if there was an emergency. 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. Jeffries begins to realize the difficulty of protecting.''Mercury Rising'' 159 Plot The film opens with a hostage situation in South Dakota where FBI Agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis). Jeffries. and demands that Kudrow lay off Simon Lynch. the FBI task force kills the robbers and James. Jeffries. protects a 9 year old kid named James while trying to talk a bank robber named Edgar Halstrom into surrendering. set a trap at the meeting spot. with Jordan and a small FBI task force's help. While investigating the scene. let alone questioning Simon. 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. in typical government fashion. Colonel Nicholas Kudrow (Alec Baldwin). This then fully validates the evidence against Kudrow. Art and Simon asks Stacey for a place to stay. Kudrow. Art takes Jordan's car and takes Simon to Simon's house where his parents were murdered the previous morning. Jordan shows the evidence to Lomax and despite his initial doubts. upset by disagreement over how to handle the case. Jordan under Jeffries's suggestion arranges for Simon to go into Witness Protection. rather than rectify the problem adequately. fails to find Simon. However. Art finds Simon with Stacey and finds out that Stacey is his new friend. Lt. which. 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. Simon again calls the telephone number written in the code. he has managed to leave a letter detailing Kudrow's crimes. Leo Pedranski turns to him for help. He plans to have the NSA take over the protection for the meeting spot. who tells him he'd report to Washington. to see if anyone could break it. who were called off at the last minute. Stacey agrees and tells Art that she was going on a business trip to Des Moines to make the rent in a few days. since Jordan had been in contact with Jeffries when the incident began. 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. Dean Crandell (Robert Stanton) and Leo Pedranski (Bodhi Elfman). the assassin. is sent to investigate what is initially thought to be a murder-suicide of Simon's parents. and. Meanwhile. after realizing that Simon is talking to Crandell and Pedranski. he meets a woman named Stacey Siebring (Kim Dickens) and asks her to watch Simon for him while he goes to meet Crandell. After the shooting. Jeffries confronts his superior. After the meeting with Emily. The next morning. Jordan confirms that the fingerprint markings on it were Pedranski's. has Dean Crandell murdered by his hit man when he starts to reveal the Mercury plans to Jeffries. Art tells Stacey to call anybody for an emergency except the police. Meanwhile. who has been demoted following a diagnosis of delusional paranoia.

2007. External links • Mercury Rising (http://www.715 in its opening weekend in 2. References [1] "Rotten Tomatoes" (http:/ / www.com/movies/?id=mercuryrising.boxofficemojo.''Mercury Rising'' Kudrow's hit man and then Kudrow himself. now living with foster parents. Altogether. garnering an 18% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes.Leading Young Actor at the 1999 Young Artist Awards for his portrayal of Simon.289.386 theaters. the film grossed $32. Mercury Rising.104. Retrieved July 5.htm) at Box Office Mojo .imdb.935. who embraces Jeffries as a welcome friend.[1] Bruce Willis won the 1999 Golden Raspberry for his performance. however. having finally accepted him as a person of his trust. The film ends with Jeffries and Stacey visiting Simon. won the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film . .289 in the United States and $60. Miko Hughes. 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.107. at his school. and saves the boy as well as Stacey. rottentomatoes. just as Kudrow grabs the screaming Simon in a last-ditched effort to take him to the helicopter.com/title/tt0120749/) at the Internet Movie Database • Mercury Rising (http://www.172.000 internationally for a total of $93. Box office The film earned $10. com/ m/ mercury_rising/ ).

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

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

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

razzle-dazzle." was unrealistic.$553. She sees it as a celebration of working men: "This film makes these ordinary men noble."[11] NASA shows the film as part of its management training program. color.182[1] Total Overseas Grosses . near the end of the movie's credits there is a disclaimer stating. a contributing screenwriter. and explosion".[12] Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Following the 2003 Columbia disaster. "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.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' in Mercury Rising and The Siege. states that the film is "a work of art by a cutting-edge artist who is a master of movement. lifting their efforts up into an epic event. "that [NASA] could actually do something in a situation like this.[9] 164 Scientific inaccuracies In an interview with Entertainment Weekly.788[1] Soundtracks Armageddon: The Album . stated that his script.$352.578." Further. in which an anti-gravity device is used to deflect a comet from a collision course with Earth.[14] Box office • • • • • Budget . was "much more in line with top-secret research.709.$36. and shape—and also of chaos.972[1] Total Domestic Grosses . saying. both released in the same year as this film. "If that isn't screenwriting. a DVD edition of Armageddon was released by The Criterion Collection.131.US$140. I don't know what is".[8] In an essay supporting the selection of Armageddon. At least 168 impossible things have been found during these screenings of the film. light. in response to the disaster. 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". FX pulled Armageddon from the night's schedule and replaced it with Aliens."[10] Additionally. Despite the general critical disdain. Prospective managers are asked to find as many inaccuracies in the movie as they can. Michael Bay admitted that central premise of the film. film scholar Jeanine Basinger. who taught Michael Bay at Wesleyan University.000[1] Opening Weekend Gross (Domestic) .[13] Also.606[1] Total Worldwide Grosses . some screen captures from the opening scene where Atlantis is destroyed were passed off as satellite images of the disaster in a hoax.000. she states that in the first few moments of the film all the main characters are well established. Roy Pool.$201.089.

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

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

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

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

672. It stars Denzel Washington. Annette Bening. 1998 116 minutes United States English $70 million $116.''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 6.912 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. and Bruce Willis. Tony Shalhoub.

The bomb turns out merely to be a huge paint bomb and the terrorists manage to escape. Hubbard. Gen. Kraft is both romantically involved with Samir and his handler. A peaceful march involving all ethnic groups in New York demonstrates against the occupation of Brooklyn.S. The FBI receives warnings to release Sheikh Ahmed bin Talal. The terrorist incidents begin to escalate. under Devereaux." He straps a bomb to his body which he intends to detonate amongst the marchers. but Bridger and Samir have already left. There are reports of Army killings. 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. Hubbard kills Samir but despite their best efforts he and Haddad can only watch as Bridger bleeds to death. "there will never be a last cell. Hubbard convinces Haddad that he needs his help and Haddad returns to the FBI. In spite of objections the President declares martial law and the Army's 101st Airborne Division. Hubbard takes a terrorist suspect into custody and arrests Kraft. It is revealed that she herself provided training and support to certain militants opposed to Saddam Hussein's regime. FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Denzel Washington) and his Lebanese-American partner Frank Haddad (Tony Shalhoub) are told of a hijacked bus. 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. Hubbard and Kraft. . Martial law ends and the detainees are freed. Hubbard and Haddad arrive in time to stop him leaving but Samir shoots Bridger in the stomach as she struggles to stop him. now going by the name Sharon Bridger. Devereaux tortures and kills Husseini in the course of the interrogation. Haddad resigns in anger. Tariq Husseini. Subsequently all young males of Arab descent. New Yorkers stage violent demonstrations against the army and the racial profiling of the Arabs and the Army fights to maintain control. 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). 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. Afterwards another terrorist threat is made and a bus is bombed. due to a policy shift by the American government. occupies and seals off Brooklyn in an effort to find the remaining terrorist cells. However. sickened. She and Hubbard compel Samir to arrange a meeting with the final terrorist cell. Devereaux finally submits to arrest. continue their investigation and capture a suspect. including Haddad's son. fully loaded with passengers and containing an apparent explosive device. The U. Devereaux under arrest for the torture and murder of Tariq Husseini. Kraft insists that Samir is not a terrorist and that his continued freedom is vital to the investigation.''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. including Haddad's son Frank Jr. After the funding and support was suddenly cut. He then commands his soldiers to aim their guns at the FBI agents resulting in a Mexican standoff. A crowded theater is bombed. As the march is getting under way Hubbard and Haddad arrive at the meeting place. a kindergarten is held hostage and the FBI headquarters is destroyed with over 600 casualties. After this Bridger tells Hubbard that Husseini knew nothing of value because of the basic principles of compartmentalized information and. Samir reveals to Bridger that he himself constitutes the final cell while in another sense he says. Hubbard eventually comes into conflict with CIA agent Elise Kraft (Annette Benning). 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. are rounded up and detained in a makeshift prison camp in Yankee Stadium. accompanied by other FBI agents places Major. she finally tells Hubbard what she knows.

bomb the World Trade Center in 1993. This is actually dangerous..[Thanks to this film] Every time someone goes through the Muslim ablution. it's good to be talked about. who suggested that the story be changed to mirror the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. This idea was rejected. We're used to offensive. Should we only present every group as paragons and monoliths of virtue? The movie inspires to engender this kind of dialogue. the Muslims have total disregard for human life. He criticizes the film saying that although it is not intentionally offensive it is clumsy.[5] [6] Director Edward Zwick had met with Arab Americans."[5] "What the movie is most deeply about — it's about our own latent possibilities of repression. "Anytime you talk about issues that touch on religion of any kind. the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee came out against the film. 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. Zwick noted that The Siege's villains also include members of the U. the ritual washing of hands everybody does before they pray five times a day." He thought it was "Insidious and incendiary" because it "reinforces stereotypes that lead to hate crimes. saying. I happen to come from the school that thinks that movies should not only make you uncomfortable.''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 believe. government. 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. from this film. … How does it feel to be a lightning rod? It gets the blood going. but said that Arab and Islamic groups are upset by "the very strong equation between Muslim religious practices and terrorism.[3] Box office The film grossed $40." The groups were "faxing and calling news organizations on a regular basis" to voice their concerns." Ibish acknowledged that Arab terrorists did." says Zwick. Its spokesman Hussein Ibish said "The Siege is extremely offensive. if you've not offended somebody. "To see Americans rounded up in the streets. that's become a daily thing.623 in other territories on a budget of $70 million.S. they might make you think. It's beyond offensive." Echoing such criticism the Council on American-Islamic Relations protested that "In this film. that image is the announcement to the viewer of the presence of violence. when Arabs were immediately assumed responsible. to see Americans put into stadiums.289 in North America and $75.[2] Roger Ebert gives the film a score of 2 1/2 stars out of 4."[7] . you can anticipate this kind of reaction. in fact. 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. stereotyping and prejudice.S.[4] Controversy When the film opened. you're a nobody. and dismissed the criticism.981. I think it's better than being universally ignored.691.. . I have a friend who says. … You can anticipate any kind of reaction in these times in which sensitivity seems very high in the culture.

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

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

"In many ways. Jr."[1] Reception Critical response Breakfast of Champions received negative reviews. Stephen Holden wrote. Breakfast of Champions is an incoherent mess. Farber in which the two."[2] . Vonnegut's reaction At the close of the Harper Audiobook edition of Breakfast of Champions. among jokes. who. Dwayne's homosexual son. Much of the film was shot in and around Twin Falls. there is brief conversation between Vonnegut and long-time friend and attorney. 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. 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. Jr. in the film Bunny instead plays at the AmeriTel Inn. Idaho. Kurt Vonnegut. makes a one-line cameo as a TV commercial director. scoring a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes. plays piano in the lounge at the Holiday Inn. 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. For legal reasons. disparage this loose film adaptation of the book as "painful to watch. as Commercial director Production Lukas Haas makes a cameo as Bunny. Donald C. in the novel. In his review for The New York Times. Dwayne Hoover (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy car dealership owner who is on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.''Breakfast of Champions (film)'' 174 Plot The film is a portrait of a fictional town in the Midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters.

. Los Angeles Times. soon feels embarrassingly indulgent. com/ ew/ article/ 0.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. DTL)."[7] 175 References [1] Breakfast of Champions CD Unabridged by Kurt Vonnegut. uk/ sightandsound/ review/ 318)."[3] In his review for the San Francisco Chronicle.7972230. Retrieved 2009-07-23. html). [7] Taubin. . The New York Times. 1999). [6] Thomas.64251.allmovie. org. Peter (December 10. ew. he forces his actors to become hams rather than believable characters. "As it is. [3] Gleiberman. "Another middle-aged male-crisis opus. ."[6] In her review for the Village Voice. "The Affluent Society? Welcome to the Fun House" (http:/ / www. "Sticky-Sweet Hereafters" (http:/ / www. Kevin (September 17. Village Voice. html). Kevin Thomas wrote. . which continues unabated throughout. San Francisco Chronicle. no method. in an act of insane folly. Retrieved 2009-07-23. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1999/ 12/ 10/ DD79354. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie990916-4. it begins on a note of total migraine-inducing hysteria. . "Rudolph botches the material big time. "Way Too Much Ham In Overdone Breakfast" (http:/ / www. [5] Lawrenson. . The result could almost be his version of a Robert Altman disaster — a movie so unhinged it practically dares you not to hate it.com/work/176057) at Allmovie • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. com/ cgi-bin/ article.''Breakfast of Champions (film)'' Entertainment Weekly gave the film an "F" rating and Owen Gleiberman wrote. "Willis' performance. too heavily satirical in its look."[4] Sight and Sound magazine's Edward Lawrenson wrote. Entertainment Weekly. bfi. . Sight and Sound. Rudolph needed to make a sharper differentiation between the everyday world his people live in and the vivid world of their tormented imaginations. sfgate. 1999).00. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. all madness. Breakfast of Champions is too in-your-face. story)."[5] In his review for the Los Angeles Times. External links • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. Relying on lame visual gimmicks that fall flat. 1999). com/ books/ 9780060586232/ Breakfast_of_Champions_CD_Unabridged/ index. 1999). "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-07-23.imdb. calendarlive. Amy (September 21.0. harpercollins. Peter Stack wrote. Retrieved 2009-07-23. and insisting on pushing almost every scene as frantic comedy weighted by social commentary. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www.com/title/tt0120618/) at the Internet Movie Database • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. seems to think that what matters is the story. Stephen (September 17. 1999). Amy Taubin wrote. For the film to have grabbed us from the start.boxofficemojo.com/m/breakfast_of_champions/) at Rotten Tomatoes .com/movies/?id=breakfastofchampions. Jr (http:/ / www. and its ideas not as fresh as they should be. com/ 1999-09-21/ film/ sticky-sweet-hereafters/ 1). aspx) [2] Holden. Edward (September 2000). com/ library/ film/ 091799breakfast-film-review. Owen (September 24.rottentomatoes. Retrieved 2009-07-23. "Rudolph. nytimes. villagevoice. [4] Stack. Retrieved 2009-07-23.

including Best Picture. most notably his affinity for twist endings. 1999 107 minutes United States English $40 million [1] [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $672. a troubled. and introduced the cinema public to his signatures. 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 2.806. Night Shyamalan. and an equally troubled child psychologist (Bruce Willis) who tries to help him. The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards.''The Sixth Sense'' 176 The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by M. isolated boy who is able to see and talk to the dead. . Night Shyamalan Kathleen Kennedy Frank Marshall Barry Mendel M.292 The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American psychological thriller written and directed by M. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment).

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

despite the high price of US$2 million and the stipulation that Shyamalan could direct the film. and entered at #8 before climbing up to #1 the following week with 430 theatres playing the film. sold the production rights to Spyglass Entertainment.5% distribution fee for itself.292 in the United States and a worldwide gross of $672. Night Shyamalan as Dr. The Sixth Sense also captured 60th place on AFI's 100 Years. 100 Thrills. The color red is intentionally absent from most of the film. for the scene where Cole encounters a female ghost in his tent. The line "I see dead people" from the film became a popular catchphrase after its release. and Vogel left the company. Disney later stripped Vogel of the title of President of Walt Disney Pictures. carpet. his blue sweater and the different layers of his suit. but decided to leave it in. 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".[4] Examples include the door of the church where Cole seeks sanctuary. The Sixth Sense was awarded the Nebula Award for Best Script in 1999.806.[6] and 64 rating on Metacritic. box office.506.. 100 Movie Quotes.6 million in its opening weekend and spent five weeks as the #1 film at the U. Hill Production According to the book DisneyWar.[5] Reception The film received very positive reviews from critics. reaching #44 on AFI's 100 Years. In the commentary from the film Superbad.[8] In the United Kingdom. Vogel bought the rights to the script. It grossed $26. it was given at first a limited release at 9 screens..S.''The Sixth Sense'' 178 Cast • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Dr. It was also recently named the 89th Best Film of all time by the American Film Institute in 2007. and Cole's sweater at the birthday party. Donnie Wahlberg lost 43 pounds to achieve his character's emaciated look. Without obtaining approval from his boss. The film was #71 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.S. which included his overcoat. honoring .292. and kept only a 12. the doorknob on the locked closet door Malcolm can't open.. Kyra's mother's dress at the wake. as of April 2010. and the shawl wrapped around the sleeping Anna when Malcolm realizes he is a ghost.. 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. All of the clothes Malcolm wears during the film are items he wore or touched the evening before his death. the color of the balloon." In a special feature the filmmakers mention they initially feared this shot would be a giveaway. Disney's David Vogel read Shyamalan's speculative script and instantly loved it. Though the filmmakers were careful about clues of Malcolm's true state.[9] [10] By vote of the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. the camera zooms slowly towards his face when Cole says "I see dead people. with an 85% 'Certified Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[7] The film had a production budget of approximately $40 million (plus $25 million for prints and advertising). ranking it 35th on the list of box-office money earners in the U.[1] It earned $293. apparently in a show of little confidence in the film. Disney. the tent in which he first encounters Kyra. Michael Cera said that he made his first film audition for the role of Cole Sear. the volume numbers on Crowe's tape recorder.

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

com/sixthsense) Recognition Values: Seeing The Sixth Sense Again for the First Time (http://othervoices. • Radio Interview with Sixth Sense Producer Frank Marshall from FBi 94. fbi945movies. Other Voices.''The Sixth Sense'' 180 External links • • • • • The Sixth Sense (http://www.com/m/sixth_sense/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Sixth Sense .com/index.allmovie. essay by Laurence A.2/rickels/ index. Night Shyamalan Online (http://www.com/title/tt0167404/) at the Internet Movie Database The Sixth Sense (http://www.rottentomatoes. March 2002.html).org/2. Richels.imdb.libsyn.php?post_id=132294) .M.com/work/180403) at Allmovie The Sixth Sense (http://www.5 Sydney Australia (http://www.mnight.

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

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

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

washingtonpost. metacritic.com.com. imdb. com/ apps/ pbcs. DTL). uk.com.Trivia" (http:/ / www. [10] "The Story of Us Review .com :: Reviews" (http:/ / rogerebert. Stephen (October 15. Along With His Apron" (http:/ / www.com. . 1999). [2] "The Story of Us Movie Reviews. com/ m/ story_of_us/ ). . Retrieved 2009-12-26. . .com. Retrieved 2009-12-26. rogerebert. Mick (October 15. Retrieved 2009-12-26. metacritic. timeout.MOVIE REVIEW . story). 1999). Kenneth (October 15. com/ title/ tt0160916/ trivia).Supporting Young Actress.suntimes. . External links • The Story of Us (http://www. htm).Time Out London" (http:/ / www. The" (http:/ / www. com/ wp-srv/ style/ movies/ reviews/ storyofushunter.imdb. nytimes. Roger (October 15. rottentomatoes.Film .[11] References [1] "The Story of Us (1999) . nytimes. com/ movie/ the-story-of-us). calendarlive. [7] LaSalle. [11] "The Story of Us (1999) .com/title/tt0160916/) at the Internet Movie Database . "The Story of Us :: rogerebert.com. washingtonpost. imdb. [8] Hunter. . Retrieved 2009-12-26. [3] "Story of Us.com. sfgate. Retrieved 2009-12-26. sfgate. timeout.com. . html).Awards" (http:/ / www. com/ title/ tt0160916/ awards). [5] Turan. . com/ reviews/ ReviewComplete. Retrieved 2009-12-26. imdb.rottentomatoes. "'Story' Should Have Ended in Quick Divorce / Willis. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1999/ 10/ 15/ DD97176. Pfeiffer star as separated couple" (http:/ / www. 1999). [9] "Review of The Story of Us" (http:/ / www. . com/ cgi-bin/ article. Please. empireonline. . [6] Ebert. com/ library/ film/ 101599story-film-review. dll/ article?AID=/ 19991015/ REVIEWS/ 910150303/ 1023). asp?FID=5903). Pictures" (http:/ / uk. empireonline.com.0. Janet (October 15. .''The Story of Us'' 184 Awards and nominations Colleen Rennison was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film . "'The Story of Us' (R)" (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie991014-18. "'The Story of Us': Take My Husband. [4] Maslin. html).com.1355381.Los Angeles Times" (http:/ / www. "The Story of Us . 1999). 1999). com/ film/ reviews/ 75415/ the_story_of_us. imdb. suntimes.

" . Bruce Willis. everything. Amanda Peet. the whole.371. 2000 98 minutes United States English $24 million $106.''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. Michael Clarke Duncan. February 18.651 The Whole Ten Yards The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American Mafia comedy starring Matthew Perry. The title derives from a popular expression which means "completely. Natasha Henstridge. Kevin Pollak and Rosanna Arquette.

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

which Ebert called "perfect. to collect the money. noting in particular that the highlight was Amanda Peet's performance as Jill. based on 90 reviews. Jill. Jill meets with Cynthia. Claire Kevin Pollack as Yanni Gogolak Reception Box office The film grossed $57. 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. who will collect the money with the death certificates for Yanni and Jimmy. Oz asks her to marry him. delighted. When he mentions his debt. When the boat docks." .159 internationally.he just loves her. He reasons that. But he doesn't know . thinking he'd gone soft.492 during its U. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 46% of critics gave the film positive reviews.S. Jimmy and Frankie take Oz out on a boat. if he hadn't killed Oz. She is initially distrustful.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 47 out of 100. Jimmy has a change of heart and shoots Frankie rather than Oz. but arranges for $1 million to be set aside for Cynthia and Oz. based on 33 reviews. Meanwhile. and declines." The film ends with Oz and Cynthia dancing at their wedding. Cynthia realizes that she really does love Oz. Its worldwide total sits at $106. She melts and accepts. who witnessed all their crimes. theatrical run.262. Jill tempts Cynthia with the idea of taking the money and running.[3] Roger Ebert's was one of the more positive reviews. with an additional $49.109.''The Whole Nine Yards (film)'' The next day. Meanwhile. Frankie would have. which will be wired straight to Jimmy in exchange for her life. she'll just take the money and run. "something tells me we'll get by. completes the transfer of the money. Frankie takes Jimmy aside and says they have to kill Oz.[1] Critical reaction The Whole Nine Yards received mixed reviews from Western critics. Jimmy tells Oz that. At the bank. on a balcony overlooking Niagara Falls. thinking that Oz knows about the money.651. Out at sea. Meeting Cynthia near the airport. he's about to find out if Cynthia loves him back. ironically.371. and then come after Jimmy later. Jill lovingly runs into Jimmy's arms. she smiles and says. They give Oz an affectionate sendoff. if she doesn't. even knowing that Jimmy will kill Oz if she does.

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

It co-stars Emily Mortimer. Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Peter Honess David Rennie Walt Disney Pictures July 7. 2000 104 minutes United States English $65 million [1] $110. Chi McBride.580 Disney's The Kid is a 2000 American film. directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Bruce Willis and Spencer Breslin.317. Lily Tomlin. and Jean Smart.''Disney's The Kid (2000 film)'' 189 Disney's The Kid (2000 film) Disney's The Kid Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Jon Turteltaub Hunt Lowry Arnold Rifkin Christina Steinberg Jon Turteltaub David Willis Audrey Wells Bruce Willis Spencer Breslin Emily Mortimer Lily Tomlin Chi McBride Jean Smart Marc Shaiman Jason White Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr. .

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

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

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

and Robin Wright Penn. David Dunn. The film stars Bruce Willis. 2000 106 minutes United States English $75 million $248. Touchstone Pictures November 22. Night Shyamalan. and directed by M. After he decided to settle on the origin story aspect of his outline. 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. The film is a study on the dimensions of comic books. it explores the analogies between the real world and the mythology of superheroes. Filming for . 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.121 Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Unbreakable is a 2000 psychological thriller film written. who slowly discovers that he is a superhero. Night Shyamalan Barry Mendel Sam Mercer Roger Birnbaum Gary Barber M.118. Samuel L. Jackson in mind to portray Elijah Price. produced. Shyamalan conceived the idea for Unbreakable to parallel a comic book's traditional three-part story structure.''Unbreakable (film)'' 193 Unbreakable (film) Unbreakable Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by M. Night Shyamalan Bruce Willis Samuel L. Unbreakable tells the story of Philadelphia security guard. Jackson.

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

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

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

com/ article/ VR1117792429). 2001-10-05.[29] In September 2010. Bruce Willis. amazon. Retrieved 2008-12-19. Tarantino praised the film as a "brilliant retelling of the Superman mythology. com/ article/ VR1117789537).[24] In 2009. Barry Mendel. [14] Carl Diorio (2000-11-26). Rotten Tomatoes." (http:/ / www. [12] Scott Brown (2000-12-06). . Night Shyamalan.[28] In February 2010. the year he became a director. Inc. Bruce Willis was quoted as hoping for an Unbreakable trilogy.90839. Sam Mercer. . . . but that it mostly died with the poor box office. variety. Variety. metacritic. "Green monster gobbles B. . [15] Don Groves (2001-01-23). com/ ew/ article/ 0. 2001. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2008-12-19. Willis said that Shyamalan was "still thinking about doing the fight movie between me and Sam that we were going to do". ew. Variety. variety.. [3] M. Shyamalan instead is focusing the movie on a new mastermind to be played by himself. variety. because of successful DVD sales." 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. . Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2008-12-19. James Newton Howard. CBS.9171. [17] "The Charts" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2008-12-18. Bravo. Retrieved 2008-12-19."Samuel L. Shyamalan stated that. . html). 2001. .com. ew. IGN Entertainment. com/ film/ titles/ unbreakable). Variety. but that character has now been used for an upcoming film he will write the story for and produce. Jackson". 22" (http:/ / www. and stated that as long as Jackson was able to participate he would be "up for it". html). 2002-06-02. Shyamalan and Samuel L. "Deal makes 'Sense'" (http:/ / www. Variety. . "Comic Belief" (http:/ / www. . The New York Times.O.998594. Night Shyamalan. Box Office Mojo. he had approached Touchstone Pictures about an Unbreakable sequel. com/ ew/ article/ 0. time. Jackson said there was some discussion of a sequel when the film was being made.00. The Making of Unbreakable. Jackson said he was still interested in a sequel but Shyamalan was non-committal.[26] In August 2001. Amazon. "A New Day Dawns For Night" (http:/ / www. com/ exec/ obidos/ ASIN/ B00003CXQA).''Unbreakable (film)'' Sense. "At The Movies: A Full Plate For the Holidays". Eduardo Serra.254278. "Inside Moves" (http:/ / www.[26] In December 2000. [2] "Unbreakable (2000)" (http:/ / www. com/ m/ unbreakable/ ).[27] In a September 2008 article. rottentomatoes. Jackson asked George Lucas for a purple lightsaber in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones." (http:/ / www.O. htm). ew. Michael Fleming (1999-12-15). Shyamalan denied rumors he wrote Unbreakable as the first installment of a trilogy saying he was not even thinking about it. Retrieved 2010-04-16. Samuel L. Retrieved 2010-04-16. boxofficemojo. variety. [8] Charles Lyons (2000-01-14). Metacritic. com/ movies/ ?id=unbreakable. .starting from the stadium episode he had with Willis' character. html). Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment [4] Christopher John Farley (2000-11-27). Entertainment Weekly.00. Variety. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment [11] Rick Lyman (2000-11-24). In 2000. [10] Deleted Scenes With M.87399. . variety. com/ ew/ article/ 0. Jackson. Shyamalan revealed that the second planned villain from the first film was moved to the planned sequel. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. [13] "Unbreakable" (http:/ / www. Time. html). [9] Unrelated to this movie. com/ article/ VR1117760850).. "Moore gets 'Break'" (http:/ / www.. Inside the Actors Studio. an idea Shyamalan said the studio originally turned down because of the film's poor box office performance.[30] References [1] "Unbreakable:Review" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2008-12-19. . com/ article/ VR1117778962). Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino included Unbreakable on his list of the top 20 films to be released since 1992. Retrieved 2008-12-19. "Overseas auds crowd 'Cast Away' at B. .00.00. Retrieved 2008-12-19. [5] "Movie Preview: Nov. and didn't know he was Superman?" [25] 197 Sequels rumors This film had rumors of possible sequels circulating on different interview and in film fansites after its release. Retrieved 2008-12-19. [7] Staff (2000-03-02). 2000-08-11. [16] "Unbreakable (Two-Disc Vista Series) (2000)" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2008-12-19. [6] Angelina Chen. Retrieved 2008-12-19. com/ article/ VR1117760020).

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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. Filming began in October 2000 and ended in February 2001. Thornton and Blanchett were nominated for Supporting Actor and Actress Golden Globes for their performances in this film.903 Bandits is a 2001 American crime-comedy drama film directed by Barry Levinson. . It helped Thornton earn a National Board of Review Best Actor Award for 2001.631.''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. Billy Bob Thornton.

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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.

Cast
• • • • • • • • • • 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

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Soundtrack
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.

References
[1] http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0219965/ business [2] http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?id=bandits. htm [3] http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ weekend/ chart/ ?yr=2001& wknd=41& p=. htm

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)

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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.

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

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

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

(director's cut) United States English $70.2003 121 min. depicting a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria. he filmed the sequel on condition he could use its sub-title for his SEALs war film. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci) from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital. Willis produced Tears of the Sun through Cheyenne Enterprises. the fourth film in the Die Hard series. Lt.''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. (theatrical cut) 142 min.000 $85.000. .S. A.632. his production company. citizen Dr.458 [1] [2] Country Language Budget Gross revenue Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American war film.K. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua. Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U. and took the title from an early sub–title for Live Free or Die Hard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

788 Charlie's Angels . 2003 106 minutes United States English $120.000.''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 27.175.000 $259.

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

175. but after suffering a miscarriage while filming stunts for Trapped. It grossed $100.''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. which Lucy Liu uses in the ship dock scene. By the end of its run the film had grossed $259. This is because Dita allowed Cameron Diaz to perform the 'Dancing In The Martini' scene.788 worldwide and performing about as well worldwide as its predecessor. December 8. imdb. and had to depend on earnings from overseas box office to make profit. there is a series of online animated episodes[3] that explain how the Angels got there and their mission. MSN Movies. The song "Feel Good Time" is the film's main track. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle earned a 42% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. an act which Dita is well known for. and is performed by P!nk. . ca/ movies/ galleries/ MovieGallery. [3] "Charlie's Angels Animated Adventures" (http:/ / www. he is accompanied by Bernard Hermann's theme from Cape Fear. The Seamus O'Grady prison introduction scene is a direct reference to Robert De Niro's prison-set introduction in Cape Fear. "Take 1: Movie firsts that changed cinema forever" (http:/ / entertainment. and Luke Massy as Irish henchmen Andrew Wilson as crime scene police officer 216 Development Courtney Love. Retrieved 2009-06-05. com/ news/ ni0051302/ ). concluded by the very introduction of the movie. Reception The movie had a budget of $120 million. .111 at the United States box office. . Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson heavily sponsored the movie. Retrieved 2009-06-05.830. References [1] Jonathan Crocker. Dita Von Teese is in the credits. com). Whenever Seamus O'Grady (Justin Theroux) appears. Chris Pontius. 2004. [2] "Pink to Write Her Own Movie" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-06-05. Jonas Barnes. However. msn. Drew Barrymore's close friend. she turned it down. listed under "Special Thanks". . The movie starts up abruptly from the first film. was originally offered the role of Madison Lee. aspx?cp-documentid=17240697& imageindex=16). sympatico. using it as the launch for its T610i mobile phone. animatedangels.

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

. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Australia/New Zealand) April 7. The film stars Bruce Willis. Natasha Henstridge. 2004 United States April 9. Amanda Peet. and Kevin Pollak. Matthew Perry. 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.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.

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

based on 27 reviews. 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. com/ film/ titles/ wholetenyards).The Whole Ten Yards was a box office bomb. rottentomatoes. [2] "The Whole Ten Yards Movie Reviews" (http:/ / www.155. com/ m/ whole_ten_yards/ ). Retrieved 2008-05-16.metacritic.''The Whole Ten Yards'' 220 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Matthew Perry as Dr. . The Whole Ten Yards recycles its predecessor's cast and plot but not its wit or reason for being" . Retrieved on 2009-10-27.[1] References [1] The Whole Ten Yards (http:/ / www.[3] Box office Despite the films considerable star power and its predecessors warm reception from audiences. [3] "Whole Ten Yards.310 internationally.com/work/285892) at Allmovie The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. metacritic. the consensus being that the film was "A strained. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 4% of critics gave the film positive reviews. htm) at Box Office Mojo.781. bringing in only $16.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 24 out of 100.000 budget.328. laugh-free sequel. With a worldwide total of $26. Retrieved 2008-05-16.827.com/title/tt0327247/) at the Internet Movie Database The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.boxofficemojo.htm) at Box Office Mojo . Rotten Tomatoes. . based on 110 reviews. com/ movies/ ?id=wholetenyards. The (2004): Reviews" (http:/ / www.imdb. boxofficemojo. the film did not manage recoup its $30.allmovie. External links • • • • • The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.com/m/whole_ten_yards/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.000. less than one-quarter the gross of the original.471 domestically and $9.com/film/titles/wholetenyards) at Metacritic The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/movies/?id=wholetenyards. Nicholas "Oz" Ozeransky Amanda Peet as Jill St.

2004 United States: December 10.744.280 Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Thirteen . Pictures Release date(s) December 9. 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.

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

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

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

S.. during the meeting between Rusty.pdf) 1897 Imperial Coronation Egg by Carl Faberge (http://andrejkoymasky.''Ocean's Twelve'' plays as Lahiri cracks Matsui is "El Capitalismo Foraneo" by Gotan Project.html) Ocean's Twelve (http://www. [2] Ansen. Matsui takes offence to this. when Linus sings the first two lines of the song. Rusty asks Linus: "Kashmir?". unless otherwise noted 1. 144 (24):63 [3] Puig. "Stealing the Stock" (into) "Le Renard de Nuit" – 4:53 10. and Linus is told to wait outside. Claudia (2004).D. When Danny and Rusty come out. "L'appuntamento" by Roberto Carlos. External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://oceans12. Retrieved August 3. . performed by Ornella Vanoni – 4:35 2. 225 References [1] "An Uneven 'Twelve'" (http:/ / www. "Three 8 Bar Drum Loops" – 1:02 (hidden track) There is also a reference to Kashmir. "Forecast for 'Ocean's': Splashy and very cool" (http:/ / www. "$165 Million + Interest" (into) "The Round Up" – 5:43 3. Retrieved 2008-09-07.the version on the soundtrack is the full length version from the Candy soundtrack LP. "The Real Story" – 2:55 15. "Style Over Substance".com/work/289385) at Allmovie Ocean's Twelve (http://www. All songs by David Holmes. com/ life/ movies/ reviews/ 2004-12-09-oceans-12_x. ew. suntimes. "Lazy [Album Version]" by Yellow Hammer – 4:30 12. Retrieved May 20. "Yen on a Carousel" – 3:13 14. [5] "The worst movie sequels ever . html).com/flash. December 10. Roger (2004). "Crepuscolo sul mare" by Piero Umiliani – 2:44 7. 2007.com/title/tt0349903/) at the Internet Movie Database Ocean's Twelve (http://www. .imdb. "Ascension to Virginity" by Dave Grusin – 5:05 16.com/scripts/oceans-12_roughdraft1.# 16. com/ apps/ pbcs.allmovie. "Ascension to Virginity" was taken from the 1968 movie Candy where it likewise appeared in the epilogue -.com/liv/fab/fab27. 2004.00. washingtonpost.com. Newsweek. "7/29/04 The Day Of" – 3:11 11. Entertainment Weekly.html) . The Washington Post. com/ ew/ article/ 0. "10:35 I Turn Off Camera 3" – 2:25 6. "L. usatoday. 2010. "Ocean's Twelve" (http:/ / rogerebert. html). David (2004-12-13).com/m/oceans_twelve/) at Rotten Tomatoes Ocean's Twelve Script (early draft) (http://www.warnerbros. htm) [4] Ebert. Ocean's Twelve" (http:/ / www. Erasmo Carlos and Bruno Lauzi.dailyscript. "Explosive Corrosive Joseph" by John Schroeder – 2:33 13. dll/ article?AID=/ 20041209/ REVIEWS/ 41122004) SunTime. Stephen Hunter.rottentomatoes. Matsui and Danny (who speak an incoherent language code that Linus cannot understand). "Lifting the Building" – 2:34 5. com/ wp-dyn/ content/ article/ 2004/ 12/ 10/ AR2005033114889. "Faust 72" by Dynastie Crisis – 3:23 9. "What R We Stealing" – 3:21 8. Partie" by Roland Vincent – 2:59 4.1169126_11.

2005 113 minutes United States English $52 million $77. and was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson.''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. 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. The film's plot is roughly the same as the novel. .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. Smith's employer is Sonny Benza. a crime overlord whose influence reaches throughout the entire West Coast. The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais. In the novel.944. 2005 (Philippines) March 11.

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

The logo for the Bristo Camino police department features a Black Bear in a mountain setting. just east of downtown.''Hostage (film)'' 228 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Police Chief Jeff Talley Kevin Pollak as Walter Smith Jimmy Bennett as Tommy Smith Michelle Horn as Jennifer Smith Ben Foster as Marshall "Mars" Krupcheck Jonathan Tucker as Dennis Kelly Marshall Allman as Kevin Kelly Serena Scott Thomas as Jane Talley Rumer Willis as Amanda Talley Kim Coates as The Watchman Robert Knepper as Wil Bechler Tina Lifford as Deputy Sherrif Laura Shoemaker Ransford Doherty as Officer Mike Anders Marjean Holden as Officer Carol Flores Michael D. Bristo Camino. California. England. Jones Glenn Morshower as Lt. The exterior views of Smith's lavishly appointed house were filmed at a real house in the unincorporated Topanga Canyon area. .[2] Vehicles of the fictional Bristo Camino police department and paramedic fire and rescue service are featured heavily in the film. between Malibu and Los Angeles. Bristo Bay is the name of Bristo Camino in the original 2001 Robert Crais novel. and has since seen use in clothing items and memorabilia. where Willis is the police chief. The movie's opening scenes were filmed in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Bristo Camino was possibly intended to be a representation of Ojai or Moorpark. 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.[4] Although being fictional. the main setting of 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). is a fictional town in Ventura County. the interior scenes were done on soundstages in Hollywood. As the drama unfolds in the movie.[3] Bristo Camino also appears to have influenced the name of an unsigned indie band in Leeds. 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.

[7] Ty Burr of the Boston Globe gave the film 2 stars out of 4. com/ movie_scripts/ h/ hostage-script-transcript-bruce-willis.''Hostage (film)'' 229 Reception Critical response Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 36% based on 152 reviews. 2005. amazon. Flixster.[1] Home media Hostage was released on DVD June 21. Flixster. com/ Hostage-Bruce-Willis/ dp/ B0009ETCUQ External links • Hostage (http://www.com/title/tt0340163/) at the Internet Movie Database . [7] 2005-03-11 Roger Ebert Hostage http:/ / rogerebert. com/ m/ 1141099-hostage/ ?critic=creamcrop).[8] Box office The film earned $34. Retrieved 2010-05-30. rottentomatoes. html) Collectors site image of Bristo Comino PD badge (http:/ / waltruch. . suntimes. Retrieved 2010-05-30.939 at the box office in the United States and a total international gross of $77. rottentomatoes.[6] Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of 4.725. htm Hostage film script (http:/ / www. boston.639. com/ movies/ display?display=movie& id=7430 2/4 stars [9] http:/ / www. com/ California/ slides/ Bristo Camino.imdb. channel4. com/ apps/ pbcs.[9] See also • 2005 in film References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] http:/ / boxofficemojo. script-o-rama. html) Channel 4 Music website profile of Bristo Camino (http:/ / www. dll/ article?AID=/ 20050310/ REVIEWS/ 50301003/ 1023 3/4 stars [8] 2005-03-11 http:/ / www.[5] Rotten Tomatoes' selected top critics gave the film a score of 17% based on 36 reviews. com/ music/ myband/ BristoCamino) "Hostage (2005)" (http:/ / www. Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes. com/ movies/ ?id=hostage. com/ m/ 1141099-hostage/ ). .944. "Hostage (2005)" (http:/ / www.

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 $158.820 Sin City 2 [1] .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

worstpreviews. com/ scifiwire/ index. Mania. com. Retrieved 6 December 2008. 2005 (http:/ / seattlepi. Marc. nytimes. com/ articles/ 935/ 935585p1. com/ m/ sin_city/ ) at Rotten Tomatoes [8] James Berardinelli. published March 31. reelviews. html). digitalspy. scifi. 2005 (http:/ / rogerebert. com/ movies/ news/ a286621/ dawson-sin-city-2-will-honour-murphy. com/ 2009/ 01/ 12/ frank-millers-sin-city-2-script-finished-filming-to-begin-in-2009-says-jamie-king/ ). mtv. . suntimes. "Frank Miller's 'Sin City 2’ Script Finished & Filming To Begin In 2009. php?option=com_content& task=view& id=6657& Itemid=99). com/ scifiwire/ index. . com/ title/ tt0401792/ trivia) [6] Review of Sin City by Roger Ebert. Viacom. (2009-10-28). [27] Karger. [29] "What Does Brittany Murphy's Death Mean For 'Sin City 2'?" (http:/ / splashpage. 2005). com/ Sections/ Awards/ Cannes_Film_Festival/ 2005#Technical_Grand_Prize) [5] IMDB. . php?id=4248). com/ 2009/ SHOWBIZ/ Movies/ 01/ 14/ mickeyrourke. 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dll/article?AID=/ 20050331/REVIEWS/50322001/1023) • Frank Miller`s Sin city & 300 & Spirit (http://sincity.apple.wikia.php?storyId=4569989) • The spoilers alternate DVD commentary of Sin City (http://spoilerspodcast.com/title/tt0401792/) at the Internet Movie Database Sin City (http://www.com/articles/935/935585p1. org/templates/story/story.boxofficemojo. images and other files about Frank Millers and his comics adaptation.5 MB.ign.com/work/303869) at Allmovie Sin City (http://www.com/node/10) • Peter Sanderson's indepth analysis of the film (http://comics. • An extensive interview with Miller and Rodriguez (59:39 minutes.npr.com/apps/pbcs.htm) at Box Office Mojo Sin City (http://www.net) – Database articles.metacritic. mov) Reviews and interviews • Roger Ebert's original review of Sin City (http://rogerebert.html) • IGN UK interview with Frank Miller (http://movies.sincitythemovie.''Sin City (film)'' 239 External links • • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. Quicktime) (http://images. click "Extended Audio") (http://www.com/articles/600/600908p1.suntimes.kryspin. html?RSSwhen2008-12-04_061400&RSSid=935585) Alpha Dog Alpha Dog Promotional poster Directed by Produced by Written by Nick Cassavetes Paul Ralph Nick Cassavetes .com/film/titles/sincity) at Metacritic Sin City Wiki (http://sincity.imdb.com) Sin City (http://www.allmovie.com/wiki/Main_Page) Sin City Trailer 1 (14.ign.com/movies/?id=sincity.com/movies/miramax/sin_city/sin_city_m480.

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

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

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

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

Susan Markowitz attended the film's release and reportedly was moved by Anton Yelchin's portrayal of her son.[10] Nonetheless. hedonistic teenagers.[12] In his opening statement. 2007 after grossing $15. "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.[7] [8] On December 20.036 units sold.535 in revenue from 743. who played her in the movie. Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Ronald J.[17] It was released on the Blu-ray format on July 13." and conveying all of it beautifully. In addition. Atty.''Alpha Dog'' 244 Legal issues During filming. Alpha Dog grossed $6. 2006 that. After the screening she embraced Sharon Stone.[15] the consensus being.412. "a glossy yet unflinching portrait of violent. 2008.2 million domestically." Up-and-comer Anton Yelchin is praised as "able to bring all of the conflicting emotions of Zack. evil murder?"[19] Nonetheless.[14] The film closed on February 22. while Justin Timberlake gives a noteworthy performance. and totaled $32. 2010. Zonen prosecuted Hollywood’s co-defendants and was poised to prosecute Hollywood.[1] Critical response The film received mixed to positive reviews with a 56% rating on rottentomatoes. 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. and the California Court of Appeal for the Second District ruled on October 5."[13] On July 8.324. It includes a DVD/HD DVD combo package where both forms are included in one box.[9] On May 12. Zonen provided copies of many documents on the case and served as an unpaid consultant to the film. Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone chew the scenery.145. based on Zonen's disclosure of the files and consultant service—he should be recused from further involvement in prosecuting Hollywood. Hollywood's trial started May 15. Zonen was replaced as lead prosecution attorney by Deputy Dist.[18] Jeff Markowitz elaborated. After Hollywood was captured in Saquarema. Hollywood's attorney James Blatt tried to block the release of the movie. 2009 with the defense's opening statements saying Hollywood was not involved with the murder.115 worldwide over its six-week release.775 and was in 7th at the box office. his defense lawyer claimed there was a conflict of interest. Lynn described Hollywood as "a ruthless coward. citing his desire to have Hollywood captured.[3] Reception Box office During its opening weekend. the California Supreme Court ruled that Zonen should not be recused. 2007.[18] .[11] After the delay. The last thing that either of us want is to see this picture. 2009 he was convicted of kidnapping and first-degree murder with special circumstances for which he can face the death penalty. 2006. the California Supreme Court granted review on the case effectively staying the order to recuse Zonen. Brazil and subsequently returned to the United States.com. Susan and Jeff Markowitz's reaction Susan Markowitz has attempted to commit suicide three times. Joshua Lynn. DVD sales gathered $12.

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

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

000 $65. The main characters are played by Bruce Willis. Germany English $ 55. It was released in the United States on March 3. and David Morse.664. Mos Def.000.''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. 2006. 2006 110 minutes United States .721 [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue 16 Blocks is a 2006 film directed by Richard Donner and released by Warner Bros. The film is . (USA) 20th Century Fox (Brazil) Sony Pictures (Australia) March 3.

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

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

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

loosely based on the latter's bestselling 2001 non-fiction book of the same name. The screenplay was written by Linklater and Eric Schlosser. .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.209.''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.

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

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

2009. Retrieved September 7. 2009. 2009. 2006. org/ 5jbfMDlTF). rottentomatoes. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. 2009. Retrieved September 7.boxofficemojo.foxsearchlight. Box office The film opened on 321 screens in the US on November 17. [7] "Festival de Cannes: Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www. . Rotten Tomatoes.[8] Awards and nominations Richard Linklater was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. com/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ movies/ 17fast. The New York Times. Retrieved September 7. Retrieved September 7.imdb. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. [2] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. (November 17. . Rolling Stone. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4360399/ year/ 2006. [3] Scott. Ruthe (November 17. html). Retrieved September 7. . php?post_id=143918) • Mother Jones interview with Richard Linklater (http://www.005. "A plentiful serving of diet don'ts" (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ ?page=homevideo& id=fastfoodnation. 2006).libsyn. com/ cgi-bin/ article. rollingstone.44 million in rentals in its first seven weeks.htm) at Box Office Mojo Fast Food Nation (http://www.motherjones. sfgate.com/work/326364) at Allmovie Fast Food Nation (http://www. 2006). 2006). 2006 and earned $410. 2009.209. webcitation. variety. San Francisco Chronicle. External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. [4] Travers. Variety. webcitation. boxofficemojo.539 in the US and $1. 2009. nytimes. htm). com/ movies/ ?id=fastfoodnation. Box Office Mojo.metacritic. Peter (November 13. 2006). "Fast Food Nation: Review" (http:/ / www.allmovie. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. It eventually grossed $1. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ DDGQKMDSV91. 2009.com/movies/?id=fastfoodnation.[7] It went into limited release in Australia on October 26.com/media/2006/10/ grazed-and-abused) .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. org/ 5jbfUKQzd). A. "Fast Food Nation (2006) Movie Review" (http:/ / movies.322. 2009. Todd (May 19. asp?layout=features2006& content=jump& jump=review& dept=cannes& nav=RCannes& articleid=VE1117930559& cs=1& p=0) on September 7. com/ m/ fast_food_nation/ ). Retrieved 2009-12-13.com. htm). .com/index. [5] Stein. DTL) on September 7.com/film/titles/fastfoodnation) at Metacritic Australian radio interview with Richard Linklater (http://www.[7] and the Imagen Foundation nominated Wilmer Valderrama Best Actor in Film. 2009.804 in its opening weekend. webcitation. O. festival-cannes.com/fastfoodnation/) Fast Food Nation (http://www.[1] Home media The DVD was released on March 6. 2009. com/ reviews/ movie/ 10733406/ review/ 12450503/ fast_food_nation) on September 7. . festival-cannes. org/ 5jbfFYq0Y). 2007 and grossed $6. . [8] "Fast Food Nation (2006): DVD/Home Video" (http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ index.fbi945movies. . References [1] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. [6] McCarthy. "Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www.''Fast Food Nation (film)'' 254 Release The film premiered In Competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on May 19. . html).203. Retrieved September 7.

881 [1] [2] Lucky Number Slevin. renamed for DVD as Lucky # Slevin (also known as The Wrong Man). Morgan Freeman. Stanley Tucci. Set in New York City.''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. 2006 110 minutes  United States Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue English $27. Ben Kingsley. two feuding crime lords known as The Boss (Freeman) and The Rabbi (Kingsley). . Goodkat (Willis). 2006 United States April 7. the plot focuses on the paths of Slevin Kelevra (Hartnett). and Lucy Liu. Bruce Willis. and a mysterious hitman known as Mr.308. directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett.000 $56.000. Lindsey (Liu). is a 2006 crime thriller film written by Jason Smilovic. 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.

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

the song "Kansas City Shuffle" starts playing on the car's radio.) The film closes with Goodkat and the young Slevin shortly after Max's death. (In a deleted scene. Goodkat takes Slevin into his car and tells him that it will be a long time before they can return to New York. 257 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Josh Hartnett as Slevin Kelevra Bruce Willis as Mr. 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 . Slevin shoots Lindsey while Goodkat looks on.''Lucky Number Slevin'' to spare her and leave. implying that she's dead. D. As the car starts to drive away. 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/ movies/ ?id=luckynumberslevin.137.shtml) • • • • . . php).Feature Film Milan International Film Festival • Won: Best Film (Paul McGuigan) • Won: Best Actor (Josh Hartnett) Motion Picture Sound Editors. com/ movies/ 2006/ SLEVN. This does not include rentals or Blu-ray sales. the-numbers. To date the film has made $26.186. 2010. Retrieved December 1.com/m/lucky_number_slevin/) at Rotten Tomatoes Lucky Number Slevin (http://www.rottentomatoes.boxofficemojo. 2006. and on Blu-ray November 8.com (http://www. 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/work/320190) at Allmovie Lucky Number Slevin (http://www.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Watch: Red Carpet Premiere. bringing its worldwide total to $83. External links Lucky Number Slevin (http://www.256 in home video sales.''Lucky Number Slevin'' 258 Home media The film was released on DVD on September 12. Awards and nominations Directors Guild of Canada • Nominated: Outstanding Sound Editing . 2008. .com/title/tt0425210/) at the Internet Movie Database Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. boxofficemojo. on independentfilm.imdb. [2] "Lucky Number Slevin (2006)" (http:/ / www.independentfilm. NYC. 2009.com/films/ videogalleryfilms/lucky-number-slevin-red-carpet-new-york.com/movies/?id=luckynumberslevin. Retrieved December 9.877. Box Office Mojo.allmovie. htm).

''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. Carr DreamWorks Animation Pacific Data Images Starring Music by Editing by Studio Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) May 19. 2006 Running time Country Language Budget 83 minutes United States English $80 million Gross revenue $336.002. Karey Kirkpatrick and produced by Bonnie Arnold. Directed by Tim Johnson. it was released in . 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 his large cache of commercially-packaged food. The film was released by DreamWorks Animation and distributed through Paramount Pictures. RJ finds a nearby suburban community that has been recently erected. moving at superhuman speed. and organizes daring daytime stunts. but cannot do so. Verne is extremely pessimistic about crossing the hedge. Dwayne is able to catch them all save for RJ. and calls for help from Dwayne LaFontant (voiced by Thomas Haden Church). Wanda Sykes. RJ finds out and tries to stop him. realizes they have a vermin problem. trapped by Vincent on one side and Gladys and Dwayne on the other. destroying it. The animals flee into the hedge. but RJ realizes he needs to work faster to restore Vincent's cache. has a change of heart and uses the wagon with the food to catch up to Dwayne's van. refused to allow to come inside by the other animals who consider him a traitor. RJ jumps out of the hedge to lure Vincent into Gladys' yard. followed by an angry Vincent. despite Verne trying to get them to leave. RJ is chased by Vincent atop the van. Initially. while Hammy. After one raid. and provide him with a luxurious spot using items they've stolen from homes. who tries to convince them of RJ's manipulation. but RJ is able to convince the others to join him. RJ promises to restore the cache within the week when Vincent has fully awakened from hibernation. Garry Shandling. but instead wakes Vincent and causes the food to be crushed by a truck on a nearby road. The film features the voices of Bruce Willis. the group's elder. RJ is surprised that the other animals now consider him part of their family. and they turn to help RJ defend himself from the bear. Fearful of being eaten by Vincent. and Avril Lavigne. Gladys appears. RJ delivers the food to Vincent. As the animals try to flight. 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. while foraging for food. Meanwhile. the animals only raid for food at night. Gladys Sharp (voiced by Allison Janney). Verne. who turn the van around to return home. catching the animals in the act. With no control. 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. and accidentally makes a remark which convinces the animals he values himself above the rest of them. but at the last moment. 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. activates the new . Steve Carell. Meanwhile. encounters the hibernating bear Vincent (voiced by Nick Nolte). and a small forested plot where a pack of hibernating animals have just awoken. Nick Nolte. attempts to return all the stolen food to the humans. are angry at Verne. They are nearly done when RJ spots one last item to replace on Vincent's list. a can of "Spuddies" potato chips. aka "The Verminator". still worried about his family's safety.''Over the Hedge (film)'' the United States on May 19. Verne the box turtle (voiced by Garry Shandling). surprised to find a large hedge that separates the forest from the human community. RJ tries to steal it. but too late the wagon the food is on is dragged by a playful rottweiler named Nugent (Brian Stepanek) and eventually is all destroyed. the president of the development's homeowner association. urges the others to start stashing food for next year. Verne becomes extremely annoyed at RJ putting his "family" in danger. who abandons the group to return the food to Vincent. Meanwhile. initiated by giving the hyperactive squirrel Hammy (Steve Carrell) an energy drink. Dwayne installs a high-powered extermination system in Sharp's backyard. As Dwayne starts to drive away with the caged animals. The other animals upon learning. forcing him to reveal the truth about the food and Vincent. Eventually. RJ insists on getting the can. the van eventually makes a jump and flies through Gladys' home. RJ feels guilt over using the animals and attempts to tell the truth to Verne. With only one day before Vincent's deadline. 260 Plot RJ the raccoon (voiced by Bruce Willis). 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. 2006. Verne is able to convince the other animals that RJ is trying to help them. The impact stuns Dwayne and frees the other animals. William Shatner. RJ and Verne come up with a plan.

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

262 Reception The film was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.115 over the four-day weekend.002.. grossing $155.003 did not quite live up to DreamWorks Animation's other titles released over the past few years.284 and once again placing in third behind The Break-Up and X Men: The Last Stand.457. Soundtrack Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Label May 19. but its gross of $38. Since it was Memorial Day Weekend. behind X Men: The Last Stand and The DaVinci Code.322. In its third weekend. Over the Hedge was released on DVD October 17. Produced on an $80 million budget. the film grossed a total of $35. . the film dropped 30% to $27. is a lot of laughs and boasts a much tighter story than most animated features" Ken Fox of TVGuide. appearing during the dog chase scene.647.983.''Over the Hedge (film)'' Two minor human characters. The film had a per-theater average of $9. for a $5.993 theaters. resulting in only a 8% slide.. and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch".[2] On opening weekend.612 average from an expanded 4.340 domestically along with $180.170 average from 3.059 theaters. Critic Frank Lovece of Film Journal International found that. but today it ranks among the lowest-grossing films in DreamWorks Animation history.093 theaters and finishing third.[3] Home media A short film titled "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure" was released with the Over the Hedge DVD.474 from 4. 2006 Epic Records/Sony Music Soundtrax Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture was released in 2006. the film was in second place to The DaVinci Code.656 overseas for a worldwide total of $336. In its second weekend. two participants on The Apprentice 5 as part of a reward for winning a task.774 for a $6. Critical reaction was mostly positive with the film being rated 74% on the Rotten Tomatoes movie review aggregate site. 2006 after 112 days of release. the film held well with a 24% drop to $20.063. were voiced by Lee Bienstock and Sean Yazbeck.996.com called it "a sly satire of American 'enough is never enough' consumerism and blind progress at the expense of the environment.019. 2006. "DreamWorks' slapstick animated adaptation of the philosophically satiric comic strip . The film closed on September 4. the film was a commercial success. It's also very funny.

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

Mill Valley Film Festival October 15.130. launches himself into outer space. 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.889 The Astronaut Farmer is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael Polish. against all odds. The story focuses on a Texas rancher who constructs a rocket in his barn and. . who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Mark. 2006 United States limited February 23. David Mullen Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) James Haygood Warner Bros.

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

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

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

[2] It was produced by Revolution Studios for Columbia Pictures.090. Michos Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Gross revenue Christopher Tellefsen Revolution Studios Columbia Pictures April 13.''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. Thomas Screenplay: Todd Komarnicki Story: Jon Bokenkamp Halle Berry Bruce Willis Giovanni Ribisi Antonio Pinto Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Anastas N.611 [1] Perfect Stranger is a 2007 neo-noir psychological thriller film. 2007 109 minutes United States English $73. starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis. .

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

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

''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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. the strongest aspect of the entire presentation. Response Critical reception Grindhouse was embraced favorably by the consensus of critics. clever pastiche of old movies and movie theaters but an actual movie.. praising it as a "crazily funny and exciting tribute to the grimy glory days of 1970s exploitation films" that "will leave you laughing."[32] Critic James Berardinelli also enjoyed the film but was not as positive as other critics.[29] At the website Metacritic. which utilizes a normalized rating system.. The soundtrack for Death Proof consists entirely of non-original music. and at number seven on Stephanie Zacharek's list for Salon. the film earned a favorable rating of 77/100 based on 33 reviews by mainstream critics."[34] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle awarded the film a high rating. awarding Planet Terror two stars and Death Proof three stars.[42] which tries a little too hard. this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again. Marc Savlov listed Death Proof at number ten on his list for The Austin Chronicle. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 83% of critics gave the film a positive review based on a sample of 185 reviews. who gave the feature films negative reviews. and you find yourself watching not an arch. whose music was often played on set. [Rodriguez and Tarantino] are speaking from the hearts."[39] Jeff Vice of Deseret News. Berardinelli found the film to be "cinema as an expression of pulp with attitude."[35] Others. by contrast. Inspiration for his score came from John Carpenter. but noted that "the Rodriguez segment is terrific.. Awarding the film three stars (out of four). He gave Grindhouse as a whole two and a half stars out of four. 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."[41] ."[36] Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert was divided."[31] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film a positive review.[30] Entertainment Weekly awarded the film a "B+" rating. Soundtrack albums for both segments were released on April 3. its credibility as both mock-artifact and geeky fetish object even before the opening feature.. gasping..."[40] Maitland McDonagh of TV Guide claimed "With the exception of Werewolf Women. with an average score of 7. thrilled at a movie that knows. commenting that "by stooping low without selling out.. they're all spot-on pastiches. have considered Death Proof to be a deeper and more noteworthy segment. the Tarantino one long-winded and juvenile. but that doesn't mean everyone sitting in the theater will get it. Scott of The New York Times notes that "[a]t a certain point in Death Proof the scratches and bad splices disappear. 2007.3/10. Critic A. at long last. called the trailers ". how to put the bad back in badass. excellent candidates for exploitation immortality.. including excerpts from the scores of other films. Geoff Pevere of the Toronto Star wrote that the use of the trailers helps the film establish "."[38] Todd McCarthy of Variety claimed that the trailers were ".''Grindhouse (film)'' 280 Soundtrack influences The music for Planet Terror was composed by Robert Rodriguez. scratched and weathered venture never manages a real death grip on the senses.[28] A cover version of The Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" performed by Nouvelle Vague was also featured. O..[37] Critics generally enjoyed the fake trailers. with Larry Ratliff of San Antonio Express-News noting that "this ambitious."[33] The critics who did not like the film were not amused by the film's graphic and comical violence.

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

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

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Max Thieriot as Ned. 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. with the film scoring a 49% at Rotten Tomatoes. It stars Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew. and Amy Bruckner as Bess Marvin. it was directed by Andrew Fleming.666.[2] The critics who did like it generally thought it was refreshing. June 15. . thematic elements and brief language. Critics' reaction to it was mixed.666. 2007 99 minutes United States English $20 million $30.930 worldwide on a $20 million budget.930 Nancy Drew is a 2007 American film loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. The film was rated PG by the MPAA for "mild violence." Set in Los Angeles. Kay Panabaker as George.[3] [4] The film grossed $30.''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.

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

It received a 49% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and a 54% at Metacritic. has aired the 2002 made-for-TV version of Nancy Drew starring Maggie Lawson.832. At this point in time.S.but not enough humorous self-awareness tossed in to make the story satisfying for adults". Opening at #7 in the U.612.930 worldwide. Bruce Willis as Himself (uncredited) Chris Kattan as Burglar (uncredited) Craig Gellis as Thug Background and production Filming was done in 2006.''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. Long Beach. ABC Family. The movie was filmed in several California cities.054.[6] Plugged In said that "the film has all of the oversimplifications of a teen mystery novel with a little . La Canada Flintridge and Burbank.318 on its opening weekend and has since grossed $25.666. Reception The reviews for the film has been mixed.[7] . such as ABC Family and Disney Channel.410 overseas for a total $30. Free-TV airings for Nancy Drew U. Santa Clarita.S. Doty as Father Murphy Caroline Aaron as Barbara Barbara (doubled by Caryn Mower) Cliff Bemis as Chief McGinnis Adam Clark as Sgt. Box Office. have acquired the rights to the 2007 film version of Nancy Drew. Billings Rich Cooper as Charlie Kaitlyn Van Item as Allie Brighton Pat Carroll as the landlady. Los Angeles. cable networks. Emma Roberts did not have her driver's license and was unable to drive the roadster for the car chase scenes herself. including South Pasadena. the film grossed $6.[5] Nancy's car in the film is a blue Nash Metropolitan convertible. not Disney Channel.520 in the US and $5.

4483130." (http:/ / web. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. Retrieved July 1. com/ title/ tt0479500/ locations). Retrieved July 1. 2007.htm) at Box Office Mojo Nancy Drew (http://www. metacritic.rottentomatoes.com/work/335705) at Allmovie Nancy Drew (http://www. 2007.imdb.4483130. com/ movies/ ?id=nancydrew. External links • • • • • Official website (http://http://nancydrewmovie. calendarlive. [5] "Filming locations for Nancy Drew (2007)" (http:/ / www.com/movies/?id=nancydrew. "Hey Nancy Drew" (Chris Price) 7. "Come to California" (Matthew Sweet) 2. html). . htm).0. com/ cgi-bin/ texis. [2] "Discoveries" (http:/ / www. [7] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www. "We Came to Party" (J-Kwon) 11. story). "Nice Day" (Persephone's Bees) 9. story) on September 29. seattletimes. . . org/ web/ 20070929134832/ http:/ / www. Retrieved July 1. "Like a Star" (Corinne Bailey Rae) 8. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-et-nancydrew15jun15. . [4] "Teen detective dazzles as she takes on Tinseltown" (http:/ / archives. 2007. cgi/ web/ vortex/ display?slug=nancy15& date=20070615& source=st). Retrieved July 2. 2007. nwsource. .boxofficemojo. "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?" (Rooney) 14.warnerbros. "DARE" (Gorillaz feat.com/) Nancy Drew (http://www. "Pretty Much Amazing" (Joanna) 5. "Perfect Misfit" (Liz Phair) 3. "Kids in America" (The Donnas) 4.Shaun Ryder) References [1] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www. com/ arts/ critics/ cinema/ 2007/ 06/ 25/ 070625crci_cinema_lane?currentPage=2).allmovie. Retrieved January 17. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-et-nancydrew15jun15. 2007. calendarlive. . imdb. . reelviews. [3] "'Nancy Drew' solves the modern girl blues. archive. 2008.com/title/tt0479500/) at the Internet Movie Database Nancy Drew (http://www. com/ film/ titles/ nancydrew). "Looking for Clues" (Katie Melua) 6. newyorker. "Blue Monday" (Flunk) 10.''Nancy Drew (2007 film)'' 290 Soundtrack 1. 2007. boxofficemojo.com/m/nancy_drew/) at Rotten Tomatoes . 2007. [6] "Nancy Drew" (http:/ / www. Retrieved July 2.0. "Party Tonight" (Bizarre) 13. net/ movies/ n/ nancy_drew. "All I Need" (Cupid) 12. Retrieved July 2.

''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. 2007 129 minutes Distributed by Release date(s) Running time .

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

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

a crane yanked the car and threw it in the air onto the two cars that were also being pulled by cables. Pixel Magic. both Wiseman and Willis note a preference for Die Hard 4. a miniature model and a full-size prop were both built to assist in digitally adding the jet into the scene.[19] Digital Dimension worked on 200 visual effects shots in the film. The Orphanage. editors used the software 3D graphics program Maya to blur the background and create a heat ripple effect. 2007 with filming to begin in September 2006.[21] When the jet is shown hovering near the freeway. "Live Free or Die". and Amalgamated Pixels assisted in the visual effects of the film.[18] One VFX producer said that "Len was insisting on the fact that.''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.[16] as the film was released outside North America with that title.[13] 20th Century Fox later announced the title as Live Free or Die Hard and set a release date of June 29. screenwriter of Enemy of the State. and subtly mock the Live Free or Die Hard title. depicting a three-stage coordinated attack on a country's transportation. this one has to feel more real.[3] [11] The attack procedure is known as a "fire sale".[10] Using a Wired article entitled "A Farewell to Arms" by John Carlin.0.0 title. IGN later reported the film was to be called Die Hard: Reset instead.[21] .com by David Marconi. Marconi crafted a screenplay about a cyber-terrorist attack on the U. with added CGI for the debris and moving rotor blades.0. Early into the DVD commentary for the film. After the September 11.[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. as it revolves around computers and cyber-terrorism. the project was stalled. actor Bruce Willis and director Len Wiseman stated that they wanted to use a limited amount of CGI."[19] Companies such as Digital Dimension. financial. telecommunications. 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. 2001 attacks. which is attributed to a quote from General John Stark.[21] [22] The nine-foot model was constructed from November 2006 through February 2007.[19] The company also assisted in adding cars for traffic collisions and masses of people for evacuations from several government buildings. only to be resurrected several years later and rewritten into Live Free or Die Hard by Doug Richardson and eventually by Mark Bomback. which crashes to the ground. and in the next take the car is propelled into the stationary helicopter as it is hoisted by wires. International trailers use the Die Hard 4.[17] Visual effects For the visual effects used throughout the film. It has to be embedded in some kind of practical reality in order to give it that edge of being a Die Hard. To achieve this effect.[12] Willis said in 2005 that the film would be called Die Hard 4. The final view of the shot overlays the two takes.[14] [15] The title is based on the state motto of New Hampshire. and utilities infrastructure systems.[19] In the same sequence. R!ot. John McClane propels a car into a hovering helicopter. This was accomplished by first filming one take where an assassin with a rifle jumps from the helicopter.[21] When a F-35 jet is chasing McClane on the freeway.S.[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. because we’ve got Transformers and other big CG movies coming out.

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

"Cycler" by RipTide Music.5 million.[35] [36] A review on IGN stated "Like the recent Rocky Balboa. 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'."[38] Michael Medved gave the film three and a half out of four stars.3 million ($48. the same as Die Hard With A Vengeance (The first 2 films in the series received an 18 certificate). 1. and "War Zone" by Audiomachine. it is the most successful film in the franchise. was released on July 2. several days after the United States release of the film. but it is a lot of fun" and that it is his favorite among the sequels to the original Die Hard. film critic Richard Roeper and guest critic Katherine Tulich gave the film "Two thumbs up.[2] To date. "I'm So Sick" by Flyleaf. although obscured by gunfire. and $249."[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. 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. making it the twelfth highest grossing film of 2007." with Richard Roeper stating that the film is "not the best or most exciting Die Hard. written by Marco Beltrami.[40] Live Free or Die Hard made $9. 2007 by Varèse Sarabande (which also released the soundtracks for the first two Die Hard films)."[37] On the television show Ebert & Roeper. action-packed summer popcorn flick" and a score of a generally favorable 69% on Metacritic based on 34 reviews.[41] the best opening day take of any film in the Die Hard franchise (not taking inflation into account). "a smart script and spectacular special effects make this the best Die Hard of 'em all. This was the first film not to be scored by Michael Kamen. "Goth (Remix)" by 615 Music and Craig Sharmat." 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". Other songs in the film include "Rock & Roll Queen" by The Subways.0 million overseas.[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. opining.[42] The film made $134. "Willis is in top form in his career-defining role.[33] with reference to the line "Yippiee-ki-yay Motherfucker" which.5 million domestically. Roeper also remarked. the BBFC claimed was clearly audible therefore contributing towards the issuing of a 15 certificate. "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.1 million in its first day of release in 3.172 theaters.Beltrami incorporates Kamen's thematic material into his score.[43] Soundtrack Live Free Or Die Hard Score Soundtrack by Marco Beltrami Released Length Label July 2.''Live Free or Die Hard'' In the United Kingdom the BBFC awarded the film a 15 rating. "Shootout" (3:41) . 2007 63:06 Varèse Sarabande Professional reviews • SoundtrackNet link [44] The score for Live Free or Die Hard. On its opening weekend Live Free or Die Hard made $33. for a total of $383.3 million counting Wednesday and Thursday). '"Out Of Bullets" (1:08) 2. but Kamen is not credited on the film or the album.

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by Art Linson. and was released on October 17. about his experiences as a producer in Hollywood.[2] . What Just Happened is an independent film.''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. What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line. 2008 (United States) 104 minutes United States English $25 million $5. produced by 2929 Productions.291. Art Linson Productions and Tribeca Productions.679 [1] What Just Happened is a satirical comedy-drama directed by Barry Levinson starring Robert De Niro. 2008 (Sundance) October 17. The film is based on the book. 2008.

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

rottentomatoes. Retrieved 2009-02-07.com) • What Just Happened (http://www. the film has received an overall "Rotten" rating of 53 percent. [2] "What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line". com/ m/ what_just_happened/ ). boxofficemojo.com/title/tt0486674/) at the Internet Movie Database . . Retrieved 2009-05-24.8/10. it stated: "What Just Happened has some inspired comic moments. Rotten Tomatoes. com/ movies/ ?id=whatjusthappened. IGN Entertainment. but this inside-baseball take on Hollywood lacks satirical bite.[3] In describing the critical consensus." Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Robert De Niro as Ben. 2009. Box Office Mojo.whatjusthappenedfilm. Author Art Linson ISBN 1582342407 [3] "What Just Happened" (http:/ / www. External links • Official website (http://http://www. a Hollywood producer Stanley Tucci as Scott Solomon John Turturro as Dick Bell. Ben's daughter Robin Wright Penn as Kelly. 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.imdb.''What Just Happened'' 302 Critical reception Based on 113 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes as of February 7. with a weighted average score of 5. htm). agent to Bruce Willis Kristen Stewart as Zoe. .

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

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

[22] References [1] "Sundance Review: Assassination of a High School President" (http:/ / www. followed by a wide release on March 27. "Movie stars seen around Hudson County" The Union City Reporter. Needs Our Help (http:/ / www. The Usual Suspects. indicating a mixed critical reaction. com/ news/ activism-brilliant-high-school-assassination-foiled-by-studio-collapse.[4] Release The film was scheduled for a February 17 limited theatrical release. but brilliantly balances every reference to Nietzsche with a joke about a chocolate swirly." The casting choices were also praised. Barton spoke to reporters about the future of the film: "They just can't get the funding to distribute it. . Willis is "hilariously intense" and Barton "brings the femme fatale back for a new generation. [2] Eller. . Claudia (2008-12-12). php) Film School Rejects. thesun. "Court compels Yari Film Group's releasing unit into Chapter 11" (http:/ / latimesblogs. com/ 2009/ 03/ 12/ is-assassination-of-a-high-school-president-going-direct-to-dvd/ ) Slash. Sixteen Candles and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. filmschoolrejects. 13 March 2009 [7] Is ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT getting shafted? Looks like! (http:/ / www. New Jersey. favourably comparing it to Rushmore. latimes.[18] [19] However. [3] Mischa goes back to school (http:/ / www. uk/ sol/ homepage/ showbiz/ film/ article2292656."[21] The Hollywood Reporter cited the film's lack of "novel insights" but praised the performance of two of its actors. Film School Rejects. 2009. Chinatown. 12 March 2009 [6] Activism: Brilliant High School ‘Assassination’ Foiled by Studio Collapse. Page 8 [5] Help Save Assassination of a High School President From Going Direct To DVD (http:/ / www. the film was not released to theaters but announced for a May 14 premiere on the Russian TNT TV. The school mascot (Friar) was inspired from Fenwick. filmschoolrejects. Calpin attended Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton Pennsylvania while Jakubowski attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park. in April 2010. com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2008/ 12/ court-compeles. ece) The Sun. [20] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] Reception The film holds a 50% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. com/ node/ 40414) Aintitcool 13 March 2009 . 2007. 25 January 2008. php). 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. Illinois. and avoiding a direct-to-dvd release by Sony who own the home video distribution rights. The film was highly praised by MTV. 4 March 2009 [4] Sullivan. com/ reviews/ sundance-review-assassination-of-a-high-school-president. Thompson is "completely convincing" and Barton is "captivating". html). and would instead be released straight-to-DVD on October 6. slashfilm. Retrieved 2009-03-03. co.[5] [6] [7] In May 2009. September 23. Los Angeles Times. aintitcool."[15] In Russia. Al.''Assassination of a High School President'' • John Magaro as Cipriato 305 Inspiration The fictional St. This has attracted a response in the media urging a theatrical release. 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. The release date was not met as its distributor Yari Film Group's releasing division filed for bankruptcy. The movie was shot on location at Bayonne High School in Bayonne. Donovan's High School was inspired by the Catholic high schools of writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski. the movie was released in Portugal. The look of the school and style of dress were drawn from these high schools.[16] [17] In August 2009. distributed by Ecofilmes. The network added that "The film's central mystery keeps you guessing intelligently. because of YFG's bankruptcy it was reported that the film would not receive a theatrical release.

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

[15] for a February 26. Variety reported[6] that the title had been changed to A Couple of Cops due to controversy surrounding the original one. Kevin Smith announced via his Twitter page that the film would indeed go by the new title. reviewed the results with Warner Bros. on why he wanted to direct the film ” On December 9. 2009 and then attached to Sherlock Holmes. recanted the story and reverted to the original title. in addition to A Couple of Dicks. and he and Dave Klein.[7] After negative reaction to the change. the movie had at one point gone by the also-rejected title of Cop Suckers.875. I mean. [it's] a movie I was hired to direct. Box office The film opened #2 behind Shutter Island. Smith acknowledged that the film is "not MY movie. Warner Bros. the studio changed the title from A Couple of Dicks to Cop Out. The film was also advertised extensively in the United States during NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.786[3] .[12] At the time. [6] —Kevin Smith.''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.[8] though Smith denies that the original change was requested by the studio.[4] [5] Prior to principal photography."[13] [14] The studio requested Smith to storyboard the entire film.[3] As of May 20.[2] Marketing The first trailer for the film was released on December 23.[9] While promoting the film on The Late Show with David Letterman. 2010. 2010 Cop Out has earned $44.581 overseas giving it a worldwide total of $55. the first feature film Smith has ever directed. Ultimately. 2009 in New York City and finished on August 14. but not written. that's right up my alley. the director of photography. 2009.[6] In December 2009.[17] earning $18. 2009.[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.[6] Filming began on June 2. “ [T]he Cullen brothers are dialogue crazy — the whole movie is like cops who are practically married but not actually.481 at the domestic box office and $7. Willis joked that. Cop Out cost Warner studios $37 million to produce. and. 2010 release. It's like Dante and Randal as cops.126 on its opening weekend. Smith agreed.439. two months in advance.[16] A red band trailer was also released on February 5.338.211.

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

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and the . and directed by Stallone. in Rio de Janeiro.524 The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone. Filming began on March 28. and Los Angeles. 2010 104 minutes United States English $80 million [1] [2] [3] $274. 2009. New Orleans.468.''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.

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

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

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

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

2010.[25] On March 17. writing for Rolling Stone. Anthony Lane called it "breathtakingly sleazy in its lack of imagination".270 theaters with approximately 4.3 million in sales. Box office The film made its US debut at 3.S. the official theatrical trailer for the film was released. it was officially released online.[45] . "He's amazing… a great actor. 2010. On April 1.[37] Peter Travers. The Hollywood Reporter said that "the body count is high and the personalities click in this old-school testosterone fest. epic brawls and supersize explosions. and the conviction the actor brings to the occasion throws the movie completely out of whack. The film had its red carpet Hollywood premiere on August 3. stunts that don't fizzle."[33] Peter Paras of E! Online said that the movie is "peppered with funny dialogue.[27] [28] Sometime in October. 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. dialogue that actors can speak without cringing. 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.[29] At Metacritic. the film earned $13. writing the review for USA Today. 2010.8 million in its opening weekend and took the #1 position in the U. the film has received a mean score of 45.[26] A promo trailer (aimed at industry professionals) was leaked online in August 2009.[36] and in The New Yorker. exceeding the $9."[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. In The New York Post."[38] Claudia Puig." and that "The Expendables is the adrenaline shot the summer of 2010 needs. summed the film up as a "sadistic mess of a movie". 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.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' 324 Release The film had an original scheduled release date set at April 23. nearly two months after the promo trailer was leaked. 2010. The promo trailer was edited by Stallone and it was shown at the Venice Film Festival. "Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction.[39] Mickey Rourke's performance was given special recognition by some critics. "Rourke delivers a monologue about his time in Bosnia. the official international poster for the film was released. to extend production time. Michael Phillips said."[34] and the Boston Globe stated that the film is "a lot of unholy fun". said. which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics.7 million sum from the debut of the last previous summer action film The A-Team. based on 35 reviews."[41] Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Worst Director at the 31st Golden Raspberry Awards.300 screens. The film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes shows that 41% of critics gave the film a positive review based upon reviews by 182 critics. stating. The grand premiere of the film was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on August 10.[44] On the day of its release. box office. a coherent plot.[35] Some highly negative reviews appeared. but was later pushed back four months until August 13. In the Chicago Tribune.[43] It earned $34. Reception Critical response The critical reaction to The Expendables has been mixed.[30] Some reviews praised the film highly. blood that isn't digital and an animating spirit that might convince us to give a damn. Lou Lumenick labeled it "the brain-dead male equivalent of Sex and the City 2".

box office during its second weekend. Ben (2010-08-12). 2010). T. 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. 'Scott Pilgrim' out of tune. if he is asked to appear in it.[47] As of December 17. . for a film thought to have limited appeal to female filmgoers. Olivier Gruner[54] and Ryan Seacrest[55] about the sequel.[1] [46] The Expendables remained at the top position in the U. which he intends to be "a love letter to martial arts. Lorenzo Lamas."[1] Research by Lionsgate found that between 38% and 40% of the film's viewers were female. the-numbers. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 2010. Movie News. Retrieved August 30. [3] The Expendables (http:/ / www. The Hollywood Reporter. As well.com | followed by The Expendables 2 Retrieved on 2010-11-4. Los Angeles Times. com/ hr/ content_display/ asia/ news/ e3idbe87d2389f4477ce5614c5b60fadd96). php). Stallone stated.Box Office Data. he described it as "a crowd-pleaser even if critics didn't take to it."[54] Stallone reportedly wants Sheen to play a CIA agent chasing Willis' crime lord character. 2010. Hulk Hogan.[48] In an interview on August 15. htm) at Box Office Mojo Amazon. hollywoodreporter. [2] "The Expendables . Willis is quoted as saying that "Even Stone Cold Steve Austin who took two bullets in the last film. uk/ film/ 839187-the-expendables-takes-no-1-uk-box-office-spot).''The Expendables (2010 film)'' Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo has stated that the film "took a commanding lead in its debut".524 in the U. latimes. Carl Weathers.[53] while Norris' role will be a cameo like Schwarzenegger's in the first film. [4] "Expendables Takes No. [6] Fritz. 'Eat Pray Love' has decent first bite" (http:/ / latimesblogs. "Movie projector: Stallone's 'Expendables' to blow away 'Eat Pray Love' and 'Scott Pilgrim'" (http:/ / latimesblogs. boxofficemojo. 1" (http:/ / www. 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. possibly as a "super villain.400. Jeff Speakman. as the first film was.[52] Charlie Sheen. but "It's plotted out in my mind's eye. compared to competing films Eat Pray Love and Scott Pilgrim vs. . Frank. The Numbers. earning a weekend total of nearly $17 million. he said that he does not have a new script yet. The Blu-ray is a 3 disc combo pack. the film has made $103.068. [5] Segers. . 325 Home media The theatrical cut of The Expendables was released on DVD/Blu-ray on November 23. .S. . A director's cut of the film will be due out for an early 2011 DVD/Blu-ray release. Vin Diesel.' 'Expendables' fight for o'seas No. 2010. "'Airbender. Cast Information" (http:/ / www. he was courting the actor to take on a larger role in the sequel. Dwayne Johnson.000 in the international box office.524. Hopefully. html). com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 08/ stallones-expendables-to-blow-away-eat-pray-love-and-scott-pilgrim."[51] Sources said that Stallone had been talking with Jean-Claude Van Damme. and $171. Sequel Prior to release. too. Ben (August 15. 2010. The results were unexpected.[2] [3] This film is the most successful movie with Sylvester Stallone in a starring role since Rocky IV. References [1] Fritz. "Box office: 'Expendables' blows up. metro. 1 Spot" (http:/ / www. Retrieved August 15. and he's going to get everybody in this time. com/ movies/ ?id=expendables.[54] It is thought Steven Seagal will turn down the sequel. bringing its worldwide gross to $274.468."[50] In a recent Total Film article. ""The Expendables" cost $82 million to produce" . because it will be produced by Avi Lerner. he's coming back. Mr.[53] Chuck Norris. html).[45] Ben Fritz of The Los Angeles Times stated that the "over-the-top shoot-'em-up'" opened to a "very strong" reception. com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 08/ box-office-expendables-on-target-scott-pilgrim-out-of-tune-eat-pray-love-has-decent-first-bite-. Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company)."[49] Stallone announced that after having dinner with Bruce Willis.S. latimes. com/ movies/ 2010/ XPNDB. Retrieved 2010-08-30. the World. co. "I have an idea ready to go" and "I'm going to try to do something that's quite radical".

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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.672. The film stars Bruce . and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. 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.''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.

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

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

[1] Awards . the film had grossed over $90 million in the United States and with worldwide total of over $164 million.255 locations. coming in second behind Jackass 3-D.[29] Positive reviewers of the film include Justin Chang of Variety stated Red is "An amusing.[8] Home media Red was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 25.[33] As of January 18.[24] [25] Marketing A teaser trailer for the film was released in June 2010.100 screens at 3.[23] 331 Release Red premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.[31] Critics of the film include Roger Ebert who gave the film two stars out of four."[32] Box office On its opening weekend Red earned an estimated $22.[22] Additional photography was shot for a post-credits scene in Louisiana in August 2010. stating that it's "neither a good movie nor a bad one.[30] John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter stated "Although tailor-made for genre fans. 2011.[3] Filming in the French Quarter of New Orleans commenced in March 2010. Red has a 70% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 170 reviews with an average rating of 6. 2010.5 million on around 4.[26] The first full trailer debuted in July 2010 at the San Diego Comic-Con International. light-footed caper about a team of aging CIA veterans rudely forced out of retirement".3/10. it benefits from flavors of humor and romance that keep its appeal from being fanboy-only". California on October 11. [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.[28] Metacritic gave the film a score of 60% based on a normalized rating of 34 reviews. 2011.''Red (2010 film)'' the final two weeks of principal photography. It features actors that we like doing things we wish were more interesting.

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

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

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

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

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

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