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

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

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

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

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

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

During the height of the show's success.[16] and the film grossed $138.852 worldwide.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.[4] In 1984. Striking Distance. which was very poorly received by critics.[14] The advertising campaign paid the rising star between $5–7 million over two years. He starred in a leading role in the highly sexualized thriller Color of Night (1994). Willis's career suffered a moderate slump starring in flops such as The Bonfire of the Vanities. He performed most of his own stunts in the film. he appeared in an episode of the TV series Miami Vice. only this time for a part-time job at the West Bank Cafe in New York City's Manhattan Plaza. However. He enrolled in the drama program at Montclair State University. which included the hit single "Respect Yourself". recording an album of pop-blues titled The Return of Bruno. Willis returned to acting. and a film he co-wrote titled Hudson Hawk. Willis enjoyed moderate success as a recording artist. though Willis has returned to the recording studio several times. This film was followed up by Die Hard 2: Die Harder in 1990 and Die Hard With a Vengeance in 1995. 1980s and 1990s In the late 1980s. He gained more experience and exposure in Fool for Love. In the early 1990s.[10] [11] After multiple auditions. Follow-up recordings were not as successful.[17] Following his success with Die Hard. beverage maker Seagram hired Willis as the pitchman for their Golden Wine Cooler products. and in a Levi's commercial.[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. titled "No Exit. which gave a new boost to his career. while competing against 3."[12] He auditioned for the role of David Addison Jr. where he was cast in the class production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Willis left school in his junior year and moved to New York City. Willis made his theater debut in the off-Broadway production of Heaven and Earth. he had a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed Pulp Fiction. 2 Career Early career Willis left New York City and headed to California to audition for several television shows. Willis chose not to renew his contract with the company when he decided to stop drinking alcohol in 1988.[4] Willis returned to the bar scene. However. of the television series Moonlighting (1985–89). 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. as well as its sequel Look Who's Talking Too. it was his then-unexpected turn in the film Die Hard that catapulted him to movie star status. opposite Cybill Shepherd.[13] The starring role. in 1994. helped to establish him as a comedic actor.[18] promoted by a Spinal Tap-like rockumentary parody featuring scenes of him performing at famous events including Woodstock.708. but has become popular on video. Edwards would cast him again to play the real-life cowboy actor Tom Mix in Sunset. Willis acquired major personal success and pop culture influence playing John McClane in 1988's Die Hard. he had a supporting role in the drama In Country as Vietnam veteran Emmett Smith and also provided the voice for a talking baby in Look Who's Talking. he was the executive producer of the cartoon Bruno the Kid which featured a CGI representation of himself. The Last Boy Scout).000 other actors for the position. In 1996.[19] . In spite of that. among others. with the show lasting five seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Director (Sidney Lumet). and Lindsay Crouse. . Since the lawsuit involves a woman in a persistent vegetative state. The Verdict was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Newman). Charlotte Rampling. Best Picture and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (David Mamet). Frank 20th Century Fox December 8. 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. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Mason). Milo O'Shea. 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. Jack Warden. James Mason. Directed by Sidney Lumet.''The Verdict'' 17 The Verdict The Verdict Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Screenplay by Based on Starring Sidney Lumet David Brown Richard D. The movie stars Paul Newman. 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. the movie is cast in the shadow of the Karen Ann Quinlan case.

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

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

Wernicke Rainer Erler Wolfgang Reichmann Eric P. Caspar Jörg Pleva Wolfgang Kieling Eugen Thomass Ulrike Pahl Germany German 1980 Music by Editing by Country Language Release date Running time 98 minutes A Guru comes is a 1980 German TV movie starring Donald Arthur. but finding them all dead when he gets there. The film is about a man coming back home from Florida to visit his family. imdb.''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. Bruce Willis appeared in the film as an uncredited extra. com/ title/ tt0163652/ .

David. The film was a financial success and opened at number one at the box office. 1987 95 minutes United States English $18. Nadia is quiet and shy and the two experience some awkwardness with each other. (John Larroquette) exacerbates the situation by stalking the couple all night. directed by Blake Edwards and starring Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis. 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). To make matters worse. It was Willis' film debut — his character in the film was deliberately written so as to be different from the character he had played in the TV series Moonlighting. Nadia (Basinger). wreaking havoc at Nadia's friend's party and getting arrested after .715 [2] [1] Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film. Ted (Phil Hartman) to set him up on a blind date with his wife's cousin. Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Pergament TriStar Pictures March 27. as the evening goes on. Nadia's jealous ex-boyfriend.000 (estimated) $39. The film was originally intended for the recently married Madonna and Sean Penn. Walter ends up driven insane by Nadia's mishaps. Plot Walter Davis (Willis) allows his brother.''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. but both backed out at the last minute.000.321.

9.Billy Vera & The Beaters "Oh.Hubert Tubbs "Something For Nash" .Stanley Jordan "Simply Meant To Be (Instrumental)" .Henry Mancini References [1] "Blind Date (1987) — Box office / business" (http:/ / www. Walter attempts to stop the wedding.Billy Vera & The Beaters "Talked About Lover" . 2. David gives Nadia chocolates filled with brandy. .com/work/6041) at Allmovie Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. Chaos ensues.Henry Mancini "Treasures" . Before the wedding.rottentomatoes. Retrieved 2009-07-20.Gary Morris & Jennifer Warnes "Let You Get Away" . 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.com/m/1002571-blind_date/) at Rotten Tomatoes Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. 5. Retrieved 2009-07-09. External links • • • • Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www.imdb.allmovie. Track listing 1. htm). 7. imdb. 4.Billy Vera & The Beaters "Anybody Seen Her?" .''Blind Date (1987 film)'' menacing David with a female mugger's revolver (Walter forces David to do the moonwalk before firing at the frightened man's feet. Bang. Boom" . "Simply Meant To Be" .) Nadia posts $10. 3.com/movies/?id=blinddate. Internet Movie Database. [2] "BLIND DATE" (http:/ / www. .com/title/tt0092666/) at the Internet Movie Database Blind Date (1987 film) (http://www. 8. com/ title/ tt0092666/ business).000 in bail for Walter and agrees to marry David if he will help Walter escape prison time. What A Nite" . Box Office Mojo. boxofficemojo.Keith L'Neire "Crash.boxofficemojo.htm) at Box Office Mojo . 6. com/ movies/ ?id=blinddate.

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

the movie stars Bruce Willis as legendary western actor Tom Mix and James Garner as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. This was the second film in which Garner played Wyatt Earp. which was loosely based on fact as Earp actually did serve as technical adviser for some early silent westerns. United States English Spanish $19. .452 [2] [1] Sunset is a 1988 film released by TriStar Pictures.594. Written and directed by Blake Edwards. released in 1967. Garner actually has much more screen time during the movie. 1988 103 min. Richmond Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Robert Pergament TriStar Pictures April 29.000. 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.000 (estimated) $4. The story is based on Rod Amateau's novel Sunset. the first being in John Sturges's Hour of the Gun.

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

1988 131 minutes United States English $28 million $138.708.852 Die Hard 2 . 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. Link Frank J.''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.

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

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

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

This music can be found on the Aliens soundtrack as the first few minutes of the cue "Resolution and Hyperspace". Argyle is listening to Stevie Wonder's "Skeletons. For example. The Roof (3:57) 6. Gruber's Arrival (3:40) 3. giving it a mere two stars and criticizing the stupidity of the deputy police chief character." 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. 1994's Speed was called "Die Hard on a bus". Roger Ebert gave it a less than flattering review. 94% of critics gave Die Hard a positive review.''Die Hard'' on the phone in the limousine. I Had An Accident (2:37) 18. The Battle (10:15) 20. And If He Alters It? (2:39) 9. with music samples looped over and over and cues added to scenes. Similarly to Aliens. Attention Police (3:38) 16. John Is Found Out (5:03) 15. The Nakatomi Plaza (1:50) 2.[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.[3] 1. Based on 50 reviews collected by the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. John's Escape/You Want Money? (5:52) 4. but was limited to 3000 copies. 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. Ode To Joy – Beethoven (3:36) 19. He Won't Be Joining Us (3:53) 8. Bill Clay (2:02) 17.2/10. grossing $7.[6] However. Have A Few Laughs (3:29) 11. The film earned $83 million domestically and $140. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Instrumental Version) – Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn (2:00) 30 Reception When Die Hard was released. Going After John Again (4:33) 10. a cut from the 1986 science fiction action film Aliens composed by James Horner is heard.7 million . The Fight (1:07) 7."[7] Die Hard had a budget of $28 million. 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. 1988 it widened to 1. 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).1 million. the score by Michael Kamen was heavily edited. TV Station/His Bag Is Missing (3:52) 13. Gruber's Departure (1:56) 21.276 theaters the following weekend. The Tower (1:49) 5. it was highly acclaimed by critics and was considered one of the best action films of its era. Welcome To The Party (1:00) 12. with an average rating of 8.[2] The score as heard in the film was released by Varese Sarabande in February 2002. Released in 21 theaters on July 15. claiming that "all by himself he successfully undermines the last half of the movie.[5] 1996's The Rock was dubbed "Die Hard on an island". When Karl appears with his rifle. Assault On The Tower (8:16) 14.

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

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

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

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

nytimes. .5 million in North America. Retrieved 2010-02-09 a. "The movie is like a time bomb. "Festival of Festivals: In Country". time. "While one can respect its lofty intentions. Chicago Sun-Times. its critic felt that the film was "a lovely. Retrieved 2009-04-01.[7] In his review for The Guardian. Roger (September 29. It has an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. [10] James. 1989).3 million on its opening weekend. absorbed. 1989). sometimes moved. "America goes to the Wall – Hollywood is still coming home from Vietnam". October 2. Benedict (August 20. Retrieved 2010-02-09. [3] Kelly. Derek (January 11. Rick Groen praised Emily Lloyd's performance: "Emily Lloyd.[10] Newsweek magazine's David Ansen wrote. . the callow Brit who burned up the screen in Wish You Were Here. nytimes. the movie doesn't seem to have any better sense than its high-school heroine of just what it's looking for.. Deirdre (September 8. [6] Groen. "In Country. 1989).00. com/ movies/ ?id=incountry.''In Country'' 36 Release In Country had its world premiere on September 7. com/ 1989/ 08/ 18/ arts/ at-the-movies. html?scp=3& sq="In+ Country"& st=nyt). "Up Against the Wall. com/ movie/ review?_r=1& res=950DE6D71F3CF936A2575AC0A96F948260& partner=Rotten Tomatoes).[2] which Bruce Willis attended and dedicated to Canadian war veterans who fought in Vietnam. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars and wrote. nytimes. [8] Malcolm.[11] In her review for the Washington Post. com/ 1989/ 08/ 20/ movies/ the-americanization-of-emily. The New York Times. suntimes. is a shambles of threads dangling and characters adrift. Retrieved 2009-04-01. Lawrence (August 18.[5] In his review for the Globe and Mail. [5] Ebert. Coping With Vietnam" (http:/ / movies. Retrieved 2009-04-01. [9] "A Stitch in Time" (http:/ / www.[8] Time magazine felt that the script "perhaps pursues too many banal and inconsequential matters as it portrays teen life in a small town". it keeps promising revelations that never quite materialize". Mike (September 15. [2] Van Gelder. At once underdramatized and faintly stagy. Newsweek. htm). Retrieved 2010-02-09. 1989 in 606 theaters grossing $1.958651.[3] Box office performance The film was given a limited release on September 15. organized to honor the local Viet vets. [7] Clark. [11] Ansen. Box Office Mojo. 1989. "In Country premiere dedicated to vets". com/ apps/ pbcs. It went on to make $3. 1989 in four theaters grossing $36.[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". com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. "The Americanization of Emily" (http:/ / www. html). The New York Times. but that "the film starts to gather force and direction when a dance. Globe and Mail. boxofficemojo. interested. The New York Times. "What's meant to be a cohesive family portrait.505 on its opening weekend. 1989). Caryn (September 15. . Caryn James criticized the "cheap and easy touches .9171. "In Country" (http:/ / rogerebert. . sometimes amused. and it is the most complete thing she has so far done on the screen.[12] References [1] Nightingale. works out awkwardly". 1989). Rita Kempley wrote. necessary little stitch in our torn time". 1990). [4] "In Country" (http:/ / www. and found James Horner's score. USA Today. 1989). Time. "offensive and distracting". . 1989 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Jewison leaves it to stymied viewers to figure out the gist of it". 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. It was given a wide release on September 29. You sit there. a suffering American microcosm. David (October 2.[9] In her review for The New York Times. that reduce it to the shallowness of a television movie". "At the Movies" (http:/ / www. Then you find out". dll/ article?AID=/ 19890929/ REVIEWS/ 909290302/ 1023). is letter perfect – her accent impeccable and her energy immense". 1989).[4] Critical reception In Country was generally well-received by critics. "In Country: A small-town memorial to the war". . 1989). Again". . Globe and Mail. html?scp=2& sq="In+ Country"& st=nyt). Furthermore. good as she was in Wish You Were Here". but wondering in the back of your mind what all of this is going to add up to. The Guardian.. Rick (September 15.

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

[2] The film features George Segal as Albert. 1989 93 min. United States English $7. 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. .[1] Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son.000.''Look Who's Talking'' 38 Look Who's Talking Look Who's Talking Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Amy Heckerling Jonathan D. the illegitimate father of Mikey.000 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.500.000 $297. Mikey.

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

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

''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. 1990 124 minutes .

Suspicious. McClane ends up in a fight.''Die Hard 2'' Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by United States English Spanish $70.947 (domestic) $239. LAPD detective John McClane is waiting at the Washington Dulles International Airport for his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) to arrive from Los Angeles . McClane must also contend with airport police. the action in Die Hard 2 takes place on Christmas Eve. McClane believes something is about to happen and tells the news to airport police Captain Carmine Lorenzo (Dennis Franz). on Christmas Eve. 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. he ends up following them into the baggage area. He has 58 minutes to do so before the plane crashes. and a military commander who does not want his assistance.540.947 (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. Dulles communications director Leslie Barnes (Art Evans) heads to the unfinished Annex Skywalk with a SWAT team to establish communications with the planes. Fred Thompson. Franco Nero. John Amos. maintenance workers. and Reginald VelJohnson who makes a cameo as Sgt. killing one of them while the other escapes." As with the first film. and seize control of the airport. Dennis Franz.with reporter Richard Thornberg (William Atherton). Stuart's henchmen ambush them. 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. who is on the same flight. Al Powell who was in the first film. Art Evans. They take over air traffic control systems. and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. They demand a Boeing 747 so they can escape to another country. and warn the Dulles controllers not to try to restore control. The film co-stars Bonnie Bedelia (reprising her role as Holly McClane). The screenplay was written by Steven E. William Atherton reprising his role as Richard (Dick) Thornberg. Before . who is flying into the United States to stand trial. During the night. Upon learning about this. The film was directed by Renny Harlin. a drug lord and dictator of Val Verde. killing the SWAT team. The film was followed by Die Hard with a Vengeance in 1995 and Live Free or Die Hard in 2007. Plot Two years after the Nakatomi Tower Incident. 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.000. adapted from the novel 58 Minutes by Walter Wager. Learning the dead man is a mercenary who was thought to have been killed in action. Former U. William Sadler.540.000 (estimated) $117. While sitting at the bar area. stating that they want to rescue Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero). 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. as involuntary company. de Souza and Doug Richardson. cutting off communication to the planes. and therefore decides to fight the terrorists. he spots two men dressed in army fatigues and carrying a package and sees that one of them has a gun. McClane is waiting for his wife to land at Washington Dulles International Airport when terrorists take over the air traffic control system. 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.S. but Lorenzo refuses to listen and has McClane thrown out of his office.

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

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

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

''Look Who's Talking Too'' 46 Look Who's Talking Too Look Who's Talking Too Theatrical release poster Directed by Written by Starring Amy Heckerling Amy Heckerling Neal Israel John Travolta Kirstie Alley Elias Koteas Twink Caplan Gilbert Gottfried and Olympia Dukakis Bruce Willis Roseanne Barr Mel Brooks Damon Wayans Lorne Sussman as Mikey Distributed by TriStar Pictures Release date(s) December 14. In addition to this.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). baby Julie (voiced by Roseanne Barr). a toddler coping with the newest addition to the family. It stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as the parents of Mikey (voiced by Bruce Willis). [1] This is also the last film in the series to feature Bruce Willis as well as Roseanne Barr as the voices of Mikey and Julie. . they are ages 7 and 4 respectively. In the following film. Mikey is having trouble using a potty but the unorthodox advice he gets from his playmate Eddie (voiced by Damon Wayans) doesn't make his problem any better. 1990 Running time Country Language Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by 81 minutes United States English $47.789.

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

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

[1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue December 21.000 (estimated) $15.691. and Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy. The screenplay was written by Michael Cristofer. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and stars Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy. Sherman's wife. Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin.''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." . The film was marketed with the tagline "An outrageous story of greed. 1990 126 minutes United States English $47. lust and vanity in America.192 The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe. and the original music score was composed by Dave Grusin.000. Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow.

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

this particular scene ended up being considerably shorter and simpler than originally intended. 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.''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' 51 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy Saul Rubinek as Jed Kramer Morgan Freeman as Judge Leonard White John Hancock as Reverend Bacon Kevin Dunn as Tom Killian Clifton James as Albert Fox Louis Giambalvo as Ray Andruitti Barton Heyman as Detective Martin Norman Parker as Detective Goldberg Donald Moffat as Mr McCoy Alan King as Arthur Ruskin Beth Broderick as Caroline Heftshank Kurt Fuller as Pollard Browning Adam LeFevre as Rawlie Thorpe Richard Libertini as Ed Rifkin Kirsten Dunst as Campbell McCoy Geraldo Rivera as Robert Corso Production The film was plagued by controversy: the role of Peter Fallow was offered to both Jack Nicholson and John Cleese (Fallow was English in the novel) by Brian De Palma. the studio took liberties with the source material.[2] Also. allegedly because it was very hot on the set. chose to not be credited over a contract dispute. Willis challenged the crew to make the whole scene move along faster. 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. But I mean.000. written by Julie Salamon. but both turned down the role. The controversies surrounding the film would be detailed in a book called The Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood (1991). the book shows that Brian de Palma had a difficult relationship with then-rising-star Bruce Willis who. Walter Matthau was initially offered the role of the judge. in words of Julie Salamon." In one notorious instance. I let Julie Salamon see everything. We were very enthusiastic about what we were doing. Murray Abraham. The producers balked at meeting his price and signed Alan Arkin instead for a modest $150. For instance. She portrayed it all very accurately. during the filming of one scene in which Willis was with Alan King (the scene in which the character played by King dies). making Sherman McCoy more sympathetic and adding a subplot involving a minor character. "was generally disliked by most of the cast and crew [due to his ego]. who has a significant part in the film."[3] Salamon's . Judge Leonard White. but demanded a fee of $1 million. When De Palma was unable to deliver an actor. 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. Lastly. Brian De Palma described The Devil's Candy as "a very good book.

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

“Well. p. once we had cast Tom Hanks. v. it isn’t the book. but we didn’t. com/ 1990-06-03/ entertainment/ ca-853_1_film-rights/ 2).''The Bonfire of the Vanities (film)'' Of the way Tom Wolfe's story was adapted. p. 243."[11] De Palma has.223 [11] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93. 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.171 [8] Salamon. p. However. . imdb. We made a couple of choices that in retrospect were wrong. [2] The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) . slatkocose.94 [4] "'THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES' (1990)" (http:/ / findarticles. hr/ film/ 5818/ vatromet-tastine.” And I think if you look at the movie now. and I said."[12] Overall. I think John Lithgow would have been a better choice for Sherman McCoy. but because it was such an expensive movie we tried to humanize the Sherman McCoy character – a very unlikeable character. December 2008. much like the character in The Magnificent Ambersons. org/ showthread.. aspx [14] http:/ / www. and you get it out of the time that it was released. net/ showthread. The scene had originally been shot for slow motion.94 [12] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93.. especially in Eastern Europe. sat-planet. Worst Actress (Melanie Griffith). in the countries of former Yugoslavia it has been aired on various TV stations dozens of times. the film was nominated for 5 Golden Raspberry Awards.CELEBRATING THE PLEASURES OF MAGNIFICENT EXCESS". If you’re going to do The Bonfire of the Vanities. com/ p/ articles/ mi_qn4158/ is_20070202/ ai_n17205796). p.I thought we were going to get away with it.200 [9] Salamon. the film achieved a cult status in Europe. Architectural Digest. We could have done that if we’d been making a low-budget movie. The Devil's Candy. p.Trivia (http:/ / www. but this was a studio movie with Tom Hanks in it. In an attempt to make it more palatable to test audiences. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-18. December 2008. p. December 2008. however. Worst Supporting Actress (Kim Cattrall) and Worst Screenplay. been quick to downplay the notion that the movie suffered because of studio interference: "The initial producers. January 2000. and it is considered one of De Palma's major works. and you don’t know anything about the book. p. php?t=4765& page=5 . com/ title/ tt0099165/ trivia) [3] Brian De Palma interviewed in Empire magazine #93. but did not win any of those categories. ISBN 0 385 30824 8. 57 #1. this is a movie. because he would have got the blue-blood arrogance of the character. Worst Director. The pain of this decision was excruciating. 169 – one of twenty five persons named by the magazine "Interior Design Legends". . 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. Julie (1991). including Worst Picture. Brian De Palma said "the initial concept of it was incorrect. New York: Dell. I knew that the people who read the book were going to be extremely unhappy. you would have to make it a lot darker and more cynical. p. I think you can see it in a whole different way. [7] Salamon.[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. [5] Salamon. and it is almost regularly being aired every year.372.94 [13] http:/ / mojtv. p. [6] "Vincent Fourcade . latimes. php?33591-Filmovi-na-satelitu-i-tv/ page10 [15] http:/ / www. [10] Salamon. by Mitchell Owens. moved on and went over to Columbia Pictures. For example.

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

and Harvey Keitel. who is interrogated by the police about the death of her friend's husband. 1991 102 minutes United States English $8 million $19.018.321 Mortal Thoughts is a 1991 mystery film thriller. . drug-addict husband of Cynthia's friend Joyce (Glenne Headly). Bruce Willis plays James Urbanski. Bruce Willis. who is murdered one horrible evening at a nearby Feast of Saint Rocco festival. based on the story of a woman. the violent.''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. It was directed by Alan Rudolph and stars Demi Moore.

com/ movies/ ?id=mortalthoughts. Joyce's parents Karen Shallo as Gloria. 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. 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. htm [3] http:/ / www.''Mortal Thoughts'' 56 Plot The film revolves mainly around a scene in which Cynthia Kellogg (Demi Moore) is interrogated by two investigators at the police station. rottentomatoes. The deposition given by Cynthia is supported by detailed flashbacks throughout the film. boxofficemojo. imdb. 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. com/ title/ tt0102469/ [2] http:/ / www. com/ m/ mortal_thoughts/ .

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

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

As with United Artists when they were bought out by MGM. Catch The Excitement. (Interestingly. When the film came to home video the tag line "Catch The Adventure. and by reorganizing the company as part of the recently-formed Sony Studios. Because Hawk (in conjunction with other unsuccessful movies from the same studio) had lost so much money. 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. You want to throw things. Willis went on to become one of the leading box-office stars of the 1990s. and Saturn 3. and to continue making movies under their own names. noting the ad-hoc nature of the production and extensive rewriting and replotting during the actual filming.[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).[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. With Nails. Part of the reason for the box office failure is that the film is clearly intended as an absurd comedy and yet was marketed as an action film one year after the success of Die Hard 2. Catch The Hawk"."[12] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said of the film. Grant diarises the production of the film in detail. Catch The Laughter. Catch The Hawk" was changed to "Catch The Adventure. Richard E. but has not made any further forays into scriptwriting. TriStar was first formed under similar circumstances: with stock purchased from Lord Grade's now-defunct ITC. the Sony Corporation had to salvage TriStar by purchasing its remaining stock.) . yell at the actors. following the costly failure of three ambitiously-expensive movies: The Legend of the Lone Ranger. beg them to stop.''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. "A movie this unspeakably awful can make an audience a little crazy."[13] It received Razzie Awards for Worst Director. In his autobiography. Worst Screenplay and Worst Picture. Columbia and Tri-Star were allowed to keep their own logos.

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

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

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. and Bruce Willis. Doctorow. The film co-stars Nicole Kidman.L. Doctorow distanced himself from the film for the extensive manner in which it deviated from the book in style and content. Steve Buscemi. United States English $48.565.000 $15. It is based on the novel of the same name by E. Reitano Touchstone Pictures November 1. . 1991 106 min. The screenplay is by Tom Stoppard. starring Loren Dean as the titular character and Dustin Hoffman as gangster Dutch Schultz.''Billy Bathgate (film)'' 62 Billy Bathgate (film) Billy Bathgate Original Theatrical Poster Directed by Written by Robert Benton Novel: E.L. Steven Hill.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.000.

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

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

Pictures and Geffen Pictures and directed by Tony Scott.509. The two join forces to solve the murder of Wayans' character’s girlfriend (played by the then-little known Halle Berry). 1991 105 minutes USA English $59. The movie was produced by Warner Bros. and Damon Wayans as a retired professional football player. now working as a private detective. December 13.925 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. .

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

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

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

. The film is loaded with movie references and Hollywood insider jokes and functions as a critique of a movie business that treats artists poorly and sacrifices quality for commercial success.000 Running time Country Language Budget The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name.[1] It is the story of Hollywood studio executive Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) who gets away with murdering an aspiring screenwriter he believed was sending him death threats. but Altman himself insisted. It may seem surprising that around sixty Hollywood celebrities agreed to play themselves in the film.000." offending no one.''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. "It is a very mild [2] satire.

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

''The Player'' 71 Production Altman had troubles with the Hollywood studio system in the '70s after a number of studio films (McCabe & Mrs. often doing small-budget projects or filmed plays to keep his career alive. and he received an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Best Director at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival)[3] and he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe as best director (the film won the Golden Globe for best "comedy or musical"). Fifteen takes were required to shoot this scene.[3] .[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. Cameos Most of the notable Hollywood actors who appeared as themselves in the movie received no payment for their cameo appearances. Geraldine Peroni was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing. Tim Robbins also won the Golden Globe for "best actor in a comedy or musical" and the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. Short Cuts (1993). The Player was a comeback to making films in Hollywood. Miller. which pays homage to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil and Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (which are both mentioned during the scene). who continued on to an epic adaptation of Raymond Carver's short stories. The Long Goodbye) lost money or had trouble finding audiences despite the critical praise and cult adulation they received. Opening tracking shot The opening tracking shot lasts 7 minutes and 47 seconds without a single camera break. It ushered in a new period of filmmaking for Altman. Tolkin was nominated for a Screenwriting Academy Award. Altman continued to work outside the studios in the late '70s and throughout the '80s. 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. Fine Line was reorganized into Picturehouse in 2005). although it was distributed by Fine Line Features rather than a major studio (though FLF in itself was a division of New Line Cinema.

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

the potion revives them as the undead and they are forced to maintain their deteriorating bodies forever. Despite mixed reviews. The film focuses on a childish pair of rivals who drink a magic potion that promises eternal youth. after they both are killed in their fight for the love of a neurotic mortician.''Death Becomes Her'' 73 Death Becomes Her Death Becomes Her Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Robert Zemeckis Robert Zemeckis Steve Starkey Martin Donovan David Koepp Goldie Hawn Meryl Streep Bruce Willis Alan Silvestri Music by Cinematography Dean Cundey Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Arthur Schmidt Universal Pictures July 31. the film was a commercial success. 1992 104 minutes United States English $55 million $149.650 [1] Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American dark slapstick screwball comedy fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Goldie Hawn. However. and Bruce Willis. Meryl Streep.022. Death Becomes Her won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. .

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

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

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

[8] 10 of the Most Underrated Horror Scores! (http:/ / www. com/ 1994-05-10/ entertainment/ ca-56005_1_weekend-box-office). [4] Death Becomes Her (http:/ / www. . go. 2010.00. rottentomatoes. [2] "Death Becomes Her" (http:/ / www.. html?categoryid=31& cs=1). Retrieved 2007-01-25. . html). com/ m/ death_becomes_her/ ) Rotten Tomatoes profile [5] Death Becomes Her review (http:/ / bventertainment. Entertainment Weekly. html?sec=1& subsec=759) Atthemoviestv. variety. ew. boxofficemojo. Retrieved 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2010-10-03. . [3] "Death Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. html). bloody-disgusting. com/ news/ 20063) External links • Death Becomes Her (http://www.php?filmid=821) .''Death Becomes Her'' 77 Soundtrack The score was composed by American film composer Alan Silvestri who also composed most of Zemeckis' other films.jsp?stid=19219) at the TCM Movie Database • Movie stills (http://film. Variety. htm).imdb. Retrieved 2010-12-28. com/ review/ VE1117901657. com/ ew/ article/ 0.[8] References [1] "Death Becomes Her at Box Office Mojo" (http:/ / www. [7] "Depth Becomes Her" (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ ?id=deathbecomesher. com/ ew/ article/ 0.275733_4.virtual-history.com/title/title. ew. Entertainment Weekly.311403.. .. latimes.com/title/tt0104070/) at the Internet Movie Database • Death Becomes Her (http://tcmdb. 2000-03-24. com/ tv/ buenavista/ atm/ reviews. The Los Angeles Times.00. . Retrieved October 4.com/film.com [6] "Weekend Box Office `Honors' Tops in a Lackluster Bunch" (http:/ / articles.

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

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

''Loaded Weapon 1'' 80 Reception The movie received a mostly negative reception.305526. Retrieved 2010-12-25. Chicago Tribune. [5] "Weekend Box Office Here Come the First Hits of 1993" (http:/ / articles. Chicago Sun Times. . com/ 1993-02-05/ entertainment/ 9303175723_1_police-academy-emilio-estevez-cops). . com/ ew/ article/ 0. The Los Angeles Times. . com/ 1993-02-15/ entertainment/ ca-74_1_box-office).com/title/tt0107659/) at the Internet Movie Database • Loaded Weapon 1 (http://www. variety.allmovie..00. [2] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / www. [4] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / rogerebert. The Los Angeles Times. latimes. Entertainment Weekly. com/ apps/ pbcs. Retrieved 2010-12-05. . Retrieved 2010-12-05. [3] "Loaded Weapon" (http:/ / www. com/ review/ VE1117793428?refcatid=31).imdb. [6] "Movies" (http:/ / articles. .[5] [6] References [1] "`Loaded Weapon' Takes Its Shots But Then Misfires" (http:/ / articles. com/ 1993-02-09/ entertainment/ ca-1220_1_weekend-box-office). dll/ article?AID=/ 19930205/ REVIEWS/ 302050302). External links • Loaded Weapon 1 (http://www. . suntimes.com/work/34584) at Allmovie . Variety. chicagotribune. html). Retrieved 2010-12-05.1 at the box office but ultimately underperformed.[1] [2] [3] [4] Box Office Loaded Weapon 1 opened at No. Retrieved 2010-12-05. latimes. ew. Retrieved 2010-12-25.

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Allegheny County Courthouse. rottentomatoes. com/ movies/ ?id=strikingdistance. Pennsylvania Monongahela. jsp?stid=18887 http:/ / www. com/ m/ striking_distance/ http:/ / www. Pennsylvania Natrona. allmovie. com/ work/ 1:119001 http:/ / www. Pittsburgh Neville Island. imdb. Pittsburgh Mount Washington neighborhood. com/ title/ tt0108238/ http:/ / tcmdb. 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/ title/ title.''Striking Distance'' 84 Filming locations • • • • • • • Pittsburgh City Hall Point State Park. htm .

1994 (USA) 87 minutes United States English $40.138.449 (USA) .''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 22.000.000 (estimated) $7.

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

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

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

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

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

Rose takes off her red dress before she and Capa drop into the pool. 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). these bits are left out of the UK version. Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Dr. in the DVD the dress does not come off until they are in the pool. His "Director's Cut" version was released in US on DVD in 1999. Anderson Andrew Lowery as Dale Dexter Shirley Knight as Edith Niedelmeyer Kathleen Wilhoite as Michelle . doubting Capa's observation that a woman could have committed the murder. A good example is when Willis and March first make love: in the version shown on British television.S.''Color of Night'' 92 Controversy Color of Night received a certain degree of notoriety for the sex scenes between Willis and Jane March. however. On the DVD.S. According to Kevin S. The U. Sandler's book The Naked Truth: Why Hollywood Doesn't Make X-Rated Movies. watching a couple making love in another house and coming close to consummating their own passion for each other. this scene is replaced by Sondra and Rose having a night out. 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. Disney (owners of Hollywood Pictures) had a policy not to release any unrated movies on home video market. Cutting The film briefly received an NC-17 rating before Rush edited it sufficiently to receive an R. Hector Martinez Lesley Ann Warren as Sondra Dorio Brad Dourif as Clark Lance Henriksen as Buck Kevin J. which were somewhat graphic for a mainstream movie: the many nude scenes made by the two main actors included a full-frontal by Willis. Many various differences are shown in the alternative versions section [4] of the imdb entry on the film. O'Connor as Casey Heinz Scott Bakula as Dr. but it also leaves out some scenes that are on the DVD in the U. Bob Moore Eriq La Salle as Det. so they didn't release the totally uncut version of Color of Night on DVD. Again. The examiner gives Capa and Martinez a preliminary report. The European version of Color of Night has very few extra scenes. Bill Capa Jane March as Rose/Richie/Bonnie Ruben Blades as Det. this version was not totally uncut. in the version shown on British TV. the police are shown in Casey's loft after Capa has found his body.

com/ ew/ article/ 0. html http:/ / telepixtvcgi. html?http:/ / telepixtvcgi." She also cited the revelation of the murderer. Worst On Screen Couple (Any Combination of Any Two People From the Entire Cast). Worst Director (Richard Rush). anywhere. It's so lurid in its melodrama and so goofy in its plotting that with just a bit more trouble." Janet Maslin in her August 19. warnerbros. it could have been a comedy. Worst Actress (Jane March). To call it absurd would be missing the point.488 its opening weekend playing at a total of 1. warnerbros. imdb. latimes. Worst Supporting Actor (Jane March as Ritchie). [6] Color of Night won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture. Worst Original Song (The Color of the Night). imdb. Worst Supporting Actress (Lesley Ann Warren). since any shred of credibility was obviously the first thing thrown overboard.com/title/tt0109456/) at the Internet Movie Database • Color of Night (http://www. and was also nominated in seven other categories including Worst Actor (Bruce Willis also for North). imdb. com/ movies/ ?id=colorofnight. html http:/ / www.00. [7] Ironically the film is the first Worst Picture "winner" to take that Award and not win even one other Razzie.167 in Germany.com/m/color_of_night/) at Rotten Tomatoes . The Los Angeles Times. ew. stupefied.000 budget. and $364. com/ 1994-08-23/ entertainment/ ca-30121_1_forrest-gump). $112.690 in Austria.rottentomatoes." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote: "I was. com/ title/ tt0109456/ alternateversions "Weekend Box Office : 'Forrest Gump' in Top Spot--Again" (http:/ / articles.299493. 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.726. The film also a note worthy failure internationally grossing only $1. frankly. htm http:/ / www.. com/ title/ tt0109456/ awards [8] http:/ / www.imdb.610.085 in the UK.939 in Argentina. com/ dailynews/ pop/ 12_00/ 12_06a. com/ title/ tt0109456/ trivia External links • Color of Night (http://www." The film opened at #4 grossing $6. com/ reframe.''Color of Night'' 93 Reaction Referring to the film as "memorably bizarre.050 far below its $40.[5] the film ended up becoming a box office failure grossing only $19.454. [6] http:/ / www. . "whose disguise won't fool anyone. com/ title/ tt0109456/ business [7] http:/ / www. Retrieved 2011-01-11. $565. [8] References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] http:/ / boxofficemojo. $4. imdb.740 theaters.725.104 in Sweden.000.

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. The film is known for its rich. including Best Picture.''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.5 million US$107. theatrical) May 1994 (Cannes) [1] October 14. ironic mix of humor and violence. nonlinear storyline. 1994 (United States) 154 minutes United States English US$8. who cowrote its screenplay with Roger Avary. John .S. The film was nominated for seven Oscars. 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. Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. eclectic dialogue. A major critical and commercial success. it revitalized the career of its leading man. It was also awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. and host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 19.666 Die Hard 2 Live Free or Die Hard . Vajna Buzz Feitshans Robert Lawrence Jonathan Hensleigh Characters by Roderick Thorp Bruce Willis Jeremy Irons Samuel L. Lemer David Willis Andrew G.101. 1995 131 minutes United States English $90 million $366.''Die Hard with a Vengeance'' 121 Die Hard with a Vengeance Die Hard with a Vengeance Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by John McTiernan John McTiernan Michael Tadross Robert H. Jackson Larry Bryggman Graham Greene Colleen Camp Michael Kamen Written by Based on Starring Music by Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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Four Rooms
Four Rooms

Directed by

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

Produced by Written by


Music by

Cinematography Rodrigo García Buillermo Navarro Phil Parmet Andrzej Sekuła

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

soundtrackcollector. December 25. Les Brown and Ben Homer. 2009).com/title/tt0113101/) at the Internet Movie Database • Four Rooms (http://www.354 in only 319 theaters. asp?TID=345& PN=2) (accessed February 9. External links • Four Rooms (http://www. 25. 28. 2009). net/ php_review_template. 20. php?movieid=55403& labelid=29410) at Soundtrack Collector [4] http:/ / www. December 25.[8] References [1] http:/ / www. com/ catalog/ soundtrackdetail. rottentomatoes. com/ m/ four_rooms/ [5] Four Rooms review (http:/ / www.[7] The film grossed $4. boxofficemojo. receiving a 15% rating from Rotten Tomatoes but a 'fresh' 72% from moviegoers.''Four Rooms'' 18. [6] Four Rooms review (http:/ / www. performed by Esquivel) – 2:30 "The Millionaire's Holiday" – 2:13 Tracks 26-29 from The Man from Hollywood: "Ted-o-vater" – 0:39 "Vertigogo (Closing Credits)" – 5:33 "'D' In The Hallway Credits" – 0:25 "Torchy" – 0:16 130 Critical reception The film did not fare as well with critics as it did with the film's audience. performed by Esquivel) – 2:39 "Kids Watch TV" – 2:03 "Champagne and Needles" – 2:06 "Bullseye" – 1:01 "Harlem Nocturne" (Written by Earle Hagen. 27. • 26. allmusic. 2009). com/ forum/ forum_posts.imdb. Madonna won the 1995 Razzie award for Worst Supporting Actress for her part in "The Missing Ingredient". 1995 (accessed February 11. washingtonpost.com/work/135797) at Allmovie .[6] Most reviews agree that "The Misbehavers" the best of the rooms. 29.257. 21. "Mariachi" – 0:29 "Antes De Medianoche" – 2:45 "Sentimental Journey" (Written by Bud Green. 2009). reelviews. htm) in the Washington Post. com/ album/ r229301 [2] Four Rooms (http:/ / www. php?identifier=675) on ReelViews. net/ albums/ database/ ?id=1) at SoundtrackNet [3] Four Rooms (http:/ / www. The film fared better with audiences with a solid 'B-' rating from Box Office Mojo and a 'B' rating from Yahoo!. com/ movies/ ?id=fourrooms. 1995 (accessed February 11. [7] The (Not So) Sweet Sixteenth Annual RAZZIE Awards (for 1995) (http:/ / www. 24. 23. htm (accessed February 9. 19. razzies. soundtrack. It has become somewhat of a favorite for fans of Tarantino and Rodriguez alike.allmovie. 22.[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".[4] James Berardinelli of ReelViews described the film as "one of 1995's major disappointments". com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ fourroomsrhinson_c03fa1. [8] http:/ / www.

Madeleine Stowe. and Christopher Plummer.5 million budget. 1995 127 minutes United States English $29. and filming lasted from February to May 1995. and starring Bruce Willis.4 million worldwide. Brad Pitt. David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La jetée. 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. Under Terry Gilliam's direction. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film. Brad Pitt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. and won a Golden Globe for his performance.839.5 million $168. The film was released to critical praise and grossed approximately $168. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore.459 12 Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam. where the story was set. The .

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

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

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

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

8/10 score. Fantasy & Horror Films awarded 12 Monkeys the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film. 12 Monkeys eventually grossed $57.[24] Awards and nominations Brad Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.84 million in its opening weekend.[16] Critical reception The film received a positive response from critics. Frida) was also nominated for her work. Madeleine Stowe."[20] Desson Thomson of The Washington Post praised the art direction and set design.629 theater wide release came on January 5. the film earned $13.''Twelve Monkeys'' 136 Reception Release 12 Monkeys was given a limited release in the United States on December 29. 87% of the critics enjoyed 12 Monkeys with an average rating of 7.[9] 12 Monkeys received positive notices from the science fiction community. but excellent performances and mind-blowing plot twists make 12 Monkeys a kooky. "In its frantic mix of chaos. and the more you know about movies (especially the technical side).7 million in other countries. When the 1. 12 Monkeys is Jumanji for adults".[25] However. with a hero who tries to prevail against the chaos of his condition. "The film is a celebration of madness and doom. The consensus reads: "The plot's a bit of a jumble. the more you're likely to admire it. Based on 45 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes. James Cole is instead observing it to make a better future. also scripted by David Peoples) and Brazil (1985. but lost to James Acheson of Restoration. "This vision is a cold. All of this is done very well. coming to a worldwide total of $168. receiving an 83% approval rating and a 6.[26] Terry Gilliam was honored for his directing duties at the 1996 Berlin International Film Festival. dark. 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.6/10. Thomson reasoned. Costume designer Julie Weiss (Hollywoodland.[19] Roger Ebert observed 12 Monkeys' depiction of the future. but lost to Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects.[22] Internet reviewer James Berardinelli believed the filmmakers took an intelligent and creative motive for the time travel subplot.[23] Richard Corliss of Time magazine felt the film's time travel aspect and apocalyptic depiction of a bleaker future was overtly cliché.84 million. 1995. and is inadequate". Bruce Willis. Gilliam's atmospherics and an exhilarating momentum easily outweigh such trifling flaws in the script". Gilliam and writers David and Janet Peoples received nominations.[21] Peter Travers from Rolling Stone magazine cited the film's success on Gilliam's direction and Willis' performance. Rather than being sent to change the past. finding similarities with Blade Runner (1982. carnage and zoo animals. effective experience. Mr. damp one.[28] . Ebert wrote. Pitt was able to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. And as entertainment. and even the romance between Willis and Stowe feels desperate rather than joyous. "Willis and Pitts's performances.[14] The film was able to hold the #1 spot on box office charts for two weeks in January. also directed by Terry Gilliam)."[17] The film was more balanced with Rotten Tomatoes' 18 reviewers in the "Top Critics" poll. based on 20 reviews. before dropping from competition to From Dusk till Dawn.14 million in US totals and $111. 1996. Holland's Opus and Black Sheep. it appeals more to the mind than to the senses. The film was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation[27] and the Academy of Science Fiction.[18] By comparison. Metacritic calculated a 74/100 rating. Corliss wrote.[15] Universal Studios Home Entertainment's special edition release of 12 Monkeys in May 2005 contains an audio commentary by director Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven.

The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-01. . rottentomatoes. Charles Roven. [29] "Copyright Casebook: 12 Monkeys .''Twelve Monkeys'' 137 Lebbeus Woods lawsuit In the beginning of the film. aspx). Universal Home Video [6] Terry Gilliam. org/ works2/ suite. org/ browse/ film/ 23446).. . Retrieved 2009-04-05. probing for weaknesses as the inquisitors interrogate him. Amazon.[29] Architect Lebbeus Woods filed a lawsuit against Universal in February 1996.9171. html). saturnawards. thehugoawards. ew. London: Faber and Faber. [9] Christie. . com/ wp-srv/ style/ longterm/ movies/ videos/ twelvemonkeys.00. [14] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www.00. Retrieved 2009-04-01. [16] "12 Monkeys (Special Edition) (1996)" (http:/ / www. html). Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes. org/ ?page_id=24). "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. [11] [DVD's Production Notes] [12] "Suite Punta del Este" (http:/ / www. oscars. Retrieved 2009-04-01. . com/ m/ 12_monkeys/ ?critic=creamcrop). The Hugo Awards Organization. Retrieved 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-04-01. [13] "SALON Reviews:12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. net/ movies/ t/ twelve_mon. Retrieved 2009-03-24. html). "Back To The Bleak Future" (http:/ / www. . . [25] "1995 (68) Academy Awards" (http:/ / awardsdatabase. jsp). com/ movies/ ?id=twelvemonkeys. Salon Media Group. Retrieved 2009-04-01. Benedict. html). html). [26] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. com/ movies/ 1995/ 012MN. . . [18] "12 Monkeys: Top Critics" (http:/ / www. [21] Desson Thomson (1996-01-05). "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / rogerebert. [15] "Twelve Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Time. boxofficemojo. 220–225. "Terry Gilliam: Going Mainstream (Sort Of)". Metacritic. Entertainment Weekly. com/ 05/ reviews/ monkey2. [24] Richard Corliss (1996-01-08). "They Call Him Mr. com/ movie/ twelve-monkeys). com/ apps/ pbcs..983933. Box Office Mojo. ew. "Time and the Machine". Retrieved 09-12-2010. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0. and allowed the studio to continue distribution of the film. Retrieved 2009-04-01. The Numbers. . pp. Retrieved 2008-03-12. . 1998. reelviews. "Brass Bald" (http:/ / www. com/ title/ tt0116479/ ).1219922_1. . html#film).Universal Studios and Lebbeus Woods" (http:/ / www. Sight & Sound. htm#howe). Entertainment Weekly. org/ past. claiming that his work "Neomechanical Tower (Upper) Chamber" was used without permission. com/ Visual/ Monkeys/ Monkeys. washingtonpost. Retrieved 2009-04-04. [4] Christie. Academy of Science Fiction. dll/ article?AID=/ 19960105/ REVIEWS/ 601050301/ 1023). James is brought into the interrogation room and told to sit in a chair which is attached to a vertical rail on the wall. rottentomatoes. rollingstone. [27] "1996 Hugo Awards" (http:/ / www. html).com. .231–233 [10] Nick James (April 1996). com/ ew/ article/ 0. ISBN 0-571-20280-2. "Twelve Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2007-04-14. A sphere supported by a metal armature is suspended directly in front of him. [17] "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. pp. [23] James Berardinelli. Retrieved 2009-04-01. . Chicago Sun-Times. [19] "12 Monkeys (1995): Reviews" (http:/ / www. goldenglobes. Fantasy & Horror Films. Woods won his lawsuit. The Washington Post. .[29] References [1] Chris Nashawaty (2006-08-04). . amazon. com/ exec/ obidos/ ASIN/ B0007PALZ2). Retrieved 2009-04-01. the-numbers. . ReelViews.com. Retrieved 19 Jan 2010. Gilliam on Gilliam.297297. . benedict. . piazzolla. Terry Gilliam (1999). suntimes. [22] Peter Travers (1996-01-25).00. Retrieved 2009-04-01. Rolling Stone. htm).226–230 [5] The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (http:/ / www. Pitch" (http:/ / www. org/ ampas_awards/ DisplayMain. Retrieved 2009-04-01. metacritic. Retrieved 2009-04-01. . Gilliam. com/ ew/ article/ 0. . Universal Home Video [7] Jill Gerston (1995-12-24). com/ reviews/ movie/ 5948875/ review/ 5948876/ 12_monkeys). . "12 Monkeys" (http:/ / www. Ástor Piazzolla. [8] Jeff Gordinier (1995-05-19). Retrieved 2009-04-04. php). earning over $1 million from Universal. [20] Roger Ebert (1996-01-05). DVD audio commentary. 1997. [28] "Past Saturn Awards" (http:/ / www. time. imdb. Gilliam. salon. com/ m/ 12_monkeys/ ). pp. [2] DVD production notes [3] Ian Christie. Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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and a corrupt sheriff (Bruce Dern). Christopher Walken. all of whom make their living by catering to Jericho's criminal elements. .927[1] Last Man Standing is a 1996 action film written and directed by Walter Hill. English Spanish $67. The film is known primarily for its intense gunfights.''Last Man Standing (film)'' 139 Last Man Standing (film) Last Man Standing Directed by Produced by Written by Walter Hill Walter Hill Arthur M. 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. in the style reminiscent of Hong Kong Blood Opera.115.000. starring Bruce Willis. It is a credited remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo. aside from the bartender Joe Monday (William Sanderson). an undertaker.the Italians under Strozzi. 1996 101 min.that have driven the other residents away.) Gross revenue $18. a mysterious character (later identifying himself as "John Smith") (Bruce Willis) drives into Jericho. near the Mexican border. and Bruce Dern. Plot In Prohibition Era Texas.000 US (est.45 caliber pistols. and the Irish under Doyle . featuring Bruce Willis's character dual-wielding two M1911 . The town is virtually deserted except for two feuding bootleg gangs .

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

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

boxofficemojo.co. based on the TV series.com/movies/?id=lastmanstanding.''Last Man Standing (film)'' 142 External links • Last Man Standing (http://www.118. 1996 81 minutes United States English $12 million $61.bbc.[1] It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen Pictures and MTV Films. A Fistful of Dollars and Last Man Standing (http://www.386 Music by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Beavis and Butt-head Do America is a 1996 animated feature film.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. and co-written and .com/title/tt0116830/) at the Internet Movie Database • Last Man Standing (http://www. Beavis and Butt-head.imdb.htm) at Box Office Mojo • A Comparison of Yojimbo.

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

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

White Zombie . 1996 1995-1996 Heavy metal.3:59 6. alternative rock. "Pimp'n Ain't EZ" .Madd Head . the version of Lesbian Seagull with Mr.Rancid with Stubborn All-Stars .4:44 10. and series creator Mike Judge.4:37 3.3:53 5. "Snakes" . "Walk on Water" . "Lesbian Seagull" . "Ratfinks.5:05 12.Isaac Hayes .4:34 8. "Two Cool Guys" . . Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls" .3:39 Noticeably missing are Mucha Muchacha. who wrote the theme.LL Cool J .Butthole Surfers . Van Driessen singing.Engelbert Humperdinck .Ozzy Osbourne .3:06 2. which were released on a separate album. is given a co-writing credit with Hayes in the soundtrack liner notes.No Doubt . and the score tracks. hard rock.Southern Culture on the Skids . "White Trash" . "Two Cool Guys". written and performed by soul and funk icon Isaac Hayes.''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. is a semi-parody of Hayes' Academy Award-winning "Theme from Shaft".4:21 9. ska punk.Red Hot Chili Peppers . It incorporates the theme from the Beavis and Butt-head television series as a rhythm guitar line. "Ain't Nobody" . "Love Rollercoaster" . "The Lord Is a Monkey" (Rock Version) . "I Wanna Riot" . hip hop 49:00 Geffen Professional reviews • Allmusic link [3] 1.AC/DC . "Gone Shootin'" .4:38 4.4:18 * 7.2:03 11.

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

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

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

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

This name also appears in the novelization of the film.''The Fifth Element'' produced 954 costumes for use in the film. The second disc provided special features. The original DVD was in its original 2. Visual Effects Society voted the visual effects of The Fifth Element to be the 50th most influential of all time. saying. Jovovich stated that she and Besson wrote letters to each other in the Divine Language as practice. Soundtrack . Neither release carried special features.[10] The Fifth Element was nominated for an Academy Award in 1998 in the Best Effects. based on 22 reviews on Metacritic. but it won the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects. 2005. and featured subtitling in six languages (English. LaserDisc. certifying it as "Fresh".[11] Home media The original home video release of The Fifth Element took place in North America on December 10. 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. and Best Production Design. "It may or may not be the worst movie ever made. used a higher data rate for a better picture. This enhanced release. including deleted scenes and a production featurette. and DVD. losing to Titanic. The first Blu-ray Disc release of the film occurred on June 20.[4] and a less favorable 52/100. 2007. had English and Spanish audio and subtitling. 2001. while the Remastered version contains only English and French audio. for the first time. It was nominated for seven César awards and won three for Best Director. which seems a reasonable length. Chinese and Thai) but only English audio and no special features.35:1 format. and was widely criticized as having poor picture quality."[6] David Edelstein of Slate gave it a negative review. A two-disc Ultimate Edition was released on January 11.[3] 150 Reception The Fifth Element received mixed-to-positive reviews with a 72%. The film was re-released in Sony's Superbit collection on October 9.[13] The feature set of the original Blu-ray release matches Disc 1 of the Ultimate Collection. grossing over US$263 million. and carried no special features. 2006. The "Divine Language" spoken in the film is a fictional language with only 400 words. Spanish. Best Cinematography. and I recommend it for its richness of imagery. based on 53 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes. it plays long. on VHS. But at 127 minutes. also pressed in its original 2. The original name of the character Ruby Rhod was Loc Rhod. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave it 3 stars out of 4 saying "I would not have missed seeing this film. released on July 17.35:1 anamorphic widescreen format. French. Portuguese. 1997.[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. but it is one of the most unhinged.[9] 76% of the receipts for The Fifth Element were from markets outside of the United States. Sound Effects Editing category. almost three times its budget of US$90 million. invented by director Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich.[12] Sony subsequently made a remastered Blu-ray version available."[7] The film was selected as the opening film for the 1997 Cannes Film Festival[8] and became a major box office success.

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

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

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

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

and it shares many key plot elements.''The Jackal (1997 film)'' 155 The Jackal (1997 film) The Jackal Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Michael Caton-Jones Michael Caton-Jones Sean Daniel James Jacks Kevin Jarre Chuck Pfarrer Bruce Willis Richard Gere Sidney Poitier Diane Venora Mathilda May Jack Black Carter Burwell Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Karl Walter Lindenlaub Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Language Budget Gross revenue Jim Clark Universal Pictures November 14. Its title is similar to the 1973 film The Day of the Jackal. Richard Gere. 1997 124 min.000 [1] [1] $159. . It was directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Diane Venora and Sidney Poitier. English Russian $60.000.330.280 The Jackal is a 1997 suspense film starring Bruce Willis.

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

1997 with an opening weekend totaling $15. com/ cgi-bin/ article.''The Jackal (1997 film)'' 157 Production Fred Zinnemann. dll/ article?AID=/ 19971114/ REVIEWS/ 711140302/ 1023).[1] It would go on to gross $159. DTL).280 worldwide. html). curiously flat thriller". (Frederick Forsyth.164. . Against its $60m budget. sfgate.com/title/tt0119395/) at the Internet Movie Database • The Jackal (http://www. External links • The Jackal (http://www.[4] Box office The Jackal premièred on November 14.595. com/ apps/ pbcs. also publicly distanced himself regarding his novel and the remake. the movie was a financial success. [3] Stein. The San Francisco Chronicle. Ruthe (November 14. boxofficemojo. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called it a "glum. com/ movies/ ?id=jackal.330.boxofficemojo.) The film was credited as being "based on the screenplay for Day of the Jackal by Kenneth Ross. . [4] The Austin Chronicle: Film Listings (http:/ / www.htm) at Box Office Mojo • The Jackal (http://www.com/movies/?id=jackal. . Retrieved 2009-03-01 [2] "The Jackal" (http:/ / rogerebert. References [1] "Box Office Mojo: The Jackal" (http:/ / www.[3] and Russell Smith of the Austin Chronicle called it "1997's most tedious movie". suntimes." Reception Critical response The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. who wrote the novel the original film was based on. austinchronicle.[2] Ruthe Stein of the San Francisco Chronicle called it "more preposterous than thrilling". cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1997/ 11/ 14/ DD16221.com/m/jackal/) on Rotten Tomatoes . com/ gyrobase/ Calendar/ Film?Film=oid:140948). Chicago Sun-Times. fought with Universal Pictures to change the title of the movie so it wouldn't share the original's name. "'Jackal' Can't Hide From Absurd Plot / Willis alters look in mishmash thriller" (http:/ / www. 1997).rottentomatoes.imdb. director of The Day of the Jackal.

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.289 Mercury Rising is a 1998 American action thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Harold Becker. Willis plays Art Jeffries.107.''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. 1998 111 minutes United States English $60 million $93. the movie is based on Ryne Douglas Pearson's 1996 novel originally published as Simple Simon. .

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

000 internationally for a total of $93.boxofficemojo. and saves the boy as well as Stacey.172. References [1] "Rotten Tomatoes" (http:/ / www.[1] Bruce Willis won the 1999 Golden Raspberry for his performance. at his school.''Mercury Rising'' Kudrow's hit man and then Kudrow himself. 2007.com/movies/?id=mercuryrising. won the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film .386 theaters.289 in the United States and $60.107. . rottentomatoes. The film ends with Jeffries and Stacey visiting Simon.com/title/tt0120749/) at the Internet Movie Database • Mercury Rising (http://www.289. having finally accepted him as a person of his trust.htm) at Box Office Mojo .715 in its opening weekend in 2. com/ m/ mercury_rising/ ). Mercury Rising.104.Leading Young Actor at the 1999 Young Artist Awards for his portrayal of Simon.imdb. now living with foster parents. who embraces Jeffries as a welcome friend. Miko Hughes. External links • Mercury Rising (http://www. Retrieved July 5. just as Kudrow grabs the screaming Simon in a last-ditched effort to take him to the helicopter. Box office The film earned $10. 160 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Special Agent Art Jeffries Alec Baldwin as Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Kudrow Miko Hughes as Simon Lynch Chi McBride as FBI Agent Tommy Jordan Kim Dickens as Stacey Siebring John Carroll Lynch as Martin Lynch Kelley Hazen as Jenny Lynch Lindsey Lee Ginter as Peter Burrell Robert Stanton as Dean Crandell Bodhi Elfman as Leo Pedranski Kevin Conway as Lomax Carrie Preston as Emily Lang John Doman as Supervisor Hartley Richard Riehle as Edgar Halstrom Reception The film received mostly negative reviews from film critics. the film grossed $32. however. Altogether. garnering an 18% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes.935.

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

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

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

a contributing screenwriter.[12] Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Following the 2003 Columbia disaster." was unrealistic.$352.578. "If that isn't screenwriting. I don't know what is". razzle-dazzle. FX pulled Armageddon from the night's schedule and replaced it with Aliens. She sees it as a celebration of working men: "This film makes these ordinary men noble.US$140.089. light.709. color. 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". in response to the disaster. lifting their efforts up into an epic event. saying.[14] Box office • • • • • Budget . Prospective managers are asked to find as many inaccuracies in the movie as they can. film scholar Jeanine Basinger.131.[9] 164 Scientific inaccuracies In an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Michael Bay admitted that central premise of the film. Despite the general critical disdain. near the end of the movie's credits there is a disclaimer stating. was "much more in line with top-secret research.972[1] Total Domestic Grosses . states that the film is "a work of art by a cutting-edge artist who is a master of movement.''Armageddon (1998 film)'' in Mercury Rising and The Siege. some screen captures from the opening scene where Atlantis is destroyed were passed off as satellite images of the disaster in a hoax.$553.$201.182[1] Total Overseas Grosses . a DVD edition of Armageddon was released by The Criterion Collection. both released in the same year as this film. she states that in the first few moments of the film all the main characters are well established.788[1] Soundtracks Armageddon: The Album ."[11] NASA shows the film as part of its management training program. "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. who taught Michael Bay at Wesleyan University."[10] Additionally. in which an anti-gravity device is used to deflect a comet from a collision course with Earth. At least 168 impossible things have been found during these screenings of the film.000.000[1] Opening Weekend Gross (Domestic) ." Further.606[1] Total Worldwide Grosses . and explosion". Roy Pool. and shape—and also of chaos.[13] Also.$36.[8] In an essay supporting the selection of Armageddon. stated that his script. "that [NASA] could actually do something in a situation like this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

. from this film. He says that director Edward Zwick does a good job of the crowd scenes.. ." He thought it was "Insidious and incendiary" because it "reinforces stereotypes that lead to hate crimes. I happen to come from the school that thinks that movies should not only make you uncomfortable. 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. and dismissed the criticism. This idea was rejected.[2] Roger Ebert gives the film a score of 2 1/2 stars out of 4. I believe.''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. "Anytime you talk about issues that touch on religion of any kind.623 in other territories on a budget of $70 million. it's good to be talked about. if you've not offended somebody. that's become a daily thing. "To see Americans rounded up in the streets. when Arabs were immediately assumed responsible. This is actually dangerous. that image is the announcement to the viewer of the presence of violence. who suggested that the story be changed to mirror the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. … How does it feel to be a lightning rod? It gets the blood going." Ibish acknowledged that Arab terrorists did. It's beyond offensive." says Zwick. I think it's better than being universally ignored. We're used to offensive."[7] .[Thanks to this film] Every time someone goes through the Muslim ablution. He criticizes the film saying that although it is not intentionally offensive it is clumsy.691. the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee came out against the film. you're a nobody. Army Major General William Devereaux Tony Shalhoub as FBI Special Agent Frank Haddad[1] Aasif Mandvi as Khalil Saleh Sami Bouajila as Samir Nazhde Ahmed Ben Larby as Sheik Akhmed bin Talal Reception Critical response Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of a 44% 'fresh' based on 59 reviews. the Muslims have total disregard for human life. 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.S. government.981."[5] "What the movie is most deeply about — it's about our own latent possibilities of repression.[5] [6] Director Edward Zwick had met with Arab Americans. to see Americans put into stadiums. I have a friend who says. stereotyping and prejudice. bomb the World Trade Center in 1993. In a culture where there seems to be so much to talk about. in fact. Should we only present every group as paragons and monoliths of virtue? The movie inspires to engender this kind of dialogue.S.[4] Controversy When the film opened.[3] Box office The film grossed $40.289 in North America and $75. … You can anticipate any kind of reaction in these times in which sensitivity seems very high in the culture." Echoing such criticism the Council on American-Islamic Relations protested that "In this film. Its spokesman Hussein Ibish said "The Siege is extremely offensive." The groups were "faxing and calling news organizations on a regular basis" to voice their concerns. you can anticipate this kind of reaction. they might make you think. but said that Arab and Islamic groups are upset by "the very strong equation between Muslim religious practices and terrorism. saying.

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

(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. Jr. Jr.278 Breakfast of Champions is a 1999 American comedy film adapted and directed by Alan Rudolph from the novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut.''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. 1999 110 minutes United States English $12 million $178. .

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

00. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. Entertainment Weekly.allmovie. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 1999). [5] Lawrenson. nytimes. Edward (September 2000). The New York Times. "The Affluent Society? Welcome to the Fun House" (http:/ / www. com/ library/ film/ 091799breakfast-film-review. For the film to have grabbed us from the start. ."[7] 175 References [1] Breakfast of Champions CD Unabridged by Kurt Vonnegut. which continues unabated throughout. it begins on a note of total migraine-inducing hysteria. Retrieved 2009-07-23.com/title/tt0120618/) at the Internet Movie Database • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. 1999). [7] Taubin. Village Voice. seems to think that what matters is the story. 1999). aspx) [2] Holden. "Willis' performance. "As it is.''Breakfast of Champions (film)'' Entertainment Weekly gave the film an "F" rating and Owen Gleiberman wrote."[6] In her review for the Village Voice. com/ cgi-bin/ article. External links • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. in an act of insane folly. [3] Gleiberman. and insisting on pushing almost every scene as frantic comedy weighted by social commentary. ."[5] In his review for the Los Angeles Times. Amy Taubin wrote. . cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 1999/ 12/ 10/ DD79354. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. org. Relying on lame visual gimmicks that fall flat. Owen (September 24.64251.0. 1999). Amy (September 21. "Rudolph. Peter (December 10. 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. 1999). "Another middle-aged male-crisis opus. Stephen (September 17. Sight and Sound. . sfgate. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie990916-4. Los Angeles Times. Kevin Thomas wrote. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Rudolph needed to make a sharper differentiation between the everyday world his people live in and the vivid world of their tormented imaginations. Retrieved 2009-07-23. he forces his actors to become hams rather than believable characters. harpercollins.boxofficemojo. bfi.7972230. "Sticky-Sweet Hereafters" (http:/ / www. com/ ew/ article/ 0. "Breakfast of Champions" (http:/ / www. com/ 1999-09-21/ film/ sticky-sweet-hereafters/ 1). story).htm) at Box Office Mojo • Breakfast of Champions (http://www. ew.. no method. San Francisco Chronicle. DTL). [4] Stack. com/ books/ 9780060586232/ Breakfast_of_Champions_CD_Unabridged/ index. soon feels embarrassingly indulgent. villagevoice. . Kevin (September 17."[4] Sight and Sound magazine's Edward Lawrenson wrote. "Way Too Much Ham In Overdone Breakfast" (http:/ / www. Peter Stack wrote."[3] In his review for the San Francisco Chronicle. html).imdb. too heavily satirical in its look.com/movies/?id=breakfastofchampions.com/m/breakfast_of_champions/) at Rotten Tomatoes . . and its ideas not as fresh as they should be.rottentomatoes. Jr (http:/ / www. Breakfast of Champions is too in-your-face. uk/ sightandsound/ review/ 318). [6] Thomas. html). "Rudolph botches the material big time. calendarlive. all madness.

most notably his affinity for twist endings.806.292 The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American psychological thriller written and directed by M. isolated boy who is able to see and talk to the dead. 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. a troubled. . including Best Picture. 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. Night Shyamalan. 1999 107 minutes United States English $40 million [1] [1] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $672. Night Shyamalan Kathleen Kennedy Frank Marshall Barry Mendel M.''The Sixth Sense'' 176 The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by M. and introduced the cinema public to his signatures. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment).

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

the color of the balloon. The film was #71 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. carpet. the volume numbers on Crowe's tape recorder.. It was also recently named the 89th Best Film of all time by the American Film Institute in 2007.[9] [10] By vote of the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Without obtaining approval from his boss. Though the filmmakers were careful about clues of Malcolm's true state. It grossed $26.[1] It earned $293. All of the clothes Malcolm wears during the film are items he wore or touched the evening before his death. 100 Thrills. The Sixth Sense was awarded the Nebula Award for Best Script in 1999. it was given at first a limited release at 9 screens.5% distribution fee for itself. 100 Movie Quotes. The color red is intentionally absent from most of the film. honoring . reaching #44 on AFI's 100 Years.[5] Reception The film received very positive reviews from critics.292 in the United States and a worldwide gross of $672. sold the production rights to Spyglass Entertainment. Malcolm Crowe Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear Toni Collette as Lynn Sear Olivia Williams as Anna Crowe Donnie Wahlberg as Vincent Grey Glenn Fitzgerald as Sean Mischa Barton as Kyra Collins Trevor Morgan as Tommy Tammisimo M. The Sixth Sense also captured 60th place on AFI's 100 Years. Kyra's mother's dress at the wake. 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". Night Shyamalan as Dr. box office." In a special feature the filmmakers mention they initially feared this shot would be a giveaway. Disney. In the commentary from the film Superbad.506. the camera zooms slowly towards his face when Cole says "I see dead people.[7] The film had a production budget of approximately $40 million (plus $25 million for prints and advertising).[8] In the United Kingdom. Donnie Wahlberg lost 43 pounds to achieve his character's emaciated look. Vogel bought the rights to the script. Disney's David Vogel read Shyamalan's speculative script and instantly loved it.S.. ranking it 35th on the list of box-office money earners in the U.6 million in its opening weekend and spent five weeks as the #1 film at the U. Michael Cera said that he made his first film audition for the role of Cole Sear. for the scene where Cole encounters a female ghost in his tent..S.. but decided to leave it in. as of April 2010.806. and the shawl wrapped around the sleeping Anna when Malcolm realizes he is a ghost.292. the doorknob on the locked closet door Malcolm can't open.''The Sixth Sense'' 178 Cast • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Dr. with an 85% 'Certified Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. which included his overcoat. Hill Production According to the book DisneyWar. and kept only a 12. and Vogel left the company. and entered at #8 before climbing up to #1 the following week with 430 theatres playing the film. Disney later stripped Vogel of the title of President of Walt Disney Pictures.[4] Examples include the door of the church where Cole seeks sanctuary.[6] and 64 rating on Metacritic. The line "I see dead people" from the film became a popular catchphrase after its release. apparently in a show of little confidence in the film. the tent in which he first encounters Kyra. and Cole's sweater at the birthday party. despite the high price of US$2 million and the stipulation that Shyamalan could direct the film. his blue sweater and the different layers of his suit.

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

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

(1989) starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. (non-USA) October 15...''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. . 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Bruce Willis and Spencer Breslin.580 Disney's The Kid is a 2000 American film. 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. Lily Tomlin. Chi McBride.''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. 2000 104 minutes United States English $65 million [1] $110. and Jean Smart.317.

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

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

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

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

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

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

in these modern times. Elijah's note to David.708 theaters. orange). writer-director M. Written and illustrated by Matt Wagner.33 million in its opening weekend. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 68% of critics gave the film positive write-ups. Sense. The film went on to gross $95.[22] Shyamalan admitted he was disappointed by the reaction Unbreakable received from the general public and critics. gave a negative review. The colors show up in their clothes. the wallpaper and bed sheets in their houses. but Touchstone insisted on portraying it as a psychological thriller. based on 31 reviews.01 million in the United States and $153.[12] As in comic books.[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". David's is green and Elijah's is purple. In this case. He wanted to promote Unbreakable as a comic book movie.11 million internationally.[17] Critical reception The reviews were largely positive with a majority of reviews listed as "favorable" at movie review websites. 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.[3] Release Box office and home media Unbreakable was released in the United States on November 22. Night Shyamalan leads you into a fascinating labyrinth.[23] Shyamalan also disliked Touchstone Pictures' marketing campaign. earning $30.2/10. 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. He did praise Dylan Tichenor's editing and James Newton Howard's music composition. Both Unbreakable and Mage are set in Philadelphia. the key to the path.[16] The film made an additional $95 million in DVD sales.[14] but managed to set opening weekend box office records in Brazil."[21] Todd McCarthy of Variety mostly criticized Shyamalan's writing and the performances given by the actors. the main characters have their identified color schemes.[3] The people whose bad deeds are sensed by David are identified by an article of clothing in a single bright color (red. totaling a worldwide gross of $248. as compared to Shyamalan's previous film The Sixth Sense.  — M. and various personal items.[15] Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Unbreakable as a two-disc special edition DVD in June 2001.[13] Unbreakable faced early competition from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. the film has received an average score of 62. with an average score of 6. or at least to rewrite. to contrast them with the dark and dreary comic book color scheme."[20] Kenneth Turan. which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics. Ebert believed that Willis' "subtle acting" was positively different from Willis' usual work in "brainless action movies".''Unbreakable (film)'' 196 Comic book references Good cannot exist without evil and evil cannot exist without good. the secret design to that labyrinth. similar to The Sixth . this story might have been assigned to oblivion.12 million. but was disappointed with the ending.[1] Critics generally noted the weaker ending.[2] Metacritic. Turan reasoned "if The Sixth Sense hadn't been as big a success as it was. writing in the Los Angeles Times. is contained in comic books. "Whether it means to or not. based on a sample of 155. it's the mythological world and. an alternative universe that lurks right under our noses. 2000 in 2. the shadow of The Sixth Sense hangs over Unbreakable". Mage follows a wizard who convinces an Average Joe to try and find out if he is a superhero. arguing that Unbreakable had no originality. Roger Ebert largely enjoyed the film.

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

"Unbreakable" (http:/ / rogerebert. . . ew. com/ News/ story. "Bruce Willis Says M. spike. www. asp?nid=13123). story) on 2008-06-22. Jackson. [20] Desson Thomson (2000-11-24). mtv. .com/title/tt0217869/) at the Internet Movie Database Unbreakable (http://www.com/m/unbreakable/) at Rotten Tomatoes . "Scary And Smart" (http:/ / www. Time. com/ time/ magazine/ article/ 0.. "Night of the Living Dread" (http:/ / www. archive.rottentomatoes. Entertainment Weekly. [27] Olly Richards (2001-08-01). html). html). Retrieved 2009-01-23. Chicago Sun-Times. [21] Kenneth Turan (2000-11-21).imdb. washingtonpost. M. [24] Weiner. Empire Online. htm). Spike (TV channel).allmovie. 198 External links • • • • Unbreakable (http://www.boxofficemojo. com/ ew/ article/ 0. [28] Casey Seijas (2008-09-18). . Retrieved 2008-12-20. popmatters. html).4110177. MTV News. com/ 2008/ 06/ 02/ business/ media/ 02night. . Retrieved 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2008-12-19. html). Retrieved 2008-12-20. org/ web/ 20080622010752/ http:/ / www. Night Shyamalan 'Still Thinking' About 'Unbreakable 2'" (http:/ / splashpage. com/ pm/ post/ 121312-unbreakable-2-on-the-horizon/ ).333419.994783.nytimes. Retrieved 2008-12-20. com/ review/ VE1117788668. ign. [26] Brian Linder (2000-12-05). Night Shyamalan On The ‘Unbreakable’ Sequel That Never Was. Variety. com/ video/ tarantinos-top-20/ 3228451).0. . calendarlive.com/work/214082) at Allmovie Unbreakable (http://www.com. . [19] Richard Corliss (2004-08-02). . [29] Marshall. Rick (2010-02-22). . Bill (2010-02-24). [25] "Tarantino's Top 20 Movies Since 1992" (http:/ / www. nytimes. Allison Hope (2008-06-02). MTV News. [22] Todd McCarthy (2000-11-20). "Willis' Unbreakable Trilogy Hopes Shattered" (http:/ / movies. Retrieved 2010-06-12. com/ apps/ pbcs. [23] Daniel Fierman (2002-08-02).00. . . [30] "Unbreakable 2: Broken' Story to be Used for Third Night Chronicles". Retrieved 2008-12-20. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-06-12. "An Unbreakable Sequel?" (http:/ / www. "Shyamalan's Hollywood Horror Story — NYTimes.00. dll/ article?AID=/ 20001122/ REVIEWS/ 11220302/ 1023). The Washington Post. html). . Retrieved 2008-12-20. com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie001121-3. calendarlive. But Might Be" (http:/ / splashpage.htm) at Box Office Mojo Unbreakable (http://www. com/ 2010/ 02/ 22/ bruce-willis-says-m-night-shyamalan-still-thinking-about-unbreakable-2/ ). mtv. story). com/ movies/ reviews/ cl-movie001121-3. "Unbreakable" (http:/ / www. IGN.com" (http:/ / www. Gibron.4110177. com/ wp-srv/ entertainment/ movies/ reviews/ unbreakablehowe. time. com/ articles/ 036/ 036655p1.0. Retrieved 2009-08-17. "An 'Unbreakable' Sense of Déjà Vu" (http:/ / web.9171. Retrieved 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2008-12-20.com/movies/?id=unbreakable. variety. com/ 2008/ 09/ 18/ samuel-l-jackson-m-night-shyamalan-on-the-unbreakable-sequel-that-never-was-but-might-be/ ). suntimes.''Unbreakable (film)'' [18] Roger Ebert (2000-11-22). "'Unbreakable 2' on the Horizon?" (http:/ / www. "Samuel L. PopMatters. . "'Unbreakable': Unrelentingly Gripping" (http:/ / www. empireonline. Viacom.

and Cate Blanchett. Filming began in October 2000 and ended in February 2001.903 Bandits is a 2001 American crime-comedy drama film directed by Barry Levinson. Billy Bob Thornton.631. It stars Bruce Willis. 2001 123 minutes United States English $75 million [1] [2] Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $67. . Thornton and Blanchett were nominated for Supporting Actor and Actress Golden Globes for their performances in this film.''Bandits'' 199 Bandits Bandits Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Written by Starring Barry Levinson Barry Levinson Michael Birnbaum Harley Peyton Bruce Willis Billy Bob Thornton Cate Blanchett Christopher Young Music by Cinematography Dante Spinotti Editing by Studio Stu Linder Hyde Park Entertainment Empire Pictures Cheyenne Enterprises Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer October 12. It helped Thornton earn a National Board of Review Best Actor Award for 2001.



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

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



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

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

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External links
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''Hart's War''


Hart's War
Hart's War

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

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

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

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

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

Willis produced Tears of the Sun through Cheyenne Enterprises. his production company.632.458 [1] [2] Country Language Budget Gross revenue Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American war film. depicting a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria. citizen Dr. and took the title from an early sub–title for Live Free or Die Hard.2003 121 min. (director's cut) United States English $70.K.000. Lt. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci) from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital. (theatrical cut) 142 min. .000 $85. A. the fourth film in the Die Hard series.''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. Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua.S. he filmed the sequel on condition he could use its sub-title for his SEALs war film.

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

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

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

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

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

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) . Lipschitz Ethan Phillips as Toa Soundtrack Rugrats Go Wild: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Recorded Genre Length Label June 10.''Rugrats Go Wild'' • • • • • • Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael Danielle Harris as Debbie Thornberry Jodi Carlisle as Marianne Thornberry Lacey Chabert as Eliza Thornberry Michael "Flea" Balzary as Donnie Thornberry Tom Kane as Darwin 212 Guest stars • • • • Bruce Willis as Spike Chrissie Hynde as Siri the clouded leopard Tony Jay as Dr.

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

788 Charlie's Angels .000.000 $259.''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. 2003 106 minutes United States English $120.

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

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

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

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Australia/New Zealand) April 7.155. .''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. Amanda Peet. Matthew Perry. Natasha Henstridge. 2004 United States April 9. and Kevin Pollak. 2004 98 minutes United States English $30million $26.781 [1] Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by The Whole Nine Yards The Whole Ten Yards is a 2004 film directed by Howard Deutch and sequel to the 2000 film The Whole Nine Yards. The film stars Bruce Willis.

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

Retrieved 2008-05-16. the film did not manage recoup its $30. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 4% of critics gave the film positive reviews. . htm) at Box Office Mojo. rottentomatoes.com/movies/?id=wholetenyards. [2] "The Whole Ten Yards Movie Reviews" (http:/ / www. 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.[1] References [1] The Whole Ten Yards (http:/ / www. Nicholas "Oz" Ozeransky Amanda Peet as Jill St.155. Rotten Tomatoes.000. the consensus being that the film was "A strained.[3] Box office Despite the films considerable star power and its predecessors warm reception from audiences. laugh-free sequel. The Whole Ten Yards recycles its predecessor's cast and plot but not its wit or reason for being" . .827.com/work/285892) at Allmovie The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. based on 27 reviews. [3] "Whole Ten Yards. boxofficemojo. metacritic. com/ film/ titles/ wholetenyards).boxofficemojo. less than one-quarter the gross of the original. External links • • • • • The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.allmovie. Retrieved 2008-05-16.310 internationally.471 domestically and $9.The Whole Ten Yards was a box office bomb.metacritic.[2] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 24 out of 100.htm) at Box Office Mojo .rottentomatoes.000 budget. bringing in only $16. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2009-10-27.com/film/titles/wholetenyards) at Metacritic The Whole Ten Yards (http://www.328. com/ m/ whole_ten_yards/ ).imdb.''The Whole Ten Yards'' 220 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bruce Willis as Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski Matthew Perry as Dr.com/title/tt0327247/) at the Internet Movie Database The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. With a worldwide total of $26. com/ movies/ ?id=wholetenyards. based on 110 reviews.781.com/m/whole_ten_yards/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Whole Ten Yards (http://www. The (2004): Reviews" (http:/ / www.

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

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

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

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

unless otherwise noted 1.html) Ocean's Twelve (http://www. [5] "The worst movie sequels ever . 2007. David (2004-12-13). Partie" by Roland Vincent – 2:59 4. "Yen on a Carousel" – 3:13 14.com/scripts/oceans-12_roughdraft1. and Linus is told to wait outside. "Stealing the Stock" (into) "Le Renard de Nuit" – 4:53 10. html).com/title/tt0349903/) at the Internet Movie Database Ocean's Twelve (http://www. "The Real Story" – 2:55 15.rottentomatoes.D. Matsui takes offence to this. When Danny and Rusty come out. [2] Ansen. when Linus sings the first two lines of the song. Erasmo Carlos and Bruno Lauzi. December 10. htm) [4] Ebert.allmovie. performed by Ornella Vanoni – 4:35 2. com/ life/ movies/ reviews/ 2004-12-09-oceans-12_x. com/ ew/ article/ 0.00.html) . "Explosive Corrosive Joseph" by John Schroeder – 2:33 13. html). "10:35 I Turn Off Camera 3" – 2:25 6. com/ apps/ pbcs. Newsweek. Retrieved May 20. 225 References [1] "An Uneven 'Twelve'" (http:/ / www.''Ocean's Twelve'' plays as Lahiri cracks Matsui is "El Capitalismo Foraneo" by Gotan Project. "Lifting the Building" – 2:34 5. usatoday. "7/29/04 The Day Of" – 3:11 11.S.com/work/289385) at Allmovie Ocean's Twelve (http://www.com/liv/fab/fab27. "Faust 72" by Dynastie Crisis – 3:23 9. Matsui and Danny (who speak an incoherent language code that Linus cannot understand). "Crepuscolo sul mare" by Piero Umiliani – 2:44 7. . Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2008-09-07. com/ wp-dyn/ content/ article/ 2004/ 12/ 10/ AR2005033114889. "Ascension to Virginity" was taken from the 1968 movie Candy where it likewise appeared in the epilogue -.. "Style Over Substance". Retrieved August 3.the version on the soundtrack is the full length version from the Candy soundtrack LP.dailyscript. The Washington Post. 144 (24):63 [3] Puig. "L'appuntamento" by Roberto Carlos.com/m/oceans_twelve/) at Rotten Tomatoes Ocean's Twelve Script (early draft) (http://www. Claudia (2004).pdf) 1897 Imperial Coronation Egg by Carl Faberge (http://andrejkoymasky. . External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://oceans12.com. "Ocean's Twelve" (http:/ / rogerebert.com/flash. Rusty asks Linus: "Kashmir?". Roger (2004). dll/ article?AID=/ 20041209/ REVIEWS/ 41122004) SunTime.warnerbros. "What R We Stealing" – 3:21 8. washingtonpost. "$165 Million + Interest" (into) "The Round Up" – 5:43 3.imdb. during the meeting between Rusty. "Three 8 Bar Drum Loops" – 1:02 (hidden track) There is also a reference to Kashmir. ew. "Ascension to Virginity" by Dave Grusin – 5:05 16. "Lazy [Album Version]" by Yellow Hammer – 4:30 12. 2010. "Forecast for 'Ocean's': Splashy and very cool" (http:/ / www. suntimes. "L. All songs by David Holmes. Stephen Hunter. Ocean's Twelve" (http:/ / www. 2004.1169126_11.# 16.

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

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

England. where Willis is the police chief. just east of downtown. California. Bristo Bay is the name of Bristo Camino in the original 2001 Robert Crais novel.[2] Vehicles of the fictional Bristo Camino police department and paramedic fire and rescue service are featured heavily in the film.[4] Although being fictional. and has since seen use in clothing items and memorabilia. The logo for the Bristo Camino police department features a Black Bear in a mountain setting. The movie's opening scenes were filmed in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.[3] Bristo Camino also appears to have influenced the name of an unsigned indie band in Leeds.''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. Jones Glenn Morshower as Lt. the interior scenes were done on soundstages in Hollywood. . between Malibu and Los Angeles. As the drama unfolds in the movie. Leifitz Jamie McShane as Joe Mack Jimmy Pinchak as Sean Mack Chad Smith as Bobby Knox Production Filming took place in the Malibu area (in western Los Angeles County). Bristo Camino. Bristo Camino was possibly intended to be a representation of Ojai or Moorpark. The exterior views of Smith's lavishly appointed house were filmed at a real house in the unincorporated Topanga Canyon area. 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. Roberts as Bob Ridley Art LaFleur as Bill Jorgenson Randy McPherson as Kovak Hector Luis Bustamante as Officer Ruiz Kathryn Joosten as Louise Johnny Messner as Mr. the main setting of the film. is a fictional town in Ventura County.

com/ apps/ pbcs. Retrieved 2010-05-30.939 at the box office in the United States and a total international gross of $77. Rotten Tomatoes. com/ music/ myband/ BristoCamino) "Hostage (2005)" (http:/ / www. dll/ article?AID=/ 20050310/ REVIEWS/ 50301003/ 1023 3/4 stars [8] 2005-03-11 http:/ / www.com/title/tt0340163/) at the Internet Movie Database . suntimes. Flixster.[1] Home media Hostage was released on DVD June 21. Flixster. html) Collectors site image of Bristo Comino PD badge (http:/ / waltruch.944.[5] Rotten Tomatoes' selected top critics gave the film a score of 17% based on 36 reviews. html) Channel 4 Music website profile of Bristo Camino (http:/ / www. htm Hostage film script (http:/ / www. rottentomatoes.[9] See also • 2005 in film References [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] http:/ / boxofficemojo.725.''Hostage (film)'' 229 Reception Critical response Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 36% based on 152 reviews. amazon. com/ California/ slides/ Bristo Camino. script-o-rama.[6] Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of 4. com/ m/ 1141099-hostage/ ?critic=creamcrop). 2005. com/ m/ 1141099-hostage/ ). . com/ movies/ ?id=hostage.[7] Ty Burr of the Boston Globe gave the film 2 stars out of 4. "Hostage (2005)" (http:/ / www. rottentomatoes.[8] Box office The film earned $34.imdb. boston. Retrieved 2010-05-30. com/ movie_scripts/ h/ hostage-script-transcript-bruce-willis. com/ movies/ display?display=movie& id=7430 2/4 stars [9] http:/ / www. . [7] 2005-03-11 Roger Ebert Hostage http:/ / rogerebert.639. com/ Hostage-Bruce-Willis/ dp/ B0009ETCUQ External links • Hostage (http://www. Rotten Tomatoes. channel4.

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

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

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

Narrating the scene. He offers her a cigarette. Her fate is never revealed. known in the screenplay as "The Man". Cast Notable roles: Organized by the story in which they primarily appear. In the elevator she encounters The Salesman. Lt. he says that if you turn the right corner in Sin City. as she abruptly ends the call with her mother.''Sin City (film)'' 233 The Customer Is Always Right (Part 2) An injured Becky departs from a hospital. 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. The Customer Is Always Right • Josh Hartnett as The Salesman. • Marley Shelton as The Customer • Alexis Bledel (cameo) as Becky The Hard Goodbye • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mickey Rourke as Marv Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy Carla Gugino as Lucille Elijah Wood as Kevin Rutger Hauer as Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark Jason Douglas as Hitman Frank Miller as Priest Clive Owen (cameo) as Dwight McCarthy Brittany Murphy (cameo) as Shellie Jessica Alba (cameo) as Nancy Callahan Rosario Dawson (cameo) as Gail Alexis Bledel (cameo) as Becky Clive Owen as Dwight McCarthy Benicio del Toro as Det. you can find anything. 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 . calling her by name. talking on a cell phone with her mother.

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

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

7 million. Extended" versions of the film. Ultimately. defeating fellow opener Beauty Shop by more than twice its opening take. featuring both the 124-minute theatrical release. . for a worldwide total from theater receipts of $158. known as the "Recut. Then. Extended. the Recut. 2005. Bonus material included an audio commentary with director Rodriguez and Miller. On October 21. Fantasy & Horror Films. On January 29.1 million on its opening weekend. Unrated.co. HMV stores had limited quantities of the four slipcases. Unrated" edition. The single-disc edition was released with four different slipcovers to choose from and featured a "Behind-the-Scenes" documentary. Shortly after. in a hard case. Unrated. the film grossed $84. novelty without surprise".uk released another limited edition which housed the film. 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.''Sin City (film)'' gorgeous world of silvery shadows that updates the expressionist cinematography of postwar noir" but bemoans that several elements of "old film noirs has been digitally broomed away". The film saw a sharp decline in its second weekend. a commentary with Rodriguez and Tarantino. the film ended its North American run with a gross of $74. Although it does not feature the reproduction of "The Hard Goodbye" book. Online Film Critics Society. and the Irish Film and Television Awards for his performance. and the three books it is based on. Chicago Film Critics Association. dropping over fifty percent. death without grief. The film was in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. sin without guilt and.1 million against its $40 million negative cost. 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. Texas Premiere. ultimately. and Rodriguez won the Technical Grand Prize for the visual shaping of the film. the special edition DVD was released.[15] 236 Box office Sin City grossed $29. The Special Edition was a two-disc set. Amazon. 2009 a US Blu-ray Disc release was confirmed for April 23. resulting instead in a movie that "offers sensation without feeling. Extended. and a third commentary featuring the recorded "audience reaction" at the Austin. but is now available at most retailers in the UK.[3] Home media The Region 1 DVD was released on August 16. and Unrated edition was finally released in the UK. Extended" edition (this edition restored edited and deleted scenes that were missing from the theatrical edition). This version of the movie was initially exclusive to HMV stores. along with the 147-minute "Recut. Also included were various behind-the-scenes documentaries and features. on December 13. which is region free. 2009. was released by Alliance in Canada. 2008 a Blu-ray edition.6 million. as well as a pocket-sized version of the graphic novel "The Hard Goodbye". it does come in Steelbook packaging. 2005.[1] Awards and honors Mickey Rourke won awards from the Academy of Science Fiction. Overseas. In October 2007.

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

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

Johnny owns his own house where he holds meetings and parties.141.200 drug debt. 2007 (wide release) 124 minutes (Sundance Film Festival) 122 minutes (wide release) United States English $32. Johnny. It portrays the involvement of Jesse James Hollywood. The film is set in November 1999. Justin Timberlake. Olivia Wilde. After a failed attempt at asking for the money from his parents. California and his circle of friends. from which Johnny makes a fortune dealing and selling. Olivia (Sharon Stone) and Butch (David Thornton) Mazursky. Tiko "TKO" Martinez (Fernando Vargas) and Elvis Schmidt (Shawn Hatosy). 2007. he goes over to Johnny's house . supplies his son with marijuana. Plot Alpha Dog is a movie based on events that took place in 2000 and characters are given fictional names. a young middle-class drug dealer in California. Shawn Hatosy.''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. 2006 (Sundance Film Festival) January 12. which includes Frankie Ballenbacher (Justin Timberlake). It tells the story of Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch). Ben Foster.[2] The film stars Emile Hirsch. Anton Yelchin with Harry Dean Stanton. first screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27. The film demonstrates internal gang dynamics and social context that contribute to the events leading to kidnapping and murder. who owes Johnny a $1. 2006. with a wide release the following year on January 12. Sonny tells the story. Johnny's father. The film starts with an interviewer talking to Sonny about his son. a young drug dealer in Claremont. Sonny Truelove (Bruce Willis). Amanda Seyfried. The film is based on the true story of the kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz and related events in 2000.561 [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. Another associate of the gang is Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster). Sharon Stone and Bruce Willis.

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

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

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

Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone chew the scenery.115 worldwide over its six-week release.[15] the consensus being. After the screening she embraced Sharon Stone. Brazil and subsequently returned to the United States. hedonistic teenagers. the California Supreme Court ruled that Zonen should not be recused. based on Zonen's disclosure of the files and consultant service—he should be recused from further involvement in prosecuting Hollywood. 2010. "a glossy yet unflinching portrait of violent. 2009 he was convicted of kidnapping and first-degree murder with special circumstances for which he can face the death penalty. 2009 with the defense's opening statements saying Hollywood was not involved with the murder.com. Susan and Jeff Markowitz's reaction Susan Markowitz has attempted to commit suicide three times.[16] Home media Alpha Dog was released on DVD on May 1. Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Ronald J. while Justin Timberlake gives a noteworthy performance. It includes a DVD/HD DVD combo package where both forms are included in one box. 2006 that. his defense lawyer claimed there was a conflict of interest. 2006. Susan Markowitz attended the film's release and reportedly was moved by Anton Yelchin's portrayal of her son.775 and was in 7th at the box office.535 in revenue from 743. In addition. citing his desire to have Hollywood captured. who played her in the movie.2 million domestically.[11] After the delay.[17] It was released on the Blu-ray format on July 13.[10] Nonetheless. and the California Court of Appeal for the Second District ruled on October 5.[18] . evil murder?"[19] Nonetheless.[1] Critical response The film received mixed to positive reviews with a 56% rating on rottentomatoes. Atty.[7] [8] On December 20.''Alpha Dog'' 244 Legal issues During filming. 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.412. Zonen prosecuted Hollywood’s co-defendants and was poised to prosecute Hollywood.[14] The film closed on February 22. Lynn described Hollywood as "a ruthless coward. Hollywood's trial started May 15. 2007. 2008. and totaled $32.145. After Hollywood was captured in Saquarema." and conveying all of it beautifully. Zonen provided copies of many documents on the case and served as an unpaid consultant to the film.[3] Reception Box office During its opening weekend. Hollywood's attorney James Blatt tried to block the release of the movie. Alpha Dog grossed $6. DVD sales gathered $12." Up-and-comer Anton Yelchin is praised as "able to bring all of the conflicting emotions of Zack.[9] On May 12.324.[12] In his opening statement.036 units sold."[13] On July 8. Joshua Lynn. Zonen was replaced as lead prosecution attorney by Deputy Dist. The last thing that either of us want is to see this picture. "She is so tortured by what happened that she has tried to take her own life. the California Supreme Court granted review on the case effectively staying the order to recuse Zonen. 2007 after grossing $15.[18] Jeff Markowitz elaborated.

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

allmusic. factiva. Greg (May 15. hollywood. 2009. [11] "DEFENDANT SUES OVER 'ALPHA DOG' JESSE JAMES HOLLYWOOD SEEKS TO STOP PRETRIAL FILM" (http:/ / moreresults. google. Superior Court.boxofficemojo. com/ news/ Alpha_Dog_Victims_Mother_Attempts_Suicide/ 3611994). (http:/ / www. com/ releases/ releases. Pictures . html).alphadogmovie. com/ movies/ 2007/ ALPHA-DVD. .metacritic. com/ lanow/ 2009/ 05/ kidnapmurder-trial-opens-for-jesse-james-hollywood. gov/ opinions/ revpub/ B188550. 49 Cal. PDF) [9] "Jesse James Hollywood appeal turned down by the Supreme Court" (http:/ / www. milanrecords. "Jesse James Hollywood called coward at trial" (http:/ / www. ___ Cal. Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 2009-06-01. and Charlie Bartlett (http:/ / movies. 2008.Rotten Tomatoes (http:/ / www.0. latimes. Pictures .com/) Alpha Dog (http://www. php) [15] Alpha Dog . courtinfo. 2007-01-07.4th ___ (May 12. App. com/ m/ alpha_dog/ ) [16] Anton Yelchin Interview . "Shooting stars" (http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-06-01. com/ od/ alphadog/ a/ alphadog042607. htm) [17] http:/ / www. Retrieved 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2007-01-01.htm) at Box Office Mojo Alpha Dog (http://www. May 15. about.allmovie. . PDF). . 4th 858. Rptr. magazine1). rottentomatoes. co. October 21. October 28. 2008. S147954).com/title/tt0426883/) at the Internet Movie Database Alpha Dog (http://www.com/m/alpha_dog/) at Rotten Tomatoes Alpha Dog (http://www. courtinfo. [14] Alpha Dog . guardian. Trailers. Associated Press. Superior Court (http:/ / www. Hollywood. [20] Alpha Dog soundtrack information at Milan Records (http:/ / www. . 2006.com/movies/?id=alphadog. 2009). 3d 598 (2006). uk/ film/ 2007/ apr/ 01/ features.imdb.rottentomatoes.Rotten Tomatoes (http:/ / www. story).Movie Reviews. gov/ opinions/ revpub/ B188550. com/ m/ alpha_dog/ numbers. the True Story. . com/ album/ r947497) 246 External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. php?release_name=ALPHA_DOG) [21] Alpha Dog soundtrack information at AllMusic (http:/ / www. Trailers. com/ results/ index/ index. Los Angeles Times.com/film/titles/alphadog) at Metacritic Alpha Dog (http://www.Anton Yelchin on Alpha Dog. com/ hostednews/ ap/ article/ ALeqM5hu3iSLsUJxnynwnEm-W3zarIXxXwD9870HJG3). [13] "Kidnap-murder trial opens for Jesse James Hollywood" (http:/ / latimesblogs. ca. 143 Cal. Sunday 1 April 2007 [19] "'Alpha Dog' Victim's Mother Attempts Suicide" (http:/ / www. aspx?ref=LAD0000020061031e2as0001i). rottentomatoes.com. [10] Hollywood v. ca.com/work/317023) at Allmovie . latimes. [12] Risling.''Alpha Dog'' [8] Hollywood v. the-numbers. php [18] Gaby Wood.Movie Reviews.2900953. Los Angeles Times. The Observer. com/ news/ nationworld/ washingtondc/ la-na-scotushollywood21-2008oct21.

000. 2006. (USA) 20th Century Fox (Brazil) Sony Pictures (Australia) March 3. It was released in the United States on March 3.000 $65. and David Morse.''16 Blocks'' 247 16 Blocks 16 Blocks Promotional movie poster Directed by Produced by Richard Donner Avi Lerner Randall Emmett John Thompson Arnold Rifkin Jim Van Wyck Richard Wenk Bruce Willis Mos Def David Morse Klaus Badelt Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Glen MacPherson Editing by Studio Steven Mirkovich Alcon Entertainment Millenium Films Cheyenne Enterprises Emmett/Furla Films The Donners' Company Equity Pictures Nu Image Sunswept Entertainment Warner Bros.664. 2006 110 minutes United States . The film is . The main characters are played by Bruce Willis. Mos Def. Germany English $ 55.721 [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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

209. San Francisco Chronicle. Box Office Mojo.[1] Home media The DVD was released on March 6. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 2009.com/index. 2009. Retrieved September 7. com/ reviews/ movie/ 10733406/ review/ 12450503/ fast_food_nation) on September 7.539 in the US and $1. 2007 and grossed $6.''Fast Food Nation (film)'' 254 Release The film premiered In Competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on May 19.fbi945movies.com/media/2006/10/ grazed-and-abused) .com. 2006). variety. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ DDGQKMDSV91. com/ cgi-bin/ article. The New York Times. [3] Scott. sfgate. com/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ movies/ 17fast. 2009. webcitation. Box office The film opened on 321 screens in the US on November 17. com/ movies/ ?id=fastfoodnation.322. Box Office Mojo. 2009. . References [1] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. Retrieved September 7. 2009.com/movies/?id=fastfoodnation. 2006).005.[7] It went into limited release in Australia on October 26. Variety. Peter (November 13. Ruthe (November 17. asp?layout=features2006& content=jump& jump=review& dept=cannes& nav=RCannes& articleid=VE1117930559& cs=1& p=0) on September 7.com/work/326364) at Allmovie Fast Food Nation (http://www. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4360399/ year/ 2006. A. . 2009. [8] "Fast Food Nation (2006): DVD/Home Video" (http:/ / www. rollingstone. 2009.htm) at Box Office Mojo Fast Food Nation (http://www. rottentomatoes. . DTL) on September 7. . com/ m/ fast_food_nation/ ). External links • • • • • • Official website (http://http://www. Retrieved September 7. boxofficemojo. 2009. Todd (May 19. org/ 5jbfFYq0Y). Retrieved September 7. Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. Retrieved September 7. . "Fast Food Nation: Review" (http:/ / www. Retrieved September 7. webcitation. .metacritic.libsyn. Retrieved September 7. "A plentiful serving of diet don'ts" (http:/ / www. org/ 5jbfMDlTF). 2006).imdb.783 in foreign markets for a total worldwide box office of $2. [6] McCarthy.44 million in rentals in its first seven weeks. 2006 and earned $410. 2006. htm). "Fast Food Nation (2006) Movie Review" (http:/ / movies. festival-cannes. Rolling Stone.foxsearchlight. 2009.[8] Awards and nominations Richard Linklater was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. 2006). [2] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. It eventually grossed $1. nytimes. php?post_id=143918) • Mother Jones interview with Richard Linklater (http://www. "Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www.motherjones. html). boxofficemojo.com/fastfoodnation/) Fast Food Nation (http://www. com/ movies/ ?page=homevideo& id=fastfoodnation. com/ index.203. org/ 5jbfUKQzd).804 in its opening weekend. . [4] Travers.boxofficemojo. [5] Stein. htm). .com/film/titles/fastfoodnation) at Metacritic Australian radio interview with Richard Linklater (http://www. html). 2009. O. (November 17. festival-cannes.[7] and the Imagen Foundation nominated Wilmer Valderrama Best Actor in Film.allmovie.com/title/tt0460792/) at the Internet Movie Database Fast Food Nation (http://www. [7] "Festival de Cannes: Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. webcitation.

two feuding crime lords known as The Boss (Freeman) and The Rabbi (Kingsley). 2006 110 minutes  United States Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue English $27. the plot focuses on the paths of Slevin Kelevra (Hartnett). Bruce Willis. is a 2006 crime thriller film written by Jason Smilovic.000. 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 24.308. 2006 United States April 7. Set in New York City.000 $56. Goodkat (Willis). Stanley Tucci. Morgan Freeman. renamed for DVD as Lucky # Slevin (also known as The Wrong Man). directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett.881 [1] [2] Lucky Number Slevin. . Lindsey (Liu).''Lucky Number Slevin'' 255 Lucky Number Slevin Lucky Number Slevin Promotional theater poster Directed by Written by Starring Paul McGuigan Jason Smilovic Josh Hartnett Morgan Freeman Sir Ben Kingsley Lucy Liu Stanley Tucci and Bruce Willis J. Ben Kingsley. and Lucy Liu. and a mysterious hitman known as Mr.

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

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

com (http://www. the-numbers. Box Office Mojo. This does not include rentals or Blu-ray sales.877. com/ movies/ ?id=luckynumberslevin. on independentfilm. php).''Lucky Number Slevin'' 258 Home media The film was released on DVD on September 12. boxofficemojo.shtml) • • • • . 2008.com/movies/?id=luckynumberslevin. Retrieved December 1. NYC. Awards and nominations Directors Guild of Canada • Nominated: Outstanding Sound Editing .com/work/320190) at Allmovie Lucky Number Slevin (http://www.com/m/lucky_number_slevin/) at Rotten Tomatoes Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. . htm).boxofficemojo.allmovie. Retrieved December 9. To date the film has made $26. bringing its worldwide total to $83.137. 2010.independentfilm. .com/films/ videogalleryfilms/lucky-number-slevin-red-carpet-new-york.com/title/tt0425210/) at the Internet Movie Database Lucky Number Slevin (http://www. 2009. External links Lucky Number Slevin (http://www.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Watch: Red Carpet Premiere. com/ movies/ 2006/ SLEVN.186.imdb. and on Blu-ray November 8.rottentomatoes.256 in home video sales. [2] "Lucky Number Slevin (2006)" (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. 2006.Feature Film Milan International Film Festival • Won: Best Film (Paul McGuigan) • Won: Best Actor (Josh Hartnett) Motion Picture Sound Editors.

''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. Carr DreamWorks Animation Pacific Data Images Starring Music by Editing by Studio Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) May 19. 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. it was released in . 2006 Running time Country Language Budget 83 minutes United States English $80 million Gross revenue $336.996[1] Over the Hedge is a 2006 computer-animated-comedy-film based on the characters from United Media comic strip of the same name.002. Karey Kirkpatrick and produced by Bonnie Arnold. Directed by Tim Johnson.

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

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

.115 over the four-day weekend. In its second weekend.996.002.[2] On opening weekend. 262 Reception The film was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.457.[3] Home media A short film titled "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure" was released with the Over the Hedge DVD. Since it was Memorial Day Weekend. In its third weekend.983. The film had a per-theater average of $9. It's also very funny.340 domestically along with $180.. the film was a commercial success. the film held well with a 24% drop to $20.019. .647. 2006 after 112 days of release. but today it ranks among the lowest-grossing films in DreamWorks Animation history. for a $5. Produced on an $80 million budget.170 average from 3. 2006. behind X Men: The Last Stand and The DaVinci Code.093 theaters and finishing third.474 from 4. two participants on The Apprentice 5 as part of a reward for winning a task. were voiced by Lee Bienstock and Sean Yazbeck. 2006 Epic Records/Sony Music Soundtrax Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture was released in 2006. the film dropped 30% to $27. Critical reaction was mostly positive with the film being rated 74% on the Rotten Tomatoes movie review aggregate site. the film was in second place to The DaVinci Code.993 theaters. The film closed on September 4. Soundtrack Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists Released Label May 19. appearing during the dog chase scene.284 and once again placing in third behind The Break-Up and X Men: The Last Stand.''Over the Hedge (film)'' Two minor human characters. but its gross of $38.322. and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch". Over the Hedge was released on DVD October 17.com called it "a sly satire of American 'enough is never enough' consumerism and blind progress at the expense of the environment.063. Critic Frank Lovece of Film Journal International found that.059 theaters. the film grossed a total of $35. "DreamWorks' slapstick animated adaptation of the philosophically satiric comic strip .003 did not quite live up to DreamWorks Animation's other titles released over the past few years. grossing $155. resulting in only a 8% slide. is a lot of laughs and boasts a much tighter story than most animated features" Ken Fox of TVGuide.612 average from an expanded 4.656 overseas for a worldwide total of $336.774 for a $6.

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

David Mullen Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) James Haygood Warner Bros. 2007 104 minutes United States English $13 million [1] [1] Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue $11.130.889 The Astronaut Farmer is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael Polish. launches himself into outer space. . Mill Valley Film Festival October 15. who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Mark. The story focuses on a Texas rancher who constructs a rocket in his barn and. 2006 United States limited February 23.''The Astronaut Farmer'' 264 The Astronaut Farmer The Astronaut Farmer Original poster Directed by Produced by Michael Polish Len Amato Mark Polish Michael Polish Paula Weinstein Mark Polish Michael Polish Billy Bob Thornton Virginia Madsen Bruce Dern Max Thieriot Stuart Matthewman Written by Starring Music by Cinematography M. against all odds.

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

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

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

Michos Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Gross revenue Christopher Tellefsen Revolution Studios Columbia Pictures April 13.611 [1] Perfect Stranger is a 2007 neo-noir psychological thriller film. starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis.''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.090.[2] It was produced by Revolution Studios for Columbia Pictures. Thomas Screenplay: Todd Komarnicki Story: Jon Bokenkamp Halle Berry Bruce Willis Giovanni Ribisi Antonio Pinto Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Anastas N. . 2007 109 minutes United States English $73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.[58] In April 2008. approximately two months apart.."[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. while Planet Terror would feature "coming attractions" from Tarantino. not exploitative horror films.[48] Quentin Tarantino is quoted as saying about the film's box office results. instead of two separate volumes. yeah. Planet Terror was released on January 2010. too scary to be funny.[59] In South America.S. 2007 as a separate film. they don't really have this tradition . "It was disappointing.] People who saw it loved it and applauded. and Canada.[46] [47] The opening weekend box office total stood below not only the second weekends of Blades of Glory and Meet the Robinsons. box office analysts originally predicted an opening weekend total of at least $20–$30 million. noting that the weekend is more tailored for family-oriented films or light-comedy.417. while Death Proof was releasead on July 2010 at least in Brazil. and it also opened below the opening weekend of the widely panned Are We Done Yet?. Grindhouse had limited screenings. While the separated version of Planet Terror includes the Machete trailer. Tarantino stated "Especially if they were dealing with non-English language countries.[49] The film has altogether earned $25.[50] Release Theatrical Outside the U.[52] [53] In reaction to the possibility of a split in a foreign release."[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. However. [. the edited version of Death Proof was first screened on November 1. Others attributed the film's disappointing opening to the timing of Easter weekend.088 in ticket sales. such as the lap dance scene.] I'm proud of my flop. 2007."[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.[60] .[1] [2] Grindhouse opened poorly with "a disappointing $11. through the use of a traveling 35 mm reel.[43] [45] making a per-theater average of $4. In an attempt to explain the film's disappointing opening weekend.[56] The release of Planet Terror followed on November 9. Planet Terror and Death Proof were released separately in extended versions. not only do they not really know what a grind house is.''Grindhouse (film)'' 281 Box office Grindhouse did not perform well at the box office.5 million" in the United States. Grindhouse was screened by Dendy Cinemas in one venue at a time across the country..[57] In Australia.[51] The poster artwork for each film's release in the Netherlands claimed that Death Proof would feature "coming attractions" from Rodriguez. from January 17.422. So you are kind of trying to teach us something else.[55] In the United Kingdom. they don't even have the double feature tradition.[44] Costing $53 million to produce. The additional material includes scenes that were replaced in the American theatrical release version with a "missing reel" title card. "Is it possible that Tarantino got his wish this time as a result of two back-to-back $60 million grosses?" he asked. [. 2008. A total of about 27 minutes were added for this version... But the movie worked with the audience. Death Proof was released on September 21.. Death Proof was screened in Europe in the extended version that was presented in competition at the Cannes film festival.. none of the other fake trailers were included when the features were released individually.[43] surprising box office analysts and fans alike given the strong reviews and favorable media buzz.

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

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.666.930 worldwide on a $20 million budget.[3] [4] The film grossed $30.[2] The critics who did like it generally thought it was refreshing. it was directed by Andrew Fleming.930 Nancy Drew is a 2007 American film loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. June 15.666. 2007 99 minutes United States English $20 million $30. and Amy Bruckner as Bess Marvin. with the film scoring a 49% at Rotten Tomatoes." Set in Los Angeles. It stars Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew. Critics' reaction to it was mixed. The film was rated PG by the MPAA for "mild violence. 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. Kay Panabaker as George. Max Thieriot as Ned. thematic elements and brief language.''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.

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

S. the film grossed $6.832.''Nancy Drew (2007 film)'' 289 Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew (doubled by Karine Mauffrey) Josh Flitter a s Corky Max Thieriot as Ned Nickerson Rachael Leigh Cook as Jane Brighton Tate Donovan as Carson Drew Marshall Bell as John Leshing Laura Harring as Dehlia Draycott (as Laura Elena Harring) Barry Bostwick as Dashiel Biedermeyer Daniella Monet as Inga Veinshtein Kelly Vitz as Trish Amy Bruckner as Bess Marvin Kay Panabaker as George Fayne David B. The movie was filmed in several California cities.S.but not enough humorous self-awareness tossed in to make the story satisfying for adults". Emma Roberts did not have her driver's license and was unable to drive the roadster for the car chase scenes herself. La Canada Flintridge and Burbank.930 worldwide. has aired the 2002 made-for-TV version of Nancy Drew starring Maggie Lawson.520 in the US and $5. It received a 49% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and a 54% at Metacritic.318 on its opening weekend and has since grossed $25. Santa Clarita. cable networks. Doty as Father Murphy Caroline Aaron as Barbara Barbara (doubled by Caryn Mower) Cliff Bemis as Chief McGinnis Adam Clark as Sgt. ABC Family.054. have acquired the rights to the 2007 film version of Nancy Drew.410 overseas for a total $30. Long Beach. Bruce Willis as Himself (uncredited) Chris Kattan as Burglar (uncredited) Craig Gellis as Thug Background and production Filming was done in 2006. At this point in time.[6] Plugged In said that "the film has all of the oversimplifications of a teen mystery novel with a little . Reception The reviews for the film has been mixed.[5] Nancy's car in the film is a blue Nash Metropolitan convertible. not Disney Channel. Billings Rich Cooper as Charlie Kaitlyn Van Item as Allie Brighton Pat Carroll as the landlady. Free-TV airings for Nancy Drew U.666. Los Angeles. Opening at #7 in the U. Box Office.612.[7] . including South Pasadena. such as ABC Family and Disney Channel.

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''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 .

he reaches McClane instead. In separate incidents during filming. taking advantage of the vulnerability of the nation's computer-controlled infrastructure. Gabriel televises a national broadcast of a fake video of the United States Capitol exploding. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. 2007. The film was based on the 1997 article "A Farewell to Arms" written for Wired magazine by John Carlin.''Live Free or Die Hard'' Country Language Budget Gross revenue Preceded by Followed by United States English $110 million [2] 292 $383. When Gabriel tries to contact Mai. Unlike the prior three films in the series. Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant). Mai uses the programs to cause a brief computer outage at the FBI Cyber-Security Division in the J. 20th Century Fox pioneered a new kind of DRM. but McClane is able to protect Farrell and kill most of their attackers. McClane manages to destroy the helicopter with the police cruiser. and the film's title was switched several times. The score for the film was released on July 2. Digital Copy. over the Fourth of July weekend. As McClane and Farrell recover. is a 2007 American action film. even though Wiseman and Willis stated that they wanted to limit the amount of CGI in the film. who taunts him with the news of his dead girlfriend. allowing them to . A variety of visual effects were used for action sequences. the US rating was PG-13 rather than R. McClane's unexpected arrival stops Farrell from unknowingly triggering the explosives meant for him. Soon. where Farrell is questioned. 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.[2] After the project was stalled due to the September 11.531.. The first phase involves taking control of the transportation grid (most particularly. The next day. In the ensuing firefight. gives her orders to initiate his plot.[3] The film's North American release date was June 27. Farrell transmits Gabriel's image to the FBI. both Willis and his stunt double were injured. and the fourth installment in the Die Hard series. The film had total international box office gross receipts of $383.0 outside North America). The film received generally positive reviews. McClane takes Farrell to the FBI headquarters in Washington.C. setting off a public panic. and directs McClane to a utility superstation in West Virginia. McClane and Farrell drive away in an FBI Police cruiser to a secure building. 2007. Mai has assassins as backup.5 million. D. The FBI responds by initiating a nationwide roundup of all known top hackers. Mai's boss and companion. production eventually began. NYPD detective John McClane is assigned to bring a hacker named Matthew "Matt" Farrell (Justin Long) into FBI custody. The main plot finds McClane fighting a gang of cyber terrorists who plan to hack FBI computers. FBI director Miguel Bowman is uninterested in his surmise: Farrell believes that the terrorists are mounting a "fire sale" (where "everything must go") attack. Edgar Hoover Building. 2001 attacks. all of the unknown hackers are killed by explosives wired to their computers. Plot summary A number of computer hackers upload programs they were paid to code to a woman named Mai Linh (Maggie Q). where they find Mai and her henchmen.464 Die Hard with a Vengeance Die Hard 5 Live Free or Die Hard (released as Die Hard 4. McClane is able to kill all of them. but Gabriel and Mai are able to locate Farrell and divert them to gunmen waiting in a helicopter. that tries to weaken the incentives for consumers to learn how to rip discs by offering them a downloadable version with studio-imposed restrictions. For the DVD release. Farrell believes that the power grid will be the next target. earning a 82% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 69/100 from Metacritic. traffic lights) and the stock market.

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

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

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

172 theaters. "a smart script and spectacular special effects make this the best Die Hard of 'em all.3 million counting Wednesday and Thursday). This was the first film not to be scored by Michael Kamen.[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. was released on July 2. due to his passing away in 2003 ."[38] Michael Medved gave the film three and a half out of four stars.Beltrami incorporates Kamen's thematic material into his score. The film was released with no cuts made and advice that it 'contains frequent action violence and one use of strong language'. "Shootout" (3:41) . 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. "Cycler" by RipTide Music. 1. "Willis is in top form in his career-defining role. "Goth (Remix)" by 615 Music and Craig Sharmat. but Kamen is not credited on the film or the album.[41] the best opening day take of any film in the Die Hard franchise (not taking inflation into account).[42] The film made $134.5 million domestically. written by Marco Beltrami."[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. action-packed summer popcorn flick" and a score of a generally favorable 69% on Metacritic based on 34 reviews.5 million. and $249. although obscured by gunfire. On its opening weekend Live Free or Die Hard made $33."[37] On the television show Ebert & Roeper. 2007 63:06 Varèse Sarabande Professional reviews • SoundtrackNet link [44] The score for Live Free or Die Hard. Roeper also remarked.[33] with reference to the line "Yippiee-ki-yay Motherfucker" which.0 million overseas. the same as Die Hard With A Vengeance (The first 2 films in the series received an 18 certificate). film critic Richard Roeper and guest critic Katherine Tulich gave the film "Two thumbs up.[35] [36] A review on IGN stated "Like the recent Rocky Balboa.[2] To date. 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. "I'm So Sick" by Flyleaf. opining.1 million in its first day of release in 3." 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"." with Richard Roeper stating that the film is "not the best or most exciting Die Hard. '"Out Of Bullets" (1:08) 2. making it the twelfth highest grossing film of 2007. 2007 by Varèse Sarabande (which also released the soundtracks for the first two Die Hard films). Other songs in the film include "Rock & Roll Queen" by The Subways.[43] Soundtrack Live Free Or Die Hard Score Soundtrack by Marco Beltrami Released Length Label July 2. for a total of $383.3 million ($48. and "War Zone" by Audiomachine. it is the most successful film in the franchise. the BBFC claimed was clearly audible therefore contributing towards the issuing of a 15 certificate. "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.[40] Live Free or Die Hard made $9.''Live Free or Die Hard'' In the United Kingdom the BBFC awarded the film a 15 rating.

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2008.[2] .291. about his experiences as a producer in Hollywood. 2008 (United States) 104 minutes United States English $25 million $5. 2008 (Sundance) October 17. What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line. Art Linson Productions and Tribeca Productions.''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 19.679 [1] What Just Happened is a satirical comedy-drama directed by Barry Levinson starring Robert De Niro. and was released on October 17. by Art Linson. produced by 2929 Productions. The film is based on the book. What Just Happened is an independent film.

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

Author Art Linson ISBN 1582342407 [3] "What Just Happened" (http:/ / www." Cast • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Robert De Niro as Ben. com/ movies/ ?id=whatjusthappened. it stated: "What Just Happened has some inspired comic moments.imdb. Retrieved 2009-05-24. but this inside-baseball take on Hollywood lacks satirical bite.[3] In describing the critical consensus. IGN Entertainment. 2009. . [2] "What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line". Ben's daughter Robin Wright Penn as Kelly. Box Office Mojo.com/title/tt0486674/) at the Internet Movie Database . com/ m/ what_just_happened/ ). the film has received an overall "Rotten" rating of 53 percent. External links • Official website (http://http://www. boxofficemojo. a Hollywood producer Stanley Tucci as Scott Solomon John Turturro as Dick Bell. Retrieved 2009-02-07.com) • What Just Happened (http://www. agent to Bruce Willis Kristen Stewart as Zoe.whatjusthappenedfilm. with a weighted average score of 5.8/10. 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. Rotten Tomatoes. . rottentomatoes. htm).''What Just Happened'' 302 Critical reception Based on 113 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes as of February 7.

.[1] The film had been scheduled for limited theatrical release on February 27. Mischa Barton and Michael Rapaport. 2009.5 million $48. but that release was postponed indefinitely following the bankruptcy of its distributor. Yari Film Group's releasing division. David Mullen William M. It premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and garnered rave reviews. written by Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski.[2] It was released on DVD in the United States on October 6. directed by Brett Simon. 2009 93 minutes United States English $11. Anderson Thomas J.''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.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. and starring Reece Thompson. Bruce Willis. Nordberg Vertigo Entertainment Yari Film Group October 6. 2009.

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

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

slashfilm. com/ dvd/ news/ article_1494071.com/title/tt1018818/) at the Internet Movie Database • Assassination of a High School President (http://www. ie/ entertainment/ bartons-new-movie-missing-money-for-launch-411222. 13 March 2009 [14] Help Save ‘Assassination of a High School President’ (http:/ / theflickcast. com/ movie-news/ saving-a-high-school-president. 30 June 2009 [15] Barton's new movie missing money for launch (http:/ / breakingnews. html [21] 'Assassination Of A High School President': A Sundance Review (http:/ / moviesblog. html) Ireland Online. mtv. obsessedwithfilm.boxofficemojo. 2009-05-13. monstersandcritics. hollywoodreporter. iol. .com/movies/ ?id=assassinationofahspresident. com/ buzzworthy-assassination-of-a-high-school-president-destined-for-dvd-wasteland-2009-3) The Business Insider. mtv. tnt-tv.htm) at Box Office Mojo • Assassination of a High School President (http://www. 13 March 2009 [12] Attention Movie Studios! Someone please pick up ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT (http:/ / www. ru/ tnt-comedy/ AssasinationOfTheHighSchool/ ) (in Russian). 2009 [19] Assassination of a High School President Arrives on DVD in October (http:/ / www.com/work/404665) at Allmovie • Assassination of a High School President (http://www. tnt-tv. com/ 2010/ 04/ critica-assassination-of-high-school. 13 March 2009 [13] Saving a HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT (http:/ / www. collider. 13 March 2009 [10] Mischa Barton’s ‘High School President’ May Graduate To DVD (http:/ / moviesblog. firstshowing.rottentomatoes. php/ Assassination-of-a-High-School-President-arrives-on-DVD-in-October) Retrieved August 8. com/ 2008/ 01/ 23/ sundance-review-assassination-of-a-high-school-president/ ) MTV. asp?aid=11238& tcid=1) Collider. htm) (in Russian). 25 January 2008 External links • Assassination of a High School President (http://www. com/ 2009/ 03/ 13/ yaris-woes-threaten-assassination-of-a-high-school-president/ ) Cinematical.com/m/ assassination_of_a_high_school_president/) at Rotten Tomatoes • Video clips (http://www. businessinsider. com/ 2009/ 03/ 13/ mischa-bartons-high-school-president-may-graduate-to-dvd/ ) MTV. [18] ‘Assassination of a High School President’ Snags a Release Date (http:/ / screenrant. com/ hr/ awards_festivals/ fest_reviews/ article_display. com/ 2009/ 06/ 30/ help-save-assassination-of-a-high-school-president/ ) Flick Cast.imdb. 14 March 2009 [9] Help Save Assassination of a High School President from DVD Doom! (http:/ / www. . 2009 306 [20] http:/ / portalcinema. 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. php) Obsessed with film. com/ entertainment/ news/ article. blogspot. [17] (Russian) "Film's description in the TNT-TV guide" (http:/ / www. net/ 2009/ 03/ 13/ please-help-save-assassination-of-a-high-school-president-from-dvd-doom/ ) First Showing. ru/ tvprogram/ 2009-05-14.com/2008/01/25/video-clips-assassination-of-a-high-school-president/) from /Film . 18 May 2009 [16] (Russian) "TNT-TV guide for May 14" (http:/ / www. 13 March 2009 [11] Yari's Woes Threaten 'Assassination of a High School President' (http:/ / www. 2009-05-13. com/ assassination-of-a-high-school-president-dvd-release-date-kofi-20243/ ) Retrieved August 8.''Assassination of a High School President'' [8] Buzzworthy "Assassination of a High School President" Destined For DVD Death (http:/ / www. cinematical.allmovie. jsp?& rid=10524) Hollywood Reporter.

772 Surrogates is a 2009 American science fiction-action film. and James Cromwell as the creator of the surrogates Lionel Canter. 2009 89 min. based on the 2005–2006 comic book series of the same name.444. [1] United States English $80 million [2] [3] $122. Radha Mitchell plays Greer's partner Agent Peters. with Ving Rhames as the anti-surrogate religious leader Prophet. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. . it stars Bruce Willis as FBI Agent Tom Greer who ventures out into the real world to investigate the murder of surrogates. Boris Kodjoe as Greer and Peters' boss Stone.''Surrogates (film)'' 307 Surrogates (film) Surrogates Theatrical poster Directed by Produced by Jonathan Mostow David Hoberman Todd Lieberman Max Handelman Elizabeth Banks John Brancato Michael Ferris (screenplay) Robert Venditti (story) Bruce Willis Radha Mitchell Rosamund Pike Boris Kodjoe Jack Noseworthy James Cromwell Ving Rhames Richard Marvin Written by Starring Music by Cinematography Oliver Wood Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue Kevin Stitt Barry Zetlin Touchstone Pictures September 25. Rosamund Pike plays Greer's wife Maggie.

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

Jonathan Mostow was attached to direct the film based on an adapted screenplay by Michael Ferris and John Brancato. Peters and Greer's supervisor at the FBI. Trevor Donovan as Surrogate Tom Greer Jack Noseworthy as Miles Strickland. the inventor of the surrogates. and they enlisted producer Todd Lieberman to move it forward. Bruce Willis was cast to star in the lead role. 2010. a blonde female surrogate. a commentary by director Jonathan Mostow. The movie has sold 676. Disney acquired feature film rights to the 2005–2006 comic book series The Surrogates with the intent to distribute under Touchstone Pictures. Worcester.603 units which gives it an overall total of $11. 2009. Agent Greer's partner[6] Rosamund Pike as Maggie Greer.[13] and Wayland. The film was then released the next day in North American cinemas by Touchstone Pictures. Under Disney. Hopedale.558. Michael Cudlitz as Colonel Brendon Devin Ratray as Bobby Saunders. who investigates the mysterious murder of a college student [5] Radha Mitchell as Agent Jennifer Peters.[14] [15] Visual effects were handled by Sandbox FX. Taunton.[7] James Cromwell as Dr.[5] It was delayed. a man hired to kill Lionel Canter. Massachusetts. The Blu-ray version features four deleted scenes. and 2 featurettes. Los Angeles. a cult figure who disdains surrogates.[10] Milford.[7] Filming then took place in the Massachusetts cities Lynn. a surrogate that belonged to Lionel Canter's son. The DVD & Blu-ray was released on January 26.[6] Boris Kodjoe as Andrew Stone. The project was conceived by Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks (Handelman's wife who is better known for her acting).[8] The following November.[17] Soundtrack . Agent Greer's wife[6] Ving Rhames as The Prophet. Release The world premiere debuted at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. 2008 in Woburn. Brickyard VFX. • Helena Mattsson as JJ. California on September 24.701 in DVD sales. the administrator of the FBI computer system that controls the surrogate network.[9] beginning on April 29.[11] [12] Lawrence. [7] James Francis Ginty as Canter Surrogate. Lionel Canter.[16] Industrial Light and Magic and Moving Picture Company. Filming was scheduled to begin in February 2008 in Lynn. • • • • • • • • • • • Production In March 2007.''Surrogates (film)'' 309 Cast Bruce Willis as FBI Agent Tom Greer.

''Surrogates (film)''


Surrogates: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

the director of photography. Cop Out cost Warner studios $37 million to produce. Kevin Smith announced via his Twitter page that the film would indeed go by the new title. [it's] a movie I was hired to direct. but not written. Willis joked that. and he and Dave Klein. reviewed the results with Warner Bros.[16] A red band trailer was also released on February 5. Warner Bros.[12] At the time. that's right up my alley.[6] In December 2009.[15] for a February 26. Ultimately.[7] After negative reaction to the change. 2009 in New York City and finished on August 14.[6] Filming began on June 2. Smith acknowledged that the film is "not MY movie.211.[3] As of May 20. “ [T]he Cullen brothers are dialogue crazy — the whole movie is like cops who are practically married but not actually.[4] [5] Prior to principal photography. 2010 release. 2009 and then attached to Sherlock Holmes. Variety reported[6] that the title had been changed to A Couple of Cops due to controversy surrounding the original one. the first feature film Smith has ever directed. on why he wanted to direct the film ” On December 9.[9] While promoting the film on The Late Show with David Letterman. The film was also advertised extensively in the United States during NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.875. [6] —Kevin Smith.[8] though Smith denies that the original change was requested by the studio. I mean. 2010. Smith agreed.[2] Marketing The first trailer for the film was released on December 23.786[3] . the movie had at one point gone by the also-rejected title of Cop Suckers.481 at the domestic box office and $7.[17] earning $18. It's like Dante and Randal as cops.338. 2009. recanted the story and reverted to the original title.439. and. Box office The film opened #2 behind Shutter Island. in addition to A Couple of Dicks.''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. 2009.126 on its opening weekend."[13] [14] The studio requested Smith to storyboard the entire film.[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.581 overseas giving it a worldwide total of $55. the studio changed the title from A Couple of Dicks to Cop Out. two months in advance. 2010 Cop Out has earned $44.

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

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2009. in Rio de Janeiro. 2010 104 minutes United States English $80 million [1] [2] [3] $274.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' 319 The Expendables (2010 film) The Expendables Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Sylvester Stallone • • • • • Avi Lerner Kevin King Templeton John Thompson Sylvester Stallone David Callaham Screenplay by Story by Starring David Callaham • • • • • • • • • Sylvester Stallone Jason Statham Jet Li Dolph Lundgren Randy Couture Steve Austin Terry Crews Mickey Rourke Bruce Willis Music by Brian Tyler Cinematography Jeffrey Kimball Editing by Studio Distributed by Release date(s) Running time Country Language Budget Gross revenue • • • • Ken Blackwell Paul Harb Nu Image Millennium Films Lionsgate August 13.524 The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone. and directed by Stallone. Filming began on March 28. and the .468. and Los Angeles. New Orleans.

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

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

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

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

epic brawls and supersize explosions. but was later pushed back four months until August 13.[30] Some reviews praised the film highly. stating.300 screens. box office. writing for Rolling Stone. blood that isn't digital and an animating spirit that might convince us to give a damn."[33] Peter Paras of E! Online said that the movie is "peppered with funny dialogue.[45] ."[38] Claudia Puig. summed the film up as a "sadistic mess of a movie". 2010. 2010. Anthony Lane called it "breathtakingly sleazy in its lack of imagination".S."[41] Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Worst Director at the 31st Golden Raspberry Awards. the film earned $13. 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.[44] On the day of its release. Reception Critical response The critical reaction to The Expendables has been mixed. In The New York Post. The Hollywood Reporter said that "the body count is high and the personalities click in this old-school testosterone fest. nearly two months after the promo trailer was leaked. the official theatrical trailer for the film was released.[39] Mickey Rourke's performance was given special recognition by some critics. On April 1. 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.[37] Peter Travers. "Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction.3 million in sales. based on 35 reviews.[43] It earned $34.[25] On March 17. 2010."[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. "He's amazing… a great actor.[35] Some highly negative reviews appeared. 2010." and that "The Expendables is the adrenaline shot the summer of 2010 needs.[29] At Metacritic. a coherent plot. the official international poster for the film was released. Box office The film made its US debut at 3. The promo trailer was edited by Stallone and it was shown at the Venice Film Festival. and the conviction the actor brings to the occasion throws the movie completely out of whack. Lou Lumenick labeled it "the brain-dead male equivalent of Sex and the City 2".8 million in its opening weekend and took the #1 position in the U. exceeding the $9. The film had its red carpet Hollywood premiere on August 3. writing the review for USA Today. The grand premiere of the film was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on August 10. The film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes shows that 41% of critics gave the film a positive review based upon reviews by 182 critics.270 theaters with approximately 4. it was officially released online. 2010.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' 324 Release The film had an original scheduled release date set at April 23. to extend production time."[34] and the Boston Globe stated that the film is "a lot of unholy fun".[27] [28] Sometime in October. 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. Michael Phillips said. the film has received a mean score of 45. "Rourke delivers a monologue about his time in Bosnia.7 million sum from the debut of the last previous summer action film The A-Team. which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics. stunts that don't fizzle.[36] and in The New Yorker.[26] A promo trailer (aimed at industry professionals) was leaked online in August 2009. dialogue that actors can speak without cringing. said. In the Chicago Tribune.

Cast Information" (http:/ / www.[53] Chuck Norris. com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 08/ stallones-expendables-to-blow-away-eat-pray-love-and-scott-pilgrim. Mr. Lorenzo Lamas. Ben (2010-08-12). "Movie projector: Stallone's 'Expendables' to blow away 'Eat Pray Love' and 'Scott Pilgrim'" (http:/ / latimesblogs. 'Scott Pilgrim' out of tune. and $171. 325 Home media The theatrical cut of The Expendables was released on DVD/Blu-ray on November 23.[53] while Norris' role will be a cameo like Schwarzenegger's in the first film. .[52] Charlie Sheen. 2010). compared to competing films Eat Pray Love and Scott Pilgrim vs. [3] The Expendables (http:/ / www.' 'Expendables' fight for o'seas No. The Blu-ray is a 3 disc combo pack. [2] "The Expendables . as the first film was. . "'Airbender. boxofficemojo.524 in the U. php).524. 2010. A director's cut of the film will be due out for an early 2011 DVD/Blu-ray release. html). earning a weekend total of nearly $17 million. and he's going to get everybody in this time. com/ hr/ content_display/ asia/ news/ e3idbe87d2389f4477ce5614c5b60fadd96)."[54] Stallone reportedly wants Sheen to play a CIA agent chasing Willis' crime lord character.[47] As of December 17."[49] Stallone announced that after having dinner with Bruce Willis. Carl Weathers. for a film thought to have limited appeal to female filmgoers. metro."[1] Research by Lionsgate found that between 38% and 40% of the film's viewers were female.com | followed by The Expendables 2 Retrieved on 2010-11-4.[1] [46] The Expendables remained at the top position in the U. latimes. the film has made $103. Olivier Gruner[54] and Ryan Seacrest[55] about the sequel. As well. hollywoodreporter.Box Office Data. htm) at Box Office Mojo Amazon. References [1] Fritz. box office during its second weekend. Retrieved 2010-11-04. com/ entertainmentnewsbuzz/ 2010/ 08/ box-office-expendables-on-target-scott-pilgrim-out-of-tune-eat-pray-love-has-decent-first-bite-. Hulk Hogan. Retrieved August 15. he described it as "a crowd-pleaser even if critics didn't take to it. 1 Spot" (http:/ / www. because it will be produced by Avi Lerner. 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. Dwayne Johnson. which he intends to be "a love letter to martial arts. Los Angeles Times. Movie News.400. bringing its worldwide gross to $274.[2] [3] This film is the most successful movie with Sylvester Stallone in a starring role since Rocky IV. he said that he does not have a new script yet."[50] In a recent Total Film article. too. Retrieved 2010-08-30. Sequel Prior to release. "I have an idea ready to go" and "I'm going to try to do something that's quite radical". . 'Eat Pray Love' has decent first bite" (http:/ / latimesblogs. 1" (http:/ / www. Hopefully. [4] "Expendables Takes No.068. Frank. but "It's plotted out in my mind's eye. The results were unexpected."[51] Sources said that Stallone had been talking with Jean-Claude Van Damme. the World. the-numbers. [6] Fritz. Willis is quoted as saying that "Even Stone Cold Steve Austin who took two bullets in the last film. 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. com/ movies/ 2010/ XPNDB.S. if he is asked to appear in it. Vin Diesel. uk/ film/ 839187-the-expendables-takes-no-1-uk-box-office-spot). 2010.468. co.S.[45] Ben Fritz of The Los Angeles Times stated that the "over-the-top shoot-'em-up'" opened to a "very strong" reception. possibly as a "super villain. latimes. Ben (August 15.000 in the international box office. . Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). he's coming back. Stallone stated.''The Expendables (2010 film)'' Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo has stated that the film "took a commanding lead in its debut". 2010. . 2010. Jeff Speakman. com/ movies/ ?id=expendables. T. [5] Segers. he was courting the actor to take on a larger role in the sequel.[48] In an interview on August 15.[54] It is thought Steven Seagal will turn down the sequel. Retrieved August 30. The Hollywood Reporter. ""The Expendables" cost $82 million to produce" . "Box office: 'Expendables' blows up. The Numbers. html).

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672. The film stars Bruce .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.''Red (2010 film)'' 328 Red (2010 film) RED Theatrical release poster Directed by Produced by Robert Schwentke Lorenzo di Bonaventura Mark Vahradian Jon Hoeber Erich Hoeber • • • Screenplay by Based on Red by Warren Ellis Cully Hamner Starring Bruce Willis Mary-Louise Parker Morgan Freeman John Malkovich Helen Mirren Karl Urban Christophe Beck Music by Cinematography Florian Ballhaus Editing by Studio Thom Noble di Bonaventura Pictures DC Entertainment Summit Entertainment October 15. and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. 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.

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

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

California on October 11."[32] Box office On its opening weekend Red earned an estimated $22. light-footed caper about a team of aging CIA veterans rudely forced out of retirement".100 screens at 3.3/10.[3] Filming in the French Quarter of New Orleans commenced in March 2010.[26] The first full trailer debuted in July 2010 at the San Diego Comic-Con International.[29] Positive reviewers of the film include Justin Chang of Variety stated Red is "An amusing. the film had grossed over $90 million in the United States and with worldwide total of over $164 million. Red has a 70% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 170 reviews with an average rating of 6.[28] Metacritic gave the film a score of 60% based on a normalized rating of 34 reviews.[23] 331 Release Red premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. 2010. 2011.[1] Awards .[31] Critics of the film include Roger Ebert who gave the film two stars out of four.[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.255 locations.[30] John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter stated "Although tailor-made for genre fans.[24] [25] Marketing A teaser trailer for the film was released in June 2010. it benefits from flavors of humor and romance that keep its appeal from being fanboy-only". 2011.5 million on around 4. It features actors that we like doing things we wish were more interesting. coming in second behind Jackass 3-D. [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.[33] As of January 18.''Red (2010 film)'' the final two weeks of principal photography.[8] Home media Red was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 25.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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