|Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 PG-13, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Adventure / Mystery
Director: Steve Oedekerk
Cast: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Maynard Eziashi, Simon Callow, Sophie Okonedo, Bob Gunton, Tommy Davidson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Danny D. Daniels, Sam Motoana Phillips, Damon Standifer, Andrew Steel, Bruce Spence, Tom Grunke, Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
The world's best pet detective, Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey), leaves his retreat in the Himalayas when he is called away to search for the missing sacred animal of the Wachiti tribe in Africa. Ace travels with explorer Fulton Greenwall (Ian McNeice) and tries to find the white bat that has been kidnapped by the Wachootoo tribe and, hopefully, prevent a war between the feuding tribes.
|Almost 1990 PG, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
aka: Wendy Cracked a Walnut
Director: Michael Pattinson
Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Bruce Spence, Hugo Weaving, Kerry Walker, Doreen Warburton, Barry Jenkins, Betty Lucas, Douglas Hedge, Desiree Smith, Jennifer Hagan, Dennis Hoey, Jan Adele, Jeraldine Sylbing, Susan Lyons, William McInnes
Feeling neglected on her 10th wedding anniversary when her husband, Ronnie (Bruce Spence), has not returned from a business trip, Wendy (Rosanna Arquette), an ardent reader of romance novels, also thinks that he may be having an affair. Then, Jake (Hugo Weaving) comes along and is determined to start an affair. Meanwhile, Ronnie goes through all sorts of problems–including lightning strikes. But all ends well in this fanciful tale from Australia.
|Aquamarine 2006 PG, 109 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Cast: Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman, Arielle Kebbel, Claudia Karvan, Bruce Spence, Tammin Sursok, Roy Billing, Julia Blake, Shaun Micallef, Lulu McClatchy
Claire and Hailey (Emma Roberts and JoJo) are best friends who fear the end of summer when Hailey will be leaving Florida to live in Australia where her marine-biologist mother (Claudia Karvan) has a research grant. In desperation, Claire and Hailey pray to the hurricane god for help, and the next morning their prayers are answered when a huge wave washes mermaid Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) out of the bay and into Claire's swimming pool. Mermaids possess powers to grant wishes, and Aquamarine makes a deal with the girls: if they help her attract a certain good-looking lifeguard (Jake McDorman), she will grant them their wish. But, everything must be accomplished in a mere three days.
|Australia 2008 PG-13, 165 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Western
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Brandon Walters, David Ngoombujarra, Jacek Koman, Ben Mendelsohn, Bruce Spence, John Jarratt, Bill Hunter, Essie Davis, Barry Otto
During World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) sets out to meet her husband at the cattle station they own in the Australian outback. She is escorted on a three-day trek through the desert by a man nicknamed The Drover (Hugh Jackman) and puts up with his swaggering style. They arrive at the cattle station and find that Sarah's husband has been murdered, and the overseer Neil Fletcher (David Wenham) is suspected because he is in cahoots with King Carney (Bryan Brown) to achieve a beef monopoly. If Sarah can transport her cattle to Darwin, Fletcher and Carney's plot will be foiled. Sarah appeals to The Drover to help her on the cattle drive. Despite good moments and bad, they fall in love and do arrive in Darwin–just in time for the Japanese attack. Fletcher's son Nullah (Brandon Walters), who has magical powers, narrates most of the story. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.
|Dark City 1998 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Colin Friels, Bruce Spence, John Bluthal, Mitchell Butel, Melissa George, Frank Gallacher, Ritchie Singer, Justin Monjo, Nicholas Bell
When an extraterrestrial force, the Strangers, invades his town and creates murder and mayhem by controlling residents' minds, John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens in a bathroom filled with the blood of a dead girl. He has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Now, Murdoch fights desperately for his very existence as he tries to stop the diabolical actions of the Strangers.
|Double Deal 1981 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Brian Kavanagh
Cast: Louis Jourdan, Angela Punch McGregor, Diane Craig, Warwick Comber, Peter Cummins, Bruce Spence, June Jago, Kerry Walker, Joan Letch
Peter (Louis Jourdan) is a successful businessman, but his wife (Angela Punch McGregor) is bored with her life. She takes off with a biker on a romantic and crime-ridden adventure. What became of the good Louis Jourdan films we once enjoyed? Too bad.
|Inspector Gadget 2 2003 G, 90 min.|
Director: Alex Zamm
Cast: French Stewart, Elaine Hendrix, Tony(2) Martin, Caitlin Wachs, Mark Mitchell, Sigrid Thornton, Bruce Spence, Alethea McGrath, John Batchelor, James Wardlaw, Mick Roughlan, Nick Lawson, Kate Peters, Brian McDermott, Siros Niaros
Everything seems too quiet in Riverton, so that means trouble is on its way. That's what Inspector Gadget (French Stewart) thinks as he sits in his Gadgetmobile. When he arrests an elderly woman for reckless driving, his gadgets go berserk, and police chief Quimby (Mark Mitchell) is not happy with our hero. But he gets one more chance when the mean Dr. Claw (Tony Martin) breaks out of prison. Now it's gadget vs. gadget as the battle rages. This sequel went straight to video/DVD.
|Mad Max 2 1981 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller
aka: The Road Warrior
Director: George Miller
Cast: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Emil Minty, Virginia Hey, Vernon Wells, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Kjell Nilsson, William Zappa, Arkie Whiteley, Steve J. Spears, David Downer, Moira Claux, Syd Heylen, David Slingsby
World War III has come and gone. There are just a few survivors, and they are fighting over what is left in gasoline. In this exciting sequel to "Mad Max," Max (Mel Gibson), who has been wandering the Australian outback following the death of his wife and child, comes to the rescue. The survivors hire Max to aid them in protecting their oil refinery that is under siege by a band of sadomasochistic motorcyclists led by The Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his warrior Wez (Vernon Wells). The climax, featuring a thrilling car chase scene, is the highlight of this film.
|Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Adventure
Director: George Miller, George Ogilvie
Cast: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn, Frank Thring, Angelo Rossitto, Paul Larsson, Angry Anderson, Robert Grubb, George Spartels, Edwin Hodgeman, Bob Hornery, Andrew Oh, Lee Rice, Ollie Hall
Mad Max (Mel Gibson) has been roaming the Australian desert when he arrives in Bartertown, which is ruled by Aunt Entity (Tina Turner). Aunt Entity wants to get rid of her competing overlord Master (Angelo Rossitto) who rides on the back of Blaster (Paul Larsson). Aunt Entity forces Max to fight Blaster in the Thunderdome arena, and, when Max refuses to kill Blaster, he is banished into a sand storm. A band of tribal teens and children rescues Max, and he agrees to help them find their Tomorrow Morrow Land–a feat that will require saving them from the desert and from Aunt Entity. Lots of adventures lie in wait.
|Moby Dick 1998 TV, 200 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Franc Roddam
Cast: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Robin Cuming, Shane Connor, Piripi Waretini, Vivianne Benton, Dominic Purcell, Gregory Peck, Norman Yemm, Michael Jackson, Warren Owens, Norman D. Golden II, Harold Hopkins
The Herman Melville classic tale is presented as a TV miniseries. Ishmael (Henry Thomas) ships out on the whaler Pequad, captained by Ahab (Patrick Stewart) who is out to get revenge on the great white whale that took Ahab's leg. Gregory Peck, who starred in the 1956 version, makes an appearance as the priest, Father Mapple.
|The Queen of the Damned 2002 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Michael Rymer
Cast: Stuart Townsend, Aaliyah, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez, Paul McGann, Lena Olin, Christian Manon, Claudia Black, Bruce Spence, Tiriel Mora, Matthew Newton, Johnathan Devoy, Robert Farnham, Megan Dorman, Conrad Standish
In this sequel to Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire," Stuart Townsend takes on the Tom Cruise role of Lestat de Lioncourt. This time around, Lestat comes out of the shadows and enters the limelight where he succeeds as a rock star, which is the closest thing he can imagine to a god. His music is heard by the legendary Egyptian Queen Akasha (Aaliyah)–the Mother of all Vampires–whose aim is to gain dominion over the world. Now, she wants Lestat as her consort.
|The Shrimp on the Barbie 1990 PG-13, 86 min.|
Director: Michael Gottlieb
Cast: Cheech Marin, Emma Samms, Vernon Wells, Bruce Spence, Carole Davis, Jeanette Cronin, Terence Cooper, Gary McCormick, Frank Whitten, June Bishop, David Argue, Bruce Allpress, Val Lamond, Claire Glenister, Jonathan Coleman
Rich Australian Ian (Terence Cooper) isn't at all happy with his daughter's, Alex (Emma Samms), choice to marry an over-the-hill rugby player (Vernon Wells) and states that he would accept anyone else. Alex recruits a waiter in a Mexican restaurant, Carlos (Cheech Marin), to pretend to be her new boyfriend figuring that her father would change his mind after meeting Carlos. But, Ian takes a liking to Carlos, and the "fun" begins.
|Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 PG-13, 140 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels, Christopher Lee, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Silas Carson, Jay Laga'aia, Kenny(2) Baker, Temuera Morrison, Bruce Spence
This "Star Wars" prequel answers many questions–including how Anakin (Hayden Christensen) became Darth Vader after his showdown with Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in a light-saber duel that left him disfigured and in need of his black helmet disguise. Special effects are stunning.
|Sweet Talker 1991 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Michael Jenkins
Cast: Bryan Brown, Karen Allen, Justin Rosniak, Chris Haywood, Bill Kerr, Bruce Spence, Bruce Myles, Paul Chubb, Peter Hehir, Don Barker, Bruno Lucia, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew S. Gilbert, Garry Waddell, Brian McDermott
Harry (Bryan Brown) leaves prison with a plan in hand for his next con job. Arriving at his destination–a small Australian coastal town–he proceeds to sweet-talk the locals into investing in the recovery of a sunken ship and building a theme park. But, he didn't expect to fall in love and start having pangs of guilt. Sound familiar?
|Where the Green Ants Dream 1984 R, 100 min.|
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett, Norman Kaye, Ralph Cotterill, Nick Lathouris, Basil Clarke, Ray Marshall, Gary Williams, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Bob Ellis
In this story about clashing cultures, geologist Lance Hackett (Bruce Spence) is mapping the subsoil for an Australian mining company that is planning to extract uranium when he meets resistance from aborigines. They believe that destroying that hill where ants dream will destroy humanity, and the company takes its case to the Australian Supreme Court.
|The Year My Voice Broke 1987 PG-13, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: John Duigan
Cast: Noah Taylor, Leone Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell, Lynette Curran, Malcolm Robertson, Judi Farr, Tim Robertson, Bruce Spence, Harold Hopkins, Nick Tate, Vincent Ball, Anja Coleby, Kylie Ostara, Kelly Dingwall
Director/Screenwriter John Duigan's film is an absorbing story of a teenage Danny Embling's (Noah Taylor) friendship with a troubled girl in a small 1960s town in Australia. This was followed by a sequel, "Flirting."
|1. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)|
2. Almost (1990)
aka: Wendy Cracked a Walnut
3. Aquamarine (2006)
4. Australia (2008)
5. Dark City (1998)
6. Double Deal (1981)
7. Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
8. Mad Max 2 (1981)
aka: The Road Warrior
9. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
10. Moby Dick (1998)
11. The Queen of the Damned (2002)
12. The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
13. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
14. Sweet Talker (1991)
15. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
16. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
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