|The Addams Family 1991 PG-13, 99 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Judith Malina, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson, Dana Ivey, Paul Benedict, Carel Struycken, Christopher Hart, Jimmy Workman, John Franklin, Tony Azito, Douglas Brian Martin
Confusion reigns in the Addams' mansion when an impostor, Gordon Craven (Christopher Lloyd), pretends to be long-lost Uncle Fester. Gordon is working with his mother Abigail (Elizabeth Wilson), under instructions from attorney Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), and they are plotting to get the wealthy Addams family's money. Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) are perfectly cast as the unassuming Mr. and Mrs. Addams.
|Alien: Resurrection 1997 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott, Dan Hedaya, Dominique Pinon, Gary Dourdan, J.E. Freeman, Brad Dourif, Raymond Cruz, Kim Flowers, Marlene Bush, Leland Orser, Carolyn Campbell, David St. James
In this sequel to "Alien 3," the time is 200 years later, and Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) has died., but she has been cloned. Scientists remove the baby Alien Queen from the cloned Ripley's chest. Unfortunately, some of the old Queen Alien DNA is still present, and, once again, the Queen Alien begins giving birth to a new breed of deadly aliens.
|American Cousins 2003 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Don Coutts
Cast: Danny Nucci, Shirley Henderson, Vincent Pastore, Gerald Lepkowski, Dan Hedaya, Russell Hunter, Stevan Rimkus, Olegar Fedoro, Alan McQueen, George McNeilage, Rab Reilly, Jake Abraham, Eva Coutts
American mobsters Gino (Danny Nucci) and Settimo (Dan Hedaya) claim to be PR consultants when they seek refuge at their cousin Roberto's (Gerald Lepkowski) fish and chip shop in Glasgow. They are greeted warmly by all–including Roberto and waitress Alice (Shirley Henderson) who has been waiting in vain for Roberto to ask her out. All goes well until Gino and Settimo strong arm a bill collector. Now Roberto gets the idea that there is more to his American cousins than meets the eye, and problems lie ahead.
|Benny & Joon 1993 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Cast: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, CCH Pounder, Dan Hedaya, Joe Grifasi, William H. Macy, Liane Alexandra Curtis, Eileen Ryan, Don Hamilton, Waldo Larson, Shane Nilsson, Irvin Johnson
While taking care of his schizophrenic sister Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), Benny (Aidan Quinn) finds his world upset by the arrival of their house guest Sam (Johnny Depp). Sam loves performing Buster Keaton routines and impresses Joon. They fall in love, and their new relationship causes a rift between Joon and Benny but allows Benny to find time for his own pleasures.
|Blood Simple 1984 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann, Raquel Gavia, Van Brooks, Senor Marco, William Creamer, Loren Bivens, Bob McAdams, Shannon Sedwick, Nancy Finger, William Preston Robertson
Wealthy Texas bar owner Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya) hires private detective Loren Visser (M. Emmet Walsh) to stalk and then kill his wife Abby (Frances McDormand) and her lover Ray (John Getz) who is one of Julian's bartenders. However, the job does not prove as easy as was initially thought, and Visser runs into more than a few problems accomplishing his assignment.
|Boiling Point 1993 R, 90 min.|
Director: James B. Harris
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Seymour Cassel, Jonathan Banks, Tony Lo Bianco, Valerie Perrine, Paul Gleason, Christine Elise, Lorraine Evanoff, Stephanie Williams, Tobin Bell, Bobby Hosea
When scam-artist Red Diamond (Dennis Hopper) is released from prison along with dim-witted Ronnie (Viggo Mortensen), they join forces. Their new business goes bad when Ronnie kills a treasury agent. The partner of the deceased agent, Jimmy Mercer (Wesley Snipes), wants to avenge the partner's death and is given one week in which to find the killers of his partner before he is transferred. At the same time, Diamond is trying to come up with money owed to the Mafia, and he is trying to deal with his long-suffering wife Mona (Valerie Perrine). A final showdown at the local dance hall lies ahead.
|A Civil Action 1998 PG-13, 112 min.|
Director: Steven Zaillian
Cast: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, Zeljko Ivanek, James Gandolfini, Bruce Norris, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, Sydney Pollack, Peter Jacobson, Mary Mara, Stephen Fry, Dan Hedaya, David Thornton
This story details Jan Schlichtmann's (John Travolta) legal case against two corporations that leaked toxins into the water supply of Woburn, Massachusetts. Many children in the area have suffered leukemia deaths, and Schlichtmann seeks millions of dollars in damages. Now, he is up against lawyers Jerome Facher (Robert Duvall) and William Cheeseman (Bruce Norris) who represent the corporations, and Judge Walter J. Skinner (John Lithgow) presides in the courtroom. Robert Duvall received a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.
|Clueless 1995 PG-13, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Amy Heckerling
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Dan Hedaya, Justin Walker, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto, Wallace Shawn, Julie Brown, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan, Twink Caplan, Sabastian Rashidi, Herb Hall
This is a very good movie by the same director who made "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." The story revolves around Cher (Alicia Silverstone), her friend Dionne (Stacey Dash), and their fellow students at an over-privileged Beverly Hills high school. Cher, who lives with her lawyer father, Mel (Dan Hedaya), and stepbrother Josh (Paul Rudd), loves to help the less-fortunate students at her school. She does help geeky Tai (Brittany Murphy) and turns her into a popular student at their school. What Cher lacks is a perfect boyfriend, but he may be in her near future.
|Commando 1985 PG-13, 88 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Thriller / Romance
Director: Mark L. Lester
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, James Olson, Alyssa Milano, Vernon Wells, David Patrick Kelly, Bill Duke, Bill Paxton, Drew Snyder, Sharon Wyatt, Michael Delano, Bob Minor, Michael Adams, Gary Cervantes
When "Commando" John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) discovers that his 11-year-old daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano) has been kidnapped by an exiled Latin American dictator, Arius (Dan Hedaya), he springs into action in order to rescue her. Along the way, he is aided by another enemy, Cindy (Rae Dawn Chong), of the dictator, and romance develops as they race to bring him down.
|The Crew 2000 PG-13, 88 min.|
Director: Michael Dinner
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya, Seymour Cassel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jennifer Tilly, Lainie Kazan, Miguel Sandoval, Jeremy Piven, Casey Siemaszko
Four retired mobsters–Joey "Bats" Pistella (Burt Reynolds), Bobby Bartellemeo (Richard Dreyfuss), Mike the Brick (Dan Hedaya), and Tony "The Mouth" Donato (Seymour Cassel)–are living out their days at a Miami hotel. But the hotel is rapidly becoming home to the Yuppie crowd. When the four senior citizens face eviction, they stage a mock murder hoping to scare the up-scale clientele. A problem surfaces: their "corpse" turns out to be the father of a drug lord!
|Daylight 1996 PG-13, 109 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Claire Bloom, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Renoly Santiago, Colin Fox, Danielle Harris, Trina McGee, Marcello Thedford, Sage Stallone, Jo Anderson
A Sly Stallone flick with no terrorists–how can this be? There is plenty of excitement, however, as Stallone plays former rescue service chief Kit Latura who is on the scene when an explosion rips through a New Jersey-to-Manhattan artery, the Holland Tunnel. Kit goes into the tunnel to rescue survivors. Special effects, of course, are great.
|Dick 1999 PG-13, 92 min.|
Director: Andrew Fleming
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Harry Shearer, Bruce McCulloch, Teri Garr, Saul Rubinek, Dave Foley
This spoof on the Nixon administration involves two girls, Betsy Jobs (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams), who wander away from the White House tour and meet Henry Kissinger (Saul Rubinek) and then Richard Nixon (Dan Hedaya) who offers them a job walking Checkers. This provides their "in," and they go on to teach Nixon how to make the peace sign, stop the Vietnam War, and even play roles as "Deep Throat" in the Watergate investigation.
|The Dollmaker 1984 TV, 140 min.|
Director: Daniel Petrie
Cast: Jane Fonda, Levon Helm, Susan Kingsley, Geraldine Page, Amanda Plummer, Christine Ebersole, Ann Hearn, Dan Hedaya, Studs Terkel, Sheb Wooley
Jane Fonda won the Emmy for her portrayal of Gertie, a Kentucky hills woman who strives to find freedom, individuality, and hope when her family relocates to Detroit during World War II and her new home is in the bleak, misnamed neighborhood of Merry Hill.
|Endangered Species 1982 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Alan Rudolph
Cast: Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton, Peter Coyote, Marin Kanter, Dan Hedaya, Harry Carey Jr., John Considine
New York cop Ruben Castle (Robert Urich) and Colorado sheriff Harriet Purdoe (JoBeth Williams) join forces to uncover the mystery behind cattle mutations. While this story is based on a true story, its "preachiness" gets in the way.
|The First Wives Club 1996 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Hugh Wilson
Cast: Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dan Hedaya, Eileen Heckart, Stephen Collins, Stockard Channing, Rob Reiner, Victor Garber, Elizabeth Berkley, Marcia Gay Harden, Bronson Pinchot, Eileen Heckart
Following the suicide of their friend over her husband's infidelity, three women seek revenge against their own ex-husbands who have left them for younger women.
|For Love or Money 1993 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Anthony Higgins, Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Tucker, Bob Balaban, Isaac Mizrahi, Udo Kier, Dan Hedaya, Bobby Short, Fyvush Finkel, Mike Moyer, Paula Laurence, Donna Mitchell, Debra Monk, Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Doug Ireland (Michael J. Fox) works as a concierge at a New York hotel and dreams of someday opening his own hotel. Christian Hanover (Anthony Higgins) has the needed money and considers helping Doug if Doug will take care of Christian's mistress, Andy Hart (Gabrielle Anwar), when he does not have time for her because he is already married. Doug agrees, but, when he falls in love with Andy, he must choose between love or money.
|Freeway 1996 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Matthew Bright
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Plummer, Michael T. Weiss, Brooke Shields, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Bokeem Woodbine, Kitty Fox, Paul Perri, Robert Peters, Ben Meyerson, Craig Barnett, G. Eric Miles, Guillermo Diaz
This satire of crime stories features Reese Witherspoon as young juvenile delinquent Vanessa who tries to get to her grandmother Naomi's (Kitty Fox) house. Along the way, whe is hounded by and escapes the clutches–for a while–of the villainous Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland).
|The Garden of Redemption 1997 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Thomas Michael Donnelly
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Embeth Davidtz, Dan Hedaya, Marta Amaro, Joao Arouca, Peter Firth, Rui Pedro Cardoso, M. Castro e Silva, Brad Cherry, Jorge Sanz
A priest, Don Paolo Montale (Anthony LaPaglia), and a Parisian, Adriana (Embeth Davidtz), are physically attracted to each other during the confusing days of World War II fascist Italy in a world gone mad.
|The Hunger 1983 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Ann Magnuson, Willem Dafoe, Dan Hedaya, Beth Ehlers, Rufus Collins, Suzanne Bertish
Seductive vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve) realizes that her centuries-old vampire lover, John (David Bowie), is reaching the end of his time on Earth. So, she targets Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon) as her new lover.
|The Hurricane 1999 R, 125 min.|
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Denzel Washington, Deborah Kara Unger, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya, Debbi Morgan, Clancy Brown, David Paymer, Rod Steiger, Harris Yulin, Badja Djola, Vincent Pastore, Al Waxman, David Lansbury
Denzel Washington excels in his portrayal of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter–a boxer sent to prison on trumped-up murder charges in 1966. Carter remained in prison until 1986 when the efforts of a Brooklyn-born teenager, Lesra Martin (Vicellous Reon Shannon), spurred another investigation leading to Carter's release. Washington received an Academy Award nomination.
|I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can 1982 R, 107 min.|
Director: Jack Hofsiss
Cast: Jill Clayburgh, Nicol Williamson, Dianne Wiest, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Page, James Sutorius, Ellen Greene, Richard Masur, Dan Hedaya, John Lithgow
Based on Barbara Gordon's autobiography of her successful career as a TV journalist and her fight to overcome a Valium addiction, this film features Jill Clayburgh as Gordon.
|Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 PG, 97 min.|
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Ossie Davis, Dan Hedaya, Amanda Plummer, Carol Kane, Barry McGovern, Jayne Haynes, David Burton
When hypochondriac Joe (Tom Hanks) learns that he has only six months to live, he agrees to a deal giving him a trip to the South Seas. There is only one catch: he must jump into a volcano.
|A Life Less Ordinary 1997 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Fantasy
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm, Ian McNeice, Stanley Tucci, Dan Hedaya, Maury Chaykin, Judith Ivey, Frank Kanig, Mel Winkler, Tony Shalhoub, K.K. Dodds
A disgruntled employee, Robert (Ewan McGregor), takes his Boss's daughter Celine (Cameron Diaz) hostage, but two angels (Holly Hunter and Delroy Lindo) intervene.
|Marvin's Room 1996 PG-13, 98 min.|
Director: Jerry Zaks
Cast: Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Hal Scardino, Dan Hedaya, Margo Martindale, Cynthia Nixon
This film adaptation of Scott McPherson's play is about a dysfunctional family in crisis and deals with the dilemma of who is going to nurse whom during a terminal illness.
|Maverick 1994 PG, 129 min.|
Genre: Western / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene, James Coburn, Alfred Molina, Dub Taylor, Geoffrey Lewis, Dan Hedaya, Denver Pyle, Paul L. Smith, Dennis Fimple, Clint Black, Max Perlich, Art LaFleur
In the film version of the popular 1960s' television series, James Garner is back, but this time he is not the gambler Maverick–he is Marshal Zane Cooper. Garner's old role of Maverick is well-performed by Mel Gibson. Maverick needs money to enter a winner-take-all poker game and uses devious means to gain the needed funds, and Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster) is always on guard for the chance to take Maverick's money.
|Mr. Wonderful 1993 PG-13, 98 min.|
Director: Anthony Minghella
Cast: Matt Dillon, Mary-Louise Parker, Annabella Sciorra, William Hurt, Bruce Altman, Vincent D'Onofrio, James Gandolfini, Luis Guzman, Jessica Harper, Dan Hedaya
Gus (Matt Dillon) wants to invest in a bowling alley; he has one little problem–MONEY! However, if he can get ex-wife Lee (Annabella Sciorra) married off, he will not have to pay alimony. In the process, Gus discovers that he still loves Lee .
|Mulholland Dr. 2001 R, 146 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Mark Pellegrino, Robert Forster, Lee Grant, Michael J. Anderson, Kate Forster, Brent Briscoe, Justin Theroux, Katharine Towne, Scott Coffey, Chad Everett
Aspiring actress Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) arrives in L.A. and into her vacationing aunt's garden apartment. To her surprise, she discovers that the apartment is already being used by Rita (Laura Harring) who is suffering from amnesia following her involvement in a car accident the previous night. Betty and Rita set out to uncover Rita's identity. At the same time, movie director Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) experiences problems with his financial backers. By story's end, Betty's, Rita's, and Adam's lives affect each other in such mystifying scenes that the viewer is left to interpret the solutions. David Lynch received a Best Director Oscar nomination.
|A Night at the Roxbury 1998 PG-13, 86 min.|
Director: John Fortenberry, Amy Heckerling
Cast: Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Dan Hedaya, Molly Shannon, Richard Grieco, Loni Anderson, Chazz Palminteri, Elisa Donovan, Dwayne Hickman, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Clarke Duncan, Maree Cheatham, Colin Quinn, Eva Mendes, Mark McKinney
The Butabi brothers–Steve (Will Ferrell) and Doug (Chris Kattan)–work in an artificial-flower shop by day but dream of picking up women in the posh clubs of Los Angeles. One night they get into the top club–the Roxbury–and their experiences are all down hill from there.
|Pacific Heights 1990 R, 100 min.|
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Melanie Griffith, Michael Keaton, Matthew Modine, Mako, Nobu McCarthy, Laurie Metcalf, Dorian Harewood, Luca Bercovici, Tippi Hedren, Dan Hedaya
In order to aid financing the restoration of their San Francisco home, a couple (Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine) rents space in their home as apartments. They get more than they bargained for when their socio-path tenant (Michael Keaton) creates major problems.
|Reckless 1984 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: James Foley
Cast: Aidan Quinn, Daryl Hannah, Kenneth McMillan, Cliff De Young, Lois Smith, Adam Baldwin, Dan Hedaya, Jennifer Grey, Billy Jane, Toni Kalem, Haviland Morris, Pamela Springsteen, Susan Kingsley, Adam LeFevre, Ellen Mirojnick
Johnny Rourke (Aidan Quinn) is a high-school senior who, besides being a motorcyclist, is also a football star. He falls for cheerleader Tracy Prescott (Daryl Hannah), the pampered daughter of middle-class parents, and problems ensue.
|Rookie of the Year 1993 PG, 105 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Daniel Stern
Cast: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Dan Hedaya, Amy Morton, Albert Hall, Eddie Bracken, Daniel Stern, Bruce Altman, Robert Hy Gorman, Patrick LaBrecque, Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, Kristie Davis, Tyler Ann Caroll, Ross Lehman, Tom Milanovich
Twelve-year-old Henry Rowengartner (Thomas Ian Nicholas) loves baseball but has no talent as a player. But, after he breaks his arm and it heals, Henry discovers that he now has a "super" arm, and he can pitch better than any major league player. "Wait 'til next year!" is the cry of the Chicago Cubs, and Cubs manager Larry Fisher (Dan Hedaya) gets Henry to play for the Cubs hoping that Henry is just what Cubs owner Bob Carson (Eddie Bracken) needs to make the Cubs a winning team. With Henry pitching, the Cubs begin winning, and it looks like they are headed for the National Championships. Henry's family may be changing also when his mother Mary (Amy Morton) falls in love with injured Cubs player Chuck Steadman (Gary Busey).
|Running Scared 1986 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama
Director: Peter Hyams
Cast: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel, Joe Pantoliano, Jimmy Smits, Dan Hedaya, Jon Gries, Tracy Reed, Larry Hankin, John DiSanti, Don Calfa, Betty Carvalho, Robert Lesser, Louis Perez
In this comedy/action film, cool undercover policemen Ray Hughes and Danny Costanzo (Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal) set out to stop Julio Gonazales' (Jimmy Smits) drug trafficking in Chicago. But, after their boss Captain Logan (Dan Hedaya) chews them out for blowing the cover on the operation, they leave Chicago and take a forced vacation in Key West where they enjoy the sunshine. They have so much fun in Key West that they decide to retire–after they return to Chicago and put an end to Julio and his drug ring. Hines and Crystal play well off each other and make this an enjoyable movie.
|Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Steven Zaillian
Cast: Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Robert Stephens, David Paymer, William H. Macy, Dan Hedaya, Josh Mostel, Hal Scardino, Laura Linney, Vasek Simek, Anthony Heald, Steven Randazzo
Josh (Max Pomeranc) is a seven-year-old boy who loves chess and is very good at it! His father, Fred (Joe Mantegna), tries to pressure him about his chess tournaments and wants him to become famous like Bobby Fischer, but Josh remains true to playing chess for the love it.
|The Second Civil War 1997 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Joe Dante
Cast: Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones, Dan Hedaya, James Coburn, Elizabeth Pena, Denis Leary, Ron Perlman, Brian Keith, Kevin Dunn, Shelley Malil, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, William Schallert
In this made-for-TV film, when the Governor of Idaho, Jim Farley (Beau Bridges), refuses to allow Pakistani orphans to relocate in his state, the President of United States (Phil Hartman) does not agree with the decision and sends in federal troops.
|The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979 R, 107 min.|
Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Cast: Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Kimbrough, Carrie Nye, Michael Higgins, Blanche Baker, Dan Hedaya, Chris Arnold, Maureen Aneerman, Robert Christian, Maurice Copeland, Lu Elrod
Senator Joe Tynan (Alan Alda) fights for moral issues in the U.S. Congress. However, his moral actions do not extend to his personal life when he has an affair with Karen Traynor (Meryl Streep)–a certain threat to his marriage to Ellie (Barbara Harris).
|Shaft 2000 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: John Singleton
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Dan Hedaya, Busta Rhymes, Toni Collette, Richard Roundtree, Josef Sommer, Philip Bosco, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lynne Thigpen, Pat Hingle, Lee Tergesen, Daniel von Gargen
Shaft is back–this time Samuel L. Jackson takes on the title role, and all the action of the original 1971 film returns. Throughout his investigations, Shaft receives advice from his Uncle John Shaft (Richard Roundtree who starred as the original "Shaft"). Shaft arrests Walter Wade, Jr. (Christian Bale) for killing a young Black student, but Walter flees the country to avoid prosecution. Two years later, Wade secretly returns, and Shaft arrests him. With help from his wealthy father, Walter Wade, Sr. (Philip Bosco), Walter posts bail and has a mission: get drug king Peoples Hernandez (Jeffrey Wright) to kill Shaft and find Diane Palmieri (Toni Collette) who was the only witness to the murder. Meanwhile, with Hernandez closing in, an angry Shaft, with help from police colleague Carmen (Vanessa Williams), tracks down Diane only to learn that there is more to Diane than meets the eye.
|Strangers with Candy 2006 R, 97 min.|
Director: Paul Dinello
Cast: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Carlo Alban, Maria Thayer, Deborah Rush, Greg Hollimon, Matthew Broderick, Dan Hedaya, Allison Janney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kristen Johnston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ian Holm
Slapstick and satire reign in this film based on the TV comedy by the same name. This time around, 46-year-old Jerri (Amy Sedaris) is newly released from prison when she returns home and enters Flatpoint High School to finally earn a diploma. In the process of getting her education, Jerri is caught up in the competitions at the school's science fair. Zany characters from the TV show include Principal Onyx Blackman (Greg Hollimon), art teacher Geoffrey Jellineck (Paul Dinello), and science teacher Chuck Noblet (Stephen Colbert).
|Swimfan 2002 PG-13, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: John Polson
Cast: Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby, Kate Burton, Clayne Crawford, Jason Ritter, Kia Goodwin, Dan Hedaya, Michael Higgins, Nick Sandow, Pamela Isaacs, James DeBello, Phyllis Somerville, Tom Cappadona, Malcolm Barrett
After high-school senior Ben Cronin (Jesse Bradford) enjoys a one-night stand with sexy Madison (Erika Christensen), his life takes a decided turn for the worse when Madison fails in her demand that he drop girlfriend Amy (Shiri Appleby).
|Tightrope 1984 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Richard Tuggle
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Genevieve Bujold, Alison Eastwood, Dan Hedaya, Jenny Beck, Janet MacLachlan, Marco St. John, Rebecca Perle, Randi Brooks, Regina Richardson, Jamie Rose, Margaret Howell, Rebecca Clemons, Graham Paul, Bill Holliday
New Orleans detective Wes Block (Clint Eastwood), who has a S&M fetish, is on the trail of a serial killer who is raping and murdering prostitutes. While on the case, Block meets rape counselor Beryl Thibodeaux (Genevieve Bujold) who is attracted to him. As Block closes in on the killer, the killer attacks much too close to home when he kidnaps Block's daughter Amanda (Allison Eastwood), and now Block is even more determined to catch him.
|To Die For 1995 R, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Buck Henry, Casey Affleck, Illeana Douglas, Dan Hedaya, Wayne Knight, Kurtwood Smith, Maria Tucci, Alison Folland, Holland Taylor, Susan Traylor, Tim Hooper, Michael Rispoli
This is a story about ambition gone berserk. Obsessed with gaining fame, TV personality Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) is upset when her husband Larry (Matt Dillon) wants her to give up her TV career and start a family. She prepares a documentary, "Teens Speak Out," through which she works with teenagers Jimmy (Joaquin Phoenix), Russell (Casey Affleck), and Lydia (Alison Folland). Then she hatches a plot: seduce Jimmy and get him to kill Larry–knowing that the tabloids will cover the story and bring her the notoriety she dreams of. But, of course, more than a few problems ensue that end up with her downfall.
|True Confessions 1981 R, 110 min.|
Director: Ulu Grosbard
Cast: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Ed Flanders, Burgess Meredith, Rose Gregorio, Cyril Cusack, Kenneth McMillan, Dan Hedaya, Jeanette Nolan
When a prostitute is murdered, two brothers–a priest (Robert De Niro) and a police officer (Robert Duvall)–take different positions on moral responsibilities for nabbing the assailant.
|Tune in Tomorrow... 1990 PG-13, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
aka: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Director: Jon Amiel
Cast: Barbara Hershey, Keanu Reeves, Peter Falk, Bill McCutcheon, Patricia Clarkson, Jerome Dempsey, Dan Hedaya, Buck Henry, Hope Lange, Richard Portnow, Richard B. Shull, Paul Austin, Joel Fabiani, Crystal Field, Mary Joy
Martin (Keanu Reeves) is a young scriptwriter at a radio station in the early 1950s. To improve ratings, a well-known writer, Pedro (Peter Falk), is hired and takes Martin under his wing. Meanwhile, Julia (Barbara Hershey)–Martin's aunt (by marriage)–returns home in search of a new husband. With prompting from Pedro, Julia and Martin begin an affair, which becomes the storyline of Pedro's radio script. Falk is great!
|The Usual Suspects 1995 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Suzy Amis, Kevin Spacey, Pete Postlethwaite, Giancarlo Esposito, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Bartel, Dan Hedaya, Carl Bressler, Phillipe Simon, Jack Shearer, Christine Estabrook
This film has it all–humor, terror, mystery, and shock. It is the story of five professional criminals–McManus (Stephen Baldwin), Hockney (Kevin Pollak), Fenster (Benicio Del Toro), and "Verbal" Kint (Kevin Spacey)–who meet in a line-up and are suspected of participating in a truck hijack. None of them are guilty, and they decide to plot revenge against the police and pull off a jewelry robbery. The heist is successful but leads to another crime, ordered by master criminal Keyser Soze, and the result is a boat containing $91 million in drug money that explodes in San Pedro harbor, and 27 people are killed. The film received two Academy Awards: Spacey for Best Supporting Actor and Christopher McQuarrie for Best Original Screenplay.
|1. The Addams Family (1991)|
2. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
3. American Cousins (2003)
4. Benny & Joon (1993)
5. Blood Simple (1984)
6. Boiling Point (1993)
7. A Civil Action (1998)
8. Clueless (1995)
9. Commando (1985)
10. The Crew (2000)
11. Daylight (1996)
12. Dick (1999)
13. The Dollmaker (1984)
14. Endangered Species (1982)
15. The First Wives Club (1996)
16. For Love or Money (1993)
17. Freeway (1996)
18. The Garden of Redemption (1997)
19. The Hunger (1983)
20. The Hurricane (1999)
21. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
22. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
23. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
24. Marvin's Room (1996)
25. Maverick (1994)
26. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
27. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
28. A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
29. Pacific Heights (1990)
30. Reckless (1984)
31. Rookie of the Year (1993)
32. Running Scared (1986)
33. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
34. The Second Civil War (1997)
35. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
36. Shaft (2000)
37. Strangers with Candy (2006)
38. Swimfan (2002)
39. Tightrope (1984)
40. To Die For (1995)
41. True Confessions (1981)
42. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
aka: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
43. The Usual Suspects (1995)
44. Wise Guys (1986)
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