|Bernice Bobs Her Hair 1976 TV, 48 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Cast: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Bud Cort, Lane Binkley, Patrick Byrne, Dennis Christopher, Polly Holliday, Mark La Mura, Murray Moston, Mark Newkirk, Gary Springer, Leslie Thorsen, Claudette Warlick, Ken Olin, Patrick Reynolds
Set during the "Roaring '20s," this made-for-TV adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's tale is the story of shy, young Bernice (Shelley Duvall) who longs for popularity. She visits flapper cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright) who tries to "modernize" Bernice, and the transformation begins.
|Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation 1994 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Robert Lee King, Raoul O'Connell, Brian Sloan
Cast: Josh Phillip Weinstein, Raoul O'Connell, Matt Nolan, Nick Kokotakis, Kimberly Flynn, Robin Stapler, Bo Strachan, Gwen Welles, Dennis Christopher, Richard Salamanca, James Andrews, Mary Beth Aylesworth, Wendy Brokaw, Bojesse Christopher, Richard Foster
Three short stories of young gay men coming to grips with their sexuality are presented. "Pool Days" (directed by Brian Sloan)–A young man gets a job as lifeguard at a health club. "A Friend of Dorothy" (directed by Raoul O'Connell)–A NYU student from upstate New York finds love in Greenwich Village. "Disco Years" (directed by Robert Lee King)–A man reminisces about the 1970s, the disco years, when he dealt with his sexuality amidst prejudices.
|Breaking Away 1979 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Peter Yates
Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, Hart Bochner, Amy Wright, John Ashton, P.J. Soles, Robyn Douglass, Peter Maloney, Lisa Shure, Jennifer K. Mickel
Mendelssohn's "Italian Symphony" sets the tone for this film about a high-school boy (Dennis Christopher) who dreams of being a world class cyclist. His heroes are the members of the Italian cycling team. More than that, it is the story of four friends who are on the brink of growing up and moving away from each other. An Academy Award was won for Best Writing, and nominations were received for Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actress (Barbara Barrie).
|Chariots of Fire 1981 PG, 120 min.|
Director: Hugh Hudson
Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Ian Holm, Patrick Magee, Alice Krige, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Havers, John Gielgud, Lindsay Anderson, Peter Egan, Nicholas Farrell, Cheryl Campbell, Dennis Christopher, Struan Rodger, David Yelland
This is an inspiring story based on the 1924 Olympic games. Two British runners Harold Abrahams and Sam Mussabini (Ben Cross and Ian Holm) practice their sport while working out personal concerns with anti-Semitism and Christian missionary work, respectively. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Writing, Costume Design, and Musical Score. Nominations were received for Best Supporting Actor (Holm) and Director.
|Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare 1995 N/R, 87 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Rockne S. O'Bannon
Cast: Robert Hays, Nancy Stafford, Ryan Phillippe, Gina Philips, Gregory Gordon, Whitney Danielle Porter, Michael A. Nickles, Dennis Christopher, Jeff Johnson, Mindy Lawson, Danielle von Zerneck, Scott Wilkinson
A Texas deputy sheriff is attacked by an unknown (to the audience) killer while investigating a rural farmhouse. Meanwhile, traps are being set in a California valley in anticipation of the arrival of killer bees. When a girl is killed by bees, it is clear that horror lies ahead.
|Doppelganger 1993 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Romance
aka: Doppelganger: The Evil Within
Director: Avi Nesher
Cast: Drew Barrymore, George Newbern, Dennis Christopher, Sally Kellerman, Leslie Hope, George Maharis, Peter Dobson, Carl Bressler, Dan Shor, Jaid Barrymore, Stanley DeSantis, Shean Whalen, Sarina C. Grant, Thomas Bosack, John Cardone
Holly Gooding (Drew Barrymore) stabs her mother to death. Or was it Holly's double who did the dirty deed? She then re-locates from NYC to L.A. and starts an affair with a screenwriter (George Newbern), from whom she has rented a room. But her apparent double, or doppelganger, is also there, as is an FBI agent who is on her trail. Weird, with an unsatisfying ending.
|Fade to Black 1980 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Vernon Zimmerman
Cast: Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Linda Kerridge, Morgan Paull, Mickey Rourke, Peter Horton, Norman Burton, James Luisi, Eve Brent, John Steadman, Marcie Barkin, Hennen Chambers, Melinda O. Fee, Anita Converse
Lonely and bullied Eric Binford (Dennis Christopher) lives with his domineering Aunt Stella (Eve Brent) and spends most of his time watching movies. After Marilyn Monroe look-alike Marilyn O'Connor (Linda Kerridge) turns him down, Eric loses his sanity. Now, Eric dresses up like movie characters Dracula, The Mummy, Hopalong Cassidy, and Norman Bates, acts out scenes from their films, and seeks revenge against those he believes are his enemies.
|It 1990 TV, 192 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror / Thriller
aka: Stephen King's It
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Cast: Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole, Tim Reid, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Tim Curry, Jonathan Brandis, Brandon Crane, Adam Faraizl, Seth Green, Ben Heller, Emily Perkins, Marlon Taylor
Based on Stephen King's bestseller, this is good viewing for horror fans. An evil force in the form of a clown lures seven children known as "The Loser Club" to their deaths. A TV miniseries.
|The Lost Room 2006 TV, 284 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama
Director: Craig R. Baxley, Michael W. Watkins
Cast: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Kevin Pollak, Elle Fanning, Roger Bart, Dennis Christopher, Peter Jacobson, Ewen Bremner, Chris Bauer, April Grace, Margaret Cho, Jason Antoon, Jenny Gabrielle, Tim Guinee
This three-part, made-for-TV miniseries involves eerie events that take place in Room 10 of the Sunshine Motel on Route 66. As Police Detective Joe Miller (Peter Krause) collects clues to retrieve his young daughter Anna (Elle Fanning) who disappeared in the mysterious motel room, he is followed by shadowy figures every step of the way.
|1. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)|
2. Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
3. Breaking Away (1979)
4. Chariots of Fire (1981)
5. Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (1995)
6. Doppelganger (1993)
aka: Doppelganger: The Evil Within
7. Fade to Black (1980)
8. It (1990)
aka: Stephen King's It
9. The Lost Room (2006)
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