|Absolute Power 1997 R, 122 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Scott Glenn, Dennis Haysbert, E.G. Marshall, Judy Davis, Mark Margolis, Melora Hardin, Kenneth Welsh, Richard Jenkins, Alison Eastwood, Penny Johnson, Elaine Kagan
Master thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) witnesses the President of the United States Allen Richmond (Gene Hackman) in the throes of an ugly sex scene that turns to murder. A cover-up ensues, Luther is the designated suspect, and his estranged daughter, Katie (Laura Linney), moves back into his life when she is appointed the prosecutor.
|Breach 2007 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Billy Ray
Cast: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole, Dennis Haysbert, Kathleen Quinlan, Bruce Davison, Jonathan Watton, Tom Barnett, Jonathan Potts, David Huband, Scott Gibson
Based on the true story of treasonous FBI agent Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper), this drama involves his success in feeding secrets to the Soviet Union for over 20 years. The film's focus is on the turning point of Hanssen's work as a traitor when bureau rookie Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe) is assigned to spy on him. Despite putting a strain on his marriage and forcing him to reconsider working for the FBI, O'Neill does gain Hanssen's trust and brings about his downfall.
|Far from Heaven 2002 PG-13, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis, James Rebhorn, Bette Henritze, Michael Gaston, Ryan Ward, Lindsay Andretta, Jordan Puryear, Kyle Timothy Smith, Celia Weston, Barbara Garrick, Olivia Birkelund
Set in the 1950s, an upper-class housewife, Cathy Whitaker (Julianne Moore), finds her life spiraling downward. First, she discovers that her husband (Dennis Quaid) is gay and then finds her close friendship with her African American gardener (Dennis Haysbert) is causing a scandal in her community. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Julianne Moore).
|Heat 1995 R, 165 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Piven, Hank Azaria, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Dennis Haysbert, Natalie Portman, William Fichtner
Any film that Al Pacino and Robert De Niro both agree to perform in is guaranteed good movie fare. In this story, L.A. Police Detective Vincent Hanna (Pacino) becomes obsessed with the criminal activities of Neil McCauley (De Niro) and his gang of thieves. The climax is a riveting gunfight between cops and robbers across city streets in L.A.–do NOT miss this one.
|Love & Basketball 2000 PG-13, 124 min.|
aka: Love and Basketball
Director: Gina Prince
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Harry Lennix, Regina Hall, Kyla Pratt, Glenndon Chatman, Tyra Banks
When this story begins, Monica (Kyla Pratt) and Quincy (Glenndon Chatman) are 11 years old. Monica is a tomboy living next door to Quincy; both love basketball. Skip ahead a few years, and both are young adults (Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps) taking advantage of USC basketball scholarships. As they become big stars, the game pulls them together, pushes them apart, and pulls them together. You get the picture.
|Love Field 1992 PG-13, 104 min.|
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Stephanie McFadden, Brian Kerwin, Louise Latham, Peggy Rea, Beth Grant, Cooper Huckabee, Troy Evans, Johnny Ray McGhee, Mark Jeffrey Miller, Pearl Jones, Janell McLeod, Rhoda Griffis, Bob Gill
Lurene (Michelle Pfeiffer) is a Dallas housewife who is enamored with Jacqueline Kennedy. Following the assassination of J.F.K., Lurene takes off on a bus to attend the funeral and befriends Paul Cater (Dennis Haysbert) and his daughter Jonell (Stephanie McFadden) along the way. Michelle received an Oscar nomination as Best Actress.
|Major League 1989 R, 107 min.|
Director: David S. Ward
Cast: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon, Bob Uecker, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes, Charles Cyphers, Dennis Haysbert, Chelcie Ross, Andy Romano, Steve Yeager, Peter Vuckovich, Stacy Carroll
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians, Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton), wants to break her team's lease and move to Miami. But, the city of Cleveland will not give up its lease unless the year's attendance falls below 800,000. So, Phelps decides to put together the most inept players she can find in order to keep the attendance low. Her players include wild pitcher Rickie Vaughn (Charlie Sheen), Willie Mays Hayes (Wesley Snipes), Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen), and, last but not least, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger). Good plan–until the new team members actually work together and prove that they will end up far from last place as Phelps has planned.
|Major League II 1994 PG, 104 min.|
Director: David S. Ward
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Tom Berenger, Dennis Haysbert, James Gammon, Omar Epps, Bob Uecker, Margaret Whitton, Randy Quaid, David Keith, Eric Bruskotter, Takaaki Ishibashi, Alison Doody, Michelle Burke, Steve Yeager
The Cleveland Indians won the pennant last year, and now their star player Roger Dorn (Corbin Bensen) is the new team owner. The catcher Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) also retired and is now the team manager. The star pitcher Rick Vaughn (Charlie Sheen) has become a yuppie, and the Indians are back in last place–until Margaret Whitton (Rachel Phelps) buys back the team, and they end up winning the World Series.
|Major League: Back to the Minors 1998 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: John Warren
Cast: Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Walton Goggins, Eric Bruskotter, Peter Mackenzie, Thom Barry, Judson Mills, Dennis Haysbert, Jensen Daggett, Ted McGinley, Kenny Johnson, Takaaki Ishibashi, Lobo Sebastian, Thom Barry, Tim & Tom DiFilippo
Gus Cantrell (Scott Bakula) is an aging baseball pitcher given the opportunity to coach a Minnesota Twins minor league team. He takes on the task and coaches so well that his team is able to competently compete with the major league Twins.
|The Minus Man 1999 R, 115 min.|
Director: Hampton Fancher
Cast: Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Cox, Mercedes Ruehl, Dwight Yoakam, Dennis Haysbert, Sheryl Crow, Eric Mabius, Larry Miller, Lois Gerace
A serial killer, Vann Siegert (Owen Wilson), appears to be an amiable and trustworthy young man, and Siegert's demeanor is exactly what allows him to get close to his next victims.
|Mr. Baseball 1992 PG-13, 109 min.|
Director: Fred Schepisi
Cast: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert, Toshi Shioya, Art LaFleur, Larry Pennell, Kosuke Toyohara, Toshizo Fujiwara, Mak Takano
Jack Elliot (Tom Selleck) is a New York Yankee baseball player who is traded to a Japanese team. Unhappy at first, he shows his teammates how to loosen up, and they teach him to respect baseball. Along the way, he falls in love with his new manager's (Ken Takakura) daughter (Aya Takanashi), and life begins anew.
|Navy SEALS 1990 R, 113 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure
Director: Lewis Teague
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley, Rick Rossovich, Cyril O'Reilly, Bill Paxton, Dennis Haysbert, Paul Sanchez, Nicholas Kadi, Ronald G. Joseph, Richard Venture, Rob Moran, S. Epatha Merderson, Gregory McKinney, Mark Carlton
Navy SEALS, led by Lt. Dale Hawkins (Charlie Sheen) and Lt. James Curran (Michael Biehn), come to the rescue when Mid-East terrorists get their hands on U.S. missiles. Hawkins and Curran are rivals, and each uses his own unique methods to locate the stolen missiles. With help from journalist Claire Varrens (Joanne Whalley), they do finally find the weapons.
|Random Hearts 1999 R, 131 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Romance
Director: Sydney Pollack
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton, Bonnie Hunt, Dennis Haysbert, Sydney Pollack, Richard Jenkins, Paul(2) Guilfoyle, Susanna Thompson, Peter Coyote, Dylan Baker, Lynne Thigpen, Bill Cobbs, Kate Mara, Susan Floyd
Washington, D.C., Internal Affairs Sergeant Dutch Van Den Broeck (Harrison Ford) learns that his wife has just been killed in a plane crash, and, to make matters worse, she was flying to Miami with her lover. Dutch tracks down the lover's widow, Kay Chandler (Kristin Scott Thomas), who turns out to be running for reelection in New Hampshire. Kay does not want news of the affair to reach the press or her daughter. But Dutch is obsessed with finding out all the details of the adulterous affair.
|Return to Lonesome Dove 1993 TV, 300 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Mike Robe
Cast: Jon Voight, Barbara Hershey, Rick Schroder, Louis Gossett Jr., William Petersen, Oliver Reed, Reese Witherspoon, Dennis Haysbert, Timothy Scott, CCH Pounder, Chris Cooper, Nia Peeples, William Sanderson, Barry Tubb, David Carpenter
This made-for-TV sequel to the highly successful original miniseries "Lonesome Dove" has a new cast, and the story is not based on the novel of Larry McMurtry. Ex-Texas Ranger Woodrow Call (Jon Voight, replacing Tommy Lee Jones) buries his friend Gus at Lonesome Dove and gathers a group of cowboys to help drive a herd of Mustangs from Texas to his Montana ranch. And the saga begins.
|Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 PG, 86 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson
Cast: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Adriano Giannini, Timothy West, Raman Hui, Jim Cummings, Andrew Birch, Chung Chan, Chris Miller
The infamous pirate, Sinbad (voice of Brad Pitt), has big plans to get his hands on the legendary "Book of Peace" and auction it off. But after the book, which Proteus (voice of Joseph Fiennes) guarded, is stolen, Sinbad sets sail for other adventures. However, there are a few surprises in store for Sinbad; one is Marina (voice of Catherine Zeta-Jones) who has stowed away on Sinbad's ship and intends to convince Sinbad to save her betrothed Proteus' life by finding the missing "Book of Peace.".
|Suture 1993 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Scott McGehee
Cast: Dennis Haysbert, Mel Harris, Sab Shimono, Dina Merrill, David Graf, Michael Harris, Fran Ryan, John Ingle, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Sanford Gibbons, Mark DeMichele, Capri Darling, Carol Kiernan, Laura Groppe, Mel Coleman
Two brothers are separated at birth–Vincent (Mel Harris) and Clay (Dennis Haysbert) later meet at their father's funeral. Clay is a good, unsuspecting man who gets blown up by a car bomb–set off by his brother Vincent in order to cover Vincent's murder of their father. Clay lives, suffers amnesia, goes through plastic surgery, and is helped by his psychiatrist (Sab Shimono) to become "Vincent" (who everyone believes he is). The question is–will Clay regain his true identity before the real Vincent returns? (It's also clever that one brother is white, the other black.)
|The Thirteenth Floor 1999 R, 120 min.|
Director: Josef Rusnak
Cast: Craig Bierko, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gretchen Mol, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dennis Haysbert, Steve Schub, Jeremy Roberts, Leon Rippy, Janet MacLachlan, Rif Hutton, Tia Texada, Brad William Henke, Venessia Valentino, Burt Bulos, Howard S. Miller
A computer scientist, Hannon Fuller (Armin Mueller-Stahl), is murdered but not before he leaves Douglas Hall (Craig Bierko) a message about his new discovery. When Douglas logs on to his computer, he uncovers a massive cyberspace invention that allows journeys back and forth to 1937–but not without consequences.
|Waiting to Exhale 1995 R, 123 min.|
Director: Forest Whitaker
Cast: Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Gregory Hines, Dennis Haysbert, Mykelti Williamson, Michael Beach, Leon, Wesley Snipes
Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this is the story of four African-American women who face life–with romantic setbacks–head on and support one another through thick and thin.
|What's Cooking? 2000 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Joan Chen, Dennis Haysbert, Mercedes Ruehl, Maria Carmen, Victor Rivers, Douglas Spain, A Martinez, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Isidra Vega, Elena Lopez, Adrian Armas
Thanksgiving celebrations in four different families–Jewish, Latino, Vietnamese, and African-American–are featured showing humor and drama that appear to be inherent in family gatherings, no matter what the cultural heritage.
|1. Absolute Power (1997)|
2. Breach (2007)
3. Far from Heaven (2002)
4. Heat (1995)
5. Love & Basketball (2000)
aka: Love and Basketball
6. Love Field (1992)
7. Major League (1989)
8. Major League II (1994)
9. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
10. The Minus Man (1999)
11. Mr. Baseball (1992)
12. Navy SEALS (1990)
13. Random Hearts (1999)
14. Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
15. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
16. Suture (1993)
17. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
18. Waiting to Exhale (1995)
19. What's Cooking? (2000)
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