|12 Angry Men 1997 TV, 117 min.|
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Courtney B. Vance, George C. Scott, Mykelti Williamson, Tony Danza, Ossie Davis, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Dorian Harewood, James Gandolfini, Hume Cronyn, Douglas Spain, Edward James Olmos, William Peterson, Mary McDonnell, Tyrees Allen
This TV remake of the 1957 original Sidney Lumet film features convincing performances by a strong cast portraying jurors deciding on whether or not to convict a Latino youth (Douglas Spain) of murder.
|8MM 1999 R, 123 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Schumacher
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Anthony Heald, Chris Bauer, Catherine Keener, Myra Carter, Amy Morton, Jack Betts, Jenny Powell, Anne Gee Byrd, Rachel Singer, Luis Oropeza, Don Creech
Private-eye Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) has been leading a pretty boring life in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, UNTIL a wealthy widow, Mrs. Christian (Amy Morton), hires him to look into a possible slashing death she has viewed on her deceased husband's 8mm film. The investigation ensues–leading Welles into the pits of human degradation as he uncovers the grisly story of a snuff victim.
|All the King's Men 2006 PG-13, 120 min.|
Director: Steven Zaillian
Cast: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Jackie Earle Haley, Kathy Baker, Talia Balsam, Frederic Forrest, Kevin Dunn, Thomas McCarthy
This film is based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, which was a thinly veiled depiction of Louisiana Governor Huey Long's rise and fall in politics. This "governor of the people" is Willie Stark (Sean Penn) who begins his career as an idealist but uses corruption to obtain his goals. Stark's methods lead to his eventual downfall.
|Angie 1994 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Martha Coolidge
Cast: Geena Davis, James Gandolfini, Stephen Rea, Aida Turturro, Philip Bosco, Jenny O'Hara, Michael Rispoli, Betty Miller, Susan Jaffe, Jeremy Collins, Robert Conn, Ray Xifo, Rosemary De Angelis, Rae Allen, Ida Bernardini
An engaged couple–Angie and Vinnie (Geena Davis and James Gandolfini)–learns that they are unexpectedly "expecting." In a twist that makes this film work, the bride-to-be begins a new relationship with a very interesting stranger, Noel Riordan (Stephen Rea.
|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.
|Crimson Tide 1995 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, George Dzundza, Matt Craven, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini, Rocky Carroll, Jaime Gomez, Rick Schroder, Danny Nucci, Michael Milhoan, Scott Burkholder, Steve Zahn, Lillo Brancato, Eric Bruskotter
Just when you thought the Cold War was over, this film presents a group of Russian patriots who are on the move and attack the Trident submarine U.S.S. Alabama. Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) and newly arrived Executive Officer LCDR Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) disagree over whether to respond with nuclear arms.
|Fallen 1998 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Fantasy / Thriller
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Cast: Denzel Washington, Donald Sutherland, John Goodman, Embeth Davidtz, Elias Koteas, James Gandolfini, Robert Joy, Aida Turturro, Allelon Ruggiero, Gabriel Casseus, Michael J. Pagan, Frank Medrano, Ray Xifo, Tara Carnes, Tony Michael Donnelly
The demon spirit–Azazel–of an executed killer is the focus of Detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) after he had captured and prosecuted the killer. Hobbes and his partner Jonesy (John Goodman) believe that Azazel possesses one person after another, and after Hobbes kills a man possessed by Azazel, he becomes suspect. He gets advice from theology professor Gretta Milano (Embeth Davidtz) whose father had been killed by Azazel and gets drawn into the occult as he continues his search for the truth to save his family and others from the demon spirit.
|Get Shorty 1995 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini, David Paymer, Miguel Sandoval, Martin Ferrero, Jon Gries, Renee Props, Jacob Vargas, Linda Hart, Bobby Slayton
Miami loan shark Chili Palmer (John Travolta) heads for Hollywood to collect on a gambling debt from B-movies producer Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman). After meeting Harry, Chili stays on to be part of the film business when Harry convinces him that he has a great script that could be Academy Award material IF Harry can convince a major star, Martin Weir (Danny DeVito), to take the lead role. Meanwhile, Harry is in cahoots with drug dealer Bo Catlett (Delroy Lindo) who also wants in on the action. Bette Midler and Harvey Keitel are among several guest stars in this enticing crime story.
|The Juror 1996 R, 120 min.|
Director: Brian Gibson
Cast: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Heche, James Gandolfini, Lindsay Crouse, Tony Lo Bianco, Matt Craven, Michael Constantine, Jack Gilpin
Based on George Dawes Green's novel, this suspenseful story involves a single mother serving on the jury for a Mafia member's trial. The mob quickly makes her understand that the road to her young son's safety lies in a vote of "innocent."
|The Last Castle 2001 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: Rod Lurie
Cast: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Burton, Delroy Lindo, Paul Calderon, Samuel Ball, Jeremy Childs, Clifton Collins Jr., George W. Scott, Brian Goodman, Michael Irby, Frank Military, Maurice Bullard, Nick Kokich
General Irwin (Robert Redford), while serving a sentence at a military prison, organizes 1,200 fellow inmates into an all-out effort to undermine the sadistic warden, Colonel Winter (James Gandolfini). A battle of wills ensues, which leads to a revolt against the warden who will use any means to repel the prisoners.
|Lonely Hearts 2006 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Todd Robinson
Cast: John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Scott Caan, Laura Dern, Michael Gaston, Bruce MacVittie, Dan Byrd, Andrew Wheeler, Alice Krige, Dagmara Dominczyk, John Doman, Bailee Madison
Based on the "Lonely Hearts Killers" crimes, which were committed in the 1940s, this film shows how New York detectives–Elmer C. Robinson (John Travolta), who was obsessed with the murders, and his partner Charles Hildebrandt (James Gandolfini)–tracked down Ray Fernandez (Jared Leto) and Martha Beck (Salma Hayek). Their scam was to swindle elderly women out of their money and then murder them to destroy any evidence. Fernandez and Beck were finally arrested, confessed to 12 of their murders, and were electrocuted the same day at Sing Sing prison in 1951.
|The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 R, 116 min.|
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Scarlett Johansson, Katherine Borowitz, Jon Polito, Richard Jenkins, Tony Shalhoub, Christopher Kriesa, Brian Haley, Jack McGee, Gregg Binkley, Alan Fudge, Lilyan Chauvin
Set in Santa Rosa after World War II, this drama revolves around Ed Crane (Billy Bob Thornton) who is married to Doris (Frances McDormand) and working in his brother-in-law Frank's (Michael Badalucco) barbershop. Ed suspects that Doris is having an affair with her boss, Big Dave Brewster (James Gandolfini). When Ed becomes intrigued by a get-rich scheme, he uses his suspicion to blackmail Big Dave for the $10,000 he needs for the venture. That marks the beginning of many twists and turns in this crime story.
|The Mexican 2001 R, 123 min.|
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, David Krumholtz, Gene Hackman, Luis Felipe Tovar, Bob Balaban, J.K. Simmons, Sherman Augustus, Richard Coca
Jerry (Brad Pitt) is a criminal who–despite the urging of girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts) to turn over a new leaf–cannot resist one final job: getting an antique gun called The Mexican out of Mexico and back to the United States. Those who expect good entertainment from a Pitt/Roberts teaming are going to feel cheated.
|The Mighty 1998 PG-13, 107 min.|
Director: Peter Chelsom
Cast: Sharon Stone, Elden Henson, Kieran Culkin, Gena Rowlands, Harry Dean Stanton, Gillian Anderson, James Gandolfini, Meat Loaf, Jenifer Lewis, Joseph Perrino
Kevin Dillon (Kieran Culkin) is a brilliant schoolboy, but he suffers from a rare degenerative disease. Max Kane (Elden Henson) is an almost illiterate giant. The two are a mismatch; however, they team up when Kevin tutors Max, and, together, their imaginations take flight in the mythical world of Camelot.
|Money for Nothing 1993 R, 100 min.|
Director: Ramon Menendez
Cast: John Cusack, Debi Mazar, Michael Madsen, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Rapaport, Maury Chaykin, James Gandolfini, Fionnula Flanagan, Elizabeth Bracco, Ashleigh Dejon, Lenny Venito, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Joey (John Cusack) finds $1.2 million, takes the money, and runs. After all, he is unemployed, and the money can help change his life. But, as Joey makes plans to leave the country, his intentions upset his family, the Mob demands its share of the laundering process, and, all the while, Detective Laurenzi (Michael Madsen) is on his trail.
|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 .
|The New World 1995 N/R, 118 min.|
Director: Alain Corneau
Cast: Nicolas Chatel, Sarah Grappin, Alicia Silverstone, James Gandolfini, Guy Marchand, Baptiste Trotignon, Sylvie Granotier, Simon Mary, Ronald Baker, David Johnson, Roger Dumas, Josephine Serre, Gregory Diallo, Joe Sheridan, Dany Brillant
Set in France during the 1950s, this is the story of young Patrick (Gregory Diallo) who is infatuated by American culture, although Americans were not popular with the French during the post-war occupation. In fact, Patrick and his girlfriend Marie-Jose (Josephine Serre) intend to migrate to America when they grow up. As the years pass, Patrick (now played by Nicolas Chatel) still loves Marie-Jose (now played by Sarah Grappin) and the American way of life, but his rebellious nature results in tragedy. Not a flattering look at Americans.
|Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 R, 114 min.|
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Andy Garcia, Lena Olin, Ian Holm, Ron Leibman, James Gandolfini, Colm Feore, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Dominic Chianese, Paul(2) Guilfoyle, Richard Bright
This film adaptation of former N.Y.C. police commissioner Robert Daley's novel, "Tainted Evidence," involves police corruption that implicates the district attorney's father.
|Romance & Cigarettes 2006 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: John Turturro
Cast: James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Mandy Moore, Mary-Louise Parker, Aida Turturro, Christopher Walken, Barbara Sukowa, Elaine Stritch, Eddie Izzard, Amy Sedaris, P.J. Brown, Adam LeFevre
In this off-beat musical, Kitty (Susan Sarandon) confronts her Queens construction worker husband, Nick (James Gandolfini), with evidence of pornography he has written. It turns out that Nick is having an affair with sexy underwear salesgirl Tula (Kate Winslet), and Kitty has the solution. With their three daughters–Rosebud (Aida Turturro), Constance (Mary-Louise Parker), and Baby (Mandy Moore)–supporting her, Kitty kicks Nick out of the house leaving him to make up his own mind of what he really should do. Throughout their trials, everyone seems to sing and dance in this down and dirty musical love story.
|She's So Lovely 1997 R, 112 min.|
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Sean Penn, Robin Wright, John Travolta, Harry Dean Stanton, Debi Mazar, James Gandolfini, Gena Rowlands, Susan Traylor, John Marshall Jones, Chloe Webb, Bobby Cooper, James Soravilla, Jamie Bozian, Paul Johansson, Justina Machado
When Maureen (Robin Wright Penn) is raped, her husband Eddie (Sean Penn) freaks out, kills a cop, and is sent to a mental hospital. While her husband is away, Maureen becomes involved with the gentle Joey (John Travolta); they marry, have three children, and then Eddie is released and returns–still retaining his passion for Maureen. Penn won the Cannes Film Festival award for "Best Actor" for his role in this film.
|A Stranger Among Us 1992 PG-13, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Melanie Griffith, Eric Thal, Mia Sara, John Pankow, Tracy Pollan, Lee Richardson, Jamey Sheridan, David Margulies, Jake Weber, James Gandolfini, Chris Latta, Burtt Harris, Ro'ee Levi, David Rosenbaum, Ruth Vool
Melanie Griffith plays tough New York City cop Emily Eden who investigates the death and robbery of a jeweler. Delving deep into the Hasidic Jewish world of priceless gems, she finds a new sensitivity to the world around her.
|Surviving Christmas 2004 PG-13, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Mike Mitchell
Cast: Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, Josh Zuckerman, Bill Macy, Jennifer Morrison, Udo Kier, David Selby, Stephanie Faracy, Stephen Root, Sy Richardson, Tangie Ambrose, John "B.J." Bryant, Peter Jason
Chicago millionaire Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) solves his problem of having no family for Christmas: he rents the Valco family (James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, and Josh Zuckerman) and moves in with them for the holidays.
|Terminal Velocity 1994 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy
Director: Deran Sarafian
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini, Christopher McDonald, Gary Bullock, Melvin Van Peebles, Hans Howes, Suli McCullough, Cathryn de Prume, Richard Sarafian Jr.
This comedy/action film stars Charlie Sheen as Ditch Brody, super skydiver who becomes involved in murder, mayhem, and a beautiful woman (Nastassja Kinski). Ditch is the kind of guy who gets away with saying, "I'm not just a guy with a walking penis, I'm a FLYING penis!"
|True Romance 1993 R, 116 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, James Gandolfini, Saul Rubinek, Conchata Ferrell, Anna Levine, Frank Adonis
A young couple, Clarence Worley and Alabama Whitman (Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette), arrives in Hollywood after stealing a suitcase filled with drugs. Their plan is to sell the drugs and make a profit, thus setting them up financially. Along the way, they become involved with mobsters and Hollywood bodyguards who interfere with their plans.
|1. 12 Angry Men (1997)|
2. 8MM (1999)
3. All the King's Men (2006)
4. Angie (1994)
5. A Civil Action (1998)
6. Crimson Tide (1995)
7. Fallen (1998)
8. Get Shorty (1995)
9. The Juror (1996)
10. The Last Castle (2001)
11. Lonely Hearts (2006)
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
13. The Mexican (2001)
14. The Mighty (1998)
15. Money for Nothing (1993)
16. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
17. The New World (1995)
18. Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
19. Romance & Cigarettes (2006)
20. She's So Lovely (1997)
21. A Stranger Among Us (1992)
22. Surviving Christmas (2004)
23. Terminal Velocity (1994)
24. True Romance (1993)
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