|The Abyss 1989 R, 140 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Adventure / Thriller / Drama
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, George Robert Klek, John Bedford Lloyd, Christopher Murphy, Adam Nelson, J.C. Quinn, Todd Graff, Chris Elliott, Leo Burmester, Kimberly Scott, Captain Kidd Brewer Jr., Dick Warlock, Jimmie Ray Weeks
Ex-husband and wife Virgil "Bud" and Lindsey Brigman (Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) who hate each other, a crew of engaging oil drillers, and some gung-ho Navy divers find themselves fighting for their lives in the deep ocean while on a mission for the Navy to disarm a missing nuclear submarine–and there's something out there, too. Well deserved Academy Award winner in 1989 for Best Special Effects.
|At Close Range 1986 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Mystery
Director: James Foley
Cast: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Penn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Millie Perkins, David Strathairn, Eileen Ryan, Candy Clark, J.C. Quinn, Tracey Walter, Jake Dengel, Stephen Geoffreys, Crispin Glover, R.D. Call
Based on a true story about a suburban Philadelphia family, Sean Penn and Christopher Walken star as son and father–Brad Whitewood Jr. and Brad Whitewood Sr.–in this unsettling movie about a father's influencing his son to turn to a life of crime in order to obtain his love. Teenager Brad meets his father after years of separation and is enticed into his father's life of crime. Good performances by Walken and Penn. Intense and brutal. 1 User Review
|Being a true story added to it's intensity||radron 06/21/2013 |
| Doubt anyone will actually see my review but I'll put my 2 cents in. Both Sean Penn & Christopher Walken were quite young. They happen to be 2 of my favorite actors. The thing that stands out most is the phenomenal acting of both. Sean Penn in particular. It's just my opinion but I believe this movie may have set off Penn's commendable acting career. |
This was Penn's 3rd movie, if I saw right. He couldn't have been more than 18 or 19 but you would think he was an old pro with this performance. For some reason this movie has been difficult to find anywhere. I did have it on VHS many years ago but that went by the wayside. I tried a few times to find it on dvd, to no avail. Today's date is June 21, 2013. I was looking around Netflix last night for a movie to watch. Suddenly, there was "At Close Range". It's not lost a thing over the years. Funny thing is, Netflix said it would only be available for viewing until July 1st. It's almost like there's something secretive about the movie itself. I don't know but I do know it ranks right up there with some of my all time favorites. I would not hesitate to recommend this movie to anyone.
Walken captures the essence of a criminal while still maintaining his always cool persona. While many scenes were intense & disturbing, they were very well done. Somewhat surrealistic at times. Sort of like watching clouds, at night, drift by a full moon. Great supporting cast.
|The Babe 1992 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner, Peter Donat, James Cromwell, J.C. Quinn, Joe Ragno, Richard Tyson, Michael McGrady, Ralph Marrero, Robert Swan, Bernard Kates, Stephen Caffrey, Gene Ross
John Goodman plays the role of home-run hitter George Herman "Babe" Ruth in this biographical drama. The story begins in Baltimore where George's brother Mathias (James Cromwell) teaches him the game of baseball. George is later signed with the Boston Red Sox, and he begins his career of hitting homers. Ruth is sold to the Yankees and brings his wife Helen (Trini Alvarado) to the city, but their marriage breaks up soon after. Ruth's second wife is Ziegfeld showgirl Claire Hodgeson (Kelly McGillis), and life becomes fun–for awhile. This script also objectively relates the ups and downs of Ruth's career. The on-field play is enhanced by use of good old Danville (Illinois) Stadium.
|Barfly 1987 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, J.C. Quinn, Frank Stallone, Jack Nance, Joe Unger, Sandy Martin, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Fritz Feld, Roberta Bassin, Gloria LeRoy, Harry Cohn, Gary Cervantes, Rik Colitti
This is the story of alcoholic writer Henry Chinasky (Mickey Rourke) who hangs around in a neighborhood bar where barfly Willa (Faye Dunaway) works. Willa also drinks too much and is thought to be more than a little bit crazy. Henry and Faye set off on a weird relationship involving irrational behavior, and Henry moves in with her. Later, book publisher Tully Sorenson (Alice Krige) becomes interested in Henry and wants to publish his writings. As she tries to help Henry out of his drinking problems, they end up in bed together. A cat fight at the bar between Wanda and Fay ends with Henry toasting the patrons with a drink. Written by Charles Bukowski and based on his own experiences.
|Big Business 1988 PG, 97 min.|
Director: Jim Abrahams
Cast: Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann, Michele Placido, Barry Primus, Michael Gross, Deborah Rush, Nicolas Coster, Joe Grifasi, Daniel Gerroll, Patricia Gaul, J.C. Quinn, Norma MacMillan, John Vickery
Sadie and Rose Ratliff and Sadie and Rose Shelton (Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin) are two sets of twins who get swapped at birth. One set is raised by a poor family, and the others are raised by a wealthy family who are passing through town. Now, 40 years later, they are about to meet each other in Jupiter Hollow.
|Buried Alive 2 1997 PG-13, 97 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Tim Matheson
Cast: Ally Sheedy, Stephen Caffrey, Tracey Needham, Tim Matheson, Brian Libby, Tommy Hinkley, J.C. Quinn, Clifton Daniel, Keith Flippen, Lonnie Horsey, Elaine Nalee, Mike Pniewski, Eric Paisley, Ruth Reid, Nina Repeta
Laura Riskin (Ally Sheedy) inherits a fortune, which sets off a chain of events. Her husband Randy (Stephen Caffrey) and his mistress Roxanne (Tracey Needham) poison her; the poison only puts Laura into a coma; they bury her alive, BUT she claws her way out. Now, Laura seeks revenge.
|C.H.U.D. 1984 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Sci-Fi
Director: Douglas Cheek
Cast: John Heard, Kim Greist, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Brenda Currin, Laure Mattos, Justin Hall, Michael O'Hare, Cordis Heard, Vic Polizos, Eddie Jones, Sam McMurray, Frank Adu, J.C. Quinn, Patricia Richardson
Reporter Murphy (J.C. Quinn) tells photographer George Cooper (John Heard) about the government dumping nuclear waste under the streets of New York City, and Cooper decides to investigate. Meanwhile, police Capt. Bosch (Christopher Curry), whose wife (Laure Mattos) has been abducted, joins forces with The Reverend (Daniel Stern) who suspects something strange is going on beneath the streets. In fact, a tribe of Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.D.) is preying on the citizens of New York City. Now, Bosch, The Reverend, Cooper, and Murphy race against time to stop the creatures.
|CrissCross 1992 R, 100 min.|
Director: Chris Menges
Cast: Goldie Hawn, Arliss Howard, James Gammon, David Arnott, Keith Carradine, J.C. Quinn, Steve Buscemi, Paul Calderon, Deirdre O'Connell, Annie McEnroe
Criss Cross (David Arnott) is a 12-year-old boy who deals with his newfound knowledge that his single mother, Tracy (Goldie Hawn), works as a stripper to make ends meet.
|Days of Thunder 1990 PG-13, 108 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Romance
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Don Simpson, Donna W. Scott, Fred Dalton Thompson, J.C. Quinn, Caroline Williams, Chris Ellis, Peter Appel, Stephen Michael Ayers
"Top Gun" (Tom Cruise) tactics have moved from the air to the racetrack in this fast-paced film about a young rookie who tries to unseat the champion. Cole Trickle (Cruise) is discovered by businessman Tim Daland (Randy Quaid) who commissions former stock-car racer Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall) to build a car and then hires Cole to drive it. Cole wins the respect of Hogge who teaches him the intricacies of winning on the stock car circuit. But, a crash lands Cole in the hospital with his rival Rowdy Burns (Michael Rooker), and Cole and Rowdy now become friends after Rowdy's injuries force him to bow out of racing. At the same time, Cole is attracted to his doctor, Claire Lewicki (Nicole Kidman), who gives him the courage to race again.
|Deceiver 1997 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
Cast: Chris Penn, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Roth, Renee Zellweger, Michael Rooker, Rosanna Arquette, Don Winston, Mark Damon, J.C. Quinn, Michael Parks, Genevieve Butler, Chelsea Butler, Jody Wilhelm, Ocie Pouncie, Bob Hungerford
James Walter Wayland (Tim Roth) is a wealthy heir accused of murdering prostitute Elizabeth (Renee Zellweger). When tough cop Detective Edward Kennesaw (Michael Rooker) and his partner, Phillip Braxton (Chris Penn), investigate, Wayland tries to shift the blame and interferes by revealing flaws in Kennesaw's marriage and gambling debts incurred by Braxton.
|Eddie Macon's Run 1983 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Jeff Kanew
Cast: Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Lee Purcell, Leah Ayres, Lisa Dunsheath, Tom Noonan, J.C. Quinn, Jay O. Sanders, J.T. Walsh, John Goodman
Eddie (John Schneider) has escaped from prison and is determined to get to Mexico where his family is. Police officer Marzack (Kirk Douglas) is one small step behind. John Goodman's film debut.
|Getting Away with Murder 1996 R, 91 min.|
Director: Harvey Miller
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon, Bonnie Hunt, Lily Tomlin, Brian Kerwin, Jerry Adler, Andy Romano, Robert Fields, J.C. Quinn, Marissa Chibas
The laborious plot for this film involves a university professor, Lambert (Dan Aykroyd), who thinks it is his moral duty to assassinate his neighbor, Max Mueller (Jack Lemmon), who the FBI suspects of being a Nazi war criminal.
|Gross Anatomy 1989 PG-13, 107 min.|
Director: Thom Eberhardt
Cast: Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, Christine Lahti, Todd Field, John Scott Clough, Alice Carter, Robert Desiderio, Zakes Mokae, J.C. Quinn, Clyde Kusatsu
Joe (Matthew Modine) doesn't take medical school seriously, joking his way through his first year. His teacher (Chrisine Lahti) and his lab partner (Daphne Zuniga) try to change his attitude, realizing that he has untapped potential.
|Hit Me 1996 R, 125 min.|
Director: Steven Shainberg
Cast: Elias Koteas, Laure Marsac, Jay Leggett, Bruce Ramsay, Kevin J. O'Connor, Philip Baker Hall, J.C. Quinn, Haing S. Ngor, William H. Macy
Based on Jim Thompson's "A Swell Looking Babe," this is the story of a hapless bellhop, Sonny (Elias Koteas), whose home life is just as miserable as what he endures at the two-star Stillwell Hotel. One night he agrees to join his friend Del (Bruce Ramsay) in a plot to rob the safe, which holds $500,000 for an illegal poker game. Of course, the best-laid plans go awry and result in only adding to Sonny's grief.
|Maximum Overdrive 1986 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Stephen King
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, John Short, J.C. Quinn, Ellen McElduff, Christopher Murney, Holter Graham, Frankie Faison, Pat Miller, Jack Canon, Barry Bell, John Brasington, J. Don Ferguson
This film is Stephen King's first directorial effort and concerns a comet that passes near Earth, which turns some machines into killers. Large trucks besiege the Dixie Boy truck stop and threaten the humans–including the manager Hendershot (Pat Hingle), ex-con Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez), newlyweds Curt and Wanda June (John Short and Ellen McElduff), hitchhiker Brett (Laura Harrington), and others–who are inside. King was also the screenwriter, with the story coming from the anthology "Night Shift."
|On the Yard 1978 R, 102 min.|
Director: Raphael D. Silver
Cast: John Heard, Thomas G. Waites, Mike Kellin, Richard Bright, Joe Grifasi, Lane Smith, David Clennon, Don Blakely, J.C. Quinn, Dominic Chianese
Convict Juleson (John Heard) becomes involved in a power struggle with inmate kingpin Chilly (Thomas D. Waites) in this well-acted, but not very exciting, prison drama.
|Pontiac Moon 1994 PG-13, 108 min.|
Director: Peter Medak
Cast: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd, Eric Schweig, Cathy Moriarty, Max Gail, Lisa Jane Persky, J.C. Quinn, John Schuck, Don Swayze, Gene Borkan, Ron Burke, Frank Carl Fisher Jr., Suzanne Ircha, Ramsey Ellis
Leaving his agoraphobic wife, Katherine (Mary Steenburgen), at home, absent-minded professor Washington Bellamy (Ted Danson) hatches a plan to support son Andy's (Eric Schweig) interest in space: on the eve of Neil Armstrong's landing on the Moon, they will embark on a road trip that will take the same time as space travel from Earth to the Moon. Thus begins their symbolic adventure from California to Idaho. Meanwhile, Katherine senses that her family needs her and ventures from the security of home to join Washington and Andy.
|Primary Colors 1998 R, 163 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Adrian Lester, Maura Tierney, Larry Hagman, Diane Ladd, Paul(2) Guilfoyle, Rob Reiner, Rebecca Walker, Caroline Aaron, Tommy Hollis, J.C. Quinn, Ben Jones
Jack Stanton (John Travolta) is running for the office of President of the United States; he is very intelligent but has a weakness: a lust for women. His wife Susan (Emma Thompson), on the other hand, seems to be able to look the other way and stand by her man! This film is a winner–Mike Nichols and Elaine May do it again as they put together an entertaining story that reflects real circumstances. Kathy Bates received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
|The Prophecy 1995 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery / Fantasy
Director: Gregory Widen
Cast: Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, Viggo Mortensen, Amanda Plummer, Moriah "Shining Dove" Snyder, Adam Goldberg, Steve Hytner, J.C. Quinn, Albert Nelson, Emma Shenah, Shawn Nelson, Emily Conforto, Sioux-z Jessup
Gabriel (Christopher Walken) is on the lookout for the soul of an evil human in order to give his band of angels the edge against opposing angels. A good angel, Simon (Eric Stoltz), hides the soul of a bad, recently deceased colonel in the body of young Native American Mary (Moriah "Shining Doe" Snyder), and Gabriel wants that soul to use for his battle. Now, Thomas Dagget (Elias Koteas) and Katherine (Virginia Madsen) try to protect Mary from Gabriel and his evil plot.
|Silkwood 1983 R, 132 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Fred Ward, Ron Silver, Josef Sommer, David Strathairn, M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Hallahan, Sudie Bond, Bruce McGill, J.C. Quinn, Henderson Forsythe
Based on true events, this film is the story of Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), a 28-year-old worker in a plutonium plant, who is accidentally exposed to radiation. Karen has lived a ribald life as a hard-drinking woman living with her lover Drew (Kurt Russell) and lesbian friend Polly (Cher). As Karen investigates the illness caused by her exposure to the radiation, she gathers information about plant violations and sets out to divulge supposed nuclear violations. But, on her way to the meeting with a reporter, she dies in a mysterious car crash, which prevents her from revealing plant violations. Academy Award nominations were received for Best Actress (Streep), Supporting Actress (Cher), and Director.
|Times Square 1980 R, 111 min.|
Director: Allan Moyle
Cast: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield, Herbert Berghof, David Margulies, Anna Maria Horsford, J.C. Quinn, Miguel Pinero, Elizabeth Pena
Pamela Pearl (Trini Alvarado) is a troubled teenager who "escapes" onto 42nd Street where she teams up with Nicky (Robin Johnson), another runaway. The girls enter the punk-rock lifestyle, perform in a strip joint, and engage in other asocial behaviors that illustrate their off-the-wall mental states.
|Turner and Hooch 1989 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson, Scott Paulin, John McIntire, J.C. Quinn, David Knell, Ebbe Roe Smith, Kevin Scannell, Joel Bailey, Mary McCusker, Ernie Lively, Clyde Kusatsu, Elaine Renee Bush
In the process of solving a murder case, police detective Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) is forced to rely on the only witness he has–a drooling dog named Hooch that was owned by the murder victim, Amos Reed (John McIntire). Turner is not a dog lover, but he takes Hooch into his home because of the threat to put Hooch to sleep, and, as time passes, Turner forms a bond with Hooch.
|Vision Quest 1985 R, 108 min.|
Director: Harold Becker
Cast: Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Ronny Cox, Michael Schoeffling, Harold Sylvester, Charles Hallahan, J.C. Quinn, Raphael Sbarge, Forest Whitaker, Daphne Zuniga
Goodness and hard work will win every time is again proven in this movie about a young athlete (Matthew Modine).
|1. The Abyss (1989)|
2. At Close Range (1986)
3. The Babe (1992)
4. Barfly (1987)
5. Big Business (1988)
6. Buried Alive 2 (1997)
7. C.H.U.D. (1984)
8. CrissCross (1992)
9. Days of Thunder (1990)
10. Deceiver (1997)
11. Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
12. Getting Away with Murder (1996)
13. Gross Anatomy (1989)
14. Hit Me (1996)
15. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
16. On the Yard (1978)
17. Pontiac Moon (1994)
18. Primary Colors (1998)
19. The Program (1993)
20. The Prophecy (1995)
21. Silkwood (1983)
22. Times Square (1980)
23. Turner and Hooch (1989)
24. Vision Quest (1985)
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