|21 Hours at Munich 1976 TV, 100 min.|
Director: William A. Graham
Cast: William Holden, Franco Nero, Shirley Knight, Richard Basehart, Anthony Quayle, Noel Willman, Georg Marischka, Paul L. Smith, Gunther Maria Halmer, Martin Gilat, Else Quecke, Michael Degen, Walter Kohut, Jan Niklas, Ernest Lenart
This film represents a reenactment of the Munich Olympic Games' tragedy in 1972 when Arab terrorists kidnapped nine and murdered two Israeli athletes.
|Angel Eyes 2001 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, James Caviezel, Terrence Howard, Sonia Braga, Victor Argo, Shirley Knight, Jeremy Sisto, Monet Mazur, Daniel Magder, Kari Matchett, Connor McAuley, Peter MacNeill, Eldridge Hyndman, Jeremy Ratchford, Guylaine St-Onge
A tough Chicago cop, Sharon Pogue (Jennifer Lopez), is estranged from her family and suffers anger as a result of her past experiences. She meets an odd stranger, Catch Lambert (James Caviezel), who just happens to be the victim who Sharon comforted after a car accident one year ago. Sharon and Catch fall in love and discover that they both have traumatic events in their pasts that are affecting their lives.
|As Good as It Gets 1997 PG-13, 138 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight, Yeardley Smith, Lupe Ontiveros, Harold Ramis, Lupe Ontiveros, Bibi Osterwald, Ross Bleckner, Bernadette Balagtas, Jaffe Cohen, Missi Pyle
Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, which is severely tested when his gay neighbor Simon (Greg Kinnear) leaves his dog in Melvin's care. Melvin is a writer, but he treats humanity with contempt–except for single-mom waitress Carol (Helen Hunt) whose son suffers from asthma attacks. First, Melvin takes care of the dog and then helps with Carol's son. Will Carol be next? Both Nicholson and Hunt received Oscars. Five other nominations were received, including Best Picture and Supporting Actor (Greg Kinnear).
|Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979 G, 122 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama
Director: Irwin Allen
Cast: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Shirley Knight, Slim Pickens, Shirley Jones, Karl Malden, Mark Harmon, Veronica Hamel, Angela Cartwright, Paul Picerni, Patrick Culliton, Dean Raphael Ferrandini
In this sequel to "The Poseidon Adventure," salvagers Mike Turner (Michael Caine), Wilbur Hubbard (Karl Malden), and Celeste Whitman (Sally Field) enter the drifting Poseidon in search of the ship's cargo of gold and plutonium. When an explosion traps them inside, they are not alone; survivors Frank Mazzetti (Peter Boyle), Larry Simpson (Mark Harmon), and Tex Hopkins (Slim Pickens) are also trapped–along with evil salvager Stefan Svevo (Telly Savalas) who will kill anyone to get his hands on the valuable cargo.
|The Center of the World 2001 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Carla Gugino, Mel Gorham, Balthazar Getty, Pat Morita, Shane Edelman, Shirley Knight
Richard, a partner in a successful Internet company, pays $10,000 for three days in Las Vegas with a stripper (Molly Parker). She sets strict ground rules, but neither has taken into account the factor of emotions.
|The Couch 1962 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Owen Crump
Cast: Shirley Knight, Grant Williams, Onslow Stevens, William Leslie, Hope Summers, Michael Bachus, Anne Helm, Simon Scott, Harry Holcombe, John Alvin
Co-written by Blake Edwards, Owen Crump, and Robert Bloch, this suspenseful story involves a psychopath who notifies police of his intended victims just prior to their murders.
|The Dark at the Top of the Stairs 1960 N/R, 124 min.|
Director: Delbert Mann
Cast: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury, Shirley Knight, Lee Kinsolving, Frank Overton, Ken Lynch, Nelson Leigh, Emerson Treacy
This film, based on William Inge's play, is about family life in Oklahoma during the 1920s and specifically involves the unhappy existence of Rubin Flood (Robert Preston).
|The Defection of Simas Kudirka 1978 TV, 100 min.|
Director: David Lowell Rich
Cast: Alan Arkin, Richard Jordan, Donald Pleasence, John McMartin, Shirley Knight, George Dzundza, Leo Grillo, Nicholas Guest, Ted Shackelford
This powerful made-for-TV drama is the true-life story of a Lithuanian sailor who defected by jumping ship in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1970. Arkin does another fine acting job and Rich won an Emmy for his directing.
|Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 PG-13, 116 min.|
Director: Callie Khouri
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, Maggie Smith, Ashley Judd, Shirley Knight, James Garner, Cherry Jones, Angus Macfadyen, Jacqueline McKenzie, Katy Selverstone, Kiersten Warren, Gina McKee, Matthew Settle, David Lee Smith
After not inviting her mother, Vivi (Ellen Burstyn), to her wedding, Sidda (Sandra Bullock) is confronted by Vivi's girlhood friends, the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. The Ya-Ya's kidnap Sidda, drug her, and reveal the secrets of Vivi's past in an effort to reconciliate mother and daughter.
|Endless Love 1981 R, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Cast: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray, Tom Cruise, Robert Moore, Richard Kiley, Beatrice Straight, James Spader, Penelope Milford, Jami Gertz, Jan Miner, Salem Ludwig, Jeff Marcus
Seventeen-year-old David (Martin Hewitt) and 15-year-old Jade (Brooke Shields) fall in love, but Jade's father has had enough of David and bans him from their house. David's solution to his problem: burn down their house, rescue the family, and become a hero. David does carry out the arson but is caught and sent to a reformatory where he remains obsessed with reuniting with Jade. "Endless Love" marks the film debut of Tom Cruise, and the title song was nominated for an Oscar for Best song.
|Flight from Ashiya 1964 N/R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Romance
Director: Michael Anderson
Cast: Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, George Chakiris, Suzy Parker, Shirley Knight, Joe Di Reda, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, Andrew Hughes, E.S. Ince, Daniele Gaubert, William Ross, June Shelley, Eiko Taki, Paul Frees, June Shelley
As three pilots try to rescue the crew of a sunken ship, the pilots' unsuccessful pasts are shown through flashbacks to earlier rescue attempts.
|Friendly Persuasion 1975 TV, 100 min.|
aka: Except for Me and Thee
Director: Joseph Sargent
Cast: Richard Kiley, Shirley Knight, Clifton James, Michael O'Keefe, Kevin O'Keefe, Sparky Marcus, Tracie Savage, Paul Benjamin, Erik Holland, Bob Minor, Gus Peters, Twila Pollard, Walter Scott, Art Ellison
In this well made, well acted, remake of the 1956 classic, Richard Kiley and Shirley Knight play the Quaker couple, Jess and Eliza Birdwell, who risk their lives when they help two runaway slaves during the Civil War.
|Grandma's Boy 2006 R, 96 min.|
Director: Nicholaus Goossen
Cast: Linda Cardellini, Allen Covert, Peter Dante, Shirley Jones, Shirley Knight, Joel Moore, Kevin Nealon, Doris Roberts, Nick Swardson, Jonah Hill, Kelvin Yu, Chuck Church
Video game tester, pot smoking, 35-year-old Alex (Allen Covert) runs out of money and is forced to move in with Grandma Lilly (Doris Roberts) and her two off-beat friends, Grace (Shirley Jones) and Bea (Shirley Knight). Alex lies and tells his co-workers that he is living with sexy babes while, at the same time, falling for his boss, Samantha (Linda Cardellini).
|The Group 1966 N/R, 150 min.|
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight, James Broderick, Jessica Walter, Larry Hagman, Richard Mulligan, Hal Holbrook, Joanna Pettet
This film adaptation of Mary McCarthy's novel provides good viewing. The plot revolves around eight Vassar graduates and how their lives diverge in the years after graduation. A pretty long super soaper.
|Ice Palace 1960 N/R, 143 min.|
Director: Vincent Sherman
Cast: Richard Burton, Robert Ryan, Carolyn Jones, Ray Danton, Martha Hyer, Jim Backus, Diane McBain, Shirley Knight, Karl Swenson, Barry Kelley
Based on Edna Ferber's saga about Alaska's development leading to statehood, this story depicts Zeb (Richard Burton) and Thor's (Robert Ryan) long-time friendship and competition between their respective family interests.
|If These Walls Could Talk 1996 R, 95 min.|
Director: Nancy Savoca, Cher
Cast: Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek, Anne Heche, Shirley Knight, Xander Berkeley, Cher, Jada Pinkett Smith, Eileen Brennan, Harris Yulin, CCH Pounder
This made-for-HBO film tells the stories of how three women who, at different times (1952, 1974, and 1992), deal with unplanned pregnancies.
|Juggernaut 1974 PG, 109 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Richard Lester
Cast: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm, Roy Kinnear, Freddie Jones, Roshan Seth, Clifton James, Caroline Mortimer, Mark Burns, John Stride, Julian Glover, Jack Watson
Bombs are reported to be aboard Captain Alex Brunel's (Omar Sharif) British cruise ship. Sidney Buckland (Freddie Jones) has planted them and is demanding a ransom. Demolition experts LCDR Fallon (Richard Harris) and Charlie Braddock (David Hemmings) are flown in by helicopter to disarm the bombs. Meanwhile, Scotland yard detective John McLeod (Anthony Hopkins), whose family is aboard the ship, searches for the bomber. A good thriller.
|Little Boy Blue 1997 R, 105 min.|
Director: Antonio Tibaldi
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, John Savage, Nastassja Kinski, Jenny Lewis, Shirley Knight, Adam Burke, Tyrin Turner, Devon Michael, John Doman, Brent Jennings
Ray West (John Savage) is a Vietnam vet in dire need of psychiatric help because he constantly terrorizes his wife (Nastassja Kinski) and sons (Ryan Phillippe, Adam Burke, and Devon Michael).
|The Outsider 1967 TV, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Michael Ritchie
Cast: Darren McGavin, Anna Hagan, Edmond O'Brien, Sean Garrison, Shirley Knight, Ann Sothern, Audrey Totter, Ossie Davis, Joseph Wiseman, Nancy Malone, Mario Alcalde, Madame Spivy, Kent McCord
Detective David Ross (Darren McGavin) is a private-eye/ex-con hired by a theatrical manager to investigate possible embezzlement in this pilot for a TV series that followed the movie. Ross investigates the suspect, and, when she is found dead in his office, Ross becomes the prime suspect.
|P.S. Your Cat Is Dead 2003 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Steve Guttenberg
Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Lombardo Boyar, Cynthia Watros, Shirley Knight, Tom Wright, A.J. Benza, Paul Dillon, Kenneth Moskow, Fred Medrano, Ann Guttenberg, Stanley Guttenberg
Steve Guttenberg wrote, produced, directed, and stars in this story based on James Kirkwood's novel and play. Jimmy Zoole (Guttenberg) has experienced a disastrous year; it is New Year's Eve and Jimmy's girlfriend has dumped him, the novel he is writing was stolen, his play closed after one night, and his cat has died. Now, to top off all the rest, he finds a burglar–gay comic Eddie (Lombardo Boyar)–hiding under his bed. Jimmy ties up Eddie, and they begin talking. By night's end, the two have bonded.
|Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 PG, 87 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Steve Carr
Cast: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight, Stephen Rannazzisi, Peter Gerety, Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara, Jamal Mixon, Adhir Halyan, Erick Avari, Allen Covert, Mike Vallely, Gary Valentine
Despite suffering from hyperglycemia, Paul Blart (Kevin James) hopes to become a New Jersey State cop. At the present time, he works as a mall security guard where he meets the woman of his dreams, kiosk salesgirl Amy (Jayma Mays). His wife has deserted him, and Paul finds his self-esteem through his responsibilities at the mall. On Black Friday, thieves invade the mall, rob stores, and take hostages–including Amy and also Paul's young daughter, Maya (Raini Rodriguez). What the gang of thieves does not know is that Paul is still inside the mall. Will he be able to get it all together and save the day?
|Petulia 1968 R, 105 min.|
Director: Richard Lester
Cast: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill, Shirley Knight, Pippa Scott, Kathleen Widdoes, Roger Bowen, Richard Dysart, Ellen Geer
Set in San Francisco during the 1960s, Richard Lester's comedy revolves around a divorced doctor, Archie Bollen (George C. Scott), and his relationship with an unhappily married kook, Petulia Danner (Julie Christie).
|The Rain People 1969 R, 101 min.|
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Shirley Knight, Tom Aldredge, Marya Zimmet, Laurie Crews, Andrew Duncan, Margaret Fairchild, Alan Manson, Sally Gracie, Robert Modica
Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this thoughtful film is about a crisis in the life of pregnant Natalie Ravenna (Shirley Knight) who leaves her home for a cross-country odyssey during which she meets and learns lessons from an ex-football player (James Caan) and a motorcycle cop (Robert Duvall).
|The Salton Sea 2002 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: D.J. Caruso
Cast: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzman, Doug Hutchison, Anthony LaPaglia, Glenn Plummer, Meat Loaf, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Kara Unger, Chandra West, B.D. Wong, R. Lee Ermey, Shalom Harlow, Shirley Knight
California's Salton Sea is the metaphor for drug addiction in this story about Danny Parker (Val Kilmer) who, after his wife's murder, infiltrates the drug world as a dealer where he seeks to avenge her death.
|The Sender 1982 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Roger Christian
Cast: Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman, Marsha A. Hunt, Sean Hewitt, Harry Ditson, Angus MacInnes, Al Matthews, Jana Sheldon, Olivier Pierre, Tracy Harper, Manning Redwood, John Stephen Hill, Monica Buford
A psychiatrist, Gail Farmer (Kathryn Harrold), deals with a suicidal patient who she dubs "John Doe" (Zeljko Ivanek) when he is put under her care. As he mysteriously disappears and then reappears, "John Doe" telepathically sends his thoughts into the minds of doctors and patients at the hospital. The hospital turns into a nightmare situation as Gail tries to help "John Doe" and solve the problems he appears to be causing.
|Somebody Is Waiting 1996 R, 90 min.|
Director: Martin Donovan
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Nastassja Kinski, Johnny Whitworth, Shirley Knight, Rebecca Gayheart, Brian Donovan, John Pyper-Ferguson, Tyler Cole Malinger, Lynn Fine, Michael Malota, Gary Bairos, Paul Rusconi, Gary Mauro, Glen Mauro, Tom Mustin
When his mother dies, Leon (Johnny Whitworth) believes that he was responsible. His father, Roger (Gabriel Byrne), returns to the family home, and Leon unsuccessfully attempts to protect his brothers and sister from their abusive, alcoholic father (Gabriel Byrne). When Roger dies during an argument with Leon, Leon goes on the run but finally realizes how it important it is to show his love for his siblings.
|Stuart Saves His Family 1995 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Harold Ramis
Cast: Al Franken, Laura San Giacomo, Vincent D'Onofrio, Shirley Knight, Harris Yulin, Julia Sweeney, Lesley Boone, John Link Graney, Walter Olkewicz, Ted Raimi, Marjorie Lovett, Grant Hoover, Cory Milano, Michelle Horn, Harris Laskawy
The "Saturday Night Live" character Stuart (Al Franken) returns home to help his dysfunctional family get over the death of a relative.
|Sweet Bird of Youth 1962 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: Richard Brooks
Cast: Geraldine Page, Paul Newman, Ed Begley, Shirley Knight, Rip Torn, Mildred Dunnock, Corey Allen, Dub Taylor, Madeleine Sherwood, Philip Abbott, Barry Cahill, Barry Atwater, Charles Arnt, James B. Douglas
This is an excellent version of Tennessee Williams' hit play in which Geraldine Page and Paul Newman recreate their Broadway roles. The story is about has-been film star Alexandra Del Lago (Page) and her young lover Chance Wayne (Newman) who is looking for fame and fortune. They visit Chance's hometown where the corrupt politician Boss Finley (Ed Begley) rules. Finley's daughter Heavenly (Shirley Knight) wants to reunite with Chance, but Finley and his son (Rip Torn) will stop at nothing to prevent that from happening. Geraldine Page: "My checkout time in any hotel in the world is when I–is when I want to check out." Ed Begley received an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. Geraldine Page and Sandra Knight were nominated for Best Actress and Supporting Actress.
|1. 21 Hours at Munich (1976)|
2. Angel Eyes (2001)
3. As Good as It Gets (1997)
4. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
5. The Center of the World (2001)
6. The Couch (1962)
7. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
8. The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978)
9. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
10. Endless Love (1981)
11. Flight from Ashiya (1964)
12. Friendly Persuasion (1975)
aka: Except for Me and Thee
13. Grandma's Boy (2006)
14. The Group (1966)
15. Ice Palace (1960)
16. If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
17. Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
18. Juggernaut (1974)
19. Little Boy Blue (1997)
20. The Outsider (1967)
21. P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2003)
22. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
23. Petulia (1968)
24. The Rain People (1969)
25. The Salton Sea (2002)
26. The Sender (1982)
27. Somebody Is Waiting (1996)
28. Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
29. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
30. With Intent to Kill (1984)
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