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Celebrates the art of motion picture photography, and examines how and why movies look the way they do. With interviews of 110 leading cinematographers around the world, director and cinematographer Jon Fauer explores how his colleagues use technique and technology, art and lighting to tell stories
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When Harry needs a kidney transplant, he hits the road with Lloyd to find his possible illegitimate child who can donate a kidney.
A screenwriter pitches a slew of bizarre, crass film ideas to a baffled studio executive. The sketches include home schooling, a kidnapped leprechaun and the joys of blind dating.
Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns, newborns Moe, Larry and Curly grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Now, out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball
Rick and Fred are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn''t long before they discover that their expectations of the single life--and themselves--are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.
The only life they''ve known is war. The only loyalty they have is to each other. They are the Expendables: leader and mastermind Barney Ross, former SAS blade expert Lee Christmas, hand-to-hand combat specialist Yin Yang, long barrel weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitions expert Toll Road, and precision sniper Gunnar Jensen. Living life in the fringes of the law, these hardened mercenaries take on what appears to be a routine assignment: a covert, CIA-funded operation to infiltrate the South American country of Vilena and overthrow its ruthless dictator General Garza. But when their job is revealed to be a suicide mission, the men are faced with a deadly choice, one that might redeem their souls--or destroy their brotherhood forever.
Melanie is eagerly looking forward to taking her first big step towards independence when she plans a "girls only" road trip to check out prospective universities. However, when her imposing police-chief dad insists on escorting her instead, she soon finds her dream trip turning into a nightmare full of misfortune and turmoil. Dad wants to assure total security and safety for his precious daughter, while Melanie has a 17-year-old''s need to become a grown woman and have her own sense of independence. Now, even as dad and daughter bicker, banter and careen from one disaster to the next on their journey, they are about to discover that, sometimes, going that extra mile to be together can forge a family bond so strong it can withstand anything--even wild curves ahead.
For charismatic party guy Jack Fuller and buttoned-up commodities trader Joy McNally, a rowdy weekend coincidentally shared in Las Vegas should have ended up being little more than a random blur. That is, if these two vacationing New Yorkers didn't have a signed marriage license to shockingly remind them of the giant misstep they took while feeling no pain, Vegas-style. Not only did Jack and Joy tie the knot after tying one on, but later scored a mind-blowing three million bucks in a slot machine bonanza. Well, Jack won it with Joy's quarter. At the machine she'd already been playing. Or was it the other way around? And whose loot is it anyway? Therein lies the weird hand dealt this bickering duo who take their predicament back to Manhattan only to be sentenced by the intractable Judge Whopper to "six months hard marriage." Despite the hapless protests of Jack's best friend and legal counsel Steve "Hater" Hader, Whopper refuses to grant Jack and Joy an annulment, freezes the prize booty, and forces the irresponsible couple to prove they have done everything humanly possible to make their impromptu marriage work. Otherwise, the judge guarantees, the three million bucks will stay caught up in a legal battle so long and expensive no one but the lawyers will ever see a penny of it. Jack and Joy figure, "Fine, how hard can it be" and take the bait only to find themselves locked in a patience-testing, panties-twisting game of wild one-upmanship--may the best "pretend spouse" win. Can Jack and Joy survive their six months of "wedded bliss"--without killing each other first--and ultimately cash in for the big payoff? Or will the fiery sparks that ricochet between them actually ignite, turning a fake relationship into something astonishingly real?
The two remaining members of the popular soul band, The Real Deal, from the 1970's, Floyd Henderson, now a retired businessman, and ne'er-do-well, ex-convict, Louis Hinds, take a road trip to the Apollo Theater for a musical tribute to their recently deceased front man, Marcus Hook. As they travel c
After years of bachelorhood and ample pressure from his father, Doc, and best friend Mac, Eddie Cantrow starts to wonder if he is being too picky about the women he meets. So when a chance encounter with an alluring blonde named Lila leads to a sweet romance, Eddie impulsively proposes. But right after the wedding, as the newlyweds get to know each other on the drive down the California coast, Eddie begins to realize he''s made a terrible mistake. Soon after reaching their exotic Mexican hideaway, he falls for the down-to-earth Miranda, who has no clue he''s on his honeymoon. Now Eddie has to find a way to extricate himself from his days-old marriage without losing the girl of his dreams.
The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis, a college-educated African-American, can''t find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim converts an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston, a local janitor. But when city officials mark the new Philadelphia Department of Recreation for demolition, Jim fights back--by starting the city''s first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers--all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach.
High school senior Bartleby "B" Gaines is on his way to scoring eight out of eight rejection letters from colleges--which isn't going to go over big with Mom and Dad. At least he's not alone in the exclusion. Several of his crew of outcast friends are in the same, college-less boat. So, how does a g
St. Nick is really a devil who was forced to keep his bad side in check after losing a wager with an angel. Now, both the bet and Santa's good cheer are over.
High-school teacher Ben Wrightman is a good catch. He's charming, funny and great with kids. When he meets Lindsey Meeks, an ambitious business consultant whose spirit is as luminous as her beauty, their attraction is immediate. Sure, they have their differences. She's a workaholic; he loves his sum
An unexplained plague has decimated the world's population--and yet, the dead aren't dying. They've become zombies, stalking endlessly in a quest to feed on the flesh and blood of the few remaining living. A ragtag group of desperate survivors in a Wisconsin town seek refuge in a large indoor mall,
Evan Treborn has lost track of time. From an early age, crucial moments of his life have disappeared into a black hole of forgetting, his boyhood marred by a series of terrifying events he can't remember. What remains is the ghost of memory and the broken lives around him--the lives of his childhood
Speed--it''s easy to get and it''s as close as the nearest set of high-performance wheels. Brian O''Connor, now a disgraced cop, fell victim to it--and now he''s paying the price. As far as his bosses and the FBI brass are concerned, the hothead undercover officer threw one of their largest investigations ever. After losing his badge and any chance of redemption along with it, O''Connor is given one last chance when the feds in Miami need his help to collar Carter Verone, a flashy businessman whose using his import/export business as a cover for an international money laundering cartel. Cutoms has had Verone under intense surveillance for over a year with nothing more to show for it than the kingpin''s link to illegal street racing. With their backs against the wall and time running out, officials put out a call for O''Connor to do what he does best--talk the talk and push the metal. But the rule-breaking loner has his own demands before taking on the job. He insists on recruiting his childhood friend and ex-con Roman Pearce as his partner. The Feds and Agent Markham offer Pearce, an accomplished criminal with an aptitude for barrier-shattering speed, a deal--work with O''Connor and his impressive rap sheet will disappear. Now, it''s last chance for both, ex-con and ex-cop, and their ticket out of disgrace is bringing down Verone. But the lines become blurred once again for O''Connor with the appearance of undercover agent Monica Fuentes, the key to entering Verone''s world who may herself be in bed with the shady entrepreneur.
Washington, D.C. homicide detective Alex Cross is through playing mind games with criminals--that is until a methodical predator, Gary Soneji kidnaps the young daughter of a United States senator from an elite school and lures Cross into the case. Soneji''s not out for ransom, he wants something much bigger--a place in the history books. His every move is planned with the precision of a spider spinning his web, and Cross and secret service agent Jezzie Flannigan are in a race against time to stop him.
A Hong Kong trip turns into a working vacation when two detectives stumble on a counterfeiting ring.
Nick Falzone is a control freak. An air traffic control freak. He 'pushes tin' at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace ab
After being infected during by an alien during a mission to Mars, an astronaut returns to Earth and seeks out his mate--the beautiful but deadly Sil. Astronaut Ross discovers that each time he has sex, the woman is impregated with an alien that kills her in childbirth. Sil wants to mate with Ross to produce a more perfect alien offspring, and the assassin hired to dispatch the aliens hopes that she will lead him to Ross and his violent offspring.
When Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Enterprise gets word that Lt. Commander Data has run amok and taken a cultural survey team hostage, his first concern is to save Data--who will have to be destroyed if he cannot be repaired. But when Picard investigates, he finds something strange about the Ba''ku, the race the survey team was observing. The Enterprise command team also discovers that there is more to the supposed cultural survey than they had been told. Soon, Captain Picard is forced to choose between disobeying a direct order and violating the Prime Directive of the Federation.
A band of fearless fighters have defeated the evil warlords from Outworld in the life-or-death tournament called Mortal Kombat, saving Earth from destruction for another generation. But just as they rejoice in their victory, the passage to Outworld is ripped open by the Emperor called Shao-Kahn who declares that he is coming in person with his extermination squads to conquer and eliminate anything that stands in his way. The warriors have to depend on their own courage and initiative to stop the destructive onslaught.
While on routine patrol, Captain Jean-Luc Picard gets word from Starfleet Headquarters that the Borg, an insidious race of half-machine, half-organic aliens, have entered Federation Space and are on a direct course for Earth. Violating direct orders to remain uninvolved, Picard leads the newly commi
Ghost. Gone. Audi. Fled. However you say it, the goal's the same: to get someplace other than where you are. And fast. Piper and Dodge recognize this. Whether their escape was planned or not, during the next 72 hours these convicts will put some serious moves in motion. On foot, by truck, car, motor
Lenny Nero sells dreams and hustles nightmares, dealing in real-life experiences through a new technology that makes every sensation immediate. But on the eve of the new millennium, Lenny and his street-savvy friend and conscience, Mace, are suddenly caught in a deadly fantasy of conspiracy, murder
A foster child believes that his luck will change if his beloved California Angels can win the pennant. Meanwhile, the last-place team''s manager is trying to turn the club around and save his job. He gets help from an angel named Al who miraculously leads the club to the playoffs.
A down on his luck private eye is hired to track down $20 million in missing drug money.
A traveling evangelist con-man faces a crisis when he must perform a miracle for a handicapped boy.
LA private eye Mike Church thinks he has seen it all until he takes on the case of Grace, a mystery woman suffering from amnesia and flashbacks to a murder than happened in the 40s. Church brings in a hypnotist and finds himself immersed in two cases separated by decades that may have a supernatural
Upon his release from prison, Reggie Hammond is coerced by Jack Cates into helping him track down an elusive, and deadly, drug lord.
A man awakens from a seven year coma and seeks revenge on the men who left him for dead and murdered his family.
A cop is on the trail of a gangster who has undergone plastic surgery.
A tough, disciplined Russian policeman teams up with an unpredictable, wise-cracking Chicago detective to track down the most wanted Russian criminal.
A tough-as-nails Detroit cop keeps after a murderous auto executive in the bullet-filled thriller "Action Jackson" (1988). When a vicious auto magnate decides the best way to eliminate the competition is to actually eliminate the competition, off-the-rails lawman Jericho ''Action'' Jackson is there to take him down. Starring Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Sharon Stone and Vanity.
A television movie about an innocent children's game that turns into a life-threatening nightmare. Two children play a "Peeping Tom" game, spying on their adult neighbors' personal lives. When a woman is murdered, one of the children sees something that makes him suspect that his father is the mur
Jack Benteen and Cash Bailey were childhood friends. Now Jack is a Texas Ranger and Cash is a ruthless drug lord who works out of Mexico. The two face off on opposite sides of the border, Jack determined to clean up the drug traffic, and Cash equally determined to preserve his lucrative business.
To his chagrin, by-the-book Los Angeles policeman Joe Friday has been assigned a flippant, street-wise new partner, Pep Streebeck. They are investigating a series of murders, which leads them to the religious cult P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy). Infiltrating the group, they rescue Connie Swain, and she and Friday fall in love. When Connie identifies respected community leader and the police commissioner''s friend Reverend Jonathan Whirley as the head of the cult, Friday attempts to publicly arrest the man and is suspended. Connie is kidnapped in retaliation and when Friday is reinstated, he and Streebeck lead the raid on the P.A.G.A.N. headquarters and Friday''s heroics save Connie and bring Whirley to justice.
Andy Griffith's greatly-admired portrayal of a man whose alcoholism has a devastating effect not only on his professional life but on his family as well was the driving force behind this drama by Joyce Rebeta-Burditt, herself a recovered alcoholic whose novel "The Cracker Factory" had become a TV mo
A contemporary drama based on American anthropologist Liza Dalby's experiences as a foreigner living in the world of the Japanese geisha in Kyoto for her graduate paper at Stanford University. It was published in 1983 under the title, "Geisha," which was also the original title of the film, produced
Terry (Whoopi Goldberg) works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.
A retired special agent is forced out of retirement when his daughter is kidnapped by a band of thugs intent on revenge.
When a wealthy publishing magnate is accused of murdering his heiress wife, a high powered attorney is called in to defend him. She succeeds and the two fall in love. Then she grows suspicious that she helped acquit a guilty man.
A pair of nerdy high-schoolers, outcasts to everyone, take to their computer and magically bring to life a stunningly beautiful woman whose devotion to them--and not to mention her special powers--make them the most desired kids on the block.
Eight young dancers travel from Ohio to New York City to compete in a talent contest. However, upon their arrival, they find that they have a long wait before their part in the competition will begin. On their own in the big city, the young people learn about a kind of life that they have never know
A singer-songwriter sets out to break his record company contract.
Two space pirates are dragooned into helping a princess find her father.
As a once-popular TV clown now doing store openings, a hero only to his young son (played by real-life son David), Dom DeLuise is caught in a gangland execution while on a fill-in club date and his partner, Jack Gilford, is shot. His identification of the shooter (Henry Silva) differs from that of o
Struggling artist Lynda Carter is talked into being a volunteer to answer phones part-time at Granville Van Dusen's crisis center only to find herself being stalked by a psychotic caller.
Evil spirits abduct a suburban family''''s daughter causing chaos and havoc.
Ann Jillian's portrait of legendary actress Mae West in this customarily white-washed TV biography, covering her flamboyant career through her triumphant Broadway return in "Diamond Lil" in 1948, won her an Emmy Award nomination. James Brolin plays Mae West's long-time lover and manager, Jim Timony,
Growing up confounds a group of California teens.
Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about the crime, Tony pursues him, and i
As TV's answer to "Diner," this film follows the exploits of three teenage buddies sharing the good times back at Rockaway Beach, New York, during the summer of 1955. Steeped in nostalgia and cast with relatively fresh TV faces, the movie--a pilot to a prospective series--won Emmy Award nominations
The rags-to-riches tale of country music queen, Tammy Wynette, from her impoverished childhood to country's First Lady and her two rocky marriages to fellow superstar George Jones, who had been her childhood idol. TV's answer to "Coal Miner's Daughter," the Oscar-winning film about Loretta Lynn, "St
Criminology professor William Conrad uses scientific methods, advanced computer technology, his expertise in chess, and the leg work of several of his students to track down a crazed killer in San Francisco. Pilot to another series which Conrad (as executive producer as well as star) hoped would put
When the United States learns that the Titanic contains radioactive cargo that would be valuable in the manufacture of weapons, a group of experts is sent down to raise the sunken ship. While the team is working on the case, the Soviet Union hears about their efforts, and decides to send a group of
A dramatic retelling of the 1911 tragedy in which 146 workers died in New York's garment district and ultimately laid the groundwork for the establishment of the ILGWU. The real-life catastrophe took a mere eleven minutes; the movie, with its soap opera plots and assorted inaccuracies (like several
Working-class teens compete with a college cycling team.
A truck-stop waitress, determined to make a better life for her young children after being abandoned by her husband, leaves hash-slinging behind her to embark on new career as a trucker in the rig her late father used to drive.
A poignant true story of a couple who discover that their son is a autistic but refuse to believe gloomy medical prognoses and devise their own ways of treating him. Remarkable performances were gotten from the two youngsters who played the boy, three-year-old twin great-grandsons of veteran directo
A widowed father struggles to hold together his family of three teenagers, one of whom is mentally retarded and enrolled in a state school for "special" children where he finds self-fulfillment in his love of sports, emulating his older, athletic brother.
A silent killer stalks New Orleans and threatens the Super Bowl football game, putting a roster fill of familiar TV faces in jeopardy in this mini-version of "Two Minute Warning."
A fiery comet is hurtling toward Phoenix, Arizona, and an astronomer''s desperate warnings fall on deaf ears among city officials in this lengthy disaster tale highlighted by some striking special effects and miniature work. Publicity releases for this movie insisted that a record (for a TV film) 5,700 extras were used in the exodus sequences and that the miniature work was the most extensive ever created for television. Emmy Award nominations went to this film for Special Effects and Sound Editing.
A dramatic re-creation of the four-day span preceding and following the assassination of John Kennedy in November 1963, drawn from authenticated events and eye-witness accounts.
An ex-comedian fights to keep a failing nightclub alive as a showcase for aspiring young comics.
Terrorists plot a bizarre kidnapping, breaking into an operating room where a billionaire is undergoing heart surgery and holding him for a ten million dollar ransom.
Professional troubleshooters are called to a skyscraper where a private plane has crashed and is lodged in the side of the building on the twentieth floor.
Anthony Falcon is a billionaire. After he dies, he leaves his entire estate to his Italian nephew, Guido Falcone, a mechanic who wishes to be a cowboy. To get his inheritance, he has to go to California and within a specified time or the estate will fall under the control of the executor, John Cutler, who wishes that to happen. And it might just happen, cause Guido doesn't like to fly, so by the time he gets to America, he will just have enough time to get there. But running into some undesirable individuals, he loses all of his money and has to find a way to get there. Cutler has also sent Rosie Jones to try to get Guido to sign a paper, wherein he relinquishes all claims to the estate but she instead falls for him.
A study in the occult with more than a passing similarity to Brian de Palma's "Carrie" (1977). An overweight teenager, taunted by schoolmates and unloved at home, turns her supernatural powers on her tormentors.
Jack London's classic tale of two men, a trapper and a prospector, who, with the aid of a magnificent dog, battle the frozen Klondike in an effort to reach gold country. Clark Gable had starred in William Wellman's 1935 version, and Charlton Heston headed a multi-national cast in the 1974 remake. Ja
A light-hearted tale of derring-do as six former circus performers engage in a caper to carry off a priceless artifact from a Washington, D.C. embassy in broad daylight. This was an unsuccessful series pilot.
Three young people search for a priceless medallion in their quest for evidence of ancient visitors to earth.
Veteran producer Ross Hunter came to television with this drama (a pilot for a prospective series) about a glamorous newspaper reporter who is assigned to investigate the assassination of a political figure.
A respectable family man suffers from a compulsion to make obscene telephone calls.
A vivid re-creation of the Texas Tower massacre of August 4, 1966, during which disturbed student Charles Whitman holed up with a gun in the tower of the University of Texas and began firing on people below, killing thirteen and wounding thirty-four.
In television's carbon of "The Towering Inferno," seven people are trapped in a skyscraper penthouse during an office party, and nobody knows they are there.
A doctor specializing in bats, and his new wife interrupt their honeymoon to go spelunking in Carlsbad Cavern. There he is bitten by a fruit bat and inexplicably undergoes a transformation into a vampire bat. He ultimately escapes, however, escaping back to the caves. His wife, infected by her husband, kills the local constabulary and goes to join him.
A comedy about a mild-mannered man who cries "Rape!" and can't convince anybody he was seduced and abandoned on a lonely highway by a gorgeous woman with a Cadillac and a gun.
In this film hurricane hunters Hagman and Milner are in a desperate race to avoid disaster as a violent storm threatens to devastate a Gulf Coast town.
A claustrophobic armed robber, fleeing from his latest job, finds himself trapped with a group of people between floors in a high-rise building.
A free-spirited woman agrees to be a surrogate mother for a wealthy California couple. The original arrangement begins to unravel, however, when emotional feelings on the part of the surrogate mother emerge.
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Following his fateful Halloween night murder rampage in the quiet town of Haddonfield, Illinois, Michael Myers begins 17 years of incarceration at the Smith's Grove Sanitarium maximum-security mental facility where he is treated by noted child behaviorist Dr. Samuel Loomis--the only person who can t
Los Angeles, 2018. After being wrongly imprisoned for a series of murders, a cop is released from a cryogenic jail in order to join the hunt for the real killer.
A cartoon artist falls into the world of two-dimensional characters that he created.
Elvira the vampiress travels to a New England town to take over a mansion she has inherited.
Film Production - Main (special)
A nostalgic look at the history of aliens in motion pictures.
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