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Assistant Direction (feature film)
Using his love for comics as inspiration, teenager Dave Lizewski decides to reinvent himself as a superhero despite a complete lack of special powers. Dave dons a costume, dubs himself Kick-Ass and gets to work fighting crime. He joins forces with the father and daughter vigilante team of Big Daddy and Hit Girl. Then, he befriends another fledgling crime-fighter called Red Mist but a scheming mobster soon puts their alliance to the test.
When we first meet Robert "Fish" Fishman, he and his bandmates from Vesuvius are in full '80s glory--knocking out headbanging songs and sporting big hair, scarves, and impossibly tight leather pants. Just as Vesuvius is about to break big, Fish is tossed out of the band. Flash-forward twenty years:
After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store holdup, the Mercer brothers - hotheaded Bobby, hard-edged Angel, family man and businessman Jeremiah, and hard rocking Jack - reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down the killer, they quickly realize that their old ways of doing business have new consequences.
In 1988, fours years after the death of her troubled son Peter in a hit-and-run accident, Beverly Lowry is still in a state of mourning compounded by feelings that she failed as a mother. When Beverly reads an article about death-row convict Karla Faye Tucker, she is intrigued by the contrast betwee
For Luke McNamara, an invitation to join the prestigious secret college organization, The Skulls, is a dream come true. Unlike many of his New Haven classmates, Luke gained admission to the Ivy covered halls through hard work and the crushing burden of student loans. His growing affection for his cl
The rise and fall of Abbie Hoffman -- activist, radical, fugitive, lover. With the love of his life, Anita, by his side, Abbie outraged the establishment and seduced his passive generation into action. In 1968, Abbie, Anita, and a small circle of friends founded Yippie! -- a band of revolutionaries
After a local church worker Daniel Driver meets Ellie Nesler and quickly earns her trust, the usually protective Ellie thinks nothing of sending her son Brandon to a summer camp where Driver is working as a counselor. But Brandon soon learns Driver's true intentions, and a long cycle of sexual abuse
Tucker, a con man recently released from prison, disguises himself as Ms. Bascombe, the headmistress of an all-girl's school, in order to escape hoodlums who are after him to collect a debt. The assistant headmistress, known by the students as Dirty Harriet, attempts to unseat Ms. Bascombe, so she c
In a prematurely bitter autumn, 1981, New York City is ignited as EMS workers gurney out from a modest Harlem convent a young nun who's been violated, mutilated and beaten into a coma. The infamy of the crime attracts the media and forces the hand of the Police Department's downtown brass. A hastily
In rural Florida, the Wilson and Martin families overcome racial prejudice to support and nurture one another when times are tough.
Bobby Earl is the pride of his working-class family when he is the first to go to college. He is recruited into a popular fraternity where Tom, a charming classmate, befriends him. Tom falls for a wealthy older woman, Chelsea, who finds jobs for both boys at her business. After graduation Tom and Ch
Adaptation of Julie Garwood's novel "For the Roses." In 1866 New York, a gang of orphaned street kids "adopts" an hours-old abandoned girl, whom they name Mary Rose. The "family" leaves New York to start a new life in the American West, where they eventually establish a thriving Montana cattle ranch
A retired Scotland Yard detective must find the evidence to save an ex-convict from re-imprisonment when he is accused of killing a highly-regarded New York City Police Officer. Meanwhile, his daughter and her fiancee, a New York City police detective, try to plan their wedding around this case of m
Professor Jack Lambert who lives a peaceful, quiet life is stunned when the media proclaims that his kindly old next door neighbor Max Mueller is really SS Colonel Karl Luger, a notorious Nazi war criminal nicknamed the Beast of Berkau. Naturally, Mueller and his dutiful daughter Inga insist it's a
Homicide detectives try to find the link between three victims -- a Broadway dancer, a jeweler and a drug dealer -- who were all killed with the same gun.
Biopic of convicted mobster John Gotti. Based on the book "Gotti: Rise and Fall" as well as court transcripts, newspaper and magazine articles, and FBI surveillance tape transcripts. The movie follows the flamboyant Gotti's rise to power, his seemingly invincible success in avoiding convictions in a
A retired Scotland Yard detective travels to New York City to visit his daughter but soon finds himself embroiled in a case of serial killings that involve the IRA and police corruption.
After serving over 12 years in prison for a $3 million robbery, a woman is determined to find the mastermind behind the robbery as well as the money that has been missing all these years.
In this contemporary version of Mark Twain's classic tale of a beggar who changes places with a prince, a working-class pizza boy swaps lives with a rock star.
A wager between two novelists about committing the perfect crime becomes real when a murder occurs under the circumstances they had plotted in jest and either one of them might be the killer.
A female detective protects a murder witness from the mob.
A mildly retarded man falls in love with a twice-divorced woman and must fight his family and the court system for the right to marry her. Based on a true story.
An ex-jewel thief hired to guard a 915-carat diamond sets up an elaborate hoax to sting the cop who put him behind bars.
Set in 1969, the story of a recently widowed Jewish woman from Queens, New York, and her relationship with her family and the Italian man who has loved her from afar for many years.
Mystery set in the New York City art world, about an expert art restorer who, after her husband''s death, discovers she has been deceived for many years.
The story of the intertwining lives of three married couples in New York City as they confront various professional and personal crises.
A young man tries to make good on his promise to find a friend for his developmentally disabled sister.
In a case of mistaken identity, a high school student from Detroit becomes involved in European espionage, romance and adventure.
A New York demolition entrepreneur leaves his children and their friends a house of their own that he is prevented from leveling.
A courageous 10-year-old boy escapes his kidnappers of six-and-a-half years -- a psychopathic woman and her husband accomplice -- in a desperate attempt to find his real mother and uncover his past.
A television movie sequel in which Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner reprise the roles of the Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man. This time they are at the World Unity games taking place in Toronto, where Americans and the Russians are competing. A diplomatic crisis arises after a bionic infilt
A remake of the 1948 feature film "Sorry, Wrong Number." A bedridden millionaire socialite with a heart condition overhears a telephone conversation between two killers plotting a murder. She learns that her husband is leading a double life as a drug dealer and that she is the intended victim of the
Three friends try to make it as singers in Atlantic City.
A recently divorced woman faces problems when her attention becomes divided between her young daughter and a new man in her life.
The inventor of Number 5, Ben Jahrvi, now trying to earn a living making toy robots, has Number 5 as his one-man assembly line. Number 5, however, has a hard time resisting the temptation to have "more input" out on the street.
Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dream" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago, Babysitter and kids leave their safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city. What then transpires is an evening of one hair-raising adventure after another.
Barbara Cutter (Amy Madigan) is the wife of a Marine helicopter squadron leader who discovers that two newly delivered whirlybirds have crashed because a C-ring has been made of a weaker, less expensive alloy. Before he can take action, he is assassinated in his own home. Barbara, who has been working on a metal sculpture in the garage, defends herself with a blow torch.
A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.
A wife and mother is cheerless during the Christmas season, but her young daughter, with the help of a guardian angel, gives her back the holiday spirit.
In 2136, Wolff answers a distress signal from Terra Eleven and agrees to rescue three beautiful maidens from a plague-ridden planet. When the women are kidnapped by henchmen of Overdog, the wicked half-man/half-machine who rules the planet, Wolff takes off in hot pursuit. As he challenges assorted
A new teacher arrives in a city high school run by a punk rock posse.
In Toronto, Canada, a troubled police detective investigates fixed betting and corruption in the world of heavyweight boxing. He uncovers a plot by a crime boss to use computerised data to rig fights. Everything is resolved during an explosive finale, set during a world heavyweight championship bout.
Edward Asner is a happily married family man and owner of a parking garage in Manhattan, who drifts into a romance with one of his customers, attractive Meredith Baxter, who has been having troubles with her lover.
George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Maureen Stapleton, Hollis McLaren, John Cunningham, Paul Sorvino. After the phenomenal success of their first screen pairing A TOUCH OF CLASS, Glenda Jackson and George Segal were re-teamed in this romantic comedy about a widowed college professor and a divorced Englishwoman who come together (in a ski accident) at a winter resort
A group of people find themselves as slaves in what looks like a Wild West town, but with no memory of who they are or how they got there. In this town, people advance through killing others. One of the people decides to go for the top position.
In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft and their special variation of sex. In the beginning, the Eskimos accept it but slowly the cultural tension starts growing.
A law student discovers that his girlfriend is the daughter of his toughest professor.
Location Manager (feature film)
Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by Omus, a brilliant but mad mechanic who places no value on human life. Omus wants to come to the Moon to rule and intends to attack it by ramming robot-controlled spaceships into the domes. Dr. John Caball, his son Jason, Jason's friend, Kim, and a robot named Sparks embark on Caball's space battlecruiser on an unauthorized mission to Delta Three to stop Omus.
A psychoanalyst tries to help a young man who blinded a stable full of horses.
Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)
Miniseries about a father's fight for justice when his daughter, Holly Maddux, is murdered by her boyfriend, Ira Einhorn, a famous activist and founder of Earth Day, in 1977. Prior to his trial (he claimed that the CIA had framed him), Einhorn fled the country in 1981 after posting bail. A Pennsylva
A seven-part miniseries set ten years after a hypothetical Soviet takeover of the United States. The story relates how the release of a political dissident from prison triggers strong reactions from his estranged family, his childhood friend (now a rising figure in the new regime), the leaders of th
Assistant Direction (TV Mini-Series)
A two-part, five-hour miniseries based on the true story of the 1979 "Main Line" murder case which involved the murder of a teacher and the disappearance of her two children. The story also involves the seven-year investigation that led to the conviction of two of the teacher's colleagues. --BASELIN
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