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The true story of the intense love affair between James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, the simple servant girl who became his life-long lover and muse.
Set in 1950's England, this is the tale of Nigel, Earl of Marshwood, who returns home to his aristocratic English family with his fiancee, American movie star Miranda Frayle, much to the dismay of his mother, Countess Felicity.
A convict escapes a chain gang to stop his wife from remarrying.
It began as a purely sexual arrangement between anonymous strangers. Now, some time after it has ended, a woman and a man recall their unusual affair in separate interviews. She, single and unattached, placed an ad seeking a partner to join her in playing out a sexual fantasy she had long wanted to
Y is an 18-year-old high school student intent on losing her virginity before graduation. J is a reputable married sculptor who Y calls one day behind the back of her best friend Woori, who is too shy to act on her crush on J. With their clandestine first meeting, where Y is willing to be deflowered
In a small Mississippi town, Cookie Orcutt discreetly kills herself in order to join her late husband. But her uptight daughter can't stand the idea of a suicide in the family, and rearranges the evidence to seem like murder. The investigation of the alleged murder reveals hidden secrets about the p
The year is 1999 and Austin Powers is honeymooning with the smashing Vanessa Kensington when he receives an explosive surprise that returns him to swinging single status. To make matters worse, Dr. Evil has returned to earth from the frozen recesses of space and is hatching a new diabolical scheme to annihilate the world. It seems Dr. Evil uses a newly developed time machine to travel back to 1969, where he steals Austin Powers'' mojo, rendering Austin... powerless? Luckily British Intelligence has developed a unique time machine of their own--a psychedelic Volkswagon Beetle. In the biggest Austin Powers adventure yet, the International Man of Mystery must travel back to the Swinging Sixties, track down his mojo and thwart Dr. Evil''s plot to destroy the world. Of course, along the way, Austin meets his match in CIA operative Felicity Shagwell, a fab chick, a hot spy and a fantastic motivation for restoring his libido.
Set in the near-future, a tale which depicts a society in which game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games. Ted Pikul, a security guard, saves the life of a female reality game designer and is pulled into a virtual reality world. Allegra Geller, th
Five urbanites examine the ways in which seemingly unconnected lives run parallel to each other and eventually intersect. Each key character has lost touch with one of their primary senses: teenage Rachel searches for her identity after losing the small child that was under her care; Rachel's mother
The story of three friends bound by a pact which, after twenty years, is beginning to unravel. After devising a fool-proof horse-racing scam, Vinnie invited his girlfriend Rosie to share in the take, but things went awry when Rosie and Vinnie's best friend Carter ran off with the money. Twenty years
15-year-old Elin lives in a boring Swedish town - 'fucking Amal' - and is looking for some excitement. Everyone expects her to find a boyfriend and be settled while still a teenager. Agnes is in love with Elin and though Elin first mocks her devotion, soon the two become an item. But Elin's big sist
Based on true events, two boys are sent, with much hardship and danger, to a monastery in exile in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas. As they receive their ordination and orientation into a monastic life, a whirlwind of events not usually associated with the austere atmosphere of the monast
Espen Arnakke is an aspiring writer who is writing a novel about his life as a teenager in the small Danish village of Jante. Feeling creatively stifled in the tiny town, he joins a ship headed to Newfoundland and instantly befriends the burly seaman, John Wakefield. The terrible conditions on boar
Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their daughters Judy and Penny, and son Will are selected to be the first family to colonize outer space. Piloted by Major Don West, the Jupiter 2 takes off to Alpha Prime, the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. En route, their spacecraft is sabotaged by arch villain Dr. Zachary Smith, who is intent on foiling their plan. When the Jupiter 2 strays dangerously off course, the Robinson family must band together and use their unique skills to complete their mission for face certain death while they remain "lost in space."
A cop tries to help an amnesiac fugitive, suspected of being a serial killer, to discover the truth about his past. He finds that his memories and his reality as he knows it are, in fact, artificial creations controlled by a fiendish underworld of ominous beings knows as The Strangers.
The story of a semi-human African-American superhero who battles evil, bloodsucking vampires. Blade is half vampire but has devoted his life to killing vampires, with the help of Whistler, a human vampire hunter. His nemesis is Frost, a vampire who aims to take over the world, enslaving humanity. With the help of haemotologist Karen, Blade battles Frost and the evil Blood God.
An ordinary housewife in 1970s Belfast takes on both the IRA and the British Army in order to put an end to the city's violence. Bernadette decides enough is enough when a friend is killed in front of her young son's eyes. She speaks out in public, but the Protestant press turn her words into an ant
A man with a miserable love life travels from wedding to wedding singing romantic songs to happy newlyweds while dreaming of hitting it big as a rock star.
Margaret is a single mother in her early thirties, who becomes involved with Jim, a man ten years her junior. He moves in and soon Margaret is competing for his attention with her 13 year old daughter Lisa. Provoked by Margaret's jealousy, Jim sleeps with Lisa and feels immediately guilty. Soon, Lis
The story of the relationship between a country doctor and a woman who works in his hepatitis clinic, set in a seaside town at the end of World War II. As hepatitis ravages Japan, the courageous doctor is nonetheless at the fringes of a very militaristic society. He, his friends, and the prostitute
The story unfolds through the eyes of Danny Vinyard, who idolizes his older brother Derek. Seeking retribution for his father's murder and burning a way to vent his rage, Derek finds himself transformed by a philosophy of hate as he turns into a charismatic leader of a local white power movement. De
Bill is an unemployed writer who has lately taken to following strangers at random on the street. One day, Cobb, a man Bill has been following, catches him in the act. Cobb reveals he has a transgressive daily routine of his own: he is a burgler. He invites Bill to join him. Soon Bill is spending hi
A film about New York state of mind which chronicles the life of Judith Nelson, a woman who has lived the life of a wealthy, Fifth Avenue doctor''s wife. But after her husband abandons her for a younger woman, Judith is left to reconcile the silence of her plush Co-op--a silence filled with memories and frustrations. When her isolation is interrupted by a chance, fleeting romantic encounter, Judith sees the world through new eyes. Refreshed with the possibilities of a new life, she befriends her building elevator operator, Pat--a familiar yet nameless face--and she discovers he, too, has a life filled with loss and dreams beyond this invisible daily job. Together, they confide in and console each other.
Grga Pitic and Zarije are old gypsies, both in their eighties, with a lifetime of schemes behind them. Zarije's son Matko gets Grga to subsidise a heist he has planned. However, the heist goes wrong, and his partner Zare demands that in compensation Matko's son Zare must marry Dadan's sister Afrodit
A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss to make a legitimate living.
The funny and poignant story of two outcast thirteen year old boys, one a slow giant and the other a tiny genius, who are ostracized as freaks by the other kids in town but emerge triumphant thanks to their powerful and unique friendship.
Jean is the patriarch of a suburban French family, complete with wife in therapy, law student son and television-loving daughter. When he brings home a rat, the family undergoes huge upheavals. Sophie throws herself out of a window, is confined to a wheelchair and thus finds her sex life transformed
With the flip of her hair and a twirl of her skirt, Darlene "Woo" Bates is more than just a drop-dead beauty with a notorious knack for turning men into mush. She''s one woman who''s not afraid to take what she wants. Dare to hang on to her skirt tails, and you''ve entered Woo''s world. Following a tip from her psychic friend, Woo is out to meet the man of her dreams, and nothing will stand in her way. This hilarious, character-driven comedy is about the sparks that fly when Woo is set up on a blind date with Tim Jackson, a shy, straight-laced law clerk who is Woo''s polar opposite. In a wildly unpredictable night to remember, this mismatched couple cuts a path of destruction and chaos through Manhattan, wreaking havoc wherever they go. Over the course of events, it looks as if Tim will either fall for Woo or fall apart. But as night turns to drawn, he discovers she has added something that was missing in his life, and they both realize that opposites truly do attract.
Laura Cadieux is one of a group of working-class Quebec women who go to the doctor's every week for diet injections. All large sized and of a certain age, their meetings are as much a social space as a medical one, and the drugs don't really do anything. But the women tell jokes, dance to old songs
As the FBI scrambles to save the life of the kidnapped daughter of the Chinese Consul, the diplomat hires trusted Hong Kong police detective Lee to find the girl. Unwilling to have their investigation invaded by a meddling outsider, the FBI assigns a rogue LAPD detective to keep Detective Lee away from the case at any cost. Carter, the detective, covertly embarks on a one-man crusade to solve the case, having first distracted Lee. Within hours, Carter realises he has greatly underestimated his Hong Kong counterpart, who has seen through his ruse, given Carter the slip, and landed in the middle of the FBI''s investigation. Both excluded by the FBI, these two cops from very different worlds must join forces to save the young girl.
Intending to spend his 30th birthday alone with a carton of Chinese take-out, lovelorn Leo is instead greeted by a surprise party which prompts him to re-think a former romantic liaison he shared with a man from his New Age group and to question the blurry distinctions between sexual identities when
Shandurai is an African woman who has come to Europe, and is now the housekeeper for shy Englishman Jason Kinsky. The two of them live in his palatial villa outside of Rome, he composing music on his piano, she studying medicine in her spare time. Jason falls in love with Shandurai, but she rejects
Two childhood friends, Tommy Brown and Sincere, climb the rungs of organized crime. To many in his neighborhood, 17-year-old Tommy is the Ghetto president--a womanizing charismatic thug consumed by wealth and power. In stark contrast to Tommy, Sincere is a refined intellectual who, between scores, o
Minnesota college freshman Wyatt is frustrated that his long-time girlfriend, Kimberly, won't "go all the way" with him. Assuming that she is cheating on him, Wyatt gets drunk at a local strip bar, meets a fellow student/exotic dancer named Ivy, and decides to write her a vicious break-up letter and
In Japan during the Osaka Expo of 1970, a Canadian actress's life is turned upside down by political upheaval and a series of emotional traumas and absurdities during a 24-hour period. While she stars in a shoddy production of a farcical Feydeau play in which her character mixes with pseudo-cultural
Violence explodes when an anti-social, self-consumed ex-convict/ex-butcher who's been separated from his only true love--his mentally-deficient daughter--attempts to rebuild his life and enter into society, to no avail. Driven to the edge of madness by his own disgust and annoyance with his petulant
Detective Nishi has just lost his infant daughter and is about to lose his wife to a fatal illness. He is advised by the doctors to take her home so she can die in peace. Nishi also finds out his partner Horibe has been seriously wounded and may be confined to a wheelchair. Nishi visits Horibe who s
Set in Scotland in 1917, near the end of World War I, the story follows the army psychiatrist William Rivers as he is assigned the task of treating eminent poet Siegfried Sassoon for shell shock. Sassoon has also published an article admonishing the leaders of the war movement from tranforming its g
Kuki is a veteran newspaper reporter who has been shuffled off to a book-development branch and finds escape in an illicit relationship with Rinko. Together they find the passion no longer present in their marriages
Eve is the youngest daughter of one of Louisiana's most sophisticated and prosperous families. Her father Louis, is the town's highly respected doctor, a man known for his ability to "fix" things--everything except his own family problems and philandering lifestlye. Her mother Roz is a stunning sout
A partially deaf New Jersery sheriff must investigate the NYPD officers he idolizes--potentially exposing the evil doings of some of New York''s finest.
This documentary about the making of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk 'Til Dawn" (USA/1996) follows producer Lawrence Bender and Paul Hellerman, the cast and crew from a hot set in Hollywood to an even hotter set in Barstow, California--with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees-
Sargeant James Dunn, a decorated Desert Storm commando, is convicted of killing a superior officer and is sentenced to die in a military prison. He is visited by Lt Colonel Grant Casey, leader of an covert assassination squad known as the "Black Sheep." Casey offers Dunn a chance to escape from prison if he agrees to help kill a reclusive industrialist who is selling deadly biotech secrets on the black market. The hit goes terribly wrong resulting in the death of the First Lady who was attending the dedication of a medical building with the industrialist. Dunn discovers he has been set up as the triggerman and must rely on his survival skills to elude the massive manhunt tracking him through the streets of LA. To clear his name, Dunn kidnaps Dr Victoria Constantini, an eyewitness with a video of the assassination attempt. Nevertheless, his greatest obstacle remains the $10 million bounty on his head.
A young man travels to a small town where he meets and falls in love with an eccentric loner. The two of them make a suicide pact but, when the woman goes through with her part of the deal and the man doesn''t, the townspeople try to persuade him to rethink his decision.
Peter Glahn is a former political prisoner who is returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, he meets the mysterious Juliana Kossel who vanishes after stealing his heart. Once he arrives, he goes to the family ostrich farm run by his sister A
As an actress who teaches aerobics at an LA health club, Bridgette initially resists the romantic overtures of Adam, the guy who runs the gym which is owned by his father. Her life seems to be going well when she decides to give in to Adam while also being cast in a David Mamet play. However, a form
Less than two weeks before election day, a scandal erupts that threatens to cripple the President''s bid for a second term. But before the incident can cause irreparable damage, a mysterious fixer is called to the White House. The ultimate spin doctor, Conrad Brean has the uncanny ability to manipulate politics, the press and most importantly--the American people. Anticipating the frenzied press corps, Brean deftly deflects attention from the President by creating a bigger and better story -- a war. With the help of Stanley Motts, a famed Hollywood producer and his irreverent entourage, Brean assembles an unlikely crisis team who orchestra a global conflict unlike any ever seen on CNN.
A child abuse survivor reveals a surprising genius for mathematics.
Based in the true saga of British TV journalist Michael Nicholson, story follows Michael Henderson and his news team to war-torn Sarajevo. It''s 1992 and the city has just seen its worst fighting as Bosnian Serbs try to derail the country''s new independence with artillery bombardment. While there, Henderson encounters Flynn, a US TV journalist more famous than the news he''s covering, and Annie, a freelance writer covering her first war. Henderson and company eventually come across an orphanage near the front lines and are so compelled by the scene that they choose to make it front page news. Henderson''s involvement is so deep that he makes plans to take one of the children, Emira, back to England, illegally, with the help of an American aid worker. However, he must eventually return to Sarajevo to face the consequences of his actions.
Jackie supplements her meager income as a stewardess by smuggling cash into the U.S. for gunrunner Ordell Robbie--until the day an ATF agent and an L.A. cop bust her at the airport. The cops pressure her to help them bring down Ordell, threatening prison if she refuses. With a sympathetic bailbondsman, who understands her restlessness only too well, Jackie arrives at a bold almost foolhardy plan to play off these opposing forces against each other. Matters are complicated by Ordell''s confederates, Louis Gara and Melanie Ralston who have agendas of their own. By appearing to cooperate with both sides, Jackie attempts to outfox them both and walk away with a half million dollar payday.
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.
A dark comedy following the rise and fall of Eddie Adams, a handsome, uneducated teenager who works in the kitchen of a popular San Fernando Valley nightclub. Back at home, Eddie has to face the oppressive company of a passive father and a domineering mother who keeps reminding him he's stupid and a
A married couple experiences the consequences of extramarital relations when a Los Angeles ad-executive has an affair with a married woman in New York, and then encounters her again a year later.
During a Romanian winter, a young Parisian named Stephane arrives in hopes of tracking down a famous folk singer. He becomes the surrogate son of an old drunk, Izidor, and becomes a curiosity to the villagers who name him the "crazy stranger." Speaking only a few words of Romanian, he communicates t
Three teenage boys from troubled homes form a bond that is broken when they're found by a cop killer who psychologically tortures them.
The story of the young wife of an ambitious bureaucrat who is accidentally kidnapped by an inept street gang. Confinement turns to liberation as her young captors offer her a taste of freedom and sexual awakening.
A portrait of the complex life of 18th century gadfly Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, most noted for his plays "Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro." Although a talented playwright, Beaumarchais's social activities were not confined to the stage, in fact he conspired with France's
Set tomorrow or the day after, in a world where sensation has replaced communication, "Crash" tells the story of James Ballard, a commercial director in the throes of a troubled relationship with his wife, Catherine. One day, Ballard is involved in a car accident that results in the other driver's d
A man dying from third-degree burns remembers a tragic wartime romance.
Howard W. Campbell Jr., an American writer living in pre-World War II Germany, is pressed into service by the U.S. government on a top secret assignment. His mission: to assume the role of a Nazi sympathizer. With his true purpose known by only a few, Campbell becomes a prominent spokesman for the Nazis'' anti-American and anti-semitic agenda, gaining celebrity in Germany and infamy in the States. Campbell''s nightmarish misadventures continue when, years after the war, he is suddenly recognized as the infamous Howard W. Campbell. All at once, he is persecuted by outraged Holocaust survivors, pursued by the U.S. authorities as a traitor, and embraced by neo-Nazis and white supremacists who feel nostalgia for the "good old days." Ultimately, Campbell is imprisoned in Israel and ordered to stand trial as a Nazi war criminal. During his incarceration, he struggles with own uncertainty as to whether he actually a hero, a villain, or both.
A tale of a two-bit theatrical farce touring the French provinces.
School is out for the summer and Claude and her best friend Ellen hang out as they have for years. Soon Ellen starts dating Mark, leaving Claude feeling left out and alone until a new neighbor, Luke, moves into her building. Claude forms an immediate bond with Luke, who seems to recognize her intens
A black comedy which revolves around the unlikely affair pairing a crooked bingo operator Leon Bellavance and a miserable, but ambitious housewife, Sophie Viau, both of whom are cheating on their respective mates.
Samantha Caine is a suburban school teacher suffering from amnesia. When Caine''s mysterious past begins to haunt her idyllic life, she sets out on a desperate search to discover her true identity. Aided by Mitch Henessey, a dead-beat private detective, the two follow a trail of clues into the middle of a conspiracy led by rogue elements of the U.S. intelligence community and a notorious international arms dealer. They slowly learn that Caine is much more than a PTA mom who cooks a mean lemon meringue pie. Repressed from her memory is her former life as Charly Baltimore, a highly trained secret agent involved in the government''s most unscrupulous affairs. Submerged in a murky underworld with no boundaries for survival and no one they can trust, Henessey must help Samantha rekindle her dangerous past. For without the full extent of her lethal skills, they will never be able to confront Timothy, a vindictive enemy who''s plotting one of the most heinous acts of urban terrorism ever devised.
Joseph and Rosealee have maintained a relationship of convenience since her husband''s death, but the onset of routine over the years has deprived them both of the passion they so eagerly crave. Joseph spends his days educating the local children about the world and all it has to offer, while at night he cares for his terminally ill mother. Rosealee also teaches at the local school and struggles to raise her teenage son alone. Despite her numerous declarations of her love and desire to marry him, Rosealee cannot get through to Joseph, who keeps his emotions locked up in an impenetrable facade. When he and Catherine, a radiant 17 year-old student, embark on a blistering affair, Joseph experiences a degree of passion and vitality he never thought possible. When Rosealee learns of Joseph''s clandestine romance, a great deal of soul searching is required for them to mend their relationship, and discover what they have found--the ability to live life to its fullest... and be carried away.
Shot almost entirely in nighttime, a noir thriller about a veteran cop-gone-bad.
Following the death of her adoptive parents, a successful young black optometrist establishes contact with her biological mother -- a lonely white factory worker living in poverty in East London. As the two warily forge a bond, they must learn to cope with the tensions and confusions of their extend
Lulu, a Vietnamese mail-order-bride, has been bought and sold, but she cannot be owned. Mysterious and exotic, she presents an immaculate facade as she works behind a cosmetics counter in a department store. But, behind her flawless make-up, she conceals a terrible past and a troubled present. Frust
Smart, funny, sickly and sometimes just plain unconscious, Mark Renton is a hero of our times. Set in an underbelly of Edinburgh the city fathers never dreamed of, this is the story of Mark and his so-called friends--a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. This tragi-comedy charts th
In 1952, a Bishop visiting a prison to hear inmates' confession, is taken hostage. One inmate, in particular, takes the Bishop back to a time, 40 years earlier, when the two men were friends and had shared homosexual feelings and first experiences in 1912. The Bishop, subsequently, is horrified to r
Set against a sumptuous world of 18th century Italian high art and music, the story deals with two brothers, Ricardo Broschi and his younger sibling, Carlo. To preserve his beautiful voice, the 7-year-old Carlo undergoes primitive surgery to become a "castrato," glorious male singers who retained th
An upscale New York couple decide to adopt a child. Years later, after he proves to be extremely intelligent, the adoptive father sets out to find the biological mother who, he believes, must be a genius. Instead, he finds a young woman who is a prostitute with a scarred past.
The trials and tribulations of several twentysomething Montreal dwellers, none of whom are coping well with life in the 90s.
It''s been six years since the lives of Freddy Gale and John Booth collided in a single act of destiny--a chance incident that sentenced Booth to prison, and turned Freddy''s life into a living hell driven by a single objective: revenge. Booth is set free and Freddy springs into action. As the clock ticks toward their imminent confrontation, Freddy sorts out his relationship with his ex-wife, who has traveled a different path to cope with her ruined marriage, while Booth, struggling to justify his own right to go on living, finds solace in the gentle spirit of a young painter.
A South African preacher sets out to find his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
An unsettled 27-year-old guy who likes hanging out with his buddies, and leading a laid back existence, crosses the Atlantic in order to try to convince his girlfriend to start a family--once he's learned of her pregnancy and, subsequently, her desire to have an abortion.
In every person's life comes a moment when, for the first and last time ever, everything seems clear. When all the wanting, dreaming and desiring that go along with being young suddenly seem to have a purpose--a purpose that gets harder and harder to remember as you grow older. For 12-year-old Genna
Dr. Sarah Taylor is criminal psychologist with a brilliant incisive mind. She is capable of dissecting the fabrications of accused serial killer Max Cheski, who is attempting to avoid a murder trial through an insanity plea. While shopping for groceries, Sarah meets a stranger--the charming, enigmatic Tony Ramirez, whose fiery combination of innocence and danger succeeds in breaking through Sarah''s emotional walls. She begins a passionate affair with Tony, an experience that is both exhilarating and frightening to someone as controlled as Sarah. As a new life unfolds for her, a series of increasingly disturbing events threaten to destroy it.
Retired gangster Jimmy the Saint has been living the quiet life in Denver until, out of the blue, he is summoned to visit his ex-boss, The Man With The Plan. As Jimmy learns, The Man has both a plan and an offer he can't refuse: a lot of money to pull off a simple "action," scaring off the kid who's
The time is 1832 and a cholera epidemic is sweeping Provence. Angelo, a handsome, angel-faced officer gallops untiringly through the dying towns and villages. He takes the time to help until his own strength gives out. Inscrutable and calm, Angelo also takes the time to silently love Pauline de Theu
In the spring of 1815, nearly forty years after the Revolutionary War and 45 years before the Civil War, August King travels to an open air market in the mountains of North Carolina to purchase supplies and livestock and to make the final payment on land he purchased eight years earlier. King is a p
Living in a rainy provincial town with a family situation that's driving him insane, Francis, a down-and-out manufacturer of toilet seats, is coaxed into turning his life around by a couple of TV execs when presented a random opportunity that literally falls in his lap. He does so by pretending to b
In the year 2012, an ex-cop finds himself trapped in a hi-tech research facility that has been taken over by new age thieves known as Cyberjacks. Now he must stop them from stealing the ultimate computer virus and holding the world hostage.
Under cover agents penetrate and try to destroy a corrupt virtual reality training academy.
A thriller inspired by Hitchcock's "I Confess," in which two brothers embark on a search for their roots, leading them both back to the Catholic church in Quebec City where Hitchcock shot his 1953 film.
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin
After stashing a huge haul of cash, a convicted robber is pursued by the arresting officer -- who wants the money for himself. A beautiful cop is recruited to seduce the handsome criminal into revealing the whereabouts of the $6 million in stolen loot, but she finds herself falling in love with him.
The city is Los Angeles. The date is New Year's Eve. And the place is the Mon Signor Hotel, a once-grand, now faded old landmark where a dozen of the most unusual guests ever are about to check in... and a lone bellhop named Ted, on his first day on the job, is in for the wildest night of his life!
When the hapless Principal Moss catches a group of senior students vandalizing his house, he orders them to write a letter to the President of the United States suggesting ways to improve the educational system. The Commander in Chief responds by inviting the misfits to Washington. The bus departs with an aging ex-hippie at the wheel, Miss Tracy Milford, the new teacher, and the seniors, who as a group represent a unique student body. Once they''ve arrived in the nation''s capital, this pack of maniacal high school slackers unwittingly expose a plot to unseat the President.
This return to Auggie Wren's friendly neighborhood cigar store, the same locale viewers visited in "Smoke" (USA/1995), offers a series of love letters to (among other things) marriage, nicotine, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the spirit of living together and getting along in a community of colorful chara
In the 21st century, information is the ultimate commodity. In a world where cyberspace is a workaday reality and outlaw hackers thrive, the most valuable information must sometimes be transported by mnemonic couriers--professionals like Johnny who offer the ultimate in security and confidentiality. Johnny contracts to deliver priceless data for a pair of scientists, defectors from Pharmkom, the world''s third largest corporation. The massive upload is too much for the mnemonic implant embedded in Johnny''s brain. With no idea of what he''s carrying, Johnny must find the secret access-codes that allow him to download the information--or die. But data-overload isn''t the only thing threatening his life. The Yakuza, the world''s most powerful crime-syndicate, are working for Pharmakom. Takahashi, the Yakuza sector chief, distrusts his own men; he secretly hires the ruthless bounty hunter known as Street Preacher and orders him to bring in Johnny''s head--cryogenically preserved.
It is in 1941, when the first German bombs are dropped on Belgrade, that "comrade" Marko, an enterprising businessman, hides a group of refugees in his grandfather's cellar and puts them to work making arms and other objects for him to sell on the black market. Having created an air-tight undergroun
Telly, a coarse 17-year-old skateboard enthusiast, lives only to get laid. As Telly discourses nonstop on the pleasures of deflowering 14-year-old girls, he and his best friend Casper tool around New York City's East Side, steal, smoke dope, and eventually make their way to an all-night party, at wh
Angus is highly intelligent, good natured and steady on the football field. Faced with peer pressure and growing pains, he deals with his problems through lively humor and a boisterous attitude. Accompanied by his amusing and geeky best friend Troy, Angus spends most of his time living in the shadow of golden boy Rick Sanford, and admiring his secret love, cheerleader Melissa Lefevre. Anchored by an eccentric family, including his mother and grandfather, Angus must find himself in a riotous search for his true high school identity.
A retiring police detective and his new partner investigate a serial killer whose crimes mirror the seven deadly sins.
On the brink of World War II, a beautiful young nanny enters the romantic lives of an Englishwoman and a Major from the Queen's Army.
In the year 2003 at a weapon's corporation, Hayden Cale, a woman, takes over after the suspect death of the former head. In trying to fire the company's number one asset, Jack Dante, she incurs the wrath of both the board and Dante, who happens to be a demonically ingenious designer of weapons, incl
After 25 years, two friends are reunited, and one of them, Max, searches for the child she gave up for adoption.
A romance about a young girl who is prevented from taking her own life by a vacuum cleaner salesman who falls in love with her.
Trouble begins when a kickboxer is hired to protect half of a valuable medallion. Another kickboxer and a cruel warlord are equally intent on having the medallion for themselves and will stop at nothing in its pursuit.
Story revolves around the lives of 50 characters, including designers, models, editors, photographers, buyers and groupies during the days of the March Pret-A-Porter (Ready to Wear) high-fashion trade shows in Paris.
After discovering an ancient mask with strange powers, a timid bank clerk is instantly transformed into an indestructible superhero, able to fulfill his innermost desires and whims.
After his wife's scandalous behavior forces them to transfer to a new military base in Alabama, a conscientious scientist and his family become the victims of a coverup involving nuclear bomb testing.
A romantic comedy about a fantasizing housewife who asks her chic best friend to arrange a special favor--to make love to her high school sweetheart whom she hasn't seen in 15 years.
A hotel owner suspects his lovely young wife has been unfaithful and is unable to control both his paranoia and his jealousy.
On a stormy night, at a secluded beach house, somewhere in Latin America, a chance encounter with Dr. Roberto Miranda leads to an intense confrontation with Paulina Escobar who was subjected to systematic torture fifteen years ago and now believes that she may have found the man responsible. Once Mi
A burned-out rock star is inspired by a teenager to complete his masterpiece, a symphony for the whales.
Days before his scheduled retirement, a clinical psychiatrist treats a young man who believes he is the legendary lover Don Juan. During the sessions that ensue, the doctor is forced to rethink his beliefs about life, love and passion, and whether or not Don Juan''s alive and well--and sitting in his office.
Recently estranged from her husband, and mother of seven sons, Mag Singer stands poised to pursue a whole new way of life. But when one of her children is involved in an explosion while on duty in the Middle East, Mag must rexamine everything she cherishes.
A devilish 10-year-old boy wreaks havoc when he visits his bachelor uncle in Los Angeles.
A tax auditor eases the pain left by the death of his young daughter through an unusual relationship with a dancer at a local strip club. His life intersects with a quirky pet store owner with a dangerous penchant for the exotic.
Christine and Lea are exemplary maidservants whose fastidious appearance and attention to duty are the delight of their tyrannical new mistress, Madame Danzard. Madame Danzard and her daughter command an immaculate townhouse and lead lives of perfect bourgeois respectability. The reward for the sist
Best friends Lloyd and Harry are a pair of dim-witted pals on a cross country road trip to Aspen to return a briefcase full of cash to its rightful owner, Mary Swanson, a beautiful woman who ends up being Lloyd''s dream girl. Little does Lloyd know that Mary is in Aspen trying to find her kidnapped husband. Soon, the two get mixed up in the crime, and their wacky exploits are leading the FBI straight to the crooks.
An accident creates a relationship between a model and a retired judge who spies on his neighbors.
A Polish immigrant wants to get even with his former wife.
After being forced into exile, the renowned Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda is granted sanctuary by the Italian government. He arrives on the isle of Capri and hires the uneducated Mario as his personal postman. Mario slowly gains the aloof man's confidence and a touching and improbable frien
An inside look at a memorable community of criminals. Prizefighter Butch Coolidge has decided to stop payment on a deal he's made with the devil. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. Meanwhile, two career criminals, Vince
After a Romanian Captain's beautiful wife rejects the advances of her husband's commanding officer, he's promptly reassigned to a frontier post on the Danube. Later, when Romanian soldiers are ambushed and slaughtered by roving Macedonian bandits, her husband is ordered to retaliate by executing the
Rudyard Kipling''s classic tale of a young boy raised in the wild who tries to integrate himself into human society.
The story of Dorothy Parker and the famed Algonquin roundtable; a gathering of writers, actors and assorted folk at the New York hotel in the late 1920s and 30s.
A bank clerk and struggling actor lands the role of a cop in a reality-based TV series and becomes dangerously drawn into his new character.
Episodic narrative based on nine short stories and one poem by the late Raymond Carver, detailing the longings and thwarted lives of a disparate group of individuals in contemporary Southern California.
On the verge of their forties, two women friends grapple with the vicissitudes of love affairs.
Story about three childhood friends from a rich Jewish community who get involved in hustling and drug dealing.
A couple goes to Armenia to take photographs of churches for a calendar. The woman falls in love with their guide and stays behind with him.
The overlapping story of four people who test the furthest reaches of their sexuality while trying to maintain the illusion of normalcy.
An unemployed couple living in a council estate in a northern industrial town try to raise funds to buy their daughter a communion dress.
Set in 1975, a dismissed janitor's suspicions lead to the exposure of widespread sexual abuse within a Catholic boys' orphanage in Eastern Canada. However, due to intervention at the highest administrative level, the adult perpetrators are allowed to go free. The story picks up fifteen years later,
A young man tries to win over the bisexual half of a pair of female lovers.
The beleaguered Union Army faces off with the Confederacy in a battle that could change the course of the Civil War.
A bizarre series of murders begin when a writer tries to "kill off" his crime novel pseudonym.
Story about a cop who's framed for the murder of a mob boss.
Film adaptation of Tom Robbins' cult novel, first published in 1976, recounting the misadventures of a beautiful young woman, Sissy Hankshaw, whose over-sized thumbs establish her as a very formidable hitchhiker.
Hulk Hogan is a wrestler facing a foe far scarier than anything he''s seen in the ring in the outrageous family comedy "The Nanny" (1993). Down-on-his-luck pro wrestler Sean Armstrong (Hogan) reluctantly takes a job as a bodyguard to a couple of rich kids and learns the hard way that children can be more terrifying than choke holds, body-slams and even guns. With Sherman Helmsley and Afa Anoai.
The third installment in the "Robocop" films finds residents of Detroit forced from their homes by OCP in order to build the ultra-modern "Delta City."
A group of college friends who were members of the same theatrical group reunite after not having seen each other for ten years.
A turn-of-the-century story about an ordinary Jewish woman and her family who live in Denmark.
A gay hustler murders his lover in the heat of passion and then seeks forgiveness.
Story about two police detectives who delve into a mystery in which no one, including the detectives, is beyond suspicion.
The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son''s lover.
Set in New York City, a disillusioned drug "delivery boy" tries to make something of his life at the age of 40.
Spalding Gray's one-man show, recounting all the distractions and interruptions that kept him from finishing his epic novel "Impossible Vacation."
The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
A history teacher who trys to get through a difficult point in his marriage by examining events in his life with his class.
An undercover black narcotics cop begins to lose sight of which side of the law he is on, and teams up with a crooked attorney to build a drug empire.
Story about the life and dreams of an Asian country band, The Honky Tonk Cowboys.
A demolitions expert is on the trail of international terrorists who are using a revolutionary new explosive to blow up U.S. senators.
In post-Communist Hungary, an investigation is made of the assassination of a political figure.
Story about a mythical island off the coast of Nova Scotia whose people decide to separate from both Canada and the province of Nova Scotia after their fishing rights are revoked. In so doing, they become a nuclear power.
A noblewoman''''s surprising bequest puts three families from different social levels on a collision course.
Sequel to "The Gate" taking place several years later as 15-year-old Terry returns to the site of the gate to summon the "Old Ones" in order to help his alcoholic father.
Simon Henderson, a 15 year old at a prestigious boy's boarding school, must come to terms with the events that have torn his family apart. During Christmas break, his mother is hospitalized and his father must reveal the truth about her breakdown. Deeply shaken, Simon returns to school and struggles
Story of wheeling and dealing in the real-estate business.
Autobiographical film based on the director's happiest years of childhood; a time spent amid the love of his mother, sister and brothers, prior to the struggle he experienced in adapting to a new school.
Story of a wild first love that takes place at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River between the refineries at Pointe-Au-Trembles and the rock culture of Montreal.
Compilation footage of all the variations on the dance "The Twist," including interviews with early rock 'n rollers.
Set in 1963, a Southern white woman en route to John F Kennedy's funeral in Washington, DC meets and eventually falls in love with a Northern black man who's on the lam after abducting his young daughter from an abusive situation.
"Chappy" Sinclair takes to the unfriendly skies once again, this time to battle a German drug lord in South America.
A preacher''''s sons, one serious, one wild, look out for each other while growing up in rural Montana.
A rising producer tries to cover up the accidental killing of a screenwriter who was stalking him.
One night in the life of a comedy club in South Central Los Angeles.
The story of Great Britain's Craig and Bentley 1950s murder case, involving the notorious execution of an innocent teenager.
A profile of successful female stand-up comics, from pioneers like Phyllis Diller to contemporary favorites like Paula Poundstone.
Set in 1941, a group of Italian soldiers get marooned on a Greek island and it isn't long before their isolation puts the war further from their minds and they become one with the local community.
A young priest journeys to 17th century Quebec to take over a mission.
Set in Australia, an English traveller gets involved with two "born again" Christians, caretakers of a remote gas plant.
The story reflects on the economic wars between the United States and Japan and the aftermath of the bombing of Nagasaki, by focusing on three generations of two related families: an American family of pineapple growers in Hawaii and a Japanese family living outside Nagasaki.
A well-to-do woman and her younger brother engage in a passionate sexual affair.
Cowabunga dudes! The pizza-loving Turtles and their master Splinter are back in this action-packed sequel based on the hit comic book. When the evil Shredder gets his hands on a canister of toxic ooze he attempts to create his own army of mutant enemies. Now the Turtles must take on Shredder and his new mutant allies to save the world.
Kid ''N'' Play leave their neighborhood and enter the world of adulthood and higher education. Play attempts to get rich quick in the music business while Kid faces the challenges of college.
The story of the intertwining lives of three married couples in New York City as they confront various professional and personal crises.
A warmly comic drama set in the South in 1935 about a housemaid''s sensual effect on the oddball family she works for.
A part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict longs to be a writer. Filled with disillusion and dissatisfaction, he murders his wife and escapes to the fantasy world of Interzone. There, in his altered state, surrounded by half-alien, half bug creatures and other oddities, he finds he can write
The story revolves around an old woman with a young heart living in today's society.
Five teen-aged Canadian girls offer radically different views regarding pre-marital sex, education, parents, feminism, drugs and alcohol, and their futures.
Story concerns an insurance adjuster, some film censors, an ex-football player, an aspiring cheerleader, a podiatrist, an actress, a lamp merchant, a butterfly collector, and the devoted staff of a large motel - all "doing believable things in an unbelievable way."
Eleanor B Roosevelt High School is the epitome of suburban America: nerdy teachers, horny students and a principal who mistakes proverbs for real life. But this average suburban community is about to be set on its collective ear when Dinah Groshardt, the lonely, laughable geometry teacher/basketball
An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Two mountain climbers and former friends become rivals as they vie for the attention of the same woman, as well as try to scale Cerro Torre, a spectacular granite peak in Southern Patagonia.
A small-town eccentric opens a café in her decaying home.
A sadistic attacker who slashes the faces of the blind is stalking the streets of London, and an 11 year-old boy, fearing for the safety of his blind mother, struggles with the differences between his dreams and reality.
Based on Tony Hillerman's mystery novel concerning an American Indian policeman. Assigned to a seemingly mundane case of vandalism, a Navajo Tribal Police detective discovers a mystery involving revenge and murder.
Comedy about a young woman who loses her husband, job, car and purse, all during her lunch hour and is forced to return home to her domineering mother, where a childhood imaginary friend returns to comfort her.
A tale of everyday survival for several individuals in Margaret Thatcher's Britain.
Set in 1857 London, the story of an obscure theater clerk who crosses from one world into another by leading a double life as a carefree aristocrat.
An escaped prisoner abducts an accountant as he tracks a rodeo fair which is sheltering his wife.
A housewife is possessed by the devil and is given an exorcism on national television.
A family in the process of breaking up goes on holiday in a small French town in late 1950s.
Eight elderly women are marooned in an abandoned country house after their bus breaks down.
A loner student from the east enrolls at a highly rated Southwest high school, and secretly provokes a mini-rebellion in the student body via his pirate radio station.
A flamboyant, shady entrepreneur tries to charm a naive young laborer out of his inheritance.
After his family and ancestral home are destroyed by the British Army at the onset of the Irish war of independence, a withdrawn young man bides his time until he can exact revenge.
Comedy about growing up in the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of a high school student.
A black teenager organizes a blow-out party when his parents go away.
A antiquarian discovers a braid of hair in a 19th century cabinet and promptly falls in love with it.
In a transplant operation a bigoted policeman is given the heart of a rival slain black defense lawyer. The ghost of the lawyer appears before the policeman urging him to find his murderers.
Set in the American midwest during the 1950s, a morbid little boy persecutes a young widow whom he's mistaken for a vampire, at the same time that he witnesses a series of mysterious murders.
A live action version of the cartoon featuring four ninja turtles.
An eccentric family is re-united during the 1968 general strike in France, after the death of the grandmother.
Instead of going to jail, a convicted felon is given a new identity and trained as a top secret assassin.
A heroin addict barricades himself and his junkie girlfriend inside their apartment in an attempt to withdraw "cold turkey" from the drug.
A young woman takes the opportunity to get to know her father better while he recuperates from an operation.
A young man sets out from his comfortable middle-class home to fulfill his destiny as a writer and lover.
In 1977 Rome, A widowed professor's rigidly organized life is disrupted by the sudden arrival of his unruly grandchild and her unstable mother.
A teenage cousin stands in the way of two siblings who, as partners in crime, have dreams of easy money.
A hippy from the 1960s comes out of hiding and finds his long-lost family.
When a husband sees his wife making love to another man, he devises a disasterous plan to win her back by having her watch him with another woman,
A poet, visionary and saintly innocent takes delight in the life of his small Emilian village and his secret love for the moon-faced Aldina.
A young nobleman, disappointed in love, becomes a religious hermit, with unexpected results.
A police inspector and a doctor at a psychiatric hospital study a murderer who claims to be the devil incarnate.
In France, an elderly, stubborn and manipulative widow takes advantage of her caretakers while privately mourning the loss of her colonel husband.
During the '60s, an adventurous group of teenage girls head for California to cruise for boys.
A jeweller offers advice to a young couple as they buy a ring.
A boy coming of age in WWII Italy develops a lifelong love affair with movies.
A rich family and a poor family discover that their two respective children were switched at birth.
Alice is dealing with numerous problems: high school graduation, a long-term relationship, an illegitimate pregnancy, and - of course - Mr. Freddy Krueger. This time, Krueger finds a new point of entry in the persistent dream state of Alice's unborn child, allowing him to taunt Alice even when she's
Sandy, a Canadian girl, travels to Portland, Oregon to attend her American cousin Butch's wedding. From there she drives to California in his Cadillac.
An older man is framed for murder by the young woman he's obsessed with.
Claire Vin Blancan is an alcoholic ex-dancer and, most importantly, a single mother. When Claire''s bad parenting results in the custody of her daughter being threatened, Claire must transform herself into a model mother and homemaker while searching for a spouse.
An exploration of Memphis, Tennessee seen through the eyes of non-Americans.
A woman searches for her husband on the battlefields of France just after World War I.
An intelligent, though voluntarily unemployed, "ladies man" finally falls in love--with a second generation Russian-Jewish, intellectual career woman.
A young girl in a small town is brutally killed by strangers. Years later, her father discovers a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects at a price -- the corpses turn into monsters. He uses it to re-animate his daughter, which is bad news for a group of college students visitin
A deranged music recording engineer terrorizes the women who work for a telephone sex operation.
A depiction of the relationships between the races set in Cameroon prior to its independence as seen through the eyes of a young white girl and her black servant.
The classic vampire story set in modern day Los Angeles.
A journalist finds it difficult to commit herself to both a relationship and revolution.
Rick is a big star in his little town on the Canadian prairie, as the stand-out player on his semi-pro hockey team. Although he has a routine job in a hardware store, his hockey skills have made him a local hero who never has to pay for a thing if a fan is around. He also has his pick of women, even
A 15-year-old comes of age despite his father''''s neglect and his mother''''s smothering love.
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Children's comic characters Asterix and Obelix venture to America to rescue a magical Druid.
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