Premonition (2007 film)
Premonition is a 2007 American supernatural thriller film directed by Mennan Yapo and starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Amber Valletta. The film's plot depicts a homemaker named Linda who experiences the days surrounding her husband's death in a non-chronological order, how she attempts to save him from his impending doom. Jim and Linda Hanson are married with two daughters and Bridgette, but their relationship is faltering. Jim is away on a business trip and Linda has just listened to a phone message from him when Sheriff Reilly knocks on the door and informs her that Jim died in a car accident the previous day. Linda's mother Joanne arrives to help the family, Linda falls asleep on the living-room couch; the next morning she wakes up in bed and goes downstairs to find Jim drinking coffee and watching TV. While on the road, Linda is pulled over by Sheriff Reilly; the next day, Jim is again dead and Bridgette has scars on her face. Linda awakens next to an empty bottle of lithium pills prescribed by Dr. Norman Roth.
At Jim's burial, Linda notices a strange woman mourning at a distance, who flees when Linda approaches her. Linda finds Dr. Roth's phone number in the garbage, but his voice-mail message states that the office is only open on weekdays. Roth subdues her with two assistants and Sheriff Reilly and commits her to a mental-health facility. Roth confides in Reilly that Linda told him Jim was dead the day before the accident, suggesting the likelihood that she murdered him and scarred Bridgette's face. Linda finds Jim in the shower. After dropping the girls off at school she goes to see Dr. Roth, who doesn't recognize her, tells him about the premonitions she's been having, he prescribes lithium. Linda visits Jim at his office and meets the stranger from the funeral, who introduces herself as Claire Francis. Linda realizes that Jim was planning to have an affair with Claire during his business trip, she contemplates letting him die. Back at the house, despite Linda's warning, Bridgette runs through a glass door and cuts her face and hands.
Linda throws Dr. Roth's number into the garbage before realizing that the days are unfolding out of order, she records Tuesday as the current day, Saturday as the funeral day, Wednesday as Jim's death. Before Jim goes to bed she tells him, "If tomorrow is Wednesday, please wake me up before you leave." On Friday she visits the insurance agent, who tells her that Jim tripled his life-insurance benefits the morning of his accident. On the previous Sunday she visits Father Kennedy who tells her the story of a woman with similar experiences, hanged for witchcraft; that night Linda pressures Jim to show her the same affection. They argue. Linda wakes up in her bed on Wednesday and reads a note from Jim saying that he has taken the kids to school, she searches for Jim, who leaves the message from the beginning of the film. He calls Claire and tells her that he won't go through with their planned affair; as Linda and Jim near the site of the accident, Linda reaches him by cell phone and the two have a reconciliation.
Linda tells Jim to turn the car around to avert the accident. The movie ends with Linda pregnant. Julian McMahon as James "Jim" Hanson Sandra Bullock as Linda Hanson Courtney Taylor Burness as Bridgette Hanson Shyann McClure as Megan Hanson Amber Valletta as Claire Francis Nia Long as Annie Kate Nelligan as Joanne Marc Macaulay as Sheriff Reilly Jude Ciccolella as Father Kennedy Peter Stormare as Dr. Norman Roth Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Simon Hanson Mark Famiglietti as Doug Caruthers Marcus Lyle Brown as Bob E. J. Stapleton as Model Home Salesman Matt Moore as Priest Irene Zeigler as Mrs. Quinn Principal photography took place in Minden and Shreveport, Louisiana; this film is the first to be co-distributed by TriStar Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was first released in the U. S. on March 16, 2007. It was not released theatrically in Norway, but it was released direct-to-video on January 2, 2008 there; the film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 17, 2007. Premonition opened in 2,831 theaters and came in third place behind 300 and Wild Hogs, opening with $17,558,689 with a $6,202 average.
The film stayed in theaters for 7 weeks and grossed $47,852,604 in the United States and $84,146, 832 worldwide. The film received negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 8% of 161 critics gave the film a positive review, with a rating average of 3.8 out of 10. The site's general consensus is that "Overdosing on flashbacks, more portentous than profound, the overly obtuse Premonition weakly echoes such twisty classics as Memento, The Sixth Sense, Groundhog Day." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from film critics, the film is considered to have "generally unfavorable reviews" with a rating score of 29 based on 30 critics. Despite the weak reviews, several critics, including Rex Reed, commended Sandra Bullock for her performance; the film was nominated in three categories at the 28th Golden Raspberry Awards. Official website Premonition on IMDb Premonition at AllMovie Premonition at Rotten Tomatoes Premonition at Metacritic Premonition at Box Office Mojo DVD Review: Premonition - Monsters and Critics
Chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural and educational centre of south India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India; the city together with the adjoining regions constitute the Chennai Metropolitan Area, the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world. Chennai is among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists, it was ranked the 43rd most visited city in the world for the year 2015. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Chennai attracts 45 percent of health tourists visiting India, 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists; as such, it is termed "India's health capital". As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Chennai confronts substantial pollution and other logistical and socio-economic problems. Chennai had the third-largest expatriate population in India at 35,000 in 2009, 82,790 in 2011 and estimated at over 100,000 by 2016.
Tourism guide publisher Lonely Planet named Chennai as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit in 2015. Chennai is ranked as a beta-level city in the Global Cities Index, was ranked the best city in India by India Today in the 2014 annual Indian city survey. In 2015 Chennai was named the "hottest" city by the BBC, citing the mixture of both modern and traditional values. National Geographic mentioned Chennai as the only South Asian city to feature in its 2015 "Top 10 food cities" list. Chennai was named the ninth-best cosmopolitan city in the world by Lonely Planet. In October 2017, Chennai was added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network list for its rich musical tradition; the Chennai Metropolitan Area is one of the largest municipal economies of India. Chennai is nicknamed "The Detroit of India", with more than one-third of India's automobile industry being based in the city. Home to the Tamil film industry, Chennai is known as a major film production centre. Chennai has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Smart Cities Mission.
The name Chennai is of Telugu origin. It was derived from the name of a Telugu ruler Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu, father of Damarla Venkatapathy Nayak, a Nayak ruler who served as a general under Venkata III of the Vijayanagar Empire from whom the British acquired the town in 1639; the first official use of the name Chennai is said to be in a sale deed, dated 8 August 1639, to Francis Day of the East India Company before the Chennakesava Perumal Temple was built in 1646 while some scholars argue for the contrary. The name Madras is of native origin, has been shown to be in use before the British presence in India. A Vijayanagar-era inscription dated to the year 1367 that mentions the port of Mādarasanpattanam, along with other small ports on the east coast was discovered in 2015 and it was theorised that the aforementioned port is the fishing port of Royapuram. According to some sources, Madras was derived from Madraspattinam, a fishing-village north of Fort St George. However, it is uncertain.
The British military mapmakers believed Madras was Mundir-raj or Mundiraj,which was the name of a telugu community of rulers of nayakasThere are suggestions that it may have originated from a Portuguese phrase Mãe de Deus or Madre de Dios, which means "mother of God", due to Portuguese influence on the port city referring to a Church of St. Mary. In 1996, the Government of Tamil Nadu changed the name from Madras to Chennai. At that time many Indian cities underwent a change of name. However, the name Madras continues in occasional use for the city, as well as for places named after the city such as University of Madras, IIT Madras, Madras Institute of Technology, Madras Medical College, Madras Veterinary College, Madras Christian College. Stone age implements have been found near Pallavaram in Chennai. According to the Archaeological Survey of India, Pallavaram was a megalithic cultural establishment, pre-historic communities resided in the settlement; the region around Chennai has served as an important administrative and economic centre for many centuries.
During the 1st century CE, a poet and weaver named. From the 1st–12th century the region of present Tamil Nadu and parts of South India was ruled by the Cholas; the Pallavas of Kanchi built the areas of Mahabalipuram and Pallavaram during the reign of Mahendravarman I. They defeated several kingdoms including the Cheras and Pandyas who ruled over the area before their arrival. Sculpted caves and paintings have been identified from that period. Ancient coins dating to around 500 BC have been unearthed from the city and its surrounding areas. A portion of these findings belonged to the Vijayanagara Empire, which ruled the region during the medieval period; the Portuguese first arrived in 1522 and built a port called São Tomé after the Christian apostle, St. Thomas, believed to have preached in the area between 52 and 70 CE. In 1612, the Dutch established themselves near Pulicat, north of Chennai. On 20 August 1639 Francis Day of the East India Company along with the Nayak of Kalahasti Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu, travelled to the Chandragiri palace for an audience with the Vijayanager Emperor Peda Venkata Raya.
Day was seeking to obtain a grant for land on the Coromandel coast on which the Company could build a factory and warehouse for their trading activities and was successful i
Biblioteca Nacional de España
The Biblioteca Nacional de España is a major public library, the largest in Spain, one of the largest in the world. It is located on the Paseo de Recoletos; the library was founded by King Philip V in 1712 as the Palace Public Library. The Royal Letters Patent that he granted, the predecessor of the current legal deposit requirement, made it mandatory for printers to submit a copy of every book printed in Spain to the library. In 1836, the library's status as Crown property was revoked and ownership was transferred to the Ministry of Governance. At the same time, it was renamed the Biblioteca Nacional. During the 19th century, confiscations and donations enabled the Biblioteca Nacional to acquire the majority of the antique and valuable books that it holds. In 1892 the building was used to host the Historical American Exposition. On March 16, 1896, the Biblioteca Nacional opened to the public in the same building in which it is housed and included a vast Reading Room on the main floor designed to hold 320 readers.
In 1931 the Reading Room was reorganised, providing it with a major collection of reference works, the General Reading Room was created to cater for students and general readers. During the Spanish Civil War close to 500,000 volumes were collected by the Confiscation Committee and stored in the Biblioteca Nacional to safeguard works of art and books held until in religious establishments and private houses. During the 20th century numerous modifications were made to the building to adapt its rooms and repositories to its expanding collections, to the growing volume of material received following the modification to the Legal Deposit requirement in 1958, to the numerous works purchased by the library. Among this building work, some of the most noteworthy changes were the alterations made in 1955 to triple the capacity of the library's repositories, those started in 1986 and completed in 2000, which led to the creation of the new building in Alcalá de Henares and complete remodelling of the building on Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid.
In 1986, when Spain's main bibliographic institutions - the National Newspaper Library, the Spanish Bibliographic Institute and the Centre for Documentary and Bibliographic Treasures - were incorporated into the Biblioteca Nacional, the library was established as the State Repository of Spain's Cultural Memory, making all of Spain's bibliographic output on any media available to the Spanish Library System and national and international researchers and cultural and educational institutions. In 1990 it was made an Autonomous Entity attached to the Ministry of Culture; the Madrid premises are shared with the National Archaeological Museum. The Biblioteca Nacional is Spain's highest library institution and is head of the Spanish Library System; as the country's national library, it is the centre responsible for identifying, preserving and disseminating information about Spain's documentary heritage, it aspires to be an essential point of reference for research into Spanish culture. In accordance with its Articles of Association, passed by Royal Decree 1581/1991 of October 31, 1991, its principal functions are to: Compile and conserve bibliographic archives produced in any language of the Spanish state, or any other language, for the purposes of research and information.
Promote research through the study and reproduction of its bibliographic archive. Disseminate information on Spain's bibliographic output based on the entries received through the legal deposit requirement; the library's collection consists of more than 26,000,000 items, including 15,000,000 books and other printed materials, 4,500,000 graphic materials, 600,000 sound recordings, 510,000 music scores, more than 500,000 microforms, 500,000 maps, 143,000 newspapers and serials, 90,000 audiovisuals, 90,000 electronic documents, 30,000 manuscripts. The current director of the Biblioteca Nacional is Ana Santos Aramburo, appointed in 2013. Former directors include her predecessors Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Milagros del Corral as well as historian Juan Pablo Fusi and author Rosa Regàs. Given its role as the legal deposit for the whole of Spain, since 1991 it has kept most of the overflowing collection at a secondary site in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid; the Biblioteca Nacional provides access to its collections through the following library services: Guidance and general information on the institution and other libraries.
Bibliographic information about its collection and those held by other libraries or library systems. Access to its automated catalogue, which contains close to 3,000,000 bibliographic records encompassing all of its collections. Archive consultation in the library's reading rooms. Interlibrary loans. Archive reproduction. Biblioteca Digital Hispánica, digital library launched in 2008 by the Biblioteca Nacional de España List of libraries in Spain Media related to Biblioteca Nacional de España at Wikimedia Commons Official site Official web catalog
The Double (2011 film)
The Double is a 2011 American spy film, directed by Michael Brandt and starring Richard Gere and Topher Grace. It was released on October 28, 2011; the film garnered a negative reception from critics. Two FBI agents are conducting surveillance at a warehouse; as a U. S. Senator Dennis Darden walks out of the door, he is approached by an assassin from behind who slits his throat and escapes; the agents rush to the scene to find the man dead. However, they could not identify the assassin. CIA officers arrive on the scene and take charge. Retired operative Paul Shepherdson is summoned by CIA director Tom Highland to look into the murder, he is introduced to a young FBI agent, Ben Geary, an expert on a former Soviet operative known as Cassius. Geary reasons. Paul and Ben visit Brutus, one of Cassius's proteges, locked up in prison, to learn the whereabouts of Cassius, they leave. The prisoner swallows the batteries from the radio and fakes a poisoning/upset stomach. Upon arriving at a hospital, he regurgitates and spits out the batteries, overpowers the medical staff, escapes.
In the basement's garage, he is attacked by Paul, who reveals himself to be Cassius himself, the operative who had trained the fugitive. Cassius slits his throat, he moves to eliminate Ben too, only stopping when interrupted by Ben's wife—Cassius is unable to murder Geary in front of his family. Upon investigating the crime scene, Ben grows suspicious of Paul. Meanwhile, a Russian terrorist and murderer, has entered the U. S; as the investigation deepens, Paul warns Ben to pull out, due to the possibility of harm not only to himself but his family. Ben, who has become obsessed with the idea that Paul is Cassius, starts his own parallel investigation. Meanwhile, Paul tries to contact Bozlovski in a factory. Ben examines another throat-slitting murder of Bozlovski's associate at the same site and is now convinced Paul is indeed Cassius. Ben pieces together the events of Paul's life and determines that not only is Paul Cassius, but that he is systematically murdering the people involved in the death of his wife and child, who were assassinated by Bozlovski.
Paul has now tracked down Bozlovski to a shipyard warehouse. A while Ben arrives at the building. After being confronted with the evidence, Paul confesses everything. Paul confronts Ben with the fact that Ben is a Russian spy, which Paul learned at one of Ben's informant drop-offs, he is able to convince Ben. When Ben reveals that he has plans to return to Russia after this is over, Paul tries to convince him to stay in the FBI and with the family he has grown to love. Together they hunt down Bozlovski inside the shipyard's warehouse. Bozlovski attacks Paul and Ben, in the ensuing struggle, a mortally wounded Paul slits Bozlovski's throat using his garrote-watch. However, Paul himself succumbs to his own injuries; as the only witness, FBI agent Ben relays the incident to his superiors and claims that Bozlovski was Cassius, thereby securing Paul's reputation and recognizing his heroism. As Ben departs, the CIA director Highland asks him whether he would consider working at the CIA; the film ends with Ben returning to his home as a now-defected man, no longer a double agent.
The Double received negative reviews from critics, holding a 20% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 50 reviews, with an average score of 4/10. Stephanie Merry of The Washington Post gave note of Brandt's scripting of the story, saying that "questionable motives and unbelievable decisions are small potatoes compared with the Sputnik-size plotholes." She gave credit to his style of direction for having "sweeping shots of the nation's capital, along with some claustrophobic shots that add anxiety to early scenes" but said that "It's not enough to boost up this botched attempt to tinker with something that, while predictable, is at least dependable." Randy Cordova of The Arizona Republic criticized Brandt's direction and screenwriting for lacking any "menace or mystery to the proceedings" and its two main leads' characters for having no chemistry and feeling by-the numbers, saying that, "With its convoluted plot and fading stars, The Double feels like a straight-to-DVD feature that somehow sneaked onto the big screen.
It's not good." In a review for the A. V. Club, Noel Murray gave the film a'C-', he felt that Brandt and Haas waste their premise by setting it up like "a typical episode of any basic-cable action series" saying that "while it holds a few surprises, the twists feel writerly, not organic." Roger Ebert highlighted Gere's "subtle catlike body language" in his performance that displays his well-worn screen presence but was critical of Brandt and Haas's script containing thriller clichés and "familiar action-movie tropes" compared to their previous effort 3:10 to Yuma, concluding that it "doesn't approach it in terms of quality. None of it is compelling. Most of the time we're waiting for the other shoe to drop; when late in the film, the screenplay comes up with a third shoe, that's going too far." Paste writer Annlee Ellingson gave the film praise for being "a throwback genre flick, complete with a throwback lead that gives away its double cross early yet maintains enough mystery to keep viewers moderately intrigued."
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Dark Country is a 2009 American psychological mystery thriller film directed by and starring Thomas Jane in his directorial debut. It stars Lauren German and Ron Perlman. Newly weds Dick and Gina decide to head across the Nevada desert for their honeymoon, driving at night to beat the heat. Before they head off, a stranger warns Dick to be careful, as couples have been known to get lost, to stick to the Interstate. Shortly afterward, the couple realize they are heading the wrong way and turn off the highway onto another road. Dick turns off the car headlights to drive by starlight and Gina masturbates herself to orgasm as they head across the desert. Dick turns the lights back on swerving to avoid a figure in the middle of the road. Investigating, they find a man injured from a car accident. Unable to get a phone signal, they decide to drive him to a hospital themselves, only for the road to come to a sudden end a few miles ahead. During the drive, the couple argue and the injured man awakens with a scream.
He asks Gina for a cigarette, advises her to leave her husband and becomes erratic attempting to strangle Dick and causing the car to crash. Gina stops the car and the two men tumble out, continuing to fight until Dick beats the stranger to death with a rock. Dick convinces his wife they need to dispose of the body, together they bury it in a shallow grave. While she fills the hole, Dick finds a revolver in her handbag. Soon after, they arrive at a rest area, they tidy themselves up and argue until Dick discovers he lost his watch while they were burying the stranger. Refusing to go back, Gina waits at the rest stop with the gun. Arriving at the site where they hid the body, Dick finds the grave empty. Gunshots ring out across the desert and Dick races back to the rest stop to find Gina is missing. Nearby, he stumbles onto a woman's grave and realizes that the other cars are rusted and covered with dust. In a panic, he flees colliding head-on with a deputy sheriff. In the back of the police car, he rides with the deputy to a crime scene, where police are excavating murder victims from a mass grave surrounded by abandoned vehicles.
The deputy explains. Dick recognizes the spot as the location; as he watches on from the back of the police car, a deputy exhumes Gina's body and finds Dick's watch. Dick kicks his way out of the patrol car and escapes in one of the nearby vehicles, leading the squad of police in a chase across the desert. Driving with the lights off, he loses them, but a short while he finds a swarm of insects, losing control and rolling the car. Thrown clear of the wreck, he is almost run down by another car before he passes out; some time Dick wakes to find himself in the back of his own car, listening to himself and Gina argue, realizes that he was the mysterious stranger that he fought with and murdered earlier in the evening, screaming at this. Thomas Jane as Dick / Bloodyface Lauren German as Gina Ron Perlman as Deputy Thompson Con Schell as Bloodyface Double Chris Browning as Stranger Rene P. Mousseux as Crime Scene Trooper The idea for making Dark Country came after Jane had read the short story by the film's writer Tab Murphy.
After working for a year on the story and Murphy brought it to Lionsgate, who purchased the script. Upon learning Jane's intention to shoot the film 3D, Lionsgate backed out of the deal and allowed Jane and Murphy to take the script to Sony Pictures, whose home video division were looking for content for their new line of 3D televisions that were soon to be released; the inspiration Jane had cited for making the film came from his admiration for the horror films of old and film noir, in addition to The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and old issues of EC Comics comic books. "I wanted to make a movie, for people who enjoy movies that are off the beaten track, you know?" said Jane. "I wanted to make a movie for fans of cult films, for fans of "The Twilight Zone", for guys who stayed up late to watch "The Outer Limits" when they were too young to do that." Before filming began, together with his storyboard artist, story boarded every shot, approaching the film like they were doing a live-action graphic novel.
Wanting to have as many graphic novel elements Jane brought on-board comic artist Tim Bradstreet to work as the visual consultant and production designer in addition to Berni Wrightson, who provided the designs for the character Bloodyface, Ray Zone as the 3D supervisor. Jane chose to do the film in 3D as a way to prove to the filmmaking community that you could create a low-budget film in 3D and have it turn out looking great; the 25-day shoot took place in New Mexico. The film was shot in both 3-D high definition and 2-D high-def, with the intention of a limited theatrical run in 3D; the 3D for Dark Country was done using two Silicon Imaging HD heads capturing at 2K resolution, the cameras were built by Hector Ortega and Stephen Pizzo of Element Technica, supervised by Geoff Boyle, Max Penner, Tim Thomas and Paradise FX in California. The small size of the cameras allowed for more fluid camera movements compared to the cameras used to shoot 3D films. For the filming of scenes in 3D, Jane wished for the effect to be impactful.
To help in that, Jane devised a color-coded system for his cameraman to know how he wanted the 3D to be visually in any particular scenes. If I wanted the 3D to be popping-off the screen in a particular shot – I had a color code for that. If the 3D was to be deep in the background so that you get a real sense of depth, anothe
Asylum (2008 film)
Asylum is a 2008 American horror film, directed by David R. Ellis; the movie was planned for a theatrical release but was instead released straight to DVD on July 15, 2008. Asylum stars Sarah Roemer as a young college student who must fight to survive the spirit of a mad doctor, haunting her dorm. A college student discovers. According to Winthrop's campus newspaper, The Johnsonian, a group of college freshmen with troubled pasts and nightmares are at Richard Miller University for orientation a couple of weeks prior to the beginning of classes, they stumble into an old restricted area and awaken the spirit of a mad doctor, who proceeds to torture and torment the students in the same way he tortured the patients in 1939 at Burke Asylum. During the film, first String is killed Maya, followed by Tommy, school's caretaker Mackey, Ivy. All are killed by the Doctor. In the end The Doctor chases Madison and Holt through a tunnel, an abandoned factory, the woods until Madison kills him by stabbing him in the head, causing him to lose all his power and the souls that he has taken.
The movie ends with Madison and Holt walking out of the forest being able to have closure with their pasts. Sarah Roemer as Madison Carolina Garcia as Maya Ellen Hollman as Ivy Randall Sims as Rez Travis Van Winkle as Tommy Jake Muxworthy as Holt Cody Kasch as String Lin Shaye as String's Mother Mark Rolston as The Doctor Joe Inscoe as Mackey Ben Daniele as Brandon Caroline Kent as "young Madison" Brantley Pollock as "young Brandon" Crystal McLaurin-Coney as College Ambassador Filming for Asylum took place at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Ellis chose the location due to the school fit the look that he wanted for the film and due to incentives that South Carolina was offering for film production The university's name was changed for the film, from Winthrop University to Richard Miller University, with various elements of the school changed to reflect the name of the fictional school. Filming had a budget of $10 million. Plans for a theatrical release for Asylum were dropped indefinitely by Hyde Park in favor of a straight to DVD release.
Ellis stated that the reason for this was that although foreign rights to Asylum were sold, box office reception for horror films were not performing up to the number that Hyde Park wanted for the movie and they canceled plans for its theatrical debut. Critical reception for Asylum has been predominantly negative. Shock Till You Drop criticized the film, remarking that if you "combine the House on Haunted Hill remake and A Nightmare on Elm Street – minus all the good parts – and you will get Asylum." Dread Central panned the film, noting that the movie "seems like it was aimed more toward the young adult demographic than the horror fan" and that anyone other than a "fourteen-year-old girl" would find it "horribly average". Asylum on IMDb Asylum at AllMovie Asylum at Rotten Tomatoes
Strategic Command (film)
Strategic Command is a 1997 air hijack direct-to-video film directed by Rick Jacobson, starring Michael Dudikoff, co-starring Richard Norton, Paul Winfield, Bryan Cranston, Stephen Quadros. The film was written by Tripp Reed. Rick Harding is a former Marine officer, now working as biological weapons scientist for the FBI; the movie starts, with Harding's lab being infiltrated, which results in terrorists getting their hands on a deadly nerve agent called Bromax 36. Led by Carlos Gruber, the terrorists hijack Air Force Two, a Boeing VC-25 en-route from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C.. Harding must participate in a midair effort to retake Air Force Two and save the Vice President and his wife. Michael Dudikoff – Dr. Rick Harding Amanda Wyss – Michelle Harding Richard Norton – Carlos Gruber Paul Winfield – Rowan Stephen Quadros – Vlos Bryan Cranston – Phil Hertzberg