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Film scores by Lee Holdridge.
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1. 10.5 (miniseries) – 10.5 is a 2004 disaster film directed by John Lafia which aired as a television miniseries in the United States on May 2,2004 and May 3,2004. The plot focuses on a series of earthquakes along the United States west coast. 10.5 was widely ridiculed by both reviewers and geologists, nevertheless, it received respectable Nielsen ratings, the first part of the miniseries aired on May 2,2004 and the second one aired on May 3. A sequel,10.5, Apocalypse was aired on May 21,2006, the film begins in the Seattle, Washington area with increasingly severe earthquake activity. A quake of magnitude 7.9 is measured at the Earthquake centre, U. S. President Paul Hollister and FEMA Director Roy Nolan are informed about the situation. A magnitude 8.4 earthquake opens a crack which engulfs an entire train east of Redding, as a result, Governor Carla Williams, who has just seen her daughter and ex-husband off on a camping trip, agrees to help the Governor of Washington. Amanda Williams and her father Clark Williams arrive at a town named Browning and they discover a car with a dead family inside, and are nearly trapped in quicksand. Roy Nolan constructs a task force of the best geologists and seismologists, including Dr. Fisher, Dr. Hill mentions her Hidden Fault theory, and is eventually given permission to prove it. She and Dr. Fisher visit a lake, where they see some animals that died from carbon monoxide poisoning, back at the Task Force Center, Dr. Hill predicts that the next quake will be near San Francisco, California. It is deemed too risky to evacuate the entirety of San Francisco, after that Dr. Hill predicts the next quake will happen at the San Andreas fault, which would wipe out the West Coast in its present shape killing 50 million people on the way. Dr. Hill hypothesizes that they could weld the fault shut by letting it experience immense heat, the President after some deliberation follows Nolans advice to execute Dr. Hill´s plan and allows the placement of the nuclear warheads. Additionally he gives the order to evacuate the entire West Coast in case it fails, five of the six nuclear bombs have been successfully installed, but during the installation of the sixth an earthquake occurs, and a warhead is lost. Nolan tries to set it manually, but is pinned by the warhead, the Williams find a truck carrying survivors, and they are transported to Tent City, which has been set up for the refugees. In a wounded San Francisco, Carla Williams and her assistant Rachel are trapped under a wall, Carla survives, but Rachel is killed. Deciding that nothing can be done about the lost sixth warhead, Dr. Hill decides to continue with the fault welding plan, the sixth is activated by Nolan who manages to reach the control panel just in time, but is himself incinerated. It seems to work, until Dr. Hill, concerned about southern California, observes a river flowing backwards, the last warhead was not deep enough when it exploded and Southern California is still in danger. Shortly after, an earthquake occurs. Eventually the crack reaches Tent City and peaks at 10.5, when the earthquake stops, the survivors see that the southwestern coast of California has been cut away, forming a new island
2. 14 Going on 30 – 14 Going on 30 is a 1988 made-for-television film broadcast by American Broadcasting Company and Buena Vista Television, and later distributed by Walt Disney Home Video. It stars Steven Eckholdt as Danny, a boy who is infatuated with his teacher Peggy Noble. Danny uses a growth accelerator to make himself appear older than his age in an attempt to seduce her. A similar age swap and nearly identical title appears in the 2004 film 13 Going on 30, the TV film was directed by Paul Schneider. 14-year-old Danny ONeil is madly in love with his teacher, Miss Peggy Noble, one day, he oversees his geeky friend Lloyd Duffy, who happens to live next door with his uncle Herb and aunt May, growing fruits with an experimental growth accelerator. Danny becomes enthusiastic of turning himself into a man with the same machine, in order to break up Miss Nobles engagement. Lloyd is reluctant to help him out, aware of everything that could go wrong and he saw that the timing was perfect, considering that his parents will leave the house for a week. Unaware of the consequences, he turns into a 30-year-old man, the next day, Lloyd immediately starts working on a machine with the opposite effect so Danny will be able to return to his 14-year-old body soon. During this process, Danny visits the school to pursue Miss Noble. When he arrives, he is mistaken as the schools newest principal and he not only impresses his assistant Louisa Horton with the introduction of his new rules - which include having as much fun as possible - but also Peggy, who admires his youthful approach of life. Much to the dismay of Kelton, she agrees to go on a date with Harold, even though Kelton follows their every step, Peggy has a splendid evening with the new principal, and they almost kiss at the end of the night. During a school dance, Harold convinces Peggy that Kelton is not right for her, immediately after, Harold and Peggy become a couple. Kelton, refusing to accept this, tries to find out more on Forndexter and he immediately warns the police, who arrive quickly to arrest him. While Harold tries to escape, Lloyd informs him that his machine is complete, after getting rid of the cops, Harold tells Peggy that he has to leave town for good and then becomes 14 again. Peggy witnesses this transformation, and realizes that Harold was actually Danny, because she has fallen in love with him, she uses the same machine to turn herself into a 14-year-old, which enables her to be with Danny. Meanwhile, Lloyd turns himself into an apparently middle-aged professor, Mr. Lloyd, steve Eckholdt as Danny ONeil at age 30, a. k. a. Loomis Rick Rossovich as Roy Jackjaw Kelton Sal Viscuso as Mr.14 Going on 30 at the Internet Movie Database
3. The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996 film) – Mister Geppetto is an earnest woodcutter. Years ago, he carved the image of his heart into a tree for his secret love Leona. A few years later, Geppetto finds the tree again. But it splits in half and rolls down the bank, landing at his feet, Geppetto is intrigued upon his discovery and takes the log home. He discovers that the pine log refuses to be burned, he decides to carve the new puppet with his heart on it. His puppet named Pinocchio is soon mysteriously come to life by a sentient force after his creation. Pinocchio approaches the woodcutter, initially alarming him, after a chase throughout the town, Geppetto finally finds Pinocchio and starts teaching him about how to behave. While wandering through town, Pinocchio becomes involved with two thieves Volpe and Felinet who attempt to flatter Pinocchio, Geppetto comes to the rescue by getting Pinocchio away from Volpe & Felinet and warns Pinocchio not to wander off with strangers. Volpe & Felinet go to the puppet master Lorenzini who owns a puppet theater. Felinet tells him about Pinocchio and Lorenzini appears interested, so he visits Geppetto that afternoon to barter for Pinocchio, Lorenzini is amazed to see how Pinocchio talks, However, Geppetto refuses to sell Pinocchio and instead sells some of his own puppets. During the meeting, however, Pinocchio accidentally falls out of the window and ends up following a group of children to the local school, but he gets into a scuffle with Lampwick and his friend Saleo who bully him and prompt him to assault them. When Pinocchio lies about it, his nose begins growing longer, the Professor punishes Pinocchio by forcing him to leave the school. Out of bitterness, Pinocchio causes a commotion in a bakery in which the bakers wife causes more damage than the puppet, Geppetto is held responsible for the puppets actions and is arrested. While Geppetto spends the night in a cell, Pinocchio returns home and meets the voice of truth in the form of a wise. He promises to help Pinocchio to become a boy, if he will start behaving properly. However, Pinocchio is tracked down by the police and arrested, the next day, Geppetto and Pinocchio stand before the judge as the bakers wife sways the court in her favor. The judge rules that unless Geppetto can pay for the damages, Lorenzini steps in and offers to pay off the debt, on the condition that Pinocchio be handed over to his custody. Geppetto strongly protests yet eventually gives in after being reminded of his financial state
4. American Pop – American Pop is a 1981 American adult animated musical drama film starring Ron Thompson and produced and directed by Ralph Bakshi. It was the animated feature film to be presented in Dolby sound. The film tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century. The majority of the animation was completed through rotoscoping, a process in which live actors are filmed. However, the film uses a variety of other mixed media including water colors, computer graphics, live-action shots. In Imperial Russia during the late 1890s, a rabbis wife, shortly after their arrival in New York City, Zalmie is recruited by Louie, a performer at a burlesque house, to hand out chorus slips. As Zalmie grows into adolescence, he spends time with Louie backstage at burlesque shows. When Zalmies mother dies in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he working with Louie full-time at a small theatre. Though Zalmie aspires to be a singer, he is beginning to enter puberty, when World War I strikes, Zalmie travels the globe performing for the troops as the bottom half of a pantomime horse and sustains a wound to his throat, which ends his singing career. After Zalmie impregnates her, he uses money from mob boss Nicky Palumbo to pay for their wedding, bella achieves modest success, but she is killed after opening a package containing a bomb intended for Zalmie. Their son, Benny, who is already an introverted child, Benny marries Palumbos daughter at Zalmies request and enlists to fight in World War II seeking redemption for his family, despite pleas from his father. Bennys wife and son, named Tony, now live in a suburban Long Island town, and they watch as Zalmie testifies against Palumbo on television, calling him a rat. A teenage Tony steals his stepfathers car and drives across the country for four weeks, ending up in Kansas, in California, Tony takes another job dishwashing, but soon grows tired of it and quits. A six-piece rock group invites him to write songs for them after hearing him playing harmonica under their doorstep, the band becomes successful but slowly starts to decompose because of the heroin addictions of female lead singer Frankie Heart and Tony himself. Tony becomes addicted to drugs after being hospitalized from falling off a stage while on acid at one of Frankies shows, Frankie and the bands drummer, Johnny Webb marry, but divorce after two weeks, and Frankie begins an affair with Tony. Tony moves back to New York City accompanied by Pete, where he becomes involved with drug dealing. Pete makes a small amount of playing the acoustic guitar. Tony gives Bennys harmonica to Pete, then takes Petes guitar to pawn it, the next morning, a man approaches Pete and gives him a small package of drugs to sell and tells Pete that Tony said goodbye to him
5. Atomic Train – Atomic Train is a 1999 disaster-thriller film about an accidental nuclear explosion destroying the city of Denver. It was originally broadcast as a film on NBC as a two-part miniseries. A waste disposal company has a Russian nuclear bomb to transport, and this train is also loaded with hazardous and flammable chemicals, including metallic sodium, which spontaneously ignites on contact with water. The train suffers a failure and becomes a runaway heading for Denver. John Seger, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator, boards the train, the final attempt works successfully, but is short-lived. The following rescue train, unaware of the freights slowing, speeds forward, the force disengages the brakes, this time for good, causing the train to speed up once again. Meanwhile, Denver residents are struggling to collect their families and then town, despite rioters, looters. Realizing that there is no way to stop it, John, the train derails and becomes a terrific wreck. Discovering the now highly unstable bomb on board, firefighters struggle to extinguish the fire at the crash site, after realizing that metallic sodium is on the train, the firefighters and NEST teams retreat to evaluate a strategy. In the meantime, all fire-fighting aircraft are grounded, the misinterpretation of a radio call to a water bombing helicopter leads it to dump its load of water onto the wreck. Water comes into contact with the sodium, which explodes. The blast causes severe damage throughout Denver and releases an electromagnetic pulse, no cars work, electricity is down and anything with a computer is shut down. After the blast, Denver lies in ruins, John then attempts to get his family out of Denver before nuclear fallout starts. After finding a car, John eventually reunites with his family at a FEMA refugee camp in Eminence. Most often quoted is that the train is said to become a runaway when it is still 300 miles west of Denver with a continuous decline ahead. Since this would place it on the side of the Continental Divide, it should be going generally uphill for most of the first 250 miles. Furthermore, for safety reasons all trains are fitted with Westinghouse air brakes. In the event of a failure, such as an air leak like that occurs in the movie
6. The Beastmaster – The Beastmaster is a 1982 sword and sorcery film directed by Don Coscarelli and starring Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos and Rip Torn. The film is about a child who is stolen from his mothers womb by a witch, the child grows into Dar, who has the ability to communicate telepathically with animals. Dar grows up in a village where he learns to do battle, but the village is destroyed by a race of beast-like warriors under the control of the sorcerer Maax. Dar vows revenge and travels with new friends to stop Maax from causing any more problems, the Beastmaster was not a great box office success in the United States but later received extensive television exposure on cable in the United States on channels TBS and HBO. The film had two sequels and a television series that chronicled the further adventures of Dar. In the kingdom of Aruk, the high priest Maax is given a prophecy by his witches that he would die facing the son of King Zed. Learning of Maaxs scheme to murder his child as an offering to the kingdoms god Ar, Zed exiled Maax. However, Maax sent one of his witches to transfer the child from the womb of Zeds queen. After his birth the witch brands the infant with Ars mark, named Dar while raised the village of Emur, the child learns how to fight while advised by his father to keep his ability to telepathically communicate with animals a secret. Years later, a fully grown Dar witnesses his people being slaughtered by the Jun, Dar, the only survivor of the attack, vows revenge and journeys to Aruk to avenge his people. In time, Dar is joined by an eagle that he named Sharak, a pair of thieving ferrets he calls Kodo and Podo, and a black tiger whom he names Ruh. Eventually, Dar meets a slave girl called Kiri before getting himself lost and ending up surrounded by an eerie half-bird. As the bird men worship eagles, they spare Dar when he summons Sharak, Dar soon arrives to Aruk where Maax had assumed total control with the Juns support and subjects the people to witness their children being sacrificed. After having Sharak save the child of a townsman named Sacco, on his way to save her, Dar is joined by Zeds younger son Tal and his bodyguard Seth, learning that Kiri is Zeds niece as the three work to save her. While Seth goes to gather their forces, Dar helps Kiri and Tal infiltrate the temple and save the now eyeless Zed, consumed by revenge, Zed refuses to listen to Dars warning against ordering an immediate attack on the city and rejects him as a freak. Forced to leave, Dar later learns that his friends are captured, in the conflict that followed, Maax reveals Dars relationship to Zed before slitting his throat and facing the Beastmaster. Despite being stabbed, revived by his remaining witch before she was killed, but the victory is short-lived as the Jun horde are approaching Auruk, arriving by nightfall to face the trap Dar and the people set up for them. Tal gets wounded as Dar succeeds in burning most of the Juns alive while defeating their chieftain before the bird-men arrive to consume those remaining
7. Big Business (1988 film) – Big Business is a 1988 American comedy film starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. The movie revolves around two sets of female twins, one of each pair was mismatched at birth, with one ending in a wealthy urban family. It was produced by Touchstone Pictures, with the loosely based on The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. The film co-stars Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann, Joe Grifasi, directed by Jim Abrahams, critical reaction to the film as a whole was generally lukewarm. Midler received an American Comedy Award in the category Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance, in 1948, wealthy businessman Hunt Shelton and his heavily pregnant wife get lost in rural West Virginia when Mrs. Shelton goes into labor near the town of Jupiter Hollow. At the local hospital, they are turned away because it is exclusively for employees of Hollowmade, mr. Shelton buys the company on the spot, and Mrs. Shelton is then admitted. The Ratliffs, a couple, arrive moments later with Mrs. Ratliff also in labor. Both women give birth to girls, and the elderly nurse attending the doctor confuses and mixes up the sets of twins. Mr. Ratliff overhears the Sheltons deciding to name their daughters Rose and Sadie, forty years later, the Shelton sisters are now co-chairwomen of Moramax in New York City, a conglomerate that is the successor to their fathers business interests. Sadie Shelton is focused on her career to the detriment of her family, as part of her business plan, Sadie plans to sell Hollowmade, but must get stockholders approval to proceed. In Jupiter Hollow, Rose Ratliff has risen to the position of forewoman at the Hollowmade Factory, meanwhile, Sadie Ratliff has always felt misplaced in rural life and wishes for a more sophisticated life in a big city. Rose discovers Moramaxs plans to sell Hollowmade and makes plans to travel to New York City to stop the sale, wanting to see the city, Sadie agrees to join her sister. While Sadie Shelton makes plans for the meeting, she learns from her employee Graham Sherbourne that R. Ratliff plans to come to New York with his sister to stop the sale. Sadie orders Sherbourne to locate R. Ratliff to prevent them from appearing at the meeting, in the meantime, Graham and his assistant/boyfriend assume that a visitor from Jupiter Hollow, Rose Ratliffs beau Roone Dimmick, is R. Ratliff. All sisters discover their mixup in the lobby bathroom, both sets of twins later leave the Plaza hotel with their newfound loves. Bette Midler — Sadie Shelton/Sadie Ratliff Lily Tomlin — Rose Ratliff/Rose Shelton Fred Ward — Roone Dimmick Michael Gross — Dr. C. The production company could not get the rights to film at the actual Plaza Hotel in New York City, to recoup construction costs, Disney built a sitcom called The Nutt House around it. Jim Abrahams said he staged one of the scenes based on an experience he had when a large agency used many employees to get him to sign with them
8. Born in East L.A. (film) – Born in East L. A. is a 1987 American comedy film written and directed by Cheech Marin of the Cheech & Chong comedy team. The film is about a Mexican-American from East Los Angeles who is mistaken for an undocumented immigrant and it is based on a 1984 novelty parody song of Bruce Springsteens Born in the U. S. A. and I Love L. A. by Randy Newman. Written by Marin and released on the 1985 Cheech & Chong album Get Out of My Room, Marin used the song as the basis of his first solo film. Rudy Robles is told by his mother to pick up his cousin Javier at a factory before she leaves for Fresno, Robles arrives shortly before immigration officials raid the factory looking for illegal immigrants. Because he is carrying no identification, and his mother and sister are not available to verify he is a US citizen, ironically, Robles cannot speak more than very simple Spanglish, though he is fluent in German from having served in Germany in the United States Army. In Tijuana, Robles becomes friends with a guy named Jimmy, unable to contact his mother, Robles makes repeated attempts to cross the border, all ending in failure. Jimmy offers to get him home for a price. They become called the Waas Sappening Boys or Whats Happening Boys, Robles falls in love with Dolores and finally raises the money needed to be smuggled across the border. He goes on a date with Dolores and the day, Robles bids farewell to Jimmy, receives a last kiss goodbye from Dolores. He sees a woman pleading to also be taken as her husband is already in the truck and their family is in the United States, Robles gives the woman his place. Robles stands for the last time on the hill of the Mexico – United States border while two Immigration Officers sit in their truck watching in laughter. The song America by Neil Diamond is heard as Robles raises his arms and hundreds of people appear, the Immigration Officers hide in their truck. Rudy, Dolores, and their Waas Up friends walk with their heads up high into the United States, Rudy and Dolores are kidnapped by coyotes and held for ransom, coincidentally, across the street from Rudys home. He calls his cousin Javier from across the street to bring him his wallet, then la migra storms in, headed by the man in the sunglasses and cowboy hat who had deported Rudy in the beginning. Rudy shows his identification this time to the officer, who says hes going to send Dolores back to El Salvador. Rudy and Dolores make a dash and escape during the East Los Angeles Cinco de Mayo parade, not knowing where to turn, Rudy and Dolores hop onto the float with a priest, Rudy asks if he can marry them. Rudy and Dolores both look at each other in happiness as they are wed, the immigration officer arrives to place Dolores under arrest. Rudy then explains that theyve just been married, making Dolores a legal resident, at the end, as the credits roll, the song version of Born in East L. A. plays
9. Brothers at War – Brothers at War is a 2009 documentary film directed by Jake Rademacher and produced by Rademacher and Norman S. Powell. The film follows several US soldiers in the Iraq War, the films executive producers are actor, director, and Presidential Citizens Medal recipient Gary Sinise and Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service recipient David Scantling. Brothers at War won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 2008 GI Film Festival, the film features an original score by Lee Holdridge and an original song--Brothers in Arms—by John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting. Jake Rademacher states at the beginning of the film that he is setting out to understand the experience, sacrifice, as the film develops, however, it becomes clear that Jakes underlying motivation is to prove himself to his brothers, as well as to himself. Jake, who longed to join the military as a youth but was denied entry into West Point, the film follows Jake’s experiences as he embeds with his brother Isaac in Iraq as well as other U. S. and Iraqi combat units. Rademacher goes along with troops on the Syrian border and into sniper hide sites in the Sunni Triangle. As Rademacher’s brothers return home, the shows the toll separation and life-threatening work takes on soldiers’ parents, siblings, wives
10. Buffalo Girls (miniseries) – Buffalo Girls is a 1995 miniseries adapted from the 1990 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Directed by Rod Hardy, the miniseries starred Anjelica Huston and Melanie Griffith, with Gabriel Byrne and it was nominated for two Golden Globe and several Emmy awards, and won one for sound mixing. This miniseries was first aired on the CBS network over two nights during the spring of 1995. A story of the fading Wild West is told from Calamity Janes point of view, with overlaid narrative to her eldest daughter about Janes adventures
11. Dalva – Dalva is a 1996 American made-for-television drama film starring Farrah Fawcett and Carroll Baker. Although Fawcett isnt the only star, she is the only performer to be billed in the opening credits. However, on DVD and VHS cases Baker and Powers Boothe garner direct below-the-title billing, when she was a teenager, Dalva, got pregnant and wound up giving the baby away. Now, twenty later, she sets off to find her now-grown child
12. Family Plan (1997 film) – Family Plan is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Fred Gerber. It stars Leslie Nielsen, Judge Reinhold, and Eddie Bowz and it is the second movie in which Nielsen portrayed Harry Haber, the first being Rent-a-Kid. Julies fiancé Jeffrey wants to sell this camp to rich investors, so he transforms the camp into a health resort without telling Julie. At the same time Harry Haber, after a misunderstanding about a scheduling conflict, two brothers from there, Alec and Eli Mackenzie, recently lost their dad in a car accident and are trying to find their biological mother. According to their case, their lives in Phoenix, Arizona. The two brothers decided to run away while at the camp to find their mother, but right before all the children go to camp, Alec is busted for some tricks by the children house principal and grounded – he isnt going to camp. Eli helps Alec to get to the camp inside of big bag with clothes, but he can still have fun with the adult investors. Various shenanigans are had by the kids and other members of the camp much to the frustration of Jeffrey, another incident involves the filming of a sleeping woman through her bedroom window. After being caught they flee and while hiding, record a conversation between Jeffery and an investor, Alec is caught after climbing a dangerous cliff to retrieve RC plane causing other kids to go get the adults. Before movie night Jeffery shows Julie his sensitive side in a ploy to get her to sell the camp. Unfortunately for him, Harry had come across the recording the boys made earlier, the woman who was filmed sleeping storms off and Jeffery pauses the movie several times but each time Harry resumes it ensuring they get to the part of Jefferys conversation. This causes Julie to declare the camp not for sale, dump Jeffery, the boys leave in the middle of the movie and stow away in a catering services van heading to Phoenix. Julie and Matt, who is working in camp and is Julies child friend go after them by car, slightly puzzled Harry tells the principle there is no answer. Julie and Matt get back into the car while unbeknownst to them the brothers hide in the back, Harry assures the principle that Eli and Alec are in good hands. Julie and Matt head to the address and the jump out of the car. Unfortunately there are new owners at the address who dont know the previous owners. Finally, Matt decides to adopt Eli and Alec, whom he had very fond of, only to find out Julie also wanted to adopt them and seeing Matt want kids. Family Plan at the Internet Movie Database Family Plan at Rotten Tomatoes
13. Fine Things (film) – Fine Things, also known as Danielle Steels Fine Things, is a 1990 romantic drama television film directed by Tom Moore. The film is based upon the 1987 novel of the name written by Danielle Steel. Bernard Bernie Fine is a successful businessman who moves from New York City to San Francisco for his work at the west coast Wolffs department store. One day, he meets Liz OReilly, a mother who was left by her husband Chandler Scott around the time of her daughter Janes birth. After a lengthy time of dating, Bernie and Liz decide to marry, although his mother Ruth, a proud Jew, is not enthusiastic about Lizs religious background, she eventually comes to accept Liz as her new daughter-in-law. Soon, Liz becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son, life is looking great for the couple. Everything changes when Chandler Scott comes back into their lives, Liz, fearing he will be a part of Janes life, offers him $25,000 to leave without ever returning. This is despite their lawyers strong advice not to offer him money, meanwhile, after Alexander is born, Liz is diagnosed with bone cancer. She refuses chemotherapy until Bernie encourages her its the thing to do, although Liz tells Bernie she will continue her job teaching at elementary school. But as Liz begins to lose her hair, Ruth turns around and buys a wig for her, as her health continues to deteriorate, Liz decides to give up on chemotherapy, explaining she does not want to spend her final days on medicine. Finally after a farewell, she dies in bed. Soon after, Bernie buys a cottage in Napa Valley. Tragedy strikes again when Jane is kidnapped by Chandler, Bernie is furious and desperate to save her. Frustrated by the polices incapability to search for her, he uses the help of private detectives to locate her himself, while Bernie is handling all his current problems, he falls in love with a single doctor, Molly, who lives in Napa. As they become closer, Jane fears she may lose Bernies love, until Ruth talks with her about how Bernie will never lose love for her, after a long time of no communication, Chandler sets a trial date to demand full custody of Jane. Chandler is about to win the case, until evidence is leaked Chandler was involved with a cocaine smuggle, Bernie wins official custody of Jane and they happily live ever after with Molly, Bernies new girlfriend Jane initially disapproved, but learns to like. The movie closes with Bernie and Molly taking Jane and Alexander to see his new store, knowing how much she means to Bernie, Jane feels she can finally accept a new life, and chooses to call Bernie daddy
14. Gemini Man – Gemini Man is an American action/adventure drama series that aired on NBC in 1976. Pressing a button on the watch would make him vanish, clothes and all, which was a helpful tool in his line of work. A pilot of the series aired on May 10,1976, richard Dysart played Caseys boss Leonard Driscoll in the pilot and William Sylvester played Driscoll during the series. The two-hour pilot episode of the series, The Gemini Man, smithereens Minotaur Sam Casey, Sam Casey Night Train to Dallas Run Sam, Run Escape Hatch 8,9,10. Riding with Death used scenes from Colossus, The Forbin Project as establishing shots for sweeping computer room scenes, the Guardian logo appears in at least one segment. Though not immediately verifiable, at least one segment uses the Colossus speaker/microphone, both parts feature singer Jim Stafford as a trucker named Buffalo Bill who befriends and helps Sam. In 1997, Riding With Death was featured in an episode of movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000, mike Nelson and his robot friends highlighted the thin connection between the two halves of the movie, and the general incoherence of the plot. The complete TV series was released on the French territory in November 2013 by editor Elephant Films with two tracks, French and English. Gemini Man at the Internet Movie Database Gemini Man at TV. com Gemini Man at epguides. com Riding with Death at the Internet Movie Database
15. Heidi (miniseries) – Heidi originally aired on the Disney Channel on July 18 and 19,1993, and stars Noley Thorton in the title role. At the beginning of one of the miniseries, Heidi is being raised by her cousin Dete in Switzerland following the death of her parents. Dete soon becomes selfish and unwilling to incur the costs of raising Heidi, Dete decides to take Heidi to live in the Alps with her grandfather. Still distraught over the death of his son, with whom he had shortly before his passing. However, as the story progresses, Heidis innocence and charm break through her grandfathers tough exterior, in part two, Heidis charmed life falls apart. Dete comes to take her away from her grandfather, placing her with a family in Frankfurt. She is enlisted as a companion for Clara, a girl who is considered an invalid by her family. Heidi manages to spread her joyous disposition in this environment too, however, Heidi becomes very homesick, and convinces Clara to take a trip to the mountains to visit her grandfather. While in the Alps, Heidi convinces Clara that they should live their own lives. Clara takes Heidi’s words to heart, and finds the strength to walk again, the children then part ways, and Heidi continues her life with her grandfather and Peter. Heidi aired on the Disney Channel in two parts on July 18 and 19,1993, reviews of the series are generally positive, and pay special attention to the performance of Noley Thorton as Heidi. A review in the Chicago Tribune describes Thorton’s work as a performance as the girl who has the innate ability to change peoples lives. ”Gary Marsh, vice president of original programming for the Disney Channel, says that Thorton did not play the typical happy. “She is not the happy-go-lucky, carefree waif played by Shirley Temple, shes an orphan in a desperate search for a permanent home. The Philadelphia Inquirer lauds the miniseries for its production when compared to previous adaptations. Heidi was filmed on location in Austria, and Lee Winfrey wrote “the new Heidi is an elaborate, the Church is the St. Nikolauskirche, Bichl, Matrei, Osttirol. Heidi at the Internet Movie Database Heidi at Rotten Tomatoes
16. I'll Take Manhattan (miniseries) – Ill Take Manhattan is a 1987 American television miniseries, adapted from Judith Krantzs novel of the same name. Screened by CBS, it tells the story of the wealthy Amberville family, after Zachary Amberville, the patriarch of the family, dies, the company is taken over by his unscrupulous brother Cutter. Zacharys children, especially his energetic and intelligent daughter Maxi, begin a battle to control of their fathers company. Ill Take Manhattan was the miniseries of the 1986–87 US television season with a 22. 9/35 rating/share. Zachary Zach Amberville, a fighter pilot and now successful businessman. However Nina prefers her career over marriage, broken hearted, Zach leaves Manhattan for London, where he falls in love with aristocratic ballerina Lily Davina Adamsfield. After a failed audition, she agrees to marry Zach, when Nina learns about this, she gets upset. Lily, meanwhile, settles as a housewife and gives birth to Zacharys child and she is worried that her ballet career is now nothing more than a hobby, and acts out by behaving as a spoiled rich wife, even being nicknamed The Ice Queen. Her lack of interest in raising her children comes to notice with Zach, when their eldest son Toby is eight years old, he is diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, meaning that he will be blind one day. At a formal party, Zachary runs into his younger brother Cutter, in the past, he did not contact the family unless he needed money and so Zachary is immediately wary of Cutters arrival in town. Cutter himself, meanwhile, falls for Lily and they engage in a sexual relationship, months later, Lily gives birth to Cutters baby. Zachary and Lily have grown apart, encouraging Zachary to get back in touch with Nina, Nina is initially reluctant to reconcile with him, though soon falls for his charms and agrees to work for him, on condition that they have a baby. Elsewhere, Cutter has impregnated Lily again and is pushing her to have an abortion, Lily offers to divorce Zachary to be with him, but Cutter leaves her during a trip to San Francisco. In a letter to Lily, he claims to be scouting for a location for a better life, Lily feels betrayed and schemes her way back into Zacharys live by claiming to be pregnant of his child. Zachary, who believes her, abandons Nina to start life with Lily. In San Francisco, Cutter starts working as a broker and seduces the bosss daughter Candice Alexander, a beautiful but shy woman. Her father Jonas is opposed to the relationship, feeling that Cutter is only interested in Candice because she comes from money, and hires a private detective to gather evidence to prove this. Instead, Cutter assures a prominent part in her life by causing an accident that leaves Candice crippled, he marries her afterwards
17. Into Thin Air: Death on Everest – Into Thin Air, Death on Everest is a 1997 American disaster television film based on Jon Krakauers memoir Into Thin Air. The film, directed by Robert Markowitz and written by Robert J. Avrech and it was broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company on November 9,1997. The film portrays the 1996 Mount Everest disaster and the events that preceded it, the film mainly follows Jon Krakauer, the author of the book on which the film is based, it also follows the climbing teams of summit guides Rob Hall and Scott Fischer. The film begins with Krakauer giving a monologue about the events about the disaster, the guides, Rob Hall, and Scott Fischer introduce themselves, their teams, and discuss with the clients how they intend to reach the summit by the set date. Halls group contains Doug Hansen, a mailman from Seattle, Krakauer, Yasako Namba, Fischers group contains a New York socialite, Sandy Pittman, who will perform what Krakauer does for Halls group, reporting and bring attention. At base camp, Hall speaks with his pregnant wife Jan, in New Zealand, the groups slowly make their way through camps 2,3, and 4, and then begin their ascent for the summit. However, in camp 2, Fischer is forced to go all the way back down, so he can take a client, Dale Cruz. Scott refuses help, and returns exhausted and out of breath, the ascent begins well, with both groups making steady pace. However, upon reaching the bottom of the Hillary step, they realize there are no fixed ropes. The Sherpa there states its a job, and the other Sherpa never arrived, mostly due to being too tired and sick from dragging Pittman. Mountain Madness guides Anatoli Boukreev and Neil Beidelman set the fixed ropes, but by then dozens of climbers had reached the step. Krakauer continues up, and reaches the summit with Anatoli Boukreev, Krakauer begins his descent, but reaches the step only the find the jam has only gotten worse, and is forced to wait it out. Meanwhile, Hall is forced to tell client Doug Hansen that they have to turn around, Hansen refuses, as he failed to reach the summit the year before, and he knows he wont be able to afford a third attempt. Hall and Hansen argue before Hall finally caves in and they continue, finally, the path down the step clears and Harris begins to descend, Krakauer meanwhile begins to hallucinate from a lack of oxygen. Earlier he had asked Harris to decrease his oxygen flow, but Harris instead increased it, and Krakauer nearly falls over the side, but manages to catch himself. He makes his way down the step and to Harris, and realizes something is wrong with Harris, as he descends, he runs into Hansen and Hall, and points out to Hansen that storm clouds are making their way up through the valley and up the mountain. Shortly after 3 PM, the majority of Halls and Fischers groups finally reach the summit, as Krakauer continues his descent, he runs into Scott Fischer, who is completely exhausted and refuses to turn around. Shortly after 4 PM, Rob Hall and Doug Hansen finally reach the summit, as he continues to go down, and the weather starts to get bad, Krakauer runs into Beck Weathers, sitting alone by himself in snow
18. Jeremy (film) – Jeremy is a 1973 American romantic drama film starring Robby Benson and Glynnis OConnor as two Manhattan high school students who share a tentative month-long romance. It was the first film directed by Arthur Barron, and won the prize for Best First Work in the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Benson was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance as the title character. Jeremy Jones is a shy, bespectacled Jewish fifteen-year-old living in a New York City apartment with his parents and he attends a private high school that focuses on the performing arts, where he is a serious student of cello who aspires to musical greatness. He has a job as a dog walker. His other interests include reading poetry, playing chess and basketball, and following horse racing, at school, he enters an empty classroom looking for chalk, sees a girl inside practicing ballet, and is instantly smitten with her beauty. They talk briefly, but he is flustered and completely forgets to ask her name and he later finds out she is a new student named Susan Rollins, and that she is older than him and in a higher grade. However, Jeremy decides not to call after seeing her walking with an older boy. Shortly afterwards, Susan attends a recital where Jeremy plays the cello as a featured soloist. She is impressed by his playing and congratulates him afterwards, motivating him to call her. On their first date, Jeremy finds out that Susans mother is dead, Jeremy confides to Ralph that he is falling in love. One rainy afternoon while playing chess in Jeremys room, Susan and Jeremy profess their love for each other and then make love for the first time. Susan then returns home, only to find that her father has offered a better job back in Detroit, so they will be leaving New York immediately. The next day a tearful Susan tells Jeremy the news and he is likewise stunned and he tries to reach out to both his father and Ralph to talk with them about his feelings, but neither one is receptive. In the end, Susan and Jeremy sadly say goodbye at the airport and she departs, according to author John Minahan, the film was based on his novel Jeremy which he began writing in 1972. He shared a draft with his friend Arthur Barron, who was then a screenwriting instructor at Columbia University. Kastner contended that Barron had been contracted as co-writer and co-director, United Artists remained neutral, saying the dispute was between Brooks and Kastner. New York Times film critic Roger Greenspun wrote that it seems fair to suggest that, in whatever proportion, in the end, Brooks received full credit only for composing the theme song Blue Balloon, although The New York Times continued to recognize his directorial claim. Jeremy marked the acting and film debut of Glynnis OConnor
19. Like Mom, Like Me – Like Mom, Like Me is a 1978 television film directed by Michael Pressman. The film was based on the novel of the name written by Sheila Schwartz. Althea is the mother of teenager Jennifer, altheas husband leaves her, this has a horrible influence on her relationship with her daughter. When Althea starts to date other men, Jennifer cant accept this, meanwhile, Althea is irritated by Jennifer taking over her own habits
20. Liz & Dick – Liz & Dick is a 2012 biographical television film chronicling the relationship of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It was directed by Lloyd Kramer, written by Christopher Monger, the film stars Lindsay Lohan as Taylor and Grant Bowler as Burton. It premiered on Lifetime on November 25,2012, throughout Liz & Dick, Elizabeth and Richard appear in a dark room and reminisce about their life together. On August 5,1984 in Celigny, Switzerland, an elderly Richard is writing what would be his last letter to Elizabeth and he then finishes the letter and goes to rest. In July 1961, Richard flies to Rome, Italy to begin filming as Mark Antony in Cleopatra and he tries to compliment her but it comes off as rude. Later he goes to a restaurant where Elizabeth is dining and attempts to make her like him, again he comes off as rude and his wife Sybil is suspicious of his intentions. Later, during filming of Cleopatra, Elizabeth has a change of heart, however, she accuses him of trying to seduce her. Eventually they succumb to their attractions and begin an affair that soon makes national news. Later, during a gathering, Richard publicly asks Elizabeth whether she loves him or her husband. She confesses that she loves him more and splits from Eddie, Richard showers Elizabeth with expensive jewels in Rome, but returns to Sybil after she attempts suicide, Richard and Elizabeth part ways after Sybil refuses to divorce him. Elizabeth is briefly hospitalized for overdosing on pills and Cleopatras filming ends bitterly, three months later, Elizabeth is relaxing in Gstaad, Switzerland with her family, but feels bored. She meets up with Richard and they resume their affair, when she learns that Richard will be filming The V. I. P. s with Sophia Loren, she convinces the films director Anthony Asquith to fire Loren and hire her, which he eventually does. The relationship is derailed again when Sybil and Eddie refuse to divorce them and they are heavily criticized by the media, their union is labeled erotic vagrancy by The Vatican. Eddie divorces Elizabeth, who marries Richard in March 1964, the couple sign on to film Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. in which their characters have long arguments, as they do. Richard is saddened after missing out on an Academy Award for the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Elizabeth begins gaining weight and becomes insecure. They are both Academy Award-nominated for their roles in Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf, but only Elizabeth wins, causing Richard to become hostile again. To escape the media, the travel to Portofino, Rome and buy a yacht. He makes a remark about her pudgy fingers and promptly apologizes and she asks him to buy her a ring and he purchases a 69-carat diamond which becomes known as The Taylor-Burton Diamond
21. The Long Way Home (1997 film) – The Long Way Home is a 1997 American documentary film directed by Mark Jonathan Harris. It depicts the plight of Jewish refugees after World War II that contributed to the creation of the State of Israel, the films emphasis is on the pitiful conditions for Jewish refugees in Europe after the war, as antisemitism was still rife and poverty was common. It also shows how emigration to the British Mandate of Palestine became a goal for many, but that British immigration rules often resulted in them being detained in camps in Cyprus. The eventual formation of the State of Israel is then shown, the Long Way Home is narrated by Morgan Freeman and features the voices of Edward Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau, Miriam Margolyes, David Paymer, Nina Siemaszko, Helen Slater, and Michael York. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1998, list of Holocaust films The Long Way Home at the Internet Movie Database The Long Way Home at AllMovie The Long Way Home at Rotten Tomatoes
22. Micki & Maude – Micki & Maude is a 1984 American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Dudley Moore. It co-stars Tony Award-winning actress and dancer Ann Reinking as Micki, with the exception of appearances as herself, as in the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom in 2005, this has been Reinkings last film role as of 2016. The film co-stars Wallace Shawn and includes two scenes with wrestler André the Giant in which he is introduced by his own name, unlike their later roles in The Princess Bride, the two do not appear together onscreen. This film was remade in Tamil as Rettai Vaal Kuruvi starring Mohan, Archana, and Rathika Sarathkumar and it was also remade in Malayalam as Paavakoothu starring Jayaram, Parvathy and Ranjini. Rob Salinger is a television reporter. He is happily married to Micki, a lawyer who is a candidate to become a judge, Rob wants a child badly, but Micki decides to postpone having children in order to better pursue her new career opportunity. On an assignment, Rob interviews a young cellist, Maude Guillory and he is smitten with her and begins a relationship without telling her that hes married. When she becomes pregnant, Maude and her father, professional wrestler Barkhas Guillory begin to plan her wedding to Rob, Rob prepares to face the music, confess to Micki and get a divorce. But before he can reveal his affair with Maude, Micki stuns him by announcing that she, with his television boss Leo covering for him, he sees one wife during the daytime and the other at night, using work as an excuse. He gets away with it until the fates collide, Micki and Maude going into labor at the time, in the same hospital. The two women end up becoming friends, but realizing that Rob had been dishonest with them, they ban Rob from their lives, Rob follows them around, spying on both families from a distance. Eventually Rob reconciles with both Micki and Maude, though it is not clear if the two women are aware he has reconciled with the other. The film ends with the women pursuing their careers, Micki as a judge presiding in a courtroom, the film closes with a shot of Rob in a park years later, with two babies and his six other children he has had over the years with Micki and Maude. Ann Reinking as Micki Amy Irving as Maude Guillory Dudley Moore as Rob Salinger Richard Mulligan as Leo George Gaynes as Dr. Glztszki Wallace Shawn as Dr, the film was also Golden Globe-nominated for Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. Micki & Maude at the Internet Movie Database Micki & Maude at the TCM Movie Database Micki & Maude at AllMovie Micki & Maude at Rotten Tomatoes Micki & Maude at Box Office Mojo
23. The Mists of Avalon (miniseries) – The Mists of Avalon is a 2001 miniseries based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The first episode was the original movie on basic cable in the summer of 2001. The film begins with a battered, dirty, and injured Morgaine riding in a boat through a misty river. Most of the film is a reflection through her eyes, with Morgaine as narrator, in the beginning of the film, the Saxons are invading Britain. Morgaine is eight-years-old, living with her pagan mother Igraine and Christian father Gorlois, igraines younger sister, Morgause, lives with them too. Igraine is distressed after being told that the child not be Gorlois. Merlin explains that the father of the king would be wearing a dragon on his arm. Suddenly, little Morgaine has a vision, seeing her father dead, Viviane is pleased yet concerned that Morgaine has the Sight, as this gift so revered by her people is considered evil and unnatural by the Christians. Soon, Igraine and Gorlois, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, are invited to a feast with the High King, Ambrosius, in storms Uther Pendragon, a dashing and rugged man. Igraine is immediately drawn to him, and therefore Gorlois soon antagonizes Uther, however, as soon as Igraine sees Uther extend his arm, revealing the dragon of the prophecy, Igraine is flustered and leaves the Great Hall. Uther pursues her outside, where she attempts to be cold, Uther expresses that he, as a Pagan, knew something bonded them before they even met. Gorlois interrupts the meeting, announcing out of jealousy that Uther was named the High Kings successor, later, after Uther is crowned, Gorlois sets his army up outside of Uthers camp to kill Uther. Viviane sends Igraine a vision and tells her she can still save Uther, Igraine sends her out to Uther. A battle between Gorlois and Uther ensues, and Igraine faints and she is caught, but is released after a man in armor and Merlin approach the gates. A guard asks to see the mans face, and Merlin puts a charm on the man to make him appear as Gorlois. At first, Morgaine is thankful her father is alive, but she noticed the dragon of the mans arm, later, she is waiting for her fathers body to come home. Morgause says that Gorlois is upstairs sleeping with Igraine, but Morgaine tells Morgause that her father is dead, Gorlois corpse then arrives, and Igraine is shell shocked. Uther emerges in his true form, Morgause, however, ignores the drama, as the man who delivered Gorlois body, King Lot of Orkney, takes notice of her, and she falls in love
24. Moment by Moment – Moment by Moment is a 1978 American romantic drama film written and directed by Jane Wagner and starring Lily Tomlin and John Travolta. It was produced by Robert Stigwood and released by Universal Pictures on December 22,1978, the film was shot in Malibu, California from April to July 1978 and also marked the end of Travoltas three-film contract with Stigwood, following Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Trisha Rawlings is a wealthy, middle-aged Beverly Hills socialite suffering from loneliness following a separation from her philandering husband Stu. One day at a pharmacy, she meets Vick Strip Sunset and he develops an infatuation with her, following Trisha to her Malibu beach house, hanging around despite her cold demeanor and offering her pills in an attempt to woo her. Trisha is initially annoyed by Strips forwardness but eventually reciprocates his affections, when he leaves her house, she goes after him and they have lunch together. This officially begins their relationship, which proves to be rocky and she enjoys time spent with him, but the difference in age and class has her feeling a sense of shame. When they attend an exhibition together, they run into Stu. Once Trisha and Strip return home, they argue over their relationship, Strip leaves, but Trisha tracks him down and they reconcile. Despite the films poor reputation, its song was a considerable hit for singer Yvonne Elliman. During filming of Moment by Moment, a Los Angeles magazine reported from the set at the time, The chemistry between Tomlin and Travolta began to rival that between Menachem Begin and Yassar Arafat. A crew staff was also quoted saying, Two weeks into the shooting on location in Malibu and it was like being on the voyage of the damned. Two years after its release, Lily Tomlin said of the experience, John and we thought it was a sweet, small, lightly funny movie. We were not prepared for what others thought and its the one thing that all performers live in fear of - total failure. And when it happens and you survive, I think youre probably in a better place. It made me place more importance on the experience of working with artists than on the reaction of critics or the public. The film remains a classic, with a reputation sufficient to have prompted Mystery Science Theater 3000 producers to try to obtain the rights necessary to broadcast it. Moment by Moment at the Internet Movie Database Moment by Moment at the TCM Movie Database Moment by Moment at AllMovie Moment by Moment at Box Office Mojo Moment by Moment at Rotten Tomatoes
25. Mr. Mom – The film was written by John Hughes. Mr. Mom tells the story of a Detroit, Michigan auto engineer who is married and has three young children and he is forced to change places with his wife after his job is cut and he is furloughed. His wife quickly lands a job, returning to the business as an executive at a big advertising agency. Becoming a stay-at-home dad, he discovers just how tough and rewarding a job it is being a full-time parent, Jack discovers that childcare and house maintenance is a complex juggling act and his initial struggles in daily errands gains the attention and company of other neighborhood housewives. Simultaneously, he feels threatened by Carolines responsibilities and work-life as a fast climbing ad executive, however, during a tense agency pitch to a hard-to-please key client, Carolines insight as a budget-conscious housewife proves to be invaluable. He lectures them on dirty practices and storms out, the neighborhood housewives surprise him and he finds himself accompanying them to a strip club where he is hit on by a gay dancer there. He and Caroline find themselves fending off the advances of others. Carolines boss, Ron Richardson, tries to convince her to leave Jack and marry him, while Joan continues to try, after a successful commercial shoot in Los Angeles, Caroline relaxes in her hotel bathtub. Ron sneaks into her room with champagne, back home, Jack tries calling her so the kids can talk to her, but Ron answers. He hangs up, leading Jack to think shes having an affair with him, Caroline fends off Rons attempts and quits her job. The next day dawns with repair people in the home to fix a broken television, Joan stops by, and while Jack is in the bathroom, she makes herself at home in their bedroom. Realizing that she wants to sleep with him, he begins running reasons he should not have an affair with her, Caroline arrives home unexpectedly, surprising Joan on the bed, and after a confrontation, she leaves. Caroline takes her place on the bed, Jack, not realizing she is home, comes back to the bedroom. They talk over the misunderstandings that occurred concerning Rons and Joans advances, Ron stops by, begging Caroline to come back to his company, as the client thinks that only she can properly handle his account. However, she has missed spending time with her children, Jinx also comes begging for Jack to return to work. He had made too many cuts in his team and is now in danger of losing his job. Alex says something to his father while Jinx is talking and Jinx yells at him and he accepts his old job on the condition that Larry and Stan join him. On the newly repaired TV, the national commercial Caroline helped produce is being broadcast, one day Hughes told Shuler about a disastrous experience he had looking after his two children in the absence of his wife, which Shuler found hilarious
26. Obsessed (1992 film) – Obsessed is a 1992 television film directed by Jonathan Sanger and written by David Peckinpah. Lorie Brindel is a marine surveyor who is attracted to older men, including one of her clients, Ed Bledsoe. After some flirting during her assessment of his yacht, they begin to date, while he is away on a business trip, Lorie moves in without asking. Although unhappy about it, he relents and allows her to stay. As times passes, Lorie becomes more controlling of her romance with Ed, Lorie soon completely unravels from Eds lack of commitment, and she cannot stand it when he chooses a golf tournament with some friends over her romantic weekend. Ed, never sure about their relationship in the first place, decides hes had enough, Lorie cannot accept its over and believes its just a lovers spat that will ultimately result in marriage. She calls at night, begging for another chance, but is refused, though he denies any intention to see her, Ed checks up on Lorie and punches out a man who was harassing her. Feeling trapped, Ed entertains and eventually sleeps with Lorie again and he resolves to break it off the next day, but she calls throughout the night, phoning everyone she knows when he doesnt answer. Andie, Eds daughter, convinces him to be harsh, rejected, Lorie tries to commit suicide. Ed feels guilty and visits the hospital to make sure shes stable, in the doctors office, Lorie describes to a psychiatrist what she thinks would have been the perfect romance, but is ultimately released. Lorie becomes increasingly unstable, following Ed and threatening to destroy his possessions and she blows up his boat, and Ed finally reports her. However, the police are unable to help without proof, Lorie is fired from her job due to her behavior, which she blames on Ed. At his house, she takes his handgun and waits and she then holds Andie hostage where Lorie tells her about her unhappy childhood and about how her own father neglected and abandoned her. As a result, Lorie then developed an attraction to older men whom she tries to mold each one in the image of her absent father. When Ed arrives, Lorie threatens to kill Andie despite pleas from Ed to lower the gun, Ed attacks and almost chokes Lorie to death before being pulled off by his daughter. Lorie is taken to another office but is hostile and refuses to cooperate. When she is led away to be committed to a mental hospital, in the final scene, set one year later, Ed has purchased a new yacht. He is now dating Louise and sees her as the best thing ever happened to him
27. Old Gringo – Old Gringo is a 1989 American romantic adventure film starring Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck and Jimmy Smits. It was directed by Luis Puenzo and co-written with Aída Bortnik, the film was screened out of competition at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. American schoolteacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to work as a governess for the Miranda family, mexicans transporting her from Chihuahua, secretly soldiers of Pancho Villas army, use her luggage to smuggle weapons to the servants at the Miranda hacienda. The servants in turn aid the attacking army of General Tomas Arroyo. After the Miranda hacienda is taken, Winslow becomes romantically attracted alternately to Bierce and then Arroyo. Bierce has come to Mexico to die in anonymity, he feels that his fifty years as a writer have won him praise only for his style, Arroyo, by contrast, has returned to the hacienda where he was born. His father was a Miranda who had raped his peasant mother, later in his youth, Arroyo murdered his father. While his army enjoys previously unknown luxuries on the palatial estate. Transfixed by childhood memories of his buried there, he fails to move his army when ordered by Villa. To bring Arroyo to his senses and avert a mutiny of his officers, Arroyo responds by shooting Bierce in the back, killing him. Winslow goes to the U. S. embassy in Mexico to claim Bierces body and she claims that he was her long-lost father. This puts Villa in a predicament because a U. S. citizen was murdered by one of his generals and she signs the statement, is provided with the coffin bearing Bierces body, and witnesses the execution of Arroyo. Jane Fonda received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress for her performance in the film, Old Gringo at the Internet Movie Database Old Gringo at AllMovie Old Gringo at Box Office Mojo
28. Oliver's Story (film) – Olivers Story is a 1978 American romantic drama film and a sequel to Love Story based on a novel by Erich Segal published a year earlier. It was directed by John Korty and again starred Ryan ONeal, the original music score was composed by Lee Holdridge and Francis Lai. It was released by Paramount Pictures on December 15,1978 and this films promotional tagline is, It takes someone very special to help you forget someone very special. Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his young wife Jenny, who succumbed to leukemia. As he tries to himself in his work as a lawyer. Olivers inconsolable grief begins to alienate those around him, at least until he finds new love with Marcie Bonwit, a number of scenes were filmed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Stanley Woolen Mill in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, and other locations in that community were used for this film, Olivers law offices were those occupied at the time by the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. The Bonwit Teller store in Eastchester, N. Y. was also used as a shoot location. Dienhart Sully Boyar – Mr. Gentilano Swoosie Kurtz – Gwen Simpson Meg Mundy – Mrs. Barrett Beatrice Winde – Waltereen Ryan ONeal was offered a reported $3 million for his role and he originally turned it down, saying he was unhappy with the script. It was just a rehash of the book, which hadnt interested me, I just dont think Segal did a good job of catching him. Oliver is a hard guy to follow. He changed his mind after director John Korty rewrote the script, ONeal says he was paid less than $3 million, although he received $1 million up front and a share of the profits. ONeal says that Candice Bergen was reluctant to appear in the film, John Marley did not reprise his role as Ali MacGraws father from the original. He and Paramount had come to terms on money but not billing, unlike the original film, Olivers Story was poorly reviewed and was not successful at the box office. The film currently holds a 20% Rotten rating with a score of 4. 1/10 at Rotten Tomatoes. ONeal thought a major reason behind the failure was the fact the character played by Nicola Pagett was cut out of the last third. Olivers Story soundtrack was released on vinyl and cassette tape by ABC Records in December 1978