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When Every Day Was the Fourth of July is a 1978 American made-for-television drama film about a Jewish-American family in 1937 Bridgeport, Connecticut. Narrated in first person flashback, the story follows a 12-year-old boy, the film was written and directed by Dan Curtis, and stars Dean Jones, Geoffrey Lewis, Chris Petersen, and Katy Kurtzman. It was followed by the 1980 ABC television movie sequel The Long Days of Summer, when Snowman finds himself accused of a terrible murder, believing him to be innocent, convinces her successful attorney father, Ed Cooper to defend him. Albert Cavanaugh, the Snowman Scott Brady, officer Michael Doyle Ronnie Claire Edwards. Judge Henry J. Wheeler Moosie Drier, harold J. Red Doyle Michael Durrell. Narrator Although fictionalized, Dan Curtis wrote the story based on his own growing up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 17 years old at the time of filming, this would be Sheas final role before leaving show business, matt Groening has stated that his first job in Los Angeles was as an extra in this film.
Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Juliette Lewis, and features cameos from Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, and Martin Balsam and it was Pecks final theatrical film. The film was acclaimed and received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor. Sam Bowden is a lawyer in the vicinity of Wilmington, North Carolina, Max Cady is a former client whom Bowden defended 14 years earlier when he was working as a public defender in Atlanta. Cady was tried for the violent rape and battery of a young woman, appalled by Cadys crime, buried evidence that might have lightened Cadys sentence or even secured his acquittal. Cady subsequently studied law in prison and assumed his own defense, after his release from prison, Cady tracks down Bowden and hints he has learned about Bowden burying the report. Several incidents involving Cady impact the Bowden family, which consists of Bowdens wife Leigh, Bowden attempts to have Cady arrested, but police lieutenant Elgart, says there is no evidence of a crime.
At a bar, Cady meets Lori Davis, a colleague of Bowden with whom she might be having a love affair, at her house, Cady cuffs her hands behind her back, breaks her arm and rapes her. Lori refuses to press charges, ashamed of what happened, Bowden hires private investigator Claude Kersek to follow Cady. Cady next approaches Danielle at her school by impersonating her new drama teacher, Bowden warns him to leave his family and him alone or suffer the consequences. Cady secretly tapes the conversation with a hidden recorder, Kersek persuades Bowden to hire three men to beat Cady and intimidate him, but as Bowden watches from a hiding place, Cady turns the tide on his attackers and viciously beats them. Cady uses the recording of Bowdens threat and a display of his own injuries to file for a restraining order against Bowden. Cadys new lawyer, Lee Heller, files a complaint with the North Carolina State Bar, Kersek reasons that Cady may try to enter the Bowden house during Bowdens appearance at a bar hearing out of town.
They fake Bowdens departure and hide in the house, hoping that Cady will break in so that he can be shot in self-defense, Cady kills Kersek and the housekeeper before escaping. Bowden and Danielle discover the bodies, they flee to their houseboat, which is docked upstate along Cape Fear. Cady follows them by tying himself to the chassis of their car and he attacks the family on the boat and tying up Bowden, and prepares to rape Leigh and Danielle while making Bowden watch. Danielle sprays Cady with lighter fluid while he lights a cigar, engulfing him in flames, Cady clings to a rope and pulls himself back on board. As the boat is rocked by a violent thunderstorm, a badly burned Cady confronts Bowden with a mock trial, the storm knocks him off his feet, allowing Bowden to gain the upper hand once the women make it to shore
Ill Always Know What You Did Last Summer is a 2006 American slasher film. Released direct-to-video, the film is the third and final installment of the I Know What You Did Last Summer series, the film instead takes the basic myth of the series and starts it over with a new set of characters. Ill Always Know What You Did Last Summer was released on DVD, Amber Williams, her boyfriend Colby Patterson and her friends Zoe, and PJ stage a prank at the town carnival. Roger impersonates the Fisherman killer, with the hook Roger says Ben Willis originally used, they see everyone staring at PJs body impaled on a pipe. The public believes the Fisherman to be behind it, Colby convinces his friends to burn the evidence and make a pact to keep it secret. One year later, Amber returns to town to discover that Colby never left to pursue his scholarship and she goes up to the mountains where she encounters one of the officers who witnessed the accident, Deputy Haffner. Later that night, Amber awakens to a sound, and receives 50 text messages reading I know what you did last summer and she drives to Zoes shack to find her band rehearsing for a concert.
Zoe allows her to sleep there for the night, the next day they find Roger fixing ski-lift gondolas and Colby working as a lifeguard at a public pool, but they angrily dismiss them when told about the messages. Amber is attacked on a ski-lift by someone wielding the hook, that night, a drunken Roger contemplates suicide while pulling out the hook from the prank, which he had salvaged from the fire. When he investigates a noise, he is attacked by the Fisherman, Colby goes to Amber and Zoe telling them that he believes them. They go to warn Roger and find him dead along with a suicide note, Deputy Haffner shows up, accusing them of the murder, until he reads the suicide note. After their statements, they return to Ambers house to find pictures of them from the school yearbook sliced up. They all stay at Zoes place again and find Lance outside and they agree to stay together for safety. Colby goes to the pool to do some laps after his shift, and is hooked in the ankle by the Fisherman, the night of Zoes concert, now on crutches, sneaks off to get drunk.
After Zoes performance and Lance go back to congratulate her but are attacked, Zoe is stabbed in the stomach and thrown over a balcony to her death. As Amber and Lance make their way up to the balcony to find Zoes corpse, P. Js dad, the Fisherman attacks Colby in the kitchen, who grabs a butcher knife and stabs the Fisherman in the back, but he appears completely unharmed. Colby flees but the Fisherman breaks through a window and hooks him in the mouth, Deputy Haffner reveals that Roger told him about the accident, arrests Amber and Lance and escorts them to his jeep, in the back lies Zoes body. The Fisherman advances towards Haffner, who shoots him several times and Lance get into the car and run the fisherman down
Miss Firecracker is a 1989 comedy film directed by Thomas Schlamme. It stars Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard, the film, set in Yazoo City, was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley and is based on her 1984 play, The Miss Firecracker Contest. Carnelle enters the Miss Firecracker beauty pageant which her hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi stages every Fourth of July, Carnelle was taken in as a waif by her genteel cousins after the death of her mother and grows up promiscuous, brash and lacking in grace. Few expect she can win, her closest friends and relatives think she is heading for a big disappointment, Elain returns to the town to give a speech at the pageant after a breakup with her husband. Carnelle insists Elain let her wear the red dress in which she won the contest, Elain delays giving Carnelle the dress and makes excuses as to why she cannot have it, while pretending to be supportive. Carnelle surprisingly gets on the shortlist for the pageant when one of the other pulls out.
Without a red dress she breaks into a room in the house previously occupied by a sick relative. She comes last at the final and is frustrated by her failure, back at the house she discovers Elain had brought the dress with her all along and had been lying to her. She confronts Elain about this, realizing the pageant is not the most important thing after all, leaves the house and goes to the town observatory and watches the pageant fireworks display. Biggs Bert Remsen as Mr. Morton Angela Turner as Caroline Jefferson Costing US$4 million, Miss Firecracker was the first production for Corsair Pictures, scheduled for February 1989, it was released on April 28 of that year and grossed US$1.85 million in North America. A VHS release from HBO Home Video followed in November, critical reception was mixed, the film carries a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. List of American films of 1989 Miss Firecracker at the Internet Movie Database
5. Dick (film)
Dick is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming from a script he wrote with Sheryl Longin. It is a parody retelling the events of the Watergate scandal which ended the presidency of Richard Nixon and features several cast members from Saturday Night Live and The Kids in the Hall. Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo are two sweet-natured but somewhat ditzy teenage girls living in Washington D. C. in the early 1970s, betsy comes from a wealthy family in the Georgetown area, while Arlene lives with her widowed mother in an apartment in the Watergate building. One night, on a quest to mail a letter to enter a contest to win a date with teen idol singer Bobby Sherman and they manage to enter and leave through the parking garage by taping the latch of a door, accidentally causing the break-in to be discovered. They are seen by G. Gordon Liddy, who believe to be committing a jewel robbery, they panic. The security guard, startled by the door, calls the police. The next day, while at the White House on a school tour and they dont recognize him, but he recognizes them and instantly becomes suspicious.
He points them out to H. R, the girls are naturally awestruck at being in the same room as Nixon — but more awestruck at being able to play with his dog, which gives Nixon an idea. In order to keep their silence, he appoints them his official dog-walkers, which means they must be admitted repeatedly to the White House. On these visits they accidentally influence major events such as the Vietnam peace process, previously infatuated with Bobby Sherman, now falls equally hard for the president. Just after reading an 18½-minute message of love into his recorder, she plays back another part of the tape and, after hearing his coarse, brutal rantings. When they confront Nixon, he fires and threatens them, the girls now reevaluate what they have learned and decide to reveal everything to the radical muckraking bastards at The Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. So they become informants, two 15-year-old girls are the identity of the famous Deep Throat. Woodward and Bernstein — portrayed as petty and incompetent — are naturally skeptical of the two girls.
To make matters worse, their only piece of physical evidence, eventually pushed to the limit after being chased by the Watergate plumbers, the girls decide to take action, sneaking into Haldemans house, they manage to find and steal a crucial tape recording. They give a transcription of it to Woodward and Bernstein thus ending Nixons political career, finds Arlenes message on his tape and erases it, reasoning that hed be crucified if it was perceived that he had an affair with a 15-year-old girl. After the resignation, as Nixons helicopter flies over Betsys house, writers Andrew Fleming and Sheryl Longin attempted to write several different scripts with teenage girls as protagonists. The idea of using the Watergate scandal came from a real-life experience Longin had with Nixon when her family stayed at the hotel as Nixon
I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Jim Gillespie. The film is based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film draws inspiration from the legend known as The Hook. The film stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr. with Anne Heche, Bridgette Wilson, and Johnny Galecki appearing in supporting roles. I Know What You Did Last Summer centers on four friends who are being stalked by a killer, the film was directed by Jim Gillespie, from a screenplay written by Kevin Williamson, writer of Scream. I Know What You Did Last Summer received mixed reviews from critics and it was nominated for and won multiple awards. As a result, the film has been parodied and referenced in popular culture, the film was followed by two sequels, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and the straight-to-DVD release Ill Always Know What You Did Last Summer. On the Fourth of July, four recent high-school graduates — Julie, her boyfriend Ray, Julies best friend Helen, while driving, Ray becomes distracted, hitting a pedestrian.
Julie convinces him everything is okay, so he leaves, the group decides to dispose of the body. At the docks, the man revives, but falls into the water, a year later, Julie is home from college for the summer. She receives a letter stating, I know what you did last summer and she tells Barry and Helen about the note, Barry suspects Max. The trio go to the docks where Max works as a fisherman, Barry threatens Max with a hook. Julie discovers that Ray works there, he tries reconciling with Julie and that evening, Max is secretly killed by a figure in a rain slicker wielding a hook. Barry discovers a note in his gym locker containing a picture of his car, going outside, Barry is almost run over by the slicker-wearing figure, driving Barrys car. Julie believes that the person they hit was David Egan, Ray still suspects Max, while Julie and Helen think the killer may be a relative of Egans. They head out to the Egan home and they find Davids sister Missy, who explains that Davids death devastated their family.
Missy tells them that a classmate, Billy Blue, paid his respects after David died, as Helen prepares for the Fourth of July parade. The killer sneaks into her house, cuts off her hair and writes, as Julie rushes to Helens house, she finds Maxs corpse in her trunk
The Gypsy Moths is a 1969 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by James Drought and directed by John Frankenheimer. The film tells the story of three barnstorming skydivers and their effect on a Midwestern American town, focusing on the differences in values between the folk and the hard-living skydivers. The Gypsy Moths starred Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr, the film features Gene Hackman. Kerr had worked previously with Lancaster in From Here to Eternity, the film had the only nude love scene in her movie career. A skydiving team called the Gypsy Moths visits a town in Kansas to put on a show. Their leader, Mike Rettig, is accompanied by his partners, Joe Browdy, the skydivers stay at the home of Malcolms uncle and aunt and Elizabeth Brandon. Distractions begin almost immediately when Mike becomes romantically involved with Elizabeth, Malcolm falls for local student Annie Burke, a boarder in the Brandon house, while Joe takes an interest in a topless dancer. Mike eventually asks Elizabeth to leave town with him, but she declines, during the next skydiving exhibition, Mike intends to do a spectacular cape jump stunt, but fails to pull the ripcord, and hits the ground at over 200 miles per hour.
Although nobody wants to discuss it, there is a suspicion that he committed suicide and that night, Annie consoles Malcolm, and they make love. Before the team leaves for good, they have to bury Mike, to pay for the funeral, Malcolm does the same stunt that killed Mike. He leaves by train that night without attending Mikes funeral, the remarkable aerial sequences in The Gypsy Moths were filmed at 12 locations in and around Benton, with a Howard DGA-15 used as the jump ship, flown by David Llorente. Hackman, after decoding the DGA designation, jokes that Youre much better off jumping out of it, than taking a chance on landing it. At the time, the sport of skydiving was in its infancy, yet the featured a extreme variation of the sport, the use of batwings. Todd Higley, a prominent skydiver in the Seattle area today, was a key advisor and stunt double for Lancaster. John Phillip Law was originally in the cast, but Scott Wilson replaced him after Law broke his wrist, the Gypsy Moths ran in limited release in the U. S. and saw few theaters giving it extended showings.
Only in Hollywood could dealing with studio executives be more frightening than jumping out of an airplane into free fall. Unfortunately, there isnt that much skydiving, after its initial showings, the film was lengthened to 110 minutes and the rating changed to R. As soon as it appeared, The Gypsy Moths disappeared, not getting an audience, director Frankenheimer claimed the film did not get enough attention as his thrillers, like Seconds and The Manchurian Candidate
Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction action film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. The film focuses on disparate groups of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a attack by an extraterrestrial race of unknown origin. Along with the rest of the world, they launch a counterattack on July 4 – Independence Day in the United States. While promoting Stargate in Europe, Emmerich came up with the idea for the film when fielding a question about his own belief in the existence of alien life. He and Dean Devlin decided to incorporate a large-scale attack having noticed that aliens in most invasion films travel long distances in space only to remain hidden when reaching Earth. Shooting began in July 1995 in New York City, and the film was completed on June 20,1996. The film grossed over $817.4 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1996, and briefly, as of June 2016, it ranks 55th on the list of highest-grossing films, and was at the forefront of the large-scale disaster film and sci-fi resurgence of the mid-1990s.
The film has an rating of 61% on Rotten Tomatoes. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, a sequel, Independence Day, was released on June 24,2016. David Levinson, an MIT-trained satellite technician, decodes a signal embedded in the satellite transmissions that he determines is a timer counting down to a coordinated attack. Whitmore, the Levinsons, and a few others narrowly escape aboard Air Force One as the capital is destroyed, on July 3, international leaders begin ordering individual counterattacks. Their aviation forces attack destroyer ships positioned above the ruins of the cities, each destroyer launches a swarm of attack fighters, which wipe out the human fighter squadrons. He subdues the injured pilot and flags down a convoy of refugees. They transport the alien to nearby Area 51 where Whitmores group has landed. Area 51 houses the refurbished alien fighter and three alien corpses recovered from the crash, when eccentric scientist Brackish Okun examines the alien captured by Hiller, it regains consciousness and attacks.
It telepathically invades Okuns mind and uses his vocal cords to communicate with Whitmore before launching an attack against him. Whitmore sees visions of the plans, their entire civilization travels from planet to planet, exterminating all indigenous life. On July 4, Levinson demonstrates that the key to defeating the aliens lies in deactivating their force fields and he proposes using the refurbished alien fighter to implement the plan, which Hiller volunteers to pilot
Holiday Inn is a 1942 American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. With music by Irving Berlin, the composer wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the film features the complete reuse of Easter Parade, written by Berlin for the 1933 Broadway revue As Thousands Cheer. The films choreography was by Danny Dare, the film received a 1943 Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Score and Best Original Story. Jim Hardy, Ted Hanover, and Lila Dixon have a musical act popular in the New York City nightlife scene, on Christmas Eve, Jim prepares to give his last performance as part of the act before marrying Lila and retiring with her to a farm in Connecticut. At the last minute, Lila decides she is not ready to stop performing, and she tells Jim that she will stay on as Teds dancing partner. While heartbroken, Jim follows through with his plan and bids the act goodbye, one year on Christmas Eve, Jim is back in New York City.
Farm life has proven difficult, he plans to turn his farm into an entertainment venue called Holiday Inn and his agent Danny Reed scoff at the plan, but wish him luck. Later, at the flower shop while ordering flowers for Lila from Ted, Danny is accosted by employee Linda Mason who recognizes him as a talent agent. Danny refers her to Holiday Inn and gives her a pass to Teds club and that night, Linda sits at the performers table with Jim, who pretends he owns a big club and isnt sure he could use an act like Hanover and Dixon. Linda pretends shes a celebrity and friend of Teds, escapes when the two come to Jims table. The next morning, Christmas Day, Linda arrives at Holiday Inn, Jim is preparing the place for New Years Eve, and they take to each other immediately. Jim sings her his new song, White Christmas, which he would have performed had the inn been open that night, that week, on New Years Eve, Holiday Inn opens to a packed house. Meanwhile, in New York City, Ted learns that Lila is leaving him for a Texas millionaire, drinking heavily, he drives up to Holiday Inn to talk with Jim, arriving at midnight.
While wandering aimlessly across the floor, Ted sees Linda. They dance, with Ted bringing down the house despite his inebriated state, Danny arrives just as the dance ends and is ecstatic that Ted found a new partner. The next morning, Ted remembers very little and doesnt remember Linda at all, Jim doesnt say anything and hides Linda away, afraid that Ted will steal her away from the inn. At the next performance, Lincolns Birthday and Danny return to Holiday Inn in search of Linda, Jim is ready for them and decides to run the nights big minstrel show number Abraham with disguised performers, including Linda, in an effort to foil the search. While applying Lindas blackface makeup, Jim asks if she stay with him between holidays, and Linda takes this as a proposal
Live Free or Die Hard is a 2007 American action film, and the fourth installment in the Die Hard film series. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane, the films name was adapted from New Hampshires state motto, Live Free or Die. McClane is attempting to stop terrorists who hack into government. The film was based on the 1997 article A Farewell to Arms written for Wired magazine by John Carlin, the film was released in the United States on June 27,2007. The project was stalled due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and when production eventually began. A variety of visual effects were used for sequences, even though Wiseman. In separate incidents during filming, both Willis and his stunt double were injured, unlike the prior three films in the series, the U. S. rating was PG-13 rather than R. An unrated version contained more strong profanity and violence not shown in the theatrical version, reviews were positive with an 82% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 69/100 score from Metacritic.
The film earned total international box office receipts of $383.4 million. It debuted at #2 at the U. S. box office, the score for the film was released on July 2,2007. The fifth film in the series, titled A Good Day to Die Hard, was released on February 14,2013, the FBI responds to a brief computer outage at their Cyber-Security Division by tracking down top computer hackers, finding several of them have been killed. The FBI asks New York City Police Department detective John McClane to bring in Matthew Matt Farrell, McClane arrives just in time to save Farrell from assassins working for Mai Linh, who works for her boss and love interest, Thomas Gabriel. En route to Washington, D. C. with McClane, Gabriel orders his own crew of hackers to take control of the transportation grids and stock market, while nationally broadcasting a message threatening the United States. Farrell recognizes this as the start of a sale, an attack designed to target the nations reliance on computer controls. McClane and Farrell are driven to the secure FBI headquarters, McClane takes down the helicopter by launching a police car over a damaged toll booth into it.
Gabriel initiates a second broadcast by showing an explosion of the U. S. Capitol building, causing a public panic. Farrell guesses that his target is likely the power grid. They find a team led by Mai taking over the station, McClane manages to kill all of them, including Mai