Dangerous Touch is a 1994 American erotic thriller film directed by Lou Diamond Phillips and written by Kurt Voss and Phillips. It stars Kate Vernon, it was released direct-to-video on October 12, 1994. Radio therapist Amanda Grace's life turns hellish after she becomes involved with young hustler Mick Burroughs. Mick seduces the radio host in order to get hold of a file she has on a criminal who happens to be one of her patients. Soon, the two are having erotic encounters that include kinky sex, but she gets so caught up in their relationship that she leaves herself wide open to Mick's treachery. Amanda finds her entire career in jeopardy when Mick blackmails her, threatens to show everyone an incriminating videotape of them having sex, which involved a female prostitute, if she doesn't do whatever he says. Kate Vernon as Amanda Grace Lou Diamond Phillips as Mick Burroughs Andrew Divoff as Johnnie Tom Dugan as Freddie Max Gail as Jasper Stone Ira Heiden as Benny Karla Montana as Maria Monique Parent as Nicole Mitch Pileggi as Vince Adam Roarke as Robert Turner Berlinda Tolbert as Sasha T Dangerous Touch on IMDb Dangerous Touch at AllMovie Dangerous Touch at Rotten Tomatoes
New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network, a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, But the network's second corporate headquarters and News headquarters remains in New York City, New York at their broadcast center on 77 West 66th Street in Lincoln Square in Upper West Side Manhattan. Since 2007, when ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations exclusively to television; the fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is nicknamed as "The Alphabet Network", as its initialism represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order. ABC launched as a radio network on October 12, 1943, serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, purchased by Edward J. Noble.
It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS and NBC. In the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop and greenlight many successful series. In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80 percent interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network's corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, television and radio stations. In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC's assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company; the television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States and its territories. Some of the ABC-affiliated stations can be seen in Canada via pay-television providers, certain other affiliates can be received over-the-air in areas within the Canada–United States border.
ABC News provides news and features content for select radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting, which purchased the ABC Radio properties in 2007. In the 1930s, radio in the United States was dominated by three companies: the Columbia Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the National Broadcasting Company; the last was owned by electronics manufacturer Radio Corporation of America, which owned two radio networks that each ran different varieties of programming, NBC Blue and NBC Red. The NBC Blue Network was created in 1927 for the primary purpose of testing new programs on markets of lesser importance than those served by NBC Red, which served the major cities, to test drama series. In 1934, Mutual filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission regarding its difficulties in establishing new stations, in a radio market, being saturated by NBC and CBS. In 1938, the FCC began a series of investigations into the practices of radio networks and published its report on the broadcasting of network radio programs in 1940.
The report recommended that RCA give up control of either NBC NBC Blue. At that time, the NBC Red Network was the principal radio network in the United States and, according to the FCC, RCA was using NBC Blue to eliminate any hint of competition. Having no power over the networks themselves, the FCC established a regulation forbidding licenses to be issued for radio stations if they were affiliated with a network which owned multiple networks that provided content of public interest. Once Mutual's appeals against the FCC were rejected, RCA decided to sell NBC Blue in 1941, gave the mandate to do so to Mark Woods. RCA converted the NBC Blue Network into an independent subsidiary, formally divorcing the operations of NBC Red and NBC Blue on January 8, 1942, with the Blue Network being referred to on-air as either "Blue" or "Blue Network"; the newly separated NBC Red and NBC Blue divided their respective corporate assets. Between 1942 and 1943, Woods offered to sell the entire NBC Blue Network, a package that included leases on landlines, three pending television licenses, 60 affiliates, four operations facilities, contracts with actors, the brand associated with the Blue Network.
Investment firm Dillon, Read & Co. offered $7.5 million to purchase the network, but the offer was rejected by Woods and RCA president David Sarnoff. Edward J. Noble, the owner of Life Savers candy, drugstore chain Rexall and New York City radio station WMCA, purchased the network for $8 million. Due to FCC ownership rules, the transaction, to include the purchase of three RCA stations by Noble, would require him to resell his station with the FCC's approval; the Commission authorized the transaction on October 12, 1943. Soon afterward, the Blue Network was purchased by the new company Noble founded, the American Broadcasting System. Noble subsequently acquired the rights to the American Broadcasting Company name from George B. Storer in 1944. Meanwhile, in August 1944, the West Coast division of the Blue Network, which owned San Francisco radio station KGO, bought Los Angeles station KECA f
Father of the Bride (1991 film)
Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B. D. Wong, Kieran Culkin, it is a remake of the 1950 film of the same name. Martin portrays George Banks, a businessman and owner of an athletic shoe company, when he finds out his daughter is getting married, does not want to give her away, he learns to live with his new son-in-law and realizes that as long as his daughter is happy, he is happy. The film opened to positive reviews, became a major box office success, earning more than four times its budget. With its success, a sequel, Father of the Bride Part II was released in 1995; this was Nancy Meyers and Diane Keaton's second film together, the first being Baby Boom. George Banks is the owner of a successful athletic shoe company called Side Kicks in San Marino, California. George narrates, his 22-year-old daughter Annie, who just graduated from college, returns home from Europe and announces that she is engaged to Bryan MacKenzie, despite their only having known each other for three months.
The sudden shock turns the warm reunion into a heated argument between George and Annie, but they reconcile in time for Bryan to arrive and meet them. Despite Bryan's good financial status and likeable demeanor, George takes an immediate dislike to him while his wife, accepts him as a potential son-in-law. George does not want to let go of his daughter. George and Nina meet Bryan's parents and Joanna MacKenzie who are wealthy and live in a mansion in Bel-Air. John reassures George by expressing how shocked he had been at Bryan's engagement, but George gets into trouble when he begins nosing around and ends up falling into the pool when cornered by the MacKenzies' vicious pet Dobermans. All is forgiven and the Banks family meets with an eccentric European wedding coordinator, Franck Eggelhoffer, where George begins complaining about the price of the extravagant wedding items; the high price and the problems of wedding invitations begin to take their toll on George and he becomes insane. The last straw occurs when his wrongly sized suit, which he had struggled to put on, rips when he bends over.
He ends up causing a disturbance at the supermarket. Fed up with paying for things he doesn't want, he starts removing hot dog buns from their 12-bun packets so as to match the 8-dog packets of hot dogs, he ends up getting arrested, but Nina arrives to bail him out on the condition that he stop ruining the wedding. With help from Nina and Franck, George becomes more relaxed and accepting of the wedding when Annie and Bryan receive rather expensive gifts from extended family members, but the wedding plans are put on hold when they have a fight over a blender Bryan gave her as a gift, which only gets worse when she refuses to believe his story about George's earlier antics. George takes Bryan out for a drink intending to get rid of him for good, but seeing his heartbroken face and genuine claim that he loves Annie, George has a change of heart and accepts him, he confesses to Annie that what happened at the MacKenzies' house was true, she and Bryan reconcile. Despite some last minute problems with the weather, the wedding is prepared one year after Bryan and Annie's first meeting.
They marry and the reception is held at the house, despite a nosy police officer objecting to the number of parked cars in the street. George misses Annie throwing her bouquet and is unable to see her before she and Bryan leave for their honeymoon in Hawaii; the film picks up George's narration from the beginning. Annie calls him from the airport to thank and tell him that she loves him one last time before they board the plane. With the house now empty and the wedding finished, George finds solace with Nina and dances with her. Steve Martin as George Banks Diane Keaton as Nina Banks Kimberly Williams as Annie Banks-MacKenzie Kieran Culkin as Matty Banks George Newbern as Bryan MacKenzie Peter Michael Goetz as John MacKenzie Kate McGregor-Stewart as Joanna MacKenzie Martin Short as Franck Eggelhoffer B. D. Wong as Howard Weinstein Richard Portnow as Al David Pasquesi as Hanck Chauncey Leopardi as Cameron Eugene Levy as Singer at audition Marissa Lefton as 3-year-old Annie Sarah Rose Karr as 7-year-old Annie Amy Young as 12-year-old Annie Ira Heiden as Supermarket Stock Boy Britt Leach as Assistant Manager of Supermarket The film's soundtrack was scored by Alan Silvestri and was influenced by jazz and Christmas instrumentations.
It contains the following tracks: "Main Title" "Annie's Theme" "Drive to Brunch" "Snooping Around" "Pool Cue" "Annie Asleep" "Basketball Kiss" "The Wedding" "Snow Scene" "Nina at the Stairs" "The Big Day" "Annie at the Mirror "Pachelbel Canon" "The Way You Look Tonight" - Alan Silvestri, Dorothy Fields "My Annie's Gone" "The Way You Look Tonight" "End Credits"The following songs are featured in the film: "My Girl" - The Temptations " The Boy I'm Going to Marry" - Darlene Love "Chapel of Love" - The Dixie Cups The film opened to favorable reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 71% of critics gave it a positive rating, based on 42 reviews, with an average score of 6/10, its consensus states that "while it doesn't quite hit the heights of the original, this remake of the 1950 classic is pleasantly enjoyable, thanks in large part to winning performances from Steve Martin and Martin Short." Contras
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (film)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is a 1988 American comedy horror film directed by James Signorelli. Cassandra Peterson plays; the screenplay was written by John Paragon and Sam Egan. Los Angeles TV horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark quits her job after the station's new owner sexually harasses her, she needs $50,000 for the project. Upon learning she is a beneficiary of her deceased great-aunt Morgana, she travels to Fallwell, Massachusetts, to claim the inheritance, which includes a mansion, a recipe book and Morgana's pet poodle, Algonquin. In Fallwell, Elvira's worldly attitude and revealing clothes set the conservative town council against her, but theater operator Bob Redding befriends her. The town's teenagers accept her, to the chagrin of their parents, who consider her a bad influence. Bowling alley owner Patty is interested in Bob, at her late-night gory film festival she was presenting at Bob's theater she succeeds in humiliating Elvira. Elvira struggles to sell the house, so she can depart for Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, she is unaware that her harsh but seemingly-harmless uncle Vincent is a warlock, obsessed with obtaining Morgana's spellbook. Elvira tries to impress Bob with a home-cooked dinner, but mistakenly uses the spellbook as a cookbook and summons a creature that attacks them. Elvira learns that the book was her mother Divana's spellbook, that Morgana hid her to protect her from Vincent; when Elvira tries to unleash the creature against the Morality Club at their picnic, she prepares the brew incorrectly and it instead has an aphrodisiac effect. When Patty confronts Elvira, the resulting fistfight ends up humiliating Patty by revealing that her bra is stuffed. Vincent leads the townspeople in arresting Elvira for witchcraft, still illegal in the state, they decide to burn her at the stake. The teenagers try to free her from jail, but fail and accidentally lock themselves into a different cell. Bob is tied up by Vincent, who takes the book. Algonquin transforms into unties Bob. Elvira is tied to a stake and the fire is lit, but she uses Morgana's ring to summon rain that quenches the fire.
At the mansion and Vincent engage in a magical battle that sets fire to the house. Elvira banishes Vincent to the underworld, while the house and all of the magical artifacts are destroyed; the next day, Elvira prepares to leave town. The townspeople apologize for their behavior, everyone asks Elvira to stay, she kisses Bob but, as she is homeless, she insists. Elvira has inherited Vincent's estate. At a Las Vegas hotel, Elvira performs a lavishly produced musical number. Cassandra Peterson as Elvira / Aunt Morgana Talbot W. Morgan Sheppard as Great-Uncle Vincent Talbot Daniel Greene as Bob Redding Susan Kellermann as Patty Edie McClurg as Chastity Pariah Robert Benedetti as Mr. Calvin Cobb Kurt Fuller as Mr. Glotter Jeff Conaway as Travis William Duell as Lesley Meeker Pat Crawford Brown as Mrs. Meeker Ellen Dunning as Robin Meeker Ira Heiden as Bo Tress MacNeille as anchor woman / voice of Aunt Morgana Talbot Frank Welker as voice of Algonquin The original music score was composed by James B.
Campbell and the soundtrack features the single "I Put a Spell on You" performed by Joanna St. Claire. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval rating of 47% based on reviews from 17 critics, indicating mixed reviews; the film received a Razzie Award nomination for Cassandra Peterson as Worst Actress in 1989, losing to Liza Minnelli for both Arthur 2: On the Rocks and Rent-a-Cop. Fantasporto Best film: 1990Saturn Awards Best Actress: Cassandra Peterson – 1990Golden Raspberry Worst Actress: Cassandra Peterson – 1988Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Picture: 1988 In 2001, The Elvira Movie Company and Media Pro Pictures released Elvira's Haunted Hills, the second film with Peterson in the title role. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark on IMDb Elvira: Mistress of the Dark at AllMovie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark at Box Office Mojo Elvira: Mistress of the Dark at Rotten Tomatoes
Step by Step (TV series)
Step by Step is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons. It ran on ABC as part of its TGIF Friday night lineup from September 20, 1991 to August 15, 1997 moved to CBS, where it aired from September 19, 1997 to June 26, 1998. Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers star as single parents, each with three children, who spontaneously marry during a Jamaican vacation after developing a budding relationship while Frank is Carole’s client, resulting in their becoming the heads of a large blended family. Frank Lambert, a divorced contractor, has three children: John Thomas and Brendan. Carol Foster, a widowed salon owner has three children: Dana and Mark. Both families live in Wisconsin. Frank and Carol marry while vacationing in Jamaica after a whirlwind courtship and Frank plans an identical vacation to “accidentally” run into Carol, they planned to keep their marriage a secret, but Frank accidentally reveals to J. T. they are married during a barbecue he and Carol hold to introduce all the children, leaving them surprised and angry at first.
Each episode depicts typical situations for a new blended family. Family members’ differences cause arguments and resentments, but over time they grow to tolerate and become loyal to one another. Suzanne Somers as Carol Foster-Lambert, the matriarch of the Foster family, who works as a beautician and runs a hair salon out of a room in her house with the cooperation of her mother and sister, Penny. With Frank's help, she opens a bigger studio at a stand-alone location in the sixth season. Staci Keanan as Dana Foster, the eldest child in the Foster family, she is depicted as a wisecracking feminist. She is seen being hostile to the Lamberts J. T. Frank, Cody, she and J. T. do not get along. Angela Watson as Karen Foster, the middle child in the Foster family, she is an aspiring model and sometimes a country singer, is portrayed as vain and not bright, but with frequent moments of level-headedness. Christopher Castile as Mark Foster, the youngest child in the Foster family, until Lily is born, he has a tendency to be timid.
Patrick Duffy as Frank Lambert, the patriarch of the Lambert family, who works as a contractor with his own company. He is laid back and an avid sports fan of the Green Bay Packers. Brandon Call as John Thomas "J. T." Lambert, the oldest child in the Lambert family. He is a slacker, into sports—like his father, he is a Packers fan—and academically challenged, attributed to dyslexia, he resents his new stepfamily Dana. Christine Lakin as Alicia "Al" Lambert, the middle child in the Lambert family, she is a tomboyish, all-American girl, who matures and softens. She is addressed by her nickname, the more masculine name "Al", is referred to as "Alicia". Several episodes during the seventh season centered on her newfound interest in acting, she is hostile to her stepfamily. Josh Byrne as Brendan Lambert, the youngest child in the Lambert family, until Lily is born, he is shy and one of the most accepting of his new stepfamily. He appears less and less as the show progresses after Lily is introduced in the season four episode "A Foster/Lambert Production".
When the show moved from ABC to CBS, he was written out of the series. Sasha Mitchell as Cody Lambert, Frank's nephew who lives in the driveway. Mitchell appears as a recurring cast member in the first season was upgraded to a regular cast member in the second season. Sporting a crew cut and a Valley teen accent, he shows maturity and intelligence belying his dimwitted veneer. Mitchell was written out of the series after the fifth season, he returned as a guest star for one episode in the seventh season. Mitchell played James Beaumont, the nephew of Duffy's character Bobby Ewing in Dallas. Patrika Darbo as Penny Baker, Carol's man-hungry sister, she was written out of the series after the first season. Peggy Rea as Ivy Baker, Carol's outspoken mother, she was written out of the series after the first season. Emily Mae Young as Lily Foster-Lambert and Carol's biological child. Lily is introduced in the season four episode "A Foster/Lambert Production". Depicted as a baby, her age is retconned to five in the sixth season after she is SORASed.
For her age, she is always asking questions of everyone. Jason Marsden as Rich Halke, J. T.'s best friend. He is depicted as being both a slacker and a devoted person, he began dating Dana in the sixth season. He was named after Richard P. Halke, who served a member of the series' writing staff from seasons one through three, served as a story editor during the third one. In his one appearance in the latter he plays a guy named Doug. Jeff Juday as Jake "Flash" Gordon, a goofy, but well-meaning handyman hired by Frank towards the end of the fifth season, he joins the family on their trip to Walt Disney World. In the fifth season finale and Carol invite him to move in with them, which he accepts. Afterwards, he is never mentioned again. According to Jeff Juday, Flash was written in as a replacement for Cody; the following season, Flash was replaced b
Zapped Again!, directed by Doug Campbell, is a 1990 American direct-to-video science fiction comedy film and is a sequel to Zapped!. It is marketed with the tagline "Emerson High has raised more than its academic standards." Kevin Matthews, becomes a new pupil at Ralph Waldo Emerson High School. Rejected by the trendy Key Club, he instead joins the Science Club. There he accidentally discovers a number of vials, made by former student, Barney Springboro from the original film behind a hidden panel in the lab and after drinking the contents develops psychokinetic powers, he amuses himself by lifting girls' dresses and humiliating the Key Club jocks, becoming popular in the process. But the Key Club plots a cruel revenge. Zapped Again! on IMDb Zapped Again! at AllMovie