New Jersey Drive
New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about joy riding working class teenagers in 1990s Newark, New Jersey, known as the car theft capital of the world. The film stars Sharron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, and Saul Stein, the film was directed and written by Nick Gomez, produced by Larry Meistrich and Bob Gosse, executive production was credited to filmmaker Spike Lee. Most of New Jersey Drive was filmed in several New Jersey and New York locations, including East Orange and Paterson, Queens and Harlem. Jason Petty is a teenage boy living with his working-class family in the violent and poverty-ridden housing projects of Newark. He and his friends have a hobby of stealing cars. Soon some of the teens, including Jason, begin to convert their hobby into a job as they steal cars. Eventually they are caught in a sting and one boy, Ronnie Lambs Ron Q, is shot by the crooked Officer Emil Roscoe. They begin to run for cover and they end up at Ronnies house whose relatives take him to the hospital, Jason informs his friends that the police ambushed them but he refuses to come forward and report the crime.
The next day, along with Midget and Tiny are riding in a car when Officer Roscoe spots them. The crew manage to get away and go to the block when they are confronted by Midgets brothers and their friend, the rest of the crew goes to Tiny Dimes funeral. Outside the funeral, Tiny Dimes mother slaps Midget for being a bad influence on Tiny Dime, one night while walking home, Jason is pulled over by the police. While he is being held in the back of a police car, Roscoe warns Jason not to tell a soul and he punches Jason in the eye as a warning to stay away from grand juries. Jasons mother tries to him away from a life of crime. After becoming fed up with his mother and her boyfriends home rules, Jason leaves their house, on, Jason and their friend, decide to steal a police car parked in the neighborhood and joyride. They see a full of white men and decide to pretend that they are the police. The next day, Jason & Midget, along with group of friends. While Jason is waiting to get processed, Officer Roscoe decides to put him in a room, one day and his friends are relaxing on the strip and a car drives past.
Jasons sister, and a friend of hers are in the seat of a stolen vehicle
Journeyman (TV series)
Journeyman is a 2007 American science fiction romance television series created by Kevin Falls for 20th Century Fox Television which aired on the NBC television network. It starred Kevin McKidd as Dan Vasser, a San Francisco reporter who travels through time. Alex Graves, who directed the pilot, and Falls served as executive producers, the show premiered on September 24,2007, airing Mondays at 10 p. m. Eastern Time. The initial order from the network was for 13 episodes, all of which were produced prior to the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike by screenwriters, the series suffered from low ratings, and NBC canceled it in April 2008. The final episode of Journeyman aired on Wednesday, December 19,2007, the series centers on Dan Vasser, a newspaper reporter living with his wife Katie and young son Zack in San Francisco. For an unknown reason, one day he begins jumping backward in time and he soon learns that each series of jumps follows the life of a person whose destiny he seems meant to change.
Dans jumping affects his life and his job, and instills suspicion in his brother Jack. While in the past, Dan reconnects with his ex-fiancée, Dans shifts through time occur seemingly at random. The only indication he has to a jump is a feeling in his head which varies from right before he jumps to several seconds of warning. However, as the series progresses the headaches become less painful, Dan appears to have no control over the shifts. The first jump is several decades into the past, through a series of jumps, he jumps nearer to the present, when Dan met Evan in the series finale, Evan told Dan that he was a traveler too. It was implied that Evan had traveled to different time periods at random, the same can be inferred with Livia, who claims that she has gone through many jumps of her own. But her jumps are quite different from Dans, the jumps manifest themselves with a small blue flash and a ripple as Dan appears to vanish from the present, and appear instantly in the past. He is missing from the present for a period of time unrelated to the period he spends in the past and his disappearances and reappearances are rarely witnessed by anyone else.
Dan does not arrive in the location he departed. His jumps are typically restricted to the area he leaves from, when Dan arrives to the past, he is unconscious. But as the series goes on, Dan somehow gets a hold on the jumps and it becomes evident when Dan feels the jumps coming on and as the jump occurs, he is seen walking with the ripples being shown behind him. Dan is trying to out the mechanics of his travels
NCIS (TV series)
The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG. The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23,2003, to date it has aired for thirteen full seasons and has gone into broadcast syndication on the USA Network and Cloo. Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill are co-creators and executive producers of the member of the NCIS franchise. NCIS was originally referred to as Navy NCIS during season one, in season six, a two-part episode led to a spin-off series, NCIS, Los Angeles. A two-part episode during the season led to a second spin-off series, NCIS. While initially slow in the ratings, barely cracking the Top 30 in the first four seasons, by its sixth season, it became a top five hit, in 2011, NCIS was voted Americas favorite television show in an online Harris Poll. The series finished its season as the most-watched television series in the U. S. during the 2012–13 TV season. On February 29,2016, NCIS was renewed for its fourteenth and fifteenth seasons, season fourteen premiered on September 20,2016, Duane Henry, Jennifer Esposito, and Wilmer Valderrama joined the cast as series regulars, replacing original cast member Michael Weatherly.
NCIS follows a team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service Major Case Response Team special agents based at the Washington, D. C. field office in Washington Navy Yard, Washington. In real life, the office is based at the nearby Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling while the Navy Yard is home to the museum. It is described by the actors and producers as being distinguished by its elements, ensemble acting. The NCIS is the law enforcement and counterintelligence arm of the United States Department of the Navy. NCIS investigates all criminal offenses – for example, crimes punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice by confinement of more than one year – within the Department of the Navy. Led by laconic investigator Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the team has included former Secret Service agent Caitlin Todd, Anthony DiNozzo, by the time of the launch of the first episode, NCIS was airing under the name Navy NCIS, the name it held for the entire first season. Since the N in NCIS stands for Naval, the name Navy NCIS was redundant, the decision to use this name was reportedly made by CBS, over the objections of Bellisario, in order to, Attract new viewers, who might not know the NCIS abbreviation.
Disambiguate between NCIS and the themed and similarly spelled CBS series CSI and its spinoffs. From the season two episode Lt. Jane Doe onwards, the series began showing two-second long black-and-white clips. These clips are shown at the beginning of every segment depicting the last two seconds of that segment, a segment being the 5–6 portions of the show meant to be separated by commercials
Rambo (2008 film)
Rambo is a 2008 American independent action film directed, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone reprising his iconic role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo. It is the fourth and final installment in the Rambo franchise, set twenty years after the events of the previous film, Rambo III. This film is dedicated to the memory of Richard Crenna, who played the character Colonel Sam Trautman in the three films, and who died of heart failure in 2003. The film was released on January 25,2008, the film grossed $113,244,290 during its run at the international box office and $41,500,683 in DVD sales. The film had its television premiere on Spike TV on July 11,2010. However, it was the cut that was broadcast, not the theatrical version. The extended cut was released on Blu-ray two weeks later, despite not being as successful as the previous films, Stallone had confirmed that a sequel titled Rambo, Last Blood was still in the works but was converted into a reboot for the series. This film was cancelled in March 2016.
Amid the political protests of the Saffron Revolution in Burma, ruthless SPDC officer Major Pa Tee Tint leads an army to pillage small villages in a campaign of fear. His soldiers sadistically slaughter innocents, abduct teenage boys to be drafted into his army, twenty years after the events in Afghanistan, John Rambo now lives in Thailand, making a meager living as a snake catcher and by providing boat rides. During the trip, the boat is stopped by pirates demanding Sarah Miller, Rambo is forced to kill them to protect her. Michael is greatly disturbed by Rambos actions and upon arriving at their destination sends him back, the village the missionaries are giving care to is attacked by Tints soldiers. The missionaries are abducted and the villagers are all savagely massacred, the pastor of the missionaries church comes to Thailand and asks Rambo to guide a team of five mercenaries on a rescue mission. Rambo takes the team to the drop-off point and offers to help but the team leader Lewis. Myint, a Karen rebel familiar with the area, leads the mercenaries to the village of the massacre, as they survey the damage, a squad of Tints soldiers arrive in a cargo truck with a small group of hostages, intent on torturing them.
Outnumbered, the mercenaries take cover and watch helplessly as the prey on their hostages. Having secretly followed the mercenaries, Rambo emerges in time to kill all the soldiers with his bow and arrows. Rambo joins the team and they make their way to Tints soldiers camp
Numbers (TV series)
Numbers is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23,2005, to March 12,2010. Brothers Ridley and Tony Scott produced Numbers, its companies are the Scott brothers Scott Free Productions. The show focuses equally on the relationships among Don Eppes, his brother Charlie Eppes, and their father, Alan Eppes, the insights provided by Charlies mathematics were always in some way crucial to solving the crime. In May 2010, CBS announced that Numbers had been canceled after six seasons, the show revolved around three intersecting groups of characters, the FBI, scientists at the fictitious California Institute of Science, and the Eppes family. Don Eppes, Charlies older brother, is the lead FBI agent at the Los Angeles Violent Crimes Squad, Charlie Eppes is a mathematical genius who, in addition to teaching at CalSci, consults for the FBI and NSA. Alan Eppes is a former L. A. city planner, a widower, Alan lives in a historic two-story house furnished with period Arts and Crafts furniture.
David Sinclair is an FBI field agent and was made Dons second-in-command, Terry Lake is a forensic psychologist and FBI agent. Larry Fleinhardt is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist at CalSci, Charlies former mentor and now best friend, he frequently consults for the FBI. Prof. Amita Ramanujan is a mathematician at CalSci and an FBI consultant, in season 2, she begins dating Charlie, to whom she is engaged and married in season 6. Her name is a reference to influential autodidactic Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, Megan Reeves is an FBI behavioral specialist. She was involved romantically with Larry Fleinhardt and left the FBI to counsel troubled young women, Colby Granger is an FBI field agent. Once thought to have betrayed his colleagues, he is now back in their good graces, Liz Warner is an FBI agent, formerly involved with Agent Eppes. Nikki Betancourt is an FBI agent with four years experience in the LAPD, temporary characters on the show were often named after famous mathematicians.
For example, in the episode In Plain Sight, one of the criminals is named Rolle, opening, We all use math every day. To predict weather…to tell time…to handle money, Math is more than formulas and equations. It’s using your mind to solve the biggest mysteries we know, the first season run of the show aired between January 23,2005, and May 13,2005, at 10,00 p. m. on Fridays. It sees the start of the relationship between Los Angeles FBI field office and Charlie Eppes. The main FBI agents are Charlies brother, Don Eppes, and Terry Lake, Season One was a half-season, producing only 13 episodes
Laws of Gravity (film)
Laws of Gravity is a 1992 American crime drama film directed by Nick Gomez and starring Peter Greene. Jimmy and Johnny are two Brooklyn street toughs who never made it into workaday society, danger is the hit that gets them out of bed. Jimmy owes a loan shark money and Johnny is wanted by the police, things go further out of control when their old friend Frankie arrives in a stolen car with a trunkload of guns for sale. Lleras as Rey John Gallagher as Bobby David Troup as Sullivan Miguel Sierra as Vasquez David Tuttle as Ted Laws of Gravity at the Internet Movie Database
Oz (TV series)
Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who wrote or co-wrote all of the series 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by the cable network HBO. Oz premiered on July 12,1997 and ran for six seasons, Oz is the nickname for the Oswald State Correctional Facility, formerly Oswald State Penitentiary, a fictional level 4 maximum-security state prison, apparently in New York. The prison is most likely named after New York Commissioner of Correctional Services Russell George Oswald, the character Tim McManus refers to Attica as his hometown and the riot as his original impetus for his wanting to set up Emerald City. The nickname Oz is a reference to the classic film The Wizard of Oz, in contrast, a poster for the series uses the tagline, Its no place like home. Moreover, most of the story arcs are set in Emerald City. In 2008, the show was placed at #73 on Entertainment Weeklys New TV Classics list, the majority of Ozs story arcs are set in Emerald City, named for a setting from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
In this experimental unit of the prison, unit manager Tim McManus emphasizes rehabilitation and learning responsibility during incarceration, Emerald City is an extremely controlled environment, with a carefully managed balance of members from each racial and social group, intended to ease tensions among these various factions. Under McManus and Warden Leo Glynn, all inmates in Em City struggle to fulfill their own needs, some fight for power – either over the drug trade or over other inmate factions and individuals. Others, corrections officers and inmates alike, simply want to survive, some long enough to make parole, the show offers a no holds barred account of prison life. The shows wheelchair-bound narrator, inmate Augustus Hill, explains the show, and provides context, thematic analysis, Oz chronicles McManus attempts to keep control over the inmates of Em City. There are many groups of inmates throughout the show, and not everyone within each group survives the shows events, in contrast to the dangerous criminals, character Tobias Beecher gives a look at a usually law-abiding man who made one fatal drunk-driving mistake.
In Australia, Oz was screened uncensored on the free-to-air channel and this was the case in Brazil, where it was aired by the SBT Network Corporation, late at night, in Ireland, where the series aired on free-to-air channel TG4 at 11 p. m. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was aired on the federal TV station called FTV, in Canada, Oz aired on the Showcase Channel at Friday 10 p. m. EST. In Croatia and Slovenia, the show was aired late at night on public, non-commercial, state-owned channels HRT, ETV, in Denmark, it appeared late at night on the non-commercial public service channel DR1. In Finland, it broadcast on the free-to-air channel Nelonen, in France, the show aired on commercial cable channel Serie Club, late at night. In Malaysia, full episodes of Oz aired late at night on ntv7, in the Netherlands, Oz aired on the commercial channel RTL5. In New Zealand Oz aired on The Box at 9. 30pm on Wednesdays in the early 2000s, in Norway and Sweden, it aired on the commercial channels ZTV and TV3 late at night
Home Box Office is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner through its respective flagship company Home Box Office, Inc. HBO is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service in the United States, in 2014, HBO had an adjusted operating income of US$1.79 billion, compared to the US$1.68 billion it accrued in 2013. HBO has 49 million subscribers in the United States and 130 million worldwide as of 2016, the network provides seven 24-hour multiplex channels, including HBO Comedy, HBO Latino, HBO Signature and HBO Family. It launched the streaming service HBO Now in April 2015, and has over 2 million subscribers in the United States as of February 2017. In addition to its U. S. subscriber base, HBO distributes content in at least 151 countries, HBO subscribers generally pay for an extra tier of service that includes other cable- and satellite-exclusive channels even before paying for the channel itself. Cable providers can require the use of a converter box – usually digital – in order to receive HBO, many HBO programs have been syndicated to other networks and broadcast television stations, and a number of HBO-produced series and films have been released on DVD.
The new system, which Dolan named Sterling Information Services, became the first urban underground cable system in the United States. In that same year, Time-Life, Inc. purchased a 20% stake in Dolans company, in the summer of 1971, while on a family vacation in France, Charles Dolan began to think of ideas to make Sterling Manhattan profitable. He came up with the concept for a television service. Dolan presented his idea to Time-Life management, though satellite distribution seemed only a distant possibility at the time, he persuaded Time-Life to back him on the project. To gauge whether consumers would be interested in subscribing to a pay television service, in a meeting of Dolan and some Time-Life executives who were working on the project, various other names were discussed for the new service. Home Box Office launched on November 8,1972, however, HBOs launch came without fanfare in the press, as it was not covered by any local or national media outlets. Home Box Office distributed its first sports event immediately after the film, Four months in February 1973, Home Box Office aired its first television special, the Pennsylvania Polka Festival.
Home Box Office would use a network of relay towers to distribute its programming to cable systems throughout its service area. Sterling Manhattan Cable continued to lose money because the company had only a small base of 20,000 customers in Manhattan. Time-Life dropped the Sterling name and the company was renamed Manhattan Cable Television under Time-Lifes control in March 1973, Gerald Levin, who had been with Home Box Office since it began operations as its vice president of programming, replaced Dolan as the companys president and chief executive officer. In September 1973, Time-Life, Inc. completed its acquisition of the pay service. HBO would eventually increase its fortunes within two years, by April 1975, the service had around 100,000 subscribers in Pennsylvania and New York state, in 1974, they settled on using a geostationary communications satellite to transmit HBO to cable providers throughout the United States
Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Jeff Davis, and is the original show in the Criminal Minds franchise. It premiered on September 22,2005, on the broadcast network CBS, Criminal Minds is set primarily at the FBIs Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Quantico, Virginia. In accordance with the plot, Criminal Minds differs from many procedural dramas by focusing on profiling the criminal, called the unsub or unknown subject. The show has an ensemble cast that has had many cast member changes since its inception, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A. J. Cook, and Kirsten Vangsness are the only actors to have appeared in every season. The series follows a group of FBI profilers who set about catching various criminals through behavioral profiling, the plot focuses on the team working cases and on the personal lives of the characters, depicting the hardened life and statutory requirements of a profiler. The show spawned two spin-offs, Criminal Minds, Suspect Behavior and Criminal Minds, Beyond Borders, on May 6,2016, CBS renewed the show for a twelfth season, which premiered on September 28,2016.
When the series premiered in September 2005, it featured FBI Agents Jason Gideon, Aaron Hotchner, Elle Greenaway, Derek Morgan, Spencer Reid, Jennifer J. J. For season one, Garcia was not a main cast member, in 2006, at the start of season two, Lola Glaudini announced her departure from the show, as she wanted to return home to New York City. Paget Brewster replaced her in the role of Emily Prentiss, at the start of season three, Mandy Patinkin announced his departure from the show because he was deeply disturbed by the content of the series. He left letters of apology for his fellow cast members, explaining his reasons, joe Mantegna replaced him as David Rossi, a best-selling author and FBI agent who comes out of retirement. Cook became pregnant with her first child and her pregnancy was written into the show. Cooks son, Mekhai Andersen, has written into a recurring role as Jennifers son Henry. Cooks void was filled by Meta Golding, who played Jordan Todd, in season six, Jennifer is forced to accept a promotion at The Pentagon, causing her to leave the BAU.
Later that season, Emily is seemingly killed off, although she survives, she does not appear for the rest of the season. Cook and Brewster were both replaced by Rachel Nichols as Ashley Seaver, an FBI cadet, cBSs decision to release Cook and Brewster from their contracts resulted in numerous fans writing angry letters to the studio and signing protest petitions. CBS rehired Cook and Brewster as Jennifer Jareau and Emily Prentiss, respectively, in February 2012, Brewster announced her departure from the show after the seventh season. She was replaced in the season by Jeanne Tripplehorn, who played Alex Blake. Later in season nine, Paget Brewster made a special guest appearance, after two seasons, Tripplehorn was released from the show
Suits (U.S. TV series)
Suits is an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh. The series premiered on June 23,2011, on the cable network USA, Suits is set at a fictional law firm in New York City. The focal point of the show follows talented college dropout Mike Ross, the show focuses on Harvey and Mike managing to close cases while maintaining Mikes secret. Suits has been nominated for several awards since 2012, with Gina Torres and Patrick J. Adams receiving individual praise for their roles as Jessica Pearson, the show was nominated for Best Drama at the 2014 TV Guide Awards and Favorite Dramedy at the 2014 Peoples Choice Awards. Season 6 premiered on July 1,2016, in August 2016, the series was renewed for a 16-episode seventh season, which is set to premiere in the summer of 2017. Former law student Mike Ross makes a living taking the LSAT for others. To pay for his grandmothers care, he agrees to deliver a case of marijuana for his best friend Trevor, Mike astutely avoids being arrested in a sting, only to stumble into a job interview with Harvey Specter, called the best closer in the city.
Mikes knowledge of the law impresses Harvey enough to win him the associate position, together they try cases for the firm while maintaining the secret that Mike is a fraud. Jessica Pearson, managing partner, learns Mikes secret, but other issues take precedence when co-founding partner Daniel Hardman returns to the firm, pressuring Jessica, Mike begins to foster a relationship with paralegal Rachel Zane, but finds himself pursuing other romantic entanglements after his grandmothers sudden death. The intensifying threat from Hardman forces Jessica into a merger with a British firm headed by Edward Darby, darbys presence in the firm gives Harvey leverage to seek a position as name partner. Meanwhile, the merger causes Louis Litt to clash with his British counterpart, Rachel gets accepted into law school at Columbia, and she and Mike move in together. Realizing that his fraud cant continue forever, Mike leaves newly renamed Pearson Specter to take a position as an investment banker, Mikes new job puts him and Harvey on opposite sides of a takeover battle, causing the SEC to accuse them of collusion.
When Mike is fired, Louis goes to lengths to persuade Mike to come back to Pearson Specter. Louis demands a name partner position, competing with Harvey, when he realizes Mike never went to Harvard, he blackmails Jessica into rehiring him with the promotion he desired. Mike proposes to Rachel, Donna leaves Harvey to work for Louis, Harvey struggles with losing Donna, and begins to open up to a therapist about his broken relationship with his mother. However, Louiss insecurity and desire to undermine Harvey create an opening for Jack Soloff, rachels wedding plans and her relationship with her parents are both overshadowed by Mikes secret. Mike and Harvey both resign to protect their future, but Mike is abruptly arrested for fraud and more people involved realize the allegations are true, and facing a tenacious Anita Gibbs, Mike turns himself in so that no one else will go to jail. A two-year prison sentence puts Mike dangerously at the mercy of inmate Frank Gallos grudge against Harvey, at Pearson Specter Litt, few employees remain to help
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI, Crime Scene Investigation is a procedural forensics crime drama television series that premiered on CBS October 6,2000. The series, starring William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Laurence Fishburne, Ted Danson, the series concluded on September 27,2015, after 15 seasons, with a feature-length finale titled Immortality. The team is led by Gil Grissom, a socially-awkward forensic entomologist. Grissoms second-in-command, Catherine Willows, is a mother with a cops instinct. Born and raised in Vegas, Catherine was a stripper before being recruited into law enforcement, following Grissoms departure during the ninth season of the series, Catherine is promoted to Supervisor. After overseeing the training of new investigator Raymond Langston, Willows is replaced by D. B, and recruited to the FBI shortly thereafter. Russell is a man, a keen forensic botanist and a veteran of the Seattle Crime Lab. In the series season, Russell is reunited with his former partner Julie Finlay. During the 1990s, Anthony Zuiker caught producer Jerry Bruckheimers attention after writing his first movie script, Zuiker was convinced that there was a series in the concept, Bruckheimer agreed and arranged a meeting with the head of Touchstone Pictures.
The studios head at the time liked the script and presented it to ABC, NBC and Fox executives. The head of development at CBS saw potential in the script, and the network had a pay-or-play contract with actor William Petersen. The networks executives liked the pilot so much that they decided to include it in their 2000 schedule immediately, airing on Fridays after The Fugitive. Initially it was thought that CSI would benefit from The Fugitive, which was expected to be a hit, formerly a co-production with the now-defunct Alliance Atlantis Communications, that companys interest was bought by the investment firm GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. CBS acquired AACs international distribution rights to the program, though the non-US DVD distribution rights did not change, the series is currently in syndication, and reruns are broadcast in the U. S. on the Spike and TV Land cable networks. The show has aired in reruns on the USA Network since January 14,2011, the CSI catalog has been exclusive to the whole NBC Universal portfolio since September 2014.
Occasionally, the cast would still shoot on location in Las Vegas, other California locations include Verdugo Hills High School, UCLAs Royce Hall, Pasadena City Hall, and California State University, Los Angeles. While shooting took place primarily at Universal Studios in Universal City, California, CSIs theme song was, since season one, Who Are You, written by Pete Townshend with vocals by lead singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. In certain countries, to music licensing fees, a unique theme was used instead