D-Tox (2002)

Director – Jim Gillespie

Starring – Sylvester Stallone, Robert Patrick, Charles S. Dutton, Polly Walker, Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Fulford, Jeffrey Wright, Tom Berenger, Stephen Lang, Courtney B. Vance, Robert Prosky, Sean Patrick Flanery, Dina Meyer,


What’s it all about? – Slasher type film in a rehab clinic for law enforcement officers with problems.  One of them is a bad guy, but who?

Notes & scribbles

  • Based on the 1999 novel ‘Jitter Joint’ by Howard Swindle
  • When it was finally released in the U.S. it was titled ‘Eye See You’ – what an awful title.
  • Watched this after watching ‘The People vs O.J. Simpson, in which Vance played Johnny Cochrane. Every time he spoke all I heard was Cochrane’s voice

The Princess Bride (1987)

Director – Rob Reiner

Starring – Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Andre The Giant, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Mel Smith, Peter Cook,


What’s it all about?

Notes & scribbles

  • Based on the 1973 novel by William Goldman
  • Always forget how good Andre the Giant is in this.
  • Oscar Nomination (1) Best Music, Original Song – Storybook Love

Ransom (1996)

Director – Ron Howard

Starring – Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo, Lily Taylor, Liev Schreiber, Donnie Wahlberg, Dan Hedaya, Evan Handler, Paul Guilfoyle, Brawley Nolte


What’s it all about?

Notes & scribbles

  • Brawley???

The Towering Inferno (1974)

Director – John Guillermin

Starring – Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, Robert Wagner, Robert Vaughn, Fred Astaire, O.J. Simpson, Norman Burton, Dabney Coleman


Based on 2 books! ‘The Tower’ by Richard Martin Stern and ‘The Glass Inferno’ by Frank M. Robinson

Oscars – Won (3) Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Original Song – We May Never Love Like This Again

Nominated (5) Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Fred Astaire, Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Sound, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score – John Williams

Terminal Velocity (1994)

Director – Deran Sarafian

Starring – Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini, Christopher McDonald, Margaret Colin, Melvin Van Peebles


The scene on the motorbike should remind me of Top Gun, but probably more Hot Shots