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,

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0160184/?ref_=nv_sr_2


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
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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,

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/?ref_=nv_sr_1


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

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117438/?ref_=nv_sr_1


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

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072308/?ref_=nv_sr_1


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

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111400/?ref_=nv_sr_1


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