Connections: No Name on the Bullet

Connecting a series of films through their second billed performers.
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1.
No Name on the Bullet (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge. (77 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
2.
Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin)... (97 mins.)
Director: Harry Keller
“ Connected to "No Name on the Bullet" by Charles Drake. ” - smitty008
 
3.
Back Street (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain)... (107 mins.)
Director: David Miller
“ Connected to "Tammy Tell Me True" by John Gavin. ” - smitty008
 
4.
The Lawbreakers (1961)
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(79 mins.)
“ Connected to "Back Street" by Vera Miles. ” - smitty008
 
5.
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A hunted revolutionary leads a rag tag group of individuals through the desert in an attempt to elude the security forces and escape the fictitious Arab country of Zahrain. (93 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
“ Connected to "The Lawbreakers" by Jack Warden. ” - smitty008
 
6.
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover. (111 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ Connected to "Escape from Zahrain" by Anthony Caruso. ” - smitty008
 
7.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Connected to "Where Love has Gone" by Bette Davis. ” - smitty008
 
8.
The Adventurers (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really... (171 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ Connected to "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" by Olivia de Haviland. ” - smitty008
 
9.
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. (143 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ Connected to "The Adventurers" by Alan Badel. ” - smitty008
 
10.
Claudine (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare. (92 mins.)
Director: John Berry
“ Connected to "The Day of the Jackal" by Terence Alexander. ” - smitty008
 
11.
The River Niger (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet... (105 mins.)
Director: Krishna Shah
“ Connected to "Claudine" by James Earl Jones. ” - smitty008
 
12.
J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks... (96 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks
“ Connected to "The River Niger" by Lou Gossett, Jr. ” - smitty008
 
13.
Best Friends (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry,... (116 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Connected to "J.D.'s Revenge" by Joan Pringle. ” - smitty008
 
14.
Swing Shift (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Connected to "Best Friends" by Goldie Hawn. ” - smitty008
 
15.
The Mean Season (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders... (103 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos
“ Connected to "Swing Shift" by Kurt Russell. ” - smitty008
 
16.
Creator (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife. (107 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
“ Connected to "The Mean Season" by Mariel Hemingway. ” - smitty008
 
17.
Good morning Babilonia (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, brothers Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes... (117 mins.)
“ Connected to "Creator" by Vincent Spano. ” - smitty008
 
18.
Priceless Beauty (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A rock-star who stopped singing after the death of his brother finds a female genie in a vase. She tries to help him live again. (97 mins.)
Director: Charles Finch
“ Connected to "Good Morning, Babylon" by Joaquim de Almeida. ” - smitty008
 
19.
Vital Signs (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
This movie follows the lives of medical students who are in their third year, which is the time that... (103 mins.)
Director: Marisa Silver
“ Connected to "Priceless Beauty" by Diane Lane. ” - smitty008
 
20.
Trial by Jury (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done. (107 mins.)
Director: Heywood Gould
“ Connected to "Vital Signs" by Jack Gwaltney. ” - smitty008
 
21.
Judge Dredd (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart. (96 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
“ Connected to "Trial by Jury" by Armand Assante. ” - smitty008
 
22.
Down Periscope (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days... (92 mins.)
Director: David S. Ward
“ Connected to "Judge Dredd" by Rob Schneider. ” - smitty008
 
23.
Turbulence (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a stewardess must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Butler
“ Connected to "Down Periscope" by Lauren Holly. ” - smitty008
 
24.
The Butcher Boy (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent... (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Connected to "Turbulence" by Brendan Gleeson. ” - smitty008
 
25.
The Break (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Dornhelm
“ Connected to "The Butcher Boy" by Sean McGinley. ” - smitty008
 
26.
Boogie Nights (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ Connected to "The Break" by Alfred Molina. ” - smitty008
 
27.
Big City Blues (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A collection of characters threaten to cross paths, unknowingly, during a night in the big city. The... (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Fleury
“ Connected to "Boogie Nights" by Burt Reynolds. ” - smitty008
 
28.
Firestorm (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire... (89 mins.)
Director: Dean Semler
“ Connected to 'big City Blues" by William Forsythe. ” - smitty008
 
29.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Connected to "Firestorm" by Scott Glenn. ” - smitty008
 
30.
Beautiful (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree. (112 mins.)
Director: Sally Field
“ Connected to "The Virgin Suicides" by Kathleen Turner. ” - smitty008
 
31.
Harvard Man (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A basketball player strikes a deal with the mob to fix a basketball game. (99 mins.)
Director: James Toback
“ Connected to "Beautiful" by Joey Lauren Adams. ” - smitty008
 
32.
Scooby-Doo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on. (86 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ Connected to "Harvard Man" by Sarah Michelle Gellar. ” - smitty008
 
33.
The Perfect Score (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores. (93 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
“ Connected to "Scooby Doo" by Matthew Lillard. ” - smitty008
 
34.
Prime (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst. (105 mins.)
Director: Ben Younger
“ Connected to "The Perfect Score" by Bryan Greenberg. ” - smitty008
 
35.
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Connected to "Prime" by Meryl Streep. ” - smitty008
 
36.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (100 mins.)
“ Connected to "A Prairie Home Companion" by Woody Harrelson. ” - smitty008
 
37.
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century. (122 mins.)
“ Connected to "A Scanner Darkly" by Robert Downey, Jr. ” - smitty008
 
38.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (124 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Connected to "Fur" by Ty Burrell. ” - smitty008
 
39.
New York, I Love You (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York. (103 mins.)
“ Connected to "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" by Justin Bartha. ” - smitty008
 
40.
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts. (92 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
“ Connected to "New York, I Love You" by Andy Garcia. ” - smitty008
 
41.
Ultimate Heist (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head... (95 mins.)
Director: Laurent Tuel
“ Connected to "The Pink Panther 2" by Jean Reno. ” - smitty008
 
42.
A Heavenly Vintage (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage. (120 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
“ Connected to "Ultimate Heist" by Gaspard Ulliel. ” - smitty008
 
43.
Vampire (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A biology teacher looks for young suicidal women online to satisfy his taste for blood. Rather than violent, his acts are quite peaceful and always consented. (120 mins.)
Director: Shunji Iwai
“ Connected to "The Vintner's Luck" by Keisha Castle-Hughes. Second Billed was Amanda Plummer. As this was her last credited film role to date, here the list ends. ” - smitty008