Connections: 1941

Connecting a series of films through each movie's second billed performer.
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1.
1941 (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (118 mins.)
 
2.
The American Success Company (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A husband is humiliated at home and at work. He decides he has had enough of it and hires a prostitute to help him get back at his boss, wife and friends and get a lot richer in the process. (91 mins.)
Director: William Richert
“ Connected to "1941" through Ned Beatty. ” - smitty008
 
3.
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Lyle, a motorcycle champion is traveling the Mexican desert, when he find himself in the action radius of a time machine... (94 mins.)
Director: William Dear
“ Connected to "The American Success Company" through Belinda Bauer. ” - smitty008
 
4.
Cross Creek (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature. (127 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ Connected to "Timerider" through Peter Coyote. ” - smitty008
 
5.
Misunderstood (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one. (91 mins.)
“ Connected to "Cross Creek" through Rip Torn. ” - smitty008
 
6.
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget. (101 mins.)
“ Connected to "Misunderstood" by Henry Thomas. ” - smitty008
 
7.
The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit. (92 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
“ Connected to "Cloak and Dagger" through Dabney Coleman. ” - smitty008
 
8.
Trouble in Mind (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City. (111 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
“ Connected to "The Man with One Red Shoe" through Lori Singer. ” - smitty008
 
9.
The Inquiry (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Roman agent is sent to Palestine to investigate rumors of the resurrection of an executed criminal. (107 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
“ Connected to "Trouble in Mind" through Keith Carradine. ” - smitty008
 
10.
The Pick-up Artist (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia. (81 mins.)
Director: James Toback
“ Connected to "The Inquiry" by Harvey Keitel. ” - smitty008
 
11.
Less Than Zero (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. (98 mins.)
Director: Marek Kanievska
“ Connected to "The Pick-up Artist" by Robert Downey, Jr. ” - smitty008
 
12.
Listen to Me (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama. (107 mins.)
“ Connected to "Less than Zero" by Jamie Gertz. ” - smitty008
 
13.
Night Game (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins. (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Masterson
“ Connected to "Listen to Me" by Roy Schieder. ” - smitty008
 
14.
The Boy Who Cried Bitch (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A psychotic 12 year old makes life hell for his emotionally frail mother. (105 mins.)
“ Connected to "Night Game" by Karen Young. ” - smitty008
 
15.
King of the Hill (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest. (103 mins.)
“ Connected to "The Boy Who Cried Bitch" by Jesse Bradford. ” - smitty008
 
16.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ Connected to "King of the Hill" by Jeroen Krabbé. ” - smitty008
 
17.
Big Night (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. (109 mins.)
“ Conneted to "Immortal Beloved" by Issabella Rossalini. ” - smitty008
 
18.
Men in Black (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
 
19.
Enemy of the State (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime. (132 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Connected to "Men in Black" by Will Smith. ” - smitty008
 
20.
Under Suspicion (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder... (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ Connected to "Enemy of the State" by Gene Hackman. ” - smitty008
 
21.
Nurse Betty (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
“ Connected to "Under Suspicion" by Morgan Freeman. ” - smitty008
 
22.
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates. (116 mins.)
“ Connected to "Nurse Betty" by Rene Zellweger. ” - smitty008
 
23.
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends. (97 mins.)
Director: John Ottman
“ Connected to "Me, Myself, and Irene" by Anthony Anderson. ” - smitty008
 
24.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Connected to "Urban Legends:Final Cut" by Matthew Davis. ” - smitty008
 
25.
O (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin. (95 mins.)
“ Connected to "Pearl Harbor" by Josh Hartnett. ” - smitty008
 
26.
The Contract (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her... (91 mins.)
“ Connected to "O" by Andrew Keegan. ” - smitty008
 
27.
Inferno (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A fire chief (Gunn) is investigating the cause of a string of blazes that threaten to destroy her small town, while at the same time dealing with her teen daughter's rebelliousness. (91 mins.)
Director: Dusty Nelson
“ Connected to "The Contract" by Jeff Fahey. Second billed was Janet Gunn. As this was her last credited film role, here the list ends. ” - smitty008