As we go through life some of the phrases and lines from our favourite movies stick in our memory, lodged permanently in our little grey cells. We all have our favourites, for a multitude of diverse reasons here are some of mine:
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
Amity Police Chief Martin Brody. ” - brickley220
The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle. (109 mins.)
“ "Catch you later!"
Colonel F.E. Cochrane
(mimicked by Officer Frank Murphy later as "Catch ya later!") ” - brickley220
The French Connection
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
“ "Have you been to Poughkeepsie?"
Detective Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle.
"Pay attention, we're gonna ask questions later!"
Detective Buddy 'Cloudy' Russo. ” - brickley220
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. (128 mins.)
“ 1. "Fill your hands you son of a bitch!"
2. "Well, come see a fat old man some time!"
U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn.
1. "I won't rest until Tom Chaney's barking in hell."
2. "Those horses can't get away from Little Blackie - they're loaded down with fat men and iron."
Miss Mattie Ross - from Clare County. ” - brickley220
The Italian Job
Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. (99 mins.)
“ 1. "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
2. "Just remember this - in this country they drive on the wrong side of the road."
3. "It's a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is we all work together as a team. And that means you do everything I say."
4. "Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea."
Charles 'Charlie' Croker Esquire. ” - brickley220
The planet from Alien
has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
“ "Get away from her, you bitch!"
Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley.
"Oh dear Lord Jesus, this ain't happening, man... This can't be happening, man! This isn't happening!"
Colonial Marine Private Hudson.
"Man, you look just like I feel."
Colonial Marine Private Drake. ” - brickley220
The Hurt Locker
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. (131 mins.)
“ "There's enough bang in there to blow us all to Jesus. If I'm gonna die, I want to die comfortable."
Sergeant First Class William James. ” - brickley220
A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar. (116 mins.)
“ (Maggie Carpenter has just left Homer Eisenhower 'Ike' Graham standing at the altar and has jumped aboard a FedEx truck to escape)
Ellie Graham: Where is she going?
Fisher: I don't know, but she'll be there by 10:30 tomorrow. ” - brickley220
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love. (119 mins.)
“ 1. "Oh, I'm not trying to land him, I'm just using him for sex."
2. "Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now."
Miss Vivian Ward - Professional Escort. ” - brickley220
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
“ 1. "I stick my neck out for nobody!"
2. "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine."
3. "You played it for her, you can play it for me!"
4. "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
Richard Blaine - Café owner.
"Major Strasser has been shot. Round up the usual suspects"
Captain Louis Renault - French Police.
(Plus too many to mention here.) ” - brickley220
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
“ "You mean your only plan is to stand behind a few feet of mealie bags and wait for the attack?"
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead VC - OC B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot.
"The first time? You think I could stand this butcher's yard more than once?"
Lieutenant John Chard RE VC - OC Rorke's Drift.
"Sir. The sentries report Zulus to the south west. Thousands of them."
Colour Sergeant Frank Bourne - B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot. ” - brickley220
A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude. (130 mins.)
“ 1. "This is the AK-47 assault rifle, the preferred weapon of your enemy; and it makes a distinctive sound when fired at you, so remember it."
2. "I can't fix it if I don't know what's broken."
3. "I said "Don't give the prick the satisfaction," sir!
Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway U.S.M.C. ” - brickley220
The Quiet Man
A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. (129 mins.)
“ "He'll regret it till his dying day, if ever he lives that long."
Squire "Red" Will Danaher. ” - brickley220
The Manchurian Candidate
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
“ "Why don't you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?"
Mrs. Eleanor Iselin - Raymond Shaw's mother.
"You couldn't have stopped them, the army couldn't have stopped them. So I had to."
Raymond Shaw - ex Staff Sergeant U.S. Army (Medal of Honor).
"Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."
Major Bennett Marco - U.S. Army ” - brickley220
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
“ 1. "I am big. It's the pictures that got small."
2. "I'll be up there again, so help me!"
3. "You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!... All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
Norma Desmond - Silent movie mega-star. ” - brickley220
A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a chorus girl has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
“ "They've got to like you. Got to. Do you understand? You can't fall down. You can't because your future's in it, my future and everything all of us have is staked on you. All right, now I'm through, but you keep your feet on the ground and your head on those shoulders of yours and go out, and Sawyer, you're going out a youngster but you've got to come back a star!"
Julian Marsh - Director of 'Pretty Lady'.
"Now go out there and be so swell that you'll make me hate you!"
Dorothy Brock - former Leading Lady in 'Pretty Lady'.
"Not Anytime Annie? Say, who could forget 'er? She only said "No" once, and THEN she didn't hear the question!"
Andy Lee - Dance director of 'Pretty Lady'. ” - brickley220
A Few Good Men
Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders. (138 mins.)
“ 1. "I run my unit how I run my unit. You want to investigate me, roll the dice and take your chances. I eat breakfast 300 yards from 4000 Cubans who are trained to kill me, so don't think for one second that you can come down here, flash your badge, and make me nervous."
2. "You see Danny, I can deal with the bullets, and the bombs, and the blood. I don't want money, and I don't want medals. What I do want is for you to stand there in that *beep* white uniform and with your Harvard mouth extend me some *beep* courtesy. You gotta ask me nicely."
3. "We follow orders, son. We follow orders or people die. It's that simple. Are we clear?"
4. "You can't handle the truth!"
Colonel Nathan R. Jessep U.S.M.C. - OC Ground Forces, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba.
"They stand upon a wall and say, "Nothing's going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch."
Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway U.S.N. - Internal Affairs Lawyer and Co-Counsel for Defence.
"They beat up on a weakling, and that's all they did. The rest is just smokefilled coffee-house crap. They tortured and tormented a weaker kid. They didn't like him. So, they killed him. And why? Because he couldn't run very fast."
Lieutenant JG Sam Weinberg U.S.N - Assisting Defence Counsel.
"There's an officer on deck!"
Lance Corporal Harold W. Dawson U.S.M.C. - Defendant. ” - brickley220
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn (114 mins.)
“ 1. "Oh, stuffy, huh? I'll give ya a little air."
2. "Big Ed, Great... Big... Ed. Know why they call him that? Because his ideas are big. Someday he's gonna get a really big one, about me. It'll be his last."
3. "Treated him like a kid brother. And I was gonna split fifty-fifty with a copper!"
4. "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"
Arthur "Cody" Jarrett - Ruthless Gang leader and loving son. ” - brickley220
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
“ 1. "Your clothes... give them to me, now."
2. "I'll be back!"
The Terminator - a cyborg programmable assassin (Designated as a "Cyberdyne Systems Model 101.")
"I came across time for you Sarah. I love you; I always have."
Sergeant Kyle Reese (Tech-Com, DN38416) - Human Resistance Movement. ” - brickley220
Gone with the Wind
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
“ 1. "Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war; this war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream."
2. "As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!"
3. "Tara! Home. I'll go home. And I'll think of some way to get him back. After all... tomorrow is another day."
Mrs Scarlett Butler (nee O'Hara) - Land owner, entrepreneur and adventuress.
1. "No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."
2. "I'm very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening's over."
3. " Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
Captain Rhett Butler - Entrepreneur and soldier/ sailor of fortune.
"Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies."
Prissy - a young House Servant.
"He went out and shot that poor pony, and, for a minute, I thought he was gonna shoot himself."
Mammy - Scarlett's former Nursemaid and a Senior House Servant.
(Plus too many to mention here) ” - brickley220
“ "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room."
President Merkin Muffley - Commander in Chief of U.S. Armed Forces.
"Colonel... that Coca-Cola machine. I want you to shoot the lock off it. There may be some change in there."
Group Captain Lionel Mandrake RAF - British Exchange Officer.
"Okay. I'm gonna get your money for ya. But if you don't get the President of the United States on that phone, you know what's gonna happen to you?"
Colonel "Bat" Guano U.S. Army.
1. "Well, I, uh, don't think it's quite fair to condemn a whole program because of a single slip-up, sir."
2. "If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!"
General "Buck" Turgidson U.S. Air Force.
"Sir! I have a plan!"
Dr. Strangelove - Pentagon Scientific Advisor and former German scientist.
(Plus many, many more, all brilliantly funny in a macabre way.) ” - brickley220
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop. (88 mins.)
“ 1. "That's it, baby, when you've got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!"
2. "That's exactly why we want to produce this play. To show the world the true Hitler, the Hitler you loved, the Hitler you knew, the Hitler with a song in his heart."
3. "No, we don't make love. Go to work."
4. "How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?"
5. "Sing it out, men! Higher, you animals, higher! We open in Leavenworth Saturday night!" - Last lines in movie.
Max Bialystock - an aging and failed Broadway Producer.
"I'm in pain and I'm wet and I'm still hysterical!"
Leo Bloom - former accountant and junior partner to Max Bialystock.
"Hitler... there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in ONE afternoon! TWO coats!"
Franz Liebkind - German emigrant and author of "Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden" (A Musical Play). ” - brickley220
Play Misty for Me
A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture. (102 mins.)
“ "Why didn't you take my call?"
Evelyn Draper - A KRML Radio Fan and Stalker. ” - brickley220
Lawrence of Arabia
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
“ "The best of them won't come for money; they'll come for me."
Major T.E. Lawrence - British Military Advisor to Prince Feisal. ” - brickley220
The Bridge on the River Kwai
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
“ "What have I done?"
Colonel Nicholson - Senior British Officer P.O.W. Camp - River Kwai.
1. "I hate the British! You are defeated but you have no shame. You are stubborn but you have no pride. You endure but you have no courage. I hate the British!"
2. "I have already given the order."
Colonel Saito - Japanese Commandant River Kwai P.O.W. Camp.
"There's always one more thing to do."
Major Warden - O.C. Commando sabotage team. ” - brickley220
2001: A Space Odyssey
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
“ 1. "It can only be attributable to human error."
2. "I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you."
HAL - The 'Discovery One's' H-A-L 9000 Computer.
"My God, it's full of stars!"
Dr. Dave Bowman - Pilot Jupiter Mission Ship the 'Discovery One'. ” - brickley220
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
“ 1. "Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here."
2. "Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren't you the "good" man? C'mon, Deckard. Show me what you're made of."
3. "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."
Roy Batty - Combat Model - Replicant Team Leader.
"That's no way to treat a friend."
Rick Deckard - retired Police Officer (Blade Runner). ” - brickley220
An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall. (93 mins.)
“ "Listen, Little Boy, in this business there's only one law you gotta follow to keep out of trouble: Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doing it."
Mr. Antonio 'Tony' Camonte - Former Bodyguard, Entrepreneur and loving brother. ” - brickley220
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
“ "In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women."
Mr. Antonio 'Tony' Montana - Cuban emigrant, Entrepreneur and Chair of the Miami Chapter of the N.R.A. ” - brickley220
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ "I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party."
Don Vito Corleone (nee Andolini) - Businessman, loving father and grandfather, good neighbour and Chair of the local Citizens Advice Bureau. ” - brickley220
The Godfather: Part II
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. (202 mins.)
“ "There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
Mr. Michael Corleone - War hero, Investor and Patron to good causes. ” - brickley220
The Godfather: Part III
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing. (162 mins.)
“ "No! Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment."
Don Michael Corleone - Commander of the Order of St. Sebastian, Chair of the Vito Andolini Foundation, respected businessman and philanthropist. ” - brickley220
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
“ "Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not."
Dr. Henry Frankenstein - Biologist and research scientist. ” - brickley220
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge. (123 mins.)
“ "He was my father."
The Creature - a composite and complex creation of Victor Frankenstein. ” - brickley220
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
“ "Oh dear. Nothing left. What shall we throw in now?"
Little Girl - who entertains the Monster by throwing flower petals down a well.
"Utttin' on de Iiiiitz!"
Dr Frederick Frankenstein's Creation AKA "The Monster" - Singing a duet in AABA form, with a verse of Irving Berlin's 1929 composition "Puttin' on the Ritz" alluding to dressing very fashionably. ” - brickley220
Full Metal Jacket
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
“ "This is my rifle. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my rifle and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen."
U.S.M.C. Recruits at Parris Island - Evening Prayer.
"Sir... does this mean that Ann-Margret's not coming?"
Corporal "Joker" Combat Correspondant - upon hearing the news of the 'Tet Offensive' by the People's Army of the Republic of North Vietnam. ” - brickley220
Where Eagles Dare
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on. (158 mins.)
“ "Broadsword calling Danny Boy."
Major John Smith - OC Commando Rescue Team (Broadsword). ” - brickley220
In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA. (107 mins.)
“ "He needs a Hospital, all I've got is this stupid First Aid Kit."
Lieutenant Val "Valentine" Kozlowski U.S.A.A.C. - Bombardier. ” - brickley220
The Cruel Sea
The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers. (126 mins.)
“ "There are some chaps in the water about there"
Lieutenant-Commander George Ericson RNR - Captain of HMS Compass Rose (A Royal Navy 'Flower Class' Corvette). ” - brickley220
A Bridge Too Far
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. (175 mins.)
“ "Hancock. I've got lunatics laughing at me from the woods. My original plan has been scuppered now that the jeeps haven't arrived. My communications are completely broken down. Do you really believe any of that can be helped by a cup of tea?"
Major General Roy Urquhart - GOC, 1st Airborne Division, British Army, Arnhem ” - brickley220
When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job. (113 mins.)
“ "I have a head for business and a body for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?"
Miss Tess McGill - Frustrated secretary and intuitive Broker. ” - brickley220
The Cider House Rules
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world. (126 mins.)
“ "The only reason people journey here is for the orphanage. I came as a physician to the abandoned children and unhappily pregnant women. I had hoped to become a hero. But in St. Cloud's, there was no such position. In the lonely, sordid world of lost children, there were no heroes to be found. And so I became the caretaker of many, father of none." - (Opening Narration).
Doctor Wilbur Larch MD - Paediatrician and Director of St. Cloud's Orphanage, Maine. ” - brickley220
The Last of the Mohicans
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
“ "When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever."
Magua - Huron war leader and disgruntled scout for Colonel Munro. ” - brickley220
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
“ "Keep still, you young devil, or I'll slit your throat!"
Abel Magwitch - escaped convict hiding in a cemetary. ” - brickley220
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice. (103 mins.)
“ "You failed to maintain your weapon."
Harry Brown - Retired Royal Marine and very upset South London pensioner. ” - brickley220
“ "The trouble with these international affairs is they attract foreigners."
Lord Rawnsley - English press magnate and sponsor of the 'Daily Post London to Paris Air Race'. ” - brickley220
A young boy runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. (153 mins.)
“ "Bill, please, no violence!"
Fagin - A 'Fence' of stolen goods and benefactor to street urchins. ” - brickley220
The Blues Brothers
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
“ "Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters... sell them to me. Sell me your children!"
'Joliet' Jake Blues - Musician, convicted armed robber, Roman Catholic orphan and charity fund raiser. ” - brickley220
Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker and tyrannical widower of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses as marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements. (107 mins.)
“ "Father, Willie and I are married and there's nowt thee can do about it!"
Maggie Mossop (nee Hobson) - Businesswoman and wife to the best shoe maker in Salford. ” - brickley220
Tunes of Glory
Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War... (107 mins.)
“ "Whisky for the gentlemen that like it. And for the gentlemen that don't like it - Whisky."
Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Jock Sinclair DSO, MM. - Temporary Officer Commanding 'The Regiment' (a Scottish Regiment based upon the Gordon Highlanders) ” - brickley220
The Big Country
A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. (165 mins.)
“ "All I can say, McKay, is you take a helluva long time to say good-bye."
Steve Leech - Foreman of Major Terrill's Ranch and admirer of Miss Patricia Terrill (Fiancee to Captain James McKay). ” - brickley220
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
“ "Never give up. Never surrender."
Jason Nesmith - as Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart, the Captain of the 'Protector' a star ship, during the original television run of SciFi series 'Galaxy Quest'. ” - brickley220
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
“ "I need a corporal. You're it, until you're dead or I find someone better."
Lieutenant Jean Rasczak - OC "Rasczak's Roughnecks" a platoon of Mobile Infantry in the Terran Federal Service. ” - brickley220
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. (96 mins.)
“ "Broke into the wrong God damn rec room, didn't ya you bastard!"
Burt Gummer - Survivalist and Chair of the Perfection, Nevada Branch of the N.R.A. ” - brickley220
A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. (60 mins.)
“ "Listen to me, you whore-gutted, pock-marked, motherless scum... I need a favour."
Vasco Rodrigues - Pilot (Navigator) of the Portuguese Black Ship, a devout Roman Catholic and indebted to John Blackthorne (AKA Anjin-san, Japanese for "Honorable Pilot") for saving his life in a storm at sea. ” - brickley220
Throw Momma from the Train
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective spouse and mother dead, but who will pull it off? (88 mins.)
“ "Well just meet her. Maybe she'll be somebody you'd LIKE to kill."
Owen Lift - a struggling author, Hitchcock fan and abused son. ” - brickley220
Strangers on a Train
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
“ "I have a theory that you should do everything before you die."
Bruno Anthony - The unhappy and unhinged son who has developed the perfect solution for murdering his overbearing, wealthy Father. ” - brickley220
The Long Kiss Goodnight
A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again. (121 mins.)
“ "You couldn't hit a lake if you were standing on the bottom."
Samantha Caine/Charlene Elizabeth "Charly" Baltimore - A Pennsylvania schoolteacher and mother/ former CIA Assassin and Markswoman suffering from amnesia.
"I never did one thing right in my life, you know that? Not one. That takes skill."
Mitch Henessey - A wisecracking and ethically challenged private investigator and retired Law Enforcement Officer.
"Three. One shoulder, one hip and one down here, right next to Mr. Wally, where most patdowns never reveal it, as even the most hardened federal agent is often reluctant to feel up another man's groin. Any other questions?"
Dr. Nathan Waldman - A former CIA training officer and mentor to Charly.
"I don't smoke, I don't drink and I don't swear. Oh sheet I DO smoke and drink!"
Hal - Samantha's boyfriend who has the ambition to become a stand up comedian. ” - brickley220
Conan the Barbarian
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy. (129 mins.)
“ "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."
Conan - A enslaved professional prize fighter discussing the favourite moments in his career. ” - brickley220
In the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France. (137 mins.)
“ "For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes. I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. The game's afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'"
King Henry V of England - Demonstrating to his troops what he learned on the Motivational Studies Course at Stratford Polytechnic. ” - brickley220
The Hallelujah Trail
A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League... (165 mins.)
“ "Protect both rears simultaneously!"
Captain Paul Slater U.S. Cavalry - OC Military Escort to the Wallingham Freighting Company Whisky Wagon Train and Fiance to Miss Louise Gearhart (His CO's daughter). ” - brickley220
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (93 mins.)
“ "A wed wose. How womantic."
Lili Von Shtupp - Saloon Entertainer, Goddess of Desire, Femme Fatale and Frenchy impersonator. ” - brickley220
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. (125 mins.)
“ "Is it safe?... Is it safe?"
Dr. Christian Szell - Dentist, Gem collector and former Medical Officer at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ” - brickley220
A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country. (104 mins.)
“ (After convincing a reluctant witness to talk.)
"Soviet method is more economical."
Captain Ivan Danko - Moscow Militslya Officer, Parakeet owner and three times winner of the Russian Police Safe Driver Award. ” - brickley220
Reach for the Sky
The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident... (135 mins.)
“ "Fine! We'll send Goring a telegram, and ask him not to come over for THREE MONTHS!"
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader RAF - Commanding Officer of No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron RAF and avid golfer. ” - brickley220
The Dam Busters
The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective. (124 mins.)
“ "I've got some letters to write."
Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, RAF - Officer Commanding No. 617 Squadron RAF during Operation Chastise, author of 'Enemy Coast Ahead', veteran of 174 operations over German held territory and owner of a beloved Black Labrador dog. He was only 24 years old when he led the raid. ” - brickley220
Pursuit of the Graf Spee
A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship. (119 mins.)
“ "Permission requested to revise our list of spares required."
Captain Bell RN - H.M.S. Exeter
(Historical note: The real officer commanding the Exeter was Captain W.N.T. Beckett MVO DSC who died later during her major refit in March 1941.) ” - brickley220
Twelve O'Clock High
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape. (132 mins.)
“ "You're not Air Exec anymore. You're just an airplane commander. And I want you to paint this name on the nose of your ship: Leper Colony. Because in it you're gonna get every deadbeat in the outfit. Every man with a penchant for head colds. If there's a bombardier who can't hit his plate with his fork, you get him. If there's a navigator who can't find the men's room, you get him. Because you rate him."
Brigadier General Frank Savage U.S.A.A.F. - Officer Commanding the 918th Heavy Bombardment Group giving a motivational speech to Lieutenant Colonel Ben Gately. ” - brickley220
A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. (118 mins.)
“ "I guarantee you my wife knows what's going on in Bastogne. All I know is what's going on in the 2nd squad of the 3rd platoon of I company."
Private Donald Jarvess - 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon of Item Company, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division U.S. Army - defending Bastogne, December 1944. ” - brickley220
Custer of the West
George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn. (140 mins.)
“ "Take a dispatch to General Sheridan. Despite overwhelming odds, a great victory was won here today. Factors contributing to our success were - One, the Indians were asleep, - Two, the women and children offered little resistance, - Three, the Indians are bewildered by our change of policy."
Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer - Officer Commanding 7th Cavalry after the Washeta River Massacre in 1868. ” - brickley220
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
“ 1. "My grammy never gave gifts. She was too busy getting raped by Cossacks."
2. "Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love."
3. "That sex was the most fun I've ever had without laughing."
Alvy Singer - Jewish Comedian, author, failed lover, suicidal neurotic and pragmatist. ” - brickley220
Hannah and Her Sisters
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. (103 mins.)
“ "I had a great evening; it was like the Nuremberg Trials."
Mickey - Hannah's hypochondriac ex-husband, religious convert and moral supporter of sister Holly. ” - brickley220
Bullets Over Broadway
In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced. (98 mins.)
“ "I'm still a star. I never play frumps or virgins."
Helen Sinclair - Leading Lady in 'Gods of Our Fathers', alcoholic, precocious and a manipulative Femme Fatale. ” - brickley220
When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy prostitute. (95 mins.)
“ "Who is the boss? You have to ask that? I'm the boss. Mommy is only the decision maker."
Lenny Weinrib - Sportswriter, harrassed and cuckolded husband, devoted father and schmuck. ” - brickley220
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
“ "My ex-wife left me for another woman."
Isaac Davis - A twice-divorced 42-year-old television comedy writer who lacks faith in his friends, his relationships, other people and most of all himself. ” - brickley220
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
“ "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
Fran - Bespectacled beginner dance student, Ken's Dance School dogsbody, talented pasodoble dancer and the daughter of a Spanish emigrate grocer. ” - brickley220
The Lion in Winter
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. (134 mins.)
“ "Oh God, but I do love being king!"
King Henry II of England - Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland, the great-grandson of William the Conqueror, he was the first of the House of Plantagenet to rule England. Henry was also the first monarch to use the title "King of England". ” - brickley220
A Man for All Seasons
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
“ "I think that when statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos."
Sir Thomas More - Lord Chancellor of England under King Henry VIII, a devout Roman Catholic who resigned rather than take the Oath of Supremacy declaring the King to be Head of the Church. ” - brickley220
Ice Cold in Alex
During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
“ "Get in! That's it, when I give you the signal, let the clutch out, GENTLY."
MSM Tom Pugh - Tobruk Transport Section Sergeant Major, qualified mechanic, driving instructor, expert tea brewer, confidant and positive motivator. ” - brickley220
The Colditz Story
Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle. (94 mins.)
“ "Why can't you understand I'm not an individual like you, free to act according to my own desires! I'm the Senior British Officer! I wish I wasn't, but I am."
Colonel Richmond - S.B.O. Oflag IV-C, a German POW Camp at Schloss Colditz. ” - brickley220
Went the Day Well?
An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. (92 mins.)
“ "I am a minister of the Christian faith. I will take no orders from those who are the enemies and oppressors of mankind!"
Reverend Ashton - Vicar of the village of Bramley End, patriot and devout Christian. ” - brickley220
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken
During WW2, a British actor impersonates Field Marshal Montgomery in order to confuse German intelligence. (101 mins.)
“ "Yes, who do you think you are? Monty?"
Major Harvey - British Intelligence Officer.
(Historical Note: Reputedly it was Lt.Col. David Niven of British Intelligence who actually recruited Lt. M.E. 'Jimmy' Clifton James to impersonate General Montgomery.) ” - brickley220
The Man Who Never Was
True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers. (103 mins.)
“ "It's the most outrageous, disgusting, preposterous, not to say barbaric idea I've ever heard, but work out full details and get back to me in the morning!"
Admiral Cross - Head of British Counter-Intelligence. ” - brickley220
In WW2, a failed British officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis. (102 mins.)
“ "You're an absolute shower, the lot of you!"
Major Hitchcock - A British officer who is never there when he is needed but always appears at inconvenient moments. ” - brickley220
Break to Freedom
In 1944, at a POW camp in Germany the Allied prisoners use a dummy prop named Albert to fool the German guards and escape. (88 mins.)
“ "Vot is der matter vit that man?"
Hauptsturmführer Schultz - German S.S. security officer at Marlag O, the prisoner of war camp in northern Germany for naval officers and a stickler for detail. ” - brickley220
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. (144 mins.)
“ "There are children here somewhere. I can smell them."
Vulgarian Child Catcher - Employed by Baron Bomburst to trap children and imprison them because the Baroness cannot abide young people. He has been described by some as the most sinister children's character on the planet. ” - brickley220
December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base. (87 mins.)
“ "Holy Smokes!"
Pvt. Aloysius K. 'Smacksie' Randall USMC - Is he a Civilian or is he a Gyrine? It doesn't matter now that the Japs have attacked Pearl Harbor. ” - brickley220
A Night to Remember
An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912. (123 mins.)
“ "We have dressed now in our best, and are prepared to go down like gentlemen."
Benjamin Guggenheim with his valet Victor Giglio. - As Guggenheim was one of the most prominent American victims of the Titanic disaster, he has often been portrayed in numerous movies and related TV programmes. His chauffer René Pernot also perished but his mistress a French singer named Madame Léontine Aubart and her maid Emma Sägesser survived and both passed away in 1964. ” - brickley220
An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. (114 mins.)
“ "Make a married woman laugh and you're halfway there."
Alfie - Commentator on life in general and women in particular; Ornithologist and student at the University of Hard Knocks. ” - brickley220
The Wrong Box
In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so! (105 mins.)
“ "She is Julia Finsbury, shortly to become... Julia Finsbury!"
Michael Finsbury - Grandson of Masterman Finsbury and one of a grand host of Finsburys in a farce about Victorian Detectives and Tontines, Bournmouth Stranglers, Bodies and Boxes. ” - brickley220
Funeral in Berlin
A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated. (102 mins.)
“ "You have no son, and your wife is in Kiev with your daughter Katya. I know everything about you, Colonel Stok... from the size of your refrigerator to the cubic capacity of your mistress."
Harry Palmer - Bespectacled British Agent, retired Black Marketeer and former Army NCO. ” - brickley220
Battle of Britain
In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible German invasion of the UK. (132 mins.)
“ "The engine's overheating and so am I! Either we stand down, or blow up! Now which do you want?"
Squadron Leader Canfield - Impatient fighter pilot, golfer and dog owner. ” - brickley220
Too Late the Hero
A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island. (145 mins.)
“ "Getting ourselves killed is not going to make any difference to anyone except us."
Private 'Tosh' Hearne - Cockney insubordinate soldier whose ambition is to survive WWII in one piece. ” - brickley220
The Last Valley
People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years'... (128 mins.)
“ "There is no Hell. Don't you understand? Because there is no God. There never was. Don't you understand? There is no God! It's a legend!"
The Captain - Leader of a band of mercenary soldiers, killer, looter and destroyer of communities, who learns to be gentle with the magical Erica. ” - brickley220
When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
“ "You couldn't run an egg and spoon race Eric."
Jack Carter - Newcastle born crook with a Cockney accent and a score to settle. ” - brickley220
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. (138 mins.)
“ " There's nothing like a little bit of mayhem to cheer one up."
Andrew Wyke - Author, wealthy land-owner, cuckolded husband and wicked trickster. ” - brickley220
The Man Who Would Be King
Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. (129 mins.)
“ "You are going to become soldiers. A soldier does not think. He only obeys. Do you really think that if a soldier thought twice he'd give his life for Queen and Country? Not bloody likely."
Daniel Dravot - Retired Senior NCO of the British Army, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Freemason and heir to Alexander's throne and fortune in Kafiristan. ” - brickley220
The Eagle Has Landed
A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II. (135 mins.)
“ "Really? I thought the plot failed because one of my men died saving the little girl out there."
Oberstleutnant Kurt Steiner - English speaking Fallschirmjäger Officer, veteran of the Eastern Front, anti-Nazi soldier and cynical pragmatist. ” - brickley220
A young wife decides to complete her education and take her exams. She meets a professor who teaches... (110 mins.)
“ "Good God no. That would involve making a decision. Pissed is all right. To get the sack, it would have to be rape on a grand scale. And not just with students, either. That would only amount to a slight misdemeanour. No, for dismissal it would have to be nothing less than buggering the Bursar."
Dr. Frank Bryant - Professor of English Literature at Liverpool University, Open University Tutor, Cuckolded Husband with a slight drinking problem which affects his motivation. ” - brickley220
In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi. (134 mins.)
“ " If my life has a single point, it's this: I've learned to be unafraid of death but never to be unafraid of failure."
Major General Charles George Gordon CB (aka Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha and Gordon of Khartoum) - Professional soldier, engineer, Christian evangelist, administrator, author and humanitarian. ” - brickley220