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1. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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48 Metascore

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Frank Miller | Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson

2. The Departed (2006)

R | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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86 Metascore

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

Writers: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

3. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

4. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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55 Metascore

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Writer: Simon Kinberg | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

5. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Writer: Robert Rodat | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

6. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Writer: Martin McDonagh | Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

7. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Writers: David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, Mark Rosner | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

8. Equilibrium (2002)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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33 Metascore

In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs

9. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Drama

8.7
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99 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

10. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure

6.9
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43 Metascore

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.

Writers: Robert E. Howard, John Milius, Oliver Stone | Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

11. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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59 Metascore

In 2035 a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Writers: Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman, Isaac Asimov | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

12. Legion (2010)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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32 Metascore

A group of strangers fight for the welfare of humanity.

Writers: Peter Schink, Scott Stewart | Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black

13. The Last Stand (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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54 Metascore

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Writer: Andrew Knauer | Director: Kim Jee-woon | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro

14. First Blood (1982)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

7.7
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62 Metascore

A Vietnam Veteran uses his combat skills against the lawman of a small town when they arrest and abuse him.

Writers: David Morrell, Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

15. Sahara (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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41 Metascore

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Writers: Clive Cussler, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, John C. Richards, James V. Hart | Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy

16. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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68 Metascore

An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Writers: Daniel Pyne, Glenn Gers | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

17. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

18. Date Night (2010)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

Writer: Josh Klausner | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

19. Rambo (2008)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller, War

7.1
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46 Metascore

In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

Writers: Art Monterastelli, Sylvester Stallone, David Morrell | Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish

20. A History of Violence (2005)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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81 Metascore

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.

Writers: John Wagner, Vince Locke, Josh Olson | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

21. Hostel: Part II (2007)

R | 94 min | Horror

5.4
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46 Metascore

Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.

Writer: Eli Roth | Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Roger Bart

22. Hostage (2005)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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44 Metascore

A failed police negotiator turned small town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation.

Writers: Robert Crais, Doug Richardson | Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas, Jimmy Bennett

23. Escape from L.A. (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Peter Fonda

24. A Perfect Getaway (2009)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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63 Metascore

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Writer: David Twohy | Director: David Twohy | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez

25. The Collection (II) (2012)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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36 Metascore

A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped warehouse.

Writers: Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan | Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Randall Archer

26. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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50 Metascore

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

27. Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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49 Metascore

A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

Writer: Michael Davis | Director: Michael Davis | Stars: Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci, Paul Giamatti, Stephen McHattie

28. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Godey | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

29. Kelly's Heroes (1970)

GP | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor

30. Straw Dogs (2011)

R | 110 min | Thriller

5.8
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45 Metascore

L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Writers: Rod Lurie, David Zelag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah, Gordon Williams | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods

31. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.8
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A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, E.M. Nathanson | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

32. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Writers: David Morrell, Kevin Jarre, Sylvester Stallone, James Cameron | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

33. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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30 Metascore

A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.

Writer: James Kearns | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

34. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Horror

5.5
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A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Writers: Paula Gosling, Sylvester Stallone | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

35. Red River (1948)

Approved | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.

Writers: Borden Chase, Charles Schnee | Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

36. First Knight (1995)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Writers: Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, William Nicholson | Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross

37. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

38. The Missing (I) (2003)

R | 137 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western

6.5
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55 Metascore

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Writers: Thomas Eidson, Ken Kaufman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd

39. The Lord of the Rings (1978)

PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle Earth.

Writers: Chris Conkling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter S. Beagle | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt

40. Harry Brown (2009)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Writer: Gary Young | Director: Daniel Barber | Stars: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, Charlie Creed-Miles

41. Broken Arrow (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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61 Metascore

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

Writer: Graham Yost | Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo

42. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Writers: Lowell S. Hawley, Johann David Wyss | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

43. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Approved | 167 min | War, Action, Drama

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Milton Sperling, John Melson | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

44. The Negotiator (1998)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Writers: James DeMonaco, Kevin Fox | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin

45. Young Guns II (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Western

6.4
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Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to ... See full summary »

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater

46. Windtalkers (2002)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

6.0
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51 Metascore

Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

Writers: John Rice, Joe Batteer | Director: John Woo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich

47. DragonHeart (1996)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.

Writers: Patrick Read Johnson, Charles Edward Pogue | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Dina Meyer, Pete Postlethwaite

48. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.8
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15 Metascore

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Writers: Doug Taylor, Jason Rappaport, Dan Stroncak, Chris Taylor | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski

49. The Mexican (2001)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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43 Metascore

A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.

Writer: J.H. Wyman | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons

50. 16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse. There are however forces at work trying to stop prevent them from making it.

Writer: Richard Wenk | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse, Jenna Stern