Three generations of women (Talia Shire, Nina Siemaszko, and Colleen Dewhurst) run a failing bed and breakfast in this gentle romantic comedy. Everything changes when a charming mysterious ... See full summary »
Moore and Caine play dual rolls in this off-beat and highly silly caper - a pair of small time con-men and a partnership of nuclear physicists. As con-men, they use their uncanny ... See full summary »
Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the ... See full summary »
Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to ... See full summary »
A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew, a hotshot Anglo-Sicilian lawyer, to identify the real culprit. The ... See full summary »
This film concerns a writer of mystery stories who bases his villain on a criminal, played by Malcolm McDowell, who is incarcerated in prison. Escaping prison after his apparent death in a ... See full summary »
Matthew has everything a young man could want: a large apartment in Monaco, which he shares with his best friend Sebastian, affluence and all the women he wants end up in his bed. When Emma... See full summary »
A European arms dealer (Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a NATO war games... See full summary »
This Willy Bogner picture is the definitive ski film. A visually exciting sports/music adventure story. Music by Grammy Award winner Harold Faltermaier is combined with a cinematographic ... See full summary »
Sir George fakes his own death so that his estate will go to the winners of the "Megathon", a pseudo-Olympics event. His three step-children are forced to compete in a variety of winter-type sports against top athletes representing other companies George owed debts to, so that they can gain their inheritance. Written by
When Victor is activating the detonators for the para-gliders of the Guru's team, he is holding the remote control right before his belly, but in the next shot, he's holding it away from his body on the left side. See more »
Fire, Ice and Dynamite proves that just because Willy Bognor shot the extraordinary ski-chase sequences in OHMSS it doesn't mean he can direct a stunt-filled comedy. Part of that long line of Great Race and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines-inspired would-be spectacles that stretches from Monte Carlo or Bust to The Cannonball Run films, its pretty much the bottom of the barrel and lacks even a star cast to keep you interested (unless you count Siegfried Rauch, Bob Goody or one-shot cameos from the likes of Nikki Lauder, Tatjana Patiz, a p***ed-off looking Jennifer Rush and a confused looking Buzz Aldrin).
Roger Moore's millionaire philanthropist whose business empire is in trouble starts the ball rolling by faking his death by jumping out of a plane a la Moonraker and setting his creditors against each other in a winner-takes-all extreme sports contest with a $135m prize which he intends his children to win caustic gay Simon Shepherd, obnoxious singer Connie De Groot and yuppie broker Geoffrey Moore (wonder how he got the part?), a trio of no-hopers who have to learn to pull together and yadda yadda yadda. The dynamite is provided by Karl-Otto Alberty lookalike Uwe Ochsenknecht and Celia Gore-Booth as a pair of would-be Dastardly-und-Muttley siblings determined to either win or take revenge on the family for some barely defined slight in the past. Of course, it's pointless with this kind of film to note that most of the film (especially the ending) makes no sense whatsoever since it's merely an excuse for stunts and extreme sports footage. There's not even anything inherently wrong with that if a film manages to entertain. Unfortunately, while there ARE plenty of stunts, they're never properly showcased or woven into any form of narrative sense. At times they're barely even edited, giving the impression of an assembly of footage in almost random order. Then there's the product placement, which transcends anything seen on the screen before or since. It's not just a matter of posters or product there's actually an extended five minute sequence where each of the teams' sponsors are given their 30 seconds of screen time while Marjoe Gortner sings the praises of their corporations. When the adverts are more jaw dropping than the action, you know a film just isn't working.
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