John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?
Professor Isaac Balter, en route to his wedding, stops over in San Francisco for one night and falls in love with another beautiful woman, Aurora. In his twenty-four hour wild ride, he ... See full summary »
Maria Grazia Cucinotta,
At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.
Samuel L. Jackson,
A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal pain and a troubled marriage fade into the background as news comes that one of her sons ... See full summary »
A young woman, struggling to become a novelist, has her life go into a tailspin. Her first novel is rejected, her non-committal boy friend decides to take a powder, her best friend moves to... See full summary »
After the death of the President, his successor is on the campaign trail to be re-elected. On a stop in Colorado, he is suddenly snowed in and he and his entourage are forced to take shelter in a small diner. Of course, the group completely take over from the diner's owner and his French-Canadian waitress. Also in the diner is a local redneck and a married couple. Suddenly, the movie moves into a suspense film as the President learns that Iraq has invaded Kuwait and slaughtered hundreds of American soldiers. Setting up temporary communications, the President announces that he will launch a nuclear attack on Iraq immediately if the country does not withdraw. Iraq reacts that they have 23 nuclear missiles trained on the US that they are ready to launch. Tensions mount with the involved civilians offering a different viewpoint to the President from the normal opinions of his advisers. Written by
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The combination to unlock the nuclear suitcase is 08061945 (August 6, 1945), which is the date the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. See more »
President Emerson speculates whether the retinal scanning device has been updated with his retinal pattern, replacing that of his predecessor. However, in order to do so he would have had to have his retinal pattern recorded, which is an unusual event which most people do not routinely experience, and logically he would be likely to remember whether it had happened or not. See more »
I enjoyed this movie on two levels; first, it's a good story, (though some might say time-tested). It was also well acted by the leads. What I most enjoyed about the movie, though, is what most of the amateur reviewers seemed to miss, (and what the film students among them should have been concentrating on the most), the production. I truly enjoyed seeing the frugality with which this film was made. So many have mentioned the freak snow storm as being central to the story; it's there to explain why there is only one set of people, it doesn't contribute to the story materially at all. Yes it lends a certain claustrophobic quality, but that's a by-product of limitations of having only one set, (though I can't say this was unintended). The use of stock footage was inspiring. Best of all, the black and white lead in was a great money saver. There was a movie school feel about the film, but that's not always a bad thing.
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