A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Robert De Niro,
Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny (Mars Callahan) could be one of the best. But his mentor and "trainer" Joe (Chazz Palminteri), a shady hustler who decides how and who Johnny plays, is holding him back from his dream. When the day finally comes, Johnny breaks from Joe, which leads to only one thing -- violence. Joe is beaten up by some of Johnny's buddies as a sign to leave him alone, and with this final act of freedom, Johnny leaves the world of pool-sharking. After an ultimatum from his girlfriend Tara ('Alison Eastwood'), Johnny finally commits to a "real" job in the construction business, but is soon miserable there. He finds himself spending most of his time with his younger brother Danny (Michael Rosenbaum) who it seems is following in his footsteps on the road to a life Johnny left when he broke from Joe. As for Joe, he is bent on revenge for the beating he took, and soon he has a new protégé Brad (Rick Schroder) who is just as good if not better then Johnny. And he's got ... Written by
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Christopher Walken made the difficult trick shot to win the match against Tara's (Eastwood) boss on the first take. He was supposed to make a "trial run" for the scene, but he asked that the cameras go ahead and roll, in case he happened to make it on his first try, and he did. See more »
When Danny is performing on stage he stops singing at the end of the song, but his voice continues. See more »
Rod Steiger and Chaz Palminteri work great as opposing heavies.
This is a very good movie. I was prepared to be disappointed with a movie that is the first script, first directorial effort and first leading role for Mars Callahan but the script holds tightly together, the shots all make sense and move you along quickly and Mars has very good chemistry... It helps to have high quality actors surrounding Mars.. You can sense the freshness of some improvisation between the characters in some very humorous scenes.. Rod Steiger, Chaz Palminteri, Christopher Walken, Ricky Schroder and Allison Eastwood submerged into their respective characters... I was specially moved by Steiger's last film performance... This movie was made for a smaller budget than the previous big "pool" movie (The Color of Money) but carried itself as well as that blockbuster... Go see it!
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