A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »
Codie Lucas Wilbee
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Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the... See full summary »
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Leola Mae Harmon, a pregnant military nurse who is the victim of a drunk-driving accident. In addition to losing her unborn child, Leola is severely disfigured by the incident. To make ... See full summary »
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Four hundred million dollars are hidden in a boat in some harbor in South America, hidden by Dani Servigo's brother. When his brother gets killed, Dani is a wanted man, by undercover D.E.A.... See full summary »
Mario Van Peebles,
A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.
A jewel thief, his wacky sidekick, and his girlfriend are chased around Los Angeles by cops, the Cia, terrorists and Turkish government agents after they steal a sacred ruby, the Byzantine Fire.Written by
John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The original novel "Why Me", by Donald Westlake is set in New York City, not Los Angeles. See more »
No explanation is given as to when or how Gus, Bruno and June were able to set up the between-towers rope-and-pulleys system to exchange the Byzantine Fire for the bag of money; it seems to have already been in place when the trio arrive at the towers. See more »
[motioning to the mess in his apartment]
My maid died.
[smelling the air]
Must've died in here.
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Woody Allen-like comedy that delivers big laughs .........
Christopher Lambert just happens to be in the burglary business with his future father-in-law, Christopher Lloyd. When by complete accident they steal a priceless ruby ring, all hell breaks loose, with the Turks, the police, and the local hoods, all after them. "Why Me?' is very much in the same spirit as a Woody Allen film like "Small Time Crooks", only with bigger laughs. J.T. Walsh, plays the Los Angeles Chief of Police, and has many memorable lines of deadpan humor, while Michael J. Pollard makes an appearance as a discriminating fence. One highlight is a "stoolie" who will only enter the witness protection program, if J.T. Walsh provides him with a sex change operation. The movie is so off the wall, that you can't help but like it. Recommended. - MERK
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