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Canned from a 20-year job as roadie for Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy is broke and desperate. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to Forest Hills, Queens to visit his aging mother, where a wild night with some hard-partying high school friends shows him that some things never change.
Jim Winters is a widower raising two teenage sons in a modest New Jersey home where the unspoken presence of the boys' mother--killed in a car accident five years earlier--lingers with a quiet intensity. Gabe, the oldest son, wants nothing more than to get out of the New Jersey suburbs and start a n
After twelve years in prison, Walter arrives in an unnamed city, moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. A quiet, guarded man, Walter finds unexpected solace from Vickie, a tough-talking woman who promises not
Raskin's is the kind of neighborhood Brooklyn restaurant where young and old, black and white, artists and professionals have mingled for generations. But now everything is about to change. Faced with a business slump, Ira, the stressed-out Jewish owner decides to shut down--or rather, sell out to a
Adaptation of Margaret Edson's play about Dr. Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English and scholar of poet John Donne who is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Shy and introverted George is planning to follow family tradition and marry a woman from his childhood home in Nigeria. But when he meets Alicia, a Latina woman who plans to marry her former professor, he begins to question his destiny. Emotions come to a boiling point when they travel to Alicia's m
Set amidst the expatriate community of Florence in 1938 -- during the rise of Fascism on the eve of World War II -- a penniless, widowed young British socialite, Mary Panton, travels to Italy to take up residence in the villa of some absent friends, only to find herself embroiled in a love triangle
Based on the real-life story of a young naval cadet who is accused of stealing a five shilling postal order. Convinced of the boy's innocence, the Winslow family persuade the country's leading lawyer, Sir Robert Morton to take on the defense. As the case proceeds, it challenges many long-accepted le
Charlotte Emery, a sheltered homemaker, is disillusioned with marriage and intent on leaving her husband. Standing in line to withdraw all the money in her bank account to finance her departure, she is suddenly taken hostage at gunpoint by Jake, a nervous young bank robber.
Set in Woodstock, the summer of 1969, a frustrated, beautiful young Brooklyn housewife, Pearl Kantrowitz, spends her summer in the Catskills. Her world is turned around when she has an affair with a free-wheeling traveling salesman, Walker Jerome--a charming and quietly seductive hippie. Pearl canno
Farmers in Pennsylvania try to avoid dispossession of their farms by growing marijuana. When the DEA arrives in town to investigate, and the local sheriff is forced to cooperate, loyalties and friendships are put to the test.
Matty is an actor with drink and drug problems. His girlfriend Annie leaves him, and his pal Mickey sets him up with another Annie, with whom he films Matty interacting as if she were the first Annie. Matty blacks out. Months later he is sober, living in New York, and with a new woman. But when he r
Tom Mullen is a wealthy corporate executive used to mediating tough business deals, and doing things his own way. Along with his beautiful wife Kate and son Sean, Tom has all the material trappings of success, including a Fifth Avenue penthouse, an enviable position in New York society and high media visibility. But when the thing he cherishes most--his young son--is abducted by desperate criminals and held for ransom, Tom''s world of affluence and privilege comes crashing down. And after an FBI rescue operation fails, he engineers a dangerous countermeasure in a last chance effort to bring his boy back to safety. With his son''s life hanging precariously in the balance, and his wife terrified by the shocking plan, Tom offers an appalling proposal, the response to which could easily result in the loss of his son forever.
Holocaust survivor Isaac Geldhart is a venomously witty publisher who would rather sink his efforts into a six-volume history of Nazi medical experiments than publish anything remotely commercial. When his son Aaron, a partner in the firm, tries to convince him to publish a potential best seller, Is
Set in 1917, a young man tries to stay true to his dreams while running in an extraordinary dog-sled marathon.
When an unsuccessful talent agent discovers a charismatic twelve year-old street urchin and lands her a lucrative commercial career, they develop a love/hate relationship.
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Part documentary, part narrative fiction, part home movie, part acid trip. A psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, Super-8 home movies, old answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture, and dramatic reenactments to create an epic portrait of an American fa
The story of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas. Raised in the Oriente Province of Cuba in the 1940s, Arenas began his life-long love of the sea and water. Leaving home as a young adolescent, he moves to Havana where he finds himself swept up in the revolutionary spirit and joins a circle of wr
Orphaned at a young age when their parents were killed in a car crash, Sammy and Terry have remained close despite the different paths their lives have taken. Married and divorced at a very young age, Sammy is a devoted if somewhat overprotective mother to her eight-year-old son, Rudy, who harbors r
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
Story follows 24 hours in the lives of a group of people in a small fishing village in Maine.
A depiction of Christ's life including a vision of what his life might have been like had he not been crucified.
The story of FBI agent Eliott Ness''s obsessive goal to bring down the notorious gangster Al Capone.
Two New York cops team up to track down a drug czar who has kidnapped the daughter of a business rival. Their search soon leads them to Hong Kong where everything culminates in a martial arts showdown. Chinese superstar Jackie Chan shows off his incredible gymnastic talents in one of his rare American film appearances.
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On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he''s ever known. But just as he realizes he''s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.
Working the night shift as a toll collector in Buffalo, New York, Henry is a man seemingly without ambition, dreams or purpose. He gets his wake-up call early one morning when he becomes an unwitting participant in an ill-conceived bank heist. Rather than give up the names of the real culprits, Henr
John Tyree is a handsome, soft-spoken Special Forces soldier visiting his father in South Carolina while on leave. Savannah Curtis is a beautiful, idealistic college student from a wealthy Southern family, home for spring break. John and Savannah are from different worlds, but through a chance enc
Life story of Dr. Jack Kevorkian who assisted in more than 150 cases of suicide and had beaten the state court system in Michigan numerous times, but he finally was convicted after he willingly sent a videotape of himself euthanizing a terminally ill man to "60 Minutes." He was convicted of second-
Up-and-coming boxer Micky Ward always lived in the shadow of his half-brother Dicky, who was a boxing hero. Dicky eventually ruined his career by getting involved with drugs and crime and now works as Micky's trainer. Together, the two brothers work to win a title bout that would redeem each of th
Three 70-year-old retired sea captains, in 1905 Cape Cod, try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.
CIA officer Claire Stenwick and MI6 agent Ray Koval have left the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers--industry titan Howard Tully and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik--nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can''t cheat their way out of: love.
After the failure of his career, his marriage, and his suicide attempt, world-class grouch Boris Yellnikoff, spends his days insulting the small children unfortunate enough to study chess with him and irritating his still-loyal friends with his never-ending tirades about the worthlessness of absolut
Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida has discovered there's no line he won't cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence "Tango" Butler has been undercov
A has-been divorcee basketball coach is asked to run the local high school girls basketball team. Down on his luck and unable to do right with his teenage daughter, this is an unexpected chance at redemption. Soon, the job and his friendship with one of the girls influence him to want to overcome hi
In this epic, post-apocalyptic tale, a father and his young son journey across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth. In order to make it to safety, they must fend off starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals in a w
Brian Weathersby is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents, the youngest son with two successful older brothers, a shady oil man, a surgeon, Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good porti
Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece "Precious" Jones, a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, a poisonously angry woman who abuses her em
"Are you free tonight?" A simple enough question, but how Jonathan McQuarry answers it will change his life forever. A corporate auditor adrift in a sea of New York's power elite, Jonathan's work is his entire life. But a chance meeting with Wyatt Bose, a charismatic corporate lawyer, introduces Jon
At the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Arlington, Va., analyst Osbourne Cox arrives for a top-secret meeting. Unfortunately for Cox, the secret is soon out: he is being ousted. Cox does not take the news particularly well and returns to his Georgetown home to work on his memoirs and his drinking, not necessarily in that order. His wife Katie is dismayed, though not particularly surprised; she is already well into an illicit affair with Harry Pfarrer, a married federal marshal, and sets about making plans to leave Cox for Harry. Elsewhere in the Washington D.C. suburbs, and seemingly worlds apart, Hardbodies Fitness Centers employee Linda Litzke can barely concentrate on her work. She is consumed with her life plan for extensive cosmetic surgery, and confides her mission to can-do colleague Chad Feldheimer. Linda is all but oblivious to the fact that the gym''s manager Ted Treffon pines for her even as she arranges dates via the Internet with other men. When a computer disc containing material for the CIA analyst''s memoirs accidentally falls into the hands of Linda and Chad, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. As Ted frets, "No good can come of this," events spiral out of everyone''s and anyone''s control, in a cascading series of encounters.
Carrie Bradshaw, successful author and everyone's favorite fashion icon-next-door, continues to narrate her own story about sex, love and the fashion-obsessed single woman in New York City. Carrie and her friends, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, juggle jobs and relationships while navigating mothe
Lifelong best friends Tibby, Carmen, Bridget and Lena have completed their first year of college. Having been apart all year, their plans for the summer will take them even further along separate paths. Feeling displaced at home with her mother expecting a new baby, and disappointed that her friends
When reclusive Detective Stan Aubray is called in to investigate a series of increasingly spectacular murders, he is thrust into a dark and unsettling underworld that threatens to reveal the secrets of his tormented past. As elaborate as they are gruesome, the murders are a paean to the mysteries of
After a rough break-up, Elizabeth sets out on a journey across America, leaving behind a life of memories, a dream and a soulful new friend; a cafe owner--all while in search of something to mend her broken heart. Waitressing her way through the country, Elizabeth befriends others whose yearnings ar
It begins with no clear warning. It seems to come out of nowhere. In a matter of minutes, episodes of strange, chilling deaths that defy reason and boggle the mind in their shocking destructiveness, erupt in major American cities. What is causing this sudden, total breakdown of human behavior? Is it
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana. The newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, is only beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against "crimes" like noisy portable radio, graffiti and public drunkenn
In a world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life. Sixty-two-year-old Walter Vale is sleepwalking through his life. Having lost his passion for teaching and writing, he fills the void by unsuccessfully trying to learn to play classical piano. When his college sends him to Manha
In 1978 South Orange New Jersey, 15 year old Gracie Bowen is the only girl in a family of three brothers. Their family life revolves almost entirely around soccer: her father and brothers are obsessed with the sport, practicing in the backyard's makeshift field every day from morning 'til night. Tra
A young mother, having just given birth and relocated to a remote house, begins to think her home is haunted by the ghost of a teenage girl who lived there before.
Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters; Constance, a content wife and mother, and Nina, a restless single woman. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. But who is this "Harris," wonder her daughters, and
Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life--a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better th
The story of the journey of Annie Braddock, a young woman from a working-class neighborhood in New Jersey, struggling to understand her place in the world. Fresh out of college, she gets tremendous pressure from her nurse mother to find a respectable position in the business world although Annie wou
Bobby Green has turned his back on the family business. The popular manager of El Caribe, the legendary Russian-owned nightclub in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, he has changed his last name and concealed his connection to a long line of distinguished New York cops. For Bobby, every night is a party, as
Alex Fletcher is a washed-up ''80s pop star who''s been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there''s a problem. Alex hasn''t written a song in years, he''s never written lyrics, and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Enter Sophie Fisher, Alex''s beguilingly quirky plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. On the rebound from a bad relationship, Sophie is reluctant to collaborate with anyone, especially commitment-phobe Alex. As their chemistry heats up at the piano and under it, Alex and Sophie will have to face their fears and the music if they want to find the love and success they both deserve.
Roger is a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P. Aided by his assistant, Lesher, Dr. P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion. Surrounded by a band of misfit classmates-- Walsh, who''s dying to move out of mother''s basement; Diego, a punching bag for his hen-pecker of a wife; and Eli, a shy guy just looking for female companionship--Roger''s confidence grows and he makes his way to the head of the class, even finding the courage to ask out his longtime crush, Amanda. But Roger quickly discovers that star students have a way of catapulting Dr. P''s competitive side into high gear. Soon enough, the teacher sets out to infiltrate and destroy Roger''s personal and professional life. Nothing is off limits for Dr. P, not even the object of Roger''s affection. In order to show Amanda Dr. P''s true colors, Roger must rally his new friends and find a way to beat the master at his own game.
In 1958 New York, Diane Arbus, the daughter of a posh fur store owner, is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband Allan, a fashion and advertising photographer. One night, Diane's eye is caught by a strange-looking mask the size of a man's head. Later, when Diane gets her fi
Cleveland Heep has been quietly trying to disappear among the burned-out light bulbs and broken appliances of the Cove apartment complex. But on the night that irrevocably changes his life, Cleveland finds someone else hiding in the mundane routine of this modest building--a mysterious young woman n
Rebecca, a successful actress and her Mr. Mom husband, Tom, have two kids, a virtually nonexistent sex life, and a marriage counselor who is too baffled by the pair to offer any real help. Rebecca's slacker younger brother, Tobey, has been dating the exasperated Elaine for eight years but can't seem
Tripp has never been able to leave the nest. He''s always had some reason or other to stay, but now, his desperate parents have finally had enough. They hire the gorgeous and talented girl of his dreams to get him to move out of the house.
Three years after entering prison for robbery as a 19-year-old heroin addict, Sherry Swanson begins her first day of freedom, clean and sober. A model prisoner who has undergone personal transformation, she immediately sets out to regain custody of her young daughter Alexis, who has been cared for i
Tyler Gage has grown up all his life on the rough streets of the city and he knows he''s unlikely to ever make it out of there. But after a brush with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at the city''s Maryland School of the Arts, everything changes. That''s when he meets Nora, the school''s prima ballerina, an alluring diva who is desperately searching for someone to replace her injured partner before the school''s all-important Senior Showcase. Spying Tyler''s moves, Nora can''t help but notice he''s got a raw but natural gift. She decides to take a chance on Tyler, but as they begin to train, the tension between them, and their polar opposite backgrounds, skyrockets. The only thing standing between Tyler and the void are his dreams of making it off the streets--and the only thing standing in the way of Nora''s obviously brilliant future is the Senior Showcase. Now, with everything on the line, Tyler will have just one performance to prove to Nora, and to himself, that he can step up to a life for larger than he ever imagined.
New York City is the most romantic place in the world--even if you're only 10 years old and falling in love for the first time. That's what young Gabe discovers as he pursues the object of his affections, his classmate Rosemary.
Three notorious gangsters wage a bloody battle for supremacy in the City of Brotherly Love. Beans, the imprisoned kingpin and hometown druglord, struggles to keep his renegade ABM Crime Syndicate on the map. He is driven and consumed by a festering hatred for his longtime rival. Dame, the Harlem-bo
"Come out, come out, wherever you are!" That command is familiar to everyone who has played the children''s game, Hide and Seek. The words and game take us back to an innocent carefree time in our lives, where the simple goal was to find hiding playmates. Many children could even enjoy a spirited game with imaginary friends. But then, imaginary friends can sometimes seem so real For young Emily Callaway, her games of Hide and Seek with an imaginary friend named Charlie have become anything but simple and innocent. Instead, she finds herself in the middle of a series of increasingly nightmarish acts that even her father David cannot stop. Who--or what--is Charlie? David wonders. How can an "imaginary" entity have this kind of hold on her? Maybe Charlie is not imaginary at all, but instead a flesh-and-blood, malevolent presence?
Duane is a down-on-his-luck divorced father who works the night shift as a pit boss at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City. Heartsick about the demise of his marriage to Linda, Duane does nothing much in his daily life but work and drink. When his visitation rights are threatened after he's caught drivi
The resolutely single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs hi
In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi, a 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David, a 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi''s therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi''s new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David''s traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion.
An expose which reflects upon what has happened to America since the events of September 11, 2001 that touches upon the personal relationship between President George W. Bush and the family of terrorist Osama bin Laden. As well, the chronicle focuses on the powerful roles that oil and greed may have
When Todd Anderson is chosen as the #1 NBA draft pick by the New Jersey Nets, he signs a contract for thirty million dollars that instantly changes his life. Whether he likes it or not his mom, Lady Em, is not going to let her son forget his roots. When Todd buys a new house and mistakenly invites family from the old neighborhood for a cookout on the same day he scheduled an endorsement interview, chaos erupts and Todd must choose between his down home roots and his newfound celebrity.
Ollie Trinke is a smooth and successful Manhattan music publicist who seems to have it all. When his perfect life is suddenly tragically upended--leaving him as a single father unqualified for the role--he snaps. Before long Ollie''s big city life is a memory. Out of a job and out of luck, he reluctantly moves in with his father back home to New Jersey where he was raised. It is the lowest point in his life. Just ask him. The years pass and with them Ollie''s plans for his future. Stuck in an unexciting, deadend job, he sees no way out and no way back to the life he used to love. But he adores his young daughter Gertie, and she loves their life in the ''burbs. To her, Jersey is paradise. While renting Gertie''s favorite movie for the zillionth time one day, Ollie meets Maya, who challenges his priorities and perspective. He begins to realize that sometimes you have to forget about who you thought you were, accept who you are and acknowledge what makes you happy.
Joanna Eberhart thinks she's made it to the top of her world. The youngest president in the history of the EBS television network, she also has an attentive husband and two beautiful children. On the surface, Joanna's life appears to be, well, perfect--until one catastrophic day when it all comes cr
Set in the beach community of East Hampton, New York, one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children''s books author Ted Cole and his beautiful wife Marion is chronicled. Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. The Coles lovingly parent their surviving child, bright 4-year-old Ruth, who takes everything in stride as perhaps only a child can. But Marion''s equation of love with loss, coupled with Ted''s infidelities, points towards a much-needed change in the relationship. That may come in the form of Eddie O''Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant--and, Ted hopes, the catalyst to invigorate the Coles'' bond of marriage. Eddie idolizes Ted, but Ted''s erratic work habits soon leave Eddie to his own devices. Marion becomes an object of desire for Eddie, rekindling in her some surprising emotions as a mother and as a woman. To Eddie''s surprise and delight, his yearning is potently reciprocated. As he becomes passionately entwined with the seemingly fragile yet increasingly bold Marion, Eddie comes to realize that, similarly, Ted''s surface fecklessness hides something deeper within. As the summer draws to a close, Marion and Ted must make difficult decisions about the future of their family.
Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the
U.S. Army Major Bennett Marco can''t sleep at night--and he doesn''t want to. Marco spends his days giving inspiring speeches about his platoon''s ambush in the Kuwaiti desert and the heroics of Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who won the Medal of Honor for saving Marco''s crew. But at night, Marco''s dreamlike memories of the desert turn sinister and terrifying. And Marco privately wonders whether the two soldiers who died in the firefight might have met darker fates than officially recorded--and whether Shaw might not be the glorious hero that everyone thinks he is. When Shaw takes the national stage as a surefire candidate for vice president--under the thumb of his controversial mother, Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw--Marco is forced to act on his growing suspicions. With military officials questioning his sanity, and the net of security tightening around Shaw, Marco races to probe deeper into the unimaginable, shocking truth before the White House is won.
Over a meal in a Chinese restaurant, Sy poses a conundrum to his fellow diners: Is the essence of life comic or tragic? For the sake of argument, he tells a story, which the others then embellish to illustrate their takes on life. The story starts as follows: A young Manhattan couple, Park Avenue pr
Following the brutal murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined NYU professor dares to test the limits of her own safety by propelling herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison with a detective. As the affair increasingly pushes the limits of sexuality, she grows wary about
Victor Rosa runs a successful "street pharmaceutical" business that peddles a high-in-demand heroin mix which he has named "Empire". His beautiful fiancee, Carmen, a Baruch College student, befriends a classmate who has an an investment-banker boyfriend named Jack Wimmer. Victor meets Jack, and they
Jonathan Cross is an all-American hotshot, the most popular player in the fastest and most extreme sport of all time: Rollerball. Along with teammates Marcus Ridley and Aurora, Jonathan is living the high life -- fame, money, incredible cars -- all for giving viewers what they want: a dangerous game
Val Waxman is a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. His last film was a hit in Europe but bombs in America, and he is considered to be past it. However, his girlfriend convinces studio bosses to let him make a film about old-time Hollywood. When the opportunity comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner--work for his ex-wife Ellie who dumped him for the studio head bankrolling the picture; or forfeit his last shot at forwarding his career, and avoid a painful reconnect. Is Val blinded by love when he opts for the reconnect? Is love blind when it comes to Ellie''s staunch support? Literally and figuratively, the proof is in the picture.
New York City homicide detective Vincent LaMarca has forged a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, making a name for himself as a man intensely committed to his work. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent - the suspect he's investigating is his own son, J y. Vincent
A rush-hour fender bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious adversaries. Their means of destroying on
The international misadventures of fashion model Derek Zoolander, who is hired to stop a secret cartel of political assassins posing as male models. Derek soon discovers the horrifying secret of why no male models live past the age of thirty. While Derek tries to infiltrate the fashion/assassin clique led by the mean-spirited designer Mugatu, he must also contend with Hansel, a dense, on-the-rise male model who threatens to sabotage his mission--as well as his modeling career.
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children--Chas, Richie, and Margot. They were a family of geniuses and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have had a preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot was a playwright and re
The romantic fates of seven New Yorkers interweave as their lives and loves ebb and flow to the pulsing rhythms of the city they share. Tommy is a "bridge-and-tunnel" guy who yearns for a stable relationship after his breakup with a longtime girlfriend. Tommy gets counseling from the macho Carpo, bu
A tale about two lovelorn fiftysomething New Yorkers. Christopher is an exterminator-cum-jazz musician who, after years of one-night stands, begins to question his sexual orientation. Grace is a divorcee whose daughter has just left home for college. Grace is looking to jump-start her life anew. Gr
Before Jacqueline Susann published her best-selling novel "Valley of the Dolls," she was deteremined to find her place in the spotlight. When a friend told her that "talent wasn't everything" she embarked on a quest to find someone to promote her. She found Irving Mansfield, a manager and publicist
After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life--a treasure trove of ancient Scots-Irish ballads, song
On the eve of a carnivalesque festival on a small Caribbean island, Police Captain Victor Benezet is interviewing a prominent tax attorney, a former colleague who has discovered one of the victims in the biggest murder case of the aging Captain's career. Though the attorney is expected nearby at a l
When spoiled college kid Walter Wade kills a young black student, John Shaft makes the arrest. Walter skips bail and flees the country, and after two years of waiting, Shaft hauls him back into custody as Walter secretly returns to the States. But when Walter''s wealthy father posts bail once again, Walter is back on the streets and looking to put Shaft in a body bag. So are two of Shaft''s corrupt colleagues, Jack Roselli and Jimmy Grovitch, as well as a Dominican drug lord, Peoples Hernandez, who wants revenge on Shaft for humiliating him in the neighborhood he rules. For backup, Shaft has only his two closest pals: Carmen, a colleague on the police force; and his streetwise confidant, Rasaan. Meanwhile, Shaft has to track down the one murder witness, Diane Palmieri, who can put all of his enemies away for good even as the toughest killers in the city close in on him.
A love story following the relationship between Franklin Swift, a sometimes-employed Brooklyn construction worker and Zora Banks, a music teacher and aspiring singer-songwriter who's about to get her big break. Confronted with a myriad of financial, social and job-related challenges, the couple is f
The fact is: women outnumber men. For journalist Keith Parker that means that women will just have to share. That may be so, but maintaining relationships with 2 women is expensive and so time-consuming that he simply gets fired from his very excellent job as staff writer at a trendy New York magazi
The ambitious, restless writer, Tuccio is the resident playwright of a struggling repertory company, whose members reflect the European melting pot that is New York at the turn of the century. Tuccio is eager to stage his unfinished new play, Illuminata, but the theater owners, Astergourd and Pallen
The story of two New Yorkers living next door to each other and worlds apart: Walt Koontz is a retired security guard, ultra-conservative and proud of it, living in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Late one night, while trying to help a neighbor in trouble, Walt suffers a stroke which leaves him with pa
Thomas Crown is a self-made billionaire who can buy anything he wants and is irresistible to women. But there are some things that money can''t buy. Thomas Crown has run out of challenges. When an alarm sounds at a world class museum and someone walks out with a priceless Monet, Crown is the last person the New York police suspect. But one person suspects him: Catherine Banning, the brilliant female investigator hired to retrieve the painting no matter what it takes. Catherine loves the chase as much as he does and she''s on to his game. Crown has found his challenge. Two can play, but only one can win.
After being imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Leo Handler just wants to get his life back on track, so he heads home to take a job in the New York City subway yards, where his highly connected Uncle Frank now runs the show. He meets up with his old childhood friend, Willie Guitierrez, his cou
With only nine days to go before his wedding, neurotic writer Wirey Spindell realizes he's no longer attracted to Tabatha, his beautiful and understanding fiancé. With the help of a therapist, Spindell decides to retrace the steps of his sexual life, starting from disasters as a toddler, going thoug
After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her from the rest, a secret ability to m
Harper Stewart, a commitment-shy writer and the best man at the wedding of Lance and Mia, is nervous--and with good reason. His steamy new novel hits bookstores soon, and when his friends finally read it he knows they will notice more than just a passing resemblance to the characters depicted in the
The story of the staging of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 musical "The Cradle Will Rock", which the government placed an injunction against. The actors led the audience through New York to another venue and acted in the auditorium without props or costumes, just one action during the charged Depression-era
It didn't get any hotter than the summer of 1977 in New York City. As temperatures soared into the hundreds things started to change in the city and it made everyone a little tense and crazy. Looters poured into the streets as a blackout plunged the city into drkness and fear; and a mysterious psych
When New York architect Amy Benic falls in love with blind, charismatic masseur Virgil Adamson, she convices him to undergo experimental surgery that will allow him to see the world as she sees it - in all its chaotic, colorful glory. In this new, exciting time together, they soon learn that all gif
During the early 1980s as the Disco era comes to an end, a pair of recent Hampshire College grads move to Manhattan and are befriended by a group of Harvard grads.
Set in a seaside town, Claudia, a burnt-out waitress who's about to turn 30, is torn between her dreams and the lure of a middle-class life, especially when her dead-end life is altered by the reappearance of her ex-boyfriend, Charlie, who left abrubtly several years earlier. He takes a job at a gar
When a popular high school teacher is murdered, his brother, an ex-mercenary, becomes a teacher in the inner-city school to exact revenge on those responsible for the death.
A man convicted of murdering his wife is offered a chance to have his sentence lessened if he can persuade his heavily-recruited basketball star son to sign with a local college.
Mike is a law student who has once been burned playing poker, and has turned his back on gambling in order to settle in with his girlfriend Jo, and his studies. When his former partner in crime Worm is released from prison, though, he is tempted back to the card tables and realises how much he enjoy
A modern-day reworking of Dickens' tale in which a young man leaves his privileged upbringing in Florida and heads to New York City to become an artist. There his life is changed when he meets three disparate strangers--Lustig, a dangerous, escaped convict; Estella, a beautiful, but icy woman; and N
A tabloid reporter pursues a vampire who flies a small plane into desolate airports where he attacks his victims.
Dorine is a copy editor at a computer trade magazine that is in the process of downsizing. Budget cuts and her Machiavellian editrix, Virginia, force her to work at home. E-mail serves as Dorine's only link between her house, where she cares for her sick mother, and the office, her only connection t
Girl 6 is a young actress trying to make it in New York. When money and work are scarce, she becomes a phone sex operator to make ends meet, and embarks on a fantastic, roller-coaster journey of self-discovery. Originally seduced by the cash and free time the job provides, Girl 6 rapidly discovers t
Joe has moved from Iowa to downtown New York City. After settling into his grimy apartment, Joe discovers that it is home to a legion of talking and singing cockroaches. Although having so many bugs for roommates has its drawbacks, Joe finds the roaches to be friendly and good-natured, and they aid him in wooing the lovely Lily, as well as in contending with his mean landlord.
At the Eager Beaver, a topless bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, former FBI clerk Erin Grant dances nightly in order to raise enough money to regain custody of her seven year-old daughter, Angela. David Dilbeck, a kinky Congressman controlled by a gang of murderous sugar cane growers, staggers into the club and can''t contain his sexual urges while watching Erin dance. He is recognized by Jerry Killian, a sharp-eyed regular, who, also infatuated with Erin, initiates a blackmail plan against Dilbeck meant to aid Erin in her court case. Killian is soon murdered, and Detective Al Garcia finds the blackmailer''s body floating in a lake. The plot spreads from there and begins to include characters from society''s fringes; there''s Shad, the Eager Beaver''s menacing bouncer with some ingenious blackmail schemes of his own. Darrell, Erin''s psychopathic ex-husband, a small-time crook who deals in wheelchairs stolen from rest homes and hospitals.
Just out of college, Tom Thompson can''t find a job, a girlfriend or a way out of his mother''s house in Brooklyn. Still surrounded by loyal friends from his youth, Tom''s heart reels when he is reunited with his high school crush Julie DeMarco. Just when his luck seems to be changing, Tom receives a mysterious phone call from a woman asking him to be a pallbearer at the funeral of an old classmate. Struck with a sense of duty, Tom agrees despite one dilemma: he can''t remember who the classmate is. For Tom, it''s just the beginning of a series of errors and mistaken identities that will send his friendships, love life and outlook on the world spinning back into uncertainty.
Eliza thinks she has the perfect marriage, living in suburban Long Island with her husband Louis. However, the morning after Thanksgiving, she discovers what appears to be a love letter written to her husband. Distraught by the possibilities and seeking advice, she drives to her parents' house, where she shows the letter to her high-strung mother Rita, her mild-mannered father Jim, her rebellious younger sister Jo, and Jo's pretentious boyfriend Carl. Hoping to quickly resolve the situation, the five of them cram into the family station wagon and set off for Manhattan where Eliza can confront her husband face-to-face. They arrive at Louis' office only to discover that he has been given the day off. The family desperately tails Louis around the city, but always ends up one step behind him. As the day progresses, they find themselves gradually revealing their long-repressed feelings towards each other, and encounter a series of eccentric strangers whose problems mirror their own.
Star basketball player Lewis Scott is single-handedly leading Utah Jazz to a comeback bid for the NBA championship, much to the dismay of the Boston Celtics fans--and particularly Mike O''Hara and Jimmy Flaherty. When Game 6 ends with a Boston Celtics defeat and a series tie, Jimmy and Mike are outraged to hear that Scott is celebrating his victory at a local nightclub. Daring to look the enemy in the eye, they seek out Scott and soon devise a plan to get him so drunk, he won''t be able to play well, thus securing the title for the home team. The unsuspecting Scott falls for the plan and finally passes out. Mike and Jimmy wake the next morning in Jimmy''s apartment only to find that Scott is there as well, with his hands and feet bound in tape! Discovering they''ve kidnapped him, the duo suddenly realize they have a rare opportunity to actually control the outcome of the series if they keep Scott from playing. What they don''t count on is that Scott is as keen a competitor off the court as he is on.
Mel Coplin is on a mission. Though he loves his beautiful wife, Nancy, and their new baby son, he feels his life is incomplete. What''s missing is knowing the two people who brought him into this world--his biological parents. Enter Tina Kalb, a psychologist from the agency where Mel was adopted. Tina is a former dancer with the legs to prove it. Her intent: to reunite Mel with his parents while videotaping the experience for her own research. The problem is, Tina seems interested in more than just the research. Meanwhile, Mel''s adoptive parents are worried. Why isn''t their son satisfied with the mother and father who raised him? What, exactly is he looking for, and will he make it home in time for Dad''s 60th birthday? To answer these questions, Mel, Nancy, Tina and the baby set out on a cross-country trek that brings them more surprises than they bargained for.
Laurel Ayres is a bright financial analyst with more brains than most of her male colleagues. She''s fed up with following the rules to get ahead, and when she''s passed over for a well-deserved promotion, Laurel decides the fairer sex has played fair long enough. She sets about creating the perception that she''s formed a partnership with a powerful financial whiz. The deception works, and while the speculators are musing about the identity of her enigmatic associate, Laurel maneuvers a number of successful financial deals and proves that men don''t have a monopoly on creative enterprise.
A portrait of Valerie Solanas--the woman who gunned down Andy Warhol and almost killed him. The film is also a paean to Warhol--the true king of pop--and the world which he created around him in the late 1960s. Using the disturbed, but frequently brilliant, visionary-feminist Solanas as her focal po
A prominent member of local society, Billy Halleck is self-conscious about his waistline, but his extra pounds don''t slow him down in the courtroom, where his latest triumph is to win the acquittal--and gratitude--of Mafioso Richie Ginelli. His weakness for food, however, inspires a terrible curse that is placed on him after he negligently, though accidentally, runs down an old Gypsy woman and conspires with influential friends to sidestep responsibility for the deed. Billy may have evaded punishment in the courts, but he can''t escape justice at the hands of the victim''s ancient father, Tadzu Lempke, who lays a Gypsy curse on him that shrivels not only his body but his heart as well. As Billy begins to waste away, he pleads with Ginelli to help him force Lempke to life the curse. The gangster''s brutal way of dealing with Lempke and his fellow Gypsies, however, pushes the increasingly emaciated Billy farther down the path of spiritual decay.
The year is 2035 and humankind subsists in a desolate netherworld following the eradication of 99% of the Earth's population, a holocaust that makes the planet's surface uninhabitable, and mankind's destiny uncertain. A desperate group of scientists secure a reluctant volunteer, Cole, to embark on a
It's the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Pittsburgh Penguins are battling the Chicago Blackhawks as 17,000 frenzied fans, including the Vice President of the United States, are on the edge of their seats--unaware that an elite group of terrorists is about to make this a game no one will
The game is cars--taking them from the street for a hot thrill ride to the fence or the chop shop--and then living off the high until the next Mercedes or BMW rolls by. This is the only life that Jason Petty and his crew--Midget, P-Nut, Ronnie, Tiny and Ritchie--understand. And when police lieutenan
Set in the legal halls of New York City and the local art scene, an ambitious lawyer meets a junky prostitute who gets him hooked on heroin.
Ex-con Jimmy Kilmartin is caught in an inescapable web of double crosses, deceit and sudden death when he's forced to infiltrate New York's criminal underground. Trapped between a vicious psychopath and an unscrupulous D.A., Kilmartin must find the strength and ingenuity to save himself and his fami
On the streets of New York, police officer John McClane has just about seen it all. He''s got a nose for danger, a penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and a talent for overcoming incredible odds. But this time, danger is looking for him. Seeking a very personal and mysterious revenge against McClane, a malevolent genius named Simon is forcing the heroic cop to play a deadly game. The stakes: New York City itself. The game begins when a phone call from Simon sends McClane to Harlem, where he unexpectedly forms an alliance with the very unwilling Zeus Carver. McClane and Zeus soon find themselves careening across the Big Apple, pursuing the deadly Simon, who''s always one step ahead of them. In the past, McClane''s had his share of bad days. But on this blisteringly hot summer day in the City, Simon Says John McClane is about to have a really bad day.
After Monika gives birth to a daughter, her husband, Angelo, begins to have serious financial troubles. His friend, Ray, suggests that Angelo can make a small fortune by helping him deal crack cocaine. Angelo initially refuses, until he becomes hooked on the drug and realizes he has to support both his addiction and his family. But as the years drag on, more and more of Ray''s money goes toward his drug problem, and the family begins to crumble.
The Dunham brothers grew up together in the same Brooklyn housing projects, yet they're as opposite as good is from evil. Victor Dunham has a family, works two jobs and leads a respectable life. His younger brother Strike, on the other hand, has an "office" bench with a panoramic view of the project
After the accidental death of his beloved father, a teenage boy moves to Miami to live with his older brother and becomes involved with his girlfriend.
In lieu of a tip, a New York cop offers a recently bankrupt waitress half of his lottery ticket. It turns out to be the winning ticket and, much to the chagrin of his avaricious wife, the good-hearted officer decides to honor his pledge.
Story about an upper-middle class suburban mother serial killer.
Workaholic New York City tabloid editor Henry Hackett loves the adrenaline rush his job gives him, but the long hours and lousy salary are starting to grate on his wife Martha. With the paper facing cutbacks and his wife pregnant, Hackett contemplates taking a more sedate job with a more respectable
Two modern-day cowboys travel to Manhattan after their lifelong friend suddenly vanishes.
In appreciation for saving a gangster's life, a cop is given the gift of a female bartender, with whom he falls in love. The story is set in present-day Chicago.
Lottery winners fall victim to con men.
Story revolves around neighboring couples involved in mate swapping and the man who is framed for the murder of the woman he was in love with.
Story about a man trying to realize his American Dream: to succeed at the work he cares about and to work with the people he loves.
Set in the future when abortion is illegal, a mother and daughter are arrested for "fetal murder."
A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.
A small-town eccentric opens a café in her decaying home.
On the eve of her wedding day, a woman's former husband returns to their hometown and tries to win her back.
Claus Von Bulow fights to prove himself innocent of drugging his high society wife.
Screen adaptation of Connell's two novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," written in 1958 and 1968, that chronicle 40 years in the lives of a couple and their family in Kansas City, Missouri. Joanne Woodward was named Best Actress of 1990, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala cited for best screenplay, by the N
Three horror stories are presented in this anthology. In "Old Chief Wood'n'head," a cigar store Indian comes to life in order to avenge the murders of the couple who owned the general store where he stands. "The Raft" tells the story of teenagers who find themselves stranded in the middle of a lake
Five horror stories are presented in this anthology: A murdered man returns to get his Father''s Day cake; a farmer finds a meteor that causes everything that touches it to grow; a vengeful cuckold buries his wife and her boyfriend up to their necks on the beach and waits for high tide; a professor plans to feed his nagging wife to a creature that lives under the college steps; and a nasty millionaire who fears insects meets up with a huge number of cockroaches.
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Leslie Wright is a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with NBA All-Star Scott McKnight. All is going well until Leslie finds herself falling for Scott, forcing her to choose between the gig of a lifetime and the tug-of-war inside her heart. Oblivious to her r
Jack and Connie are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of the city, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue their budding relationship. In contrast, the couple that introduced them, Clyde and Lucy are confronting unresol
After intense rehearsals of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," Paul is emotionally drained. He stumbles upon a "Soul Storage," a private lab offering New Yorkers something intriguing-- a relief from the burden of their souls. Paul decides to get his soul extracted, only to discover that it has the shape and s
The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher''s presence in the Tuohys'' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
Three very different U.S. soldiers, T.K. Poole, Colee Dunn and Fred Cheever, arrive in New York from Germany only to find their connecting flights canceled due to a power outage. Anxious to get to their respective destinations, they agree to share a rented minivan to suburban St. Louis where Cheever
Back in the late '80s, Randy "The Ram" Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter and unable to sustain any r
Four New York City cops are dead, killed in an ambush that has the entire police department on alert and on edge. With a cop killer on the loose and so much riding on the case, Chief of Manhattan Detectives Francis Tierney, Sr. asks his son, Detective Ray Tierney, to lead the investigation. Reluctan
When investigative reporter Rowena Price learns that her friend's murder might be connected to powerful ad executive Harrison Hill, she goes undercover with the help of her associate, Miles Hailey. Posing as Katherine, a 'temp' at Hill's ad agency, and Veronica, a girl Hill flirts with online, Rowen
Henry Roth, a misanthropic, emotionally complex New York author of a hit children's book series, is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and creative collaborator passes away. All messed-up, Henry tells kids that Santa doesn't exist, he hates sleeping with--and next to--
Margot Zeller, a savagely bright, razor-tongued short-story writer who creates chaos wherever she goes, sets off on a surprise journey to the wedding of her estranged and free-spirited, unassuming sister Pauline. Margot, with her all-too-rapidly maturing son Claude in tow, arrives with the gale forc
The tale of Brad and Abby Cairn, perfect Manhattan parents in a perfect Manhattan apartment whose perfect life begins to crack after the birth of their second child Lily. Shortly after Lily arrives home, a dark side of prodigy son Joshua slowly begins to reveal itself.
Tom Reilly and his wife Sofia are in for some major changes now that they have a newborn. As a lawyer, Sofia has always provided a comfortable living while Tom has contributed love, support and the occasional paycheck. When Sofia decides to be a stay-at-home mom all that changes. Tom moves the fam
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver to one of the inner city''s leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city''s mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars. Richie Roberts is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. Roberts believes someone is climbing the rungs above the known Mafia families and starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene. Both Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that sets them apart from their own colleagues, making them lone figures on opposite sides of the law. The destinies of these two men will become intertwined as they approach a confrontation where only one of them can come out on top.
A psychological thriller that revolves around the celebrated writer and popular late-night radio show host, Gabriel Noone, who develops an intense relationship with a young listener named Pete and his adopted mother, just as his own domestic life is undergoing changes. When a troubling question aris
A coming-of-age film about Ernest Chin, a boy growing up in his family-owned motel, who befriends Sam Kim, a charismatically self-destructive man who has checked in. Sam decides to take Ernest under his wing and teach the fatherless boy how to be a man--all in about a week.
Lust is in the air on Harford Road and Sylvia Stickles, a grumpy, repressed middle-aged Baltimorean, doesn't like it. Though Sylvia's handsome husband Vaughn still has marital urges, his wife could not be less interested -- she has more important things to do. Not only does Sylvia run the family's P
Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong gets fired when he informs on his bosses, launching an investigation into their business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When
The Grombergs are a highly successful family--except when it comes to communicating with each other. Alex Gromberg is a man caught in the middle. Navigating the tricky, ever-changing roles of father, son, and husband, he's trying to avoid the mistakes his father made while coming to terms with the o
Jerry Falk is an aspiring writer in New York, who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn''t like anything else at all.
The clock is ticking on Monty Brogan's freedom--in 24 hours he goes to prison for seven long years. Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say goodbye to the life he knew--a life that opened doors in New York's swankiest clubs but also alienated him from the people closest to him. In his last
Dre and Sidney can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to a single childhood moment--the day they discovered hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic and he is a successful, though unfulfilled music executive. As they lay down
Two young friends who call each other "Gerry" drive off into the wilderness to hike in a remote area. After losing their way in the forbiddingly beautiful terrain, they rely on humor and confidence to propel them forward. But when the gravity of their situation takes hold, their strength and prospec
Millionaire George Wade doesn''t make a move without Lucy Kelson, his multi-tasking Chief Counsel at the Wade Corporation. A brilliant attorney with a strategic mind, she also has an ulcer and doesn''t get much sleep. It''s not the job that''s getting to her--it''s George. Smart, charming and undeniably self-absorbed, he treats her more like a nanny than a Harvard-trained lawyer--and can barely choose a tie without her help. Now, after five years of calling the shots, on everything from his clothes to his divorce settlements, Lucy Kelson is calling it quits. Although George makes it difficult for Lucy to leave the Wade Corporation, he finally agrees to let her go--but only if she finds her own replacement. After a challenging search, she hires an ambitious young lawyer with an obvious eye on her wealthy new boss. Finally free of George and his 24-hour requests, Lucy is ready to change course and join her devoted boyfriend on an adventure at sea. Or is she? Confronted with the fact that Lucy is literally sailing out of his life, George faces a decision of his own: is it ever too late to say "I love you"?
Set against the bright lights of Manhattan, a tale which takes a comic, urbane look at the modern male ego at war in the singles scene trenches. Roger Swanson is a hopelessly cynical advertising copywriter with a razor-sharp wit who believes he has mastered the art of manipulating women. But Roger's
When two strangers meet in New York City, a century''s worth of differences come crashing together. Kate McKay is a modern-day executive, a 21st century woman driven to succeed in the corporate world. Leopold, the Third Duke of Albany, is a charming 19th century bachelor. Each has grown weary of waiting for love. But when a dramatic twist of fate lands Leopold in present-day New York, they must confront the prospect of a love affair 100 years in the making.
Lance Barton is a struggling comedian with one mission on his mind: landing a slot at the final Amateur Night Contest at the famed Apollo Theatre. Lance has one little problem though - he ain''t that funny. However, an inept emissary from heaven is about to hit him with a much bigger problem when he mistakenly plucks Lance from a traffic accident - before it takes place. Since, by heavenly rule, no man gets into heaven before his time, and the choice of returning to his own body on Earth is impossible, Lance reluctantly agrees to occupy the body of a wealthy old white mogul, Charles Wellington, until a more suitable body can be found. Living in the body of a callous old white man would be bizarre enough for Lance without falling in love with Sontee, the beautiful woman publicly battling Wellington''s company, while having to defend himself against Wellington''s cheating wife and her plot to have him killed.
Widowed English teacher Mary Ann Simpson moves to Rio de Janeiro, where she meets a number of similarly confused people and finds unexpected romance with Pedro Paulo, a suave and divorced lawyer.
American adventurer Randall and his girlfriend, Cecile, are hired to drive an SUV into the Sahara desert. Per Cecile's insistance, they pick up a couple of Japanese hitchhikers along the way, and Randall resents their intrusion until he discovers that one of them is terminally ill. Armed with high-t
A film about New York state of mind which chronicles the life of Judith Nelson, a woman who has lived the life of a wealthy, Fifth Avenue doctor''s wife. But after her husband abandons her for a younger woman, Judith is left to reconcile the silence of her plush Co-op--a silence filled with memories and frustrations. When her isolation is interrupted by a chance, fleeting romantic encounter, Judith sees the world through new eyes. Refreshed with the possibilities of a new life, she befriends her building elevator operator, Pat--a familiar yet nameless face--and she discovers he, too, has a life filled with loss and dreams beyond this invisible daily job. Together, they confide in and console each other.
On September 25, 1974, in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals in its history, Watergate, America was poised to watch a knockout punch that would redefine it as a nation of champions. In the atmosphere of a three-ring circus, in a little known country ruled by a military dictator, on t
A feuding couple is abducted by a thief after a robbery, and he is forced to play referee to their endless bickering.
When Faith was 11, she asked her Ouija board to spell out the name of the man for her. The answer - Damon Bradley - was someone she had never heard of. But days before her marriage, Faith receives a call from her fiancé''s old school friend... Damon Bradley. And on this slim lead she flies to Italy to track him down.
Christmas is only hours away, and Philip and his dedicated staff are about to go just a little crazy. Philip is a clumsy do-gooder who runs Lifesavers, a suicide prevention hotline service in the funky beach community of Venice, California. Unfortunately, Lifesavers is going to be evicted so the landlord can turn the building into a condominium complex. Philip, however, remains optimistic. He always sees the light at the end of the tunnel, even though it''s inevitably the headlight of the next oncoming train. Philip''s Lifesavers is a place where the rescuers need help, where the lines of communication are hopelessly tangled, where anxious callers get cut off. Here, disorder is the order of the day, particularly on Christmas Eve, when people can become so overwhelmed by all that Yuletide cheer that there''s only one thing to do--reach for the phone and call for help.
In exchange for his release, an imprisoned con man coerces his son, a former cop kicked off the force for alleged corruption, into snaring a corrupt gay congressman on behalf of the FBI.
In order to keep from being eaten by a witch a young boy spins three tales of terror. They involve a vengeful mummy, a living gargoyle and a cat who refuses to die.
When she tries to make peace in her new family, an engaged woman falls for her fiance's brother.
Special Thanks (feature film)
Nobody believes in marriage more than Joline. So when her husband Carl suddenly leaves her for parts unknown, she sees it as one more hurdle in the life-long struggle to keep the faith. Rising to the challenge, Joline sets out on a two thousand mile journey to track him down and bring him back to hi
A disturbed psychologist confuses his patient's most perverse problems with his own and decides to murder his wife.
Larue is a nearsighted, epileptic schizophrenic with a history of suicide attempts and public masturbation. He's just been let out of an overcrowded psychiatric institution and relocated to a "hometel." Prostitutes, theives, drug addicts and one-legged transvestite pawnshop owner, Queen Bernie, are
An autobiographical account of poet and rock musician Jim Carroll's delinquent high school years, during which he excelled playing basketball for a boy's club team, meanwhile hustling to support his growing heroin addiction.
An interracial love story about a 30-year-old white radical and a black high school student.
Harlem''s two worst barbers are forced into another profession; they become policemen at the urging of their strong-arm boss.
An alcoholic awakens from a binge thinking that his wife has taken everything and left him.
Post Production (special)
An adaptation on the "American Playhouse" series of a story by Edgar Allen Poe. A dwarf court jester is forced to play the fool to a corpulent King and his rotund ministers. Incorporates a variety of masks and puppets, and includes a short documentary on the process of making puppets.
Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)
Interwoven AIDS-related stories revolving around shamed bisexual Mormon Joe Pitt and his despairing wife Harper; AIDS patient Prior Walter; and Walter's lover Louis who eventually becomes Joe's lover. Based on Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name
Post Production (TV Mini-Series)
Miles Roby is the proprieter of the local diner, Empire Grill, where everyone gathers in the once prosperous mill town of Empire Falls. Divorced with a teenage daughter, Miles comes to a crossroads in his life where the past of this sleepy, New England town catches up with the present to make clear
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