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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 874 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Paul Blart Mall Cop (2009)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay – a sort of riff on Die Hard Director Steve Carr Writers/Script Kevin James, Nick Bakay Starring Kevin James, Keir O’Donnell, Jayma Mays, Shirley Knight, Bobby Cannavale, Gary Valentine Elevator Pitch: Paul Blart is a failed police applicant, now a security guard, who … Continue reading

Stan & Ollie (2019 in Spain)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Real events and “inspired by” a book Laurel & Hardy – The British Tours by A.J. Marriot Director Jon S. Baird Writers/Script Jeff Pope Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston, Sanjeev Kohli Elevator Pitch: Stan Laurel and Oliver … Continue reading

Scarface (1983)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Inspired by a 1932 Howard Hawks film of the same name but set in Chicago, itself derived from a novel by Armitage Trail. Director Brian De Palma Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, Harris … Continue reading

Triple 9 (2016)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director John Hillcoat Writers/Script Matt Cook Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Clifton Collins Jr. Elevator Pitch: A gang of ex-military personnel and renegade policemen are engaged to carry out a robbery on behalf … Continue reading

The Purge (2013)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to have been an episode from Star Trek in 1967, which inspired the writer/director. Director James DeMonaco Writers/Script James DeMonaco Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield Elevator Pitch: In America in 2022 under the political rule of the … Continue reading

The Mexican (2001)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script J.H. Wyman Starring Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons, Gene Hackman Elevator Pitch: A minor criminal, with an obligation to a crime boss, is given the task of going to Mexico to pick up a historic handgun … Continue reading

Green Book (2019 in Spain)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Said to have been “inspired” by real events, supported by the fact that the main writer of the story is Nick Vallelonga, Tony’s son. Director Peter Farrelly Writers/Script Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton … Continue reading

This is 40 (2012)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Two characters who made minor appearances in “Knocked Up”. Director Judd Apatow Writers/Script Judd Apatow Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segal, Megan Fox, Charlyne Yi, Chris O’Dowd, Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks,John Lithgow, Tatum O’Neal, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader Elevator Pitch: Debbie … Continue reading

Pale Rider (1985)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack Starring Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny, Richard Kiel Elevator Pitch: When a gold prospector’s camp in the hills of California is attacked by vigilantes working for a banker, … Continue reading

Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) U Source of story An almost direct continuation of the previous film, originally Star Wars II, which became Star Wars V. Director Richard Marquand Writers/Script Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas (story by George Lucas) Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, James … Continue reading

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Quentin Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Randy Brooks, Kirk Baltz, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino Elevator Pitch. In the aftermath of a diamond robbery the participants gradually begin to assemble in … Continue reading

Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) U Source of story The characters and events seen in Star Wars IV (Originally the first film) Director Irvin Kershner Writers/Script Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan (Story by George Lucas) Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Julian Glover, James Earl Jones, … Continue reading

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