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Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A Novel “Interview with the Vampire” by Anne Rice Director Neil Jordan Writers/Script Anne Rice Starring Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Tom Cruise, Thandie Newton, Helen McCrory, Kirsten Dunst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Stephen Rae, Antonio Banderas, Laure Marsac, Elevator Pitch: In modern day San Francisco Louis de … Continue reading

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screen play Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Shane Black with story contributions by Greg Hicks Starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Danielle Harris, Halle Berry, Joe Santos, Elevator Pitch: Joe Hallenbeck is a former secret service operative who has become a private detective, and … Continue reading

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Duration 2h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to be “partly based on” a novel “On Any Given Sunday” written in 1984 by Pat Toomay (A NFL player) Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script John Logan, Oliver Stone (story Daniel Pyne, John Logan and others) Starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods, Jamie … Continue reading

Thelma and Louise (1991)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay – which won that award at the 1991 Oscars Director Ridley Scott Writers/Script Callie Khouri Starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brad Pitt, Lucinda Jenney Elevator Pitch: Two friends, Louise, who works at a waitress in … Continue reading

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A possible, or impossible, series of events in the life of the Bard in 1593 as he is writing Romeo and Juliet Director John Madden Writers/Script Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard Starring Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Joseph Fiennes, Antony Sher, Martin Clunes, Sandra Reinton, Simon Callow, Judi … Continue reading

John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book “Vampires” by John Steakley Director John Carpenter Writers/Script Don Jakoby, Starring James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Maximilian Schell, Thomas Ian Griffith, Tim Guinee, Elevator Pitch: Down in New Mexico a bunch of vampire hunters are employed by the Vatican to search for the … Continue reading

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Guy Richie Writers/Script Guy Richie Starring Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, P.H.Moriarty, Sting, Rob Brydon, Danny John-Jules, Matthew Vaughn Elevator Pitch: A bunch of young geezers in the East End elect one of their number to engage … Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Duration 2h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An idea developed from some anecdotal tales of brothers being killed in combat. Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script Robert Rodet Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, Bryan Cranston … Continue reading

The Addams Family (1991)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The characters and tropes of the TV series and before that the original cartoon series. Director Barry Sonnenfeld, Writers/Script Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Elevator Pitch: The Addams family, Morticia, Gomez, Granny, Wednesday and Pugsley, plus Lurch the … Continue reading

Chaplin (1992)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The life of and the autobiography of Charlie Chaplin plus a book by David Robinson Director Richard Atenborough Writers/Script William Boyd, Bryan Forbes,  William Goldman Starring Robert Downey Jr, Geraldine Chaplin, John Thaw, Moira Kelly, Anthony Hopkins, Dan Aykroyd, Marisa Tomaei, Kevin Klyne, Maria Pitillo, Milla … Continue reading

Goodfellas (1990)

Duration 2h 26m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book, Wiseguy, itself based on real events by Nicholas Pileggi Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Nero, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sovino, Tony Darrow, Frank Vincent, Debi Mazar, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Elevator Pitch: A young … Continue reading

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Yes really! The book by Bram Stoker Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script James V. Hart Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits, Monica Bellucci, Michaela Bercu, Florina Kendrick, Elevator Pitch: A young lawyer, Jonathan Harker … Continue reading

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by James Jones, based on his experiences in WWII Director Terrence Malick Writers/Script Terrence Malick Starring Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson,  Jared Leto, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, John Travolta, Elevator … Continue reading

Highway to Hell (1991)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay inspired only by the name of the song and maybe Orpheus in the Underworld. Director Ate de Jong Writers/Script Brian Helgeland Starring Patrick Bergin, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson, Ben Stiller and the rest of his family. Elevator Pitch: While eloping to Las Vegas … Continue reading

Casino (1995)

Duration 2h 58m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, chronicling the real mafioso involvement in Las Vegas Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, L.Q. Jones, Frank Vincent, Frankie Avalon, Elevator Pitch: Sam … Continue reading

Species (1995)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay Director Roger Donaldson Writers/Script Dennis Feldman Starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Michelle Williams, Elevator Pitch: A scientist gets a group of specialists together whose job will be to track down and kill … Continue reading

Trainspotting (1996)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh Director Danny Boyle Writers/Script John Hodge Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Elevator Pitch: A group of friends, Renton, Spud, Sick Boy, Tommy and Begbie … Continue reading

Species II (1998)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Loosely based on the first film of the franchise Director Peter Medak Writers/Script Chris Brancato (characters by Dennis Feldman) Starring Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, James Cromwell, Nancy La Scala, Raquel Gardner Elevator Pitch: A Mars mission results in the crew of three being infected … Continue reading

The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A book of the same name by Jacquelyn Mitchard Director Ulu Grosbard Writers/Script Stephen Schiff Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, John Kapelos Elevator Pitch: Beth Cappadora goes to a college reunion in a large hotel, briefly leaving her eldest son Vincent with his younger … Continue reading

The Quick and the Dead (1995)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Sam Raimi Writers/Script Simon Moore. Josh Whedon Starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobin Bell, Lance Henriksen, Pat Hingle, Woody Strode, Elevator Pitch: A female gunslinger rides into the town of Redemption to take part in gunfighting competition … Continue reading

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