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Commando (1985)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Mark L. Lester Writers/Script Steven E. de Sousa Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rose Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, James Olson, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke, Bill Paxton, Elevator Pitch: Colonel John Matrix, a former special forces soldier, living in insolation with his daughter, somewhere in … Continue reading

The Equaliser (2018)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on the TV series of the same name by Michael Slone, and to an extent on the first film. Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Evelator Pitch: Robert McCall is an ex black ops … Continue reading

Domino (2005)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Inspired by the life of Domino Harvey, daughter of Lawrence Harvey who became a successful bounty hunter. Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Richard Kelly Starring Keira Knightly, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Gelroy Lindo, Mo’Nique, Mena Suvari, Macy Gray, Jaqueline Bisset, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken,  Dale Dickey, Jerry … Continue reading

Tomb Raider (2018)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The video game of the same name (Tomb Raider 2013) written by Evan Daugherty and Geneva Robertson-Dworet Director Roar Uthaug Writers/Script Alastair Siddons, Geneva Robertson-Dworet Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristen Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Nick Frost, Elevator Pitch: Lara Croft, now … Continue reading

Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A newish screenplay using the characters form the previous films and the concept from the TV series. Director Christopher McQuarrie Writers/Script Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Simon McBruney, Tom Hollander, Alec Baldwin, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Raid (2011)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Gareth Evans Writers/Script Gareth Evans Starring Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Joe Taslim, Elevator Pitch: A SWAT team in Jakata are tasked with attacking a fortified tenement controlled by a drug lord., with the objective of shutting down its drug processing factory. They … Continue reading

Bond 14: A View to a Kill (1985)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Apparently only part of the title of an Ian Fleming short story was used. Director John Glen Writers/Script Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson Starring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, David Yip, Fiona Fullerton, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, … Continue reading

Bond 13: Octopussy (1983)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The title from an Ian Fleming short story – the content more or less original. Director John Glen Writers/Script George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson Starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi, Steven Berkoff, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, … Continue reading

Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Same idea as the previous film, just a change of location. Director Roel Reiné Writers/Script Tony Giglio (Story Paul W.S. Anderson, Tony Giglio) Starring Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Dougray Scott, Tanit Phoenix, Tanya van Graan Elevator Pitch: Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is one race … Continue reading

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel “58 Minutes” by Walter Wager Director Renny Harlin Writers/Script Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson Starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Wiliam Atherton, Regineld VelJohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz, Robert Patrick, John Leguizamo, Colm Meaney Elevator Ptch: At snowy Washington Airport … Continue reading

Le Mans ’66 (2019)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Based on real events Director James Mangold Writers/Script Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Elevator Pitch: When Henry Ford II tries to buy Ferrari and is instead insulted by Enzo he decides to take on … Continue reading

Mechanic 2: Resurrection (2016)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The previous Mechanic film and very remotely the 1972 film of the same name. Director Dennis Gansel Writers/Script Phillip Shelby, Tony Mosher (Story Phillip Shelby and Lewis John Carlino characters) Starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh Elevator Pitch: Arthur Bishop, in retirement … Continue reading

The Equalizer (2012)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A development of a TV series “The Equaliser” starring Edward Woodward and created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Elevator Pitch: A man working in a … Continue reading

The Fate of the Furious: F&F 8 (2017)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters from previous F&F outings Director F. Gary Grey Writers/Script Gary Scott Thompson Starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Charleze Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Scott Eastwood, Lisandra Delgado Elevator Pitch: While on … Continue reading

The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A TV series of the same name which ran for four seasons in the 1960s, created by Sam Rolfe Director Guy Ritchie Writers/Script Guy Richie, Lionel Wigram (Story by Jeff Kleeman, David C. Wilson, Guy Richie, Lionel Wigram) Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth … Continue reading

The Purge 3: Election Year (2016)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The theme from the earlier Purge outings, and the inclusion of one character from the last film. Director James DeMonaco Writers/Script James DeMonaco Starring Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, and so many unknowns that I have chosen not to list any of them, although they did really … Continue reading

Bond 3: Goldfinger (1964)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name, and at this stage in the franchise much of the content, written by Ian Fleming Director Guy Hamilton Writers/Script Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn Starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, … Continue reading

Death Proof (2007)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Quenton Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Rose McGowan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Elevator Pitch: A group of young women meet in a bar where they become acquainted with Stuntman Mike unaware … Continue reading

Hobbs & Shaw (Of Fast & Furious)2019

Duration 2h 17m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Two characters who have appeared on opposite sides in recent F&F outings. Director David Leitch (He of John Wick and Atomic Blonde) Writers/Script Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce, (story by Chris Morgan characters by Gary Scott Thompson) Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen … Continue reading

Bad Boys II (2003)

Duration 2h 27m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using the characters from the first film. Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl (story Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton. Characters George Gallo) Starring Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Shannon, Henry … Continue reading

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