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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

Duration 1h 27m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Norway 12  Source of story The characters from the first film, created by Neal Israel and Pat Profit.. Director Jerry Paris,  Writers/Script Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield Starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Micael Winslow, Bruce Mahler, Marion Ramsey, Colleen Camp, George Gaines, Bobcat Goldthwait,  Ratings … Continue reading

What Happens in Vegas (2008)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Switzerland: 10 Source of story An original screenplay, the title based on the saying “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas”. Director Tom Vaughan Writers/Script Dana Fox Starring Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Treat Williams, Dennis Farina, Zach Galifianakis, Queen Latifah,  Ratings … Continue reading

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Germany 12,  Source of story A sort of riff on the original Bad Neighbours Director Nicholas Stoller Writers/Script Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Nichols Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogan Starring Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Awkwafina, Selena Gomez, Lisa … Continue reading

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Finland: 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Lehmann Writers/Script Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters, (story Bruce Willis, Robert Kraft) Starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Richard E. Grant, Sandra Bernhard, Donald Burton, David Caruso, Frank Stallone,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by … Continue reading

I Spy (2002)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 13, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13, Source of story This film apparently derived from a 1960s US TV series of the same name with the same constituents.  Director Betty Thomas Writers/Script Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Jay Scherick, David Ronn Starring Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell,  Gary Cole, Sugar Ray … Continue reading

Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Duration 1h 31m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story A DuPont advertising phrase from the 1930s “Better Things for Better Living through Chemistry”.  Director Geoff Moore, David Posamentier Writers/Script Geoff Moore, David Posamentier Starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda, Ray Liotta, Norbert Leo Butz, Ken Howard,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 14,294 … Continue reading

Afternoon Delight (2013)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story The content relates to a song with sexy lyrics by the “Starland Vocal Band” in 1976.  Director Jill Soloway Writers/Script Jill Soloway Starring Kathryn Hahn, Jane Lynch, Josh Radnor, Juno Temple,  Ratings IMDb: 5.7 by 9720 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 83 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Starsky and Hutch (2004)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13,  Source of story The long running TV series. Director Todd Phillips Writers/Script John O’Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Jason Bateman, Amy Smart, Carmen Electra, Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Will Ferrell,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 138,822 … Continue reading

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story The first film, itself based on a book by Mickey Rapkin Director Elizabeth Banks Writers/Script Kay Cannon Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Asrin, Adm Devine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Flula Borg, Elizabeth Banks, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy … Continue reading

Spread (2009)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Source of story An original screenplay Director David Mackenzie Writers/Script Jason Hall Starring Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche, Margarita Levieva, Sebastain Stan, Rachel Blanchard, Sonia Rockwell, Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 38,549 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 59 reviewers.  Elevator Pitch: Nikki is a young man of no fixed abode, … Continue reading

Gun Shy (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R Source of story Apparently a novel “Salty” by Mark Haskell Smith Director Simon West Writers/Script Mark Haskell Smith, Toby Davies, Starring Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko, Martin Dingle Wall, Emiliano Jofre, David Mitchell, Ben Cura, Mark Valley,  Ratings IMDb: 4.1 by 2653 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 9 critics. … Continue reading

That’s My Boy (2012)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Sean Anders Writers/Script David Caspe Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Vanilla Ice, James Caan, Ciara, Eva Amurri Martino, Susan Sarandon,  Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 91,858 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 20% by 115 critics. Elevator Pitch: Donny Berger is a teenager who … Continue reading

Year One (2009)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 13, USA: PG-13 (But if uncut R) Source of story An original screenplay Director Harold Ramis Writers/Script Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg Starring Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Vinnie Jones, Hank Azaria, Juno Temple, Olivia Wilde, June Diane Raphael, Harold Ramis, Bill Hader, Lacia … Continue reading

The Boss (2016)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 15, USA: TR, Ukraine 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director Ben Falcone Writers/Script Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Steve Mallory Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Tyler Labine, Cathy Bates, Dax Shepard, Dave Bautista,  Ratings IMDb:5.4 by 42,738 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 196 critics. Elevator Pitch: Michelle Darnell … Continue reading

The Nutty Professor (1996)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18 Source of story The 1963 film of the same name. Director Tom Shadyac Writers/Script David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein, Tom Shadyac, Steve Oedekerk Starring Eddie Murphy, Jada Plinkett Smith, James Coburn, Dave Chappelle,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 109,505 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 64% by 55 critics. Elevator … Continue reading

Dr Strangelove (1964)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: A, USA: PG,  Source of story Based on a book “Red Alert” by Peter George Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed,   Ratings IMDb: 8.4 by 448,388 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 98% … Continue reading

Dave (1993)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Germany: 6  Source of story An original screenplay Director Ivan Reitman Writers/Script Gary Ross Starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, Charles Grodin, Laura Linney, plus a number of TV hosts and anchors. Ratings IMDb: 6.8 by 48,907 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 95% … Continue reading

The Switch (2010)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Switzerland 10.  Source of story Based on a short story “The Baster” by Jeffrey Eugenides published in the New Yorker in 1996. Director Josh Gordon, Will Speck Writers/Script Allan Loeb Starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Patrick Wilson,  Thomas Robinson, Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 96,837 … Continue reading

Stakeout (1987)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Saudi Arabia: PG12 Source of story An original screenplay Director John Badham Writers/Script Jim Kouf Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aiden Quinn, Forest Whitaker,  Ratings IMDb: 6.6 by 23,288 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 88% by 26 critics. Elevator Pitch: Chris and Bill are a couple of … Continue reading

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18, Singapore: R21, Source of story A book of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Terry Gilliam, Toni Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox Starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Mark Harmon, Verne Troyer, Gary Busey, Christina Ricci, Harry Dean … Continue reading

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