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The Age of Innocence (1993)

Duration 2h 19m Rating (UK) U Source of story A novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, written in 1920. Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Richard E. Grant, Alec McCowen, Miriam Margolyes, Siân Phillips, Michael Gough, Jonathan Pryce, Claire Bloom Elevator Pitch: In the … Continue reading

Rocketman (2019)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A riff on the life of Elton John Director Dexter Fletcher Writers/Script Lee Hall Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Steven Mackintosh, Stephen Graham, Elevator Pitch: Clad as a sort of  surreal demon, Elton John crashes a therapy group, instead … Continue reading

Striking Distance (1993)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Rowdy Herrington Writers/Script Rowdy Herrington, Marty Kaplan Starring Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, Tom Sizemore, John Mahoney Elevator Pttch: Someone in Pittsburgh is assassinating young women and dumping the bodies in the river. When detective Tom Hardy suggests that the … Continue reading

Bad Boys (1995)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson (Story George Gallo) Starring Tchéky Karyo, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Imperioli, Téa Leoni, Elevator Pitch: After an ingenious heist of a cache of heroine from a police lock-up, a couple … Continue reading

Top Gun (1986)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A magazine article by Ehud Yonay Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan Elevator Pitch: A reckless but talented Navy pilot with issues is sent to the Miramar elite … Continue reading

Cast Away (2000)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay, said to be from an idea by Tom Hanks Director Robert Zemeckis Writers/Script William Broyles Jr Starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt Elevator Pitch: Chuck Noland, a Fedex troubleshooter, is the only survivor of a catastrophic plane crash, and is washed up on a … Continue reading

Hannibal (2001)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Thomas Harris Director Ridley Scott Writers/Script David Mamet, Steven Zaillian Starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri. Elevator Pitch: Ten years after his escape Dr Hannibal Lector is living in Florence posing as … Continue reading

The Wrestler (2008)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Darren Aronofsky Writers/Script Robert Siegel Starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood Elevator Pitch: A worn out wrestler, on the verge of financial ruin, is now taking part in matches in small town halls, and engaging in more and more extreme … Continue reading

Room (2015)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Emma Donoghue Director Lenny Abrahamson Writers/Script Emma Donoghue Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy Elevator Pitch: A five year old boy has only experienced the inside of a small room where he lives with his … Continue reading

Suite Française (2014)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Irène Némirovsky Director Saul Dibb Writers/Script Saul Dibb, Matt Charman Starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie, Ruth Wilson, Sam Riley, Lambert Wilson, Harriet Walter, Matthias Schoenaerts Elevator Pitch: It is 1941 and France has surrendered to the … Continue reading

Focus (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Writers/Script Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez,  Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong Elevator Pitch: Nicky Spurgeon, the leader of a group of con men, meets and becomes involved with a female swindler, … Continue reading

Hook (1991)

Duration 2h 22m Rating (UK) U Source of story The books and a play by J.M. Barrie, plus som earlier Peter Pan films Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script James V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo (screen story by James V. Hart Nick Castle) Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Phil Collins, Gwyneth … Continue reading

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