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Drama – Conspiracy

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Unsane (2018)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, India: Not Rated Source of story An original screenplay Director Steven Soderbergh Writers/Script Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer Starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Amy Irving, Juno Temple, Matt Damon Ratings IMDb:  6.4 by 38,886 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 80% by 225 critics Elevator Pitch: A young woman, Sawyer Valentini, who … Continue reading

Driven (2018)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Inspired by real events Director Nick Hamm Writers/Script Colin Bateman, Alejandro Carpio Starring Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, Isabel Arriaza, Michael Cudlitz, Erin Moriarty, Justin Bartha,  Corey Stoll, Elevator Pitch: Jim Hoffman (not his real name) a small plane pilot and long time drug smuggler, … Continue reading

Inferno (2016)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story It’s Robert Langdon again, solving puzzles in Italy and more. Bases in part on book of the same name by Dan Brown, Director Ron Howard Writers/Script David Koepp Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Kahn, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Forster, Ana Ulara, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Misconduct (2016)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Shintaro Shimosawa Writers/Script Simon Boyes, Adam Mason Starring Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Alice Eve, Malin Akerman, Byung-hun Lee, Julia Stiles, Elevator Pitch: Ben Cahill, a young and ambitious lawyer is persuaded to meet up with a former lover, Emily Hynes, … Continue reading

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by John le Carré Director Susanna White Writers/Script Hossein Amini Starring Stellan Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Saskia Reeves, Damian Lewis, Khalid Abdalla, Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Northam Elevator Pitch: A Russian money launderer who is involved in the setting up … Continue reading

Unknown (2011)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A novel translated into English as “Out of my head” by Didier Van Cauwelaert Director Jaume Collet-Serra Writers/Script Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aiden Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Elavator Pitch: Dr Martin Harris (We’ll call him “Harris 1”) is … Continue reading

Sacrifice (2016)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by S.J. Bolton Director Peter A. Dowling Writers/Script Peter A. Dowling Starring Radha Michell, Ian McElhinney, Rupert Graves, Elevator Pitch: A married couple, one a doctor,the other an architect, move from New York to the husband’s place of birth, Unst, … Continue reading

Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back (2016)

Elevator Pitch. Jack Reacher, a former military policeman, travels in the USA righitng wrongs and keeping in touch with a military officer Susan Turner. When he decides to visit her he finds out that she has been accused of espionage and imprisoned, so he sets out to free her. Meanwhile he has become the subject … Continue reading

Flightplan (2005)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray Additional Info As in many other movies, the IMDb trivia tells us there is a “Wilhelm Scream” featured in this. The reference is to a sound effect used in many films originally recorded by Sheb Wooley in … Continue reading

Mercury Rising (1998)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book “Simple Simon” by Ryne Douglas Pearson Writers/Script Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal Additional Info Alec Baldwin only appeared in this because of contractual obligations. When did he do anything else, we might ask. Director Harold Becker Starring Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Kim Dickens, … Continue reading

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A book of the same name by Tom Clancy Writers/Script Donald E Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius Additional Info At one point a large house is blown up, apparently done for real using the house of a divorcee who wished to erase bits of her previous … Continue reading

Come and Find Me (2016)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (USA) R Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Zack Whedon Additional Info The hunt ends up in Vancouver, for once playing itself. Director Zack Whedon Starring Aaron Paul, Annabelle Wallis, Garret Dillahunt, Elevator Pitch The photographer girlfriend of a young graphic designer disappears, but after a year he is able … Continue reading

The November Man (2014)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book “There are No Spies” the seventh in the November Man series by Bill Granger 1987. Writers/Script Michael Finch, Karl Gajdusek Additional Info The screen rights held by Pierce Brosnan originally inteded to be filmed in 2006. Director Roger Donaldson Starring Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, … Continue reading

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel “Six Days of the Condor” by James Grady Writers/Script Lorenzo Semple Jr, David Rayfiel Additional Info This might be the first American “Conspiracy” film made prompted by the Watergate affair. Director Sydney Pollack Starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John … Continue reading

Eraser (1996)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Tony Puryear, Walon Green Additional Info Story by Tony Puryear, Walon Green and Michael S Chernuchin. Uncredited rewrites were carried out by Frank Darabont, William Wisher Jr and John Milius the last as a favour to the star. Director Chuck Russell … Continue reading

Seeking Justice (2011)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Robert Tannen Writer/s Story Todd Hickey, Robert Tannen Director Roger Donaldson Starring Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Carpenter Elevator Pitch When a professor of English’s wife is raped her husband is offered “justice”. A shadowy group will have him … Continue reading

Point of No Return (1993)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story La Femme Nikita by Luc Besson (apparently almost exactly the same except in English) Writer/s Script Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros (and Luc Besson) Director John Badham Starring Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel Elevator Pitch A violent female criminal is saved from … Continue reading

Swordfish (2001)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Skip Woods Director Dominic Sena Starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Sam Shepard, Vinnie Jones, Drea de Matteo Elevator Pitch A covert American anti-terrorist organisation is in need of funds, so they hire a convicted hacker to break … Continue reading

Miss Sloane (2017 in Spain)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Jonathan Perera Director John Madden Starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Christine Baranski, John Lithgow, Mark Strong, Sam Waterston Elevator Pitch An influencial DC lobbyist joins a company promoting a bill to restrict the purchase of automatic weapons, while her … Continue reading

Body of Lies (2008)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by David Ignatius Writer/s Script William Monahan Director Ridley Scott Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Simon Mc Burney, Michael Stuhlbarg, Elevator Pitch A field agent based in Jordan tries to run a terrorist leader, … Continue reading

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