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Drama – Conspiracy

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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

Rendition (2007)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on the story of a man spirited away by the CIA because his name was similar to that of a man who had, apparently, been in contact with two 9/11 suspects. He was held for 5 months in a covert prison where he was … 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

Angels & Demons (2009)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman Additional Info The book actually preceded The Da Vinci Code, but the film presents the story as a sequel. Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurur, Stellan Skarsgård, … 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

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