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Drama – Conspiracy

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Momentum (2015)

Released 2015 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan Director Stephen S Campanelli Starring Olga Kurylenko, James Purfoy, Morgan Freeman, Jenna Saras, Lee-Anne Summers Elevator Pitch A high tech safe deposit box robbery of a trove of diamonds also includes an incriminating flash drive, forcing the robbers, … Continue reading

Mission Impossible

Released 1996 Rating (UK) PG Source of story The TV series scripted by Bruce Geller. Writer/s Script David Koepp, Robert Towne Writer/s Story David Koepp, Steven Zaillian Director Brian De Palma Starring Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristen Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave Elevator Pitch Ethan Hunt is the … Continue reading

The Bourne Legacy (4)

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Bourne outings and the character in books by Robert Ludlum Writer/s script Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy Writer/s story Tony Gilroy Director Tony Gilroy Starring Jeremy Renner, Scott Glen, Stacy Keach, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney, Joan Allen Elevator Pitch Jason Bourne is still out there, … Continue reading

Safe House

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script David Guggenheim Director Daniel Espinosa Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga. Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Robert Patrick, Liam Cunningham Elevator Pitch A rogue CIA agent and the housekeeper of a CIA safe house in South Africa are forced to go on … Continue reading

Jack Reacher

Released 2012 Rating 16 in UK Director Christopher McQuarrie Writer/s Christopher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall Source of story A book “One Shot” by Lee Child Elevator Pitch A former military sniper is arrested for the random shooting of five people on a river bank, and … Continue reading

Eagle Eye

Released 2008 Rating 12A Director D.J.Caruso Writer/s John Glenn, Travis Wright, Hillary Seitz, Dan McDermott Starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch The White House authorises a risky drone attack in the Middle-East. A new super explosive in the form of a crystal is … Continue reading

The Peacemaker

Released 1997 Rating 15 in UK Director Mimi Leder Writer/s Michael Schiffer Starring George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Armin Mueller-Stahl Source of story Newspaper article by Leslie and Andrew Cockburn Elevator Pitch A train crash and nuclear explosion in Russia are detected by the surveillance teams in America. A White House nuclear expert and a no … Continue reading

The Manchurian Candidate

Released 2004 Rating 15 in UK Director Jonathan Demme Writer/s Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris Starring Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep Source of story A novel by Richard Condon, the 1962 screenplay by George Axelrod Elevator Pitch Raymond Shaw, a former soldier, is nominated to become vice-president of the USA with the assistance of his … Continue reading

The Bourne Ultimatum (Bourne 3)

Released 2007 Rating 12A in UK Director Paul Greengrass Writer/s Tony Gilroy, Scott Z Burns, George Nolfi Starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Paddy Considine, Joan Allen Source of story Book by Robert Ludlum Elevator Pitch Bourne is on the case again when he is named in a Guardian article, requiring him to visit … Continue reading

The Bourne Supremacy (Bourne 2)

Released 2004 Rating 12A in UK Director Paul Greengrass Writer/s Tony Gilroy Starring Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox Source of story Novel by Robert Ludlum (more or less) Elevator Pitch Bourne finds himself a target of a KGB killer, and is forced to come out of hiding once more to attempt to … Continue reading

Absolute Power

Released 1997 Rating 15 in UK Director Clint Eastwood Writer/s William Goldman Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Scott Glen, Richard Jenkins Source of story A book of the same name by David Baldacci Elevator Pitch The US president and the young wife of his principle sponsor are getting together in the … Continue reading

The Bourne Identity (Bourne 1)

Released 2002 Rating 12A Director Doug Liman Writer/s Tony Gilroy, W.Blake Herron Starring Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox Source of story Loosely based on the book of the same name by Robert Ludlum Elevator Pitch A fishing boat picks up a man from the sea who is injured and suffering from amnesia. … Continue reading

Killer Elite

Released 2011 Rating 15 in UK Director Gary McKendry Writer/s Matt Sherring Starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Nero Source of story A book by (Sir) Ranulph Fiennes called “The Feather Men” perporting to be a true story. Elevator Pitch A retired professional assassin is drawn back into action when his mentor is imprisoned … Continue reading

The Expatriate

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK Director Phillip Stölzl Writer/s Arash Amel Starring Aaron Eckart, Olga Kurylenko Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A former CIA man with a role in the security of a Belgian company is forced to go on the run with his estranged daughter when it becomes apparent that … Continue reading

Escape Plan

Released 2013 Rating 15 in UK Director Mikael Hafstrom Writer/s Miles Chapman, Jason Keller Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Jim Caveizel, Sam Neill, Vinnie Jones Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch An expert in prison security, who usually determines the weaknesses in such facilities by escaping from them, is incarcerated in … Continue reading

Haywire

Released 2011 Rating 15 in UK Director Steven Soderbergh Writer/s Lem Dobbs Starring Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A female “black ops” specialist is betrayed and marked for elimination after a particularly sensitive operation, forcing her to go on the … Continue reading

Syriana

Released 2005 Rating 15 in UK Director Stephen Gaghan Writer/s Stephen Gaghan Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Mazhar Munir, Christopher Plummer, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, William Hurt, Mark Strong. Source of story Book by Robert Baer Elevator Pitch A multi-stranded tale involving the US oil industry, the CIA and middle eastern potentates. There … Continue reading

Hitman

Released 2007 Rating 18 (in UK) Director Xavier Gens Writer/s Skip Woods Starring Timothy Olyphant, Olga Kurylenko, Doughy Scott, Source of story A computer shoot em up Elevator Pitch An assassin belonging to a mystery organisation whose members can be identified by a barcode tattooed on the back of their heads, is ensnared in a … Continue reading

The Truth About Charlie

Released 2002 Rating 12A in UK Director Jonathan Demme Writer/s Peter Stone, J.Demme Starring Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Stephen Dillane Source of story Apparently a remake of “Charade” Elevator Pitch A young woman in Paris finds out that she is a widow and a number of people are chasing her, thinking she has … Continue reading

Spotlight (2015)

Released 2015 Rating Director Tom McCarthy Writer/s Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Source of story The real events in 2001 Elevator Pitch Spotlight is a Boston Globe investigation team, who are directed by their new editor to look into cases of child abuse by priests. Their discoveries shake the … Continue reading

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