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Blood Father (2016)

Duration 1h 28m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Most other countries: 16 Source of story Based on a novel of the same name by Peter Craig Director Jean-François Richet  Writers/Script Peter Craig, Andrea Berloff Starring Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, William H. Macey, Miguel Sandoval, Dale Dickey,  Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 58,661 … Continue reading

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screen play Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Shane Black with story contributions by Greg Hicks Starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Danielle Harris, Halle Berry, Joe Santos, Elevator Pitch: Joe Hallenbeck is a former secret service operative who has become a private detective, and … Continue reading

Tango & Cash (1989)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli Writers/Script Randy Feldman Starring Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, Brion James,  Michael J. Pollard, Robert Z’Dar, Geoffrey Lewis Elevator Pitch: Ray Tango is a successful stock investor who only works as a detective … Continue reading

Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Richard Condon Director John Huston Writers/Script Richard Condon, Janet Roach Starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph, William Hickey, Angelica Huston, Stanley Tucci, Elevator Pitch: Charley Partanna, a hitman for the Prizzi mob, travels to California to … Continue reading

Miami Vice (2006)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, characters Crockett and Tubbs by writer Anthony Yerkovich Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Michael Mann Starring Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomi Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Justin Theroux, Luis Tosar, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eddie Marsan, … Continue reading

Harry Brown (2009)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Daniel Barber Writers/Script Gary Young Starring Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, iain Glen, Jack O’Connell, Liam Cunningham, Elevator Pitch: Harry Brown is a pensioner living in a tower block in East London. He has a terminally ill wife in hospital and … Continue reading

Goodfellas (1990)

Duration 2h 26m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book, Wiseguy, itself based on real events by Nicholas Pileggi Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Nero, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sovino, Tony Darrow, Frank Vincent, Debi Mazar, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Elevator Pitch: A young … Continue reading

The Gentlemen (2020)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A collection of scenes from other movies pretending to be an original screenplay. Director Guy Richie Writers/Script Guy Richie (Story Guy Richie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Tom Wu, Hugh Grant, Eddie Marsan, Samuel … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Duration 3h 22m Rating (UK) X Source of story Just a bit out of Pario Puzo’s bok The Godfather and continuing the story from the first film. Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo Starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diana Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. … Continue reading

Casino (1995)

Duration 2h 58m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, chronicling the real mafioso involvement in Las Vegas Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, L.Q. Jones, Frank Vincent, Frankie Avalon, Elevator Pitch: Sam … Continue reading

The Irishman (2019)

Duration 3h 29m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book called “I Heard You Paint Houses” purporting to tell the true story of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, but this disputed by others. Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Steven Zaillian Starring Robert De Nero, Al pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen … Continue reading

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The characters developed by Shane Black Director Richard Donner Writers/Script Jeffrey Boan, Robert Mark Kamen, Jeffrey Boan Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Stuart Wilson, Delores Hall Elevator Pitch: Roger Murtaugh is due to retire, and so is being looked after by Riggs, … Continue reading

Dirty Harry 3: The Enforcer (1976)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay using some fo the characters from previous films of the franchise. Director James Fargo Writers/Script Stirling Silliphant, Dean Riesner (Story Gail Morgan Hickman, S.W. Schurr. Characters Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink) Starring Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum, Albert Popwell, … Continue reading

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Richard Donner Writers/Script Shane Black Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Elevator Pitch: A suicidal ex special forces detective, Martin Riggs, is teamed up with a police lieutenant, Roger Murtaugh, appearing to be a meeting of opposites. … Continue reading

The Firm (1993)

Duration 2h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by John Grisham Director Sydney Pollack Writers/Script David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel Starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Wilford Brimley, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn, Gary Busey, Tobin Bell, Dean Norris Elevator Pitch: A bright … Continue reading

Last Man Standing (1996)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A Japanese film, apparently, Yojimbo, by Akira Kurosawa Director Walter Hill Writers/Script Walter Hill Starring Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, Christopher Walken, Karina Lombard, Michael Imperioli, Leslie Mann, Elevator Pitch: in 1932 a man drives into the dusty border town of Jericho, where he is attacked by … Continue reading

Scarface (1983)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Inspired by a 1932 Howard Hawks film of the same name but set in Chicago, itself derived from a novel by Armitage Trail. Director Brian De Palma Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, Harris … Continue reading

Everly (2014)

Elevator Pitch A woman who has been confined to the apartment of a yazuka boss for four years becomes a police informer, and as a result is discarded by him, to be raped and abused by his gang. She escaped to the bathroom, recovers an automatic from the cistern and is tempted to end it … Continue reading

The Samaritan (2012)

Elevator Pitch. Foley, a former con artist who has served 25 years in prison for killing his former partner is released more or less into the hands of the murdered man’s son, who wants him to conduct a scam; in addition  he becomes friendly and then more with a young woman, with whom it appears … Continue reading

Rage (2014)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jim Agnew, Sean Keller Additional Info You might have seen Pasha D. Lynchikoff in “Big Bang”, he really is a Moscow trained Russian actor, but admirably upped sticks and emigrated to America to further his career. Director Paco Cabezas Starring Nicolas Cage, … Continue reading

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