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Speed Kills (2018)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Netherlands: 18  Source of story A book of the same name by Arthur J. Harris Director Jodi Scurfield Writers/Script David Aaron Cohen, John Luessenhop, Starring John Travolta, Katheryn Winnick, Jennifer Esposito, Matthew Modine, Tom Sizemore,  Ratings IMDb: 4.3/10 by 3071 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 17 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Gloria (1980)

Duration 2h 03m Ratings UK: AA, USA: PG, Norway: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director John Cassavetes Writers/Script John Cassavetes Starring Julie Carmen, Buck Henry, John Adams, Gena Rowlands,  Ratings IMDb: 7.2/10 by 9537 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: . Revie2view: 6/10. Elevator Pitch: Gloria, the ex girlfriend of mob boss Tony Tanzini, lives in an … Continue reading

Gotti (2018)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story Based on the real life of John Gotti, the Teflon Don. There has been a TV film and a couple of books.   Director Kevin Connolly Writers/Script Leo Rossi, Lem Dobbs Starring John Travolta, Spencer Rosso Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Duration 3h 47m (yes, really) Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A novel “The Hoods” by former gangster Harry Grey Director Sergio Leone Writers/Script Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arrcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Stuart Kaminsky, Ernesto Gastaldi,  Starring Robert De Nero, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams, … Continue reading

Savages (2012)

Duration 2h 11m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story A book of the same name by Don Winslow Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, Oliver Stone Starring Blake Lively, Taylor Litsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Benicio Del Toro, Shea Whigham, John Travolta, Salma Hayek,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5/10 by 128k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Get the Gringo (2012)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Adrian Grunberg Writers/Script Mel Gibson, Stacy Perskie, Adrian Grunberg Starring Mel Gibson, Kevin Balmore, Dolores Heredia, Peter Gerety, Peter Stomare, Dean Norris, and a lot of Mexican actors Ratings IMDb: 7.0 by 104,368 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 82% by 52 … Continue reading

Mean Streets (1973)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Spain: 18,  Source of story Said to be based on the director’s youth in Little Italy, New York Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Martin Scorsese, Mardik Martin, Starring Harvey Keitel, Robert De Nero, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, David Caradine,  Ratings IMDb: 7.2 by 101,702 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

The Specialist (1994)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novelist character developed by John Shirley Director Luis Llose Writers/Script Alexandra Seros Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger, Eric Roberts,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 62,918 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 7% by 29 critics. Elevator Pitch: Ray Quick is an ex … Continue reading

The Iceman (2012)

Duration 1h 46m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG,   Source of story Loosely based on the life of Richrd Kuklinski, a documentary by Jim Thebaut and a book by Anthony Bruno Director Ariel Vromen Writers/Script Morgan Land, Ariel Vromen Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta,  David Schwimmer, James Franco, Stephen Dorff,  Ratings IMDb: 6.8 … Continue reading

Black Mass (2015)

Duration 2h 3m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18+,   Source of story Based on real events in Boston and a book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. Director Scott Cooper Writers/Script Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth Starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple  … Continue reading

Black Rain (1989)

Duration 2h 5m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain 13 Source of story An original screenplay Director Ridley Scott Writers/Script Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis Starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, Luis Guzmán, Yusaku Matsuda, Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 49,018 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 50% by 22 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Nick Conklin and Charlie … Continue reading

Public Enemies (2009)

Duration 2h 20m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12, The is only an implcation of sex taking place, and one shot of  Source of story A book “Public Enemies:…” by Bryan Burrough Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman  Starring Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Stephen Graham, Stephen Dorff, Giovanni Ribisi, Channing … Continue reading

Four Brothers (2005)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18 Source of story An original screenplay, but said to have been a remake of “The Sons of Katie Elder”. Director John Singleton Writers/Script David Elliot, Paul Lovett Starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Sofia Vergara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taraji P. Henson  … Continue reading

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

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