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Sleepless (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12,  Source of story An American remake of a French film “Nuit Blanche”. Director Baran bo Odar Writers/Script Andrea Berloff Starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Gabrielle Union,   Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 30,098 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 25% by 61 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

211 (2018)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director York Alec Shackleton  Writers/Script York Alec Shackleton, John Rebus,  Starring Nicolas Cage, Sohie Skelton, Manal El Feutiry, Ratings IMDb: 4.4 by 6,958 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 4% from 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Somewhere in the Middle East a villainous man is arranging … Continue reading

Basic Instinct (1992)

Duration 2h 7m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R and the Director’s Cut unrated.,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Verhoeven Writers/Script Joe Eszterhas Starring Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Leilani Sarelie, Dorothy Malone, Wayne Knight, Stephen Tobolowsky,  Ratings IMDb: 7.0 by 176,651 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 55% by 66 critics. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Copycat (1995)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jon Amiel Writers/Script Ann Biderman, David Madsen Starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara, Harry Connick Jr. ,  Elevator Pitch: Helen Hudson is a criminologist who is an expert in serial killers. She has been targeted by a killer and … Continue reading

The Gauntlet (1977)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay which had been knocking around Hollywood for some years. Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack Starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Price, Elevator Pitch: It is one of those movies where a detective has to bring someone in against … Continue reading

Dirty Harry 4: Sudden Impact (1983)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay using the characters from the other Dirty Harry outings Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Joseph Stinson, Dean Riesner (Story Earl E. Smith, Charles B. Pierce) Starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Albert Popwell, Elevator Pitch: Harry Callahan is sent to beachfront … Continue reading

Den of Thieves (2018)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Christian Gudegast Writers/Script Christian Gudegast (story Paul Scheuring) Starring Gerard Butler. Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr, 50 Cent, Dawn Olivieri Elevator Pitch: A gang of former marines with massive firepower available have a plan to rob the Federal Reserve Bank, an apparently … Continue reading

Richard Jewell (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A Vanity Fair article “The Ballard of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Billy Ray Starring Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, Nina Arianda, Cathy Bates Elevator Pitch: A procedure obsessed would be law officer, Richard Jewell, working at security … Continue reading

Bullitt (1968)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) AA Source of story Loosely based on a novel by Robert L. Pike Director Peter Yates Writers/Script Alan Trustman, Harry Kleiner Starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jaqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Joanna Cassidy Elevator Pitch: Lieutant Bullitt is asked by a senator holding a hearing on organised … Continue reading

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 18 (NC-17 in USA) Source of story An original screenplay Director Abel Ferrara Writers/Script Zoë Lund, Abel Ferrara Starring Harvey Keitel, Frankie Thorn, Paul Hipp, Zoë Lund, Eddie Daniels (I have named the relatively unknown actors who I thought contributed most). Elevator Pitch: A police lieutenant (un-named) is gambling heavily … Continue reading

Bad Boys (1995)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson (Story George Gallo) Starring Tchéky Karyo, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Imperioli, Téa Leoni, Elevator Pitch: After an ingenious heist of a cache of heroine from a police lock-up, a couple … Continue reading

48 Hrs (1982)

  Elevator Pitch The 48 Hours of the title is the length of time during which renegade San Francisco cop Jack Cates can rely on the assistance of bank robber Reggie Hammond who he has had released from prison so that the two can go on the track of Reggie’s former associates who are attempting … Continue reading

End of Watch (2012)

Elevator Pitch Two young police officers patrol the crime ridden streets of gangland Los Angeles, one of them filming their activities using a variety of video cams, hand held, attached to their uniforms and on the dashboard of their patrol car. They make inroads into the activities of the drug cartels, capturing drug mules, discovering … Continue reading

Another 48 Hrs (1990)

Elevator Pitch Jack Cates, a renegade detective, is on the track of a major drug dealer, the Iceman, but is under investigation for undue use of force – he has apparently killed an unarmed man. He also comes across details of a possible hit on Reggie Hammond, soon to be released from jail, possibly because … Continue reading

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Elevator Pitch Ron Stallworth is the first black police officer to join the force in Colorado Springs. After a time in the Archives he convinces his boss to allow him to become a detective, and he almost randomly chooses to infiltrate the KKK in the city, by telephone. When asked to attend a meeting he … Continue reading

Dirty Harry 2: Magnum Force (1973)

Elevator Pitch Harry Callahan and his partner are nominally on stake-out duty due to the perception by his boss that he is a maverick, but when villains begin to be gunned down he is recalled and given the job of arresting a mobster who might possibly be carrying out the hits. Things do not go … Continue reading

On Frozen Ground (2013)

Elevator Pitch. In Alaska a serial killer is preying on young women, abducting them, subjecting them to sexual assault and then killing them, apparently without being detected. But when a body is unearthed in the outback, and one of his a victims escapes, an Alaskan detective gets on the case and begins to uncover the … Continue reading

The Tall Man (2012)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Pascal Laugier Additional Info William B. Davis, who is the sherriff, was “the smoking man” in the X-Files. Director Pascal Laugier Starring Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris Elevator Pitch Cold Rock is a former mining town … Continue reading

Dirty Harry (1971)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Harry Julius Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesmer (other versions by Terrence Malick, John Milius plus a story version by Jo Heims) Additional Info This film was in development for years with Frank Sinatra being attached to it for  a while. Many … Continue reading

Prisoners (2013)

Duration 2h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Aaron Guzikowski Additional Info Director of photography Roger Deakins – Oscar nominated. No 217 in the IMBd Top Movies. Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo Elevator Pitch During a Thanksgiving celebration in … Continue reading

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