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Bill Paxton

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The Colony (2013)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 18, USA: Not rated. Canada: 14A Source of story An original screenplay Director Jeff Renfroe Writers/Script Jeff Renfroe, Svet Rouskov, Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trotter Starring Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan, Michael Mando, Dru Viergever,  Ratings IMDb:  5.3 by 42,799 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 34 critics. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Terminator (1984)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Most countries derated it in these enlightened times. Source of story An original screenplay, but like all the Terminator movies I feel that it owes something to Phillip K. Dick’s “The Second Variety”, although Harlan Ellison successfully sued the producers for plagiarizm. Director James Cameron Writers/Script Jams Cameron … Continue reading

Commando (1985)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Mark L. Lester Writers/Script Steven E. de Sousa Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rose Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, James Olson, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke, Bill Paxton, Elevator Pitch: Colonel John Matrix, a former special forces soldier, living in insolation with his daughter, somewhere in … Continue reading

The Circle (2017)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A novel by the same name by Dave Eggers Director James Ponsoldt Writers/Script James Ponsoldt, Dave Eggers Starring Emma Watson, Ellar Coltrane, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Elevator Pitch: Mae’s friend Annie manages to get her a job in the Internet conglomorate “The … Continue reading

Tombstone (1993)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events and characters through the prism of legend. Director George P. Cosmatos Writers/Script Kevin Jarre (With a lot of uncredited input) Starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston, Jon Tenney, Thomas Haden Church, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy … Continue reading

U-571 (2000)

Elevator Pitch. In 1942 American intelligence intercepts a message from a German submarine which is disabled on the surface in the Atlantic. The Kriegsmarine dispatch a supply sub with spares and expertise, and so the US navy disguise a submarine as this vessel and send it out to capture the damaged sub together with its … Continue reading

Predator 2 (1990)

Elevator Pitch In a future 1997 the detectives of the LAPD are engaged in firefights with the street gangs of the city, but when one gang retires to their fortress and does not come out again the detectives enter the building and find bodies and blood. What has happened? Another gang is attacked in their … Continue reading

2 Guns (2013)

Elevator Pitch Two criminals decide to carry out a bank robbery together, neither knowing that the other is an under cover operative, one for the DEA and the other for the US Navy. They carry out the robbery expecting to recover $3 million belonging to a drug lord, but instead get $43.125 million. They lose … Continue reading

Term Life (2016)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A graphic novel of the same name by Andy Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow Writers/Script Andy Lieberman Additional Info The title is taken from the fact that the guy has taken out an insurance policy on his life with his daughter as benificiary. Director Peter Billingsley Starring … Continue reading

True Lies

Released 1994 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Claude Zidi, Simon Michael, Didier Kaminka, James Cameron Director James Cameron Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Eliza Dushku, Charlton Heston, Art Malik Elevator Pitch A secret agent who is on the track of a terrorist … Continue reading

The Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 12A in UK Director Doug Liman Writer/s Christopher McQarrie, Jez Butterworth Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Source of story Book “All You Need is Kill” Horoshi Sakurazaka Elevator Pitch The earth armies are at war with an alien race, who have the ability to reset time, on the … Continue reading

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