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Colin Farrell

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Widows (2018)

Elevator Pitch A group of robbers are killed in a firefight and explosion with the proceeds of their crime. As a result the victim, who turns out to be a crime lord goes to the widow of the gang leader to ask, with menaces, for his two million dollars back. The only means of dealing … Continue reading

The Recruit (2003)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An orignal screenplay Writers/Script Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer Additional Info Said to be watched by CIA recruits as light entertainment. Director Roger Donaldson Starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht Elevator Pitch A group of young men and women are recruited to … Continue reading

American Outlaws (2001)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The legends relating to the James-Younger gang. Writers/Script Roderick Taylor, John Rogers (Story by Roderick Taylor) Additional Info One of the many films about Jesse James, the second to be featured in this blog. Director Les Mayfield Starring Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, … Continue reading

Total Recall (2013)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The 1990 original itself based on the Phillip K. Dick story We Remember it for You Wholesale. Writers/Script Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback (screen story by Ronald Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, Jon Povill, Kurt Wimmer) Additional Info The first Phillip K.Dick story to be used in a movie … Continue reading

Minority Report (2002)

Duration 2h 25m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Loosely based on a 1956 Phillip K. Dick short story. Writers/Script Scott Frank, Jon Cohen Additional Info The story had been optioned in about 1992 and had been through “Development Hell” before Spielberg and Cruise got together to make it happen. Director Steven Spielberg Starring Tom … Continue reading

Daredevil (2003)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A Marvel comic character Writers/Script Mark Steven Johnson Additional Info There is so much information on IMDb Trivia that I tired of it with hundreds of items to go. But this is where Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner met. Director Mark Steven Johnson Starring Ben Affleck, … Continue reading

The Beguiled (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel “A Painted Devil” by Thomas P Cullinan and possibly the 1971 film written by Albert Maltz and Irene Kamp Writer/s Script Sofia Coppola Director Sofia Coppola Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning Elevator Pitch When an injured Union soldier is given … Continue reading

Fright Night (2011)

Released 2011 Rating 15 in UK Director Craig Gillespie Writer/s Marti Noxon Starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant, Imogen Poots, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Source of story The original Fright Night written by Tom Holland. Elevator Pitch In the outskirts of Las Vegas Charlie’s mum fancies the man who has moved in next door, … Continue reading

Saving Mr Banks (2013)

Released 2013 Rating PG in UK Director John Lee Hancock Writer/s Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell Source of story Based on (as opposed to “inspired by”) real events. Elevator Pitch In 1961, with money running short PL Travis, the author of Mary Poppins, is persuaded to … Continue reading

Horrible Bosses

Released 2011 Rating 15 in UK Director Seth Gordon Writer/s Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley Starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Three friends have trouble with their superiors at work, one is a despot, one is an idiot and one is a sexual predator. … Continue reading

London Boulevard

Released 2010 Rating 18 in UK Director William Monahan Writer/s William Monahan Starring Colin Farrell, Keira Knightly, Ray Winston, David Thewlis, Eddie Marsan, Sanjeev Baskar, Source of story Book by Ken Bruen Elevator Pitch A hardened criminal comes out of jail and in trying to go straight gets a job minding a fragile celebrity who … Continue reading

The Lobster (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Yorgos Tanthimos Writer/s Yorgos Tanthimos, Epthymis Filippou Starring Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, John C.Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch In an alternative reality adults are required to have partners in life, and those without them are sent to a hotel … Continue reading

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