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Dan Aykroyd

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Chaplin (1992)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The life of and the autobiography of Charlie Chaplin plus a book by David Robinson Director Richard Atenborough Writers/Script William Boyd, Bryan Forbes,  William Goldman Starring Robert Downey Jr, Geraldine Chaplin, John Thaw, Moira Kelly, Anthony Hopkins, Dan Aykroyd, Marisa Tomaei, Kevin Klyne, Maria Pitillo, Milla … Continue reading

Pixels (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Developed from a short film by Patrick Jean Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling (story Tim Herlhy) Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, Ashley Benson, Serena Williams,  Fiona Shaw Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Elizabeth Berkley, Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Charlize Theron, Elevetor Pitch: CW Briggs is an insurance investigator who always solves the cases he is given. But he is faced with change in the insurance company … Continue reading

Evolution (2001)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Ivan Reitman Writers/Script David Diamond, David Weissman, Don Jakoby Starring David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Ted Levine, Dan Aykroyd, Sarah Silverman, John Cho, Elevator Pitch: A meteor strike close to an American desert town results in an extraordinay … Continue reading

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Elevator Pitch The ghostbusters are on the bones of their arses. Venkman is presenting a psychic programme on a minor TV station, Spengler is doing research into emotions and Ray and Winston are doing children’s parties. But when Dana’s bath tries to eat her baby it is time for them to get together and deal … Continue reading

Ghostbusters (1984)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis Additional Info This had been in development for a while and was intended to star John Belushi. When he died things were temporarily chaotic before others were cast. Director Ivan Reitman Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, … Continue reading

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay – although apparently the idea had been about for a long time. Writer/s Script Barry Farano, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Writer/s Story Lew Gallo (Treatment) Director Dennis Duggan Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Richard Chamberlain, … Continue reading

Shortcut to Happiness

Released 2007 Rating (UK) PG Source of story A short story by Stephen Vincent Benet, and a play by Archibald Macleish both called “The Devil and Daniel Webster”. Writer/s script Peter Dexter, Bill Condon, Nancy Cassaro Writer/s story Peter Dexter Director Harry Kirkpatrick (But actually Alec Baldwin who withdrew his name from the production.) Starring … Continue reading

Trading Places

Released 1983 Rating 15 in UK Director John Landis Writer/s Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod Starring Dan Akroyd, Eddie Murphy, Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott, Ralph Bellamy, Frank Oz, James Belushi Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch At the whim of a couple of financiers a homeless man and a young businessman … Continue reading

The Blues Brothers

Released 1980 Rating 15 in UK Director John Landis Writer/s Dan Aykroyd, John Landis Starring John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Carrie Fisher and a host of singers Source of story The Blues Brothers were apparently Saturday Live characters Elevator Pitch When one of the brothers is released from jail they go on a mission to collect … Continue reading

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