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Dustin Hoffman

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Rain Man (1988)

Duration 2h 13m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to be developed from the actual experience of the writer Barry Morrow, who had kidnapped someone to save them from being incarcerated. Director Barry Levinson Writers/Script Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow Starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Elevator Pitch: Sharp car dealer Charlie Babbitt is … Continue reading

Straw Dogs (1971)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) X Source of story A book “The Siege of Trencher’s Farm” by Gordon Williams Director Sam Peckinpah Writers/Script David Zelag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah Starring Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna, Sally Thomsett, Colin Welland, David Warner Elevator Pitch: American academic, David Sumner, comes to live in the Cornish … Continue reading

Papillon (1973)

Duration 2h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Henri Charrière Director Franklin J. Schaffner Writers/Script Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr, William Goldman Starring Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Elevator Pitch: Henri Charrière, known as Papillon, is framed for  murder, found guilty and exported to the camp … Continue reading

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) X Source of story A novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy Director John Schlesinger Writers/Script Waldo Salt Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Ultra Violet, M. Emmet Walsh Elevator Pitch: Joe a young Texan who believes himself to be a superstud, arrives in New … Continue reading

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Forster Writers/Script Zach Helm Starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, Anouk Aimée, Terry Jones, Jean-Louis Trintignant, John Cleese, Elevator Pitch: Harold Crick, an IRS inspector, carries out his various activities accompanied by a voice which seems … Continue reading

Meet the Parents 2: Meet the Fockers (2004)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A second outing following the character of Greg Focker Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg (Story Jim Herzfeld, Marc Hyman) (Characters Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke) Starring Robert De Nero, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Graduate (1967)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) X Source of story A book of the same name by Charles Webb Director Mike Nichols Writers/Script Calder Willingham, Buck Henry Starring Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Buck Henry, Richard Dreyfuss, Elevator Pitch: Bejamin graduates from college and is feted by his parents at a homecoming party, but feels … Continue reading

Hook (1991)

Duration 2h 22m Rating (UK) U Source of story The books and a play by J.M. Barrie, plus som earlier Peter Pan films Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script James V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo (screen story by James V. Hart Nick Castle) Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Phil Collins, Gwyneth … Continue reading

The Cobbler (2014)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Tom McCarthy, Paul Sado Additional Info According to IMDb this film was only released in Italy, and one assumes it went to video thereafter. Director Tom McCarthy Starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Melonie Diaz, Method Man, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen … Continue reading

Chef

Released 2014 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Jon Favreau Director Jon Favreau Starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergana, Robert Downey Jr Elevator Pitch A renowned chef, whose marriage has failed and whose relationship with his son has been destroyed by his work, … Continue reading

Confidence (2003)

Released 2003 Rating 15 in UK Director James Foley Writer/s Doug Jung Starring Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzman, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia, John Carroll Lynch, Morris Chestnut Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A group of confidence tricksters have a standard scam which usually involved people pretending to be shot, … Continue reading

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Released 2006 Rating 15 in UK Director Tom Tykwer Writer/s Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer Starring Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alan Rickman, John Hurt (Narrator) Source of story A book by Patrick Süskind Elevator Pitch A young man, raised in the grimy underbelly of 18th century Paris, is driven by his heightened … Continue reading

Kung Fu Panda

Released 2008 Rating PG in UK Director Mark Osborne, John Stevenson Writer/s Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger Starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogan, Lucy Lui Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch An obese panda with a dream of becoming a kung fu master is accidentally chosen to … Continue reading

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