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Forest Whitaker

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Stakeout (1987)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Saudi Arabia: PG12 Source of story An original screenplay Director John Badham Writers/Script Jim Kouf Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aiden Quinn, Forest Whitaker,  Ratings IMDb: 6.6 by 23,288 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 88% by 26 critics. Elevator Pitch: Chris and Bill are a couple of … Continue reading

Species (1995)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay Director Roger Donaldson Writers/Script Dennis Feldman Starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Michelle Williams, Elevator Pitch: A scientist gets a group of specialists together whose job will be to track down and kill … Continue reading

Platoon (1986)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the director’s own experience as a soldier in the Vietnam war. Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Forest Whitaker, Johnny Depp, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Elevator Pitch: Chris, a volunteer soldier is assigned to a temporary encampment close to the … Continue reading

Street Kings (2008)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A story by James Elroy Director David Ayer Writers/Script James Elroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss Starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Cedric the Entertainer, Terry Crews, Naomi Harris, Common, Game, Elevator Pitch: Tom Ludlow is a Vice Squad detective who is prepared to … Continue reading

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Elevator Pitch. After her father, the Empire’s weapons designer is forced out of retirement to complete his work, the young Jyn Erso grows up as a rebel and with guidance from a hologram of her father, recruits a band of fighters to recover the plans of the Death Star which is capable of destroying whole … Continue reading

BLACK PANTHER (2018)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Marvel Comic character and stories, by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee Writers/Script Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole Additional Info Martin Freeman is probably best known for playing Dr Watson in the Sherlock series. Were there no Americans capable of playing the slightly inept CIA man? … Continue reading

Repo Men (2010)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel “The Repossession Mambo” by Eric Garcia – although also the screenplay said to be the source of the novel. Writer/s Script Eric Garcia, Garrett Lerner Director Miguel Sapochnik Starring Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten, John Leguizamo Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

Arrival

Released 2016 Rating 12A in UK Director Denis Villeneuve Writer/s Eric Heisserer Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Source of story A story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang Elevator Pitch The population of earth wake up one morning to find twelve spacecraft hovering above miscellaneous points on the planet, including … Continue reading

The Butler (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A in UK Director Lee Daniels Writer/s Danny Strong Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Redgrave, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams, John Cusack, Liev Schreiber, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda. Source of story Inspired by real events and an article by Wil Haygood in the Washington Post … Continue reading

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