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John Cusack

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The Numbers Station (2013)

Duration 1h 29m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, elsewhere mostly 16. Source of story An original screenplay Director Kasper Barfoed Writers/Script F. Scott Frazier Starring John Cusack, Malin Ackerman, Liam Cunningham, Lucy Griffiths,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 19,079 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 30% by 27 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: When Emerson Kent, a CIA black ops man, … Continue reading

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by James Jones, based on his experiences in WWII Director Terrence Malick Writers/Script Terrence Malick Starring Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson,  Jared Leto, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, John Travolta, Elevator … Continue reading

2012 (2009)

Elevator Pitch. Just as the Mayans predicted, in 2012 the earth’s crust is heating up and the population of earth is doomed except for a privileged few who may get to board vast vessels capable of surviving the conflagration. Amongst the possible survivors are a failed author, his estranged wife and children and her boyfriend, … Continue reading

On Frozen Ground (2013)

Elevator Pitch. In Alaska a serial killer is preying on young women, abducting them, subjecting them to sexual assault and then killing them, apparently without being detected. But when a body is unearthed in the outback, and one of his a victims escapes, an Alaskan detective gets on the case and begins to uncover the … Continue reading

The Bag Man (2014)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Grovic, Paul Conway (and an original screenplay “Motel” by James Russo) Additional Info Rebecca Da Costa is an almost unfeasibly tall Brazilian model. I thought she did OK. Director David Grovic Starring John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Robert De Nero, Crispin … Continue reading

The Paperboy (2012)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel, of the same name by Peter Dexter Writers/Script Peter Dexter, Lee Daniels Additional Info It is worth bearing in mind that MM’s character is gay. It is said by some that the film got a standing ovation at Cannes, but others have said that … Continue reading

The Factory (2012)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Morgan O’Neill, Paul Leyden Director Morgan O’Neill Starring John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Katherine Waterston Elevator Pitch A detective in Buffalo is on the trail of a serial killer when his daughter is abducted, and he realises that she has been taken … Continue reading

The Prince (2014)

Released 2014 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore Director Brian A Miller Starring Jason Patric, Jessica Lowndes, Bruce Willis, Jung Ji-Hoon, John Cusack, 50 Cent Elevator Pitch Whe a retired assassin’s daughter is kidnapped he is forced to revisit New Orleans, his old area of operations, … Continue reading

America’s Sweethearts

Released 2001 Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan Director Joe Roth Starring Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Seth Green Elevator Pitch Two actors who are married to each other and who star together, but are … 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

Hot Tub Time Machine

Released 2010 Rating 15 in UK Director Steve Pink Writer/s Josh Heald, Sean Anders Starring John Cusack, Lizzy Caplan, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Chevy Chase, Source of story Original script Elevator Pitch A group of middle aged men a bit down on their luck revisit the scene of their greatest night out ever, a ski … Continue reading

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