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Back to the Future III (1990)

Released 1990 Rating (UK) PG Source of story The second of the trilogy Writer/s Script Bob Gale Writer/s Story Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis Director Robert Zemeckis Starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dysart Elevator Pitch At the end of BTTF II Doc in the Delorean … Continue reading

Crocodile Dundee

Released 1986 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Although denied by Paul Hogan, others have said that the origin of the story was the survival of an Australian adventurer in the 1970s. Writer/s script Ken Shadie, John Cornell, Paul Hogan Writer/s story Paul Hogan Director Peter Faiman Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, David Gulpilil Elevator … Continue reading

Apocalypse Now

Released 1979 Rating X in UK (means 18) Director Francis Ford Coppola Writer/s John Milius, Francis F Coppola, Michael Herr Starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, Scott Glenn Source of story Probably “The Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad Elevator Pitch After a special forces colonel … Continue reading

Sid & Nancy

Released 1986 (Remastered 2016) Rating 18 in UK Director Alex Cox Writer/s Alex Cox, Abbe Wood Starring Gary Oldman, Cloe Webb, David Hayman Source of story Real events Elevator Pitch At the height of the Sex Pistols fame, the bassist Sid Vicious becomes involved with Nancy Spungen a drug addict, camp follower and occasional sex … Continue reading

The Sting

Released 1973 Rating A Director George Roy Hill Writer/s David S Ward Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw Source of story Book, The Big Con by David W Maurer Elevator Pitch For their own reasons a couple of con men decide to swindle a gang boss out of a large sum of money by … Continue reading

Life of Brian

Released 1979 Rating 15 in UK Director Terry Jones Writer/s The Pythons Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A boy is born in a stable next door to the one in which Jesus Christ is born, and as a consequence … 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

A Clockwork Orange

Released 1971 Rating X in UK Director Stanley Kubrick Writer/s Stanley Kubrick Starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke, Michael Bates, Miriam Karlin, Margaret Tyzack, Steven Berkoff Source of story Book of the same name by Anthony Burgess Elevator Pitch A gang of violent delinquents terrorise the urban area they inhabit until their leader is … Continue reading

The Godfather

Released 1972 Rating 15 in UK Director Francis Ford Coppola Writer/s Coppola, Mario Puzo Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conti, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Source of story Novel by Mario Puzo Elevator Pitch Rival families battle for control of neighbourhoods in 1940s New York. When the Godfather is … Continue reading

Bond 8: Live and Let Die

Released 1973 Rating A in UK Director Guy Hamilton Writer/s Tom Mankiewicz Starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Geoffrey Holder, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Source of story A story in the 007 franchise – named after but not necessarily based on an Ian Fleming book. Elevator Pitch Bond is sent to New … Continue reading

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