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Point of No Return (1993)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story La Femme Nikita by Luc Besson (apparently almost exactly the same except in English) Writer/s Script Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros (and Luc Besson) Director John Badham Starring Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel Elevator Pitch A violent female criminal is saved from … Continue reading

Payback (1999)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel of the same name by Donald E Westlake Writer/s Script Brian Helgeland, Terry Hayes Director Brian Helgeland Starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Bill Duke, Deborah Kara Unger, John Glover, William Devane, Lucy Liu, Kris Kristofferson, Jame Coburn Elevator Pitch After … Continue reading

The Prince

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

Pain & Gain

Released 2013 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events in the 1990s and a series of magazine articles by Pete Collins Writer/s Script Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Director Michael Bay Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong Elevator Pitch A bunch of mentally challenged … Continue reading

Passengers (2017 in Spain)

Released 2016 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Jon Spaihts Director Morten Tyldum Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne Elevator Pitch An intergalactic spacecraft on a 120 year journey with 5000 passengers and 200 crew in stasis hits a meteor shower with 90 years to go and … Continue reading

Pirates of the Caribbean (1): Curse of the Black Pearl

Released 2003 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Unbelievably, a fairground ride at Disneyworld Writer/s Script Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio Writer/s Story Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert Director Gore Verbinski Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Mackenzie Crook, Kevin McNally, Zoe Saldana Elevator Pitch The … Continue reading

Paterson

Released 2016 Rating 15 in UK (Why?) Director Jim Jarmusch Writer/s Jim Jarmusch Starring Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Rizwan Manji, Barry Shabaka Henley Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A week passes in the life of a bus driver and his wife. He gets up and on getting into his bus writes poetry … Continue reading

Pompeii

Released 2014 Rating 12A in UK Director Paul W.S.Anderson Writer/s Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson Starring Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Source of story Apparently an unused script for Roman Polanski by B.L.Jurgens Elevator Pitch A gladiator in Pompeii forms an unlikely relationship with the daughter of … Continue reading

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Released 2010 Rating 12A in UK Director Mike Newell Writer/s Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Richard Coyle, Ronald Pickup Source of story A video game scripted by Jordan Mechner Elevator Pitch The king of Persia with his two natural sons and one adopted son invade a sacred … 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

The Peacemaker

Released 1997 Rating 15 in UK Director Mimi Leder Writer/s Michael Schiffer Starring George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Armin Mueller-Stahl Source of story Newspaper article by Leslie and Andrew Cockburn Elevator Pitch A train crash and nuclear explosion in Russia are detected by the surveillance teams in America. A White House nuclear expert and a no … Continue reading

Push

Released 2009 Rating 12A Director Paul McGuigan Writer/s David Bourla Starring Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Camilla Belle Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A bunch of young Americans with special powers, to move things, to change people’s views of things, to make people believe things and to see the future (not all at … Continue reading

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