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Prince Valiant (1997)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A comic character, apparently started in 1934 written by Hal Foster, and previous film from 1954. Writers/Script Michael Frost Beckner, Anthony Hickox, Carsten Lorenz Additional Info The finished work was apparently recut by the producers while the director was away on his Christmas holidays, removing both … Continue reading

The Physician (2013)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Noah Gordon – maybe the first of a trilogy, and said by the 1999 book fair in Madrid to be one of the ten most popular books of all time. Writers/Script Jan Berger Additional Info Said on IMDb to … Continue reading

Prisoners (2013)

Duration 2h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Aaron Guzikowski Additional Info Director of photography Roger Deakins – Oscar nominated. No 217 in the IMBd Top Movies. Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo Elevator Pitch During a Thanksgiving celebration in … Continue reading

Paycheck (2003)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Phillip K Dick short story of the same name. Writer/s Script Dean Georgaris Director John Woo Starring Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Michael C Hall Elevator Pitch An engineer who works on highly sensitive contracts and allows his memory of the work … Continue reading

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 (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

Pain & Gain (2013)

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 (2014)

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

Pirates of the Caribbean (3): At World’s End

Released 2007 Rating 12A in UK Director Gore Verbinski Writer/s Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Mackenzie Crook, Tom Hollander, Naomie Harris Source of story A Disneyworld ride! And previous episodes Elevator Pitch Jack Sparrow, condemned in the previous film to Davy … Continue reading

Pirates of the Caribbean (4): On Stranger Tides

Released 2011 Rating 12A Director Rob Marshall Writer/s Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio and others. Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Richard Griffiths, Judy Dench, Sam Claflin, Astrid Berges-Frisbey Source of story This episode loosley based on a novel by Tim Powers, the franchise based on a ride at Disneyland. Elevator … Continue reading

Pacific Rim

Released 2013 Rating 12A in UK Director Guillermo del Toro Writer/s Guillermo del Toro, Travis Beacham Starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman Source of story An original screenplay – but sort of based on Japanese Anime. Elevator Pitch The world is threatened by monsters which rise from the sea to … Continue reading

Paul

Released 2011 Rating 15 in UK Director Greg Mottola Writer/s Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A couple of geeks are on a trip round the “alien sites” in America in an RV after going to Comicon, when they come … Continue reading

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