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Peter Sarsgaard

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Black Mass (2015)

Duration 2h 3m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18+,   Source of story Based on real events in Boston and a book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. Director Scott Cooper Writers/Script Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth Starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple  … Continue reading

An Education (2009)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A memoir by journalist Lynn Barber – still available complete on the Guardian website. Director Lone Scherfig Writers/Script Nick Hornby Starring Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Emma Thompson, Sally Hawkins, Elevator Pitch: A sixteen year old schoolgirl, … Continue reading

Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

Elevator Pitch In 1972 American Boby Fischer meets Russian chess master Boris Spassky in Iceland to decide who is to be world chess champion. Fischer has proved himself to be a brilliant player, becoming American champion at the age of 14, but he suffers from paranoia, believing that his every move is being monitored by … Continue reading

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by maritime author and former US Naval officer Peter Huchthausen (died 2008) Writers/Script Christopher Kyle (story Louis Nowra) Additional Info A real former Russian submarine was used for the film, and at one point another submarine was actually required to … Continue reading

Rendition (2007)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on the story of a man spirited away by the CIA because his name was similar to that of a man who had, apparently, been in contact with two 9/11 suspects. He was held for 5 months in a covert prison where he was … Continue reading

Flightplan (2005)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray Additional Info As in many other movies, the IMDb trivia tells us there is a “Wilhelm Scream” featured in this. The reference is to a sound effect used in many films originally recorded by Sheb Wooley in … Continue reading

Knight and Day (2010)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Patrick O’Neil officially but during its time in development hell the following: Scott Frank,Laeta Kalogridis, Ted Griffin, Dana Fox, Simon Kinberg Director James Mangold Starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Maggie Grace, Gal Gadot Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

Green Lantern (2011)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics character, re-invented as an intergalactic superhero with the popularity of SF. Writer/s Script Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg Writer/s Story Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim Director Martin Campbell Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, … Continue reading

Jarhead

Released 2005 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Anthony Swofford Writer/s script William Broyles Jr Director Sam Mendes Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Brian Geraghty, Chris Cooper Elevator Pitch A young man goes through the hardship of marine training , and then extended selection to become … Continue reading

The Orphan

Released 2009 Rating 15 in UK Director Jaume Collet-Serra Writer/s David Johnson Starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch A family whose third child is a stillbirth decide to adopt, and are charmed by a nine year old girl they find in an orphanage – but she is … Continue reading

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