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M.A.S.H. (1970)

Duration 1h 56m  Ratings UK: X (original cut), USA: R,  Source of story A novel of the same name by Richard Hooker (a sudonym for a number of ex Korean War Doctors) Director Robert Altman Writers/Script Ring Lardner Jr. Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff … Continue reading

Joe Kidd (1972)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) AA Source of story An original screenplay Director John Sturges Writers/Script Elmore Leonard Starring Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud, Stella Garcia, Gregory Walcott, Elevator Pitch: In border country of New Mexico, Luis Chama, a charismatic Mexican leader is attempting to get his people’s historic lands returned, but … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Duration 3h 22m Rating (UK) X Source of story Just a bit out of Pario Puzo’s bok The Godfather and continuing the story from the first film. Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo Starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diana Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. … Continue reading

Bullitt (1968)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) AA Source of story Loosely based on a novel by Robert L. Pike Director Peter Yates Writers/Script Alan Trustman, Harry Kleiner Starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jaqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Joanna Cassidy Elevator Pitch: Lieutant Bullitt is asked by a senator holding a hearing on organised … Continue reading

Widows (2018)

Elevator Pitch A group of robbers are killed in a firefight and explosion with the proceeds of their crime. As a result the victim, who turns out to be a crime lord goes to the widow of the gang leader to ask, with menaces, for his two million dollars back. The only means of dealing … Continue reading

Falling Down (1993)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ebbe Roe Smith Additional Info Someone posted the scene where the Michael Douglas character asks for “Breakfast” in a burger joint but they had stopped serving it three minutes earlier. It has been watched over 3 milion times. I Want Breakfast Director Joel … Continue reading

A Civil Action (1998)

Released 1998 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Jonahthan Harr which describes real events. Writer/s Script Steven Zaillian Director Steven Zaillian Starring John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H Macy, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, James Gandolfini, Stephen Fry Elevator Pitch A group of personal injury lawyers take … Continue reading

We Own the Night

Released 2007 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script James Gray Director James Gray Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall Elevator Pitch In crime ridden 1980s New York two brothers are on opposite sides of the law, one is a police officer, the other is a nightclub operator … 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

Jack Reacher

Released 2012 Rating 16 in UK Director Christopher McQuarrie Writer/s Christopher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall Source of story A book “One Shot” by Lee Child Elevator Pitch A former military sniper is arrested for the random shooting of five people on a river bank, and … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part II

Released 1974 Rating X (over 18s) in UK Director Francis Ford Coppola Writer/s Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Nero, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton Source of story A development from The Godfather Elevator Pitch We move between the early life of Vito Corleone from his youth in Sicilly to his early … Continue reading

Gone in 60 Seconds

Released 2000 Rating 15 in UK Director Dominic Sena Writer/s H.B.Halicki, Scott Rosenberg Starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovani Ribisi, Robert Duvall, Timothy Olyphant, Christopher Ecclestone, Vinnie Jones Source of story A remake of a 1974 film (I had never heard of it) Elevator Pitch A seasoned car thief is drawn out of retirement to … 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

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