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Vanilla Sky (2001)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The Spanish film “Abre Los Ojos” (Open Your Eyes) by Alejandro Amenábar and Mateo Gil Director Cameron Crowe Writers/Script Cameron Crowe Starring Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Michael Shannon, Johnny Galecki, Elevator Pitch: David Aames is a … Continue reading

Rain Man (1988)

Duration 2h 13m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to be developed from the actual experience of the writer Barry Morrow, who had kidnapped someone to save them from being incarcerated. Director Barry Levinson Writers/Script Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow Starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Elevator Pitch: Sharp car dealer Charlie Babbitt is … Continue reading

Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A newish screenplay using the characters form the previous films and the concept from the TV series. Director Christopher McQuarrie Writers/Script Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Simon McBruney, Tom Hollander, Alec Baldwin, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Firm (1993)

Duration 2h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by John Grisham Director Sydney Pollack Writers/Script David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel Starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Wilford Brimley, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn, Gary Busey, Tobin Bell, Dean Norris Elevator Pitch: A bright … Continue reading

Top Gun (1986)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A magazine article by Ehud Yonay Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan Elevator Pitch: A reckless but talented Navy pilot with issues is sent to the Miramar elite … Continue reading

Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back (2016)

Elevator Pitch. Jack Reacher, a former military policeman, travels in the USA righitng wrongs and keeping in touch with a military officer Susan Turner. When he decides to visit her he finds out that she has been accused of espionage and imprisoned, so he sets out to free her. Meanwhile he has become the subject … Continue reading

Minority Report (2002)

Duration 2h 25m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Loosely based on a 1956 Phillip K. Dick short story. Writers/Script Scott Frank, Jon Cohen Additional Info The story had been optioned in about 1992 and had been through “Development Hell” before Spielberg and Cruise got together to make it happen. Director Steven Spielberg Starring Tom … Continue reading

Oblivion (2013)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel by Joseph Kosinski – actually never published but used to pitch the film to the studios Writers/Script Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt Additional Info A lot of work was put into the glass tower habitat used by the technician and his controller and it … Continue reading

War of the Worlds (2005)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The novel of the same name by H G Wells Writers/Script Josh Friedman, David Koepp Additional Info I am developing an interest in unusual cars which are featured but not mentioned in movies. In this one a 1966 Ford Mustang worth a couple of hundred thousand … 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

Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol (2011)

Duration 2h 31m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The original TV series by Bruce Geller and the previous movies Writer/s Script Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec Director Brad Bird Starring Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Michael Nyqvist, Lea Seydoux, Tom Wilkinson Elevator Pitch A villain obtains the launch codes for the Russian … Continue reading

Mission Impossible II

Released 2000 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The TV series and possibly the first film Writer/s Script Robert Towne Writer/s Story Ronald D Moore, Brannon Braga Director John Woo Starring Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Richard Roxburgh, Joln Polson, Brendan Gleeson Elevator Pitch Ethan’s team is hired to recover a deadly … Continue reading

Mission Impossible

Released 1996 Rating (UK) PG Source of story The TV series scripted by Bruce Geller. Writer/s Script David Koepp, Robert Towne Writer/s Story David Koepp, Steven Zaillian Director Brian De Palma Starring Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristen Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave Elevator Pitch Ethan Hunt is the … Continue reading

Tropic Thunder

Released 2008 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen Writer/s story Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux Director Ben Stiller Starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black, Brandon T Jackson, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise Elevator Pitch When filming of an … Continue reading

Mission: Impossible 3

Released 2006 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The previous two films, amd the original TV series written by Bruce Geller Writer/s script Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, J.J.Abrams Director J.J.Abrams Starring Tom Cruise, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, Simon Pegg, Eddie Marsan, Laurence Fishburne … 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

Collateral

Released 2004 Rating 15 in UK Director Michael Mann Writer/s Stuart Beattie Starring Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A hitman, with a list of victims, forces a cab driver to take him from place to place as he extinguishes his targets, but the … Continue reading

The Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 12A in UK Director Doug Liman Writer/s Christopher McQarrie, Jez Butterworth Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Source of story Book “All You Need is Kill” Horoshi Sakurazaka Elevator Pitch The earth armies are at war with an alien race, who have the ability to reset time, on the … Continue reading

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