Tom Hanks

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A Man Called Otto (2022)

Duration 2h 6m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story A book “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman and a Swedish film of that name. Director Marc Foster Writers/Script David Magee Starring Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño,  Rachel Keller, Ratings IMDb: 6.8/10 by 647 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 67% by 45 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Elvis (2022)

Duration 2h 39m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story The life of Elvis Presley and his complex relationship with Col Tom Parker Director Baz Lurhmann Writers/Script Baz Lurhmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Alton Mason,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Inferno (2016)

Duration 2h 1m Source of story It’s Robert Langdon again, solving puzzles in Italy and more. Based in part on book of the same name by Dan Brown, Director Ron Howard Writers/Script David Koepp Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Kahn, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Forster, Ana Ulara, Elevator Pitch: A billionaire, Bertrand … Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Duration 2h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An idea developed from some anecdotal tales of brothers being killed in combat. Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script Robert Rodet Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, Bryan Cranston … Continue reading

Larry Crowne (2011)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Tom Hanks Writers/Script Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos Starring Tom Hanks, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Roberts, Pam Grier, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rami Malek, George Takei, Bryan Cranston Elevator Pitch: Larry Crowne is an employee in a U-Mart, until they let him … Continue reading

The Circle (2017)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A novel by the same name by Dave Eggers Director James Ponsoldt Writers/Script James Ponsoldt, Dave Eggers Starring Emma Watson, Ellar Coltrane, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Elevator Pitch: Mae’s friend Annie manages to get her a job in the Internet conglomorate “The … Continue reading

Toy Story 4 (2019)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) U Source of story The previous three films Director Josh Cooley Writers/Script Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom (Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rahsida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom) Starring Voices of: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu … Continue reading

Cast Away (2000)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay, said to be from an idea by Tom Hanks Director Robert Zemeckis Writers/Script William Broyles Jr Starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt Elevator Pitch: Chuck Noland, a Fedex troubleshooter, is the only survivor of a catastrophic plane crash, and is washed up on a … Continue reading

Angels & Demons (2009)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman Additional Info The book actually preceded The Da Vinci Code, but the film presents the story as a sequel. Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurur, Stellan Skarsgård, … Continue reading

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Duration 2h 29m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellan, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina Elevator Pitch When the curator of the Louvre is killed and his body disfigured by a symbol, … Continue reading


Released 2016 Rating 12A in UK Director Clint Eastwood Writer/s Todd Komarnicki Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Mike O’Malley, Anna Gunn, Laura Linney Source of story Real events and book by Chelsey Sullenberger Elevator Pitch When a bird strike disables both engines of an Airbus A320 shortly after take-off from LaGuardia, the pilots have moments … Continue reading

Saving Mr Banks (2013)

Released 2013 Rating PG in UK Director John Lee Hancock Writer/s Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell Source of story Based on (as opposed to “inspired by”) real events. Elevator Pitch In 1961, with money running short PL Travis, the author of Mary Poppins, is persuaded to … Continue reading

Captain Phillips (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A in UK Director Paul Greengrass Writer/s Billy Ray Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Source of story A book by Captain Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty itself based on real events. Elevator Pitch The American container ship Maersk Alabama was taken over by Somali pirates in 2009, resulting in intervention … Continue reading

Toy Story 2

Released 1999 Rating U in UK Director John Lasseter, Ash Brannon Writer/s Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, Chris Webb Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer. Source of story John Lasseter, Pete Docter for the original Toy Story Elevator Pitch Woody is stolen by a toy collector resulting in him meeting with … Continue reading

Bridge of Spies (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 12A in UK Director Steven Spielberg Writer/s Matt Charman, the Coens Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Jesse Plemons Source of story An account by James Donovan Elevator Pitch A lawyer is hired to defend a captured Russian spy and goes on to negotiate his exchange for the U2 … Continue reading

Toy Story

Released 1995 Rating PG in UK Director John Lasseter Writer/s John Lasseter, Pete Docter Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch All toys actually come to life when humans are not present and Andy’s toys, including his favourite Woody, a cowboy, are no exceptions. When a new toy Buzz Lightyear, … Continue reading