Elliott Gould portrays tough private-eye Philip Marlowe in director Robert Altman's updated version of one of Raymond Chandler's most-celebrated novels... Marlowe is awakened at 3:30 in the morning by part-time hood Terry Lennox (Jim Bouton) to drive him to Tijuana. When Marlowe returns to Los Angeles, he learns that Lennox's wife is dead--murdered--and that (of course!) Lennox is the chief suspect. Marlowe returns to his normal work and is hired by a woman to find her husband, Roger (Sterling Hayden), an author with a fondness for the bottle. More puzzles... The mob turns up; they are seeking $350,000--and they seem to think Marlowe has it! He will soon learn of Lennox's death (murder, suicide or...) in Mexico and realize that no one but himself gives a damn. That will make Marlowe VERY angry...
First crush. First kiss. First steps in becoming a woman. At 14, Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde) made her big-screen debut as Dani in The Man In the Moon. Hailed by Roger Ebert as “a wonderful movie” and “a meticulously prepared masterpiece”, this poignant coming of age story about the highs and lows of first love is a must-see for moms and daughters, and for anyone who remembers the one summer – and the one person – who changed your life forever.
Three of today's hottest stars meet in this year's most electrifying drama! Richard Gere portrays Vincent Eastman, an award-winning architect whose personal life is on shaky ground. Separated from his beautiful but aloof wife (Sharon Stone), Vincent has an affair with a joyful and passionate writer (Lolita Davidovich) whose love promises a new beginning. But Vincent remains emotionally torn between the two women, leaving his future happiness- and that of his thirteen-year-old daughter- hanging in the balance. As his relationships start to crumble, Vincent hurtles on a collision course toward the one fateful moment when he must confront his true feelings and cross the Intersection. Costarring Martin Landau.
This emotionally-charged film celebrates the triumph of a young rural couple as they face nature's greatest ravages, the threat of poverty and a wrenching separation. Sissy Spacek, Mel Gibson and Scott Glenn star in this moving tribute to love, faith, determination and the vanishing America of the independent farm family. Tom and Mae Garvey (Gibson and Spacek) are struggling to keep their homestead safe from the local power authority who wants to flood their land. When Mae's former beau, John Wade (Glenn), turns out to be in charge of the plan to acquire the property, tensions run high, climaxing in a devastating confrontation on the flooded river banks. Directed by On Golden Pond's Mark Rydell, The River features magnificent location photography by Vilmos Zsigmond and an outstanding score by John Williams.
A down on her luck woman, desperate to provide care for her daughter, moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged. Through time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds.
In a spirited comedy, directed by Mark Rydell, two not very bright vaudeville song and dance men in the 1890's wind-up in jail where they meet a debonair master safecracker. They get the plans to an impenetrable vault and race to beat the master cracksman at his own game.
Deftly directed by Mark Rydell, this poignant romantic drama features a stunning all-star cast that includes James Caan, Marsha Mason, Eli Wallach, Burt Young, Sally Kirkland and Dabney Coleman. His ship docked in Seattle, Navy man John Baggs Jr. (Caan) has a "Cinderella Liberty" pass, meaning he can be out until midnight, so he intends to make the most of his evening. And things are clearly going his way when he "wins" call girl Maggie Paul (Mason) in a pool game. But once Baggs finds out that Maggie has an 11 year-old son and another baby on the way, he backs off, anxious to rid himself of complications he just can't contend with. That is, until he falls in love.
When all the adult men go off in search of gold, a veteran rancher is forced to hire eleven teenage boys as trail hands, and in the process of driving 1200 cattle across 400 rough miles, the young cowboys become cowmen. Starring screen legend John Wayne, with Emmy-winner Colleen Dewhurst ("Murphy Brown"), Oscar-nominee Bruce Dern ("Coming Home") and A Martinez ("L.A. Law"). From director Mark Rydell ("On Golden Pond").
Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern
A raw and candid dialogue about the life and craft of acting between longtime colleagues and friends Dabney Coleman, Peter Falk, Charles Grodin, Mark Rydell, Harry Dean Stanton and Sydney Pollack. Drago Sumonja's documentary takes us into the hearts, minds, and living rooms of some of America's greatest storytellers. This unique and inside glimpse at this revered collective exposes as much about each individual as it does about acting.
Set against the golden backdrop of 1950’s Hollywood, JAMES DEAN explores the tragedies and insecurities that fueled Dean’s burning ambition to succeed as an actor, and ultimately lead to his downfall. From the devastating loss of his mother at an early age and his fractured relationship with his father, through his astonishingly rapid rise as one of film’s most celebrated icons, to his tragic death at the age of 24. JAMES DEAN tells the story behind the legend....