Francis X. McCarthy

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Interstellar (2014)

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The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine

The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine

Action Jackson (1988)

Vengeance drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig R. Baxley
CAST:  Carl Weathers  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Vanity  •  Sharon Stone

Vengeance drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig R. Baxley
CAST:  Carl Weathers  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Vanity  •  Sharon Stone

Alien Nation (1988)

A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Baker
CAST:  James Caan  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Terence Stamp  •  Kevyn Major Howard

A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Baker
CAST:  James Caan  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Terence Stamp  •  Kevyn Major Howard

BASEketball (1998)

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Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop and Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Trey Parker  •  Matt Stone  •  Dian Bachar  •  Yasmine Bleeth

Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop and Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Trey Parker  •  Matt Stone  •  Dian Bachar  •  Yasmine Bleeth

Beyond Borders (2003)

Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984, is married to the son of a wealthy British industrialist. She encounters Nick Callahan, a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Clive Owen  •  Teri Polo  •  Linus Roache

Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984, is married to the son of a wealthy British industrialist. She encounters Nick Callahan, a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Clive Owen  •  Teri Polo  •  Linus Roache

Cutter's Way (1981)

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Passer
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Heard  •  Lisa Eichhorn  •  Ann Dusenberry

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Passer
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Heard  •  Lisa Eichhorn  •  Ann Dusenberry

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

No Good Deed (2002)

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Doug Hutchison

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Doug Hutchison

Summer Rental (1985)

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to regain his pride and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Karen Austin  •  John Candy  •  Kerri Green  •  Joey Lawrence

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to regain his pride and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Karen Austin  •  John Candy  •  Kerri Green  •  Joey Lawrence

Summer School (1987)

A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Mark Harmon  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Courtney Thorne-Smith  •  Shawnee Smith

A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Mark Harmon  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Courtney Thorne-Smith  •  Shawnee Smith

The Relic (1997)

A homicide detective teams up with an evolutionary biologist to hunt a giant creature that is killing people in a Chicago museum.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Linda Hunt  •  James Whitmore

A homicide detective teams up with an evolutionary biologist to hunt a giant creature that is killing people in a Chicago museum.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Linda Hunt  •  James Whitmore

The Man with Two Brains (1983)

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A brain surgeon tries to end his unhappy marriage to spend more time with a disembodied brain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Kathleen Turner  •  David Warner  •  Paul Benedict

A brain surgeon tries to end his unhappy marriage to spend more time with a disembodied brain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Kathleen Turner  •  David Warner  •  Paul Benedict

Altered States (1980)

A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Blair Brown  •  Bob Balaban  •  Charles Haid

A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Blair Brown  •  Bob Balaban  •  Charles Haid

That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with drugs and the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Craig Sheffer  •  Larry B. Scott  •  Jill Schoelen

A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with drugs and the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Craig Sheffer  •  Larry B. Scott  •  Jill Schoelen

A Last Cry for Help (1979)

Sharon appears to be a normal 17-year-old girl with good grades, many friends, and a wonderful personality - hardly someone you think would be considering suicide. But her home life is constrained by the pressures and expectations of her parents. She slowly spirals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Sitowitz
CAST:  Linda Purl  •  Shirley Jones  •  Tony Lo Bianco  •  Murray Hamilton

Sharon appears to be a normal 17-year-old girl with good grades, many friends, and a wonderful personality - hardly someone you think would be considering suicide. But her home life is constrained by the pressures and expectations of her parents. She slowly spirals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Sitowitz
CAST:  Linda Purl  •  Shirley Jones  •  Tony Lo Bianco  •  Murray Hamilton

Death Spa (1990)

Michael's health club is beseiged with a series of terrible murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices. Michael's wife killed herself a while before and her brother holds Michael responsible. Michael needs to stop the bloodshed before he loses all of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Fischa
CAST:  William Bumiller  •  Brenda Bakke  •  Shari Shattuck  •  Ken Foree

Michael's health club is beseiged with a series of terrible murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices. Michael's wife killed herself a while before and her brother holds Michael responsible. Michael needs to stop the bloodshed before he loses all of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Fischa
CAST:  William Bumiller  •  Brenda Bakke  •  Shari Shattuck  •  Ken Foree

Illegal in Blue (1995)

A cop taking personal leave after he witnesses money stolen from the police property room becomes involved with a beautiful singer who may have killed her husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stu Segall
CAST:  Stacey Dash  •  Dan Gauthier  •  Louis Giambalvo  •  Trevor Goddard

A cop taking personal leave after he witnesses money stolen from the police property room becomes involved with a beautiful singer who may have killed her husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stu Segall
CAST:  Stacey Dash  •  Dan Gauthier  •  Louis Giambalvo  •  Trevor Goddard

Imaginaerum (2012)

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Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stobe Harju
CAST:  Madison McAleer  •  Tuomas Holopainen  •  Quinn Lord  •  Marco Hietala

Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stobe Harju
CAST:  Madison McAleer  •  Tuomas Holopainen  •  Quinn Lord  •  Marco Hietala

False Pretenses (2004)

Falling victim to a glib con artist named Michael (Stewart Bick), Texas housewife Diane (Peta Wilson) loses all her money, a disaster that drives her husband Randal (Anthony Lemke) to suicide. Unable to get justice through the official channels, Diane mounts her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Hreno
CAST:  Peta Wilson  •  Stewart Bick  •  Melanie Nicholls-King  •  Conrad Pla

Falling victim to a glib con artist named Michael (Stewart Bick), Texas housewife Diane (Peta Wilson) loses all her money, a disaster that drives her husband Randal (Anthony Lemke) to suicide. Unable to get justice through the official channels, Diane mounts her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Hreno
CAST:  Peta Wilson  •  Stewart Bick  •  Melanie Nicholls-King  •  Conrad Pla

Night Visions (1990)

Stubborn detective Tom Mackey, assigned to a Los Angeles murder case involving a couple of serial killings, gets increasingly frustrated with the dead end leads he's following and the lack of appreciation he gets from his chief, police captain Keller. Enter Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  James Remar  •  Loryn Locklin  •  Penny Johnson  •  Mitch Pileggi

Stubborn detective Tom Mackey, assigned to a Los Angeles murder case involving a couple of serial killings, gets increasingly frustrated with the dead end leads he's following and the lack of appreciation he gets from his chief, police captain Keller. Enter Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  James Remar  •  Loryn Locklin  •  Penny Johnson  •  Mitch Pileggi
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