Joseph Ragno

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

InspiringIntenseUpliftingThought provoking

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

Brother (2000)

A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takeshi Kitano
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Omar Epps  •  Claude Maki  •  Susumu Terajima

A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takeshi Kitano
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Omar Epps  •  Claude Maki  •  Susumu Terajima

Daylight (1996)

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Amy Brenneman  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dan Hedaya

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Amy Brenneman  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dan Hedaya

Melvin and Howard (1980)

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Paul Le Mat  •  Elizabeth Cheshire  •  Mary Steenburgen

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Paul Le Mat  •  Elizabeth Cheshire  •  Mary Steenburgen

The Phantom (1996)

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Treat Williams  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Treat Williams  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Secret of My Success (1987)

Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Helen Slater  •  Richard Jordan  •  Margaret Whitton

Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Helen Slater  •  Richard Jordan  •  Margaret Whitton

The Yards (2000)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalSuspenseful

In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Charlize Theron  •  James Caan

In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Charlize Theron  •  James Caan

Homeboy (1988)

Johnny Walker is a cowboy and a boxer. He is very shy and a bit of a fool. He is in love with Ruby, but he cannot tell her. He is also a bit old to keep on boxing, but its the only thing he does well.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Seresin
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Christopher Walken  •  Jon Polito  •  Debra Feuer

Johnny Walker is a cowboy and a boxer. He is very shy and a bit of a fool. He is in love with Ruby, but he cannot tell her. He is also a bit old to keep on boxing, but its the only thing he does well.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Seresin
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Christopher Walken  •  Jon Polito  •  Debra Feuer

Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Art Linson
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Peter Boyle  •  Bruno Kirby  •  René Auberjonois

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Art Linson
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Peter Boyle  •  Bruno Kirby  •  René Auberjonois

No Way Home (1997)

An ex-con's future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buddy Giovinazzo
CAST:  James Russo  •  Tim Roth  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Joseph Ragno

An ex-con's future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buddy Giovinazzo
CAST:  James Russo  •  Tim Roth  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Joseph Ragno

Don Camillo (1984)

A priest helps the small town he's stationed in to resolve conflicts by working together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Hill
CAST:  Terence Hill  •  Colin Blakely  •  Mimsy Farmer  •  Andy Luotto

A priest helps the small town he's stationed in to resolve conflicts by working together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Hill
CAST:  Terence Hill  •  Colin Blakely  •  Mimsy Farmer  •  Andy Luotto

A Fish in the Bathtub (1999)

A forty-year marriage begins to unravel when the husband brings home a pet fish that he wants to keep in the bathtub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Jerry Stiller  •  Anne Meara  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Missy Yager

A forty-year marriage begins to unravel when the husband brings home a pet fish that he wants to keep in the bathtub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Jerry Stiller  •  Anne Meara  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Missy Yager

Fighting Back (1982)

An Italian deli owner forms a vigilante group to rid his Philadelphia neighborhood of street punks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Teague
CAST:  Tom Skerritt  •  Patti LuPone  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Yaphet Kotto

An Italian deli owner forms a vigilante group to rid his Philadelphia neighborhood of street punks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Teague
CAST:  Tom Skerritt  •  Patti LuPone  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Yaphet Kotto

Law and Disorder (1974)

In crime ridden New York of the seventies two cops has had enough. They decide to take justice into their own hands. Things turn exciting and humorous. No hoodlum goes safe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Passer
CAST:  Carroll O'Connor  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Karen Black  •  Ann Wedgeworth

In crime ridden New York of the seventies two cops has had enough. They decide to take justice into their own hands. Things turn exciting and humorous. No hoodlum goes safe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Passer
CAST:  Carroll O'Connor  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Karen Black  •  Ann Wedgeworth

Pictures of Baby Jane Doe (1995)

When down-on-his-luck photographer Horace meets Jane, a young streetwalker with a sordid lifestyle, they quickly fall in love and embark on a chaotic relationship of highs and lows. However, Jane's growing drug addiction and Horace's own personal demons threaten to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Peditto
CAST:  Christopher Peditto  •  Calista Flockhart  •  Elina Löwensohn  •  Joseph Ragno

When down-on-his-luck photographer Horace meets Jane, a young streetwalker with a sordid lifestyle, they quickly fall in love and embark on a chaotic relationship of highs and lows. However, Jane's growing drug addiction and Horace's own personal demons threaten to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Peditto
CAST:  Christopher Peditto  •  Calista Flockhart  •  Elina Löwensohn  •  Joseph Ragno

Men of Respect (1990)

In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on others. However, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Reilly
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rod Steiger  •  Katherine Borowitz  •  Dennis Farina

In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on others. However, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Reilly
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rod Steiger  •  Katherine Borowitz  •  Dennis Farina

Worth (2021)

Kenneth Feinberg, a powerful D.C. lawyer appointed Special Master of the 9/11 Fund, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy, and politics associated with administering government funds and, in doing so, discovers what life is worth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Colangelo
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Amy Ryan  •  Tate Donovan

Kenneth Feinberg, a powerful D.C. lawyer appointed Special Master of the 9/11 Fund, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy, and politics associated with administering government funds and, in doing so, discovers what life is worth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Colangelo
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Amy Ryan  •  Tate Donovan

Murder in Black and White (1990)

A recently appointed black police commissioner is killed. So, Frank Janek is assigned to investigate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Richard Crenna  •  Diahann Carroll  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Philip Bosco

A recently appointed black police commissioner is killed. So, Frank Janek is assigned to investigate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Richard Crenna  •  Diahann Carroll  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Philip Bosco

The Babe (1992)

A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League pennants, four World ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Kelly McGillis  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Randy Steinmeyer

A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League pennants, four World ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Kelly McGillis  •  Trini Alvarado  •  Randy Steinmeyer

The Light Side (2020)

A long time ago in a borough far, far, away, a man (Joseph Ragno) struggles to find redemption from his dark past. Now stranded in the Bronx, he grapples with an imbalanced ego that threatens to destroy not only himself, but also those around him. In order to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Ebner
CAST:  Joseph Ragno  •  Tim Plewman

A long time ago in a borough far, far, away, a man (Joseph Ragno) struggles to find redemption from his dark past. Now stranded in the Bronx, he grapples with an imbalanced ego that threatens to destroy not only himself, but also those around him. In order to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Ebner
CAST:  Joseph Ragno  •  Tim Plewman