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Alligator (1980)

A baby alligator is flushed down a toilet and survives by eating discarded lab animals that have been injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal escapes the city sewers and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Teague
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Robin Riker  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Jack Carter

A baby alligator is flushed down a toilet and survives by eating discarded lab animals that have been injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal escapes the city sewers and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Teague
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Robin Riker  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Jack Carter

Cookie (1989)

Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

Last Action Hero (1993)

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

On the Waterfront (1954)

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Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger

Sudden Impact (1983)

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Sondra Locke  •  Pat Hingle  •  Bradford Dillman

When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Sondra Locke  •  Pat Hingle  •  Bradford Dillman

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

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In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert Duvall  •  Diane Keaton  •  Robert De Niro

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert Duvall  •  Diane Keaton  •  Robert De Niro

Cannonball Run II (1984)

The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

Ring of the Musketeers (1992)

Modern day "Musketeers" attempt to become protectors of the inocent. While the biking trio rescue kindnapped children, guard witnesses, and chase mafia types, they also seek the missing fourth musketeer, who wears the famous musketeers' ring.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Paragon
CAST:  David Hasselhoff  •  Thomas Gottschalk  •  Cheech Marin  •  Alison Doody

Modern day "Musketeers" attempt to become protectors of the inocent. While the biking trio rescue kindnapped children, guard witnesses, and chase mafia types, they also seek the missing fourth musketeer, who wears the famous musketeers' ring.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Paragon
CAST:  David Hasselhoff  •  Thomas Gottschalk  •  Cheech Marin  •  Alison Doody

Blood Ties (1986)

An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giacomo Battiato
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Vincent Spano  •  Barbara De Rossi  •  Arnoldo Foà

An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giacomo Battiato
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Vincent Spano  •  Barbara De Rossi  •  Arnoldo Foà

Nothing to Lose (1994)

A young street fighter seeks revenge against a powerful drug lord who killed his entire family. Using of his many special combat skills, he's about to take down a whole criminal operation, reaching his goal whatever the consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Izidore K. Musallam
CAST:  Alexandra Paul  •  Youssef Abed-Alnour  •  Paul Gleason  •  Michael V. Gazzo

A young street fighter seeks revenge against a powerful drug lord who killed his entire family. Using of his many special combat skills, he's about to take down a whole criminal operation, reaching his goal whatever the consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Izidore K. Musallam
CAST:  Alexandra Paul  •  Youssef Abed-Alnour  •  Paul Gleason  •  Michael V. Gazzo

Brinks: The Great Robbery (1976)

In this telling of the infamous 1950 robbery, James McNally is portrayed as the one gang member who maintains his silence in the face of extreme police pressure. When he is sent up to prison and sees the other gang members letting him take all the heat, he still ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Darren McGavin  •  Stephen Collins  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Carl Betz

In this telling of the infamous 1950 robbery, James McNally is portrayed as the one gang member who maintains his silence in the face of extreme police pressure. When he is sent up to prison and sees the other gang members letting him take all the heat, he still ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Darren McGavin  •  Stephen Collins  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Carl Betz

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Jerry Orbach  •  Leigh Taylor-Young  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Lionel Stander

This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Jerry Orbach  •  Leigh Taylor-Young  •  Jo Van Fleet  •  Lionel Stander

Love and Bullets (1979)

Charles Bronson is out for revenge in this action drama. Jackie Pruit (Jill Ireland) is the girlfriend of notorious gangster Joe Bomposa (Rod Steiger). When it looks as if Jackie's life is being threatened by Bomposa's goons, the FBI moves in to protect her, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Jill Ireland  •  Rod Steiger  •  Henry Silva

Charles Bronson is out for revenge in this action drama. Jackie Pruit (Jill Ireland) is the girlfriend of notorious gangster Joe Bomposa (Rod Steiger). When it looks as if Jackie's life is being threatened by Bomposa's goons, the FBI moves in to protect her, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Jill Ireland  •  Rod Steiger  •  Henry Silva

Fear City (1984)

Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Jack Scalia  •  Melanie Griffith

Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Jack Scalia  •  Melanie Griffith

Fingers (1978)

A wanna-be concert pianist spends his days making a living by collecting debts for his Mafioso father, a lifestyle that could eventually ruin his dreams of a musical career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Tisa Farrow  •  Jim Brown  •  Michael V. Gazzo

A wanna-be concert pianist spends his days making a living by collecting debts for his Mafioso father, a lifestyle that could eventually ruin his dreams of a musical career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Tisa Farrow  •  Jim Brown  •  Michael V. Gazzo

The Winter of Our Discontent (1983)

This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Teri Garr  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Michael V. Gazzo

This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Teri Garr  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Michael V. Gazzo

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Moses
CAST:  Julius Erving  •  Jonathan Winters  •  Meadowlark Lemon  •  Jack Kehoe

The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Moses
CAST:  Julius Erving  •  Jonathan Winters  •  Meadowlark Lemon  •  Jack Kehoe

Back Roads (1981)

A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  David Keith  •  M. Emmet Walsh

A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  David Keith  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Cuba Crossing (1980)

An adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Woody Strode  •  Michael V. Gazzo

An adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Woody Strode  •  Michael V. Gazzo

The Border (1980)

Frank Cooper, a senior immigration police, remains a daily struggle against mafias operating between Mexico and the United States. Although it has a good standing with the poorest of Mexican towns near the border. Two are Leina and Benny, a couple of young boys who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Danny De La Paz  •  Eddie Albert  •  Michael V. Gazzo

Frank Cooper, a senior immigration police, remains a daily struggle against mafias operating between Mexico and the United States. Although it has a good standing with the poorest of Mexican towns near the border. Two are Leina and Benny, a couple of young boys who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Danny De La Paz  •  Eddie Albert  •  Michael V. Gazzo
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