Saturday, December 13, 2014

U.S. Marshals

1998 Crime Thriller

Director: Stuart Baird

Writer: Roy Huggins and John Pogue

Cinematography: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Running time: 131 minutes

Country: United States

The Cop who won't stop is back. But this time he's chasing down a lot more than a fugitive.


Tommy Lee Jones as Supervising Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard

Wesley Snipes as Mark J. Sheridan/Mark Roberts/Mark Warren
Robert Downey, Jr. as Special Agent John Royce
Joe Pantoliano as Deputy U.S. Marshal Cosmo Renfro
Daniel Roebuck as Deputy U.S. Marshal Bob Biggs
Tom Wood as Deputy U.S. Marshal Noah Newman
LaTanya Richardson as Deputy U.S. Marshal Savannah Cooper     
Irène Jacob as Marie Bineaux
Kate Nelligan as U.S. Marshal Catherine Walsh
Patrick Malahide as Director Bertram Lamb
Rick Snyder as Special Agent Frank Barrows
Michael Paul Chan as Xiang Chen
When a prisoner transport plane carrying Deputy Sam Gerard as an escort crashes, one prisoner, Mark Sheridan helps him rescue some trapped prisoners and then escapes himself. Gerard and his crack team of U.S. Marshals start their pursuit, but the simple fugitive situation soon gets more complicated when Gerard learns that Sheridan is no mere criminal and the story behind his incrimination becomes more and more suspicious. At the same time, Mark Sheridan is out to find out the truth himself while keeping one step ahead of Gerard - Written by Kenneth Chisholm
Awards: None

In the original script, Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) was introduced dressed up as a priest. Director Stuart Baird and costume designer Louise Frogley didn't find this interesting enough, so they came up with the idea of the chicken outfit




5 stars out of 5 stars

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999 Psychological Thriller

Director: Anthony Minghella

Writer: Anthony Minghella

Cinematography: John Seale

Running time: 139 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Everybody should have one talent... what's yours? 

Matt Damon as Tom Ripley
Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood
Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf 
Cate Blanchett as Meredith Logue
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles
Jack Davenport as Peter Smith-Kingsley
James Rebhorn as Herbert Greenleaf
Sergio Rubini as Inspector Roverini
Philip Baker Hall as Alvin MacCarron
Celia Weston as Aunt Joan 

The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano
at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom
pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf
to return home. In Itay, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie's cultured financee,
pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying,
Tom's talents include impressions and forgery, so when the handsome and confident Dickie tires
of Tom, dismissing him as a bore, Tom goes to extreme lengths to make Greenleaf's privileges
his own. Written by <>


Academy Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role-Jude Law

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards-Best Composer-Gabriel Yared

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards-Best Supporting Actor-Philip Seymour Hoffman

MTV Movie Awards-Best Director-Anthony Minghella

National Board of Review Awards-Best Supporting Actor-Philip Seymour Hoffman
Is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. There are an additional four
novels which follow "The Talented Mr.Ripley", they are " Ripley Underground", "Ripley's Game",
" The Boy Who Followed Ripley", and "Ripley Under Water.


5 Stars out of 5 Stars

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