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Entries from December 2007

The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

December 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

  Synopsis When his conscience conflicts with his chosen faith, Christopher Boyce (Timothy Hutton) drops out of seminary school and returns home. His childhood friend Andrew Daulton Lee (Sean Penn) – on probation for possession of narcotics with intent to sell – travels between Mexico and his family’ home in California dealing drugs. Needing a […]

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Tags: Based on book · Father/son relationship · Interrogation · Paranoia

Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead (1995)

December 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Synopsis Jimmy the Saint (Andy Garcia) – once some type of gangster, now legit – struggles to get a business off the ground, videotaping interviews with terminally ill clients to enable them to pass their wisdom on to their kin. At a club, he spots the gorgeous Dagney (Gabrielle Anwar), and with a pickup line […]

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Tags: Famous line · Hitman · Museums and galleries · Prostitute

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

December 20th, 2007 · 6 Comments

  Synopsis Making his way across a post-apocalyptic desert, the nomad Max (Mel Gibson) is attacked by a small airplane and has his camel caravan stolen. Max follows the tracks to Bartertown, a sleazy trading post attempting to preserve some form of civilization amid the wasteland. After surviving a melee with several guards, Max is […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Cult favorite · Famous line · Sequel · Train