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Tom Cruise plays Mitch McDeere, a brilliant and ambitious Harvard Law grad. Driven by a fierce desire to bury his working class past, Mitch joins a small, prosperous Memphis firm that affords Mitch and his wife an affluent lifestyle beyond their wildest dreams.
But when FBI agents confront him with evidence of corruption and murder within the firm, Mitch sets out to find the truth in a deadly crossfire between the FBI, the Mob, and a force that will stop at nothing to protect its interests - The Firm.
Starring Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, and directed by Sydney Pollack (The Firm), The Interpreter sets the rules for the ultimate action-thriller: delivering edge-of-your-seat suspense with a compelling and exciting plot.
After UN interpreter Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) overhears a plot to assassinate an African head of state, the US Secret Service is brought in to investigate, in the shape of hard-bitten agent Tobin Keller (Sean Penn), who nonetheless suspects she may not be telling the whole truth. Realising she has become a target of the assassins as well, the interpreter is desperate to thwart the plot...if only she can survive long enough to get someone to believe her.
The complete seven seasons of the original mystery and suspense series hosted by the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. Each 30-minute episode includes opening and closing monologues by Hitchcock who explains some aspect of the day's story in his inimitably dry, humorous monotone.
Sweeping American Civil War drama based on the novel by Charles Frazier, directed by Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley). Jude Law stars as Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier who is slowly making the perilous journey back to his home town of Cold Mountain in North Carolina, meeting a string of colourful characters along the way (played by actors including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Ray Winstone and Kathy Baker). At home waits Ada Monroe (Nicole Kidman), the pre-war sweetheart to whom he has vowed to return. In his absence Ada, the shy and reserved daughter of a preacher (Donald Sutherland), has befriended the feisty Ruby (Renée Zellweger), a tough-talking young woman who can work the land as well as any man. Ruby supports Ada both emotionally and practically as she waits for Inman's return - but as the war drags on and her letters go unanswered, Ada finds it increasingly difficult to keep the faith.
It's post-WWII Germany and teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair.
Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from The Odyssey, Huck Finn and The Lady with the Little Dog. Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken.
Twelve years later, Michael sees Hanna again, but in the last place he ever expected to find her. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.
Collection of six films starring Harrison Ford. '42' (2013) is a biographical drama about African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson, here portrayed by Chadwick Boseman. In 1945, having been spotted by a scout, Robinson is signed by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Ford) and becomes the first black man to play in the Major League. Despite his talent, Robinson is met with opposition, even from his fellow players, because of his race. As he tries to keep his own frustrations in check, he excels in his sport and gradually receives the recognition he deserves. 'Blade Runner' (1982), Ridley Scott's cult classic, is set in a neon noir version of 21st Century Los Angeles. Ex-cop Rick Deckard (Ford) is hired to track down a group of androids who have escaped from a satellite colony. As two of the AWOL 'replicants' (Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah) seek refuge in a geneticist's house, Deckard takes his investigation to the Tyrell Corporation, where he falls in love with Rachael (Sean Young), herself an android, but with a memory chip that convinces her she is human. In 'Firewall' (2006) Ford stars as Jack Stanfield, an average family man in Seattle who heads up the hi-tech security team at his local bank. But following a seemingly trivial case of identity theft, Jack's life is turned upside down when his wife (Virginia Madsen) and two children are kidnapped. The ransom is $100 million which the kidnappers, led by Bill Cox (Paul Bettany), want Jack to obtain for them via his expert computer skills. Initially compliant, Jack is soon irked by Cox and his cronies to the point where he decides to risk everything to get his family back and bring the bad guys to justice. In 'Frantic' (1988) American doctor Richard Walker (Ford) checks into a Paris hotel with his wife Sondra (Betty Buckley) to attend a conference and celebrate their wedding anniversary. However, shortly after arriving at the hotel Sondra disappears and soon Richard is plunged into a nightmare kidnap scenario, roaming the streets of Paris trying to find a lead in the search for his missing wife. His only clue comes in the form of drugged-up young punk Michelle (Emmanuelle Seigner). In 'Presumed Innocent' (1990) Ford plays Rusty Sabich, an attorney who finds himself charged with murder. The victim (Greta Scacchi) was a colleague of his with whom he had a brief but intense affair and Rusty finds himself in need of a defence lawyer. In 'The Fugitive' (1993), based on the 1960s American television series, eminent Chicago surgeon Dr Richard Kimble (Ford), married to wealthy heiress Helen (Sela Ward), arrives home one night to find his wife murdered and a one-armed man in his house. Due to incriminating evidence and prime motivation, Kimble is wrongly convicted for murder. However, on his way to death row he is involved in a spectacular train crash that precipitates his escape. Kimble then strives to prove his innocence whilst staying one step ahead of the dogged US Marshal Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones).
Having been fired from her job at a PR company, Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) runs to catch an underground train. Two storylines then unfold: in the first, Helen catches her train, meeting the charming James (John Hannah). Upon arriving home, Helen discovers her boyfriend Gerry (John Lynch) having an affair. She leaves Gerry and begins seeing James. Their relationship is placed in jeopardy, however, when Helen realizes that she is pregnant. In the second storyline, having missed her train Helen does not meet James and arrives home too late to catch Gerry. Gerry continues his affair with former girlfriend Lydia (Jeanne Tripplehorn), even when Helen becomes pregnant with his child.
Thriller set in the murky world of corporate law. Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house 'fixer' at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of his employer's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack), to whom Clayton feels a deep loyalty. He arranges top-flight legal services and skirts through loopholes for their ethically questionable clients. Though burned out, disillusioned and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his messy private life has left him inextricably tied to the firm. Meanwhile, litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) finds her entire company's future hinging on the outcome of a multi-billion dollar settlement overseen by Clayton's friend, star lawyer Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson). When Edens snaps and decides to blow the whistle on the questionable case, sabotaging the defence, Clayton finds himself in the centre of a conspiratorial maelstrom where he must decide between his loyalty and his conscience.
Drama starring Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet (in a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning performance), based on the novel by Bernard Schlink. Set in post World War II Germany, the story revolves around a teenage boy Michael Berg (David Kross) who falls ill with scarlet fever and is helped home by Hanna (Winslet), a stranger twice his age. When Michael recovers, he tracks Hanna down in order to thank her for her kindness. Despite their age difference, the two embark on an intense and secret affair that is based largely on Michael reading aloud to Hanna, until Hanna suddenly and mysteriously disappears one day, leaving Michael confused and heartbroken. Several years later, when Michael (Fiennes) is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he comes across Hanna again - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a secret that profoundly affects both their lives.
Class-based drama directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law. Will Francis (Law) is a young London architect living a stable, if dreary existence with his girlfriend Liv (Robin Wright Penn) and her behaviourally challenged daughter Bea. When his posh, arty offices are repeatedly burgled, he plays detective hoping to nab the thief. Spotting a teenager (Rafi Gavron) attempting to break in, Will attempts to follow him. It's hard, not least because the youngster is a practitioner of the art of parkour - a mysterious urban tactic of running and jumping between buildings, over obstacles etc. The pursuit leads Will to the mysterious Amira (Juliette Binoche), a seamstress with whom he becomes involved, causing him to re-evaluate his life. Conflict arises when the police close in on the burglars, and Will must make a crucial choice which will affect the lives of everyone around him.
Five must-own films starring Harrison Ford.
Presumed Innocent (1990)
The Fugitive (1993)
Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is an unemployed actor with a reputation for being 'difficult'. Desperate for work, Michael dresses up in drag in an attempt to land a part in a daytime soap as a mature woman. He succeeds, and achieves instant fame as Dorothea Michaels. However, complications develop when he falls in love with Julie, a female cast member (Jessica Lange), while simultaneously having to fend off the amorous advances of both Julie's father (Charles Durning) and male actors on the set.
All 25 episodes from the third season of the popular US sitcom. In 'New Will City' Jack (Sean P. Hayes) returns from his time in the Caribbean to find that things have changed. 'Fear and Clothing' sees Grace (Debra Messing) moving in with Will (Eric McCormack) after someone tries to break into her apartment. 'Husbands and Trophy Wives' sees Will and Jack's plans of a wild night out scuppered by the discovery that all their old friends are now responsible family types. 'Girl Trouble' finds Will preparing to give a gay sensitivity seminar. 'Grace 0, Jack 2000' has Grace confused by Ben's (Gregory Hines) refusal to break up with her. 'Love Plus One' sees Grace deciding to enjoy (or endure) a threesome. In the two-part story 'Lows in the Mid-Eighties', Will and Grace reconsider some of their first romantic encounters as they flashback to Thanksgiving 1985. In 'Three's a Crowd, Six is a Freak Show', Grace is horrified to discover that the new love of her life has six toes on one foot. 'Coffee and Commitment' sees Will and Grace being asked to read at the civil union of two friends. Sandra Bernhard guest stars in 'Swimming Pools... Movie Stars', which sees Will and Grace posing as a wealthy couple shopping for homes owned by the rich and famous. 'Crazy in Love' sees Will trying to impress his new friend Matt (Patrick Dempsey), a TV sports reporter, with his athletic prowess - but Grace is the one who has to show him how to bat a ball properly. In 'Brothers: A Love Story', Will is confused and annoyed when his new love Matt insists on introducing him to his macho work colleagues as his 'brother'. In 'My Uncle the Car', Grace asks Will to sell her recently deceased uncle's car for her - but after he sells it to a nun (Ellen DeGeneres), she changes her mind and decides she wants to buy it back. The two-parter 'Cheaters' sees Grace becoming livid when she sees Will's father being unfaithful with a glamorous stranger - but Will is happier to carry on living in denial. Meanwhile, Karen (Megan Mullally) suspects that her husband Dan (Christopher Delisle) is having an affair after misunderstanding something Grace said. In 'Mad Dogs and Average Men', Grace falls for Karen's handsome nephew, Sumner (Paul Satterfield) - but her attempts at fixing up a date with him are foiled at every turn by Karen, who invents a multitude of off-putting stories about him. 'Poker? I Don't Even Like Her' sees Grace being banned from poker playing by Will's friends - until her game makes a sudden and dramatic improvement. In 'An Old-Fashioned Piano Party', Grace spend a small fortune on a piano for her and Will to play together, in the hope of cementing their friendship forever. Woody Harrelson guest stars in 'The Young and the Tactless' as Will and Grace's untidy, free-spirited new neighbour Nathan, who Grace tries to get rid of by encouraging a reunion with his long-distance ex-girlfriend. In 'Alice Doesn't Lisp Here Any More', Grace attends the funeral of an old classmate, Alice (Alex Kapp Horner), who she is racked with guilt about having teased at school. 'Last of the Really Odd Lovers' sees Will and Grace both trying to keep their respective embarrassing love trysts a secret. In 'Gypsies, Tramps and Weed', Will is left reeling after a meeting with a frighteningly accurate psychic. Finally, in the two-parter 'Sons and Lovers', Grace's new beau, the slovenly Nathan (Woody Harrelson) has moved in, and Grace finds herself mediating between him and Will - but then starts to wonder if she has done the job a little too well...
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