The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many
Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working
conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with
the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help.
A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the head liner American pop-star Venus and the Russian
President with his family hostage. Help is on the way when the drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker
played by Lundgren, and a young Russian F.S.B. agent team up to fight back. But our two heroes are seriously outnumbered
and things aren't as simple as they appear when old ghosts from the Soviet Union appear to haunt the present in this fast
paced action piece.
The story of the 1912 sinking of the largest luxury liner ever built, the tragedy that befell over two thousand of the rich and
famous as well as of the poor and unknown passengers aboard her.
It had been less than a year since man first walked on the Moon, but as far as the American public was concerned, Apollo 13
was just another "routine" space flight—until these words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem."
Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a
desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic
ground crew race against time—and the odds—to bring them home.
"Schindler's List" is the based-on-truth story of Nazi Czech business man Oskar Schindler, who uses Jewish labor to start a
factory in occupied Poland. As World War II progresses, and the fate of the Jews becomes more and more clear, Schindler's
motivations switch from profit to human sympathy and he is able to save over 1100 Jews from death in the gas chambers.
Depression era movie. The protagonist is a little boy whose mother is forced into a sanitarium and father gets a job as a
traveling salesman. The boy fends for himself in a seedy SRO hotel. The focus is on the boy's relationships with others and
his struggle to survive.
Big budget account of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Released in 1992 to celebrate the 500th anniversary
of the discovery. Shows the disastrous effects the Europeans had on the original inhabitants, and Columbus' struggle to
civilize the New World.
In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin
Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion
falls in love with the Algonquin chief's beautiful daughter underneath the imposing and magnificent mountains. Dread and
death follows them upriver.
This historical war drama represents a serious attempt to reflect the bravery of a group of Civil War soldiers - the 54th
Regiment of Massachusetts - often disregarded by history. They were a troop of free black men who fought foolhardily to help
win liberty for their people. The historical novels ONE GALLANT RUSH by Peter Burchand and LAY THIS LAUREL by Lincoln
Kirstein, as well as the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, served as basis for the film featuring Colonel Shaw (Matthew Broderick)
the officer in the Federal Army who volunteered to lead the 54th. Shaw had to face the prejudices of both the enemy side (the
order was to kill all black commanding officers) and of his own fellow officers.
Tomas is a surgeon, living in Prague. He has a physical relationship with Sabina - but not an emotional one. They are happy
with the situation. Then, Tomas meets a waitress in a station, but leaves. Eventually, she comes to see him in Prague. Will
he go against his 'values' and let himself get emotionally involved?
A biography of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at the age of three was named the Emperor of China, and dies as a gardener at
the Botanical Gardens of Peking. Told in an interesting flashback/flashforward style, we learn of Pu Yi's childhood, the time he
spent imprisoned in the Forbidden City, his term as the emperor of Japans Manchuguo, and his eventual release back to
public life in 1959.
Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is deternimed to take down Al Capone but he learns that it's not going
to be easy, because Capone has the police in his pocket. But Ness meets Jimmy Malone a veteran patrolman and probably
the most honorable one in the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone but Malone warns him that if he goes after
Capone, he is going to war. They recruit academy cadet, George Stone and Treasury agent Oscar Wallace, who is also an
accountant, who wants to prosecute Capone for tax evasion. When they make headway, Capone tries to get them but they are
In 1501, in the Western Europe, in a period when the black plague is jeopardizing the populations, an army of mercenary
peasants leaded by Martin (Rutger Hauer) fights side-by-side with the noble Arnolfini (Fernando Hilbeck) to retrieve his
castle, with the promise of a huge reward. However, the band is betrayed by Arnolfini, and decides to pay him back,
assaulting and stealing a caravan under the command of Arnolfini and his son and student, Steven (Tom Burlinson). In one
of the wagon is traveling the fiancée of Steven, Agnes (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who is accidentally kidnapped and later raped
by the group. Agnes becomes Martin's mate, and the mercenaries decide to invade a castle, without knowing that the army of
Arnolfini is chasing them.
Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist convering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith
Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the Americans forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family
with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble
leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.
The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of
Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his
loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.
When 'Mahatma Gandhi' (qv) first set foot in British India, he had already been to Britain and South Africa, and had created
quite a stir for the betterment of the people. But in India, he realized that he had first to live the life of a peasant to understand
what it is to be an Indian. This resolve will lead him to shed his westerners clothing, and don a simple loincloth, be
subjected to racial slurs from none other than Winston Churchill (Half naked Indian Fakir); Mobilize awareness of local
industry and less dependence on imported clothing and material; the historic dandee march for withdrawal of the salt tax; a
fast unto death to stop the virtual slaughter of British troops by irate Indian mobs; and be imprisoned several times. His
resolve was to work with stalwarts such as Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Sardar Valabhbhai Patel, Professor Gokhale, J.B.
Kripalani, Maulana Azad, and Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru to ensure first of all to get the British to quit India, and then run an
Indian Government under the Congress party.
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish
missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in
Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose
qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is
reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on
to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively.
A promising track star's running career is interrupted by Australia's entrance into World War I. Archy is an excellent candidate
for the Olympics, and coached by his Uncle Jack - "How fast can you run?" "As fast as a leopard!" - he nonetheless
abandons his athletic pursuits in order to do the patriotic thing - join up.
The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are
revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly
inventive means of disposing those who would oppose him, and more.
George and Kathy Lutz, a newly married couple with three children, movie into their beautiful new house in Amityville, New
York, only to discover the house already has demonic inhabitants.
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