You'll wish it were only a nightmare...
You'll wish it were only a nightmare...
Phoenix cop Ben Shockley’s dream of breaking “the big case” has faded over time. His assignment to escort from Las Vegas “a nothing witness for a nothing trial” seems like just another meaningless exercise. Until the fireworks start.
Clint Eastwood runs The Gauntlet into an explosive movie embodying its title with a vengeance. The witness is a hardened hooker (Sondra Locke) whom everyone — including Vegas oddsmakers — wants dead. Trapped between both sides of the law, the two must survive an obstacle course of raging gunfire, blazing cars, swooping helicopters, murderous ambushes, crazed bikers and crooked police. Building to a ferocious finale that shoots an armoured bus to smithereens with more than 8,000 bullets, The Gauntlet is a trip you can’t miss.
When Detective Harry Callahan stops a liquor store hostage standoff in his own no-nonsense way, he gets busted back to personnel. But not for long. When terrorists rob an arms warehouse and go on a bloody extortion spree, San Francisco’s leaders quickly seek out Callahan – The Enforcer.
Clint Eastwood returns for his third Callahan caper, joined this time by a new partner, Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore, who has two jobs: tracking down the terrorists – and winning Harry’s confidence. Stoked with brisk humour, hard-hitting mayhem and the high-impact team of Eastwood and Daly, this exciting outing carves another winning notch in the handle of Harry’s .44 magnum.
On a hot Brooklyn afternoon, two optimistic nobodies set out to rob a bank. Sonny (Al Pacino) is the mastermind, Sal (John Cazale) is the follower and disaster is the result. Because the cops, crowds, TV cameras and even the pizza man have arrived.
Pacino and director Sidney Lumet (collaborators on Serpico) reteam for this boisterous comedy thriller that earned six Academy Award® nominations (including Best Picture) and won an Oscar® for Frank Pierson’s streetwise screenplay.
Celebrate martial arts legend Bruce Lee’s final film. Sent to an exotic island by his government, a spy (Lee) competes in a deadly tournament by day and infiltrates a ruthless crime lord’s illegal drug operation by night.
With plot twists, exquisite cinematography and bone – crushing fight scenes choreographed by Lee himself. Enter the Dragon remains cinema’s most influential martial arts action film.
Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox play “weekend warriors” who set off in two canoes down a mystery-laden Georgia river – and discover a wilderness of terror. Director John Boorman (Excalibur, Hope and Glory) sets them – and viewers – on the knife-edge of survival.
Adapted by James Dickey from his novel and nominated for three Academy Awards® including Best Picture, this “absolutely first-rate piece of moviemaking” (Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times) draws us in with the irresistible force of a raging current.
Before the night is out, the star witness for an important trial lies dying and Detective Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) won’t rest until the shooters – and the kingpin behind them – are nailed.
From the opening shot to the closing shootout, Bullitt crackles with authenticity: San Francisco locations, crisp dialogue and to-the-letter police, hospital and morgue procedures. An Oscar® winner for Best Film Editing (1969), this edgy thriller features on of cinema history’s most memorable car chases. Buckle up for the unbeatable action.
Professional photographer Thomas saw nothing. And he saw everything. Enlargements of pictures he secretly took of a romantic couple in the park reveal a murder in progress. Or do they?
Winner of 1966 Best Picture and Director Awards from the then-new National Society of Film Critics, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-up is an influential, stylish study of paranoid intrigue and disorientation. It is also a time capsule of mod London, a mindscape of the era’s fashions, free love, parties, music (Herbie Hancock wrote the score and The Yardbirds riff at a club) and hip langour. David Hemmings plays the jaded photographer enlivened by the mystery in his photos. Vanessa Redgrave is the elusive woman pictured in them. And the enigma of what you see, what you don’t see and what the camera sees is yours to solve.
Cary Grant is the screen’s supreme man-on-the-run in his fourth and final teaming with Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock.
He plays a Manhattan adman plunged into a realm of spy (James Mason) and counterspy (Eva Marie Saint) and variously abducted, framed for murder, chased, and in a signature set-piece, crop-dusted. He also hangs for dear life from the facial features of Mount Rushmore’s Presidents. Savour one of Hollywood’s most enjoyable thrillers ever in this State-of-the-Art Restoration: its Renewed Picture Vitality will leave you just as breathless as the chase itself.
The sign outside the roadside diner says “Man Wanted.” Drifter Frank Chambers knows the sign has more than one meaning when he eyes pouty, luminous Cora, the much-younger bride of the diner’s proprietor.
Based on the same-titled novel by James M. Cain (Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce), this quintessential film-noir classic combines studio-system gloss with Cain’s hard-bitten tale of murderous attractions. John Garfield and Lana Turner give career-benchmark performances as Frank and Cora, illicit lovers who botch a first attempt to bump off Cora’s hubby, pull it off, betray each other at trial and yet wriggle free. But their volatile tale does not end there. As the film’s metaphorical title indicates, fate is sure to ring again.