Screen icons Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner are Team Daedalus.
They were the bravest, boldest and fastest test pilots, ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space when they were cruelly pushed aside and a chimpanzee got the honour. The team returned, but the dream of going into space never died. Now, over four decades later, Team Daedalus is back in action and the dream is alive. When an ageing Russian satellite suffers a systems failure that could be catastrophic, there is only one team who can save the day. Space Cowboys is a tale of grit, guts and glory, as the maverick astronauts finally get the chance to go into space.
Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is a slightly cynical veteran prison guard on death row in the 1930’s. His faith, and sanity, deteriorated by watching men live and die, Edgecomb is about to have a complete turn around in attitude. Enter John Coffey (Oscar nominated Michael Clarke Duncan).
He’s eight feet tall. He has hands the size of waffle irons. He’s been accused of the murder of two children… and he’s afraid to sleep in a cell without a night-light. And Edgecomb, as well as the other prison guards – Brutus, a sympathetic guard, and Percy, a stuck-up, perverse, and violent person, are in for a strange experience that involves intelligent mice, brutal executions, and the revelation about Coffey’s innocence and his true identity. This Academy Award nominated tale is the second collaboration from the writer (Stephen King) and the director of Shawshank Redemption.
Director Curtis Hanson and a terrific cast serve up a thrilling tale of police corruption and Hollywood glamour in this film of James Ellroy’s novel.
Three cops (Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce), a call girl (Kim Basinger), a mysterious millionaire (David Strathairn), a tabloid journalist (Danny DeVito) and the Chief of Detectives (James Cromwell) fuel a plot rife with mystery, ambition, romance and humour. The film captured 1998 Academy Awards® for Best Supporting Actress (Basinger) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson).