Swarthy tale of quiet but menacing threat This is a different kind of thriller, somewhat slow and drawn out, that grows increasingly tense, and is painted on a canvas of inner human struggle, suffering and futile dreams of a better life. While the theme is obviously dark and bittersweet, we somehow end up feeling empathy for the humanity and weakness of our protagonist.
Preeminent New York psychiatrist Dr. Nathan Conrad (Michael Douglas) has a successful Upper West Side practice, a beautiful wife and a charming daughter. But when Nathan's daughter is kidnapped by ruthless thieves, he must somehow unlock a six-digit number locked away in a psychiatric patient's troubled mind. With his daughter's captors watching his every move, Nathan is trapped in a nightmare even he could never have envisioned.
In this noir-flavored drama, Lew (Dominic Purcell) is a man who has moved to a small dusty town hoping to get away from things after his wife dies under mysterious circumstances. One night, Lew overhears a young couple, Ralph (Desmond Harrington) and Isobel (Ali Larter), discussing plans to stage a kidnapping of Ralph's wife, Florence (Gina Gershon), who comes from a wealthy family. Imagining he's found his way into a big score, Lew approaches Ralph and Isobel and tells them they can either cut him in on the plan, or he'll turn them in to the police; however, after Lew and his girlfriend, Rita (Joy Bryant), nab the victim, they begin to suspect that Florence has something up her sleeve. Adding to Lew's presence is the arrival of a stranger (Dwight Yoakam), who claims to have incriminating information about the death of Lew's wife. 2003 Three Way Split Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Clarice Starling, a gutsy FBI trainee haunted by her past, risks her life in an attempt to save a missing woman from certain death. The desperate, deadly search for a killer makes Clarice confront her deepest fears as she must confront and befriend convicted psychopathic serial killer Dr. Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lechter, a monstrous brilliant psychiatrist, who can lead her to the murderer.
In a gym bag. That's how three men (Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe) size up what they've found in the snowy Minnesota woods. They've come across a downed plane with a rotting corpse inside...and over $4 million stuffed inside a duffel bag. Finders, keepers? Maybe. But first they'll need a foolproof plan. So they and the wife (Bridget Fonda) of one of the men start out with a scheme that's perfect in its simplicity...and lethal in its miscalculation of the human heart.
Chloe and daughter Sophia live in a rundown motel on a lonely highway pit stop. As the proprietor of the motel, Chloe is in financial trouble and has quietly allowed a prostitution operation to run on the premises under the supervision of Billy, a corrupt cop whose affection for Chloe is unrequited. One night, Topo (Bryan Cranston), a nearly blind career criminal, and his driver stop over at the motel while en route to deliver cash to an unknown boss. An accident causes Topo to lose his driver, and their car is taken to the police impound with the money still inside. Robbed of his money and his surrogate set of eyes, Topo takes Chloe and Sophia hostage, and forces Chloe to be his new driver and guide, using Sophia as collateral. They set out after Billy, who has stolen the money from the impounded car. Attempting to save her daughter and capitalize on the situation, Chloe strikes a deal with Topo to split the cash, hoping to use her share of the money to escape to a better life. But soon she gets in over her head, and a series of double-crosses leaves a cloud of mayhem in this story about desperation and survival.
Scripter Jeb Stuart (Die Hard) made his directorial debut with this thriller about an FBI agent in pursuit of a serial killer. Politically ambitious Amarillo police chief Jack McGinnis (William Fichtner) uses a local murder to gain votes in his campaign, a setback for Sheriff Buck Olmstead (R. Lee Ermey), up for re-election. The situation looks better for Olmstead after FBI agent Frank LaCrosse (Dennis Quaid) arrives to track the killer. LaCrosse has a personal agenda: he's convinced this killer is the man who kidnapped his son. Meanwhile, ex-medical student Lane Dixon (Jared Leto), hitchhiking across New Mexico, gets a lift from friendly Bob Goodall (Danny Glover), a former rail worker who later rescues Dixon from menacing miners in a bar. Red herrings throughout conceal the true identity of the killer. Some scenes were filmed at an altitude of 10,000 feet in Red Cliff, Colorado. Working titles include: Going West in America, Going West. Shown at the 1997 Denver Film Festival.
Academy Award® winning director MARTIN SCORSESE once again teams up with LEONARDO DICAPRIO in this spine-chilling thriller that critics say sizzles with so much suspense that it's hot to the touch. When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Teddy uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island he learns there are some places that never let you go.
Set in the rugged Pacific Northwest, a logger (Anthony Hopkins) still grieving over the loss of his daughter comes to the aid of a young woman (Julia Stiles), who is being harassed by a local crime lord, and helps hunt down her stalker (Ray Liotta).
Written and directed by Emmy Award nominee John Sacret Young (The West Wing), Deceit stars Marlo Thomas as Ellen McCarthy, who, following the disappearance of her husband, Grove (William Devane), sets about reassembling her life and those of her children, 16-year-old Katie (Emily Barclay) and 9-year-old Josh (Louis Corbett). At the family's comfortable Connecticut home, Ellen learns of debts that have left her with virtually nothing, and of a million-dollar check written against the company just before Grove vanished. The appearance of a suspicious "friend" of Grove (Brett Cullen) only adds to the mystery. As police detectives home in on the facts, it appears murder, suicide, blackmail, and a sordid affair will just be the beginning as the truth finally comes to light. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED 2004 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
From the creators of You're Next comes The Guest, a pulse-pounding thriller starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Maika Monroe (Labor Day). Recently discharged from the Army, David Collins (Stevens) unexpectedly shows up on the Petersons' doorstep, claiming to be their late son's best friend. Welcomed into their home, the well-mannered stranger becomes part of the family until a shocking wave of violence raises daughter Anna's (Monroe) suspicions that the mysterious ex-soldier is not quite what he seems. Smart and suspenseful, The Guest is an action-packed blast that critics are calling "impossibly cool." (Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria).