A top US Air Force fighter pilot decides that his call sign of Black Angel means that he’s a messenger of God. Freely committing murders as he goes, he steals a nuclear weapon and his plane. Taking a family hostage to help him, he works on bypassing the bomb’s security lockouts so he can use it on the most sinful of American cities.
Firecracker / Naked Fist (1981) Cirio H. Santiago, Jillian Kesner, Darby Hinton, Rey Malonzo, Action, Drama, Thriller
Martial arts expert Susanne arrives in the Philippines in search of her missing sister. After a little homework, she infiltrates an dope peddling organization and falls for the mob’s top ass-kicker, only to find out her sister isn’t missing, but dead, and her new beau’s behind it! Revenge is sweet in this Cirio Santiago film with a surprising amount of brutal impalements, not to mention a buzzsaw to the face and some sexy knife action. Our girl Susanne gets attacked at the worst times, too. She fights a group of thugs in her underwear TWICE, eventually going topless with her fists of fury still a-flyin’!
Mayor Stiles’ daughter Donna is killed the night after a lousy date with the shy Mitch. Of course this makes him the main suspect. When Mitch gets free on bail, Styles hires ex-cop Mace to follow him. Mace learns immediately that someone’s after Mitch’s life – and after his and prostitute Sarah’s too, as soon as they’re seen together. Unfortunately it’s a cop who’s after them, murdering witnesses and faking evidence against Mace. So Sarah has to give her best to soothe the pain of being accused while innocent.
From Beijing With Love / Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat (1994) Stephen Chow, Anita Yuen, Pauline Chan, Action, Comedy, Thriller
After a giant dinosaur skull is stolen, the head of the Chinese secret police decides to assign the case to the force’s most incompetent reject: a rural butcher who stands around all day drinking martinis (shaken, not stirred). With a trunkload of insanely useless gadgets and a contact who constantly tries to kill him, the young agent must locate the skull and find out just what is going on here.
Body Fever (1969) Ray Dennis Steckler, Carolyn Brandt, Bernard Fein, Gary Kent, Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Racketeer (1929) Howard Higgin, Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tough mobster Mahlon Keane practically runs crime in New York City. He meets broke ex-society girl Rhoda Philbrooke at a society fundraiser and helps her cheat her way to some winnings in poker. Rhoda needs the money to help nurse broken alcoholic concert violinist Tony Vaughan back to health.
The Dead Zone (1983) David Cronenberg, Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a ‘gift’ at first, but ends up causing problems…
Hodet over vannet / Head Above Water (1993) Nils Gaup, Lene Elise Bergum, Svein Roger Karlsen, Morten Abel, Comedy, Thriller
Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip. Then her former lover, Gaute, drops by unexpectedly. Drunk, he sleeps in the double bed. Lene sleeps on the couch and wakes up when the men come back. She tries to wake Gaute, but then discovers that he’s dead.
A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last surviving member is given “The Lion’s Chance” by the tribal leader to be hunted down by a party of tribal warriors. Naked and weaponless he is set loose, the hunters hot on his heels, beginning a life-or-death hunt through wild Africa.
Something to Remind Me / Toter Mann (2001) Christian Petzold, Nina Hoss, André Hennicke, Sven Pippig, Drama, Thriller
Middle-aged lawyer Thomas assists Leyla, an attractive blonde, when she drops her things at the pool. After their paths keep crossing, he picks up the courage to ask her out for a date. Somewhat to his surprise she agrees, but arrives late, just as the restaurant is closing. They go back to his apartment for an impromptu pizza and, after a few drinks, she falls asleep on the couch.