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High Spirits (1988) Neil Jordan, Peter O’Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

High Spirits (1988)
When Peter Plunkett’s Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the ‘Yanks’ by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive – along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon’s father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she’s hoping to debunk the ghosts. Jack, on the other hand, after meeting pretty ghost Mary, is very eager to believe. Can there be love between a human and ghost? Jack and Mary are going to try and find out.
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Phantoms (1998) Joe Chappelle, Peter O’Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Phantoms (1998)
The resort town of Snowfield, Colo., is under attack by an evil spirit that almost wipes out the entire population, possessing a number of those it kills. As the locals continue to fall victim to the demonic presence, it’s up to Sheriff Bryce Hammond (Ben Affleck) to lead the response. He’s helped by FBI-employed academic Dr. Timothy Flyte (Peter O’Toole), Deputy Stu Wargle (Liev Schreiber), local doctor Jennifer Pailey (Joanna Going) and her visiting sister, Lisa (Rose McGowan).
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Kim (1984) John Davies, Peter O’Toole, Bryan Brown, John Rhys-Davies, Adventure, Drama, Family

Kim (1984)
Rudyard Kipling’s exciting tale of adventure and intrigue in colonial India is brilliantly brought to the screen. Peter O’Toole stars as the Lama, a Tibetan holy man who befriends the mischievous, free-spirited orphan Kim and takes him on a mystical journey. When the British Secret Service’s Mahbub Ali (Bryan Brown, The Thorn Birds) recruits Kim as a spy, the boy must use all his cunning to foil a plot to overthrow the British regime. Torn between two cultures and two very different mentors, Kim embarks on the ultimate journey – to find himself.
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The Stunt Man (1980) Richard Rush, Peter O’Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller

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While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O’Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The mixture of real danger and fantasy of the movie is an interesting twist for the viewer as the two blend in individual scenes.
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How to Steal a Million (1966) William Wyler, Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach, Comedy, Crime, Romance

How to Steal a Million (William Wyler, 1966)
Nicole’s father, a legendary art collector, lends his prized Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. Unfortunately, the Venus was *not* sculpted by Cellini but by Nicole’s grandfather. (Her father is a forger as well, but his specialty is paintings.) Before tests can be done which would prove the Venus a fake, Nicole enlists the services of “society burglar” Simon Demott to steal the million dollar statue.
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Club Paradise (1986) Harold Ramis, Robin Williams, Peter O’Toole, Rick Moranis

Club Paradise (1986)
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort, Ernest Reed. Greedy developers are schemeing to wrest Reed’s coveted beach front property from him for non-payment of taxes. Jack comes to Ernest’s rescue, and together they renovate and reopen the resort catering to affluent Americans. The film follows the zany exploits of the proprietors, guests and various colorful island denizans, as they break in the new “Club Paradise”.
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The Night of the Generals (1967) Anatole Litvak, Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay

The Night of the Generals (1967)
In 1942, in Warsaw, a Polish prostitute is murdered in a sadistic way. Major Grau, a man from German Intelligence who believes in justice, is in charge of the investigation. An eyewitness saw a German general leaving the building after a scream of the victim. A further investigation shows that three generals do not have any alibi for that night: General Tanz, Maj. Gen. Klus Kahlenberge and General von Seidlitz-Gabler. They three avoid a direct contact with Major Grau and become potential suspects. As far as Major Grau gets close to them, he is promoted and sent to Paris. In 1944, in Paris, this quartet is reunited and Major Grau continues his investigation. Meanwhile, a plan for killing Hitler is plotted by his high command; a romance between Ulrike von Seydlitz-Gabler and Lance Cpl. Kurt Hartmann is happening and Insp. Morand is helping Major Grau in his investigation. The story ends in 1965, in Hamburg, with another similar crime.
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