Drama | History | Thriller
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Gary Oldman Kevin Bacon Kevin Costner Tommy Lee Jones Joe Pesci Donald Sutherland Martin Sheen Pruitt Taylor Vince Michael Rooker John Candy Laurie Metcalf Sissy Spacek Jack Lemmon Edward Asner Walter Matthau
Details the actions of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who takes it upon himself to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, in 1963. Garrison is extremely suspicious of the official story presented by the FBI, and what he already knows and what he subsequently learns lead him to suspect that there is more to the story than the public is being told.
(source: Written by Murray Chapman - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102138/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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142 min - Drama | Family | History
Director: Peter H. Hunt
Actors: Blythe Danner William Daniels John Myhers James Noble Roy Poole John Holland Donald Madden David Ford Ron Holgate Ray Middleton William Hansen Virginia Vestoff Emory Bass Ralston Hill Patrick Hines
The film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name. In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single "nay" vote will forever end the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.
(source: Written by Dave Heston - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068156/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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105 min - Drama | History | War
Director: Peter Webber
Actors: Matthew Fox Tommy Lee Jones Eriko Hatsune Toshiyuki Nishida Masayoshi Haneda
A story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers (Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal? Interwoven is the story of Fellers' love affair with Aya, a Japanese exchange student he had met years previously in the U.S. Memories of Aya and his quest to find her in the ravaged post-war landscape help Fellers to discover both his wisdom and his humanity and enable him to come to the momentous decision that changed the course of history and the future of two nations.
(source: Written by Production - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2103264/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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Gandhi, My Father (2007)
136 min - Biography | Drama | History
Director: Feroz Abbas Khan
Actors: Ilanit Shapiro Shefali Shetty Bhoomika Chawla Akhil Mishra Prashant Tate Bomie E. Dotiwala Mahesh Thakur Mithilesh Chaturvedi Gregg Viljoen Sarvesh Harsh Virang Promod Ghosh Sudipto Balav Rustom Irani
Gandhi My Father paints the picture of Gandhi's intricate, complex, and strained relationship with son Harilal Gandhi. From the onset, the two had dreams in opposite directions. Harilal wanted to study abroad and become a barrister like his father, while Gandhi hoped that his son would join him and fight for his ideals and causes.
When Gandhi doesn’t give Harilal the opportunity to study abroad, it comes as a huge and almost unforgivable blow to Hari. He decides to abandon his father’s vision and leaves South Africa for India where he joins his wife Gulab (Bhoomika Chawla) and kids. He goes back to school to earn his diploma but fails three times in a row and ends in a financial dump. Each of his schemes to make money falls through and he ends up building a horrible reputation for himself, all the while tarnishing his father’s name. Sick of his failure, Gulab returns to her parent’s house with the kids and Hari stumbles and eventually falls. He turns to alcohol for solace and shuffles back and forth between Hinduism and Islam, in a never-ending search for peace. With political tension heating up, the rift between Gandhi and his eldest son grows until it’s beyond repair. This is the story of a man who lived in the enormous shadow of his father, striving to discover his identity.
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A Field in England (2013)
Drama | History | Thriller
Director: Ben Wheatley
Actors: Michael Smiley Julian Barratt Reece Shearsmith Peter Ferdinando Ryan Pope Richard Glover Sara Dee
Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lay behind, they are ambushed by two dangerous men and made to search the field. Psychedelia, madness and chaotic forces slowly overtake the group as they question what treasure lies within the malignant field.
(source: Written by jessgiostan - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375574/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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101 min - Drama | Family | History
Director: Annette Haywood-Carter
Actors: Jim Caviezel Jaimie Alexander Sam Shepard Hal Holbrook Chiwetel Ejiofor Jack McBrayer Geoff McKnight Clay Chappell Chris Corporandy Jimmy Hager Michael R. Long Simone Griffeth Bradley Whitford Chip Lane Stratton Leopold
SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his loyal friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.
(source: Written by Anonymous - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1797487/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
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