Following the death of her husband, Charles, 'Reggie' soon realises that he led a double life when she becomes the target of a ruthless gang. Assisted by the mysterious Joshua Peters, and US government agent Mr Bartholomew, Reggie gets closer to the secret life of her husband. The clock is ticking, with nowhere to run and no one to trust, Reggie must find the truth. The Truth About Charlie.
September 26th 1983 - the cold war-era Soviet missile detection system flags five incoming missiles from the United States. Protocol dictates an immediate response, and the firing of retaliatory nuclear warheads, before it is too late. "The Man Who Saved the World" is the astonishing true story of Lt. Colonel Stanislav E. Petrov, the man, who, for a few short minutes, held the fate of the world in his hands, as he decided whether to authorise a Soviet strike back, or to follow his instinct and wait, risking the wrath of his superiors, and the future of his nation... Ten years in the making, it is the remarkable story of an everyman hero, and the amazing secret Petrov kept to himself for more than a decade. He humbly asserts he was merely "in the right place at the right time", but, this film demonstrates that rarely has a single decision made by one man had such a profound effect on the modern world.
A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), 'Patton' is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of its Oscars went to George C. Scott for this triumphant portrayal of George Patton, the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and flamboyant, Patton designed his own uniforms, sported ivory-handled six-shooters, and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He outmaneuvered Rommel in Africa, and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was as rebellious as well as brilliant, and as 'Patton' shows with insight and poignancy, his own volatile personality was one enemy he could never defeat.
In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum security prisoner-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history-brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.
Zulu is one of the great movies, an epic adventure of courage in the face of incredible odds. Based on a true story it tells the amazing tale of 100 British soldiers who stood fast against an overwhelming force of 4000 of the Zulu nation's mightiest warriors in the defence of Rorkes Drift in 1879. Set amongst the stunning South African scenery, Zulu is a landmark action film and a fitting tribute to some of the most magnificent acts of heroism in the history of warfare. Michael Caine's role as the arrogant but courageous Lt. Bromhead brought him international fame, and there are powerful performances from other great British actors including Stanley Baker and Jack Hawkins.
Spring, 1958. 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle (Deborah Francois) is living in a sleepy French village with her widower father. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, it seems her destiny is to spend the rest of her days as a bored rural housewife.
But Rose wants more from life. Travelling to Normandy, she meets Louis Echard (Romain Duris), the dashing boss of an insurance agency who's hiring a secretary. The interview is a disaster, but Rose reveals a special gift - she can type at an extraordinary speed! Unwittingly, she awakes the dormant sports fan in Louis, who enters her into a national speed typing competition. As he coaches her, they both discover that the road to success can take some romantic turns...
Set in a remote monastery in Northern Russia, Pavel Longuine's acclaimed film tells the story of Father Anatoly (Pyotr Mamonov) whose bizarre conduct confuses and intrigues the rest of the order. Whilst some believe he has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future, Anatoly himself is in spiritual crisis, consumed with guilt and remorse over a terrible event from his past. Stunningly photographed and wonderfully acted by former rock musician Mamonov, 'The Island' is a haunting tale of faith and salvation.
His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won't - or can't - conform to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. It recalls other hallmark Newman performances: Luke is The Hustler without a dream of victory, Harper without a moral mission, Hud without a father to defy. A cast of fine character actors, including George Kennedy in his Academy Award-winning role of Dragline, gives Newman solid support as fellow prisoners. And Strother Martin is the Captain who taunts Luke with the famous line, "What we've got here is...failure to communicate." No failure here. With rich humour and vibrant storytelling power, Cool Hand Luke succeeds resoundingly.
In this sweeping epic that swings from high comedy to drama, Dustin Hoffman gives a "virtuoso performance" (Hollywood Reporter) as the 121-year-old sole survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Narrating his colorful life story, he tells about everything from his adoption by Cheyenne Indians to his marriages and friendship with Wild Bill Hickok. His tall tales indicate he just may be one of the biggest liars who roamed' the West.
In 1973 Frank Spencer made his first appearance on our screens. Enjoy again his greatest disasters, in this collection of classic episode.
- The Raf Reunion
- Father's Clinic
- Moving House
- King of the Road
A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barrelling down on a city and only two men can stop It: a veteran engineer (Danzel Washington), and a young conductor (Chris Pine). Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to chase down one million tons of hurtling steel and prevent an epic disaster.
Man has split the atom and ushered in a new era. But how could he know he would also create Them!? A landmark movie about giant radiation-mutated ants that gets better with age and boasts remarkable Academy Award - nominated special effects. Starring James Whitmore, James Arness and Edmund Gwenn, Them! begins in New Mexico with a child wondering in shock, a ransacked general store - and a battered corpse full of enough formic acid to kill 20 men. It ends with an epic struggle in the 700 miles of storm drains under Los Angeles, where the insect hordes are beaten. But they're not conquered because they spawned a generation of films about radioactive creatures. Some approximate the terror but few have equaled the artistry of Them!
In America, can a man be guilty until proven innocent? Suppose you picked up this morning's newspaper and your life was a front page headline... and everything they said was accurate but not true. This is the dilemma that must be faced in this timely drama about the incredible power of the press. Michael Gallagher (Paul Newman) reads in the paper that he is the subject of a criminal investigation. Suddenly, everything he has ever worked for is in jeopardy. He confronts the author, Megan Carter (Sally Field), a relentless investigative reporter. Together they learn that the story was purposely leaked to Carter as part of a plot by the chief investigator. Gallagher's life hangs in the balance as he and Carter try to uncover the truth.
One of the most popular movie musicals ever made, 'Funny Girl' follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice - a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings down the house with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include 'Don't Rain On My Parade' and the Streisand classic 'People'.