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Showing posts with label 1993. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1993. Show all posts

Friday, December 2, 2016

Taking the Heat (1993, TV Movie)


New Yorker Micheal Norell suddenly finds himself hunted by both hit men and police after he witnesses a brutal murder committed by a crime kingpin. Now only a beautiful detective can get him to court alive and convince him to testify against the mobster.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Father & Son: Dangerous Relations [a.k.a. On The Streets of L.A.] (1993)

Leonard Clay (Louis Gossett Jr.) is serving a long prison sentence in a Los Angeles prison. He finds out a recently transferred inmate Jared Williams (Blair Underwood) is his son. Jared is set to be paroled, but the parole committee is concerned that Jared will go back to his old ways. The committee paroles Leonard with Jared and they are to live in a halfway house together. While working as a mechanic, Leonard meets Yvonne (Rae Dawn Chong) and they begin a relationship, but Jared reunites with his old gang members that set off a chain of events that could cost him his life.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Demolition Man (1993)

  • Wesley Snipes
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Sandra Bullock
Frozen in 1996, Phoenix, a convicted killer is "thawed" out for parole well into the 21st century. Revived into a crime free society, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. Spartan, the cop who captured Phoenix in 1996 has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he didn't commit. In desperation they turn to Spartan to help recapture Phoenix.

I simply love the way the future is portrayed in this film, it is a wonderfully satirical crime free environment where the humans have become ultra-placid geeks under the new regime. Sandra Bullock and Nigel Hawthorne are the two main police-persons that we see and they are brilliantly funny in their performances.

Demolition man is as funny as it is action packed and although it's pretty shallow, it is still great fun to watch.