Tommy (James Marsden) returns to his tough Philadelphia neighborhood after serving in Desert Storm. Facing hard time for some trouble he caused in the service, Tommy is offered a deal by the FBI. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself mixed up with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier. Directed by Robert Moresco. With Giovanni Ribisi, Brian Dennehy, Dennis Hopper and Piper Perabo. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
10th & Wolf
Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager (Apti Magamaev) who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather. While all signs point to the boy being the killer, one juror (Sergei Makovetsky) votes for aquittal. With the knowledge that they hold a life in their hands, the jurors review every detail of the case to see if they can come to a unanimous decision. Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov. With Mikhail Yefremov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuriy Stoyanov, Sergei Gazarov, Valentin Gaft, Mikhail Yefremov, Aleksey Gorbunov, Sergei Artsybashev, Viktor Verzhbitsky and Roman Madyanov. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War, Foreign Film. Year: 2007.
After the defense and prosecution have rested, the jury files into the jury room to deliberate on what seems to be an open and shut murder case. But, one dissenting juror (Henry Fonda) slowly tries to convince the others that the case is not as clear as it seemed in court. As they discuss the murder case, the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other come to light. Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Martin Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman and Jack Warden. Categories: Drama, Crime. Year: 1957.
12 Angry Men
After finding a set of instructions intended for someone else, the normally unadventurous Sebastian (George Babluani) decides to follow them, even though he's not sure where they will lead. Trailed by policeman, Sabastian eventually makes it to his destination and finds himself in the middle of an sinister underground society where men bet on the lives of other men. Directed by Géla Babluani. With Pascal Bongard, Aurélien Recoing, Fred Ulysse and Nicolas Pignon. Categories: Crime, Thriller, Foreign Film. Year: 2005.
Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts) is forced to suffer the loss of her husband Michael (Danny Huston) and their two daughters, killed in a hit-and-run by born-again ex-con Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro). Paul Rivers (Sean Penn), a college professor dying of heart failure, becomes the recipient of Michael's transplanted heart and is drawn to Cristina out of the debt of life he owes to her husband. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Categories: Drama, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2003.
In this tense drama based on the Elmore Leonard bestseller, Russell Crowe stars as a dangerous outlaw who must be transported from one jail to another. Christian Bale is a poor but honest farmer, desperate for money to pay for medical care for his younger son. So the farmer accepts the assignment to escort the outlaw from jail to a train that will take him to another state. The farmer is also motivated by a desire to impress his older son (Ben Foster), who is attracted to the outlaw life. Peter Fonda plays a former gunslinger who helps the farmer. Directed by James Mangold. With Logan Lerman and Dallas Roberts. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Western. Year: 2007.
3:10 to Yuma
On the eve of serial killer Jon Forster's execution, Dr. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino), the forensic psychiatrist who influenced the jury to send Forster to death row, receives a phone call stating that he has eighty-eight minutes to live. While Gramm tries to track down possible suspects, a copycat killer strikes in Seattle using Forster's same twisted methods. To save his life and prevent himself from being framed for murder, Gramm will need to use all of his skills and years of training, along with the help of his ex-wife (Amy Brenneman), his assistant (Alicia Witt) and an FBI agent (William Forsythe). Directed by Jon Avnet. With Leelee Sobieski and Benjamin McKenzie. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Tired of struggling for success, Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi) and Pip (Adam Sandler), the three members of the rock bank The Lone Rangers, decide to break into a local radio station to have their demo played. When their plan backfires and their demo is accidentally destroyed, the band panics and takes the station hostage with a bunch of water guns. With the police outside, Chazz and his friends find an unlikely ally in Ian (Joe Mantegna), a popular DJ, and eventually a hoard of rock fans descend on the station, demanding to hear the band's music. Directed by: Michael Lehmann. With: Chris Farley, Michael McKean, Judd Nelson, Ernie Hudson, David Arquette, Reg E. Cathey and Michael Richards. Category: Comedy, Music, Crime. Year: 1994.
In the L.A. suburbs, Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his friends live a privileged life with too much time and too much money. But, when their initiation of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies gets out of control, Johnny and his friend Frankie (Justin Timberlake) realize that sooner or later they'll have to face the consequences of their actions. Based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, one of the youngest men to ever be put on the FBI's most wanted list. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With Anton Yelchin, Ben Foster, Sharon Stone, Lukas Haas and Bruce Willis. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2006.
After the death of the top gangster in Harlem, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), the man's former driver, moves into a position of great power in the drug market. Striking a deal with a Thai general, Lucas is able to smuggle heroin in the coffins of soldiers who died in Vietnam and makes a fortune. But, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), a NJ detective with close ties to the streets, aims to bring Lucas down after he is put in charge of a drug trafficking task force. With Roberts bearing down on him, Lucas must do everything he can to stay on top, including dealing with the Italian mafia and corrupt NYPD officers. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Armand Assante and T.I.. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) is transformed into the hateful, charismatic leader of a local white power movement following his father's death. Seeking retribution and burning with rage, Derek commits a brutal murder and is sent to prison. Upon his release three years later, a changed Derek, who is ashamed of his former ultra-racist self, returns home to find that his younger brother (Edward Furlong) has followed in his footsteps. Directed by Tony Kaye. With Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould, William Russ and Ethan Suplee. Categories: Drama, Crime. Year: 1998.
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