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Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes Aguirre, wrath of God /
PN1997.A35 1991
A band of Spanish conquistadors led by Aguirre, self-styled "Wrath of God," go up the Amazon in search of gold, but Aguirre's megalomania turns the expedition into a death trip.
Alfred Hitchcock's rear window
PN1997.R365 2001
As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
Animal farm
PN1997.A53 1980
An animated adaptation of Orwell's political satire. When the barnyard animals assume leadership of a prosperous farm, they learn that "some animals are more equal than others."
PN1997.A873 1996
An info-highway thief is swept into a battle between two hitmen, in a world where what counts is not who makes the first move, but who survives the last.
PN1997.B377 1997
In 1981 Jean Michel Basquiat, a nineteen-year-old unknown graffiti writer, takes the New York art world by storm.
PN1997.B546 1994
Thriller about a blind musician who regains her sight only to witness a murder. Because her restored vision is blurred the police are reluctant to believe her- all, that is, but a handsome detective.
Blue Thunder
PN1997.B5488 1989
Chosen to test Blue Thunder, Frank Murphy is amazed by the capabilities of the high-speed, high-tech chopper. It can see through walls, record a whisper or level a city block. Distrusting the military mentality behind Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner learn the remarkable craft is slated for use as the ultimate weapon in surveillance and crowd control.
Blues Brothers, The
PN1997.B54889 1986
Comedy featuring musical performances by various blues artists in which an ex-convict and his friend raise money for an orphanage.
Bob Roberts a documentary by Terry Manchester /
PN1997.B618 1993
A satirical comedy in which a radical folksinger turned senatorial candidate blends singing, music videos and scandal on the campaign trail.
Body heat
PN1997.B619 1986
A likable, unambitious lawyer and his siren-like lover plot to kill her wealthy husband.
Bodyguard, The
PN1997.B624 1993
In her spectacular film debut, Houston plays Rachel Marron, a music/movie superstar at her peak. Fans want to see her, hear her, touch her. But one wants to kill her - and that's where security expert Frank Farmer (Costner) comes in. Farmer is a professional who never lets his guard down. Rachel's glamorous life often puts her at risk. Each expects to be in charge. What they don't expect is to fall in love.
Breaking the waves
PN1997.B738 1996
Bess gets married -- Life with Jan -- Life alone -- Jan's illness -- Doubt -- Faith -- Bess' sacrifice -- Epilogue: the funeral.
Believing that her prayers to God to bring her husband home from his job on an offshore oil rig caused an accident that left him paralyzed, a pious, young Scottish woman, tragically, submits to his wish that she take on other lovers, convinced that this will aid in his recovery.
Bronx tale, A
PN1997.B76 1994
A hard-working bus driver must stand up to the local mob boss if he is to keep his son from falling into a life of crime.
Brothers McMullen, The
PN1997.B77 1996
"After their good-for-nothing father dies and their mother leaves to be with the man she really loves, brothers Jack, Barry and Patrick are left with only each other as they struggle with their relationships. Married Jack is tempted to have an affair; Patrick isn't sure his fiancee is 'the one'; and Barry can't deal with the fact that he is actually falling in love."--Container.
Film version of the classic opera, with Migenes-Johnson as Carmen who seduces and then spurns the young army corporal played by Domingo.
Chamber, The
PN1997.C4415 1997
Adam Hall is an idealistic young attorney who takes on the death row clemency case of his one-time Klansman grandfather, Sam Cayhall. With just 28 days before the execution, Adam sets out to retrace the events leading to the crime for which Sam was convicted. As the impending death sentence looms closer, Adam works quickly to uncover the family's history for any hidden clues. In a white-knuckle series of twists and turns, Adam discovers deceptions and dark secrets that ultimately lead him to the startling truth.
Circle of friends
PN1997.C4863 1995
Set in Ireland, this is the story of three girls who were friends when growing up. They are reunited in college, and renew their bonds. The central figure is Benny, a big girl with dreams, who sets her cap for the brightest and handsomest boy on campus.
City lights : a comedy romance in pantomime /
PN1997.C58 1992
A tramp wins the love of a blind flower girl and attempts to obtain money from a millionaire to help her regain her sight.
Crossing guard
PN1997.C877 1996
For six agonizing years, Freddy Gale has waited for John Booth, the man jailed for a crime that destroyed Freddy's life. Now, Booth is out of prison and Freddy's giving him three days before he even the score.
Dante's peak
PN1997.D376 1997
A long-dormant volcano erupts, threatening the residents of a small town.
Dead Poets Society
PN1997.D38 1992
An English professor, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest--changing their lives forever.
Doll's house, A
PN1997.D6455 1983
Nora is a woman who is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. After she marries, she becomes frustrated and realizes that under the dominance of her husband, she will never have an ident
Fuenteovejuna de Lope de Vega
PQ6439.F75 1993
Drama about the 15th century peasant uprising in Fuenteovejuna. This is a film based on the play by Spanish playwright Lope de Vega. The play is believed to have been written between 1612 and 1614 and was based on an actual historical incident.
Great Santini, The
PN1997.G7328 1991
Explores the relationship between a career military officer and his family.
Hairy ape, The
PN1997.H23 1996
A rough ship's mate falls for a woman who uses him in her conquest of other men.
PN1997.H35 1990
PN1997.H35 1988
Performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
House made of dawn
PN1997.H678 1996
An outcast native American who experiences mystical visions of his ancestors must search for himself.
Indecent proposal
PN1997.I534 1993
A husband and wife can end their financial worries by accepting the offer of a billionaire to pay a million dollars in exchange for one night with the wife, but if they do, can their marriage survive?
Jack London's The call of the wild : dog of the Yukon /
PN1997.C35 1998
A dog is kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation.
PN1997.J38 1997
A man-eating shark causes havoc off the Long Island coast and three men join together to hunt and destroy it.
Jerk, The
PN1997.J425 1985
Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, has invented some crazy inventions that lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags.
PN1997.J7 1996
Jurassic Park
PN1997.J862 1997
Kama Sutra a tale of love /
PN1997.K363 1997
In a seductive tale of love and betrayal, a king's courtesan is forbidden her one true love. Trained in the art of pleasure, Maya, the beautiful servant girl becomes defiant, rebelling against ancient tradition. As passion takes over, the conflict brings consequences that no one ever envisioned--C
King of comedy, The
PN1997.K675 1996
Talk show host Jerry Langford is kidnapped on his way to the studio by an aspiring stand-up comic who is short on talent but long on ambition. The ransom demand: an appearance on Langford's show to perform his routine.
PN1997.M335 1999
In an epic saga of disorganized crime, this comedy spoof focuses on the dysfunctional crime family headed by Lloyd Bridges as ruthless, powerful, and clumsy Godfather Vincenzo Cortino. When the time comes to choose the next Don Cortino, a riotous rivalry breaks out between his two sons, one a war he
Mass appeal
PN1997.M377 1985
Should a priest tell his congregation what they want to hear instead of the truth? That's just one of the issues raised in this witty and thought-provoking film version of Bill C. Davis' Tony-nominated Broadway hit.
Merchant of Venice, The
PN1997.M47 1993
A television version of Jonathan Miller's London stage production of The Merchant of Venice. The play is set in the Venice of 1860. Laurence Olivier stars in Shakespeare's story of the young Venetian and the Jew who lends him money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists
PN1997.M528 1995
Portrays the Battle of Midway, including the events that led to this tide-turning battle, from American and Japanese points of view.
Migrants, The
PN1997.M5285 1994
A story of a simple family who worked the fields, loved each other, and wanted to see their hard work produce a better life.
Mill on the floss
PN1997.M529 1997
A woman ahead of her time faces a choice between loyalty and love in marrying a childhood friend or her true passion, her cousin's fiance.
My girl
PN1997.M777 1992
A precocious 11-year-old tomboy obsessed with death shares a poignant summer with her widowed mortician father, the sexy and kind cosmetician he hires, and most importantly with the boy-next-door who idolizes her.
Mystery of Edwin Drood, The
On a stormy Christmas Eve, young, handsome Edwin Drood vanishes from his quiet country village without a trace. His disappearance sets off a terrifying murder mystery that unfolds amidst dank tombs, underground crypts, and the squalid slums of Victorian England--Container.
National Lampoon's Loaded weapon 1
PN1997.N375 1993
In this spoof of the Lethal weapon videos, two dangerously over-the-edge detectives uncover a despicable plot to simultaneously rot America's brains and teeth with drug-laced Wilderness Girl cookies.
No way out
PN1997.N62 1987
A powerful tale of intrigue set in the political whirl of Washington and the inner corridors of the Pentagon.
Odyssey, The
PN1997.O225 1997
Aided by the goddess Athena, warrior-king Odysseus braves the terrors and temptations of a fantastic array of creatures as his return from the Trojan War becomes a decade-long quest to reach his homeland and his faithful wife, Penelope.
Of mice and men
PN1997.O24 1993
In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
Party time
PN1997.P355 2000
As the soirée goes on inside the elegant townhouse, people are being rounded up in the street... Employing the original cast from the Almeida Theatre production and directed by Pinter himself, this 1992 production of Party Time is a surreal drama of mannerly rudeness, emotional violence, and sexual
Persecution and assassination of Jean Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade, The
PN1997.P47 1989
Presents "the chronicle of a production re-enacting the persecution and assassination of the mentally troubled French Revolutionary extremist, Jean Paul Marat" -- Distributor's catalog.
Peter Bogdanovich's mask
PN1997.M374 1993
Rocky Dennis is a disfigured teenager whose face resembles a bizarre mask. With the help of his mother's uncompromising love and fierce determination, Rocky overcomes pain, loneliness and prejudice to emerge as an outstanding young man who becomes an inspiration to his classmates and teachers.
PN1997.P49 1994
Powerful story of two lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.
Plaza suite
PN1997.P539 1984
The scene is Suite 719 of New York City's Plaza Hotel. In the first scene, Matthau's wife discovers that he is fooling around with his secretary. In the next episode, Matthau portrays a producer who calls an old flame for a rendezvous but the lady has more on her mind than romance. In the final sequ
Pride and prejudice
PN1997.P72 1995
Pride and prejudice is the story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth Bennet, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England. In a world where obtaining an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation, Elizabeth's independent manner threatens her family's futu Young women -- England -- Drama. 1995. 06/13/08 24 33382003608422 ocm34041755 02/01/00
Real women have curves
PN1997.R353 2003
Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for 18-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life.
PN1997.R655 1999
A group of freelance intelligence agents work together to steal a mysterious package, only to have a doublecross throw things into confusion.
Royal deceit
PN1997.R6935 1994
Running man, The
PN1997.R866 1994
The year is 2019. Television is now ruling people's lives. In the 21st Century, the most popular "audience participation" game show is "The Running Man", where convicts can win pardons instead of "parting gifts" by defeating murderous henchmen known as "stalkers." Wrongly convicted of slaughtering 1
Russia house, The
PN1997.R877 1990
Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer both deliver exceptional performances as two people - he from England, she from Russia - caught up in a world of spies and politics, whose love could prove fatal to them both. When Katya, a beautiful Russian book editor attempts to send British publisher Barley Bla
Searching for Bobby Fischer
PN1997.S382 1996
This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other.
Sex, lies, and videotape
PN1997.S485 1990
Erotic comedy about a long lost college friend who drifts back into town and into the lives of a self-involved philanderer, his angelic wife, and her saucy sister.
Sharpe's. [set 1]
PN1997.S49111 1994
[pt. 1.] Sharpe's rifles -- [pt. 2.] Sharpe's eagle -- [pt. 3.] Sharpe's company -- [pt. 4.] Sharpe's enemy.
The adventures and tribulations of a commoner soldier who rises through the ranks to become an officer in Lord Wellington's army whilst fighting in the Napoleanic wars. This set covers action in Portugal and Spain between the years 1809 and 1813.
Sharpe's. [set 3]
PN1997.S49113 1996
[pt.1.] Sharpe's regiment -- [pt.2.] Sharpe's mission -- [pt.3.] Sharpe's siege.
The adventures of a maverick British officer who fights behind French lines in Spain and Portugal during the Napoleonic wars.
Sharpe's. [set 4]
PN1997.S49114 1997
[pt.1.] Sharpe's revenge -- [pt.2.] Sharpe's justice -- [pt.3.] Sharpe's Waterloo.
The adventures of a maverick British officer who fights behind French lines in Spain and Portugal during the Napoleonic wars.
Shining, The
PN1997.S4912 1990
A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts of its evil past.
Shootist, The
PN1997.S4918 1996
A terminally ill gunfighter seeks to retire quietly but is embroiled in one last battle.
Six days, seven nights
PN1997.S528 1998
A dream vacation turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare when Harrison Ford and Anne Heche are stranded together on a deserted island.
Sliding doors
PN1997.S546 1998
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train.
Stealing home
PN1997.S69543 1989
An ex-ballplayer returns home, thinking of the past and of the person who made it special. A long-time friend and mentor draws the loose ends of his past and present lives together.
PN1997.T38 1983
A tattoo artist kidnaps a beautiful fashion model and turns her body into a living canvas.
Tender mercies
PN1997.T3934 1983
Mac Sledge is a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression. His ex-wife, Dixie, will not allow him to see their eighteen year old daughter Sue Ann and Dixie is now making popular the songs that Mac had written and sung. Mac's new family will not let his heartbreaks bring him down ag
That thing you do!
PN1997.T422294 1996
The overnight triumph of an American rock band in the glory days of rock & roll.
Third man, The
PN1997.T45 1985
This is one of the classic suspense dramas of all time. Post-World War II Vienna sets the scene for this tense and absorbing thriller about an American novelist who comes to Europe for what he thinks is the funeral of an old friend and finds himself entangled in a spiralling web of international int
Time to kill, A
PN1997.T524 1996
A murder trial brings a small Mississippi town's racial tensions to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice.
Top gun
PN1997.T67 1989
Maverick Mitchell, a daring young flyer in the U.S. Navy is out to become the best of the best at the Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school. Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can't learn in a classroom.
Tora! Tora! Tora!
PN1997.T675 2001
A dramatization which chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view.
True West
PN1997.T755 1987
A powerful, yet funny confrontation between two brothers set in the contemporary West.
Under siege
PN1997.U534 1993
Killer-elite commandos out to hijack the USS Missouri's nuclear arsenal overpower the crew, except for the cook, who just happens to be an ex-Navy SEAL and highly decorated combat operative.
PN1997.U54 1993
Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey.
PN1997.V47 1999
A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot involving a woman who is apparently being driven to suicide by one of her ancestors.
Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
PN1997.M718 1999
As Clarissa Dalloway prepares for an elaborate party, she remembers another summer in the past, when she was a beautiful young woman. Her preparations are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a former suitor from that long-ago summer. As the day of the party unfolds, Mrs. Dalloway's life also be
Wedding banquet, The
PN1997.W42 1993
Comedy about the age-old conflict between parents and their children. In New York, the Taiwanese half of a gay couple hopes to end his parents' matchmaking by announcing that he's engaged. What he doesn't count on is that they'll fly in to meet the bride and plan the nuptials!
West side story
PN1997.W47 1994
A modern version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in the Puerto Rican section of New York City.
When a man loves a woman
PN1997.W513 1994
Alice and Michael are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment.
Who am I this time?
PN1997.W5147 1999
Two shy people find love through their roles in a local theatre production.
William Faulkner's Old man
PN1997.O45 1998
A story of a convict who rescues a pregnant woman in a great flood. The experience changes both of their lives.
PN1997.W565 1997
A idealistic young man searching for the man who committed the crime for which his father was convicted.
Woman of desire
PN1997.W665 1993
Christin Ford (Bo Derek) is a temptress who isn't afraid to use her desire to get what she wants. When her wealthy boyfriend, Ted Ashby (Steven Bauer) hires a retired cop, Jack Lvnch (Jeff Fahey) to captain their yacht. Passions ignite at sea and Jack finds himself a pawn in a game where there are n