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8/21 - 8/28
» Rain Man
Charlie (Tom Cruise) is a hustler. He's been on his own long enough to know how to work people and situations. He finds that the father who threw him out as a teenager has died. He's left him a now antique convertible and something more important, a previously unknown brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). He's autistic, but he can calculate complicated mathematical problems in his head with great speed and accuracy. Their father has left his fortune to Raymond who doesn't even understand what money is for. Charlie's enraged by what has happened and by his father keeping Raymond's existence hidden. He kidnaps Raymond from his residential home and plans on taking him to Las Vegas to make some serious cash. The two begin a long road trip that will lead them to an understanding of each other. Directed by Barry Levinson. "What you have to understand is, four days ago he was only my brother in name. And this morning we had pancakes." (1988)
Rain Man

8/21
» Wall Street
Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is an ambitious stock trader who will do just about anything to get into the big leagues. He has been actively courting Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), one of the biggest stock speculators on Wall Street. Gekko manipulates the market using inside information and his motto best describes his approach: "greed is good." Nothing will stop him from pursuing a good deal and he takes advantage of Bud's burning to desire to succeed. Soon, Bud finds himself getting shady information and using it to gain an advantage. It all comes to a head however when Gekko targets Blue Star airlines, the company where Bud's father Carl (Martin Sheen) has worked for 24 years. They're secretly planning to break it up and plunder the employees' retirement fund. Directed and co-written by Oliver Stone. "Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others." (1987)
Wall Street

8/29 - 9/4
» Major League
The Cleveland Indians have gone 34 years without a division title. When the team owner Donald Phelps dies his widow Rachel, a former showgirl, takes over as the new owner. Rachel hates Cleveland and she's planning on moving the team to Miami. She can't break the lease with Cleveland unless the attendance for the season is below 800,000 so she puts together a team so awful that the attendance will tank. Rachel and GM Charlie Donovan recruit some misfit players like catcher Jake Taylor, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn (Charlie Sheen), third baseman Roger Dorn, outfielder Willie Mays Hayes, and Pedro Cerrano. As expected, the Indians get off to a slow start, but when they discover that Rachel wants the team to lose so she can move it the Indians get their act together and start winning games. This madcap, leather sport-ball comedy is written and directed by David S. Ward (of King Ralph). "Just a reminder, fans, comin' up is our 'Die-hard Night' here at the stadium. Free admission to anyone who was actually alive the last time the Indians won a pennant." (1989)
Major League

9/5 - 9/11
» Akira
In Neo-Tokyo, Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo's supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago. Written and directed by prolific Japanese Manga artist Katsuhiro Ohtomo. "Enough! Open up your eyes and look at the big picture; You're all puppets of corrupt politicians and capitalists. Don't you understand, it's utterly pointless to fight each other." (1988)
Akira

9/12 - 9/18
» Every Which Way But Loose
Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orangutan he won on a bet - he roams the San Fernando Valley in search of cold beer, country music and the occasional punch-up. But he gets floored by a dainty little country and western singer, who gives him the slip when she realizes he's getting too serious. Phil, Clyde and Orville set off in pursuit, pestered by bikers and everyone else with a score to settle. Directed by James Fargo (of The Enforcer). "I'm not afraid of any man, but when it comes to sharing my feelings with a woman, my stomach turns to royal gelatin." (1978)
Every Which Way But Loose

9/19 - 9/25
» The Omega Man
Dr. Robert Neville (Charlton Heston), due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, and even worse... it turned them into psychotic maniacs! They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment. Now they lash out at Dr. Neville as the last symbol of science, a "user of the wheel", and the final link to the old world. Neville using electricity, machinery and science attempts to hold them at bay. Based on the book by Richard Matheson, it's director Brian Tochi's feature film debut. "We waited for you, Neville, so you could see this: The end. The end of all you've done. You see, none of it was real. It was illusion. Your art, your science, it was all a nightmare. And now it's done. Finished." (1971)
The Omega Man

9/26 - 10/2
» Last Tango in Paris
While looking for an apartment, Jeanne (Maria Schneider), a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul (Marlon Brando), a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. Instantly drawn to each other, they have a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their names to each other. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. Written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci (of The Last Emperor). "Anyway, to make a long, dull story even duller, I come from a time when a guy like me used to come into a joint like this and pick up a young chick like you." (1972)
Last Tango in Paris

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