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Cast: Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Synopsis: An aging lawman is the only thing that stands between a dangerous criminal from returning to a quiet wild west town.
Run Time: 1:24
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi
Director: Joel Coen
Synopsis: A car salesman in a desperate financial situation hires a couple of losers to kidnap his wife and demand ransom from her wealthy father. When the plan starts to unravel, the very pregnant local police chief tries to solve the case.
Run Time: 1:38
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Director: John G. Avildsen
Synopsis: Academy Award winning film about a man who works his way up from nothing to become a boxing champion and icon.
Run Time: 1:59
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley
Director: John Huston
Synopsis: A hard drinking riverboat captain clashes with an uptight mission worker in Africa during World War I.
Run Time: 1:45
National Lampoon's Animal House
Cast: Tom Hulce, Mark Metcalf, Kevin Bacon
Director: John Landis
Synopsis: Two college freshmen join the Delta fraternity in 1962. They can't get enough of the parties, girls, and good times. When the Dean and rival fraternity threaten to have Delta kicked off campus, however, the young men must fight to keep the party going.
Run Time: 1:48
Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie
Director: Robert Rossen
Synopsis: Paul Newman gives a memorable performance as "Fast" Eddie Felson, a young pool shark who makes a deal with a slick talking manager after a high stakes loss breaks his competitive spirit.
Run Time: 2:14
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden
Director: Billy Wilder
Synopsis: A beautiful young woman falls in love with the two brothers her father works for, one a straightlaced workaholic, the other, a womanizing playboy.
Run Time: 1:53
Cast: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear
Director: Sydney Pollack
Synopsis: After a beautiful transformation, a young woman must choose between the playboy she admired for years and his brother who has taken a new interest in her.
Run Time: 2:07