Tag Archives: Richard Crenna

Body Heat

SHE TAUGHT HIM EVERYTHING SHE KNEW – ABOUT PASSION AND MURDER. In the middle of a Florida heatwave, lawyer Ned Racine (William Hurt) embarks on an affair with a sexy married woman (Kathleen Turner)… and soon they begin to talk about getting rid of her husband (Richard Crenna). Lawrence Kasdan’s first film as a director … Continue reading Body Heat

Hot Shots! Part Deux

JUST DEUX IT. When a U.S. rescue team is taken hostage by Saddam Hussein in Iraq, retired Navy veteran Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) (now a Buddhist monk) is brought back into action. The first movie targeted Top Gun (1986) primarily, the sequel goes after the last two Rambo flicks, complete with a very welcome cameo … Continue reading Hot Shots! Part Deux

First Blood

A ONE-MAN WAR. John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), a Vietnam vet, arrives in a small town and is subsequently harassed by the police and hunted into the forest where he exacts revenge. Having made three Rocky flicks, Stallone launched his other commercially successful franchise. The first Rambo movie is not exactly believable, but the California woods stand in pretty … Continue reading First Blood

A Pyromaniac’s Love Story

WARNING: THIS IS ONLY A LOVE STORY. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. A pastry shop burns down and Sergio Cuccio (John Leguizamo), who works there, is offered money to take the blame for the arson; he and his girlfriend could use it. A quaint little film populated by a variety of oddballs who all … Continue reading A Pyromaniac’s Love Story

The Day Reagan Was Shot

THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF A NATION IN CRISIS.  In March, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by a disturbed man, an event that surprisingly resulted in Secretary of State Alexander Haig taking charge at the White House. With Oliver Stone as executive producer, one shouldn’t blindly believe everything that happens onscreen… still, … Continue reading The Day Reagan Was Shot

Rambo: First Blood Part II

NO MAN, NO LAW, NO WAR CAN STOP HIM. Troubled Vietnam vet Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is released from prison and goes to Cambodia in search of POW’s left behind after the war. The sequel to First Blood (1982) is embarrassing when it comes to politics. Fair action sequences keep it lively throughout but the film’s outright stupidity is … Continue reading Rambo: First Blood Part II