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Adventure & Adventurers

Black Robe (Canada / Australia, 1991)

Directed by Bruce Beresford. Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, August Schellenberg, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, Frank Wilson, Billy Two Rivers. In the 17th century, Father Laforgue, a young Jesuit priest, is assigned to go up river into the Canadian wilderness to convert the Huron Indians. His young aide and translator, Daniel, falls in love with Annuka, the daughter of the Algonquin chief.

Blood and Sand (1941)

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Nazimova, Anthony Quinn, J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine, Lynn Bari, Laird Cregar, William Montague, Vicente Gomez, George Reeves. Juan is the naive son of a once-famous bullfighter who tries to recapture the glory of his family's name. Though he is branded fifth rate, he soon becomes Spain's greatest matador and returns home to marry his childhood sweetheart. But when a beautiful, passionate aristocrat seduces him, Juan succumbs to her temptations, only to see his own happiness and success crumble. 125 min.

Boom Town (1940)

Directed by Jack Conway. Cast: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr. In search of black-gold fortunes, two men will dream, scheme and team up to become rich. But then things between the friends get rough, as one man steals the love of a woman from the other. 119 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Mexico / USA, 1974)

Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Kris Kristofferson, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernandez. A violent story of a down-and-out piano player in search of the severed head of a gigolo for which there is a million dollar bounty. 112 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See bibliography of reviews and articles about this film

Bruce Lee Collection

The Big Boss (Tang shan da xiong) (Hong Kong, 2004)Directed by Directed by Wei Lo. Cast: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Nora Miao. Having made a vow never to fight again, a factory worker named Cheng (Lee) does his best to put up with an abusive boss. But when Cheng's beautiful cousin is kidnapped by company thugs, he is forced to take matters into his own hands--and fists--to save her. The first starring role of legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee.

Burn! (Queimada) (Italy / France, 1969)

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. Cast: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Marquez, Renato Salvatori. Sir William Walker is sent to secure a plantation in a 19th century Caribbean Island. While there be befriends Jose and Teddy, and plants the seeds of revolution in their heads. Years later he must go back and stop the revolution that he helped begin. 109 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Cesar Cascabel (France, 2001)

Directed by Gilles Gay. An animated version of the Jules Verne tale of Cesar Cascabel and his circus as they travel to Europe via Alaska. Based on Cesar Cascabel by Jules Verne. 83 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Charlie's Angels (2000)

Directed by McG. Cast: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, Tim Curry, Kelly Lynch, Crispin Glover. In this updated theatrical spin-off of the television drama, three women detectives with a mysterious boss retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal. 99 min.

Charlie's Angels, Full Throttle (2003)

Directed by McG. Cast: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, Demi Moore. Summoned by their boss, the angels are given their latest assignment. A pair of rings have been stolen and need to be recovered. The rings have been coded with special information that can be used to access a list of every person in the FBI's Witness Protection Program.

China Seas (1935)

Directed by Tay Garnett. Cast: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, Dudley Digges, C. Aubrey Smith. Rugged Captain Alan Gaskell sails the perilous waters between Hong Kong and Singapore with a secret cargo : a fortune in British gold. That's not the only risky cargo he carries. Both his fiery mistress and his refined fiancee are aboard! 83 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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