Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Pledges are coming in/movie synopses

So far I have 8 pledges totalling $345!! Hurrah!

Here is an updated list of the movies available:

DVD Titles:

Life or Something Like It: Starring Angelina Jolie, Tony Shalhoub, Stockard Channing and Edward Burns.

Plot Synopsis A reporter, Lanie Kerrigan (Jolie), interviews a psychic homeless man (Shalhoub) for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead, he tells her that her life has no meaning, and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life...

Filming was done at Alki Beach in West Seattle, Kerry Park and Safeco Field in Seattle.

Get Carter: Starring Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Alan Cumming, Mickey Rourke and Michael Caine.

Plot Synopsis: This movie is a re-make of the 1971 film also named 'Get Carter' starring Michael Caine as Jack Carter. The updated version now features Sylvester Stallone in the starring role and follows nearly the exact same plot line in which Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible.

Filming was done at Pioneer Square, and the International District of Seattle

Disclosure: Starring Demi Moore, Michael Douglas, Donald Sutherland and Dennis Miller

Plot Synopsis: With his company about to merge, a happily married and successful computer expert is expecting a promotion. Instead the job goes to a woman from another plant with whom he had an affair in his bachelor days. His new boss, not only dangerously sexy but equally dangerously ambitious, tries to pick up where they left off but he just about manages to resist. As his position at work comes under increasing pressure he decides to file charges of sexual harassment. This is the last thing the company needs.

Filming was done on board Washington State Ferries, at Pioneer Square, the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel, Volunteer Park, Washington Park Arboretum, and the Metro Bus Tunnel.

Enough: Starring Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Dan Futterman and Juliette Lewis.

Film Synopsis: An abused woman (Lopez) discovers that the dream man (Campbell) she married wasn't whom she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (such as to her previous boyfriend played by Futterman), but he pursues relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him.

Filming was done on board the Washington State Ferries and at Gig Harbor in Pierce County on their waterfront. At a Gas Station in Gig Harbor. There was also a scene involving furniture movers at a house in Gig Harbor. In Port Townsend in Jefferson County, A boxing / kung-fu training scene was filmed at Fort Warden. A car chase was filmed on the streets of Port Townsend, as well as a ferry boat scene.

The Postman: Starring Kevin Costner, Will Patton and Olivia Williams.

Film Synopsis: In the year 2013 civilization has all but destroyed itself. After a war that decimated the government and most of the population of the United States (possibly the world) people struggle to survive against starvation and rogue groups of armed men. One such group is called the Holnists. This group is bigger than any other and their leader, General Bethlehem, has delusions of ruling the country. A drifter (Costner) is captured by the group and forced to join. He escapes at the first chance and happens on a mail jeep with a skeleton in it. The skeleton is wearing a postal uniform and the drifter takes it to keep him warm. He also finds a mailbag and starts conning people with old letters. The hope he sees in the people he delivers to changes his plans and he decides that he must help bring the Holnists down.

Filmed in Central Washington, Several landmarks, including Boundary Dam and the cement silos at Metaline Falls are featured prominently in the movie.


An Officer and A Gentleman: Starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger

Film Synopsis: Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Flight School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Sgt. Foley is there to train and evaluate him and will clearly find Zack wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family and must decide what it is he wants to do with his life.

Filmed: Fort Worden and Port Townsend in Western Washington.

Singles: Starring Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick and Matt Dillion.

Film Synopsis: Romantic comedy about six of the city's young people, most of whom live in the same apartement building and whose lives revolve around Seattle's ever-expanding music scene. The inter-related stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a grunge fanatic's dream, with the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney.

Filming was done at Gasworks Park, Pioneer Square, Coryell Apartments at 19th Avenue and E Thomas Ave, and the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Seattle.

Benny and Joon: Starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn.

Film Synopsis: In a small town, an auto mechanic named Benny is devoted to taking care of his mentally ill sister, Joon, who can barely function alone in the real world despite being a talented artist. This relatively stable situation is shaken up when Benny is obliged in a poker game to welcome another player's relative, Sam, to his home for a few days. When Sam arrives, he quickly makes an impression with his quietly eccentric ways which emulate the antics of the great silent movie comedian, Buster Keaton. Without Benny's full knowledge, Sam and Joon finds themselves drawn to each other to the fullest degree. However when Benny finds out, it creates a rift in the siblings as they struggle to accept their relationship is profoundly changing with the presence of this odd newcomer.

Filming was done in Spokane, Washington

Assassins: Starring Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore and Antonio Banderas

Film Synopsis: Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) is a seasoned hitman who just wants out of the business with no back talk. But, as things go, it ain't so easy. A younger, peppier assassin named Bain (Antonio Banderas) is having a field day trying to kill said older assassin. Rath teams up with a computer hacker named Electra (Julianne Moore) to defeat the obsessed Bain.

Filming was done on the Monorail, at Pioneer Square, Under the Alaskan Way Viaduct (High Speed Chase), and at the Aurora Bridge.

The Fabulous Baker Boys: Starring Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer and Beau Bridges.

Film Synopsis: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job. Times are changing and dates are becoming more difficult to get so they interview female singers. They finally decide on Susie Diamond, a former 'escort' who needs some refinement, but the act begins to take off again. While the act is now successful, both Frank and Jack have problems with their life on the road. Susie becomes the agent that makes them re-evaluate where they are going, and how honest they have been with each other.

Filming was done at Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Four Seasons Olympic Hotel.

Sleepless in Seattle: Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Pullman, Rob Reiner, Rosie O’Donnell and Meg Ryan

Film Synopsis: Sam is a recent widower who is seeking someone new. Sam's son Jonah, is also looking for a new mother, so when Jonah puts his father on national radio, hundreds of women write to him. One of the women is Annie. She's engaged to Walter, but he's a bit strange. Annie goes to great lengths to meet Sam.

Filming was done at Pike Place Market, Capitol Hill, Lake Union (Houseboats), Alki Beach in West Seattle, The Fremont Bridge, and SeaTac Airport.

Say Anything: Starring John Cusack, Ione Skye and John Mahoney.

Film Synopsis: In this charming critically-acclaimed tale of first love, Lloyd (John Cusack), an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student (Ione Skye). He surprises just about everyone-including himself-when she returns the sentiment. But Diane's over-possessive, divorced Dad (John Mahoney) doesn't approve and it's going to take more than just the power of love to conquer all.

Filmed: Seattle area, Ballard, Fremont and Wallingford neighborhoods

They are going fast!

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