A band of small-time crooks accidentally steals the mob's money in Don Siegel's action-filled Charley Varrick (1973) starring Walter Matthau.
Chris Mankowski (Billy Burke) used to be on the Detroit Police bomb squad, but it’s not until he’s transferred to sex crimes that he gets a real taste of juggling dynamite. After falling for the lovely Greta Wyatt (Sabina Gadecki), he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover). Taking matters into his own hands, Mankowski quickly realizes it won’t be easy to get justice for Greta. From former Black Panther Donnell Lewis (Michael Jai White) to sexy ex-fugitive Robin Abbott (Breanne Racano) and her erstwhile bombingpartner Skip Gibbs (Christian Slater), everyone wants something from Ricks.With all these unscrupulous deviants in the mix, one thing's for certain...it's gonna get freaky!
Populated by some of Elmore Leonard’s most memorable characters and filled with the author’s trademark menace, fantastic dialogue and deadpan humor, FREAKY DEAKY, directed by Charles Matthau (The Grass Harp), had its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Only available on DVD.
The Grass Harp starring Walter Matthau, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Mary Steenburgen
Late Billie Wilder tale of travelling hitman Matthau's struggle to knock off a states' witness while fending off the interruptions of a suicidal hotel mate Lemmon. Just another day on the road.
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When Eve (Meg Ryan) isn't being pulled in a million directions by her own life, she's being sucked into lengthy phone conversations with her cranky father (Walter Mathau) or her two sisters, successful magazine entrepreneur Georgia (Diane Keaton) and career-challenged Maddy (Lisa Kudrow). As the family becomes more and more dependent on Eve, transforming her into the human switchboard that connects them all together, Eve discovers that the ties that bind can also be the ties that gag! Her revelation doesn't sit well with her sisters, though, forcing Eve to realize that sometimes to be heard, you just have to, well, hang up! From the novel by acclaimed writer Delia Ephron, producers Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire) and Nora Ephron (You've Got Mail), and director Diane Keaton comes Hanging Up.
Moving comedy/drama about three sisters (Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow) and their relationship with their irascible father (Walter Matthau). Screenplay by Nora & Delia Ephron. Directed by Keaton.
When Eve isn't being pulled in a million directions by her own life, she's being sucked into lengthy phone conversations with her cranky father or her two sisters. Soon, Eve realizes that sometimes to be heard, you just have to, well, hang up!
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