Written by a discharged journalist as a publicity stunt, and as a parting shot at the paper’s new editor, the premise of the letter unexpectedly fires the imagination of the Bulletin’s readers and the wider American public. Its real author, Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) who has fabricated the letter in her final column, is rehired, and now needs to find someone to play the part of the fictional “John Doe.” Gary Cooper is perfectly cast as Long John Willoughby, an injured and penniless former baseball pitcher lured into impersonating “John Doe” with the promise of medical treatment. In what would have undoubtedly been an Oscar winning performance, were it not for his own success that same year in Howard Hawk’s “Sergeant York,” Cooper excels himself here as Willoughby’s initial indifference to his undertaking turns to genuine concern at his role. But, as he becomes an increasingly culpable pawn in an ever more treacherous game, just how can “John Doe” redeem himself? The film explores a recurring notion in Capra’s work that of the universal everyman exploited by a corrupt and powerful establishment, the film’s reflections on corporate control of both the media, and of ordinary people’s lives is still a resonant social commentary as ever.
Meet John Doe movie trailer - starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Edward Arnold, Spring Byington. Directed by Frank Capra. Theatrical Release Date: 5/3/1941
Rating: Not Rated
An elite squad of Navy hotshots, after failing to capture a terrorist ringleader - and losing a hoard of Stinger missles - goes back to finish the job. With Bill Paxton.
An elite unit of Navy commandos battles Arab terrorists in possession of a deadly arsenal.
Lt. Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to crash the Oscars, foil a mad bomber, slip on a banana peel and make us all laugh.
The Naked Gun 2 : The Smell of Fear -- Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.
Navy Seals -- While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy SEALs discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons.
Meet John Doe -- A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.
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Meet John Doe -- The film, about a 'grassroots' political campaign, created unwittingly by a newspaper columnist and pursued by a wealthy businessman.
Reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from a man who threatens suicide to protest social ills. The letter startsets a social movement, and she hires out-of-work actor John Willoughby to take on the role of “John Doe”.
The further misadventures of bumbling Los Angeles police Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) are chronicled in this third installment in the popular Naked Gun comedy series. This by-the-numbers entry begins with Drebin as a happily retired house-husband called back into action when an evil terrorist organization threatens Los Angeles.
Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.
The further misadventures of bumbling Los Angeles police Lieutenant Frank Drebin are chronicled in this third installment in the popular Naked Gun comedy series.
Leslie Nielsen returns as the intrepid (and accident-prone) Lt. Frank Drebin in Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, "un film de David Zucker." This second feature film from the "Police Squad!" series finds Drebin as a guest at a White House dinner, receiving an award for shooting his 1,000th drug dealer, although he admits to shooting only 998 - he ran over the last two in his car. ("Luckily, they turned out to be drug dealers"). Also at the White House dinner is energy czar Dr. Albert S. Meinheimer (Richard Griffiths), whom President George Bush (John Roarke) has chosen to start a new national energy policy. Since Meinheimer believes in promoting alternative energy resources, the evil leaders of the polluting energy industries (coal, oil, and nuclear power - or the lobby groups Smoke, Spill and Kaboom) are horrified at Bush's choice. Joining together with arch-villain Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet), they plan to kidnap the real Meinheimer and substitute a fake Meinheimer in his place who will enact energy policy according to the dictates of the energy lobby. Drebin becomes deeply involved in the conspiracy when he runs into his ex-girl friend Jane (Priscilla Presley), who is not only Meinheimer's public relations director but also Hapsburg's current paramour.
Frank Drebin loves a mystery. Why are we here? Is there life after sex? Yes, Drebin tackles the big issues - and the biggest of all is how to stop devious Quentin Hapsburg's plan to destroy the environment!
While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy SEALs discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons.
Sondra Locke (best known for co-starring roles in six Clint Eastwood films, such as "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "Bronco Billy") makes her directorial debut and stars in this bittersweet story of an eccentric young woman who becomes involved with a highly unusual young man. A highlight of the 1986 Deauville American Film Festival, Variety calls her "offbeat 'Ratboy'" the revelation of the Festival." Also starring comics Louie Anderson ("Coming to America," "Quicksilver"), Second City's Gerrit Graham ("Now and Again," "This Boy's Life"), John Witherspoon (the "Friday" movies, TV's "The Wayans Bros.") and Robert Townsend ("Undercover Brother," "Hollywood Shuffle").
Sondra Locke makes her directorial debut and stars in this bittersweet story of an eccentric young woman who becomes involved with a highly unusual young man.
Science and faith are called into question when a patient is admitted to the hospital following his reenactment of the Crucifixion. The patient, Ramon Silva, refuses to undergo the prescribed treatment, and the team learns that after his daughter?s cancer was cured, he pledged an oath of self-sacrifice to God. With little time to save Ramon?s life, the team struggles to understand his reasoning and seemingly extreme religious convictions, but eventually learn that faith is not an argument. Meanwhile, Taub questions his wife Rachel about her relationship with an infidelity support group member and the team attends a co-worker?s wedding where Wilson?s relationship with Sam (guest star Watros) takes an unexpected turn.
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Sam's college experience in Beijing, China, pays off when Meryl seeks his expertise to assist with a vital presentation she's giving to the Chinese Department of Transportation in order to save Trans Alliance Air from potential downfall.
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