Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's acclaimed novel, "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom" as well as other real life accounts, six time Oscar nominated director Peter Weir's ("Witness", "Master And Commander", & "Dead Poet's Society") "The Way Back" is a remarkable adventure story chronicling the escape of a small group of multi-national prisoners from a Siberian gulag in 1940 and their epic life affirming journey over thousands of miles across five hostile countries.
A Philadelphia police detective investigating a murder witnessed by a young Amish boy takes refuge with the boy's family when the killers, fellow officers, come after them. Effective thriller in a unique setting!
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Captain “Lucky” Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) is a renowned fighting captain in the British Navy. But when his ship, the Surprise, is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, Aubrey is torn between duty and friendship as he pursues a high-stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture his foe. With a badly damaged ship and an injured crew, this mission can save his reputation, or destroy them all. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture!
Set against the Napoleonic Wars, a distinguished young captain of the British Navy leads his able crew - including his best friend, the ship's doctor - on a mission to take a "phantom" French vessel with a fearsome reputation for sinking British ships.
He's the star of the show--but he doesn't know. Jim Carrey wowed critics and audiences alike as unwitting Truman Burbank in this marvel of a movie from director Peter Weir (Witness, Dead Poets Society) about a man whose life is a nonstop TV show. Truman doesn't realize that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player. Gradually, Truman gets wise. And what he does about his discovery will have you laughing, crying and cheering like few film stories ever have.
Truman doesn't realise that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player.
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