1996 April Movies

Primal Fear (1996)

Primal Fear

  • 74%
  • R
  • 129 min
  • Crime

Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer (Richard Gere) who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy (Edward Norton) accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.

Fear (1996)

Fear

  • 39%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Drama

Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) always dreamed of being swept away by someone special -- someone who was strong and sensitive and cared for her more than anything else in the world. At first Nicole is mesmerized by David (Mark Wahlberg), a polite, respectful-yet sexy-charmer she meets at a "rave" party, having slipped out for a wild night with her thrill-seeking best friend Margo (Alyssa Milano).

But then Nicole catches a glimpse of David's dark side, and her dream becomes a nightmare. When...

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

James and the Giant Peach

  • 93%
  • PG
  • 79 min
  • Animation

A lonely nine-year-old English orphan is sent to live with his horribly wicked and greedy Aunts Spiker and Sponge. Unwanted by them and forced to perform their menial chores, the boy dreams about going to New York City. When a magical 20-foot peach appears on a tree outside his house, James' curiosity overcomes him and he takes a bite.

After he sneaks a taste of the giant fruit, a glowing tunnel appears inside the peach, James enters it and is introduced to Centipede, Earthworm, Ladybug,...

Mulholland Falls (1996)

Mulholland Falls

  • 31%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Crime

The four men were a formidable sight as they patrolled the city. Tall and imposing, they were each impeccably dressed in tailored suits with wide-brimmed hats pulled low that added to their intimidating air. Citizens sometimes mistook them for gangsters, but criminals knew who they were. They weren't mobsters...they were cops.

The four no-nonsense cops, nicknamed the "Hat Squad," formed an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department in the early 1950s. Both feared and revered, they made...

The Quest (1996)

The Quest

  • 14%
  • PG-13
  • 95 min
  • Action

Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone will not be enough for Chris to triumph over such daunting foes.

"Pacific Blue" Moving Target

    • R
    • 60 min
    • Action

    "Round the Twist" The Ice Cream Man Cometh

      • Unrated
      • 25 min

      Unimpressed with the amount of artificial ingredients in Gribble's 'natural' ice cream, Linda quits her job and instead works for Paulo, a new ice cream man who's just arrived in town. But then she discovers Georgio locked up in Paulo's van, who has been kept there his whole life making ice cream.

      - Written by

      Phil G

      A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

      A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

      • 12%
      • R
      • 108 min
      • Comedy

      Nightclub manager Darnell Wright is a perpetual playboy who is almost as devoted to his job as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After he sets his sights on the ultra-classy Brandi Web, he launches an all-out assault to win her heart. Ultimately, charm, lust and passion prevail, but Darnell learns the hard way that when you play, you pay. Brandi is much harder to get rid of than she was to get--especially when she realizes that she has a rival vying for Darnell's affection. When he...

      Captains Courageous (1996)

      Captains Courageous

        • PG
        • 93 min
        • Adventure

        Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. Three months at sea, under a firm but fair Captain Troop (fair wages of $10.50 a month, if you don't work you don't eat). A hard life and a dangerous one, and a lot of growing up to do through hardship and tragedy. Written by Bruce...

        Celtic Pride (1996)

        Celtic Pride

        • 9%
        • PG-13
        • 91 min
        • Comedy

        The story of two Boston Celtics fans, Mike O'Hara (Daniel Stern) and Jimmy Flaherty (Dan Aykroyd), who unwittingly kidnap an opposing team's superstar player, Lewis Scott (Damon Wayans), before game 7 of the NBA finals.

        Chacun cherche son chat (1996)

        Chacun cherche son chat

          • R
          • 91 min
          • Comedy

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          Demolition High (1996)

          Demolition High

            • R
            • 84 min
            • Action

            When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages, it is up to several of the students (led by Lenny) to help prevent disaster while the authorities (Slater and General Wainwright) do their part on the other side.

            - Written by

            Greg Patterson <[email protected]>

            Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

            Dream for an Insomniac

            • 50%
            • R
            • 90 min
            • Romance

            Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend.

            Eko Eko Azaraku II (1996)

            Eko Eko Azaraku II

              • Unrated
              • 83 min
              • Horror

              Kimika Yoshino returns in this prequel to 'Wizard of Darkness' to play Misa Kuroi before she was famous, or at least before she realized she was a witch. 'Birth of the Wizard' begins in Meiji-era Japan, in a village of former witches and wizards. I say former, because someone seems to have slaughtered them. Skip to the present day, and an archaeologist discovers a mummy from the village. Blissfully unaware that the mummy is, in fact, possessed by an evil spirit (naturally),...

              Empty Mirror (1996)

              Empty Mirror

                • PG-13
                • 117 min
                • Drama

                As Hitler pores over film reels, photographs, even Time Magazine (lamenting that he was only "Man of the Year" once while Roosevelt was chosen three times), he considers and reconsiders the careful creation of his public image, his failed dreams for Germany, his idiosyncratic moral code, the hopes and fears of his past and most of all, his stunning internal contradictions.

                Remembering, analyzing and regretting, this Hitler begins to break down, to open up and let loose the fantasies and...

                Faithful (1996)

                Faithful

                • 7%
                • R
                • 91 min
                • Comedy

                Tony (Chazz Palminteri) is a killer hired by Jack (Ryan O'Neal) to hill his wife, Margaret (Cher). As planned, Tony breaks into the couple's house on the eve of their 20th anniversary, while Jack works late at the office -- establishing his alibi. After entering the house, Tony takes Margaret hostage and awaits the telephone call from Jack signaling Tony to kill Margaret.

                While awaiting the call, Margaret attempts to convince Tony to make love to her before he kills her and to agree to take a...

                Getting Away with Murder (1996)

                Getting Away with Murder

                  • R
                  • 91 min
                  • Comedy

                  When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man. And even though he manages to kill him, he does it so cleanly that no one accuses him and it isn't until he guiltily marries the German's daughter (Tomlin) that he discovers the truth about the man... Written by BOB STEBBINS <[email protected]>

                  Harvest of Fire (1996)

                  Harvest of Fire

                    • PG
                    • 99 min
                    • Crime

                    In a small Amish community, three barns are burnt down almost simultaneously. FBI agent Sally Russwell is sent in to investigate this possible hate crime. What she finds however is a community that little trust for outsiders or "The English" as they call them. However, in her investigations, Agent Russell makes friends with one entrepreneurial widow, Annie Beiler who has her own curiosity about this stranger. Together, Annie introduces Russell in-depth to this close knit community...

                    Her Last Chance

                      • Unrated
                      • 120 min
                      • Drama

                      Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.

                      Homecoming (1996)

                      Homecoming

                        • PG
                        • 105 min
                        • Drama

                        Tells of a group of siblings who are forced to fend for themselves when their mother apparently abandons them, but has in fact disappeared. They eventually meet their grandmother, a loner who is reluctant to take them in. Written by Anonymous