1996 February Movies

Trainspotting (1996)

Trainspotting

  • 89%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Crime

Smart, funny, sickly and sometimes just plain unconscious, MARK RENTON is a hero for our times. Set in an underbelly of Edinburgh the city fathers never dreamed of, TRAINSPOTTING is the story of MARK and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing, the film charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed, seemingly inevitably, towards self destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate but then...

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Happy Gilmore

  • 60%
  • PG-13
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

A Hockey player wannabe finds out that he has the most powerful golf drive in history. He joins the P.G.A. tour to make some money to save grandma's house. The downside is that his hocky player mentality doesn't really go on the P.G.A. tour. Especially with the favorite to win the championship.

Hard Eight (1996)

Hard Eight

    • R
    • 102 min
    • Crime

    Hard Eight, the story of murder, revenge, and a man who sees life as a game of odds.

    Beautiful Girls (1996)

    Beautiful Girls

    • 78%
    • R
    • 112 min
    • Comedy

    A piano player (played by Timothy Hutton), at a crossroads in his life, returns to his hometown for a high school reunion, where he finds that his classmates are not very successful in life either, especially not in love. His heart, however, is captured by a young girl who is only thirteen but an "old soul" (played by Natalie Portman).

    Broken Arrow (1996)

    Broken Arrow

    • 53%
    • R
    • 108 min
    • Action

    The intensity of the combatant's blows belies the fact that they are friends engaging in a spirited round of fisticuffs. Vic Deakins (JOHN TRAVOLTA), the older and more experienced of the two is definitely in control, giving his young friend Riley Hale (CHRISTIAN SLATER) an impressive, if painful, boxing lesson. In addition to having a mentor/protege relationship in the ring, Deakins and Hale are colleagues--crack military pilots who are about to be handed a choice assignment to fly the...

    Black Sheep (1996)

    Black Sheep

    • 28%
    • PG-13
    • 87 min
    • Comedy

    When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime when he tries to take Mike out of town during the election.

    Bottle Rocket (1996)

    Bottle Rocket

    • 80%
    • R
    • 91 min
    • Comedy

    Upon his release from a mental hospital following a breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan (who seems far less sane than Anthony.) Dignan has hatched a hair brained scheme for an as-yet unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry. With the help of their pathetic neighbor and pal Bob, Anthony and Dignan pull a job and hit the road, where Anthony finds love with motel maid Inez. When our boys finally hook up with Mr....

    Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

    Muppet Treasure Island

    • 70%
    • NONE
    • 100 min
    • Action

    When young Jim Hawkins (Kevin Bishop) is given a treasure map by a mysterious sailor, he sets out with his pals Gonzo and Rizzo on a laugh-filled high seas quest. After Long John Silver (Tim Curry) and his crew seize the treasure map and take Jim as their hostage, it's up to Captain Smollett (Kermit the Frog) and his men to come to the rescue.

    White Squall (1996)

    White Squall

    • 62%
    • PG
    • 129 min
    • Adventure

    Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

    Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)

    Jackie Chan's First Strike

    • 55%
    • PG-13
    • 107 min
    • Action

    The fourth installment in the popular Police Story series, the film is directed by Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx) and produced by Golden Harvest and Barbie Tung. New Line Cinema will release Jackie Chan's First Strike on January 10, 1997.

    Set against the backdrop of the international arms race, Chan portrays a Hong Kong police officer who is contracted by the CIA and a Russian intelligence organization to retrieve a stolen Ukrainian nuclear warhead. As Jackie tries to sort out the good...

    Jane Eyre (1996)

    Jane Eyre

      • 112 min
      • Drama

      Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls.

      "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" Deal with the Devil

        • Unrated
        • 60 min
        • Drama
        A Couch in New York (1996)

        A Couch in New York

          • R
          • 108 min
          • Comedy

          Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply involved into the social settings of the other, because the decision to change their flats is made overnight. Could be the perfect amusement, but suddenly Henry finds himself beaten up by Beatrice' lover and Beatrice is considered to be Dr....

          A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie (1996)

          A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie

            • Unrated
            • 96 min
            • Drama

            When two friends, Lexi and Jennifer try and get in shape, they start to get rid of their food by vomiting it up. Lexi is then taken to a bulemic center by her worried mom. When she recovers she tells her mom that Jennifer might still have the same problem. Lexi's mom confronts Jennifer's mom and Jennifer get mad at Lexi. Lexi tries to reason to Jennifer at a beach party while Jennifer is drunk and Jennifer refuses and runs away from her. She is then hit by a passing car and Lexi...

            Azúcar amarga (1996)

            Azúcar amarga

              • Unrated
              • 105 min
              • Drama

              Gustavo is a young Havana Communist who believes in the revolution; he hopes for a scholarship to study aeronautical engineering in Prague. But his faith in the new Cuba is tested: his father, a psychiatrist, can make four times as much playing piano at a hotel for foreigners; his sweetheart, Yolanda, wants a career as a dancer and longs for the riches of Miami; his younger brother Bobby simply wants to play rock music, and as a result is in constant trouble with the authorities. When Bobby...

              Before and After (1996)

              Before and After

              • 32%
              • PG-13
              • 108 min
              • Crime

              n this spellbinding new drama from director Barbet Schroeder ("Reversal of Fortune," "Single White Female") and screenwriter Ted Tally (a 1992 Academy Award" winner for "Silence of the Lambs"), Meryl Streep stars as a respected, dedicated small town pediatrician whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage son Jacob (Edward Furlong) disappears and is suspected of brutally murdering his girlfriend. When the boy returns home, she and her husband (Liam Neeson) struggle to confront the...

              Blondes Have More Guns (1996)

              Blondes Have More Guns

                • R
                • 90 min

                A scarf, a chainsaw, and a mysterious blonde are the only clues to a growing number of stiffs (and not all of them are dead bodies!) Who can the police turn to? Harry Bates, of course, the smartest officer on the force. TOO BAD HARRY CAN’T OUTWIT A HOUSEPLANT! Lucky for him he has his trusted partner Dick Smoker and his faithful dog (who seems to be a guy in a dog suit) to help him solve the case. The only suspects are a pair of beautiful sisters, Montana and Dakota. When the trigger happy...

                City Hall (1996)

                City Hall

                • 54%
                • R
                • 111 min
                • Drama

                A shoot-out between a hero cop and a mobster connected drug dealer leaves a six-year-old black child dead on the tenement streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The killings launch a storm of controversy and the reverberations are felt immediately at City Hall.

                Mayor John Pappas (Al Pacino) is a populist leader who has captured the hearts of the people the way Fiorello La Guardia once did, and now harbors ambitions for the White House. Kevin Calhoun (John Cusack) is the young Louisiana-born...

                Forbidden City Cop (1996)

                Forbidden City Cop

                  • Unrated
                  • 89 min
                  • Comedy

                  Set in Imperial China, Stephen Chiau plays Fat, a guard in the Forbidden City. But unlike his colleagues he doesn't know anything about Kung Fu or other martial-arts, because he uses his time to make futuristic inventions. So when the emperor is kidnapped and the world most beautiful geisha comes to town Fat has to use his brain to get things done. Written by <[email protected]>

                  Gone in the Night (1996)

                  Gone in the Night

                    • Unrated
                    • 190 min
                    • Drama

                    A husband and wife find themselves accused of the murder of their own daughter.