1996 October Movies (By Title)

Scorpion Spring (1996)

Scorpion Spring

    • R
    • 93 min
    • Crime

    On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat. They are offered a ride by two unsuspecting travelers. Claiming to be illegal aliens looking for a better life in America, Astor and his captive draw the innocent travelers into a dangerous world controlled by the ruthless drug lord El Rojo. Written by Anonymous

    Seven Servants (1996)

    Seven Servants

      • Unrated
      • 88 min
      • Drama

      In this film from Iranian director Daryush Shokof, Anthony Quinn plays an elderly man who wants to exit earth in a state of unity with all creatures. To that end, he hires a quartet of manservants to plug his facial orifices with their fingers. Not your typical solution, but it seems to work for Archie (Quinn), who moves through the rest of the film thus connected. Audra McDonald appears in the final moments to sing a “death aria” into his mouth.

      Shadow Zone: The Undead Express (1996)

      Shadow Zone: The Undead Express

        • PG-13
        • 97 min
        • Drama

        Out of the darkness, the Grim Reaper appears in a graveyard among headstones and gargoyles. Elegantly cloaked, but masked by shadows, his eyes burn yellow as he tells us we all have a little evil inside us. Take Zach Kincaid... A lonely and intense 14-year-old horror movie junkie, Zach is a good kid but a little confused as a result of his parents' recent break-up. Perhaps for this reason, he often tends to stretch the truth. His friends, J.T. Heffernan, a computer geek, and Gabrielle...

        Sleepers (1996)

        Sleepers

        • 73%
        • R
        • 147 min
        • Crime

        To four boys growing up on the streets in the mid 1960s, Hell's Kitchen was a place of innocence ruled by corruption. The children who grew up there shared joyful times, but subscribed to a sacred social code: crimes against the neighborhood were not permitted. And when they did occur, punishment was severe. A decade and a half later, nothing can erase their painful memories, but the lessons of Hell's Kitchen allow them to even the score of the terrible hand that Fate had dealt them. In their...

        Supernatural (1996)

        Supernatural

          • Unrated
          • 100 min
          • Horror

          A woman sees her best friend murdered before her eyes, and thus becomes very traumatised. Her husband tells her to stay at home, where she discovers a little gris-gris bag. She opens the bag, without knowing it's magical origin and smells a powder. She begins investigating and discovers a strange address: "Academia #10". She then goes there and meets a witch, who warns her of the dangers of the powder she smell and the dark powers of voodoo. She then meets a psychologist, who...

          Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse (1996)

          Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse

            • Unrated
            • 105 min
            • Documentary

            She came to the New York City Ballet as a teenager from Ohio and captured the heart and soul of the great Mr. B, inspiring the seminal ballets of her era and setting off a star-crossed love triangle as fevered and bizarre as anything in THE RED SHOES. As the greatest ballerina of her time looks back on her amazing career in Anne Belle and Deborah Dickson's intimate portrait, the on-stage triumphs and backstage turmoil come to vivid life.

            Swingers (1996)

            Swingers

            • 87%
            • R
            • 94 min
            • Comedy

            An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, and is set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It's a story told in the language of the cocktail nation, a growing twentysomething retro-Swing dance movement that's taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York when he came to Hollywood to seek his acting fortune. Instead,...

            Talk to Me (1996)

            Talk to Me

              • Unrated
              • 120 min
              • Drama

              An idealistic talk show producer clashes with her ratings obsessed boss on a story involving a young prostitute.

              That Thing You Do! (1996)

              That Thing You Do!

              • 93%
              • PG
              • 108 min
              • Comedy

              It's the summer of 1964, and Guy Patterson is a salesman at his father's appliance store in Erie, Pennsylvania. By day, he sells toasters and transistor radios. But at night, he retreats to the basement, sits down at a set of drums, and disappears into a cloud of jazz percussion. In other words, he's ready to roll when a local rock band loses its drummer and asks him to sit in at a college talent show. One month later, The Wonders are shooting stars in the Play-Tone Records galaxy - with a...

              The Associate (1996)

              The Associate

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

              Financial analyst Laurel Ayres (WHOOPI GOLDBERG) is intelligent, sharpwitted and talented in matters of money. She seems to have all the right elements required for vaulting to the top of the Wall Street corporate ladder. But when Laurel fails to get a well-deserved promotion - given instead to her ethically-challenged, devious colleague Frank (TIM DALY) - she finally realizes that she likely will never crack the so-called "glass ceiling," a feat so easily and quickly accomplished by her male...

              The Boy Who Stopped Talking (1996)

              The Boy Who Stopped Talking

                • Unrated
                • 108 min
                • Drama

                Young Memo is a happy boy who lives in a small village in the east of Turkey. His father lives in The Netherlands, where he works as a foreign labourer. Things are not going too good in Turkey though, Memo and his family are Kurds. When Memo's father hears there's a war going on against the Kurds, he decides to take his family to The Netherlands. But Memo is not all happy about this, even though he almost immediately finds a friend, Jeroen after arriving in The Netherlands. He wants...

                The Canterville Ghost (1996)

                The Canterville Ghost

                  • PG
                  • 92 min
                  • Family

                  When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back home, and her dad, believing the ghost's pranks are Ginny's, is ready to send her back. But then Ginny actually meets the elusive 17th-century Sir Simon de Canterville (not to mention the cute teenaged duke next door), and she sets her...

                  The Chamber (1996)

                  The Chamber

                  • 12%
                  • R
                  • 113 min
                  • Drama

                  In 28 days, convicted killer and white supremacist Sam Cayhall, the oldest inmate on death, row in America, will die in the Mississippi gas chamber for the 1967 bombing murders of two small children. While counting down his final days, Sam is visited by a stranger: young, inexperienced law associate Adam Hall, who comes to Parchman Prison to try and save this unrepentant racist and find meaning in his own life.

                  Although his late father changed his family name, Adam is Sam's grandson.

                  The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)

                  The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

                    • R
                    • 108 min
                    • Comedy

                    In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly mayor of Colchester and his wife, whose two sons lust after her. She enjoys sex with handsome Rowland, who teaches her that money talks, but, realizing he only wants her as a mistress, she marries his duller brother Robin, who conveniently dies after five years, leaving her wealthy. She goes to...

                    The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

                    The Ghost and the Darkness

                    • 50%
                    • R
                    • 109 min
                    • Action

                    Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 130 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill them.

                    The Glimmer Man (1996)

                    The Glimmer Man

                    • 13%
                    • R
                    • 88 min
                    • Action

                    When a serial murderer with a macabre, ritualistic style plunges the families of Los Angeles into terror, the L.A.P.D., making no headway on the baffling case, are forced to summon the one man whose instinct and understanding of the criminal mind are unrivaled: Detective Jack Cole (Steven Seagal) from New York. This time, in the urban jungle of Los Angeles, Cole is not the killer hunting prey, but the hunter seeking a killer. The iconoclastic Cole is paired with seasoned local homicide...

                    The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)

                    The Last Days of Frankie the Fly

                      • R
                      • 96 min
                      • Comedy

                      Frankie is an unrespected little man, who works for mob bosses Sal and Vic. He meets Margaret, who is an ex-porn actress and plans to become a serious one, falls in love with her and tries to save her from Sal's influence. Written by Anonymous

                      The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

                      The Long Kiss Goodnight

                      • 67%
                      • R
                      • 120 min
                      • Action

                      Samantha Caine is a suburban school teacher suffering from amnesia. When Caine's mysterious past begins to haunt her idyllic life, she sets out on a desperate search to discover her true identity.

                      Aided by Mitch Henessey, a dead-beat private detective, the two follow a trail of clues into the middle of a conspiracy led by rogue elements of the U.S. intelligence community and a notorious international arms dealer. They slowly learn that Caine is much more than a PTA mom who cooks a mean lemon...

                      The People Next Door (1996)

                      The People Next Door

                        • Unrated
                        • 120 min
                        • Drama

                        When hapless Anna Morse decides to leave her violent husband for good and moves into an Albuquerque rental house with her three little daughters, things are gradually looking up again at first. But soon enough it all starts to fall apart when not only her newfound job and the love of her mother, but also the friendship of the caring next door neighbours all don't appear as reliable as they seemed. And then the real nightmare is about to begin... Written by Swie Tio...

                        The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

                        The People vs. Larry Flynt

                        • 87%
                        • R
                        • 130 min
                        • Biography

                        It was the early 1970s, the twilight of the sexual revolution in America, when a sex industry entrepreneur named Larry Flynt leveraged a small string of Ohio strip-clubs into the beginnings of a publishing empire. Hustler was a raw and raunchy magazine that pushed the limits of American tolerance. Its publisher, a grade-school dropout and Kentucky redneck, was nobody's hero, but circumstance would cast him as the era's last crusader. It was a role that brought Larry Flynt both ruin and glory....