1997 August Movies

 (1997)

Event Horizon

  • 23%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Horror

In 2047, a rescue mission is sent to the outer reaches of the solar system to salvage the Event Horizon, a prototype spaceship missing for the last seven years. As the crew members search for survivors, they find hints of the nightmarish fate that overtook its vanished crew -- and discover a horror no one ever imagined, even among the deepest reaches of outer space.

 (1997)

Spawn

  • 19%
  • PG-13
  • 96 min
  • Action

After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda (Theresa Randle). In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons agrees to lead Hell's Army in the destruction of mankind.

As he begins to discover and exercise the extraordinary new strengths provided by his new malevolent master, he is approached by two mysterious figures. Cogliostro (Nicol Williamson) encourages Spawn to fight the devil and reign as a true champion for humankind, while Clown (John Leguizamo) prods Spawn to lead the Armageddon.

With nefarious players on either side, Spawn must carefully navigate his obsessive revenge to avert the destruction of the human race.

 (1997)

Cop Land

  • 72%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Crime

The local sheriff in Garrison, NJ, Freddy Heflin (Sylvester Stallone), tries to uphold the law in a town primarily inhabited by NYPD officers who live in Garrison, but work in the city -- and, unofficially, "run" his town which is known as Cop Land. When NYPD "hero cop" Murray Babitch (Michael Rapaport) kills a couple of late-night joyriders on his way home to Garrison from a bar -- after they sideswipe his car -- his police "brothers" who all live in Garrison engage in a cover-up.

What really happened to Babitch and the two deceased motorists has become the subject of an intense media frenzy, bringing big-city internal affairs investigator Moe Tilden (Robert De Niro) onto the scene. Now, this small-town sheriff and big-city investigator are joining forces to uncover the secrets that will expose the corruption, change the rules and alter the entire landscape of Cop Land.

 (1997)

G.I. Jane

  • 55%
  • R
  • 125 min
  • Action

Navy Intelligence officer Lt. Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore) sets a historic precedent when she is recruited as a test case to be the first woman allowed to train for the Navy Seals. Selected for her courage, skills, and level headedness, O'Neil is determined to succeed in the most demanding, most merciless and most honored fighting force in the world. Under the relentless command of Master Chief John Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen), O'Neil is put through weeks of physical and emotional hell, and is not expected to succeed. Indeed, military and high ranking government officials are counting on her to fail.

 (1997)

The Full Monty

  • 95%
  • R
  • 91 min
  • Comedy

Six unemployed steel workers, inspired by the Chippendale's dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

 (1997)

Mimic

  • 61%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Horror

Dr. Susan Tyler (Mire Sorvino) and her husband, Dr. Peter Mann Jeremy Northam), deputy director, Centers for Disease Control, team up in New York City where, to all appearances, they successfully eradicate an epidemic threatening the lives of scores of children.

Three years later, what seemed like a stroke of genetic engineering genius has come back to haunt them with a vengeance. Their cure has taken on a life of it's own. They've altered the balance of nature, and nature is striking back.

 (1997)

Conspiracy Theory

  • 52%
  • R
  • 135 min
  • Action

Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) lives in fear of a past he can't remember, spending his working hours driving a cab in New York City, talking compulsively about the conspiracies he thinks lurk behind everything. Alice (Julia Roberts) is a dedicated Justice Department attorney working in New York, living with compulsions of her own: since her father, a noted federal judge, was mysteriously murdered several years ago, Alice has been unable to accept the official explanation of his death - or the identity of the killer.

Alice has little patience for Jerry and his eccentricities. But when Jerry is abducted by the enigmatic Dr. Jonas (Patrick Stewart), an urbane government psychiatrist, and the escape from the horrific encounter nearly kills Jerry, Alice, who now feels compelled to listen, suddenly finds herself -- along with Jerry -- in a desperate flight for their lives. In the process, they discover the truth about a shocking event that reveals secrets both of them must understand.

 (1997)

Money Talks

  • 16%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Action

A jailbreak accidentally sets fast-talking petty con-artist Franklin Hatchet (Chris Tucker) on the run under suspicion of murder. now the whole city is on his trail and the only person who can help him clear his name is television reporter James Russell (Charlie Sheen).

Together, they're caught in the hillarious crossfile between cops, crooks and commandos attempting to retrieve a fortune in diamonds.

 (1997)

Air Bud

  • 43%
  • PG
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

Rebounding from his father's untimely death, 12-year-old Josh Framm (KEVIN ZEGERS) moves with his family to the sleepy town of Fernfield, Washington. The new kid on the block, Josh has no friends and is too shy to try out for the school basketball team. However, when practicing on an abandoned court, he befriends a runaway golden retriever named Buddy. Making like a canine Michael Jordan, Buddy astounds Josh with his ability to score baskets.

Josh and Buddy eventually make the school team, and the dog's extraordinary on-court antics spark a media frenzy. However, when Buddy's nasty former owner, Norm Snively (MICHAEL JETER), comes along with a scheme to cash in on the pup's celebrity, Josh and Buddy must keep one step ahead of the brute while rallying the town's school team to the state basketball finals.

 (1997)

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

  • 60%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Fantasy

Based somewhat more authentically on the Grimm Brothers' story of a young woman who is unliked by her stepmother, the film includes the talking mirror, a poisoned apple, and some ruffian gold (not diamond) miners (and they aren't dwarfs or cute). It takes place at the time of the Crusades, and depicts the attitudes of the wealthy and the peasant classes toward one another. Written by BOB STEBBINS