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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Children of Heaven

    • 89 min
    • Drama

    Triumphant prizewinner at many prestigious film festivals, this uplifitng, crowd-pleasing story of family and love was also nominated for an Academy Award(R) as Best Foreign Language Film!

     (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)

    Affliction

    • 87%
    • R
    • 114 min
    • Drama

    WADE WHITEHOUSE (Nick Nolte) lives and works in the small, economically - depressed town of Lawford, New Hampshire, a place that seems to have no past and no future. Life has not been kind to Wade. His marriage to LILLIAN (Mary Beth Hurt) is over, and he rarely gets to see his daughter, JILL (Brigid Tierney). He works for GORDON LARIVIERE (Holmes Osborne,) a local businessman, and serves as the town's police officer, a glorified traffic cop. But, mostly Wade just tries to get through the day without screwing up -- something he does regularly.

     (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)

    Excess Baggage

    • 32%
    • PG-13
    • 101 min
    • Action

    Emily T. Hope (Alicia Silverstone) is a brazen teenager looking for love and an identity. Unfortunately, she is emotionally neglected by her father, Alexander (Jack Thompson). Unable to win his approval, Emily has had to resort to a series of dangerous stunts to gain her father's attention, all to no avail. So there's only one thing left to do: kidnap herself and hold herself for ransom!

    After locking herself in the trunk of her car to await her rescue, she is instead mistakenly kidnapped by professional car thief Vincent Roche (Benicio Del Toro) who was only after her BMW. As Emily and Vincent spend time together in their efforts to outwit and elude the various uncles, goons and cops on their trail, they begin to open up to each other. They come to realize that each has something to give the other and that perhaps they are looking for the same thing.