1997 August Movies

Event Horizon (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.

G.I. Jane (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...

The Full Monty (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.

Cop Land (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....

Conspiracy Theory (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...

Mimic (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.

Children of Heaven (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!

    Air Bud (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,...

    Steel (1997)

    Steel

      • PG-13
      • 97 min
      • Action

      On the streets of Los Angeles, a group of street punks are up to their usual rough stuff...except that suddenly they're using weapons that no one has ever seen or heard of before: high-tech, super-powerful devices that look like something from the next century.

      Across town, in a far more private location, a power-hungry government agent gone bad is offering these same superweapons to the world's criminal masterminds. Now that criminals have seen the product demonstrated on the streets of...

      Hoodlum (1997)

      Hoodlum

      • 43%
      • R
      • 130 min
      • Crime

      Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do With It?) heads an all-star ensemble in this gritty urban crime drama chronicling the rise of Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson, who became the king of the numbers racket in 1930s Harlem.

      Affliction (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...

      12 Angry Men (1997)

      12 Angry Men

      • 92%
      • PG-13
      • 117 min
      • Crime

      During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 film version (directed by Sidney Lumet) and from the Westinghouse One television production that predated it. George C. Scott won a Golden Globe for his supporting role; righteous juror Jack Lemmon was denied such an honor for Best Actor, but recipient...

      2103: The Deadly Wake (1997)

      2103: The Deadly Wake

        • R
        • 100 min
        • Sci-Fi

        Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that the ship is a prison ship, and the cargo are criminally insane inmates. Murdoch's other problem: someone has planted bombs aboard the vessel. Murdoch's acrimonious relationship with the prison warden lends extra drama to the story. Written by Ken Miller <[email protected]>

        24 7: Twenty Four Seven (1997)

        24 7: Twenty Four Seven

          • R
          • 96 min
          • Comedy

          In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and into doing something they can believe in: Boxing. Darcy opens a boxing club, aiming to bring the rival gangs together.

          A Smile Like Yours (1997)

          A Smile Like Yours

          • 7%
          • Unrated
          • 98 min
          • Comedy

          A childless couple attempting to conceive discover that his sperm are "lazy". Several trips to a fertility clinic prove fruitless. Also, the wife had surreptitiously quit taking the pill and provided her doctor with a sperm sample before the husband agreed to start trying to have a baby. The deception alienates the husband for a time. To compound things, a female architect has the hots for the husband and lures him out of town on business at exactly the wrong time. Written by Tony...

          Bleak Future (1997)

          Bleak Future

            • PG
            • 73 min
            • Sci-Fi

            The end is here. Civilization has collapsed. Technology has been forgotten, and History is Hearsay. Slangman is the smartest man in the known world. Together with the mute, spear-wielding Scotsman known as Atlatl and the beautiful yet dim actress, Femme, he must find The Source, a legendary oracle of ancient technology. But the evil archaeologist Dr. Obvious conspires with the sinister mutant bounty hunter Malathion Man to reach The Source first.

            ...

            Breeders (1997)

            Breeders

              • R
              • 78 min
              • Sci-Fi

              It's an invasion of the most personal and terrifying kind. When a meteorite crash lands onto a Boston college campus and an alien beast is released, only one man understands its mission to mate. From the depths of an all girls college, the grotesque monster stalks his prey in a cat-and-mouse chase until the final conflict where only one species can survive.

              Broadway Damage (1997)

              Broadway Damage

              • 29%
              • Unrated
              • 110 min
              • Comedy

              A quirky, romantic comedy about the complexity and frustration of finding a true love in the gay community. Marc is a struggling actor who finds an apartment in NYC by searching the obituaries. He lives with his out-of-work, eccentric fag-hag Cynthia. His best friend, Robert, is secretly in love with Marc, while Marc falls head over heels for flighty studio musician David. Things heat up as Marc's desire for David keeps him waiting by the phone, while Cynthia gets financially cut off from...

              Dead Tides (1997)

              Dead Tides

                • R
                • 100 min
                • Action

                A tough, honorable former Navy SEAL gets more than he bargained for - but more than he can handle - when he accepts a job captaining a ship for a mysterious, sexy woman who turns out to be the wife of a ruthless and violent drug kingpin. Guess what's in the cargo hold.

                Deceiver (1997)

                Deceiver

                  • R
                  • 106 min
                  • Crime

                  Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park...