1997 October Movies

Boogie Nights (1997)

Boogie Nights

  • 92%
  • R
  • 155 min
  • Drama

A dark comedy following the rise and fall of Eddie Adams, a handsome, uneducated teenager who works in the kitchen of a popular San Fernando Valley nightclub. Back at home, Eddie has to face the oppressive company of a passive father and a domineering mother who keeps reminding him he's stupid and a failure. But when he's spotted at the club by Jack Horner, a successful porn producer, Eddie is instantly lured to a promising career in the adult entertainment industry.

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

The Devil's Advocate

  • 66%
  • R
  • 144 min
  • Drama

Kevin Lomax is a success in the courtroom and out of it, a young Florida defense attorney who's never lost a case. Lomax enjoys a happy marriage with his sexy young wife, Mary Ann, and even has a good relationship with his straitlaced, churchgoing mother. In fact, things seem just about perfect for Kevin - nearly Heaven on Earth. But not exactly.

After winning a most distasteful victory for his client, a convicted child-molester, Lomax is invited to join a prestigous New York law firm and...

Gummo (1997)

Gummo

  • 33%
  • R
  • 89 min
  • Drama

Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

I Know What You Did Last Summer

  • 36%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Horror

On graduation night, Julie, Helen, Ray and Barry get into Barry's new Beamer and rush off into the night. No one sees the body that seems to fly out of nowhere directly into the new car's grill. There is only one way out of this nightmare, only one place where the body can never be traced back to them ... and as they push the body off a seaside pier, they think their secret slides into the murky depths with it. They're wrong.

The four friends swear to take their secret to their graves. But...

Kiss the Girls (1997)

Kiss the Girls

  • 30%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Crime

Forensic detective and best-selling crime author Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) is cool and professional about his work, passionate and protective about his family. When his niece Naomi (Gina Ravera) turns up missing from her college campus in North Carolina, Cross knows he must apply his formidable investigative skills to search for her.

Arriving in Durham, Cross learns a special Task Force Office is already operating and that Naomi isn't the only victim. Seven other girls are missing and two...

U-Turn (1997)

U-Turn

  • 59%
  • R
  • 125 min
  • Crime

Miles from nowhere, speeding down the open road, Bobby Cooper's (Sean Penn) feeling good. And why shouldn't he be? On a path beaten by thousands of small time gamblers before him, Bobby's on his way to pay offal debt in Las Vegas. Russian gangsters had Bobby behind the eight ball. All that's behind him now that he's flushed with green. But just like life, when you think you've got it made, something happens. It's hard to believe where a busted radiator hose will get you.

Rocket Man (1997)

Rocket Man

    • PG
    • 95 min
    • Comedy

    The United States' first manned space mission to Mars is approaching its scheduled lift-off, but NASA finds itself T-minus one astronaut, after the flight team's accident-prone rocket scientist is grounded. When astronut Fred Z. Randall (Harland Williams), the ingenious-yet-bumbling designer of the ship's operating system, is chosen to join the mission, the rest of the flight crew is less than thrilled. The closest Fred has gotten to outer space was as a kid, when he pretended to orbit the...

    Live Flesh (1997)

    Live Flesh

      • R
      • 103 min
      • Drama

      Carne Trémula is a thriller about a heterosexual couple’s meeting and becoming a couple. Based on a novel by American author Ruth Rendel this version from director Almodovar is extremely altered.

      Red Corner (1997)

      Red Corner

      • 32%
      • R
      • 122 min
      • Crime

      Jack Moore (Richard Gere), a high-profile international lawyer, is in China for business. Moore sleeps with a young woman, and wakes up to find her dead in his bed. Falsely accused of murder, Moore's only chance is his Chinese advocate Yuelin (Bai Ling). The rules and laws are different, and Moore must convince Yuelin of his innocence and unravel the chain of events that has entrapped him.

      A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

      A Life Less Ordinary

      • 39%
      • R
      • 103 min
      • Comedy

      Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss's daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels" who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together. The "angels" are so successful that the daughter soon turns on her father in order to save her captor.

      "The Practice" First Degree

        • R
        • 47 min
        • Crime

        An adulterer is charged with the murder of her affluent husband as well as her lover are defended by Bobby and another office attorney. A cop just a few years shy of retirement quits his job and is seeking disability compensation claiming that being a cop caused him to become a racist. Lindsay is surprised to be told by Jimmy that she is is the subject of an erotic dream, Written by lemoviecritic

        Alien Avengers II (1997)

        Alien Avengers II

          • R
          • 89 min
          • Comedy

          Sci-fi comedy directed by Dave Payne.

          Annabelle's Wish (1997)

          Annabelle's Wish

            • G
            • 54 min
            • Family

            A lovable calf named Annabelle born on Christmas Eve has a very special wish... to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. Based on the farm legend that Santa gives voices to the animals for one day each year, this tender tale of friendship and compassion begins when Annabelle makes friends with Billy, a young boy who cannot talk, and a friendly bunch of barnyard animals. Together they contend with Billy's mean aunt and the bullies in the neighborhood. Annabelle shows everyone the true meaning of...

            Barbara (1997)

            Barbara

              • Unrated
              • 143 min
              • Documentary

              Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious scruples, he falls victim to Barbara's at once innocent and sinful charm. The appearance of the charming and gallant Andreas Heide in Thorshavn puts their love to the severest of tests. Written by L.H. Wong <[email protected]>

              Best Man: 'Best Boy' and All of Us Twenty Years Later (1997)

              Best Man: 'Best Boy' and All of Us Twenty Years Later

                • Unrated
                • 90 min
                • Documentary

                Mentally retarded Philly Wohl, in his late sixties, lives in a group home in Queens, New York. He takes classes, maintains relationships, is beloved by friends and family, travels to Los Angeles for a visit with his cousin Ira, and prepares for a rite of passage: his Bar Mitzvah. His older sister Fran is a consistent, wise, and loving presence in his life. Written by Eileen Berdon <[email protected]>

                Bounce Ko Gals (1997)

                Bounce Ko Gals

                • 53%
                • Unrated
                • 110 min
                • Drama

                Lisa is 16. She is leaving for New York tommorow at 11 a.m. She saved some money but she would like to get some more - just in case. As she tries to make money by shooting a video for girls-in-school-uniforms-demanding men she loses everything except her ticket. She meets two highschool girls, Raku and Jonko, professional call-girls, and spends the last night with them trying to make up the money that was stolen from her. Written by Prague Indies <[email protected]>

                Breaking Up (1997)

                Breaking Up

                  • R
                  • 90 min
                  • Comedy

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                  Buried Alive II (1997)

                  Buried Alive II

                    • PG-13
                    • 97 min
                    • Horror

                    Clint Goodman, the man whose wife and lover tried to get rid of him by giving him a toxin that made him appear to be dead but wasn't. He would be buried alive. He would wake up in the coffin and would exact revenge on his wife and her lover. His friend, the Sheriff tells to leave town and never come back. But when his friend dies, Clint comes back for the funeral. At the funeral, the man's niece, Laura who knows Clint sees him but he leaves before she could approach him. Laura is...

                    Colors Straight Up (1997)

                    Colors Straight Up

                      • Unrated
                      • 94 min
                      • Documentary

                      The non-profit organization, Colors United, teaches drama to a group of inner city kids. The culmination of the theater education is a musical called _Watts Side Story_

                      Critical Care (1997)

                      Critical Care

                      • 59%
                      • R
                      • 107 min
                      • Comedy

                      A fast-track second-year resident, Dr. Werner Ernst (James Spader) is at the brink of a dazzling career until Felicia Potter (Kyra Sedgwick), the daughter of one of Werner's barely alive patients, struts into his life. Felicia is locked in a struggle with her devout and dowdy sister, Connie (Margo Martindale), over the fate of their father. The senior Potter's life is totally dependent on the mechanical, chemical, and electronic wonders of the ICU's futuristic technologies. While Felicia...