During the campaign for reelection, the crooked politician Paul Madvig decides to clean up his past, refusing the support of the gangster Nick Varna and associating to the respectable reformist politician Ralph Henry. When Ralph\'s son, Taylor Henry, a gambler and the lover of Paul\'s sister Opal, is murdered, Paul\'s right arm, Ed Beaumont, finds his body on the street. Nick uses the financial situation of The Observer to force the publisher Clyde Matthews to use the newspaper to raise the suspicion that Paul Madvig might have killed Taylor.
Friday afternoon in North London, Jack makes one final bet at the bookies. He goes all in for a treble win - A risky gamble at best - but in the event his horse wins all three races, Jack and his friends are set to net a small fortune. When it looks as though the odds are finally turning in Jack\'s favour, there is a sudden vested interest in his betting slip. Jack must do everything within his power to keep his betting slip out of harm\'s way and rightfully claim his winnings.
\"Out of the Darkness\" is a gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. \"Son of Sam\" - the infamous serial killer who stalked New York City in the 1970s.
A black man is sentenced to death for the brutal death of three people. However, weeks before his execution, new evidence indicating his possible innocence arises. William H. Macy stars as the defense attorney who must quickly determine his innocence and find the information to free his client. Meanwhile the original prosecuting attorney is concerned about her future if she bungled the case. The investigating officer, who is her lover, is totally convinced that they got the right man and is more than willing to destroy any evidence that indicates otherwise. Not so easily cast off is the confession of a dying man, who claims he actually did the crime and framed the other man.
A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily ...
Johnnie Cooper served time for an armed robbery that his father and brother also participated in. When he\'s released from jail, he\'s determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas ...
A girl is killed and raped minutes after fighting with her boyfriend (Jeff) and he left her. Jeff is the assistant of professor Caldwell at the university, and he wanted to return with his ...
Police Beat is a highly unconventional crime film in which the protagonist Z is so preoccupied with his possibly unfaithful girlfriend that he never once acknowledges criminal world that swirls around him. The crimes Z encounters become mirrors of the his turbulent inner state, allowing him to philosophize about his unstable romantic relationship as well as his own development as an emotional being. While Z\'s regular interactions are in English, his thoughts the film\'s narration are in his native Wolof, the primary language of West Africa. In this way, Police Beat is an unusual portrait of an immigrant new to the United States that focuses less on the protagonist\'s socio-economic difficulties than on his emotional responses to American life.
Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic...
A young woman bound in the front seat of a parked car watches helpless as her captor methodically digs a grave in the desert ground. The bloody lifeless body of her boyfriend lies framed in the rear-view mirror, a fate she will fight at all costs to avoid for herself. But this is only the beginning of a brutal struggle where survival could be worse than death.
Department of State courier Mike Kells ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
When a young man, down on his luck, learns about his father\'s killer\'s parole, it sets off a cat and mouse chase through the hostile desert, searching for a hidden family inheritance.
B-movie throwback Nativesploitation about a male gigolo and his unscrupulous madam.
Jeff, a cop goes to visit his ex-wife Susan who has remarried to a guy named Lombardi. Just as Jeff enters their building some men come in and are looking for Lombardi but he\'s not there so they take Susan. The leader tells Susan that Lombardi worked for them and that he was engaged to his sister but he left and ran off with some of their money. Lombardi runs into Jeff and they work together to try and rescue Susan.
The movie opens as Johnny Thompson loses a vital MMA match in Vegas. Because of his unscrupulous dealings, he flees Vegas and returns to his hometown of Kansas City. Things heat up when Joe McCray, the bookie from Vegas, arrives in Kansas City with two of his lackeys to collect from Johnny. As this is occurring, Jason and Tom Perkins, a father son duo who operate a nail salon, are looking for partners to join in their daring bank heists after one of their partners is killed. Jason and Tom learn that Johnny, with whom they worked with years before, is back in town. They decide to approach Johnny with an \"opportunity\". Johnny agrees to join them, but the situation progressively deteriorates when the FBI and Joe McCray begin to suspect (with good reason) that Johnny is behind the bank heists. An array of characters enter the picture to complicate the plot, including: Eric Hoffman (a corrupt banker), Brennan (an amateur race car driver), Jason\'s wife, Johnny\'s son, Johnny\'s ex-wife, Earnest Williams (Johnny\'s Trainer), and Johnny\'s girlfriend. The only way for the \"crew\" to unwind themselves from all the complications is to complete one last heist - a heist worth more than just the Benjamin\'s they are after!
When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the ...
This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
When hard drugs invade a small town, local and federal law enforcement find themselves working together. Navigating the minefield of local political officials and junkie confidential informants, the team seeks to root out a sinister network of \"meth\" cooks and dealers threatening to change the face of Long Island\'s picture perfect suburban north shore.
Epicenter concerns brassy, beautiful Amanda Foster, a down-on-her-luck San Francisco F.B.I. Agent who\'s been assigned to protect a Computer Hacker-turned-State\'s-Witness, Nick Constantine, from the mob. On the Day of the assignment, the city is rocked by a devastating earthquake, forcing Amanda and Nick to fight their way through the ravaged city streets while being pursued by ruthless assassins and a corrupt F.B.I. Agent.
Something terrible passes through the off-grid town of Sangre de Cristo on the Arizona-Mexico border, and all 57 inhabitants disappear overnight, leaving nothing but bloody trails. Suspicion falls on the lone survivor, an illegal immigrant; but a roll of photos he took that night tells a different story.
A story about the rise and fall of United Red Army, a real life 70s short-lived Japanese armed revolutionary communist movement similar to more famous Red Brigades in Italy or Baader-Meinhof Group (a.k.a. Red Army Faction) in West Germany.
This movie deals with a television network hoping to draw the biggest ratings ever while televising an execution live into the home of every American family.
Boston, 1926. The \'20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city\'s most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa\'s Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.
Curdled: Gabriella, a Columbian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with a post-murder cleaning service and during a Blue-Blood clean-up job, discovers evidence that police have overlooked.
Two master thieves go at odds with one another as one sets the other up for a crime. The first, a suave pro who does his job and then hides in his own privacy, listening to old jazz records...
Ben is a small-time gangster who gets the opportunity to earn a lot of money. His boss sends him to a remote ranch with bag full of drugs and orders him to wait for the buyer. But the routine drug deal turns to disaster because of Ben\'s unprofessional associates.
A female police detective tries to track down a gang of teenage bank robbers while dealing with sexual harassment on the job, and her troubled home life.
Parker Kane (Jeff Fahey) is a former Police Detective turned Private Investigator. When close friend Joey (David Cureso) is murdered, leaving behind a briefcase full of money, Kane sets out to find out who was responsible. The trail of clues leads to a major scam involving illegal dumping of toxic waste.
In April 2009 three young men were killed in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Authorities Never Found the Murderer. He Found Them. Only hours after three young men were gunned down in cold blood, Dwayne Nelson walked into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession, Dwayne Nelson was allowed to go free because of a loophole in the American Constitution. Award Winning Canadian Documentarian Julian T. Pinder (Trouble in the Peace, Land, Jesus Town) travels to Yellowstone in a cinematic and compelling chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation. How did the United States Constitution, the supreme law of the United States of America, let a guilty man go free? In his hunt for answers Pinder breaks the first rule of documentary film making by allowing himself to become a subject in the story; risking his life and others when he finds evidence that could re-open the case of the Yellowstone Murders years later. In Pinder\'s POPULATION ZERO we come to find the only thing more shocking than the crime itself are the bizarre events that followed.
An ex-con sets out in search of his kidnapped sister through the criminal underbelly of Shreveport, Louisiana.
A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private investigator had been tailing the woman for her ex-husband. Realizing what happened, the investigator launches a blackmail scheme. The critic turns the tables after the investigator turns in his report. Meanwhile the police enter the case. Led by a detective with screenwriting ambitions, the chief suspect becomes the critic. But the detective\'s ambitions shrouds his judgment. He invites the critic to dinner and an affair with the detective\'s wife is initiated. Meanwhile, the critic\'s regular girl friend is suspicious of the whole affair.
Jack Flange leaves the big city for a respite in Australia\'s Hawkesbury River region, where generations of oyster fishermen (and maybe one woman) have made a living, built histories, and piled up grievances. Jack finds a small-town mentality, with pluses and minuses. There\'s also a recent burglary and lots of missing cash. Jack gets a job oystering; his boss is separated from a woman of invention, Jack\'s attracted to a chambermaid turned letter carrier, and there are plenty of mine fields for a city boy to step through. Jack also has a sister, who\'s ill, to worry about. It\'s a river journey of self discovery. Is he passing through, or has he found home?
Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.
It\'s 1933 and prohibition has proven very profitable for corrupt cops like Jack Malone. He collects \'luxury tax\' from every bootlegger and scofflaw in town. Shaking down the newly opened speakeasy should\'ve been simple, but instead, Jack and his men uncover a clan of vampires hell bent on taking over the town.
A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound.
Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory).
Killers: A brother and sister face the wrath of the mafia when they refuse to hand over their bar to pay his gambling debts.