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Recount: The Story of the 2000 Presidential Election (DVD)
1 hr. 56 min.
- Feature Film
Originally broadcast on HBO May 25, 2008.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Jay Roach and writer Danny Strong; a conversation between Kevin Spacey and the real Ron Klain; a conversation between Bob Balaban and the real Ben Ginsberg; the true inside story of the 2000 presidential election.
Summary:
Explores one of the most dramatic and controversial events in recent U.S. election history, which shook a nation's faith in the ability to stage a fair and open election.
Credits:
Produced by Michael Hausman; written by Danny Strong; directed by Jay Roach; music, Dave Grusin; editor, Alan Baumgarten; director of photography, Jim Denault.
Regarding Henry (DVD)
107 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991.
Summary:
A New York lawyer's fast-track rise is brought to a dead stop when a single gunshot leaves him with no memory of his previous lifestyle. Faced with starting over, he must learn the hard truth about a total stranger ... himself.
Credits:
Director, Mike Nichols; Producers, Scott Rudin, Mike Nichols; writer, Jeffrey Abrams; music, Hans Zimmer.
The Return of Martin Guerre (DVD)
123 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as motion picture in 1982.
In French, with English subtitles.
Summary:
The plot revolves around the unraveling of the identity of a 16th century peasant who disappeared as a young husband, and the man who returns to resume his marriage nine years later.
Credits:
Written by Jean-Claude Carriere and Daniel Vigne; director, Paul Maigret; photography, Andre Neau; editor, Denise de Casablanca; music, Michel Portal; historical advisor, Natalie Zemon Davis.
Reversal of Fortune (DVD)
112 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Based on the book of the same title by Alan M. Dershowitz.
Summary:
Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? Jeremy Irons plays von Bulow in an Academy Award winning performance of icy brittleness that also won a Golden Globe and Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics Best Actor Awards. Glen Close is wanly elegant as heiress Sunny. And Ron Silver portrays Harvard law professor Dershowitz, retained by von Bulow to uncover the evidence that will demolish the prosecution's case - and reverse a devastating verdict.
Credits:
Ccreenplay, Nicholas Kazan; producers, Edward R. Pressman and Oliver Stone; director, Barbet Schroeder; music, Mark Isham; editor, Lee Percy; production design, Mel Bourne; director of photography, Luciano Tovoli; co-producers, Elon Dershowitz and Nicholas Kazan; executive producer, Michael Rauch.
Ricochet (VHS)
104 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Summary:
Rookie cop Nick Styles' arrest of a ruthless psychotic killer, Blake, makes him a deadly enemy. Blake escapes from jail, faking his own death, and starts an intricate plan of revenge involving intimidation, public humiliation and murder. Nick is forced to return to the tough streets of his childhood and call on his old friend Odessa, a hustler and drug dealer, for help. Together they set a trap that pits Nick against the killer in a confrontation that will leave only one man alive and victorious.
Credits:
Director, Russell Mulcahy; producers, Joel Silver and Michael Levy; screenplay, Steven de Souza; story, Fred Dekker and Menno Meyjes; executive producer, Barry Josephson; co-producers, James Herbert and Suzanne Todd; director of photography, Peter Levy; editor, Peter Honess; costume designer, Marilyn Vance Straker; music, Alan Silvestri.
Rules of Engagement (DVD)
127 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
Summary:
Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero. But when a peacekeeping mission he leads in Yemen goes terribly worng, he finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, Childers, only hope of vindication rests with comrade-in-arms Hays Hodges a military lawyer of questionable abilities. Together, they face the battle of their lives.
Credits:
produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Scott Rudin; directed by William Friedkin; screenplay by Stephen Gaghan; directors of photography, William A. Fraker, Nicola Pecorini; edited by Augie Hess; music by Mark Isham; story by James Webb.
Rumpole of the Bailey (10 videocassettes)
104 min. each
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of Thames TV programs originally broadcast 1983-1988.
Based on John Mortimer's books.
Summary:
20 episodes of the Thames Television program Rumpole of the Bailey, originally broadcast 1983-1988.
Contents:
1. Rumpole and the genuine article; Rumpole and the old boy network.
2. Rumpole and the sporting life; Rumpole and the blind tasting.
3. Rumpole's last case; Rumpole and the judges elbow.
4. Rumpole and the old, old story; Rumpole and Portia.
5. Rumpole and the female of the species; Rumpole and the official secret.
6. Rumpole and the golden thread; Rumpole and the last resort.
7. Rumpole and the bubble reputation; Rumpole and the age of miracles.
8. Rumpole and the tap end; Rumpole and the quality of life.
9. Rumpole a la carte; Rumpole and the summer of discontent.
10. Rumpole at sea; Rumpole and the right to silence.
Credits:
Written by John Mortimer; produced by Irene Shubik and Jacqueline Davis; directed by Robert Knights.
Rumpole of the Bailey: The Complete Series (14 DVDs)
35 hrs.
- Feature Film
Based on John Mortimer's books.
Special features: feature-length bonus movie "Rumpole's return"; Mortimer's musings: an interview with John Mortimer; Mckern's memories with actress Abigail Mckern (daughter of Leo McKern); Episode introductions with John Mortimer; Spot the Barrister highlighting John Mortimer's impromptu appearances; newspaper evidence; John Mortimer biography; John Mortimer bibliography and selected credits; about the Old Bailey; Official executioners of Newgate Prison.
Summary:
All the episodes of the Thames Television program Rumpole of the Bailey, originally broadcast 1983-1988.
Contents:
Set 1. v. 1. Rumpole and the younger generation -- Rumpole and the alternative society -- Rumpole and the honourable member -- Rumpole and the married lady -- v. 2. Rumpole and the learned friends -- Rumpole and the heavy brigade -- Rumpole and the man of God -- v. 3. Rumpole and the case of identity -- Rumpole and the show folk -- Rumpole and the fascist beast -- v. 4. Rumpole and the course of true love -- Rumpole and the age for retirement -- Rumpole's return -- Set 2. v. 1. Rumpole and the genuine article -- Rumpole and the golden thread -- Rumpole and the old boy net -- v. 2. Rumpole and the female of the species -- Rumpole and the sporting life -- Rumpole and the last resort -- v. 3. Rumpole and the old, old story -- Rumpole and the blind tasting -- Rumpole and the official secret -- v. 4. Rumpole and the judge's elbow -- Rumpole and the bright seraphim -- Rumpole's last case -- Set 3. v. 1. Rumpole and the bubble reputation -- Rumpole and the barrow boy -- Rumpole and the age of miracles -- v. 2. Rumpole and the tap end -- Rumpole and Portia -- Rumpole and the quality of life -- v. 3. Rumpole a la carte -- Rumpole and the summer of discontent -- Rumpole and the right to silence -- v. 4. Rumpole at sea -- Rumpole and the quacks -- Rumpole for the prosecution -- v. 5. Rumpole and the children of the devil -- Rumpole and the miscarriage of justice -- Rumpole and the eternal triangle -- v. 6. Rumpole and the reform of Joby Jonson -- Rumpole and the family pride -- Rumpole on trial.
Credits:
Written by John Mortimer; produced by Irene Shubik and Jacqueline Davis; directed by Robert Knights.
Runaway Jury (DVD)
122 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003. Based on the novel by John Grisham.
Summary:
After a man dies in a shooting incident, his wife files a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the gun. Her lawyer argues that the firm in question knew the shop which sold the weapon was not following federal regulations. As the case goes to trial, the firearm manufacturer takes no chances on the outcome, and they hire Rankin Fitch, a "jury consultant" who makes it his business to see that he knows enough about the jurors to be able to guarantee the result of the trial.
Credits:
Producers, Gary Fleder, Christopher Mankiewicz, Arnon Milchan; screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland, Matthew Chapman; director, Gary Fleder; director of photography, Robert Elswit; art director, Scott Plauche; editor, William Steinkamp; music, Christopher Young; costume designer, Abigail Murray; production designer, Nelson Coates; visual effects supervisor/producer, Mark Spatny.
Selma (DVD)
128 min.
- Feature Film
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture. Special features: Selma student tickets: donor appreciation; National Voting Rights Museum and Institute.
Summary:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
Credits:
Paramount Pictures, Pathe� and Harpo Films present; a Plan B/Cloud Eight Films/Harpo Films production; in association with Ingenious Media; produced by Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner; written by Paul Webb; directed by Ava DuVernay. Music by Jason Moran; edited by Spencer Averick; director of photography, Bradford Young.

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