Cold WarNovember 8, 2012
They say Hong Kong is the safest city in Asia. But tonight, a police van has been hijacked along with the arms, equipment and the five officers aboard, one of the hostages being the only son of police deputy commissioner M.B. Lee! With the chief commissioner away on a conference overseas, the fiery Lee immediately takes command of the rescue operation – codenamed "Cold War" – but the mysterious kidnappers clearly know the police procedures and are therefore in an advantageous position. Objecting to Lee's aggressive but futile methods, the other deputy commissioner Sean Lau steps in at this time of crisis to lead the operation. But even Lau's careful plan to negotiate with the kidnappers ends up a failure, losing the $50 million cash ransom and the life of his lieutenant in the process. Meanwhile, the ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) begins to investigate Lau and Lee on suspicion of having hidden ties to the kidnappers...
Veronica GuerinOctober 17, 2003
In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor, a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan, the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.
The Salton SeaFebruary 2, 2002
After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.
FreshAugust 24, 1994
Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a junkie who sleeps with the dealers that Fresh sells for. As the story progresses Fresh realizes that he doesn't want to sell drugs anymore - he wants revenge.
Radio ArrowOctober 16, 1998
Five friends Freccia, Bruno, Tito, Jena and Boris are very keen on music but they live in a little town in northern Italy and spend most of their days at the local bar. They decide to set up an independent radio which soon becomes the voice of a generation. When Freccia dies from an overdose the radio takes his name.
Over the EdgeNovember 2, 1979
The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his screen debut in this updated, well-done "Rebel Without a Cause." Shelved for several years, the movie was finally released after Dillon made it big. Sleeper with excellent direction and dialogue.
Nil by MouthOctober 10, 1997
The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making him live on his own. Raymond is generally a rough and even violent person, and that leads to problems in the life of the family.
National Lampoon's TV: The MovieAugust 6, 2006
A celebration of the ever increasing depravity of television in our society-- it's a channel surfing adventure through the most utterly ridiculous spoofed television programming and commercials.
ChikoFebruary 9, 2008
This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and drug taking are the norm. Where down is not an option, Chiko is determined to rise to the top, whatever and whomever it costs.
15: The MovieJanuary 16, 2004
Fast, frenetic, and furious best describe the story of five teenage boys all but abandoned by the system, estranged from any parents, and discarded by life in general. They build a world of there own in which gangs, drugs, fighting, body piercing, self-harm, and even suicide are considered commonplace. The film highlights their harrowing place in time and this small world; where brotherhood is valued above all else. Impressively acted by actual street kids, the movie highlights a gritty side of modern-day Singaporean life.
Angel TerminatorsOctober 10, 1992
Two Hong Kong policewomen (Ida and Hon) take on a Japanese boss who has returned from a seven-year exile to retake his old turf.
Mr. UntouchableOctober 26, 2007
The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord. Follow his life story from his rough childhood to the last days of his life.
The Tiger GangAugust 20, 1971
Captain Tom Rowland and Commissioner X are sent to smash the Red Tigers Gang,which is responsible for the smuggling of drugs from Afghanistan to US. Both come to Pakistan and do a joint operation with the help of Pakistani Agencies. SP.Ali and Jacky Clay joins the Commissioner X's team in Pakistan.
I Won't Let You DownMarch 2, 2001
"FRIENDS...THREE YEARS LATER" School is finally out. Valle and Quimi, a couple since childhood, decide to celebrate with their gang on a trip to the coast. They feel free and swear that they will always be together. But three years later, everything is quite different. A party at the high school unites them all again. They haven't seen each other for years and the tension is thick. Something unexpected changed the course of their lives. Valle is a dancer at a club and attracted to Ray, the owner, who is also an art dealer under pressure to use his nightspot to peddle drugs.
Rollin' with the NinesApril 21, 2006
Too Fine and his friends Finny, Pushy and Rage hope to set up a successful urban underground garage...
The Venom of DrugsDecember 6, 2017
An all-too-real film on the country's current war on drugs, the film tackles the angle of the family members and community of addicts and pushers.
Freak OutAugust 1, 2003
In 1977, teenager Wayne (Nick Foster) gathers his two friends, female runaway Rhonda (Sarah Ogg) and disco club hopper Tim (David Gobble), for a drug party located in the suburban home of quiet recluse Dean (Brad Jones). But unknown to Tim and Rhonda are the horrible secrets which lie in Dean's basement storage room. Dean is the uncaptured child murderer who uses his basement as a torture dungeon with the help of Wayne and fellow teenager David (Buford Stowers). When the drugs and alcohol mix get higher throughout the night, not even so called friends are safe from the sadistic bloodlust of Dean. Inspired by the true story of notorious serial murderer Dean Corll.
Philip K Dick: A Day in the AfterlifeApril 9, 1994
A poetic look at the life and legacy of legendary author Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), who wrote over over a hundred short stories and 44 novels of mind-bending sci-fi, exploring themes of authority, drugs, theology, mental illness and much more.
ChaosJuly 22, 2006
The movie is about three brothers and a sister. The brothers include a would-be tough guy thug, a sleazy lawyer and an anarchist. The anarchist and the sister (Maria Strzelecka) have a thing for each other that is more than just sibling affection. Each of them is facing a problem of their own making. A lot depends on how they deal with their issues, as there isn't much lower they can stoop other than being dead. In the beginning of the film there is a lot going on, which makes it a little hard to follow, but that goes along with the theme of chaos.
Yesterday's TomorrowMarch 14, 2007
Yesterday's Tomorrow is the story of three promising young and diverse adults, each with their own destiny who through extraordinary circumstances are left to die, as their lives collide and harmoniously come together.