MOONSTRUCK
1987, Park Circus, 102 min, USA, Dir: Norman Jewison

Bring me the big knife!” This wonderfully lunatic comic gem from screenwriter John Patrick Shanley stars Cher as Loretta Castorini, a sexy, smart-mouthed widow who’s resigned herself to an upcoming marriage to terminally indecisive Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) - until Johnny’s wildly passionate, one-handed brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage) professes his undying love for her. Academy Award winner for Best Actress (Cher), Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis) and Screenplay (Shanley).


HUDSON HAWK
1991, Sony Repertory, 100 min, USA, Dir: Michael Lehmann

Bruce Willis is Eddie “Hudson Hawk” Hawkins, a master burglar who’s just been paroled from prison when he’s caught up in an international chase for a machine that transmutes lead into gold. The machine was designed by Leonardo da Vinci, who hid parts of it in his artwork, and it’s up to Hudson and his partner (Danny Aiello) to piece all it together. But with the Mafia, the CIA, the Vatican and the evil Mayflower Industries after him, it’s anybody’s guess whether the Hawk will get shot down or fly free. A roller coaster ride that swings from dynamic action sequences to outlandish humor, HUDSON HAWK swaggers with Willis’ signature brio (the actor cowrote the story). With James Coburn and Andie MacDowell.


ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
1984, Warner Bros., 229 min, Dir: Sergio Leone

Childhood friends Robert De Niro and James Woods rise to power as New York gangsters during the glory years of Prohibition, only to lose their souls in the process. Leone’s final masterpiece features Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Danny Aiello and William Forsythe, as well as the film debut of Jennifer Connelly.


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