AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
1982, Paramount, 124 min, USA, Dir: Taylor Hackford

Designated by the AFI as one of the greatest love stories in the history of American cinema, this six-time Oscar-nominated romantic powerhouse follows the journey of a young naval student (Richard Gere) as he struggles to balance the rigors of flight training with a developing attraction to a young factory worker (Debra Winger). “AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN takes chances, takes the time to know and develop its characters, and by the time this movie's wonderful last scene comes along, we know exactly what's happening, and why, and it makes us very happy.” - Roger Ebert


ARBITRAGE
2012, Roadside Attractions, 107 min, USA, Dir: Nicholas Jarecki

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is caught making illegal deals by a business partner and has just days to balance his books to avoid jail time. In addition, Miller is in the midst of a cat-and-mouse game with a detective (Tim Roth) investigating him for covering up the accidental killing of his mistress. ARBITRAGE is both a tense, edge-of your-seat thriller (think Bernie Madoff meets MATCH POINT) and a complex character study expertly executed by Gere.“Mr. Gere is one of cinema's great walkers, graced with a suggestively predatory physical suppleness, and he slips through the movie like a panther. He's the film's most deluxe item.” - Manohla Dargis, New York Times.


BREATHLESS (1983)
1983, MGM/Park Circus, 97 min, USA, Dir: Jim McBride

After killing a cop, reckless drifter Jesse (Richard Gere) goes on the run, stringing French architecture student Monica (Valerie Kaprisky) along with him in this surreal reimagining of Jean-Luc Godard’s classic A BOUT DE SOUFFLE. Both thrilling and stylistically unique, director Jim McBride’s steamy crime drama features a stellar score by legendary composer Jack Nitzsche (THE EXORCIST, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN) and music from Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and Johnny Lee Lewis. Dense with thought-provoking filmic cross-referencing, BREATHLESS is a film that seductively engrosses both the casual moviegoer and the avid cinephile. “This is the kind of movie for which you need your Filmgoer's Companion.” -Roger Ebert.


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