Preview Theater episode #097 originally broadcast on December 14, 1995
In a Michael Mann helmed action drama, a group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. Heat stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer.
The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. White Man’s Burden stars John Travolta and Harry Belafonte.
See what director Mike Figgis is up to in a behinds-the-scenes look at Leaving Las Vegas which stars Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue.
…and more on this week’s Preview Theater.
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Plot: A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
Released on: Fri 15 Dec 1995 UTC
Genre(s): Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directed by: Michael Mann
Partial Cast List: Al Pacino Lt. Vincent Hanna
Robert De Niro Neil McCauley
Val Kilmer Chris Shiherlis
Jon Voight Nate
Title: White Man’s Burden
Plot: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos…
Released on: Fri 01 Dec 1995 UTC
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
Directed by: Desmond Nakano
Partial Cast List: John Travolta Louis Pinnock
Harry Belafonte Thaddeus Thomas
Kelly Lynch Marsha Pinnock
Margaret Avery Megan Thomas
Title: Leaving Las Vegas
Plot: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Released on: Fri 09 Feb 1996 UTC
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Directed by: Mike Figgis
Partial Cast List: Nicolas Cage Ben Sanderson
Elisabeth Shue Sera
Julian Sands Yuri
Richard Lewis Peter
Title: Father of the Bride Part II
Plot: In this sequel, George Banks deals not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.
Released on: Fri 08 Dec 1995 UTC
Directed by: Charles Shyer
Partial Cast List: Steve Martin George Banks
Diane Keaton Nina Banks
Martin Short Franck Eggelhoffer
Kimberly Williams-Paisley (as Kimberly Williams) Annie Banks-MacKenzie
Title: Grumpier Old Men
Plot: John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max’s attention.
Released on: Fri 22 Dec 1995 UTC
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Directed by: Howard Deutch
Partial Cast List: Walter Matthau Max Goldman
Jack Lemmon John Gustafson
Ann-Margret Ariel Gustafson
Sophia Loren Maria Sophia Coletta Ragetti
Title: Nick of Time
Plot: An unimpressive, every-day man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.
Released on: Wed 22 Nov 1995 UTC
Genre(s): Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directed by: John Badham
Partial Cast List: Johnny Depp Gene Watson
Christopher Walken Mr. Smith
Courtney Chase Lynn Watson
Charles S. Dutton Huey
Title: First Knight
Plot: Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Released on: Fri 07 Jul 1995 UTC
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller
Directed by: Jerry Zucker
Partial Cast List: Sean Connery King Arthur
Richard Gere Lancelot
Julia Ormond Guinevere
Ben Cross Prince Malagant
Title: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Plot: A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.
Released on: Fri 30 Jun 1995 UTC
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directed by: Bryan Spicer
Partial Cast List: Karan Ashley Aisha Campbell/The Yellow Ranger
Johnny Yong Bosch Adam Park/The Black Ranger
Steve Cardenas Rocky DeSantos/The Red Ranger
Jason David Frank Tommy Oliver/The White Ranger