Preview Theater episode #041 originally broadcast on November 19, 1994
Featured in this episode:
Plot: Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides.
Released on: Fri 16 Dec 1994 UTC
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Directed by: Ron Underwood
Partial Cast List: Michael Keaton Kevin Vallick, Geena Davis Julia Mann, Christopher Reeve Bob ‘Bagdad’ Freed, Bonnie Bedelia Annette
Title: The Pagemaster
Plot: A cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.
Released on: Wed 23 Nov 1994 UTC
Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Directed by: Pixote Hunt (as Maurice Hunt), Joe Johnston
Partial Cast List: Macaulay Culkin Richard Tyler, Christopher Lloyd Mr. Dewey/The Pagemaster, Canan J. Howell Neighborhood Kid, Alexis Kirschner Neighborhood Kid
Plot: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Released on: Fri 28 Oct 1994 UTC
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Partial Cast List: Kurt Russell Col. Jonathan ‘Jack’ O’Neil, James Spader Dr. Daniel Jackson, Jaye Davidson Ra, Viveca Lindfors Catherine Langford
Title: Star Trek: Generations
Plot: Captain Picard, with the help of supposedly dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.
Released on: Fri 18 Nov 1994 UTC
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directed by: David Carson
Partial Cast List: Patrick Stewart Picard, William Shatner Kirk, Malcolm McDowell Soran, Jonathan Frakes Riker
Plot: Student Carol visits Professor John to discuss how she failed his course but the discussion takes awkward turn.
Released on: Fri 04 Nov 1994 UTC
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
Directed by: David Mamet
Partial Cast List: William H. Macy John, Debra Eisenstadt Carol, Diego Pineda Quarterback (uncredited), Scott Zigler Clerk in Copy Shop (uncredited)
Title: Hoop Dreams
Plot: A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Released on: Fri 14 Oct 1994 UTC
Genre(s): Documentary, Drama, Sport
Directed by: Steve James
Partial Cast List: William Gates Himself, Arthur Agee Himself, Emma Gates Herself – William’s Mother, Curtis Gates Himself – William’s Brother
Title: The Favor
Plot: Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can’t help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend…
Released on: Fri 29 Apr 1994 UTC
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Partial Cast List: Harley Jane Kozak Kathy Whiting, Elizabeth McGovern Emily Embrey, Bill Pullman Peter Whiting, Brad Pitt Elliott Fowler
Title: You So Crazy
Plot: Stand up comedy by Martin Lawrence, filmed in the Majestic Theater in New York City. Martin Lawrence talks about everything from racism, to relationships, to his childhood.
Released on: Wed 27 Apr 1994 UTC
Genre(s): Documentary, Comedy
Directed by: Thomas Schlamme
Partial Cast List: Martin Lawrence Himself
Title: For a Lost Soldier
Plot: Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.
Released on: Fri 07 May 1993 UTC
Genre(s): Drama, Romance, War
Directed by: Roeland Kerbosch
Partial Cast List: Maarten Smit Jeroen Boman – jong, Andrew Kelley Walt Cook, Jeroen Krabbé Jeroen Boman – oud, Freark Smink Hait