Films on British TV 1994

by karljhickey14 | created - 18 Nov 2016 | updated - 19 Nov 2016 | Public

Last Moviedrome season presented by Alex Cox , no more until 1997 .

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1. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 30,822

BBC2 - Moviedrome

2. Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Terry Kilburn, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker

Votes: 3,174

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3. Talk Radio (1988)

R | 110 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley

Votes: 11,740 | Gross: $3.47M

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4. Carnal Knowledge (1971)

R | 98 min | Drama

Chronicling the lifelong sexual development of two men who meet and befriend one another in college.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret, Art Garfunkel

Votes: 10,257 | Gross: $28.62M

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5. Coogan's Bluff (1968)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An Arizona deputy sheriff is sent to New York City to escort an escaped fugitive back for trial.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 14,360

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6. The Narrow Margin (1952)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Queenie Leonard

Votes: 6,417

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7. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 4,984

BBC2 - Moviedrome

8. Salvador (1986)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 17,943

BBC2 - Moviedrome

9. The People Under the Stairs (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer

Votes: 28,832 | Gross: $24.20M

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10. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 208,908 | Gross: $47.00M

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11. The Baby (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor

Votes: 2,471

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12. Carny (1980)

R | 107 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Tired of her dull job as a waitress, Donna decides to join two carnival hustlers and see what life in their field is like.

Director: Robert Kaylor | Stars: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster

Votes: 1,729

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13. The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Marianne Faithfull, Alain Delon, Roger Mutton, Marius Goring

Votes: 1,801

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14. The Death Wheelers (1973)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Horror

A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Ann Michelle, Roy Holder

Votes: 2,185

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15. Race with the Devil (1975)

PG | 88 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker

Votes: 5,261 | Gross: $12.64M

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16. Detour (1945)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

Votes: 13,055 | Gross: $0.02M

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17. Rope (1948)

PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Votes: 117,029

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18. 84C MoPic (1989)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.

Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Stars: Jonathan Emerson, Nicholas Cascone, Jason Tomlins, Christopher Burgard

Votes: 1,598 | Gross: $0.15M

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19. To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | 102 min | Drama

A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon, Mary Alice

Votes: 1,508 | Gross: $1.16M

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20. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 25,277 | Gross: $0.04M

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21. Excalibur (1981)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

56 Metascore

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 54,132 | Gross: $34.97M

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22. Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An artist fails a test and is required to direct traffic in New York City's Holland Tunnel. He winds up falling in love with a beautiful woman, after he takes a trip to the moon on a Lunar Cruiser.

Director: Tom Schiller | Stars: Zach Galligan, Apollonia van Ravenstein, Lauren Tom, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 717

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23. Naked Tango (1990)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

When a young European woman assumes a false identity in 1920s Argentina, she gets more than she bargained for.

Director: Leonard Schrader | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Fernando Rey, Tony Payne

Votes: 569

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24. Apartment Zero (1988)

R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Donovan | Stars: Hart Bochner, Colin Firth, Dora Bryan, Liz Smith

Votes: 3,501 | Gross: $0.67M

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25. Major Dundee (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, War, Western

62 Metascore

In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn

Votes: 6,479 | Gross: $0.01M

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26. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An American bar room pianist and his prostitute girlfriend go on a trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

Votes: 16,719

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27. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 16,992

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28. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Message for Posterity (1994)

97 min | Drama

Cast member Bruce Alexander recalled: "'Message for Posterity' was remade as a tribute to [Dennis Potter] just after his death the original recording of the early 60's having been lost by ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Godfrey, Nicholas Selby, Annette Crosbie, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 25


29. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Measure for Measure (1994)


Modern dress version of Shakespeare's "problem comedy" emphasizing the darker elements of the play and eliminating most of the humor, as Claudio is dragged to the police station on charges ... See full summary »

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Corin Redgrave, Juliet Aubrey, Ian Bannen

Votes: 25


30. Performance (1992– )
Episode: The Deep Blue Sea (1994)

100 min | Drama

A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Carmel McSharry, Wojciech Pszoniak

Votes: 94


31. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Summer Day's Dream (1994)

105 min | Drama

In 1975, after a nuclear war, the nations have combined to set up a World Government. An old man who lives quietly in the country finds his peace threatened by a visit from three World Government figures.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: Paul Bhattacharjee, John Gielgud, Rosemary Harris, Michael McShane

Votes: 27


32. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Money for Nothing (1993)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

A British high school bet between two friends, and a case of teenage love, take unexpected turns as a small deception called the 'October House Partnership' attracts increasingly bigger ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Ockrent | Stars: Christien Anholt, Jayne Ashbourne, Paul Reynolds, Tim Preece

Votes: 39


33. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: A Breed of Heroes (1994)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

In 1971, fresh-faced, eager for heroics, the young officers arrive in Belfast. Pelted with rocks by kids, sniped at by the IRA, they take refuge in sex, black humour and the weird rituals of the officers' mess.

Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Samuel West, Patrick Drury, Nicholas Farrell, Robert Bathurst

Votes: 15


34. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Pat and Margaret (1994)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Unexpected events occur over a long weekend when Pat, a glamorous British born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her autobiography on television and meets, for the first time ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Don Henderson

Votes: 235


35. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Two Golden Balls (1994)

70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A repressed anti-porn campaigner meets a glamorous American porn actress who changes her outlook on life.

Director: Anya Camilleri | Stars: Kim Cattrall, Claire Skinner, Christopher Ellison, Rowena King

Votes: 46


36. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Meat (1994)

87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Myra is a teen prostitute and Charlie a recently released young offender. Together they begin an affair "amid the sleaze of London street-life". Myras' jealous pimp, Frank is not amused.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Sarah-Jane Potts, Peter Wight, John Simm

Votes: 76


37. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Murder in Mind (1994)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

A therapist ensnares a cynical police inspector during routine enquiries into a patient's death. Sexual power games fuel this tale which draws a fine line between murder and suicide.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Trevor Eve, Cathryn Harrison, Juliette Caton


38. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Doggin' Around (1994)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An American jazz musician finds himself traveling around the North of England in distinctly eccentric company.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Elliott Gould, Geraldine James, Alun Armstrong, Ewan McGregor

Votes: 84


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40. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Skallagrigg (1994)

87 min | Drama

Back in the 'bad old days' when the physically and mentally disabled were locked away in institutions a legend grew of someone who could stand up to the authorities and help them. This ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Bernard Hill, Kerry Noble, Karl Purden, Tom Tomalin

Votes: 60


41. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: All Things Bright and Beautiful (1994)

93 min | Drama

A young boy's innocent observations leads the local priest to believe he has borne witness to a manifestation of the Virgin Mary. Set in an idyllic rural Northern Ireland in the 1950's.

Director: Barry Devlin | Stars: Barbara Adair, Seamus Ball, Gabriel Brady, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 60


42. The Reflecting Skin (1990)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.

Director: Philip Ridley | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Cooper, Sheila Moore

Votes: 6,589

BBC2 Screen Two

43. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: O Mary This London (1994)

90 min | Drama

Three young Dubliners go to London in search of fun, fortune and, in the case of 17-year-old Mary Kelly, an abortion. Homeless and jobless, their adventures quickly turn sour.

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Jason Barry, Dylan Tighe, Oba Seagrave, Ram John Holder

Votes: 11


44. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Dirtysomething (1994)

60 min | Drama

The story of a couple who are new age travellers but get sucked into suburban life.

Director: Carl Prechezer | Stars: Paul Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Bernard Hill, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 61


45. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Return to Blood River (1994)

90 min | Drama

Douglas Livingstone has direct experience of the tensions in South Africa. On a research visit there in the summer of 1993, he was mugged within 24 hours of arriving in Johannesburg. Over ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Howell | Stars: Kevin McNally, Samantha Bond, Frances Barber, Warren Clarke


46. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Henri (1994)

60 min | Drama

A ten year old Protestant girl travels to Belfast to take part in a music festival, and is billetted with a Catholic family.

Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Sylvan Baker, Kara Bowman, Sean Caffrey, Theresa Carson


47. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Zinky Boys Go Underground (1994)

24 min | Drama

In Moscow, veterans of the Afghanistan war live on the margin. Their leader is Andrei, their former sergeant, blind from drinking wood alcohol there, and attended in a wheelchair by his ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Tickell | Stars: Dmitriy Shevchenko, Olga Vilner, Natasha Bain, Andrey Smolyakov