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From Oliver Stone, starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
JFK is a 1991 historical drama film directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stone and Zachary Sklar, and starring Kevin Costner. The film explores the events surrounding the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and the subsequent investigation by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Costner). The film examines the circumstances surrounding the assassination and its aftermath, including the investigation of Garrison and suspicions of a government cover-up. The film paints a picture of a powerful conspiracy involving the CIA, the FBI, the military, and the mafia, with the goal of keeping the truth of the assassination from being revealed. The film also follows Garrison's investigation and his ultimately unsuccessful prosecution of Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) for involvement in the conspiracy.
From John Landis, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues. The film follows the two brothers as they reunite their blues band in order to raise money to save the orphanage where they were both raised. Along the way, they must deal with a host of comedic obstacles, including corrupt police officers, an angry ex-girlfriend, and an Illinois Nazi rally. Along the way, they also gain a following of fans, who help them in their mission. The film features musical performances by some of the most influential blues, soul, and R&B musicians of the time, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and John Lee Hooker. The Blues Brothers is a classic comedy with a great soundtrack and memorable performances.
From Chris Columbus, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard
Home Alone is a 1990 comedy directed by Chris Columbus, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film follows 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Culkin) as he accidentally gets left behind when his family leaves for a vacation in France. With the help of a series of clever booby traps, Kevin must protect his home from two bumbling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who are determined to break in and steal his family's valuables. As Kevin's parents struggle to make it back to the States in time, he learns valuable lessons about responsibility, family and courage. The film was a huge success, grossing nearly $500 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing movie of 1990.
From John Hughes, starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean
Planes, Trains & Automobiles is a classic comedy about two strangers, Neal Page (Steve Martin) and Del Griffith (John Candy), who find themselves stranded together on a journey home for the Thanksgiving holiday. AfterNeal's flight is cancelled and he is forced to take the train, he meets Del, a shower curtain ring salesman. The two embark on a cross-country odyssey, experiencing a series of misadventures including car breakdowns, missed connections, and weather delays. Along the way, the two form an unlikely friendship, helping each other through their respective personal problems. In the end, Neal and Del finally make it home in time for Thanksgiving, and their friendship is strengthened by the experience.
From Harold Ramis, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid
From Frank Oz, starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs
From Mel Brooks, starring Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman
From John Hughes, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann
From Jon Turteltaub, starring John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis
From Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates
Mike Gabriel, starring Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers
Jimmy T. Murakami,
Pino Van Lamsweerde,
Harold Whitaker, starring Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks
From Howard Deutch, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening
From Walter Hill, starring Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins
From Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy
From Carl Reiner, starring John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin
From Daniel Stern, starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton
From John Hughes, starring Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray
From Eugene Levy, starring John Candy, Jim Belushi, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young
From Nicholas Meyer, starring Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson
From Dan Aykroyd, starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore
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