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Jim Abrahams

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Mafia!  1998  3.1 ★ 87 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
When it comes time to select a new head of the family, fumbling underworld boss Vincenzo must choose between his two sons -- the educated war hero Anthony and the lunatic Joey. Lloyd Bridges stars in this tongue-in-cheek take on mobster movies.


Mafia!  1998  3.1 ★ 87 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13
When it comes time to select a new head of the family, fumbling underworld boss Vincenzo must choose between his two sons -- the educated war hero Anthony and the lunatic Joey. Lloyd Bridges stars in this tongue-in-cheek take on mobster movies.


First Do No Harm  1997  3.7 ★ 94 mins Drama Rated: PG-13
Meryl Streep stars as a mother who goes to extraordinary lengths to help find treatment for her epileptic son. When insurance coverage runs out, she immerses herself in medical research in a last-ditch effort to discover a cure. She learns of a controversial diet that could reduce seizures, but she forges ahead even in the face of intense disapproval. Jim Abrahams directs this inspirational tale based on a true story.


First Do No Harm  1997  3.7 ★ 94 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13
Meryl Streep stars as a mother who goes to extraordinary lengths to help find treatment for her epileptic son. When insurance coverage runs out, she immerses herself in medical research in a last-ditch effort to discover a cure. She learns of a controversial diet that could reduce seizures, but she forges ahead even in the face of intense disapproval. Jim Abrahams directs this inspirational tale based on a true story.


Hot Shots! Part Deux  1993  3.3 ★ 87 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
Charlie Sheen returns as ham-fisted Lt. Topper Harley, who's tapped for a risky mission to rescue American troops from the clutches of a Middle Eastern despot with a ferocious guard poodle.


Hot Shots! Part Deux  1993  3.3 ★ 87 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025 
Charlie Sheen returns as ham-fisted Lt. Topper Harley, who's tapped for a risky mission to rescue American troops from the clutches of a Middle Eastern despot with a ferocious guard poodle.


Hot Shots!  1991  3.3 ★ 83 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:83%
Charlie Sheen and Cary Elwes star as hotshot flyboys (think Top Gun) in this hilarious spoof of some of Hollywood's legendary films (including Gone With the Wind) from director Jim Abrahams (Airplane!). Ace pilot Topper Harley (Sheen) is obsessed with living down his father's disastrous reputation and winning beautiful psychiatrist Ramada from professional and romantic rival Kent (Elwes) -- all while trying to carry out a vital military mission.


Hot Shots!  1991  3.3 ★ 83 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
In this flyboy spoof, ace pilot Topper Harley is obsessed with living down his father's disastrous reputation and winning a beautiful psychiatrist from a professional and romantic rival -- all while trying to carry out a vital military mission.


Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael  1990  3.2 ★ 96 mins Drama Rated: PG-13
Celebrity Roxy Carmichael is rumored to be visiting her sleepy home town of Clyde, Ohio. As the residents eagerly prepare for her return, Roxy's old boyfriend reexamines the past, while quirky teen Dinky Bossetti feels sure that Roxy is her mother.


Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael  1990  3.2 ★ 96 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13
Celebrity Roxy Carmichael is rumored to be visiting her sleepy home town of Clyde, Ohio. As the residents eagerly prepare for her return, Roxy's old boyfriend reexamines the past, while quirky teen Dinky Bossetti feels sure that Roxy is her mother.


Big Business  1988  3.4 ★ 98 mins Comedy Rated: PG
Separated at birth, two sets of twins -- one posh, the other blue-collar -- cross paths some 40 years later on the streets of Manhattan, setting up a hilarious story of mistaken identities, split personalities and trouble times two.


Big Business  1988  3.4 ★ 98 mins Comedies Rated: PG
Upscale New Yorkers Sadie (Bette Midler) and Rose (Lily Tomlin) think they're twin sisters, but what they don't know is they were separated at birth from their true identical twins -- Southern blue-collar types also named Rose and Sadie, and also played by Midler and Tomlin. The two sets of twins cross paths some 40 years later on the streets of Manhattan, setting up a hilarious story of mistaken identities, split personalities and trouble tim...


Ruthless People Nominated For/Won Awards 1986  3.4 ★ 93 mins Comedy Rated: R
A millionaire planning to murder his shrewish wife thinks his prayers have been answered when she's abducted: He simply refuses to pay the ransom. Appalled, the kidnappers and scorned wife team up to retaliate, setting off a string of mishaps.


Ruthless People Nominated For/Won Awards 1986  3.5 ★ 93 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:90%
Unscrupulous Bel-Air millionaire Sam (Danny DeVito) plans to murder his shrewish wife, Barbara (Bette Midler). But when he arrives home to do the deed, he finds she's been kidnapped. The kidnappers (Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater) ask for $500,000 in ransom or they'll kill her. Sam, naturally, believes this to be the answers to his prayers. But Barbara and her kidnappers have other plans. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker co-direct.


Top Secret!  1984  3.5 ★ 90 mins Comedies Rated: PG RT:76%
Following the success of their first feature, Airplane! the directing team of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker return with this farce about American rock idol Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer), who's tapped to play at a cultural festival in East Germany. Nazis are staging the concert to distract attention from a secret attack on a submarine fleet, and before he knows it, Nick is trapped in an international incident, and aiding the French Res...


Top Secret!  1984  3.5 ★ 90 mins Comedy Rated: PG  starting 01-May-2014   
Scheduled to perform in East Germany, an American pop idol is caught in international intrigue in this zany spy spoof from the creators of Airplane!. The singer falls in with the French Resistance, which plans to infiltrate the enemy via cow suit.


Airplane! Nominated For/Won Awards 1980  3.7 ★ 87 mins Comedies Rated: PG RT:98%  until 01-Jan-2025
In this joke-a-second parody of disaster movies, traumatized former combat pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) is forced to land a passenger plane when food poisoning strikes the crew and there's no one else on board who can do the job. In some clever casting, leading dramatic actors Peter Graves, Robert Stack and Leslie Nielsen never betray that they're in on the joke. Multiple viewings are required to catch every gag.


Airplane! Nominated For/Won Awards 1980  3.7 ★ 87 mins Comedy Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025   
In this classic, joke-a-second parody of disaster movies, traumatized former combat pilot Ted Striker, an airplane passenger, is forced to land the plane when food poisoning strikes the crew and there's no one else on board who can do the job.

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