Alien Nation on VHS video. Starring James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp. Directed by Graham Baker. 1988.
From the VHS cover:
They have come to Earth to live among us. But there’s something about them we don’t know. Be prepared.
Drugs. Violence. Crime. The headlines of the near future are a lot like today’s — with one big difference. In L.A. alone, there are 300,000 humanoid extraterrestrials. “Newcomers” or, less politely, “slags.” Refugees from a disabled slave ship, they’ve stayed to live and work among us, to try to fit in. But there is something about them we do not know.
James Caan is Sykes, a veteran police detective out to avenge the death of his partner who was killed in a shootout with Newcomers. Many Patinkin is Sam Francisco, Sykes’ new partner and the force’s first Newcomer plainslothesman. Together they uncover a trail of murder leading to the most terrifying drug epidemic to ever hit Planet Earth.
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The TV series: Alien Nation – The Complete Series
Life after television: Alien Nation – Ultimate Movie Collection
The Way of the Gun on VHS. Starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro, Juliette Lewis Taye Diggs, James Caan, Sarah Silverman. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. 2000.
From the box:
From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Usual Suspects, this wickedly off-beat mix of crime, comedy and gunplay stars Ryan Phillippe and Benicio Del Toro.
Convinced they’ll score big money fast by kidnapping a young surrogate mother (Juliette Lewis) carrying the child of a wealthy Southwestern couple, the two small-caliber crooks soon run into major problems. Realizing too late that they’re in over their heads, the kidnappers fight to keep their plan from unraveling amid a rising tide of bloodshed, mind-games and greed.
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Silent Movie on VHS. Starring Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar, Bernadette Peters. With Harold Gould, Ron Carey, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Liza Minnelli, Anne Bancroft, Marcel Marceau, Paul Newman. Directed by Mel Brooks. 1976.
From the box:
Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise and Marty Feldman pay affectionate, hilarious tribute to Hollywood’s Silent Era in this classic parody of the movie business. Attempting to save his studio from the conglomerate “Engulf and Devour,” a has-been movie director (Brooks) casts some of the hottest movie stars in town (all of whom spoof themselves) in one huge blockbuster film.
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