Hamburger Hill on VHS video. Starring Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott. Directed by John Irvin. 1987.
From the VHS box cover:
War at its worst. Men at their best.
Vietnam. 1969. Hill 937. 10 days. 70% casualties. Those are the facts — this is the story.
The men of Bravo company are facing a battle that’s all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. War is hell, but this is worse.
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United States of Leland on VHS. Starring Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey, Chris Klein, Jena Malone, Lena Olin, Michelle Williams. Written and directed by Matthew Ryan Hoge. 2003.
From the box:
Crime. Confusion. Compassion. They’re all just states of mind.
After seemingly ordinary 15-year-old Leland (Ryan Gosling) stuns his quiet suburban community with a chilling crime, he is sent to juvenile hall where he meets Pearl (Don Cheadle), a teacher and aspiring writer who dreams of making Leland’s compelling story into a book. As Pearl digs deeper into Leland’s life and the people caught in it — his mother (Lena Olin), his famous writer-father (Kevin Spacey), and his troubled girlfriend (Jena Malone) — he uncovers Leland’s disturbing motive. The tables soon turn when the enigmatic teen forces Pearl to examine his own morally questionable behavior. Climaxing with a shocking collision of violence, understanding, and hope, Leland will take you to states you never imagined.
With an ensemble cast that also includes Chris Klein and Michelle Williams, The United States of Leland is “sure to be controversial!” — Susannah Gora, Premiere
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Volcano on VHS. Starring Tommy Lee Jones. With Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Jacqueline Kim, Keith David. Directed by Mick Jackson. 1997.
From the box:
The Coast Is Toast.
“YOU’LL HAVE A HELL-LAVA TIME!”
“THIS IS THE VOLCANO MOVIE TO SEE!”
— Pat Collins, WWOR-TV
Quakes. Riots. Mudslides. Los Angeles has seen it all… almost. Get set for nonstop action, searing suspense and explosive special effects when Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones stars in “The first great action film of the year!” (Matt Levitz, Syndicated Radio).
Something unspeakably chilling is heating up The City of Angels. Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano has formed, raining a storm of deadly fire bombs and an endless tide of white-hot lava upon the stunned city. Experience the pulse-pounding thrills as the dream capital of the world erupts into the stuff nightmares are made of.
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