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Watchmen
Written by David Hayter and Alex Tse
Graphic novel illustrations by Dave Gibbons

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
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What About Bob?
Written by Tom Schulman
Story by Alvin Sargent and Laura Ziskin

Successful psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfus), begrudgingly takes on a new patient one day before leaving with his family for a one-month vacation to the New Hampshire countryside. The new patient, multi-phobic, Bob Wiley (Bill Murray), suffers so much from separation anxiety, that he tracks down Dr. Marvin and attempts to join his family on their vacation.
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What Lies Beneath
Written by Clark Gregg
Based on a story by Sarah Kernochan and Clark Gregg

Claire Spencer (Michelle Pfeiffer), wife of University professor Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) investigates the death of a female college student whom she believes is haunting her.

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When A Stranger Calls
Written by Steve Feke and Fred Walton

Mental patient Curt Duncan (Tony Beckley) has escaped from a psychiatric hospital seven years after brutally murdering a pair of children in the care of babysitter Jill Johnson (Carol Kane). Private investigator John Clifford (Charles Durning) promises the children's father Dr. Mandrakis (Carmen Argenziano) to bring the escaped killer to "justice."
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White Christmas
Bob (Bing Crosby) and Phil (Danny Kaye) return home after serving in the army during the Second World War and become nightclub sensations as song and dance entertainers (imagine that!)

After five years success they need a holiday and cruise off to a New England ski resort in the company of two beautiful sisters, Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy (Vera-Ellen). They arrive to find their old commanding officer, General Waverly, now owns the resort and the place nearly bankrupt, as there has been no snow for over a year.

SCRIPT NOTE: Donald O'Connor was originally slated to play the role of Phil (the script even notes him by name) but he was unable to accept the role and Danny Kaye was chosen just a few days before filming.
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Wild At Heart
Written by David Lynch
Based on a novel by Barry Gifford

Recently released convict Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) returns to North Carolina to pick up his waiting sweetheart Lula Fortune (Laura Dern). When Sailor and Lula hit the road for California, Lula's monstrous mother Marietta (Diane Ladd) sends her sleazy private detective boyfriend Johnnie Farragut (Harry Dean Stanton) to bring Lula back.

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The Wild One
Written by John Paxton and Ben Maddow (uncredited)
Based on the novel "The Cyclist's Raid" by Frank Rooney

Loosely based on a real-life incident. A small town is overwhelmed when two rival motorcycle gangs arrive and crash a legitimately held motorcycle race. When the gang's leader, Johnny Strabler (Marlon Brando) falls for the Sheriff's daughter, trouble ensues.

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Wild Things
Written by Stephen Peters

Blue Bay High School guidance counselor Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon) is accused of rape by two students, the rich Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards) and the not-so-rich Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell).

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Witness
Written by Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley and Pamela Wallace

Eight year old Amish boy Samuel Lapp (Lukas Haas), while traveling with his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis), witnesses a brutal murder in the men's room of a Philadelphia train station. Cultures clash when investigating officer John Book (Harrison Ford) must rely on the hospitality of the Amish community while he recovers from an injury and tries to protect his witness.

SCRIPT NOTE: Academy Award winner of best original screenplay 1985.
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Wonder Boys
Written by Steven Kloves
Based on a novel by Michael Chabon

Acclaimed author and English Professor Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas) is having problems -- his editor, Terry Crabtree (Robert Downey Jr), is badgering Grady to finish his lastest book, his wife has left him and his girlfriend, and boss' wife, Sara Gaskell (Frances McDormand), is pregnant with his baby. Can it get any worse? Yep!

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The Woodsman
Written by Nicole Kassell and Steven Fechter
Based on a play by Steve Fechter

"What's the worst thing you ever did?"
Ex-con, Walter (Kevin Bacon), is trying to start his life over again after being incarcerated for 12 years. Walter has a new job, and new apartment and a new girlfriend, Vicki (Kyra Sedgwick). Will Walter let his old impulses destroy his new life?

TRIVIA: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are real-life husband and wife.

SCRIPT NOTE: The screenplay was the 1st Prize Winner in the 2001 Slamdance Screenplay Competition.

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