The Chuck Taylor in Films: C

The Chuck Taylor in Films: C

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Recent and classic films where chucks have a role. . . .

 

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To qualify for a listing, one or more of the lead or main supporting characters in the film is seen wearing chucks — Converse “Chuck Taylor” All Stars.

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Click on the underlined title links to see a complete review with plot description, commentary, and discussion of the best “chucks” scenes of selected films.

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Films on this page: Call Me By Your Name, A Call to Remember, Cameron’s Closet, Camp Cool Kids, Camp Cucamonga, Camp Rock, Can’t Hardly Wait, Captain Ron, Casper Meets Wendy, The Cellar, Chain of Fools, Change of Habit, Changing Habits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bartlett, Charlie St. Cloud, Charlotte’s Web, Chasing 3000, Chasing Ghosts, Chasing Liberty, Cheaper by the Dozen, Child Eater, Children on their Birthdays, Child’s Play 2, A Christmas Prince, The Christmas Project, Christmas Trade, Chucks, The Chumscrubber, The Church, A Cinderella Story, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Clerks II, Click, The Client, The Climb, The Club, Commando, Comeback Season, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Concrete Night, The Conrad Boys, Considering Love and Other Magic, Contest, Cool Dog, Cool Runnings, Cooley High, Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang, Cornbread, Earl, and Me, Corvette Summer, The Couch Trip, Crash Landing, Creator, Creed, Critters 3, Crooklyn, The Cure, The Curse of the Unkissable Kid, Cursed.

More films are listed alphabetically: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.

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Call Me By Your Name cover

3.5 chucks rating
PG

Call Me By Your Name. (2017) Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. In the 1980s, in a small town in northern Italy, an unlikely romance develops between Elio, a seventeen-year-old music student, and Oliver, an older American graduate student in archaeology staying at the family villa for six weeks while interning as a research assistant for Elio’s father.

Categories: Drama, Romance.

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A Call To Remember

3 chucksrating
R

A Call To Remember. (1997) Blythe Danner, Joseph Mantegna, David Lauscher, Kevin Zegers, Rita Zohar, Joe Spano. Directed by Jack Bender. Two Holocaust survivors who both lost their families in the death camps have emigrated to the United States and remarried. The couple find it difficult to deal with the desires of their two American-born sons to be independent and pursue normal activities like other Americans do. When the mother is mistakenly told that one of her sons has survived the death camps, this has a traumatizing effect on her and her family.

Category: Drama.

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Cameron's Closet

2.5 chucks rating R

Cameron’s Closet. (1987) Scott Curtis, Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Chuck McCann, Leigh McCloskey, Kim Laneford, Tab Hunter, Gary Hudson. Directed by Armand Mastroianni. A lonely young boy with psychic powers accidentally summons up a powerful demon during his imaginary play. When the demon kills his father and later his mother’s new boyfriend, a police detective and a psychologist investigate the bizzare deaths.

Categories: Horror, Science Fiction/Fantasy.

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Camp Cool Kids cover

1.5 chucis rating

NR, would be PG

Camp Cool Kids. (2017) Connor Rosen, Logan Shroyer, Markie Post, Michael Gross, Tyree Brown, Emily Hahn, Jacob Phillips, Jordan Phillips, Juliocaesar Chavez, Christos Vasilopoulos. Directed by Lisa Post. Young Spencer must face his fears when he and his older brother are sent to a Christian summer camp soon after their father’s death.

Category: Family.

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Camp Cucamonga

1.5 chucks rating

NR, would be PG

Camp Cucamonga. (1990) John Ratzenberger, Chad Allen, Jennifer Aniston, Candace Cameron Bure, Richard Herd, Dorothy Lyman, Danica McKellar, Breckin Meyer, Brian Robbins, Josh Saviano, Tasha Scott, Lauren Tewes, Jaleel White, G. Gordon Liddy, Sherman Hemsley. Directed by Roger Duchowny. A former accountant makes his dream come true of running a summer camp for kids in this typical comedy complete with the usual camper and counselor types, misadventures, and pranks.

Categories: Comedy, Teenagers.

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Camp Rock

2 chucks rating

G

Camp Rock. (2008) Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Jette Martin, Maria Canals Barrera, Alyson Stoner, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas. Directed by Matthew Diamond. When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life tackes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.

Categories: Drama, Musical, Teenagers.

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Can't Hardly Wait

2.5 chucks rating PG-13

Can’t Hardly Wait. (1998) Ethan Embry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Seth Green, Charlie Korsmo, Jenna Elfman, Joel Michally, Jay Paulson. Directed by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. The senior class at Huntington Hills High School is about to graduate and looking forward to their class party. Romance, revenge, and rock’n’roll are all part of the mix as the various campus groups all vie for final bragging rights as their high school days come to an end.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age, Teenagers.

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Captain Ron

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Captain Ron. (1992) Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place, Benjamin Salisbury, Meadow Sisto. Directed by Thom Eberhardt. A corporate executive and his family inherit a yacht and decide to sail it around the Caribbean. They have no experience sailing so they hire Captain Ron to skipper the boat.

Category: Comedy.

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Casper Meets Wendy

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Casper Meets Wendy. (1998) Hillary Duff, Cathy Moriarty, Teri Garr, Shelley Duvall, George Hamilton. Directed by Sean McNamara. Casper, the friendly ghost, and Wendy the young witch, seek to outwit Desmond, a warlock who is out to destroy Wendy and her three aunts, and the three other ghosts who are frightening the people at a summer resort.

Category: Comedy.

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The Cellar

2.5 chucks rating PG-13

The Cellar. (1990) Patrick Kilpatrick, Chris Miller, Michael Wren, Suzanne Savoy, Ford Rainey. Directed by Kevin Tenney. When young Willy comes to New Mexico to spend the summer with his divorced father and his new wife and baby, he accidentally unleashes a terrifying monster evil spirt conjured by Comanche Indians after the white man took their land. Although the monster starts wrecking havoc, Willy cannot convince his parents that it is real, but desperately tries to prove its existence and stop it from killing.

Categories: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction.

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Chain of Fools

2.5 chucks rating R

Chain of Fools. (2000) Steve Zahn, Salma Hayek, Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood, David Cross, Tom Wilkinson, Orlando Jones, Kevin Corrigan, David Hyde Pierce, Lara Flynn Boyle, Devin Drewitz. A heist comedy-romance about a hapless barber whose life takes a turn for the worse when he ends up in possession of a stolen treasure of ancient coins that his nephew swallows and simultaneously falls on the wrong side of the law and in love with the detective investigating the crime.

Categories: Comedy, Crime.

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Change of Habit

2 chucks rating

G

Change of Habit. (1969) Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair, Edward Asner. Directed by William Graham. At an inner city medical clinic, young Dr. Carpenter is assigned three female medical social workers to assist him, but he doesn’t know that they are actually nuns. When loves starts to blossom between the doctor and Michelle, one of the nuns, she must decide whether to follow her heart or remain true to her vows.

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

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Changing Habits

2.5 chucks rating R

Changing Habits. (1997) Moira Kelly, Dylan Walsh, Teri Garr, Eileen Brennan, Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Lynn Roth. A gifted young artist is running short of funds, and rather than ask for assistance from her estranged father (who is also a famous artist), she takes refuge in a run down house of nuns. But the lifestyle and everpresent chores are more than she bargained for, especially after she begins to become romantically involved with an art supply salesman.

Categories: Drama, Romance.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2.5 chucks rating PG

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (2005) Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee, Adam Godley, Jordan Fry, Franziska Troegner, AnnaSophia Robb, Julia Winter, Philip Wiegratz. Directed by Tim Burton. Charlie and four other kids win a tour through the most incredible chocolate factory in the world, run by Willy Wonka, the world’s most unusual candy maker.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy/Science Fiction.

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Charlie Bartlett

3 chucksrating
R

Charlie Bartlett. (2007) Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, Kat Dennings, Tyler Hilton, Mark Rendall, Dylan Taylor, Megan Park, Jake Epstein, Jonathan Malen, Derek McGrath. Directed by Jon Poll. Expelled from a series of private schools, wealthy and intelligent teenager Charlie Bartlett must attend a public high school where he at first has trouble fitting in and is harassed by school bully Murphy Bivens. As he begins to better understand the social structure at the school, Charlie enlists Bivens to help him become the resident counsellor to other students, giving out advice and drugs that he gets from his own sessions with psychiatrists. He also falls in love with the principal’s daughter, tangles with the school district hierarchy, and learns to deal with his own family problems.

Categories: Comedy, Teenagers, Coming of Age.

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Charlie St. Cloud cover

2.5 chucks rating R

Charlie St. Cloud. (2010) Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger, Amanda Crew, Augustus Prew, Ray Liotta. Directed by Burr Steers. Charlie St. Cloud is a champion sailor with a bright future and a scholarship to Stanford. He and his younger brother Sam are very close. When Sam dies in a car crash that Charlie barely survives, he is devasted but given the gift of seeing his dead brother. Charlies passes on his bright future to continue seeing Sam every day at sunset. Later when the girl he falls in love with goes missing, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.

Categories: Drama, Romance, Fantasy/Science Fiction.

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Charlotte's Web

4 chucks rating
G

Charlotte’s Web. (2006) Dakota Fanning, Kevin Anderson, Essie Davis, Louis Corbett, Julian O’Donnell, Robyn Arthur, Siobhan Fallon, Gary Basaraba, Beau Bridges, plus voice overs by Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Cedric the Entertainer, Kathy Bates, Reba McEntire, Robert Redford, Thomas Haden Church, André Benjamin, Dominic Scott Kay, Sam Shepard. Directed by Gary Winick. Excellent new adaption of the classic E. B. White tale about a young girl who adopts Wilbur, the runt of a litter pigs, the spider who helps him to survive, and how their actions end up affecting an entire Maine farm community.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy/Science Fiction.

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Chasing 3000

3 chucksrating
PG

Chasing 3000. (2010) Trevor Morgan, Rory Culkin, Lauren Holly, Ray Liotta. Directed by Gregory J. Lanesey. Set against the backdrop of Roberto Clemente’s historic chase to get his 3000th hit, Mick and Roger, two brothers who recently moved to California from Pittsburgh run away from home to see the historic moment. But Roger suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and soon his illness complicates their travel.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age, Sports.

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chasing ghosts cover

3.5 chucks rating
PG

Chasing Ghosts. (2015) Toby Nichols, Tim Meadows, W. Early Brown, Robyn Lively, Meryrick Murphy. Directed by Joshua Shreve. Eleven-year-old Lucas Simons and his parents are trying to deal with the death of Lucas’ older brother, who was Lucas’ partner in making videos. Lucas copes by taking videos of funerals, and when a strange apparition appears in one of those videos, Lucas becomes a YouTube sensation. Things turn around in Lucas’ life when he meets Chris, a local author and basketball coach who had a near death experience.
Categories: Drama, Family.

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Chasing Liberty

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Chasing Liberty. (2003) Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Mark Harmon, Jereny Piven, Annabella Sciorra, Stark Sands. The president’s teenaged daughter wants to experience some freedom from her ever-present secret service escorts. So on a trip to Europe, she engineers an impromptu escape, ending up in the arms of an attractive but reluctant British young man, a complete stranger, or is he?

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

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Cheaper by the Dozen

2.5 chucks rating PG

Cheaper by the Dozen. (2003) Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Schmidt, Alyson Stoner, Jacob Smith, Liliana Murry, Morgan York, Forrest Landis, Blake Woodruff, Brent and Shane Kinsman. Directed by Shawn Levy. The Bakers, a family with 12 kids, reluctantly move from small town Illinois to the big city when Tom Baker is hired as football coach of a Division 1 college team in Evanston. But when Kate, Tom’s wife, gets a big time book contract, Tom is left home alone with the kids while trying to deal with the pressures of coaching.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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Child Eater cover

2.5 chucks rating

NR, would

be R

Child Eater. (2016) Cait Bliss, Brandon Smalls, Dave Klasko, James Wilcox, Melinda Chilton, Colin Critchley, Jason Martin. Written and directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen. A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas’ bedroom closet.

Category: Horror.

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3 chucksrating
PG

Children on their Birthdays. (2002) Sheryl Lee, Christopher McDonald, Joe Pichler, Tania Raymonde, Jesse Plemons, Tom Arnold. Directed by Mark Medoff. Lily Jane Bobbit, a very self-possesed 13-year-old, makes an impact on a small postwar Alabama town with her adult-like bearing, ideas about people, and her desire to become a Hollywood star, while two best friends, Billy Bob and Preacher, vie for her attention.

Categories: Drama, Family.

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Child's Play 2

2.5 chucks rating R

Child’s Play 2. (1990) Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif. Directed by John Lafia. This is the second film in the series about the evil doll Chucky who is trying to possess the soul of young Andy Barclay. Although burned to a crisp in the first film, Chucky is refurbished by the toy factory trying to dispel the negative publicity surrounding the doll. The chase begins again when Chucky is able to track Andy to the new foster home where he is now living.

Categories: Drama, Horror.

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A Christmas Prince cover

2.5 chucks rating NR, would be PG

A Christmas Prince. (2017) Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Honor Kneafsey, Amy Marston, Sarah Douglas, Emma Louise Saunders, Theo Devaney, Alice Krige. Directed by Alex Zamm. When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love — but will she be able to keep up her lie?

Categories: Romance.

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The Christmas Project

2.5 chucks rating NR, would be PG

Christmas Project. (2016) Jacob Buster, Caitlyn Meyer, Grace Hallows, Gabe White, Anson Bagley, Alison Clark, Brian Clark, Josh Reid. Directed by Michael Buster. As Christmas is approaching, the Buckley brothers must learn to deal with each other and Finn Hagbert, a mean school bully who is always picking on them.

Categories: Family.

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Christmas Trade cover

2 chucks rating

NR, would be PG

Christmas Trade. (2015) William Baldwin, Denise Richards, Michael Campion, Tom Arnold, Jennifer Grant. Written and directed by Joel Souza. Just days before Christmas, a widower Los Angeles real estate lawyer and his eleven-year-old son magically swap bodies. As they walk in each other’s chucks, at a cutthroat law firm and the frightening days of sixth grade, the father and son rediscover what it means to be family.

Categories: Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Family.

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Chucks title

3 chucksrating
NR, would be R

Chucks. (2015) Ana Posch, Markus Subramaniam, Thomas Schubert, Steffi Reinsperger, Susi Stach. Written and directed by Gerhard Ertl and Sabine Hiebler. Mae, alienated from her mother after the death of her brother, roams the streets of Vienna as a punk in his red high top chucks. She lives in abandoned buildings, commits petty crimes, sprays walls with graffiti, and tries her hand at poetry slams. Her life goes through a big change when she meets and falls in love with Paul, a patient at the AIDS center where she is performing community service to stay out of jail. In German with English subtitles. Not yet released in the USA.

Categories: Drama.

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The Chumscrubber

2.5 chucks rating R

The Chumscrubber. (2005) Jamie Bell, Camilla Belle, Justin Chatwin, Glenn Close, Rory Culkin, Thomas Curtis, Tim DeKay, William Fichtner, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, John Heard. Directed by Arie Posin. A dark comedy about an alienated teenager who discovers the suicidal body of his best friend and doesn’t bother telling any of the parents in his postcard-perfect neightborhood full of self-centered people and dysfunctional families.

Categories: Drama, Teenagers.

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The Church

2 chucks rating

R

The Church. (1989) Asia Argento, Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin, Barbara Cupisti, Antonella Vitale. Directed by Michele Soavi. When a sealed crypt in a gothic church is accidentally breached, spirits from a medieval massacre trapped inside for centuries reappear and unleash havoc.

Categories: Drama, Horror.

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A Cinderella Story

3 chucksrating
PG

A Cinderella Story. (2004) Hillary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray, Dan Byrd, Regina King, Julie Gonzalo, Paul Rodriguez, Hannah Robinson. Directed by Mark Rossman. A modern day adaption of the classic story set in a San Fernando Valley high school and Cinderella (Sam) wears high top chucks.

Categories: Comedy, Romance, Teenagers.

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cirque du freak cover

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. (2009) Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Josh Hutcherson, Ray Sevenson, Patrick Fugit, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek. Directed by Paul Weitz. Drawn to the dark unpredictble world of the Cirque du Freak, a traveling sideshow of freaks and vampires, 16-year-old Darren decides to trade in his ordinary life for a chance to becaome an immortal vampire.

Categories: Comedy, Horror.

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Clerks II

2.5 chucks rating R

Clerks II. (2006) Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith. Directed by Kevin Smith. A calamity at Dante and Randall’s shops sends them looking for new horizons — but they ultimately settle at Mooby’s, a fictional Disney/McDonald’s-style fast-food empire.

Category: Comedy.

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Click

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Click. (2006) Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner, Sean Astin. Directed by Frank Coraci. Click focuses on a workaholic architect who finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Categories: Fantasy, Drama

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The Client

4 chucks rating
PG-13

The Client. (1994) Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Edwards, Anthony LaPaglia, Ossie Davis. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Brad Renfro all deliver strong performances in this well done screen adaptation of the John Grisham novel about a young boy pursued by both the Mafia and the FBI when he witnesses the suicide of a mob lawyer.

Categories: Crime and Mystery, Drama

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The Climb

4 chucks rating
PG-13

The Climb. (1997) John Hurt, Gregory Smith, David Strathairn, Stephen McHattie, Seth Smith, Sarah Buxton, Marla Sokoloff, Oliver Hodges. Directed by Bob Swain. A twelve year old boy wants to climb a huge but decrepit radio tower to prove his courage in this coming of age story set in suburban Baltimore in the late fifties. John Hurt plays a dying cranky old man living next door who helps the boy pursue his dream and discover the true meaning of bravery.


Categories: Drama, Family, Coming of Age.

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The Club

1 chuck rating

R

The Club. (1994) J. H. Wyman, Kim Coates, Andrea Roth, Rino romano, Zack Ward, Kelli Taylor, Matthew Ferguson, Paul Popowich, Nicole Stoffman. Directed by Brenton Spencer. Students at their senior prom find themselves in an alternate world of fear and death. They must find a way to face their fears or join “The Club.”

Categories: Horror.

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Comeback Season

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Comeback Season. (2006) Ray Liotta, Glenne Headly, Shaun Sipos, Rachel Blanchard, Chloe Pearce, Brooke Nevin. Written and directed by Bruce McCulloch. A cheating husband and an injured star high school quarterback become court ordered roommates after their lives fall apart and they act out in public. The two form an unlikely alliance as they try for a second chance at love and stardom.

Categories: Drama, Romance.

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Commando

2.5 chucks rating R

Commando. (1985) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, James Olson, David Patrick Kelly, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke, Drew Snyder, Sharon Wyatt, Michael Delano. Directed by Mark L. Lester. Colonel John Matrix is a retired Special Forces commando now living under cover in the country with his daughter Jenny. But someone has been killing members of his unit one-by-one and later kidnaps Jenny. Matrix is told he must assassinate the president of a Latin American country if he ever wants to see her alive again. However Matrix has other ideas and he will stop at nothing to save Jenny... even if he has to start a one man war.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama.

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3 chucksrating
G

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. (1995) Kirk Cameron, Larry Miller, Jason Bernand, Andrew Woodworth, Anne Tremko, Michael McCurley, Dean Jones. Directed by Peyton Reed. (Remake for television) Dexter Riley, a below average student at Medfield College, suddenly becomes a genius with a computer for a brain when a freak electrical accident transfers the entire content of a computer encyclopedia into his brain. Soon Dexter is famous, and now must deal with the pressures put on him by the college dean, jealous rivals, and the government, along with the estrangement he experiences with his friends. Not currently available on DVD.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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Concrete Night cover

2 chucks rating

NR, would be R

Concrete Night. (2013) Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Anneli Karppinen, Juhan Ulfsak. Written and directed by Pirjo Honkasalo. A fourteen-year-old boy living in a stifling Helsinki slum and having a death-oriented fantasy life takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother in this film noir made in Finland.

Categories: Drama, Sexually Explicit, Coming of Age.

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The Conrad Boys

2.5 chucks rating R

The Conrad Boys. (2006) Justin Lo, Boo Boo Stewart, Nick Bartzen, Barry Shay, Nancy Hancock. Directed by Justin Lo. Charlie tries to raise his highly imaginative younger brother after the sudden death of their mother. Their lives are complicated by the return of their long absent father, and Charlie’s romantic attraction to Nick, a drifter with a checkered past.

Categories: Drama, Sexually Explicit, Coming of Age.

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Considering Love and Other Magic cover

3 chucksrating
NR, would be PG

Considering Love and Other Magic. (2016) Maddie Phillips, Ryan Grantham, Sheila McCarthy, Eric McCormack, Montana Lehrman, Karl Thordarson, Darcy Fehr, Nancy Sorel, Maria Kost, Rory J. Saper. Written and directed by Dave Schultz. A trouble teenager dealing with the suicide of her younger brother at home and failing her classes at school takes on a tutoring assignment with a younger teen living in a mansion who says he hasn’t left his home since the 1950s.

Categories: Drama, Teenagers, Family.

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2.5 chucks rating PG

Contest. (2013) Kenton Duty, Danny Flaherty, Mary Beth Peil, Katherine McNamara, Kyle Dean Massey. Written and directed by Anthony Joseph Giunta. A bullied high school student who is a talented chef enters a contest to save his grandmother’s restaurant from foreclosure. He get help from an unlikely ally, his main tormentor who must help him or be expelled from school.

Categories: Drama, Teenagers, Coming of Age.

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Cool Dog cover

2 chucks ratingPG

Cool Dog. (2010) Michael Pare, Jackson Pace, Cameron Ten Napel, Christa Campbell. Directed by Danny Lerner. When young Jimmy and his family move to New York City from Louisiana, they must leave the boy’s beloved German shepherd Rainey behind. But Rainey has other ideas.

Categories: Family, Comedy.

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Cool Runnings

3 chucksrating
G

Cool Runnings. (1993) Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D.Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy. Directed by Jon Turtelltaub. Several Jamaican athletes, determined to make it to the Olympics, decide to compete in the bobsled event.

Categories: Comedy, Sports.

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Cooley High

2.5 chucks rating PG

Cooley High. (1975) Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis, Corin Rogers, Maurice Havis. Directed by Jon Turtelltaub. This look at black teen life in 1964 focuses around two friends Preach and Cochise who want to make the most of their final days as seniors.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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2 chucks rating

NR, would be G

Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang. (2011) Kyle Kirk, J.B. Edwards, Hayley Orantia, Kennedy Hermanson, Preston Falconer, Aidan Langford. Directed by Sam Ditore. Not sure whether this film is meant to be an updated Dennis the Menace, a commercial for Texas realtors, or another routine kid’s mystery set in today’s world with very 1950s characters. Mischievious young Cooper and his friends go on a search for Mr. Wilson’s missing wedding ring in his upscale, family friendly town. Available for viewing online at castlehills.com.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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Cornbread, Earl, and Me

2 chucks rating

PG

Cornbread, Earl, and Me. (1975) Moses Gunn, Keith Wilkes, Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Joe Manduke. When Cornbread, a promising high school basketball player about to leave the ghetto, is killed by two policemen who mistake him for a rapist, the local authorities use strong-arm methods to cover up what happened and silence the community. It is up to his younger brother and his friend Earl to find the courage to speak up and clear his name.

Categories: Drama, Crime and Mystery, Family.

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Corvette Summer

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Corvette Summer. (1978) Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche, William Bryant, Kim Milford, Philip Bruns, Danny Bonaduce. Directed by Matthew Robbins. Ken, a high school student with great skill as a mechanic fixes up a Corvette Stingray in his auto shop class with the help of his classmates.  Unfortunately, the car is stolen, so Ken puts out all his efforts in getting it back. A hot tip leads him to Las Vegas, where he hooks up with a fledgling hooker, Vanessa, who helps him try to track down the Stingray before it gets away for good.

Category: Comedy, Action/Adventure.

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The Couch Trip

2 chucks rating

R

The Couch Trip. (1988) Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Donna Dixon, Richard Romanus. Directed by Michael Ritchie. John Burns, a not-so-crazy inmate of an Illinois insane asylum, intercepts a call to his psychiatrist and fraudulently accepts an offer to replace a stressed-out celebrity shrink as host of a radio call in show. Burns makes an ingenious escape to Los Angeles and quickly becomes a ratings success. But Burns’ scam is endangered when another con man posing as a priest gets on to him.

Category: Comedy.

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Crash Landing cover

2 chucks rating

NR

Crash Landing. (2005) Antonio Sabaro, Jr., Michael Pare, Braianne Davis, Kevin Dobson, Brandon Barash. Directed by Jim Wynorski. A private flight for a billionaire’s daughter and her friends becomes a hellish ordeal when the plane is overtaken by a team of terrorists, plotting to hold the billionairess hostage. But there is one thing the hijackers didn’t count on — Major John Masters, who is also on board.

Category: Action Adventure, Crime and Mystery.

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Creator

3 chucksrating
R

Creator. (1985) Peter O’Toole, Vincent Spano, Mariel Hemingway, Virginia Madsen. Directed by Ivan Passer. A quirky romance that stars Peter O’Toole as an eccentric Nobel laureate who is secretly trying to create a clone of his dear, departed wife, and enlists the services of a young graduate student to help him.

Categories: Drama, Romance, Sexually Explicit.

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Creed cover

2.5 chucks rating PG-13

Creed. (2015) MIchael B. Jordan, Sylverster Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashed, Andre Bellew, Tony Ward. Written and directed by Ryan Coogler. The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa laces up his black high top chucks one more time and serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed..

Categories: Drama, Sports.

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Critters 3

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Critters 3. (1991) John Calvin, Katherine Cortez, Aimee Brooks, Leonardo di Caprio. Directed by Kristine Peterson. The fanged, famished fur-balls from outer space return for another outing, this time invading a run-down apartment building in Grover Springs where the greedy landlord is trying to get the tenants to leave.

Categories: Science Fiction, Horror.

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Crooklyn

2.5 chucks rating PG-13

Crooklyn. (1994) Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris, Carlton Williams, Harif Rashed, Tse-Mach Washinton, Christopher Knowings. Directed by Spike Lee. Spike Lee’s semi-autobiographical film about an African-American family struggling to raise five children in Brooklyn during the 1970s, told from the point of view of the 10-year-old daughter.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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The Cure

4 chucks rating
PG-13

The Cure. (1995) Brad Renfro, Joseph Mazzello, Annabella Sciorra, Diana Scarwid, Bruce Davison. Directed by Peter Horton. A moving coming of age story about two lonely eleven-year old boys who develop an unlikely friendship. This is an unusual film about kids because its strong character development, minimalist style, and the riveting performances by Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazzello more than compensate for the somewhat improbable story line.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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The Curse of the Unkissable Kid cover

3 chucks rating

NR, would be PG

The Curse of the Unkissable Kid. (2013) William Leon, Joseph Haag, Christopher Bones, Liv Southard, Lee Meriwether, Drew Droege, Brady Matthews. Written and directed by Mark Marchillo. A bullied kid drinks a magical potion before reading the fine print.

Categories: Short, Comedy, Family.


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Cursed

2 chucks rating

PG-13

Cursed. (2005) Portia de Rossi, Mya, Shannon Elizabeth, Solar, Daniel Edward Mora, Kristina Anapau, Jesse Eisenberg, Milo Ventimiglia, Jonny Acker, Eric Ladin, Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson. Directed by Wes Craven. A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Horror.

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