Quiz Show (1994)
Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
A street wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry ‘The Blade’ Muldano, a Mafia hit man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots himself and Mark is found at the scene, and both the FBI and the Mafia quickly realize that Mark probably knows more than he says.
Hank Marshall is a tough, square jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons testing in 1950’s America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different reasons. He is an outspoken opponent of atmospheric testing, though his superiors hold contrary views and want to squelch his concerns…and his reports. The other problem is his wife, Carly. She is voluptuous and volatile, wreaking havoc in his personal life and stirring up intrigue at each new Army base.
“The Sum of Us” is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open minded “mate” that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff unsuccessfully searches for love, with the unwanted guidance of his father.
Two drag queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, and head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, named ‘Priscilla’. En route, they discover that the woman they’ve contracted with is the wife of one of the drag queens. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who then travels on with them.
1813. Major Sharpe’s old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is found dead the next morning, Sharpe is arrested and brought before a court martial, and it seems not even Patrick Harper and the Chosen Men can save Sharpe from a hanging, or rescue his honour
A cemetery man has the unusual problem of the dead rising from the grave. Himself and his assistant must end these creatures’ lives again after they are reborn. Everything is going well until “She” comes along and stirs things up a bit.
The film tells a story of Mariana, a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his trip home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse took a journey only to find herself lost in abstract drama.
A burger loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug addled gangster’s moll and a washed up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.