Balto (1995)

Balto (Kevin Bacon) is a part husky/wolf outcast living in the small city of Nome, Alaska in the 1920s. He is feared and mistrusted by everyone except a goose named Boris (Bob Hoskins) and a female husky named Jenna (Bridget Fonda). When the children of the town start to succumb to a Diphtheria outbreak, it’s up to Balto to lead a team of dogs to retrieve the medicine.

Based on a real life incident, this film is full of humor, adventure and warmth.

1hr. 17min.

Shipwrecked (1990)

Young Haakon makes a hard decision, when he takes his fathers place on a ship in order to pay the family’s debt. Almost at the same time that the boat is taken over by a mutiny, the ship is lost in a storm. The boy is shipwrecked on an island that happens to be the hideout for a band of pirates. When he finds their treasure Haakon knows it will only be a matter of time before they return.

1hr. 32min.

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

When life in America isn’t quite what they dreamed it would be, young Fievel and his family fall for the allure of the Golden West and set off for a new life.  Once there they find it harder then they expected but the mice want to stick it out when they fall for the promises of a scheming cat (John Cleese).  Fievel is the only one that realizes the truth and it’s up to him to save the other mice.

Jimmy Stewart co-stars in his final film as an old law dog that just might have one more fight in him.

1hr. 16min.

The Big Green (1995)

Everyone in the tiny town of Elma, Texas are used to not having much to look forward to. That all changes when foreign exchange teacher Anna (Olivia d’Abo) arrives.  Her unfailing optimize catches all the kids up in her idea to start a soccer team.  Even the town sheriff (Steve Guttenberg) and former college athlete can’t resist helping.  In the end Anna gives the town something to believe in and they give her a home.

1hr. 41min.

 

 

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991)

Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar) dreams of a better life and in 1930’s America the place to get that (at least she thinks so) is Atlantic City.  Along the way she comes upon a carnival that’s hosting a one of a kind act; a horse races up a ramp and a girl jumps on his back as they dive into a tank of water.  Through a turn of events Sonora takes over the act and is an instant sensation.  When tragedy strikes, Sonora must over come a seemly impossible challenge.

Based on an incredible true story.

1hr. 28min.

Borrowed Hearts (1997)

When Kathleen (Roma Downey) and her daughter Zoey (Sarah Rosen Fruitman) literally stumble into the home of Sam (Eric McCormack) it’s perfect timing; he’s a business man who’s client and potential buyer for his company is coming into town and expects Sam to be a family man.  The plan is to pay Kathleen to have her and her daughter pose as his family for a week.  Things get more complicated when the client (Hector Elizondo) extends his stay and is constantly having them do things together, as a family.

1hr. 31min.

Tarzan (1999)

Tarzan (Tony Goldwyn) has always know there was something different about him and his gorilla family.  When Jane (Minnie Driver) and her father come to Africa to do research on gorilla families, Tarzan finally realizes that he truly isn’t one of them (a gorilla). While Jane helps Tarzan learn where he comes from, she also helps him to finally see where he belongs.  Then when Jane and her fathers guide Clayton (Brian Blessed) reveals his true plans of capturing gorillas and selling them back in England, it’s up to Tarzan to save them.

1hr. 28min.

Our Mutual Friend (1998)

Charles Dickens’ sprawling story of abject poverty and lavish wealth is brought to the screen in this stellar adaption.  The lives of two young women, in vastly different circumstances, are entwined by the death of young John (Steven Mackintosh) who was coming home from years abroad to claim his fortune and the hand of his (pre-arranged) bride.  Lizzie (Keeley Hawes) has been brought up along the river by her adopted father and has somehow managed to not let the squalor and corruption corrupt her.  Bella (Anna Friel) is the middle-class young woman who was to marry John.  When Lizzies’ father finds a body floating in the river, it’s sets off a chain of events that will plum the depths of greed, lust and love.

6hrs. 0min.

The Love Letter (1998)

When historian Scott (Campbell Scott) impulsively buys an antique civil war era writing desk, his fiance thinks he’s a little crazy.  Later, while cleaning the desk he finds in a hidden compartment a love letter written by a lonely poet Elizabeth (Jennifer Jason Leigh) from over a hundred years before.  Inspired by the beauty and longing in her letter he writes back and with a little help from his free-spirit mother (she supplies him with authentic paper, ink and stamp) the letter finds it’s way to Elizabeth.  Knowing they will never be able to meet, they continue writing to each other.  Then, the impossible happens in this poignant romance.

1hr. 39min.