A retrospective documentary of the first four seasons of the acclaimed series The Wire.
Bruce is a telephone lineman who accidentally overhears a murder plot. When 911 informs him that there is nothing that they can do about it, he takes matters into his own hands, and gets entangled in a world of sex and mystery.
A documentary exploring the role of the media in relation to the acclaimed series The Wire.
Experience America's failing drug war through the magic of song!
Nicky escapes from prison somewhere between Alabama and Utah, sometime in the future. He looks for his girl in the bars and hotels. All he can see in his new freedom is that no one cares for the future of human culture.
A movie within a movie about making a movie...Randy Travis stars in a western movie that is being filmed. There is lots of singing and fighting going on. This movie very cleverly promotes Randy as a singer and his music releases. Burt Reynolds joins in with the singing and the fighting along side Randy. Chuck Norris has a cameo as he joins in to kick Randy's behind in a cool fight scene.
A sailor (Richard Talmadge) journeys to a remote island in search of a rare urn. The film also stars Alberta Vaughn, Charles K. French and Martin Turner.
Popeye is wooing Olive on the phone when Bluto comes over. He overhears, taps into the line, and impersonates Popeye. They proceed to have a high-wire fight on the telephone lines outside Olive's house.
The Great Maranelli, a stunting circus clown, falls instantly in love when he sees Dorothy Langdon, who does not think too much of him and lets him know it. He is so smitten that his works suffers to the extent that he is soon just a hobo drifting along the open road. When he again encounters Dorothy, she gets him a job as a salesman with her father's light-and-power company, and proves to be a a real "live-wire" salesman. He is then put in charge of the lighting in an amusement park being built under Dorothy's supervision, and trouble comes many directions, guided by Dorothy's cad fiancée who wants to make the stock in the project worthless so he can buy it cheaply.
A dark and challenging drama set in South Africa during the Apartheid regime.
Documentary - A secret political prison unit in the USA? In 1986, a controversial high security unit was opened in an underground chamber of Kentucky's federal prison. Its three female prisoners received sentences of unprecedented length for nonviolent crimes. - Susan Sarandon, Dean Irby
The first-ever official live document from brilliant 70s art-punks Wire is finally released on this CD/DVD set, which captures their 1979 performance on then-West Germany's "Rockpalast" show.
There is no discernible plot in this alluring early animated effort, just the title mutt; a cigar-chomping cop; a drunk named Piffle; a flirtatious dog;! and a hungry cat.
A powerful record of what life 'behind the wire' was like for the Catholic community living in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry during The Troubles. Unlike their counterparts in mainstream TV news, the investigative Berwick Street Film Collective were given exclusive access to Belfast's Catholic community. The testimonies and footage of life 'behind the wire' that they captured amounts to a grim but arresting picture of Northern Ireland at the height of The Troubles. Ireland - Behind the Wire is a now regarded as a landmark of the 1970s oppositional cinema movement.
The mission: Capture U.S. and NATO forces on camera giving food, water, clothing, blankets, and medical supplies to widows and orphans in refugee camps and villages. Most of the relief aid comes from a grassroots effort in America during the past five years by a courageous Air Force intelligence officer, Col. Victor Kuchar, who is the highest ranking officer to regularly travel into the tribal regions. Col. Kuchar, a Catholic from a small Michigan parish, has captured the hearts and minds of the youngsters, as well as the respect of the elders, mostly Pashtun, or Sunni Muslims, who call him "Mullah" (a local leader). The interaction between U.S. Forces and these forgotten family members of fighters killed or maimed helping drive out the Taliban, post 9/11, and who continue at our side in the war on terror against Al-Qaeda and other Muslim extremist groups, is both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
Everybody's guilty of something and Detective Stephen Tree has to use his gut to figure if their guilt is worth his time. Tripping the Wire goes beyond the classic whodunnit. It's a story of loyalty, betrayal and the secrets people will die for - or kill for - to protect.
British crime-fighting psychologist Dr. Tony Hill (Robson Green) crosses the Atlantic to investigate the case of an American vet who brutally killed his own family. Can he prove the soldier's defense of post-traumatic stress disorder is bogus? Or will the Texas heat, hostile locals and even a violent plot against him throw Dr. Hill off the trail? This feature-length film from the "Wire in the Blood" TV series also stars Brad Hawkins.
The film studies the history of, and people who made, Extreme Championship Wrestling a cult sensation in the 1990s. Its an intimate look at the subculture of a subculture, and the athletes who were willing to take massive amounts of punishment for little money based on the promise of something more within their industry. This is a film about culture and human beings - who just happen to use tables and chairs and violent acts as part of their performance art. This documentary is not owned or supported by the WWE.
Have laptop, will travel. A documentary chronicling the stories of people living and traveling the world, all while working remotely.
Part of BFI collection "Points and Aspects."
Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.
Clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill's uncanny ability to see into the minds of murderers means he finds it difficult to distance himself from disturbing cases.
Charlie Brooker talks to the cast of The Wire, and to Baltimore natives, to find out what makes the show so special.