Guilty as Charged
US Army Investigator John Murphy (now a Lieutenant, although he was a Major in the previous Base movie) has been sent to look into a series of suspicious deaths that have been going on under the watch of Colonel Strauss. After going undercover and infiltrating Strauss's unit, Murphy discovers that Strauss and his men are leading a vigilante gang to dispense 'justice' to those they feel have been wrongly acquitted of various crimes.
- Stars:Antonio Sabato Jr., James Remar, Duane Davis, Yuji Okumoto, Melissa Lewis, Elijah Mahar, Emilio Rivera, Johnny Urbon, William Jones, Deron McBee, Randy Mulkey, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Robert Crow, Bob Rudd, Dean Mason,
- Director:Mark L. Lester,
- Writer:Jeff Albert, C. Courtney Joyner
The Pentagon sends their top soldier to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of two dozen soldiers. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Guilty as Charged torrent reviews
(ca) wrote: this was terrible. should not have been able to put the words "Cabin Fever" in the title.
(kr) wrote: (First and only viewing - In my early twenties)
(kr) wrote: Full of Loopholes.. kinda questions perfect first part!!
(au) wrote: gute deutsche Film...
(gb) wrote: Beautiful movie starring Leslie Cheung!
(br) wrote: The best thing about this whole boring slow vampire movie from the early 70s were the gorgeous twins who played the main characters. Everything else in this is kinda meh but if you like slow stuffy old hammer horror movies then this is right up your alley.
(gb) wrote: The absolute greatest kidnaping film ever. Akira Kurosawa is THE greatest influence on the film industry, and this is just a small reason why.
(us) wrote: Funded by the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, produced by blacklisted filmmakers and containing what was argued to be Communist propaganda, Salt of the Earth reflects many of the themes of similar stories such as 'The Grapes of Wrath' and 'The Jungle'. The film is competently produced, though its inexpensiveness is often evident. The print offered by Alpha Video is not particularly impressive, featuring occasionally scratchy picture and pops in the soundtrack. The story revolves around a young New Mexican mining couple and their struggle to obtain more favorable working conditions. Issues of worker's rights coincide with feminist ideals and race relations to form a powder keg of frustration and fear. The film was blacklisted in the U.S. upon release. This fact, combined with the ground-breaking subject matter, makes the film interesting as a curio, though I doubt few would know of it if it had been screened and merely dismissed.
(es) wrote: This movie had potential, but fell through the cracks. To bad.
(it) wrote: Tell me about my dear, dear Daddy! Is it true that he's dead? We hope so, they buried him.
(jp) wrote: Joy Ride is directed by John Dahl, written by well known director J.J. Abrams, and Clay Tarver. It stars Paul Walker, Steve Zahn, Leelee Sobieski, and Ted Levine in a horror thriller film about 2 brothers messing around with the radio, and when Rusty Nail was on the radio, they decided to prank him, and when they get their laugh, Rusty Nail goes after them for being embarrassed in a car chase. I was excited to go back to watching this film as J.J. Abrams was one of the main reasons why I wanted to watch it again, even if he's not the director for this film. So with Joy Ride, it's a great film that is interesting to see small films that J.J. Abrams was involved with before he got well known. Paul Walker is good as the main lead, and Steve Zahn is pretty funny in it, but is not just the comic relief in it. Ted Levine is very scary good in it, gives off a very chilling voice that's honestly different from what I usually hear from horror films, and his character is a great villain that makes sense why he's doing that. The score by Marco Beltrami is effective for the film, and it has a lot of suspense to the point of making me worried for the characters. The problems I have with the film, is that the plot is not original, in fact, it reminds me a lot of Steven Spielberg's Duel which J.J. Abrams was influenced by, and Leelee Sobieski is just all right in it, nothing really special for her performance. In the end, Joy Ride is smarter than your average B movie and had a lot of great things in it to make it stand out on its own.
(it) wrote: There's a murder. A woman named Lucy Gallagher (Nancy Beatty) sees a man standing over the body. It turns out, this man is a priest named Father Andrews (Von Flores), and he gets charged in the murder. He claims that the murder told him in confession who the murderer actually is, but since confession is confidential -- the film actually makes a point of explaining this to us, so that nobody is lost -- he cannot say who it was. Enter Daniel Clemens (Christian Slater), another priest. We find out through him, and Cardinal Ledesna (Gordon Pinsent) that Andrews actually can say who the supposed murder actually is, as it isn't technically considered a mortal sin. Andrews is adamant and won't say who confessed to him, and as a result, it kept in captivity. The next morning, we're told that Andrews hanged himself in the showers. Clemens doesn't believe this, and neither do we. If a man is so devoted to his faith that he won't risk giving up a murderer, why would he commit suicide, something that might risk his entry into the gates of St. Peter. Clemens decides to embark on a quest to try to clear Andrews' name, although the exact reason isn't particularly clear. The rest of the church is perfectly okay with calling him a bad seed and putting this event in their past. But Clemens doesn't feel this way, and he's going to do whatever he can in order to solve the mystery of a murder I didn't really care about. Maybe Andrews didn't do it, maybe he did, but what does it matter? Andrews is now dead, and unless resurrection is in the cards, it'll never matter to him whether people believe that he did it or not. Besides, God certainly knows whether this man killed another or not. What we end up getting is a fairly basic mystery film with the good priest trying to find out who is really a murderer. Again, I don't think there's much point to this, but if it makes sense to Clemens, that's all that really matters. Along the way, a bunch of people are questioned, there are a ton of red herrings, and the ending will probably come out of nowhere. At least, it did to me. I didn't suspect the person who is actually guilty, although that's probably because that person isn't really in the film much, giving us little reason to suspect him or her. As a result, the conclusion to The Good Shepherd comes as a surprise, almost like a twist ending. But it's not effective because there haven't been any clues for us to figure out who the killer is. There are a lot of times that make us question certain groups or individuals, but I'll save you the trouble and tell you that they weren't behind it. It's a character you've barely seen and it makes little sense that he would be involved at all. There's no motivation behind the killing, and when we eventually find out who it is, we find out that he's killed "three times since [his] last confession." Really now? And nobody has caught on? Why did you kill these people? We only find out about the first murder, and even then, it's not a satisfactory explanation. Even the investigation, which takes up the majority of the film, isn't that involving for the audience. Maybe it's because I didn't believe it to be necessary in the first place, but every time Clemens would go talk to another character, I wanted him to get all of his answers so that he can get back to doing his job. And then he gets sidetracked a couple of times throughout, but those subplots don't really lead anywhere. The interesting parts of the film, like the corruption of the Catholic church, or possible abuse in shelters, are largely ignored. These are issues that could have been touched on or had statements made about them, but they get brought up used as a way to make us think about who is behind the murder, and then forgotten about. There's also the suicide of Andrews, which Clemens believes was actually murder, which is never solved. Clemens eventually asks for the help of his news reporter ex-wife, Madeline (Molly Parker), whose purpose is to follow him around and do nothing else. This is really a one-man show, and she basically just gets in the way, but allows him to portray his thoughts to the audience instead of talking to himself. There's conflict between them, as he left her to become a priest a while ago, but that's also a topic that is brought up but later ignored. Are there parts of The Good Shepherd that are any good? Not really. Christian Slater doesn't make a believable priest while all of the other characters sink into the background because this is his show to run. If there is anything to take out of this film, it's that it's only an hour and a half, so it's not like it's going to waste all that much of your time. And since it's not a deep movie or one that will require much work or participation from the audience, you can turn your brain off and watch a determined man try to solve something that doesn't need solving in the first place. There's nothing to like about The Good Shepherd, and there's also no reason to give it a watch, unless you're a rabid Christian Slater fan, because he's in almost every frame of this film. The plot is mundane, the characters are lifeless, the twist at the end comes out of nowhere for the wrong reasons, and it sidesteps all of the interesting issues in favor of having Slater go around talking to random characters. This is a worthless murder mystery, and you have no reason to give it 90 minutes of your time.
(de) wrote: Like a really bad episode of 90210.Do yourself a favour and avoid it!