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Films with: Arkin, Alan

Argo
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.
DVD 9389
Catch-22
The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II.
DVD 1489
City Island
Vince Rizzo is a lifelong resident of the tiny, tradition-steeped Bronx enclave of City Island. A family man who makes his living as a corrections officer, Vince longs to become an actor. Vince would rather let his wife believe his weekly poker games are a cover for an affair than admit he is secretly taking acting classes in Manhattan. When Vince is asked to reveal his biggest secret in class, he inadvertently sets off a chaotic chain of events that turns his mundane suburban life upside down.
DVD 7682
Gattaca
Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel.
DVD 3855
Glengarry GlenRoss
A powerful story of desperation and betrayal set in the world of real estate.
DVD 5124
Grosse pointe blank
A comedy about a hit man, a high school reunion, and the girl he left behind.
DVD 4203
In-laws
Dentist Sheldon Kornpett is a respectable man. He has a daughter who is about to marry the son of a very suspicious character, Vince Ricardo. Nonetheless, Vince calls on Sheldon and convinces him to go with him on a series of adventures, claiming all the while that he is a CIA agent, and that what he is doing is in national interest. Sheldon follows Vince to a South American country ruled by a very odd man, General Garcia, who talks to his hand. It seems that the dictator is involved in a scheme to counterfeit and undermine U.S. currency.
DVD 6609
Jules Feiffer's Little murders
Ultrablack comedy about life in nightmarish New York City. Focuses on aggressive urbanite (Rodd) who lassoes passive photographer Gould into marriage.
DVD 9585
Last unicorn
In her search for other unicorns, the last unicorn encounters a cast of delightful characters as well as dangers she never imagined. Throughout the fantastic adventure, she learns of friendship, love, and, most importantly, her true self. Special features include: The Tail of the Last Unicorn featurette; Escape the Red Bull game; Schmendrick's Magical Gallery; and more.
DVD 11467
Little Miss Sunshine
Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence. And Olive's grandfather is a loser with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in California.
DVD 5527
Marley & me
John and Jen are journalists who are a newly married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy that no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Marley shreds cushions, destroys floors and walls and most everything in between. Instead of taking him to the pound, they love their dog and he faithfully loves them in return. John and Jen eventually have three children and Jen gives up her career to be a mom. John's career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. The family moves from Florida to Pennsylvania. John struggles with his own career direction, but Marley remains the constant. A memoir of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan's life with his yellow Labrador retriever.
DVD 6655
Million dollar arm
JB Bernstein is a once-successful sports agent who may have to close his business. To save it, he comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Setting off for Mumbai, JB stages a televised nationwide competition called "Million dollar arm" where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the US with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family.
DVD 10679
Return of Captain Invincible
Stripped of his Super Hero status by the McCarthy Commission in the 1950s for wearing a red cape, Captain Invincible finds solace in booze. Thirty years later, the President calls on him when the evil Mr. Midnight steals America's secret weapon, the Hypnoray. Can our hero get himself together in time to save the world?
DVD 10099
Thirteen conversations about one thing
13 conversations about one thing takes four characters (a lawyer who hits a housecleaner with his car, then flees the scene; the housecleaner herself; a science professor who leaves his wife; and an insurance claims adjuster who's deeply envious of a coworker who seems irrepressibly happy) and blends their stories into a delicate but potent mix.
DVD 3139
Wait until dark
A photographer unwittingly smuggles a doll stuffed with heroin into New York City. His recently blinded wife, alone in their apartment, is first terrorized by hired crooks, and then by the psychopathic Roat, in search of the doll.
DVD 2518