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Films with: Lithgow, John

2010 the year we make contact /
While planet Earth poses on the brink of disaster, a team of Russian and American scientists hurtle to a rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.
DVD 600
Accountant
Christian Wolff is a math savant who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division starting to close in, he takes on a legitimate client, a robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, the body count starts to rise.
DVD 12061
American cinema
An epic analysis of the American motion picture industry that combines rare archival film, key scenes from immortal movies, interviews with leading filmmakers and commentary from noted film scholars and critics.
DVD 1543
Blow out
After accidentally recording a political candidate's fatal car accident, Travolta can convince no one that there is a coverup. No one believes him - only the killer.
DVD 1218
Bombshell /
A group of women decides to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.
DVD 13326
Campaign
In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man, naive Marty Huggins, is director of the local Tourism Center.
DVD 9214
Civil action
A high-priced personal injury attorney takes on a case that becomes an epic legal battle ... one that may cost him his career, reputation and all that he owns.
DVD 3779
Crown.
The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
DVD 12460
Crown.
Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.
DVD 12879
Dogs and more dogs the true story of man's best friend.
John Lithgow narrates this insightful look at how dogs evolved from fierce wolves to playful pets--and why there are so many types of dogs today.--Container.
DVD 4969
Einstein's big idea
Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.
DVD 6683
Footloose
When city-boy Ren McCormick finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing has been banned, he revolts with best friend Willard and the minister's daughter to change everyone's mind. Special features include commentary, and more.
DVD 8457
Life and death of Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers was one of the most gifted British comic actors of his time, perfectly moving from costume to costume and accent to accent in a series of films that ranged from brilliant to awful. Despite his brilliance as an actor, Sellers led a deeply disturbing personal life. The actor is best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Despite his Hollywood success, Peter Sellers' comic virtuosity belied a troubled private life.
DVD 6728
Life's greatest miracle
The development of a child from conception to birth, using both microimagery and the story of a young couple preparing for their first child.
DVD 9088
Love is Strange
After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. George moves in with two cops who live down stairs while Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their teenage son. While struggling with the pain of separation, they are challenged by the tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.
DVD 10873
Obsession
A tenth wedding anniversary celebration ends tragically when Michael Courtland discovers that his wife and 9-year-old daughter have been kidnapped. In an attempt to trap the criminals, counterfeit money is used to pay the ransom, but the plan fails and the wife and child are never recovered. Ten years later he meets the double of his dead wife and on the eve of their wedding, she disappears and he is drawn into a strange plot to recreate the past.
DVD 1240
Pelican brief
Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered. A lone law student turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government. She writes a speculative legal brief exposing the activities of a powerful oil magnate. With the help of Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, they suspect a good friend of the president is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court.
DVD 7719
Pete's a pizza and more William Steig stories /
Compilation of three video adaptations of Steig's picture books. Pete's a pizza: When Pete is in a bad mood, his parents cheer him up by making a pizza out of Pete. Doctor De Soto: Everyone's favorite mouse dentist helps a fox with a sore tooth who has plans for a the dentist after the visit. The Amazing Bone: Pearl, a piglet, befriends a talking bone she finds in the woods.
DVD 3657
Princess Caraboo
A mysterious, but irresistibly charming young woman dressed in strange clothes and speaking no English is taken for a foreign princess by English high society. Is she a royal treasure or a royal imposter?
DVD 2120
Prohibition
This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight.
DVD 8837
Rise of the planet of the apes
During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.
DVD 8594
Shrek
A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical lord.
DVD 4462
World according to Garp
Garp is a man whose life unfolds from cradle to grave in counterpoint to the dizzy, violent, cruel and casually destructive rhythms of our anxious age. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, his mother Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
DVD 1709