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 "Police Car in the Rain" by thomashawke; "our home in new orleans" by megananne; "2004-09-04 012" by pyrodonic; "66eme Festival de Venise (Mostra) 33m3 jour (04/09/2009) Photocall avec Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes et le realisateur Werner Herzog pour le film: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" by nicogenin; "New Orleans, June 1999" by muckster

Baby Mama

Baby MamaTitle:  Baby Mama (2008) 

Director:  Michael McCullers

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B33 2008

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  99 minutes

Plot:  Kate is a successful and single businesswoman who has long put her career ahead of a personal life. At 37, she's finally determined to have a child on her own. Unable to get pregnant, a driven Kate allows South Philly working girl Angie Ostrowiski to become her unlikely surrogate. After learning that Angie is pregnant, Kate goes into precision nesting mode. She reads childcare books, baby-proofs the apartment and researches top pre-schools. But, Kate's well-organized strategy is turned upside down when her Baby Mama shows up at her doorstep with no place to live. Structured Kate tries to turn vibrant Angie into the perfect expectant mom. In a battle of wills, they prepare for the baby's arrival. They soon discover that there are two kinds of family: the one you're born to and the one you make.

Legal Angle: Family Law

Genre:  Comedy, Romance

Cast:  Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin, Maura Tierney, Stephen Mailer, Holland Taylor

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Title:  Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Director:  Werner Herzog

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B335 2010

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  121 minutes

Plot:  Lt. Terence McDonagh is a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves and together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience.

Legal Angles:  Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Profession Ethics, Evidence

Genre:  Crime, Drama

Cast:  Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner

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The Bad Seed


Title:    The Bad Seed (1956)

Director:  Mervyn LeRoy

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B337 2004

Format:  DVD

Rating:  Not rated

Length:  129 minutes

Plot:  A mother makes the tortuous discovery that her cherubic eight year old daughter harbors an innate desire to kill.

Legal Angles:  Criminal Law

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Cast:  Eileen Heckart, Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Evelyn Varden

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Barbarians at the Gate

Title:  Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

Director:  Glenn Jordan

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B327 2001

Format:  DVD 

Rating:  R

Length:  107 minutes

Plot:  The 80's... It was a time when everybody was making the big bucks. When Johnson decides to buy out the Nabisco shareholders and take over his company, no one is prepared for what hits the fan. What follows is a down-to-the-wire battle to see who's really king of the Wall Street jungle.

Legal Angles:  Business Law, Securities

Genre:  Comedy, Drama

Cast:  James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy

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Barn Burning

Title:  Barn Burning (1980) 

Director:  Peter Werner

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B37 2004

Format:  DVD

Length:  40 minutes

Plot:  Based on the story of the same title by William Faulkner, about the son of a tenant farmer who must choose between his aversion to playing his father's accomplice in violent acts against their landowners and his desire to win his father's acceptance.

Legal Angles:  Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Trial Practice, Evidence, Property Law

Genre:  Drama, Family, Short

Cast:  Tommy Lee Jones, Shawn Whittington, Diane Kagan

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The Battle of Algiers

Title:  The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Director:  Gillo Pontecorvo

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B38 2004

Format:  DVD

Rating:  NR

Length:  121 min.

Plot:  "One of the most influential political films in history. Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (La bataille d'Alger) vividly recreates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s ... shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them."  The Criterion Collection

Legal Angles:   Criminal Law, Human Rights

Genre:  Crime, Drama, History, War

Cast: Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Title: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Director:  Benh Zeitlin

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B437 2012

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  93 min.

Plot:  Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (IMDb)

Legal Angles: Children & the Law, Environmental Law, Public Safety, Water Law

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Cast:  Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper

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Before and After

Title:  Before and After (1996)

Director:  Barbet Schroeder

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B4 2004

Format:  DVD 

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  108 minutes

Plot:  When a young girl is found dead, the only suspect is the teenage son of a respected local family who faces the dilemma to risk everything for his innocence or protect him from his possible guilt.

Legal Angles:  Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Trial Practice, Evidence, Professional Ethics, Corrections & Punishment

Genre:  Drama, Thriller

Cast:  Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson

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Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy LinesTitle:  Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Director:  John Moore

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B445 2001

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  105 minutes

Plot:  Navy flight navigator Lt. Burnett and his pilot are shot down over Bosnia during a routine reconnaissance mission after seeing something the Serbian forces didn't want them to see. Once on the ground, deep inside enemy territory, the chase is on as they are tracked by rebel forces who want to make sure they are dead. Meanwhile back on the aircraft carrier, the commander, who wants to mount a rescue mission, must play political games to make it happen.

Legal Angles: International Law & Comparative Law, Civil Rights & Constitutional Law, Genocide, Law of War, Terrorism

Genre:  Action, Drama, War

Cast:  Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Vladimir Mashkov, Charles Malik Whitfield

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Behind the Candelabra

Title:  Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Director:  Steven Soderbergh

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B4456 2013 

Format:  DVD

Rating:  TV MA

Length:  118 min.

Plot:  Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, this HBO Films drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time.

Legal Angles:  Civil Rights, Human Rights, Family Law

Genre:  Biography, Drama, Romance

Cast:  Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula

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Being There

Title:  Being There (1979)

Director:  Hal Ashby

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B435 2009

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG

Length:  130 minutes

Plot:  Circumstances propel a feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, into becoming adviser to a powerful but dying tycoon.

Legal Angles:  Trusts & Trustees, Securities Law, Tax Law, Politics

Genre:  Comedy, Drama

Cast:  Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart

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Bernie

Title:  Bernie (2011)

Director:  Richard Linklater

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B476 2012

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  104 mins.

Plot:  In Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede is one of the town's most beloved residents. He sings in the church choir and is always willing to lend a helping hand. He befriends an affluent widow, and she soon becomes dependent on Bernie.  Later it is reported that Marjorie Nugent has been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede is charged with the murder.

Legal Angles:   Criminal Law

Genre:  Comedy, Crime, Drama

Cast:  Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black

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The Best of Youth

Best of YouthTitle:  The Best of Youth (2003)

Director:  Marco Tullio Giordana

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B478 2006

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  368 minutes

Plot:  Divided by politics but bonded by blood, Italian brothers Nicola and Matteo find their paths intersecting through some of the most tumultuous events in recent history. Produced for Italian television, but never broadcast; released theatrically instead.

Legal Angles:  Comparative Law, International Law, Corrections & Punishment, Genocide, Mental Health Law, Politics, Terrorism, Law of War

Genre:  Drama, Romance

Cast:  Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Adriana Asti, Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni, Maya Sansa, Valentina Carnelutti, Jasmine Trinca, Andrea Tidona, Lidia Vitale, Claudio Gioé, Paolo Bonanni, Giovanni Scifoni, Riccardo Scamarco, Camilla Filippi, Mario Schiano, Michele Melega, Therese Vadem, Stefano Abbati, Giovanni Martorana, Paolo De Vita, Mimmo Mignemi, Domenico Centamore, Pippo Montalbano, Gaspare Cucinella , Dario Veca, Nicola Viglilante, Marcello Prayer, Walter da Pozzo, Krum de Nicola, Maurizio di Carmine, Roberto Accornero, Fabio Camilli, Antonello Puglisi, Patrizia Punzo, Emilia Marra, Nila Carnelutti, Greta Cavuoti, Sara Pavoncello, Francesco La Macchia

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A Better Life

Title:  A Better Life (2011)

Director:  Chris Weitz

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B48 2011

Format: DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  98 minutes

Plot:  Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S.  But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had.  A story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey.

Legal Angles: Civil Rights, Immigration Law

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Demian Bichir, José Julián

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Beyond Borders

Beyond BordersTitle:  Beyond Borders (2003)

Director:  Martin Campbell

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B49 2004

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  126 minutes

Plot:  While attending a fundraising gala, Sarah witnesses a fiery plea delivered by an intruder - a renegade humanitarian, Dr. Nick Callahan. His pleas made on behalf of impoverished African children turns Sarah's life upside down. Sarah impulsively abandons her pampered life to work along his side. Her work takes her to volatile areas, where few have travelled to and even fewer have survived. She discovers harsh realities and encounters and ignites in her a passion for saving lives.

Legal Angles:  Immigration Law, International Law & Comparative Law, Civil Rights & Constitutional Law 

Genre:  Adventure, Drama, Romance

Cast:  Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Teri Polo, Linus Roache, Yorick van Wageninger, Noah Emmerich

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Bicentennial Man

Title:  Bicentennial Man (1999)

Director:  Chris Columbus

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B517 2000

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG

Length:  131 minutes

Plot:  A comedy about an android "household appliance" robot who just wants to be a regular guy.

Legal Angles:  Bioethics, International & Comparative Law, Family Law

Genre:  Drama, Family

Cast:  Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Wendy Crewson, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Stephen Root, Lynne Thigpen, Bradley Whitford, Kiersten Warren, John Michael Higgins, George D. Wallace, Oliver Platt

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The Big Easy

Title:  The Big Easy (1986)

Director:  Jim McBride

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B42 1998

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  100 minutes

Plot:  A criminal's murder triggers a bloody gangland drug war. A saucy blend of New Orleans nightlife, romance and suspense.

Legal Angles:  Professional Ethics

Genre:  Action, Comedy, Crime

Cast:  Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty

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The Big Lebowski


Title:   The Big Lebowski (1998)

Director: Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B545 2005

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length: 117 minutes

Plot:  A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife.

Legal Angles: Criminal Law, Family Law

Genre:  Comedy, Crime

Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Flea, Leon Russom, Sam Elliott

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The Big Steal

Title:  The Big Steal (1990)

Director:  Nadia Tass

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .I45 2007

Format:  DVD  

Length:  72 minutes

Plot:  Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip.

Legal Angles:  Business Law, Contracts, Torts

Genre:  Comedy

Cast:  Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles, Ramon Novarro, Don Alvarado, John Qualen

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Billy Budd

Title:  Billy Budd (1962) 

Director:  Peter Ustinov

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B56 2007

Format:  DVD

Length:  123 minutes

Plot:  Movie version of the play by Louis Osborne Cox and Robert H. Chapman, based on the novel by Herman Melville: story of the clash between the young, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, and his corrupt superior, Claggart.

Legal Angles:  Admiralty Law, Military Law, Corrections & Punishment

Genre:  Adventure, Drama

Cast:  Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Terence Stamp

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Bird on a Wire

Title:  Bird on a Wire (1990)

Director:  John Badham

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B57 1998

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  110 minutes

Plot:  A man hidden under the FBI witness-relocation program is recognized by his former sweetheart. But before he can assume a new identity, the man he put in jail is released and comes looking for him! The two lovers are thrown together on a cross-country flight, and barely manage to evade the gangsters while rekindling the flame of love.

Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Comedy

Cast:  Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn

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The Birds

Birds!Title:  The Birds (1963)

Director:  Alfred Hitchcock

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B5737 2005

Format:  DVD

Length:  115 minutes

Plot:  Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless.

Legal Angle: Professional Ethics

Genre:  Horror, Thriller

Cast:  Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren

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Biutiful

Title:  Biutiful (2010)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B588 2011

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  148 minutes

Plot:  Uxbal is a man on the wrong side of the law who struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. As fate encircles him, Uxbal learns to accept the realities of life, whether bright, bad, or biutiful.

Legal Angles:  Comparative Law, Immigration Law, Children and the Law, Environmental Law

Genre:  Drama

Cast: Hanaa Bouchaib, Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Eduard Fernández

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Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk DownTitle:  Black Hawk Down (2001)

Director:  Ridley Scott

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B533 2002

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  144 minutes

Plot:  With exacting detail, the film re-creates the American siege of the Somalian city of Mogadishu in October 1993, when a 45-minute mission turned into a 16-hour ordeal of bloody urban warfare. Helicopter-borne U.S. Rangers were assigned to capture key lieutenants of Somali warlord Muhammad Farrah Aidid, but when two Black Hawk choppers were felled by rocket-propelled grenades, the U.S. soldiers were forced to fend for themselves in the battle-torn streets of Mogadishu, attacked from all sides by armed Aidid supporters.

Legal Angles:  Military Law, Law of War, Terrorism, International Law & Comparative Law

Genre:  Action, Drama, History

Cast:  Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana, William Fichtner, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard

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Blade Runner

Title:  Blade Runner (1999)

 

Director:  Ridley Scott

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1996 .B5334 1999

Format:  DVD

Rated:  R

Length:  117 minutes

Plot:  "Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a 'blade runner' stalking genetically-made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. The story of Blade Runner is familiar to countless fans. But few have seen it like this. Because this is director Ridley Scott's own version of his sci-fi classic. This new version omits Deckard's voiceover narration, develops in slightly greater detail the romance between Deckard and Rachel, and removes the 'uplifting' finale. The result is a heightened emotional impact: a great film made greater. Most intriguing of all is a newly included unicorn vision that suggests Deckard may be a humanoid. Do androids dream of electric sleep? Is Deckard a replicant? As with all things in the future, you must discover the answer for yourself.

Legal Angles:  Bioethics, Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Torts

Genre:  DramaSci-FiThriller

Cast:  Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah.

Legal elements:  This movie most directly deals with PRODUCTS LIABILITY and CRIMINAL LAW.

PRODUCTS LIABILITY:   

This movie involves an inventor who created a line of androids to serve as labor on off-world colonies of 21stcentury earth, where one model of replicants was declared illegal after a violent uprising on one of the colonies.   Though not expressly discussed in the film, if the androids are manufactured property, then the uprising was the result of a design or production defect. 

CRIMINAL LAW:

This movie involves several philosophical issues related to criminal law, such as the authority and propriety of law enforcement action and the use of force, the rights of the accused, and what constitutes murder.

This movie raises questions about the legal status of the replicants, i.e. whether they are substantially similar to humans as to deserve human rights, or mere property to be governed by property laws and thus be disposable. 

Relevant Scenes:

4:45-7:35 – Interrogation, testing an alleged replicant

7:35 – Replicant shoots person administering test

9:45-13:35 – Deckard “arrested,” taken to police department, given details of replicant search, forced to come out of retirement

13:36-16:15 – More details of replicant investigation, hijacking of the ship, violent acts by replicants.

18:15 Harrison Ford: “Replicants are like any other machine. They’re either a benefit or a hazard.” [Police officer discussing replicants]

20:00-23:15 – Interrogation, replicant test administered to inventor’s assistant, discussion of replicant technology 

23:15 Tyrell: “Commerce is our goal,”...“'More human than human,' that’s our motto.”

24:00-25:00 – Search of suspected replicant’s home, collection of evidence

48:40-50:05 – Deckard conducts police interrogations during investigation

54:50-59:00 – Woman assaults Deckard during investigation, chase ensues, Deckard shoots and kills fleeing suspect at 57:45 [Warning: film contains nudity immediately preceding (54:15-54:50); not appropriate for classroom viewing]

1:01:50-1:03:05 – Fugitive replicant Leon assaults, threatens to kill Deckard; Tyrell’s replicant assistant (now a fugitive) shoots and kills Leon

1:03:05-1:08:00 – Deckard shelters fugitive replicant, agrees not to pursue her

1:25:55-1:26:30 – Roy Batty murders Tyrell, J.F. Sebastian

1:29:30 – Deckard pursues replicants while investigating murders, fugitive replicant Pris assaults Deckard (1:32:40), Deckard shoots and kills Pris (1:33:15), a dying Roy saves Deckard’s life (1:45:35)

1:51:10 – Deckard flees with fugitive Rachael

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Bleak House

Bleak HouseTitle:  Bleak House (1987)

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B54 2005

Format:  DVD

Length:  391 minutes

Plot:  A social commentary on the British 19th century justice system. The ward of a country gentleman becomes entangled in the family's on-going court case.

Legal Angles:  International Law & Comparative Law, Politics, Trial Practice, Trusts & Trustees

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, and Carey Mulligan

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The Blind Side

Title:  The Blind Side (2009)

Director:  John Lee Hancock

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B55 2010

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  128 minutes

Plot:  Michael Oher knows little about family. Less about football. What the homeless teen knows are the streets and projects of Memphis. Well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) knows little about his world. Yet when she and Michael meet, he's found a home. And the Tuohys have found something just as life-changing: a beloved new son and brother. This real-life story of family and of Michael's growth into a blue-chip football star will have you cheering with its mix of gridiron action and heartwarming emotion. Share the remarkable journey of the college All-American and first-found NFL draft pick who was a winner before he ever stepped onto the playing field.

Legal Angles:  Family Law, Media, Sports Law

Genre:  Biography, Drama, Sport

Cast:  Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Kathy Bates, Catherine Dyer, Andy Stahl

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Blood Diamond

He went to JaredTitle:  Blood Diamond (2006)

Director:  Edward Zwick

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B566 2007

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  143 minutes

 

 

 

 

Plot:  Danny Archer is an ex-mercenary turned smuggler. Solomon Vandy is a local Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join together for two dangerous missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son. The son was conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside.

Legal Angles:  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, International Law & Comparative Law, Politics, Terrorism, Genocide, Law of War

Genre:  Action, Drama, Thriller

Cast:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo

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Blow

BlowTitle:  Blow (2001)

Director:  Ted Demme

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .B56 2001

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  123 minutes

Plot:  Based on the true story of George Jung. This is an uncompromising look at the rise and fall of the man who became the largest importer of Colombia cocaine to the United States in the 1970's.

Legal Angles:  Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Drug Trafficking, Immigration Law, International Law & Comparative Law, Corrections & Punishment, Securities

Genre:  Biography, Crime, Drama

Cast:  Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths, Paul Reubens, Jordi Molla, Cliff Curtis, Max Perlich, Miguel Sandoval, Ray Liotta

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Blue Jasmine

Title:  Blue Jasmine (2013)

Director:  Woody Allen

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .B584 2013

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  98 min.

Plot:  After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

Legal Angles:   Business Law, Family Law, Fraud

Genre:  Comedy, Drama

Cast:  Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg.

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