Monday, October 24, 2011

Here's Your Movie Ticket

A week or so ago, I recommended Eddie and the Cruisers  with Tom Berenger.  Today I'm choosing another movie of his.  Someone to Watch Over Me . (1987)  


In Queens, Mike Keegan( Tom Berenger)  is celebrating his promotion to detective, with his wife and his son.   Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory (Mimi Rogers /the first Mrs. Tom Cruise)  witnesses the murder of the owner of the place by the powerful mobster Joey Venza. Mike is assigned to protect her in the night shift in her apartment in Manhattan. Of course someone wants her dead and someone else just wants her.




The only movie trailer I could find was in French, so I thought this version of that classic song, by Renee Olstead will set the mood for a penthouse New York apartment, in the middle of the night.



The second of his movie's is Shattered, 1991.


Tom Berenger as Tom Merrick, who begins to suspect the auto accident that caused his memory loss may not have been accidental.  Judith Merrick (Greta Scacchi) is thrown clear of the crash and escapes without injury. Her husband, Tom, on the other hand, is trapped inside and when he is finally rescued, he is disfigured and in a coma. Judith helps him through his ensuing recovery and plastic surgery and the couple returns to their home in San Francisco. Tom, now suffering from selective amnesia, meets his old friends Jeb (Corbin Bernsen) and Jenny Scott (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer). After meeting them, he gathers hints that before the accident, he wasn't well liked by many people. The next day, when he returns to work, he begins to pick up more clues on his past life -- clues that indicate his marriage wasn't as idyllic as he presumed. To make matter worse, he keeps having flashbacks of shattered glass, ocean waves, and a gun.


This is a Double Feature day.  Grab your popcorn. 

6 comments:

Kathy said...

I've seen both of these movies, and enjoyed them both very much! Why don't they still make movies like these???!!!

It's been years since I saw either one of these movies, so just the other night I recorded "Shattered" to watch again at a future date...now if I can just find the time!

Golden To Silver Val said...

I agree with Kathy....sure do wish they could make some good movies like these again. The only thing that modern-day movies has over older ones is much better special effects. Today is rainy and a good one to settle in and watch Gone With the Wind again. I can never get enough of that glorious movie!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for the movie recommendations. I'm not much of a movie buff, so I want to be sure that it's good before I invest my time. You pick sure winners every time!
Hugs,
Patti

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

These sound like good movies. I've always liked Tom Berenger, so that is a plus. Thanks for the recommendations! I'll see if I can find them.

Bonnie said...

This sounds like a really interesting movie. I might need to check it out.

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Deanna said...

How in the world did I miss these movies is my first thought. Then I got to thinking about my life in the 80's and early 90's and realize we never had time for movies. I'm adding both to my NetQ! Thank you!

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