Movies – G

G.I. Blues (1960)

Serviceman Tulsa McLean (Presley) is an American soldier stationed in West Germany who has plans to open a nightclub when he returns home. To raise money for the venture he makes a $300 bet that he can spend the night with Lili (Juliet Prowse), a frosty Frankfurt cabaret dancer. Then just as Tulsa realises that his(...)

G.I. Jane (1997)

Demi Moore plays Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil, a naval intelligence officer who becomes the first woman to train with the macho Navy SEALs as part of a government experiment. Determined to survive the punishing training programme and to earn the respect of the men around her, she encounters numerous obstacles to her goal - not least(...)

Galactica 1980

1 9 8 0 (USA) 10 x 60 minute episodes A sequel to Battlestar Galactica in which the Battlestar fleet finally return home to Earth (albeit hotly pursued by the evil alien race called the Cylons). Cmdr. Adama  Lorne Greene Capt. Troy  Kent McCord Lt. Dillon  Barry Van Dyke Jamie Hamilton  Robyn Douglass Col. Boomer  Herb Jefferson Jr(...)

Galaxina (1980)

A late Star Wars (1977) spoof featuring lowbrow comedy, duff special effects, an awkward Alien (1979) parody and a central performance by Dorothy Stratten, murdered by her estranged husband on the very day it received its American premiere. The doomed starlet is the robot navigator on board a police spaceship, the Infinity, who gets sent on a 28-year(...)

Galaxy Quest (1999)

In this enormously entertaining send-up of the Star Trek universe, a bunch of actors from a cult sci-fi TV show are mistaken for the real thing and recruited to defend a dying alien race. Almost 20 years after the cancellation of their TV show, the actor crew of the spaceship Protector encounters a strange group(...)

Gallipoli (1981)

Australian filmmaker Peter Weir re-created the tragic and notorious World War I debacle of Gallipoli - a blundered campaign that saw the massacre of the Australian Tenth Light Horse Regiment at the Battle of the Nek in 1915 - with atmosphere and harrowing action, producing one of the classic films on war's folly and waste.(...)

Gambit (1966)

A charming caper film teaming Michael Caine with Shirley MacLaine as unlikely thieves in pursuit of a priceless sculpture. Caine plays Harry Deane - a refreshingly amateur crook with big ideas, but not quite the ability to carry them through. Luckily he picks Nicole (MacLaine) as his accomplice, and it is her wit, wisdom and(...)

Games That Lovers Play (1971)

This 70s "sex comedy" stars the luscious Joanna Lumley, from The New Avengers and Absolutely Fabulous.  Aged 24 at the time, and with only three bit parts behind her, Joanna was more than prepared to strip off and appear in various states of (un)dress. What more could you ask for? Two prostitutes attempt to seduce the most unlikely prospect(...)

Gandhi (1982)

Richard Attenborough's powerful account of the saintly Indian leader picked up eight Oscars and drew breathless praise from critics, partly for Ben Kingsley's quietly charismatic and thoughtful portrayal of the Mahatma (Kingsley is actually half-Indian and is from the same village where Gandhi was born), and partly for Attenborough's painstaking yet grand direction. It is(...)

Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, The (1971)

Academy Award winner Robert De Niro stars as the Italian bicycle racer who falls in love with a mafioso's younger sister in the middle of an underworld war being waged by The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. Baccala (Lionel Stander), the mafia don controlling Brooklyn, has survived through attention to detail. Every morning he has(...)

Ganja & Hess (1973)

Lauded in some circles as one of the best movies to explore black culture seriously within a genre context and seen by others as just a dull vampire tale, director Bill Gunn's spiritual contemplation on African myth versus Christianity was severely cut and tampered with on its initial release and re-titled Blood Couple. Duane Jones(...)

Gardens Of Stone (1987)

Gardens Of Stone (1987)

Set in Virginia in 1968, Gardens of Stone stars James Caan as Sgt Clell Hazard - a decorated combat veteran whose ambivalence towards the war in Vietnam and the military is combined with a romantic interest in an anti-war journalist, played by Anjelica Huston. Hazard is assigned to Fort Myer where his elite unit - the "Old Guard" - conducts(...)

Gas-s-s-s! (1970)

A nerve gas leak in Alaska kills everyone over the age of 25 in this hopelessly surreal comedy from cult director Roger Corman. The expected Utopia doesn't materialise, however, in a freewheeling romp that features Hell's Angels, Che Guevara, Edgar Allan Poe and Martin Luther King. Talia Shire, Ben Vereen, Bud Cort and Cindy Williams(...)

Gattaca (1997)

Gattaca is set in a dystopian future society where the socio-economic class divide is determined by genetics instead of education or talent. The world has been clearly divided into the haves (those able to afford the genetic manipulation of their offspring) who are referred to as "valids", and the have-nots (the rest of the population(...)

Gauntlet, The (1977)

Clint Eastwood directs and stars as discredited down-on-his-luck alcoholic cop Ben Shockley, who is escorting prostitute Sondra Locke from Las Vegas to a trial in Phoenix, Arizona, to testify against senior police officers. With mobsters and corrupt police officials trying to stop them, the shoot-outs prove less engaging than the mismatched couple's smart-talking infighting, and Eastwood selflessly highlights(...)

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