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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Blu-ray Review: "Ronin" (1998)

    A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent (Robert DeNiro) tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

    The script was written by David Mamet (under the pseudonym Richard Weisz) from a screenplay by first-time writer John David Zeik. Director John Frankenheimer later said, "The credits should read: 'Story by J.D. Zeik, screenplay by David Mamet'. We didn't shoot a line of Zeik's script." Although probably not intentional, ...
  2. Blu-ray Review: "Stormy Monday" (1988)

    A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex-lover (Melanie Griffith) fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

    The production was initially a low-budget project funded by Channel 4 and British Screen. When the film attracted American financing, it was suggested that the film be recast with American actors. Both Melanie Griffith's and Tommy Lee Jones' ...