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Film Four

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Bear Island (PG) 1980 United Nations scientists exploring the Arctic discover gold bullion in the wreck of a World War Two German submarine. However, they soon find themselves under threat from neo-Nazis who are determined to claim the priceless hoard for themselves. Thriller based on Alistair MacLean's novel, starring Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee and Richard Widmark

Pickup on South Street (PG) 1953 Recently released convict Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) picks the pockets of a woman, not realising she is a courier for the Communist underground, and inadvertently comes into possession of secret espionage plans. Skip gets out of his depth as romance blossoms between him and his victim, and the pair become embroiled in a complex Cold War plot. Crime thriller, also starring Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter (888)

The Silver Fleet (PG) 1943 The chief of a Dutch shipyard finds himself shunned by his neighbours and loved ones for helping the Nazis develop a new type of submarine. Little do they suspect he's come up with a plan to destroy his latest creation as well as those who ordered him to build it. Excellent World War Two melodrama, starring Ralph Richardson, Esmond Knight, Googie Withers and Frederick Burtwell (888)

The Family Man (12) 2000 Successful businessman Nicolas Cage is magically given the opportunity to find out what his life would have been like if he hadn't walked out on his loving girlfriend. He's suddenly transplanted into an alternative reality, complete with cosy home and kids. But although he's not initially impressed with the change, his cold exterior soon begins to thaw. Drama in the It's a Wonderful Life vein, but not nearly as charming. Also starring Tea Leoni and Don Cheadle (888)

The Transporter 2 (15) 2005 A retired former Special Forces agent has the new the job of chauffeuring the young son of a controversial Miami politician, and when Russian criminals kidnap the youngster and inject him with a virus, in the hope of infecting his father, the driver sets out to find the boy and his abductors. Action sequel, starring Jason Statham, Alessandro Gassman and Amber Valletta (888)

Four Brothers (15) 2005 Revenge thriller, starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund as four adoptive brothers reunited when their mother is killed in a robbery. Determined to get payback on the murderers, they soon discover the apparently random crime is more complex than it appears, involving crooked cops and a notorious local gang boss. Also starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Josh Charles

In America (15) 2003 An Irish actor sneaks his wife and two daughters over the border from Canada into the US with the intention of putting their tragic past behind them. However, the gritty realities of life in New York prove harder to cope with than expected. Drama, loosely based on the experiences of director Jim Sheridan, which tells its story from the perspective of the two children. Starring Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine and Djimon Hounsou, who was Oscar-nominated for his performance

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