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A selection of personal favourites from Michael Douglas...


Directed by Joel Schumacher.
Written by Ebbe Roe Smith.
Starring Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin, Tuesday Weld, Frederic Forrest, Raymond J. Barry, D.W. Moffett, Dedee Pfeiffer, Michael Paul Chan, Joey Hope Singer, Kimberly Scott, James Keane and Lois Smith.

Stuck in traffic in the baking heat, a middle-aged commuter abandons his car and announces to the other drivers that he is going home. Along the way he encounters a dangerous street gang, an overpriced convenience store and a homophobic surplus store owner, further enraging him. When his frustration and anger turn to voilence, Sergeant Prendergast, who is enjoying his last day before retirement, is assigned to investigate, in which he unconvers a damaged mind of a man who has had enough.


Directed by Danny DeVito.
Written by Michael J. Leeson.
Based on the story by Warren Adler.
Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht, Dan Castellaneta and Sean Astin.

Harvard graduate Oliver Rose meets a beautiful young woman called Barbara while at an auction and instantly falls in love. They eventually marry and start a family, but as their children set to leave home to head to college, the marriage becomes strained and Barbara demands that he leave. When he refuses due to having invested time and money into the house, they both seek legal advice, but soon their intentions turn less civil as they go to any lengths to rid the other from their home.


Directed by Oliver Stone.Written by Oliver Stone and Stanley Weiser.Starring Michael Dougla, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Sean Young, John C. McGinley, Terence Stamp, James Spader, Sean Stone, James Karen, Frank Adonis and Franklin Cove.

Young and enthusiastic stockbrocker Bud Fox is determined to leave his working class roots behind and become a success on Wall Street. To achieve this, he tries to work his way through the doors of his idol, the ruthless Gordon Gekko. Eventually managing to gain an audience with him, Bud tries to pitch an idea of revamping his father's airplane company, a proposition that arouses Gekko's interest. But soon Bud becomes seduced by the greed and glamour of the capitalist lifestyle and loses grip on who he once was.


Directed by Adrian Lyne.
Written by James Dearden.
Starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Fred Gwynne, Meg Mundy, Tom Brennan, Lois Smith, Mike Nussbaum and J. J. Johnston.

When his wife Beth takes their daughter out of town for the weekend, attorney Dan Gallagher attends an event where he meets a seductive middle-aged woman called Alex Forrest. Attracted to one another, the two spent a passionate night together but then Dan regrets his actions and tries to put the mistake behind him. But Alex becomes obsessed with him and fixated on his family and soon tries to force her way into his life, arousing the suspicion of his wife. But as her fantasies turn more dangerous, Dan fears for the safety of his family.


Directed by Ridley Scott.
Written by Craig Bolotin by Warren Lewis.
Starring Michael Douglas, Andy García, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw , Yusaku Matsuda, Shigeru Kôyama, John Spencer, Guts Ishimatsu, Yuya Uchida, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Miyuki Ono, Luis Guzman and John A. Costelloe.

New York cop Nick Conklin and his partner Charlie Vincent are drawn into a web of crime after witnessing a murder in a local bar. After arresting the suspect, they are ordered to take him to Japan to face justice, but soon come face-to-face with dangerous Yakuza crime lords.


Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Written by Joe Eszterhas.
Starring Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Leilani Sarelle, Bruce A. Young, Chelcie Ross, Dorothy Malone, Wayne Knight, Daniel von Bargen and Stephen Tobolowsky.

When a rock star is found brutally stabbed to death with an ice pick, evidence points towards popular crime writer Catherine Tramell. Detective Nick Curran interrogates the author and soon becomes obsessed with her, finally resulting in a steamy love affair. But Nick is convinced that Catherine was the killer and soon his loyalties are divided between his lover and his duty to uphold the law.

THE GAME (1997)

Directed by David Fincher.
Written by John Brancato and Michael Ferris.
Starring Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Carroll Baker, Anna Katarina, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Charles Martinet.

On his forty-eighth birthday, investment banker Nicholas Van Orton receives an unusual gift from his irresponsible younger brother, Conrad, to visit a firm called Consumer Recreation Services. There he requests to take part in a life-changing game but his application is requested. But soon afterwards his world begins to fall apart and he is forced to run for his life. With the help of a waitress, he tries to uncover the truth behind the game.


Directed by Curtis Hanson.
Written by Steven Kloves.
Based on the story by Michael Chabon.Starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Katie Holmes and Robert Downey, Jr.

Teacher Grady Tripp has been riding high on the success of his first novel for the past decade but expectations of a follow-up have begun to place unwanted pressure on him. To relieve the stress he regularly smokes marijuana, while trying to motivate the passion of his students. One of them, James Leer, is a gifted writer but recluse and socially awkward, yet Grady somehow feels compelled to help him, even as his flamoyant editor, Terry Crabtree, arrives to demand a second novel.

COMA (1978)

Directed by Michael Crichton.
Written by Michael Crichton.
Based on the story by Robin Cook.
Starring Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn and Richard Widmark.

After her friend slips into a coma under mysterious circumstances, Dr. Susan Wheeler becomes convinced that there is something unusual going on in her hispital and soon discovers evidence of several other partients who have met similar fates. Even doubting whether or not she can trust her partner, Dr. Bellows, Susan tries to uncover the truth behind her friend's condition.


Directed by James Bridges.
Written by Mike Gray, T. S. Cook and James Bridges.
Starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady, Wilford Brimley, James Hampton, Peter Donat and Richard Herd.

While present at a nunclear power plant, journalist Kimberly Wells and cameraman Richard Adams witness a near-meltdown, even managing to secretly capture it on film. The supervisor, Jack Godell, tries to delay the plant from going back online as he fears it is too dangerous but his superiors ignore his requests. Determined to avoid another possible meltdown, Jack decides to take whatever matters are necessary to keep the danger levels down.