Val Kilmer’s worldclass looks and onscreen magnetism clash with his quirky film choices and reputation as a challenging collaborator.
Documentary series. Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd uses the official autopsyreport to reexamine the tragic death of singer Michael Hutchence. Sex god and global rock star Michael Hutchence was the man who girls clamoured for and who men wanted to be. On Friday 21st November 1997, he was on the crest of a wave - about to hit the road with his supergroup INXS to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their smash hit album Kick - when he was found dead with a belt round his neck in room 254 of the Ritz Carlton in Sydney. With the aid of Coroner Derrick Hand, who presided over the original report into Hutchence's death, psychologist Anjula Mutanda, detailed dramatic reconstruction, archive and interviews with those close to Michael, Dr Richard Shepherd unravels the events and considers the state of mind that led up to the devastating moment that the rock god's life came to an abrupt halt, pulling no punches in the search for the truth behind his death. Hutchence died amid much speculation and rumour, so can Dr Shepherd discover the truth and finally draw a line once and for all about what went on behind door254? Was it autoerotic asphyxiation or suicide? As he digs deep into the life of the rock icon, he gains an insight into the complex and confused mind of a man beset with multiple drug issues and afflicted by shyness and personal problems. Another important factor in this investigation include the impact of a head injury that Hutchence sustained in 1992 during a fight with a cab driver. Did this incident change his personality and his life forever? In the last hours of his life, Hutchence made several desperate phone calls to his girlfriend Paula Yates and her ex, Sir Bob Geldof about Tiger Lily, his beloved daughter and the love of his life. Also considered is Hutchence's mindset as he set out to hang himself in room 254. Was he trying for a sexual high or had he just decided that he'd had enough?
Amy Winehouse was one of the most gifted singer songwriters of her generation. Her multi-award winning album Back to Black has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Her soulful voice, the raw honesty of her lyrics and witty, down-to-earth personality won the hearts of millions. But at 3.30pm on July 23rd 2011, she was found dead in the bedroom of her home in Camden, North London. At the inquest, the coroner concluded she had died of alcohol poisoning. Amy Winehouse was one of the most gifted singer songwriters of her generation. Her multi-award winning album Back to Black has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Her soulful voice, the raw honesty of her lyrics and witty, down-to-earth personality won the hearts of millions. But at 3.30pm on July 23rd 2011, she was found dead in the bedroom of her home in Camden, North London. At the inquest, the coroner concluded she had died of alcohol poisoning. Using information revealed by her autopsy, testimony heard at the Inquest and eyewitness accounts, Dr Jason Payne James investigates the last days of Amy Winehouse.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Albanian immigrant Alex ‘Uncle’ Rudaj did what no other gangster had done before – or since – muscle in on Italian Mafia territory and turn his gang into a “sixth family” of organized crime.
Best Friends Gang
Demetrius Holloway quickly rose to become one of Detroit’s most notorious drug kingpins with the help of a gang started by four brothers known as the Best Friends. But when the Best Friends decide to go into business for themselves, childhood friends become bitter – and deadly – enemies.
2004 | PG-13 | :30
2004 - Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Any Which Way You Can
1980 | PG | 1:50
1980 - Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come along and arrange another fight, he is pushed into it. A motorcycle gang and an orangutan called Clyde all add to the 'fun'.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
1976 | PG | 1:80
1976 - A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
The Dead Pool
1988 | R | 1:20
1988 - Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
When death occurs in Hollywood – scandal is sure to follow. Whether it’s an on-set accident, suspicious events, or unfortunate personal tragedy, there is nothing that’s out-of-bounds for the media. Hollywood’s most ominous chapters prove that the town isn’t all glitz and glamour, and that the darker side of success is always lurking around the corner.
The Gun-Nut & The Hooters Girl
Alissa Blanton worked in a Hooters restaurant in Florida. She was a pretty and popular girl, and in her company’s trademark uniform of little orange shorts and tight white top she caught the eye of many male customers. But for one man, a man who was more than 40 years her senior, she was to become an obsession.
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