Tag Archives: Sean Connery

The Rock

ALCATRAZ. ONLY ONE MAN HAS EVER BROKEN OUT. NOW FIVE MILLION LIVES DEPEND ON TWO MEN BREAKING IN.  When a group of rogue Marines threatens to attack San Francisco from Alcatraz with chemical weapons, the FBI puts the only man who ever broke out of the prison and survived in charge of a Navy SEAL … Continue reading The Rock

The Russia House

A SPY STORY… A LOVE STORY… A STORY TO CROSS ALL BOUNDARIES. After receiving a mysterious manuscript from a Soviet woman (Michelle Pfeiffer), British publisher ”Barley” Scott Blair (Sean Connery) is interrogated by MI6 and later sent as a spy to the Soviet Union to find a man called ”Dante”. A spy thriller with appealing … Continue reading The Russia House

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

FOR THE GOOD OF ALL MEN, AND THE LOVE OF ONE WOMAN, HE FOUGHT TO UPHOLD JUSTICE BY BREAKING THE LAW. After escaping from a prison in Jerusalem, English nobleman Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) returns home to find the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) ruling over his land… One of the biggest box-office … Continue reading Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

The Longest Day: Turning a War Around

THIS IS THE THE DAY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD… WHEN HISTORY HELD ITS BREATH.  As Sean Connery was preparing to play a small role in this World War II blockbuster, he was also planning a trip to Jamaica for the first James Bond thriller, Dr. No. Also appearing in The Longest Day were two German … Continue reading The Longest Day: Turning a War Around

Hunt for Red October: Run Silent, Run Deep

INVISIBLE. SILENT. STOLEN. In 1988, Die Hard had been such a tremendous hit that a sequel was inevitable. The film’s director, John McTiernan, was obviously considered for it. In the end, he chose to do something else. Adapting Tom Clancy’s “The Hunt for Red October” may seem like a natural follow-up, and it certainly is a thriller, … Continue reading Hunt for Red October: Run Silent, Run Deep

The Name of the Rose

THEY BELIEVED IN GOD BUT TRADED WITH THE DEVIL.  In 1327, Franciscan friar William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and his young apprentice (Christian Slater) arrive at a Benedictine abbey in Northern Italy where a bizarre suicide just took place; it will be followed by more deaths… The director spent years preparing for this adaptation of … Continue reading The Name of the Rose

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

THE MAN WITH THE HAT IS BACK. AND THIS TIME, HE’S BRINGING HIS DAD. In 1938, Indy (Harrison Ford) joins his father (Sean Connery) in the quest for the Holy Grail, but the Nazis turn out to be devious competitors. The third film is close in tone and story to the first one (that goes for … Continue reading Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Never Say Never Again

IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN SEAN CONNERY IN ‘NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN’ THEN YOU HAVEN’T SEEN JAMES BOND 007! James Bond (Sean Connery) cuts his vacation short when SPECTRE steals two nukes as part of an extortion scheme against the world. This film is not part of the official Bond series as it was made by other hands. It … Continue reading Never Say Never Again

Diamonds Are Forever

James Bond (Sean Connery) goes undercover as a diamond smuggler to locate a large amount of stolen gems; it turns out that Blofeld (Charles Gray) is once again responsible. The seventh Bond flick saw Connery make a comeback; he’s still got it, but his heart doesn’t really seem to be in it. A large chunk of … Continue reading Diamonds Are Forever

You Only Live Twice

… AND TWICE IS THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE! An orchestrated attempt to jump-start a war between the two superpowers is made by attacking their space rockets; British intelligence sources believe the answer to the crisis can be found in Japan. The fifth James Bond flick opens with the murder of our hero. Well, his condition … Continue reading You Only Live Twice

Playing by Heart

IF ROMANCE IS A MYSTERY, THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIGURE IT OUT. Introducing a reasonably impressive and large cast in a story about six individuals in Los Angeles, you kind of get the feeling that director Willard Carroll has a thing for Robert Altman. A lot of talking is required. But that doesn’t automatically … Continue reading Playing by Heart