Dennis Hopper (1936-2010)

      “…because the reality of things going on around me is more interesting than the fantasies of the world I work in.” -Dennis Hopper

Hoosiers (1986)

Rated PG

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent in this Oscar-nominated drama. Things go from bad to worse when coach Norman Dale  joins the team. In short order, Dale expresses ambivalence about the star player, ostracized himself from the townsfolk and hires a drunk. Feelings for the coach change, however, when the sad-sack team turns itself around.

One of his best performances.

Speed (1994)

Rated R

Finding out there’s a bomb on your bus (which will explode if the driver goes slower than 50 miles per hour, no less) is never a good thing — but if you’re demolitions-expert-in-shining armor turns out to be Keanu Reeves, at least you’ll have a fun ride. Jan De Bont’s “Die Hard on a bus” thrill-fest has all the stunts, explosions and edge-of-your-seat moments an action fan could want — plus Sandra Bullock in her breakthrough role.

Dennis was the third wheel in this film.  It wouldn’t have been the film it was without him.

Leo (2002)

Rated R

Inspired in part by Ulysses, James Joyce’s monumental epic, Leo stars Joseph Fiennes as Stephen, an ex-convict seeking to transform his life after he’s released. His first stop is to look for Leo, a boy who wrote to him when he was in prison. What he finds is a family that’s equally in flux: Leo’s mother, Mary, is mourning the death of her girlfriend and other child, and Leo is lost in the shuffle.

Land of the Dead (2005)

Rated UR

Zombie king George A. Romero is back with a fourth gruesome tale of the walking dead — and this time, they’ve taken over the planet. Humans have lost the battle against the flesh-eating ghouls, and the living are now barricaded within a walled city reigned by ruthless despots. When the zombies develop advanced military tactics, it’s up to a group of mercenaries to save the living.

An American Carol (2008)

Rated PG-13

David Zucker directs a star-studded cast in this topical comedy about an unpatriotic documentary filmmaker who wants to abolish the Fourth of July holiday — until he’s visited by three ghosts who beg him to reconsider. Can the spirits of America’s past, present and future spark a change of heart? Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight and Dennis Hopper star in this Charles Dickens–inspired fable that skewers the well-known work of director Michael Moore.

Rest in Peace Dennis Hopper

synopsis by Netflix.

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