MIPCOM 2002 October 7th - October 11th
FRIES FILM GROUP, INC. 22817 Ventura Blvd. #909 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Corporate Tel: 818 888 3052 Corporate Fax: 818 888 3042
OFFICE at MIPCOM: - Riviera Stand #: R30.27 MIPCOM contact #:  04 9299 8828
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HITTERS. Thriller: A respected civic leader is caught between two rival underworld crime families on the verge of war. He must either betray generation s of family loyalty and turn government informer, or face certain death. Cast: Robert Davi, Costas Mandylor, Carol Alt, Frank Stallone.
LAGUNA. Thriller. The son of a mafia hitman must confront his father's violent legacy before his checkered past catches up to him permanently. Cast: Joe Mantegna. Shot in New York and Venice, Italy. European certified production. In post-production.
BANDIDOS. Thriller. Super thief Max Cruz must rescue a kidnapped CIA operative who is held by a Mexican crime Lord in an impenetrable fortress. Carlos Gallardo plays Max Cruz, the character he created in EL MARIACHI and DESPARADO in this action-packed thriller directed by Academy Award winner Roger Christian (BATTLEFIELD EARTH). Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Angie Everhart, Kim Coates, Matt Craven. In post-production.
ALIEN AGENT. Action. A lawman from another Galaxy must stop an invading force from building a gateway between the two worlds. Cast: Dolph Lundgren. Director: Sidney Furie (IRON EAGLE I-IV; SUPERMAN IV).
Ray Bradbury's FROST & FIRE. Sci-Fi Action/ Adventure. Space travelers crash-land on a distant planet where the days are consumed in a curtain of flame and the nights a frozen wasteland. Compounding their misery, radiation compresses a human life span to only seven days! Into this chaos Sim is born. Possessed of great courage and intelligence, only he has the power to free his people from the world of Frost & Fire. Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury. Cast: Brad Renfro. Dir. Buz Alexander. Budget: $10M. Pre-sale. Principal photography set for Austria (Frost) and Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Fire).
HUNT FOR THE DEVIL. Thriller. A New York City detective tracks Europe's bloodiest serial killer after his fiancé becomes the latest victim. Cast: Michael Madsen, Charles Durning. Director: BJ Davis. Budget: $4M. Pre-sale.
CANES. Thriller. A New York executive tries to break a pact with the devil who has been controlling him with a mystical, evil cane. Cast: tba. Director: Gerry Lively.
DANCE OF THE DEAD. Adventure/Horror. A group of high school rejects bad together to save their small town a rampaging army of brain eating zombies. Cast: tba. Director: Greg Bishop.
MINT. Heist Thriller. A shy, unassuming bankteller looks for release from her abusive husband and dead-end life on the interenet and finds a man willing to kill her husband and rob her bank. But she's done this before. Cast: Harvey Keitel, Jennifer Tilly, Elias Koteas.
THE CONFIDENCE GAME. Thriller. Three small-time grifters band together to take their shot at "the big con" - to seduce, impersonate and swindle software tycoon Marcus Quigly. Cast: Daniel Baldwin; Jennifer Morrison (URBAN LEGEND: FINAL CUT; TV's DAWSON'S CREEK)Michael Madsen; Martin Sheen; Charles Durning; Ed Asner.
The DARK. Horror. THE SHINING for a new generation. A group of teenagers struggle to survive in an abandoned house where THE DARK prevails. Cast: Michael Madsen; Dennis Hopper; Robert Englund; Jeff Goldblum. Director: David Michael.
A HIDING PLACE. Thriller. A young man trained from childhood as a hit-man wants to leave behind his deadly trade. But in order to quit, he must complete one final contract: to pose as a personal nurse to an old cantankerous
wheelchair-bound screenplay writer and then kill him. Cast: Rebecca de Mornay, Ian Holm, Naveen Andrews, Harry Dean Stanton.
COMMANDO. Action. America's Top Secrect Special Forces Team goes into action when Balkan terrorists seize the US Embassy in Montenegro.
CONNECTED. Horror. A private detective hired by a Vatican priest to investigate
a Satanic cult in the London rave scene discovers that he's the prime target for a planned human sacrifice designed to take over the world.
NEW YORK DREAM. Thriller. A relentless Manhattan detective must find a beautiful young assassin before she completes her final "hit" and disappears forever. Cast: tba. Director: Paul Lynch.
SMILE OF A MURDERER. Thriller. When three recently paroled criminal defendents
of beautiful District Attorney Claire Watson are found brutally murdered, this sexy DA is suspected of vigilante justice! Cast: tba.
THE ENGINEERS. Action. A successful bank robber goes on a bloody path of revenge against the Los Angeles underworld after his brother dies in a shoot-out because of an accomplice's betrayal. Cast: Christian Bale. Writer/ Director: Jesse Johnson.
GOOD HOPE. Thriller. A New York insurance investigator is sent to Jamaica to investigate murder on the island paradise, but when he becomes entranced by a beautiful, wealthy widow, he falls into a world of black magic, lust and murder. Cast: TBA. Director: George Butler.
LAPD- TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE. Action. L.A.'s finest have just crossed the "thin blue line" between cop and criminal in this explosive action thriller based on a hard hitting and gut wrenching true story of the Los Angles police department's battle with corruption. Cast: Michael Madsen, Dennis Hopper, Charles Durning, Marc Singer. Director: Ed Anders. Completed January 2001.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO. Live-action family adventure. From academy award-winning director Michael Anderson (whose latest picture is 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA for Hallmark) comes an all new magical adventure. Martin Landau and Udo Kier reprise their starring roles. Gabriel Thomson (ENEMY AT THE GATES; GREAT EXPECTATIONS) Completed. 2000.
FATAL BLADE. Action. When a drug deal goes bad, the Japanese Mafia send their most lethal assasin from Tokyo to Los Angeles to deal with the problem. Only one man can stop him, an LAPD Detective who figures out the truth behind theYakuza. Cast: Gary Daniels. Director: Talun Hsu. Completed. 1999.
CHARADES (aka FELONS). Thriller. What starts as a nice afternoon barbecue with good friends quickly turns ugly as one man begins a sadistic game of violence and blackmail, eventually revealing a dark secret- that the host and hostess are murderers. Cast: Erika Eleniak, C. Thomas Howell, Jack Scalia, James Russo. Director: Stephen Eckelberry. Completed. 1999.
SINBAD: BEYOND THE VEIL OF MISTS. Animated adventure. Sinbad undertakes a perilous voyage into uncharted waters to save a Kingdom from a wizard's evil spell. Voices by Brendan Frasier, Leonard Nimoy, John Rhys-Davies and Mark Hamill. Completed. 2000.
12 BUCKS. Action Road movie. Two brothers separated at 6 years old reunite against their will and set out on a cross-country journey that goes from bad to worse. Cast: Jonathan Silverman, Alexandra Paul, David Faustino (MARRIED WITH CHILDREN). Ernest Borgnine, Ming-Na Wen (THE JOY LUCK CLUB; ER), David Chokachi (BAYWATCH'S Cody Madison). US Blockbuster Exclusive. Completed. 2000.
FOR HIRE. Thriller. A successful writer manipulates an innocent man into committing murder by convincing him he's only got two months to live. Cast: Rob Lowe, Joe Mantegna. Director: Jean Pellerin. Completed. 1998.
HEMOGLOBIN. Sci-Fi/ Horror thriller. A man and his wife journey to a remote island off the coast of Maine in a desperate attempt to find a cure to the blood disease killing him, but find a horrifying family secret instead. Cast: Rutger Hauer, Roy Dupuis (TV's LA FEMME NIKITA) Director: Peter Svatek. Completed. 1999.
PROGENY. Sci-Fi thriller. A young doctor finds that his wife is carrying an Alien fetus in her womb and seeks to destroy it but save his wife's life. Cast: Arnold Volsoo (THE MUMMY; THE MUMMY RETURNS) Brad Dourif (THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy). Completed. Director: Brian Yuzna. Executive Producer: Stuart Gordon (SPACE TRUCKERS, FORTRESS). Completed. 1999.
Sir Arthur Conan Dole's THE LOST WORLD. Adventure. A brilliant scientist forms a crack team of explorers and embarks in a hot-air balloon to test his theory of a hidden island where dinasaurs and cave-men still roam. Cast: Patrick Bergin. Director: Bob Keen. Completed.1998.
UNDERCURRENT. Thriller. A ex-cop just-released from prison arrives in Puerto Rico to manage a night club and becomes a pawn in a local power play involving a major drug dealer and the beautiful femme-fatale wife of the club owner. Cast: Lorenzo Lamas. Director: Frank Kerr. Completed.1998.
Jack London's THE CALL OF THE WILD. Adventure. As BUCK grows from a prized and pampered house pet, he is forced to kill or be killed at the head of a sled team. Through his eyes, we see that the the fierce conditions of the Klondike Gold Rush come not only from the brutal weather of Alaska's winter, but from the evil and stupidity of men. When a good man, (JOHN THORNTON, played by Rutger Hauer) saves BUCK's life, BUCK returns the favor by ripping out the throats of Indians who kill THORNTON in a climatic showdown. Finally free to heed THE CALL OF THE WILD, BUCK returns to run with his wild wolf brothers. Cast: Rutger Hauer. Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. Director: Peter Svatek. Completed.1997.
MEN. Erotic Drama. A beautiful and fiecely independent young woman pursues her ambition to become a haute cuisine chef while seducing a variety of men to educated herself in the realm of lust and love. Cast: Sean Young, John Heard, Dylan Walsh. Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams. Completed 1999.
SOUTHERN CROSS. Thriller. When his father dies in a mysterious mining accident, PHILIP BERGMAN inherits his father's wealth. But during his trip to Chile for the funeral, PHILIP winds up avoiding death at every turn until he can figure out who murdered his father. Cast: Esai Morales, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Ironside. Director: James Backet. Completed 1999.
THE CLOWN AT MIDNIGHT. Horror/ Thriller. A teenaged girl confronts the psychotic killer who murdered her mother years ago. Cast: Christopher Plummer, Margot Kidder. Director: Jean Pellerin. Completed. 1997.
THE POSSESSION- WITCHBOARD III. Horror/ Thriller. Lured by the spirit of the Ouija, Brian Fields passes through a portal to a parallel universe as a demon passes into his body, intent on ruthless and avaricious self-fulfill
ment and destroying anyone in his path. Director: Peter Svatek. Completed. 1997.
DEMON HOUSE. Horror/ Thriller. A group teens on the run from the police seek refuge in the remote Hull House where a beautiful demon seeks to transform her guests into her bloodthirsty minions. Director: Jimmy Kaufman (POLTERGEIST- THE LEGACY). Completed. 1996.
ICE RUNNER. Action/ Adventure. A CIA Agent, abandoned by his government, is forced to escape the icy Russian Gulag on his own. Cast: Edward Albert. Director: Barry Samson. Completed. 1994
MEMORY RUN. Sci-Fi thriller. In the future, huge corporations use the bodies of condemned criminals to offer immortality to their customers. Cast: Matt McCoy, Saul Rubinek. Director: Allan A. Goldstein. Completed. 1995.