Connections: No Name on the Bullet

by smitty008 | created - 29 May 2011 | updated - 29 May 2011 | Public

Connecting a series of films through their second billed performers.

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1. No Name on the Bullet (1959)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Drama, Romance

When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey

Votes: 1,912

2. Tammy Tell Me True (1961)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy

Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin). Sandra Dee replaces Debbie Reynolds in this and the third Tammy movie. This... See full summary »

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey

Votes: 712

Connected to "No Name on the Bullet" by Charles Drake.

3. Back Street (1961)

Passed | 107 min | Drama

In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an incident with a wolf department store businessman and is rescued by the Marine Paul Saxon. They immediately fall in love with ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake

Votes: 887

Connected to "Tammy Tell Me True" by John Gavin.

Connected to "Back Street" by Vera Miles.

5. Escape from Zahrain (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A hunted revolutionary leads a rag tag group of individuals through the desert in an attempt to elude the security forces and escape the fictitious Arab country of Zahrain.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Yul Brynner, Sal Mineo, Jack Warden, Madlyn Rhue

Votes: 569

Connected to "The Lawbreakers" by Jack Warden.

6. Where Love Has Gone (1964)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, Mike Connors, Joey Heatherton

Votes: 1,213

Connected to "Escape from Zahrain" by Anthony Caruso.

7. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 11,967

Connected to "Where Love has Gone" by Bette Davis.

8. The Adventurers (1970)

PG | 171 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Alan Badel, Candice Bergen, Thommy Berggren

Votes: 617 | Gross: $2.84M

Connected to "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" by Olivia de Haviland.

9. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 35,453 | Gross: $16.06M

Connected to "The Adventurers" by Alan Badel.

10. Claudine (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tamu Blackwell

Votes: 1,637

Connected to "The Day of the Jackal" by Terence Alexander.

11. The River Niger (1976)

R | 105 min | Drama

An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But ... See full summary »

Director: Krishna Shah | Stars: Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett Jr., Glynn Turman

Votes: 186

Connected to "Claudine" by James Earl Jones.

12. J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid 1970s New Orleans, Louisiana. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup

Votes: 889

Connected to "The River Niger" by Lou Gossett, Jr.

13. Best Friends (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 2,372 | Gross: $36.82M

Connected to "J.D.'s Revenge" by Joan Pringle.

14. Swing Shift (1984)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

60 Metascore

A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Fred Ward

Votes: 4,026 | Gross: $6.65M

Connected to "Best Friends" by Goldie Hawn.

15. The Mean Season (1985)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

55 Metascore

Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur

Votes: 3,497 | Gross: $4.35M

Connected to "Swing Shift" by Kurt Russell.

16. Creator (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 2,837 | Gross: $5.35M

Connected to "The Mean Season" by Mariel Hemingway.

17. Good Morning Babylon (1987)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Vincent Spano, Joaquim de Almeida, Greta Scacchi, Désirée Nosbusch

Votes: 1,455 | Gross: $0.18M

Connected to "Creator" by Vincent Spano.

18. Priceless Beauty (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A rock-star who stopped singing after the death of his brother finds a female genie in a vase. She tries to help him live again.

Director: Charles Finch | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Diane Lane, Francesco Quinn, Claudia Ohana

Votes: 262

Connected to "Good Morning, Babylon" by Joaquim de Almeida.

19. Vital Signs (1990)

R | 103 min | Drama

This movie follows the lives of medical students who are in their third year, which is the time that they have to decide what they intend to specialize in. At the center is Michael Chatham ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Silver | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Diane Lane, Jack Gwaltney, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 651 | Gross: $1.22M

Connected to "Priceless Beauty" by Diane Lane.

20. Trial by Jury (1994)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

Director: Heywood Gould | Stars: Joanne Whalley, Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne, William Hurt

Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $6.97M

Connected to "Vital Signs" by Jack Gwaltney.

21. Judge Dredd (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Rob Schneider, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 106,304 | Gross: $34.69M

Connected to "Trial by Jury" by Armand Assante.

22. Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 20,152 | Gross: $25.79M

Connected to "Judge Dredd" by Rob Schneider.

23. Turbulence (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a flight attendant must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 10,265 | Gross: $11.47M

Connected to "Down Periscope" by Lauren Holly.

24. The Butcher Boy (1997)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

The antisocial son of an alcoholic father and a bipolar mother grows up in 1960s Ireland.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle

Votes: 8,833 | Gross: $1.82M

Connected to "Turbulence" by Brendan Gleeson.

25. The Break (1997)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Stephen Rea, Alfred Molina, Rosana Pastor, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 337

Connected to "The Butcher Boy" by Sean McGinley.

26. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the California pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 226,864 | Gross: $26.40M

Connected to "The Break" by Alfred Molina.

27. Big City Blues (1997)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A collection of characters threaten to cross paths, unknowingly, during a night in the big city. The film focuses on two hit men (Reynolds and Forsythe) who are bound to collide with Cates,... See full summary »

Director: Clive Fleury | Stars: Burt Reynolds, William Forsythe, Giancarlo Esposito, Arye Gross

Votes: 257

Connected to "Boogie Nights" by Burt Reynolds.

28. Firestorm (1998)

R | 89 min | Thriller, Action

Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Semler | Stars: Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis

Votes: 3,556 | Gross: $8.04M

Connected to 'big City Blues" by William Forsythe.

29. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 137,887 | Gross: $4.86M

Connected to "Firestorm" by Scott Glenn.

30. Beautiful (2000)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Comedy

23 Metascore

Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree.

Director: Sally Field | Stars: Minnie Driver, Hallie Eisenberg, Joey Lauren Adams, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 3,550 | Gross: $3.06M

Connected to "The Virgin Suicides" by Kathleen Turner.

31. Harvard Man (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A basketball player strikes a deal with the mob to fix a basketball game.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adrian Grenier, Joey Lauren Adams, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 4,091 | Gross: $0.06M

Connected to "Beautiful" by Joey Lauren Adams.

32. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 91,975 | Gross: $153.29M

Connected to "Harvard Man" by Sarah Michelle Gellar.

33. The Perfect Score (2004)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

35 Metascore

Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Leonardo Nam

Votes: 22,890 | Gross: $10.39M

Connected to "Scooby Doo" by Matthew Lillard.

34. Prime (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams

Votes: 38,732 | Gross: $22.83M

Connected to "The Perfect Score" by Bryan Greenberg.

35. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 21,344 | Gross: $20.34M

Connected to "Prime" by Meryl Streep.

36. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane

Votes: 103,113 | Gross: $5.50M

Connected to "A Prairie Home Companion" by Woody Harrelson.

37. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin

Votes: 14,843 | Gross: $0.22M

Connected to "A Scanner Darkly" by Robert Downey, Jr.

38. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

48 Metascore

Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage) must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight

Votes: 210,865 | Gross: $219.96M

Connected to "Fur" by Ty Burrell.

39. New York, I Love You (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

Eleven love stories set in one of the most loved and hated cities of the world, New York City.

Directors: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 43,782 | Gross: $1.59M

Connected to "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" by Justin Bartha.

40. The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia

Votes: 40,602 | Gross: $35.92M

Connected to "New York, I Love You" by Andy Garcia.

41. Ultimate Heist (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tuel | Stars: Jean Reno, Gaspard Ulliel, Vahina Giocante, Sami Bouajila

Votes: 3,146

Connected to "The Pink Panther 2" by Jean Reno.

42. A Heavenly Vintage (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Patrice Valota, Vania Vilers

Votes: 761

Connected to "Ultimate Heist" by Gaspard Ulliel.

43. Vampire (I) (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A biology teacher looks for young suicidal women online to satisfy his taste for blood. Rather than violent, his acts are quite peaceful and always consented.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Amanda Plummer, Trevor Morgan

Votes: 1,420

Connected to "The Vintner's Luck" by Keisha Castle-Hughes. Second Billed was Amanda Plummer. As this was her last credited film role to date, here the list ends.



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