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Jon Avnet

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Fried Green TomatoesFried Green Tomatoes (1991) Recommended
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary-Louise Parker
Kathy Bates strikes up a friendship with Jessica Tandy who waxes nostalgic about a pair of Southern belles who triumphed over adversity in the '30s.…
War, TheWar, The (1994)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Kevin Costner, Elijah Wood
Vietnam vet father, Kevin Costner, looks on as Elijah Wood plays elaborate war games with his buddies. Themes of war, compromise and remorse are…
Up Close and PersonalUp Close and Personal (1996)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Redford
Small–town weather girl Michelle Pfeiffer ascends to ambitious journalist and finally star TV reporter under the auspice of boss and lover…
Red CornerRed Corner (1998)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Richard Gere, Ling Bai, Bradley Whitford
Corporate globetrotter Richard Gere becomes a murder–suspect during a trade visit to China, then lands further afoul when he escapes while on…
UprisingUprising (2001)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer
An above–par telemovie that depicts the clearing of the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII by the Nazis. Treading similiar territory to SCHINDLER'S…
Starter Wife, The (Mini-Series)Starter Wife, The (Mini-Series) (2007)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Debra Messing, Miranda Otto, Judy Davis
Attractive, summery affair concerns a pampered Hollywood trophy wife (Messing) who must get back on the horse after her marriage comes abruptly to an…
88 Minutes 88 Minutes (2007)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski
Humdrum, race–against–the–clock thriller stars ol’ owl–eyes as a professor whose recent testimony against a convicted…
Righteous KillRighteous Kill (2008)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Leguizamo
Heavyweight has–beens De Niro and Pacino team up again as a couple of NYPD detectives on the trail of a serial killer, whose signature murders…

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