Das Boot (1981) – Wolfgang Petersen

The next big title in DK Canada’s highly enjoyable The Movie Book is the Oscar winning German film Das Boot from prolific director Wolfgang Petersen. This has always been a great film, and I love that I got to settle in and watch this film play out on my screen (again). Set during World War…

The NeverEnding Story (1984) – Wolfgang Petersen

The first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Fellowship of the Ring is Wolfgang Petersen’s 1984 adaptation of only a small part of Micheal Ende’s fantasy novel, The NeverEnding Story. It has been more than thirty years since I watched this one, so I was…

Trailer Tracks: The Neverending Story (1984) Wolfgang Petersen

  I remember this movie vividly, and the fact that I came across the original novel as well, which was not neverending, but did in fact cover more than the events of the first film. Petersen made a fantastic film here, filled with wonder and emotion, I mean who can forget Artax in the Swamps…

Trailer Tracks: Enemy Mine (1986) – Wolfgang Petersen

This one was a joy to discover when I was young, it had sci-fi, it had aliens, monsters, a war and distant planets, but then it was also something more. It became about friendship, letting go of prejudices, survival, and what it is to be human… Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr. really impressed me…

Air Force One (1997) – Wolfgang Petersen

  Wolfgang Petersen is back on the 101 Action Movies list, and this time he’s joined forces with Harrison Ford, who portrays U.S. President James Marshall. It’s a fun film, with a few plot holes but with a standout cast including Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Dean Stockwell, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, and Wendy Crewson….

In The Line Of Fire (1993) – Wolfgang Petersen

  The 101 Action Movies brings a welcome Clint Eastwood thriller to the list with this tautly paced, and well-executed actioner. Eastwood plays Frank Horrigan, a living legend, the only remaining serving Secret Service agent who was in Dealey plaza on that fateful November day. He begins a cat and mouse game with Mitch Leary…