JANUARY 1997

DATETITLESTUDIODIRECTED BYMAJOR STARS
Jan 1, 1997RetroactiveOrion PicturesLouis MorneauJames Belushi
Jan 6, 1997Strategic CommandRick JacobsonMichael Dudikoff | Bryan Cranston
Jan 10, 1997Jackie Chan’s First StrikeGolden HarvestStanley TongJackie Chan
Jan 10, 1997Red-Blooded American Girl IISC EntertainmentDavid BlythKari Wuhrer
Jan 10, 1997The RelicParamount PicturesPeter HyamsTom Sizemore
Jan 10, 1997TurbulenceMetro-Goldwyn-MayerRobert ButlerRay Liotta
Jan 11, 1997Dead SilenceHBO PicturesDaniel Petrie Jr.James Garner
Jan 17, 1997Albino AlligatorMiramax FilmsKevin SpaceyMatt Dillon | Faye Dunaway
Jan 17, 1997Red MeatThe AsylumAllison BurnettJohn Slattery

Beverly Hills Ninja

January 17th, 1997
TriStar Pictures
Directed by Dennis Dugan (“Happy Gilmore”)
Starring Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Chris Rock, and Will Sasso
Opening Weekend Box Office: $12,220,920

Description: A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother.

Jan 17, 1997MetroTouchstone PicturesThomas CarterEddie Murphy
Jan 18, 1997StraysVin DieselVin Diesel | Mike Epps
Jan 21, 1997Hurricane StreetsMGM Distribution Co.Morgan J. FreemanBrendan Sexton III
Jan 24, 1997Fierce CreaturesUniversal PicturesFred Schepisi & Robert Young
John Cleese (screenplay)
Kevin Kline | Jamie Lee Curtis
Jan 24, 1997In Love and WarNew Line CinemaRichard AttenboroughSandra Bullock | Chris O’Donnell
Jan 24, 1997PrefontaineHollywood PicturesSteve JamesJared Leto | Ed O’Neill
Jan 24, 1997Zeus and RoxanneMetro-Goldwyn-MayerGeorge T. MillerSteve Guttenberg
Jan 29, 1997Gridlock’dGramercy PicturesVondie Curtis-HallTim Roth | Tupac Shakur
Jan 31, 1997JohnsFirst Look InternationalScott SilverDavid Arquette | Lukas Haas
Jan 31, 1997Meet Wally SparksTrimark PicturesPeter BaldwinRodney Dangerfield
Jan 31, 1997Shadow ConspiracyHollywood PicturesGeorge P. CosmatosCharlie Sheen | Linda Hamilton
Jan 31, 1997Star Wars [1977 Special Edition]20th Century Fox / LucasfilmGeorge LucasMark Hamill | Harrison Ford
Mike Epps
“Strays”
(debut)

Waiting for Guffman

January 31st, 1997
Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by Christopher Guest (co-writer of “This Is Spinal Tap”)
Starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, and Catherine O’Hara
Opening Weekend Box Office: $37,990

Description: An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

FEBRUARY 1997

Kathryn Newton
February 8, 1997

Chloë Grace Moretz
February 10, 1997

Madison Iseman
February 14, 1997

Isabelle Fuhrman
February 25, 1997

Feb 7, 1997The Beautician and the BeastParamount PicturesKen KwapisFran Drescher | Timothy Dalton
Feb 7, 1997The PestTriStar PicturesPaul MillerJohn Leguizamo
Feb 7, 1997SubUrbiaSony Pictures ClassicsRichard LinklaterParker Posey | Giovanni Ribisi

Dante’s Peak

February 7th, 1997
Universal Pictures
Directed by Roger Donaldson (“Species”)
Starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton
Opening Weekend Box Office: $18,479,435

Description: A volcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second-most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long-dormant volcano, Dante’s Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Feb 12, 1997Dangerous GroundNew Line CinemaDarrell RoodtIce Cube | Elizabeth Hurley
Feb 14, 1997Absolute PowerColumbia PicturesClint EastwoodClint Eastwood | Gene Hackman
Feb 14, 1997Fools Rush InColumbia PicturesAndy TennantMatthew Perry | Salma Hayek
Feb 14, 1997That Darn CatWalt Disney PicturesBob SpiersChristina Ricci
Feb 14, 1997The Graduate [1967 re-release]United ArtistsMike NicholsDustin Hoffman
Feb 14, 1997TouchUnited ArtistsPaul SchraderBridget Fonda | Christopher Walken

Vegas Vacation

February 14th, 1997
Warner Bros. Pictures
Directed by Stephen Kessler
Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, and Ethan Embry
Opening Weekend Box Office: $12,837,927

Description: In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

Feb 16, 1997AsteroidNBC StudiosBradford MayMichael Biehn
Feb 16, 1997…First Do No HarmABC StudiosAnn BeckettMeryl Streep | Fred Ward
Feb 20, 1997FloatingPhaedra CinemaWilliam RothNorman Reedus
Feb 20, 1997Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorBuena Vista InternationalThomas JahnTil Schweiger
Feb 21, 1997Blood and WineFox Searchlight PicturesBob RafelsonJack Nicholson
Feb 21, 1997The Empire Strikes Back [1980 Special Edition]20th Century Fox / LucasfilmIrvin KershnerMark Hamill | Harrison Ford
Feb 21, 1997RosewoodWarner Bros. PicturesJohn SingletonJon Voight
Norman Reedus
“Floating”
(debut)

Lost Highway

February 21st, 1997
October Films
Directed by David Lynch
Starring Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette
Opening Weekend Box Office: $212,710

Description: Anonymous videotapes presage a musician’s murder conviction, and a gangster’s girlfriend leads a mechanic astray.

Feb 22, 1997Miss Evers’ BoysHBO NYC ProductionsJoseph SargentAlfre Woodard | Laurence Fishburne
Feb 25, 1997Leprechaun 4: In SpaceTrimark PicturesBrian Trenchard-SmithWarwick Davis
Feb 26, 1997Booty CallColumbia PicturesJeff PollackJamie Foxx | Tommy Davidson
Feb 28, 1997Donnie BrascoTriStar PicturesMike NewellAl Pacino | Johnny Depp
Feb 28, 1997Hard EightSamuel Goldwyn CompanyPaul Thomas AndersonPhilip Baker Hall | John C. Reilly
Feb 28, 1997Kama Sutra: A Tale of LoveTrimark PicturesMira NairNaveen Andrews
Feb 28, 1997Smilla’s Sense of SnowFox Searchlight PicturesBille AugustJulia Ormond | Gabriel Byrne

MARCH 1997

Becky G
March 2, 1997

Camila Cabello
March 3, 1997

Alisha Boe
March 6, 1997

Madeleine Arthur
March 10, 1997

Mar 5, 1997The DaytrippersCinépix Film PropertiesGreg MottolaStanley Tucci | Hope Davis
Mar 5, 1997Kini and AdamsPolyGramIdrissa OuedraogoVusi Kunene
Mar 7, 1997Good LuckMokiRichard LaBrieGregory Hines | Vincent D’Onofrio
Mar 7, 1997Jungle 2 JungleWalt Disney PicturesJohn PasquinTim Allen | Martin Short
Leslie Bibb
“Private Parts”
(debut)
Leelee Sobieski
“Jungle 2 Jungle”
(debut)

Private Parts

March 7th, 1997
Paramount Pictures
Directed by Betty Thomas
Starring Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Paul Giamatti, and, Allison Janney
Opening Weekend Box Office: $14,616,333

Description: The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

Mar 14, 1997City of IndustryOrion PicturesJohn IrvinHarvey Keitel
Mar 14, 1997Love JonesNew Line CinemaTheodore WitcherLarenz Tate | Nia Long
Mar 14, 1997Return of the Jedi [1983 Special Edition]20th Century Fox / LucasfilmRichard MarquandMark Hamill | Harrison Ford
Mar 15, 1997The Second Civil WarHBO PicturesJoe DanteBeau Bridges
Mar 15, 1997Still BreathingOctober FilmsJames Ford RobinsonBrendan Fraser | Joanna Going
Mar 18, 1997Honey, We Shrunk OurselvesWalt Disney Home VideoDean CundeyRick Moranis
Mar 21, 1997CrashFine Line FeaturesDavid CronenbergJames Spader | Holly Hunter
Mar 21, 1997The Godfather [1972 re-release]Paramount PicturesFrancis Ford CoppolaMarlon Brando | Al Pacino
Mar 21, 1997SelenaWarner Bros. PicturesGregory NavaJennifer Lopez

Liar Liar

March 21st, 1997
Universal Pictures
Directed by Tom Shadyac (“The Nutty Professor”)
Starring Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, and Jennifer Tilly
Opening Weekend Box Office: $31,423,025

Description: A fast-track lawyer can’t lie for 24 hours due to his son’s birthday wish after disappointing him for the last time.

Mar 26, 1997Cats Don’t DanceWarner Bros. PicturesMark DindalScott Bakula
Mar 26, 1997The Devil’s OwnColumbia PicturesAlan J. PakulaHarrison Ford | Brad Pitt
Mar 28, 1997The 6th ManTouchstone PicturesRandall MillerMarlon Wayans
Mar 28, 1997B*A*P*SNew Line CinemaRobert TownsendHalle Berry | Martin Landau
Mar 28, 1997Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie20th Century FoxShuki LevyJason David Frank

APRIL 1997

Asa Butterfield
April 1, 1997

Maisie Williams
April 15, 1997

Amber Midthunder
April 26, 1997

Apr 1, 1997LovelifeTrimark PicturesJon Harmon FeldmanCarla Gugino
Apr 3, 1997The Butcher BoyWarner Bros. PicturesNeil JordanStephen Rea
Apr 3, 1997DogtownVanguard FilmsGeorge HickenlooperJon Favreau
Apr 4, 1997Anna KareninaWarner Bros. PicturesBernard RoseSophie Marceau | Sean Bean
Apr 4, 1997Das Boot (Director’s Cut)
[1981 re-release]
Columbia PicturesWolfgang PetersenJürgen Prochnow
Apr 4, 1997Double TeamColumbia PicturesTsui HarkJean-Claude Van Damme
Dennis Rodman
Apr 4, 1997Fever PitchChannel 4 FilmsDavid EvansColin Firth | Mark Strong
Apr 4, 1997Inventing the Abbotts20th Century FoxPat O’ConnorLiv Tyler | Joaquin Phoenix | Billy Crudup

Chasing Amy

April 4th, 1997
Miramax Films
Directed by Kevin Smith (“Clerks” & “Mallrats”)
Starring Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, and Jason Mewes
Opening Weekend Box Office: $52,446

Description: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything’s going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she’s a lesbian.

Apr 4, 1997Little CityMiramax FilmsRoberto BenabibJon Bon Jovi
Apr 4, 1997The SaintParamount PicturesPhillip NoyceVal Kilmer | Elisabeth Shue
Apr 4, 1997That Old FeelingUniversal PicturesCarl ReinerBette Midler | Dennis Farina
Apr 10, 1997The CastleRoadshow EntertainmentRob SitchEric Bana
Apr 11, 1997Grosse Pointe BlankHollywood PicturesGeorge ArmitageJohn Cusack | Minnie Driver
Apr 11, 1997Keys to TulsaGramery PicturesLeslie GreifEric Stoltz | Cameron Diaz
Apr 11, 1997Paradise RoadFox Searchlight PicturesBruce BeresfordGlenn Close | Frances McDormand
Eric Bana
“The Castle”
(debut)
Cate Blanchett
“Paradise Road”
(debut)

Anaconda

April 11th, 1997
Columbia Pictures
Directed by Luis Llosa (“The Specialist”)
Starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, and Owen Wilson
Opening Weekend Box Office: $16,620,887

Description: A “National Geographic” film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world’s largest – and deadliest – snake.

Apr 17, 1997CharacterMike van Diem70th Academy Awards
Best Foreign Language Film
Apr 17, 1997KissedOrion PicturesLynne StopkewichMolly Parker
Apr 18, 19978 Heads in a Duffel BagOrion PicturesTom SchulmanJoe Pesci
Apr 18, 1997McHale’s NavyUniversal PicturesBryan SpicerTom Arnold
Apr 18, 1997Murder at 1600Warner Bros. PicturesDwight H. LittleWesley Snipes | Diane Lane
Apr 19, 1997Just WriteBMG IndependentsAndrew GalleraniJeremy Piven
Apr 20, 1997In the GloamingHBO NYC ProductionsChristopher ReeveGlenn Close | Bridget Fonda
Apr 25, 1997All Over MeFine Line FeaturesAlex SichelAlison Folland | Tara Subkoff
Apr 25, 1997A Brother’s KissFirst Look StudiosSeth Zvi RosenfeldJohn Leguizamo
Apr 25, 1997Female PerversionsOctober FilmsSusan StreitfeldTilda Swinton
Apr 25, 1997Romy and Michele’s High School ReunionTouchstone PicturesDavid MirkinMira Sorvino | Lisa Kudrow
Apr 25, 1997ShilohLegacy ReleasingDale RosenbloomMichael Moriarty
Apr 25, 1997Volcano20th Century FoxMick JacksonTommy Lee Jones | Anne Heche
Apr 27, 1997Stephen King’s The ShiningWarner Bros. TelevisionMick GarrisSteven Weber
Apr 30, 1997Children of the RevolutionMiramax FilmsPeter DuncanJudy Davis | Sam Neill

MAY 1997

Lana Condor
May 11, 1997

Odeya Rush
May 12, 1997

May 1, 1997BlackrockPolyGramSteven VidlerHeath Ledger
May 2, 1997BreakdownParamount PicturesJonathan MostowKurt Russell | J. T. Walsh
May 2, 1997Broken EnglishSony Pictures ClassicsGregor NicholasAleksandra Vujcic
May 2, 1997CommandmentsGramercy PicturesDaniel TaplitzAidan Quinn | Courteney Cox
May 2, 1997Truth or Consequences, N.M.Triumph FilmsKiefer SutherlandVincent Gallo
May 2, 1997Warriors of VirtueMetro-Goldwyn-MayerRonny YuAngus Macfadyen

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

May 2nd, 1997
New Line Cinema
Directed by Jay Roach
Starring Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, and Seth Green
Opening Weekend Box Office: $9,548,111

Description: A world-class playboy and part-time secret agent from the 1960s emerges after thirty years in a cryogenic state to battle with his nemesis Dr. Evil.

May 7, 1997Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-SacWarner Bros. TelevisionBill CorcoranAnn Marcus
May 7, 1997Fathers’ DayWarner Bros. PicturesIvan ReitmanRobin Williams | Billy Crystal
May 7, 1997NowhereFine Line FeaturesGregg ArakiRyan Phillippe | Mena Suvari
May 7, 1997Twin TownGramercy PicturesKevin AllenRhys Ifans
May 7, 1997UnderworldTrimark PicturesRoger ChristianDenis Leary | Joe Mantegna
May 8, 1997Nil by Mouth20th Century FoxGary OldmanRay Winstone
Mena Suvari
“Nowhere”
(debut)

The Fifth Element

May 9th, 1997
Columbia Pictures
Directed by Luc Besson (“Léon: The Professional”)
Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, and Chris Tucker
Opening Weekend Box Office: $17,031,345

Description: In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

May 11, 199720,000 Leagues Under the SeaVillage Roadshow PicturesRod HardyMichael Caine | Patrick Dempsey
May 11, 1997Love and Death on Long IslandPathéRichard KwietniowskiJason Priestley | John Hurt
May 12, 1997The EelMongrel MediaShohei ImamuraKōji Yakusho
May 13, 1997BlastFilmwerksAlbert PyunShannon Elizabeth
May 13, 1997Quicksilver Highway20th Century Fox TelevisionMick GarrisChristopher Lloyd
May 13, 1997Welcome to Woop WoopRoadshow FilmsStephan ElliottJohnathon Schaech
May 14, 1997Funny GamesConcorde-CastleMichael HanekeSusanne Lothar
May 14, 1997SprungTrimark PicturesRusty CundieffTisha Campbell
May 15, 1997Plump FictionLegacy ReleasingBob KoherrPamela Adlon | Jennifer Coolidge
May 16, 1997Campfire TalesNew Line CinemaMatt Cooper
Martin Kunert
David Semel
James Marsden | Christine Taylor
Amy Smart | Ron Livingston
May 16, 1997Love! Valour! Compassion!Fine Line FeaturesJoe MantelloJason Alexander
May 16, 1997Night Falls on ManhattanParamount PicturesSidney LumetAndy García
May 16, 1997Taste of CherryArtificial EyeAbbas KiarostamiHomayoun Ershadi
May 16, 1997The Van20th Century FoxStephen FrearsColm Meaney
May 17, 1997BrotherKino InternationalAleksei BalabanovSergei Bodrov Jr.
May 17, 1997Weapons of Mass DistractionHBO PicturesStephen SurjikGabriel Byrne | Ben Kingsley
May 18, 1997The OdysseyNBC / Hallmark EntertainmentAndrei KonchalovskyArmand Assante
May 21, 1997The Soong SistersGolden HarvestMabel CheungMaggie Cheung | Michelle Yeoh
May 23, 1997Addicted to LoveWarner Bros. PicturesGriffin DunneMeg Ryan | Matthew Broderick
Shannon Elizabeth
“Blast”
(debut)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

May 23rd, 1997
Universal Pictures
Directed by Steven Spielberg (“Jurassic Park”)
Starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, and Vince Vaughn
Opening Weekend Box Office: $72,132,785

Description: A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

May 30, 1997Gone Fishin’Hollywood PicturesChristopher CainJoe Pesci | Danny Glover
May 30, 1997‘Til There Was YouParamount PicturesScott WinantJeanne Tripplehorn | Dylan McDermott
May 30, 1997Trial and ErrorNew Line CinemaJonathan LynnMichael Richards | Jeff Daniels | Charlize Theron

JUNE 1997

KJ Apa
June 17, 1997

Jacob Elordi
June 26, 1997

Con Air

June 6th, 1997
Touchstone Pictures
Directed by Simon West
Starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, and Steve Buscemi
Opening Weekend Box Office: $24,131,738

Description: Newly-paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner-transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Jun 3, 1997Mrs DallowayBBC FilmsMarleen GorrisVanessa Redgrave
Jun 6, 1997BlissTriumph FilmsLance YoungSheryl Lee | Terence Stamp
Jun 6, 1997BuddyColumbia PicturesCaroline ThompsonRene Russo
Jun 13, 1997Robinson CrusoeMiramax FilmsRod Hardy
George T. Miller
Pierce Brosnan
Jun 13, 1997Speed 2: Cruise Control20th Century FoxJan de BontSandra Bullock | Willem Dafoe
Jun 13, 1997Temptress MoonMiramax FilmsChen KaigeLeslie Cheung | Gong Li
Jun 13, 1997Ulee’s GoldOrion PicturesVictor NuñezPeter Fonda
Jun 13, 1997Wedding Bell BluesBMG IndependentsDana LustigIlleana Douglas
Jun 14, 1997Path to Paradise: The Untold Story
of the World Trade Center Bombing
HBO NYC ProductionsLeslie Libman
Larry Williams
Peter Gallagher
Jun 18, 1997For RoseannaFine Line FeaturesPaul WeilandJean Reno
Jun 19, 1997Henry FoolSony Pictures ClassicsHal HartleyParker Posey
Jun 20, 1997My Best Friend’s WeddingTriStar PicturesP. J. HoganJulia Roberts | Dermot Mulroney
Jun 20, 1997The Last Time I Committed SuicideTapestry FilmsStephen T. KayThomas Jane | Keanu Reeves
Jun 20, 1997Dream with the FishesSony Pictures ClassicsFinn TaylorDavid Arquette
Jun 22, 1997The Call of the Wild: Dog of the YukonPeter SvatekRutger Hauer.
Jun 25, 1997Head Above WaterFine Line FeaturesJim WilsonHarvey Keitel | Cameron Diaz
Jun 27, 1997StagLionsgate FilmsGavin WildingMario Van Peebles
Jessica Biel
“Ulee’s Gold”
(debut)
Amy Smart
“The Last Time I Committed Suicide”
(debut)

Batman & Robin

June 20th, 1997
Warner Bros. Pictures
Directed by Joel Schumacher (“Batman Forever”)
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, and Alicia Silverstone
Opening Weekend Box Office: $42,872,605

Description: Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Face/Off

June 27th, 1997
Paramount Pictures
Directed by John Woo (“Broken Arrow”)
Starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, and Alessandro Nivola
Opening Weekend Box Office: $23,387,530

Description: To foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery to assume the identity of the criminal mastermind who murdered his only son, but the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.

Hercules

June 27th, 1997
Walt Disney Pictures
Directed by Ron Clements & John Musker (“Aladdin”)
Starring Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, and James Woods
Opening Weekend Box Office: $249,567

Description: The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

JULY 1997

Fionn Whitehead
July 18, 1997

Jacob Elordi
July 24, 1997

Men in Black

July 2nd, 1997
Columbia Pictures
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (“Get Shorty”)
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rip Torn, and Tony Shalhoub
Opening Weekend Box Office: $51,068,455

Description: A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Academy Award Winner

70TH ACADEMY AWARDS

Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (Danny Elfman) — Nominee
Best Art Direction (Bo Welch and Cheryl Carasik) — Nominee
Best Makeup (Rick Baker and David LeRoy Anderson) — WINNER

JAMES STEWART (89)

May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997
Final Role: “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West” (1991)

Jul 2, 1997Out to Sea20th Century FoxMartha CoolidgeJack Lemmon | Walter Matthau
Jul 2, 1997Twists of TerrorShowtimeDouglas JacksonJennifer Rubin
Jul 2, 1997Wild AmericaWarner Bros. PicturesWilliam DearJonathan Taylor Thomas | Devon Sawa
Jul 9, 19974 Little GirlsHBOSpike LeeDocumentary
Jul 11, 1997BangPanorama EntertainmentAshPeter Greene | Lucy Liu
Jul 11, 1997A Simple WishUniversal PicturesMichael RitchieMartin Short | Mara Wilson
Jul 11, 1997This World, Then the FireworksOrion PicturesMichael OblowitzBilly Zane | Gina Gershon

Contact

July 11th, 1997
Warner Bros. Pictures
Directed by Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”)
Starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, and James Woods
Opening Weekend Box Office: $20,584,908

Description: Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Jul 12, 1997Princess MononokeTohoHayao MiyazakiYōji Matsuda
Jul 16, 1997Digging to ChinaMoonstone EntertainmentTimothy HuttonEvan Rachel Wood | Kevin Bacon
Jul 16, 1997George of the JungleWalt Disney PicturesSam WeismanBrendan Fraser | Leslie Mann
Jul 17, 1997Quiet Days in HollywoodKick FilmJosef RusnakHilary Swank
Jul 18, 1997Kiss Me, GuidoParamount PicturesTony VitaleNick Scotti
Jul 18, 1997Mrs. BrownMiramax FilmsJohn MaddenJudi Dench | Billy Connolly
Jul 18, 1997Nothing to LoseTouchstone PicturesSteve OedekerkMartin Lawrence | Tim Robbins
Jul 18, 1997The Swan Princess:
Escape from Castle Mountain
Nest Family EntertainmentRichard RichMichelle Nicastro
Jul 19, 1997The End of EvangelionToei CompanyHideaki Anno
Kazuya Tsurumaki
Megumi Ogata
Jul 23, 1997Star MapsFox Searchlight PicturesMiguel ArtetaDouglas Spain
Jul 25, 1997Box of MoonlightLargo EntertainmentTom DiCilloJohn Turturro | Sam Rockwell
Jul 30, 1997One Eight SevenWarner Bros. PicturesKevin ReynoldsSamuel L. Jackson | John Heard
Gerard Butler
“Mrs. Brown”
(debut)
Rebecca Gayheart
“Nothing to Lose”
(debut)

Air Force One

July 25th, 1997
Columbia Pictures
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen (“Das Boot”)
Starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, and Glenn Close
Opening Weekend Box Office: $37,132,505

Description: Communist radicals hijack Air Force One with the U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

Good Burger

July 25th, 1997
Paramount Pictures | Nickelodeon Movies
Directed by Brian Robbins
Starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell
Opening Weekend Box Office: $7,058,333

Description: A dim-witted teenager and his new coworker try to save the old burger joint they work for from failing after the opening of a brand new burger restaurant across the street, which’s planning to put them out of business.

AUGUST 1997

Aug 1, 1997Air BudWalt Disney PicturesCharles Martin SmithMichael Jeter
Aug 1, 1997In the Company of MenSony Pictures ClassicsNeil LaButeAaron Eckhart
Aug 1, 1997Picture Perfect20th Century FoxGlenn Gordon CaronJennifer Aniston | Kevin Bacon
Aug 1, 1997SpawnNew Line CinemaMark A.Z. DippéJohn Leguizamo
Aug 1, 1997The Wrong GuyLions Gate EntertainmentDavid SteinbergDave Foley | Jennifer Tilly
Aug 5, 1997Pooh’s Grand Adventure:
The Search for Christopher Robin
Walt Disney Home VideoKarl GeursJim Cummings
Aug 6, 1997Def Jam’s How to Be a PlayerGramercy PicturesLionel C. MartinBill Bellamy
Aug 8, 1997Career GirlsOctober FilmsMike LeighKatrin Cartlidge
Aug 8, 1997Conspiracy TheoryWarner Bros. PicturesRichard DonnerMel Gibson | Julia Roberts
Aug 8, 1997Free Willy 3: The RescueWarner Bros. PicturesSam PillsburyJason James Richter
Aug 8, 1997TravellerOctober FilmsJack N. GreenBill Paxton | Mark Wahlberg
Apr 11, 1997GrindCastle Hill ProductionsChris KentisBilly Crudup | Amanda Peet
Aug 13, 1997The Full MontyFox Searchlight PicturesPeter CattaneoRobert Carlyle
Aug 15, 1997Cop LandMiramax FilmsJames MangoldSylvester Stallone | Harvey Keitel
Aug 15, 1997Paperback RomanceGoldwyn FilmsBen LewinAnthony LaPaglia
Aug 15, 1997SteelWarner Bros. PicturesKenneth JohnsonShaquille O’Neal
Anne Dudley
“The Full Monty”

70th Academy Awards
Best Original Musical or Comedy Score
(winner)

Event Horizon

August 15th, 1997
Paramount Pictures
Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson
Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Joely Richardson, and Jason Isaacs
Opening Weekend Box Office: $9,511,915

Description: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.

Aug 17, 199712 Angry MenShowtime NetworksWilliam FriedkinCourtney B. Vance
Aug 17, 1997Subway Stories:
Tales from the Underground
HBO NYC ProductionsJonathan DemmeDenis Leary
Aug 20, 1997Goodbye AmericaFox Searchlight PicturesThierry NotzAlexis Arquette | James Brolin
Aug 22, 1997G.I. JaneHollywood PicturesRidley ScottDemi Moore | Viggo Mortensen
Aug 22, 1997Leave It to BeaverUniversal PicturesAndy CadiffChristopher McDonald
Aug 22, 1997MastermindsColumbia PicturesRoger ChristianPatrick Stewart | Vincent Kartheiser
Aug 22, 1997MimicDimension FilmsGuillermo del ToroMira Sorvino | Josh Brolin
Aug 22, 1997Money TalksNew Line CinemaBrett RatnerChris Tucker | Charlie Sheen
Aug 22, 1997Pippi LongstockingColumbia TriStar FilmMichael Schaack and Clive A. SmithCatherine O’Hara
Aug 22, 1997A Smile Like YoursParamount PicturesKeith SamplesGreg Kinnear | Lauren Holly
Aug 22, 1997SundayJonathan NossiterDavid Suchet
Aug 24, 1997George WallaceTNTJohn FrankenheimerGary Sinise | Angelina Jolie
Aug 24, 1997Snow White: A Tale of TerrorPolyGram Filmed EntertainmentMichael CohnSigourney Weaver | Sam Neill
Aug 27, 1997HoodlumMetro-Goldwyn-MayerBill DukeLaurence Fishburne | Tim Roth
Aug 29, 1997Kull the ConquerorUniversal PicturesJohn NicolellaKevin Sorbo | Tia Carrere
Aug 29, 1997She’s So LovelyMiramax FilmsNick CassavetesSean Penn | Robin Wright
Aug 30, 1997Niagara, NiagaraThe Shooting GalleryBob GosseHenry Thomas | Robin Tunney
Erika Christensen
“Leave It to Beaver”
(debut)

Excess Baggage

August 29th, 1997
Columbia Pictures
Directed by Marco Brambilla (“Demolition Man”)
Starring Alicia Silverstone, Benicio del Toro, and Christopher Walken
Opening Weekend Box Office: $6,309,583

Description: A bratty teenager fakes her own kidnapping, but gets mistakenly kidnapped for real instead.

SEPTEMBER 1997

Dean-Charles Chapman
September 7, 1997

Sydney Sweeney
September 12, 1997

Elena Kampouris
September 16, 1997

Jayme Lawson
September 19, 1997

Sep 2, 1997OssosPedro CostaDocumentary
Sep 2, 1997Six Ways to SundayAdam BernsteinNorman Reedus | Adrien Brody
Sep 5, 1997The AlarmistLions Gate FilmsEvan DunskyDavid Arquette | Stanley Tucci
Sep 5, 1997Fire Down BelowWarner Bros. PicturesFélix Enríquez AlcaláSteven Seagal
Sep 5, 1997Julian PoFine Line FeaturesAlan WadeChristian Slater | Robin Tunney
Sep 6, 1997First Time FelonHBO PicturesCharles S. DuttonOmar Epps | Delroy Lindo
Sep 6, 1997OrgazmoOctober FilmsTrey ParkerTrey Parker
Sep 8, 1997Kitchen PartyGary BurnsScott Speedman
Sep 8, 1997The Spanish PrisonerSony Pictures ClassicsDavid MametCampbell Scott | Steve Martin
Sep 9, 1997Casper: A Spirited Beginning20th Century FoxSean McNamaraSteve Guttenberg | Lori Loughlin
Sep 9, 1997Two Girls and a GuyFox Searchlight PicturesJames TobackRobert Downey Jr. | Heather Graham
Sep 11, 1997CubeTrimark PicturesVincenzo NataliMaurice Dean Wint
Sep 12, 1997The Disappearance of Garcia LorcaTriumph FilmsMarcos ZurinagaEdward James Olmos | Andy García
Sep 12, 1997The End of ViolenceMetro-Goldwyn-MayerWim WendersBill Pullman | Andie MacDowell

The Game

September 12th, 1997
PolyGram
Directed by David Fincher (“Demolition Man”)
Starring Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, and James Rebhorn
Opening Weekend Box Office: $14,337,029

Description: After a wealthy San Francisco banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down as he begins to question if it might really be a concealed conspiracy to destroy him.

Sep 15, 1997This Is The SeaParamount PicturesMary McGuckianGabriel Byrne
Sep 17, 1997The Myth of FingerprintsSony Pictures ClassicsBart FreundlichBlythe Danner | Julianne Moore
Sep 19, 1997The Brave Little Toaster
Goes to Mars
Hyperion PicturesRobert C. RamirezDeanna Oliver
Sep 19, 1997Going All the WayGramercy PicturesMark PellingtonJeremy Davies | Ben Affleck | Rachel Weisz
Sep 19, 1997HacksShoreline EntertainmentGary RosenStephen Rea | John Ritter
Sep 19, 1997In & OutParamount PicturesFrank OzKevin Kline | Joan Cusack | Matt Dillon
Sep 19, 1997The Long Way HomeSeventh Art ReleasingMark Jonathan Harris70th Academy Awards
Best Documentary Feature
Sep 19, 1997A Thousand AcresTouchstone PicturesJocelyn MoorhouseMichelle Pfeiffer | Jessica Lange
Sep 19, 1997WishmasterLIVE EntertainmentRobert KurtzmanTammy Lauren | Robert Englund
Samantha Morton
“This Is The Sea”
(debut)

L.A. Confidential

September 19th, 1997
Warner Bros. Pictures
Directed by Curtis Hanson (“The River Wild”)
Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kim Basinger
Opening Weekend Box Office: $5,211,198

Description: As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen – one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy – investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Academy Award Winner

70TH ACADEMY AWARDS

Best Picture (Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson and Michael Nathanson) — Nominee
Best Director (Curtis Hanson) — Nominee
Best Supporting Actress (Kim Basinger) — WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay (Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson) — WINNER
Best Original Dramatic Score (Jerry Goldsmith) — Nominee
Best Sound (Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Kirk Francis) — Nominee
Best Art Direction (Jeannine Oppewall and Jay Hart) — Nominee
Best Cinematography (Dante Spinotti) — Nominee
Best Film Editing (Peter Honess) — Nominee

Katie Holmes
“The Ice Storm”
(debut)
Dominique Swain
“Lolita”
(debut)
Sep 25, 1997LolitaSamuel Goldwyn CompanyAdrian LyneJeremy Irons | Dominique Swain
Sep 25, 1997PawsFocus FeaturesKarl ZwickyBilly Connolly | Heath Ledger
Sep 26, 1997The AssignmentSony PicturesChristian DuguayDonald Sutherland | Ben Kingsley
Sep 26, 1997FaceBBC FilmsAntonia BirdRobert Carlyle | Ray Winstone
Sep 26, 1997The Ice StormFox Searchlight PicturesAng LeeKevin Kline | Joan Allen | Sigourney Weaver
Sep 26, 1997The PeacemakerDreamWorksMimi LederGeorge Clooney | Nicole Kidman
Sep 26, 1997Soul Food20th Century FoxGeorge Tillman Jr.Vanessa Williams | Vivica A. Fox
Sep 26, 1997Trojan WarWarner Bros. PicturesGeorge HuangWill Friedle | Jennifer Love Hewitt
Sep 28, 1997ClonedNBC StudiosDouglas BarrElizabeth Perkins | Bradley Whitford

The Edge

September 26th, 1997
20th Century Fox
Directed by Lee Tamahori (“Mulholland Falls”)
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, and Harold Perrineau
Opening Weekend Box Office: $7,733,445

Description: An intellectual billionaire and two other men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

OCTOBER 1997

Bella Thorne
October 8, 1997

Sierra McCormick
October 28, 1997

Oct 3, 1997Fast, Cheap & Out of ControlSony Pictures ClassicsErrol MorrisDave Hoover
Oct 3, 1997Kiss the GirlsParamount PicturesGary FlederMorgan Freeman | Ashley Judd
Oct 3, 1997Little Boy BlueJazz Pictures Inc.Antonio TibaldiRyan Phillippe
Oct 3, 1997The LocustsOrion PicturesJohn Patrick KelleyVince Vaughn | Paul Rudd
Oct 3, 1997The MatchmakerGramercy PicturesMark JoffeJaneane Garofalo
Oct 3, 1997U TurnTriStar PicturesOliver StoneSean Penn | Nick Nolt | Jennifer Lopez
Oct 4, 1997Lewis and Clark and GeorgeRod McCallAki Aleong
Oct 5, 1997ToothlessMandeville FilmsMelanie MayronKirstie Alley | Dale Midkiff
Oct 7, 1997Night of the Demons 3Republic PicturesJim KaufmanAmelia Kinkade
Oct 8, 1997Gang RelatedOrion PicturesJim KoufJames Belushi | Tupac Shakur
Oct 8, 1997Seven Years in TibetTriStar PicturesJean-Jacques AnnaudBrad Pitt | David Thewlis
Oct 8, 1997Year of the HorseOctober FilmsJim JarmuschNeil Young
Oct 10, 1997The House of YesMiramax FilmsMark WatersParker Posey
Oct 10, 1997Most WantedNew Line CinemaDavid HoganKeenen Ivory Wayans | Jon Voight
Oct 10, 1997RocketManWalt Disney PicturesStuart GillardHarland Williams
Oct 10, 1997Washington SquareHollywood PicturesAgnieszka HollandJennifer Jason Leigh | Albert Finney

Boogie Nights

October 10th, 1997
New Line Cinema
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Opening Weekend Box Office: $50,168

Description: Back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, an idealistic porn producer aspires to elevate his craft to an art when he discovers a hot young talent.

Oct 12, 1997Live FleshFrance 3 CinémaPedro AlmodóvarJavier Bardem | Penélope Cruz
Oct 15, 1997Telling Lies in AmericaBanner EntertainmentGuy FerlandKevin Bacon | Brad Renfro
Oct 16, 1997Under the Lighthouse DancingVillage RoadshowGraeme RattiganNaomi Watts
Oct 17, 1997BeanGramercy PicturesMel SmithRowan Atkinson
Oct 17, 1997Best MenOrion PicturesTamra DavisDean Cain | Andy Dick | Drew Barrymore
Oct 17, 1997Breaking UpWarner Bros. PicturesRobert GreenwaldRussell Crowe | Salma Hayek
Oct 17, 1997Kiss & TellTerminal Bliss PicturesJordan AlanHeather Graham | Rose McGowan
Oct 17, 1997Playing GodTouchstone PicturesAndy WilsonDavid Duchovny | Angelina Jolie
Oct 17, 1997Shooting FishEntertainment FilmStefan SchwartzKate Beckinsale
Oct 17, 1997WildePolyGramBrian GilbertStephen Fry | Jude Law
Orlando Bloom
“Wilde”
(debut)

The Devil’s Advocate

October 17th, 1997
Warner Bros. Pictures
Directed by Taylor Hackford (“Dolores Claiborne”)
Starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, and Connie Nielsen
Opening Weekend Box Office: $12,170,536

Description: An exceptionally-adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss–the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

October 17th, 1997
Columbia Pictures
Directed by Jim Gillespie
Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Opening Weekend Box Office: $15,818,645

Description: Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Oct 22, 1997Kini and AdamsPolyGramIdrissa OuedraogoVusi Kunene
Oct 23, 1997NevadaStorm EntertainmentGary TiecheKirstie Alley | Bridgette Wilson
Oct 24, 1997FairyTale: A True StoryParamount PicturesCharles SturridgePeter O’Toole
Oct 24, 1997GattacaColumbia PicturesAndrew NiccolEthan Hawke | Uma Thurman
Oct 24, 1997A Life Less Ordinary20th Century FoxDanny BoyleEwan McGregor | Cameron Diaz
Oct 24, 1997Ma vie en roseCanal+Alain BerlinerGeorges Du Fresne
Oct 25, 1997Bad MannersPhaedra CinemaJonathan KauferDavid Strathairn
Oct 25, 1997Under WrapsBuena Vista TelevisionGreg BeemanBill Fagerbakke
Oct 26, 1997Tower of TerrorWalt Disney TelevisionD.J. MacHaleSteve Guttenberg | Kirsten Dunst
Oct 31, 1997Critical CareVillage Roadshow PicturesSidney LumetJames Spader | Kyra Sedgwick
Oct 31, 1997Perdita DurangoÁlex de la IglesiaJavier Bardem | Rosie Perez
Oct 31, 1997Red CornerMetro-Goldwyn-MayerJon AvnetRichard Gere | Bai Ling
Oct 31, 1997SwitchbackParamount PicturesJeb StuartDennis Quaid | Danny Glover
Maya Rudolph
“Gattaca”
(debut)

NOVEMBER 1997

Alex Wolff
November 1, 1997

Hero Fiennes Tiffin
November 6, 1997

Nov 2, 1997Before Women Had WingsABCLloyd KramerEllen Barkin | Oprah Winfrey
Nov 2, 1997House of FrankensteinStudios USA TelevisionPeter WernerAdrian Pasdar | Greg Wise
Nov 2, 1997Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CinderellaBuena Vista TelevisionRobert IscoveWhitney Houston | Brandy
Nov 6, 1997Heaven’s BurningUmbrella EntertainmentCraig LahiffRussell Crowe
Nov 7, 1997Eve’s BayouTrimark PicturesKasi LemmonsSamuel L. Jackson | Meagan Good
Nov 7, 1997Mad CityWarner Bros. PicturesCosta-GavrasDustin Hoffman | John Travolta
Nov 7, 1997The Night FlierNew Line CinemaMark PaviaMiguel Ferrer
Nov 7, 1997The Wings of the DoveMiramax FilmsIain SoftleyHelena Bonham Carter

Starship Troopers

November 7th, 1997
TriStar Pictures
Directed by Paul Verhoeven (“Basic Instinct” & “RoboCop”)
Starring Denise Richards, Jake Busey, and Neil Patrick Harris
Opening Weekend Box Office: $22,058,773

Description: Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.

Nov 9, 1997Angels in the EndzoneWalt Disney TelevisionGary NadeauChristopher Lloyd
Nov 11, 1997Beauty and the Beast:
The Enchanted Christmas
Walt Disney Home VideoAndy KnightEthan Hawke | Uma Thurman
Nov 14, 1997IncognitoWarner Bros. PicturesJohn BadhamJason Patric | Ian Holm
Nov 14, 1997The JackalUniversal PicturesMichael Caton-JonesBruce Willis | Richard Gere
Nov 14, 1997Kiss or KillNew Vision FilmsBill BennettFrances O’Connor
Nov 14, 1997The Little Mermaid [1989 re-release]Walt Disney PicturesRon Clements
John Musker
Jodi Benson
Nov 14, 1997The Man Who Knew Too LittleWarner Bros. PicturesJon AmielBill Murray | Peter Gallagher
Nov 14, 1997One Night StandNew Line CinemaMike FiggisWesley Snipes
Nov 14, 1997The Tango LessonSony Pictures ClassicsSally PotterPablo Veron
Nov 15, 1997Don King: Only in AmericaHBO PicturesJohn HerzfeldVing Rhames
Nov 16, 1997Bella MafiaCBSDavid GreeneDennis Farina
Nov 16, 1997Oliver TwistWalt Disney TelevisionTony BillRichard Dreyfuss | Elijah Wood
Nov 18, 1997Jack FrostA-Pix Entertainment, Inc.Michael CooneyShannon Elizabeth
Nov 18, 1997JoyrideLive EntertainmentQuinton PeeplesTobey Maguire | Benicio del Toro
Nov 20, 1997Thank God He Met LizzieCherie NowlanCate Blanchett
Nov 21, 1997Anastasia20th Century FoxDon Bluth
Gary Goldman
Meg Ryan | John Cusack
Nov 21, 1997Lawn DogsStrand ReleasingJohn DuiganMischa Barton | Sam Rockwell
Nov 21, 1997Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilWarner Bros. PicturesClint EastwoodKevin Spacey | John Cusack
Nov 21, 1997Mortal Kombat: AnnihilationNew Line CinemaJohn R. LeonettiRobin Shou
Nov 21, 1997The RainmakerParamount PicturesFrancis Ford CoppolaMatt Damon | Claire Danes
Nov 21, 1997RegenerationArtificial EyeGillies MacKinnonJonathan Pryce
Nov 21, 1997The Sweet HereafterFine Line FeaturesAtom EgoyanIan Holm
Mischa Barton
“Lawn Dogs”
(debut)
Eddie Marsan
“The Man Who Knew Too Little”
(debut)

Alien Resurrection

November 26th, 1997
20th Century Fox
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“The City of Lost Children”)
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, and Ron Perlman
Opening Weekend Box Office: $16,474,092

Description: 200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.

Flubber

November 26th, 1997
Walt Disney Pictures
Directed by Les Mayfield (“Miracle on 34th Street”); Screenplay by John Hughes
Starring Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, and Christopher McDonald
Opening Weekend Box Office: $26,725,207

Description: An absent-minded professor discovers “flubber,” a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Nov 26, 1997BentChannel Four FilmsSean MathiasClive Owen | Lothaire Bluteau
Nov 26, 1997Welcome to SarajevoMiramax FilmsMichael WinterbottomWoody Harrelson | Marisa Tomei
Nov 30, 1997The Love BugWalt Disney TelevisionPeyton ReedBruce Campbell
Paul Bettany
“Bent”
(debut)

DECEMBER 1997

Ben Cook
December 11, 1997

Maude Apatow
December 15, 1997

Good Will Hunting

December 5th, 1997
Miramax Films
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, and Minnie Driver
Opening Weekend Box Office: $272,912

Description: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Academy Award Winner

70TH ACADEMY AWARDS

Best Picture (Lawrence Bender) — Nominee
Best Director (Gus van Sant) — Nominee
Best Actor (Matt Damon) — Nominee
Best Supporting Actor (Robin Williams) — WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Minnie Driver) — Nominee
Best Original Screenplay (Matt Damon and Ben Affleck) — WINNER
Best Original Dramatic Score (Danny Elfman) — Nominee
Best Original Song (Elliott Smith) — Nominee
Best Film Editing (Pietro Scalia) — Nominee

Amistad

December 10th, 1997
DreamWorks Pictures
Directed by Steven Spielberg (“Jurassic Park”)
Starring Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, and Matthew McConaughey
Opening Weekend Box Office: $4,573,523

Description: In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Dec 3, 1997Office KillerStrand ReleasingCindy ShermanMolly Ringwald
Dec 5, 1997The BorrowersPolyGramPeter HewittJohn Goodman | Jim Broadbent
Dec 12, 1997Deconstructing HarryFine Line FeaturesWoody AllenCaroline Aaron | Woody Allen | Kirstie Alley
Dec 12, 1997For Richer or PoorerUniversal PicturesBryan SpicerTim Allen | Kirstie Alley
Dec 12, 1997Hugo PoolNorthern ArtsRobert Downey Sr.Alyssa Milano | Robert Downey Jr.
Dec 12, 1997The PeacekeeperOctober FilmsFrédéric ForestierDolph Lundgren
Chiwetel Ejiofor
“Amistad”
(debut)
Tom Felton
“The Borrowers”
(debut)
Jennifer Garner
“Deconstructing Harry”
(debut)

Home Alone 3

December 12th, 1997
20th Century Fox
Directed by Raja Gosnell; Screenplay by John Hughes
Starring Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, and Scarlett Johansson
Opening Weekend Box Office: $5,085,482

Description: Alex Pruitt, an 8-year-old boy living in Chicago, must fend off international spies who seek a top-secret computer chip in his toy car.

Scream 2

December 12th, 1997
Dimension Films
Directed by Wes Craven (“Scream”)
Starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Jerry O’Connell, Jada Pinkett, Liev Schreiber, Timothy Olyphant, Laurie Metcalf, and Omar Epps
Opening Weekend Box Office: $32,926,342

Description: Two years after the first series of murders, as Sidney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

CHRIS FARLEY (33)

February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997
Final Role: “Almost Heroes” + “Dirty Work” (1998) *posthumous*

Dec 13, 1997Breast MenHBO PicturesLawrence O’NeilDavid Schwimmer | Chris Cooper
Dec 15, 1997Spice WorldPolyGramBob SpiersSpice Girls | Richard E. Grant
Dec 17, 1997The ApostleOctober FilmsRobert DuvallRobert Duvall | Farrah Fawcett
Dec 18, 1997The Wiggles Movie20th Century FoxDean CovellMurray Cook
Dec 19, 1997Mouse HuntDreamWorksGore VerbinskiNathan Lane | Lee Evans

Titanic

December 19th, 1997
20th Century Fox
Directed by James Cameron (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”)
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, and Kathy Bates
Opening Weekend Box Office: $28,638,131

Description: A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Best Picture Winner

70TH ACADEMY AWARDS
(tied for MOST AWARDS WON BY A SINGLE FILM — 11 WINS)
(tied for MOST NOMINATIONS FOR A SINGLE FILM — 14 NOMINATIONS)

Best Picture (James Cameron and Jon Landau) — WINNER
Best Director (James Cameron) — WINNER
Best Actress (Kate Winslet) — Nominee
Best Supporting Actress (Gloria Stuart) — Nominee
Best Art Direction (Peter Lamont and Michael D. Ford) — WINNER
Best Cinematography (Russell Carpenter) — WINNER
Best Costume Design (Deborah Lynn Scott) — WINNER
Best Film Editing (Conrad Buff, James Cameron, and Richard A. Harris) — WINNER
Best Makeup (Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom, and Simon Thompson) — Nominee
Best Original Dramatic Score (James Horner) — WINNER
Best Original Song (James Horner and Will Jennings for “My Heart Will Go On”) — WINNER
Best Sound (Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, and Mark Ulano) — WINNER
Best Sound Effects Editing (Tom Bellfort and Christopher Boyes) — WINNER
Best Visual Effects (Robert Legato, Mark A. Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, and Michael Kanfer) — WINNER

HIGHEST GROSSING FILM OF 1997
$1,843,201,268

1ST to pass $1 billion at box office
March 1, 1998

Tomorrow Never Dies

December 19th, 1997
United Artists
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode (“Turner & Hooch”)
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, and Judi Dench
Opening Weekend Box Office: $25,143,007

Description: James Bond sets out to stop a media mogul’s plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Dec 20, 1997Life Is BeautifulCecchi Gori GroupRoberto Benigni71st Academy Awards
Best Foreign Language Film
Dec 21, 1997FlashWalt Disney TelevisionSimon WincerLucas Black | Ellen Burstyn
Dec 25, 1997An American Werewolf in ParisHollywood PicturesAnthony WallerTom Everett Scott | Julie Delpy
Dec 25, 1997The Education of Little TreeParamount PicturesRichard FriedenbergJames Cromwell

As Good As It Gets

December 25th, 1997
TriStar Pictures
Directed by James L. Brooks (“Broadcast News”)
Starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear
Opening Weekend Box Office: $12,606,928

Description: A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Academy Award Winner

70TH ACADEMY AWARDS

Best Picture (James L. Brooks, Bridgit Johnson, and Kristi Zea) — Nominee
Best Actor (Jack Nicholson) — WINNER
Best Actress (Helen Hunt) — WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Greg Kinnear) — Nominee
Best Film Editing (Richard Marks) — Nominee
Best Original Screenplay (Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks) — Nominee
Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (Hans Zimmer) — Nominee

Jackie Brown

December 25th, 1997
Miramax Films
Directed by Quentin Tarantino (“Pulp Fiction”)
Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, and Robert De Niro
Opening Weekend Box Office: $9,292,248

Description: A flight attendant with a criminal past gets nabbed by the FBI for smuggling. Under pressure to become an informant against the drug dealer she works for, she must find a way to secure her future without getting killed.

Kundun

December 25th, 1997
Touchstone Pictures
Directed by Martin Scorsese (“Casino”)
Starring Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, and Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin
Opening Weekend Box Office: $72,095

Description: From childhood to adulthood, Tibet’s fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Dec 25, 1997Mr. MagooWalt Disney PicturesStanley TongLeslie Nielsen | Kelly Lynch
Dec 25, 1997The PostmanWarner Bros. PicturesKevin CostnerKevin Costner | Will Patton
Dec 25, 1997Wag the DogNew Line CinemaBarry LevinsonDustin Hoffman | Robert De Niro
Dec 26, 1997AfterglowSony Pictures ClassicsAlan RudolphNick Nolte | Julie Christie
Dec 26, 1997JoeyMetro-Goldwyn-MayerIan BarryJamie Croft
Dec 28, 1997The BoxerUniversal PicturesJim SheridanDaniel Day-Lewis | Emily Watson
Dec 29, 1997Young and Dangerous 4Television Corporation of SingaporeAndrew LauEkin Cheng | Jordan Chan
Dec 31, 1997Oscar and LucindaFox Searchlight PicturesGillian ArmstrongRalph Fiennes | Cate Blanchett

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