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Das Boot

Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 international sensation, has become the latest motion picture to be remastered for a major re-release. Unlike a certain space trilogy, there aren't any "optically enhanced" scenes, but the 1997 version of Das...

Run Time: 2:29
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, ...
In the Line of Fire

In 1963, Frank Horrigan was among the "best and brightest" of the Secret Service, the personal choice of President Kennedy. On November 22 in Dallas, an afternoon that Horrigan will never forget, he became one of the few living agents to lose a pr...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 1993-07-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, ...
Neverending Story, The

It’s said that one of the reasons George Lucas deferred making the Star Wars prequels from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s is because the special effects technology he needed wasn’t available. I was reminded of this while watching Wolfgang...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 1984-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Thomas Hill, ...
Outbreak

Apparently, it isn't enough for a plague to be the villain. A microscopic entity, "one billionth [human] size" with the potential of wiping out the population of the United States in 48 hours, doesn't represent a sufficient threat. Therefore, Out...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 1995-03-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Renee Russo, Morgan Freeman, ...
Poseidon

Irwin Allen would be proud. Poseidon is a throwback - a 1970s-style disaster film made with 2006-era special effects. The movie delivers in most of the ways that matter for a motion picture of this ilk, with Poseidon never trying to be something ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2006-05-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ADVENTURE/THRILLER
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Josh Lucas, Freddy Rodriguez, Jimmy Bennett, ...
Troy

The line between epic spectacle and overblown bore is often as unclear as it is easily crossed. So it's no surprise that Wolfgang Petersen's Troy navigates that demarcation like a drunk driver on a twisty two-lane highway. There are times when T...

Run Time: 2:45
U.S. Release Date: 2004-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Brad Pitt, Julian Glover, Saffron Burrows, ...