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The Disney Years – 1997

Best of 1996

Worst of 1996

Memo to the Academy (incomplete)

Fierce Creatures, Metro, In Love and War, Prefontaine, The Relic

Shadow Conspiracy, Waiting for Guffman, Star Wars: Special Edition, Gridlock’d, Prisoner of the Mountains, Walkabout

Dante’s Peak, subUrbia, Beautician and the Beast, Rosewood, The Whole Wide World

Absolute Power, That Darn Cat, Fools Rush In, Johns AND Oscar Nomination Surprises

The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition, When We Were Kings, Blood & Wine, Lost Highway, Margaret’s Museum

Private Parts, Booty Call, Hard Eight, Donnie Brasco, Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Jungle 2 Jungle, The Daytrippers, Kama Sutra, Good Luck, Gentlemen Don’t Eat Poets

Return of the Jedi: Special Edition, love jones, The Godfather, City of Industry, Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern, Mandela

Liar Liar, Kolya, The Graduate, Selena, Crash

The Saint, Inventing the Abbotts, Double Team, That Old Feeling, Chasing Amy

Speed 2, Broken English, Ulee’s Gold, Wedding Bell Blues, Temptress Moon

Batman & Robin, Hercules, My Best Friend’s Wedding, For Roseanna, Ponette

Men in Black, Wild America, Out to Sea

Contact, Shall We Dance?, This World Then the Fireworks, A Simple Wish, 4 Little Girls, The Big Sleep

George of the Jungle, Mrs. Brown, Nothing to Lose, Operation Condor, Contempt

Air Force One, Good Burger, Cafe Society, In the Company of Men

Conspiracy Theory, Kiss Me Guido, The Full Monty, Career Girls, Love Serenade, Free Willy 3: The Rescue

Event Horizon, G.I. Jane, Cop Land, Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (incomplete)

Leave It to Beaver, Money Talks, Mimic, Masterminds, Gabbeh

She’s So Lovely, Hoodlum, Excess Baggage, Paperback Romance, M, Le Samouraï,

L.A. Confidential, The Game, The End of Violence, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca

A Thousand Acres, The Myth of Fingerprints, Going All the Way, Waco: The Rules of Engagement, Gravesend

Seven Years in Tibet, RocketMan, Boogie Nights, Gang Related, Washington Square

Gattaca, The House of Yes, A Life Less Ordinary, Sunday, Fairy Tale: A True Story

Red Corner, Critical Care, Switchback, Family Name

Mad City, Bean, Starship Troopers, Eve’s Bayou, The Wings of the Dove

The Jackal, Anastasia, The Man Who Knew Too Little, One Night Stand, The Tango Lesson, Kiss or Kill

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Sweet Hereafter, John Grisham’s The Rainmaker, Deep Crimson

Alien Resurrection, Welcome to Sarajevo, Flubber, Public Housing, Bent

Amistad, Titanic, Good Will Hunting, The Apostle

Wag the Dog, Home Alone 3, For Richer or Poorer, Deconstructing Harry, Scream 2

The Postman, Mr. Magoo, Jackie Brown, An American Werewolf in Paris, Afterglow, The Education of Little Tree

The Peacemaker, Soul Food, The Edge, The Ice Storm, The Assignment

7 thoughts on “The Disney Years – 1997

  • I was just wondering if for 1997 if you have episodes for:

    The Fifth Element
    Dante’s Peak
    Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
    Kull the Conqueror
    The Peacemaker
    Playing God
    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

    • If I had the shows, Terry, they would already be up. I hope one day this will happen!

      • Me too which is why it is just frustrating because I’m just such a huge Siskel & Ebert fan

  • This year is missing 19 out of 52 episodes according to thetvdb. The boys did not miss a week this year and aside from the specials in January, they were all regular movie review episodes. One note of trivia, online sources say Siskel did thumb up the last James Bond movie he ever got to see this year after thumbing down the last four. The missing episodes:
    S11E23 Dante’s Peak/SubUrbia/The Beautician and the Beast/Rosewood/The Whole Wide World (2/8/1997)
    S11E25 The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition/When We Were Kings/Blood & Wine/Lost Highway/Margaret’s Museum (2/22/1997)
    S11E30 The Devil’s Own/Cats Don’t Dance/B*A*P*S/The Sixth Man/The Eighth Day/The Substance of Fire (3/29/1997)
    S11E32 Anaconda/Grosse Point Blank/Paradise Road/Keys to Tulsa/Kissed/Mabarosi (5/12/1997)
    S11E33 Murder at 1600/Traveller/8 Heads in a Duffel Bag/Das Boot/Ulysses Gaze (4/19/1997)
    S11E34 Volcano/Shiloh/Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion/Female Perversions/A Brother’s Kiss (4/26/1997)
    S11E35 Breakdown/Warriors of Virtue/Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery/Truth or Consequences/Commandments (5/3/1997)
    S11E36 Father’s Day/Twin Town/The Fifth Element/Underworld/Children of the Revolution (5/10/1997)
    S11E37 Night Falls on Manhattan/Rudyard Kipling’s the Second Jungle Book/Love! Valour! Compassion!/Sprung/A Chef in Love (5/17/1997)
    S11E38 Addicted to Love/Gamera: Guardian of the Universe/The Van/Brassed Off (5/24/1997)
    S11E39 The Lost World: Jurassic Park/’Til There Was You/Trial and Error/Rough Magic (5/31/1997)
    S11E40 Con Air/Bliss/Buddy/The Pillow Book/The Quiet Room (6/7/1997)
    S11E43 Face/Off/Dream with the Fishes/Head Above Water/The Last Time I Committed Suicide/When the Cat’s Away (6/28/1997)
    S11E48 Picture Perfect/Air Bud/Spawn/One Eight Seven/Star Maps (8/2/1997)
    S12E01 Fire Down Below/In and Out/Julian Po/Bang (9/6/1997)
    S12E04 The Peacemaker/Soul Food/The Edge/The Ice Storm/The Assignment (9/27/1997)
    S12E05 Kiss the Girls/The Matchmaker/U Turn/The Locusts/Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (10/4/1997)
    S12E07 The Devil’s Advocate/I Know What You Did Last Summer/Playing God/Telling Lies in America/Eye of God/Year of the Horse (10/18/1997)
    S12E16 Tomorrow Never Dies/Mousehunt/As Good as it Gets/Kundun/Oscar and Lucinda (12/20/1997)

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