Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Three dark monsters, in the shape of small balls, have a perpetually cranky and irritable demeanor. A small yellow light transforms one of the monsters. Scared of this unknown transformation, the other two monsters resist the same fate. But as the second monster is also transformed by a mere touch by the previously transformed monster, the third monster may not be able to resist the fate of his two comrades, as hard as he tries to escape from also being transformed. Will the third monster ultimately see the transformation as a good thing as does his two comrades?
The number one drug problem in rural America, methamphetamine, or “crank,” is cheap, easy to make, and has the lowest recovery rate for addicts. By looking at a number of people in Iowa—even whole families—who are struggling with methamphetamine, this program lays bare the drug’s tragic effects. Chilling computer graphics illustrate how the drug works on the brain. Dr. David Musto of Yale University discusses the history of “crank,” and Asa Hutchinson, director of the Drug Enforcement Agency, explains its wildfire spread in rural areas.
Country star Colt Ford brings his hard rockin' set to his rabid fans at the Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. See and hear Colt and his band perform an electrifying high-energy show, spotlighting tracks from over the course of his entire career. The Colt Ford faithful cranked up the energy to a whole new level when a torrential downpour soaked the crowd, bringing the back half of the set to a wild finish! So Crank It Up!
Thomas and his friends deliver cargo-loads of fun in this collection of uplifting episodes! Ride along as Thomas helps to deliver mail, mend engines, and prepare for the Spring Party on the Island of Sodor. Watch as Thomas learns that it pays to listen to advice, there's more to a train than its undercoat, and that sometimes it takes a team of friends to reach your true destination.
John Cranko (19271973), choreographer at Sadlers Wells ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet, collaborated with Charles Mackerras to create Pineapple Poll, a light hearted comedy. This was closely followed by a further joint effort, which resulted in another comic ballet, The Lady and the Fool. David Blair, a principal dancer at the Royal Ballet in the 50s and 60s, plays Captain Belaye in Pineapple Poll a role he also danced at the ballets premiere in 1951. The Lady and the Fool was reworked for Covent Garden in 1955, four years before this studio production, with Beriosova playing La Cappricciosa in the year she became Prima Ballerina at Sadlers Wells. Both these ballets are examples of rare studio performances from the BBCs earliest television archives and are released here for the first time on DVD.
Cranky the Crane gives little engines Thomas and Percy a lot of grief in the title story. To make matters worse, big engines Gordon and James side with the ill-tempered lifter and the little guys get nervous and begin making mistakes on the job. They redeem themselves, however, when Cranky topples in a storm and Thomas and his buddy put him back upright. Other stories feature twin engines Bill and Ben having "teething troubles," Toad the brake van's forward-thinking ambition, grumpy Gordon crashing through a station wall, and storyteller Alec Baldwin adopting a falsetto as Lady Hatt, Sir Topham Hatt's wife and birthday girl. In lieu of a seventh story, a chorus of kids sings "Night Train" while the model trains steam through darkness in a series of dramatic scenarios.
Punk pioneers Slaughter and the Dogs reunite for a cranked-up performance at the 1996 Holidays in the Sun punk festival held in Blackpool, England, slamming through all their best-loved hits for a pumped-up crowd of fans. Songs include "You're Ready Now," "Hell in New York," "Where Have All the Bootboys Gone," "Victims of the Vampire," "Who Are the Mystery Girls," "Cranked Up Really High" and many more.
Returning home to Prague, the magician Pasparte, an owner of a circus caravan, meets his dying colleague who entrusts his beautiful daughter Aloisie to his care. In Prague they all take up their lodgings at the house At Blue Fish in which they intend to arrange the programs. The firm is owned by widow Evzenie with whom Pasparte shares flat and bed. Evzenie is jealous of Aloisie therefore Pasparte sends Aloisie as a housewife to the single man Jakub Kolenatý who earns his living by photographing and wants to record the revived pictures of Prague. Pasparte wants to found in Prague the first permanent Czech movie theatre in which there would be projected also the original Czech films.
Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that featured actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests, and re-enacted onscreen by puppets for a visual aid to show the viewer what is happening in the call. The show premiered in 2002 on Comedy Central and returned to MTV2 on February 9, 2007, running again until March 30, 2007. The show screened in Australia on SBS Television and The Comedy Channel between 2003 and 2008.