Tom Hanks Box Set

  |  Buy to Own: 13/03/2006
  |  508 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set containing five movies starring Tom Hanks. In 'Bachelor Party' (1984), when bachelor Rick (Hanks) finally decides to marry Debbie (Tawny Kitaen), his friends decide that they should send him out with the party of a lifetime. Of course, it's not long before the craziness gets out of control, with a donkey snorting cocaine, women being chased like there were no tomorrows, and most worryingly of all, Debbie paying a disguised visit to make sure her prospective spouse is behaving himself. In 'The Man With One Red Shoe' (1985), an unsuspecting violinist (Hanks) is drawn into a power struggle within the CIA and used as a decoy by the current head of the CIA to foil his rivals within the organisation. In 'Big' (1989), 12-year-old Josh wishes he was 'big' and wakes up to find that overnight he has developed into an adult male (Hanks). Kicked out of home by his mother, who doesn't believe his story, man-child Josh quickly gets a job developing new ideas for toys, with much success. He also finds himself successful with women - something he isn't quite ready to handle. In 'That Thing You Do!' (1996), in 1964, Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) joins his friends Jimmy and Lenny in their beat group, the Wonders. After playing at a pasta joint, they garner a local following, and are eventually offered a contract for a record and tour by Play-Tone Records' Mr White (Hanks). As the band achieve pop stardom with their single, 'That Thing You Do', the pressures of success begin to take their toll. Finally, in 'Road to Perdition' (2002), twelve-year-old Michael Sullivan Jr (Tyler Hoechlin) is curious about what his father (Hanks) does for a living, and one night decides to hide in his car as he goes off to work. It soon transpires that the elder Sullivan is a hitman for the mob, and when young Michael witnesses a killing carried out by the gangster boss' son Connor (Daniel Craig), it starts off a chain of events which will mark Michael's life forever.