Marla Maples made her big-screen debut in the 1986 American comedy horror film ‘Maximum Overdrive’ directed by Stephen King. The film was largely panned by critics and received a 15% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. After appearing in the 1987 Michael A. Simpson-directed American dark comedy film ‘Funland', Maples made her first television appearance in the American prime time television soap opera ‘Dallas’ in 1989. She continued to make brief appearances in television series and shows like ‘P.S. I Luv U’ (1991), ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ (1994), ‘Something Wilder’ (1994), and ‘Clueless’ (1996). In 1996, she starred as ‘Nancy’ in the American action film, ‘Executive Decision’ directed by Stuart Baird. The film received a positive response from critics and grossed over $122.1 million on a budget of $55 million. She next played the role of ‘Cynthia’ in the 1997 American comedy film ‘For Richer or Poorer’ directed by Bryan Spicer. The film was marred by negative reviews from critics and audiences alike and was a box office bomb. In 1998, she starred as ‘Ann Chambeau’ in the Todd Solondz-directed American black comedy-drama film, ‘Happiness.’ The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and earned an 82% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The year 1999 saw the release of the American film, ‘Black and White’ where Maples played the role of ‘Muffy.’ The film received a mixed response from critics and earned a 38% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. After appearing in films like ‘Loving Annabelle’ (2006) and ‘Switching Lanes’ (2021), Maples was last seen in the 2021 Jimmy Giannopoulos-directed American crime thriller film ‘The Birthday Cake’ where she played the role of ‘Aunt Emma.’ The film received a lukewarm response from critics and scored a 23% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The movie tells the story of the three dysfunctional Jordan sisters. Trish, the eldest sister, is a housewife, who doesn’t know her psychiatrist husband Bill is a pedophile rapist. Middle sister Helen, is a successful author who lacks genuine affection. The youngest, Joy, is a confused over sensitive teacher having an affair with her married Russian student.
A US-bound Boeing 747 is taken over by terrorist Nagi Hassan who demands the release of their apprehended leader. Intelligence analyst David Grant is brought in who has a suspicion about the terrorists’ intentions. A plan, using specialized mid-air crew transfer plane, is devised wherein Grant accompanies military anti-terrorist squad. They must rescue hostages and also, defuse a bomb containing nerve gas.
For Richer or Poorer is a comedy film which tells the story of a socialite couple Brad and Caroline, who are going through marital and financial problems. Their lives get worse after they learn that their accountant has embezzled a huge sum of money and has put the blame on them. As they are pursued by the IRS, they are forced to go into hiding. Eventually, they find themselves among an Amish community in Pennsylvania, and decide to pose as relatives of the group.
A radiation storm, caused by the tail of Rhea-M rogue comet passing through Earth’s atmosphere, brings all machines to life, turning them homicidal. A gang of 18-wheeler semi-trailers is holding a group of survivors hostage in an isolated Truck Stop. As the machines turn more demonic, those trapped-in must fight for their lives and destroy the machines before the machines destroy them.
A group of Caucasian teens get fascinated as well as influenced by Harlem’s hip-hop crowd which includes the popular African-American rapper Rich Bower and his partner Cigar. The teens try their best to fit into their culture.