|Hell's Angels '69 1969 PG, 97 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Lee Madden
Cast: Tom Stern, Jeremy Slate, Conny Van Dyke, Steve Sandor, G.D. Spradlin, Sonny Barger, John Tracy, Bobby Hall, Buddy Joe Hooker, Bob Harris
Wealthy, East Coast brothers Chuck (Tom Stern) and Wes (Jeremy Slate) plan to rob Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. First, they join a motorcycle gang and use it for diversion while they rob the casino. The plan works, but there is one major problem: the motorcycle gang does not like being used and sets off into the desert on the trail of Chuck and Wes.
|Hit Man 1972 R, 90 min.|
Director: George Armitage
Cast: Bernie Casey, Pam Grier, Lisa Moore, Bhetty Waldron, Sam Laws, Candy All, Don Diamond, Ed Cambridge, Bob Harris, Roger E. Mosley, Rudy Challenger, Marilyn Joi, Christopher Joy, John Lupton, Diane Sommerfield
This is a poor remake of the previous year's "Get Carter," though the acting from the all-Black cast isn't too bad. Tyrone Tackett (Bernie Casey) arrives in L.A. for the funeral of his brother and ends up tracking down those responsible for his death. Slow, with some authentic back-street L.A. atmosphere. Remade again under the original name in 2000.
|The Secret of My Success 1965 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Cast: James Booth, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Honor Blackman, Amy Dalby, Lionel Jeffries, Richard Vernon, David Davenport, Peadar Lamb, Ann Lancaster, Martin Benson, Reginald Beckwith, Nicolau Breyner, Ernest Clark, Bob Harris
Arthur Tate (James Booth) is a local policeman investigating the murder of Violet Lawson's (Stella Stevens) husband when his mother (Amy Dalby) uses information about Violet to get Arthur promoted to inspector. When Arthur begins a love affair with a baroness, Lily (Honor Blackman), his mother again interferes, and her meddling results in Arthur becoming a liaison officer for the president of a South American country. Now, when Arthur becomes involved with revolutionary Maragold Marado (Shirley Jones), his mother gets involved, and Arthur ends up as the country's ruler.
|The Student Teachers 1973 R, 79 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Thriller
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Cast: Susan Damante, Brooke Mills, Brenda Sutton, Nora Heflin, Dick Miller, Chuck Norris, Charles Dierkop, Johnny Ray McGhee, Bob Harris, John Kramer, Richard Doran, James Millhollin, Douglas Anderson, Tom Mohler, Tara Strohmeier
The 60's culture of drugs, sex, and Rock and Roll are depicted in this film on the day-to-day happenings at a high school. A sequel, "Summer School Teachers," followed.
|Truck Turner 1974 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Cast: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase, Nichelle Nichols, Sam Laws, Paul Harris, Charles Cyphers, Scatman Crothers, Dick Miller, John Kramer, Bob Harris, Jac Emil, Stan Shaw, Wendell Tucker
Mack "Truck" Turner (Isaac Hayes), a former football star, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down an evil pimp. Truck kills the pimp in self defense, which incurs the wrath of the pimp's woman (Nichelle Nichols). She hires the ruthless hit man Harvard Blue (Yaphet Kotto) and his gang of killers to exact revenge on Truck. Standard "blaxpoitation" with musical score by–you guessed it–Isaac Hayes.
|1. Hell's Angels '69 (1969)|
2. Hit Man (1972)
3. The Secret of My Success (1965)
4. The Student Teachers (1973)
5. Truck Turner (1974)
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