|The Apple Dumpling Gang 1975 G, 104 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Western
Director: Norman Tokar
Cast: Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Slim Pickens, David Wayne, Harry Morgan, John McGiver, Don Knight, Clay O'Brien, Dennis Fimple, Iris Adrian, Brad Savage, Stacy Manning, Fran Ryan
In this Disney film, three spirited children are "inherited" by frontier gambler Russell Donovan (Bill Bixby) who agrees to an in-name-only marriage to Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale (Susan Clark) because he needs help with the children. When the children discover gold worth millions in their late father's mine, they get involved with bumbling bank robbers Theodore Ogelvie and Amos (Don Knotts and Tim Conway) who agree to steal the gold, which is being held in the bank for safe keeping.
|Islands in the Stream 1977 PG, 105 min.|
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland, Susan Tyrrell, Richard Evans, Claire Bloom, Julius Harris, Hart Bochner, Charles Lampkin, Hildy Brooks, Brad Savage, Michael-James Wixted, Jessica Rains, Walter Friedel
Ernest Hemmingway's novel is brought to the screen with George C. Scott in the role of wealthy Thomas Hudson, an artist in self-exile on the island of Bimini in the Bahamas during 1940. World War II is threatening when Thomas' oldest son Tom (Hart Bochner) arrives on the island. Their relationship grows closer, but then Tom leaves to fight for the RAF. Later, Thomas' ex-wife Audrey (Claire Bloom) arrives and tells Thomas that Tom was killed in the war. The news causes Thomas to change his opinions about the war and his lifestyle. He agrees to smuggle Jewish refugees onto his "perfect" island.
|Red Dawn 1984 PG-13, 114 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Director: John Milius
Cast: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Powers Boothe, Ron O'Neal, Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson, Charlie Sheen, Harry Dean Stanton, Jennifer Grey, Darren Dalton, Brad Savage, Doug Toby, Frank McRae, Vladek Sheybal, William Smith
In the mid-1980s, Russians and Cubans are invading the United States, and paratroopers land in a small town in Colorado where they attack a high school. Some of the teenagers escape. They stop at a store to get a truck, weapons, and other supplies and head for the nearby mountains. Now, from their secluded hide-away, the teens stage guerilla operations in an attempt to hold back the invaders. This is the first film ever to receive a PG-13 rating.
|Return from Witch Mountain 1978 G, 93 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director: John Hough
Cast: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Jack Soo, Denver Pyle, Richard Bakalyan, Anthony James, Ward Costello, Christian Juttner, Brad Savage, Stu Gilliam, William Bassett, Pondexter Yothers, Jeffrey Jacquet
In Disney's sequel to "Escape from Witch Mountain," teenagers Tia (Kim Richards) and Tony (Ike Eisenmann) leave Witch Mountain and visit Los Angeles for a vacation. They meet mad scientist Victor (Christopher Lee) who realizes that Tia and Tony have supernatural powers, and he kidnaps Tony with the intent of brainwashing him into helping him and his accomplice Letha (Bette Davis) accomplish their evil deeds. But, Tia uses her telepathic powers to contact Tony, and she and a gang of kids (Christian Juttner, Brad Savage, Pondexter Yothers, and Jeffrey Jacquet) set out to rescue Tony.
|1. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)|
2. Islands in the Stream (1977)
3. Red Dawn (1984)
4. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
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