|The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang 1979 TV, 145 min.|
Director: Dan Curtis
Cast: Cliff Potts, Randy Quaid, Larry Wilcox, Don Collier, Sharon Farrell, Matt Clark, Royal Dano, Julie Hill, John Karlen, Bo Hopkins, Mills Watson, Jack Palance
This made-for-TV film provides the wild semi-biographical account of the Dalton brothers as they form their gang and proceed to become train robbers, bank robbers, and horse thieves. It all leads up to their final robbery: the raid on Coffeyville, Kansas. Plenty of cameo appearances.
|Little Women 1978 TV, 200 min.|
Director: David Lowell Rich
Cast: Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey, Ann Dusenberry, Greer Garson, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Plumb, William Shatner, Robert Young, Cliff Potts, John de Lancie, Richard Gilliland, William Schallert, Virginia Gregg, Joyce Bulifant, Carlene Watkins
This is a good TV adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's famous novel about the four March sisters–Meg (Meredith Baxter), Jo (Susan Dey), Amy (Ann Dusenberry), and Beth (Eve Plumb)–growing up in the Civil War era. Dorothy McGuire and Greer Garson are particularly good in their roles as Marmee and Aunt Katherine March.
|Nevada Smith 1975 TV, 78 min.|
Director: Gordon Douglas
Cast: Lorne Greene, Cliff Potts, Adam West, Warren Vanders, Jorge Luke, Jerry Gatlin, Erik Cord, John McKee, Roger Cudney, Alan George, Lorraine Chanel
Explosives must be transported across the Utah territory, and Jonas Cord (Lorne Greene) is called upon for the mission. He joins forces with his former student Indian half-breed Nevada Smith (Cliff Potts) who is now an accomplished gunslinger. They had not seen each other for years, but, together, they set out to get the job done.
|Sahara 1983 PG, 111 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Cast: Brooke Shields, John Mills, Lambert Wilson, Steve Forrest, Horst Buchholz, John Rhys-Davies, Perry Lang, Ronald Lacey, Cliff Potts, Ya'ackov Ben-Sira, John Mills, Tuvia Tavi, Terrence Hardiman, Shahar Cohen, Zehava Twena
A young heiress (Brooke Shields) promises her dying father that she will drive his newly designed car in the 1927 endurance race (the world's most treacherous auto race) across the Sahara Desert. While crossing the desert, she is captured and falls in love with an Arab Sheik (Lambert Wilson). A terrible take-off on "The Perils of Pauline."
|Silent Running 1971 G, 89 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Drama / Adventure
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Cast: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint, Mark Persons, Steve Brown, Cheryl Sparks, Joseph Campanella, Roy Engel, Larry Whisenhunt
Special effects are worth the price of admission for this film in which Bruce Dern plays Freeman Lowell, the leader of a group of space scientists, whose spaceship is the greenhouse supply for Earth's last vegetation. When Lowell is ordered to destroy the greenhouse, he tries to get his colleagues to help him save the green house, but they refuse. Now, Lowell believes that he has no other choice than to kill them. Joan Baez sings the environmental songs.
|Sometimes a Great Notion 1970 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure
aka: Never Give an Inch
Director: Paul Newman
Cast: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin, Richard Jaeckel, Cliff Potts, Linda Lawson, Joe Maross, Lee de Broux, Roy Poole, Sam Gilman, Jim Burk, Roy Jenson, Charles Tyner
An Oregon logging family, the Stampers, suffer personal tragedy through the accidental deaths of two members while refusing to go along with a labor strike. Richard Jaeckel was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Joe Ben Stamper. The drowning scene in which Joe Ben dies is a movie highlight.
|1. The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (1979)|
2. Little Women (1978)
3. Nevada Smith (1975)
4. Sahara (1983)
5. Silent Running (1971)
6. Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
aka: Never Give an Inch
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