|Electric Dreams 1984 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Steve Barron
Cast: Lenny von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort, Don Fellows, Alan Polonsky, Wendy Miller, Harry Rabinowitz, Miriam Margolyes, Holly De Jong
Miles (Lenny von Dohlen) purchases a computer (Bud Cort) that begins to express emotions after an exposure to spilled champagne. This poses no big problem–until the computer and Miles both fall in love with the beautiful Madeline.
|Monsignor Quixote 1987 TV, 118 min.|
Director: Rodney Bennett
Cast: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Growden, Maurice Denham, Philip Stone, Rosalie Crutchley, Valentine Pelka, Don Fellows, Gareth Kirkland
This film, based on Graham Greene's novel, is about an unassuming Spanish priest (Alec Guinness) who is appointed a monsignor. The new monsignor is a descendent of Don Quixote, and he–along with a politician (Leo McKern)–retraces the adventures of the infamous knight.
|Patlabor 1: The Movie 1990 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Animation / Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
aka: Patlabor: The Mobile Police
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Cast: David Jarvis, Briony Glassco, Peter Marinker, Sharon Holm, Edward Glen, William Roberts, Blair Fairman, Mac McDougall, Martin McDougall, Don Fellows
In this, the first of a Japanese animated series, giant Labor robots working on a massive reclamation project go on a rampage, and police investigators are assigned to find out what is going on. It seems that the software programmed into thousands of robots worldwide contain a virus that is about to cause major problems. But the genius who programmed the robots committed suicide, and the race is on to prevent the catastrophe. Excellent animation.
|Pretty Poison 1968 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Noel Black
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland, John Randolph, Dick O'Neill, Clarice Blackburn, Joseph Bova, Ken Kercheval, Don Fellows, Parker Fennelly
Mentally unstable Dennis (Anthony Perkins) has recently been released from prison after having burned down a house–with his aunt in it. He gets a job in a small town and meets perky, high-school student Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld). To impress Sue Ann, he tells her that he is a government agent. Sue Ann, who isn't what she appears to be, teams up with him in order to execute her own agenda. She starts by shooting her mother. Good performance by Tuesday Weld.
|Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 PG, 115 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Lacey, Wolf Kahler, John Rhys-Davies, Paul Freeman, Anthony Higgins, Alfred Molina, Tutte Lemkow, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) battles the Nazis in an attempt to be the first to reach the lost ark containing the remains of the Ten Commandments. Indy suffers a host of adventures during the transformation from his quiet job as college professor to mercenary in South America. This was the first of three Indiana Jones films. In all, four Oscars were awarded for this film, including Best Special Effects; five other nominations included Best Picture and Director.
|Reunion at Fairborough 1985 TV, 110 min.|
Director: Herbert Wise
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Red Buttons, Judi Trott, Barry Morse, Ed Devereaux, Don Fellows, Helen Horton, Shane Rimmer
American ex-flyer Carl Hostrup (Robert Mitchum) travels to England for a reunion with his wartime bombing squadron. The real reunion occurs with Sally Wells Grant (Deborah Kerr), a local whom he had seduced and left behind during the war, 40 years before. She greets him with the news that he's a father and grandfather. The two stars are together for the fourth time and the film is ok, but as good as their previous films.
|The Spikes Gang 1974 PG, 96 min.|
Director: Richard Fleischer
Cast: Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Arthur Hunnicutt, Noah Beery Jr., Marc Smith, Don Fellows, Elliott Sullivan, Robert Beatty, Bert Conway, Ralph Brown, Bill Curran, David Thomson, Ricardo Palacios
Garry Spikes (Lee Marvin) is a veteran gunman who is wounded, and runaway boys–Les Richter (Ron Howard) and Will Young (Gary Grimes)–nurse him back to health. They love hearing Spikes tell about his past adventures, and Spikes encourages them to form an outlaw gang with him as their leader. Les and Will enter the world of bank robberies with Spikes, but then Spikes double-crosses them and hunts them as a bounty hunter. When Will decides to settle the score and get revenge, mayhem is certain to follow.
|Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
aka: Superman 4
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Mariel Hemingway, Jon Cryer, Marc McClure, Sam Wanamaker, Jim Broadbent, William Hootkins, Mark Pillow, Damian McLawhorn, Stanley Lebor, Don Fellows, Robert Beatty
Superman (Christopher Reeve) has a quest for world peace. To that end, he addresses the United Nations to announce that he will rid the world of all nuclear weapons. At the same time, the evil Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) has made a clone of Superman, and the clone is ruining Superman's reputation.
|Valentino 1977 R, 132 min.|
Director: Ken Russell
Cast: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane, Felicity Kendal, Seymour Cassel, Peter Vaughan, Huntz Hall, David de Keyser, Alfred Marks, Anton Diffring, Jennie Linden, William Hootkins, Bill McKinney, Don Fellows
This biopic of famous sex idol Rudolph Valentino's (Rudolf Nureyev) life begins with his funeral, and then the story is told through flashbacks. Valentino started out as a dishwasher, then found employment as a dancer, and quickly rose to stardom. Along the way, Valentino serves time in prison before finding work in films. Valentino died in 1926 after a short life during which he became a national celebrity.
|1. Electric Dreams (1984)|
2. Monsignor Quixote (1987)
3. Patlabor 1: The Movie (1990)
aka: Patlabor: The Mobile Police
aka: Patlabor 1
4. Pretty Poison (1968)
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
6. Reunion at Fairborough (1985)
7. The Spikes Gang (1974)
8. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
aka: Superman 4
9. Valentino (1977)
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