|The Best of Times 1986 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Cast: Kurt Russell, Robin Williams, Pamela Reed, Holly Palance, Donald Moffat, Margaret Whitton, M. Emmet Walsh, Donovan Scott, R.G. Armstrong, Dub Taylor, Carl Ballantine, Kathleen Freeman, Tony Plana, Kirk Cameron, Robyn Lively
John Dundee (Robin Williams) and Reno Hightower (Kurt Russell) try to overcome their past failings by reliving a missed pass at their Taft high-school football game in which their team lost to Bakersfield. Their solution is to replay the game–if they can convince others that the idea will work.
|Police Academy 1984 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Hugh Wilson
Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey, Donovan Scott, George Gaynes, David Graf, Marion Ramsey, Michael Winslow, Ted Ross, Andrew Rubin, Leslie Easterbrook, Debralee Scott, Bruce Mahler, Scott Thompson
In this first entry in the series of satires on police academies, the police academy rids itself of restrictive qualifications and opens its doors to all who apply. Among the misifits and losers who soon enroll are Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), Karen Thompson (Kim Cattrall), Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow), and Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith). Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes) and his assistant Lieutenant Harris (G.W. Bailey) are not happy with the situation, but the recruits do try, in their own unique ways, to succeed at the academy.
|Popeye 1980 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Wesley Ivan Hurt, Richard Libertini, Linda Hunt, Donald Moffat, MacIntyre Dixon, Roberta Maxwell, Donovan Scott, Allan F. Nicholls, Bill Irwin, Robert Fortier
This financially less-than-successful rendition of the cartoon character who is "strong to the finish because he eats his spinach" is still OK, but slow, fare as Robin Williams plays the "human" version of Popeye the sailorman, and Shelley Duvall plays the light of his life, Olive Oyl. Popeye and Olive Oyl get together, and Popeye adopts Swee'pea (Wesley Ivan Hurt), but problems lie ahead with Bluto (Paul L. Smith).
|Psycho III 1986 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Comedy
Director: Anthony Perkins
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell, Hugh Gillin, Lee Garlington, Robert Alan Browne, Gary Bayer, Patience Cleveland, Juliette Cummins, Steve Guevara, Kay Heberle, Donovan Scott, Karen Hensel, Jack Murdock
A would-be suicide Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid) is a former nun who has fallen from grace. She hitches a ride through the desert with musician Duane Duke (Jeff Fahey). As would have it, they check into the Bates Motel–still run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins)–where many people do not make it out alive. But, there is a new twist to this sequel when Norman falls in love with Maureen.
|Sheena 1984 PG, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: John Guillermin
Cast: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Trevor Thomas, Elizabeth Of Toro, France Zobda, Clifton Jones, John Forgeham, Errol John, Sylvester Williams, Bob Sherman, Nancy Paul, Kathryn Gant, Michael Shannon, Kirsty Lindsay
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, steps out of the pages of comic books and onto the silver screen in this adventure starring Tanya Roberts in the title role. As an orphan, Sheena (Kirsty Lindsay) had been raised by an African tribe. An adult Sheena (now played by Roberts) helps newsmen Fletcher (Donovan Scott) and Vic Casey (Ted Wass) do a story on football player Prince Otawani (Trevor Thomas). When Sheena discovers that the Prince is conspiring to kill the king and then exploit Zambouli's titanium-rich land, she gets help from Vic and Fletcher to save the kingdom.
|Zorro, the Gay Blade 1981 PG, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Western / Romance
Director: Peter Medak
Cast: George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Ron Leibman, James Booth, Clive Revill, Donovan Scott, Carolyn Semour, Eduardo Noriega, Jorge Russek, Carlos Bravo y Fernandez, Roberto Dumont, Eduardo Alcaraz, Jorge Bolio, Helen Burns
In Mexico during the 1840s, Don Diego Vega (George Hamilton) takes on his deceded father's old mission of protecting the poor "pipples" of old California in this satire on the original "Zorro." When Don Diego sprains his ankle and cannot carry out his plans, his long-lost twin brother, Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth, who happens to be gay (also played by Hamilton), appears on the scene, and Don Diego hands him the mask and sword, and he takes on the role of Zorro.
|1. The Best of Times (1986)|
2. Police Academy (1984)
3. Popeye (1980)
4. Psycho III (1986)
5. Sheena (1984)
6. Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981)
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