|Breathless 1983 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Romance / Thriller
Director: Jim McBride
Cast: Richard Gere, William Tepper, Valerie Kaprisky, John P. Ryan, Garry Goodrow, Art Metrano, James Hong, Lisa Jane Persky, Robert Dunn, Eugene Lourie, Waldemar Kalinowski, Jack Leustig, Georg Olden, Miguel Pinero, Henry G. Sanders
Jesse Lujack (Richard Gere) is a car thief who has murdered a police officer and heads from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in his stolen Porsche. Along with Jesse is the girl he loves, French college student Monica (Valerie Kaprisky), and the trip proves to be his undoing as violence escalates along the way while Jesse tries to outrun his past.
|Dirty Dancing 1987 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Emile Ardolino
Cast: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, Kelly Bishop, Wayne Knight, Paula Trueman, Garry Goodrow, Lonny Price, Max Cantor, Neal Jones, Alvin Myerovich, Miranda Garrison
Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a teenager on family vacation in the Catskills. She meets dancers Johnny and Penny (Patrick Swayze and Cynthia Rhodes) and, through them, learns about dancing, love, and honest principles. An Oscar was received for Best Song, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."
|Escape from Alcatraz 1979 PG, 112 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, Fred Stuthman, Garry Goodrow, Danny Glover, Bruce M. Fischer, Frank Ronzio, David Cryer, Madison Arnold, Blair Burrows
Alcatraz was supposedly escape-proof, or so it was thought, until 1962 when three prisoners–Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) and the Anglin brothers Clarence and John (Jack Thibeau and Fred Ward)–actually swam away into San Francisco Bay. This is a good prison film, and Clint Eastwood does a great job.
|Hard to Hold 1984 PG, 93 min.|
Director: Larry Peerce
Cast: Rick Springfield, Janet Eilber, Patti Hansen, Albert Salmi, Gregory Itzin, Peter Van Norden, Bill Mumy, Garry Goodrow, Tracy Brooks Swope, Monique Gabrielle
Rick Springfield's rock music makes this film worthwhile, but don't count on much in the way of plot, dialogue, or acting.
|Hero at Large 1980 PG, 98 min.|
Director: Martin Davidson
Cast: John Ritter, Anne Archer, Bert Convy, Kevin McCarthy, Harry Bellaver, Anita Dangler, Allan Rich, Kenneth Tobey, Kevin Bacon, Garry Goodrow
An out-of-work actor (John Ritter) takes on the persona of action hero "Captain Avenger" and meets resistance from local politicians in this silly comedy.
|Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 PG, 115 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Robert Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Kevin McCarthy, Art Hindle, Lelia Goldoni, Don Siegel, Tom Luddy, Stan Ritchie, David Fisher, Tom Dahlgren, Garry Goodrow
This version of the 1956 movie takes place in San Francisco where more mysterious seeds from outer space are destroying the citizens. When the flowers from those seeds make a webbing while the victims sleep, they take over their human forms. Although they now look human, they are really emotionless creatures controlled by aliens that want to run the world. Biologist Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) notices that her boyfriend Geoffrey (Art Hindle) doesn't appear normal and consults with psychiatrist Dr. Kibner (Leonard Nimoy) who tells her that she is imagining things. Finally Elizabeth, her co-worker Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland), and friends Jack and Nancy Bellicec (Jeff Goldblum and Veronica Cartwright) join forces and set out to uncover the facts about what is happening in their world.
|The King of Marvin Gardens 1972 R, 103 min.|
Director: Bob Rafelson
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Julia Anne Robinson, Scatman Crothers, John P. Ryan, Sully Boyar, Josh Mostel, Garry Goodrow, Arnold Williams, Charles LaVine, William Pabst, Imogene Bliss, Ann Thomas, Tom Overton
David (Jack Nicholson) is a Philadelphia radio talk show host who travels home to Atlantic City at the request of his brother Jason (Bruce Dern) who tells David about his scheme to make easy money in an Atlantic City swindle. David is planning to open a resort on a Hawaiian island and is including his friend Sally (Ellen Burstyn) and her stepdaughter Jessica (Julia Anne Robinson) in his plans. David goes along with the scheme, and a tragic lesson will be learned when the plans fail.
|The Longshot 1986 PG-13, 89 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action
Director: Paul Bartel
Cast: Tim Conway, Jack Weston, Harvey Korman, Ted Wass, Brad Trumbull, Pat Li, Garry Goodrow, Dave Johnson, Dick Enberg, Anne Meara, Frank Bonner, Benny Baker, Yvonne Del Walker, Ernie Anderson, Jinaki
Four losers (Tim Conway, Jack Weston, Harvey Korman, and Ted Wass) have no lives–except making small bets on the horses. Then comes their big break: a sure long-shot winner. But, they must come up with the money, which they get from a loanshark. Of course the horse loses, and they are in REAL trouble.
|Loose Shoes 1980 R, 74 min.|
aka: Coming Attractions
Director: Ira Miller
Cast: Bill Murray, Howard Hesseman, David Landesberg, Ed Lauter, Susan Tyrrell, Avery Schreiber, Jaye P. Morgan, Buddy Hackett, Ira Miller, Garry Goodrow
Assorted selections presenting previews of coming attractions are the basis for this satire on B movies. This film marks the film debut of Bill Murray.
|Night Gallery 1969 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Steven Spielberg, Boris Sagal, Barry Shear
Cast: Roddy McDowall, Ossie Davis, Joan Crawford, Sam Jaffe, Barry Sullivan, George Macready, Richard Kiley, Tom Bosley, Norma Crane, Barry Atwater, George Murdock, Byron Morrow, Garry Goodrow, Shannon Farnon
In this three-story anthology, the offering "Eyes" is Steven Spielberg's directorial debut. It features Joan Crawford as a blind woman who dreams of seeing. Other stories, "The Cemetery" and "Escape Route" were directed by Boris Sagal and Barry Shear.
|Once Around 1991 R, 114 min.|
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Danny Aiello, Laura San Giacomo, Gena Rowlands, Griffin Dunne, Roxanne Hart, Garry Goodrow, Danton Stone, Tim Guinee
Bostonian Renata Bella (Holly Hunter) finds love with obnoxious millionaire Sam Sharpe (Richard Dreyfuss) who does NOT fit her family's image of "family member."
|Quick Change 1990 R, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray
Cast: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Jack Gilpin, Phil Hartman, Stanley Tucci, Bob Elliott, Bill Raymond, Victor Argo, Tony Shalhoub, Garry Goodrow, Dale Grand, Kimberleigh Aarn, Ron Ryan
Grimm, Phyllis, and Loomis (Bill Murray, Geena Davis, and Randy Quaid) find that robbing a bank is relatively easy compared to the getaway. This movie, adapted from the 1981 novel by Jay Cronley, is a fast-paced, humorous film that has one wondering what will go wrong next.
|Slither 1973 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Howard Zieff
Cast: James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman, Louise Lasser, Allen Garfield, Richard B. Shull, Alex Rocco, Garry Goodrow, Len Lesser, Virginia Sale, Stuart Nisbet, James Josiph, Wayne Storm, Alex Henteloff, Moira Sher
An assorted group of offbeat characters search for lost treasure of embezzled money in California. As they search, they are trailed by bad guys who want the money for themselves. Fun viewing.
|Steelyard Blues 1973 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: The Final Crash
Director: Alan Myerson
Cast: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Peter Boyle, Garry Goodrow, Howard Hesseman, John Savage, Richard Schaal, Mel Stewart, Nancy Fish, Larry Hankin, Morgan Upton, Dan Barrows, Roger Bowen, Lynette Bernay, Edward Greenberg
Iris (Jane Fonda), Veldini (Donald Sutherland), and Eagle (Peter Boyle) are determined to restore an antiquated Navy plane in order to escape to a place of freedom. But, the plane is about to be scrapped, so they must raid the Navy's spare parts locker to find necessary parts.
|Summertree 1971 PG, 89 min.|
Director: Anthony Newley
Cast: Michael Douglas, Jack Warden, Brenda Vaccaro, Barbara Bel Geddes, Rob Reiner, Kirk Callaway, Bill Vint, Jeff Siggins, Garry Goodrow, William Smith, Dennis Fimple, June Fairchild, Richard Stahl, Teri Garr
Poor Jerry–he drops out of college, finds himself selected by the Draft, and decides to flee to Canada. Kirk Douglas produced this so-so film.
|The Sure Thing 1985 PG-13, 94 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Romance
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Viveca Lindfors, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines, Lisa Jane Persky, Tim Robbins, Nicollette Sheridan, George Memmoli, Garry Goodrow, Marcia Christie, Robert Anthony Marcucci, Sarah Buxton, John Putch, Frantz Turner
An unlikely couple–Walter and Alison (John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga)–is forced to get acquainted when they share a ride on their way to California. He is on his way to meet his "sure thing" and she to meet her boyfriend. Cusack and Zuniga bring a lot to their characters and allow this movie to be a winner.
|1. Breathless (1983)|
2. Cardiac Arrest (1980)
3. Dirty Dancing (1987)
4. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
5. Hard to Hold (1984)
6. Hero at Large (1980)
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
8. The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
9. The Longshot (1986)
10. Loose Shoes (1980)
aka: Coming Attractions
11. Night Gallery (1969)
12. Once Around (1991)
13. Quick Change (1990)
14. Slither (1973)
15. Steelyard Blues (1973)
aka: The Final Crash
16. Summertree (1971)
17. The Sure Thing (1985)
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