|2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 G, 139 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Keir Dullea, William Sylvester, Gary Lockwood, Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan, Frank Miller, Bill Weston, Ed Bishop, Alan Gifford, Ann Gillis
The story begins millions of years ago during a crisis on Earth when starving apes, seeking water rights, could only shake their arms at the Others across the stream. Then, one day, a mysterious monolith appeared to probe and direct their brains. Over time, the apes learned that they could change their world through the use of tools, which provided means to obtain food. Skip ahead to the year 2001: apes have evolved into humans, tools into weapons, and Earth is again in crisis. Overpopulation has caused another food shortage, nuclear megatonnage threatens the entire surface of the planet, and, once again, a mysterious monolith has been discovered–this time on the moon. And now, mysterious radio signals from Jupiter are aimed at Earth. A space shuttle is sent to Jupiter to investigate. The genius of this film is the awe it inspires in us as the music sets the tone. Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube," for example, accompanies the docking of the space ship. The pace of both docking and ballet are deliberately slow–a perfect match. While the film does not provide a clear narrative, Arthur C. Clarke's novel does. In this case, reading the book before viewing the movie increases one's understanding. The film received an Oscar for Best Special Effects; three other nominations were received, including Best Director.
|Firecreek 1968 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Vincent McEveety
Cast: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Gary Lockwood, Inger Stevens, Dean Jagger, Ed Begley, Jay C. Flippen, Jack Elam, James Best, John Qualen, Barbara Luna, Jacqueline Scott, Brooke Bundy, Robert Porter, Morgan Woodward
This Western involves a farmer, Johnny Cobb (James Stewart), who is given the honorary title of sheriff. Events shortly go awry when Bob Larkin (Henry Fonda) leads a gang of outlaws into town with his own goal of taking over the town.
|It Happened at the World's Fair 1963 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Musical / Romance / Adventure
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu, H.M. Wynant, Edith Atwater, Guy Raymond, Dorothy Green, Yvonne Craig, Kurt Russell, Kam Tong, Don Brodie, Tom Greenway, Paula Lane, Robert Williams
An adorable little girl, Sue-Lin (Vicky Tiu), is the catalyst for love and romance between Mike Edwards (Elvis Presley) and Diane Warren (Joan O'Brien) while they are both attending the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. Kurt Russell makes his screen debut in a bit part. Songs include "Take Me to the Fair," Cotton Candy Land," and "Beyond the Bend."
|The Magic Sword 1962 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Bert I. Gordon
Cast: Basil Rathbone, Anne Helm, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Liam Sullivan, John Mauldin, Vampira, Angelo Rossitto, Richard Kiel, Leroy Johnson
Wizard Lodac (Basil Rathbone) places spells on Princess Helene (Anne Helm), but a gallant knight, St. George (Gary Lockwood), comes to her rescue.
|Project: Kill 1977 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: William Girdler
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Gary Lockwood, Nancy Kwan, Vic Silayan, Vic Diaz, Galen Thompson, Pamela Parsons, Maurice Downs, Carlos Salazar, Franco Zarrate, Joe Dorsey, Joan McCall
Secret agent Jonathan Trevor (Leslie Nielsen) runs away from it all in the Philippines with hit men on his trail. Jonathan becomes hooked on drugs as ex-partner Frank Lassiter (Gary Lockwood) begins his search for Jonathan. Cheap and weak.
|R.P.M. 1970 R, 97 min.|
Director: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Ann - Margret, Gary Lockwood, Paul Winfield, Graham Jarvis, Alan Hewitt, Ramon Bieri, John McLiam, Don Keefer, Donald Moffat, Norman Burton, John Zaremba, Ines Pedroza, Billy Bowles, Frank Alesia
R.P.M. stands for political revolutions per minute, and F.W.J. "Paco" Perez (Anthony Quinn) is a popular professor who deals with a group of student radicals at a west coast college..
|Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman 1987 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Ray Austin
Cast: Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin Landau, Gary Lockwood, Tom Schanley, Lee Majors II
The stars of two series of the 1970s are reunited to stop a terrorist group. Personal complications also arise as Steve Austin's (Lee Majors) son is in a crash and Steve must decide about bionically "rebuilding" him as he had done with Jaime Sommers (Lindsay Wagner). The hoped-for TV series didn't materialize, but a sequel was made.
|Splendor in the Grass 1961 N/R, 124 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Elia Kazan
Cast: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie, Sean Garrison, Phyllis Diller, Sandy Dennis, Zohra Lampert, Barbara Loden, Gary Lockwood, Fred Stewart, Joanna Roos, John McGovern, Jan Norris, Martine Bartlett
This film marked Warren Beatty's film debut. He plays Bud Stamper whose family is affluent, and Natalie Wood plays Bud's girlfriend Deanie Loomis who has a nervous breakdown following the end of her romance with Bud. Soap? You bet. But there's some good acting, and the setting of the Midwest in the 1920s helps the atmosphere. Natalie Wood was nominated for an Oscar. Remade (for TV) in 1981.
|Star Trek Original Series, Vol. 1 (Episodes 3&10) 1966 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure
Director: James Goldstone, Joe Sargent
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Clint Howard, Gary Lockwood, Sally Kellerman, Paul Fix, Lloyd Haynes, Andrea Dromm, Paul Carr, Anthony D. Call
Two episodes (3 and 10) of the original Star Trek TV series: "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (aired 9/22/1966, stardate 1312.4)-This episode is the first one where Spock felt some human-like emotion and his friendship with Kirk begins. The Enterprise encounters a magnetic storm at the edge of the galaxy which has a large effect on Kirk's best friend. "The Corbomite Maneuver" (aired 11/3/1966, stardate 1512.2)-During a mapping mission in uncharted regions, the Enterprise encounters a glowing, radioactive cube. When it is destroyed (after it affected ship's equipment), a large spaceship with pulsating lights appears–with a captain who wants to destroy the Enterprise. Watch your backside, Kirk!
|They Came to Rob Las Vegas 1968 R, 124 min.|
Director: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi
Cast: Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Palance, Jean Servais, Daniel Martin, Maurizio Arena, Georges Geret, Fabrizio Capucci, Gerard Tichy
Tony (Gary Lockwood) is a blackjack dealer bent on revenge after police kill his friend. His plan is to pull off a robbery by intercepting the delivery of Las Vegas gambling money.
|Wild in the Country 1961 N/R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Philip Dunne
Cast: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, Jason Robards Sr., William Mims, Raymond Greenleaf, Alan Napier, Christina Crawford, Robin Raymond, Pat Buttram, Harry Shannon
Glenn Talbot (Elvis Presley) is a troubled young man who is encouraged by his psychologist, Irene Sperry (Hope Lange), to achieve his goal of becoming a writer. They work together, and, despite becoming the object of gossip in their town, Glenn's future looks great as he heads off to college. Songs include "In My Way," "Lonely Man," "Wild in the Country," and "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell."
|The Wild Pair 1987 R, 88 min.|
Director: Beau Bridges
Cast: Beau Bridges, Bubba Smith, Lloyd Bridges, Gary Lockwood, Raymond St. Jacques, Danny De La Paz, Ellen Geer, Lela Rochon, Creed Bratton, Greg Finley, Angelique De Windt, Randy Boone, Andrew Parks, Phyliss Sherwood, Jack Eiseman
Petty arguments ensue when FBI agent Joe Jennings (Beau Bridges) is forced to team up with Los Angeles detective Benny Avalon (Bubba Smith) to investigate a drug-related murder. The two men have no respect for each other until they uncover a plot to take over the U.S. government, and, now, they work together to save the country.
|1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)|
2. Firecreek (1968)
3. It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)
4. The Magic Sword (1962)
5. Project: Kill (1977)
6. R.P.M. (1970)
7. Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1987)
8. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
9. Star Trek Original Series, Vol. 1 (Episodes 3&10) (1966)
10. They Came to Rob Las Vegas (1968)
11. Wild in the Country (1961)
12. The Wild Pair (1987)
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