|The Baby Maker 1970 R, 109 min.|
Director: James Bridges
Cast: Barbara Hershey, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Sam Groom, Scott Glenn, Jeannie Berlin, Lili Valenty, Helena Kallianiotes, Madge Kennedy, Phyllis Coates, Paul Linke, Jeff Siggins, Ray Hemphill, Paul Linke, Bobby Pickett, Geoffrey Horne
The childless Wilcox family–Suzanne (Collin Wilcox-Horne) and Jay (Sam Groom)–convinces a hippie, Tish Gray (Barbara Hershey), to be the surrogate mother for their much-wanted infant. This was filmed BEFORE the idea of surrogate mothers had entered the culture.
|Backtrack 1991 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Comedy
Director: Dennis Hopper
Cast: Jodie Foster, Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price, John Turturro, Joe Pesci, Fred Ward, Julie Adams, Charlie Sheen, Sy Richardson, Tony Sirico, Frank Gio, Helena Kallianiotes, Kevin Bourland, Carl David Burks
Milo (Dennis Hopper) is an assassin hired to kill Anne Benton (Jodie Foster)–who witnessed a Mafia murder. Anne is trailed by the police as well as Milo and heads for Mexico. When Milo finds Anne, he falls in love with her and they take off together.
|Eureka 1984 R, 130 min.|
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Cast: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Jane Lapotaire, Ed Lauter, Mickey Rourke, Joe Pesci, Corin Redgrave, Helena Kallianiotes, Cavan Kendall, Joe Spinell, Frank Pesce, Emrys James
Living 15 years in the Klondike proved prosperous for gold miner Jack McCann (Gene Hackman), and he was able to buy his own Caribbean island. However, his reclusive life on the island spells trouble when his daughter Tracy (Theresa Russell) brings on major problems via the Miami underworld.
|Five Easy Pieces 1970 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Bob Rafelson
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Lois Smith, Susan Anspach, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg, Ralph Waite, Sally Struthers, John P. Ryan, Marlena MacGuire, Richard Stahl, Helena Kallianiotes, Lorna Thayer, William Challee
After an extended separation from his wealthy family, California oil rigger Bobby Eroica Dupea (Jack Nicholson) returns to Puget Sound to visit his ailing father Nicholas (William Challee) with his pregnant girlfriend Rayette (Karen Black) in tow. Bobby cannot stand the atmosphere in his family's upper-class mansion and seduces his uptight brother Carl's (Ralph Waite) fiancee Catherine (Susan Anspach). Now pulled between Rayette and Catherine and his family, Bobby cannot decide which way to go and simply runs away from it all. Several Oscar nominations were received including Best Picture, Actor (Nicholson), and Supporting Actress (Black).
|Kansas City Bomber 1972 PG, 99 min.|
Director: Jerrold Freedman
Cast: Raquel Welch, Kevin McCarthy, Helena Kallianiotes, Norman Alden, Jeanne Cooper, Jodie Foster, William Gray Espy, Richard Lane, Russ Marin, Martine Bartlett, Cornelia Sharpe, Joan Darling, Patti "Moo Moo" Cvin, Stephen Manley, Shelly Novack
Raquel Welch is the highlight of this film that is centered on the tough sport of roller derby. Naive K.C. Carr (Welch) is one of her team's star skaters. When she has an affair with the owner Burt Henry (Kevin McCarthy), jealous teammates–especially Jackie (Helena Kallianiotes)–make life tough for K.C., but she is determined to defend herself.
|Pinocchio 1984 TV, 85 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Peter Medak
Cast: Carl Reiner, Paul Reubens, James Belushi, Lainie Kazan, Vincent Schiavelli, James Coburn, Don Novello, Vito Scotti, Michael Richards, Helena Kallianiotes, Avery Schreiber
The Carlo Collodi story comes to the screen again via TV as part of "Faerie Tale Theater" series. Carl Reiner takes the role of woodcarver Geppetto who dreams of having a son when he creates a wooden puppet, Pinocchio (Paul Reubens). The Blue Fairy (Lainie Kazan) appears on the scene and grants Geppetto's wish by turning Pinocchio into a living marionette. But, Pinocchio must prove himself to be a good boy and must never lie or his nose will grow. Problems lie ahead, but, by story's end, Pinocchio proves that he has a good soul.
|Stay Hungry 1976 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Bob Rafelson
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, R.G. Armstrong, Robert Englund, Helena Kallianiotes, Roger E. Mosley, Scatman Crothers, Woodrow Parfrey, Joe Spinell, Fannie Flagg, Kathleen Miller, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Gilliland, Ed Begley Jr.
Rich, but confused, Craig Blake (Jeff Bridges) tries to buy a fitness center gym. When he meets Mary Tate Farnsworth (Sally Field) and Joe Santo (Arnold Schwarzenegger) at the gym, he finds depth to their lives of working and staying fit. This causes him to leave his wealthy friends behind and finds a new life through physical work. An OK comedy/drama.
|1. The Baby Maker (1970)|
2. Backtrack (1991)
3. Eureka (1984)
4. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
5. Kansas City Bomber (1972)
6. Pinocchio (1984)
7. Stay Hungry (1976)
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