|The Getaway 1972 PG, 122 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens, Richard Bright, Roy Jenson, Dub Taylor, Bo Hopkins, Jack Dodson, John Bryson, Bill Hart, Whitney Jones, Tom Runyon
Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen) has been in prison for four years when his wife Carol (Ali McGraw) gets him a parole from dirty politician Jack Benyon (Ben Johnson). The parole comes with the stipulation that Doc does one more robbery for Benyon. Doc joins up with Rudy (Al Lettieri) and Jackson (Bo Hopkins), and they perform the heist, but problems ensue when Rudy plots to keep all of the money. Now, Doc and Carol rush for the Mexican border with the money while Rudy follows closely behind. They encounter each other in El Paso where a shootout is a certainty.
|Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Drama
Director: Jack Clayton
Cast: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano, Vidal Peterson, Shawn Carson, Pam Grier, Angelo Rossitto, Arthur Hill, Richard Davalos, Mary Grace Canfield, Jake Dengel, Jack Dodson, Ellen Geer, James Stacy
This Disney film is based on Ray Bradbury's classic. The story is about a carnival coming to a small American town featuring Mr. Dark (Jonathan Pryce) who causes havoc by fulfilling dreams–for a price of joining his freak show! Among the other Green Town citizens are Will Halloway (Vidal Peterson) and Jim Nightshade (Shawn Carson) who become involved with Mr. Dark, and now they are in trouble when they discover his secret. With help from Dust Witch (Pam Grier), Mr. Dark sets out to track down the boys.
|Thunderbolt and Lightfoot 1974 R, 114 min.|
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Gary Busey, Catherine Bach, Burton Gilliam, Roy Jenson, Dub Taylor, Vic Tayback, Jack Dodson, Gene Elman, Claudia Lennear, Bill McKinney, Gregory Walcott
Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges play partners in crime–Thunderbolt and Lightfoot–who hid the loot in an old school house and now are out to retrieve it. There are two problems: the school building has been torn down and replaced, and their other two partners are out to get the prize for themselves. Bridges is great and he was nominated for an Oscar.
|1. The Getaway (1972)|
2. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
3. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
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