|The Death Collector 1976 R, 85 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
aka: Family Enforcer
Director: Ralph De Vito
Cast: Joseph Cortese, Lou Criscuolo, Joe Pesci, Anne Johns, Keith Davis, Bobby Alto, Frank Vincent, Jack Ramage, Tony Munafo, Bob D'Andrea, Victoria Hale, Frank Ammirati, Gino Gennaro, Floyd Levine, Sal La Pera
Jerry Bolante (Joseph Cortese) is a street kid living in the New Jersey slums who falls in with gangsters led by Anthony Ladavia (Lou Criscuolo). When the cash Jerry steals with help from Serge (Bobby Alto) and Joe Cavallo (Joe Pesci) doesn't make it back to Ladavia, Jerry learns that it's hard to get out when he's in over his head. This is an early Pesci film.
|Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 PG, 104 min.|
Director: Robert Benton
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, Justin Henry, George Coe, JoBeth Williams, Howland Chamberlin, Joe Seneca, Jack Ramage, Bill Moor, Jess Osuna, Nicholas Hormann, Ellen Parker, Carol Nadell
This is the story of father Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) and son Billy (Justin Henry) who are forced to go it on their own after their wife and mother Joanna (Meryl Streep) walks out on them. Ted does learn how to care for Billy and places Billy over other priorities–Ted even loses his much loved job in order to make time for Billy. Now, Joanna returns planning to take custody of Billy, but Ted refuses to give him up, and a custody battle ensues. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), and Writing.
|Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 PG, 101 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Paul Sorvino, Anne Ditchburn, Nicolas Coster, Anita Dangler, Hector Mercado, Jack Ramage, Thaao Penghlis, Linda Selman, Adam G., Tara Mitton, Dick Carballo, Brenda Starr, Daniel Faraldo, Michael Gorrin, Matt Russo
A gruff newspaper columnist, Lou Friedlander (Paul Sorvino), falls for struggling ballerina Sarah Gantz (Anne Ditchburn) who has been told that her dancing days will end before they really begin.
|1. The Death Collector (1976)|
aka: Family Enforcer
2. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
3. Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)
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