|The Adventures of Nellie Bly 1981 TV, 96 min.|
aka: The Amazing Nellie Bly
Director: Henning Schellerup
Cast: Linda Purl, Gene Barry, Ray Buktenica, J.D. Cannon, John Randolph, Cliff Osmond, Michael Ruud, Fran Ryan, Milton Selzer, Paul Sylvan, Betsy Slade, Elayne Heilveil, Peg Stewart, Betty Barry, Katherine Klekas
Nellie Bly (Linda Purl) is a young woman determined to be a successful investigative reporter. She heads for New York in 1887 where she uncovers stories of corruption and abuse in politics and in the city's asylums. She also investigates and reports on the bad conditions among the poor in the city. Based on a true story.
|An American Dream 1966 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Robert Gist
Cast: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Murray Hamilton, J.D. Cannon, Harold Gould, Warren Stevens, Joe De Santis, George Takei, Stacy Harris, Susan Denberg, Les Crane, Paul Mantee
A wealthy woman is pushed from a tall building by her husband. The ensuing struggles between her husband, father, and the police are the subject of this film.
|Beyond Witch Mountain 1982 TV, 60 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Director: Robert Day
Cast: Eddie Albert, Tracey Gold, Andy Freeman, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., J.D. Cannon, Noah Beery Jr., Stephanie Blackmore, Peter Hobbs, James Luisi, William Bassett, Eric Aved, Gene Dynarski, Hettie Lynne Hurtes, Kirk Cameron, Lola Mason
In this third installment of the "Witch Mountain" movies, those alien kids Tia and Tony (Tracey Gold and Andy Freeman) are on Earth helping their Uncle Ben (Noah Beery Jr.) search for his grandson, Gregory (Eric Aved). Their old friend Jason (Eddie Albert) once again comes to their aid, but then Jason is kidnapped by their nemesis from the past, billionaire Aristotle (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.), who wants to use Tia and Tony's telepathic powers to control the world. Tia and Tony rescue Jason, and, together, they race to find Gregory with Aristotle in hot pursuit.
|Cool Hand Luke 1967 N/R, 129 min.|
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Cast: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Lou Antonio, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Drivas, Clifton James, Morgan Woodward, Dennis Hopper, Luke Askew, Marc Cavell, Richard Davalos, Robert Donner, Harry Dean Stanton
Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Paul Newman), a prisoner on a chain gang, refuses to crack under pressure as is shown in a fight with fellow inmate Dragline (George Kennedy) when Luke is beaten badly but still refuses to give up. His rebellious attitude earns him his "Cool Hand Luke" title. But, problems arise for Luke when he realizes that he must now live up to the expectations that other prisoners have for him. Kennedy won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in this film, and Newman was nominated for Best Actor. Policeman: "What we've got here is failure to communicate."
|Death Wish II 1982 R, 91 min.|
Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon, Anthony Franciosa, Robert F. Lyons, Ben Frank, Robin Sherwood, Laurence Fishburne
Charles Bronson is back as the urban vigilante; this time his daughter has been killed, and he hits the streets again. His lovely, real-life wife, the late Jill Ireland, plays the woman he loves. A disappointing sequel.
|Heaven with a Gun 1969 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Lee H. Katzin
Cast: Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Barbara Hershey, John Anderson, David Carradine, J.D. Cannon, Noah Beery Jr., William Bryant, Virginia Gregg, Al Wyatt
Jim Killian (Glenn Ford) is an ex-gunslinger, who is now a preacher, but the 1870s war between sheepherders and cattlemen interrupts his plans to stay away from weapons.
|Krakatoa, East of Java 1969 G, 130 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure
Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Cast: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, John Leyton, Sal Mineo, J.D. Cannon, Rossano Brazzi, Marc Lawrence, Jacqui Chan, Geoffrey Holder, Niall MacGinnis, Robert Hall, Victoria Young, Midori Arimoto
In 1883, the volcanic island of Krakatoa exploded, sending shock waves several times around the Earth and causing thousands of deaths from fires and tidal waves. This action film uses the explosion as a background for its story of a ship that heads to the island in search of sunken treasure with an assorted collection of people on board, including criminals being taken to prison. Excellent special effects help make this film entertaining. Re-released with a new name, perhaps due to the fact that Krakatoa is west of Java rather than east.
|Lawman 1971 PG, 98 min.|
Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Sheree North, Joseph Wiseman, Robert Duvall, Albert Salmi, J.D. Cannon, John McGiver, Richard Jordan, Ralph Waite, John Beck, William Watson, Walter Brooke, Charles Tyner
After a drunken spree in Sabbath, during which an old man is accidentally killed, Bannock Marshal Jared Maddox (Burt Lancaster) sets out to arrest those responsible but finds the town against him. The town is run by land baron Vincent Bronson (Lee J. Cobb), and he does not want to punish those responsible. Despite the fact that the town of Sabbath's Marshal Cotton Ryan (Robert Ryan) does not agree, Maddox is not willing to compromise, and a major confrontation lies ahead.
|A Memory of Two Mondays 1974 TV, 88 min.|
Director: Paul Bogart
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Jack Warden, Jerry Stiller, Dick Van Patten, Estelle Parsons, Tony Lo Bianco, Earl Hindman, George Grizzard, J.D. Cannon, Barnard Hughes
Arthur Miller's play is brought to the screen via this made-for-TV film and follows the lives of workers in a warehouse over a period of years during the 1930s' Depression.
|Raise the Titanic 1980 PG-13, 112 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Thriller / Action
Director: Jerry Jameson
Cast: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer, Alec Guinness, J.D. Cannon, M. Emmet Walsh, Bo Brundin, Norman Bartold, Elya Baskin, Dirk Blocker, Robert Broyles, Paul Carr, Michael C. Gwynne, Harvey Lewis
Salvage efforts are underway to raise the ill-fated luxury liner and retrieve its sunken treasures.
|Scorpio 1973 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt, J.D. Cannon, Joanne Linville, James Sikking, Mel Stewart, Vladek Sheybal, Mary Maude, Jack Colvin, Burke Byrnes, William Smithers, Shmuel Rodensky
The daring world of espionage is the setting for this film about CIA agent Cross (Burt Lancaster) who hires assassin Jean Laurier (Alain Delon) to kill an Arab terrorist. What Cross does not know is that Laurier was ordered by his superior McLeod (John Colicos) to kill Cross also. When Cross catches on, he flees to Austria and meets up with KGB official Zharkov (Paul Scofield) who helps him disappear. But, when Cross learns that McLeod has murdered Cross' wife, Sarah (Joanne Linville), he returns to the U.S. for a bloody confrontation.
|Street Justice 1989 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Cast: Michael Ontkean, Joanna Kerns, Catherine Bach, J.D. Cannon, Jeanette Nolan, Richard Cox, William Windom, Sandee Currie, David B. Nichols, Alan Scarfe, Carolyn Dunn, Albert Schultz, Frank Moore, Neil Munro, Louie Elias
A CIA agent, thought to be dead from a CIA-instigated crash while bringing a Soviet scientist to freedom, turns up after having escaped from a Russian prison. He then escapes from the CIA and heads to his hometown in New Jersey to search for his family. Finding that his wife has remarried, he proceeds to clean up the corrupt city from a ruthless family to protect his own family. Meanwhile, the CIA and corrupt family are after him. Yuk.
|1. The Adventures of Nellie Bly (1981)|
aka: The Amazing Nellie Bly
2. An American Dream (1966)
3. Beyond Witch Mountain (1982)
4. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
5. Death Wish II (1982)
6. Heaven with a Gun (1969)
7. Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)
8. Lawman (1971)
9. A Memory of Two Mondays (1974)
10. Raise the Titanic (1980)
11. Scorpio (1973)
12. Street Justice (1989)
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