|The Blue and the Gray 1982 TV, 400 min.|
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Cast: Stacy Keach, John Hammond, Gregory Peck, Julia Duffy, Lloyd Bridges, Rory Calhoun, Colleen Dewhurst, Duncan Regehr, Rip Torn, Robert Vaughn, Warren Oates, Geraldine Page, Sterling Hayden, Paul Winfield, Bruce Abbott
Based on Bruce Catton's Civil War novel, this TV miniseries presents the Civil War through the eyes of a Union officer (Stacy Keach) and a correspondent (John Hammond) and through the trials of a family affected by the war. Hollywood stars abound.
|Cross Creek 1983 PG, 120 min.|
Director: Martin Ritt
Cast: Mary Steenburgen, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodard, Joanna Miles, Ike Eisenmann, Jay O. Sanders, Malcolm McDowell, Cary Guffey, Toni Hudson, Bo Rucker, John Hammond, Tommy Alford, C.T. Wakefield
The Florida backwoods home of "The Yearling" author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Mary Steenburgen) and her life prior to publishing her first novel are the basis for this story. Rawlings leaves her husband and moves to a Florida orange grove where she begins life anew hoping to find needed peace to write her story. Among her new-found friends are her servant Geechee (Alfre Woodard), her lover Norton (Peter Coyote), and father and daughter Marsh and Ellie Turner (Rip Torn and Dana Hill)–all of whom give her the inspiration to write her novel. The film received four Academy Award nominations including Torn for Best Supporting Actor and Woodard for Best Supporting Actress.
|Do You Know the Muffin Man? 1989 TV, 97 min.|
Director: Gilbert Cates
Cast: Pam Dawber, John Shea, Stephen Dorff, Brian Bonsall, Matthew Laurance, Anthony Geary, Georgann Johnson, Graham Jarvis, Bruce Fairbaim, William Prince, John Hammond, Janet Eilber
Police officer Roger Dollison (John Shea) and wife Kendra (Pam Dawber) are living the good life in a nice neighborhood with their two children Teddy (Brian Bonsall) and Sandy (Stephen Dorff). Their lives change when the children at Teddy's daycare center report that they have been abused at the center. Roger and Kendra hire a lawyer, which leads to courtroom conflicts in which the children must be coaxed into testifying, and the neighborhood is divided over the guilt or innocence of the center's owners.
|1. The Blue and the Gray (1982)|
2. Cross Creek (1983)
3. Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
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