|American Hot Wax 1978 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Floyd Mutrux
Cast: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Jeff Altman, John Lehne, Moosie Drier, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stewart Steinberg, Jack Edward Ellis, Richard Forbes, Stephen Pearlman, Keene Curtis, Pat McNamara
The 1950s and Rock 'n Roll bring out the best and worst in humanity in this biography of Alan Freed (Tim McIntire)–the center of the controversy involved in the "corrupting" new music.
|Bound for Glory 1976 PG, 147 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Hal Ashby
Cast: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, John Lehne, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Randy Quaid, M. Emmet Walsh, Evelyn Russell, Elizabeth Macey, Tani Guthrie, James Jeter, Robert Sorrells, Guthrie Thomas, Wendy Schaal
During the Depression, Woody Guthrie (David Carradine), like many others, rode the trains throughout America. Broke and disillusioned, these people hoped for more out of life. One man, Woody Guthrie, survived and lived to write music for the whole world to enjoy. The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Writing and won for Cinematography and Musical Score.
|Brothers 1977 R, 104 min.|
Director: Arthur Barron
Cast: Bernie Casey, Vonetta McGee, Ron O'Neal, John Lehne, Stu Gilliam, Renny Roker, Owen Pace, Martin St. Judge, Dwan Smith, Ricardo Brown, Sam Nudell, John Shay, John Zaremba, Susan Barrister, Al Turner
Set in the mid-1960s, the love affair of Black-activist Paula Jones (Vonetta McGee) and David Thomas (Bernie Casey) is told in this semi-documentary with racism and injustice as its theme. After being sent to prison for a crime that he did not commit, David corresponds with Paula who gives him the strength he needs to survive his ordeal.
|Carny 1980 R, 106 min.|
Director: Robert Kaylor
Cast: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster, Kenneth McMillan, Elisha Cook Jr., Tim Thomerson, John Lehne, Bert Remsen, Bill McKinney
This semi-documentary is an insightful look at carnival life through the experiences of young Donna (Jodie Foster) who quits her waitress job to join the carnival, which is passing through her town.
|Charlie's Angels 1976 TV, 78 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Cast: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle, David Ogden Stiers, Tommy Lee Jones, Diana Muldaur, Bo Hopkins, John Lehne, John Forsythe, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, Tanya Roberts, Robert Loggia, James Sikking
This was the pilot for what became one of the most popular TV series of the 1970s. In this story, three attractive detectives, the Angels–Sabrina Duncan, Jill Munroe, and Kelly Garrett (Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith)–pursue the murderer of a wealthy vineyard owner.
|Dempsey 1983 TV, 105 min.|
Director: Gus Trikonis
Cast: Treat Williams, Sam Waterston, Victoria Tennant, Sally Kellerman, Peter Mark Richman, Jesse Vint, Robert Harper, John McLiam, Bonnie Bartlett, John Lehne, Michael McManus, Mark L. Taylor
This made-for-TV biography of boxing great Jack Dempsey–the "Manassa Mauler"–stars Treat Williams as Dempsey. The story covers his life from the early teens, through his reign as heavyweight champion, and the trials of his private life as he went through five wives.
|Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 1972 PG, 100 min.|
Director: Paul Newman
Cast: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry, Richard Venture, Will Hare, David Spielberg, John Lehne
An unhappy alcoholic mother, Beatrice (Joanne Woodward), constantly criticizes her daughters, Matilda (Nell Potts) and Ruth (Roberta Wallach). Relief comes in the form of a high-school science experiment with man-in-the-moon marigolds that points the way away from Beatrice's clutches.
|F.I.S.T. 1978 PG, 145 min.|
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle, Melinda Dillon, David Huffman, Tony Lo Bianco, Kevin Conway, Peter Donat, Henry Wilcoxon, Brian Dennehy, Cassie Yates, John Lehne, Richard Herd, Tony Mockus Jr., Ken Kercheval
Organized crime in the Teamsters union is the focus of this story with Sylvester Stallone in the role of union leader Johnny Kovak.
|Family Plot 1976 PG, 120 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane, Cathleen Nesbitt, Katherine Helmond, Ed Lauter, John Lehne, Warren J. Kemmerling, Edith Atwater, William Prince, Nicholas Colasanto, Marge Redmond, Charles Tyner, Alexander Lockwood
In Alfred Hitchcock's last film, the plot involves the search for a lost heir by a phony medium (Barbara Harris) and her cab driver boyfriend (Bruce Dern). Meanwhile, a jeweler and his girl friend (William Devane and Karen Black) are planning a kidnapping in which they will be paid in diamonds. When the couples cross paths, chaos ensues.
|1. American Hot Wax (1978)|
2. Bound for Glory (1976)
3. Brothers (1977)
4. Carny (1980)
5. Charlie's Angels (1976)
6. Dempsey (1983)
7. Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
8. F.I.S.T. (1978)
9. Family Plot (1976)
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