|Fade to Black 1980 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Vernon Zimmerman
Cast: Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Linda Kerridge, Morgan Paull, Mickey Rourke, Peter Horton, Norman Burton, James Luisi, Eve Brent, John Steadman, Marcie Barkin, Hennen Chambers, Melinda O. Fee, Anita Converse
Lonely and bullied Eric Binford (Dennis Christopher) lives with his domineering Aunt Stella (Eve Brent) and spends most of his time watching movies. After Marilyn Monroe look-alike Marilyn O'Connor (Linda Kerridge) turns him down, Eric loses his sanity. Now, Eric dresses up like movie characters Dracula, The Mummy, Hopalong Cassidy, and Norman Bates, acts out scenes from their films, and seeks revenge against those he believes are his enemies.
|The Hills Have Eyes 1977 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Virginia Vincent, Dee Wallace, Martin Speer, Russ Grieve, John Steadman, James Whitworth, Lance Gordon, Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Cordy Clark, Peter Locke, Brenda Marinoff
Horrible things happen when a middle-class family–the Carters–drive their mobile home through the desert on their way to California. A breakdown of their vehicle, caused when Air Force jets fly over, leaves them stranded in the territory of desert cannibals who find the Carter baby a likely item for their first dinner menu.
|Killing Affair 1977 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
aka: Behind the Badge
Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery, O.J. Simpson, Rosalind Cash, Dean Stockwell, Dolph Sweet, Todd Bridges, John P. Ryan, Priscilla Pointer, John Mahon, Charles Robinson, Fred Stuthman, John Steadman, Allan Rich, Michael Durrell, Stephen Parr
In this made-for-TV cop movie, detectives Woody York (O.J. Simpson) and Vikki Eaton (Elizabeth Montgomery) are sent on an investigation. Woody is married to Beverly (Rosalind Cash), and when he and Vikki begin an interracial love affair, their lives and the investigation of serial killer Kenneth Switzer (Dean Stockwell) become complicated.
|Little House on the Prairie 1974 TV, 96 min.|
Director: Michael Landon
Cast: Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson, Victor French, Matthew Laborteaux, Dean Butler, Victor Mohica, Marian Beeler, John Steadman, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush
This is the pilot for the long-running TV series. Based on a novel by Laura Ingalls Wilder, it tells the story of a family that moves to the prairies of Minnesota shortly after the Civil War to start a new life.
|The Longest Yard 1974 R, 123 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Bernadette Peters, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad, James Hampton, Harry Caesar, John Steadman, Charles Tyner, Mike Henry, Jim Nicholson, Pervis Atkins, Tony Cacciotti, Anitra Ford, Michael Fox
Warden Hazen (Eddie Albert) wants a winning football team to represent his prison, and he knows just the person to assure his team of prison guards a victory. He chooses a prisoner who is an ex-pro football player Paul Crewe (Burt Reynolds). To achieve his goal, Warden Hazen makes a deal with Crewe and tells him that if he will put together a team of prisoners and agree to lose to the guards' football team led by Captain Knauer (Ed Lauter), then Crewe will be given parole. The challenge is on, and Crewe forms his team. As game time approaches, will Crewe accept the deal, or will the convicts achieve dignity as winners of the Penitentiary Bowl?
|Sherlock Holmes in New York 1976 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Boris Sagal
Cast: Roger Moore, John Huston, Patrick Macnee, Gig Young, Charlotte Rampling, David Huddleston, Signe Hasso, Leon Ames, Jackie Coogan, John Abbott, Marjorie Bennett, Paul Sorensen, John Steadman, Maria Grimm, William "Billy" Benedict
Sherlock Holmes (Roger Moore) heads for America when the actress, Irene Adler (Charlotte Rampling), sends him tickets for her new show like she always does, and this time he takes Dr. Watson (Patrick Macnee) with him. When he arrives, Sherlock learns that Irene's young son has been kidnapped and that if Sherlock helps Inspector Lafferty (David Huddleston) in the investigation of the stealing of a large supply of the world's gold, the child will die. Sherlock learns that his nemesis, Professor Moriarty (John Huston), has stolen the gold and is responsible for the kidnapping, but Sherlock is determined to solve the case without working with Lafferty in order to save the young boy's life.
|Things Are Tough All Over 1982 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action
Director: Thomas K. Avildsen
Cast: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Shelby Fiddis, Rikki Marin, Evelyn Guerrero, John Steadman, Rip Taylor, Dorothy Neumann, Billy Beck, John Corrona, Aaron Freeman, Toni Attell, Mike Bacarella, Don Bovingloh, Richard "Moon" Calhoun
Cheech and Chong play Chicago car-wash attendants hired to drive a car to Las Vegas. They don't know it, but $5 million of dirty money has been stashed in the upholstery. Once in Las Vegas they make connections with wealthy Arabs as Cheech and Chong take on dual roles of themselves and the Middle Easterners.
|White Lightning 1973 PG, 101 min.|
Director: Joseph Sargent
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins, Matt Clark, Louise Latham, Diane Ladd, R.G. Armstrong, Conlan Carter, Dabbs Greer, John Steadman, Iris Korn
Offered release from prison if he would help catch a moonshine operation gang, moonshiner Gator McKlusky (Burt Reynolds) agrees in order to avenge his brother's death and bring the crooked sheriff (Ned Beatty) to justice. And the rip-roarin' action begins. There is a sequel: "Gator."
|1. Fade to Black (1980)|
2. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
3. Killing Affair (1977)
aka: Behind the Badge
4. Little House on the Prairie (1974)
5. The Longest Yard (1974)
6. Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)
7. Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
8. White Lightning (1973)
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