|Bronk 1975 TV, 74 min.|
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Jack Palance, Henry Beckman, Tony King, David Birney, Joseph Mascolo, Joanna Moore, Dina Ousley, David Man
This made-for-TV pilot features Ocean City, California, police detective Alex "Bronk" Bronkov (Jack Palance) who is hired by Mayor Pete Santori (Joseph Mascola) to investigate the underworld causing corruption in the city.
|Heat 1987 R, 103 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Dick Richards, Jerry Jameson
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol, Howard Hesseman, Diana Scarwid, Alfie Wise, Joseph Mascolo, Neill Barry, Deborah Rush, Wendell Burton, Joanne Jackson, Joe Klecko, Peter Koch, Joseph Bernard, Barry Polkowitz
Las Vegas and Burt Reynolds combine in this film about a gambler, Mex Escalante (Reynolds), coming to the aid of his ex-girlfriend, hooker Holly (Karen Young), after she is attacked by thugs. Their leader is Danny DeMarco (Neill Barry) who is the son of a Mafia don, and, when Mex goes after him, troubles ensue.
|Jaws 2 1978 PG, 117 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Cast: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Ann Dusenberry, Barry Coe, Keith Gordon
Roy Scheider once again is the vigilant protector of the public from the great white shark in this sequel that doesn't quite match up to Spielberg's original. There is some pretty good excitement, however.
|Shaft's Big Score! 1972 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Gordon Parks
Cast: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo, Kathy Imrie, Wally Taylor, Julius Harris, Rosalind Miles, Joe Santos, Angelo Nazzo, Don Blakely, Melvin Green Jr., Thomas Anderson, Evelyn Davis, Richard Pittman
Richard Roundtree is back in the role of P.I. John Shaft in this follow-up to the film "Shaft" made the year before. This time around, the violence is high as Shaft sets out to recover a big bundle of money that is missing after his friend, who owned a mortuary and ran a numbers game on the side, is blown up. Since the money is going to a worthy cause, Shaft fights the crime bosses of Harlem who want the money. He finds the money in a coffin, and the chase is on.
|Sharky's Machine 1981 R, 119 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Burt Reynolds
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith, Charles Durning, Earl Holliman, Henry Silva, Darryl Hickman, Hari Rhodes, John Fiedler, Bernie Casey, Richard Libertini, Joseph Mascolo, Carol Locatell, James O'Connell
In the police/action genre, this film fares well. As a member of the vice squad, Sharky (Burt Reynolds) investigates and falls in love with a call girl (Rachel Ward). She is murdered, and to avenge her death Sharky trains his co-workers into the precision tool of a "Machine."
|Yes, Giorgio 1982 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: Luciano Pavarotti, Kathryn Harrold, Eddie Albert, Paola Borboni, James Hong, Beulah Quo, Norman Steinberg, Rod Colbin, Kathryn Fuller, Joseph Mascolo, Karen Kondazian, Leona Mitchell, Kurt Adler, Emerson Buckley, Alexander Courage
When opera singer Giorgio Fini (Luciano Pavarotti) looses his voice, he goes to see throat specialist Faye Kennedy (Kathryn Fuller), and he falls in love with her. One saving factor of the film is Pavarotti's singing.
|1. Bronk (1975)|
2. Heat (1987)
3. Jaws 2 (1978)
4. Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
5. Sharky's Machine (1981)
6. Yes, Giorgio (1982)
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