|American Graffiti 1973 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Phillips, Kathleen Quinlan, Joe Spano, Candy Clark, Wolfman Jack, Charles Martin Smith, Bo Hopkins, Beau Gentry, Manuel Padilla Jr.
"Cruising" in the early 1960s on a hot summer night is the setting for this story of an end-of-summer good-bye as one of the group is leaving for college in the morning. It is an insightful glimpse of high-school seniors in a more innocent era before the Vietnam controversies when "Wolfman Jack" introduced their songs and represented their cultures. The five Academy Award nominations included Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actress (Candy Clark).
|Eleanor and Franklin 1976 TV, 210 min.|
Director: Daniel Petrie
Cast: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Rosemary Murphy, Pamela Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Lilia Skala, Ed Flanders, Linda Purl, Lindsay Crouse, David Huffman, Helen Kleeb, Peggy McCay, Anna Lee, Irene Tedrow, Linda Kelsey
The story of Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt (Jane Alexander and Edward Herrmann) from Franklin's youth to his election to the presidency is based on Joseph P. Lash's Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Told in flashback while Eleanor prepares for Franklin's funeral, scenes include their lives growing up as cousins and then their marriage. Problems in the marriage are reflected on–including Franklin's domineering mother Sara (Rosemary Murphy) and his affair with Lucy Mercer (Linda Kelsey)–and good times are remembered as well. This made-for-TV spectacular won 11 Emmys, including Outstanding Special and Best Director, as well as one for Rosemary Murphy. A sequel that covers the presidential years follows.
|Go Ask Alice 1973 TV, 74 min.|
Director: John Korty
Cast: William Shatner, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Andy Griffith, Julie Adams, Ruth Roman, Wendell Burton, Robert Carradine, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Michael Morgan, Jennifer Edwards, Ayn Ruymen
Alice is the pseudonym for the author of a "real-life" diary in which 15-year-old Alice (Jamie Smith-Jackson) writes about moving to a new school and getting involved in drugs. She ends up running away from her home and parents (William Shatner and Julie Adams) who have no clue as to her problems. Alice becomes a prostitute before crashing and realizing the error of her ways.
|The Jacket 2005 R, 102 min.|
Director: John Maybury
Cast: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Craig, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, Jason Lewis, Jake Broder, Jonah Lotan, Steven Mackintosh, Mackenzie Phillips
Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) was shot in the head but has returned to his home in Vermont where he suffers from amnesia. After landing in an asylum and suspected of murder, Jack's psychiatrist (Kris Kristofferson) puts him on experimental drugs, which result in Jack being able to forsee the future and his own death as well. Now, he must decide if the woman (Keira Knightley) he met in the future can save his life in the present.
|More American Graffiti 1979 PG, 111 min.|
Director: Bill L. Norton
Cast: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Scott Glenn, Mary Kay Place, Harrison Ford
The characters from "American Graffiti" are back in this sequel. Now, they work their ways through the turbulent 1960s–including the Vietnam War and its accompanying protest movement. It just doesn't click this time around. That motorcycle cop is Harrison Ford.
|Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins 1975 R, 91 min.|
aka: Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers
Director: Dick Richards
Cast: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Mackenzie Phillips, Alex Rocco, Charles Martin Smith, Harry Dean Stanton, Louis Prima, John McLiam, Richard Hale, Sam Butera, Arch Johnson, Barbara Colby, David Proval, George O'Hanlon Jr., Ed Peck
Truck driver Rafferty (Alan Arkin) is kidnapped by Mac Beachwood (Sally Kellerman) and Frisbee (Mackenzie Phillips) who force him to take them on a cross-country odyssey.
|1. American Graffiti (1973)|
2. Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
3. Go Ask Alice (1973)
4. The Jacket (2005)
5. Love Child (1982)
6. More American Graffiti (1979)
7. Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)
aka: Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers
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