|Coogan's Bluff 1968 PG, 102 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Don Stroud, Tisha Sterling, Betty Field, Tom Tully, David Doyle, James Edwards, Louis Zorich, Melodie Johnson, Rudy Diaz, Meg Myles, Seymour Cassel, Marjorie Bennett
Frontier-style competes with modern-day law enforcement in this Clint Eastwood film in which he plays Arizona sheriff Walt Coogan who comes to New York City to extradite a murderer, James Ringerman (Don Stroud). When Coogan arrives, bureaucratic NYPD detective Lieutenant McElroy (Lee J. Cobb) tells Coogan that Rengerman is in Bellevue Hospital following an acid trip and is not ready to be transported back to Arizona. Coogan takes matters into his own hands and heads for the hospital, manages to get Ringerman released, and leaves for the airport with his prisoner. But, on the way to the airport, Ringerman's hippie girlfriend Linny (Tisha Sterling) waylays Coogan, and this allows Ringerman to escape. Coogan tracks Linny to a psychedelic club, and his adventures in the Big City continue as he deals not only with police bureaucracy but with drugs and hippies as well.
|Fame Is the Name of the Game 1966 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Cast: Anthony Franciosa, Jill St. John, Jack Klugman, George Macready, Lee Bowman, Susan Saint James, Jack Weston, Robert Duvall, Nanette Fabray, Melodie Johnson, Jay C. Flippen, George Furth, Nicholas Colasanto, Ena Hartman, John Hoyt
This film led to the TV series "The Name of the Game." The story involves a magazine writer, Jeff Dillon (Tony Franciosa), who investigates the murder of a call girl.
|Gaily, Gaily 1969 PG, 107 min.|
aka: Chicago, Chicago
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Beau Bridges, Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith, George Kennedy, Hume Cronyn, Margot Kidder, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Randolph, Melodie Johnson, Roy Poole, Charles Tyner, Joan Huntington
Based on Chicago journalist Ben Hecht's reminiscences, this story is about Ben Harvey (Beau Bridges) who is a young cub reporter under the wing of an older reporter. The setting is Chicago during the early 1900s.
|Rabbit, Run 1970 R, 94 min.|
Director: Jack Smight
Cast: James Caan, Anjanette Comer, Jack Albertson, Carrie Snodgress, Melodie Johnson, Henry Jones, Arthur Hill, Josephine Hutchinson, Nydia Westman, Carmen Mathews, Virginia Vincent, Mark Antony Van der Nagel, Margot Stevenson, Don Keefer, Sandra Scott
Based on John Updike's novel, this is the tragic story of 26-year-old athlete Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom (James Caan) who just cannot get right in his life after sports. He leaves his pregnant wife Janice (Carrie Snodgras) and sets off on on a tragic adventure when he realizes that he is no longer the celebrated basketball star that he was in high school.
|1. Coogan's Bluff (1968)|
2. Fame Is the Name of the Game (1966)
3. Gaily, Gaily (1969)
aka: Chicago, Chicago
4. Rabbit, Run (1970)
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