|Bill: On His Own 1983 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Anthony Page
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Helen Hunt, Edie McClurg, Tracey Walter, Teresa Wright, Paul Lieber, Harry Goz, Largo Woodruff, Dennis Quaid, Terry Evans, Marianna Clore Blase, Jeremy Michael Hayes
In this sequel to the 1981 Emmy Award winning film "Bill," mentally challenged Bill (Mickey Rooney) is once again alone after his friend Barry (Dennis Quaid) moves to California. A social worker (Helen Hunt) takes over his case and teaches him to read. But, personal problems ensue, and Bill sets off in search of Barry and the friendship he once enjoyed.
|The End of Innocence 1990 R, 102 min.|
Director: Dyan Cannon
Cast: Dyan Cannon, John Heard, George Coe, Lola Mason, Stephen Meadows, Rebecca Schaeffer, Billie Bird, Dennis Burkley, Viveka Davis, Eric Harrison, Stoney Jackson, Paul Lieber
Dyan Cannon directed and stars in this story about Stephanie (young Stephanie is Rebecca Schaeffer) who is torn apart by conflicting forces in her home and, finally, as an adult (Stephanie is Dyan Cannon) arrives at a drug treatment center where a psychiatrist (John Heard) tries to help her deal with the pain.
|King of California 2007 PG-13, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mike Cahill
Cast: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus, Paul Lieber, Kathleen Wilhoite, Anne L. Nathan, Arthur Santiago, Ashley Greene, Ian Hopps, Anna Khaja, Will Rothhaar
Abandoned by her mother, 16-year-old Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood) works double shifts at McDonalds in order to support herself. Miranda's father, Charlie (Michael Douglas), suddenly re-enters her life after spending two years in a mental hospital and involves her in his wild plan to uncover hidden gold in their California neighborhood. While institutionalized, Charlie read a diary written by a 17th century Spanish missionary who claimed that doubloons are hidden under what is now the neighborhood Costco. Together, father and daughter go in search of the cache, and, along the way, rekindle their relationship.
|Shag 1989 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Zelda Barron
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Scott Coffey, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish, Shirley Anne Field, Page Hannah, Robert Rusler, Jeff Yagher, Tyrone Power Jr., Paul Lieber, Donald Craig, Carrie Hamilton, Jay Baker, Joe Seely, Leilani Sarelle
Despite its plot, this is a surprisingly good comedy. The story takes place during the summer of 1963 when Carson (Phoebe Cates) is getting married. Her friends Melaina (Bridget Fonda), Pudge (Annabeth Gish), and Luanne (Page Hannah) take her for one last fling to Myrtle Beach where the four Southern high-school girls partake of the Summer Fun Festival.
|1. Bill: On His Own (1983)|
2. The End of Innocence (1990)
3. King of California (2007)
4. Shag (1989)
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