|Joe 1970 R, 107 min.|
Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Peter Boyle, Audrey Caire, K Callan, Dennis Patrick, Patrick McDermott, Susan Sarandon, Reid Cruickshanks, Tim Lewis, Estelle Omens, Bob O'Connell, Marlene Warfield, Mary Case, Jenny Paine, Rudy Churney, Robert Emerick
After Melissa (Susan Sarandon, in her film debut) ends up in the hospital from a drug overdose, her business executive father Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick) is enraged and accidentally kills her junkie lover Frank (Patrick McDermott). Shaken by the murder, Bill heads into a bar and meets factory worker Joe (Peter Boyle) who shares Bill's prejudices about minorities and hippies of the 1960s' era. Bill tells Joe that he just killed a drug dealer, but Joe doubts Bill's assertion. Later, after watching news reports of the murder scene, Joe holds Bill in esteem. They form a friendship that will lead to a tragic confrontation with hippies–including Melissa.
|Runaway Train 1985 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Cast: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, John P. Ryan, Kenneth McMillan, Kyle T. Heffner, T.K. Carter, Reid Cruickshanks, Walter Wyatt, Stacey Pickren, Edward Bunker, Hank Worden, Dan Wray
Two prison escapees (Jon Voight and Eric Roberts) take their hostage (Rebecca De Mornay) on the trip of a lifetime when they hop on an out-of-control train, with no engineer and no brakes, that travels through the Alaskan wilderness. Academy Award nominations went to Voight for Best Actor and to Roberts as Best Supporting Actor.
|Something Wild 1961 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Jack Garfein
Cast: Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker, Mildred Dunnock, Charles Watts, Jean Stapleton, Martin Kosleck, Clifton James, William Hickey, Diane Ladd, Reid Cruickshanks, Doris Roberts, George L. Smith, Ken Chapin, Ginny Baker, Tanya Lopert
This offbeat, dark drama follows Mary Ann (Carroll Baker) who lives with her overbearing mother (Mildred Dunnock). Mary Ann is raped one night and, rather than tell her mother, she runs away, taking a job in a seedy store in Manhattan. Despondent, she finally attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge but is stopped by Mike (Ralph Meeker) who takes her in. While drunk, Mike tries to rape Mary Ann, but she gets away. She soon returns and asks him to marry her.
|Swing Shift 1984 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Sudie Bond, Holly Hunter, Patty Maloney, Roger Corman, Maggie Renzi, Lisa Pelikan, Susan Peretz, Joey Aresco, Dennis Fimple, Reid Cruickshanks
During World War II, Kay Walsh's (Goldie Hawn) husband Jack (Ed Harris) is sent off to fight, and she takes a job in a factory that produces war planes. Kay begins an affair with co-worker Lucky (Kurt Russell) and forms a close friendship with another co-worker Hazel (Christine Lahti). When Jack comes home on furlough, he discovers that Kay has been unfaithful. Then, Lucky has an affair with Hazel, which causes big problems between the women. Lahti was nominated for the Oscar's Best Supporting Actress.
|1. Joe (1970)|
2. Runaway Train (1985)
3. Something Wild (1961)
4. Swing Shift (1984)
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