|Airport 1975 1974 PG, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: Jack Smight
Cast: Charlton Heston, George Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Karen Black, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Susan Clark, Helen Reddy, Linda Blair, Roy Thinnes, Sid Caesar, Ed Nelson, Nancy Olson, Larry Storch
In this sequel to "Airport," a small plane crashes into a 747 that is carrying passengers from Washington to Los Angeles. The pilot and co-pilot are killed, and hysterical flight attendant Nancy Pryor (Karen Black) is forced to pilot the plane. Alan Murdock (Charlton Heston) is on the way to save the day and lowers himself from a helicopter through the hole in the plane and safely lands the plane.
|Broken English 2007 PG-13, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Zoe R. Cassavetes
Cast: Parker Posey, Drea de Matteo, Tim Guinee, Gena Rowlands, Peter Bogdanovich, Roy Thinnes, Michael Panes, Justin Theroux, Philip Pavel, Melvil Poupaud, Dana Ivey, Bill Wise, Josh Hamilton, Griffin Dunne, Lucy Gordon
Having forsaken the art world for her job as guest-coordinator at a Manhattan hotel and lacking a love life, overly cautious Nora Wilder (Parker Posey) is not living the "good life." It doesn't help that her mother (Gena Rowlands) never misses the chance to point out that Nora is now in her thirties and not in a solid relationship. Adding to her discontent is that her best friend Audrey (Drea de Matteo) just celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary with her adoring husband Mark (Tim Guinee)–but Audrey does question whether she is really in a "perfect marriage." Then Nora meets and falls for well-known French actor Julien (Melvil Poupaud) who asks her to go to France with him. Nora declines, but later, at Audrey's urging, Nora throws caution to the wind, and the two women fly to Paris in search of Julien. It turns out that Nora has lost Julien's phone number and he has a common name, which result in a search involving a more than a few humorous moments.
|Doppelganger 1969 G, 97 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure
aka: Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Director: Robert Parrish
Cast: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark, Lynn Loring, Loni von Friedl, Herbert Lom, George Sewell, Vladek Sheybal, Ed Bishop, George Mikell, Franco De Rosa, Philip Madoc, Cy Grant, Jeremy Wilkin, Keith Alexander
This unusual sci-fi film is entertaining. A new planet is found by a British agency headed by Jason Webb (Patrick Wymark) in the 21st Century. The reason that it had not been found earlier is that it is in an orbit identical to Earth's, but directly opposite Earth on the other side of the Sun. British astrophysicist John Kane (Ian Hendry) and American astronaut Colonel Glenn Ross (Roy Thinnes) set off on an expedition to investigate the phenomenon with interesting results.
|The Hindenburg 1975 PG, 125 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Robert Wise
Cast: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes, Gig Young, Burgess Meredith, Charles Durning, Richard Dysart, Robert Clary, Rene Auberjonois, Peter Donat, Alan Oppenheimer, Katherine Helmond, Stephen Elliott, Joanna Moore
In an interesting switch, the Hindenburg explosion is examined as a possible result of the action of saboteurs. In this story, the German government assigns Col. Ritter (George C. Scott) the mission of making sure that no one sabotages the Nazi blimp Hindenburg when it flies to New York. Ritter boards the airship and follows leads that include his ex-lover Ursula (Anne Bancroft), businessman Edward Douglas (Gig Young), suspicious crew members, and the captains Pruss (Charles Durning) and Lehmann (Richard Dysart). Ritter believes that a sabotage is planned and tries to get the blimp landed and the passengers out of danger. But, the Hindenburg explodes over New Jersey, and 36 people are killed.
|Satan's School for Girls 1973 TV, 80 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Director: David Lowell Rich
Cast: Pamela Franklin, Roy Thinnes, Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Lloyd Bochner, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Jo Van Fleet, Frank Marth, Gwynne Gilford, Bing Russell, Terry Lumley, Bill Quinn, Ann Noland
A young woman, Elizabeth Sayers (Pamela Franklin) enrolls in a girls' school to investigate what really happened to her sister–who supposedly committed suicide. Elizabeth finds that there's a lot going on at the school, and it is not pleasant.
|1. Airport 1975 (1974)|
2. Broken English (2007)
3. Doppelganger (1969)
aka: Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
4. The Hindenburg (1975)
5. Satan's School for Girls (1973)
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