|Carbon Copy 1981 PG, 92 min.|
Director: Michael Schultz
Cast: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Denzel Washington, Jack Warden, Paul Winfield, Dick Martin, Tom Poston, Macon McCalman, Parley Baer, Edward Marshall, Vicky Dawson, Vernon Weddle, Ed Call, Angelina Estrada, Carmen Filpi
Years after Jewish business executive Walter Whitney's (George Segal) affair with an African-American woman, their 17-year-old son, Roger (Denzel Washington), comes knocking on the door. When Walter confesses to his wife Vivian (Susan Saint James) that Roger is his son, his life changes. Walter loses Vivian, his job, and place in society and must resort to doing blue-collar work. With his change in lifestyle, Walter begins to understand the obstacles of prejudice that Roger endures. This comedy attempts to blend humor with racial prejudice.
|Norma Rae 1979 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Martin Ritt
Cast: Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley, Gail Strickland, Morgan Paull, Noble Willingham, Lonny Chapman, John Calvin, Robert Broyles, Booth Colman, Lee de Broux, James Luisi, Vernon Weddle
With encouragement from New York union organizer Ruben (Ron Leibman), Southern textile worker Norma Rae (Sally Field) tries to unionize her work place. Problems arise at home because Norma Rae's husband, Sonny (Beau Bridges), becomes jealous and suspects a romance is taking place between Norma Rae and Ruben. Based on a true story. Sally Field won the Oscar for Best Actress, and an Oscar was also won for Best Song ("It Goes Like It Goes"). The film was nominated for Best Picture.
|Short Circuit 1986 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Western
Director: John Badham
Cast: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton, G.W. Bailey, Brian McNamara, Marvin J. McIntyre, John Garber, Penny Stanton, Tim Blaney, Vernon Weddle, Barbara Tarbuck, Tom Lawrence, Fred Slyter, Billy Ray Sharkey
The government has a new weapon: a robot named "No. 5." During a thunderstorm, "No. 5" short circuits and comes to life. Its creator (Steve Guttenberg) is in hot pursuit of his invention. Meanwhile, "No. 5" falls into the hands of an animal lover (Ally Sheedy) who takes it in like a stray cat. OK for the young ones. There is a sequel.
|White Dog 1982 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: Trained to Kill
Director: Samuel Fuller
Cast: Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives, Jameson Parker, Lynne Moody, Marshall Thompson, Bob Minor, Vernon Weddle, Christa Lang, Tony Brubaker, Samuel Fuller, Paul Bartel
Julie (Kristy McNichol) has adopted a dog that, unknown to her, has been trained to kill Blacks. Once she discovers what her dog is capable of, she asks for help from Black animal-trainer Keys (Paul Winfield) who takes on the challenge.
|1. Carbon Copy (1981)|
2. Norma Rae (1979)
3. Short Circuit (1986)
4. White Dog (1982)
aka: Trained to Kill
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