|Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974 PG, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Green Bush, Diane Ladd, Alfred Lutter III, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Vic Tayback, Lelia Goldoni, Valerie Curtin, Lane Bradbury, Murray Moston, Harry Northrup, Mia Bendixsen, Ola Moore
Ellen Burstyn won the Oscar for her portrayal of Alice, a widow who wants to be a singer. On the trip to California with her 11-year-old son Donald (Billy Green Bush), Alice's stardom is put on hold when they run out of money in Arizona, and Alice finds work and happiness as a waitress. Diane Ladd was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Alice's best friend Flo.
|All Dogs Go to Heaven 1989 G, 89 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster
Cast: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Vic Tayback, Daryl Gilley, Charles Nelson Reilly, Melba Moore, Judith Barsi, Loni Anderson, Candy Devine, Anna Manahan, Nigel Pegram, Ken Page, Godfrey Quigley
Burt Reynolds is the voice of the rogue German Shepherd and Dom DeLuise is "Itchy" in this beautifully animated Don Bluth story set in the low-life area of New Orleans. Charlie B. Barkin (Reynolds) returns to Earth to do a good deed. The characters are interesting, and, the film is fun to watch.
|Bullitt 1968 N/R, 113 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Peter Yates
Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Duvall, Don Gordon, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Georg Stanford Brown, Bill Hickman, John Aprea, Justin Tarr, Carl Reindel, Vic Tayback, Felice Orlandi, Pat Renella
Capt. Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) is a tough San Francisco cop whose assignment is to keep star witness John Ross (Pat Renella) safe for 48 hours until it is time for him to testify against the Mafia. But, hit men attack and kill Ross. Now, despite objections from Sen. Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn), Bullitt sets out on his own investigation to find the killers–and to uncover facts behind who leaked the information about where he was hiding Ross. The San Francisco car chase scene is tops. A good McQueen film.
|Door-to-Door Maniac 1961 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
aka: Five Minutes to Live
Director: Bill Karn
Cast: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forrester, Pamela Mason, Vic Tayback, Ron Howard, Merle Travis, Midge Ware, Norma Varden, Howard Wright, Hanna Landy, Byrd Holland, Leslie Kimmell, Marge Walker, Frances Flower
Events don't go as planned when Johnny Cabot (Johnny Cash) holds Nancy Wilson (Cay Forrester)–the wife of bank president Ken Wilson (Donald Woods)–hostage and demands a $70,000 ransom. The problem: Ken is seeing another woman and is planning to get rid of his wife anyway.
|The Gambler 1974 R, 111 min.|
Director: Karel Reisz
Cast: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Jacqueline Brookes, Morris Carnovsky, Burt Young, Stuart Margolin, M. Emmet Walsh, Vic Tayback, James Woods, Carmine Caridi, Steven Keats, London Lee, Allan Rich, Carl W. Crudup
Gambling addict Axel Freed (James Caan) is a professor at a New York university. However, when he is not in his classroom, Axel gambles and cannot be convinced that he has an illness. His family–mother Naomi (Jacqueline Brooke) and grandfather A.R. Lowenthal (Morris Carnovsky)–have helped him as has his girlfriend Billie (Lauren Hutton), but now he is hopelessly in debt. Axel owes thousands to his bookie Hips (Paul Sorvino) who is losing patience with him, and Axel now is forced to deal with the vindictive world of loan sharks.
|Gangster Story 1960 N/R, 65 min.|
Director: Walter Matthau
Cast: Walter Matthau, Carol Grace, Bruce McFarlane, Garry Walberg, Raikin Ben-Ari, David Leonard, John Albright, Clegg Hoyt, Vic Tayback, Leonard Bremen
This film marks Walter Matthau's directorial debut, and he takes the leading role as gangster Jack Martin who is hiding out from the police in a town in Southern California. When he needs funds, Martin robs small-town banks. Martin's reform-minded girlfriend Carol Logan (Carol Grace) tries to get him to change his ways, but he pays no heed. After he manages to rob the United States National Bank, he has both the local police and the FBI on his trail–along with local crime boss Earl Dawson (Bruce McFarlane) who is upset that Martin would carry off the heist in his territory without first making a deal with him.
|Horseplayer 1991 R, 63 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Kurt Voss
Cast: Brad Dourif, Sammi Davis, Michael Harris, Vic Tayback, Max Perlich, Rocky Giordani, Debby Steele, Pino Giordani, Bill Barminski, Stephen Saban, Garret Greenwood
Paroled killer Bud Cowan (Brad Dourif) spends his time working in George Samsa's (Vic Tayback) liquor store stocking the walk-in refrigerator and playing horses at the track. One day, Bud meets his new neighbors Matthew (Michael Harris) and his "sister" Randi (Sammi Davis) who take on Bud as their victim in a deadly battle of wits.
|The Jesse Owens Story 1984 TV, 174 min.|
Director: Richard Irving
Cast: Dorian Harewood, Tom Bosley, Ronny Cox, Georg Stanford Brown, George Kennedy, Debbi Morgan, Greg Morris, Vic Tayback, LeVar Burton, Ben Vereen, Barry Corbin, Norman Fell
Dorian Harewood stars as Black athlete Jesse Owens who won four gold medals and became a star at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi-dominated Berlin.
|Little Ladies of the Night 1977 TV, 100 min.|
aka: Diamond Alley
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Cast: David Soul, Louis Gossett Jr., Linda Purl, Carolyn Jones, Clifton James, Kathleen Quinlan, Vic Tayback, Dorothy Malone, Paul Burke, Lana Wood
This made-for-TV film concerns a teenager (Linda Purl) who runs away and gets involved in the world of prostitution.
|Loverboy 1989 PG-13, 98 min.|
Director: Joan Micklin
Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Kate Jackson, Carrie Fisher, Kirstie Alley, Barbara Carrera, Robert Ginty, Nancy Valen, Dylan Walsh, Vic Tayback, Kim Miyori
Watch out for the pizza deliverer; he may be offering more than pizza. That is the case in this film where he is really delivering sex.
|Mansion of the Doomed 1976 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi
aka: The Terror of Dr. Chaney
Director: Michael Pataki
Cast: Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart, Lance Henriksen, Libby Chase, Vic Tayback, Al Ferrara, JoJo D'Amore, Donna Andresen, Marilyn Joi, Simmy Bow, Del Negro
Surgeon Dr. Leonard Chaney (Richard Basehart) abducts young people and removes their eyes in an insane effort to restore his daughter Nancy's (Trish Stewart) eyesight. As operation after operation fails, Chaney collects a myriad of eyeless people in his dungeon–until they escape and gain revenge by ripping out Chaney's eyes.
|The Night the City Screamed 1980 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Harry Falk
Cast: Raymond Burr, Georg Stanford Brown, Robert Culp, David Cassidy, Linda Purl, George DiCenzo, Vic Tayback, Gary Frank, Dick Anthony Williams, Shelley Smith
A large-scale blackout affects the lives of many, and this TV movie tells you all about it. You'll recognize many faces.
|No Deposit, No Return 1976 G, 115 min.|
Director: Norman Tokar
Cast: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi, Barbara Feldon, John Williams, Charles Martin Smith, Vic Tayback, Bob Hastings, Kim Richards
When two run-away children try to get to Hong Kong where their mother is, they end up in the middle of a robbery. The safecrackers turn out to be kind-hearted, and the adventures begin. Disney.
|Papillon 1973 PG, 132 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Mumy, George Coulouris, Gregory Sierra, Ratna Assan, Val Avery, William Smithers, Vic Tayback, Mills Watson
The infamous French Guinea prison colony, Devil's Island, was an inhumane place on which to exist. One resident, Henri "Papillon" Charriere (Steve McQueen), claiming that he was falsely accused and convicted of murder, tries again and again to escape. After saving the life of fellow prisoner Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), Papillon receives help from Dega in his escape attempts. This film is based on the true story of his many escape attempts that finally culminate in his harrowing escape from Devil's Island.
|Rage 1980 TV, 100 min.|
Director: William A. Graham
Cast: David Soul, James Whitmore, Yaphet Kotto, Caroline McWilliams, Vic Tayback, Sharon Farrell, Craig T. Nelson, Robert Davi, Darleen Carr, Jonathan Banks, Tom Noonan, Randy Brooks, Gary Walberg, John Durren, James Gammon
This is an insightful look at therapy provided for rapists and the odds about them repeating their crimes.
|Report to the Commissioner 1975 PG, 112 min.|
Director: Milton Katselas
Cast: Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo, Tony King, William Devane, Stephen Elliott, Richard Gere, Vic Tayback, Michael McGuire, Edward Grover, Dana Elcar, Bob Balaban, Albert Seedman, Noelle North
An innocent rookie cop, Bo Lockley (Michael Moriarty), does not understand the politics at the NYPD and is caught in the middle when his supervisors hide evidence in a murder case. Richard Gere has a small role in his film debut as a pimp, Billy.
|The Shaggy D.A. 1976 G, 91 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn, Jo Anne Worley, Dick Van Patten, Hans Conried, Vic Tayback, Richard Bakalyan, Warren Berlinger, Shane Sinutko, John Myhers, Ronnie Schell, John Fiedler, Jonathan Daly
In this sequel to Disney's "Shaggy Dog," District Attorney candidate Wilby Daniels (Dean Jones) falls under the spell that turns him into a shaggy dog and, before the election, must uncover the secret that causes his transformations. Another sequel follows: "The Return of the Shaggy Dog."
|Special Delivery 1976 PG, 99 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Action
aka: Dangerous Break
Director: Paul Wendkos
Cast: Bo Svenson, Cybill Shepherd, Tom Atkins, Sorrell Booke, Gerrit Graham, Michael C. Gwynne, Jeff Goldblum, Robert Ito, John Quade, Vic Tayback, Kim Richards, Mel Scott, Deidre Hall, Marla Adams, Alex Colon
This comedy-action film involves a bank robbery in which bystanders–including weird artist Mary Jane (Cybill Shepherd)–try to grab off some of the loot.
|They Call It Murder 1971 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Walter Grauman
Cast: Jim Hutton, Lloyd Bochner, Jessica Walter, Carmen Mathews, Leslie Nielsen, Jo Ann Pflug, Nita Talbot, Edward Asner, Vic Tayback, Robert J. Wilke
Based on Erle Stanley Gardner's novel, "The D.A. Draws a Circle," this film involves the intrigue of an insurance claim investigation following a car crash and swimming pool catastrophe.
|Thunderbolt and Lightfoot 1974 R, 114 min.|
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Gary Busey, Catherine Bach, Burton Gilliam, Roy Jenson, Dub Taylor, Vic Tayback, Jack Dodson, Gene Elman, Claudia Lennear, Bill McKinney, Gregory Walcott
Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges play partners in crime–Thunderbolt and Lightfoot–who hid the loot in an old school house and now are out to retrieve it. There are two problems: the school building has been torn down and replaced, and their other two partners are out to get the prize for themselves. Bridges is great and he was nominated for an Oscar.
|With Six You Get Eggroll 1968 G, 99 min.|
Director: Howard Morris
Cast: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin, Alice Ghostley, Vic Tayback, Jamie Farr
Widow Abby McClure (Doris Day) falls in love with a widower, Jake Iverson (Brian Keith), and they decide to marry–this will bring together their four children into one "happy" family.
|1. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)|
2. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
3. Bullitt (1968)
4. Door-to-Door Maniac (1961)
aka: Five Minutes to Live
5. The Gambler (1974)
6. Gangster Story (1960)
7. Horseplayer (1991)
8. The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
9. Lepke (1975)
10. Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
aka: Diamond Alley
11. Loverboy (1989)
12. Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
aka: The Terror of Dr. Chaney
13. The Night the City Screamed (1980)
14. No Deposit, No Return (1976)
15. Papillon (1973)
16. Rage (1980)
17. Report to the Commissioner (1975)
18. The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
19. Special Delivery (1976)
aka: Dangerous Break
20. They Call It Murder (1971)
21. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
22. Weekend Warriors (1986)
aka: Hollywood Air Force
23. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
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