|The Gallant Hours 1960 N/R, 115 min.|
Director: Robert Montgomery
Cast: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Richard Jaeckel, Les Tremayne, Robert Burton, Karl Swenson, Carl Benton Reid, Walter Sande, Vaughn Taylor
This is a thoughtful view of what it takes to be in command. Cagney plays Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. (a fine performance). The film traces Halsey's command in 1942 through the Battle of Guadalcanal as he matches wits with his Japanese counterpart, Admiral Yamamoto.
|Missing 1982 PG, 122 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Mystery
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, Janice Rule, Charles Cioffi, Jerry Hardin, David Clennon, Richard Venture, Richard Bradford, Joe Regalbuto, Keith Szarabajka, John Doolittle, Ward Costello, Hansford Rowe
This fine drama concerns a family's frantic search for journalist Charles Horman (John Shea) who disappeared during a coup in Chile. Jack Lemmon plays the father who teams up with his daughter-in-law (Sissy Spacek) in an attempt to uncover the truth in a very tense situation. The film received an Oscar for Best Screenplay and was nominated for three others: Best Picture, Actor, and Actress.
|Return from Witch Mountain 1978 G, 93 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director: John Hough
Cast: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Jack Soo, Denver Pyle, Richard Bakalyan, Anthony James, Ward Costello, Christian Juttner, Brad Savage, Stu Gilliam, William Bassett, Pondexter Yothers, Jeffrey Jacquet
In Disney's sequel to "Escape from Witch Mountain," teenagers Tia (Kim Richards) and Tony (Ike Eisenmann) leave Witch Mountain and visit Los Angeles for a vacation. They meet mad scientist Victor (Christopher Lee) who realizes that Tia and Tony have supernatural powers, and he kidnaps Tony with the intent of brainwashing him into helping him and his accomplice Letha (Bette Davis) accomplish their evil deeds. But, Tia uses her telepathic powers to contact Tony, and she and a gang of kids (Christian Juttner, Brad Savage, Pondexter Yothers, and Jeffrey Jacquet) set out to rescue Tony.
|1. The Gallant Hours (1960)|
2. Missing (1982)
3. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
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