|Getting Straight 1970 R, 124 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Richard Rush
Cast: Elliott Gould, Candice Bergen, Jeff Corey, Max Julien, Cecil Kellaway, Robert F. Lyons, Jeannie Berlin, John Rubinstein, Harrison Ford, Billie Bird, Jon Lormer, Leonard Stone, William Bramley, Richard Anders, Gregory Sierra
The campus riots of the 1960s are the focus for this film featuring Elliott Gould as graduate student Harry Bailey whose girlfriend Jan (Candice Bergen) wants to marry and move out of town. Jan adds to Harry's problems as he has arrived on a campus in the midst of turmoil. Following a violent student riot, Harry acts as the mediator between the students and the faculty.
|Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? 1970 PG, 113 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: War Games
Director: Hy Averback
Cast: Brian Keith, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Ivan Dixon, Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Ewell, Bradford Dillman, Arthur O'Connell, Don Ameche, John Fiedler, William Bramley, Eddie Firestone, Dorothy Green, Grady Sutton, Christopher Mitchum
Col. Flanders (Don Ameche) must deal with citizens of a small town who are unhappy about the Army missile base located nearby. To help solve the problem, Flanders invites the townsfolk to a party that degenerates into a fistfight between the soldiers and the guests. Meanwhile, a soldier, Shannon Gambroni (Tony Curtis), has fallen for bar maid Ramona (Suzanne Pleshette) who town Sheriff Harve (Ernest Borgnine) considers his property. Harve has Shannon arrested, and Shannon's soldier friends, headed by Michael M. Nace (Brian Keith), take matters into their own hands and use a World War II tank to rescue Shannon.
|West Side Story 1961 N/R, 151 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, John Astin, Tucker Smith, Gus Trikonis, David Winters, Anthony "Scooter" Teague, William Bramley, Tony Mordente, Bert Michaels
The theme of "Romeo and Juliet" is represented by rival White and Puerto Rican teens. When a sister, Maria (Natalie Wood), of one gang member falls in love with rival gang member Tony (Richard Beymer), trouble results. The film won 10 Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno), and Supporting Actor (George Chakiris).
|1. Getting Straight (1970)|
2. Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
aka: War Games
3. West Side Story (1961)
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