|American History X 1998 R, 118 min.|
Director: Tony Kaye
Cast: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Lien, Elliott Gould, Ethan Suplee, Guy Torry, William Russ, Alex Sol, Josepoh Cortese, Jason Bose Smith, Antonio David Lyons
While in prison, skinhead Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) forms an uneasy friendship with Black inmate Lamont (Guy Torry). When Derek is released, he seems eager to put racial hatred behind him but finds that convincing his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), is not going to be easy. Norton was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.
|Aspen Extreme 1993 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Patrick Hasburgh
Cast: Paul Gross, Peter Berg, Finola Hughes, Teri Polo, William Russ, Trevor Eve, Martin Kemp, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Julie Royer, Patrick T. Johnson, Tony Griffin, William McNamara, Gary Eimiller, Andy Mill, Bill Ferrell
Friends T.J. (Paul Gross) and Dexter Rutecki (Peter Berg) are tired of the Detroit rat race, so T.J. talks Dexter into moving to Colorado to be ski instructors. T.J. becomes popular, attracts a very rich woman, Bryce Kellogg (Finola Hughes), and soon moves in with her. Oh, yes, there is a love triangle, with T.J. also falling for disc jockey Robin (Teri Polo). Meanwhile, Dexter gets involved in the drug business and has to be bailed out by T.J. Good scenery.
|Beer 1985 R, 83 min.|
Director: Pat Kelly
Cast: Loretta Swit, Rip Torn, Kenneth Mars, David Alan Grier, William Russ, Dick Shawn, Amy Wright, Saul Stein, Peter Michael Goetz, Ray O'Connor, David Wohl, Renn Woods, Alan C. Peterson, William Mooney, Robert Wolberg
If you have cheap beer to sell, what do you do? Well, you put on a national campaign using real hunks (who were formerly just "regular" guys) to get the word out.
|The Border 1982 R, 107 min.|
Director: Tony Richardson
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates, Elpidia Carrillo, Shannon Wilcox, Jeff Morris, Lonny Chapman, Alan Fudge, William Russ, Mike Gomez, Dirk Blocker, Stacey Pickren, Floyd Levine, James Jeter
U.S. Border Patrolman Charlie (Jack Nicholson) rebels against the corruption and physical violence he encounters in his chosen profession.
|Cattle Annie and Little Britches 1981 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Lamont Johnson
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Amanda Plummer, Diane Lane, Rod Steiger, John Savage, Scott Glenn, Redmond Gleason, William Russ, John Quade, Perry Lang
Annie (Amanda Plummer) and Jenny (Diane Lane) head west in search of adventure and persuade Bill Doolin (Burt Lancaster) and surviving members of the Doolin-Dalton gang to let them in on a bank robbery.
|Courage 1984 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
aka: Raw Courage
Director: Robert L. Rosen
Cast: Ronny Cox, Tim Maier, Art Hindle, M. Emmet Walsh, William Russ, Lisa Sutton, Lois Chiles, Brian Curry, Jeff Curry, Anthony Palmer, Noel Conlon, Kelly Yaegermann, John Roselius, Joe Massengale, Matt Johnston
Three runners are out doing their cross-country run when they are confronted by trouble. Weekend warriors are having an outing and decide to take on the runners as their prey.
|Dead of Winter 1987 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Arthur Penn
Cast: Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, Jan Rubes, William Russ, Mark Malone, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson, Michael Copeman, Sam Malkin, Pamela Moller, Dwayne McLean, Paul Welsh
Katie McGovern (Mary Steenburgen) is given a job as a double for a film in which the star had a nervous breakdown. She must go to Dr. Joseph Lewis' (Jan Rubes) upstate New York cabin for testing and realizes that she is trapped when Lewis and his assistant, Mr. Murray (Roddy McDowall), hold Katie captive, and the film she is performing is part of a blackmail scheme. Katie gradually realizes she is involved in a cover-up and that the star has not had a nervous breakdown but rather has been murdered. Now, Katie must cooperate if she is to save herself.
|Death Bed: The Bed That Eats 1977 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: George Barry
Cast: Demene Hall, William Russ, Julie Ritter, Linda Bond, Patrick Spence-Thomas, Rosa Luxemburg, David Marsh, Ed Oldani, Dessa Stone, Marshall Tate
Here's a weird little tale that was "lost" for many years. An artist's soul is trapped behind one of his pictures in a room that contains a large, Victorian bed. The artist provides the narration as the bed devours those who come by to sleep on it.
|Disorganized Crime 1989 R, 101 min.|
Director: Jim Kouf
Cast: Corbin Bernsen, Fred Gwynne, Hoyt Axton, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ed O'Neill, Ruben Blades, William Russ, Daniel Roebuck, John Oblinger, Dean Norris
After the leader of five criminals is arrested, the four remaining decide to rob a bank in rural Montana. Like the title suggests, the robbery is anything but orderly.
|Houston: The Legend of Texas 1986 TV, 90 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
aka: Gone to Texas
Director: Peter Levin
Cast: Sam Elliott, Michael Beck, Devon Ericson, Bo Hopkins, Michael C. Gwynne, William Russ, John P. Ryan, G.D. Spradlin, James Stephens, Claudia Christian, Donald Moffat, John Quade, Ned Romero, Richard Yniguez, Ritch Brinkley
This made-for-TV biography was originally 2 1/2 hours long but was reduced in length for subsequent release. It is the story of Sam Houston (Sam Elliott), who was instrumental in freeing Texas from Mexican rule and making it into a power to be reckoned with.
|The Long Hot Summer 1985 TV, 200 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Stuart Cooper
Cast: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Judith Ivey, Cybill Shepherd, Ava Gardner, William Russ, Wings Hauser, Albert Hall, William Forsythe, Stephen Davies, Alexandra Johnson, Charlotte Stanton, James Gammon, Rance Howard, Bill Thurman
This made-for-TV remake of the 1958 classic is taken from Faulkner's story "The Hamlet." The story involves sex and sin in a small Southern town that begins with drifter Ben Quick (Don Johnson) being hired to work at wealthy Will Varner's (Jason Robards) mansion. When Don is bribed into romancing Will's daughter Noel (Judith Ivey), Will's daughter-in-law Eula (Cybill Shepherd) ignores her own husband Jody (William Russ) and vies with Noel for Ben's attentions. Meanwhile, local barns are set on fire, and Ben finds himself the chief suspect.
|Pastime 1991 PG, 94 min.|
aka: One Cup of Coffee
Director: Robin B. Armstrong
Cast: William Russ, Scott Plank, Reed Rudy, Glenn Plummer, Ricky Paull Goldin, Peter Murnik, Deirdre O'Connell, Patrick O'Bryan, Noble Willingham, Charles Tyner, Jeffrey Tambor, Troy Evans
The love of baseball and the "simplicity" of the 1950s when the game meant more than the money–that's the theme of this film that follows aging pitcher Roy Dean Bream (William Russ) as his career nears an end with a losing minor league team. The manager is under pressure to let Roy go to make room for a new player, Tyrone (Glenn Plummer), the team's first black player. A friendship grows between the two, and Roy shows Tyrone his "special" pitch that once gave him a short stay in the major leagues. But, Roy's days are numbered on the team.
|Rehearsal for Murder 1982 TV, 96 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: David Greene
Cast: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman, Jeff Goldblum, William Russ, Madolyn Smith Osborne, William Daniels, Nicholas Mele, Charles Robinson, Vahan Moosekian, Wallace Rooney, Buck Young
This made-for-TV film involves Broadway playwright Alex Dennison (Robert Preston) who had been engaged to famous TV star Monica Welles (Lynn Redgrave). On the night Monica made her Broadway debut, she supposedly committed suicide. Alex believes the apparent suicide was, in fact, murder, and he sets out to find the murderer within a group of people who are reading through his latest play. The play is a play-within-a-play to find the real killer from the group who had dealt with Monica before she died.
|Traces of Red 1992 R, 105 min.|
Director: Andy Wolk
Cast: James Belushi, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Goldwyn, William Russ, Faye Grant, Michelle Joyner, Joe Lisi, Victoria Bass, Melanie Tomlin, Jim Piddock
Jack (James Belushi) uses his job as a homicide detective in Palm Beach to find and "entertain" various women. Now he is teamed with Steve (Tony Goldwyn) to solve a serial murder case in which the female victims have connections to Jack. Don't bother.
|Wanted: Dead or Alive 1987 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Gary Sherman
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Gene Simmons, Robert Guillaume, Mel Harris, William Russ, Susan McDonald, Jerry Hardin, Hugh Gillin, Robert Harper, Eli Danker, Joseph Nasser, Suzanne Wouk
In this updated version of the popular TV show, Rutger Hauer plays the grandson of the TV hero played by Steve McQueen in the show, "Wanted Dead or Alive." When international terrorists begin their bloody work in the United States, Nick Randall (Hauer) is called into action.
|1. American History X (1998)|
2. Aspen Extreme (1993)
3. Beer (1985)
4. The Border (1982)
5. Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
6. Courage (1984)
aka: Raw Courage
7. Dead of Winter (1987)
8. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
9. Disorganized Crime (1989)
10. Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)
aka: Gone to Texas
11. The Long Hot Summer (1985)
12. Pastime (1991)
aka: One Cup of Coffee
13. Rehearsal for Murder (1982)
14. Traces of Red (1992)
15. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
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