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LEE PURCELL REFLECTS THE CULT CLASSIC OF 'BIG WEDNESDAY'

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Actress Lee Purcell Interview on the John Milius surf classic BIG WEDNESDAY pictured here with Jan-Michael Vincent How were you selected...

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CHARLES BRONSON INVESTIGATES 'MESSENGER OF DEATH'

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Blu Ray artwork cover for Cannon Films/Charles Bronson MESSENGER OF DEATH Year: 1988 Rates: ***1/2 The only time famous bullet-blaster...

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ARTIST JULES BASS DIRECTS LYNNE FREDERICK IN 'PHASE IV'

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Lynne Frederick is the ingenue in the Jules Bass ant horror/science fiction PHASE IV Year: 1974 Rating: **** PHASE IV stands out above ...

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BLAKE EDWARDS MAKES 'THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER'

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year: 1975 cast: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom, Peter Arne, Grégoire Aslan rating: ***1/2 Sir Charles Litton in the ...

BLAKE EDWARDS RETURNS WITH 'CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER'

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Herbert Lom's Dreyfus has still got it in CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER Year: 1983 Rating: ***1/2 Blake Edwards held onto the Peter Sell...

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BLAKE EDWARDS DIRECTS HIS COUNTER-CULTURE 'THE PARTY'

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year: 1968 cast: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Steve Franken, Denny Miller (pictured), Gavin Macleod rating: ***1/2 Fans of Blake Edwa...

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PETER SELLERS STRIKES IN 'THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN'

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Spoof on JAWS which came out the year previously in THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN from 1976 There’s a pivotal sequence where Herbert Lo...

JULIE EGE IN 'THE FREAKMAKER' AKA 'THE MUTATIONS'

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Julie Ege in THE FREAKMAKER aka THE MUTATIONS Year: 1974 Rating: ***1/2 Originally titled THE MUTATIONS, which is a much better and far ...

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SHIRLEY KNIGHT IN FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA'S 'THE RAIN PEOPLE'

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Shirley Knight in Francis Ford Coppola's THE RAIN PEOPLE Year: 1969 Rating: **** While his PATTON Oscar-winning screenplay gave Fran...

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JACK NICHOLSON'S COUNTER-CULTURE DIRECTED 'DRIVE, HE SAID'

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Cult starlet June Fairchild as a cheerleader/hippie student in Jack Nicholson's DRIVE, HE SAID Year: 1971 As most people know, Jack...

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BURT REYNOLDS WANTS TO HAVE YOUR BABY IN 'PATERNITY'

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Burt Reynolds and Lee Ann Duffield as a woman far ahead of her time in PATERNITY Year: 1981 Rating: ***1/2 In his string of romantic com...

GEORGE C. SCOTT HEADING FOR DISASTER IN 'THE HINDENBURG'

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title: The Hindenburg year: 1975 cast: George C. Scott, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes, Burgess Meredith rating: *** 1970's Disaster ...

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GEORGE MONTGOMERY IN 'CANYON RIVER' WITH PETER GRAVES

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Beautiful cover painting for the opening credits of Warner Brothers' CANYON RIVER Year: 1956 Rating: ***1/2 George Montgomery's ...

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STEPHEN KING'S OTHER HORROR ANTHOLOGY TITLED 'CAT'S EYE'

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Once again, Robert Hays is stuck in a very high place in CAT'S EYE Year: 1985 Iconic horror author Stephen King, backing his second ...

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WILLIAM HURT & BRIAN DENNEHY IN 'GORKY PARK' W/ LEE MARVIN

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William Hurt as Arkady Renko drawing arms in Michael Apted's GORKY PARK Year: 1983 James Horner was the laziest composer in 1983, re...

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JAMES CAAN & PETER BOYLE IN THE NOIR ROAD MOVIE 'SLITHER'

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James Caan as Dick Kanipsia starring in the quirky Neo Noir Road Movie SLITHER Year: 1973 Right after playing the tough, feisty Sonny Co...

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ROBERT URICH IN WES CRAVEN'S TV-MOVIE 'INVITATION TO HELL'

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Robert Urich as Matt Winslow in Wes Craven's INVITATION TO HELL Year: 1984 Being hassled to join the local gym can be downright anno...

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HELENE UDY FLIPS-OUT IN 'PICK-UP SUMMER' OR 'PINBALL SUMMER'

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Helene Udy in PICK-UP SUMMER aka FLIPPER GIRLS aka PINBALL PICK-UP Year: 1980 PINBALL SUMMER, also known as PICK-UP SUMMER… the latter a...

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RYAN O'NEAL AND RICHARD KIEL CLASH UNKINDLY FOR 'SO FINE'

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project title: So Fine Year of Release: 1981 There were comedies not that funny yet still miraculously provided a fair amount of entert...

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FRANK SINATRA IN THE NEO NOIR 'TONY ROME' WITH SUE LYON

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Sue Lyon and Frank Sinatra in the 1960's Neo Noir of TONY ROME Year: 1967 Frank Sinatra's daughter Nancy's bouncy title song...

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VINTAGE HAMMER FILMS GOES MODERN FOR 'DRACULA A.D. 1972'

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Christopher Neame steals the show of Hammer's DRACULA A.D. 1972 Dracula, revamped by Hammer film staple Christopher Lee, returns to ...

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RICHARD FLEISCHER'S NEO NOIR BIOPIC 'THE BOSTON STRANGER'

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Year: 1968 Rating: ** Richard Fleischer's Police Procedural biopic, using the multi-screen effect, only works until Tony Curtis is r...

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MARK HAMILL AS DAVID IN THE 'EIGHT IS ENOUGH' PILOT EPISODE

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Diana Hyland with Mark Hamill in the series pilot of EIGHT IS ENOUGH Season One from 1977-1978 The tragic death of actress Diana Hyland ...

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LEE MAJORS IS A BIONIC MAN OF 'STEEL' WITH JENNIFER O'NEILL

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Poster art for Steve Carver's blue collar action drama with Lee Majors titled STEEL Year: 1979 Any movie that spends time gathering ...

TIM MATHESON IS A BOWLING 'DREAMER' WITH SUSAN BLAKELY

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Tim Matheson and Susan Blakely in DREAMER Year: 1979 Quickly following a retro opening-credit montage of the unique and antique history ...

BURT REYNOLDS STARRING IN HIS CULT DARK COMEDY 'THE END'

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Burt Reynolds directs and stars in the dark comedy THE END Year: 1978 Rating: ***1/2 Best remembered for the last half-hour involving Bu...

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NAMES BEHIND THE GROOVY COFFEE HOUSE BAND FROM 'BULLITT'

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Jazz Flautist Julie Iger Roseman imposed behind Steve McQueen in BULLITT A memorable yet dated scene in Peter Yates's cop classic BULLIT...