Alan Arkin, dressed like a sea captain, aimlessly sails the American highways in his 18 wheeler mumbling manic, southern accented non sequiturs; carnivalizing roadside stops and happenstance towns while out-wierding cops and weigh stations with his new cryptic, overcoated hitchhiker buddy.
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David and Albert Maysles directed this cinema-verite portrait of Joseph E. Levine, the blustery producer and distributor whose works ranged from the sublime (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Contempt and Carnal Knowledge) to the ridiculous (The Carpetbaggers and Santa Claus Conquers The Martians).
TV film about an aspiring political writer who is pressured by her editor to take over a Hollywood gossip column.
Filled with anachronisms and rip offs from “The ‘A’ Team” and “The Dirty Dozen” – It’s 1942 in Manila and an American saloon owner organizes a misfit group to fight in WWII.
The bellboy aspires to be a private eye and is reading a book to learn the trade. The ‘suspicious’ activities of women in the hotel give him a chance to practice his skills. Surprise! They are representatives of a lingerie manufacturer. To investigate further, he poses as a potential buyer, and the women take turns modeling their wares. This includes demonstrations of how easily the garments come off – making this a film destined for softcore movie palaces in the ’60s.
Luke Barret loses his memory after a bullet grazed his head in a shoot-out in the wild West. Trying to discover the man who tried to kill him, he will discover he is a paid gunman too, and terrible truths about his family.
In this well-regarded film noir thriller, Joe Barron is a police detective who lives beset by debt. When he discovers the lucrative business of a drug dealer, he manages to find out where he keeps money in order to steal and put an end to their economic problems.
The rise and fall of a popular entertainer provides the basis of this musical drama. Harry Raymond begins his career with nothing but his ambition, his talent and the support of friends and loved ones. Eventually he hits the big time and becomes a star. Unfortunately with stardom comes arrogance and selfishness and he disdains his lowly but loyal lover and pals to hang out with the upper crust.