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M. Emmet Walsh


Films to Rent on DVD

Alice's RestaurantAlice's Restaurant (1969) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick
Loosely built around the adventures of hippie troubadour Arlo Guthrie (son of Woody and star of WOODSTOCK), as he wanders rural America asking…
What's Up Doc?What's Up Doc? (1972)
Dir. Peter Bogdanovich
Feat. Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn
Creditable homage to the screwball farces of Hawks and Sturges, with Barbara Streisand as the wildcard in the life of musicologist Ryan O’Neal.…
Slap ShotSlap Shot (1977) Recommended
Dir. George Roy Hill
Feat. Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean
Violent ice–hockey scenes jostle with profane humour in this ironic sports–flick based around a failing minor–league team, coached…
Straight TimeStraight Time (1978) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ulu Grosbard
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, M. Emmet Walsh, Harry Dean Stanton
Dustin Hoffman is brilliantly convincing as a convicted felon fighting a losing battle to go straight after a six year jail term, as are most aspects…
Ordinary PeopleOrdinary People (1980)
Dir. Robert Redford
Feat. Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch
Mary Tyler Moore contends with familial troubles of the well–heeled in Robert Redford's directing debut.
BrubakerBrubaker (1980)
Dir. Stuart Rosenberg
Feat. Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander
Straight–edged prison drama based around the true story of a warden who disguised himself as a convict in order to expose the corruptions of…
East of Eden (TV Mini-series)East of Eden (TV Mini-series) (1981)
Dir. Harvey Hart
Feat. Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner
Over six hours long, this sumptuous Emmy and Golden Globe winning mini–series, adapts Steinbeck’s quintessential novel "more fully and…
Blood SimpleBlood Simple (1984) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya
A humdinger debut from the Coen Brothers, who teasingly draw out the sinister activities of shady activities of shady rednecks before nailing things…
Missing in ActionMissing in Action (1984)
Dir. Joseph Zito
Feat. Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh
Simplistic but iconic 80s actioner, with Norris as a RAMBO–figure, a Vietnam Vet who returns to liberate POWs from their jungle hellholes.…
CrittersCritters (1986)
Dir. Stephen Herek
Feat. M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Zane
A gang of teeth–knashing alien fur–balls who have escaped from 'space prison' invade smalltown Kansas and terrorize the locals, cutting…

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