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Paper Chase, ThePaper Chase, The (1973) Recommended
Dir. James Bridges
Feat. Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman
Terrified Harvard Law students square off against the magnificent John Houseman (Oscar winner for his role as the professor from hell) in this well…
RollerballRollerball (1975)
Dir. Norman Jewison
Feat. James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams
The title refers to a violent sport in a corrupt, totalitarian future society where all forms of violence have been outlawed. Influenced by A…
3 Days of the Condor3 Days of the Condor (Three Days of the Condor) (1975)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson
A polished thriller from the heyday of the 70s conspiracy genre, with Robert Redford as the hunted CIA operative who knows 'too much'. Going on…
St. IvesSt. Ives (1976)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset
Enjoyable riff on 1940s private–eye noir (especially THE MALTESE FALCON), in which a wouldbe novelist–gumshoe (Bronson) gets way out of…
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (Mini-Series)Washington: Behind Closed Doors (Mini-Series) (1977)
Feat. Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards Jr., Stefanie Powers
Sharply written mini–series inspired by the Nixon administration tells the story of a power–hungry U.S. President, and the men he…
Cheap Detective, TheCheap Detective, The (1978)
Dir. Robert Moore
Feat. Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan
Neil Simon's spoof of Bogart detective movies, with Falk fitting comfortably into his raincoat. A mixed bag, but worthwhile for those…
My BodyguardMy Bodyguard (1980) Recommended
Dir. Tony Bill
Feat. Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon
A newcomer to a Chicago high school hires the biggest fellow student to be his 'bodyguard', especially to protect him from a lunch–money…
A Christmas Without SnowA Christmas Without Snow (1980)
Dir. John Korty
Feat. Michael Learned, John Houseman, James Cromwell
A divorced mother moves to San Francisco and joins the choir of a local church, lead by a curmudgeonly old gentleman who will accept nothing but…
Ghost StoryGhost Story (1981)
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Fred Astaire, Douglas Jr. Fairbanks, Melvyn Douglas
Eerie chiller based on the Peter Straub potboiler has four elderly gentlemen who are bound by a dark secret gather each week to tell each other…
Winds of War, The (Mini-series)Winds of War, The (Mini-series) (1983)
Dir. Dan Curtis
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent
Thorough and imposing wartime miniseries chronicling the width and breadth of events in the years leading up to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour in…

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