Joseph Sargent

  • Joseph Sargent – White Lightning (1973)

    1971-1980ActionJoseph SargentUSA

    Perfecting his good ol’ boy screen persona, Burt Reynolds makes a mighty fine southern hero in 1973’s “White Lightning,” a roughhouse revenge picture that makes the most out of its star’s mischievous charms and Arkansas locations. Directed by Joseph Sargent and scripted by William Norton, “White Lightning” doesn’t sustain its excitability, but the first hour packs quite a punch, setting up a suitably enraged story that gives Reynolds plenty to work with as the movie unleashes all sorts of car chases and collisions of masculinity.Read More »

  • Joseph Sargent – Day One (1989)

    1981-1990DramaHiroshima at 75Joseph SargentTVUSA

    The complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves. Assigned to oversee the project, Groves chooses Oppenheimer to build the historic bomb. However, when World War II inspires the government to use the weapon, Szilard reconsiders his opinions about atomic warfare.Read More »

  • Joseph Sargent – The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

    USA1971-1980CrimeJoseph SargentThriller

    Right under everyone’s noses, a determined gang of four colour-coded and armed-to-the-teeth criminals manage to take over New York City’s Pelham 1-2-3 subway train. In a confined metro rail coach crammed with eighteen helpless passengers, the ruthless criminals threaten to start killing one hostage a minute, unless a massive one-million-dollar ransom in cash is delivered within an hour. Under those circumstances, a frenzied race against time begins, as the gruff Transit Authority police lieutenant, Zachary Garber, tries to outwit his cunning adversary, Mr Blue. However, above the surface, chaos reigns. Will they deliver the money in time before the first man dies?Read More »

  • Joseph Sargent – Goldengirl (1979)

    1971-1980DramaJoseph SargentSci-FiUSA


    A German doctor tries to prove his theory that people are evolving to be taller by making a “superwoman” of his daughter thru diet, exercise, and conditioning to run in the Olympics. Unfortunately she doesnt turn into a homicidal monster like Barbara Carrera in “Embryo,” although she does get cranky.Read More »

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