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Ted Kotcheff – Billy Two Hats (1974)

Synopsis:
When someone gets killed during a bank robbery by Deans, half-breed Billy Two Hats and their partner, the robbers flee. Sheriff Gifford tracks the robbers, killing one of them and capturing Billy. Deans escapes, but during a successful plot to free Billy from the Sheriff, Deans is shot, leaving him unable to walk or ride a horse. Billy, not wanting to abandon his friend, builds an Indian cot to drag Deans behind the horse. With the Sheriff hot on their trail, Deans and Billy try to stay one step ahead of the many obstacles which threaten their lives and freedom Read More »

Ulu Grosbard – Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)

Quote:
Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him. Read More »

Ronald Neame – Escape from Zahrain (1962)

Synopsis from allmovie.com:
Essentially a chase film from beginning to end, this standard adventure yarn by director Ronald Neame is set in “Zahrain,” a barely-disguised Middle Eastern nation. Sharif (Yul Brynner) is a rebel who has taken up arms against the country’s corrupt government and the forces of Western imperialism. Now he and a small party of supporters (one a kidnapped woman about to become a supporter) take off across the desert with soldiers in hot pursuit. As the group flees through untamed country, there are brief moments of respite but no immediate escape in sight. –Eleanor Mannikka Read More »

Ted Kotcheff – The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

Richard Dreyfuss put himself on the map with his performance in this movie about how ambition and greed can drive someone at the expense of his own happiness. Duddy Kravitz (Dreyfuss) is an 18-year-old Jewish kid from Montreal whose mother is dead, and whose father drives a cab and does a little pimping on the side to pay the bills and send Duddy’s older brother to medical school. Duddy has bigger dreams, and he does everything from producing films of bar mitzvahs to attempting to buy real estate to (unknowingly) smuggling heroin in order to strike it rich. Along the way, however, he alienates his girlfriend, drives his grandfather to despair, loses all his friends, and even paralyzes his best employee, while making himself more and more miserable. Duddy’s desire to be a success is easy to understand, which makes this potentially unlikable character forgivable, and the film’s gallery of details and characters adds realism and energy to the story. – All Movie Guide Read More »