Richard Harris

  • Randa Haines – Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

    1991-2000DramaRanda HainesUSA
    Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
    Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

    Plot
    Richard Harris and Robert Duvall star in this low-key drama concerning a hard-drinking former sea captain (Richard Harris) who befriends a shy retired barber (Robert Duvall). Though their polar-opposite personalities find the relationship slow going at first, roguish Frank (Harris) and gentle Walter (Duvall) soon develop a close friendship as they pass the days with conversation. As death looms near and their pasts seem to evaporate into the air with the passing of each day, the lonely souls find comfort in each other’s company until their fragile friendship is shattered. When Frank insults a waitress (Sandra Bullock) with whom Walter harbors a protective friendship, Walter makes the decision to cut his ties with loutish Frank. Forced to reevaluate their friendship, the two lonely souls attempt to find meaning in their lives as their chances for connecting with the outside world grows ever more dim.Read More »

  • Frank Tashlin – Caprice (1967)

    1961-1970ComedyFrank TashlinThrillerUSA

    Industrial spy Patricia Fowler (Day) is hot on the trail of a secret formula with the power to change the world…by keeping ladies’ hair dry in the water! So important is this miracle hair spray that cosmetics operatives everywhere have mobilized to find it. But when Patricia crosses paths with sexy spy Christopher White (Harris), she discovers something much more sinister behind her quest…a plot that could cause bad-hair days the world over!Read More »

  • Tay Garnett – A Terrible Beauty (1960)

    1951-1960DramaTay GarnettUnited KingdomWar

    IMDB Reviewer:
    “The Night Fighters” is listed on IMDB under “A Terrible Beauty”, a deceiving title for a movie that has nothing to do with beauty. Considering it had been directed by the great Tay Garnett, and with a cast that included Robert Mitchum, Richard Harris, Ann Heywood, Cyril Cusak, and Dan O’Herlihy, among others, the early promise seemed to evaporate as we watched it.Read More »

  • George P. Cosmatos – The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

    1971-1980DramaGeorge P. CosmatosGermanyThriller

    Quote:
    At noon on October 25th, the Transcontinental Express left Geneva Station with almost one thousand people aboard. Their destination: Basel, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. No one arrived.

    “Outbreak” meets “The Runaway Train” as a motley group of passengers are quarantined on a train destined to prevent the spread of the disease at the cost of their lives. Government intrigue, international smuggling, and the legend of the Cassandra Crossing add to the suspense.Read More »

  • Gillies MacKinnon – Trojan Eddie (1996)

    1991-2000ComedyDramaGillies MacKinnonIreland

    Quote:
    Eddie, a small town ex-con, discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own. What he didn’t bargain for, was the murder and mayhem along the way.Read More »

  • Lindsay Anderson – This Sporting Life (1963)

    Drama1961-1970ClassicsLindsay AndersonUnited Kingdom

    Synopsis:
    In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver’s, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, and this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.Read More »

  • Richard C. Sarafian – Man in the Wilderness (1971)

    1971-1980ActionRichard C. SarafianUSAWestern

    Synopsis:
    In the early 1800’s, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide he’s a goner and leave him behind to die. When he recovers instead, he swears revenge on them and tracks them and their paranoiac expedition leader down.Read More »

  • Elliot Silverstein – A Man Called Horse (1970)

    1961-1970ClassicsElliot SilversteinUSAWestern

    Synopsis:
    During the early 1800s, English Lord John Morgan is hunting in the Dakotas but he is captured by a group of Sioux warriors. Morgan’s guides are killed but he is spared by Sioux chief Yellow Hand who marvels at Morgan’s blond hair.Brought to Yellow Hand’s tribal village, Morgan has to endure physical abuse and mockery at the hands of women and children who consider Morgan to be a wild horse.Restrained by a rope around his neck, Morgan is given as a gift to an old squaw, Buffalo Cow Head, to be her slave and help her with daily chores.Read More »

  • Anthony Mann – The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

    1961-1970ThrillerUnited KingdomWar

    During World War II, Norway was occupied by Germany. In the deep fjords, the Nazis worked on a revolutionary new type of weapon; one which, theoretically, could destroy all life. Here, the Nazis’ scientists tried to produce “heavy water”; a vital component in the making of an atomic bomb. A weapon which would win the war for Germany. Norwegian resistance learns of it, and the allied are alerted. But will they have time and opportunity to stop this from happening?Read More »

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