The Hard Way

1979 Incorporated Television Company Directed and Produced by Michael Dryhurst Executive Producer: John Boorman Screenplay by Kevin Grogan/Richard F. Tombleson It’s not an original story for a crime thriller. An aging hitman wants to retire and live out the rest of his days in peace and isolation, quietly contemplating a life wasted. But his boss […]

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Silver Streak

1976 20th Century Fox Directed by Arthur Hiller Produced by Thomas L. Miller/Edward K. Milkis Written by Colin Higgins Music by Henry Mancini For most people “The” Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder Movie is “Stir Crazy.” But lemme ask you this: outside of the “Dat’s right, we bad, we bad” scene, how much of the movie’s plot […]

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The Phantom

1996 Paramount Pictures/The Ladd Company/Village Roadshow Pictures Produced by Robert Evans and Alan Ladd, Jr. Directed by Simon Wincer Written by Jeffrey Boam Based on “The Phantom” created by Lee Falk Music by David Newman Cinematography by David Burr Edited by O. Nicholas Brown/Bryan H. Carroll I have absolutely no idea why some movies become […]

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