Tag Archives: 1970s

Yakusoku / The Rendezvous (1972) Kôichi Saitô, Keiko Kishi, Ken’ichi Hagiwara, Yoshie Minami, Drama

Yakusoku AKA The Rendezvous (1972)
During a long train ride heading north of Japan, a young man addresses an older woman in front of him. At first she doesn’t respond, but he finally gets her into a conversation when he offers her lunch. Thus begins Saito Koichi’s famous romantic thriller, Le Rendezvous. The woman turns out to be a murderer on parole, whist the man a runaway accused of assault and robbery. As it happens, the two soon fall in love. The woman asks the man to wait two years until she is released from jail. And he agress.

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The President’s Plane Is Missing (1973) Daryl Duke, Buddy Ebsen, Peter Graves, Arthur Kennedy, Drama

The President's Plane Is Missing (1973)
While on the brink of a military confrontation with China, Air Force One crashes in the desert, killing the President. This brings Vice-President Kermit Madigan to power who, having been left in the dark by the president, must now rely on his predecessor’s aides to guide him. But they have markedly different viewpoints and hidden agendas. Will he blunder his way into a nuclear exchange with the Chinese?

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