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The Frisco Kid (1979) Robert Aldrich, Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Comedy, Western, Drama
A rabbi from Poland goes to America to lead a Jewish community. When he arrives in America he is hijacked and has to work his way across the country. Read More »
Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. Read More »
Hanky Panky (1982) Sidney Poitier, Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Architect Michael Jordan, a Chicago Architect, is New York on business. A beautiful stranger identifying herself as Janet Dunn, runs into the taxi cab he’s using. Read More »
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) Bud Yorkin, Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Comedy, History
An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. Read More »
George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Read More »
Originally an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of “rhinoceritis.” Or is it something else entirely? But, why are they turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society?
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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975) Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Comic actor Gene Wilder made his debut as a writer and director in this period comedy in which he plays Sigerson Holmes, the older bother of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. For years, Sigerson has been living in his little brother’s shadow, and he is convinced that he must constantly prove his superiority to his brother in all things at all times. Of course, he often fails, but one can’t argue with his determination.
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Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing different things together, instead of staying home with their wives. When the wives find out that the games stopped some time ago, they are a quite upset. Just what have they been doing on Thursday nights.
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Funny About Love (1990) Leonard Nimoy, Gene Wilder, Christine Lahti, Mary Stuart Masterson, Comedy, Romance
When Duffy Bergman, a New York cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry – yet love alone isn’t enough to make them happy. Meg decides she wants to have a baby, a goal that initially makes Duffy frantic, but soon becomes his most important desire as well. When they are unable to have a baby, Meg begins concentrating on her career and the two slowly drift apart – eventually separating. Later, when Duffy is speaking at a convention of the Delta Gamma sorority, he reveals that the Delta Gamma girls have always been his dream girls – his Love Goddesses. There he meets the young and uninhibited Delta Gamma girl, Daphne Delillo. When Daphne moves to New York to work as a network sports reporter, their mutual attraction and Daphne’s spontaneity spark an adventurous new relationship for Duffy. Now Duffy must decide which is more valuable to him – the relationship he has given up, or the relationship he has always dreamed of having.
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