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Playing for Time (1980) Daniel Mann, Joseph Sargent, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Drama, Music
In World War II, the Jewish French musician and cabaret singer Fania Fenelon Goldstein is sent by the Nazis from Paris to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Read More »
One Spy Too Many (1966) Joseph Sargent, Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Rip Torn, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Action, Thriller
Megalomaniac Alexander wants to be like Alexander The Great. His plan is to commit the world’s greatest crimes to expand his industrial empire. Read More »
The Karen Carpenter Story (1989) Joseph Sargent, Richard Carpenter, Cynthia Gibb, Mitchell Anderson, Peter Michael Goetz, Drama
As the real-life Carpenters singing group is heard on the sound track, Cynthia Gibb stars as Karen Carpenter, with Mitchell Anderson costarring as her brother Richard. Read More »
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) Joseph Sargent, Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America’s nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.
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Jaws: The Revenge (1987) Joseph Sargent, Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
The family of widow Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) has long been plagued by shark attacks, and this unfortunate association continues when her son is the victim of a massive great white. In mourning, Ellen goes to visit her other son, Michael (Lance Guest), in the Bahamas, where she meets the charming Hoagie Newcombe (Michael Caine). As Ellen and Hoagie begin a relationship, a huge shark appears off the coast of the island, and Ellen’s trouble with the great whites begins again.
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White Lightning (1973) Joseph Sargent, Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Action, Drama, Crime
When the police pick up Gator McKlusky for running moonshine, they agree to let him out of jail if he will help them capture the key figures in his moonshine operation. Since the suspected ring leader is the man who killed Gator’s little brother, he agrees to help out the cops to get himself out of prison and get his revenge.
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) Joseph Sargent, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Action, Crime, Thriller
Four seemingly-unrelated men board subway train Pelham 1:23 at successive stations. Mr. Blue, Mr. Green, Mr. Grey and Mr. Brown are heavily armed and overpower the motorman and novice conductor to take control of the train. Between stations they separate the front car from the remainder of the train, setting passengers in the back cars and the motorman free. The four demand $1 million ransom within exactly one hour for the remaining eighteen hostages, including the conductor. If their demands are not met in time or their directions are not followed precisely, they will begin to shoot hostages dead, one every minute the money is late. Wisecracking Lt. Zach Garber of the transit police ends up being the primary communicator between the hijackers and the authorities, which includes transit operations, his own police force, the NYPD, and the unpopular and currently flu ridden mayor who will make the ultimate decision of whether to pay the ransom.
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