Tag Archives: Ned Beatty
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) Joel Schumacher, Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The Trouble with Spies (1987) Burt Kennedy, Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty, Ruth Gordon, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two lads in Edinburgh embark on a non-violent spree of robberies. They dress up in clown masks and act as modern highwaymen, robbing coach loads of tourists in the highlands. In the process they become folk heroes to the locals. Their adventures make for a whimsical and gentle comedy, in the Bill Forsyth vein.
Two inmates of a mental institution, a man named Daniel and a woman named Jennifer, who are not as ill as the psychiatrists at the institution perceive them to be, seek to escape and make lives for themselves together in the world at large.
Unemployed journalist Jack Brown (Richard Pryor) is attempting to make ends meet as the night janitor in a ritzy department store owned by Louisiana millionaire U.S. Bates (Jackie Gleason). On his annual visit to his father’s store, Bates’ pampered son, Eric (Scott Schwartz), is told he can choose one item in the toy department. To everyone’s horror, he chooses Jack. Paid handsomely to spend one week with the troublesome kid, Jack soon discovers the roots of Eric’s bad behavior.
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.
Physical Evidence (1989) Michael Crichton, Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Extortionist Jake Farley is found strangled, and the clues lead directly to former detective Joe Paris, who insists on his innocence but can’t provide an alibi. Public defendant Jenny Hudson gets the case, but has problems unravelling the case, complicated by the fact that virtually everyone hated Farley, and Paris has a few enemies as well. She rejects the prosecution’s offers to plea bargain, but meanwhile the witnesses she finds are discredited or silenced, and an unidentified patrol car shadows Paris and Hudson wherever they go.
Nick is desperate, holed up in a cheap hotel, suffering from an ulcer and convinced that a local mobster wants him killed. He calls Mikey, his friend since childhood, but when Mikey arrives, Nick won’t let him in: his moods swing. So begins a long night as Mike tries to take care of Nick, calm him down and get him out of town. Their sojourn – on foot and in a city bus – takes them to a bar, a club, toward a movie theater, to the cemetery where Nick’s mom is buried, and to Nick’s girlfriend’s apartment. Tempers fray and the friendship is tested. Meanwhile, a hit man who’s getting information from someone is indeed looking for Nick.