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The Toy (1982) Richard Donner, Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Comedy

The Toy (1982)
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.

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Physical Evidence (1989) Michael Crichton, Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Physical Evidence (1989)
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.

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Mikey & Nicky (1976) Elaine May, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty

Mikey & Nicky (1976)
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.

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