Aston (Robert Shaw), a quiet, reserved man, lives alone in a top-floor cluttered room of a small abandoned house in a poor London district. Read More »
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Terrorist organization Black September is planning an attack on the United States. Read More »
James Francis “Ginger” Coffey has no luck finding a job in his native Ireland and him being a dreamer, he decides the place to find a job is Canada. Read More »
The story of U.S. Army commander George Armstrong Custer, a flamboyant hero of the Civil War who later fought and was exterminated Read More »
A Town Called Bastard (1971) Robert Parrish, Irving Lerner, Telly Savalas, Robert Shaw, Stella Stevens
In 1895, in a small town ravaged by the Mexican Revolution, the revolutionary leader Aguila and his men massacre the town’s locals and the military garrison soldiers. Read More »
Young Winston (1972) Richard Attenborough, Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Peter Cellier, Biography, Drama, War
This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood years Read More »
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) Irving Lerner, Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Adventure, Drama
The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. Read More »
A Man for All Seasons (1966) Fred Zinnemann, Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Biography, Drama, History
The story takes place in 16th century England. But men like Sir Thomas More, who love life yet have the moral fiber to lay down their lives for their principles, are found in every century. Read More »
It’s a race against time for the police when they have to find a kidnapped boy imprisoned with a time bomb, after his abductor dies without revealing the child’s whereabouts.
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Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
It’s a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn’t sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy’s mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they’re going to need a bigger boat.
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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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Robin and Marian (1976) Richard Lester, Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Adventure, Drama, Romance
A sort of tragicomedy/adventure film, “Robin and Marian” picks up the Robin Hood legend some twenty years after most versions of the story, with Robin and his sidekick Little John returning to their old Sherwood haunts world-weary from the Crusades and their sickening brutality. They’re informed by former cohorts Friar Tuck and Will Scarlett that Maid Marian now lives at the nearby priory, where she has become an abbess. Marian greets Robin’s return with mixed feelings, but after he rescues her from his longtime enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, who tries to arrest her on religious grounds, the two become lovers once again.
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A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.
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