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The Outside Man (1972) Jacques Deray, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a French contract assassin hired by a Los Angeles crime family, ostensibly to perform a hit on some other mafia target. Read More »
He has been put up, and they need $100,000. To guard his wife’s political ambitions, Harry will not go to the authorities; rather, he excels them and then does not pay. Read More »
A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other’s throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Read More »
Blue Thunder (1983) John Badham, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Blue Thunder is a specially modified helicopter. It is for police work, but is armed and designed to counter street insurgencies. Read More »
Still of the Night (1982) Robert Benton, Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
George Bynum, a patient of Manhattan psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice, is brutally murdered. Read More »
The Seven-Ups (1973) Philip D’Antoni, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Victor Arnold, Action, Crime, Drama
Buddy Manucci (Roy Scheider) is a tough New York City cop who operates as part of an unconventional team called “The Seven-Ups” that uses drastic measures to bring criminals to justice.
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Jaws 2 (1978) Jeannot Szwarc, Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
The small island resort town of Amity is trying to bounce back from the financial troubles that suffered after becoming known as the site of shark attacks four years earlier. Mayor Larry Vaughn is welcoming developer Len Peterson and his new resort to Amity. Two scuba divers are exploring the area where the Orca sank after police chief Martin Brody killed a huge shark four years ago. A shark shows up and devoured the two divers, but not before one of the divers takes a close-up picture of the shark’s eye, and sometime later, while a mother is driving a boat that’s pulling her water-skiing teenage daughter, the shark devours the daughter and causes the mother to accidentally blow up the boat, then a killer whale is found on the shore with a huge bites on it. After Brody sees this, he knows there’s another huge great white shark in Amity’s waters, but Vaughn and Peterson explain these attacks away as non-shark accidents, because the thought of another shark in Amity’s waters would drive…
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The Russia House (1990) Fred Schepisi, Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Bartholomew “Barley” Scott Blair, a middle-aged and heavy-drinking head of a modest family-owned British publishing company, regularly attends book sales fairs in Moscow. On one such occasion, business friends cajole him into joining them on a drunken retreat to a dacha in the Moscow woods near Peredelkino. Discussion turns to politics, and Barley finds himself talking boldly of patriotism and courage, of a New World Order (this prior to the break-up of the Soviet Union), and an end to Cold-War tensions. One attentive listener (“Goethe” in the book, “Dante” in the film) asks him privately whether he truly believes in the possibility of such a world. Barley convincingly says that he does.
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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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Rufus Sinclair was a cranky old millionaire with a terrible fear of being buried alive. After his apparent death, clauses in his will meant to prevent his being buried alive are violated by his uncaring family, and soon a masked figure begins prowling the family’s Connecticut estate, slaughtering the family members one by one in a variety of separate, horrible ways.
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