Tag Archives: Ryan O’Neal

Wild Rovers (1971) Blake Edwards, William Holden, Ryan O’Neal, Karl Malden, Western

Wild Rovers (1971)
Ross Bodine and Frank Post are cowhands on Walt Buckman’s R-Bar-R ranch. Bodine is older and broods a bit about how he will get along when he’s too old to cowboy. Post is young and rambunctious and ambitious for a better life than wrangling cows. When one of their fellow cowboys is killed in a corral accident, Post suggests a way into a better life for himself and his friend: robbing a bank. Bodine reluctantly joins in the plan and the two contrive to rob the local bank. They make good their escape initially, but Walt Buckman and his two sons, John and Paul, are incensed at this betrayal by their own trusted employees. John and Paul set out to bring Bodine and Post to justice.
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Oliver’s Story (1978) John Korty, Ryan O’Neal, Candice Bergen, Nicola Pagett, Drama, Romance

Oliver's Story 1978
In this sequel to the immensely popular tearjerker LOVE STORY, Ryan O’Neal reprises his role as poor little rich boy Oliver Barrett. This time, Oliver’s in love with someone every bit as wealthy as he is–the recently divorced career woman Marcie Bonwit (Candice Bergen). The two young professionals are perfectly suited for each other yet shy away from commitment due to their respective losses. But as the couple edge closer and closer to a relationship, they begin to once again embrace life and and the possibility of new love.
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A Bridge Too Far (1977) Richard Attenborough, Sean Connery, Ryan O’Neal, Michael Caine, Drama, History, War

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of WW2 by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for US airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far.
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The Big Bounce (1969) Alex March, Ryan O’Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin, Drama

The Big Bounce (Alex March, 1969)
Jack Ryan is a young Vietnam veteran with a criminal record, who gets fired from his job as a migrant laborer on a California produce farm run by the mean-spirited camp manager Bob Rodgers. Ryan then meets and teams up with the seductive Nancy Barker the secretary and mistress to the unscrupulous owner Ray Ritchie. When Ryan takes another job as a cleaner at a local motel owned by Sam Mirakian a local justice-of-the-peace, Nancy again approaches Ryan to help her rob Ritchie’s safe in his house which allegedly has $50,000 of payroll money. Ryan reluctantly agrees to help with the heist, but becomes highly distrustful of Nancy, suspecting she may double-cross him to keep all the money for herself, and vice versa with her over him.
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What’s Up Doc? (1972) Peter Bogdanovich, Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn, Comedy, Romance

What's Up Doc (1972)
Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassing him. At the same time a woman has her jewels stolen and a government whistle blower arrives with his stolen top secret papers. All, of course have the same style and color overnight bag.
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