Tag Archives: Warren Oates
Blue Thunder (1983) John Badham, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The Year is 1860 and the town is New Orleans. A handsome brothel slave named Drum (Ken Norton) is bought by the scheming plantation owner, Hammond Maxwell (Warren Oates) for the sole purpose of siring beautiful slave children. Maxwell will sell the children for up to three dollars each in the market. But others have designs on the attractive, powerful slave too, and many of them are women…
Duke and Boots, two young thugs, hold up a California gas-station owner. Duke, viral and savage, taunts the slower and psychologically-confused Boots because he has never made a sexual conquest. Duke offers to seduce a woman for Boots and the pair force a passing motorist to pursue a sports car driven by Ann Carlyle, the lustful wife of a insurance-company executive who has some desires of her own not being met by her husband.
Dillinger (1973) John Milius, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Action, Biography, Crime
After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger’s bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him.
Bickford Waner, an apparently naive young man from Fort Worth, arrives in the tiny Texas town of Dime Box and takes on a variety of menial jobs. He’s befriended by Reese Ford and his wife Molly, but before long Molly has seduced Bickford. Only with the arrival of Bickford’s former girlfriend Janet Conforto is it revealed that Bickford is actually the notorious train robber Kid Blue. Humiliated by a scandal arising from his affair with his friend’s wife, Bickford gives up on going straight and plots a crime.
The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973) Bud Yorkin, Ryan O’Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Comedy, Romance
Frank Mansfield has wanted to win the Cockfighter of the Year medal for ages. Frank never speaks. After shooting his mouth off one too many times then losing a champion rooster in a casual hotel room cockfight, he swore never to speak again until he’s won that award… He makes a bet with old crony Jack to be settled at the upcoming meet. Frank puts his car and his trailer on the line; he loses. Jack gets the trailer, and Frank’s part-time girlfriend who goes with it. Frank’s long-time girlfriend Mary Elizabeth wants him to get serious and settle down. But Frank has to raise some money for a new cock – $500 – then he can form a partnership with fellow cocksman Omar Baradansky and make another try for that medal…
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Sam Peckinpah, Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Action, Crime, Drama
A family scandal causes a wealthy and powerful Mexican rancher to make the pronouncement–‘Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!’ Two of the bounty-hunters thus dispatched encounter a local piano-player in their hunt for information. The piano-player does a little investigating on his own and finds out that his girlfriend knows of Garcia’s death and last resting place. Thinking that he can make some easy money and gain financial security for he and his (now) fiancée, they set off on this goal. Of course, this quest only brings him untold misery, in the form of trademark Peckinpah violence.