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Buddy Buddy (1981)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 7 out of 10

4-Word Review: Suicidal man hampers hit.

Trabucco (Walter Matthau) checks into a hotel intent on completing a hit by shooting a mob informant before he can testify at trial. 528 more words


Secrecy and Lies: Charade (1963)

“I’m getting a divorce,” Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) announces at the beginning of the 1963 film Charade. Although her friend Sylvie (Dominique Minot) thinks Regina would be foolish to leave her wealthy husband, Charles, and thereby give up her luxurious lifestyle, she’s too unhappy to remain married to him any longer. 625 more words


The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

A ruthless gang with colour coded pseudonyms and automatic weapons hijack a New York subway train in this hugely entertaining heist movie.

Walter Matthau is at his sardonic best as the transport cop in charge of the situation, with Robert Shaw as the coldblooded mercenary heading the hijackers which include Hector Elizondo as the obligatory psychotic loose cannon. 61 more words


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Special Features

  1. Video introduction featuring interviews with director Ronald Neame and novelist and screenwriter Brian Garfield
  2. Original theatrical trailer and teaser…
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Ronald Neame

October 1: Happy Birthday Julie Andrews and Brie Larson

Dame Julie Andrews celebrates her 81st birthday today.  She had a classical/operatic voice teacher, but went into musical theater, feeling her voice was too light for opera.  1,338 more words

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October 1 in history

331 BC Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

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🎞 My review of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (United Artists, 1974)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (United Artists, 1974)(imdb.com)

Directed by Joseph Sargent. With Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo. In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers.

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