A circus musician from Moscow (Robin Williams) on a tour of New York suddenly decides to defect. His initiation into the "land of opportunity" is a series of comic reactions and wide-eyed optimism mixed with homesickness.
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A Russian circus musician defects to the United States and settles in New York City. Alternately touching and funny!
A Vietnam veteran in business for himself discovers a contract has been put out on him by the mob.
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New recruit Zankie (Alex Cord) is turned over to inmate Ben (Chuck Connors) and pals (Bernie Hamilton, Alejandro Rey, et al) for his drug-rehab haircut, in writer-director Richard Quine's Synanon, 1965.
Early on, Richard Conte as Reid introduces founder Chuck Dederich (Edmond O'Brien), followed by Eartha Kitt (as Betty,) who testifies on her addiction, from Richard Quine's fact-based Synanon, 1965.
High-ranking ex-addict Reid (Richard Conte) running the game, with Zankie (Alex Cord), Ben (Chuck Connors) and others, focusing on Joanie (Stella Stevens), sexism not a concern, in Richard Quine's Synanon, 1965.
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Moscow on the Hudson -- Robin Williams portrays a Russian musician who defects in Bloomingdales, beginning the bumpy road to his American dream.
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Robin Williams will make you laugh and cry as a freedom-loving Soviet defector in this brilliant, thought-provoking romantic comedy. Circus saxophonist Vladimir Ivanoff (Williams) suddenly defects from his touring troupe in that temple of Western decadence - Bloomingdale's. Fleeing the K.G.B., Vladimir wins asylum and moves into the crowded Harlem flat of black security guard Lionel Witherspoon (Cleavant Derricks). Soon he has found both a voluptuous Italian lover Lucia Lombardo (Maria ConchitaAlonso), and a shrewd Cuban lawyer Orlando Ramirez (Alejandro Rey). Though Vladimir learns that life in America can be cold and even painful, he grows to love this strange and wondrous new land. Director Paul Mazursky has truly transformed Vladimir's declaration of independence into a very memorable film.
When a Russian musician defects in New York, he finds adjusting to his new life in America more difficult than he could have imagined.
Robin Williams portrays a Russian musician who defects in Bloomingdales, beginning the bumpy road to his American dream.
William Peter Blatty ("The Exorcist") writes and directs this taut, off-beat psychological thriller starring Stacy Keach ("Mike Hammer") as a straight-laced, by-the-book Marine psychiatrist who comes to help treat a group of insane ex-GIs kept imprisoned in an old castle. Keach and the off-the-wall resident physician (Ed Flanders, "St. Elsewhere") are in charge of keeping the inmates under control, but everyone soon learns that the psychiatrist may be crazier than all the inmates combined, as an intricate plot of identity and intrigue emerges. Also starring Moses Gunn ("Heartbreak Ridge"), Robert Loggia ("Big") and Alejandro Rey ("The Flying Nun"). Leonard Maltin calls this film "hilarious yet thought-provoking, with endlessly quotable dialogue." People Magazine calls it "the finest large-scale American surrealist film ever made." Nominated for three Golden Globe Awards (including Best Picture) and winner for Best Writing.
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Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Michael Caine ("Hannah And Her Sisters," "Little Voice"), Katherine Ross ("The Graduate," "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid") and Richard Chamberlain ("The Thorn Birds," "Shogun") star in Irwin Allen's doomsday epic which pits an all-star cast against an invasion of bees by the millions!
Irwin Allen's doomsday epic pits an all-star cast against a North American invasion of killer bees!
Michael Caine, Katherine Ross and Richard Chamberlain star in Irwin Allen's doomsday epic which pits an all-star cast against an invasion of bees by the millions!
The team hopes to rescue American intelligence agents who are imprisoned on an island.
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Sister Bertrille plummets to a jungle island when the wind drops, her cornette limp and torn. She is frightened by a naked footprint and meets Carlos Ramirez. Swearing revenge, he reports that April Chance, resenting his advances, threw him off his yacht. With Carlos mostly a hindrance, Sister Bertrille uses $100 bills for tinder, sets a signal fire and cooks fish. As each sets out to find fresh water, Sister Bertrille is petrified by a mud-covered creature emerging from a tide pool, who proves to be April Chance. Sister Bertrille knows she must keep her away from Carlos, especially when she learns the yacht sank. Carlos patches up the cornette but it's too limp to fly. He greases himself with sap for a swim to the next island, attracting clouds of flies. Sister Bertrille starches her cornette into flying condition with coconut milk. Then April and Carlos meet and epithets and missiles start flying. Sister Bertrille, mired in quicksand, refuses rescue unless they make up. She is almost under when they forgive each other and Carlos remembers insurance will cover the yacht. Putting Carlos on his honor, Sister Bertrille takes off for the convent. As he reaches for April, Sister Bertrille scolds him from the sky.
During a convent picnic, Raffles, a dog, runs off with a purse. His master, the Gypsy, is hauled to jail. Raffles joins the picnic and coaxes shy little Jamie into the games. No pets are allowed at San Tanco, but Sister Bertrille lets Raffles follow them home. Mother Superior makes a temporary exception when she sees Raffles winning over Jamie. The dog, trained to fetch, retrieves a ball, and another purse. Jamie and Sister Bertrille can't reform Raffles. Sister Bertrille and Sister Jacqueline set out to return Raffles' big haul -- six purses. The car gets a flat tire and they panic at Officer Peralta's approach. Later, he can't explain the six purses in his squad car to his sergeant. Mother Superior decides Raffles must go to the pound if his owner doesn't respond to a "Lost Dog" ad. The Gypsy bids farewell to his cellmate, the Earl, and takes the paper with the ads. The Sisters spray purses with dog repellent, but Raffles lifts Monsignor Houk's wallet. Sister Bertrille prepares to take him to the pound, first flying up to return the Monsignor's wallet. The Gypsy finds the Sisters' ad, but Raffles is gone. Carmelita reports Jamie gone too. Sister Bertrille finds them and Raffles is reunited with his master. Later, Sister Bertrille reports the Gypsy has a good job and Raffles hasn't touched a purse or wallet in weeks. Then she finds a pile of hubcaps in the car.
As a prize for the best students, Carlos Ramirez invites Bridgett Faulkner and Joel Bascomb to dinner. Bridgett, 15, aware of being homely, refuses and bucktoothed Joel, 13, follows her example, but Sister Bertrille persuades them to go. At the restaurant, Carlos teaches Bridgett to dance. When Bridgett compares herself to beautiful Candy Cain, Carlos tells her Candy was once an unhappy, skinny teenager. Bridgett, who came from Ireland with her fisherman father, tells Carlos he loved to dance. She pronounces the Irish blessing "...May the wind be always at your back..." Touched, Carlos kisses her hand. Infatuated, Bridgett tries to improve her looks with mudpacks and ironed hair. Worried when Bridgett neglects a paper needed for a scholarship, Joel reports to Sister Bertrille. She asks Carlos to explain things to Bridgett. Emulating Candy, Bridgett arrives to lunch with Carlos in high heels and mini skirt. When Candy appears, Bridgett feels Carlos only pitied her. Sister Bertrille discusses Bridgett's unhappiness with Mother Superior. Bridgett feels Joel betrayed her. Joel wants Bridgett to get the scholarship, hoping to join her later. He follows Sister Bertrille's suggestion and offers Bridgett a shell, telling her how he feels about her. Breaking in on Carlos' date with Candy, Sister Bertrille persuades him to give a party. Bridgett, suddenly mature, reaches an understanding with Carlos. Joel, enjoying his dance with Janet, Carlos' niece, closes his eyes and crashes into the drums. Later, as Bridgett leaves for college, everyone sends her off with the Irish blessing.
Although Carlos Ramirez is on maneuvers with the Marine Corps Reserve, he doesn't change his style of living with steaks, champagne and pretty girls. The tough commanding officer, Captain Dolger, learns Ginger, the pretty redhead, slipped through security on Carlos' yacht and makes plans to court-martial him. Carlos finds that the Captain and Mother Superior are old friends and sends an SOS to Sr. Bertrille. Mother Superior reluctantly allows her to go to Carlos' aid. Her approach is tracked by radar and she is fired upon, but fortunately with blank ammunition. Somewhat shaken, Sr. Bertrille talks to Carlos but is discovered by the Captain. He can't believe she flew over and thinks she is working with Headquarters to test his outfit's security. Although Mother Superior confirms Sr. Bertrille's story, the Captain still thinks it's a plot and asks Sr. Bertrille to fly, but she can't, there is no wind. The opposing Aggressor's landing craft is sighted and the Captain hurries to action. Carlos insists Sr. Bertrille escape. She goes aloft, spots another Aggressor force approaching from another direction and alerts Carlos. The Captain doesn't believe Carlos but is convinced when he spots Sr. Bertrille soaring overhead. He deploys four units who capture the Aggressors. The maneuvers successfully concluded, the Captain is shattered to find one of Carlos' girl friends in an Aggressor uniform.
The sisters of San Tanco learn the convent is heir to a legacy, then find all that's left is a contract on Mike Sevre, a fighter known as the Buffalo Buzzsaw. With no money and nowhere to go, Mike insists on staying at the convent. He moves into a gardener's cottage, and makes himself useful at odd jobs, entertaining the children and gourmet cooking. Although Carlos Ramirez tells Sister Bertrille that Mike won only three fights, she hopes the proceeds of just one fight will pay to rewire the convent. Sister Bertrille talks Carlos into becoming Mike's manager, and the children set up a training program to get him in shape. Sister Bertrille even flies a little to help. Sparring with Carlos, Mike at first refuses to hit him, but finally knocks him out with a one-two. Carlos schedules Mike against El Carnicero (the butcher). Mike overhears Mother Superior and Sister Bertrille's plans to sell his contract. Hurt, he disappears but Sister Bertrille flies out to find him. Mike declares he's always been traded around, and nobody considers his feelings. Sister Bertrille explains she wanted to find a manager who might build him up, even get him a shot at a title. Stunned when Mike reveals he hates to hurt his opponent, Sister Bertrille reminds him of his knockout punch, which Carlos didn't even feel. At the crucial moment of the fight, the wiring fails at the convent. Then they learn that Mike, closing his eyes, knocked out El Carnicero. Mike and Carlos donate their share to the convent, which gives Mike back his contract. Mike announces he's retiring from the ring to work as a chef for Carlos.
Little Linda Shapiro visits her godfather, Carlos Ramirez. When Carlos is called away on urgent business, Sister Bertrille takes Linda to stay at the convent. Linda is shy with the children and Sister Bertrille takes her along as her assistant on her parish visits. They read to a blind man, repair children's toys, and help an overworked mother with her babies. Linda is impressed by all her friends and awed when Sister Bertrille flies up to return a baby bird to its nest. Carlos returns to find Linda in a makeshift nun's habit, set on being Sister Shapiro. Nobody can dissuade her and Carlos is frantic because Linda's parents are coming. To get Linda to change her mind, Sister Bertrille puts her on the nuns' assignment list, scrubbing floors and peeling onions. Linda determines never to leave the convent, except maybe for her brother's Bar Mitzvah. Even Linda's parents can't persuade her to leave. Then Sister Bertrille tells her it was just a game to make her happy. Thoroughly disillusioned, Linda prepares to go. To convince her she didn't always want to be a nun, Sister Bertrille shows movies of her life as a teenager. Linda decides she'll always want to help people, but will be herself first. At the airport, she leaves her surfboard for the children. Everyone stares as Sister Bertrille strides through, with the surfboard balanced on her head.
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