Emmy-winner and Oscar-nominee Barbara Hershey ("Portrait of a Lady," "Hannah and Her Sisters") plays a free spirit who agrees to bear a child for a childless couple in this early look at the phenomenon of surrogate motherhood. Co-starring Scott Glenn ("The Silence of the Lambs," "The Right Stuff"), this is the first feature by director James Bridges ("Urban Cowboy," "The China Syndrome").
Satiric look at a serious subject. Con artists Gossett and Garner travel through the pre-civil war south scamming slave owners. Engaging.
Gaudy and mappy opening sequence followed by a big splash of on-location Northwest Frontier shots, from The Drum, 1938, (a.k.a. Drums) starring Sabu, directed by Zoltan Korda.
Moving right along, troops on the Northwest Frontier discover the natives have machine guns, the governor (Francis L. Sullivan) frets, and we meet Carruthers (Roger Livesey) operating under-cover in The Drum, 1938.
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A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society. In HD.
Set in the India of the British Raj. All the Indians are portrayed as untrustworthy, plotting to overthrow their British masters. The only 'loyal' Indian is Prince Azim who tries to warn the British of the impending revolt by tapping out messages on the Drum of the title.
Based on the hugely successful novel by Kyle Onstott, Mandingo takes the audience beyond the sentimentalized South of other films with uncompromising honesty and realism to show the true brutalizing nature of slavery, which made victims of both owner and slave. Heavyweight boxer Ken Norton makes his screen debut in the title role, with Perry King (Possession of Joel Delaney) as his white owner, friend, and eventual nemesis.
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