Tom Wolfe's factual account of the brave men who participated in the early years of our space program. Nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!
Edward G. Robinson heads an all-star cast in the life-and-death medical drama Operation Heartbeat, co-starring Kim Stanley, Maurice Evans, Kevin McCarthy and Shelley Fabares. Lawsuits fly when a widow (Stanley) believes a gifted surgeon (Richard Bradford) allowed her husband to die so his heart could be transplanted into the doctor's ailing mentor and friend (Robinson). Operation Heartbeat was the pilot movie for the TV series Medical Center. And while James Daly would continue as chief of staff Dr. Paul Lochner, Chad Everett would replace Bradford as UMC's brilliant professor of surgery Dr. Joe Gannon. The seven-season Medical Center would tie Marcus Welby, M.D. as the longest-running medical drama in TV history until the 15-season-run of ER took the crown.
Harper Lee's great story of a Southern lawyer's children facing hatred when their father defends a black man accused of rape. Oscar-winning performance by Peck!
Vignettes from an afternoon depicting the factual affair between actress Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange) and married playwright Clifford Odets (Jeffrey DeMunn), from Frances, 1982.
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Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his brilliant portrayal of a Southern lawyer who compassionately defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Winner of four Academy Awards for its technical achievements, and nominated for Best Picture, this adaptation of Tom Wolfe's bestseller appeared on almost every "Top Ten" Best Picture list for 1983. Featuring an all-star cast including Golden Globe-nominee Dennis Quaid ("Yours, Mine and Hours," "In Good Company"), Academy Award and Emmy- nominee and Golden Globe-winner Ed Harris ("A History of Violence," "A Beautiful Mind"), Scott Glenn ("Training Day," "Vertical Limit"), Academy Award-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Barbara Hershey ("Falling Down," "Hoosiers") and acclaimed playwright-actor and Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Sam Shepard ("Stealth," "The Notebook"), whose enigmatic portrayal of Chuck Yaeger garnered him an Academy Award-nomination.
From Yaeger -- the first man to break the sound barrier -- to the seven Mercury astronauts, it's the story of the birth of the U.S. Space Program.
From Chuck Yaeger -- the first man to break the sound barrier -- to the seven Mercury astronauts, it's the story of the birth of the U.S. Space Program.
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