A divorcee who wishes to be a horse trainer and an older small-town Arizona druggist fall for each other with comical complications.
Based on the Newbery Awardr-Winning Book by William H. Armstrong.
Nathan Lee Morgan (Winfield), an African-American sharecropper, steals food from his neighbor to feed his starving family and is arrested, leaving his wife and children to endure the hardships imposed on them by the economic depression and prejudice of the 1930's South. Directed by Martin Ritt, Sounder is a powerful story of a boy, his dog and his family's triumph over adversity.
Simple but effective tale of a recently widowed woman who becomes involved with an illiterate co-worker as she teaches him how to read. Top-notch cast!
Tom Topor's story of a prostitute who attempts to prove that she is mentally competent to stand trial for allegedly murdering a client. Fine casting!
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He's a shy, illiterate short-order cook who's never taken a chance at love. She's a newly widowed factory worker who's vowed to never love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where once two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now begin a new chapter of their lives together.
Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro star in a touching story of two people who escape their own private prisons -- he can't read, she's still grieving for her dead husband -- to explore a tender relationship.
Academy Award-winners Barbra Streisand ("Funny Girl," "The Prince of Tides") and Richard Dreyfuss ("Mr. Holland's Opus," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind") team up in this powerful and emotionally charged drama. In one of her most provocative and challenging roles, Streisand portrays a strong-willed, high-priced call girl accused of manslaughter, who launches a fierce battle to prove her mental competence with the help of her court-appointed attorney. Directed by Martin Ritt ("Norma Rae") and featuring a distinguished supporting cast. Sneak Previews calls it "one of the year's must-see movies!...Absolutely terrific!...Streisand gives one of the finest performances of her career!...Richard Dreyfuss is wonderful...The all-star cast is brilliant." The Today Show says it's "a stunning movie...Ms. Streisand has never been more trenchant onscreen...Dreyfuss provides one of the most brilliant performances of his career."
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