Tag: Jason Robards

Burden of Dreams-1982 7.9

Burden of Dreams-1982

A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director. Not only does he ...

Parenthood-1989 7

Parenthood-1989

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the ...

Little Big League-1994 6.1

Little Big League-1994

When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown ...

A Big Hand for the Little Lady-1966 7.3

A Big Hand for the Little Lady-1966

A naive couple and a child arrive to the town on the way to San Antonio, Texas to buy a farm there. There is a poker game between the richest men in the region. The man cannot resist it and though he is a very bad poker ...

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid-1973 7.3

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid-1973

It's 1881 in New Mexico, and the times they are a'changing. Pat Garrett, erstwhile travelling companion of the outlaw Billy the Kid has become a sheriff, tasked by cattle interests with ridding the territory of Billy. Af...

The Journey-1959 6.9

The Journey-1959

Budapest 1956. A group of Westerners try to leave the city when Soviet military occupy the country. But the airport is closed down and they have to take a bus to the border. At the border they are stopped by red tape - a...

Comes a Horseman-1978 6.3

Comes a Horseman-1978

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes,...

Max Dugan Returns-1983 6.6

Max Dugan Returns-1983

Nora is a single mother who lives with her son Michael in a small house. They don't have much money but at least they have each other. Out of the blue comes Nora's father Max Dugan, who left her and her mother when Nora ...

The Day After-1983 7

The Day After-1983

The frightening story of the weeks leading up to and following a nuclear strike on the United States. The bulk of the activity centers around the town of Lawrence, Kansas....

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre-1967 6.7

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre-1967

Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of ...

Julia-1977 7.2

Julia-1977

This Oscar-winning drama, based on the writing of Lillian Hellman, depicts the relationship between two friends and its unexpected consequences. After Lillian, a renowned playwright, reunites in Russia with her childhood...

A Boy and His Dog-1975 6.5

A Boy and His Dog-1975

A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preser...

The Ballad of Cable Hogue-1970 7.2

The Ballad of Cable Hogue-1970

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantag...

Melvin and Howard-1980 6.8

Melvin and Howard-1980

This movie tells the possibly true story of Melvin E. Dummar. Melvin is a nice guy, but he is a total loser: unlucky, impractical and can't keep a job. One night, however, he helps an old man who has had a motorcycle acc...

The Legend of the Lone Ranger-1981 5

The Legend of the Lone Ranger-1981

When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the outlaw leader, Butch Cavendish, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he ded...

Once Upon a Time in the West-1968 8.5

Once Upon a Time in the West-1968

Story of a young woman, Mrs. McBain, who moves from New Orleans to frontier Utah, on the very edge of the American West. She arrives to find her new husband and family slaughtered, but by whom? The prime suspect, coffee-...

Murders in the Rue Morgue-1971 5.2

Murders in the Rue Morgue-1971

In Paris, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Cesar Charron owns a theater at the Rue Morgue where he performs the play "Murders in the Rue Morgue" with his wife Madeleine Charron, who has dreadful nightmares. Whe...

The War Between Men and Women-1972 6.2

The War Between Men and Women-1972

Two quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing; divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to plunge into a relationship right n...

A Thousand Acres-1997 6.1

A Thousand Acres-1997

A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its sto...

Hour of the Gun-1967 6.7

Hour of the Gun-1967

Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton gang in a fight. In revenge, Clanton's thugs kill the Marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.::Volker Boeh...

Johnny Got His Gun-1971 7.9

Johnny Got His Gun-1971

Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. ...

Isadora-1968 7

Isadora-1968

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyl...

The Paper-1994 6.6

The Paper-1994

Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatche...

All the President’s Men-1976 8

All the President’s Men-1976

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defens...

Tora! Tora! Tora!-1970 7.5

Tora! Tora! Tora!-1970

This dramatic retelling of the Pearl Harbor attack details everything in the days that led up to that tragic moment in American history. As United States and Japanese relations strain over the U.S. embargo of raw materia...