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Movie: A New Leaf

Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder... [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Dec 1, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: The Bad News Bears

Hard-drinking, ex-minor-league hopeful Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) grumpily agrees to coach a Little League team at the behest of lawyer-councilman Bob Whitewood (Ben Piazza), who has a vendetta against the league for excluding his marginally talented son from play. After failing with his new team of misfits, Buttermaker enlists feisty and gifted pitcher Amanda Whurlitzer (Tatum O'Neal) to lead the charge -- but can he find the luck and patience to whip these outcasts into shape? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Fail-Safe

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 10, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 31, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Lonely Are the Brave

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 15, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: The Fortune Cookie

A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 8, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Charade

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 3, 2016 - 14 comments

Movie: The Survivors

Robin Williams and Walter Matthau team up and arm themselves to the teeth in The Survivors. Part of the Robin Williams Movie Club Series. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Sep 19, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Hopscotch

A lighthearted Cold War spy thriller, Hopscotch follows the retirement of the most dangerous man in the world, CIA field agent Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau). At odds with his new boss and desk assignment, the wily Kendig is ready to hang up his spook, settle down with an old flame, and write his memoirs. But the Company, the FBI, and the KGB would prefer he not spill the beans, and will do everything in their power to shut him up and lock him down... with hilarious results. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 10, 2014 - 23 comments

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