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Entries from November 2005

The Last Detail (1973)

November 28th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Jack Nicholson stars at his defiant best, playing a “bad ass” Navy warrant officer tasked with escorting a sailor (Randy Quaid) up the East Coast during winter’s bleak to serve an eight year sentence at Portsmouth Naval Prison for trying to steal $40 from the base commander wife’s polio donation can. Nicholson does his best […]

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Year of the Dragon (1985)

November 17th, 2005 · No Comments

Politically charged and audacious police procedural pulls no punches in its chronicle of a New York police detective who unleashes a dizzying vendetta against the Chinese triad importing heroin and terrorizing New York’s Chinatown. Directed by Michael Cimino from a script written in tandem with Oliver Stone (based on the pulp novel by Robert Daley), […]

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Harold and Maude (1971)

November 16th, 2005 · No Comments

A teenager (Bud Cort) – who drives a hearse and is so disaffected by what he sees around him that he repeatedly fakes suicide to get the attention of his mother – has an affair with a spitfire seventy nine year old woman (Ruth Gordon) in this black comedy. Directed by Hal Ashby, written by […]

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