Good Movies 1976
Taxi Driver - Director Martin Scorsese's classic. A not so bright gun consumed cab drive tries to make a name for himself by assassinating a Senator. The plot is foiled with fate causing a bloody shootout in his apartment where he is wounded defending a child prostitute from the bad guys. The would be lunatic assassin becomes a media hero. Staring Robert De Niro, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, Cybill Shepherd, and Jodie Foster. Nominated for best picture it lost to Rocky. The movie and Jodie Foster became the impetus for John Hinkley's attempt on President Ronald Reagan's life.
Marathon Man - Directed by John Schlesinger this successful spy thriller is the story of an everyman running into a Nazi war criminal who uses dentistry to find answer to the question, "Is it Safe?" Audiences stayed away from dentists that year. It stars Dustin Hoffman, Roy Scheider and Laurence Olivier as the evil Dr. Christian Szell. Marathon Man.
Bound for Glory - Directed by Hal Ashby this biography of folk singer Woody Guthrie and his move from dust bowl Oklahoma to Southern California where he helps organize a union for farm workers. Starring David Carradine who made a very successful transition from television (Kung Fu) to the big screen. Also starring Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, John Lehne, Ji-Tu Cumbuka and Randy Quaid. Bound for Glory at Wiki
Carrie - Directed by Brian De Palma this Stephen King novel come to film was a critical and box office success. Sissy Spacek makes her debut as a telekinetic high school girl who is voted prom queen as a joke and when the dump a bucket of blood on her she gets her telekinetic revenge. Also starring Piper Laurie, Betty Buckley, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, William Katt, John Travolta and Priscilla Pointer. About Carrie the movie.
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Logan's Run - Directed by Michael Anderson this science fiction movie was based on an over populated future where those over 30 years old are required to give their lives up to the carousel. Some run to the outside as does Sandman (policeman) Logan giving the movie its name. Starring Michael York, Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutterwas, Peter Ustinov and Farrah Fawcett in her movie debut. Logan's Run
New Movies 1976
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Entertainment News 1976
All the President's Men - Directed by Alan Pakula this film chronicles the investigation into the Nixon Watergate cover up by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Actors Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman played the leading roles and also starring Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Hal Holbrook, Jane Alexander and Martin Balsam. Washington Post on All the President's Men.
The Outlaw Josey Wales - The Directing debut of Clint Eastwood who also stars in this revisionist post Civil War story of good Southerners getting revenge upon bad Unionists. Some claim it is the best Western ever made while Eastwood says it is his favorite movie. Also starring Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, John Russell, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson, Sheb Wooley, John Quade, Will Sampson and Royal Dano.
Academy Awards 1976
Mad as Hell
Network - Directed by Sidney Lumet from a script by Paddy Chayefsky this satirical story of a television network gone over the top for ratings is best remembered for the brilliant performance by Peter Finch. Also starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty and Beatrice Straight. The film won Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. Network the movie.
Picture: "ROCKY", "All the President's Men", "Bound for Glory", "Network", "Taxi Driver"
Actor: PETER FINCH in "Network", Robert De Niro in "Taxi Driver", Giancarlo Giannini in "Seven Beauties", William Holden in "Network", Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky"
Actress: FAYE DUNAWAY in "Network", Marie-Christine Barrault in "Cousin, Cousine", Talia Shire in "Rocky", Sissy Spacek in "Carrie", Liv Ullmann in "Face to Face"
Supporting Actor: JASON ROBARDS in "All the President's Men", Ned Beatty in "Network", Burgess Meredith in "Rocky", Laurence Olivier in "Marathon Man", Burt Young in "Rocky"
Supporting Actress: BEATRICE STRAIGHT in "Network", Jane Alexander in "All the President's Men", Jodie Foster in "Taxi Driver", Lee Grant in "Voyage of the Damned", Piper Laurie in "Carrie"
JOHN G. AVILDSEN for "Rocky", Ingmar Bergman for "Face to Face", Sidney Lumet for "Network", Alan J. Pakula for "All the President's Men", Lina Wertmuller for "Seven Beauties"
Top Box Office 1976
The emotional training run
Rocky - In yet another version of "The Champ" Sylvester Stallone writes and stars as Rocky Balboa a good hearted hood from the streets of Philadelphia who beats the odds to fight for the world championship against champion Apollo Creed. Directed by John G. Avildsen and also starring Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith and Carl Weathers. With a cost of $1 million and shot in a month it made a $117 million, won three Oscars, made a super star of Stallone and went on with five sequels. Rocky the movies.
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