Most Popular Titles With Alvin Sargent
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1. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.
2. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
3. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.
4. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.
5. Unfaithful (2002)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.
6. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
7. What About Bob? (1991)
PG | 99 min | Comedy
A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a manipulative, obsessively compulsive narcissist, tracks him down during his family vacation.
8. Paper Moon (1973)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
9. Hero (I) (1992)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.
11. Julia (1977)
PG | 117 min | Drama
At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
12. White Palace (1990)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), ... See full summary »
14. A Star Is Born (1976)
R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.
16. Killshot (2008)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.
18. Straight Time (1978)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole ... See full summary »
19. Other People's Money (1991)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the ... See full summary »
20. Bobby Deerfield (1977)
PG | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
21. Nuts (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.
22. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
60 min | Drama
Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.
23. The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
M | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams... See full summary »
24. Bogus (1996)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
25. Gambit (1966)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.
26. Dominick and Eugene (1988)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama
Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »
28. The Stalking Moon (1968)
G | 109 min | Western
When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her "half-breed" son recently rescued from Indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even ... See full summary »
PG | 100 min | Drama
From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »
30. I Walk the Line (1970)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful... See full summary »
31. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something Englishwoman Lila Fisher is emotionally repressed. The two meet on their ... See full summary »
32. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
33. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
60 min | Drama
Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »
34. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)
60 min | Drama
The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »
35. Interrogation (1989)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.
36. Coronet Blue (1967– )
60 min | Drama, Mystery
Mike is running from some men when he falls into the harbour. He climbs out remembering only that he was running and the phrase 'coronet blue'. As the show continues from week to week, Mike... See full summary »
37. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)
60 min | Drama
The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »
39. Empire (1962–1964)
60 min | Western, Drama
Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.
41. Bus Stop (1961–1962)
60 min | Drama
Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.
43. For the People (1965– )
60 min | Crime, Drama
David Koster is an obsessive New York City assistant district attorney who gets into trouble because of his passion for justice. His boss, Anthony Celese, tries to keep him under control ... See full summary »
44. The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981 TV Special)
Writers: Buz Kohan, Hal Kanter, Rod Warren, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Hal Goodman, Larry Klein, Johnny Carson | Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Johnny Carson, Alan Arkin, Lucie Arnaz, Eileen Brennan
46. Footsteps (1972 TV Movie)
74 min | Drama, Sport
A football coach is hired by a small college to shape up its football team, and he finds himself in trouble with local gamblers who don't want the team to improve.