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The Panic in Needle Park

25 June 2016 7:50 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Drug addicts! Who in 1970 really knew what life was like for them? Jerry Schatzberg, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne's story of hell on the streets of NYC provided a stunning debut for Al Pacino -- and should have done the same for Kitty Winn. It sounds too tough to watch, but it's riveting. The Panic in Needle Park Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1971 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 109 min. / Ship Date June 14, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Raul Julia, Joe Santos, Paul Sorvino Cinematography Adam Holender Film Editor Evan Lottman Original Music Ned Rorem Written by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne from the novel by James Mills. Produced by Dominique Dunne, Roger M. Rothstein Directed by Jerry Schatzberg

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

We all know how the 1970s upheaval in Hollywood brought new talent to film -- actors, »

- Glenn Erickson

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The Rockford Files: Actor Joe Santos Dies at 84; Farewell, Lt. Becker

18 March 2016 4:07 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Actor Joe Santos, Lieutenant Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files, has died at the age of 84. TMZ reports his son Perry said Santos had a heart attack on Wednesday, March 16, at his Los Angeles home. According to the report, he was placed on life support, but passed this morning, March 18, at a Santa Monica hospital.

In addition to NBC's The Rockford Files TV series and subsequent TV movies with the late James Garner, Santos recurred on The Sopranos, Magnum, P.I., Hardcastle and McCormick, and had guest roles on a laundry list of shows. He was a series regular on the a.k.a. Pablo TV series, starring Paul Rodriguez, which was cancelled by ABC after only six episodes aired. He was often cast as a cop.

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Joe Santos, ‘The Rockford Files’ Actor, Dies at 84

18 March 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joe Santos, known as Lt. Dennis Becker on “The Rockford Files,” died Friday morning at the age of 84, according to multiple reports.

TMZ reports that Santos suffered a heart attack Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, according to his son, Perry Santos. He was put on life support at a hospital in Santa Monica, where he passed away.

The actor played Becker, a frustrated Los Angeles policeman, on the NBC show for eight years, appearing in 112 episodes. Santos received an Emmy nomination for his work in 1979 for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.

Santos built a career around playing in police-themed shows including “Magnum P.I.” and “Police Story.” Taking a break from being the good policeman everyone loved in “The Rockford Files,” he played a bad guy on “The Sopranos.”

Santos’ big screen appearances included roles in the 1971 film “Panic in Needle Park,” where he starred opposite Al Pacino, »

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Rockford Files Star Joe Santos Dies at 84

18 March 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Joe Santos, who starred as Lt. Dennis Becker in The Rockford Files, has died, his agent confirmed to People. He was 84. His son Perry told TMZ that his father suffered a heart attack at home in Los Angeles Wednesday and died Friday morning in a Santa Monica hospital, where he had been on life support. Santos earned an Emmy nomination for his work on NBC's The Rockford Files, where he appeared in 112 episodes from 1974-1980, with his character Lt. Dennis Becker serving as the friend to private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner). He was known for playing cops on other shows such as Magnum, »

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Rockford Files Star Joe Santos Dies at 84

18 March 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Joe Santos, who starred as Lt. Dennis Becker in The Rockford Files, has died, his agent confirmed to People. He was 84. His son Perry told TMZ that his father suffered a heart attack at home in Los Angeles Wednesday and died Friday morning in a Santa Monica hospital, where he had been on life support. Santos earned an Emmy nomination for his work on NBC's The Rockford Files, where he appeared in 112 episodes from 1974-1980, with his character Lt. Dennis Becker serving as the friend to private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner). He was known for playing cops on other shows such as Magnum, »

- Aaron Couch

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Joe Santos Dies: ‘The Rockford Files’ Actor Was 84

18 March 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Joe Santos, best known for his role as Lt. Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files, has died. His rep confirmed the death to Deadline, but the cause is not known. He was 84. Over a career that spanned some 40 years, the Brooklyn, NY-born Santos is best known for his police lieutenant roles in 1970s series The Rockford Files and 1980s Hardcastle and McCormick. His role as Lt. Dennis Becker on The Rockford Files earned him a supporting actor Emmy nomination in 1979. His most… »

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Joe Santos, ‘The Rockford Files’ Actor, Dies at 84

18 March 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Joe Santos, who starred as Lt. Dennis Becker on James Garner’s “The Rockford Files,” has died at the age of 84. According to TMZ, Santos’ son told the outlet that his father had a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles Wednesday and was put on life support. He subsequently passed away Friday morning in Santa Monica. Santos was nominated for an Emmy in 1979 for his work in “The Rockford Files.” He also starred in “Magnum, P.I.,” “Miami Vice,” “Quantum Leap” and “MacGyver.” Also Read: Larry Drake, Star of 'La Law' and 'Darkman,' Dies at 66 Most recently, »

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Rockford Files' Joe Santos Dead at 84

18 March 2016 9:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Joe Santos, best known for playing The Rockford Files‘ Lt. Dennis Becker, died Friday. He was 84.

According to TMZ, which first reported the death, Santos suffered a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was placed on life support, then died Friday morning in a hospital in Santa Monica.

In 1979, Santos was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Rockford Files‘ Becker, a role he inhabited for six seasons and several subsequent TV movies. His TV work also included Hill Street Blues, Hardcastle and McCormack, Magnum, P.I. and The Sopranos.

He is survived by a daughter and two sons. »

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'The Rockford Files' Actor Joe Santos Dead at 84

18 March 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Joe Santos, who played Lt. Dennis Becker on "The Rockford Files" has died. Joe's son, Perry, tells TMZ, Joe had a heart attack at his L.A. home Wednesday and was put on life support. He passed away Friday morning in a Santa Monica hospital. Joe's career spanned more than 40 years and he was nominated for an Emmy in 1979 for his work on "The Rockford Files." He also had roles on "Magnum, P.I." and "The Sopranos. »

- TMZ Staff

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Happy 80th Burt-day to Burt Reynolds! – Here Are His Ten Best Movies

11 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Travis Keune, and Tom Stockman

Burt Reynolds, one of We Are Movie Geeks favorite actors, turns 80 today. Happy Birthday Burt!

On February 11th, 1936, Reynolds was born in Waycross, Georgia, before his family moved to Jupiter Florida, where his father served as Chief of Police. Young Burt excelled at sports and played football at Florida State University. He became an All Star Southern Conference halfback (and was earmarked by the Baltimore Colts) before injuries sidelined his football career. He dropped out of college and headed to New York with dreams of becoming an actor. There he worked in restaurants and clubs while pulling the odd TV job or theater role. Burt was spotted in a New York City stage production of Mister Roberts and signed to a TV contract and eventually had recurring roles in such shows as Gunsmoke (1955), Riverboat (1959) and his own series, Hawk »

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Blu-ray Review – The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

24 January 2016 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973.

Directed by Peter Yates.

Starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Joe Santos and Mitchell Ryan.

Synopsis:

After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.

Eddie Coyle is a small time gun runner for an organised crime outfit in Boston. He knows the game. He knows when to keep his mouth shut and what happens to those who do not. They call him ‘Fingers’ due to an incident with his hand, an open drawer, and someone’s foot closing that draw on his hand. It’s a constant reminder of the life he chose.

We enter the film with Eddie in trouble; caught smuggling contraband and it’s not his first time which means another stretch in jail. But Eddie is 51 years old, »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘The Friends of Eddie Coyle’ Blu-ray Review (MoC)

24 January 2016 1:37 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Joe Santos, Mitchell Ryan, Peter MacLean, Marvin Lichterman, Carolyn Pickman, James Tolkan, Margaret Ladd, Matthew Cowles | Written by Paul Monash | Directed by Peter Yates

One of the fun things about loving a particular medium is the aspect of things being recommended, and this is something which has really grown in prominence for me with the growth of social media and podcasts. Having so much immediate access to the thoughts and opinions of others you specifically choose to listen to, whether they align with your tastes or challenge them, enables the discovery of a great deal of content in which much pleasure can be derived. One such example of this is The Friends of Eddie Coyle, a film which I hadn’t heard of before seeing and hearing talk of it’s forthcoming release over the past few months. Seeing »

- Ian Loring

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