A man who has tried to kill his unfaithful wife goes to prison, escapes, ends up in a convent, teaches the nuns to make cookies, captured again and before going back to prison tries to take... See full summary »
Engineer Quiller has become rich by selling his completely indestructible shop-window glass to jeweleries around the world. But this got him lots of enemies too: the insurance agencies, ... See full summary »
Violent, twisted, and brutally horrifying, WICKED WORLD is a feature film like nothing else you have ever experienced. Grant Ekland (Barry J. Gillis, THINGS 1989) is a dirty cop, with a ... See full summary »
Barry J. Gillis
Patti Anne Crossman,
Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
Trish Van Devere,
The wife of a cynical children's author and her navy man lover decide to murder him because he won't give her a divorce. Their plan is so diabolically complicated it just might work, but the wife has second thoughts.
A scrappy little guy and his friend the big lovable bruiser, a pair shamelessly patterned after the Terence Hill / Bud Spencer movies of the time, are tossed off the kibbutz and find themselves among the dazzling glitter of Tel Aviv... a glitter which in 1975 seems to consist of a few cafés and the big plaza outside city hall. They run into a melodrama of the creakiest kind, in which a kindly old man is going to lose his factory if he doesn't let the villain marry his beautiful daughter, but they clobber the baddies and save the day. Director George Ovadia is more at home in melodrama than in action comedy-- I think that to this day there hasn't been a successful Israeli action comedy-- and he includes a scene of attempted rape that is a bit more than perfunctory. What's of interest? The presence of a few people famous for other things. The leads are Uri Zohar, who retains a large following for films which (unlike this one) he directed himself, and Paul Smith, who went on to international fame in DUNE, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, and POPEYE among other films. Some songs are performed by Boaz Sharabi, very young here and still attempting to sing in English. Once he gave up the idea of international stardom and concentrated on Hebrew, he consolidated a place for himself at the very top of the Israeli musical pantheon.
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