Actor Ned Beatty hosts a look at the genre known as "exploitation" films. Interviews with some of the producers and directors of these films are shown, along with scenes from and trailers for some of these films.
David F. Friedman,
In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super... See full summary »
Ng, a former England restaurant owner, visits Hong Kong to settle some differences with his cousin, Ma. Meanwhile, a group of other cousins intervenes to make ends meet and attempts to ... See full summary »
On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine's father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge, though he's taken off the case. He doesn't suspect yet that he's also target in a ... See full summary »
Running away from the police, Aden goes to the desert where he meets an uncivilized man who has a special link with Mother-Earth. He ends up by convincing the hermit to come along with him into another desert... the big town!
Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age... See full summary »
Director Paul Sylbert had the film cut against his will, at the hands of studio head Joseph E. Levine. This experience is accounted in Paul Sylbert's book entitled "Final Cut: The Making and Breaking of a Film". See more »
My wife and I must have been among the handful of people to see this movie in original release. We thought it was funny, irreverent and well done. It was pulled from circulation so quickly that hardly anyone has seen it. Richard Benjamin on occasion has complained that it was a favorite that the studio "released in a closet" and never gave a chance. I bet it would find an audience it promoted on home video (I have never been able to find a copy).
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