Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »
Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.
A remake of 1944's Lon Chaney film Weird Woman (the first was Burn, Witch, Burn! in 1962) is more of a horror spoof, as three women use witchcraft to help their professor husbands further ... See full summary »
Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of ... See full summary »
Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric ... See full summary »
Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford, as the title states, the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get ... See full summary »
Susan Saint James,
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Buck Henry's directorial debut is not a great movie, but pretty fun still. "First Family" is a sort of farce focusing on Pres. Manfred Link (Bob Newhart) and his family while he's trying to establish diplomatic relations with the African nation of Upper Gorm. When Link meets Upper Gorm's president, that makes it clear that the American mono-culture has truly gotten out of control! And after that, we find out some more about the past of the people in Link's cabinet.
Like I said, this is no masterpiece, but worth seeing. It's unclear whether Newhart is having a good or bad time with the role, but Madeline Kahn as his wife Constance appears to be doing OK, and Gilda Radner as daughter Gloria also appears to be doing OK. Richard Benjamin and Fred Willard, as the semi-embarrassing cabinet members, also have good roles. Sort of a weird movie, but it doesn't pretend to be anything else. Watch for Buck Henry as a priest.
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