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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials

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A Future of ‘Flatliners’: 5 Bad ’90s Movies That Hollywood Should Remake for Millennials
This Friday will see the release of a horror film called “Flatliners,” a movie title that should be instantly familiar to anyone who spent the ’90s trawling the shelves of their local video store in search of something — anything — to watch that weekend. Perhaps best remembered as the crusty VHS that was always sandwiched between “The Fisher King” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” the original “Flatliners” was an asinine but atmospheric psychological horror thing that starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, and Billy Baldwin as foolhardy med students who start experimenting with life after death. Nothing goes wrong and they all live happily ever after.

Now, perhaps motivated by the fact that the mere act of making a movie in 2017 feels like an experiment with life after death, Hollywood is about to unleash a remake starring Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev,
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The unmade Planet Of The Apes movies of the 1990s

Mark Harrison Aug 17, 2017

Anyone for monkey baseball? We examine the weird and wonderful unmade scripts of the Planet Of The Apes series

In 2006, screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were inspired by footage of domesticated chimpanzees who were unable to adjust to our lifestyles to write a sci-fi horror spec script that they called Genesis. Apparently, it was a while before the two of them realised that they were writing a Planet Of The Apes movie.

Their resultant pitch to 20th Century Fox led to 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the excellent, emotional prequel/reboot of the franchise that led to 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and recent trilogy topper, War For The Planet Of The Apes. Together, the three films take Caesar from domestication to domination and have been huge critical and financial hits for the studio.

The development hell that plagued Fox's
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Conor McGregor Starts Training Son Conor Jr. Early [Photos]

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Mma star Conor McGregor has had a few big wins in the last few months, including the birth of his first son with long-time girlfriend turned fiancee, Dee Devlin. Dee and Junior are doing great everyone! Thank you for all the kind words, I am one proud and blessed Daddy ❤️ A post shared by Conor […]

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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Honors Talent Working in Front of and Behind the Camera

Karlovy Vary Film Festival Honors Talent Working in Front of and Behind the Camera
Casey Affleck

President’s Award

An Academy Award-winner for his role in “Manchester by the Sea” (2016), Affleck will receive his kudo prior to a screening of “A Ghost Story,” in which he stars. Affleck, along with helmer-writer David Lowery, will introduce the film. Affleck starred in Lowery’s debut film “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013) and recently completed production on Lowery’s “The Old Man and the Gun.”

Like his older brother, multi-hyphenate Ben, Casey Affleck has a parallel career as a writer-producer-director. He is in post on his second feature as a helmer-writer, “The Light of My Life,” in which he also stars.

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Future Frames Showcase at Karlovy Vary Casts the Spotlight on Promising Creative Talent

James Newton Howard

Crystal Globe

American composer and songwriter Howard will conduct the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his music for the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in front of Hotel Thermal on June 30, during the fest’s opening. Howard is currently preparing for his first live concert tour, a celebration of career highlights, with music, spoken word and video, that will visit 20 European cities.

Howard has composed music for more than 120 films, including Academy Award-nominated scores for “Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Village,” “The Fugitive,” “The Prince of Tides” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” — not to mention Oscar-nominated songs for “Junior” and “One Fine Day.”

In addition to his contributions to film and television music, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning Howard has also composed concert pieces for the Pacific Symphony.

Paul Laverty

Crystal Globe

Laverty wrote the scripts for 12 features and two short films directed by Ken Loach, beginning with “Carla’s Song” (1996). Their most recent collaboration, “I, Daniel Blake” (2016), won the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Laverty wrote the screenplay for Loach’s first Palme d’Or winner, “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” (2006). His credits with Loach include “My Name Is Joe,” (1998), a Cannes lead actor-winner for Peter Mullan and Cannes screenplay winner “Sweet Sixteen” (2002).

He also writes screenplays for his partner, the Spanish director and actress Icíar Bollaín.

Ken Loach

Crystal Globe

An activist as well as one of Britain’s most celebrated directors, Loach worked briefly in theater before starting as a director for BBC television in the early 1960s. There, he helmed ground-breaking dramas such as “Up the Junction” and “Cathy Come Home.” The impact of the latter led to a change in Britain’s homeless laws. Acclaimed early features such as “Poor Cow” (1967) and “Kes” (1969) brought his trademarks of social realism and compassion to the big screen.

Even though Loach’s 50-plus-year career includes a dark period when he couldn’t get a project off the ground and he directed commercials to support his family, he has been extraordinarily prolific. Undoubtedly, this is due in part to his on-going collaboration with producer Rebecca O’Brien and long-term partnerships with screenwriters including Barry Hines, Jim Allen and perhaps most fruitfully, Paul Laverty. Loach is also known for introducing exciting new acting talents.

Jeremy Renner

President’s Award

Actor, producer, musician and two-time Oscar-nominee Renner will receive his kudo at the fest’s closing gala on July 8. Renner will also introduce the crime thriller “Wind River,” directed by Taylor Sheridan.

Known for his intensity and ability to fully embody the characters he portrays, Renner received early critical acclaim as a serial killer in “Dahmer” (2002). He later established himself through roles in action and war movies, garnering an Oscar nomination for lead actor in Kathryn Bigelow’s war tale “The Hurt Locker” (2008). A supporting actor nom followed two years later for Ben Affleck’s bank heist drama “The Town” (2010).

Renner’s extensive filmography balances big-budget blockbusters such as “The Avengers” and “Mission: Impossible” series with more complex roles in “American Hustle” and “Arrival.”

In 2012, he formed the production company The Combine, with partner Don Handfield, to create, develop and produce high-quality, character-driven content for mainstream audiences.

Uma Thurman

President’s Award

The sensual, statuesque American actress and producer Uma Thurman will receive her honor on June 30, during the fest’s opening night. An Oscar-nominee for Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994), Thurman’s memorable acting career is notable for her collaboration with iconic helmers.

Thurman was only a teenager when she made an impact in Stephen Frears’ “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) and Terry Gilliam’s surreal “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” (1988). However, the part of Mia Wallace in Tarantino’s sensational “Pulp Fiction” marked a turning point, garnering her numerous awards and nominations. Another successful Tarantino collaboration followed nearly a decade later with the cult double-header: “Kill Bill: Vols. 1 and 2” (2003, 2004). She received two Golden Globe nominations for her role as The Bride.

Thurman ultimately nabbed a Golden Globe for for her role in Mira Nair’s made-for-tv feature “Hysterical Blindness” (2002). She produced “The Accidental Husband” (2008) and the forthcoming “Girl Soldier.”

Václav Vorlíček

President’s Award

Renowned for his work for younger audiences, director-writer Vorlíček, 87, will receive an honor for his artistic contribution to Czech film.

Vorlíček teamed with writer and director Miloš Macourek, to form an original creative partnership responsible for a distinctive chapter in the development of Czech film. Their poetic vision, in which real life comes up against elements of fantasy, remains unique to this day.

Prime examples of Vorlíček and Macourek’s work include the “comic book” comedy “Who Wants to Kill Jessie?” (1966); the sci-fi comedy “You Are a Widow, Sir!” (1970).

Another comedy that employs fairytale motifs in contemporary Prague titled “How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer” (1974); the TV series “Arabela” (1979-80); and “Rumburak” (1985).

Vorlíček is also known for his fairytale films, especially the comedy “The Girl on the Broomstick” (1971) and “Three Wishes for Cinderella” (1973), now a perennially popular Christmas classic on Czech television.

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Ufc Champion Conor McGregor Welcomes Son Conor Jack

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Ufc Champion Conor McGregor Welcomes Son Conor Jack
Welcoming to the cage, Conor Jr.!

The first child of Ufc lightweight champion Conor McGregor and his girlfriend Dee Devlin has arrived, McGregor shared on Instagram this weekend.

Irish Mirror reports that Conor Jack McGregor was born on Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m. at Coombe Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

According to McGregor’s father Tony McGregor, the little guy weighed in at 8 lbs., 14 oz., and “the whole family are absolutely delighted.”

“We’ve experienced this recently with our eldest daughter and there’s no better feeling in the world than being a grandparent,” Tony added to Irish Mirror. “The
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So Arnold Schwarzenegger is Going to be in a Twins Sequel with Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy

It’s literally been almost 30 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger did his first comedy. In 1988 Ivan Reitman took a chance and directed an incredibly funny comedy that starred the action star and Danny DeVito as none other than Twins. No one could believe it. How would the star of The Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, Commando, and The Predator even be remotely funny? But Twins was great. Movie goers and critics loved it and Arnold showed us that he was more than just an action star. Schwarzenegger did Kindergarten Cop shortly after that which was also successful. Junior on the other

So Arnold Schwarzenegger is Going to be in a Twins Sequel with Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy
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Spring Break to Continue Forever On Mysterious Streaming Platform

What does a French billionaire want with James Franco?

The sun sets over these last and barren weeks of madness we call March. What remains of snowfall turns into slosh as students blink slowly into sobriety. “Spring Break, Spring Break, Spring Break forever,” an icy voice chants. But good news: that creepy voice just might have its demands met. A mysterious streaming platform called Blackpills has, per Deadline, now committed to distributing a scripted micro-episodic series based on Harmony Korine’s 2012 hyper-stylized meditation of life, love and spring break that starred James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens.

The production company behind Spring Breakers, Fernando Sulichin and Chris Hanley’s Muse Productions (Buffalo ’66, Virgin Suicides), are more than thrilled. Hanley excitedly tells Deadline that the proposed micro-episode format is “the future of digital media.” Korine, on the other hand, has asserted his lack of interest in the project: busy, as he is, in
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, A Career In Crisis: Why the ’80s Action Icon Can’t Mount a Comeback

Arnold Schwarzenegger, A Career In Crisis: Why the ’80s Action Icon Can’t Mount a Comeback
This can’t be what Arnold Schwarzenegger imagined 2017 to look like: Sure, there’s a reality star in the White House, the Chicago Cubs are World Series champions, and his arch-rival (/best celebrity friend), Sylvester Stallone, is a recent Academy Award nominee. Yet for the ex-governor of California, far more confounding is how he became an ex-celebrity.

Schwarzenegger spent his acting life amassing a domestic box office of more than $1.8 billion. That haul came from comedies, like “Twins” ($111 million); science fiction, like “Total Recall” ($119 million) and “Terminator 2” ($204 million); or — his bread and butter — action flicks a la “True Lies” ($146 million) and “Eraser” ($101 million). But one unfortunate connection for all of Schwarzenegger’s films grossing $100 million-plus: They were all made before the year 2000.

Since the dawn of the new millennium, Schwarzenegger’s name above the title has carried less weight at the box office, resulting in drastically lower figures. How he
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, A Career In Crisis: Why the ’80s Action Icon Can’t Mount a Comeback

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, A Career In Crisis: Why the ’80s Action Icon Can’t Mount a Comeback
This can’t be what Arnold Schwarzenegger imagined 2017 to look like: Sure, there’s a reality star in the White House, the Chicago Cubs are World Series champions, and his arch-rival (/best celebrity friend), Sylvester Stallone, is a recent Academy Award nominee. Yet for the ex-governor of California, far more confounding is how he became an ex-celebrity.

Schwarzenegger spent his acting life amassing a domestic box office of more than $1.8 billion. That haul came from comedies, like “Twins” ($111 million); science fiction, like “Total Recall” ($119 million) and “Terminator 2” ($204 million); or — his bread and butter — action flicks a la “True Lies” ($146 million) and “Eraser” ($101 million). But one unfortunate connection for all of Schwarzenegger’s films grossing $100 million-plus: They were all made before the year 2000.

Since the dawn of the new millennium, Schwarzenegger’s name above the title has carried less weight at the box office, resulting in drastically lower figures. How he
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Jimmy Fallon and Arnold Schwarzenegger Brainstorm New 'Apprentice' Catchphrases

Jimmy Fallon and Arnold Schwarzenegger Brainstorm New 'Apprentice' Catchphrases
Before Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over hosting duties on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, he stopped by The Tonight Show for some of Jimmy Fallon's catchphrase advice.

He first walked onstage with an injured leg, which he joked was due to a "pedicure mishap": "I haven't been this swollen since I was pregnant in Junior."

Fallon responded immediately with his Schwarzenegger impression, which impressed the action star. "There is no one that does my accent better than you," he told the host. "If I want to sound like me, I imitate you."

On Apprentice, Schwarzenegger said people will be "very surprised" when it...
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Newswire: Hugh Jackman trades in the claws for The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

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Hugh Jackman is taking a little break from comic book adaptations to do a Ya adaptation. With Logan squarely behind him, Jackman has time to work on projects that do not require clanky claws and muttonchops, so now he’s producing an adaptation of Sherman Alexie’s 2007 Ya novel The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian. The novel tells the story of Arnold Spirit Jr., a.k.a. Junior, a 14-year-old cartoonist living on the Spokane Reservation. Frustrated by a lack of opportunities, Junior decides to enroll in an off-reservation school, which turns out to be an all-white high school where the only other Native American is the school mascot.

The book, which includes illustrations by Ellen Forney, is based partially on Alexie’s own experiences growing up on the Spokane Reservation. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian was Alexie’s debut Ya novel; he also ...
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Hugh Jackman Boards Movie Adaptation of YA Novel ‘Diary of a Part-Time Indian’

Hugh Jackman Boards Movie Adaptation of YA Novel ‘Diary of a Part-Time Indian’
Fox 2000 is developing a movie based on Sherman Alexie’s YA novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” with Hugh Jackman on board to produce.

The studio has set the project up with Fox-based Temple Hill and The Donners’ Company. The producers are Jackman, Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey, and Isaac Klausner, with Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie. Jackman is not involved in an acting role at this point.

Alexie’s novel, published in 2007, is a first-person narrative by Native American teenager Arnold Spirit, Jr. (aka “Junior”) — a 14-year-old cartoonist living on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He’s always been picked on and is encouraged by a high school teacher to go to an all-white public high school off the reservation.

“Part-Time Indian” centers on Junior’s first year at the new school, where he’s the only Native American. The book features 65 comic illustrations by Ellen Forney.
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Senior Nawab, Saif Ali Khan’s ‘expensive’ gift for the ‘Junior’!

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It’s all about Kareena and her baby bump these days. What she does, how she dresses, where she goes, what she eats and the list of queries goes endless. But what about Daddy-to-be, Saif Ali Khan? He is rarely seen in the frame, as all the limelight has shifted on Mommy-to-be, Kareena Kapoor Khan. We have heard that Kareena has been ‘up and on’ with the baby’s room décor and has hired an international designer to design the ‘baby room’ which is almost complete. If you wonder what Saif has done till now, as all the preparations have been made beforehand by Kareena herself, there goes the Daddy-to-be! As Kareena can’t fly down to Delhi with her 8th month of pregnancy running, Saif has chosen a Delhi based children’s boutique which closely follows the trends in New York and Paris. Not only this, Saif Ali Khan
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Examining the Space Jam website, which is still live, 20 years on

Luke Owen takes you back to the past…

It’s amazing to think that Space Jam, the movie which saw Michael Jordan play basketball with Bugs Bunny, turns twenty years old today. What do you remember the most about it? The barrage of ‘making of’ features than ran on every movie show? The fantastic soundtrack featuring 1996’s hottest artists (and R Kelly)? Or is it the office Space Jam website, where eager kids could go and find more information about the upcoming movie via the magical and mystical information super highway, the world wide web?

Well, that website is still live and active. No, really. Check it out here.

It’s an incredible time capsule of how the Internet used to look twenty years ago. Back then, this would have been incredible to look at and view. And I should know, I was there. I visited this website when I
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Suddenly

Political terror scenarios were a bit simpler in the 1950s, and movies about them fairly rare. Frank Sinatra gives a strong performance as the villain John Baron, in a tense tale of presidential assassination by high-powered rifle. Suddenly Blu-ray The Film Detective 1954 / B&W / 1.75 widescreen / 75 min. / Street Date October 25, 2016 / 14.99 Starring Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Willis Bouchey, Cinematography Charles G. Clarke Art Direction Frank Sylos Film Editor John F. Schreyer Original Music David Raksin Written by Richard Sale Produced by Robert Bassler Directed by Lewis Allen

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Some disc companies do well by refurbishing movies in the Public Domain, using various methods to bring what were once bargain-bin eyesores nearer the level of releases made from prime source material in studio vaults. As I've reported with efforts by HD Cinema Classics and Vci, the results vary dramatically -- did the company do a professional job,
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Jennifer Lopez to Serve as Judge and Mentor on NBC's World of Dance

Jennifer Lopez to Serve as Judge and Mentor on NBC's World of Dance
Jennifer Lopez, who was previously announced as an executive producer on NBC’s forthcoming World of Dance competition series, will now also participate in an on-screen capacity.

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The former American Idol judge will return to the world of reality-tv as both a judge and mentor in the 10-episode series, which will invite skilled dancers of all ages to compete for a chance to win $1 million and the title of “Best in the World.”

“I identify with the struggles, passion, discipline, competition and exhilaration of dance,” Lopez said in a statement. “I am excited that
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Sneak Peek at Fall’s Big-Budget Animated Oscar Pack

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Sneak Peek at Fall’s Big-Budget Animated Oscar Pack
For the studios, 2016 has mostly been about the year of the animal, highlighted by Disney’s billion-dollar “Zootopia” and Pixar’s “Finding Dory” (the new all-time animation box office leader).

However, the year culminates with another potentially strong Disney Oscar contender, “Moana” (November 23), along with two musicals: Illumination’s “Sing” (December 21), which played to cheering crowds this week at the Toronto Film Festival, and DreamWorks’ “Trolls” (Nov. 4). Warner Bros., meanwhile, offers the buddy comedy, “Storks” (September 23), which has attracted good world of mouth for its humor.

Disney explores new territory with the Polynesian-themed “Moana,” the first foray into CG for directors John Musker and Ron Clements (“The Princess and the Frog,” “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid”), who push the legacy in a new direction with contemporary appeal.

The free-spirited, teenage Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) possesses strong navigational skills and is determined to sail out on a dangerous mission to save her island and eradicate its isolation.
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Antibirth Trailer Suggests Strongly That Pregnancy Can Be Horrifying

As a man who is no way resembles Arnold Schwarzenegger in Junior, I cannot become pregnant (as far as I know), yet a new trailer for Antibirth suggests that it is still a horrifying possibility for any person. Natasha Lyonne stars in the movie, and the cast includes Chloë Sevigny and Meg Tilly (*sigh of unrequited love*), and their talents guarantee, I would hope, a great basis for enjoyment. Synopsis: Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who -- or what -- is growing inside her? As...

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 29, 2016)

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 29, 2016)
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For July, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 29. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Bad Moms

Director: John Lucas and Scott Moore

Cast: Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Emjay Anthony, Jay Jablonski, Kesha Rose Sebert

Synopsis: A woman with a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home, stunning looks and still holding down a career.
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Interview: Actor Paul Dooley of ‘Breaking Away,’ ‘Sixteen Candles’

Chicago – If there ever was a quintessential “Dad” in movies of the last generation, it would have to be Paul Dooley. The comedian and character actor is best known for portraying the patriarch in “Breaking Away” (1979) and “Sixteen Candles” (1984), but was also in director’s Robert Altman’s ‘ensemble’ and has had a stellar career.

The former “Paul Brown” was born in West Virginia, and studied acting at West Virginia University, before heading to New York City and a new career as Paul Dooley. He did stage work, stand-up comedy and the New York City version of The Second City (story below), before getting his big break in the original stage version of “The Odd Couple” in 1965, directed by the legendary Mike Nichols. While working the stage, he appeared in a number of commercials, eventually moving to Los Angeles to “be where the action is.”

The Dad: Paul Dooley, with Dennis Christopher,
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