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The Pyramid (1976)

PG | | Drama | 22 September 1976 (USA)
A young TV news reporter grows tired of Commercial programming and decides to cover more positive stories. He is fired for his troubles, and goes on a personal search for truth and beauty ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Kent

Writers:

Thomas J. Kelly (as Thomas Kelly), Gary Kent
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Cast

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Michael Ashe ... Phil
Tomi Barrett ... Merleen
Dave Beidleman Dave Beidleman ... Officer Buckert
Charley Brown Charley Brown ... Chris Lowe (as C.W. Brown)
Carol Cassella Carol Cassella ... Young Mother
June Christopher
Diana Corto Diana Corto ... Actress
Dan Dusek Dan Dusek ... Station Employee
Steve Ferry Steve Ferry ... Marinen
Harold Gafford Harold Gafford ... Trippy
Ira Hawkins Ira Hawkins ... Lemoine 'LA' Peabody
Leonidas Ossetynski Leonidas Ossetynski ... Oracle
John Parker ... Dick Hogarty (as John Stoglin Parker)
Jeffrey Paul Jeffrey Paul ... Bubba
Bill Pecchi Bill Pecchi ... AC Van Hee (as William Pecchi)
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A young TV news reporter grows tired of Commercial programming and decides to cover more positive stories. He is fired for his troubles, and goes on a personal search for truth and beauty in the media. A voyage in consciousness for the millenium. Written by Frosty 11

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG

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Trivia

This movie mirrors a real life event that happened in 1974. Sarasota Florida television personality, Christine Chubbuck, committed suicide live on her show, Suncoast Digest. Before shooting herself in the head she said: "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in 'blood and guts' and in living color, you are going to see another first, attempted suicide." See more »

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L.A. Ray: In it's quest to bring you the very latest breaking news, KSTX is proud to announce a television first, unprecedented live coverage of an actual suicide. Courtesy of KSTX and our sponsors.
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Featured in Danger God (2018) See more »

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Nothing's Right in Your Eyes
Lyrics and Music by Dallas Brooks and Gary Nunn
Sung by Dallas Brooks
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new age indie
30 November 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In Dallas, there is a devastating school bus crash. A local station's news team follows various stories. Reporter L.A. Ray is shocked when he happens upon a shootout where two bank robbers are killed. His companion cameraman Michael Ashe has new age ideas which are dismissed by the producer.

The most compelling may be a throw-away scene driving through the JFK assassination location. The plot meanders around and then it has one shocking moment. This should be L.A. Ray's movie. Instead, it seems to be following two lead characters and mostly Michael's journey. I look up the filmmaker Gary Kent and he seems to be an actor and stuntman. He's a bit of Jack-of-all-trades who dabbles in indie grindhouse. There are compelling moments in this but it comes across like a stream of consciousness. The story doesn't flow. The better narrative would end with L.A.'s shocking moment. Instead, it seems to be trying to recruit me into a cult.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Mono

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