Earthquake (1974)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, The Filmakers Group.  Screenplay by George Fox, Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Mark Robson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer. Released at the height of the…

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The Dirty Dozen (1967)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MKH, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, based on the novel by E.M. Nathanson.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Kenneth Hyman.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Hutchinson.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano. It’s 1944 and…

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Brass Target (1978)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA/West Germany/Switzerland, 1978.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Alvin Boretz, based on the novel by Frederick Nolan.  Cinematography by Tony Imi.  Produced by Arthur Lewis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Monika Bauert.  Film Editing by David Lane. George S. Patton is given the JFK treatment in a conspiracy thriller that…

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The Delta Force (1986)

MENAHEM GOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Israel, 1986.  Golan-Globus Productions.  Screenplay by James Bruner, Menahem Golan.  Cinematography by David Gurfinkel.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Luciano Spadoni.  Costume Design by Tami Mor.  Film Editing by Alain Jakubowicz. Having previously made an Oscar nominated film about the 1976 Air France hijacking that resulted in…

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Hurry Sundown (1967)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1967.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, Thomas C. Ryan, based on the novel by Bert Gilden, Katya Gilden.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs, Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Hugo Montenegro.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Estevez.  Film Editing by Tony de Zarraga, Louis R. Loeffler, James D. Wells.   Dramatically…

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The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear (1991)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Zucker, Pat Proft, based on the television series Police Squad by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Taryn De Chellis.  Film Editing by Christopher Greenbury, James R. Symons.  …

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The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad (1988)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Pat Proft, based on the television series Police Squad by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by…

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Airport 1975 (1974)

JACK SMIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Don Ingalls, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Cacavas.  Production Design by George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   Although dismissed for their lack of quality when they were…

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The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Jennings Lang, Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   This film was laughed off the…

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson, based on the novel by Donn Pearce.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Gordon Carroll.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Paul Newman plays the title character, a man so named because…

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Airport ’77 (1977)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by H.A.L. Craig, Charles Kuenstle, Screenplay by Michael Scheff, David Spector, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Cacavas.  Production Design by George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Robert Watts, J….

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Airport (1970)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions. Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   What’s most laughable about this ridiculously soapy…

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