Harold Pelham, a partner in a large electronics firm, finds himself in bewildering circumstances after recovering from a near-fatal car accident. What causes him to renounce his high business principles? Why do friends and colleagues repeatedly sight him in places he has never been? And why does Julie, an attractive girl he has seen only once, claim such an intimate relationship with him? Does Pelham really have a doppelganger – or is he losing his mind?
In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) invites studios to shoot his actual battles against Porfírio Diaz army to raise funds for financing guns and ammunition. The Mutual Film Corporation, through producer D.W. Griffith (Colm Feore), interests for the proposition and sends the filmmaker Frank Thayer (Eion Bailey) to negotiate a contract with Pancho Villa himself.
A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.
A 1983 stand-up comedy film featuring the comedy of Bill Cosby. Filmed before a live audience at the Hamilton Place Theatre, in Hamilton, Ontario. Cosby gives his comedic views on people who drink too much and take drugs, going to the dentist, marriage and parenthood.
The film revolves around "young" are forced to lie at the beginning of his life as a result of the difficult conditions experienced by the passage of time believe everyone lie, can not undo, and despite his work as an employee in the private sector but that correspond with a number of government agencies demanding to resolve a number of crises public such as "bread" and "unemployment" and "housing crisis" and occur after a surprise and become famous.
The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with a bit more trouble as well.
Northern Ireland's legendary star remains one of the most naturally gifted footballers there has ever been.
The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a fatal car accident. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.
Young Jim Stanton is a conscientious surgeon, but spends too many off-duty hours pursuing his passion for aviation to suit his stuffy father. When it is discovered that a passenger killed in a plane that Jim crashes was a married woman, the resulting scandal prompts the hospital to put Jim on probation. His pride wounded, Jim takes to the open road and enjoys the simpler life of a vagabond. In Los Angeles--where he is arrested for vagrancy and put to work on a road crew--Jim runs into old pal Dick Miller, who gets him a job as a mechanic for Roberts Aviation. But maintaining his anonymity becomes more difficult, particularly when a pretty nurse, Doris King, decides to make Jim's redemption her personal crusade.
An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.
The tragic story of Ricky Naputi, one of the worlds fattest men. At nearly 65 stone, bedridden and confined to his home on the Pacific island of Guam, Ricky had limited access to obesity medical care. Even finding a doctor to give him the weight-loss surgery he so desperately needed would prove to be a massive challenge.
Duane Michals: The Man Who Invented Himself follows the artist around his favorite locations (Pittsburgh, New York, Vermont) and explores his use of universal themes such as love, desire, death and immortality.
Doug Stanhope has been a stand-up comic since 1990. Recorded in Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex on July 19, 2011, this is the follow up to the widely praised Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere.
Plimpton! tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many, George Plimpton. Using Plimpton’s own narration – along with thoughts and stories from friends, family and contemporaries – the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man.
Captures the energy and fierce intellect of the man, introducing us to some of the key elements of his work, while acknowledging--even celebrating--its many contradictions.
In “Mr. Tompkins Learns the Facts of Life”, Mr. Tompkins learns about biology. In a wild and entertaining dream, his creator, author George Gamow, sends him through his own blood steam to investigate how his body really functions. Professor Igor Gamow and legendary filmmaker, Stan Brakhage, made the film “Mr. Tompkins Inside Himself” based on George Gamow’s book. The film includes an introduction by George Gamow, himself.
This film is unusual for an Edison film, in that the film crew actually went to Britain to take footage of their suffragettes in action. In particular, they are there to get footage of the militant suffragettes--the ones who handcuffed themselves to buildings or broke windows because of their rage over having no right to vote.
Bob Monkhouse's live act captured on video for the first time. An adult stand-up comic act.
Joseph Graybill, learning that his friends have been making a lot of money in the stock market, takes a flyer himself. However, when a drop in the shares he has bought wipes him out, he breaks into his employer's safe for money to pay for a margin call. Will the thought of his grey-haired mother and the importunities of his co-worker Mabel Normand stop him or will he descend to a life of crime?
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself is a 2003 television film for HBO in partnership with City Entertainment and starring Antonio Banderas as Pancho Villa, directed by Bruce Beresford, written by Larry Gelbart and executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Mark Gordon and Larry Gelbart and line produced by Tony Mark. The cast also included Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent, Michael McKean, Eion Bailey and Alexa Davalos. Maurer, who originally conceived the story and did extensive research, sold the project to HBO and then brought on Gordon and hired Gelbart to write and collaborate on the screenplay. At the time of production, this was the most expensive 2-hour television/cable movie ever made, with a budget of over $30 million. The movie was shot almost entirely on location in and around San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The movie garnered nine Emmy nominations including Outstanding made for television movie or miniseries, one Golden Globe nomination for Banderas for Best Performance by an actor in a television movie or miniseries, and won an ALMA award for Outstanding Television Movie or Miniseries as well as Writers Guild Award to Larry Gelbart for Outstanding screenplay for a television movie or miniseries and Maurer and Gordon were nominated for a Producers Guild Award for Producer of the Year for Outstanding Television Movie or Miniseries. In addition, Maurer, Gordon, Gelbart and Mark won the 2004 Imagen Award for producing for Best Movie for Television by the Imagen Foundation .
A Class by Himself was a British sitcom, which aired from 1971 to 1972. The half-hour series was made by Harlech Television and starred John Le Mesurier of Dad's Army fame as Lord Bleasham.