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memories of the ’80s – The Falcon and the Snowman

The mid ’80s brought to the big screen a thriller based on a true story: The Falcon and The Snowman. Directed by John Schlesinger, the film starred Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn, who star as two Americans who try to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Passenger

In the mid 1970s, Jack Nicholson starred in this mystery about a television journalist who gets caught up in a drama while overseas in The Passenger. Directed by Michael Antonini, Nicholson plays David Locke, a TV journalist working on a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Heaven Can Wait

The late 1970s brought a unique drama/comedy to the big screens with Heaven Can Wait. Directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, the story was based on the book of the same name by Harry Segall. Elaine May and Beatty … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

An unlikely duo came to the small screen in 1980 to solve mysteries in the one hour drama Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. Created by Stephen J. Cannell, the show starred EL “Tenspeed” Turner, played by Ben Vereen, and Lionel “Brown … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Richie Brockleman, Private Eye

For the creative mind of Stephen J. Cannell, there were many successes but also a few misses, like Richie Brockleman, Private Eye. Cannell and Steven Bochco came up with the idea of Brockleman, a private investigator who would be unlike … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Vega$

In the late 1970s, the salacious city of Las Vegas became the setting for the latest private detective drama: Vega$. Created by Michael Mann and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, Vega$ starred Robert Urich as Dan Tanna. As a local … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

In 1980, Sidney Sheldon wrote a best-selling novel that would also become a popular mini-series: Rage of Angels. Focusing on lead character Jennifer Parker, a young assistant district attorney, Sheldon shows a naive woman who as her office is investigating … Continue reading

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