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Mark Cousins introduces the last film in the series. (S) (W)
I The Last American Hero
Action drama, starring Jeff Bridges. When his father is arrested for trafficking moonshine, car-mad Elroy Jackson Jr enters the world of stock-car racing to earn money to support his father's case. Widescreen.
Director Lamont Johnson (1973) (S) (W) Films: pp 46-51 ****
BBC Two England


Mark Cousins introduces tonight's film. (S) (W) White of the Eye
Psychological thriller directed by Donald Cammell , starring David Keith and Cathy Moriarty. A series of savage murders in a small Arizona town lead detectives to question Paul White , a local audio systems engineerwho used to love hunting. As pressure grows on White, his wife learns some unpalatable truths linked to the past. Widescreen.
(1986. 18) (S) Films: pp 58-63 ***
BBC Two England


Mark Cousins introduces a double bill of intense, atmospheric films by English director Nicolas Roeg. (S) (W)

Drama starring Jenny Agutter. Two children are stranded in the Australian outback when their father kills himself. After becoming lost, they are befriended by a young Aborigine on a walkabout, part of his initiation into manhood. Widescreen.
(1970.12) (S) (W) Films: pp 62-65 *****
Jonathan Ross's Movie Moment: page 58
BBC Two England


Mark Cousins introduces tonight's film double bill. (S) (W)
The Killers
Thriller starring Lee Marvin. Two killers are contracted to murder a teacher at a school for the blind. When he passively accepts the sentence of death, the hit men set out to discover just why the man died so willingly.
Director Don Siegel (1964, 18) (S) Films: pp 60-67 ***
BBC Two England


Mark Cousins introduces tonight's two cult films. (S) (W)
The Underneath
Years after abandoning his wife Rachel, Michael Chambers returns for his mother's wedding, finds Rachel involved with a local hood and devises a plan to get her back. Widescreen.
Director Steven Soderbergh (1995, 15) (S) (W)
Films: pp 56-60 ***
BBC Two England


Double bill of cult movies, hosted by Mark Cousins. Rumble in the Bronx
Martial-arts crime drama starring Jackie Chan. A Hong
Kong policeman visiting New York for the wedding of a relative becomes involved in a battle against a gang that is conducting a campaign of terror in the Bronx.
Director Stanley Tong (1996, 15)
Films: pp 62-68 ***
Teach Yourself Jackie Chan : page 57
BBC Two England


A double bill of films beginning a new season of cult movies from the dark side of life, introduced by Mark Cousins. (S)
- Blood and Wine
Crime drama starring Jack Nicholson , Stephen Dorff and featuring Michael Caine. Miami wine merchant Alex Gates hatches a plan with a seedy British crook to steal a million-dollar diamond necklace from a customer. Widescreen.
Director Bob Rafelson (1996. 15) (S) (W) Film of the week: page 53 ***
BBC Two England


Mark Cousins presents a Marlon Brando-directed western.
One-Eyed Jacks
Western starring
Marion Brando
Karl Maiden
Bandit Rio vows revenge after his partner, Dad Longworth , rides off with the loot from a robbery. Five years later, Rio plans to rob a bank in a town where the reformed Longworth is sheriff. Rio MARLON BRANDO. Dad Longworth KARL MALDEN . Maria KATY JURADO ,
Louisa PINA PELLICER , Lon SLIM PICKENS (1961, PG) Subtitled .......... * See Films: pp 44-50 ****
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BBC Two England


Mark Cousins introduces John
Huston's 1963 murder mystery.
The List of Adrian Messenger
Murder mystery starring
George C Scott
Adrian Messenger supplies retired British intelligence officer Anthony Gethryn with a mysterious list of names. When Messenger is involved in an aeroplane disaster, Gethryn realises that most of the names have also met with "accidental" deaths and that he is dealing with a murderer. Widescreen.
Black and white Subtitled ..... * See Films: pp 56-61 ***
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Branded to Kill

Mark Cousins continues the season as he introduces a contemporary Japanese thriller starring Jo Shishido. subtitled
Film premiere
An underworld Tokyo killer becomes involved in a lethal struggle for supremacy in which he is both hunter and prey. In Japanese with English subtitles. Widescreen.
Director Seijun Suzuki (1966, 18) * See Films: pp 52-58 ****
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BBC Two England


Mark Cousins introduces a western starring Joan Crawford. Johnny Guitar
Old conflicts erupt when saloon owner Vienna employs mysterious
Johnny Guitar to help in heron-going battles with the local settlers.
Director Nicholas Ray
(1954. PG) # See Rims: pp 58-63 ****
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BBC Two England


Introduced by Mark Cousins.
Mommie Dearest
Film biography of Joan Crawford , based on the book by her adopted daughter Christina, starring Faye Dunaway
Christina and Christopher, the adopted children of film star Joan Crawford , grow up in a blaze of publicity. But their life suffers when Crawford's popularity wanes in the forties.
Director Frank Perry (1981,15)
The Moviedrome season continues on Friday at midnight with Johnny Guitar
# See Films: pp 58-63 ****
BBC Two England


Mark Cousins introduces
Sam Peckinpah 's thriller based on the novel by Robert Ludlum .
The Osterman Weekend
' Thriller starring
Rutger Hauer , John Hurt
A powerful TV newsman is persuaded to become involved in a CIA operation to ensnare some close friends suspected of being Soviet spies.
(1983. 18) Subtitled ............... * See Films: pp 56-62 ***
BBC Two England


The season continues with Brian De Palma 's acclaimed drama exploring the New York underworld. Introduced by Mark Cousins.
Carlito's Way
Gangster drama starring Al Pacino
Sean Penn
Heroin dealer Carlito Brigante is released from prison after serving five years of a 30-year sentence, and wants to go straight. But everything and everyone seems to be turning him back to crime.
(1993.18* ) ♦ See Films: pp 56-62 **** ♦ Film of the Week: page 51
BBC Two England


Mark Cousins introduces tonight's double bill.

Horror thriller by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry
Max Renn is an ambitious cable TV programmer who is a closet voyeur of sex and violence. While pirating signals from satellite dishes, he discovers a show called Videodrome which appears to depict actual tortures and murder. (1982, 18)
See Films: pages 50-56 ****
BBC Two England


The season continues as Mark
Cousins introduces Robert
Altman's star-studded film surrounding the fashion world.
Film premiere Pret-a-Porter
Satirical comedy starn ng Julia Roberts
Tim Robbins
Stephen Rea Lauren Bacall
As a group of fashion designers prepare forthe Paris shows, a reporter sent to investigate the death of the French minister of fashion embarks on an affair with anotherjournalist.
Meanwhile, old flames mingle and old rivalries are rekindled.
Director Robert Altman
(1994.15) Digitalwidescreen
♦ See Films: pages 54-61 *** ♦ Teach Yourself Julia Roberts : p51
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: The Body Snatcher

Vintage horror starring Boris Karloff and featuring Bela Lugosi, memorably portrayed by Martin Landau in tonight's Ed Wood.
Edinburgh, 1832. A gifted doctor enters into a sinister relationship with a grave-robberto obtain cadavers for dissection. However, the troubled doctor begins to question the source of the constant supply of dead bodies. (1945, PG) (Black and white) (Subtitled)
See Films: pp 56-62
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BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Ed Wood

The season continues with a double bill linked by Bela Lugosi and paying homage to the Hollywood B-movie. Introduced by Mark Cousins.

Ed Wood
Biographical drama starring Johnny Depp and featuring an Oscar-winning protrayal of Bela Lugosi by Martin Landau.
On the fringes of Hollywood in the fifties, cross-dressing film director Edward D Wood Jr attempts to raise money for his movie projects with the help of ageing horror star Bela Lugosi. Widescreen. (1994,15) (Black and white) (Subtitled)
Teach yourself Johnny Depp: p53
See Films: pages 56-62
BBC Two England

Moviedrome: Clockers

A new season of Moviedrome opens with Spike Lee's stark dramatisation of Richard Price's novel about drugs and murder.

Introduced by Mark Cousins.
Film premiere: Clockers
Crime thriller starring Harvey Keitel, John Turturro and featuring Delroy Lindo and Mekhi Phifer
Strike, a 16-year-old Brooklyn drug dealer, is asked to prove his loyalty to his employer by killing a troublesome rival pusher. A day after the murder, Strike's upstanding brother Victor confesses to the crime, though Detective Rocco Klein is convinced that the culprit is Strike and is determined to apprehend him. Widescreen.
Director Spike Lee (1995, 18)
See Films: pages 62-67 ***
BBC Two England


Introduced by Mark Cousins.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Crime drama starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle
Ageing hoodlum Eddie Coyle, facing a long prison sentence, agrees to inform on a gang who are planning a bank robbery.
Director Peter Yates (1973)
See Films: pages 74-83 ****
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