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The Godfather

Released 1972 Rating 15 in UK Director Francis Ford Coppola Writer/s Coppola, Mario Puzo Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conti, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Source of story Novel by Mario Puzo Elevator Pitch Rival families battle for control of neighbourhoods in 1940s New York. When the Godfather is … Continue reading

Bond 8: Live and Let Die

Released 1973 Rating A in UK Director Guy Hamilton Writer/s Tom Mankiewicz Starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Geoffrey Holder, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Source of story A story in the 007 franchise – named after but not necessarily based on an Ian Fleming book. Elevator Pitch Bond is sent to New … Continue reading

The Man Who Would Be King

Released 1975 Rating PG in UK Director John Huston Writer/s John Huston, Gladys King Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Shakira Caine, Source of story A Rudyard Kipling short story Elevator Pitch Two British warrant officers from the Indian Army hike over the Himalayas to countries where they can use their military … Continue reading

Alien

Released 1979 Rating 15 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt,  Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch After a visit to an apparently uninhabited planet, the crew of the space tug Nostromo become aware that, inadvertently, they … Continue reading

Kelly’s Heroes

Released 1970 Rating PG in UK Director Brian G Hutton Writer/s Troy Kennedy- Martin Starring Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas, Harry Dean Stanton, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch In WWII Europe a group of American soldiers make their way behind German lines in order to steal a cache … Continue reading

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