The battle of Midway sounded its furious thunder in June 1942, just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Midway interweaves the dramatic personal stories of the men who fought the courageous battle that was to be the Pacific turning point for the United States. The all-star cast and breakthrough war footage convey the Battle of Midway with powerful reality and epic sweep.
A rag-tag band of survivors of a nuclear holocaust head for Albany, New York, the only city in America spared in the apocalypse. Tanner, Denton and Keegan are co-workers at an underground military facility. They find themselves an all-terrain vehicle and set out for the (now) wilds of up-state New York. Along the way they pick up a number of survivors, including a surly and incorrigible teenager. On the way to their destination, they find themselves fighting not just mutant insects and the savage landscape, but themselves as they try to forge bonds to survive.
"Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the nerve chilling sequel to the greatest disaster movie ever made. Charlton Heston is in the cockpit for this incredible adventure as the only man who can save the 747 and its passengers when it's hit in midair by a private plane. Karen Black is the chief stewardess who must act as the blinded pilot's hands and eyes to take control of the plane or die trying. Myrna Loy, Helen Reddy, Linda Blair, Dana Andrews, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Gloria Swanson, Sid Caesar and George Kennedy, recreating his acclaimed Airport role, are also aboard trying to survive the deadly skies of this high flying thriller.
Rod Steiger plays the tattoo-covered title role in this fascinating vision of doom and danger based on the classic short story collection by futurist Ray Bradbury. Robert Drivas portrays a good-natured drifter who can't tear his eyes from Steiger's freakish illustrations. And Claire Bloom is the mysterious seductress who created the "art" that curses its bearer - and comes to life in a nightmarish trio of tales. Two spoiled children turn playtime into slay time (from The Veldt). Shipwrecked astronauts wander across a planet cursed by The Long Rain. And loving parents choose their children's fate when the end nears (from The Last Night of the World). Every one of The Illustrated Man's pictures tells a story. And every story ends in terror.
Academy Award winner Warren Beatty stars as a handsome playboy cardsharp who discovers a foolproof method to beat the casinos in Kaleidoscope. Barney Lincoln (Beatty) breaks into the factory the manufactures playing cards for the large European casinos and etches a small mark that only he can read on the backs of all its cards. Everything goes smoothly until his girlfriend's policeman father discovers the reason for Lincoln's incredible winning streak ... and forces Lincoln to work undercover for Scotland Yard.
Suspense-master Willam Golman (Marathon Man) wrote the novel from which this bizarre black comedy was adapted. It's the extraordinary account of a plumber who kills a dowdy matron, a priest who kills a dowdy matron, and a policeman who kills a dowdy matron. Actually they're all the same man, a psychotic master of disguise brilliantly played by versatile Rod Steiger. The killer also gets his kicks phoning in clues to detective George Segal. All of New York trembles as a sixth strangling is reported in the papers. And the man with the makeup kit stalks another victim... the detective's girlfriend (Lee Remick). A suspenseful, macabre game of cat and mouse.
This fast-paced, sophisticated mystery stars Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Paul Newman (TV's "Empire Falls" miniseries, "The Color of Money") as a private eye hired by Academy Award and Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Lauren Bacall ("The Big Sleep," "The Mirror Has Two Faces") to investigate her husband's disappearance. An all-star cast includes Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Janet Leigh ("Psycho," "The Manchurian Candidate"), Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Shelley Winters (TV's "Roseanne," "The Poseidon Adventure"), Academy Award-nominee and Emmy-winner Julie Harris (TV's "Knots Landing," "East of Eden") and Golden Globe-nominee Robert Wagner (TV's "Hart to Hart," the "Austin Powers" features). Screenplay by Academy Award-winner William Goldman ("The General's Daughter," "All the President's Men"), based on a novel by best-selling mystery writer Ross Macdonald.
Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee James Caan ("Misery," "The Godfather") stars as a one-time basketball star who finds the realities of life are tougher than those on the playing field. Based on the brilliant novel by John Updike and featuring a superb supporting cast. Co-starring Oscar and Emmy-winner Jack Albertson ("Chico and the Man"), Arthur Hill ("The Champ"), Oscar-nominee Carrie Snodgrass ("Diary of a Mad Housewife"), and Ken Kercheval ("Dallas").