SUDDEN IMPACT
1983, Warner Bros., 117 min, USA, Dir: Clint Eastwood

A vigilante is targeting male criminals from San Francisco to sleepy (and fictional) San Paulo and shooting them in their manhoods. “Dirty” Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) takes the case. But as he digs deeper, he discovers things aren’t as clear-cut - as the facts unfold, Harry finds himself empathizing with the killer. To further muddy the waters, he meets a local artist named Jennifer who might be the one behind the trigger. Costarring Sondra Locke.


ROLLERCOASTER
1977, Universal, 119 min, USA, Dir: James Goldstone

If you’ve ever heard rails creak beneath you on an amusement park ride, you can appreciate the potential for disaster on a rollercoaster; throw a mad bomber into the mix and the excitement is non-stop! One of two features penned by prolific TV writer-producers Richard Levinson and William Link, ROLLERCOASTER stars George Segal as a chain-smoking ride inspector who goes up against psychopathic extortionist Timothy Bottoms. Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark lend support in this underrated suspense thriller, which includes the big-screen debuts of Helen Hunt and Steve Guttenberg, as well as a performance by cult rockers Sparks.


THX 1138
1971, Warner Bros., 88 min, USA, Dir: George Lucas

George Lucas' first (and most adult) picture outdoes 1984 and Brave New World in painting a bleak, dehumanized future where every person is given pills to quiet emotions, eliminate sex drive, increase work production and prevent the questioning of authority. With Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasance.


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