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Cast (feature film)

Usual Suspects, The (1994) as Bodyguard No 4
Five criminals are recruited by a mysterious underworld figure to stop a drug transaction.
Broadway Rhythm (1944) as Singer in "Brazilian Boogie Woogie" number
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son.
Ghosts on the Loose (1943) as Sleepy
A gang of street toughs take on Nazi spies.

Dance (feature film)

Fistfighter (1989) as Choreography Assistant (Fights)

Art Department (feature film)

Thumb Tripping (1972) as Prop Master
While a couple of young hippies hitch-hikes through the country, they meet a number of people. Some are nice, some are peculiar, but when they meet a man named Smitty, their trip turns dangerous.
Corky (1972) as Props
An arrogant stock-car racer ignores his family.

Stunts (feature film)

Cobb (1994) as Stunt Performer
Thirty-five years past the prime of his legendary career, Ty Cobb summons Al Stump, the most successful freelance sports journalist of his era, to help him write his autobiography. As they travel together to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Stump dodges Cobb's drunkenly aimed bullets and withering verbal assaults and learns more than he ever wanted to know about Cobb--not only of his greatness, but of his egomania, bigotry, rage and basic contempt for all of mankind. Disturbed by the contrast he discovers between Cobb's stunning achievements and his contemptible personality, Stump struggles to decide on the direction his book should take: Should he write the real story of the man or maintain the myth?
Hero (1992) as Stunts
Ace reporter Gale Gayley literally falls into the story of a lifetime when she's a passenger on an airplane that crashes into a Chicago bridge. In the smoke and darkness, she's saved by a rude, foul-mouthed "hero," who promptly disappears into the night... leaving only his shoe behind. When Gale's T
Miracle Mile (1988) as Stunts
A young musician answers a telephone at an outdoor booth and believes he hears a message that the United States is about to begin a nuclear attack.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Last of the Mobile Hotshots (1970) as Prop
A new bride gets caught between her decadent husband and his black half-brother.
The Strawberry Statement (1970) as Prop
A college student joins a group of revolutionaries to meet girls but ends up committed to their goals.
If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968) as Prop master

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (1982)
The second of three TV-movies inspired by the long-running series briefly returns Olivia Walton from the tubercular sanatorium to which she had retreated toward the end of the initial series (when actress Michael Learned decided to leave the show) in order to help three of her daughters cope with as
Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain, A (1982)
In the last of the Walton movies, the family is reunited for Thanksgiving circa 1946. John-Boy pays a visit from New York (here he is played by Robert Wightman, who inherited the Richard Thomas part late in the series), Jim-Bob wants to set up his own business, aspiring composer Jason talks about closing his small restaurant, and newlyweds Erin and Paul plan to move out of the Walton homestead. Grandma arrives on time, but will John get back from his hospital visit with Olivia (who is not seen in this finale)?
Wedding on Walton's Mountain, A (1982)
The first of three followup TV-movies inspired by the long- running series "The Waltons" (ironically a mainstay on the competing network from 1972 to 1980), this story, set immediately after World War II, focuses on the wedding plans of Erin Walton and Paul Northridge. Nearly all of the original cas
Valentine (1979)
Mary Martin made her TV-movie debut and her first dramatic appearance on television in nineteen years as a feisty widow who falls in love with a zestful widower in a retirement community, much to the disapproval of her married daughter. She and Albertson get the opportunity to sing several songs --
Miracle on 34th Street (1973)
The story of a department store Santa who causes worldwide repercussions when he claims to be the real Santa Claus. The television movie is based on the story by Valentine Davies and the theatrial film of the same title.
Mean Streets (1973)
A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

Cast (special)

Little Caesar's 11th Annual All-Madden Team (1995)
Football analyst John Madden compiles his annual list of the unsung heroes in the game.

Film Production - Construction/Set (special)

God, the Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes (1986) as Property Master
Alfie is a teenager who begins to question her traditional religious beliefs in the face of her sister's terminal illness.

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