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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Art Department (feature film)

1.
Father of Hell Town (1985)
Robert Blake's scrappy, ex-convict-turned-ghetto priest in an impoverished inner-city parish was the latest in his series of original characters (after "Baretta" and "Joe Dancer") and his "Hell Town" turned into a surprise hit (written pseudonymously by Blake). Blake convinced the network into going
2.
City Killer (1984)
A love-crazed terrorist threatens not only the woman he loves but the entire city by demolishing the downtown area in a twisted attempt to win her over. A cast of familiar TV faces was upstaged by a series of controlled though graphic implosions of multi-story office buildings during location filmin
3.
Six Weeks (1982) as Set Decorator
Patrick Dalton is a Congressional candidate from California. When Nicole, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy woman, offers to work on his campaign, Patrick says no. But when he learns that Nicole has leukemia and not long to live, he changes his mind. Patrick is determined to see that the gir
4.
Something So Right (1982)
The adult male friend (a balding, paunchy, somewhat klutzy, middle-aged nightclub owner) that a woman at the Big Brother organization recruits for the troubled pre-teen son of a hard-working divorcee turns out to be more than she bargained for. His "average Joe" casting against image surprised James
5.
Killing of Randy Webster, The (1981)
When a teenage boy is slain by the Houston police following a stolen van chase, his father (Hal Holbrook) undertakes a tireless investigation into the truth and uncovers the fact that the gun found with the boy's body was a "throwdown," a weapon planted by the police. This true story initially was t
6.
Stunts Unlimited (1980)
A group of Hollywood stunt performers are recruited by former U.S. Intelligence agent Glenn Corbett to retrieve a stolen laser gun from a notorious arms dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. One member of the team, Sam J. Jones, is best remembered for playing "Flash Gordon" in the 1982 movie
7.
Coast to Coast (1980) as Set Decorator
After Madie's husband has her committed to a New York mental hospital to avoid having to go through an expensive divorce, she escapes and gets a ride back to California with truck driver Charles Callahan. On the road, Madie and Charles are harrassed by thugs that her husband has sent after her, but
8.
Ordeal of Dr. Mudd, The (1980)
Dennis Weaver is the Maryland physician condemned to prison in the Dry Tortugas in 1865 after unwittingly aiding in John Wilkes Booth's escape following Lincoln's assassination by setting Booth's broken leg, and several years later was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson for his work during an epid
9.
Portrait of a Rebel: Margaret Sanger (1980)
A fact-based story about that controversial crusader for women's rights.
10.
Death Car on the Freeway (1979)
Model-turned-Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack is a determined TV reporter out to find a maniac who is methodically attacking lone women drivers on the Los Angeles Freeway by pushing them off the road with his powerful van. A number of familiar TV stars (including Dinah Shore, in her "dramatic" TV debut)
11.
Hooper (1978) as Set Decorator
Two Hollywood stunt men, a long-time veteran and a younger man, compete for the title of "greatest stunt man alive" by performing increasingly dangerous feats.
12.
Rainbow (1978)
A musical drama tracing the life of a young Judy Garland (ages 10 to 17) during her rise from struggling vaudeville performer to the star of "The Wizard of Oz." Cinematographer Howard R. Schwartz received an Emmy Award for his contribution.
13.
Big Wednesday (1978) as Set Decorator
Three surfing friends reunite after each has served in the Vietnam War.
14.
Citizens Band (1977) as Set Decorator
This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else in his life. His father, Roberts Blossom is a sour old man who is nice on the radio. Charles Napier is a trucker hospitalized after an accident, with hilarious consequences.
15.
Gauntlet, The (1977) as Set Decorator
Ben Shockley, a mediocre, alcoholic cop gets assigned to escort a tough Vegas hooker to a Mob trial, only to find out that various parties, including the commissioner who assigned him to the case, don't expect them to make it there alive.
16.
Enforcer, The (1976) as Set Decorator
"Dirty Harry'' Callahan and his female partner hunt rocket-armed radicals holding the mayor on Alcatraz.
17.
Breakout (1975) as Set Decoration
Maverick bush pilot Charles Bronson agrees to rescue a man framed for murder from an impregnable Mexican jail.
18.
Master Gunfighter, The (1975) as Set Decorator
Shortly after Calfornia became part of the United States, it was common for American settlers and the U.S. government to discriminate against Mexican landowners and even take their land by force or trickery. When some rich Mexican rangers in the Santa Barbara area realize that their property and wealth are at risk, they devise a plan to divert the focus of the government by misdirecting a ship carrying a cargo of gold and wiping out the local Chumash Indian tribe. The family's estranged adopted son tries to stop his family's unethical plan and save them some other way.
19.
What Are Best Friends For? (1973)
An amiable comedy about the determined efforts of a married couple to find a girl for their recently divorced best friend.
20.
Daughters of Joshua Cabe, The (1972)
A pilot film about a fur trapper who, in a scheme to keep his land holdings in the wake of a homesteading law, recruits a prostitute, a thief, and a pickpocket to portray his daughters.
21.
Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (1972)
A policeman's widow becomes determined to clear his name after learning that he was accused of being on the take, and following his shooting in an ambush she tracks down the real killer.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

22.
Panache (1976)
A stylish comedy swashbuckler mixing romance, masterful swordplay, political treachery, and twentieth-century pratfalls in seventeenth-century France -- obviously inspired by the success of Richard Lester's versions of "The Three Musketeers" and "The Four Musketeers." This film, which lives up to it
23.
Mayday At 40,000 Feet! (1976)
An airliner has been disabled and the lives of its terrified passengers depend on the untried skills of its co-pilot after the pilot is seriously wounded by a killer who had boarded during a stopover.
24.
Panache (1976)
A stylish comedy swashbuckler mixing romance, masterful swordplay, political treachery, and twentieth-century pratfalls in seventeenth-century France -- obviously inspired by the success of Richard Lester's versions of "The Three Musketeers" and "The Four Musketeers." This film, which lives up to it
25.
Mayday At 40,000 Feet! (1976)
An airliner has been disabled and the lives of its terrified passengers depend on the untried skills of its co-pilot after the pilot is seriously wounded by a killer who had boarded during a stopover.

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