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  • Clint Eastwood stars in and directs this sweet comedy about the cowboy impresario of a seedy Wild West show and the stranded Park Avenue heiress he rescues.

    The Wild West has been tamed, leaving no place for a group of romantic roustabouts except their small traveling show... A desperate heiress, who has been left stranded by her con-artist husband, will do anything for a ride to the next town, even allow a blindfolded Bronco Billy throw knives at her for a scant audience. So begins a tumultuous relationship and roller coaster adventure.

  • Phoenix cop Ben Shockley’s dream of breaking “the big case” has faded over time. His assignment to escort from Las Vegas “a nothing witness for a nothing trial” seems like just another meaningless exercise. Until the fireworks start. 

    Clint Eastwood runs The Gauntlet into an explosive movie embodying its title with a vengeance. The witness is a hardened hooker (Sondra Locke) whom everyone — including Vegas oddsmakers — wants dead. Trapped between both sides of the law, the two must survive an obstacle course of raging gunfire, blazing cars, swooping helicopters, murderous ambushes, crazed bikers and crooked police. Building to a ferocious finale that shoots an armoured bus to smithereens with more than 8,000 bullets, The Gauntlet is a trip you can’t miss.

  • As The Outlaw Josey Wales, Clint Eastwood is ideally cast as a hard-hitting, fast-drawing loner, recalling his “Man with No Name” from his European Westerns. But unlike that other mythical outlaw, Josey Wales has a name – and a heart.  

    After avenging his family’s brutal murder, Wales is on the run, pursued by a pack of killers. He travels alone, but a ragtag group of outcasts (including Sondra Locke and Chief Dan George) is drawn to him – and Wales can’t leave his motley surrogate family unprotected. Time called it one of 1976’s best movies. Over time, The Outlaw Josey Wales has secured a place as one of top westerns ever.

  • Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox play “weekend warriors” who set off in two canoes down a mystery-laden Georgia river – and discover a wilderness of terror. Director John Boorman (Excalibur, Hope and Glory) sets them – and viewers – on the knife-edge of survival. 

    Adapted by James Dickey from his novel and nominated for three Academy Awards® including Best Picture, this “absolutely first-rate piece of moviemaking” (Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times) draws us in with the irresistible force of a raging current.