A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.
In this version of the classic story – based on the smash Broadway musical – Dorothy is a shy 24-year-old Harlem kindergarten teacher who is brought by a snowstorm to the mysterious Land of Oz, a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City. The re-telling of the tale includes various urban settings, extreme sadness and melancholy, and features themes of rising above one’s background and the expectations of others.
Set in Europe during WWII, a group of American soldiers are in the process of being shipped off to military prison for a variety of infractions, ranging from desertion to murder. While they’re being transported, a German artillery attack hits the convoy, killing the MPs and enabling four of the prisoners to escape. The group decides their best bet is to head to neutral Switzerland where they can avoid the fighting and prison. As they make their way to what they think will be freedom, they end up volunteering for a commando mission to steal a V2 warhead for the French Underground. Somehow, the team must sneak into the most heavily guarded base in German territory, steal the Nazi’s most precious military hardware, and bring it back to the allies without getting arrested again by their own side.
Swirling in controversy after its 1978 release and notable as Britain’s first commercial gay film, director Ron Peck’s intimate drama follows the struggles of a homosexual London schoolteacher forced to keep his personal life in the closet. Living as a model educator by day, Jim (Ken Robertson) cruises the club scene by night hoping to find someone to fill the emptiness. The supporting cast includes Tony Westrope and Maureen Dolan.
Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress) and her brother Arthur (Antonio Marsina) get off a plane somewhere in South America, allegedly in search of her husband. They team up with, Dr. Edward Foster (Stacy Keach). The three head into the jungle, get in more than a few fights amongst themselves, and view lots of gratuitous animal cruelty, notable an iguana getting eviscerated.
A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a French unit at the same site a decade before in this bitter look at the beginnings of the Vietnam war.
A pair of smugglers manage to pick up a castaway while running from the authorities, who turns out to be the only survivor from a secret mission to destroy a mysterious superweapon designed by the evil Count Zartham. The smugglers are soon recruited by the Emperor to complete the mission, as well as to rescue the Emperor’s son, who has gone missing.
Almost all people SSKarnak, cruising the Nile, has reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. His jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs.. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet will not give him a promised dowry, writer Salome Otterbourne is facing a libel suit brought by Linnet, Salome daughterly Rosalie wants to protect his mother, American Andrew Pennington has been embezzling from the Ridgeway family, and former friend Jacqueline de Bellefort is upset that Linnet stole her boyfriend, Simon, away from him. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must unravel the mystery when Linnet (and some of the others) turn up dead.
Halos lahat ng tao sa SSKarnak, cruising ang Nile, ay may dahilan sa gusto eredera Linnet Ridgeway patay. Ang kanyang mga jewels ay coveted ng matatanda Mrs. van Schuyler, ang kanyang mga katulong na babae ay mapataob dahil Linnet ay hindi magbibigay sa kanya ng isang ipinangako dote, manunulat Salome Otterbourne ay nakaharap sa isang libelo suit na nagdala ng Linnet, Salome ng anak na babae Rosalie nagnanais na pangalagaan ang kanyang ina, American Andrew Pennington ay na-embezzling mula sa Ridgeway pamilya, at mga dating kaibigan Jacqueline de Bellefort ay mapataob na Linnet balabal ang kanyang kasintahan, Simon, ang layo mula sa kanya. Belgian sekreta Hercule Poirot ay dapat lutasin ang misteryo kapag Linnet (at ng ilan sa mga iba pa) turn up ng patay.