Factotum (2005)

Factotum

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling. (view trailer)

1961 Amphicar 770


Pontiac Moon (1994)

Directed by Peter Medak

Re-Released: Jan 27, 2004
Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

In 1969, just as the Apollo 11 astronauts are about to journey to the moon, science teacher Washington Bellamy (Ted Danson) decides to take his 11-year-old son Andy (Ryan Todd) on a road trip until their 1949 Pontiac Chief has the same mileage as the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Meanwhile Washington's reclusive wife Katherine (Mary Steenburgen) stays at home struggling with her fear of the outside world--until the miraculous moon landing reignites the entire family's capacity for joy and wonder.

Ray Hornsby with the original Pontiac Moon car
The car today


"240-Robert" (1979)

 [TV-Series 1979-1981]


Rehearsing stunt girls
fall from Amphicar


Randee Heller (left) watches
her stunt double rehearse


Stunt coordinator
(Mark Harmon's stunt double)
 instructs stunt team

Originally aired: Monday September 10, 1979 on ABC

Writer: James Schmerer
Director: Phil Bondelli
Guest Stars: Joey Aresco (Roger) , Jody Gibson (Davia Rawsil) , Oaky Miller (Emcee) , Bob Harders (Adam) , Raymond O'Keefe (T. Warren) , William Kux (Harry) , Steven Peterman (Garl)

The 240 rescue team are forced to act quickly when a speedboat cuts short the test of an experimental diving bell by severing the air lines and imprisoning the two students 120 feet below the surface. In another development, a woman rescued by Thibideaux is an important person in the recording industry and vows to make him a star.

Kapitein Zeppos - (1964)

When Kapitein Zeppos was launched on Belgian television in 1964, it was the latest in a growing line of memorable children's television productions produced by the BRT. The previous year had seen the light-hearted time travel romp, De tijdscapsule ("The Time Machine") which, in common with Kapitein Zeppos, was directed by Senne Rouffaer and produced by Rik Van den Abbeele. But of all Belgian children's television, it was 1964's entry which would perhaps become the most fondly recalled.

Kapitein Zeppos told the story of a mysterious man, Jan Stephorst, who has returned from a life in Greece. There, he became known as Captain Zeppos - the 'captain' because he owned a boat, and 'Zeppos' because the locals couldn't pronounce 'Stephorst'. It is under this moniker that Stephorst returns incognito to his homeland of Belgium to claim his inheritance - the beautiful castle and grounds of the Belderbos estate. His return is greeted with much suspicion among the townsfolk of the nearby Belder, but he is at least welcomed by young Ben Kurrel who quickly forms a strong bond of friendship with the stranger. As the story progresses, it becomes apparent that there is more to the Belderbos estate than either Zeppos or the people of Belder ever realised.


Cottonpickin Chickenpickers (1967)

Rating: NR
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Starring:
DEL REEVES, SONNY TUFTS, TOMMY NOONAN, SLAPSIE MAXIE ROSENBLOOM, LILA LEE, MEL TILLIS.

Directed by: Larry Jackson (III)

PLOT DESCRIPTION
Hayseeds abound in this musical comedy, two star-struck hoboes hop what they think is a west-bound train that will land them in Hollywood. Well, it's going to Hollywood all right, but unfortunately its destination is Hollywood, Florida. The two become so hungry along the way that they are forced to ditch the train. They end up somewhere in the deep South and eventually try to swipe a hen. Unfortunately, they get caught by the Zickafoose family who chase them all about. Soon white lightning runners are also after them and all sorts of chaos ensues. Songs: "Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers," "This Must Be the Bottom," "Comin' On Strong," "Dirty Ole Egg Suckin' Dog," "Not Me," and ""Messed Up."" ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide


The President's Analyst (1967)

Runtime: 103 min
Country: USA
Language: English / Russian / Mandarin
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix: Mono
Certification: Finland:K-16 / Singapore:PG / Sweden:15 / USA:Not Rated
Trivia: 'Barry McGuire' (Old Wrangler) made his own flowered pants for the movie. During that time they were quite the rage. (more)
Quotes: Dr. Sidney Schaefer: [firing machine gun] Take that you hostile son of a bitch! (more)
Awards: 1 nomination (more)

Cast overview, first billed only:

The President's Analyst is a 1967 comedy film written and directed by Theodore J. Flicker, starring James Coburn. Featuring stylish widescreen cinematography by William A. Fraker, the film has strong elements of political satire and science fiction, and has some resemblance to many of the spy spoofs that had proliferated in the mid-60’s in the wake of the James Bond phenomenon

Dr. Sidney Schaefer (James Coburn), a psychologist, is chosen by the U.S. Government to act as the President’s personal analyst. He is constantly telephoned at any/all hours to go to the White House and listen to his client’s daily problems, and quickly becomes overwhelmed by stress. Schaefer begins to feel that he is being watched everywhere and his paranoia grows to an almost insane degree; he even suspects his sweet girlfriend (Joan Delaney) of spying on him. Eventually, he goes on the lam and manages to narrowly avoid several assassination attempts by tiny agents from the “FBR”, who are trying to kill him due to his having been pegged as a risk to national security. At the same time, spies from every corner of the world attempt to kidnap him because of all the secret information the President has confided to him. Two of Schaefer’s previous clients, a “CEA” assassin (Godfrey Cambridge) and a Russian spy (Severn Darden), come to his aid and help him expose a major conspiracy involving The Phone Company and world domination.


THE SANDWICH MAN 1966

  • Actors: Robert Hartford-Davis|Michael Bentine|Suzy Kendall|Norman Wisdom
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Video Collection Int. Ltd
  • VHS Release Date: 28 May 1996
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Unless you are a mad dog Anglophile who raises an evening pint to the Queen and sleeps in Union Jack pajamas, you should probably avoid "The Sandwich Man." This 1966 comedy has very little appeal beyond the most extreme fans of British culture--and even within that niche market, this film is clearly an acquired taste.

    Michael Bentine, one of the original stars of the BBC's legendary radio series "The Goon Show" (which launched Peter Sellers' career in the 1950s), plays the eponymous character: a gregarious East Ender whose job involves walking about London carrying a sandwich board advertising platter for the tailoring establishment of Finkelbaum and O'Casey (and that is actually one of the funnier gags in the film!). During the course of the day, the Sandwich Man encounters a seemingly endless variety of Londoners from every level of Britain's ossified class structure. We have the upper class twits, the earthy laborers, comic relief foreigners, self-absorbed mod swingers, dubious buskers and stoic police constables who unleash frantic emotions in anyone they stop.

    The main problem with "The Sandwich Man" is a fairly significant one: most of the film is painfully unfunny. Bentine, co-writing the screenplay with director Robert Hartford-Davis, created a tired mix of labored slapstick, weak satire, and frequently offensive racial humor (a running gag involving a pair of bumbling Sikh musicians dragging their instruments across the city is astonishing in its cruelty). The film quickly devolves into a hit-and-miss sketch comedy, with an emphasis on the "miss," and Bentine (a funny man in his own right) has little to do here but stand on the sidelines and watch in either awe or amusement at the variety of pratfalls, tired one-liners, and lame situations around him.

    There are only two reasons to check into "The Sandwich Man": the film is stuffed with a high number of cameo appearances by stars of the British film and TV orbit (Terry-Thomas, Dora Bryan, Diana Dors, Norman Wisdom, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ron Moody, Alfie Bass, Suzy Kendall, Burt Kwouk, Anna Quayle, Harry H. Corbett, Michael Chaplin, Frank Finlay and Bernard Cribbins turn up), and the film offers a pleasant travelogue view of London. If you don't mind watching some fine actors involved in second-rate comedy, you can get some memorable glimpses of the West End, Soho, Trafalgar Square, the Embankment, and other wonderful London locations.


    Ein Ferienbett mit 100 PS
    ("A vacation bed with 100hp") 1965

    • Director - Wolfgang Becker

    "The story is the couple win the Amphicar and a vacation in a prize draw but the vacation goes wrong and they have to sleep in the Amphicar." - David Chapman (UK)


    Rotten To The Core (1965)-UK-Crime Comedy

    Rating: NR
    Running Time: 90 Minutes

    Starring: Ian Bannen, Avis Bunnage, Kenneth Griffith, Charlotte Rampling, Anton Rodgers, Eric Sykes
    Directed by: John Boulting

    PLOT DESCRIPTION
    England's famed comedy brothers John Boulting and Roy Boulting created this caper about a trio of crooks plotting to retrieve their ill-gotten booty. Jelly Knight (Dudley Sutton), Lenny the Dip (Kenneth Griffith), and Scapa Flood (James Beckett) are released from the stir upon finishing their sentence for pulling off a heist. They immediately go in search of their one-time leader, The Duke (Anton Rodgers), who was supposed to safeguard their share of the money. When they find the Duke's girlfriend Sara (Charlotte Rampling), she tells them that the Duke is dead, and the money is long gone. It's not long before the gang discovers that she's lying, however, and that the Duke is masquerading as the head of a spa, the Hope Springs Nature Clinic, where he is planning a felony with some criminal cronies. Jelly, Lenny, and Scapa get in on the scam, while Sara dallies with Lieutenant Vine (Ian Bannen), an officer from a nearby army camp. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide


    Famous people's Amphicars and famous people in Amphicars.


    Alan Jackson's Amphicar (on the right - a scene from the video "That'd Be Alright")


    George Gray of many TV roles such as hosting "Junkyard Wars and "Weakest Link" takes his Amphicar out for a swim.


    President Lyndon Johnson's blue Amphi


    President Jimmy Carter in an Amphi


    Run DMC in a 67 Amphi (love the duct tape on the door!)


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