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1. Born to Win

Description: LikeTelevision's Classic Movie channel is proud to present - Born to Win is a 1971 film about a junkie named J.J. - played by George Segal who tries to turn his tragic life around. Ironically, George Segal currently stars in a hit tv show - called Just Shoot Me, ... but I digress... J.J. is a classic urban druggie loser with a tattoo - Born to Win, hence the title. He tries to make one last score with his girlfriend Parm, played by Karen Black. The film also stars Robert DeNiro as an undercover cop, Paula Prentiss as Veronica, J.J.'s ex wife - who is also a junkie, Hector Elizondo as the dealer, Vivian, and Burt Young, as muscle for the criminal element. Burt Young is best known as Adrian's (played by Talia Shire) brother Paulie in the Rocky movies with Sylvester Stallone as the gritty boxer, Rocky Balboa, from Philadelphia.

2. Brother From Another Planet

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - a cult classic low budget alien film called Brother From Another Planet. Written and directed by John Sayles, an alien crash lands in Harlem while on the run from evil outer space bounty hunters. Joe Morton, is the brother from another planet - who is a fugitive slave on the lamb. John Sayles and David Strathaim play the two Men in Black - who are diabolical bounty hunters trying to capture the gentle hero. The film was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 1985 Sundance Film Festival.

3. Bucket of Blood

Description: The LikeTelevision™ movie channel proudly presents -A Bucket of Blood! This film, a cult classic horror satire by the great Roger Corman, the king of the low budget genre, made this gem in 1959. The film precedes Little Shop of Horrors but is similar in many ways. The hero, or anti-hero is Walter Paisley, a waiter in a Beatnik coffee shop with live Poetry readings, who wants to be an ARTIST, but unfortunately, he has no talent. Great dialogue, very funny, and awesome music with Paul Horn on sax. Cool movie - check it out.

4. Dragnet - Big Seventeen, The

Description: The LikeTelevision™ classic TV channel presents another terrific episode of Dragnet, starring our favorite TV cop, Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday. In this episode - The Big Seventeen - Joe is working hard to find a 17 year old kid who has a stolen a bunch of high grade heroin. If he starts selling it to other kids - Joe fears a lot of kids will overdose on the uncut drugs. But - the police are too late, and the kid who stole the drugs dies of a drug overdose. Overall, a terrific Dragnet episode - also features an interesting part where the kids went crazy and trashed the movie theater. And the owner turns over a little box filled with drugs to Joe. What's in the box? Two joints of marijuana. Is that what I think it is. I am not wrong am I?? Joe responds - no sir, no mistake, it marijuana.

5. Escape from Sobibor

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - Escape from Sobibor starring Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula and Rutger Hauer. Sobibor was a Jewish concentration camp in World War II that was created for the sole purpose of exterminating as many Jewish people as quickly as possible - part of Hitler's notorious final solution, which called for eliminating the Jewish people from Europe. Most estimates believe that 260,000 people were killed in the Nazi gas chambers at Sobibor - making it a small sized operation compared to Auschwitz or Dachau. What makes Sobibor so noteworthy - the escape on October 14, 1943 when over 300 of the 600 Jewish prisoners escaped into the Polish death camp and lived to tell their story. The film does a remarkable job of telling the story of these determined heros - and heroines who refused to give into despair, and hoped in spite of a hopeless situation. The film was nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, and Won the Golden Globeaward n 1988 for Best Motion Picture made for TV. Excellent.

6. Get Christie Love

Description: Get Christie Love - a 1970s funky action drama about a kick butt police woman, played by Teresa Graves is a classic, and has a spot in the history of movies. The movie morphed into a short-lived TV series of the same name and Teresa Graves was the first black woman on TV to star in an hour long show. By today's hypercritical PC insanity - this movie could be viewed as racist. There are some stereotyping incidents and other things that will make you roll your eyes - and yes - they use the N word. At the same time - Christie Love is a heroine - and a tough, karate kicking Mamma Jamma. The TV show played opposite another classic female cop drama - Police Woman, starring Angie Dickinson. Lots of channel flipping times, yes they were.

7. Hunchback of Notre Dame

Description: Epic Victor Hugo tale about love, money and desire. Esmerelda, the beautiful heroine of the story is caught in a web of desire and obsession.

8. Man with the Golden Arm

Description: Frank Sinatra is Frankie Machine - a recovering heroin addict, married to a crippled woman who encourages him to deal cards with his “golden“ arm. Meanwhile, he's in love with another woman (Kim Novak). Lots of really cool period jazz music - though old blues eyes doesn't sing, he does play some terrible drums, especially when he's jones-ing in a cold turkey spasm. Also of note is Elmer Bernstein's really cool jazzy music, which helps drive the film's emotional rollercoaster.

9. Metropolis

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents Metropolis - a 1925 landmark silent film by Fritz Lang. This riveting movie is a must see for anyone who follows the history of film. In an ethereal time and place - men with brains (and "plans") control and dominate the workers, and the hands that build everything, including all the machines that rule their life. Amazing photography, huge sets and multiple tesla coils. Sci-Fi at its finest!

10. Michael Curtiz's Yankee Doodle Dandy Is Released

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - January 2!

11. Reefer Madness

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents Reefer Madness - a 1936 documentary about the dangers of a new drug - marijuana. A local principal tells the PTA a story of a women named Mary who lives in Brooklyn, NY. and sells pot to hooligans and juvenile delinquents. Originally called - Tell Your Children, the film explains that marijuana is more dangerous than heroin and other class one narcotics. Over the years, the film has become a cult favorite and is shown at colleges everywhere as a satire.

12. Rififi

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents -Rififi, a classic French fforeign film about how the perfect crime, goes very very wrong. Made in 1955, Jules Dassin won the Best Director award in the Cannes Film Festival that year - and for a good reason. This is one of the best crime dramas ever made. A great deal of planning goes into pulling off the biggest jewel heist of all time - and part 3 which features tthe actual heist is reknowned for its tension. For a long period, no words are spoken... the film is very quiet as we jjoin the criminal at the scene. Everything goes off as planned - but as is often the case, the human element will lead to thier demise.

13. Sex Madness

Description: Sex Madness is an vintage documentary on the repercussions of a loose sexual lifestyle. The movie features a tales of two girls who enter the world of Burlesque Theater and end up needing a doctor's treatment for assorted venereal diseases. Interesting reflection on the culture of the 1930's US and the prevailing attitude toward human sexual behavior. Similar to Reefer Madness, only no one goes homicidal!


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