THE END
1978, Park Circus/MGM, 100 min, USA, Dir: Burt Reynolds

This pitch-black comedy stars Burt Reynolds as a man who uses his recently diagnosed terminal illness as a means to manipulate those closest to him. As the mental patient who, in his own murderous way, tries to help, Dom DeLuise was never funnier; the outstanding cast also features Sally Field, Carl Reiner, Joanne Woodward and Myrna Loy.


THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
1982, Universal, 114 min, USA, Dir: Colin Higgins

Among the most successful live-action musicals of the 1980s, this delightful adaptation of the Broadway smash pairs Dolly Parton as the local madam of Gilbert, Texas, and Burt Reynolds as the town sheriff, whose harmonious relationship is threatened by the arrival of scandal-mongering TV reporter Dom DeLuise. As the indecisive governor who holds the fate of the Chicken Ranch brothel in his hands, Charles Durning earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.


THE CANNONBALL RUN
1981, 95 min, USA, Dir: Hal Needham

An all-star cast puts the pedal to the metal in this raucous action-comedy about an illegal cross-country race. Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Jackie Chan, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. are just some of the celebrity competitors in this 1980s favorite from stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham.


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