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.


EVIL ROY SLADE
1972, Universal, 97 min, USA, Dir: Jerry Paris

"Your ruby red lips taste like prairie dust." Jerry Paris ("The Dick Van Dyke Show") directs this hilariously bonkers made-for-TV cult classic, with John Astin starring as Evil Roy Slade, the teddybear-toting "meanest villain in the West" who falls for and is convinced to live the straight life of a family man by sweet schoolteacher Betsy Potter (Pamela Austin). But Roy’s criminal past catches up to him, and the egomaniacal singing Marshal Bing Bell (Dick Shawn) starts to pursue him. With an all-star cast that includes Mickey Rooney as railroad tycoon Nelson L. Stool, Milton Berle as Betsy's reluctant cousin Foss, and Dom DeLuise as pacifist psychologist Logan Delp.


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