THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
1984, Park Circus/MGM, 120 min, USA, Dir: Stuart Rosenberg

Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts star as a pair of hard-luck thieves determined to make one big score, in director Stuart Rosenberg’s lyrical New York crime drama. Watch for excellent supporting work from a gallery of great character actors, including M. Emmet Walsh, Burt Young, Philip Bosco and a wonderful, snarling performance by Geraldine Page as a grieving mother.


COOL HAND LUKE
1967, Warner Bros., 126 min, Dir: Stuart Rosenberg

When cool cat Luke (Paul Newman) gets drunk and decides to lop off the heads of parking meters, he’s charged with destruction of public property and sentenced to a chain gang. The proverbial ton of bricks falls on him for a relatively minor offense, and his rebellious free spirit foments a dangerous contest of wills with the warden (Strother Martin) and his sadistic underlings (Morgan Woodward, Luke Askew, Robert Donner). Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Music (Lalo Schifrin).


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