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.

1989, Universal, 122 min, USA, Dir: Steven Spielberg

Based on the WWII drama A GUY NAMED JOE, this moving fantasy-romance is among director Steven Spielberg’s most underrated films. Warned by girlfriend Holly Hunter and colleague John Goodman that he takes too many risks, aerial firefighter Richard Dreyfuss resolves to take a safer job - but one last mission turns him from a pilot into a guardian angel. Audrey Hepburn costars in her final big-screen appearance.

1977, Sony Repertory, 95 min, Dir: Ted Kotcheff

A lifestyle beyond one’s means and the schemes to maintain it are the basis of this comedy favorite, which was remade in 2005. Dick and Jane Harper (George Segal and Jane Fonda) could lose their beautiful house when Dick is laid off – but it’s nothing a little armed robbery can’t fix. “The Tonight Show” sidekick Ed McMahon costars (and future “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno has an uncredited part). Co-produced by Aero Theatre benefactor Max Palevsky!

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