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SUPERGIRL
1984, Warner Bros., 124 min, UK/USA, Dir: Jeannot Szwarc

After an energy source for a community of Krypton survivors is accidentally whisked to Earth, Kara-El (Helen Slater) chooses to go to Earth to find it and bring it back. Upon her arrival, Kara becomes just as powerful as her cousin but encounters dangerous battles and unexpected obstacles including an evil witch (Faye Dunaway). Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow and Brenda Vaccaro costar in this magical SUPERMAN spin-off, the first superhero film with a female lead.


THE LION IN WINTER
1968, Rialto Pictures, 134 min, UK/USA, Dir: Anthony Harvey

At Christmas court in 1183, King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) argues with his estranged wife, Eleanor (Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn) over whether Prince John (Nigel Terry) or Richard the Lionheart (Anthony Hopkins in his film debut) shall inherit the throne. Complicating matters is King Philip II of France (Timothy Dalton, also his debut) who seeks his own fortune by demanding his half-sister Alais (Jane Merrow), currently Henry’s mistress, be betrothed to Richard. The most royal of the cycle of '60s films dealing with the history and palace intrigues of medieval England.


THE STUNT MAN
1980, 20th Century Fox, 131 min, USA, Dir: Richard Rush

Steve Railsback plays an escaped convict who stumbles onto a film set and accidentally causes the death of a stunt man. Peter O’Toole stars as the enigmatic, god-like director who offers to hide him from the police if he will replace the stunt man and help finish the film.


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