Actor: Dabney Coleman

The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

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I really enjoyed the French comedy The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe when I saw it two years ago, and thought would never have to bother with the American remake starring Tom Hanks. But news came yesterday yesterday that actor Charles Durning had died. Although I have already seen literally dozens of his films, […]


Cloak And Dagger (1984)

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It is interesting how we can associate certain movies with certain times of the year or even certain times of day. It’s a Wonderful Life is a film that demands to be seen on Christmas Eve. Many Woody Allen films are perfect for the autumn. Cloak and Dagger is a film that seemed to be […]


WarGames (1983)

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After watching Cloak and Dagger yesterday, it was just a short hop, skip and a jump to watch WarGames. Both films feature Dabney Coleman, who I see as the quintessential ‘80s actor (although he is still working). And both films were among those I saw time and time again on local TV networks when I […]


Tootsie (1982)

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Back a while ago when I got together with friends to Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Nine to Five, we all agreed that the perfect way to end the movie would have been to watch Tootsie. But the night was getting late and people had trains to catch, so we gave it a miss. […]


Melvin And Howard (1980)

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Melvin and Howard is a sweet little film that comes at the tail end of the film renaissance known as “New American Cinema”, which started with Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 and puttered to a close in 1979 or 1980. Melvin Dummar became a household name after Howard Hughes died as the richest man in […]


Nine to Five (1980)

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I organized a film viewing night with friends and we had decided on a Deep South theme. I pulled out DVDs of Streetcar Named Desire, Mudhoney, Squirm, True Stories, and anything else I could think of. After watching The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, everyone in the room (five women and me) was raving about […]


Random Quote

“I think I have told my last lie.”
-Helen Bartlett (Carole Lombard)
from True Confession