Greatest Movies, Clips and Segments of all time (150-02)

1970-1979





Patton (1970)

  • The WWII true story of General George S. Patton.
  • The opening monolog: General George S. Patton, played by George C. Scott
  • Famous Line:...no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
  • The SECOND top selling film of actor Scott, behind Dr. StrangeLove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
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  • Alright already, I know it's a picture I scammed off the internet. But it's a great , isn't it?

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

  • A poor, homeless man makes a life for himself after finding water in the desert where he was left for dead.
  • Cable Hogue, played by Jason Robards
  • Stella Stevens
  • Strother Martin
  • Famous Line after an encounter with Stella Stevens: "The ladyest damn lady you ever saw!"
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Powder Keg (1970)

  • Rod Taylor
  • Dennis Cole
  • Fernando Lamis>

Vanishing Point (1971)

  • An auto delivery man attemts an impossible race against time from Denver to San Francisco in a 1970 Dodge Challenger
  • Kowalski, played by Barry Newman
  • The prospector, played by Dean Jagger
  • "Super Soul", played by Cleavon Little
  • Famous Line when being challenged by a guy driving a Jaguar XKE: "Greetings, sir. Let's race! You got any balls in that mother?"
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  • Link to Credits and Transcript
  • Link to Car Info
  • Link to Movie Info

Duel (1971)

  • Dennis Weaver
  • Directed by Steven Speilberg, his first film

High Plains Drifter (1973)

  • A drifter avenges his own death
  • The drifter (Marshall Duncan), played by Clint Eastwood
  • Also starring John Hillerman
  • Famous Line : It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid.
  • One of the headstones in the graveyard bears the name Sergio Leone (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) as a tribute.

My Name is Nobody (1974)

  • Western spoof of a gun fighter that needs to prove himself.
  • Terrence Hill
  • Henry Fonda
  • Directed by Sergio Leone
  • Nobody, but nobody, knows the trouble he's in
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

  • Ken Kesey's novel about a small time criminal who tried to have himself declared insane.
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Louise Fletcher
  • Scatman Crothers
  • Will Sampson
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Danny DeVito

Swashbuckler (1976)

  • Robert Shaw.
  • James Earl Jones
  • Geneviève Bujold
  • Beau Bridges
  • Peter Boyle
Gumball Rally

The Gumball Rally (1976)

  • Michael Sarrazin
  • Gary Busey
  • Tricia O'Neal
  • Norman Burton
  • Raul Julia
  • Casey Kasem
  • "The one rule to remember, is that there are no rules".
  • "What's behind me, is of no matter".
  • The original cross-country car race. The actors do their own driving.

The Car (1977)

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The Deer Hunter (1978)

  • Robert De Niro
  • John Savage
  • John Cazale
  • Christopher Walken
  • George Dzundza
  • Meryl Streep
  • Chuck Aspegren
  • Movie Info

The Black Stallion (1979)

  • Kelly Reno
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Teri Garr
  • Hoyt Axton
  • Produced by Francis Coppola



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