In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on Toast of the Town (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.
After a Federal faux pas, small-time mobster John Tenuti flees West across the U.S., pursued by bumbling goons from his Jersey outfit plus his rabid ex-wife, a Fed herself (Rose Abdoo). As ... See full summary »
Stories of an Old West gunfighter's last stand, a drag racer whose past comes back to haunt him, and WWI soldier's cowardice are introduced by the foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound Mr. Rush. All segments were also in "Tales from the Crypt."
Short film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis in 1973 when he was at USC. It shows style and control, but has a flimsy, unengaging story, unlike his "A Field Of Honor" which is commercially available on the same DVD.
Shot in black and white and featuring an original jazz score, The Lift tells a man versus machine story.
Shows some of his later conceits. The opening is a process montage sequence similar to the ones he effects in the first minute of Back To The Future. The sense of dark irony is something that resurfaces in Zemeckis' later work.
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