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My very own list of Movie Highlights
in alphabetical order

Two-lane Blacktop



Rick's Café Américain
Rick & Ilse in ParisShowdown at the Airport

USA, 1942, 100min
dir: Michael Curtiz
with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

  In 1942, Casablanca was a point where people from all over Europe gather and try to escape through this eye of a needle from the Nazi regime. Richard Blane leads the most recommended bar "Rick's Café Américain" in this town and is very much in control of everything until the famous resistance activist Victor Lazlo and his wife Ilse Lund appear on the scene. Rick had an affair with Ilse in Paris and his love for her is still alive. Will he help the couple to get on the secure plane to neutral Lisbon?

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USA, 1994, 88min, b/w
German title: Die Ladenhüter
dir: Kevin Smith
with Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson

  One day in the life of Dante Hicks, an employee at a local grocery store, accompanied by his near-by videostore-employed friend Randal, his girl-friends and customers.
Great soundtrack, fast dialogues, no special effects.

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Two-Lane Blacktop

Two-lane Blacktop

USA, 1971, 100min
German title: Asphaltrennen
dir: Monte Hellman
with James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Laurie Bird, Warren Oats

  Narrow-minded car freaks drive a Chevy. They cruise around the south-west of the USA, get money from illegal dragster races and use this money for tuning their car. On their way, they meet a girl, take her with them, but are not interested in speaking to her. They meet a guy with a GTO and start a race across America.
The coolest film, ever!!

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started on 6/1/1997
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