THE TRUE STORY COLLECTION

THE TRUE STORY COLLECTION

DEATH FALLS
starring RIP TORN and ROBERTS BLOSSOM directed by JUNE SAMSON
A superb mix of comedy and drama in this story of a terminally ill man Halstead Johnson (Roberts Blossom) who gets his buddy Dub Farley (Rip Torn) to bust him out of the hospital and in the process antagonises a city policeman, who trails them to the mountains surrounding their hometown. The local sheriff and their lady friend Mae Baxter (Beverly Garland) who both think more kindly of the pair, strive to find the fugitives before the less-compassionate posse, which includes a deranged, rifle toting enemy of the two who's clearly out for revenge.

CHILDREN OF RAGE
starring SIMON WARD and CYRIL CUSACK directed by ARTHUR ALLAN SEIDELMAN
A war story set amidst the bloody conflict in the Middle East, following the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians caught up in this tragic battle - the Israelis in defence of their homeland, the Palestinians in a brutal struggle to create one. Blunt, honest and courageous this film combines gripping action and bravery alongside the violence, brutality and human tragedy of war.

WALKING ACROSS EGYPT
starring ELLEN BURSTYN and MARK HAMILL directed by ARTHUR ALLAN SEIDELMAN
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is Wesley, a juvenile delinquent who's been in and out of trouble for most of his young life. In detention for stealing cars he desperately wants to get out any way that he can. Ellen Burstyn is Mattie, a lonely old widow who buries herself in local church activities and her spoiled grown up children (Judge Reinhold and Gail O'Grady). Mattie sees some good in the boy and allows him into her home for a second chance. At first, Wesley sees this as an easy opportunity but soon the harsh reality sets in and he has to make a decision between his former dead-end lifestyle or the new life that Mattie offers him.

ANATOMY OF AN ILLNESS
starring EDWARD ASNER and ELI WALLACH directed by RICHARD T. HEFFRON
Norman Cousins (Edward Asner) was a success in all aspects of life - the Dean of New York editors, married to a beautiful wife and father to doting daughters. Fate deals him a terrible blow when he is struck down with a debilitating illness that has the medical experts stumped; all agree on one thing however, that his condition is irreversible. Not accepting this prognosis, Norman takes matters into his own hands and prescribes himself a regime of a positive attitude, with lots of laughter (often at other people's expense) an attitude which helps overcome his illness and ultimately saves his life.

HUSTLING
starring LEE REMICK and MONTE MARKHAM directed by JOSEPH SARGENT
A New York investigative reporter Fran Morrison (Lee Remick) is put on an assignment to infiltrate the secret world of prostitution and expose the people behind it. Her investigation leads to a friendship with a hardnosed hooker (Jill Clayburgh) who spills her guts and tells Fran everything she wants to know as she herself has been a victim of abuse at the hands of the people being investigated. Fran soon discovers that some of the city's richest and most powerful families benefit directly from prostitution, causing a storm of controversy for those exposed for their involvement when the report appears in a national magazine.

SILENCE OF THE HEART
starring MARIETTE HARTLEY and CHARLIE SHEEN directed by RICHARD MICHAELS
A 17-year-old boy (Chad Lowe) is killed in an automobile accident. As the facts come to light, the indications are that the boy has actually taken his own life. His mother (Mariette Hartley) and sister (Dana Hill) don't agree and try to search for the truth. Even the father (Howard Hesseman) digs in his heels and refuses to face the probability of a suicide. As the story unravels, the boy's best friend (Charlie Sheen) is tormented by the possibility that perhaps he could have prevented the tragedy.

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