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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                'Foxy Brown' Requires Sfrong Stomach, Stout Ear The Cfdar Rapids Gazette: Sat.. May 18, 1974 "Foxy Brown" with Patn Grier and Peter Drown. A Bun feitihons production released 6y American International. Al the Paramount theater. Hollywood rating. 17 not admitted unless accom- ponied by parent or adult guardian. By Doc llalilduy Tlic titles flashed im the screen al the lii't-imiini' nf "Foxy Brown" arc ai-cnm- by some very strikiiiK visual effects and some passa- ble music-. Once the innvii' it- self begins, however, tin- entire midertakiiiK dcKenerales into a sleazy cmnhinalinn nf black exploitation movie, filmed i.ceiit'S from men's pulp magazines and imitation 1'ei-kinpali violence. It begins as Foxy (Pam drier) is waiting for her boyfriend (Terry Carter) who is just gelling out of the hospi- tal, lie is a retiring undercover narcotics agenl who is getting a new identity by means of plastic- surgery. Sells Infill-million II is supposed to be a secret but Poxy's brother (Antonia who is in debt to Ihe mob, figures things out and sells Ihe information to Sieve F.lias (Peter Brown) and Catherine Wall (Kalhryn who lead the local crime organization. They slill harbor a grudge against the agent and have him killed. Foxy swears vengeance and infiltrates the mob's top- level prostitution ring.. What follows is an incredible barrage of garish bloodshed, blatant sadomasochism and unnccdcd scenes of mutilation. Foxy worms her way out of the Bit Parts: Bob Barker signed to host "Truth or Consequences" for the 18th straight year. John Marley will star in Paramount's Peter Ustinov will star for Disney in "One of Our Dinosaurs Is Trophy Lounge presents this Sat. Night "PERROGORDO" 519 II Street riiiK. fights her way nut nl a lesbian bar. slorms her way nut of I lie Hulchcs (if heroin.dealing all- cluetors and finally links up with a black militant vigilante Kroiip. Inept Acting This all sounds a breathless pace for a ynunt! Ctrl hut unfortunately Ihe at- lion scenes can only lasl so lout! -iiwl when they end one is forced once In lislen In the dialog. The ai-linu is generally im-pl although Peter Brown shows SIKHS of compe- lencf. Tin- camera work i-an best be described as nun-stag [lick. Director .lack Hill seems to lose control of Ihiims in his ac- tion scenes and is faintly reminiscent of a man who tries to drive thumlHacks with a sledge hammer. All in all. one needs a strong stomach and a stout ear to sil iliriiiiKh "Foxy Peppard Saves 'Newman's Law' from Being Standard Police Film "Newman's with George Peppard and Roger Robinson. A Richard Irving production released by Univer- sal. Al the Plaza theater. Hollywood rating: PG Parental guidance suggested. By Mike Ueupiec An honest, hur'I-nospd is caught between warring members of un-auized crime and some shabby big-oily poli- tics. Itcsiilt: He's framed while trying In nail down a case against a large narcotics operation. Sounds l-'anilllar This leads to a few gun bat- tles, plenty of action, con- siderable swearing and a surprise thai Kit'I loo surprising. If it sounds familiar, it should, because "Newman's liiw" is merely the latest in a glut of police movies spawned by the success of "Hullitt" and "Tin- French Those who enjoy this type film will like "Newman's a slick, fast-moving film with solid performances thiduglioul. partk-niiirly by (ieorge Peppard as Vinco Million Price Tag On 'GWTW NF.W YOHK (liri) "t'inne With Ihe the film classic that has sold more theater admissions than any other motion picture, will lie shown on lelevision for I lie first lime in 19715. NBC-TV is paying million Ihe highest price ever paid for a single program for a single showing in 19711, DPI has learned. The movie has been Theater Times for Saturday PARAMOUNT Brown" "Foxy li, IOWA "The Great WORLD "The Sling" shorts TIMES "Pinocchio in Outer Space" 4; "The Twelve Chairs" shorts 9. PLAZA "Newman's Law" 2, STAGE 1 "American Graffiti" STAGE 2 "Godspell" STAGE 3 Opera" 4, 8. 'Big Store" "Night at the F.ASTOWN 2 "Bulc-h I'as- sidy and Ihe Sundance Kid" I. 3. 5. 7. 9. MARION Features at 11. 1, 3. 7, 9, 11. COLLINS "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" "The Neptune Factor" TWIXT TOWN "All the Young Wives" "The Secretary" "The Private Duly Nurses" TWIN WEST "The Teacher" "The Young Graduates" "Class of '44" "Barbarella" 2 TWIN EAST- "Deranged" "Sisters" "The Vampire Lovers" STAGE 4 "The Way We. Were" EASTOWN 1 "The Exor- cisl" "The Millionaire" with Sabah Arabic Movie Sunday 4-6 6-8 Tickets at Door Stage 4 Theatre It-Mart West "Head Stone" don't miss 'em Tonight! Coming: Free Wedding Dance Sat. May 25 with Every Sat. 5i30-9 p.m. BEEFEATERS BUFFET per person Children under 10, Roast Round of Beef, Beef Straganoff, Salads, Relishes, Desserts Grant Wood Kitchen ROOSEVELT MOTOR HOTEL I CEDAR RAPIDS, S ADMCiNTOUKT PARKING Hurryl Final Days! "THE GREAT GATSBY" ROBERT NOWI MEL BROOKS' CHAIRS" MARXBROS THE BIG STORE periodic-ally released by MCM since it opened in Atlanta Ihe setting of much of the film in 1939. It was technically renovated in for large- screen projection. The standard price paiil for networks for two runs of a successful movie is though "blockbusters" bring higher prices. The highest price previously paid for a feature film was million, which ABC-TV bid last year for "The Poseidon Ad- to be shown this fall. With a running lime of three hours, 41) minutes, "Gone With the Wind" could carry up to 30 minutes of commercials if shown in prime lime. Variety, the show business weekly, show's thai "The Ciod- falher" and "The Sound of Music" both grossed more at the box office than "Cone With the hut the higher gross figures for Ihose two are attributed to higher theater admission prices. Newman and linger itobinson as his partner. I'eppard underplays Hie role of Newman. lending believabilily to a role that could easily have degenerated into a stereotype supercop. Halo-Like Klfcct The same can't be said for director Richard lleffron. who gels his point across about Newman chiefly by highlight- ing 1'eppard's head with a halo-like effect. No thorns or cross, but we get the idea. lleffron effectively uses a moving camera, especially in a fine iic-tion scene near the end where the good guys and the bad guys and the in-betweens balllP il in deserted shopping center. If you're looking for an hour and a half of well done, if standard, action fare, or if you're simply a I'eppard fan. you could do worse than "Newman's Confusing Haling One point is a little confus- ing, though. In advance publicity and advertising, the film is rated I'd. The film it- self, however, proclaims a U ralinf- in Ihe credits. It's con- despite Ihe lack of sex or nudity, (here's enuuKh violence, profanity and obscenity in the film In justify an U rating. If those things bother you. it he a flood idea In chwk the film mil before turninK Ihe ynuiiKSlcrs loose to KO see it. URBANA FEED IMPLEMENT CO. MAIN STREET-URBANA Presents Fri. Sat. Night "CANTUS" 9 to Broasted Chicken and Pizza 1 443-5438 SCATS ALL CARTOON FEATURE "PINOCCHIO IN OUTER SPACE" OPEN SHOW DRIVE-IN TWIXT-TOWN HWY. 151 OLD MARION ROAD THREE VERY ADULT HITS They knew what they wanted n and how to get it! AIL THE YOUNG WIVES ;They knew.ppsiiipn is'everythihg -BONUS 2ND HIT- SHOW AT Aqoodsecretantf kou) to u takt Cote ofi lass. m v.> SECRETARY off duty thafH prlraM SUNDAY FAMILY BUFFET and 5 lo 8 p.m. per parson ChUtn radir 10, SI.9S Fried Country Chicien, Sleok, Bdud Ham, Chow Mein, choice ot Soladl and Deitert. Grant Wood Kitchen ROOSEVELT MOTOR HOTEL Adjacent Guest Parking HOW DOES AN 8 YEAR OLD GIRL BECOME A 19 YEAR OLD WOMAN? LATE SHOWS FW.-SAI. SHOWS DtllY 9 SISTERS ONE SO ANXIOUS GROW-UP AND OTHER WHO GREW UP TOO FAST. PLUS 2ND BIG "THE STREAKING STARTS WED., MAY 22ND "ANIMAL LOVERS" PROBABLY THE MOST ENTERTAINING WESTERN EVER MADE OPEN FRI. SHOWS OPEN SAT. d HIT PAUL NEWMAN ROBERT REDFORD KATHARINE ROSS. "BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID" NOWI NO WAITING IN LONG LINES TO SEE IT! A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TELLING US THAT THEY WANT TO SEE "THE EXORCIST" BUT DON'T LIKE WAITING IN LONG LINES. NOW, IMMEDIATE SEATING IS AVAILABLE. SHOWS FRIDAY 9: COLLINS ROAD EAST OF.CENTER'POINT .ROAD SHOW YOU SAW SAMPL1 'ON TV NOW ENJOY (PG) flf IT ON OUR COLOR W BIG SCREEN! BUTCH THEKSD ARE BACKS Just for the fun of it! PAUL NEWMAN ROBERT REDFORD KATHARINE ROSS, "BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID" THE MOST FANTASTIC UNDERSEA ODYSSEY EVER FILMED PMfflSiOK JdltiCenlwfoxpiesenls THE FACTOR SIXTH ST. SW TWIN tiST Pretty Sally Mae died a very unnatural death! .but the worst hasn't happened to her .THE CONFESSIONS OF A HECROPHILE A HORROR SHOCK SIAMESE TWINS AT BIRTH-- ...Now.cut asunder! MaRSOTKIDMR'MKRSALU No. 3 LATE HORROR IN COLOR "VAMPIRE LOVERS" NOW thn TUES. 3 SHOCKS OPEN SHOW SIXTH ST. SHE CORRUPTED THE YOUTHFUL MORALITY OF AN ENTIRE SCHOOL! COLOR No. 2 SHOCK! A REPORT CARD ON THE LOVE GENERATION! "YOUNG GRADUATES" 3 A" A SENSUAL CLASS OF   

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