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Luke Askew

  • Mar 26, 1932 - Mar 29, 2012 (age 80)
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2012
Luke Askew
PersonalMarch 2012

Luke Askew

Luke Askew passed away.
2006
Big Love
TV ShowMar 12, 2006

Big Love

Big Love is an American television drama series that aired on …
Big Love is an American television drama series that aired on HBO between March 2006 and March 2011. It stars Bill Paxton as the patriarch of a fundamentalist Mormon family in contemporary Utah who practices polygamy, with Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin portraying his wives. The series charts the family's life in and out of the public sphere in their Salt Lake City suburb, as well as their associations with a fundamentalist compound in the area. It features key supporting performances from Amanda Seyfried, Grace Zabriskie, Daveigh Chase, Matt Ross, Mary Kay Place, Bruce Dern, Melora Walters, and Harry Dean Stanton.
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2005
The Greatest Game Ever Played
MovieSep 30, 2005

The Greatest Game Ever Played

In the 1913 US Open, 20 …
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played golf against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.
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2004
The 4400
TV ShowJul 11, 2004

The 4400

The 4400 (pronounced "the forty-four hundred") is a science …
The 4400 (pronounced "the forty-four hundred") is a science fiction television series produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with BSkyB, Renegade 83, and American Zoetrope for USA Network. The show was created and written by Scott Peters and René Echevarria, and it starred Joel Gretsch and Jacqueline McKenzie. The series ran for four seasons from 2004 until its cancellation in 2007.
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2003
Cold Case
TV ShowSep 28, 2003

Cold Case

Cold Case is an American police procedural television series …
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
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2002
Everwood
TV ShowSep 16, 2002

Everwood

Everwood (known as Our New Life in Everwood in the United …
Everwood (known as Our New Life in Everwood in the United Kingdom) is an American drama television series created by Greg Berlanti. Berlanti, Mickey Liddell, Rina Mimoun, Andrew A. Ackerman and Michael Green served as executive producers. The series aired on The WB from September 16, 2002 to June 5, 2006 with a total of 89 episodes spanning four seasons. It was co-produced by Berlanti-Liddell Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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2001
Frailty
MovieNov 7, 2001

Frailty

Fenton Meeks, comes forth to tell the FBI that his brother …
Fenton Meeks, comes forth to tell the FBI that his brother Adam may be the serial killer who calls himself God's Hands, who the FBI has been searching for. The film uses flashbacks to show Meeks' childhood with a father who believed he was on a mission from God to destroy demons that inhabit human bodies. Fenton saw his dad as evil, while Adam saw him as a hero.
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2000
South of Heaven, West of Hell
MovieJan 28, 2000

South of Heaven, West of Hell

Valentine Casey is a U.S. …
Valentine Casey is a U.S. Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the desert to a small town that the ruthless Henry Clan has hit in order to save Casey's love, Adelyne.
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1997
Traveller
MovieMar 8, 1997

Traveller

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish …
A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an ...
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1994
Frank and Jesse
MovieOct 28, 1994

Frank and Jesse

At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other …
At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by ...
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1993
Walker, Texas Ranger
TV ShowApr 21, 1993

Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker, a martial artist, and his partner Trivette are Texas …
Walker, a martial artist, and his partner Trivette are Texas Rangers. They make it their business to battle crime in Dallas and all around the State of Texas.
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1987
Legend of the White Horse
MovieJul 13, 1987

Legend of the White Horse

Legend of the White Horse …
Legend of the White Horse (original title: Biały smok) is a 1987 Polish-American adventure children's film directed by Jerzy Domaradzki and Janusz Morgenstern, based on the magic realism novel White Horse, Dark Dragon by Robert C. Fleet, who also wrote the screenplay. It was produced by Alina Szpak for CBS Theatrical Films, Legend Productions & Film Polski. The film is also a political satire. It was released on July 13, 1987.
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1985
MacGyver
TV ShowSep 29, 1985

MacGyver

Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist …
Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist in the TV series MacGyver. He is played by Richard Dean Anderson in the 1985 original series. Lucas Till portrays a younger version of MacGyver in the 2016 reboot.
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1984
Murder, She Wrote
TV ShowSep 30, 1984

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series …
Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime (sometimes hitting above 40 million viewers), and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.
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The Warrior and the Sorceress
MovieSep 7, 1984

The Warrior and the Sorceress

The mighty warrior, Kain, …
The mighty warrior, Kain, crosses the barren wastelands of the planet Ura, where two arch enemies, Zeg and the evil degenerate Balcaz, fight incessantly for control of the village's only well. Kain sees his opportunity and announces that his sword is for hire...but his eyes stay clearly on the beautiful captive sorceress Naja, and his newly awakened purpose.
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Airwolf
TV ShowJan 22, 1984

Airwolf

Airwolf was an American television series that ran from 1984 …
Airwolf was an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various exotic missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme.
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1982
Knight Rider
TV ShowSep 26, 1982

Knight Rider

Knight Rider is an American television series created and …
Knight Rider is an American television series created and produced by Glen A. Larson. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from 1982 to 1986. The show stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware and nearly indestructible car. This was the last series Larson devised at Universal Television before he moved to 20th Century Fox.
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The Beast Within
MovieFeb 12, 1982

The Beast Within

In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped …
In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie takes place years later when the child that was a result of that rape is on the rampage looking for a girl to rape to start the process all over again.
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1981
Simon & Simon
TV ShowNov 24, 1981

Simon & Simon

Simon & Simon is an American detective television series …
Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from 1981 to 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS, and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two disparate brothers who run a San Diego private detective agency.
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The Fall Guy
TV ShowNov 4, 1981

The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy is an American action/adventure television …
The Fall Guy is an American action/adventure television program produced for ABC and originally broadcast from November 4, 1981, to May 2, 1986. It starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, and Heather Thomas as Hollywood stunt performers who moonlight as bounty hunters.
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The Greatest American Hero
TV ShowMar 18, 1981

The Greatest American Hero

The Greatest American Hero …
The Greatest American Hero is an American comedy-drama superhero television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour pilot movie on March 18, 1981. The series features William Katt as teacher Ralph Hinkley ("Hanley" for the latter part of the first season- On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C., as they were leaving a speaking engagement. As a result, the character name was changed as the fictional "Hinkley" was phonetically the same as "Hinckley". Writers would refer to the character as "Mr. H" up and until the show's cancellation), Robert Culp as FBI agent Bill Maxwell, and Connie Sellecca as lawyer Pam Davidson.
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1979
Wanda Nevada
MovieMay 25, 1979

Wanda Nevada

Romantic drama following the fortunes of a drifter named …
Romantic drama following the fortunes of a drifter named Beaudray Demerille (Peter Fonda) who wins a young orphan named Wanda (13-year-old Brooke Shields) in a poker game and takes her gold prospecting in the Grand Canyon.
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B. J. and the Bear
TV ShowFeb 10, 1979

B. J. and the Bear

B. J. and the Bear is an American comedy series which aired …
B. J. and the Bear is an American comedy series which aired on NBC from 1979 to 1981. Created by Glen A. Larson and Christopher Crowe, the series stars Greg Evigan. The series was produced when the CB Radio/trucking craze had peaked in the United States, following the 1974-1976 television series Movin' On, the number one song "Convoy" (1975) by C.W. McCall, as well as the films White Line Fever (1975), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Convoy (1978), and Every Which Way but Loose (1978).
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1977
Rolling Thunder
MovieOct 7, 1977

Rolling Thunder

Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a …
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver dollars from him. In the process they also manage to kill his wife and son and destroy his hand. The Major wants revenge so he enlists the help of his war buddy Johnny to meet the thugs in a final showdown.
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1976
Quincy, M.E.
TV ShowOct 3, 1976

Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E. (also called Quincy) is an American medical …
Quincy, M.E. (also called Quincy) is an American medical mystery-drama television series from Universal Studios that aired from 1976 to 1983 on NBC. Jack Klugman stars in the title role, as a Los Angeles County medical examiner who routinely engages in police investigations.
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1975
Walking Tall Part 2
MovieSep 28, 1975

Walking Tall Part 2

Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against …
Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.
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Posse
MovieJun 4, 1975

Posse

A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite …
A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.
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S.W.A.T.
TV ShowFeb 17, 1975

S.W.A.T.

S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama television …
S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama television series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976. Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg were executive producers. It was created by Robert Hamner and developed by Rick Husky.
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1974
The Rockford Files
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files is an American television drama series …
The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles–based private investigator Jim Rockford, with Noah Beery Jr. in the supporting role of his father, a retired truck driver nicknamed "Rocky".
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1973
Slipstream
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MovieMay 25, 1973

Slipstream

Popular, but mysterious rock D.J Mike Mallard (Askew) (who …
Popular, but mysterious rock D.J Mike Mallard (Askew) (who broadcasts his show from an isolated farmhouse) is one day found by a four young people who land their plane nearby his farm. One of them, Kathy (Oatman), falls for Mallard who is also battling with his producer (Rill) over his refusal to play the commercial music that the radio station and record companies want him to play.
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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
MovieMay 23, 1973

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

An aging Pat Garrett is hired …
An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
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The Six Million Dollar Man
TV ShowMar 7, 1973

The Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man is …
The Six Million Dollar Man is an American science fiction and action television series about a former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by American actor Lee Majors. Austin has superhuman strength due to bionic implants and is employed as a secret agent by a fictional U.S. government office titled OSI. The series was based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the working title of the series during pre-production.
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1972
The Magnificent Seven Ride
MovieAug 1, 1972

The Magnificent Seven Ride

Marshal Chris Adams turns …
Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the last thief, Chris feels obligated to take up his friend's cause and recruits a writer and five prisoners to destroy the desperadoes.
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The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
MovieApr 28, 1972

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid

The Great Northfield …
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid is a western movie. This is the story of two gangs who are pardoned against the will of the people. Two gangs helped to rescue the residents of a Missouri county. For this service they were granted pardons and released from jail. The residents are unhappy. The railroad builders are more unhappy because these gangs stopped their men from building their railroad through the middle of the county where the fight took place. Now one gang decides to rob the bank in Northfield, Minnesota which is the largest bank west of the Mississippi. Some days are bad from the start and planning this bank job is one of them.
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The Culpepper Cattle Co.
MovieApr 16, 1972

The Culpepper Cattle Co.

The Culpepper Cattle Co. or …
The Culpepper Cattle Co. or Dust, Sweat and Gunpowder (Australian title) is a 1972 Revisionist Western film produced by Twentieth Century Fox. It was directed by Dick Richards and starred Billy Green Bush as Frank Culpepper and Gary Grimes as Ben Mockridge. This was the first credited film for Jerry Bruckheimer, for which he received an associate producer credit. Its tagline is "How many men do you have to kill before you become the great American cowboy?" and also "The boy from Summer of '42 becomes a man on the cattle drive of 1866", which references a similar coming of age film starting Gary Grimes. The film is typical of the "hyper-realism" of many early 1970s revisionist westerns. It is particularly noted for its grainy photography and use of sepia toning in some scenes.
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The Glass House
MovieFeb 4, 1972

The Glass House

A young guard and a college professor convicted of …
A young guard and a college professor convicted of manslaughter both start their first day in prison.
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1971
Cannon
TV ShowSep 14, 1971

Cannon

Cannon is an American detective television series produced by …
Cannon is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from 1971 to 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad.
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1970
Angel Unchained
MovieDec 9, 1970

Angel Unchained

Angel is the biker who joins a commune of hippies near a …
Angel is the biker who joins a commune of hippies near a small town. When the town rednecks attack them, Angel calls up some of his bad biker buddies to exact revenge.
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1969
Night of the Serpent
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MovieDec 23, 1969

Night of the Serpent

Hernandez, commander of the garrison in a small village, …
Hernandez, commander of the garrison in a small village, joins a group of townsmen with the intention of robbing orphan Manuel of his inheritance. Luke, suffering from a traumatic past and now an alcoholic, is chosen by revolutionary Pancho to be the pawn of the conspirators.
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Easy Rider
MovieMay 12, 1969

Easy Rider

Two young "hippie" bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in …
Two young "hippie" bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in Southern California, stash their money away in their gas-tank and set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives. On the journey they encounter bigotry and hatred from small-town communities who despise and fear their non-conformism. However Wyatt and Billy also discover people attempting 'alternative lifestyles' who are resisting this narrow-mindedness, there is always a question mark over the future survival of these drop-out groups. The gentle hippie community who thank God for 'a place to stand' are living their own unreal dream. The rancher they encounter and his Mexican wife are hard-pushed to make ends meet. Even LSD turns sour when the trip is a bad one. Death comes to seem the only freedom. When they arrive at a diner in a small town, they are insulted by the local rednecks as weirdo degenerates. They are arrested on some minor pretext by the local sheriff and thrown in jail where they meet George Hanson, a liberal alcoholic lawyer. He gets them out and decides to join them on their trip to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras.
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1968
The Green Berets
MovieJul 4, 1968

The Green Berets

U.S. Special Forces troops ("Green Berets") under the command …
U.S. Special Forces troops ("Green Berets") under the command of Colonel Mike Kirby defend a firebase during the Vietnam war. War correspondent George Beckwith accompanies Kirby and objects to both the war and the means by which it is executed. Kirby's firebase is overrun and his troops fight bravely to retake it. Kirby and a select group of his men are then ordered on a special mission to capture a high-level Viet Cong officer.
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The Devil's Brigade
MovieMay 15, 1968

The Devil's Brigade

An American colonel who has never been in combat is …
An American colonel who has never been in combat is assigned to create a special forces unit from Canadian Army troops and a ragtag group of U.S. Army misfits.
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1967
Will Penny
MovieDec 14, 1967

Will Penny

Without a job, without a family, and broke, the solitary middle …
Without a job, without a family, and broke, the solitary middle-aged cowhand, Will Penny, is hired as a line-rider at a vast ranch to drive off trespassers from the land. However, before long, the taciturn cowboy will come across the frontier widow, Catherine Allen, and her son, Horace, who are occupying in secret a weathered cabin inside the property, and much to their surprise, he will take pity on them and give them a week to move out. But when Will is left for dead in the unforgiving desert by the wandering rawhider, preacher Quint, and his boys, he will inevitably start rethinking his lonely life, as kind Catherine takes him in, and a quiet affection begins to bloom. Are those unfamiliar and restless feelings powerful enough to forsake a lifetime of solitude?
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Cool Hand Luke
MovieNov 1, 1967

Cool Hand Luke

Lucas Jackson, natural born world shaker, someone with more …
Lucas Jackson, natural born world shaker, someone with more guts than brains, a man who refuses to conform to the rules he has been given. Sent to a prison camp for a misdemeanor Luke soon gains respect and becomes an idol. He has some fun in jail doing things for the hell of it, after his mother dies the Bosses put him in the box afraid he might want to attend the funeral. When he gets out he runs and gets caught and runs and gets caught, the bosses try to break him but he just won't break.
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The High Chaparral
TV ShowSep 10, 1967

The High Chaparral

The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television …
The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell, which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David Dortort, who had previously created Bonanza for the network. The theme song was also written and conducted by Bonanza scorer David Rose, who also scored the two-hour pilot.
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The Happening
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MovieMar 1, 1967

The Happening

A group of young drifters kidnap wealthy businessman Roc …
A group of young drifters kidnap wealthy businessman Roc Delmonico just for kicks. They keep him captive, demanding a ransom for his safe release. However there is no one - wife, Mafia associates or mother - willing to part with the $200,000 ransom. Demonico is dismayed that no one appears unduly concerned about his fate and joins forces with the kidnappers to plot his revenge, blackmailing his once nearest and dearest into parting with $3,000,000 in hush money.
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Hurry Sundown
MovieFeb 6, 1967

Hurry Sundown

Following World War II, a northern cannery combine negotiates …
Following World War II, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, draft-dodging husband, Henry. Now the combine must also obtain two smaller plots, one owned by Henry's cousin Rad McDowell, a combat veteran with a wife and family. The other by Reeve Scott, a young black man whose mother had been Julie's childhood Mammy. But neither Rad nor Reeve is interested in selling, and they form an unprecedented black and white partnership to improve their land. Although infuriated by the turn of events, Henry remains determined to push through the big land deal, and when Reeve's mother Rose dies, Henry tries to persuade his wife to charge Reeve with illegal ownership of his property, confident the bigoted Judge Purcell will rule against a Negro.
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1966
Mission: Impossible
TV ShowSep 17, 1966

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible is an American television series, created and …
Mission: Impossible is an American television series, created and initially produced by Bruce Geller, chronicling the exploits of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). In the first season the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. Each episode opens with a fast-paced montage that unfolds as the series' theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin plays, after which in a prologue Briggs or Phelps receives his instructions from a voice delivered on a recording which then self-destructs.
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1959
Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family that live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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1932
Luke Askew
BirthMarch 1932

Luke Askew

Luke Askew was born.
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