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March 21, 2004 | Carolyn Patricia Scott
He's played a rough cop, a mob boss and every other kind of hard-nosed customer there is, so when Joe Cortese plays a king, it's almost certain to be a variant of Don King. The veteran actor with TV and movie credits from "Monsignor" and "Malevolence" to "The Rat Pack" and his latest film, "Against the Ropes" starring Meg Ryan, loves to "get inside my characters' heads." Cortese's character in that film -- a flamboyant, chauvinistic boxing promoter named Irv Abel -- is straight from a familiar Cortese milieu -- the gyms where he's long gone to work on the look of the tough guys he portrays.
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March 21, 2004 | Carolyn Patricia Scott
He's played a rough cop, a mob boss and every other kind of hard-nosed customer there is, so when Joe Cortese plays a king, it's almost certain to be a variant of Don King. The veteran actor with TV and movie credits from "Monsignor" and "Malevolence" to "The Rat Pack" and his latest film, "Against the Ropes" starring Meg Ryan, loves to "get inside my characters' heads." Cortese's character in that film -- a flamboyant, chauvinistic boxing promoter named Irv Abel -- is straight from a familiar Cortese milieu -- the gyms where he's long gone to work on the look of the tough guys he portrays.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1988 | TERRY ATKINSON
"Alien." "Jaws." "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." "Wolfen." "Splash." "V." "Miami Vice." Put 'em all together unimaginatively and cynically and you'd have a cheap rip-off. But whip 'em together with style and ingenuity and you've got "Something Is Out There," an exciting, scary, funny, rip-roaring science-fiction thriller that goes from gritty L.A. cop drama to outer-space exotica. "Something" (9 p.m.
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March 31, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
For more than 25 years, Joe Cortese has mended broken paws and sent home thousands of patients from his veterinary clinic with their tails wagging. Now Cortese is the patient who needs help as he undergoes an expensive experimental cancer treatment. The owners of his furry patients and veterinarians from across the country are making sure he gets that help, raising $53,000 so far to pay for medical bills not covered by insurance.
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March 31, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
For more than 25 years, Joe Cortese has mended broken paws and sent home thousands of patients from his veterinary clinic with their tails wagging. Now Cortese is the patient who needs help as he undergoes an expensive experimental cancer treatment. The owners of his furry patients and veterinarians from across the country are making sure he gets that help, raising $53,000 so far to pay for medical bills not covered by insurance.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
With the May sweeps here, the three networks have crammed Sunday night full of competing, high-profile specials. Both NBC and ABC unveil their latest miniseries extravaganzas at 9 p.m., with Joe Cortese starring in the science-fiction thriller "Something Is Out There" on NBC, and Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith traversing the globe in a big-budget adaptation of Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel "The Bourne Identity" on ABC. CBS (Sunday at 9 p.m.
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May 23, 1988 | DON SHIRLEY
William Friedkin continues his attempt to revive the "Mission: Impossible" genre in tonight's "C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf" (9 p.m., Channels 4, 36 and 39), a sequel to his initial "C.A.T. Squad" film, which was a ratings success in the summer of 1986. By the standards of the genre, this one is fairly efficient, driven by the varied rhythms of Friedkin's direction and an Ennio Morricone score.
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January 29, 1988 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
"Deadly Illusion" (citywide) is a twisty little private-eye thriller--an obvious homage to Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane and company--and it plays most of the way with serpentine tongue firmly in hard-boiled cheek. Vicious murders and gentle spoofery make the mood here. Why else would a writer, Larry Cohen in this case, give his sleuth (Billy Dee Williams) a name like Hamberger, and have him constantly ward off wisecracks about it?
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October 10, 1992 | JANICE ARKATOV
When television audiences last saw Lucky Santangelo in Jackie Collins' "Lucky/Chances," she was a beautiful blonde--specifically, Nicollette Sheridan. This time around, she's a beautiful brunette. "The fact that a new person is playing it never comes up," says Kim Delaney, who has the title role in the four-hour NBC miniseries "Lady Boss," airing Sunday and Monday.
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May 6, 1988 | TERRY ATKINSON
"Alien." "Jaws." "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." "Wolfen." "Splash." "V." "Miami Vice." Put 'em all together unimaginatively and cynically and you'd have a cheap rip-off. But whip 'em together with style and ingenuity and you've got "Something Is Out There," an exciting, scary, funny, rip-roaring science-fiction thriller that goes from gritty L.A. cop drama to outer-space exotica. "Something" (9 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
After knocking around Hollywood for years without ever getting that one big break, 38-year-old Joe Cortese's suddenly all over the television screen. On Monday, Cortese stars in William Friedkin's made-for-TV movie "C.A.T.Squad: Python Wolf" on NBC.
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February 10, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Production has begun on "When You're Smiling," a new ABC mid-season comedy series about a vagabond Brooklyn-born Italian-American who promises his dying father he'll run the family grocery store. Ray Sharkey of "Wiseguy" stars with Julie Bovasso, Anne De Salvo and Joe Cortese. Premiere date will be announced at a later time.
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