April 26, 1998 |
It's so simple, it ought to be banal. A couple (Kurt Russell, pictured, Kathleen Quinlan) on a cross-country drive from New England to Southern California are stranded with engine trouble on a desolate stretch of highway in the Southwest desert. A passing truck pulls over, and its friendly driver (the late J.T. Walsh) offers them a ride to a nearby diner where they can call for help. The husband stays with the car; the wife goes with the trucker. . . and vanishes.
January 17, 2001
First name--A photo in the TV grid of Monday's Calendar used the wrong first name for actress Kathleen Quinlan in the drama "Family Law."
August 18, 2001 |
CBS postponed a "Family Law" rerun that one of its largest advertisers, Procter & Gamble Co., said was too controversial for its commercials. In the episode scheduled to run this week, Kathleen Quinlan's character helps a woman fight manslaughter charges after her 8-year-old son accidentally shoots and kills his older brother with her handgun.
January 27, 1997 |
That PG rating for "Zeus and Roxanne" should be taken seriously: No adult should see this picture unaccompanied by a child, preferably no older than 10. Way too contrived and gooey for most grown-ups, it might well delight youngsters, especially its dramatic underwater sequences. Zeus is a sandy-haired dog belonging to a musician, Terry (Steve Guttenberg), and his small son (Miko Hughes), who have come to the Bahamas for a short stay.
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March 14, 2009 |
Milan Stitt, 68, a playwright best known for "The Runner Stumbles," a drama about a fateful encounter in 1911 between a Catholic priest and a nun, died Thursday of liver cancer at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York. Since 1997 he had been head of the dramatic writing program at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, which announced his death. He was chairman of the playwriting program at Yale University from 1987 to 1993. Stitt reworked "The Runner Stumbles" many times before he settled on a version that was produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1974.
August 23, 1985 |
"Warning Sign" (citywide), a taut, swift but finally unconvincing high-tech thriller, wastes no time in building suspense. After a couple of idyllic shots of a Utah cornfield it cuts to a nearby lab where chief scientist Richard Dysart is checking out some test tubes, each of which is marked with a strip of tape. One of the tapes sticks to Dysart's sleeve, carrying the tube with it.