September 24, 1985 |
"Trancers" (citywide), an unpretentious and amusing low-budget sci-fi entertainment, takes us 300 years into the future--only to zap us right back into the present. Sometime during those three centuries the great earthquake has at last struck Los Angeles, and the ruins of downtown can be seen offshore. What's left is called Angel City, and for sometime it has been ruled by a three-person high council.
August 16, 1987 |
The time is 1938. The place is L.A. An ordinary guy and would-be stunt pilot named Cliff Secord comes into possession of a flying gizmo--developed by a scientist who's on the run from Nazis. With that gizmo strapped to his back, and an ominous face mask/helmet to ensure his anonymity (and before you can say "super hero"), Cliff Secord becomes the crime-fighting . . . Rocketeer!
January 1, 1994 |
"Knight Rider," move over. NBC rolls out its version of demolition derby at 9 p.m. Sunday with a two-hour premiere of "Viper," a series about yet another crime-fighting sports car and "the three-man vigilante team behind it." This clunker's regular time slot, on Channels 4, 36 and 39, is 8 p.m. Fridays.
September 9, 1990 |
City Slickers (Castle Rock). Shooting in L.A., Durango, Colo., and Santa Fe. Billy Crystal (he also exec produces), Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby play three pals from New York who go on a cattle drive. The trio become enlightened about life, friendship . . . and really smelly animals. Producer Irby Smith. Director Ron Underwood ("Tremors"). Screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel ("Parenthood"). Also stars Bill Henderson and Bill Lewis. Distributors Columbia (U.S.), Nelson (foreign).