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Patton | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Patton  172 min,  GP,  [Biography, Drama, War]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [02 Apr 1970]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%, Metacritic 91/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 7 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 8 nominations.
Actors:  George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Strong, Stephen Young
Plot:  The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
Writer:  Francis Ford Coppola (screen story and screenplay), Edmund H. North (screen story and screenplay), Ladislas Farago (based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph), Omar N. Bradley (based on factual material from: A Soldier's Story)
Language:  English, German, French, Russian, Arabic, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Planet of the Apes | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 82%  Planet of the Apes  112 min,  G,  [Adventure, Sci-Fi]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [03 Apr 1968]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, Metacritic 79/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Roddy McDowall
Plot:  An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
Writer:  Michael Wilson (screenplay), Rod Serling (screenplay), Pierre Boulle (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Papillon | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 81%  Papillon  151 min,  R,  [Biography, Crime, Drama]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [06 Feb 1974]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 82%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Don Gordon, Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Victor Jory
Plot:  A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Writer:  Dalton Trumbo (screenplay), Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Henri Charrière (book)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  France, USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Best Man | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  The Best Man  102 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [18 Jun 1964]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Henry Fonda, Margaret Leighton
Plot:  The two front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.
Writer:  Gore Vidal (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Islands in the Stream | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Islands in the Stream  104 min,  PG,  [Drama]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [02 Aug 1977]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Actors:  David Hemmings, George C. Scott, Gilbert Roland, Hart Bochner
Plot:  An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.
Writer:  Ernest Hemingway (novel), Denne Bart Petitclerc (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Nicholas and Alexandra | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Nicholas and Alexandra  183 min,  GP,  [Biography, Drama, History]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [13 Dec 1971]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 71%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 11 nominations.
Actors:  Ania Marson, Janet Suzman, Michael Jayston, Roderic Noble
Plot:  Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Writer:  Robert K. Massie (book), Edward Bond (additional dialogue), James Goldman (screenplay)
Language:  English, French, German, Russian    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Stripper | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  The Stripper  95 min,  [Drama, Romance]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [14 Jun 1963]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Carol Lynley, Claire Trevor, Joanne Woodward, Richard Beymer
Plot:  Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the show's money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay ...
Writer:  William Inge (play), Meade Roberts
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The War Lord | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  The War Lord  123 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, History]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [17 Nov 1965]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 67%, External Reviews
Actors:  Charlton Heston, Maurice Evans, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth
Plot:  In 11th century Normandy, a Norman duke sends one of his knights to build a defensive fortress in order to guard the borders against Frisian raiders.
Writer:  John Collier (screenplay), Millard Kaufman (screenplay), Leslie Stevens (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Boys from Brazil | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 60%  The Boys from Brazil  125 min,  R,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [06 Oct 1978]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 70%, Metacritic 40/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 10 nominations.
Actors:  Gregory Peck, James Mason, Laurence Olivier, Lilli Palmer
Plot:  A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Writer:  Ira Levin (novel), Heywood Gould (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Welcome Home | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 57%  Welcome Home  96 min,  R,  [Drama]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [29 Sep 1989]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Brian Keith, JoBeth Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Waterston
Plot:  Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?
Writer:  Maggie Kleinman
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Lionheart | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  Lionheart  104 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Drama]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [14 Aug 1987]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Dexter Fletcher, Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper
Plot:  A young knight sets out to join King Richard's crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's ...
Writer:  Menno Meyjes (screenplay), Richard Outten (screenplay), Menno Meyjes (story)
Language:  English    Country:  Hungary, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sphinx | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  Sphinx  118 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Mystery, Thriller]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [11 Feb 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Frank Langella, John Gielgud, Lesley-Anne Down, Maurice Ronet
Plot:  Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs: murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse.
Writer:  John Byrum (screenplay), Robin Cook (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA, Netherlands    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Yes, Giorgio | Movie Details for Director Franklin J. Schaffner | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 42%  Yes, Giorgio  110 min,  PG,  [Comedy, Musical]  [Franklin J. Schaffner]  [24 Sep 1982]
Ratings:  IMDB 4.2/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations.
Actors:  Eddie Albert, Kathryn Harrold, Luciano Pavarotti, Paola Borboni
Plot:  A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Pamela Taylor, whom he falls in love with.
Writer:  Anne Piper (novel), Norman Steinberg
Language:  English, Italian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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