Porky's is a 1981 Canadian-American sex comedy film written and directed by Bob Clark about the escapades of teenagers in 1954 at the fictional Angel Beach High School in Florida. Released in the United States in 1982 with an R rating, the film influenced many writers in the teen film genre and spawned two sequels: Porky's II: The Next Day and Porky's Revenge! and a remake of the original titled Porky's Pimpin' Pee Wee. Porky's was the fifth-highest grossing film of 1982. A group of Florida high school students plan on losing their virginity in 1954, they go to Porky's, a nightclub out in the Everglades, believing that they can hire a prostitute to satisfy their sexual desires. Porky humiliates the kids by dumping them in the swamp; when the group demands their money back, the sheriff, who turns out to be Porky's brother, arrives to drive them away, but not before his minions extort the rest of their money and cause them more embarrassment. After Mickey is beaten so badly he has to be hospitalized, the gang becomes hellbent on exacting revenge on Porky and his brother succeeding in sinking his establishment in the swamp.
Porky and his men, joined by the sheriff, chase after the group, but they make it across the county line, where they are met by a group of the local police officers, one of whom is Mickey's older brother Ted, the high school band. After Ted damages Porky's car, he says that all charges against Porky for driving an unsafe vehicle will be dropped if the night's events are forgiven; because the boys were too young to be allowed in Porky's in the first place and his brother have no choice but to agree. The film ends with the group getting their revenge and Pee Wee losing his virginity. In a subplot, the boys peep on female students in their locker room shower. After several unsuccessful attempts, Tommy and Pee Wee see several girls showering, but Pee Wee gives them away when he shouts at a fat girl to move so he can see. While a few girls run out, most stay. To test their attitude, Tommy sticks his tongue out through his peephole, but gets it smeared with soap. Infuriated, he drops his pants and sticks his penis through the opening just before female coach Beulah Balbricker walks into the shower area.
Spotting the protruding member, she sneaks up on Tommy, grabs his protruding part and pulls with all her might. Tommy manages to pull free and escape, but Beulah is now determined to prove that the offending member belongs to Tommy, going so far as to request that Principal Carter hold a police-type line-up of the boys in the nude so she can identify it. However, Carter balks at such a request, while the other basketball coaches laugh uncontrollably, Coach Brackett suggests asking the police to send a sketch artist and hang wanted posters all over the school; when this gets Carter laughing, Balbricker leaves in a huff. The film ends with Ms. Balbricker sneaking out of the bushes to ambush Tommy and dragging his pants down, but she is pulled off him by police and dragged away screaming that she saw "it" and that she can identify him; the film ends as Tommy breaks the fourth wall and says "Jeez!" to the camera. In another subplot, the film addresses racism as Tim Cavanaugh harasses Brian Schwartz, Jewish, throughout the movie.
Bob Clark got the idea to make the film in 1972. It was based on his experiences with five high school friends in Florida in the 1950s. Clark teamed up with Roger Swaybill on a film; when Clark fell ill with mononucleosis in 1979 he dictated the story of Porky's to Swaybill who wrote a draft of the script. Every studio in Hollywood turned down the project. Clark obtained finance from Melvin Simon Productions and a Canadian firm, Astro Bellevue Pathe; the film had to be made in Canada to obtain government tax benefits. This meant Clark, an American, got sole screen credit as writer. However, Swaybill was reimbursed with a six-figure sum and was co-writer on the sequel."It seems incredible to realize that Porky's, which earned more than $200 million worldwide, was done as a tax shelter, but that's the way it was," Swaybill says. Porky's was released in Colorado Springs and Columbia, South Carolina, on November 13, 1981, it received a wide release in Canada and the United States on March 19, 1982. Although it was written and directed by an American and was filmed in Miami, Porky's was produced by the Canadian company Astral Media.
As a result, Porky's can be classed as the highest-grossing Canadian film of all time in Canada's domestic box office, with a total of C$111 million by 1999. Upon its release, Porky's was viewed as "a likeable lowbrow coming-of-age comedy", but the critical appraisal has been more negative since then. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, which collects both contemporary and modern reviews, gives the film a score of 30% based on reviews from 23 critics. Film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were offended by Porky's and called it one of the worst films of 1982. In particular, they criticized the film for what they viewed as its objectification and degradation of women and the childish nature of its antagonists; the first two Porky's films were directed by Bob Clark and produced by Harold Greenberg, who founded Astral Communications. James Komack directed Porky's Revenge. Clark based the original Porky's on actual occurrences at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport and Fort Lauderdale High School in the early 1960s, on a venue called Por
Valdez Is Coming
Valdez Is Coming is a 1971 American western film directed by Edwin Sherin and starring Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Richard Jordan and Jon Cypher. The film is based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name. Aging town constable Bob Valdez is tricked into killing an innocent man by powerful rancher Frank Tanner, whose hired gun R. L. Davis shot up the hovel where the wrongly accused his Indian wife were trapped. Valdez believes it would be a fair gesture to raise $200 for the widow, $100 from Tanner and the rest from others in town. Tanner is livid at the old man's suggestion, he orders ranch hand El Segundo and his men to tie Valdez to a heavy wooden cross and drive him into the desert. The central pole is so long, he finds an oasis blocked by two trees that he tries to ram with the ends of the cross. When it breaks, the jagged ends are driven into Valdez's back. Davis cuts the ropes, freeing the unconscious man; the badly injured Valdez is able to crawl to the ranch of his friend Diego, where he is nursed back to health.
For Tanner, he has picked on the wrong man: Valdez is a wily, experienced Indian fighter and a marksman with a rifle. He dons his old cavalry uniform and sends Tanner a message via one of the rancher's wounded men: "Valdez is coming." Valdez sneaks into the compound and, during the ensuing gun battle and his escape, kidnaps Tanner's woman, Gay Erin, for whose favors it is rumored that Tanner had her husband killed. With her in restraints, Valdez proceeds to systematically do away with the men Tanner sends after him with his long-range Sharps rifle; the only one he shows mercy to is Davis, after the gunman screams, "I cut you loose! I cut you loose!" and reveals that the cut on the left wrist of Valdez concealed under his glove came when his knife slipped as he cut the ropes off. Now he has two hostages. While hiding from Tanner's posse, Valdez realizes. Valdez confronts her and she admits that it was she who killed her own husband in order to be with Tanner, not the other way around, he sets her free, but by now Tanner's woman is sympathetic to his cause, feeling guilty because she was the cause of all the deaths so far.
Despite Gay Erin's help, Valdez is surrounded and captured. Tanner and his men ride up; the men are ordered to shoot, but R. L. Davis backs off, showing he has no gun, El Segundo calls his men aside, refusing to obey orders; that leaves Tanner to do his own dirty work --. Tanner turns out to be a coward one-on-one. Valdez tells him he should have paid the $100 The woman makes it clear she will not return to Tanner. Burt Lancaster as Valdez Susan Clark as Gay Erin Jon Cypher as Frank Tanner Frank Silvera as Diego Héctor Elizondo as Mexican Rider Phil Brown as Malson Richard Jordan as R. L. Davis Barton Heyman as El Segundo Ralph Brown as Beaudry Werner Hasselmann as Sheriff Lex Monson as Rincon Sylvia Poggioli as Segundo's Girl José García García as Carlos María Montez as Anita Juanita Penaloza as Indian Woman The film was filmed in southern Spain in locales used by Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone in his European'spaghetti' Westerns; the desert-like terrain of this isolated region of Spain resembles the U.
S. southwest and parts of Sonora, though the vegetation is not the same. When director Sydney Pollack was attached to the property, Lancaster was slated to play Frank Tanner with Marlon Brando as Valdez; these plans failed to materialize. The film received mediocre to negative reviews. Vincent Canby of The New York Times praised Lancaster's on-screen presence but wrote that, "A lot of fancy flourishes, which I associate with Mr. Sherin's stage work, are apparent in the film, as in its picturesque groupings of picturesque characters, in a musical score that's much given to comment on the action."When the film was released to video, Ty Burr of Entertainment Weekly wrote that, "Slow and choppy, Valdez manages an astounding feat: It drains Lancaster of personality." Valdez Is Coming on IMDb Valdez Is Coming at Rotten Tomatoes Valdez Is Coming at the TCM Movie Database Valdez Is Coming film trailer on YouTube
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a television limited series or television movie for the primetime network season; the award was first presented at the 7th Primetime Emmy Awards on March 7, 1955 to Judith Anderson for her performance as Lady Macbeth on the Hallmark Hall of Fame episode "Macbeth". It has undergone several name changes, with the category split into two categories at the 25th Primetime Emmy Awards—Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program – Drama or Comedy and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. By the 31st Primetime Emmy Awards, the categories were merged into one, has since undergone several name changes, leading to its current title. Since its inception, the award has been given to 54 actresses. Regina King is the current recipient of the award for her portrayal of Latrice Butler on Seven Seconds.
Helen Mirren has won the most awards in this category, with four, has received the most nominated for the award on ten occasions, the most within the category. Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees. Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included, it is home to the nation's capital city and the nation's most populous city, Ontario's provincial capital. Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, Quebec to the east and northeast, to the south by the U. S. states of Minnesota, Ohio and New York. All of Ontario's 2,700 km border with the United States follows inland waterways: from the west at Lake of the Woods, eastward along the major rivers and lakes of the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence River drainage system; these are the Rainy River, the Pigeon River, Lake Superior, the St. Marys River, Lake Huron, the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and along the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, Ontario, to the Quebec boundary just east of Cornwall, Ontario.
There is only about 1 km of land border made up of portages including Height of Land Portage on the Minnesota border. Ontario is sometimes conceptually divided into Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario; the great majority of Ontario's population and arable land is in the south. In contrast, the larger, northern part of Ontario is sparsely populated with cold winters and heavy forestation; the province is named after Lake Ontario, a term thought to be derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron word meaning "great lake", or skanadario, which means "beautiful water" in the Iroquoian languages. Ontario has about 250,000 freshwater lakes; the province consists of three main geographical regions: The thinly populated Canadian Shield in the northwestern and central portions, which comprises over half the land area of Ontario. Although this area does not support agriculture, it is rich in minerals and in part covered by the Central and Midwestern Canadian Shield forests, studded with lakes and rivers. Northern Ontario is subdivided into two sub-regions: Northeastern Ontario.
The unpopulated Hudson Bay Lowlands in the extreme north and northeast swampy and sparsely forested. Southern Ontario, further sub-divided into four regions. Despite the absence of any mountainous terrain in the province, there are large areas of uplands within the Canadian Shield which traverses the province from northwest to southeast and above the Niagara Escarpment which crosses the south; the highest point is Ishpatina Ridge at 693 metres above sea level in Temagami, Northeastern Ontario. In the south, elevations of over 500 m are surpassed near Collingwood, above the Blue Mountains in the Dundalk Highlands and in hilltops near the Madawaska River in Renfrew County; the Carolinian forest zone covers most of the southwestern region of the province. The temperate and fertile Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Valley in the south is part of the Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests ecoregion where the forest has now been replaced by agriculture and urban development. A well-known geographic feature is part of the Niagara Escarpment.
The Saint Lawrence Seaway allows navigation to and from the Atlantic Ocean as far inland as Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. Northern Ontario occupies 87 percent of the surface area of the province. Point Pelee is a peninsula of Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario, the southernmost extent of Canada's mainland. Pelee Island and Middle Island in Lake Erie extend farther. All are south of 42°N – farther south than the northern border of California; the climate of Ontario varies by location. It is affected by three air sources: cold, arctic air from the north; the effects of these major air masses on temperature and precipitation depend on latitude, proximity to major bodies of water and to a small extent, terrain relief. In general, most of Ontario's climate is classified as humid continental. Ontario has three main climatic regions; the surrounding Great Lakes influence the climatic region of southern Ontario. During the fall and winter months, heat stored from the lakes is released, moderating the climate near the shores of the lakes.
This gives some parts of southern Ontario milder winters than mid-continental areas at lower latitudes. Parts of Southwestern Ontario have a moderate humid continental climate, similar to that of the inland Mid-Atlantic states and the Great Lakes portion of the Midwestern United States; the region has warm to cold winters. Annual precipitation is well distributed throughout the year. Most of this region lies in the lee of the Great Lakes. In December 2010, the snowbelt set a new record when it was h
Showdown (1973 film)
Showdown is a 1973 American Technicolor Western film produced and directed by George Seaton and starring Rock Hudson, Dean Martin and Susan Clark. Childhood friends Billy Massey and Chuck Jarvis go in opposite directions after Chuck ends up married to Billy's former sweetheart. Billy becomes Chuck a lawman, but they end up joining forces against common enemies in a final showdown. Rock Hudson as Chuck Jarvis Dean Martin as Billy Massey Susan Clark as Kate Jarvis Donald Moffat as Art Williams John McLiam as F. J. Wilson Charles Baca as Martinez Jackson D. Kane as Clem Ben Zeller as Perry Williams John Gill as Earl Cole Philip L. Mead as Jack Bonney Rita Rogers as Girl Victor Mohica as Big Eye Raleigh Gardenhire as Joe Williams Ed Begley Jr. as Pook Dan Boydston as Rawls It was the final film for Seaton, who three years earlier had directed Martin and an all-star cast in the blockbuster hit Airport. It was Dean Martin's last western. In a 1972 episode of the TV series McMillan & Wife called “Cop of the Year,” McMillan visits the set of a Western to ask the special-effects supervisor about how to make a gunshot wound appear on the chest of a gunman—who, in the shot being filmed, is the victim in a showdown.
List of American films of 1973 Showdown on IMDb Showdown at Rotten Tomatoes
Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, she received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students, she was a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life and disappearance continues to this day. Earhart was the daughter of Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart and Amelia "Amy".
She was born in Atchison, Kansas, in the home of her maternal grandfather, Alfred Gideon Otis, a former federal judge, the president of the Atchison Savings Bank and a leading citizen in the town. Amelia was the second child of the marriage, after an infant was stillborn in August 1896, she was of part German descent. Alfred Otis had not favored the marriage and was not satisfied with Edwin's progress as a lawyer. According to family custom, Earhart was named after her two grandmothers, Amelia Josephine Harres and Mary Wells Patton. From an early age, Amelia was the ringleader while her sister Grace Muriel Earhart, two years her junior, acted as the dutiful follower. Amelia was nicknamed "Meeley" and Grace was nicknamed "Pidge", their upbringing was unconventional since Amy Earhart did not believe in molding her children into "nice little girls". Meanwhile their maternal grandmother disapproved of the "bloomers" worn by Amy's children and although Earhart liked the freedom they provided, she was aware other girls in the neighborhood did not wear them.
A spirit of adventure seemed to abide in the Earhart children, with the pair setting off daily to explore their neighborhood. As a child, Earhart spent long hours playing with sister Pidge, climbing trees, hunting rats with a rifle and "belly-slamming" her sled downhill. Although the love of the outdoors and "rough-and-tumble" play was common to many youngsters, some biographers have characterized the young Earhart as a tomboy; the girls kept "worms, katydids and a tree toad" in a growing collection gathered in their outings. In 1904, with the help of her uncle, she cobbled together a home-made ramp fashioned after a roller coaster she had seen on a trip to St. Louis and secured the ramp to the roof of the family toolshed. Earhart's well-documented first flight ended dramatically, she emerged from the broken wooden box that had served as a sled with a bruised lip, torn dress and a "sensation of exhilaration". She exclaimed, "Oh, Pidge, it's just like flying!"Although there had been some missteps in Edwin Earhart's career up to that point, in 1907 his job as a claims officer for the Rock Island Railroad led to a transfer to Des Moines, Iowa.
The next year, at the age of 10, Earhart saw her first aircraft at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Her father tried to interest her sister in taking a flight. One look at the rickety "flivver" was enough for Earhart, who promptly asked if they could go back to the merry-go-round, she described the biplane as "a thing of rusty wire and wood and not at all interesting". The two sisters and Muriel, remained with their grandparents in Atchison, while their parents moved into new, smaller quarters in Des Moines. During this period, Earhart received a form of home-schooling together with her sister, from her mother and a governess, she recounted that she was "exceedingly fond of reading" and spent countless hours in the large family library. In 1909, when the family was reunited in Des Moines, the Earhart children were enrolled in public school for the first time with Amelia Earhart entering the seventh grade at the age of 12 years. While the family's finances improved with the acquisition of a new house and the hiring of two servants, it soon became apparent that Edwin was an alcoholic.
Five years in 1914, he was forced to retire and although he attempted to rehabilitate himself through treatment, he was never reinstated at the Rock Island Railroad. At about this time, Earhart's grandmother Amelia Otis died leaving a substantial estate that placed her daughter's share in a trust, fearing that Edwin's drinking would drain the funds; the Otis house was auctioned along with all of its contents. In 1915, after a long search, Earhart's father found work as a clerk at the Great Northern Railway in St. Paul, where Earhart entered Central High School as a junior. Edwin applied for a transfer to Springfield, Missouri, in 1915 but the current claims officer reconsidered his retirement and demanded his job back, leaving the elder Earhart with nowhere to go. Facing another calamitous move, Amy Earhart took her children to Chicago, where they lived with friends. Earhart made an unusual condition in the choice of her next schooling, she rejected the high school nearest her home when she complained that the chemistry lab was "just like a kitchen sink".
She enrolled in Hyde Park High School but
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border, its capital is Ottawa, its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra, its population is urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons. Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century and French expeditions explored, settled, along the Atlantic coast.
As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces; this began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with Elizabeth II as its queen and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the federal cabinet and head of government; the country is a realm within the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonie and bilingual at the federal level. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, education.
It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Canada's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. A developed country, Canada has the sixteenth-highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the twelfth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index, its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7, the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. While a variety of theories have been postulated for the etymological origins of Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement".
In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village but to the entire area subject to Donnacona. From the 16th to the early 18th century "Canada" referred to the part of New France that lay along the Saint Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named the Canadas. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country at the London Conference, the word Dominion was conferred as the country's title. By the 1950s, the term Dominion of Canada was no longer used by the United Kingdom, which considered Canada a "Realm of the Commonwealth"; the government of Louis St. Laurent ended the practice of using'Dominion' in the Statutes of Canada in 1951. In 1982, the passage of the Canada Act, bringing the Constitution of Canada under Canadian control, referred only to Canada, that year the name of the national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day.
The term Dominion was used to distinguish the federal government from the provinces, though after the Second World War the term federal had replaced dominion. Indigenous peoples in present-day Canada include the First Nations, Métis, the last being a mixed-blood people who originated in the mid-17th century when First Nations and Inuit people married European settlers; the term "Aboriginal" as a collective noun is a specific term of art used in some legal documents, including the Constitution Act 1982. The first inhabitants of North America are hypothesized to have migrated from Siberia by way of the Bering land bridge and arrived at least 14,000 years ago; the Paleo-Indian archeological sites at Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves are two of the oldest sites of human habitation in Canada. The characteristics of Canadian indigenous societies included permanent settlements, complex societal hierarchies, trading networks; some of these cultures had collapsed by the time European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries and have only been discovered through archeological investigations.
The indigenous population at the time of the first European settlements is estimated to have been between 200,000