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HBO Guide July 1978 - Page section : 002

Highlights for July The HBO Guide is published monthly by Home Box Office, Inc. N-J. Nicholas, Jr., President; Sean McCarthy. Treasurer; Peter Sheppe, Secretary. , ' ©1978 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. BEiwccra me lines This comedy romance for all the young in heart features bright new faces. Starts July 1 THE DEEP Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte discover treasure and terror beneath the sea. Starts July 9 BASEBALL: HALFWAY TO THE WORLD SERIES The oustanding plays and players of the season so far. Starts July 13 Half-hour recaps of the day’s highlights featuring the world’s greatest tennis stars. Starts July 3 ON LOCATION: REDD FOXX Your face may be red when you hear what he says! Starts July 14 GREASED LIGHTNING Richard Pryor faces trials and tribulations to become a stock car racing champ. Starts July 7 EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC Terrifying sequel to one of Hollywood’s sensations. Starts July 16 POCO... LITTLE DOG LOST Big adventure for a little dog in a film for all the family. Starts July 8 BOXING: SUGAR RAY LEONARD Welterweight Sugar Ray takes on Dick Eckland in Boston. July 18 THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER Ryan O’Neal is a cat burglar; Jackie Bisset is in trouble. Starts July 8 HOUSE BY THE LAKE Hippie hooligans threaten lovely liberated model Brenda Vaccaro. Starts July 22 GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE Two beauties will steal your heart and rob your bank! Starts July 22 ROCK'N'ROLL REUNION Starring the people who made the sounds of the ’50s. Starts July 23 H i i nc mv v ILJ A star-spangled round-up of Hollywood’s best. 92 scenes from 83 great films. Starts July 2 EMBRYO Rock Hudson stars with Barbara Carrera in the first cloning movie on TV. Starts July 21 WHAT’S UP, DOC Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal pile laugh on laugh in an all-out, wacky farce Starts July 28 LET IT BE The Beatles, world’s most famous quartet, playing and singing, relaxing, rapping. Starts July 29 ROLLERCOASTER Amusement park thrills and chills become reality in a cat-and-mouse suspenser. Starts July 30

HBO Guide July 1978 - Page section : 004

Wimbledon! As the grandest show in tennis nears the climax, HBO will conclude the most extensive Wimbledon coverage ever provided by any U.S. TV outlet by bringing you same-day quarter- and semi-final action for the women (July 3 and 5) and the men (July 4 and 6). Don’t miss a minute of this unprecedented coverage of the most prestigious of all tournaments. July 3,4,5,6 Lenny Dustin Hoffman is superb as the celebrated comedian Lenny Bruce, in this searing chronicle of Lenny’s rise and tragic fall. Very strong language, adult situations, nudity. (B/W;R-1:52) July 3 Grand Theft Auto Ron Howard tries eloping with perky Nancy Morgan in a Rolls-Royce but meets a traffic jam of patrol cars, vans, madcap fun and more fancy driving than the Indy 500. Mild language. (PG-1:29) July 3 Monday July 3 Tuesday July 4 Wednesday July 5 3:30 GRAND THEFT AUTO Enough thrills and spills for three movies (PG-1:29) p.6 5:00 ONE ON ONE Sports yarn (PG-1:38) p. 15 7:00 WIMBLEDON TENNIS Women’s quarter-final matches (tape) p.6 9:00 THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Ben Johnson (R-l:30) p.7 10:30 LENNY Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce (B/W-R-l:52)p.6 12:30 ONE ON ONE Fine soundtrack (PG-1:38) p.15 6 3:30 DRIVE-IN As the cars pull in, the action starts (PG-1:36) p.15 5:30 FOOD OF THE GODS Ida Lupino and Ralph Meeker (PG-1:28) p. 10 7:00 WIMBLEDON TENNIS Same-day action from men’s quarter-finals (tape) p.6 9:30 AMERICA AT THE MOVIES Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd (PG-1:56) p.5 11:30 CROSS OF IRON Demoralized German armies in full retreat (R-2:00) p.7 5:00 AIRPORT 77 An all-star cast faces disaster aboard a billionaire’s jumbo jet (PG-1:57) p.7 7:00 WIMBLEDON TENNIS Highlights from today’s women’s semi-final round (tape) p.6 9:00 BETWEEN THE LINES Newspaper staffers face new life-styles (R-l:41) p.5 11:00 DEATH RACE 2000 A vision of America’s future? David Carradine (R-1:19) p.4 The Town That Dreaded Sundown Lawman Ben Johnson races to snare a hooded killer stalking lovers’ lanes—before the madman strikes again. Violence, profanity. (R-l :30) July 3,6,9,19,22 Airport ’77 A hijacked jet gets swallowed by the Bermuda Triangle. Jack Lemmon plus some taut action make this a flight to remember. Adult language. (PG-1:57) July 1,5,7,22 German soldiers James Coburn and James Mason battle pain, artillery and themselves on the collapsing Russian front of 1943. Wartime violence, language. (R-2:00) July 4,8 6:00 GEORGE KIRBY On Location. Tune in for a rollicking evening of laughter and mimicry, p.7 7:00 WIMBLEDON TENNIS Catch today’s men’s semi-finals (tape) p.6 9:30 FREDDIE PRINZE AND FRIENDS On Locution. Another chance to see his wonderful talent, p. 14 11:00 THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Oscar winner Ben Johnson plays Texas Ranger (R-1:30) p.7 George Kirby On Location George Kirby is a one-man band of an entertainer: comedian, singer, dancer, pianist and a remarkable impressionist. He fills up the stage enough for half a dozen performers. He can sing like Sarah Vaughan, sound like Carroll O’Connor and re-enact a WW II battle —with all the sound effects! Catch him on July 6,9,14 DAN BALIOTTI

HBO Guide July 1978 - Page section : 007

Exorcist II: The Heretic Does Regan remember the happenings of four years ago —or is she still possessed? The Heretic picks up where the original Exorcist left off. Haunted by visions and dreams of flying, Regan, in therapy, has become a link between science and religion. Linda Blair stars again as Regan. Richard Burton is a priest. Louise Fletcher is the psychiatrist. “Intriguing examination of evil; improvement over the original.” (Film Information) Violence, language. (R-1:57) July 16,20,25,29 5:30 HOCUS POCUS IT’S MAGIC! Dick Cavett hosts, p.4 7:00 BASEBALL: Half Way to World Series, p. 10 8:00 TAXI DRIVER Vietnam vet cruises the city in his lonely cab (R-1:54) p. 19 10:00 REDDFOXX On Location. For adults only in every sense of the word. p. 13 11:00 DEATH RACE 2000 Watch for Sly Stallone in a zoot suit (R-l:19) p.4 12:30 BETWEEN THE LINES Half a dozen fresh, talented performers (R-l:41) p.5 2:30 DRIVE-IN Saturday fun (PG-1:36) p. 15 4:30 AMERICA AT THE MOVIES Great clips (PG-1:56) p.5 6:30 BARNABYANDME First Showing. Sid Caesar, American con man on the lam Down Under (G-1:30) p. 13 8:00 GEORGE KIRBY On Location, p.7 9:00 WOMEN IN LOVE First Showing. Alan Bates and Glenda Jackson (R-l:29) p. 14 10:30 FREDDIE PRINZE On Location, p. 14 12:00 DRIVE-IN Laughs galore (PG-1:36) p. 15 3:00 POCO Incredible journey (G-1:28) p.9 4:30 BASEBALL: Hal f Way to World Series, p. 10 5:30 BABY BLUE MARINE Sensitive drama of a WWII wash-out (PG-1:29) p. 1 7:00 BASEBALL: Half way to World Series, p.10 8:00 EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC First Showing. Terror and suspense (R-1:57) p. 12 10:00 TAXI DRIVER Robert DeNiro (R-l:54) p. 19 12:00 EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC James Earl Jones (R-1:57) p. 12 12 Redd Foxx On Location “Blue” is the word for Redd! The saucy, “adults only” comedian. Redd Foxx, brings his uncensored Las Vegas nightclub act into your living room. For thirty seven years this star of Sanford and Son has been regaling people with his mature brand of comedy. Now, for the first time, Home Box Office has taped his special hilarity. Warning! Put the kiddies to bed. Strong language, frank material. July 14,17,22,30 Barnaby and Me Comedy great Sid Caesar shares the screen with England’s lovely Juliet Mills —and a cute, cuddly koala bear—in this family fare filmed in beautiful Australian locales. Kids will love Caesar, especially during his hilarious antics with tennis champ John Newcombe. And that charming koala narrates the story! (G-l:30) July 15,20,23,31 13

HBO Guide July 1978 - Page section : 011

Friday July 28 6:30 POCO Great family fare (G-1:28) p.9 8:00 WHAT’S UP, DOC First Showing. Sight gags, pratfalls, broad burlesque, Barbra Streisand (PG-1:34) p.21 10:00 THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE T ongue-in-cheek humor (R-1:29) p. 18 11:30 THE DEEP Good guys and bad—underwater (PG-2:04) p.9 1:35 DEATH RACE 2000 Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine (R-1:19) p.4 The Beatles Let It Be Here they are again: the Beatles and 22 of their great songs. Follow the dynamic foursome—John, George, Paul and Ringo—through rehearsals, recording sessions and an impromptu concert. Lennon and Yoko Ono waltz ’round a rehearsal hall; McCartney’s small daughter tests recording equipment with her dad. A close-up on the faces, dress, expressions, emotions that helped make the Beatles a 20th century phenomenon. (G-l:28) July 29 Saturday July 29 3:00 OBSESSION Cliff Robertson (PG-1:38) p. 11 5:00 THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER Nick Nolte(PG-1:43) p. 11 7:00 AAU SWIMMING Part 1. Mission Viejo, Cal. p.19 8:00 LET IT BE First Showing. Old home week for Beatles buffs (G-1:28) p.20 9:30 I ESCAPED FROM DEVIL'S ISLAND First Showing. All-Pro back Jim Brown stars (R-1:27) p. 19 11:00 EXORCIST II Louise Fletcher (R-l:57) p.12 1:00 LET IT BE The Beatles (G-l:28) p.20 Sunday July 30 2:30 EMBRYO Growing up fast (PG-1:44) p. 17 4:30 THE DEEP Robert Shaw (PG-2:04) p.9 7:00 AAU SWIMMING AND DIVING Part 2. Women’s swimming and men’s diving, p. 19 8:00 ROLLERCOASTER First Showing. George Segal stars (PG-1:57) p.21 10:00 REDDFOXX On Location. Better put the kids to bed. p. 13 11:00 ROLLERCOASTER Harry Guardino (PG-l:59)p.21 1:00 EMBRYO Rock Hudson (PG-1:44) p. 17 20 The people in this park don’t know that a menace lurks in their midst. George Segal, tracking a rollercoaster saboteur from coast to coast, trails him to a California ride with a 360-degree loop. Richard Widmark is a gritty Federal agent, Henry Fonda, a safety exec. “Not only tension and terror but fun and spectacle as well.” (St. Paul Dispatch) Mild language. (PG-1:57) July 30 Monday July 31 6:30 BARNABYANDME Tennis star John Newcombe in a cameo role (G-1:30) p. 13 8:00 WHAT'S UP, DOC? Catch superstar Barbra Streisand nibbling carrots a la Bugs Bunny (PG-1:34) p.21 10:00 I ESCAPED FROM DEVIL’S ISLAND Chases and jungle treks starring former pro Football great Jim Brown (R-l:27) p. 19 11:30 WOMEN IN LOVE The famous Bates-Reed wrestling match (R-1:29) p. 14 What’s Up, Doc Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal are sheer delight as madcaps trailing bedlam in their wake. Peter Bogdanovich is at his peak re-cre-ating zany comedy in the Hollywood style of the ’30s. Madeline Kahn is the perfect foil as O’Neal’s fiancee. Great clowns support the trio. “Daffy, lovable, richly entertaining.” (Rex Reed) (PG-1:34) July 28,31 2'

HBO Guide July 1978 - Page section : 010

RittPrcU/PPt ^ana Turner stars in a complex drama of love, lies and in-cest. Her daughter (Meredith Baxter Birney) has fallen in love with the wrong man. Celeste Holm co-stars. Adult theme. (PG-1:32) July 9,13,26 Love Monday lUesday Wednesday July 24 July 25 July 26 6:00 AMERICA AT THE MOVIES A galaxy of stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Laurel and Hardy, and Marlon Brando (PG-1:56) p.5 8:00 EMBRYO Rock Hudson falls in love with his own creation (PG-1:44) p. 17 10:00 BETWEEN THE LINES Emotional confusion among the young (R-1:41) p.5 12:00 EMBRYO Barbara Carrera of Island of Dr. Moreau (PG-1:44) p. 17 18 5:30 THE DEEP A lone lady in a man’s world (PG-2:04) p.9 8:00 THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE Claudia Jennings, Playboy centerfold (R-1:29) p. 18 9:30 EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC The devil you slay. Richard Burton stars (R-l :57) p. 12 11:30 TAXI DRIVER Robert De Niro and Jodie Fos-ter(R-l:54) p. 19 6:00 GREASED LIGHTNING Action shots for race car fans (PG-1:36) p.8 8:00 AAU SWIMMING AND DIVING Part 1. Men’s swimming and women’s diving at Mission Viejo in California, p. 19 9:00 BITTERSWEET LOVE Lana Turner and Celeste Holm in controversial story of love and incest (PG-1:32) p. 18 10:30 HOUSE BY THE LAKE Don Stroud, again a punk you love to hate (R-1:29) p. 17 Two beautiful bank robbers pack a wallop with blazing shootouts, dynamite blasts and outrageous disguises. Claudia Jennings and Jocelyn Jones outwit police as they ravish the male populace. Hostage Johnny Crawford becomes third member of the trio speeding across Texas. Nudity, violence. (R-l :29) July 22,25,28 iV- -A Thursday July 27 6:00 EMBRYO A Frankenstein with curves (PG-1:44) p. 17 8:00 WORLD TEAM TENNIS Los Angeles Strings vs. Golden Gaters. p. 15 9:30 ROCK'n’ROLL REUNION Standing Room Only presents the people who made the sounds of the’50s. p.21 11:00 DRIVE-IN Teenagers, robbers and in a wild mixup deep ' _ heart of Texas (PG-1:3§>'p^l'5 AAU Swimming and Diving American swimmers compete in the fast Mission Viejo (CaJji'JHwOllri this last in>WfllTohal meet before the ationals. Watch Olympic gold medalist Brian Goodell and Alice Browne, world 400 meter record holder. Olympic medalists will take part in the diving exhibitions. July 26,29,30 Taxi Driven I Escaped From Devil’s Island Robert De Niro is lost in a Jim Brown is the one man the famous fortress prison midnight jungle. Graphic'K can’t hold. Jim and Christopher George lead a band of lif-violence, strong language. - ers to attempt the impossible—escape through shark-in- (R-1:54) July 14,16,25 fested waters. Violence, profanity. (R-1:27) July 29,31

HBO Guide July 1978 - Page section : 003

At the turn of the next century, hit-and-run driving is a national sport! Women victims are worth ten points and the elderly, one hundred each. David Carradine puts his Kung Fu training to good use; Sylvester Stallone is his vicious rival. Violence. (R-1:19) July 1,5,11,14,20,28 Death Race 2000 Saturday Sunday July 1 July 2 2:00 AIRPORT 77 All-star cast (PG-1:57) p.7 4:00 ONE ON ONE Robby Benson plays college basketball (PG-1:38) p. 15 6:00 AIRPORT 77 Hijack of jetsetters and art treasures (PG-1:57) p.7 8:00 BETWEEN THE LINES First Showing. Trials and tribulations of youths running a newspaper (R-l :41) p.5 10:00 DEATH RACE 2000 First Showing. Producer Roger Corman a Hollywood success story (R-l: 19) p.4 11:30 BETWEEN THE LINES Low-key comedy (R-1:41) p.5 4 2:30 THE AMAZING DOBERMANS Fred Astaire (G-1:34) p.10 4:30 FOOD OF THE GODS Marjoe Gortner (PG-1:28) p. 10 6:00 THE AMAZING DOBERMANS Barbara Eden (G-1:34) p. 10 8:00 AMERICA AT THE MOVIES First Showing. How Hollywood saw America (G-l:56) p.5 10:00 HOCUS POCUS, IT’S MAGIC! p.4 11:30 BOBBIE JOE & THE OUTLAW Lynda Carter (R-1:29) p. 10 1:00 FREDDIE PRINZE p. 14 Dick Cavett in Hocus Pocus, It’s Magic! Prestidigitation, grand illusion, amazing events and even a card trick or two. Mix in host Dick Cavett, add a large portion of comedy and you have a feast of an evening of magic and fun. The wizards include Siegfried and Roy—who can make tigers vanish on stage! It’ll be no trick for you to have a great time. July 2,14 America at the Movies How many scenes from this treasure trove of great films do you remember? The big ones are here, from Birth of a Nation to Godfather: Part II. So are the stars, from Chaplin, Wayne and Hepburn to Bogart, Brando and Liz. Assembled by the American Film Institute. The work of 54 directors in b/w and color. Narrated by Charlton Heston. “A guided tour of a dream.” (Christian Science Monitor) (G-l:56) July 2,4,7,12,15,19,24 Between the Lines A loose, funky but gentle comedy romance centering on an underground newspaper’s struggle for survival. Director Joan Micklin Silver (.Hester Street) has assembled a thoroughly likeable group of performers: Lindsay Crouse, Gwen Welles, John Heard, Jill Eikenberry and Jeff Goldblum. Brief nudity, adult language. (R-1:41) July 1,5,9,14,24 5

HBO Guide July 1978 - Page section : 008

Freddie Prinze and Friends HBO presents a special encore, Freddie Prinze and Friends On Location, the only nightclub footage of this talented comedian. He hosts a group of the funniest young comedians around. July 2,6,11,15,19 "ANNIE HALL Diane Keaton is in love with Woody Allen in this on-again, off-again romantic comedy that’s warm, witty, wonderful—and the winner of 4 major Oscars plus many other awards. Adult language, theme. (PG-1:33) July 10,18,23 Monday Tuesday Wednesday July 17 July 18 July 19 6:00 GREASED LIGHTNING Vincent Gardenia as a sheriff (PG-1:36) p. 8 8:00 THE DEEP Largest underwater set in movie history (PG-2:04) p.9 10:30 REDDFOXX On Location. If obscenities turn you off, don’t tune in. p. 13 11:30 GREASED LIGHTNING Pam Grier and Richard Pryor co-star in story of stock car race champ, Wendell Scott (PG-1:36) p.8 14 6:00 ONE ON ONE Filmed at Colorado State University (PG-1:38) p. 15 8:00 ANNIE HALL Woody Allen’s autobiographical comedy and this year’s Oscar winner (PG-1:33) p.14 10:00 BOXING Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Dick Eckland, direct from Boston, p. 15 11:00 WOMEN IN LOVE Directed by Ken Russell (The Boy Friend, Tommy and The Devils) (R-1:29) p. 14 6:30 POCO Poco’s pals: a chimp, a donkey and a cockatoo (G-1:28) p.9 8:00 AMERICA AT THE MOVIES Laurel and Hardy tap dance (PG-1:56) p.5 10:00 FREDDIE PRINZE AND FRIENDS On Location. Freddie is host for a bunch of bright young comedians. p. 14 11:30 THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Pert Dawn Wells from Hawaiian Eye (R-l:30) p.7 Women in Love Glenda Jackson won her first Oscar for her performance in this frank version of D. H. Lawrence’s novel of love and hate between man and woman. Alan Bates, Oliver Reed and Jennie Linden complete the fascinating foursome. Directed by Ken Russell. Adult theme, strong sexual content. (R-l :29) July 15,18,21,31 JOHN IACONO/SI I Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard Classy welterweight Sugar Ray Leonard, Olympic gold medalist and the winner of all of his 11 professional bouts meets Dick Eckland in Boston. July 18 One On One Basketball star Robby Benson battles the College athletic establishment in this romantic action adventure. Mild Language. (PG-1:38) July 1,3,7,12,18 IIUJJ Tjljlih Chris Evert, Rod Laver and-Ilie Nastase will showcase lflfOl IQ I63nl their disparate playing styles during confrontations involv-■■ ing four Western Division squads: Phoenix Racquets vs. lenniS San Diego, L. A. Strings vs. Golden Gaters. July 20,27 Thursday July 20 6:30 BARNABYANDME Juliet Mills: John’s daughter, Hayley’s sister (G-1:30) p. 13 8:00 WORLD TEAM TENNIS Phoenix Racquets vs. San Diego Friars, p. 15 9:30 EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC Max Von Sydow again Father Merrin in this terrifying tale (R-l:57) p. 12 11:30 DEATH RACE 2000 A transcontinental car race of the future starring David Car-radine (R-1:19) p.4 Drive-In It’s Saturday night at the Alamo Drive-In and as the cars pull in the action starts—in the parking lot! Here’s a popcorn box full of star-crossed teenagers, inept stick-up men and nasty children, all served up with a salty Panhandle flavor. It’s definitely this theatre’s last picture show! Adult language. (PG-1:36) July 4,15,27 15

HBO Guide July 1978 - Page section : 012

HE© Soundtrack Who wants to see “Annie Hall” six times Or, to put it another way, why does HBO show the same movie again and again? Good question. It deserves a good answer. And our answer—our reasons, really—are just what make HBO so very special and unique. We do show all movies and specials several times. On different days. At different hours. We’re not like the commercial networks that schedule a one-shot and, iths later, a re-run. HBO programming is carefully worked out to give you a chance to see what you want to see, even preview programs for your family or friends. You can actually plan your viewing well in advance—so it doesn’t interfere with other things you want to do. Like going out to dinner or a ball game. Do you want to see everything HBO schedules? Probably not. Any more than you saw every movie released in a theatre before you became a subscriber. The point is, you may select those movies and specials you don’t want to miss. Of course, there are also avid fans who want to see their favorites half a dozen or more times. And that’s O.K. with us, too. Home Box Office reserves the right to make a schedule change or program substitution without notice. HBO welcomes letters from subscribers. Please address all mail to: Susan Devon, HBO Customer Relations Dept., Time & Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y. 10020 August1to5 Tuesday, August 1 5:00 THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER p. 11 7:00 AAU SWIMMING AND DIVING Part 2. p. 19 8:00 LET IT BE p.20 9:30 HOUSE BY LAKE p. 17 11:00 THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER p. 11___ Wednesday, August 2 5:30 EMBRYO p. 17 7:30 ROCK’n’ROLL REUNION p. 16 9:00 WOMEN IN LOVE p. 14 10:30 EMBRYO p.17 12:30 GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE (R-l:29) p.18__________ Thursday, August 3 6:00 WHAT’S UP, DOC (PG-1:34) p.21 8:00 WORLD TEAM TENNIS Boston vs. New York 10:00 ROLLERCOASTER p.21 12:00 WHAT'S UP, DOC (PG-1:34) p.21________ Friday, August 4 6:00 THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER p.l 1 8:00 OUTLAW BLUES First Showing. (PG-1:40) 10:00 LET IT BE p.20 11:30 EXORCIST II p. 12 1:30 REDD FOXX p. 13 Saturday, August 5 2:30 THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER p. 11 4:30 ROCK’n’ROLL REUNION p. 16 6:00 EMBRYO p.17 George C. Scott MTTAII fSS' W^msk I I Ufini 11:00 MANDINGO '■* m ™ fjrst showing. (R-2:07) 1:15 ROCK'n’ROLL p. 16 Coming—The First Week in August 23





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