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HBO Guide March 1979 - Page section : 002

Highlights for March OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE Katharine Hepburn at peak form in a fantasy adventure for the entire family. See page 5. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 2 The continued true story of Jill Kin-mont, paralyzed skier. See page 12. DOUBLE TALK SRO. Funny, smart-talking ventriloquists with their dummies. Hosted by Ted Knight. See page 9. THE FURY Escalating terror as psychic teenagers are kidnapped by mysterious scientists. See page 4. REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Peter Sellers in top form in the fifth and best of the series. See page 13. ROLLER SKATING HBO Sports presents the 14th Gold Skate Classic from Bakersfield, California. See page 19. More highlights... .. and still more HENRY FONDA AS I "CLARENCE DARROW * The brilliant one-man Broadway portrayal. See page 6. HARPER VALLEY PTA The popular song hit that scandalized the ’60s becomes a rollicking film comedy. See page 8. LEOPARD IN THE SNOW Love story of a brooding Englishman and an innocent girl who discovers his secret. See page 7. COLLEGE GYMNASTICS Nebraska and Oklahoma at Iowa State in tri-meet. Penn State hosts Indiana State. Seepage 10. GOIN’COCONUTS A wacky yam with TV’s Donny and Marie and their lively brother-sister patter. Seepage I7. MEAN DOG BLUES No one ever escaped from Prison Camp #4, but one kid is going to give it a try. See page 21. The HBO Guide is published monthly by Home Box Office, Inc. N.J. Nicholas, Jr., President Sean McCarthy, Treasurer Carolyn K. McCandless, Secretary 2 OUR WINNING SEASON High school track man, struggling against life’s hard knocks, enters “the big race.” See page 14. CATASTROPHE Some of the most horrifying disasters of all time seen in rare footage —and all true. See page 10. MADAME ROSA Simone Signoret gives a memorable performance in an Academy Award winning film. See page 9. HERE COME THE TIGERS They’re down by 39 runs in the last inning, but they’ve not yet begun to fight. See page 11. THE WILD GEESE Action yarn of British mercenaries hired for a do-or-die mission deep in Africa. See page 16. TRACK AND FIELD Exciting Olympic “tune-up” as U.S. and Soviet teams vie in 25 competitive events. See page 6. THE CHOIRBOYS UPCLOSE: A LOOK AT THE What cops do off duty to relieve OSCAR CONTENDERS their tensions. Based on the best- Stars and clips from the movies up selling novel. See page 20. for Academy Awards. See page 15. GLEN CAMPBELL A gala festival from London featuring Glen Campbell and all his award winning songs. See page 13. BOXING :st in amateur boxing as New neets Boston and Philadel-lkes on Atlanta. See page 14. FUNNY LADY Barbra Streisand in a romantic musical drama continuing the Fanny Brice story. See page 5. THE HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS Here’s every kind of clown from Chaplin to Hope in this frantically funny film panorama. See page 17. Home Box Office, HBO, Standing Room Only, On Location are trademarks and servicemarks of Home Box Office, Inc. © 1979 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Thursday March 1 Friday March 2 Saturday March 3 The Fury Kirk Douglas Directed by Brian DePalma (Carrie), here’s an almost unbearable suspense melodrama of teenagers who possess extraordinary psychic powers. Action, international intrigue, kidnapping, terror—all wrapped up in one movie that will rivet you to the screen! Brilliant performance by Kirk Douglas, who tries to rescue his son from being exploited. Co-stars John Cassavetes, Amy Irving, Charles Durn-ing and Andrew Stevens. “Crisp, suspenseful... very exciting.” {Time) Profanity, strong violence. (R-l:57) Mar. 4,8,12,17,20,23,26 6:30 THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD Charming story of a mechanical mouse and his son (G-l :23) p. 15 8:00 CRAZY MAMA Cloris Leachman (Phyllis), Oscar winner for Last Picture Show (PG-1:20) p.7 9:30 LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR A different Diane Keaton (R-2:15) p. 11 12:00 PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW Rock Hudson as an amiable, amorous assistant high-school principal (R-1:32) 6:00 CAHILL: U.S. MARSHAL John Wayne’s two sons run afoul of the law (PG-1:43) 8.00 FUNNY LADY Barbra Streisand, Oscar winner for Funny Girl, continues the Fanny Brice saga (PG-2:18) p.5 10:30 HOUSECALLS A funny love story starring Glenda Jackson (PG-1:38) p.22 12:30 THE SWISS CONSPIRACY International suspense caper starring David Janssen and Elke Sommer {PG-1:31) p.21 3:00 OLLYOLLY OXEN FREE Kate Hepburn (G-l:28) p.5 4:30 ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN Walt Disney (G-l:37) p.20 6:30 BANANAS Woody Allen (PG-1:22) 8:00 OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE Family adventure (G-l:28) p.5 9:30 EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA Off-Broadway hit. p.21 10:30 MR. GOODBAR Packs a wallop (R-2:15) p. 11 1:00 THE BIG SLEEP Robert Mitchum (R-l :40) p.22 4 Funny Lady Barbra Streisand James Caan The Fanny Brice story, begun so entertainingly in Funny Girl, continues with Fanny as a big Broadway star. Barbra Streisand, once again, is memorable, singing the blues and many other songs. Fanny’s lingering love for Nicky Arnstein (Omar Sharif) threatens her marriage to Billy Rose (James Caan). Mild profanity. (PG-2:18) Mar. 2,4,12,16 Sunday March 4 3:00 SWISS CONSPIRACY Blackmail plot (PG-1:31) p.21 4:30 FUNNY LADY Great score (PG-2:18) p.5 7:00 THE GREAT CONSUMER RIP-OFF Timely consumer issues, p. 18 8:00 THE FURY Calculated terror (R-1:57) p.4 10:00 DISCO BEAVER FROM OUTER SPACE From National Lampoon, p.22 11:00 CAHILL: U.S. MARSHAL John Wayne (PG-1:43) IKK) THE GREAT CONSUMER RIP-OFF George Plimpton, Host, p.l 8 Oily Oily Oxen Free Katharine Hepburn Two boys and their sheepdog are joined by an eccentric lady junk dealer in a runaway balloon. Katharine Hepburn is high in the sky during aerial stunts—for which she refused a double! One enchanting sequence finds the “passengers” over the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific at night. Family fare. (G-1:28) Mar. 3,5,11,16,25 5

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Henry Fonda as “Clarence Harrow Here’s the same critically acclaimed one-man show that ran on Broadway. It’s Henry Fonda’s superb portrayal of Clarence Darrow, the most controversial trial lawyer in our nation’s history. Directed by the multi-talented John Houseman. March 6,10,15,18,24,27 Monday Tuesday March 5 March 6 6:30 OLLYOLLY OXEN FREE Kate Hepburn high in the sky (G-l:28) p.5 8:00 LEOPARD IN THE SNOW Englishman’s life changes when he rescues young woman from a blizzard (PG-1:29) p.7 9:30 LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR Diane Keaton takes the primrose path (R-2:15) p.l 1 12:00 CRAZY MAMA Larceny and laughs! Ann Soth-ern stars (PG-1:20) p.7 6 6:00 ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN Telepathy, telekinesis, flying saucers—even a flying truck (G-l:37) p.20 8.-00 CLARENCE DARROW One-man tour de force, p.6 9:30 CAHILL: U.S. MARSHAL Directed by Andrew McLaglen (The Wild Geese and The Shootist) (PG-1:43) 11:30 THE BIG SLEEP Sarah Miles (R-1:40) p.22 An HBO Sports Event: Track and Field USA vs USSR HBO takes you to an important Olympic track and field tune-up as the USA and USSR meet in Fort Worth, Texas. The outstanding sprinters, distance runners, hurdlers Jumpers and throwers from both nations will be competing. When the two teams last met, in 1977, the American men and women both came out on top. The Soviets will be arriving after having warmed up at the European championships. But the Americans will be equally prepared, having honed their skills throughout a season of top-notch meets. Mar. 7,9,10 Wednesday March 7 5:30 THE GREAT CONSUMER RIP-OFF Buyer beware! p. 18 6:30 CRAZY MAMA This family robs its way to Las Vegas! (PG-1:20) p.7 8:00 TRACK AND FIELD USA vs. USSR (tape) p.6 9.00 THE GREAT CONSUMER RIP-OFF Consumer news. p. 18 10:00 DISCO BEAVER FROM OUTER SPACE Lynn Redgrave, p.22 1100 SWISS CONSPIRACY Cliffhanger (PG-1:31) p.21 Thursday March 8 5:30 A PIECE OF THE ACTION Bill Cosby (PG-2:15) p. 19 8:00 SALTY Super adventure splash for the entire family (G-l :32) p.7 9:30 THE FURY International spy-horror-occult mindblower (R-l:57) p.4 11:30 LEOPARD IN THE SNOW An old-fashioned romance (PG-1:29) p.7 IKK) EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA Comedian Dick Shawn, p.21 Crazy Mama A crime-comedy spoof in the vein of Big Bad Mama. A struggling, hard-living family runs into tough luck and ends up as a criminal band on the lam. Ann Soth-ern heads the brood, which includes husbandless daughter Cloris Leachman and pregnant granddaughter Linda Purl. Jim Backus and Stuart Whitman co-star. “Appealing performances.” (L.A. Times) Adult situations, language. (PG-1:20) Mar. 1,5,7,11 He may well be the wackiest sea lion who ever swam, but he’s lovable too. Once with a circus, Salty becomes a pet and unintentionally complicates two brothers’ lives. “Delightful story... good color photography.” (Box-office) Family fare. (G-l:32) Mar. 8,10,13,25 Leopard in the Snow A Harlequin Romance Lost in a blizzard, a headstrong young woman is rescued by a handsome, brooding recluse. Tension builds, romance develops and traditional moral values come into play in this lovely film based upon the novel by Anne Mather. Keir Dullea, Susan Penhaligon. Adult situations. (PG-1:29)Mar. 5,8,11,16,20 7

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Harper Valley PTA This laughfest, aiming at small-town snobbery and hypocrisy, is based on the hit song. Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), a sexy, widowed mother, socks it to the PTA when they say her teenage daughter isn’t fit for Harper Valley. As daughter Dee, Susan Swift is “sweet and credible in her transition from duckling to swan.” (L.A. Times) Language, sexual content. (PG-1:42) Mar. 9,13,18,26,31 Friday Saturday Sunday March 9 March 10 March 11 6:30 EAT MY DUST Fast, funny car chases (PG-1:30) p. 15 8:00 HARPER VALLEY PTA Barbara Eden takes on PTA prudes (PG-1:42) p.8 10:00 THE GREAT CONSUMER RIP-OFF Exclusive HBO documentary on timely issues, p. 18 11:00 PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW Telly Savalas (R-l:32) 12:30 TRACK AND FIELD USA vs. USSR (tape) p.6 1:30 DISCO BEAVER FROM OUTER SPACE Lynn Redgrave, p.22 2:30 CLARENCE DARROW Superb Henry Fonda, p.6 4:00 SALTY Lovable sea lion (G-l :32) p.7 5:30 THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD With voice of Peter Ustinov (G-l :23) p. 15 7:00 TRACK AND FIELD USA vs. USSR (tape) p.6 8:00 MADAME ROSA Bittersweet story of an eccentric woman of Paris (R-1:45) p.9 10:00 EMBRYO Barbara Carrera (PG-1:44) p. 15 12:00 LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR Swinging singles (R-2:15) p. 11 3:30 OLLYOLLY OXEN FREE Rousing finish (G-l :28) p.5 5:00 LEOPARD IN THE SNOW Keir Dullea (PG-1:29) p.7 6:30 SWISS CONSPIRACY Incredible world of secret Swiss bank accounts (PG-1:31) p.21 8:00 DOUBLE TALK SRO. Ventriloquists, p.9 9:30 CRAZY MAMA Action and fun (PG-1:20) p.7 11:00 SWISS CONSPIRACY Ray Milland (PG-1:31) p.21 12:30 EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA Cabaret revue, p.21 Standing Room Only: QOUble Talk Hosted by Ted Knight Second Annual Adult Ventriloquism and Comedy Show! “Who said that?” Decide for yourself when you see top ventriloquists with their “dummies” on this “word of mouth” special. Ted Knight and a look-alike dummy greet Shari Lewis, with “Baby” and “Lambchop,” and the inimitable Sefior Wences! Lots of other voices get thrown about, and there’s a special tribute to Edgar Bergen. Great family fare! March 11,15,17,19,24,30 Madame Rosa Simone Signoret In this moving Academy Award winner (Best Foreign Film, 1977), Simone Signoret gives a brilliant performance as an aging concentration camp survivor living in a seedy Paris walk-up. As a woman who brings hope to a group of ill-fated youngsters placed in her care, her most difficult and beloved charge is Momo, a sensitive Arab boy with whom she develops a unique and touching relationship. “A film about real people told with artistry and sensitivity.” (Rex Reed) Adult situations, language. (R'-l :45) Mar. 10,17,23,27 9

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Catastrophe Eight of mankind’s worst disasters: devastating Hurricane Camille; Mt. Aetna devouring a city; the Hindenburg disaster; much more. Narrated by William Conrad, it includes footage (some black-and-white) never on TV or in theaters. Graphic violence (PG-1:32) Mar. 15,17,22,25 America’s top male gymnasts in two of the season’s finest college matches. Nebraska-Oktahoma at Iowa St. Nebraska’s NCAA titlists, led by Jim Hartung, face Iowa State and Oklahoma, which has Olympian Bart Conner. Mar. 12,14,17 Indiana St. at Penn St. America’s finest gymnast ever, Kurt Thomas, leads Indiana St. against The Nittany Lions. Mar. 19,22,24 Monday Tuesday Wednesday March 12 March 13 March 14 5:30 FUNNY LADY Roddy McDowall, Carole Wells (PG-2:18) p.5 8:00 COLLEGE GYMNASTICS Nebraska and Oklahoma at Iowa State (tape) p. 10 9:00 FUNNY LADY Funny Girl grows up. Omar Sharif and James Caan co-star. (PG-2:18) p.5 11:30 THE FURY Kirk Douglas searches for his mysteriously missing son (R-l:57) p.4 10 6:30 SALTY Boy and sea lion romp in the Florida Keys (G-l:32)p.7 8:00 HERE COME THE TIGERS Flies, fouls, fun! (PG-1:30) p. 11 9:30 HARPER VALLEY PTA Hypocrites get their comeuppance in very funny fashion (PG-1:42) p.8 11:30 CONSUMER RIPOFF George Plimpton hosts, p. 18 12:30 DISCO BEAVER Fun from the National Lampoon. p.22 6:30 EAT MY DUST Laugh-In alumnus Dave Madden (PG-1:30) p. 15 8:00 THE EVIL The Devil—and in the flesh! (R-l:30)p.ll 9:30 COLLEGE GYMNASTICS Nebraska and Oklahoma at Iowa State (tape) p. 10 10:30 DOMINO PRINCIPLE Gene Hackman in political thriller (R-1:40) p. 19 12:30 THE EVIL Spooky tale with Richard Cren-na (R-l:30) p. 11 The Evil Here Come the Tigers An ancient horror sleeps beneath an elegant but long vacant Victorian mansion. Lots of supernatural terror as psychologist Richard Crenna and wife Joanna Pettet lease a very strange house. “Top notch horror.” (Variety) Profanity, physical violence. (R-l:30) Mar. 14,17,20,29 The craziest baseball you’ll ever see: Pid-dletown’s Little Leaguers in action. A team of boys and girls—some quiet and lovable, others obnoxious or precocious—is coached toward victory by a rookie cop. (Remember Bad News Bears?) Adult language. (PG-1:30) Mar. 13,17,22,28 Thursday March 15 6:30 CLARENCE DARROW Highlight of Fonda’s stage career. p.6 8:00 CATASTROPHE Everything you’ll see is real! (PG-I:32) p.lO 9:30 DOUBLE TALK SRO. Great family fare, p.9 11:00 LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR Richard Gere in hard-hitting story of singles life (R-2:15) p. 11 1:15 DISCO BEAVER FROM OUTER SPACE Hilarious comedy vignettes from National Lampoon, p.22 Looking for Mr. Goodbar Diane Keaton The nightmarish experiences of a lonely young woman who becomes caught up in the frantic world of singles bars and one-night stands. Beautiful Diane Keaton gives a tour de force performance in this powerful shocker based on the bestselling novel by Judith Rossner. Profanity, strong sexual content, brutality. (R-2:15) Mar. 1,3,5,10,15 11

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5:30 THE GREAT CONSUMER RIP-OFF Informative, entertaining look at today’s buyer’s market, p. 18 6:30 OILY OLLY OXEN FREE Kate Hepburn (G-l:28) p.S 8:00 OTHHISDEOF THE MOUNTAIN PART 2 Jill Kinmont becomes a teacher and L.A.’s “Woman of the Year” (PG-1:45) p. 12 104)0 LEOPARD M THE SNOW Romance (PG-1:29) p.7 11:30 FUNNY LADY Dazzling Barbra (PG-2:18) p.S 2:30 DOUBLE TALK SRO. Shari Lewis, p.9 4:00 CATASTROPHE True disasters (PG-1:32) p. 10 5:30 HERE COME THE TIGERS Fun afield (PG-1:30) p. 11 7:00 COLLEGE GYMNASTICS Nebraska and Oklahoma at Iowa State (tape) p. 10 8:00 GLEN CAMPBELL Favorite Campbell songs, p. 13 9.-00 THE EVIL Richard Crenna (R-1:30) p. 11 10:30 THE FURY Terror, suspense (R-1:57) p.4 12:30 MADAME ROSA Engrossing! (R-I:45) p.9 The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 The continuing story of skier Jill Kinmont, who finds unexpected love in this moving, romantic sequel. Mari-lynn Hassett re-creates her brilliant portrayal of the paralyzed skier with enough courage to last ten lifetimes. Timothy Bottoms co-stars as the almost painfully shy long-distance trucker with enough love to carry them both. Simple and direct. “Handled in a sincere and uncompromised way.” (Houston Post) Some profanity, adult situations. (PG-1:45) Mar. 16,19,21,24 2:30 A PIECE OF THE ACTION Great score (PG-2:15) p. 19 500 CLARENCE DARROW Superb portrayal, p.6 6:30 EAT MY DUST Ron Howard (PG-1:30) p. 15 8:00 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Clouseau back with a vengeance! (PG-1:39) p. 13 10KX) CLARENCE DARROW Fonda’s original Broadway performance. p.6 11:30 HARPER VALLEY PTA Barbara Eden (PG-1:42) p.8 12 Revenge of the Pink Panther Peter Sellers Inspector Clouseau is on the loose again—and in his funniest film to date! Great sight gags, exciting chases and Peter Sellers in some of his kookiest disguises to confound the Mafia and the authorities. This time around, bumbling Clouseau is hot on the trail of an international drug ring, and lovely co-star Dyan Cannon is his perfect foil. Beautiful music by Henry Mancini. “This /Revenge just couldn't be sweeter!” (Rona Barrett) Mild language. (PG-1:39) Mar. 18,21,26,30 HBO brings you a gala evening at the Royal Festival Hall in London celebrating Glen’s 10th anniversary in show biz. The concert, never before seen on U.S. television, features the best songs of Glen’s career, including a wonderful Beach Boys medley. You’ll hear award winning hits like By the Time I Get To Phoenix, Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Honey Come Back, Rhinestone Cowboy. Yes, Campbell is a cornin’, hooray, hooray! So don’t miss it! March 17,20,22,25,30 13

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Our Winning Season Recapturing the ’60s in American Graffiti style, this high school drama may remind you of the optimism and exuberance of Rocky and One on One. Scott Jacoby (That Certain Summer) is a young track man hungry for a taste of victory; Deborah Benson plays the girl who believes in him. “Inventive visual plotting” (Variety) Adult language, discreet sex scene. (PG-1:32) Mar. 22,27,30 AaHBOS/mrtsEwnt: AAU Boxing Tournament The best amateur boxers in the U.S. will show their ring skills as HBO presents the AAU’s Inter-City Championship Tournament. It's seven consecutive weeks of exciting fights with Olympic hopefuls from eight cities. Philadelphia vs. Atlanta Philadelphia, with former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier’s son, Marvis, takes on Atlanta and its middleweight ace, Pancho Carter. Mar. 21,23 New York vs. Boston New York, with hard-punching light heavyweight David Sears, meets Boston and its fine welterweight, Robbie Sims. Mar. 28,30 11 Monday Tuesday Wednesday March 19 March 20 March 21 6:30 DOUBLE TALK Standing Room Only. Sefior Wences. p.9 8:00 COLLEGE GYMNASTICS Indiana State at Penn State (tape)p.lO 9:00 OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 2 True love story (PG-l:45) p.12 11.00 DOUBLE TALK Standing Room Only. Fast talkers make “dummies” smart, p.9 12:30 EMBRYO A Frankenstein with curves (PG-l:44)p.l5 14 6:30 LEOPARD IN THE SNOW Stranger with a limp and a leopard rescues lady in a blizzard (PG-1:29) p.7 8:00 UPCLOSE Run-down of the top Oscar candidates, p. IS 9:00 GLEN CAMPBELL Glen plus Beach Boys. p. 13 10:00 THE EVIL In the tradition of Legend of Hell House, a cult classic (R-l:30)p.ll 11:30 THE FURY Psychic thriller (R-l:57) p.4 6:00 OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 2 Follow-up for the many fans of the first part (PG-l:45) p.12 8:00 AAU BOXING Philadelphia at Atlanta (tape)p.l4 9:30 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Peter Sellers (PG-1:39) p.13 11:30 OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 2 Nan Martin, Belinda J. Montgomery, William Bryant (PG-1:45) p.12 The Mouse and His Child The exciting adventures and touching dreams of two toy mice become an award-winning animated classic. With the voices of top stars Cloris Leachman, Peter Ustinov, Sally Kellerman and Andy Devine. Family fare. (G-1:23) Mar. 1,10 Embryo Research scientist Rock Hudson discovers a method to accelerate the growth of animals at incredible rates. Now he wants to test his secret on a human. Barbara Carrera becomes his perfect creation—well, almost. Violence, language, nudity. (PG-1:44) Mar. 10,19,24,29 A Look at the Oscar Contenders Special Edition. Catch this crash course in the top movies and stars of 1978. Host David Sheehan shows you clips from all the hit films like Unmarried Woman, Interiors, Coming Home, Heaven Can Wait and then talks to Oscar hopefuls Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, Jill Clayburgh, Jon Voight, Diane Keaton, Gregory Peck, Nick Nolte, Carol Burnett. Judge for yourself and pick your own Oscar winners! Another Hollywood update follows. Mar. 20,23,25,31 Thursday March 22 5:30 GLEN CAMPBELL Glen sings ’em all. p. 13 6:30 HERE COME THE TIGERS Goof-offkids (PG-1:30) p. 11 8:00 OUR WINNING SEASON Scott Jacoby (PG-1:32) p. 14 9:30 COLLEGE GYMNASTICS Indiana State at Penn State (tape)p.lO 10:30 CATASTROPHE All-true footage (PG-1:32) p. 10 12:00 DOMINO PRINCIPLE Candice Bergen (R-l :40) p. 19 Eat My Dust Being the sheriff’s son hasn’t stopped Ron Howard from owning more speeding tickets than anyone in town. Now he’s out to hijack a stock car to impress sexy Christopher Norris, who has more curves than the L.A. Freeway. It’s chases, crashes and all-around vehicular mayhem—and you don’t need a driver’s license to get in on the fun. Mild violence. (PG*-1:30) Mar. 9,14,18,29 15

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2:00 CONSUMER RIPOFF George Plimpton hosts, p. 18 3:00 OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 2 Moving sequel (PG-1:45) p. 12 5:00 EMBRYO Cloning tale (PG-1:44) p.15 7:00 GYMNASTICS Indiana State at Penn State (tape) p. 10 8:00 GOW COCONUTS Great music (PG-1:33) p.l 7 9:30 CLARENCE DARROW Meet the real Darrow. p.6 11:00 DOUBLE TALK SRO. Ventriloquist show, p.9 12:30 DOMINO PRINCIPLE Richard Widmark (R-l:40) p.19 5:30 A PIECE OF THE ACTION Bill Cosby (PG-2:15)p.l9 8:00 HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS All your favorite funny movie people, p. 17 900 UPCLOSE The biggies—movies and stars —ofl978.p.l5 10:00 AAU BOXING Phila. at Atlanta (tape) p. 14 11:30 THE FURY Thriller from Carrie's director (R-l:57) p.4 1:30 MADAME ROSA Simone Signoret in Oscar winner (R-1:45) p.9 The Wild Geese Richard Burton Roger Moore Richard Harris In this good old-fashioned thriller, a band of tough-fighting mercenaries sets out to rescue a kidnapped African leader. The superb cast includes Richard Burton as a hard-drinking soldier of fortune; Richard Harris, a widowed idealist; Roger Moore, a playboy; and Stewart Granger, as the wealthy industrialist who hires them. Taut, tense, exciting! “Excellent adventure.” (Boxoffice) Profanity, war violence. (R-2:15) Mar. 25,28,31 Sunday March 25 3:30 OLLYOLLY OXEN FREE Family fantasy (PG-1:28) p.S 5:00 SALTY Great photography (G-1:32) p.7 6:30 CATASTROPHE Real events (PG-1-.32) p. 10 8KX) THE WILD GEESE High adventure (R-2:15) p. 16 10:30 GLEN CAMPBELL Glen’s 10th anniversary in show biz. p.13 11:30 UPCLOSE Look at Oscar nominees—films and stars, p. 15 12:30 CATASTROPHE Vivid memories of victims and near victims (R-l:32) p.10 Hie Hollywood Clowns They say all the world loves a clown, and here’s an HBO special that sends them in —all your top Hollywood funnies. A parade of clowns —past and present—like none you’ve ever seen in one arena. W.C. Fields, Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Red Skelton, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Danny Kaye, Lucille Ball, Hope—and more—all laughmakers from then to now with so many yocks you’ll be chuckling for days! Hand yourself a big, big laugh and see this one! Mar. 23,28 Coin’ Coconuts Donny and Marie Television’s hit brother and sister act makes its first feature film foray, a colorful comedy-mystery set in the tropics. Donny and Marie Osmond, cast as themselves, are moving targets for half the Hawaiian underworld as they embark on an island concert tour. Lots of songs and sight gags to keep the entire family chuckling. Mild language. (PG-1:33) Mar. 24,29 17

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The Great Consumer Rip-Off Aces High Malcolm McDowell Christopher Plummer Thrilling combat in the sky as an all-star cast takes to the air in WWI. This story of adventure and courage also stars Richard Johnson, Peter Firth, Simon Ward and David Wood, with special appearances by some of England’s greatest actors. Authentic planes from the RAF Museum. “Splendidly staged dogfights.” (Variety) Adult language, war-type violence. (PG-1:54) Mar. 26,31 Host George Plimpton takes you behind the scenes to explore a number of volatile and timely issues affecting all lifestyles today. An HBO documentary that’s as entertaining as it is informative. Mar. 4,7,9,13,24 Monday March 26 Tuesday March 27 Wednesday March 28 6:00 HARPER VALLEY PTA Spunky Barbara Eden takes on the local PTA (PG-1:42) p.8 8:00 ACES HIGH Courageous flying aces—like Malcolm McDowell and Simon Ward (PG-1:44) p. 18 10:00 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Dyan Cannon (PG-1:39) p. 13 12:00 THE FURY Chiller from Brian DePalma, director of Carrie and Sisters (R-l:57) p.4 6:30 CLARENCE DARROW Powerful theater starring Henry Fonda, p.6 8:00 HOCUS POCUS, IT’S MAGIC! Dick Cavett hosts an evening of illusion and fun. p. 19 9:30 OUR WINNING SEASON Sensitive and touching screenplay about teenagers growing up (PG-1:32) p. 14 11:00 MADAME ROSA Simone Signoret, Academy Award winner for Room at the Top (R-1:45) p.9 5:30 HERE COME THE TIGERS Little leaguers take to the field (PG-1:30) p. 11 7:00 HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS Best of the clowns—from Chaplin to Hope. p. 17 8:00 AAU BOXING Boston at N.Y. (tape) p. 14 9:30 THE WILD GEESE Third World macho action (R-2:15) p. 16 12:00 HERE COME THE TIGERS Baseball fun (PG-1:30) p. 11 Hocus Pociis, It’s Magic! Prestidigitation, grand illusion, amazing events, sleight of hand and even a card trick or two. Mix in host Dick Cavett, add a dash of comedy and you have a great evening of magic and fun. Mar. 27 Roller Skating 14th Gold Skate Classic HBO viewers will be dazzled by wizardry on wheels when they see the 14th Gold Skate Classic. This graceful competition in singles, pairs and group events is scored much like ice skating. Mar. 29,31 Convicted killer Gene Hackman gets sprung by a mysterious syndicate—now he has to repay the favor. Steely-eyed Richard Widmark makes sure Hackman honors his IOU. Language, some brutality. (R-1:40) Mar. 14,22,24 Thursday March 29 6:00 EMBRYO Rock Hudson, Diane Ladd (PG-1:44) p. 18 8:00 ROLLERSKATING Gold Skate Classic from Bakersfield, California (tape) p. 19 9:00 GOIN'COCONUTS The Osmonds take some potshots at their squeaky-clean images (PG-1:33) p. 17 10:30 EAT MY DUST Hot-rod action comedy with Ron Howard (PG-1:30) p. 15 12:00 THE EVIL Richard Crenna in flesh-creeping story (R-1:30) p.l 1 A Piece of the Action Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby are a pair of likeable crooks who suddenly find themselves on the right side of the law. Ex-cop James Earl Jones blackmails them into aiding a community center, while they try to fend off the mobsters they once ripped off. Grand larcenous fun with music by Curtis Mayfield. Language. (PG-2:15) Mar. 8,18,23 19





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