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HBO Guide July 1979 - Page section : 002

Highlights for July COLLEGIATE BOXING Final round action as college students from around the country square off. See page 9. RICH LITTLE AND THE GREAT PRETENDERS On Location with the finest impressionists in the world. See page II. BIG BAD MAMA Mama gives her girls everything: her looks, lovers and the crime of their lives. See page 17. BLOODBROTHERS Hard-hitting drama of a restless 19-year-old fighting to be his own man. Richard Gere stars. See page 11. More highlights... PIRANHA Lost River Lake seemed to be the perfect summer resort for the whole family—until... See page 15. RACE FOR THE PENNANT Exciting series following who’s in first is back for another season! A new show each week. See page 20. CHIPPERFIELD CIRCUS PART II Robert Morley presents the famous English circus. See page 12. AIRPORT 1975 Midair thrills and excitement with an all-star cast headed by Charlton Heston. See page 13. The HBO Guide is published monthly by Home Box Office, Inc. N.J. Nicholas, Jr., President Sean McCarthy, Treasurer Carolyn K. McCandless, Secretary ... and still more BUSTER KEATON The golden age of the dead-pan, sad-sack comic who made everybody laugh. See page 8. THE OLYMPIAD See Mark Spitz and other greats in the three concluding episodes of this superb series. See page 16 HALFWAY TO THE WORLD SERIES A special edition of Race for the Pennant. See page 13. THE GREAT BANK HOAX Comedy caper of bank robbery and embezzlement by some very inept burglars. See page 19. 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. 3 UAKtUt VILo SRO. Thrill seekers risk their lives in an action-filled spectacle. Robert Conrad hosts. See page 14. v^Kirriro minu rnucwiA Peter Falk and Jill Clayburgh discover each other and how to live for today. See page 17. Spectacular supersound concert with the colorful, world-famous rock band. See page 19. ONE An astonishing tale of a hoax involving the first manned space flight to Mars. See page 18. I* BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY Brand-new version based on the classic comic strip. See page 10. THE EXORCIST The original, often shocking smash hit about possession by the Devil. Linda Blair stars. See page 15. THE BOYS IN COMPANY C A frank, explosive, action-packed drama of five U.S. Marines in Vietnam. See page 4. CORVETTE SUMMER Romantic adventure comedy of a boy, a girl and a customized Stingray. See page 7. WIMBLEDON! Tennis at its best—and most exciting. Sizzling action from the quarter- and semi-finals. See page 5. SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER Fantasy fun on the most daring of Sinbad’s adventures. See page 9. THE SEEKERS: PART 1 World Premiere! The film version of the third volume of the spellbinding Kent family saga. See page 6. THE SEEKERS: PART 2 A continuation of the sweeping epic based on the best-seller by John Jakes. Seepage 7.

HBO Guide August 1979 - Page section : 002

BLUE COLLAR Richard Pryor in an entertaining yet disturbing film about auto union corruption. See page 16. LEGENDS: HUMPHREY BOGART The legendary Bogey and his on and off-screen life. See page 18. DIRTY HARRY Clint Eastwood as San Francisco’s toughest, the cop who always gets “the dirty jobs.” See page 17. THE GOODBYE GIRL Neil Simon’s happy love story which won an Academy Award for Richard Dreyfuss. See page 8. UPCLOSE Gregory Peck, Carol Burnett, Robert Redford are David Sheehan’s interview guests. See page 14. RABBIT TEST Joan Rivers’ hilarious tale of a teacher who becomes the world’s first pregnant male. See page 9. More highlights... DOG DAY AFTERNOON Nobody could dream up this incredible bank robbery because it’s true! Seepage 19. AAU BOXING Great amateur boxing as the Inter-City Tournament goes into the semi-finals. See page 15. THE MANITOU Startling special effects as evil doesn’t die, but waits to be re-born. See page 21. MURDER BY DEATH Laughs are the motives behind this whodunit with great detectives searching for clues. See page 11. ELMER A blind boy and an old dog, lost in the wilderness, beat the odds and the elements. See page 7. The HBO Guide is published monthly by Home Box Office, Inc. N .J. Nicholas, Jr., President Sean McCarthy, Treasurer Carolyn K. McCandless, Secretary 2 MARTIN MULL On Location presents comedian Martin Mull in his first all-out TV special. See page 20. THE BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING Those Little Leaguers are one year older and funny as ever. See page 5. MUSIC THEN AND NOW Standing Room Only presents singers of the^BOs in “then and now” performances. Seepage 17. THE CHEAP DETECTIVE Crazy but loving takeoff of Maltese Falcon and the old private eye classic films. See page 13. SPORTSCENE Host Joe Namath looks at jogging, the NBA playoffs, fashion and lots more. See page 6. THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH Provocative documentary from Hal Lindsey’s bestseller. See page 12. GO TELL THE SPARTANS The moment of truth for a small band of Americans in the early days of Vietnam. See page 21. NCAA GYMNASTICS Kurt Thomas and other collegians vie in Regional Championships around the country. See page 18. Highlights for April ... and still more CIRCUS Tom Bosley (Happy Days) narrates this special of the circus, its history and its people. See page 13. SCALPEL Psychological thriller with plastic surgery, murder and deception cleverly combined. See page 19. THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA Romance and suspense starring Kris Kristofferson. See page 15. RACE FOR THE PENNANT PREVIEW Sparky Anderson and Ralph Houk look at Baseball ’79. See page 10. THE GREAT BRAIN Jimmy Osmond of the famous family: half hero, half con artist, all heart. See page 9. Home Box Office, HBO, Standing Room Only, On Location are trademarks and servicemarks of Home Box Office, Inc. 3

HBO Guide September 1979 - Page section : 002

Highlights for September RACE FOR THE PENNANT As the season climaxes, this weekly series brings you up-to-the-min-ute coverage. Seepage II. ... and still more BOULEVARD NIGHTS Love, loyalty and auto madness in the streets of East Los Angeles’ barrio. See page 5. THE GREAT HOUDINIS The public and private lives of the most famous magician of all time. See page 7. JEREMIAH JOHNSON Superstar Robert Redford as a fur trapper in the Great West of 150 years ago. Seepage 10. THE AMSTERDAM KILL Robert Mitchum, a good cop in disgrace, in an international action adventure. See page 21. EUROPEAN ICE SPECTACULAR A dazzling, lavish, international ice revue. Seepage 18. Home Box Office/ Standing Room Only, HBO, SRO, On Location are trademarks and servicemarks of Home Box Office, Inc. ©1979 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. 3 More highlights... THE QUICK AND THE DEAD Documentary of the world’s most dangerous sport: Grand Prix racing. See page 7. BODYBUILDING: NIGHT OF THE CHAMPIONS An unusual sport rapidly gaining worldwide appeal. See page 19. The HBO Guide is published monthly by Home Box Office Inc. NJ. Nicholas, Jr., President Sean McCarthy, Treasurer Carolyn K. McCandless, Secretary 2 INSIDE THE NFL Kicking off its third season, HBO Sports takes a weekly in-depth look at pro football. See page 6. MOVIE, MOVIE George C. Scott stars in two roles in this spoof of “double features” of the ’30s. See page 4. BLAZING SADDLES Mel Brooks’ classic burlesque of the Old West with Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder. See page 9. AVALANCHE Rock Hudson and Mia Farrow battle Nature as disaster strikes a ski lodge. Seepage 9. I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING The First Annual All-Star Puppet Spectacular! See page 8. THE STRANGER AND THE GUNFIGHTER Western and Eastern action combined. See page 13. FAST CHARLIE... THE LEGENDS: MOONBEAM RIDER JOAN CRAWFORD Brenda Vaccaro. David Carradine Movie clips and stills help tell whai in a wild ’cycle race. See page 16. she was really like. See page 14. HOOPER Burt Reynolds, at his macho best, as the greatest stuntman in Hollywood. See page 17. MURDER BY DECREE Sherlock Holmes takes on his great est case, the Jack the Ripper murders. See page 20. ROBIN WILLIAMS Knockout show with the nation’s hottest new comedian, who’s really “off the wall!” See page 15. THE SAVAGE IS LOOSE George C. Scott, Trish Van De-vere survive two decades on a desert island. See page II. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS THE DOOBIE BROTHERS Powerful, true story of Billy Hayes, IN CONCERT the American student arrested in They’ve got warmth, melody and Turkey in 1970. Seepage 13. musical magic. See page 12. A WEDDING A hard, funny look at an American institution. Great performances from an all-star cast. See page 17. HERE IT IS, BURLESQUE! Baggy-pants comedy, classic striptease, leggy showgirls. See page 21.

HBO Guide October 1979 - Page section : 002

Highlights for October More highlights... Adventure thriller starring Nick Nolte as an ex-Marine involved in the drug trade. See page IS. -TT - WHO IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF EUROPE Robert Morley in a delicious mys-tery-comedy! See page 19. I 1 ri ti [jpr3y LZ ... and still more CALIFORNIA SUITE Maggie Smith joins Alan Alda and Jane Fonda in Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy. See page 11. COMES A HORSEMAN James Caan and Jane Fonda take on greedy empire builders in Montana of the ’40s. See page 6. THE SINGING COWBOYS RIDE AGAIN Host John Ritter takes a nostalgic look at the horse opera. See page 7. The HBO Guide is published monthly by Home Box Office Inc. N.J. Nicholas, Jr., President Sean McCarthy, Treasurer Carolyn K. McCandless, Secretary 2 PHANTASM Horror and science fiction blended into an eerie and gory shocker. It will scare you! See page 18. BILLY CRYSTAL On Location with the star of Soap in a free-flowing stream of sketches and laughs. See page 19. STRANGER IN THE HOUSE A thriller set in a college sorority house: chills and scares aplenty. Great for Halloween! See page 21. CARAVANS The power, sweep and spectacle of James Michener’s desert epic, starring Anthony Quinn. See page 7. HOLLYWOOD A new HBO series keeps a roving eye on the pulse of Hollywood. News, gossip, stars. See page 17. MYSTERIES OF THE GODS A fascinating look at UFO sightings and the possibility of visitors from outer space. See page 17.- - SPARROW A New Orleans mailroom clerk .plays.private eye and sets out to trade down a killer. See page 13. JENNIFER A schoolgirl with strange powers, out for vengeance in a very chilling tale. See page 5. Home Box Office, Standing Room Only, HBO, SRO, On Location are trademarks and servicemarks of Home Box Office, Inc. ©1979 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. 3 ROBERT VAUGHN AS FDR A compelling performance makes That Man in the White House a thrilling experience. See page 8. FEDORA Veteran filmmaker Billy Wilder’s romantic film about a mysterious former Hollywood star. See page 20. DEAR INSPECTOR Sparkling romantic comedy and murder mystery with a charming lady inspector. See page 5. INSIDE THE NFL Great action on the gridiron as HBO Sports recaps this week’s pro game highlights. See page 13. IF EVER I SEE YOU AGAIN A modem romance with music by the creator of You Light Up My Life. See page 9. RICHARD PRYOR IN CONCERT A rare solo performance that’s strictly adult fare. See page 14. MATILDA A kangaroo becomes chief contend' er for the world’s heavyweight championship. See page IS. WORLD SERIES SPECIALS Two great baseball shows: World Series Scouting Report and World Series Spectacular. See page 4. WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN HARDCORE George C. Scott searches for his daughter in the sordid underworld of pornography. Seepage 10. HIGH VELOCITY Two trapped mercenaries fight in the world’s bloodiest undeclared war. See page 12. TOKYO GYMNASTICS Major international competition featuring 32 men and women gymnasts. Seepage 16.

HBO Guide November 1979 - Page section : 002

Highlights for November More highlights... COVERT ACTION David Janssen in an international spy adventure with plenty of action. See page 9. THE PASSAGE High-action drama of WWII era. Anthony Quinn, James Mason and Patricia Neal. See page 11. INSIDE THE NFL Great action on the gridiron as HBO Sports Programs recap pro game highlights. See page 5. BASEBALL FROM JAPAN Exclusive coverage of two historic All-Star Baseball games: AL vs. NL and USA vs. Japan. See page 12. TOMMY Ann-Margret in an exciting, moving and tuneful film based on The Who’s rock opera. See page 13. THE MAGIC OF LASSIE Family adventure with the world’s most famous collie and an all-star cast. See page IS. AGATHA Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave in a mystery-romance of mid-’20s England. See page 22. ... and still more HOLLYWOOD Keep a roving eye on the stars and happenings backstage in HBO’s new video tabloid. See page 17. UNCLE JOE SHANNON Burt Young as a once-famous jazz musician who has seen better days. Seepage 17. SLOW DANCING IN THE BIG CITY Struggling young ballerina falls in love. See page 19. ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE Ellen Burstyn in her Oscar performance. See page 21. Home Box Office, Standing Room Only, HBO, SRO, On Location are trademarks and service-marks of Home Box Office, Inc. ASHANTI Omar Sharif and Michael Caine head an all-star cast in a story set in the Sahara. See page 6. BARRY MANILOW Standing Room Only presents the smash performance from Barry’s U.S. concert tour. See page 8. LAST EMBRACE Roy Scheider in a suspense-love story in the Alfred Hitchcock tradition. See page 5. The HBO Guide is published monthly by Home Box Office Inc. N.J. Nicholas, Jr., President Sean McCarthy, Treasurer Carolyn K. McCandless, Secretary INVASION OP THE BODY SNATCHERS Pod people arrive from space and ©1979 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved, human beings vanish! See page 14. 2 4TH ANNUAL YOUNG COMEDIANS SHOW Victor Borge brings you the best of the comics on the rise. See page 18. WHODUNIT The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries —and the clues with which you play sleuth. See page 20. LEGEND OF THE GREAT NORTHWEST Warm, picturesque, exciting story of a man and his dog. See page 21. MAGIC Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret and Fats, a ventriloquist’s dummy, in a scary thriller. See page 19. POCKET MONEY Paul Newman and Lee Marvin in a really offbeat contemporary Western. Seepage 15. HBO welcomes letters from subscribers. Please mall to Ms. Ann Brooks, HBO Customer Relations Oept, Time & Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y. 10020 HBO reserves the right to make a schedule change or program substitution without notice. 3 ICE CASTLES Laughter and tears as a gifted skater, on her way to stardom, encounters tragedy. See page 7. THE ENFORCER Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry) and his .44 magnum take on vicious terrorists. See page 11. TIMEWAS... Dick Cavett hosts HBO’s exclusive new six-part series highlighting the decades 1920-1970. Seepage 10.

HBO Guide December 1979 - Page section : 002

Highlights for December THE WIZ An updated version of The Wizard of Oz with Diana Ross and a rocking all-star cast. See page 9. EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS Fifty brand-new Muppets star in a great holiday special. See page 6. HOLLYWOOD HBO’s exclusive new video tabloid keeps you in-the-know on what’s going on in filmdom. See page 15. CIRCUS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Spectacle, pageantry, tension and excitement. Seepage 16. WINTERKILLS Jeff Bridges in a suspenseful drama of international intrigue and political power. See page 21. A LITTLE ROMANCE Sir Laurence Olivier befriends a French boy and an American girl who fall in love in Paris. Seepage I7. More highlights ... and still more THE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN’T Animated holiday entertainment with live characters. See page 13. HARRY BLACKSTONE’S MAGICAL TOUR Dancing, comedy, music and mind-boggling magic. See page 11. THE LAST WAVE A very original thriller from Australia starring Richard Chamber-lain. See page 7. WARLORDS OF ATLANTIS Fun and fantasy for the family as divers discover the lost kingdom of Atlantis. Seepage 19. Home Box Office, Standing Room Only, HBO, SRO, On Location are trademarks and servicemarks ot Home Box Office, Inc. HBO welcomes letters from subscribers. Please mail to Ms. Ann Brooks,, HBO Customer Relations Dept., Time & Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York, N. Y. 10020 HBO reserves the right to make a schedule change or program substitution without notice. 3 WHOOPEE The legendary Eddie Cantor musical in color, shown for the first time in 50 years! See page 18. THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS Wartime action as fleeing Allied prisoners of war head for Switzerland and freedom. See page 9. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Super-spectacular sci-fi space adventure featuring sensational special effects. Seepage 19. THE BELL JAR RICH LITTLE’S "A Marilyn Hassett plays a brilliant CHRISTMAS CAROL student and poet descending into A richly rewarding comic event for madness. See page 21. your holiday cheer. See page 12. 1979 GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS Team competition among the best women’s clubs. See page 14. GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK Action-adventure film starring un defeated world karate champ Chuck Norris. See page 20. IT LIVES AGAIN A chilling follow-up to It’s Alive, the popular horror film about a killer baby. See page 7. NIGHT OF THE YOUNG HEAVYWEIGHTS HBO offers a three-fight card with three unbeatens! See page 13. The HBO Guide is published monthly by Home Box Office Inc. N.J. Nicholas, Jr., President Sean McCarthy, Treasurer Carolyn K. McCandless, Secretary THE CHINA SYNDROME Jack Lemmon joins Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas in a top-notch ©1979 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved, thriller with a message. See page 4. 2 TIME WAS... THE ’30S Dick Cavett hosts the second of HBO’s exclusive new six-part series. See page 10. THE 5TH MUSKETEER Adventure and action with Rex Harrison, Ursula Andress and Beau Bridges. See page 17. THE BRINK’S JOB Peter Falk masterminds one of the most famous robberies in American history. See page 8.

HBO Guide January 1979 - Page section : 004

The HBO Comedy Variety Revue Opening Nitwit Rodney Dangerfield Kris Kremo George Gobel Charo The Marquis Chimps The first of several comedy variety revues on HBO is racy, entertainment-packed with dancing, singing, vaudeville, comedy. Guests include George Gobel; Charo, the girl with all those moving parts; the Marquis chimps with their monkeyshines and Eddie Money whose “Baby Hold On” is a hit. Lots of surprise celebrities. Jan. 6,11,26,29 Friday Saturday Sunday January 5 January 6 January 7 6:00 THE AMAZING MR. BLUNDEN Holiday ghost story set in London (PG-1:39) p.9 8:00 INSIDE THE NFL Repeat of Thursday show. p. 17 9:00 STRAIGHT TIME Tough, tense film of a man caught on a treadmill of crime (R-l:59) p.7 11:00 SEMI-TOUGH Sparkling satire of life on and off the gridiron (R-l:48) p.5 1:00 THE LAST HARD MEN Based on a novel by Brian Garfield (Death Wish) (R-l :38) p.8 2:30 CONVOY Ali MacGraw (PG-1:51) p.17 4:30 INSIDE THE NFL Repeat of Thursday show. p. 17 5:30 MACARTHUR Was he saint, sinner, villain, hero or genius? (PG-2:08) p. 13 8:00 "OPENING NIGHT The HBO Comedy Variety Revue. p.6 9:00 THE TURNING POINT Oscar nominee (PG-1:59) p. 13 11:00 CONVOY Truckers vs. cops vs. politicians (PG-l:51)p.l7 IKK) DAMNATION ALLEY Plenty of action as one disaster follows another (PG-1:31) p.12 2:30 THE AMAZING MR. BLUNDEN Amazing feats (G-l:30) p.9 4:00 THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE Ann-Margret (PG-1:23) p.17 5:30 OPERATION THUNDERBOLT Story of Entebbe (PG-2:06) p.4 8:00 CASEY’S SHADOW Alexis Smith (PG-1:57) p.7 10KK) WHICH WAY IS UP? Richard Pryor (R-1:32) p.5 11:30 THE LAST HARD MEN Siege by fire (R-1:32) p.8 IKK) THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE Spoof of classic (PG-1:23) p.17 6 Casey’s Shadow Walter Matthau Alexis Smith Walter Matthau stars in a heart-warming story of a lifelong loser, a horse trainer who falls in love with a horse no one else wants. Matthau even dreams of winning the richest race in the world. One of his sons wants to be a trainer; a second is a tough jockey; and the youngest, Casey, is a daredevil on horseback. Lovely Alexis Smith has her eye on the lightning colt, too. “A big winner.” (Rona Barrett) Mild language, foaling sequence. (PG-1:57) Jan. 7,10,15,18,22,26,28 Straight Time Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman is dynamite as he creates another memorable character, an ex-con determined to make it on the outside until he runs into society’s roadblocks. Set in the glare and tension of Los Angeles, this drama has the ring of truth. “Hoffman admirable... Russell powerfully sexy.” (Time) Strong language, brief nudity, some violence. (R-1:47) Jan. 5,8,13,17,21 7





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