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HBO Guide April 1978 - Page section : 002

SPECIAL DELIVERY Fast, funny and action-packed getaway with Bo Svenson and Cybill Shepherd. Starts April 28 PULP Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney in a high-spirited thriller spoof of the detective genre. Starts April 29 SLAP SHOT Paul Newman bullies and bad-mouths his hockey team through a hilarious season. Starts April 30 The HBO Guide is published moftthly by Home Box Office, Inc. N.J. Nicholas, Jr., President; Sean McCarthy, Treasurer; Peter Sheppe, Secretary. Address all mail to HBO Guide, Home Box Office, Time & Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10020 © 1978 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. Here's a new month of great entertainment. No cuts, no commercials and convenient viewing times. Check through the guide to find out about the shows below plus the rest of this month's programs. THE NIGHTCOMERS Great Brando brooding in James’ mysterious and haunting story of terror. Starts April I USA/CUBA BASKETBALL Joe Hall of Kentucky coaches the American team of college all-star players. April 5 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 ( CATSKILL COMEDIANS Joey Bishop hosts this hilarious show from where the leading comics get started. Starts April 7 '77 BASEBALL ’78 A look at last season’s most exciting moments on the diamond—and at the season ahead. Starts April 8 SIDEWINDER 1 Moto-cross mud-and-guts adventure with Michael Parks and Susan Howard. Starts April 8 A SEPARATE PEACE A moving, exceptional summer of ’42 as two boys step from playing field to battlefield. Starts April 22 PROVIDENCE Alain Resnais directs this wonder-ously complex, strange night of the soul. Starts April 22 DOUBLE BANANAS A double-barreled laugh riot starring the country’s most talented comedy teams. Starts April 23 HARLAN COUNTY, USA Oscar winning documentary of coal miners strike—an unforgettable film. Starts April 15 DAY OF THE ANIMALS A forest-full of terror as animals turn on man. Christopher George stars. Starts April 21 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Burt Lancaster in a good sci-fi tale from H.G. Wells. Starts April 2 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Minnelli and DeNiro in “one of the greatest screen romances of all time.” Starts April 9 BAD NEWS BEARS Matthau never funnier than as a “Casey Stengel” with a little league team. A hit! Starts April 16 BURNT OFFERINGS Bette Davis and Oliver Reed in a grim fairy tale of a haunted house. Starts April 14 PUMPING IRON Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fascinating sports documentary on bodybuilding. Starts April 15 2 3

HBO Guide April 1978 - Page section : 012

SOUnDTRdCK Top Entertainment Specials Exclusively on HBO! In this issue, you’ll find a first for the HBO program guide: an original illustration by the famed Broadway caricaturist, Hirschfeld. This heralds Double Bananas—starring the country’s foremost comedy teams in an original HBO Standing Room Only production. The drawing underscores our pride in consistently bringing you the very best entertainment. In addition to a fantastic showcase of SRO headliners, we bring you fabulous 22 On Location productions. This exclusive HBO series features the country’s foremost comedians appearing in your home exactly as they do in cabarets and night clubs. SRO and On Location are two good reasons to value your HBO service. Our convenient multiple scheduling is still another. Unlike commercial television, HBO schedules both specials and movies at various playing times and on various dates—to fit into your particular viewing preferences. So: plan your viewing. Don’t miss a Standing Room Only or On Location. Remember, each exciting program has been produced exclusively for you, our HBO audience. 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: Pamela B. Brady, HBO Customer Relations Manager, Time & Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y. 10020. 6:00 BAD NEWS BEARS Baseball fun (PG-1:42) p. 12 8:00 EAT MY DUST Premiere. Ron Howard (Happy Days) stars (PG-1:30) 9:30 THE PREMONITION p. 19 11:30 DAY OF ANIMALS p. 17 1:15 EAT MY DUST (PG-1:30) 23 May 1-5 Monday 1 6.-00 HARLAN COUNfY, USA Oscar winner (PG-1:43) p. 14 8:00 NEW YORK, NEW YORK p.8 10:30 A SEPARATE PEACE Classic novel (PG-1:45) p. 17 12:30 SPECIAL DELIVERY Fast and funny (PG-1:39) p.21 Tuesday 2 6:00 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU p.5 8:00 BAD NEWS BEARS Walter Matthau (PG-1:42) p. 12 10:00 DOUBLE BANANAS Top comedy teams, p. 16 11:30 DAY OF THE ANIMALS Animals attack (PG-1:37) p. 17 Wednesday 3 6:00 A SEPARATE PEACE Friendship is the focal point (PG-1:45) p. 17 800 A STAR IS BORN Barbra Streisand (R-2:20) 10:30 PULP Detective spoof (PG-1:36) p.21 12:30 PUMPING IRON p 13 6:00 SPECIAL DELIVERY Bo Svenson (PG-1:39) p.21 8:00 DOUBLE BANANAS Bob and Ray on SRO. p. 16 9:30 SLAPSHOT Director George Roy (The Sting) Hill (R-2:02) p.20 11:30 PROVIDENCE Dirk Bogarde (R-1:44) p. 18 RON HOWARD pops Me dutch and M/s tkewortd lAfVHjr dust!

HBO Guide April 1978 - Page section : 011

PAUL NEWMAN. ------- ---— I See it all—uproarious and uncut—as player-coach Paul Newman lies, bullies and badmouths his minor league hockey team to fiscal health. His big discovery that brawls bring crowds turns the tide in this funny, hard-nosed and lecherous film from George Roy Hill. Tough, entertaining, it’s full-fledged, knock-down Newman and the boys... and girls. Very rough sports violence and language. (R-2:02) April 30 April 28-30____________________________________ Friday 28 Saturday 29 Sunday 30 6:30 PUMPING IRON Heavyweight winner about weight lifters (PG-1:25) p. 13 8:00 SPECIAL DELIVERY Premiere. Fast, funny, action-packed heist (PG-1:39) p.21 10:00 CATSKILL COMEDIANS One of the most hilarious shows of the year! p.9 11:30 DEMON SEED Competition between human and computer (R-1:34) p. 19 1:15 SIDEWINDER 1 Motorcycles race over rugged terrain (PG-1:37) p.9 3:00 BAD NEWS BEARS Little leaguers know how to win (PG-1:42) p. 12 5:00 COLLEGIATE BOXING Tomorrow’s stars (tape) p. 10 6:30 DOUBLE BANANAS SRO presents the best comedy teams in the industry, p.J6 8:00 PULP Premiere. Michael Caine in detective satire (PG-1:36) p.21 10:00 THE PREMONITION Premiere. Sharon Farrell and Jeff Corey in parapsychological thriller (PG-1:34) p. 19 12:00 DAY OF THE ANIMALS An unusual story of horror and suspense (PG-1:37) p. 17 3:30 FUN WITH DICK AND JANE Ed McMahon (PG-1:35) p. 15 5:30 BURNT OFFERINGS Gothic horror (PG-1:56) p. 13 7:30 PUMPING IRON Keen competition among bodybuilders (PG-1:25) p. 13 9:00 SLAPSHOT Premiere. Paul Newman bullies and badmouths his brawling hockey team (R-2:02) p.20 11:00 DEMON SEED Julie Christie (R-l :34) p. 19 12:45 FUN WITH DICK ANDJANE Jane Fonda, George Segal, Ed McMahon (PG-I:35) p.15 20 BOSVENSON-CYBIU. SHEPHERD * SPECIAL DELIVERY Fast, funny and full of action! A cool half-million in bank loot is stashed in a mailbox as ex-marine Bo Svenson (Final Chapter —Walking Tall) makes a frantic getaway. Cybill Shepherd (Taxi Driver, The Last Picture Show) makes Bo her beau and off they go —through wind, sleet and snow. Great entertainment. Plenty of action mixed with comedy. Brief nudity, adult language. (PG-1:39) April 28 MICHAEL CAINE m "PULP" Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney are superb in this high-spirited spoof of the detective genre. Seedy pulp-writer Caine is hired by exfilm-star hood Rooney to ghost-write his outrageous and barely printable autobiography. Violence, adult language. (PG-1:36) April 29 21

HBO Guide April 1978 - Page section : 009

kowwi & martin Double Bananas An evening of Oreat Comedy Teams! Also starring Caesar & Coca Bob & Ray Rowan & Martin are reunited in this very special salute to great comedy teams! Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca together again—re-creating their very own brand of classic comedy. The hilarious and wildly original Bob and Ray. A special live and film tribute to the 50th anniversary of the incomparable Ritz Brothers plus very zany surprises! April 23,26,29 April 21-23 Friday 21 Saturday 22 Sunday 23 6:00 HARLAN COUNTY, USA Unforgettable film experience from director Barbara Kopple (PG-1:43) p. 14 8:00 DAY OF THE ANIMALS Premiere. A forest-full of terror as animals turn on humans (PG-I:37) p. 17 10:00 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Two superstars in a great screen romance (PG-2:17) p.8 12:30 TWO-MINUTE WARNING A big, all-star suspense flick with a mind-boggling ending (R-1:54) p. 10 2:00 SIDEWINDER 1 Moto-cross racing and lots of action (PG-1:37) p.9 4:00 A SEPARATE PEACE A moving film (PG-1:45) p. 17 6:00 FUN WITH DICK AND JANE Ed McMahon (PG-1:35) p. 15 8:00 A SEPARATE PEACE Premiere. Parker Stevenson in story from best-selling novel (PG-1:45) p. 17 10:00 PROVIDENCE Premiere. Ellen Burstyn and John Gielgud (R-1:44) p. 18 11:45 BAD NEWS BEARS Walter Matthau coaches Tatum O’Neal (PG-1:42) p. 12 2:00 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU H.G. Wells’ tale (PG-1:44) p.5 4:00 HARLAN COUNTY, USA Oscar winner (PG-1:43) p. 14 6:00 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Horror story (PG-1:44) p.5 8:00 DOUBLE BANANAS Premiere. SRO. Comedy teams like Rowan and Martin, p. 16 9:30 ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 Explosive (R-1:31) p.4 11:00 CATSKILL COMEDIANS p.9 12:30 HARLAN COUNTY Oscar winner (PG-1:43) p. 14 16 "ONE OF THE BEST FILMS ABOUT YOUTH EVER MADE. — Rex Reed, New York Daily New * ASEFARAFE PEA3E From the best-selling novel by John Knowles, a moving and exceptional film of growing up in a world at war. Parker Stevenson (The Hardy Boys) and John Heyl are prep school roommates stepping right from the playing field to the battlefield. Adult language. (PG-1:45) April 22,27 17 FOR CENTURIES THEY WERE HUNTED FOR BOUNTY, FUN AND FOOD... NOW IT’S THEIR TURN! A startling story of horror and vengeance as creatures of the wild band together to hunt down the world’s most elusive quarry: Man. Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen and Lynda Day George face a forest of terror when their unsuspecting hiking party meets animals on the prowl. Violence. (PG-1:37) April 21,24,29

HBO Guide April 1978 - Page section : 006

THE CAN Sheriff James Brolin tries to put the brakes on a killer car stalking a small Utah town. Violence. (PG-1:35) April 3,8,11,15,20 Two Minute Warning Charlton Heston must beat-the-clock as a sniper targets 91,000 football fans. Violence, nudity. (R-1:54) April 11,16,21 Saturday Night Double Feature! Oscar winner Harlan County, USA and Pumping Iron—two great documentaries. April 15 April 10-13 Monday 10 Tuesday 11 Wednesday 12 ■V 6:00 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Beautifully acted and photographed (PG-1:44) p.5 8:00 ’77 BASEBALL ’78 Exciting look at last season —and ahead, p.7 9:00 CATSKILL COMEDIANS From the breeding ground of topnotch comedy talent p.9 10:30 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST Brilliant, Oscar-winning triumph for Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher (R-2:09) p.4 6:00 THE CAR A “killer” car is on the loose (PG-1:35) p.10 8:00 TWO-MINUTE WARNING Killer on the loose in football stadium (R-l:54) p.10 10:00 THE SENTINEL A thrilling saga from the frightening best seller (R-1:33) p.l I 11:45 MAN ON THE ROOF Bo Widerberg (Elvira Madi-gan) directs this tough police thriller (Dubbed-R-1:50) p.l 1 6:00 SIDEWINDER 1 Thrilling, fast-growing sport of moto-cross racing. Susan Howard and Alex Cord co-star (PG-1:37) p.9 8:00 LOVE AND DEATH Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) is a delight in Woody Allen’s fractured version of Tolstoy’s War and Peace (PG-1:25) p. 11 9:30 SIDEWINDER 1 Plenty of action, speed, races, crashes (PG-1:37) p.9 11:30 THE NIGHTCOMERS Marlon Brandoat his brooding best (R-1:35) p.5 10 A chilling saga of the supernatural. Chris Sarandon. Nudity, strong language, violence. (R-1:33) April 1,5,11,16 “LOVE and DEATH A 19th Century coward bumbles into an assassination plot. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) star in a fractured farce loosely based on War and Peace. Adult situations. (PG-1:25) April 8,12,14,17 Thursday 13 6:00 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Burt Lancaster and Michael York in H.G. Wells’ horror dra ma(PG-l:44) p.5 8:00 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Love, laughter and tears with Oscar winners Minnelli and DeNiro (PG-2:17) p.8 10:30 BORN LOSERS Tom Laughlin as original “Billy Jack” (PG-1:53) p. 15 12:30 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Chilling tale (PG-1:44) p.5 man on the roof Tough Stockholm cop Martin Beck traces the murder of a corrupt police official to a psychopathic colleague. Excellent characters and mood drawn by director Bo Widerberg (Elvira Madigan) as the dangerous killer turns to sniping. Strong violence. (R-l :50) April 3,11

HBO Guide April 1978 - Page section : 003

PRECINCT 13 Cold sweat, hot lead and an extraordinary cast of unknowns highlight this updated, urban Rio Bravo. Cops and cons must join forces to survive as a teenage gang plays for keeps —and lays siege to a police station. Some members have been killed and the gang is out for bloody revenge. Violence, street language. (R-1:31) April 1,6,14,17,23 April 1-2 Saturday 1 Sunday 2 3:00 SHOUT AT THE DEVIL Lee Marvin (PG-2:08) p. 18 5:30 BOXING CHAMPIONS Best of the Middleweights 6:30 VICTOR BORGE Master entertainer, p. 14 8:00 ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 Premiere. Explosive urban crime drama (R-1:31) p.4 9:30 THE NIGHTCOMERS Premiere. Marlon Brando in dark tale (R-1:35) p.5 11:30 THE SENTINEL Occult thriller (R-1:33) p. 11 1:00 ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 Urban violence (R-1:31) p.4 2:30 THE LATE SHOW Art Carney and Lily Tomlin in mystery (PG-1:30) p.4 4:00 ANNIE HALL Diane Keaton and Woody Allen (PG-1:34) p.4 6:00 VIRGINIA SLIMS CHAMPIONSHIPS Final Match (Tape) p.4 8:00 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Premiere. Intriguing sci-fi with Burt Lancaster (PG-1:44) p.5 10:00 ROCKY Oscar winner (PG-2:00) p.4 12:00 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST Won five Oscars (R-2:09) p.4 Watch the best in women’s tennis. Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Evonne Goolagong figure to fight for the title, but maybe there’ll be a surprise. Tune in and see on April 2. Virginia Slims Finals SUNDAY APRIL 2 Award Winners Night On the eve of the Oscars, here’s a line-up of recent winners (Rocky and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and maybe some 1977 winners (Annie Hall and The Late Show). April 2 4 the ISLAND of DR. MOREAU An intriguing sci-fi tale from H.G. Wells starring Burt Lancaster, Michael York and beautiful Barbara Carrera. A shipwrecked seaman slowly discovers Dr. Moreau’s horrifying secret: an island inhabited by “humanimals”—half-man, half-animal creatures, results of years of experiments. Violence (PG-1:44) April 2,7,10,13,19,23 THe Mghtcomers Marlon Brando is Quint, the cruel and mystifying gardener in this haunting version of Henry James’ Turn of the Screw. Two orphaned children and their governess (Stephanie Beacham) fall under the gardener’s strange influence. Michael Winner directs. Graphic sexual material, violence. (R-1:35) April 1,6,9,12,14,25 5

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Friday 7 Saturday 8 Sunday 9 5:30 SHOUT AT THE DEVIL Lee Marvin, Roger Moore and Barbara Parkins (PG-2:08) p. 18 8:00 CATSKILL COMEDIANS ON LOCATION Premiere. Where the biggest names in show biz get started. Joey Bishop hosts, p.9 9:30 THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Fantasy horror tale with Michael York (PG-1:44) p.5 11:30 SHOUT AT THE DEVIL Entertaining action-adventure film (PG-2:08) p. 18 2:30 THE CAR Sci-fi horror (PG-1:35) p. 10 4:30 NEIL SEDAKA Music’s unique performer, p.7 6:00 BOXING CHAMPIONS Light heavyweights p.6 7:00 ’77 BASEBALL’78 Great footage p.7 8:00 SIDEWINDER 1 Premiere. Mud-and-guts adventure (PG-1:37) p.9 10:00 LOVE AND DEATH Limited engagement begins. Woody Allen (PG-1:25) p. II 11:30 NEIL SEDAKA Standing Room Only. p. 7 1:00 THE CAR James Brolin (PG-1:35) p.10 3:00 BORN LOSERS Tom Laughlin (PG-1:53) p. 15 5:00 ’77 BASEBALL’78 A look back—and ahead p.7 6:00 BORN LOSERS Hoodlums terrorize a California town (PG-1:53) p.l 5 8:00 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Premiere. Liza Minnelli and Robert DeNiro (PG-2:17) p.8 10:30 THE NIGHTCOMERS Haunting version of Turn of the Screw(R-l:35) p.5 12:15 NEW YORK, NEW YORK Torrid and tender tribute to the big band era (PG-2:17) p.8 April 7-9 l .iGBERT MINNELLI DENIRO Liza Minnelli and Robert DeNiro star in “one of the great screen romances of all time” (N.Y. Daily News)—a torrid and tender tribute to the era of the Big Bands. He’s a brash and amorous saxophone player; she’s a singer belting her way to the top. Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) directs this vivid eye-and-earful of music in a time of post-war promise. Adult language. (PG-2:17) April 9,13,16,18,21,26 8 ONCORD Catskill Comedians Hosted By Joey Bishop Featuring Corbett Monica Joey Bishop takes us on a hilarious On Location trip to that most famous talent showcase, the Catskill Mountains! From the Imperial Room of the famous Concord Hotel (the world’s largest night club) Joey reminisces, performs and introduces us to six incredibly versatile comics—proof of why this is the breeding ground for the top talent! April 7,10,15,18,23,28 A mud-and-guts flick about moto-cross and the big money bikes that win it all. Michael Parks, Marjoe Gortner and Susan Howard race for the prize through ruts and fences, over dirt tracks and hills while they learn to live a life filled with “success.” Great action! Strong language. (PG-1:37) April 8,12,16,22,28 9

HBO Guide April 1978 - Page section : 004

BOXING’S GREATEST CHAMPIONS The Best of the LjQht Heov^^A^eiQhts Films of the best light heavyweights will include bouts dating back to the start of the division in 1903. Among the champions you’ll see at their best: Bob Fitzsimmons, Battling Siki, Georges Carpentier, Gus Lesnevich, Archie Moore, Bob Foster. April 6,8 USA/Cuba Basketball One of the highlights of the World Invitational tournament at the Omni in Atlanta will match national teams from Cuba and the U.S. The Cubans, who were impressive during a series of games against U.S. college squads, will face a group of America’s finest collegians. Coaching the U.S. team will be the University of Kentucky’s Joe Hall. April 5 April 3-6 Monday 3 Tuesday 4 Wednesday 5 6:00 BORN LOSERS Tom Laughlin as original “Billy Jack” (PG-1:53) p. 15 8:00 THE CAR Driverless car appears and disappears at will as it terrorizes small Utah town (PG-1:35) p.10 10:00 MAN ON THE ROOF A first-rate police thriller (Dubbed-R-1:50) p. 11 12:00 FINAL CHAPTER-WALKING TALL Buford Pusser (Bo Svenson) fights for his life (R-1:52) p. 15 5:30 SHOUT AT THE DEVIL Lee Marvin and Barbara Parkins in a film that explodes with action (PG-2:08) p. 18 8:00 NEIL SEDAKA Standing Room Only brings you today’s performer and composer extraordinaire singing his best songs, p.7 9:30 SHOUT AT THE DEVIL Big game hunting, time bombs, combat, fire and fury in this epic adventure (PG-2:08) p. 18 12:00 HEDDA Oscar winner Glenda Jackson in Ibsen’s classic (PG-1:43) p.7 6:00 VICTOR BORGE "COMEDY AND MUSIC SRO presents the incomparable “Great Dane” p. 14 7:30 STUNTS Daredevil movie stuntmen in a unique thriller (PG-1:30) p.7 9:00 USA/CUBA BASKETBALL College all-stars make up the American team, p.6 11:00 THE SENTINEL Chris Sarandon and Ava Gardner (R-1:33) p. 11 6 Neil Sedaka Both behind the scenes and on stage, this performer-composer has a unique place in the music world. April 4,8,26 STUHTS The focus is on the wild exploits of Hollywood stuntmen in this high-action thriller. Some violence. (PG-1:30) April 5,15 Hedda Two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson was nominated as Best Actress for her performance in this version of Ibsen’s classic. Adult theme. (PG-1:43) April 4 Thursday 6 6:00 BORN LOSERS “Billy Jack” battles a ruthless gang. Jeremy Slate, Elizabeth James, Jane Russell co-star. (PG-1:53) p. 15 8:00 BOXING’S GREATEST CHAMPIONS The best of the light heavyweights p.6 9:00 THE NIGHTCOMERS Marlon Brando at his moody and powerful best (R-1:35) p.5 s 11:00 ASSAULT ON i PRECINCT 13 Teenage gangs lay siege to a po-:! lice station (R-1:31) p.4 'i '77 Baseball '78 On the eve of the new baseball season, HBO will take an exciting look both backward and forward. Watch standout plays, players and moments of 1977. Take a look ahead for predictions of those who should excel in ’78. April 8,9,10 7





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