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HBO Guide April 1979 - Page section : 002

Highlights for April tk BLUE COLLAR LEGENDS: Richard Pryor in an entertaining HUMPHREY BOGART yet disturbing film about auto union The legendary Bogey and his on corruption. See page 16. and off-screen life. See page 18. DIRTY HARRY Clint Eastwood as San Francisco’s toughest, the cop who always gets “the dirty jobs.” Seepage 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. More highlights... DOG DAY AFTERNOON Nobody could dream up this incredible bank robbery because it’s true! See page 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 Chily presents singers of the '60s in “then and now” performances. See page 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. Seepage 12. GO TELL THE SPARTANS The moment of truth for a small band of Americans in the early days ofVietnam. Seepage21. NCAA GYMNASTICS Kurt Thomas and other collegians vie in Regional Championships around the country. See page 18. RABBIT TEST Joan Rivers’ hilarious tale of a teacher who becomes the world’s first pregnant male. See page 9. ... 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.

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'fife 3 A' Friday Saturday April 27 April 28 On Location: Martin Mull You may remember him as both Barth and Garth Gim-ble on Fernwood 2-Night and America 2-Night. Now catch the multi-talented Martin Mull On Location —in his first “all-out” TV special. (And we promise, you’ll never forget him.) He lets go with a highly entertaining and sophisticated hour of hilarity. He woos you with his wonderful comic songs; he wins you with his words. Martin Mull is both irresistible and irreverent —and considers himself today’s Victor Borge. Don’t miss this one! Apr. 27,30 Go Tell the Spartans Burt Lancaster 6:30 THE HIDING PLACE Based on true events of World War II. Julie Harris stars (PG-2:25) p. 14 9:00 MARTIN MULL On Location. He talks funny. He plays the guitar nice, p.20 10:00 GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE Road action (R-1:29) p. 14 11:30 SCALPEL Stay alert for all the twists of plot (PG-1:35) p. 19 1:30 DIRTY HARRY Clint Eastwood in top form (R-1:35) p. 17 20 2:30 UPCLOSE Hollywood celebs, p. 14 3:30 THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH Book translated into 30 languages (PG-1:30) p. 12 5:00 VISIT TO A CHIEF’S SON Family fare (G-1:32) p. 19 6:30 AAUBOXING Western semi-finals (tape) p. 15 8:00 THE MANITOU Eerie tale of reincarnation (PG-1:44) p.21 10:00 RABBIT TEST From Joan Rivers, latest comic to turn director (PG-1:26) p.9 11:30 THE GOODBYE GIRL Oscar winner (PG-1:50) p.8 Sunday April 29 3:30 CIRCUS A look at how it works, p. 13 4:30 THE HIDING PLACE Jeannette Clift (PG-2:25) p. 14 7:00 NCAA GYMNASTICS West/Midwest Regionals (tape) p. 18 8:00 GO TELL THE SPARTANS Set in South Vietnam 15 years ago (R-1:54) p.21 10:00 DOG DAY AFTERNOON A1 Pacino tremendous as a bungling bank robber (R-2:05) p. 19 12:15 BLUE COLLAR Plight of three disgruntled auto workers (R-1:50) p. 16 The Manitou Tony Curtis A supernatural thriller for fans of horror and the macabre. A demon lives in a 400-year-old American Indian medicine man who wants to be reincarnated for the fifth time! He chooses Susan Strasberg as his means of return. Tony Curtis is her psychic boyfriend and Ann Sothern, her flighty aunt. “Unleashes the bizarre.” (L.A. Times) Brief nudity, gore. (PG-1:44) Apr. 28 21 A rugged, courageous drama about American soldiers in early Vietnam. Burt Lancaster is a cigar-chomping, foul-mouthed major. His motley troops include Craig Wasson, a combat-sensitive idealist; Marc Singer, an eager career man; and Jonathan Goldsmith, a burnt-out sergeant. A tough, hard look at what war is really like—and a must for combat fans! “Lancaster’s best part in years.” (St. Petersburg Independent) Profanity, adult situations, war violence. (R-1:54) Apr. 29 6:30 THE CHEAP DETECTIVE Peter Falk, Madeline Kahn co- star (PG-1:32) p. 13 8:00 LEGENDS Bogey—the story behind the legend, p. 18 8:30 MARTIN MULL First complete TV special, p.20 9:30 DIRTY HARRY San Francisco police story (R-1:35) p. 17 11:30 UPCLOSE Hollywood update, p. 14 12:30 JULIA Based on Lillian Heilman’s story. Co-stars Jane Fonda, Jason Robards (PG-1:56) p. 10

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Blue Collar Tired of long hours, a corrupt union and unrelenting tax Richard Prvor men’ t*lrec aut0 workers conspire to rob union HQ. Rich-ard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto. “Delivers a punch. Pryor’s best.” (Rona Barrett) Profanity, adult situations, brief nudity.(R-\ :50) Apr. 20,23,26,29 Friday April 20 6:00 THE GOODBYE GIRL Directed by Herbert Ross (Funny Lady, Turning Point, Simon’s Sunshine Boys) (PG-1:50) p.8 8:00 UPCLOSE Carol Burnett raps about her TV and movie career, p. 14 9:00 BLUE COLLAR Contemporary drama laced with hilarity (R-1:50) p. 16 11:00 THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA A strange group of youngsters with strange ideas (R-1:45) p. 15 1:00 BLUE COLLAR Harvey Keitel (R-l:50) p.16 Saturday April 21 2:30 BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING Play ball! (PG-1:37) p.5 4:30 MURDER BY DEATH James Mason (PG-1:34) p. 11 6:30 AAU BOXING Eastern semi-finals (tape) p. 15 8:00 DIRTY HARRY Suspense thriller (R-1:35) p. 17 10:00 THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE “Bonnie and Clyde” with a little twist from women’s lib (R-l :29) p. 14 11:30 THE CHOIRBOYS Directed by Robert Aldrich (R-1:59) p.4 Sunday April 22 2:30 ELMER A lovable mutt (G-1:30) p. 7 4:00 THE GREAT BRAIN Whiz kid (G-l:30) p.9 5:30 THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH Fact and fantasy (PG-1:30) p. 12 7:00 NCAA GYMNASTICS West/ Midwest Regionals (tape) p. 18 8:00 MUSIC THEN & NOW SRO. Fabulous sounds, p. 17 9:30 UPCLOSE Robert Redford. p. 14 10:30 MEAN DOG BLUES Tina Louise (R-1:48) p. 11 12:30 RABBIT TEST Sheree North (PG-l :26) p.9 16 Frankie Lane Sergio Mendez Trini Lopez Mort Sahl,Host Standing Room Only. They’re the singing superstars of the ’50s and ’60s who racked up 40 gold records. They’re still here! They’re going strong! Unique humorist Mort Sahl weaves the “then and now” performances of the stars together with decade changes of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It’s a musical memory trip with a happy ending! Apr. 22,25 Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood The first and the best of the Harry’s. A real police movie with all the danger facing a San Francisco cop, plus the routine and frustrations. Clint Eastwood is the maverick who talks back to everyone, even the mayor, in between heavy-action duties. Don Siegel, responsible for many Eastwood favorites, directed. One of the “Year’s Ten Best” (Time) Violence, language. (R-1:35) Apr. 21,24,27,30 17 One more time: Music Then &Now The Association Patti Page Jimmy Rodgers

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Here’s what’s happening if you’re an active or spectator sport! Host Joe Namath looks at highlights, heroes, headlines and humor. Plus previews of the ’79 Baseball season, the Stanley Cup and NBA Playoffs. Jogging king Jim Fixx explores getting in shape to run. Sleek, in-shape models parade fashions for beach and tennis, for both men and women. All this and interviews, too, with sports superstars—and George Plimpton makes headlines as a soccer goalie against the Russians. Plus much more. Apr. 5,7,10,13,15 Monday April 2 5:30 UPCLOSE Run-down of this year’s Oscar candidates. 6:30 CATASTROPHE All-true film footage (PG-1:32) 8:00 ELMER Humorous, dramatic love story of a blind boy and a dog (G-1:30) p.7 9:30 THE CHOIRBOYS Burt Young, Oscar nominee for Rocky (R-1:59) p.4 11:30 MADAME ROSA Sharp, sensitive, subtle drama (R-1:45) p.5 Tuesday April 3 6:00 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Dyan Cannon (PG-1:39) p.5 8:00 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Directed by Franklin Schaffner (Oscar winner for Patton) (PG-1:44) p.7 10:00 THE WILD GEESE Three friends lead a brave band of mercenaries into African action (R-2:15) p. 10 12:30 THE EVIL Special effects, music and sound help build the tension (R-1:30) Wednesday April 4 6:30 GOIN’COCONUTS Great comedy, songs and excitement from Donny and Marie (PG-1:33) p.4 8:00 MEAN DOG BLUES Interrelationships of prison farm inmates. George Kennedy stars (R-1:48) p. 11 10:00 AAU BOXING Chicago at New Orleans (tape) p. 15 11:30 OUR WINNING SEASON Introductory high school scene a masterful one-camera tracking shot (PG-1:32) p.7 6 Elmer Islands in the Stream A chiller based on the runaway best-seller. Genevieve Bu-jold is the terrified young doctor fighting to save herself and others in this bizarre hospital mystery. Michael Douglas co-stars. Adult situations, language. (PG-1:52) Apr. 8 The saga of a lonely man’s inner struggle as he attempts to relate to his estranged sons. George C. Scott stars in this moving film based on Hemingway’s last novel. Mild language. (PG-1:44) Apr. 3,8,11,15 A touching, award-winning film about a blind boy and a dog who join forces to overcome their handicaps and pull each other through a hazardous adventure. Family fare. (G-l:30) Apr. 2,6,12,14,22 Our Winning Season In the vein of American Graffiti, this sensitive come-dy-drama of the ’60s focuses on a young track man’s struggle to victory in the big race. Scott Jacoby (That Certain Summer) stars as the determined runner and Deborah Benson is the girl who gives him encouragement and support. Adult language, discreet sex scene. (PG-1:32) Apr. 1,4 7 6:00 THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 2 Marilyn Hassett and Nan Martin repeat roles as daughter and mother (PG-1:45) p.4 8:00 SPORTSCENE Sports news, previews—along with a fashion show, p.6 9:00 BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING Those inept klutzes are after another big win (PG-1:37) p.5 11:00 THE CHOIRBOYS Cops are human too. Charles Durning stars (R-1:59) p.4

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Neil Simon does it again! His hilarious romantic comedy about caring will reaffirm your ideas of love and human relationships. Richard Dreyfuss won an Oscar as a fresh-from-Chicago actor whose New York apartment comes complete with surprises—a resident mother and child (Marsha Mason and Quinn Cummings). “Simon makes feeling good legal.” (Gene Shalit) Adult situations, language. (PG-1:50) Apr. 8,12,15,20,23,25,28 Friday April 6 Saturday April 7 Sunday April 8 6:30 ELMER In the tradition of Poco, Little Dog Lost (G-1:30) p.7 8:00 RABBIT TEST Immaculate misconception (PG-1:26) p.9 9:30 THE HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS From Chaplin to the Marx Brothers to Woody Allen, p.4 10:30 ACES HIGH Portrait of young British officers in World War I. Malcolm McDowell stars (PG-1:54) p.15 12:30 AAU BOXING Chicago at New Orleans (tape) p. 15 2:30 HARPER VALLEY PTA Barbara Eden takes on PTA prudes (PG-1:42) 4:30 BARRY MANILOW Popular recording star. 6:30 SPORTSCENE Hosted by Joe Namath p.6 7:30 THE GREAT BRAIN Delightful family fare with Jimmy Osmond (G-1:30) p.9 9:00 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Inspector Clouseau at his bumbling best (PG-1:39) p.5 11:00 THE WILD GEESE Richard Harris (R-2:25) p. 10 1:15 MEAN DOG BLUES Tina Louise (R-1:48) p. 11 1:00 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM George C. Scott (PG-1:44) p.7 3:00 THE TURNING POINT Anne Bancroft (PG-1:59) 5:00 HOUSECALLS Art Carney, Oscar winner for Harry and Tonto (PG-1:38) 7:00 UPCLOSE Who’s going to win an Oscar? 8:00 THE GOODBYE GIRL Richard Dreyfuss in Oscar-winning role (PG-1:50) p.8 10:00 COMA Nifty thriller (PG-1:52) p.7 12:00 JULIA Won both Best Supporting Oscars (PG-1:56) p. 10 Joan Rivers Rabbit Test Offbeat, original, outrageously funny: the adventures of the world’s first pregnant man! Comedienne Joan Rivers takes on doctors, mothers and movies in her first directing romp. Billy Crystal (Soap) is the shy schoolteacher who gets the news; Joan Prather, his fiancee; Alex Rocco, an - agent. Paul Lynde and Alice Ghostley are a zany obstetrician and nurse; George Gobel, a farm boy President of the U.S. “Choice buffoonery.” (Playboy) Adult situations, language. (PG-1:26) Apr. 6,9,12,22,28 The Great Brain Charming turn-of-the-cen-tury tale of a small-town prankster who always seems to come out on top. Jimmy, youngest of the performing Osmonds, stars as the neighborhood scamp with a brilliant mind and a conniving heart. Characters, from John D. Fitzgerald’s award-winning novels, include mountain men, cowboys, miners and Indians. The theme song is sung by brother Donny. Family fare. (G-1:30) Apr. 7,11,16,19,22 9

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The Late Great Planet Earth Orson Welles The ultimate disaster movie! Based on Hal Lindsey’s 12-million-copy bestseller. This documentary views the threatened destruction of the human race as foretold in Biblical prophecy and corroborated by modern science. Orson Welles narrates; and Lindsey himself appears, as do major religious, scientific and political figures. “The bestselling book brought to the screen in powerful fashion.” (Boxof-fice) Graphic footage. Mature theme (PG-1:30) Apr. 13,16,19,22,25,28 Friday April 13 5:00 SPORTSCENE With Joe Namath. p.6 6:00 BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING Hilarious, salty (PG-1:37) p.5 8:00 THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH Doomed planet? (PG-1:30) p. 12 9:30 MURDER BY DEATH Wacky sleuths try to solve a murder with no help from Tru-man Capote (PG-1:34) p. 11 11:30 SPORTSCENE Fearless George Plimpton tries soccer goal tending, p.6 12:30 BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING Play ball! (PG-1:37) p.5 12 Saturday April 14 3:00 THE HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS Laughs—past and present, p.4 4:00 ELMER Family fare (G-1:30) p.7 5:30 PENNANT PREVIEW Can Yankees do it again? p. 10 6:30 AAU BOXING San Diego at L.A. (tape) p. 15 8:00 CIRCUS The flying Wallendas. p. 13 9:00 JULIA Meryl Streep (PG-1:56) p. 10 11:00 THE HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS Ball, Hope, Skelton—more! p.4 12:00 TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE (R-1:29) p. 14 Sunday April 15 1:30 SPORTSCENE Stanley Cup preview, p.6 2:30 THE GOODBYE GIRL Dreyfuss and Mason: a special chemistry (PG-1:50) p.8 4:30 HOLLYWOOD SALUTES NEIL SIMON Raquel Welch (1:19) p. 11 6:00 MURDER BY DEATH Country-house mystery to end them all (PG-1:34) p. 11 8:00 THE CHEAP DETECTIVE Ann-Margret (PG-I:32) p. 13 9:30 THE GOODBYE GIRL Simon says laugh! (PG-1:44) p.8 11:30 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM George C. Scott (PG-1:44) p.7 Neil Simon’s The Cheap Detective Neil Simon’s sly look at (he legendary private eye thrillers of the ’30s and '40s. Peter Falk parodies Humphrey Bogart slugging, snarling and smoking his way to triumph—while surrounded by six classy ladies who will remind you of some famous movie dolls. Film buffs will have a heyday recognizing their favorite scenes. Everyone else will have a roaring good time. “The greatest movie of its kind, ever.” (New York Post) Adult language. (PG-1:32) Apr. 15,19,24,30 Circus Narrated by Tom Bosley Step right this way into the fascinating world of the circus—behind and in front of the Big Top. See performance footage of Hugo Zacchini, the human cannonball, and the incomparable Wallenda family on the tightrope. Here is circus history: the people who live it and perform it. With a lot of “famous firsts”: first circus in America; first wild animal act; and first freak show. Apr. 14,18,23,26,29 13

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Goin’ Coconuts In their first feature film, TV’s Donny and Marie Osmond run into big trouble with the Hawaiian underworld. Great songs and comedy in breezy tropical locales. Mild language. (PG-1:33) Apr. 1,4,9 The Hollywood Clowns Here’s an HBO special guaranteed to keep you laughing from start to finish. All your top Hollywood laughmakers—past and present—including Chaplin, the Marx Brothers and Red Skelton. Apr. 1,6,10,12,14 yu— PhniffuMIC Tough, big-city cops have their own way of relieving the IHC If INJllUUyb tensions and frustrations of their harrowing jobs. Charles Durningand Burt Young co-star. Raunchy language, some nudity, adult situations. (R-1:59) Apr. 2,5,11,21 Sunday April 1 3:00 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER Dyan Cannon (PG-1:39) p.5 5:00 GOIN’COCONUTS Donny Osmond (PG-1:33) p.4 6:30 WINNING SEASON Fresh young cast (PG-1:32) p.7 8:00 BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING Little League fun (PG-1:37) p.5 10:00 HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS p.4 11:00 HOCUS POCUS, IT’S MAGIC! Hosted by Dick Cavett. 12:30 OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 2 True love story (PG-1:45) p.4 The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 Marilyn Hassett re-creates her role as Jill Kinmont, paralyzed skier, in this poignant sequel. The true story of a woman who finds love and success despite excruciating circumstances. Timothy Bottoms is the shy trucker with enough love to carry them both. “Handled in a sincere and uncompromised way.” (Houston Post) Some profanity, adult situations. (PG-1:45) Apr. 1,5 The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training All new! That ornery passel of pint-sized ballplayers are at bat again, getting the baseball season off to a wacky start. They wend their way by van from California to Texas for “the big game” in the Houston Astrodome. Heart-warming father-son relationship between William Devane (From Here to Eternity) and Jackie Earle Haley, repeating his role as Kelly. “Bad News is good news.” (N.Y.. Daily News) Profanity. (PG-1:37) Apr. 1,5,10,13,16,18,21 Madame Rosa Simone Signoret is brilliant in this indelible Academy Award winning movie (Best Foreign Film, 1977). As an aging prostitute-turned-fos-ter mother to illegitimate children of the Paris demimonde, she forms a touching relationship with one of her charges, a young Arab boy. Sensitive, moving, engrossing entertainment! Adult situations, language. (R-1:45) Apr. 2 Revenge of the Pink Panther Peter Sellers is back again as the inimitable Inspector Clouseau in the fifth and funniest of the Panther series. Hilarious gags and exciting chases as the bumbling sleuth goes after an international drug ring in almost every conceivable disguise. Lovely Dyan Cannon is his seductive accomplice. Beautiful score by Henry Mancini. Mild language. (PG-1:39) Apr. 1,3,7

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Carol Burnett Robert Redford Gregory Peck Another star-packed trip guided by David Sheehan. Stopovers are with Carol Burnett, rapping about her recent transition to films; Gregory Peck, discussing his departure role in The Boys From Brazil; Robert Redford, on the set of Electric Horseman. Apr. 17,20,22,24,28,30 The Hiding Place Julie Harris stars in a moving drama based on true events of WWII. It tells the story of a courageous Dutch family’s struggle to save the lives of countless Jews in Nazi-occupied Holland. Mild violence. (PG-2:25) Apr. 16,27,29 The Great Texas Dynamite Chase Shoot-outs, dynamite blasts, high-speed car chases! Here’s a walloping comedy caper about two curvy bank robbers blazing across the Texas countryside. Claudia Jennings and Jocelyn Jones co-star. Nudity, violence. (R-1:29) Apr. 10,14,21,27 Monday April 16 5:30 BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING William Devane (PG-l :37) p.5 7:30 THE GREAT BRAIN Jimmy Osmond (G-l :30) p.9 9:00 THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA An eerie tale (R-1:45) p. 15 11:00 THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH From the widely read book by Hal Lindsey (PG-1:30) p. 12 12:30 THE HIDING PLACE WWII drama (PG-2:25) p. 14 Tuesday April 17 6:00 JULIA Jason Robards and Jane Fonda (PG-l :56) p. 10 8:00 UPCLOSE Gregory Peck discusses The Boys from Brazil, p. 14 9:00 RACE FOR THE PENNANT PREVIEW Sparky Anderson looks at Base-ball ’79. p. 10 10:00 HOLLYWOOD SALUTES NEIL SIMON Paul Williams, p.11 11:30 ACES HIGH Britain’s Royal Flying Corps in World War I (PG-l :54) p. 15 Wednesday April 18 5:00 MURDER BY DEATH Alec Guinness is the butler, but did he do it? (PG-1:34) p. II 7:00 CIRCUS History of the circus and the people in it. p. 13 8:00 BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING Play ball! (PG-1:37) p.5 10:00 AAU BOXING Eastern semi-finals (tape) p. 15 11:30 CIRCUS The Wallendas. On the tightrope. No net yet. p. 13 14 AAU Boxing Tournament AAU Inter-City Boxing continues, featuring top amateur pugilists and 1980 Olympic hopefuls. Opening round matches conclude with New Orleans tangling with Chicago Apr. 4,6; and Los Angeles meeting San Diego Apr. 11,14. Then catch the Eastern semi-finals on Apr. 18,21 and the Western semi-finals on Apr. 25,28. The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea American sailor Kris Kristofferson falls in love with British widow Sarah Miles. But her son and his sadistic pals decide he must never desert the sea—even if it means violence. ‘Darkly chilling tale.” (N.Y. Daily News) Nudity, adult situations, some violence. (R-1:45) Apr. 16,20 Aces High Put on your flight jacket, pull down your goggles and tie on your long silk scarf. Let Malcolm McDowell, Peter Firth and other famous British flying aces take you into the cockpit for a knockout WWI action story. Simon Ward and Christopher Plummer show the strain of knowing each flight might be their last. Language, war-type violence. (PG-L54) Apr. 6,10,17 15 Thursday April 19 6:30 THE GREAT BRAIN Based on real-life experiences (G-1:30) p.9 8:00 NCAA GYMNASTICS East/Mideast Regionals (tape) p. 18 9:00 THE CHEAP DETECTIVE A bundle of joy from Neil Simon (PG-1:32) p. 13 10:30 THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH A new awareness of the realities facing today’s world (PG-1:30) p. 12 12:00 MEAN DOG BLUES George Kennedy (R-1:48) p. 11

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Manny Millan/SI Soundtrack___ Variety is the spice of HBO tin Mull On Location—and, on Standing Room Only, Music Then and Now with your favorites of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s? The highly interesting story of the Circus ... and the Legends portrait of Bogart There’s more, of course. And more. And more. Of everything: movies, sports specials. No wonder we say: Variety is the spice of HBO. 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 Home Box Office reserves the right to make a schedule change or program substitution without notice. Why do you subscribe to HBO? If you’re a movie fan, you’ll find your favorite fare on Home Box Office. This month. Every month. Take the Neil Simon movies highlighted in this issue, for example. In addition to our cover feature—The Goodbye Girl with Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss —you can see Peter Falk as The Cheap Detective. And see him again in the star-studded Murder By Death. For more insight into the work of this prolific writer, we’ve brought back the entertaining Hollywood Salutes Neil Simon. (Also a star-studded extravaganza.) If you’re a sports fan, don’t miss SportScene —HBO’s exclusive, all-in-clusive sports magazine-of-the-airwaves. Specials? How about the extra-special Mar- 22 Coming the first week in May Look who's running with the fast crowd! Dean Jones Michele Lee David Tomlinson Tuesday, 1 6:30 VISIT TO A CHIEF’S SON (G-l:32) p.19 8:00 NICKELODEON Ryan O’Neal (PG-2:02) 10:00 MUSIC THEN AND NOW p. 17 11:30 THE MANITOU p.21 Wednesday, 2 6:30 CHEAP DETECTIVE p. 13 8:00 SCALPEL p. 19 10:00 AAU BOXING Finals (tape) 11:30 BLUE COLLAR p. 16 Thursday, 3 6:30 VISIT TO A CHIEF'S SON (G-l:32) p. 19 8:00 GABLE AND LOMBARD James Brolin (R-2:11) 10:30 GO TELL THE SPARTANS (R-l:54) p.21 12:30 DOG DAY AFTERNOON p. 19 Friday, 4 5:30 MUSIC THEN AND NOW p. 17 7:00 CIRCUS p. 13 8:00 LOVEBUG Disney fun (G-l:47) 10:00 LEGENDS p. 18 10:30 NICKELODEON Burt Reynolds (PG-2:02) 12:30 CROSS OF IRON James Mason (R-l :59) Saturday, 5 3:30 CHEAP DETECTIVE p. 13 5:00 POCO, LITTLE DOG LOST (G-l:29) 6:30 AAU BOXING Finals (tape) 8:00 SUMMER DOG (G-l:30) 9:30 MARTIN MULL p.20 10:30 CHEAP DETECTIVE p. 13 12:00 SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA p. 15 23





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