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HBO Guide February 1981 - Page section : 002

Space travelers discover The Black Hole. Page 12 Sean Connery and Natalie Wood in Meteor. Page 21 Blockheads: The Fourth Annual Ventriloquism Show. Page 8 Katharine Ross confronts The Legacy. Page 13 Top racers compete in World Pro Skiing. Page 15 Country Music: A Family Affair. Page 16 Look back at Boxing’s Best: Jos Louis. Page 10 Bette Midler and Alan Bates in The Rose. Page 17 Burt Reynolds and Jill Clayburgh are Starting Over. Page 4 Standing Room Only: Cher In Concert. Page 9 ©1981 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. Home Box Office, Standing Room Only, HBO, SRO, On Location are trademarks and servicemarks of Home Box Office, Inc. HBO welcomes subscriber comments on HBO programming and scheduling. Write to: HBO Subscriber Information Services, Time & Life Bldg., Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y. 10020. Service, reception and billing inquiries can be handled only by your local cable company or HBO affiliate. HBO reserves the right to make a schedule change or program substitution without notice. The HBO guide (ISSN 0272-1880) is published monthly by Home Box Office, Inc., Time & Life Bldg., Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y. 10020. J.O. Hey worth, President; Sean McCarthy, Treasurer; Carolyn K. McCandless, Secretary. Controlled circulation paid at New Ybrk, N.Y. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to HBO, Dept. P, Time & Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New Ybrk, N.Y. 10020.

HBO Guide February 1981 - Page section : 003

The pain and ridiculous situations faced by a recently divorced man are depicted frankly in this upbeat romantic comedy. Burt Reynolds creates a real three-dimensional character —a frustrated writer searching for love and happiness. Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen were Oscar nominees as the women in his life. “Burt Reynolds’ best” (Washington Post) Adult situations, profanity, nudity. (R-1:46) February 1,5,9,13,17,21,25 Sunday February 1 Monday February 2 3:30 THE BALTIMORE BULLET Pool hustlers (PG-1:43) p.22 5:30 HBO SNEAK PREVIEW FOR FEBRUARY 6:00 LEGENDS: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Only play date. 6:30 STUNTS Whodunit? (PG-129) p.5 8:00 STARTING OVER See above (R-1:46) 10:00 THE BALTIMORE BULLET James Cobum (PG-1:43) p.22 11:45 THE TIN DRUM Oscar winner set in Nazi Germany (Subtitled-R-2'22) p.11 5:30 NIKKI, WILD DOG Part 1. (:48) p.9 6:30 DAVY CROCKETT GOES TO CONGRESS Disney original (:47) p.7 7:30 HBO SPORTS MAGAZINE 1980In Review. See above. 8:30 TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING Only play date (R-2:23) 11:00 KRIS KRISTOFFERSON p. 19 12:00 HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP (R-1:22) p.22 1:30 "BEAUTIFUL, BABY, BEAUTIFUL!" Only play date. Stunts Hollywood stunt men are daredevils in runaway cars I and fiery buildings. But on Tv this movie set, someone is I out to kill them for real. Rob-i ert Forster stars. Adult situa-J tions, profanity, violence. I (PG-1:29) February 1,9 Davy Crockett Fess Parker stars as the legendary Tennessee backwoodsman who first fought the Indians and then sacrificed his political career defending their rights. See schedule for individual titles. (:47) February 2,4,9,10 HBO Sports Magazine 1980 In Review More than just highlights, HBO gives you an in-depth look at the year’s major stories and stars. Relive the rousing wins by Eric Heiden and the U.S. hockey team. Watch Tug McGrow's heart-thumping relief that made the Phils improbable champs. Marvel at the classic battles between Bjom Borg and John McEnroe. Plus lots more—all reported by Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant. February 2,6,8,11 Elton John Plays Central Park One of rock’s flashiest superstars is back in an electrifying performance. Taped before an audience of more than 300,000 in New York’s Central Park, the concert includes many of his greatest hits, like “Philadelphia Freedom” and “Yellow Brick Road,” as well as songs from his latest album, 21 at 33. February 3,6,11,15,28 How to Beat the High Cost of Living Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James and Jessica Lange are three funny, sexy housewives who turn to crime in a hilarious effort to beat double-digit inflation. They plot to rip off a suburban shopping mall. Richard Benjamin co-stars. Adult situations and humor; nudity, profanity. (PG-1:45) February 4,8,12,17,21 5

HBO Guide February 1981 - Page section : 004

The Special Edition Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss stars in this sci-fi masterpiece—now enhanced by new special effects and added footage. Adult situations, profanity. (PG-2:19) February 3,6 The Music Man Robert Preston Seventy-six Trombones and the Big Parade! It’s the movie version of the all-American musical and long-running Broadway hit. Robert Preston is brilliant as Harold Hill, the con man romping through River City, Iowa, and charming everyone in his path. His love for Marian, the town librarian (Shirley Jones), is both funny and touching. With Hermione Gingold and Buddy Hackett. (2:32) February 3,7,11,15,20 Sidney Sheidon’s Bloodline Someone is out to murder the heiress to a pharmaceutical empire. Is he someone she knows? Audrey Hepburn stars in a jet-set thriller. Adult situations, profanity, nudity. (R-1:56) February 5,9 TUesday Wednesday Thursday February 3 February 4 February 5 6:00 A COUNTRY COYOTE GOES HOLLYWOOD Animal adventure (:47) p.9 7:00 ELTON JOHN PLAYS CENTRAL PARK p.5 8:00 THE MUSIC MAN See above (231) 10:30 HBO SNEAK PREVIEW FOR FEBRUARY 11:00 NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER Only play date. (R-1:41) 12:45 THE SPECIAL EDITION CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND UFO masterpiece (PG-2:19) p.6 6:00 NIKKI, WILD DOG OF THE NORTH Part II. (:48) p.9 7:00 DAVY CROCKETT ATTHE ALAMO Disney yam (:47) p.5 8:00 DIANA ROSS See above. 9:30 HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING Supermarket heist (PG-1:46) p.5 11:30 MEATBALLS Camp hilarity (PG-1:33) p.20 1:00 CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC Disco fun (PG-1:57) p.14 6:00 A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN “Peanuts” gang (G-121) p.11 7:30 CONSUMER REPORTS PRESENTS: THE ALL-AROUND-THE-HOUSE SHOW p.20 8:00 DEATH WISH See above (R-1:33) 9:30 STARTING OVER Modem romance (R-1:46) p.4 11:30 BLOODLINE Corporate intrigue (R-1:56) p.6 1:30 THE Candid CANDID CAMERA Only play date. 6 Death Wish Charles Bronson A quiet man turns vigilante in the urban jungle when senseless violence destroys his family. Charles Bronson, in a compelling role, plays a mild-mannered architect stirred to action as he stalks the streets of New York at night. Adult situations, profanity, violence. (R-1:33) February 5,8,14,18 Snoopy, Come Home A superstar is bom! That lovable beagle takes the lead in this delight for all the family. Tag along as Snoopy and fearless Woodstock set out on a series of wacky adventures. Despairing Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang co-star. (G-120) February 7,10,15,18,23,27 Here’s superstar Diana Ross in her entire concert act from Caesars Palace in Las Ve-... gas. You’ll hear all her hits-from “Baby Love" and Billie Holiday renditions to her album The Boss. Diana gives a dynamic performance in a spectacular showcase —including a 50-piece orchestra, dazzling costumes and special effects, singers and dancers. See Miss “Glitter Chic” in all her elegance, at her most entertaining. February 4,8,12,16,21 7

HBO Guide February 1981 - Page section : 005

Blockheads: The Fourth Annual Ventriloquism and Comedy Show Here’s the newest in the popular HBO ventriloquist series, this time with an impressive group of international stars. Emmy Award-winning actress Mariette Hartley introduces the “double-talkers,” who include: America’s Jay Johnson (star of Soap); Britain’s Terri Rogers with her sassy pal, Shorty Harris; and the renowned Willie Tyler and Lester. Fascinating fun for the whole family. February 6,11,14,17,22,26 Friday Saturday Sunday | February 6 February 7 February 8 5:00 RUNNING WILD Lloyd Bridges (G-1:43) p.22 7:00 HBO SPORTS MAGAZINE: 1980 IN REVIEW p.5 8:00 BLOCKHEADS: THE FOURTH ANNUAL VENTRILOQUISM AND COMEDY SHOW See above. 9:00 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Aliens land (PG-2:19) p.6 11:30 ELTON JOHN p.5 12:30 THE TIN DRUM Odd tale (Dubbed-R-2:22) p.11 3:00 HBO Late Night: , OLD BOYFRIENDS John Belushi (R-1:42) p. 15 2:30 THE MUSIC MAN Classic musical (2:32) p.6 5:00 HBO SNEAK PREVIEW 5:30 THE BALTIMORE BULLET Omar Sharif (PG-1:43) p.22 7:30 SNOOPY, COME HOME Snoopy adventures (G-1:20) p.7 9:00 A MAN, A WOMAN AND A BANK Comedy heist (PG-1:41) p.21 11:00 KRIS KRISTOFFERSON p. 19 12:00 MEATBALLS Bill Murray (PG-1:33) p.20 1:30 HBO Late Night: ESCAPE TO ATHENA WWII action (PG-1:41) p.15 3:30 HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING Eddie Albert (PG-1:45) p.5 5:30 CONSUMER REPORTS PRESENTS Product comparison, p.20 6:00 CANT STOP THE MUSIC (PG-1:57) p.22 8:00 CHER IN CONCERT See above. 9:30 DEATH WISH Big city drama (R-1:33) p.7 11:00 HBO SPORTS MAGAZINE p.5 12:00 DIANA ROSS p.7 1:30 HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP Watery terror (R-122) p.22 8 A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood Nikki, Wild Dog of the North Nikki, a malamute puppy, is separated from his master during a canoe trip through the Canadian Rockies. And so begins an absorbing Walt Disney adventure about a rugged Canadian, his faithful dog and an unscrupulous fur trader. (:48) Part 1: Feb. 2,13,18,24; Part 2: Feb. 4,13,19,24 When Chico, a desert coyote, accidentally hitches a ride to Hollywood, he causes more havoc than three di-. saster movies combined. Laugh along as the misplaced Chico sets up residence in a local park. (:47) February 3,19,23,27 9

HBO Guide February 1981 - Page section : 006

Boxing’s Best: Joe Louis The Hollywood Clowns He had class and style and perhaps the greatest knockout punch ever. Here’s your chance to see vintage film clips of Joe Louis in his prime. Catch him in such memorable bouts as the ferocious Max Schmeling rematch and his 1941 title defense against the great Billy Conn, the show’s guest host. February 12,14,16 They say all the world loves a clown, and here’s an HBO special that sends them in. 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, Lucille Ball, Skelton —and more. Hand yourself a big, big laugh and see this one! February 11,14,20,22 Monday February 9 5:00 DAVY CROCKETT INDIAN FIGHTER Famed frontiersman (:45) p.5 6:00 A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN Cartoon greats (G-1:21) p.11 7:30 LEGENDS JOHN WAYNE: THE DUKE LIVES ON See above. 8:30 BLOODLINE Mystery thriller (R-1:56) p.6 10:30 STUNTS Murder mystery (PG-1:29) p.5 12:00 STARTING OVER Warm comedy (R-1:46Vp.4 10 Hiesday February 10 5:30 DAVY CROCKETT GOES TO CONGRESS On a mission (:47) p.5 6:30 DAVY CROCKETT AT THE ALAMO Fearless fighter (:47) p.5 7:30 SNOOPY, COME HOME He’s in love (G-120) p.7 9:00 DEATH SHIP See above (R-127) 10:30 CONSUMER REPORTS PRESENTS p.20 11:00 MEATBALLS What a summer! (PG-1:33) p.20 12:30 THE TIN DRUM Drama (Subtitled-R-222) p.11 Wednesday February 11 5:00 THE MUSIC MAN Rousing score (2:32) p.6 7:30 THE HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS See above. 8:30 BLOCKHEADS p.8 9:30 HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP Oceans erupt (R-1:22) p.22 11:00 THE BALTIMORE BULLET Con men (PG-1:43) p.22 12:45 ELTON JOHN p.5 1:45 HBO SPORTS MAGAZINE: 1980 IN REVIEW p.5 A Boy Named Charlie Brown Good grief, Charlie Brown! ft You’re a movie star! This fea-ture-length cartoon stars the entire Peanuts gang. Beleaguered Charlie, Snoopy, * the irreverent beagle, Lucy and Linus are all aboard. (G-1:20) February 5,9,14 The Tin Drum The Oscar-winning tale of a German boy who defies the Nazis in bizarre ways—like refusing to grow up! Adult situations, violence, strong sexual content. (Dubbed; subtitled. See schedule. R*2:22) February 1,6,10 Death Ship George Kennedy Richard Crenna A Mardi Gras ball aboard a luxury liner turns into a nightmare in this spooky drama of horror at sea. Retiring commander George Kennedy is on his last voyage—while a mysterious ship of death slowly glides toward his ocean liner. Richard Crenna co-stars. Profanity, bloody violence, nudity. (R-1:27) February 10,14,19,22 As in the film roles he played, John Wayne, the man, was always fighting for his beliefs, making him a revered American throughout the world. Here’s a special look at the Duke’s life from childhood through his long career as our most beloved film hero. The show uses clips from many of his classics, like Fort Apache and The Quiet Man. A moving tribute to a most respected man. February 9,14,19,24 Legends John Wayne: The Duke Lives On 5:30 RUNNING WILD Horse adventure (G-1:43) p22 7:30 BOXING’S BEST: JOE LOUIS See above. 8:30 DIANA ROSS Suave, sexy superstar, p.7 10:00 HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING Jessica Lange (PG-1:45) 11:45 CHER IN CONCERT With a European flair, p.9 1:00 A MAN, A WOMAN AND A BANK Comic caper (PG-1:41) p.21

HBO Guide February 1981 - Page section : 007

(skxi&Htfi productISnS Black Hole Maximilian Schell Anthony Perkins Robert Forster The U.S.S. Cygnus is perched precariously at the edge of the Black Hole, the vast nothingness where space and time end. Anything that crosses its border enters a universe of the unknown. It is the domain of Dr. Hans Reinhardt (Maximilian Schell). A world where scientific genius and human madness intertwine; where dreams quickly turn to nightmares. With Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine. Violence. (PG-1:57)February 15,17,21,24,26 Friday February 13 5:30 NIKKI, WILD DOG Part 1. (:48) p.9 6:30 NIKKI, WILD DOG Part 2. (:48) p.9 7:30 CONSUMER REPORTS PRESENTS p.20 8:00 THE LEGACY See above (R-1:40) 10:00 KRIS KRISTOFFERSON p. 19 11:00 STARTING OVER Singles romance (R-1:46) p.4 12:45 CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC Valerie Perrine (PG-1:57) p.22 2:45 HBO Late Night: WILL B. ABLE Burlesque (1:16)p.15 Saturday February 14 3:30 THE HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS p. 10 4:30 A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN Animated fun (G-1:21) p.11 6:00 BOXING’S BEST: JOE LOUIS p. 10 7:00 LEGENDS: JOHN WAYNE p. 11 8:00 RIO LOBO See above (6-1:54) 10:00 DEATH SHIP Sea horror (R-1:27) p. 11 11:30 BLOCKHEADS p.8 12:30 DEATH WISH Charles Bronson (R-1:33) p.7 2:00 HBO Late Night: CUBA (R-1:58) p. 15 Sunday February 15 3:00 ELTON JOHN PLAYS CENTRAL PARK His latest and greatest hits, jp.5 4:00 THE MUSIC MAN Hear the great tunes from the Broadway smash (2:32) p.6 6:30 SNOOPY, COME HOME Lovable pooch (G-1:20) p.7 8:00 THE BLACK HOLE See above (PG-1:57) 10:00 "10 One man’s fantasy comes alive —Bo Derek (R-1:57) p.21 12:00 THE MUSIC MAN A classic slice of Americana with Shirley Jones (2:32) p.6 f m The Legacy Katharine Ross Sam Elliott Beware of a Rolls-Royce that drives itself, white cats and black dogs in this supernatural horror-ehiller. Architect Katharine Ross (The Graduate)and her boyfriend, Sam Elliott, are summoned to a stately home in England owned by a reclusive millionaire who owes his soul, wealth and power to Satan. But he must now pass on his evil legacy. Profanity, violence, nudity. (R-1:40) February 13,18,22,28 RioLobo John Wayne Former Civil War enemies band together to fight for justice in this classic, brawny western adventure. John Wayne, at his rugged best, rides the trail, tracking a Union traitor and some bad guys from a small frontier town. Jennifer O’Neill, Sherry Lansing and Jack Elam co-star. Tfie great Howard Hawks directed. “A reminder of what moviemaking is all about” (N.Y. Times) (G-1:54) February 14,19,22,27 13

HBO Guide February 1981 - Page section : 008

Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke The comedy team famous for parodying the marijuana generation comes to the screen. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong zanily outsmart the police in this “highly” illegal but unspeakably funny send-up of the drug culture. Adult situations, profanity. (R-1:27) February 17,20,25,28 Thirst David Hemmings Against her will, a young woman is slowly absorbed into a cult of blood-quaffing vampires in this gory horror tale. Chantal Con-touri and David Hemmings co-star in a shocker for those who don’t mind their chillers a bit on the grisly side. Adult situations, bloody violence. (R-1:29) February 19,24 Monday Tuesday Wednesday February 16 February 17 February 18 5:00 RUNNING WILD Dina Merrill (G-1:43) p22 7:00 BOXING’S BEST: JOE LOUIS A look at his personal and professional life. p. 10 8:00 GREASE See above (PG-1:50) 10:00 THE BALTIMORE BULLET Hustler action (PG-1:43)|>.22 11:45 BOXING’S BEST: JOE LOUIS p. 10 12:45 DIANA ROSS From Caesars Palace, p.7 5:00 THE BLACK HOLE Space mission (PG-1:57) p. 12 7:00 BLOCKHEADS Ventriloquists and pals, p.8 8:00 STARTING OVER Candice Bergen (R-1:46) p.4 10:00 CHEECH & CHONG’S UP IN SMOKE See above (R-127) 11:30 HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING Comedy caper (PG-1:45) 1:15 THE BLACK HOLE Futuristic action (PG-1:57) p. 12 5:00 NIKKI, WILD DOG OF THE NORTH Part 1. (:48) p.9 6:00 SNOOPY, COME HOME “Peanuts" gang (G-1:20) p.7 7:30 WORLD PRO SKIING See above. 8:30 THE LEGACY Suspense horror (R-1:40) p. 13 10:15 CHER IN CONCERT From Monte Carlo, p. 12 11:30 DEATH WISH Crime drama (R-1:33) p.7 1:00 KRIS KRISTOFFERSON AND ANNE MURRAY p. 19 14 HBO Late Night* * « Old Boyfriends Talia Shire goes in search of her former loves—John Belushi and Richard Jordan. (Feb. 6,21) Escape to Athena WWII intrigue and action on a Nazi held island. With Roger Moore and David Niven. (Feb. 7,20) WillB. Abie’s Baggy Pants & Co. Burlesque From one of the original burlesque houses comes a sexy, nostalgic look at a bygone era (Feb. 13,28) Cuba Action and romance on the seething tropical isle with Sean Connery. (Feb. 14,27) Thursday February 19 5:00 NIKKI, WILD DOG OF THE NORTH Part 2. (:48) p.9 6:00 A COUNTRY COYOTE GOES HOLLYWOOD Colorful Disney (:47) p.9 7:00 RIOLOBO Western drama (G-1:54) p. 13 9:00 THIRST See above (R-159) 10:30 LEGENDS: JOHN WAYNE p. 11 11:30 WORLD PRO SKIING With the dual-slalom event, p. 15 12:30 DEATH SHIP Floating terror (R-127) p.11 World Pro Skiing The World Pro Skiing tour revolutionized the sport with dual slalom events in which racers zip over courses side by side. For the third straight season, HBO presents exclusive coverage of the Avis Cup meet from Stowe, Vermont. The competition features the world’s best skiers, including Austrian sensation Andr6 Arnold and two dazzling Americans —Lonny Vanatta and Richie Woodworth. February 18,19,21 i ji sn j* ’if-?!* Ip war1 f Grease John Travolta Olivia Newton-John An energetic musical salute to the age of rock ’n’ roll —and one of the most popular films of all time) John Travolta plays gang leader Danny. Recording star Olivia Newton-John is very funny and charming as his innocent love. Stockard Channing plays a tough-talking high schooler. Adult language. (PG-1:50) February 16,21,24 15

HBO Guide February 1981 - Page section : 009

Country Music: A Family Affair ■p if Friday February 20 5:30 THE MUSIC MAN Robert Preston (2:32) p.6 8:00 FOOLIN’ AROUND See above (PG-1:41) 10:00 CHEECH & CHONG’S UP IN SMOKE On-target parody of the pot generation (R-1:27) p.14 11:30 A MAN, A WOMAN AND A BANK Donald Sutherland hatches a crazy scheme (PG-1:41) p21 1:15 THE HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS Lucille Ball hosts, p.10 2:00 HBO Late Night: ESCAPE TO ATHENA Telly Savalas (PG-1:41) p.15 16 mm Saturday February 21 2:30 HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING Hilarious heist (PG-1:45) p.5 4:30 GREASE Musical smash (PG-1:50) p. 15 6:30 WORLD PRO SKIING From Stowe, Vermont, p. 15 7:30 COUNTRY MUSIC: A FAMILY AFFAIR See above. 9:00 THE BLACK HOLE Anthony Perkins (PG-1:57) p.12 11:00 STARTING OVER Modem affair (R-1:46) p.4 12:45 DIANA ROSS p.7 2:15 HBO Late Night: OLD BOYFRIENDS Buck Henry (R-1:42) p. 15 Hosted by Roger Miller and Tammy Wynette Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Dottie and Shelley West Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley From the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, T ammy Wynette and Roger Miller host a country music spectacular featuring famous country families. The performing relatives include: Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers; mother and daughter Dottie and Shelley West; cousins Mickey Gilley and Jerry Lee Lewis; father and daughter Royce and Jeannie Kendall. Honest-to-goodness musical fun. February 21,27 Sunday February 22 2:00 BLOCKHEADS p.8 3:00 A MAN, A WOMAN AND A BANK Robbery scheme (PG-1:41)p21 5:00 THE HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS Woody Allen, Peter Sellers, p. 10 6:00 RIOLOBO Frontier justice (G-1:54) p. 13 8:00 THE ROSE See above (R-2:14) 10:15 BLOCKHEADS Smart talk from dummies, p.8 11:30 THE LEGACY Roger Daltry (R-1:40) p.13 1:15 DEATH SHIP Killer boat (R-1:27) p.11 •ngJSS She gave and gave and gave —until she had nothing left to give. Bette Midler explodes in her Oscar-nominated role as a doomed singer who only wanted love and acceptance. Alan Bates and Oscar nominee Frederic Forrest co-star as her manager and pickup lover. "Midler sends The Rose soaring into the stratosphere.” (Rex Reed) Adult situations, profanity, violence. (R-2:14) February 22,26 Foolin’ Around Gary Busey An Oklahoma ranch hand majors in riotous adventures when he decides to enroll in college. In this bubbling romantic comedy, Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story) sets out for a degree in architecture but learns about life, outside the classroom, from Annette O’Toole. Tony Randall and Cloris Leach-man add to the screwball action. Adult situations, profanity, violence. (PG-1:41) February 20,23,28 17

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Women’s Gymnastics 1981 Caesars Palace Invitational An HBO Sports exclusive! This star-studded meet boasts the top women in the U.S. Watch Tracee Talavera, Julianne McNamara and others as they vault through the air, cavort through floor exercises, whirl over the uneven bars and perform daringly on the balance beam. February 24,25,28 Willy Wbnka and the Chocolate Factory Everyone be seated for this all-time children’s classic! Eccentric Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder), world’s most famous candy-maker, adds plenty of tartness as the nutty plot (and the chocolate) thickens. “Best film of its sort since The Wizard of Oz” (Chicago Sun-Times) (G-1:40) February 25,28 Monday February 23 5:00 A COUNTRY COYOTE GOES HOLLYWOOD Canine travels (:47) p.9 6:00 SNOOPY, COME HOME Lovable folks (G-150) p.7 7:30 FOOLIN’ AROUND Screwball fun (PG-1:41) p.17 9:30 HBO SNEAK PREVIEW FOR MARCH See above. 10:00 CHER p.9 11:30 CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC Village People (PG-1:57) p22 1:30 LEGENDS: JOHN WAYNE p. 11 lUesday February 24 5:30 NIKKI, WILD DOG Part 1. (:48) p.9 6:30 NIKKI, WILD DOG Part2. (:48) p.9 7:30 WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS: 1981 INVITATIONAL See above. 9:00 GREASE Sha-na-na (PG-1:50) p. 15 11:00 KRIS KRISTOFFERSON p. 19 12:00 THE BLACK HOLE Sci-fi drama (PG-1:57) p.12 2:00 THIRST Violent thriller (R-129) p. 14 Wednesday February 25 5:30 RUNNING WILD Pony thieves (G-1:43) p22 7:30 WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY See above (G-1:40) 9:30 STARTING OVER Realistic and touching romantic comedy (R-1:46) p.4 11:30 WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS Best in the U.S. p. 18 1:00 CHEECH & CHONG’S UP IN SMOKE Raucous satire on today’s drug culture (R-127) p. 14 18 Starring Stiller and Meara Your home is a private screening room as Jerry and Anne give you a glimpse of what’s coming up. With sly humor,.they show clips of the many comedies, dramas, action movies, sports and specials you’ll see next month. February 24,26,28 Bad Guys and Wicked Women They were all notorious outlaws, but millions regarded them as heroes. Using rare film clips and photographs, the little-known true stories about these villains are revealed. Some of the featured “baddies” are: Jesse James; Belle Starr, “The Bandit Queen”; John Dillinger, the FBI’s “most wanted” man; and “Scarface” Al Capone, the gangsters’ gangster. Fascinating facts about the infamous. February 26 Al Capone WANTED John Dillinger 5:00 THE BLACK HOLE Sci-fi travel (PG-1:57)p.12 7:00 HBO SNEAK PREVIEW FOR MARCH Starring Stiller and Meara. p. 19 7:30 BAD GUYS AND WICKED WOMEN See above. 8:30 THE ROSE Star singer’s attempts to survive her world (R-2:14) p.17 11:00 "10 How one man handles his midlife crisis (R-1:57) pJ21 1:00 BLOCKHEADS Amusing “double-talkers.” p.8 Kris Kristofferson and Anne Murray Standing Room Only. T wo of the hottest stars on today’s country/pop scene. In a fan-packed concert, Kris sings many of his big hits like: “Me and Bobby McGee” and “For the Good Times.” Anne performs “Daydream Believer” and “You Needed Me,” among others. Then they join forces for a blockbuster rendition of “Let It Be Me. February 2,7,13,18,24





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