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R.D. Call, ‘Into The Wild,’ ‘Last Man Standing’ Actor, Dies at 70

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R.D. Call, ‘Into The Wild,’ ‘Last Man Standing’ Actor, Dies at 70
Roy Dana (R.D.) Call, an actor who appeared in such films as “Last Man Standing,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and several other films alongside Sean Penn, died on Feb. 27 of back surgery complications, his family announced. He was 70.

The Utah native was born Feb. 16, 1950 and came to Los Angeles in 1975 to pursue his career in acting, attending Lee Strasberg Acting School and Lonny Chapman’s L.A. Repertory Theater Group. His first major television performance was in the drama “Barnaby Jones,” episodes of which were directed by Leo Penn, Sean Penn’s father. He went on to appear on “The X-Files,” “Little House on the Prairie,” “V” and “Trapper John M.D,” and had a recurring role in Stephen King’s “Golden Years.”

Call acted alongside Penn in seven films that began with “At Close Range” in 1986, followed by “Colors,” “State of Grace,” “The Weight of Water,
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Horror Highlights: Night Of The Living Dead Stage Production, The Fetch Wilson, Black Wood, The Cleansing Hour

It's alive! It's. Alive! North Hollywood Theatre breathes life into George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead. Continue reading for details on the cast as well as the stage production's start date. Also in today's Horror Highlights: The Fetch Wilson's premiere at London Horror Festival, Black Wood casting details, and The Cleansing Hour images, trailer, and info.

Details on Night of the Living Dead at the North Hollywood Theatre: "North Hollywood Theatre Brings New Adaptation Of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead To The Stage.

The Group Rep is proud to present George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, adapted for the stage by filmmaker Gus Krieger, directed by Drina Durazo, produced by Larry Eisenberg, October 4 through November 10, on the Main Stage of the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, California.

In Night of the Living Dead, as a mysterious pandemic emerges and quickly spreads,
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The Border

Tony Richardson’s look at corruption in the border patrol service is both sensational and insightful, and Jack Nicholson gives a committed performance as a downtrodden functionary who finds himself in a major moral and humanitarian catastrophe. The problem is still there today, with no consensus on the right diagnosis or solution. The action melodrama costars Harvey Keitel & Valerie Perrine, and introduces (to the U.S.) the impressive Elpidia Carrillo.

The Border (1982)

Region B Blu-ray


1982 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date January 22, 2018 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £14.99

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates, Elpidia Carrillo, Shannon Wilcox, Manuel Viescas, Jeff Morris, Lonny Chapman, Alan Fudge.

Cinematography: Ric Waite, Vilmos Zsigmond

Film Editor: Robert K. Lambert

Original Music: Ry Cooder

Written by Deric Washburn, Walon Green, David Freeman

Produced by Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Directed by Tony Richardson

It’s no surprise that Tony Richardson’s 1982 The Border is indeed more relevant now,
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Hour of the Gun

It’s the one saga of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral that puts Western legend into proper perspective as to the nature of money, power and the law: Edward Anhalt’s vision is of a gangland turf war with sagebrush and whiskey bottles. James Garner is a humorless Wyatt Earp, matched by Jason Robards’ excellent Doc Holliday. It’s one of John Sturges’ best movies.

Hour of the Gun


Twilight Time

1967 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 101 min. / Street Date September 19, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi, Charles Aidman, Steve Ihnat, Michael Tolan, William Windom, Lonny Chapman, Larry Gates, William Schallert, Jon Voight.

Cinematography: Lucien Ballard

Art Direction: Alfred C. Ybarra

Film Editor: Ferris Webster

Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Written by Edward Anhalt

Produced and Directed by John Sturges

Producer-director John SturgesHour of the Gun was a dismal non-performer in
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The Reivers

Steve McQueen spent most of the 1960s avoiding lightweight movie roles -- only to do well with his winning comedy-drama performance in William Faulkner's most cheerful tale of old Mississippi. Get set for music by John Williams and an exciting climactic horse race. In storytelling terms this show would seem to have given Steven Spielberg a few ideas. The Reivers Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date August 25, 2015 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Steve McQueen, Rupert Crosse, Mitch Vogel, Sharon Farrell, Will Geer, Ruth White, Michael Constantine, Clifton James, Juano Hernandez, Lonny Chapman, Diane Ladd, Ellen Geer, Dub Taylor, Allyn Ann McLerie, Charles Tyner, Burgess Meredith. Cinematography Richard Moore Film Editor Thomas Stanford Original Music John Williams Written by Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. from the book by William Faulkner Produced by Irving Ravetch, Robert Relyea Directed by Mark Rydell

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

What? This
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for May 24, 2011

This week’s DVD and Blu-Ray Releases include a couple of films from the After Dark Horrorfest as well as two of Ron Howard’s earlier films and a Blu-Ray edition of Solaris. Check beyond the break for the full list.

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Death Hunter: Werewolves vs. Vampires

Format: DVD


In a forgotten region of the desert, an unspeakable evil exists. By no choice of his own, John Croix
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Southern California Theater Guide 2011

Listings compiled by Jessica Gardner and Pete KeeleyDEFINITIONS:Membership: Theater maintains an active company or ensemble of actors and generally casts productions from that pool.Open: Each show is cast on an open basis.Limited: Theater casts on an open policy under limited or special circumstances, usually when a part cannot be cast from existing company members.Key To Symbols & Abbreviations: R: Theater is available for rent. R-va: Rental with variable availability. H&R: Headshots and résumés accepted. M: Accepts manuscripts. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope. W: Workshops or classes offered. D: Charges dues.Note: The following sets of listings comprise theater venues and producing companies; often these are one and the same and are listed as such. Producing companies not exclusively associated with any particular venue are included in the "Independent Theatre Companies" listing on page 18. Affiliated companies are listed in parentheses.More Than 499 Seatsahmanson THEATRE135 N. Grand Ave.Los Angeles,
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Group Rep Presents De Berry's Musical A Christmas Carol 11/28 - 12/20

A Christmas Carol, based on Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story, written by Richard Hellesen, music & lyrics by David De Berry, directed by Ernest A. Figueroa will have its Los Angeles Premiere and opening, Saturday, November 28, 7:30 pm, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. The musical plays Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 7:30 pm, with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm, through December 20, 2009.
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Actor Lonny Chapman Dies

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Actor Lonny Chapman Dies
Veteran character actor Lonny Chapman has died of heart disease. He was 87. Chapman, who appeared in movies including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, Woody Allen's Take The Money And Run and disaster film Earthquake, passed away on October 12 in North Hollywood, California. Chapman made his television debut in Captain Video in 1949, the same year he first appeared on the Broadway stage in The Closing Door, directed by Lee Strasberg. His last movie role was in 2003's The Hunted. For the last 34 years, Chapman was artistic director of the Lonny Chapman Theater in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife Erma and a son.

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