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Factotum (2005)

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

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Pontiac Moon (1994)

Directed by Peter Medak
Re-Released: Jan 27, 2004
Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

In 1969, just as the Apollo 11 astronauts are about to journey to the moon, science teacher Washington Bellamy (Ted Danson) decides to take his 11-year-old son Andy (Ryan Todd) on a road trip until their 1949 Pontiac Chief has the same mileage as the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Meanwhile Washington's reclusive wife Katherine (Mary Steenburgen) stays at home struggling with her fear of the outside world--until the miraculous moon landing reignites the entire family's capacity for joy and wonder.

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The Car Today
The car today

240-Robert (1979 - 1981)

Originally aired: Monday September 10, 1979 on ABC
Writer: James Schmerer
Director: Phil Bondelli
Guest Stars: Joey Aresco (Roger) , Jody Gibson (Davia Rawsil) , Oaky Miller (Emcee) , Bob Harders (Adam) , Raymond O'Keefe (T. Warren) , William Kux (Harry) , Steven Peterman (Garl)

The 240 rescue team are forced to act quickly when a speedboat cuts short the test of an experimental diving bell by severing the air lines and imprisoning the two students 120 feet below the surface. In another development, a woman rescued by Thibideaux is an important person in the recording industry and vows to make him a star.


Cottonpickin Chickenpickers (1967)

Genre: Comedy, Music
Running Time: 90m
Directed by: Larry E. Jackson (III)
Starring: Del Reeves, Hugh X. Lewis, Sonny Tufts, and more

Hayseeds abound in this musical comedy, two star-struck hoboes hop what they think is a west-bound train that will land them in Hollywood. Well, it's going to Hollywood all right, but unfortunately its destination is Hollywood, Florida. Songs: "Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers," "This Must Be the Bottom," "Comin' On Strong," "Dirty Ole Egg Suckin' Dog," "Not Me," and ""Messed Up."" ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide.
Cottonpicken Chickenpickers

The President's Analyst (1967)

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi Thriller
Running Time: 1h 43m
Director: Theodore J. Flicker
Starring: James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden, and more

The President's Analyst is a 1967 comedy film written and directed by Theodore J. Flicker, starring James Coburn. Featuring stylish widescreen cinematography by William A. Fraker, the film has strong elements of political satire and science fiction, and has some resemblance to many of the spy spoofs that had proliferated in the mid-60’s in the wake of the James Bond phenomenon.

Dr. Sidney Schaefer (James Coburn), a psychologist, is chosen by the U.S. Government to act as the President’s personal analyst. He is constantly telephoned at any/all hours to go to the White House and listen to his client’s daily problems, and quickly becomes overwhelmed by stress.
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The Sandwich Man (1966)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Starring: Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, and more

Unless you are a mad dog Anglophile who raises an evening pint to the Queen and sleeps in Union Jack pajamas, you should probably avoid "The Sandwich Man." This 1966 comedy has very little appeal beyond the most extreme fans of British culture--and even within that niche market, this film is clearly an acquired taste.

A man with a sandwich-board wanders around London meeting many strange characters.

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Ein Ferienbett mit 100 PS
("A vacation bed with 100hp")

Director: Wolfgang Becker

"The story is the couple win the Amphicar and a vacation in a prize draw but the vacation goes wrong and they have to sleep in the Amphicar." - David Chapman (UK)

Rotten to the Core (1965)

Genre: UK Crime Comedy
Rating: 6.0/10
Director: John Boulting
Starring: Ian Bannen, Avis Bunnage, Kenneth Griffith, Charlotte Rampling, Anton Rodgers, Eric Sykes, and more

England's famed comedy brothers John Boulting and Roy Boulting created this caper about a trio of crooks plotting to retrieve their ill-gotten booty. Jelly Knight (Dudley Sutton), Lenny the Dip (Kenneth Griffith), and Scapa Flood (James Beckett) are released from the stir upon finishing their sentence for pulling off a heist. They immediately go in search of their one-time leader, The Duke (Anton Rodgers), who was supposed to safeguard their share of the money. When they find the Duke's girlfriend Sara (Charlotte Rampling), she tells them that the Duke is dead, and the money is long gone. It's not long before the gang discovers that she's lying, however, and that the Duke is masquerading as the head of a spa, the Hope Springs Nature Clinic, where he is planning a felony with some criminal cronies. Jelly, Lenny, and Scapa get in on the scam, while Sara dallies with Lieutenant Vine (Ian Bannen), an officer from a nearby army camp. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

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Kapitein Zeppos (1964)

Kapitein Zeppos
When Kapitein Zeppos was launched on Belgian television in 1964, it was the latest in a growing line of memorable children's television productions produced by the BRT. The previous year had seen the light-hearted time travel romp, De tijdscapsule ("The Time Machine") which, in common with Kapitein Zeppos, was directed by Senne Rouffaer and produced by Rik Van den Abbeele. But of all Belgian children's television, it was 1964's entry which would perhaps become the most fondly recalled.

Kapitein Zeppos told the story of a mysterious man, Jan Stephorst, who has returned from a life in Greece. There, he became known as Captain Zeppos - the 'captain' because he owned a boat, and 'Zeppos' because the locals couldn't pronounce 'Stephorst'. It is under this moniker that Stephorst returns incognito to his homeland of Belgium to claim his inheritance - the beautiful castle and grounds of the Belderbos estate. His return is greeted with much suspicion among the townsfolk of the nearby Belder, but he is at least welcomed by young Ben Kurrel who quickly forms a strong bond of friendship with the stranger. As the story progresses, it becomes apparent that there is more to the Belderbos estate than either Zeppos or the people of Belder ever realised.

Famous People's Amphicars and Famous People in Amphicars

Alan Jackson Amphicar
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Alan Jackson's Amphicar (Left). A scene from the video "That'd Be Alright" (Right).

George Gray of many TV roles such as hosting "Junkyard Wars" and "Weakest Link" takes his Amphicar out for a swim.

President Lyndon Johnson's Amphi.

President Jimmy Carter in an Amphicar.

Run DMC in a '67 Amphi (Love the duct tape on the door!)

Steve McQueen (and possibly Colonel Sanders) in an Amphicar.