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Christopher Hewett, the British-born stage actor
best remembered as television's English butler, "Mr.
Belvedere," died Friday, August 3 2001. He was 80. Christopher,
began his career at age 7 on a stage in Ireland.
Although the stage was his first love, Hewett likely gained his greatest fame playing the endearing
title role on television's "Mr. Belvedere" from 1985 to 1990.
As Lynn Belvedere, he was a one-time
butler for England's royal family who moved to the United States
and wound up working for a dysfunctional family.
Hewett also appeared in several movies,
including "Pool of London" and "The Lavender Hill Mob," both in
1951, as well as the Mel Brooks film "The Producers," in 1968.
Uecker's Wacky World Of Sports VHS
There's lots of zany sports goofs here,
including bowling blunders, football foul-ups,
zany animal athletes and more. Bob Uecker hosts
this rollicking salute to the Sultans of Silly
Sports. 30 min.
Uecker's Wacky World Of Sports Tips VHS
Learn how "not" to be an expert at
sports from the man who knows how, Bob Uecker!
From hilarious hints for basketball,
skeet-shooting, tennis and golf, let Bob be your
guide to fractured fun. 30 min.
League [DVD](1989) DVD
Can an ex-con pitcher nicknamed "Wild
Thing," a pampered all-star infielder, and
a weary itinerant catcher lead the Cleveland
Indians to the pennant, against the wishes of
the team's new owner? Charlie Sheen, Corbin
Bernsen, Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes and Bob
Uecker star in the hit diamond comedy. 106 min.
Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English
Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround, French
mono; Subtitles: English.
Instinct [DVD](1993) DVD
In director Carl Reiner's spoof of classic film
noirs of the 1940s and contemporary thrillers
like "Fatal Attraction" and
"Basic Instinct," Armand Assante is
Ned Ravine, an inept detective-lawyer involved
with three dangerous femme fatales: his
adulterous wife (Kate Nelligan), a gorgeous but
unpredictable client (Sean Young), and his
trusted secretary (Sherilyn Fenn). With Clarence
Clemons. 90 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English
Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital
mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio
commentary; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.
League II(1994) VHS
Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Tom Berenger and
their Cleveland Indians teammates are back for
this sequel that's wilder than a Mitch Williams
ninth inning. After winning their division the
year before, the Tribe has become a group of
lazy celebrities who have slacked off on the
field. Can they regain their abilities and
spirit in time to make the playoffs? Margaret
Whitton, Bob Uecker co-star. 105 min.
Bound II: Lost In San Francisco [DVD](1996)
Bound II: Lost In San Francisco(1996) VHS
The three peripatetic pets are off on an odyssey
through the urban wilderness when a mishap at
the airport strands the trio in San Francisco
and forces them to survive on the city streets
while befriending local dogs and cats. Exciting
and funny follow-up to the family hit features
the voices of Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Ralph
Waite and Sinbad. 89 min.
League: Back To The Minors(1998) VHS
The third entry in the farcical baseball series
stars Scott Bakula as a career minor-league
pitcher who becomes manager of the Minnesota
Twins' AAA affiliate for team owner Corbin
Bernsen. Bakula's success at turning around the
hapless squad of bush-leaguers and has-beens
earns them a game against the big-league club
and its arrogant skipper. Dennis Haysbert, Ted
McGinley and Bob Uecker also star. 100 min.
Producers [DVD](1968) DVD
Mel Brooks, on his first directorial outing,
scores a wild hit. Zero Mostel is a conniving
theater producer, Gene Wilder his timid
accountant. Together they persuade little old
ladies into investing in their play
"Springtime for Hitler," which they
secretly hope will be a surefire flop. Kenneth
Mars and Dick Shawn are marvelous as the play's
writer and star. 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced)
and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital
5.1, mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;
documentary; outtakes; photo gallery; trailers;
Pathos and comedy are blended in this tale of a
window dresser (Sondra Locke, in her directorial
debut) who finds a half-human, half-rodent freak
in the L.A. trash dumps...and exploits both him
and his affections in her quest for fame and
fortune. Co-stars Christopher Hewett, Robert
Townsend, Gerrit Graham and Sharon Baird as the
Ratboy. 104 min.
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