On a summer night in 1962, four small town California teenagers face decisions about the directions of their lives. Steve (Ron Howard) wants to break up with Laurie (Cindy Williams). Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) worries about leaving home. John (Paul Le Mat) tries to maintain his cool image, but feels like he is missing out on something. And, Terry (Charles Martin Smith), the nerdy wannabe, just wants to fit in. Directed by George Lucas. With Harrison Ford. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 1973.
1973 in American Graffiti
Charles H. Calthrop (Edward Fox), aka The Jackal, is an elite international assassin hired by members of the defunct French Foreign Legion to kill President Charles DeGaulle. As he scouts around 1960s Paris, his incredibly thorough planning makes this a hit he seemingly can't miss, but fate has more in store for him. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. With Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair and Alan Badel. Categories: Politics, Thriller. Year: 1973.
1973 in The Day of the Jackal
In his final film before his untimely death, Bruce Lee plays a monk who enters a deadly martial arts tournament against the world's toughest warriors. Also acting as a spy for the British government, Lee must prove that the man running the contest is a drug kingpin while fighting for his life. Directed by Robert Clouse. With John Saxon, Jim Kelly and Kien Shih. Categories: Action, Thriller. Year: 1973.
1973 in Enter the Dragon
When Regan (Linda Blair), a 12-year-old girl, is possessed by the devil, her mother (Ellen Burstyn) exhausts every option that science and medicine have to offer before realizing the true nature of her daughter's affliction. Pursuing a religious solution, she turns to Father Karras (Jason Miller) for an exorcism. With the help of mysterious Jesuit exorcist Father Merrin (Max von Sydow), Karras faces off with the demon who uses his mother's death and faltering faith to undermine his attempts to rescue the innocent girl. Directed by William Friedkin. Categories: Drama, Horror, Thriller. Year: 1973.
1973 in The Exorcist
When three fellow British agents are killed in New York City, famous spy James Bond (Roger Moore) is sent to investigate the circumstances of their murders. Uncovering a plot perpetrated by villainous drug lord Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), Bond must evade vicious assassins and work his magic on a Tarot card reader (Jane Seymour), who is the key to Mr. Big's masterplan. Directed by Guy Hamilton. With Geoffrey Holder, Clifton James and Julius Harris. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, James Bond. Year: 1973.
1973 in Live and Let Die
After the noble King Richard is hypnotized into joining the crusades, the sinister Prince John (Peter Ustinov) takes over the the throne of Nottingham. Aided by Sir Hiss (Terry-Thomas) and the bullying Sheriff of Nottingham (Pat Buttram), Prince John raises the taxes of the defenseless people of Nottingham and puts them in jail when they can't pay their debts. Their only hope is the noble outlaw Robin Hood (Brian Bedford), who hides out in Sherwood forest, robbing the rich and giving to the poor with the help of his faithful friend, Little John (Phil Harris). After spying the beautiful Maid Marian (Monica Evans), his former girlfriend, at an archery tournament, Robin sets out to free his love and return the throne to its rightful owner. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. With Carole Shelley and Andy Devine. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music. Year: 1973.
1973 in Robin Hood
Serpico (Al Pacino) is an honest cop working along side a corrupt police force in New York City. Unlike his fellow officers, Serpico refuses to take a share of the money they extort from local criminals. Despite being ignored by the higher ups and put into constant danger by his partners, Serpico refuses to compromise in the hope that one day the truth will be known. Directed by Sidney Lumet. With John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Barbara Edam-Young and Cornelia Sharpe. Categories: Crime, Drama, New York. Year: 1973.
1973 in Serpico