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Released 1979
Distributor Universal Pictures

Steven Spielberg, along with screenwriters Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, pays tribute to the all-star comedy epics of the 60s in this 1979 WWII farce, in particular The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. It’s one of those rare big-budget films where every single penny is right there on the screen and though it suffers from excess, Spielberg still manages to pull off several brilliant set-pieces, including one of the most explosively joyous dance scenes in the history of movies; it’s like a Fred Astaire number choreographed by Rube Goldberg.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris will be Executive Producing a film for Universal called Unbroken. It is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing. Previously, Garris created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link!  Mick’s latest books “Snow Shadows” and “Tyler’s Third Act” are now out from Cemetery Dance. A new novella, “Ugly”, and new Hollywood desert noir novel, “SALOME”, will be coming out this year.