Discovery Program (1989)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Discovery Program consists of four short subjects, presented in ersatz feature form to assure a wider distribution. Each short was underwritten by the Discovery Program, a nonprofit concern created by Columbia Pictures' chief executive officer David Puttnam. The directors represented include Steve Anderson, Bryan Gordon, Damian Harris and Rupert Wainwright. Included is the 1987 Best Live-Action Short Subject Oscar-winner, Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall, a takeoff of the "good old boy" executive network. Others in the collection include Hearts of Stone, Greasy Lake and the irresistible shaggy-dog story The Open Window. Eric Stolz and James Spader are among the well-known actors participating in these brief gems.



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