Imaginary Mark Hamill season

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For the second in our series of imaginary film seasons, we look at the career beyond Star Wars of actor Mark Hamill. According to IMDB, that is 279 movie and TV credits, which is more than you.


Corvette Summer
USA 1978
High school senior Kenny Dantley builds a customized Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which is promptly stolen. Kenny’s journey on the trail of the thieves takes him to Las Vegas, romance and a wild car chase. With a theme song by Dusty Springfield.


The Big Red One
USA 1980
World War I veteran Lee Marvin leads soldiers (including Mark Hamill) through the hardships of war as they see conflict in North Africa and Sicily, take part in the D-Day landings, and liberate a Nazi concentration camp. Directed by Sam Fuller, and ranked in Empire magazine’s list of the 500 greatest movies of all time.


Britannia Hospital
United Kingdom 1982
Lindsay Anderson’s NHS satire is the final part of his If/O Lucky Man trilogy. Mick Travis is shooting a documentary on Britannia Hospital, when the Queen Mother visits to inaugurate a new wing where sinister scientific experiments will take place.


Slipstream
United Kingdom 1989
In this futuristic sci-fi from TRON director Steven Lisberger, natural disasters have ravaged Earth. Bob Peck plays a nomadic adventurer relentlessly pursued by two violent bounty hunters (Mark Hamill and Kitty Aldridge) after he kidnaps their prisoner.


Midnight Ride
USA 1990
When a Russian housewife picks up Mark Hamill’s mournful hitch hiker, he plunges her into a night of pure terror in this Cannon Films slasher which goes out of its way to display genuine sympathy towards the killer.


Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman
USA 2006
Siblings Benjamin, Crista and Marco must rescue their missing Uncle Rudy, who has gone to the Himalayas in search of the mythical Yeti. In this animated interactive DVD movie, viewers make choices every 3–6 minutes using their remote control to determine what happens.

Queer Duck: The Movie
USA 2006
Mark provides the voices for a hot dog vendor, police officer and owl doctor in the straight-to-DVD movie of a popular online animation.


I’ve promised to programme one imaginary film season a month throughout 2016. We’ll see how it goes. I started at Christmas 2015 with an imaginary Jean Genet film festival.

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