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The Dog Days of Summer Movies

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It's the dog days of summer and boy do we have some dogs for you .  TheArchive  is proud to present... The Barkive! In Sherlock Bones: Undercover Dog , ten-year-old Billy's plans to spend the summer with his father go awry when Sherlock, a talking police dog, demands his help to rescue his police detective handler who was kidnapped by smugglers.    Steve Guttenberg, Billy Zane, and Curtis "Booger Presley" Armstrong, star in The Gold Retrievers about a 12-year-old boy who attempts to save his family home by embarking on a treasure hunt with his mischievous Golden Retriever and a young girl who isn't afraid of a big challenge.   After unearthing a truck full of stolen gold, siblings Peter and Shannon O'Brian are captured by three amateurish bank robbers. Now it's up to Peter and Shannon's pets to come to their rescue.   Pets to the Rescue   stars George Hamilton and his year-round summer tan.                                                              

Shark Week? We Got Jaws With Claws!

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If you need a break from multiple networks flooding the airwaves with shark content, look no further than TheArchive where we boast our own animals gone wild list. It's Everything But Sharks Week. This first one  r anked among the most successful films of 1976. Grizzly  was produced on a $750,000 budget, becoming   the most successful independent   motion picture of of that year, earning more than $39 million worldwide. Of course that's a year after Jaws debuted with a $470 million dollar take on a $12 million budget. But dollar for dollar, while Jaws was more profitable, the ratios are not that far off. Grizzly boasts a crew of more future Academy Award winners and nominees per capita than most legit Oscar films! Eight in fact! Sink your teeth into that. One of them must have been responsible for blowing up the bear much like Jaws saw its demise a year before.... Grizzly was directed by WIlliam Girdler and produced by the wildly bizarre and ironically prolific, notorious enig

Hot Summer Nights

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We've curated a list of “hot summer nights” viewing made to help you turn up the heat just a little bit more courtesy of hot stars including Don Johnson, Renee Zellweger, Matt Dillon, Cybil Shepherd, and Liz Taylor.   So chill out on the couch this weekend with some familiar faces and stream away…. We kick off with The Long Hot Summer starring Don Johnson and Cybill Shepherd. We meet a handsome southern drifter who secures a job at Will Varner's mansion. Varner's daughter and daughter-in-law vie for the handsome drifter’s attention, while he sets his sights on Varner’s fortune. Mark Harmon and Elizabeth Taylor star in  Sweet Bird of Youth , an adaptation of Tennessee William's masterful melodrama about an aging movie star who, appalled by her own image on the screen, flees from her movie premiere and goes into seclusion falling headlong into a sordid affair with Mark Harmon's character, Chance. The brilliant Nicolas Roeg, who helmed the amazing Donald Sutherland st

Tropical Heat: Canada's Sweating Bullets

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In Tropical Heat (aka Sweating Bullets) Nick Slaughter (Rob Stewart), is an ex-cop and DEA agent, who drops out of society after being fired from his job. He relocates to the fictional Florida town of Key Mariah to start a detective service with a scrappy travel agent, the beautiful Sylvie Girard (Carolyn Dunn).  It's a recipe for thrills, exotic locales, and lots of action. So it should be no surprise this series aired on CBS the home of other like-minded classics including Magnum P.I.. In fact it was part of CBS' umbrella series of content "Crimetime After Primetime." This is where it gets fun so pay attention. Known as Sweating Bullets in the United States, it was a Canadian production in partnership with Mexico and Israel. Season one was shot in Puerto Vallarta, then season two in Eilat, Israel. Season three was shot in Pretoria, South Africa and Mauritius. Nick Slaughter portrayed in Serbian comic "Strip protest", by Aleksa Gajić, as a student protest

Welcome to the Great and Wild Outdoors

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Welcome To The Wild Country . Summer is a beautiful time to explore new outdoor adventures. In this 10 episode docuseries, naturalists John and Janet Foster lead a series of expeditions into the remotest regions of Canada, revealing the spectacular features and wildlife of its vast system of National Parks. From Pacific Rim National Park to Gros Morne National Park, they travel from one end to the other of the world’s second largest country and bring the great outdoors to explosive life. Explore the Wild Corners of the Great Lakes . North America's Great Lakes are the largest bodies of fresh water on earth. In this episode, John and Janet Foster explore some of the hidden corners of these vast inland seas. Great Canadian Southwest Alberta is a land of open space and an abundance of wildlife. From fossilized bones to eerie badlands to great ranching traditions, John and Janet Foster explore the Great Canadian Southwest.  A Wild Lens in Algonquin   In Ontario's Algonquin Park wil

Freedom and Independence

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This 4th of July weekend, TheArchive spotlights independence by sharing several stories that commemorate choice and the freedom that privacy and decision can afford. Of course, we also include our classic Beyond the Mask : an action adventure filled with the battles that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  We start with the story of a teenager's soul-searching after becoming emancipated from her family and joining a traveling carnival.  Freedom stars Mare Winningham and features six songs that Janis Ian wrote for her to perform in the movie. Four time emmy winner and director of Taking of Pelham One Two Three Joe Sargent, helmed. Jennifer Warren, Tony Bill, Peter Horton, and Taylor Negron also star. For Their Own Good finds Factory worker Sally Wheeler receiving an ultimatum from her employer: she must agree to be sterilized or she will be fired. Now Sally and her coworkers must enter a bitter trial to fight back. Elizabeth Perkins, Colleen Camp, and Laura San

Hang Ten With TheArchive

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As summer officially kicks off, kick back with all our favorite surf and sand favorites. We bring you...TheArchive's Hang Ten: #1 Marcia Gay Harden stars in The Wine of Summer . When a great play inspires James to go on a journey of self-discovery, which leads him to Spain, he ends up getting tangled in a web of desire, love, and broken trust. #2  Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys  stars Bruce Greenwood as Dennis Wilson.  This definitive tale of the legendary band is told from the brotherly relationship of the late Dennis Wilson and his genius but troubled brother, Brian, almost 25 years before Love & Mercy. It features an incredible Beach Boys soundtrack. #3  Wet and Wild Summer  starring Elliot Gould and Julian McMahon of  Nip/Tuck  is about  a young American who visits Australia to close a land development deal for his father. His plans change however, when he falls for the attractive club owner who's trying to hold on to her land. #4 In American Beach House , s