Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Happy Days Online / Happy Days links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Happy Days Photo Gallery


Happy Days - The Complete First Season

Buy Happy Days - The Complete First Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Second Season

Buy Happy Days - The Second Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Third Season

Buy Happy Days - The Third Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Fourth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Fourth Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Fifth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Fifth Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Sixth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Sixth Season on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > Happy Days

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Comcast to Launch 2 New Networks; Disney Sitcom Launches Jan. 25
Showtime's SMILF Returns for 2nd Season on Jan. 20; Bunk'd Renewed for 4th Season Without Key Stars
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 19, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Buys Rural Comedy From "Liberal Redneck" Trae Crowder; Crossover Event Planned for Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon
Fri-Yay: An Appreciation for Mike Schur's Comedies; IFC Acquires Pee-wee's Playhouse
Drunk History and Corporate Return in January; Jim Gaffigan Returns with Comedy Central Special
The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy in Color on Dec. 14; The CW Sets January 2019 Premiere Dates


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-10-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
Rezny@gmail.com
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 20, 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,626
Thought Ron Howard's OTHER TV-shows and movies he acted in-

Besides "The Andy Griffith Show",theTV-reunion of the series in 1986 on NBC "Return to Mayberry"(with an older Ron Howard as Opie who was married,and his TV-wife in the film was expecting),and the 1973 Universal movie "American Graffiti",does anyone remember the other TV shows he did(when he was known as Ronny Howard),like "The Big Valley","The Twilight Zone"(he played the Wilcox boy in Rod Serling's sentimental "Walking Distance"(with the soft Bernard Herrmann theme and equally soft Bernard Herrman closing),"The FBI","Dennis the Menace",and others,he 1962 film "The Music Man"(he SANG "Gary,Indiana"in that movie),the 1961 movie "Door-to Door Maniac"(with the late Johnny Cash),1980's NBC-TV movie "Act of Love"(he was Ron then,and was leaving "Happy Days" at that time),the 1976 movie which was the late John Wayne's last,"The Shootist",and his hosting "Saturday Night Live"(the cast of SNL at the time referred to him as "Opie Cunningham?"
Rezny@gmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
Rezny@gmail.com
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 20, 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,626
Default

And,I forgot:He was also on ABC's short-lived show with the late Henry Fonda called "The Smith Family",(1971-1972),as his son,and the episodes of "M*A*S*H"(in the Col.Blake years) and "The Waltons".This was BEFORE "American Graffiti" and "Happy Days".Anyone remember these?
Rezny@gmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2010, 11:25 PM   #3
70s show watcher
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2008
Location: between point place and studio 8 h
Posts: 4,232
Default

he was also in a disney movie called smoke
70s show watcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2010, 11:59 PM   #4
Marvo301
I'm NOT a Blockhead!
Forum Veteran
 
Marvo301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2002
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 21,044
Cool

He was in the movie "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" that the Bill Bixby/Brandon Cruz TV series was based on.
__________________
Only a life lived for others is worth living. Albert Einstein

A life isn't worth living unless it has impact on other lives. Jackie Robinson

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin
Marvo301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 12:54 AM   #5
catlover79
God Bless Val
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229
Cool

I think Ron did an AWESOME job in the 1981 TV movie Bitter Harvest, which I believe is one of the first projects he worked on after leaving Happy Days. Here's the story:

http://generationxmovies.blogspot.co...r-harvest.html

I also liked him in the 1977 comedy/adventure flick, Grand Theft Auto. His love interest was played by Nancy Morgan (aka the first Mrs. John Ritter), and other cast members included Paul Linke (Grossman on CHiPS) and Mrs. C herself, Marion Ross. This was actually RH's first movie as a director, and he had a hand in writing the screenplay as well. He also participates in the commentary track on the 25th anniversary edition DVD.

http://thefilmnest.com/2009/05/first...nd-theft-auto/
Attached Images
    
__________________
"Jesus loves you and He approves this message."

"I'm alive. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to live every moment as much as I can." - Valerie Harper, March 2013
catlover79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 11:49 PM   #6
70s show watcher
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2008
Location: between point place and studio 8 h
Posts: 4,232
Default

he was also in a 1976 car chase flick called eat my dust i remember going to the drive in with my family to see that one
70s show watcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 12:10 AM   #7
Marvo301
I'm NOT a Blockhead!
Forum Veteran
 
Marvo301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2002
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 21,044
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by rrezny@usnetizen
And,I forgot:He was also on ABC's short-lived show with the late Henry Fonda called "The Smith Family",(1971-1972),as his son,and the episodes of "M*A*S*H"(in the Col.Blake years) and "The Waltons".This was BEFORE "American Graffiti" and "Happy Days".Anyone remember these?
I remember that episode of M*A*S*H where Ron played a 16 year old who used his brothers ID to enlist in the Army so he could win a medal and impress his ex girlfriend and hopefully win her back. I also remember his episode of The Waltons where he played Jason's friend who was diagnosed with luekemia and eventually passed away.
Marvo301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 12:23 PM   #8
comedyfreak
Cheers!
Forum Veteran
 
comedyfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 14, 2005
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 10,881
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by catlover79
I think Ron did an AWESOME job in the 1981 TV movie Bitter Harvest, which I believe is one of the first projects he worked on after leaving Happy Days. Here's the story:

http://generationxmovies.blogspot.co...r-harvest.html

I also liked him in the 1977 comedy/adventure flick, Grand Theft Auto. His love interest was played by Nancy Morgan (aka the first Mrs. John Ritter), and other cast members included Paul Linke (Grossman on CHiPS) and Mrs. C herself, Marion Ross. This was actually RH's first movie as a director, and he had a hand in writing the screenplay as well. He also participates in the commentary track on the 25th anniversary edition DVD.

http://thefilmnest.com/2009/05/first...nd-theft-auto/
Great info I'll have to rent these they should be a hoot.
__________________
www.facebook.com/comedyfreak
comedyfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 01:11 PM   #9
catlover79
God Bless Val
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by comedyfreak
Great info I'll have to rent these they should be a hoot.
I'm not sure if Bitter Harvest is available. I saw it on TV the first time and bought it on ioffer. Then again, you may want to check your library, Amazon, etc. Bitter Harvest is a very sad and serious movie - and may be even more relevant today than it was back in 1981.

On the other hand, Grand Theft Auto is just a fun car chase movie - great for a lazy weekend afternoon. The commentary track is just as fun.
catlover79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #10
comedyfreak
Cheers!
Forum Veteran
 
comedyfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 14, 2005
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 10,881
Default

I'll look it up on my Netflix, thanks.
comedyfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 06:19 PM   #11
catlover79
God Bless Val
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by comedyfreak
I'll look it up on my Netflix, thanks.
No problemo!!
catlover79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 09:41 PM   #12
treky
star trek fan
Forum Veteran
 
treky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 25, 2002
Location: Conshohocken, pennsylvania
Posts: 12,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 70s show watcher
he was also in a 1976 car chase flick called eat my dust i remember going to the drive in with my family to see that one
"GRAND THEFT AUTO" was a sequel to that.
__________________
the Clampetts are in a fancy Beverly Hills jewelry store.

Granny: "How much fer one o' them red diamonds?"
clerk: "Madam, those are rubies."
Granny: "OK ask her kin we buy one offa her."
clerk: " The ruby I am talking about is not a lady."
Granny: "Lissen, how she got them diamonds is her business. I'm just sayin' ask her kin we buy one from her."
treky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 10:36 PM   #13
catlover79
God Bless Val
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by treky
"GRAND THEFT AUTO" was a sequel to that.
Wow, I didn't know that (but then again, I never saw Eat My Dust. ).
catlover79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 11:24 PM   #14
JamesG
Freakshow
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
 
JamesG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 01, 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 39,867
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by catlover79
I also liked him in the 1977 comedy/adventure flick, Grand Theft Auto. His love interest was played by Nancy Morgan (aka the first Mrs. John Ritter), and other cast members included Paul Linke (Grossman on CHiPS) and Mrs. C herself, Marion Ross. This was actually RH's first movie as a director, and he had a hand in writing the screenplay as well. He also participates in the commentary track on the 25th anniversary edition DVD.
Another piece of trivia is that the Grand Theft Auto film is the reason why they can't make a movie based off of the Grand Theft Auto video game series.


Trademark issues with the name prevents the release of a Grand Theft Auto movie. It also prevents FOX from releasing a video game of their own based off of the old movie; but that scenario seems unlikely anyway.


They could get around it by calling it 'GTA' but there hasn't been talk of a movie for a while.
JamesG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2010, 01:27 AM   #15
catlover79
God Bless Val
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,229
Default

^ I never knew that, either. Boy, you really do learn something new every day!!
catlover79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.