Fawcett did not have an easy transition into mainstream theatrical releases. Her first film was Love is a Funny Thing in 1969. Later Farrah was to have a co-star billing with Chevy Chase playing the part Goldie Hawn played in Foul Play but because of the legal battle after exiting Charlie's Angels Farrah was out. Farrah's first three films after leaving Angels: Somebody Killed Her Husband, SUNBURN and Saturn 3, did not help her with critics or audiences. It was not until a string of television films boosted her as an actor with grit and capability that Fawcett found better work in film such as EXTREMITIES, See You in the Morning and The Apostle.
Love is a Funny Thing
Un homme qui me plaît
A composer (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and a French film star (Annie Girardot), each married to another, fall in love in America and have an affair. With Farrah Fawcett as Patricia.
Initial release: December 3, 1969 (France)
Director: Claude Lelouch
Music composed by: Francis Lai
Screenplay: Claude Pinoteau, Pierre Uytterhoeven
Producers: Claude Lelouch, Alexandre Mnouchkine, Georges Dancigers
In the year 2274, young residents enjoy an idyllic, hedonistic lifestyle with a general belief that when each person turns 30, they are reincarnated. Those who flee become "runners" and flee to a hidden sanctuary. When law enforcement officer Logan (Michael York) goes undercover to locate the refuge, he winds up instead trying to initiate a revolution with runner Jessica (Jenny Agutter).
Release date: June 23, 1976 (USA) Director: Michael Anderson
Somebody Killed Her Husband
A Macy's toy clerk (Jeff Bridges) and his Manhattan lover (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) find her husband with a kitchen knife in his back.
Dekker, an insurance investigator, is hired to probe a $5 million claim on a wealthy industrialist killed in Acapulco. He hires Ellie, a naïve but beautiful model to pose as his wife and soon discovers a web of international intrigue.
THE CANNONBALL RUN
From Widpedia The Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett, and was directed by Hal Needham. It was produced by Hong Kong's Golden Harvest films. There were two sequels, 1984's Cannonball Run II and 1989's Speed Zone! The latter was also known as Cannonball Fever.
The Box Office
The film earned $72,179,579. According to the Box Office Mojo web site, Cannonball Run was the sixth-highest grossing film of 1981, behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, On Golden Pond, Superman II, Arthur and Stripes.