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Title: 1980

1980s Movies
1980 Openings
  • Ordinary People Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler
    Moore, Timothy Hutton
  • Coal Miners Daughter Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee
  • The Elephant Man Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

Ordinary People
  • Teen-aged brothers and best friends Buck and
    Conrad Jarrett were involved in a boating
    accident which claimed Buck's life. Shortly
    thereafter, Conrad tried to commit suicide. After
    a four month hospitalization, Conrad is back in
    his upper middle class suburban Chicago home with
    his parents, Calvin and Beth Jarrett. The
    Jarretts collectively are publicly trying to get
    on with their lives, Conrad who is back at high
    school in his senior year partaking in his old
    activities such as the swim team and choir. But
    things in the Jarrett household are not all
    right. Although stating he is unsure why he
    decides to do so, Conrad restarts his psychiatric
    therapy outside of the hospital with a Dr.
    Berger. This therapy may be able to uncover the
    reasons for the Jarrett's collective unhappiness,
    and leads each to examine not only the overall
    family dynamic but the individual relationships
    with each of the other two. Written by Huggo

Coal Miners Daughter
  • At only thirteen years of age, Loretta Webb
    marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible
    for a sizeable family. Loretta appears destined
    to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognizes
    his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar
    as an anniversary present one year. This gift
    sets Loretta Lynn on the grueling, tumultuous
    path to country music greatness.

The Elephant Man
  • Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a
    19th-century Englishman afflicted with a
    disfiguring congenital disease. With the help of
    kindly Dr. Frederick Treves, Merrick attempts to
    regain the dignity he lost after years spent as a
    side-show freak. Written by Scott Renshaw

  • Raging Bull Robert De Niro
  • The Empire Strikes Back Mark Hamill, Carrie
    Fisher, Harrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams
  • Urban Cowboy John Travolta, Debra Winger

Urban Cowboy
  • Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city
    to visit his uncle. He starts hanging out at
    Gilley's, owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He
    takes a job at the refinery where his uncle
    works. He also meets Sissy, a cowgirl, and they
    fall in love and suddenly get married. And then
    their marriage is shattered when Bud sees Sissy
    allegedly seeing con man Wes, who teaches her how
    to ride the mechanical bull...and plans to rob
    Gilley's. When a bull-riding contest is
    announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the
    contest and save his marriage to Sissy?

Raging Bull
  • When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and
    obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter.
    But when he treats his family and friends the
    same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go
    off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his
    family's love, something always seems to come
    between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of
    paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped
    make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up
    in the ring alone. Written by alfiehitchie

The Empire Strikes Back
  • Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the rebels
    abandon their new base on Hoth. Princess Leia,
    Han Solo and the droids R2-D2 and C-3P0 escape in
    the damaged Millenium Falcon, but are later
    captured by Lord Darth Vader on Bespin.
    Skywalker, meanwhile, follows Ben Kenobi's
    posthumous command and receives Jedi training by
    Yoda on Dagobah. Will Skywalker manage to rescue
    his friends from the dark lord? Written by James

  • Private Benjamin Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan
  • Airplane Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves
  • The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

Private Benjamin
  • When her husband dies in the wedding night Judy
    decides to join the army. What looks like a bad
    decision at first, turns out not so bad at all.
    That is, until her superior makes sexual
    advances. She is transferred to NATO headquarters
    in Europe and (re)meets the Frenchman Henri. Judy
    and Henri decide to marry, but will they ?
    Written by Berend Meijer

  • This is a spoof of the airport disaster movies.
    When the crew of an airplane are struck by some
    form of virus, the fate of the passengers depends
    on an ex-war pilot who is the only one able to
    land the plane safely! The passengers represent a
    selection of interesting wacky characters who
    seem to take every word for its literal meaning.
    Written by Sami Al-Taher

The Shining
  • A novelist - Jack Torrance take a job interview
    as winter caretaker of the isolated, old, huge
    and beautiful Overlook Hotel. In the interview,
    Jack is told by the manager himself, that the
    previous caretaker - Grady, chopped his family
    and later killed himself with a shotgun. Ignoring
    the story, Jack brings his wife - Wendy and his
    son Danny. It happens that Danny, has a
    mysterious power known as "The Shining" that
    shows him things from the past and future. Some
    of the visions come from Tony - "the little boy
    who lives in Danny's mouth". Danny meets
    Hallorann - the hotel cook in their first day
    arriving at the Overlook, who also has this
    "Shining" and he warns him about the hotel and
    the sinister Room 237. As the days go by, Danny
    has visions of previous guests and employees who
    died at the hotel years before, meanwhile Jack
    starts driving into insanity, turning more and
    more aggressive, at the point that Danny and
    Wendy gets convinced that Jack might try to do
    the same thing, Grady did. Written by matheus

Top Box Office Stars
  • Burt Reynolds, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood,
    Jane Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Sally
    Field, Sissy Spacek, Barbra Streisand, Steve

1981 Openings
  • Chariots of Fire Ben Cross, Ian Charleson
  • Reds Diane Keaton, Warren Beatty, Jack
  • On Golden Pond Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn,
    Jane Fonda

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Karen
  • Arthur Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John
  • Superman II Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman,
    Margot Kidder

Chariots of Fire
  • The story, told in flashback, of two young
    British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924
    Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs
    because he knows it must please God. Harold, the
    son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place
    in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race,
    Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to
    prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is
    scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite
    pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise
    is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete
    in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their
    respective races and go on to achieve fame as
    missionary and businessman/athletic advocate,
    respectively. Written by Joe Jurca

  • Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at
    any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast
    fortune which he is told will only be his if he
    marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she
    will make something of him the family expects.
    Arthur proposes but then meets a girl with no
    money who he could easily fall in love with.
    Written by John Vogel

Superman II
  • Picking up where "Superman The Movie" left off,
    three criminals from the planet Krypton are
    released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear
    explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where
    they could finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is
    in love with Lois Lane, who finds out who he
    really is. Lex Luthor escapes from prison and is
    determined to destroy Superman by joining forces
    with the three criminals. Written by Keith Howley

Top Box Office Stars
  • Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Dudley Moore,
    Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Alan
    Alda, Bo Derek, Goldie Hawn, Bill Murray

1982 Openings
  • Gandhi Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud
  • Tootsie Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange
  • The Verdict Paul Newman
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Henry Thomas, Drew

  • Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who
    became the famed leader of the Indian revolts
    against the British through his philosophy of
    non-violent protest

  • Elliot is your normal boy, until one day, when he
    meets a little lost alien. Elliot decides to keep
    the alien, in which he gives the name E.T. Elliot
    works with E.T. in trying to find him a way to
    get back home. Elliot must make the difficult
    sacrifice. Whether to help his new friend or to
    lose him? Whatever the decision is, Elliot must
    keep him hidden, as someone else is out to look
    for him. Written by simon

The Verdict
  • Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer,
    reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former
    associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his
    obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he
    himself served to Galvin on a silver platter all
    parties willing to settle out of court.
    Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he
    suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case
    should go to court to punish the guilty, to get
    a decent settlement for his clients, and to
    restore his standing as a lawyer. Written by
    Murray Chapman

  • Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an
    impossible reputation. In order to find work and
    fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman,
    Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime
    drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role
    and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels,
    captivating women all around the city and
    inspiring them to break free from the control of
    men and become more like Dorsey's initial
    identity. This newfound role, however, lands
    Dorsey in a hot spot between a female
    friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love
    with, that co-star's father who falls in love
    with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his
    affection. Written by Bryan Kuniyoshi

  • Victor/Victoria Julie Andrews, James Garner,
    Robert Preston
  • An Officer and a Gentleman Richard Gere, Debra
  • Poltergeist JoBeth Williams, Heather O-Rourke

An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for
    Navy Flight School. He is a Navy brat who has a
    bad attitude problem. GySgt Foley is there to
    train and evaluate him and will clearly find Zack
    wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little
    beyond family and must decide what it is he wants
    to do with his life. Written by John Vogel

  • Sophies Choice Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline
  • Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan William
    Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
  • 48 Hours Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte

Sophies Choice
  • Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration
    camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan,
    a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed
    with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the
    movie's narrator, a young American writer new to
    New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and
    Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his
    obsessions. Written by Reid Gagle

  • Conan the Barbarian Arnold Schwarzeneggar
  • Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Mr. T

Rocky III
  • Boxer Rocky Balboa enjoys the wealth he has as
    world-champion. He only fights against easy
    opponents. Then he is challenged by the arrogant
    Clubber Lang. Rocky accepts the challenge to
    proove once more that there is only one
    world-champion. But Lang wins and becomes the new
    champion. Nobody believes in Rocky anymore,
    except one man former world-champion Appolo
    Creed. And Creed tries to the stimulate his
    fighting spirit and get Rocky back in top-form.
    Written by R. Kessen

Top Box Office Stars
  • Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Sylvester
    Stallone, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Dolly
    Parton, Jane Fonda, Richard Gere, Paul Newman,
    Harrison Ford

  • Terms of Endearment Shirley MacLaine, Debra
    Winger, Jack Nicholson
  • The Big Chill Tom Berenger, Glenn Close,
    William Hurt, Kevin Kline, JoBeth Williams, Jeff

Terms of Endearment
  • Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march
    to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's
    marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving
    she can be. The movie covers several years of
    their lives as each finds different reasons to go
    on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with
    Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next
    door neighbor are quite striking. In the end,
    different people show their love in very
    different ways. Written by John Vogel

The Big Chill
  • A seminal Thirty-Something movie in which a group
    of old college friends who are now all grown up
    and hardened by the big wide world come together
    for the funeral of Alex, a barely glimpsed
    corpse, who was at one time the brightest and the
    best of them, and yet who never managed to
    achieve half as much as any of the others. The
    friends use the occasion to reacquaint themselves
    with each other and to speculate as to what
    happened to their idealism which had been
    abundant when they were younger. Written by Mark

  • Return of the Jedi Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford,
    Carrie Fisher
  • Flashdance Jennifer Beals
  • Mr. Mom Michael Keaton
  • Yentl Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin

  • Alex Owens is a female dynamo steel worker by
    day, exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get
    into a real dance company, though, and with
    encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may
    get her chance. The city of Pittsburgh co-stars.
    What a feeling! Written by Stewart M. Clamen

Mr. Mom
  • Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent
    living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They
    agree that he should stay at home and look after
    the house while Caroline works. It's just that
    he's never done it before, and really doesn't
    have a clue... Written by Murray Chapman

Return of the Jedi
  • Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new,
    indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo
    has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent
    R2D2 and C3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia
    - disguised as a bounty hunter - and Chewbacca go
    along as well. The final battle takes place on
    the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants,
    the Ewoks, lending a hand to the rebels. Will
    Darth Vader and the dark side overcome the rebels
    and take over the universe ? Written by Colin

  • War Games Matthew Broderick

War Games
  • A young computer whizz kid accidentally connects
    into a top secret super-computer which has
    complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
    It challenges him to a game between America and
    Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to
    World War 3. Can he convince the computer he
    wanted to play a game and not the real thing ?
    Written by Colin Tinto

Top Box Office Stars
  • Clint Eastwood, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone,
    Burt Reynolds, John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman,
    Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Chevy Chase, Tom

1984 Openings
  • Amadeus F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce
  • The Killing Fields Sam Waterston, Haing S Ngor
  • Places in the Heart Sally Field, John Malkovich

  • Antonio Salieri believes that Mozart's music is
    divine. He wishes he was himself as good a
    musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord
    through composing. But he can't understand why
    God favored Mozart, such a vulgar creature, to be
    his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an
    enemy of God whose greatness was evident in
    Mozart. He is set to take revenge. Written by
    Khaled Salem

Places in the Heart
  • Edna Spalding finds herself alone and broke on a
    small farm in the midst of the Great Depression
    when her husband the Sheriff is killed in an
    accident. A wandering black man, Moses, helps her
    to plant cotten to try and keep her farm and her
    kids together. She also takes on a blind border,
    Mr. Will, who lost his sight in the first World
    War. She must endure storms and harsh labor to
    try and make her mortage payment on time. Written
    by Susan Southall

  • Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy
  • Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison

Beverly Hills Cop
  • Axel Foley is a Detroit cop who after the murder
    of his friend travels to California to
    investigate and track down the killer, who he
    believes operate an arts dealership as a cover in
    Beverly Hills. He teams up with two reluctant
    detectives from the Beverly Hills police force
    who were supposed to keep a watch on him,
    especially after seeing Foley's different
    approach to tackling the situations which is not
    acceptable by the chief of the local police.
    Written by Sami Al-Taher

  • Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their
    cushy positions at a university in New York City
    where they studied the occult. They decide to set
    up shop in an old firehouse and become
    Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits,
    haunts, and poltergeists for money. They
    wise-crack their way through the city, and
    stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one
    which will release untold evil upon the city. The
    Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple.
    Written by Greg Bole

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Set in 1935, a professor, archaeologist, and
    legendary hero by the name of Indiana Jones is
    back in action in his newest adventure. But this
    time he teams up with a night club singer named
    Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott and a twelve-year-old
    boy named Short Round. They end up in an Indian
    small distressed village, where the people
    believe that evil spirits have taken all their
    children away after a sacred precious stone was
    stolen! They also discovered the great mysterious
    terror surrounding a booby-trapped temple known
    as the Temple of Doom! Thuggee is beginning to
    attempt to rise once more, believing that with
    the power of all five Sankara stones they can
    rule the world! Now, it's all up to Indiana to
    put an end to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the
    lost children, win the girl and conquer the
    Temple of Doom. Written by Anthony Pereyra

  • The Natural Robert Redford
  • Romancing the Stone Michael Douglas, Kathleen
  • The Terminator Arnold Schwarzeneggar
  • The Karate Kid Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki (Pat)

The Natural
  • An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs
    with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to
    take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of
    the league in this magical sports fantasy. With
    the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck
    tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had
    earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is
    inexplicably shot by a young woman. Written by
    Keith Loh

The Terminator
  • A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly
    mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young
    woman whose life will have a great significance
    in years to come. Sarah has only one protector -
    Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The
    Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and
    strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to
    stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ?
    Written by Colin Tinto

The Karate Kid
  • Daniel and his mother move from New Jersy to
    California. She has a wonderful new job but
    Daniel discovers that a dark haired Italian boy
    with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond
    surfer crowd, especially when he tries to date
    one of their girl friends. Daniel manages to talk
    his way out of some fights but is finally
    cornered by several who belong to the same karate
    school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating
    he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardner leap into the
    fray and save him by outfighting a half dozen
    teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel find the real
    motivator behind the boys' violent attitude is
    the their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to
    teach Daniel to fight and arranges a fight at a
    karate contest some months off. When his training
    begins, Daniel can't understand what he is being
    shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having
    Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching
    him Karate. Written by John Vogel

Top Box Office Stars
  • Clint Eastwood, Bill Murray, Harrison Ford, Eddie
    Murphy, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Robert
    Redford, Prince, Dan Aykroyd, Meryle Streep

  • Out of Africa Robert Redford, Meryl Streep
  • The Color Purple Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey
  • Prizzis Honor Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner

Out of Africa
  • Karen Blixen, a Danish woman, marries a friend
    for the title of Baroness and they move to Africa
    and start a coffee plantation. Things unfold when
    her husband begins cheating on her and is away on
    business often, so she's at home alone, working
    on the farm and bonding with two men she met in
    her first day in Africa. She eventually falls in
    love with the one, Denys Finch-Hatton and goes on
    safari and whatnot with him. Later, she begins to
    want more from him than the simple
    friendship/relationship they have and pushes
    marriage, but Denys still wants his freedom. By
    the end, she's gained a much better understanding
    and respect for the African culture than when she
    came. Written by KKaliforniApril22

The Color Purple
  • This film follows the life of Celie, a young
    black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The
    first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant
    - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30
    years of her tough life... Written by Colin Tinto

Prizzis Honor
  • Charley Partanna is a hit-man who works for the
    Prizzis, one of the richest crime syndicate
    families in the country. Unbeknownst to
    Charley,the Prizzis just hired Irene Walker, a
    free-lance killer, to eliminate someone who
    double-crossed them. When Irene and Charley fall
    in love their jobs become complicated. Their jobs
    become impossible when each is given a contract
    that neither can go through with. Written by Tiff

  • Witness Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis
  • Back to the Future Michael J. Fox
  • Cocoon Con Ameche, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

  • Young Amish widow Rachel Lapp is taking her young
    son Samuel to Philadelphia for the first time.
    While in a washroom at the train station, Samuel
    sees two men savagely murder a third. The
    detective assigned to the homicide case is Det.
    John Book who informs them that the murdered man
    was a police officer. It isn't long before the
    young boy fingers Philadelphia narcotics officer
    McFee as the murderer. Book soon discovers that
    McFee was involved in the theft of something
    called P2P, an ingredient used in the making of
    methamphetamine. Shortly after Book tells his
    boss this information, McFee comes after Book and
    wounds him in a shootout. Book determines that
    the best way to avoid detection is to blend in
    with the Amish community, which he does, working
    with them on their farms and helping with
    building a new barn. But the corrupt cops Book
    has exposed are determined to keep their dirty
    work a secret, and they come looking for Book
    Samuel to silence them for good.... Written by
    Derek O'Cain

Back to the Future
  • It is the year 1985. Marty McFly, a mild-mannered
    high school student, stopped by Dr. Emmett L.
    Brown's laboratory to play around with an
    amplifier. Then he receives a message from Doc
    that he needs help from him for Doc's latest
    invention, a time machine made out of a DeLorean
    sports car that can travel through time
    instantaneously when it reaches a speed velocity
    of 88 MPH. Then, Doc was gunned down by Libyan
    Nationalists, Marty makes an effort to escape
    from the Lybians by using the time machine. Then
    Marty accidentally warps himself into 1955. Where
    he meets both of his parents when they were
    teenagers, then Marty unintentionally interrupts
    his parent's first meeting together, he then
    finds a younger version of Doc and together they
    try to find a way to get Marty's parents-to-be
    back together, and to get Marty back to 1985.
    Written by John Wiggins

  • Meet Art, Ben and Joe. Three simple, aging senior
    citizens who like to swim in an unguarded
    swimming pool next door from the old folks home
    they live in. So one day when they go swimming,
    they feel energized and "ready to take on the
    world!" What they don't know is that the pool was
    recently bought by four alien Antereans incognito
    as humans. Art, Ben, Joe and their friends soon
    discover this and offer to help the Antereans
    return the cocoons back to Antarea and as a
    reward, they offer something magnificent. Written
    by Dylan Self

  • Rambo First Blood Part II Sylvester Stallone
  • The Breakfast Club Molly Ringwald, Anthony
    Michael Hall
  • Desperately Seeking Susan Rosanna Arquette,

Rambo First Blood Part II
  • John Rambo is removed from prison by his former
    superior, Colonel Samuel Troutman, for a
    top-secret operation to bring back POW's still
    held in Vietnam. Rambo's assignment is to only
    take pictures of where the POWs are being held,
    but Rambo wants to get the POWs out of Vietnam.
    Teamed up with female Vietnamese freedom fighter
    Co Bao, Rambo embarks on a mission to rescue the
    POWs, who are being held by sadistic Vietnamese
    Captain Vinh and his Russian comrade, Lieutenant
    Colonel Padovsky. Rambo falls in love with Co
    Bao, and when Co Bao is killed by Captain Vinh,
    Rambo wants revenge, so he starts killing every
    enemy in sight while still focusing on his
    intentions to rescue the POWs. There are also
    corrupt American officials involved in the
    mission, including Marshall Murdock, one of
    Rambo's superiors. Written by Todd Baldridge

The Breakfast Club
  • The plot follows five students at fictional
    Shermer High School in the widely used John
    Hughes setting of Shermer, Illinois (a fictitious
    suburb of Chicago based on Hughes' hometown of
    Northbrook, Illinois, which was originally called
    Shermerville Shermer is a street in Northbrook,
    and the school in Northbrook, Glenbrook North
    High School is on Shermer), as they report for
    Saturday detention on March 24, 1984. While not
    complete strangers, the five teenagers are all
    from a different clique or social group John
    Bender (Judd Nelson) "The Criminal" Claire
    Standish (Molly Ringwald) "The Princess" Brian
    Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall) "The Brain" Andy
    Clark (Emilio Estévez) "The Athlete" and Allison
    Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) "The Basket Case".

Top Box Office Stars
  • Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, Clint Eastwood,
    Michael J. Fox, Chevy Chase, Arnold Schwarneggar,
    Chuck Norris, Harrison Ford, Michael Douglas,
    Meryl Streep

  • Platoon Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe
  • A Room with a View Maggie Smith, Denholm
  • Hannah and Her Sisters Mia Farrow, Woody Allen,
    Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine

  • Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives
    up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam.
    Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his
    presence is quite nonessential, and is considered
    insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has
    not fought for as long as the rest of them and
    felt the effects of combat. Chris has two
    commanding officers, the ill-tempered and
    indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and
    the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias
    Grodin. A line is drawn between the two officers
    and a number of men in the platoon when an
    illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As
    the war continues, Chris himself draws towards
    psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for
    survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two
    battles, the conflict with the enemy and the
    conflict between the men within his platoon.
    Written by Jeremy Thomson

Hannah and Her Sisters
  • During a Thanksgiving Day party we make
    aquaintance with a numerous and problematic
    family. The leading characters are three sisters
    Lee, the woman of Frederick, an old misanthrope
    painter Holly, who dreams of becoming a writer,
    or an actress, or who knows who... Hannah,
    famous actress, beautiful, intelligent, good
    mother, good wife, good sister, in short perfect,
    the pivot of the family. The balance begins to
    break up when Hannah's husband, Elliot, falls in
    love with Lee, who leaves Frederick. Holly goes
    through a deep crisis and meets Mickey, the
    former husband of Hannah, a hypochondriac TV
    producer. The affairs evolve and at the last
    Thanksgiving ... Written by Maurizio Semolic

A Room with a View
  • Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman, makes her
    first visit to Florence, Italy in the early
    1900's. There, she meets a quiet yet eccentric
    young man named George Emerson. Upon her return
    to England, Lucy must decide whether to follow
    through with her marriage to her stotic fiance,
    Cecil, or follow her heart and her growing
    attraction to George. Written by Liza Esser

  • Children of a Lesser God Marlee Matlin, William
  • The Color of Money Paul Newman, Tom Cruise
  • Peggy Sue Got Married Kathleen Turner

Children of a Lesser God
  • James is a new speech teacher at a school for the
    deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to
    stay on at the school rather than venture into
    the big bad world. She shuns him at first,
    refusing to read his lips and only using signs.
    Will her feelings change over time? Written by
    Colin Tinto

The Color of Money
  • Pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson finds the young,
    promising pool player Vincent in a local bar and
    he sees in him a younger version of himself. To
    try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers
    to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. After some
    hesitations Vincent accepts and Eddie takes him
    and Vincent's girlfriend Carmen on a tour through
    the country to work the pool halls. However,
    Vincent's tendency to show off his talent and by
    doing so warning off the players and losing
    money, soon leads to a confrontation with Eddie.
    Written by Leon Wolters

Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Peggy Sue was one of the most popular girls in
    high school, enjoying life with her friends and
    her boyfriend Charlie. It was the typical high
    school dream, until she finds herself married to
    Charlie and becomming a young mother. However,
    her life takes a serious turn, leaving her
    depressed and facing divorce when Charlie runs
    off with another woman. At her high school
    reunion, Peggy Sue faints and wakes up back in
    high school. Despite her confusion about what has
    happened and how to get back to her own time,
    Peggy realizes that she has a chance to start her
    life over, to avoid her depression and her
    marriage to Charlie. However, just because she
    knows the future, does that mean she can really
    avoid it? Written by Lex

  • Aliens Sigourney Weaver
  • Crimes of the Heart Jessica Lange, Sissy
    Spacek, Diane Keaton
  • Ruthless People Bette Midler, Danny DeVito

  • After colonist, Ellen Ripley survived her
    disastrous ordeal. Nobody believed her story
    about the "Aliens" being on the planet LV-426.
    However, approximately 50 years later, the colony
    on LV-426 was completely destroyed. The
    government has decided to send Ripley out of
    cryostasis and to aid a team of tough, rugged
    space marines into the desolate planet to find
    out if there are aliens, or survivors. But, what
    Ripley will begin to realize that her worst
    nightmare is about to come true. Written by John

Crimes of the Heart
  • Three sisters with quite different personalities
    and lives reunite when the youngest of them,
    Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest
    sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather
    and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who
    tries to make it in Hollywood as a
    singer/actress, has had a wild life filled with
    many men. Their reunion causes much joy, but also
    many tensions. Written by Leon Wolters

  • Crocodile Dundee Paul Hogan
  • Top Gun Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis
  • Stand by Me Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix

Crocodile Dundee
  • Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is an Australian
    crocodile hunter who lives in the Australian
    outback and runs a safari business with his
    trusted friend and mentor Walter Reilly. After
    surviving a crocodile attack, a New York
    journalist named Sue arrives to interview Mick
    about how he survived and learns more about the
    crocodile hunter. After saving Sue from a
    crocodile, Sue invites Mick to visit New York
    City, since Mick has never been to a city. Mick
    finds the culture and life in New York City a lot
    different than his home and he finds himself
    falling in love with Sue. Written by Daniel

Top Gun
  • Maverick is a hot pilot. When he encounters a
    pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman
    is clearly outflown and freaks. On almost no
    fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to
    the Carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings,
    Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to
    the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights
    the attitudes of the other pilots and an old
    story of his father's death in combat that killed
    others due to his father's error. Maverick
    struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the
    toes of his other students and in a different way
    to Charlie, a civilian instructor to whom he is
    strongly attracted. Written by John Vogel

Stand By Me
  • Based on Stephen King's Short story "The Body",
    "Stand By Me" tells the tale of Gordie Lachance,
    a writer who looks back on his preteen days when
    he and three close friends went on their own
    adventure to find the body of a kid their age who
    had gone missing and presumed dead. The stakes
    are upped when the bad kids in town are closely
    tailing - and it becomes a race to see who'll be
    able to recover the body first. Written by Dismal

Top Box Office Stars
  • Tom Cruise, Eddie Murphy, Paul Hogan, Rodney
    Dangerfield, Bette Midler, Sylvester Stallone,
    Clint Eastwood, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner,
    Paul Newman

1987 Openings
  • The Last Emperor John Lone
  • Fatal Attraction Michael Douglas, Glenn Close
  • Moonstruck Cher, Nicholas Cage
  • Wall Street Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen

The Last Emperor
  • A biography of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at
    the age of three was named the Emperor of China,
    and dies as a gardener at the Botanical Gardens
    of Peking. Told in an interesting
    flashback/flashforward style, we learn of Pu Yi's
    childhood, the time he spent imprisoned in the
    Forbidden City, his term as the emperor of Japans
    Manchuguo, and his eventual release back to
    public life in 1959. Written by Colin Tinto

Fatal Attraction
  • Happily married New York lawyer Dan Callagher has
    an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two
    enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are
    away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she
    will stop at nothing to have him for herself.
    Just how far will she go to get what she wants?.
    Written by Sami Al-Taher

  • Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her
    late 30s whose husband died several years earlier
    in a bus accident, decides it's time to get
    married again. So she accepts the proposal of a
    nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri.
    Loretta is convinced her first marriage was
    cursed because she and her husband had gotten
    married at City Hall this time, she's determined
    to do things right, even as she admits to her
    mother, Rose, that she's not really in love with
    Johnny. (To which Rose replies "Good. When you
    love them, they drive you crazy, 'cause they know
    they can." Rose speaks from rueful experience
    she suspects, with good reason, that her husband,
    Cosmo, is cheating on her.) Loretta is convinced
    that marrying Johnny is the safe and sure thing
    to do - until she meets his estranged younger
    brother Ronny, who tends the ovens in a
    neighborhood bakery. Loretta discovers that in
    startling contrast to the pleasant, mild-mannered
    Johnny, Ronny is moody and passionate what
    follow are complications worthy of a comic opera.
    Written by Eugene Kim

Wall Street
  • Bud Fox is a Wall Street stockbroker in early
    1980's New York with a strong desire to get to
    the top. Working for his firm during the day, he
    spends his spare time working an on angle with
    the high-powered, extremely successful (but
    ruthless and greedy) broker Gordon Gekko. Fox
    finally meets with Gekko, who takes the youth
    under his wing and explains his philosophy that
    "Greed is Good". Taking the advice and working
    closely with Gekko, Fox soon finds himself swept
    into a world of "yuppies", shady business deals,
    the "good life", fast money, and fast women
    something which is at odds with his family
    including his estranged father and the
    blue-collared way Fox was brought up. Written by
    Murray Chapman

  • Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams
  • The Untouchables Kevin Costner, Sean Connery
  • Baby Boom Diane Keaton
  • Three Men and a Baby Tom Selleck, Steve
    Guttenberg, Ted Danson

Good Morning, Vietnam
  • A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to
    Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He
    turns the studio on it's ear and becomes wildly
    popular with the troops but runs afoul of the
    middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough.
    While he is off the air, he tries to meet
    Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have
    brushes with the real war that never appears on
    the radio. Written by John Vogel

The Untouchables
  • Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in
    Chicago and is deternimed to take down Al Capone
    but he learns that it's not going to be easy,
    because Capone has the police in his pocket. But
    Ness meets Jimmy Malone a veteran patrolman and
    probably the most honorable one in the force. He
    asks Malone to help him get Capone but Malone
    warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is
    going to war. They recruit academy cadet, George
    Stone and Treasury agent Oscar Wallace, who is
    also an accountant, who wants to prosecute Capone
    for tax evasion. When they make headway, Capone
    tries to get them but they are untouchable.
    Written by rcs0411

Three Men and a Baby
  • Three bachelor friends - architect Peter, artist
    Michael, and actor Jack are sharing an apartment
    in Manhattan. After Jack goes filming in Turkey
    his two flatmates find his baby daughter - which
    Jack doesn't know about - left outside their
    door. The two are left to look after the baby,
    and realise how difficult this can be. How would
    this baby change the life style of these
    confirmed bachelors? Written by Sami Al-Taher

Baby Boom
  • J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business
    woman known around town as the "tiger lady." She
    gets news of an inheritance from a relative from
    another country and off the bat she suspects it's
    money. Well it's not money, it's a baby girl. At
    first she doesn't accept until the lady that
    gives the baby to her has to catch her flight.
    J.C. is now stuck with an annoying baby girl. Her
    boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living
    with them and he leaves her. J.C. has enough of
    it and takes her to meet a family ready to adopt
    her. She leaves but hears the baby cry while
    walking away and has to go back. The baby is too
    attached to her now and won't let her go. Later,
    her baby gets into mischief which causes her to
    get fired. Now, she sets her eyes on an old two
    story cottage in Vermont to get out of the New
    York life. When she arrives, the house needs more
    help than originally thought. She gets bored one
    snowy day and decides to make apple sauce. Her
    baby loves it and she decides to sell it. Pretty
    soon everyone wants some of the baby apple sauce.
    J.C. hits it big and falls in love with a local
    veterinarian. Was this fate or destiny? Written
    by Kyle

Top Box Office Stars
  • Eddie Murphy, Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox,
    Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Paul Hogan, Tom Cruise,
    Glenn Close, Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Mel Gibson

  • Gorillas in the Mist Sigourney Weaver
  • Mississippi Burning Gene Hackman, Willem Defoe
  • Big Tom Hanks
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Bob Hoskins

Gorillas in the Mist
  • Sigourney Weaver stars as Dian Fossey, in this
    true story about Fossey's study of gorillas, and
    her efforts to stop the decimation of the
    endangered apes. Written by Ray Hamel

Mississippi Burning
  • In 1964, three civil rights workers from the
    North disappear in a small Mississippi town and
    the FBI are sent to investigate. Agent in charge
    Alan Ward does everything by the book. Agent
    Rupert Anderson however was a Sheriff in
    Mississippi before joining the FBI and
    understands the local culture. He's also prepared
    to bend the rules a bit if it will help in the
    investigation. They focus on the Sheriff's office
    and Deputy Clinton Pell in particular as they
    think he may be the weakest link in the
    conspiracy. As the investigation intensifies
    however, the KKK launch a series of attacks
    against the local African-American population.
    With no one on either side prepared to talk, Ward
    agrees to Anderson using his own unorthodox
    methods to learn what happened that night and who
    killed the three men. Written by garykmcd

  • A young boy named Josh Baskin, wished one day
    from an old machine to be big, despite the fact
    that he does not believe it is going to work. He
    is very surprised, therefore, to find himself the
    next day- to be big. Now he looks like a 30 year
    old guy, but he still behaves like a twelve year
    old boy. He decides to go with his best friend to
    New York, to find the machine that can fix his
    wish. In New York he gets a job in a toy company,
    and develops a relationship with a woman. He
    must learn to get used to the adult world he
    always wanted to be part of. Would he still like
    to remain an adult?

  • Rainman Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise
  • Bull Durham Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner
  • Working Girl Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford,
    Sigourney Weaver

  • Charlie is a hustler. He's been on his own long
    enough to know how to work people and situations.
    He finds that the father who threw him out as a
    teen ager has died. He's left him a now antique
    convertible and something more important, a
    previously unknown brother, Raymond. Raymond is
    autistic, but is able to calculate complicated
    mathematical problems in his head with great
    speed and accuracy. Their father has left his
    fortune to Raymond who doesn't even understand
    what money is for. Charlie is enraged by what has
    happened and by his father keeping Raymond's
    existence from him for his entire life. He
    kidnaps Raymond from his residential home but
    then finds that Raymond will only fly Qantas. The
    two begin a long road trip that will lead them to
    an understanding of each other. Written by John

Bull Durham
  • Veteran minor-league catcher Crash Davis is
    assigned to the Class A Durham Bulls to handle
    the team's star rookie, wild pitcher "Nuke"
    LaLoosh. Team groupie Annie Savoy romances both
    players, creating a comic triangle. Written by
    Scott Renshaw

Working Girl
  • Tess McGill is a hard working young woman who is
    determined to reach the top of the stockmarket
    world by hard work but as she turns 30 she is
    stuck in secretarial work so when she starts
    working for Katherine Parker she is glad that
    Katherine is willing to accept input and ideas
    from her. However when Katherine goes on holiday
    and breaks her leg she asks Tess to look after
    things and this causes Tess to discover that
    Katherine is going to pinch her big idea that
    would save a large company from a a foreign
    takeover. Enraged that her boyfriend is also
    cheating on her, Tess sets out to do a deal by
    using her idea herself while Katherine is away.
    She teams up with Jack Trainer to close the deal
    before Katherine's return and the two slowly fall
    in love little knowing that Jack is Katherine's
    boyfriend... Written by Lee Horton

  • Die Hard Bruce Willis

Die Hard
  • New York cop John McClane flies to Los Angeles on
    Christmas eve to spend the holidays with his
    family. He arrives at the Nakatomi corp. building
    for his wife's office party. International
    terrorists take over the building and hold every
    one as hostage to steel 600 million of bonds
    from the vaults of the building. Now its up to
    McCLane to face the terrorists and save his wife
    and the other hostages. Written by Sami Al-Taher

Box Office Stars
  • Tom Cruise, Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks, Arnold, Paul
    Hogan, Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Robin
    Williams, Tom Selleck, Dustin Hoffman

  • Born on the Fourth of July Tom Cruise
  • Field of Dreams Kevin Costner, James Earl
    Jones, Burt Lancaster
  • When Harry Met Sally Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan,
    Carrie Fisher

Born on the Fourth of July
  • The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the
    Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human
    rights political activist after feeling betrayed
    by the country he fought for. Written by Murray

Field of Dreams
  • Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his
    corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will
    come." He interprets this message as an
    instruction to build a baseball field on his
    farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless
    Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox
    players banned from the game for throwing the
    1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray
    seeks out a reclusive author to help him
    understand the meaning of the messages and the
    purpose for his field. Written by Scott Renshaw

When Harry Met Sally
  • Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to
    New York after they both graduate from the
    University of Chicago. The film jumps through
    their lives as they both search for love, but
    fail, bumping into each other time and time
    again. Finally a close friendship blooms between
    them, and they both like having a friend of the
    opposite sex. But then they are confronted with
    the problem "Can a man and a woman be friends,
    without sex getting in the way?" Written by Greg

  • Glory Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington,
    Cary Elwes, Morgan Fleeman
  • Driving Miss Daisy Morgan Freeman, Jessica
    Tandy, Dan Aykroyd

  • Based on the letters of Colonel Robert G. Shaw.
    Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during
    the American Civil War who volunteered to lead
    the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was
    forced to deal with the prejudices of both the
    enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers
    of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.
    Written by Murray Chapman

Driving Miss Daisy
  • An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no
    longer drive. Her son insists she allow him to
    hire a driver, which in the 1950s meant a black
    man. She resists any change in her life but,
    Hoke, the driver is hired by her son. She refuses
    to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, but
    Hoke slowly wins her over with his native good
    graces. The movie is directly taken from a stage
    play and does show it. It covers over twenty
    years of the pair's life together as they slowly
    build a relationship that transcends their
    differences. Written by John Vogel

  • Dead Poets Society Robin Williams
  • Batman Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson
  • The Little Mermaid

Dead Poets Society
  • Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the
    school where his popular older brother was
    valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although
    exceedingly bright and popular, is very much
    under the thumb of his overbearing father. The
    two, along with their other friends, meet
    Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who
    tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and
    encourages them to go against the status quo.
    Each, in their own way, does this, and are
    changed for life. Written by Liz Jordan

  • Gotham City dark, dangerous, 'protected' only by
    a mostly corrupt police department. Despite the
    best efforts of D.A. Harvey Dent and police
    commissioner Jim Gordon, the city becomes
    increasingly unsafe...until a Dark Knight arises.
    We all know criminals are a superstitious,
    cowardly lot...so his disguise must be able to
    strike terror into their hearts. He becomes a
    bat. Enter Vicky Vale, a prize-winning photo
    journalist who wants to uncover the secret of the
    mysterious "bat-man". And enter Jack Napier,
    one-time enforcer for Boss Grissom, horribly
    disfigured after a firefight in a chemical
    factory...who, devoid of the last vestiges of
    sanity, seizes control of Gotham's underworld as
    the psychotic, unpredictable Clown Prince of
    Crime...the Joker. Gotham's only hope, it seems,
    lies in this dark, brooding vigilante. And just
    how does billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne fit into
    all of this? Written by Gregory A. Sheets

The Little Mermaid
  • This is the story of a little mermaid named
    Ariel, who dreams of going on land. When her
    father, King Triton, Forbids her to go on land,
    Ariel visits Ursula who her father had banished.
    Even though she helps her get to land, what Ariel
    doesn't know is that Ursula has plans to destroy
    her to get revenge on her father.

  • Sea of Love Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison
    Ford, Sean Connery
  • The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Michael
    Douglas, Danny DeVito

Sea of Love
  • Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is
    unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force
    and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms
    with his wife leaving him for a colleague.
    Joining up with an officer from another part of
    town to investigate a series of murders linked by
    the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting
    seriously and possibly dangerously involved with
    Helen, one of the main suspects. Written by
    Jeremy Perkins

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Three years after he recovered The Ark of the
    Covenant. Jones recovered an artifact that he
    found as a kid, the Cross of Francisco De
    Coronado from treasure hunters. Now, Jones
    discovers the history of another biblical
    artifact called "The Holy Grail". He was also
    informed that his father, Henry Jones is missing.
    Jones has to find his father who is looking for
    the Grail. However, Jones will become involved in
    the search of the Holy Grail along with his
    father, as well as fighting the Nazis to reach
    it. Written by John Wiggins

The War of the Roses
  • The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a
    married couple. Then she starts to wonder what
    life would be like without Oliver, and likes what
    she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so
    they begin a campaign to force each other to
    leave. In the middle of the fighting is D'Amato,
    the divorce lawyer. He gets to see how far both
    will go to get rid of the other, and boy do they
    go far.. Written by Rob Hartill

Top Box Office Stars
  • Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Robin Williams,
    Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Michael J. Fox, Eddie
    Murphy, Mel Gibson, Sean Connery, Kathleen Turner
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