Fourteen year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she’s sixteen. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men’s phone numbers from their car ID and giving them anonymous calls. Last victim is the handsome Richard, with whom Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship, unaware that he’s also a psycho-killer and sex maniac…
Tag Archives: 1980s
Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple to sainthood; Mathews, a non-believer, wishes the school would concentrate on teaching the children. He becomes confused, however, when he is involved in possibly miraculous events himself!
Dreams Come True (1984) Max Kalmanowicz, Michael Sanville, Stephanie Shuford, Ken Charlton, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Boy discovers how to dream travel. Only in this senerio he appears in real life at the location of his dreams while his “other” body lies in bed. He then teaches his girlfriend how to dream travel and together they share the adventures of their dreams.
Kyle Hanson is a Vietnam veteran whose traumatic war-time experiences have left him unable to rejoin mainstream society. When Kyle, unkempt and in dirty fatigues, stops in a small town for some food, the local bullies can’t wait for an opportunity to harass him. After Kyle uses his Special Forces training to escape the bullies, he becomes the subject of a community-wide manhunt. Only Jenny Bellows, a local girl whose husband was declared missing in action in Vietnam, is willing to give Kyle a chance.
From Riches to Rags / Qian zuo guai (1980) John Woo, Ricky Hui, Qiqi Chen, Ka Yik, Comedy, Action, Adventure
A doofus wins the lottery. He and his best friend live it up until a fortune teller tells him that he’s going to die. So, the doofus goes to the doctor and after a mix-up his fears come true so he hires a money hungry hitman. The fun begins!!
Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) Geoff Murphy, Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John’s wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no transport and needs a ride. Together with the little mini that Gerry names “Pork Pie”, they hit the road to travel the length of the country. Their high speed exploits earn them the name “the Blondini gang”. The police, however take a dim view of this and make it their mission in life to stop the Blondini boys from reaching their destination.
Fear chokes the free-wheeling underbelly of San Francisco’s punk scene as a killer stalks the night to feed an unspeakable appetite. Community suspicion focuses on Disease, a band that is tainted by groupie deaths allegedly induced by the drug DZS, and on “The Creeper” a misshapen outcast from the bowels of the city. A writer probes the gruesome murders and the story hits close to home, as the web of death devours neighbors, friends, and lovers.
Les Hommes préfèrent les Grosses (1981) Jean-Marie Poiré, Josiane Balasko, Luis Rego, Dominique Lavanant, Comedy
Lydie prend possession d’un grand appartement pour son fiancé et elle. Mais il la quitte. Le loyer étant trop cher, elle opte pour la cohabitation. C’est un mannequin, Eva, qui lui loue la chambre. Eva a beaucoup d’amis et Lydie, possédant un physique moins avantageux, voit sa vie bousculée…