Tag Archives: 1980s

Lisa (1989) Gary Sherman, Staci Keanan, Cheryl Ladd, D.W. Moffett, Drama, Horror, Thriller

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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…

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Ruckus (1980) Max Kleven, Dirk Benedict, Linda Blair, Richard Farnsworth, Action, Drama, Thriller

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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.

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Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) Geoff Murphy, Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman, Action, Adventure, Comedy

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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.

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Night Feeder (1988) Jim Whiteaker, Kate Alexander, The Nuns, Cintra Wilson, Horror

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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.

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