Tag Archives: 1980s

Eight Men Out (1988) John Sayles, John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Drama, History, Sport

Eight Men Out (1988)
The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennant. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players money to throw the series. (Most of the players didn’t get as much as promised.) But Buck Weaver and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson turn back at the last minute and try to play their best. The Sox actually almost come back from a 3-1 deficit. Two years later, the truth breaks out and the Sox are sued on multiple counts. They are found innocent by the jury but baseball commissioner Landis has other plans. The eight players are suspended for life, and Buck Weaver, for the rest of his life, tries to clear his name.
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The Lightship (1985) Jerzy Skolimowski, Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Tim Phillips, Drama

The Lightship (1985)
Just when US Coast Guard captain Miller takes his teenage son Alex to his lightship off the coast of Virginia, Calvin Caspary and two criminal accomplices, on the run for the police, decide to hijack it. What the crazy trio didn’t count on is that this small crew doesn’t just keep taking it lying low, they will put up a fight. Alex hides dad’s gun and wrestles his his war past and courage.
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Bad Taste (1987) Peter Jackson, Terry Potter, Pete O’Herne, Craig Smith, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Bad Taste (1987)
Derek and his friends must investigate the missing people in a small village. Then they find out its human formed aliens that are really big headed monsters that used all the people in the small village into their snack burgers. Now, Derek must save the day and the world with his chainsaw before the meat eaters strikes the whole planet. Will Derek kill all the aliens?
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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) Robert Redford, Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs. But when Joe Mondragon illegally diverts water to irrigate his bean field, the local people support him because of their resentment of water use laws that favor the rich like Devine. When the Governor sends in ruthless troubleshooter Kyril Montana to settle things quickly before the lucrative development is cancelled, a small war threatens to erupt.
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Rich and Famous (1981) George Cukor, Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby, Drama

Rich and Famous (1981)
Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected “serious” novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes, too: “trash” fiction which becomes enormously successful. Their story begins in college and jumps ahead some years at a time to show their relationship with each other and those in their orbits as they grow and mature.
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Les jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz / The Games of Countess Dolingen (1981) Catherine Binet, Michael Lonsdale, Carol Kane, Katia Wastchenko, Drama, Arthouse

Les jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz
In Paris, a young woman, Louise Haines Pearson, visits her disturbed friend Nena who tells her that she has just written a book on the history of a little girl troubled by her senses, perhaps because of the tyranny of his mother and the absence of her father. Louise recognizes the difficulties of this little girl, being herself deeply affected by the indifference of her husband.
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Hong kil dong / The Avenger with a Flute (1986) Kil-in Kim, Chang Son Hui, Gwon Ri, Riyonun Ri, Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Hong Kil-dong
Due to the strict Korean Confucian laws, Hong, born an illegitimate child, is not accepted by his father and family. The legitimate wife (in the original novel, it seems to be his father himself for religious reasons) pays bandits to kill him but fails. He and his mother are saved by a Kung-Fu master who then starts teaching him…
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Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo / We Children from Bahnhof Zoo (1981) Uli Edel, Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Biography, Drama

Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (1981)
This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story apartment building in Berlin. She’s fascinated by ‘The Sound’, a new disco with the most modern equipment. Although legally she’s too young, she asks a friend to take her. There, she meets Detlef, who’s in a clique where everybody’s on drugs. Step by step she gets drawn deeper into the scene.
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