Everyone has a talent, and dreams do come true. Stacy Lancaster has an incredible knack for Blackjack. Once she joins up with daring Will Bonner the two young gamblers are on a non-stop roll. Soon the casino wants to even the odds. How long can their winning streak last?
Tag Archives: 1980s
Mirror of Death / Dead of Night (1988) Deryn Warren, Julie Merrill, Janet Graham, Ray Quiroga, Action, Comedy, Horror
The Story of Lady Chatterley (1989) Lorenzo Onorati, Malù, Carlo Mucari, Maurice Poli, Drama, Erotic
An Italian film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s classic erotic novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband’s consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs.
Firecracker / Naked Fist (1981) Cirio H. Santiago, Jillian Kesner, Darby Hinton, Rey Malonzo, Action, Drama, Thriller
Martial arts expert Susanne arrives in the Philippines in search of her missing sister. After a little homework, she infiltrates an dope peddling organization and falls for the mob’s top ass-kicker, only to find out her sister isn’t missing, but dead, and her new beau’s behind it! Revenge is sweet in this Cirio Santiago film with a surprising amount of brutal impalements, not to mention a buzzsaw to the face and some sexy knife action. Our girl Susanne gets attacked at the worst times, too. She fights a group of thugs in her underwear TWICE, eventually going topless with her fists of fury still a-flyin’!
The Peephole of Love (1981) José Antonio Garcia, Ícaro Martins, Tito Alencastro, Tânia Alves, Hércules Barbosa, Comedy, Drama, Erotic
Innocent girl starts working as a secretary in an office. Soon she finds out a hole in the wall through which she can see the action in the next apartment, where a prostitute meets her bizarre clients.
El-haimoune / Wanderers of the Desert (1984) Nacer Khemir, Soufiane Makni, Noureddine Kasbaoui, Drama, Fantasy
American Dreamer (1984) Rick Rosenthal, JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan. Much craziness ensues as she meets the writer of the Rebecca Ryan books, thwarts real international spies, and eventually gets her memory back.
The president’s daughter is held for ransom in Beverly Hills by a group of middle eastern terrorists. Retired special forces agent and karate master, Hack Stone, is sent on a risky operation to get her back.
Rosa Luxemburg (1986) Margarethe von Trotta, Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander, Biography, Crime, Drama
Wronke Prison, 1916. Social democrat Rosa Luxemburg faces a mock execution. Twenty years earlier, Rosa’s political gifts are acknowledged by everyone, as she struggles for democratic government in Germany and revolution in Poland. There she works closely with Leo Jogiches. Their political activity creates some difficulty for their personal relationship… As international tensions rise, Rosa makes speeches denouncing war and militarism. She seems too radical for her fellow Socialists. She meets Karl Liebknecht. When World War I begins, Rosa and Karl are united in opposition…
The Dead Zone (1983) David Cronenberg, Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a ‘gift’ at first, but ends up causing problems…