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Urban Cowboy (1980)

Cowboys were all the rage in the US in 1980, thanks to that summer's smash hit at the box office, Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta...

Chained Heat (1983)

This lip-smackingly good women-in-prison saga finds Exorcist (1973) star Linda Blair - topless for the first time - learning the cell block ropes the hard...

Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

Can't Stop the Music was made by Allan Carr, who was also responsible for the mega-musical Grease (1978), as a vehicle for the promotion of the Village...

Cannonball Run, The (1981)

The Cannonball Run is a mindlessly stupid film, described by critic Jeffrey Lyons as making Smokey and the Bandit look like Richard III. Ostensibly about a cross-country motor race...

Campus Man (1987)

In an effort to meet tuition costs, Todd Barret (John Dye) an enterprising Arizona State student and aspiring businessman convinces his good-looking buddy, Brett (Steve...

Scanners (1981)

Evil Michael Ironside and derelict Stephen Lack are the leaders of two rival groups of telepaths - or "scanners" - in this modern horror...

Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)

Drama set in Australia in the 1930s, about the struggle between two sisters for the custody of the young son of their dead sister. In...

Hanky Panky (1982)

This 1982 thriller stars Gene Wilder as New York based architect Michael Jordan. A beautiful stranger (Kathleen Quinlan) shares a cab with him and convinces...

Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

In 1964, Eddie Wilson had it all. He had genius, he had vision, he had the hottest rock & roll band in the country....

Times Square (1980)

Allan Moyle's cult feature of 1980 is a paean to teenage rebellion, telling the story of two girls who meet in a New York...

Crawlspace (1986)

Karl Gunther (Klaus Kinski), the demented son of a Nazi surgeon and war criminal, runs a boarding house for young women, who are all...

Razorback (1983)

Mystery thriller set in the Australian outback, about a 500-kilogram feral razorback boar. The boar attacks a lonely homestead near the outback town of Gamulla,...

Don’t Open Till Christmas (1984)

Inspector Harris and Detective Sergeant Powell investigate a series of killings of Santa Claus's. The killer is revealed as Daily News reporter, Giles Morgan, who...

Galaxina (1980)

A late Star Wars (1977) spoof featuring lowbrow comedy, duff special effects, an awkward Alien (1979) parody and a central performance by Dorothy Stratten, murdered by...

Who Dares Wins (1982)

When terrorists storm the American Embassy in London, it's down to SAS captain Peter Skellen (Lewis Collins) and his elite team to save the...

Tremors (1989)

A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures. Luckily, two dimwitted but brave handymen (Kevin...

Mac and Me (1988)

Basically a 95-minute advertisement for McDonalds and Coca-Cola with a plot stolen from E.T. (1982), Mac and Me concerns wheelchair-bound adolescent Michael (Jonathan Ward) who moves...

Spaceballs (1987)

When Mel Brooks created this typically uneven parody of Star Wars (1977) and other space adventures, he went to extreme lengths to deliver a bad...

Under Fire (1983)

Two news reporters chronicle the last days of the shady Samoza Regime in Nicaragua and find themselves under fire from both sides. After an American...

Meet the Feebles (1989)

Heidi, the Hippo star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, the Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all...

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Hearts of Fire (1987)

Bob Dylan is the ageing rocker Billy Parker, who falls for the talented young Molly McGuire (Fiona). British superstar James Colt (Rupert Everett) wants a...

Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The (1989)

Iconoclastic filmmaker Peter Greenaway outdoes himself with this darkly humorous Jacobean fairy tale of eating, love, sex and death. The film boasts breathtaking production design,...

Officer and a Gentleman, An (1982)

Richard Gere plays a street tough Navy brat (Zack Mayo) whose mother committed suicide when he was thirteen, and whose alcoholic sailor father raised...

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

Never has song been used so poignantly as in this painful, yet curiously fond recollection of postwar Liverpool from director Terence Davies. Davies draws on...

Rocky IV (1985)

Among the very few things in life you can truly count on, it is comforting to know that winter turns to spring, taxes must...

Fame (1980)

Fame was essentially an excuse for lots of limbs and leotards, and catchy music such as the title track sung by Irene Cara. A new school...

About Last Night (1986)

"It's about men, women, choices, sex, ambition, moving in, no sex, risk, underwear, friendship, career moves, strategy, commitment, love, fun, breaking up, making up,...

Electric Boogaloo (Breakdance 2) (1984)

This rapidly-released sequel to Breakdance (1984) finds the same lead characters using their dance talents once more to save their run-down community centre. Finding professional work...