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Good Modern Movies 1978
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Movie: International Velvet ( 1978 )
Velvet's (Nanette Newman's) orphaned niece, Sarah (Tatum O'Neal), follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.
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Movie: Boarding School ( 1978 )
This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school...
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Movie: The Lazarus Syndrome ( 1978 )
An adulterous newspaper reporter, who has just experienced a heart attack, pesters a black doctor into investigating the questionable medical practices taking place at the hospital where both are residing.
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Movie: Mag Wheels ( 1978 )
Cool van-driving stud Steve gets the hots for Anita, who's the new girl in town. However, this doesn't go over well with Steve's bitchy and jealous girlfriend Donna, who sets Steve up by telling the cops that he's a cocaine dealer. D
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Movie: The Force on Thunder Mountain ( 1978 )
A skeptic takes his young son on a camping trip to a supposedly haunted forested mountain only to discover that something really is up there with them.
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Movie: The Lucifer Complex ( 1978 )
An intelligence agent discovers a Nazi plot to revive the Third Reich by using clones.
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Movie: On Location: Redd Foxx ( 1978 )
Live from the Silverbird Hotel in Las Vegas, this show presents another side of Redd Foxx, at his best in a funny, raw and uncensored night-club act.
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Movie: Mirrors ( 1978 )
A newlywed couple check into an old hotel, and soon the wife finds herself having hallucinations and wandering the halls aimlessly. It seems a voodoo priestess has placed a curse on her in order to steal her soul. A mysterious doctor attempts to help her, but the couple has their suspicions about him also.
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Movie: Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws ( 1978 )
J.D. and The Salt Flat Kid have dreams of country-singer stardom and a habit of getting into trouble. After meeting a talent agent in a jail cell, the two buddies leave their small town and set off for Nashville, with hopes of making it to the Grand Ol' Opry on an adventure full of music, laughs, and crazy antics.
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Movie: Every Girl Should Have One ( 1978 )
A million dollar diamond theft involving unlikely thieves, zany lovers and a fast talking maid sets this comedy caper zooming from sophisticated discos to exciting chase scenes all in a spirit of good, innocent fun.
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Movie: Amazing World of Ghosts ( 1978 )
Do ghosts come from outer space? Are they amongst us? The Amazing World of Ghosts seeks to unveil the mysteries that defy mankind's understanding and define the modern age...and then runs out of stock footage before getting anywhere.
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Movie: Fairy Tales ( 1978 )
On his twenty-first birthday, the Prince goes on a quest that takes him across the land searching for the one woman that gets him sexually excited, Princess Sleeping Beauty.
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Movie: TeenAlien ( 1978 )
Local teenagers are holding a Halloween party at a supposedly "haunted" old mill, but find out that one of the partygoers who is dressed as an alien is actually a real alien.
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Movie: The Playbirds ( 1978 )
Two detectives are drawn into the world of porn, while investigating murders of centrefolds...
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Movie: Killer's Delight ( 1978 )
A detective tracks a serial killer through San Francisco.
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Movie: Triangle of Lust ( 1978 )
A beautiful young girl parachutes onto a remote, isolated island, and finds herself taken prisoner by a gang of criminals hiding out there.
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Movie: Coma ( 1978 )
When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.
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Movie: Fire Sale ( 1978 )
Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the responsibility over to his son, Russel. While Russel doesn't get much respect from his parents, he's better off than his brother, Ezra, whom Benny has gone so far as to disown. Ezra is currently battling with his work (coach of a high school basketball team that hasn't won in ages) and his wife (who keeps nagging him that she wants to have a baby as soon as possible) at the same time.
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Movie: September 30, 1955 ( 1978 )
When Jimmy's idol, James Dean, dies on September 30, 1955, the small-town Arkansas college undergraduate goes berserk. He and his friends hold a vigil which turns into a drunk and, finally, a tragedy.
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Movie: Julia ( 1978 )
At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
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Movie: Superdome ( 1978 )
It's Superbowl. And there's a lot of drama, one of the players, Dave Wolecki, has been so preoccupied with the game and if his bum knee will hold out until the game, has been completely ignoring his wife. And McCauley, the team's star quarterback, is being courted by a management firm, and the man the firm has assigned to get him into the firm has been told that if he doesn't get him, he will be out. But that's nothing compared to the real drama. There's a killer running around. It seems that the syndicate doesn't want the highly favored Cougars to win. They tried to get the team's trainer to drug or incapacitate some players, and when he refuses he is killed. So, the team's manager has to try and find out who the killer is, before he does some real damage.
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Movie: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs ( 1978 )
A worried husband finds a lover for his depressed wife, but she falls in love with a bullied thirteen-year-old math prodigy and wants to have the boy's baby.
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Movie: The Pyjama Girl Case ( 1978 )
In Australia, a retired police inspector is called to duty to solve the murder case of a young woman whose partially burned body is found on the beach.
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Movie: Blue Jeans ( 1978 )
A young free-spirited drifter falls in love for an older man, who might be her long-lost father.
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Movie: Nowhere to Run ( 1978 )
Harry patiently executes a 15-year plan to accumulate enough wealth to start a new life, faking his own suicide, leaving his loveless marriage and former life behind, and strives to do it without really hurting anyone.
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Movie: Behind Convent Walls ( 1978 )
A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these unfortunate women that are applied to others. In doing so, they uncover a snake pit of sexual couplings, both lesbian and heterosexual, as well as many tools for masturbation. At the same time, a particularly disturbed inmate manages to poison herself and many of the other novitiates in yet another scandal which is covered up by church authorities.
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Movie: The Bermuda Depths ( 1978 )
Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.
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Movie: The Astral Factor ( 1978 )
A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who testified against him at his trial. Robert Foxworth plays the police lieutenant assigned to protect them, and to catch the invisible strangler.
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Movie: Legacy of Blood ( 1978 )
Horror movie about three wicked sisters and their equally unsavory husbands who all arrive at a remote inn where they mean to attend the reading of their uncle's will. One by one, the heirs are dispatched by an unknown killer.
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Movie: Eraserhead ( 1978 )
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
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Movie: Cruise Into Terror ( 1978 )
An Egyptian sarcophagus that is cargo on a pleasure cruise ship has a secret - it contains the son of Satan, and its effects start to make the ship's passengers behave strangely.
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Movie: The One and Only ( 1978 )
1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than he expected. Most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling.
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Movie: The Initiation of Sarah ( 1978 )
A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
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Movie: Rolling Thunder ( 1978 )
A returning war veteran loses his family to a violent home invasion and decides to seek and retaliate against those responsible.
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Movie: Ruby and Oswald ( 1978 )
A docudrama about the events surrounding the assassination of the 35th United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, in 1963, based on eyewitness and other testimonies.
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Movie: The Inglorious Bastards ( 1978 )
In 1944 France, a group of escaped American military prisoners en route to Switzerland volunteers to steal a Nazi V2 rocket warhead for the Allies.
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Movie: The Haunting of Julia ( 1978 )
After her daughter's death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.
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Movie: Blue Collar ( 1978 )
When three workers try to steal from the local union, they discover the corruption of the union instead and decide to blackmail them.
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Movie: The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II ( 1978 )
Several years after the deaths of Dick Buek and her father, Jill Kinmont and her mother leave Los Angeles to spend their summer in their hometown of Bishop, California. They rent a summer house from a handsome truck driver named John Boothe. Jill is instantly captivated by John, but denies it to everyone, including herself. Eventually, Jill and John fall in love, but deep fears and hurts from the past threaten to be the couple's undoing.
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Movie: The Premonition ( 1978 )
This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her foster mother has a premonition and gets there in time to protect the girl. Eventually though, the real mother and her boy friend, a carnival clown, succeed and takes her away, leaving the bereaved foster parents to enlist the assistance of a parapsychologist to help them interpret the foster mother's terrifying dreams and psychic connection to the girl and find her before it is too late.
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Movie: The World's Greatest Lover ( 1978 )
A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds, to a certain degree.
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Movie: Coming Home ( 1978 )
A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.
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Movie: Dark August ( 1978 )
A man accidentally runs down a young girl and has a curse placed on him by the girl's father, an occultist. He goes to a spiritualist for help in fighting the curse.
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Movie: One on One ( 1978 )
Henry Steele is a basketball phenom at his small town high school, but when he matriculates to a big city university on a scholarship, soon realizes that he has few skills outside the sport. Expected by his coach to contribute significantly to the team, Henry is overwhelmed by the demands on his time, the "big business" aspect of college sports, and the fact that he never fully learned to read. Things look bleak for Henry when Janet Hays, a pretty graduate student, is assigned as Henry's tutor. Her intellect and strength lift Henry out of his doldrums just in time to battle the coach, who attempts to rescind Henry's scholarship.
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Movie: The Ghost of Flight 401 ( 1978 )
An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and crew on those aircraft report seeing what they believe to be the ghost of the wrecked airplane's flight engineer.
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Movie: You Are Not Alone ( 1978 )
Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.
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Movie: A Piece of the Action ( 1978 )
Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them behind bars. Instead, he offers to maintain his silence if the crooks will go straight and do work at a youth center for delinquents. At first, the crooks are reluctant and unwilling (and so are the kids). As time goes by they gain the trust and admiration of the kids and they start to enjoy the job. All goes well until someone out of the past tells them they have to do one last heist...or else.
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Movie: Laserblast ( 1978 )
A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.
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Movie: A Death in Canaan ( 1978 )
When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.
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Movie: The Boys in Company C ( 1978 )
In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined.
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Movie: The Toolbox Murders ( 1978 )
A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox.
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Movie: Hollywood Man ( 1978 )
Hollywood action film star Rafe Stoker has sunk $130,000 of his own money into his own production, but can't find legitimate financing to complete the film. His mob-connected investor demands an exorbitant amount of collateral and a guarantee that Rafe hand over a commercially acceptable film in 4 weeks, then hires a gang of psycho bikers to sabotage the picture to ensure he collects Stoker's collateral. As if a cranky local cop and bad weather didn't slow production enough, Crazy Harvey decides to take Rafe out of the picture after Rafe shows him up once too often.
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Movie: The Return of Captain Nemo ( 1978 )
After a century of being in suspended animation, the mysterious submarine commander is revived in modern times for new adventures.
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Movie: Starhops ( 1978 )
Three carhops try to help save a failing drive-in restaurant.
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Movie: Bang the Drum Slowly ( 1978 )
The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.
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Movie: The Fury ( 1978 )
A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.
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Movie: Return from Witch Mountain ( 1978 )
Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and moving things with the power of their minds. While in Los Angeles for a visit. Tony uses his powers to prevent an accident, and the ruthless scientist, iDr. Gannon, who's looking to control the world, finds out and takes Tony into his clutches. Gannon implants a device near Tony's brain which enables him to control Tony's will. its up to Tia Anna a group of kids to free Tony and save the Earth.
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Movie: No Place to Hide ( 1978 )
In New York in the late 60s, a politically motivated group of students plans bombings of company offices who do business with dictators in Middle American countries. But when they contact a known terrorist and bombing specialist, the FBI gets on their track.
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Movie: The Wild Party ( 1978 )
An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.
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Movie: Perfect Gentlemen ( 1978 )
Women whose husbands are incarcerated decide to band together to rob a hotel safe, posing as male robbers.
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Movie: The Cheerleaders ( 1978 )
A group of cheerleaders from the local high school decide to show their school spirit for their football team by sleeping with the opponents the night before the game so that they can be so worn out the opposition won't be able to play.
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Movie: Tropical Inferno ( 1978 )
Somewhere in the jungles of South America mercenaries stop a truck which has allegedly loaded fruit. The cargo turns out to be six young women. Apprehended and handed over to the custody of the local women's prison.
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Movie: An Enemy of the People ( 1978 )
A scientist stands against an entire town when he discovers their medicinal spa is polluted.
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Movie: The Whole Shootin' Match ( 1978 )
Lloyd (Lou Perry) and Frank (Sonny Davis), two lifelong friends and self-styled entrepreneurs in Austin, try to find the get-rich-quick scheme that will actually get them rich. Lloyd has developed a new invention that he's sure will finally lead to the success he and Frank have been chasing their whole lives. Their golden ticket is a combination mop, vacuum cleaner and floor polisher, but before prosperity arrives, reality intrudes on their plans.
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Movie: Blue Sunshine ( 1978 )
A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?
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Movie: What's Up Superdoc! ( 1978 )
A doctor fathers 837 brilliant sons through an artificial insemination program, and every woman wants a donation.
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Movie: The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash ( 1978 )
Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.
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Movie: Gray Lady Down ( 1978 )
A Navy Captain uses his experimental Snark to reach a nuclear submarine stuck on an ocean ledge.
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Movie: Kenny & Company ( 1978 )
In the days leading up to Halloween in a Southern California suburb, 11-year-old Kenny and his best friend, Doug, play flag football, ride skateboards, get into mischief, and fend off the neighborhood bully, Johnny Hoffman. Ten-year-old Sherman, better known as "dumb ol' Sherman," lives across the street from Kenny and always tags along, making a nuisance of himself. Kenny falls in love with classmate Marcy, who spurns him, and he suffers the loss of Bob, his beloved but ailing dog. At school, Kenny interacts with his friendly teacher named Mr. Donovan, a foreign exchange student named Paco, and the class clown, Pudwell. As Halloween approaches, Kenny, Doug, and Sherman create their own crazy costumes, set off powerful firecrackers, go out unsupervised for trick-or-treating, and at the climax, pull a prank on a spooky old lady living in a haunted house.
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Movie: Legend of the Werewolf ( 1978 )
A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous, overprotective crush on a prostitute, leading him to attack her client, incurring a pursuit by a determined police surgeon.
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Movie: Assault in Paradise ( 1978 )
A Native American travels around a resort town, murdering cops and rich people with a high-powered crossbow, while demanding that the town's richest residents pay him money to stop the killings.
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Movie: Pretty Baby ( 1978 )
A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.
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Movie: Pilgrim's Progress ( 1978 )
Journey with Pilgrim as John Bunyan's famous allegory leaps from its pages to a movie.
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Movie: The Big Sleep ( 1978 )
Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.
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Movie: A Family Upside Down ( 1978 )
An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
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Movie: The Stud ( 1978 )
Fontaine (Dame Joan Collins) is the London wife of Benjamin (Walter Gotell), a wealthy Arab businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, "The Hobo", and partying. She hires a handsome manager, Tony (Oliver Tobias), to run her club, but it is understood that his job security is dependent on his satisfying her nymphomaniacal demands. Soon he loses interest in her, as she treats him like a plaything, and turns his attention to her young stepdaughter Alexandra (Emma Jacobs), who uses him to get back at Fontaine after she discovers their video tape having sex in their private elevator, essentially cheating on her father.
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Movie: First Love ( 1978 )
A young man is in love for the first time. However, his girlfriend is older than him, from a rich family and has more experience with relationships. Their love is sometimes emotionally draining, but physically very passionate. Can it last?
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Movie: Opening Night ( 1978 )
An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
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Movie: Assault on Precinct 13 ( 1978 )
An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.
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Movie: FM ( 1978 )
A mutiny ensues when a radio station's management decides to increase the number of commercials, including army recruitment ads. Rebellious DJs and other employees hijack the station and play only music before the authorities intervene.
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Movie: Straight Time ( 1978 )
After being released on parole, a career burglar assaults his former probation officer, returns to a life of crime, and goes on the run.
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Movie: The Incredible Melting Man ( 1978 )
An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.
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Movie: Intimate Games ( 1978 )
A psychology teacher assigns his university class a project about personal fantasies.
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Movie: Vigilante Force ( 1978 )
After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.
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Movie: F.I.S.T. ( 1978 )
A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the ranks of a trucking industry union to become union president but his organized crime links cause his eventual downfall.
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Movie: Satan's Slave ( 1978 )
A young girl is caught up in a devil cult run by her evil uncle and cousin. She can trust no one and even people she thought were dead comes back to haunt her.
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Movie: The Evil ( 1978 )
A doctor buys a Civil War era dilapidated mansion, and hires a few friends to fix it up, but the mansion hides a deadly secret.
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Movie: With This Ring ( 1978 )
Writer Terence Mulcahy has crafted a send-up of weddings with an all-star cast.
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Movie: Warlords of the Deep ( 1978 )
Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of Atlantis. The diving bell destroyed, a deep sea monster attacks the boat. They are all dragged to the bottom of the sea where they meet the inhabitants of the lost continent, an advance alien race makes slaves of the ship-wrecked sailors. The aliens want to rule the human world to create a nazi state. Due to his high IQ, they think that Charles may join them. Greg and the team will need the help of Delphine, the daughter of a slave, to escape the city surrounded by evil creatures...
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Movie: It Lives Again ( 1978 )
An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.
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Movie: A Different Story ( 1978 )
A homosexual woman marries a gay male friend to prevent his deportation, but they soon fall in love.
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Movie: The Alien Factor ( 1978 )
A spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth near a small back woods town. The specimens escape, and soon town folk are turning up mutilated. Very low budget feature was the first for Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler.
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Movie: Olly, Olly, Oxen Free ( 1978 )
Two young boys and an eccentric old woman who owns a junkyard work together to build a hot-air balloon in time to launch it on the birthday of one boy's late grandfather.
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Movie: Leave Yesterday Behind ( 1978 )
Paul was injured while playing polo. He then learns that he is paralyzed from the waist down. Feeling despondent, he decides to go to his grandfather's ranch. He meets Marnie a horse trainer. For some reason she decides that she wants to get him to get his head out of the sand that he placed it in since the accident. She finds herself falling for him and he for her, too. But he tries to resist cause he doesn't know what kind of future, he could give her, cause he fears that he could be impotent.
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Movie: Child of Glass ( 1978 )
Alexander Armsworth and his family move to an authentic antibellum mansion, which once was owned by a river pirate. Alexander is drawn into a century-old mystery when he sees the ghost of a little girl, and she asks for his help in finding the "child of glass" by reciting a riddle. He has only a day or two to solve the riddle, or be haunted for the rest of his life!
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Movie: Death Promise ( 1978 )
An apartment dweller goes on a search-and-destroy mission to kill the ruthless landlords who murdered his father.
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Movie: Getting Married ( 1978 )
A man falls madly in love with a pretty newscaster and goes all out to win her heart and her hand in marriage before she weds another man.
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Movie: Adventures of a Plumber's Mate ( 1978 )
Randy plumber, Sid South, enjoys a profession which offers him ample opportunity to bed sexy housewives.
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Movie: Semi-Tough ( 1978 )
A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
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Movie: The Bastard ( 1978 )
Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family, and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution.
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