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Good Modern Movies 1979
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Movie: The Great American Girl Robbery ( 1979 )
A bus-load containing three cheer-leading teams from 3 different schools who are heading to compete against each other is hijacked by terrorists and the girls are kidnapped.
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Movie: Disco Godfather ( 1979 )
A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco Godfather vows "to personally come down on the suckers that's producing this shit!" He takes to the streets, slaps drug dealers and even exposes a crooked cop that is covering for the dealers. In between, he still finds time to manage the Blueberry Hill and perform. "Put a little slide in yo' glide," he pleads to the patrons, "Put some weight on it!" Disco Godfather tracks down the kingpin that is behind all the angel dust production, but not before he is kidnapped and forced to inhale PCP through a gas mask!
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Movie: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square ( 1979 )
Released from a British prison, an American is hired as an electrician for a London bank but his criminal acquaintances show-up and force the reluctant Yank to join them as the inside-man in a well-planned bank heist.
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Movie: The Sadist of Notre Dame ( 1979 )
An ex-priest escapes from an asylum and kills people in God's name. This is a re-edited Spanish-language version of L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975) and XXX version Sexorcismes (1975) with newly shot scenes.
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Movie: A Performance of Macbeth ( 1979 )
Macbeth (Sir Ian McKellen) is a daring member of the Scottish military, who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a thirst for power, and with prompting from his wife, Lady Macbeth (Dame Judi Dench), he kills the current leader in order to take the throne. But he must continue to commit murders to keep his actions a secret, and soon, no one is safe.
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Movie: Weasels Rip My Flesh ( 1979 )
Returning from the planet Venus, an errant NASA spacecraft crashes into the ocean, spilling its radioactive cargo. Enveloped by a radioactive mass, a rabid weasel is transformed into a gigantic killer mutant. Prowling the countryside, the huge weasel kills and devours victims. The creature is captured by a disturbed scientist who plans to use its regenerative blood to amass an army of similar monsters, enabling him to conquer the Earth.
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Movie: The Psychotronic Man ( 1979 )
A man discovers that he has psychotronic powers--the ability to will people to die. He begins exercising that power.
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Movie: Satan War ( 1979 )
Unseen satanic forces terrorize a young married couple in their new home.
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Movie: Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair ( 1979 )
Playboy David Galaxy is a suspect in a robbery case and needs an alibi, and the only credible witness to his innocence won't help. He also has to prove his mettle with "the only woman in the world who's never had an orgasm."
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Movie: The Capture of Bigfoot ( 1979 )
A series of killings occur, with no suspects, the locals soon decide that Bigfoot is responsible.
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Movie: A Certain Sacrifice ( 1979 )
A street-wise teen gets herself in a series of circumstances and mishaps in her meaningless existence.
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Movie: UFOs: It Has Begun ( 1979 )
A documentary exploring the existence of UFOs and extra-terrestrial beings.
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Movie: Dr. Jekyll's Dungeon of Death ( 1979 )
The great grandson of the original Dr. Jekyll kidnaps people and experments on them with the aggression serum created by his great grand dad.
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Movie: UFO's Are Real ( 1979 )
One of several 1970s documentaries on the subject of unidentified flying objects (UFO), supporting the view that Earth is visited regularly by extra-terrestrial engines and aliens.
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Movie: Up from the Depths ( 1979 )
A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.
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Movie: Off on a Comet ( 1979 )
A group of desperate people is plunged into deep space by a comet.
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Movie: Quincy's Quest ( 1979 )
It's the night before Christmas, and all toy store rejects are due to be tossed into the furnace. This includes Quincy, a most lifelike doll. In a last ditch effort to save himself and his "unwanted" chums from incineration, Quincy goes on a long and perilous journey in search of the only one who can save them: Santa Claus.
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Movie: Movie Movie ( 1979 )
Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
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Movie: Lovers and Liars ( 1979 )
American actress on vacation in Italy falls for her friend's married Italian lover.
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Movie: The Legacy ( 1979 )
A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow. Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie (Katharine Ross) makes six, gather in an ancient mansion to inherit a Legacy of bloodsome horror.
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Movie: Magee and the Lady ( 1979 )
Magee is deep in debt and is told that he'll lose his freighter to Bartlet Stirling, wealthy owner of a big company. Enraged he seeks him on his ranch, but is told that Stirling is away on ...
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Movie: Captain America ( 1979 )
A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.
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Movie: Between the Lines ( 1979 )
Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.
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Movie: The Bermuda Triangle ( 1979 )
A documentary that explores the legends, facts and folklore about the dreaded "Bermuda Triangle".
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Movie: Een vrouw als Eva ( 1979 )
Young mother of two Eva is send on holiday to France by her husband to relief her stress. There she meets lesbian Liliane who lives in a commune.
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Movie: Plague ( 1979 )
An ambitious lab assistant carries out a forbidden experiment and accidentally creates a deadly bacteria which kills her and rapidly engulfs the city. The authorities order a curtain of secrecy and impose quarantine on all known contacts whilst embarking on a desperate search for a cure. Meanwhile one of the people in quarantine escapes and becomes the unwitting carrier of the disease. She spreads the plague wherever she goes and becomes a fugitive on the run eluding the police through subways and alleyways. In a gripping gripping built up of events, the full horror of the plague becomes public and the onslaught has to be stopped before all human life on Earth is destroyed.
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Movie: Love and Bullets ( 1979 )
Arizona cop is sent to Switzerland to bring in the girlfriend of a dangerous mobster so she can testify against him. The mobster sends someone too - assassins.
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Movie: Stingray ( 1979 )
Lonigan and his partner Tony, two drug dealers, shoot two cops who attempt to set them up, and run away with a million bucks and the drugs, which they stash in a red Corvette Stingray in a used car lot. When they attempt to recover their stash with their leader, Abigail, they find out that two happy-go-lucky dudes, Elmo and Al, have bought the car. They quickly pursue the two along with the police who think that the car's new owners are the criminals.
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Movie: I Wanna Hold Your Hand ( 1979 )
In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.
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Movie: The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal ( 1979 )
The story of a fire in the Triangle Shirt Mfg. Co. building in New York City in 1911 that resulted in the deaths of 146 employees, mostly young women. The ensuing investigation revealed the company's almost total disregard for its workers' safety in pursuit of increased production and profits, and resulted, among other things, in the passage of new worker safety laws and the formation of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
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Movie: Pink Breakfast ( 1979 )
The Pink Panther's attempts to make an ordinary breakfast for himself result in nothing but mishaps.
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Movie: Murder by Decree ( 1979 )
Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.
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Movie: The Warriors ( 1979 )
In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.
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Movie: Mr. Horn ( 1979 )
The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.
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Movie: Agatha ( 1979 )
A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with her expensive fur coat is found abandoned at the side of a country road. While the authorities initially suspect that she could have committed suicide, her pompous husband, Col. Archibald Christie, who is less than cooperative with the authorities, is adamant that she is still alive.
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Movie: Dark Star ( 1979 )
In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.
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Movie: The Thirty Nine Steps ( 1979 )
In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian Agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.
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Movie: The Great Smokey Roadblock ( 1979 )
This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.
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Movie: Escape to Athena ( 1979 )
A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied P.O.W.s, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base.
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Movie: The Fearless Hyena ( 1979 )
Shing Lung (Jackie Chan) is a youngster, living in a remote village with his grandfather who teaches him Kung-Fu. He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kung-Fu to others. Lung, though, is tempted by some thugs he beat up to act as the Master of a Kung Fu school. This school's name apparently spreads far, as an old enemy of Lung's grandfather shows up and attacks him. Lung goes on training with the help of another member of the old gang, until he can eventually get revenge.
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Movie: Murder by Natural Causes ( 1979 )
Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, wants her lover to try to kill her husband by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill.
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Movie: The Deer Hunter ( 1979 )
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
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Movie: Gizmo! ( 1979 )
Compilation of man inventing strange contraptions in the 30's through 50's.
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Movie: Henry VIII ( 1979 )
Henry VIII is a proud and wilful monarch who defies Rome's ban on divorce to marry his mistress Anne Boleyn. Cardinal Wolsey, the Powerful Lord Chancellor of England, attempts to bend Rome to the king's wishes in the matter of the divorce of Catherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn. Later, near death, he repents his unpriestly activity. After Henry divorces her, Catherine is sent to Kimbolton Castle. Anne marries Henry and becomes his queen.
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Movie: The Passage ( 1979 )
During World War II, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees while being pursued by a sadistic German.
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Movie: King of the Gypsies ( 1979 )
In the criminal and violent world of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City, their 'king' Zharko Stepanowicz passes his leadership to his unwilling grandson, leaving the skipped father resentful.
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Movie: The Odd Angry Shot ( 1979 )
In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.
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Movie: The Uncanny ( 1979 )
Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.
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Movie: Brass Target ( 1979 )
In 1945, General Patton sends Germany's confiscated gold reserves to Frankfurt, but the Army train is robbed by plotters who also hire a Swiss hitman to kill the General.
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Movie: Norma Rae ( 1979 )
A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.
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Movie: Nutcracker Fantasy ( 1979 )
Clara finds herself in a magical world where her toys have come to life but must fight the evil mice who threaten the kingdom before she can return home.
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Movie: Jennifer: A Woman's Story ( 1979 )
The widow of a wealthy executive battles schemes by factions of the board of directors as she fights to keep control of his shipbuilding company.
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Movie: Gold of the Amazon Women ( 1979 )
An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.
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Movie: Immoral Women ( 1979 )
Three women and three erotic tales. 1- Margherita: Did the great Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio die because of the cold he took in the ruins of Rome? Or was it out of pleasure? Only one person knew the truth: Margherita Luti, the ardent and ambitious Roman daughter of a baker who, posing as a model and being the artist's lover, witnessed her last moments of life. 2 - Marcéline: At the age of 14, Marcéline has never loved anyone or anything except a big rabbit with pink ears, transparent in the sun. She called him "Souci." Who could imagine that this angelic face hid a heroine of evil? 3 - Marie: The Paris of today also has its "heroines of evil." Marie, the wife of a rich art collector, is kidnapped by a gangster. César the dog, on his own initiative and in secret, decides to find his lover and avenge her.
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Movie: Same Time, Next Year ( 1979 )
A married man and a married woman end up sleeping with each other, and decide to meet at the same place every year on the anniversary of their one night stand. As the years go by, they observe changes in each other and their relationship.
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Movie: The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler ( 1979 )
A reporter uncovers an amazing medical plot.
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Movie: Mr. No Legs ( 1979 )
Heads roll as two cops, Chuck and Andy, go against Mr. D'Angelo, the biggest drug dealer in Florida, and his ruthless enforcer Fred, who has no legs but does have two mean double barrel shotguns built into his wheelchair.
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Movie: The China Syndrome ( 1979 )
A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.
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Movie: Tourist Trap ( 1979 )
A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.
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Movie: The Visitor ( 1979 )
The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil.
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Movie: Real Life ( 1979 )
A film crew sets out to record a year in the life of an average family, but things quickly start going wrong.
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Movie: No Other Love ( 1979 )
Two marginally intellectually disabled young adults fall in love and wish to marry.
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Movie: Sooner or Later ( 1979 )
Thirteen-year-old Jessie is in love with Michael, a 17-year-old guitar instructor and aspiring musician. When she finally captures his interest, she lies and tells him she's 16. But what will Michael do when he discovers the truth?
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Movie: Phantasm ( 1979 )
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
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Movie: Long Weekend ( 1979 )
When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.
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Movie: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ( 1979 )
A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders.
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Movie: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe ( 1979 )
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah.
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Movie: The Shadow of Chikara ( 1979 )
Two former Confederate captains set out to recover diamonds hidden in the mountains of Arkansas but a native spirit named Chikara is said to protect the sacred mountains against intruders.
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Movie: Pink Quackers ( 1979 )
A toy duck a street vendor is selling takes on a life of its own and starts following the panther. He tries to get rid of the persistent duck, even sending it to Japan in a package. Come winter, come spring, and the panther receives a package from Japan, with the duck inside - so he decides to keep it as his pet. Immediately the duck adopts itself into the family of a real duck. Again, seasons change, and finally the duck is back on the panther's doorstep. It has travelled the world and got itself a family of its own.
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Movie: The Champ ( 1979 )
A former boxer discovers that his biggest battle of all is going to be with his ex-wife, Annie, who returns after abandoning their young son seven years prior.
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Movie: Toro Pink ( 1979 )
When the little white guy doesn't want to take part in a bullfight, he offers it to the Pink Panther, who steps into the ring.
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Movie: Quintet ( 1979 )
During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives.
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Movie: Mad Max ( 1979 )
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
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Movie: String Along in Pink ( 1979 )
This cartoon consists of a series of string gags, as the Pink Panther finds a long string on the street and starts following it, leading him into various incidents in and outside the town. In one gag, he rips open the net in a tennis court in the midst of a match between two men, another one gets him completely tangled in string while skipping rope, and one gag gets him to practice water skiing as the string leads to a river - and straight into a waterfall.
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Movie: Firepower ( 1979 )
A merc is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal. A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.
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Movie: Old Boyfriends ( 1979 )
When her marriage falls apart, a psychiatrist seeks out those of her former boyfriends who left the biggest impact on her life, mostly in a bad way.
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Movie: Here Come the Tigers ( 1979 )
Amiable cop Eddie Burke and his clumsy partner Burt Honneger get the impossible job of coaching a little league baseball team called the Tigers that's made up of assorted losers and misfits. Can Eddie and Burt whip the Tigers into shape and get the motley crew of oddballs to start winning games so they can have a real shot at the local championship?
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Movie: The Evictors ( 1979 )
A young couple, just married, rents a house in a village in Louisiana. But they are not welcome because the inhabitants of the village look upon them with distrust. Meanwhile, in the house they rented, were happening strange things from the past...
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Movie: She's 19 and Ready ( 1979 )
A young woman, just turning 19, is ready for anything, including fullfilling her dreams and fantasies. But two young men, Klaus and Stephen, are after her with their raging hormones to lead the way. The young lady learns to grow up fast, though, when strange occurences and new people enter her life, including more and more men.
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Movie: Friendly Fire ( 1979 )
When they try to learn how how their son died in Vietnam, the Mullens meet lies and evasion on all sides.
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Movie: Manhattan ( 1979 )
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
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Movie: Hardcore ( 1979 )
A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.
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Movie: A Little Romance ( 1979 )
A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt to ensure the teens' love forever, the three journey to Venice.
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Movie: Pink in the Woods ( 1979 )
The Pink Panther gets a job as a lumberjack. The trouble immediately begins when the axe blade flies off and cuts down the wrong tree, which destroys the manager's car as it falls down. When the right tree finally falls down, it destroys the lumber cabin, which makes the manager mightily angry. The panther is given a chainsaw, which immediately gets a mind of its own and starts chasing the panther, until he manages to crush it with a mallet. He instead applies a beaver to do all the woodcutting work. The work gets done so fast that the manager awards the panther with a big bonus.
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Movie: Love at First Bite ( 1979 )
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula.
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Movie: The Dark ( 1979 )
Someone, or something, is on an indiscriminate killing and mutilation spree during night-time. Frustrated by the clueless police, the father of the first victim is looking for answers, no matter how far fetched they are.
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Movie: Oliver's Story ( 1979 )
In this sequel to Love Story (1970), grieving Oliver is being pressured by his in-laws to move on and take part in the family business. He meets a pretty heiress and they start dating, but memories of Jennie come rushing back.
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Movie: Last Embrace ( 1979 )
Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?
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Movie: The Swap ( 1979 )
Vinnie gets out of jail after serving 10 years and tries to find out who killed his younger brother - played by a young Robert de Niro.
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Movie: The Wild Wild West Revisited ( 1979 )
In 1885, after years of retirement, West is called in from his Mexican home, and Gordon is taken off the road as a Shakespearian actor to track down and arrest Dr. Michelito Loveless, Jr. The evil son of their most famous opponent has kidnapped the heads of state of countries from around the world and replaced them with deplicates under his control. West and Gordon must stop him before President Cleveland is replaced, but the job won't be easy as the mad scientist has at his disposal a wide assortment of advanced weapons, ranging from robots to atomic bombs.
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Movie: Hair ( 1979 )
Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.
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Movie: The Bees ( 1979 )
When South America killer bees, corporately smuggled into the United States, mutates into intelligent insects and attacks helpless people, young scientist work desperately to end the threat as the menace swarms in on the city areas.
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Movie: Killer Nun ( 1979 )
A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital, whose increasingly psychotic behavior endangers the staff and patients around her.
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Movie: Winter Kills ( 1979 )
The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed US President Kegan in 1960, in Philadelphia. 19 years later a dying man confesses to be the real shooter hired to kill him. Kegan's brother and filthy rich father investigate.
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Movie: The Rebels ( 1979 )
Philip Kent takes part in the American Revolution and the newly formed Congress.
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Movie: Zulu Dawn ( 1979 )
A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.
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Movie: A Force of One ( 1979 )
When the detectives of an undercover police unit are being mysteriously killed by a martial artist, a professional kickboxer is hired to assist them.
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Movie: Fast Company ( 1979 )
The famous drag racer Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson is the star of the Fast Company, managed by the corrupt Phil Adamson Lonnie is the mentor of the promising funny car racer Billy 'The Kid' Brocker. When Adamson makes a deal with Lonnie's competitor Gary 'The Blacksmith' Black, he takes the funny car from Lonnie and Billy. But they decide to steal the car and run independently in the next race. But Adamson intends to use any means to stop Loonie.
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Movie: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure ( 1979 )
Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune.
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Movie: City on Fire ( 1979 )
A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.
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