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Good Modern Movies 1980
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Movie: The Killings at Outpost Zeta ( 1980 )
A team of men and women investigates the mysterious deaths of two previous expeditions to a strategically important but barren world.
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Movie: Seed of Innocence ( 1980 )
A love story about two teenagers who fall in love, have a child, and escape from their families in an attempt to make life for themselves in New York City.
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Movie: Fiend ( 1980 )
An evil spirit Possesses the corpse of a diseased man. It must absorb the life energy of the living, in order for the corpse to not rot away. It moves to the suburbs, where, a neighbor begins to suspect something isn't right.
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Movie: Toxic Zombies ( 1980 )
After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants.
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Movie: Savage Hunt ( 1980 )
An American photographer unwittingly brings footage of torture by the Greek military junta into the USA along with proof of America's involvement in it.
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Movie: Treasures of the Snow ( 1980 )
13-year-old Lucien is traumatized and ostracized by causing his friend Danny to fall off a cliff. As he finds solitude in the nearby woods, Lucien comes across a woodcarver who helps him find the peace he was looking for.
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Movie: Hoodlums ( 1980 )
Nightclub singer Loretta wants to earn enough money to get away from her jealous boyfriend a gangster called George Genero and give her daughter a normal life. Then she meets Andrew and a relationship is formed.
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Movie: Snow White Live ( 1980 )
The classic Disney animated feature is performed as a live stage show at the Radio City Music Hall.
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Movie: The Long Island Cannibal Massacre ( 1980 )
A series of horrible murders prompts a massive police investigation. Inspector James Cameron, a two-fisted roughneck with his own philosophy on handling crime, heads the investigation. A group of lepers living in the Long Island wastelands have created a terror network, killing and feeding off the flesh of innocent victims. Their leader has mutated into an invulnerable monster; he intends to propagate and strengthen his stronghold. Aided by his son, Jack, and a couple of motorcycle freaks, food is supplied to the clan via murder. As the authorities close in on the cannibal killers, an all-out bloodbath ensues.
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Movie: George and Mildred ( 1980 )
Mildred decides that she and George will celebrate their anniversary at a posh London hotel - whatever the cost. However, a shady businessman mistakes George for a hit man.
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Movie: The Attic ( 1980 )
A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at the altar. She fantasizes about causing deaths of the men who most wronged her and finds joy only with her pet monkey. Her monkey disappears and a shocking past is revealed.
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Movie: Mary Millington's True Blue Confessions ( 1980 )
A tawdry tribute to Britain's number one sex symbol of the 1970's - Mary Millington. The film (made only a year after her tragic suicide) is a mixture of archive footage, interviews and new sex scenes.
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Movie: Rocky Mountain Reunion ( 1980 )
A gang of Missisipi good-old-boys visit Steven Wolfe's "played by Ronnie Elder" late departed father's cottage that was unbeknownst to the son until passed down to him in a will. Wolfe and his friends experience a series of disillusionments that question the Wolfe family honour and test loyalties.
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Movie: She's Too Hot to Handle ( 1980 )
Sexy adventure film has international hit lady Caffaro involved in James Bondish escapades in Manila.
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Movie: The Lathe of Heaven ( 1980 )
In a highly controlled and overpopulated society, a man who has terrifying dreams that affect reality is assigned a psychiatrist who takes advantage of the situation.
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Movie: Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris ( 1980 )
A young music student has a seizure forcing her to undergo brain surgery. She comes out of the surgery unable to count or read and has difficulty adapting to life.
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Movie: Klondike Fever ( 1980 )
This movie chronicled Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.
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Movie: Windows ( 1980 )
Emily is the subject of a perverse obsession by a gay neighbor, Andrea, who not only is in lust with her but hires a rapist in order to get audio tapes of her moaning. Andrea turns peeping tom and watches Emily with a telescope as she begins a love affair with Detective Cortese.
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Movie: The Silent Scream ( 1980 )
During her first semester at college, a co-ed finds housing at a seaside mansion where, following the death of a fellow-student, she becomes entangled in a murder mystery surrounding the property and its secretive tenants.
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Movie: Just Tell Me What You Want ( 1980 )
A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries to stop it, and win her heart again.
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Movie: The Godsend ( 1980 )
An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own, but over the years the strange deaths of their children make them consider whether the little girl is more than she appears.
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Movie: Death Watch ( 1980 )
In a future where dying of illness is exceedingly rare, a terminally ill woman becomes a celebrity and a man with camera implants goes to secretly record her for a morbid TV show.
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Movie: The $5.20 an Hour Dream ( 1980 )
A newly-divorced woman with a young daughter fights male chauvinism to win a job on the assembly line of the engine company for whom she works.
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Movie: To All a Goodnight ( 1980 )
A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume.
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Movie: Hardly Working ( 1980 )
In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from including a gas station attendant and a mailman - all with disastrous results.
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Movie: The Legend of Alfred Packer ( 1980 )
Based on a true story of Colorado's only convicted killer/cannibal Alfred Packer.
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Movie: Supermarket Pink ( 1980 )
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Movie: American Gigolo ( 1980 )
A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.
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Movie: The Boy Who Drank Too Much ( 1980 )
A popular high school hockey player hides that fact that he is an alcoholic.
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Movie: Wolf Lake ( 1980 )
War veterans visit a lakeside cabin for a week of shooting, drinking, etc. but find the cabin being looked after by a young caretaker named David. When David's status as a war deserter is revealed, all hell breaks loose.
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Movie: The Fog ( 1980 )
An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.
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Movie: The Last Married Couple in America ( 1980 )
Mari and Jeff Thompson start to doubt their own marriage when every couple they know separate.
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Movie: Midnight Madness ( 1980 )
Leon planned "the great all-nighter" by picking college students to participate in an all-night long scavenger hunt. The 5 teams are given clues to solve, leading them to the next clue, hidden throughout the city. Making his film debut; Michael J. Fox, as Scott, the younger brother.
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Movie: Bad Georgia Road ( 1980 )
New York City woman inherits a moonshine farm in the South.
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Movie: Hero at Large ( 1980 )
An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined.
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Movie: Saturn 3 ( 1980 )
Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent eight foot robot.
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Movie: Cruising ( 1980 )
A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.
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Movie: The Devil's Men ( 1980 )
A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil!
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Movie: The Runner Stumbles ( 1980 )
Father Rivard is a priest in a small, economically depressed coal mining town. Working on what he thinks is a "controversial" work, he lives with the brutal lives of his poor parishioners, the old, unfriendly nuns in the nearby convent, and his own self doubts. When Rita, an energetic and bright young Sister, arrives at the parish, he finds someone he can talk to, someone with whom he has much in common. This sets into motion a series of events that leads to Sister Rita's death - and the indictment of Father Rivard in that act.
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Movie: Pink Panther in the Olym-pinks (TV Short 1980) ( 1980 )
The Pink Panther tries his paw at various winter sports, getting ready for the Lake Placid Olympic Games.
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Movie: Detour to Terror ( 1980 )
A homicidal dune-buggy trio terrorizes a busload of Las Vegas bound tourists with the intent to kidnap one of them.
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Movie: Cuba Crossing ( 1980 )
Adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro.
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Movie: S.H.E: Security Hazards Expert ( 1980 )
Security Hazards Expert Lavinia Kean, a brilliant American espionage agent, combats the wiles of international criminal and blackmailer Cesare Magnasco.
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Movie: She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (TV Short 1980) ( 1980 )
Pepperment Patty trains for a figure skating competition.
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Movie: The Onion Field ( 1980 )
An LA police officer is murdered in the onion fields outside of Bakersfield. However, legal loopholes could keep his kidnappers from receiving justice, and his partner is haunted by overwhelming survivor's guilt.
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Movie: Kiss of the Tarantula ( 1980 )
A disturbed teenage girl unleashes her pet tarantula against her "enemies."
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Movie: Foxes ( 1980 )
A group of four teenage girls come of age in the asphalt desert of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley arranged with a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
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Movie: Don't Answer the Phone! ( 1980 )
A deeply disturbed Vietnam veteran terrorizes the young women of Los Angeles and taunts a radio psychologist with descriptions of his grisly crimes.
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Movie: The Ninth Configuration ( 1980 )
A former marine arrives at a mental asylum housed in a remote castle to run it. There he attempts to rehabilitate the patients by letting them act out their craziest fantasies and desires.
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Movie: The Aliens Are Coming ( 1980 )
An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.
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Movie: Attica ( 1980 )
The behind the scenes of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
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Movie: Stone Cold Dead ( 1980 )
Sergeant Boyd's police search to find a sniper who has been shooting hookers.
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Movie: Dominique ( 1980 )
A millionaire, who drove his wife to commit suicide, starts believing that he is being haunted by her spirit.
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Movie: The Black Marble ( 1980 )
A romantic comedy which explores the pressures on police officers.
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Movie: Death Ship ( 1980 )
A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a World War II Nazi torture vessel.
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Movie: Brave New World ( 1980 )
A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he cannot adapt to their repressive ways.
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Movie: Coal Miner's Daughter ( 1980 )
Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.
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Movie: To Race the Wind ( 1980 )
The story of Harold Krents, who became totally blind at nine years old, but graduated Harvard and Oxford and became a lawyer.
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Movie: Defiance ( 1980 )
Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York City neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman, and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is battling the Souls and not only changing their attitudes, but the attitudes of his previously intimidated neighbors as well.
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Movie: Madness ( 1980 )
An escaped convict plays the occupants of a remote home against one another for his own sadistic pleasure while searching for the loot he buried there following a previous robbery.
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Movie: Little Miss Marker ( 1980 )
A gruff bookie's life is turned upside-down when he gets a 6-year-old kid as collateral for a bet.
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Movie: Van Nuys Blvd. ( 1980 )
A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.
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Movie: Little Darlings ( 1980 )
Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
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Movie: Forbidden Zone ( 1980 )
The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.
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Movie: Skatetown, U.S.A. ( 1980 )
At a roller-disco competition, two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of $1000 in cash.
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Movie: Bloody Kids ( 1980 )
The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an accident scene), the boys arrange a staged knife fight outside a football stadium with the aid of a bag of stage blood and a real blade.
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Movie: Tom Horn ( 1980 )
An ex-army scout is hired by ranchers to kill cattle rustlers but he gets into trouble with the corrupt local officials when he kills a boy.
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Movie: City of Women ( 1980 )
A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
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Movie: The Changeling ( 1980 )
A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
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Movie: Gilda Live ( 1980 )
A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."
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Movie: Don't Go in the House ( 1980 )
A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower.
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Movie: Harlequin ( 1980 )
An enigmatic faith healer - who appears to possess genuine magical powers - and a political fixer vie for influence over a senator and his family.
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Movie: City in Fear ( 1980 )
A psycho-on-the-loose story, about a burned-out newspaper columnist and his circulation-hungry publisher who wants him to turn the killer into Page One news.
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Movie: ffolkes ( 1980 )
When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.
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Movie: Hi, Mom! ( 1980 )
A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater.
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Movie: Promises in the Dark ( 1980 )
Numbed by career demands and a recent divorce, Dr. Alexandra Kendall (Marsha Mason) hides behind a hard shell of professional detatchment - until she treats Buffy Koenig (Kathleen Beller), a dying 17-year-old cancer patient who reawakens Kendall to life's possibilities. Soon the courageous girl's condition takes a downturn - and the physician must carefully, even agonizingly, weigh the consequences of keeping a promise she made to Buffy. Jerome Hellman, producer of such award-winning movies as Midnight Cowboy, Coming Home and The Mosquito Coast, makes his directorial debut on this frank, finely crafted film casting an unflinching yet compassionate eye on illness. Full of memorable performances, Promises in the Dark moves, challenges - and inspires you to live life more fully.
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Movie: Seven ( 1980 )
Hawaii has fallen under the control of a ruthless cartel of seven gangsters. The FBI acquires the services of an ex-agent turned assassin Drew Savano (William Smith) who in turn assemble a team of seven hitmen to stop them.
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Movie: The Gambler ( 1980 )
Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue. Along the way Brady meets up with Billy Montana, a young man who thinks he knows everything about playing cards. Brady teaches Billy a few lessons along the way and they end up forming a strong friendship and team up together.
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Movie: Silver Dream Racer ( 1980 )
Nick Freeman is a talented motorcycle racer but lacks a decent bike. Then his brother dies and Nick is left the bike he spent the last three years developing. The bike is revolutionary and Nick sees a way to pursue his dream.
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Movie: Night Games ( 1980 )
A Californian housewife is terrified of having sex because of a past assault. When this phobia threatens to destroy her marriage, she takes refuge in a series of erotic fantasies about a masked man. But is it really all just a fantasy?
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Movie: The Comeback Kid ( 1980 )
A down and out former minor league ballplayer finds romance and a renewed zest for life when he takes a job coaching a group of underprivileged kids.
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Movie: The Private Eyes ( 1980 )
This spoof of the Sherlock Holmes stories finds Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart investigating a strange death in a possibly haunted mansion, while dealing with the beautiful heiress and the crazed staff which live therein.
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Movie: The Traveller ( 1980 )
The devil, following in the footsteps of Christ, decides to become flesh and take a stroll around Earth to see how humans have progressed, and have a little fun creating havoc and mayhem in the process.
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Movie: The Lady in Red ( 1980 )
1930s gangster-era film about John Dillinger and his last girlfriend.
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Movie: Bad Timing ( 1980 )
A psychiatrist, living in Vienna, enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair.
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Movie: Where the Buffalo Roam ( 1980 )
Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
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Movie: The Gay Deceivers ( 1980 )
Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.
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Movie: Rising Damp ( 1980 )
Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, a medical student making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, Miss Jones, now flirts with both boys rather than the old goat, despite his pitiful attempts to woo her.
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Movie: Money Movers ( 1980 )
An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten security. The biggest danger of a new heist lies from within the company's own ranks.
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Movie: Off the Minnesota Strip ( 1980 )
A teenage runaway attempts to readjust to home and family life in Minnesota after returning home after years of working on the streets of New York City as a hooker and tries desperately to regain her parents' understanding and love.
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Movie: The Memory of Eva Ryker ( 1980 )
A young woman has spent her life tormented by the death of her mother, who was on a cruise ship torpedoed during World War II. When her father hires an investigator to look into the circumstances of her mother's death 30 years previo
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Movie: The Curse of King Tut's Tomb ( 1980 )
After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off.
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Movie: Rich Kids ( 1980 )
Two 12-year-olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings.
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Movie: Sunset Cove ( 1980 )
Teenagers band together to keep their beach from being bulldozed to build condominiums.
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Movie: The Nude Bomb ( 1980 )
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.
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Movie: Friday the 13th ( 1980 )
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.
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Movie: Beyond Evil ( 1980 )
An architect and his wife move into a house with a bloody past and a 100-year-old ghost, who possesses the wife.
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Movie: The Return of the King ( 1980 )
Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.
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Movie: The Great Riviera Bank Robbery ( 1980 )
A group of fascists plan to finance their work by pulling off a bank robbery.
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Movie: Animalympics ( 1980 )
The animal kingdom stages its own olympic games.
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