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Good Modern Movies 1985
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Movie: Stand Alone ( 1985 )
A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.
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Movie: 24 Hours to Midnight ( 1985 )
There are two plots in this movie and oddly enough, they don't intersect. One plot follows the revenge of a martial artist whose husband is killed. The other follows two cops who like to punch and kick their way around.
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Movie: Out of Control ( 1985 )
Upon graduation from high school eight teens take a seaplane trip, intending to celebrate on Keith's parents' private island. Stormy weather causes the plane to crash and they end up on a deserted isle. They find evidence of other visitors, and soon must fend for their lives against drug smugglers.
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Movie: Arena: An Absurd Notion ( 1985 )
Call my name, and I'll be there. Dr. Duran Duran escapes the punishment of the Matmos at the height of British pop group Duran Duran's 1980s popularity. Mistaking the cries of teenage girls at crowded concerts for devotees screaming his name, the Doctor makes his way to Earth so he can lead his faithful masses. Once he discovers the kids don't want an evil Doctor, he goes about trying to destroy the source of the real desires a concert taking place at the Oakland (Calif.) Colesium.
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Movie: Black Fire ( 1985 )
After suffering a concussion from a grenade blast in 'Nam, Sgt. Frank Johnson has been getting flashes of his childhood. He is a ninja in those dreams. Because of this, he is given a codename: "Black Fire" by the US Army and is sent
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Movie: The Secret of Seagull Island ( 1985 )
A woman searches for her blind sister in this feature-length English-language cut of the TV miniseries Seagull Island (1981).
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Movie: Delivery Boys ( 1985 )
A gang of boys under the Brooklyn Bridge are united by their common interest in break dancing. Some work as pizza delivery boys, hence they call themselves the "Delivery Boys". They form a dance team and enter a local break dance contest, sponsored by a woman's panty manufacturer. A rival gang's sponsor intimidates their employer into thinking she must keep the boys working so they won't be harmed. She gives the boys some "specialized" deliveries to make them late for the contest. The antics and calamities abound as the boys wrestle with her work assignments and getting to the contest on time.
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Movie: Bits and Pieces ( 1985 )
A psychopath with a mother fixation terrorizes a city, picking out young beautiful women as his victims.
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Movie: Alien Outlaw ( 1985 )
Aliens land in a small town where Jesse Jamison is about to have a gun show and bullets fly after the aliens start killing people. Watch out Diamond Booking agency for your next momentous event!
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Movie: Turning to Stone ( 1985 )
An innocent girl gets framed by her boyfriend and end up with a seven year sentence on a drug charge. Now she has to survive the brutal world of a women's federal prison.
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Movie: Fury to Freedom ( 1985 )
The true story of Raul Ries. Raul abused his wife and hated his father. His name stood for fear, for fighting, and for fury. To his high school friends, he was a violent, dangerous combatant. In Vietnam, he was a top-notch fighting Marine, yet a danger to his own commanding officer. To others he was a kung-fu expert, but to his family he was a time-bomb ready to explode at any moment. Then one night, a miracle led Raul from black rage into inner peace. Raul Ries was never the same. What could change the heart of a man from a desire to kill his own father & family, to a passion to save him?
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Movie: Attack of the Beast Creatures ( 1985 )
Survivors of a shipwreck wash up on an island, and run into small vicious creatures.
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Movie: The Ripper ( 1985 )
An old antique ring turns a college professor into a homicidal maniac when he puts it on. The ring originaly belonged to Jack the Ripper, and the Ripper's spirit possesses whoever wears it.
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Movie: Murder Elite ( 1985 )
An English woman returns to her homeland after losing her fortune in The United States, and is stalked by a serial killer.
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Movie: Sunset Strip ( 1985 )
The stage is set for a series of confrontations when photographer Mark Jefferson (Tom Eplin) agrees to help his friend Roger (John Mayall) defend his night club against a handful of organized crime figures. Mark has an added incentive for becoming involved as his ex-girlfriend Carol (Cheri Cameron Newell) sings at the club. But the gangsters are willing to use mayhem and murder in order to take over Roger's business. It appears that the petty mobsters are out to sell illegal weapons to anyone who wants them, especially L.A.'s youth, instead of using the club as a front for a prostitution ring as Roger suspects. Soon Mark and his trusty motorcycle have their work cut out for them.
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Movie: Murderlust ( 1985 )
A serial killer, who is actually a handsome Sunday school teacher, abducts young women and disposes their bodies in the Mojave Desert.
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Movie: The Serpent Warriors ( 1985 )
A zoologist is called to a construction site that has been plagued by snakes. He finds out that the place once was the ancient headquarters of a snake-worshiping cult and that the same cult placed a curse on the grounds. Soon the zoologist and the workers find themselves under attack by hundreds of deadly snakes.
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Movie: Deadly Intruder ( 1985 )
A serial killer escapes from a mental hospital and hides out in a small town. A local cop must catch him before he starts on another killing spree.
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Movie: Majestic Thunderbolt ( 1985 )
A case full of valuable diamonds ends up in the hands of an evil crime boss and it's up to a vengeful cop to take him down.
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Movie: The Oracle ( 1985 )
Murder victim's spirit reaches out from beyond the grave in an attempt to possess the body of a young woman who has moved into his old apartment.
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Movie: I Like to Hurt People ( 1985 )
The Shiek wreaks havoc throughout the sleaziest locales of the American wrestling circuit, maiming, mauling, and living up to his life's code: I like to hurt people!
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Movie: Evils of the Night ( 1985 )
Vacationing teens are systematically kidnapped and taken to a strange, rural hospital, run by a mysterious group that needs their blood.
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Movie: Terror on Tape ( 1985 )
A compilation of scenes from various horror/exploitation films.
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Movie: Fright Show ( 1985 )
Two obscure film critics host four SF/Horror films: The Thing in the Basement, Illegal Alien, Nightfright, and Dr. Dobermind.
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Movie: Codename: Robotech ( 1985 )
After returning to Earth, Captain Gloval of the SDF-1 records a report of the events from the alien ship's first arrival and the war fought over it.
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Movie: Deadly Twins ( 1985 )
The Landers sister star as twin sisters (obviously) in this oddly disturbing film. The girls, who are budding performers, are booked for a club date, which quickly turns into a nightmare. ...
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Movie: Empire City ( 1985 )
Guided by seasoned New Yorkers, political figures, and cultural connoisseurs, "Empire City" examines Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs in order to paint a portrait of the ever-evolving metropolis. Appearing to be both adaptable and stubbornly stagnant, New York is a city of juxtapositions. As our narrator notes, "The city is too big, too diverse, and too complex for anyone to comprehend. New York is many cities interlaced with one another, each in constant independent motion." In "Empire City" we see proof of this dynamic through both footage and discussion of extreme wealth, economic success and increasingly expensive real estate versus the hardships faced by the city's minorities such as people of color, immigrants, and the lower class. Leaders and residents such as David Rockefeller, Edward Koch, Norman Mailer, Jane Jacobs, and Herman Badillo offer their insight into the best and worst of New York while tenderly noting the pride and loyalty it's inhabitants hold onto.
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Movie: Too Scared to Scream ( 1985 )
A killer is brutually attacking several tenants that live in a high rise apartment building in New York City.
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Movie: Avenging Angel ( 1985 )
Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. When she learns that Andrews was shot during a failed observation by brutal gangsters, she returns downtown to take revenge. She frees Kit Carson from the old people's home and together with the other old friends she tracks down the bad guys.
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Movie: Tuff Turf ( 1985 )
The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl.
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Movie: Water ( 1985 )
A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.
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Movie: The Ambassador ( 1985 )
An American ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East conflict through unconventional methods, but his efforts are hampered at every turn and his personal life threatened.
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Movie: The River ( 1985 )
A farming family battles severe storms, a bank is threatening to repossess their farm, and there are other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.
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Movie: Walking the Edge ( 1985 )
A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
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Movie: Gulag ( 1985 )
Mickey Almon is a sports star turned reporter covering the athletics in Moscow. Framed by the KGB and forced to confess that he was spying for America, he is sentenced to detention in a Gulag, a barbaric prison camp in the wilds of Siberia. Unable to prove his innocence, Mickey must either put up with the inhuman conditions or engineer an escape.
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Movie: The Execution ( 1985 )
The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as young girls. To their horror they learn that he has already been tried as a war criminal and has served but a few years for his crimes. They decide that they will "execute" him, drawing lots to determine which one will perform the act, without letting the others know who it is.
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Movie: The Hearst and Davies Affair ( 1985 )
Story of the decades-long affair between married newspaper magnate and movie producer William Randolph Hearst and actress and former "Ziegfeld Follies" showgirl Marion Davies.
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Movie: Not My Kid ( 1985 )
A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. The girl's parents want to remove her from the program because it upsets them that their daughter is being forced to associate with addicts who admit to stealing and trading sex for drugs. They remain in denial until their daughter admits at a family confrontation meeting the extent of her drug addiction. After this they are able to address their own feelings about being the family of a hardcore drug addict. The daughter is reunited with her family only after all of them have acknowledged her addiction and accepted therapy for it.
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Movie: Blood Simple ( 1985 )
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
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Movie: The New Kids ( 1985 )
A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.
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Movie: Give Us Tomorrow ( 1985 )
Masked intruders take the family of a bank manager hostage in order to rob his bank.
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Movie: Fandango ( 1985 )
Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
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Movie: Urusei Yatsura 3: Remember My Love ( 1985 )
A curse placed on Lum as an infant manifests itself in the present day, causing her to be taken to another dimension. Lum's husband, Ataru Moroboshi is turned into a hippo, and attempts to find Lum with the help of her friends.
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Movie: Starcrossed ( 1985 )
An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.
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Movie: Phenomena ( 1985 )
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
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Movie: A Passage to India ( 1985 )
Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.
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Movie: Consenting Adult ( 1985 )
Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. His mum eventually listens to him and tries to understand his feelings, but his dad would rather die, leaving a mother, her son, and his friend to work out the things Jeff and his dad never had the courage to discuss.
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Movie: The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission ( 1985 )
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Reisman to pick 12 soldiers from the military prison for the dangerous mission of killing a Nazi General.
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Movie: The Gold Diggers ( 1985 )
An avant-garde exploration of a woman's life.
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Movie: The Falcon and the Snowman ( 1985 )
The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
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Movie: Mischief ( 1985 )
1956. Obsessed with the hottest girl in class, a gawky high school student takes a crash course in teenage coolness from his motorcycle rebel neighbour, under the watchful eye of the eternal symbol of teenage rebellion: James Dean.
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Movie: Heaven Help Us ( 1985 )
A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.
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Movie: Mrs. Soffel ( 1985 )
Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and children to help Ed and his brother Jack escape and accompanies them into the wintery wasteland.
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Movie: Witness ( 1985 )
When a young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder, policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
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Movie: Surviving ( 1985 )
Promising student Rick Brogan discovers that his father whom he idolizes is cheating on his mother. Heartbroken, he finds comfort in the arms of his old crush but her father opposes the relationship which pushes Rick over the edge.
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Movie: Poison Ivy ( 1985 )
Two teenage summer camp counselors struggle with their younger campers, providing a variety of humorous situations and romantic encounters.
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Movie: Obsessed with a Married Woman ( 1985 )
A man falls in love with a married co-worker and wants her to divorce her husband, but she refuses because she has a ten-year-old son.
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Movie: The Breakfast Club ( 1985 )
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
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Movie: Vision Quest ( 1985 )
A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home.
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Movie: Fast Forward ( 1985 )
Eight young people from Ohio, who are dancers, come to New York City to compete in a major talent competition. But, when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in the Big Apple before competition, and get some lessons about the real world.
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Movie: Turk 182 ( 1985 )
Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city.
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Movie: The Mean Season ( 1985 )
Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. Before Malcolm can hand in his notice, the murderer from his latest article phones him. The murderer tells Malcolm that he's going to kill again. The phone calls and murders continue, soon Malcolm finds that he's not just reporting the story, he is the story.
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Movie: Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil ( 1985 )
The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the SA and experiences the darker side of Nazism after the SA is disbanded and Karl is thrown into prison and later conscripted into the German army. Brother is pitted against brother until their relationship, and the Third Reich, stands in ruins
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Movie: Murder with Mirrors ( 1985 )
When Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) suspects that someone is trying to poison her, she sends for the one person who might be able to help, her old friend Miss Jane Marple (Helen Hayes).
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Movie: Brazil ( 1985 )
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.
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Movie: Takin' It Off ( 1985 )
A stripper named Betty Bigones wants to be an actress, but is informed by her agent that her large breasts are keeping her from getting parts.
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Movie: Deadly Messages ( 1985 )
Laura Daniels, single and bored, finds new interest in life when she discovers an old ouija board. It appears, however, that the object's previous owner was murdered - and messages from beyond warn Laura that she may be next.
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Movie: Into the Night ( 1985 )
Over the course of one night, a beaten down L.A. engineer accidentally meets, falls for and tries to help a beautiful jewel thief on the run from some extremely dangerous people.
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Movie: Missing in Action 2: The Beginning ( 1985 )
Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
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Movie: The Sure Thing ( 1985 )
A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...
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Movie: The Hills Have Eyes Part II ( 1985 )
A group of bikers, heading to a race, become stranded in the desert and find themselves fighting off a family of inbred cannibals who live off the land.
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Movie: Lust in the Dust ( 1985 )
A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.
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Movie: Stuck on You! ( 1985 )
A couple with marriage problems goes to Family Court, where a judge takes them back in time to view lovers through the ages.
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Movie: Certain Fury ( 1985 )
During a shooting in court young prostitute Scarlet manages to flee. In a state of confusion, the black Tracy, who was arrested for a minor delict, follows her. When she decides to leave Scarlett, an accident makes it impossible. So they're bound together on a flight from the police and some of the meanest criminals of New York.
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Movie: Secret Weapons ( 1985 )
A group of cute, young women in USSR are trained to be spies in USA, using their bodies to seduce. Elena passes and is sent to Moscow, where she meets a single, American man.
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Movie: Romance on the Orient Express ( 1985 )
Lily, an American travelling on the famous Orient Express train from Venice, Italy to Paris, France, suddenly runs into her former lover, Alex, who met and had a tender romance ten years earlier while vacationing in France, which ended abruptly when he walked out on her without saying a word. Now Alex tries to make up for lost time with Lily while she digs into his past to find out what haunting secrets that he has which led to their abrupt break-up.
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Movie: Kids Don't Tell ( 1985 )
When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child sexual abuse, the subject begins to eat into him and affect his relationship with those around him, particularly his wife.
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Movie: Meantime ( 1985 )
When one brother gets a job from their wealthy aunt, the other becomes increasingly jealous.
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Movie: Variety ( 1985 )
A woman becomes obsessed with pornography and the mysterious rich patron of the Times Square porn theater called Variety where she works selling tickets. This awakens her sexuality, which confuses her worried boyfriend.
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Movie: The Last Polka ( 1985 )
A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.
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Movie: The Aviator ( 1985 )
A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
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Movie: Screamtime ( 1985 )
A trilogy of three improbable stories of horror and the supernatural are combined into this low budget thriller: "That's the Way to Do It," "Dreamhouse,," and "Do You Believe in Fairies?"
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Movie: Def-Con 4 ( 1985 )
Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. The woman stays by the remains of the the satellite but is soon caught by evil punks who have taken power.
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Movie: Nicholas Nickleby ( 1985 )
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.
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Movie: Porky's Revenge ( 1985 )
Still chasing women after the events of Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), Pee Wee and his hormone-addled friends of Angel Beach High find themselves having a lot on their plate. Years after the demolition of their lewd arch-nemesis' roadhouse in Porky's (1981), the band's sleazy old adversary now tries to force the basketball coach to fix the high-school basketball tournament, unbeknownst to him, however, that his oversexed daughter, Blossom, has a crush on one of the boys. Once more, Wendy and the team are on a collision course with Porky, and this time, he means business. Can the guys save the championship, be the school's heroes, and above all, rescue a young lover from a shotgun wedding?
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Movie: Friday the 13th: A New Beginning ( 1985 )
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
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Movie: The Last Dragon ( 1985 )
In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.
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Movie: He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword ( 1985 )
Prince Adam is sent to the world of Etheria to find his long abducted sister, Adora, and awaken her to her own destiny.
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Movie: Mask ( 1985 )
A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
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Movie: Pickwick Papers ( 1985 )
The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law.
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Movie: A Summer to Remember ( 1985 )
Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family, refusing to accept his new stepfather. But when a highly trained orangutan named Casey is thrown from a truck near Toby's home, the boy soon has a secret friend he can communicate with via sign language.
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Movie: Ladyhawke ( 1985 )
The thief Gaston escapes dungeon of medieval Aquila thru the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.
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Movie: Morons from Outer Space ( 1985 )
A trio of moronic aliens crash-land on Earth and become celebrities, while a fourth alien, who arrives separately, finds himself ignored.
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Movie: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment ( 1985 )
When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.
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Movie: King David ( 1985 )
This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
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Movie: Alamo Bay ( 1985 )
A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.
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Movie: Alley Cat ( 1985 )
A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.
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Movie: Wallenberg: A Hero's Story ( 1985 )
The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.
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Movie: Manchurian Avenger ( 1985 )
Joe returns to Colorado after many years to help the man who brought him up, Kim. Joes father was killed by a gang looking to find some gold they believe he had found. Joe finds that Kim has also been murdered by them and tries to help his sister and her man to beat the gang and perhaps find the gold.
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Movie: Girls Just Want to Have Fun ( 1985 )
Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular.
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