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afdah 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.\"
Cast: Gilda Radner, Don Novello, Paul Shaffer, Nils Nichols, Bob Christianson, Howard Shore, Diana Grasselli, Myriam Valle, Maria Vidal, Johnny Caruso, G.E. Smith
afdah Soup or Sonic (1980)
The Coyote is at it once again...only this time he DOES catch the Road Runner!
Cast: Mel Blanc
afdah To Race the Wind (1980)
The story of Harold Krents, who became totally blind at 9 years old, but graduated Harvard and Oxford and became a lawyer.
Director: Walter Grauman
Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Randy Quaid, Mark L. Taylor, Lisa Eilbacher, Barbara Barrie, Gregory Walcott, Norman Burton, Deborah Ryan, Catherine Hicks, David James Carroll, David Hollander, Demetre Phillips, Kerry McGrath, Cameron Young, Michael Talbott
afdah Be Forever Yamato (1980)
The crew of the Yamato strikes back against the Black Star Cluster Empire.
Director: Toshio Masuda, Leiji Matsumoto
Cast: Kei Tomiyama, Y˘ko Asagami, Shűsei Nakamura, Shinji Nomura, Kazuo Hayashi, T˘ru Furuya, Yoshito Yasuhara, Ichir˘ Nagai, Ken'ichi Ogata, Takeshi Aono, Mikio Terashima, Akira Kamiya, Osamu Kobayashi, Taichir˘ Hirokawa, Masat˘ Ibu
afdah For the Love of It (1980)
An entrepreneur discovers a plan the Russians have for taking over the Middle East. He wants to use it to create a new video game called \"Doom\'s Day,\" but the KGB, the CIA and the FBI have ...
Director: Hal Kanter
Cast: Deborah Raffin, Jeff Conaway, Barbi Benton, Tom Bosley, William Christopher, Norman Fell, Henry Gibson, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Adrian Zmed, Adam West, Pat Morita, Don Rickles, Jack Carter, Tony Epper, Abbe Kanter
afdah Klondike Fever (1980)
This movie chronicles Jack London\'s epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.
Director: Peter Carter
Cast: Jeff East, Rod Steiger, Angie Dickinson, Lorne Greene, Barry Morse, Gordon Pinsent, Robin Gammell, Lisa Langlois, Michael Hogan, Sharon Lewis, John Curtis, Bill Mankuma, Joe Austin, Buck
afdah Heart Beat (1980)
The film explores the love triangle of real-life characters Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Carolyn Cassady in the late 1950's and the 1960's. It chronicles Jack Kerouac writing his seminal novel On the Road, and its effect on their lives.
Director: John Byrum
Cast: Ann Dusenberry, Bill Cross, Candy Ann Brown, David Lynch, Don Brodie, Jean-Paul Hellendall, Jenny O'Hara, John Heard, John Hostetter, John Larroquette, Kent Williams, Luis Contreras, Margaret Fairchild, Mary Margaret Amato, Nick Nolte, Ray Sharkey, Ray Vitte, Sharon Lee, Sissy Spacek, Stephen Davies, Steve Allen, Sunshine Parker, Susan Niven, Terence H Winkless, Tony Bill
afdah The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
The Man with Bogart's Face: A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of Bogart's most famous characters), hires a ditzy blonde secretary, and opens up a detective agency. His first case is one that would do Bogie proud...
Director: Robert Day
Cast: Alan Foster, Bill Catching, Buck Kartalian, Dick Whittington, Ed McCready, Everett Creach, Franco Nero, George Raft, Gregg Palmer, Henry Wilcoxon, Herbert Lom, James Bacon, Jay Robinson, Joe Theismann, Kathleen Bracken, Larry Pennell, Martin Kosleck, Michael Masters, Michelle Phillips, Mike Mazurki, Misty Rowe, Olivia Hussey, Peter Mamakos, Philip Baker Hall, Richard Bakalyan, Robert Osborne, Robert Sacchi, Rozelle Gayle, Sybil Danning, Victor Buono, Victor Sen Yung, Wally Rose, Yvonne De Carlo
afdah 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.
Director: Martin Davidson
Cast: Allan Rich, Andrew Masset, Anita Dangler, Anne Archer, Bert Convy, Bryan O'Byrne, Carol Martin, Church Ortiz, David Carroll, David James Carroll, Garry Goodrow, Gary Combs, Gary Howard Klar, Gerald Castillo, Gerry Black, Harry Bellaver, Jack Somack, James O'Connell, Jane Hallaren, John Ritter, Joseph Stern, Joyce Brothers, Kenneth Tobey, Kevin Bacon, Kevin McCarthy, Kurt Andon, Leonard P Geer, Lionel Pina, Matteo Cafiso, Michael Gorrin, Michael Prince, Nancy Bleier, Neill Barry, Peter Iacangelo, Rick Podell, Rita Crafts, Robert Carricart, Robin Sherwood, Rod Haase, Tony Cacciotti, Tony Crupi, William Bogert, William Robertson
afdah To Find My Son (1980)
A young man wishes to adopt a problematical eight-year-old boy being kept in an institution. Simply because he is single, he has an uphill battle with the government bureaucracy and ...
Director: Delbert Mann
Cast: Richard Thomas, Molly Cheek, Julie Cobb, Steve Kanaly, Allyn Ann McLerie, Justin Dana, Arthur Rosenberg, Ronald G. Joseph, Royce Wallace, Gene D. Jackson, Melva Blancett, Francesca Jarvis, Warner McKay, Charles Benton, Mary Mizell
afdah Kiss of the Tarantula (1980)
John Bradley operates and lives in a mortuary along with his wife, Martha, and daughter, Susan, who collects tarantula spiders and has always been ostracized by her friends because... well she's a little bit strange.When Susan discovers that mommy dearest is plotting to have dear old dad killed by her secret lover, who is also dad's brother, she places a tarantula in mommy's bed while she sleeps. Abruptly awakened by the spider, mom dies of a heart attack. This bizarre little episode apparently puts sweet little Susan over the top. Later as a teenager, Susan uses her pet tarantulas in acts of revenge against her terrified classmates, who have been tormenting her for way too long. And innocent looking Susan doesn't stop there, making good plot use of her father's mortuary and her creepy little playmates!
Director: Chris Munger
Cast: Eric Mason, Jay Scott, Mark Smith, Ron Prather, William Guhl
Release: March 15, 1980
afdah Cyborg 009: Legend of the Super Galaxy (1980)
The cyborgs reunite to battle Emperor Zoa of the planet Dagas.
Director: Masayuki Akehi
Cast: Lanny Broyles, Walter Carroll, Deborah DeSnoo, Cliff Harrington, Michelle Hart, James Keating, Kaneta Kimotsuki, Avi Landau, Clay Lowrey, Mary Malone, Jeff Manning, Didi Moore, Richard Nieskens, Don Pomes, Frank Rogers
afdah Running Scared (1980)
It\'s 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they\'re communist spies.
Director: Paul Glickler
Cast: Ken Wahl, Judge Reinhold, Annie McEnroe, Bradford Dillman, John Saxon, Pat Hingle, Lonny Chapman, Tom McFadden, Tim Brantly, Mary Lawson, Lisa Felcoski, Francine Joyce, Malcolm Jones, Tom Tully, Roger Pretto
afdah The Comeback (1980)
After an absence of five years, six times Mr Olympia winner Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a comeback and attempts to take the World Body Building Championship for the 7th time.
Director: Kit Laughlin
Cast: Samir Bannout, Boyer Coe, Franco Columbu, Ed Corney, Chris Dickerson, Mike Mentzer, Danny Padilla, Bill Pearl, Tom Platz, Helmut Riedmeier, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dennis Tinerino, Casey Viator, Roger Walker, Ken Waller
afdah The Sleep of Death (1980)
Set in 1815, a young Englishman touring Europe encounters more than he bargained for. His pursuit of the beautiful Countess St. Alyre brings him into contact with the Marquis D'Armanville and other odd characters. A series of bizarre murders occur, bringing our hero to the borderland of nightmare.
Director: Calvin Floyd
Cast: Per Oscarsson, Patrick Magee, Maril¨ Tolo, Brendan Price, Niall Toibin, Curd JŘrgens, Kay Maclaren, Barry Cassins, Christopher Casson, John Molloy, Ray McAnally, Archie O'Sullivan, Bill Foley, Jacinta MartÝn, Olwen Fouere
afdah Dian zhi gong fu gan chian chan (1980)
Mostly a Kung-fu showcase; a loose script describes Jackie Chan's character learning Kung-fu from a beggar-master and his pupil while guarding a caravan from bandits. Chan's early comedic beginnings are shown here.
Director: Chi-Hwa Chen
Cast: Chi-lun Li, Chung-erh Lung, Dean Shek, Hai Lung Li, Han Chang Hu, Jackie Chan, James Tien, Kang Chin, Kang Ho, Kang Peng, Kuang Kao, Kuang Yung Lin, Lieh Yang, Ma Wu, Min-Lang Li, Sae Ok Kim, Te-shan Wu, Ti Hsieh, Tien Miao, Wen Tai Li, Yao Wang
afdah Loose Shoes (1980)
Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: \"The Howard Huge Story\", \"Skate-boarders from Hell\", \"The Invasion of the Penis ...
Director: Ira Miller
Cast: Royce D. Applegate, Lewis Arquette, Tom Baker, Dorothy Van, Beans Morocco, J.J. Barry, Pat Benson, Jack Bernardi, Jane Alice Brandon, Thomas Brunelle, Paul Camen, Billy Curtis, Paul David, Anthony Davis, Danny Dayton
afdah New Year's Evil (1980)
New Year's Evil: New Year's Eve is on it's way and TV's most famous punk-rock lady icon Diane Sullivan is holding a late hour countdown celebration of music and partying. All is going well until Diane recieves a phone call from a odd sounding stranger announcing on live Television that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, a 'Naughty Girl' will be murdered (punished), and the killer leaves a threat saying she will be the one to die last. The studio crew takes precautions and highten security, but on the other side of America, a hospital nurse is found brutally butchered. Who could be behind these murders? A crazed fan, a religious psychotic, or perhaps it's someone much closer to Diane then the police (or audience) could have ever expected.
Director: Emmett Alston
Cast: Chris Wallace, Grant Cramer, Jed Mills, Jodie Mann, John Alderman, Jon Greene, Joseph Long, Kip Niven, Larry Lindsey, Louisa Moritz, Michael Frost, Richard Brown, Richard Israel, Roz Kelly, Taaffe O'Connell, Teri Copley
afdah Caligula (1980)
The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily- truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members).
Director: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole and Helen Mirren
afdah The Psychotronic Man (1980)
Just as Rocky thinks the world is proceeding along quite well, he dashes out of his shop in a kind of trance, as though possessed. Once outside he is driven to hunt for a victim and after he has found someone, he kills them with whatever forces are latent in his subconscious.
Director: Jack M. Sell
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