Over 70 Hours of Totally Awesome Movies from the ’80s!
Fifty films with big time 80’s star power including Demi Moore, James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, Joe Pesci, Elizabeth Hurley, Lindsay Wagner, Michelle Pfeiffer, David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Lee Majors,Ron Howard, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Plummer, Helena Bonham Carter, William Shatner, Hugh Grant, Matt Dillon, Jodie Foster and Sarah Jessica Parker. Sci-Fi, coming-of-age stories, comedies and thrillers were all the rage in the ’80s and can be enjoyed in this sweet collection.
Films in this most excellent collection include:
Act of Love (1980) Ron Howard
Agency (1980) Robert Mitchum
Bail Out (1989) David Hasselhoff
Blunt, The Fourth Man (1987) Anthony Hopkins
Callie & Son (1981) Lindsay Wagner
Casablanca Express (1989) Jason Connery
Cave Girl (1985) Daniel Roebuck
Choices (1981) Demi Moore
Christabel (1988) Elizabeth Hurley
Cold War Killers (1986) Terence Stamp
The Day Time Ended (1980) Jim Davis
Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982) Joe Pesci
Deathrow Gameshow (1987) John McCafferty
Delta Force Commando (1987) Fred Williamson
Dog Day (1984) Lee Marvin
Hard Knox (1984) Robert Conrad
A Hazard of Hearts (1987) Helena Bonham Carter
High Risk (1981) James Brolin
Hunk (1987) John Allen Nelson
Intimate Agony (1983) Mark Harmon
The Kidnapping of the President (1980) William Shatner
Lady and the Highwayman (1989) Hugh Grant
Lamb (1985) Liam Neeson
Laser Mission (1989) Brandon Lee
Liar’s Moon (1982) Matt Dillon
Mesmerized (My Letter to George) (1984) John Lithgow
Minor Miracle (1983) Pele
My Chauffeur (1986) Deborah Foreman
My Mom’S A Werewolf (1989) Susan Blakely
Night of the Sharks (1988) Treat Williams
The Patriot (1986) Leslie Nielsen
Portrait of a Showgirl (1982) Lesley Ann Warren
Reborn (1982) Dennis Hopper
Saigon: Year of the Cat (1983) Judi Dench
Savage Journey (1983) Richard Moll
Scandal Sheet (1985) Burt Lancaster
Scarecrows (1988) Ted Vernon
Second Sight: A Love Story (1984) Elizabeth Montgomery
Shadows in the Storm (1988) Ned Beatty
Shaker Run (1985) Cliff Robertson
Slipstream (1989) Bill Paxton
Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983) Sarah Jessica Parker
A Time to Die (1982) Rex Harrison
Toby McTeague (1986) Yannick Bisson
Tomboy (1985) Betsy Russell
The Train Killer (1983) Michael Sarazinn
Tuareg, the Desert Warrior (1984) Mark Harmon
Twisted Obsession (1989) Jeff Goldblum
We Think the World of You (1988) Gary Oldman
When the Bough Breaks (1986) Ted Dansen
Dear Mr. Wonderful
Starring Joe Pesci, Karen Ludwig, Tony Martin
(1982) Color 106 Minutes Not Rated
A lounge singer performing at a New Jersey bowling alley has dreams of making it as a famous singer in Las Vegas. While he and his family struggle to survive in their lives, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) always looks to becoming a star as a way out of his current situation. Problems with the Mob and other issues force Ruby to come to terms with his life and what truly is his life-long dream.
Starring Anthony Geary, Judith Light, Mark Harmon
(1983) Color 95 Minutes Not Rated
Anthony Geary (General Hospital) stars as a compassionate doctor who must treat an STD outbreak at an upscale vacation resort. Judith Light (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) co-stars as an afflicted vacationer whose heart is broken by this personal tragedy. A despicable real estate tycoon played by Robert Vaughn (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) is determined to keep the scandal from the press and thus protecting his investment.
Second Sight: A Love Story
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Barry Newman, Nicholas Pryor
(1984) Color 96 Minutes Not Rated
Alexandra McKay (Elizabeth Montgomery) is a woman who’s been blind for twenty years and is afraid that people will just try to get close to her because of her condition, so she ultimately stays to herself and her trusty guide dog, Emma. When Richard Chapman (Barry Newman) enters her life, a romance develops and McKay begins to let the outside world in to her private world. The prospect of an operation arises that will restore McKay’s eyesight, but the fear of what it will do to her relationship with Chapman and the concern over the fate of her guide dog weigh heavily upon her decision to do the procedure.
Starring John Huston, Pelé, Peter Fox, Jeannetta Arnette
(1983) Color 93 Minutes Rated G
The St. Francis School for Boys is going to be closed down due to the actions of some less-than-honorable town commission members. The orphans at the school would be sent to separate homes with the likelihood of them never seeing each other ever again. Father Cardenas (John Huston) decides to take on the town commission in order to keep the school open so that he can watch over his young charges.
Agency – Starring Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine
(1980) Color 94 Minutes Rated R
An advertising agency is purchased by a mysterious industrialist, who then begins to make some strange staffing changes. A copywriter on the staff notices the new hires do not appear to have backgrounds in the advertising business and begins to suspect something wrong. After he confides to his friend his suspicions, the copywriter is found dead, forcing his friend to continue the investigation.
The Train Killer
Starring Michael Sarrazin, Constance Engelbrecht, Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1983) Color 105 Minutes Not Rated
Based upon a true story, a seemingly normal family man with a successful business begins to sabotage the rail system. His attacks start out as minor disruptions to the rail service but soon escalate to being more harmful and deadly. His ultimate act of sabotage against the railways is to send cars from the famed Orient Express off of a bridge, thus killing innocent passengers and instilling terror in the populace.
Starring Liam Neeson, Harry Towb, Hugh O’Conor
(1985) Color 110 Minutes Not Rated
A young priest at a reform school in Ireland is questioning his faith. When a young boy is sent to the school by his mother, the priest seeks to help the boy deal with the cruelty at the school and his epilepsy. A personal tragedy for the priest has him leave the school and he takes the young boy with him to London in order to protect him. The young boy’s deteriorating health and financial difficulties force the now-former priest to make some very hard decisions.
My Mom’s a Werewolf
Starring Susan Blakely, John Saxon, John Schuck
(1989) Color 90 Minutes Rated PG
A housewife finds herself transforming into a werewolf after a bite from a pet shop owner she meets. It seems the shop owner was a werewolf and has now passed along his curse to the housewife. The woman attempts to hide her transformations from her family until her daughter and the daughter’s friend learn the secret and set out to find a cure for the housewife’s curse.
Starring David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, John Vernon
(1989) Color 88 Minutes Rated R
David Hasselhoff is part of a trio of bounty hunters on the trail of a wanted criminal who has a huge reward out for his capture. The criminal has kidnapped the rebellious daughter of a rich businessman, who has been working in secret with the criminal. In spite of the resistance thrown in their way by the authorities, our group of heavily-armed bounty hunters set out to get their man, at any cost.
When the Bough Breaks
Starring Ted Danson, Richard Masur, Rachel Ticotin
(1986) Color 100 Minutes Not Rated
A psychiatrist is asked by a police detective to help a young girl deal with her witnessing the murder of her parents, hoping the information she can provide will lead to the killers. While working with the girl, information comes to light that may tie her parent’s murder with the suicide of a pedophile the psychiatrist testified against during his trial. The psychiatrist, the detective and the young girl soon find themselves looking into a shadowy group of wealthy businessmen with dark secrets they wish to keep private.
The Lady and the Highwayman
Starring Hugh Grant, Oliver Reed, Michael York
(1989) Color 92 Minutes Not Rated
A young noblewoman falls in love with the dashing young highwayman who rescues her from her brutal husband. Their romance leads to problems for her when Charles the 2nd is returned to the English throne. This adaptation of Barbara Cartland’s novel has an impressive cast including Hugh Grant, Oliver Reed, Michael York, John Mills, Emma Samms and Lynette Anthony.
Starring Matt Dillon, Cindy Fisher, Hoyt Axton, Yvonne De Carlo
(1982) Color 106 Minutes Rated PG
Against the wishes of both families, a poor boy and a wealthy banker's daughter elope, only to discover that their immaturity and incompatibility may be the downfall of their relationship.
Starring Winston Rekert, Yannick Bisson, Andrew Bednarski
(1986) Color 96 Minutes Rated PG
Toby McTeague is a teenager living in northern Canada, with his father and brother, who is raising sled dogs with the hopes of winning a prestigious sled-dog race. When times grow tough for the family, the relationship between Toby and his father becomes strained to the point where Toby runs away, which threatens his plans to enter the race. It takes the intervention of an old family friend to bring the father and son together and save Toby’s chance to race for the championship.
Starring Lee Marvin, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet
(1984) Color 101 Minutes Not Rated
An outlaw and his girlfriend are on the run after a multi-million dollar heist. Hoping to avoid the police dragnet looking for them, the fugitive couple takes refuge in a farm house and takes the family living there hostage. While the outlaw and girlfriend hope to escape with the money, they didn’t expect to have to deal with the farm family, who appear to be even more criminally inclined and bizarre than they are.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Urich, Pamela Reed
(1985) Color 97 Minutes Not Rated
A tabloid magazine publisher uses the power of the press to expose his troubled actor friend in order to increase his circulation. The publisher recruits an enterprising reporter to his magazine in order to exploit her friendship with the actor and his wife. The dark side of journalism is brought realistically to life in this star-filled feature.
Starring John Allen Nelson, Deborah Shelton, James Coco
(1987) Color 102 Minutes Rated PG
A devilish tale about an ordinary guy who is visited by a beautiful apparition promising him popularity and drop-dead good looks in exchange for his soul. Transformed overnight into a hunk, he soon discovers there may be hell to pay for his new lifestyle!
Starring Paul Carafotes, Demi Moore, Victor French
(1981) Color 90 Minutes Rated PG
A popular high school student seems to have it all; a spot of the football team, the love of playing music in the school orchestra and a girlfriend. His world seems to come apart when the school doctor discovers he is partially deaf, causing him to be cut from the football team on the advice of the doctor. The student’s friends fight to keep him on the team; while he struggles with his problem by withdrawing from everything he loves and starts falling in with the wrong crowd.
A Hazard of Hearts
Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Diana Rigg, Christopher Plummer
(1987) Color 93 Minutes Not Rated
A British noble loses his family and fortune due to his compulsive gambling habit by risking his daughter’s hand in marriage and the family estate on the throw of the dice. The nobleman commits suicide rather than face his family with the news of their fate and another man steps in to win the estate and daughter from the wicked gentleman who comes into possession of them. Initially looking to release the family from his indebtedness, the man has a change of plans after he meets the beautiful daughter.
Starring James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, James Coburn
(1981) Color 94 Minutes Rated R
A group of four friends in desperate need of money plot to steal $5 Million from the South American home of an American-born drug kingpin. After successfully stealing the loot, the partners-in-crime are pursued through the jungles by the Colombian army and a band of rebel bandits. Desperate to elude their pursuers, the friends try to reach safety with their stolen money at any cost!
The Kidnapping of the President
Starring William Shatner, Ava Gardner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson
(1980) Color 114 Minutes Rated R
Based on the novel by Charles Templeton, a secret service chief (Shatner) leads a game of cat and mouse when a gang of third-world terrorists kidnap the President in this taut, political story about corruption and deceit in the nation's capital.
The Day Time Ended
Starring Jim Davis, Chris Mitchum, Dorothy Malone
(1980) Color 79 Minutes Rated PG
A typical middle-class family finds themselves thrust into extraordinary circumstances when their ranch is visited by extra-terrestrials. The aliens somehow transport the solar-powered ranch home through a time warp into prehistoric times. Our family thrown out of time faces creatures from long ago and dire circumstances while they desperately look for a way back home.
Starring Brandon Lee, Ernest Borgnine, Debi Monahan
(1989) Color 85 Minutes Rated R
Kidnapped by Soviet agents, Professor Braun (Ernest Borgnine) is forced to work on a powerful laser weapon that could be used to enslave the world. The CIA decides to send agents Michael Gold (Brandon Lee) and Alissa (Debi Monahan) into Cuba to retrieve the scientist and a cache of diamonds being used to build the weapon.
Blunt – The Fourth Man
Starring Ian Richardson, Anthony Hopkins, Michael McStay
(1987) Color 85 Minutes Not Rated
Based on a true story, Sir Anthony Blunt (Ian Richardson) is a well-respected British aristocrat know for is expertise in fine art. During the height of the Cold War, Sir Anthony turns traitor by aiding a British double agent escape to the Soviet Union. Blunt’s actions are due to his personal relationship with the double agent’s partner, who also happens to be Sir Anthony's former gay lover. The public did not become aware of Sir Anthony’s role in this spy scandal until 1979.
Shadows in the Storm
Starring Ned Beatty, Mia Sara, Michael Madsen
(1988) Color 85 Minutes Rated R
A gentleman takes a vacation and discovers the young woman staying with her abusive boyfriend in the cabin next to his looks just like the woman who has haunted his dreams. When the man and woman meet near a river and have a romantic encounter, the abusive boyfriend discovers them and, after a violent encounter, is shot by the girlfriend and his body is tossed into the river. Hoping to put the incident behind them, the man and young woman soon begin to receive blackmail threats from someone claiming to know what they did.
(1985) Color 85 Minutes Rated R
Starring Daniel Roebuck, Cynthia Thompson, Darren Young
In search of the perfect woman, a bumbling anthropology student accidently travels back in time, 25,000 years, and meets his dream woman...a beautiful cave girl. However, she quickly makes it clear he must use all of his modern-day wiles if he is to win her love.
Starring Cliff Robertson, Leif Garrett, Lisa Harrow
(1985) Color 91 Minutes Not Rated
A research scientist discovers the formula she’s been working on is a lethal biological agent to be used as a weapon against her country’s enemies. Hoping to stop the plans of her military, the scientist steals the deadly bio-agent and wishes to take it to agents of the U.S. government. Looking for transportation and hoping to avoid capture by her government, the scientist recruits the aid of a down-on-his-luck stunt driver and his mechanic, who have no idea what the scientist is carrying.
Starring Robert Conrad, Red West, Joan Sweeny
(1984) Color 95 Minutes Not Rated
A former student of a military high school arrives back at the school as the headmaster, looking to turn things around at the school. While his brash style causes some issues with the administration and students, he hopes that positive results will be derived from his changes. A competition against another military academy just might be the catalyst to bring everyone together under their new leader.
Starring Dennis Hopper, Michael Moriarty, Antonella Murgia
(1981) Color 105 Minutes Not Rated
A young woman who appears to exhibit the signs of the stigmata is coerced by a televangelist to make appearances on his program. Hoping to exploit the young woman to aid in his personal glory and financial gain, the televangelist tries every trick of the trade to keep the young woman under his control. When an assistant to the televangelist falls in love with the young woman and becomes romantically involved with her, he looks for a way to free her from the control of his employer.
Saigon: Year of the Cat
Starring Judi Dench, Frederic Forrest, Roger Rees, Wallace Shawn
(1983) Color 105 Minutes Not Rated
During the end of the Vietnam War, a female British bank officer meets and becomes involved with a CIA operative working out of the US Embassy. With the fall of Saigon soon approaching, the British woman becomes worried over the lack of time being spent with her by her American lover due to his undercover activities. Also worrying the woman is the fate of the South Vietnamese citizens who have helped the US during the war.
Act of Love
Starring Ron Howard, Mickey Rourke, Robert Foxworth
(1980) Color 100 Minutes Not Rated
A tragic motorcycle accident leaves one brother paralyzed while the other brother is left guilt-ridden. Seeing his brother struggle with his new life of limited mobility and function, the young man finds his own life weighed down by his thoughts and feelings about the accident. Motivated by his emotions and the suffering of his brother, the young man performs an “act of love” which creates more chaos for him.
Delta Force Commando
Starring Fred Williamson, Bo Svenson, Brett Clark
(1987) Color 90 Minutes Rated R
A group of Latin American guerillas attack a military base on Puerto Rico and then make off with a nuclear bomb. A top military man is assigned the task of tracking down the guerillas and retrieving the bomb. Accompanied by the husband of a woman who was murdered during the attack on the base, the military man tracks the guerillas to the jungles near Nicaragua, where the two men must battle the wilds of the jungle and the forces of the guerillas.
Tuareg: The Desert Warrior
Starring Mark Harmon, Luis Prendes, Paolo Malco
(1984) Color 97 Minutes Not Rated
A Tuareg warrior opens his camp to two political opponents of the new government who are attempting to escape the country. Government soldiers arrive afterwards and demand the warrior turn over the men to them. When the warrior refuses to cooperate with the soldiers citing tradition, the soldiers kill one of the men and take the other with them. The Tuareg warrior sets out to punish the soldiers for their actions and free their captive to honor his beliefs.
Starring Deborah Foreman, Sam J. Jones, Howard Hessemen
(1986) Color 97 Minutes Rated R
A perky, young woman is recruited to join an all-male, all-snobby limousine service. Although given the most difficult assignments, she prospers and ultimately wins not only the respect and admiration of the other drivers, but also the love of her toughest assignment - the son of her boss!
Starring Jeff Goldblum, Miranda Richardson, Dexter Fletcher
(1989) Color 109 Minutes Not Rated
A playwright living in Paris is struggling to raise his son alone after a recent divorce. An opportunity is presented to him to write a script with a young director and even though this is not an ideal situation for him, the playwright decides to accept the offer. Once the playwright and the director begin their collaboration, the playwright discovers that not all is at it seems with this project and his relationship with the director and his younger sister have dire consequences.
Portrait of a Showgirl
Starring Lesley Ann Warren, Rita Moreno, Tony Curtis
(1982) Color 96 Minutes Rated PG
A new dance revue is being put together to be performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, so a variety of dancers are hired. This film focuses in on the stories of three women hired as part of the show, all with different backgrounds and at different stages of their careers. The three women end up building a strong bond and, in spite of any differences that come between them or the problems that arise for each of them, their friendship and trust will see them through.
Night of the Sharks
Starring Treat Williams, Janet Agren, Antonio Fargas
(1987) Color 90 Minutes Rated PG-13
David Ziegler (Treat Williams) is a diver making his living in Cancun, Mexico. After coming into possession of a disc sent by his recently deceased brother, he is visited by some men looking for the disc; which contains information tying them to some criminal activities. Not only is Ziegler faced with danger from the men, he must also contend with a vicious shark that is guarding a sunken boat reportedly holding a fortune in gems.
Starring Betsy Russell, Gerard Christopher, Kristi Somers
(1985) Color 91 Minutes Rated R
A budding female race-car driver finally meets her racing idol and unbelievably they fall in love...a love that is quickly put to the test when, having received the chance to show her racing talents, the two find themselves in a race for a multi-million dollar sponsorship contract.
Callie & Son
Starring Lindsay Wagner, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dabney Coleman
(1981) Color 142 Minutes Rated PG
Callie Bordeaux (Lindsay Wagner) has worked her way up from a single waitress, forced to give up her son for adoption, to the powerful wife of a newspaper editor. Eventually, she is able to be reunited with her son and she succeeds her husband as editor. All the plans for success Bordeaux has for herself and her son are at jeopardy, with her son on trial for murder due to her daughter-in-law Sue Lynn (Michelle Pfeiffer).
Starring Bill Paxton, Mark Hamill, Ben Kingsley, F. Murray Abraham
(1989) Color 92 Minutes PG-13
In the near future when the Earth has suffered an environmental disaster, a fugitive has been captured by a pair of cops with the intent of bringing him in for the huge reward. A bounty hunter learns of the capture and takes the fugitive from the officers, to claim the reward himself, and escapes with his prisoner into the slipstream, a region of howling winds that encircle the Earth, with the cops hot on his trail.
The Cold War Killers
Starring Terence Stamp, Michael Culver, Carmen du Sautoy
(1986) Color 86 Minutes Not Rated
A British Air Force plane from the Cold War Era is found submerged in a pond with the remains of the pilot still at the controls. The Ministry of Defense sends an investigation team to discover the identity of the pilot and the contents of his cargo. What they discover is a secret that could raise some serious concerns about the Russians and some secret negotiations with Nazi Germany during WWII.
We Think the World of You
Starring Gary Oldman, Alan Bates, Max Wall
(1988) Color 92 Minutes Rated PG
A man heading to jail entrusts the care of Evie, his beloved German Shepard, to his gay lover. The lover becomes enamored with the dog and is distraught when the man’s family begins to fight over the ownership of Evie. Deciding to try and keep the dog for his own, the lover decides to fight for Evie even if it puts him up against his jailed lover.
Starring Elizabeth Hurley, Stephen Dillon, Geoffrey Palmer
(1988) Color 147 Minutes Not Rated
Based upon a true story centering on a young English woman who marries a German lawyer, with the married couple settling down to raise a family in 1930’s Germany. The rise of Hitler and the Nazi party gives way to Allied attacks and the woman is torn between caring for her children and dealing with the cruelty and hate of the ruling German class. Her husband’s arrest in connection with an assassination plot of Hitler moves the woman to take some dramatic action.
Starring John Lithgow, Jodie Foster, Michael Murphy
(1984) Color 90 Minutes Not Rated
At the end of the 19th Century, a young woman marries an older man through a pre-arranged marriage and she hopes her new life will bring her excitement and enjoyment. What happens instead is her strange-acting husband brings her to a remote island with the plan that the two of them will spend the rest of their lives there together. Finding this situation to be intolerable, the young woman takes action that proves to have some dire consequences for her
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Shea, Nancy Addison
(1983) Color 91 Minutes Not Rated
A young woman struggles to deal with the death of her father, while resenting her mother for moving on with her life. Attempting to rationalize her father’s tragic death in a plane crash, the young woman turns to her father’s journals for answers. Bizarre circumstances occur that allow the young woman to learn more about her father and his secrets.
A Time to Die
Starring Rex Harrison, Rod Taylor, Edward Albert
(1982) Color 91 Minutes Rated R
A former soldier of World War II looks to avenge the torture and murder of his wife at the hands of six men. Joined on his search for the killers by two men, our former soldier learns that each of his accomplices has their own personal interest in finding the murderers. Unfortunately, some of these agendas held by the partners fall into conflict with personal vendetta held by the former soldier and these differences will put him at odds with them.
Starring Richard Moll, Maurice Grandmaison, Faith Clift
(1983) Color 96 Minutes Not Rated
In this tale of the origins of the Mormon Church, settlers are heading west to the land of promise. Along the way, the wagon train of pioneers faces many perils and hardships. Eventually, the settlers arrive in Utah to begin their new life.
Starring Jason Connery, Glenn Ford, Donald Pleasence
(1989) Color 89 Minutes Rated R
In 1942, the three major leaders of the Allied Forces, Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin, all agree to meeting in Casablanca to discuss the war plan against the Axis Powers. Prime Minister Churchill decides to travel by train to the secret meeting, but this puts him in unexpected danger. When the Nazis find out about Churchill’s travel plans, they set out to capture the British leader and it’s going to take a crack group of American and British commandos to prevent this.
Starring Ted Vernon, Michael David Simms, Richard Vidan
(1988) Color 83 Minutes Rated R
A group of rogue commandos steal the payroll from Camp Pendleton and make their escape by hijacking a cargo plane, taking the pilot and his teenage daughter hostage in the process. As the plane is flying over rural Cailfornia, one of the commandos double-crosses his partners by parachuting out of the plane with the crate of money, landing in a cornfield. The other commandos force the plane to land in the field and begin their search for the betrayer and the money, all the while they are being watched by an eerie group of scarecrows posted all around the field.
Starring Gregg Henry, Leslie Nielsen, Michael J. Pollard
(1986) Color 88 Minutes Rated R
A bitter ex-Navy SEAL finds he is the only thing between a group of international terrorists and world destruction. Our former Vietnam veteran discovers a nuclear weapons smuggling operation and must put a stop to it before the bombs fall into the wrong hands. It will take a little luck and all of his military training for our hero to defeat the international terrorists.
Starring John McCafferty, Debra Lamb, Robyn Blythe
(1987) Color 83 Minutes Rated R
The pretentious host of a game show, in which the contestants are actual death row inmates, finds his life in danger when a mafia hit-man seeks revenge for the game show death of his family member.