Category Archives: 1980-1989

My Two Dads (1987) Rated NR

When Marcy dies, she leaves her teenage daughter in the care of the two men who could be the father. Starring Paul Reiser, Staci Keanan, Florence Stanley, Greg Evigan. Of course the premise to this show was a little farfetched, … Continue reading

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Lethal Weapon (1987) Rated R

A veteran police officer is partnered  with a younger suicidal officer. Starring   Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey. Both compelling and complex, this film has it all: an intricate story line, powerful action, and excellent acting.  The chemistry between Gibson … Continue reading

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The Bounty (1984) Rated PG

The story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to mutiny on his ship. Based on the book, Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian by Richard Hough. Starring Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson. I thought this film … Continue reading

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The Presidio (1988) Rated R

A civil detective must work with a Colonel from his past solve a murder. Starring Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden. Although dated, this film is entertaining.  I found some of it comical, which is more due to … Continue reading

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Victor Victoria (1982) Rated PG

A talented female singer finds work impersonating a man who is impersonating a female. Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, John Rhys-Davies. This is a comedy, and it definitely has its funny moments. Andrews deftly pulls … Continue reading

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American Gigolo (1980) Rated R

A male escort is wrongful accused of murder. Starring Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo This film takes an inside look at an American gigolo. Gere plays the escort who just enjoys pleasuring women to being framed for murder. We … Continue reading

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Clash of the Titans (1981) Rated PG

The mythical Perseus goes on a quest, battling Medusa and the Kraken monster, to rescue Princess Andromeda. Period special effects and makeup and mediocre acting are all part of this film’s charm.  You may find yourself laughing at the absurdity … Continue reading

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Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (1987) Rated NR

An actress has an illicit love affair which could ruin her career in 1930s Hollywood. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, George Murdock, Holland Taylor This is an interesting concept but poorly conceived movie. The script is an compilation of two stories … Continue reading

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The Outsiders (1983) Rated PG-13

Tensions rise between two rival gangs when one gang’s member kills another member from the opposing gang. Based on  the adaptation of the book by the same name, written  by S. E. Hinton. Starring C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph … Continue reading

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) Rated R

Mad Max is back to help a gasoline rich community fight off a group of bandits. Starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston This movie takes a bare minimal plot and uses it to its highest possibility. It’s a high-octane action film with … Continue reading

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