Category Archives: 1980-1989

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1986) Rated NR

 Huckleberry Finn is a precocious boy who rebels against society and escapes down the Mississippi River for adventure. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Patrick Day, Anne Shropshire, Sada Thompson, Lillian Gish. A fantastic retelling of the classic book by Mark Twain. … Continue reading

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Playing for Keeps (1986) Rated PG-13

 A group of friends discover a deed to a house and dream of turning it into a rock n’ roll hotel. Starring Daniel Jordano, Matthew Penn, Leon W. Grant, Marisa Tomei. This film is really out there. Poor writing, direction, and production plague every … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1986) Rated NR

 In the 1840s, two boys get into mischief with body snatchers and girls. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Scott Higgins, Jane Harders, Michael Pate. A brilliant, animated rendition of a classic story, this film is perfect for children. It’s … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1984) Rated NR

 A teenage boy and his friend, a runaway slave, sail down the Mississippi. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Alistair Duncan, Barbara Frawley This is a compact version of the story of Huckleberry Finn. it eliminates the controversial aspects … Continue reading

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The Shell Seekers (1989) Rated PG

With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, Penelope must discover the secret to happiness for her future. Based on the book by Rosemunde Pilcher. Starring Angela Lansbury, Irene Worth, Sam Wanamaker I could identify with the characters in … Continue reading

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Young Guns (1988) Rated R

A group of young men, lead by Billy the Kid, hunt down the killers of the rancher who was their benefactor. Starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Jack Palance, Terry O’Quinn. Young Guns tells … Continue reading

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The Neverending Story (1984) Rated PG

A boy discovers a fantasy world through the pages of an old book. Based on the novel by Michael Ende. Starring Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Chris Eastman, Noah Hathaway. A wonderful fantasy about a boy named Bastian who struggles with his … Continue reading

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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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