Tag: 1979

Wise Blood (1979) 7.1

Wise Blood (1979)

Storyline:US Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, somehow observations like the state of a run-down country church, meeting the ridiculous frauds on the streets and memories inspire him to ta...

Yanks (1979) 6.4

Yanks (1979)

Storyline:During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to...

L’enfant secret (1979) 6.6

L’enfant secret (1979)

Storyline:Four chapters based on the birth of a 'secret child', or a film, with chapter titles: "La séction Césarienne" (Caesarian section: a descriptive detail introducing the mother); "Le dernier guerrier" (the last...

The Miracle Worker (TV Movie 1979) 7.4

The Miracle Worker (TV Movie 1979)

Storyline:Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help ...

The Frisco Kid (1979) 6.4

The Frisco Kid (1979)

Storyline:A rabbi from Poland goes to America to lead a Jewish community. When he arrives in America he is hijacked and has to work his way across the country. On the way he meets up with a bank robber and they form a...

S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie 1979) 6.3

S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie 1979)

Storyline:On April 14, 1912, R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage. Over one thousand five hundred people were lost. This docudrama follows the personal stories of some of the passengers and crew aboar...

Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979) 5.3

Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

Storyline:A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, traveling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediate...

Bog (1979) 3

Bog (1979)

Storyline:When a local begins fishing with dynamite in Bog Lake, something a bit larger pops to the surface: a green, bug-eyed mutant monster awakened from a long sleep, which promptly begins killing and eating fisher...

The Outsider (1979) 6.7

The Outsider (1979)

Storyline:Idealistic Vietnam veteran Michael Flaherty (Wasson), enthralled by the stories told to him by his grandfather (Hayden) and disillusioned by the lack of a clear cut cause in Vietnam, leaves his comfortable l...

Victoria (1979) 5.6

Victoria (1979)

Storyline:The tragic romance between the son of a miller and a landlord's daughter.User Reviews:

Going the Distance (1979) 6.9

Going the Distance (1979)

Storyline:A documentary about the XI Commonwealth Games, held in Canada in 1978.User Reviews: Being someone who doesn't live in a commonwealth country, I don't pay attention to the Commonwealth Games. That made Paul C...

Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (1979) 5.9

Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (1979)

Storyline:Generel Sanada, seeking retribution for the murder of his father and a lost battle, both conceived by the Shogun, devises a series of brilliant plans to thwart the Shogun's overwhelming strength.User Reviews...

The Driller Killer (1979) 5.2

The Driller Killer (1979)

Storyline:Reno is an artist struggling to survive in NYC. He draws inspiration from scenes of daily street life and occasional random violence. Under pressure to finish his oft-delayed grand masterpiece, his psychotic...

Zulu Dawn (1979) 6.7

Zulu Dawn (1979)

Storyline:In 1879 South Africa, the administrators of the British Cape Colony have designs to eliminate the Zulus as a hindrance to their colonial economy. To that end, the British present King Cetshwayo with an impos...

En handelsresandes död (TV Movie 1979) 6.8

En handelsresandes död (TV Movie 1979)

Storyline:Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubl...

Kamisamaga kureta akanbô (1979) 5.3

Kamisamaga kureta akanbô (1979)

Storyline:Sayoko is desperate to have a child, but her boyfriend Shinsaku is horrified. One day, a six-year-old boy is left outside the door claiming Shinsaku to be its father.User Reviews:

Starting Over (1979) 6.5

Starting Over (1979)

Storyline:Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ditched by his ambitious singer wife (Candice Bergen), until he begins to forge a new new relationship with an equally i...

Play Motel (1979) 5

Play Motel (1979)

Storyline:Patrizia and Roberto, theatrical actors and spouses, after having stayed at the Play Motel, accidentally find a body in the trunk of their car. They leave the car at the scene and go to call the police, and ...

Scum (1979) 7.6

Scum (1979)

Storyline:An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's.User Reviews: As a resident of the United States who has worked in this country's "enlightened" prison systems...

An American Christmas Carol (TV Movie 1979) 6.8

An American Christmas Carol (TV Movie 1979)

Storyline:In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the p...

The War at Home (1979) 7.6

The War at Home (1979)

Storyline:Interviews with people involved with and leading the Madison, Wisconsin area resistance to the Vietnam war.User Reviews: In 1982, when I was a freshman at Edgewood College, I was in an Intro to Political Sci...

New Aladdin (1979) 6.5

New Aladdin (1979)

Storyline:Animation is a kind of parody of the famous fairy tale about Aladdin and the magic lamp. Heroes of the old eastern fairy tale authors have placed in our time. Alas, but modern Aladdin is not at all the charm...

Measure for Measure (TV Movie 1979) 7.5

Measure for Measure (TV Movie 1979)

Storyline:When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister, Isabella (a...

Jaguar Lives! (1979) 4.2

Jaguar Lives! (1979)

Storyline:The world's new Karate hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs, and help save the world from an evil con (Sir Christopher Lee).User Reviews: I actually couldn't care less about lame Kung-Fu movie...