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Poltergeist (1982)

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Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Beatrice Straight  •  Dominique Dunne

Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Beatrice Straight  •  Dominique Dunne

Cutting Class (1989)

High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following the suspicious death of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rospo Pallenberg
CAST:  Donovan Leitch  •  Jill Schoelen  •  Brad Pitt  •  Roddy McDowall

High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following the suspicious death of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rospo Pallenberg
CAST:  Donovan Leitch  •  Jill Schoelen  •  Brad Pitt  •  Roddy McDowall

Midnight Madness (1980)

A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt in which five rival teams composed of colorful oddballs furiously match wits with one another while trying to locate and decipher various cryptic clues planted ingeniously around Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Nankin  •  David Wechter
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  David Naughton  •  Stephen Furst  •  Maggie Roswell

A genius grad student organizes an all-night treasure hunt in which five rival teams composed of colorful oddballs furiously match wits with one another while trying to locate and decipher various cryptic clues planted ingeniously around Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Nankin  •  David Wechter
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  David Naughton  •  Stephen Furst  •  Maggie Roswell

Prince of Darkness (1987)

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Lisa Blount  •  Victor Wong  •  Jameson Parker

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Lisa Blount  •  Victor Wong  •  Jameson Parker

Short Cuts (1993)

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Tim Robbins  •  Jack Lemmon

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Tim Robbins  •  Jack Lemmon

Starman (1984)

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When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Karen Allen  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Richard Jaeckel

When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Karen Allen  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Richard Jaeckel

The Border (1982)

A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Valerie Perrine  •  Warren Oates

A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Valerie Perrine  •  Warren Oates

Desperado (1987)

Duell McCall finds himself in the middle of a deadly feud in a small mining town. Framed for the murder of Sheriff John Whaley, McCall is forced to wander the wild frontier in search of the one man who can clear him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virgil W. Vogel
CAST:  Alex McArthur  •  David Warner  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Donald Moffat

Duell McCall finds himself in the middle of a deadly feud in a small mining town. Framed for the murder of Sheriff John Whaley, McCall is forced to wander the wild frontier in search of the one man who can clear him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virgil W. Vogel
CAST:  Alex McArthur  •  David Warner  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Donald Moffat

Born to Race (1988)

A race-car driver falls in love with a beautiful Italian automobile engineer who is traveling the NASCAR circuit to sell her controversial engine technology.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Fargo
CAST:  Joseph Bottoms  •  Marla Heasley  •  Robert Logan  •  George Kennedy

A race-car driver falls in love with a beautiful Italian automobile engineer who is traveling the NASCAR circuit to sell her controversial engine technology.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Fargo
CAST:  Joseph Bottoms  •  Marla Heasley  •  Robert Logan  •  George Kennedy

River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene (1993)

A white water rafting vacation turns into a nightmare when divorced mother Maggie Keene must confront the deadly and charismatic killer who is stalking her. The hunt is on, and Maggie's desperation to stay alive proves to be a worthy match for her killer, the river ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Victoria Principal  •  Peter Onorati  •  Sean Murray  •  Gary Grubbs

A white water rafting vacation turns into a nightmare when divorced mother Maggie Keene must confront the deadly and charismatic killer who is stalking her. The hunt is on, and Maggie's desperation to stay alive proves to be a worthy match for her killer, the river ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Victoria Principal  •  Peter Onorati  •  Sean Murray  •  Gary Grubbs

Equinox (1992)

Henry Petosa and Freddy Ace are twins who were separated being babies, and they do not know each other. Henry was adopted by a honest man, while Freddy becomes a gangster. Henry is very shy and has a lot of mental troubles. The film melts the two stories by a young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  Fred Ward  •  Tyra Ferrell

Henry Petosa and Freddy Ace are twins who were separated being babies, and they do not know each other. Henry was adopted by a honest man, while Freddy becomes a gangster. Henry is very shy and has a lot of mental troubles. The film melts the two stories by a young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  Fred Ward  •  Tyra Ferrell

Raise the Titanic (1980)

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  M. Emmet Walsh  •  Richard Jordan  •  David Selby  •  Anne Archer

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  M. Emmet Walsh  •  Richard Jordan  •  David Selby  •  Anne Archer

Inherit the Wind (1999)

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  George C. Scott  •  Beau Bridges  •  Piper Laurie

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  George C. Scott  •  Beau Bridges  •  Piper Laurie

Bonanza: Under Attack (1995)

After a rogue band of Pinkerton detectives led by ruthless Charley Siringo (Dennis Farina) bushwhacks reformed outlaw Frank James (Leonard Nimoy), he seeks sanctuary on the Ponderosa with the next generation of Cartwrights and his former Civil War compatriots (Ben ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tinker
CAST:  Ben Johnson  •  Michael Landon Jr.  •  Emily Warfield  •  Brian Leckner

After a rogue band of Pinkerton detectives led by ruthless Charley Siringo (Dennis Farina) bushwhacks reformed outlaw Frank James (Leonard Nimoy), he seeks sanctuary on the Ponderosa with the next generation of Cartwrights and his former Civil War compatriots (Ben ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tinker
CAST:  Ben Johnson  •  Michael Landon Jr.  •  Emily Warfield  •  Brian Leckner

Bonanza: The Return (1993)

A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Ben Johnson  •  Michael Landon Jr.  •  Emily Warfield  •  Brian Leckner

A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Ben Johnson  •  Michael Landon Jr.  •  Emily Warfield  •  Brian Leckner

Trouble in Mind (1985)

The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Keith Carradine  •  Lori Singer  •  Geneviève Bujold

The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Keith Carradine  •  Lori Singer  •  Geneviève Bujold

Pink Cadillac (1989)

A bounty hunter helps out the wife of a bail-jumper after her child is kidnapped by neo-Nazi types.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buddy Van Horn
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Timothy Carhart  •  Jim Carrey

A bounty hunter helps out the wife of a bail-jumper after her child is kidnapped by neo-Nazi types.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buddy Van Horn
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Timothy Carhart  •  Jim Carrey

Advance & Retreat (2016)

Life is good for marketing professional Allison, she’s well on her way to earning a stellar promotion all while dating equally successful co-worker Bryce. Her biggest rival for the position, Vanessa, has the boss’ eye, but Allison has a plan. To win the promotion, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven R. Monroe
CAST:  Casey Deidrick  •  Riley Voelkel  •  Brandon Jones  •  Dirk Blocker

Life is good for marketing professional Allison, she’s well on her way to earning a stellar promotion all while dating equally successful co-worker Bryce. Her biggest rival for the position, Vanessa, has the boss’ eye, but Allison has a plan. To win the promotion, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven R. Monroe
CAST:  Casey Deidrick  •  Riley Voelkel  •  Brandon Jones  •  Dirk Blocker

My Father, My Son (1988)

When an Admiral orders the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, he has no idea the deadly consequences of his actions for his son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Bleckner
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  Karl Malden  •  Jenny Lewis  •  Margaret Klenck

When an Admiral orders the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, he has no idea the deadly consequences of his actions for his son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Bleckner
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  Karl Malden  •  Jenny Lewis  •  Margaret Klenck

Night of the Scarecrow (1995)

A group of drunk teenagers accidently set free the spirit of a warlock, which possesses a scarecrow. The scarecrow goes on a bloody rampage killing the descendents of the men who had killed the warlock a century before. A newcomer and the daughter of the mayor try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Burr
CAST:  Elizabeth Barondes  •  John Mese  •  Stephen Root  •  Bruce Glover

A group of drunk teenagers accidently set free the spirit of a warlock, which possesses a scarecrow. The scarecrow goes on a bloody rampage killing the descendents of the men who had killed the warlock a century before. A newcomer and the daughter of the mayor try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Burr
CAST:  Elizabeth Barondes  •  John Mese  •  Stephen Root  •  Bruce Glover
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