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1980-1989

Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

Directed by Paul Mazursky. Cast: Anjelica Huston, Ron Silver, Lena Olin, Margaret Sophie Stein, Judith Malina, Alan King. A Holocaust survivor finds himself simultaneously involved with three women: the peasant who hid him from the Nazis during the war, a beautiful concentration camp survivor, and his first wife (who he was certain was dead). 120 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Escape from Sobibor (Yugoslavia / UK, 1987)

Directed by Jack Gold. Cast: Alan Arkin, Rutger Hauer, Joanna Pacula, Hartmut Becker, Jack Shepherd. Period Nazi propaganda. Towards the end of World War II the Nazi regime created three "Death camps" in Eastern Poland. A small group of prisoners were kept back from the gas chambers to work the camp under the control of the Nazi guards. This is the true story of the mass escape of Jewish prisoners from the Nazi death camp at Sobibor, Poland; of people who had to watch their countrymen and families die and pushed to the limit of human endurance, finally found a way to fight back.

Extreme Prejudice (1987)

Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso, Rip Torn, Clancy Brown, William Forsythe, Matt Mulhern, Larry B. Scott, Dan Tullis Jr., John Dennis Johnston, James Lashly, Marco Rodriguez, Luis Contreras, Carlos Cervantes, Tom "Tiny" Lister Jr. El Paso based Texas Ranger Jack Benteen is intent on trying to control the drug trade, and the means breaking up the drug cartel run by his old friend Cash Bailey across the border in Mexico. His girl Sarita has tired of life with him, and returned to her former lover--Cash.

Flashpoint (1984)

Directed by William Tannen. Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Tess Harper. Bob Logan and Ernie Wyatt, members of the US Border Patrol in south Texas, unearth the remains of a man buried at the wheel of a jeep in the desert with a box containing $800,000 in cash and two phone numbers. One number is traced to a person in Washington, D.C., while the other dates back twenty years as the number of the Dallas Police Dept. The patrolmen have unwittingly uncovered a conspiracy surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Frida (Frida, naturaleza viva) (Mexico, 1984)

Directed by Paul Leduc. Cast: Ofelia Medina, Juan Jose Gurrola, Salvador Sanchez, Max Kerlow, Claudio Brook. On her deathbed, the artist Frida Kahlo recalls her life as a painter and reflects on the effects of her illnesses and injuries and on her relationships with Leon Trotsky, husband Diego Rivera, and others. 1989. 108 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseReviews and articles: Lynd, Juliet. Art and Politics in Paul Leduc's Frida: Naturaleza viva. RLA: Romance Languages Annual. 10 (2): 696-702. 1998.

Friday the 13th (1980)

Directed by Sean S. Cunningham. Cast: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Jeannine Taylor, Kevin Bacon. Camp Crystal Lake has been closed for over twenty years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. New owners reopen the camp, only to have each counselor stalked by a violent killer. This 24-hour nightmare of blood unfolds into a film which is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences. 96 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Glory (1989)

Directed by Edward Zwick. Cast: Matthew Broderick, DenzelWashington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman. Two idealistic youngBostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry,America's first Black regiment in the Civil War. Based on theletters by Robert Gould Shaw ; based on the book "Lay this laurel"by Lincoln Kirstein ; based on the book "One gallant rush" by PeterBurchard.

Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard. Cast: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, Michael Pataki. It is a decade after the original Halloween massacre in Haddonfield, and Michael Myers lays comatose in a maximum security prison hospital. But when he learns of the existence of his young niece, Jamie, he escapes to return home and fulfill his destiny of destruction. Special features: Theatrical trailer ; introduction by Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell ; documentary featuring behind the scenes footage, a cut scene and interviews with cast and crew, directed by Mark Cerulli.

Hammett (1982)

Directed by Wim Wenders. Cast: Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Roy Kinnear, Lydia Lei. Imaginary story about Dashiell Hammett, a writer who lives the hard-boiled life he writes about. 97 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Hanna K. (Israel / France, 1982)

Directed by Costa-Gavras. Cast: Jill Clayburgh, Jean Yanne, Gabriel Byrne, Muhammad Bakri. Story of a Jewish-American woman attorney's tumultuous relationships with her sullen client, an accused Palestinian terrorist, her fiery lover and her new homeland of Israel. 111 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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