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1980-1989

Indiana Jones

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Directed by Steven Spielberg. 115 min. Video :1284 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Directed by Steven Spielberg.126 min. :1286 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). Directed by Steven Spielberg. Featuring the indespensible, treacherous Arab hordes and villains (see notes for Lawrence of Arabia)
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Jewel of the Nile (1985)

Director, Lawrence Teague. Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny De Vito, Spiros Focas, Avner Eisenberg. When bored author Joan gets an offer from a certain Omar to come write up his pending coronation, she takes off for the Middle East...and winds up in prison. Meanwhile, her friend Jack decides to hunt down a jewel in Omar's neck of the desert accompanied by his old nemesis Ralph. While Joan and a Holy Man are escaping from prison, Jack and Ralph head their way, and soon all four are making a run through uncharted sands in the African desert to save their lives. 106 min.

Krush Groove (1985)

Directed by Michael Schultz. Cast: Sheila E., RUN-DMC, The FatBoys, Kurtis Blow, Blair Underwood, The New Edition. A talentedgroup of street-savvy urban kids hook up with Krush Groove, ahot new rocord label. But with their success come the ego tripsand greed that threaten to destroy everything they've workedfor. A fresh, 23-title soundtrack vibrantly pushes therap-to-riches story along. 95 min. ;
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La Bamba (1986)

Writer-director, Luis Valdez. Starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosana De Soto, Elizabeth Pena, Joe Pantoliano.The man, the myth, and the music that brought America to its feet and catapulted 17 year-old Ritchie Valens to rock 'n' roll stardom live again. 103 min. Credits and other information from Internet Movie Database

Little Drummer Girl (1984)

Director, George Roy Hill. Cast: Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis, Klaus Kinski. Charlie is a repertory actress and Palestinian sympathizer thrust into the world of international espionage. The cunning head of an Israeli counterspy group sees Charlie's politics and romantic vulnerability as the perfect trap for their quarry, the elusive Palestinian terrorist Khalil. Based on the book by John Le Carre. 130 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Milagro Beanfield Wars (1988)

Produced and directed by Robert Redford. Cast: Ruben Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Julie Carmen, James Gammon, Melanie Griffith, John Heard, Carlos Riquelme, Daniel Stern, Christopher Walken, Chick Vennera. When a Chicano handyman from the Milagro Valley decides to irrigate his small beanfield by "borrowing" some water from a large and potentially destructive site, he unknowingly sets off a chain reaction that erupts into a humorous culture clash.

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Directed by Alan Parker. Cast: Gene Hackman and Willem Defoe.Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version ofthe case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, theFBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash betweenthe authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town. 127min. ;
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Awards
Berlin International Film Festival -Best Actor (Gene Hackman)

Native Son (1986)

Directed by Jerrold Freedman Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Matt Dillon.Motion picture based on Richard Wright's novel. 112 min.
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Novembermond (November Moon) (West Germany | France, 1985)

Directed by Alexandra von Grote. Cast: Gabriele Osberg, Christiane Millet, Daniele Delorme, Bruno Pradal. A timeless and compelling love story set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France. On the brink of war and in the face of escalating anti-Jewish activity, November has fled her native Germany for the relative safety of Paris. She meets and falls in love with Ferial, a fiercely patriotic French woman. 106 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Once Upon a Time in America (1983)

Director, Sergio Leone. Cast: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld, Treat Williams. "Epic, episodic, tale of the lives of a small group of New York City Jewish gangsters spanning over 40 years.

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