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1980-1989

Round Midnight (1986)

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Cast: Dexter Gordon,François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker, Herbie Hancock, BobbyHutcherson, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Lonette McKee, Martin Scorsese.Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris,an agedailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside,a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hearthose notes. Soon they form a friendship that sparks a final burstof genius in the fading musician. Special features: Interactivemenus, cast/director film highlights, theatrical trailer, sceneaccess.

Scarface (1983)

Directed by Brian DePalma. Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Shenar, Harris Yulin. Tells the story of the violent career of a smalltime Cuban refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami's cocaine empire. 170 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Scarface (1983)

Directed by Brian De Palma. Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Shenar, Harris Yulin. Tells the story of the violent career of a smalltime Cuban refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami's cocaine empire. 170 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Seguin

A docu-drama based on the life of one of Texas' unsung heroes, Juan Nepomunceno Seguin, a leader in San Antonio who raised an army to fight the Mexican forces of Santa Ana at the Alamo. Written and directed by Jesus Salvador Trevino. Performers: A. Martinez, Henry Darrow, Rose Portillo, Pepe Serna, Danny De La Paz, Enrique Castillo, Lupe Ontiveros, Edward James Olmos. 68 min.

Sofie (Sophie) (Denmark / Norway / Sweden, 1987)

Directed by Liv Ullmann. Cast: Karen-Lise Mynster, Erland Josephson, Ghita Norby, Jesper Christensen, Torben Zeller, Stig Hoffmeyer. Sofie is the only daughter of a late 19th century Jewish family in Denmark who finds herself bound to traditions that clash with the temptations of her heart. The film celebrates Sofie's life as she strives for happiness in an arranged marriage, grows to understand her family and finds the strength to accept her only child's decision to pursue a more modern way of life. 145 min.

Soldier's Story (1984)

Directed by Norman Jewison. Cast: Howard E. Rollins, Jr.,Adolph Caesar. A race relations drama about a military murderat a black army base near the end of World War II, and thesubsequent investigation of the murder. Based on: A soldier'splay / Charles Fuller. Special features: Production notes,March to freedom documentary narrated by Paul Winfield,director Norman Jewison's commentary, original theatricaltrailer, bonus theatrical trailer. 102 min. ;
Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Directed by Alan J. Pakula. Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol. Sophie Zawistowska, a tragic Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, has settled in America after World War II. Stingo, a 22 year-old aspiring writer from rural Virginia, is drawn to Sophie and Nathan--a madly romantic couple whose instability and flamboyance utterly capture this young man's imagination. The deeper Stingo sinks into these people's lives, the more he learns that each harbors terrible and terrifying secrets. 152 min.

Stand and Deliver (1987)

Directed by Ramon Menendez. Cast: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosana DeSoto, Andy Garcia. Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at East Los Angeles' Garfield High School, refuses to write off his kids as losers. He cajoles, pushes, wheedles, needles, threatens and inspires 18 kids to become math whizzes. Then they take the National Advanced Placement Calculus exam with surprising results. 103 min. ; Credit and other information from Internet Movie Database

Talk To Me (1983)

Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Cedric theEntertainer, Martin Sheen. Based on the true story of outspokenex-convict and iconic radio personality Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene.This powerful biopic details the life and career of the mediafigure whose voice instilled the black community with hope duringthe turbulent 1960s. After talking his way onto the Washington,D.C.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1985)

Performers: Patrick Day, Sada Thompson, Samm-Art Williams,Frederick Forrest, Lillian Gish, Bernard Hughes. 121 min.

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