1978 July Movies

Grease (1978)

Grease

  • 80%
  • PG
  • 110 min
  • Musical

.Danny Zuko (Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Newton-John) had the perfect summer romance. But Labor Day comes all too soon for the pair, and they must go off to their separate schools, each mistakenly thinking that this is the end. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease. with Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Frenchy and all the Rydell High gang. Who could resist all those infectious songs performed by John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Frankie Avalon, Sha-Na-Na, Frankie Valli...

Animal House (1978)

Animal House

    • R
    • 109 min
    • Comedy

    Unable to gain acceptance at the snootier fraternities they pledge, the Deltas, a a motley crew of misfits and sociopaths bent on disrupting the well-starched status quo, engage in various illegalities that land them in hot water with both the stern college dean and the neighboring jock fraternity. Their exploits eventually cause them to be placed on double-secret probation, until finally, they are kicked out of school and, as the dean reminds them, newly eligible for the Vietnam draft.

    The Swarm (1978)

    The Swarm

    • 13%
    • PG
    • 155 min
    • Horror

    A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people.

    Hooper (1978)

    Hooper

    • 63%
    • PG
    • 97 min
    • Action

    Aging stuntman Sonney Hooper is still on top as one of the best stuntmen in the business. But up and coming Ski is starting to do bigger and better stunts. Hooper has the experience to setup a stunt safely, and Ski lacks the common sense to know when a stunt is too dangerous. Maybe together, along with their fun loving buddies, they can do a stunt together that will surpass anything that anyone has done.

    Martin (1978)

    Martin

    • 96%
    • NONE
    • 95 min
    • Drama

    George Romero does for vampires what he has already done to zombies - an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be 84 years old, and who certainly drinks human blood. The boy arrives in Pittsburg to stay with his uncle, who promises to save Martin's soul and destroy him once he is finished, but Martin's loneliness finds other means of release.

    The Wild Geese (1978)

    The Wild Geese

    • 60%
    • R
    • 134 min
    • Action

    A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

    Foul Play (1978)

    Foul Play

    • 74%
    • PG
    • 116 min
    • Comedy

    A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    • 15%
    • PG
    • 113 min
    • Adventure

    Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

    Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978)

    Adventures of a Plumber's Mate

      • 88 min
      • Comedy

      Randy plumber, Sid South (Christopher Neil), enjoys a profession which offers him ample opportunity to bed sexy housewives. In the third of the popular Adventures... series, our hero takes the plunge with a host of famous faces, including: Stephen Lewis and Willie Rushton.

      Angel Guts: High School Co-Ed (1978)

      Angel Guts: High School Co-Ed

        • G
        • 79 min
        • Horror

        Three gangsters spend their time assaulting students until their leader feels guilty and saves a young girl from being raped. Following the incident the gang decides he must now prove himself by raping her himself.

        Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron (1978)

        Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron

          • Unrated
          • 163 min
          • Action

          Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

          Buckstone County Prison (1978)

          Buckstone County Prison

            • R
            • 117 min
            • Adventure

            The Hell Hole of North Carolina. In 1957, the people of North Carolina feared two things -- the mountain chain gang and a man named SEABO. North Carolina's BUCKSTONE COUNTY PRISON and Chain Gang were infamous as the most feared correctional institution in the country. Run by the sadistically brutal Warden Coley (Don "Red" Barry) and his henchman, Jimbo (reknown karate master Ed Parker), prisoners rarely caused a problem and those that did, didn't live long enough to talk about it. With the...

            Circle of Iron (1978)

            Circle of Iron

            • 43%
            • R
            • 102 min
            • Action

            A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan

            Enter The Fat Dragon (1978)

            Enter The Fat Dragon

              • R
              • 103 min
              • Action

              Ah Lung is a pig farmer and a devoted Bruce Lee fan who is anxious to follow in Lee's footsteps, but only ridiculed for his attempts. He is sent to the city to earn a living working at his uncle's restaurant, but when he arrives, he finds a gang of thugs causing trouble in the restaurant. He takes the chance to prove himself and attacks the thugs, defeating them and saving the restaurant. Soon, he becomes a waiter, and discovers a plot by the same thugs to kidnap a woman he works with....

              Filming Othello (1978)

              Filming Othello

                • Unrated
                • 84 min
                • Documentary

                "Il vero cineasta è colui che sa dominare le catastrofi !". Partendo da questa affermazione, Orson Welles spiega le ragioni, i tempi ed i modi della realizzazione di uno dei suoi capolavori, l'OTHELLO, appunto. Ora parlando con due degli interpreti, ora spiegando l'importanza del montaggio cinematografico ad un gruppo di studenti di Boston, ora parlando da solo davanti ad una moviola. Più che un semplice documentario (prodotto dalla televisione tedesca), è un...

                Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

                Go Tell the Spartans

                  • 114 min
                  • Drama

                  Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South Vietnamese counterparts defend the village of Muc Wa against multiple attacks by Viet-Cong guerrillas.

                  Harper Valley PTA (1978)

                  Harper Valley PTA

                    • PG
                    • 93 min
                    • Comedy

                    Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Most of the townsfolk, particularly those on the school PTA, think she is a little too liberal so they're making things tough for her and her daughter. So she runs for the position of PTA President, which infuriates them. Stella decides to get revenge with the help of her friends.

                    Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)

                    Hot Lead and Cold Feet

                      • G
                      • 90 min
                      • Family

                      A tough father is out to take control of a small western town with the help of his twin sons: one a gunfighter, the other a mild-mannered coward. Before gaining control, they must first win an odd race and then oust the town's corrupt mayor. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>

                      International Velvet (1978)

                      International Velvet

                        • PG
                        • 127 min
                        • Drama

                        A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.

                        Killer's Moon (1978)

                        Killer's Moon

                          • Unrated
                          • 90 min
                          • Horror

                          Four mental patients - who, due to unauthorized experiments, believe they're living in a dream and have shed all moral imperatives - escape and find their way to the nearest bus-load of stranded schoolgirls.

                          - Written by

                          Brian J. Wright <[email protected]>