1979 October Movies

10 (1979)

10

  • 71%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Comedy

George Webber escapes from the bustle and headaches (and toothaches) of Los Angeles to the beaches of Acapulco. While there he runs into Jenny, the daughter of his dentist who is on her honeymoon. Jenny tries to repay him for a big favor, and her method of repayment causes George to rethink his whole approach to life.

Tess (1979)

Tess

    • PG
    • 186 min
    • Drama

    An Oscar winner for Best Cinematography, Roman Polanski's retelling of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles tells the dark tale of Tess (Nastassja Kinski), a teenage servant to a wealthy family whose son, Alec (Leigh Lawson), seduces, impregnates and abandons her. Tess finds renewed hope when she falls in love with Angel (Peter Firth), a parson's son – though she faces tragic consequences when he learns of her sordid past.

    The Black Stallion (1979)

    The Black Stallion

    • 86%
    • G
    • 118 min
    • Adventure

    When a shipwreck leaves Alec--a courageous young boy--and "The Black"--a wild Arabian stallion--stranded on a desolate island, the two share a frightening adventure of survival which forges a lasting bond of friendship between them. Upon their rescue, Alec and the magnificent horse continue their adventures when they join forces with ex-jockey and horse trainer, Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney).

    And Justice for All (1979)

    And Justice for All

      • R
      • 119 min
      • Drama

      An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.

      When a Stranger Calls (1979)

      When a Stranger Calls

      • 40%
      • R
      • 97 min
      • Horror

      A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

      Concrete Cowboys Concrete Cowboys (1979)

      "Concrete Cowboys" Concrete Cowboys

        • R
        • 100 min
        • Adventure

        Two Montana saddletramps head to Nashville to open up a detective agency. At first, the agency begins on a lark, but soon they get involved in a case involving a kidnapped singer. Written by Jmac1988

        "3 by Cheever" O Youth and Beauty!

          • Unrated
          • 58 min
          • Documentary

          Cash Bentley and his wife Louise lead an average upper-middle-class life in suburbia, with a nice home and two fine children. But Cash grows increasingly unsettled in his life, yearning for the glories of his athletic youth and watching them fade further in the distance with accumulating age. Louise worries about him as his difficulties with mid-life pull him further away from happiness and comfort with his family.

          - Written by

          Jim Beaver...

          American Desperado (1979)

          American Desperado

            • NONE
            • 87 min
            • Drama

            "Cocaine Cowboys" is the story of Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam vet by age 20 who ended up involved in gangland takeovers of New York City nightclubs in the early '70s (his uncle was the consigliere to Carlo Gambino). By the end of the decade, Roberts landed in Miami, dealt billions of dollars worth of coke for the Medellin drug cartel and ultimately spent 10 years in prison.

            Billy Corben's popular documentary of the same name, released by Magnolia in 2006, covered a slice of Roberts'...

            Cocaine Cowboys (1979)

            Cocaine Cowboys

              • R
              • 87 min
              • Crime

              Destn (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf (Jack Palance), wish to sever ties with organized-crime, leave the drug world behind and concentrate on music. However they are coerced into doing one last job for the Mob. They lose the $2 million of cocaine, and find themselves marked men unless they can fulfill their obligations. Written by INFOFREAKO

              Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari (1979)

              Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari

                • 100 min
                • Drama

                "Beautiful Girl Hunter" by Norifumi Suzuki is based on manga by Maasaki Soto.The film portrays the life of Tatsuya,a young man of proper descent whose outward respectability hides his urges for rape and torture.This handsome rapist seduces women,then brings them to the basement of the mansion he inherited from his well-to-do parents,where he indulges in lengthy sessions of sado-sexual violence.

                Demon Pond (1979)

                Demon Pond

                  • G
                  • 123 min
                  • Fantasy

                  Outside of a small village in Japan, a mysterious pond is inhabited by mythic creatures. Their story is of revenge, tragedy, and the power of real love. A classical tale which translates wonderfully to film.

                  - Written by

                  Molly Malloy

                  Goldengirl (1979)

                  Goldengirl

                    • PG
                    • 104 min
                    • Drama

                    A neo-Nazi Doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised & Conditioned since she was a child to run in the Olympics.

                    Head Over Heels (1979)

                    Head Over Heels

                      • PG
                      • 92 min
                      • Comedy

                      Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is "an unemployed jacket salesman," his mother is a spacey, laxative overdosing, overly eccentric basket-case, his perpetually happy sister finds love in the dorkiest of guys, his step-father has a jones for Turtle Wax and his boss asks him for advice about his Ivy League son's sexual problems. He listens to...

                      Home Before Midnight (1979)

                      Home Before Midnight

                        • Unrated
                        • 111 min
                        • Drama

                        A successful rock lyricist becomes romantically involved with a girl he picks up hitchhiking only to learn that she is only fourteen. Her parents take action against him.

                        Human Experiments (1979)

                        Human Experiments

                          • R
                          • 82 min
                          • Crime

                          Country singer Rachel (Haynes) is arrested and charged with murder and placed in prison. Psychiatric sessions are run by the sadistic Dr. Kline, whose idea of mental health is to erase the patient's personality and completely replace it with a new one through brainwashing. Written by Ørnås

                          Koeputkiaikuinen ja Simon enkelit (1979)

                          Koeputkiaikuinen ja Simon enkelit

                            • Unrated
                            • 87 min
                            • Comedy

                            Mathematician Mauno Mutikainen is accidentally pronounced dead as a result of an operation where a splinter is being removed from his finger (which he got by scratching his head). He is then cloned into a test-tube adult (a play on the phrase test-tube child) named Richard Ilyevitch Jyrä by his creator (father and mother) Dr. Jyrä (his name is intended to appeal to both American and Soviet sensibilities). Loiri and Ahonen play the roles of gangster attempting to kidnap Jyrä and/or...

                            Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)

                            Mad Monkey Kung Fu

                              • Unrated
                              • 116 min
                              • Action

                              Liu Chia Liang is kung fu master chen tricked and crippled by the villainous gangster and brothel - keeper tuen (lo lieh) who also forces his sister into prostitution. no longer able to practice the martial arts he becomes a lowly street entertainer performing with his beloved trained monkey ah mao. tuens men slaughter the animal forcingchen and his petty thief side kick little monkey (the remarkable hsiao hou) into mortal combat with the enemy the ultimate test of their mad monkey style kung fu

                              Meteor (1979)

                              Meteor

                                • PG
                                • 108 min
                                • Action

                                After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules" but discovers soon that it doesn't have enough fire power. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the USSR who have also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?

                                Seeking Asylum (1979)

                                Seeking Asylum

                                  • Unrated
                                  • 110 min
                                  • Comedy

                                  Roberto has a new job as the teacher at a nursery school. The first child he meets is Gianluigi, who's mute. Roberto is spirited, bringing a TV into class, then a donkey. He takes children on an unscheduled field trip to their fathers' plant. He dates Isabella, the mother of one of his students, and soon she's pregnant. He's moody about it, so Isabella leaves for her family's abandoned movie theater in Sardinia, but not before Roberto is briefly arrested and questioned...

                                  Starting Over (1979)

                                  Starting Over

                                    • R
                                    • 105 min
                                    • Comedy

                                    A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel.