1979 September Movies

Quadrophenia (1979)

Quadrophenia

  • 100%
  • R
  • 117 min
  • Crime

Fueled by amphetamines and teen angst, Jimmy speeds around London on his scoot with his Mod friends getting into trouble.

Scum (1979)

Scum

    • R
    • 98 min
    • Crime

    Scum tells the story of a young offender named Carlin as he arrives at the institution, and his rise through violence and self-protection to the top of the inmates' pecking order, purely as a tool to survive.

    A Dog Called... Vengeance (1979)

    A Dog Called... Vengeance

      • Unrated
      • 114 min

      A political prisoner in a South American dictatorship escapes and is pursued throughout the country by a bloodthirsty dog.

      - Written by

      Pablo Montoya <[email protected]>

      Avalanche Express (1979)

      Avalanche Express

        • 88 min
        • Action

        CIA agent Harry Wargrave (Marvin) is sent to aid Gen. Marenkov (Shaw), a senior Russian official, who is defecting to the west. Wargrave decides they should travel to safety on a train across Europe, the "Atlantic Express". During the journey they must survive attacks by terrorists and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin (Schell).

        Black Jack (1979)

        Black Jack

          • Unrated
          • 110 min
          • Adventure

          In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company of Tolly, a teenaged boy who is able to translate Black Jack's odd speech into something comprehensible. They join up with Belle, an aristocratic teenager who has escaped from the madhouse her family imprisoned her in when she grew...

          Bush Mama (1979)

          Bush Mama

            • R
            • 97 min
            • Drama

            Bush Mama is the story of Dorothy and her husband T.C. He is a discharged Vietnam veteran who thought he would return home to a "hero's welcome." Instead he is falsely arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Her life revolves around the welfare office and a community facing poverty and unemployment. As a result of the film's events, both the main characters become radicalized and Dorothy eventually turns to violence. Bush Mama is an American film made by Ethiopian-American...

            Death Car on the Freeway (1979)

            Death Car on the Freeway

              • Unrated
              • 91 min
              • Mystery

              A woman is badly shaken when she is run off the freeway and nearly killed by a crazy van-driver. Her story is not taken too seriously by TV or the police - until another woman is killed in similar circumstances, also by a dark van. The police seem to have no leads, so a TV reporter starts investigating the similarities between the cases. As the deaths mount, she takes hazard-driving lessons. When she finally locates the driver's whereabouts, he's missing, but chases her onto the...

              Disco Godfather (1979)

              Disco Godfather

                • R
                • 93 min
                • Action

                A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco Godfather vows "to personally come down on the suckers that's producing this shit!" He takes to the streets, slaps drug dealers and even exposes a crooked cop that is covering for the dealers. In between, he still finds time to...

                Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)

                Guyana: Cult of the Damned

                  • 90 min
                  • Drama

                  Reverend James Johnson, the priest of an independent church in Guyana in South America, orders his followers to suicide. But not all follow him blindly and begin to think on their own.

                  Heartland (1979)

                  Heartland

                  • 100%
                  • 96 min
                  • Western

                  Disarmingly realistic in its depiction of the realities of frontier life, Heartland is a strong antidote to the cliches of traditional Westerns. This semi-documentary slice of life is based on the diaries of Elmore Randall Stewart about her days on the Wyoming frontier in the early 20th century. It's a strongly feminist statement about a woman raising her small daughter alone and scrapping for a living by working for a shy Scottish rancher. Director Richard Pearce brings an endearing touch to a...

                  Le mors aux dents

                    • Unrated
                    • 99 min
                    • Drama
                    Malabimba (1979)

                    Malabimba

                      • PG
                      • 98 min
                      • Horror

                      Katell Laennec (in her one and only screen appearance) stars as Bimba, a teenage temptress who plunges her entire family - including her widowed father, wanton aunt, invalid uncle and even a beloved nun - into the depths of sexual depravity. Is she possessed by demonic lust or just going through a really freaky puberty? Evil hungers for the ultimate in unholy pleasure. The Devil demands MALABIMBA!

                      Mama turns 100 (1979)

                      Mama turns 100

                        • R
                        • 92 min
                        • Comedy

                        Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In their reunion, she finds that Jose died three years ago; Juan left his wife Luchy; Fernando is still living with his mother and unsuccessfully trying to fly a hang glider; and the three little girls are grown-up. Further, she discovers that the dysfunctional family is completely broken, and Luchy in embezzling...

                        Nocturnal Uproar (1979)

                        Nocturnal Uproar

                          • PG
                          • 97 min
                          • Drama

                          A filmmaker engages in a routine series of sexual encounters to pass the time while editing her latest film. When one man refuses to play by her rules, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.

                          S.O.S. Titanic (1979)

                          S.O.S. Titanic

                            • Unrated
                            • 100 min
                            • Drama

                            On April 14, 1912 the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage. Over 1500 people were lost. This docudrama follows the personal stories of some of the passengers and crew aboard on that fateful night. John Jacob Astor and his new bride Madeline, Laurence Beesley, Molly Brown, a group of Irish emigrants, the wireless operators and the stewards are among the characters. Written by Jim Sadur <[email protected]>

                            Schwestern oder Die Balance des Glücks (1979)

                            Schwestern oder Die Balance des Glücks

                              • Unrated
                              • 95 min
                              • Drama

                              Sisters Maria and Anna live together. Maria is a most proficient executive secretary, encouraging Anna to finish her studies and start a career. Anna broods, threatens to quit university, takes pills, and keeps a diary. When Maria's relationship with Maurice, the son of her boss, starts to lead to love, Anna takes a selfish and drastic step that plummets Maria into solitude. No longer able to connect with Maurice, Maria does establish a relationship with Miriam, a typist at her office who...

                              Short Memory (1979)

                              Short Memory

                                • Unrated
                                • 102 min
                                • Drama

                                In this thriller, a UNESCO translator stumbles across a group which is hiding and supporting Nazis and facilitating their travel around the world. She had been given an assignment to study the work of a writer who recently had died, and the conspiracy is revealed in materials he left behind. She comes upon a young man who is going through the writer's papers, and she immediately assumes he must be one of the conspirators. However, he soon convinces her of his innocence in that regard, and the...

                                Something Short of Paradise (1979)

                                Something Short of Paradise

                                  • PG
                                  • 87 min
                                  • Drama

                                  A young couple in New York are having problems with their relationship.

                                  Stone Cold Dead (1979)

                                  Stone Cold Dead

                                    • R
                                    • 100 min
                                    • Crime

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                                    The Onion Field (1979)

                                    The Onion Field

                                    • 83%
                                    • R
                                    • 122 min
                                    • Crime

                                    Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy scheme. They drive out to a deserted onion field in Bakersfield, where one cop is killed and the other escapes. The film explores the consequences.