Movies Released September 25th, 1981

 (1981)

Southern Comfort

  • 86%
  • R
  • 106 min
  • Adventure

A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience.

 (1981)

Carnival Scenes

    • Unrated
    • 132 min
    • Comedy

    Based on a theatrical text by Romanian writer Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), who was a bitter and funny witness of the turn-of-the-20th-century Romanian bourgeois mores, Carnival Scenes manages to preserve and further enhance the slightly hysteric atmosphere of his plays. Pintilie creates a strange combination of carnival scenes which is brought to the screen as a burlesque, fast-paced, screwball comedy with a meditative undertone. This film was banned in Romania for a decade until the death of Ceausescu in 1989 and was only released after the 1989 revolution.

     (1981)

    Only When I Laugh

    • 50%
    • R
    • 120 min
    • Comedy

    A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze. Written by Ed Lorusso

     (1981)

    Rich and Famous

      • R
      • 117 min
      • Drama

      Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.

       (1981)

      The Boogens

        • R
        • 95 min
        • Horror

        The Boogens are scaly monsters that look somewhat like giant turtles with lots of sharp, nasty teeth. They are released from an abandoned, boarded-up silver mine in Colorado and proceed to do away with character after character

         (1981)

        The Inquisitor

          • PG
          • 88 min
          • Crime

          Inspector Gallien is investigating the rape and murder of two little girls. The only suspect is attorney Jerome Martinaud, but the evidence against him is circumstantial. As the city celebrates New Year's Eve, Gallien calls Martinaud to his office and interrogates him for hour after hour while Martinaud continues to maintain his innocence. We learn all about the evidence; we meet Martinaud's wife and learn all about the rift between the two; but will we, and Gallien, finally learn whether Martinaud is guilty? Written by Anonymous

           (1981)

          True Confessions

          • 73%
          • 108 min
          • Crime

          A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute