1982 January Movies

Lo squartatore di New York (1982)

Lo squartatore di New York

    • 91 min
    • Horror

    A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

    Barbarosa (1982)

    Barbarosa

    • 100%
    • 90 min
    • Western

    Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don Braulio, a wealthy Mexican rancher. Don Braulio wants Barbarosa dead for marrying his daughter against the father's will. Barbarosa reluctantly takes the clumsy Karl on as a partner, as both of them look to survive the forces lining up against them.

    Battletruck (1982)

    Battletruck

      • PG
      • 91 min
      • Action

      It's the 21st century, the Oil Wars have made a mess of the planet and the land outside major cities is lawless. After Hunter comes to the aid of Corlie, who has run away from the villainous Straker, he takes her to the peaceful community of Clearwater. Unfortunately for the citizens of Clearwater, Straker fully intends to get Corlie back.

      Chan is Missing (1982)

      Chan is Missing

      • 100%
      • R
      • 80 min
      • Drama

      Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society. Written by Rick Ferncase <[email protected]>

      Dragon Strike (1982)

      Dragon Strike

        • PG-13
        • 86 min
        • Action

        Dragon and his madcap pal Cowboy spend their days getting into mischief, frustrating the elders, chasing girls, and competing in the village sport. When Dragon overhears a fiendish plot by smugglers to sell China's national treasures overseas, the pair leap into action. Also, Cowboy's wealthy father is kidnapped by the villainous and lethal Big Boss, and the scene is set for a furious martial arts showdown.

        Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters (1982)

        Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters

          • R
          • 72 min
          • Action

          Spoof based (loosely) on an old Indonesian film, which has had the old foreign soundtrack removed and replaced by an over-dubbed English track. Central character is a female wrestler who has decided that she no longer wants to wrestle, but whose mother (a former wrestler herself) wants her to keep wrestling to make money so her brother can have the operation (his seminal vessels run to his skull, rather than his groin, which purportedly will cause his head to explode if he gets too excited)....

          Funny Money (1982)

          Funny Money

            • Unrated
            • 97 min
            • Documentary

            Crime, drama. In Las Vegas, young Barry Nichols inadvertently steals a fortune from the Mob and is slashed to death by a limping hood. Later, his girlfriend Cass arrives in London with a stack of stolen credit cards looking for Ben Turtle, a talented pianist whose fingering is famous in the world of credit card crime. Their stormy relationship is hindered by hotel detective Keith Banks and assistant manager Diana Sharman. -- BFI synopsis from http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b69480238

            Ghost with Hole (1982)

            Ghost with Hole

              • Unrated
              • 99 min
              • Mystery

              An honest woman falls for a model agency scam, and is then brutally murdered by mindless thugs. She rises from the crypt as a Sundel Bolong (a mythological Indonesian revenge ghost) to exact vengeance in very gruesome and interesting ways. Can anyone stop her? …or at least give this poor soul some peace? Starring film icon, Suzzanna, this pic explodes off the screen like a rocket-powered comic book. It’s got it all, dark and moody atmosphere, a haunting score (infused with some synthpop...

              Hamsarayan (1982)

              Hamsarayan

                • Unrated
                • 17 min
                • Drama

                An old man with a hearing aid tires of listening to the noises of the town. But when he takes his aid out he can't hear his grandchildren coming to see him.

                Hansel and Gretel (1982)

                Hansel and Gretel

                  • G
                  • 45 min
                  • Fantasy

                  Contrary to popular belief, this film contains no animation. Tim Burton's "Hansel and Gretel" is a live action film short featuring Japanese actors and striking set designs reminiscent of his later work in films such as "Beetle Juice" and "Edward Scissorhands". While this film was created during Tim Burton's employment at Disney Feature Animation, his stop-motion work began with the short film "Vincent" and continues today with the recent...

                  Harry Tracy, Desperado (1982)

                  Harry Tracy, Desperado

                    • Unrated
                    • 107 min
                    • Drama

                    By the year 1900, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, John Wesley Hardin, and virtually all of the West's legendary outlaws are either dead or in jail pending execution-all of them, that is, except train robber and escape artist extraordinaire, Harry Tracy. As the last survivor of the Wild Bunch, Tracy pulls off a series of profitable robberies before making his way west to Portland, Oregon, in search of Catherine Tuttle, a judge's daughter who has captured his heart. Instead, Tracy is...

                    Hot and Deadly (1982)

                    Hot and Deadly

                      • 90 min
                      • Action

                      Carefree electrician Tom Cathral is recruited by The Company, and is quickly offered a full-time promotion to join the Retrievers, an elite squad of crooked secret operatives. His refusal to kill botches his first mission, making Tom The Company's new target.

                      How Many Miles to Babylon? (1982)

                      How Many Miles to Babylon?

                        • Unrated
                        • 111 min
                        • Drama

                        Wealthy Alexander Moore and working-class Jerry Crowe are childhood friends and in 1914 find themselves in the same Army unit - Alex as an officer and Jerry as a private. They still remain close, however, until Jerry is court-martialed for desertion, and Alex is put in charge of the firing squad. Written by Derek Picken <[email protected]>

                        If You Could See What I Hear (1982)

                        If You Could See What I Hear

                          • PG
                          • 103 min
                          • Biography

                          A light comedy/love story based on the life of blind musician Tom Sullivan.

                          Invitation to Hell (1982)

                          Invitation to Hell

                            • Unrated
                            • 74 min
                            • Horror

                            A young girl attends her high school reunion, but when it's discovered she is still a virgin, she is taken prisoner and planned to be used as a sacrifice in a Druid ceremony for the spring equinox.

                            Justice Chowdhary (1982)

                            Justice Chowdhary

                              • Unrated
                              • Action

                              A court room drama where a blind lawyer attempts to free an innocent defendant.

                              Leçons d'une université volante (1982)

                              Leçons d'une université volante

                                • Unrated
                                • 55 min

                                "Lessons" compiles a series of portraits of Polish immigrants living in Belgium, filmed for television by the Dardennes. Linking the Dardennes' documentaries and their depiction of the beleaguered protagonists of their subsequent fiction films, these sketches of difficult lives together mark the beginning of the Dardennes' interest in the lives of immigrants.

                                Losing Ground (1982)

                                Losing Ground

                                  • 86 min
                                  • Comedy

                                  A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on an almost unbelievable journey to find "ecstasy", her husband is forced to see her in a different light.

                                  Mad Mission (1982)

                                  Mad Mission

                                    • Unrated
                                    • 93 min
                                    • Action

                                    King Kong, a clever thief who steals a cache of diamonds from some gangsters, frames another thief called White Glove for the crime. That's when the bald detective Albert Au, who has been chasing King Kong for quite some time, pairs with the volatile female Superintendent Ho to bring him to justice. King Kong ends up joining the good guys to defeat White Glove and another bad guy dubbed Mad Max, and recover the diamonds from the hiding place where they were left by King Kong's dead accomplice.

                                    Maratonci trce pocasni krug (1982)

                                    Maratonci trce pocasni krug

                                      • 92 min
                                      • Comedy

                                      The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.