1983 January Movies

Hero (1983)

Hero

    • 173 min
    • Musical

    Hero is the story of a criminal transforming and evolving as a good person under the influence of love. Jackie is a baddie with a heart of gold though, who has to settle scores with the area's 'Thakur' and his police officer son Sanjeev Kumar. So he opts for kidnapping their soft spot, Radha, Thakur khandaan's only daughter. Radha is given to understand that Jackie and his gang are police people who have taken her away to the safety of jungles because their house has been invaded by dacoits....

    Hunters Crossing (1983)

    Hunters Crossing

      • Unrated
      • 89 min
      • Action

      "Hunter's crossing" is about a mercenary (Bruce Baron as Al Hunter) trying to rescue a millionnaire's son raptured by Filipino pirates.

      - Written by

      Anonymous

      Il quartetto Basileus (1983)

      Il quartetto Basileus

        • Unrated
        • 128 min
        • Drama

        The lives of the surviving members of the Basileus Quartet, a chamber group that has been playing successfully around the world for more than 30 years, are turned upside down after the death of the leader, Oscar Guarneri. The three aging musicians decide to split up to pursue those pleasures they've denied themselves too long.

        Independence Day (1983)

        Independence Day

          • R
          • 110 min
          • Drama

          Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring coffee and grilling hamburgers. Mary Ann's real passion is photography, but pursuing her dream of becoming a photographer means leaving Mercury behind. Despite her desperation to expand her horizons, Mary Ann hesitates to leave because of her mother's declining health and because of her...

          La revanche des humanoides (1983)

          La revanche des humanoides

            • Unrated
            • 100 min
            • Animation

            Around the year 3000, Pierrot, Psi and the robot Metro, inhabitants of the planet Omega, are tasked with ensuing space security. When they come under attack, their ship crash-lands on an unknown planet...

            Le Prix Du Danger (1983)

            Le Prix Du Danger

              • PG
              • 100 min
              • Action

              In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television.

              Letter from Venice

                • Unrated
                • 71 min
                Screamtime (1983)

                Screamtime

                  • R
                  • 89 min
                  • Fantasy

                  Compilation of three short horror films: "That's The Way To Do It", "Dreamhouse" and "Do You Believe In Fairies?" plus some new linking material.

                  The A-Team

                    • Unrated
                    • 60 min
                    • Action

                    At the end of their stint in Viet Nam, Col. John "Hannibal" Smith and his team were framed for robbing the Bank of Hanoi (which they had done, but under orders), and sent to a US military prison. They escaped and went on the run, pursued first by Col. Lynch and later by Col. Decker. While on the lam, they became heroes for hire, working as good-guy vigilantes around the US or the world. Hannibal was their leader and an expert at disguises. Face was the team's con artist and...

                    The American Snitch

                      • Comedy
                      The Gold Diggers (1983)

                      The Gold Diggers

                        • Unrated
                        • 89 min
                        • Drama

                        Filmed in beautiful monochrome and starring Julie Christie, this is Sally Potter’s examination of the relationship between women and money in society. The film’s mind-bending second act surely inspired David Lynch’s Inland Empire.

                        The Gunrunner (1983)

                        The Gunrunner

                          • 92 min
                          • Crime

                          1926. The Chinese Civil War. Drifter Ted Beaubien is captured and forced to witness his girlfriend's execution. He finally escapes and vows to avenge her death by taking on a deadly mission to buy guns abroad and smuggle them back. Arriving in his hometown, Ted is shocked to find his elderly mother and younger brother George are penniless. But time is running out, and before he can help them, he's got to get the guns. In setting up the deal, Ted meets and falls for the seductive nightclub owner...

                          The Haunting Passion (1983)

                          The Haunting Passion

                            • Unrated
                            • 98 min
                            • Thriller

                            Dan was a successful football player, but when his contract expired recently, it wasn't renewed due to his age. Together with his wife Julie he decides to make a new start and they move into a romantic and lonesome house. While Dan starts a second career as newscaster, she's home alone and suffers from frightingly realistic erotic dreams, in which she has sex with an unknown man. Soon this demon even haunts her in broad daylight and attacks friends and husband out of jealousy. ...

                            The Lady Assassin (1983)

                            The Lady Assassin

                              • Unrated
                              • 86 min
                              • Action

                              Veteran action actor and director Lu Chun-ku set his sights on a tale of Ching Dynasty royal intrigue as an excuse to hire his favorite action stars, gather three choreographers, and film one fight-filled conspiracy after another. Liu Hsueh-hua is the title character caught between battling princes. Then there's award-winning actor Ku Feng, "Bastard Swordsman" Hsu Shao-chiang, "King of Shaw Brothers' Screen Villains" Wang Lung-wei, "Venom" Sun Chien, and even the director shows up to get his...

                              The Phantom of the Opera (1983)

                              The Phantom of the Opera

                                • Unrated
                                • 100 min
                                • Drama

                                Sándor Korvin, the conductor of the Budapest Opera House tutors his wife Elena as Marguerite in FAUST. She drowns herself after a bad review rigged by the sinister Baron Hunyadi, whose affections she spurned. When confronting Kraus, the critic, Korvin gets into a fight and a fire is started. Korvin kills the critic, only to have his face burned beyond recognition with acid that falls from a shelf above. He is saved from the inferno by a rat catcher, who takes him to a lair underneath the...

                                The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

                                The Return of Captain Invincible

                                  • PG
                                  • 96 min
                                  • Musical

                                  In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super secret super weapon is stolen, he's asked to come back, to help. Unfortunately, he's an alcoholic now... -- parody of superhero comic strips. Written by Tom Zoerner <[email protected]>

                                  To Bear Witness

                                    • 42 min
                                    • Documentary

                                    Fourteen people who live in one small community on the Virginia Peninsula witnessed first hand the greatest atrocity in world history, the Nazi Holocaust of European Jews. Jewish Survivors who lived in the concentration camps and Nazi occupied territories join American soldiers who liberated those camps to bear witness to Adolf Hitler's murderous rampage. In To Bear Witness: A Living Testimonial of the Holocaust, Writer/Director Eric Allan Futterman unfolds the story of how, on a day to day...

                                    Tu mi turbi (1983)

                                    Tu mi turbi

                                      • Unrated
                                      • 85 min
                                      • Comedy

                                      The first movie directed by Roberto Benigni in four surreal short stories: "Durante Cristo" (During Christ), "Angelo" (Angel), , "In Banca" (At the Bank) and "I Due Militi" (The Two Soldiers). An excursus in Benigni's satirical views on man, religion and society.

                                      Unknown Chaplin (1983)

                                      Unknown Chaplin

                                        • Unrated
                                        • 156 min
                                        • Documentary

                                        A documentary from silent film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Featuring never before seen out-takes from Chaplin's films, and other rare footage, Unknown Chaplin gives a valuable insight into the creation of Chaplin's films. Also included are interviews with people who knew and worked with Chaplin. The documentary is in three parts: My Happiest Years; Hidden Treasures; and The Great Director. Accompanied by excellent music by Carl Davis, some adapted from Chaplin's...

                                        Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! (1983)

                                        Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home!

                                          • Unrated
                                          • 97 min
                                          • Comedy

                                          An award winning high school football coach finds himself out of work, and switching roles with his wife for the summer when she goes back to work for the first time in 15 years.