1986 November Movies

Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)

Houston: The Legend of Texas

    • Unrated
    • 144 min
    • Biography

    Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against Mexico. G.D. Spradlin co-stars as President Andrew Jackson, with Michael Beck appearing as Jim Bowie, James Stephens as Stephen Austin, and Richard Yniguez as Mexican General Santa Anna. Lensed on location in the Lone Star state, this sweeping...

    Inside Out (1986)

    Inside Out

      • R
      • 87 min
      • Drama

      An agoraphobic must give up his sheltered life and venture outside after a series of personal and financial problems.

      Jack Levine: Feast of Pure Reason

        • Unrated
        • 59 min
        • Documentary

        This bold and unconventional film portrait reveals America's foremost Social Realist painter doing what he does best: skewering corrupt politicians and police, raging over social injustices, and satirizing the petty foibles of humankind. Jack Levine got his professional start during the Federal Art Projects of the WPA, and quickly became world famous for his brilliantly painted, brutally ironic vision of America and the world. He is the only American artist who never stopped painting as a...

        Lamb (1986)

        Lamb

          • 110 min
          • Drama

          Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money running out however, Lamb is forced to make some terrible decisions.

          Lumikuningatar (1986)

          Lumikuningatar

            • Unrated
            • 89 min
            • Fantasy

            A Finnish live action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Snow Queen. The tale centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a little boy and girl, Kai and Kerttu.

            Manon of the Spring (1986)

            Manon of the Spring

              • PG
              • 113 min
              • Drama

              In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her her father's land caused his death years earlier.

              Mauvais sang (1986)

              Mauvais sang

                • NR
                • 116 min
                • Crime

                In Paris in the near future. Aging thieves Marc and Hans owe money to a tough American woman who gives them two weeks to pay. They scheme to steal and sell a new serum for a disease that's killing lovers, but they need someone with quick steady hands. They recruit Alex, a disaffected youth who's breaking up with Lise, his 16-year-old girlfriend. In the few days before the theft, Alex becomes enchanted with Anna, Marc's young mistress. They talk, they play, they sing, but she's in love with...

                Neon Maniacs (1986)

                Neon Maniacs

                  • R
                  • 91 min
                  • Horror

                  Something disturbing is going on in San Francisco each and every night. Certain locals who are out at night, are being set upon and slain, by someone or something, to be found in the morning mutilated or parts missing. Ocassionally they are never found at all ditto the parts that go missing. Tonight one teen is going to witness a massacre at the hands of this lethal mystery. And might be able to shed some light over it to the cops. That is if she survives the night. Written by suspicous

                  Nobody's Fool (1986)

                  Nobody's Fool

                    • PG-13
                    • 107 min
                    • Comedy

                    Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts she'd given away her baby for adoption - and regrets it now. When a theater group from L.A. comes to the small town Buckeye, she meets stage technician Riley. Discreetly he starts wooing her... she likes him very much, but still has feelings for her former boyfriend Billy too. Written by Tom Zoerner...

                    Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986)

                    Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

                      • G
                      • 89 min
                      • Family

                      The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs the fairy tale with music by Tchaikovsky, sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak. Host Tony Randall.

                      Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)

                      Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star

                        • Unrated
                        • 120 min
                        • Documentary

                        A comedian hatches a great joke: rig a fake killing live on TV. He takes a gun with blanks, and shoots his accomplice during a talk show. Happy that his joke has been successful, he walks away. His accomplice is really dead, however, and nearly a million viewers saw him pull the trigger.

                        - Written by

                        Murray Chapman <[email protected]>

                        Quiet Cool (1986)

                        Quiet Cool

                          • R
                          • 80 min
                          • Action

                          This actioner is set in a remote, heavily forested area in Northern California where marijuana growers raise their illegal crops and run whole communities with their terrorist tactics and wealth. The tale centers on the efforts of a fearless New York cop to free one such community from the tyranny of the pot growers. It begins with a surveyor who is leading the town's crooked sheriff to a small marijuana field he has just discovered. The surveyor is killed before he can get there. Joshua, a...

                          Righting Wrongs (1986)

                          Righting Wrongs

                            • Unrated
                            • 85 min
                            • Action

                            Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan a lawyer, angry at the way the law seems to protect the bad guys, he decides to take the law into his own hands when a key witness and his entire family are murdered. but Cindy Si is soon on his case and it all spirals into a situation only a few will survive. Written by <[email protected]>

                            Shaka Zulu (1986)

                            Shaka Zulu

                              • Unrated
                              • 523 min
                              • Documentary

                              Framed around Queen Victoria's decision on England's political stance towards the Zulu Nation, this mini-series details King Shaka's rise and fall with mythic detail. Prophecy is mixed with recorded fact regarding Shaka's birth, exile, innovations in warfare, assumption of the throne, building of the Zulu Empire, first contact with Europe and the events that lead to his downfall.

                              - Written by

                              Renee Ann Byrd <[email protected]>

                              Slaughter High (1986)

                              Slaughter High

                                • R
                                • 90 min
                                • Comedy

                                Eight different people are invited to their 10-year high school reunion at their now-closed down high school where a former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is there to seek revenge.

                                Tai-Pan (1986)

                                Tai-Pan

                                  • R
                                  • 127 min
                                  • Adventure

                                  The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading companies believe will be useful for the import of merchandise to be traded on mainland China, a highly lucrative market.

                                  The George McKenna Story (1986)

                                  The George McKenna Story

                                    • G
                                    • 100 min
                                    • Documentary

                                    The true story of a teacher in Los Angeles who becomes the Principal of George Washington Memorial High School. The school and its students are affected by the normal life of gangs and drugs in their lives. McKenna wanted to give the students a real choice at education and all it offered for their future. But he faced teachers used to the reality of their school, parents unable or unwilling to give the kids the support they needed, and kids just wanting to survive the streets...

                                    The Malibu Bikini Shop (1986)

                                    The Malibu Bikini Shop

                                      • R
                                      • 99 min
                                      • Comedy

                                      After inheriting a failing bikini shop, two recent grads decide to make a go of it. One, in the hopes of building it into a successful business, the other, in the hopes of getting to look at lots of women in (and out) of swimsuits. As they try more and more outrageous ways of drumming up business, their antics begin attracting some unwanted attention. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher

                                      The Whistle Blower (1986)

                                      The Whistle Blower

                                      • 86%
                                      • PG
                                      • 100 min
                                      • Thriller

                                      A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...

                                      The Wind (1986)

                                      The Wind

                                        • PG-13
                                        • 92 min
                                        • Thriller

                                        Mystery writer Sian Anderson leaves her boyfriend John for three weeks of intense writing in the isolated Greek town of Monemvassia. Upon her arrival in the ancient, deserted, walled-in fortress, she is met by Elias Appleby, the round eccentric landlord who guides her through mysterious underground passageways to the house where she will work. He warns her to stay inside at night because of the killer winds that arrive after dark.