|1941 1979 PG, 118 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen, Robert Stack, Christopher Lee, Slim Pickens, Elisha Cook Jr., Warren Oates, Lorraine Gary, Bobby DiCicco, Murray Hamilton, Tim Matheson, Toshiro Mifune
This film takes the events at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and then goes on to a make-believe story of the Japanese attack on Los Angeles. General Joseph Stilwell (Robert Stack) is in command of the military protecting California's coast, and Sgt. Tree (Dan Aykroyd) is assigned the job of installing a 40mm anti-aircraft gun in homeowner Ward Douglas' (Ned Beatty) backyard. When California is attacked, Hollywood Boulevard lies in ruins, and craziness is experienced by the military and civilians as well. Special effects really help this film.
|The Blues Brothers 1980 R, 133 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Musical
Director: John Landis
Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steven Spielberg, James(1) Brown, Henry Gibson, Frank Oz, Kathleen Freeman, Charles Napier, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi play Elwood and Jake Blues (of "Saturday Night Live" fame) who are reunited after Jake gets out of jail. They discover that the Catholic children's home where they grew up is in financial trouble and decide to get their band back together and put on a concert to raise money. In the process, they turn Chicago upside down.
|Goin' South 1978 PG, 109 min.|
Director: Jack Nicholson
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, John Belushi, Christopher Lloyd, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Bradford, Jeff Morris, Danny DeVito, Ed Begley Jr., Tracey Walter
An outlaw (Jack Nicholson) is headed for the gallows when he discovers a law that says that if one of the town's women wants to marry him, he can go free. Along comes a spinster (Mary Steenburgen) who takes him home because she needs help mining gold on her property.
|National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 R, 109 min.|
aka: Animal House
Director: John Landis
Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Tom Hulce, Cesare Danova, Mary Louise Weller, Peter Riegert, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill, James Daughton, Mark Metcalf
This movie set a trend for several films to come. Faber College's Dean Wormer (John Vernon) plots with Greg Marmalard (James Daughton) of Omega fraternity to rid the campus of the disreputable Delta House fraternity. The fraternity boys–seniors Otter (Tim Matheson), D-Day (Bruce McGill), Boon (Peter Riegert), and "Bluto" Blutarsky (John Belushi)–at the Delta House provide plenty of laughs as they party, chase coeds, and battle school authorities.
|Old Boyfriends 1979 R, 103 min.|
Director: Joan Tewkesbury
Cast: Talia Shire, Richard Jordan, Keith Carradine, John Belushi, John Houseman, Buck Henry, Gerrit Graham, P.J. Soles, Joan Hotchkis
In the process of healing herself after a failed suicide attempt, psychologist Diane Cruise (Talia Shire) seeks out boyfriends from her past.
|The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash 1978 N/R, 75 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Eric Idle, Gary Weis
Cast: Eric Idle, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Neil Innes, Michael Palin, George Harrison, Bianca Jagger, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Gwen Taylor, Henry Woolf, Ron Wood, Terence Bayler
Monty Pythoner Eric Idle's parody of the Beatles phenomenon is brilliant and a must for fans. The mockumentary follows the The Rutles–-Dirk (Eric Idle), Barry (John Halsey), Stig, (Ricky Fataar), and Nasty (Neil Innes)–a Beatles-like group as they rise to success from their early days in Liverpool to worldwide fame. Songs include "Hold My Hand," 'Love Life," "Get Up and Go," "Yellow Submarine Sandwich," and many more.
|1. 1941 (1979)|
2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
3. Continental Divide (1981)
4. Goin' South (1978)
5. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
aka: Animal House
6. Neighbors (1981)
7. Old Boyfriends (1979)
8. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
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