|Bittersweet Love 1976 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: David Miller
Cast: Lana Turner, Robert Lansing, Celeste Holm, Robert Alda, Meredith Baxter, Gail Strickland, Scott Hylands, Richard Masur, Denise DeMirjian, John Friedrich, Amanda Gavin, Jerome Guardino, Rex Knowles
A young married couple, Patricia and Michael (Meredith Baxter and Scott Hylands) are expecting their first born when they discover that they are half-brother and sister.
|The Boy in the Plastic Bubble 1976 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / romance
Director: Randal Kleiser
Cast: John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland, Ralph Bellamy, Karen Morrow, Howard Platt, Buzz Aldrin, John Friedrich, Kelly Ward, Skip Lowell, John Megna, Vernee Watson-Johnson, Darrell Zwerling, P.J. Soles
This made-for-TV film is based on the true story of Tod Lubitch (John Travolta) who was born without an immune system and was confined to a plastic bubble. His story (through his teens) includes his life-or-death decision when he falls in love.
|The Final Terror 1983 R, 82 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
aka: Bump in the Night
Director: Andrew Davis
Cast: John Friedrich, Rachel Ward, Adrian Zmed, Daryl Hannah, Joe Pantoliano, Ernest Harden Jr., Lewis Smith, Mark Metcalf, Cindy Harrell, Akosua Busia, Jim Youngs, Lori Butler, Donna Pinder, Richard Jacobs, Irene Sanders
Forest rangers camp in the woods where they discover an old hut filled with body parts, and a butler bumps the campers off, one by one.
|A Small Circle of Friends 1980 R, 112 min.|
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Jameson Parker, Shelley Long, John Friedrich, Gary Springer, Richard Nelson, Harry Caesar, Nan Martin, Daniel Stern, Jason Laskay, Jamie Squire, Mary Margaret Amato, David Hollander, Frank Rich
College life in the turbulent 1960s–amidst anti-Vietnam protests, drugs, and the sexual revolution at Harvard is depicted in this story when three students band together and challenge the system.
|The Thorn Birds 1983 TV, 480 min.|
Director: Daryl Duke
Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer, Jean Simmons, Richard Kiley, Ken Howard, Piper Laurie, Earl Holliman, Mare Winningham, Bryan Brown, John Friedrich
Originally made for TV in 1983, the Emmy Award winning "Thornbirds" miniseries presented the saga of an Australian priest, Ralph de Bricassart (Richard Chamberlain). In the first episode, Bricassart falls in love with Meggie (Rachel Ward) who he first met years before. The episodes cover almost 30 years and include politics of the Church, Meggie's unhappy marriage, and then follows up with the lives of Meggie's children.
|The Wanderers 1979 R, 113 min.|
Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Alan Rosenberg, Jim Youngs, Tony Ganios, Linda Manz, Samm-Art Williams, Val Avery, Olympia Dukakis, William Andrews
Based on Richard Price's novel, this parody on 1960s movies focuses on ethnic gangs at a Bronx high school. The gangs–the Irish Ducky Boys, the Baddies, the Wongs, and the Fordham Baddies–come to terms with themselves and each other in this film, which has become a cult favorite.
|1. Bittersweet Love (1976)|
2. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
3. The Final Terror (1983)
aka: Bump in the Night
aka: Campsite Massacre
4. A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
5. The Thorn Birds (1983)
6. The Wanderers (1979)
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