|One Magic Christmas 1985 G, 88 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy
Director: Phillip Borsos
Cast: Mary Steenburgen, Harry Dean Stanton, Elisabeth Harnois, Gary Basaraba, Arthur Hill, Wayne Robson, Jan Rubes, Elias Koteas, Graham Jarvis, Robbie Magwood, Michelle Meyrink, Elias Koteas, Sarah Polley, Timothy Webber, Joy Thompson
This touching movie involves a young mother, Ginny Grainger (Mary Steenburgen), who has lost faith in the world. Her husband, Jack (Gary Basaraba), has lost his job, and they are faced with leaving their home. Working with Ginny's daughter Abbie (Elisabeth Harnois), Ginny's guardian angel (Harry Dean Stanton) appears and shows her the magic and joy of Christmas. From the Disney crowd.
|The Outsiders 1983 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Leif Garrett, Gailard Sartain, Glenn Withrow, Darren Dalton, Michelle Meyrink, Tom Waits, William Smith
This story, set in the 1960s, deals with teenage gangs in Oklahoma. The two gangs consist of the Socs who are kids with money and the Greasers who are kids from the wrong side of the tracks. Greasers Ponyboy Curtis (C. Thomas Howell) and his friend Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio) make friends with rich Cherry (Diane Lane) and Marcia (Michelle Meyrink), and the Socs beat them up. This action leads to murder and sets off a chain of events that goes beyond any control.
|Permanent Record 1988 PG-13, 92 min.|
Director: Marisa Silver
Cast: Alan Boyce, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Rubin, Michelle Meyrink, Pamela Gidley, Michael Elgart, Richard Bradford, Dakin Matthews, Barry Corbin, Kathy Baker
This film does a good job of dealing with teenage suicide. The plot involves Chris (Keanu Reeves) whose best friend kills himself, and the focus is on the effect of the tragedy on those friends left behind.
|Real Genius 1985 PG, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Sci-Fi
Director: Martha Coolidge
Cast: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, William Atherton, Michelle Meyrink, Patti D'Arbanville, Robert Prescott, Louis Giambalvo, Ed Lauter, Deborah Foreman, Jon Gries, Stacy Peralta, Daniel Ades, Andres Aubar, Charles Shull, Beau Billingslea
When a group of young scientists discover that their research is being used to build a new weapon, they decide to interfere with the intended plans.
|Revenge of the Nerds 1984 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Thriller
Director: Jeff Kanew
Cast: Robert Carradine, Julia Montgomery, Ted McGinley, Anthony Edwards, Curtis Armstrong, Michelle Meyrink, Bernie Casey, James Cromwell, John Goodman, Andrew Cassese, Larry B. Scott, Brian Tochi, Matt Salinger, David Wohl, Donald Gibb
Adams College nerds Lewis (Robert Carradine) and Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) have arrived on campus and find that the fraternities are not asking them to join. They join other nerds on campus and start their own branch of Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity. Now, the college jocks at Alpha Beta fraternity, led by Stan (Ted McGinley), start picking on the nerds in their free time. As a result of the harassment, the nerds proceed to show that skill and cunning will beat out strength and agility any time.
|Valley Girl 1983 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Martha Coolidge
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Cameron Dye, Heidi Holicker, Elizabeth Daily, Michael Bowen, Lee Purcell, Colleen Camp, Frederic Forrest, Tony Plana, Michelle Meyrink, Richard Sanders, Tina Theberge, David Ensor, Joanne Baron
Randy (Nicolas Cage) is a punk rocker who falls in love with Valley-Girl Julie (Deborah Foreman). Although both live in the L.A. area, their lives in Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley are worlds apart. Julie's friends refuse to accept Randy, and she considers going back to her Valley-dude boyfriend Tommy (Michael Bowen). As prom night approaches, Julie has a talk with her father, Steve (Frederic Forrest), and now will decide whether or not to choose Randy over her friends.
|1. One Magic Christmas (1985)|
2. The Outsiders (1983)
3. Permanent Record (1988)
4. Real Genius (1985)
5. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
6. Valley Girl (1983)
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