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Lunchtime Movie Review

Lunchtime Movie Review looks back at films from our childhood to see if they stand the test of time.

The World According to Garp (1982)

The World According to Garp (1982)

Our world begins with a young nurse, Jenny Fields, introducing her parents to her new born son, T. S. Garp. Jenny calmly, yet very graphically, describes how she had herself impregnated by a dying soldier while serving as a nurse during World War II.

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Grease 2 (1982)

Grease 2

Paramount Pictures released Grease 2 to theaters on June 11, 1982; grossing $14.3 million worldwide. Patricia Birch directed the film which starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, and Lorna Luft.

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Fletch (1985)

Fletch

Fletch is based on a 1974 mystery novel by Gregory McDonald. The book was the first in a series featuring the character Irwin Maurice Fletcher. The series lasted eleven books and even launched a spin off series for a supporting character, Inspector Francis Xavier Flynn, that lasted four books itself.

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First Blood (1982)

First Blood (1982)

Paramount Pictures released First Blood to theaters on October 22,1982; grossing $125.2 million worldwide. Ted Kotcheff directed the action film which starred Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, and Richard Crenna.

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For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only

Eon Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. released For Your Eyes Only to theaters on June 26, 1981; grossing $195.3 million worldwide. John Glen directed the film which starred Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, and Topol.

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Superman: The Movie (1978)

Superman: The Movie (1978)

Warner Bros. Pictures released Superman: The Movie to theaters on December 15, 1978; grossing $300.2 million worldwide. Richard Donner directed the comic book thriller which starred Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman.

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Arthur (1981)

Arthur 1981

Orion Pictures released Arthur to theaters on July 17, 1981; grossing $81.5M worldwide. Steve Gordon directed the alcoholic comedy which starred Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John Gielgud.

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The Thing (1982)

The Thing 1982

One cold, Antarctic morning, an American Research team witnesses a Norwegian helicopter shooting at a feral dog. The foreigners land in the American camp and wound one of the researchers in a panicked attempt to slay the dog.

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An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

An Officer and a Gentleman

Directionless but maintaining ambition, Zack Mayo is about to report to Aviation Officer Candidate School without much support from his uncaring borderline alcoholic disgrace of a father Byron, however he is determined to build on living the dream to become a Naval aviator.

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Sea of Love (1989)

Sea of Love

Frank Keller is your cliché riddled, New York City homicide detective. He’s great at his job; constantly at odds with his supervisors, divorced, and of course, a raging alcoholic. His ex-wife seems to be a badge chaser

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UHF (1989)

UHF

Once upon a time, before there was cable TV – before satellite TV – there was broadcast television. The early stations aired in the very high frequency or “VHF” spectrum. These stations were found on channels 2 through 13 on your television dial.

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