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

The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron (1985)

A young boy, Taran, an assistant pig farmer/wrangler learns that his pig, Hen-Wen, is a mystical piece of prized pork belly who has oracle style powers which can locate a Black Cauldron that the evil Horned King has been trying to get his skeletor hands on so that he may raise an army of the dead.

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Starman (1984)

Starman (1984)

Voyager themed subplots seemed to be en vogue in the late 1970/early 80's.For those of you who don’t know, the Voyager space program released two satellites in 1977, and the Voyager 1 just recently exited our solar system - it took about 34 years to get there.

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Silverado (1985)

Silverado (1985)

After fighting off an ambush in a remote shack, Emmett finds Paden walking in his draws through the desert. Paden was robbed and left for dead by some cowboys with sticky fingers. Emmett and Paden head to Turley, where Emmett’s brother, Jake, is scheduled to be hanged for shooting a man.

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The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

Russel Donovan is a smooth talking man living in California during the post gold rush era ca. mid 1870s. He’s not a miner, but a pseudo respectable man that spends his nights gambling and drinking to make a living until he can move to New Orleans to open up his own saloon.

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Red Dawn (1984)

Red Dawn 1984

Welcome to the bizarro world of 1984. The Soviet Union is in the midst of a famine and social disorder is rampant. They decide the invasion of the American heartland is the solution all their problems. Our story takes place in the humble town of Calumet, Colorado where Partick “Road House” Swayze and Charlie “Tiger Blood” Sheen...

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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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