Freitag, 30. März 2007

Frances (1982)

Frances is a 1982 Universal motion picture starring Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard. When it was released this film was advertised as a purportedly true account of actress Frances Farmer's life but the script was largely fictional and sensationalized.

Directed by Graeme Clifford, the story was written for the screen by Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore and Nicholas Kazan (son of Elia Kazan, who worked with the real Frances Farmer in several plays), based upon William Arnold's Shadowland, a fictional biography of Farmer. In pre-production the producers reneged on their option to use the book as source material. Arnold filed an unsuccessful copyright infringement lawsuit and many of his fictional elements were incorporated into the final film. On the commentary of the latest DVD release, director Clifford stated, "We didn't want to nickel and dime people to death with facts." It was produced by Jonathan Sanger and Mel Brooks.

Frances was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jessica Lange) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kim Stanley).


01.Main Title

02.Meeting Harry


04.Late To Work


06.Frances And Doc


08.Ok Dad;Mother Shut Up!

09.Sonata In A Major,K.331

10.Bug House

11.Free At Last

12.Home Again;Things Are Going To Be Slow From Now On

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Down And Out In Beverly Hills (1986)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy film, based on the French play Boudu sauvé des eaux, which had previously been adapted on film in 1932 by Jean Renoir. Down and Out in Bevery Hills was directed by Paul Mazursky, and starred Nick Nolte, Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss. The film is about a rich but dysfunctional couple who save the life of a suicidal bum. Flamboyant musician Little Richard also makes an appearance, and contributed the song "Great Gosh a'Mighty" to the soundtrack. The song's success led to a revitalization of his career.

Released by Touchstone Pictures, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, Down and Out in Beverly Hills has the distinction of being the first R-rated film ever released by Disney. The R rating is due to profanity as well as a brief scene showing a topless woman having sex, another first for Disney. However, countless R-rated films have since received distribution by the Disney Company, under subsidiaries such as Touchstone, Miramax Films and Hollywood Pictures. Walt Disney Pictures, the flagship family-oriented brand, has yet to release a film with a rating stronger than PG-13.


01.Great Gosh A Mighty - Little Richard

02.California Girls - David Lee Roth

03.El Tecaliteco - The Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitla

04.I Love L.A. - Randy Newman

05.Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

06.Down And Out In Beverly Hills Theme - Andy Summers

07.Search For Kerouac - Andy Summers

08.Nouvelle Cuisine - Andy Summers

09.Wave Hands Like Clouds - Andy Summers

10.The Mission Blues - Andy Summers

11.Jerry´s Suicide Attempt - Andy Summers

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The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

The Philadelphia Experiment is a 1984 science fiction film. It was directed by Stewart Raffill and starred Michael Paré, Bobby Di Cicco, Nancy Allen, and Eric Christmas.

The plot is based on the urban legend of the Philadelphia Experiment. In 1943, two sailors, David Herdeg (Paré) and Jim Parker (Di Cicco), are stationed on a ship in an experiment to make it invisible. However, the experiment goes horribly wrong and Herdeg and Parker are the only two survivors. They both undergo time travel (because of the experiment) and find themselves in the Nevada desert in the year 1984.

A sequel called Philadelphia Experiment II, featuring a different cast and crew, and a parallel storyline, was released in 1993 to little acclaim. It starred Brad Johnson as David Herdeg and Gerrit Graham as the stealthy villain who meets an untimely end.


01.Main Title

02.The Experiment Begins / Time Slip

03.The "Eldridge" Remains

04.David Confront His Past

05.The Vortex Sucks / David´s Escape

06.A Tender Moment

07.The Doctor Reflects

08.The Chase

09.Fugitives In Love

10.Storming The Compound

11.David´s Father

12.David´s Decision / Fate Of The Vortex

13.David´s Choice / End Title

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Mittwoch, 21. März 2007

Night Shift (1982)

Night Shift is a 1982 comedy film, one of Ron Howard's earliest directorial efforts. It stars Howard's Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton in his film debut. Also appearing are Shelley Long, Richard Belzer, and (as usual for Ron Howard films) Clint Howard.
Chuck (Winkler), formerly a successful stockbroker, has found a refuge from the ulcer-inducing Wall Street rat race in his job as an attendant at the New York City morgue. His displeasure at being "promoted" to night shift supervisor to make room for his boss's nephew is exacerbated by the irrational exuberance of Bill "Blaze" Blazejowski (Keaton), his new coworker. However, both men are inspired by the plight of Chuck's neighbor, Belinda (Long), to apply Chuck's M.B.A. education and Bill's entrepreneurial spirit to open a call girl service with headquarters at the morgue.

01.Night Shift - Quarterflash
02.Street Talk - Burt Bacharach
03.Girls Know How - Al Jarreau
04.The Love To Good To Last - Pointer Sisters
05.That´s What Friends Are For - Rod Stewart
06.Someday,Someway - Marshall Crenshaw
07.Penthouse And Pavement - Heaven 17
08.Talk Talk - Talk Talk
09.Everlasting Love - Rufus And Chaka Khan
10.That´s What Friends Are For (Instrumental) - Burt Bacharach

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The Last Starfighter (1984)

The Last Starfighter is a 1984 science fiction adventure film. There was a subsequent novelization of the movie that year by Alan Dean Foster, as well as a video game based on the production. In 2004, it was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical. The movie was directed by Nick Castle and was marketed with the tagline "He didn't find his dreams... his dreams found him.".

The film made early use of extensive computer graphics to depict real objects in place of physical models.

The Last Starfighter was the last film role of character actor Robert Preston before his death. The character of "Centauri" was a 'lovable-con-man' nod to his most famous role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man.[citation needed]

The film's premise was based on the well-known urban myth that video arcade games were in fact military recruitment tests for fighters.


01.Main Title

02.Alex Dreams

03.Centauri Into Space


05.Centauri Dies

06.Target Practice

07.Alex´s First Test

08.Beta´s Sacrifice

09.Death Blossom/Ultimate Weapon

10.Big Victory March/Alex Returns

11.Into The Starscape

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Under Fire (1983)

Under Fire is a political film set in 1979, during the last days of the Somoza regime in Nicaragua. The story is fictional, but was inspired by actual events. The musical score by Jerry Goldsmith, which featured well-known jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, was nominated for an Academy Award.

01.Baja Fuego
03.House Of Hammocks
05.19 De Julio
07.A New Love
09.Alex´s Theme
10.Fall Of Managua
11.Rafael´s Theme

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Donnerstag, 15. März 2007

Heavy Metal (1981)

Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian animated film from executive producer Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of Heavy Metal magazine. With Ivan Reitman producing and Gerald Potterton directing, the work flow was expedited by having several animation houses working simultaneously on different segments.

The film is an anthology of various adult-oriented science fiction and fantasy stories adapted from Heavy Metal magazine and original stories in the same spirit. Like the magazine, the film has an unusual amount of bloody violence, nudity and sexuality for a Canadian animated film for the time, thus predating the present day popularity of adult-oriented Japanese anime in the United States.[citation needed]

Mogel planned another film to be promoted under his "Heavy Metal Presents" banner, and Scott Roberts did extensive work scripting an adaptation of William Gibson's short story "Burning Chrome", writing a total of six screenplay revisions. However, this project, planned as a live-action film, was eventually sold by Mogel to Carolco, and the film was never made. Mogel had a meeting with director Luc Besson, since he wanted Besson to direct Burning Chrome.

In 2000 a sequel entitled Heavy Metal 2000 (aka Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.²) was released.


01.Heavy Metal - Sammy Hagar

02.Heartbeat - Riggs

03.Working In The Coal Mine - Devo

04.Veteran Of The Psychic Wars - Blue Oyster Cult

05.Reach Out - Cheap Trick

06.Heavy Metal (Takin´A Ride) - Don Felder

07.True Companion - Donald Fagan

08.Crazy (A Suitable Case For Treatment) - Nazareth

09.Radar Rider - Riggs

10.Open Arms - Journey

11.Queen Bee - Grand Funk Railroad

12.I Must Be Dreamin´- Cheap Trick

13.The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath

14.All Of You - Don Felder

15.Prefabricated - Trust

16.Blue Lamp - Stevie Nicks

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Iron Eagle II (1988)

ron Eagle II is a 1988 action film about a joint United States/Soviet task force formed to counter the threat of an unnamed Middle Eastern country. The task force is led by US Air Force Colonel (briefly promoted to Brigadier General during the film) Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair (Louis Gossett, Jr.). The Middle Eastern country is threatening both superpowers with nuclear ICBMs. As the task force attempts to accomplish its goals, it must overcome political sabotage as well as cultural and personal grudges.

Iron Eagle II is the sequel to the 1986 film Iron Eagle and itself was followed by two sequels: Aces: Iron Eagle III and Iron Eagle IV.


01.Chasing The Angels - Mike Reno

02.Gimme Some Lovin´- Insiders

03.If You Were My Girl - Henry Lee Summer

04.Burning My Heart Down - FM/UK

05.I Need You - Rick Springfield

06.I Got A Line On You - Alice Cooper

07.Tomcat Prowl - Doug And The Slugs

08.Livin´On The Edge - Britny Fox

09.Take These Chains - Sweet Obsession

10.Enemies Like You And Me - Ruth Pointer And Billy Vera

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Iron Eagle (1986)

Iron Eagle is a 1986 action film about a teenage boy named Doug Masters (Jason Gedrick) who steals an American F-16 fighter jet to rescue his father (Tim Thomerson), a prisoner of war being held in an unidentified rogue Middle Eastern country. The film also stars Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. as Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair and features the hit songs "One Vision" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" as part of its soundtrack.

Iron Eagle was released in the same year as another popular aviation-based action film, Top Gun, thus forcing a shift in release dates as to avoid competition at the box office with each other. The film was followed by three sequels: Iron Eagle II. Aces: Iron Eagle III and Iron Eagle IV.


01.One Vision - Queen

02.Iron Eagle (Never Say Die) - King Kobra

03.These Are The Good Times - Eric Martin

04.Maniac House - Katrina & The Waves

05.Intense - George Clinton

06.Hide In The Rainbow - Dio

07.It´s Too Late - Helix

08.Road Of The Gypsy - Adrenalin

09.Love Can Make You Cry - Urgent

10.This Raging Fire - The Jon Butcher Axxis

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Mittwoch, 7. März 2007

La Bamba (1987)

La Bamba is a 1987 movie based on the real life events that affected the lives of rock star Ritchie Valens, his half-brother Bob Morales, his girlfriend Donna Ludwig and the rest of their families.

It also documents how Valens witnessed an air collision when he was young and was fearful of airplanes since then.[1]

Tagline: Born to poverty. Destined for stardom. He lived the American Dream.

The movie follows Ricardo Valenzuela (Lou Diamond Phillips), a normal teenaged boy who becomes singing super-star Ritchie Valens. It depicts how he met and fell in love with Donna Ludwig, for whom he wrote a song that became a number one hit. The movie also has several subplots, such as his relationship with his mother (Rosanna DeSoto) and half-brother Bob Morales (Esai Morales), and how his brother felt that their mother favors Ritchie.

In one scene, Bob won an important art contest that helps promising cartoonists, only to throw away his prize because, in his mind, his mother doesn't seem to care enough. Bob resorts to drinking heavily and, at one point, leads him to end up crying in front of his mother's door yelling "I want to see my daughter!" in reference to the child he sired with Ritchie's ex-girlfriend, Rosie (Elizabeth Peña).

The film also focuses on Richie's fear of flying, and a recurring dream he has due to a plane crash that killed his friend when he was younger. Eventually, he must conquer his fear when asked to perform his song "Donna" on American Bandstand. His manager Bob Keane (Joe Pantoliano) helps him by giving him a little vodka to calm his nerves during the flight.

As Valens becomes famous, his responsibilities change. He has to go on tour with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper after his hits "La Bamba" and "Donna" reach the top of the Billboard charts.

However, every time they get a chance, Ritchie and Bob sneak out and have fun by going to carnivals. They also take a road trip to Tijuana.

The movie ends with Valens, Holly, and The Bopper taking off in an airplane under a snow storm for their fateful flight.

As Bob is fixing a car he listens to the news that his brother's plane crashed without any survivors. Bob darts out of his driveway in an attempt to get to his mother before she hears the bad news through the radio. The news hits the whole Valenzuela family very hard. in the final scene we see Bob walking over a bridge and screaming the name of Ritchie, remembering all the good times they had together (in flashback).

Ritchie Valens was only seventeen years old when he passed, eight months after he signed to Del-Fi Records and produced three songs that hit the Billboard 100. As the credits roll we see Lou Diamond Phillips performing Valens' version of "La Bamba."


01.La Bamba - Los Lobos

02.Come On,Let´s Go - Los Lobos

03.Ooh! My Head - Los Lobos

04.We Belong Together - Los Lobos

05.Framed - Los Lobos

06.Donna - Los Lobos

07.Lonely Teardrops - Howard Huntsberry

08.Crying,Waiting,Hoping - Marshall Crenshaw

09.Summertime Blues - Brian Setzer

10.Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley

11.Charlena - Los Lobos

12.Goodnight My Love - Los Lobos

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Near Dark (1987)

Near Dark (1987) is a vampire Western film, written by Eric Red and Kathryn Bigelow, and directed by Bigelow. The movie has a sizable cult following.Kathryn Bigelow wanted to film a Western movie that departed from cinematic convention, which at the time was strongly identified with the films of John Wayne and John Ford. When she and co-writer Eric Red found financial backing for a Western difficult to obtain, it was suggested to them that they try mixing a Western with another, more popular genre. Her interest in revisionist interpretation of cinematic tradition led her and Red to the idea of combining two genres that they regarded as ripe for reinterpretation: the Western movie, and the vampire movie, whose conventions largely derived from Bela Lugosi's performance in Dracula. The film was scored by the German electronic music group Tangerine Dream.

01.Caleb´s Blues
02.Pick Up At High Noon
03.Rain In The Third House
04.Bus Station (Incl.Des Mae´s Theme)
05.Good Times
06.She´s My Sister (Resurrection 1)
07.Mae Comes Back
08.Father And Son (Resurrection 2)
09.Severin Dies
10.Fight At Dawn
11.Mae´s Transformation

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National Lampoon´s Vacation (1983)

National Lampoon's Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid and Imogene Coca.

The screenplay, written by John Hughes, is reportedly about his own family's ill-fated trip to the fictional Wally-World (originally planned to be Disneyland) when he was a boy, written in short-story form for National Lampoon magazine. The story was originally titled, "Vacation '58", and was set in 1958 rather than 1983, the year of the film.[citation needed] The success of the movie helped launch his screenwriting career.

The film was a significant box office hit, earning over $61 million in the United States with an estimated budget of $15 million. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted National Lampoon's Vacation the 46th greatest comedy film of all time. It is widely considered to be the best film in National Lampoon's series of Vacation films. It continues to be a popular film and is shown on many cable television channels. It also has a fresh rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. [1]

This film is number 51 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".


01.Holiday Road - Lindsey Buckingham

02.Mister Blue - The Fleetwoods

03.Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones

04.Deep River Blues - Ralph Burns

05.Summer Hearts - Nicolette Larsen

06.Little Boy Sweet - June Pointer

07.The Trip (Theme From Vacation) - Ralph Burns

08.He´s So Dull - Vanity 6

09.Christie´s Song - Ralph Burns

10.Dancin´Across The USA - Lindsey Buckingham

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Donnerstag, 1. März 2007

American Anthem (1986)

American Anthem is a 1986 American film produced by Columbia Pictures and Lorimar Productions. It was directed by Albert Magnoli, and starred Mitch Gaylord and Janet Jones. The subject of the film was a football player turned gymnast that was seeking to join the United States Olympic gymnastics team. It is notable in that Mitch Gaylord was a member of the Gold-medal U.S. Mens gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

01.Two Hearts - John Parr
02.Run To Her - Mr.Mister
03.Same Direction - INXS
04.Battle Of The Dragon - Stevie Nicks
05.Wings To Fly - Graham Nash
06.Take It Easy - Andy Taylor
07.Wings Of Love - Andy Taylor
08.Love And Loneliness - Chris Thompson
09.Angel Eyes - Andy Taylor
10.Arthur´s Theme - Alan Silvestri
11.Julie´s Final - Alan Silvestri

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Mosquito Coast (1986)

Maverick inventor Allie Fox finds little support for his inventions in the United States. Because of this, he moves to the Mosquito Coast in Honduras, dragging his wife and four children with him. Upon arrival he purchases a township in the jungle from a man in a local bar. After difficulty they arrive at the town of Geronimo in the jungle.

Under Allie's authoritarian leadership the family and employees build with hard work a settlement in the jungle. It includes an ice factory (one of his inventions), providing useful cooling for the settlement and the region. During several occasions Allie enters into conflict with a missionary who wishes to spread the word of Christianity to the township. One day three armed men demand to stay at the settlement. The threat and loss of freedom is countered by making a bedroom for the men in the ice factory, locking it and cooling the room to freeze them to death. However, they start shooting from inside, causing a fire which not only kills them, but also destroys the whole settlement and pollutes the river.

Although the other family members want to return to the U.S., Allie insists in starting again at a new location. He lies saying the U.S. has been destroyed in a nuclear war, which some of the children believe. On occasion, family members plan to sneak away to leave, or even consider killing Allie. As a local man and friend of the family had warned, the water level gets high, and the new settlement is also destroyed.

On the move again, they arrive at a mission church and small township. Suffering from mental anguish, Allie sets the church on fire, after which the missionary with whom he had come into conflict earlier in the film shoots him. On the way home, travelling downstream by boat, he is paralyzed, while the family lies telling him that they are going upstream, as he wants. They are in reality going downstream towards the ocean and back to America.

The film is written from the viewpoint of the eldest son, Charlie, played in the film by River Phoenix. The relationship between father (Harrison Ford) and son (River Phoenix) is an important part of the film, at the conclusion Charlie finally comments on how he has outgrown his childhood attachment to the infallibility of his father. The film also explores aspects of modern life and issues of consumerism; it also presents a contrast between what some consider a communist society (Geromino) and a capitalist one (the USA which they left behind).


01.Mosquito Coast

02.Goodbye America (And Have A Nice Day)

03.Gimme Socca

04.Up The River




08.The Storm

09.Allie´s Theme

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2010 - The Year We Make Contact (1984)

2010: The Year We Make Contact, also known as 2010, is a science fiction film released in 1984 directed by Peter Hyams. It was based on the novel 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke. The film, like the novel, is a sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Keir Dullea and Douglas Rain reprise their roles from the original film as David Bowman and the voice of HAL 9000, respectively. Roy Scheider plays Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester declined the role because he was semi-retired). The film also stars John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, and Bob Balaban, along with several Russian actors who play cosmonauts.






05.Reactivating Discovery

06.Space Linkup/Earth Fallout


08.Nova/New Worlds/Also Sprach Zarathustra

09.New Worlds Theme From 2010 (End Title)

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