The Films of the Eighties

A Complete, Qualitative Filmography to Over 3400 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989

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About the Book

The 1980s had more than its share of both emerging stars and final tributes paid to luminaries, as well as smash hits and bombs, memorable and boring performances, and new trends and tried-and-true formula offerings.
The Film of the Eighties includes numerous examples of all of these. Each entry has the year of release, production company, country of origin (U.S., U.K., Australian, Canadian), leading performers and the characters they portrayed, and comprehensive credits. A brief description, review, and evaluation of the film’s cinematic values (if any) are also provided.

About the Author(s)

Robert A. Nowlan is a scholar, researcher, teacher, writer, storyteller and lecturer, and the author of two dozen books and numerous articles. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and Marco Island, Florida.
Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan is a college professor living in New Haven, Connecticut. She has written several reference works.

Bibliographic Details

Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan
Format: softcover (6 x 9 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 868
Bibliographic Info: abbreviation key, index
Copyright Date: 2006 [1991]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2737-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1008-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Introduction      ix

Acknowledgments      xiii

Key to Abbreviations      xv

The Films, A–P      1

(Entries 1–2275)

Volume 2

The Films, P–Z      437

(Entries 2276–3425)

Index      653

Book Reviews & Awards

“popular and lesser known films ranging from Aliens to Zilch…thorough and complete…excellent index”—Library Journal.