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Entries from March 2008

Testament (1983)

March 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Synopsis In the town of “Hamlin,” Tom Wetherly (William Devane) presses his 12-year-old son Brad (Ross Harris) to keep up with him on their morning bicycle ride. Tom’s teenage daughter Mary Liz (Roxanne Zal) adores him, while his 5-year-old son Scottie (Lukas Haas) has been cast as a rat in a school recital of The […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on short story · End of the world · Mother/daughter relationship · Mother/son relationship

The Dead Zone (1983)

March 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

  Synopsis In a New England town, schoolteacher Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) takes his fellow faculty member and girlfriend Sarah Bracknell (Brooke Adams) to an amusement park after school. Johnny suffers a migraine on a rollercoaster. At the end of the day, he refuses her offer to stay the night, preferring to wait until they […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Crooked officer · Dreams and visions · End of the world · Psycho killer · Psychoanalysis

Wolfen (1981)

March 19th, 2008 · 9 Comments

  Synopsis After attending the groundbreaking of a real estate development he’s building in the impoverished South Bronx, industrialist Christopher Van Der Veer stops off with his wife in Battery Park, where Van Der Veer’s ancestors built the first windmill in New York. Stalked by an unseen predator with four legs and highly acute senses, […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Beasts and monsters · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · Murder mystery · Woman in jeopardy