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1. Johnny Dangerously
Director: Amy Heckerling
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This dispensable 1984 comedy is a mostly humorless parody of '30s gangster movies, the kind of thing that might work reasonably well in a five-minute sketch on Saturday Night Live but which nearly beats a viewer to death over the course of a feature. Michael Keaton and Joe Piscopo play rival Mafia bosses, but once the novelty of that is introduced, it's already old. There's plenty of sustained effort from the rest of the cast (Marilu Henner, Danny DeVito, Maureen Stapleton), with Griffin Dunne getting special points. Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) directs as if this were indeed on television. --Tom Keogh ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hysterical gangster spoof--a cult classic!
This is one of those movies which will have you repeating lines over and over to your friends.

Twelve-year-old Johnny Kelly earns an honest living as a paperboy with his prematurely aged mother and his law-engrossed little brother, Tommy. To pay for an urgent surgery for his mother (the first of a seemingly eternal series), Johnny joins the mob and grows to adulthood as a suave ladies' man. But first, rival crime boss Roman Moroni (Richard Dimitri, who murders the English language and his rivals) (Moroni had a lot of rules for his gang. Number one: never park in his private parking space (explosion)) and later, fellow gang member Danny Vermin (Joe Piscopo) will pay any price to stop him . . . not to mention Tommy, who has just graduated from law school and intends to fight crime, not knowing that his brother runs most of it!

Absolutely hysterical. Maureen Stapleton delights as Ma Kelly, and Griffin Dunne turns in an absolutely hysterical straight man role as Tommy Kelly, and is played upon by Johnny (Michael Keaton), Stapleton, and Danny DeVito (as Tommy's crooked boss, District Attorney Burr, who subsequently dies in a beer commercial). Watch for a hysterical performance by Hal Riddle, as an obsequious prison warden, anxious to do anything possible for his celebrity prisoner. (When Johnny asks to have his execution moved up as part of an escape plot, "Fry me tonight!", Riddle replies "Anything for you, Johnny! . . . We'll bump Steinberg. Dangerously will go to the chair tonight.")

The plot doesn't make much sense, but don't worry too much about it, you'll be too busy laughing to worry about such things!

4-0 out of 5 stars The Only Good Mob Spoof
You would think that mob life would be one of the easiest things for a movie to spoof. However, Johnny Dangerously is the only good one to have been made, and there have been a lot of mob spoofs made. JD is set in the 1920s and focuses on the glamour days of the mafia.

The title role is perfect for Michael Keaton. He plays a suave ladies man that is a more sensitive mob boss. His foil is played by Joe Piscopo in the person of Danny Vermin. Piscopo has the funniest lines in the movie, "It shoots through schools".

Johnny has gotten involved in the mob because of his ailing mother. He needs money to pay her medical bills and for his brother's education. His brother, Tommy, decides that he wants to become a district attorney so that he can take down the mafia. Tommy doesn't know that Johnny Dangerously is really his brother Johnny Kelly. Throw in the fact that Tommy's boss, played by Danny DeVito, is on the mob payroll and you get an altogether hilarious movie.

Some of the funniest scenes in JD feature Richard Dimitri as rival mob boss Roman Moroni completely butchering the English language, "You fargin iceholes". JD is certainly good for more than a few laughs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't give much creedence to Amazon's Editorial Review...
I won't bore everyone with another description of this movie -- please read other positive reviews for that. This review is more of a defense against the Editorial Review written by Tom Keogh. It's a shame that his remarks are given primary visibility to any potential customers looking for a fantastic comedy that, in my and many other opinions, stands the test of time. I recently re-watched this movie, for about the 7th time, as it was being re-run on one of the premium channels. As I was laughing from-my-gut at the same one-liners and scenarios I almost know-by-heart, I realized that this was definitely a film to add to my DVD library. If you are a prospective buyer that has never seen this movie, and you enjoy comedies in the vain of Mel Brooks, Monty Python, and "Amazon Women on the Moon", I can almost guarantee that you will LOVE this film. It's one Michael Keaton's best comedic works -- as good or better than "Night Shift", but in a totally different way -- and I couldn't disagree more with Tom Keogh's remarks...

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for your comedy movie library!
One of the funniest films you will every see. Keaton is superb, and the rest of the cast ain't bad, either! Even the music soundtrack is right on the mark. I've seen it many times and look forward to many more.

5-0 out of 5 stars JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY
I half to agree with the other reviewers. This movie was great and very well done. The way to find a good movie is to read the critics and if they don't like the movie, you can bet you'll love it. Everyone in this movie did a great job!! ... Read more


2. To Heal a Nation
Director: Michael Pressman
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3. Past the Bleachers
Director: Michael Switzer
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good movie, but has a few missing pieces.
I thought the movie was very good and touching. Richard Dean Anderson did a wonderful job, as always. The only problem I found with the story was that it didn't get detailed enough. The character had a couple of major events happening in his life and they just skimmed over them. The movie ends and you never find out how the big events turned out. Good story, good acting, and worth watching, it just has a couple of holes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellence in the Making!
Heart-gripping tale of a new beginning. A must see movie for anyone who enjoys mystery and morality in a story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Richard Dean Anderson
You have this movies on video too in german and with the systems for the europe (Switzerland)?

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Offering From the Hallmark Hall of Fame
There are a few holes in the plot, some questions should have been answered but weren't, and at times the movie is a bit choppy. But this is one heck of a good film. This is what the Hallmark Hall of Fame's reputation was built on-- well-written and produced drama that isn't afraid to let the viewer do a little thinking about the movie's message (which, in this case, concerned itself with the many meanings of catharsis).

The entire cast is great, but I wish the Barnard Hughes character was fleshed out at bit more. This is one movie that deserves a repeat (and more) viewing. There is enough going on in the film at several levels that it has much to offer to a wide variety of audiences. Aside from the minor gripes above, I can only say good things about the film. At 2 hours, you would think the film was long enough, but I finished it wishing for more (something I can't say about alot of the movies competing for my entertainment dollar these days!).

Nice job! ***** (5 stars) ... Read more


4. Ode to Billy Joe
Director: Max Baer Jr.
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Based on a 1967 hit song.A seventeen-year-old boy is seduced into a homosexual act.His guilt over the incident drives him to commit suicide by jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge, leaving his girlfriend behind. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Robby Benson at his best!
Robby Benson brings sensitivity and an etheral quality to this character. His Billy Joe is naive, but sincere in his love for Bobbie Lee as well as his devastation and sense of being doomed after what he considers an unforgiveable act. I am brought to tears each time I view the scene in which a tortured Billy Joe confesses his secret to Bobbie Lee and runs off into the woods, never to be seen alive again. Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor are magnificent together. Watching their love progress steadily throughout the movie destined to be unnecessarily thwarted by Billy Joe's tormented guilt leaves this viewer with a sense of frustration and sadness, but delighted with the range of this actor!

5-0 out of 5 stars Whatever happened to Glynnis O'Connor??
This is one of my all-time favorite movies. The dialogue is so unusual, and the actors' portrayals are excellent--not just Robby and Glynnis, but all the peripheral characters as well. Still, something bothers me. I remember seeing this movie on TV as a child and it contained a scene where Billy Joe actually started to do the thing he ended up killing himself over (I don't want to give it away for those who haven't seen it). That scene is not on the video version I have, and if I hadn't seen it on TV, I'm not sure the story would have made perfect sense to me. Regardless, though, this is one of the most underrated movies I've ever seen and you should buy it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Song vs. Movie
Wonderful pre-summertime movie. The producers did an excellent job recreating the era. Well acted. The fake southern accents are a little overdone, but not as bad as some other movies set in the south.

The song and the movie complement each other. The song doesn't go into a lot of explanation about what happen to Billy Joe and the movie offers one detailed possibility based on the title and characters in the song. I don't think the producers are trying to portray the movie as being the actual account of Billy Joe's death (assuming Ms. Gentry's song is based on a real event).

I disagree with some of the points in the review by "gft", especially the part about Billy Joe being black. "Gft" suggests in the song that a interracial love conflict is what leads to Billy Joe's apparent suicide. If Ms. Gentry's song is based on a true event, Billy Joe was not likely black. According to the song Billy Joe, a guy named Tom, and the brother of the girl in the song put a frog down her back at a "picture show". Blacks and whites did not sit in the same sections in movie theaters in those days. Also the song implies that Billy Joe and the girl's family went to the same church. Blacks and whites would not have attended the same church in the south in those days and rarely do so even today.

If you want to see a good movie about teen love and the old south, "Ode to Billy Joe" is for you. I hope there will be a DVD version soon, maybe with producer/actor commentary.

2-0 out of 5 stars It is NOTan explanation of the song.
This movie flopped when it first came out, but now seems to be gaining popularity among a younger generation that doesn't remember the song it is based on. The acting was excellent, the theory is interesting and the fact that it was shot in MS is a plus. But what disturbs me are the reviewers who state that, after watching this movie, that they now understand the song. They should be aware that the song's writer has never revealed why Billy Joe killed himself or what was thrown off the bridge, so this movie represents only one of many "guesses," not a factual interpretation. While there have been many theories over the years, the one represented in the movie is a very wide departure from all the others, and the movie makes no attempt to explain why the viewer should accept this theory over the more popular ones.

3-0 out of 5 stars The movie stands by itself, do not focus on song
I recently watched the film and the actors give stellar performances. Not growing up during the era of the Gentry song, I did not focus on the song and how the movie explained the song. Instead I simply watched the movie and enjoyed it, even today it resonates timely and important issues (I do not want to ruin the film for those who have not seen it by saying what issues). I was also suprised that it was only given 2 1/2 stars. I have read some other reviews and am suprised that some disliked this film, but I am young and a lot of the movies, during my lifetime, have definately lacked great actors and stories. ... Read more


5. The Deliberate Stranger
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
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5-0 out of 5 stars Eerie and Creepy
This is undoubtedly the finest performance of Mark Harmon's career, as he more than adequately steps into the shoes to play the part of Ted Bundy, probably the most notorious serial killer of the twentieth century. He effortlessly captures Bundy's on the surface boyish charm, explaining to the viewers why Bundy's protestations of innocence were able to fool so many people for so long, and also how he was able to lure his unsuspecting victims to their ultimate fate. Masters, Forrest, Walsh, and Ashton are also excellent as the frustrated detectives who spent years following Bundy's trail of death around the United States. Thankfully, this movie spares the viewers the grisly details of how the murders occurred, but the non exploitive way in which it deals with Bundy's destruction of so many lives is what truly makes this movie shine. It runs for over three hours and we all know what happened to Bundy in the end, but this fact is diluted by the way the excellent script and acting weaves a web of suspense and intrigue which is enthralling to the very end. I can guarantee two things - that whoever watches this mini series will never forget it, and they will forever speculate as to the true tally of lives that Bundy took, a tally which he carried with him to the grave.

2-0 out of 5 stars If you're looking for accurate info on Bundy, don't bother
I read the other reviews and I'm not sure what everyone else got so excited about. The movie opens with what I can only assume is the stalking of Georgeann Hawkins; I say "assume" because none of the victims are called by their true names---with the notable exception of Denise Naslund (and her mother Eleanor Rose), one of the Lake Sam victims.

Bundy's earlier victims (Lynda Healy, Susan Rancourt, Donna Manson, and Brenda Ball, among others) are barely mentioned. Details of the Utah and Colorado murders (Melissa Smith, Laura Aime, and Caryn Campbell) are mixed up with other victims or just plain wrong. I found this distracting, as I caught myself spending time trying to figure out which pseudonym belonged to which victim.

Robert Keppel, also called by his real name, gives some interest to the story as we follow his efforts to not only catch Bundy, but to establish a computer database to store, sort, and cross-index all the crime data, which did eventually help lead to Bundy's capture, and was the forerunner of the FBI's VICAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program) database of today.

Mark Harmon's performance was good, although he does seem a little too wholesome for the role.

If you're interested in this movie to learn more about Ted Bundy (as I was), I would recommend instead A&E's Biography, or reading Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside Me" or Michaud & Aynesworth's "The Only Living Witness."

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Movie - bad copy of VHS tape
I was disappointed in the quality of the film on this VHS. The movie itself is outstanding, with great acting by Mark Harmon. I would have enjoyed it more if the picture didn't jump up and down so much during the movie. I'm not ordering any more VHS tapes. As I said, the movie was fabulous and very suspenseful.

3-0 out of 5 stars Strong on intrigue weak on accuracy
I must admit I've seen this miniseries half a dozen times. Harmon creates a chilling image of a self-absorbed, glib Bundy. The series does a good job of portraying the agony of the victim's families and the terrifying randomness of Bundy's crimes. However, this is the 'dramatized for television' version of Bundy's life and crimes and it's far from accurate. Significant players, such as Ann Rule, are written out of the story entirely. I suspect this is because the film is based on Richard Larsen's book Bundy--The Deliberate Stranger, which rivaled Ann Rules The Stranger Beside Me . Which is a brilliant account of Bundy's crimes and the Ted Bundy she new personally. Enjoy the mini-series, but for the best account of Bundy's life and crimes check out Ann Rules book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Police Brutality
I do not like the way this television movie portrayed Officer
David Lee, the Pensacola, Florida police officer who arrested
Bundy on February 15, 1978. The real Officer Lee was a true
policeman who was dedicated to doing his job. This movie made
him out to be a blue-uniformed bully who went around beating up
on suspects and who seems to enjoy doing it. This movie stinks! ... Read more


6. Ellen Foster
Director: John Erman
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5-0 out of 5 stars Jena Malone spectacular!
Little Jena Malone was superb in her role as Ellen Foster. I've seen the movie twice on the television, and will soon be adding this video to my home library.

It opens up where she claims she lays in bed and thinks up ways to kill her daddy. He is such a mean person, especially when he's drunk. Ellen's mother is very sick, but he insists she have a clean house and supper cooked by the time he gets home from work. Ellen does the best she can to help her mother, whom she loves dearly, so her dad won't be so mad. But it doesn't matter, the poor woman works so hard that she dies and leaves Ellen alone with nowhere to go. Sometimes her dad goes off for days at a time and leaves the little girl by herself.

Ellen's grandmother doesn't want her because the grandmother hated the daddy and thought Ellen would be like him. Same with Ellen's aunt. And Ellen's girl cousin was a jealous little girl and a mama's girl. She did everything she could to get Ellen in trouble until Ellen finally ran away to find her own family.

This movie ended good, just the way I would have ended it, with Ellen finding a home. But don't take my word for it. Get the video Ellen Foster and see for yourself what a wonderful movie it is.

3-0 out of 5 stars Powerful
Ellen Foster based on the novel by Kaye Gibbons, is a story about a girl who just wants a place to call home. It's emotional and has you crying several times througout. It's not one of the best movies I've seen but it is a good movie that leaves a powerful impact. I as a viewer would be more inclined to rent it or get it out of the library than purchase it. It's really not a movie that you can watch over and over.

5-0 out of 5 stars Five Stars for Jena Malone
For such a young performer, Jena Malone gives an unforgettable performance as an unwanted child. She practically carries the whole movie. The rest of the characters are basically caricatures of the evil grandmother, the drunk father, noble mother, do-gooder art teacher, and insensitive aunts. She herself is a caricature of a long-suffering child but Jena more than competently erases the caricature and becomes Ellen Foster.

Jena Malone conveyed a child's depression from her situation and rising beyond the hopelessness by doing something about it. Her subtle gestures and myriad facial expressions equals the performance of an Academy Award winner.

The best part of the movie is the way her face shows sudden shifts in her emotions, the inner conflicts, the fear of rejection and a child's hope, all this in one scene near the end (a rather lame ending, too pat, but then, don't we all need endings like this after such a heart-wrenching movie?) as she talks to Mrs. Montrose.

I hope she is able to get work like this in her future, work that will show her mastery of her craft and her range. So far, I've seen her in supporting roles in big budget movies, but when she gets the starring role and an equally good script, the movie world better watch out!

4-0 out of 5 stars Lit teachers! This is a good find!
I taught this novel to a class of high school seniors, and then they watched the movie. It was a short, yet suitable video. Although it did deviate from the book at times, the characters are very well chosen and portrayed accuratly from the novel.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre family film, but a complete disgrace to the book!
The movie was much less impactful, much less meaningful, and generally much less compelling than the book. Ellen's various guardians in the film deserve Nobel Peace Prizes in comparison to their characters in the book. Jena Malone as Ellen Foster did well for a TV-film actress, otherwise the acting was mediocre. The only people I would recommend this film to are those with kids (8-12) who can't bear the thought of reading and aren't likely to change their minds once they reach ages 13 and up; the book is a bit explicit for children under 13. Basically, you're comparing the book Oliver Twist to your typical small-screen/straight-to-video cheesy drama. Angels in the Endzone is what pops into my head, but that's just my opinion on a different film. ... Read more


7. Our Town
Director: George Schaefer
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is the one
I have always thought you should art by does it work or not. This works, the play is just heartbreaking, the performances all top notch, not overplayed. And I do love Glynnis O'Connor, (somebody bring back Sons and Daughters). This is so powerful I could almost not stand to see the end of it, reminds me of the end of Searching for Private Ryan. If you liked this try The Bridge Over the San Louis Rey which is just as good (not the movie, the book). I remember seeing this version of Our Town when it first came out and liking it. I read some reviews that say the lack of props bother some people, but those same people said they had trouble following the plot. I did not having any problem at all following the play, it would have hurt less if I had. Wonderful stuff. Please bring this out on DVD and drop the price so people can afford to buy it. Still worth the money though, every penny. Best thing I have seen in the last year with MAYBE the exception of City of God.

5-0 out of 5 stars Return of the Prodigal
We had this movie on Beta. The homespun quality of the characters - HH and all of the fine cast - warms your soul. Used to seeing the play performed on step ladders, this production does not destroy the minimalism - the sets in this film version are tasteful and add a touch that I believe TW would have approved of. Now we have the movie on VHS - Return of the Prodigal indeed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wait for the price to drop BUT......
Moving, simple, elegant...these are the words that occur to me regarding this version of Our Town, a play which, in this video, LOOKS like a play, which makes it all the more effective. Movies are good at some things; other things, like human relationships, somehow seem more real on stage. The acting is superb, the direction unobtrusive and natural, the work itself one of those rare moments caught by an artist. Rent it, buy the laser disc, wait for it to drop in price, but see it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Our Town
Although this is the most expensive of the Our Town videos, it seems to be the ONLY one available that is staged as a play rather than a movie. There is no scenery and there are few props and set pieces--just as Wilder meant it to be. I find this version to be the most effective for teaching students and the most interesting to watch as an individual viewer.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Version of Our Town is a Great Pick!
Thornton Wilder's classic dramatic play comes to life on screen in this well-cast 1977 stage production. The acting is rich and the characters well-developed, and both are accented by the simple yet homey nature of the sets and backdrops. Those who have already met George and Emily in the pages of Wilder's book will be extremely pleased with this version, and those who have yet to discover Our Town will find themselves immediately intimate with the world of Grover's Corners. ... Read more


8. Saint Maybe
Director: Michael Pressman
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4-0 out of 5 stars It didn't really live up to my expectations
I really didn't think this was a nice adaption from the book. It was too short. But as far as the casting of the characters was concerned, that was very nice. I remember saying to myself while watching, "That is exactly what I thought Lucy should look like."

But then again, Saint Maybe is one of my very most favorite books, so of course I'm critical. It didn't really live up to my expectations

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful movie
This movie is one that teaches you a lesson. It teaches you that forgiveness is easy for some, and not so easy for others. For anyone who loves to cry when watching a movie, this is a perfect one for you! Not only will you cry, you will laugh and just enjoy the movie. I reccomend it for people of all ages.

5-0 out of 5 stars Forgiveness is more than saying I am sorry!
This film was an excellently produced film that was not preachy. Yet, it taught a poweful lesson in forgiveness of self. The young man in the film was a quiet powerful presence who grew from a callow self-centered youth into a man of integrity and honor. I was totally captivated by the writing, the acting, and the production design. Superior work! I will purchase this video and treasure it in my library.

5-0 out of 5 stars As good as "It's a Wonderful Life"
This is a heart-wrenching story of a family experiencing many difficulties and facing them with heroic stamina that only God could have given the characters. It addresses modern family flaws with dignity and selfless virtues. The individuals truly desire what is best for the other members of the family. If you love kids, self-sacrifice, dogs, Christmas, and good winning over evil--get this video and share it with others.

4-0 out of 5 stars A superb book and a superb movie!
I really enjoyed this movie! The characters are unique and real. Make sure you have an ample supply of tissues!! ... Read more


9. Jeremy
Director: Arthur Barron
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5-0 out of 5 stars Jeremy rocks...and so do I!!!!
Well, I am 18 years old, and I was named after this awesome movie. It's such a simple, wonderful story. I actually have an original poster from the movie. On it is the wonderful quote: "A film that has nothing going for it but the people who love it," and that's exactly what it is. Those who don't enjoy Jeremy simply can't get past the fact that is very dated. If you are a Robby Benson fan, watch American Dreams on Sundays (though he doesn't play a very nice character). If you're a fan of both Robby and Glynnis O'Connor, there is a 1977 version of Thornton Wilder's Our Town where they play the leads (Emily and George). I highly recommend this. Though this version of Our Town is very hard to come by, it can be bought on Amazon at the rental market price ($75). Otherwise, some public libraries and universities sometimes will have a copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Robby Benson tries to find true love as"Jeremy"
In the 1970's,the movie industry had some films that showed how
the establishment was abusing and misusing our funds,the military and our feelings for each other.

There were few films that showed a positive side to a relationship.

But in 1973,one film "Jeremy"showed everyone that a story about
human relationships could work with an audience.

Stage and tv vetrain:Robby Benson gave one of his most poigent and real performances as the high school nerd.Who falls in love
with a beautiful young woman(Played here with genuine sensitivty ,charm and beauty by Glyniss O'Connor).Who finds a kinderd soul mate in the serious but kindly:"Jeremy Jones".

"Susan Rollins"(Ms.O'Connor)is the daughter of a struggling unemlpoyed widower.Whose difficulties in finding work..make it
hard for the young girl to deal with her father's problems.

When she meets:"Jeremy",she finds someone that she tell her
troubles to and spend time with.

The pair develop a relationship but it ends..when Ms.O'Connor's on screen father is forced to take a job with a
company out of town and father and daughter must move to another city.

This creates a heartfelt but bittersweet ending for the couple.Who must accept the parting and move on with their lives.

While the script is not top notch,the acting is good.
Benson and O'Connor are the perfect teen actors to play the
parts of the gentle yet troubled lovers and their chemestry on
screen is special.

Very few actors even today have the ability to play gentle
but sad characters.

I first saw this film..when I was the movie critic for my
High School newspaper back in 1973.And I enjoy seing it today as I did
when I first met:"Jeremy"and "Sue"thiry years ago.

If you want a quality teen romantic drama that shows true
love and feelings.Without the use of foul lanuage and violence?

This is a video worth having!

(There is one sex scene in the film.Where Ms.O'Connor and
Mr.Benson are having sex in Mr.Benson's bedroom.While the
scene is done in good taste.It is not a scene to be viewed
by very young children or by those of very strict and con-
trolling moral vaules.)

This scene predates the love making scenes that Ms.Shields
and Mr.Atkins did in"The Blue Lagoon!" by a decade..but I'd rather watch Mr.Benson
and Ms.O'Connor making out..than seeing Ms.Shields and Mr.Atkins
making out!

5-0 out of 5 stars "Never Forgotten" True Teenage Love
'Jeremy' is the best of the teenage films about love that I have ever seen and I intend to let my daughter see it when she reaches age 11. It is a story about real love and honesty. This film may be dated but the points come accross as wholesome love. Robby and Glynnis come accross real and untouched--touched only by their love for one another. I wish I could turn back the hands of time and teenagers were still like this. I had been looking for this movie since 1973 to purchase. I loved it and will always be my favorite movie along with Forrest Gump. Can I also mention that the soundtrack is beautiful too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jeremy is about everyones first love
I saw Jeremy when it came out in 1973 also. I saw it 3 times. It was a great, touching, and truthful experience about first love. It is just awesome. And of course I cried. I Was 15.

5-0 out of 5 stars Touching love story.
I don't see how anyone can watch this movie and not be moved. Wait! No, if you've never been in love you'll think it's stupid. If you were never in love when you were a teenager and you had little control over you life, you'll miss the whole thing.

I saw this when it came out (1973) and thought it was awesome. I fell in love with Glynnis O'Connor. This was the first movie I saw her or Robby Benson in. I thought they were both great. I believe it was the first try at a movie for both of them. The emotions of teenagers in love is shown from the beginnings to the poignant, bitter sweet end.

It's Romeo and Juliet, but less depressing. ... Read more


10. California Dreaming
Director: John D. Hancock
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Pretty Good Movie!
I had seen California Dreaming on cable several times in the 70's and 80's and I think it's a pretty good movie. Dennis Christopher plays a young man from Chicago who moves to California and feeling lonely and out of his elements he is befriended by a bar owner who lets him move in with him and his daughter at their beach house. The daughter played by Glynnis O'Connor thinks he's a boring nerd but he tries to impress her and her surfer friends some who aren't very nice people. This is a good movie but at times a little too soap operish but I do recommend it though because even with moments that are a little too soap operish it's a pretty good movie and the actors are all very good and it's a shame that California Dreaming is hardly ever shown on cable anymore and I'm surprised that this movie isn't on DVD yet! BTW: There was a sitcom on cable TV in the 90's about teenagers that I think might have also been titled California Dreaming but this movie and that sitcom are completely different and the sitcom had nothing to do with this movie!

4-0 out of 5 stars Midwest dreamer learns to surf,love and finds truth hurts!
Dennis Christoper travels west to find himself after his brother dies just after cutting his first jazz/blues record.He ends up in a surf 60's world that might as well be the moon...as he is really out of place and feels lost and totally alone. Enter a over-the-hill bar owner who still carries a torch for his ex-wife,he takes the boy in over the protests of his daughter.This begins a relearning period of mistakes and absolute blunders until he finally gets the girl and looses the father figure to an unexpected heart attack without being able to say he was sorry for doubting his success in the Olympics. The film is twisted with good and bad surfers,poor little rich girls and pott heads along with beach vollyball at it's roots. I recommend seeing this film as it is funny and I left alot out because there is so many goings-on as "California Dreaming" spins a comedy into several different stories...if you love to remember you'll want to buy and watch this movie of a Funny Beach "Peton Place" over and over ! ... Read more


11. Conspiracy of Love
Director: Noel Black
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5-0 out of 5 stars Drew's films are brilliant! 20th may 2004.
Drew barrymore is a great actress in this aswell as her other films, and because i think she is ace that was why i probably loved this film. It is a touchy kind of drama, it happens to people in real life and the same thing as happened to jodie[barrymore]. It's about a 12 year old girl who as divorced parents and she would like to meet her dad, her life hasn't been that easy for her, due to how her parents are. She makes the time to catch back up with her grandfather and gets as close to him as any kid would do. Her mother decides to stop her from seeing her grandfather, and it all ends up in court. Jodie dosen't speak to him for a while cos of the lies he as told her. But it gets to where she does get back with him again, and does eventually see her father. THIS REFERS TO THE DVD EDITION.

4-0 out of 5 stars Drew Barrymore at 13 and a star already. Good story.
Drew Barrymore plays a pre-teen who's father left her and her moher. Her mother is bitter and tries to keep Drew from seeing her father's father. The grandfaher, Robert Young, reaches out to his grand daughter. They each have fantasies to reconcile. Warm story. Nice lesson about commucation and the importance of grandparents, dreams and love. Not sticky at all. ... Read more


12. The Deliberate Stranger
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
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Don't think that because the Ted Bundy biopic The Deliberate Stranger was a TV movie it will somehow be tamer than a feature film on the same subject. Though there's very little graphic violence, the film is as disturbing and intense as the creepiest big-screen thriller. Mark Harmon, playing daringly against type (the film aired in 1986, around the time People magazine dubbed Harmon "the sexiest man alive"), is riveting as the charming Bundy, who is believed to have murdered dozens of young women in the 1970s--all while keeping up the appearance of being an earnest law student and rising political star in the Seattle area. Harmon, whose performance earned him an Emmy nomination, is commanding as Bundy; he's believably boyish and utterly charismatic, and has mastered all the Bundy tics we came to know during his televised trials, including the lopsided grin and the slightly bug-eyed stare. The film sticks impressively closely to the facts of the case and allows the viewer, along with his potential victims, to be swept away by Bundy's charm and craftiness. And it's the filmmakers' great achievement that knowing the ultimate outcome of the case--Bundy was finally executed in Florida in 1989--doesn't affect our involvement in the film. Watch this one with all the lights on. --Anne Hurley ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Eerie and Creepy
This is undoubtedly the finest performance of Mark Harmon's career, as he more than adequately steps into the shoes to play the part of Ted Bundy, probably the most notorious serial killer of the twentieth century. He effortlessly captures Bundy's on the surface boyish charm, explaining to the viewers why Bundy's protestations of innocence were able to fool so many people for so long, and also how he was able to lure his unsuspecting victims to their ultimate fate. Masters, Forrest, Walsh, and Ashton are also excellent as the frustrated detectives who spent years following Bundy's trail of death around the United States. Thankfully, this movie spares the viewers the grisly details of how the murders occurred, but the non exploitive way in which it deals with Bundy's destruction of so many lives is what truly makes this movie shine. It runs for over three hours and we all know what happened to Bundy in the end, but this fact is diluted by the way the excellent script and acting weaves a web of suspense and intrigue which is enthralling to the very end. I can guarantee two things - that whoever watches this mini series will never forget it, and they will forever speculate as to the true tally of lives that Bundy took, a tally which he carried with him to the grave.

2-0 out of 5 stars If you're looking for accurate info on Bundy, don't bother
I read the other reviews and I'm not sure what everyone else got so excited about. The movie opens with what I can only assume is the stalking of Georgeann Hawkins; I say "assume" because none of the victims are called by their true names---with the notable exception of Denise Naslund (and her mother Eleanor Rose), one of the Lake Sam victims.

Bundy's earlier victims (Lynda Healy, Susan Rancourt, Donna Manson, and Brenda Ball, among others) are barely mentioned. Details of the Utah and Colorado murders (Melissa Smith, Laura Aime, and Caryn Campbell) are mixed up with other victims or just plain wrong. I found this distracting, as I caught myself spending time trying to figure out which pseudonym belonged to which victim.

Robert Keppel, also called by his real name, gives some interest to the story as we follow his efforts to not only catch Bundy, but to establish a computer database to store, sort, and cross-index all the crime data, which did eventually help lead to Bundy's capture, and was the forerunner of the FBI's VICAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program) database of today.

Mark Harmon's performance was good, although he does seem a little too wholesome for the role.

If you're interested in this movie to learn more about Ted Bundy (as I was), I would recommend instead A&E's Biography, or reading Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside Me" or Michaud & Aynesworth's "The Only Living Witness."

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Movie - bad copy of VHS tape
I was disappointed in the quality of the film on this VHS. The movie itself is outstanding, with great acting by Mark Harmon. I would have enjoyed it more if the picture didn't jump up and down so much during the movie. I'm not ordering any more VHS tapes. As I said, the movie was fabulous and very suspenseful.

3-0 out of 5 stars Strong on intrigue weak on accuracy
I must admit I've seen this miniseries half a dozen times. Harmon creates a chilling image of a self-absorbed, glib Bundy. The series does a good job of portraying the agony of the victim's families and the terrifying randomness of Bundy's crimes. However, this is the 'dramatized for television' version of Bundy's life and crimes and it's far from accurate. Significant players, such as Ann Rule, are written out of the story entirely. I suspect this is because the film is based on Richard Larsen's book Bundy--The Deliberate Stranger, which rivaled Ann Rules The Stranger Beside Me . Which is a brilliant account of Bundy's crimes and the Ted Bundy she new personally. Enjoy the mini-series, but for the best account of Bundy's life and crimes check out Ann Rules book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Police Brutality
I do not like the way this television movie portrayed Officer
David Lee, the Pensacola, Florida police officer who arrested
Bundy on February 15, 1978. The real Officer Lee was a true
policeman who was dedicated to doing his job. This movie made
him out to be a blue-uniformed bully who went around beating up
on suspects and who seems to enjoy doing it. This movie stinks! ... Read more


13. Kid Vengeance
Director: Joseph Manduke
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1-0 out of 5 stars Truly a bad movie
I am a true spaghetti western fan and could not find it in myself to enjoy this movie. Jim Brown basically has a cameo before disappearing for a while and then coming back to help save the day. Lee Van Cleef may be the one bright point and even then it is not one of his better roles. The story is about a teenage boy who hunts down the gang who murdered his family. Also renamed Kid Venegeance. Avoid at all costs!

3-0 out of 5 stars kid vengeance is classic drive inn mayhem!!
Kid Vengeance is a cold tale of revenge that is sometimes quite disturbing yet van cleef turns in a good performance as usual.Filmed in Israel with some interesting background and worth a look to die hard spaghetti and eurowestern fans!

4-0 out of 5 stars Young boy seeks revenge on group that killed his parents
It is the classic western in which the strong, silent man is embodied in a ten year old boy. His stoic pursuit of the vicious gang that killed his parents is both engaging and emotionally rewarding. ... Read more


14. New Best Friend
Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams
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5-0 out of 5 stars i liked it
this movie was cool. all cause it gots some sort of smart elements in it. but others might think differently. i think that dominique swain was just really great, meredith monroe's cool--she doesn't say much in the movie, she does a lot of thinking---and mia kirshner's character is just all over the place. it's a cool flick. not bad to watch, hey it's better than terror toons!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great movie to me
This movie is filled with most things that the real life college scene is all about, well except for the attempted murder part. However, that can happen, and that's what the movie is about. It stars Mia Kirshner as the poor girl who gets taken in by Meredith Monroe's character and her followers Rachel True and Dominique Swain. Even though there's lots of improvements needed for this movie, it's still a great movie to watch. It's just fun to watch. Recommend it if you're bored.

5-0 out of 5 stars Taye Diggs Owns
New Best Friend is one of those films that grabs your attention and maintains your suspicion all the way through until the incredible ending. The screenwriting is nothing short of miraculous and Taye Diggs' ability to capture the role of the school detective is truly awe-inspiring. Why Diggs' wasn't up for an Oscar is beyond me and others of his extensive fanbase. If you want an example of acting at it's finest, tune into the scene featuring the drug dealer and witness the intesity Diggs' displays. While the rest of the acting is rather lackluster, Diggs' performance pinpoints him as the obvious catalyst of this marvel of the modern film making industry.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great movie for a hot date!
A poor girl who falls in with rich girls suffers an overdose, and the local sheriff wannabe is brought in to investigate. The rich girls are young and very attractive, especially when they're partying in their spaghetti-strapped dresses. And the poor girl, played by Mia Kirschner, is no slouch in the looks department herself with her dark features and jet black hair.

Mia eventually ingratiates herself with all of the friends; smoking, drinking, and doing drugs - and sharing dark secrets - like when she and Dominique Swain discover that both of them had been molested by their fathers when they were ten-years-old, which causes them to bond by exploring each other's mouths with their tongues, pawing at each other's clothes, and then falling asleep in each other's arms soon afterwards.

Mia then uncovers that Rachel True, a gorgeous fair-skinned black girl, is bulimic; and Mia offers to help her quit when she's ready. Rachel is touched, but rather than make it with Mia, she shares a deep soul kiss with Ms. Swain to continue an on-going relationship with Dominique (who is bisexual).

Dominique is on a roll, but the only girl among her circle of friends she doesn't kiss is Meredith Monroe, who plays Hadley, the story's main character - and main suspect! Meredith looks a lot like Natasha Henstridge ('Ghosts of Mars'), so watching her is definitely easy on the eyes. The most risque thing she does in the movie, though, is get naked (from the back) with her boyfriend in bed. But her performance as a seemingly innocent and helpful best friend is excellent.

Besides Meredith, another fine appearance is made by Taye Diggs as this Southern college town's interim sheriff. He approaches his task with sensitivity and determination, and it is through his eyes - and the flashbacks that he's told - that we get to enjoy the girls' divulged sensuality.

Taye solves the crime, and one of the girls is brought to justice. She ends up behind bars at the movie's end - while we see Dominique, asleep and naked in bed - and lying between both her own boyfriend and another girl! (Gee, I don't remember college life to be this good!)

This movie is well produced - and well paced - and Dominique (who I loved in 'Lolita') is definitely fun to follow. This would be a great film to share on a really hot date. Enjoy!

1-0 out of 5 stars Taye Diggs in a southern accent doesnt cut it
this movie is a great waste of time. with its annoying litle rich brat kids and one of them kills their new best friend and Diggs incestigates with the worst soutern accent in the world, plus he shouldnt of been in this whole mess. with a bitchy cast and a nowhere story, this'll please those people with less than zero brains ... Read more


15. Boy in the Plastic Bubble
Director: Randal Kleiser
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Before their blockbuster collaboration on Grease, John Travolta and director Randal Kleiser boosted their early careers with this well-acted, sensitively directed television movie. Teenager Tod Lubitch (Travolta) is forced to live in a plastic isolation chamber because he was born with a nonfunctioning immune system, leaving him vulnerable to even the most common everyday viruses. A unique coming-of-age story, the movie (first telecast in 1976) has become the subject of jokes over the years, but Travolta's comeback has sparked new interest in the star's Welcome Back, Kotter days. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Sad but Very Good Movie!
I remember watching The Boy in the Plastic Bubble when it first aired on TV when I was 11 years old and I thought it was a very good movie and John Travolta was terrific as teenager Tod Lubitch who was born with a nonworking immune system that forces him to live in a plastic isloation chamber away from germs which are extremely dangerous for him! The movie also stars Robert Reed and Diana Hyland as Tod's parents and Glynnis O'Connor as the girl who lives next door and they are all pretty good though John Travolta and Glynnis O'Connor got much more screen time. This movie is pretty sad but it's a good movie and I highly recommend it. I taped this movie when it was rerun commercial free on cable but it was taped on a VCR that was old and breaking down so the tape is messed up and I would like to buy the DVD which is unfortunately out of print but I will have to think of ordering a used copy!

3-0 out of 5 stars PRETTY GOOD FOR A TV MOVIE.
I actually enjoyed "The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" more than I thought I would. After all, it has been the topic of many jokes over the years. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had some very nice human elements to it. John Travolta did a pretty good job of playing Tod, a teenager with a severe immune deficiency who is forced to live in an enclosed germ free area in his house. He spent a lot of the film acting rather goofy and socially inept. That made a lot of sense though for someone who had limited contact with the general public.

Tod has spent many years watching the teenage girl next door, Gina (Glynnis O'Connor). He is extremely attracted to her but whether she feels the same way about him is questionable. Eventually, Tod is able to go through a series of steps which allow him more and more freedom. He uses this new found freedom to both try and fit in with the other kids as best he can and also woo Gina. There are some touching moments between the two of them although at times it crosses over into being too cut and dry. I would've liked the filmmakers to have made the situation between them a bit more complex.

Robert Reed and Diana Hyland, who play Tod's parents, are given less screen time than one might think. The real story here is about Tod's dreams of one day being "normal" and falling in love with Gina. His relationship with his parents is very secondary. Oddly, Hyland won an Emmy for her performance even though she didn't get a chance to exhibit any real emotion or acting skill.

"The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" doesn't know if it wants to be more of a romance or a medical drama. It ends up doing both fairly well and is worth the buy at such a low price.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic Movie
I first saw this movie when i was a kid, and i loved it because the kids in the movie were around my age. Now as an adult i still love it because John Travolta portrays the character so tenderly. The innocence and "corniness" makes this film truly endearing. i have done an internet search on the real Todd Lubitch, to see if he survived outside his bubble. anyone has any info, please contact me. hollywoodchik@hotmail.com

3-0 out of 5 stars The importance of this early example.
In this film that predates AIDS, there is an important insight that somehow never carried over into HIV and AIDS discourse. The teenager with the severely compromised immune system was not enclosed to protect us from him, but to protect him from us. Although this move did not portray an infectious agent but a genetic problem, it is an important reminder. In all the paranoid constructions associated with AIDS in America, we seem to have collectively forgotten the simple reality that people who are sick need care. A culture is judged by the way it treats its young, its old, and its sick. Our culture is more concerned with money than real morality, and the so-called religious right is anything but. This film should be revived, even if only for that one insight.

"These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby don't cry
Don't cry" -Paul Simon, "The Boy in the Bubble"

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie!!!
To start things off I will watch it over and over. John Travolta is a wonderful actor and portrayed the story of this boy wonderfully. It is very sad how he had to live so isolated in this plastic housing just so he could survive. It was kinda sad how the girl next door took him for granted but finally came to what I think love him. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. I wish they would have said whatever happened to him, or how he's doing or something. What became of him after he came out of the bubble. I think the ending isn't fair since it left me questioning. But like I said I will watch it over and over. : ) ... Read more


16. Conspiracy of Love
Director: Noel Black
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5-0 out of 5 stars Drew's films are brilliant! 20th may 2004.
Drew barrymore is a great actress in this aswell as her other films, and because i think she is ace that was why i probably loved this film. It is a touchy kind of drama, it happens to people in real life and the same thing as happened to jodie[barrymore]. It's about a 12 year old girl who as divorced parents and she would like to meet her dad, her life hasn't been that easy for her, due to how her parents are. She makes the time to catch back up with her grandfather and gets as close to him as any kid would do. Her mother decides to stop her from seeing her grandfather, and it all ends up in court. Jodie dosen't speak to him for a while cos of the lies he as told her. But it gets to where she does get back with him again, and does eventually see her father. THIS REFERS TO THE DVD EDITION.

4-0 out of 5 stars Drew Barrymore at 13 and a star already. Good story.
Drew Barrymore plays a pre-teen who's father left her and her moher. Her mother is bitter and tries to keep Drew from seeing her father's father. The grandfaher, Robert Young, reaches out to his grand daughter. They each have fantasies to reconcile. Warm story. Nice lesson about commucation and the importance of grandparents, dreams and love. Not sticky at all. ... Read more


17. Boy in the Plastic Bubble
Director: Randal Kleiser
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Sad but Very Good Movie!
I remember watching The Boy in the Plastic Bubble when it first aired on TV when I was 11 years old and I thought it was a very good movie and John Travolta was terrific as teenager Tod Lubitch who was born with a nonworking immune system that forces him to live in a plastic isloation chamber away from germs which are extremely dangerous for him! The movie also stars Robert Reed and Diana Hyland as Tod's parents and Glynnis O'Connor as the girl who lives next door and they are all pretty good though John Travolta and Glynnis O'Connor got much more screen time. This movie is pretty sad but it's a good movie and I highly recommend it. I taped this movie when it was rerun commercial free on cable but it was taped on a VCR that was old and breaking down so the tape is messed up and I would like to buy the DVD which is unfortunately out of print but I will have to think of ordering a used copy!

3-0 out of 5 stars PRETTY GOOD FOR A TV MOVIE.
I actually enjoyed "The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" more than I thought I would. After all, it has been the topic of many jokes over the years. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had some very nice human elements to it. John Travolta did a pretty good job of playing Tod, a teenager with a severe immune deficiency who is forced to live in an enclosed germ free area in his house. He spent a lot of the film acting rather goofy and socially inept. That made a lot of sense though for someone who had limited contact with the general public.

Tod has spent many years watching the teenage girl next door, Gina (Glynnis O'Connor). He is extremely attracted to her but whether she feels the same way about him is questionable. Eventually, Tod is able to go through a series of steps which allow him more and more freedom. He uses this new found freedom to both try and fit in with the other kids as best he can and also woo Gina. There are some touching moments between the two of them although at times it crosses over into being too cut and dry. I would've liked the filmmakers to have made the situation between them a bit more complex.

Robert Reed and Diana Hyland, who play Tod's parents, are given less screen time than one might think. The real story here is about Tod's dreams of one day being "normal" and falling in love with Gina. His relationship with his parents is very secondary. Oddly, Hyland won an Emmy for her performance even though she didn't get a chance to exhibit any real emotion or acting skill.

"The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" doesn't know if it wants to be more of a romance or a medical drama. It ends up doing both fairly well and is worth the buy at such a low price.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic Movie
I first saw this movie when i was a kid, and i loved it because the kids in the movie were around my age. Now as an adult i still love it because John Travolta portrays the character so tenderly. The innocence and "corniness" makes this film truly endearing. i have done an internet search on the real Todd Lubitch, to see if he survived outside his bubble. anyone has any info, please contact me. hollywoodchik@hotmail.com

3-0 out of 5 stars The importance of this early example.
In this film that predates AIDS, there is an important insight that somehow never carried over into HIV and AIDS discourse. The teenager with the severely compromised immune system was not enclosed to protect us from him, but to protect him from us. Although this move did not portray an infectious agent but a genetic problem, it is an important reminder. In all the paranoid constructions associated with AIDS in America, we seem to have collectively forgotten the simple reality that people who are sick need care. A culture is judged by the way it treats its young, its old, and its sick. Our culture is more concerned with money than real morality, and the so-called religious right is anything but. This film should be revived, even if only for that one insight.

"These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby don't cry
Don't cry" -Paul Simon, "The Boy in the Bubble"

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie!!!
To start things off I will watch it over and over. John Travolta is a wonderful actor and portrayed the story of this boy wonderfully. It is very sad how he had to live so isolated in this plastic housing just so he could survive. It was kinda sad how the girl next door took him for granted but finally came to what I think love him. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. I wish they would have said whatever happened to him, or how he's doing or something. What became of him after he came out of the bubble. I think the ending isn't fair since it left me questioning. But like I said I will watch it over and over. : ) ... Read more


18. Take Another Hard Ride
Director: Joseph Manduke
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1-0 out of 5 stars Truly a bad movie
I am a true spaghetti western fan and could not find it in myself to enjoy this movie. Jim Brown basically has a cameo before disappearing for a while and then coming back to help save the day. Lee Van Cleef may be the one bright point and even then it is not one of his better roles. The story is about a teenage boy who hunts down the gang who murdered his family. Also renamed Kid Venegeance. Avoid at all costs!

3-0 out of 5 stars kid vengeance is classic drive inn mayhem!!
Kid Vengeance is a cold tale of revenge that is sometimes quite disturbing yet van cleef turns in a good performance as usual.Filmed in Israel with some interesting background and worth a look to die hard spaghetti and eurowestern fans!

4-0 out of 5 stars Young boy seeks revenge on group that killed his parents
It is the classic western in which the strong, silent man is embodied in a ten year old boy. His stoic pursuit of the vicious gang that killed his parents is both engaging and emotionally rewarding. ... Read more


19. Kid Vengeance
Director: Joseph Manduke
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1-0 out of 5 stars Truly a bad movie
I am a true spaghetti western fan and could not find it in myself to enjoy this movie. Jim Brown basically has a cameo before disappearing for a while and then coming back to help save the day. Lee Van Cleef may be the one bright point and even then it is not one of his better roles. The story is about a teenage boy who hunts down the gang who murdered his family. Also renamed Kid Venegeance. Avoid at all costs!

3-0 out of 5 stars kid vengeance is classic drive inn mayhem!!
Kid Vengeance is a cold tale of revenge that is sometimes quite disturbing yet van cleef turns in a good performance as usual.Filmed in Israel with some interesting background and worth a look to die hard spaghetti and eurowestern fans!

4-0 out of 5 stars Young boy seeks revenge on group that killed his parents
It is the classic western in which the strong, silent man is embodied in a ten year old boy. His stoic pursuit of the vicious gang that killed his parents is both engaging and emotionally rewarding. ... Read more


20. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
Director: Randal Kleiser
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Sad but Very Good Movie!
I remember watching The Boy in the Plastic Bubble when it first aired on TV when I was 11 years old and I thought it was a very good movie and John Travolta was terrific as teenager Tod Lubitch who was born with a nonworking immune system that forces him to live in a plastic isloation chamber away from germs which are extremely dangerous for him! The movie also stars Robert Reed and Diana Hyland as Tod's parents and Glynnis O'Connor as the girl who lives next door and they are all pretty good though John Travolta and Glynnis O'Connor got much more screen time. This movie is pretty sad but it's a good movie and I highly recommend it. I taped this movie when it was rerun commercial free on cable but it was taped on a VCR that was old and breaking down so the tape is messed up and I would like to buy the DVD which is unfortunately out of print but I will have to think of ordering a used copy!

3-0 out of 5 stars PRETTY GOOD FOR A TV MOVIE.
I actually enjoyed "The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" more than I thought I would. After all, it has been the topic of many jokes over the years. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had some very nice human elements to it. John Travolta did a pretty good job of playing Tod, a teenager with a severe immune deficiency who is forced to live in an enclosed germ free area in his house. He spent a lot of the film acting rather goofy and socially inept. That made a lot of sense though for someone who had limited contact with the general public.

Tod has spent many years watching the teenage girl next door, Gina (Glynnis O'Connor). He is extremely attracted to her but whether she feels the same way about him is questionable. Eventually, Tod is able to go through a series of steps which allow him more and more freedom. He uses this new found freedom to both try and fit in with the other kids as best he can and also woo Gina. There are some touching moments between the two of them although at times it crosses over into being too cut and dry. I would've liked the filmmakers to have made the situation between them a bit more complex.

Robert Reed and Diana Hyland, who play Tod's parents, are given less screen time than one might think. The real story here is about Tod's dreams of one day being "normal" and falling in love with Gina. His relationship with his parents is very secondary. Oddly, Hyland won an Emmy for her performance even though she didn't get a chance to exhibit any real emotion or acting skill.

"The Boy In The Plastic Bubble" doesn't know if it wants to be more of a romance or a medical drama. It ends up doing both fairly well and is worth the buy at such a low price.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic Movie
I first saw this movie when i was a kid, and i loved it because the kids in the movie were around my age. Now as an adult i still love it because John Travolta portrays the character so tenderly. The innocence and "corniness" makes this film truly endearing. i have done an internet search on the real Todd Lubitch, to see if he survived outside his bubble. anyone has any info, please contact me. hollywoodchik@hotmail.com

3-0 out of 5 stars The importance of this early example.
In this film that predates AIDS, there is an important insight that somehow never carried over into HIV and AIDS discourse. The teenager with the severely compromised immune system was not enclosed to protect us from him, but to protect him from us. Although this move did not portray an infectious agent but a genetic problem, it is an important reminder. In all the paranoid constructions associated with AIDS in America, we seem to have collectively forgotten the simple reality that people who are sick need care. A culture is judged by the way it treats its young, its old, and its sick. Our culture is more concerned with money than real morality, and the so-called religious right is anything but. This film should be revived, even if only for that one insight.

"These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby don't cry
Don't cry" -Paul Simon, "The Boy in the Bubble"

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie!!!
To start things off I will watch it over and over. John Travolta is a wonderful actor and portrayed the story of this boy wonderfully. It is very sad how he had to live so isolated in this plastic housing just so he could survive. It was kinda sad how the girl next door took him for granted but finally came to what I think love him. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. I wish they would have said whatever happened to him, or how he's doing or something. What became of him after he came out of the bubble. I think the ending isn't fair since it left me questioning. But like I said I will watch it over and over. : ) ... Read more


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