Filed Away FIlms: Quickie Reviews for Forgotten Movies Part 1

Welcome to the First post of films forgotten about, lost or public domain setting. Films that no-longer are remembered, or thought about, or simply put, filed away.

Simple 10 Word Review.

Rating System is 1 to 10, 10 being the best 1 being a total pile of horse pooh. 

Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982)

Starring: Joe Pesci, Karen Ludwig, Tony Martin

Plot: Lounge singer performing at a New Jersey bowling alley has dreams of making it as a famous singer in Las Vegas. While he and his family struggle to survive in their lives, Rudy always looks to becoming a star as a way out of his current situation.

My Rating: 6 out of 10

10 Words: Worthy watch. Great Acting, Dramatic. Solid story. Reality based feel.


Intimate Agony (1983)

Starring: Anthony Geary, Judith Light, Mark Harmon

Plot: Anthony stars as a compassionate doctor who must treat an STD outbreak at an upscale vacation resort. Judith Light costars as an afflicted resident whose heart is broken by this personal tragedy. A despicable real estate tycoon played by Robert Vaughn is determined to keep the scandal from the press and  protecting his investment.

My Rating: 4 out 10

10 Words: Melodramatic. Good acting. Solid warning story about safe sex. Watchable.


Second Sight: A Love Story (1984)

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Barry Newman, Nicholas Pryor

Plot: Alexandra McKay is a woman who's been blind for 20 years and is afraid that people will just try to get close to her because of her condition, so she ultimately stays to herself. Soon a man named Richard Chapman shows interest in her. Romance develops and McKay begins to let the outside world into our private world. The prospect of an operation arises that will restore Mckays eyesight, but the fear of what it would do to her relationship with Chapman arises in this complex and touching story.

My Rating: 8 out of 10

10 Words: Wonderful film. Amazing acting. Touching and dramatic. Montgomery is brilliant.


A Minor Miracle (1983)

Starring: John Huston, PelĂ©, Peter Fox, Lisa Wills

Plot: St. Francis school for boys is going to be closed down, due to the actions of some less than honorable town commission members. The orphans at the school would be sent to separate homes with the likelihood of them never seeing each other ever again. Father Cardenas decides to take on the town commission, in order to keep the school open, so that he can watch over is young charges.

My Rating: 7 out of 10

10 Words: Meaningful. Spirited. Fun Family film. Great message. Awesome Soccer film.


Agency (1980)

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine, Saul Rubinek, George Touliatos

Plot: An advertising agency is purchased by a mysterious industrialist who then begins to make some strange staffing changes. A copywriter on the staff notices the new hires, do not appear to have backgrounds in the advertising business and begins to suspect something is wrong. After he confides to his friend his suspicions, the copywriters is found dead, forcing his friend to continue the investigation

My Rating: 5 out 10

10 Words: Dramatic thriller. Forgotten murder mystery. Interesting. Believable. Cheesy. B-grade cinema.


The Train Killer (1983)

Starring: Michael Sarrazin, Constance Engelbrecht, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Plot: Based upon a true story. A seemingly normal family man with a successful business begins to sabotage the rail system. His attack starts out as minor disruptions to the rail service, but soon escalate to being more harmful and deadly. His ultimate act of sabotage against the railways is to send the rail cars from the famed Orient express off of a bridge, thus killing, innocent passengers and instilling terror in the populace.

My Rating: 6 out of 10

10 Words: Historically interesting. Exploration of insanity. Over acted. Worthy watch. Disturbing. 


Lamb (1985)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Harry Towb, Hugh O' Conner 

Plot: Young priest at a reform school in Ireland is questioning his faith when a young boy is sent to the school by his mother. The priest seeks to help the boy deal with the cruelty at the school and his epilepsy. A personal tragedy for the priest has him leave the school and he takes the young boy with him to London in order to protect him. The young boys deteriorating health and financial difficulties force the now former priest to make some very hard decisions

My Rating: 8 out of 10

10 Words: Phenomenal acting. Superb story. Brilliant performance by   Hugh O'Conor. Great film.


My Moms a Werewolf (1989)

Starring: Susan Blakely, John Saxon, John Schuck

Plot: A housewife finds herself transforming into a werewolf after a bite from a pet shop owner she meets. It seems the shop owner was a werewolf and has now passed along his curse to the housewife. The woman attempts to hide her transformation from her family, until her daughter and her daughter's friend learn the secret and set out to find the cure for the curse.

My Rating: 3 out of 10

10 Words: Funny, silly comical and cheesy. Laugh out good time. 


When the Bough Breaks (1986)

Starring: Ted Danson, Richard Masur, Rachel Ticotin, James Noble, Kim Miyori, Merritt Butrick, David Huddleston, Charles Lane, Scott Paulin

Plot: Alex Delaware, a Los Angeles psychiatrist, testifies for the prosecution in the trial of an accused child molester. Later the defendant, who is out on bail, is found dead in the psychiatrist's office, in what appears to be a suicide. Shaken, the psychiatrist moves to the mountains outside of L.A. Not long afterwards a detective he knows, Milo Sturgis, comes to him for help. A seven-year-old girl saw someone kill both of her parents, but is so traumatized by the event that she can't remember anything, and Sturgis wants the doctor to help: Alex agrees, and the two go on the trail of the real perpetrators.

My Rating: 8 out of 10

10 Words: Good acting. Flawless story. Mysterious. Intriguing. Solid direction. Forgotten gem.


The Lady and the Highwayman (1989)

Starring: Emma Samms, Oliver Reed, Hugh Grant, Claire Bloom, Michael York, John Mills, Ian Bannen

Plot: An outlaw lord protects a 17th-century heiress from her scheming cousin and the mistress of Charles II.

My Rating: 5 out of 10

10 Words: Melodramatic acting. Classic story. Phenomenal cast. Over the top. Simplicity.