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DealingDealing (1972)
Dir. Paul Williams
Feat. John Lithgow, Barbara Hershey, Charles Durning
Entertaining hippy comedy about a law student who runs a pot scam on the side. A young John Lithgow and Barbara Hershey display cool flares. Written…
ObsessionObsession (1975)
Dir. Brian De Palma
Feat. Cliff Robertson, Genevieve Bujold, John Lithgow
The director imitates Hitchcock once again, but does it well. This time it's VERTIGO, with an obsessed Cliff Robertson in the Jimmy Stewart role.…
Blow OutBlow Out (1981) Recommended
Dir. Brian De Palma
Feat. John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow
A seemingly ordinary car–crash is found by sound–recordist John Travolta to have sinister overtones when he rewinds his chance taping of…
World According to Garp, TheWorld According to Garp, The (1982) Recommended
Dir. George Roy Hill
Feat. Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow
Dazzling adaptation of John Irving's novel about an eccentric's often ill–fated journey through life. Robin Williams is brilliant as Garp, with…
Terms of EndearmentTerms of Endearment (1983) Recommended
Dir. James L. Brooks
Feat. Shirley Maclaine, Jack Nicholson, Debra Winger
Classic family saga of loss and reconciliation with Shirley Maclaine and Jack Nicholson, who both won Oscars, as did the film.
Day After, TheDay After, The (1983)
Dir. Nicholas Meyer
Feat. Jason Robards Jr., JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg
Emmy award–winning cautionary tale of the Reagan era chillingly dramatises the day after (and less successfully – the day 'before') a…
Twilight Zone - The MovieTwilight Zone - The Movie (1983)
Dir. John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante
Feat. John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks
Big–screen homage to the classic 60s TV–series, features four segments of varying (though often effective) creepiness, helmed by…
FootlooseFootloose (1984) Recommended
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Christopher Penn
Rock'n'roll city kid Kevin Bacon fights for his right to party in the face of small town conservatism in this infectious, under–rated musical…
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai - Across the Eighth DimensionAdventures of Buckaroo Banzai - Across the Eighth Dimension (1984) Recommended
Dir. W.D. Richter
Feat. Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin
This offbeat genre film has been described as a silly movie for smart people. A bored neurosurgeon (Buck) decides to become a rock star and defender…
Mesmerized (1985)
Dir. Michael Laughlin
Feat. Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy
Jodie Foster plays a young woman in colonial NZ who flees an orphanage but finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage to a much older business man…

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