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Caption: 1970s

Stadium Nuts (1972)

They don’t make ’em like this anymore! Or do they? Full Reel…

The China Syndrome (1979)

The China Syndrome, a horrifying take on nuclear meltdown and its repercussions, is an astoundingly gripping thriller that not only draws you into knowing the broader sense of the destruction but also educates you with the inside workings of a nuclear power plant and its operators who routinely shoulder an astronomical responsibility towards the safety of inhabitants. Full Reel…

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)

If a movie on the biggest bank robbery ever pulled off in a country were to be made possible by the writers and technicians and marketing mavens of the current era, it would invariably be a high-budgeted, all-star cast, sensationalized, high-voltage action venture. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, on the contrary, takes a quiet, unambitious, matter-of-fact presentation, which makes it more of a rare classic found right at the bottom of the stack in any scooter-movies shop. And it is quite ironical when you find that it features the stylish David Niven (Separate…

Odds and Evens (1978)

When Bud Spencer is relishing a triple hamburger with a beer and a whipped cream cake or when he is sleeping peacefully inside his truck after a long drive on a hot day, you simply leave him alone. Otherwise, you would be in the wrong end of a blow that could twist your nose eastward. Permanently. Just like those moronic villains in the movie, who, after receiving that old-fashioned thump on their head, stagger away and crash onto a pinball machine, eyes rolling. Full Reel…

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Coma (1978)

Crichton adapts a chilling novel by Robin Cook into a thoroughly gripping medical thriller on a dreaded conspiracy over healthy patients falling into coma during minor surgeries performed in one of the biggest hospitals of the country. Susan Wheeler, a young hospital resident, who loses her dear friend to this mysterious line of events rides on her suspicion until she realizes she has nobody including her boyfriend to confide in. All alone, she sets off relentlessly to uncover the glaring truth behind the surgeries and a devilish care facility that later preserves those brain-dead victims. Full Reel…