United Artists Films of 1979

This list contains the films produced and distributed by United Artists in 1979. List in order of when films were released in the United States.
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1.
The Great Train Robbery (1979)
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In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train. (110 mins.)
“ Released in U.S. February 2, 1979; Budget: $7 million; Box office: $13,027,857 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
2.
The Passage (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German. (99 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
3.
Hair (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted. (121 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Directed by Milos Forman; Budget: $11 million; Box office: $15,284,643 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
4.
La Cage aux Folles (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married... (103 mins.)
“ Released in U.S. March 30, 1979; Budget: $1.4 million; Box office: $20,424,259 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
5.
Fedora (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Released in U.S. April 15, 1979; Budget: $6,727,000 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
6.
Manhattan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Budget: $9 million; Box office: $39,946,780 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
7.
Last Embrace (1979)
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Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ? (102 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Directed by Jonathan Demme; Box office: $1,537,125 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
8.
Rocky II (1979)
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Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch. (119 mins.)
“ Budget: $7 million; Box office: $200,182,160 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
9.
Moonraker (1979)
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James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. (126 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ Budget: $34 million; Box office: $210.3 million ” - LuminousCarcass
 
10.
Crime Busters (1977)
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An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store. (115 mins.)
Director: E.B. Clucher
“ Released in U.S. June 1979 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
11.
Wanda Nevada (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Romantic drama following the fortunes of a drifter named Beaudray Demerille (Peter Fonda) who wins a... (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Fonda
“ Box office: $2,411,145 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
12.
Americathon (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans. (86 mins.)
Director: Neal Israel
“ Box office: $6,171,763 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
13.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Written by John Milius and Francis Ford Coppola; Starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper; Budget: $31.5 million; Box office: $83,471,511 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
14.
Yanks (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities... (138 mins.)
 
15.
The Black Stallion (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who... (118 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ Produced by Francis Ford Coppola; Budget: $2.7 million; Box office: $37,799,643 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
16.
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling... (92 mins.)
 
17.
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners. (102 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Moses
 
18.
Rich Kids (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings (101 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
19.
The Human Factor (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered security man Daintry is brought in to investigate. (115 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Box office: $376,050 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
20.
Being There (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Box office: $30,177,511 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
21.
Cuba (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner. (122 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
22.
Roller Boogie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Skaters band together to keep their roller-disco open. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ Box office: $13,253,715 ” - LuminousCarcass