Universal Pictures Films of 1978by LuminousCarcass | created - 28 Nov 2013 | updated - 29 Nov 2013 | Public
This list contains the films produced and distributed by Universal Pictures in 1978. List in order of when films were released in the United States.
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1. September 30, 1955 (1977)
PG | 101 min | Drama
When Jimmy's idol, James Dean, dies on September 30, 1955, the small-town Arkansas college undergraduate goes berserk. He and his friends hold a vigil which turns into a drunk and, finally,... See full summary »
2. The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Several years after the deaths of Dick Buek and her father, Jill Kinmont and her mother leave Los Angeles to spend their summer in their hometown of Bishop, California. They rent a summer ... See full summary »
Votes: 263 | Gross: $11.57M
3. Blue Collar (1978)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
Three workers, Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel), and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night, when they steal away from ... See full summary »
Written and Directed by Paul Schrader; Budget: $1.7 million
4. Skateboard (1978)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Sport
A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000.
6. House Calls (1978)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age... See full summary »
Votes: 1,477 | Gross: $28.46M
Budget: $6.5 million; Box office: $29,000,000
7. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Six teenagers from New Jersey run off to go to a Beatles concert to meet their idols, despite not having tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.
Directorial debut of Robert Zemeckis; Box office: $1,944,682
8. FM (1978)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio... See full summary »
9. The Greek Tycoon (1978)
R | 107 min | Drama
The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.
Budget: $6.5 million
11. Jaws 2 (1978)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Votes: 57,261 | Gross: $102.92M
Budget: $30 million; Box office: $208,900,376
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.
Votes: 5,253 | Gross: $12.90M
Budget: $13 million; Box office: $20,378,470
13. Animal House (1978)
R | 109 min | Comedy
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Votes: 96,937 | Gross: $141.60M
Budget: US$3 million; Box office: $141,600,000
15. Paradise Alley (1978)
PG | 107 min | Drama
Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
Box office: $7,185,518
16. The Big Fix (1978)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.
17. The Wiz (1978)
G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.
Votes: 11,814 | Gross: $21.05M
Budget: $24 million; Box office: $21,049,053
18. Caravans (1978)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History
In 1948, at the U.S. embassy in Zadestan, a young diplomat is ordered to find the missing daughter of an influential American senator.
Votes: 608 | Gross: $1.00M
19. Same Time, Next Year (1978)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,810 | Gross: $19.70M
20. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 257,551 | Gross: $48.98M
Budget: $15 million; Box office: $50,000,000
21. The Brink's Job (1978)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.
Votes: 2,119 | Gross: $9.40M
Directed by William Friedkin; Box office: $9.4 million