Universal Pictures Films of 1978

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)
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When Jimmy's idol, James Dean, dies on September 30, 1955, the small-town Arkansas college undergraduate goes berserk... (101 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
2.
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Several years after the deaths of Dick Buek and her father, Jill Kinmont and her mother leave Los Angeles... (100 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
3.
Blue Collar (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Three workers, Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), are working... (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ Written and Directed by Paul Schrader; Budget: $1.7 million ” - LuminousCarcass
 
4.
Skateboard (1978)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: George Gage
 
5.
Gray Lady Down (1978)
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A Navy Captain uses his experimental Snark to reach a nuclear submarine stuck on an ocean ledge. (111 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
6.
House Calls (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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... (98 mins.)
Director: Howard Zieff
“ Budget: $6.5 million; Box office: $29,000,000 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
7.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Directorial debut of Robert Zemeckis; Box office: $1,944,682 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
8.
FM (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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... (104 mins.)
Director: John A. Alonzo
 
9.
The Greek Tycoon (1978)
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The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis. (107 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Budget: $6.5 million ” - LuminousCarcass
 
10.
Nunzio (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Protected by his brother (James Andronica), a mentally impaired Brooklynite (David Proval) pretends he's Superman and becomes a hero. (85 mins.)
Director: Paul Williams
 
11.
Jaws 2 (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters. (116 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
“ Budget: $30 million; Box office: $208,900,376 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
12.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
“ Budget: $13 million; Box office: $20,378,470 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
13.
Animal House (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Budget: US$3 million; Box office: $141,600,000 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
14.
Almost Summer (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A high-school election gets nasty. (88 mins.)
Director: Martin Davidson
 
15.
Paradise Alley (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
“ Box office: $7,185,518 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
16.
The Big Fix (1978)
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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. (108 mins.)
 
17.
The Wiz (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience. (134 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Budget: $24 million; Box office: $21,049,053 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
18.
Caravans (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 1948, at the U.S. embassy in Zadestan, a young diplomat is ordered to find the missing daughter of an influential American senator. (127 mins.)
Director: James Fargo
 
19.
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
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A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they... (119 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
20.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
“ Budget: $15 million; Box office: $50,000,000 ” - LuminousCarcass
 
21.
The Brink's Job (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950. (104 mins.)
“ Directed by William Friedkin; Box office: $9.4 million ” - LuminousCarcass
 
22.
Moment by Moment (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
A lonely socialite and a young drifter enter into a May-December romance. (102 mins.)
Director: Jane Wagner
“ Budget: $8 million; Box office: $10,963,824 ” - LuminousCarcass