Down 4,137 this week

Inside Moves (1980)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  20 August 1981 (Argentina)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,069 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 15 critic

After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds ... See full summary »



(based on the novel by), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 21 Mar 2011
a list of 39 titles
created 12 Apr 2011
a list of 8387 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
a list of 27 titles
created 27 May 2012
a list of 47 titles
created 08 Feb 2014

Related Items

Search for "Inside Moves" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Inside Moves (1980)

Inside Moves (1980) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Inside Moves.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Resurrection (1980)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth
The Toy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne De Salvo
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After discovering the body of a murdered female agent in their trendy Soho, London nightclub, groovy owners Charles Salt and Christopher Pepper partake in a fumbling investigation and ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Michael Bates
Ladyhawke (1985)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer
Lola (1970)
Certificate: GP Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A 38 year old American novelist discovers the difficulties of being married to a British 16 year old schoolgirl.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Charles Bronson, Orson Bean, Susan George
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The emergence and devastation of the A.I.D.S. epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Director: Norman René
Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins
Eight Men Out (1988)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner
Rollerball (1975)
Action | Sci-Fi | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins
Jezebel (1938)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Maxwell
Bill Henderson ...
Blue Lewis
Steve Kahan ...
Jack O'Leary ...
Alvin Martin
Arnold Williams ...
George Brenlin ...
Gerri Dean ...


After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, Rory and the rest of the bar regulars hope his success will provide a lift to their sagging spirits. Will Jerry forget his friends? What about his junkie hooker girlfriend and her pimp? Written by Peter L. Blaskowski <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A film to make you feel good again... Step INSIDE Max's bar... It will be one of the best MOVES you've ever made!




PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

20 August 1981 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Sueños de triunfo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Though this film premiered in the USA on December 1980, the film was predominantly released during 1981 which was the International Year of Disabled Persons. The film features characters with disabilities but as described during the time the film was released as "handicapped citizens". See more »


[last lines]
Roary: Hey, Jerry!
Jerry Maxwell: Roary!
See more »


References Superman (1978) See more »


Captain Bligh
Performed and Composed by Count Basie & Zoot Sims
Courtesy of Pablo Reodrds Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Soulful masterpiece.
4 July 2004 | by (The San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

It's been many years since I've seen this film, but I've never forgotten it. There's little I can offer in terms of praise that hasn't already been posted here by other commentators.

It's a film about adversity, finding friendship, and finding the inner strength to rebuild and embrace life for what it is. It's a film that shows people with physical disabilities in a very normal light, showing them to be neither noble-handicaps nor pitiful cripples, but as normal everyday folks with all the faults and good points of humanity. It's a film about coping with one's own decisions, and overcoming life's challenges.

There's some mild profanity, and references to adult situations, as well as some violence, so be warned ahead of time. It's a film the likes of which I have not seen since, and am hopeful that it'll see a DVD release someday. Until then we'll just have to wait :-(

In the meantime if you get a chance to view it, then do so :-)

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
finally on DVD cajunmatt68
Needs to be on DVD lhuffman_66
David Morse animatestate
Savage deserved an Oscar freendeed
Can't remember the line - help! jane10357
inside moves jc0010190
Discuss Inside Moves (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: