Inside Moves (1980)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  20 August 1981 (Argentina)
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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 »



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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 <>

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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!




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20 August 1981 (Argentina)  »

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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 »


Blue Lewis: [reading a story] Her huge melons glistened in the moonlight, she smiled, taunting him- then slowly, ever so slowly she began to undo... underher...
Stinky: Undulate?
Blue Lewis: Undulate...
Stinky: Undulate what? Her hips?
Blue Lewis: Yes, yes, her hips.
Stinky: Go ahead! Go ahead!
Blue Lewis: As her breasts moved towards him bubbling in the night air, he couldn't help but notice how she had grown from that small child from whom he had once babysat.
[shakes his head]
Blue Lewis: He reached out...
Stinky: Go ahead! Go ahead!
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References Superman (1978) See more »


Something's Missing (in My Life)
Performed by Lady Sylvia
Wards and music by Paul Jabara & Jay Asher
Courtesy of Full Moon/Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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High on my list of top 10 movies of all time.
29 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

John Savage provides us with another look at his exceptional talent with perhaps his finest performance since The Deerhunter, with a supporting cast including Oscar-nominated Diana Scarwid and another of my favorites, David Morse. A truly feel-good movie, directed by Richard Donner, that explores the depths of human emotion while depicting the sometimes comedic, sometimes heartwrenching stories of characters who are all crippled, either physically, mentally, or morally. It is a great mystery to me why this movie has not been made available on DVD, and if I knew how to achieve its release, I would be relentless in my pursuit of that goal!

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