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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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Roary
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Jerry Maxwell
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Anne
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Lucius
Bill Henderson ...
Blue Lewis
Steve Kahan ...
Burt
Jack O'Leary ...
Max
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Stinky
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Wings
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Herrada
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Alvin Martin
Arnold Williams ...
Benny
George Brenlin ...
Gil
Gerri Dean ...
Hooker
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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 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 <pblask@lilly.com>

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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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Sueños de triunfo  »

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Harold Russell's first film role since his dual Oscar-winning performance in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), a gap of about thirty-four years. Director Richard Donner persuaded the double amputee to take a sabbatical from his work as head of the US President's "Commission for Affirmative Action on Hiring the Handicapped" to appear in the key supporting role of Wings. See more »

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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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You Make It So Hard (To Say No)
Performed by Boz Scaggs
Words and music by Boz Scaggs
Courtesy of Columbia Redocrds and Tapes
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"Of Human Bondage" with a little help from the friends
2 April 2002 | by (Sapporo, Japan) – See all my reviews

"Inside Moves" was marketed in Japan as "San Francisco Monogatari"

which means "San Francisco Story." ("To Kill a Mockingbird" is known

in Japan as "Alabama Monogatari".) "Inside Moves" is another little

movie that when I saw it in a cheap theater in Japan, I thought,

"Great. I am going to enjoy seeing this many times"; only to find

myself waiting for decades for it to resurface. It's a film which

examines the essence of humanity: heart, mind, and body. It's about

finding yourself through helping others; something that in the Thai

language is called, "Nam Jai" which means "water from the heart."

Sometimes we find it and sometimes we lose it. My favorite line is

John Savage's, "You don't have to come around anymore. We don't need

your kind of cripple" to indicate the sorry lot of those who have lost

the joy of giving and the value of camaraderie. But "Inside Moves"

gives it back again.


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