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Inside Moves (1980)

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

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Todd Walton (based on the novel by), Valerie Curtin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Savage ... Roary
David Morse ... Jerry Maxwell
Diana Scarwid ... Louise
Amy Wright ... Anne
Tony Burton ... Lucius
Bill Henderson ... Blue Lewis
Steve Kahan ... Burt
Jack O'Leary Jack O'Leary ... Max
Bert Remsen ... Stinky
Harold Russell ... Wings
Pepe Serna ... Herrada
Harold Sylvester ... Alvin Martin
Arnold Williams ... Benny
George Brenlin ... Gil
Gerri Dean Gerri Dean ... Hooker
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Storyline

After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Roary 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, Roary 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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Taglines:

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1981 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Inside Moves See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Richard Donner makes a cameo, on a window reflection, as a man who closes the ambulance which takes Roary to the hospital after his suicide attempt. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Roary: Hey, Jerry!
Jerry Maxwell: Roary!
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Connections

References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Captain Bligh
Performed and Composed by Count Basie & Zoot Sims
Courtesy of Pablo Reodrds Inc.
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John Savage is Big! BIG!!! Bigger than most...
26 September 2005 | by petercapozzoliSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorites. Read the other comments because they accurately reflect what is great about this movie. With the jarring beginning and all the ugly snapshots of inner city life, this movie makes me want to go back to this believable place that has been created. It makes you believe there is really a place called Max's... a place with diversity and all the complexities of humankind... and that there is hope for mankind! Some of my favorite lines that I repeat constantly (probably wrong): "He'll come back. He just wants to spend some time with his dream." "You've got it backwards. First you get crippled, then you try to commit suicide". Of course... "I'm big, BIG, bigger than you...but that's not hard to be Jerry ... that's not hard to be!" (BTW, does anyone know what Roary (that's how Rory spells it) says after that?... it sounds like "Oh, my hiney" Let me know. My wife and I have played it back 100 times. John Savage has many great lines throughout this. I could never figure out why he didn't win an award. Finally,I think the often-called hokey/corny ending is necessary to bring us back from a hard smack on a Buick. "Hey Roary!"


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