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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 »

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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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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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Sueños de triunfo  »

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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 »

Quotes

Roary: I've jumped from a building. I tried to commit suicide.
Stinky: Hey, you've got it all backwards. First you get crippled then you try to commit suicide!
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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Outside
Performed by Ambrosia
Words and music by Michael McDonald & David Pack
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Drums: Burleigh Drummond (uncredited)
Guitar: David Pack (uncredited)
Bass: Joe Puerta (uncredited)
Rhodes, Acoustic Piano: David Pack (uncredited)
Prophet Synthesizer: David Lewis (uncredited)
Dobro, Sax: Dean Parks (uncredited)
Percussion: Burleigh Drummond, Joe Puerta, Jamie Bernstein (uncredited)
Lead Vocal: David Pack (uncredited)
Background Vocals: David Pack, Joe Puerta, Royce Jones, Michael McDonald (uncredited)
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A movie that once you hit while surfing, you just can't leave
20 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I have a very subjective method of measuring some of my all time favorite movies. If I'm surfing the remote and "hit" the movie that I just can leave, then that's it. I did this last night and when I hit "Inside Moves". This is a extremely comfortable and beautifully paced film . The scenes in Max's are so warm and intimate you feel if your in the corner of the bar observing the intimate relationships and comaraderie of the supposedly "special " people that live there. Yes, they are special..they're only aspirations are enjoying each other's company and accepting each other and their metamorphical handicaps. The scene where Louise admits she is frightened by a potential romantic realtionship with Rory is honest and heartbreaking. After checking the credits on Inside Moves I was surprised and then nodding in agreement, why it's a classic. Written by Barry Levinson...enough said..


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