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1981

True Confessions

True Confessions

True Confessions    24 Sep 1981

R 108 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 5,271 votes

True Confessions : A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute In the post-war 1940s, Desmond Spellacy is a young and ambitious Roman Catholic monsignor in the Los Angeles archdiocese. His older brother Tom is a hard-working homicide detective with the L.A. police department. They are fond of each other, but spend little time together. Des is the pride and joy of aging Cardinal Danaher because of his skill at developing church projects while ...

Nighthawks

Nighthawks

Nighthawks    04 Apr 1981

R 99 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 11,778 votes

Three armed assailants mug a woman who turns out to be NYPD Detective Sergeant Deke DaSilva in drag. His partner, Detective Sergeant Matthew Fox, immobilizes two of the suspects as Deke chases the third upstairs to the subway station platform, taunts him, and incapacitates him with a scarf. On the same day in London, terrorist Heymar Reinhardt, alias Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) bombs a department store. Meanwhile, back in New York City, DaSilva and Fox serve a high-risk warrant in the ...

Escape to Victory

Escape to Victory

Victory    30 Jul 1981

PG 116 minReleased

6.6
IMDB: 6.6/10 19,498 votes

Football plays a central role of the film. A team of Allied prisoners of war (POWs), coached and led by English Captain John Colby (Michael Caine), a professional footballer for West Ham United before the war, agree to play an exhibition match against a German team, only to find themselves involved in a German propaganda stunt. Colby is the captain and essentially the manager of the team and thus chooses his squad of players. Another POW, US Army Capt. Robert Hatch ...