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Favorite Action Films: 1980-1981

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People who added this item 290 Average listal rating (178 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Thief (1981)


Directed by: Michael Mann
Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bonnie Caan, Michael Mann, and Richard Brams
Written by: Michael Mann
Based on the novel "The Home Invaiders" by: Frank Hohimer
Cinematography: Donald E. Thorin
Edited by: Dov Henning
Music by: Tangerine Dream and Craig Safan

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 620 Average listal rating (424 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7


Directed by: John Glen
Produced by: Albert R. Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson
Written by: Michael G. Wilson and Richard Maibaum
Based on the novel by: Ian Fleming
Cinematography: Alan Hume
Edited by: John Grover
Music by: Bill Conti
Song and lyrics by: Bill Conti and Mark Leeson

Distributed by: United Artists
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Directed by: Irvin Kerschner
Produced by: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Robert Watts, and Howard Kazajian
Written by: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, and Lawrence Kasden
Based on characters created by: George Lucas
Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky
Edited by: Paul Hirsch
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: 2Oth Century Fox and Lucasfilms
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People who added this item 1205 Average listal rating (807 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Superman II (1980)


Directed by: Richard Lester and Richard Donner
Produced by: Ilya Salkind, Alexander Salkind, and Pierre Spengler
Written by: Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Tom Mankiewicz
Based on characters created by: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Cinematography: Robert Paynter and Geoffrey Unsworth
Edited by: John Victor Smith
Music by: Ken Thorne and John Williams

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 1423 Average listal rating (959 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2


Directed by: John Carpenter
Produced by: Debra Hill and Larry Franco
Written by: John Carpenter and Nick Castle
Cinematography: Dean Cundey and Jim Lucas
Edited by: Todd Ramsay
Music by: John Carpenter and Alan Howarth

Distributed by: AVCO Embassy
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People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.5


Directed by: Jimmy T. Murakami and Roger Corman
Produced by: Ed Carlin, Roger Corman, and Mary Ann Fisher
Written by: John Sayles and Anne Dryer
Cinematography: Daniel Lacambre
Edited by: Allan Holzman and R.J. Kizer
Music by: James Horner

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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People who added this item 182 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Dragonslayer (1981)


Directed by: Matthew Robbins
Produced by: Hal Barwood and Howard J. Koch, Jr.
Written by: Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins
Cinematography: Derek Vanlint
Edited by: Tony Lawson
Music by: Alex North

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures
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People who added this item 1335 Average listal rating (916 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6


Directed by: George Miller
Produced by: Byron Kennedy
Written by: Terry Hayes, George Miller, and Brian Hannant
Based on a concept by: George Miller and Bryon Kennedy
Cinematography: Dean Semler
Edited by: David Stiven, Michael Balson, and Tim Wellburn
Music by: Brian May

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 677 Average listal rating (447 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Excalibur (1981)


Directed by: John Boorman
Produced by: John Boorman, Robert A. Eisenstein, and Edgar F. Gross
Written by: John Boorman and Rospo Pallenberg
Based on the novel by, "Le Morte D'Arthur" by: Thomas Malory Cinematography: Alex Thomson
Edited by: John Merritt and Donn Cambern
Music by: Trevor Jones

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3


Directed by: John Irvin
Produced by: Larry De Wayy, Norman Jewison, and Patrick Palmer
Written by: Gary De Vore and George Malko
Based on the novel by: Fredrick Forsyth
Cinematography: Jack Cardiff
Edited by: Antony Gibbs
Music by: Geoffrey Burgon

Distributed by: United Artists
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People who added this item 172 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Nighthawks (1981)


Directed by: Bruce Malmuth
Produced by: Franklin R. Levy, Martin Poll, Bill Bsdalto, and Michael Wise
Written by: David Shaber and Paul Sylbert
Cinematography: James A. Contner
Edited by: Christopher Holmes
Music by: Keith Emmerson

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4


Directed by: Robert Houston and Kenji Misumi
Produced by: Robert Houston, Michael Maiello, Peter Shanaberg, David Weisman, Shintaro Katsu, and Hisaharu Matsubara
Written by: Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, Robert Houston, and David Weisman
Cinematography: Chikashi Makiura
Edited by: Lee Percy and Toshio Taniguchi
Music by: Kunikio Murai, Hideaki Sakurai, W. Michael Wilson, and Mark Lindsay

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2


Directed by: Menaham Golan
Produced by: Judd Bernard, Yoram
Written by: Menaham Golan, Dick Desmond, and Mike Stone
Cinematography: David Gurfinkel
Edited by: Michael J. Duthie and Mark Goldblatt
Music by: W. Michael Lewis and Lauren Rinder

Distributed by: Cannon Films Group
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.7


Directed by: James Glickenhaus
Produced by: Mark Buntzman
Written by: James Glickenhaus
Cinematography: Robert M. Baldwin
Edited by: Corky O'Hara
Music by: Joe Renzetti

Distributed by: Avco Embassy Pictures
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People who added this item 220 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Outland (1981)


Directed by: Peter Hyman
Produced by: Richard A. Roth and Stanley O'Toole
Written by: Peter Hyman
Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt
Edited by: Stuart Baird
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith

Music by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 5235 Average listal rating (3597 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4


Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Howard J. Kazanjian, and Robert Watts
Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, and Philip Kasdan
Cinematography: Douglas Slocombe
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilms
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People who added this item 528 Average listal rating (367 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Flash Gordon (1980)


Directed by: Mike Hodges
Produced by: Dino De Laurentiis and Bernard Williams
Written by: Lorenzo Semple, Jr. and Michael Allin
Based on the characters created by: Alex Raymond
Cinematography: Gilbert Taylor
Edited by: Malcolm Cooke
Music by: Queen and Howard Blake

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.2
The Octagon (1980)


Directed by: Eric Karson
Produced by: Alan Belkin, Joel Freeman, and Michael Leone
Written by: Leigh Chapman and Paul Aaron
Cinematography: Michel Hugo
Edited by: Dann Cahn
Music by: Dick Halligan

Distributed by: American Cinema Releasing
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We look for a lost ark, escape from New York, while The Empire Strikes Back, as a action packed decade begins!

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