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Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper
Director: David Anspaugh
Synopsis: Based on a true story about a former basketball coach who gets a second chance in a small Indiana town, earning the trust of his team while leading them to victory at the 1954 State Championship.
Run Time: 1:54
The Black Stallion
Cast: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
Director: Carroll Ballard
Synopsis: A young boy and an Arabian horse survive a tragic ship accident and learn to live with one another on a deserted island. After their rescue, the boy and a veteran horse trainer groom the stallion to become a world champion racer.
Run Time: 1:57
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (20th Anniversary Edition)
Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas
Director: Steven Spielberg
Synopsis: A young boy must help a lost alien find its way home in this Steven Spielberg classic.
Run Time: 1:59
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw
Director: George Roy Hill
Synopsis: Robert Redford and Paul Newman star in this Oscar winning caper comedy about two con men who seek to avenge the death of their friend by stealing a fortune from the man who killed him.
Run Time: 2:09
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr
Director: Sydney Pollack
Synopsis: An out of work actor with a bad reputation revitalizes his career when he dresses as a woman in order to land a key role on a daytime television program.
Run Time: 1:56
The Deer Hunter
Cast: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken
Director: Michael Cimino
Synopsis: This epic drama examines the deep psychological effects of the Vietnam War on the inhabitants of a small American town.
Run Time: 3:03
3:10 To Yuma
Cast: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr
Director: Delmer Daves
Synopsis: A small-time rancher must secretly take a captured outlaw leader to the nearest town with a railway station to await the next train to the court in Yuma. Conflict erupts, however, when the mission becomes public information.
Run Time: 1:32