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Frank Sidebottom The Home of the Retrospective


A nostalgic (but not blindly nostalgic) look back at some cult and classic movies. Are they worth checking out once you take off the rose-tinted glasses? Find out in this retrospective section.

The Warriors (1979) dir: Walter Hill, starring Michael Beck

This controversial classic, based on a 1965 novel by Sol Yurick, is a wonderfully tight and economical action movie. It also stars Deborah Van Valkenburgh, James Remar, plus David Patrick Kelly as Luther - the whiny, seething, coiled, psychotic little alley cat of a villain.

David Patrick Kelly in The Warriors

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Escape from New York (1981) directed by John Carpenter

This cult classic, starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes and Harry Dean Stanton, works largely because of its atmosphere and amusing performances.

Kurt Russell is Snake Plissken in Escape from New York

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