A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.
Patrick Read Johnson
George C. Scott,
After a meteor crashes into the Earth's crust causing extreme devastation, an unexplained plague decimates a town's population turning people into zombies. The town's few survivors seek ... See full summary »
Discouraged after a series of unsuccessful relationships, young Muscovite Polina meets an unlikely match in a visiting foreign movie star and discovers that the recipe of her grandma's jam could be a key to her happiness.
Martin Dingle Wall,
A quiet dentist finds a new purpose in retirement when his nephew is left comatose by a violent mugging. Joe takes to the streets to show the city's riffraff a new light; the muzzle flash of a Mauser pistol.
The film will follow the adventures of a legendary astronaut who almost dies in a horrible car accident. A team of scientists put him back together using advanced robot technology, but they are only allowed to work with a $40,000 budget.
Writer/director Patrick Read Johnson was in reality the first person to be shown an incomplete preview screening of Star Wars: A New Hope outside of those who worked on the movie. This film is his autobiographical telling of how that came to happen. See more »
Some shots show the characters driving on Gurnee, IL roads where Six Flags Great America's "American Eagle" wooden roller coaster can be prominently seen in the background.
The movie is set in 1977, but the American Eagle did not open until the 1981 season. See more »
The Death Star would take out the Enterprise with one shot.
The Enterprise has deflector shields!
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Versions of the film were screened on the festival circuit in 2008 and 2013 but additional scenes were filmed in 2015 and 2016, to be incorporated into the version released in 2017. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-25-77 See more »
This film was shown at my local art-house theater tonight, and it far exceeded my expectations - I'd seen an earlier version a few years ago and really didn't know what to expect. This is an indie gem, a coming- of-age tale built around the release of the first Star Wars film on May 25, 1977. The filmmaker weaves the lead character's lovable, laughable attempts at Super-8 filmmaking into his high school loves and losses and his breakthrough experiences with other films of the era in a way that is engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking from start to finish. The actors are terrific and very professional, the attention to detail is outstanding, and the production values are top notch. Highly recommended.
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