Movies of the 80s

Birdy on DVD


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In Alan Parker's adaptation of William Wharton's acclaimed novel, the title character is a Vietnam vet hospitalized for postwar trauma. Lying in a state of amentia, Birdy (Matthew Modine) fantasizes about birds in flight, an obsession that has haunted him since childhood. Now this fascination acts as a barrier to reality and the pain of his years in Vietnam. After doctorsí efforts fail to cure him, his childhood friend Al (Nicolas Cage)--also a discharged soldier nursing wounds from the war--is brought in to try to coax Birdy out of his hallucinations. BIRDY, told largely in stark, lyrical flashbacks from Al's point of view, is both a heartrending examination of the psychological consequences of war and an ode to the spiritually rejuvenating powers of friendship and imagination.

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Movies of the 80s
1984
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Against All Odds
Airheads
All of Me
Amadeus
Best Defense
Beverly Hills Cop
Birdy
Body Double

Bounty
Children of the Corn
City Heat
Conan the Destroyer
Dune
Evil That Men Do
Falling in love
Fear City
Footloose

Ghostbusters
Hotel New Hampshire
Karate Kid
Missing in Action
Moscow on the Hudson
NeverEnding Story
A Nightmare on Elm Street

Police Academy
Purple Rain
Repo Man
The River
Romancing the Stone
Temple of Doom
Terminator
This Is Spinal Tap
Tightrope