Going Ape! on VHS. Starring Tony Danza, Jessica Walter, Stacey Nelkin, Danny DeVito, Frank Sivero. Directed by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg. 1981.
From the box:
Eccentric circus owner Max Sabatini’s legacy to his only son, Foster, includes $5 million, with a stipulation: Foster (Tony Danza) must keep Max’s three prized orangutans for at least five years. With the apes comes high-wire artist Lazlo (Danny DeVito). The four additions are too much for Foster’s live-in girlfriend (Stacey Nelkin) whose mother (Jessica Walter) encourages her to move out. Moving in is the Zoological Society, which stands to inherit if Foster fails with the apes. To ensure their success, the society dispatches mobsters to wreak havoc. Comic zaniness ensues as everyone really goes “ape.”
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Fast Times At Ridgemont High on VHS. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Watson, Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards. Directed by Amy Heckerling. 1982.
From the box:
Twenty-four-year-old first time screenwriter Cameron Crowe went undercover as a high school student to give us an insider’s perspective on sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and trying to make it through another year at Ridgemont High. There’s freshman Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) getting plenty of bad advice from Linda (Phoebe Cates) on how to lose her virginity. Her brother, Brad (Judge Reinhold), is the big-man-on-campus who’s grooming himself for a career in the fast food industry.
And then there’s Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) as the ultimate surfer who’s most excellent at catching flack from Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a rigid history teacher convinced everyone is on dope.
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JD and the Salt Flat Kid aka Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws on VHS. Starring Jesse Turner, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens. With Mickey Gilley, Gailard Sartain, Hope Summers, Marcie Barkin. Directed by Alexander Grasshoff. 1978.
From the box:
JD is a handsome and talented singer with a burning ambition to become famous, but the road to stardom isn’t easy. First, he’s got to find a way out of Texas. That becomes a whole lot easier when he’s fired from his job. Then, he’s got to get to Nashville. That isn’t so hard to do when he and his partner, the Salt Flat Kid, meet two beautiful girls along the way. Finally, he’s got to get a break. Now that’s not easy, but JD and his friends are ready, and the result is a hilarious adventure down a non-stop highway of quick cars, speeding romance and fast times!
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