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Genre  Biography, Drama
Initial release  January 7, 1982 (Japan)
Running time  1h 43m
Story by  Tom Sullivan, Derek Gill
6.7/10 IMDb

Director  Eric Till
Budget  5.6 million CAD
1982 in film movie poster
Writer  Stuart Gillard (screenplay), Tom Sullivan (novel), Derek Gill (novel)
Cast  Marc Singer (Tom Sullivan), R. H. Thomson (Will Sly), Sarah Torgov (Patti Steffen), Shari Belafonte (Heather Johnson), Douglas Campbell (Porky Sullivan), Helen Burns (Mrs. Buxton)
Similar movies  Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, Halloween, The Hot Nights of Linda, All Ladies Do It, Room in Rome, Walking Tall
Tagline  The true story of a born winner!

The following is an overview of events in 1982 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.


North America

The top ten 1982 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:


The highest-grossing 1982 films from countries outside of North America.


  • June 11
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is released; it will become the highest-grossing film of all time.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer appears in her first leading role, in Grease 2, the sequel to the top-grossing film of 1978 (her film debut had come as Tony Danza's character's girlfriend in the 1980 movie The Hollywood Knights).
  • July 9 — Sci-fi movie Tron is the first feature film to use computer animation extensively.
  • July 23 — During production of Twilight Zone: The Movie, 53-year-old American actor Vic Morrow and two child actors are accidentally killed during a scene involving an operated helicopter. The accident leads to reforms in filmmaking safety and child-labor laws.
  • October 8 — Angelina Jolie makes her film debut as a child actress appearing with her father Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out. She next appears on film as an adult 11 years later in Cyborg 2.
  • Glenn Close makes her film debut.
  • Hugh Grant makes his film debut.
  • Eddie Murphy makes his film debut.
  • The Coca-Cola Company acquires Columbia Pictures.
  • The THX Sound System is developed for use in movie theaters.
  • Awards

    Academy Awards:

    Best Picture: Gandhi – Indo-British Films, Columbia Best Director: Richard AttenboroughGandhi Best Actor: Ben KingsleyGandhi Best Actress: Meryl StreepSophie's Choice Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.An Officer and a Gentleman Best Supporting Actress: Jessica LangeTootsie Best Foreign Language Film: Volver a empezar (Begin the Beguine), directed by José Luis Garci, Spain

    Golden Globe Awards:

    Drama: Best Picture: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Best Actor: Ben KingsleyGandhi Best Actress: Meryl StreepSophie's Choice Musical or comedy: Best Picture: Tootsie Best Actor: Dustin HoffmanTootsie Best Actress: Julie AndrewsVictor/Victoria Other Best Director: Richard AttenboroughGandhi Best Foreign Film: Gandhi, India

    Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

    Missing, directed by Costa Gavras, United States Yol (The Way), directed by Yılmaz Güney, Turkey

    Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

    The State of Things (Der Stand der Dinge), directed by Wim Wenders, W. Germany / Portugal / USA

    Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

    Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Veronika Voss), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, W. Germany


  • January 1982
  • January 1
  • Madman
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • January 8
  • Ragtime
  • January 22
  • The Seduction
  • February 1982
  • February 5
  • Butterfly
  • February 12
  • The Beast Within
  • The Border
  • Cannery Row
  • Love and Money
  • Quest for Fire
  • February 19
  • Barbarosa
  • Shoot the Moon
  • Swamp Thing
  • February 20
  • Death Wish II
  • February 26
  • Evilspeak
  • March 1982
  • March 1
  • The Comeback Trail
  • March 5
  • Diner
  • I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
  • Making Love
  • March 12
  • Missing
  • Parasite
  • March 19
  • Deathtrap
  • Porky's
  • March 24
  • Eating Raoul
  • March 26
  • I Ought to Be in Pictures
  • April–June

  • April 1982
  • April 2
  • A Little Sex
  • Cat People
  • Penitentiary II
  • Silent Rage
  • Some Kind of Hero
  • April 16
  • Wrong Is Right
  • April 20
  • Tag: The Assassination Game
  • April 30
  • Partners
  • Soup for One
  • May 1982
  • May 7
  • Death Valley
  • Forbidden World
  • May 14
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • The House Where Evil Dwells
  • May 21
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
  • Fighting Back
  • May 28
  • The Escape Artist
  • Rocky III
  • June 1982
  • June 4
  • Chan Is Missing
  • Hanky Panky
  • Poltergeist
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • June 11
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Grease 2
  • June 18
  • Annie
  • Author! Author!
  • Firefox
  • June 20
  • Girls Nite Out
  • June 25
  • Blade Runner
  • Megaforce
  • The Thing
  • July–September

  • July 1982
  • July 2
  • The Secret of NIMH
  • July 9
  • Tron
  • July 16
  • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
  • Six Pack
  • Summer Lovers
  • Young Doctors in Love
  • July 23
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • The Challenge
  • The World According to Garp
  • Zapped!
  • July 30
  • Forced Vengeance
  • The Last American Virgin
  • Night Shift
  • Tex
  • August 1982
  • August 2
  • August 4
  • Things Are Tough All Over
  • August 13
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Friday the 13th Part III
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Tempest
  • August 20
  • The Beastmaster
  • August 28
  • The Junkman
  • September 1982
  • September 3
  • The Concrete Jungle
  • September 10
  • Endangered Species
  • Pink Floyd – The Wall
  • September 17
  • Hammett
  • September 24
  • Amityville II: The Possession
  • Yes, Giorgio
  • October–December

  • October 1982
  • October 1
  • Hey Good Lookin'
  • My Favorite Year
  • October 3
  • Split Image
  • October 15
  • Love Child
  • October 22
  • First Blood
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Monsignor
  • October 29
  • Q
  • Class Reunion
  • November 1982
  • November 5
  • Piranha II: The Spawning
  • November 12
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Creepshow
  • Jimmy the Kid
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • They Call Me Bruce?
  • November 19
  • Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
  • Heidi's Song
  • The Last Unicorn
  • Still of the Night
  • December 1982
  • December 8
  • 48 Hrs.
  • Sophie's Choice
  • The Verdict
  • December 10
  • Airplane II: The Sequel
  • Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase
  • The Toy
  • December 11
  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann
  • December 15
  • Honkytonk Man
  • December 17
  • Best Friends
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Tootsie
  • Trail of the Pink Panther
  • December 22
  • Kiss Me Goodbye
  • December 24
  • Six Weeks
  • Notable films released in 1982

    USA unless stated


  • 48 Hours, directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy
  • A

  • Airplane II: The Sequel, starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Chad Everett, Raymond Burr, Sonny Bono, William Shatner
  • Alice
  • Alone in the Dark, starring Jack Palance and Martin Landau
  • Alsino and the Condor (Alsino y el cóndor) – (Nicaragua/Mexico)
  • Amityville II: The Possession, starring James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda
  • Android, starring Klaus Kinski
  • The Angel (L'Ange), directed by Patrick Bokanowski - (France)
  • Angel, directed by Neil Jordan, starring Stephen Rea – (Ireland)
  • Angoor, starring Sanjeev Kumar – (India)
  • Annie, directed by John Huston, starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry
  • Another Way (Egymásra nézve) – (Hungary)
  • Arth (The Meaning), directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Shabana Azmi (Silver Lotus Award for best Indian actress) – (India)
  • Aphrodite, starring Horst Buchholz, Valérie Kaprisky, Capucine – (France)
  • The Atomic Cafe, a documentary film on the era of nuclear warfare
  • Author! Author!, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Alan King
  • B

  • La Balance (The Informer), starring Nathalie Baye and Philippe Léotard – (France)
  • Barbarosa, directed by Fred Schepisi, starring Willie Nelson and Gary Busey
  • Basket Case, directed by Frank Henenlotter
  • The Beastmaster, starring Marc Singer – (USA/West Germany)
  • Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage), directed by Éric Rohmer – (France)
  • The Beehive (La Colmena) – (Spain) Golden Bear (award) winner 1982
  • Best Friends, starring Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Ron Silver, Jessica Tandy, Barnard Hughes, Keenan Wynn, Audra Lindley
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, starring Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Jim Nabors, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning
  • La bête lumineuse (The Shimmering Beast) – (Canada)
  • Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Joanna Cassidy, Daryl Hannah
  • Blue Island (Due gocce d'acqua salata) – (Italy)
  • Boat People (Tau ban no hoi), directed by Ann Hui – (Hong Kong/China)
  • The Border, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Warren Oates, Valerie Perrine
  • Brimstone and Treacle, starring Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright, Sting – (U.K.)
  • Britannia Hospital, directed by Lindsay Anderson, starring Leonard Rossiter – (U.K.)
  • Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
  • Burden of Dreams, a documentary film featuring Werner Herzog, Claudia Cardinale, Klaus Kinski
  • Butterfly, starring Pia Zadora, Stacy Keach, Orson Welles, Lois Nettleton
  • C

  • Cannery Row, directed by David S. Ward, starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger
  • Cat People, directed by Paul Schrader, starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard
  • Cecilia – (Cuba)
  • Chan Is Missing, directed by Wayne Wang
  • Charodei (Magicians) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Class of 1984, starring Perry King and Timothy Van Patten
  • Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, directed by Robert Altman, starring Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black
  • Comeback, starring Eric Burdon, Julie Carmen – (U.S.A./West Germany)
  • Conan the Barbarian, directed by John Milius, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones
  • The Concrete Jungle, directed by Tom DeSimone, starring Jill St. John and Tracey E. Bregman
  • Countryman – (Jamaica)
  • Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero, starring Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook, E. G. Marshall, Adrienne Barbeau, Stephen King
  • D

  • The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz – (U.S.A./U.K.)
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, directed by Carl Reiner, starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward
  • Death Wish II, starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia
  • Deathtrap, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon
  • Death Valley, starring Catherine Hicks and Edward Herrmann
  • Diner, directed by Barry Levinson, starring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser
  • A Dog in a Drawer (Kuche v chekmedzhe) – (Bulgaria)
  • Dögkeselyű (Egyptian Vulture) – (Hungary)
  • The Draughtsman's Contract, directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Anthony Higgins and Janet Suzman – (U.K.)
  • E

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore
  • Eating Raoul, directed by and starring Paul Bartel
  • Endangered Species, starring Robert Urich and JoBeth Williams
  • The Escape Artist, starring Raúl Juliá, Griffin O'Neal, Desi Arnaz
  • L'Étoile du Nord (The North Star), starring Simone Signoret and Philippe Noiret – (France)
  • Evil Under the Sun, starring Peter Ustinov, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith, James Mason, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, Sylvia Miles, Roddy McDowall – (U.K.)
  • F

  • Fall Guy (Kamata koshin-kyoku) – (Japan)
  • Fanny and Alexander, directed by Ingmar Bergman – (Sweden)
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckerling, starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston
  • Fast-Walking, starring James Woods
  • Fighting Back, starring Tom Skerritt
  • Firefox, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood
  • First Blood, directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Sylvester Stallone (as Rambo), Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy
  • Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski – (West Germany)
  • The Flight of Dragons – (U.S.A./Japan)
  • Forced Vengeance, starring Chuck Norris
  • Frances, starring Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Kim Stanley
  • Friday the 13th Part III, directed by Steve Miner, starring Dana Kimmell and Richard Brooker
  • G

  • Gandhi, directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Ben Kingsley – (India/U.K.) – Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for best film
  • Grease 2, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer
  • The Grey Fox, starring Richard Farnsworth – (Canada)
  • H

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch, starring Tom Atkins
  • Hammett, directed by Wim Wenders, starring Frederic Forrest, Marilu Henner, Peter Boyle
  • Hanky Panky, directed by Sidney Poitier, starring Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Richard Widmark, Kathleen Quinlan
  • Harry Tracy, Desperado, starring Bruce Dern and Helen Shaver – (Canada)
  • Heart and Guts (Das Tripas Coração) – (Brazil)
  • Heatwave, directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Judy Davis – (Australia)
  • Heidi's Song, an animated film featuring Lorne Greene and Sammy Davis Jr.
  • The Herdsman (Mù Mǎ Rén) – (China)
  • Hey Good Lookin, an animated film directed by Ralph Bakshi
  • Himala (Miracle) – (Philippines)
  • Honkytonk Man, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood
  • How the World Is Losing Poets (Jak svět přichází o básníky) – (Czechoslovakia)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi and Lesley-Anne Down – (U.S.A./U.K.)
  • I-J

  • I Ought to Be in Pictures, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff
  • I, the Jury, starring Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Laurene Landon, Alan King
  • Identification of a Woman (Identificazione di una donna), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni – (Italy)
  • If You Could See What I Hear, starring Marc Singer, R.H. Thomas, Shari Belafonte, Sarah Torgov, Douglas Campbell
  • If You Love This Planet – (Canada)
  • I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, starring Jill Clayburgh
  • Inchon!, directed by Terence Young, starring Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshiro Mifune
  • Interrogation (Przesłuchanie) – (Poland)
  • Jinxed!, starring Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn
  • K

  • Kiss Me Goodbye, directed by Robert Mulligan, starring Sally Field, Jeff Bridges, James Caan, Mildred Natwick
  • Koyaanisqatsi, directed by Godfrey Reggio
  • L

  • La Morte Vivante (released as "The Living Dead Girl"), directed by Jean Rollin – (France)
  • The Last Unicorn, an animated film featuring Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin
  • Legendary Weapons of China
  • Legend of a Fighter (Huo Yuan-Jia),starring Bryan Leung – (Hong Kong)
  • Let's Spend the Night Together (Rolling Stones' concert film)
  • Liquid Sky
  • Look Isan – (Thailand)
  • Lonely Hearts – (Australia)
  • Lookin' to Get Out, directed by Hal Ashby, starring Ann-Margret and Jon Voight
  • Love Child, starring Amy Madigan and Beau Bridges
  • Love and Money, starring Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Armand Assante
  • M

  • Macbeth – (Hungary)
  • Les Maîtres du temps (The Masters of Time) – (France)
  • Making Love, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Harry Hamlin, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson
  • The Man from Snowy River, starring Tom Burlinson and Kirk Douglas – (Australia)
  • The Marathon Family (Maratonci trče počasni krug) – (Yugoslavia)
  • Megaforce, directed by Hal Needham, starring Barry Bostwick and Persis Khambatta
  • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Mia Farrow, Julie Hagerty, Mary Steenburgen, José Ferrer
  • Les Misérables, starring Lino Ventura – (France)
  • Missing, directed by Costa Gavras, starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek – Palme d'Or winner
  • The Missionary, directed by Richard Loncraine, starring Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard – (U.K.)
  • Mitahat La'af (Under the Nose) – (Israel)
  • Monkey Grip – (Australia)
  • Monsignor, directed by Frank Perry, starring Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller
  • Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl – (U.K.)
  • Moonlighting, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, starring Jeremy Irons – (U.K.)
  • Mother Lode, directed by and starring Charlton Heston
  • My Favorite Year, directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Joseph Bologna, Jessica Harper, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan
  • N

  • Namak Halaal, starring Amitabh Bachchan – (India)
  • The Night of the Shooting Stars (La Notte di San Lorenzo), by Paolo Emilio Taviani – (Italy)
  • Night Shift, directed by Ron Howard, starring Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long
  • Nomad (Lie huo qing chun), starring Leslie Cheung – (Hong Kong)
  • O

  • An Officer and a Gentleman, directed by Taylor Hackford, starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr., David Keith, Lisa Blount
  • On Top (Með allt á hreinu) – (Iceland)
  • On Top of the Whale (Het Dak van de Walvis) – (Netherlands)
  • One from the Heart, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest, Nastassja Kinski, Raúl Juliá
  • Orkestar bez ime (A Band with No Name) – (Bulgaria)
  • Oro, Plata, Mata, directed by Peque Gallaga – (Philippines)
  • P

  • Pagliacci, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Plácido Domingo – (Italy)
  • Pandemonium, starring Tom Smothers, Eve Arden, Eileen Brennan, Candice Azzara, Carol Kane
  • Paradise, starring Phoebe Cates and Willie Aames – (Canada)
  • Partners, starring Ryan O'Neal and John Hurt
  • The Passerby (La passante du Sans-Souci), starring Romy Schneider and Michel Piccoli – (France)
  • Personal Best, directed by Robert Towne, starring Mariel Hemingway, Patrice Donnelly, Scott Glenn
  • Pieces (original title: Mil gritos tiene la noche translation: 'A Thousand Screams in the Night'), directed by Juan Piquer Simon
  • Pink Floyd – The Wall, directed by Alan Parker, starring Bob Geldof – (U.K.)
  • The Pirate Movie, starring Christopher Atkins and Kristy McNichol – (Australia)
  • The Plague Dogs, an animated film featuring John Hurt, James Bolam and Nigel Hawthorne – (U.K.)
  • The Pokrovsky Gate (Pokrovskiye Vorota) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Poltergeist, directed by Tobe Hooper, starring Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein, Beatrice Straight
  • The Pool Hustlers (Io, Chiara e lo Scuro) – (Italy)
  • Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, starring Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Kim Cattrall, Boyd Gaines, Alex Karras, Susan Clark
  • Pra Frente, Brasil (Go Ahead, Brazil) – (Brazil)
  • Private Life (Chastnaya zhizn) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Q

  • Q, starring Michael Moriarty, Richard Roundtree, Candy Clark
  • The Queen of Spades (Pikovaya dama) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Querelle, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau – (West Germany/France)
  • A Question of Silence (De stilte rond Christine M.) – (Netherlands)
  • R

  • The Return of Martin Guerre (Le Retour de Martin Guerre), starring Gérard Depardieu – (France)
  • The Return of the Soldier, starring Alan Bates, Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson – (U.K.)
  • Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
  • Rickshaw Boy (Luòtuo Xiángzi), starring Zhang Fengyi – (China)
  • Rocky III, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, with Mr. T, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith
  • S

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Anthony Andrews, Ian McKellen, Jane Seymour – (U.K.)
  • Scusate il ritardo (Sorry for the Delay) – (Italy)
  • The Secret of NIMH, an animated film directed by Don Bluth
  • The Seduction, starring Morgan Fairchild
  • The Sender, starring Kathryn Harrold, Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight
  • The Shadow Riders, starring Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott
  • Shakti (Power), starring Dilip Kumar – (India)
  • The Shaolin Temple (Shàolínsì), starring Jet Li – (Hong Kong)
  • She Grazed Horses on Concrete (Pásla kone na betóne) – (Czechoslovakia)
  • Shoot the Moon, directed by Alan Parker, starring Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Peter Weller
  • Six Pack, starring Kenny Rogers and Diane Lane
  • Six Weeks, directed by Tony Bill, starring Mary Tyler Moore and Dudley Moore
  • Sophie's Choice, directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol
  • Soup for One, starring Saul Rubinek
  • Split Image, directed by Ted Kotcheff, starring Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Peter Fonda
  • Sportloto-82 – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalbán
  • Starstruck, directed by Gillian Armstrong – (Australia)
  • The State of Things (Der Stand der Dinge), directed by Wim Wenders – (West Germany/U.S.A./Portugal) – Golden Lion winner
  • Station for Two (Vokzal dlya dvoikh) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Summer Lovers, directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, Valérie Quennessen
  • Swamp Thing, directed by Wes Craven, starring Louis Jourdan and Adrienne Barbeau
  • The Sword and the Sorcerer, starring Lee Horsley
  • Sword Stained with Royal Blood, directed by Chang Cheh – (Hong Kong)
  • T

  • Tempest, directed by Paul Mazursky, starring John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Molly Ringwald, Susan Sarandon
  • Tenebrae, directed by Dario Argento, starring Anthony Franciosa – (Italy)
  • Tenkōsei (Exchange Students) – (Japan)
  • Tex, starring Matt Dillon
  • That Championship Season, starring Robert Mitchum, Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach, Paul Sorvino, Martin Sheen
  • That Night in Varennes (Il mondo nuovo), starring Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla and Harvey Keitel – (Italy/France)
  • The Thing, directed by John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart, Wilford Brimley
  • Things Are Tough All Over, starring Cheech & Chong
  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, starring Fred Ward, Belinda Bauer, Peter Coyote
  • Time Stands Still (Megáll az idő) – (Hungary)
  • Tootsie, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Teri Garr
  • Trail of the Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers – (U.K.)
  • La Traviata, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Plácido Domingo – (Italy)
  • Trick or Treats
  • Tron, directed by Steven Lisberger, starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan
  • The Trout (La Truite), directed by Joseph Losey, starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jeanne Moreau – (France)
  • Turkey Shoot, starring Steve Railsback and Olivia Hussey – (Australia)
  • U-V

  • The Verdict, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason, Jack Warden, Milo O'Shea
  • Veronika Voss, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Rosel Zech – (West Germany) – Golden Bear award winner
  • Vice Squad, starring Season Hubley and Wings Hauser
  • Victor/Victoria, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras – (U.S.A./U.K.)
  • Vidhaata, starring Dilip Kumar – (India)
  • Visiting Hours, starring Lee Grant and William Shatner – (Canada)
  • Volver a empezar (aka Begin the Beguine) – (Spain) – Academy Award for Foreign language film
  • W

  • War and Peace (Krieg und Frieden), starring Jürgen Prochnow – (West Germany)
  • We of the Never Never, starring Angela Punch McGregor – (Australia)
  • Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose) – (West Germany)
  • White Dog, directed by Samuel Fuller, starring Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Jameson Parker, Burl Ives
  • The Wind (Finye), directed by Souleymane Cissé – (Mali)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Ozu no Mahōtsukai) – (U.S.A./Japan)
  • Woman of Fire '82 (Hwanyeo '82) – (South Korea)
  • The World According to Garp, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt
  • The Worthless (Arvottomat), directed by Mika Kaurismäki – (Finland)
  • Wrong Is Right, directed by Richard Brooks, starring Sean Connery, Katharine Ross, George Grizzard
  • Y

  • The Year of Living Dangerously, directed by Peter Weir, starring Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt – (Australia)
  • Yes, Giorgio, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Luciano Pavarotti and Kathryn Harrold
  • Yol (The Road), directed by Yılmaz Güney – (Turkey) – Palme d'Or winner
  • Young Doctors in Love, directed by Garry Marshall, starring Michael McKean and Sean Young
  • Z

  • Zapped!, starring Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Heather Thomas
  • Births

  • January 6
  • Misha Omar, Malaysian actress and singer
  • Eddie Redmayne, English actor
  • January 8 – Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
  • January 19 – Jodie Sweetin, American actress
  • January 28 - Mirtel Pohla, Estonian actress
  • February 6 – Alice Eve, English actress
  • February 8 – Danny Tamberelli, American actor
  • February 11 – Natalie Dormer, English actress
  • March 3 – Jessica Biel, American actress
  • March 7 – Nora Danish, Malaysian actress
  • March 11 – Thora Birch, American actress
  • March 16 – Dian Sastrowardoyo, Indonesian actress
  • March 24 – Vino Bastian, Indonesian actor
  • March 25 – Jenny Slate, American actress-comedian
  • April 3 – Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress
  • April 4 – Justin Cook, American voice actor
  • April 5 – Hayley Atwell, English actress
  • April 9 – Jay Baruchel, Canadian actor-comedian
  • April 10 – Chyler Leigh, American actress
  • April 11 – Remy Ishak, Malaysian actor
  • April 15 – Seth Rogen, Canadian actor-comedian
  • April 30 – Kirsten Dunst, American actress
  • May 11 – Jonathan Jackson, American actor
  • June 17 - Ursula Ratasepp, Estonian actress
  • June 29
  • Matthew Mercer, American voice actor
  • Ott Sepp, Estonian actor
  • June 30 – Lizzy Caplan, American actress
  • July 1 – Hilarie Burton, American actress
  • July 8
  • Sophia Bush, American actress
  • Schuyler Fisk, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • July 9 – Toby Kebbell, English actor
  • July 18 – Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress
  • July 19 – Jared Padalecki, American actor
  • July 24
  • Elisabeth Moss, American actress
  • Anna Paquin, New Zealand actress
  • July 25 – Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
  • August 6 – Romola Garai, English actress
  • August 7 – Abbie Cornish, Australian actress
  • August 10 – Devon Aoki, American actress and model
  • August 13 – Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor
  • August 16
  • Cam Gigandet, American actor
  • Todd Haberkorn, American voice actor
  • August 19 – Erika Christensen, American actress
  • August 20 – Jamil Walker Smith, American actor
  • August 25 – Benjamin Diskin, American voice actor
  • September 4 – Shaheizy Sam, Malaysian actor
  • September 10 – Bret Iwan, current voice of Mickey Mouse
  • September 13 – J. G. Quintel, American animator, television writer, and voice actor
  • September 19 – Columbus Short, American actor and dancer
  • September 22 – Billie Piper, English singer and actress
  • September 27 – Anna Camp, American actress and singer
  • September 30
  • Kieran Culkin, American actor
  • Lacey Chabert, American actress
  • October 3 – Clémence Poésy, French actress and model
  • October 15 – Lane Toran, American actor
  • October 23 – Bradley Pierce, American actor
  • October 27 – Patrick Fugit, American actor
  • October 31 – Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor
  • November 10 – Heather Matarazzo, American actress
  • November 12 – Anne Hathaway, American actress
  • November 29 – Lucas Black, American actor
  • November 30 – Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
  • December 29 – Alison Brie, American actress
  • December 30 – Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress
  • Film debuts

  • Kirstie Alley – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Antonio Banderas – Labyrinth of Passion
  • Ellen Barkin – Diner
  • Nicolas Cage - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Glenn Close – The World According to Garp
  • Geena Davis – Tootsie
  • Shannen Doherty – Night Shift
  • Christine Ebersole – Tootsie
  • Emilio Estevez – Tex
  • Hugh Grant – Privileged
  • Anthony Michael Hall – Six Pack
  • Linda Hamilton – Tag: The Assassination Game
  • C. Thomas Howell – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Hulk Hogan – Rocky III
  • Jet Li – Shaolin Temple
  • Angelina Jolie – Lookin' to Get Out
  • Kevin Kline – Sophie's Choice
  • Amy Madigan – Love Child
  • Michael Madsen – Against All Hope
  • Eddie Murphy – 48 Hrs.
  • Heather O'Rourke – Poltergeist
  • Gary Oldman – Remembrance
  • Molly Ringwald – Tempest
  • Meredith Salenger – Annie
  • Eric Stoltz – Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Mr. T – Rocky III
  • Forest Whitaker – Tag: The Assassination Game
  • Aileen Quinn – Annie
  • References

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