The Formula Script

Script by:Steve Shagan (Novel), Steve Shagan (Screenplay)
Directed by:John G. Avildsen
Year:1980

Plot:A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and anyone who knows about it.
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Fatso Script

Script by:Anne Bancroft (Writer)
Directed by:Anne Bancroft
Year:1980

Plot:Dominick has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favourite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to an improper diet and his sister makes him promise to lose some weight. This is very hard for him, but he finds motivation when he falls in love with Lydia. He spends so much time kissing and walking around with her that he no longer eats as many unhealthy things, and he loses weight without even trying.
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Fade To Black Script

Script by:Vernon Zimmerman (Screenplay)
Directed by:Vernon Zimmerman
Year:1981

Plot:Eric Binford watches a lot of movies. He is the truest definition of a film geek. One day, his sanity takes a turn for the worse and he begins acting out his favorite scenes from the movies. In doing so, he manages to involve his enemies and the scenes usually result in death.
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Coast To Coast Script

Script by:Stanley Weiser (Writer)
Directed by:Joseph Sargent
Year:1980

Plot:Madie is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York state mental hospital where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of a expensive divorce. Madie hitches a ride back to California with a certain Charles Callahan, a debt-ridden truck driver. Madie and Charles eventually fall in love while evading an assortment of bad guys including a pair of thugs hired by Madie's husband to prevent her from returning to California, and a repo man sent to reclaim Charles' truck
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Chilly Scenes Of Winter Script

Script by:Ann Beattie (Novel), Joan Micklin Silver (Screenplay)
Directed by:Joan Micklin Silver
Year:1979

Plot:Charles is a bored civil servant struggling through a harsh Utah winter. He spends most of his time reflecting on his romance with Laura, a coworker who left Charles to return to her husband, an A-Frame salesman.
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Borderline Script

Script by:Jerrold Freedman (Writer), Steve Kline (Writer)
Directed by:Jerrold Freedman
Year:1980

Plot:Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers committed the crime.
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The Black Marble Script

Script by:Joseph Wambaugh (Novel), Joseph Wambaugh (Screenplay)
Directed by:Harold Becker
Year:1980

Plot:When alcoholic homicide investigator Valnikov is transferred to a burglary case that seems to involve a creepy dogcatcher, he's also given a new partner -- the pragmatic Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman, who's experiencing a midlife crisis and does not welcome Valnikov's company. But as these emotionally bruised cops are drawn deeper into the bizarre world of dog shows, animal fanatics and pet cemeteries, they're also drawn to each other.
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