1979 in film

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... 1969 .  1970 .  1971 .  1972  . 1973  . 1974  . 1975 ...
1976 1977 1978 -1979- 1980 1981 1982
... 1983 .  1984 .  1985 .  1986  . 1987  . 1988  . 1989 ...
In home video: 1976 1977 1978 -1979- 1980 1981 1982     
    In television: 1976 1977 1978 -1979- 1980 1981 1982     
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The year 1979 in film involved some significant events.

Contents

Major events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

RankTitleStudioActorsGross
1.Kramer vs. KramerColumbiaDustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry$106,260,000[1]
2.The Amityville HorrorAmerican International PicturesJames Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger$86,432,520[2]
3.Rocky IIUnited ArtistsSylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith$85,182,160[3]
4.Apocalypse NowUnited ArtistsMarlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen$83,471,511[4]
5.Star Trek: The Motion PictureParamountWilliam Shatner, Leonard Nimoy$82,258,456[5]
6.Alien20th Century FoxSigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt$80,931,801[6]
7.The Muppet MovieITC/Henson AssociatesJim Henson, Frank Oz, Charles Durning$76,657,000[7]
8.10Warner Bros./OrionDudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Bo Derek$74,865,517[8]
9.The JerkUniversalSteve Martin, Bernadette Peters$73,691,419[9]
10.MoonrakerUnited ArtistsRoger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Lois Chiles$70,308,099[10]
11.The Electric HorsemanColumbia/UniversalRobert Redford, Jane Fonda$61,801,971[11]
12.The China SyndromeColumbiaJack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda$51,718,367[12]
13.Love at First BiteAmerican International PicturesGeorge Hamilton$43,900,000[13]
14.MeatballsParamountBill Murray$43,046,003[14]
15.Escape from AlcatrazParamountClint Eastwood$43,000,000[15]
16.The Main EventFirst ArtistsBarbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal$42,800,000[16]
17.ManhattanUnited ArtistsWoody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep$39,946,780[17]
18. (tie)Starting OverParamountBurt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen$38,200,000[18]
18. (tie)The In-LawsWarner Bros.Peter Falk, Alan Arkin$38,200,000[19]
20.All That JazzColumbia/20th Century FoxRoy Scheider, Jessica Lange$37,823,676[20]
21.The Black StallionUnited ArtistsKelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr$37,799,643[21]
22.The Black HoleBuena VistaMaximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins$35,841,901[22]
23.1941Columbia/UniversalDan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi$34,175,000[23]
24....And Justice for AllColumbiaAl Pacino, John Forsythe$33,300,000[24]

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer - Jaffe, Columbia
Best Director: Robert Benton - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae
Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - Being There
Best Foreign Language Film: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Breaking Away
Best Actor: Peter Sellers - Being There
Best Actress: Bette Midler - The Rose
Other
Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now
Best Foreign Language Film: La Cage aux Folles (France)

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, United States
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

David, directed by Peter Lilienthal, West Germany

Notable films released in 1979

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References

  1. ^ "Box Office Information for Kramer vs. Kramer". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=kramervskramer.htm. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  2. ^ "Box Office Information for The Amityville Horror". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=amityvillehorror.htm. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Box Office Information for Rocky II". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=rocky2.htm. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  4. ^ "Box Office Information for Apocalypse Now". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=apocalypsenow.htm. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  5. ^ "Box Office Information for Star Trek: The Motion Picture". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=startrek.htm. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "Box Office Information for Alien". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 21 June 2010. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=alien.htm. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "The Muppet Movie, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/0MUMO.php. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "Box Office Information for 10". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=10.htm. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  9. ^ "Box Office Information for The Jerk". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=jerk.htm. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  10. ^ "Box Office Information for Moonraker". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=moonraker.htm. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  11. ^ "Box Office Information for The Electric Horseman". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=electrichorseman.htm. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  12. ^ "Box Office Information for The China Syndrome". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=chinasyndrome.htm. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  13. ^ "Love at First Bite, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/0LAFB.php. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  14. ^ "Box Office Information for Meatballs". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=meatballs.htm. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  15. ^ "Box Office Information for Escape from Alcatraz". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=escapefromalcatraz.htm. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  16. ^ "Box Office Information for The Main Event". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=mainevent.htm. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  17. ^ "Box Office Information for Manhattan". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=manhattan.htm. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  18. ^ "Starting Over, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/0STVR.php. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  19. ^ "The In-Laws, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/0INLA.php. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  20. ^ "All That Jazz, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/0LLTH.php. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  21. ^ "The Black Stallion, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/0BKSN.php. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  22. ^ "The Black Hole, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/0BHOL.php. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  23. ^ "1941, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/01941.php. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  24. ^ "Box Office Information for ...And Justice for All". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1979/0AJFA.php. Retrieved January 27, 2012.