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1987 Short Movies

Public list by WPS with 19 movies or TV shows/series

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Red's Dream(1987)

3.1/5 (with 136 votes)

Life as the sole sale item in the clearance corner of Eben's Bikes can get lonely. So Red, a unicycle, dreams up a clown owner and his own juggling act that steals the show. But all too soon, the applause turns into the sound of rainfall, as reality rushes back. Red must resign himself to sitting in the corner and await his fate.

Directed by John Lasseter

Geometry(1987)

9min | Comedy, Horror
3.0/5 (with 24 votes)

A boy is tired of failing geometry, so he summons a demon.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story(1987)

3.6/5 (with 24 votes)

The final 17 years of American singer and musician Karen Carpenter, performed almost entirely by modified Barbie dolls.

Directed by Todd Haynes

The Return of Bruno(1987)

3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

A "documentary" about the major influence that a '60s rock singer named Bruno has had on rock music, as attested to by such rock legends as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and the Bee Gees, among others.

Directed by James Yukich - With Bill Graham, Brian Wilson, Bruce Willis, Clive Davis, Dick Clark, Elton John, ...

The Way Things Go(1987)

30min | Documentary
3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

Artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss create the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine. The pair used found objects to construct a complex, interdependent contraption in an empty warehouse. When set in motion, a domino-like chain reaction ripples through the complex of imaginative devices. Fire, water, the laws of gravity, and chemistry determine the life-cycle of the objects. The process reveals a story concerning cause and effect, mechanism and art, and improbability and precision, in an extended science project that will mesmerize the mind.

The Price of Life(1987)

3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

The hours of your life as a currency you can buy or sell, trade or squander...

Directed by Stephen Tolkin - With Dana Andersen

Star Tours(1987)

3.8/5 (with 10 votes)

Groups of visitors are taken on "Star Tours", a space tour bus set in the Star Wars universe. Thanks to an inexperienced and thoroughly incompetent robot pilot, what is billed as a leisurely tour to the Endor Moon becomes a wild ride as the tour gets caught up in a battle between the Empire and the rebels.

Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall(1987)

23min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

In this short film, our unemployed hero finds that getting that great job depends a lot on whom you choose to dance with at Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall.

Primiti Too Taa(1988)

3min | Animation
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

An excerpt from Kurt Schwitters' "Ursonate" (Sontata in primitive sounds) parades across the screen thanks to a Remington typewriter.

Directed by Colin Morton, Ed Ackerman

A Long Walk To Forever(1987)

NR
| 20min | Drama

When he hears that the girl next door is getting married, Newt goes AWOL from the Army and hitch-hikes home to convince her to marry him.

Alaya(1987)

28min

Sand, wind, and light intermingle with the emulsions. The viewer is the star.

Directed by Nathaniel Dorsky

Lupo the Butcher(1987)

3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

An unhappy butcher, kvetching as he swings his cleaver at a side of meat, cuts off several rib steaks and lets them fall to the floor.

Directed by Danny Antonucci
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Young at Heart(1987)

29min | Documentary
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Filmmakers Sue Marx and Pamela Conn document the romance between Sue's father Louis Gothelf and Reva Shwayder, each in their mid-80s. Both artists and residents of the Detroit suburbs, they met on a group tour of England after being widowed, and quickly formed a strong connection over shared interests. The two discuss concerns over living together without being married; Louis also talks about his caring for his first wife during her ten-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease, while Reva talks about the deaths of two sons several years after her husband's death.

Directed by Pamela Conn, Sue Marx

In the Wee Wee Hours...(1987)

20min | Documentary

In the Wee Wee Hours... is a 1987 American short documentary film directed by Izak Ben-Meir about homeless people in Los Angeles. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Directed by Izak Ben-Meir

The Street Is Ours!(1987)

15min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

After school closes, the street children roam the streets playing games, an inexhaustible source of learning. First larceny, street fights, the first feelings of love, football, cinema, dance, cooking, making toys or musical instruments.

Directed by Moustapha Dao

Stanley and Stella in Breaking the Ice(1987)

5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A love story between a fish and bird.

Silver Into Gold(1987)

24min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Silver into Gold is a 1987 American short documentary film produced by Lynn Mueller. The film looks at American athletes Gail Roper and Sister Marion Irvine, and tells how they overcame personal obstacles, as well as social pressures against female athletes, to become world-class competitors. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Directed by Lynn Mueller

Language Says It All(1987)

25min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Language Says It All is a 1987 American short documentary film about deaf children and their caregivers, directed by Rhyena Halpern and produced by Halpern and Megan Williams. The film follows four families as they come to understand their deaf child's need for language. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Sukumar Ray(1987)

29min | Documentary
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

The film presents the life and work of the writer Sukumar Ray, Satyajit Ray's father. Ray made this film as a tribute to celebrate the centenary of his birth.

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