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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

C. Thomas Howell movies 1983-1987

C. Thomas Howell's first film may have been a small role in the huge E.T. but he had a pretty excellent run afterward with consistently entertaining films each with strong, likable performances. Thinking of C. Thomas reminds me greatly of this time period for film. Some of these wonderful movies I can watch over and over (The Outsiders, Secret Admirer and Soul Man especially) and some are still overlooked (A Tiger's Tail and Grandview, U.S.A. are superbly cast films about small town life) C's been working non-stop ever since, mostly in low budget direct-to-video fare--even directing a few of which himself. This is something a lot of his peers haven't been able to do so kudos to him. Recommended post 80's C. Thomas Howell 90's viewing: Side Out (1990), That Night (1992) and Kindred The Embraced (1996)

5 comments:

Rev. Phantom said...

Damn, he did star in some great flicks in the 80's. Some of those I'd forgot all about, but I'm a fan of them all.

The Film Connoisseur said...

My favorite of his is The Hitcher, I think thats one of his best films. He has the vulnerability that that particular character required.

I was a huge fan of Soul Man during the 80s...

LitaMalibu said...

Love it! He judged some random beauty contest at a nightclub in LA a few years back and I was so bummed I missed it by a weekend!

I had such a crush on him! I even endured some really bad 90's movies with him ("Breaking The Rules"). I even watched that Celebrity magic show on VH1 because of him!

Cinema Du Meep said...

I think I missed the celebrity Magic show when it was on... Damn! I'll have to check youtube now...

Ty said...

Got to love The Hitcher! C. Thomas Howell and Rutger Hauer at their best!

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