Best Action Movies of 1978

1.

The Driver

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons to a gang if they help to convict him in a set-up robbery. The Driver seeks help from The Player to mislead the detective.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley, Matt Clark, Felice Orlandi, Joseph Walsh, Denny Macko, Rudy Ramos, Frank Bruno ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1978-06-08
2.

The Wild Geese

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

Starring: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Kr├╝ger, Stewart Granger, John Kani, Jack Watson, Frank Finlay, Kenneth Griffith, Ronald Fraser ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1978-07-05
3.

Every Which Way But Loose

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest. Nothing's in the way except a motorcycle gang, and legendary brawler Tank Murdock.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Beverly D'Angelo, Geoffrey Lewis, Ruth Gordon, Walter Barnes, Bill McKinney, John Quade, Dan Vadis, Roy Jenson ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1978-12-19
4.

Money Movers

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.

Starring: Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Candy Raymond, Jeanie Drynan, Bryan Brown, Alan Cassell, Gary Files, Ray Marshall, Hu Pryce ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1978-10-24
5.

The Great Smokey Roadblock

2.8
5.3/10 IMDB

Henry Fonda plays Elegant John, an old trucker who steals back his prized rig in California and takes off with almost no money. His Kenworth tractor has the name Eleanor on it. Elegant John once met Eleanor Roosevelt. He pulls a Fruehauf van with a "sunroof". Why is he called Elegant John? Well, sonny, if you drive five million miles without being late or having a wreck, you deserve to be called Elegant. Elegant John picks up Bible-thumping hitchhiker Beebo Crozier, who is going to Florida to learn motel management. Elegant John stops and gets fuel. Beebo reluctantly pays for fuel. The two stop at a whorehouse for truckers at Cheyenne, Wyoming, a possible homage to Fonda's movie The Cheyenne Social Club. The prostitutes are about to be raided, and the madam hires Elegant John to take them to the coast of South Carolina to start another prostitution business. Thus Elegant John's trip will be coast to coast.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Eileen Brennan, Austin Pendleton, Robert Englund, Susan Sarandon, Dub Taylor, John Byner, Melanie Mayron, Leigh French, Mews Small ..
Directed by: John Leone
Release date: 1978-06-21
Best Action Movies of 1978 : Cycle Vixens
6.

Cycle Vixens

2.7
4.6/10 IMDB

Three Colorado girls decide to hop on their motorcycles and head to California. On the way they get mixed up in drugs, rape and stolen motorcycles.

Starring: Loraine Ferris, Daphne Lawrence, Deborah Marcus, Lonnie Pense, Kevin O'Neill, Bee Lechat, Billy Bullet, Lee Blankenship, Spencer Mannion, Margaret H. Letsinger ..
Directed by: Peter Perry Jr., John Arnold
Release date: 1978-07-21
Best Action Movies of 1978 : Caravans
7.

Caravans

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

This epic adventure-drama based on James Michener's best-selling novel concerns a young American embassy official who is sent into the Middle-Eastern desert to find the missing daughter of a US Senator. The young woman has left her husband, a Colonel in the Shadom - she was his number two wife - and has opted for the lifestyle of a nomadic tribe. When the diplomat locates the girl he joins the caravan and attempts to persuade the girl to return.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Jennifer O'Neill, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee, Joseph Cotten, Barry Sullivan, Behrouz Vossoughi, Jeremy Kemp, Duncan Quinn ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1978-11-02
Best Action Movies of 1978 : Death Dimension
8.

Death Dimension

2.4
4.2/10 IMDB

The Pig has a plan to eradicate some people with a freeze bomb that instantly freezes people to death. It is up to Detective Ash to stop him and protect the woman with the secret to the ice bomb embedded in a microdot under the skin of her forehead.

Starring: Jim Kelly, Harold Sakata, George Lazenby, Terry Moore, Aldo Ray, Patch Mackenzie, Myron Lee, April Sommers, Linda Lawrence, Bob Minor ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1978-07-01
Best Action Movies of 1978 : Skateboard
9.

Skateboard

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000

Starring: Leif Garrett, Kathleen Lloyd, Tony Alva, Patricia Hitchcock ..
Directed by: George Gage
Release date: 1978-03-05
10.

Stunt Rock

2.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Australian stuntman Grant Page goes to Los Angeles to work on a television series. He uses his spare time to lend his expertise to rock band Sorcery. Page helps the band develop pyrotechnic magic tricks for their shows, and also recounts to his own exploits as a stuntman and daredevil as well as various stunts by other greats.

Starring: Grant Page, Monique van de Ven, Margaret Gerard, Paul Haynes, Curtis Hyde, Greg Magie, Phil Hartman ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release date: 1978-01-01

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