1980 was a great year in film. We saw the second of the original Star Wars trilogy – Episode V, aka, The Empire Strikes Back. Dolly Parton struck back too, in 9 to 5. We also saw hits from Goldie Hawn with Private Benjamin (although it didn’t actually find its way to UK screens until 1981) and the cult classic, The Blues Brothers.
Also released in 1980 were The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson, McVicar, starring Roger Daltrey, De Niro’s Raging Bull, The Long Good Friday and Friday the 13th.
The top grossing films in 1980 in the UK were: