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Hairspray (1988)

Hairspray (1988)Title: Hairspray

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Director: John Waters

Starring: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Deborah Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Colleen Fitzpatrick

Summary: A ‘pleasantly plump’ teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Rated: Happy

Pin (1988)

Pin (1988)Title: Pin

Genre: Horror

Director: Sandor Stern

Starring: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O’Quinn

Summary: A doctor has a lifelike, anatomically-correct medical dummy, with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin, named Pin (after Pinocchio). Via ventriloquism, Pin explains bodily functions in a way kids can relate to. When the over-strict doctor and his wife are killed in a car crash, his son (Leon) transfers his alter-ego into Pin, whom he always believed was alive. He starts using Pin as an excuse to over-protect his sister (Ursula) from admirers and deflect unwanted intrusions, even to the extent of committing murder.

Rated: Bittersweet