The Spongers Trailer

The Spongers Trailer (1978)

24 January 1978 Drama, TV Movie 91 mins

Set against the backdrop of Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II, the play depicts a single mother's struggles as welfare cuts affect the poor and disabled. The derogatory term 'spongers' is used by British tabloid press to describe people who are dependent on welfare support, however the play presents the case of a family who really need the help of welfare support. The title sequence shows the title of the play, 'The Spongers', superimposed over a picture of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, denoting them as 'the real spongers' as Royal finances are paid by British taxpayers.

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United Kingdom 24 January 1978

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Watership Down Trailer (1978)

14 October 1978

When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.

The Beach Hotel Trailer (1978)

11 January 1978

August in Brittany at a seaside hotel. Some guests are new, some come every year and are friends. The men nearing middle age fish and plan infidelities; their wives have surprises of their own in store.

Eyes of Laura Mars Trailer (1978)

02 August 1978

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

The Lord of the Rings Trailer (1978)

15 November 1978

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Debbie Does Dallas Trailer (1978)

20 October 1978

Debbie Benton is the captain of her high school cheerleading squad, and has been accepted to try out for the Texas Cowgirls.

Jaws 2 Trailer (1978)

16 June 1978

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

I Wanna Hold Your Hand Trailer (1978)

20 April 1978

If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises and misfortunes but the young ladies are determined to reach their idols.

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs Trailer (1978)

11 January 1978

Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover.

Pretty Baby Trailer (1978)

05 April 1978

Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields).

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow Trailer (1978)

01 March 1978

Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style.

The Boys from Brazil Trailer (1978)

05 October 1978

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

The Playbirds Trailer (1978)

01 January 1978

In order to unmask a pathological killer who is targeting the beautiful centrefolds of Playbirds magazine, a sexy policewoman Lucy Sheridan puts her life and reputation on the line by sleeping with millionaire publisher Harry Dougan.

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