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伴我闖天涯
Year: 1989
Genre: Action / Crime / Romance / Drama
Rating: (6.3)
Country: Hong Kong SAR China
Runtime: 98 min.
Director: Ringo Lam
Studio: Born Top Producers
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat / Cherie Chung / Tommy Wong / Roy Cheung / Paul Chun / Chan Cheuk-Yan / Ku Feng / Lau Kong / Elaine Jin / Terrence Fok Shui-Wa / Nam Yin / Leung Ming / Frankie Ng / Vincent Wan Yeung-Ming / Law Shu-Kei / Yiu Man-Kei
Plot:
The police are staking out a Hong Kong flat, waiting to catch some major gun-dealers. While the suppliers are conducting their deal, they move in. Both buyers are killed in the gunfire, but not their young daughter. The suppliers escape, and as their ruthless boss covers his tracks, he goes after the girl, the only witness.
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Warlock
Year: 1989
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: Steve Miner
Studio: New World Pictures
Cast: Julian Sands / Lori Singer / Richard E. Grant / Mary Woronov / Kevin O'Brien / Richard Kuss / Allan Miller / Anna Levine / David Carpenter / Kay E. Kuter / Ian Abercrombie / Kenneth Danziger / Robert Breeze / Frank Renzulli / Brandon Call / Nancy Fox / Juli Burkhart / Rob Paulsen / Peter Sherayko / Gyl Roland
Plot:
In 17th century New England, witch hunter Giles Redferne captures an evil warlock, but the conjurer eludes death with supernatural help. Flung into the future, the warlock winds up in the 1980s and plans to bring about the end of the world. Redferne follows the enchanter into the modern era and continues his mission, but runs into trouble in such unfamiliar surroundings. With the help of a young woman, can Redferne finally defeat the warlock?
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini
Year: 1989
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6.6)
Country: Belgium / France / Italy / United States
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Dominique Deruddere
Studio: Dusk
Cast: Joe Mantegna / Ornella Muti / Faye Dunaway / Burt Young / Michael Bacall / Daniel Wilson / Alex Vincent
Plot:
Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American widow, Hildegarde. Even though his beautiful and pious mother lets his father get away with that, even if his little brother wets the bed. Arturo loves them all. He also loves to play baseball, even though he has to wait until spring. And he also loves the movies ... and Rosa. But she doesn't love him ...
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Unsere Kinder
Year: 1989
Genre: Documentary
Rating: (10)
Country: East Germany / Germany
Runtime: 88 min.
Director: Roland Steiner
Studio: DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Cast: Roland Steiner / Christa Wolf / Stefan Heym
Plot:
From an official perspective, marginal youth culture did not exist in East Germany. The topic of subcultures was taboo in the GDR, and groups such as goths, skinheads, anti-skins, punks and neo-Nazis were dismissed as social deviations promoted by western countries. Director Roland Steiner had access to such young East Germans in the late 1980s. Over the course of four years, he brought them before the camera in an attempt to understand what drew them to these groups.
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The Laughing Dead
Year: 1989
Genre: Horror
Rating: (3.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 93 min.
Director: Somtow Sucharitkul
Studio: Skouras Pictures
Cast: Tim Sullivan / Wendy Webb / Premika Eaton / Patrick Roskowick / Larry Coven / Krista Keim / Gregory Frost / Raymond Ridenour / Somtow Sucharitkul / Forrest J. Ackerman
Plot:
Zombies, demons, and a mad doctor await a bus-load of folks looking for a tour of Aztec ruins. Father O'Sullivan is a Catholic priest who has lost his faith in God and who cannot forget the nun with whom he once had an affair (and a son)
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The Cellar
Year: 1989
Genre: Horror
Rating: (4.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 86 min.
Director: Kevin Tenney
Studio: Indian Neck Entertainment
Cast: Patrick Kilpatrick / Chris Miller / Suzanne Savoy / Ford Rainey / Michael Wren / Lou Perryman / Danny Mora / Alex Pederson / Don Collier / Anthony Childs / Ryan Childs / Mindy Spence / Nick Gomez / Sandra G. Katzel / Steven Suggs / Michael Crawley / Irv Gorman / Bryson G. Liberty / Sid Dawson / Patrick Wells
Plot:
A young boy finds an ancient Comanche monster spirit in the basement of his home. His parents don't believe him, so he must kill the monster alone.
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Sweetie
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (6.1)
Country: Australia
Runtime: 97 min.
Director: Jane Campion
Studio: New South Wales Film Corp.
Cast: Geneviève Lemon / Karen Colston / Tom Lycos / Jon Darling / Dorothy Barry
Plot:
Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of love when he plants a tree in their yard. Sweetie is plump, imperious, self-centered, and seriously mentally ill. The parents see none of the illness, seeing only their cute child. Kay mainly feels exasperation at her sister's impositions. Slowly, the film exposes how the roots of Sweetie's illness have choked Kay's own development. Can she be released?
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Romuald et Juliette
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (6.4)
Country: France
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Coline Serreau
Cast: Daniel Auteuil / Firmine Richard / Pierre Vernier / Maxime Leroux / Isabelle Carré / Gilles Privat / Catherine Salviat / Muriel Combeau / Alexandre Basse / Aissatou Bah / Mamadou Bah / Marina M'Boa Ngong / Sambou Tati / Nicolas Serreau / Alain Tretout / Alain Fromager / Anne Kreis
Plot:
A company president gets framed with a food-poisoning scandal and the only person who can help him is the evening cleaning-woman, who always seems to be at the right place at the right time.
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Rush Week
Year: 1989
Genre: Horror
Rating: (4.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 96 min.
Director: Bob Bralver
Studio: Noble Entertainment
Cast: Pamela Ludwig / Dean Hamilton / Roy Thinnes / Donald Grant / Courtney Gebhart / John Donovan / David Denney / Todd Eric Andrews / Laura Burkett / Edward Rayden / Mark Clayman / Toni Lee / Johnna Johnson / Dominick Brascia / Kathleen Kinmont / Heidi Holicker / Gregg Allman / Ray Bickel / Dean Wein / Darrell Zwerling
Plot:
When Toni Daniels, an ambitious student reporter, goes in search of an exciting story, she discovers the dark secrets of Tambers College. Three beautiful coeds have disappeared, leaving behind some bizarre clues. Are the disappearances somehow related to the fraternity rituals of Rush Week? Are they lined to the tragic death of the dean's daughter? Skeletons pop up from every closet and veiled threats fly as Toni follows the twisting trail of clues that leads to an intense and shocking surprise ending.
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Mindfield
Year: 1989
Genre: Thriller
Rating: (4.6)
Country: Canada
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Studio: Allegro Film Productions Inc.
Cast: Michael Ironside / Lisa Langlois / Christopher Plummer / Stefan Wodoslawsky / Sean McCann / Robert Morelli / George Sperdakos / Claire Rodger / Eugene A. Clark / James Bearden / Harvey Atkin / Howard Jerome / Tom Rack / Kenneth W. Roberts / Aubert Pallascio / Michael McGill / Barbara Jones / Jacob Tierney / Antony Parr / Michael Sinelnikoff
Plot:
When a police detective kills a criminal, this traumatic event triggers a locked memory, he didn't know he had, of him being a subject of a CIA experiment.
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Miss Firecracker
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (5.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 102 min.
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Studio: Guadalupe Productions
Cast: Holly Hunter / Alfre Woodard / Mary Steenburgen / Tim Robbins / Scott Glenn / Trey Wilson / Ann Wedgeworth / Amy Wright / Veanne Cox / Christine Lahti / Bert Remsen / Kathleen Chalfant / Lori Hayes
Plot:
A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
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Listen to Me
Year: 1989
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (5.4)
Country: United States
Runtime: 107 min.
Director: Douglas Day Stewart
Studio: Weintraub Entertainment Group
Cast: Kirk Cameron / Jami Gertz / Roy Scheider / Amanda Peterson / Tim Quill / Christopher Atkins / George Wyner / Anthony Zerbe / Yeardley Smith / Quinn Cummings / Jason Gould / Moon Unit Zappa
Plot:
It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family.
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Laser Mission
Year: 1989
Genre: Thriller / Action / Adventure
Rating: (4.2)
Country: Germany / Namibia / South Africa
Runtime: 84 min.
Director: BJ Davis
Studio: Karat Film
Cast: Brandon Lee / Debi A. Monahan / Ernest Borgnine / Graham Clarke / Werner Pochath / Maureen Lahoud / Pierre Knoesen / BJ Davis / Richard Cox / Gerry de Somma / Lisa Griffin / Mark Hodgetts / Karl Johnson / Ramolao Makhene / Petro Mchunu / Vic Mundy
Plot:
A CIA agent is sent to get Professor Braun before the KGB can seize him as the Prof's knowledge, together with a recently stolen diamond, could be used to make a laser cannon.
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富貴再三逼人
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (6.2)
Country: Hong Kong SAR China
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Stephen Shin
Studio: D & B Films Co. Ltd.
Cast: Bill Tung / Lydia Shum Tin-Ha / Elsie Chan / Loletta Lee / Pauline Kwan / Frances Yip Lai-Yee / Lowell Lo / Eric Tsang / Chan San-Hiu / Teresa Carpio / Ng Man-Tat / Kwan Chiu-Chung / Hung Leung-Sek / Law Ching-Ho / Tony Leung Hung Wah / Liu Chun-Hung / Hui Ying-Ying / Cheng Siu-Ping / Ho Chi-Moon / Leung Oi
Plot:
The Biu Family collects their lottery winnings in Canada and returns to Hong Kong to start a new life together, minus the second daughter due to a family quarrel of her involvement with her boyfriend. After Mrs. Biu shows off her money to her old friends at her bank, she loses it all in a robbery. Now, void of their new found wealth, the Biu Family must start over from scratch again.
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In and Out
Year: 1989
Genre: Animation
Rating: (0)
Country: Canada
Runtime: 9 min.
Director: David Fine
Plot:
Animated short film by David Fine and Alison Snowden
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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!
Year: 1989
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Music
Rating: (6.6)
Country: Canada / United States
Runtime: 104 min.
Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Cast: Michael Paré / Marina Orsini / Bernie Coulson / Matthew Laurance / Michael Fennell
Plot:
In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will have to struggle with its anonymity.
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Cousins
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Rating: (6.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 109 min.
Director: Joel Schumacher
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Ted Danson / Isabella Rossellini / Sean Young / William Petersen / Lloyd Bridges / Norma Aleandro / Keith Coogan / George Coe / Katharine Isabelle / Alex Bruhanski / Stephen E. Miller / Gordon Currie / Saffron Henderson / Michele Goodger / Andrea Mann / Mark Frank / LeRoy Schulz / Gloria Harris / John Civitarese / Kate Danson
Plot:
Two couples go to a mutual friends wedding, and end up swapping partners.
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Beverly Hills Vamp
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy / Horror
Rating: (3.8)
Runtime: 88 min.
Director: Fred Olen Ray
Cast: Britt Ekland / Eddie Deezen / Tim Conway Jr. / Tom Shell / Michelle Bauer / Jillian Kesner / Debra Lamb / Jay Richardson / Brigitte Burdine / Ralph Lucas / Robert Quarry / Dawn Wildsmith / Tony Lorea / Pat McCormick
Plot:
Kyle, Brock and Russell are three aspiring filmmakers new in Hollywood. They phone up an escort ad and take a trip to a Beverly Hills mansion, but unfortunately for them the call girls turn out to be fiendish vixens of the undead …
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Nato per combattere
Year: 1989
Genre: Action / Thriller / War
Rating: (4)
Country: Italy / Philippines
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Bruno Mattei
Cast: Brent Huff / Mary Stavin / Werner Pochath / John van Dreelen / Romano Puppo / Massimo Vanni / Luciano Pigozzi / Claudio Fragasso
Plot:
The ever watchable Brent Huff headlines here as super tough Vietnam Veteran Sam Woods, a one man army ala Rambo, in this typically entertaining action flick from the one and only and very sadly missed, Bruno Mattei.
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Blades
Year: 1989
Genre: Horror / Comedy
Rating: (4.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 101 min.
Director: Thomas R. Rondinella
Studio: Finnegan International Motion Pictures
Cast: Robert North / Jeremy Whelan / Victoria Scott / Holly Stevenson / William Towner / Peter Wray / Charlie Quinn / Bruce Katlin / Lee Devin / Bill Kimble / Donald Jackson / Hank Berkheimer / Anne Haddad / Andy Fertal / Larry Stromberg / Kara Callahan / Richard Gross
Plot:
People are showing up sliced and diced at Tall Grass Country Club. Norman, the owner of the club, wants to avoid undue publicity on the eve of the televised pro-am tournament, and encourages new pro Roy to get to the bottom of the killings quietly. Roy has a history of alcohol problems since he choked while playing a big tournament years before, and Kelly, who feels she should have been hired as the new pro, isn't making the situation easier for him, insisting they cancel the tournament until the killer can be stopped. After a seedy character named Deke Slater is arrested, the owner relaxes, but Roy and Kelly begin to feel that Deke's rantings about a runaway lawnmower aren't so far-fetched after all, and after Deke is released the three of them prepare for a battle to the death out on the uncharted fairways.
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American risciò
Year: 1989
Genre: Thriller / Action
Rating: (5.1)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 96 min.
Director: Sergio Martino
Studio: National Cinematografica
Cast: Mitch Gaylord / Donald Pleasence / Victoria Prouty / Daniel Greene / Michi Kobi / Roger Pretto / Regina Rodriguez / Darin De Paul / Judy Clayton / Glenn Maska / Carmen Lopez / Gregg Todd Davis / Sherrie Rose / Von B. von Lindenberg / Nancy Duerr / Paul Nagle Jr. / Sean P. Dunne / Stefan A. King / Joseph John Colligan / Duke Vincent
Plot:
After a stripper tricks him into filming a sex tape, Scott Edwards (Olympic Gold Medalist Mitch Gaylord), a Miami rickshaw runner, becomes embroiled in the murder of a televangelist's son when he inadvertently takes the wrong videotape. With the help of the stripper and an Asian witch, Edwards sets out to clear his name while avoiding the assassin dead-set on retrieving the tape.
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Uncle Buck
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Family
Rating: (6.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: John Hughes
Studio: Hughes Entertainment
Cast: John Candy / Jean Louisa Kelly / Gaby Hoffmann / Macaulay Culkin / Amy Madigan / Elaine Bromka / Garrett M. Brown / Laurie Metcalf / Jay Underwood / Brian Tarantina / Mike Starr / Suzanne Shepherd / William Windom / Dennis Cockrum / Joel Robinson / Colin Baumgartner / Erik Whipple / Mark Rosenthal / Doug von Nessen / Wayne Kneeland
Plot:
Buck Russell, a lovable but slovenly bachelor, suddenly becomes the temporary caretaker of his nephew and nieces after a family emergency. His freewheeling attitude soon causes tension with his older niece Tia, loyal girlfriend Chanice and just about everyone else who crosses his path.
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The Feud
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (5.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 97 min.
Director: Bill D'Elia
Studio: American Playhouse
Cast: Scott Allegrucci / Stanley Tucci / Rene Auberjonois / Gale Mayron
Plot:
All Dolph Beeler wanted was a can of paint remover when he went to Bud Bullard's hardware store in Millville. But a simple misunderstandling between two men has turned into an outright war between two towns in this outrageous comedy of errors.--Summary from container. -- WorldCat
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Old Gringo
Year: 1989
Genre: Romance / Drama / Action
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 120 min.
Director: Luis Puenzo
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Jane Fonda / Gregory Peck / Jimmy Smits / Patricio Contreras / Jenny Gag / Gabriela Roel / Sergio Calderón / Guillermo Ríos / Jim Metzler / Samuel Valadez De La Torre / Anne Pitoniak / Pedro Armendáriz Jr. / Stanley Grover / Josefina Echánove / Pedro Damián / Paul Williams
Plot:
When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who knowing that he is dying, wishes to keep his identity secret so he can determine his own fate. Though he likes Arroyo, Bierce tries to provoke the General's anger whenever possible in an attempt to get himself killed, thus avoiding suffering through his illness. Winslow is intrigued by both Bierce and Arroyo, and the men are in turn attracted to her. She becomes romantically involved with Arroyo. When Winslow learns of Bierce's true identity (a writer whose work she has loved and respected for years), she is singlemindedly determined to fulfill his dying wish. Written by E.W. DesMarais
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Ninja, Force of Assassins
Year: 1989
Genre: Action
Rating: (5.3)
Country: Hong Kong SAR China
Runtime: 79 min.
Director: Godfrey Ho
Studio: Filmark International Ltd.
Plot:
As gangster boss Cole continues his violent rivalry with the White Ninja, an interpol agent appears on the scene to try and put a stop to their antics.
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A Chorus of Disapproval
Year: 1989
Genre: Romance / Comedy / Drama
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Michael Winner
Studio: Curzon Film Distributors
Cast: Anthony Hopkins / Jeremy Irons / Prunella Scales / Lionel Jeffries / Richard Briers / Sylvia Syms / Patsy Kensit / Jenny Seagrove / Barbara Ferris / Gareth Hunt / Alexandra Pigg / Pete Lee-Wilson
Plot:
Guy Jones (Irons) moves to a small British town and joins the local amateur dramatics society as a way to meet people. However he soon finds the drama offstage far outweighs those onstage.
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The House of Usher
Year: 1989
Genre: Horror
Rating: (4.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Cast: Oliver Reed / Donald Pleasence / Romy Windsor / Rufus Swart / Norman Coombes / Philip Godawa
Plot:
An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that Roderick's brother Walter has gone insane, and Roderick himself isn't far behind. Can Ryan and Molly escape from the doomed mansion before the curse of Usher claims them as well?
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Rooftops
Year: 1989
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Crime / Action
Rating: (5.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 98 min.
Director: Robert Wise
Studio: New Visions Pictures
Cast: Jason Gedrick / Troy Byer / Eddie Velez / Tisha Campbell-Martin / Alexis Cruz / Allen Payne / Steve Love / Rafael Báez / Jamie Tirelli / Luis Guzmán / Millie Tirelli / Robert LaSardo / Jay Boryea / Rockets Redglare / Edouard DeSoto / John Canada Terrell / Bruce Smolanoff / Edythe Jason / Paul Herman / Lauren Tom
Plot:
T, as most of his friends, lives in a self-constructed 'house', built on top of an old building in the city. Their one passion is 'combat'. Combat is a dance/streetfight during which the contestants try to push each other out of the arena, while not allowed to actually touch each other. When drugdealers move into the neighbourhood and kill T's best friend he embarks on a mission to eradicate the drug-presence in the neigbourhood. His friends are reluctant to help though, knowing what happened to T's friend when he crossed them.
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Rosalie Goes Shopping
Year: 1989
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Comedy
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States / Germany
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Percy Adlon
Studio: Bayerischer Rundfunk
Cast: Marianne Sägebrecht / Brad Davis / Judge Reinhold / Erika Blumberger / Willy Harlander / John Hawkes / Patricia Zehentmayr / Courtney Kraus / Alex Winter
Plot:
Rosalie loves to shop too much to let a little thing like no money stop her. When the local shopkeepers no longer take her bad checks or bad credit cards, she's reduced to stealing from one family member to buy presents for others. It's looking pretty bleak until her daughter pushes her into buying a 'guilt gift' of a PC, complete with modem. Master shopper becomes master hacker, and Rosalie is back on top.
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Perdues dans New York
Year: 1989
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Fantasy / NEW RELEASES
Rating: (5.2)
Country: France
Runtime: 52 min.
Director: Jean Rollin
Cast: Adeline Abitbol / Catherine Herengt / Funny Abitbol / Catherine Lesret / Sophie Maret / Marie-Laurence / Mélissa / Natalie Perrey / Catherine Rival
Plot:
A dreamy film in which two women are transported from a beach in France to New York City. Separated and lost, they frantically search for one another.
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K-9
K-9
Year: 1989
Genre: Action / Comedy / Crime / NEW RELEASES
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 101 min.
Director: Rod Daniel
Set: K-9 Collection
Studio: Gordon Company
Cast: Jim Belushi / Mel Harris / Kevin Tighe / Ed O'Neill / Rando / Daniel Davis / Cotter Smith / John Snyder / Pruitt Taylor Vince / James Handy / John Castellanos / Sherman Howard / Jeff Allin / Jerry Levine / Gary Combs / David Haskell / Alan Blumenfeld / William Sadler / Marjorie Bransfield / Rick Cicetti
Plot:
The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, but Jerry Lee has a personality of his own and works only when he wants to. On the other hand, the dog is quite good at destroying Dooley's car, house and sex-life...
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Year: 1989
Genre: TVSHOW / Documentary
Rating: (7.7)
Runtime: 45 min.
Studio: A&E
Cast: Fred Melamed / Joan Lunden / Jack Perkins / Harry Smith / Peter Graves
Plot:
Biography is a documentary television series. Originally produced by CBS in 1962 and hosted by Mike Wallace, the A&E Network later re-ran it and has produced new episodes since 1987. The series has featured biographies on such people as Elvis Presley, Plácido Domingo, Pope John Paul II, Enrico Caruso, Diego Rivera, Mick Foley, Mao Zedong, and Queen Elizabeth II, and fictional characters like The Phantom, Superman, and Santa Claus. The program ended up profiling enough figures, that in 1999 A&E spun the program off into an entire network, The Biography Channel.
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Winter People
Year: 1989
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 110 min.
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Kurt Russell / Kelly McGillis / Lloyd Bridges / Mitchell Ryan / Jeffrey Meek / Don Michael Paul
Plot:
A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby's father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back.
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Parents
Year: 1989
Genre: Horror / Drama / Comedy
Rating: (5.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Bob Balaban
Studio: Vestron Pictures
Cast: Randy Quaid / Mary Beth Hurt / Sandy Dennis / Bryan Madorsky / Juno Mills-Cockell / Deborah Rush / Kathryn Grody / Graham Jarvis / Wayne Robson
Plot:
Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950s suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker.
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L.A. Bounty
Year: 1989
Genre: Thriller / Drama
Rating: (5.2)
Country: United States
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Worth Keeter
Studio: Leighton & Hilpert Productions
Cast: Sybil Danning / Wings Hauser / Blackie Dammett / Henry Darrow / Frank Doubleday / Robert Hanley / Lenore Kasdorf / Bob Minor / Robert Quarry / Van Quattro / Branscombe Richmond / J. Christopher Sullivan / Maxine Wasa
Plot:
Mayor candidate Mike Rhodes is kidnapped in his own home outside of Los Angeles by unknown, masked terrorists. His wife Kelly barely survives the attempted murder on her, and is able to identify one of the kidnappers. She's placed on the police's protection list while the investigation is ongoing. Ruger, a tough and merciless bounty hunter is out on the streets avenging her partner's death. With Kelly as her bait, Ruger starts a dangerous game to bring Cavanough, a crazed crime kingpin behind the kidnapping, out of hiding.
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Astérix et le coup du menhir
Year: 1989
Genre: Family / Animation / Adventure / Comedy
Rating: (6.3)
Country: France / Germany
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Philippe Grimond
Set: Asterix and Obelix (Animation) Collection
Studio: Gaumont
Cast: Roger Carel / Pierre Tornade / Henri Labussière / Julien Guiomar / Marie-Anne Chazel / Roger Lumont / Edgar Givry / Jean-Jacques Cramier / Henri Poirier / Jean-Claude Robbe / Gérard Croce / Patrick Préjean / Paul Bisciglia / Jeanine Forney / Paule Emanuele
Plot:
Gaullish custom requires that a would-be chief must challenge and defeat another to become the leader of two tribes. Vitalstatistix is not perturbed because of Getafix's magic potion. Getafix, however has an accident and forgets how to make it. Then Vitalstatistix is suddenly challenged.
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Troop Beverly Hills
Year: 1989
Genre: Family / Comedy / Adventure
Rating: (5.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Jeff Kanew
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Shelley Long / Craig T. Nelson / Betty Thomas / Mary Gross / Carla Gugino / Kellie Martin / Jenny Lewis / Karen Kopins / Ami Foster / Ramon Sison / Emily Schulman / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Tori Spelling / Audra Lindley / Bob Snead / David Wohl / Tom Wright / Frankie Avalon / Joyce Brothers / Mary Pat Gleason
Plot:
A Beverly Hills housewife in the middle of a divorce tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter's Wilderness Girls troop.
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帝都大戦
Year: 1989
Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction / Horror
Rating: (8)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 107 min.
Director: Takashige Ichise
Cast: Kyusaku Shimada / Kaho Minami / Naoko Nozawa / Eriko Togaki / Yousuke Saito
Plot:
The year is 1945. After the horrific fire-bombings of the Pacific War levels Japan to the ground, the government decides to consult spiritual psychics to aid them in winning the war. Unfortunately, the resentment and agony of the souls of the fire-bombing victims culminate together to revive the evil Onmyoji, Yasunori Kato. Only a young, psychically imbued apprentice of the priests will dare fight against the evil magic user. However, can this lone man possibly contend with Kato's overwhelming power?
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The Shell Seekers
Year: 1989
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 102 min.
Director: Waris Hussein
Studio: Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
Cast: Angela Lansbury / Irene Worth / Sam Wanamaker / Patricia Hodge / Anna Carteret / Sophie Ward / Denis Quilley / Serena Gordon / Michael Gough
Plot:
Angela Lansbury, Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, gives a touching performance as a woman who gets a second chance at life and love in this remarkable adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher's best-selling novel. After a mild heart attack at 63, Penelope Keeling is not ready to be an invalid yet...despite her children's attempts to take control of her life. She's given them everything she could over the years, but now they want Penelope to sell her most prized possession. Torn between the selfish demands of her children and her desire to hold onto cherished mementos of the past, Penelope must learn what is really important to her. She returns to the seashore, the only place she was ever truly free, in an unforgettable odyssey that will take her back to her home, her heart and another chance for happiness.
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The McPherson Tape
Year: 1989
Genre: Thriller / Science Fiction / Horror
Rating: (6.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 65 min.
Director: Dean Alioto
Studio: Vidatron Entertainment Group
Cast: Tommy Giavocchini / Patrick Kelley / Shirly McCalla / Stacey Shulman / Christine Staples / Laura Tomas / Dean Alioto / Kay Parten / Ginny Klekker / Rose Schneider
Plot:
On October 8th, 1983, the McPherson family gathered together to celebrate the 5th birthday of Michelle, the littlest member of their household. Everything was captured on VHS by Michael McPherson and his new camcorder — including the alien invasion.
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The Masque of the Red Death
Year: 1989
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Horror
Rating: (3)
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Cast: Frank Stallone / Brenda Vaccaro / Herbert Lom / Michelle McBride / Christine Lunde / Christobel d'Ortez / Simon Poland
Plot:
Lovely photographer Rebecca winds up in a Bavarian castle at a "Masque of the Red Death" party hosted by the wealthy Ludwig. Mayhem ensues as assorted Poe story devices start doing away with the guests.
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The January Man
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy / Thriller / Mystery / Crime
Rating: (5.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 97 min.
Director: Pat O'Connor
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Kevin Kline / Susan Sarandon / Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio / Harvey Keitel / Danny Aiello / Rod Steiger / Alan Rickman / Faye Grant / Kenneth Welsh / Jayne Haynes / Brian Tarantina / Bruce MacVittie / Bill Cobbs / Greg Walker / Tandy Cronyn / Bill Cwikowski
Plot:
Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police.
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The Fabulous Baker Boys
Year: 1989
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (6.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 114 min.
Director: Steve Kloves
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Jeff Bridges / Michelle Pfeiffer / Beau Bridges / Ellie Raab / Xander Berkeley / Jennifer Tilly / Dakin Matthews / Ken Lerner / Albert Hall / Terri Treas / Gregory Itzin / Bradford English / David Coburn
Plot:
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.
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The Big Picture
Year: 1989
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Christopher Guest
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Kevin Bacon / Emily Longstreth / J.T. Walsh / Jennifer Jason Leigh / Michael McKean / Kim Miyori / Teri Hatcher / Dan Schneider / Jason Gould / Tracy Brooks Swope / Don Franklin / Gary Kroeger / Alice Hirson / Grant Owens / Fran Drescher / Suzy Cote / Eddie Albert / June Lockhart / Stephen Collins / Roddy McDowall
Plot:
Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once production gets rolling, corporate reality begins to intervene: Nick is unable to control a series of compromises to his high-minded vision, and it's all he can do to maintain his integrity in the midst of filmmaking chaos.
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Tarzan in Manhattan
Year: 1989
Genre: Adventure / Action / TV Movie
Rating: (4.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Michael Schultz
Studio: Keller Entertainment Group
Cast: Joe Lara / Kim Crosby / James Medina / Jan-Michael Vincent / Tony Curtis
Plot:
Tarzan goes to New York to rescue the chimp Cheetah, who has been captured by an evil animal experimenter. There, he teams up with Jane, a cab driver and daughter of an ex-cop private eye, who helps Tarzan free Cheetah and his friends.
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Steel Magnolias
Year: 1989
Genre: Romance / Drama / Comedy
Rating: (7.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: Herbert Ross
Studio: TriStar Pictures
Cast: Sally Field / Dolly Parton / Shirley MacLaine / Julia Roberts / Daryl Hannah / Olympia Dukakis / Tom Skerritt / Sam Shepard / Dylan McDermott / Kevin J. O'Connor / Bill McCutcheon / Ann Wedgeworth / Knowl Johnson / Jonathan Ward / Bibi Besch / Sandi Johnson / Carol Sutton
Plot:
This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
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Palombella rossa
Year: 1989
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (7.2)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 89 min.
Director: Nanni Moretti
Studio: Rai 1
Cast: Nanni Moretti / Silvio Orlando / Asia Argento / Mariella Valentini / Luisanna Pandolfi / Fabio Traversa / Remo Remotti / Marco Messeri / Daniele Luchetti / Carlo Mazzacurati / Raúl Ruiz
Plot:
Michele is the leader of the Italian communist party and a professional water polo player. On this day he's just lost his memory following a car accident. So he has to discover the intricacies of his life again, and he does so through the naive eyes of the anxious child he used to be - through an improvised psychoanalytic trip symbolized by the friendships and adversities of a water polo game.
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Prancer
Year: 1989
Genre: Fantasy / Family / Drama
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States / Canada
Runtime: 99 min.
Director: John D. Hancock
Set: Prancer Collection
Studio: Nelson Entertainment
Cast: Sam Elliott / Rebecca Harrell Tickell / Cloris Leachman / Abe Vigoda / Rutanya Alda / Michael Constantine / Ariana Richards / Mark Rolston / Johnny Galecki / Victor Truro / Loren Janes / John Duda / Walter Charles / Marcia Porter / Robert Zimmermann / Shirley Starnes / Michael Luciano
Plot:
Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides the reindeer in her barn and feeds it cookies, until she can return it to Santa. Her father finds the reindeer an decides to sell it to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display.
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Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder
Year: 1989
Genre: Music
Rating: (7.8)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Wayne Isham
Studio: The Company
Cast: David Gilmour / Nick Mason / Richard Wright
Plot:
Delicate Sound of Thunder is a Pink Floyd concert video taken from the A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour. It was largely filmed during the concerts running from August 19, 1988 through August 23, 1988 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, with some additional footage from June 21, 1988 and June 22, 1988 at the Place d'Armes of the Château de Versailles, Versailles, France (used to provide the performance of "The Great Gig in the Sky"). (credit - wiki)
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Next of Kin
Year: 1989
Genre: Thriller / Action / Adventure
Rating: (5.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: John Irvin
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Patrick Swayze / Liam Neeson / Adam Baldwin / Helen Hunt / Ted Levine / Bill Paxton / Michael J. Pollard / Andreas Katsulas / Del Close / Valentino Cimo / Paul Greco / Vincent Guastaferro / Ben Stiller / Paul Herman / Don Herion / Don James / Brett Hadley / Rodney Hatfield / Richard Wharton / Kelly Blair
Plot:
Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
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