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Good Modern Movies 1989
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Movie: Dead Dudes in the House ( 1989 )
Friends go inspect an old house. They find a grave of a woman in the front yard. One of them smashes the headstone and awakens her vengeance. The dead come alive and the living can't escape as the house locks down to keep them in, forever.
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Movie: Murder Weapon ( 1989 )
Two daughters of mobsters get out of the sanitarium after having killed a boyfriend in the shower, supposedly cured and on the right track. They hold a party and invite all their old boyfriends, making all of them think there is still hope for a relationship. Then the boyfriends start disappearing one by one.
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Movie: The Bloody Video Horror That Made Me Puke on My Aunt Gertrude ( 1989 )
A murderer shoots a snuff film on rented equipment from a local video store, but accidentally returns the equipment to the store with the tape still inside the camera.
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Movie: How to Get... Revenge ( 1989 )
A dark and humorous take on how to get revenge on those that have wronged you, hosted by Linda Blair (The Exorcist).
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Movie: Terrifying Tales ( 1989 )
Three tales of horror. The first deals with a woman with a dark secret that is on the run from NASA. The second is about a murderer who has escaped from Hell and is pursued by demonic forces that are intent on taking him back. The final story is about a man who is slowly going mad and is caught up in a police investigation.
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Movie: Night Shadow ( 1989 )
Big shot TV newswoman returns home for a vacation, as several of the town's residents start dying under mysterious circumstances.
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Movie: Fatal Exposure ( 1989 )
The great grandson of the infamous Jack The Ripper is a photographer who murders women in bizarre ways. He photographs them and drinks their blood in order to increase his sexual potency. One day, he meets the girl of his dreams to carry on the family name, but he uses her to lure in more female models to murder and add to his collection. With the body count rising, Erica is unaware of her new boyfriend's hobby, and soon he starts making mistakes.
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Movie: Esmeralda Bay ( 1989 )
A priest secretly leads rebels in their struggle against the corrupt military dictatorship of the Central American country of Puerto Santo.
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Movie: Blind Fear ( 1989 )
A blind employee at a New England lodge is in danger when a gang of killers arrives to stay at the lodge.
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Movie: Face of the Enemy ( 1989 )
Face of the Enemy, a haunting psychological thriller, delivers a gripping emotional drama on the impacts of international terrorism- Years after his release from captivity as a hostage during the US embassy hostage crisis in Tehran, a former US intelligence officer comes face to face with one of his former Iranian captors in Los Angeles.
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Movie: Heartland ( 1989 )
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Movie: Deadly Innocents ( 1989 )
A murderous schizophrenic woman (Mary Crosby) takes another woman hostage as bait against her rescuers.
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Movie: Moonstalker ( 1989 )
A family of tourists vacationing in the woods and a group of camp counselors training in the same forest both find themselves being terrorized by a vicious unhinged psycho.
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Movie: Offerings ( 1989 )
Ten years after he was pushed down a well, a young man kills off the neighborhood bullies who tormented him and leaves their body parts as presents for the one girl who was kind to him.
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Movie: Posed for Murder ( 1989 )
A model poses nude for men's magazines and acts in slasher movies. Her psycho bodybuilder boyfriend gets jealous and starts killing other men.
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Movie: Fatal Images ( 1989 )
A crazy serial killer kills himself by sealing his soul in to his camera. Years later a woman buys the camera, and everyone she photographs begins being tracked down and killed by the killers spirit.
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Movie: Trapper County War ( 1989 )
A pair of city boys get in trouble with a backwoods North Carolina family, when the boys try to stop the abuse of the family's step daughter. A pair of locals decide to step up to help the boys and the girl.
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Movie: A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation ( 1989 )
It showed the process it took to write the Constitution of the United States.
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Movie: Death Doll ( 1989 )
A woman is stalked by a killer who is obsessed with leaving dolls at the scene of the crime.
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Movie: Danger USA ( 1989 )
An actress takes revenge on a murderous team of sadistic Russian spies bent on locating the mysterious dream machine her father invented.
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Movie: Liberty & Bash ( 1989 )
Liberty, Bash, and their friend Jesse served together in a war in Central America. Now Liberty and Bash work with youths, helping them stay out of crime and becoming a positive part of the community. But Jesse has gotten mixed up with drug lords, and when he turns up dead, it's up to Liberty & Bash to declare another war, this time on the home front.
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Movie: Who Shot Pat? ( 1989 )
A coming-of-age tale set in Brooklyn during the late '50s which centers around the high school life of a group of teens that have to deal with racial tensions at their interracial vocational high school.
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Movie: Prime Suspect ( 1989 )
The only witness to a young woman's murder has a nervous breakdown, is institutionalized, and escapes, tracking down the murderer.
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Movie: Alexa ( 1989 )
Alexa is very attentive to her customer's requests, but soon realizes that prostitution has limited long term career potential. She meets Tony, a scriptwriter who is writing a piece on prostitutes. Alexa falls for him, and decides to leave the profession. But her pimp has other ideas.
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Movie: Terror on Highway 91 ( 1989 )
A police deputy in a small town grows more and more disgusted with the rampant corruption and brutality practiced by the sheriff and his fellow officers.
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Movie: Strike of the Panther ( 1989 )
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Movie: The Man in the Brown Suit ( 1989 )
An American woman is getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa.
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Movie: War Requiem ( 1989 )
A movie with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include World War I soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier (Wilfred Owen) and a nurse (his bride) during World War I. It also includes actual footage of contemporary wars (World War II, Vietnam, Angola, et cetera).
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Movie: The Accidental Tourist ( 1989 )
An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.
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Movie: Finish Line ( 1989 )
In order to get better results, a young athlete starts using steroids and begins his downfall.
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Movie: Winter People ( 1989 )
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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Movie: Beaches ( 1989 )
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
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Movie: Intruder ( 1989 )
The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.
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Movie: The Experts ( 1989 )
Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB agents to be hip like Americans.
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Movie: DeepStar Six ( 1989 )
At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.
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Movie: The January Man ( 1989 )
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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Movie: Talk Radio ( 1989 )
A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
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Movie: Gleaming the Cube ( 1989 )
A young avid skateboarder uncovers a government conspiracy while investigating his adoptive brother's mysterious death.
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Movie: Cameron's Closet ( 1989 )
A father who experiments with his son's psychokinetic powers is unaware that these experiments release a demon from hell, which lives in his son's closet, preparing to take over the young boys soul.
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Movie: Platoon Leader ( 1989 )
A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don't respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander
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Movie: Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel ( 1989 )
During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.
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Movie: The Ryan White Story ( 1989 )
The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
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Movie: Big Bad Mama II ( 1989 )
It's 1934, and the evil local land baron forecloses on Angie's place, and she and her two daughters must leave and continue their life of crime. A reporter witnesses their heist of a bank, and helps them become folk legends by writing a story about them. After a time the evil land baron wants to run for governor, and Angie and her daughters kidnap his son and turn him into a gangster in order to discredit his father and his run for governor.
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Movie: Desperate for Love ( 1989 )
The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.
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Movie: The Terror Within ( 1989 )
When a chemical warfare leaves the world barren and filled with mutated monsters, a band of survivors in a underground complex battles one of the creatures who was able to break in.
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Movie: Cohen and Tate ( 1989 )
When a little boy witnesses a mob hit, he is kidnapped by two professional assassins who are not what they seem.
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Movie: Three Fugitives ( 1989 )
A reformed bank robber is taken hostage by a desperate man during a bank hold up, but is forced to go on the run with his captor when they're both mistakenly thought to be in cahoots.
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Movie: Physical Evidence ( 1989 )
A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
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Movie: Parents ( 1989 )
A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers.
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Movie: Mississippi Burning ( 1989 )
Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
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Movie: Pin ( 1989 )
Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.
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Movie: Dr. Alien ( 1989 )
Dr. Ackerman, the biology teacher at the local college, meets with an untimely demise when chased by a UFO. Wesley, one of his students, is having trouble attracting women. That all changes when bombshell Ms. Xenobia takes over Ackerman's class and persuades Wesley to participate in some vitamin research she and her assistant Drax are conducting. Suddenly Wesley has become very desirable, despite the fleshy antenna that grows out of his head during excitement. His newfound success threatens to alienate the girl he really cares about (Leeanne), and Xenobia's motives may have something to do with the fact that she is not of this earth.
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Movie: Farewell to the King ( 1989 )
An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.
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Movie: Two to Tango ( 1989 )
Jim Conrad, a reluctant hitman, is ordered to Buenos Aires to complete one last contract. The task becomes complicated when the intended victim proves to be a well-protected man accompanied by a beautiful mistress who has caught Conrad's eye.
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Movie: Who's Harry Crumb? ( 1989 )
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
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Movie: Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects ( 1989 )
A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.
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Movie: Her Alibi ( 1989 )
A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt his first assessment. He is still falling for her, but more and more nervous as time passes, and there are more close calls with death on his part.
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Movie: Wicked Stepmother ( 1989 )
A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private detective and a suspended police officer to try and stop the witches.
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Movie: Hateman ( 1989 )
A woman is gang raped by backwoods locals and a crazed, Vietnam veteran comes to her rescue.
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Movie: Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal ( 1989 )
A luxury callgirl was killed and the policeman who investigates the case discovers some video tapes with pornographical contents which the victim has recorded obviously in order to blackmail important personalities.
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Movie: The Gang of Four ( 1989 )
A drama following 4 women at stage school. Considered by some to be the summation of director Jacques Rivette's work as a whole.
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Movie: Cousins ( 1989 )
Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.
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Movie: The Fly II ( 1989 )
The almost-human son of "Brundlefly" searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father's experiments.
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Movie: Tap ( 1989 )
Just released from prison, Max Washington must decide which of his previous professions to return to: burglar or tap dancer.
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Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson ( 1989 )
Ken Malansky is a law student attending a class being taught by Perry Mason. When a friend tells him that his girlfriend was assaulted by a fellow student, Ken rushes to the university's mock courtroom to confront him and finds him dead. The murder weapon was Ken's own knife. Perry is reluctant to take on his case, especially since the victim was the son of a close friend.
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Movie: Babycakes ( 1989 )
Grace, an overweight girl, spends her Christmas trying to start up a romance with a guy who controls the subway she boards for work each day.
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Movie: Redneck Zombies ( 1989 )
A barrel of radioactive waste is lost out in the woods. Some demented rednecks find it and use it as part of their still. Everybody who drinks the liquor they produced turns into zombies.
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Movie: The 'Burbs ( 1989 )
An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.
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Movie: The Mighty Quinn ( 1989 )
When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
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Movie: Fists of Steel ( 1989 )
Street violence, drugs and terrorists. This is the story of one man who has had enough.
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Movie: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure ( 1989 )
Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
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Movie: Paperhouse ( 1989 )
A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.
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Movie: True Believer ( 1989 )
A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.
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Movie: Swimsuit ( 1989 )
Mrs. Allison is the owner of the Saltare Swimsuit company. Her top man Brian, and his not so bright assitant Willard have to find men and women that can be prospective models for her swimwear. The movie looks at the personal life of many of the young hopefuls. The men and women take strenuous photo shoots and workouts, but few will be chosen.
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Movie: Glory! Glory! ( 1989 )
A radio preacher's operation is controlled by his honest but colorless son. When the preacher is promoted into a media superstar by a savvy huckster, the son is left behind.
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Movie: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka ( 1989 )
In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.
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Movie: The Toxic Avenger Part II ( 1989 )
The Toxic Avenger is tricked into traveling to Tokyo to search for his estranged father, leaving Tromaville open to complete domination by an evil corporation.
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Movie: Dangerous Liaisons ( 1989 )
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.
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Movie: American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt ( 1989 )
Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ninjas.
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Movie: Powwow Highway ( 1989 )
Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride and identity through traditional and mystical means of gathering power. His high school friend, who is a Vietnam War Veteran, is exerting power as a highly principled social activist, using a modern rational materialist adversarial model of progress.
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Movie: High Hopes ( 1989 )
The life of a working class couple living in London and their complicated relationships with other members of the family.
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Movie: Get Smart, Again! ( 1989 )
Smart is called back to duty as KAOS is back causing trouble again with a 'weather machine'.
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Movie: Naked Lie ( 1989 )
They are the perfect, and politically correct, couple. He is a judge, she is a high profile attorney. When she takes on a sensational murder case, the trail leads right to her own front door.
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Movie: Return of the Family Man ( 1989 )
A group of tourists from different corners of the world are planning to stay in an abandoned house, which happens to be the place where an insane serial killer massacred his complete family ten years ago. Unfortunately for them, he eventually finds the way out from a prison bus and returns on the spot.
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Movie: Plain Clothes ( 1989 )
To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.
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Movie: Witchcraft ( 1989 )
A new mother and her child move into her mother-in-law's dark old mansion. She soon begns to suspect that neither the house nor her mother-in-law are quite what they seem to be.
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Movie: Don't Panic ( 1989 )
On his seventeenth birthday, Michael unwittingly unlocks the evil forces of a Ouija board.
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Movie: Out Cold ( 1989 )
Sunny is married to the butcher Ernie; their marriage is about to end as both of them have affairs. Thus Sunny hires Lester Atlas as private investigator in order to collect proofs for the divorce. One evening drunken Ernie and his partner Dave have a fight in the butchery with the result of Ernie getting knocked out in the fridge where he dies during the night. But it was not Dave's fault but intentional murder by Sunny. Only Lester has proofs so Sunny kills him, too. Thus she only has to kill Dave to get rid of all witnesses, but he can free himself out of the fridge and wants to take revenge...
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Movie: Scandal ( 1989 )
Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.
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Movie: Malarek ( 1989 )
Based on Victor Malarek's best-selling autobiography, this is the true story of a streetwise kid who emerges from a violent and unjust background to become one of journalism's top reporters.
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Movie: Lean on Me ( 1989 )
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.
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Movie: Skin Deep ( 1989 )
A womanizing alcoholic writer, whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams, repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends.
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Movie: Dream a Little Dream ( 1989 )
An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.
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Movie: Those She Left Behind ( 1989 )
Real estate agent Scott Grimes and his wife are expecting their first child. But Scott's dreams of a happy life come crashing down when Sue dies during childbirth, leaving a shellshocked Scott to care for their infant daughter. Though he turns to his mother-in-law, Margaret, and others for help, Scott is overwhelmed by both his grief and the strain of being a single parent, and he begins to think about offering little Katie up for adoption.
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Movie: Deadly Reactor ( 1989 )
In a post-apocalypse world inhabited by the Amish, a roving gang led by the corpulent Hog is making life miserable for the peaceful townspeople. Only one lone gunfighter dares to stand in their way. He never draws first - he's the reactor!
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Movie: Nightbreaker ( 1989 )
Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's, exposed to atomic bomb radiation in the Nevada desert-- will Brown help the man uncover the truth? In 1950's Nevada, Brown (played by Emilio Estevez) is a young psychiatrist and a guest of the U.S. Army, where soldiers were routinely exposed to excessive radiation. The young Brown and a colleague interview soldiers, who show their ignorance and insouciance in the face of this danger. The movie intercuts scenes between the young Alexander Brown and older Alexander Brown, some thirty years after the nuclear tests. Will the decorated psychiatrist finally speak out on the atrocity he witnessed?
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Movie: Hell Hunters ( 1989 )
A Nazi scientist, wanted as a war criminal, develops a spider serum that turns people into fascist Nazi zombies. A pair of investigators who have devoted their lives to hunting down Nazi war criminals set out to stop him.
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Movie: Police Academy 6: City Under Siege ( 1989 )
Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.
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Movie: New York Stories ( 1989 )
A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.
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