1987 April Movies

 (1987)

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

    • PG
    • 88 min
    • Comedy

    A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail.

     (1987)

    The Gate

    • 33%
    • PG-13
    • 85 min
    • Fantasy

    The removal of an old tree in Glen's backyard reveals a large and mysterious hole, a gateway to somewhere dangerous. Left alone for three days, brother and sister must contend with the creatures that rise up from The Gate.

     (1987)

    The Secret of My Success

    • 58%
    • PG-13
    • 111 min
    • Comedy

    Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room. Then Brantley meets Christy Wills, who happens to be one of the top executives. Believing that the best way to win her over is by posing as an executive, Brantley decides to take a position under the name Carlton Whitfield, and soon things get unexpectedly out of hand.

     (1987)

    Yôjû toshi

      • 82 min
      • Animation

      This animated Japanese film is a dark, adult-oriented thriller. A peace treaty between the Earth and the Black World, a parallel universe of spider-like aliens is coming to an end. Two cops, Taki, a human male, and Maki, a female alien, are assigned to protect a diplomat who will help secure another treaty. A radical group of aliens from the Black World are out to assassinate the diplomat and prevent the treaty; only the bond that forms between the two cops can save the Earth from destruction. Sex is strongly associated with violence in many graphic scenes; although this is intended to play a symbolic role, this theme is used excessively. The story is effective, but the film is definitely not for children or anyone easily offended.

       (1987)

      Killer Workout

        • R
        • 85 min
        • Horror

        Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda runs a local gym where all of a sudden, people are being murdered.

        21 Jump Street

          • Unrated
          • 60 min
          • Crime

          21 Jump Street is the headquarters for a squad of police officers who specialize in investigations relating to young people. Each of the Jump St. personnel was selected for their ability to pass for high school or college students, allowing them to operate undercover in areas where it is difficult for regular police officers to blend in unnoticed. Written by Marg Baskin <[email protected]>

           (1987)

          Beauty and the Beast

            • G
            • 94 min
            • Family

            Beauty is the backbone of her family. Without her nothing is ever done and no one is ever on time. But when her father angers a beast living in an enchanted castle, Beauty takes his punishment. She leaves her family and lives in the castle where, for the first time in her life, she starts to think about what she really wants. With her host only appearing at supper time, Beauty finds her own ways to amuse herself, but at night she dreams of a lost prince who constantly asks for her help. Through her choices Beauty learns what is important and what wishing can accomplish. Written by Max Vaughn

             (1987)

            Bill Cosby: 49

              • PG
              • 67 min
              • Comedy

              In this concert film, Bill Cosby muses on his nearing the big 5-0 and how that age affects men, their wives, and their children.

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              Biography

                • Unrated
                • 60 min
                • Documentary

                First hosted by veteran actor Peter Graves, and later by Jack Perkins, this popular Arts and Entertainment Network series profiled the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. The show is notable for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>

                 (1987)

                Blood Hook

                  • R
                  • 85 min
                  • Comedy

                  It's time for the annual "Muskie Madness" fishing contest, and the lake is packed with hopeful fishermen. It soon becomes apparent, however, that a psychotic serial killer has also decided to join the festivities. Although the police have determined that the killer is claiming his victims by landing them with giant fishhooks, no clear suspects can be found since everyone is using the exact same hook! What is the killer's goal? And more importantly, can the murders be stopped? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>