1987 December Movies

Overboard (1987)

Overboard

  • 50%
  • PG
  • 106 min
  • Comedy

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids.

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Empire of the Sun

  • 82%
  • PG
  • 153 min
  • Drama

The novel recounts the story of a young English boy, Jim Graham, who lives with his parents in Shanghai. After the Pearl Harbour attack, the Japanese occupy the Shanghai International Settlement, and in the following chaos Jim becomes separated from his parents.

Wall Street (1987)

Wall Street

  • 78%
  • R
  • 125 min
  • Crime

Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a Wall Street stockbroker in early 1980's New York with a strong desire to get to the top. Working for his firm during the day, he spends his spare time working an on angle with with to approach the high-powered, extremely successful (but ruthless and greedy) broker Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). Fox finally meets with Gekko, who takes the youth under his wing and explains his philosophy that "Greed is Good". Taking the advice and working closely with Gekko, Fox soon...

Moonstruck (1987)

Moonstruck

  • 93%
  • PG
  • 102 min
  • Comedy

Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her late 30s whose husband died several years earlier in a bus accident, decides it's time to get married again. So she accepts the proposal of a nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri. Loretta is convinced her first marriage was cursed because she and her husband had gotten married at City Hall; this time, she's determined to do things right, even as she admits to her mother, Rose, that she's not really in love with Johnny. (To which Rose...

Broadcast News (1987)

Broadcast News

  • 98%
  • R
  • 133 min
  • Comedy

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Good Morning, Vietnam

  • 89%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Comedy

A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on it's ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio.

*batteries Not Included (1987)

*batteries Not Included

  • 64%
  • PG
  • 106 min
  • Comedy

In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Bad Taste (1987)

Bad Taste

  • 68%
  • R
  • 91 min
  • Comedy

Derek and his friends must investigate the missing people in a small village. Then they find out its human formed aliens that are really big headed monsters that used all the people in the small village into there snack burgers. Now, Derek must save the day and the world with his chainsaw before the meat eaters strikes the whole planet. Will Derek kill all the aliens?

Throw Momma From The Train (1987)

Throw Momma From The Train

  • 62%
  • PG-13
  • 88 min
  • Comedy

Two men have someone they would dearly love dead; One his ex-wife who is making his life miserable, the other his domineering, nasty mother. What could be simpler than exchanging murders to avoid any possible complicity. Momma turns out to be a hard nut to crack, not to mention the guilt.

Ironweed (1987)

Ironweed

  • 65%
  • 143 min
  • Drama

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He...

Opera (1987)

Opera

    • 107 min
    • Horror

    A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

    A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

    A Better Tomorrow II

    • 83%
    • NONE
    • 105 min
    • Action

    Mark Gor's (Yun Fat) previously unmentioned twin brother Ken joins forces with idealistic cop Ho and his now-reformed gangster brother, Kit, both of whom return from the first film. Eventually landing on the shores of America, they embark on a complex path of revenge. Marked by intense (and in some cases, nearly over-the-top) gun battles, bloody rampages, and surprising bits of slapstick comedy, the film is director Woo's ode to the great and violent works of Sam Peckinpah.

    A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987)

    A Claymation Christmas Celebration

      • G
      • 24 min
      • Short

      Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs guide you along a typical small town's Christmas choral celebration. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay! Special Guest Stars: The California Raisins!

      A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)

      A Muppet Family Christmas

        • Unrated
        • 48 min
        • Comedy

        In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. Doc and his dog Sprocket, who had planned a quiet Christmas, end up joining the Muppets in their holiday activities and preparations.The Sesame Street regulars, including Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and others, join the festivities, but to Kermit's dismay, the only one missing is Miss Piggy, who has been caught in a snowstorm.

        Babes in Toyland (1987)

        Babes in Toyland

          • G
          • 140 min
          • Adventure

          A girl awakes in a magic world and joins a toy-master and storybook figures against an evildoer.

          Bushfire Moon

            • Unrated
            • 87 min
            • Drama

            In the Australian outback, a small boy determines to see that a nasty, curmudgeonly miser gets the Christmas spirit.

            Caribe (1987)

            Caribe

              • R
              • 90 min
              • Adventure

              Prepare to get tangled in the jungles of Belize when an arms smuggler loses her partner in a deadly shootout and finds herself on the run in the tropics of Central America. Helen is an amateur, making her money as an illegal arms trader to Central American terrorists. And as she runs for her life after the deal goes bad, she has no choice but to trusts Jeff, a British Intelligence Agent - it's a life and death chase, where passion and loyalty are easily confused...

              Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)

              Christmas Comes to Willow Creek

                • Unrated
                • 93 min
                • Documentary

                Two brothers' lives are changed forever when they hit the road to a snowbound Alaskan village. Brother Ray and Pete had been feuding for years. So, when their ailing father asks them to drive a semitruck full of gifts and supplies from California to the isolated Alaskan village of Willow Creek, they agree ---- reluctantly. Along the way, they pick up trouble when they're joined by Jessie, who is Ray's estranged wife and Pete's ex-girlfriend. Then, a blizzard strands the truck deep in the...

                Cobra Verde (1987)

                Cobra Verde

                  • 111 min
                  • Adventure

                  Based upon Bruce Chatwin's 1980 novel, The Viceroy of Ouidah, the film depicts the life of a fictional slave trader named Francisco Manoel da Silva (known as 'Cobra Verde') played by Klaus Kinski.

                  Cold Steel (1987)

                  Cold Steel

                    • R
                    • 91 min
                    • Action

                    On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine's father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge, though he's taken off the case. He doesn't suspect yet that he's also target in a diabolic plan of revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <[email protected]>