1987 September Movies

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride

  • 97%
  • PG
  • 98 min
  • Adventure

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, and Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. On the way...

Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser

  • 63%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Horror

A man finds he is given more than he bargains for when he solves the puzzle of the Lamont Configuration - a doorway to hell. But his ex-lover has found a way of bringing him back, and his niece, Kirsty Lawrence, finds herself bargaining with the Cenobites, angels to some, demons to others, whose greatest pleasure is the greatest pain.

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fatal Attraction

  • 78%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Drama

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Callagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?.

Baby Boom (1987)

Baby Boom

  • 76%
  • PG
  • 110 min
  • Comedy

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Ghoulies II (1987)

Ghoulies II

    • 89 min
    • Comedy

    The Ghoulies are back in this sequel in which they take over a traveling carnival giving a park full of teenagers a night they'll never forget.

    Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

    Amazon Women on the Moon

    • 64%
    • R
    • 85 min
    • Comedy

    A series of short sketches, most of which parody late-night television and the low-budget movies one often finds there. Other skits include a man being attacked by his apartment, a funeral hosted by classic comedians, and a teen-age boy's big night turning into a nightmare.

    Barfly (1987)

    Barfly

    • 78%
    • R
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    Downtrodden writer Henry (Mickey Rourke) and distressed goddess Wanda (Faye Dunaway) aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.

    The Pick-up Artist (1987)

    The Pick-up Artist

    • 55%
    • PG-13
    • 81 min
    • Comedy

    A womanizer meets his match when he falls for the daughter of a mobster.

    A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

    A Prayer for the Dying

      • R
      • 107 min
      • Action

      Jack Higgins' straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into "one last job"

      Assault and Matrimony (1987)

      Assault and Matrimony

        • PG
        • 100 min
        • Comedy

        Silvia and Edgar have been married for a long time, but can't stand each other now. But a divorce would mean having to sell their dream house, which both of them want to keep. Instead they both secretly decide the answer is to kill the other. Written by Brian W Martz <[email protected]>

        Banzai Runner (1987)

        Banzai Runner

          • Unrated
          • 88 min
          • Action

          A highway patrolman goes after a ring of hit-and-run drivers known as "Banzai runners," who have fast, expensive cars and stage illegal, dangerous high-speed races on the freeways at night.

          Best Seller (1987)

          Best Seller

            • R
            • 110 min
            • Crime

            Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold.

            Blue Monkey (1987)

            Blue Monkey

              • R
              • 96 min
              • Horror

              While working in a greenhouse, a man receives an insect bite after touching an exotic plant. Immediately, he falls ill and is taken to an emergency room where the doctors diagnose him as suffering from an unknown bacteria, and a strange parasite which emerges from his mouth as a large slimy wormlike creature. Soon, there are more cases of bacterial infection, but the more immediate problem for the hospital is the wormlike creature which after accidental exposure to a genetic growth stimulant...

              China Girl (1987)

              China Girl

                • R
                • 89 min
                • Crime

                Director Abel Ferrara updates ROMEO AND JULIET in this neon-drenched tale of Italian and Chinese gang relations in lower Manhattan. With Canal Street as their border, Little Italy's and Chinatown's respective mobs have co-existed peacefully for years, but when a Chinese restaurant opens on the wrong side of the street, conflict ignites between Mercury (David Caruso) and Tsu Shin (Russell Wong), the young hotheads of each gang. The situation gets even more explosive when Shin's over-protected...

                Damned If You Don't (1987)

                Damned If You Don't

                  • Unrated
                  • 42 min
                  • Short

                  "Damned If You Don't is a real prize. Beautifully shot in black and white, it blends conventional narrative technique with impressionistic camerawork, symbols and voicovers to create an intimate study of sexual expression and repression. It begins with footage from a stylish old potboiler about an isolated convent, whose tale of passions leashed and unleashed provides the leitmotif for a young lesbian who watches it and the lonely nun she pursues and seduces. As the two women's...

                  Dennis the Menace (1987)

                  Dennis the Menace

                    • G
                    • 118 min
                    • Family

                    This movie puts Henk Ketcham's comic figure 'Dennis' into real life: While digging in his front garden, Dennis finds a big bone. To prove it's from a dinosaur, he persudades his father to invite an old buddy of him, Bowen Skyler III, who's a famous 'dinosaur hunter'. Being desperate for publicity, Skyler informs press and television... and starts a paleontologic dig in their front garden!

                    - Written by

                    Tom Zoerner...

                    Epidemic (1987)

                    Epidemic

                      • 106 min
                      • Drama

                      The second of Trier's films known collectively as the Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991). Co-written by Niels Vørsel, the film focuses on the screenwriting process. Vørsel and von Trier play themselves, coming up with a last-minute script for a producer. This story is intercut with scenes from the film they write, in which von Trier plays a renegade doctor trying to cure a modern-day epidemic. In an ironic twist, the doctor...

                      Evil Spawn (1987)

                      Evil Spawn

                        • Unrated
                        • 70 min
                        • Horror

                        Microbes are brought back to earth via a space probe from Venus. A scientist is using them in experiments on ageing, but dies before the work is finished. His assistant approaches an ageing actress who is being passed by for the lead roles, and she injects the serum hoping to become young again. When the actress is still passed up for the plum roles, the alien bacterium transforms her into a hideous bug-like alien resulting in a predictable attrition problem amongst her detractors. Written...

                        Field of Honor (1987)

                        Field of Honor

                          • 87 min
                          • Drama
                          Five Corners (1987)

                          Five Corners

                          • 75%
                          • R
                          • 90 min
                          • Drama

                          A girl's boyfriend and a civil-rights protester protect her from a crazed hoodlum in the 1964 Bronx.