1987 September Movies

 (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 he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest. They meet a few bad guys along the way to rescue Buttercup.

 (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.

 (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?.

 (1987)

Hope and Glory

  • 94%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Drama

A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2.

 (1987)

The Big Town

  • 67%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Drama

It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole's wife. Infuriated, Cole wagers everything on the craps table, including the Gem Club itself, and he and Cullen have it out. Written by Brian C. Madsen <[email protected]>

 (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.

 (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.

 (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.

 (1987)

The Curse

    • R
    • 92 min
    • Sci-Fi

    Nathan Hayes is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Hayes family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority will choose the town for the site of a new dam and recreational area. The night of a terrible storm, an unidentified, glowing object crashes on the Hayes farm and with it comes a horrible curse for the Hayes family and the members of the community. Written by Anonymous

     (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.