1988 March Movies

Johnny Be Good (1988)

Johnny Be Good

    • R
    • 91 min
    • Comedy

    It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and give up his football career?

    Stand and Deliver (1988)

    Stand and Deliver

    • 73%
    • PG
    • 103 min
    • Drama

    Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.

    Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)

    Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

      • R
      • 90 min
      • Comedy

      Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Spanish: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) is a 1988 Spanish comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas. The film that brought Almodóvar to widespread international attention, it was nominated for the 1989 Academy Award for Best Foreign-language film, and won five Goya Awards including Best Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Maura. The actual title refers in Spanish to "un ataque...

      Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)

      Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach

        • PG
        • 90 min
        • Comedy

        The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy's commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group of jewel thieves after their stolen loot that Lassard unknowingly has in his possession.

        A New Life (1988)

        A New Life

          • PG-13
          • 104 min
          • Comedy

          Steve Giardino, an abrasive workaholic Wall Streeter, and his wife Jackie divorce after twenty-six years of marriage and find themselves thrust back into the dating world in middle age and in search of a new life.

          Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)

          Alamo: The Price of Freedom

            • G
            • 37 min
            • Short

            The whole reason the IMAX was built in Rivercenter Mall in San Antonio was to play this movie. It plays every day and is a tear jerker. It covers the fall of the Alamo and is a very poignant portrayal of the men who gave their lives for Texas Independence. After you see it, you can walk over to the Alamo and see where everything took place.

            And God Created Woman (1988)

            And God Created Woman

            • 38%
            • R
            • 100 min
            • Comedy

            In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out of prison, but soon decides to seduce James Tiernan, who runs for state governor.

            Biloxi Blues (1988)

            Biloxi Blues

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

            Based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, "Biloxi Blues" is the sequel to Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs." It takes up with the story of Eugene Jerome as he is on his way to boot camp in Mississippi to train for WWII. He learns the hardships of war through boot camp, to accept other people's differences, falls in love and loses his virginity to a prostitute. He and the other young men must endure the rigorous training and abuse from their drill sergeant played by Christopher Walken.

            Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988)

            Bonanza: The Next Generation

              • PG
              • 93 min
              • Western

              This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons. Ben and Hoss have passed on, and Little Joe is MIA; he went with Teddy Roosevelt and is currently missing. Ben's brother, Aaron is now in charge of the Ponderosa, and Little Joe's wife Annie also lives there. His son, Benjamin has come back fom the East. Charlie Poke is a man who owes his life to Ben Cartwright and is now the ranch foreman, and is not exactly on good...

              Broken Angel (1988)

              Broken Angel

                • Unrated
                • 100 min
                • Documentary

                A man (William Shatner) combs Los Angeles for his missing daughter, and discovers she belongs to a gang dealing in crack.

                - Written by

                anonymous

                D.O.A. (1988)

                D.O.A.

                • 61%
                • R
                • 96 min
                • Mystery

                Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney Fuller.

                Dominick & Eugene (1988)

                Dominick & Eugene

                  • PG-13
                  • 111 min
                  • Drama

                  Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must decide between his devotion to his brother, or his need to go away to complete his training. Things are also not helped by Dominick's co-worker, or Eugene's budding romance.

                  Drug Runners (1988)

                  Drug Runners

                    • Unrated
                    • 86 min
                    • Action

                    DEA agent chases a drug king pin to his operation in Mexico and kills him.

                    Epitaph (1988)

                    Epitaph

                      • Unrated
                      • 94 min
                      • Horror

                      A family must keep moving from town to town because the mother is a psychotic axe murderer who keeps flipping out and murdering people.

                      - Written by

                      Anonymous

                      Frankenstein General Hospital (1988)

                      Frankenstein General Hospital

                        • R
                        • 90 min
                        • Comedy

                        Dr. Bob Frankenstein (Mark Blankfield) is the great-great grandson of Victor. Unlike Victor, however, he is working at a Los Angeles General Hospital as an intern under the name of Dr. Robert Frankenheimer. What his coworkers do not know, however, is that he has a laboratory, which is in B&W while everything else is in color (because it has been "drained of color", Bob says) and along with his dimwitted, two left-legged hunch-back Iggy, he intends to create the perfect human to...

                        God Bless the Child (1988)

                        God Bless the Child

                          • PG-13
                          • 93 min
                          • Drama

                          Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters. Written by Herman Seifer <[email protected]>

                          Gore Vidal's Lincoln (1988)

                          Gore Vidal's Lincoln

                            • 188 min
                            • Drama

                            The progress of the war is seen through Lincoln’s eyes, a very human figure as he contends with Generals who won’t fight and politicians who scheme to usurp him. His wife (Mary Tyler Moore) is driven to the edge of madness by the death of her son and her deteriorating mental health causes him great pain. But after a war more ferocious and bloody than anyone has imagines possible, Lincoln lives just long enough to see his vision realizes before his life is cut tragically by an assassins...

                            Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

                            Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers

                              • R
                              • 75 min
                              • Comedy

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                              Inherit the Wind (1988)

                              Inherit the Wind

                                • Unrated
                                • 96 min
                                • Drama

                                A teacher has taught about evolution in a small town in Tennessee. He has violated state law by doing this. Two great lawyers appear, one to assist in his defense, the other to help prosecute him. The town is divided in many ways which become apparent as the trial progresses. This is a dramatization of the Scopes Monkey Trial that pitted William Jennings Bryan against Clarence Darrow in a real case. Written by John Vogel <[email protected]>

                                Junior Size 36 (1988)

                                Junior Size 36

                                • 86%
                                • Unrated
                                • 88 min
                                • Romance

                                Lili, a pouty and voluptuous 14-year-old, is caravan camping with her family in Biarritz. She's self-aware and holds her own in a café conversation with a concert pianist she meets, but she has a wild streak and she's testing her powers over men, finding that she doesn't always control her moods or actions, and she's impatient with being a virgin. She sets off with her brother to a disco, latching onto an aging playboy who is himself hot and cold to her. She is...