1989 August Movies

The Abyss (1989)

The Abyss

  • 88%
  • PG-13
  • 139 min
  • Adventure

After a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks in a remote part of the ocean floor, a team of divers on a prototype underwater oil rig are pressed into service by the U.S. Navy in a rescue attempt. When a hurricane cuts off contact between the surface and the underwater depths, the crew begin to see evidence of a strange, possibly alien intelligence at work. While chief Bud Brigman (Ed Harris) bickers with his ex-wife and boss (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), the Navy commander begins to grow...

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

  • 98%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Drama

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Uncle Buck (1989)

Uncle Buck

  • 64%
  • PG
  • 100 min
  • Comedy

Uncle Buck has a reputation for being unreliable and a bit of a house wrecker. It is therefore with reluctance, his sister-in-law agrees to leave Buck looking after the kids (two harmless youngsters and a rebelious teenager) when she visits her sick father.

Little Monsters (1989)

Little Monsters

    • PG
    • 100 min
    • Comedy

    A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

      • R
      • 89 min
      • Horror

      Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?

      Casualties of War (1989)

      Casualties of War

      • 83%
      • R
      • 113 min
      • Drama

      During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

      Lock Up (1989)

      Lock Up

      • 17%
      • R
      • 115 min
      • Action

      Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day.

      Meet the Feebles (1989)

      Meet the Feebles

        • R
        • 94 min
        • Comedy

        Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her. And with all the world waiting for the show, the assorted co-stars must contend with drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, drug dealing, and murder. Meanwhile the love between two of the stars is threatened by Trevor the Rat, who wishes to exploit the young starlet for use in his porno movie.

        Shirley Valentine (1989)

        Shirley Valentine

        • 67%
        • R
        • 108 min
        • Comedy

        Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.

        A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

        A Chorus of Disapproval

          • 92 min
          • Comedy

          A shy widower (JEREMY IRONS) moves to a small seaside community and joins the local amateur theatre group. A production of A Beggar’s Opera is being rehearsed by a scruffy solicitor (ANTHONY HOPKINS), the show’s director. Before long, Irons discovers that the drama on stage is nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes -- seduction, romance, factional in-fighting to rival the Balkans, and the inevitable jealousy as he emerges as the local Lothario. Adapted for the screen by Alan...

          Angels of the City (1989)

          Angels of the City

            • Unrated
            • 89 min
            • Action

            College girls dressed as hookers for a sorority initiation ceremony are kidnapped by pimps.

            Blind Fury (1989)

            Blind Fury

            • 58%
            • R
            • 86 min
            • Action

            A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

            Blood Red (1989)

            Blood Red

              • R
              • 91 min
              • Drama

              Set in the Napa Valley in 1895, an immigrant family struggles to keep their vineyards from industrialists.

              Breaking Point (1989)

              Breaking Point

                • Unrated
                • 100 min
                • Thriller

                Pike is an American agent who is captured by the Nazis who want the date of Normandy attack. When they can't get the information through torture they try something totally different. Written by saad <[email protected]>

                Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (1989)

                Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

                  • Unrated
                  • 59 min

                  A documentary about the legendary Jazz player Charlie (Bird) Parker.

                  Cheetah (1989)

                  Cheetah

                  • 50%
                  • G
                  • 83 min
                  • Family

                  An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to race it against greyhounds, the two city kids, together with a young African goat herder they befriended, head off into the wild to rescue the cheetah.

                  Cookie (1989)

                  Cookie

                  • 18%
                  • R
                  • 94 min
                  • Comedy

                  Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter. Cookie's mother, Lenore Voltecki (Dianne Weist), has been Dino's longtime mistress. Dino's actual wife Bunny (Brenda Vaccaro) has, he thinks, been kept in the dark about Dino's mistress and his daughter. Dino decides that the...

                  Eye of the Eagle 2 Inside the Enemy (1989)

                  Eye of the Eagle 2 Inside the Enemy

                    • R
                    • 78 min
                    • Action

                    When soldier Anthony Glenn discovers that Mai is missing, he sets out to rescue her from the corrupt Major Sorenson pitting soldier against soldier in a bloody game of honor. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

                    Goldeneye (1989)

                    Goldeneye

                      • Unrated
                      • 105 min
                      • Documentary

                      Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

                      - Written by

                      John Sacksteder <[email protected]>

                      Heart of Dixie (1989)

                      Heart of Dixie

                        • 95 min
                        • Drama

                        Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.