1989 Crime Movies

Hitcher in the Dark (1989)

Hitcher in the Dark

    • R
    • 95 min
    • Thriller

    Mark, a disturbed young man, harbors sexual desires for his deceased mother. Driving around the back roads of Va. Beach, Mark seeks out lone females to carry out his twisted sexual fantasies. Enter Daniela, who bares a striking resemblance to mom, who happens to make the mistake of accepting a ride from Mark. Written by Humberto Amador

    Homer and Eddie (1989)

    Homer and Eddie

      • R
      • 102 min
      • Comedy

      A retarded man get help from a sociopathic woman when tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

      I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)

      I Know My First Name Is Steven

        • Unrated
        • 180 min
        • Crime

        7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive sexual abuse the entire time. Finally, at fourteen, he returns home to his family. Written by Liz Jordan <[email protected]>

        Ji ji (1989)

        Ji ji

          • PG-13
          • 127 min
          • Action

          Jackie Chan's Hong Kong variation of Frank Capra's "A Pocketful of Miracles" set in the 1930s. Jackie plays a country boy who rescues a gang boss. He becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. Jackie and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old rose-seller when her daughter comes to visit, all this while battling a rival gang.

          Johnny Handsome (1989)

          Johnny Handsome

          • 62%
          • R
          • 94 min
          • Crime

          A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.

          Just Heroes (1989)

          Just Heroes

            • Unrated
            • 97 min
            • Action

            A respected and well liked gang-boss is betrayed and killed. One of his three adopted sons are to take his place. One of them is the traitor.

            K-9 (1989)

            K-9

            • 22%
            • PG-13
            • 101 min
            • Action

            The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee, who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, but Jerry Lee has a personality of his own and works only when he wants to. On the other hand, the dog is quite good at destroying Dooley's car, house and sex-life...

            Kill Me Again (1989)

            Kill Me Again

              • R
              • 94 min
              • Action

              Joanne Whalley-Kilmer at her vampiest is Fay Forrester, who tries to break free from her mob connections by faking her own death. Her pawn in this plan is private eye Jack Andrews (then-husband Val Kilmer), who has little idea how he's about to get 'played.' The Nevada desert is the setting for this steamy film noir that marks the feature debut of director John Dahl.

              Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)

              Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

                • R
                • 97 min
                • Action

                A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the businessman's own daughter who has been kidnapped and forced into a teen prostitution ring.

                L.A. Vice (1989)

                L.A. Vice

                  • R
                  • 85 min
                  • Action

                  Vice detective Jon Chance (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) is in search of a millionaire's daughter and her boyfriend...kidnapped for an unreasonable ransom. With his trustworthy captain (William Smith) as backup, Chance must shoot his way through the enemy and rescue the hostages... Written by David Choi <[email protected]>

                  Mack the Knife (1989)

                  Mack the Knife

                  • 20%
                  • PG-13
                  • 118 min
                  • Comedy

                  In the 19th century London, a young girl falls for a famous womanizing criminal and they decide to get married. Her family strongly disapproves so her father "the king of thieves" gets the gangster arrested.

                  Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989)

                  Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker

                    • Unrated
                    • 95 min
                    • Crime

                    "Manhunt" vividly tells the terrifying story of the pursuit and capture of Richard Ramirez, "the Night Stalker" - a serial killer who terrorized California in mid 1980s. Written by Jaromir Krol <[email protected]>

                    Marriage of the Blessed (1989)

                    Marriage of the Blessed

                      • Unrated
                      • 75 min
                      • War

                      Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their own lives.

                      - Written by

                      L.H. Wong <[email protected]>

                      Monsieur Hire (1989)

                      Monsieur Hire

                        • PG-13
                        • 81 min
                        • Crime

                        A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man simple life becomes more complicated.

                        Music Box (1989)

                        Music Box

                          • PG-13
                          • 124 min
                          • Drama

                          A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

                          My Heart Is That Eternal Rose (1989)

                          My Heart Is That Eternal Rose

                            • Unrated
                            • 91 min
                            • Action

                            The triangular relationship between Lap (Joey Wang). Rick (Kenny Bee) and Cheung (Tony Leung) is the backbone of this film. Lap's father was once a triad; he retired and opened a bar near seashore. Rick worked there and was a couple with Lap. Force by an old partner, Lap's father assisted in trafficking of his father, Lap became the mistress of Godfather Shen. Cheung was her driver and loved her deeply. Six years later, Rick became a professional assassinator and returned to Hong Kong for a...

                            Patlabor: The Movie (1989)

                            Patlabor: The Movie

                              • NONE
                              • 100 min
                              • Animation

                              A mysterious suicide and strange robot malfunctions are clues to a devastating sabotage plot that Special Vehicle Unit 2 must stop.

                              Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989)

                              Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin

                                • Unrated
                                • 96 min
                                • Crime

                                Thatcher Horton is owner of a Denver sports arena and a couple of sports teams. Bobby Spencer a friend of Ken was one of his hockey players. It seems that Horton verbally promised him that he would take care of him if he gets injured, which happened. Now it seems that Horton is reneging and he has asked Ken to represent him in his suit against Horton. Bobby threatened Horton and not long after that Horton was killed and the murder weapon was found in Bobby's possession. So Perry...

                                Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (1989)

                                Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder

                                  • Unrated
                                  • 100 min
                                  • Mystery

                                  Perry has been in hospital for a knee operation but, while recovering, he sees Johnny out of the window. Johnny was a ex-stage manager for a musical called Polly in which while the star, film star, Amanda Cody, is scoring a big success, it's director Tony Franken is a right monster and after tearing through the cast and crew fires Johnny after Johnny stands up for himself. That night, Tony gets a phone call, goes down to the theatre and is shot. The police arrest Johnny and when...

                                  Physical Evidence (1989)

                                  Physical Evidence

                                  • 13%
                                  • R
                                  • 99 min
                                  • Crime

                                  Extortionist Jake Farley is found strangled, and the clues lead directly to former detective Joe Paris, who insists on his innocence but can't provide an alibi. Public defendant Jenny Hudson gets the case, but has problems unravelling the case, complicated by the fact that virtually everyone hated Farley, and Paris has a few enemies as well. She rejects the prosecution's offers to plea bargain, but meanwhile the witnesses she finds are discredited or silenced, and an unidentified...