1989 Crime Movies (By Date)

Tank Malling (1989)

Tank Malling

    • R
    • 96 min
    • Crime

    Tank is an investigative reporter and jailbird, framed on scant evidence supplied by the London mob. Helen is the sensuous call-girl who offers Tank ammunition and retribution. But, retaliation is swift and brutal, in the guise of Sir Robert Knights and his equally lethal lawyer, Dunboyne. A series of hideous murders follow as the devil protects his own. Only Malling and Helen can halt the onslaught. But, for how long, and at what price?

    Triads: The Inside Story (1989)

    Triads: The Inside Story

      • Unrated
      • 95 min
      • Documentary

      Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this weakness. Li Man-Ho reluctantly agrees after pressure from other members to temporarily act as leader in order to restore stability and order. But he is soon faced with violence, betrayal and confusion, in this world he tried so long to avoid....

      Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

      Ghosts Can't Do It

        • R
        • 90 min
        • Comedy

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        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

          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]>

            The Criminal Quartet (1989)

            The Criminal Quartet

              • Unrated
              • 85 min
              • Adventure

              Mafia kidnaps an investigator's little son after he discovers massive thefts on a local shoe factory. With the help of his three old friends, two cops and a newspaper reporter he struggles to rescue his son and close the case at the same time.

              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.

                The January Man (1989)

                The January Man

                • 21%
                • R
                • 97 min
                • Action

                There is a serial killer terrorizing Manhattan. Mayor Rod Steiger wants it to stop now. The agitated mayoral assistant (Harvey Keitel) calls on his former--brilliant, nonconformist--cop brother (Kevin Kline) to return to the force and handle the case. Kline agrees, for a price: a date with Keitel's gorgeous wife (Susan Sarandon). Kline amasses details on the killer and calculates a pattern that allows him to predict the killer's next crime, which will take place in the labyrinthine...

                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...

                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.

                  Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

                  Who's Harry Crumb?

                  • 30%
                  • PG-13
                  • 94 min
                  • Comedy

                  Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

                  Her Alibi (1989)

                  Her Alibi

                  • 15%
                  • PG
                  • 94 min
                  • Comedy

                  A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt his first assessment.

                  Future Force (1989)

                  Future Force

                    • R
                    • 84 min
                    • Action

                    John Tucker is the notoriously feared leader of the Civilian Operated Police State, a ruthless band of bounty hunters formed to restore order in a city overrun with crime. In the name of the law, and armed with an arsenal of weapons, he will stop at nothing to capture each bounty. But when corruption is exposed within the C.O.P.S. organization--instead of upholding the law--John Tucker will be forced to fight it. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

                    Elephant (1989)

                    Elephant

                      • Unrated
                      • 39 min
                      • Crime

                      A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

                      - Written by

                      Anonymous

                      True Believer (1989)

                      True Believer

                      • 95%
                      • R
                      • 105 min
                      • Drama

                      Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic prodding, Eddie reluctantly takes on a case of a young Korean man who, according to his mom, has been in jail for eight years for a murder he did not commit.

                      The Mighty Quinn (1989)

                      The Mighty Quinn

                      • 88%
                      • R
                      • 98 min
                      • Action

                      Life in the easygoing Caribbean is hard on Police Chief Xavier Quinn (Washington). Dubbed "The Mighty Quinn" by sarcastic islanders and nagged by a wife who'd rather he were babysitting, Quinn is suddenly thrust into action when his childhood friend Maubee (Townsend) is accused of murder.

                      Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

                      Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

                        • PG
                        • 84 min
                        • Comedy

                        Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women wearing blue..

                        Fletch Lives (1989)

                        Fletch Lives

                        • 31%
                        • PG
                        • 95 min
                        • Comedy

                        Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, Fletch becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name. In the meantime, he's got some serious home-ownership issues, such as termites and weird neighbors.

                        Dead Bang (1989)

                        Dead Bang

                        • 30%
                        • R
                        • 102 min
                        • Crime

                        A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy extremists. In addition to the racists, Beck also has to contend with an unhelpful FBI agent.

                        The Hillside Stranglers (1989)

                        The Hillside Stranglers

                          • 90 min
                          • Crime

                          A police detective investigates the brutal murder of ten women from October 1977 to February 1978. Based on the real-life police investigation.