1989 June Movies

Batman (1989)


  • 72%
  • PG-13
  • 126 min
  • Action

Tim Burton's BATMAN, inspired by Frank Miller's graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns," is a Gothic, Wagnerian treatment of the Batman mythos that explains the origins of Batman (Michael Keaton) and his nemesis, the maniacal Joker (a ripe Jack Nicholson).

Gotham City is a sunless, ominous haven for criminals, held in the corrupt grip of crime boss Carl Grissom (the ever-magnetic Jack Palance), and terrorized by a sadistic vandal and murderer known as The Joker. But it isn't long before a...

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society

  • 85%
  • PG
  • 128 min
  • Drama

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Do the Right Thing

  • 96%
  • R
  • 120 min
  • Drama

Do The Right Thing takes place on a hot summer day in Brooklyn and depicts the racial conflict between an Italian American pizza restaurant owner and his African American customers and how things erupt into a violent outbreak. This Spike Lee Joint touches on themes of segregation and apartheid in the USA.

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Ghostbusters II

  • 51%
  • PG
  • 102 min
  • Action

Five years after the events of the first film, the Ghostbusters have been plagued by lawsuits and court orders, and their once-lucrative business is bankrupt. However, when Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement only to be promptly arrested. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana's baby and be born anew....

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

  • 75%
  • PG
  • 101 min
  • Adventure

Rick Moranis stars as a preoccupied inventor who just can't seem to get his electr-magnetic shrinking machine to work. Then, when he accidently shrinks his kids down to 1/4-inch tall and tosses them out in the trash, the real adventure begins! Now the kids face incredible dangers as they try to make their way home through the jungle of their own backyard! Hurricane sprinklers! Dive-bombing bees! A runaway lawn mower and much, much more!

The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

The Karate Kid Part III

  • 16%
  • PG
  • 112 min
  • Action

Kreese, his life in tatters after his karate school was defeated by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, visits Terry, a friend from Vietnam. Terry is a ruthless business man and a martial arts expert, and he vows to help Kreese take revenge on Daniel and Mr. Miyagi.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    • PG
    • 107 min
    • Action

    When the newly-christened starship Enterprise's shakedown cruise goes poorly, Captain Kirk and crew put it into Spacedock for repairs. But an urgent mission interrupts their Earth-bound shore leave. A renegade Vulcan named Sybok has taken several ambassadors hostage on the planet Nimbus III, an event which also attracts the attention of a Klingon captain who wants to make a name for himself. Sybok's rag-tag army captures the Enterprise and takes it on a journey to the center of the galaxy in...

    Warlock (1989)


    • 53%
    • R
    • 103 min
    • Action

    A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the bewitching of Redferne's bride-to-be, but before the execution a demon appears and propels the Warlock forward in time to 20th century Los Angeles, California.

    Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

    Great Balls of Fire!

    • 63%
    • PG-13
    • 108 min
    • Biography

    The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.

    No Holds Barred (1989)

    No Holds Barred

      • PG-13
      • 93 min
      • Action

      Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Still looking for a way to raise ratings, Brell initiates a show called "The Battle of the Tough Guys", a violent brawling competition. A mysterious man, Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip.

      Far from Home (1989)

      Far from Home

        • R
        • 86 min
        • Comedy

        Stranded in the desert with an empty gas tank, Charlie Cox (Frewer) and his beautiful young daughter Joleen (Barrymore) go to a nearby trailer park to escape the blistering noonday heat. It's there Joleen meets Jimmy, a strange and mysterious boy whose brazen and enticing sexuality captures her curiosity. But as a shy competitor vies for her attention, Joleen becomes embroiled in a deadly adult world where the price of sophistication is terror.

        "Baywatch" Dead Reckoning

          • R
          • 60 min
          • Drama

          Sean, Jason, and Zack travel to the Big Island to participate in the Showdown 2001, a 12-mile course of natural obstacles. Leigh will be taking over supervisory duties at Baywatch while Sean is away. J.D. is tending to Kekoa, who has come down with the flu. Fortunately, J.D. has an iron constitution, despite the fact that he didn't have his annual flu shot. On the Big Island, Jason has always wanted to participate in the Showdown 2001, and this looks to be his big chance. However, as part...

          "The Cosby Show" The Boys of Winter

            • R
            • 30 min

            Theo & his friends meet Cliff's former basketball coach. The Huxtables invite Coach Barry & his wife to their house for dinner. They watch a taped old basketball game together where Cliff misses all his shots & the coach sent him to the bench.

            - Written by

            AJ Cobbs

            Bronx Executioner (1989)

            Bronx Executioner

              • Unrated
              • 92 min
              • Action

              In a futuristic New York City, a cyborg goes on a killing spree.

              City Hunter: .357 Magnum (1989)

              City Hunter: .357 Magnum

                • Unrated
                • 80 min
                • Action

                If Shinjuku's the place, then City Hunter is on the case! In this exciting adventure, Ryo and Kaori find themselves on a 'missing persons' case that could somehow be related to the national security of the global world when a lovely young European pianist named Nina Shuntenberg comes to them asking for help in finding her long-lost father, whom she has never seen in many years. What starts out as a simple assignment quickly turns into a perilous mission to find a top-secret...

                Crusher Joe (1989)

                Crusher Joe

                  • Unrated
                  • 130 min
                  • Action

                  The OAVs are concentrated more on narrowly focused plots which tend to take place in one locale and deal with confrontations putting our heroes in tense life-or-death situations. They're well-written, offer excitement and genuine suspense and are marked by high quality animation and design that's as good as any theatrical space anime we've seen.

                  Curse II: The Bite (1989)

                  Curse II: The Bite

                    • R
                    • 98 min
                    • Horror

                    After a young man is bitten on the hand by a radioactive snake, his hand changes into a lethal snake head, which attacks everyone he comes into contact with. Also, his body becomes filled with snakes. Now, he must prevent himself from hurting others.

                    - Written by


                    Danger Zone II: Reaper's Revenge (1989)

                    Danger Zone II: Reaper's Revenge

                      • R
                      • 95 min
                      • Action

                      When Reaper, the leader of a murderous biker gang, is released from prison on a technicality, he swears revenge on Wade Olson, the undercover cop who put him there. And when Reaper swears revenge, everyone better take cover. But when the outlaw kidnaps Olson's girlfriend, Reaper's days are numbered. On this turf, every step you take could land you in the Dangerzone. Written by <emeral[email protected]>

                      Houseboat Horror (1989)

                      Houseboat Horror

                        • Unrated
                        • 85 min
                        • Horror

                        A rowdy rock group are accompanied by a film crew to desolate Lake Infinity to produce a music video. One night the musicians visit the local pub while the various members of the film crew satisfy their carnal desires with one another aboard the luxurious houseboat they are all staying in. They are so busy they fail to notice that a rampaging lunatic has snuck aboard the boat, and one by one the various characters are brutally slaughtered in a variety of grisly ways. ...

                        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.