1996 Crime Movies

Original Gangstas (1996)

Original Gangstas

  • 50%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Action

A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to Gary to be with his father and, with a little help from his friends, to destroy the Rebels his way.

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

    • NONE
    • 150 min
    • Documentary

    A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

    Pianese Nunzio, 14 anni a maggio (1996)

    Pianese Nunzio, 14 anni a maggio

      • Unrated
      • 114 min
      • Crime

      A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It's the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn in their side. Will they be able to force the boy to accuse the priest of sexual harassment and have his reputation destroyed? Written by Giancarlo Cairella <[email protected]>

      Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah (1996)

      Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah

        • Unrated
        • 96 min
        • Crime

        The true story of the disappearance of Sarah Porter. With no help from the police, Sarah's parents are forced to act on their own to find her. They must battle the bureaucracy of the police department while they are searching all over town for clues to Sarah's whereabouts. When the crucial clue is discovered, Shara's father confronts her kidnapper at gunpoint. Written by DANIEL

        Reborn from Hell II: Jubei's Revenge (1996)

        Reborn from Hell II: Jubei's Revenge

          • R
          • 80 min
          • Action

          Legendary samurai Jubei Yagyu must face off against a necromancer and his army of the undead in order to rescue Ohiro the young ninja girl from the clutches of Inshun Hozoin, the evil man slated to become lord of darkness on the eve of Armageddon. No living man is a match for Jubei's sword, but what skill can this mythic swordsman employ to defeat an army of the undead?

          Scorpion Spring (1996)

          Scorpion Spring

            • R
            • 93 min
            • Crime

            On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat. They are offered a ride by two unsuspecting travelers. Claiming to be illegal aliens looking for a better life in America, Astor and his captive draw the innocent travelers into a dangerous world controlled by the ruthless drug lord El Rojo. Written by Anonymous

            Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996)

            Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story

              • R
              • 200 min
              • Thriller

              Based roughly on real-life events, this tv-movie recounts the story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide convicted of hiring teen students first to spy on her cheating husband and later to kill him. The film begins with the murder then traces in flashback the events leading up to it, followed by the subsequent police investigation leading to arrests and eventual criminal convictions of both Borchardt and the teens. Written by Kay-22

              Shanghai Grand (1996)

              Shanghai Grand

                • Unrated
                • 96 min
                • Action

                Gangsters abound in this lively, romantic crime drama that is set in Shanghai during WW II. The tale of Taiwanese patriot Hsu Wen-Chiang begins as he is washed up on a beach near Shanghai. He is taken in by Ting Lik, a kindly beggar who is desperately in love with Feng Ching-Ching, the daughter of a prominent gangster. It isn't long before Ting Lik successfully rises through the underworld ranks to become one of the city's most powerful gangsters. Hsu is beside him all the way and uses his own...

                Sunchaser (1996)

                Sunchaser

                  • R
                  • 122 min
                  • Crime

                  An overachieving oncologist, Dr. Michael Reynolds (Woody Harrelson) is kidnapped by a 16 year-old gang-banger named "Blue" (Jon Seda), who breaks out of prison to find a legendary healing lake that may hold the secret to saving him from the rare tumor that has sentenced him to death within one month.

                  With Blue clutching to life through his faith in the magical power of the sacred lake, Michael holds fast to his steadfast beliefs in the rigid science of Western Medicine. But as they travel...

                  Suwar├┤teiru (1996)

                  Suwarôteiru

                    • 146 min
                    • Crime

                    Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ito), a young girl whose mother has just died, is passed on from person to person until a prostitute named Glico (Chara) finally takes pity on her.Under Glico's care, Ageha has many experiences with the other poverty-stricken immigrants in Yentown. Eventually, due to...

                    Tainted Love (1996)

                    Tainted Love

                      • R
                      • 93 min
                      • Crime

                      A desperate attraction. A beautiful homicide cop goes undercover in the steamy world of modeling to catch a serial killer and becomes enmeshed in a torrid affair with the prime suspect in this erotic thriller starring Lee Anne Beaman and Doug Jeffrey.

                      The Chamber (1996)

                      The Chamber

                      • 12%
                      • R
                      • 113 min
                      • Drama

                      In 28 days, convicted killer and white supremacist Sam Cayhall, the oldest inmate on death, row in America, will die in the Mississippi gas chamber for the 1967 bombing murders of two small children. While counting down his final days, Sam is visited by a stranger: young, inexperienced law associate Adam Hall, who comes to Parchman Prison to try and save this unrepentant racist and find meaning in his own life.

                      Although his late father changed his family name, Adam is Sam's grandson.

                      The Funeral (1996)

                      The Funeral

                      • 79%
                      • R
                      • 99 min
                      • Crime

                      The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks, climaxing in a shocking ending.

                      The Glimmer Man (1996)

                      The Glimmer Man

                      • 13%
                      • R
                      • 88 min
                      • Action

                      When a serial murderer with a macabre, ritualistic style plunges the families of Los Angeles into terror, the L.A.P.D., making no headway on the baffling case, are forced to summon the one man whose instinct and understanding of the criminal mind are unrivaled: Detective Jack Cole (Steven Seagal) from New York. This time, in the urban jungle of Los Angeles, Cole is not the killer hunting prey, but the hunter seeking a killer. The iconoclastic Cole is paired with seasoned local homicide...

                      The Innocent Sleep (1996)

                      The Innocent Sleep

                        • R
                        • 110 min
                        • Crime

                        The young, bright and decent London tramp Alan Terry accidentally witnesses a mob execution. He gets away, but leaves enough evidence for them to come looking for him among the homeless, and most violently: his older best friend is killed by arson. It turns out that Matheson, the police Detective Inspector in charge of the murder investigation, is in cahoot with the mob boss Adolfo Cavani, and actually on Alan's trace, with the firm intent to eliminate the dangerous witness. The only one...

                        The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)

                        The Last Days of Frankie the Fly

                          • R
                          • 96 min
                          • Comedy

                          Frankie is an unrespected little man, who works for mob bosses Sal and Vic. He meets Margaret, who is an ex-porn actress and plans to become a serious one, falls in love with her and tries to save her from Sal's influence. Written by Anonymous

                          The Method (1996)

                          The Method

                            • R
                            • 97 min
                            • Action

                            Christian, Damian, Jack and Alex are four aspiring actors who will stop at nothing to be the best. In a theatrical production where they are cast as bank robbers, the four actors cannot get a feel of their roles. In desperation they are introduced to a new source of motivation real guns. With guns in hand, each of them begins to acquire a taste of power and in their search for inspiration, reality begins to blur and "method acting" begins to take on an entirely new meaning.

                            The Real Thing (1996)

                            The Real Thing

                              • R
                              • 89 min
                              • Crime

                              Rupert is a small time crook trying to do the right thing. But when his younger brother gets in trouble and needs a new liver, Rupert gets together his old gang and they plan a heist on New Years Eve. Written by Anonymous

                              The Substitute (1996)

                              The Substitute

                                • R
                                • 114 min
                                • Action

                                A gritty mercenary, Shale (Tom Berenger), fills in for his girlfriend as a teacher in a drug-infested Miami public school when she is viciously attacked by a gang-member.

                                Shale utilizes his tactical training and battle experience to gain control over the classroom and, ultimately, the school.

                                Thieves (1996)

                                Thieves

                                • 82%
                                • R
                                • 117 min
                                • Crime

                                In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings Juliette and Jimmy, Ivan's partners in a seedy nightclub; the love triangle of Alex, Juliette, and Marie, a professor of philosophy; and of Alex and his nephew, Ivan's dour, stoic son. Ivan's death changes every relationship. Images of...