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The Best Movies Of 1989
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A list of movies that came out in 1989. They all came out in 1989, despite the date it shows on here.


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Movie: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure ( 1989 )
Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
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Movie: Batman ( 1989 )
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
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Movie: Road House ( 1989 )
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.
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Movie: Dead Poets Society ( 1989 )
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
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Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ( 1989 )
In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.
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Movie: Field of Dreams ( 1989 )
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
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Movie: Ghostbusters II ( 1989 )
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
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Movie: The Little Mermaid ( 1989 )
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.
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Movie: Uncle Buck ( 1989 )
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.
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Movie: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids ( 1989 )
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
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Movie: Parenthood ( 1989 )
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.
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Movie: Steel Magnolias ( 1989 )
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
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Movie: Pet Sematary ( 1989 )
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
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Movie: The 'Burbs ( 1989 )
An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.
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Movie: Major League ( 1989 )
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
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Movie: Back to the Future Part II ( 1989 )
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
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Movie: The Abyss ( 1989 )
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
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Movie: Say Anything... ( 1989 )
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
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Movie: Do the Right Thing ( 1989 )
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
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Movie: Licence to Kill ( 1989 )
James Bond goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. Agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him.
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Movie: Weekend at Bernie's ( 1989 )
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
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Movie: When Harry Met Sally... ( 1989 )
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
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Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation ( 1989 )
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
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Movie: Glory ( 1990 )
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
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Movie: The Karate Kid Part III ( 1989 )
Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.
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Movie: Dead Calm ( 1989 )
After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.
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Movie: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover ( 1989 )
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.
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Movie: Sex, Lies, and Videotape ( 1989 )
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.
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Movie: The Wizard ( 1989 )
A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.
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Movie: Tango & Cash ( 1989 )
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
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Movie: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan ( 1989 )
A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.
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Movie: Lethal Weapon 2 ( 1989 )
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
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Movie: #Dupe# ( 1989 )
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
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Movie: Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland ( 1989 )
After murdering a young girl, Angela Baker assumes her identity and travels to Camp New Horizons, built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before, and starts killing again.
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Movie: Born on the Fourth of July ( 1990 )
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
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Movie: Black Rain ( 1989 )
Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.
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Movie: The Return of Swamp Thing ( 1989 )
The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.
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Movie: Sea of Love ( 1989 )
A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.
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Movie: Little Monsters ( 1989 )
A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.
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Movie: My Left Foot ( 1989 )
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
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Movie: Always ( 1989 )
The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.
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Movie: Driving Miss Daisy ( 1990 )
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
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Movie: Cyborg ( 1989 )
A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
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Movie: The Punisher ( 1989 )
When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher.
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Movie: Teen Witch ( 1989 )
High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?
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Movie: Harlem Nights ( 1989 )
During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.
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Movie: Wild Orchid ( 1989 )
A female lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
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Movie: Turner & Hooch ( 1989 )
A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.
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Movie: Casualties of War ( 1989 )
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
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Movie: Kickboxer ( 1989 )
Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.
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Movie: Look Who's Talking ( 1989 )
After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.
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Movie: Leviathan ( 1989 )
An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret.
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Movie: See No Evil, Hear No Evil ( 1989 )
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
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Movie: All Dogs Go to Heaven ( 1989 )
A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.
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Movie: UHF ( 1989 )
An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.
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Movie: Going Overboard ( 1989 )
A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.
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Movie: Dream a Little Dream ( 1989 )
An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.
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Movie: Drugstore Cowboy ( 1989 )
A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.
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Movie: Puppetmaster ( 1990 )
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.
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Movie: Crimes and Misdemeanors ( 1989 )
An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child ( 1989 )
The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.
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Movie: Troop Beverly Hills ( 1989 )
A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.
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Movie: Fletch Lives ( 1989 )
After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.
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Movie: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier ( 1989 )
Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.
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Movie: Lean on Me ( 1989 )
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.
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Movie: The War of the Roses ( 1989 )
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.
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Movie: Stepfather II ( 1989 )
After escaping the insane asylum in which he was incarcerated, the Stepfather impersonates a marriage counselor and manages to win over a patient and her young son.
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Movie: Next of Kin ( 1989 )
Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
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Movie: Henry V ( 1989 )
In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
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Movie: Loverboy ( 1989 )
Randy is still unfocused after 2 years in college. His dad will no longer pay tuition and Randy gets a job delivering pizzas. Several cute cougars pay him $200 for pizza delivery and "services rendered". Their husbands?
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Movie: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers ( 1989 )
One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.
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Movie: The Killer ( 1989 )
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.
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Movie: Shag ( 1989 )
Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
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Movie: Parents ( 1989 )
A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers.
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Movie: Lock Up ( 1989 )
With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.
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Movie: Gleaming the Cube ( 1989 )
A young avid skateboarder uncovers a government conspiracy while investigating his adoptive brother's mysterious death.
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Movie: She-Devil ( 1989 )
A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
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Movie: Cutting Class ( 1992 )
A murderer is loose in a high school in this 'whodunit' movie.
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Movie: Chances Are ( 1989 )
A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.
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Movie: DeepStar Six ( 1989 )
At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.
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Movie: The Fly II ( 1989 )
The almost-human son of "Brundlefly" searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father's experiments.
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Movie: Meet the Feebles ( 1989 )
Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.
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Movie: How I Got Into College ( 1989 )
The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of going to their alma mater of the University of Michigan, while Marlon fights his grades and SAT scores.
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Movie: Fat Man and Little Boy ( 1989 )
This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
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Movie: Longtime Companion ( 1990 )
The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.
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Movie: Valmont ( 1989 )
France before 1789: When a widow hears that her lover is to marry her cousin's daughter, she asks the playboy Valmont to take the girl's virginity. But first she bets him, with her body as prize, to seduce a virtuous, young, married woman.
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Movie: The Dream Team ( 1989 )
Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.
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Movie: No Holds Barred ( 1989 )
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.
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Movie: Shirley Valentine ( 1989 )
Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she's stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.
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Movie: Santa Sangre ( 1989 )
A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".
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Movie: The Fabulous Baker Boys ( 1989 )
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.
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Movie: L.A. Takedown ( 1989 )
Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.
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Movie: K-9 ( 1989 )
To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.
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Movie: New York Stories ( 1989 )
A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.
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Movie: Intruder ( 1989 )
The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.
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Movie: Tetsuo ( 1989 )
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.
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Movie: Great Balls of Fire! ( 1989 )
The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.
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Movie: The Tall Guy ( 1990 )
Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of "The Elephant Man". Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back.
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Movie: Best of the Best ( 1989 )
A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
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Movie: Police Academy 6: City Under Siege ( 1989 )
Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.