J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a determined career woman living in Manhattan's fast-paced business world. But her life is thrown into a tailspin when she learns that she has inherited a newborn baby girl from a deceased relative. Eventually, her new responsibility leads to the loss of both her boyfriend and her job, and forces Wiatt to examine her priorities. Directed by Charles Shyer. With Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis and James Spader. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1987.
1987 in Baby Boom
Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart (John Ashton) and Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) investigate Chief Bogamil's (Ronny Cox) near-fatal shooting and the series of strange robberies associated with it. Directed by Tony Scott. With Jürgen Prochnow, Brigitte Nielsen and Paul Reiser. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 1987.
1987 in Beverly Hills Cop II
Dan (Michael Douglas), a married man, gives into temptation and has a fling with Alex (Glenn Close), while his wife (Anne Archer) and kids are away. When his family gets back, it's over, as far as he's concerned. But Alex is in love with him, and starts stalking him and threatening his family. As she terrorizes them, Dan has to figure out how he can get her to leave his family alone. Directed by Adrian Lyne. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 1987.
1987 in Fatal Attraction
Independent-minded marine Pvt. Joker (Matthew Modine) learns about the horrors of war before he even gets to Vietnam when Pvt. Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio) cracks under the pressure of basic training and the constant insults of an aggressive drill sergeant (R. Lee Ermey). Once overseas, Joker works as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive. After spending much of the war a safe distance from the frontlines writing puff pieces, Joker gets a taste of real action when he is sent to cover the combat taking place near Phu Bai. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Kevyn Major Howard and Dorian Harewood. Categories: Drama, War. Year: 1987.
1987 in Full Metal Jacket
Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is a crazy DJ who is brought into Vietnam to broadcast on Armed Forces Radio and cheer up the troops with his antics, voices and unconventinal way of delivering the news. Cronauer becomes wildly popular with the troops, but has a harder time dealing with his superiors. Off the air, the DJ mingles with the Vietnamese people. Eventually, his experiences with the real war and his better understanding of the lives of those involved makes it difficult to separate what he knows from what he has to say on the radio. Directed by Barry Levinson. With Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, Noble Willingham and J.T. Walsh. Categories: Comedy, Drama, War. Year: 1987.
1987 in Good Morning, Vietnam
When Larry (Andrew Robinson) and Julia (Clare Higgins) Cotton move into a new house, they have no idea what terror awaits them. Larry's half-brother Frank (Sean Chapman) is trapped upstairs, bodiless and insane. When Julia agrees to help rejuvenate his missing form, she opens the door to a host of evil creatures desperate to possess every human they encounter. Only Larry's daughter Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) can save the day. Directed by Clive Barker. With Oliver Smith. Categories: Cult Classics, Horror, Fantasy. Year: 1987.
1987 in Hellraiser
An alien on the run in America goes on a rampage, killing at will and using the bodies as hosts to target his next victims. The only being powerful enough to stop the carnage is another alien (Kyle MacLachlan), who uses the body of a dead FBI agent to hide among us. As these two extraterrestrial beings duke it out across the country, they leave a trail of death and desctruction in their wake. Directed by Jack Sholder. With Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian and Clarence Felder. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi. Year: 1987.
1987 in The Hidden
Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), a young detective with a suicidal death wish, is paired with Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), a good cop and family man. While investigating an apparent suicide, the pair uncovers an international drug smuggling operation run by a group of Vietnam War special forces veterans. As they set out to bring down the ruthless retired general (Mitch Ryan) in charge, Riggs and Murtaugh find mutal respect and become reluctant friends. Directed by Richard Donner. With Gary Busey. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1987.
1987 in Lethal Weapon
After helping Russian General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbe) escape from the Soviet Union, James Bond (Timothy Dalton) begins an international manhunt, accompanied by the beautiful and deadly Kara Milovy (Maryam d'Abo). After realizing that he has been double crossed by Koskov, Bond and Milovy set out to stop the General and maniacal arms dealer Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) before they can complete a complex arms deal with global implications. Directed by John Glen. With John Rhys-Davies and Desmond Llewelyn. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 1987.
1987 in The Living Daylights
When Lucy Emerson (Dianne Wiest) and her two sons, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim), move to Santa Carla, California, they are unaware of the dark secret that lurks beneath the surface of this beach community. As Michael begins to spend more time with a group of mysterious punk bikers, Sam begins to suspect that his brother's new friends are vampires. Teaming up with a pair of amateur vampir hunters (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), Sam sets out to stop Michael's transformation. Directed by Joel Schumacher. With Kiefer Sutherland, Barnard Hughes, Jami Gertz and Edward Herrmann. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Horror, Thriller. Year: 1987.
1987 in The Lost Boys
When Dracula awakes from an extended hibernation, he sets out to retrieve an amulet that will help him spread his evil over the world. After gathering a team of legenday monsters, including Wolf Man, Gill Man, the Mummy and Frankenstein's monster, Dracula begins to terrorize the citizens of a small town in his quest for total domination. The world's only hope is the Monster Squad, a bunch of kids who love horror movies and meet in a tree house. While the adults in town refuse to believe what is really going on, the Monster Squad uses their movie knowledge to form a plan to defeat the monsters once and for all. Directed by Fred Dekker. With Andre Gower, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr and Jon Gries. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Cult Classics. Year: 1987.
1987 in The Monster Squad
Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone) is a long-haul trucker with a wrecked life. When his ex-wife (Susan Blakely) dies, he tries to begin a new relationship with the son he abandoned years before. In order to impress the skeptical and distrustful boy, Hawk enters the national arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas, where he puts his money and his family on the line. Directed by Menahem Golan. With Robert Loggia, Rick Zumwalt, David Mendenhall and Chris McCarty. Categories: Action, Drama. Year: 1987.
1987 in Over the Top