When a civilian diving team is hired to assist the US Navy in recovering a destroyed nuclear submarine, what they discover is more awesome than anything they could have expected. Thousand of feet beneath the cold, murky waters, the team comes upon a mysterious force that could decide the fate of humanity. Directed by James Cameron. With Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn and Todd Graff. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1989.
1989 in The Abyss
After time-traveling to 2015, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) returns home and finds that everything has changed. Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) rules Hill Valley and is married to his mother (Lea Thompson). To try to set things right, Marty travels back to 1955 to prevent Biff from changing the future. Once there, he has to explain the situation to a confused Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and be careful not to interfere with his first trip to the past. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1989.
1989 in Back to the Future Part II
Gotham City teems with corruption and decay, made worse by the presence of the Joker (Jack Nicholson), a deformed psychopath who wishes only to kill. Ready to take him on is Batman (Michael Keaton), the alter-ego of billionaire Bruce Wayne. With reporter Vicky Vale (Kim Basinger) hot on the case and threatening to win his heart, Batman must put everything on the line to keep the Joker from taking out the entire city. Directed by Tim Burton. Categories: Action, Thriller, Crime, Fantasy. Year: 1989.
1989 in Batman
Ted "Theodore" Logan (Keanu Reeves) and Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) are in danger of flunking out of high school. But because their garage band, Wyld Stallyons, will one day bring peace on earth, future leaders send the pair a time-traveling telephone booth to help them out. As the duo dial past dates, they round upsome of history's most famous people so they can give a most excellent presentation and keep Ted out of military school. George Carlin plays their guitar-playing guru, Rufus. Directed by Stephen Herek. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1989.
1989 in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Two tough New York City cops (Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia) go to Osaka to hand over two captured Yakuza gangsters who committed a murder in America. But the cops don't really understand how the Yakuza work and they turn the prisoners over to gangsters disguised as police. Determined to get them back, they must learn the ins and outs of the Japanese underworld. Kate Capshaw plays an American in Japan who helps guide them in their quest. Directed by Ridley Scott. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama. Year: 1989.
1989 in Black Rain
This Christmas, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) has planned a celebration with food, family and plenty of decorations. But, things never go quite as planned for Clark, his wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and their two kids (Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki). When Clark's obnoxious Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his white trash offspring roll into town, Clark doesn't think things can get much worse. But, when he learns that he won't be getting the Christmas bonus he expected, Clark's breakdown makes this a Chistmas to remember. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. With John Randolph, Diane Ladd, Doris Roberts and E.G. Marshall. Categories: Comedy, Christmas Classics. Year: 1989.
1989 in Christmas Vacation
On the hottest day of the year, hate and bigotry rise to the surface on the streets of Bed-Stuyn Brooklyn. As the drama unfolds, Mookie (Spike Lee), the delivery boy for Sal's Pizzeria manages to be at the center of all the action. Directed by Spike Lee. With Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Rosie Perez and Samuel L. Jackson. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Drama. Year: 1989.
1989 in Do the Right Thing
Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy), an old Jewish widow living in the south, is forced to accept the services of Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman), an African-American chauffeur, by her son (Dan Aykroyd). Reluctant and hostile to her new companion, Daisy eventually warmns to Hoke, and the two form and a special and unlikely bond. Directed by Bruce Beresford. Categories: Drama, Comedy. Year: 1989.
1989 in Driving Miss Daisy
Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), along with his wife (Kelly Lynch) and their apprentices, Rick (James LeGros) and Nadine (Heather Graham), function as a family of addicts who rob pharmacies to fuel their ever-growing habits. When they're forced to take their show on the road after things get too hot at home, Nadine eventually overdoses. After that, Bob swears off drugs and tries to rebuild his life, but has to do so without his wife, who's determined to stay hooked. Directed by Gus Van Sant. With James Remar, Max Perlich and William S. Burroughs. Categories: Crime, Drama, Cult Classics. Year: 1989.
1989 in Drugstore Cowboy
When Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice in his cornfield accompanied by a vision of a baseball field, he takes it as a sign to plow under his crops and build a diamond. After its construction, the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) and the rest of the Black Sox appear on the field and play ball. But, when the voice returns with another cryptic task, Ray must decide what's important to him, even if it means losing his farm. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson. With James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann and Timothy Busfield. Categories: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sports. Year: 1989.
1989 in Field of Dreams
Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), a determined, demanding military man, volunteers to head up the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, one of the first units of the US Army to be made up entirely of black men. Joining Shaw in battle are Pvt. Trip (Denzel Washington), a hardened, escaped slave, and Sgt. Maj. Rawlins (Morgan Freeman), a leader amongst the black soldiers. Together, they must not only contend with the hatred and prejudices of the Confederates, but also with the distrust of their fellow Union soldiers. Directed by Edward Zwick. With Cary Elwes and Andre Braugher. Categories: Action, Drama, History, War. Year: 1989.
1989 in Glory
Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) wants nothing more than to be part of the high school in-crowd, comprised of a group of girls who are all coincidentally named Heather. The Heathers (Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk and Kim Walker) are a particularly vicious band of girls who make life hell for their female classmates. When Veronica finds herself at the center of their ridicule, she is persuaded by her deviant new boyfriend, Jason Dean (Christian Slater), to pull the ultimate prank, and finds herself entangled in their deaths and the subsequent cover-up. Directed by Michael Lehmann.With Penelope Milford and Patrick Labyorteaux.Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance.Year: 1989.
1989 in Heathers