After escaping from the Alien planet in the Colonial Marine spaceship Sulaco, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) awakes to discover that her escape pod has crash landed on a deep space penal colony, killing the rest of her crew. Welcomed with great hesitation, she awaits rescue from the company and befriends the facility's doctor, Clemens (Charles Dance) to protect herself from the murderers and rapists who maintain the colony's ore foundry. But, when it is discovered that an Alien stowed away on Ripley's ship, she must form an alliance with Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), a criminal who has found religion, in order to organize the prisoners and fight back against the beast. Directed by David Fincher. With Brian Glover, Danny Webb, Lance Henriksen and Ralph Brown. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1992.
1992 in Alien 3
When a former rock star and nightclub owner (Bill Cable) is found murdered, Detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) is put on the case. A recovering alcoholic and drug addict, Curran starts suspecting Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), an intelligent and manipulative novelist. As Curran becomes more involved with Tramell, everyone becomes a suspect and he realizes that he is in over his head. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Wayne Knight. Categories: Cult Classics, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1992.
1992 in Basic Instinct
Jody (Forest Whitaker) is a British soldier captured by an IRA terrorist named Jude (Miranda Richardson). Fergus (Stephen Rea), an IRA terrorist, befriends Jody until the kidnapping goes wrong and heflees to London. There, Fergus finds Dil (Jaye Davidson), Jody's lover, and begins seeing her under a false identity. However, Dil has an incredible secret of her own. Directed by Neil Jordan. With Stephen Rea, Adrian Dunbar and Joe Savino. Categories: Politics, Cult Classics, Drama, Romance, Thriller. Year: 1992.
1992 in The Crying Game
Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) is a young lawyer who ends up in the evil hands of Dracula (Gary Oldman). Infatuated with Harker's lover, Mina Murray (Winona Ryder), the Count travels to London and begins to seduce Mina's close friend Lucy Westenra (Sadie Frost). With blood already flowing, it's up to Harker and the mysterious Professor Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) to stop the undead monster before he captures the souls of any more innocent victims. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes and Monica Bellucci. Categories: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller. Year: 1992.
1992 in Dracula
El Mariachi (Carlos Gallardo), a traveling musician, moves from place to place to play his guitar and carry on a family tradition. But, when El arrives in a small town at the same time as an escaped convict who carries his guns in a guitar case, the local drug lord and his henchmen mistake El for the killer. As the criminals chase El around town, he's forced to trade his guitar for a gun and defend the life of Domino (Consuelo Gómez), a beautiful bar owner. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. With Peter Marquardt, Jaime de Hoyos and Reinol Martinez. Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller, Western, Independent Film. Year: 1992.
1992 in El Mariachi
Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) and Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore) are military defense lawyers assigned to defend two U.S. infantrymen accused of the murder of another soldier. Kaffee and Galloway must crack the impenetrable Col. Nathan R. Jessep (Jack Nicholson), the commanding officer who supposedly gave the order that lead to the soldier's death, amidst a storm of military intrigue and tight-lipped hostility between the men on trial and the lawyers trying to defend them. Directed by Rob Reiner. With Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak and J.T. Walsh. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1992.
1992 in A Few Good Men
After small time crook Bernie Laplante (Dustin Hoffman) rescues the survivors of a plane crash, he doesn't stick around the scene to take credit for his good deed because he is on the run from the law. Up and coming reporter Gale Gayle (Geena Davis), who was saved by Bernie, sets out to find her hero and convinces her station to offer a million dollar reward. But, when Vietnam vet John Bubber (Andy Garcia) claims to be the mystery man and becomes a media sweetheart, Bernie decides that he has to figure out a way to set the story straight. Directed by Stephen Frears. With (Tom Arnold), (Joan Cusack) and Chevy Chase. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 1992.
1992 in Hero (1992)
In colonial America, British and French troops enlist the aid of native Americans to help in their battles against each other. Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), a white man reared by Mohawk Indians, sides with no one but his Indian brethren as they attempt to find peace. However, a growing romance between Hawkeye and a British officer's daughter (Madeleine Stowe) threatens his own life as well as hers. Directed by Michael Mann. With Russell Means, Eric Schweig and Jodhi May. Categories: Adventure, Romance, War, Western. Year: 1992.
1992 in The Last of the Mohicans
With the boys of summer fighting in WWII, it's up to the women they left behind to step up to the plate and carry on America's pastime. Two competitive sisters, Dottie Henson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), are recruited by the All-American Pro Girls League and join a team of mothers, daughters and sisters who just love to play ball. Faced with a hard-drinking, skeptical manager (Tom Hanks) and a less than enthusiastic crowd, the woman eventually win over everyone with their tough play and love of the game. Directed by Penny Marshall. With Madonna, Jon Lovitz, Bill Pullman and Rosie O'Donnell. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Sports. Year: 1992.
1992 in A League of Their Own
Roger (Danny Glover) is just about to retire from the police force when he and his partner, Martin (Mel Gibson) are tasked with investigating a crooked cop, Jack Travis. Lorna Cole (Rene Russo), a gorgeous and tough policewoman, joins them in this assignment, and sparks fly between her and Martin. But Jack Travis is tough and has many allies. Roger and Danny may have met their match. Directed by Richard Donner. Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller. Year: 1992.
1992 in Lethal Weapon 3
This documentary explores the philosophies of Noam Chomsky. A distinguished linguistics professor, intellectual and activist, Chomsky critiques the media and American society. Directed by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick. With Mark Achbar. Categories: Documentary. Year: 1992.
1992 in Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Six criminals come together for a diamond store robbery without even knowing each others' names. After screwing up the job and getting two of their allies killed, the four remaining crooks meet back at a warehouse hideaway. Realizing that one of them must be a police informer, they are determined to find out who it is using whatever means are necessary. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn and Edward Bunker. Categories: Cult Classics, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1992.
1992 in Reservoir Dogs