Best Crime Movies of 1979

1.

Escape From Alcatraz

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, Bruce M. Fischer, Frank Ronzio, Fred Stuthman ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1979-01-25
2.

Scum

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Powerful, uncompromising drama about two boys' struggle for survival in the nightmare world of Britain's notorious Borstal Reformatory. [This is the feature film version Alan Clarke made after the BBC banned the original before its scheduled TV broadcast (see Scum (1977)].

Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell, Phil Daniels, John Judd, Philip Jackson, Peter Howell, John Grillo, Ray Burdis ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1979-09-12
3.

...And Justice for All

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is forced to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial under the threat of being disbarred.

Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Christine Lahti, Lee Strasberg, Jeffrey Tambor, Sam Levene, Robert Christian, Thomas G. Waites, Larry Bryggman ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1979-10-19
4.

Hardcore

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in search for his runaway teenage daughter who’s making porno films in the pits of Los Angeles.

Starring: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent, Leonard Gaines, Dave Nichols, Gary Graham, Larry Block, Marc Alaimo, Leslie Ackerman ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1979-02-09
5.

When a Stranger Calls

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Starring: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano, Kirsten Larkin, Ron O'Neal, Heetu, Rachel Roberts ..
Directed by: Fred Walton
Release date: 1979-10-26
6.

Over the Edge

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

With only a recreation center to distract them, most of the teenagers in the drab-planned community of New Granada have turned to drugs and delinquency. Carl (Michael Kramer), the son of a town councilman, is an exception, but he can't seem to help falling in with a charismatic and troubled classmate, Richie (Matt Dillon). Soon after, a trigger-happy sheriff (Harry Northrup) shoots Richie, and sole witness Carl has to go on the run, eventually inciting a dramatic teenage riot.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano, Andy Romano, Ellen Geer, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig, Tom Fergus, Harry Northup, Julia Pomeroy, Tiger Thompson ..
Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
Release date: 1979-11-02
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Porridge
7.

Porridge

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of it.

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde, Peter Vaughan, Julian Holloway, Geoffrey Bayldon, Christopher Godwin, Barrie Rutter, Daniel Peacock ..
Directed by: Dick Clement
Release date: 1979-08-12
8.

Going in Style

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they are caught, what could happen to three old men?

Starring: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Pamela Payton-Wright, Siobhan Keegan, Brian Neville, Constantine Hartofolis, Mary Testa, Jean Shevlin ..
Directed by: Martin Brest
Release date: 1979-12-07
9.

The North Avenue Irregulars

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to get them out.

Starring: Barbara Harris, Susan Clark, Karen Valentine, Michael Constantine, Cloris Leachman, Patsy Kelly, Douglas Fowley, Edward Herrmann, Marjorie Bennett, Bobby Rolofson ..
Directed by: Bruce Bilson
Release date: 1979-02-09
10.

The Onion Field

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An LA police officer is murdered in the onion fields outside of Bakersfield. However, legal loopholes could keep his kidnappers from receiving justice, and his partner is haunted by overwhelming survivor's guilt.

Starring: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson, Ronny Cox, David Huffman, Christopher Lloyd, Dianne Hull, Priscilla Pointer, Beege Barkette ..
Directed by: Harold Becker
Release date: 1979-09-09
11.

Murder by Decree

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its roots in a Royal indiscretion and that a cover-up is being managed by politicians at the highest level, all of whom happen to be Masons.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, John Gielgud, Donald Sutherland, Geneviève Bujold, Susan Clark, Anthony Quayle, Frank Finlay, Chris Wiggins ..
Directed by: Bob Clark
Release date: 1979-02-01
12.

The Lady in Red

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A farm girl's life turns upside down after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She moves to Chicago and becomes trapped in a vicious cycle of prostitution and crime.

Starring: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher, Robert Hogan, Laurie Heineman, Glenn Withrow, Christopher Lloyd, Dick Miller, Nancy Parsons, Alan Vint ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1979-07-01
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Murder by Natural Causes
13.

Murder by Natural Causes

3.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, together with her lover tries to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when it turns out that he knew about it all along.

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Katharine Ross, Richard Anderson, Barry Bostwick, Bill Fiore, Phil Leeds, Eve McVeagh, Jeff Donnell, Victoria Carroll, Judith Marie-Bergan ..
Directed by: Robert Day
Release date: 1979-02-17
14.

The Evictors

3.1
5.4/10 IMDB

In the 1940s, a young couple moves into a remote house near a small town in Louisiana. The house has a history of violence that seems to be repeating itself…

Starring: Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Jessica Harper, Sue Ane Langdon, Dennis Fimple, Bill Thurman, Jimmy Clem, Harry Thomasson, John H. Meyer, Foster Litton ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1979-04-17
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Love and Bullets
15.

Love and Bullets

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

Charles Bronson is out for revenge in this action drama. Jackie Pruit (Jill Ireland) is the girlfriend of notorious gangster Joe Bomposa (Rod Steiger). When it looks as if Jackie's life is being threatened by Bomposa's goons, the FBI moves in to protect her, in hopes that she'll have incriminating evidence that the Bureau can use against Bomposa in court. Veteran agent Charlie Congers (Bronson) is assigned to watch over Jackie, and while it soon becomes obvious that she knows almost nothing about Bomposa that would be of any use to the FBI, he also falls in love with her. However, Bomposa decides that it would be a lot more convenient to have Jackie out of the way, and he orders her to be executed. Bomposa's henchmen manage to slip through FBI security and murder her, but now they have to answer to the angry and vengeful Congers.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Rod Steiger, Henry Silva, Strother Martin, Bradford Dillman, Michael V. Gazzo, Paul Koslo, Val Avery, Sam Chew Jr. ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1979-04-05
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : 80 Blocks from Tiffany's
16.

80 Blocks from Tiffany's

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

This 1979 documentary depicts the daily life of gangs in the South Bronx. It deals primarily with two African American and Puerto Rican gangs known as the "Savage Skulls" and the "Savage Nomads".

Starring: Louis Gigante ..
Directed by: Gary Weis
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : The Golden Gate Murders
17.

The Golden Gate Murders

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

An elderly, venerable priest goes over the side of the Golden Gate Bridge and everyone except his nurse, Sister Benecia, believes that it was suicide. Sister Benecia finally manages to convince the police department to assign a detective, the cynical, irascible Paul Silver, to investigate. The "Mad Nun" and the "Mad Cop" become a formidable investigative team -- and much, much more.

Starring: David Janssen, Susannah York, Paul Coufos, Tim O'Connor, Lloyd Bochner, Kim Hunter, Alan Fudge, Kenneth Tigar, Regis Cordic, Sandy Ward ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1979-10-03
18.

Friendships, Secrets and Lies

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.

Starring: Cathryn Damon, Shelley Fabares, Sondra Locke, Tina Louise, Paula Prentiss, Stella Stevens, Loretta Swit, Fran Bennett, Kyle Richards, Cristen Kauffman ..
Directed by: Marlene Laird, Ann Zane Shanks
Release date: 1979-12-03
19.

Penitentiary

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to establish his dominance over the prison's toughest gang.

Starring: Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Thommy Pollard, Hazel Spears, Donovan Womack, Floyd 'Wildcat' Chatman, Gloria Delaney, Badja Djola, Cepheus Jaxon, Dwaine Fobbs ..
Directed by: Jamaa Fanaka
Release date: 1979-12-01
20.

Disco Godfather

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

Retired cop and celebrity DJ Tucker Williams (aka The Disco Godfather) takes to the streets as a dangerous hallucinogenic drug called Angel Dust begins to take hold of the neighborhood.

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones, Lady Reed, Frank Finn, Julius Carry, Hawthorne James, Paunita Nichols, Wesley Gale ..
Directed by: J. Robert Wagoner
Release date: 1979-09-04
21.

A Sense of Freedom

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

The true story of Jimmy Boyle, who was reputed to be Scotland's most violent man.

Starring: David Hayman, Bill Barclay, Martin Black, Alex Norton, Fulton Mackay, Jim Boyce, Monica Brady, Jake D'Arcy, Hector Nicol, Sean Scanlan ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1979-10-19
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
22.

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

An American ex-con who is trying to go straight is persuaded to be the inside man for an audacious bank job in central London.

Starring: Richard Jordan, Oliver Tobias, David Niven, Elke Sommer, Gloria Grahame, Richard Johnson, Brian Protheroe, Brian Croucher, Michael Angelis, Derek Deadman ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1979-01-01
23.

A Force of One

2.8
5.0/10 IMDB

Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Clu Gulager, Ron O'Neal, Bill Wallace, Eric Laneuville, James Whitmore Jr., Clint Ritchie, Pepe Serna, Raymond Vitte ..
Directed by: Paul Aaron
Release date: 1979-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Il mammasantissima
24.

Il mammasantissima

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Don Vincenzo is a well respected boss from Naples, but he protects people from other criminals, like gypsies, loan sharks and Don Bufalo...but as they say in Naples, a Mammasantissima either ends in jail or inside a grave.

Starring: Mario Merola, Malisa Longo, Elio Zamuto, Biagio Pelligra, Marina Viviani, Walter Ricciardi, Fabiola Toledo ..
Directed by: Alfonso Brescia
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : The Concorde Affair
25.

The Concorde Affair

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

A reporter tries to stop the crash of an aircraft after uncovering an airline's plot to save their business by sabotaging Concorde flights and have them decommissioned.

Starring: James Franciscus, Mimsy Farmer, Venantino Venantini, Fiamma Maglione, Edmund Purdom, Francisco Charles, Francesco Carnelutti, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Aldo Barberito, Roberto Santi ..
Directed by: Ruggero Deodato
Release date: 1979-03-23
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : She's Dressed to Kill
26.

She's Dressed to Kill

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A fashion designer gives a private showing at her mansion over a weekend, but someone starts killing off the models.

Starring: John Rubinstein, Jessica Walter, Connie Sellecca, Jim McMullan, Clive Revill, Gretchen Corbett, Barbara Cason, Cathie Shirriff, Corinne Calvet, Eleanor Parker ..
Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Release date: 1979-12-10
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : A Man, a Woman and a Bank
27.

A Man, a Woman and a Bank

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Two novice thieves are plotting to rob a bank in Vancouver. A photographer snaps a shot of one thief as he is carrying the bank building's blueprints. The would-be thief then begins a relationship with the photographer and attempts to retrieve the photos. Meanwhile, the thieves' plot consists of this: one man will enter the bank building after dark, while the other man sits in a van and uses a computer to unlock the building's doors. The final step involves transporting the cash to a freight ship waiting on the docks, for transportation to a money launderer in Macau.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky, Allan Kolman, Leigh Hamilton, Kung-Wu Huang, Campbell Lane, Terence Kelly, Nicholas Rice, Fernando Antunes ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1979-09-28
28.

Bloodline

2.4
4.6/10 IMDB

When her father is murdered, Elizabeth Roffe, a pharmaceutical company heiress, becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set. The investigation leads to one of Elizabeth's family members to be the culprit.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Ben Gazzara, Ben Gazzara, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, James Mason ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1979-06-29
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Steel
29.

Steel

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Mike Catton was once a world-renowned construction foreman (at least in the construction world), but an accident left him with a serious fear of heights. Unable to climb the big skyscrapers while under construction, he retired and became a truck driver. But when an old friend needs him to help put up a building, and when the old friend gets harassed and threatened by an Evil Corporate Type, he comes out of retirement and assembles the creme de la creme of the construction world. Together, they race against time to finish the building while the Evil Corporate Type tries to stop them.

Starring: Lee Majors, Jennifer O'Neill, Art Carney, Harris Yulin, George Kennedy, Glynn Rubin, Susan Kingsley, Bea Silvern, Redmond Gleeson, Terry Kiser ..
Directed by: Steve Carver
Release date: 1979-10-21
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : The Prize Fighter
30.

The Prize Fighter

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

"Bags" the boxer (funnyman Tim Conway) and his manager, Shake (Don Knotts), are quite a pair: One is a dim bulb, and the other has a mean streak. Times are tough and they must save their gym, so they line up some moneymaking fights. But when Bags and Shake discover that the bouts have been rigged, they end up with their backs to the wall and must fight back -- literally.

Starring: Don Knotts, Tim Conway, David Wayne, Cisse Cameron, Robin Clarke, Holly Conover, William Rosenfeld, Alfred E. Covington, Bill Crabb, Kenneth Daniel ..
Directed by: Michael Preece
Release date: 1979-11-02
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Hunted City
31.

Hunted City

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Commissario Paolo Ferro (Maurizio Merli) stars as a (typical) tough cop again. This time he returns to the city of Milan to go after a murder corporation. Acampora (Mario Merola) is believed to be the prime suspect although he later proves to be one of the mafia's targets. As if all that wasn't enough, Paolo has to face his own nephew who seems to be involved in all sorts of dirty business.

Starring: Maurizio Merli, Mario Merola, Carmen Scarpitta, Massimo Dapporto, Matilde C. Tisano, Nando Marineo, Francisco Rabal, Massimo Mirani, Lidia Costanzo, Remo Varisco ..
Directed by: Stelvio Massi
Release date: 1979-09-27
32.

Sunburn

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

A model and a private eye help a New York insurance investigator on a deadly case in Acapulco.

Starring: Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin, Art Carney, Joan Collins, William Daniels, John Hillerman, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Seymour Cassel, Robin Clarke ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1979-08-10
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Naples... The Camorra Challenges, the City Hits Back
33.

Naples... The Camorra Challenges, the City Hits Back

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Italian crime movie from 1979 directed by Alfonso Brescia.

Starring: Mario Merola, Antonio Sabàto, Jeff Blynn, Liana Trouche, Walter Ricciardi, Benito Artesi, Lucio Montanaro, Franco Angrisano, Rik Battaglia, Sabrina Siani ..
Directed by: Alfonso Brescia
Release date: 1979-01-01
34.

Malibu High

2.3
5.0/10 IMDB

When a high school senior is dumped by her boyfriend, her grades fall drastically...to avoid failing, she begins seducing her male teachers. Thus begins her downward spiral into drug addiction and prostitution, and ultimately assassinations for a kingpin mob boss.

Starring: Jill Lansing, Stuart Taylor, Katie Johnson, Wallace Earl, Alex Mann, Tammy Taylor, Garth Pillsbury, John Harmon, John Yates, James Devney ..
Directed by: Irvin Berwick
Release date: 1979-05-01
35.

Human Experiments

1.9
4.3/10 IMDB

A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates.

Starring: Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis, Ellen Travolta, Lurene Tuttle, Mercedes Shirley, Darlene Craviotto, Marie O'Henry, Wesley Marie Tackitt, Cherie Franklin, Aldo Ray ..
Directed by: Gregory Goodell
Release date: 1979-10-19
36.

Pursuit race

1.9
6.0/10 IMDB

A life of a driver Stephan Chekmenev turns out to be very lucky: healthy children, loving wife, solid loghouse. But once his fellow-villager perishes in a forest. And Chekmenev, considering himself to be the one to blame, in expectation of an imminent retribution, tries to understand: why and when did he, once having so many friends, become so indifferent towards other peoples lives.

Starring: Mykhaylo Holubovych, Lyudmila Chursina, Lyubov Virolainen, Nikolai Penkov ..
Directed by: Olgerd Vorontsov
Release date: 1979-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Blood Rage
37.

Blood Rage

1.9
4.7/10 IMDB

A sexually frustrated young man kills hookers.

Starring: Judith Marie-Bergan, Lawrence Tierney, James Johnson, Ian Scott, Jerry McGee, Patrick Hines, Kristen Steen, Irwin Keyes, Rita Ebenhart, Blair Trigg ..
Directed by: Joseph Zito
Release date: 1979-01-01
38.

The Paradise Connection

1.9
8.3/10 IMDB

A top Chicago lawyer goes to Hawaii to locate his missing son who abandoned a promising law career and has become involved in drug smuggling.

Starring: Buddy Ebsen, Marj Dusay, Brian Kerwin, Bonnie Ebsen, Michael Biehn, Paul Lambert, John Colicos, Danny Kamekona, Zulu ..
Directed by: Michael Preece
Release date: 1979-09-15
39.

Malice Aforethought

1.9
8.1/10 IMDB

Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is a man who is very careful and very determined. And he is especially determined to not get caught committing the perfect murder of his wife. In the end he succeeds but then finds circumstances are "agin him".

Release date: 1979-03-15
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : The Swap
40.

The Swap

1.7
3.3/10 IMDB

Vito gets out of jail after serving ten years and tries to find out who killed his younger brother.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jennifer Warren, Jarred Mickey, Terrayne Crawford, Martin J. Kelley, Anthony Charnota, Lisa Blount, Sybil Danning, Robert De Niro ..
Directed by: Jordan Leondopoulos
Release date: 1979-10-12
41.

Cocaine Cowboys

1.7
3.6/10 IMDB

A rock band is on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they've juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians and their manager wish to sever ties with organized-crime, leave the drug world behind and concentrate on music. They are coerced into doing one last job for the Mob. They lose the $2 million of cocaine and find themselves marked men unless they can fulfill their obligations.

Starring: Jack Palance, Tom Sullivan, Andy Warhol, Suzanna Love, Pete Huckabee ..
Directed by: Ulli Lommel
Release date: 1979-10-03
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Survival Run
42.

Survival Run

1.6
4.5/10 IMDB

A group of teenagers drive out into the desert in search of sex, beer, and general good times. When their van breaks down, they find a group of prospectors who welcome the kids and offer them a place to stay until they can get help. It soon becomes evident, however, that there is more to these prospectors than they claim, and soon the teens are fleeing for their lives.

Starring: Peter Graves, Ray Milland, Vincent Van Patten, Cosie Costa, Robby Weaver, Susan Pratt, Marianne Sauvage, Randi Meryl, Daniel Ades, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ..
Directed by: Larry Spiegel
Release date: 1979-04-26
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Samurai
43.

Samurai

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Lee Cantrell, a young San Francisco attorney by day, at night becomes a samurai warrior, and battles a crazed multi-millionaire who is planning to destroy the city with an earthquake machine.

Starring: Joe Penny, Dana Elcar, Beulah Quo, James Shigeta, Charles Cioffi, Geoffrey Lewis, Norman Alden, Morgan Brittany, Ralph Manza, Shane Sinutko ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1979-04-29
44.

The Great American Girl Robbery

1.6
4.7/10 IMDB

A busload containing three cheerleading teams from three different schools who are heading to compete against each other is hijacked by terrorists and the girls are kidnapped.

Starring: Kristine DeBell, Jason Williams, Anthony Lewis, Wally Ann Wharton, Leslie King, Marilyn Joi, Janie Squire, Lenka Novak, Robert Houston, Leon Isaac Kennedy ..
Directed by: Jeff Werner
Release date: 1979-09-01
45.

Evidence of Power

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

When criminology student Tom Richardson returns home to Hyland for the summer break, he is shocked to learn of a series of horrible deaths and mutilations.

Starring: Steven Carry, Alan Hale Jr., Gordon Jump, Rae LeBlond, James Matz ..
Directed by: Vern Piehl
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Black Island
46.

Black Island

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Joe and Michael, 13-year-old Brits, become separated from their class outing, stranded on a small island, and captured by armed men.

Starring: Michael Elphick, Allan Surtees, Martin Murphy, Mike Salmon, Norman Tipton, Hugh Martin, Mike Savage, Brian Osborne ..
Directed by: Ben Bolt
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Delta Fox
47.

Delta Fox

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Woman is kidnaped by hitman who discovers that he is the target of another hitman.

Starring: Richard Lynch, Priscilla Barnes, Richard Jaeckel, Stuart Whitman, John Ireland, Julius Harris, Tracy Sebastian, Damon Reicher, Susan Holloway ..
Directed by: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian
Release date: 1979-10-31
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : The Kirlian Witness
48.

The Kirlian Witness

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A woman communicates with a houseplant that was the only witness to a recent murder.

Starring: Nancy Snyder, Nancy Boykin, Joel Colodner, Ted Le Plat, Lawrence Tierney, Maia Danziger, Tony De Carlo, Joel Eagon, Maia Danziger, Lawrence Tierney ..
Directed by: Jonathan Sarno
Release date: 1979-06-14
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : The Ordeal of Patty Hearst
49.

The Ordeal of Patty Hearst

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The story of the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by members of a radical guerrilla organisation, as seen by the FBI agent in charge of her case.

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Lisa Eilbacher, David Haskell, Stephen Elliott, Dolores Sutton, Felton Perry, Tisa Farrow, Jonathan Banks, Anne De Salvo, Karen Landry ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1979-03-04
Best Crime Movies of 1979 : Express to Terror
50.

Express to Terror

1.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A gambling addict, mobsters, movie producers and others are plagued with murder while aboard a high-speed rail train. This pilot episode for the short-lived "Supertrain" series (which lasted just 9 episodes) was released to home video as a independent feature.

Starring: Steve Lawrence, Stella Stevens, George Hamilton, Vicki Lawrence, Don Meredith, Fred Williamson, Char Fontane, Don Stroud, Keenan Wynn, Deborah Benson ..
Directed by: Dan Curtis
Release date: 1979-02-07

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