Best Crime Movies of 1980


The Blues Brothers

7.9/10 IMDB

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts his old band back togther to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Willie Hall ..
Directed by: John Landis
Release date: 1980-06-16

The Long Good Friday

7.6/10 IMDB

In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Dave King, Bryan Marshall, Derek Thompson, Eddie Constantine, P.H. Moriarty, Alan Ford, Paul Barber ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1980-11-01

Atlantic City

7.3/10 IMDB

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Al Waxman, Robert Goulet, Moses Znaimer, Angus MacInnes ..
Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1980-09-03


7.1/10 IMDB

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.

Starring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Morgan Freeman, Murray Hamilton, David Keith, Matt Clark, Richard Ward, M. Emmet Walsh, Everett McGill ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1980-06-20

Dressed to Kill

7.1/10 IMDB

After witnessing a mysterious woman brutally slay a homemaker, prostitute Liz Blake finds herself trapped in a dangerous situation. While the police thinks she is the murderer, the real killer is intent on silencing her only witness.

Starring: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, David Margulies, Ken Baker, Susanna Clemm, Brandon Maggart, Amalie Collier ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1980-07-25


7.1/10 IMDB

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Julie Carmen, John Adames, Buck Henry, Lupe Garnica, Jessica Castillo, Tom Noonan, Ronald Maccone, Lawrence Tierney, John P. Finnegan ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1980-10-01

The Long Riders

6.9/10 IMDB

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

Starring: David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, James Keach, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Kevin Brophy, Harry Carey, Jr., Christopher Guest ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1980-05-16


6.5/10 IMDB

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S&M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as a decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the complex rules and signals of this little society.

Starring: Al Pacino, Karen Allen, Paul Sorvino, Richard Cox, Don Scardino, Joe Spinell, Jay Acovone, Randy Jurgensen, Barton Heyman, Kirsten Baker ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1980-02-15

American Gigolo

6.3/10 IMDB

Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, K Callan, Carole Cook, Nina van Pallandt, Bill Duke, Brian Davies, Tom Stewart, Patricia Carr ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1980-02-08

The Mirror Crack'd

6.2/10 IMDB

Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis, Edward Fox, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor, Wendy Morgan, Margaret Courtenay, Carolyn Pickles ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1980-09-19
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Gideon's Trumpet

Gideon's Trumpet

7.1/10 IMDB

True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.

Starring: Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray, Sam Jaffe, Dean Jagger, Sam Jaffe, Nicholas Pryor, William Prince, Lane Smith ..
Directed by: Robert L. Collins
Release date: 1980-04-30

The Exterminator

5.7/10 IMDB

When a man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York, he transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a war zone.

Starring: Christopher George, Samantha Eggar, Robert Ginty, Steve James, Tony DiBenedetto, Dick Boccelli, Patrick Farrelly, Michele Harrell, David Lipman, Cindy Wilks ..
Directed by: James Glickenhaus
Release date: 1980-09-10


6.7/10 IMDB

John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the true story of his life, his criminal exploits and his eventual rehabilitation.

Starring: Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell, Billy Murray, Georgina Hale, Steven Berkoff, Brian Hall, Malcolm Tierney, Peter Jonfield, Matthew Scurfield ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1980-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : That Sinking Feeling

That Sinking Feeling

6.7/10 IMDB

Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money and comes up with a complicated scheme: to steal sinks from a warehouse dressed as girls and using a stop-motion-potion.

Starring: Robert Buchanan, Billy Greenlees, John Hughes, John Gordon Sinclair, Danny Benson, David Scott, Drew Burns, Eddie Burt, Derek Millar, Eric Joseph ..
Directed by: Bill Forsyth
Release date: 1980-10-01


6.1/10 IMDB

Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is battling the Souls and not only changing their attitudes, but the attitudes of his previously intimidated neighbors as well.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Theresa Saldana, Danny Aiello, Rudy Ramos, Frank Pesce, Lenny Montana, Art Carney, Santos Morales, Tony Sirico, Don Blakely ..
Directed by: John Flynn
Release date: 1980-03-14

The Private Eyes

6.5/10 IMDB

The lord and lady of a capacious manor are killed, and the lord's ghost seems to have returned to knock off the staff one by one, causing Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart to investigate the wacky house and its inhabitants.

Starring: Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Trisha Noble, Bernard Fox, Grace Zabriskie, John Fujioka, Irwin Keyes, Fred Stuthman, Robert V. Barron, Patrick Cranshaw ..
Directed by: Lang Elliott
Release date: 1980-04-17
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Waikiki


5.8/10 IMDB

A couple of private eyes, a laid-back Californian and a streetwise New Yorker, team up to track down a killer in Hawaii known as "The Cane Field Murderer" in this unsuccessful pilot to a detective series.

Starring: Dack Rambo, Steve Marachuk, Donna Mills, Cal Bellini, Darren McGavin, Robert F. Lyons, Mark Slade, Branscombe Richmond, Betty Carvalho, Tanya Roberts ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1980-04-21

Rough Cut

5.6/10 IMDB

A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven, Timothy West, Patrick Magee, Al Matthews, Susan Littler, Joss Ackland, Isabel Dean, Wolf Kahler ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1980-06-19


6.0/10 IMDB

Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers committed the crime.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Bruno Kirby, Bert Remsen, Michael Lerner, Kenneth McMillan, Ed Harris, Karmin Murcelo, Enrique Castillo, Wilford Brimley, Norman Alden ..
Directed by: Jerrold Freedman
Release date: 1980-12-19

The Formula

5.6/10 IMDB

While investigating the death of a friend and fellow cop, Los Angeles police officer Barney Caine stumbles across evidence that Nazis created a synthetic alternative to gasoline during World War II. This revelation has the potential to end the established global oil industry, making the formula a very valuable and dangerous piece of information. Eventually, Caine must contend with oil tycoon Adam Steiffel, who clearly has his own agenda regarding the formula.

Starring: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Gielgud, G. D. Spradlin, Beatrice Straight, Richard Lynch, John van Dreelen, Ike Eisenmann, Marshall Thompson ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1980-12-19

The First Deadly Sin

5.9/10 IMDB

A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, George Coe, Brenda Vaccaro, Martin Gabel, Anthony Zerbe, James Whitmore, Bruce Willis, Joe Spinell ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1980-10-03
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

7.2/10 IMDB

Filmed on location at Alcatraz Island, this two-part "whole story" actually concentrates on a handful of the denizens behind the cold grey walls of "The Rock". Michael Beck plays the real-life Clarence Carnes, an Oklahoma Choctaw Indian said to be the youngest man ever incarcerated in the notorious maximum security prison. Serving a 99-year sentence for a gas station holdup and murder, Carnes makes periodic attempts to escape, the final attempt being the most violent. Many of the subordinate characters are fictional (as are most of the details concerning Carnes' escape efforts); the one exception is Robert Stroud, the "Birdman of Alcatraz", here portrayed by Art Carney as a gentle, kindly philosopher. Telly Savalas, a costar of the Burt Lancaster vehicle Birdman of Alcatraz, also guest starred in the 1980 film. Originally titled Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes, this made-for-TV movie wavers between gritty realism and "I'm bustin' outta here!" artifice.

Starring: Michael Beck, Art Carney, Alex Karras, Telly Savalas, Will Sampson, Ronny Cox, Richard Lynch, Robert Davi, John Amos, James MacArthur ..
Directed by: Paul Krasny
Release date: 1980-11-05
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Oh Heavenly Dog

Oh Heavenly Dog

5.4/10 IMDB

Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client. He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in heaven, they tell him he's "marginal material," and they can only decide on his final destination through one last assignment: to go back and solve his own murder. As a dog. A cute fluffy little dog (Benji). Undaunted, Browning begins to investigate the case as best he can around his canine disabilities (dialing the phone presents a special challenge) to solve the murders, save the girl, and see justice done.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif, Robert Morley, Lorenzo Music, Benjean, Stuart Germain, Alan Sues, John Stride, Donnelly Rhodes ..
Directed by: Joe Camp
Release date: 1980-07-11

The Nude Bomb

5.1/10 IMDB

When KAOS develops a bomb that can dissolve all clothing, Maxwell Smart is brought in to foil the evil plot.

Starring: Don Adams, Sylvia Kristel, Rhonda Fleming, Dana Elcar, Andrea Howard, Pamela Hensley, Norman Lloyd, Bill Dana, Vittorio Gassman, Joey Forman ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1980-05-09
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : The Return of Frank Cannon

The Return of Frank Cannon

6.9/10 IMDB

Private detective Frank Cannon comes out of retirement to investigate an old friend and Army Intelligence colleague's death, which has been ruled a suicide, but which smells like murder.

Starring: William Conrad, Diana Muldaur, Ed Nelson, Joanna Pettet, Arthur Hill, William Smithers, Allison Argo, Burr DeBenning, Taylor Lacher, Hank Brandt ..
Directed by: Corey Allen
Release date: 1980-10-31
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Ballgame


5.4/10 IMDB

Here's the pitch - 12 of the most beautiful, talented women ever to play ball, 24 of the most incredible breasts to ever hide in a wet T-shirt. 10 of the most handsome, virile men ever seen in an adult movie. The top-in-line in anyone's double-header, it's a home run guaranteed to make everyone score! Beautiful Lolita, queen of all the hookers, incarcerated in the city jail, finds more thrills than bargained for when she aggressively solicits her warden for improved jail conditions. She finds the sex starved public servant has one goal - to be governor - and has spent the jail refurbishing funds for his campaign. Lolita and the warden decide to have a "whing ding" of a baseball game to refill the jail fund and to quell his desires. The burly studs of Cellblock B, a melee that contests brawn against brains, and bawdy bodies, see the Beavers against the Dicks, it's a game you'll never forget and a ballgame played like you've never seen before!

Starring: April Grant, Ashley Welles, Brandy Lee, Candida Royalle, Connie Peterson, Jennifer West, Lisa De Leeuw, Maria Tortuga, Rachael Livingston, Susan Nero ..
Directed by: Erwin C. Dietrich, Ann Perry
Release date: 1980-02-01

The Baltimore Bullet

5.9/10 IMDB

A tale of two hustlers trying to set up a big game.

Starring: James Coburn, Omar Sharif, Bruce Boxleitner, Ronee Blakley, Jack O'Halloran, Calvin Lockhart, Joyce Mandel, Cisse Cameron, Lou Wagner, Charlie Picerni ..
Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller
Release date: 1980-04-01
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Night Accident

Night Accident

6.4/10 IMDB

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Starring: Pyotr Velyaminov, Galina Polskikh, Tatyana Pelttser, Lyubov Sokolova, Aleksei Zharkov, Yuri Kayurov, Boris Smorchkov, Valentina Grushina, Nikolai Parfyonov, Natalya Nazarova ..
Directed by: Venyamin Dorman
Release date: 1980-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Die Laughing

Die Laughing

4.7/10 IMDB

A San Francisco cab driver find himself in possession of a monkey that is carrying a formula for turning atomic waste into a plutonium bomb. He finds himself framed for a murder and chased…

Starring: Robby Benson, Linda Grovenor, Charles Durning, Elsa Lanchester, Bud Cort, Rita Taggart, Marty Zagon, Larry Hankin, Peter Coyote, Charles Fleischer ..
Directed by: Jeff Werner
Release date: 1980-04-01

Night of the Juggler

6.5/10 IMDB

An ex New York cop is desperate to find his kidnapped daughter.

Starring: James Brolin, Cliff Gorman, Richard S. Castellano, Linda Miller, Barton Heyman, Sully Boyar, Julie Carmen, Abby Bluestone, Dan Hedaya, Mandy Patinkin ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1980-06-06
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Dan August: Once Is Never Enough

Dan August: Once Is Never Enough

6.2/10 IMDB

Lt. Dan August is a homicide detective in his hometown of Santa Luisa, California. In this reediting of two episodes of Burt Reynolds' "Dan August" TV series, August and his partner Wilentz investigate the slayings of two winos who died after drinking poisoned whiskey and the rape and murder of a young woman.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Norman Fell, Richard Anderson, Jerry Ayres, Ned Romero, Jan-Michael Vincent, Susan Oliver, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Fritz Weaver, Ahna Capri ..
Directed by: Ralph Senensky, Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : The Night the City Screamed

The Night the City Screamed

5.8/10 IMDB

A massive blackout plunges a major American city into a night of terror.

Starring: Georg Stanford Brown, Raymond Burr, David Cassidy, Robert Culp, Clifton Davis, George DiCenzo, Gary Frank, Don Meredith, Linda Purl, Shelley Smith ..
Directed by: Harry Falk
Release date: 1980-12-14

Sitting Ducks

6.2/10 IMDB

Two small-time thieves come together in a quest to make their childhood dreams come true.

Starring: Michael Emil, Zack Norman, Patrice Townsend, Irene Cagen, Richard Romanus, John Teranova, Eric Starr, Stasia Grabowski, Ellen Talmadge, Madeline Silver ..
Directed by: Henry Jaglom
Release date: 1980-04-04

Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii

7.8/10 IMDB

Magnum's old Navy buddy is dead and the Navy says he was a cocaine smuggler. Magnum sets out to prove his buddy was framed.

Starring: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti, Pamela Susan Shoop, W.K. Stratton, Allen Williams, Clyde Kusatsu, Robert Loggia, Dorit Stevens ..
Directed by: Roger Young
Release date: 1980-12-11
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : The Black Marble

The Black Marble

6.2/10 IMDB

When alcoholic homicide investigator Valnikov is transferred to a burglary case that seems to involve a creepy dogcatcher, he's also given a new partner -- the pragmatic Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman, who's experiencing a midlife crisis and does not welcome Valnikov's company. But as these emotionally bruised cops are drawn deeper into the bizarre world of dog shows, animal fanatics and pet cemeteries, they're also drawn to each other.

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock, John Hancock, Raleigh Bond, Judy Landers, Marilyn Chris, Michael Dudikoff, Lou Cutell ..
Directed by: Harold Becker
Release date: 1980-03-07
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : The Hostage Tower

The Hostage Tower

5.1/10 IMDB

A flamboyant master criminal and several specialists stage an audacious scheme to capture the Eiffel Tower and hold as hostage one of its visitors, the U.S. President's mother, while the head of a UN security force tries to stop them.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Maud Adams, Billy Dee Williams, Keir Dullea, Britt Ekland, Rachel Roberts, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Celia Johnson, Jack Lenoir, André Oumansky ..
Directed by: Claudio Guzmán
Release date: 1980-09-19
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : The Rebel

The Rebel

5.9/10 IMDB

"Poliziotti solitudine e rabbia" or "Ein Mann namens Venedig" (A Man called Venice), as it was called in Germany, is an Italian-German crime drama co-production from 1979, filmed mainly in the snowy winter of bleak West-Berlin. Italian cop Nick, played by gangster movie veteran Maurizio Merli, goes to Berlin to find the head of an International European blackmailing gang who has murdered several people. He investigates undercover as a contract killer for the gangsters, but of course becomes immediately the target of his enemies and has to fight hard to save his life...

Starring: Maurizio Merli, Arthur Brauss, Francisco Rabal, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Bobby Rhodes, Jutta Speidel, Buddy Elias ..
Directed by: Stelvio Massi
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Cry of the Innocent

Cry of the Innocent

5.1/10 IMDB

An American insurance executive, who sees his wife and children die when a plane crashes into their vacation cottage on the Irish coast, uncovers a series of suspicious clues indicating that it was no accident after a pretty financial reporter who resembles his dead wife turns up.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Joanna Pettet, Nigel Davenport, Walter Gotell, Jim Norton, Alexander Knox, Joe Cahill, May Ollis, Bairbre Dowling, Cyril Cusack ..
Directed by: Michael O'Herlihy
Release date: 1980-06-15
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Nightkill


5.5/10 IMDB

The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder which was created by her own deceit. When she tries to escape the results of her actions, she too falls victim to deception.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jaclyn Smith, Mike Connors, Fritz Weaver, Sybil Danning, James Franciscus, Belinda Mayne, Tina Menard, Melanie MacQueen, Michael Anderson Jr. ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1980-12-18
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Hoodlums


5.2/10 IMDB

Loretta is a singer and escort in a mob-owned NYC nightclub and illegal casino. The favorite working girl of manager George, Loretta is unhappy with her current occupation and looking for a way out. George, meanwhile, is losing his stranglehold on the business. Complications arise when Loretta finds herself falling for a man she meets in her off-hours.

Starring: Nai Bonet, Tony Page, Vicki Sue Robinson, Raymond Serra, Douglas Kerr, Paul Meacham, Dino Laudicina, Peter Iacangelo, Andrew Gerado, Michael V. Gazzo ..
Directed by: Mac Ahlberg
Release date: 1980-09-16


8.5/10 IMDB

The thirteen-part series recounted the lives of the titular Fox family, who lived in Clapham in South London and had gangland connections.

Starring: Peter Vaughan, Elizabeth Spriggs, Bernard Hill, Derrick O'Connor, Ray Winstone, Eamon Boland, Larry Lamb, Rosemary Martin, Cindy O'Callaghan, Richard Weinbaum ..
Directed by: Jim Goddard
Release date: 1980-03-10
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Terror on Tour

Terror on Tour

3.8/10 IMDB

A rock band called "The Clowns" comes under suspicion of murder when several prostitutes are killed by individuals made up like members of the band.

Starring: Rick Styles, Chip Greenman, Rich Pemberton, Dave Galluzzo, Larry Thomas, Sylvia Wright, John Wintergate, Kalassu, Camelia Kath, Verkina Flower ..
Directed by: Don Edmonds
Release date: 1980-01-04
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : My Kidnapper, My Love

My Kidnapper, My Love

7.4/10 IMDB

Small-time crook Rooney cons his crippled brother, a street-wise news vendor, into snatching a wealthy, emotionally-disturbed runaway to extort money from her parents, but the brother throws the get-rich-quick scheme awry by falling in love with her.

Starring: Ellen Geer, Mickey Rooney, James Stacy, Glynnis O'Connor, J.D. Cannon, Jan Sterling, Richard Venture, Mickey Rooney, Ellen Geer, Lonny Stevens ..
Directed by: Sam Wanamaker
Release date: 1980-12-08

Cardiac Arrest

4.1/10 IMDB

The "Missing Heart Murders" are plaguing San Francisco - dead bodies that turn up with their hears surgically removed! So a weak-stomached homicide cop looks into the possibilities of a black market for human organs, while across town a man must make a difficult decision regarding his wife, who needs a transplant...

Starring: Garry Goodrow, Michael Paul Chan, Max Gail, Susan O'Connell, Robert Behling, Fred Ward, Dave McElhatton, John Allen Vick, Marjorie Eaton, Charlie Murphy ..
Directed by: Murray Mintz
Release date: 1980-01-28


3.9/10 IMDB

A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband philanders and every little thing frightens her out of her wits.

Starring: Sallee Young, Harry Reems, Deborah Alter, Kathryn Clayton, Bryan Charles, Edward Talbot 'Chip' Matthews, Stephen Blood ..
Directed by: Arthur Jeffreys
Release date: 1980-06-01
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Força Estranha

Força Estranha

6.5/10 IMDB

Starring: Paulo Biagiolli, Gisele Castilho, Pércio da Silva, Genésio de Carvalho, Emílio Di Biasi, Selma Egrei, Ênio Gonçalves, Ari Janishe, Antônio Jesus, Roy Kooger ..
Directed by: Pedro Mawashe
Release date: 1980-09-11
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Death Penalty

Death Penalty

6.3/10 IMDB

A strong-willed psychologist tries to rehabilitate a member of a Pittsburgh street gang who has been found guilty of the murder of two other teenagers in a playground rumble.

Starring: Colleen Dewhurst, Dana Elcar, Joe Morton, David Labiosa, Ted Ross, Dan Hedaya, Marcelino Sanchez, Sarah Natoli, Paul McCrane, James A. Baffico ..
Directed by: Waris Hussein
Release date: 1980-01-22


6.4/10 IMDB

A madman kidnaps an innocent child and only an ex-race car driver can deliver the ransom, a fortune in gold, in time.

Starring: Richard Losee, Kristine Kelly, Dahl Gleave, David Fitzen ..
Directed by: Richard Losee
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop

Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop

6.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Karen Black, Don Murray, Eddie Egan, James Whitmore Jr., Frank Sinatra Jr., Pat Crowley, A Martinez, Ron Masak, Rana Ford ..
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1980-04-28
Best Crime Movies of 1980 : Reward


5.8/10 IMDB

A dispirited cop chucks his job on the force and, with the help of a college co-ed, sets out to solve the murder of a police colleague who had been his best friend.

Starring: Michael Parks, Richard Jaeckel, Louis Giambalvo, Malachy McCourt, Annie McEnroe, Andrew Robinson, Calvin Jung, Bridget Hanley, Lance LeGault, David Clennon ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1980-05-23

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