Best Crime Movies of 1982

1.

The King of Comedy

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Ed Herlihy, Lou Brown, Loretta Tupper, Peter Potulski, Vinnie Gonzales, Whitey Ryan ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips
Release date: 1982-12-18
2.

48 Hrs.

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham, Brion James, Kerry Sherman, Jonathan Banks ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1982-12-07
3.

Evil Under the Sun

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Denis Quilley, Roddy McDowall, James Mason, Sylvia Miles, Colin Blakely ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1982-03-05
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Police Squad!
4.

Police Squad!

5.1
8.4/10 IMDB

Frank Drebbin leads his bungling detective squad in the comedy series that inspired the 'Naked Gun' films. This comedy classic mercilessly spoofed every detective show convention known and was the blueprint for the irreverent, 'anything might happen' formula. Full of ridiculous moments such as when the weekly special guest star is introduced during the opening title sequence - and killed as soon as their name is read, never to be seen in the episode again.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Peter Lupus, Rex Hamilton ..
Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Joe Dante, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Release date: 1982-03-04
5.

Deathtrap

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Starring: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth, Henry Jones, Joe Silver, Tony DiBenedetto, Al LeBreton, Francis B. Creamer Jr., Stewart Klein ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1982-03-19
6.

Class of 1984

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Andy is a new teacher at an inner city high school that is unlike any he has seen before. There are metal detectors at the front door and the place is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.

Starring: Perry King, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall, Michael J. Fox, Merrie Lynn Ross, Stefan Arngrim, Keith Knight, Lisa Langlois, Neil Clifford, Al Waxman ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1982-08-20
7.

Death Wish II

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon, Robin Sherwood, Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Franciosa, Ben Frank, Silvana Gallardo, Robert F. Lyons ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1982-02-20
8.

Made in Britain

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Trevor sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only interested when there’s something that he can get out of it. The authorities within the centre try to make Trevor conform to the norms of society, but he takes no notice, and would rather speak in a torrent of four-letter words and racial abuse.

Starring: Tim Roth, Bill Stewart, Geoffrey Hutchings, Sean Chapman, Eric Richard, Christopher Fulford, Terry Richards ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1982-02-25
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Spider's Web
9.

Spider's Web

3.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Clarissa, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, is given to daydreaming. 'Supposing I were to come down one morning and find a dead body in the library, what should I do?' she muses. Clarissa has her chance to find out when she discovers a body in the drawing-room of her house in Kent.

Starring: Penelope Keith, Robert Flemyng, Thorley Walters, Elizabeth Spriggs, David Yelland, John Barcroft, Holly Aird, Jonathan Newth, Brian Protheroe, David Crosse ..
Directed by: Basil Coleman
Release date: 1982-12-26
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Chan Is Missing
10.

Chan Is Missing

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society.

Starring: Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew, Peter Wang, Presco Tabios, Frankie Alarcon, Judy Nihei, Ellen Yeung, George Woo, Emily Woo Yamasaki ..
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Release date: 1982-01-01

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