Best Crime Movies of 1982


Evil Under the Sun

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


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. ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1982-03-19

Trail of the Pink Panther

5.0/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau.

Starring: Peter Sellers, David Niven, Herbert Lom, Richard Mulligan, Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Robert Loggia, Burt Kwouk, Harvey Korman, Leonard Rossiter ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1982-12-03
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Investigator by Profession

Investigator by Profession

7.2/10 IMDB

A locker room janitor at the train station notices that a suitcase was put in a locker by a man, but pulled out by another man. This suitcase appeared to be stuffed with money. This incident allows a police detective to uncover a huge criminal organization responsible for theft, smuggling and murder.

Starring: Georgi Burkov, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Irina Miroshnichenko, Nikolai Pastukhov, Yuri Grebenshchikov, Nikolai Parfyonov, Klara Luchko, Vsevolod Shilovsky, Nikolai Prokopovich ..
Directed by: Aleksandr Blank
Release date: 1982-12-31
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : The Story of Prunella

The Story of Prunella

6.8/10 IMDB

Three violent escaped convicts on the run from the law break into a house where a young woman is being given a wedding shower, and they proceed on a rampage of violence, rape and sexual assaults.

Starring: Ambrosia Fox, George Payne, Dixie Dew, Ron Jeremy, Cheri Champagne, Joey Karson, Marc Roberts ..
Directed by: Phil Prince
Release date: 1982-03-26
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Freedom


7.0/10 IMDB

Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.

Starring: Jon Blake, Candy Raymond, Jad Capelja, Charles Tingwell, Max Cullen, Chris Haywood, Reg Lye, John Clayton, Greg Rowe ..
Directed by: Scott Hicks
Release date: 1982-04-01


4.9/10 IMDB

The year is 1995 and Michael Stringer is the only private eye left on Earth. One day, he is assigned by a woman to investigate Eden Isle, a complex for people who want a perfect life started by an industrialist named Korter. Interestingly, Korter is found on a beach and is 20 years younger than he was before. When he gets into the complex, he is caught in a web of mystery.

Starring: Joe Cortese, Susan George ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1982-08-01
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Desire: The Vampire

Desire: The Vampire

6.0/10 IMDB

A Coroner's assistant (who is also a law student) gets involved in a strange case involving his girlfriend's place of employment (a hospital) and Vampires after Milton King is drained of his blood. Strange things happen as a defrocked priest tries to thwart all efforts to solve this case.

Starring: David Naughton, Dorian Harewood, Marilyn Jones, Barbara Stock, Arthur Rosenberg, Brad Dourif, Marc Silver, Timothy Stack, Jason Ross-Azikiwe, Tom Willett ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1982-11-15
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

7.4/10 IMDB

A middle-aged professor's young bride and his assistant plan to commit a double murder disguised as a "Crime Passionel", but discover too late that one of their intended victims has become a fellow conspirator.

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Cherie Lunghi, Carmen du Sautoy, Kevin McNally, David Schofield, Clive Swift, Jonathan Blake, Anna Cropper, Sarah Berger, Richard Warner ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Dangerous Company

Dangerous Company

6.9/10 IMDB

The true story of Ray Johnson, a convict who spent most of his life in and out of prison until he finally decided to turn his life around.

Starring: Beau Bridges, Alan Autry, Karen Carlson, Jan Sterling ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1982-02-09

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