Best Crime Movies of 1982

1.

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!
2.

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
3.

48 Hrs.

4.9
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
4.

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
5.

Death Wish II

4.4
6.1/10 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
6.

Class of 1984

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything 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
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Chan Is Missing
7.

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 ..
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Release date: 1982-01-01
8.

Eating Raoul

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Starring: Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Susan Saiger, Richard Paul, John Shearin, Darcy Pulliam, Garry Goodrow, Richard Blackburn, Hamilton Camp, Buck Henry ..
Directed by: Paul Bartel
Release date: 1982-03-24
9.

The Executioner's Song

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. As their relationship quickly deteriorates, Gary goes on a murderous rampage, leaving two dead. During his trial, he demands capital punishment; a media circus ensues and outsiders look to profit from his story.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti, Rosanna Arquette, Eli Wallach, Steven Keats, Jordan Clarke, Richard Venture, Jenny Wright ..
Directed by: Lawrence Schiller
Release date: 1982-09-10
Best Crime Movies of 1982 : Hammett
10.

Hammett

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Chinatown, San Francisco, 1928. Former private detective Dashiell Hammett, a compulsive drinker with tuberculosis who writes pulp fiction for a living, receives an unexpected visit from an old friend asking for help…

Starring: Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Roy Kinnear, Elisha Cook Jr., Lydia Lei, Richard Bradford, Michael Chow, David Patrick Kelly, Sylvia Sidney ..
Directed by: Wim Wenders
Release date: 1982-06-09

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