Best History Movies of 1989

1.

Glory

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch, JD Cullum, Bob Gunton ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1989-12-15
2.

Henry V

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, James Larkin, Paul Scofield, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Simon Shepherd, James Simmons, Charles Kay ..
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 1989-10-05
3.

Roger & Me

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith.

Starring: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross, Bob Eubanks, James Blanchard, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Wilson, Pat Boone, Anita Bryant ..
Directed by: Michael Moore
Release date: 1989-09-01
4.

Casualties of War

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Ving Rhames, Thuy Thu Le, Erik King, Jack Gwaltney, Dan Martin ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1989-08-18
Best History Movies of 1989 : For All Mankind
5.

For All Mankind

5.1
8.1/10 IMDB

A testament to NASA's Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s. Composed of actual NASA footage of the missions and astronaut interviews, the documentary offers the viewpoint of the individuals who braved the remarkable journey to the moon and back.

Starring: Jim Lovell, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, Buzz Aldrin, John Young ..
Directed by: Al Reinert
Release date: 1989-11-01
6.

Great Balls of Fire!

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Blount, Trey Wilson, Steve Allen, Michael St. Gerard, Mojo Nixon ..
Directed by: Jim McBride
Release date: 1989-06-30
7.

Romero

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

Starring: Raúl Juliá, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez, Alejandro Bracho, Tony Plana, Harold Gould, Lucy Reina, Al Ruscio, Tony Perez ..
Directed by: John Duigan
Release date: 1989-08-25
Best History Movies of 1989 : The World at War: The Making of the Series
8.

The World at War: The Making of the Series

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

The making of 'The World At War'. Each film in the 26 episode series had to be an essay on an aspect of the war, because the length and separate aspects of the war was far too much to cover in detail. Jeremy Isaacs talks about the production process and the aims of the project. The intention of the crew that were involved with the various skills in making 'The World at War' had no desire to use film from British, German, French, Polish, Russian, Japanese, or the Americans because of their specific means of showing the winning side of a specific action. Rather, an effort was made to interview people who were not part of the establishment, but rather the common people or assistants and secretaries of historical persons. Film was researched for those films from cameras where there was no special subject, but those that would allow the viewer to make their own decisions about what they had just seen and heard.

Starring: Adolf Hitler, Jeremy Isaacs, Albert Speer ..
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : My Name Is Bill W.
9.

My Name Is Bill W.

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support group that would eventually become Alcoholics Anonymous.

Starring: James Woods, JoBeth Williams, James Garner, Gary Sinise, George Coe, Robert Harper, Ray Reinhardt, Fritz Weaver, Rick Warner, Joe Inscoe ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1989-04-30
10.

The Woman in Black

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or even acknowledge the menacing woman in black he keeps seeing.

Starring: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran, David Ryall, Clare Holman, John Cater, John Franklyn-Robbins, Fiona Walker, William Simons ..
Directed by: Herbert Wise
Release date: 1989-12-24
Best History Movies of 1989 : Elephant
11.

Elephant

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland.

Starring: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small, Robert J. Taylor, Joe Cauley, Noel McGee, Patrick Condren, Andrew Downs, Terry Doyle ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1989-02-13
12.

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

3.5
8.1/10 IMDB

On the eve of 1987's Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, surviving families and friends of people who have died of AIDS prepare panels to be added to a large-scale memorial quilt project. Drawing from the sea of names memorialized, director Robert Epstein focuses on the lives of six people. Alongside the intimate profiles offered, through news footage and interviews, Epstein puts the AIDS crisis in the larger context of social and government response to the disease.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Vito Russo, Cleve Jones, Sara Lewinstein, David Mandell, Suzi Mandell, Sallie Perryman, Tracy Torrey, Gregg Baker, Gary Bauer ..
Directed by: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Release date: 1989-12-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : China in Revolution: 1911-1949
13.

China in Revolution: 1911-1949

3.5
8.4/10 IMDB

CHINA: A CENTURY OF REVOLUTION is a six-hour tour de force journey through the country's most tumultuous period. First televised on PBS, this award-winning documentary series presents an astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from citizens who struggled through China's most decisive century. CHINA IN REVOLUTION charts the country's most violent era where decades of civil war and foreign invasions led to the bloody battle for power between Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek.

Directed by: Sue Williams
Release date: 1989-09-27
14.

Scandal

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal occurs when her affair with the Minister of War goes public, threatening their lifestyles and their freedom.

Starring: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen, Jeroen Krabbé, Leslie Phillips, Britt Ekland, Daniel Massey, Roland Gift, Jean Alexander ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 1989-03-03
15.

Fat Man and Little Boy

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Assigned to oversee the development of the atomic bomb, Gen. Leslie Groves is a stern military man determined to have the project go according to plan. He selects J. Robert Oppenheimer as the key scientist on the top-secret operation, but the two men clash fiercely on a number of issues. Despite their frequent conflicts, Groves and Oppenheimer ultimately push ahead with two bomb designs — the bigger "Fat Man" and the more streamlined "Little Boy."

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, Ron Frazier, John C. McGinley, Natasha Richardson, Ron Vawter, Michael Brockman ..
Directed by: Roland Joffé
Release date: 1989-10-20
Best History Movies of 1989 : The Congress
16.

The Congress

3.2
7.2/10 IMDB

For 200 years, the United States Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. In this elegant, thoughtful and often touching portrait, Ken Burns explores the history and promise of this unique American institution. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews with David Broder, Alistair Cooke, Cokie Roberts, Charles McDowell and others, the award-winning film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of Congress and, in turn, our country.

Starring: David McCullough, Cokie Roberts, Alistair Cooke, Arthur Miller, Charles McDowell, Barbara Fields, John C. Stennis, David Broder, George Tames, James MacGregor Burns ..
Directed by: Ken Burns
Release date: 1989-03-19
17.

The Final Days

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

The Final Days concerns itself with the final months of the Richard Nixon presidency.

Starring: Lane Smith, Richard Kiley, David Ogden Stiers, Ed Flanders, Theodore Bikel, Susan Brown, Graham Beckel, James B. Sikking, Richard Venture, Alan Fudge ..
Directed by: Richard Pearce
Release date: 1989-10-29
Best History Movies of 1989 : Day One
18.

Day One

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and policy makers debate how and when to use the bomb.

Starring: Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker, Hume Cronyn, Richard Dysart, Hal Holbrook, Barnard Hughes, John McMartin, David Ogden Stiers, Anne Twomey ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1989-05-12
Best History Movies of 1989 : The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler
19.

The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler

3.1
8.3/10 IMDB

Documentary seeks to answer why the majority of the German people were so willing to follow Hitler, even as he led them into war.

Directed by: Bill Treharne Jones
Release date: 1989-11-19
20.

The Fifteen Streets

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

In northern England around 1900, the worker John O'Brien lives near poverty in a small house in the worker's district. He falls in love with Mary, the teacher of his highly intelligent younger sister Kathy and daughter of a rich family. Their love is doomed by the social difference, but the vigorous Mary refuses to allow outer circumstances destroying their love.

Starring: Owen Teale, Sean Bean, Clare Holman, Billie Whitelaw, Ian Bannen, Jane Horrocks, Mark Mulholland, Anny Tobin, Leslie Schofield, Faye Dannell ..
Directed by: David Wheatley
Release date: 1989-01-01
21.

Surname Viêt Given Name Nam

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

The film evolves around questions of identity, popular memory and culture. While focusing on aspects of Vietnamese reality as seen through the lives and history of women resistance in Vietnam and in the U.S, it raises questions on the politics of interviewing and documenting.

Starring: Tran Thi Hein, Ngo Kim Nhuy, Khien Lai, Tran Tai Bich Yen, Lan Trinh, Sue Whitfield ..
Directed by: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Release date: 1989-04-01
22.

Reunion

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Attorney Henry Strauss grew up in Germany, but left the country with his Jewish family during the rise of the Third Reich. Still wondering about what happened to his boyhood friend Konradin Von Lohenburg, Strauss travels back to Germany for the first time since he was a young man, bringing up some painful memories.

Starring: Jason Robards, Christien Anholt, Samuel West, Françoise Fabian, Maureen Kerwin, Dorothea Alexander, Frank Baker, Tim Barker, Imke Barnstedt, Gideon Boulting ..
Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg
Release date: 1989-05-17
Best History Movies of 1989 : Goldeneye
23.

Goldeneye

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

Starring: Charles Dance, Phyllis Logan, Patrick Ryecart, Marsha Fitzalan, Ed Devereaux, Richard Griffiths, Lynsey Baxter, Julian Fellowes, Joseph Long, Christoph Waltz ..
Directed by: Don Boyd
Release date: 1989-08-26
Best History Movies of 1989 : A More Perfect Union
24.

A More Perfect Union

2.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Become an eyewitness to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. This stirring 2-hour film will bring the Founding Fathers to life as you witness the struggles and the miracles that produced the Constitution of the United States and the freest nation on earth. Filmed on location at Independence Hall; Williamsburg, Virginia; and other historical sites, it dramatically chronicles how America became a nation. It is exciting drama of the best kind-fact, rather than fiction. "It brings the history books to life," writes one reviewer. "Dramatically moving, and visually handsome," says another. Officially recognized by the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, who cited the film as being "of exceptional merit."

Starring: Craig Wasson, Michael McGuire, Morgan White, Bruce Newbold, Lael Woodbury, Fredd Wayne, James Walsh, James Arrington, J. Scott Bronson ..
Directed by: Peter N. Johnson
Release date: 1989-01-07
25.

Roadkill

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Canadian back country she meets the weirdest people - and learns to drive, what leads to... roadkill.

Starring: Valerie Buhagiar, Gerry Quigley, Larry Hudson, Bruce McDonald, Shaun Bowring, Don McKellar, Mark Tarantino, Nash the Slash, Joey Ramone, Patricia Sims ..
Directed by: Bruce McDonald
Release date: 1989-09-16
26.

Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Gore Vidal's historical novel is brought to life in this television production of Turner Network Television's Billy the Kid.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Andrew Bicknell, Wilford Brimley, John O'Hurley, Ned Vaughn, Duncan Regehr, Patrick Massett, Julie Carmen, Burr Steers, Gore Vidal ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1989-05-10
Best History Movies of 1989 : The First Emperor of China
27.

The First Emperor of China

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

This historical drama tells the story of Qin Shihuang, who unified China’s vast territory and declared himself emperor in 221 B.C. During his reign, he introduced sweeping reforms, built a vast network of roads and connected the Great Wall of China. From the grandiose inner sanctum of Emperor Qin's royal palace, to fierce battles with feudal kings, this film re-creates the glory and the terror of the Qin Dynasty, including footage of Qin's life-sized terra cotta army, constructed 2,200 years ago for his tomb.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Bo Guan Jin, Wang Guang Hui, Wang Guo Ren, Ma Kun, Cui Luo Wen, Qian Wen, Sun Wei, Yang Yazhou, Yang Zhi Ping ..
Directed by: Tony Ianzelo, Liu Hao Xue
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : Decade
28.

Decade

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

Interviews with personalities including John Mellencamp, Spike Lee, Lou Reed, Roseanne Barr, David Byrne, George Michael and more, as they reflect on the 1980s.

Starring: Eric Bogosian, John Mellencamp, Spike Lee, Linda Ellerbee, David Byrne, Don Henley, George Michael, Lou Reed, Roseanne Barr, Frank Zappa ..
Directed by: Ted Haimes, Martha Spanninger
Release date: 1989-12-09
Best History Movies of 1989 : Countdown to War
29.

Countdown to War

2.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.

Starring: Ian McKellen, Michael Aldridge, Tony Britton, John Woodvine, Peter Vaughan, Michael Culver, Anthony Bate, Lee Montague, Jonathan Coy, Ronnie Stevens ..
Directed by: Patrick Lau
Release date: 1989-04-07
Best History Movies of 1989 : Visions of Ecstasy
30.

Visions of Ecstasy

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

A short film showing the 16th Century Spanish nun St Teresa of Avila caressing the crucified body of Jesus.

Starring: Louise Downie, Elisha Scott, Dan Fox ..
Directed by: Nigel Wingrove
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : David Macaulay: Pyramid
31.

David Macaulay: Pyramid

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

How did ancient Egyptians build the Great Pyramid at Giza, joining two million blocks of heavy stone with amazing precision? Who were the leaders who built these enormous structures, and what did these tombs signify? Host David Macaulay explores the history, mythology, and religions of Egypt's people, combining live footage and animation. Take a rare look at the mummy of Ramses II and buried treasure in the sacred Valley of the Kings.

Starring: David Macaulay, Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Geoffrey Matthews, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sarah Bullen, Timothy Spall, Peter Pacey ..
Directed by: Larry Klein
Release date: 1989-01-04
Best History Movies of 1989 : Top Guns - The Documentary
32.

Top Guns - The Documentary

1.7
8.1/10 IMDB

"TOP GUNS: THE DOCUMENTARY" is the story of carrier base fighter pilots in the 1980's. Meet the men who are the best fighter pilots in the world. Hear their views on flying and combat; see their rigorous training and months and years of hardwork.

Directed by: Gordon Forbes III
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : The Yellow Wallpaper
33.

The Yellow Wallpaper

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A woman goes slowly mad as she is confined to a room for weeks on end by her husband.

Starring: Stephen Dillane, James Faulkner, Dorothy Tutin, Carolyn Pickles, Julia Watson ..
Directed by: John Clive
Release date: 1989-12-17
34.

Dunkirk: The Battle for France

1.4
6.6/10 IMDB

The heroic rescue of the stranded British expeditionary force from the beaches of Nothern France is now the stuff of legend. How was it that a catastrophic defeat was turned into one of British history's great victories?

Directed by: Michael Campbell
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
35.

Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

1.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison reads selections from Wells' memoirs and other writings in this winner of more than 20 film festival awards.

Starring: Al Freeman, Jr. ..
Directed by: William Greaves
Release date: 1989-10-24
36.

Justice Denied

1.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Donald Marshall is imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit.

Starring: Billy Merasty, Thomas Peacocke, Peter MacNeill, Wayne Robson, J. Winston Carroll, Daniel MacIvor, Steve Marshall, Vincent Murray, Caroline Marshall, Donald Marshall Sr. ..
Directed by: Paul Cowan
Release date: 1989-09-24
37.

Thieves in the Night

0.7
2.6/10 IMDB

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night." Experiences in a kibbutz, it sets up a stage in describing the historical roots of the conflict between Arabs and Jewish settlers in the British ruled Palestine.

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Marion Bunel, Arnon Tzadock, Denise Virieux, David Menachem, James Laurenson, Patricia Hodge ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Storch
Release date: 1989-10-11
38.

Piaget’s Developmental Theory: an Overview

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The work of Jean Piaget has become the foundation of current developmental psychology and the basis for changes in educational practice. David Elkind, author of The Hurried Child and Miseducation, and a student of Jean Piaget, explores the roots of Piaget’s work and outlines important vocabulary and concepts that structure much of the study of child development. Using both archival film of Dr. Piaget and newly shot sequences of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of varying ages, this film presents an overview of Piaget’s developmental theory, its scope and content.

Starring: David Elkind ..
Directed by: John Davidson
Release date: 1989-01-01
39.

Mount Vernon: Home of George Washington

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This fully-narrated DVD tours Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. Washington's personality and interests are evident everywhere. Textbooks describe the General and the President, bu Mount Vernon, as seen in this DVD program, tells us about the man. Washington's home is shown in its entirety, including the third floor, which is not usually viewed by the public. Rooms and furnishings are described in relation to George and Martha's daily lives.

Release date: 1989-01-01
40.

The Atlanta Cyclorama

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Atlanta Cyclorama, with its massive panoramic painting, diorama, and museum, will fascinate visitors who wish to re-live this epic of American history. Experience the entire Cyclorama program as we bring to life the Battle of Atlanta.

Release date: 1989-01-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : New York's Game: History of the Knicks (1946-1990)
41.

New York's Game: History of the Knicks (1946-1990)

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This video features more than 40 years of rarely-seen footage of the New York Knickerbockers, with a special focus on the championship teams of 1970 and 1973.

Starring: David Perry, Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Marty Glickman, Bernard King, Marv Albert, Dave Debusschere, Red Holtzman, Earl Monroe, Bill Bradley ..
Release date: 1989-11-09
Best History Movies of 1989 : Witchcraft - Yesterday And Today
42.

Witchcraft - Yesterday And Today

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This is a video by recognized Witchcraft authority Raymond Buckland, whose purpose is to straighten out the popular misconceptions about the Wiccan religion. For the approximately 70,000 to 75,000 people in the United States who consider themselves Wiccans or Pagans, this is the only completely factual "how-to" depiction of the rites and practices of their religion in the world.

Starring: Raymond Buckland ..
Directed by: Raymond Buckland
Release date: 1989-01-01
43.

Older, Stronger, Wiser

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

In this short documentary, five black women talk about their lives in rural and urban Canada between the 1920s and 1950s. What emerges is a unique history of Canada’s black people and the legacy of their community elders. Produced by the NFB’s iconic Studio D.

Starring: Marva Jackson Lord ..
Directed by: Claire Prieto
Release date: 1989-01-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages
44.

Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This animated short challenges enduring myths, spawned by fairy tales and romances, about women in medieval society. It explores the differences and similarities between that distant period and our own, and shows what medieval women’s lives were really like.

Starring: Margaret Pacsu ..
Directed by: Ellen Besen
Release date: 1989-07-04
45.

Cincinnati: More Great, Near Great, and Not So Great Moments in Cincinnati History

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Take another trip through yesterday's Cincinnati, and its people, places, and events, which includes highlights of Cincinnati's Bicentennial Celebration.

Starring: Al Schottelkotte ..
Release date: 1989-01-01
46.

The Life of George Washington

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Using historical prints and engravings, this DVD looks at the life of George Washington, tracing his early years, military career, family life, presidency, and retirement at Mount Vernon.

Release date: 1989-01-01
47.

Ridin' the Dog

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The world-famous Greyhound bus is almost as old as the Wild West. It is a symbol of North America, of progress, and of nostalgia. Reporter Stud Terkel travelled 2,000 miles across the United States by Greyhound. From Seattle to Chicago, he observes his fellow-passengers. He meets a number of travelers who appear to be very interesting people: a Native American boxer on his way to his birthplace in Montana, a bar owner who was a bank robber in a former 'career', a 99 year old woman who is still running a busy hotel, and, of course, a pedigree cowboy. The spectator of this film listens to their personal stories, watches the beautiful scenery, and is treated to famous feature film fragments in which the Greyhound bus plays a part. Seven states and two time zones later, he is back in his cinema seat.

Starring: Studs Terkel ..
Directed by: Carina Cooper
Release date: 1989-01-01
48.

The Last Newsreel

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A short documentary produced by the National Film and Sound Archive to promote 'Operation Newsreel', a project to collect and preserve Australian newsreel films, done in the style of a vintage newsreel.

Directed by: Karen Borger
Release date: 1989-01-01

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