Best Tv Movie Movies of 1989


A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story

7.9/10 IMDB

Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the police department for failing to protect her.

Starring: Nancy McKeon, Dale Midkiff ..
Release date: 1989-10-02

The Woman in Black

7.2/10 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 Tv Movie Movies of 1989 : The Firm

The Firm

7.3/10 IMDB

This is the story of rival "Firms" of football (soccer) supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing leaders are not happy, as they believe this is a challenge to their authority. This Film shows how football violence has progressed from pure violence to a form of organised crime, to the extent that all the leaders know each others' phone numbers.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Lesley Manville, Phil Davis, Andrew Wilde, William Vanderpuye, Charles Lawson, Jay Simpson, Patrick Murray, Robbie Gee, Terry Sue-Patt ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1989-02-26
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1989 : My Name Is Bill W.

My Name Is Bill W.

7.3/10 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 ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1989-04-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1989 : Elephant


7.2/10 IMDB

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

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


6.5/10 IMDB

In 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, State Attorney Richmond Flowers, Sr. is one of few willing to fight racial injustices even if it costs him his family's peace.

Starring: Peter Coyote, Dermot Mulroney, Tess Harper, Jenny Robertson, Frank Whaley, Bob Gunton, Larry Riley, R. D. Call, Noble Willingham, Ken Jenkins ..
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Release date: 1989-01-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1989 : X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men

X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men

6.7/10 IMDB

Pryde of the X-Men was a short-lived series about the X-Men, with the main character being Kitty Pryde (whose alias is Shadow Cat, though she never becomes Shadow Cat in the series), which is why the series is titled Pryde of the X-Men. The show was produced by Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions, who made a pilot for NBC. The pilot aired, but for unknown reasons, it was never turned into a full-blown series. Despite it not becoming a full series, the pilot has aired in syndication, and was later released on video.

Starring: Michael Bell, Kath Soucie, Andi Chapman, Patrick Pinney, Earl Boen, Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, Ron Gans, Pat Fraley, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Ray Lee
Release date: 1989-07-01

An Eight Is Enough Wedding

6.1/10 IMDB

This second made-for-television reunion film finds eldest son David on the brink of marriage to a divorcee. However, some of his sisters would prefer to see a reunion with his ex-wife Janet.

Starring: Dick Van Patten, Grant Goodeve, Willie Aames, Christopher McDonald, Marianne Muellerleile, Joan Prather, Adam Rich, Susan Richardson, Eugene Roche, James Van Patten ..
Directed by: Stan Lathan
Release date: 1989-10-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1989 : The Heat Is On: The Making of Miss Saigon

The Heat Is On: The Making of Miss Saigon

8.6/10 IMDB

A behind-the-scenes look at the putting on of the successful West End stage musical, including footage of the cast rehearsing and the triumphant first night.

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Cameron Mackintosh, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Nicholas Hytner, William D. Brohn, Richard Maltby, Bob Avian, David Caddick ..
Directed by: David Wright
Release date: 1989-12-20
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1989 : Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

7.0/10 IMDB

Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an amiable Welsh lodger, attempts to keep the peace.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Gerard Horan, Edward Jewesbury, Siobhan Redmond ..
Directed by: Judi Dench
Release date: 1989-01-01

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