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Favorite Action Films: 1988-1989

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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (273 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Dead Pool (1988)


Directed by: Buddy Van Horn
Produced by: David Valdez
Based on the characters by: Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink
Written by: Steve Sharon, Durk Pearson, and Sandy Shaw
Cinematography: Jack N. Green
Edited by: Ron Sprang
Music by: Lalo Schifrin

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Shoot to Kill (1988)


Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Produced by: Donald Petrie, Jr., Philip Rogers, and Ron Silverman
Written by: Harv Zimmell, Donald Petrie, Jr., and Michael Burton
Cinematography: Michael Chapman
Edited by: George Bowers and Garth Craven
Music by: John Scott

Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures
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People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Package (1989)


Directed by: Andrew Davis
Produced by: Beverly J. Camhe, Andrew Davis, and Tobie Haggerty
Written by: John Bishop
Cinematography: Frank Tidy
Edited by: Don Zimmerman and Billy Weber
Music by: James Howard Newton

Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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People who added this item 972 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Rambo III (1988)


Directed by: Peter MacDonald
Produced by: Buzz Feitshans, Mario Kassar, and Andrew G. Vadjna
Written by: Sheldon Leitch and Sylvester Stallone
Based on charecters created by: David Morrell
Cinematography: John Stainer
Edited by: O. Nicholas Brown
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith

Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.1
Steel Dawn (1988)


Directed by: Lance Hool
Produced by: Conrad Hool, Edgar Bold, and Lance Hool
Written by: Doug Lefler
Cinematography: George Tirl
Edited by: Mark Conte
Music by: Brian May

Distributed by: Vestron Pictures
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Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Produced by: Christopher Dalton, John Fielder, Gil Frissen, and Dale Pollock
Written by: William Mastrosimone
Based on the play,"Nanawatai" by: William Mastrosimone
Cinematography: Douglas Milsome
Edited by: Peter Boyle
Music by: Mark Isham

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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People who added this item 4184 Average listal rating (2877 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Die Hard (1988)


Directed by: John McTiernan
Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Charles Gordon, and Joel Silver
Written by: Jeb Stuart and Steven de Souza
Based on the novel, "Nobody Lasts Forever" by: Roderick Throp
Cinematography: Jan de Bont
Edited by: John F. Link and Frank J. Urisote
Music by: Michael Kamen

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7


Directed by: Mark Goldblatt
Produced by: Robert Guralnick and Robert Mark Kamen
Written by: Boaz Yokim
Based on charecters created by: Chuck Dixon, Gerry Conway, John Romita, Sr. , and Ross Andru
Cinematography: Ian Baker
Edited by: Tim Wellburn
Music by: Dennis Derith

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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People who added this item 516 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Black Rain (1989)


Directed by: Ridley Scott
Produced by: Craig Bolotin, Sherry Lansing, Julie Kirkman, and Stanley R. Jaffe
Written by: Craig Bolotin and Warren Lewis
Cinematography: Jan de Bont
Edited by: Tom Rolf
Music by: Hans Zimmer

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 524 Average listal rating (358 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Young Guns (1988)


Directed by: Christopher Cain
Produced by: Cristopher Cain, John Fusco, James G. Robinson, and Joe Roth
Written by: John Fusco
Cinematography: Dean Semler
Edited by: Jack Hofstra
Music by: Brian Banks and Anthony Marinelli

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 729 Average listal rating (516 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Bloodsport (1988)


Directed by: Newt Arnold
Produced by: Mark DiSslle, Yoram Globus, and Menaham Golan
Written by: Sheldon Leitch, Christopher Cosby, and Mel Friedman
Cinematography: David Worth
Edited by: Carl Kress
Music by: Paul Hertzog

Distributed by: Cannon Films Group
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 0


Directed by: Jack Sholder
Produced by: Melissa Bachrach, Joe Roth, Robert W. Cort, David Madden, and James G. Robinson
Written by: David Rich
Cinematography: Phil Meheux
Edited by: Caroline Biggerstaff
Music by: Michael Kamen

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 934 Average listal rating (567 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.2


Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Produced by: Sheldon Schrager and Jerry Weintraub
Written by: Robert Mark Kamen
Based on charecters created by: Robert Mark Kamen
Cinematography: Steve Yaconelli
Edited by: John G. Avildsen and John Carter
Music by: Bill Conti
Song and lyrics by: Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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People who added this item 497 Average listal rating (344 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Midnight Run (1988)


Directed by: Martin Brest
Produced by: William S. Gilmore, Martin Brest, and Dan York
Written by: George Gallo
Cinematography: Donald F. Thornin
Edited by: Michael Tronick, Billy Webber, and Chris Lebenzon
Music by: Danny Elfman

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 577 Average listal rating (368 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Killer (1989)


Directed by: John Woo
Produced by: Hark Tsui
Written by: John Woo
Cinematography: Peter Pau and Wing-Hang Wong
Edited by: Kung-Wing Fan
Music by: Lowell Lo

Distributed by: Media Asia Group
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People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
Red Scorpion (1988)


Directed by: Joesph Zito
Produced by: Barney Cohen, Jack Abramoff, Robert Abramoff, and Paul Erickson
Written by: Arne Olson, Jack Abramoff, Robert Abramoff, and Joseph Zito
Cinematography: Joao Fernandes
Edited by: David Loewenthal
Music by: Jay Chattaway

Distributed by: Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment
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People who added this item 1624 Average listal rating (1093 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2


Directed by: Richard Donner
Produced by: Richard Donner, Jenny Lee Turgen, and Joel Silver
Written by: Jeffrey Boam, Shane Black, and Warren Murphy
Based on charecters created by: Shane Black
Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt
Edited by: Stuart Baird
Music by: Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, and Michael Kamen
Song and lyrics by: Tom Petty and George Harrison

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4


Directed by: James B. Harris
Produced by: Thomas Coleman, James Woods, James B. Harris, and Michael Rosenblatt
Written by: James B. Harris
Based on the novel, "Blood on the Moon" by: James Elroy
Cinematography: Steve Dubin
Edited by: Anthony Spano
Music by; Michel Colombier

Distributed by: Atlantis Releasing Corp.
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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Next of Kin (1989)


Directed by: John Irvin
Produced by: Lee Alexander, Larry DeWaay, and Don Enright
Written by: Michael Jenning
Cinematography: Steven Poster
Edited by: Peter Horness
Music by: Jack Nitzsche

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
Dead Heat (1988)


Directed by: Mark Goldblatt
Produced by: David Helpren and Michael L. Meltzer
Written by: Terry Black
Cinematography: Robert D. Yostman
Edited by: Harvey Rosenstock
Music by: Ernest Trooet

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
Shakedown (1988)


Directed by: James Glickenhaus
Produced by: J. Boyce Harman, Jr., Leonard Shapiro, and Alan M. Solomon
Written by: James Glickenhaus
Cinematography: John Lindsey
Edited by: Paul Fried
Music by: Jonathan Elias

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
Dead Bang (1989)


Directed by: Jerry Frankenheimer
Produced by: Robert Foster, Robert L. Rosten, and Stephen J. Roth
Written by: Robert Foster and Jerry Beck
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Edited by: Robert F. Shugrue
Music by: Gary Chang

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 504 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Kickboxer (1989)


Directed by: David Worth and Mark DiSalle
Produced by: Philip M. Cohen, Mark DiSalle, and Charles Wong
Written by: Glenn A. Bruce, Mark DiSslle, and Jean Claude Van Damme
Cinematography: Jon Kranhouse
Edited by: Wayne Wahrmsn
Music by: Paul Hertzog

Distributed by: Cannon Films Group
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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.4


Directed by: Craig R. Bsxley
Produced by: Joel Silver and Steve Perry
Written by: Robert Reneau
Cinematography: Matthew F. Leonetti
Edited by: Mark Helfrich
Music by: Herbie Hancock and Michael Kamen

Distributed by: Lorimar Motion Pictures
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People who added this item 999 Average listal rating (712 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
They Live (1988)
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Directed by: John Carpenter
Produced by: Larry Franco
Written by: John Carpenter
Based on the short story "Five O'Clock in the Morning" by: Ray Nelson
Cinematography: Gary B. Kibbs
Edited by: Gib Jaffe and Frank E. Jimenez
Music by: John Carpenter and Alan Howarth

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 549 Average listal rating (389 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Red Heat (1988)


Directed by: Walter Hill
Produced by: Gordon Carroll, Walter Hill, Mario Kassar, and Andrew Vadjna
Written by: Harry Kleiner, Walter Hill, and Troy Kennedy Martin
Cinematography: Matthew F. Leonetti
Edited by: Donn Aron
Music by: James Horner

Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
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People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
Above the Law (1988)


Directed by: Andrew Davis
Produced by: Robert H. Solo, Steven Seagel, and Andrew Davis
Written by: Steven Seagel, Andrew Davis, Ronald Shusett, and Steven Pressfield
Cinematography: Robert Steadman
Edited by: Robert Brown
Music by: David Michael Frank

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 300 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.1
Cyborg (1989)


Directed by: Albert Pyun
Produced by: Tom Karnowski, Menaham Golan, and Yoram Globus Written by: Albert Pyun
Cinematography: Philip Alan Waters
Edited by: Scott Stevenson
Music by: Kevin Bassinson

Distributed by: Cannon Films Group
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People who added this item 787 Average listal rating (523 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.6


Directed by: John Cornell
Produced by: Jane Scott, Paul Hogan, and John Cornell
Written by: Brent Hogan and Paul Hogan
Based on charecters created by: Paul Hogan
Cinematography: Roger Boyd
Edited by: David Steven
Music by: Peter Best

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 5096 Average listal rating (3479 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Batman (1989)


Directed by: Tim Burton
Produced by: Jon Peters, Peter Gruber, Benjamin Melniker, and Michael E. Uslan
Written by: Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren
Based on characters created by: Bob Kane and Bill Finger
Cinematography: Roger Pratt
Edited by: Ray Lovejoy
Music by: Danny Elfman

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 221 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6
Maniac Cop (1988)


Directed by: William Lustig
Produced by: Larry Cohen
Written by: Larry Cohen
Cinematography: James Lemmo and Vincent J. Rabe
Edited by: David Kern
Music by: Jay Chattaway

Distributed by: Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment"

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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
Alien Nation (1988)


Directed by: Graham Baker
Produced by: Bill Borden, Richard Kobritz, and Gail Anne Hurd
Written by: Rocke S. O'Bannon
Cinematography: Adam Goldberg
Edited by: Kent Beyda
Music by: Curtis Sobel

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directed by: David Webb Peoples
Produced by: Brian Rosen and Charles Roven
Written by: David Webb Peoples
Cinematography: David Eggby
Edited by: Richard Francis-Bruce
Music by: Todd Boekelheide

Distributed by: New Line Cinema
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Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Robert Watts, George Lucas, and Frank Marshall Written by: Jeffrey Boam, George Lucas, and Menno Meyjes
Based on characters created by: Philip Kaufman and George Lucas Cinematography: Douglas Slocombe
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.4
Deep Star Six (1989)


Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Produced by: Patrick Markey, Sean S. Cunningham, Mario Kassar, and Andrew G. Vajna Written by: Lewis Abernathy and Geof Miller Cinematography: Mac Ahlberg
Edited by: David Handman
Music by: Harry Manfredini

Distributed by: Tri-Star Pictures and Caroloco Pictures
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People who added this item 776 Average listal rating (532 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Tango & Cash (1989)


Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Produced by: Larry Franco, Peter Gruber, and Peter MacDonald
Written by: Randy Feldman
Cinematography: Donald E. Thorin
Edited by: Robert A. Ferretti
Music by: Harold Faltermeyer

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Leviathan (1989)


Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Produced by: Aurelio De Laurentiis, Luigi De Laurentiis, Charles Gordon, and Lawrence Gordon
Written by: Jeb Stuart and David Peoples
Cinematography: Alex Thomson
Edited by: John F. Burnett and Roberto Silvi
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Bat*21 (1988)


Directed by: Peter Markle
Produced by: Jerry Reed, Michael Balson, Mark Damon, David Fisher, and Gary A. Neill
Written by: George Gordon and William C. Anderson
Based on the novel by: William C. Anderson
Cinematography: Mark Irwin
Edited by: Stephen E. Rivkin
Music by: Christopher Young

Distributed by: Tri Star Pictures
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Road House (1989)


Directed by: Rowdy Harrington
Produced by: Tim Moore, Steve Perry, and Joel Silver
Written by: R. Lance Hill and Hilary Helkin
Cinematography: Dean Cundey
Edited by: Frank J. Urisote and John F. Link
Music by: Michael Kamen

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 2548 Average listal rating (1639 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6


Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Produced by: Ivan Reitman
Written by: Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd
Based on characters created by: Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd Cinematography: Michael Chapman
Edited by: Donn Cambern and Sheldon Kahn

Music by: Randy Endelman

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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People who added this item 1134 Average listal rating (757 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Willow (1988)


Directed by: Ron Howard
Produced by: Joe Johnston, George Lucas, and Nigel Wooll
Written by: George Lucas and Bob Dolman
Cinematography: Adrian Biddle
Edited by: Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill, and Richard Hiscott
Music by: James Horner


Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 711 Average listal rating (455 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6


Directed by: John Glen
Produced by: Albert R. Broccoli, Tom Pevsner, and Michael G. Wilson
Written by: Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson
Based on the characters created by: Ian Fleming
Cinematography: Alec Mills
Edited by: John Grover
Music by: Michael Kamen
Song and lyrics by: Walter Afanasieff and Diane Warren

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 1343 Average listal rating (894 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Abyss (1989)


Directed by: James Cameron
Produced by: Gale Anne Hurd and Van Ling
Written by: James Cameron
Cinematography: Mikael Salomon
Edited by: Conrad Buff, Joel Goodman, Steven Quale, and Howard E. Smith
Music by: Alan Silvestri

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Agent Kermit D. Fonz's rating:
People who added this item 238 Average listal rating (175 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Lock Up (1989)


Directed by: John Flynn
Produced by: Lloyd Levin, Michael S. Glick, Charles Gordon, and Lawrence Gordon
Written by: Richard Smith, Jeb Stuart, and Henry Rosenbaum
Cinematography: Daniel E. Thornin
Edited by: Michael N. Knue
Music by: Bill Conti

Distributed by: Live Entertainment
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This list, is dedicated to the crime fighter in Gotham City, a kickboxer, the bouncer who works at a roadhouse, and buddy cop duos, everywhere.

Goodbye, neon and synthetizers, hello grunge and one liners!

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