1989 in film


1989 in film
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Events

  • Batman is released on June 23, and goes on to gross over $410 million worldwide.
  • Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia, for $20 million. (Basinger would lose the town to her partner in the deal, the pension fund of Chicago-based Ameritech Corp., in 1993 after being forced to file for bankruptcy when a California judge ordered her to pay $7.4 million for refusing to honor a verbal contract to star in the film Boxing Helena.)
  • September - Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures are sold to Sony
  • The James Bond film Licence to Kill is released. Unknown to anyone at the time, its release would be followed by years of legal wrangling over the future of the popular film series. The next Bond film, GoldenEye, is not released until 1995.
  • Screen and stage legend Laurence Olivier appeared in his last filmed role before his death in 1989 as an old soldier in War Requiem
  • Field of Dreams is released on April 23, striking an emotional chord in men and fans of baseball.
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is released on May 24. It is the 3rd installment of the Indiana Jones series.
  • Back to the Future Part II is released on November 22, and is the 2nd installment of the Back to the Future series.
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is released on June 23.
  • This is the first year where all ten top grossing films worldwide made more than $100,000,000.
  • The first installment of the Disney Renaissance, The Little Mermaid, is released on November 14; it is the first G-rated film to become one of the highest-grossing in literally a decade (since The Muppet Movie in 1979).

Top grossing films (Worldwide)

Rank Title Studio Actors Director Gross
1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Paramount/Lucasfilm Harrison Ford, Allison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, River Pheonix, and Sean Connery Steven Spielberg $474,200,000
2. Batman Warner Bros. Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Pat Hingle, Robert Wuhl, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough and Jack Palance Tim Burton $411,300,000
3. Back to the Future Part II Universal Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson Robert Zemeckis $332,000,000
4. Look Who's Talking TriStar John Travolta, Kirstie Alley Amy Heckerling $297,000,000
5. Lethal Weapon 2 Warner Bros. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci Richard Donner $235,900,000
6. Born on the Fourth of July Universal Tom Cruise Oliver Stone $227,900,000
7. When Harry Met Sally... Columbia Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby Rob Reiner $222,700,000
8. Ghostbusters II Columbia Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Peter MacNicol Ivan Reitman $215,400,000
9. The Little Mermaid Disney voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars and René Auberjonois Ron Clements, John Musker $211,343,479
10. The War of the Roses Fox Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito Danny DeVito $161,000,000

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy - Majestic Films International, Zanuck Company., Warner Bros.
Best Director: Oliver Stone - Born on the Fourth of July
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis - My Left Foot
Best Actress: Jessica Tandy - Driving Miss Daisy
Best Supporting Actor: Denzel Washington - Glory
Best Supporting Actress: Brenda Fricker - My Left Foot
Best Foreign Language Film: Nuovo cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso), directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy
Best Art Direction/Set Decoration: Anton Furst and Peter Young - Batman

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Born on the Fourth of July
Best Actor: Tom Cruise - Born on the Fourth of July
Best Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer - The Fabulous Baker Boys
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Driving Miss Daisy
Best Actor: Morgan Freeman - Driving Miss Daisy
Best Actress: Jessica Tandy - Driving Miss Daisy
Other
Best Director: Oliver Stone, Born on the Fourth of July
Best Foreign Language Film: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso), Italy

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Sex, lies, and videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

A City of Sadness (Beiqing chengshi), directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, China

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Rain Man, directed by Barry Levinson, United States

Films released in 1989

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D-F

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O-Q

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W-Z

Wide-release films

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April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

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