Notable films released in 1989

It’s been awhile…

Here is a list of movies that came out 25 years ago. There were some good and some not so good movies out in 1989.

Notable films released in 1989

The Abyss, directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

All Dogs Go To Heaven – (Ireland/U.K.)
Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Audrey Hepburn

Back to the Future Part II, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd

Batman, directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Robert Wuhl

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, starring Tom Cruise—Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Drama)

The ‘Burbs, starring Tom Hanks

Chances Are, starring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey, Jr., Ryan O’Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson

Cousins, starring Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young, William Petersen

Dead Calm, directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane – (Australia)

Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir, starring Robin Williams

Do the Right Thing, directed by and starring Spike Lee, with Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Bill Nunn, Giancarlo Esposito, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Dream a Little Dream, starring Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Meredith Salenger

Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd – Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture

The Fabulous Baker Boys, starring Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges
Farewell to the King, starring Nick Nolte and Nigel Havers

Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Burt Lancaster

Ghostbusters II, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Peter MacNicol

Great Balls of Fire!, directed by Jim McBride, starring Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin

Gross Anatomy, starring Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, Christine Lahti

Heathers, directed by Michael Lehmann, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, starring Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery

The Karate Kid, Part III, starring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita

Lean on Me, directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Morgan Freeman

Lethal Weapon 2, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover

Leviathan, starring Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Meg Foster

The Little Mermaid, voices of Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett

Little Monsters, starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel

Lonesome Dove, TV film, starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston, Chris Cooper, Ricky Schroeder, Danny Glover, Frederic Forrest

Look Who’s Talking, starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley

Loverboy, starring Patrick Dempsey, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Carrera, Kirstie Alley

Major League, directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, James Gannon, Margaret Whitton, Wesley Snipes
Marquis – (Belgium/France)

Millennium, starring Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd

Music Box, directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Lukas Haas –

My Left Foot, directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo

Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Dianne Wiest, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce, Martha Plimpton

Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert written by Stephen King, starring Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes

Road House, starring Terry Funk, Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Ben Gazzara, Sam Elliott
Roadkill – (Canada)

Roger & Me, a documentary by Michael Moore

Say Anything…, directed by Cameron Crowe, starring John Cusack and Ione Skye

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor
See You in the Morning, starring Jeff

Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo—Palme d’Or award

She-Devil, directed by Susan Seidelman, starring Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley, Jr.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, directed by and starring William Shatner, with Leonard Nimoy, Laurence Luckinbill

Steel Magnolias, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah

Tango & Cash, starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell

Troop Beverly Hills, starring Shelley Long, Betty Thomas, Craig T. Nelson

Turner & Hooch, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson

Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, starring John Candy and Amy Madigan

The War of the Roses, directed by Danny DeVito, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and DeVito

When Harry Met Sally…, directed by Rob Reiner, starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan

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Where Are They Now — The Galloping Gourmet

Where are they now??

Graham Kerr is an English cooking personality who is best known for his television cooking show The Galloping Gourmet.

I remember watching him on TV when I was a kid. I would be glues to the TV, not even knowing what he was cooking.

Here is one of his recipes from his website.

Carrot Muffins

April 1st, 2010  //  1:46 am

These are great for breakfast or tea!

Makes 15 muffins

Wet Ingredients

1 8-ounce can crushed unsweetened pineapple

½ cup liquid egg substitute

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons light olive oil

½ cup buttermilk

2 cups grated carrots

½ cup raisins

¼ cup chopped walnuts

Dry Ingredients

1 cups flour

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/3 cup Splenda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.  Grease non-stick muffin tins or place cupcake papers in each cup.
  2. Combine the pineapple, raisins, egg substitute, vanilla, oil, carrots, and walnuts. Set aside
  3. Whisk together the flour, whole-wheat pastry flour, Splenda, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir gently.  Fill each muffin cup about three quarters full.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool 5 minutes in the pan and then tip out onto a wire rack.

Per serving: 121 calories, 3 g protein, 3 gm. fat, 0 gm. saturated fat, 0% calories from saturated fat, 20 g. carbohydrates, 2 g. fiber, 122 mg. sodium

Other sites:

The Galloping Gourmet | Graham Kerr

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