British TV & Films 1988 Not Yet Released On DVD Region 2

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3. American Roulette (1988)

R | 102 min | Thriller

Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Hatton | Stars: Andy Garcia, Kitty Aldridge, Guy Bertrand, Ricardo Sibelo

Votes: 162

4. Apartment Zero (1988)

R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Donovan | Stars: Hart Bochner, Colin Firth, Dora Bryan, Liz Smith

Votes: 3,490 | Gross: $0.67M

5. Burning Secret (1988)

PG | 106 min | Drama

While being treated for asthma at a country spa, an American diplomat's lonely 12-year-old son is befriended and infatuated by a suave, mysterious baron. During a story of his war ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Birkin | Stars: David Eberts, Faye Dunaway, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ian Richardson

Votes: 372

6. Cameron's Closet (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A father who experiments with his son's psychokinetic powers is unaware that these experiments release a demon from hell, which lives in his son's closet, preparing to take over the young boys soul.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Scott Curtis, Chuck McCann

Votes: 754 | Gross: $0.14M

7. Casting Off (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

Five friends set up their own knitting company.

Stars: Jacqueline De Peza, John Forgeham, Ashley Gunstock, Jim McManus

9. Consuming Passions (1988)

R | 98 min | Comedy

A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more!

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Vanessa Redgrave, Tyler Butterworth, Freddie Jones

Votes: 379 | Gross: $0.12M

10. Crusoe (1988)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

Director: Caleb Deschanel | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Ade Sapara, Elvis Payne, Richard D. Sharp

Votes: 877 | Gross: $0.32M

12. Double First (1988– )

60 min | Comedy

In the 1960's N.V. Standish graduated from Oxford an accomplished novelist and a fine athlete, yet is found 25 years later to be flipping burgers. His sisters Louise and Mary decide to look... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Williams, Ann Bell, Jennifer Hilary, Holly Aird

13. Dream Demon (1988)

R | 86 min | Horror

A young woman about to be married begins having terrifying dreams about demons. When she wakes, however, the demons are real and begin to commit gruesome murders.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite, Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail

Votes: 438

14. Drowning by Numbers (1988)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

Three generations of women all share the same problem: marriage woes, and they want to put an end to it.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson

Votes: 7,373 | Gross: $0.42M

15. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Eskimos Do It (1988)


When the widowed Mrs Bing goes into hospital for a routine operation, she little realises she will soon make a dramatic bid for the most essential freedom of all.

Director: Derek Lister | Stars: Jean Boht, Liz Fraser, Ian Brimble, Neil Pearson

19. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )

60 min | Drama

Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of S.I.S., London Central.

Stars: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Michael Degen, Anthony Bate

Votes: 172

21. Girl from the South (1988)

84 min | Drama, Romance

A young idealistic girl with a fondness for romantic fiction falls in love with a young working class black man; then decides to have the ultimate romantic story of her own where she and ... See full synopsis »

Director: Richard Woolley | Stars: Mark Crowshaw, Michelle Mulvany, Daphne Oxenford, Alan Thompson

Votes: 5

22. Going Undercover (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Thriller

Forever bungling private investigator Henry Brilliant has been hired by Maxine de la Hunt to protect her stepdaughter Marigold during her trip to Denmark. A real caring parent should have ... See full summary »

Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Chris Lemmon, Jean Simmons, Lea Thompson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 129

24. Hard Road (1988)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

When Kelly and Max, two 13-year olds from widely different social backgrounds, form an unlikely alliance and take off in Max's father's Ferrari for an illegal trip to Brighton. On the way ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Finbow | Stars: Francesca Camillo, Max Rennie, John Louis Mansi, Andrew Mulquin

Votes: 19

26. Hawks (1988)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Anthony Edwards, Janet McTeer, Camille Coduri

Votes: 923

28. It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

A young boy's holiday at a seaside resort includes a crazy blind priest, nuns in suspenders and a whole bunch of fat ladies.

Director: Jack Bond | Stars: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Joss Ackland, Dominique Barnes

Votes: 397

29. Les Girls (1988)

30 min | Comedy

Comedy set in a modelling agency, Maggie's Models.

Stars: Debby Bishop, Rachel Fielding, Janet McTeer, Sadie Frost

Votes: 10

30. Life Calls (1988)

52 min

Stylish and harrowing account of attempt to drive a 'Dennis' Fire engine from the Northern most point of Europe (Cape North) to the Southern most tip of Africa (Cape South) to raise funds for the Samaritans.

32. Milk and Honey (1988)

89 min | Drama

Jo, a Jamaican native, moves to Canada to help support her family. But she quickly learns that earning money and respect will be more difficult than she ever imagined.

Directors: Glen Salzman, Rebecca Yates | Stars: Josette Simon, Lyman Ward, Richard Mills, Djanet Sears

Votes: 21

33. Moondial (1988– )

30 min | Family, Fantasy

A teenage girl discovers a portal through time, and tries to help two children of the past.

Stars: Siri Neal, Tony Sands, Valerie Lush, Arthur Hewlett

Votes: 174

35. No Frills (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

A woman moves in with her daughter and grand-daughter.

Stars: Kathy Staff, Belinda Sinclair, Katharine Schlesinger, Jan Ravens

36. Nukie (1987)

PG | 95 min | Family, Sci-Fi

An alien called Nukie searches for his brother Miko, who has been captured by the U.S. government.

Directors: Sias Odendaal, Michael Pakleppa | Stars: Glynis Johns, Steve Railsback, Ronald France, Siphiwe Mlangeni

Votes: 1,049

37. Number 27 (1988 TV Movie)

74 min | Comedy

A contractor attempts to convince a 90-year old woman to sell her house but ends up falling in love with the house's history and befriending the old woman.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Joyce Carey, Nigel Planer, Helena Michell, Edward Lyon

Votes: 26

38. Olympus Force: The Key (1988)

102 min | Action, Drama

Olympian gods watch the Earth and resolve to fight a group of terrorists who stole a diskette containing a secret that can destroy the world.

Directors: James Fortune, Robert Garofalo | Stars: Linda Thorson, John Draikas, Julian Forbes, Joss Ackland

Votes: 5

40. Paris by Night (1988)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

Clara Bell is a busy Euro MP with a husband and child at home and a high powered career - but on a trip to Paris her ordered existence is overturned by a murder and a chance encounter.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, Iain Glen, Robert Hardy

Votes: 127

41. Pascali's Island (1988)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell

Votes: 899 | Gross: $1.45M

42. Predator: The Quietus (1988)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

The unexplainable disappearances of innocently-courting teenagers and a child, plus the brutal slaying of livestock, attracts the international media. In HD.

Director: Leslie McCarthy | Stars: Cordelia Roche, Cliff Twemlow, Darryl Marchant, Mark Gover

Votes: 89

44. Run for Your Life (1988)

90 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

Major Charles Forsythe (Carradine) is a Vietnam veteran U.S. Army officer stationed near Rome. He is a brutal, if effective, commander who was "fragged" by his own men in Vietnam. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: David Carradine, Lauren Hutton, George Segal, Franco Nero

Votes: 49

45. Salome's Last Dance (1988)

R | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Late on Guy Fawkes Day, 1892, Oscar Wilde arrives at a high-class brothel where a surprise awaits: a staging of his play "Salome," with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.33M

47. Singles (1988–1991)

30 min | Comedy

A sitcom following the exploits of Malcolm and Clive and Pamela and Jackie, four patrons of a singles bar.

Stars: Judy Loe, Eamon Boland, Susie Blake, Roger Rees

Votes: 12

48. Some Girls (1988)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Michael flies up to French Canada to visit his girlfriend and her wacky family. She doesn't love him anymore, the grandma mistakes him for her late husband, the sister appears naked and makes advances, the dad likes to be naked as well.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley, Lance Edwards

Votes: 2,659 | Gross: $0.40M

49. Sophia and Constance (1988– )

50 min

Drama based on The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett about two sisters whose paths in life differ widely.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Freda Dowie, Leonard Preston, Katy Behean