Tag Archives: 1987

Lethal Weapon (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Lethal Weapon (1987) Directed by Richard Donner With Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan. The film that began a series of engaging buddy-cop action-comedies, Richard Donner’s Lethal Weapon introduces the sparky pairing of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover … Continue reading

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Barfly (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Barfly (1987) Directed by Barbet Schroeder. With Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway and Alice Krige.   The semi-autobiographical tale of poet and author, Charles Bukowski, Barfly is a pidgeon-hole view into a time of alcoholism, set around various dive bars of downtrodden … Continue reading

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Predator (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Predator (1987) Directed by John McTiernan. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves and Shane Black. ‘The hunter becoming the hunted’ is a concept that immediately tweaks my interest. Add a science-fiction slant … Continue reading

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Stakeout (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Stakeout (1987) Directed by John Badham. With Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, Dan Lauria and Forest Whitaker. John Badham’s action-comedy, Stakeout, stars Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez as a pair of adolescent Seattle detectives given the job … Continue reading

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Wall Street (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Wall Street (1987) Directed by Oliver Stone. With Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Martin Sheen. In 1987, greed was very good for Michael Douglas. As a matter of fact, so good, that it won him the prize of ‘Best Actor’ … Continue reading

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RoboCop (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

RoboCop (1987) Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’ Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Wise and Paul McCrane. I fondly remember seeing RoboCop as a mid-teen (sorry Dad) and being impressed by its … Continue reading

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