Film list based on year "1989" - 107 entry


  • Rio Sang Juara (1989)

     (7/10) (1)

    (title translation: Rio the Champion) Reminiscent of the Rocky film starring Sylvester Stallone, Rio has to use his fists to make a living as an illegal parking man. When the parking area is taken over by the local government, Rio loses his livelihood. Mursali then helps him by offering his taxi for driving at night. Again…

  • Adikku Kekasihku (1989)

     (6.5/10) (2)

    (title translation: My Sister My Lover) Shella is frustrated when her mother, Helen, remarries with Bob, a rich widower with one son, Andro, who studies in America. She becomes lazy in her university studies and starts hanging out with street girls. Things change when Andro arrives. The two stepsiblings fall in love with each other. They…

  • Anak-anak Terminal (1989)

    (title translation: The Terminal Children) Satrio, has just been released from jail, and wants his share of the loot from Sarce, the leader behind the robbery and also his lover. For that, he has to fight and defeat a gang of people who live in a station, who are also a source of money for Sarce,…

  • Api Cemburu (1989)

    (title translation: Fire of Jealousy) After Ratna is raped in front of her husband, Johan, the newlyweds’ relationship becomes distant. Then, it is found out a week after that Ratna is pregnant. Johan insists that the foetus be aborted though the doctor determines that the baby is not a result of the rape. Efforts and advice…

  • Badai Jalanan (1989)

    (title translation: Street Storm) Filled with fights from start to end, plus a few comedic scenes for relief, we meet Rudy, a racer and martial artiste, who feels responsible for the future of the younger sibling of his deceased girlfriend. But his job as an auto mechanic is not sufficient so he competes in street fights…

  • Batara Karang (1989)

    When Karma turns evil, Ki Batara, his teacher, sends another student, Ratih, to bring him back to a righteous path. But Karma instead learns a dark martial art that requires sacrifices of virgin blood, leaving the village in turmoil. While disguises himself as a shaman, Ratih disguises herself as a college student. She lets herself be…

  • Bercinta dalam Mimpi (1989)

    (title translation: Lovemaking in Dreams) Putu Wijaya’s writing style, in his theatre scripts, novels, and short stories, has a strong influence to the film. Dream and reality seem to merge. Tonton, a university student who is often ridiculed at home, runs away and rents a room in Jakarta. He often has a dream in which he…

  • Buronan (Gembong Wulung) (1989)

    (title translation: Fugitive) Ratih, alias Gembong Wulung, is a heroic woman who tries to drive away the Dutch occupation army. She and her gang make a lot of trouble for the 'kompeni’ (VOC or the Dutch East India Company), so that they offer a big reward for her capture. The strategy fails and Gembong Wulung, aided…

  • Cas Cis Cus (Sonata di Tengah Kota) (1989)

    (title translation: Bla Bla Bla (A Sonnet in the Middle of a City) Astri’s mother demands angrily for a porn-video cassette that embarrasses the son-in-law Dedi, and the two grandchildren. Mother also gossips with the neighbours and even protests by not eating. To cap it all, she wants to marry Item, the blind masseur whom she…

  • Catatan Si Boy III (1989)

     (5/10) (1)

    (title translation: Boy's Diary III) Boy goes to Los Angeles to further his studies. There he meets Sheila who is a heroin addict. Jefry, who once quarreled with Boy in Jakarta and is the ex-boyfriend of Vera, Boy’s current girlfriend, does not like his friendship with Sheila. Jefry turns out to have a drug dealing gang,…