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1992 In Film

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In home video
In television

The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. (For more about films in foreign languages, check sources in those languages.)


  • Highest-grossing films 1
  • Awards 2
  • 1992 Wide-release films 3
    • January–March 3.1
    • April–June 3.2
    • July–September 3.3
    • October–December 3.4
  • Notable films released in 1992 4
    • A-D 4.1
    • E-K 4.2
    • L-Q 4.3
    • R-Y 4.4
  • Births 5
  • Notable deaths 6
  • Film debuts 7
  • References 8

Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1992 by worldwide gross are as follows:
Highest-grossing films of 1992[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross
1. Aladdin Walt Disney Pictures $504,050,219
2. The Bodyguard Warner Bros. $411,006,740
3. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 20th Century Fox $358,994,850
4. Basic Instinct TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures $352,927,224
5. Lethal Weapon 3 Warner Bros. $321,731,527
6. Batman Returns Warner Bros. / PolyGram $266,822,354
7. A Few Good Men Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment $243,240,178
8. Sister Act Touchstone Pictures $231,605,150
9. Bram Stoker's Dracula Columbia Pictures $215,862,692
10. Wayne's World Paramount Pictures $183,097,323


Category/Organization 50th Golden Globe Awards
January 23, 1993
46th BAFTA Awards
February 19, 1993
65th Academy Awards
March 29, 1993
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Scent of a Woman The Player Howards End Unforgiven
Best Director Clint Eastwood
Robert Altman
The Player
Clint Eastwood
Best Actor Al Pacino
Scent of a Woman
Tim Robbins
The Player
Robert Downey, Jr.
Al Pacino
Scent of a Woman
Best Actress Emma Thompson
Howards End
Miranda Richardson
Enchanted April
Emma Thompson
Howards End
Best Supporting Actor Gene Hackman
Best Supporting Actress Joan Plowright
Enchanted April
Miranda Richardson
Marisa Tomei
My Cousin Vinny
Best Screenplay, Adapted Bo Goldman
Scent of a Woman
Michael Tolkin
The Player
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Howards End
Best Screenplay, Original Woody Allen
Husbands and Wives
Neil Jordan
The Crying Game
Best Original Score Aladdin
Alan Menken
Strictly Ballroom
David Hirschfelder
Alan Menken
Best Original Song "A Whole New World"
N/A "A Whole New World"
Best Foreign Language Film Indochine Raise the Red Lantern Indochine

1992 Wide-release films


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
10 Kuffs Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Universal Studios Leon Rippy Action, Comedy Live Action
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Hollywood Pictures Curtis Hanson (director); Amanda Silver (screenplay); Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson, Julianne Moore, John de Lancie, Madeline Zima Horror Live Action
17 Freejack Warner Bros. Geoff Murphy (director); Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Dan Gilroy (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Banks, David Johansen Sci-Fi Live Action
Juice Paramount Pictures Ernest R. Dickerson (director/screenplay); Gerard Brown (screenplay); Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Samuel L. Jackson, Cindy Herron, Queen Latifah, Vincent Laresca, Shihab Rashid Crime, Drama Live Action
31 Hurricane Smith Warner Bros. Colin Budds (director); Peter A. Kinloch, Kevin James Dobson (screenplay); Carl Weathers, Jürgen Prochnow, Cassandra Delaney, Tony Bonner Action Live Action
Into the Sun Trimark Pictures Fritz Kiersch (director); John Brancato, Michael Ferris (screenplay); Michael Paré, Anthony Michael Hall, Deborah Moore Action, Comedy Live Action
Shining Through 20th Century Fox David Seltzer (director/screenplay); Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson, John Gielgud Period, Drama Live Action
7 Final Analysis Warner Bros. Wesley Strick (director/screenplay); Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts, Keith David, Paul Guilfoyle Drama Live Action
Medicine Man Hollywood Pictures John McTiernan (director); Tom Schulman, Sally Robinson (screenplay); Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco, José Wilker Adventure Live Action
14 Wayne's World Paramount Pictures Penelope Spheeris (director); Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner (screenplay); Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere Comedy Live Action
21 Radio Flyer Columbia Pictures Richard Donner (director); David M. Evans (screenplay); Elijah Wood, Joseph Mazzello, Lorraine Bracco, John Heard Drama, Fantasy Live Action
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Universal Studios Roger Spottiswoode (director); Blake Snyder, William Osborne, William Davies (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams, Roger Rees, John Wesley, Ving Rhames Action, Comedy Live Action
28 The Mambo Kings Warner Bros. Arne Glimcher (director); Cynthia Cidre (screenplay); Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty, Maruschka Detmers, Roscoe Lee Browne, Desi Arnaz, Jr. Drama Live Action
Memoirs of an Invisible Man Warner Bros. John Carpenter (director); Robert Collector, Dana Olsen, William Goldman (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Paul Perri, Pat Skipper Fantasy, Drama Live Action
6 Gladiator Columbia Pictures Rowdy Herrington (director); Lyle Kessler, Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); James Marshall, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Brian Dennehy Sports Live Action
The Lawnmower Man New Line Cinema Brett Leonard (director/screenplay); Gimel Everett (screenplay); Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Geoffrey Lewis, Jeremy Slate, Dean Norris, Austin O'Brien Sci-Fi, Action, Horror Live Action
Meatballs 4 Moviestore Entertainment Bob Logan (director/screenplay); Corey Feldman, Jack Nance, Sarah Douglas, Bojesse Christopher Comedy Live Action
Once Upon a Crime Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer George Hamilton Comedy, Crime Live Action
13 American Me Universal Studios Edward James Olmos (director); Floyd Mutrux, Desmond Nakano (screenplay); Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Pepe Serna, Danny De La Paz Biography, Crime Live Action
Article 99 Orion Pictures Howard Deutch (director); Ron Cutler (screenplay); Ray Liotta, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Lea Thompson, John Mahoney, John C. McGinley, Keith David, Kathy Baker Drama Live Action
Howards End Sony Pictures Classics James Ivory (director); Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson Period, Drama Live Action
My Cousin Vinny 20th Century Fox Jonathan Lynn (director); Dale Launer (screenplay); Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne Comedy Live Action
20 Basic Instinct TriStar Pictures Jeanne Tripplehorn Thriller Live Action
Noises Off Touchstone Pictures Peter Bogdanovich (director); Marty Kaplan (screenplay); Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty, Marilu Henner, Mark Linn-Baker, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Nicollette Sheridan Comedy Live Action
27 The Cutting Edge Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Paul Michael Glaser (director); Tony Gilroy (screenplay); D. B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Roy Dotrice, Dwier Brown, Terry O'Quinn Romance, Comedy, Sports Live Action
Ladybugs Paramount Pictures Sidney J. Furie (director); Curtis Burch (screenplay); Rodney Dangerfield, Jackée Harry, Jonathan Brandis, Vinessa Shaw, Ilene Graff Comedy, Sports Live Action
The Power of One Warner Bros. Daniel Craig Drama Live Action
Ruby Triumph Films John Mackenzie (director); Stephen Davis (screenplay); Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Arliss Howard, Marc Lawrence, Richard C. Sarafian Drama Live Action
White Men Can't Jump 20th Century Fox Ron Shelton (director/screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez Sports, Comedy Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
3 Beethoven Universal Studios Brian Levant (director); John Hughes (filmmaker), Amy Holden Jones (screenplay); Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci Comedy, Family Live Action
Rock-a-Doodle Goldcrest Films / Sullivan Bluth Studios Don Bluth (director); David N. Weiss (screenplay); Toby Scott Ganger, Glen Campbell, Sorrell Booke, Christopher Plummer, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ellen Greene, Sandy Duncan, Eddie Deezen, Phil Harris, Will Ryan Musical, Fantasy, Adventure Animation/
Live Action
Straight Talk Hollywood Pictures Barnet Kellman (director); Craig Bolotin (screenplay); Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, Deirdre O'Connell Comedy Live Action
Thunderheart TriStar Pictures Michael Apted (director); John Fusco (screenplay); Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward, Fred Thompson, Sheila Tousey, Ted Thin Elk Western, Mystery Live Action
10 FernGully: The Last Rainforest 20th Century Fox Bill Kroyer (director); Jim Cox (screenplay); Jonathan Ward, Samantha Mathis, Tim Curry, Christian Slater, Robin Williams, Grace Zabriskie
Geoffrey Blake
Robert Pastorelli
Fantasy, Musical Animation
Newsies Walt Disney Pictures Kenny Ortega (director); Bob Tzudiker, Noni White (screenplay); Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, David Moscow, Ann-Margret, Robert Duvall Musical Live Action
The Player Fine Line Features Robert Altman (director); Michael Tolkin (screenplay); Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dina Merrill, Richard E. Grant, Lyle Lovett Comedy, Drama Live Action
Sleepwalkers Columbia Pictures Mick Garris (director); Stephen King (screenplay); Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige Horror Live Action
17 The Babe Universal Studios Arthur Hiller (director); John Fusco (screenplay); John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner, James Cromwell Biography, Sports Live Action
City of Joy TriStar Pictures Roland Joffé (director); Mark Medoff (screenplay); Patrick Swayze, Om Puri, Pauline Collins, Shabana Azmi, Art Malik Drama Live Action
Deep Cover New Line Cinema Bill Duke (director); Michael Tolkin, Henry Bean (screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Clarence Williams III Crime, Thriller Live Action
24 A Midnight Clear Beacon Pictures Keith Gordon (director/screenplay); Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon Drama Live Action
White Sands Warner Bros. Roger Donaldson (director); Daniel Pyne (screenplay); Willem Dafoe, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mickey Rourke Crime Live Action
Year of the Comet Columbia Pictures Peter Yates (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Tim Daly, Penelope Ann Miller, Louis Jourdan, Ian Richardson Romance, Comedy Live Action
1 Folks! 20th Century Fox Ted Kotcheff (director); Robert Klane (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Don Ameche, Anne Jackson, Christine Ebersole, Wendy Crewson, Michael Murphy Comedy Live Action
K2 Paramount Pictures Franc Roddam (director); Patrick Meyers, Scott Roberts (screenplay); Michael Biehn, Matt Craven Adventure, Thriller Live Action
Live Wire New Line Cinema Christian Duguay (director); Bart Baker (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Ron Silver, Ben Cross, Lisa Eilbacher Action Live Action
Split Second Astro Distribution Tony Maylam, Ian Sharp (directors); Gary Scott Thompson (screenplay); Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Neil Duncan Sci-Fi Live Action
8 CrissCross Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Chris Menges (director); Scott Sommer (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Arliss Howard, David Arnott, Steve Buscemi, Keith Carradine Drama Live Action
One False Move I.R.S. Records Carl Franklin (director); Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson (screenplay); Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Michael Beach, Billy Bob Thornton Thriller Live Action
Poison Ivy New Line Cinema Katt Shea (director); Andy Ruben, Katt Shea (screenplay); Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skerritt, Cheryl Ladd Drama, Thriller Live Action
13 The Waterdance The Samuel Goldwyn Company Neal Jimenez, Michael Steinberg (directors); Neal Jimenez (screenplay); Helen Hunt, Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes, William Forsythe, Elizabeth Peña, Grace Zabriskie, Kimberly Scott, William Allen Young Drama Live Action
15 Lethal Weapon 3 Warner Bros. Richard Donner (director); Jeffrey Boam, Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Stuart Wilson Action Live Action
22 Alien 3 20th Century Fox David Fincher (director); David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson (screenplay); Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Lance Henriksen Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Encino Man Hollywood Pictures Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore Comedy Live Action
Far and Away Universal Studios Ron Howard (director); Bob Dolman (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Adventure, Drama, Romance Live Action
29 Sister Act Touchstone Pictures Emile Ardolino (director); Paul Rudnick (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel Comedy Live Action
5 Class Act Warner Bros. Randall Miller (director); Cynthia Friedlob, John Semper, Michael Swerdlick, Richard Brenne, Wayne Allan Rice (screenplay); Christopher "Kid" Reid, Christopher "Play" Martin, Alysia Rogers, Doug E. Doug, Karyn Parsons, Lamont Johnson Comedy Live Action
Patriot Games Paramount Pictures Phillip Noyce (director); W. Peter Iliff, Donald E. Stewart, Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean, Polly Walker, Thora Birch, James Earl Jones, Richard Harris Action, Thriller Live Action
12 Housesitter Universal Studios Frank Oz (director); Mark Stein (screenplay); Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris, Donald Moffat, Peter MacNicol Comedy Live Action
19 Batman Returns Warner Bros. Tim Burton (director); Daniel Waters (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken Action, Thriller Live Action
26 Unlawful Entry 20th Century Fox Lewis Colick (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta, Madeleine Stowe Thriller Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
1 Boomerang Paramount Pictures Reginald Hudlin (director); Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Grace Jones, Martin Lawrence, Geoffrey Holder, Eartha Kitt, Chris Rock, Tisha Campbell, Lela Rochon, John Canada Terrell Comedy Live Action
A League of Their Own Columbia Pictures Penny Marshall (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Bill Pullman, Rosie O'Donnell Sports, Comedy, Drama Live Action
10 Cool World Paramount Pictures Ralph Bakshi (director); Michael Grais, Mark Victor, Larry Gross (screenplay); Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne, Brad Pitt Crime, Drama, Comedy Live Action/ Animation
Prelude to a Kiss 20th Century Fox Norman René (director); Craig Lucas (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan, Sydney Walker, Kathy Bates, Ned Beatty, Patty Duke, Stanley Tucci, Debra Monk Romance, Fantasy Live Action
Universal Soldier TriStar Pictures Roland Emmerich (director); Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch, Dean Devlin (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross, Jerry Orbach Sci-Fi, Action Live Action
17 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Walt Disney Pictures Randal Kleiser (director); Garry Goodrow, Thom Eberhardt, Peter Elbling (screenplay); Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Keri Russell, John Shea, Lloyd Bridges, Amy O'Neill, Ron Canada Comedy Live Action
Man Trouble 20th Century Fox Bob Rafelson (director); Carole Eastman (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Ellen Barkin, Harry Dean Stanton, Beverly D'Angelo Romance, Comedy Live Action
A Stranger Among Us Hollywood Pictures Sidney Lumet (director); Robert J. Avrech (screenplay); Melanie Griffith, Eric Thal, Mia Sara, Lee Richardson, Tracy Pollan, John Pankow, James Gandolfini Crime, Romance Live Action
24 Mistress Rainbow Releasing Barry Primus (director); Barry Primus, J. F. Lawton (screenplay); Robert Wuhl, Martin Landau, Jace Alexander, Danny Aiello, Robert De Niro, Laurie Metcalf, Christopher Walken, Eli Wallach, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jean Smart Comedy, Drama Live Action
Mo' Money Columbia Pictures Peter Macdonald (director); Damon Wayans (screenplay); Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl, Harry Lennix, Marlon Wayans Crime, Comedy Live Action
Mom and Dad Save the World Warner Bros. Greg Beeman (director); Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon (screenplay); Teri Garr, Jeffrey Jones, Jon Lovitz, Thalmus Rasulala, Wallace Shawn, Eric Idle Sci-Fi, Family Live Action
31 Bébé's Kids Paramount Pictures Bruce W. Smith (director); Reginald Hudlin (screenplay); Faizon Love, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Marques Houston, Jonell Green, Tone Lōc, Wayne Collins, Jr., Myra J., Nell Carter Comedy Animation
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Century Fox Fran Rubel Kuzui (director); Joss Whedon (screenplay); Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer, Luke Perry, Hilary Swank Action, Comedy, Horror Live Action
Death Becomes Her Universal Studios Robert Zemeckis (director); Martin Donovan, David Koepp (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini Comedy, Fantasy Live Action
7 3 Ninjas Touchstone Pictures Jon Turteltaub (director); Edward Emanuel (screenplay); Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power Martial Arts, Comedy Live Action
Raising Cain Universal Studios Brian De Palma (director/screenplay); John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, Gabrielle Carteris Thriller Live Action
Unforgiven Warner Bros. Richard Harris, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher Western Live Action
Whispers in the Dark Paramount Pictures Christopher Crowe (director/screenplay); Annabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Anthony LaPaglia, Jill Clayburgh, John Leguizamo, Deborah Unger, Alan Alda Thriller Live Action
14 Diggstown Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Michael Ritchie (director); Steven McKay (screenplay); James Woods, Louis Gossett, Jr., Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt, Heather Graham Sports, Comedy Live Action
Single White Female Columbia Pictures Barbet Schroeder (director); Don Roos (screenplay); Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman, Stephen Tobolowsky Thriller Live Action
Stay Tuned Warner Bros. Peter Hyams (director); Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewain (screenplay); John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones, Eugene Levy Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy Live Action
21 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Warner Bros. Rachel Ward, Robert Davi, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oliver Cotton, Simon Dormandy, Benicio del Toro, Branscombe Richmond, Tom Selleck Period, Adventure Live Action
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Touchstone Pictures Allan Moyle (director); Grace Cary Bickley (screenplay); Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Thal, Julianne Moore, William Forsythe, Cathy Moriarty, Alfre Woodard Comedy Live Action
Light Sleeper Fine Line Features Paul Schrader (director/screenplay); Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany Drama Live Action
Rapid Fire 20th Century Fox Dwight H. Little (director); Alan McElroy (screenplay); Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso, Raymond J. Barry, Kate Hodge, Tzi Ma, Tony Longo, Michael Paul Chan Action Live Action
28 Honeymoon in Vegas Columbia Pictures Andrew Bergman (director/screenplay); Nicolas Cage, James Caan, Sarah Jessica Parker Comedy Live Action
Pet Sematary Two Paramount Pictures Mary Lambert (director); Richard Outten (screenplay); Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, Jared Rushton, Darlanne Fluegel, Jason McGuire, Lisa Waltz Horror Live Action
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me New Line Cinema David Lynch (director/screenplay); Robert Engels (screenplay); Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Wise, Kyle MacLachlan, Kiefer Sutherland Horror Live Action
4 Live Wire New Line Cinema Christian Duguay (director); Bart Baker (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Ron Silver, Ben Cross, Lisa Eilbacher Action Live Action
11 Sneakers Universal Studios Phil Alden Robinson (director/screenplay); Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes (screenplay); Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn Comedy Live Action
Where the Day Takes You New Line Cinema Marc Rocco (director/screenplay); Michael Hitchcock, Kurt Voss (screenplay); Sean Astin, Lara Flynn Boyle, Peter Dobson, Balthazar Getty, Ricki Lake, James LeGros, Dermot Mulroney, Will Smith Drama Live Action
Wind TriStar Pictures Carroll Ballard (director); Rudy Wurlitzer, Mac Gudgeon (screenplay); Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Stellan Skarsgård, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson Drama Live Action
18 Captain Ron Touchstone Pictures Thom Eberhardt (director); John Dwyer (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place, Benjamin Salisbury, Meadow Sisto Comedy Live Action
Peter's Friends Samuel Goldwyn Company Kenneth Branagh (director); Rita Rudner, Martin Bergman (screenplay); Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, Tony Slattery Comedy, Drama Live Action
School Ties Paramount Pictures Robert Mandel (director); Darryl Ponicsan, Dick Wolf (screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Ben Affleck Drama Live Action
Singles Warner Bros. Cameron Crowe (director/screenplay); Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon Romance, Comedy Live Action
23 Mr. Saturday Night Columbia Pictures Billy Crystal (director/screenplay); Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Julie Warner, Helen Hunt, Ron Silver, Jerry Orbach, Jerry Lewis Comedy, Drama Live Action
25 Innocent Blood Warner Bros. John Landis (director); Michael Wolk (screenplay); Anne Parillaud, David Proval, Rocco Sisto, Chazz Palminteri, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia, Tony Sirico, Tony Lip, Kim Coates, Marshall Bell, Leo Burmester, Rohn Thomas, Angela Bassett, Frank Oz, Luis Guzmán, Don Rickles Horror, Crime Live Action
The Last of the Mohicans 20th Century Fox Michael Mann (director/screenplay); Christopher Crowe (screenplay); Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May Period, Drama Live Action


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
2 Glengarry Glen Ross New Line Cinema James Foley (director); David Mamet (screenplay); Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce Drama Live Action
Hero Columbia Pictures Stephen Frears (director); Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, David Webb Peoples (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy García, Chevy Chase, Joan Cusack Comedy, Drama, Romance Live Action
The Mighty Ducks Walt Disney Pictures Stephen Herek (director); Steven Brill (screenplay); Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling, Josef Sommer, Joshua Jackson, Elden Henson, Shaun Weiss Sports, Comedy Live Action
Mr. Baseball Universal Studios Fred Schepisi (director); Gary Ross, Kevin Wade, Monte Merrick (screenplay); Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Dennis Haysbert Sports Live Action
Of Mice and Men Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Gary Sinise (director); Horton Foote (screenplay); John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko, Sherilyn Fenn Drama Live Action
9 1492: Conquest of Paradise Paramount Pictures Ridley Scott (director); Roselyne Bosch (screenplay); Gérard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver, Armand Assante, Michael Wincott, Tchéky Karyo, Kevin Dunn, Frank Langella, Mark Margolis, Fernando Rey, Arnold Vosloo, Steven Waddington, Loren Dean, Ángela Molina, Juan Diego Botto, Achero Mañas, Kario Salem, Billy L. Sullivan Period, Adventure Live Action
A River Runs Through It Columbia Pictures Robert Redford (director); Norman Maclean, Richard Friedenberg (screenplay); Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Lloyd Drama Live Action
Under Siege Warner Bros. Andrew Davis; J. F. Lawton (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Erika Eleniak, Colm Meaney, Nick Mancuso Action Live Action
16 Candyman TriStar Pictures Bernard Rose (director); Bernard Rose (screenplay); Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Vanessa A. Williams, Kasi Lemmons Horror Live Action
Consenting Adults Hollywood Pictures Alan J. Pakula (director); Matthew Chapman (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey, Rebecca Miller, E. G. Marshall, Forest Whitaker Thriller Live Action
The Public Eye Universal Studios Howard Franklin (director/screenplay); Joe Pesci, Barbara Hershey, Stanley Tucci, Jerry Adler, Dominic Chianese Thriller Live Action
23 Dr. Giggles Universal Studios Manny Coto (director/screenplay); Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff DeYoung, Glenn Quinn, Keith Diamond, Richard Bradford Horror Live Action
Reservoir Dogs Miramax Films Quentin Tarantino (director/screenplay); Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Kirk Baltz, Steven Wright Crime Live Action
30 There Goes the Neighborhood Paramount Pictures Bill Phillips (director/screenplay); Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, Héctor Elizondo, Rhea Perlman Comedy Live Action
6 Jennifer 8 Paramount Pictures Bruce Robinson (director/screenplay); Andy García, Uma Thurman, John Malkovich, Lance Henriksen, Kathy Baker, Graham Beckel Crime, Mystery, Thriller Live Action
Passenger 57 Warner Bros. Kevin Hooks (director); David Loughery, Dan Gordon (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Hurley Action Live Action
11 Traces of Red The Samuel Goldwyn Company Andy Wolk (director); Jim Piddock (screenplay); James Belushi, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Goldwyn Crime, Drama Live Action
13 Bram Stoker's Dracula Columbia Pictures Francis Ford Coppola (director); James V. Hart (screenplay); Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves Thriller Live Action
Love Potion No. 9 20th Century Fox Dale Launer (director/screenplay); Tate Donovan, Sandra Bullock, Anne Bancroft Romance, Comedy Live Action
18 Malcolm X Warner Bros. Spike Lee (director/screenplay); Arnold Perl (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee Biography Live Action
20 Bad Lieutenant Lions Gate Entertainment Abel Ferrara (director); Zoë Lund, Paul Calderón (screenplay); Harvey Keitel Crime, Drama Live Action
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 20th Century Fox Chris Columbus (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Tim Curry, Brenda Fricker, Catherine O'Hara Family Live Action
Samantha Academy Entertainment Inc. Stephen La Rocque (director/screenplay); John Golden (screenplay); Martha Plimpton, Dermot Mulroney, Héctor Elizondo, Mary Kay Place, Ione Skye Drama Live Action
25 The Bodyguard Warner Bros. Mick Jackson (director); Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite, Tomas Arana Romance, Drama Live Action
Aladdin Walt Disney Pictures Ron Clements, John Musker (directors/screenplay); Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio (screenplay); Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale Family, Adventure, Comedy Animation
2 Damage New Line Cinema Louis Malle (director); David Hare (screenplay); Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson Romance, Thriller Live Action
4 The Distinguished Gentleman Hollywood Pictures Jonathan Lynn (director); Marty Kaplan, Jonathan Reynolds (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker, James Garner, Victoria Rowell, Grant Shaud, Kevin McCarthy, Charles S. Dutton, Victor Rivers, Chi McBride, Sonny Jim Gaines, Noble Willingham Comedy Live Action
11 A Few Good Men Columbia Pictures Rob Reiner (director); Aaron Sorkin (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J. T. Walsh, Kiefer Sutherland, Christopher Guest, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Noah Wyle, Wolfgang Bodison, J. A. Preston Courtroom Drama Live Action
Forever Young Warner Bros. Joe Morton Romance, Sci-Fi, Drama Live Action
The Muppet Christmas Carol Walt Disney Pictures Brian Henson (director); Jerry Juhl (screenplay); Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz Musical Live Action
Passion Fish Miramax Films John Sayles (director/screenplay); Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Strathairn, Leo Burmester Drama Live Action
18 Leap of Faith Paramount Pictures Richard Pearce (director); Janus Cercone (screenplay); Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, Lukas Haas Comedy, Drama Live Action
Toys 20th Century Fox Barry Levinson (director/screenplay); Valerie Curtin (screenplay); Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J, Donald O'Connor, Jamie Foxx Fantasy Live Action
23 Scent of a Woman Universal Studios Martin Brest (director); Bo Goldman (screenplay); Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, Bradley Whitford, Philip Seymour Hoffman Drama Live Action
25 Hoffa 20th Century Fox Danny DeVito (director); David Mamet (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J. T. Walsh, John C. Reilly, Kevin Anderson, Bruno Kirby Drama Live Action
Trespass Universal Studios Walter Hill (director); Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis (screenplay); Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler, Ice Cube Action, Crime, Thriller Live Action

Notable films released in 1992

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Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Virginia Field 74 UK Actress
3 Judith Anderson 94 Australia Actress
8 Anthony Dawson 75 UK Actor
9 Steve Brodie 72 USA Actor
15 Hari Rhodes 59 USA Actor
23 Freddie Bartholomew 67 UK Actor
23 Ian Wolfe 95 USA Actor
26 José Ferrer 79 Puerto Rico Actor, Director
27 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies 101 UK Actress The Devil Rides Out
February 1 Dick York 63 USA Actor
4 John Dehner 76 USA Actor
11 Ray Danton 60 USA Actor
March 2 Sandy Dennis 54 USA Actress
3 Robert Beatty 82 Canada Actor
4 Néstor Almendros 61 Spain Cinematographer
11 László Benedek 87 Hungary Director
11 Richard Brooks 85 USA Director
17 Jack Arnold 79 USA Director
19 Cesare Danova 66 Italy Actor
20 Georges Delerue 67 France Composer
21 John Ireland 82 Canada Actor
25 Nancy Walker 69 USA Actress, Director
29 Paul Henreid 84 Hungary Actor
April 5 Molly Picon 92 USA Actress
10 Cec Linder 71 Canada Actor
14 David Miller 82 USA Director
16 Neville Brand 71 USA Actor
19 Frankie Howerd 75 UK Actor
20 Benny Hill 68 UK Writer, Actor
20 Mae Clarke 81 USA Actress
May 3 George Murphy 89 USA Actor
6 Marlene Dietrich 85 Germany Actress
10 John Lund 81 USA Actor
15 Bartlett Mullins 87 UK Actor
18 Marshall Thompson 66 USA Actor
June 3 Robert Morley 84 UK Actor, Writer
5 Laurence Naismith 83 UK Actor
6 Larry Riley 38 USA Actor
27 Allan Jones 84 UK Actor, Singer
July 23 Arletty 94 France Actress The Longest Day
23 Maxine Audley 69 UK Actress
30 Brenda Marshall 76 USA Actress
August 7 John Anderson 69 USA Actor
16 Malcolm Atterbury 85 USA Actor
18 John Sturges 82 USA Director
29 Teddy Turner 75 UK Actor Dracula
September 6 Mervyn Johns 76 UK Actor
12 Ed Peck 75 USA Actor
12 Anthony Perkins 60 USA Actor, Director
15 Michael Luciano 83 USA Film Editor
27 Bill Williams 77 USA Actor
29 Bill Rowe 61 UK Sound Re-Recording
October 6 Denholm Elliott 70 Spain Actor
6 Natalie Moorhead 91 USA Actress
15 Richard Mathews 77 UK Actor The Satanic Rites of Dracula
16 Shirley Booth 87 USA Actress
22 Cleavon Little 53 USA Actor
November 2 Hal Roach 100 USA Director, Producer
7 Jack Kelly 65 USA Actor
10 Chuck Connors 71 USA Actor
12 Eddie Mayehoff 83 USA Actor
19 Diane Varsi 54 USA Actress
22 Sterling Holloway 87 USA Actor
26 John Sharp 72 UK Actor
29 Robert F. Simon 83 USA Actor
December 2 Michael Gothard 53 UK Actor
6 Percy Herbert 72 UK Actor
9 Vincent Gardenia 71 Italy Actor
9 Franco Franchi 64 Italy Actor
11 Michael Robbins 62 UK Actor
17 Dana Andrews 83 USA Actor
22 Milo Sperber 81 UK Actor

Film debuts


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