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Subject: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/05/07 at 7:23 pm

I was realising today there are so many movies nowadays that are forgotten in the mainstream media because they've fallen out of favor being played on network television. Most '80s movies that use to play on TBS and TNT are long gone. Now we get a lot of movies that are more recent.

Now that the '80s are nearing the 30th year mark (in 2010) it's starting to become more apparent of what quality films were then and what they are not now. Yes, there was the junk out there, but even that stuff had some original qaulities that kept it somewhat entertaining.

I will always be a sucker for classic films, and now that the '80s are entering into classic era mode, here is a list of some lost movies from the '80s that you hardly see on TV anymore.

1. The Boy Who Could Fly
2. Troop Beverly Hills
3. Big Business
4. Ghost Dad
5. The Great Muppet Caper
6. Prancer
7. One Magic Christmas
8. The Witches (1990 - but very close to '80s)
9. Harry and the Hendersons
10. Cannonball Run
11. The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
12. The Last Unicorn
13. The Chipmunk Adventure
14. The Secret of Nimh
15. The Wizard
16. Little Monsters
17. Ernest Saves Christmas
18. Batteries Not Included
19. The Care Bears Movies


... if there are more you can think of, please chime in and ad to the list and ad to the memories :0)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/06/07 at 1:44 am

I haven't seen on t.v. in a long long time:

The Wild Life (1984) starring Chris Penn
Mask (1985) starring Cher, Eric Stolz, and Sam Elliott
All the Right Moves (1983) starring Tom Cruise and Lea Thompson (I think Chris Penn was in that one too)
War Games starring Matthew Broaderick
The Bride starring Sting
Permanent Record starring Keanu Reeves

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: whistledog on 06/06/07 at 3:18 am

Here's some great movies that you never see on TV anymore ...

- Teachers (1984)
- Streets of Fire (1984)
- 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
- Something Wild (1986)
- Running Scared (1986)
- Outrageous Fortune (1987)
- Night Shift (1982)
- Mannequin (1987)
- The Last Dragon (1985)
- InnerSpace (1987)
- The Burbs (1988)
- American Flyers (1985)
- King Solomon's Mines (1985)
- Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/06/07 at 9:21 am


Here's some great movies that you never see on TV anymore ...

- Teachers (1984)

With Nick Nolte.
"How do you spell 'tardy'?"
"L-A-T-E."
- Streets of Fire (1984)
I never saw it, I just remember the Fixx song.
- 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
???
- Something Wild (1986)
Jonathan Demme picture!  One of my favorites of the '80s!
Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, and a whole bunch of hipsters and scenesters in bit parts. For instance, Steve Scales (drummer) from the Talking Heads road band, Su Tissue from the new wave band Suburban Lawns, and The Feelies.  This movie made me a lifelong fan of Ray Liotta, who plays the typical American ex-husband!
;D
- Running Scared (1986)
Ick.  I just remember the dumb Michael McDonald song with the video featuring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines.  That got played to death!
- Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Shelly Long and Bette Midler.  Worth watching on a rainy Saturday afternoon, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
- Night Shift (1982)
"Hello this is Chuck reminding Bill to SHUT-UP...to SHUT-UP....SHUT-UP!"  Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, and Shelly Long in her undies!
:)
- Mannequin (1987)
Should be forgotten so lets forget it.
- The Last Dragon (1985)
Vanity?  No thanks.
- InnerSpace (1987)
Dennis Quaid/Martin Short/Meg Ryan--can you say "cheesy '80s movie"?
- The Burbs (1988)
When Tom Hanks would still read a bad script and sign the contract!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: airsupplyairhead on 06/06/07 at 3:15 pm

Poltergiest
ET
The Black Stallion
Somewhere In Time
Tron
The Black Hole

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/06/07 at 4:03 pm

Night of the Creeps (1986).

One of the greatest movies of the 1980's.  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: RobertK on 06/06/07 at 6:31 pm

Here are a few from the mid 80s I remember fondly:

The Last Starfighter (1984)
The Goonies (1985)
Explorers  (1985)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Short Circuit (1986)
Lucas (1986)
The Manhattan Project (1986)

Most of The Manhattan Project takes place in Ithaca, NY, but we locals can tell it wasn't filmed here :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ILUV80S on 06/07/07 at 9:16 am


I haven't seen on t.v. in a long long time:

All the Right Moves (1983) starring Tom Cruise and Lea Thompson (I think Chris Penn was in that one too)

LOVE that movie!  And yes, Chris Penn was in it.


Here's some great movies that you never see on TV anymore ...

- Teachers (1984)
- Streets of Fire (1984)
- 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
- Something Wild (1986)
- Running Scared (1986)
- Outrageous Fortune (1987)
- Night Shift (1982)
- Mannequin (1987)
- The Last Dragon (1985)
- InnerSpace (1987)
- The Burbs (1988)
- American Flyers (1985)
- King Solomon's Mines (1985)
- Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)


I was in Teachers  :) but ended up on the cutting room floor  :(  LOVE Mannequin.  Never saw any of the others.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: woops on 06/07/07 at 2:02 pm

Some of the movies now appear on American Movie Classics

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/07/07 at 2:41 pm

^ That is true.

Another movie I thought of is "A Cry in the Wild" which is actually from 1990, but still is pretty much an '80s movie to me.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/07/07 at 2:46 pm

The Peanut Butter Solution
Can't Buy Me Love
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Ernest Goes To Camp
The Explorers

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: loki 13 on 06/07/07 at 4:28 pm

Here's a few,

Strange Brew... (1983)
Oceans Of Fire... (1986)
Spaceballs... (1987)
The Presidio... (1988)
The Abyss... (1989)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/07/07 at 5:05 pm

Baby Boom (that one just came to mind)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/08/07 at 5:34 pm

Night Of The Comet
Valley Girl
Back To The Beach
Enemy Mine
Flight Of the Navigator

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/08/07 at 5:39 pm

I LOVED Night of the Comet, I watch it every time it comes on t.v.

One I haven't seen in awhile I cann't remember the name of...  I think it starred Matthew Lebeatruex (or however you spell it) and it was about him and his little brother running away to go to some video game contest or something...

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/08/07 at 7:38 pm


I LOVED Night of the Comet, I watch it every time it comes on t.v.

One I haven't seen in awhile I cann't remember the name of...  I think it starred Matthew Lebeatruex (or however you spell it) and it was about him and his little brother running away to go to some video game contest or something...



that sounds a lot like the movie called, "The Wizard", starring Fred Savage.  Here's some more info on it....
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098663/

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/08/07 at 7:46 pm



Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)



I saw it three times in the cinema because I had a mad crush on Sophie Ward.  I didn't know she was a raging lesbian.  Not sure if she did at the time either, she was pretty young...not that I wouldn't have had a mad crush on her anyway!
;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/09/07 at 1:40 am

Three O' Clock High (1987) was one of my favorite 80's high school comedies yet it seems like it's been almost completely forgotten.

Buddy Revell was one mean sonofabitch.  :o :o :o

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 06/09/07 at 1:53 pm

most of the good 80's films... like Night of the Comet are on DVD. I'd rather watch them uncut than have them butchered and edited on TBS.

BTW I think we're missing Adventures in Babysitting, Goonies,  Karate Kid and Can't Buy Me Love on the list

Oh yeah and Dirty Dancing... btw I was the goober in the front row when they recently showed this in theaters for two nights only....and yes I was reciting every line!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: loki 13 on 06/09/07 at 2:34 pm

Charlie Chan And The Curse of The Dragon Queen..(1981)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Davester on 06/09/07 at 6:00 pm


most of the good 80's films... like Night of the Comet are on DVD. I'd rather watch them uncut than have them butchered and edited on TBS.

BTW I think we're missing Adventures in Babysitting, Goonies,  Karate Kid and Can't Buy Me Love on the list

Oh yeah and Dirty Dancing... btw I was the goober in the front row when they recently showed this in theaters for two nights only....and yes I was reciting every line!


   I wouldn't include The Goonies, Dirty Dancing or Karate Kid with forgotten 80s movies (some of the box office hits of the decade...), nay, they are still very widely known, remain more-or-less popular today and are still frequently talked about and referred to in the pop culture...

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/09/07 at 10:22 pm

Rock & Roll High School

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: woops on 06/10/07 at 3:39 am

"Legend of Bliie Jean", hardly shown on tv and not on DVD

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 06/10/07 at 7:41 am


   I wouldn't include The Goonies, Dirty Dancing or Karate Kid with forgotten 80s movies (some of the box office hits of the decade...), nay, they are still very widely known, remain more-or-less popular today and are still frequently talked about and referred to in the pop culture...


It's not that they're forgotten by people like us...it's just, as ++HotStuff++ pointed out, these films are getting less air play than they used to... although I was treated to a nice double feature of WarGames and Project X yesterday on Encore...just as I like it- uncut and no commercials.


"Legend of Bliie Jean", hardly shown on tv and not on DVD


3 copies of Legend of Billie Jean on DVD available at Amazon (plays in all regions)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000R9TFG4/ref=dp_olp_2/103-6497006-2461428?ie=UTF8&qid=1181479169&sr=8-1

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: spaceace on 06/10/07 at 9:16 am

She's Out Of Control

Mystic Pizza

The Heavenly Kid

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: loki 13 on 06/10/07 at 9:34 am

Space Camp...(1986)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 06/10/07 at 9:37 am

solarbabies? *batteries not included? and then there were all the great mst3ks. cave dwellers, hobgoblins, space mutiny.

breakin' 2: electric boogaloo?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 06/10/07 at 9:42 am


Space Camp...(1986)


I love SpaceCamp with little Leaf...I mean Joaquin Phoenix

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: loki 13 on 06/10/07 at 9:45 am

The Last Dragon...(1985)

Clan Of The Cave Bear...(1986)

DC Cab...(1983)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 06/10/07 at 10:00 am

the last dragon was great fun.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 06/10/07 at 10:05 am


the last dragon was great fun.


Laura Charles: I need a body guard...you know someone to guard my body
"Bruce" LeRoy: I'm not a master
Laura Charles: You sure look like a master to me.


KISS MY CONVERSE!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: McDonald on 06/10/07 at 5:11 pm


Here's a few,

Strange Brew... (1983)
Oceans Of Fire... (1986)
Spaceballs... (1987)
The Presidio... (1988)
The Abyss... (1989)


I recently had a buddy of mine tell me that Strange Brew is the best Canadian film ever made. I respectfully disagreed, but I love the film. Stupid, but I like stupid. Did you see the Bob and Doug Two-Four Anniversary special on CBC Victoria Day weekend? It was pretty cool, and hosted by none other than Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, and Paul Martin! Yes, former Canadian Prime Minister, the Right and Honourable Paul Martin... decked out in hoser-wear.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: karen on 06/11/07 at 10:48 am



BTW I think we're missing Adventures in Babysitting, Goonies,  Karate Kid and Can't Buy Me Love on the list




Adventures in Babysitting was on fairly recently here

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/11/07 at 11:18 am

Modern Problems ("YEEEESSSSSSSSS!!! OH-Ho IIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilike-it!!!!")
Dr. Detroit (DEVO didn't even have their video for the title tune on THEIR DVD :-\\)
Jekyll & Hyde: Together Again (what the hell happened to Mark Blankfield?)
Young Doctors In Love (features a young Michael Richards as a Mafia hitman)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/11/07 at 2:08 pm

I just remembered an obscure one called "Rad." I remember my brother had the poster to it hanging in his room. I use to stare at it a lot when I was bored or in his room watching cartoons (since he had a TV and I didn't).

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/12/07 at 12:18 pm


Rock & Roll High School


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcsVOFh-Ipo

;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: bastid5150 on 06/12/07 at 12:52 pm

The Wild Life with Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson & Chris Penn.

"It's Casual"

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 06/12/07 at 2:05 pm

was howard the duck 80s?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/12/07 at 2:11 pm


was howard the duck 80s?


Yeah, wasn't it 1986? I used to watch it although I really didn't like it one bit. There just was nothing else on.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/12/07 at 8:17 pm

I missed this good topic and now that I've found it, I'll toss in a couple of my favorite  Forgotten '80s movies...

Blue Thunder  (1983) Roy Scheider, Malcolm  McDowell, Daniel Stern  about the high tech police helicopter

The Stunt Man (1980)  one of my favorite films with Peter O'Toole & Steven Railsback as a fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out 

and the surprise ending was great ^

oh I remembered one more & not sure if it was on tv or not but I found it hilarious

Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981)  starring George Hamilton as Zorro and he also stars as Bunny Wigglesworth, Zorro's gay twin brother who steps in for his brother when Zorro sprains his ankle.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: whistledog on 06/12/07 at 9:24 pm

The Last Dragon was awesome!  Vanity is one of the sexiest Canadians ever, and she was so hot in this movie! 8)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/12/07 at 10:39 pm


She's Out Of Control




I remember when that movie came out...I was in 6th grade..and I thought I was the sh!t because I was allowed to go with a group of my friends to see it! LOL!




breakin' 2: electric boogaloo?


Oh jeez...those Breakin' movies were great!!  :D


And how could I forget one of my absolute favorites....Return To OZ!!!! I just watched it again today! WOOT!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/13/07 at 12:19 am


Yeah, wasn't it 1986? I used to watch it although I really didn't like it one bit. There just was nothing else on.


OMG Howard the Duck.......back then one of my cousins thought it was one of the best movies ever made, and that I should see it, because it would "knock my socks off". I never saw it in the theatre, but did see it on TV years later. Not only did it NOT knock my socks off, I thought it was just one awful, terrible movie (no offense to any HTD fans out there).

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 06/13/07 at 6:33 am

yeah, howard the duck was horrid. :P another one like that was dick tracy, with warren beatty and i think madonna? i can't remember if that was 80s, though, it might have been early 90s.

just goes to show they were making annoying superhero comic book movies way before superman returns and spiderman... um, 8, or whatever it is we're up to.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/13/07 at 1:34 pm

I thought of some other '80s flicks:

Hanky Panky (1982) with Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner

The Brave Little Toaster (1987) Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman lent their voices.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: statsqueen on 06/13/07 at 7:12 pm

How about Arthur and History of the World Part I (both 1981)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: spaceace on 06/14/07 at 1:12 am


How about Arthur and History of the World Part I (both 1981)


I was just watching History of the World Part I last night.  One of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/14/07 at 1:19 am


How about Arthur and History of the World Part I (both 1981)
Arthur was on tonight.  :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/14/07 at 1:39 am

Excalibur starring Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren and Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson and  Patrick Stewart all made an appearance in there too.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/14/07 at 12:02 pm

ooh, more of those sword & sorcery thingies...Dragonslayer! The Beastmaster (the ultimate TBS '80s movie! :D)!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/14/07 at 12:27 pm

I thought of another - Time Bandits (1981). That one was a lot of fun to watch! Sean Connery was looking good!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/07 at 12:31 pm


I thought of another - Time Bandits (1981). That one was a lot of fun to watch! Sean Connery was looking good!
Now that is one film I have never forgotten. It featured John Cleese as Robin Hood a-la Prince Philip.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/14/07 at 12:45 pm


Now that is one film I have never forgotten. It featured John Cleese as Robin Hood a-la Prince Philip.


It's definetly a great movie! I'll have to purchase a copy of it for my DVD collection soon.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/14/07 at 5:31 pm

Hey, there's one that a poster took as her name...

Hot Stuff! ;D

Dom DeLuise, Jerry Reed and Suzanne Pleshette as undercover cops running a stolen goods pawn shop to catch theives. Funniest scene I can remember is DeLuise toking on a joint and getting the giggles.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/14/07 at 7:25 pm

Barfly (1987)  starring Mickey Rourke as a poet and alcoholic "drunk"  & Faye Dunaway is in it & she's a drunk too  :D
good movie

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 06/15/07 at 7:55 am


OMG Howard the Duck.......back then one of my cousins thought it was one of the best movies ever made, and that I should see it, because it would "knock my socks off". I never saw it in the theatre, but did see it on TV years later. Not only did it NOT knock my socks off, I thought it was just one awful, terrible movie (no offense to any HTD fans out there).


The only thing 'good' about Howard the Duck was the theme song... Lea Thompson, Holly Robinson (Peete) and Tim Robbins are probably hating me for remembering this movie at all.

Dick Tracy was 1990 but close enough on the cusp to count.  Wasn't it the one of the first movies made to accommodate the full screen TV Broadcast aspect ratio rather than using the entire widescreen so when it was transfered to VHS there was no need for that awful Pan & Scan?  The problem was the movie looked horrible in the theaters because everything was centered...

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: SemperYoda on 06/16/07 at 7:42 am


I LOVED Night of the Comet, I watch it every time it comes on t.v.

One I haven't seen in awhile I cann't remember the name of...  I think it starred Matthew Lebeatruex (or however you spell it) and it was about him and his little brother running away to go to some video game contest or something...


Was that The Wizard with Fred Savage?  First time that I saw Super Mario Bros 3.    :)


The Final Countdown
Philadelphia Experiment 
Eddie and the Cruisers
Some Kind of Wonderful
Back to School
Better Off Dead
Youngblood
American Dreamer

Interesting site.   http://www.fast-rewind.com/

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/17/07 at 4:39 am

Does anybody remember Throw Momma From the Train (1987) with Danny Devito and Billy Crystal? Anne Ramsey, who played Danny's mother in the movie, was an absolute riot!  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/07 at 4:41 am


Does anybody remember Throw Momma From the Train (1987) with Danny Devito and Billy Crystal? Anne Ramsey, who played Danny's mother in the movie, was an absolute riot!   ;D
Could the actress have been Anne Ramsey.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: SemperYoda on 06/17/07 at 6:01 am


Could the actress have been Anne Ramsey.


Same lady that was in "The Goonies?"

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/07 at 6:04 am


Same lady that was in "The Goonies?"
Yes.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/18/07 at 4:56 pm


Barfly (1987)  starring Mickey Rourke as a poet and alcoholic "drunk"  & Faye Dunaway is in it & she's a drunk too  :D
good movie


;D I got stuck watching this movie some lazy Saturday afternoon 7-8 years ago, and I thought it was just so crazy. It was good, but he just was so hammered in it - lol  :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/19/07 at 11:55 pm

I haven't seen Gremlins or Short circuit in a long long time.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/20/07 at 1:25 am


;D I got stuck watching this movie some lazy Saturday afternoon 7-8 years ago, and I thought it was just so crazy. It was good, but he just was so hammered in it - lol  :)
  it's an unuisual & somewhat depressing movie and you got stuck watching it?  :o  I like Mickey R. in it, he was totally hammered all the time in that movie.


one of my favorites from the 80's was  The Road Warrior  (1981)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Davester on 06/20/07 at 3:12 am


  it's an unuisual & somewhat depressing movie and you got stuck watching it?  :o  I like Mickey R. in it, he was totally hammered all the time in that movie.


one of my favorites from the 80's was   The Road Warrior  (1981)


  Hey, Barfly..!  I loved that movie.  I rented it a couple of times in the mid 90s...

  Now, if I can just remember why I liked it...

  The Road Warrior, definately a basic.  I was a Mad Max fanatic after that comedy, Beyond Thunderdome, came out...

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/20/07 at 9:51 am


   The Road Warrior, definately a basic.  I was a Mad Max fanatic after that comedy, Beyond Thunderdome, came out...


Oh wow, the only things I can remember from Thunderdome was the weird kids thinking Gibson was "Jesus" (in a matter of speaking), and Tina Turner saying, "Pig s***!" ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: statsqueen on 06/20/07 at 11:13 am


I was just watching History of the World Part I last night.  One of the funniest movies I've ever seen.



"It's fun to be the king"

I love it, too.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: statsqueen on 06/20/07 at 11:15 am


Arthur was on tonight.  :)




lol It was on either the night before I posted or the same night I posted (which is how I remembered it)  ::)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/20/07 at 2:11 pm


I haven't seen Gremlins or Short circuit in a long long time.  :\'(


I saw Gremlins not too long ago. It's fun to watch. I haven't seen Short Circuit since I saw it at the theatre. I remember liking it and hearing those cheesy El DeBarge songs

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Snoopygirl on 06/20/07 at 6:41 pm

Spring Break
Up the Creek
Deadly Friend
Student Bodies
Girls just want to have fun
Christine
Great Outdoors
One Crazy Summer
Fraternity Vacation
Private Lessons
Private Resort ( with a young Johnny Depp)
Private School
Mother's Day
My Bloody Valentine
Amityville 2

That's all I can think of. These are what I have in my collection :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 06/20/07 at 7:05 pm

aw! i loved christine.

how about "valley girl"? i just saw that not too long ago.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Snoopygirl on 06/20/07 at 7:08 pm


aw! i loved christine.

how about "valley girl"? i just saw that not too long ago.


I never saw Valley Girl. I think one night when I'm bored, I'm gonna have me an 80's night and play all the movies that came out then.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 06/20/07 at 7:14 pm


I never saw Valley Girl. I think one night when I'm bored, I'm gonna have me an 80's night and play all the movies that came out then.
it's cute. very "west side story," or tuff turfy, if you will. starring an 18-year-old, angst-ridden nicolas cage.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/20/07 at 7:20 pm


Oh wow, the only things I can remember from Thunderdome was the weird kids thinking Gibson was "Jesus" (in a matter of speaking), and Tina Turner saying, "Pig s***!" ;D


I've actually never seen Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, but I do love the Tina Turner theme song - is that sorta accurate to the plot? From what I can ascertain about the words, it seems to be about this apocalyptic, possibly futuristic wasteland people need to escape from to survive.



P.S. It seems like I'm the only one who likes Howard the Duck. ;D It does have an unrealistic (even for those kind of movies), cheesy, almost video game-esque plot. But it's good in campy way (plus, Lea Thompson is cute in it, lol).

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Davester on 06/20/07 at 8:29 pm


I've actually never seen Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, but I do love the Tina Turner theme song - is that sorta accurate to the plot? From what I can ascertain about the words, it seems to be about this apocalyptic, possibly futuristic wasteland people need to escape from to survive.




  Tina Turner actually plays the villain (Aunty Entity), or the noble antagonist, in the movie.  She's brutal, but you can understand where she's coming from.  Aunty is the head honcho and founder of one of the last remaining hubs of civilization, a far flung outpost called Bartertown...

  The song "We Don't Need Another Hero" is telling the story from the viewpoint of a group of young people (the offspring of the original apocalypse survivors) who have taken refuge in a sort of lush, green desert oasis and have, ironically, returned to being cave dwellers and hunter-gatherers as their aboriginal countrymen once were.  I say ironic because, in the modern day, a modern and man made catastrophe has forced the Earth's (or at least Australia's) inhabitants to adopt a primitive communal lifestyle as a means of survival...

  Tina sings, "All we want is life beyond Thunderdome...", but as far as I can tell, Bartertown (the location of Thunderdome) is no threat, whatsoever, to the desert commune or it's inhabitants.  So, whatever...

  agrimorfee, yeah, I also picked up on the Max-as-Christ analogy, "Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me..."

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Davester on 06/20/07 at 8:44 pm


aw! i loved christine.

how about "valley girl"? i just saw that not too long ago.


  I just bought Valley Girl a few weeks ago and watched it last weekend...

  As much as I can't stand Cage, it's a really decent movie and totally worth the price of admission just to see the lovely Deborah Foreman, fer sure...

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/20/07 at 8:49 pm


   Tina Turner actually plays the villain (Aunty Entity), or the noble antagonist, in the movie.  She's brutal, but you can understand where she's coming from.  Aunty is the head honcho and founder of one of the last remaining hubs of civilization, a far flung outpost called Bartertown...

   The song "We Don't Need Another Hero" is telling the story from the viewpoint of a group of young people (the offspring of the original apocalypse survivors) who have taken refuge in a sort of lush, green desert oasis and have, ironically, returned to being cave dwellers and hunter-gatherers as their aboriginal countrymen once were.  I say ironic because, in the modern day, a modern and man made catastrophe has forced the Earth's (or at least Australia's) inhabitants to adopt a primitive communal lifestyle as a means of survival...

   Tina sings, "All we want is life beyond Thunderdome...", but as far as I can tell, Bartertown (the location of Thunderdome) is no threat, whatsoever, to the desert commune or it's inhabitants.  So, whatever...

   agrimorfee, yeah, I also picked up on the Max-as-Christ analogy, "Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me..."


Interesting - now you've got me wanting to see the movie too, lol. That does also explain the lines about the "children" during the song.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Davester on 06/20/07 at 8:57 pm


Interesting - now you've got me wanting to see the movie too, lol. That does also explain the lines about the "children" during the song.


  Definately check it out.  It's not your father's Mad Max, that's for sure... :)

  Yes, "We are the Children, the last generation...".  The children of the survivors who, according to prophesy, are supposed to return in the future to reunite and take them to "Tomorrow-morrow Land".  The promised land, I guess...

  groove ;) on...

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/20/07 at 9:14 pm


Spring Break
Up the Creek
Deadly Friend
Student Bodies
Girls just want to have fun
Christine
Great Outdoors
One Crazy Summer
Fraternity Vacation
Private Lessons
Private Resort ( with a young Johnny Depp)
Private School
Mother's Day
My Bloody Valentine
Amityville 2

That's all I can think of. These are what I have in my collection :)
Student Bodies, the slasher/teen murder spoof & I recall the wood shop teacher had an obsession with making horsehead bookends  ???

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/07 at 2:23 am


Spring Break
Up the Creek
Deadly Friend
Student Bodies
Girls just want to have fun
Christine
Great Outdoors
One Crazy Summer
Fraternity Vacation
Private Lessons
Private Resort ( with a young Johnny Depp)
Private School
Mother's Day
My Bloody Valentine
Amityville 2

That's all I can think of. These are what I have in my collection :)
Amityville 2, now there is one film to forget.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/21/07 at 10:36 am


Student Bodies, the slasher/teen murder spoof & I recall the wood shop teacher had an obsession with making horsehead bookends  ???


The ORIGINAL Scary Movie.  ;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/21/07 at 12:52 pm


Interesting - now you've got me wanting to see the movie too, lol. That does also explain the lines about the "children" during the song.


me too..I'm adding it to my list! ;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 06/21/07 at 1:49 pm

oo! oo! how about that mackenzie brothers movie? remember that? eh?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/21/07 at 1:59 pm

There were a few movies with Phoebe Cates that were somewhat risque. I think there was one called Paradise. I never saw it, but I've read reviews and saw some screen caps and stuff. She certaintly had nothing to hide, lol  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 06/21/07 at 5:48 pm

"you must know the worst wolves are hairy on the inside."

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: loki 13 on 06/21/07 at 9:22 pm

April Fools Day...(1986)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: WembleyBooberGobo on 06/22/07 at 7:23 am

I always loved to watch this movie Blue Skies Again. It was about a girl on a male baseball team. Mimi Rodgers was in it and so was Harry Hamlin. I watched it alot on HBO. I dont think you can get this movie anywhere now.I also liked Over the Edge but i think that might have been 1979. I liked Desperate Lives with Helen Hunt....and the INcredible Shrinking Woman with Lily Tomlin...galaxy glue! I don't think you can get any of these movies anymore now that most video stores are going DVD and they think old movies are 1995.LOL.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/22/07 at 2:52 pm


I always loved to watch this movie Blue Skies Again. It was about a girl on a male baseball team. Mimi Rodgers was in it and so was Harry Hamlin. I watched it alot on HBO. I dont think you can get this movie anywhere now.I also liked Over the Edge but i think that might have been 1979. I liked Desperate Lives with Helen Hunt....and the INcredible Shrinking Woman with Lily Tomlin...galaxy glue! I don't think you can get any of these movies anymore now that most video stores are going DVD and they think old movies are 1995.LOL.



Oh gosh...I almost forgot all about "The Incredible Shrinking Woman"...that one was GREAT!! :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: McDonald on 06/23/07 at 1:47 pm

Teen Wolf Too the sequel to the popular comedy with Michael J. Fox, was a favourite of mine as a child. I saw it literally thirty or forty times. If you look at the cover, you'll recognise the star, Jason Bateman, from a little show called Arrested Development, yet another great show mishandled by the Fox network. But you can still watch the show on the FX network if you're American, and on CBC (weeknights at 5:30 EST, right after the Simpsons) if you're Canadian.

http://www.horreur.net/img/teenwolftoo.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: woops on 06/23/07 at 3:24 pm

"License To Drive"

Heather Grahm even looked great  then  8)

Though haven't heard much of her since the second "Austin Powers"

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/23/07 at 3:34 pm


There were a few movies with Phoebe Cates that were somewhat risque. I think there was one called Paradise. I never saw it, but I've read reviews and saw some screen caps and stuff. She certaintly had nothing to hide, lol  ;D



I remember Paradise. Haven't seen it in year but I remember that I liked it. Of course if I see it now, I may not like it as much.


Others:

The Secret to my Success.
Midnight Madness
Moving Violations
Easy Money
Back to School
DC Cab
Rabbit Test (or was the 70s?)
Junior
Twins
LadyHawke
Blade Runner
Witness

I'm sure I will think of more later.


Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ADH13 on 06/23/07 at 8:28 pm


Table For Five
Somewhere In Time
Anna to the Infinite Power
Emerald Forest
Desperately Seeking Susan
Ghoulies
Light of Day
Kickboxer
Back To The Beach
Mallrats
Dead Poet's Society

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/23/07 at 8:44 pm

Like Father, Like Son (Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron)-1987

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 06/24/07 at 9:39 am

Did I forget to mention my favorite movie Grease II? I like it so much more than the original

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: whistledog on 06/24/07 at 12:06 pm


Table For Five
Somewhere In Time
Anna to the Infinite Power
Emerald Forest
Desperately Seeking Susan
Ghoulies
Light of Day
Kickboxer
Back To The Beach
Mallrats
Dead Poet's Society



I'd forgotten about Ghoulies.  horror films + bad acting = a common thing in the 80s LOL

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/25/07 at 3:48 pm


Did I forget to mention my favorite movie Grease II? I like it so much more than the original

Michelle Pfeiffer, I believe, has banned that film from being asked about in all of her interviews.  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/07 at 3:49 pm


Michelle Pfeiffer, I believe, has banned that film from being asked about in all of her interviews.  ;D
I wonder why?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/25/07 at 3:50 pm

Critters
Little Shop of Horrors...where have ye gone?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/07 at 3:53 pm


Critters
Little Shop of Horrors...where have ye gone?
The Little Shop of Horros has just opened on stage in London and I want to go and see it.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/25/07 at 3:53 pm


Did I forget to mention my favorite movie Grease II? I like it so much more than the original



One of my guilty pleasures.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/25/07 at 4:52 pm


Like Father, Like Son (Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron)-1987


Whoa, I totally forgot about this one!! I remember seeing it!  :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/25/07 at 4:57 pm

I just thought about another funny movie we use to watch a lot. I believe it was called "Walk Like A Man" made in 1987, if I remember right. It's with Howie Mandel who was brought up as a wolf or something and then got reclaimed by his family and needed to be raised back into a normal human being. It was funny then, but I am not sure how funny I'd find it now.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/25/07 at 7:04 pm

Stripes

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: loki 13 on 06/25/07 at 7:23 pm


Stripes


There is a band that plays in the local clubs around the Phila. area called "Don't Call Me Francis."  ;D

Spring Break...(1983)

555.....(1988)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/25/07 at 7:30 pm


There is a band that plays in the local clubs around the Phila. area called "Don't Call Me Francis."  ;D

Spring Break...(1983)

555.....(1988)
that is too funny. a great name for a band.  ;D

Psycho: The name's Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you.
Leon: Ooooooh.
Psycho: You just made the list, buddy. Also, I don't like no one touching my stuff. So just keep your meathooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. And I don't like nobody touching me. Any of you homos touch me, and I'll kill you.

--------------
We used to watch this movie a couple times per week when it first came out on VHS

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: spaceace on 06/25/07 at 8:25 pm


Stripes


THAT'S A FACT JACK!!!! ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/26/07 at 10:46 am


that is too funny. a great name for a band.  ;D

Psycho: The name's Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you.
Leon: Ooooooh.
Psycho: You just made the list, buddy. Also, I don't like no one touching my stuff. So just keep your meathooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. And I don't like nobody touching me. Any of you homos touch me, and I'll kill you.

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We used to watch this movie a couple times per week when it first came out on VHS



I have the movie on VHS.



Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 07/01/07 at 8:00 am


Michelle Pfeiffer, I believe, has banned that film from being asked about in all of her interviews.  ;D


I so totally just want to go up to her and start singing Cool Rider...plus you gotta do the C-OO-L R-I-D-E-R dance  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Snoopygirl on 07/01/07 at 6:12 pm


that is too funny. a great name for a band.  ;D

Psycho: The name's Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you.
Leon: Ooooooh.
Psycho: You just made the list, buddy. Also, I don't like no one touching my stuff. So just keep your meathooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. And I don't like nobody touching me. Any of you homos touch me, and I'll kill you.

--------------
We used to watch this movie a couple times per week when it first came out on VHS


I forgot about Stripes! I love that movie. We have a local radio station called Frank 107 and during the day they play the part where he says
about if anyone calls him Francis I'll kill you.
John Candy as Dewy was great. "You may have noticed....I have a slight weight problem." ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: loki 13 on 07/01/07 at 8:54 pm

Plenty of John Candy movies can fit this catagory:

Uncle Buck
Who's Harry Crumb
Hot To Trot (voice)
Great Outdoors
Planes, Trains And Automobiles
Armed And Dangerous
Summer Rental
Brewsters Millions
Splash

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/01/07 at 10:05 pm


Plenty of John Candy movies can fit this catagory:

Uncle Buck
Who's Harry Crumb
Hot To Trot (voice)
Great Outdoors
Planes, Trains And Automobiles
Armed And Dangerous
Summer Rental
Brewsters Millions
Splash


oh, those are a great myriad of movies that you've mentioned....I love most of them! I miss John Candy as an actor.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: whistledog on 07/01/07 at 10:07 pm


Plenty of John Candy movies can fit this catagory:

Uncle Buck
Who's Harry Crumb
Hot To Trot (voice)
Great Outdoors
Planes, Trains And Automobiles
Armed And Dangerous
Summer Rental
Brewsters Millions
Splash


A fantastic bunch of films

I need to get 'Armed and Dangerous' on DVD.  That part where Candy and Levy dressed up like gay guys had me rolling on the floor ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Triviamom on 07/03/07 at 9:08 pm

Come Back To The Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
The Monster Squad

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/04/07 at 1:17 am


THAT'S A FACT JACK!!!! ;D
"Soldier, where's your Drill Sergeant"?          "Blown Up Sir!"



I forgot about Stripes! I love that movie. We have a local radio station called Frank 107 and during the day they play the part where he says
about if anyone calls him Francis I'll kill you.
John Candy as Dewy was great. "You may have noticed....I have a slight weight problem." ;D
what a cool radio station. the scene in the barracks where they take turns sharing is hysterical & John Candy is great.  "I swallow a lot of aggression..... along with a lot of pizza's"  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: loki 13 on 07/04/07 at 11:18 am

This thread has been occupying my brain for some time now. Every time I think of a movie
I jot it down, I have quite a list; here are a few.

A Fish Called Wanda
Big
Big Trouble In Little China
Body Double
Body Heat
Children Of The Corn
Earth Girls Are Easy
Firestarter
F/X
Heathers
House II
Iron Eagle
Man With One Red Shoe
Married To The Mob
Once Bitten
Over The Top
Roxanne
The Money Pit
Turk 182
Young Einstein

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/04/07 at 3:51 pm

one of my favorite films of the 80's stars Robin Williams & Kurt Russell in The Best of Times
another favorite from 1989 and one that unusually seems to generate threads or posts with people requesting the soundtrack is Weekend at Bernie's

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/04/07 at 8:18 pm


THAT'S A FACT JACK!!!! ;D

The opening scenes demonstrate the quintessential Bill Murray:
The nervous breakdown in the cab, the car getting repossessed, dropping the pizza on the pavement and scraping it back up, the girlfriend dumping him, throwing the basketball through the window, etc.
;D

Russell Ziskey: You could join a monastery.
John Winger: Did you ever see a monk get wildly ****ed by some teenage girls?
Russell Ziskey: Never.
John Winger: So much for the monastery.
;)

Sgt. Hulka (to Winger): On your feet, boy!

Trivia:  Warren Oates played Sgt. Hulka.  This line was a reprise from his role as Officer Sam Wood in "In the Heat of the Night," in which he says, "On your feet, boy!" to Det. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 07/06/07 at 1:13 pm

Here's one somebody on another board brought up that I totally forgot about:

http://movies.toptenreviews.com/reviews/images/m179.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/06/07 at 3:16 pm

I like that film alot.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 07/09/07 at 12:49 pm

it seemed like dreamscape, inner space and brainstorm all came out around the same time. all the sudden everyone was remaking fantastic voyage over and over again.

other big forgotten 80s movie fad: switcheroo freaky friday movies! everyone remembers “Big” but there was also “Like Father Like Son” and at least one or two that came out back while i was working at a movie theater and so was totally noticing stuff like that.

as i recall “the witches of eastwick” came out the same week as “the untouchables” and got totally eclipsed but i’ve always been a huge fan of witches of eastwick. that was one of my best memories of working at the flower theater, was watching witches of eastwick over and over again for free. :P

also there was “haunted honeymoon,” a rather dreadful gene wilder comedy from the 80s. my girlfriend and me were into this movie from the 40s called “haunted honeymoon” so we were all into the remake, saw it a bunch of times and just made out during the whole movie every time. and now only i remember “haunted honeymoon.”

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/09/07 at 6:30 pm


one of my favorite films of the 80's stars Robin Williams & Kurt Russell in The Best of Times
another favorite from 1989 and one that unusually seems to generate threads or posts with people requesting the soundtrack is Weekend at Bernie's


I remember my mom got a big kick out of the Weekend at Bernies movie. I didn't think it was all that funny, but I found it enjoyable! Hmm, I recall the music theme being rather tropical based (weren't they in Miami or something?)

I know the movie soundtrack to "Something Wild" with Melanie Griffith is very difficult to find. I don't think I've ever found it on CD, but I love the opening song!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/10/07 at 10:58 pm

http://imdb.com/title/tt0084698/

Smithereens (1982)
Directed by Susan Seidelman.  She also directed "Desperately Seeking Susan."

http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/54/130554.jpg

Wren is a disaffected punk rock girl from New Jersey who seeks noteriety in the Greenwich Village scene.
She comes from nowhere and gets nowhere. 
Wren: Susan Berman
Eric: Richard Hell

It has some of that anti-Hollywood lackluster flat affect we loved about "Napoleon Dynamite," but "Smithereens" is utterly bleak.  It starts off with depression and ends with nihilism (I don't agree with "funny & electric").


And let's keep it '80s, the prostitute was played by an actress named Geretta Geretta!
(think Duran Duran, Talk Talk, Mister Mister, Tirez Tirez....)
:P

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/12/07 at 8:59 pm

oh!! oh!! I just remembered 2 forgotten 80's movie's that I thought were good.  Ordinary People & Taps

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/13/07 at 11:29 am


oh!! oh!! I just remembered 2 forgotten 80's movie's that I thought were good.  Ordinary People & Taps



I did summer stock with the guy who played the sheriff in the movie Taps.


One that I watched the other day that I haven't seen in a LONG time: Looker.



Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/13/07 at 12:33 pm



I did summer stock with the guy who played the sheriff in the movie Taps.


One that I watched the other day that I haven't seen in a LONG time: Looker.



Cat
Taps was loaded with starsm, your friend was in a good movie. I'll have to look him up as i can't recall what he looks like. Looker is the one with Susan Dey about mind control using the flashy thing  isn't it?   

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/13/07 at 1:03 pm


Taps was loaded with starsm, your friend was in a good movie. I'll have to look him up as i can't recall what he looks like. Looker is the one with Susan Dey about mind control using the flashy thing  isn't it?   



His name is James (or Jim) Handy and he has been in several movies since (Taps was his first one)-The Verdict, Burglar (he played the guy who "did it"), K-9 and several t.v. shows.  Here is his listings.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359695/


Looker is the one with Susan Dey & Albert Finney. It wasn't exactly a mind control thing-just renders a person "stunned" with no sense of time passing.  But yeah, that is the one. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton. (I just discovered that Vanna White was also in it but I didn't spot her-she didn't even have a character name).


Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/14/07 at 2:01 pm

Another forgotten movie-what today is: Saturday the 14th. 



Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: agrimorfee on 07/16/07 at 2:31 pm





Looker is the one with Susan Dey & Albert Finney. It wasn't exactly a mind control thing-just renders a person "stunned" with no sense of time passing.  But yeah, that is the one. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton. (I just discovered that Vanna White was also in it but I didn't spot her-she didn't even have a character name).


I saw that one many a time...kind of stupid movie in hindsight, because it never satisfactorily explains why the models are being killed that I can remember.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/18/07 at 1:27 am



His name is James (or Jim) Handy and he has been in several movies since (Taps was his first one)-The Verdict, Burglar (he played the guy who "did it"), K-9 and several t.v. shows.  Here is his listings.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359695/


Looker is the one with Susan Dey & Albert Finney. It wasn't exactly a mind control thing-just renders a person "stunned" with no sense of time passing.  But yeah, that is the one. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton. (I just discovered that Vanna White was also in it but I didn't spot her-she didn't even have a character name).


Cat
thanks for the info on your friend Cat


...another forgotten 80's movie that I really like is Brighton Beach Memoirs starring Jonathan Silverman.  takes place in Brooklyn, 1937
Neil Simon wrote it.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/07 at 3:23 am


...another forgotten 80's movie that I really like is Brighton Beach Memoirs starring Jonathan Silverman.  takes place in Brooklyn, 1937
Neil Simon wrote it.
Brighton Beach Memoirs, forgotten, I have never heard of it!

I have heard of Neil Simon though.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/18/07 at 10:49 am


thanks for the info on your friend Cat


...another forgotten 80's movie that I really like is Brighton Beach Memoirs starring Jonathan Silverman.  takes place in Brooklyn, 1937
Neil Simon wrote it.



I don't know if I saw the movie but I saw the play a couple of years ago.


Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/18/07 at 5:06 pm

Here's a movie we watched a lot when I was younger. It was pretty dumb in some areas, but very funny in others. It was called "Cracking Up" and I just realised today it was made in 1983. I always thought it was made in the late '70s. I still can't believe it was made in the '80s, even watching clips of it on youtube. It looks so dated.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VcjehLKtZRI

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Crystalball on 07/18/07 at 8:22 pm

Monster Squad,  Lambada: The Forbiddan Dance, Labrynith

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/21/07 at 10:53 am

The Secret of My Success




Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/21/07 at 12:35 pm


thanks for the info on your friend Cat


...another forgotten 80's movie that I really like is Brighton Beach Memoirs starring Jonathan Silverman.  takes place in Brooklyn, 1937
Neil Simon wrote it.

"Brighton Beach" was great.  "Biloxi Blues" was supposed to be a continuation of the Eugene character.

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/21/07 at 12:44 pm


I remember my mom got a big kick out of the Weekend at Bernies movie. I didn't think it was all that funny, but I found it enjoyable! Hmm, I recall the music theme being rather tropical based (weren't they in Miami or something?)

It starts in NYC on a sweltering day in late summer.  Bernie's place on a swanky island, but seems to be based on the Hamptons.

I know the movie soundtrack to "Something Wild" with Melanie Griffith is very difficult to find. I don't think I've ever found it on CD, but I love the opening song!

It's one of my favorite '80s movies, but the soundtrack isn't all that great.  It does feature New Order's "Temptation," which is in the movie for all of two seconds! I don't know if it was ever released on CD.  They did release the "Married to the Mob" soundtrack on CD, which was another Jonathan Demme movie from about the same time.

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/21/07 at 7:49 pm

One movie I like alot, that I got on DVD recently, was Night of The Comet.  It's one of my favorite films.

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Written By: loki 13 on 07/21/07 at 8:56 pm

Moving Violations (1985)

K-9 (1989)

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/21/07 at 9:13 pm

K-9 is a pretty good film.

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/21/07 at 9:14 pm

What about Night of The Creeps or Waxwork?

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Written By: ADH13 on 07/22/07 at 1:12 am



I think there was one with Cybil Shepherd...something about dying and coming back to life or something... I keep thinking it was called Listen To Me but I think ListenTto Me was with Kirk Cameron...

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Written By: snozberries on 07/22/07 at 10:22 am



I think there was one with Cybil Shepherd...something about dying and coming back to life or something... I keep thinking it was called Listen To Me but I think ListenTto Me was with Kirk Cameron...


That was Hello Again with Shelley Long.  Cybil Shepherd was is Chances Are. And Listen to Me did feature Kirk Cameron (and Jamie Gertz) as college students who debate abortion.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/22/07 at 12:43 pm


Moving Violations (1985)

K-9 (1989)



My friend Jim (who I mentioned on the last page) was in K-9.

I love Moving Violations.


Cat

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Written By: snozberries on 07/22/07 at 5:12 pm

The Stuff!  It was 'the blob' of the 80's with a yogurt type substance instead of a gelatin type substance... I love this film

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/22/07 at 5:21 pm

I have it on DVD.  Michael Moriarty is really good, as the free lance sent to sabotage a company, only to discover The Stuff.

Danny Aiello, Brooke Adams, Abe Vigoda, Eric Bogosian, and Patrick Dempsey, appear in this film too.

On one hand it's a spoof of The Body Snatchers, with a alien substance, attacking the human populace.

And on the other, it's a cleverly disgused attack, on consumerism, people's addiction to things that are harmful to them, and the companies who try underhanded schemes, to insure that they are succesfull.

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/22/07 at 5:23 pm

Paul Sorvino is also in the film, too.

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Written By: loki 13 on 07/22/07 at 5:42 pm



My friend Jim (who I mentioned on the last page) was in K-9.

I love Moving Violations.


Cat


Sorry Cat, I did a quick scan to see if these movies were mentioned and I failed to see you mentioned both. :-[

Here's a few more, I'm not going to look again so if any of these have been mentioned, oh well!  ;D

Leviathan....(1989)

The Name Of The Rose....(1986)

Everybody's All American....(1988)

Staying with Dennis Quaid;

Suspect....(1987)

Inner Space....(1987)

The Big Easy....(1987)

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/22/07 at 6:25 pm


Sorry Cat, I did a quick scan to see if these movies were mentioned and I failed to see you mentioned both. :-[





That's ok. In fact, I forgot that I mentioned them.  :-[  ;D ;D



Cat

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Written By: snozberries on 07/22/07 at 6:52 pm


Paul Sorvino is also in the film, too.


You forgot SNL's Garrett Morris who has the best death scene in the film...

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/23/07 at 10:58 am

Paternity with Burt Reynolds and Beverly D'Angelo
The Lonely Guy with Steve Martin




Cat

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Written By: ultraviolet52 on 07/23/07 at 4:48 pm


K-9 is a pretty good film.


Was that with Jim Belushi? I believe I saw this at the theatre that year.

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Written By: loki 13 on 07/26/07 at 1:35 pm

Catch Me If You Can...(1989)

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Written By: snozberries on 07/29/07 at 10:38 am

Feds (1988) w/ Rebecca DeMornay & Mary Gross
Eddie & The Cruisers (1983) Michael Pare & Tom Berringer
FirstBorn (1984) Christopher Collet & Peter Weller  it's got that great Night of the Hunter feel to it...
Victory (1981) Sylvester Stallone & Pele... (okay Michael Caine was in it too but how often do you get to say Stallone & Pele?  ;D )
Mischief 1983 Doug McKeon, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelly Preston and Chris Nash
From the Hip (1987) Judd Nelson & Elizabeth Perkins

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/29/07 at 11:54 am

Carbon Copy with George Segal, Susan Saint James & a very young Denzel Washington.
F/X (that I saw last night)
Ladyhawke with Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, & Matthew Broderick (Great movie-very underrated if you ask me.)
Once Bitten with a very young Jim Carrey

I'll think of more later.


Cat

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/29/07 at 12:56 pm



Eddie & The Cruisers (1983) Michael Pare & Tom Berringer



Up here in Hadley there was a used car dealership so-named, "Eddie's Cruisers."  It went out of business about 14 years ago, but the sign remains on the abandoned cement building!
:P

For horror flicks, I'll mention Frank Henenlotter's "Basketcase," about deformed Siamese twins (PC--"conjoined twins") out to kill the Doctor who separated them!
:o
Features Kevin Van Hentenryck, who starred inthe sequels.

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/29/07 at 6:01 pm

I saw Brain Damage, which also directed by the same guy.

It's a weird film.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/29/07 at 6:08 pm

The Lonely Guy
The Man with Two Brains
All of Me
(all three of them Steve Martin)


Cat

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/29/07 at 6:18 pm

The Great Outdoors and The Three Amigos are pretty good films, too.

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Written By: loki 13 on 07/29/07 at 6:34 pm

Last night must have been a forgotten 80's movies on encore, they were showing;

Say Anything
Commando
Gleaming The Cube

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/30/07 at 1:10 am


"Brighton Beach" was great.  "Biloxi Blues" was supposed to be a continuation of the Eugene character.
Jonathan Silverman as the younger Eugene in BB Memoirs was great and whats her name as the mom was good. I also like Biloxi Blues with Christopher Walken as the evil & creepy Drill Sgt Toomey. I wouldn't mind having them both on DVD & will put them on the wish list

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/30/07 at 12:16 pm

A Soldier's Story-about a black soldier who was investigating a murder after the desegregation of the army. VERY GOOD flick and was nominated for Best Picture Oscar. I don't know why it has been forgotten.



Cat

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/30/07 at 3:28 pm


Was that with Jim Belushi? I believe I saw this at the theatre that year.


Yes it was.

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Written By: dcs84 on 08/05/07 at 2:49 am

I remember a film, wasn't great, wasn't terrible, but it was filmed, in parts, in the town in America where I spent a good proportion of my youth, Larchmont NY.  The film was called "Seven minutes in Heaven" and starred, amongst others, Jennifer Connolly.  Okay I'm off to Ebay to see if I can find a copy on DVD.  The kid in it also played the young Michael Keaton in "Johnny Dangerously", speaking of Johnny Dangerously, another obscurish 80's film in that vein was "Rustlers Rhapsody".

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Written By: snozberries on 08/05/07 at 9:47 am


I remember a film, wasn't great, wasn't terrible, but it was filmed, in parts, in the town in America where I spent a good proportion of my youth, Larchmont NY.  The film was called "Seven minutes in Heaven" and starred, amongst others, Jennifer Connolly.  Okay I'm off to Ebay to see if I can find a copy on DVD.  The kid in it also played the young Michael Keaton in "Johnny Dangerously", speaking of Johnny Dangerously, another obscurish 80's film in that vein was "Rustlers Rhapsody".


I kinda liked ^this movie alot.... now you just reminded me of another forgotten teen flick...Last American Virgin oh this film broke my heart...

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/09/07 at 12:07 am

not sure if this film has been mentioned yet, but the 1983 movie "Brainstorm" starring Christopher Walken & Natalie Wood as researchers who  develop a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people and a person puts on these headphone like devices called the Hat and can literally jump into someone else's head and play back recordings of what he or she was thinking, feeling, seeing, etc., basically have that experience the person who recorded was having. 

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Written By: snozberries on 08/09/07 at 12:27 pm

I think someone on this board schedules films for STARZ.. I never see From the Hip on tv then sudddenly about a week after I mention it... its on the air... hmmm sounds fishy.... not to mention quite a few other films that rarely air (and have been mentioned here) have cropped up lately....  okay so here's a new one...
Philadelphia Experiment... come on put that on the air PLEASE

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/09/07 at 12:43 pm


I think someone on this board schedules films for STARZ.. I never see From the Hip on tv then sudddenly about a week after I mention it... its on the air... hmmm sounds fishy.... not to mention quite a few other films that rarely air (and have been mentioned here) have cropped up lately....  okay so here's a new one...
Philadelphia Experiment... come on put that on the air PLEASE





We rented the Philadelphia Experiment from Netflix not too long ago.



Cat

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Written By: snozberries on 08/09/07 at 12:53 pm

I know Netflix is easy but there's just something about flipping through the tv on lazy sunday afternoon and seeing an 80 flick you forgot about...

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Written By: Warlock on 08/10/07 at 10:52 am

These ar movies I liked in the 80's that almost everyone seems to have forgotten, many of which are finally coming out on DVD:

Battle Beyond the Stars (Would have been bigger if Star Wars hadn't come out)
The Last Dragon
Streets of Fire
Flight of the Navigator (Starring a young Sarah Jessica Parker)
Savage Streets (Starring a grownup Linda Blair)
The Exterminator
Explorers (Starring a very young River Phoenix)
Breakin'
The Gyver (A.K.A. Mutronics the Movie)
The Dungeon Master
Timerider
The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Quest for Fire
The Final Countdown (Imagine the USS Nimitz on December 6th 1941)
The Day After
Heavy Metal
Flash Gordon
The Last Starfighter
My Science Project (About a guy who puts his high school in a time-warp)
Rumblefish
That Was Then, This is Now
The Outsiders

And by forgotten I mean that no one I talk to seem to remember these movies.

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Written By: snozberries on 08/10/07 at 7:20 pm

Renegades was on yesterday... I used to like it but now I find it boring.

Saw a movie I missed the first time around called Crawlspace with Klaus Kinky .... I mean Kinski.  He played the son of a Nazi war criminal who is now a serial killer. He rents apartments to sexy young women so he can spy on them through the vents.  Pretty effective actually for a low budget film.  But not all that graphic... some close ups of eviscerated eyes and a tongue but surprisingly all but one of the deaths occurred off screen. But it was suspenseful enough. 

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/10/07 at 11:01 pm


These ar movies I liked in the 80's that almost everyone seems to have forgotten, many of which are finally coming out on DVD:

Battle Beyond the Stars

Don't remember.
The Last Dragon
Vaguely remember.
Streets of Fire
Never saw it.  Remember the soundtrack 'cos The Fixx was one of my favorite bands.
Flight of the Navigator
Missed it.
Savage Streets (Starring a grownup Linda Blair)
Heard of it.
The Exterminator
Saw it.
Explorers
Generic title.  Could be anything.
Breakin'
I didn't see either Breakin' movie, but the craze was ominpresent.
The Gyver (A.K.A. Mutronics the Movie)
Clueless
The Dungeon Master
Recall vaguely without a shred of interest.
Timerider
I remember a guy gets shot square in the nose, but that's about it.
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Bogus antropology.  Nowhere near as bad as "Tarzan: The Legend of Greystoke."
The Quest for Fire
More bogus anthropology.  Ranks with Ringo Starr's "Caveman."
The Final Countdown
Oh yeah, "The Final Countdown dadada-da-da, dadadada-da-da"!  I guess I don't remember the movie.
The Day After
Don't let the kids watch this one, they might get PTSD. HA!  TDA was one for MST3K!  "Threads" was great, though.
Heavy Metal
Animated sleazy sci-fi chicks with huge knockers, that's what I remember!
Flash Gordon
Are you kidding?  Movies about old comic book characters?  Never sell!
The Last Starfighter
I remember...yawn.
My Science Project
Back when the idea of stealing plutonium was still funny!  Good movie. 
Rumblefish
That Was Then, This is Now
The Outsiders

They did a pretty good job with the S.E. Hinton novels.  "The Outsiders" was the on S.E. Hinton book I really got into, I read it several times.  The characters as presented in cinema form were just not what I had built up in my imagiation.

And by forgotten I mean that no one I talk to seem to remember these movies.

a. A lot of people don't remember most of the movies of a decade even if they remember the decade.  I remember more '80s movies than I do '90s or '00s movies because I just went to the movies a heck of a lot more in the '80s.
b. A whole raft of the movies you list here are not memorable in any case!

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Written By: snozberries on 08/11/07 at 10:21 am

Explorers
Generic title.  Could be anything.


With Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix and that other kid...they create an indestructable bubble and fly into space (or something like that)

Ranks with Ringo Starr's "Caveman."
My favorite line.... http://imdb.com/title/tt0082146/quotes
The Misfits are digging with sticks and their hands in a pile of foul-smelling mud looking for Ta, who seems to have disappeared
Ta: mud'] Doo-doo!

Atouk: Ca-ca.
Nook: sheesh.


Quote
The Day After
Don't let the kids watch this one, they might get PTSD. HA!  TDA was one for MST3K!  "Threads" was great, though.

Testament was still better

Quote
And by forgotten I mean that no one I talk to seem to remember these movies.

a. A lot of people don't remember most of the movies of a decade even if they remember the decade.  I remember more '80s movies than I do '90s or '00s movies because I just went to the movies a heck of a lot more in the '80s.
b. A whole raft of the movies you list here are not memorable in any case!

The Last Dragon and Streets of Fire are frequently remembered on this board. They were mentioned early on in this thread.  The Last Dragon is a live action "comic book" look at the iconic ninja films and how they influenced a young man in Harlem. Apparently the gang (the Breakin' rejects  ;D) were also heavily influenced by this genre.

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Written By: Tia on 08/11/07 at 11:17 am

Battle Beyond the Stars (Would have been bigger if Star Wars hadn't come out) -- i seem to remember kinda liking it.
The Last Dragon -- liked it quite a bit.
Streets of Fire -- not sure i saw it.
Flight of the Navigator (Starring a young Sarah Jessica Parker) -- i know i rented it once but i don't remember anything about it.
Savage Streets (Starring a grownup Linda Blair) -- don't remember it.
The Exterminator -- don't remember it.
Explorers (Starring a very young River Phoenix) -- don't remember it.
Breakin' -- saw it embarrassingly recently, in fact.  :-[ good clean fun.
The Gyver (A.K.A. Mutronics the Movie) -- was this the thing with mark hamill? if so it was quite horrible, but funny just because mark hamill was in it.
The Dungeon Master -- don't remember it.
Timerider -- don't remember it.
The Clan of the Cave Bear -- remember it. very benji-esque, it was the arty one with no words, right?
The Quest for Fire -- oh, wait. was this the arty one with no words? i remember seeing them both.
The Final Countdown (Imagine the USS Nimitz on December 6th 1941) -- haha! good, campy, ridiculous.
The Day After -- this was a huge big deal. we all talked about it in school the next day.
Heavy Metal -- great flick. i've seen it attributed some places to 1979.
Flash Gordon -- think i missed it. i saw flesh gordon, though.
The Last Starfighter -- loved it.
My Science Project (About a guy who puts his high school in a time-warp) -- i'm not sure i remember it, though i'm pretty sure i saw it.
Rumblefish -- ditto
That Was Then, This is Now -- eh?
The Outsiders -- ditto

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Written By: snozberries on 08/11/07 at 11:18 am



Breakin' -- saw it embarrassingly recently, in fact.  :-[ good clean fun.



What about Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo

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Written By: Tia on 08/11/07 at 11:21 am


What about Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo
i saw that right after the first one. it's actually rather dreadful. however, i do enjoy tagging an "electric boogaloo" after every movie ending in the number 2 now. star trek 2: electric boogaloo.

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Written By: snozberries on 08/11/07 at 11:37 am


i saw that right after the first one. it's actually rather dreadful. however, i do enjoy tagging an "electric boogaloo" after every movie ending in the number 2 now. star trek 2: electric boogaloo.
;D

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/11/07 at 11:57 am


Battle Beyond the Stars (Would have been bigger if Star Wars hadn't come out) Never saw/heard of it
The Last Dragon Never saw/heard of it
Streets of Fire LOVED it
Flight of the Navigator (Starring a young Sarah Jessica Parker) Remember it but don't think I have seen it
Savage Streets (Starring a grownup Linda Blair) Never saw/heard of it
The Exterminator Sound familiar but don't recall seeing it
Explorers (Starring a very young River Phoenix) Never saw/heard of it
Breakin' Remember it but didn't see it
The Gyver (A.K.A. Mutronics the Movie) Sounds familiar but don't think I have seen it
The Dungeon Master Sounds familiar but don't think I have seen it
Timerider Sounds familiar but don't think I have seen it
The Clan of the Cave Bear Remember it and I know I have seen parts of it but don't think I have seen all of it-with Daryl Hanna (Have the book but never read it)
The Quest for Fire Remember it but never seen it.
The Final Countdown (Imagine the USS Nimitz on December 6th 1941) Seen it just recently again.
The Day After Seen it
Heavy Metal Seen it
Flash Gordon I liked it in a campy way
The Last Starfighter Seen it. It was cute.
My Science Project (About a guy who puts his high school in a time-warp) I'm sure I have seen this one.
Rumblefish Remember it but don't think I have seen it.
That Was Then, This is Now
The Outsiders

These last two I always get confused. I know I have seen/read both of them but I can never remember which one was which.


Cat

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Written By: snozberries on 08/11/07 at 2:40 pm



That Was Then, This is Now
The Outsiders

These last two I always get confused. I know I have seen/read both of them but I can never remember which one was which.


Cat



That was then this is now is about two best friends-  one is a foster brother to the other. Who eventually drift apart because one becomes involved with drugs.

The Outsiders is the social commentary/ "gang" film about the Socs (Socialites) and the Greasers.  The story centers on the Greasers, three orphaned brothers and their rag tag friends.  Two of the youngest greasers go on the run after one kills a Soc who is drowning his friend.  Great film (tho the book was better) about acceptance, redemption and overcoming the obstacles society can place on you.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/11/07 at 2:46 pm


That was then this is now is about two best friends-  one is a foster brother to the other. Who eventually drift apart because one becomes involved with drugs.

The Outsiders is the social commentary/ "gang" film about the Socs (Socialites) and the Greasers.  The story centers on the Greasers, three orphaned brothers and their rag tag friends.  Two of the youngest greasers go on the run after one kills a Soc who is drowning his friend.  Great film (tho the book was better) about acceptance, redemption and overcoming the obstacles society can place on you.




Thanks. I don't know why I get them confused. I think I have copies of both of the books. I should reread them. I think I remember the movie the Outsiders more (probably because of the cast and I do remember "Stay gold").


Cat

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/11/07 at 5:09 pm



Thanks. I don't know why I get them confused. I think I have copies of both of the books. I should reread them. I think I remember the movie the Outsiders more (probably because of the cast and I do remember "Stay gold").


Cat

My sister was so taken with "The Outsiders" she wrote, "Stay gold, Pony, do!" on the back page of her copy.  Her sixth grade English teacher told her he did not approve of "The Outsiders" as it "set a bad example."  So it became an act of defiance to read it!  She must have read it ten times!

I didn't realize other schools were assigning S.E. Hinton in English classes.  At that time we were still going to a Waldorf school, and Waldorf educators get extremely prudish and protective.  They don't like any of that trashy pop culture corrupting Rudolph Steiner's Anthroposophical mission; it was all beeswax, watercolor paints, and recorder music!
;D

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Written By: snozberries on 08/11/07 at 6:13 pm


My sister was so taken with "The Outsiders" she wrote, "Stay gold, Pony, do!" on the back page of her copy.  Her sixth grade English teacher told her he did not approve of "The Outsiders" as it "set a bad example."  So it became an act of defiance to read it!  She must have read it ten times!

I didn't realize other schools were assigning S.E. Hinton in English classes.  At that time we were still going to a Waldorf school, and Waldorf educators get extremely prudish and protective.  They don't like any of that trashy pop culture corrupting Rudolph Steiner's Anthroposophical mission; it was all beeswax, watercolor paints, and recorder music!
;D


that got me thinking about the Stevie Wonder song in Outsiders, Stay Gold. I loved that song. Went looking for it and came across a soundtrack for another forgotten 80's film Girls Just Want To Have Fun.  this person is crazy they are selling it for $259.99 I know its hard to find and its a good soundtrack but not that good  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000MK2TMA/ref=dp_olp_2/105-6133991-0164412?ie=UTF8&qid=1186873663&sr=8-2

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Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/12/07 at 12:06 am


that got me thinking about the Stevie Wonder song in Outsiders, Stay Gold. I loved that song. Went looking for it and came across a soundtrack for another forgotten 80's film Girls Just Want To Have Fun.  this person is crazy they are selling it for $259.99 I know its hard to find and its a good soundtrack but not that good  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000MK2TMA/ref=dp_olp_2/105-6133991-0164412?ie=UTF8&qid=1186873663&sr=8-2

That person is crazy.  There is no way that song is worth $259.99.  Hit the right flea market and you might get it off some old dude for a buck.  Now, if you pay $259.99, that person's sanity is vindicated and YOURS is in question!
:D

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/12/07 at 12:47 am


That person is crazy.  There is no way that song is worth $259.99.  Hit the right flea market and you might get it off some old dude for a buck.  Now, if you pay $259.99, that person's sanity is vindicated and YOURS is in question!
:D
I'll pay $259.99 for it if Stevie sings it in person  :) 


that got me thinking about the Stevie Wonder song in Outsiders, Stay Gold. I loved that song. Went looking for it and came across a soundtrack for another forgotten 80's film Girls Just Want To Have Fun.  this person is crazy they are selling it for $259.99 I know its hard to find and its a good soundtrack but not that good  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000MK2TMA/ref=dp_olp_2/105-6133991-0164412?ie=UTF8&qid=1186873663&sr=8-2
it's a wonderful song and I like how they play it both at the beginning and at the end of the movie

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Written By: snozberries on 08/12/07 at 10:20 am


That person is crazy.  There is no way that song is worth $259.99.  Hit the right flea market and you might get it off some old dude for a buck.  Now, if you pay $259.99, that person's sanity is vindicated and YOURS is in question!
:D


sorry guess I jumbled it up a little- that happens when you're working and playing at the same time.  I found Stay Gold on iTunes.

Then I thought about other soundtracks and have wanted Girls Just want to Have Fun soundtrack. The person is sellling this sound track for 259.99 still outrageous tho. Right?

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/13/07 at 11:27 am


sorry guess I jumbled it up a little- that happens when you're working and playing at the same time.  I found Stay Gold on iTunes.

Then I thought about other soundtracks and have wanted Girls Just want to Have Fun soundtrack. The person is sellling this sound track for 259.99 still outrageous tho. Right?



ANY album is outrageous at $259.99 unless they throw in a stereo with it for free.



Cat

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Written By: snozberries on 08/13/07 at 1:34 pm

Rappin' I was just reminded of this on another board
Beat Street

Did I previously mention TAG the Assassination Game? If not I meant to.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/14/07 at 3:59 am

another one of my favorite 80's films was Night Shift starring Henry Winkler & Michael Keaton 1982

Bill: I'm an idea man Chuck, I get ideas, sometimes I get so many ideas that I can't even fight them off!

Bill: What if you mix the mayonnaise in the can, WITH the tunafish? Or... hold it! Chuck! I got it! Take LIVE tuna fish, and FEED 'em mayonnaise! Oh this is great.

Bill: Call Starkist!

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Bill: You tellin' me to shut up?
Chuck: I'm telling you to shut up! I will tell your recorder so that you don't forget!

Chuck: Hello, this is Chuck to remind Bill to SHUT UP!

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Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/14/07 at 9:45 pm


another one of my favorite 80's films was Night Shift starring Henry Winkler & Michael Keaton 1982

Bill: I'm an idea man Chuck, I get ideas, sometimes I get so many ideas that I can't even fight them off!

Bill: What if you mix the mayonnaise in the can, WITH the tunafish? Or... hold it! Chuck! I got it! Take LIVE tuna fish, and FEED 'em mayonnaise! Oh this is great.

Bill: Call Starkist!

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Bill: You tellin' me to shut up?
Chuck: I'm telling you to shut up! I will tell your recorder so that you don't forget!

Chuck: Hello, this is Chuck to remind Bill to SHUT UP!

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"Hello this is Chuck to remind Bill to SHUT UP!
remind bill to SHUT UP!
to SHUT UP!
SHUT UP!"

That bit about feeding the mayo to the tunafish is one of my favorites.
Also when Bill buys the new car and he's showing Chuck all the features, then he says,
"Hey, you like music?"
You think he's going to turn on the stereo...but he goes into his air guitar routine again!

Another great bit is when that big redneck john is blasting country music from the hooker's apartment, so Chuck's girlfriend prods him to go next door and confront them, and there's this huge dude in a five gallon hat and what god gave him saying, "We got some DWARF here!"  Then the girlfriend asks Chuck what's going on over there:
"She runs a business...she sells cowboy hats."
"He was in his underwear!"
"....and underwear."

Speaking of...the movie's also got Shelley Long in her skivvies, and only one thing could be better...
;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/15/07 at 12:36 pm


"Hello this is Chuck to remind Bill to SHUT UP!
remind bill to SHUT UP!
to SHUT UP!
SHUT UP!"

That bit about feeding the mayo to the tunafish is one of my favorites.
Also when Bill buys the new car and he's showing Chuck all the features, then he says,
"Hey, you like music?"
You think he's going to turn on the stereo...but he goes into his air guitar routine again!

Another great bit is when that big redneck john is blasting country music from the hooker's apartment, so Chuck's girlfriend prods him to go next door and confront them, and there's this huge dude in a five gallon hat and what god gave him saying, "We got some DWARF here!"  Then the girlfriend asks Chuck what's going on over there:
"She runs a business...she sells cowboy hats."
"He was in his underwear!"
"....and underwear."

Speaking of...the movie's also got Shelley Long in her skivvies, and only one thing could be better...
;)
Shelley Long standing on the chair in her panties was a definitely a highlight  ;D  I think the song he air guitars to is Jumping Jack Flash, man I love this movie & need to get a copy.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/15/07 at 2:20 pm

Gotcha with Anthony Edwards



Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: carmelita on 08/28/08 at 11:30 pm

I was hoping someone could help me with this movie. I can't remember too many details. Here is what I do remember. There's 2 friends that take off from the city to the beach. They buy or rent a place and try to fix it up. I saw it when i was really littel so thats why i don't remember much. Something about stone wash jeans. If I remember correctly there is also a girl in the movie that is sort of a witch or devil. She grants wishes i think. for a moment i thought it was Andrew McCarthy(from mannequin) that was in it but i don't believe so. if you can help me or jog my memory with some questions I would love to hear from you!

:)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 08/28/08 at 11:39 pm


I was hoping someone could help me with this movie. I can't remember too many details. Here is what I do remember. There's 2 friends that take off from the city to the beach. They buy or rent a place and try to fix it up. I saw it when i was really littel so thats why i don't remember much. Something about stone wash jeans. If I remember correctly there is also a girl in the movie that is sort of a witch or devil. She grants wishes i think. for a moment i thought it was Andrew McCarthy(from mannequin) that was in it but i don't believe so. if you can help me or jog my memory with some questions I would love to hear from you!

:)


hmmm  do you remember anything else... what did the house look like, what did they do?  Why stonewash jeans? Were they wearing them? Washing them? Buying them? Stealing them?

do you know if it was a feature film (played in theaters) or was it a TV movie... oh and was it American?


Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/29/08 at 3:37 am


hmmm  do you remember anything else... what did the house look like, what did they do?  Why stonewash jeans? Were they wearing them? Washing them? Buying them? Stealing them?

do you know if it was a feature film (played in theaters) or was it a TV movie... oh and was it American?




All I can think of is weekend at bernies, and I know thts not right.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/29/08 at 3:48 am

somewhere in time ( one of my fav movies)
The goonies
Heaven help us
Flight of the navigator ( with that thing that laughed like Pee Wee Herman)
Willow
Neverending story
Labrynith
Streets of fire

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/29/08 at 3:54 am


ooh, more of those sword & sorcery thingies...Dragonslayer! The Beastmaster (the ultimate TBS '80s movie! :D)!


All those dragon movies  were great. What a bout Clash if the TItans with Harry Hamlin?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/29/08 at 3:59 am



"It's fun to be the king"

I love it, too.


History of the world. "I love my people pull"

Yellowbeard.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/08 at 4:54 pm


History of the world. "I love my people pull"

Yellowbeard.
These two films I saw at the cinema with friends, and are imptrinted on my memory, so much I have not forgotten them.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/01/08 at 6:35 pm

I haven't seen this one in awhile. it's very sophomoric and I like it! http://services.windowsmedia.com/video/cov120/drv300/v387/v38763gfqfp.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 09/01/08 at 7:39 pm


I haven't seen this one in awhile. it's very sophomoric and I like it! http://services.windowsmedia.com/video/cov120/drv300/v387/v38763gfqfp.jpg



Oh my...what a classic!  I Love it...

How about

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj316/sooohzeeeq/Movies/TheLastAmericanVirgin.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: midnite on 09/01/08 at 7:42 pm


somewhere in time ( one of my fav movies)
The goonies
Heaven help us
Flight of the navigator ( with that thing that laughed like Pee Wee Herman)
Willow
Neverending story
Labrynith
Streets of fire


Flight Of The Navigator - I used to love this movie.  Back then, I thought Sarah Jessica Parker was so hot!  Now IMO she looks like a horse.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: 2kidsami on 09/07/08 at 2:32 pm

What about???

Weird Science
Better off Dead
Fletch
Lady in Red
Roxanne
War of the Roses
Fright Night
My Chauffer
Lost Boys
My Girl
Stand by Me

I loved all of these Movies and plenty others that have been mentioned.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/07/08 at 3:54 pm



Oh my...what a classic!  I Love it...

How about

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj316/sooohzeeeq/Movies/TheLastAmericanVirgin.jpg
yes, that's a good one too. I haven't seen that in a long time

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Shacks Train on 09/17/08 at 1:32 am

Yellowbeard!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyuRoYmMRVk
;D ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/17/08 at 2:14 am


I haven't seen on t.v. in a long long time:

The Wild Life (1984) starring Chris Penn



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oDooGtysOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QetxqQo3P9g

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/08 at 2:47 am


Yellowbeard!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyuRoYmMRVk
;D ;D
That is one film I have not forgotten.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/20/08 at 5:05 am


What about???

Weird Science
Better off Dead ;D ;D ;D
Fletch
Lady in Red
Roxanne
War of the Roses ;D ;D ;D ;D
Fright Night scarede the crap outta me but I loved it
My Chauffer
Lost Boys ummm Jason Patrik need I say more
My Girl :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( so good
Stand by Me  :) :) :) :) :)

I loved all of these Movies and plenty others that have been mentioned.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/20/08 at 5:08 am


Poltergiest
ET
The Black Stallion
Somewhere In Time One of my fav movies of all time :-* :-* :-*
That is one film I have not forgotten.

Tron
The Black Hole

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/20/08 at 5:22 am


Yellowbeard!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyuRoYmMRVk
;D ;D


My signature line on Yahoo is this


Dying's the easy way out. You won't catch me dying. They'll have to kill me before I die!..... Yellowbeard

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: 2kidsami on 09/20/08 at 8:57 am





I loved the movies like Fright Night/Lostboys (I must have had a vampire thing http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/vampy.gif) - I loved the movies that had a "scary" context about them - but are funny at the same time ; and they do not involve all the gore of todays film.

I see I am not the only person who like War of the Roses - anybody up for a chandelier swinging scene???

And my all time fave - "I WANT MY $2" and sliding jello stuff.  The movie still makes me laugh my socks off.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: johnny5alive on 09/20/08 at 10:57 am

weird science!  kelly lebrock: "what do you two maniacs want to do first"! ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Foo Bar on 09/20/08 at 11:30 pm


weird science!  kelly lebrock: "what do you two maniacs want to do first"! ;D


Nitpick:  It's "So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?".

Funny thing is that "She's alive" in the Oingo Boingo theme song was from Bride of Frankenstein.

And the really funny thing is that I can't find a mix of "Weird Science" in which that Kelly LeBrock sample appears.  WTF?  I know I've heard it sampled somewhere!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: 2kidsami on 09/21/08 at 7:55 am


Nitpick:  It's "So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?".

Funny thing is that "She's alive" in the Oingo Boingo theme song was from Bride of Frankenstein.

And the really funny thing is that I can't find a mix of "Weird Science" in which that Kelly LeBrock sample appears.  WTF?  I know I've heard it sampled somewhere!

They use that clip in an (I believe) FX movie clips - where they show lots of clips of various movies that the channel is showing (I can think of some of the clips on the commercial are from League of their own, Indiana Jones, Mannequin etc..) but come to think of it, maybe that was a commercial from a few years back  :-\\

Weird Science is a classic.  I do not see it played any at all anymore.

I did however see one of the Channels playing "Overboard" last night.  Great Kurt Russel, Goldie Hawn movie!!!!  Whatever happened to all of the Goldie Hawn Movies (Private Benjamin, Protocol, Wildcats, or Bird on a Wire) .........  They are oldies but goodies.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 09/21/08 at 1:17 pm


They use that clip in an (I believe) FX movie clips - where they show lots of clips of various movies that the channel is showing (I can think of some of the clips on the commercial are from League of their own, Indiana Jones, Mannequin etc..) but come to think of it, maybe that was a commercial from a few years back  :-\\

Weird Science is a classic.  I do not see it played any at all anymore.

I did however see one of the Channels playing "Overboard" last night.  Great Kurt Russel, Goldie Hawn movie!!!!  Whatever happened to all of the Goldie Hawn Movies (Private Benjamin, Protocol, Wildcats, or Bird on a Wire) .........  They are oldies but goodies.


weird science has been on a few times this summer I watched it twice  ;D  It was on one of those paid movie networks. I have Directv and get them all. 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: woops on 09/21/08 at 3:02 pm

"Gimme An F", basically "Bring It On" meets "Porky's" though a mediocre film

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/24/08 at 5:26 am

Defending your life with Albert Brooks, Rip Torn, Lee Grant and Meryl Streep. ( I know its 1990). but worth a mention.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: seeburg220 on 09/28/08 at 9:18 pm

Fandango :  One of Kevin Costner's first movies - and no - it isn't 3 hours long ! lol...

I really like this flick.  It's light, the music is great (Cream, Steppenwolf, etc) and it's not too long.    I thought Suzi Amis (who was in Twister and Titanic), was beautiful.  She was like this dream.  You'd have to see it...

To summarize: it's a story about some guys in '69 or so, who just graduated college.  They're going on a last road trip before they have to move on into the real world.  They set out to dig up a bottle of Dom Periogm (sp?) in Mexico.  It's about the adventure, not the destination...

This isn't a chick-flick, but it's also not an action-flick.  Just a drama; take it or leave it. 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Davester on 09/28/08 at 10:37 pm


  "Barfly" (1987 - Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway)...

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/28/08 at 11:00 pm


   "Barfly" (1987 - Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway)...

good call Davester...one of my favorite depressing movies  ;D  and hey! Mickey Rourke is great in this film. 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Davester on 09/28/08 at 11:08 pm


good call Davester...one of my favorite depressing movies  ;D  and hey! Mickey Rourke is great in this film. 


  Ha!  Depressing has never been so much fun, maybe with the exception of "Times Square".  Faye also turns in a great performance...

  It's been about 15 years since I watched Barfly.  Ima have to check out amazon... :) 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 09/30/08 at 1:00 pm


Fandango :   One of Kevin Costner's first movies - and no - it isn't 3 hours long ! lol...

I really like this flick.  It's light, the music is great (Cream, Steppenwolf, etc) and it's not too long.    I thought Suzi Amis (who was in Twister and Titanic), was beautiful.  She was like this dream.   You'd have to see it...

To summarize: it's a story about some guys in '69 or so, who just graduated college.  They're going on a last road trip before they have to move on into the real world.  They set out to dig up a bottle of Dom Periogm (sp?) in Mexico.   It's about the adventure, not the destination...

This isn't a chick-flick, but it's also not an action-flick.  Just a drama; take it or leave it.   



that was a good movie and considering I'd forgotten about it ...it totally fits this topic  ;D  well done.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Shacks Train on 10/01/08 at 7:08 am


Fandango :   One of Kevin Costner's first movies 


That film was a blast......The Skydiving scene!!! ;D ;D ;D

How about Don Johnson's 1st film ever......

A Boy & His Dog!!!
About a drifter in a post apocalyptic world...
His dog can talk to him by telekinesis (the dogs the genius)& how the people stuck in the underground bomb shelter have become sterile ......& Need a new Man
Has Alvy Moore in it(Mr Kimball) & Jason Robards

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Dagwood on 10/01/08 at 8:00 am

A Boy & His Dog is one of my mom's favorite movies.  She made me watch it and I hated it. 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: greenjello74 on 10/01/08 at 10:02 pm

Real Genius was outstanding too especially the ending. Val Kilmar was so cute in that movie.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/04/08 at 11:29 pm

Max Dugan Returns

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/05/08 at 8:26 am


Max Dugan Returns


I loved this show as a kid; I have not seen (or even thought about) Max Dugan since my early teen years.  Bravo!


What about Drop Dead Fred; for some reason when I read Max Dugan - I remembered Martin Short as the obnoxious Fred???????? 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/05/08 at 1:28 pm


I loved this show as a kid; I have not seen (or even thought about) Max Dugan since my early teen years.  Bravo!


What about Drop Dead Fred; for some reason when I read Max Dugan - I remembered Martin Short as the obnoxious Fred???????? 
thanks, I love it also. It has a really good cast with Jason Robards as Max, a really young Matthew Broderick as his grandson, Marsha Mason and Donald Sutherland. I betcha it could be found fairly cheap on DVD.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 10/05/08 at 2:01 pm


Touch & Go (1986) Michael Keaton & Maria ConchIta Alonso


Feds (1988) Rebecca De Mornay & Mary Gross  (SNL alum & sister of Family Ties Michael Gross)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/06/08 at 10:00 am

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

I watched it again this morning since I'd last seen it in that same year.  Quite amusing and often stupid silly (not unlike myself)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/06/08 at 7:36 pm

2 more wrote by Neil Simon

Brighton Beach Memoirs  starring Jonathan Silverman
&
Biloxi Blues - starring Matthew Broderick & Christopher Walken

both very enjoyable films  :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/07/08 at 8:00 pm

I loved those movies Mike.  I've read most of Neil Simon's plays


Perhaps this movie should remain forgotten... The edge of hell (aka Rock n' roll nightmare) 1987

I can't even bare to watch the final scene...it's THAT bad.  ;D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X488n9ICPcw

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/07/08 at 9:57 pm


I loved those movies Mike.  I've read most of Neil Simon's plays


Perhaps this movie should remain forgotten... The edge of hell (aka Rock n' roll nightmare) 1987

I can't even bare to watch the final scene...it's THAT bad.   ;D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X488n9ICPcw
I'm glad you're a fellow fan Patty  :)  and now, because you said it's THAT bad, I must watch the final scene above  ::)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/07/08 at 10:05 pm



Perhaps this movie should remain forgotten... The edge of hell (aka Rock n' roll nightmare) 1987

I can't even bare to watch the final scene...it's THAT bad.   ;D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X488n9ICPcw
  http://bestsmileys.com/signs9/10.gif          ^

that movie should be destroyed. sucks is not a strong enough word to describe it.  that was horrible..why'd you make me watch that  ;D

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/07/08 at 10:11 pm


  http://bestsmileys.com/signs9/10.gif          ^

that movie should be destroyed. sucks is not a strong enough word to describe it.   


;D 

that was horrible..why'd you make me watch that  ;D

lol Perhaps I am a bit sadistic.  ;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/07/08 at 10:15 pm


;D 

lol Perhaps I am a bit sadistic.   ;)
yes, your mean streak just revealed itself  ;D  that was quite possibly the worst movie, can we call it a movie  ???  but in a way, I'm glad i watched it so I guess your sadistic and I'm masochistic

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Written By: snozberries on 10/07/08 at 11:46 pm


;D 

lol Perhaps I am a bit sadistic.   ;)



just a bit?    ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/08 at 1:51 am


2 more wrote by Neil Simon

Brighton Beach Memoirs  starring Jonathan Silverman
&
Biloxi Blues - starring Matthew Broderick & Christopher Walken

both very enjoyable films  :)
For me, no forgotten, it is never heard of!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/08/08 at 2:29 am


For me, no forgotten, it is never heard of!
I think you would like them both very much.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/08 at 2:30 am


I think you would like them both very much.
I will watch out for them, but I doubt them been shown on television.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/08/08 at 2:31 am


I will watch out for them, but I doubt them been shown on television.
Biloxi Blues has been on more than Brighton Beach Memoirs, and there aren't any good youtube clips, maybe a trailer but that's it. I recommend both

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/08 at 2:49 am


Biloxi Blues has been on more than Brighton Beach Memoirs, and there aren't any good youtube clips, maybe a trailer but that's it. I recommend both
These movies could have been on before, but I never noticed them.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/08/08 at 2:54 am


These movies could have been on before, but I never noticed them.
of the two, Brighton Beach Memoirs is my favorite. I'd like to see them both again soon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/08 at 2:55 am


of the two, Brighton Beach Memoirs is my favorite. I'd like to see them both again soon.
May be the DVDs are going cheap in the sales?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 10/08/08 at 12:22 pm


Biloxi Blues has been on more than Brighton Beach Memoirs, and there aren't any good youtube clips, maybe a trailer but that's it. I recommend both


wasn't Lost in Yonkers part of that series as well? I remember liking Lost in Yonkers although I didn't know what Yonkers was until I watched the film  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/08/08 at 1:16 pm


wasn't Lost in Yonkers part of that series as well? I remember liking Lost in Yonkers although I didn't know what Yonkers was until I watched the film  ;D
I haven't seen that one, and am not familiar with it. if it's part of the series, it must be the last one. who starred as Jerome in that movie?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: thereshegoes on 10/08/08 at 3:51 pm

And then there's the movie that turned boys into men and i've just recently had the pleasure of watching :P

HOT DOG!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pXY2owTuOQ

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 10/08/08 at 4:02 pm


And then there's the movie that turned boys into men and i've just recently had the pleasure of watching :P

HOT DOG!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pXY2owTuOQ
david naughton is the guy! i figured out why he looks so familiar...

http://exclamationmark.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/david-naughton-american-werewolf-1981.jpg

from a little-known film he was in before "hot dog" came out and his career took off... :D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/08 at 4:31 pm


david naughton is the guy! i figured out why he looks so familiar...

http://exclamationmark.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/david-naughton-american-werewolf-1981.jpg

from a little-known film he was in before "hot dog" came out and his career took off... :D
Now that is one film I will never forget.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 10/08/08 at 4:33 pm


I haven't seen that one, and am not familiar with it. if it's part of the series, it must be the last one. who starred as Jerome in that movie?


I guess it wasn't part of the series but it was another film written by Neil Simon... so there's your connection. 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/08/08 at 9:46 pm


May be the DVDs are going cheap in the sales?
yes, it looks like they can be found at a cheap price.  here's the only trailer/vid clip of Brighton Beach Memoirs I could scrounge up http://www.videodetective.com/movies/BRIGHTON_BEACH_MEMOIRS/trailer/P00003590.htm


I haven't seen that one, and am not familiar with it. if it's part of the series, it must be the last one. who starred as Jerome in that movie?
I got his name slightly wrong. his first name is Eugene, last name Jerome


I guess it wasn't part of the series but it was another film written by Neil Simon... so there's your connection. 
thanks for the info  :)  and I just found this tidbit of movie info, Biloxi Blues In the second of Neil Simon's semiautobiographical trilogy (with BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and BROADWAY BOUND)  so it is a trilogy  ??? 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 10/08/08 at 11:30 pm


yes, it looks like they can be found at a cheap price.   here's the only trailer/vid clip of Brighton Beach Memoirs I could scrounge up http://www.videodetective.com/movies/BRIGHTON_BEACH_MEMOIRS/trailer/P00003590.htm
I got his name slightly wrong. his first name is Eugene, last name Jerome
thanks for the info  :)  and I just found this tidbit of movie info, Biloxi Blues In the second of Neil Simon's semiautobiographical trilogy (with BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and BROADWAY BOUND)  so it is a trilogy  ??? 




cool so I was partially right... I'll take it!

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Written By: greenjello74 on 10/09/08 at 12:15 am

somewhere in Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_J

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/09/08 at 4:41 pm

Zorro, The Gay Blade   

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/09/08 at 6:19 pm


Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

I watched it again this morning since I'd last seen it in that same year.  Quite amusing and often stupid silly (not unlike myself)





Starring "A Whole Lot Of People".  :D ;D ;D


I have a copy of that. Haven't watched it in a while.



Cat

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Written By: slotscott on 10/09/08 at 7:10 pm

Has Fright Night been mentioned? That was a fairly good one for it's time. Can't find it on DVD though

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/18/08 at 1:31 am

EDDIE  AND THE  CRUISERS

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/18/08 at 1:35 am

Michael Pare starred as Eddie in Eddie And The Cruisers in 1983 and had 2 other movies in the early 80's

Streets Of Fire  1984

The Philadelphia Experiment  1984


all 3 are excellent movies, well, I like them  8) 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/08 at 2:38 am

The Dark Crystal (1982)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/18/08 at 8:27 am

A movie I forgot about (and never saw on the other post, I am sorry if I repeat)  Clash of the Titans - 1981
I probably watched this movie more than I ever watched Raiders of the Lost Ark (even though I probably enjoyed Raiders more) but my big brothers would watch this movie every time it was on (and for a while it seemed like every weekend, it would be playing on some sort of channel).  I just can not believe how cheesey the special effects looked in this movie (and then there was Raiders, where the special effects looked so much better).  At times you can see the strings as Bubo flies around.  I guess they are remaking this one, we shall see.....


Oh an how about The Hitcher (1986) with C. Thomas Howell - this movie gave me and my friend the creeps for weeks after we went and saw it at the movie theater one weekend.  Chomping down on a bloody finger, instead of a french fry  - eeeewwwwwwww 8-P

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 10/18/08 at 10:12 am


I recently watched How I Got Into College and thought....I forgot all about this flick.  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/18/08 at 11:47 am

Big Man on Campus-stupid but funny.
The Pirate Movie
Summer School



Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: RL4422 on 10/21/08 at 10:57 am

I loved "The Worst Witch".  My husband and I were just talking about it the other day.  It's an underrated Halloween move! 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: McDonald on 10/21/08 at 1:17 pm

Anyone remeber a movie called 'Little Spies'?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/21/08 at 1:28 pm

one of my favorite comedies from the early 80's  Henry Winkler & Michael Keaton in Night Shift

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: RL4422 on 10/22/08 at 9:37 am

My friend loved that "Pirate Movie" - I had never heard of it, and it was pretty weird... but I have to admit, very funny!!

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Written By: Dagwood on 10/22/08 at 5:03 pm

Pirate Movie is a classic.  I love it. :)

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/22/08 at 5:33 pm


My friend loved that "Pirate Movie" - I had never heard of it, and it was pretty weird... but I have to admit, very funny!!



Pirate Movie is a classic.  I love it. :)



The Pirate Movie was based on Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Panzance.  I recommend the one with Rex Smith & Linda Ronstat. It is SOOOOO much better than the Pirate Movie.



Cat

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Written By: Foo Bar on 10/22/08 at 9:19 pm

It is SOOOOO much better than the Pirate Movie.


Disagree.  No way you're ever gonna get Gilbert and Sullivan to rake through the muck to sneak a line like this into a PG-rated movie.

"If you're treadin' water and romance is on the slide, don'tcha know you have to swallow something more than water? It's your pride."
  - Kristy McNichol, in a song called Pumpin' and Blowin', from The Pirate Movie.

Just damn.  The movie was rated PG!  You can hide it behind all the cartoon animated fish that you want, but it doesn't change the fact that there were parents in that theater!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Jessica on 10/23/08 at 2:59 pm

We're watching "Mac and Me" right now.  Not as successful as "E.T." (which is why it's pretty much forgotten), but to me, a MILLION times better.

Another one is "The Flight of Dragons" (1982).  It isn't out on DVD (which pisses me off), but I have Google link bookmarked that shows the whole film.

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Written By: tony78201 on 10/25/08 at 3:14 pm

3 Oclock High
Foxes
Once Bitten

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Written By: snozberries on 10/29/08 at 1:36 pm



http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee197/rcbacot/angelav.jpg



I just found out all three films are avail in one DVD collection...


yep I just added it to my Netflix queue!  ;D


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Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/29/08 at 2:10 pm



http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee197/rcbacot/angelav.jpg



I just found out all three films are avail in one DVD collection...


yep I just added it to my Netflix queue!  ;D






Oh man, I had forgotten that one-and yes, I saw that in the theatre!  :o :o :o



Cat

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Written By: midnite on 11/08/08 at 2:11 pm

Angel.   WOW!!!!  Forgot about that one.   Never saw it.  LOL.

One movie I have always loved was "After Hours" from 1986 starring Griffin Dunne. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLHM-wPecz0
Nobody I know, knows the film.

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Written By: snozberries on 11/08/08 at 7:55 pm


Angel.   WOW!!!!  Forgot about that one.   Never saw it.  LOL.

One movie I have always loved was "After Hours" from 1986 starring Griffin Dunne. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLHM-wPecz0
Nobody I know, knows the film.


I saw it a long long time ago.

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Written By: midnite on 11/17/08 at 5:51 pm

Tootsie (1982)      I actually watched the movie "Tootsie" last night.  Seriously.  It wasn't bad. I only fast-forwarded through a few parts.  There are many stars (or ex-stars) in the movie:       Dustin Hoffman       Bill Murray     Jessica Lange      Terri Garr    Geena Davis (in her underwear)      Dabney Coleman      Sidney Pollack  Charles Durning

Is that Rosanna Arquette as the "receptionist" at the Hoffman's audition for the Soap Opera?
Trailer:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlXE1Yq0AnQ

Liquid Sky (1983)     Probably the weirdest movie I have ever seen other than "Soilent Green" from the 70s.
First the music is extremely weird and disturbing.  The film is even weirder.  They dont make "futuristic" movies like this any more.
Trailer 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9-n9gpFVpk
Trailer 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwOHKKJxrgA&feature=related

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/17/08 at 6:50 pm

Ten that come to my mind...

!)  Baby, The Secret of the Lost Legend
2) Ruthless People
3) The Secret of NIMH
4) Flight Of The Navigator
5) The Dark Crystal
6) Scrogged
7) Critters
8) Night of The Comet
9) Near Dark

and

Something Wicked This Way Comes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kocPwRVIfsM

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/18/08 at 12:38 am

El Norte (1983) a gem of a movie, foreign made, but very moving!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 2:14 pm



I love Tootsie there is nothing the fast forward thru.  That reminds me...... I know all the lines to this too.


Oh man JAime I love Night of the comet too...


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Written By: Tia on 11/18/08 at 2:29 pm

i think NotC wasn't out on DVD for a long time, for some reason. yeah, it's a B-grade classic, i have a copy i taped off cable many moons ago.

did anyone ever see a movie called "One Dark Night", i think from 1983? meg tilly spends the night in a mausoleum as a sorority haze, unaware that a cultist with supernatural powers, and hilarity ensues.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GMT13A51L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

it's sorta cornball but i've always liked it. didn't come out on dvd for forever and then about a year ago they released a 2-dvd collector's edition.  ;D most inexplicable collector's edition since "devil dog: the hound of hell."

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Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 2:32 pm


i think NotC wasn't out on DVD for a long time, for some reason. yeah, it's a B-grade classic, i have a copy i taped off cable many moons ago.

did anyone ever see a movie called "One Dark Night", i think from 1983? meg tilly spends the night in a mausoleum as a sorority haze, unaware that a cultist with supernatural powers, and hilarity ensues.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GMT13A51L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

it's sorta cornball but i've always liked it. didn't come out on dvd for forever and then about a year ago they released a 2-dvd collector's edition.  ;D most inexplicable collector's edition since "devil dog: the hound of hell."


I missed that one.

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Written By: Tia on 11/18/08 at 2:34 pm


I missed that one.
the cultist leader guy can move stuff with his mind and gets energy from scaring people, so he uses his mind to slap dead people on poor meg's face. it sounds creepy but it's actually quite funny.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 2:42 pm


the cultist leader guy can move stuff with his mind and gets energy from scaring people, so he uses his mind to slap dead people on poor meg's face. it sounds creepy but it's actually quite funny.


sounds like its right up my alley  ;D

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Written By: Tia on 11/18/08 at 2:44 pm


sounds like its right up my alley  ;D
i totally crushed on meg tilly back in those days. turns out she's a novelist now, i wonder if the novels suck or not. i think she's trying to pull a carrie fisher.

http://www.officialmegtilly.com/

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 11/18/08 at 2:47 pm

she was also in a lesser-known 80s thriller called "impulse," in which some alien ray or killer supergerm or something makes people lose control of their impulses, and as a consequence lots of pretty people have sex. it's terrible to watch!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087464/

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Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 2:52 pm


she was also in a lesser-known 80s thriller called "impulse," in which some alien ray or killer supergerm or something makes people lose control of their impulses, and as a consequence lots of pretty people have sex. it's terrible to watch!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087464/



I vaguely remember this one.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: johnny5alive on 11/18/08 at 10:51 pm

anyone remember  "cool world?) kinda half animated and half not!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 11/18/08 at 10:57 pm


anyone remember  "cool world?) kinda half animated and half not!


I do remember it but I never got through the whole film.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/19/08 at 3:42 pm


anyone remember  "cool world?) kinda half animated and half not!


I remember it but don't recall if I ever saw ALL of it.


Cat

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Written By: Tia on 11/19/08 at 3:48 pm


I remember it but don't recall if I ever saw ALL of it.


Cat
i saw it in the theater.it wasnt very good.

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/19/08 at 4:32 pm

I agree, it was really stinky.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Atari on 11/24/08 at 5:11 pm

I gave up checking everyone else's lists after nine pages, but here's mine:

Roadies (with Wendy from Porky's)
Malibu Bikini Shop
Hollywood Hot Tubs
Android
They Live
Video Vixens
Class of '84
Shocker
Krull
Revenge of the Teenage Vixens
Looker
Private School
Hamburger- The Motion Picture
Rock & Rule
Heavy Metal
Zapped
Wacko
Joysticks
Repo Man
Staying Alive
Outland
The Last Dragon
Creepshow
Used Cars
Night of the Comet
Beat Street
Streets of Fire
Rad
Roller Boogie
Visionquest
Flash Gordon
Real Genius
D.A.R.Y.L.
Dragonslayer
Clash of the Titans
Excaliber
Super Snooper
Nighthawks
Meatballs
Just One of the Guys
Enemy Mine
My Tutor
Brewster's Millions
My Bodyguard (NOT *THE* Bodyguard... MY Bodyguard!!)

And yes, all of these are owned by me :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 11/25/08 at 12:44 am




Teachers... I just finished watching it. I enjoyed much better this time around.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/08 at 5:01 am


I gave up checking everyone else's lists after nine pages, but here's mine:

Roadies (with Wendy from Porky's)
Malibu Bikini Shop
Hollywood Hot Tubs
Android
They Live
Video Vixens
Class of '84
Shocker
Krull
Revenge of the Teenage Vixens
Looker
Private School
Hamburger- The Motion Picture
Rock & Rule
Heavy Metal
Zapped
Wacko
Joysticks
Repo Man
Staying Alive
Outland
The Last Dragon
Creepshow
Used Cars
Night of the Comet
Beat Street
Streets of Fire
Rad
Roller Boogie
Visionquest
Flash Gordon
Real Genius
D.A.R.Y.L.
Dragonslayer
Clash of the Titans
Excaliber
Super Snooper
Nighthawks
Meatballs
Just One of the Guys
Enemy Mine
My Tutor
Brewster's Millions
My Bodyguard (NOT *THE* Bodyguard... MY Bodyguard!!)

And yes, all of these are owned by me :)


Flash Gordon with a soundtrack by Queen, how can it be forgotten?

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Written By: oingo_fan on 11/26/08 at 8:01 pm

Hardware had this gem in it...PLEASE take a listen!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsD7F6N_1PQ

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/03/08 at 11:04 pm

going thru this thread, I saw that I had repeated 5 times, movies that had already been mentioned.  it's kinda embarrassing when you go back and see those  :-BAD BOYS

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0S020lZYzdJG28BV86jzbkF/SIG=12p684eb0/EXP=1228453081/**http%3A//www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1010/48351.1010.A.jpg

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Written By: whistledog on 12/03/08 at 11:05 pm

^ Nothing to do with the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence one LOL

I liked that Sean Penn one as well.  I never knew aobut it until a few years ago when I kept seeing it in the bargain bins at Wal-Mart, so I bought it and I really enjoyed it

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/03/08 at 11:13 pm


^ Nothing to do with the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence one LOL

I liked that Sean Penn one as well.  I never knew aobut it until a few years ago when I kept seeing it in the bargain bins at Wal-Mart, so I bought it and I really enjoyed it
I need to get me a copy. it's a good movie, well, it's good once he gets locked up, then the action ensues.  that really didn't sound right, but you know what I meant

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Written By: Captainfancypants on 12/04/08 at 5:55 am

Moving violations?
With all the Actors brothers and sisters in it!

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Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/04/08 at 8:44 am

Armed and Dangerous, with John Candy.

Speaking of which, I just watched Delarious, this weekend.

John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Raymond Rurr, and Robert Wagner, were the best things about the film.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: karen on 12/04/08 at 8:55 am


Flash Gordon with a soundtrack by Queen, how can it be forgotten?


Dai and I were just talking about the theme song at the weekend!

Flash Gordon approaching

What do you mean Flash Gordon approaching?

Open fire, all weapons

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/08 at 9:05 am


Dai and I were just talking about the theme song at the weekend!

Flash Gordon approaching

What do you mean Flash Gordon approaching?

Open fire, all weapons

In one sense, I tend to remember the 70s film Flesh Gordon too...

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: karen on 12/04/08 at 9:06 am


In one sense, I tend to remember the 70s film Flesh Gordon too...


Not one I've seen

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Written By: Captainfancypants on 12/04/08 at 3:28 pm


In one sense, I tend to remember the 70s film Flesh Gordon too...


Mmmm, not one for the kiddies, but ......... :o :D :D :D

But I liked for ...  for the soundtrack of course!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/08 at 3:31 pm


Mmmm, not one for the kiddies, but ......... :o :D :D :D

But I liked for ...  for the soundtrack of course!
It is report that the wrong film was once sent to a school....

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: woops on 12/05/08 at 3:07 pm

Here's a clip from the  '80's version of "Bring It On": "Gimme An F" featuring great choreograph.

http://www.fast-rewind.com/pix/gimme_an_f5.jpg



Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Hoagies With Myles on 12/06/08 at 10:13 pm


I kinda liked ^this movie alot.... now you just reminded me of another forgotten teen flick...Last American Virgin oh this film broke my heart...


Criminally underrated and neglected. Incredible soundtrack too.

The ending just kicks you right in the gut.

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Written By: snozberries on 12/07/08 at 1:04 am


Criminally underrated and neglected. Incredible soundtrack too.

The ending just kicks you right in the gut.



most definitely Steve Antin's character is such a tool.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: muchmusicbaby on 12/08/08 at 9:05 am

St. Elmo's Fire.  No one ever gives that movie or the title track props!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/02/09 at 7:42 pm

She's Out Of Control    starring Tony Danza and Ami Dolenz 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 01/03/09 at 11:25 am



here's one I don't think got mentioned...

No Small Affair! Demi Moore & Jon Cryer

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 01/06/09 at 2:20 pm


She's Out Of Control    starring Tony Danza and Ami Dolenz 


I LOVED this movie! Watched it whenever I could get a chance. I'd watch it right now, if I could, as it seems to have been ages since I saw it!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: 90steen on 01/06/09 at 3:12 pm

I have two right now.

Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)
and
Heathers (1989)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 01/06/09 at 3:23 pm

not quite lost but both excellent films. heathers is out on blu-ray!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/06/09 at 7:06 pm


I LOVED this movie! Watched it whenever I could get a chance. I'd watch it right now, if I could, as it seems to have been ages since I saw it!
me too, and of course having a young daughter, I felt very much like Tony Danza in this film  ::)    I haven't seen it in a long time myself and am due for a viewing. it's fun and the ending just kills me.  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 01/08/09 at 11:12 am


me too, and of course having a young daughter, I felt very much like Tony Danza in this film  ::)    I haven't seen it in a long time myself and am due for a viewing. it's fun and the ending just kills me.  ;D


I am sure you did!! It must be hard to watch your daughter grow up and be so pretty that every guy in town wants her. I am sure you most definetly had that problem with your daughter!  :) Yeah, I actually seem to remember the ending pretty well, but I won't spoil it for others who haven't seen it!!  ;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/08/09 at 2:50 pm


I am sure you did!! It must be hard to watch your daughter grow up and be so pretty that every guy in town wants her. I am sure you most definetly had that problem with your daughter!  :) Yeah, I actually seem to remember the ending pretty well, but I won't spoil it for others who haven't seen it!!  ;)
it's funny in the movie when Tony comes home from business trip and the phone is ringing off the hook for his daughter and the doorbell is ringing with boys wanting to see her. 
it was hard for me when boys started calling and I try to be nice and not over protective. I betcha that dvd can be found for under ten bucks easy.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/13/09 at 8:27 pm

Here's a forgotten movie of the 80's: "Union City" (1980). The film takes place in the 1950's. It's about the search for a milk thief in a New Jersey apartment building that leads to murder.  It stars Debbie (Blondie) Harry and Everett McGill plus a quick cameo by Pat Benatar. Good film. Unfortunately little known.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/09 at 8:29 pm


Here's a forgotten movie of the 80's: "Union City" (1980). The film takes place in the 1950's. It's about the search for a milk thief in a New Jersey apartment building that leads to murder.  It stars Debbie (Blondie) Harry and Everett McGill plus a quick cameo by Pat Benatar. Good film. Unfortunately little known.



I think I would have had to have heard of it to be able to forget about it  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/13/09 at 8:48 pm



I think I would have had to have heard of it to be able to forget about it  ;D

I gather you're not a Blondie fan OR from New York (or Jersey LOL !). To be fair it was an "Avante-Gard" film and played almost exclusively in art house cinemas which is where I saw it.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/09 at 9:15 pm




I gather you're not a Blondie fan OR from New York (or Jersey LOL !). To be fair it was an "Avante-Gard" film and played almost exclusively in art house cinemas which is where I saw it.


I like Blondie's music... but I think the only thing I saw Debbie Harry in was Satisfaction with Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts and Trini Alvadado.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/13/09 at 11:41 pm

Here's a movie I forgot about and maybe others have too.  Iceman  starring Timothy Hutton
I love it when the prehistoric iceman and Tim Hutton are sitting together and Tim starts singing Heart Of Gold and the cave dude loves it.  I wonder if the SNL character Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer got the idea from this movie  ::)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/17/09 at 7:56 pm

Here's another one: "Last American Virgin". Teen sex comedy about three guys, all best buds trying to get laid. The most memorable issue about the film (for me) is the music soundrack. It's Awesome. It features great songs from many artists.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/09 at 8:47 pm


Here's another one: "Last American Virgin". Teen sex comedy about three guys, all best buds trying to get laid. The most memorable issue about the film (for me) is the music soundrack. It's Awesome. It features great songs from many artists.



love that movie....tho it royally pisses me off

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/18/09 at 2:59 pm



love that movie....tho it royally pisses me off


How come?

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 01/18/09 at 3:01 pm


How come?


the ending...and that prick Rick...that look on face at the end I just want to smack him!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/25/09 at 8:01 pm


the ending...and that prick Rick...that look on face at the end I just want to smack him!

Lol !!! I know what you mean !

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/26/09 at 8:12 pm

An Innocent Man starring Tom Selleck

Johhny Be Good starring Anthony Michael Hall

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 01/26/09 at 10:29 pm


An Innocent Man starring Tom Selleck

Johhny Be Good starring Anthony Michael Hall
holy sheesh! i remember johnny b good, i worked at a movie theater when that came out and we totally showed it for a couple of weeks.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/27/09 at 6:08 pm


An Innocent Man starring Tom Selleck

Johhny Be Good starring Anthony Michael Hall

Oh wow! An Innocent Man! That is a forgotten movie. It was great and I completely forgot about it til You mentioned it. Love the ending. Irony! Lol !

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Doc Brown on 02/08/09 at 12:53 am

In the last year I have acquired both Flight Of The Navigator and Labyrinth on DVD, both totally worth it. Plus I still have Short Circuit and Summer School taped off cable from at least 10 years ago. I still dig out my old copy of Roxanne now & then as well. Does anyone but me remember Russkies or The Last Starfighter? I still laugh at & love all of these.

For information and trivia on many of the 80's films mentioned in this thread, check out the 80's Movie Rewind at this address!
http://www.fast-rewind.com/

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/09 at 10:25 am


In the last year I have acquired both Flight Of The Navigator and Labyrinth on DVD, both totally worth it. Plus I still have Short Circuit and Summer School taped off cable from at least 10 years ago. I still dig out my old copy of Roxanne now & then as well. Does anyone but me remember Russkies or The Last Starfighter? I still laugh at & love all of these.

For information and trivia on many of the 80's films mentioned in this thread, check out the 80's Movie Rewind at this address!
http://www.fast-rewind.com/

Your Pal,
Doc

8)



I have seen all the above mentioned movies on more than one occasion

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: 90steen on 02/09/09 at 1:22 pm

The Nightmare On Elm Street series is all 80's for the most part. The original will never be forgotten but some of the sequels were very well done and never got too much credit. Precisely the 3rd and the 4th one.

My favorite was always the 4th one.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/09/09 at 1:42 pm


The Nightmare On Elm Street series is all 80's for the most part. The original will never be forgotten but some of the sequels were very well done and never got too much credit. Precisely the 3rd and the 4th one.

My favorite was always the 4th one.



are  you kidding... the second one sucked to high heaven.... the only good thing about it was the fact that all the extras at the party at the end of the movie were high and it was funny to watch trying to 'react' to Freddy.


The only memorable thing about 3 was the girl into TV Set!  ;D 

I really liked New Nightmare...what was that? 6?  That was pretty good and very surreal!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: 90steen on 02/09/09 at 1:44 pm



are  you kidding... the second one sucked to high heaven.... the only good thing about it was the fact that all the extras at the party at the end of the movie were high and it was funny to watch trying to 'react' to Freddy.


The only memorable thing about 3 was the girl into TV Set!  ;D 

I really liked New Nightmare...what was that? 6?  That was pretty good and very surreal!

I agree with you on the 2nd one, I didn't really like it. But the ones I pointed out were 3 and 4.  :)

New nightmare is the 7th one. Which came out in 1994. And yeah, it was a cool movie.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Xavier on 02/11/09 at 1:26 am

Here are some of my favorite forgotten 80s flicks:

Bad Boys (1983)
Clean and Sober (1988)
Crossroads (1986)
D.C. Cab (1983)
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Krush Groove (1985)
Little Darlings (1980)
Lost Angels (1989)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/11/09 at 3:44 pm


Here are some of my favorite forgotten 80s flicks:

Bad Boys (1983)
Clean and Sober (1988)
Crossroads (1986)
D.C. Cab (1983)
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Krush Groove (1985)
Little Darlings (1980)
Lost Angels (1989)




The only one on the list I haven't seen is Lost Angels.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 02/11/09 at 3:46 pm

"bad boys" is an old favorite of mine; now it's sorta obscure because of that crappy martin lawrence movie that came out in the 90s. the sean penn bad boys is very cool.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/11/09 at 4:25 pm


"bad boys" is an old favorite of mine; now it's sorta obscure because of that crappy martin lawrence movie that came out in the 90s. the sean penn bad boys is very cool.


I like both Bad Boys movies...actually I like all three....i'm including the sequel to the Smith/Lawrence film....but if you wanna call Bad Boys (miami) a god awful film I'll watch it with ya!  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/11/09 at 10:40 pm

So...I am really missing the movie, The Incredible Shrinking Woman...starring Lily Tomlin. OMG...if anyone happens to have it and can make a copy of it for me...I will love you forever! :-*

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/12/09 at 12:32 am


So...I am really missing the movie, The Incredible Shrinking Woman...starring Lily Tomlin. OMG...if anyone happens to have it and can make a copy of it for me...I will love you forever! :-*


wish I could oblige but I don't have it!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/12/09 at 9:19 pm


"bad boys" is an old favorite of mine; now it's sorta obscure because of that crappy martin lawrence movie that came out in the 90s. the sean penn bad boys is very cool.
Bad Boys was one of Sean Penns best performances, but his best will always be as Jeff Spicolli


has Nighthawks been mentioned? Rutger Hauer as the terrorist Wolfgar. He's so good at playing the villain. 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/13/09 at 5:46 pm


Bad Boys was one of Sean Penns best performances, but his best will always be as Jeff Spicolli


has Nighthawks been mentioned? Rutger Hauer as the terrorist Wolfgar. He's so good at playing the villain. 



Rutger Hauer ALWAYS seemed to play the villain. Blade Runner, The Hitcher.

Ok, he wasn't the villain in Ladyhawke.



Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: warthog71 on 02/14/09 at 8:55 pm

I can think of a few films that have been forgotten but one is causing me a major headache cos i can remember it but can't think of the title.

The Zone Troopers (green aliens from another world end up in world war 2 if i remember correctly)

The beast within (sort of like a cheap horror flick)

The Changeling (George C. Scott been a while since i last saw it)

Superstition/The witch (low budget horror film) original title was superstition

The film i have trouble with is sort of like robo-cop in a way but this is a scientist who is caught in the middle of an explosion his eyes are saved by protective goggles and is later transformed into a cyborg later in the film an assassin and her friends are sent to kill the cyborg the assassin uses a large like hatpin to kill their victims.
any ideas to the title would be gladly received.

not sure if this was early 80's no idea but Ron Howard played in it Grand Theft Auto obviously about stolen cars.

Jungle Burger ( low budget take on Tarzan but a cartoon adult themed)

Mac and Me i think about 1985 (family from outer space their son is missing they search for him he is discovered by a young boy in a wheelchair great kids film)

The Wraith (Charlie Sheen) about a person who is murdered then returns later as a mysterious person who drives a Porsche turbo interceptor

Repo Man (Emilio Estevez) he is a repo man sent to collect a car which has radioactive waste in the boot of the car

The Bronx Warriors 1 + 2 (sort of like the warriors but set in the Bronx area can't remember if it was from the 80's)

Zombie Lake (about a lake in France or Germany where former German soldiers were dumped in a lake and if people swim in the lake the dead come back to life and pay the local town a visit) not sure if from the 70's or 80's

Strykker (sort of post Apocalypse nuclear future about one guy who takes on gang my memory is sketchy on this only saw the film once)

Invasion of the blood farmers (low budget horror film about visitors from another planet harvesting blood)

Silent Rage (Chuck Norris) think he plays a cop who shoots a serial killer and the serial killer gets injected with a special chemical which enables the serial killer to die and come back to life again)

Enemy Mine (Dennis Quaid & Louis Gossett Jr) two sworn enemies are stranded on an alien world where they have to become friends to survive

Wanted: Dead or Alive (Rutger Hauer) Plays as a bounty hunter sent after a terrorist (played by Art Malik) good film

Shocker (Wes Craven film about a child killer i think called Pinky ?) he is sent to the electric chair and is somehow takes over tv's or something like that

Deadly Friend about a boy genius who builds an a.i type robot which gets destroyed his friend Sam is pronounced as brain dead and he uses the robot's chip to bring her back to life

I think that will do for now

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/14/09 at 9:04 pm



The Wraith (Charlie Sheen) about a person who is murdered then returns later as a mysterious person who drives a Porsche turbo interceptor

Repo Man (Emilio Estevez) he is a repo man sent to collect a car which has radioactive waste in the boot of the car
good call on remembering these 2. The Wraith is a bit weird, but i still watch it whenever it shows, and Repo Man is ok too.  I pretty much like most films these brothers have made

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/15/09 at 10:59 am


Did I mention Extremities? a movie based on the play  both star Farrah Fawcett as a woman who turns the tables on her would be rapist!  Yeah! That was a good movie!

I worked at a movie theater when it was released...every woman who saw it loved it and every guy walked out hating it  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/09 at 6:50 am


Here's my list.  Many are considered forgotten, but a bunch are not!   Also, I added a few (1990) movies to the list cause it just felt right.

1.    Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
2.    Aliens (1986)
3.    Babes in Toyland (1986)
4.    Baby Boom (1987)
5.    Back to School (1986)
6.    Back to the Beach (1987)
7.    Back to the Future (1985)
8.    Batman (1989)
9.    Batteries Not Included (1987)
10. Beetlejuice (1988)
11. Better Off Dead (1985)
12. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
13. Big (1988)
14. Big Chill, The (1983)
15. Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
16. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
17. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
18. Blade Runner (1982)
19. Bloodsport (1988)
20. Blue Lagoon (1980)
21. Brave Little Toaster, The (1987)
22. Breakfast Club (1985)
23. Brewster’s Millions (1985)
24. Burbs, The (1989)
25. Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
26. Christine (1983)
27. Christmas Story, A (1983)
28. Clash of the Titans (1981)
29. Coming to America (1988)
30. Communion (1989)
31. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
32. Dark Crystal, The (1982)
33. Days of Thunder (1990)
34. Die Hard (1988)
35. Dirty Dancing (1987)
36. DuckTales the Movie – Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
37. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
38. Earnest Goes to Camp (1987)
39. Earnest Goes to Jail (1990)
40. Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
41. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
42. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)
43. Evil Dead (1981)
44. Evil Dead II (1987)
45. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
46. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
47. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
48. Fly, The (1986)
49. Forbidden Zone (1980)
50. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
51. Ghost (1990)
52. Ghost Dad (1990)
53. Ghostbusters (1984)
54. Golden Child, The (1986)
55. Goonies, The (1985)
56. Grease 2 (1982)
57. Great Outdoors, The (1988)
58. Gremlins (1984)
59. Gremlins 2 – The New Batch (1990)
60. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
61. Heathers (1988)
62. Heavy Metal (1981)
63. Hello Again (1987)
64. Hitcher, The (1986)
65. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
66. Howard the Duck (1986)
67. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
68. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
69. Innerspace (1987)
70. Jetsons The Movie (1990)
71. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
72. Karate Kid (1984)
73. Krush Groove (1985)
74. Labyrinth (1986)
75. Last Unicorn, The (1982)
76. Legend (1985)
77. License to Drive (1988)
78. Little Mermaid, The (1989)
79. Little Monsters (1989)
80. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
81.   Look Who’s Talking (1989)
82. Lost Boys, The (1987)
83. Loverboy (1989)
84. Lucas (1986)
85. Mannequin (1987)
86. Money Pit, The (1986)
87. Monster Squad, The (1987)
88. Naked Gun, The (1988)
89.      National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
90. National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)
91. National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
92. NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
93.   NeverEnding Story, The (1984)
94.   Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
95.   One Crazy Summer (1986)
96.   Overboard (1987)
97.   Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
98. Pirate Movie, The (1982)
99. Platoon (1986)
100.    Police Academy (1984)
101.    Poltergeist (1982)
102.    Porky’s (1981)
103.    Predator (1987)
104.    Princess Bride, The (1987)
105.    Private Benjamin (1980)
106.    Pump Up The Volume (1990)
107.    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
108.    Rain Man (1988)
109.    Raising Arizona (1987)
110.    Real Genius (1985)
111.    Return to Oz (1985)
112.    Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
113.    Risky Business (1983)
114.    Rocky III (1982)
115.    Rocky IV (1985)
116.    Say Anything (1989)
117.    Scarface (1983)
118.    Scrooged (1988)
119.    Shag (1989)
120.    Shining, The (1980)
121.    Shipwrecked (1990)
122.    Short Circuit (1986)
123.    Sixteen Candles (1984)
124.    Ski Patrol (1990)
125.    Somewhere In Time (1980)
126.    Space Camp (1986)
127.    Spaceballs (1987)
128.    Spies Like Us (1985)
129.    Splash (1984)
130.    Stripes (1981)
131.    Summer School (1987)
132.    Teen Witch (1989)
133.    Teen Wolf (1985)
134.    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
135.    Terminator, The (1984)
136.    The Black Cauldron (1985)
137.    This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
138.    Three Amigos! (1986)
139.    Throw Momma From the Train (1987)
140.    Top Gun (1986)
141.    Top Secret! (1984)
142.    Total Recall (1990)
143.    Tremors (1990)
144.    Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
145.    Twins (1988)
146.    UHF (1989)
147.    Uncle Buck (1989)
148.    Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
149.    Weird Science (1985)
150.    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
151.    Willow (1988)
152.    Witches, The (1990)
153.    Wizard, The (1989)
154.    Xanadu (1980)
Xanadu (1980) is never forgotten here.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/19/09 at 2:58 pm


neither are Adventures in Babysitting, Christmas Story, Dirty Dancing, Full Metal Jacket, Goonies, Karate Kid or about 30 other movies on that list.  We talk about them a lot here. 

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/19/09 at 3:46 pm


Did I mention Extremities? a movie based on the play  both star Farrah Fawcett as a woman who turns the tables on her would be rapist!  Yeah! That was a good movie!

I worked at a movie theater when it was released...every woman who saw it loved it and every guy walked out hating it  ;D
Extremities is heavy & I love it when Farrah ends up kicking that guys ass royally  8)  doesn't she spray him in the face with bug spray  ;D 



did i just give away a spoiler  ::)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/19/09 at 3:54 pm


Extremities is heavy & I love it when Farrah ends up kicking that guys ass royally  8)   doesn't she spray him in the face with bug spray  ;D   



did i just give away a spoiler  ::)



oh yeah.  he is tore up at the end...  my favorite line- Look at him! now look at me (not a scratch)  ;D


most guys hated the "interrogation" scene..with the big knife... she came close cutting off his  :-X

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: friday on 02/22/09 at 5:16 am

pippy long stockings was on tv quite recently ans so was hte mask

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: friday on 02/22/09 at 5:24 am


Here's some great movies that you never see on TV anymore ...

- Teachers (1984)
- Streets of Fire (1984)
- 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
- Something Wild (1986)
- Running Scared (1986)
- Outrageous Fortune (1987)
- Night Shift (1982)
- Mannequin (1987)
- The Last Dragon (1985)
- InnerSpace (1987)
- The Burbs (1988)
- American Flyers (1985)
- King Solomon's Mines (1985)
- Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)

innerspace is on all the time, ive seen it 4/5 times in 6 months

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/25/09 at 11:45 pm

                http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0S020xLY7NJdcsAA9qjzbkF/SIG=12pmm9ecj/EXP=1236579531/**http%3A//www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1010/48460.1010.A.jpg

this one belongs in that worst moviues thread also

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Frank on 02/26/09 at 12:38 am

"After hours", with Griffin Dunne, hilarious film.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: robby76 on 02/28/09 at 8:25 am

My two favourites as a kid. My mum would always rent these from the video store when I was poorly.  :)

Ewok Adventure : Caravan of Courage
1984

Battle For Endor
1985

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JSXJMQSBL._SL500_AA240_.jpg



Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 02/28/09 at 10:18 am


                http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0S020k.LKZJ16cAmt6jzbkF/SIG=12cub0i5u/EXP=1235713470/**http%3A//www.impawards.com/1981/posters/neighbors_ver1.jpg

this one belongs in that worst moviues thread also



I can't see the image mike but the link tells me its neighbors...and I concur!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: NbC on 02/28/09 at 9:28 pm

Manhunter

The Hand

Cherry 2000 - Maybe this one should actually be forgotten.  ;D

Videodrome -  One weird movie.

Brazil - Another strange movie.  I have to see this one again.  I don't remember much about it.

Night Of The Comet - Zombies! YaY!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/28/09 at 11:00 pm


"After hours", with Griffin Dunne, hilarious film.

On no, sir, not forgotten to me!

I saw it when it came out and it was one of my favorites. Still is!

Later on, I lived it!  Not all at once, but the various scenes!
:o

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/09 at 4:35 am


Manhunter
One film you wish to forget.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Frank on 03/01/09 at 5:14 pm


On no, sir, not forgotten to me!

I saw it when it came out and it was one of my favorites. Still is!

Later on, I lived it!  Not all at once, but the various scenes!
:o


I am glad someone else remembers this classic. All this guy did was try to go home after meeting that Arquette girl and so many bizarre things happened to him. And this movie basically happens within a 24 hour period. Hilarious!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/02/09 at 12:58 am


I am glad someone else remembers this classic. All this guy did was try to go home after meeting that Arquette girl and so many bizarre things happened to him. And this movie basically happens within a 24 hour period. Hilarious!



With the exception of being hunted by a lynch mob, I've lived that movie in installments!  I also love Howard Shore's incidental music, which sets such a great atmosphere for the movie.  Scorsese was going through hell trying to get "The Last Temptation of Christ" made when he got the "After Hours" screenplay.  Maybe that's why he's so effective with the persecution of Paul!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/crucified.gif

Does anybody else remember a movie called "Grandview USA," it's got Jamie Lee Curtis as a butch woman named "Mike" who manages a drag racing track or something!
???

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: warthog71 on 03/02/09 at 8:50 am

yeah i remember the adventures in baby sitting but for some reason it was retitled night on the town.

but unfortunately as you get older some of the films you remembered you forget which is a great shame.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 03/07/09 at 4:37 pm


With the exception of being hunted by a lynch mob, I've lived that movie in installments!  I also love Howard Shore's incidental music, which sets such a great atmosphere for the movie.  Scorsese was going through hell trying to get "The Last Temptation of Christ" made when he got the "After Hours" screenplay.  Maybe that's why he's so effective with the persecution of Paul!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/crucified.gif

Does anybody else remember a movie called "Grandview USA," it's got Jamie Lee Curtis as a butch woman named "Mike" who manages a drag racing track or something!
???


yeah C. Thomas Howell was in Granview USA!  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/08/09 at 12:21 am


I can't see the image mike but the link tells me its neighbors...and I concur!
sorry about that. I hot linked it and yes. it is Neighbors.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: shamekia on 05/14/11 at 3:46 am


I was realising today there are so many movies nowadays that are forgotten in the mainstream media because they've fallen out of favor being played on network television. Most '80s movies that use to play on TBS and TNT are long gone. Now we get a lot of movies that are more recent.

Now that the '80s are nearing the 30th year mark (in 2010) it's starting to become more apparent of what quality films were then and what they are not now. Yes, there was the junk out there, but even that stuff had some original qaulities that kept it somewhat entertaining.

I will always be a sucker for classic films, and now that the '80s are entering into classic era mode, here is a list of some lost movies from the '80s that you hardly see on TV anymore.

1. The Boy Who Could Fly
2. Troop Beverly Hills
3. Big Business
4. Ghost Dad
5. The Great Muppet Caper
6. Prancer
7. One Magic Christmas
8. The Witches (1990 - but very close to '80s)
9. Harry and the Hendersons
10. Cannonball Run
11. The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
12. The Last Unicorn
13. The Chipmunk Adventure
14. The Secret of Nimh
15. The Wizard
16. Little Monsters
17. Ernest Saves Christmas
18. Batteries Not Included
19. The Care Bears Movies


... if there are more you can think of, please chime in and ad to the list and ad to the memories :0)

swamp thing

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Zender on 10/12/11 at 4:32 am

Some more good ones that haven't been mentioned yet...

Summer School (1984) Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) Whoopie Goldberg
The Pirates of Penzance (1983) Kevin Kline, Linda Rhonstadt
Dream a Little Dream (1989) Corey Haim, Corey Feldman
Max Dugan Returns (1983) Jason Robards
Seems Like Old Times (1980) Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin
Hiding Out (1987) Jon Cryer, Annabeth Gish
Satisfaction (1988) Justine Bateman, Liam Neesan
My Favorite Year (1982) Peter O'Tool
High Spirits (1988) Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg
Maid to Order (1987) Ally Sheedy
Oh Heavenly Dog (1980) Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Benji
Her Alibi (1989) Tom Selleck
Micki + Maude (1984) Dudley Moore, Amy Irving

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 10/12/11 at 11:48 am

here's a hot one. i picked this up on a 4-movie DVD pack not long ago for about 10 bucks. "don't bury me... i'm not dead!" was a minor catchphrase in 1988.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-jj0VMaI24

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: whistledog on 10/12/11 at 8:09 pm

^ I remember that movie.


Here's a long forgotten one from 1989.  It's called 'Collision Course' and stars Jay Leno and Pat Morita as a couple of cops solving the case of a stolen engine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0HtTUrYwts

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/12/11 at 8:57 pm

NIGHTSHIFT (1982)

Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, and

Shelly Long!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/toothy9.gif

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/Maxwell1969/ShelleyLong_K35.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: King Tut on 10/12/11 at 9:28 pm


NIGHTSHIFT (1982)

Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, and

Shelly Long!


I really liked that flick, Max. Here's another comedy with Michael.

The Dream Team

http://neroanima.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/dreamteam.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 10/13/11 at 7:01 am


NIGHTSHIFT (1982)

Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, and

Shelly Long!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/toothy9.gif

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x372/Maxwell1969/ShelleyLong_K35.jpg



Wow she had some body.  :o ;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 10/13/11 at 7:02 am

http://www.dogsupplyplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/Turner-and-Hooch-Dog-Breed1.jpg

Turner And Hooch (1988)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Tia on 10/13/11 at 7:26 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZCI39NWZ5g

here's a true classic. i remember this movie had me saying "eh" and "hoser" for like a month. everybody wanted to smack me.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Doc Brown on 10/13/11 at 12:15 pm


Here's a long forgotten one from 1989.  It's called 'Collision Course' and stars Jay Leno and Pat Morita as a couple of cops solving the case of a stolen engine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0HtTUrYwts

I saw that on HBO once, thought it was pretty funny. Of course, Jay was already filling in for Carson 3 nights a week, so it was kinda doubtful he would be going on to a big movie career. Pat Morita, on the other hand, had just lost Ohara on ABC and The Karate Kid Part III wasn't nearly as good as the first two. All of which made fan-draw nearly impossible the film. There was one scene in the trailer where they don't show Pat's funny reply to Jay's line...

Jay: Just my luck, I get the one guy from Japan who doesn't know Karate!
Pat: Not true, my brother no know Karate either!

A lot of the anti-Japanese sentiment that stayed so prevalent into the 90's was lampooned in this pic, so maybe the critics took it out of context as well. But I always found it funny when Pat looked at the racist cop in interrogation and said,
"READ my RIPS. Detective first class, Tokyo Police."

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 10/13/11 at 12:19 pm

http://www.runningmovies.com/image/18AgainDVD.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: King Tut on 10/13/11 at 12:28 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZCI39NWZ5g

here's a true classic. i remember this movie had me saying "eh" and "hoser" for like a month. everybody wanted to smack me.

If you are a Canadian, you had to see that. It's part of our "Pledge of Allegiance"  ;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: kingofpain on 06/26/12 at 10:17 am


the ending...and that prick Rick...that look on face at the end I just want to smack him!

Bump.

About that movie, The Last American Virgin, I actually laughed at the ending. Seriously. And I wasn't surprised by it.

That boy Gary was extremely awkward, needy, and wimpy throughout the movie, and honestly it was painful to watch how he acted in front of Karen. From staring at her while being too afraid to talk, to stalking her to vandalize her bike and give her a ride, to being very nervous while giving her a ride and in so many other scenes, to doing extravagant favors like paying for her abortion, and finally crying when telling her that he loved her near the end, it was beyond obvious that he was too socially weak and unassertive to win her over.

Women like confidence and assertiveness in men, with the appearance of putting as little effort as possible and not giving a ****, and while they appreciate huge favors from desperate men, it won't get those men laid. That, I believe, is the big lesson to be learned in that movie.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/26/12 at 5:35 pm

The Ice Pirates (1984), starring Robert Urich.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d9/Ice_pirate.jpg

I haven't seen it since I was a kid and would love to see it again, but it is NOT on Netflix.  >:( >:( >:(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KcTCRSZBUU

:o :o :o

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: meesa on 06/26/12 at 5:52 pm

http://www.cardinalfang.net/songs/images/time_bandits.jpg

Loved this.

"Me and my shadow...strolling down the avenue..."

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 06/26/12 at 7:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k72TRiWqpc&feature=related
Fuzzbucket (1986)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/12 at 8:30 am


http://www.cardinalfang.net/songs/images/time_bandits.jpg

Loved this.

"Me and my shadow...strolling down the avenue..."
One film I will never forget!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/14 at 12:22 pm


http://www.cardinalfang.net/songs/images/time_bandits.jpg

Loved this.

"Me and my shadow...strolling down the avenue..."
It was recently on television, but I was elsewhere that day.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ralfy on 03/25/16 at 8:00 am

"'Defending Your Life' at 25: Albert Brooks on Making a Comedy Classic"

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/defending-your-life-at-25-albert-brooks-on-making-a-comedy-classic-20160322

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/26/16 at 12:07 am

goofy/cheesy movie starring Beatles drummer Ringo Starr http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5r9LZLGMMmI/TH1fLeiz_lI/AAAAAAAACVo/b6nkCaxwQmc/s1600/6382.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 03/26/16 at 7:05 am

https://meansheets.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/1987-leonard-part-6-movie-poster1.jpg
This film by Bill Cosby must've fell off the radar.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ralfy on 04/14/16 at 11:47 am

"Glen Ellyn to celebrate 30th anniversary of movie 'Lucas'"

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/03/28/glen-ellyn-to-celebrate-30th-anniversary-of-movie-lucas/aakayg3/

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 10:04 am


goofy/cheesy movie starring Beatles drummer Ringo Starr http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5r9LZLGMMmI/TH1fLeiz_lI/AAAAAAAACVo/b6nkCaxwQmc/s1600/6382.jpg
Don't remind us!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 04/15/16 at 2:28 pm

http://www.rantchic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/secret1-e1393366795751.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 04/15/16 at 4:39 pm


http://www.rantchic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/secret1-e1393366795751.jpg



Finally someone posted an 80s movie I actually forgot about  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 04/16/16 at 7:09 am

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee197/rcbacot/angelav.jpg
Angel, She's a High School student by day, Hooker by night.

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 04/16/16 at 7:14 am



Finally someone posted an 80s movie I actually forgot about  ;D


Did you see the film, Q? ???

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: snozberries on 04/16/16 at 3:16 pm


Did you see the film, Q? ???


Yeah. A very long time ago

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 04/16/16 at 5:45 pm

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a2/08/32/a20832d26d307b0bcce64a537fcd511f.jpg
Crossroads with Ralph Macchio and Joe Seneca

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: ralfy on 05/21/16 at 2:04 pm

"Crocodile Dundee 30yr anniversary celebrations expected to bring influx to outback town McKinlay"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-22/mckinlay-celebrates-crocodile-dundee-30-year-anniversary/7350128

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 05/21/16 at 2:11 pm


"Crocodile Dundee 30yr anniversary celebrations expected to bring influx to outback town McKinlay"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-22/mckinlay-celebrates-crocodile-dundee-30-year-anniversary/7350128


Happy Anniversary to Crocodile Dundee. :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 2:44 pm


"Crocodile Dundee 30yr anniversary celebrations expected to bring influx to outback town McKinlay"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-22/mckinlay-celebrates-crocodile-dundee-30-year-anniversary/7350128

"Call that a knife!"

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 05/28/16 at 5:53 pm

http://media.insidepulse.com/zones/insidepulse/uploads/2011/09/203195.1020.A.jpg

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: djteel on 06/03/16 at 4:42 am

"Deadly Friend" from 1986..very rarely seen anywhere.i remember watching it iin 1986 when obviously it was new..found it for sale online but only watched it once when I received it.it's a  very good movie.>>stars Matthew Labyorteaux,it's directed by Wes Craven so you know it's gotta be good>>After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.(source,IMDB)..iwas in my mid 30's in the 80's and imo was such a tanfastic decade!!!MTV and cable movies were sooo great!!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 06/03/16 at 7:00 am

http://everseradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/spacecampmovie.jpg
Space Camp

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/16 at 12:59 pm


http://everseradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/spacecampmovie.jpg
Space Camp
Lea Thompson was in a far better film!

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 06/03/16 at 2:24 pm

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/18/2f/e7/182fe7f42f83062d797d63979d1cf510.jpg
Happy Birthday To Me

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/03/16 at 3:56 pm


http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee197/rcbacot/angelav.jpg
Angel, She's a High School student by day, Hooker by night.



I saw that one at the movies.



Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/03/16 at 4:12 pm

Crimes of Passion


https://scopophiliamovieblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/crimes-of-passion.jpg

This is actually one of my all-time favorite movies.


Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 06/04/16 at 7:03 am



I saw that one at the movies.



Cat


How was the film? ???

Subject: Re: Forgotten '80s movies...

Written By: Howard on 06/04/16 at 7:05 am

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/7a/e8/09/7ae809220e1ee5d1e1d78b4b4f2d4d23.jpg
Paradise Motel

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