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Movies In The 1980s

'Nightmare On Elm Street' Was Inspired By Real-Life Dre...

October 21, 2019

When a horror film says that it’s based on true events that’s usually a bunch of hokum. But the strange thing about A Nightmare on Elm Street - the film Fred...

'Here's Johnny!:' The 'Shining' Line That Younger Peopl...

October 18, 2019

Of all the stolen movie lines, "Here's Johnny!" might be the best.It happens in The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Stanley Kubrick, which i...

O.J. Simpson Was Passed Over For 'Terminator' Role For ...

September 15, 2019

Left: O.J. Simpson poses for a portrait in circa-1985 in Los Angeles, California. Right: Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator.' Sources: Harry Langdon/Getty Images; IM...

How Ninjas, As You Know Them, Only Date Back To The '60...

September 2, 2019

How old are ninjas?Pop culture in the U.S. and Japan has long been fascinated by the ninja, a black-clad assassin practicing ancient Japanese martial arts an...

Diner: The Stellar Cast List And Subtle Story That Chan...

July 11, 2019

Barry Levinson's 1982 coming-of-age movie Diner was a small movie with a nothing cast that was only modestly successful -- but its actors went on to become b...

How Funny Fighter Jackie Chan Became The Action Comedy ...

June 16, 2019

Left: Jackie Chan in 'Drunken Master' (1978). Right: Chan at the Trocadero in Paris in 1981. Sources: IMDB; URLI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images In a career that...

50 Visual Gags In 'Airplane!' -- Surely You Caught Them...

April 2, 2019

There are few movies as dense and re-watchable as the 1980 comedy Airplane! Its gags and jokes come fast and furious, with some of them happening simultaneou...

The 'Cannonball Run' Cast: Totally Awesome, Or Godawful...

February 28, 2019

The 1981 film The Cannonball Run's cast list featured Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Jamie Farr, Peter Fonda, Terry Bradshaw, Dean Martin, Sammy...

The Cast Of 'The Outsiders:' Where Are They Now?

January 20, 2019

Left: Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio in The Outsiders. Right: Tom Cruise. Source: (IMDB/Warner Home Video) In what movie can you find Tom Cruise, Rob L...

'The Karate Kid:' Facts And Life Lessons From The 1984 ...

November 29, 2016

The Karate Kid (1984), starring Ralph Macchio as a high school student who must learn martial arts to survive at his new school, is a wonderful coming-of-age...

'Fast Times At Ridgemont High:' What Happened To The Cl...

November 29, 2016

The Fast Times At Ridgemont High cast was a strong crew of actors that included Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, and Forest Whi...