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My vote is Better Off Dead. Savage Steve Holland struck a chord. It was a twangy, disjointed chord, but a chord non the less. Cusack at his best. "Gee Ricky, I'm real sorry your mom blew up." What better line is there? I can think of few movies with this level of kick-ass-ness.

Close seconds would be Real Genius, Adventures in Babysitting, War Games,, I could go on forever on this one.

-- Michael Fitts (, August 15, 2000


"How are we going to get real drugs in this town? We can't even get cable!"

Yeah, Better Off Dead rocks. So does Real Genius.

I'd have to add Hot Pursuit, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, License to Drive (which I had NO CLUE Heather Graham was in until today), and The Breakfast Club.

-- wendy (, August 15, 2000.

Well I think "Teen Wolf" deserves a mention.

I have always liked : "Are you gonna tell me ur a fag...cause i dont thik i can handle that" " not a a..Werewolf"

That scene always brings a smile to my face :)

-- John Wishbone (, August 15, 2000.

Ooh, I forgot about Teen Wolf. : ) What about Teen Wolf Too, though?

Oh, yeah. Being that it's Dead Elvis Day, I feel I should quote Mojo Nixon here:

"Michael J. Fox has no Elvis in him."

: )

-- wendy (, August 16, 2000.

I refuse to accept Ferris as a cheesy 80's movie. That is a classic from which I still quote daily. I do humbly submit Weird Science as pure 80's cheese, and I hope I'm not the only one who watches it every time TNT is kind enough to put it on...

-- Cullen (, September 30, 2000.

What about TRON? (or was that a late 70's movie?) That would be considered cheesy, right? The problem is that there is a fine line between 'good' cheesy and just plain awful cheesy. The Breakfast Club, in my opinion is the best 'good' cheesy 80's movie.

-- Chantelle Volorney (, December 05, 2000.

This also applies to the category "The Best Film Never Seen" or whatever it is:

1987 - Hard Ticket to Hawaii - Director - Andy Sidaris

One of the worst/funniest films I have ever had the pleasure to witness. It's a "Must See to Believe" T&A adventure movie that only the 80's can deliver.

Very hard to find now, but if you can and are able to completely let go of your intellectual opinion on films, I highly recommend it.

And please don't forget Bachelor Party. Still stands the test of time.

-- James Patrick McArdle (, December 06, 2000.

I haven't thought of that film in years.

Wow. That thing was fricken scary.

-- Michael Fitts (, December 06, 2000.

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