80’s Movies

The Breakfast Club - Flashback Edition Includes Movie Money (DVD) The Breakfast Club – Flashback Edition Includes Movie Money (DVD)When five high school students from different social groups are forced to spend a Saturday together in detention, they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock (Emilio Estevez), a criminal (Judd Nelson), a princess (Molly Ringwald), a basket case (Ally Sheedy), and a brain (Anthony Michael Hall) talk about everything from parental tension to sex to peer pressure to hurtful stereotypes while serving time. Ultimately, the five find that they may have more in common than they ever imagined and learn more about themselves as well as each other. The only question is, Will they remember what they`ve learned after they leave detention? Director and writer John Hughes, along with the stellar Brat Pack, cast makes this a memorable, moving film filled with believable dialogue, intelligent humor, and a sufficient dose of high school hijinx. Its timeless appeal makes this film a teen classic.


Sixteen Candles - Flashback Edition Includes Movie Money (DVD) Sixteen Candles – Flashback Edition Includes Movie Money (DVD)Teen angst abounds in this classic comedy written and directed by John Hughes. Samantha Baker`s (Molly Ringwald) 16th birthday should be perfect and memorable. Unfortunately, her whole family is preoccupied with her sister`s impending wedding and completely forgets Samantha`s big day. To add insult to injury, the school geek (Anthony Michael Hall) won`t stop hitting on her, she has to bring a foreign exchange student (Gedde Watanabe) with her to the school dance, her visiting grandparents have taken over her bedroom, and she`s sure that the boy of her dreams (Michael Schoeffling) doesn`t know that she exists. Hughes`s script captures the range of teenage emotions, from embarrassment to peer pressure to the pangs of puppy love, with humor and honesty. Hall is memorable as the Geek, and Schoeffling is perfect as the boy of Sam`s dreams. A young John Cusack makes his second feature-film appearance as the geek`s friend, Bryce, while sister Joan Cusack appears as Geek Girl #1. Ringwald`s reign as the queen of 1980s teen flicks began with this film, which was Hughes`s directorial debut and the first in his stream of successful teen films (THE BREAKFAST CLUB, FERRIS BUELLER`S DAY OFF).


Weird Science - Flashback Edition Includes Movie Money (DVD) Weird Science – Flashback Edition Includes Movie Money (DVD)Teenage geeks Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of being ignored by girls, abused by cool guys, and forced to spend their weekend nights watching nerdy old sci-fi movies. Left alone for the weekend, they use Wyatt`s computer to create Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), a stunningly beautiful woman with a body that stops traffic, a heart of gold, and a genius IQ. The boys embark on an adventure with their creation, going to bars, driving Ferraris, throwing a killer party, and keeping Wyatt`s psychotic older brother, Chet (Bill Paxton), in check. But in the end, they learn that wearing cool clothes, hanging out with cool kids, and being popular might not solve all their problems. Written and directed by the king of teen flicks, John Hughes, this film was released after SIXTEEN CANDLES and in the same year as THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Like many of his films, Hughes`s WEIRD SCIENCE is set in fictional Shermer, Illinois. A young Robert Downey (sans the “Jr.”) appears as Ian, a cool kid who takes pleasure in tormenting Gary and Wyatt.


The Blues Brothers - 25th Anniversary Edition Includes Movie Money (DVD) The Blues Brothers – 25th Anniversary Edition Includes Movie Money (DVD)In roles made famous by their famed SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE skit, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as Ellwood and Jake Blues in this extremely entertaining and successful comedy. The boys have to get to a gig at the Palace Hotel Ballroom and deliver the $5,000 to the county assessor`s office–leading to one of the most wild and hysterical car-chase smash-ups in film history.


The Fletch Collection - 2-Disc Set Includes Movie Money (DVD) The Fletch Collection – 2-Disc Set Includes Movie Money (DVD)Chevy Chase stars as bumbling reporter Irwin Fletcher in the hilarious FLETCH movies, two classics presented here as a double feature. The original 1985 comedy follows Fletch as he slips into dozens of different identities (each crazier than the next) to investigate his stories; while tracking a drug deal, he gets pulled into a far more complex case when the wealthy Alan Stanwyk (Tim Matheson) propositions him for murder. Fletch`s disguise-heavy adventures continue in FLETCH LIVES (1989), a sequel which sees the reporter inherit a Louisiana estate and wind up in the middle of a mysterious land grab. This collection features a making-of special, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of Fletch`s many outrageous personas.