80s Summary

  • SummariesField of Dreams (1989)

    Field of Dreams (1989)

    Brothers and sisters, brothers and sisters, gather around as I recount the tale of the Field of Dreams. The supernatural, time-traveling, baseball, family, drama that depicts the return of our left-fielder and savior, Shoeless Joe Jackson.

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  • SummariesSeems Like Old Times (1980)

    Seems Like Old Times (1980)

    Columbia Pictures released Seems Like Old Times on December 19, 1980. Jay Sandrich directed the film starring Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, and Charles Grodin.

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  • SummariesPorky's (1981)

    Porky’s (1981)

    20th Century Fox released Porky's on November 13, 1981. Bob Clark directed the film starring Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, and Wyatt Knight.

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  • SummariesTime Walker (1982)

    Time Walker (1982)

    Our happy film begins in space… the final frontier.

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  • SummariesNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation begins with the Griswold family on a quest for "The Griswold Family Christmas Tree."

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  • SummariesThe Big Chill (1983)

    The Big Chill (1983)

    Film and Plot Synopsis When a suicide of a mutual friend brings a group of thirty-something baby boomers back to town for the funeral, the old pals end up spending the weekend together. Nostalgia abounds as they reminisce on their childhood of the 1960s and also confront the uncertain days of their lives in the gay ’80s. ‘The Big Chill’ Movie Summary The summary below contains spoilers. Filmed in 1982, seven thirty-something former college friends who graduated in 1969 reunite 13 years later after one of their classmates commits suicide. Fueled by not one but two best-selling soundtracks, straight-shooter ultra-achievers husband and wife, Harold & Sarah, host their friends in their historic huge plantation home in South Carolina after the funeral for their departed friend, Alex. Among the guests are: Nick, the still-drugged up washout who left his ideals in college and his manhood in the Vietnam war. There’s Karen, the unhappily married mother of two who not-so-secretly hides a crush for one of the friends in attendance. “People” magazine gossip columnist, Michael, shows up with his tape recorder, annoying motor mouth, and pent-up horniness for his former classmates, and he smells a story brewing. We meet Sam, the hunky …

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  • SummariesAirplane! (1980)

    Airplane! (1980)

    War hero, Ted Stryker has a checkered battle record. He made the decision to fly too low and men died. He lost his confidence, and he now he won’t fly again.

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  • SummariesThe Pirate Movie (1982)

    The Pirate Movie (1982)

    The film begins in a seaside community in 1980’s Australia.

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  • SummariesSpaceballs (1987)

    Spaceballs (1987)

    As the opening crawl fades from sight, an extremely large ship thunders across the screen with a bumper sticker on it that reads: "We brake for nobody!"

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  • Summariessex, lies, and videotape (1989)

    sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

    Ann Bishop Mullany is unhappily married to her husband John. The couple live in Baton Rouge where John is a junior partner at a local law firm.

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  • SummariesThe Last Unicorn (1982)

    The Last Unicorn (1982)

    A unicorn overhears two hunters talk about there being only one last unicorn left in the world, and she becomes concerned.

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  • SummariesThe Running Man (1987)

    The Running Man (1987)

    In the distant future of 2017, the United States has become a totalitarian police state following a worldwide economic collapse.

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