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Network of The 80s
April 9, 2011 9:38 by kippreport
This was the era of ‘high concept’ films like ET and Star Wars. But it was also the time for teen angst to show on the silver screen and the first movie that comes to mind is The Breakfast Club, featuring Molly Ringwald (who in Kipp’s opinion is the 80s teen queen). This was also a pre-McDreamy stage for Patrick Dempsey when he was most likely cast as the town nerd.
Some popular films of that era continue to get nods from films of today include Dirty Dancing, Kevin Bacon’s breakout movie Footloose and the movie that opened our eyes to the beauty of Demi Moore, Ghost.
Several action film franchises were also launched during the 1980s, the most popular of which include Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Rambo and the Terminator.