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80's Movies: Remakes, Sequels and Forgotten Films

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April 7, 2008

80's Movies: Remakes, Sequels and Forgotten Films

Lately I have been obsessed with two things: 80's movies and anime. I won't be talking about anime now, but hopefully when we hear more about the Ninja Assassin film being made, it will give me a chance to go into the exciting world of anime. For now I want to talk about the films from the 1980's and how extremely rad most of them are.

Until recently if someone had asked me my opinion of the 80's it wouldn't have been a positive response. I would even go as far as to say that until a few weeks ago, I hated everything about that decade. I guess I hadn't given it that much thought and was basing my opinion solely on the music and clothing styles. I will never forgive my mom for making me wear bright neon yellow shirts and shorts with knee socks rolled down to my Velcro shoes. It turns out that the 80's actually produced the best cartoons and toys ever! But what originally sparked my interest in reevaluating the 80's was a conversation I had in Austin during SXSW and the realization that most of my favorite films and series found their beginning in the 80's.

One night in Austin I found myself engrossed in a conversation about 80's horror films. Movies like The Stuff, Cat's Eye, The Evil Dead, Maximum Overdrive, Child's Play, and House came rushing back to my memory and made me smile. It made me think about some of the films that are either coming out soon or that were released over the last few years. Movies or series that got their start in the 80's and have been revived like Rambo, Indiana Jones, The Lost Boys, Short Circuit, Terminator, RoboCop, Wargames and Die Hard. All of these have either just had another film made to continue their legacy or they have one in the works. I couldn't be more excited.

So I got to thinking that if they can make a sequel to The Lost Boys, they could probably come up with a sequel to just about anything. Plus with the trend being 80's sequels and remakes I thought I might want to revisit a bunch of my old favorites from the decade that I thought I hated and share with everyone a select few from my list of 80's films I loved. Bare in mind that this isn't going to be a list full of the ones everyone has seen like The Breakfast Club, Back to the Future, or Ghostbusters. Those are great, sure, but I hope you will check out these few that you might not have seen yet. These are not in any order, nor are they my top five favorite 80's movies. Let's begin, shall we?

Rad (1986)
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Rad

"It's going to take a lot more than skill for Cru Jones to conquer the toughest BMX challenge in the world. It's going to take a miracle."

Cru is an expert BMX rider mama's boy desperately wanting to make a name for himself in the racing world. Turns out the biggest BMX race ever is coming to his town, which if he wins, will finally get him the recognition he wants and $100,000. Unfortunately the race is on the same day he is supposed to take his SAT's. Cru must decide to go against his mother's wishes or fulfill his dream.

This movie screams 80's louder then just about anything I have ever seen. It is the ultimate cheese and although was considered serious at the time it was made, it's now the perfect exaggeration of all those things we make fun of from the 80's. As funny as it is, I'll admit I watched it over and over with my friends in high school and desired deeply to learn how to BMX as masterfully as Cru.

There are so many reasons to see this movie, it's difficult to know where to start. First of all, the movie's title is Rad, which should grab your attention right away. It stars a guy named Cru, whose idea of fun is to make a motorcycle cop chase him through a lumber yard all the while doing tricks on his bike. It has the most amazing prom dance scene ever with Cru and his love interest Christian dancing in the middle of the gym with their bikes (watch that scene right here) - possibly one of the most romantic things I have ever seen on film. Radical BMX tricks, an amazing soundtrack, a BMX prom dance, and the final scene where Cru races through Helltrack, all make this an 80's movie not to be missed. [Buy it on DVD!]

Critters (1986)
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Critters

"They eat so fast, you don't have time to scream."

Furry little alien critters land in a small town and start eating everything in site. They are followed by two intergalactic bounty hunters who will not stop until they have killed them all. Unfortunately the aliens land close to the Brown's farm house and decide to make it their home.

Critters is not anything amazing, but it is a ton of fun. It can't get much better then teenage galactic bounty hunters and furry ball shaped killing aliens. The best way to describe Critters would be by taking the scary elements of Gremlins and mixing it with the comedy of Gremlins 2. They used to play this movie all the time on television during late nights and Saturday afternoons when I was younger. I must have watched it a dozen times thinking the critters were pretty cool in a sick kind of way. The critters run around killing and eating, the whole time making jokes and laughing with every person they tear apart. If they can remake Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, then Critters is definitely a series that they should reboot. When is the last time we had a movie with little killer monsters that crack jokes? It's about time we brought them back! [Buy it on DVD!]

Explorers (1985)
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Explorers

"You don't need a driver's license to reach the stars."

Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) is obsessed with science fiction and keeps having a dream about traveling over a circuit board. He then draws it and shows it to his brainy friend Wolfgang Muller (River Phoenix), who builds the board which is able to create a force field bubble. The two boys, along with help from their new tough friend Darren, decide to build a spaceship out of old amusement park ride parts that when used with their new found technology gives them the ability to travel into space.

During the 80's, Hollywood had a fascination with science fiction, aliens, and the supernatural. Explorers came out during the time of the greats like Return of the Jedi, E.T., Predator, Ghostbusters, Aliens, Blade Runner, and Gremlins. Out of all those wonderful movies, Explorers is the one that really grabbed me and made me love science fiction. These were kids who were at the time my age and doing everything on their own. They create the most awesome spaceship ever and name it "Thunderroad" (not even kidding), they invent a force field from a dream they had, and they have the guts to not only fly into space, but to also explore an alien spacecraft that they get sucked into.

This isn't E.T., but it also isn't a movie that should be brushed aside. Besides a cheesy meeting the kids have with the aliens to discuss the destructive nature of man, it turns out to be a very enjoyable film that most people would get a kick out of today. And it screams remake! [Buy it on DVD!]

The Last Starfighter (1984)
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The Last Starfighter

"He didn't find his dreams... his dreams found him."

Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) was only good at one thing, playing the Starfighter arcade game in the trailer park that he lives in. Besides having just beaten the video game, nothing is going right for Alex. After being denied a loan for college, he meets Centauri (Robert Preston), who explains to Alex that he is the best Starfighter player ever and is needed for his skills. Little does he know that he is about to be whisked away to space to fight in a battle to save the galaxy from the invasion of Xur and the Kodan armada.

It just doesn't get much better then this. Imagine your favorite video game turning out to be real and you are chosen to actually use those skills to battle in real life. This is every kid's dream! The concept for this film was spot on and still is enjoyable to watch today. My favorite parts were any scenes that had Grig in them - a turtle like alien that is Alex's teacher/sidekick. Grig was awesome, as I'm sure anyone that has seen this will agree.

Playing off of the success of Star Wars, this film is basically a much simpler version of the great classic. Nothing about the plot is complex, it is just about a kid brought in to save the galaxy from being taken over by an evil force. Lots of action, humor and even a clone make this a great classic 80's film that gets overlooked in the shadow of Empire Strikes Back and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It's another possible remake that I would love to see. [Buy it on DVD or HD-DVD!]

Bloodsport (1988)
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Bloodsport

"The secret contest where the world's greatest warriors fight in a battle to the death."

Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has gone AWOL to travel to Japan and fight in the illegal underground martial arts contest "Kumite". Dux was trained in ninjutsu by marital arts master Tanaka after the death of his son. Dux, in an attempt to honor his master and avenge the death of Tanaka's son, makes his way to where the "Kumite" is located and secures a spot for himself. All the while, two military men are sent to Japan to stop him from fighting. If that isn't enough, a female reporter uses Dux to gain entrance to the "Kumite" and grab the story of her career.

We can't put together an 80's film list without mentioning a marital arts movie. With other films like The Last Dragon, Best of the Best, and The Karate Kid coming out of the 80's, Bloodsport is definitely my favorite. Not only do we get to watch Van Damme kick the crap out of people, but we get to see him do the splits, break bricks and fight blind. I'm a closet Van Damme fan, obviously not because of his acting skills. When it comes to over-the-top, unrealistic action give me Van Damme in Kickboxer, Timecop, or Hard Target and I'll be happy.

Even with how cheesy Van Damme can be, we actually get some pretty cool fight scenes in Bloodsport. He battles all kinds of different fighters, like a Sumo wrestler and a Muay Thai-styled kickboxer. It's great to see these fights without CGI or wires. These are the fight scenes I miss, scenes that were filmed without any tricks, just plain old martial arts. Throw all that together with an amazing soundtrack and you come out with the best martial arts film of the 80's. I don't know about a remake of this one though, it's just about perfect the way it is. [Buy it on DVD!]

Well, that will do it for some overlooked films from the 80's. I hope this trend of remakes and sequels continues, as I am personally finding it very enjoyable. I do have to give an honorable mention to my favorite comedy from the 80's, Plains, Trains and Automobiles. It's classic in every way, with tons of quotable parts and hilarious situations. They don't make comedies like that anymore.

What are your favorite 80's movies? Which ones do you think they should remake or reboot?

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  • nzim
    i would have to say critters is up there... same with planes trains and automobiles... just some of them are so cheesy i dont know...
  • http://www.filmschoolrejects.com Neil Miller
    Ken Evans, you are my hero. The Last Starfighter and Bloodsport in the same article! You have successfully blown my mind on this Monday morning.
  • REAL6
    - I hated everything about that decade. Damn you're making me want to SHOOT YOU!!! The best era ever!!!
  • harrison
    yea definately the 80's and early 90's came out with some of the greatest movies ever, and the best cartoons ever( ill never understand how kids can watch this spongebob crap and whatever else they play today) a few of my favorites are police academy, spies like us, E.T., the blues brothers, terminator and a whole lot more
  • http://www.myspace.com/brianriccimodelidiot Brian Ricci
    Monster Squad!!! great movie. I'm not saying I want them to remake it though. A sequel? perhaps. If they could make it as awesome as the first. I'm always hesitant with this sort of stuff. I love The Lost Boys but did everyone watch the new trailer. Person 1: you know that wine you drank last night.... Person 2: yeah.... Person 1: it wasn't wine... it was... blood.... uhhh. what?
  • Dusty
    WOWOW>>> not nice at all.. you dared to mention RAD... and not a mention of "Gleaming the Cube" WOOHOO for Christian Slater... hahahaha.. and hell yeah for a 20-yr old Tony Hawk as Buddy
  • Anonymous
    Gleaming the Cube Big Trouble in Little China Conan the Barbarian (Arnold punching the camel is one of my favorite cinematic moments) Fright Night Commando Love 80's movies. More pure than movies being made now-a-days.
  • heckle0
    I love that list and #7 added a very important one. Big Trouble in Little China. Priceless. You know what ole Jack Burton would do in a situation like this? Who? Jack Burton.....me.
  • http://vsrobot.gamespite.net VsRobot
    Oh, this list brought me back. Some good selections that don't get all the '80s nostalgia love.
  • http://www.rowthree.com John A.
    Its funny that you mentioned Last Starfighter. It isn't getting a remake but there is a rumour that it is getting a sequel... http://cinemablend.com/new/Son-Of-The-Last-Starfighter-7974.html
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    Yea, I know John, we posted about it a few times on here, too: http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/02/28/the-last-starfighter-is-getting-a-sequel-too/ Could be awesome, but that rumor is a bit shaky... Who knows. For now we just got to live in the moment with the original!
  • Reverend
    That's totally RAD! I was just talking about this movie two days ago.
  • http://www.firstshowing.net/author/ken-evans/ Ken Evans
    #2 Neil - I'm glad I could blow your mind! It's payback for introducing me to Ask A Ninja! #3 REAL6 - Notice I said hated as in past tense. I now appreciate the 80's much more after really giving it some thought. Go easy on me anyways though. I got enough grief from my wife who LOVES the 80's. A few of you mentioned "Gleaming the Cube" and "Big Trouble In Little China" which I love both! Just couldn't help but use "Rad", too many memories there. BTILC is already pretty well known and is why I didn't use that one. I did debate however over using "Beastmaster" or "The Last Dragon".
  • ZERO
    I LOVE RAD! Me being a BMX'er myslef that Movie Inspired me to Do BMX and I've actually Ridden with 3 of the people in the Movie I still Continue BMX thanxs to this movie I remeber I watched this movie So many times on VHS the VHS Quality was DOne and I couldn't even Make out What was Happening I saw this Movie about a Month ago and Laughed through it After I relized how "80's" it was I stll Love it though Great Music too Send Me an Angel :P
  • Brough
    FINALLY! Someone else remembers The Explorers.
  • Movie Lover
    Here's a few from the 80s teen girl perspective: The Breakfast Club Ferris Bueller's Day Off Sixteen Candles Raiders of the Lost Ark Die Hard Dirty Dancing Terminator Star Trek II and IV Aliens It seems to me today most films are either comic book movies, remakes, or based off of a book. What happened to the original screenplay?
  • jason_md2020
    1982: The birth of cyberpunk. Blade Runner & Tron. 'Nuff said.
  • jason_md2020
    Oh God...I almost forgot...anyone remember Buckaroo Banzai?
  • dragon3leg
    LOL THE LAST DRAGON!!! Bruce Lee Roy now that movie killed me!
  • http://www.iamsheamus.com Sheamus
    Dude, you forgot about Road House (1989), which is not only the greatest 80s movie, but THE greatest movie ever made! As for Bloodsport, it's a total classic - again, as you say, the best martial arts film - but the rumours of a remake have been circulating for years and JCVD is far too old, and interested in pursuing 'serious' roles, for that to happen now. Which is probably for the best as they'd just balls it up. On a cheeky aside, anyone who is interested can read a piece I wrote on Frank W. Dux, the 'real-life ninja' on which Van Damme's character was based in Bloodsport, at my site above. As well as, er, a review of Road House. ;D
  • THERBLIG
    Ok here is a list of some of the best 80s' films.(in no specific order) Rad Critters Last starfighter Bloodsport Explorers Thrashin' Remo williams and the adventure begins Repo-man Gymkata Bmx BANDITS( Nicole kidman is in this one guys very young) The last dragon Monster Squad Beat street Tuff Turf Big Trouble in little china Tron American Ninja Goonies Close Encounters(this may be late 70s' i think 79) They Live Robo cop Karate Kid Dune Revenge of the ninja Terminator Breakin' Krull (not to be confused with Kull the conquerer) Valley Girl Better off dead OK this is a nice healthy list, If you guys havent seen these watch them!!!!!! And Ken hope you like my pick's.
  • malax
    warriors come out and play..
  • darrin
    forget remakes , forget 80's sequels and forget book adaptations i want something original.
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    The Warriors! That's such a good movie! Man, the 80's did really kick some serious ass!
  • TheGuyInThePJ's
    here are a few films not yet mentioned, but worth checking out if you a BIG 80's fan... The Wraith Night of the Comet From Beyond Adventures in Babysitting Heathers Starman Prince of Darkness Night of the Creeps An American Werewolf in London Lucas Re-Animator Blue Velvet My Best Friend is a Vampire Scanners Killer Klowns from Outer Space The Thing Dream a little Dream The 'burbs Raising Arizona I could keep going for days on end.
  • TheGuyInThePJ's
    As I said above... Gotcha! The Wizard Night of the Demons The Sure Thing The Outsiders One Crazy Summer Weird Science Once Bitten The Running Man Deep Red Creepshow The Dead Zone The Changeling Coming To America Lady in White Willow The Witches of Eastwick Silver Bullet Near Dark Back to School
  • En Tea
    Ice Pirates, anyone?
  • http://www.firstshowing.net/author/ken-evans/ Ken Evans
    Great lists guys! Glad to see no one has forgotten about Tron, The Wizard, The Burbs, Starman, Better Off Dead, or They Live. Anyone remember The Boy Who Could Fly??? Love that movie!
  • http://www.williammize.com William Mize
    What? No love for the ultimate 80's movie - "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension"? For shame, sir! For SHAME!
  • THERBLIG
    The boy who could fly.. hahaha yeah i remember seeing that a young fred savage was ridding his big wheel all through the movie. How bout SOLAR BABIES MAD MAX THE BLACKHOLE(THIS MIGHT BE LIKE 79') Man combine all the lists and that would be one sweet line up.
  • Mark P
    I didn't see "Teen Wolf" on anyone's list. Greatest movie high school werewolf EVER! I also remember "The Boy Who Could Fly". I'd always fast-forward to the end where Fred Savage gets his sweet revenge. "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" remains the greatest time travel movie of the 80's--with the possible exceptions of "Back to the Future" and "Time Bandits".
  • Dusty
    Anyone else expect to get completely beat down by their significant other this weekend while renting 50 VHS from the 80's to sit and do absolutely NOTHING as a result of this discussion.... Thanks alot Alex.. I will be sending you my medical bill from her beating me.
  • http://www.firstshowing.net/author/ken-evans/ Ken Evans
    Dusty - HAHA! Good point! I actually just bought the double feature DVD with Space Camp and Wargames on it. Planning on watching it here in the next day or so.
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    Dusty - Hahaha, I know! You're going to rent them all on VHS?! I don't think I even have a working VHS player around here anymore... And say hi to Jana for me! If you see her at all this weekend, that is... :P
  • SithTracy
    Wow... not one mention of The Dread Pirate Roberts... Inconceivable! The Princess Bride is a classic from the 80's. Of course, the Star Wars saga continued with The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. They started the 80's in glorious fashion.
  • Scarlet
    HEY you GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUYS! 1. And not one person said Footloose. "What!? There is no dancing?" 2. Ferris Buellers day off........two generations from now will still be watching that film.
  • http://www.firstshowing.net/author/ken-evans/ Ken Evans
    Just watched The Last Dragon on Cable. Then I found it for sale on DVD at Virgin Records for $10! What a great movie, brought back alot of memories. :)
  • Steve Smith
    Not sure it was the 80's but its about a gut that wishes to be sexy and the person that grants his wish is female. When he first appears in the movie as a hunk he is on the beach and the female genie, or what ever she is, names the body parts that she combined to make him. Example the pelvis of Elvis, arms of whom ever, legs of and so on and so forth. Please someone help!
  • Jason Phillips
    Can anyone help me please i can remember a film from the 80's but i forgot the title. It is about a man who suffers from an accident where he worked his face is protected by a pair of safety goggles and later is made into an android or robot not sure which. Cant remember if he goes around killing people but an assasin goes after him her favourite weapon of choice is a long hat pin. Please can anyone help as this movie is going around in my head and it is causing me no end of problems. As for movies from 80's there are too many to mention here are a few zone troopers, the eliminators, ghoulies, busted up, eye for an eye, mutant 1 & 2, repo man, D.A.R.Y.L, the exterminator, outland, need i say more it was more growing up then and cartoons and kids programs were better damn sight better than the power rangers any day many thanks adios amigos
  • zenlunatic
    Thanks for the list guys. It helped a ton. I am making a list of movies to rent over the summer for my kids, things I loved, that they should see too. Yall forgot a few good ones though: Meatballs, the first, and the only good one of course. Gotta love Bill. Real Genius Neverending Story
  • Brad hansen
    I wrote an unsolicited script for Starman 2 back in 1998. It was my first script and I quit college to finish it. It’s been gathering dust ever since. I sent it to Jeff Bridges and John carpenter, although I would prefer if Carpenter didn’t direct a sequel. I wrote some good f/x sequences and some interesting characters. I’m pretty sure I’ll never be involved, but I’d to see the f/x scene from the beach being incorporated, (Jeff’s manager Neil will know the one, totally plagiarised from another movie, but it would look great on film today). If anyone has any questions, email me at hansenfilm@yahoo.ie and I’ll answer them. (Although I won’t give away any plot points. And yes there is a son and indeed, I actually have the perfect casting suggestion!!
  • Dee
    Not one person said SECRET ADMIRER!!!!!!!!
  • Dee
    Anyone have a list of sequels to any of the beloved 80's movies?? I wish someone would do a 16 candles, teen witch, breakfast club u know what all of them who do we write to about this stuff??
  • leniz
    a peasant girl falls inlove with a prince she seeks advise from three forest witches who mislead her because of this the prince is magically paralyzed dispatching his army throughout the village girl gets caught when she kisses the prince & the spell breaks accused of being a witch she is put into a barrel & exciled returning back to the village she became a servant in the palace the prince finds her & organises a dish washing contest where the girl potraits a princess inorder to enter & win the contest & become the prince's bride but a real princess was declared the winner & will marry the prince the girl discovers that the princess used a diamond ring to cut her plates in the contest during the wedding celebration she revealed the whole truth to the prince so casting aside the princess the prince anounces his marriage to the peasant girl (don't remember the name of the movie only that i saw it on t.v in the 80's)
  • leniz
    a peasant girl falls inlove with a prince she seeks advise from three forest witches who mislead her because of this the prince is magically paralyzed dispatching his army throughout the village girl gets caught when she kisses the prince & the spell breaks accused of being a witch she is put into a barrel & exciled returning back to the village she became a servant in the palace the prince finds her & organises a dish washing contest where the girl potraits a princess inorder to enter & win the contest & become the prince's bride but a real princess was declared the winner & will marry the prince the girl discovers that the princess used a diamond ring to cut her plates in the contest during the wedding celebration she revealed the whole truth to the prince so casting aside the princess the prince anounces his marriage to the peasant girl (don't remember the name of the movie only that i saw it on t.v in the 80's)
  • leniz
    a peasant girl falls inlove with a prince she seeks advise from three forest witches who mislead her because of this the prince is magically paralyzed dispatching his army throughout the village girl gets caught when she kisses the prince & the spell breaks accused of being a witch she is put into a barrel & exciled returning back to the village she became a servant in the palace the prince finds her & organises a dish washing contest where the girl potraits a princess inorder to enter & win the contest & become the prince's bride but a real princess was declared the winner & will marry the prince the girl discovers that the princess used a diamond ring to cut her plates in the contest during the wedding celebration she revealed the whole truth to the prince so casting aside the princess the prince anounces his marriage to the peasant girl (don't remember the name of the movie only that i saw it on t.v in the 80's)
  • alisha
    What about Short Circuit? Why remake it? It was awesome. It was made before I was born, but I still loved it. Adventures in Babysitting is also being redone. With Raven Symone from That's So Raven, or however her last name is spelt. Ghostbusters 3, anyone? Where did the originality go? Is Hollywood determined to slaughter all our childhood memories
  • nancy
    i was wondering if any one could help me located a movie i went to the theater to see around 1982 the movie was called boogins if you know of it please e-mail me thanks
  • ZERO
    The Boogens. TERRIBLE! HAHAHAHAHAHA but Yeah I Remember It
  • Mike
    There was a movie, where a guy goes to an arcade and gets the high score on the video game...when he does, he has to actually fight the game, and ends up being inside the game in the end....Black Flag Rise Above was playing in his headphones during the scene..anyone remeber this movie??
  • Melissa
    Hey i was wondering if anyone's knows the movie of teenagers going to a wax museum and actually getting suck in to the scenes by a 3 D thing, and actually living the real scene, there were like 4 scenes, a vampire scene, werewolf scene, and others ones that i can't remember, this movie was in the 80's can anyone know the tittle?
  • http://goddamnbrownies.blogspot.com Damon
    Mike - The movie about the arcade you're looking for is a segment from an anthology film called Nightmares (1983) and Emilio Estevez plays the teen! Melissa - You're thinking of the film Waxwork (1988) Could anyone help me find a movie? A friend brought up a scene that he can remember and I recall it too but neither one of us can think of another thing from it. A kid has a tricked out Big Wheel that releases oil slicks and other things when trying to outrun people. Pretty sure it was 80s, but that's all we know.
  • Jesse
    does anyone remember a movie from the 1980's where it shows a kid riding around his neighbourhood on a Big Wheel and it was painted in army cammo colours i believe and he had a long antenna on it with a flag?
  • Damon
    Jesse - You're asking about the same film I did. Sorry I forgot to post what it was after I found out. The film is called The Boy Who Could Fly and the kid on the big wheel is none other than a young Fred Savage. Good times.
  • Jesse
    thanks damon....i been looking for a while...thought it might not of existed and i may have dreamed it....that movie brings back memories....do you guys remember Garbage Pail Kids? or My Pet Monster?
  • http://myspace.com/justmelbori nostalgia_rocks
    wow alot of movies mentioned that bring m back.. these are the classics i have currently on dvd and my ps3(some are in need of re-makes or sequels) the wraith mac-n-me the boy who could fly super mario brothers the goonies little monsters the labyrinth Creep show The Dead Zone Weird Science wizard Coming To America Lady in White Willow The Witches of Eastwick Silver Bullet Near Dark Back to School the burbs little shop of horrors th breakfast club the monster squad never ending story the dark crystal howard the duck(really would like to see a successful version to this film) legend batteries not included Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure big trouble little china date with an angel newsies forever young flight of the navigator death machine(a must) event horizing poltergeist back to the future teenage mutant ninja turtles(a remake or a new movie based on the three films released already,latex suits an all) lost boys short circuit earth girls are easy troll meet the applegates harry and the hendersons Alien Dead Amazing Stories American Werewolf in London these below i don't own..but might bring you guys back 976-Evil (1989) Aenigma (1987) After Midnight (1989) Alien Dead (1980) Aliens (1986) Alligator (1980) Alone in the Dark (1982) Amazing Stories: Book 2 (1987) American Gothic (1988) American Werewolf in London (1981) Amityville 3-D (1983) Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes (1989) Amityville II: The Possession (1982) Apartment Zero (1988) Apology (1986) Apprentice to Murder (1988) April Fool's Day (1986) Awakening (1980) Basket Case (1982) Bay Coven (1987) Beast Within (1982) Being (1983) Believers (1987) Beyond Evil (1980) Beyond the Door III (1989) Beyond the Limit (1983) Black Cat (1980) Blind Date (1984) Blind Witness (1989) Blob (1988) Blood Tide (1982) Blue Man (1985) Bog (1983) Boogey Man (1980) Brain Damage (1988) Breeders (1986) Bride (1985) Brimstone and Treacle (1982) Burial Ground (1980) Burning (1981) C.H.U.D. (1984) C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989) Cameron's Closet (1989) Cannibal Apocalypse (1980) Cardiac Arrest (1980) Cat People (1982) Cataclysm (1980) Cat's Eye (1985) Children of the Corn (1984) Child's Play (1988) Chiller (1985) Chopping Mall (1986) Christine (1983) Conquest (1983) Contamination (1980) Crawlspace (1986) Creepshow (1982) Creepshow 2 (1987) Critters (1986) Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) Cujo (1983) Curse (1987) Curse II: The Bite (1988) Dance of the Damned (1988) Dangerous Love (1988) Dark Mansions (1986) Day of the Dead (1985) Dead & Buried (1981) Dead Next Door (1988) Dead Zone (1983) Deadly Blessing (1981) Deadly Friend (1986) Death House (1987) Death Ship (1980) Deepstar Six (1989) Deliria (1987) Demons (1985) Demons 2 (1986) Doctor and the Devils (1985) Doctor Dracula (1981) Dolls (1987) Dracula's Widow (1988) Drifter (1988) Edge of Sanity (1989) Effects (1980) Endangered Species (1982) Entity (1982) Epidemic (1988) Evil Dead (1981) Evil Dead 2 (1987) Evils of the Night (1985) Evilspeak (1981) Faceless (1988) Fade to Black (1980) Fall of the House of Usher (1982) Fall of the House of Usher (1988) Far from Home (1989) Final Conflict (1981) Final Terror (1981) Fly (1986) Fly II (1989) Fog (1980) Frankenstein (1984) Frankenstein Island (1981) Friday the 13th (1980) Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter (1984) Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981) Friday the 13th, Part 3 (1982) Friday the 13th, Part 5: A New Beginning (1985) Friday the 13th, Part 6: Jason Lives (1986) Friday the 13th, Part 7: The New Blood (1988) Friday the 13th, Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Fright Night (1985) Fright Night Part II (1989) Frightmare (1983) From Beyond (1986) Funhouse (1981) Gate (1987) Gates of Hell (1980) Ghost Story (1981) Gothic (1986) Graduation Day (1981) Grandma's House (1989) Graveyard Shift (1987) Gremlins (1984) Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) Halloween II (1981) Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1983) Hand (1981) Happy Birthday to Me (1981) Haunting Passion (1983) He Knows You're Alone (1980) Hearse (1980) Heavy Metal (1981) Hell Night (1981) Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) Hellraiser (1987) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985) Hitcher (1986) Horror Show (1989) House (1986) House by the Cemetery (1981) House II: The Second Story (1987) House of Clocks (1989) House of the Long Shadows (1983) House Where Evil Dwells (1982) Howling (1981) Howling II : Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985) Howling III: The Marsupials (1987) Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988) Howling V: The Rebirth (1989) Humanoids from the Deep (1980) Hunger (1983) I Saw What You Did (1988) Incubus (1982) Inferno (1980) Initiation (1984) Intruder (1988) Invitation to Hell (1984) It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) Ivory Ape (1980) Jaws 3 (1983) Jaws: The Revenge (1987) Just Before Dawn (1981) Keep (1983) Kill Me Again (1989) Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) Kindred (1987) La Chiesa (1989) Lair of the White Worm (1988) Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1989) Lifeforce (1985) Link (1986) Lost Boys (1987) Macabre (1980) Manhattan Baby (1982) Maniac (1980) Maniac Cop (1988) Masque of the Red Death (1989) Maximum Overdrive (1986) Mazes and Monsters (1982) Midnight (1989) Midnight Movie Massacre (1988) Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988) Monster Club (1980) Monster Island (1981) Monster Squad (1987) Motel Hell (1980) Mr. Vampire (1985) Mr. Wrong (1985) Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986) Near Dark (1987) Nest (1988) Nesting (1981) New York Ripper (1982) Night of the Demons (1987) Night Shadows (1984) Night Visitor (1989) Nightmare City (1980) Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) Nightmares (1983) Nomads (1986) Of Unknown Origin (1983) Offspring (1987) One Dark Night (1983) Opera (1987) Paint It Black (1989) Parasite (1982) Parents (1989) Pet Sematary (1989) Phantasm II (1988) Phantom of the Opera (1989) Pieces (1983) Pin (1988) Poison for the Fairies (1984) Poltergeist (1982) Poltergeist II (1986) Poltergeist III (1988) Possession (1981) Prince of Darkness (1987) Prom Night (1980) Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1989) Prowler (1981) Psycho II (1983) Psycho III (1986) Q (1982) Re-Animator (1985) Relentless (1989) Return of Swamp Thing (1989) Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988) Return of the Living Dead (1985) Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988) Return to Horror High (1987) Return to Salem's Lot (1987) Roadgames (1981) Santa Sangre (1989) Scalps (1983) Scanners (1981) Sender (1982) Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Seven Doors of Death (1981) Seventh Sign (1988) Shadows Run Black (1986) Shallow Grave (1987) Shining (1980) Shock Treatment (1981) Shocker (1989) Silent Scream (1980) Silver Bullet (1985) Sleepaway Camp (1983) Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1988) Slumber Party Massacre (1982) Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) Society (1989) Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) Sorority House Massacre (1986) Sorry, Wrong Number (1989) Spasms (1983) Special Effects (1984) Stepfather (1987) Stepfather II: Make Room for Daddy (1989) Stepford Children (1987) Strange Behavior (1981) Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1989) Stranger Is Watching (1982) Stripped to Kill (1987) Stuff (1985) Survival Run (1980) Swamp Thing (1982) Terror Night (1987) Terror Train (1980) TerrorVision (1986) Tetsuo (1988) Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) To Die For (1989) Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989) Toxic Avenger, Part II (1989) Troll (1986) Unnamable (1988) Vampire Hunter D (1985) Vampire's Kiss (1989) Venom (1982) Videodrome (1983) Visiting Hours (1982) Warlock (1989) Warning Sign (1985) Watcher in the Woods (1980) Watchers (1988) Waxwork (1988) When Alice Broke the Mirror (1988) Wicked Stepmother (1989) Wind (1987) Witchboard (1985) Witchcraft (1988) Witches' Brew (1980) Wolfen (1981) Wraith (1986) Xtro (1983) You Better Watch Out (1980) Zombie Island Massacre (1984) some of these i would love to have a remake or better sequels i know not all of these deserve it but i though i would put some up for nostalgia's sake:)

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