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Devolution here,

What makes a movie? What draws you in? A great beginning! As a matter of fact, a bad beginning can make you want to turn it off, or worse make you despise an otherwise great flick. So for this topic, it's great beginnings!

One of my choices... Beverly Hills Cop. Neutron Dance and the truck chase makes you want to watch the rest of the movie.

Another great beginning, oddly, the beginning of Friday the 13th Parts 1 and 2. Nothing says "What the hell is this about?" like people that die in the beginning of a movie.

Thoughts?

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High - they show you The Sherman Oaks Galleria while introducing you to all the characters.
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My Dad and my brother are massive bond fans. I really don't like bond that much, but I always liked the start of the bond movies.

A View To a Kill - 1985 starts really well with the skiing.

Fast Times, yeah classic.

I always loved the start of The Breakfast Club.

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The Goonies..

Top Gun..

Raiders of the Lost Ark..

BTTF..

RAD..

Streets of Fire..

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Teen Wolf

Thrashin'

Bachelor Party

North Shore

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Devolution here,

I love the beginning of thrashin'!

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It is so cool. Such an 80's feel. Who doesn't just get out there window and start shredding.
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some random but memorable films with good opening sequences for me:

The Lost Boys
RAD
Rocky IV
Halloween 2
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Ghostbusters
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Friday the 13th
Pumpkinhead
UHF
The Abyss
Blow Out
Lean on Me
License to Drive
The Naked Gun

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Return Of The Living Dead - i love the opening credits!

Purple Rain - prince & the revolution performing "let's go crazy"... [Smile]

and i agree with pyromantic.. halloween II...picking up right where part 1 ended, and the continuation.

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Pyro. I love the opening of Lean on Me.
Welcome to The Jungle is so raw.

License to Drive is an awesome opener. That whole Nightmare on Elm street feel. I love that movie so much.

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Streets Of Fire has a great opening scene - the neon wipe-overs from scene to scene, the build-up and concert, the buzz, the music, and the arrival of the Bombers......

Also, I love the start to Clue, with the music over Waddington's drive up to the creepy house.....

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I am gonna check out Streets of Fire as it is a Walter Hill film and I love The Warriors, which has a great start to it too, but misses out on the eighties by a year.

Will have to check out Clue also. Have not seen either.

I always loved the opening sequence to Back to School, especially because as the pictures scroll through you see a pic of Rodney from Caddyshack.

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I love the opening to Short Circuit. It's so hard core, it gets you amped up for the movie. The rest of the movie doesn't really follow with quite that level of seriousness, but it doesn't disappoint, even coming from that beginning!
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Wargames.
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Ghostbusters was the first thing that came to my mind when I read this thread. It was so quiet and eerie it really drew your attention inward.
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I really liked the opening of They Live and as a interesting sidenote, this movie holds up really well today as it did then
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Hard to say what my favorite is though, i just thought of howard the duck, conan the barbarian, big trouble in little china, masters of the universe
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All Time Favorite Movies and openings, The Burbs and Conan The Barbarian
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Between the Times when the Oceans drank Atlantis, and the Rise of the sons of Ares.

There was an age undreamed of, and onto this Conan destined to where the jeweled crown of Aqualonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga.

Let me tell you of the days, of high adventure!

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How about Field of Dreams. Simple, slightly creepy, mysterious. It grabs you right away.

I agree with the others on Goonies, love that.

I also enjoy Wallstreet. You can feel the energy right away. It sets the tone for the whole movie.

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another one worth mentioning

The Stepfather (1987)

Hands down one of the creepiest and most awesomely memorable openings of any 80's horror movie for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UsTuzcPU2I&sns

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Big trouble in Lil China

Love the whole routine Jack Burton goes through on the CB...so corney, so cheesy and it really sets up his character so well. And the guitar music too daw da dow dada dow dada dow chickbow wow dow Awsome with a capital 'A'

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I always loved the opening to Twilight Zone: The Movie.
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Yeah, that was great, but I thought that was the best part about of the movie.
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Caddyshack is a great example.
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