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RiverPhoenix4life
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Hey everyone,

I'm the type of person who totally gets wrapped up and involved w/ the movie she's watching. I kno its stupid, but I just love to cry in movies. I would have to say my top 5 fav tear jerker scenes from the 80's are

1.Top Gun-when Maverick brings Goose's wife his things.
2.Breakfast Club-the scene where they're all spilling why their in detention, and Brian tells
how he thought about killing himself w/ the gun in his locker.(soon followed by a funny scene though)
3.Say Anything-right after Diane breaks up w/ him and he's in the phone booth talking to his sister in the rain, crying, then he says "I gave her my heart....and she gave me a pen! Total tear-jerker!
4.Outsiders- At the very end, when ponyboy is reading johnny's letter.
5.Stand By Me- scene when Gordie is crying because he thinks his dad hates him(towards the end).

i'm sure I left out some.. or many. Tell me what I missed! Tootles!

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come on people don't be shy! I know its sorta a corny topic, but indulge me!Thanx!
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I can't think of 5 right now, but i have a couple.

E.T. -- ever since I first saw this, its always made me sad. I still get bummed everytime I see it.

Gremlins 1 & 2 -- Gizmo is quite possibly one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Everytime Gizmo would get sad or something, I would too. How can anyone harm Gizmo? DANG Gremlins.

Untamed Heart -- I don't think its an 80s movie, but it can jerk a tear or two. Christian Slater is pretty good in this film, along with Marissa Tomei.

And now the all-time saddest film..........drumroll.............. Old Yeller. Stiil gets to me. I've been an animal lover all my life and to see a dog die at the end just bums me out.

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Devolution here,
A)Untamed Heart was in 1993, but old yeller was earlier, so just forget it
B)He catches the puck in the movie, and that was when I deemed it the worst movie ever, how on earth do you catch a HOCKEY PUCK FROM A SLAPSHOT???? HIS HAND WOULD BE BROKEN IN 90 PIECES!!!!!!
oh man,
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quote:
Originally posted by Devolution:
Devolution here,
A)Untamed Heart was in 1993, but old yeller was earlier, so just forget it
B)He catches the puck in the movie, and that was when I deemed it the worst movie ever, how on earth do you catch a HOCKEY PUCK FROM A SLAPSHOT???? HIS HAND WOULD BE BROKEN IN 90 PIECES!!!!!!
oh man,
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Yes I know I went a little out of the 80s genre for some of my picks, but hey, what can you do. And yes the catching of the hockey puck was a little far-fetched, but edit that one scene and the movie is really strong.

ZEPPELIN. Hands Down.

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Devolution here,
Never said I didn't like Zeppelin, DEVO is an entirely different breed of music. Don't really feel like getting into an argument about music that no one really listens to vs. worldwide music of the masses. But honestly, if you can get your hands on the Freedom of Choice Album (that goes for all of you) it totally rocks. forget about whip it, concentrate on the rest of the songs,
I have all the Zeppelin albums so don't bother with a zeppelin reply.

back to the original argument,
Separate My cousin vinny / pump up the volume
they were awesome.
Together. Untamed gall bladder was like watching corn grow.

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Hey DEVO, you're right about Pump Up The Volume - awesome movie, must see regularly. However, as bad as Untamed Heart may be, I'm certain it's not as bad as Bio-dome.

My own 'tear-jerker' (which I try to avoid watching for this reason) is 'Somewhere In Time', with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Just scrapes into the eighties, and if you've seen it, you know what I mean.

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E.T I sob uncontollably Every Time. watching it is too painful an experience. A corny one that makes me cry is Ice Castles. oh shut up.
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Devolution here,
I stand by the only serious movie that made me cry (even if it was happy tears) was Some Kind of Wonderful.

The only other movie I cry during in Rudy (1993)

I cry at the end everytime once he runs out on the field.

yeah I am a disaster.

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These are a little weird so don't laugh [Wink]

1. Shes Having a Baby has a few parts, like when they're playing that Apron Strings song or at the end while shes in the hospital.

2. Plains Trains and Automobiles, I don't know the whole scene word for word but when John Candy says "I like me, my wife likes me" that part gets to me.

3. Joe Versus the Volcano when Joe stands up and sees the huge moon and starts talking to God

4. Twins at the end when their mother walks in with the teddy bear and their both like "mama!!"

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purple rain: after prince's father has shot himself and he goes into a room and plays "purple rain" on the piano...AND when he is on stage with the band and is playing "purple rain" and the ppl in the audience are waving their hands in the air. the song itself will make me cry [Frown]

revenge: kevin costner finds the girl he had been looking for at the end in a church and is holding her as she dies in his arms..

rocky IV: when rocky is in his car driving, and is having flashbacks of his memories with apollo..

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I agree with the people who listed ET as a tearjerker. That's probably the biggest one for me, because the tears start flowing early on when ET gets left behind [Frown]

I also agree with Ronnie about the Rocky IV scene. I love that song that's playing during that scene..."No Easy Way Out"
I also think that the scene where Mickey dies in Rocky III brings tears to my eyes too. And I know Rocky V was a 90's movie and not a very good one, but I have to admit that I got a little bit teary eyed at the end of the movie where they show the credits and all the pictures from the previous Rocky's. I also like the song playing, "Measure of a Man". I like this part because it brings back the good memories of the other Rocky films

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Devolution here,
The only acceptable crying scene in ROCKY is when mickey dies, the only time that I cried when he was driving the car was realizing that Adrian says you can't win in every movie

We ar DEVO

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Hey everyone,
i honestly I have to confess that I have never seen any of the Rocky movies... via I hate Sylvester Stallone... cept in Oscar. Plus the mr. T caharatcter is laughable. how cud I possibly take him seriously after those collect commercials. What a shame!Tootles!

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I don't think this is an 80s movie, but it's the only one I can think of; in Drop Dead Fred the bit where the main character hugs her imaginary friend goodbye before he disappears out of her life forever.
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quote:
Originally posted by willman85:
I don't think this is an 80s movie, but it's the only one I can think of; in Drop Dead Fred the bit where the main character hugs her imaginary friend goodbye before he disappears out of her life forever.

Uh oh, watch out! If Devolution sees that you picked a movie not of the 80s, he'll probably freak out and criticize your choice.
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Devolution here,
Mr. Wilson, I had no problem with the time the movie was from, it was the horribleness of the movie that did it.

Drop Dead Fred has Pheobe Cates,
isn't that all you really need?

We are DEVO

Mr. Wilson, by the way that was really funny, I appreciate a good dig

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quote:
Originally posted by Devolution:


Mr. Wilson, by the way that was really funny, I appreciate a good dig

Ahh you know I was only joking you. Now I gotta go watch the greatest film ever..........Untamed Heart. [Big Grin]
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Devolution here,
Ah Untamed Heart, the cure for insomnia.

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Ultimate tear-jerker endings for the 80's has to belong to E.T.

I cired all over the movie, begining, middle and end...

Then to mention some more..Pretty in Pink made me cry a few times, Sixteen Candles also a few tears shed there...

Now DEVO,,sorryfor this..but a movie that I feel deserves mention but by own year did not make it an 80's movie is Pretty Woman...I cried at the end when he came back to get her in the white limo and carried her down the stairs...

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My post on Pretty WOman should say one year, not own....sorry
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For me, it's The Color Purple...especially at the end when she sees her sister and children again. Lord, I sob buckets every single time!
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Cinema Paradiso is tears film, absolutely wonderful flick so long as subtitles don't put you off.
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Devolution here,
Pretty Woman, oh my god, does anyone know the pain of how bad Julia Roberts is in general??? What about Richard Gere??? What good movies have they been in? American Gigolo? Satisfaction? I understand the fairytale aspect of the movie, and I don't disagree with you and your choice. But I do think the movie was horrible, but maybe just because I can't stand either of their movies.

Wizard, I agree with Cinema Paradiso. I think the planets are aligning now, either that or the apocalypse is coming, because we agree.

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Anyone seen Running On Empty? This movie gets me everytime, the part when Danny(phoenix) confesses his love to Martha Plimpton. [Frown]

My Own Private Idaho was pretty depressing too! although, I'm pretty sure this movie was made in 91.... hope I didn't offend NE1 by that! :rolleyes:lol.

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