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you could make arguments for alot of actors work in this time period but i would have to say the powerhouses of this decade were

Tom Hanks
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Eddie Murphy


i think the majority of these guys best work come out of this decade

please share your opinions of who you thought dominated this decade with great movies.

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I think Sly did better than Arnie...

Rambo 1,2,3, Rocky 3,4, Cobra, Over The Top, Tango And Cash etc.

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Conan, Terminator, Commando, Predator, Red Heat etc.

In terms of sheer output and box office revenue, I think Sly was one of the biggest stars of the 80's!

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Kurt Russell: Big Trouble, The Thing, Tango & Cash, Overboard, Used Cars, Escape From New York... Tequila Sunrise and Mean Season weren't bad either.

Harrison Ford : Star Wars Empire my personel fav., and IV, Indy trilogy, Bladerunner, Witness, Frantic, Presumed Innocent.

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All nice suggestions but it´s pretty obvious that Eddie Deezen ruled the 80s.

Midnight Madness, Grease 2, Zapped!, WarGames, Surf 2, The Whoopee Boys, Beverly Hills Vamp etc.

Who, me?
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you forgot million dollar mystery
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Sorry, i haven´t seen that one.
There´s still few Deezen flicks i don´t own [Cool]

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i was just joking with ya. i like the movie, its not the best i have seen but its good.
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Joking? Please, no jokes when we are talking about Eddie Deezen.

Ok, time to get serious.
Schwarzenegger was the king in the 80s.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger did well in the 80's and held on through the 90's and was the most bankable actor during those decades.

Stallone did well in the 80's but dwindled as time passed. Just recently trying to jump start his career.

Tom Hanks broke into stardom in the 80's but did exceptionally well in the 90's and continues to make theatrically released films

Harrison Ford was a versatile actor and did well through 3 decades 70's/80's/90's. Very much like Michael Douglas.

Eddie Murphy was another 80's hit but dwindled as time passed and made more family friendly films. By far the most profitable SNL alumni to make films.

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You know James Woods did pretty well too.
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i wasnt thinking in terms of box office hits, more like the amount of really likeable movies that each actor has. in my opinion tom hanks 80's stuff was boss.

you could make a case for michael j fox, popular tv show, the back to the future movies, teen wolf

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"Well it seems like this big lug is in love and he's got a lot of major appliances lyin' around."

Rick - Bachelor Party

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now garcia you know 10% of that goes to the house... ah youth
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I Think that 1990 should be counted as the 80's so Total Recall can go toward Arnold's list.

And The Bonfire of the Vanities, and Joe Versus the Volcano can go toward Tom Hanks.

So in my book Hanks would have.

1. Splash
2. Bachelor Party
3. Big
4. Man with one Red Shoe
5. Volunteers
6. Money Pit
7. Dragnet
8. Turner & Hooch
9. Joe Versus the Volcano
10 Bonfires
11. and finally one of my two fav flims of all time the Burbs.


Where as Schwarzengger

1. Conan the Barbarian the other fav of all time
2. Conan the Destroyer not bad
3. Red Sonja though it's been awhile
4. Commando
5. Raw Deal
6. Predator
7. Running Man
8. Red Heat
9. The Terminator
10. Twins
11. Total Recall

Unless I missed one it seems they are tied for me.

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quote:
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now garcia you know 10% of that goes to the house... ah youth

That's crazy. I was actually gonna give you that exact quote before.

"Well Mr.Thompson, that's really quite a list and I think if I really apply myself I can be a totally changed person by the time we finish lunch."

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i think we are going to adopt our first kid, i got my eye on this 17 year old vietnamese girl

thats funny that you were going to quote that line


jack, i like bonfire and joe for hanks as well and i think its fair to count total recall for arnold

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Dennis Quaid:

1989 Great Balls of Fire!

1988 Everybody's All-American

1988 D.O.A.

1987 Suspect

1987 Innerspace

1986 The Big Easy

1985 Enemy Mine

1984 Dreamscape

1983 The Right Stuff

1983 Jaws 3-D

1983 Tough Enough

1981 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

1981 Caveman

1981 All Night Long

1980 Gorp

1980 The Long Riders

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Bamersy that's funny I was thinking of putting Quaid down myself Innerspace and Enemy Mine are two of my favorites.
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I used to really like Enemy Mine. Quaid was big in the 80's. I love Randy a lot too.
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Lomax why do you say used to like, you don't like Enemey Mine anymore?
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Jack, I just meant that I have not seen it in a long time but liked it a lot when I have watched it. I guess I didn't word my post very well.

I will have to track it down again. Usually once I like a movie it stays with me.

This is a movie I saw on TV in the late 80's and then I completely forgot the name of it, and it eluded me up until the late 90's and caught it playing on cable. I vowed never to forget the title again. It's very difficult to track a movie down when you don't know the title and don't have the internet.

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quote:
Midnight Madness, Grease 2, Zapped!, WarGames, Surf 2, The Whoopee Boys, Beverly Hills Vamp etc.
The winner. Thread closed.

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There´s still few Deezen flicks i don´t own [Cool]
Blasphemy!

Ok, are we talking box-office or just good movies? Because box-office can be measured, but lists of good movies become subjective and this could go on for a while. Besides, almost every 'good' 80's actor has at least 2 movies people love.

I think Harrison Ford was the biggest box-office actor in the 80's. Arnie was bigger on the crossover from the late 80's - early 90's, but I think Ford still wins for the 80's.

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Lomax I agree with you, I always hate it when I see a fragment of a movie which catches my attention and then the movie is gone, no title to go on, no characters just an image. Years later you watch it and say that looks familiar, but is that what I saw or not? It disapears into your hazy memories, the more you try to recall it your brain begins making stuff up to compensate for the lack of details and then you end up not being able to recall it when you see it, because you've made it into somthing else.

It's like this nintendo game I played when I was younger, no matter how many games I see the cover of or watch a playthrough on youtube I can't find out what it was.

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logan, its not based off of box office success, its the amount of likeable movies

big trouble in little china was not a box office hit but i would count that in favor of kurt russell. as well as overboard i like that one alot too.

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quote:
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It's like this nintendo game I played when I was younger, no matter how many games I see the cover of or watch a playthrough on youtube I can't find out what it was.

Try me out, Jack, im a retro gamer [Smile]

Are we talking nes or snes?

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