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aTomiK
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kev said that we need more action here and thats just the right spirit.

What i want to know is, which 80s films based on real events are the best or most memorable to you guys?

I would recommend the 1988 film In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders.
For more info check out the Rewind thread here: http://www.fast-rewind.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/2/10436.html#000000

Also, just bought this 1987 film The Abduction of Kari Swenson which im going to watch soon. Anyone seen it?

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The Return Of The Living Dead ? [Razz]

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I mean, there must be a reason why they put that text card at the beginning of the movie.. right ? [Big Grin]

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Yeah, and Cannibal Holocaust is your basic sunday morning wild life documentary [Wink]
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I see your point. [Big Grin]

Okay, how about this one :

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The Killing Fields (1984)

There's no denying this is one of the most powerful- , perhaps even THE most powerful movie
based on true events that came out in the 1980s !

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Good call! Seen Killing Fields only once but remember that it was a really emotional trip.
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Star 80 is a really memorable 80s movie (1983) that is based on true events,I've had it in my collection for some time now but have only actually watched it the once,this is not because it's a bad movie or anything as it's a great one its just that it makes for such uncomfortable viewing and it ends on such a bleak and tragic note that you come away from it feeling a bit shell shocked!

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quote:
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Also, just bought this 1987 film The Abduction of Kari Swenson which im going to watch soon. Anyone seen it?

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No never seen that one atomik,it made me think of this one the previous years abducted (below)from 1986 which is also based on a true story,remember seeing this in the video shops back in the day but never got around to watching it!


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Yeah, i stumbled to Abducted while i was looking for some Kari Swenson info.
I dont think that they released Abducted here but interesting film nevertheless.

Aaah Star 80, still dont have it.
Ive seen it on sale couple of times but its one of those old Warner tapes which seem to be buried deep nowadays.

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Fun topic. Haven't heard of Abducted but just bought Star80 this week.

I have always liked Eight Men Out. That's all I thought of for now. Will try to think of others and post them

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Thanks for getting the ball rolling aTomiK!

Most memorable for me is MASK (1985). I've seen this movie a dozen of times (fairly recently as well) and it never disappoints.

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A masterpiece...

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I've often wondered whatever happened to Tom Hulce's career, every time I see Dominic and Eugene. He seemed to have a good steady career in the 80 s, then the rest of his parts seem sporadic. Does he do a lot of theater?
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@Pittsburghgirl Yeah, I think voice over work and theater was more his thing. Also never got the sense that he enjoyed fame and notoriety.

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I need to check out Mask, Amadeus is indeed a masterpiece.
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Good one kevdug. Mask was excellent. I haven't seen Amadeus
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quote:
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I've often wondered whatever happened to Tom Hulce's career, every time I see Dominic and Eugene. He seemed to have a good steady career in the 80 s, then the rest of his parts seem sporadic. Does he do a lot of theater?

He did voice Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, so he's at least earned immortality that way.
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Dominik and Eugene,never seen that one before, it's got a cool cast and the trailer looks good, I wouldn't mind checking that one out!

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I bet Liotta is getting mad at least once in the film [Big Grin]
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Gallipoli that's another great one that based on true events,superbly directed by Peter weir and with strong performances from both Mel gibson and mark lee.

A Terrific movie!

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According to the sleeve of the recently released UK combopack of Nicolas Roeg's Eureka (1983),
the movie is "based on the real unsolved murder case of gold prospector and philanthropist Sir Harry Oakes".

I wonder how much fact there is to the voodoo orgy scene though. [Big Grin]

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Mask (1985), is one that always stands out for me. Such a brilliant movie. Well acted, well cast, great effects. Overall, brilliant movie.
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I like both Mask and Eureka a lot. Mask is very well made, and Eureka too, if fairly nutty in spots.

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