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Ralph Goodsen
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Hi everyone...
Im sure everyone at the rewind has a few movies they absolutly love and they think deserve more attention than theyve got. Well, I hope people will read this post and put down a few movies they recommend for others to see. I'll go first since this is my lame idea.

3 o'clock high
Screwballs
The Wraith
BMX bandits
Near Dark
Hardbodies

[Eek!]

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Hey Ralph,

Some of those movies on your list are my fav [Cool]

Like... 3 0'Clock High & The Wraith

I recommend these films:

Raw Head Rex

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers

Prince Of Darkness

Fast Food

The Hitcher

Angel

Bad Boys(the one with Sean Penn)

Puppetmaster

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That's not a bad idea, Ralph.

Some good movies get passed by.

I'd like to see Vincent, by Tim Burton, on TV.

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I haven't seen Prince of Darkness in a long time. I am kind of in a horror mood tonight, I hope that there is some good stuff on. We are in for a bit of sleet and after a good workout I will be on the couch all night!
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Joysticks
Willy/Milly
Ghostchase
The Gate

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The Gate.......Is that the one where there's two boys that find the gate to a hell dimension under a tree in their back garden, and they put their dead dog in there, and there's an eye on one of their hands and he stabs in with a piece of glass??????....if it is...I was thinking about that film the other day, and how no one has ever seen it....if it is COOL!!!! ....if not....BOOOOOOOO!!!!
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Well Flash Dancer it just so happens it is, I love the little Heavy Metal kid in it, and a very young Stephen Dorff(I think it was his film debut)
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Yay...I hired that fim out when I was about thirteen, around the time I hired tremors and little monsters, and I have never seen it since, not on TV or anywhere on video...I was almost beginning to think it was just a weird dream I once had.....were there sequels and stuff??? I think there might have been.....btw the way I'm pretty tired from all the welding I've been doing today, and now I have to go dance in a club and drop water all over myself...boy I sure hope I get that dance scholarship. [Wink]
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I think there is a Gate II, you can pick up The Gate on DVD cheap on ebay.

I also rented it out on video, my brother turned the electric off as i was watching it, i ran up screaming to my parents room, on the way back down he had turned the electric back on and i got into trouble.

Those poster pins i put in his bed did the trick though, revenge is ever so sweet.

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There's quite a few films I wouldn't have known about or bought/still trying to find because of this website and messageboard, which I'm grateful to, so here's a few more others might want to lookup:

The Prince of Pennsylvania - Keanu Reeves in one of his earlier roles, also has Fred Ward who was in the first two Tremors films
The Quiet Earth - a man wakes up and finds *everyone* including animals/birds has gone missing
Paperhouse - a girl falls ill and starts having nightmares involving the drawings she's doing
Pulse - there's something in the wires, an evil force trying to kill everyone through anything electrical
Malcolm - a shy introverted character who's an inventive genius
Rikky and Pete - by the same people who did Malcolm, another inventive genius who lands himself into trouble so skips town with his sister and ends up working a goldmine
Grace Quigley - Catherine Hepburn's last starring role, she employs a hitman (Nick Nolte) to kill her as she's fed up with life but he can't go through with it as their friendship grows, a great 'unknown' black comedy

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Places in the Heart
Murphy's Romance
Liar's Moon
Brubaker
Kramer Vs. Kramer
On Golden Pond
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Silent Scream
Curse 2-The Bite
My Bloody Valentine
The Electric Horseman
Honeysuckle Rose
Coast to Coast
Little Darlings
My Bodyguard
Coal Miner's Daughter
Carrie
Six Weeks
The Night the Lights went out in Georgia
Wisdom
Caveman
The Dirt Bike Kid
Meatballs
Rich Girl
Swamp Thing
Blood Song

Those are all ones that I love, and they are all different "types" of movies.

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Silent Scream with the lovely Miss Steele. [Razz]
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I was meaning to do this ages ago. Some of these have yet to be mentioned on the Rewind:

'Hero at Large' (1980): The late John Ritter plays an aspiring actor who becomes a hero. It’s a rather clunky morality tale, but it’s fun to watch, and it leaves you feeling good.

'Static' (1985): Keith Gordon wrote and starred in this Indie flick about an odd boy who’s parents have died, who claims to have built a TV that can tune in to heaven. It’s one of those "what was that film where…?" type movies, that you can never get out of your head.

'The Chocolate War' (1988): Keith Gordon again, this time he doesn't star, but directs Robert Cormiers novel about a boy attending a Catholic school who’s recently lost his mother. He rebels against ‘the Vigils’ (a secret society that that runs the school), and inadvertently finds himself the center of a schoolwide rebellion.

'The Bay Boy' (1985): Kiefer Sutherland stars as a shy boy in pre-war Canada who witnesses a murder. It's not a mystery though, it's really a coming of age drama. It has a wonderful period feel to it. Nice film, nice music too.

'Crazy Moon' (1986): Keifer again! (Is there a pattern?) This is kind of like a junior ‘Children of a Lesser God’. Keifer plays an oddball young Man that falls in love with a deaf Girl.

'Oh! Heavenly Dog' (1980): Chevy Chase plays a PI that gets murdered. He then comes back to life as a Dog (Benji) to solve his own murder, while trying to save Jane Seymour from a similar fate.

'Let It Ride' (1988): Richard Dreyfuss plays a gambling addicted cabbie that has a VERY good day, while his best friend David Johansson has a very bad day. It features a nice role for a young Cynthia Nixon as a Girl who goes from innocence to gambling addiction in a few hours.

I was going to mention 'The Quiet Earth', but the Wiz beat me to it.

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Toy Soldiers - Sean Astin and Wesley Crusher save their school from terrorists.

Mystic Pizza - now just a footnote in Julia Robert's pre Pretty Woman career.

Time Bandits - Time travelling dwarves with an all star cast.

Summer School - Mark Harmon teaches his students how to scam free sunglasses.

The boy who could fly - really sweet film about, you guessed it, a boy who could fly.

Space camp - Lea Thompson and Joaquin Pheonix find themselves in orbit and running short of oxygen. Hilarity ensues.

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Unknown, eh?

"Kramer Vs. Kramer
On Golden Pond
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Coal Miner's Daughter
Carrie
Swamp Thing"

Isis, if I've heard of 'em, they're bound to be pretty well-known. [Wink] C'mon, Carrie and Swamp Thing? Which reminds me of a couple of episodes of Big Wolf on Campus based on those. [Smile] I liked the episodes better than the movies (To be fair, I never saw all of The Swamp Thing--I might've seen a sequel for all I know. Carrie was just sad, though. BWoC had a happy ending for the episode. [Big Grin] ).

I like a lot of supernatural comedies, a genre that isn't quite as popular as, say, romantic comedies or action-y action. Most of the movies I have, though, are pretty well-known. Let's see if I can think of some of the lesser-known ones . . .

My Boyfriend's Back- To be honest, I just ordered that one and saw it when I was a kid, but I remember liking it, and I was right about Little Monsters, so why not this one? The plot in a nutshell: The main character is killed in a misfired (quite literally) plan to impress a girl, then comes back. Zombie humor ensues.

Tremors- I dunno, did these movies make it really big? I know they get a lot of attention on Sci-fi. Giant worms, huzzah!

Drop Dead Fred- Pheobe Cates has an imaginary friend . . . except, y'know, he comes back when she's all grown up.

Earth Girls Are Easy- Jeff Goldblum as a space alien! Plus Geena Davis tries to figure out how long she can get her nails before someone's fatally injured.

Little Monsters- If you don't know about this movie by now, you've been living in a plastic bubble.

Transylvania 6-5000- More Jeff Goldblum stuff. I love that guy. The plot: Two reporters go to Transylvania to find Frankenstein's monster and meet some kooky characters along the way. And gasp! Kramer!

Almost Heroes- Almost Unheard Of. [Wink] It airs on Comedy Central every once and awhile. Chris Farley and Matthew Perry try to beat Lewis and Clark with their ragtag team of ye olde losers--Some things discovered are that Indians are goofy and eagles are not good.

Corky Romano- Honestly I'm just mentioning this to see if anyone remembers it. It came out a couple years ago. I didn't like it that well. There's a reason it fell into obscurity.

Death Becomes Her- Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn fight over Bruce Willis! They don't manage to hold themselves together well. [Wink]

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Devolution here,

You are talking about obscure movies. I see that you have some gems in there what exactly makes a movie obscure? Because it wasn't out for that long? Because your friends don't remember it? Or because you think people haven't heard of it? I think they are the movies that were on HBO at 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday that people swear don't exist.

We are DEVO

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Well, I know they have been heard off, but they aren't talked about that much on here, that's why I mentioned some of them.
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Well, obscure to me would be no one I know of has heard of it and it isn't talked about here--Or mentioned anywhere else.

Or a movie that a channel airs over and over and people still don't watch it. [Wink]

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This is a cool subject, but naming obscure movies from the 80's is difficult here. Maybe the topic should be obscure to the outside world. Movies like "Tremors", "Little Monsters", & the Meryl Streep/Bruce Willis "Death Becomes Her" are definitley not obscure to me.

Actually almost every movie "we" enjoy is obscure to most people. I mean try starting a conversation with some work buddies about "The Heavenly Kid" or "Can't Buy Me Love" sometime and see the reaction you'll get.

Throw in a few zingers like "If they attack the car, save the radio" or "Babe said it was good for my complexion" or the best "No other Val Dude can touch me" and quickly you will realize they don't get you. Well their loss ya know, because the 80's rock and always will. [Cool]

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it's been ages since i have seen swamp thing. they always show part 2 on cable but not the first and part 2 is even on dvd i think?

lots of the movies mentioned here are hardly 'unknown' to most of us.

but true, some have not been talked about much here.

FAST FOOD is a good mention, C.T. i would also recommend, FAST FORWARD. breakdancing, good music, big dance-off at the end..good stuff. isis, check that one out if you can.

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One persons obscure movie is another ones favourite.If it wasn't for the likes of Sweet Peaches, The Wizard, Isis, Ronnie etc i wouldn't have picked up half the movies i now have.

That's the great thing about The Rewind, there's always some intresting recommendations.

Keep them coming dudes.

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Sooo cool everyone is pitching! Well said canyoudigit, well said.
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My all time favorite film is quite obscure. It's from the 90's, and it's called "Noises Off".
Has anyone here seen it?

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"Crossing Delancey"...

I keep on telling everybody to see this. A very underrated romantic comedy starring the lovely Amy Irving and Peter Riegert (who I keep on confusing with Paul Gleason from "The Breakfast Club"), I feel this is as exemplary an 80s romance as "Pretty In Pink" or "Valley Girl".

Sincerely,

John Kilduff...The Rock Steady Flamethrower

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where the boys are 84
the wild life
mischief
shag
little girl who lives down the lane

these are some that i like

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