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1980s Movie Trivia #1

Answer these questions about the movies and movie stars of the 1980s.
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First submittedFebruary 5, 2015
Last updatedOctober 25, 2016
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What species lived on the forest moon of Endor?
Ewoks
What type of candy was blatantly advertised in "E.T."?
Reeses Pieces
What movie featured the song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"?
Dirty Dancing
Who haunted the children of Elm Street?
Freddy Kreuger
What disorder did Dustin Hoffman's character have in the movie "Rain Man"?
Autism
What was the name of the first Rambo movie?
First Blood
In what country was "My Neighbor Totoro" made?
Japan
Who starred opposite Meg Ryan in the movie "When Harry Met Sally"?
Billy Crystal
What movie featured a cute Mogwai named Gizmo?
Gremlins
What comedy franchise starred Steve Guttenburg and Bubba Smith?
Police Academy
What "pack" of actors included Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, and Rob Lowe?
The Brat Pack
What is the part of the Delorean time machine that makes time travel possible?
Flux Capacitor
Who was Sean Penn married to?
Madonna
What actor said "Beuller" in a monotonous voice?
Ben Stein
Besides Arnold Schwarzenegger, which future governor starred in "Predator"?
Jesse Ventura
What slimy substance did the ghosts in "Ghostbusters" leave a trail of?
Ectoplasm
In the movie "Wall Street" what did Gordon Gekko say was good?
Greed
Who was the villain in "Star Trek II"?
Khan
What fictional band sang a song about Stonehenge?
Spinal Tap
What actor played Euroterrorist Hans Gruber?
Alan Rickman
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level 82
Feb 5, 2015
I should've remembered Snape.
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level 80
Mar 11, 2015
Best. Decade. Ever.
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level 56
Mar 11, 2015
How do more people remember/know 'My Neighbour Totoro' than Hans Gruber from Die Hard?
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level 83
Mar 11, 2015
The name 'Totoro' sounds like it comes from the country, so is easy to guess.
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level 66
Feb 18, 2016
Am I the only one that thought Totoro sounded spanish?
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level 77
Jul 5, 2018
You are not the only one.
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level 77
Mar 11, 2015
It's only a 1% difference, but on the one hand you've got a country that virtually everybody has heard of, until recently the 2nd largest economy in the world, huge famous film industry, and a famous film made by probably their 2nd most famous filmmaker that you could guess just from the sound of the title where it was from... on the other hand... you've got an obscure character actor who has never had a leading role that I can recall. I'm actually surprised it's so close.
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level 76
Mar 13, 2015
Rickman had the lead in Truly, Madly, Deeply. The role of Severus Snape was written with him in mind and he played it SO well having been given secret information beforehand from Rowling. He's always been one of my favorite actors because of his versatility, from Colonel Brandon to Gruber to Snape to Alexander Dane of Galaxy Quest. He was also nominated twice for a Tony. His only role I didn't particularly care for was as the Sheriff of Nottingham which bordered on being corny IMHO. He is also incredibly sexy, but I can see how you guys might not remember him for that, Kalbahamut. :)
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level 77
Jan 27, 2017
I didn't say he was a poor actor, just that he's not exactly a famous leading man type. Never saw Truly, Madly, Deeply. Also, like I said you could just guess Japan randomly. Not so much Rickman.
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level 79
Sep 10, 2018
Ander, I can't believe you didn't mention "Love Actually". His role wasn't huge, but he did set Emma Thompson up for one of the best crying scenes ever.
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level 83
Mar 11, 2015
Remembering his face or the other roles he played is far different than remembering his name. Offhand, I could remember him as the Sherriff of Nottingham, Snape, Dr. Lazarus, Marvin the paranoid android, and Absolem the caterpillar. But for the life of me I couldn't remember his name. Japan, on the other hand, comes right to mind without even having to think about it.
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level 36
Mar 13, 2015
Alan Rickman played Colonel Brandon, the sexy man in Sense and Sensibility (the movie based on the Jane Austen novel for which the actress Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay) who rescues Kate Winslett's character..... It was so creepy to see him then play Professor Snape! OMG! Euroterrorists? Fine. But snarky greasey-haired Snape? Aaarrgghh!
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level 76
Mar 13, 2015
Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility is one of the best movies I've ever seen. He arranged every scene so that it could stand alone as a painting. Thompson did a great screenplay, injecting the subtle humor of Austen yet making the characters sympathetic without being maudlin. I've see it dozens of times yet I still chuckle every time I see Elinor quietly sitting at the foot of the stairs drinking her tea with the rest of her family wailing all around her in their bedrooms. And my heart breaks every time I see the unrequited love for Marianne in Colonel Brandon's eyes. RIckman played his part so well.
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level 61
Mar 11, 2015
I knew Gruber right away. I've never heard of "My Name is Totoro," but I got it on the first guess because it sounds very Japanese. So I'm sure a lot of people did the same.
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level 36
Mar 13, 2015
I never heard of that movie from Japan. Never. But Die Hard was impossible to escape. And they played the Euroterrorist America the first/best/egotistical explosion theme to death.
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level 61
Jan 29, 2017
I'm positive I tried Japan but it didn't take. I'm guessing there was a leftover letter in the answer box that made my guess wrong.
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level 45
Oct 10, 2017
I guess so.
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level 70
Mar 11, 2015
Isn't it "Bueller"?
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level 68
Jan 27, 2017
Yes, it should be Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?....
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level 44
Jan 28, 2017
Yep. Both Bueller and Krueger have their 'ue' the wrong way around.
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level 75
Mar 11, 2015
You should accept "KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!
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level 58
Mar 12, 2015
Do this by putting KHA+N in the typein generator. Then any number of 'A's will work.
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level ∞
Oct 25, 2016
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN will work now
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level 67
Jan 27, 2017
I'm super glad that you did this. It makes the quiz much more fun.
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level 77
Jun 13, 2019
dang it I missed one A
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level 56
Mar 11, 2015
Robin Wright was married to Sean Penn . . .
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level 83
Mar 11, 2015
Well, not in the 80's I guess.
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level 46
Mar 12, 2015
Wouldn't Asperger's be more accurate for Rain Man than Autism? Or an acceptable alternate answer? Technically, he really doesn't show all the characteristics of either symptom/disease.
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level 76
Mar 13, 2015
Aspergers syndrome is now considered an autism spectrum disorder.
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level 61
Jan 27, 2017
By 2017 definitions, his behavior seems more like Asberger's, but in the movie, a doctor explicitly states that it's autism.
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level 61
Jan 27, 2017
Wow, the spelling rules for Jesse Ventura are strict. I spelled his first name Jessie and it wouldn't take it.
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level 73
Jan 27, 2017
That should teach you to stick to last names :)
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level 79
Jan 27, 2017
The Arnold clue could also work for "The Running Man." That movie came out in 1987.
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level 53
Jan 28, 2017
Spinal Tap were a parody for sure but they were also an actual band as well , not really fictional.
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level 47
Jan 28, 2017
I agree. They played together often. Also, they played ONE song at Freddie Mercury's tribute,"Because Freddie would have wanted it that way"
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level 48
Oct 21, 2017
100% this is my wheelhouse decade...was 9 -18.