#70. Three O’Clock High
Sometimes the simplest stories are the best. Buddy Revell doesn’t like to be touched. Is that too much to ask?
69. The ‘Burbs
Once upon a time Tom Hanks and Corey Feldman could share the screen in a Joe Dante movie. What a glorious time it was.
68. Dream a Little Dream
Speaking of Corey Feldman, let us pause to mark the occasion of the first appearance of The Coreys on our Countdown. Dream a Little Dream is a strange flick who’s plot is basically nonsense but we do get a “Corey-ographed” dance sequence that may be the greatest thing ever filmed:
And Michael Damain’s Rock On still rocks:
The lowest concept of Tom Cruise’s 80s mega hits, Cocktail is all about Cruise’s charm. Literally no other actor pulls this scene off:
The entire bar stops to listen to a terrible poem, there’s apparently only 2 bartenders for a 1000 people and when they are finally able to order a drink the bartenders spend 10 minutes tossing around bottles to make 1 drink. This bar would either go out of business after one night or there’d be a full scale riot as dudes wait an hour to get a Bud Light.
66. Brewster’s Millions
The plot of this movie is genius. Could you spend $30 million in 30 days to get $300 million? The catch – you can’t retain any assets at the end of the 30 days. Richard Pryor and John Candy as minor league pitcher-catcher duo is perfect and so is just about everything else in this flick. Is John Candy the most underrated/forgotten star of the 80s? Sadly I think he is.