It’s that time of the week again! Time to listen to your three favorite film geeks gush, gloat and occasionally obliterate every film released in 1985! Every Friday, you’re invited to follow along as the boys review every film released on the corresponding week in 1985. Click the slider below and you’ll be transported back in time, a time when Madonna ruled the airwaves, Stephen King ruled the bookshelves and Axel Foley ruled the box office. We’re taking you back to the decade of big hair, big shoulders and big, memorable movies (and you don’t even need a DeLorean!). So sit back and prepare to have your mind blown as
With your hosts Scott Davis, Austin Kennedy and Jesse Hoheisel
On this week’s show:
GOTCHA! — A young college student is hoping that a trip to Europe will broaden his horizons and improve his luck with women. He meets a seductive woman who takes him into East Germany, not realizing that he will be leaving without the girl, with some incriminating evidence and with KGB agents hot on his trail.
Director: Jeff Kanew. Starring: Anthony Edwards, Linda Fiorentino.
Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. Watch trailer.
PRIVATE RESORT — Two young people vacation at a posh resort in order to get laid, because that’s apparently the only reason why anyone vacationed during the 1980s. A lot of screwball antics ensue, revolving around their quest for poon and a shady character trying to steal a diamond.
Director: George Bowers. Starring: Johnny Depp, Rob Morrow.
Rated R. 82 minutes. Watch trailer.
LITTLE TREASURE — An aging stripper travels to Mexico to reconnect with her dying, estranged father. Before he passes away, he tells her of a fortune from a bank robbery which he buried in a ghost town in New Mexico. She falls for an American living south of the border and together, the two try and make a life together while searching out the buried treasure.
Director: Alan Sharp. Starring: Margot Kidder, Ted Danson.
Rated R. 95 minutes.
MOVERS & SHAKERS — Walter Matthau plays a washed-up Hollywood producer who makes a promise to his ailing mentor to produce a film based on the sex manual “Love & Sex.” The studio buys the title but doesn’t want to make a sex picture. Instead, Matthau hires Charles Grodin and an off-kilter director to make an upbeat film that celebrates love.
Director: William Asher. Starring: Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin.
Rated PG. 80 minutes.
ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE — Based on the stories of Grace Paley, this anthology features three stories featuring women trying to deal with life on their own. One women deals with the exit of her deadbeat husband. Another deals with her ex-husband exerting influence over her father. And a middle-aged woman has an affair with a younger man.
Directors: Mirra Bank, Ellen Hovde. Starring: Ellen Barkin, Kevin Bacon.
Not rated. 104 minutes.
CAVEGIRL — A chubby, put-upon archeology nerd (Daniel Roebuck) slips through a time portal while investigating a cave with his class. He wakes up in prehistoric times where he quickly meets an incredibly cute cavebabe (Cynthia Ann Thompson). The nerd then has to prove his manhood among the cavepeople and try to get in the girl’s furry bikini bottom.
Director: David Oliver. Starring: Daniel Roebuck, Cynthia Thompson.
Rated R. 86 minutes. Watch trailer.
CODE OF SILENCE — Chuck Norris plays an honest cop among a Chicago police force that seems to stick up for their own shortcomings more than fighting crime. When a mob war starts thanks to a botched hit and the “blood for blood” mentality that follows, Norris is the only one who seems able to protect a young girl from being targeted.
Director: Andrew Davis. Starring: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva.
Rated R. 101 minutes. Watch trailer.
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