Every Sunday growing up my father would turn on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off before promptly falling asleep in his armchair, and that’s how I discovered Mia Sara. So, with everything going for her as a young spark with a quickly growing flame, why did she seemingly burn out?
Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop is a masterpiece of not just an action sci-fi film, but a satiric take on law enforcement and standards for justice in America. While it’s iconic in its own right because of the clever writing and direction by Verhoeven, the Dutch director did have some misunderstandings when it came to English colloquialisms.
In the heyday of the 1980s and early 1990s, Cynthia Rhodes was a radiant star who illuminated the silver screen with her exceptional talent, electrifying performances, and a captivating presence.
In the golden era of martial arts cinema, a few names stood out, casting long shadows over the silver screen. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li are often the first to come to mind.
But for those who delved deeper into the genre, another name was equally unforgettable: Bolo Yeung. With his chiseled physique, menacing glare and his roles in classics like “Enter the Dragon” and “Bloodsport,” Yeung became a household name in the 1970s and 1980s.
The 80s were a time when comedies were phenomenal, and in 1986, there was one film that broke the box office. If you liked action, crocodiles, and Australian accents, then Crocodile Dundee was your favorite movie that year. Based on Rod Ansell’s real-life survival in the Australian Northern Territory, the movie moved Paul Hogan to leading man status and brought newbie actress Linda Kozlowski instant stardom. Did Linda use her newfound celebrity to create a long-lasting acting career? Let’s find out what happened after Kozlowski starred in the record-breaking film.
Sean Young probably isn’t a household name for many people other than massive Blade Runner fans. She was poised to take over Hollywood at one point though, believe it or not.
Gedde Watanabe is a comedian and actor best known for his roles in the 80s teen movie, Sixteen Candles.
You may not remember his name, but his face is unforgettable. Michael Schoeffling was the epitome of an 80s hunk – tall, dark, handsome, and brooding.
You may remember Daryl Hannah as an orange-tailed mermaid in the hit film Splash. Or perhaps her name brings to mind images of her as a one-eyed assassin in the American martial arts film Kill Bill. Whatever your memories of Hannah are, you may begin to realize that you haven’t seen her on television or film lately.
Some actors are notable for their distinct appearances in numerous cult films. Mark Holton is an excellent example and is best known for his work in the 1980s and in movies like Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Teen Wolf.
“Don’t you forget about me.”
If you’re the right age or just a movie aficionado, those words likely invoke the image of Judd Nelson triumphantly pumping his fist up to the sky at the end of the classic film The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club cast was full of ‘80s icons; one of them being Ally Sheedy.
We have been obsessed with the superhero movie genre since the dawn of time, but we have to thank the DC universe of the 80s for paving the way. In the Superman line of the universe, the fourth installment finally gave women a chance to kick but in the 1984 film Supergirl.
The star who played Superman’s cousin would be then-unknown actress Helen Slater. At only 21 years old, Helen flew onto our screens to start her career. Has Slater been using her powers for good ever since? Let’s see if Helen Slater is as super now as she was decades ago.