A period of movies and television ranging from the year 1980 to 1989. To be used on ID-questions or questions pertaining to the 80s in general, not for questions on individual movies or TV-shows.

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Woman mistakenly orders a hit on herself

It was a live action film set in the US. I saw the first part of it about 25 years ago on TV. I only saw the first part and am keen to watch the whole thing. The below scenes are all from the first ...
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Spy movie\thriller with stakeout van and laser beam?

I'm looking for the title of a movie I've seen in the 80s or early 90s. But all I remember of it are the following sequences: There was some sort of laser beam or beacon at night. A man and a ...
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Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?

I'm new to this community so I apologise if this type of question isn't permitted here. I've been watching a lot of older films lately (older, in this instance reads "circa 80's and 70's" and mainly ...
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Apprentice magician kidnaps people to turn them into human-shaped building blocks

I have a memory of watching a movie on TV when I was a kid. I wasn't familiar with anime at the time, but looking back I believe it was anime. I would have watched it sometime between 1982 and 1986 on ...
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Post apocalyptic movie with people living underground

I can not remember the movie title, but I am trying to find it for maybe 2 years. I am remembering only few scenes, could you please help me? The scenes are these, or so: It is a post apocalyptic ...
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What is the name of this Vietnam War-related movie?

I am looking for a name of a movie that takes place in Vietnam or is related to Vietnam War (a movie describing someone's memories from the Vietnam War). I remember that the plot was focused on a man ...
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Eighties movie featuring a destruction derby-scene, with a Darth Vader “doll” on roof of car (?)

Has anyone seen a movie featuring a scene with a destruction derby and a car with a life size Darth Vader doll on the roof? I may be mistaken, but I am wondering if there's a scene with an airplane ...
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1980s sci-fi show about a family transported through a pyramid?

I saw part of a show sometime in the 80s (early or late, I couldn't say) that I have been trying to remember for some time. Figured I never would, because no Google search I ever tried had ever ...
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Woman follows a man with a special camera around the world

This may be a movie from the 80s or 90s. The movie starts with the main actress driving her car, I believe somewhere in Italy, and she rides out of the city. On some mountain she crashed with some ...
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80s/early 90s animated movie with a brother and a sister eating forbidden food off a table [closed]

I've been trying to figure this one out forever! I was a child watching this movie and it has bothered me ever since. I've had this one image from the movie stuck in my head for a long time and I'm ...
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Sci-Fi show from the 80's - Does anyone remember what it was called?

I have been haunted by a Sci-Fi show from my past. It ran in the early to mid 80's and involved a large spaceship and its crew. I remember several things about the show vividly: In the first ...
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Help identifying a post-apocalyptic movie with a monster

The movie must be from the 80's maybe early 90's. All I can remember is that it is about a group of people (women and men, young as far as I can remember) wandering through a desert in some kind of ...
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Stalker thriller movie from 80s

Hi I'm trying to trace a film from the 1980s. A woman is being stalked by someone. Phone calls etc. I'm almost sure he's a murderer and is taking out her close friends and family one by one. During ...
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Seemingly tall man answers door but he's actually short

I'm trying to identify an 80's comedy that has a sketch in it along the following lines: A gent approaches a timber door, either at a castle or a large wooden factory door, he taps on it and a high ...
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673 views

80s sci-fi movie with “tank men”?

I vaguely recall seeing a movie in the 80s (which I assume was made in the 80s) and can't find any information about it. There were two "tank men" - they had the torsos and heads of men, but with ...
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80's Yakuza Film

I'm trying to remember the name of a film I haven't seen years. Here are the bits I can remember (its been a long time since I seen it so the details are lacking) It involves the Japanese Yakuza ...
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Ghost of dead husband tries to play Cupid for widow

I can only recall a few scenes and details from the movie :- 80's / 90's TV movie. Happy married couple, husband is a pilot (if not mistaken). Husband dies in a plane crash (if not mistaken). ...
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Air Force courier with deadly biological agent caught in hostage drama

I saw this on TV in, I believe, the early 80s. It's about a group of people that are being held hostage by kidnappers and among them is an Air Force officer that is acting as a secret courier for a ...
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80s/90s obscure movie taking place in boy's bedroom

My daycare provider played this movie for us and can't find anything about it online. What I remember: opening credits are animated but the movie is not. However the set is meant to appear ...
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What's this movie where prisoners escape from a train using a magic trick?

I remember seeing the trailer for this maybe 25 years ago: Some prisoners (probably war prisoners) plan an escape from a work camp. There was a train that took them to work. A guy did this trick ...
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Name that 80's educational TV show

Back in the 80's there was a really neat educational show on PBS in NY. I remember having to wake up just before 6 am to watch it on a weekday right before school. The episodes might have only been 15 ...
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Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers

I've got a random memory of a science fiction film from either the late 80s or early 90s. It's a fairly sketch memory but a few key points stick out: Aliens (that look human) travel to earth to stop ...
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Animated Movie about a boy stranded on a dinosaur-filled land

I don't remember too much, but for starters, if I'm not mistaken, I think I watched it after 2004, on like a Sunday Morning Block. Not sure how helpful that was, since the channel I watched it on ...
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Last scene: a man is killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him

In which movie is a man killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him? Also his friend is a dentist who starts to believe that the main character is involved in a conspiracy and then the ...
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Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?

When I was a child, we rented a children's movie one day from Jumbo Video during the 1980's. My mother slept through it, but my sister and I watched it. It was definitely animated, and may have been ...
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Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show

OK, I'm looking for this movie for a long time now but I don't remember much of it, I've seen it when I was a kid and it's stuck in my brain ever since. Now, here is what I remember: A family (I know ...
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273 views

Villain tracks henchmen chasing hero through a maze/labyrinth

I'm trying to ID a movie that I had caught the end of as a child. The specific scenes that I remember are a cat-and-mouse exchange between the protagonist and a couple of henchmen in a giant, ...
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Preteen boy travels to Africa to find his lost father

Early 80's movie. An American preteen boy (more generally of white race) decides to know why his father doesn't return from Africa (or maybe it was the Amazons... I remember tropical jungles) and ...
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Story about small girl,mother and 3 fathers

Story begins with 3 friends staying together and they have a women who stays with them as 1 of the 3 friends is the biological father of the child. All 3 friends take care of the child and lately 1 of ...
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Girl can stop time by pressing together her index fingers

What was the show in the 80s about a girl (I think Evie) who could stop time by pressing her index fingers together and she could talk to her dad through a glowing cube or crystal?
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“Rock TV” animated/live action series from the early to mid 80s

Riffling through my memory on another question, I was reminded of a series that aired in the States on broadcast (NBC, I think, though it may have been syndicated), probably Saturday mornings. I seem ...
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Russian pilot ejects over US, lives in some kind of bunker, befriends kids

As it says on the tin. Looking for, I believe, late 1980s, early 1990s movie about a Russian pilot who ejects over the US. He lives and hides out in some kind of concrete bunker, possibly some kind ...
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Looking for title of 80's thriller

I remember watching some probably R rated movie in the mid 80's when I was 6 or 7 on HBO but don't know the name of it. Here is all I can remember: Bad guys are chasing some small boy (maybe 11 or ...
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I'm looking for the name of a martial arts movie

I will be as specific as I can, but I highly doubt anyone will know the name of the movie I'm looking for. It is an old Martial arts movie, likely Kung Fu, so Chinese. I seen it as a kid in the late ...
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434 views

Identify a '80s sci-fi/horror movie

I'm trying to identify an old movie from a single scene. At that time I was a child, the movie seemed to be kind of a sci-fi/horror genre, my parents didn't let me see the whole movie, I just clearly ...
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Stripper assassin and a ghetto-blaster

The scene I remember is what looks like an older businessman is sitting behind a desk when a tall, statuesque blonde comes in and puts down a ghetto-blaster. She starts dancing/stripping to the music ...
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Kid develops a computer game in which he can shoot at the face of his bully [closed]

I'm looking for an american movie or TV show with a scene where a kid (possibly 9-13 years) uses his computer to develop a simple game (similar to Space Invaders). In that game the player shoots at a ...
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What 80's movie am I thinking of?

This is all I remember: There are Dwarf/Elves/Gnomes that resemble the ones from the Movie Legend w/ Tom Cruise. NOT GUMP the Fairy. The other ones and a guy who was with them. It was a 80's fantasy ...
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What movie is this clip from (70s-80s)?

I have this short clip from somewhere and remember wanting to see this film again but that was a long time a go so I don't even remember why or if it was actually good. Can someone recognize the movie ...
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A superhero called Ratchet Man with a robot sidekick

What movie was it, in the 80s or 90s, where Ratchet Man and his trusty R-2 disarm a bomb, foil the bad guys, and save the day? R-2 was a robot, pretty sure in the movie he was named R-2. Ratchet Man ...
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Boy turns into car and back again…?

I remember ages ago back in the 80's when everything was still cool and Optimus Prime was still voiced by Peter Cullen... But there was another cartoon which although was somewhat crazy in concept ...
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Boy comes back from the dead to date girl

It's an old movie maybe 80's or so. I can only remember these parts: Scene: In this movie I remember a scene where this dude likes a chick, I think this part is inside a store, and there's a thief ...
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Trying to find an Alright on the Night episode

I've been trying to discover which UK (It'll be) Alright on the Night episode, from the 1980s, featured a clip of a TV presenter's voice introducing a prison drama, which then cuts to some kids ...
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Children's TV show with magic mirror where animated scenes happened in the mirror

I'm trying to identify an 80's -early 90's children's show I had on VHS. The things I remember about this show are: Mirror - A magic mirror was an element to the story. Someone would "find" the ...
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People knock down a wall and find a pot full of an evil dormant creature

When I was a child, I saw a film on TV that scared me to death. All I can remember is some people knocked down a wall in a house and inside the wall they found one or more pots, and inside these pots ...
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Sci-Fi movie where woman flies a ship through a star

My best guess is that this is an 80s or early 90s film. It could be earlier than the 80s, but definitely no later than the early 90s. All I can recall from the movie was that there was a very intense ...
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Cop from space looking for escaped prisoner who can regrow limbs (hand)

80s-90s sci-fi movie: Cop from space, looking for an escaped prisoner. In one scene the prisoner rips off his hand while in handcuffs. He later regenerate the hand and it becomes a orange-ish color. ...
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Possibly 1980's movie featuring clowns and a pet monkey

I need help identifying an unknown movie from the 1980's I seen when I was a kid. The only scenes I remember were 2 men (a white man and black man) and a kid (might be the white man's child?) ...
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Kid hides in spaceship bound for the moon

This is an American film about a boy whose father is an astronaut and is going to the moon, or something like that. The kid doensn't want to be left behind and sneaks onboard the shuttle/spacecraft. ...
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Identify military comedy movie/tv series - scene

I am looking for the title of army/military comedy movie/tv series I think it was from around 80s. I remember only one scene from it, I think it was from the intro or beginning of the movie. The ...