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1980s Movies Trivia Fun Facts

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80s movie trivia quiz Fun Facts

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Characters Andie and Duckie were supposed to end up together in the original ending. However, test audiences hated it, so it was reshot where Blane and Andie ended up together.
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Fans protested when it was announced that Michael Keaton had landed the role of Batman. The studio, Warner Bros., received a total of 50,000 hate letters.
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Horror films became popular here in the 80s. Because these were all great horror films, remakes have been done for these films, like the one made for Poltergeist.
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Famous stars of the 80s, Sarah Jessica Parker, Laura Dern, Helena Bonham Carter, and Marisa Tomei all auditioned to play the role of Sarah. Director Jim Henson died due to pneumonia.
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These blockbuster films have greatly influenced other films of similar genres. Due to the success of the films, remakes and sequels were made just like for Star Wars.
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The Ghostbusters remake wasn't as successful as the original 80s film. The latest remake featured a new version that cast women as the Ghostbusters.
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John Hughes started to write 16 Candles when he received a headshot of Molly Ringwald and finished it over the weekend. John Hughes liked Ringwald's face and liked her kindred spirit.
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The library where the group spent detention is actually a converted high school gymnasium. Ten thousand books were donated by the Chicago Public Library to dress the set.
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The first Star Wars film was released in the year 1977. The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019) are two of the latest Star Wars movies.
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What inspired the writer Dan Aykroyd to write Ghostbusters was his great grandfather, grandfather, and father, who were all interested in the paranormal. The director, Ivan Reitman, voiced two characters, Silmer and Zuul.