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1980s Movies Trivia Fun Facts

Are you ready to discover the top 10 coolest fun facts of the 1980s?

Discover fun facts and important information you would (really) want to know about the 80s decade of movies.


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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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As Michael Keaton landed the role of Batman, fans had protested when it was announced. The studio, Warner Bros., received a total of 50,000 hate letters.

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Horror films popularized 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 because of Pneumonia.

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These blockbuster films have greatly influenced other films of similar genres. Because of 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 shows girls as the busters.

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John Hughes started to write 16 candles when he received the headshot of Molly Ringwald and did 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. For the set, 10,000 books were donated by the Chicago Public Library to dress it.

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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 were his great grandfather, grandfather, and father, who were all interested in the paranormal. The director, Ivan Reitman, voiced two characters, Silmer and Zuul.

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