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Old 08-02-2010, 06:02 AM   #1
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Talking Your Favorite Rare and Forgotten 80's Movies

A place to discuss your favorite rare and forgotten 80's movies that you loved as a kid. Not another place to discuss all the really popular titles like BTTF or Predator, but the lesser known movies you remember that many may have forgotten. If like me you where alive in the 80's that is. I have so many memories of favorite kids movies from this time period. Let me kick things off with an old favorite.

Fuzzbucket (1986)
I remember watching this movie all the time at my grandma's house in the early 90's I had that tape on constant loop. It's funny what movies will just pop into your head after 20 years. Anybody else remember Fuzz Bucket??

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Fuzz Bucket is a 1986 film directed by Mick Garris starring Chris Hebert as a young Michael Gerber and Phil Fondacaro as his invisible friend, Fuzzbucket. The films also stars Joe Regalbuto as Michael's dad, Wendy Phillips as his mother, Robyn Lively as his older sister, and the late John Vernon as the Principal.

In a world where 12 year old Michael Gerber has no friends, he finds that sometimes, the best friendships come from within. Michael is an awkward young boy who is about to start junior high and has no real friends. His only companion is an imaginary friend he calls Fuzzbucket. In the first act of the film, both the viewer and every character except Michael is left to make the assumption that Fuzzbucket is an imaginary friend. When Michael cooks up a strange, green concoction for his friend to drink, Fuzzbucket turns visibile again. Astonished to see Fuzzbucket for the first time, young Michael becomes overjoyed. His newly visible friend exuberantly leaps around Michael's treehouse in celebration. The two friends share a heartfelt moment in his treehouse when Fuzzbucket traces their hands with crayons, a ceremony that makes them blood brothers. At Fuzzbucket's urgent request for "Toons! Toons!" Michael switches on his television and the two sit together watching classic cartoons, and they soon drift off to sleep. Hours later, Fuzzbucket wakens and insists on knowing the time. He urgently cries to Michael, "How many clocks? How many clocks!?" Fearing that if he doesn't make it back home in time he will turn invisible again, only this time it will be forever. Fuzzbucket leaps out of the treehouse and to escapes into the woods. Michael, afraid of losing his one and only friend, takes off after him.

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So I believe it was an 80's flick as this is my childhood years and we had HBO. There was a movie in which the star was a male cop or detective something similar. He has some type of accident or something of that nature causes him to have superpowers, (imagine that) anyway he's awesome, unstoppable, brilliant...until he sees the color red. He's then rendered powerless until... I can't remember much else but this has bothered me for years that I can't remember the name. Anyone out there that can help me out?
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My brother and I used to watch Masters of the Universe all the time. It's a really fun film
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So I believe it was an 80's flick as this is my childhood years and we had HBO. There was a movie in which the star was a male cop or detective something similar. He has some type of accident or something of that nature causes him to have superpowers, (imagine that) anyway he's awesome, unstoppable, brilliant...until he sees the color red. He's then rendered powerless until... I can't remember much else but this has bothered me for years that I can't remember the name. Anyone out there that can help me out?

Super Fuzz (1980)
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Dave Speed was just an ordinary cop, until the day he was caught in a nuclear blast. He had been investigating a case on a former Indian reservation located near a military shooting range, when a missile exploded. Dave was exposed to a radioactive red powder, and from that day forward, he became the most powerful cop on the force, as long as he didn't see the color red. If he did, he lost all his super powers. He used his powers to thwart a notorious counterfeiting ring alongside his partner, Sgt. Willie Dunlop, even surviving execution attempts after being framed for murder.
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Ok here's another one, also one my grandma showed me, and this was my introduction to the awesome NPH, as well as Thora Birch (pictured) and Ned Beatty, when I was about 5 years old.

The Purple People Eater (1988)
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When young Billy Johnson (Neil Patrick Harris) plays the novelty song, a flying purple one-eyed one-horned alien from outer space appears and helps him and an elderly couple (Ned Beatty and Shelley Winters) from being evicted by their greedy landlord while joining a rock n' roll band.
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Wow as soon as I saw the pic for Fuzzbucket I totally remeber watching it as a kid but for the life of me don't remember a thing about it.


How about Mac and Me







or Flight of the Navigator.


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Wow as soon as I saw the pic for Fuzzbucket I totally remeber watching it as a kid but for the life of me don't remember a thing about it. How about Mac and Me or Flight of the Navigator.
All I really remember about Fuzzbucket was the green goo that he drank to turn visible again. I couldn't remember much else. I believe my grandma still has the VHS she recorded this on in in 1987 lol. I should get her to send it to me, but than I'd have to buy a VCR.

As for Mac and Me, yeah I used to love that when I was a kid, my parents always told me Mac was ET's cousin so I thought that was true. I actually found that movie on DVD at a pawn shop a few years ago and gave it to my buddies little girl. She loved it and everytime I came over she made us all watch it lol. It is quite horrible to see now, but was very amusing when I was really little.

Flight of the Navigator, yet AGAIN another movie my grandma introduced me too. Basically she showed me every really fun movie of the 80's when I was a kid, and I still have very fond memories of watching them all with her.
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Thanks for jolting my memory Wyldeman. When you posted "Fuzzbucket" for some reason I thought that movie had the title "Fuzz" in it but wasn't sure. Thanks again!
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Thanks for jolting my memory Wyldeman. When you posted "Fuzzbucket" for some reason I thought that movie had the title "Fuzz" in it but wasn't sure. Thanks again!
I have a very extensive knowledge of all children's cartoons and movies of the 1980's for some reason that has just never purged itself from my memory.
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Really, nobody else out there is into obscure or forgotten by most 1980's movies? I find that impossible.
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Films from the 80's that people never seem to remember till I mention them (because I love them) would include:

Alligator 1980
Great creature feature about a gator in the sewers.
Condorman 1981
Bond spoof of sorts.
The Year of living Dangerously 1982
Gibson and Weaver in a little known film which is rarely mentioned today.
BMX Bandits 1983
Nicole Kidman's first role at 16 and hot pants.
Invasion USA 1985
Chuck Norris at his best.
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985
This used to give me nightmares.
My best friend is a Vampire 1988
Good silly comedy from the decade.
Maniac Cop 1988
Good horror/slasher film from the decade of slashers.
Young Einstein 1989
Everyone hates this film apart from me.

Might not be so obscure like Mac and Me (which I still own) but of the top of my head, these are some of the films from the 80's which when I mention them, I get blank looks. All of these films I have on one format or another and are mini classics that watch if you can.
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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
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Films from the 80's that people never seem to remember till I mention them (because I love them) would include:

The Year of living Dangerously 1982
Gibson and Weaver in a little known film which is rarely mentioned today.
BMX Bandits 1983
Nicole Kidman's first role at 16 and hot pants.
My best friend is a Vampire 1988
Good silly comedy from the decade.

Might not be so obscure like Mac and Me (which I still own) but of the top of my head, these are some of the films from the 80's which when I mention them, I get blank looks. All of these films I have on one format or another and are mini classics that watch if you can.
These where favorite of mine too. Along with BMX bandits, you can't forget the epic 1989 Christian Slater film Gleaming the Cube! I probably watched this movie 40 times during my childhood and early teenage years. I really wish I'd kept it now.....

And another great film from the same year:

The Wizard

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Super Fuzz (1980)


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One of my all time favorite childhood movies.

I even had a black suitcase filled with handmade ninja weapons under my bed.

I dressed as a ninja and snuck out of the window to hide in the bushes somewhere in the middle of the night.

Those were the days...
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some good ones have been posted here. & ones i've never even heard of. some of my favorites? one of them is 'Transylvania 6-5000" which i have on DVD. i just watched it a couple week back as a matter of fact. & i still love it. as an adult. Roger Corman also did some great flix during this time. so did "New World" after he sold it in (1983) "Heathers" (1989) being one of them.


i love "Gleaming The Cube" & i still love the film. even if "C. Slater" isn't really anyone anymore if ya think about it.

& "Flight of the navigator' which has a kick ass sdtk if i'm not mistaken is also produced by "Roger Corman's wife i believe his wife "Julie Corman"
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Back To School 1986
The Money Pit 1986
ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark 1988
Without A Clue 1988
UHF 1989

A few new classics to add to the list
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I always enjoyed

My Science Project (1985)
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I, of course, probably don't still feel the same way about all of these movies now.

Band of the Hand (1986)


Big Shots (1987)


The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)


Cloak and Dagger (1984)


D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)


Disorderlies (1987)


Dragonslayer (1981)


Dream a Little Dream (1989)


Explorers (1985)


The Heavenly Kid (1985)


Hiding Out (1987)


The Ice Pirates (1984)


Johnny Dangerously (1984)


Little Monsters (1989)


Moving Violations (1985)


Rad (1986)


Real Men (1985)


Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)


Space Camp (1986)


The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)


The Worst Witch (1986)


The Wrong Guys (1988)

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here's a few animated movies that comes to mind:

Flight of Dragons and Light Years
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