July 19, 2009

"The Ultimate 80s Movie Quiz"

Sorry, we've been away from the blog so long, but in our defense, it was our first lapse in over 6 months. Anyway, now that we're back, prepare to take The Ultimate 80s Movie Quiz!

A word of warning, this quiz is not for the faint of heart. None of these questions are easy, so unless you've seen the movie in question multiple times, you're gonna have a tough time. And while some of the answers can be found by Google-ing, for others, the internet won't help you at all.

Lastly, for questions marked with an asterisk, the answer can be found somewhere in a post on this blog (browse the site or use the search tool if you like.)

Good luck!


  1. What high school do the guys in Porky’s attend?

  2. While presenting at the Oscars, actress Kim Basinger scolded the Academy for failing to nominate this 1989 film for Best Picture.

  3. To date, cast members from Fast Times at Ridgement High have earned this many Academy Award nominations.

  4. Which co-star of The Legend of Billie Jean is best known for voice characterizations on a popular TV series?

  5. “Two dollars!” is a line repeated in which 1985 teen comedy?

  6. “The Sorels” are a fictional singing group in this movie.*

  7. In the 1987 comedy Summer School, what was the character Chainsaw’s real name (not the real name of the actor)?

  8. In All the Right Moves, Brian (Christopher Penn) gets a scholarship to play football at what college?

  9. This guitarist in a popular 80s band had a cameo delivering a singing telegram in a 1986 comedy. Name the person and the movie.

  10. Laurence Fishbourne plays the same character in the movie Hoodlum as he does in this 1984 film.

  11. On the current TV show Chuck, Tony Hale plays the Buy More’s efficiency expert Emmett Milbarge, which is a mash-up of two characters’ names from this 1985 film.*

  12. Complete these character pairings from Top Gun:
    - Maverick and __________
    - Iceman and ___________
    - __________ and Wolfman

  13. What’s the brand of the lawnmower Kevin Bacon and his neighbors argue over in She’s Having a Baby?

  14. In Die Hard, what does Chief Robinson (Paul Gleason) say after the two Agent Johnsons’ helicopter is shot down?

  15. In Back to School, Thornton Mellon (Rodney Dangerfield) recites a poem by this author:
    - Kurt Vonnegut
    - Robert Frost
    - Dylan Thomas
    - Longfellow

  16. This 1982 film featured Matt Dillon and Emilio Estevez and was based on a book by S.E. Hinton*

  17. This mid-80s film had the same title as a Beatles song and starred Keanu Reeves.

  18. This actress was originally cast as Vicki Vale in Tim Burton’s Batman, then later feuded with the director when she was passed over for the role of Catwoman in the sequel.

  19. At the beginning of Back to the Future, who has a cameo as the faculty member that rejects Marty’s band because they’re “too darn loud.”

  20. “Isn't that just like a wop? Brings a knife to a gun fight.” is a line from what 80s gangster film?
    - Scarface
    - Once Upon a Time in America
    - The Untouchables

  21. This film was the first theatrical release from Tri-Star Pictures.*

  22. What 80s film starring Carl Weathers was also the name of a popular toy from the 1970s?

  23. In Caddyshack, Ty (Chevy Chase) tells Danny he had a college roommate named ________________.

  24. In On Golden Pond, what’s the name of the fish Henry Fonda has been trying to catch for years?

  25. In A Fish Called Wanda, Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) can’t resist when Otto (Kevin Kline) speaks this language:
    - Spanish
    - Portuguese
    - French
    - Italian

  26. In The Natural, what team does Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) play for?*

  27. The forgotten 1981 film Neighbors features John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and what other Saturday Night Live alumnus.

  28. "The Duke of New York" is a character in this film.

  29. In The Naked Gun, what’s the name of the opera singer Frank Drebbin (Leslie Neilsen) impersonates?

  30. What actor and martial artist had one of their first onscreen roles in 1984’s Breakin’?*
    - Jean Claude Van Damme
    - Steven Seagal
    - Chuck Norris
    - Michelle Yeoh
    - Cynthia Rothrock

  31. This 1987 comedy was remade years later with the title Love Don’t Cost a Thing.

  32. In Diner, Boogie (Mickey Rourke) makes a bet he can get his date to "touch his pecker” in the movie theater. What’s his date’s name and what movie are they watching?

  33. In Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, this Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress plays a student who explains to the teacher (Ben Stein) why Ferris is absent.

  34. What was so unusual about the animal ridden by Tanya Roberts in 1984's Sheena?

  35. In Youngblood, how many hockey goals did Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe) supposedly score in the junior leagues?

  36. In Airplane, what’s Johnny’s response when McCroskey (Lloyd Bridges) tells him, “The fog is getting thicker.”

  37. List all of the James Bond movies released in the 1980s.

  38. What reality TV star had a role in the 1984’s Up the Creek?

  39. In 1986’s Aliens, which character dies first:
    - Apone
    - Hicks
    - Newt
    - Dietrich
    - Vazquez

  40. In A Christmas Story, what does the secret Little Orphan Annie message turn out to be?

  41. In No Way Out, Kevin Costner's character Tom Farrell is actually a Russian operative named ______________.

  42. In 48 Hours, what song does Reggie (Eddie Murphy) sing in his jail cell?

  43. In the early 80s this actor came out of 20+ year retirement to play a role in a Best Picture nominee. Name the actor and the movie.

  44. In Terms of Endearment, Jack Nicholson plays Garrett Breedlove, a retired
    - baseball player
    - college professor
    - tennis instructor
    - astronaut

  45. The 1985 film Visionquest featured this hit by Madonna:
    - "Into the Groove"
    - "Dress You Up"
    - "Papa Don’t Preach"
    - "Crazy for You"
    - "Borderline"

  46. “It can't be bargained with, it can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and it absolutely will not stop… ever… until you are dead.” is from what film?

  47. The story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry is recounted in what film?*

  48. According to Conan the Barbarian, what is best in life?

  49. What's the name of the male stripper in Bachelor Party?

  50. In When Harry Met Sally, who plays the woman with the classic line, "I'll have what she's having."

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