Scenes From Movies of the Eighties, Movies Beginning with C
What was the most memorable scene from an eighties movie? Was it when the
Blues Brothers make an impossible leap over the drawbridge, or was it when
Bender in the Breakfast Club leads the group through the deserted school
corridors while trying to avoid getting caught? Whatever the reason, whatever
the scene, let me know and I'll share it with everyone else.
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The funniest scene in Caddyshack (and quite possibly the funniest single scene in cinema) is the late-night conversation between Ty and Carl. From "Was that your ball I heard rambling through here?" to "You know, cinch bugs, you know, manganese. A lot of people don't even know what that means," the interaction has a severe case of the funny.
"Elihu...will you please come here and loofah my stretchmarks?"
Al Czerzik (Rodney Dangerfield) drops the anchor of his enormous motor yacht straight into Judge Smalz's newly christened sloop. With the Judge fuming aboard the sinking sloop, Al says "Hey Judge, your dinghy scratched my anchor!"
Ronald is sitting at a lunch table alone the Monday after being ratted out, and the girl comes up to him and says "Didn't you take economics? You could have had me for $49.95"
My favorite scene is at the end of the movie when Cindy has paid him back the money and he is driving off on the lawnmower. Cindy gets in a convertible with her friends. He just hangs his head and rounds the corner. Then you hear the tires screech as Cindy jumps out and yells "Ronald!" He stops, and she gets on the back of the mower. He asks her to prom and then they kiss and ride off into the sunset. I love that movie it's sooo sweet.
I also like the part in this movie when he takes her to the airplane graveyard and they look at the moon through a homemade telescope. Its so romantic.
It would have to be the one where Jeff and Mel's Charger is ordered to pull over, and Mel comes out with the killer excuse: "Well, I'd love to stop, officer, but we ain't got no brakes". Seeing the road narrow ahead, he goes for the brakes, and follows up with: "Shit, Jeff, we ain't got no brakes!" Their car promptly flies off a bridge in flames.
When Mel Tillis and Terry Bradshaw try to evade the police in their stock car by finding Mel's secret hiding place. When they pull into the parking lot, the hood pops open and they wind up driving into the pool.
The scene the cat is chasing the monster in the little girl's room and he chased it onto the record player and turns it on. You hear "Every Breath You Take" and the girl yells: "Play it faster!" So the cat turns up the speed and it sounds like chipmunks singing!
After throwing a small rubber ball into the water while standing on a large bridge, George C. Scott returns home, hangs up his coat, and turns to see the "same" ball bouncing down the main stairs towards him...
Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers
Tommy Chong tells the princess he has to tell her something. He leans in close and screams into her ear. He then repeats the action. We then find out he's screaming because Cheech is being tortured by the jailer and Chong is feeling his pain.
When William Hurt's students are lipsynching the song "Boomerang" for the fall festival and the one when William Hurt saw Marlee Matlin in the school dance (with the song by the Pointer Sisters on the background).
The scene in the garage where the main character discovers that Christine is self aware. He is standing alone in front of Christine in the dark empty garage and says to the car "show me" to which Christine responds by suddenly turning on her high beams.
When the aunt is sitting by the Christmas tree and asks what that squeaky noise is and the uncle responds "You couldn't hear a dump truck drive through a nitro glicerine plant."
When the Clark tries a hare-brained scheme to steer away from the truck with the ski's in it, he drives under a truck. He tries to steer, but bark falls on the car, and Ellen says "Clark! You're stuck under a truck!" Clark's attempt to steer under the car sends them into a snow bank, which sends the car flying into the Christmas Tree Lot.
Clark goes off into a rant, screaming: "I'm gonna look him straight in the eye, and I'm gonna tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, fore-flushing, dickless, hopeless, dirt eating, inbread, bug-eyed, bull legged sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! HOLY SHIT! Where's the Tylenol?!"
When the family is getting ready to leave early and Clarks finds out. He starts yelling,"...when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down the chimney...he'll find the happiest bunch of assholes this side of the nut house!"
Coglan and Bryan have fallen out because Coglan slept with Bryan's girlfiend. Years later he sees Bryan working a bar in Jamaica and when he is not looking says "Hey Bartender, you know how to pour a redeye?" and Bryan (Tom Cruise) turns round looking anything but surprised. This scene is great because the two guys act as though they had spoke only minutes before and nothing had ever happened between them.
When the badguys try to stick up the place and everybody starts pointing their guns at them, that was hilarious.
Creepers (aka Phenomena)
When the evil lady headmaster is about kill Jennifer Connelly, the monkey of one of her victims slices the villianess' face off with a razor blade.
The alien furballs known as Crites just destroyed the Brown's farm and they just laugh away..... until one notices a sitck of dynamite and says in English, "Uh Oh!" I notice they do this in the first three movies.
This is the scene when Mick and Sue are walking in New York and they are approached by some men with a knife to mug them. This is when Nick says, "That's not a knife. This is a knife."
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