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2017 anniversaries: These '80s movies turn 30 next year

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Who out there is betting 2016 to be over? Wow, everyone raised a hand. And yes, with all the traumatic events of the current year still casting a dark shadow over us, it’s time to look ahead to 2017, which will be full of some big 30th anniversaries for ‘80s fans. Today, let's tackle the movies. 

Believe it or not, 1987 wasn’t a HUGE year for iconic movies. The top box office draw in North America was … Three Men and a Baby?!? Released Nov. 25, 1987, Three Men and a Baby  starred Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson as three happy bachelors whose lives are suddenly thrown askew when a mystery baby shows up at their doorstep. For those of us who hate Hollywood remakes, it should be noted that Three Men and a Baby is a remake of a 1985 French movie Trois hommes et un couffin (or "Three Men and a Cradle.")

It might not be the most quoted film of the ‘80s - can anyone quote a single line? - but critics and audiences still liked it; the film would eventually gross $168 million at the box office.

Other more ’80s-feeling films celebrating 30th anniversaries in 2017 include: 

  • Mannequin (Feb. 13),
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (Feb. 27), 
  • Lethal Weapon (March 6), 
  • Raising Arizona (March 6), 
  • The Secret of My Success (April 10), 
  • The Untouchables (June 2), 
  • Spaceballs (June 26), 
  • Innerspace (July 1), 
  • The Lost Boys (July 31), 
  • Moonstruck (Dec. 16), 
  • Can’t Buy Me Love (Aug. 14), 
  • Dirty Dancing (Aug. 21), 
  • The Princess Bride (Sept. 25), 
  • Hiding Out (Nov. 6), 
  • The Running Man (Nov. 13), 
  • Planes Trains and Automobiles (Nov. 25), 
  • Wall Street (Dec. 11).


[Last modified: Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:59am]


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