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2055348 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2007-09-10 19:41:54.0 UTC 2007-09-10T15:41:54.000-04:00 content/bad-boys-no-other-val-dude-can-touch-me published 2010-06-09 18:25:08.0 UTC 2010-06-09T14:25:08.000-04:00 drupal 48091 When it comes to villainous boyfriends, it's hard to top 80s movies for rich material. In fact, just take about any John Hughes movie and find the boy with the strangest names (Steff? Blaine? Hardy?). Or any character played by Rob Lowe (although he really hit his stride in the '90s). Voila! Instant boyfriend/villain. Sometimes the true evil of a boyfriend is hidden behind the big, toothy grins ("Maverick," "Danny Noonan") or a beach-friendly mop of boyishly blond hair ("Tommy" and "Rick" -- talkin' about you here.) So stick with me as I lay out... THE TERRIBLE TEN: Worst movie boyfriends from the 80s Heathers' "Jason Dean" (Christian Slater): Usually when your boyfriend starts offing your friends and plots to blow up the school, it's time to take a step back. "Our love is God, let's go get a Slushie." About Last Night's "Danny Martin" (Rob Lowe): Who breaks up with Demi Moore on New Year's Eve to go back to dating married women with children? Apparently just Rob Lobe. "He is a better human being than that bitch on wheels you've got for a friend!" Caddyshack's "Danny Noonan" (Michael O'Keefe): Looks helpless enough, but then ditches Maggie for Lacey Underall. OK, so maybe he's not that bad. St. Elmo's Fire's "Alec Newbary" (Judd Nelson): Has sex with "nameless, faceless many" -- and says so to his girlfriend Leslie in front of an entire party. (And yet, somehow, former podcast co-host Cathy Wos thinks Rob Lowe is the most evil person in the movie.) Some Kind of Wonderful's "Hardy Jenns" (Craig Sheffer): You can say that "Steff" from "Pretty in Pink" is the ultimate John Hughes villain, but I thought he was a semi-respectful boyfriend. Not so with Hardy. At least we're left to ponder if Duncan really does scramble his face. "Look, I'm perfectly willing to forget this. Okay? I see no reason in carrying this on any longer." Top Gun's "Maverick" (Tom Cruise): Tries to seduce Kelly McGillis in a bathroom, shows up late for dinner -- unshowered -- after "boys day at the beach" and then leaves suddenly without clearing the dishes. I guess we know why Nicole Kidman isn't losing any sleep. "That's right! Ice... man. I am dangerous." Arthur's "Arthur Bach" (Dudley Moore): Still one of the classic performances of any 80s comedies. Just set aside the fact that he's stewed when proposing to Susan and sleeps with hookers every night. "You're a hooker? Jesus, I forgot! I just thought I was doing GREAT with you!" Footloose's "Chuck Cranston" (Jim Youngs): He can't decide who he like beating up more -- Kevin Bacon or Lori Singer. Then again, Kevin was dressing up like David Bowie. "I thought only pansies wore neckties." Last American Virgin's "Rick" (Steve Antin): Gets Karen pregnant, dumps her long enough for Gary to pay for an abortion and then gets back together with her. If there's a poster-boy for this list, it's either Rick or it's... Valley Girl's "Tommy" (Michael Bowen): Sorta the Al Pacino of movie badboys in the 80s. Why? Because after Julie dumps him, he has the infamous line: "Who else is there? No other Val dude can touch me. She must really be freaking out." [Don't forget our "Naughty Nine" -- the most evil girlfriends from 80s movies.] Steve Spears 80s Sex in the 80s,Film,Best-of lists Bad boys: 'No other Val dude can touch me' templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/80s/2007/09/10/48091-bad-boys-no-other-val-dude-can-touch-me BlogArticle 2012-11-11 03:42:39.0 UTC 2012-11-10T22:42:39.000-05:00 When it comes to villainous boyfriends, it's hard to top 80s movies for rich material. In fact, just take about any John Hughes movie and find the boy with the strangest names (Steff? Blaine? Hardy?). Or any character played by Rob Lowe (although he really hit his stride in the '90s). Voila! Instant boyfriend/villain.Sex in the 80s,Film,Best-of listsSex in the 80s,Film,Best-of lists 2287373 2016-07-29 16:00:00.0 UTC 1 Month Ago one-of-the-creepier-videos-of-the-80s-dance-with-me 80s One of the creepier videos of the '80s: 'Dance with Me' BlogArticle 2279037 2016-05-27 12:45:00.0 UTC 3 Months Ago an-80s-band-borrowing-from-the-50s-boy-thats-a-first 80s An '80s band borrowing from the '50s? Boy, that's a first BlogArticle 2282312 2016-06-19 12:45:40.0 UTC 2 Months Ago so-soad-but-these-80s-movie-dads-are-just-bad 80s So sad, but these '80s movie dads are just bad BlogArticle <p>When it comes to villainous boyfriends, it's hard to top 80s movies for rich material. In fact, just take about any <strong>John Hughes</strong> movie and find the boy with the strangest names (Steff? Blaine? Hardy?). Or any character played by <strong>Rob Lowe</strong> (although he really hit his stride in the '90s). Voila! Instant boyfriend/villain. </p> <p>Sometimes the true evil of a boyfriend is hidden behind the big, toothy grins (&quot;Maverick,&quot; &quot;Danny Noonan&quot;) or a beach-friendly mop of boyishly blond hair (&quot;Tommy&quot; and &quot;Rick&quot; -- talkin' about you here.)</p> <p>So stick with me as I lay out...</p> <p><strong>THE TERRIBLE TEN: Worst movie boyfriends from the 80s</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/blogs/80s/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.80s/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/48091.shared.heathers.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=400,height=300,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false"><img width="120" height="90" border="0" alt="Heathers" title="Heathers" src="/resources/images/blogs/80s/48091.heathers.jpg" style="margin: 5px; float: right;" /></a> Heathers' &quot;Jason Dean&quot;</strong> (Christian Slater): Usually when your boyfriend starts offing your friends and plots to blow up the school, it's time to take a step back. &quot;Our love is God, let's go get a Slushie.&quot; </p> <p><strong>About Last Night's &quot;Danny Martin&quot;</strong> (Rob Lowe): Who breaks up with Demi Moore on New Year's Eve to go back to dating married women with children? Apparently just Rob Lobe. &quot;He is a better human being than that bitch on wheels you've got for a friend!&quot;</p> <p><strong><a onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=186,height=160,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false" href="/blogs/80s/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.80s/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/48091.shared.dannynoonan.jpg"><img width="120" height="103" border="0" src="/resources/images/blogs/80s/48091.dannynoonan.jpg" title="Dannynoonan" alt="Dannynoonan" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a> Caddyshack's &quot;Danny Noonan&quot;</strong> (Michael O'Keefe): Looks helpless enough, but then ditches Maggie for Lacey Underall. OK, so maybe he's not that bad.</p> <p><strong>St. Elmo's Fire's &quot;Alec Newbary&quot;</strong> (Judd Nelson): Has sex with &quot;nameless, faceless many&quot; -- and says so to his girlfriend Leslie in front of an entire party. (And yet, somehow, former podcast co-host Cathy Wos thinks Rob Lowe is the most evil person in the movie.)</p> <p><strong><a href="/blogs/80s/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.80s/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/48091.shared.craigsheffer.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=140,height=123,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false"><img width="120" height="105" border="0" alt="Craigsheffer" title="Craigsheffer" src="/resources/images/blogs/80s/48091.craigsheffer.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; float: right;" /></a> Some Kind of Wonderful's &quot;Hardy Jenns&quot;</strong> (Craig Sheffer): You can say that &quot;Steff&quot; from &quot;Pretty in Pink&quot; is the ultimate John Hughes villain, but I thought he was a semi-respectful boyfriend. Not so with Hardy. At least we're left to ponder if Duncan really does scramble his face. &quot;Look, I'm perfectly willing to forget this. Okay? I see no reason in carrying this on any longer.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Top Gun's &quot;Maverick&quot;</strong> (Tom Cruise): Tries to seduce Kelly McGillis in a bathroom, shows up late for dinner -- unshowered -- after &quot;boys day at the beach&quot; and then leaves suddenly without clearing the dishes. I guess we know why Nicole Kidman isn't losing any sleep. &quot;That's right! Ice... man. I am dangerous.&quot;</p> <p><strong><a href="/blogs/80s/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.80s/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/48091.shared.arthur.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=252,height=147,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false"><img width="120" height="70" border="0" alt="Arthur" title="Arthur" src="/resources/images/blogs/80s/48091.arthur.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a> Arthur's &quot;Arthur Bach&quot; </strong>(Dudley Moore): Still one of the classic performances of any 80s comedies. Just set aside the fact that he's stewed when proposing to Susan and sleeps with hookers every night. &quot;You're a hooker? Jesus, I forgot! I just thought I was doing GREAT with you!&quot;</p> <p><strong>Footloose's &quot;Chuck Cranston&quot;</strong> (Jim Youngs): He can't decide who he like beating up more -- Kevin Bacon or Lori Singer. Then again, Kevin was dressing up like David Bowie. &quot;I thought only pansies wore neckties.&quot; </p> <p><strong><a href="/blogs/80s/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.80s/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/48091.shared.lastvirgin.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=200,height=133,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false"><img width="120" height="79" border="0" alt="Lastvirgin" title="Lastvirgin" src="/resources/images/blogs/80s/48091.lastvirgin.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; float: right;" /></a> Last American Virgin's &quot;Rick&quot;</strong> (Steve Antin): Gets Karen pregnant, dumps her long enough for Gary to pay for an abortion and then gets back together with her. If there's a poster-boy for this list, it's either Rick or it's...</p> <p><strong>Valley Girl's &quot;Tommy&quot;</strong> (Michael Bowen): Sorta the Al Pacino of movie badboys in the 80s. Why? Because after Julie dumps him, he has the infamous line: &quot;Who else is there? No other Val dude can touch me. She must really be freaking out.&quot;</p> <p>[Don't forget our &quot;<a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/80s/2007/08/bad-bad-girls-t.html">Naughty Nine</a>&quot; -- the most evil girlfriends from 80s movies.]</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:30:51