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Guilty pleasures from the 80s



Let me make this clear right from the beginning. These are not movies that any sane person would admit to paying to see. They don't belong in the same sentence as Breakfast Club, Back to the Future or Star Wars. But god help us if we can't find some redeeming quality in them all.

And so, we give you our list of movies that are guilty pleasures from the 80s:

-- The Last Starfighter (1984): "One Gunstar? Against the whole armada? It will be a slaughter!"
-- Zapped (1982): "Your mother made her specialty ... Spam with cream sauce."
-- Labyrinth (1986): "Prince of the Land of Stench!"
-- Shag (1989): "Daddy's bourbon ... strictly off limits."
-- All of Me (1984): "Pretty hairy knuckles for a chick."
-- Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989): "Bill, you are dealing with time travel with the greatest of ease."
-- The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai (1984): "May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough."

Trivia challenge: The picture above is from one of the movies on our list. Name the movie (easy question). Now name the actor who plays the baseball coach in the movie. AND name the 80s cartoon for which he did the voiceover work.

Stuck at Sea: We're currently docked in St. Maarten, where the specialty is -- I'm not making this up -- guavaberry liquor. They give out free shots in port. Maybe we ought to bring some back as refreshment during our podcasts.

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