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'It ain't cool being no jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving'



Sad to say, but the Thanksgiving holiday didn't inspire a ton of movies back in the 80s. (Can you name the movie that I reference in the headline? It's almost a Thanksgiving movie.) But if you're desperate to get into the mood for turkey (not Wild Turkey, which you should be in the mood for all the time), here are your best bets:

Hannah Hannah and Her Sisters (1986): Mia Farrow, Michael Caine. "I had a great evening; it was like the Nuremberg Trials."

Planes Planes, Trains & Automobiles
(1987): Steve Martin, John Candy. "We'd have more luck playing pick-up sticks with our butt-cheeks than we will getting a flight out of here before daybreak." (More on this movie)

Aboutlastnight About Last Night (1986): Rob Lowe, Jim Belushi. "Oh, that's great, Dan. I tell you I'm a thief and you call me a liar." (FYI, this movie also works for Christmas, New Year's and St. Patty's Day.)

Since the list is a little short, I'm going to grandfather in these flicks from the early 90s:

Home Home for the Holidays (1995): Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr. "Nobody means what they say on Thanksgiving, Mom. You know that. That's what the day's supposed to be all about, right? Torture."

Soninlaw Son In Law (1993): Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino. "Oh, my God, it's Bartles or James. Dude, which one are you?"

Dutch (1991):  Ed O'Neill,  Ethan Embry. "Frankly, I don't care if you live, die, or grow mushrooms in your crack."

[Last modified: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:56am]


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