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John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis work up a sweat together!: Worst movies (Nos. 61-70)

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Tron I'll confess right now: There are some guilty pleasures of my own among today's installment of the Worst 80 movies of the 80s. No, not Bolero! I'm talking about Tron, Perfect and Turk 182. But I'm an 80s geek. And there's no vaccination for that. (Not one my HMO will pay for anyway.)

Today's biggest losers: Besides me? That'd be Robin Williams and Diane Keaton, who have two movies each on today's list. (Click here to see movies 71 to 80.)

70. The Good Mother (1988): Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson. Tagline: "Can a court determine how we should live, how we should love, how we should raise our children?" One critic said: "Made with the best of intentions and the worst of screenplays."

69. Turk 182 (1985): Timothy Hutton, Kim Cattrall. Tagline: None found. One critic said: "Turk is trapped in a screenplay that takes this idea and turns it into an insult to the intelligence of the audience."

68. Baby Boom (1987): Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard. Tagline: "J.C. Wiatt, corporate powerhouse, just received an inheritance. And it sucks." One critic said: "If "Baby Boom" were a diaper ... it would be disposable."

Club_paradise 67. Club Paradise (1986): Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole. Tagline: "The vacation you'll never forget -- no matter how hard you try." One critic said: "A limp-premise, one-joke affair that offers zero in the laughs department."

66. Bolero (1984): Bo Derek, George Kennedy. Tagline: "An adventure in eXtasy." One critic said: "I didn't clock it, but I'm almost positive there is a thirty-minute stretch between each of Bo's nude scenes; sure, you get a couple of scenes of Olivia d'Abo bathing, but her character is so annoying, and her performance so grating, I would rather have seen her punched in the throat than covered in suds."

65. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985): Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean. Tagline: "Becoming human was not part of the plan. Now they want to terminate him." One critic said: "Technological nonsense."

64. King Solomon's Mines (1985): Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone. Tagline: "The Adventure of a Lifetime." One critic said: "I don't know whether this was meant to be tongue-in-cheek or daft but that’s how it turned out to me."

63. Tron (1982): Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner. Tagline: "Trapped inside an electronic arena, where love, and escape, do not compute!" One critic said: "Silly and occasionally haphazard storytelling."

62. Dune (1984): Kyle MacLachlan, Sting. Tagline: "You are about to enter a world where the unexpected, the unknown, and the unbelievable meet." One critic said: "A real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion into the murkier realms of one of the most confusing screenplays of all time."

Perfect 61. Perfect (1985): John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis. Tagline: "John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis work up a sweat together!" One critic said: "When you’re thinking of Perfect, the first and last big budget aerobics movie, never has a title been so far from the truth."

Sneak peak for tomorrow: Dudley and Dolph ... not together -- that'd be even worse.

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