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Name the greatest bro-mances of the '80s




Don't let the hype fool you. Just because I Love You Man and The Hangover were box office treasure booty, and a new season of HBO's Entourage is premiering tonight, remember this: The bro-mance was perfected many moons ago in a magical land called "Eighties-ville."

It was a time when men were men, women were women, and if the two were mixing, there better be a Spandau Ballet song playing in the background.

So what I want to know is: What are your favorite bro-mances of the '80s? You can pick from movies or TV for this list. Here are some that need consideration:

FERRIS AND CAMERON (Ferris Bueller's Day Off): There would have been no "Day Off" without both Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck teaming up. Is it the best John Hughes bro-mance or would that be ...

GARY AND WYATT (Weird Science):Not even Kelly LeBrock could separate Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith -- from their jeans or each other.

RAY HUGHES AND DANNY COSTANZO (Running Scared): So good together, nobody really remembers their character names. Just say Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal. And cue up Sweet Freedom by Michael McDonald.

JACK CATES AND REGGIE HAMMOND (48 Hours): Okay, so it was more of a love-hate relationship. But it's just fun to look way back in time to when Eddie Murphy was ... funny.

RIGGS AND MURTAUGH (Lethal Weapon): Given the current state of the careers of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, you know they're rooting for a rekindling of their bro-mance. Big time.

What other bro-mances need to be on the list?

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:48pm]


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