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Swayze's a chump, but Burt takes today's title: Worst movies of the 80s (Nos. 31-40)



D_dancing I'm still taking lumps for adding Dirty Dancing yesterday to our list of Worst 80 movies of the 80s. But I will not retreat! It's awful. Swayze's manic character alternates randomly between dancing stud and insecure, wimpy boyfriend. And he does the best acting of the movie! OK, I'll chill.

Today's biggest loser: Burt Reyonds -- boy, you didn't that coming, did ya? -- has two dogs today. Though I'm thinking he could have more flicks on this list -- if we could even remember any of the titles.

(Click here to see lists for 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80)

Viewtokill 40. A View to a Kill (1985): Roger Moore, Christopher Walken. Tagline: "Adventure Above And Beyond All Other Bonds." One critic said: "This 007 is more in need of Geritol than Q's high tech gadgetry."

39. Tango & Cash (1989): Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell. Tagline: "Two of L.A.'s top rival cops are going to have to work together... Even if it kills them." One critic said: "All the suppressed homosexuality of the buddy movie genre ... A pathetically juvenile screenplay."

38. Rent-A-Cop (1987): Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli. Tagline: "Deadlier than Dirty Harry, faster than Cobra." One critic said: "A collision between a relationship and a cliche, and the cliche wins."

37. Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984): Paul McCartney, Bryan Brown. Tagline: "The Movie, The Musical, The McCartney Magic." One critic said: "You never believe that a movie like Broad Street is as bad as everyone says until you sit through the thing yourself."

36. Revolution (1985): Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland. Tagline: "A Nation Forged In Blood." One critic said: "Who on Earth thought Al Pacino could possibly be an appropriate choice to play a supposedly Scottish fur trader in colonial New York?"

35. Harlem Nights (1989): Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor. Tagline: "They're up to something big." One critic said: "A vanity production if ever there was one, launched on behalf of a star with vast amounts of vanity to soothe."

34. Vice Versa (1988): Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage. Tagline: "The comedy about not acting your age." One critic said: "A plot that's becoming as regular as the spokeswoman for California prunes."

33. Shanghai Surprise (1986): Sean Penn, Madonna. Tagline: "A romantic adventure for the dangerous at heart." One critic said: "There have been so many bad Madonna movies by now that Shanghai Surprise is simply another one to contribute to the pile."

32. Youngblood (1986): Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze. Tagline: "To Youngblood, winning wasn't everything - proving himself was." One critic said: "A slow, low-energy movie with a cliché-ridden script."

Channels 31. Switching Channels (1988): Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds. Tagline: "Tonight's News. Romance. Scandal. Intrigue. And that's just behind the camera!" One critic said: "When the source material is as funny as The Front Page, it is unusually difficult in an adaptation to eradicate all of the laughs, but Switching Channels comes pretty close."

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