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Sweep the leg! Name the biggest movie bullies of the '80s

Say what you want about the enduring messages, legacy and -- okay -- the cheesiness of movies in the '80s. But give me this one point: It was the ultimate era of the bully.

Revenge of the Nerds, Pretty In Pink, Weird Science, My Bodyguard. All were fueled by "bully power." Heck, Weird Science had more bullies -- Chet, Max, Ian -- than good guys.

As we prepare for the remake of The Karate Kid, which had an entire dojo full of villians ("Pain ... does not exist ... in this dojo ... does it!?!"), we have to ask ourselves: Who were the ultimate movie bullies of the '80s?

To be clear, a "bully" should be approximately the same age as the poor kid he's tormenting. (So Ed Rooney from Ferris Bueller's Day Off is not a bully, merely a villain.) And usually, we're talking about characters still in school. And for the purposes of this list, we're sticking to just movie bullies.

Leave your nominations below. In the meantime, here's a handy video from Huffington Post to get the creative juices flowing.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:40am]


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