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Worst movies of the 80s: Nos. 71-80

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And off we go with our list of Worst 80 Movies from the 80s. Today, we feature Nos. 71 through 80. Now don't freak out when you see the grandfather of all great 80s horror flicks at the #71 spot.

Bacon Today's biggest loser: Kevin Bacon (see movie #71). It's his only appearance on the Worst 80s list and it's for a movie that probably no one remembers him in. Sorry, Kevin. But we still love you in Footloose!

80. Road House (1989): Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch. Tagline: "Dalton's the best bouncer in the business. His nights are filled with fast action, hot music and beautiful women. It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it." One critic said: "An ugly commingling of old Westerns, Zen chic and kung fu movies."

79. Endless Love (1981): Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt. Tagline: "She is 15. He is 17." One critic said: "Does not seem to know its characters very well, and is a narrative and logical mess."

78. Wired (1989): Michael Chiklis, J.T. Walsh. Tagline: "For John Belushi, every night was Saturday night." One critic said: "A howling dog."

77. Oxford Blues (1984): Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy. Tagline: "He fell in love with a girl and conned his way into Oxford University just to meet her. Now he's learning how to be a winner." One critic said: "The movie reeks from having been excised to a 98 minute running time, with some scenes being barely comprehensible as a result."

76. Invasion U.S.A. (1985): Chuck Norris, Richard Lynch. Tagline: "America wasn't ready...but HE was!" One critic said: "A brain-damaged, idiotic thriller, not even bad enough to be laughable."

75. UHF (1989): 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Michael Richards. Tagline: "TV as it was meant to be seen. In a movie theater." One critic said: "A comedy so dumb you're embarrassed to laugh."

74. Campus Man (1987): John Dye, Morgan Fairchild. Tagline: None found. Not a good sign. One critic said: "Even fans of cheesy Eighties teen flicks will come away disappointed."

73. No Holds Barred (1989): Hulk Hogan, Joan Severance. Tagline: "No Ring. No Ref. No Rules." One critic said: "I can even pretend that the Hulkster has any place scrubbing cineplex toilets, much less packing people into its theaters."

72. Haunted Honeymoon (1986): Gilda Radner, Gene Wilder. Tagline: "A Comedy Chiller." One critic said: "A dated, tatty comedy at heart."

71. Friday the 13th (1980): Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon. Tagline: "You may only see it once, but that will be enough." One critic said: "Badly acted, directed, written and performed teen
slasher with some memorable gore effects."

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