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'Repo Man' tops the list of worst box-office movies of 1984



Everyone remembers the top-grossing movies of 1984? Ghostbusters. Gremlins. Beverly Hlls Cop. But what about the ones that finished last? Box Office Mojo tracked 168 movies in 1984, and these eight finished at the bottom at the ticket window.

Only ONE of these was ever the subject of its own Stuck in the '80s podcast too.

159. SCANDALOUS ($526,805): Robert Hayes, M. Emmet Walsh, John Gielgud. An investigative reporter following an espionage story goes to London and gets involved with murder, scam artists and rock concerts.

160. WINDY CITY ($343,890): John Shea, Kate Capshaw. The lives of a group of young Chicago men, as seen through the eyes of one of them, a writer.

161. THE STONE BOY ($261,033): Robert Duvall, Glenn Close. A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

162. CHAMPIONS ($200,498): John Hurt, Gregory Jones. The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer.

163. RAZORBACK ($150,140): Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley. A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback.

164. HEARTBREAKERS ($148,750): Peter Coyote, Nick Mancuso. Blue and Eli, two friends, have problems with women.

165. CRACKERS ($129,268: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn. Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner is out of town.

166. REPO MAN ($129,000): Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez. Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.

Despite its rock-bottom ranking at the box office, Repo Man -- as we all know -- was proclaimed by many critics to be one of the year's best films and still maintains a 98 percent fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

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