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2140176 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-09-05 20:00:00.0 UTC 2013-09-05T16:00:00.000-04:00 true three-bad-hits-of-molly-the-bottom-3-films-of-molly-ringwald-in-the-80s published 2013-09-05 19:47:16.0 UTC 2013-09-05T15:47:16.000-04:00 Hand to god, I'd never heard of the drug Molly until it hit the headlines after tragic deaths this weekend. I live a very sheltered '80s existence. When I think Molly, I think Molly Ringwald. And as much as Ms. Ringwald was one of the faces of the '80s (Martha Quinn, John Cusack, I'm looking at you too), she had a few cinematic tragedies as well. I know I rarely celebrate the worst of the '80s here, but I still have vivid memories of seeing (and paying full price) for at least one of these wrecks. "Love you to death, Molly, so please just have a sense of humor about today's list." TOP 3 WORST MOLLY RINGWALD MOVIES OF THE '80s 3. P.K. AND THE KID (1987): Anyone remember this? Watch the trailer. Total blank. According to IMDB.com, the plot is this: "P.K. runs away from home because her step-father keeps on harassing her sexually and her mother is ignoring the problem. She hides in the loading space of Kid Kane's pickup, who's on the way to the world championships in arm-pressing." Co-stars Paul Le Mat and Alex Rocco. And John Madden and John Matuszak make cameos. Can't BELIEVE we missed this one. :\ 2. THE PICK-UP ARTIST (1987): Co-starring Robert Downey Jr., I so badly wanted to like this movie (trailer here), in which Downey (as the womanizer) falls for a woman (Molly) who has to repay a big debt to the mob. Hell, it even has Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello and Harvey Keitel in the cast. But in the end, it's unwatchable. And it was either this or 1988's For Keeps in the No. 2 spot, because the top spot HAS to go to ... 1. FRESH HORSES (1988): Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy together again? And Ben Stiller and Viggo Mortensen in the cast? Nothing can go wrong! (Watch the trailer.) Don't blame Molly too much. Reviewers skewered McCarthy in this flick. The Washington Post called this movie a story "about a man whose life plans are disrupted by a sexual obsession. And using McCarthy in the role is a curious piece of casting because he seems to lack the one essential for the role -- a sexual presence. (It might help, too, if he had more than two facial expressions.)" Steve Spears 80s Molly, Molly Ringwald Three bad hits of Molly: The bottom 3 films of Molly Ringwald in the '80s 0 /resources/images/blogs-photo/2013/09/molly.jpg /resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2013/09/molly_4col.jpg/resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2013/09/molly_8col.jpg Hand to god, I'd never heard of the drug Molly until it hit the headlines after tragic deaths this weekend. When I think Molly, I think Molly Ringwald. And as much as Ms. Ringwald was one of the faces of the '80s (Martha Quinn, John Cusack, I'm looking at you too), she had a few cinematic tragedies as well. true templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/80s/2013/09/05/1378410436-three-bad-hits-of-molly-the-bottom-3-films-of-molly-ringwald-in- BlogArticle Molly, Molly RingwaldMolly, Molly Ringwald 2282312 2016-06-19 12:45:40.0 UTC 2 Months Ago so-soad-but-these-80s-movie-dads-are-just-bad 80s So sad, but these '80s movie dads are just bad BlogArticle 2265525 2016-02-16 14:00:00.0 UTC 6 Months Ago scandals-in-the-60s-left-us-good-pop-hits-for-the-80s 80s Scandals in the '60s left us good pop hits for the '80s BlogArticle 2280909 2016-06-09 22:00:00.0 UTC 2 Months Ago czars-dictators-and-lizards-three-critical-elements-in-this-80s-tune 80s Czars, dictators and lizards: Three critical elements in this '80s tune BlogArticle <p>Hand to god, I'd never heard of the drug Molly until it <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/boston-cops-blame-bad-molly-deaths-article-1.1446271">hit the headlines after tragic deaths</a> this weekend. I live a very sheltered '80s existence. When I think Molly, I think <b>Molly Ringwald</b>. And as much as Ms. Ringwald was one of the faces of the '80s (Martha Quinn, John Cusack, I'm looking at you too), she had a few cinematic tragedies as well.</p> <p>I know I rarely celebrate the worst of the '80s here, but I still have vivid memories of seeing (and paying full price) for at least one of these wrecks. &quot;Love you to death, Molly, so please just have a sense of humor about today's list.&quot;</p> <p><b>TOP 3 WORST MOLLY RINGWALD MOVIES OF THE '80s</b></p> <p><b>3. P.K. AND THE KID (1987):</b> Anyone remember this? <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfxENeotO2g">Watch the trailer</a>. Total blank. According to IMDB.com, the plot is this: &quot;P.K. runs away from home because her step-father keeps on harassing her sexually and her mother is ignoring the problem. She hides in the loading space of Kid Kane's pickup, who's on the way to the world championships in arm-pressing.&quot; Co-stars Paul Le Mat and Alex Rocco. And John Madden and John Matuszak make cameos. Can't BELIEVE we missed this one. :\</p> <p><b>2. THE PICK-UP ARTIST (1987):</b> Co-starring <b>Robert Downey Jr.</b>, I so badly wanted to like this movie (<a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmlrfhsLYl8">trailer here</a>), in which Downey (as the womanizer) falls for a woman (Molly) who has to repay a big debt to the mob. Hell, it even has <b>Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello</b> and <b>Harvey Keitel</b> in the cast. But in the end, it's unwatchable. And it was either this or 1988's <i>For Keeps</i> in the No. 2 spot, because the top spot HAS to go to ...</p> <p><b>1. FRESH HORSES (1988):</b> Molly Ringwald and <b>Andrew McCarthy </b>together again? And <b>Ben Stiller</b> and <b>Viggo Mortensen</b> in the cast? Nothing can go wrong! (<a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF2wY3uJdng">Watch the trailer</a>.) Don't blame Molly too much. Reviewers skewered McCarthy in this flick. The Washington Post <a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/freshhorses.htm">called this movie</a> a story &quot;about a man whose life plans are disrupted by a sexual obsession. And using McCarthy in the role is a curious piece of casting because he seems to lack the one essential for the role -- a sexual presence. (It might help, too, if he had more than two facial expressions.)&quot;</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:48:51