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Question: What's your favorite 80's Teen Comedy?
Say Anything - 0 (0%)
Better Off Dead - 2 (6.9%)
Sixteen Candles - 0 (0%)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 2 (6.9%)
License To Drive - 0 (0%)
The Goonies - 0 (0%)
Loverboy - 0 (0%)
Can't Buy Me Love - 0 (0%)
The Breakfast Club - 1 (3.4%)
One Crazy Summer - 3 (10.3%)
Real Genius - 0 (0%)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - 2 (6.9%)
Three O' Clock High - 0 (0%)
Uncle Buck - 0 (0%)
Midnight Madness - 0 (0%)
Weird Science - 1 (3.4%)
Pretty In Pink - 0 (0%)
Adventures In Babysitting - 1 (3.4%)
Some Kind Of Wonderful - 0 (0%)
Just One Of the Guys - 1 (3.4%)
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - 0 (0%)
Porky's - 1 (3.4%)
Zapped - 0 (0%)
Risky Business - 0 (0%)
Teen Wolf - 0 (0%)
Valley Girl - 1 (3.4%)
Secret Admirer - 0 (0%)
High School USA - 0 (0%)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High - 2 (6.9%)
Class Of 1984 - 1 (3.4%)
Footloose - 0 (0%)
My Science Project - 1 (3.4%)
My Tutor - 0 (0%)
My Bodyguard - 0 (0%)
Lucas - 0 (0%)
Back To the Future - 2 (6.9%)
Dream A Little Dream - 0 (0%)
Private School - 0 (0%)
Revenge of the Nerds - 2 (6.9%)
Heathers - 5 (17.2%)
Class - 0 (0%)
Private Resort - 0 (0%)
Summer School - 0 (0%)
I like one you haven't mentioned here - 1 (3.4%)
Total Voters: 29

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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2008, 11:24:37 AM »

Curious...would ROCK and ROLL HIGH SCHOOL qualify as a teen comedy? If's got my vote!

I'd consider it one, yes.  Probably wasn't considered because it was released in 1979, though.

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2008, 11:44:40 AM »

I voted CLASS of 84...except I'm gonna puzzeled as to why it's on it's not a comedy at all! Unless sadistical punk  kids tormenting Perry King and Roddy McDowall is your idea of fun....

When I was compiling the list, it was in with a bunch of other teen comedies so I added it...not knowing it wasn't a comedy.
(I've never seen it.   TongueOut)

I originally had Rock & Roll High School in the list because I was thinking it came out in 1980.
I checked the IMDB and it is from 1979, so it was removed.
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2008, 10:30:48 AM »

Hey RCMerchant Rock and Rock High School was made in 1979 this is about 80's teen comedy movies.
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2008, 10:50:29 AM »

My vote definitely goes to "Heathers". Someone introduced it to me waaay back, because I reminded him of the main character. Since I do not look very much like Christian Slater, I wonder if it was the character of this Character...?

Very close second is "Breakfast Club".

I enjoyed the usual suspects, like Back to Future and Ferris Buehller, as a kid, but I think I wouldn't want to watch them now.

Unfortunately I haven't heard of half of them, maybe because they run with a different title over here, which is usually not a direct translation. I'd probably be interested in "Better off dead", since it has been mentioned together with my favorites and the plot at imdb doesn't sound familiar.

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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2008, 04:33:59 PM »

Tough decision, but I went with VALLEY GIRL.  Nicolas Cage was perfect for his role . . . and how can you forget the VERY 1980s soundtrack, including music by (uh) Josie Cotton?

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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2008, 11:17:34 AM »

I like all of them all specially Better Of Dead with Those Newspaper Boys ( I Want My Two Dollars!). BounceGiggle
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2008, 12:13:57 PM »

There were some shiney plastic beads in the food-poisoned oyesterbed of the 80s, but I still say this decade needs to be the end of nostalgia. Nearly everything good about it was but a cry of desperation against everything bad about it which, again, was pretty much everything.

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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2008, 09:44:41 PM »

I would have to say the one that sticks in my mind most is The Last American Virgin (1982)

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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2008, 10:27:56 PM »

Some of those I've seen, others no.  But from the list I would say my fave would have to be Better Off Dead and Weird Science, in that order.  Followed very closely by Ferris Bueller.

They certainly don't make comedies like that any more.

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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2008, 04:38:13 PM »

I had to go with HEATHERS as out of all of the films, and I've seen most of them, that made the strongest impression. 
I think SIXTEEN CANDLES is quite watchable, BREAKFAST CLUB holds up fairly well, and I also think BACK TO THE FUTURE is in a different league. 

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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2008, 07:47:36 PM »

Whatta 'bout ROCK and ROLL HIGH SCHOOL? (1980)? Not only is it a great teen comedy,it's a great musical!'s one of the BEST MOVIES EVER MADE!!!!

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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2008, 09:02:08 PM »

I really liked Uncle Buck. It gave me some great ideas on how to treat any possible suitors that my daughter brought home.

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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2008, 11:20:15 AM »

Rock and Roll High School was made in 1979 RCMerchant sorry to say this but look it up. Lookingup
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2008, 07:33:02 PM »

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John Stockwell and Fisher Stevens made one hell of A Buddy Team!
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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2008, 01:52:25 PM »

Here's a pretty dandy movie.

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