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April 02, 2020

Quarantine Cafe/Eighties Movie Thread

A quiz to start it off:

1. What was the license plate number of the Ghostbusters' car?

2. What planet did the Marines go to for their bug-hunt in Aliens?

3. According to the legend on the headpiece to the Staff of Ra, how tall was the staff supposed to be, using the ancient units mentioned on the headpiece?

Bonus questions: How tall was this supposed to be in feet? And: Was the actual staff Indy used anything close to this height?

4. What was the name of the slope that served as the site of the climactic race in Better Off Dead?

5. What was the number of the most haunted room in The Shining (film version)?

Bonus: What was the room number in the book? Why did they change it for the movie?

6. What was the name of Hulk Hogan's character in Rocky III? What was his nickname?

7. in WarGames, what was NORAD's name for the supercomputer? What was the name given to it by its creator?

Bonus: As Lightman is walking up the stairs in his home, a tv news report says that there was an explosion or fire at a local factory. What did this factory produce?

8. In Clue, who were the killers according to the first solution, the second solution, and the last ("this is what really happened") solution?

Bonus: In Clue, what was a "red herring," and what was not often to be found on the dining tables of Washington, DC socialites?

9. Who played the competitive New York Yuppie-type business guy who races Steve Martin for the cab in the beginning of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles?

10. What was the song Ducky lipsyncs to Annie Potts and Mollie Ringwold in Pretty in Pink?

11. What's the connection between Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Weird Science?

12. In Fast Times at Ridgemont High, what album (and what side) does Demone tell "Rat" to play when he's driving his date to the restaurant?

Bonus: What album does he actually play (according to what's actually heard during the drive)?

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