Episode #163: “Teenage Wasteland” | Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

The 80s was full of movies showcasing the plight of the modern teenager… and John Hughes was the master. Unfortunately, John Hughes didn’t make this one. What do you get when you cross a story about a boy wanting to be popular with good old-fashioned almost-prostitution? Can’t Buy Me Love!

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Episode #162: “Oh Baby” | Baby Boom (1987)

J.C. Wiatt can’t have a baby because she’s got a 12:30 lunch meeting. Or at least, that’s what she thought before a relative died and left her with a toddler to raise in the midst of her busy corporate life. Baby Boom stars Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, and Sam Shepard.

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Episode #161: “All in the Family” | The Secret of My Success (1987)

We came to a startling realization that Michael J. Fox features in more than one role where a relative wants to give new meaning to the term “family get-together.” Regardless, the secret of The Secret of My Success is that it’s a fun, lighthearted take on big business in the 80s.

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Episode #160: “Greed… is Good” | Wall Street (1987)

Gordon Gekko (which I always thought would be a great name for the Geico gecko) is a ruthless Wall Street player who makes multi-million dollar deals before most of us have had breakfast. Bud Fox is a young and restless stock broker looking to score a big client. When he finally gets his foot in the door of Gekko’s office, it may have been more than he bargained for.

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