As our voyage through the movies of 1987 comes to a close, John waxes nostalgic on his favorites from this last year — both from 1987 and the new releases of 2017. If you’ve enjoyed the podcast this year, buckle up, because once this baby hits ’88…
In a movie that’s campy in more ways than one, Ernest P. Worrell tries to help a group of misfit boys turn their lives around and save Camp Kikakee from the evil developer Sherman Krader who just wants the land so he can tear it up and mine it. With a little help from the boys, some turtles, and the secret recipe for eggs erroneous, Ernest might just save the day.
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!
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.