Arcade at the Movies (2)

Movies of the 80's







Shark Bait, Indy 800, Death Race, Star Fire, Tank, Atari F-1, Speed King, Jet Rocket and Space Invaders in

Midnight Madness

Genre: Comedy

Year: USA 1980
Director: Michael Nankin, David Wechter
Studio: Buena Vista
Cast: David Naughton, Debra Clinger, Eddie Deezen, Michael J. Fox, David Damas, Stephen Furst, Patricia Alice Albrecht, Andy Tennant

E-Mail: A Tip from Tafoid

Asteroid Deluxe was in the ice station of the film...

The Thing

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror
Year: USA 1981
Director: John Carpenter
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart

E-Mail: A Tip from William B. (discord@...)

Atari's Baseball and Battlezone in...

Bustin' Loose

Genre: Comedy

Year: USA 1981
Director: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Robert Christian, Alphonso Alexander, Jimmy Hughes

E-Mail: Picture from Smitdogg

Atari Football, Battlezone, Cinematronics Space Wars and many more in...


Genre: Computer Hi-Tek
Year: USA 1982
Director: Steven Lisberger
Studio: Walt Disney
Cast: Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Bruce Boxleitner,
      Barnard Hughes, Cindy Morgan, Peter Jurasik


Atari's Tempest, Taito's Lunar Rescue and Midway Space Invaders Deluxe in...

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Genre: Comedy
Year: USA 1982
Director: Amy Heckerling
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Walston

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg

Turbo, Popeye, Pac-Man, Q-Bert, Defender and Robotron can be seen in...

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance

Genre: Documentary
Year: USA 1982
Director: Godfrey Reggio
Studio: Institute For Regional Educa
Cast: Camera: Ron Fricke Music: Philip Glass

E-Mail: A Tip from Martin Rohde (martin@...)

Matthew Broderick is playing Galaga before he goes to school.


Genre: Thriller
Year: USA 1982
Director: John Badham
Studio: MGM/UA Entertainment Co.
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin, Juanin Clay

E-Mail: The machine to the left of Galaga is DigDug. To the right is Zaxxon and SubRoc-3D.(FranceDavidL@...)

Crazy Climber, Astro Fighter, Star Castle, Magical Spot II and Midway 18 Wheeler in

Rocky III

Genre: Sport/Drama
Year: USA 1982
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Studio: United Artists
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Mr. T, Hulk Hogan

Charles Bronson once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his
daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.
Games: Sega Plinker's Canyon (2nd picture),
Allied Leisure's Daytona 500 and Chicago Coin's Big Top: Twin Rifle Gallery (last picture)

Death Wish 2

Genre: Action Thriller
Year: USA 1982
Director: Michael Winner
Studio: MGM
Cast: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon, Anthony Franciosa, Ben Frank, Robin Sherwood, Silvana Gallardo, Robert F. Lyons

E-Mail: Pictures from Matteo Marioni (matteo.marioni@...)
Game name additions by gregf

The next pics come from a italian comedy cult classic, where a cab with Condor (Phoenix clone by Sidam) is seen on the right...

Vieni avanti cretino

Genre: Cult Comedy
Year: I 1982
Director: Luciano Salce
Cast: Ennio Antonelli, Lino Banfi, Anita Bartolucci, Franco Bracardi, Dino Cassio, Ramona Dell'Abate

E-Mail: Pictures from Vasco (vazcomics@...)

Asteroids in a movie with an immigrant who everyone refers to as "Bruce",
because he reminds everyone of Bruce Lee.
Bruce unknowingly works for a gangster making cocaine drop-offs...

They Call Me Bruce?

Genre: Martial Arts Comedy

Year: USA 1982
Director: Elliott Hong
Studio: Liberation Entertainment
Cast: Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway, Pam Huntington, Ralph Mauro, Martin Azarow, Tony Brande

E-Mail: Pictures from Steven Hertz (shertz43@...)

Monaco GP and others in a Las Vegas casino. Also in this movie is director Don Siegel as a owner of a adult bookstore.


Genre: Black Comdey
Year: USA 1983
Director: Don Siegel
Studio: MGM/UA
Cast: Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery, Jack Elam, Jacqueline Scott

And here is John Lithgow killing a Buckaroo Banzai arcade machine...

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai

Genre: Cult Sci-Fi
Year: USA 1983
Director: W. D. Richter
Studio: Sherwood Productions
Cast: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith

Would you ever want know what a Pirate Board is ? This one here controlls the board weapons of a pirat ship.

The Ice Pirates

Genre: Sci-Fi Parody
Year: USA 1983
Director: Stewart Raffill
Studio: MGM/UA Entertainment Co.
Cast: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Natalie Core, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston, John Matuszak, Jeremy West

This little boy plays Tempest in the...

Twilight Zone

Genre: Horror
Year: USA 1983
Director: John Landis
Studio: Warner Bros.
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Kathleen Quinlan, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, John Lithgow

Pac-Man in ...

Hot Dog - The Movie

Genre: Comedy

Year: USA 1983
Director: Peter Markle
Studio: MGM/United Artists
Cast: David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger, Frank Koppala, James Saito, Shannon Tweed

E-Mail: Pictures from Panos Koutsoyannis

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