Arcade at the Movies (3)

Movies of the 80's

After a 12-year absence from the role, Sean Connery returned for his seventh outing as James Bond. Here he meets Kim Basinger in front of Atari's Gravitar and evil Klaus Maria Brandauer stands behind Centipede.

Never Say Never Again

Genre: Espionage
Year: USA 1983
Director: Irvin Kershner
Studio: Warner Bros.
Cast: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow, Barbara Carrera, Bernie Casey



Strange Brew

Genre: Comdey
Year: USA 1983
Director: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
Studio: MGM / Turner Entertainment
Cast: Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Paul Dooley, Max Von Sydow

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In this movie full of Arcade machines, a motley crew of youths keep their video arcade from being shut down by a businessman.
You see nice girls, Midway Ms. Pac-Man, Gorf and the Super Pac-Man and Satan's Hollow video duell...

Joy Sticks / Video Madness

Genre: Comdey
Year: USA 1983
Director: Greydon Clark
Studio: Jensen Farley Pictures
Cast: Jonathan Gries, Leif Green, Joe Don Baker, Scott McGinnis, Corinne Bohrer, John Diehl

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Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke visit the Video Sport arcade in...

Rumble Fish

Genre: Crime, Mystery
Year: USA 1983
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Studio: Hotweather Films
Cast: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Diana Scarwid, Vincent Spano, Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn, Laurence Fishburne

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The future of arcade machines: Holo-Dog Fight
and Capt. Kirk with the Genesis project in...

Star Trek III - The Search For Spock

Genre: Action
Year: USA 1984
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Cast: William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Mark Lenard, Merritt Butrick, Christopher Lloyd

Michael Pare and Bobby Di Cicco in a pub with a Battle Zone and Lunar Lander automat. Bobby has really problems with time-traveling and electric things.

The Philadelphia Experiment

Genre: Sci-Fi Adventure
USA 1984
Director: Stewart Raffill
Studio: New World Pictures
Cast: Michael Pare, Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Eric Christmas, Kene Holliday, Louise Lathan

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An arcade machine in the hotel of...

The Terminator

Genre: Sci-Fi Action
Year: USA 1984
Director: James Cameron
Studio: Orion Pictures
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bess Motta

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Regina plays Tempest at a theater at a time where she’s supposed to work there, so her boss is a bit angry at her. She achieves a new Top-10 score, then realizes that some unknown DMK also has a high score registered. Next morning, she plays again and beats DMK’s score. There are 2 notable goofs : first, when Regina beats DMK’s score, she replaces his score with hers, instead of his score going one rank down; second, in the evening there’s only a Tempest arcade game visible in the theater’s lobby, while there are 3 arcades games the next morning...

Night of the Comet

Genre: Sci-Fi Horror
Year: USA 1984
Director: Thom Eberhardt
Studio: Atlantic Releasing Corporation / Film Development Fund
Cast: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Sharon Farrell, John Achorn

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Craig Wasson and Gregg Henry are talking about girls. In the background are Centipede and other arcade machines...

Body Double

Genre: Thriller
Year: USA 1984
Director: Brian De Palma
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry, Melanie Griffith, Deborah Shelton

Real Ghostbusters have real arcade machines :)


Genre: Comedy Horror
USA 1984
Director: Ivan Reitman
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis,Sigourney Weaver,Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts


Moon Patrol, Galaga, Qix and many others are in a whole scene at an arcade in the movie...

The Karate Kid

Genre: Karate Action
Year: USA 1984
Director: John G. Avildsen
Studio: Columbia
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, Randee Heller, William Zabka

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This is a Cloak & Dagger side view, with Christina Nigra inside of Morris's shop.

Cloak & Dagger

Genre: Adventure
Year: USA 1984
Director: Richard Franklin
Studio: Universal
Cast: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Christina Nigra

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Holy shit... The Gremlins are playing with a Donkey Kong minicab and Star Wars.
There is also Crystal Castles in...


Genre: Monster Horror
Year: USA 1984
Director: Joe Dante
Studio: Warner Bros.
Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Franccis Lee McCain, Polly Hollyday, Glynn Turman

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Lance Guest as Alex Rogan beats the Starfighter record and later...he save the real galaxy.

The Last Starfighter

Genre: Sci-Fi
Year: USA 1984
Director: Nick Castle
Studio: Universal Pictures / Lorimar
Cast: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Barbara Bosson, Catherine Mary Stewart



Kangaroo, Rally X, Galaxian, Q Bert and many more in ...

Hollywood Hot Tubs

Genre: Comedy
Year: USA 1984
Director: Chuck Vincent
Studio: Manson International Pictures / Seymour Borde & Associates
Cast: Paul Gunning, Donna McDaniel, Michael Andrew, Stafford Morgan, Remy O'Neill, Katt Shea, Edy Williams

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Bouncer in...

Ninja III: The Domination

Genre: Action
Year: USA 1984
Director: Sam Firstenberg
Studio: Cannon Group
Cast: Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett, Sho Kosugi, David Chung, Dale Ishimoto

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