Arcade at the Movies (4)

Movies of the 80's






Chuck Wagner as Korvis and Laurene Landon as Vena in the president chamber with some arcade automates. Korvis loves Vena.

America 3000

Genre: Sci-Fi
Year: USA 1985
Director: David Engelbach
Studio: Cannon Group
Cast: Chuck Wagner, Laurene Landon, William Wallace, Sue Giosa, Victoria Barret





The Goonies

Genre: Adventure
Year: USA 1985
Director: Richard Donner
Studio: Warner Bros.
Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Ke Huy Quan, John Matuszak

E-Mail: The game that Chunk is "playing" is Cliff Hanger. Too bad its in attract mode, no coins have been inserted (erik@...)
E-Mail (2): Upon closer observation, Chunk is NOT playing the attract mode of Cliff Hanger. Rather, the screen displayed is the one displayed between lives which lists the player, score, and "You have X lives left." So, he really is playing it after all (derekstutsman@...)

...and these are cutscenes from The Goonies DVD with 'I, Robot' and 'Return of the Jedi'.
 

E-Mail: Pictures from Nomax and Sophie (nomax@...)






 

In the bar scene can be clearly seen 3 cabs: Ms. Pac-man, Draw Poker and Frenzy.
Chuck Norris fact: did you know that Chuck Norris can complete a game without inserting a coin?

Code of Silence

Genre: Action Thriller
Year: USA 1985
Director: Andrew Davis
Studio: Orion
Cast: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Mike Genovese, Nathan Davis, Ralph Foody

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






 

A big Asteroids is in....

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Genre: Comedy

Year: USA 1985
Director: Tim Burton
Studio: Aspen Film Society
Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen, Irving Hellman

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg






Mitch walks by a row of arcade games near the beginning of the film. You can see the side of a Food Fight cab.

Real Genius

Genre: Comedy
Year: USA 1985
Director: Martha Coolidge
Studio: Tri-Star Pictures
Cast: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton, Jon Gries, Patti D'Arbanville, Stacy Peralta

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg







Gorf, Robotron and Pac-Man in...

Better Off Dead

Genre: Comedy
Year: USA 1985
Director: Savage Steve Holland
Studio: Warner Brothers
Cast: John Cusack, Amanda Wyss, Diane Franklin, Kim Darby, Demian Slade, David Ogden Stiers, Scooter Stevens

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg










 
Ms. Pac-Man, Bubbles, Joust, Star Rider,
Space Ace, Galaga, Cliff Hanger,
Dragon's Lair and Tron in...

The Last Dragon

Genre: Action Comedy
Year: USA 1985
Director: Michael Schultz
Studio: Tri-Star Pictures, Motown Productions
Cast: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry, Faith Prince, Leo O'Brien

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










Pac-Man, Battle Zone, Centipede, Time Pilot, Mr. Do!, Moon Cresta in...

Contrato Con La Muerte / Contract With Death

Genre: Action Comedy
Year: Mexico 1985
Director: Alfredo Gurrola
Studio: Cinematografíca Filmex, Películas Mexicanas
Cast: Armando Silvestre, Maribel Guardia, Narciso Busquets, Eduardo Yáñez, Bruno Rey, Julieta Rosen

E-Mail: Video from Arturo Rodriguez (rey_arturo_20@...)







  
  

Tank Battalion, Super Galaxian and Zaxxon in...

Kochankowie mojej mamy

Genre: Drama
Year: Poland 1985
Director: Radoslaw Piwowarski
Cast: Krystyna Janda, Rafal Wegrzyniak, Bohdan Smolen, Krzysztof Zaleski, Zdzislaw Kuzniar, Hanna Skarzanka











Ms. Pac-Man, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Defender, Joust, Galaga and Gyruss (?) in ...

Something Wild

Genre: Comedy Drama
Year: USA 1986
Director: Jonathan Demme
Studio: Orion Pictures
Cast: Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta, George 'Red' Schwartz, Leib Lensky, Tracey Walter, Charles Napier

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg






After a meteor hits the earth, machines and video games can't be controlled. Time Pilot '84 and Star Castle in...

Maximum Overdrive

Genre: Horror
Year: USA 1986
Director: Stephen King
Studio: DEG
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, John Short, Ellen McElduff

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






   
What's the score? Nothin' nothin'. Who's winning? The Bears. Karate Champ and Donkey Kong in...

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Genre: Comedy
Year: USA 1986
Director: John Hughes
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett, Ben Stein, Charlie Sheen

E-Mail: Pictures from italie






And Billy Crystal have a big Battle Zone at home in...

Running Scared

Genre: Cop Action
Year: USA 1986
Director: Peter Hyams
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel, Joe Pantoliano, Dan Hedaya











                  
Arcade games are also at Lex Luther's castle in Superman IV. His nephew Lenny (Jon Cryer) was hit by the Atomicman - Luther's weapon against Christopher Reeve.

Superman IV - The Quest For Peace

Genre: Comic
Year: USA 1986
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Studio: Cannon Group
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Marc McCluer, Mariel Hemmingway





  

Galaga, Super Sprint, Bally Midway's Max RPM, Sega's Hang-On, Irem's Kung-Fu Master and others in...

Best Seller

Genre: Thriller
Year: USA 1987
Director: John Flynn
Studio: Orion
Cast: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Paul Shenar, Allison Balson, George Coe

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg






  
Who is the guy next Mario? It is Rambo !? Sure...? - Mario Bros. in...mmmmhh...is...

Over The Top

Genre: Action
Year: USA 1987
Director: Menahem Golan
Studio: Cannon Group
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt, David Mendenhall

E-Mail: A Tip from Pook (randy@...)
E-Mail: The cabinet on the far right is [Super] Punch-Out!! You can partially see the word "Out!!" on the marquee.
The cabinet to the left is one of the Vs. series, but I can't figure out what it is, the reflex on the marquee makes it unreadable. (mrvaz@...)






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capcom's Commando, Spy Hunter, Ms. Pac-Man, Thayer's Quest, Tempest, Tron, Marble Madness, Punch-Out, Time Pilot, Donkey Kong, Karate Champ and Mr. Do in...

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

Genre: Action Thriller
Year: USA 1987
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Studio: MGM
Cast: Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan, Perry Lopez, George Dickerson, Soon-Tek Oh, Dana Barron

E-Mail: Pictures from Matteo Marioni (matteo.marioni@...)






  
Hey Galaga and Steve Martin...,;:::** What a car ????

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Genre: Comedy
Year: USA 1987
Director: John Hughes
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Steve Martin, John Candy, Kevin Bacon, Laila Robbins, Michael McKean, Dylan Baker






 
 

A bunch of games are in the background in the skate scene but I don't know what they are...

Hiding Out

Genre: Comedy Thriller

Year: USA 1987
Director: Bob Giraldi
Studio: De Laurentiis
Cast: Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Oliver Cotton, Claude Brooks, Tim Quill

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg







This pic kinda sucks but it is an arcade game in the background. It's around 38 minutes into it,
they have it on Netflix streamer fwiw...

Maniac Cop

Genre: Horror Action
Year: USA 1988
Director: William Lustig
Studio: Shapiro Entertainment
Cast: Laurene Landon, Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Richard Roundtree, William Smith, Robert Z'Dar

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg






Tom Hanks is searching for the Zoltar maschine, because he gets...

Big

Genre: Comedy
Year: USA 1988
Director: Penny Marshall
Studio: 20th Century-Fox
Cast: Tom Hanks, David Moscow, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Mercedes Ruehl, Jon Lovitz










                  
F1-Racing in one of the most influential examples of anime...

Akira

Genre: Sci-Fi Anime
Year: USA 1988
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Studio: Akira Committee
Cast: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda, Hiroshi Ôtake, Kôichi Kitamura

E-Mail: Picture from Smitdogg





Joust is in the background of...

Midnight Run

Genre: Action Comedy
Year: USA 1988
Director: Martin Brest
Studio: Universal
Cast: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, Wendy Phillips

E-Mail: Picture from Smitdogg

  






  

  
Is Jean-Claude a Karate Champ?

Bloodsport

Genre: Action
Year: USA 1988
Director: Newt Arnold
Studio: Cannon Group
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Norman Burton, Forest Whitaker, Leah Ayres

E-Mail: Pictures from 2019 Productions (2019@...)






The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives:
estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.
Bad Dudes and more...

Parenthood

Genre: Comedy
Year: USA 1989
Director: Ron Howard
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves

E-Mail: Pictures from Smitdogg






             









Michael J. Fox is back to the future and he is playing Wild Gunman in the Cafe of the 80's. Biff is coming next moment...

Back To The Future II

Genre: Sci-Fi
Year: USA 1989
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Elisabeth Shue, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, James Tolkan

E-Mail: DVD pictures from Carlos Coccolin (carloscoccolin@...)

E-Mail: Last pictures from Smitdogg (has a Pac-Man cab labeled "Priceless Artifact. Do Not Touch.)






...and also from 1989:

Back To The Future III

Genre: Sci-Fi
Year: USA 1989
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christoper Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F.Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue

E-Mail: DVD pictures from Carlos Coccolin (carloscoccolin@...)










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