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Favorite Action Films: 1984-1985

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People who added this item 391 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Spies Like Us (1985)


Directed by: John Landis
Produced by: Bernie Bernstein, George Folsey, Jr., Leslie Belzberg, and Brian Grazer
Written by: Dave Thomas, Dan Aykroyd, Lowell Ganz, and Babaloo Mandel
Cinematography: Robert Paynter
Edited by: Malcolm Campbell
Music by: Elmer Bernstein
Song and lyrics by: Paul McCartney

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 327 Average listal rating (237 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Fletch (1985)


Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Produced by: Peter Douglas, Gordon A. Webb, and Alan Grisman
Written by: Andrew Bergman
Based on the novel by: Gregory McDonald
Cinematography: Fred Schuler
Edited by: Richard A. Harris
Music by: Harold Faltermeyer

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 5387 Average listal rating (3760 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1


Directed by: James Cameron
Produced by: Derek Gibson, Gale Anne Hurd, and John Daly
Written by: James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd
Based on short stories by: Harland Ellison
Cinematography: Adam Greenberg
Edited by: Mark Goldbatt
Music by: Brad Fiedel

Distributed by: Hemdale Pictures
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People who added this item 1830 Average listal rating (1181 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3


Directed by: Martin Brest
Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson, and Mike Moder
Written by: Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Danilo Bach
Cinematography: Bruce Surtess
Edited by: Arthur Coburn and Billy Webster
Music by: Harold Faltermeyer

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Produced by: Mel Bergman, Dick Clark, Judy Goldstein, and Larry Spigel
Written by: Christopher Wood
Based on the "Destroyer" book series by: Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy
Cinematography: Andrew Laszlo
Edited by: Mark Melnick
Music by: Craig Safan

Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.5


Directed by: Joseph Zito
Produced by: Gideon Amir, Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, Mark F. Hill, Lance Hool, Avi Kleinberger, and Ken Metcalfe
Written by: Arthur Silver, Larry Levinson, Steve Bing, James Bruner, Lance Hool, and John Crowther
Cinematography: Joao Fernandes
Edited by: Joel Goodman and Daniel Loewenthal
Music by: Jay Chattaway

Distributed by: Cannon Films Group and MGM/UA
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People who added this item 521 Average listal rating (360 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1


Directed by: Lewis Teague
Produced by: Jack Brodsky, Michael Douglas, and Joel Douglas
Written by: Mark Rosenthal and Lawrence Konner
Based on characters created by: Diane Thomas
Cinematography: Jan de Bont
Edited by: Peter Boita and Michael Ellis
Music by: Jack Nitschze

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 613 Average listal rating (404 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Ladyhawke (1985)


Directed by: Richard Donner
Produced by: Lauren Schuler Donner, Harvey Bernhard, and Richard Donner
Written by: Edward Khmara, Michael Thomas, David Webb Peoples, and Tom Mankiewicz
Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro
Edited by: Stuart Baird
Music by: Andrew Powell

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 921 Average listal rating (655 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9


Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Produced by: Joel Douglas, Michael Douglas, and Jack Brodsky
Written by: Diane Thomas
Cinematography: Dean Cundey
Edited by: Frank Morriss and Donn Cambern
Music by: Alan Silvestri

Distributed by: 2Oth Century Fox
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People who added this item 305 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.4
Supergirl (1984)


Directed by: Jeanot Schwartz
Produced by: Timothy Burrill and Ilya Salkin
Written by: David Odell
Cinematography: Alan Hume
Edited by: Malcolm Cooke
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith

Distributed by: Tri-Star Pictures
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 4.2
Gymkata (1985)


Directed by: Robert Clouse
Produced by: Fred Weintraub
Written by: Charles Robert Carner
Based on the novel, "The Terrible Game" by: Dan Tyler Moore
Cinematography: Godfrey A. Godar
Edited by: Robert A. Ferretti
Music by: Alfi Kabijilo

Distributed by: MGM/UA
People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8


Directed by: Michael Cimino
Produced by: Dino De Laurentiis
Written by: Oliver Stone and Michael Cimino
Based on the novel by: Robert Daley
Cinematography: Alex Thomson
Edited by: Francoise Bonnot
Music by: David Mansfield

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Silverado (1985)


Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan
Produced by: Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun, Mark Kasdan, and Michael Grillo
Written by: Lawrence Kasdan and Mark Kasdan
Cinematography: John Bailey
Edited by: Carole Littleton
Music by: Bruce Broughton

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.4


Directed by: Joseph Zito
Produced by: Menaham Golan and Yoram Globus
Written by: James Bruner, Aaron Norris, and Chuck Norris
Cinematography: Joao Fernandes
Edited by: Daniel Loewenthal and Scott Vickrey
Music by: Jay Chattaway

Distributed by: Cannon Films Group
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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.5


Directed by: Sam Firstenberg
Produced by: Menaham Golan and Yoram Globus
Written by: Paul De Mielche, Avi Kleinberger, and Gideon Amir
Cinematography: Hanania Baer
Edited by: Andy Horovitch
Music by: Michael Linn

Distributed by: Cannon Films Group
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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6


Directed by: Andrew Davis
Produced by: Raymond Wagner
Written by: Mike Gray, Michael Butler, and Dennis Shryack
Cinematography: Frank Tidy
Edited by: Christopher Holmes
Music by: David Michael Frank

Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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People who added this item 2813 Average listal rating (1823 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2


Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Produced by: R.J. Louis, Jerry Weintraub, and Bud S. Smith
Written by: Robert Mark Kamen
Cinematography: James Crabe
Edited by: Bud S. Smith, Walt Mulconery, and John G. Avildsen
Music by: Bill Conti

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
Death Wish 3 (1985)


Directed by: Michael Winner
Produced by: Yoram Globus, Menaham Golan, and Michael Winner
Written by: Dan Jakoby
Based on charecters created by: Brian Garfield
Cinematography: John Stainer
Edited by: Michael Winner
Music by: Jimmy Page and Mike Moran

Distributed by: Cannon Films Group
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People who added this item 511 Average listal rating (344 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Pale Rider (1985)


Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Produced by: Clint Eastwood, David Valdes, and Fritz Manes
Written by: Michael Butler and Dennis Shryack
Cinematography: Bruce Surtess
Edited by: Joel Cox
Music by: Lennie Niehaus

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 1278 Average listal rating (900 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Commando (1985)


Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Produced by: Jeph Loeb and Joel Silver
Written by: Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman, and Steven E. de Souza
Cinematography: Matthew F. Leonetti
Edited by: Glenn Farr, Mark Goldblatt, and John F. Link
Music by: James Horner
Song and lyics by: Michael Des Barnes and Andy Taylor

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 1215 Average listal rating (839 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directed by: George Cosmatos
Produced by: Buzz Feitshans, Mario Kassar, and Andrew Vadjna
Written by: James Cameron, Kevin Jarre, and Sylvester Stallone
Based on charecters created by: David Morrell
Cinematography: Jack Cardiff
Edited by: Mark Goldblatt and Mark Helfrich
Music by: John Goldsmith
Song and lyrics by: Frank Stallone, Peter Schless, and Jerry Goldsmith

Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
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Directed by: Barry Levinson
Produced by: Henry Winkler, Mark Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steve Spielberg
Written by: Chris Columbus
Based on characters created by: Arthur Conan Doyle
Cinematography: Stephen Goldbatt
Edited by: Stu Linder
Music by: Bruce Broughton

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 1369 Average listal rating (853 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Dune (1984)


Directed by: David Lynch
Produced by: Raffaella De Laurentiis and Dino De Laurentiis
Written by: David Lynch
Based on the novel by: Frank Herbert
Cinematography: Freddie Francis
Edited by: Antony Gibbs
Music by: Toto and Brian Eno

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 2568 Average listal rating (1710 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Goonies (1985)


Directed by: Richard Donner
Produced by: Harvey Berhard, Richard Donner, Kathleen Kennedy, and Steven Spielberg
Written by: Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg
Cinematography: Nick McLean
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: Dave Grusin

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 391 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Red Dawn (1984)


Directed by: John Milius
Produced by: Buzz Feitshans, Barry Beckerman, and Sidney Beckerman
Written by: Kevin Reynolds and John Milius
Cinematography: Ric Waite
Edited by: Thom Nobel
Music by: Basil Poledouris

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 1397 Average listal rating (988 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Rocky IV (1985)


Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Produced by: James D. Brubaker, Robert Chartoff, Arthur Chobanian, and Irwin Winkler
Written by: Sylvester Stallone
Cinematography: Bill Butler
Edited by: John W. Wheeler and Don Zimmerman
Music by: Vince DiColla

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 406 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3


Directed by: William Friedkin
Produced by: Irving H. Levine, Samuel Schulman, and Bud S. Smith
Written by: William Friedkin and Gerald Petievich
Based on the novel by: Gerald Petievich
Cinematography: Robby Miller
Edited by: M. Scott Smith
Music by: Wang Chung
Songs and lyrics by: Wang Chung

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
Produced by: Harve Bennett, Gary Nardino, and Ralph Winter
Written by: Ralph Winter
Based on the TV series by: Gene Roddenberry
Cinematography: Charles Correll
Edited by: Robert F. Shugrue
Music by: James Horner

Distributed by: Paramount.Pictures
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People who added this item 5393 Average listal rating (3664 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ghostbusters (1984)


Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Produced by: Ivan Reitman
Written by: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis
Cinematography: Laszlo Kovacs
Edited by: David Blewitt and Sheldon Kahn
Music by: Elmer Bernstein

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (160 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4


Directed by: Thom Eberhardt
Produced by: Andrew Lane and Wayne Crawford
Written by: Thom Eberhard
Cinematography: Arthur Albert
Edited by: Fred Stafford
Music by: David Campbell

Distributed by: Atlantic Entertainment Group
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People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Firestarter (1984)


Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Produced by: Frank Capra Jr. and Martha Schumacher
Written by: Stanley Mann
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Cinematography: Giuseppe Ruzzolini
Edited by: David Rawlins and Ronald Sanders
Music by: Tangerine Dream

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.4


Directed by: Sam Firstenberg
Produced by: Menaham Golan, Yoram Globus, and James Womark
Written by: James R. Silke
Cinematography: Hanania Baer
Music by: Udi Harpaz and Misha Segal

Distributed by: The Cannon Group
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People who added this item 1169 Average listal rating (797 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3


Directed by: George Miller and George Ogilvie
Produced by: Steve Amdedroz, Marcus D'Arcy, Terry Hayes, George Miller, and Doug Mitchell
Written by: George Miller and Terry Hayes
Based on a concept by: George Miller and Bryon Kennedy
Cinematography: Dean Semler
Edited by: Richard Francis Bruce
Music by: Maurice Jarre

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Frank Marshall, George Lucas, Robert Watts, and Kathleen Kennedy
Written by: Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck
Based on characters created by: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Philip Kaufman
Cinematography: Douglas Slocombe
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilms
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8


Directed by: Walter Hill
Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Gene Levy, Joel Silver, and Mae Woods
Written by: Walter Hill and Larry Gross
Cinematography: Andrew Laszlo
Edited by: James Coblentz
Music by: Ry Cooder

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 704 Average listal rating (482 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3


Directed by: John Glen
Produced by: Michael G. Wilson and Albert R. Broccoli
Written by: Michael G. Wilson and Richard Maibaum
Based on the short story, "From a View To a Kill" by: Ian Fleming
Cinematography: Alan Hume
Edited by: Peter Davies
Music by: John Barry
Song and lyrics by: Duran Duran and John Barry

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9


Directed by: Michael Schultz
Produced by: Rupert Hitzig and Barry Gordy
Written by: Louis Venosta
Cinematography: James A. Contner
Edited by: Christopher Holmes
Music by: Misha Segal

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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Say goodbye to Roger Moore as James Bond, while Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd become spies, a time traveling cyborg heads to L.A., and Supergirl takes to the skies!

Where you alive in 1984 and 1985? Wolverines!

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