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Quiz about 10 Years10 Questions  1980s Movie Edition
Quiz about 10 Years10 Questions  1980s Movie Edition

10 Years/10 Questions - 1980s Movie Edition Quiz


Starting with 1980, I will give you a movie quote from one movie in each year of the decade. How well do you remember '80's movies?

A multiple-choice quiz by BigVBDude. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
BigVBDude
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
404,019
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. 1980 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Mrs. Torantino: "Are you the police?"
Elwood: "No, ma'am. We're musicians"
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Question 2 of 10
2. 1981 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Recruiter: "Are either of you homosexuals?"
Winger: "You mean, like, flaming?"
Recruiter: "Well, it's a standard question we have to ask."
Russell: "No, we're not homosexual, but we are *willing to learn*."
Winger: "Yeah, would they send us someplace special?"
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 1982 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Jeff: "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."
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Question 4 of 10
4. 1983 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Joshua: "Greetings, Professor Falken."
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 1984 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Nigel Tufnel: "...These go to eleven."
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Question 6 of 10
6. 1985 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

George: "I've never picked a fight in my entire life."
Marty: "Look, you're not gonna be picking a fight, Dad...Dad-Dad-Daddy-O."
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 1986 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Gordie: "Do you think I'm weird?"
Chris: "Definitely."
Gordie: "No man, seriously. Am I weird?"
Chris: "Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird."
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 1987 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Adrian: "Here's a news flash: Today President Lyndon Johnson passed a highway beautification bill. The bill basically said that his daughters could not drive in a convertible on public highways."
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Question 9 of 10
9. 1988 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Billy: "So you got a job, where you play with all these toys."
Josh: :Yup!"
Billy: "And they're gonna pay you for that!"
Josh: "Yup!"
Billy: "SUCKERS!"
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. 1989 - Name the movie this quote comes from.

Harry Doyle: "Haywood swings and crushes one toward South America. Tomlinson is gonna need a Visa to catch this one. It is out of here and there is nothing left but a vapor trail."
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 1980 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Mrs. Torantino: "Are you the police?" Elwood: "No, ma'am. We're musicians"

Answer: The Blues Brothers

"The Blues Brothers" was a screwball comedy from 1980. Brothers Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) Blues are on a "mission from God" to save their former orphanage. The plan is to "get the band back together" and raise the money together. There are some great comedy performances to go along with the many R&B and soul performances featured. Aykroyd is a perfect balance to go with Belushi's frenetic energy. This line comes as they're looking for one of their former bandmates.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1980.
2. 1981 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Recruiter: "Are either of you homosexuals?" Winger: "You mean, like, flaming?" Recruiter: "Well, it's a standard question we have to ask." Russell: "No, we're not homosexual, but we are *willing to learn*." Winger: "Yeah, would they send us someplace special?"

Answer: Stripes

"Stripes" tells the story of John Winger and Russell Ziskey, a couple of 30-somethings who decide to join the Army when they find their lives leave something to be desired. The story follows the two from basic training through their first mission. This line comes during their enlistment interview.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1981.
3. 1982 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Jeff: "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

Answer: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

"Fast Times" is director Amy Heckerling's film about six teens growing up in Southern California. The "Jeff" here is Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli, the resident stoner/surfer who is constantly late or absent from class. He has some epic battles with history teacher Mr. Hand. All he really wants this quote and to "cruise History" (meaning to pass the class). The film also follows Brad navigating the complex world of fast food work, Stacy and Mark's budding romance, Mike's sabotage of that budding romance and Linda's difficulty with a long-distance relationship.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1982.
4. 1983 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Joshua: "Greetings, Professor Falken."

Answer: WarGames

"WarGames" followed early hacker David (Matthew Broderick in an early role) and what he found when he was able to hack a government supercomputer. The computer simulation was actually national defense missile trackers. Both the Americans and the Soviets thought the other had fired on them. The "game" David had been playing was actually putting millions of innocent lives in danger.

David was able to access the system through a "back door", a shortcut for the programmer. When he logged in as Professor Falken, the computer (Joshua) gave this greeting. Falken named the computer after his late son.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1983.
5. 1984 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Nigel Tufnel: "...These go to eleven."

Answer: This is Spinal Tap

"This is Spinal Tap" is the film directed by Rob Reiner that follows the heavy metal band Spinal Tap as they are out on tour. It is one of the first examples of the "mockumentary" style of film making.

In this scene, Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist for the band, is showing interviewer Marty how they are the loudest band. He insists that simply changing the numbers on the knobs up to 11, his amps will be louder. Even after Marty poked holes in his theory, Nigel kept trying to show the numbers.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1984.
6. 1985 - Name the movie this quote comes from. George: "I've never picked a fight in my entire life." Marty: "Look, you're not gonna be picking a fight, Dad...Dad-Dad-Daddy-O."

Answer: Back to the Future

Really, George and Marty should have given this clue away. "Back to the Future" is the story of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and his unintentional trip back in time to 1955. There, he meets his mother, Lorraine (Lea Thompson) and father, George (Crispin Glover) as their younger selves. They were supposed to have met when her father hit George with the car. While he was looking for a house, Marty knocks George out of the way and is hit by the car himself. The feelings that would have grown from Lorraine taking care of George were now directed at Marty.

Because the series of events happened, Marty's parents never fell in love, and his very existence was in danger. So Marty had to develop a plan to help Lorraine fall in love with George. The plan was to have Marty go out with Lorraine (weird, I know) and have George come and rescue her as Marty was "trying to take advantage" of her. George isn't too keen on the idea of picking a fight with Marty. Marty's part of this quote is that he momentarily forgot he was talking to a teenager (even though George is Marty's father) and called him "Dad." Marty covers it up with the "Daddy-O" line.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1985.
7. 1986 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Gordie: "Do you think I'm weird?" Chris: "Definitely." Gordie: "No man, seriously. Am I weird?" Chris: "Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird."

Answer: Stand by Me

"Stand by Me" tells the story of Gordie (Wil Wheaton), Chris (River Phoenix), Vern (Jerry O'Connell), and Teddy (Corey Feldman), four friends who set out on an adventure to find the body of a boy in a neighboring town who went missing weeks earlier.

Gordie, an aspiring storyteller, asks Chris, his best friend who is a tough kid from a bad family if he's weird. Throughout the film, Chris strangely gives Gordie fatherly advice, and this scene is no exception.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1986.
8. 1987 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Adrian: "Here's a news flash: Today President Lyndon Johnson passed a highway beautification bill. The bill basically said that his daughters could not drive in a convertible on public highways."

Answer: Good Morning, Vietnam

Based on the (mostly) true story of Adrian Cronauer, Armed Forces Radio DJ, and his time in Vietnam. While it's true that Cronauer was quick-witted and funny in real life, Robin Williams expertly takes on the role and is at his frenetic best. When the machine that receives the news from around the world goes down, he doesn't have any real news to read, so he makes up a few "stories". Since improv is Robin Williams' true talent, most of the dialogue when he's on the air is improvised and hilarious!

All the wrong answers were also released in 1987.
9. 1988 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Billy: "So you got a job, where you play with all these toys." Josh: :Yup!" Billy: "And they're gonna pay you for that!" Josh: "Yup!" Billy: "SUCKERS!"

Answer: Big

When Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) makes a wish on an automated fortune teller machine, his wish comes true, but not in the way he expected. He went to sleep that night as a 12-year old and woke up as an adult. While Josh and his best friend, Billy, try to find out where the Zoltar machine was, they decide to hide Josh in New York City. Josh lucks his way into a job playing with toys in a toy company. Little did they know that they actually hired a 12-year old. The movie captures the complete fish-out-of-water scenarios and Tom Hanks (pre- Forrest Gump) is very funny and brings a great innocence to the role. When Billy finds out what Josh's job is, this exchange happens.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1988.
10. 1989 - Name the movie this quote comes from. Harry Doyle: "Haywood swings and crushes one toward South America. Tomlinson is gonna need a Visa to catch this one. It is out of here and there is nothing left but a vapor trail."

Answer: Major League

The Cleveland Indians are in the middle of a decades-long pennant drought, so the widow of the former team owner devises a plan to relocate the team to Miami. "Major League" tells the story of the team of misfits who become winners, despite all the hurdles placed in their way. Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker) is the colorful play-by-play man on Indians' radio broadcasts. When Rick Vaughn (Charlie Sheen) throws a mistake pitch to the Yankees' big slugger, Doyle describes the homerun with this quote.

All the wrong answers were also released in 1989.
Source: Author BigVBDude

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