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Quiz about 80s Movies In Other Words
Quiz about 80s Movies In Other Words

80's Movies In Other Words Trivia Quiz


Movie titles in other more complicated terms.

A multiple-choice quiz by LoveRCrowe. Estimated time: 9 mins.
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Author
LoveRCrowe
Time
9 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
109,182
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
13 / 20
Plays
6507
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Question 1 of 20
1. Japanese system of self defense child?

Answer: (Three Words - first word is The)
Question 2 of 20
2. First meal of the day, group of people associated for a common purpose?

Answer: (Three Words)
Question 3 of 20
3. Disembodied spirit of a dead person breakers?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 4 of 20
4. Exciting and dangerous undertakings while taking care of children?

Answer: (Three Words)
Question 5 of 20
5. Ritzy neighborhood in California policeman?

Answer: (Three Words)
Question 6 of 20
6. Silky case which the larvae of some insects spin about themselves as a shelter during the pupa stage?

Answer: (One Word -- old people)
Question 7 of 20
7. Precarious vocation?

Answer: (Two Words - Tom Cruise)
Question 8 of 20
8. Mix deranged?

Answer: (Two Words -- Richard Pryor)
Question 9 of 20
9. A mixed alcoholic drink?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 10 of 20
10. Precipitation male?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 11 of 20
11. Of great size?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 12 of 20
12. Peak firearm?

Answer: (Two Words -- Val Kilmer)
Question 13 of 20
13. Lower extremity unbound?

Answer: (One Word -- John Lithgow)
Question 14 of 20
14. To cause a liquid to scatter?

Answer: (One Word -- John Candy)
Question 15 of 20
15. Imaginary small creatures humorously blamed for disruption of any procedure?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 16 of 20
16. Inflicting punishment in return for wrong doings of persons scorned as dull?

Answer: (Four Words -- Anthony Edwards)
Question 17 of 20
17. The 'Looney Tunes' stuttering pig's?

Answer: (One Word - don't forget the apostrophe)
Question 18 of 20
18. Long narrow bands differing from the surrounding areas?

Answer: (One Word -- Bill Murray)
Question 19 of 20
19. Brief path of an electric current?

Answer: (Two Words -- Steve Guttenberg)
Question 20 of 20
20. A pair of two similar things?

Answer: (One Word -1988)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Japanese system of self defense child?

Answer: The Karate Kid

Mr. Miyagi is named for Ghogyun Miyagi, who became the forerunner of karate-jutsu in Okinawa, Japan. (Imdb) Pat Morita plays Miyagi in the movie.
2. First meal of the day, group of people associated for a common purpose?

Answer: The Breakfast Club

Emilio Estevez was originally cast as the character Bender, Ally Sheedy was originally cast as Claire. Anthony Michael Hall's real mother and sister play the mother and sister of Brian Johnson in the movie. (Imdb)
3. Disembodied spirit of a dead person breakers?

Answer: Ghostbusters

In the scene where Sigourney Weaver's eggs jump out of the carton and start frying on the counter, there is a bag of 'Stay Puft' marshmallows sitting next to the possessed eggs.
4. Exciting and dangerous undertakings while taking care of children?

Answer: Adventures in Babysitting

Chris Columbus directed this movie, he also directed 'Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone' and 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'. In 'Adventures in Babysitting', the character Sara has a 'Gizmo' backpack. Chris Columbus wrote the movie 'Gremlins'.(Imdb)
5. Ritzy neighborhood in California policeman?

Answer: Beverly Hills Cop

Axel Foley says he is writing an article for 'Rolling Stone' about Michael Jackson called 'Michael Jackson: Sitting on Top of the World'. In real life, 'Rolling Stone' ran an article titled 'Eddie Murphy: Sitting on Top of the World'. Sylvester Stallone was originally cast in the role of Axel Foley. (Imdb)
6. Silky case which the larvae of some insects spin about themselves as a shelter during the pupa stage?

Answer: Cocoon

Directed by Ron Howard in 1985. My favorite scene, so funny, has the line 'Blue steel. Cat couldn't scratch it.'
7. Precarious vocation?

Answer: Risky Business

One of the most memorable movie scenes ever, Tom Cruise in a dress shirt, socks and tighty whities, singing and dancing to 'Old Time Rock n Roll'. 'My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment. I grossed over $8,000 in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?' Another great quote from this movie, 'It seems to me that if there were any logic to our language, trust would be a four letter word.'
8. Mix deranged?

Answer: Stir Crazy

Sidney Poitier directs this hilarious movie starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder.
9. A mixed alcoholic drink?

Answer: Cocktail

'I don't care how liberated this world becomes. A man will always be judged by the amount of alcohol he can consume and a woman will be impressed, whether she likes it or not.' -Doug Coughlin
10. Precipitation male?

Answer: Rain Man

Coincidence? The license plate on a red sports car in the beginning of the movie has the plate number 'MI 3762 4'. Tom Cruise's birthday is 3 July '62. Take it a step further and 'MI' could be 'Mission Impossible' and '4' could be 'Born on the Fourth of July'. Two later Cruise movies.
11. Of great size?

Answer: Big

When the song 'Country Grammar' by Nelly came out I recognized that 'shimmy shimmy cocoa puff' part of the song but I couldn't figure out where I'd heard it before. It is the silly song that 'Josh' and 'Billy' sing in 'Big'. To give Tom Hanks an idea of how a 12 year old would behave, Penny Marshall (the film's director) filmed each 'grown up' scene with David Moscow (young Josh) playing Hanks' part. Hanks then copied Moscow's behavior. (IMDB) Interestingly, in 'Forrest Gump', Michael Connor Humphries (young Forrest) really spoke with that slow southern drawl we all imitate, Tom Hanks copied his way of speaking.
12. Peak firearm?

Answer: Top Gun

From the IMDB again, 'Stunt pilot Art Scholl died when his plane crashed on 16 September 1985 while he was performing the 'flat spin' shown in the movie.' Val Kilmer didn't want to be in this movie, he was forced to by contract. Matthew Modine turned down the role of Maverick (whoops!), Tom Cruise is an inch too short to be a Navy pilot, and 3 actors in 'Top Gun' went on to star in 'E.R.' (Michael Ironside, Anthony Edwards, and Rick Rossovich.)
13. Lower extremity unbound?

Answer: Footloose

Herbert Ross directed 'Footloose', 'Steel Magnolias', 'My Blue Heaven' and 'Boys on the Side'.
14. To cause a liquid to scatter?

Answer: Splash

John Travolta, Dudley Moore and Bill Murray turned down the role of Allen Bauer. (IMDB)
15. Imaginary small creatures humorously blamed for disruption of any procedure?

Answer: Gremlins

Look for cameos by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, an E.T. plush doll and Chuck Jones. There are many 'tips of the hat' to other movies, including the movies on the marquee 'A Boy's Life' and 'Watch the Skies', the working titles of 'E.T.' and 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. (Imdb)
16. Inflicting punishment in return for wrong doings of persons scorned as dull?

Answer: Revenge of the Nerds

Robert Carradine (Louis Skolnick) is the son of John Carradine, brother of Keith Carradine and half-brother of David Carradine. Anthony Edwards (Gilbert Lowell) went on to star in 'Top Gun' and 'E.R.'. Timothy Busfield (Arnold Poindexter) later starred in 'thirtysomething'. Curtis Armstrong (Booger) played the campus cop in 'Van Wilder', he also played 'Miles' in 'Risky Business' and Herbert Viola on 'Moonlighting'.

Not bad for a bunch of 'nerds.' ;)
17. The 'Looney Tunes' stuttering pig's?

Answer: Porky's

Kim Cattrall ('Sex and the City') played Honeywell, the girl who howls and gets a gym sock stuffed in her mouth.
18. Long narrow bands differing from the surrounding areas?

Answer: Stripes

'Where have you been soldier?' 'Training, sir.' 'TRAINING, SIR!' 'What kind of training?' 'Ar-my training, sir.' 'ARMY TRAINING, SIR!' 'Are you telling me that you men finished your training on your own?' 'That's a fact, Jack.' 'THAT'S A FACT, JACK!' Great, hilarious movie starring Bill Murray and Harold Ramis.
19. Brief path of an electric current?

Answer: Short Circuit

'Johnny Five is alive!' 'Short Circuit' starring Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg came out in 1986. Some of the movie was filmed on location in Astoria, Oregon. (Our little Hollywood of the Pacific Northwest.) Astoria is a very picturesque town located on the northwestern most part of Oregon along the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. 'Kindergarten Cop' and 'The Goonies' were also filmed in Astoria.
20. A pair of two similar things?

Answer: Twins

'Only there mother can tell them apart.' Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in this hilarious comedy directed by Ivan Reitman (he also directed Arnold in 'Kindergarten Cop' and 'Junior'). Heather Graham plays young Mary Ann Benedict. 'Twins' was Arnold's first comedy.
Source: Author LoveRCrowe

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