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Writer's Block: Flashback films

Who is your favorite 80’s moviestar?


RALPH MACCHIO.

As a kid, I was soooo obsessed with The Outsiders (Johnny ♥), The Karate Kid trilogy (the ones not starring Ralph Macchio suck, TBQH), Crossroads (not the one with Britney) & My Cousin Vinny.

(I'm still a bit obsessed with The Outsiders, if I'm being totally honest with myself. C'mon, that cast was ~flawless~, with the exception of Tom Cruise [with apologies to my bb Mari ::hugs:: PLEASEDON'THATEME].)

And then last season, he was on Dancing With the Stars and OMG MY HEART ♥♥♥

Anyhoo, because you know how I roll, have a Ralph spam :)






























































































Runner-Up: Megan Follows, from the Anne of Green Gables mini-series.

Comments

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agape_eternal
Oct. 14th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
I HATE YOU!

lol jus playin. I still ♥ you.

Oooh guess what?! The guy who played Mr. Miyagi went to high school in my city! My rival high school lol but still!
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 14th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
I love how our answers to this question were total opposites lololol.

Mr Miyagi is a fucking legend. WAX ON, WAX OFF.
agape_eternal
Oct. 14th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
XD I know right? Opposites attract lol

FURREAL YO. SWAG FO DAYZ.
thepeculiarcat
Oct. 14th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite high school memories- watching Karate Kid 2 in my German class.
Ralph Macchio with German dubbing was awesome. "Leben oder Tod!?"
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 14th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
LOL! Sounds awesome :D

(We watched The Little Mermaid dubbed in French. About 50 times. The only other movies we watched in French were actual French movies. Manon of the Spring ughhhhh...)
becofoz
Oct. 14th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen The Outsiders in so long. I really want to read the book again.

And Anne of Green Gables...love!

I know you said you've never seen any episodes of Psych but Ralph Macchio guest-starred in an episode last season.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 14th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
My ~claim to fame~ in the 6th grade was that I read The Outsiders 12 times that school year. (Then it was assigned reading in 7th grade English lol.) I don't think I've read it since, though! I need a new copy, mine is missing its cover now :(

I hoping to do an Anne of Green Gables-related post soon...if I can get my hands on what I need to do it! ;)

I didn't know he'd done anything other than a vid on Funny or Die & Dancing With the Stars!
becofoz
Oct. 14th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Yep - he played a police instructor...

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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 15th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
That's amazing! (He's still so cute, even pushing 50!)
abbylover23
Oct. 14th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
OH GOD I APOLOGISE.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHO HE IS. but now i am educated. CAN YOU BELIEVE I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE OUTSIDERS? I AM EMBARRASSED FOR MYSELF.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 15th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
You *need* to watch this film. It launched the career of almost every 80s teen idol. The book on which it's based was written by a 17-year-old girl, which I always found fascinating. It's one of those movies I will never turn down the chance to watch if it's on TV.
abbylover23
Oct. 16th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
yeah i know the book, it's one of my brother's favourites, i've just never seen the film! i shall watch asap!
pleasant_valley
Oct. 15th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
I cried buckets over The Outsiders. :(

I'm a total 80's movie freak so I've always really liked Ralph Macchio too - and seriously does he *ever* age????
My all time favorite movie star from that era will forever be Michael J. Fox though - in fact thinking about it I really should do this "writers block".
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 15th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
OMG WHEN JOHNNY DIES, THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH TISSUES IN THE WORLD FOR MY TEARS LOL.

I don't think he does age, he's almost 50 & still looks terrific!

You totally should do this Writer's Block...I'm curious to see your favorite Michael J Fox films!
totallyclassics
Oct. 15th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
I had a major crush on Ralph Macchio as a teen.I love the Outsiders.Rob Lowe <3.Karate Kid is a great 80´s flick.The teen idols of today don´t hold a candle to the Brat Pack.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 15th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
I totally agree! I love almost all the teen flicks of the 80s ;)
liz_unscripted
Oct. 15th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
The Outsiders is my all time favorite book. So good.
I agree with you about the movie cast, minus Tom Cruise, being awesome haha.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 15th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
I think I need to re-read the book, it's been years! But I need a new copy since mine is sooooo worn out, but I'm nostalgic & want one with the exact same cover mine had!

I agree with you about the movie cast, minus Tom Cruise, being awesome haha.

I'M GLAD I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT FEELS THAT WAY ABOUT THE CAST LOL. I got the 25th Anniversary Outsiders DVD & it has a documentary about the making of the film & has the actors screen tests. I wish I could remember who some of the actors were that were up for some of the parts...the only one I can remember off-hand is that they originally wanted Mickey Rourke to play Darry/Darrell. Let's just say I'm glad they went with the cast they did (minus Tom Cruise, but then thank goodness he got a minor role & is hardly in it lol). Rob Lowe's autobiography that was released earlier this year had a lot of behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the making of the film, too.
totallyclassics
Oct. 24th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Mickey Rourke was pretty good in The Wresler and Year of the Dragon.
papermemoirs
Oct. 16th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
The Outsiders ♥
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