‘Take Me Home Tonight’ Music Video: 39 80s Movies In 4 Minutes

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 7th, 2011 at 12:36 pm,

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The comedy film Take Me Home Tonight opens this weekend and although we haven’t really covered it on the site, being an old guy I got a kick out of this music video put together to promote the movie. Atomic Tom does their version of the 80s classic song “Don’t You Want Me” done back then by The Human League. I’m old enough to remember hearing the original song on the radio and I have to say that I like both the original and this latest version.

The movie takes place in the late 1980s and in the video below they re-enact (VERY briefly) almost 40 well known and beloved films from that decade. The way they manage to identify and capture each film in about 5 seconds each is actually quite well done – and it’s fun to pick out all the movies. The video is below, see how many you can pick out, and then afterwards you can vote in our poll listing all the films and pick your five favorites just for giggles. (Oh, and below we have a contest with some fun stuff you can win as well.)

And a little space in case you want to pick out the films for yourself before we list them all.

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And now here’s a list of all the films WE were able to pick out – vote for your top five and let us know if we missed any!

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Take Me Home Tonight opens Friday, March 2nd.

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  1. I wanna be a winnah!!

  2. teresa palmer is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOT

  3. I saw the movie already at a screening.I thought it was pretty good, but it was no Raiders of the Lost Arc.

  4. The 80′s gave birth to some of the most iconic movies in popular culture, and cinematic history. Truly, it was a blessed decade… Recent movies are often a bit of a let down in comparison. Kind of sad.

    And don’t forget the music! I challenge someone to go through that list and see how many times Tears for Fears shows up in soundtracks.

  5. that was really fun to watch!

  6. I caught this video on VH1 the other morning. I missed “Twins,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Fletch,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.”

    My pick in the top five were (in no particular order):

    “Sixteen Candles” (Its just so cute and I love Jake Ryan, when the cars move at the end and he’s outside the church waiting for her… ‘Yeah you.’ Ohhhh!)

    “ET” (really scared me when I was a kid… Thanks mainly to John Williams’ score. Especially when the scientists are rolling out the clear tubing to create tunnels and walking around dressed as astronauts on a space walk. To this day, I see giant PVC pipes on trucks, “ET” goes through my head.)

    “The Empire Strikes Back” (the best of the saga. John Williams’music, Luke’s training, Han and Leia’s tension, introducing Master Yoda. ‘Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!’)

    “Back to the Future” (I could watch this movie all day every day and not get bored with it. My brothers and I would act out scenes when were kids, skateboard around the house… My favorite scene in that film is when Marty skateboards around Hill Valley while Biff is chasing him in the car. Again… its the music, this time by Alan Silvestri although John Williams did compose the theme.)

    “The Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Archaeology/Anthropology are great hobbies of mine due to this film. I studied both in college always thinking of Indiana Jones when tests came along. I bet he didn’t have to take a multiple choice test. Bring home some ancient relics that belong in a museum and I bet they’ll let you teach anything! :) I hate Marion though. What an annoying character! Can’t you have a strong female character without making her such a b****? She whined all the time! Get yourself out of the scrape! Boy… Oh and the music again by John Williams…)

    Funny that I picked those, since when I think 80s movie I don’t necessarily think “Star Wars,” “Back to the Future,” or “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” I definitely go John Hughes yet “Sixteen Candles” was the only one that made my list. Thanks for the interesting insight on myself, Vic.

    • ” “Back to the Future” (I could watch this movie all day every day and not get bored with it. My brothers and I would act out scenes when were kids, skateboard around the house… My favorite scene in that film is when Marty skateboards around Hill Valley while Biff is chasing him in the car. Again… its the music, this time by Alan Silvestri although John Williams did compose the theme.)”

      No, Alan Silvestri composed the theme. John Williams had NOTHING to do with this one.

      • @ Victor Field: Not according to the opening credits Silvestri didn’t. It says ‘Theme by John Williams.’

        • @Jessie: I’m afraid you’re completely mistaken, or deluded. I’ve seen the movie several times, I’ve bought the soundtrack album (both the original release and the score album that finally came out a year or two ago), and John Williams is not mentioned on the opening credits. Or the closing credits. Because he did NOT do that movie.

          Alan Silvestri did score an episode of “Amazing Stories,” a show which Williams DID write the theme for. Maybe you’re thinking about that.

          • @ Victor Field: While I don’t appreciate being called ‘deluded’ and I don’t see what owning the soundtracks has to do with the opening credits of the movies, I did go back and watch the opening credits of all three movies, and you’re right. John Williams is not mentioned. I must’ve just been piecing some other credits with “Back to the Future” in my mind, coupled with Williams career-long relationship with Steven Speilberg, its just an honest mistake. Thanks for pointing it out, although I thought your responses a little rude.

  7. My all-time favorite movie from the 1980s isn’t necessarily one that fits into pop culture, into the New Wave or other music-driven storylines that tend to fill most memories of the 80s.

    It’s the Civil War movie “Glory” which stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Cary Elwes. (“Platoon” is a close second; yes, it stars the now-crazy Charlie Sheen. “Untouchables” is probably third).

  8. Also, if we want to be specific, the reference to Rambo/First Blood in the music video isn’t to the first movie, but rather to the sequel, “Rambo: First Blood, Part II.”

    He doesn’t go all gung-ho, packing the huge weapon with strip of bullets in the first one.

    • Actually, I believe he does on the roof of the police station when he’s blowing up the town at the end.

  9. Yeah, I love Alien. But it was 1979. So I guess that would TECHNICALLY have been Aliens (1986).
    And while I do love the Hughes movies I did miss seeing Lethal Weapon and Die Hard in there. I mean, can you get much more iconic than those two? I don’t think so. Those two will always hold a special place in my move-lovin’ heart.

  10. I thought the 80s teen movies really made people relate to their lives at the time.

  11. The song is “Don’t you want me” by the human league.

    • Thanks, goliad – you can tell how much i am into music…

      Vic

  12. I used to watch The Karate Kid after school. When it was over I’d rewind it and watch it again. Favorite 80′s movie of all time.

  13. I love Back To The Future, and Teen Wolf. Most of these movies made my life, and who I am today. I loved the video, and I have to go out and watch this movie. I love the actors and they did a good job. From movies like Alien all through to When Harry Met Sally. Everything. I love it.

  14. The Breakfast Club IS the quintessential 80′s movie. Hands down.

  15. I was born in 1980. About 2 weeks before Mt St Helens blew actually. So I think I define the 80s baby. :P BIG, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf, Ferris Bueller were icons from my childhood!

  16. Perhaps it’s a reach but I would add the silly string fight in “Big” to the list and the dancer who does the jump over his own leg move as a nod to “House Party”. At least, that’s what I thought of when I saw those, whether they intended the reference or not.

    • My wife tells me that the pushing people into a circle to clear the dance floor is from Footloose. And I’m moving Big to a definite since they have the dancing on the keyboard thing.

  17. John Hughes movies were what I wished my life was like.

  18. Great scott!

  19. I swear growing up in the 1980′s was awesome Ferris Buellers day off is one i never want to see remade.

  20. what is the scene with Anna Farris putting a bunny in the pot??

    • @ Mike: “Fatal Attraction” with Glenn Close and Michael Douglas.

  21. I love Topher’s Michael J Fox impression!

    If the movie is half as fun as this video, then I might have to check it out.

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