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Was 1982 the Best Summer in the History of Movies?

A photo of Harrison Ford as Deckard, standing atop a car while hunting a suspect in Blade Runner

Hollywood hit a peak with summer movies exactly 30 years ago, says David Morgan of CBS News. Among the summer flicks of 1982:

  • ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Road Warrior
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Blade Runner
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
Mister T and Sylvester Stallone try to look tough as they stare at each other in a pre-boxing-match faceoff
Of course, that year also gave us Sylvester Stallone in Rocky III. And Firefox, the rare Clint Eastwood misfire, with Clint as a pilot who steals a mind-controlled Russian fighter jet. And Burt Reynolds awkwardly romancing Dolly Parton in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Hey, they can’t all be gems.


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