|Original Movie Poster (1985)|
The film was directed by Richard Donner (SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, LETHAL WEAPON series, 16 BLOCKS) and the story was by Steven Spielberg (JAWS, THE INDIANA JONES series, LINCOLN). The screenplay was by local filmmaker Chris Columbus (HOME ALONE 1 & 2, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, RENT). The cast reads like a who's who in Hollywood. Sean Astin (Mickey) as acted in films like TOY SOLDIERS, ENCINO MAN, and THE LORDS OF THE RING TRILOGY. Josh Brolin (Brandon) has been some major Academy Award winning and nominated films such as MILK, W., NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, TRUE GRIT and GANGSTER SQUARD. Corey Feldman (Mouth) has been in so many films it's hard to list them all! Some of my favorites of his are THE LOST BOYS, LICENSE TO DRIVE, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER, STAND BY ME, and THE 'BURBS. Actress Martha Plimpton (Steph) is now famous for her role as Virginia Chance on the hit FOX comedy show Raising Hope. Jonathan Ke Quan (Data) was also in INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM as well as ENCINO MAN with Sean Astin.
The film was released by Warner Brothers on June 7, 1985. The budget was $19 million dollars, which was pretty pricey back in 1985. However, it went on to gross over $61.4 million dollars! Then it was released on VHS and it exploded even more! Soon there was the DVD and a couple of years ago, it came out in a special edition blu-ray boxset! Twenty-eight years after it's theatrical release, the film transcends time and now a whole new generation of kids are watching this timeless classic!
Tonight we had over 60 people in attendance! Not to bad for a Thursday night! Now like I said, the Camera 3 will be showing one cult classic film every month from now till November. Next month we'll be screening the 1978 comedy classic CHEECH AND CHONG'S UP IN SMOKE on April 18th and again on April 20th and it's a 35mm film print screening! So make plans to attend this screening folks! To view their upcoming schedule, visit the Camera Cinemas website at www.cameracinemas.com.
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