Ten Eighties Remakes That Actually Deserve to Happen


With so many eighties cultural phenomenons now being revived for younger audiences — from The Karate Kid to The A-Team to trickle-down economics — we’re left to wonder: Just what Reagan-era titles haven’t been plundered yet? We don’t mean landmarks like The Smurfs or Police Academy, or beloved cult hits like Flight of the Navigator — all of which are now in various stages of redevelopment. We mean those eighties movies or TV shows that never caught on to begin with — the ones with unrealized potential, just waiting to be dusted off. Herewith, we present ten properties in need of a second look. (Note to Hollywood executives: If you do happen to greenlight any of these, we’d like our 10 percent finders’ fee paid out in Double Dare dollars.)