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80s Blockbusters: When Hollywood Played Tough (2017)

Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood (original title)
Who has never watched Rocky or Terminator? In the 80s and early 90s, action films were big hits, and we all remember famous scenes and lines. Industry players and experts, speak of the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Joël Augros Joël Augros ... Himself
Régis Brochier Régis Brochier ... Himself
Cyril Despontin ... Himself
Gary W. Goldstein Gary W. Goldstein ... Himself
Marianne Kac Vergne Marianne Kac Vergne ... Herself
Dolph Lundgren ... Himself
Wade Major Wade Major ... Himself
John McTiernan ... Himself
Chuck Norris ... Himself (archive footage)
Jean-François Rauger Jean-François Rauger ... Himself
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (archive footage)
Steven Seagal ... Himself (archive footage)
Sylvester Stallone ... Himself (archive footage)
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Himself (archive footage)
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Who has never watched Rocky or Terminator? In the 80s and early 90s, action films were big hits, and we all remember famous scenes and lines. Industry players and experts, speak of the golden age of the genre, by highlighting the socio-political context it was thriving in. Like it or not, these «so bad it's good» movies have marked the history of cinema. This documentary pays homage to the biggest roles of our favorite beefy actors. It sheds light on the behind the scenes, pointing to the reasons of their huge success. Throughout archives and interviews we also get to know the point of view of Chuck Norris, Schwarzenegger and Stallone among others. Here come the tough guys with big guns.

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4 October 2017 (France) See more »

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I don't know why this exists I guess.
30 January 2018 | by ryan-k-3See all my reviews

It is with great reluctance that I post a negative review, but I don't understand why this was made. It isn't feature length. It really doesn't have any substantive interviews. It is about 50 minutes with a few brief interviews from unknowns not really going into any substance, but just a very rough, very brief explanation of why the 80s were the glory days for action movie stars. I've seen better interviews just on web series, that aren't packaged as documentaries.


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