Monday, February 14, 2011

VIDEO: "Take Me Home Tonight" Cast Reenact 80s Movies in Atomic Tom's "Don't You Want Me" Video

I haven't been hearing great buzz about Topher Grace's screenwriting debut Take Me Home Tonight. Apparently some people think it's a Hot Tub Time Machine-type rip-off. I thought the trailer was pretty funny and the cast of young comedians that range from Ana Faris to Demetri Martin is inspired. But what will get me to the theater March 4th aren't either of those things. I'll be forking over $13 for my love of 80s movies. One of the songs on the Take Me Home Tonight soundtrack is Atomic Tom's "Don't You Want Me" and the video is an homage to the decade's best films.
(Don't let the still fool you, it's totally safe for work.)

Movie Order: Say Anything, Dirty Dancing, The Ghostbusters, Weird Science, Ghost, Sixteen Candles, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Karate Kid, ET, Basic Instinct, Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally, Poltergiest, Top Gun, Splash, Teen Wolf, Back to the Future, Risky Business, Indiana Jones, Ferris Bueller, The Shining, Weekend at Bernie's, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Rambo, Big, Cocktail, Fletch, Flashdance, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Can't Buy Me Love, Twins, Caddyshack, Terminator, Norma Rae, Little Shop of Horrors, Risky Business, The Blues Brothers, Top Gun, Teen Wolf, Dirty Dancing, Weekend at Bernie's, The Ghostbusters, and The Breakfast Club.


  1. Basketball movie is Fletch. Union movie is Norma Rae. You missed Can't Buy Me Love after Friday the 13th, riding a lawnmower with the cowboy hat.

  2. oh yeah! I remember seeing it, but I must've forgotten to write it. Thanks!

  3. This is incorrect. Here's the Correct Movie Orders:

    1. Aliens
    2. Say Anything
    3. Dirty Dancing
    4. Ghostbusters
    5. Weird Science
    6. Ghost
    7. 16 Candles
    8. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
    9. The Karate Kid Part I
    10. ET: The Extra Terrestrial
    11. Fatal Attraction
    12. Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
    13. When Harry Met Sally
    14. Poltergeist
    15. Top Gun
    16. Splash
    17. Teen Wolf
    18. Back to the Future Part I
    19. Risky Business
    20. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones)
    21. Ferris Beuller's Day Off
    22. The Shining
    23. Weekend at Bernie's
    24. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    25. Rambo: First Blood Part II
    26. Big
    27. Cocktail
    28. Fletch
    29. Flash Dance
    30. Nightmare on Elm Street
    31. Friday the 13th
    32. Can't Buy Me Love
    33. Twins
    34. Caddyshack
    35. Terminator
    36. Norma Rae
    37. Little Shop of Horrors
    38. Blues Brothers
    39. The Breakfast Club