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1987 revisited: Scribes, World War II through the eyes of babes and Mickey Rourke

1987 revisited: Scribes, World War II through the eyes of babes and Mickey Rourke

It was the ’80s, so the films of 1987 naturally had big stars, big hair and big soundtracks.

The year’s most popular movie, however improbably, was a remake of a French comedy, “Three Men and a Baby,” starring Steve Guttenberg, Tom Selleck and Ted Danson, and directed by Leonard Nimoy. It beat out more star-driven and action fare such as “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “The Untouchables,” “Lethal Weapon,” “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Predator” and “RoboCop.”

Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” took home the best picture Oscar over the James L. Brooks’ media satire “Broadcast News,” starring William Hurt, Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks; the John Patrick...

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