Category Archives: Movies 1980s

‘Platoon’ wins Best Picture at 59th Academy Awards 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1987)


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(Monday, March 30, 1987, 6:00-9:19 p.m. PST)Platoon, an American war film about a rookie soldier who struggles under the unbearable conditions of a horrible war, won four Oscars tonight at the 59th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Oliver Stone for Best Director. Continue reading ‘Platoon’ wins Best Picture at 59th Academy Awards 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 30 1987)

‘Radio Days’ premieres in Park City, Utah 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 24 1987)


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(Saturday, January 24, 1987)Radio Days, an American comedy-drama film about a family’s life during the Golden Age of Radio, premiered today at the Utah/US Film Festival (later the Sundance Film Festival) in Park City, Utah

Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Seth Green, Robert Joy, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Julie Kurnitz, Renée Lippin, Kenneth Mars, Josh Mostel, Tony Roberts, Wallace Shawn, Michael Tucker, David Warrilow and Dianne Wiest.

‘Platoon’ released in U.S. theaters 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 19 1986)


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(Friday, December 19, 1986, 12:00 p.m. EST)Platoon, an American war film about a young recruit in Vietnam who faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man, opened today in U.S. theaters, including the Loews New York Twin and Astor Plaza in New York City.

Directed by Oliver Stone, the film starred Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen.

‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’ released in U.S. theaters 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 26 1986)


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(Wednesday, November 26, 1986, 10:00 a.m. EST) — To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales as Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the fourth feature film based on Star Trek, was released today in U.S. theaters, including Loew’s State 1 theater in New York City.

Directed by Leonard Nimoy, the film starred William Shatner, Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols.

‘Hoosiers’ premieres in Indianapolis 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 10 1986)


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(Monday, November 10, 1986, 8:00 p.m. EST)Hoosiers, a sports film about a troubled coach who enlists the town drunk to turn a high school basketball team into winners, premiered tonight at the Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Continue reading ‘Hoosiers’ premieres in Indianapolis 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 10 1986)