From 'Overboard' to 'Pretty in Pink': The '80s Rom-coms Quiz

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From 'Overboard' to 'Pretty in Pink': The '80s Rom-coms Quiz
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The '80s were the heyday of the cheesy romantic comedy. This quiz will test your mastery of the romances and wacky hijinks of the best '80s rom-coms.
Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford.
"Working Girl"
Working girl Tess (Griffith) falls for executive Jack (Ford) in the 1988 rom-com.
"The Allnighter"
"Murphy's Romance"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner.
"Seems Like Old Times"
"Bull Durham"
Sarandon and Costner play baseball groupie Annie and minor league catcher Crash in 1988's "Bull Durham."
"Two of a Kind"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Cher and Nicolas Cage.
"Roxanne"
"Moonstruck"
Widow Loretta (Cher) has an affair with her boyfriend's brother, Ronny (Cage), in 1987's "Moonstruck."
"About Last Night ..."

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Robin Wright and Cary Elwes.
"The Princess Bride"
Wright plays Princess Buttercup and Elwes is her true love, Westley, in "The Princess Bride."
"Blind Date"
"The Sure Thing"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah.
"Overboard"
"Splash"
"Roxanne"
Martin and Hannah star in "Roxanne," a 1988 "Cyrano de Bergerac" update.

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Diane Keaton and Sam Shepard.
"Baby Boom"
In "Baby Boom," Keaton is a high-powered executive who inherits a baby, and Shepard is the veterinarian she falls for.
"The Woman in Red"
"Chances Are"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater.
"Casual Sex?"
"The Secret of My Success"
In the workplace rom-com "The Secret of My Success," Brantley (Fox) falls for Christy (Slater).
"Best Friends"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Debra Winger and Robert Redford.
"Legal Eagles"
In "Legal Eagles," Winger and Redford fall in love while trying a case.
"Better Off Dead"
"Blame it on Rio"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Cybill Shepherd and Robert Downey Jr.
"Seems Like Old Times"
"Micki & Maude"
"Chances Are"
Downey is Shepherd's reborn husband (long story) in "Chances Are."

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.
"Mannequin"
Artist McCarthy creates mannequin Emmy (Cattrall), and of course she comes to life.
"Best Friends"
"Overboard"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by the actors who played the main couple: Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger.
"Romancing the Stone"
"Blind Date"
Hilarity ensues when workaholic Walter (Willis) brings Nadia (Basinger) to a work function in "Blind Date."
"Murphy's Romance"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Andie Walsh and Blane McDonnagh.
"Can't Buy Me Love"
"The Allnighter"
"Pretty in Pink"
Rich-boy Blane (Andrew McCarthy) and working-class teen Andie (Molly Ringwald) fall in love in "Pretty in Pink."

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Diane Court and Lloyd Dobler.
"Splash"
"Blind Date"
"Say Anything ..."
Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) finally wins over his high school crush Diane (Ione Skye) in "Say Anything ..."

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Josh Baskin and Susan Lawrence.
"Coming to America"
"Big"
Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) suddenly becomes "Big" and dates Susan (Elizabeth Perkins) in the 1988 film.
"Micki & Maude"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Samantha Baker and Jake Ryan.
"Sixteen Candles"
Lowly sophomore Sam (Molly Ringwald) lands hot senior Jake (Michael Schoeffling) in "Sixteen Candles."
"Pretty in Pink"
"Better Off Dead"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Allen Bauer and Madison.
"Splash"
Tom Hanks is Allen and Daryl Hannah is his mermaid love, Madison, in "Splash."
"Murphy's Romance"
"Coming to America"

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Name the '80s romantic comedy by main couple character names: Joanna Stayton and Dean Proffitt.
"About Last Night …"
"Overboard"
Heiress Joanna (Goldie Hawn) gets amnesia and single dad Dean (Kurt Russell) convinces her that she's his wife in "Overboard."
"Chances Are"

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy meets girl on post-college road trip; boy finally gets girl 20 years later.
"Blame It on Rio"
"Arthur"
"When Harry Met Sally …"
Harry and Sally's New Year's Eve kiss was a really long time coming.

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Heartbroken boy meets French exchange student.
"Better Off Dead"
John Cusack and Diane Franklin are the boy and girl in question in 1985's "Better Off Dead."
"The Allnighter"
"The Sure Thing"

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Pizza delivery boy pays popular girl to be his girlfriend.
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
"Can't Buy Me Love"
Of course Ronald (Patrick Dempsey) and Cindy (Amanda Peterson) end up together, even after a rocky beginning.
"Pretty In Pink"

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy meets girl at a bar, and they have an on-off relationship over the course of a year.
"Blind Date"
"Say Anything ..."
"About Last Night …"
"About Last Night …" follows a couple (and their friends) from a one-night stand through a year of a relationship.

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Millionaire boy falls in love with shoplifter.
"Arthur"
Arthur (Dudley Moore) and Linda (Liza Minnelli) meet cute in 1981's "Arthur."
"Romancing the Stone"
"Can't Buy Me Love"

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy wants to meet girl, so he gets a ride across the country with another girl, who's going to meet another boy.
"Two of a Kind"
"Seems Like Old Times"
"The Sure Thing"
And despite it all, boy (John Cusack) and girl (Daphne Zuniga) end up together.

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: The crown prince of Zamunda goes looking for a wife.
"Moonstruck"
"Overboard"
"Coming to America"
Eddie Murphy is Prince Akeem in "Coming to America."

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Bored housewife gets amnesia, is mistaken for another, crazier woman and gets into all kinds of trouble.
"Best Friends"
"Desperately Seeking Susan"
Rosanna Arquette is bored housewife Roberta, and Madonna plays free spirit Susan in "Desperately Seeking Susan."
"The Woman in Red"

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Novelist girl goes on wild goose chase with smuggler boy.
"Murphy's Romance"
"Seems Like Old Times"
"Romancing the Stone"
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star in 1984's "Romancing the Stone."

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Actress' husband has an affair with his wife's sister, framed between two Thanksgiving parties.
"Overboard"
"Hannah and Her Sisters"
In "Hannah and Her Sisters," Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, and Hannah's ex-husband marries her sister Holly.
"Chances Are"

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy is married to girl. Boy meets another girl and eventually becomes a bigamist.
"Micki & Maude"
Dudley Moore is Rob, and Amy Irving and Ann Reinking are his two pregnant wives in "Micki & Maude."
"Blame It on Rio"
"Seems Like Old Times"

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Two girls try to meet boys at a resort for singles.
"Working Girl"
"Two of a Kind"
"Casual Sex?"
Friends Stacy (Lea Thompson) and Melissa (Victoria Jackson) cruise for dudes in "Casual Sex?"

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Name the '80s rom-com by plot: Boy and girl get married but then question the decision.
"Best Friends"
Richard (Burt Reynolds) and Paula (Goldie Hawn) are happy life and work partners, but things go downhill when they get married.
"The Woman in Red"
"Murphy's Romance"

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