In which states do these popular 80s movies take place?

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Getting a bit nostalgic for the 80s? Well, here's a challenge for you. You might remember the movie, but do you remember where it took place? Let's find out!

The cast of "The Breakfast Club" served detention at Shermer High School in what Midwestern state?

"The Breakfast Club" was tagged as culturally significant and is now immortalized in the Library of Congress. The film was released in 1985.

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Marty McFly goes "Back to the Future" in what sunny state?

"Back to the Future" is set in Hill Valley, California. Bonus points if you remember that Marty dreamed of becoming a musician.

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Although we're not exactly sure where "E.T." was from, the alien landed in what western state?

"E.T." was released in 1982. Bonus points if you remember that the alien loved Reese's Pieces.

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"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" featured the characters' shenanigans in the "windy city" in what state?

The movie highlighted several Chicago landmarks. The movie was preserved by the Library of Congress in 2014.

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"The Karate Kid" moved from New Jersey to what, much warmer, state?

Pat Morita earned an Academy Award nomination for his work in the film. Morita also starred in the sitcom "Happy Days."

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"The Goonies'" Goon Docks were located in what Northwestern state?

The movie was set in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria was founded in 1811.

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The "Ghostbusters" set up shop in what populous state?

"Ghostbusters" hit theaters in 1984. Bonus points if you remember that the damsel's apartment was haunted by a ghost named Zuul.

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"Top Gun" took over the skies in what western state?

The movie was set in San Diego, California. Bonus points if you remember Tom Cruise's character's nickname was Maverick.

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"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was based on an actual school in what state?

The movie was released in 1982. Bonus points if you remember that Brad Hamilton drove a 1960 Buick LeSabre.

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Sure, Indiana Jones traveled the world, but what Midwestern state did he attend college in?

Indiana Jones studied at the University of Chicago. Carl Sagan was an actual graduate of the school.

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Unlike many Stephen King stories, "Stand By Me" took place in what state?

"Stand By Me" was released in 1986. The movie was based on a 1982 story by King.

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Although "Die Hard's" John McClane is from New York, the movie itself was set on the other side of the country in what state?

John McClane saves the day in Los Angeles. Bonus points if you remember that the movie was set on Christmas Eve.

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"The Terminator" was from the future, but he targeted Sarah Connor in Los Angeles, _________.

"The Terminator" was released in 1984. Bonus points if you remember that the cyborg was from the year 2029.

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"Blade Runner's" Los Angeles bears no resemblance to the city in what state?

"Blade Runner" starred Harrison Ford. A sequel is in the works.

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"Beverly Hills Cop" was set in what state?

Sure, this one was a no brainer. Did you remember that the main characters were actually from Detroit?

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Molly Ringwald was "Pretty in Pink" in what Midwestern state?

The movie was set in Chicago, Illinois. Ringwald played Andie Walsh.

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What state was home to "The Lost Boys?"

"The Lost Boys" was set in Santa Carla, California. Bonus points if you remember that characters Michael and Sam moved to California from Arizona.

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"Dirty Dancing" was set in the Catskills, which are in what state?

"Dirty Dancing" hit theaters in 1987. The movie spawned a stage version.

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"The Shining" took place in what snowy state?

Stanley Kubrick directed this 1980 film. Bonus points if you remember that the hotel's name was The Overlook.

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In what state was "A Christmas Story" set in?

The film was set in fictional Hohman, Indiana. The outdoor shots were filmed in Cleveland, Ohio.

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"Footloose" was based on events that took place in what state?

Elmore City, Oklahoma, is said to be the inspiration for this film. Elmore City has a population of less than 1,000.

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Hollywood was the setting for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Hollywood is in what state?

The movie was released in 1988. It was set in the 1940s.

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"Poltergeist" dug up spirits in what western state?

"Poltergeist" hit theaters in 1982. It has been ranked as one of the scariest movies ever made.

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"Beetlejuice" wreaked havoc in what idyllic country state?

"Beetlejuice" was released in 1988. It was directed by Tim Burton.

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"Raging Bull" was set in what eastern state?

The movie was set in the Bronx. The movie reigns as one of the best films of all time.

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"The Blues Brothers" jammed in the windy city in what state?

The movie's stars, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, were "Saturday Night Live" alums. Bonus points if you remember that the "Bluesmobile" was an old police car.

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"Flashdance's" Alex has big dreams in a steel city in what state?

"Flashdance" was released in 1983. Bonus points if you remember that Irene Cara sang "What a Feeling."

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Tom Cruise plays his "Risky Business" in what Great Lakes state?

"Risky Business" made Tom Cruise a star. Bonus points if you remember that "Old Time Rock and Roll" was sung by Bob Seger.

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In the film "Coming to America," Eddie Murphy lands in what coastal state?

"Coming to America" was released in 1988. Bonus points if you remember that Eddie Murphy's character was from fictional Zamunda.

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In the movie "First Blood," John Rambo terrorizes a town in what Northwestern state?

Oregon became a state in 1889. The state covers more than 71,000 square miles.

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"Tootsie" finds work in what Broadway state?

"Tootsie" was released in 1982. The film grossed over $177 million in U.S. theaters.

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The family in "National Lampoon's Vacation" traveled from Chicago to what state?

The movie spawned four sequels. Bonus points if you remember the family was headed to Walley World.

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"Caddyshack" was based on a country club in what Midwestern state?

The movie was based on the Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Illinois. Many of the movie's scenes were filmed in Florida.

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The Cuban immigrant lead of "Scarface" took over the drug trade in what state?

Al Pacino played the lead role. The movie was released in 1983 but was set in 1980.

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"Major League" played baseball in Cleveland, _______.

"Major League" starred Charlie Sheen. It was released in 1989.

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