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    23 Random Classic '80s Movies Facts That I Find Unbelievably Interesting

    Ghostbusters set in the future?! And in space?! Yup, could've been.

    1. In Back to the Future, the iconic storyline/scene of the lightning hitting the clock tower was actually added in order to save money, and it was NOT the original way Marty McFly got back to 1985.

    2. The "To be continued..." title card wasn't in the theatrical release of Back to the Future — it was added to the home video release after the actors had signed on to do two more sequels.

    3. Dolly Parton agreed to do 9 to 5 on the condition that she could write the theme song for it.

    4. Paula Abdul created all the choreography for the wedding scene at the beginning of Coming to America.

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    According to Paula, she got the job because the film's director, John Landis, wanted the person who choreographed Janet Jackson.

    5. In Sixteen Candles, Michael Schoeffling (who played Jake Ryan) was much older than his costars. He was 23 years old, while Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall were both 15 during filming.

    Also, IRL, it was Molly and Anthony who dated.

    6. E.T. and Elliott are the only things that aren't real in the iconic moon scene in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

    7. Meg Ryan turned down the role of Shelby in Steel Magnolias because she had just been offered the lead in When Harry Met Sally.

    8. Dan Aykroyd originally wrote Ghostbusters as a movie that would have starred John Belushi and him as ghost hunters in space (and it also took place in the future).

    9. In 1984, Red Dawn became the first movie ever to be rated PG-13.

    10. Before Eddie Murphy took over the role, Sylvester Stallone was originally supposed to play Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop. But Sylvester didn't like the humor in the script, so he rewrote it to be more action-packed. The studio and producers didn't like his version of the movie, so they moved on.

    11. The song "You're the Best," which was featured in the montage of fight scenes during the All-Valley Karate Tournament in Karate Kid, was actually written for Rocky III.

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    The song, which was sung by Joe Esposito, was originally written by Bill Conti and Allee Willis for Rocky III, but "You're the Best" was replaced at the last minute with "Eye of the Tiger."

    12. Disney had to pay a huge licensing fee to MGM in order to use the ruby slippers in Return to Oz.

    13. It was Quincy Jones who suggested that Oprah Winfrey play the role of Sofia in The Color Purple.

    14. George Lucas absolutely HATED and went "apeshit" over Harrison Ford's iconic "I know" ad-lib in The Empire Strikes Back.

    15. Jareth (David Bowie) having his bulge showing through his pants in Labyrinth was an intentional costume design choice; they wanted to make him to look like a rock star/pop star.

    16. In the original ending of Pretty in Pink, Andie (Molly Ringwald) and Duckie (Jon Cryer) ended up together. Test audiences hated it, so the ending was reshot with Andie winding up with Blane (Andrew McCarthy).

    17. When Giorgio Moroder created the demo for "Call Me" (the theme song to American Gigolo), he originally intended for it to be sung by Stevie Nicks. But Stevie had to turn it down because she had just signed a new record contract that would have prohibited her from working with Giorgio.

    18. Robin was supposed to appear briefly in Batman, but the character was eliminated when the principal photography started.

    19. Even though Michael Keaton is the star of Batman, it is actually Jack Nicholson who got the top billing.

    20. Tom Cruise improvised all the dancing in the classic "dancing in his underwear" scene in Risky Business.

    21. It was actually freezing when they shot the lake scene in Dirty Dancing — 'cause it was fall — and they had to take frequent breaks during filming in order for Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey not to get sick.

    22. In The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted to change the iconic line "I'll be back" to "I will be back" because he was having trouble pronouncing "I'll." But the film's writer-director, James Cameron, refused to let him change the line.

    23. And finally, the urban legend about the ghost of a boy appearing in Three Men and a Baby actually started after the film was released on home video.