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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1980s: Round 4 - Group 7 of 16

    During the fourth round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for up to two films you would like to move onto the next round. The top two films will be moving on. Keep in mind that the percentage of the vote a given film receives will determine its standing going forward.

    The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

    The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):


    Ghostbusters (1984)
    Directed by Ivan Reitman

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    The Dead Zone (1983)
    Directed by David Cronenberg

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    The Princess Bride (1987)
    Directed by Rob Reiner

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    National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
    Directed by Harold Ramis

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    As you wish.
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    Is The Dead Zone really this popular or is it the King affect?

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    Come on Mike, you know the answer to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Is The Dead Zone really this popular or is it the King affect?
    It's not just a great adaptation, it's a great movie.

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    I'm probably in the minority here but I didn't like the book and hated the movie.
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    Princess Bride
    Ghostbusters
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Princess Bride
    Ghostbusters
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    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    Finally a favorite of mine is leading! Go PB!
    Yeah and very unusual to see the third-ranked film ahead!

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    Ghostbusters and The Dead Zone tied for second!

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    Eeekkk...No love for the Vacation series. It was such a comedy icon in it's time.
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    Interestingly, National Lampoon's Vacation was our finalist in the Best Comedy tournament, so #2 comedy of all time.

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    Cool. I should pay more attention to Gem Theater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Eeekkk...No love for the Vacation series. It was such a comedy icon in it's time.
    It's the only film I voted for here. I'd easily rank it above all the others in this group.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Eeekkk...No love for the Vacation series. It was such a comedy icon in it's time.
    It's the only film I voted for here. I'd easily rank it above all the others in this group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Eeekkk...No love for the Vacation series. It was such a comedy icon in it's time.
    It's the only film I voted for here. I'd easily rank it above all the others in this group.
    MANY would argue this statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I'd easily rank it above all the others in this group.
    Same. Although I do like The Princess Bride and Ghostbusters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
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    Eeekkk...No love for the Vacation series. It was such a comedy icon in it's time.
    It's the only film I voted for here. I'd easily rank it above all the others in this group.
    MANY would argue this statement.
    Well you know Heather, likes to throw them jokes around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Eeekkk...No love for the Vacation series. It was such a comedy icon in it's time.
    It's the only film I voted for here. I'd easily rank it above all the others in this group.
    MANY would argue this statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
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    Eeekkk...No love for the Vacation series. It was such a comedy icon in it's time.
    It's the only film I voted for here. I'd easily rank it above all the others in this group.
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    I've never been a fan of Princess Bride. I saw it a few times when I was younger but never really cared for it. I've thought about giving it another watch as I'm older, but really haven't had that strong of a desire to.

    I enjoyed Ghostbusters well enough, but it's nothing I would rave about. Maybe it's because I only just watched it within the past few years, so it doesn't have any sentimental value to me.

    And The Dead Zone was ok, but also nothing I would really rave about either. I just finally read the book a year or so ago and went to rewatch the movie and was actually having a slightly hard time getting into it. I fell asleep near the beginning and haven't gone back to try again

    National Lampoons Vacation is a film I've seen numerous times, and despite that I still find it to be hilarious. So yes it got my only vote here and I'd rank it above all others
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    The poll has closed. The following two titles are moving on to the next round:
    1. Ghostbusters (56.25%)
    2. The Princess Bride (56.25%)

    And the following two titles have been eliminated:
    1. The Dead Zone (46.88%)
    2. National Lampoon's Vacation (25.00%)

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