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AND DONE The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days ( DAY 80) (#1):
Aug 13, 2012

The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days ( DAY 79) (Top 2):
Aug 12, 2012

The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days ( DAY 78) (Top 3):
Aug 11, 2012

The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days ( DAY 77):
Aug 10, 2012



The Top 80 movie from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 4)

77. “Splash” (1984)

Movie Summary:

A man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

From http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088161/




Tom Hanks—Allen Bauer


Daryl Hannah—Madison


Eugene Levy—Walter Kornbluth


John Candy—Freddie Bauer




Ron Howard



Facts about the this movie:


*Movie Budget: $8,00,000


*Opening weekend: $6,174,059 (USA) (829 Screens)


*Total movie Gross: 62,100,000 (USA)


*Nominated for Best Original Screenplay & Original Music Score.


*First Film released by Touchstone Pictures.


*Do to the language and brief nudity in the film Disney did not feel like it could release the movie, so that lead to creation of  Touchstone Pictures.


*Daryl Hannah has been swimming “Mermaid” style with legs bound together since she a child because Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid story. 


*The script was adapted from a story that Brian Grazer wrote.


From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splash_(film)



Why I Picked this movie # 77:   

1. It holds up.


2. It was a good and unique love story.


3. Great cast.


4. Very funny movie.


5. Half naked to fully nude Daryl Hannah as a Mermaid. Just that reason alone this movie should be on the list…


6. It was the literal take on the fish out of water with a mix of love in it.


7. It did a good job of show casing Hanks has a great romantic lead for the future romantic movies.


8. Other show case of John Candy acting comedy.


Movie trailer:


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