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QUIZ: How well do you know your 80s movies?

Anyone… Anyone? Bueller?

Image: Facebook/Ferris Bueller's Day Off

THEY SAY THAT life moves pretty fast, and if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. At least Ferris Bueller says it. And in the last 33(!) years since his iconic film was released, life has moved pretty fast.

And sometimes, it’s worthwhile taking a moment to go back to a beloved decade like the 1980s, back when things were more simple, before Brexit, BoJo and billionaires becoming presidents of the US.

So, let’s take you back to one of film’s greatest periods – it was the decade that brought us cinematic gems like Back To The Future, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Stand By Me, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Die Hard.

But how much do you remember about them? Take our quiz to find out.

1. In Stand By Me (1986), the boys set out to find whose dead body?
Gordie Lachance
Charlie Hogan

Ray Brower
Ace Merrill
2. Each character in The Breakfast Club (1985) had pretty different reasons for coming to detention. What was Allison's (the recluse)?
She skipped school
She didn't have anything better to do

She set off a flare gun in her locker
She pulled a false fire alarm
3. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) starred which tiny starlet?
Kate Hudson
Jennifer Aniston

Julia Roberts
Drew Barrymore
4. Why did Sam Baker's family forget about her birthday in Sixteen Candles (1984)?
Because her older sister was getting married the next day
Because they were on holidays

Because she was fighting with them all
Because she shared a birthday with her sister
5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) is based in the suburbs of which US city?
New York

6. In The Princess Bride (1987), who does Buttercup reluctantly agree to marry?
Prince Humperdinck
Dread Pirate Roberts

Count Tyrone Rugen
The King
7. In Dirty Dancing (1987), what is the name of the camp's dance instructor?
Jake Houseman
Max Kellerman

Billy Kostecki
Johnny Castle
8. In Back To The Future (1985), what was the year Marty McFly travelled back to?

9. What was the name of the restaurant in which When Harry Met Sally (1989)'s most famous scene occurs?
Mickey's Diner
Katz's Delicatessen

Jackson Hole Diner
Da Stuzzi Patisserie
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You could do with a bit of study
Were you even around in the 80s? You might love its music and fashion but have you had a chance to enjoy the brilliant films it produced? Why not check out Electric Ireland's Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic?
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You did pretty well (without being a smartass)
You may not have grown up in that era but you definitely have an appreciation for brilliant 80s movies (especially Molly Ringwald's). Why not check out Electric Ireland's Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic?
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You terminated it
You're clearly a big fan of 80s movies and will never forget the characters, soundtracks and best quotes from the decades' brilliant films. Why not check out Electric Ireland's Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic?
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Suddenly feeling nostalgic? Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic has hosted throwback legends like S Club Party, The Vengaboys, Mark McCabe and 5ive, to name a few. And this year is no different with Bonnie Tyler, Mr Motivator and Lords of Strut performing and classic throwback movies screened during the day. To be in with a chance of winning tickets, keep an eye on Electric Ireland’s Instagram.

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