Top Five: 80’s Action Trailers – Page 2 – ManlyMovie

Top Five: 80’s Action Trailers

4) Red Dawn (1985) Theatrical Trailer

Since this article is about 1980’s trailer, it’s no surprise that something from John ‘The Master’ Milius appears on here.  You could probably argue that Conan The Barbarian is the better movie, but if you ask me this is the more effective trailer.  Being the age of 1 at the time, it’s safe to say I couldn’t fully appreciate this.  But good as it looks now, it must have been even manlier during the still chilly Cold War, during which the Red Army had the largest standing army in history and was a genuine threat.  Even back then, liberal pissants critisized John’s movie.  Too right wing they said.  WTF, it wasn’t Milius threatening the USA, so what was wrong with pointing out political reality?  The remake was a pile of shit.  One of the first reviews I wrote was for that movie, I enjoyed tearing it apart as much as I hated watching it.

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  1. Jeff

    October 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    This movie is one of my absolute faves!!

    • The Night Rider

      October 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Which one?

      • Jeff

        October 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

        Oh, sorry…I didn’t realize the comments would be the same across all pages. Ok. The fave movie to which I was referring is Cobra. I never tire of that film. It is just classic 80’s all over the place. Can’t wait to see that new Cannon documentary you’ve written about! 😀

  2. Saverio

    October 10, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Man these were the good ole’ days. Sadly, its over. No more practical effects & R movies are dying fast.

  3. New_Rodro

    October 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Where the hell is the the trailer of “Extreme Prejudice”? This list seems like a travesty without it. 🙂

    • The Night Rider

      October 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Yeah, that’s a damned good trailer too. The Rambo music…

  4. Anuj Kehar

    October 11, 2014 at 1:30 am


    • Jeff

      October 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      My fave part of that film is where Chuck Norris tosses the suitcase bomb back to the terrorists, and says, “It’ll work now…” HA HA such classic stuff. Man, I miss the 80’s.

  5. disqus

    October 11, 2014 at 11:46 am

    It’s a shame that you guys joined the click-hunting game with these lists which require multiple hits.