what name immediately comes to mind when you think of cult classic 80s movies? john hughes probably...but my top 3 favorites are actually NOT hughes flicks. sure i'll always have a soft spot for the breakfast club, pretty in pink, and sixteen candles (primarily for michael schoefling) but my all time tops will always be Heathers, Gleaming the Cube, and Pump up the Volume - coincidentally, which all star young christian slater.
Heathers is the original Mean Girls circa 1988.
You can't beat Rodney Mullen (one of the most historic skaters) as Christian Slater's stunt double in Gleaming the Cube circa 1989. imagine how stoked i was at the age of 13 to learn that it was filmed at my high school. man i walked those halls with pride.
Hard Harry's musical selections of Jesus & Mary Chain, Bad Brains, and of course the infamous Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen just add to the awesomeness that is Pump Up the Volume circa 1990. Plus, I could relate to rebellion in suburbia.